HOW THEY WORSHIP IN THE VALE. CAR MEL, BONVILSTONE. ( (out In it I'd from laxt ttrrJ-.) Sunday. March 1st. was the date fixed upon to visit CarmeL March did not come in like a lion. hat, nevertheless. it brought with it weather by no means the most pleasant. It was. however, communion Sunday at Carmel; the minister was to be there throughout the day. and the weather could not keep the people away. It did one's heart good to see the crowd of carriages, some opened and some closed, and all from very con- siderable distances, taking their occupants up the mountain of the Lord to hear Yr hen. hen hanes." that is, thank heaven, still so dear to us as a nation. As already said. Carmel is one of the handsomest edifices in the Vale. The seats are low and com- fortable. and practically free. The pulpit is modern. and fixed at the east end. while the gallery occupies the west end. The building is kept scrupulously clean, and it is well provided with lamps. Xear the chapel is an excellent stable and vestry room in which week services are held. There is also a very convient place to boil water, ivc., for teas. On the Sunday in question the chapel was draped in black, and from allusions made hy the minister during the morning I under- stood that a mother had been taken and the children left. Thy ways are in the sea. and thy paths in the deep waters The morning services commence at Carmel at 10.30. and there were 50 present punctually on March 1st. A dozen more tripped in between 10.30 and 10.40. making a total of 62 present at the morning service. There was a devout appearance upon the congregation, an'1, while looking at them, -one could not help flunking that they were tyrfa'n cadw gwyl yn wir." The conductor of the sinking is Mr. James Price. Llantrithjd, and in that position he is undoubtedly the right man in the right place. The following hymn, com- posed by tne late Mr. Morgan Rees. Capel Isaac. Carmarthen, was sung with particulai pathos Dv hen addewid rasol A gadwodd rif y gwlith 0 ddynion wedi eu colli. A gan am dani byth. Er cael ee mynvch glwyfo Gan bechod is y nen, Iacheir eu mawrion glwyfau A dail y bywiol bren. The respected pastor, the Rev. W. E. Evans, read the first chapter of St. Paul's epistle to the Romans, and selected for his text a portion of the 14th verse of that chapter. I am debtor both to the Greeks and to the barbarians. The sermon was a missionary one, and the preacher in his opening remarks showed that St. Paul was a great man in many respects he had a great heart. Men differed greatly in the sizes of their hearts. One man's heart was j ust AS big as himself: another's was as big as his faniilc; .another's was as big as his country, but St. Rami's heart was as big as the world. The worlds estimation was often radically wrong the world called men great who were no bigger than the pigmies Stanley saw in Africa. The essence of greatness was service myfi n'm gwneuthum fy hun yn was i bawb." The three heads of the sermon were. the debt great because mm was great how to pay it: and exhortation tc :)ay it. The discourse was able. and very inte- resting throughout, and was listened to with marked attention. The first part of the service was over at 11.45, and the Holy Communion was celebrated afterwards. The school was commenced at 2 p.m., and it may be described in three words, good but small. The congregation is a very scattered one, and this un- doubtedly accounts for the smallness of the school. as people find it/difficult to attend three times a day. If. however, the school is as interesting always as it was on March 1st. people would do well by attending it, and the morning service on alternate Sundays. The suberic tendent of the school is Mr. E Griffiths he take" .an interest in his work. and performs it swell. The six o'clock service commenced punctually and was partly English and partly Welsh, the morning service being entirely in the latter language. There were about, 70 persons present, and Mr. Evans established an eloquent and telling discourse upon the following words I will go and return to my place till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face in their affliction they will seek me early." (Hosea v. 15.) The rev. gentlemen dwelt upon Israel's offences, viz.: idolatrY. unbelief, and attributing their successes and victories to themselves rather than to God. This service concluded at 7.25. In our days it is a general complaint that Zion's daughter is" too easy. Of many, perhaps most, of our churches it may be said that they are neither cold nor hot. but the writer records with pleasure that things look very bright at Carmel. Some of Mr. Evans' fellow students are labouring in China. India, and Africa, among men benighted, but while they do noble work there, Mr. Evans also does noble work in the Vale by holding up the lamp of life to lighten the paths of his own countrvmen and countrywomen. He works quietly Itis true but the day will come when it will be -een that he will have been an instrument in His hand to prepare ami i faen i'r adeilad svdd fry." In connection with Carmel. there is a Bible class held on Tuesday evenings, and also a band of hope, numbering 40 members, and from this it will be seen that the rising generation is not neglected by this church, which says— XI chaiff bwystfilod rheibus Dori'r egin man i lawr Xi chaiff blodau peraidd ieuangc Fethu gan y sychder mawr. ( The four deacons at Carmel are Mr. J. Smith, New* Wallace, Wenvoe. and Mr, James Price, Mr. J. Rowlands, and Mr. Edward Thomas. I am sure the two last-named are excellent men, else they would never have been appointed deacons at Carmel, but as to Messrs. Smith and Price, I can speak of them from personal knowledge, and I sav. without hesitation, they are ornaments to Carmel. and would be ornaments to any Christian Church. They are both able literary men, and, like Ciesar's wife, they are above suspicion in all their connections. In 1858 Mr. Smith removed from Groeswen to New Wallace, and ever since he has been a tower of strength to Carmel. He was made deacon, secretary, and treasurer of the Church in 1859, and continues to hold those appointments to this day. March 28, 1883. the Church presented Mr. Smith with a beau- tiful photo of himself and an address, together worth over .1:10. as a token of their great apprecia- tion of his invaluable services among them and to them. In September. 1885, Mr. Smith published a verv able and interesting history of Carmel Church in the JJhri/i/iirr, and the present writer is under an obligation to Mr. Smith for permission to make anv use he liked of that history. In taking one's leave of Carinel Church it is hardly necessary to say that one wishes them well. May the grace of Christ, our Saviour, And the Father's boundless love, With the Holy Spirit's favour. Rest upon them from above Thus may they abide in union With each other and the Lord And possess in sweet communion, Joys which earth can not afford.
MR. A. J. WILLIAMS, M.P. Mr. Arthur J. Williams. M.P. for South Glamor- gan. after taking part in the division on the Welsh Liquor Veto Bill, was summoned to his residence at Coed-y-Mwstwr, Bridgend, by an urgent message informing the hon. gentleman that Mrs. Williams had been taken seriously ill. To this regrettable circumstance is attributablt Mr. Arthur illiams s absence from the House on Thursday and Friday evening. Had the hon. gentleman been present he would have joined his colleagues in the protest against this shameful way in which an irrespon- sible majority in the Second Chamber violated all constitutional usage and broke the solemn engage- ments entered into by the Government which it supports. We are glad to learn that Mrs. Williams is now a good deal better.
LOCAL BILLS IN PARLIA- MENT. BARRY DOCK AND RAILWAYS BILL. THE PREAMBLE PASSED. DIRECT ACCESS FROM CARDIFF TO BARRY PORT. This Bill came before the Earl of Belmore's Select Committee on Friday afternoon. Its object is to authorise the company to construct, short railways at Cardiff, to run over portions of the Great Western Railway, the name of the company to be changed to that of The Barry Railway Company." The following were the appearances :—Mr. Pope, Q.C., and Mr. Cripps, Q.C.. for the promoters Mr. Saunders. Q.C., and Mr. Balfour Browne, Q.C.. for the Great Western Railway Company Mr. Pember, Q.C., Mr. Bidder. Q.C., and Mr. Woodfall for Lord Bute; Mr. Pembroke Stephens, Q.C., and Mr. Hewitt for the Cardiff Corporation: and Mr. Woodfall for the Glamorganshire Canal Co. The petition of the Taff Vale Railway Company was withdrawn. Mr. Cripps. Q.C., in opening for the promoters. said he thought the opposition of the Cardiff Corporation would be found to resolve itself into a question of clauses, and that of the Great Western Railway Company would be confined to a small point. The purpose of the promoters was to construct certain small railways and to obtain independent and convenient access between Cardiff and Barry, the latter place—which in 1884 had a population of 90—now possessing an increasing population of 15.000. It was unnecessary for him to go into the history of the matter, but from time to time the promoters, for the purpose of accom- modating traffic, had sought to get running powers into the Cardiff Great Western Railway Station, but the Great Western Railway had pointed out the inconvenience of this. The promoters had there- fore withdrawn that part of their scheme, so that when the Great Western Railway petition was considered, it would be found prima facie to contain little objection to the Bill. The promoters proposed to make an independent stntioll of their own on the Penarth-road. It was also intended to erect a goods and passenger station on another site, of which their lordships had already heard. and whatever interests Lord Bute and the Great Western Railway Company might have in the line, the object of the promoters would be to make it remunerative. The giving of running powers over the Riverside branch railway could only result in benefit to the public, to the Great Western Railway and to Lord Bute. Mr. T. R. Thompson, colliery proprietor and ship- owner, said he was a director of the Barry Dock and Railways Co. The existing railway accommo- dation was totally insufficient for the traffic. The present Great Western Station was greatly over- crowded with trains, and the approaches were bad. This Bill would complete a direct connection between Barry and Cardiff. Mr. Llewellyn Wood was next called in support of the Bill. and generally corroborated the evidence of Mr. Thompson. Mr. Barry, consulting engineer to the promoters, was briefly examined as to the need for improved railway accommodation owing to the traffic which had grown up. The proposed lines were laid out by him, and presented no engineering difficulties. —Cross-examined by Mr. Saunders as to whether the Great Western Railway were going to enlarge and improve the approaches to their station, wit- ness said he had seem no physical signs.—Mr. Saunders Do you not know that they have served notices for the land .'—Xo. Mr. Saunders: We have our own means of proving it. Is it usual to ask for running powers without reciprocity .'—Xo, but I must be guarded against saying that re- ciprocity means giving running powers in exchange. We are offering the Great Western Railway tolls over a line which is at present disused.—Have not the Great Western Railway always been anxious to give running powers !-Well, we have been five years knocking at the door, and have not succeeded in getting into Cardiff yet.—Cross-examined by Mr. Bidder If you ask the question not for the corpo- ration. but for Lord Bute. I think we are under an obligation to extend Dumball's-road with a reason- able curvature. I thought you were asking the question for the corporation, and I did not want to prejudice Lord Bute's case. (Laughter.)—By Mr. Pembroke Stephens I do not think we ought to satisfy the corporation at the expense of Lord Bute. (Renewed laughter.)—Re-examined It would be unjust to give the Great Western Railway a share of the traflic which the Barry Company had themselves created. The shippers and residents were most anxious that the Barry Company should conduct their own traffic, and a quick service between Cardiff and Barry was vital. It was a sufficient reciprocity for the Great Western Rail- way that the promoters proposed to make an un- paying line pay handsomely. At present goods had to be carted, and this inconvenience resulted from a want of continuity. This was the case for the promoters. Mr. Pembroke Stephens called Mr. Harpur, borough engineer, who, on behalf of the corporation, said, having regard to the peculiar circumstances of Cardiff, it was most important that railway interference with streets and bridges should be carefully watched. Dumball's-road communicated with a street made by the corpora- tion at great expense; and the corporation sewer was laid in that road.—A member of the committee pointed out that similar evidence from Mr. Harpur, given on the Great Western Railway Bill, was already upon the notes.—Mr. Pembroke Stephens But the promoters say nothing about the existing conveniences and the sewer.—Mr. Pope. Q.C. (for the promoters If we take any part of the sewer we ought to deviate into the land we take for the purpose of the road.- Mr. Pembroke Stephens said that was enough, and proceeding to cross-examine as to the Riverside road. the learned counsel asked witness what would be the effect if the road was lowered" as proposed in this Bill.—Mr. Harpur said that for the pur- poses of the Great Western Railway the road was already six feet below high tide. and this would necessitate going three feet lower. The corpora- tion asked that the promoters should conform to the some level as the Great Western Railway. Mr. Corbett, surveyor, Cardiff, was next ex- amined shortly for Lord Bute. Mr. Pembroke Stephens, in his address for the corporation, urged that the promoters should be compelled to conform to existing conditions. Under this Bill the Barry Company proposed to deal with certain properties which were also within the limits of the Great Western Railway Bill. The Penarth line had been scheduled by both. What the promoters asked their lordships to say was that 50 feet was the proper width for Virgin-street, for the new road of the Great Western Railway, for the bridge of the Barry Company, and so all through. The whole question stood upon a different footing until Parliament begarrto inter- fere for the protection of towns which were afflicted with railway bills. There had been cases in which jailway companies had been compelled, not merely to make new bridges but to reconstruct existing ones. It was necessary, in the public interest, that these gorges and throttles of railway bridges should not be allowed to exist. Mr. Lambert, general manager to the Great Western Railway, examined by Mr. Balfour Browne. said his own company had offered the Barry Company reciprocal terms, and had never opposed them, neither had the Great Western Rail- way any interest to serve by opposition. Would it be unfair to give them running powers without giving you something in return !-It would.— Further examined There was no necessity for an independent passenger station for the Barry Com- pany on the site they now proposed. The pro- moters were patting themselves to an unnecessary expense in view of certain powers which the Great Western Railway had obtained to lay down addi- tional lines, thus making a junction with the Taff Vale Company, and giving greater conveniences for through passengers. The work would be begun as early as possible, and he saw no necessity for the making of the Barry Company line in the r, y meanwhile. Though there was no difficulty of a physical kind in the proposed running powers over the Riverside branch, yet the plan was un- desirable, as it would lead to the complications which it would be well to avoid. Mr. Scotter, general manager of the South- western Railway Company, examined by Mr. Saunders. said after 30 years' experience he had come to the conclusion that compulsory running powers were objectionable, unusual, and unjust. Sir Myles Fenton, general manager of the South-Eastern Railway, next examined, said the Barry Company ought not to be made equal masters with the Great Western Railway over the line of the latter without an equivalent. It ought to be a matter of agreement between the two. Mr. Burt, general manager to the Great Eastern Company, gave similar evidence. Mr. Saunders, summing up for the Great Western Railway Company, said that body had not in petitioning against this Bill. acted as a dog in the manger, but the game must be fairly played. If a benefit was to be obtained on the one side. there should be something conceded on the other. The arrangement suggested by the promoters was not for the public benefit, inasmuch as it involved the construction of a railway side by sside with that of the Great Western Railway, and involved also the construction of a separate passenger station, whereas if the Riverside branch was worked by the Great Western Railway, all the passengers, whether from Corporation-road or Barry, would run into this one central station. which was used by the main lines of both the great companies. Mr. Pope replied briefly for the promoters, and said the Great Western Railway had had power to convert the Riverside Branch into a passenger line for ten years, but had never attempted to utilise it until the Barry Company came to Parliament. Mr. Saunders -No, we have not such powers now. We had them in 1880. Mr. Pope Yes. you had the powers, and you let them run out, but come here to revive them now. (Laughter.) The committee decided that the preamble was proved, and directed that the Bill might proceed, but made a similar stipulation with respect to width of bridges as had been provided in the Great Western Railway Bill. THE GARW AND OGMORE GAS COMPANY. The Standing Orders Committee of the House of Commons having given leave for the introduc- tion into the Garw and Ogmore Gas Bill of an additional provision with reference to the sight of the proposed gas works, the Bill will now pass without further opposition through the House of Commons, and on Monday came for formal proof of the preamble before the Chairman of Ways and Means. Under this Bill a parliamentary company is proposed to be incorporated with power to con- struct works and supply gas within a certain area in Glamorganshire, defined in the Bill. The first directors of the company are Mr. George Fisher. Mr. Frank James, Mr. William Thomas, and two others to be nominated by them. whilst the capital sought to be raised is ^20,000, with borrowing powers not exceeding t 5,000. The Bill was ordered to be reported to the House. OGMORE DOCK BILL. The Ogmore Dock and Railway (Abandonment) Bill and the Western Valley (Monmouthshire) Water Bill came before the House of Commons on Monday afternoon, and after consideration were ordered for third reading.
COLOFN Y CYMRY. [DAN OLYGIAETH LLWYDFRYX.] AXWYL DDARLLEXWYK,—Buy tymhor diweddaf yn dymhor rhyfedd yn hanes Cymru yn y Senedd. Yn y tymhor hwn gwelwyd Cymru yn ymegnio fel cawr i redeg gyrfa, ac yn dangos i'r byd y dylai gael ei chyfrif cyn i ddeddfau newydd gael eu gwthio ami. Ymladdodd yn lew yn crbyn cyfraith y Degwm, a gorchfygodd y gelyn yn achos Dirwest. Y mae'r Toriaid wedi cael eu synu'n fawr hefyd gan ddedfryd Llys yr Arglwyddi yn achos Sharp v. Wakefield. Yr oedd yn hen chwedl ganddynt fod gan bob tafarnwr hawl ddiamodol yn ei drwydded ar ol iddo ei derbyn unwaith oddiwrth yr ynadon. os na fuasai rhyw gwyu yn cael ei wneyd yn erbyn cymmeriad ei dy. Dywedai Rhvddfrydwyr, o'r oclir arall, mai am flwyddyn y rhoddid y drwydded, ac y gallai'r ynadon. os y mynent. ballu ei hadnewyddu. Y mae Llys yr Arglwyddi yr wythnos hon wedi rhoddi yr un ddyfarniad. Y mae yn beth hynod nad oes yna bapyr dyddiol Cymraeg wedi ei gychwyn yng Xghymru cyn yma. Ond felly y mae. Yr ydym yn clywed fod yna y fath bapyr dyddiol newydd ei gychwyn yn y Wladfa Gymreig yn Xeheudir America. Hir oes a llwvddiant iddo. Dydd Mawrth nesaf. yn Aberteifi. bydd eyfarfod pwysig o Ryddfrydwyr y De. Rhoddir anerchiadau gan amry. ar gwestiwn y Degwm ac ar Ymreolaeth i Gymru. Y mae amryw siaradwyr da wedi addaw eu presenolcleb, ac yn eu mysg Bowen Rowlands. S. T. Evans. a Lloyd George. Rhoddwn hanes y cyfarfodydd yn ein rhifyn nesaf. ——♦ I > A 111) I) 0 NIA E T H. SEREX Y DEAU. Tynwch, holl blant a;wenydd,-eich anadl, A chenwch gerdd benrvdd. Homer fawr y Cymru Fydd," Saernia Sri-rii newydd O brysiwch, heb arosiad-O denwch I'r Deau, ar drawiad 0 clywch ddoethion, glcwion gwlad, Y wen Srmi yn siarail Srrrn ifanc, droes i'r nefoedd-yw hon, Tywyna'r wybrenoedd Cyd-ddawnsiwn cyflwynwn floedd I Si-rt-u nef y siroedd Mawrth 24, 1891. HWFA Mox. AXERCHIAD PRIODASOL I MR. THOMAS MORGAX A MISS MAGGIE JEXKIXS, POXT- YCLOWX. Ha 'rhen wag. dy ddal wnaeth Maggie—da iawn, Byd o hedd fed i ti, Wr difrad, ce'st er dy fri, ) t Un a thalent i'th loni. Edmygaist nodau Maggie—do yn siwr, Xes dwvn serch i soddi Briw wed'yn am briodi Y Ion deg i'th galon di. Aeth Maggie a thithau megys—uniawn Wanwynol bar dilys. Heb yr un gwall gyd brys, Yn un hollol ran 'wyllys. Gyda brys hwylus fun hylon—a mab braf, Yn mhob bri aeth weithion I hedd lwys, dan nawdd Ion Rhinwedd en haeddawl goron. Hir oes fo yn myd yr asiad—i'r ddau Eurwawr ddyn. a'r uniad Dedwydd, hyd awr datodiad, Fo'n hedd a gwir fwynhad. Bri haf a melus brofiad Fydd dydd claw Thomas yn dad. Pontyclown. LL. LLEWELLYN. THE SOUTH WALES STAR." Yn nghanol tywyllweh fe ddaeth Scri'it lewyrchus i'r golwg Ffarwel i'r (iolcutuK mae digon o faeth Yn hon i drig'olion Morganwg Mae'r Tt/xt yn cyhoeddi marwolaeth y Jii/tl, Dawr'r Html gyda'rlJ"ll/l'l' i'r ffurfafen, A'r Djjthl mewn jiolciiiti ymddengys o hyd, Ond t'wyni'n y nox mae y Srrrn. Yn nos anwybodaeth gymylog y sir Ymdreiddied ei llachar oleuni. A boed ei phelydrau bob tymhor yn bur, Dynoethed ddiffygion y Tor// Rhyw rith o oleuni cymysglyd a gawn O flitxlirx ein Locals" Toriaidd, Mae eisiau cael cadnaw i'w deall yn iawn, Ond dyna, cawd Sirni o'r diwedd. When darkness was reigning, we noticed afar A light (in the form of an organ*), The sparkst" all extinguished to welcome the Stu /•, To light up the sky of Glamorgan The earth needn't travel again round the sun, The moon may move off from Great Britain, The night thief and lover must stop their fun, Or their deeds will be seen in the St,rn. Xantymoel, Mawrth 23. J. DAVIES. A newspaper. t Other locals.
THE MAID OF SULLY. AX ORIGIXAL. TALE. [BY ADONIS.] Hullo-! What brought you here, old boy Such was the greeting that fell Oil my ears as I sat on the beach at Sully many, many years ago. when the great Barry Dock was an uncontem- plated design. At that time I was a raw youth, having only five years since left my native village, among the mountain wilds of Xorth Wales, to seek my fortune in the more } (;os]>ective and pro- gressive land of the Mouth. My parents were dead. and that day I had just Ie!" the grave of my patron and benefactor, Griffith Ellis. of Dinas Powys, a wealthy and prosperous contractor. carrying on business at Cardiff, and residing in a neat little villa in the country. Hullo What brought you here. old boy in the well-known X orth Walian dialect, resounded in my ears. I turned round in surprise, and beheld a youth of my own age with a large cheroot in his mouth, his hands in his pocket, and a pleasant smile on his broad face. He was. dressed as a sailor, and bore the unmistakable traces of a tropical sun. The voice seemed familiar, though the face was strange. The smile I recognised, but could not bring to mind whose it was. •• Don't you know me. he asked, the smile widening into a grille Xo." I replied. •" Why I am Twm Ty To. Twm Tv To." I echoed. Of course. How could I be so stupid but then. how you have altered How are youWhere did you come from Where are you going. What do you want in these parts When did- Hold on hold on one at a time one at a time. I am quite well. I came from Cardiff. I am going for a stroll. I want to stretch these limbs of mine a bit. We both laughed, as well we might, at my hasty questions and his appropriate replies. We shook hands warmly, and. in my delight at meeting an old friend of my boyish days. I utterly forgot that I held in my hand a photograph—a photograph of the girl I loved, Blodwen. the daughter of my master and benefactor. This fell to the ground and was forgotten. although but a few moments previously I had been admiring her beautiful face and faultless form. and cursing cruel Fate, which was about to deprive me of my darling. Having answered your impertinent questions." said Tom. I have a right to ask your history since last we met. Oh. that is easily given." I replied. Having lost my all I tramped to South Wales, reached Cardiff penniless and weary. There I met a kind and generous friend who took pity 011 me and gave me some work to do, adopted me as his own son. nii(I taught me a trade (that of a carpenter)'. To-day, poor fellow, he was buried, and I have made up mind to leave this place, although I shall have to leave behind the only living fIimd I possess.' •• And who is he, may I ask It is a girl." I replied, Blodwen. the daughter of my master. Oh. Tom, if 3 011 only knew how I love that girl •• WhatLove he said in surprise. I blushed, for it struck me very forcibly that once upon a time, when quite a bov, I had paid court to Anne. his sister. Xever mind, old man." he added, when he saw my discomfiture. Anne has long since settled in life. She married Bob. Y Xeuadd, and is living very happily with him. •• I am very glad was all I could say. '• Go 011. finish your story, and we shall hear more of your new flame when we have more leisure." Well, as I told you, she has besieged and cap- tured my heart." Humph said Tom. Without noticing the interruption. I proceeded, and said. My master's partner, a man of the name of Hughes. I do not care for. He has, seemingly, been been to me a friend, but I have an inexpressible dislike for him. and so has Blodwen." Oh. bother Blodwen." he remarked impatiently. v> •• Well, he has a smirking sort of a face. which inakes me distrust him. although I don't know for what reason. He lias been kind to me. and he is a religious man and popular, but somehow or other I seem to think (I hope I am wrong), that he has the heart of a demon." You always used to be suspicious." said Tom. smiling And what do you intend doing when you have left Look elsewhere for work." I replied. I am a capital carpenter, and I can easily find something to do." Carpenter By Jove You are just the man we require, and if you consent to come with me on a voyage our captain will give you a job. for our ship carpenter met with an accident the other day and had to be left at Cardiff. We sail in a day or two, and a trip on the sea will do yon more good than you could imagine in your present position." I consented, and after making preparations for departure, my friend and I left the neighbourhood. I was obliged to leave without seeing Blodwen owing to the presence of her relations and friends in the house. The Berwyn was a splendid vessel, and her captain a most genial man. As we sailed down the Bristol Channel. I gazed with longing eyes on the coast. We had doubled Lavernock Point when Sully Wood came in view. I thought of Blodwen. and her photograph. I would go down to my cabin and have another look at the image of her lovely face. which was. I thought. in my trunk. But I looked for it in vain. It was not there. Oh how I vexed and fretted at my loss. My last recollection of the relic was that I had it in my hand when Tom made his appearance. I distinctly remembered having written her name and mine on the piece of cardboard, and that was all. Time. the healer of all wounds, made me even forget this great loss. and in the performance of my many duties I soon overcame my grief. On board the Berwyn was a wealthy old gentle- man. who had taken a passage to Melbourne for the benefit of his health. Tom and I found him a boon companion, and he became highly interested in us. We spent hours together, chatting, and smoking, and attending to the old man's whimsical notions. We reached the Victorian post. In deference to the old gentleman's earnest desire. I consented to remain with him for a year or two. This was rendered the more easy as I had. in the mother country, no connections nor ties. except Blodwen. and she. doubtless, would soon forget me. Years passed by and I remained in the Antipodes. My friend died and left me heir to all his possessions, as he. too, was a man who had no living relations, and. to quote his own words. I may say. not in boast, as he had often told me.- You. my boy. are the only living person who took an interest in my curious whims, and to you will I bequeath these earthly treasures with which I have been blessed. May they be to you a source of happiness and comfort." I resolved to return. Xow, I was not a friend- less outcast, but the owner of thousands. I knew the world would worship me I would be looked upon as a great man. I would be made president of this and of that, and with a little education, who could say but that I might one day be nominated and elected a member of Parliament for my native county. Tom met me in London, and after the usual congratulations and complimentary remarks, he asked. What will you do now I shall go to claim my Blodwen." Ha. ha. ha laughed Tom. regardless of the hundreds of persons who passed us. stared at him. and moved on. saving in their heart of hearts what an uncivilized being a Welshman was. When his uncontrollable fit of laughter was over, I said, "You may think me a fool, but I seriously mean what I say. If she loves me now as she loved me then, we shall get married without more ado. Will you come with me." Not I," replied he. The old saying that two heads are better than one does not hold good in this case, for I think the less fools the better." It was now my turn to laugh. Do you think she has remained true to you," he asked. If she loved me, she has." was my reply. Love Pshaw sarcastically laughed my friend. •• What do you know about love." I retorted, as I took my seat in the train and bade him Goodbye." a Let us pass over the railway journey. Suffice it to say. the next morning found me tramping along the heavy roads. which even then were covered with mud. I made for Sully Wood. for I had a longing to visit our old trysting tree. There it was just as I left it many years ago. hat! Are my eyes deceiving me What do I see.' Xot Blodwen. surely. It is a young lady, beyond doubt. Is it Bloelwen She was reading. lie could she be I came nearer. Yes. it was Blodwen I was on the point of riLshing madlv forward to embrace her when I heard a crackling of twigy.. and beheld a man emerging into ¡m open space in the wood. "Oh. said I. sadly, "Tom was right after all. She has another sweetheart. She ha* forgotten me." The man crept stealthily forward, and to mv disgust I recognised Hughes. This. then. was The man she preferred. Oh Heavens, how could I save her from him. He approached towards her and reached her unawares. He put his arm around her waist. I was mad with jealousy. Yet I could do nothing, absolutely nothing. She started in surprise and confronted him. How dare you. Mr. Hughes." I heard her say. for I was now near enough to hear their conversa- tion. The fellow was quite taken aback. My heart leapt with joy. But I love you. Blodwen." said he with that everlasting smirk. Love, indeed." she replied. I can do without such love as yours. Go leave me." He laughed scornfully. When you know all. you will not refuse me." v Yes I shall refuse you. were I to die by doing so." Do you know that you will be homeless and friendless if you do not marry me. What do mean she asked. I mean that your father had mortgaged your house in the name of the firm. and I have received a letter to the effect from the solicitor of your late father. If you refuse. I shall refuse to pay the interest and renew the mortgage. If you marry me we will live happily. Scoundrel she hissed. Yes. dear reader, even a girl. the girl you love. can hiss when brought to bay. Indeed said Hughes. "And this is the way." she continued, "you endeavour to win my heart by threatening a defenceless girl. You cowardly brute He crunched his teeth in anger. Do you see this." she added, holding out. what I had presumed to be a book. but which I could now see was her photograph. The identical one I had lost so long ago •• O11 that piece of pasteboard is the name of the man I intend to marry, if ever I do." So you still persist in nursing false hopes of the runaway" he said. sarcastically. For all we know to the contrary lie may be at the bottom of the sea. for the last we heard of him was that he had become a seaman. And even if he lives he is not true. else you would have heard from him. If he is true. he is poor. He will not be able to keep you While I am rich. and could maintain you like a queen." Poverty with him is preferable tc case with you." was her quick response. I could hold no longer. I rushed to her and. clasped her to my breast. JjfJ Blodwen was all I could say. She immediately recognised me. and. a re-acticn taking place, fainted in my face. Hughes, after one look of profound hatred, left the spot. Xeedless to say more. Hughes proved to have been a thorough scamp, and after his exposure decamped, and was never heard of more. Blodwen and I still live in happiness and com- fort. blessed with children and grand-children, and the kiss she gives me now as she reads this last page over my shoulder is as sweet as was the kiss of The Maid of Sully." +- FOOTBALL. BRIDGEXD v. OGMORE. These teams played at Tynewydd last Saturday. The visitors were poorly represented, only four of the first team being- present. Ogmore won the toss. Bridgend kicked off against the wind. The home forwards soon showed the upper hand, and in a short time scored a couple of minors. From a line out the visitors' three-quarters received the ball. and by some good passing between the Emerys ami W. T. Jones, the last-named, after a beautiful run. scored a try. The place failed. X othing further was scored up till half-time. After the interval D. Davies kicked off for the home side, and following his kick up. ran in behind the posts. The place failetj. and nothing of account occurred during the remainder of the game. Final score Ogmore Vale, one try and four minors Bridge-nd. ore one try and two minors. GLOUCESTER v. PEXARTH. These clubs played at Penarth in the presence of 2.000 spectators last Saturday. Cromwell kicked off against the wind at 4.40. and in the first minute Hutchings kicked over. a minor resulting. Imme- diately afterwards Penarth again sent the leather over the line. and after a scramble Haves got a try. which Coslett failed to convert. After some play in the centre. Tay Jackson and Bagwell brought off some passing, but the last name was collared by Joe Williams and considerable ground was lost. The visitors had the worst, of the next few minutes. but Herbie Morgan attempting a drop at goal. the leather was charged down and the venue changed to the centre. Hutchings passed out from a scrum to Rowles, who cleverly got away and transferred to Garrett, the latter getting within a few yards of the line. when he was grassed by Taylor. By a kick into touch Gloucester relieved, but Garrett and Williams put in runs. the latter nearly getting across the chalk mark. A minor having been registered for the home team. Cromwell kicked out. and following up well got possession again in the centre, but failed to get away, and Rowles kicked into touch well in the Gloucester 25. Kirby was within an ace of scoring when Jackson brought relief by a ruty to the centre. The visitors were pressed for the next five minutes, and had to concede another minor. On resuming Gloucester, for the first time. got to the home 25. and the whole of their three-quarters participating in some excellent passing. Hooper nearly got in twice. At half-time the score stood— Penarth. one try and three minors Gloucester, nil. On resuming operations George failed to return, and Hutchings. getting possession. passed to Garrett. who ran in. amidst loud cheers. Matthews failed to improve the point. Gloucester were again pressed, and Rowles. passing to Kirby. the latter got within a couple of yards of the line before he was pushed into touch by Stephens. The home team, getting a penalty kick, Coslett dropped for goal. the wind just carrying the ball wide. Stephens brought relief by kicking into touch at mid-way. Some even play ensued in the centre. Hooper passed to Taylor, and he to Jackson, who dropped for goal. but only a minor was recorded. The visitors now rushed down to their opponents' quarters. The ball was sent over. and after a good race Kirby touched down. Another minor followed immediately, and after the last drop out Taylor ran and kicked to the line. Shepherd, not getting a chance of returning, was brought down a couple of yards from the home citadel. Penarth. by some all-round play. not only re- lieved. but invaded their opponents' territory. The visitors worked back, but Joe Williams got in a good run. Hooper, sneaking a pass. gained con- siderable ground before he was brought down by Middlemas. Gloucester then got a penalty kick in the Penarth 25. and Jackson placed a beautiful goal. The whistle was then blown, the score stand- ing :—Penarth. 2 tries and 3 minors Gloucester. 1 goal (penalty) and 3 minors. Teams Back. A. Stephens; three- quarter back, T. Bagwell (captain). W. Jackson. W. H. Taylor. and C. A. Hooper half-backs. S. A. Ball and W. George forwards. J. Mayo. A. Crom- well. J. Williams. G. J. Whitcombe. C. Williams. A. Collins. C. Jenkins, and T. Collins. Pi north Back. Shepherd three-quarter backs. R. Garrett (captain). Kirby. H. E. Morgan, and J. Williams half-backs, Rowles and Hutchins: forwards. G. Hayes. G. Brown. G. Middlemas, A. Williams. J. Matthews, P. Jackson. J. Lawday, and W. Coslett. Referee. Mr. W. M. Douglas. BARRY TRAIXMEX v HAVOD TRAIXMEX. A football match between teams selected from the above, will be played at the Bultrills FieM, near Barry, on Good Friday afternoon.
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