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w*— [ALL eights RESERVED.] THE FLAW IN THE JEWEL By LADY TROUBRIDGE jJ^or ol The Millionaire," The Soul of '<2,tlour»" The Woman Thou Gavest," *aul'a Stepmother," "The Cheat," &c. CHAPTER XXII. tie Hauteville gave M impatient exclama- f0 but at the same time he paused, and, instant, held hie breath. But there StillDo one' no^ a eoun<^ broke the dense except the distant bark of a dog, and <jr moment he turned to her again and his voice to the softness of real how I love you," he eaid. I am even now, after all that you have made v 80 through, to believe you and to trust » 0n!y, is it too much to ask that you yoi v me once, just in token that what lbi have been saying is a reality and not a bg which will pass away as soon as my 7* is turned? «<v^o, no, Maurice," she said, falteringly. j. -'On't, ask me now—don't. There is so I oJ 5 60 much to P*an if I am | thie thing." If?" he said, menacingly. Qa i! you know what I mean—as I am to 8jj€ ^osamonde," he eaid, entreatingly, and not without the danger of infuriat- •lin m Prevent the arm which he again °tter^ round her shoulders, "haven't you lw tlny spark of love for me? I know I was Ujj ^rue at first, and I've always fancied that Rnt be the reason why I never could make with you but you know, my be- *^at "from the first moment my eyes oth jS uPon y°u ^'ve never thought of any QQ]?™woman. Tell me the reason of your •Pa t86' &n<^ me a*6° ^ou ^ttve fe^ a r.. of real passion for this cold-blooded », Shshman, who doubts you and suspects y J* while he is swearing that he adores y f J thought you were as cold to him as 1 ftre me could believe that your heart never opened to the idea of love. Tell me "iÍ and I may be able to*trust you more y. drew herself together with a Mder, and a ghastly, idea flitted through j r brain not only was she called upon to ^Ppear to discard her love, but also to disown Yet she felt it had to be done, and after ^ttient she spoke out boldly. I don't think I ever loved Guy," she I 1 ad on ^iat point, Maurice. I 'ret* 36 wh° would not, and I was I for his goodness to me, and for the I bn £ stuck up for me and defended me: I Iife has been too hard for me to know I ything of love." I 5a teach you," eaid the delighted De I at L^ville; and before ehe knew or guessed I sho intention, he had seized her by the I ^J^ders and, drawing her towards him, I ^1'er P°6fii(}r»a't'el.y- • I th«if 6^rug?le<i violently in his grasp, for in I foment she realised that not even to I to uF6 ^er lif€'s happiness ought those words ■ havo passed her lips. ■ ho sh)e drew away from De Hauteville with I jj r eyes blazing unutterable hatred and de- I Gtp106' parted the branches and H i; Pped forward from the tree which had par- ■ *Hy sheltered him. H His face was drawn and livid, with a ■ f atlge, ruthless look on it she had never foe- ■ j°te seen, but which now she was to know I the first time. It was a look so final, so I in its controlled rage, that fihe sprang I JF^rds him. ■ 11 uy 1 Guy I didn't mean it! I only I i to'v myself of him. Oh don't speak ■ g "im; tell him to go away. Listen to me ■ j0 t; I beg and implore you to do so by your I T? ^0r me' an<^ mine for you." ■ put her aside as' thouph she had been ■ importunate child. !< I will attend to you I tli ^°6amonde," he said. I have some- H fling f0 say to this gentleman first." ■ But I love you I love you she cried. d 11" smiled, a strange, twisted smile which |"ew his lip« from his teeth. "I have a retl^y heard how much you love me. Ton H ,.re grateful for my goodness and my protee- 011 have both. I will not for- y°u are lin^er my care and that of j|y sister. Now go. please there is nothing ?l°re to be said," and under :!ie cold fire of «is eyes the words of explanation and of IIpologv died away in her throet. Vrantic. in- coh0rent Words had been on her Jips, but she Smoked them back and staggered forward, ^othman stepped up to Do Hauteville, and H tlurveyed him closely with a cold fury of I Qnger. ) "Coward and liar!" h-e g,-ud. "That ■ "'oman was my promised wife, and you shall Answer to me for the outrage of the caress I ■ you give her." "I am ready to answer you," said De hauteville. when and vrliere you will. I ould have met you long before it was you ■ shirked it." lt Another lie!" cried Rothman, hotly. 'We do not fight duels here in England, but We can fight all the same. We stand here ■ equal, man to man. We both love her; let us ■ Put our right to her to the old test of brute force." 0 ■ De Hauteville shrank back. "I've no wish ■ to brawl with you," he eaid. sullenly. ■ Maddened with rage Rothman struck him ■ heroes the face. Then take the thrnshing You deserve," he cried, "if you won't defend yourself." H At that taunt the two men closed together. Rothman was the stronger, but his rage had H Mastered him so completely that he ignored °U rules., all conventions. With the strength of hjg frenzy he gripped De Hauteville and ■ shook him, then flung him from him. and Would have trampled him but that sonie- H thing in the white upturned face erf his fallen cnerny held him back. H He knelt on one knee, and looked steadily ^t De Hauteville. who had fallen flung across the ground with his arms wide, apart. His coat Was wrenched open, his shirt was torn; a livid bruise discoloured his temple where his forehead, in falling, had strufck the roots of the tree. But as Rothman watched him he he was not much hurt, for his eyes H opened slowly; he moved his arms, and with ^uy'e help rose to his elbow, staring up at i the man who had been victorious over him. "Are you better?" asked Rothman, H Blo*rly. I don't ask you to shake hands with ■i Hxej a ouarrel like ouxb can't be matched up- '"III Mill ————■ wrtn a Iew weak words, but I wisli to remem- ber what you make me forget—that I am a gentleman. Get up, therefore, and leave this place. If you can win this woman whom I have loved, do so, but in the open. Don't come skulking here into my sister's place." De Hauteville wiped the sweat from his forehead. Sense and understanding were coming slowly back to him; he fixed his eyes on the dark face above him. I'll go," he said. Give me just a mo- ment you've knocked the breath out my body, and I have only enough left to tell you something which may be useful to you. I care no more for this woman than you do; she has deceived us both, for I heard her con- tradict her words to me when she saw you. But take care how you let her go. for she holds the clue to a piece of information you would give something to know." "What a cur you are said Rothman. The girl was in your arms ten minutes ago, and now you ore trying to traduce her." De Hauteville half closed his eyes; a faint- ness was coming over him. but he struggled against it, for his mind was obsessed with the idea of vengeance upon the woman who had roused a very madness of love in him, only to fling it back into his face. Ask her," he said, slowly, with hesitating pauses between the words—" ask her to teK you where Geoffrey Venesta's pearls are at the present moment! CHAPTER XXIII. Everyday life must be lived, no matter what is going on in the heart; not even death has power for long to alter the sacred con- ventions which govern us all, and ne of the most rigid of these is the hour for late dinner. Roeamonde was physically ill and ex- hausted, and mentally she was crushed and broken-hearted; but she knew very well that unlem,she was prepared to go and reveal ner new set of troubles to Mildred, thus exposing their bat and greatest quarrel to his sister, buo must rouse Herself out of her torpor, wipe away the blinding tears which disfigured hex fa ce, dress herself, deck herself out in hei finery, and go downst-aire to dinner. Fy eight o'clock she was ready dressed, and with a sick wonder she saw that fihe-was looking beautiful. The traces of her crying fit had been washed away, and the heaviness in her eyes only accentuated the fragile air of mystery which waa her peculiar and nymph-like charm. At dinner she eat beside Lord Minstead, and that rather inept but good-natured young man tried to repair the injury he had done earlier by expressing his penitence. Rooo- monde listened rather wearily, thinking only of Rothman, who eat with Lilian Germaine, and whose haughty face and cold eyes had no message of pity for her. It was an infinite relief to her when the dinner was at last over, and she was able to escape to the drawing- room. Presently she slipped away from Lady Thorley and the rest, end went out through the French window into the moonlight. Mildred, standing with Lilian, saw her go, and noted that she had no wrap. Rose, you will be cold get a wrap," she called out; but Rreamond? did not turn. "Nevermind," laughed Lady Thorley, "I will send Guy out with one Inter on." Lilian gave en ambiguous laugh. When Rothman joined them he fame straight up to his sister and stood by her side. She IoOC,cl'up at him with imploring eye ,1 (Guy," she nnid, "Rosamonde' is in the garden. Take her out a wrap; it is too cold for her." He looked at her sullenly, with narrowed eyes. Lilian Germaine stood near by, and her eyes were soft with mocking mirth as she wondered what he would do. A moment later he turned and left the rnniii, and then the jealous woman heard bis step on the gravel outside. She clenched her hand as it lay, a white blot, on the dark red of her dress. So she's to have anojther chance," she said, fiercely, to herself. Will she throw it away or use it; will she lose everything or win him hack? Oh, if I only knew Stepping into the rain-washed darkness Rosamonde had drawn a breath of relief. The moon shone on the roof with a kind of limelight effect, like stage lighting—a ghostly paleness shewing np the sharp angles and curves; and Rosamonde, feeling even that pale light to-) garisa, turned down a dark, tree-shaded path leading straight away from the house. Half-way down it six stepped, and put her hands together, like a child praying, and on her upturned face fell some drops of rain shaken from a swaying bough. A quick light tread sounded behind her that sent a shiver through her, and she knew that the hour of her life had come. She did not turn round, but fitood in a characteristic attitude of stillness until she felt the warmth of a clop-k carelessly thrown round her. "Mildred told me to bring you cut thia vrap," said Rothman; and as 1 thought I'd better spe.iik to you some time or other on the qr."st.ion of how things are to stand between us I came with it. Walk a few steps fur- ther," he woent os, there i3 a seat where you can rest." She stumbled forward, and he took her cold, quivering hand to guide her; took it seemingly without a memory of the thousands of times he had held it as tenderly, as re- verently as though it were a rose-leaf petaL Now. as thev reached the seat, plainly visible in the moonlight, he dropped it. and sat down at her side, yet with the width of the seat between them. In the pale light, which fell through the tress, he could see her white face; but he could not find it in his heart to forgive her. "I do not love c:;sily or lightly," he eaid, and I always intended that the love I should fee] for the woman I meant to marry should be something quite sacred and apart; something altogether too sacred for words. She was bo be the truest, the sincerest, and the best 4f wtfmen. Judge how I've been dis- appointed. Can't you find it in your heart to pity me?" His words made her writhe. He claimed her pity; he, who was torturing her. What have I done?" she said, with dry lips. You have never told me a word of truth," he said, "since the day you first put your hands into mine. That isn't trne," she murmured. I know I've done wrong in not speaking to you of my family; and if you will listen to me now I will tell you of .them. It :w.&s Duly bee-auw Sol" "I —mag—n A-ev-erniinci what it was. I no longer wish' to hear about them. When you were going to be my wife, it was an absurdity that I should know nothing about them; it is now perfectly natural." His coldness thrilled through the innermost nerves of her being. "Then you mean," she stammered, "to give me up? Yes, Rosamonde, I do. It has an ugly sound; it is an ugly thing to say, but I can't help that. I am not going to marry a woman whose every single word I distrust." She hid her face in her hands. Look back a moment," he went on, gravely. "I met you; I asked you if you loved me, and asked you to be my wife. From that moment you have acted as if you were not responsible for your actions, or you have never cared a hang about me; one or the other. You have made me ridicu- lous a thousand times by your silence and your mysteries, and your absurd and extra- ordinary reserves; nothing you say rings true. You told me you loathed De Haute- ville's pretensions to you; you swore to me at Villamont that you would never see him again. That was almost your first untruth; and yet I am not sure even of that, for you have lied to me about everything." What else have I lied about? she asked, in a kind of faint voice like a child. They were fencing with each other even now, keeping away from the vital subject which was parting them more than anything else. "You lied to me on the subject of this woman, Mrs. Faulkner," he answered at last, in a low voice. Why should you drag in the name of this Mrs. Faulkner? she asked, in gasping, btac- cato tones. "A woman we neither of us know, connected with this absurd mission of yours that everyone laughs at." She heard the anger in his voice as he an- swered her, and a little while ago she would have trembled at it; now she did not care. "Did you also laugh at me," he ques- tioned, for my faithfulness to a man who is dead? "No. it was your sister; but I also re- gretted that you should give your mind to such nonsense as trying to find a woman who never will be found on this earth." "Oh yes she will be found," he said, be- tween his teeth. "And so please make nc mistake about that. She will be found in spite of your disapproval, but it may take time; I think she w ould have been quickly found with -your help." "Urood Hteavens-, ouy! What do you mean ?" "Simply this: when I first knew you and loved you, I had two objects in life. One was to find you, the real you-the heart and soul shut away behind the mask you chose to wear before the world the other was to find out something about this woman, this Marjorie Davenant, who meanly stole my friend's pearls, and who 1 have sworn to bring to book. I have now understood that the two quests merge themselves into one; you, by one of those st&nge coincidences which hap- | pen in real life oftener than one thinks, know something which would put the clue to the riddle in my hand. Don't speak; I know you will deny it, and I don't wish to hear another lie." She moved forward, and threw herself at his feet. Down on the hard stone she knelt, wj|;h her cloak falling round her and her faoe turned upwards to his like a frantic wor- hi shipper before a holy shrine. She had changed her mind she was going to have one more try to keep everything which meant life < to her. After all, he had loved her, and it "iras not so long ago. CHAPTER XXIV. "Darling—my darling," she said, "I have nothing to do with the mission you have set yourself. Don't torture me for the sake of a dream, a craze, a nightmare." He made no reply, neither did he make the faintest attempt to raise her from her knees; but the mere fact that he listened to her in ukince gave bar the courage to go on. O'cy—my Guy," dM eaid, with tender pleading. I dO.l't wonder that you have P, been angry with me, have doubted me; I behaved abominably, for I ought to have told you all about myself long ago. It was mad of me not to have done so, but, indeed, 1 had a reason—a bad one, if you like, but it seemed to me a right one at the time. But now I will tell you everything, if you will only listen." I am much obliged to you," he said, "for your tardy offer of confidence, but I'm sorry to tell you that it is too late." No, no, darling, Guy," she said, implor- ingly, supporting herself by the wooden arm of the seat by which she knelt. Oh, don't say that! Listen to me, if only because you have once cared for me. Even criminals are allowed to plead in their own defence; even they hear their own accusation, but I am con- demned for mere vague doubts and suspicions for Heaven only knows what." "Yes, assuredly Heaven Icnows," answered her pitiless lover; and you know too. But if you wish to hear a formal accusation, 3011 shall." His voice was low and hoarse he turned away from her, and spoke between his teeth. I found you in that cursed Frenchman's arms," he said and before ^hat I heard him ask you whether you had ever loved me; you know how you answered him. Now de- fend yourself if you can; explain away the words I heard with my own ears. You shall not say you have not been given a fair hear- ing." I told him a lie," she sobbed. Yes, Guy, you may sneer as much as you like, but it happens to be the truth. I knew there was only one way to get rid of him, and that was to seem to humour him, even to the extent of making him believe that I cared for him." "Was there not the one straightforward way of simply telling the truth without fear, and ordering that hound to go about his busi- ness? I dared not do that." "Why, in Heaven'& name? I thought he would kill you." That whipper-snapper ikill me!" he ex- claimed. Why, I shook the breath out of his body, like the cur he is. You must think of another reason, oh, lady of the many excuses! "He said he would shoot you," she burst out; "he swore it at Villamont to Lilian Germaine. She knows I am speaking the truth, and if she chose she could clear me. He went to her; he swore that if I did not give you Ulf lie would shoot you at sight like a dog, and she believed him. He told her to wire his, decision to me; I have the telegram, I 'Y' 'D. and can shew n to you. way, 1 can prov*; my words, if you would only believe me. I tele- graphed back that I would do as he wished, because there was no other w ay to save your life- There was the straight course, he said, inflexibly; which was to have trusted me.' For a moment there was no sound but her sobbing, and the sudden, scared swoop of a bird close by them. Then the piteous voice went on No, that would have been useless. I knew you wouldn't care you would have de- fied him. For your sake I meant to give you up; I had made up my mind to do so until I saw you again, and then I couldn't because I love you so intensely, and the danger seemed past." Get up, Rosamonde," he said, in a softened tone, and as if, for the first time, he realised the humility of her attitude and, with the first breaking of that frozen calm, he put out his hands to raise her. She caught them, resisting his intentions, and held them to her beating heart. No, no, I must tell everything, and you must listen. Lilian said he had followed me here she told me as soon as she met me, and she added that he would make a scene unless I would consent to meet him, and manage in some way to pacify him. I hated it-oh! how I hated it-but she said I was a fool, and she sketched out a plan of what was to do. I was to pretend to care for him, to pretend so well that he would believe me, and would follow out my wishes, and then when he had gone she told me to beg you to hurry on our marriage so that you could shelter and pro- tect me from him for ever. It seemed the only way I did it because I loved you. Oh if you would only believe that." Rothman gave a low exclamation, and bending forward he gathered her in his arms, but whether in pity or love he scarcely realised. Fooli-li, foolish child," he said yet I believe now that you are telling me the truth." She clung to him, sobbing bitterly: then drew'back to see his face. Can you for- give me? she asked. Can you say that you will forgive me, and that you will never leave me? | I don't know," he said, uncertainly. It f must be the truth this time; the truth, the whole truth." Her heavy lidded eyes sought his. The truth about me? she said. Yes, the truth about yourself—all that vou have never told me." 1 'have been ashamed," she whispered, to speak to you of my family, and I am still afraid-oh! terribly so—that when you know you will hate yourself for having ever thought of making me your wife. But I must tell you now. My father was the manager of a bank; he speculated, and got into difficulties, and then he took money which passed through his hands to put himself right, hoping to re- turn it. He never could succeed; all his ven- tures went wrong, and then they found it out. He had falsified the accounts. They called it embezzlement, and he would have gone to prison but that he shot himself to prevent paying the penalty of what he had done. It broke my mother's heart; she had loved him so much that even her child was nothing to her, and she only thought of hid- ing the secret which connected his disgrace with me from the whole world. She lived far away from the people she had known, and she did more, for she gave me up to be brought up by distant relations, so that the shadow of his life should never harm me. Of course, I saw her, for I adored her, but nc one knew that I belonged to her; for, as she, said, she could never disassociate herself from him; she never even wished to, but ij, was different for me. When I told her that you loved me, she forbade -me to marry you unless I confessed to you about my parentage. As you know, I hadn't the courage to do it, and it is the only time I have ever disobeyed her. Now leave me, Guv; I have been very foolish and wer,k, but I have loved you all the time, and what I have no-r; told you is the truth." She struggled to move, to nerve her cold, trembling limbs to the task of bearing her to the house. It was not permitted, for, with a low cry, he caught her to his heart. Is that all? he cried. Oh my sweetheart, it is nothing. I thought the mystery so very different." What did you think? she asked, and it was perhaps the cold which made her shiver. He held her closely to him, and drew her cloak round her with an infinite tenderness. I thought—never mind what I thought. You are mine for ever now sealed to me by the suffering I have given you, and the tears you have wept to-night. They are the last those sweet eyes shall ever shed." But my poor father," she said. Tho shame, the disgrace." It can't part us, beloved it doesn't touch you at all. Do you think I would share the narrow creed which orders that children shall suffer for the sins and mistakes of their fathers? That was the hard old Jewish doc- trine, which has given way to a better view of things. And you forgive me? she asked. Absolutely. Oh! how miserable we have been." He took her tear-stained face in his hands and kissed it ngain. Later in the evening, when he and Lady Thorley were alone, Rothman told his sister of the reconciliation. "She has explained everything, then?" hazarded Mildred. Dear old boy, tell me that at least; you know I don't ask out of idle curiosity." He told her briefly what Rosamonde had given as the reason for her silence. A natural enough reason, wasn't it? he said, tenderly. Poor little soul, no wonder she dreaded telling me." Mildred nodded her head slowly, and stood absently fingering the links of the gold chain by which she held her bag. 0* "Oh. very natural, so far as it Roes; but, I
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LLANGYNHAFAL. THE ANNUAL DEMONSTRATION AND SPORTS. The Llanganhafal Friendly Society, as has been their custom in previous years, held their annual sports last Monday, which, for the sake of brevity, can be sum med up as excellent. The arrangements, which were complete in every detail, gave great satisfaction to every one concerned, and the two gentlemen who took up the onerous duties of secretaries (Messrs W A Davies and Robert J Platt), are to be highly congratulated on the great success which attended their efforts. The com- mittee had engaged the services of the Denbigh Band, who played music which was acceptable to all. After attending divine servioe at the Parish Churh ana marching through the village the members adjourned to dinner, which was excellently prepared by Mrs Roberts, of the Golden Lien, Llangyanhafal. As the sports com- menced at a late hour, we are only able to give a few of the prize-winners in the principal eventp, viz. :— Football competition (six-a-side): First round-Halkyn Rovers 1 goal, Ruthin nil; Denbigh Olympic 2 goals 1 corner, Llangyanhafal 1 goal; Llanbedr a bye Halkyn Juniors a bye. Semi-final— Halkyn Rovers 2 goals 1 corner, Hslkyn Juniors nil. Final-Denbigh Olympic 3 goals 1 corner, Halkyn Rovers nil. The winners received 6 gold-centre medals and the runners up 6 silver medals. Boys and girls race (under 10 years), I 100 yards 1. W E Roberts, Pentre 2,1 Polly Jones, Waen Wen .3, Pierce Jones, Bryn Eglwys, Llangynhafal. Boys and girls race (under 14), 220 yards: 1, W F Roberts, Pentre; 2, Ernest Jones, Waen Wen; 3, W E Roberts, Llanbedr. Girls (under 14), 100 yards 1, Ellen Davies, Llangynhafal; 2, Charlotte Jane Thomas, Smithy Cottages, Llangynhafal. 120 yards flat rate: 1, Albert Evans, Llanbedr; 2, Herbert Cartwright, Denbigh 3, Goodwin, Ruthin. Potato bicycle race 1 T W Armor, Oommins; 2, Owen Griffith Jarrett, Fron Ganol, Llanbedr; 3, John George Williams, Denbigh. Slow bicycle race: 1 R G Jones, Denbigh; 2, David Williams, Llangyn- hafal. Slow bicycle race (special prize) R G Jenes, Denbigh. Qaoiting match (two a side): 1, Walter Parry and Samuel Hughes; 2, Halyn Davies and John Davies. Quarter-mile race 1, Albert Evans 2, Sam Hughes 3, David Williams. lhread-the needle race for ladies :—1, Mrs Davies 2, Miss Polly Edwards. The field in which the sports took place was kindly lent for the occasion by Mrs Koberte, of the Golden Lion. Many of the events on the programme had not been oontestedf up to 8.30 p.m. The Hector's observations on the service in Charoh are held over till next week.
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Local Lighting Table FOB CYCLISTS AND DBIVEES. morning evening. Saturday, May 21st 2 52 94 Sunday, May 22nd 2 51 9 5 Monday, May 23rd 2 50.. 9 7 Tuesday, May 24th 35 49 9 9 Wedneed&y May 25th 2 48. 9 10 Thursday, May 26th 2 46 9 1* Friday, May 27th 2 lo., 9 18
LLANFAIR D.C. FRIENDLY SOCIETY'S ANNUAL DEMONSTRATION. The Llanfair Friendly Society held their annual assembly on Whit-Monday. To Llanfair and the surrounding districts this is quite the event of the year, and the pretty little hamlet presented an aminated appearance the whole day. A minature show greatly livened up the proceedings, and oafta containing traits were to be seen in large numbers. The weather was ideal, and helped to make the whole affair a hoge suocess. In the morning a meeting of the members ot the Club was held in the Schoolroom. The annaal report was read, and a number of new members were enrolled. Votes of condolence were passed with His .Majesty King George V and the Royal Family, and with Mr Edward Jonea, an ardent member of the ulub, who was nerioasly ill. The olab members sat down to an excellent dinner immediately after the meeting the catering being in the hands of Mrs Jones, Fair View, to whom great credit is due for the really splendid repast. Duiiag the day excellent tea was served by Mrs Jones. After dinner the club members formed up outside the Sohools and marched in pro- cession, headed by the Rhyl Amateur Brass Band, to call for the Rev Canon Basil M Jones, M.A. The usual walking of the clnb was this year very much curtailed owing to the death of the late King. THE SPORTS. The sports were held in a field close to the village, by the kind permission of Mr John Moras, Garthgynan. THE OFFICIALS. Chairman, Mr Lemuel R Davies vioe- ohairman, Mr John Hagh Williams; rectaarer, Rev Canon B M Jones, M.A. bports committee's secretary, Mr J W Dyson, Bryn Obwst, Llanfair D.O.; judges,
I 31r. J. Wihon (aged 80), of 7, Great Russell Street, Birmingham, has lived in the Capital of the Midlands orer half-a-century. He came to the city from Castle Bremwich in 1858, and has lived in Great Iiussell Street ever since 1864. He is a well known business man in the Midlands at one time he had no less than four businesses running-in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Kidderminster and West Bromwich. He says I used to suffer terribly from rheumatism—especially when the weather was damp- and pains in my back. My hand was always on my back. I couldn't stoop, and was in misery when lying in bed. The kidney secretions were disordered and very difficult to pass. The complaint was inherited from my father, no doubt, for he used to be a great sufferer from kidney and bladder troubles. Doan's Backache Kidney Pills did me good from the first they soom put my back right, and relieved the bladder troubles and rheumatism. They have been worth more than gold to me, and I am always talking about them. I never need any other medicine. (Signed) JAME8 WILSON." NEARLY 9 YEARS LATER Mr. Wilson said "I have celebrated my golden wedding since I wrote you last, and although I am 80 years old now I still enjoy won- derful health for a man of my age. I work every week-day of my life, and do miles of walking every day." 219 a box, 6 boxes 13/9; of aU dealert, or from Foster-MeClellan Co., 8, WeUs-tt Oxford-st, London, W. Or LIKE MR. WILSON HAD. PttAWSRigPlllg.
I OAERWYS. ANNUAL SPORTS. The annual sports were held on Monday, and a large crowd had collected to witness them. The Holywell Welsh Flannel Mills Silver Band was in attendanoe. The < officials were :—Referee, Mr W Baird, Caerwys judges, Messrs W Matthews, Caerwya J Edgar, sen., Denbigh, and J Price, Trelogan starter, Mr M A Coatea, Bryngwyn Hall, Caerwys secretary, Mr J Williams, Bryntirion, Caerwys treasurer, Mr R 0 Williams, Caerwys. I The following were the results :— Marathon race. Started from Denbigh Cross at 11 o'clock. There were seven competitors. Out of the seven, six came io, in the following order :—1, Albert Royles, Tremeirchion 2, T E Williams, Rhydymwyn 3, R Edwards, Denbigh 4, J Royies, Tremeirchion 5, Price Williams, Caerwys; 6, E Roberts, Denbigh.. 120 yards race for boys under 14 years— 1, R Richard Roberts, Caerwys 2, Kingsbury, Caerwys. Obstacle football race- 1, T Owen 2, J Price. Three-legged raoe—1 Robert Parry and B%nbor Parry. 2 J Royles and A RoyJes. 120 yards raoe—1 J Hallan. 2 J D Roberts. 3 G Openshaw. Pole Leaping-l E J Edgar, Denbigh (8-ft 9-in). 2 (equal) G Openshaw, Caerwys, and P Jones, Nanneroh. One Mile Walking Matoh-1 John Wil- liams, Caerwys. 2 Matt Jones, Caerwyg. Quarter Mile Flat raoe—1 Thomas Griffiths. 2 R Jones. 3 J D Roberts. Obstacle race—1 R Parry. 2 W H Roberts. 3 J Sydney Cox. One Mile race—1 R P Jones, Nanneroh. 2 D P Roberts, Tremeirchion. 3RBamber, Rhuddlan. Eg and Spoon race-I B Williams. 2 E Rafferty. 3 N Hughes. Half-mile Bicycle raoe—1 J A Jones. 2 H Roberts. 3 W E Jones. High jump -1 J E Roberts. 2 A Ward. Denbigh. o i00ry^d8 hurd,e raoe—1 C Allan, Rhyl. 2 E J Edgar, Denbigh. 3 R T Williams, iCnyi. Ladies' race (open)-i Blodwen Williams. Nancy Hagbes. 3 Annie Ralfetty. Half-mile fht raoe-l R Jones. 2 J D Roberts. 3 B Bimber. foUo wed raC6S and ^noiting matches In the evening the proceedings were wound op witli a dance at the Town Hall.
Guy, don't think me hateful if I say just one thing." Well? he said, knitting his brows. Well. it scorns to me that, except for the on" fact of her father's disgrace, she has not told you anything." He started. How do you mean ? "Well. think of it—lias she? You know now she has a mother, but you know nothing more. You have assured Rosamonde that nothing to do with her family can make any difference to you, or prevent your wishing to marry her; why, then, any further mystery about it? Oh, don't! he groaned. "I had just forced myself to believe in her; vowed that nothing should make me doubt her." Quite right," said Mildred. I want you to reach that frame of mind, but, mind you, it, should be 011 a basis of common sense. I think everything between you ought to h" en- tirely cleared ul) it is the only way to reach any happiness." Do you think her an adventuress? he asked, fiercely. No, Guy, no said Mildred. She is a dear, gentle child, but there is something, and it ought to be cleared up. You say she lied to you about this Mrs. Faulkner? Yes, I knew she did. I taxed her with it, and she did not deny it." Then why not make that a test case? You have forgiven her and taken her back to your heart; now she must do something for you— something to prove herself trne and loyal. I don't wish you to lay a trap for her. Go to her straightforwardly and ask her to come with you to Mrs. Faulkner's, and to give you her help in trying to trace this Marjorie Davenant. This woman, Mrs. Faulkner, knew her, and she could help you." He stared at her; his face had become white. I thought you advised me to drop that inquiry? he said, in a stifled tone. Mildred's eyes met his unflinchingly. I did," she said, "but I have altered my mind. Why? he asked, hoarsely. She gave him no answer; but none was needed. He knevK era be continued.)
Messrs L R Davies, David Morris, Tom Jones, E Lloyd Williams, Richard Jones; starters, Hon E Hewitt, Dr T 0 Jones, Messrs Harry Pinnington, J H Simon, John Kellett; handieappers, Messrs John Williams, Cadwaladr Jenkins, John Evans, Robert Jones; timekeepers, Messrs H Boothroyd, H E Joyce, R Mostyn; re- feree, Mr J H Williams. « Prizes in value were kindly awarded by the following tradesmen, viz Messrs H E Joyce, Hugh Jones (clothier), W Roberts, E G Maddockg, Gittins & Beech, H Buoth- royd, Bradleys, R Mostyn, J Williams (Boot Stores), H E Aid rich, Rouw & Son, W H Wnliams, J & P Roberts, E Morris, and Mn Edgar. A large crowd assembled on the field to witness the proceedings, which were most entertaining and varied. Great interest was evinced in the cob and pony races, for which there were several entries. The entries in all the other events were also numerous, and keen competition ensued throughout the day. The following is a list of the final results:- Girls' race lander 8): 1 Lizzie Jones; 2 Ann Davies; 3 E Williams (ail of Ruthin). Boya race (onder 8): 1 G Edwards 2 S Robert.; 3 T Roberts, Rathin. Girls' race (under 12): 1 Kate Jones; 2 C Edwards; 3 B Price. Llanfair. Boys' ra3e (open): 1 Tador Roberts; 2 H Lewis; 3 H Roberts, Rathin. Foot race, 120 yards (handicap): 1 E Williams, Llandegla; 2 E 0 Jones, Ruthin; 3 T W Hughes, Rathin. Sack race (100 yards): 1 E Williams; 2 J Roberto, Ruthin 3 R E Jones, Denbigh. Biojcle race (dobbing the apple): 1 R Edwards, Denbigh 2 RE Jones, Denbigh. Long standing jump: 1 Evan Williams, Liandegla Brueton St Aaaph 3 E 0 Jones, Rutnin. Obstacle race: E Williams, Llandegla; Brueton, St Asaph 3 R E Jones, Den- bigh. Foot race 1-mile (handicap): 1 J R Jones; 2 Edward Williams; 3 J Hughes (all of Rathin). Tilting the bucket: 1 W Jones, Rathin 2A Barker, Rathin. High jamp: 1 W Jones; 2 Edward Williams; 3 John Roberta (all of Rathio). Tug-of-war Only two teams entered tor this event, viz., Llanfair and Ruthin, the Llanfair team, captained by Mr Ben Davies, proving victorious. Club Members' race: 1 Benjamin Davies, Llanfair; 2 J Jones, Lianiair; 3 E 0 Jones, Ruthin. Bicycle race: 1 Thomas Roberts, Llan- fair; 2 R E Jones, Denbigh. Foot race, 1 mile (handicap): 1 J R Jones, Rathin 2 Brneton, St Asaph I' 3 Edward Williams, Rnthin. Trotting match for cobs 14 bands high 1 H H Lloyd, Cotton Hall, Denbigh 2 — Cliff, Pool Park 3 WiliiaoiB, Derwen. Pony race, not over 13 hands 1 John Jones, Llanelidan 2 John Evans, Tyny- park, Llantair. Cob race: 1 T G Roberts, Denbigh 2 — Parry, Ruthin 3 H H Lloyd, Cotton Hall, Denbigh. The-onerous and important daties of secretary were excellently performed by Mr J Dyson, Llanfair. From commence- ment to finish he worked with energy and zeal, and the saooets of the proceedings were largely due to his untiring efforts. A word of praise is also due to the other members of the committee, the jriJges, treasurer, etc., for the admirable way in t which they carried cut tbeir different duties. Mention most also tfe made of the Rhyl Amateur Brass Baud. Only half the members were able to be present, but in spite of that fact their playing throughout the day was ohariniDg. I