THE WELSH LEAGUES C. AND D. R. U. I School and Old Boy Rugger. I BY ■ POKES. CARDIFF OLD BOYS' LEAGUE. LTHOUGH generously helped financially by the Cardiff Foocbail Ctob and the Union of Welsh Leagues, the old boys' movemenit at Cardiff is not flourishing. The league started operat-i- ons with the promise of half- a-dosen cirabg, but that number was never I really in existence, and at the present moment the total strength is only three real lire organisaAionis, I have witnessed several of the matches played, and, reluctantly. I must confess that the officials' work has not met with the success deserved, neither is ▼alne being obtained for the euros expen-ded on old boys' Bagger in the city. RHYMNEY VALLEY'S NEW COMPETITION, j Althongh a sub-committee of this league has drawn up an excellent scheme for a knock-out competition, some of the clubs appear to feel no interest in the matter. By "pooling" (fates it is intended tCiat every olub in the competition shall financially benefit—and, goodness only knows, club
Kr. W. F. HYETT, h?n. s?r?ary of the Pontypridd All Blacks; a go?d, all-round SPOrt and cricketer; great hebp to the Amalgamated. Society of Railway Servants in raising money for the orphanage fund by organising charity matches in football.
TREDEGARVILLE RUGBY FOOTBALL TEAM. Up to date they have won all their matches in the Schools' League without a point being scored against them.
"THE TEMPLE OF LIES." I ■■ By J. B. HARRIS-BURLAND. Author of "Gabriw Janikrj," "The Broken Law," "The Gusrdian of Ha HonoBr," "ZU Splendid Felon," Ac., 4e. BEGIN THE STORY TO-DAY Chapter I.-Ill a cottage on a Cardiganshire mountain. Imrya Morgan is being visited by Dr. Jones, of Trotbol. Emrys persaades him to proclaim his death, in order that his mother might secure the £ 10,000 for which ha was insured.—Chapter II. finds the mother waiting for saws from her son. A solicitor calls with the news that Emrya has been left LZMODO by a dis- Father," she said, wibs t do you wish me to do?" I taut relation (Mr. Biebard Morgan). Directly after Owlariys Morgan, Emrya's oidftig, receives a usees*g« from Dr. Jones that fear brother is dead. Emrys, hav- tng predeceased bis relative, the legacy reverts to Owen Hujhes. Chapter III. opens with an interview between Owen Hughes and Audrey Anwyl, the daughter of 0114 of the richest men. ia Wales, in which he confesses his love tar ber. She tells him that she Iwew Emrye—Chapter IT—Dr. Jones visits Gvladys L Morgan at Cardiff, when tfie attempts to bribe him.- Chapter V.-Emrys is about to escape from the cot- tage, when there comes a Inoei at the door. It turns out to be a tramp, who robs him. Emrys seizes a bottle and strikes the man on the bead. leaving him unconscious.—Chapter VI.—Owen Hughes decides to devote his legacy for the beneftt of his fellow-men.— Chapter VII.-Emrys sails from Cardiff on the Hypatia under the name of William Bees. Before leaving he decides to see Audrey.-Chapter VIII.—Gwladys calls upon Audrey. In an interval there comes a tap upon the window. In the rooming Audrey goes into the garden and piefcs up a gold match-box which the had given to Emrys.—Chapter IX—Dr. David Jones reads I in a newspaper of the total loss of the Hypatia. The doctor then calls upon Lawyer Griffiths, who informs him that Krs. Morgan intends to have her soti's body exhumed. Dr. Jones returns home and poisons himself He leaves a letter for 114s sister Mary, in which he asks to to bids her time and then strike without mercy.—Chapter X-—Three years pass, and Owen is a large omoover. with his men as shareholders. His solicitor calls and informs him that his benefactor (Mr. Blchard Morgan) had been secretly married in 1
HABRY HARRIS. Penygraig Lads, is a powerful wing, possessed of good speed and dash, and with coaching would be very aooeptable to same of the eecond division teams of the league.
MERELY IN A FRIENDLY WAY (RUNNING ACROSS AN OLD FRIEND IN A, 8TRANGE PLACE.) ABERTILLERY MOTORIIST (as his car dashes away into the distance): Pleased, to meet you—glad to run across you. Sony I meet yo a- I can.'t stop. Ta-ta! Abertillery beat Pill Harriers in a friendly match last Saturday. (Winston oroseed, but as no flag marked the boundary the score was disallowed. Rhymney then scored, and just before half-time Billy Charles scored a fine try, which Probert con- verted, thus Bargoed led at half-time by two points. Thirteen is a<n unlucky numbbr., G. Jones was injured, but the Rhymney spectators loudly cheered the plucky, defence of the twelve. With only five forwards, the visitors were badly beaten in. front. Gardener scored a great try for Rhymney, and before time a forward rush gave Rhymney another try. This was Bargoea's first defeat in the twenty matches played this season. Gardener, Benjamin, and Duggan were the idick of the winning side, but the wings were poor. For Bargoed C. Lynch. Probert, Harold Evans, and Charles were good in the backs, whilst G. M'Carty, J. Winston, and Hughes were best of the forwards. I am glad to hear that Bargoed have now secured their old headquarters and ground. It is suggested that an inter-league game between North and South shall be arranged. In reply to "Old Boy's" query. It is not the practice of the W.F.U. to invite chubs to become members before being nominated by clubs belonging to the Union. Price of seats Íll-Bideropes at boys' international is not fixed yet. I RHONODA DISTRICT OLD BOYS. Trebanog visited Ij^iydfelin for league points, but as the referee did not appear a friendly only was played. There was a record "gate, and the game was. excellent. For the homesters Jenkins and Morgan, of the backs, were good. Hooper a.t half was a star. Of the forwards Copp, Chris. Evans, and Lun Williams were always to the fore. Trebanog were best represented by Pritchard, who as custodian added to his fame. All the threes did well, and of the "ups" Turner and W. Powell were brilliant. The homesters won by 6 points to nil. Owing to the international the other games were cried off. On Monday wretched weather prevailed at Treherbert, when the inter-lea.gue game took place. The weather clerk is an. enemy of the league, for on every occasion wretched weather has been experienced. Players nor officials were downhearted, and off the match came. There were few absentees, but the attendance, through the weather, was only moderate; Referee Will Gamlin lost no time 1 ip getting his men on the mark. The game was a very fast one. In the first, half the Rhondda District had the better of it, and Pritchard, of Trebanog, must be oompli- mented for his plucky play. The only score was a fine try by J. H. Jones, of Dinas. In the second half Pontypridd District made good nee of the wind, but W. Jones (Lions) was the hero of his side, and s.avedeeveral scores. That smart Dinas lad, J. B. Jones, again scored a try-this time from halfway— in regulaT Percy Bush style. The Rhondda- thus won by ? tries. For the winning leâtue Tom Jones (Lions)! was in marvellous form. Next came J. H. Jones (Dinas), the scorer of both tries; Skipper George Evans (Treorchy), and J. Lewis (Treherbert). Morgan, the inside half, from Treherbert, was very clever. Knapgate and Tom Lewis (Treorchy), R. MorVn (Tre- herbert), Cooper and Rees aonytefail). and Fuller ?Ddnas) played mplisa?ly in front. For Pontypridd District Pritchard played a. fine game at fall-back. Of the backs W. Edwards and pitman Were the pick, with Patsey Ryan close up. Jenkins (Rhydfelin) was smart. Jack Williams at half was like an eel, and combined well with Hooper. Bheppard, the captain, was the best forward, and was well supported by Copp, Osborne, Charlie James, and W. Powell. Treherbert have lo^t the services of their capital secretary, Mr. Tom Hibbs. He has done more for amateurism at Treherbert than anytone. He is a log?. Cannot the league provide him with a. seat on their oommittee? Another inter-league game will take place at the end of the month, probably at Ponty- pridd. Secretary Gamlin would like to see a bigger demand- for the prize drawing book. If every player of the nineteen clubs would only take one each there would be no difficulty in making the drawing a success. Please take the hint. Secretaries are urged to fix up dates for the postponed matches aaL! eend them in to the league secretary at once. A general meeting of the league will take pLace at headquarters, Porth, on Monday week. Every secretary should attend. Treorchy and Rhydfelin are still unbeaten in the ftrst division, whilst Treherbert Ex- echoolboys hold that honour in the second league. Thanks to Treherbert for the use of their ground; to t-be hogt-, Mr. Richards, also. All did their best to make the inter-league a success. I ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. I "Albion" (Owmbran).-You will find the new- rule about junior league T'l?y?t? in the W?st Football Union Handbook for 1909-10. "H. T." (Car<Hff) —"A" went ?y_nd the 25 ?line to drop-out, and, tbemfore, ?ie referee should bave ordered t? player to take a r?w kick. A scrimmage was incorrect, if your fact 3 are correct. Heeling back over ?own ?a,I-Hnp is equal to wilfully kiiD.g back. (See Rule 17.)
A number of privates were waiting anxiously in the canteen for news of the regimental team who were playing in a foot-ball cup final. The orderly-room runner entered hamedly. He was asked whether he had heard of the result of the match. Yes," he said; "the regiment's one." There was Joud and prolonged cheering. CARDITF CAMEKOX CRICKET CLUB (HMde? of ?'Evenm? Kxpress" ChaUea?e Cnp. 1908 and )M? Tequlre Away Fixtures com Lug season; private grounds. —Harris. 53. Habershon-street, Splott, Cardiff. enlS CARDIFF ST. MONICA CRICKET CLUB SECoXD XI., good team, want Fixtures, Home and Vwar — Secretary 1st and 2nd XI., 3. Claude-road elfiMnifl iTHB CORPORATION ELECTRICAL CfUCKKT CLrrB (the Cardiff Corporation Electrical Athletic Club) require Fixtures for Saturday Ma.toh.-Write Yred Barnard, Alfred-street. el552pi2
By BULL'S-EYE. I CARDIFF AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. I URPRIiSING wa-s the defeat 1, of the champions by that fine old t?am tlTe Atlas which ha? quite altered the complexion of things in the Cardiff and District League. With two previous defeats, at the hands of the Adelphi I and Albert respectively, the Vic have now lost the leading position in the t-ab-le to their old rivals, the Albert. The .two teams now stand as followAlberts: Played, 22; won, 19; lost 2; drawn, 1; points, 39. V ic toria: Played, 22; won, 19; lost, 3; points, 33. With the teams thus placed, it seem.3 uicire til an probable now that the George Williams shield will again change its quarters this year, as a glance througn the remaining fixtures of botn teams show that the Atoeit have two teams to fear, the Atlas and 'iudor, while the Vic have to meet the Adelphi on the latter's rtnge. As the Albert are home to bot.h in their engagements, I rather fancy their chance of pulling them off, but the Vic are sure to have to fight hard I when they meet W. Wells and Co. For the past few months the form of the Vic has i been very erratic, bnt last week they had a. real bad time. and, following their heavy defeat by the Rhondda Royal, they were ,badly beaten a cou-ple of nigiits later by the Atlas. Starting- off well with four 31's, they Jed the A's by a couple, but on the fifth man, Bright, with 27, dropped 5 to Walla Davies, and from this point on the Vio were a. losing side. Demmy and Charlie Hunt opened the second half with 3&'s, and, each taking points, the Vic were slowly being left behind, but on Raybould facing Frank Lush they had a severe shock, for the old Grange Conserva- tive man was "dead off," and could only return 23 against 31 by the Atlas skipper. Ihu sealed the doom of the Vic, but'their tail shot gameiy for all this. Jimmy Bruford and Jones got splendid 34's, but this could not apprecia-bly reduce the arrears, for Lag-oe got 34 and ONiell 33, and, Willie Smith wind- ?g up the match witn 32 against 30 by A. rueker. the champions retired a well-beaten ?i,u.k by 375 to 3W. The .At1a fully deserved their win. They were the superior side throughout, and, bar a return of 27 by the veteran Bob Batten, every man of the side aid splendidly. The Vic, as I said before, were erratic, a.nd far from the side they were early in the season. Several good shots failed, and if they are going to retain the shield for another year they will jiave to show lot better form. The week has been quite a busy one, as in addition to the two league contests cup and shield m-atches have also been contested. The returns collectively nave been the best for any week during the season, high scores and close finishes seeming to have been the order. In their cup-tie with the Tudor the Vic Managed to get home by a point with 374 When the last pair went on the sides were level, but Jones getting the better of Jack Kinney by 32-301 pulled the match off for his side. Another cloee finish was seen in the Splott Conservative and Duke of York contest, the latter winning by a couple. Carter put the Canton men ahead in the first half, but a 33 by "Yanto" Evans and 32 by -Harry Parwons evened up matters somewhat. Still, though the Tory tail shot well, they could not get in front, and the maJtch ended with the score 361-369 in favofur of the Duke boys. Another meritorious win by the Duke boys was that aga-i-net the Tudors, whom they defeated by 369 to 365. In a. great, measure their win was due to Harry Withers, who was seen aA his beet. Starting well with his sighter, Harry kept well on the black, and finished a splendid 33, against 23 by his opponent, Edwards. This set-back proved the undoing of the Tudor, M, although the rema-inder of the team shot in good style, they could not get on level terms. Great disappointanent was felt by the members at the league meeting this week, when the secretary announced that he had received a, wire from the Swangea, League stating that they were unable to raise a team to meet Cardiff on the following evening. The city men have three reverses to wipe off the elate, and they were lookipg forward on Thursday to aveliging one of these. Still, their revenge must wait, and, though the date is not definitely settled, it is more than likely that the match will take place during the week commencing February 1. T. CARDIFF ASSOCIATION LEAGUE. I it was a nearjning lor HIe leaders in their meeting with ] Llandough this week, the vil- lagers running their doughty opponents to three points. The Gasworkers dn the first half quite failed to make any headway, and, at the interval they were one down. This state of affairs nerved the villagers to another great effort on the resumption, and though the Gas-works have a last six that can cope with any club half-dozen in Cardiff, they found all their work cut out to get their nose in front a.nd stay there. Ma.ile openea the second balf by taking 3 from his oppo- nent, and placing the Grange men a oouple ahead but this was lost on the next pair, for Barge beat Burchell by 2, and the sides were level. On the next man Grange again went to the front, and, Francis beating Roberts by 3. put his side in a good position and won the mateh, for the next men finished all even, the final score 307—304. Another good contest was seen between the Victoria Institute and the University Settle- ment. The boys from the Moors were the first to get away, but afterwards some very indifferent shooting was seen by the side with the consequence that the Victoria, boys took a lead of 4 through Dymond. At this stage there were only two men on each aide to go, and things were a wee bit exciting. Dowding with a good effort reduced the lead to 3, and Tucker faced Huxtable. The Settle- ment skipper, though starting at a disadvan- tage, was in brilliant form, and, finishing 34 against 30 by Huxtable, pulled the match off by a point with his last shot. In the second division, chief interest was centred in the meeting of the leaders and the Gasworks Seconds. The result came as a great surprise, Han nah-stmeet being beaten by 283—270. The Gaswor kers have now a splendid chance of winning the double event, but the Seconds will DJeed to be on their best behaviour for the remainder of the season if they are to emulate the example of the premiers, who are now practically cer- tain of carrying off the honours of the first division. The fall returns in the Dewar Shield not being to hand, the draw for the third round was postponed. The Royal Rhondda, entered a protest against a, decision by their league concerning their match with the Woodfields. The latter team, who won the match, shot a man whose registration had not been recived by the league secretary, but th £ Woodfields secretary pleaded that the form had been signed prior to the match, but he had forgotten to post it. This view was accepted by the league, and the Royals' protest was in consequence. Ulti- mately the matter was adjourned to the next meeting of the Association on March 1.
lc FOUL" I plmty of oookio. ow no esge. Y J Swansea II. and Heirdy drew last Saturday, j neither side scc.ring.
Miniature Ride Notes ) By -22 I GREAT toss has been BTIstained by the Welsh MivnvatRTe Rifle Association through the ? d?a?Ji of the late Mr. R. k Forrest. It is not g?ne- ? rally known that it w" ? largely due to the efforts of the deceased gentleman that the first Welsh meet- ing on EJy Racecourse, in 1906, was such a euooeee. In the past no "Welsh team has entered for the Home Defence Trophy Competition, the rules for which have been approved by 'tbe Army Council. No entry fee or notice of entry is Tequired, and the tropliy must be shot for on one or more of the first six days in May. Teams may enter, but all competitors must be British, subjects, and m-ust be not less than sixteen years of age and not more than twenty-one years of age. Teams of clubs with less than SO members will consist- of six members. Teams of clubs whose membership is more than 60 bu-t less than 100 will consist of twelve members. I The rules of the comp-etition are many e-nd varied, and apparently Solano targets will be used. In all there are six shoots for the trophy, viz.(1) (Snap shooting; (2) to run a distance of 100 yards with the rifles 'un- loaded, then load and shoot, five sbots (two and a half minutes are allowed for the run and the shoot); (3) snap shooting; (4) snap shooting; (5) "observation" shooting; (6) firing from cover. All •particulars can be obtained from the Secretary, Home Defence Trophy Committee, 42, Sun-street, London, E.C. Wit'b reference to the paragraph -which appeared last week in this column, I hear that efforts are being made to secure the beautiful Castle grounds at Caerleon for the purpose of holding the final for the club championship. At present the grounds are only thrown open to the public for* one half- day each year. Should the u-se of the grounds be granted, it will be necessary to strictly limit the admission to bone-ft-cle competitors only. I
EDGAR JONiES is a useful member of the I Penygraig Lads. He also fills the position I of treasurer for them.
By HARRIER. HE nineteenth annual race for the Midland Counties' Junior Crow country Championship took pl&oe at Burton on Trent on Saturday last. Twenty-one teams had entered for the raoe, this., bein-V five lees than last year. All the crack English clubs had teams representing them in t.bm important event, wtoilet Cwm- ibran Penywtain Harriers was the only Welsh cJ ub competing. The et,aae of the course was tenable. being ankle deep in mud and water for tile ter portion. This must have been a great dis- appointment to tihe men wearing "rubber daps," as with tlheee it was impossible to get a foothold, and it was anticipated that fast time under these oonditions would be out of the question. The first man to come in eight was Baldwin, of Derby, who was running linely, and passed the judges an easy winner. Hibbins was the next man to oome in sight, closely followed by Norgrove and Stead. On taking the last flight these two men were practically breast to breast, and the former, running, all out. passed the tape a few yards ahead of the Welsh craok. Owen, Birmingham, and Frost, of Sparkiiiil, made up the first half-dozen arrivials. The of the team. race was Sparkhtill, with 96 points, Thrapston, being seoond, and. Biroliifield third, with 125 and 136 points respeotiively, Cwmbran obtaining the eighth position. The performance of the ex-junior Welah champ ion was a gread one, and if the cooi rse had been the full distance of seven miles it is the belief of 'has admater-s that he would have occupied the second position Thi6 is the first time he has ever ran in a Midland oham; pioiLsai p, and his performance is, therefore, the more remarkable. Paul suffered the same as Stead ai.regatds the distance, and if the course had been the stipulated distance we should, no doubt, have seen him in the first 6iix, but the thirteenth position out of such a 'huge field and in such company is a. very creditable one, Thomas Miles was the third Owambran man ftO'ine, his position being 35th. This is the best performance he has yet put up for his club, a no. on his t'orm on Saturday it appears that Tae has more than filled Mey rick's place. Elsmocre, Day, and Cooper, who were fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively for Cwmbran, did not run up to expectations; and if they bad done so, then Cwmbran should have finished six in the first 40, which would have placed them third instead of eighth. However, things are apt to go wrong in such a big event, and the 150 miles' journey did not add to' their benefit. This is the first time for the cltib to com- pete in the Midlands, and, taking into con- sideration the circumstances, everyone wiH agree tihat it is not a bad performance. After the race the Cwmbran team journeyed baick to Birmingham, where they stayed till Bun- day evening, tie headquarters being at the City Commercial Hotel, and all thoroughly enjoyed the outing. Owing to the Wales T. Scotland match at Cardiff on Saturday last the Cathayu Har- riers held no rum,. Roath. had a run over the Llanmmney course, a distance of six imiles. The fast pack, most of the members of which are now getting into condition and training hard, were in fine fettle, especially A. S. Wilson, who ran remarkably well. Rhys Evans, who had a turn with the mediums, was ftrst home, followed by A. S. Wilson (fast), P. Cox (medium), G. E. Howarth (fast), Rouse (medium), and E. Holly mam (fast). St. Saviour's had a fair muster of members out for a paperahase over their usual 7J-m\le noatoh courft.. Notwithet&nding the awful weather, a good spin was enjoyed, and,mu-ch j improved form was shown by Bob Hopkins a.nd George Hill, who fin-ished seocmd and third. Tom Harry was the first arrival, fol- lowed, as previously stated, by Hopkins and Hill, with W. Jacobs, C. Sturdy, and W. Swan completing the six. A difficulty lias arisen .with regard to the international cross-oountry championship for this season, which is to".be held at BeUUt. Owing to the Irish Cup filial being dowtt for decision on March 25, the Irish Association have wisely epeii fit to steer clear of that date, and suggested Easter Tuesday as the best day under the circumstances. It seems that the English and Scotch associations could not possibly have sent teams to Ireland for a, race on Easter Tuesday, so it is now probable that the international will, take place on the Saturday following, viz., April 2. Although this ie rather encroaching on the track running season, I fear that it is the only date which can be made to suit all parties. In future it would be advisible to fix up the date of the international early in the season, so that the various championships mifiit be made to at. in. The Barry Cricket Club at a meeting held on Tuesday last resolved to take over the Welsh Amateur Championships for next track season, provided all details can be satisfac- torily arranged. The meeting will be held on the splendid cricket ground at Barry Island on Saturday, June 25, 1910, and, judged by the success achieved at the Lifeboat Demonstration Sports last September, should, for the first time in the, history: of the championships, be a great success. 11 Pontnewydd Club officials aire making a. big effort to wipe off t £ ie heavy debt which has impeded the club's progress this season. To- day Roath pa,id a. visit-, to the Monmouth- shire town, wihere the two clubs met for the first time in their history. On Saturday fleSt Abertillery, Oathays, andOwmbran will meet at Pontnewydd to try coneluskons. This com- bined race should attract a big crowd and give tibe Ponttnewydd officials Vle reward which their enterprise de&erves. A cup will probably be awarded the win- ning team, but in any case silver medals will be given to the first man home for eaeta club. The course will be some nine miles in length, starting and finiislring at the Cwmbran Gardens tennis court. The race should be worth going some distance to witness, and I trust that it will prove a great success. On Tuesday evening last the Cardiff and Distfiot R.ugby Union met, under the chaax- mansftuip of Mr. A. H. Williams. It was re- 1 solved to m?ke the Marathon race, which proved so sucessful la?t year, an annual event. This year's race will be held on April 9, the route being the same as that traversed last season, from Culley's Hotel. Bairry, to Card/iff Arms Park, concluding with Fix laps of the football club. A quarter-mile race, for players wlio aie memlbersof the District Union, will also be held. I may mention that it was the original intention of the Welsh Cross Country Associa- tion to organise a Marathon race this season in conjunction with the District Rugby Union. but owing to the international being held so la,te itf the season it would have been im- possible for the croes-counitry officials to ha.ve properly co-operated in t'ae matter. I am delighted, however, to see that the Rug-by I Union intend to again promote the race, and I feel suije that the runners will give it their best possible support. I Mr. W. J. Morgan, of Swansea,, one of the i local A.A.A. handicappers, and a well-known figure in South Wales athletic circles, is dangerously ill. The members of the Weleh Cross Country Association, at their meeting last week, paqged a vote of sympathy with Mr. Morgan in his illness, and instructed the hon. secretary to express the desire t-hat he would soon be restored to his usual health. Several letters have reaohed me on the sub- ject of dross-country training, arising out of the letter from Mr. H. T. Jbhnaon. the winner of the Vancouver gold seal races, ex- tracts from Wlbicl1 were published in my noites last week. Space forbids my comment- ing on them mow, but I will endeavour to do so rext week.
By JOHN ROBERTS. I PROBLEMS.-N-o. 19. Our nineteenth I problem presents ¡' the cue-ball almost exactly in the middle of the table and two inches from the bottom cushion. The red is six inches from the left eide cusiiion and slightly below the ba.ulk line on which the white! rests, just over three inches from the side cushion on the opposite side of the table. 1 What stroke should baplayed? The answer to the problem will appear wh :n our j next is published. |
Group of the 16th Cardiff Company Boys' Brigade
I MURTHYRYD." THE MAN IN, TEM, AIR (MESRTHYR): Polioe! He's kilhn' me! Wigan beat Mertihyr by 67 points, to nil. La.rt. Saturday. >
DAVIES'S REGISTRY I BOOK- I INO I ornue. I SMIGRATTON I SPECIALIST, CHARLES ST., CARDIFF. U.S.A. A.USTRAXJA. ['S'A.' N. ZEALAND, ? AFrc4. NADA.
BOXING. I BADMIXTOX CLUB, CARDIFF, FEB. 14th, 1910.- Great 15-Round Contest between Jack Prieet, Cardiff Uate Pontypridd) and Syd Russell. Special 6 Bounds, young Probert and Beynon (Merthyr), 6et. 101b. and 7st. Champions respectively. Also 6 and 4 Found Contents. Commence at S. Big Contest 9, to enable I visitors to catch trains. elOO-Sp14 I
WHAT OUR LADS ARE DOING. By TNE VITXWAN. STRADYTFODW company of the Church Lads' Brigade are booming. Captain H. Powell, the oommand- in,g officer, who has been untiring in his efforts to foster the movement, has just (successfully launched a. band in connection with St. Da-vid's Company. lieutenant 8. J. Bnoadribb, the inde- fatigable company correspondent, informs ma that they experienced considerable difficulty in obtaining the services of a bandmaster. They have managed to get over the difficulty by promoting one of their own lads. Corporal F. W. Smith, who is an expert on tiie bugle and a talented musician, to be bandmaster. Captain Powell's company was enrolled as the St. David's Company (2,718), Ystradyfodw. in May, 19G8, and since that date have mads steady and sure prcgiress. Now that- they have established their band, they are look- ing forward to the light evenings, eo that they may drill in the Church grounds. My, congratulations to 8t. David's Company. Here is a.n interesting smggeeHom from Caidiff oprrespondent: — Dear Veteran,—"As an omoer of the Boys' Brigade, it struck me while Teading What Our lJads Are Doing" that it would be a. good tuiiug to arrange a big demonstration of aU the combined brigades and scouts in Cairdiff and its suburbs in the spring at some suitable place at Cardiff, and to asK General Badent-Powell to come down and inaptet, them. It is well-known that the general is always willing to help on the brigade move- ment. Perhaps some of my brotner otticere would give their opinion on the subject." The 15th Cardiff (Ely) Company of the Boys' Brigade will hold their ajinual social on Wednesday next at their headquarters. An. excellent progiuimme has been arranged by, Captain A. J. Harris. The example set by the Chelmsford Guar- dians in providing Boy Scout outfits for the lads attached to tibeir homes might well be followed by the Cardiff Board of Guardians. There are a large number of suitable lada in the Cardiff homes, if the outfits- were forth- coming, who would jump for the opportunity of joining the various patrols adjoining the homes. The outlay necessary to purchase the out. fits is a, mere bagatelle in comparison wi bh. the good results of the Boy Scouts even- tually turning out smart and intelligent citizens., I understand that on Wednesday evening next. at the City-hall, the Lord Mayor will present Private Campbell Clifford, of the 9th Cardiff Company Boys' Brigade, with the medal recently awarded him for saving lite at Cardiff some months ago. I have received several letters from readers, who have made various suggestions. I am always glad to hear from my friends, and at the request of a large number of boy sjouu I am re-producing tihe signs, calls, and. colours of different p?troJs. Cut out the fc,l.1-6? w:in gokp'a"aFaph and keep it in your 1300, et-,bo It may be of some use to you. The following are the signs and calls of d'ifferent patrols, as given by Lieutenant- general Baden-Powell in his book, "Scouting for Boys" Mongoose—squeak, "Qheep"; col<yurs. brown and orange. Hawk—cry (same as eaglet, "Kreeee"; pink. Wolf—'howl, "How-oooo"; yellow and black. Peewit—whistle, "Tewitt"; green and white. HQund-bark., Bawow. wow": orange. C.a,t,-oTy, Meeaow grey and brown. Jackal—laughing cry, Yvah- -vvah,wa,h-wab-wab"' grey and black. Raven- cry, K-air-kaw black. Buffalo—lowing (same as bull), "UuMnaouw"; red and white. Peacock—K;ry, Beeoik"; green and blue. Bull—'lowing, "Um-maouw"; red. Seal-calI. "Hark"; red and black. Owl—'whistle, "Koot- koot-koo"; blue. Tiger-purr, "Grrrao"; violet. Lion-Call, Eu-u.gh yeuow and red. Kangaroo—call, "Goo-ee"; red and grey. Horse—whinney, Ree e e. -blaek and white. Fox-b.ark, "Ha-ha"; yellow and green. Be-ar-growl, Boorrr brown and red. Stag—roar, Baow violet and black. Storik—cry, "Korrr"; blue and white. Pan- ther—tongue in side of mouth, "Keeo-ok"; yellow. Curlew—whistle, "Curley" green. Hyena—laughing cry, Ooowah-oowan-wah black and brown. brown. Wood Piigeon—call, Book-hooroo blue and grey. Bagle—veTy sh'iil cry, K green and Ma?k. Hippo—hiss, "Brrusssh pink and black. Rattlesnake- rattle a pebble in a small potted, meet tin; pink and white. Wild Ilaax-gruttt, btooi- broof"; grey and pink. cobrra-hiss "fsss-t": orange and black. Cuckoo-dall, Cook-koo"; grey. Otter—ory, H:oi-oi-,aiiek brown and white. Rea,n,r-slap. made by', clapping hands; blue and yellow. ANSWERS TO CORRB$PONDENTV "A. J. H." (Cardiff).—Thanks for ifivitation. Hope to be with you. •$ £ Uprill Instructor" (Cardiff),-j-You had better consult the Infantry drilMiook, R. D. Morris (BaIl"'l'Y).-YooUir suggestion won't answer. H: Roberts (Cwmbran).—Thanks for letter.
NEw WBEATRE; CARDIFF. NEXT WEEK AMESSAGE FROM MARS. PBKAJITH PARISH CHURCH A.F.C. require Home -1 6 I,Y_-?treet February 12t?; other 4eeqs uire if?" Match Saturday, February 12ttj; othlttDas also Open. —35, Ivy-street, Fenarth. elSSSpK). CARDIFF THISTLES (winners Cardiff Rugby Foot- ball Club Cup, 1907-8, nuiMrs-up Ca?iC and District b3il Club 04p, :ind 1909-10) require AMy Fixtures for February 26 and March 5; guirU?teos prefened.- Apply Stephens, 5, Tresilliaii-terrace, Cardiff. cpl4
finances are very unsatisfactory in the vaAley. I remember well when the Mallett Cup was started in Cardiff the promoters had to face not only want of support, but also dlirect opposition from peroral clubs. However, once things were started in earnest, opposition disappeared. I believe the same thing will oeeur in the Eihymney "Valley once a. start is made. ENGLAND V. WALES (BOYS). On March 12—when the elect of Wales will be at Dublin endeavouring to repeait trw, suc- cess of Saturday La^t—the boys of England and Wales will on tr.e Cardiff Arms Park be engaged in their seventh annual match. The English Schools Union held their trial at Exeter on Saturday last, whilst the Welsh trial will take place at Aberavon next Satur- day week. The Welsh Selection Committee recognise fully tfolat in recent seasons England has been increasing in strength, and, as a. matter of fact, that in the last three matches the Saxons have bad Tery 'hard lines in not scoring three victories-the last struggle on the Cardiff Arms Park resulted in a draw- and, therefore, they intend taking every pre- caution that Gw-alia is represented by the very strongest fifteen available. In order that the best thrrty lads eball take -part in the Welsh trial, the selectors win be present at four inter-town games, via.:—Swansea v. Carditf (Swansea); Ponty- pridd v. Aberavon (Pontypridd), which takes place to-day; a.nd Newport v. Cardiff (New- port) and Aberavon v. Lianelly (Aberavon), which are due for next Sutai-day. Thus the whole of the 90 boys now con- sidered worthy of places in their town teams will h.a full opportunity of showing their paces, and the selectors will have no diffi- culty in picking a fifteen worthy of young Wales. The selection of referee for the international mdatea has been left to the .London Society of Referees, who will appoint an Irishman or Scotchman resident in the Metropolis to officiate. The Welsh Schools Union has iaea-ed for the first time an official handbook. For a. first attempt, the book reflects credit on the com- piler, Mr. W. A. Brown. It contains rules, list of officials, fixture lists of the six affiliated leagues, inter-town matches, Ac. Next season I hope t £ ie Union will extend the usefulness of the book by inserting a list of inter- national players, and also the results of international matches. At one time it wae hoped that- the Scotch Rng-by Union would help the boy movement by enoouragintg those elementary sohoois in the border district who play Rugger to select a team to join in the Rugby tourney with tb-9 boys of Snsian-d and Wales. The few officials of the Scotch Union I spoke to on too matter last week, however, instead of tirr.g in favour of the project, pronounced themselves &8 hostile to it, and, therefore, I am afraid;.there is not the slightest prospect of seeing an internattional boys' team from Caledonia for a. considerable time at least. awansm -is the only town wMch has not entered for the challenge shield competition. The absence of the junior all whites robe the co rn petition—especially this season—of most of its. iu-terest. It is to be-hoped that in the I intl,rast. of the game, Swansea will follow the wish -uflanirooa^y expressed of tfie Welsh Sshools tntoa and" come into line with the! oTher towns. The welfare of Weilsh boy
football recpiires a little sacrifice by Swanse^ a in this matter. The English trial at Exeter proved that oar neighbours have some grewt boys avail- able. After the trial tiie following tea.m was selected to wear the Rose:—'Back, Dalton (Coventry); three-quarter backs, Reading (Coventry), Wilkins (Bristol). Chudley (Exeter), and Briggs (Leicester); half-backs, Puigh (Gl-ou- ceftter) and Dewey (Newton Abbot); forwards, CummLngs (Torquay). Norman (Leicester). Neale (Leicester), Bell (Birmingham), Downs (Bristol), Piokard (Bristol), Morris (Coventry), and Bloodworth (Chetttecbafm). CARDIFF AND DISTRICT RUGBY UNION. Pla.yers became spectators on SsaituTday, lor Dot a single league game was played. Ca.rdiff East's cte.im that their secretary has the right to a seat on the committee has not been allowed. The senior league ie now exciting. Canton are down two points, whilst Ro.milly are only a point less in the same number of games played. To add to the gaiety, the Wan- derers. with four points down, greatly fancy tneir chances. In the second league Cardiff East have a substantial lead over tjheir nearest' rivals, Cardiff Barbarians. Canton Rovers still maintain their ascendancy in we third league. WELSH QUOITS. The annual meeting of the Monmotrtibsiure Quoiting Association will be held at the Viaduct Hotel. Crumlin, on Saturday next, the 19th. at 4.30 p.m. Officers for the ensuing season will be elected at this meeting. Ciubrf desirous of joining are invited to send a. representative, whilst the hon. sec., Mr. Dai Evans, 28, Greenfield-terrace, Newbridge, will gladly supply any information required. I hope til is excellently managed aeact-iation will once more have a successful gathering1. We are to have another Marathon. Last sea.son, thanks to the hard work of Mr. Bob John, something like £ 100 was cleared for the local clubs. The event was so well managed and proved so enjoyable for tn; competitors that the Union has, at the I request of a large number of Welsh and West of England runners, decided to make the event an annual one. The Cardiff F.C. have kindly lent the Cardiff Arms Park to the Union for the event, on Saturday, April 9. The route of the race will be the same as last year, but to provide plenty of excitement inside the Park half a dozen, laps or so will be run around the foot- ball ground. The prizes will be, a& last year, substantial. More again. Canton Wanderers aak for an opinion whether it is necessary for the home team to field in order to claiin points if their oppo- nents are not at the ground. Strictly, it is necessary,, but when it is obvious that the opponents are not turning out the club's representative could ask the referee to visit the headquarters, iu order to eee that the home men were in readiness to play if needed. The Wanderers want this point cleared up, as on the occasion of a, recent disappointment some of their players by standing on the wet ground attired in football togs caught severe colds, and were on the sick-list for some time. Mr. J. Morris, the referee in the Cardiff I Welsh v. St. Saviour's match, had occasion to order Whittle, of the Welsh, off. The usual penalty of a month has been inflicted. The renewed application of Cardiff Centrals to play Karagianis and Da.vies resulted in permission being given to the latter. It atppears that Karagianis, who, by the way, id the Welsh international water-polo player, is registered by Canton, and, in consequence, the committee by their rule could not allow a senior player to play for a shield club. Davies played for Cardiff Rovers last season, but has played regularly for the Centrals all this eeaeon. Cardiff East have lost five of their players1 through their having joined thft Army. In consequence, the Union has granted the club permission to play some old veterans, viz., Fletcher, Huntley, S. Stone, and D. Mahoney. The quartette were members of the old St. Peter's Club when they won the double event, bwt they have not played for a. few seasons. WELSH INTER-LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP. liie Cardiff Union have agreed to play their tie in this competition against the Bridgend District League on February 26. The venue, probably, will be Bridgend, and both teams will be restricted to players under 25 years of age PO&TYPRIDD-RHONDDA RUGBY UNION. Great preparations are being made for the visit of the County Police to Aberoynon, when the home club will entertain the constables in a charity g3.me in aid of St. John's Ambu- lance Brigadp. Tickets can be had of Mr. J. Thomas, hon. secretary of Aberoynon. Mr. Will Gamlin (W.F.U.) has kindly consented to referee. Senior Rugby in the Rhondda appeare almost dead. The only briglat ray is the great strength of the juniors The draw for the knock-out competition takes place on Monday at six p.m. All clubs should be represented. The following suspensi<)n8ch & month- have been meted out:—Ben Thomas (WU:iams- town) and A. J. Chick (Ynysybwl). for alleged I rough play in league games.
The league table, appearing in another oolumn, has been revised, and is correct. ffhYMNEY VALLEY OLD BOYS. Mr. T. H. Uewellyn presided at this weeK s meeting of the league. A complaint was made against the spectators and players of the Bargoed Club. The committee ruled, on the evidence, that both Ehymxey Old Boys and Bargoed were to blame, but that censure on Ehymney was deserved-, as they brought an inefficient referee. The game was a friendly, and the referee was brought from Rhymney. Abertyeswg reported that their club had
been disbanded, and thus league points in connection with this club were struck out. Tredega-r Hibernians' cormplaint against the decision to award points to New Tredegar was adjourned,, as the former club was not represented. The complaint of Deri that short time was played with Rhymney was unsuccessful. The appeal of New Tredegar against Dori playing S. Weeks, who. it was alleged, was over-age, was found on produ6twn of the birth certificate to be groundless. It ?aPPeared. however, that Weeks wad not pegMtered until after the match, but as New Tredegar had only protested on age this could not be considered, although the rule states. All players must be registered before taking part in a league game." It has been decided to end tranfers and registration of placers for this season on Monday next. Rivalry run- keen art Rhymney. The Old Boys desired the transfers of four players from the Lilies, and stated they had been refuswL However, the secretary of the lilies demed that the players had applied for transfers. The matter was allowed to drop. Kick-offs during the month must not be later than 4.30 p.m. last Saturday's gaotea were postponed owing to the international match. Bargoed met their Waterloo a.t Rhynmey on Monday, the Lilies being the record- brealcere by 11 points to'5. Bargoed made the journey with twelve players. At half-time they were joined by another, but finished up with but a baker's dozen. Bargoed went off with a bang. J.
Possibly, by the time this paragraph is read the championship of the Bridgend League will have been decided. Ogmore Vale is shootinig Maeeteg and Southerndovm in two league matches at home, and ehould Ogmore win the both they will qualify for the final. The match v. Maesteg will un- doubtedly prove a keen one, as Maesteg have a defeat or two to wipe off. On account of these matches it n?ae impos- M&Ie for any of t'he Ogmore club to Ibent sible,for a P%h Meeting, but Mr. Secretary ?M? arks sent a cheque to the W.M.R.A. towards the meeting on beha? of the club membersj Other olubs please C'O. St. Peter's (Carmarthen) put up an un- expectedly good fight against iLdanelly in a. Western League match a few days ago. The issue was very close, and. in (faot, each side Claimed a victory. The targets were conse- quently forwarded to the secretary of the Association for his adjudication. The result was that Lianelly were awarded the mate'h the scores being—Lianelly, 759; St. Peter's, 757. The h-igbwt Scorers were on the side of the Saints, ithe Rev. E. Wiiliams and E. Andrews each being credited with 9Q. The date of the Carmarthen Meeting- has now been definitely fixed as March 5. The competition for the Association will, of course, 'be limited to members of clubs in the Western Laague, but. the following competitions will .be open to all W.M.R A clubs:— Competition 1.—Ten shots at a stationary target. Competition 2.—Ten shots in nine-ty eeeoinde. Competition 3.—Sealed score competition. Competition 4.—Team shoot for teams of four at a Winaulla target. Risca have strong hopes of taking the Mon- mouthshire Championship this season. In their last two matches they beat Ebbw Vale by seven on the Valians' range, and by no less than 77 at Risoa. A post match against the strong Ross club was also won by seven points, the aggregates being 784 and 777. For Risca W. Jelf, J. Booth, and W. E. Jones each scored (highest possibles, whilst F. Blake scored similarly for Ross. Ross team are keen and hope to carry off some of the trophies from the Chepstow Meeting. Few anticipated that Southerndown would beat Bryn in their league match on Satur- day. I believe there was originally some little difficulty about bringing off the fixture owing 'to the inability of Bryn to visit Southemdown. Consequently, the services of the Association referees—Messrs. Burnett (Maesteg) and Howell (Barry)—were requisi- tioned, and each team shot on its own range. Scoring did not rule high on either side, t,he totals toeing Southerndown, 766; Bryn, 761. The Bryn scores ranged from 93 (lJ. (korge and D. Stanford) to 92, whilst ail the Southerndown scores were between 94 and 97, the latter being scored by G, Pennell, A. Davies, and W. David. The "R" competition, for which £ 70 is offered in prizes, has already commenced. The entries are unlimited, and each set of three targets costs fourpence. A mistaken idea is that the final of the competition will he shot at the Queen's Cup Meeting at Ham and Petersham. This is noto. The final will 'he shot at Ham and Petersham on June 27 and 28, and it so happens that the Queen's Cup final will be shot on the same range on June 30 and July 1. The two meetings, how- ever, will be quite distinct, and will, of course, he uuder different management. The following list of open competition meet- ings for 1911 should Ibe preserved by those who desire to arrange their holidays to attend miniature rifle meetings:- April 21-23-,FULR.C. Meeting- at Manchester. May 12-14-8..M.R.C. Meeting at Belfast. May 16-18—W.M.R.A. Meeting at Chepstow. Juno 2- 4—S.M.R.C. Meeting at Gloucester. June 27-28—" R" Meeting at Ham and Petersham. June 30—Queen's Cup Meeting at Ham and Petersham. August 3-6—iS.M.R.C. Meeting at Edinburgh. Of the foregoing, although probably a ^number of Welshmen will compete at, each meeting, the only me6ting (other than that at Chepstow) which the Welsh Association will recognise is the S.M.R.C. Meeting at Edin-b-argli in August, for which a touring party in now being organised. Mr. J. W. Monk, 238, Caerleon-Toad, Newport, has the mat.ter in hand.
I The Solution of Problem 18. Th-e solution of our eighteenth problem gives us a really charm- ing four cushion cannon off the white. Use quite a lot of right "side" and hit the object ball I about a quarter thick, rather a t,hinnish contact. The cue-ball will ,hen take the -,onrse shown by the straight con-1 tinuous line, and ne red and white will travel in the direction indicated by the dotted lines. No jreat amount of roTce need be employed as a medium paced stroke will do everything Wtluch is necessary. The stroke is of value as illustrating the" angleS II of t.he table, a,nd can be mastered by the average cueist without muoh trouble. JOHN ROBERTS.
London, and that a. son had been born. He instructs the solicitor to advertise for the heir.—Chapter XI.— Audrey Yislts a dying woman. Her husband (James Roberts), coming home drunk, attempts to kiss Audrey. She scieanis, and Owen Hughes rushes in to her rescue. -Chapter XT I.—Standing at her window, G-wladys Morgan utters a cry, for out in the street she gees a maja in a. f'IT coat, who reseovbles bor brother Emrya.-Chapter XIII.—Anwyl tries to per- suade Owen to join the Marters' Association, but he refuses.—Chapter XIV.-Audrey implores Owen to throw in his lot with her father. Suddenly she points at the window, and gives a cry of fear. It is a man in a fur ceat, but he escapes.—Chapter XV.—Anwyl con- sents to his dau?hter marrying Owen if she can win him over to the masters' side. kary Jones calls on Audrey. She offers to sell her brother's letter to Audrey for El-OOO.-Olhapt--r XVI.—Audrey is askinj Owen for the loan of the mon, when an Utemi3t is ma<ie on his j?fe. Tb, ankiown mail, in trving to :Oi run bih: r: and Ji o;Nn a dying condition to Owen's ofBce. On being aked who' paid him to do it he whispers in Owen's oar the single word "Anwvl."—Chapter XVIL—Ow«ti visits London, and puts the case in the hands of R&ELIV*urgb*s, an eminent private detective.—Chapter XMI.-kmwyl informs his daughter that he' will strip her lover of every penny, he possesses if he does not climb down. I i CHAPTER XVIII (Continued). Or every acre, of every penny he pos- Besses," Audrey repeated mechanically. "What do you mean, father?" "You have heard of the advertisement," Morris Anwyl replied. I suppose Hughee has told you that Richard Morgan left a son, and that no one knows if that son is alive or dead." "Yee," she whispered. "And that if that son is alive, he is the legal heir to everything that Owen Hugbee has?" "Yee, father," she gasped. "You don't mean-" "I believe the son is alive. He does not know that he is the son of Richard Morgan, and therefore he has not replied to the ad- vertisement. But I have spent money in try- ing-to find him." "You—you have tried to And him?" "Yes. It wae to my interest to do so. I k ? think, I am almost sure, I have found him." "What do you mean to do, father?" she exclaimed. "The right thing, of course—the thing Owen Hughes would wiiYh me to do. It was Owen Hughes himeeK who put the advertisements in the papers He wanted to find the men. It wart a foolijh thing to do." It was a tine-a splendid thing to do," the girl cried. Morris Anwyl smiled, and, taking off his coat, flung it over the back of a gilt chair. "Splendid," he -aid, "but foolish. The heir is a wastrel, and will spend every pennx that isn t tied up. Owen Hughes, though be no friend of mine, is a man I respect. He has mistaken ideas, and I'm not sure that the odium of this strike will not be laid on his shoulders when tbe-wholo6 affair is subjected to a calm and oritical examination. But I think he believes he is doing good by giving his men a share in the profits and presenting them with half the value of their shares." "Yet you would take the money from him?" ''Under certain oonditions, yes. He would not uriah to keep it if he knew that it belonged to someone else. I have only to let him knew- "You must not, father." I "I certainly do not wish to do so for your. sake, Audrey. Of course, you could not marry him if he had no money. If you can persuade him to give up his scheme—to say that it has been a failure "But it has not been a failure." "It has done a lot of harm, Audrey. You must not blind your eyies to that fact. One of the demands made by the men—a new one, sprung on us to-day—is for a share in the mines they work." "It would be a good thing, father, in one way; they would not strike. What did you say, to them?" ) "We said, 'Yee, you can buy your aharea ] at their present Y answered, I 'No, we will pay half the value of the shares; you must pay the rest, as Owen Hughes has done." "And then-" We refused, of course. Why should we make them a present of half the value of the ehares. That is charity, not business. You I see the harm Owen Hughee has done." "But there was some reason for their I request, father; they gave you wane reason?" "Certainly. They said that for many years the colliery owners had been am ae-si n g wealth at the expense of those who prodnced it. and that it was time they gave up some I qf the spoils. That, of course, is Socialism, pure and simple. And that is what Owen Hughes has accomplished. He has sown the seed of a great evil, and unless he uproots it with his own hands I will do so myself, and him with it." Morris Anwyl turned on hiS heel, and walked towa-rda the door, but before he reached- it, Audrey had hurried alter him and caught hold of his arm. Father," she said in a low voice, "what do you wish me to do?" "Save your foolish lover before it is too late," the man answered. "You have power oro* him. If he were doing good, I would not ask you to turn him from his pa.th. But he is doing evil—incalculable evil." I-I-oh, father, do not ask me to do this. There is only one way I could try to do it-amd tba-t-might not succeed—I oould only say to him—no, it is impossible. How could I threaten bam-the man I lore?" "You must do as you please, Audrey. It is your happiness I am thinking of. If it were not for you, I would not give him a week's grace—not an hour's grace. You must please yourself in the matter." l "His money would be no use to him," she t stammered; "he only needs his money for his work. "Nonsense, Audrey. He needs his money to marry you—to give you the sort of home you're used to. Well, think over it. my girl, think over it well. It is nothing wrong that, I a.m asking you to do. You will save him from the consequences of his own folly. and will 00 a real service to the whole district." He left the room. &nd Audrey walked slowly back towards the nreplaee. This waa a situation ?he had feared, but she had not anticipated that it would arrive so soon. Her father had previously asked' her to try and persuade Owen Hughes to give up his profit- sharing scheme, and had intimated that if she could do so. he would consent to her marriage with the owner of the Golden Hope mine. But this was an. entirely different matter. Now ahe was forced to act, and was no longer asked to persuade, but to use a definite threat, to give the man a definite choice between his work and the woman he loved She seated herself in a. ohair, and Testing her chin on her hands, stared at the fire with hopeless misery written on her face. Was there no other way out of it but this? Had she not better teU Owen Hughes the truth and let him decide for himself? No, that was quite impossible. Owen Hughes must not know that the son of Richard Morgan had been found, or he would give up everything i to its rightful owner. It was characteristic of the feminine mind that Audrey gave no thought to aone but her lover in this matter. STie had formed no opinion aa to the general situation. and whether she would really be doing good by making Owen Hughes abandon his scheme. Her father's wishes were not considered at all, and the son of Richard Morgan appeared, not in the light ri a man defrauded of his lawful possession^ but 8(}. an ugly, threarten- iug spectre that had risen to crush the man j she loved. She was not in a, fit state to j analyse her thoughts, but if she had been, I she would have been surprised. to learn that the question uppermost in'her mind was not, "WhJåt is the right thing to do?" but "Bow cant best save Owen from & great disaster?" The entrance of a' footman with the tea interrupted, her thoughts. It was a meal at which her father never appeared, and she did not linger over it, unless there were any visitors. She drank two cups of tea, I ate a slice of bread and butter, and then l made her way to the smoking room. Her father was seated at a big writing table, with the receiver of the telephone at his ear. He held up his right hand for silence, and pointed to a chair. She closed the door quietly and stood by the fire. Is that you, Silvan < Yes, it's Morris Anwyl.. Sinowed usp, do you say ? Yes: I wanted to see yon to-night. Any news?. Ah, that's bad; wo must draft in come men from the north. No, I'liI. stick to the others; I won't give way an inch Owen Hughes, did you say? Ah, that's good news. The more you give those fellows the more they want. Silver- hay ? No, I've never heard of him. Who is he No, I don't remember him at a £ L I'll get up to you in the nwm- ing. Good-night." Morris Ahwyl hung the receiver tip on its hook, and then turned to bis daughter. Hughes is having trouble with hie men," be said crartly. "I fancy hell be Met: of giving with both">ainda before long. WeM, what do you want?" "I thought I'd telephone to Owen lffugbm" she answered. "I can't go up to see htm. Would you mind if he oame here?" "Not at all, Audrey, if be can get here, and if he'll consent to c»xne,srlrich-1 very much doubt. Sit down here and have a talk to I bt" The girl smtot herself at the table and ealled up 02743." Is that you, Owen?'' she asked when she had been answered by a clerk, and put through to Hughes' private room. It is I— Audrey. I want to see you. Can you come down here to-night? Impossible, do you say? Why? No one need know of your visit. I will leave the window of the boudoir unfastened. If you push it it will o pen. Yes, I know, Owen, but it is most urgent, most important No. I can't tell you over the 'phone. really, Owen, I'can't; one never knows;" I've heard so litany conversations I was not intended to hear. Half-past nine. Thank you, Owen; it's very sweet of you. I'll see that "the window I is unbolted; it's a French win- dow, you know. You've only to pueh it. I'll leave the curtains drawn back and the blind half up. Good-bye till then!" She rofee from the table with a white face, and-her lips firmly. pressed together. Her father smiled. You are a. sensible girl, Audrey," be said quietly. She did not answer him, and leftthe room without a, word. v At a quarter post nine Aodrey Anwyl was atlone in her- boudoir; seated in a chair before ttie fire. The fastening of the French window was tuilattohed, acd .the- blind wae drawn up a. yard from tabo gT'Dtnd. • It was snowing bard, and there was a strong wind, but. as the window opened ouitwardfr it remained cloeed. Otttaide the snow had drifted a. foot in depth against the gi,ase.- Morris Anwyl was under the impression that-his da/ughter had yielded to 'jis threats, but such was' by-no means the case. Her mind mis still w. and 8h6 law* that she could not come to any definite decision till she had seen Owen Hughes. Then she would either try and force him to fall in with her father's wishes or else she would tell him the truth, and < offer to marry him whether he were rich or poor, whether her father gave or refused his consent. She would cast in her lot with his for better or for worse. "I will not give him np. He is mme- always. Whatever happens nothing can ooma between us. That was the burden of her thoughts as she sat before the fire and waited for her lovw. Her attitude towards her father bad changed. The habits of y-ears. the careful training of a. lifetime, the duty to a parent, all the estab- lished order of things seemed to have been swept away. like a castle of sand set in the course of. a, raging torrent. Only one thing rema.ined-thes.tren-gth and certainty of her loye--the fierce stream that would brook no obstacles in its path. At twenty minutes to ten there was a faint tap on the glass of the window, and Audrey sprang to has feet. Then she drew the Wind, and saw a white figure silhouetted' against the doarkneog--a taJI white figure with a deep collar turhed up to The eyes, and a. white, cap drawn low down upon the forehead. (TO BE ODUTrivm IN liotm&" II EVENING EXPRESS"). 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