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I Copyright in US America AU Eights Reaerved LADY MARGARETS VOW
I [Copyright in U.S. America. AU Eights Reaerved.) LADY MARGARET'S VOW BY BLANCHE EARDLEY, Author of "A Bid for a Bride:' MrI. Maxwell's Silence," &c. SYNOPSIS. -11" Elliott, a rich gentleman farmer, is secretly erigaged to Olivia Caseella. H • urges her to end the eecreey by an immediate marriage, but the girl, afraid of losing by this action her share of the fortune of her front, Lady Margaret Hogarth, who has forbidden any engagement, declines Ret rning home from the meeting witn hfcr lover she encounters Luke Sladen, Imly Margaret's secretary, who is in love with her, and confirms the fact that in the event of her marriage to Elliott s/ie will b* unable to touch a psnriy of her aunt's money. The sam. ^lay she is Mirpris'd by braving from Lady Margaret that the l.itter lias c1wsen a husband for her, bo other than Sla len himself. If she rufuses, the fjtilue is to be divided between Sladen and her younger sister, Virginia. Lady Margaret then decides .-uddenly on a visit tl London, and immediately she La, gone Olivia linds her new will, made on the previous day, l'tal tl n" new., then arrives, for Lady Margaret has been f und irm;< lerad near the summerhouae in the woods. Olivia bears ¡ he shock of the crime stoically, 'but shows signs that she has begun to fear Sladen. CHAPTER V. THE BURDEX OF PITY. When Olivia opened the morning room door Mr. Dyson started. Could this tall, stately woiritlii, who carried herself with the., air of a duchess, and whose only sig)is- ofi sorrow were the pallor of her ivory ski:) aud the unfathomable pools in her great dark eyes, be the passiexi-swayed girl who had stumbled into his arms with words of hate on her lips! He held out his hand to her. "You sent for me, Miss Casaella? I am truly, deeply touched by the tragic death of our dear 'Lady Bountiful.' and if I can do anything— or Mrs. Dyson—to alleviate your great sor- row, please let me know." Olivia's face lost, some of its rigidity. She had never liked Mr. Dyson. When she had been sent to church on Sunday mornings with Virginia she had always been bored by his sermons, and hie little ferrety eyes and bald head had irritated her into scathing criti- cism. But his words had a kindly ring of sincerity about them that appealed to her. "You are very good, Mr. Dyson," she said gently, "but I really don't know that either you or Mrs. Dyson can help us much during thia terrible time, though it is comforting to know that we have friends so close to us." It was a. graceful speech, but spoken by a "grand lady," not a grateful, sorrowful girl. Unconsciously she seemed to put a differ- ence between herself and the Vicar, ju
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I SOCIAL EVENINGS TO THE SOLDIERS AT BARRY
I SOCIAL EVENINGS TO THE; SOLDIERS AT BARRY. Since the arrival of the Shropshire Regiment at Barry, social evenings and entertainments have been provided for- the men att the Wesleyan Schoolroon-i, by a, committee drawn from all the churche-s in Barry. On Sunday even- ing liast a short ,sacred eoncert wttis held and the soldiers were addressed by Mr. W. W. Marshall, the port. niissionerr to- the British and Foreign Sailors" Society. Members of tlhe Romill3i Boys' String Band assisted. There, were about 200 present at a concert on Monday eve-ning last, when- Major Huntbaeh several other commissioned officers were present- Mr. John Davies, B-nrry, presided, and an excellent propyam me was rendered,, and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Concerts will be given every Monday evening, and the hall is open eacli day for games, etc., a temperance canteen- having also been commenced. Mr. F. W. Poole is chairman of the concert committee, and the oiffcer commanding the Shropshire Regiment h&s expressed his appreciation of the good work doiie. a-mongst his troops. I CONCERT AT HOLTON-ROAD BAPTISTS. The weekly conceit to the soldiers a.t Holton-road English Baptist School- room, Barry Docks, on Tuesday even- ing last, was given by the Barry Oc- tette Party (conductor, Mr. D. Farr), who, in addition to singing a number of choruses, generously gave a dona- tion towards providing refreshments to the men. Mr. E. Turner. Cardiff, was chairman, and a capital c-lass^ pro- gramme was taken part in by Messrs. D. Hopkins, T. W. Hibbert, Griff. Griffiths, H. HilSy. A. Lathsy, Arnold Da vies, and J. Widdisen (Cardiff). Mr T. Rees accompanied. The cniteitairi- ment was thoroughly appreciated, and the company spent a most enjoj'ablo tll(A co-iiipziiiy ?i, 4iiost eii j oi-a-blo?
IIN QUICKSANDS AT BARRY
IN QUICKSANDS AT BARRY. BELGIAN CHILDREN'S EXCITING ADVENTTm. "Danger! Beware of Quicksands. This is a notice that has not been seen anywhere on the coast at Barry, though it bias been moire fha1] once advised by the Coroner. On Tuesday afternoon last, two littk- Belgian refugee sisters, Maria and. Lucille Loraine, left Ea-st Barry House, the residence of Mr. ami Mrs. H. J. Vincent, where they have taken up their abode witir their parents. The sisters, with another 1 intJe girl, took a walk to Cold Kiiap and proceeded to wend their way across the stretch of sand at the mouth of tihe Harbour, be- tween Cold Knap and Friar's Point, Barry Island, the tide being out ait th,« time. They were just half-way across when Lucille, who had gone some dis- tance ahead of her cowipajiions-, sud- denly began to sink. Maria, the elder of the sisters, bravely ran to the assist- ance of Lucille, but she aJLso sank. When their cries for help brought goine workmen to the s pot. Lucille had oo-nk considerably, whilst Maria had disap- peared up to her neck, her head only;- being in sight. The men were power-- less to render assistance, but- Mr. Edgar Ford, of Barry Island, a pilot, with cnmnwndab]o presence of mind' ob- tained a boat, and. after about a quar- ter ?f an hours hard work drivin?.the boat' along ?he qu:ck?nds, he effect?t the rescue ef the two little girls, whe. were now in a precarious state fromi fright and exhaustion. They weri6 taken to East Barry tihey soon recovered from gie, effects of their- alarming adventure.
dIPROMOTION OF BARRY BT OFFICIAL I
d PROMOTION OF BARRY B.T. OFFICIAL. Mr. W. J. Dimond. third-cl;ass in- spector of Mercantile Marine at Barry, has been promoted by the Ikard of Trade to the rank of district second- class inspector for the port of Barry, Inspector Dimond ha. been gtationed at Barry for more tfhan twen-v. yaars, and is highly popular in ship- ping and town circle#.
THE WAR. This war, tt is a dreadful thing, To all our homes bad neWE; it brings • Our SIOMiers, too, are tilting still, .J" "hIle some are wounded, sick, and ?.. The sailors on the deep blue sea., Who of our country kQoel}) the key, Are on the wa.ter aM the time, No laatter when, in frost or rime. But when the war is finished, And every foe diminished. Then home will come our men so bnare, When parents need not sob or crave. The soldiers in their khaki. And the sailors in their blue; Everyone will worship them. "Old England's" wide-world through. And, oli! the welcome nueeting, And then the hearty greeting. From England's people young and, old, Who've eoma to welcome their heroes bold. MARY JUDITH LEWIS. (Aged 11 years, a Pnpiil at Rom illy-road Seho&l.) t