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IpTHE LION'S WHELP
A Story of Cromwell's Tlmo
BY AMELIA E. BARR.
Author of "The Dow of Oranfe- Ribbon." "I. Thou and Iho Other On."
"The Maid of Maiden Lane." Etc.
(Copyright, 1901, by DodJ, Mead & Company. All tights reserved )
CHAPTER XI (Continued.)
"And talking of going across fcas,"
aho continued, "reminds me of Cluny;
neither of you seem to caro about him,
yd our Jane Is fretting herself sick,
and you might both of you see It."
; "Toll Jane to bo patient," said Dr.
Verity. "If Cluny Is not back by the
Now Year, I will go myself and bring
him back. Cut remember all Is to ar
range and rearrange, ordor and reor
der, men to put out of ofllce, and men
to put Into ofllce. The work beforo
the Protector Is stupendous."
J This opinion proved to bo correct.
" Day after, day passed, and no word
jt concerning Cluny was possible.
Ono crisp, sunny mottling in Janu-
E ary Jane suddenly resolved to make
f. some Inquiries herself.
f, "Have you heard anything about
Lord Neville, Sir Thomas?" she asked.
, "1 nm very, very unhappy at his long
"So am I," answered Sir Thomas.
"I sent a trusty man to The Hague,
.ami It seems Lord Neville collected
the- money duo there, six weeks ago.
He refused a note on the Leather
jNlerchants' Guild of this city, and In
sisted on being paid In gold, and was
so paid. Now, Jane, a thousand sov
ereigns are not easily carried and
"Well, sir? Please go on."
"A ship left that night for tho Amer
icasfor the Virginia Colony."
"Dut Lord Neville did not go to
America. Oh, no, sir! That 'is an
"Why did ho Insist on the gold?
This is tho thing that troubles me."
"Who says ho insisted on gold?"
"Tho widow of tho man who paid
"She may have been mistaken. She
may herself bo dishonest. Tho money
may never have been paid at all. I
do not believe It has beec paid. Did
your trusty man seo Lord Nefii6'3
"I have not thought of that, Jane.
I will send again to Tho Hague."
"Yes, sir, and lot your messenger
ask to seo Lord Neville's quittance."
ered this little plan lo bo ti very wise
ono, and so It proved. Her fear left
her nit soon as the door closed, and
she was nlono with her old frloud.
"Jnne," ho said kindly, "Jane, what
is the trouble?"
"It is I.otd Novllle, sir. Nothing
has been heard of him,"
"When did you hear last from him?"
Jnne offered Cromwell Cluny's last
letter, nnd nskod hltn to rend It. He
read It aloud, letting his voice become
sweet and tender as he did so.
"My dearest and most honored mis
tress, I nm just on the moment of
leaving Paris; my liotsc 1b at the door,
but by n messenger thnt will come
mote dltectly than myself I send you
a last word from tills place. My
thoughts outicach all written words.
I nm with you, my own dear one, In
all my best moments, mid my un
changeable love snlutes you. Ora
clously remember me In your love
"A good letter, Jnne. I do think the
man that wrote It Is beyond gullo, be
yond dishonor of any kind. I will not
hear a doubt of him. Ho touched a
boll, and when It was answered said.
"Mr. Tnsburg to my presence with
out delay." Mr. Tusbuig came with
out delny, nnd Cromwell turned to
him In some passion.
"Mark Tasburg." he said scornfully,
"I have not once heard from you In
the matter of Lord Nevlllo's delay.
Tho commission for ynur search is
mote than n mouth old; It is, sir, and I
like not such dolnys."
"My Lord Protector, 1 reported to
Mr. Thurloo and Mr. Milton that my
search had been of no avnll."
"What date does ImiiI Neville's last
"It was written at Paris on the J lth
day of November."
"Tho same date as your last letter,
Mistress Swaffham. Four months ago.
This is serious." Tho turning to Tas
burg he said, "Find Col. Ayrton and
send him here, to mo, without de
lay." During tho Interval botween Tas-
A good letter, Jane."
"I will send a man to Thfl Hnguc
to-day. Why do you not aeo tho Pro
tector? Ho was fond of tho young
man. Ho believed in him."
Sho only answered, "Yes, sir," nud
then adding, "Good-morning, sir," she
turned to go. Hor whole nppearntico
was so wretched Sir Thomas could
not rid himself of hor unhappy atmos
phere. His walk was spoiled; he went
into his private room and smoked a
pipe of Vliglnla, but all his thoughts
sot themselves to ono text: "Thoro
aro many Borrowful things in llfo, but
tho hardest of nil Is loving
hold Thou My Hands.
This day was followed by a week of
-wretched wenthor. Jano could do
nothing but wait. Sho fully rosolvod
when sho visited Cromwell to show
him the henrt of a fearless woman
brave, because sho doubted neither
God nor man.
It waB, however, tho month of
March beforo this visit could bo ruade.
i Ono oxQulslto morning in MarcS sho
r heard Gen. Swnffham say that tho
Cromwoll ladles wore going to Hamp
ton Court. Tho Protector would then
be alono In Whitehall, and sho might
ee3 him without having to shnro her
confidences with the family. She pre.
parod a noto asking for an Interview,
I and then called on Mr. Milton and
induced him to go with her to the pal
ance and dollvor It Into Cromwell's
hand. In her simplicity etc conirld-
burg's doparturo and Ayrton's arrival,
Cromwell was occupied In writing a
letter, and whon It was finished, Col.
"Colonel." ho said, "I think you
know Lord Cluny Neville? Ho has
disappeared, I do fear, in somo unfor
tunnto way. On tho 11th of last No
vember ho loft Paris, after dispatch
ing tho business ho wns sent on with
Cardinal Mazarln. No ono has heard
of him since. 1 have written to his
Kmlnonee, the Cardlna', horo Is the
lettor, nnd if his reply bo not to tho
point, go next to tho lodging of Lord
Novllle, nnd from there follow his
slops us closely as It may bo in your
power. Tho treasuror will honor this
order for your oxponses. Farewell,
and God go with you."
Ho wnited until the door closod, and
then he said: "I owo you this and
more, Japo; and I llko tho youth a
dear, religious youth, of a manly spirit
nnd n truo heart."
"It Is four months, sir. 'TIs boyond
my hopo, and 1 fear Cluny Is now bo
yond human help."
"Well, then, Jano, wo will trust to
tho miraculous. Wo do not do thnt
enough, nnd bo when our poor help Is
not sufficient, wo tremble. Whcro Is
the hopo and trust you sent to mo
whon I lay between llfo nnd death In
Scotland? Oh, what poor creatures
wo aro, when wo trust In ourselves!
Nothing then but tears and fears and
tho gravo to end all."
Comforted by his words, Jano for
got her grief, and as she wont hom'-
ward sho kept repeating to herself !
Cromwell's parting advice, "Don't
doubt, Jane. God nor man nor nature
can do nnythlng for doubters. Thoy
cannot." Sho understood what was
Included In this advice, and sho tried
to realize It. The moment Mrs. Swaff
ham saw her daughter, she took no
tice of the chnngo In hor couutonnnco
and speech and manner, nnd sho said
to herself, "Jnne has been with Oliver
Cromwell. No one else could hnvo so
Influonced her." And vory soon Jano
told her all that bad been dono and
said, and both women tried to assuid
themselves thnt a few more woeka tit
patience would end the suspense.
At length April enmc, and tho bare
brown garden was glorious with tta
gold and purple of the crocus ilowors
and the moonlight beauty of tho llllos.
Uinta wore building In the hedges, and
tho sun shono brightly ovorhcad. Tho
spirit of spring was evorywhoro; men
and boys went whistling along tho
streets, the watermen woro singing in
their barges, and a feeling of busy
content and security pervaded London,
Suddenly this atmosphere of cheer
ful labor and abounding hope waa
filled with terror and with a cry of
murder, of possible war. A gigantic
plot for the assassination of tho Pro
tector wns discovered that is, It was
discoveted to the people; Cromwoll
himself hud been awaro of Its first
Inception, and had watched It grow
to Its shamelul maturity. Hut to tho
city of London tho arrest of forty
cohsplrators In their midst was a
shock thnt suspended for a tlmo all
Israel Swaffham wns tho first per
son called Into the Protector's pres
ence. He found him In great sorrow,
soi row mingled with a just indigna
tion. With his clenched hand he
pointed out to Israel tho personalities
of the conspirators. At one name ho
paused, and witli his linger upon it,
looked Into Israel's face.
"It Is a burning shamo," Israel said,
angrily. "You havo pardoned and I
warned and protected him for years." I
"I must oven now do what I can; I
must, Israel, for his father's sake. A
warrant will bo Issued to-night, nnd I
cannot stay that, and personally I can
not warn him of It. What am I to
"My dear lord, do nothing. I can do
all you wish. There needs no moro
words between us. In two hours Abol
Dowey you know Abel will bo on
tho road. Give him a good horse and
ha will so manngo himself and the
benst as to reach IiIb journey's end In
Israel then went quickly home. He
called Jane and explained to hor In a
few words what she was to do, nnd by
tho time her letter to Matilda was
ready, Abol Dewoy was at tho door
waiting for it. Its beginning and end
ing wns in the ordinary strain of girls'
letters, but in tho center there woro
somo ominous words, rendered ro
markablo by the largo script used, and
by tho lino beneath them "I must toll
you there hns been a great plot
against the Protector discovered.
Chnrlos Stuart and Prince Itupert aro
tho head and front of tho snmo, but
thoro Is a roiKirt that Stephen do
Wick Is not behindhand nnd my father
did hear thnt a warrant was out for
Stephen, nnd hoped ho would reach
French soil, ere It reached him." Sho
hasted to sign her name and closo tho
letter. Abol Dewoy wns ready for It,
and as sho watched him ride away hor
thoughts turned to do Wick, nnd sho
wondorod In hat,mood Mntllda might
bo, and how sho would recolvo tho
Information sent her. Would it bo a
"Not It," answered Mis. Swaffham.
"Matilda knows nil about tho plot;
that Is most certnln; but Its discovery
may bo nows to her, nnd It so, she
will not thank you for it, Jnne. Why
will she burn herself with lire not on
"Prlnco Ituport is hor lover. Sho
will do anything ho desires her to
"If ho truly loves hor ho would not
permit her to bo put in dnngor."
Thon Mrs. Swaffham wont out of
tho room, nnd soon uftorwards Dr.
Verity came In, asking chcorlly ns ho
ontorod, ''How Is It with you today,
"I llvo as best I can, doctor. I watch
from tho morning to tho midnight for
n footstep that does not como."
"Thoro Is a doslro thnt fulfils Itself
by Its own onorgy, but this desiro is
born of unfailing Hopo, nnd of that
unfaltering Faith that can move moun
tains. Havo you got It, Jano?"
"I nm so weak, Doctor John. Pray
"Pray for yoursolf. Why should any
ono pray for you? Pray for yoursolf,
thouch It ho only to sny, with tho old
Acadlans, 'Hold Thou my hands!' Go
to God, Jnne; you nro only a llttlo
babe in His Bight; a llttlo babe crying
In tho vast void nud darkness, and
trying to cntch hold of Bomothlng to
which you may cling. Say to tho
Fathor of your spirit, 'Hold my
And she roso nnd kissed him for
his sweot counsel, nnd that night, and
many a night afterwords, aho foil
asleep whispering, "Hold Thou my
(To Ijb contlnuod.)
TROUBLE BETWEEN RIVAL FAC
TION3 IN SAN FRANCISCO.
Pistol Duel In the Streets as Result of
Encounter In Which Chink and Po
liceman Are Wounded.
The first guns In another Tcni? wnr
wore ilrcd Krli'av night Iti San Fran
cisco Clilnntnwn. Three highbinders of
tho Ynn Wo'w Tong blamed away nt a
lono member of the Hop Sing Tong.
Ho returned the fire. When the smoko
of battle had cleared nwny nnd tho
Iobscs were numbered. It wns found
that ono highbinder. How You, hnd
been shot In (he leg. nnd that Thomas
Spellmnn, n white wntchmon, had ro
eelved a similar wound. Tho shooting
wns the direct result of long smolder
ing trouble botween the Yop Sings nnd
tho Yang Wows, two of the most pow
erful of the highbinder organizations
FAVOR THE SCHEME.
Government Officials Approve Plans
For Irrigation of Utah's Lands.
Messrs. Doremus nnd Richards of
tho Utah arid land commission held nn
Informal conference with Chief TCngl-
neer Newell of the reclamation service
Friday nnd discussed tho plan of tho
proposed Irrigation enterprlso for
TJtnh, which hnd been agreed upon by
tho commission and tho Utah congres
Mr. Newell expressed his approval of
tho plans In a general way, and will
look into tho matter more closely nt
an early dato.
Senate Calls For Papers In Panama
The senate on Frldny ndoptcd tho
resolution Introduced by Mr. Culberson
for the Democratic caucus which calls
on the president to state whether tho
senate has been supplied all tho facts
bearing on tho controversy of Fnnamn.
Tho voto on the resolution wns unani
mous, but thero was a roll call on tho
amendmont suggested by Mr, Cullom,
for tho Ilepublicnn sldo of tho cham-
uer, caning for tho information only In
case the president should consider It
not Incompatible with tho public Inter
est to supply It. This amendment wnH
adopted by 30 to 20, all the Republican
senntors present voting for the amend
ment nnd all tho Democrats oxcopt Mr.
McKnory (who voted with tho Repub
licans) casting their votes ngainst It.
Thoro were during tho dnbnto frequent
assurances tllnt notwithstanding tho
modification all the papers bearing on
tho question would bo sent to tho sen-ntc.
Philippines for the Filipinos.
"The Philippines for the Filipinos,"
will bo the keynote of tho policy of
Secrctnry Taft toward the far oastern
nrchipelago. In almost tho Inst speech
ho made beforo leaving tho Philippines
for homo ho reiterated tho kenynoto
which ho first sounded when ho was
Inaugurated governor of tho Philip
pines This speech has bcon published
by tho Insular government In an of
ficial form, nnd hns just renchod tho
war department In It Govornor Taft
declared that this doctrino doos not
exclude tho cncouritgomcnt of Amcrl
enn enterprise or tho lnvostmont of
American capital In tho Philippines,
for tho renson that nothing, not oven
education or n free form of govern
mont. "can mnko for tho olovntlon nnd
civilization of tho Filipino pcoplo moro
thnn tho lnvostmont vt American cap
Hal In tho matorlal dovolopmont of
Wanted to Join Sweetheart.
Dressed in n suit of hor brothor's
clothes nnd with hor long brown hnlr
cut short and crammed Into n man's
wig, May Tlondell, 22 years old, of
Torro Hauto, Inill. has applied to tho
rocrultlng sergeant at Fort Shorldnn
to bo mustered Into company I, which
is ordered to Join tjio Twontloth rogl
mont In tho Philippines ns soon ns It Is
in full strongth. The girl broko down
whon Informed that sho must undergo
a regular physical examination nnd
confessed hor box. Hoartbrokon at the
thought of separation from hor sweet
heart, Carl Pflaum, who Is a prlvato In
tho company, she said that sho tried to
enlist ns a mail In ordor to accompany
him and ehnro his danger.
Death Lurked In Salad.
Sovon girls belonging to a cooking
school nt Darmstadt, Germany, nro
dead and six othora are dying from
poisoning which resulted from partak
ing of a dish of ennned beans and
meat, and n medical Inquiry Into the
occurrence la being mndo. Up to tho
prosont tlmo tho4 Investigation haw
failed to doflno tho oxnet naturo of tho
poison which brought about such fatal
results, although It is now thought that
nllantoxlcttm or sausago polnon was
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lea; now tho Amazon region produces jBH
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could not raise u fuss on It,' and in
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grandest ntnnd of gtusu In the county.
Halzer's Grass Mixtures nprout quick-
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