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Hi J" $v Sequel to 'TIioJBow of OranRo "Ribbon." . . ()
, A LOVE STORY BY AMELIA E. CAf.R
R (Copjrtiht. 1100, br Amelia K. lUtr)
B CHAPTER XIII. (Continued.)
BJ "That Is .so, but I tlilu . hor life
BJ wa3 worth a few wprda. And Thomas
BJ Jclferitoti tn) a she was ten thousand
HJ times welcome to the prelection his
BJ ruiuo -gave In... I tuarh my God I
HJ have nover had such temptation. Over-
BJ righteous wo must not ha, J.ysbet." '
BJ "1 am astonished, nleo. 1 thought
BJ Aionta would cry out uud that only."
BJ "What a man or u woman will do
BJ and sudor, and how thoy will do and
BJ surfer, no one knows till comes simo
BJi gnat occasion. All the human bea.t
Hj Mai A 6 Is tho cnance."
HJi '.As men and women havo in l'aris
Hi to ' live, I wonder me, that thoy tan
H Wih to live at al! Wolcuino to thorn
HJI must )f Tlcath."
Hj 'Sowont aio you, Lysbct. Trouble
HHi--- " tid "Hardship make us lovo lite. A
BB. "" zfcj they c'v u to it. It was net from
HHft tho Jews in oxllo und captivity, but
BIS from tho Jos of Solomon's' gloi)
Hi chmo the only dtcsatlsned, hopelcas
HH ifordB In the Bible.'1
BH "To-monow, Jorls, I will go and
HB scb Arcnta. Sho Is fair, aud alio
HBR 1A.0W3 It; witty, and sho knows It;
HH of good courage, nml oho knows It;
HHj the lasblon. and sho knows It. To
HHj .Amelia Van Zandt she suld, my heart
HHj will ncho furoer for my beloved
HH! AUianase, and Aurclla fays that her
HHj! old lover Willlo Nlcholls Is at her feet
HHV sitting all tho day long yet for all
HHJ these things sho Is a bravo woman
HHJ And 1 will go and seo her."
HH "Willlo Nlcholls Is a good young
HH Jiin.il. atid he Is rich also; but of him I
HHJ taw nothing at all. Cornelia Moruu
1 was there and no llowcr of 1'aradlso Is
Bl -so sweet, so fair!"
Bg "A very proud gtrll I am glad sho
BB xald 'no' to tny Jorls."
Jh "Cjme, my Lyshct, wc will now
f -pray and alccp. There Is so much not
BBjl tO Say."
Hf CHAPTER XIV.
BBW The New Days Come.
Hj One afternoon In the lato autumn
Ht JVnnlo was sitting watching Hydo
B! Tlaylng with his dog, a big mastiff of
HHHJ iiohlo birth and character. Tho crca-
HHH tore eat erect with his head leaning
n against Hydo, and Hyde's arm was
HHHt thrown Around fyls neck as ho talked
HB to him of their adventures on tho
HK Urcnd that day,
! Outsldo thoro was in tho air that
November fooling which chills Ilka
the jmrslng breath of death. Hut in
the liouso Annlo and Hydo and tho dog
ral within tho circle of warmth and
light mado by the blazing gnh. logs,
and In thr.t clrclo theri wns nt least
nn atmoyjoJiore of hwcqI content. Sud
denly George Icokod up and Ills eyoo
oauftlit thoso of Annlo watching him.
j "Wlnt lmvo you been reading, An
BflH nlc'" ho asked, as ho stooped forward
HJHj und took a thin olumo from her lap.
BBj "Wlir!" ho crlod, "'tis Paul and VI r-
BBD .filrJa. Do you read lovo storloe?"
BBj "Yes Tho mystery of a lovo af-
BBBj fair pleases ovcry one, and I think wo
BBBj shall not tiro of lovo Btoiles till wo
BBBJ tiro of tho mystory of spring, or of
BBBJ primroses and daffodils."
BBBJ "Lovo has been cruel to me. It
BBVJ has mado a cloud on my llfo that will
BBBJ Jicln to cover mo In my grave"
jlBI J 'Vou still lovo Cornelia?"
MbH "I cannot euro myself of a passion
BBpjK so hopolPBS. lion ever, as I tco no ol.d
HH to my unhnpplness, I try to submit to
BBpl what I cannot avoid."
BBH "My undo grows anxious for you to
VJ marry. Ho would bo glad to seo tho
BBVJ ncco'slon or Hydo nstnrcd."
BBBJ "Ob, ladcud, t lmvo no mind to tako
BBBJ a wlfo I hcrr every day that somo
BJBfl of my nripialntanco lmvo married; I
HBjj hear of nono that have done worse,"
BHBj' "You bcllovo nothing of wha.t you
BBuB E&y. My uncle was much pleased
bB r WM!WmWm'
HI A !
H Is from Cornelia,"
HHBj -with Sarah Capol. What ill you think
H of tho beauty?"
HHJ "Cornelia has niailq nil' other vsom-
HB "! so lnrtrffe'rf!,t i nt tin' If I ran-
BBVH not marryjliur, no fathi;.- mu ill)o
BhH ot nio n( hu cIkmiii',"
HHJ "CAiiiKit )ou foifci'. cturrcliL,"
HHJ "It Is ImpOksIMy. lit r i iinie
pBBBl move mo bfcnil wordv
BBBJ Then tho) vsoro hIIm i uimI II .
BBttVJ drew hU- dog rioter aud cn n- u;,
BBfJ Mnze ampng sojim iii.-h 1 1 1m an Ik,;
BBVjfl vhlch & tiprvun lm ' jm i in u..t
BBH At his nntanr i. , ai
BHJI nle a letter, yu! ' n -,m: rl
HB reading Hydo fMj i, -u-
j about It, aid en when hr- (on. id
fl Annlo -ngnrd(ne Mm k Hi dm hol-
oiil In her faco, ho failed to under
stand, as ho always had done, the
noblo lovo which had hcon bo long
nml so faithfully his a lovo holdlcg
Itself above ondcarments; solf-repross-fil,
Rolf-Bncrlllclng, kept down In tho
Inmost heart-chamber a dignified pris
oner 1) oh I inl very real bnis. Yet h'o
was conscious that tho letter was of
more than usual Interest, and when
tho servant had olotod the door be-
' V" 1
I s -B
His eyes ran over the sweet words,
hind him, ho asked, "Whom is your
letter from, Annlo? it seems to please
jou vory much."
Sho leaned forward to him, with the
paper In her little trembling hand,
"it Is from Cornelln."
"My God!" ho ojnculnted, and the
words wore frought with such feeling,
ns could liavo found no other vehicle
"She has sent you, dear Oeorge, a
copy of tho letter you ought to liavo
received more than two years ago.
His eyes ran rapidly over tho sweet
words, his face Uamed, his hands
trembled, ho cried out Impetuously.
"But whnt docs It meanlf Am I
qulto In my senses? How has this loi
ter boon delayed? 'Why do get only
a copy?" '
"Hocauso Mr, Van Aniens has tho
"It la all Incredible. What do you
mean, Annlo? Do not keep mo In
such torturing suspense."
"It menus that Mr. Van Arlens nsk,
cd Cornelia to marry him on thg nmo
day that you wroto to h.or about your
marriage. Sho pnsuered both letters
In tho uamo linni', nml misdirected
"God's death! How can I punish so
mean a scoundrel? I will have my
latter from him, If I follow him. round
tho world for It."
"You havo your lottor now. I ask
ed Cornolla to wrlto It again for you;
and you sou plio has done It gladly."
"Angfll or goodnoss! Hut I will
havo my first letter."
"It lies been In that man's keeping
for moro tbnn two J ears. I would not
touch It. Twould Infect a gentleman
and mako of him a rascal Just ns
"Ho shall wrlto mo then nn apology
In hl own blood. I will mako hlra
do It, at tho point of ray sword. Re
member, Annlo, whnt this darllnc
girl Buffered. Kor his treachery sho
nearly dlod, I speak not of my own
wrong It Is as nothing to here."
"However, sho might havo boon
raoro careful." ,
"Annie, sho was In tho happy hour
of love. Your calm soul knows not
what a confusing thing that is sho
mado a mlstako, and that sneaking
villain turned her mlstako Into a
crime. By a God's morcy, It is found
out but how? Annlo! Annlo, how
much I owo you! What can I say?
What can I do?"
"Bo reasonable. Mary Damer really
found U out. Ills guilty consclonco
forced him to tell her tho story,
though to bo suro, ho put tho wrong
on peoplo he did not nnmo. But I
knew so much of the mystery of your
lovo sorrow, ns to put tho stories to
gether, and find thorn flu Then I
wrote to Cornelia."
"How long ago?''
"About two months."
"Why then did you not glvo mo
hopo ero this?"
"I would not glvo you hopo, till hopo
was cortaln. Two )cars Is a long
tlmo in a Clrl'S life. II una n nnIMn
thing for Cornelia to havo forgotten
to havo changed."
"Impossible! Sho could not fo.get.
Sho could not chango. Why did you
not toll mo? I should havo-known hor
heart by mlno own."
. "I wished to be suro," repeated
Annlo. a llttlo moro sadly.
"Forgive me, dear Annlo, But this
rr.r tlrru nm I-.ln an urnpoakahlo
condition. You to- I mi I mint Inave
for Amcilrn nt oiicp."
"No. I ii lot tbt. Gwirne."
Tut If you consider"
'I liau- Ihu it rnnvhlurinK for two
mi nt' l.i.i mi Wlu for yon now.
tor i an- nit diile tn do so wlaoly.
Wif i- .ii line tu f'm in tin t.M ,
ou ( ' mi t li ag yom plennure.
Hhi Ik i , v. K(, to ,0 ,),,,,, ar,
I Mi. ' - I.i'Ihku M!. I,, lie ilune Will
' " - I' ' -lortm far hhi chili',
und " t u' !h in 'nm him that vou
" w I" fi I i i i t Blm ileirnra o be
cared for? Lawyers will not be hur
rlcd tbero will bo consultations, and
ongrosslngs, end slgnlnga, and love
In your case will havo to wait upon
"TIs hard for love, and harder per
Imps for anger to wait. Kor I am In a
passion of wrath nt Van Arlens. I
long to bq near hlra. Oh, what suf
fering bis envy and hatred havo
"And himself also."
"Tho man Is hnteful to mo."
"llo has done n thing thnt makes
him hateful, I hear your father com
ing, I nm suro you will have his
sympathy In nil things."
Sho loft tho room ns tho Karl en
tered It. Ho was In unusually high
spirits. Somo polltlcnl news had de
lighted him, and without noticing bis
aon's excitement ho said:
"Tho Commons have tnken things
In their own hntuls, George. I said
they would. They listen to tho king
and tho Lords very respectfully, and
then obey thcmsolves. Most or the
men In tho lvowcr House aro unfit to
"Well, sir. tho Lords an n rulo send
thorn there you havo sent threo of
them yourself. But tho government
Is rot Interesting. I havo something
else, father, to think about. I lrtivo
vory Important nows from America.
Will you listen to It?"
"Yes. If you will toll It to mo
Btrniglit, nnd not blunder about your
"Sir, I have Just discovered that a
letter sent to mo moro than two yeais
ago has been knowingly and purpose
ly dotalncd from me."
"Did tho letter contain means of
Identifying It as belonging to you?"
"Thon tho mnn Is outsldo your rec
ognition. You might as well go to
tho Rrldcwoll and seek a second
among Us riff-raff scoundrels. Toll
mo shortly whom It concerns."
"Oil, Indeed! Aro wo to havo that
subject opened again?''
His face darkened, nnd George, with
nn Impetuosity that permitted no
Interruption, told the whole story. As
he proceeded tho L'nrl becntuo Inter
ested, thon sympathetic. Ho looked
with moist eyes at tho youth so dear
to him, and saw that his heart was
filled with tho energy and tenderness
of his lovo. He felt tbat his son had
rights all his own. and that ho must
cheerfully and KcnorouBly nllow them.
"George," ho answered, "you havo
won ray approval. What do you wish
"I nm going to America by tho no'xt
"You deslro to seo Miss Moron with
out delay, that Is very natural,"
"Yes, sir. I am Impatient also to
get my letter."
"I think thnt of no Importance"
"What would you havo dono In my
case, and at my age, father?"
"S,pinothlug extremely foolish. I
Rboiild hnvo killed tho man, or JjCen
klllod by hlni, ! hopo that you havo
moro sense. Whnt does Annlo sny?"
"Annlo Is nn nngel. I walk far be
low hor and t hato tho man who has
o wrunged Cornolla. I think, sir,
you must ulbo hate him."
"I bate nobody. God send, that I
may bo treated tho same. Georgo,
you have flashed jour sword only In!
a noblo rjuarrol, will you now stnln
It with tho blood 6f a mnn bolow your
anger or consideration?"
"Whnt do you wish mo to do, sir?"
"I advlio you to wrlto to Miss Mo.
ran at once. Toll her you nro moro
anxious now to redeem your nromlso,
than over you wero before, Say to
her that I already look upon her as u
dear daughtor, and am taking Immedi
ate steps to Bettlo upon you tho
American Manor, and also such Now
York property as will provide ror tho
maintenance of your family in tho
Btato becoming your order nnd your
expectations. Tell her that my law
yors will go to this business to-mors
row, and thnt ns Boon as tho doedB
nro in your hnud. you will como nnd
ask for tho Interview with Doctor
Moron, so long and cruelly delayed,"
(To bo continued.)
B0RES0MENES3 OF A DEQINNER.
Why Robinson Was Deserted by His
nuggles Poor old Robinson I It's
ad, tho saddest thing In tho world,
perhaps, to .seo a man dollberatoly
allonato his friends, estrango his fam
ily, and mako hlmsolf nn outcast and
a horror to everybody, nn do It sim
ply to gratify n whim, too.
Struggles Why. what do you moan?
I saw him not so vory many days ago,
and ho seemod perfectly happy, and ho
told mo ho never was more prosperous
In all his life.
Buggies Yes, that's Just I' Poor
fellow! Ho's one or those knood
men who can't stand pro. , 'y. ap
parently. As booh as they gv. t (ew
dollars well, you know tho resL
Struggles Do you mean ho'a drink
ing too much?
nuggles No. No, Indeod. It's pos
slblo to fool somo sympathy for a man
"ho can't roslat that tomptatlon. But
poor old Tloblnson! It's dlfforont with
Strugglos You enn't mean that ho'a
In tho tolls of a siren? Ho's too do
voted a husband and father for auch
IttiRRlM No. Oh, no. One could
wean him perlmpa In tlmo from such a
rn!salile Infatuallnu, ir It wer pos
Uilt t think of him In such an on
triHtflenuMit, , Ilit (hum neenm to be no
br.-ip In ids cat).
Stimfilot You certainly can't mean
thnt h hn r-
ItiiMlM Yoa; that's exactly what
ftp hut. Ik'iMlit It last week. Good
i a vara, no,f li comoa now! Hurry
nn ami r out or this n he'll bo
l' 'i automobile to us for tbu next
ftvo hour - Nm York Times
I THE LION'S WHELP II
A Story ol Cromwell's Time
BY AMELIA E. BARR.
Author of "Tho Dow of Ortnio Ribbon." "I. Thou and the Other On,"
"Tho Mld of Mald.n Ltnn," Eto.
(Copnllht. JWt, by D&dd. lletd 4 CompMvr. All tlihtt letrrvrd )
Tho Fate of Lord Cluny Neville.
On tides of glory Kngland wns
borno tho next threo years, to n na
tional honor and strength which had
novor beforo been dreamed of. Novcr
In hor wholo history had tho govern
ment been nt onco so thorough nnd so
penetrated with a deilro for honesty
and capacity. Tor tho first tlmo, tho
sense of social duty to tho state took
the plnco of tho old spirit of loynlty
to tho roverolgn. tPor tho first tlmo
and only tlmo In the history of Ku
rope, morality nnd religion wero tho
qualifications Insisted on by n court.
In tho mcnntlitJMSpaln was help
ing Charles with B,no' which wfts
spent in plots to nanasilnnto tho Pro
tector. Tho ofrci tit this was sov
cral potltlons nnd addresses offered
In Parliament bogfclng Cromwell to
assumo tho anclont office of King, If
only for tho settlement of tho nation.
Ho was qulto strong enough to hnvo
taken It, and thcro wns nothing un
manly cither In his deslro for tho
crown or In his refmnl of It, Ono
thing ho knew wolJ, thnt tho title of
King would tnko nil mcinlng out of
tho Puritan revolution, nnd ho could
not so break with his own past, with
his own spiritual life, and with' tho
godly men who had so faithfully fol
lowed and so fully jrustcd him.
Why should ho fret himself about a
moro word? All real power wns In
his hands; tho army nnd tho nnvy, tho
churches and tho universities, tho ro
form and administration of tho law,
and government of Scotland and of
Ireland. Abroad, tho war -with all Its
details, tho alliance with Sweden,
with Franco, with tho Protestant
princes of Gormany, tho Protosrtant
Profoctorato extending as fa? as
Transylvania, tho "planting" ot tho
West Indies, tho Bottlemoat of tho
Amorlcnn Oolonlos, and their defonso
against tholr rivals, Uio French all
these subjects wero. CrorawcU'a dally
'To bo ft Ulnu Is not In my comralo-
havo said moro than this nnd been
within the truth.
But In this rapid accumulation of
wealth, Cymlln hnd developed tho
lovo or wealth. Matilda know that It
Bho would enrry out her Intention of
making over do Wick house and land
to Stephen, It must bo dono beforo
sho married Cymlln. Yet If she sur
rendered It to Stephen under pros
out clrcumstnncos, ovory thing would
go, In tome way or other, to tho
needy, beggarly Stuart Court.
8he was fretfully thinking over this
dilemma In Us relation to a now plot
ngnlrBt Cromwoll'a llfo. when Jnne
Swnffhnm vlaltod her ono morning In
February of 166S. Jane's smiling
serenity np3ravnted hor rostlcss tem
per. "Dooo nothing ou earth ever
glvo you nu uchnppy thoughts Jnno?"
sho naked. "You look at If you dwolt
"I only havo to tell you thcro Is
"I havo nothing to do with It."
"Somo ono you know mny bo In
"Stophen la nt Cologne. ' If 3011 nro
thinking of Stephen, thank you. I
will wrlto nnd tell him to keep good
hope In his henrt, that Jane- Swaffham
"Dear Matilda, do not mnko modk
of my Kindness., Tho ' Protector's
pnttenco is worn out wth thta foollah
animosity. H ta generous nnd mer
ciful to no tMif(pose. 1 mysolf think It
Is high iltiHi &o ceased to warn, and
begin to puutsh."
"Mjr dfr sweet Jano, tho Crora
wells ar In their kingdom now: I
do not pretend to keep (out with
them and I havo trouble of my own;
pray God they bo nt Vx many for
It was evident Matilda was not In
an nmlablo inood, and Jauq having
said tho few wprda that brought hor
to Jerory Hpueo that mqrnlnftloft hor
friend., gho wont away with a trou
bled look, nnd Matilda watched tho
chango and smiled to hcrsolt nt It, v
am quite content to hnvo her jn,a,d.Q ft
"To bo a Kino not In my commission."
slon," ho Bald to Doctor Vorlty. "It
sqttaroa not with my call or my con
science. I will not fndgo with tho
question again; no, not for nu hour."
Thoso threo years wero full of glory
and romanco, and tho poorest family
In Kngland lived through nn oplo of
such national grandeur as fow gen
erations havo witnessed. Yet, amid
It all, tho slmplo domostlo Uvea of
mon and women went calmly on, nnd
birth, mnrrlago, and death mado rich
or barren their homes. Jano Swaffham
had long boon able to think of Cluny
not as lying In a bloody grave, but as
ono of tho Sons of God nmong tho
Hosts of Heaven. And this consola
tion accepted, sho had begun to study
Latin nnd mathematics with Doctor
Vorlty and to glvo her lovo nnd her
scrvlco to all.
Matilda's llfo during thla Intorral
had been crampod and aaddoncd by
tho Inheritance from her previous
years. Ilcally loving Cymlln, sho
could not disentangle tho many
threads binding her to tho old unfor
tunate paaslon, for, having beconio
wealthy, tho Stuarts would not roslgn
tholr claim upon her. Thus aha was
compellcdl often against hor will, to
bo awaro of plots for the assassina
tion of Cromwell plots which shock
c4 hor moral sense, and which gener
ally scorned to her Intolllgonco oxecd
Ingly foolish and uslcss,
Sho loved Cymlln, but sho feared to
marrry him. Sho feared tho repro- 'li
es or Rupert, who, thpugh ho mado no
effort to consummato tholr long en
gagement tvn furious!) Indignant If
she spoko of ending It. Thon, also,
sho had fonrs connected with Cymlln,
Whop vory young ho had begun to
save monoy In order to mako hlmsajf
a possible suitor for Matilda' hand.
Jn the Irish campaign ho had been
oxcecdlngly lortunato; ho nod bought
and auld ostntos. and exchanged pris
on. for speolo, and In other wnys bo
manipulated his chuncoi that In every
cane they had loft behind t. golden
residuum. Jano had told Matilda two
years previously that Cymlln was
richer than his father, and tho might
llttlo unhappy," sho thought. "On my
honor! Jnno looks younger nnd pret
tier than when Neville was allvo and
worrying hor. .Lovers dlo nnd hus
bands die. and 'tis a common cnlnm
Ity. and bolter pooplo than Jauo havo
endured It. I will go now to my
aunt a parlor." Sho founu thoro nn ac
quaintance whom had had known In
Paris, tho Countcia Gcrvuls.
"I havo but now sent a messongor
for-you, Mntllda," suld Lady Jovory;
"tho Countess desired greatly to seo
you." Thon tho conversation became
rcmlnbjccnt, and tho new plot wns not
nnmod, and Matilda began to be
bored. Suddonly, however, her Inter
est was raised to tho highest pilch,
for tho Countess, touchlnj a brarelot
whlph Lady Jo very woro, said: ,
"I must toll you a atrnngo thing. I
was lately nt a dlnnor whero tho niece
of his Kmlncnce. Cardinal Mazarln,
sat at ay sldo. And sho woro a nock
laco and brooch and. ono bracolpt pre
cisely like tho bracelet you aro now
wearing I cannot help noticing tho
cJrcumstanco, becuuso tho Jewelry Is
bo oxeedlngly singular and boautlful
"Yes," replied Lady Jovory. "And
what you say Is also very curious, for
I onco possessed a necklaco, brooch
and two bracelets lllco tho ono I am
now wearing. All tho pieces were
lost excepting this brncolot."
"But how? lot mo Inquire; whero
wero thoy lost?"
"Somowhero near Paris. I had In
trusted them to a frlond who has
novor alnco .en heard of."
"But the b.aceltit you nro wrcrlne?
this Is ho singular you will please
"This bracolet." mild Lndy Jevory.
"was moro fortminto. Somo of tho
goma wow !oo and I hent It o my
Jeweler for repair. Just before wo loft
for, Paris, Ho was to forward It to
ma If ho found a wufo messenger;
luckily ho kopt It until I returned to
"But thla la most strange most
"Moat strange and niont suspicious,"
aid Matlldi indlanaiitly i should
a; .' ' . ,
say It waa evidence that Lord Norlllo. ' BBB
was murdered, ami .Uiot.bls Eminence" JBB
bought Jowclry for Hortcnso Ma'nclnl BBB
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Jo'vcry, I would' Insrst dn knowing1 BBB
frnm-whom. ' ' BBB
"Oh, you do mako ono great rnla- BBB
tnko, 1 do assure you! Madomblaello jH
Mane 1 11 1 Is Impeccable. You must H
rest content thnt tho Jowols camo Into H
her possession In tho most corroct BBB
Barely listening to these words, BBB
Mntllda curtsied and abruptly left tho BBB
room. All now seemed plain to her BBB
Intelligence. Rupert had lied to her. H
Ho ha I Blaln nnd robbed Novlllo, and BBh
tho Jewels had been sold to Mazarln. BBb
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handsome young lord camo over hor. H
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for anything'" sho nlmost sobbed. BBb
"Mon who can do such things are not BBJ
tit to bu loved by women. Thny nro BBl
brutoa. I will wrlto to Rupert 'at BB
onco. I must know tho truth of this. BB
matter If attch a crlmo has been BJ
committed, thoro Is no king or prlnco BB
or priest on earth to nbsolvo It, and BBl
I nlinll wash my hands forever of tbo BH
Sho did not wnlt for nny second or BJ
moro prudent thoughts. Sho wrote BBJ
Rupert thnt hour a letter, ovory word' H
of which was fiatno and tear. Wlion jBJ
It was finished, sho sent n man with BJ
It on the Instnut to catch tho Dover BB
mall packet, and nil this was nccom- , BBJ
pllshed beforo she had any opportun- ' M
Ity to tnlk over tho affair with her M
uncle. When sho did so, ho regretted BJ
hur preclpttnncy, aud refused to moro BB
In tho matter nt all. "It would bo tbo BBJ
holght or Imprudence" ho sold. "Tho BB
young man Is dead and gono, nnd wo BJ
cannot bring him back, though ling- BB
laud went to war with Franco on BBl
that quatrcl. The Protector Ij 111, HB
worn out with sorrow and nnxloty, M
and If ono of his old attacks should M
roIio blm at this time, It would havo M
tho mastery. And when Cromwell M
dies, thcro Is no question of what will M
happen. Tho nation will glvo Charles M
tho Second a trial. Then Matilda. HB
when. Charles comes back, Prlnco 'Rn- M
port cornea with him. Wo mny need H
tho friendship of Prlnco Rupert to H
savo ourselves. No ono can tell bow H
this reputedly good-natured Cbarloa H
will act, when his hand aro able to H
servo Ms win, I will not thon inako
all oneuiy of bo powerful n man M H
I'riuy' Import la like to bo." ' BJ
It was raroly Sir Thomas spoko BH
with Buck decision, and Matilda was
much lmprcssod by his words, Thoy BBJ
mado her hoeltato still moro about hor
marrlago with Cymlln. BB
During tho first hours, of her dls- BB
covcry, Matilda had wondered it sho. BB
ought to toll Jane whnt proof of H
Cluny's death hnd como to hctn; for BB
IB hor heart sho ' "'
dlUuy returning to J'urla H
IdwnK. n"' "" l0 so" tho BB
0 "- jnno d,1 not visit hor ' BB
for aomo tlmo, nnd sho waa dally ox- BJ
poctlng an answer from Prlnco Ru- BB
pert. This lettor might bo of great f ,H
Imporlanco, ono way or nnothor, nnd BB
sho ruaolvcd to wait for It. It camo BB
moro rapidly than alio had anticipated, bH
nnd Its contonts temporarily fanned to jH
a foeblo flamo her dying Illusions con- flB
corning her first lovor. In tills loiter Bfl
Jtupert "011 his honor" reiterated his H
first BtatomcnL Ho declared that he BH
loft Novlllo In health and safety, hav fl
Ing nt tho last moment urgod upon H
him his own swift Barb, which offer
Novlllo refused. Ho said ho should Bfl
took mailomolsello's presenco until ho H
saw her went Ing tho Jowols, and then H
makoquoatlnn concerning thom;and It H
not Bntlatled, co at onco to her Undo
Mazarln. Ha was suro It was now H
only a fow wooks ero tho truth would ,
bo discovered, Thoso promises wcr.o
blended with his usual protestations' H
of undying devotion, and Mntllda was BA
pleated, though sho was not satisfied. H
Far tn Rupert's lottor thcro was a B
postscript, and In that postscript ono
word which sent tho blood to hor H
heart, cold with torror HB
"P. S. It may bo tho llastl'o. md M
not tho gravo, which holds the Xvillo H
(To bo continued.) BB
JOKC WAS ON DEPEW.
Venerrble Senator Mlotook Crltlclam
for Eulogy. BJ
At a dinner given not long ago to a HJ
crowd of congenial railroad men H
Senator Chauncoy M. Dopow was, as HJ
usual, the Btar speaker, In tho courso
of his random romnrka hq told a story H
wherein a cortaln manufacturer, loft
practically nlono In bis works through HI
a lockout, was represented as point,- H
Ing to tho big ofllco clock over his HJ
desk nnd saying to his frlond; HJ
"Thore aro tho only two bands la HJ
my oftlco that novor strike." HJ
"Wheroupon," aald tho Senator, "tho H
clock struck 2." ,. , HJ
After tho dinner ono of Senator Do-
pow's friends camo up and oongratu-
latod him: Hsi
"Your Bpocch was groat," ho, Bald. IH
"That story about tho clock Is a daisy." HJ
Tho Senator beamed. "I thlnk'lt Is HJ
pretty good," ho said modestly. HJ
About fivo minutes lator another HJ
friend camo up who was uot so oulogls- HV
"Chnunroy" ho said, "I think that
story al: clock better ovory time H
I hear i tblnk to-night was tho HI
fiftloth l HJ
"Why " Idcnt Ncwrll rays !iai H
story Is a dabiy," oxpoatulitoil Mr, lie- jJ
,Tho other lsuhil ."You ought t " H
study botany, Cbiimicoy, nnd you JH
would Irani thiu a dnlay la a hardy KU
annual." , , B
And thereupon tho Senator sub- M
sided. Now York Times. ,,' J
Sarah Uernbanlt no longer carries BJ
n roflln with hor on bar provincial k M
tours. Nor has sho a travpligg ,' HJ
monngorlo of tnmo tigers and pet HJ
nlllKutors. Her onlv pets nov are a H
Jog and six ch-inm'. ons. HJ