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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY; JULY 27, 1895.
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CJPVKIOHT 189 8V CASSEILPUBUSHIMC' CO.. All RiCrtTS HESCRVW
"Holly, toity!" the duchess cried mriin
looking friim one to nnolhcr of us when
A linn hnd 0 isnnpoan d. "What has come
i4 tne utile fool? Jins Bho Rone ernzy?"
I shook my h-ind, too completely nt sea
even to hazard a conjecture. Muster Ber
tio tliook hu bend also, keeping hjg cyos
iyi lii-j w.tji, ns 11 110 could not be-
iiovo iinno bad really gono.
"I said nothing to frighten her," my
"Nothing nt all," I answered. For how
tiiould the announcement that my real
namcv.au Cluddu terrify Mistress Anno
liramlon nearly out of her senses?
' Well, no," Master Uertlo agreed, his
thoughtful face moro thoughtful than
usual, go far ns I heard, you said noth
iiiK. liut I think, my dour, that you bad
Ix-tter follow her and learn what It Is. Sho
must lie ill."
The duchess gat down. "I will ro by
and liy," she said coolly, at which I was
not much surprised, for I havo always re
marked that women hnvo less sympathy
with other women's ailments, especially
01 the nerves, than Iiavu men.
"tor ihu liniment 1 want to scold this
lirave, stlly hoy here!" sho continued.
lorikiiif! so kindly at inn that I Mushed
attain ami forgot all aliout Mistress Anno.
"To think of him leaving Ids home to bo
come a wandering squire of dames merely
iH-caiisu his father was a well, not qulta
wniit no wouiu have liked lilm to bel
remember something aliout him," sho
continued, pursing up her lips and nod-
illiiK lier head nt us. "I fancied him dead
However, years ago. nut there! ir every
one whoso father were not quite to his 11k
iiiK left homo and went nstraying, Master
Francis, all sensible folk would turn Inn
keepers ami make their fortunes."
'It was not only that which drovo mo
from home," I explained. 'Tho bishop ol
w inciicstcr (rave mo clearly to under
"that Coton was not tho place for
you!" exclaimed my lady scornfully. "Ho
Is a sort of connection uf yours, Is ho not?
(-li, I know. And ho thinks he has a kind
of reversionary Interest in tho property!
With you and your father nut of tho way,
nnd only your girl cousin left, his interest
is much mora likely to conic to baud. Do
1 recalled what Martin Luther bad said
nlMiut tho cuckoo, liut I hnvo slnco
thought that probably they both wronged
Stephen (lanliner in this. Jle was not a
man of petty mind, nnd his estate was
equal to his high plncu. I think It mora
likely tlmt Ids motive In removing mo
from Cotcn was chlelly tho desire to usi)
my services abroad, in conjunction per
haps with soinu remoter and darker plan
for cvcntiiilly devoting tho CluiMn prop
erty to tho church. .Suction net of piety
would havn been possible had :Sir Anthony
died leaving his daughter unmarried and
would certainly have earned fur tho chan
cellor Qienu Mary's lasting favor. I
think it tho more likely to have been in
his mind l;icnuso his inability to persuudo
tho gentry to sucli nets of restitution
Kin;? Harry had much enriched us was
always a s-re point with tho queen and
moro than onco exposed him to her resent
ment. "Tho strangest tiling of nil," tho duch
ess continued, with alacrity, "seems to
mo to bo this that If bo had not meddled
with you ho would not havo had bis plans
In regard to us thwarted. If he had not
driven you from home, you would never
havo helped mo to escape from London
nor been with us to foil his agents."
'A higher powcrthao thnchnnccllorar
rniigcd that!" euid Master licrtlu emphat
ically. "Well, at nny rate, I am clad that you
aro you!" tho duchess answered, rUIng
gajly. "A Cluddof Why, tino feels nl
home again, and yet," she continued, her
lips trembling suddenly and her eyes till
ing with tears as sho looked at me, "there
was never liouso raised yet ou nobler deed
"tio, go, ro!" cried her husband, seeing
my embarrassment, ' tio and look to that
"I will! Vet stop!" cried my lady,
pausing when she was half way across tlio
Hour nnd returning, ' I was forgetting
that I havo another letter to open. It Is
very odd that this letter was never opened
licforo," vho continued, producing that
which had lain in my haversack. "It has
had several narrow escapes, liut this timo
I vow I will eco insido it. You give mo
"Oil, yea," I said, smiling. "I wash
toy hand of it. Whoever tlio Mistress
Clan tiro to whom it Is addressed may lie,
K is enough tliat her namo Is Clarence!
Wo have suffered too much at Ills hands."
' I open it, then," my lady cried dra
matically. I nodded. Sho took her lius
hatul's dagger ami cut the green silk which
bound the packet and opened and road.
Only a hw words. Then sho stopped,
and Linking off the paper rhlvcrcd. "I do
not titii!crtund this," sho murmured.
"What docs ir. iiienaV
"No go.nl. Ml In. worn!" MasUr Uer
tlo repliiil. u.i zinc nt her eagerly. "Head
it aloud. Katherine."
" :To Mistress A 1! .. I nm ndrcr-
tiscd by my trusty agent. Master Clarence,
that ho hath benefited much by your aid
in tho mattir in which I havo employed
him. Such service go, th always for much,
and never for naught, with mo In which
lielh-f co.iflnu yourself. IVr the present,
working with him as heretofore, be secret,
and on no account It t your truo senti
ments inmo to light. So'you will bo .tho
moro valuablo to mc, eveu ns it is moro
vi.-j to unfasten a larrcd door from within
than from without.' "
Here tho duchess broke off abruptly and
turned on us a f.iee full of wonder. " What
does it mean?" sho asked.
"Is that all?" her husband said.
"Not quite," sho answered, returning
to it and reading:
" 'Those whom you havo hitherto served
havo too I0113 niauo n morkery of sacred
tilings, lint their cup is full, ami tho busi
ness of se.ing that they driuk it llethwith
me, who am not wont to ho slothful in
thesn matters. lJo faithful and secret,
tiood speed and faro you well.
" 'STE. WlNTOM.' "
"One thing U qulto clour," wild Master
Bertlo slowly. "That you audi aro the
persons wboio cub Is full. You remember
how you once Pressed up a dog in a rochet
and dandled It before Jardiner? And it
Is our matter in which Clarence is cm
ployed. Then who Is it who has been co
operating with him, nnd whose aid Is of
so much valuo to him!"'
" 'fcven as it is easier, " I muttered
thoughtfully, " 'to unfasten a barred door
from within than from without.' " What
was it of which that strange sentence re
minded me? Ha! I had it- Of tho night
on wnicn wo had lied from Master Lind
Strom's liouso, when Mistress Anno had
been seized with thut odd lit of perverse
ncss and hnd almost opened the door look
ing upon tho river In spite of all I could
say cr do. It was of thut the sentence re
minded mc. "To whom is it addressed:-"
I asked abruptly.
"To Mistress Clurence," my lady an
swered. 'Xo Inside, I mean."
"Oh! to Mistress A 13 . But
that gives us no clew," sho added. "It Is
a disguiso. You see, they are the two first
letters of the alphabet."
So they were, and tho initial letters of
Anno llrandon! I wondered that tho
duchess did not sen it; that sho did not at
onco turn her suspicions toward tho right
quarter. Hut sho was, for a woman, sin
gularly tiuthful and confiding, and she
I looked ut Master Bertie. Ho seemed
puzzled, discerning, I fancy, how strange
ly tho allusions pointed to Mistress Anno,
but not daring at once to draw tho Infer
ence. Sho was his wife's kinswoman by
marriage, albeit a distant one, and much
indebted to her. Sho had been almost as
his own sister. She was young and fair,
and to as.-ociate treachery and ingratitude
such as this with hit seemed almost tea
Then why was I so clear sighted as to
read tlio rlddlef Why was I tlio first to
seo the truth!1 liecauso I had felt for days
a vague nnd ill defined distrust of tho girl.
I had seen more of her (Hid fits nnd ca
prices than had tho others. Looking back
now, 1 could lind a confirmation of my
Idea in a dozen things which had liefallon
us. I rcmriiered how ill and' stricken
sho hnd looked on tho day when I had
first brought out tho letter, nnd how
strangely sho had talked to 1110 about It.
I remembered Clarence's interview with
not Dymphiio, ns I had then thought
but, ns I now guessed, Anne, wearing her
cloak. I recalled tho manner in which shu
had used mo to persuade. Master liertio to
take the Wesel instead of tlio Snnton nuul.
No doubt sho had told Clarenco tj follow
in that direction, if by any chance wo es
caped Mm on tho Island. And her despair
when she heard in tho church porch that
I had killed Clarenco ut tho ford! And
her utter nb.iiidonmontto fear poor guil
ty thing! when she thought that all her
devices had only led her with us to a
dreadful death! These things, in tho light
In which I now viewed them, wero cogent
evidences against her.
"It must have been written tosomo one
about us!" said tho duchess at length.
"To some one iu our confidence. 'On our
side of tho door,' as bo calls it."
"Yes; that is certain," I said.
"And on tho wrapper ho stylos her Mis
tress Clarence. Now, who"
"Who could it havo been? That Is the
question wo havo to answer," Master Ber
tie replied dryly. Hearing his voice, I
knew he had come at last to tho same con
clusion to which I had jumped. "I think
you may dismiss the servants from tho in
quiry," ho continued. "Tho bishop ol
Winchester would scarcely writo to them
iu that stylo."
"Dismiss tho servants? Then who is
left" sho protested.
"I think" II J lost courage, hesitated
and broku off. sho looked at him woii-
Uerlngly. Ho turned to mo, and gaining
confirmation from my nod began again.
"I think I fchould ask A li ," ha
"A B 1" sho cried, 6tiH not see
ing one whit,
"Yes; Anno Brandon," he answered
Sho repeated his words softly and stood
a moment gazing at him. In that mo
ment sho saw it nil. She sat down sudden
ly on tho chair ImmUIu her and shuddered
violently, us if sho had laid her hand un
wittingly upon a snake. "Oh, Richard,"
sho whispered, "It is too horrible!"
"I fear it is too true," ho answered
I shrank from looking at them, from
meeting Mr eyes or his. I felt as if this
shame- hnd como upon us all. Thothouaht
that tho culprit might walk into tho room
at any moment filled mo with terror. I
turned nway and looked through tho win
dow, leaving the husband and wife to
gether. 'Is it only tho namo you are thlnhlnc
olf" sho muttered.
"No," ho answered. "Beforo I left Eng
land to go t- Calais I saw something pass
between them between her and Clarenco
which surprised me. Only in the con
fusion of thoso last days it slipped from
my memory fur tho time.
"J etc," she said quh'tly. "Tho villain!"
Looking back 011 the events of tho last
week, I found many things mado plain by
tho lurid light now cast upon thorn. I un-
"Xot 4f," the a n icerr J.
dcrstand how Master Lindatrom'a rase
had como to be broken when we were dis
cussing tho letter, which, in my bands,
must havo been a Dcmctnal terror to tho
girl. I discerned that she had purposely
sown dissension between myself and Van
Tree and recalled how sho had striven to
persuade ns not to leave he Island; then
how sho had induced ns to take that un
lucky road, finally how ou tho road her
horse had lagged and lagged behind, de
taining ns all when every minute was
precious. Tho things all dovetailed into
ono unotber. Karh by itself was weak, but
together they funned a strong scaffold a
scaffold strong enough for the hanging of
a man, if sho had been a man! The others
appealed to me, the duchess feverishly
anxious to bo assured one way or the
other. The very suspicion of the existence
of such treachery at her side seemed to
stifle her. Still looking out of tho win
dow, I detailfKl tho proofs I have men
tioned, not gladly, heaven knows, or in
any spirit )f revenge, but my duty was
rather to my companions, who had been
truu to mc, than to her. I told them tho
truth as far as I knew it. Tho wholt
wretched, miserahlo truth was only to bo'
come known to mo lat j.
"I will go to her," tho duchess said
presently, rising from her scat
"My dear!" her husband cried. Ho
stretched out Ms hand, nnd grasping her
sKlrt detained her. ' 1 ou will not "
"Do not bo afraid!" sho replied sadly as
sue stooped over him and kissed his fore
head. "It is a thing past scolding, Rich
ard, past love, and even hope, and all but
past pity. I will bo merciful as we hope
for mercy, but sho can never bo friend of
ours again, and some ono must tell her. I
will do so and return. As for that man!"
sho continued, obscuring suddenly tho
fair and noblo side of her character which
she had just exhibited, nnd which, I con
fess, had surprised me, for I had not
thought hex capabloof a generosity so un
common. 'As for that man," she repeated,
drawing herself up to her full height,
while her eyes sparkled and her cheek grew
red, "who ha3 turned her into a vilo
schemer and a shameless hypocrite, as ha
would fain havo turned tetter women, I
will show him no mercy nor gr.u o if I
ever havo him under my foet. I will crush
him- as I would an adder, though I bo
crushed nest moment myself!"
Sho was sweeping with that word from
tho room and h;ul ncnrly reached the door
beforo I found my voice. Then I called
out, "Stay!" just In time. "You will do
no good, uiai.vtii, by going!" I said, ris
ing. "You v?Jl r.Jt find her. Sho Is gone."
"Yes," I said quietly. "She left the
house M minutes ago. I saw her cross the
market place, wearing; her cloak and car
rying a bag. I do not think sho will re
"Not return? But whither has she
gone?" they both cried at once.
I shook my bead.
"I can only guess," I eald In a low
v lice. "I saw no moro than I havo told
"But why did you not tell me?" tho
duchess cried reproachfully. "Sho shall
to brought back."
"It would lie useless," Master Brrtio
answered. "Yet I doubt if it lio as Carey
thinks. Why should she go just at this
time? Sho docs not know that sho is found
out. Sho docs not know that this letter
has been recovered. Not a word, mind,
was said of it beforo sho left the room."
"So," I allowed, "that ij true." v
I Wiis puzzled 011 this point myself, now
I caiiio to consider it. I could not seo why
sho had taken tho alarm so opportunely,
but I maintained my opinion nevertheless.
"Sonietiilug friA-.tcncd her," I said,
"though it may not have been tho letter."
"Yes,"f.nid tho ducheS" after a mo
ment's silence. "I suppose you nro right.
I suppose something frightened her, as
you bay. I wonder what it was, poor
It turned ol that I was right. Mistress
Anne had gone indeed, having staid, so
far as we could learn from on examination
of tho room which sho had shared with
Bymphna, merely to put togother tho few
things which our adventures had loft her.
Sho had gono out from among us in this
foreign laud without a word of farewell.
without a good wish given or received,
without a soul to say codsnccdl The
thought mndo mo tremble. If sho had
died, it would havo been different. Now,
to feel sorrow lor her as for 0110 who had
been with us in heart ns well ns in body
seemed a mockery. How could wo grieve
for ouo who hud moved day by day and
hour by hour among us only thut with
each hour and day sho might plot nnd
schema and plan our destruction? It was
Wo mauo inquiries indeed, but without
result, nnd so abruptly nnd terribly she
passed, for the time, out of our knowledge,
though often afterward I recalled sadly
tho weary, hunted look which I had some
times seen in her eyes when sho sat list
less and dreamy. Poor girl! Her own acts
nad placed Her, as tho duchess said, be
yond lovo or hope, but not beyond pity.
fco it is in Iiro. Tho day which sees
ono'3 trial end sees another's liegln. We,
tho duchess nnd her child, Master Bortlo
and I, staid with our good and faithful
friends, tho Lindstroms, awhile, resting
and recruiting our strength, and during
this Interval, nt the pressing instanco of
the duchess, I wroto letters to Sir Anthony
and i'etronilla, stating that I was abroad
nnd was well and looked presently to rc
turn, but nut disclosing nry refuge or tho
names of my companions. At tho ond of
flvo days. Master Bertie being fairly strong
again and Santon being considered unsafe
for us ns a permanent residence, wo went
under guard to esel. whvfo wo were re
ceived as people of quality and lodged.
tncro being no luting place in tho disused
church of St. Willibrod. Hero tho child
was christened Percgriuo a wanderer
the governor of tho city and I being god
fathers And hero wo lived in neace. al
lien with hearts that yearned for home.
for some months.
During this time two pieces of news
canic to us from England ono that tho
parliament, though much pressed to it,
had refused to acquiesce in tho confisca
tion of the duchess' estates; the other that
our joint persecutor, tho great bishop of
Winchester, was dead. This last we at
first disbelieved. It was truo nevertheless.
Stephen liardiner, whose vast schemes had
inmeshed p.icplo so far apart in station
end indocd in all else as tho duchess and
myself, was dead at last; had died toward
the end of 1555, at the heieht of his power,
with England at bis feet, and gone to his
Maker. I havo known manv worse men.
Wo trusted that this might open the
way for our retui, but we found, on the
contrary, that fresh clouds were rising.
lho persecution of tho reformers, which
Queen Mary had begun in England, was
carried on with increasing rigor, and her
nustmnd, who was now king of Spain and
master cf tho Netherlands, freed from the
prudent checks of his father, was inclined
to pleasuro her in this by giving what aid
ho could abroad. His minister in the
Netherlands, tho bishop of Arras, trough tf
So much pressure to bear upon our pKotect
or to induce bin to give us up that it
was plain the Duke of Cloves must sooner
or later comply. We thought it better,
therefore to remoT euraolves and pres
ently did so, going to the town ot Winn
hciin, in tho Khine palatinate.
We found ourselves not much mora m.
cure hero, however, and all our efforts to
discover safe road into France failing,
and tho stock of money which the duchess
had provided beginning to give out wo
were in great straits whither to go or
wuat bo U'j.
A this tiiro of our need. hmmr.
Providence opened a door in a quarter
wo icasi looscu lor it. Letters came
from Sigisinund, the king of Poland, and
from the palatino of Wilna in that coon
try, inviting the duchess and Master Ber
tio to tako up their residenco there and
offering tho latter an establishment and
honorable employment. Tho overture w
unlookcd for and was not accepted with
out misgivings, Wilna being so far dis
tant and there being nono of our race in
that country. However, assurance of the
Polish king's good faith reached us I say
us for in all their plans I was included
through John Alasco, a nobleman who
had visited England. And in duo timo wo
started ou this prodigious journey and
camo safely to Wilna, where our reception
was such as tho letters had led us to ex
pect. I do not proposo to set down hero our
adventures, though they were many, in
that strange country of frozen marshes
and endless plains, lint to pass over 18
months which I spent not without profit
to myself in the Polo's service, seeing
something of war in his Lithuanian cam
paigns and learning much of men and the
world, which here, to say nothing of
wolves and bears, bore certain aspects not
commonly visiblo in Warwickshire. I pass
on to tho early autumn of 1558, when a
letter from the duchess, who was at Wil
na, was brought to mo at Cracovy. It was
to this effect:
"Dear Fkiexd Send you good spacdl
Word h.-is como to us hero of an enterprise
Euglnmlward which promises, if it bo
truly reported to us, to so alt. things nt
homo that thero may bo room forua at our
own fireside Heaven so further It, both
for our happiness and the good of tho reli
gion. Master Bertio has embarked on it,
and I have taken upon myself to answer
for your uid and counsel, which have
nover been wanting to us. Wherefore,
dear friend, como, sparing neither horse
nor spurs uor anything which may bring
you soouer to Wilna, and your assured
and loving friend,
In five days after receiving this I was at
Wilna, and two months later 1 saw Eng
land aguin after an absence of three years.
Early iu November, 1558, M.istcr Bertio
and I landed nt Lowestoft, having mado
tho passage from Hamburg in a trading
vessel of that place. Wo stopped only to
sleep one nlir!ir, and then, dressed as trav
eling merchants, wo sot out oa th road to
London, outer 3 g tho city without acci
dent or iiinjri.jce 011 tho third day after
(To be continued.)
ItlElit He Was.
"Now," began the orator, "in con
sidering the mouey question, let us avoid
"Right you air." shotted Mr. Fall
wheat. "I thort I was buyiu $;5,000 of
Vm mce. utul it turned out to be saw-
dust. " Iuuiuuanolis. Journal
It is a bit thing to say, but never
theless true, that a great multitude
of people have crowned Simmon's
Liver regulator the Kins: of Liver
Medicines." There is nothing like it
for malaria, rheumatism, chills and
fever, constipation, biliousness, sick
headache, indigestion and all trou
bles arising from a sluggish or dis
eased liver. Simmon's Ljver Regu
lator is the prevention and cure ' for
Turkestan was oricriuallv the stan. or
land, of tho Turks.
A NOBLE FIGHT.
AN EMINENT SOUTHERN LAWYER'S
LONG CONFLICT WITH DISEASE.
Twrntyflrc Ton of Prosperity, Advel
ttjp and Suffering. The Great Vic
tory Wen bjr Science Over a
(From the Atlanta, Co., t'oiuliluticn.)
Forer.nist anions the best known lawyers
and farmers 01 North Carolina stiimls Col.
Isaac A. hue?, of Greenville. Mr. Sul'I has
resided in tireenville 22 years. While
nearly cveryoue in 1'itt Co. knows ?.Ir. S's
history, perhaps nil do not know of his re
turn to i)as:uc Rj-ain ufli r an illness of 1G
rears. Xo ninu has gone thn eeli nore than
he, aad lived. It was a case of the entire
breaking dunn ef the nervous sy.'tnu. at
tended by excruciating, agonizing," uneinhir
abb jwiin. Opiates and stimulants enly
quieted t.-niporarily, tDd all treatments C.il'td
111111. wmy lus love of (airily and frit nis
prevoii' -d filicide. He told a reporter the
!lov;in interesting story :
" I ki :t at mv work os lonir ns I rroht
but nature care war at lest end I sue climbed
to ,ti:c '.ncvitublc. My entire nervous kvs-
teni l:nl been shattered by the ctlinuloiits
and 1 piates 1 had taken, mv blood hud actu
ally turned to water, my weight hod drc p
iieil from lTll.nonnds to 123. ond it secired to
every hndy thut the end W03 in sipht. Why
1 cnum noi near ine gimic liaml of my vt:!u
In bathe r.iy l:mbs villi tepid water. "Iwes
simply living from hour to hour. I had
made n?v will, stttlt-d mv butim-FS and
vuitH for the last strand of life to map.
It ::s ct this tinie that a uiamhut simi
lar cata a uiv own was bn.uiht to ir.v
notic. This mnn had FuhVml virr nnu'i
a I hid, his lift: hud been dimirtd of cs
mine had and ret he hnd lieen cured.
Think whr.t thut little word meant to me
Cl'UKI). The report Maud that the work
had lJea aerinilird lr n n r'icine
known as lr. Williams' 1'ink" Tills f..r Tale
IV,!e I investigated the report tharuiicliiy
and fi.nnd that it was true 1n ! Jail. 1 hen
I rr.cur-d some of Br. Williams' fink
Pills and bt-ean taLini- th,.n rnH l:rrn
t crt U-t-r. I becan to slrc-n like a health
ful ciul I, sound, calm and recrtful. l!r
aM-:ite came back and. mv nerves were
soothed and restored to their' normal condi
tion and I felt like a new man. But the
nvatest Mrndn? n the mentul in-jrove-mcnt.
Lbrpin to read and d:m-t. to foiirm
late new nlans. to take ir.ter.-tt in mr !nw
practice, which betnin to c-me 1 ack t'o me
as soon as niy clients realized that I wes
asnin mrwlf. After a lape of ten yrats I
riu norse oafir ererr aav witlinnt tut time.
..- T W illiams 1'lnk Pill-, saved my
life is beyond doubt, ond I am spreading
their praite far and wide."
Inquiry sout the town of Greenville rah
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case, and that mjnr others are beinr bene
fited by Dr. Williams' 1'ink Pii!.
Br. Williams' Pink Pills are for ra br
ail drnaclt, r mar b had bv mail fret
Br. Wilhams' Medicine Cnmpanv, ichen
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