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LAURENS. H. Cm June 8, 1908.
A Revolution Broken Out.
Revolution has broken out among
the newspaper editors of the Piedmont.
The Revolution in Spartanburg has re
sulted iu the sale of tho Herald to Rev.
George II. Waddell and a company.
Mr. Gwlnn, tho oOlclent and successful
business manager, has rosigned. Edi
tor John Conway Garling'.on has also
resigned and has purchased the Caro
lina Spartan from Captain Charles
Petty. The Garllngton Publishing
Company will also print jobs. Mr. Gar
llngton has been editor of Tho Horald
ever since The Laukens Advkrtiskr
out-grew him under his own manage
ment, and Iibs been a caD tal editor In
Spartanburg. To succeed Garlicgton,
W. Zach McGlee, a traveling man of
the News and Courier, has been se
lected. A News an 1 Courior man, B.
W. Simpson, Jr., a cousio of Mr. Gar
llngton, and a son of a Laurens woman,
succeods J. K. Blaokman as editor of
the Greenvlllo News. All of these gen
tlemen are distinguished editors and
brilliant writers for whom we wish suc
cess and Cspt. Charles Potty Is the
oldest and ono of tho clevorest writers
of tho bunch.
An investigation by oxports has
proven that tho work on tho state
houso in Columbia, dono in rocont
yoars, was a botch. The state has lost
a groat deal of money. It is said that
tho sanitary arrangements are wretch
ed. Former Secretary of Stato J. Q .
Marshall has been a member of the
state houso commission during tho
progross of the work and ho has boldly,
severely and in plain words continu
ously said that tho stato was being im
posed upon by inoompotent architectu
ral service. Nobody has listoned to
Marshall, tho other mcmbors of tho
commission have "voted him down,"
until now it is discovered too late, that
he alone knew what be was talking
about. Marshall would havo saved the
state thousands of dollars had his ad
vico boon taken. Marshall was secre
tary of stato under tho lato Govo-nor
John Peter Richardson--a member of
an "Old King Rule*1 administration
that "oppressed tho people."
Teach the Touchers.
The most marked advance made re
cently iu educational work has been
the teaohlrg of the teachers in the
summer sr.hoels of the slate and coun
ties. Any school superintendent will
eay as much.
The coining institute in this county
should be attended by every teacher
in the county. School trustees here
and throughout the county can make a
few dollars go further by aiding teach
ers from tho public funds to attend the
schools at Kock Hill or Knoxville than
in any other way. A country teacher
may be a brilliant person. In a few
years sho will thoroughly ground her
self In tho primary principles of teach
ing. After that her progrees wl'l be
slow. When she goes to a college
whero tho better masters teach, her
mind will grasp in a month what would
require years to gaiu unaided. The
summer school faculties are supposed
to impart what has beon learned of
teaching during the centuries. Life is
too brief for a single person, though a
genius, to work out the whole theory
of pedagogics alone.
Help From a Trust.
If tho meat trust has incroased the
price of beof, It has edded to tho assets
of every Southern farmer, Butchers
here are soiling steaks brought from
the West Bnd they are not especially
good steaks either. These prices are
already ailecting tho prico of home
raised beef. The local market for cat
tle is stilfer than usual and those farm
ers who havo cattle to sell are obtain
ing good prices. Probably as much
beef is produced in this county now as
was produced some years ago but muob
of It is shipped. In other words tho
Laurens producer is reaping some of
the benefit of enhanced prices that
rule elsewhere. Granting the exist
ence, of trusts to be wrong, they would
be none the less wrong if they enriched
ovory man, woman and child in Lau
rens. But, meanwhile, Laurens farm
ers should produce and sell all the beef
For a Farmers Institute.
Fifteen farmers may secure a farm
ers instituto, conducted by Clemson
Oollege professors, by sending a peti
tion to Prof. J. 8, Nowman, at Clein
son. It seems to The Advertiser
that this is too good an opportunity for
the farmers of Liurens to ob'aln some
thing of real v.duo at no expense to ho
In McKlnley's lifetime Democratic
papers without exception railed at him
as a puppet of Mark Hanna. Yet since
McKlnley's death, Hanna is not even
allowed to boss Ohio.
While the Bev. Dr. Hlllis of Brook
lyn is denouncing the South for dis
franchising tho negroes, the whites of
An Indiana county are chasing every
negro from the county's bounds.
It must be confessod that Hoy ward
Is giving the state a tame administra
tion. Why, this time ten years ago the
newspapers were full of political sensa
tions and everybody was wrathy.
THAT THROBBINO HEADACHE
Would quickly leave you, if you used
Dr. King's New Life Pills. Thousands
Of sufferers have proved their match
less merit for Sick and Nervous Hoad
aobes. They make pure blood and
build up your health. Only 2f> cents,
money back, if not oured. Sold by
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug
Compare our quality of white India
Linons with any in this or any other
I market at the prices.
W. Q. Wi.son & Oo.
Meeting of Tax Payers
Messrs. Ferguson and
Report of the Secretary of the Board |
Krad and Received as Inter,
A meeting of the owners of proporty
within the school district of the town
of Laurens, was held in the Court
House, at 11 o'clock a. m., Thursday,
May 28th, 100:1, pursuant to the call by
the Board of Trustees.
C. D. Barksdale, Secretary of the
Board of Trustees, oalled the meeting
to order. Rev. Robt. Adams was
elected Chairman, and 0. D. Barks
dale, Seoretary of the meeting.
The Seoretary read the published
call for the meeting.
Tbe Seoretary of the Board of Trust
ees read his report showing receipts
and disbursements by the Board of
Trustees during the present school
year. Received as information.
After discussion it was moved and
seconded that tho levy for the next
scholastic year be made the same as
last year, namely 2t mills. Adopted.
It being shown that tho terms of ot
fico of Col. J. W. Ferguson and C. D.
Barksdale aro now expiring and that
their successors are now to be elected
by this meeting, Mr. B. A. Cooper
moved that Col. Ferguson and Mr.
Barksdale be re-elected. Motion sec
onded. On motion of Mr. C. C. Feath
orstone tbe rules were suspended and
and Messrs. Ferguson and Barksdale
were re-elected for a term of six years.
C. D. Barksdale,
Rev. Robt Adams, Chairman.
A STARTLING EVIDENCE.
Fresh testimony in great quantity is
constantly coming in, declaring Dr.
King's New Discovery for Consumption
Coughs and Cob5 > be unequaled. A
recant oxpressioi. rom T. J. McFar
laud, Bentorville, Va., servos as exnm
p'o. He write?: "I bad Bronchitis for
throe years and doctored all the time
without being benefited. Then I be
gan taking Dr. King's New Discovery,
and a few bottles wholly oured me "
Equally effective in curing all Lung
and Throat troubles, Consumption,
Pneumonia and Grip. Guaranteed by
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug
Oo. Trial bottles free, regular sizes
60 cents and $1.00.
The Kenlucklan's Boast.
Kentuckians boast their fast horses
line whiskey and beautiful women, but
every housekeeper in this city who
uses Olifton Hour, made of native Ken
tucky wheat, knows that this state pos
sesses another product of unexcelled
T. N Barksdale,
M. II. Fowler.
LOOK HERE FOR IT.
It is What the Reader lias
People will read advertisements
about cures made by medicine. As
they read they wonder if the state
ments are true. If true, was the re
lief temoorary or permanent? Read
this ease about Doan's Kidney Pills:
W. H. Clarke, of Bennett street, ac
countant at the Bloch Bros. Tobacco
Works, Wheeling, W. Va., says: "If
my back aches I know what wl I cure
it, Doan's Kidney Pills. They are the
best remedy I ever came across. For
months I was p'agued with backache,
not sharp pains, but a dull aoblng all
the time, that made me feel misera
ble. I got medioino on different occa
sions from doctors, and it seemed to re
lieve me for the time, bnt it was soon
as bad as ?vor. Hearing of Doan's
Kidney Plllb, I took a course of the
treatment. They oured me, and that
cure bas been lasting. I will corrobor
ate this in a personal Interview or in
reply to any communication mailed to
For sale by all dealers. Price, 50
conts. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo,
N. Y., sole agents for the U, S.
Remember the name? Doan's?and
take no other.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
WHEREAS, information has been re
ceived at this Department that an
alrocions morder was committed in the
County of Laurens on or about the 15th
day of May, 1003, upon the body of John
Hanls by LARRY MILLER, and that
the said Larry Miller has fled from jus
NOW, THEREFORE, I, D. C. Hey
ward, Governor of the State of South
Carolina, in order that justice may be
done and the majesty of the law vindi
cated, do hereby offer a reward of ONE
HUNDRED DOLLARS for the appre
hension, delivery and conviotlon of the
said Larry Miller to the Sheriff of Lau
rens County at Laurens, S. C.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF I have
(s^^l hereunto set my hand end
< l. 8. > caused the Great Seal of the
(*-?vw) State to be affixed, at Colum
bia, this 26th day of May. 1003, and in
the 127th year of the Independence of
the United States of America.
D. O. HEYWARD,
By the Governor :
J. T. Gantt,
Secretary of S?ate.
A NEW LAW FIRM. "
The undersigned have this day en
tered into a partnership for the practice
of law in the Courts of this State, under
the name of Simpson Sc Cooper and will
promptly attend to all business en*
trusted to them.
_R. A. COOPER.
Want to Own a Home,
Piedmont Savings and
Offers an Opportunity Cheaper
and Better than a Building
and Loan Association.
Why Pay Rents when
You oan Owh Your Own Property?
Represented in Laurens by
W. WBALL and M. L. COFEL\AND.
I WHEN KNIGHTHOOD I
I WAS IN FLOWER I
*y Or, Tho Lot? Stoiy of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor, the King's Sister, and
fft Happening In th<> Reign of His August Majesty King Henry the Eighth wt
LnmtlM ?.nd Rendered Into Modern EnSl!?h From Sir F.rtwin
mM Cfeakoden'a Memoir
# By EDWIN CASKODEN [CHArtLES MAJOR] &
Cv ObpyrtyM, J?99 and 130/, by the lknotn-McrrUI Company
PtJT NOT YOUR TKU8T IN riUNCKSSEB.
THOUGHT tho kln^*-,; dnnco
that night would never end,
so fond were the Frenchmen
of our fulr ladles, und I was
more than anxious to hoc Brandon and
learn the Issue of tho girls' escapade,
ns I welt knew the danger attending It.
All things, however, must end, so
early iu the morning I hastened to our
rooms, where I found Brandon lying
In his clothos, everything saturated
with blood from a dozen sword cuts. He
was very weak, and I at once hud In a
barber, who took off his shirt of mall
and dressed his wounds. He then
dropped into a deep Bleep, while I
watched the night out. Upon awaken
ing Brandon told me all that had hap
pened, but asked me to s??y nothing of
his Illness, as he wished to keep the
fact of his wounds secret In order that
he might better conceal the canst? of
them. But, ns I told you, he did not
speak of Buckingham's part In the af
I saw the princess that afternoon and
expected, of course, she would Inquire
for her defender. One who had given
such timely help and who was suffer
ing so much on her account was sure
ly worth a llttlo sollcltudo, but not a
Word did she ask. She dtd not come
near me, but made a point of avoid
ance, as I could plainly see. The next
morning she, with Jane, went over to
Scotland palace without so much as a
breath of Inquiry from either of them.
This heartless conduct enraged me, but
I was glod to learn afterward that
Jane's silence was at Mary's com
mand, that bundle of selfishness fear
ing that any solicitude, however care
fully shown, upon her part might re
veal her secret.
It seems that Mary bad recent Intel
ligence of the forward state of affairs
in the marriage negotiations and felt
that a discovery by her brother of what
she bad done, especially in view of the
disastrous results, would send her to
France despite nil tho coaxing sho
could do from then till doomsday.
It was a terrlblo fate hanging over
her, doubly so In view of the fact that
she loved another man, and looking
back at It all from the vantage point
of time I cannot wonder that It drove
other things out of her head and mado
her seem selfish in her frightened de
sire to save herself.
About 12 o'clock of the following
night I was nwnkeued by a knock at
my door, and upon opening In walked
a sergeant of tho sheriff of London,
with four yeomen nt his heels.
The sergeant asked If one Charles
Brandon was present, and upon my af
firmative answer demanded that ho be
forthcoming. I told the sergeant that
Brandon was confined to his bed with
Illness, whereupon he asked to bo
shown to his room.
It was useless to resist or to evade,
so I awakened Brandon and took the
sergeant In. Hero he read his warrant
to orrest Charles Brandon, Esq., for
the murder of two citizens of London,
perpetrated, done and committed upon
the night of such and such a day of
this year of our Lord 1514. Brandon's
hat had been found by the side of the
dead men, and the authorities had re
ceived Information from a high source
that Brandon was the guilty person.
That high source was evidently Buck
When the sergeant found Brandon
covered with wounds, there was no
longer any doubt, and, although hard
ly able to lift his hand, ho was forced
to dress and go with them. A horse
litter was procured, and we all storted
While Brandon was dressing I said
I would at once go and awaken the
klug, who, I knew, would pardon the
offense when he heard my story, but
Brandon asked the sergeant to leave
Us to ourselves for n short time, and
closed the door.
"Please do nothing of the sort, Cas
koden," snld he. "If you tell the king,
I will declare there Is not one word of
truth in your story. Thoru Is only one
person In tho world who may tell of
that night's happenings, and If sho
docs not they shall remain untold. She
will make it all right at once, I know.
I would not do her the foul wrong to
think for one Instant that she will fail.
You do not know her. Sho sometimes
seems selfish, but it Is thoughtlessness
fostered by llattery, and hor heart Is
right. I would trust her with my life.
If you breathe a word of what I have
told you, you may do more harm than
you can ever remedy, and I ask you to
say nothing to any ono. If the princess
would not liberate me?but that is not
to be thought of. Never doubt that
she can and will do It better than you
think. She Is all gold."
This, of course, silenced me, as I dtd
not know what new danger I might
create or how I might mar the matter
I so much wished to mend. I did not
tell Brandon that the girls had left
Greenwich or of my undefined and per
haps unfounded fear that Mary might
not act as he thought she would In a
great omergency, but silently helped
him to dress and went to London along
with him and the sheriff's sergeant.
Brandon was taken to'Newgate, the
most loathsome prison hi London at
that time, It being used for felons, while
Ludgate was for debtors. Tiere he was
thrown into an underground dungeon
foul with water that soeped through
tho old masonry from the moat and
nllvo with every noisome thing that
creeps. There was no bed, no stool, no
floor, not even a wisp of straw; sim
ply tbe reeking stone walls, covered
with fungus, and the wludowleas nrcli
overhead. Ono could hardly conceive
a more horrible place In which to spend
even a moment. I had a glimpse of It
by the light of the keeper's lantern as
they put him In, and It seemed to me a
single night In that awful place would
have killed mo or driven mo mad. I
protested and begged and tried tg brlbo,
but It was all of no avail. Tho keopor
bad been bribed before I arrived. Al
though It could do no possible good, I
was'glad to stand outside the prison
walls In the drenching rain nJ! the rest
of that wretched night that I might bo
as near as possible to my friend and
suffer a little with him.
As soon ns tho prison gates wore
opened next morning I again Impor*
tuned tho keeper to glvo Brandon a
more comfortable cell, but his reply
was that such crimes had of lato be
come so frequent In London that no fa
vor could be shown those who commit
ted thorn, and that nu n like Brandon,
who ought to know and act better, de
served the maximum punishment.
I told Mm lie was wrong In thin ease;
that I know the facts, and everything
WOUld ho clenrly explained that very
day and Brandon released.
"That's all very well," rospond"d tho
stubborn creuturo. "Nobody Is guilty
who eonies here. They can every one
prove Innocence clearly and nt once.
Notwithstanding, they nearly all hanu.
and frequently, for variety's sake, ure
drawn and quartered.
I waited about Newgate until 0
o'clock and as I passed out met Buck
lughaui and his man Johnson, a sort of
lawyer-knight, going In. I went down
to the palace at Greenwich and, finding
that the girls were still at Scotland
palace, rode over at once to see them.
Upon getting Mary and Jane to my
self 1 told them of Brandon's arrest
on the charge of murder and of his
condition, lying half dead from wounds
and loss of blood iu that frightful
dungeon. The tale moved them great
ly, and they both gave way to tears. I
think Mary had heard of the arrest
before, as she did not seem surprised.
"Do you think he will tell the cause
of the killiir ?" she asked.
"I know be will not," 1 answered,
"but I also know that he knows you
will." And I looked straight Into her
"Certainly we will," said Jane. "Wo
will go to the king at once." And she
was on the qul vivo to start Immedi
Mary did not at once consent to
Jane's proposition, but sat In a reverie,
looking with tearful eyes into vacancy,
apparently absorbed Iu thought. Aft
er a little pressing from us she said,
"I suppose It will have to be done?I
can sec no other way- but blessed
Mother Mary, help me!"
The girls made hasty preparations,
and wo all started back to Green
wich,. Hint Mary might tell tho king.
On the road over I stopped at Newgate
to tell Hrandon that the princess would
noon have him out, knowing how wel
come liberty would be at her hands,
but I was not permitted to see him.
I swallowed my disappointment and
thought It would he only a matter of
a few hours' delay, the time Bi>ent In
tiding down to Greenwich and sending
back a messenger. So, light hearted
enough at the prospect, 1 soon Joined
the girls, and wo cantered briskly
After waiting a reasonable time for
Mary to seo the king I sought her
again to learn whore and from whom
I should receive the order for Bran
don's release and when I should go to
London to brillg htlll.
What was my surprise nnd disgust
when Mary told me she bad not yet
seen the king; that she bad waited to
"cat and bathe and dress" and that
"a few moments more or less could
make no difference."
"My fiod, your highness! Did I not
toll you that the man who saved your
Here tic read 7it? warrant to arrest
Charles Brandon, Esq.
life nnd honor, who Is covered with
wounds received In your defense and
almost dead from loss of blood, spilled
that you might be saved from worse
than death, Is now lying In a rnyless
dungeon, a place of frightful tilth, such
as you would not walk across for all
the wealth of London bridge; Is sur
rounded by loathsome, creeping thugs
that would sicken you but to think of;
Is resting under a charge whose penal
ty Is that he be bunged, drawn nnd
quartered? And yet you stop to cat
nnd bathe and dress! In God's name,
Mary Tudor, of what stuff aro you
made? If he had waited but one little
minute, had stopped for tho drawing
of a breath, had held back for but one
faltering thought from the terrible
odds of four swords to one, what would
you now be? Think, princess; think!"
I was n little frightened at the length
to which my feeling hod driven me,
but Mary took It all very well and said
slowly and nbscntmlndodly:
"You are right. I will go at once. I
despise my selfish neglect. There is
no other way?I have racked my brain
?there is no other way. It must bo
done, nnd I will go at once and do It."
"And I will go with you," said I.
"I do not blnmo you," she sold, "for
doubting me since I have failed once.
But you need not doubt mo now. It
shall ho done, nnd without delay, ro
gardless of the cost to me. I have
thought and thought to find some other
way to liberate him, but there Is none.
I will go this Instant."
"And I will go with you, Lady Mo
*y," said I doggedly.
8ho smiled nt my persistency and
took me by the hand, saying, "Come!"
Wo at once went off to find the king,
hut the smile had faded from Mary's
face, and she looked as if she were go
ing to execution. Every shade of color
had fled, nnd her Hps were the hue of
Wo found tho king in the midst of
his council, with tho French ambassa
dors, discussing the all absorbing topic
of the mnrrlago treaty, and Henry,
fearing an outbreak, refused to see
the princess. As usual, opposition but
spurred her determination, so she sat
down in the anteroom and said she
would not stir until she had seen the
After wo had waited a few minutes
one of the king's pages came up and
said he Mid been looking alt over tho
palace for mo and that the king desired
my presence Immediately. I went in
with tho pngo to the king, leaving
Mary alone and very melancholy in
Upon entering the king's presence he
asked: "Whero have you been, 8ir Ed
win? I have almost killed a good half
dozen pages hunting you. I want yon
to prepare Immediately to go to Paris
With an embassy to bis majesty King
1/Oiils. You will be the Interpreter.
The ambassador you ueod not know.
Mnko ready nt onco. Tho embassy
will leave London from the Tabard inn
one hour hence."
Could a command to duty have como
nt a more inopportune time? I was
distracted, nnd upon leaving the king
went nt once to seek tho Lady Mary
where I had left her in tlie anteroom.
She had gone, bo 1 went to her apart
ments, but could not And her. I went
to the queen's salon, but she was not
there, nnd I traversed that old ram
bling palace from one end to the other
without Unding her or Lady Jane.
The king had told me tho embassy
would be a secret oue and that I was
to speak of it to nobody, least of all to
tho Lady Mary. No ono was to know
that I was leaving England, and I wus
to communicate with no one nt home
while iu Prance.
The king's command was not to he
disobeyed. To do so would bo ns much
as my life was worth; but, besides thot,
tho command of the king I served was
my highest duty, and no Caskoden ever
failed In that. 1 may not be ns tall us
some men, but my fidelity nnd honor
but you will say I boast.
I was to make ready my bundle nnd
ride six miles to London In one hour,
nnd almost half that time was spent
already. I was sure to be Inte, so 1
could not waste another minute.
I went to my room and got togother
a few things necessary for my Journey,
but did not take much In the way of
clothing, preferring to buy that new
In Paris, where I could find the latest
styles hi pattern and fabric.
I tried to assure myself that Mary
would see the king at once and tell him
all nnd not allow my dear friend Bran
don to He in that terrible place another
night, yet a persistent fear gnawed nt
my heart, and a sort of intuition that
seemed to have the very breath of cer
tainty In Its foreboding made mo doubt
As I could find neither Mary nor
Jane, I did the next best thing?I
wrote n letter to each of them, urging
immediate action and left them to ho
delivered by my man Thomas, who
was one of those trusty souls that nev
er fall. I did not tell the girls I was
about to start for France, but intimat
ed that I was compelled to lenvo Ixm
don for a time and said, "I leave tho
fate of this man, to whom we all owo
so much, in your hands, knowing full
well how tender you will be of him."
I was away from home nearly a
month, and as I dared not write, and
even Jane did not know where I was,
I did not receive nor expect any lot
ters. The king had ordered secrecy,
and If I have mingled with nil my
faults a single virtue It is that of
faithfulness to my trust. So I had no
news from Ktigland nnd sent none
During all that time tho samo old
fear lived In my heart that Mary
might fall to liberato Brandon. She
knew of tho negotiations concerning
the French marriage, as wo all did, al
though only by an Indefinite sort of
hearsay, and I was sure the half found
ed rumors that had reached her ears
bad long since become certainties and
that her heart was full of trouble and
fear of her violent brother. She would
certainly be nt her coaxing nnd whee
dling again and on her best behavior,
und I feared she might refrain from
telling Henry of her trip to Grouche's,
knowing how severe ho was In such
matters and how furious be was sure
to become nt the discovery. I was cer
tain it was this fear which had pre
vented Mary from going directly to
the king on our return to Greenwich
from Scotland palace, and I know that
her eating, bathing and dressing were
but an excuse for n breathing spell be
fore the dreaded Interview.
This fear remained with mo all tho
time I was away, but when I reasoned
with myself I would smother it ns well
as I could with nrgumcntatlvo attempts
at self assurance. I would say over
nnd over to myself that Mary could
not fall nnd that even if ehe did there
was Jane?dear, sweet, thoughtful, un
selfish Jane!?who would not allow her
to do so. But, ns for r.s they go, our
Intuitions?our "feelings," ns we call
them?are worth nil tho logic In the
world, and you may say what you will,
but my presentiments?I speak for no
one else?are well to be minded. There
Is another sense hidden about us tum.
will develop as the race grows older.
I speak to posterity.
In proof of this statement I now tell
you that when I returned to London I
found Brandon still In the terrible dun
geon, and, worse still, he had been
tried for murder and had been con
demned to be banged, drawn and quar
tered on the second Friday following.
Hanged! Drawn! Quartered! It is
time wc were doing away with such
Wo will now go back a month for
the purpose of looking up the doings of
a friend of ours, his grace the Duke of
On the morning after the fntol battle
of Billlngsgnto the barber who had
treated Brandon's wounds had been
called to London to dress n bruised
knee for his grace tho duke. In the
course of tho operation an Immense
deal of Information oozed out of the
barber, one Item of which wns that he
had the night before dressed nine
wounds, great and small, for Master
Brandon, the king's friend. This es
tablished the Identity of the man who
had rescued the girls, o fact of which
Buckingham bad bad his suspicions all
along. So Brandon's arrest followed,
as I have already related to you.
I afterward loomed from various
sources how this nobleman begun to
avenge bis mishap with Brandon at
Mary's ball when the lotter broke his
sword point. First ho went to Now
gate and gavo orders to the keeper,
who was his tool, to allow no commu
nication with the prisoner, nnd it was
by his Instructions that Brandon had
been confined in the worst dungeon In
London. Then he went down to Green
wich to take care of matters thofe,
knowing that the king would learn of
Brandon's arrest nnd probably take
steps for his liberation nt once.
The king had just heard of tho arrest
when Buckingham arrived, nnd the
latter found ho was right lu his sur
mise that his majesty would at once
deninnd Brandon's release.
When tho duke entered the king's
room, Henry called to him: "My lord,
you are opportunely arrived. 8o good
a friend of the people of London can
help us greatly this morning. Our
friend Brandon has been arrested for
the killing of two men night before
last In Billlngsgnto ward. I am sure
there Is somo mistake and that the
good sheriff has the wrong man, but
right or wrong, wo want him out and
ask your good offices."
"I shall be most happy to servo your
majesty and will go to London at once
to 8co the lord mayor."
In the afternoon the duke returned
nnd had a private audience with the
"I did as your majesty requested in
regard to Brandon's release," he said,
^b?t on investigation I thoucbt %% fetft
to consult you ngflln before proceeding
further. I fenr liiere Is no doubt that
Itrillldoil Is tbe right num. It seems he
WHS OUl with u couple of wenches con
cerning whom he got Into trouble and
stubbed two men In the back. It is a
very aggravated case, and the citizens
are much Incensed about It, owing
partly to the fact that such occurrences
have been so frequent of late. I
thought under the circumstances and
In view of the fact that your majesty
will soon call upon the city for a loan
to make iti> the Lady Mary's dower It
would he wise not to antagonize them
In this matter, but to allow Master
Blanden to remain quietly In conllne
iii ?nt until the loan Is completed, and
then we can snap our lingers at them."
"Wo will snap our lingers at the
scurvy burghers now and have tho
loan, too." returned Henry angrily. "I
want Brandon liberated at once, and I
shall ox pect another report from you
Immediately, my lord."
Buckingham felt that his revenge
had slipped through his lingers this
time, but he was patient where evil
was to be accomplished and could wait.
Then it was that the council was called
during the progress of which Mary
and I had tried to obtain an audleuce
of the king.
Buckingham had gone to pay his re
spects to the queen and on his way
back had espied Mary waiting for tho
king in the anteroom and went to her.
At first she was Irritated at the sight
of this man, whom she so despised,
but n thought came tu her that sue
might make use of him. She knew his
power with tllO citizens and city au
thorities of London and also knew, or
thought she knew, that a smile from
her could accomplish everything with
him. She had ample evidence of his
Infatuation, and she hoped that she
could procure Brandon's liberty through
Buckingham without revealing her
Much to tho duke's surprise, she
m nl led upon hi in and gave n cordial
welcome, saying: "My lord, you have
been unkind to us of Into and havo uot
shown us tho light of your counte
nance. 1 am glad to seo you ouco
more. Tell me the news."
"I cannot say thero Is much of Inter
est. 1 have learned tho new danco
from Cnskoden, if that Is news, and
hope for a favor at our next ball from
the fairest lady In the world."
"And quite welcome," returned Mary,
complacently appropriating the title,
"and welcome to more than one, 1
hope, my lord."
This grnclousno8s would havo looked
suspicious to one with less vanity than
Buckingham, but he saw no craft in it.
Ho did see, however, that Mary did
not know who had attacked hor In
Billingsgate, and he felt greatly re
The duke smiled and smirked and
was enchanted at her kindness. They
walked down tho corridor, talking and
laughing, Mary awaiting an opportu
nity to put the Important question with
out exciting suspicion. At last it came,
when Buckingham, half Inquiringly,
expressed ids surprise that Mary
should he found sitting at tho king's
"I am waiting to see the king," said
she. "Little Cnskodon's friend, Bran
don, has been arrested for a bfawl of
some sort over In London, and Sir Ed
win and I.mly Jane have Importuned
me to obtain his release, which I havo
promised to do. Perhaps your grace
will allow me to petition you In place
of carrying my request to the king.
You are quite ns powerful as his maj
esty In London, and I should like to
ask you to obtain for Master Brand?u
his liberty at once. I shall told my
self Infinitely obliged If your lordship
will do this for mo." She smiled upon
him her sweetest sinlle and assumed
nn Indifference that would have de
ceived any one but Buckingham. I'pon
him under the circumstances It was
worse than wasted. Buckingham at
once consented and said that notwith
standing the fact that lie did not like
Brandon, to oblige her highness he
would undertake to befriend a much
more disagreeable person.
"I fear," he said, "It will have to be
done secretly?by conniving at his es
"IPhat U thtttt" cried Henry.
cape rather than by an order for his
release. The citizens are greatly
aroused over the alarming frequency
of such occurrences, and as many of
tho offenders havo lately escaped pun
ishment by reason of court interfer
ence I fear this man Brandon will have
to bear the brunt, In the London mind,
of all theso unpunished crimes. It
will be next to Impossible to liberate
him except by arranging privately
with tho keeper for his escape. He
could go down Into tho country and
wait In seclusion until it Is all blown
over or until London has a new victim,
and then an order can be made pardon
ing him. and be can return."
"Pardoning html What are you talk
ing of, zny lord? He has done nothing
to be pardoned for. He should be and
?hall be rewarded." Mary spoke Im
petuously, but caught herself and tried
to remedy her blunder. "That is, If I
havo heard tho straight of it. I have
been told that the killing was done In
tho defense of two?women." Think
of this poor, unconscious girl, so full
of grief and trouble, talking thus to
Buckingham, who knew so much more
about the affair than even she who had
taken so active a part in it!
"Who told you of It?" asked tho
Mary saw she had made a mistake
and, after hesitating for a moment,
answered: "Sir Edwin Oaskoden. He
had it from Master Brandon, I sup
pose" Rather adroit this was, but
equidistant from both troth and ef
"I will go at once to London and ar
range for Brandon'" escape," sab
Buckingham, preparing to leave. "But
you must not divulge the fact that I
do it It would cost me all the favor I
??joy with tho people of London,
though I would willingly lose that fa
vor a thousand times over for a smile
She gave the smile, and as ho left
followed his retiring figure with her
?70s and thought, "After all, he has a
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She breathed a sigh of relief, too, for
she felt she had accomplished Itrau
don's release and still retained her dan
gerous secret, the dlvulglug of which
she feared would hnrden Henry's heart
against ber blandishments and strand
her upon the throne of France.
But she was not entirely satisfied
with the arrangement. She knew that
her obligation to Brandon was such as
to demand of her that she should not
leave tho matter of bis release to any
other person, much less to an enemy
such as Buckingham. Yet the cost of
his freedom by a direct act of her own
would be so great that she was tempt
ed to take whatever risk there might
be in the way that had opened Itself to
her. Not that she would not have
made the sacrifice willingly or would
not have told Heury all If that were
the only cbanco to save Brandon's life,
but the other way, the ouc she had tak
en by Buckingham's help, seemed safe,
and, though not entirely satisfying, Bho
could not see how it could miscarry.
Buckingham was notably Jealous of
his knightly word, and she had un
bounded faith In her Influence over
him. In short, like many another per
son, she was as wrong as posBlblo Just
at the time when she thought she was
entirely right, and when the cost of a
mistake was nt Its maximum.
She recoiled also from the thought
of Brandon's "escape," and It hurt her
that he should bo a fugitive from the
Justice that should reword him, yet
she quieted these disturbing sugges
tions with the thought that It would
be only for a short time, and Brandon,
sho know, would bo only too glad to
make the sacrifice If it purchased for
her freedom from the worse than dam
nation that lurked in tho French mar
All this ran quickly through Mary's
mind and brought relief, but It did not
cure the uneasy sense, weighing like
lead upon her heart, that she should
take no chance with this man's lifo and
should put no further wolght. of sacri
fice upon htm, but should go to the
king and tell him a straightforward
story, let It hurt where it would. With
a little meditation, however, came a
thought which decided the question and
absolutely made everything bright
again for her, so great was her capa
bility for distilling light. She would
go nt once to. Windsor with Jane and
would dispatch a note to Brandon at
Newgate telling him upon his escape
to come to her. He might remain m
hiding In tho neighborhood of Wiud
sor, and she could see him every day.
The time had come to Mary when to
"see him every day" would turn Plu
tonian shades Into noonday brightness
and weave sunbeams out of utter dark
ness. With Mary, to resolve was to
act; so the noto was soon dispatched
by a pnge, and one hour Inter the girls
wore on their road to Windsor.
Buckingham went to Newgate, ex
pecting to make a virtue, with Mary,
out of the necessity Imposed by the
king's command In freeing Brandon.
He had hoped to Induce Brandon to
leave London stealthily and Immediate
ly by representing to him tho evil con
sequences of a break between the citi
zens and the king, liable to grow out
of his release, ami rolled on Brandon's
generosity to help him out, but when
he found the note which Mary's page
had delivered to the keeper of Newgate
he read it, and all his plans were
He caused the keeper to send the
note to the king, suppressing the fnct
tlint he. Buckingham, bad any knowl
edge of It. The duke then nt once
started to Greenwich, where he ar
rived and sought the king a few min
utes before the time ho knew the mes
senger with Mary's note would come.
Tho king Wft* soon found, and Buck
ingham, In apparent auger, told him
that the city authorities refused to de
liver Brandon except upon an order un
der the king's seal.
Henry nnd Buckingham wer?? in
tensely Indignant at tho conduct of
tho scurvy burghers, nnd an immense
amount of self Importance was dis
played and shamefully wasted. This
manifestation was at its highest when
the messenger from Newgate arrived
with Mary's poor little note as Intend
ed by the duke.
The note was banded to Henry, who
read aloud as follows:
To Master Charles Brandon, greeting:
Soon you will be at liberty, perhaps oro
this Is to your hand. Surely would I not
leuvo you long In prison. 1 go to Windsor
nt onco, there to 11v<? in tho hope that I
may see you speedily. MAUV.
"What Is this?" crhd Henry. "My
sister writing to Brandon V Clod's
death! My Lord of Ihickhighnm, the
suspicions you whispered In my ear
may have some truth. Wo will lot this
fellow remain In Newgate; nnd allow
our good people of London to take
their own course with lilui."
Buckingham went to Windsor next
day and told Mary that arrangements
hud been made the night before for
Brandon's escape and that 1)0 had
heard that Brandon had left for New
Mary thanked the duke, hut had no
smiles for any one. Hor supply was
She remained at Windsor nursing
her love for the sake oC tho very pain
It brought her and dreading the battle
for more than life Itself which she
knew she should soon be called upon to
At times she would fall Into 0110 of
her old tits of anger because Brandon
had not come to set; hol' liefere he left,
but soon the anger melted Into tears,
and the tears brought a sort of joy
when she thought that lie bad run
away from her because lio loved her.
After Brandon's defense of her In Bil
lingsgate Mary bad begun to SCO the
whole situation differently, and every
thing was changed. She still saw the
same great distance between them ns
before, but with this difference, she
was looking up now. Before that
event be had been plain Charles Bran
don and she the 'Princess Mary. Sho
was the princess still, but he was 11!
So Mary remained at Windsor and|
grieved and wept and dreamed and)
longed that she might see across the
miles of billowy ocean to her love, her
love, her love! Meanwhile Brandon
hnd his trial In secret dowa In London
nnd bad been condemned to bo banged,
drawn and quartered for having saved
to her more than life itself.
Put not your trust in princesses!
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