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LAU BENS? S. f., June 17, 1003.
Ilaiso The Salary.
Some time ago THE ADVERTISER ex
pressed tbo opinion that the salary of
the mayor should b>j raised. An elec
tion loo! lug to tbo amendment of tbo
chartor and to provide the increase is
soon to be bold. There ought to be but
oue side to this question Laurons can
not expect always to command good
sorvico from a competent man at the
head of the city administration for $250
At tbo latter figure tho oflice is one of
honor with littlo profit. Sometimes we
have efficient mayors u*.nl wo might
have them if no salary were paid but
tho oflice requires time and labor and
ability. A lit man as a rule is unwill
ing to work solely for tho honor of an
oflice. Few cau afford honors of that
kind. I,aureus is a olty of 5,000 peo
ple and should ne* rudgo its chief ex
ecutive olli -er $t year, The ques
tion should be dot lined without re
gard to the incumb*. t mayor, I HE 4 D<
VBRTISER fully believes that ho shoul.l
have tho bonctlt of the Increaso but
that is not the pertinent question. Our
mayors should ba paid more and the
city should not bo niggardly. We hope
that no serious opposition to the pro
posed Increase will appear.
Cau a President Lie}
A sin IT correspo* r, of the Now
York Bun writing wii Charlvston
about the Crum appointment declares
lnferontially th"t a president of th<?
United stii'cs cannot lie and immedUl
ate'y demonstrates that Theodore
Roosevelt possibly did lie. Tl i' Yali
kee correppondont of n R publican
newspaper handles tbo eubjeot deli
cately but he engraves cv? the mind of
the average rentier tbo Imprest-ion
that prevarication may b> o*e of iho
many accomplishments of the most |
Btrenous of American president*. In
short th.* corn spondent makes it clear
and sure thtt if the pre-idee, did not
lie.his intimate frier..) who is the editor
of a Northern mjgaz'ne lied for him,
leaving to the president but one escape
and that by pronouncing hi? friend a
liar out of the whole cloth.
For The storm Sufferers.
Laurens tent promptly a reasonably
liberal sum to the Oil ton and Paoolot
?ulYerers?as m.ich as might have b en
expect: d when the actual nei d is con
sidered, it developed that not so large
a fund was needed as was first believed.
Nevertheless, it Is a fact that Laurcns
did not subscribe as liberally f.s did
Newberry, Greenwood, Sura tor and a
numbci of other towns of about the
same pepulhtion, Enough was enough
perhaps; hut it it is well to remember
next time that other communities may
take a larger view of a situation than
we have taken on this occasion. Lau
rens, however, sent a fund to Gaines
ville, and few South Carolina Iowas re
A Cotton Year,
this is r?no year In which The AD
VERTISER believes In cotton. It is not
likely that the price of cotton will drop
below ten cents early In the fall. In o.?r
opinion the wise, farmer will raise all
tho cotton he em and have it ready for
markot quick. The price of cotton may
not drop during iho coming Season but
whether or not to hold, each producer
must decide for himself. There is big
money in cotton a*, ten cents?n?or
than in any known crop in the world.
It is bringing 13 cents now.
Col. Evans lleelcctetl,
Col. Frank Evans has been reoleoted
Superintendent of tho Spartanburg
City Schools for the ensuing year He
is regarded as one of tho beit school
men in the South.
Recent events prove that the cottoi
mill worker has some distinct adVan
tages over most, people who work wltl
their hands. Tho loss of tho homes tr
Clifton falls on iho company, not oi
the operatives. Four thousand peeph
were thrown out of employment am
found immediate emphn ment else
where waiting for them. The cotlor
mill operative is after all a more inde
pendent citizen than most of his fei
lows. When a merchant Ikis his stor.
burned ho loses his job fo>- months a<
leastand, as a rule, so do his employ
Had the Facolet river disaster ar
rived ten years earlier, tho building o
cotton mills in the South would hav<
boon seriously checked. The success o
Pacolct und Clifton has had an ImpOr
tant influence in promoting mill con
Notwithstanding that tho Nortl
preaches at the South continually, tlr
average South Carolinian would b?
ashamed of a community in which di
vorcas aro as common n.s they are ii
New York city,
When the fanners are careful abou
employing "stray negroes" tho nui
sauce of contract breaking on the par
of farm laborers will disappear.
For pimp!es, blotches, bad complex
iou, Hood's Sjrsaparllla Is tho med:
oino to take?it has ostablhbcd thli
TAKE notice that on the 10 h day o
June, 1003, 1 will rendor a Tina' accoun'
of inv acts and doings us Executoi
of the estato of J. H. Sholl, de
ceased, In tho Oflice of Juoge of Pro
bato for Lao runs County, a?. 11 o'clock
a. rn., and on the same day will apply
for a dual discharge trout my trust at
AH persons having demands againEt
eald ostale will please prenent them or
or beforo that <!ay, proven and S?then
tiuated or be torover barred.
E. T. SHALL,
l.;il>, luo:t I di.
HIGHER THAN EVER.
Oldest Inhabitants Never Saw Such
Flood and Crops on Bottom
Lands Were Destroyed.
H unTino ton, June 12. ? Ralnl
Rain" Rain"! It came at last In pro
fusion. All crops ou bo.torn laud are
destroyed, mid lands genorallv badly
washed. The river has been higher
than tho oldest inhabitants remember
At Us close, Miss Phtlson gave bor
school a plonlo at Musgrove's Mill,
which was enjoyed by all, notwith
standing the excessive heat of the day.
The Woman's Missionary Society met
on Thursday afternoon atth ; ro^dence
of Mrs. Dr. Saxon. Th-e samo officers
were retained for the onsulng quarter.
It wtis decided wo should have a Cor
responding Secrotary and Mrs. Saxon
wus elected to fill the ofllce. Miss An
nio Lou Little was chosen <o represent
us at I.aurens at the District meeting
and Miss Carrio Ray to represent us at
Greenwood on tho 18th inst. at tho
Wo aro assured of the R. F. D.
which ("thoy pay") is coining July 1st.
Our citizens are highly pleased with
A littlo graud-daughter of Mr. Wil
llam MeRhoi was buried at Bethany
oem -tery on Thursday afternoon.
Miss Gena Byrd is visiting relatives
Mrd. T. T. Little and daughter, Miss
Amro Lou, visited tho family of Mrs.
Ray last week.
Mr. B. M. Anderson contluuos his
business (?) visits to our community.
Misses Francis Patton and Manda
(il< nn have been visiting at Mr. Downs
WORST OF ALL EXPERIENCES.
C.?n anything be worse than to feel
that every minute will be your last?
Such was *?he exp-rleneo of Mrs. S. H.
Newson, DtOitur, Ala. "For three
<?ears" she wrP.es, "I endured Ir.suf
f >va Ae pain from indigestion, stomach
and bowel trouble. Death feetuod in
evitable when doctors and all ;one
die- failed. At length 1 was induced to
try Electric Fitters and the rostilt was
miraculous. 1 improved at once and
now I'm completely recovered. For
Liver, Kidney. Stomach and Bowel
troubles it is tho only medicine. Only
60 cents. It's guaranteed by Lauruns
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co,
STATE SOUTH CAROLINA,
THE CITY OF LAU RENS.
To The City Council or Laukens:
"WHEREAS, certain citizens of the
City of Lau ens desire the Charter of
said Oity amended by striking out the
first sentence of See. 20. of said Charter,
tvhiuh sentence is as follows:
"That the Major of siid City shall re
ceive as a salary the sum of Two Hun
dred and Fifty Dollars," and inserting
in lieu thereof the following :
"That the said Aldermen, or a major
ity of them, shall have power and uro
hereby authorized to tlx the Mayor's
salaiy. which shall not be less than
Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars per an
"Now, therefore, we tin undersigned
freeholders of said City hereby nray
that an election to ordured and the
question submitted to the qualified e'ec
tors of 8 lid City to ascertain whether
such amendment ought to be made or
Whereas, a petition of which the fore
g< ing is a copy, baa been filed with the
City Council of the City of Laurons,
Mirllud by a majority of the freiholdeis
>f sild City, antl now, In obedience to
the provisions of said Charter and the
law governing Puch elections, an e'ec
tton is hereby ordered to be held in the
Oi,ty of Laurens, on Tuesday the 80th
day of June, A. D 1003, to determine
whether or not it is the desire of a ma
jority of tho qualified voters of said City
th:it the amendment specified in tho pe
tition aforesaid be made as therein set
forth. Said election shall ho held in
th City Council chamber, nnd the polls
fhall open at 0 o'cloek a. m. and close
at 4 oVock p. in. Those favoring the
am 'ndment t?hall vote a ballot with the
X WHEN KNIGHTHOOD i
iWAS IN FLOWER S
Or, Tho Lot? Story o? Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor, the King's Sister, and
Happening In the Reign of His August Majesty King Henry the Eighlh t>V
Rewritten tviut Rendered Into Modern English From Sir Edwin ' J
CeLikoden's Memoir :^v*
By EDWIN CASKODEN [CHAftLCS MAJOR] #
Copyright, I80e and 1301, l?y the Bowen'SlertHU Company
LOUIS XII. A SUITOn.
|S soon as I could lcavo Bran
don I had intended to go
down to Windsor nnd glvo
vent to my indlgnntiou to
ward the girls, but the more 1 thought
about it the surer I felt there had
somehow been a mistake. I could not
bring myself to believe that Mary hud
deliberately permitted matters to go
to such an extreme when It was In her
power to prevent It. She might huvo
neglected her duty for a day or two,
but sooner or later her good Impulses
always came to her rescue, and with
Jano by her side to urge her on I was
almost sure she would have liberated
Brandon long ago, barring a blunder of
So I did not go to Windsor until a
week after Brandon's release, when
the king asked ino to go down with
him, Wolsey and De LongUOVUle, tho
French ambassador special, for the
purpose of officially offering to Mary
the hand of I.ouls XII. and tho honor
of becoming queen of France.
The princess bad known of tho pro
jected arrangement for many weeks,
but hud no thought of the present for
ward condition of affairs or she would
have brought her energies to bear upon
Henry long before. She could not
bring herself to believe that her broth
er would really force her Into such
wretchedness, and possibly he would
never have done so, much as be de
sired it from the standpoint of persounl
ambition, had it not been for the petty
excuse of that fatal trip to Grouche's.
All the circumstances of the caso
wore such as to make Mary's marriage
a veritable virgin sacrifice. Louis was
an old man, and an old Frenchman at
that, full of French notions of morali
ty and immorality, and, besides, there
were objections that cannot be writ
ten, but of which Henry and Mary had
been fully Informed. She might as well
marry a leper. Do you wonder she was
full of dread and fear and resisted with
the desperation of death?
So Mary, tho person most interested,
was about the last to learn that the
treaty had been signed.
Windsor was nearly eight leagues
from London and dt that time was oc
cupied only by the girls and a few old
ladies and servants, so that news did
not travel fast In that direction from
the city. It Is also probable that, even
if the report of tho treaty nnd Bran
don's release had reached Windsor, tho
persons hearing It would have hesitat
ed to repeat it to Mary. However that
may be, she bad no knowledge of either
until she was Informed of the fact that
the king and the French ambassador
would be at Windsor on a certain day
to make the formal request for her
hand and to offer the gifts of King
I had no doubt Mary was In troublo
nnd felt sure she had been making af
fairs lively about her. I knew her suf
fering was keen, but w as glad of it In
view of her treatment of Brandon.
A day or two after Brandon's libera
tion I had begun to speak to him of tho
girls, but he Interrupted me with a
frightful oath: "Caskoden, you are my
friend, but if you ever mention their
names again In my hearing you are
my friend no longer. I will eurse you!"
1 was frightened, so much stronger
did his nature show than mine, and I
took good care to remain silent on that
subject until?but 1 mu going too fast
again. I will tell you of that here
Upon tho morning appointed tho
king, Wolsey, Do Longuevllle nnd my
self, with a small retinue, rode over to
Windsor, where we found that .Mary.
anticipating us, had barricaded herself
In her bedroom and refused to receive
tho announcement. The king went up
stairs to coax the fair young besieged
through two inches of oak door and to
Induce her if possible to come down.
We below could plainly hear tho king
pleading In the voice of a Bastian bull,
and It afforded us some amusement
behind our bauds. Then his majesty
grow angry and threatened to break
down the door, but the fair besieged
maintained u most persistent and pro
voking silence throughout it all and
allowed him to carry out his threat
without so much as a whimper. Ho
wus thoroughly angry nnd called to us
to come up to see him "compel obedi
ence from tho self willed hussy," a tOBk
the magnitude of which be under
The door was soon broken down, and
the king walked in first, with Do Longue
vllle nnd Wolsey next, and the rest
of us following In close procession. But
we marched over broken walls to the
most laughable defeat over suffered by
besieging army. Our foe, though small,
was altogether too fertile In expedients
for US. There seemed no way to con
quer this girl. Her resources were so
lucxhaustlble that In the momont of
your expected victory success was
turned Into defeat; nny, more, ridic
We found Jane crouching on the floor
lu a corner half dead with fright from
tho noise and tumult, and where do
you think wo found her mistress?
Frightened? Not at all. She was ly
ing In bed with her face to the wull as
cool ns a January morning, hor cloth
ing in a little heap in tho middle of tho
Without turning her head, she ex
claimed: "Come in, brother. You oro
quite welcome. Bring In your friends.
I am ready to receive them, though not
in court attire, ns you BOO." And sho
thrust her bare arm straight up from
tho bed to provo her words. You
should have seen tho Frenchman's lit
tle block eyes gloat on Its beauty.
Mary went on, Htlll looking toward
the wall, "I will arise and receive you
all Informally If you will but wait."
This disconcerted the imperturbable
Henry, who was nbout ot bis wits* end.
"Cover that arm, you hussy!" he
cried in a flaming rage.
"Be not impntlcnt, brother mine! I
will jump out in just a moment."
A little scream from Jane startled ev
erybody, and sho quickly ran up to the
k!ng, saying: "1 beg your majesty to
go. Sho will do as she says so sure as
you remain. You don't know her. Sho
Is very angry. PleeBo go. I will bring
her downstairs somehow."
"Ah, Indeed 1 Jane Bollngbroke,"came
from tho bed. "I will receive my
guests myself when they are kind
enough to come to my room." The cov
erlid began to move, and whether or
not sho was really going to carry out
her threat I cannot sny, but Henry,
knowing her too weil to rlskjt, hurried
1 us nil out "of tho room nud marched
downstairs nt tho head of his defeated
cohorts. Ho was swearing in a way
to wake n prlent's llesh ererp and pro
testing by everything holy that Mary
should bo the wife of Louis or die. He
WOUt back to Mary's room at intervals,
but there Was enough persistence in
that one girl to stop the wheels of time,
if she but set herself to do it, and the
klug cnino away from each visit the
victim of another rout.
Finally his anger cooled, nud he be
came amused. From the last visit he
came down laughing.
"I shall have to give up tho light or
else put my armor on with visor dowu,"
said he. "it is not safe to go near her
without it. She is a very vixen, and
but now tried to scratch my eyes out."
Wolsoy, who had a wouderful knack
for iinding the easiest means to a dlf
llcult end, tool; Henry off to n window,
where they held a whispered conversa
It Avas pathetic to see n mighty king
and his great lull er of state consult
ing and planning ..gainst one poor girl,
and, as angry as I felt toward Mary, I
could not help pitying her and admired
beyond the power of pen to write tho
valiant and so far Impregnable defense
aho had put up against an array of
strength that would have made a king
tremble on bis tbroue.
Presently Henry gave oue of his
loud laughs and slapped his thigh as
If highly satislled with some proposi
tion of Wolsey's.
"Make ready at once," he said. "We
will go back to London."
In a short time we were all at the
main stairway seady to mount for tho
The Lady Mary's window was just
above, and I saw Jane watching us as
w e rode away.
After we wero well out of Mary's
sight the king called me to him, and he,
together with De Lougueville, Wolsey
and myself, turned our horses' heads,
rode rapidly by a circuitous path back
to another door of the castle and re
entered without the knowledge of auy
of the inmates.
We four remained In silence, en
joined by the king, and In the course
of an hour the princess, supposing ev
ery one had gone, came downstairs and
walked Into the room where we were
It was a scurvy trick, and I felt a
contempt for the men who bad planned
lt. I could see that Mary's first Im
pulse was to beat a hasty retreat back
Into her citadel, the bed, but in truth
She had in her makeup very little dis
position to retreat. She was clear grit.
What a man she would have made!
Hut what a crime it would have been
in nature to have spoiled so perfect a
woman. How beautiful she was! She
threw one quick, surprised glance at
her brother and his companions and,
lifting up her exquisite head, careless
ly hummed n little tune under her
breath as she marched to the other end
of the room will) a gait that Juno her
self could not have improved upon.
I saw the king smile, half In pride of
her and half in amusement, and the
Frenchman's little eyes feasted upon
Ihm- beauty with a relish that could not
Henry and the ambassador spoke a
word in whispers when the latter took
a box from a huge side pocket and
started across the room toward Mary
wit'.i the king at his heela.
Her side was toward them when they
came up, but sin* kept her nttitude as
If she bad been of bronze. She had
taken up a book that was lying on the
table and was examining It as they
Do Lougueville held the box in his
hand, and. bowing and scraping, said
In br?d;en English, "Permit to nie. most
gracious princess, that I may have the
honor to offer on behalf of my august
master this little testament of his high
admiration and love." With, this ho
bowed again, smiled like n crack In a
piece of old parchment and held his
box toward Mary. It was open, prob
ably in the hope of enticing her with
a si^ht of its contents?a beautiful dia
She turned her face ever so little and
took It all In with one contemptuous,
sneering glance out of the corners of
her eyes. Then, quietly reaching out
her hand, she grasped the necklace and
deliberately dashed It in poor old Do
"There Is my answer, sir! Go homo
and tell your imbecile old master I
scorn his suit and hate him?hate him
?hate html" Then, with the tears fall
ing unheeded down her cheoks: "Mas
ter Wolsey, you butcher's cur, this
trick was of your conception. Tho oth
ers had not brains enough to think of
it. Are you not proud to have out
willed one poor heartbroken girl? Hut
beware, sir! I tell you now I will bo
quits with you yet or my name is not
There la a limit to tho best of femi
nlne nerve, and nt that limit should
always bo found a flood of healthful
tears.' Mary had reached It when she
threw the neeklaco and shot her bolt
at Wolsey, so she broke down and has
tily left the room.
The king of course was beside him
self with rage.
"Hy God's soul," be sworo, "she shad
murry Loula of Franco or I will have
her whipped to death on the Hmlth
fleld pillory!" And In his wicked heart
?so impervious to a single lasting good
Impulse - he really meant it.
Immediately after this, the king, Do
Lougueville and Wolsey set out for
I remained behind hoping to see tho
girls, and after a short time a pago
plucked me by tho sleeve, saying the
princess wished to see me.
Tho page conducted mo to the same
room In which had been fought the bat
tle -with Mary in bed. The door had
been placed on its hinges again, but
the bed was tumbled as Mary had left
it, and the room was In great disorder.
"Oh, Sir Edwin," began Mary, who
was weeping, "wns ever woman In
Stich frightful trouble? My brother Is
killing mo. ('nn ho not see that I could
net live through a woek of this mar
riage? And I have been deserted by
all my friends, too, excepting Jane.
She, poor thing, cannot loave."
"You know I would not go," said
Jane pnrenthettcally. Mary continued,
"You, too, have been home an entire
week nud have not been near me."
I began to soften at the sight of her
grief and concluded with Brandon that,
after all, her beauty could well cover
A multitude of sins, perhaps even this,
her great transgression against him.
Tin? princess was trying to check her
weeping nnd In a moment took up tho
thread of her unfinished sentence:
"And Master Brandon, too, left with
out so milch as sending me ono little
word- not a Ufte nor a syllable. lie
did not como near me, but went off as
if I did not euro?or he did not. Of
course he did not care or he would not
have behaved so, knowlug I was In so
much trouble. I did not see him at all
after-one afternoon In tho king's?
about a week before that awful night
in London, except that night, when I
was so frightened I could not speak
one win.I of all the things 1 wished
This sounded strange enough, and I
began more than ever to suspect some
thing wrong. I, howover, kept ns Arm
u grasp ns possible upon the stock of
iudlguatlon I had brought with mo.
"How did you expect to see or bear
from him," asked I, "when he was ly
ing In a loathsome dungeon without
one ray of light, condemned to be
banged, drawn and quartered because
of your selfish neglect to save him who
at the cost of half his blood and al
most his life had saved so much for
Her eyes grew big, and the tears
were checked by genuine surprise.
I continued: "Lady Mary, no one
could have made me believe that you
would stand back and let the niuu to
whom you owed so great a debt lie so
long in such misery and be condemned
to such a death for the act that Haved
you. I could never have believed it I"
"Imp of hell!" screaked Mary. "What
tale Is this you bring to torture me?
Have 1 not enough already? Tell me
It Is a lie or l will have your miserable
little tongue torn out by the root!"
"It Is no He, princess, but nn nwful
truth and a frightful shame to you."
I was determined to tell her all and
let her see herself as she was.
She gave a hysterical laugh and,
throwing up her hands with her accus
tomed little gesture, fell upon the bed
In utter abandonment, shaking as with
a spasm. She did not weep; she could
not; she was past that now. Jane went
over to the bed and tried to soothe her.
In a moment Mary sprang to her feet,
exclaiming: "Master Itraiulon con
demned to death, and you and I here
talking and moaning and weeping!
Come, come; we will go to the king ut
once. We Will start to walk, Edwin?1
must be doing something ? and Jane
can follow with the horses and over
take us. No; I will not dress; Just as
I am; this will do. Bring me a hat,
Jane-any one, any one." While put
ting on hat and gloves hIic continued:
"I will see the king at once nnd tell
him all all! I will do anything. I
will marry that old king of Franco or
fo''ty kings or forty devils! It'b oil
one to me. Anything, anything, to
save htm! Oh, to think that he has
been In that dungeon all this time!"
And the tears came unheeded In a del
She was under such headway nnd
spoke and moved so rapidly that I
could not stop her until sho wns nearly
ready to go: then I held her by the arm
while I said:
"It is not necessary now. You uro
A look of horror came Into her face,
and i continued slowly: "I procured
Brandon's rclcnso nearly a week ago.
I did what you should have done, and
he is now at our rooms in Greenwich."
Mary looked at me a moment and,
turning pale, pressed her hands *o her
heart and leaned against the door
After a short silence she said: "Ed
win Caskoden fool! Why could you
not have told mo that at first 7 I
thought my brain would burn nnd my
"I should have told you had you giv
en me time. As to the pain it gave
you"?this wos the last charge to my
large maga/.Ine of indignation?"I care
very little about that. You deserve it.
I do not know what explanation you
have to offer, but nothing can excuse
you. An explanation, however good,
would hnve been little comfort to you
hnd Hraudon failed you in Billingsgate
She had fallen into n chair by this
time and sat In reverie, staring nt noth
ing. Then the tears came again, but
"You aro right; nothing can excuso
me. I am the most selfish, ungrateful,
guilty creature ever born. A whole
month in that dungeon!" And she
covered her drooping face with her
"Go oway for awhile, Edwin, and
then return. We Bhull want to seo you
again," said Jane.
Upon my return Mary was more
composed. Jane bad dressed her hair,
nnd she wns sitting on the bed In her
rldlug habit, hat in hand. Her fingers
were nervously toyiug nt the ribbons
nnd her eyes cast down.
"You nre surely right, Sir Edwin. I
have no excuse. I can hnve none, but
I will tell you how it was. You re
member the day you left mo In the
Waiting reeir: of the king's council,
when they were discussing my mar
riage without ono thought of me, ns
if I were but a slavo or a dumb brute
that could not feel?" She began to
weep n little, but boou recovered her
self. "While waiting for you to re
turn the Duke of Buckingham came in.
I knew Henry was trying to soil me to
tho French king, and my heart was
full of'trouble? from more causes thun
you can know. All tho council, espe
cially that butcher's son, were urging
him on, and Henry himself was anx
ious that tho marrlugo should be
brought about. He thought It would
strengthen him for the Imperial crown.
He wants everything and is ambitious
to be emperor. Hmperor! Ho would
cut a pretty figure! I hoped, though,
I should he nble to Induce him not to
sacrifice mo to his selfish interests, as
I have done before, but I know only
too well It would tax my powors to the
utmost this time. I knew that If I did
anything to anger or to antngoniKo him
it would he nil nt an end with mo. You
know he Is so exacting with other peo
ple's conduct for ono who Is so careless
of his own so virtuous by proxy. You
remember how cruelly ho disgraced
and crushed poor Lady Chesterfield,
who was In Bitch troublo about her hus
band und who went to Groucho's only
to learn If ho were true to her. Henry
seems to be particularly sensitive in
that direction. One would think It
was In tho commandments, 'Thou shalt
not go to Grouehe's.'
"Well, I knew I could do nothing
with Henry If ho once learned of that
visit, especially ns It resulted so fa
tally. Oh, why did I go? Why did I
go? That wns why I hesitated to tell
Henry at once. I was hoping somo oth
er way would open whereby I might
save Charles?Master Brandon. Whllo
I was waiting olong came tho Duke of
Buckingham, and as I knew he was
popular in London and had almost as
much Influence there as the king a
thought came to me that he might help
"I knew that ho and Master Brandon
had psRsed a few angry words at one
time In my ballroom- you remember
but i also ktfew thnt the duke was in
in love with me, you know, or pretend
felt Hin?? i could by n little flattery ln
duoe iitm to do auythlng. IIo was ai
ways protesting thai ho w<>uM give
You arc too lute."
half his blouil to Borve mo. As if any.
body wanted a drop of Ids wretched
blood. Poor Master Brandon. His
blood" and tears came, choking her
words for the moment. "So i told tbo
duke I bad promised you und Jane to
procure Master Brandon's liberty, and
asked bin? to do It for me. He gladly
consented and gave me bis knightly
word that it should be attended to
without an hour's delay. He said it
might have to be done seerelly in the
way of an escape not officially?tt8 the
Londoners were very Jealous of their
rights and much aroused on account of
the killing. Especially, he said, that at
that time great caution must be used,
as the king was anxious to conciliate
the city In order to procure a loan for
some purpose- my dower, I suppose.
"The duke said It should be as I
wished; that Master Brandon should
escape and remain away from London
for a few weeks until the king pro
cured his loan and then be freed by
"I saw Buckingham the next day, for
I was very anxious, you may be sure,
and he said the keeper of Newgate bad
told him it had been arranged the
night before as desired. I had come
to Windsor because it was more quiet,
and my heart was full. It Is quite a
distance from London, and 1 thought
it might afford a better opportunity to
? to see I thought, perhaps Master
Brandon might come- might want to -
to?see Jane and me. In fact. I wrote
him before I left Greenwich that I
should be here. Then I beard be had
gone to New Spain. Now you see how
all my troubles have como upon me at
once, and this the greatest of them,
because it is my fault. I can nsk no
forgiveness from any one, for I cannot
She then Inquired about Brandon's
health and spirits, and I left out no
distressing detail, you may be sure.
During my recital she sat with down
east oyos and tear stained face playing
With the rjphnns of her hat.
When I1 was ready to go, she said.
"Please say to Master Brandon I should
like to- see him if he cares to come,
if only that I may tell him bow It hap
"I greatly fear, In fact, I know he
will not come," said I. "The crudest
blow of all, worse even than the dun
geon or the sentence of death, was
your failure to save him. He trusted
you so Implicitly. At tho time of bis
arrest he refused to allow me to tell
tin; king, saying he knew you would
Ree to It that you were pure gold."
"Ah, did he say that?" she asked, as
a sad little smile lighted her face.
"His faith was so entirely without
doubt that his recoil from you Is cor
respondingly great. He goes to New
Spain as soon as bis health is recovered
sufficiently for him to travel."
This sent the last Heel; of color from
her face, and with the words almost
choking her throat, "Then tell him
What I have said to you and perhaps
he will not feel so"?
"1 cannot do that either, Lady Mary.
When I mentioned your name the other
day, he said he would curse me If 1 ev
er spoke it again in his hearing."
"Is It so bad as that?" Then, medita
tively: "And at his trial he did not tell
tho reason for the killing? Would not
compromise mo, who had served him
so 111, even to save his own life? Noble,
noble!" And her Hps went together as
she rose to her feet. No tears now;
nothing but glowing, determined wo
"Then I will go to him wherever ho
may be. Ho shall forgive me, no mat
ter what my fault."
Soon after this we were o:, our way
to Txnidon at a brisk gallop.
We were all very silent, but at ono
time Mary spoke up from the midst of
a reverie: "During the moment when I
thought Master Brandon had been exe
cuted when you said It was too late
It aeemed that I waft born again and all
made over; that I was changed In the
very texture of my nature by tho
shock, as they say the grain of the Iron
cannon is sometimes changed by too
violent an explosion." And this proved
to be true In some respects.
Wo rode on rapidly and did not stop
in London except to give the horses
After crossing the bridge Mary said,
half to Jane and half to herself, "I will
uevof marry tho French k'ng never."
Mary was but a girl pitied against a
body of brutal men, two of thein rulers
of the two greatest nations on earth?
rather heavy odds for one woman.
We rode down to Greenwich and en
tered the palace without exciting com
ment, as the princess w;$ in the habit
of coming and going at will.
The king and queen and most of the
courtlera were In London at Bridewell
House and Bay mini's castle, whero
Henry was vigorously pushing the
loan of oOO.OOO crowns for Mary's dow
ei, the only business of state In which
at that time he took any active Inter
est. Subsequently, as you know, he be
came Interested In the divorce laws
0' ' tho various methods whereby a
man, especially a king, might rid him
self of a distasteful wife, and after he
saw the truth In Anne Boleyn's eyes ho
adopted a combined policy of church
and state craft that has brought us a
deal of senseless trouble ever since and
is like to keep It up.
As to Mary's dower, Henry was to
pay i.oiiin only 400,000 crowns, but he
made the marriage an excuse for an
extra 100,000 to bo devoted to his own
When we arrived nt the palace the
girls went to their apartments and 1
to mine, where I found Brandon read
ing. There was only one window to
our common room?a dormer window
set into tho roof and reached by a lit
tle passage as broad as the window it
self and perhaps a yard and n half
long. In the alcove thus formed was
h bench along the wall, cushioned by
Brandon's great campaign cloak. In
this window we often sat and read, and
here was Brandon with his book. I had
Intended to tell him the girls were cotu
i *S?jl ??X .wbeu Mary asked tf I
thought lie Would come to tier at the
palace, aud when I hnil again said no,
she reiterated her Intention of golug
to htm .a ?ncej but my courage fulled
me and I did not ?peak of It.
I knew that Mary ought not to come
to our room, and that If news of It
should reach the king's ears thero
would he more ?ml worse trouble than
ever, und ns usual Brandon would pay
the pennlty for nil. Then again, If it
were discovered it might seriously com
promise both Mary and .lane, as the
world is full of people who would rath
er say and believe an evil thing of an
other than to say their prayers or to
believe the holy creed.
I bad suld ns much to the Lady Mary
when she expressed her determination
to go to Brandon. She had been In the
wrong so much of late that she was
humbled, and I was brave enough to
say whatever I felt, but she said she
bad thought It all over, and as every
one was away from Greenwich It
would not be found out if done se
She told Jane she need not go; that
she, Mary, did not want to take nny
risk of compromising her.
June would have gone, though, had
she known that all her fair name would
go with her. She was right, you see,
when she told me while riding over to
Windsor that should Mary's love blos
som into a full blown passion she
would wreck everything and every
body. Including herself perhaps, to at
tain the object of so great a desire.
It looked now as if she weiv on the
highroad to that end. Nothing short
of chains and fetters could have kept
her from going to Brandon that even
ing. There was an inherent force about
her that was Irresistible and swept
everything before It.
In our garret she was to meet anoth
er will, stronger and Infinitely better
controlled than her own. and I did not
know how it would all turn out.
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