Newspaper Page Text
Ui eg dter and Catholic Messenger.
saw @BL& J SUUrvI'A . AUoGUST 1 et. 15. " vv the* g-ue - ha Un I now not by what right I am thus que-ionad , osed,d" rejoined Gervase. . ion, the a /oso r o a pr wpewh g -- y the rght. aeir, of the King's ommito ole d the peae"eT retorted his uncle. ' Where dei is trasou lurking through the land, t ith Behoves him Majesty's justices of the peaoe to hit eego oeven private relationship in each emer- tu meemy, and I can tell you that your belua-my dis ephew will not save you from aberth in Wor- t ase Castlu if you are found tamperiOg with bind hoea traitors to the reim. I require ou in h Is alose what yon have seen and tbeardip othe ra oL eOs of the resountu" hew a "Th I refuse to do, even at the cost-of my ýp , iti itelf ," answered our hero boldly. " I will me eml, vonoeh for this, whih I am prepared to n o . swet to. that I neitheb heard nor saw any- a vie loMa saoring Of treason either at Harvigtoon th oeiseek Not one word was uttered which He eased he constructed into treason. I was be- to witsd on my joorsy. and soougn t hoeoitait whit w------ eso.e*_.th. iT w entartied as soy mis ewegern might be." .oor "And there you met Mietress Clara and Master Jobnson the prieest 1" persisted tboos- that Wse, with a chuckle at hawing succeeded in dote ainrine the iaformation.he required. tooc "I met with no treason, and nothing favor- oce ~ig of it," rejoined tie nephew. PO.P Noyh perdon me,"-qotn his uncale "you ad m e with a Popish priest, whose presence isin illef an sat of treason, seeing be is In this on a realm into deanoe of the law aend is subject to me 0 S.penalty o d th. Dfd~lou hear him say bo 1 I met no Master Johnson at nHaringten" returned Oervase. "ando, being no Catholic, I uffa am not likely to know about the ase. I have already said that even if you send me to Wor- sons oeeter Castle, or to the scaffrld itself, I wrill not utter more than I have said--to wit, that I a d wltnessed nothing savoring of treason at either Ar house in which I entered." le not At this conjulctre the stranger roseand let whispered something into the ear of Soquire ho Townahend. sor SYou met apriest at Harvington, who was me the same you fiet at ioshock ?" said the leatter i after a shaor pause. "These rascals have an alie to their naues. You saw Johnson at yo Squirs Finch's, and you had already met him at Dame ate'sr, may be under another name.ho Deny that on your oath, if you dare!" a;n By this time ervase was thqroughly on hias enl mettle, and determined to suffer any penalty ig rather than betray his friends. you "Uncle Henry. " he said. "I came hither on owl Svisit to my kinsfolk, knowing nothing of that your shire and its conflicts. I am a cavalier, and was brought up to believe that no gentle, me.' man can honestly betray those who have "an bownl him hospitality ; and I tll you fairly that I refuse to answer any further questions si you may be pleaeed to put to me. I you feno ehocae to send me to Worerster astle, you are you no doubt free to do so. Otherwise I abell e dod you to allow me to depart to my own county, da as my opinions are not likely to prove other- Are wise than dstutsteful to you and yours. It- call gtit the day when I was Induced to obtrude by myself into a house where I am so obnoxious. The Jostice was rather perplexed at beinD o thus addressed, for he had not qite attaine wh to esuoh degree of ancient Roman virtue as ton render him really indifferent to oommitting his oung kinsman to gaol for the sake of frtter- ten tug his oountry's weal, his object having sinm- roc ply been to terrify him into a confess on which sal would be serviceable to the object he had in wil uand. do "I had always heard," he replied, " that th your father ad brought you up in his High t lburch cavalier notions, but I never thought rat that you would have been beguiled into tree-.w eon and Papistry--a eirouataooe whieh, if he ob, bad livred, he wodld have deplored as muoh ar d I d. You seem to have Imbibed vet false o $- dons of a gentleman's sentiments of honor, If ho you consider yourself warranted in abetting those who are no otherwise than criminals in the eye of the law. If you had been, as you to call it, hospitably. treated by a band of high- e waymen and murderers. I suppose, forsooth, an you would have deemed it dishonorable to give hi evIdence against them, even to save the lives e f honest o ncitisena " in "A tritar's office is always dishonorable," retrned Gervase, looking at the wretched in dividual who sat wincing by the side of Mr.w' Townahend; "and I can oouneive no meaner r ..ore despicable part than that played by , one of your so-called Catholics, who picks up information in the houses of hi friends, and employs another to dole it out for the sake of betraying them." b "o B heavens, sir! ' quoth the Jostles, rising from his seat and thumping the table with his fiSt, "I don't want to hbear your abuse of my friend hee, and I will not snffer any truckler to Papiatry to remain in my house. 1 warn b Ion that you are watched, and advise you to ea s this county without delay, since therel1 are those who will take care that my words t a a no vain threat, and will find you a lodging in Worceter Castle. You had best prick yur f Sspre into your steed, and buhnrry from our seilhborhood forwith. oSuch is my counsel. It is late in the day now, and I do not wish to be unhospitable, wherefore you shall tarry hare to-night and start homeward at break of day. My son Harry is going to London ; but having busilnes with a friend at Worcester, he can thence journey with you on your way, and sae yo past the cooflnes of the shire." " y. Uncle Henry," returned Sacheverill haughtily. " I will not accept even a night's lodging where I am eo unwelcome a guest. Were it dark as pitch I would not spend another hour where I am thus scouted and dis owned. I beg you give my duty to my kins folk, and suffer me to give orders for my hack ney and pack my valise." Thus speaking, he made a low but formal bow, end retreated towards the door. There was a dignity and determination in his de. meanor which acnted s a restraint upon the Justice, who already half repented of his threats; but being too proud to retract or apologise, he suffered him to depart, merely esa* ig : ' A you will, Gervase, and may God protect you." In the ball Saohsverill fell in with Harry, who doubtles peroeived his gushed and an gered look, and oonequentily approached him F'ItL unusual oaution, laying his hand upon his "Aht Couin Oervue, you will carry off a sorrl reeoolltion of your Woroestershire kins folk.s ndI fer it may be long years ere. you honor Zimley agqain ;but the Justice is as starch a Peritan as any cunting irooside of Old Nell's, when you oome to scrape his tender parts. He isn e with ms wellnigh as with yourself sinoe he hath found out that I was in our secret touching your call at Ruqhoek ;for I wa forced to let the oat out of the bag to save you from being dubbed a liar. He bath ordered me to Londoo, to settle down onoe more atmy law studies in the Middle Temple, whloh I had given up some yeare since fer the , ploughhar, bhot now muet resume in eanet, us hbe eith, in order to qoalify me for admin strating instead of breaking the law, for so acoth. ¶ am loath enough to quit the hounds and foxes, but he sbhll not se my. faes agli for many a long year after the rting whioh hs -. gate me. I will pay him out by olapping on a Ieriwig, and turning oourtier at his cost, and Jaking myself a bettor lawyer than he is ere I have done. We will meet In London any - ow." a 0n hearing that Sachevorlll wa bent upon :- S· tdeparture. hs sought to prevail upon t; (to remain until the morro., we thenty .. m oe toetha erut, ad trf im inex ·i. ob h ·bl caWrarr Ix. rill's Gerrse at 'orcester a bel Until be was outeide the park gates, Gervase dowi had ecarcely given a thought to hie detina carry tion, his only consideration having been to get ed by elear of hile unoole's domain, and place dietance he wi between himelft and the noonegenial insfoAlk being with whom be bad been thrown. He allowed bed, his nag to follow its own bent, and the beast ertiol turned to the left and sauntered slowly in the At direction of the village. He had not gone ltoge very far before he heard the gate swaring to be- who hind him, and oaugol the sound of horses' feet in a In his rear. It wan too dark to ae many pa- aio. Sore backward and yet he felt oonvinced that self he was followed, for when he halted his snp- feig noed pursuers did the oeame. It occurred to ae h1im at once that hie uncle most have o rged hlise Sone or mor to dodge his orse, posibly with lo a view of asertlaining whether he tooreog for a with the reousant at nsbock or Harvington. on fi h He reoilvd to olreumvent them in this, if only dete ,. to save hbi beloved Clara from the peril in the c which he foresaw that any rs on hie prt gala y might tend to nvolve her. ftler ma ew mo -d lef .o t on. during which rhe puToed his 01 d corse at foot's pace n or er to r that he was not deeirved in his eonpicions. he thetr a determined to turn round and face is hither- id to invisible escort, treating them as if he were will Sunconscious of their object. He effected his the purpose so suddenly that his foremost pursuer theo b bad no time to beata retreat. bis S Halloo! master," be cried accosting a man be a ison a gray hackney, "you can perchance direct Tim me on my trck for Worcester, whither I am " oned. am a stranger to these parte." at you were following in the opposite direction. su I Sffdr me to guide ynu on yonr way." s Gervase bad already recognized in the per- rbe r- sonage who was addressing him, the individ- prot Sal whom he had left in hi ncle's j atice-room yo a short time before. yoa 'r I shall not need your services, for if I am ha not mistaken, you are the gentleman whom I in ,d left not an boar since with Squire Towns- him w head," returned Sacheverill in a voice so ex- ford presaive of disgust as to cause the other to as- Nov r same an apologetic air. Iane " I crave pardon," he returned cringingly, mac Sn"but we came by desire of your unole to offer yea t youn our guidance." oo Se" I am truly thankful for my kinsman's fore- any e. thought in my behalf," rej ined ervaae with fall amseer, "but I would sooner he had ant ate for Sany other guide than the traitor who had Pao sought to rain me in his estimation by ratail- tar ty ing his dastard brother's eavesdroppings. Sir, you will best consult my onvenienoe and your yoo own safety by pursuing some other road than was of that which I shall follow." Her tr, "hese sarvanta of youe annle's are with low e- me," returned the fellow in a craven voice, can vs "ond they will show yonr honor on your way. as y ' Ha," you dare not fa me alone I see. You s skulk after me followed by two varlets to de. " on fend you," answered Sacheverill."b I give Tis Syo and them due warning that I will not be in I Sdodged upon my route, and that the first that ty, dares to disobey my commands shall rue it. asi SAre you my uncle's servants? bhe continued, re- calling to two horsemen who were drawn up toe de by the side of the path. doi r" Yes, year honor," replied a man, whose my ° voice he reoognized as that of a groom, with bei whom be had freqoently conversed in the to stableyard at Elmley. t his "eDid Squire Townhbend charge yon to at- ie er- tend on this sirrab in older to track my 'scoarse i" demanded Garvase. If so, you may tri ihsave yourselves the pains, as 1 a reolved I eel win ill not be followed by this crouching renega- ye at do without crossing rapiers with him, even hi though ye be three to one." ar h " Please your worship, Master Sacheverill," as gut returned the groom in a supplicatory tone, ea- "we Jhonld not for the world that any harm re be hbould befall your bonor; but the squire or- er as drd us to follow this gentlemano and attend Son his behests, and we are but servants, your as if honor knows." in ing " I know that my good fellow, nor do I blame a Syon, and if yon choose to guide me on my way yo to Worcester, I will not only accept your good b igh'l floe, bat will repay you fir yoer trouble," it th, answered the youth ; "only first sfer me to t ise have it fairly out with this fellow, to whom I h ives owe a grudge for his dastardly conduct in seek. t ing to betray me by his underhand reports " g 'e" Your honror speaketh fair," quoth the - groom, "for if the genleIman bath done your p Mr. worship an ill-Lotur, it were, doubtless, but v Juer just that you should settle with him as be- 11 i by oometh one gentjeman with another." 1 up The night was so dark that Gervase lost o and sight of the gray steed while conversing with e ae of the groom, and when he turned tolook for it, I he could no longer perceive it in the road. a Sria "Now, Master Rogers, I call on you to settle t his this little matter between us," he exclaimed. t Imy To this there was no response. kler " Methinkse, your honor," said the third rn horseman (who had hitherto been in the beck- i a to ground) in a jocose and chckliong tone, "the t here gentleman bath spared your honor all further o rords trouble on that score, for I beard him trot by a wgiug me on the sward scarce two minutes since, as your fast as b coulfl tear." our Ha. hal your honor," cried the other groom laughing, "he ksowed discretion, as they say, I ws to the better half'o valor, and to say the tarry troth I never thought the gentleman would a of show much fight, for them turncoats never I but come to no good. in my thinking, your wor. r,he ship; I'd liefer see a downright Papist any ,and day!" lie ie not worth following, or we might pursue him," rijoined Gervahe. "i " Your honor would not overtake him if ye uest. did, for the road branches into three, an-d he spend will skulk nil" to Kidderminster or Bewdley, d dins and hide in his hole, for them weasels only oins- one out in the dusk, when they can fall upon hack- their prey without being trapped." '" Well, here is something for you to quaff a ormal bumper to my health, good fellows," said There 8acheverill, trusting a crown into the groom's is de- hand, "and I will thank you to put me in the io the way for Worcester, where I will take up my f his lodging for the night, as I am uncertain of my lot or movements, .nd may jvuruy on toward Lou orely don to-morrow since my cousin tiarro tells me he is bound thither." rotet This sudden determination was prompted by policy, for it had occurred to Oervsse that be arry, must throw his antenoffo the scent of any nlte ad an' rior movements In the direction of Reshook or d him Harvingten, for that all preent endeavor to o h visit those plces would certainly he attended with peril to Mi s Finch. off a The squire's servants were but too .wel skins' pleased with his generosity to offer the alght 'isyou est opposition to his request, and after con ls a ducling him safely au far as Clalnues where ofOld they retired into a wayside hostelry to drink tender his beltb, they left him to pursue his course s ith toward the Foregate of Woroester. Before wa in parting with the fellows, Oervase again treat for ed them to a parting gift, intrnsting them bag to with a message to his cousin ltarrv that he e bath shonld lodge at the sign of the King's Head at once Worcester, and await him in that city ere he 'em pi, prosecuted his journey. rer te The night had become starlight, and the auest, mad was tolerably straight by the tythiug of admin'88. Oewald's to the Foregate, through which b, for- he obtained admittance into the city, inquir honds ing his way of the watchmen to the principal again inn, which stood in theHigh Street, or ground tich he now oooupied by the Market Hal. It was ig on a within two hours of midnight, and the streets at, and were without lights. The light of the stars isine nevertheles enabled him to diseera the old ay.C roes within the Foregato, and as he pursned his way beneath the projectieng eaves of the t upon pistureoqne gabled house in the High Street, Iapen he bethought him of those famous dlds of a they prowes during the civil wars which bad en aleer' derd Wormetr to the heart of evsr pedI cavaUri ear igiibr it the wall.merited appe, itar- Itio oa the "Vl thftl City," i~ ~ ~~?g c d lmk mrou~ ril's summonjecraiul a Iasthorn In his band ton.. to take possesson of his stead. The manrang lien, a bell whib, after oonsiderabledelay, brought old f down a cbambermaid who aseiated Gervase to " T carry his saddlebags to a room already tenant- reena ed by more than one snoring goaest. Although ed e he was hungry after his long ride, the larder faith being closed. be was forced to go supperlesas to " bed, suffooently fatigued with his day's a- repli ertions to fall into a profound slumber. Graf At an early hour he was awoke by a dia- di lo us between two persons in the chamber, B whose earnest discourse fell on bis ears while may in a half somnolent: state, yet sufelently con- pries silons to obsetrve them without betraying him- woou self. Indeed he at once reoloaed his eyes and keen feigned still to be asleep, so that when they hean subsequently looked towards him. they be- I sL lisred that he was slumbering. They were oerna clothing themselves and apparently preparig are for a journey. The one was a man verging up on fifty, with vigorous frame and a coarse but their determined expreemion of coontenance, while in ti the other was a younger individual with an- kI gnlar features and a look of sharp conning kot about him, giving him a repulsive aspect. Wh "You must post off to Wolverhamptoon and ... .-...• -ba.6t yu" o If they oat them on " teheir trial in a batch, so long as these is th evidence against the principals the accesaories the will be convioted without much ado," quoth I tr the elder speaker. "I can almost swear to cona their rector here, although I canpot well recall pck his features now, but I make no doubt but that forte be must have been with Jwers al Leweon at we Tixall." "I doubt it." replied the other, "for be we4 hath never quitted Worareter for these three wee ears ast, save only to go to the consolts, or YOU' such i e n Lnon. "How know you this?" inquired his com- tan rade fiercely. "Remember that the guerdon I pay. promised you dependeth on your loyalty. If thou you take part with theserecusante I shall hold mor you for a Papist. Yo} most find out that he he h bath been in 8taffordthire. He hath a brother take in the county of Nottingbam, and to visit ings him he must needs have passed through Staf- bold fordshbire, so ten to one he was at Taxall Now mark me, master, I'll tell you eow the Ger land lies. There are good pickings to be rati made out of this Popish plot and I'll secure you a good birth and five hundred pounds to thri boot if yon bring this Father Anthony, or ii any others, to the gallows; but should yonu tell fail me there is another fete in store for ion, him for you have had sufficient dealings with the oes I Papists to hang and quarter you if I choose to ore turn upon you." ove " Do you mistrust me, Master Dagdale, that of you speak so vehemently " said the other. "I aim was tellingyou the truth toucehing this Father emi Rector. that you might judge What line to fol- re; low. He is a well known Popish priest and can be hanged for saying Mas at Worcester. pi as well as at Tixall." ret "I know that, you fool," rejoined Dagdale; "but I have my reasons for proving him at 4d e Tizall, and you must show him to have been ind e in Staffordshire." an "t'e he the only one you care to bear of " gi . asked the younger personage. t i I, "The Provincal, Ewer; aye, and Gavan n p too, are all to be aoounted conspirators, no the doubt, and any hints you can pick ap will serve me e my turn, but I would saddle this Turner with tri h being at Tixall," replied Dagdlle. pi A "Then Master Rogers will not help us in pr this strait, touching what I told you last night!" 'i - inquired his ompanion.al -y " O. as to that priest, Johnson, he may bh ,y track him out and hang him down here at Wor- fr I cester, but if you want to earn your guerdon en a- you must hasten off to Sttfllirdshire and do my in bidding," returned Dagdale. " IInsh ! there, in are you sure that fellow in the bed is fast VI I," asleep 1" ", lie sleepeth like a top, I'll vouch for it," t im returned the other omil clee up to Sachev. to r- erill's bed and listening. d " Or else a few inches of cold steel might be re ur safer than to be overheard," rejoined Doagdale fo in a whisper; " but if he sleeps, 'tie well, let n Us os be gone." t ay Gervase was more than once on the point of od betraying himself, and as soon as he had heard tl a," them descend the stairs he sprang up and has- L to tened on his attire. The conversation which 10 SI he had overheard was for the most part unio- a hk- telligible to him, but it nevertheless served to w give him an insight into ttle widespread maohi- n be nations of the conspiracy to root out the Pa- w ur pists from the realm, under the plea of con rat vioting them of a gigantic plot to murder the i be- King, and to upeet the Protestant religion. o0 T'ere was, however, one portion of it which d Met came thoroughly home to himself, and that d ith was the allusion to himself and to Father Wall, ti it, and he vainly considered what he could do to a assist the latter in escaping from the foes by I tle whom he was beset. He then began to think . how he could save Clara from the danger to n which abshe was exposed, for some keen twinges h ird of jealousy led him to foresee the manifold and .ck- intricate meshes with which his rival might s the be inclosing her in order to secure her for his t her prey. While he was donning his accotre by meots he heard the sound of horses' feet in as the courtyard below, and looking through the diamond lattice he saw the two individuals 1 wom who had lately left his chamber mounting I say, their horses and sallying from the inn. He 0 the was painfully sensible of his inability to not, lid and yet he felt that he could not tear himself iver away from the shire without at least making t or- an endeavor to circumvent Mias Finch's ene- " any mies. On descending to the geesten chamber, to partake of a hearty breakfast of bread and i Ight cold beef with a flagon of ale, he enquired of mine host touching the name and quality of ye the gnuest who had lately departed, but with he out obtaining any satisfactory informatiot . ley, The latter declared them to be men of law, or anly such like, traveling on business connected with pon the Popish plot, but avouched that he knew them not, and was ignorant of their destina iffa tion. said "Our shire," he said, " abounds in recJsants, mm's and they will have their nauds full to hunt the them up, and, to soy the truth. I were as lief my they would leave these good folk alone, for my there be among them as worthy onstomers as Lou- any in these parts. and true gentlemen to boot, me who pay their reckonings as honestly as any of the King's lieges-aye, and in their time, d by they gave their lives and fortunes to uphold it he his Msjest's cause when it was desperate, as I lts can avoucnoh, who have dwelt in Worcester, man Sor and boy, for the last fifty years and more." r to "Are there many Catholics in this oity ?"' ded enquired Oervase. " There may, doubtless, be a sprinkling of ell them in the city, although to tell you which ight- they be, I could not do so, for they carry it not con- upon their foreheads, I can tell yon, in aosuch here times as thse-savinog certain tnrnooate who rink would sell their mothers for a mesof porridge. orse Maybe, sir, you know more sbout it than I do, fore for I meddle not with other folks' concerns l" rest- ' I am a stranger in these parts," quoth tbem saheverill, "and know nought of the ooantry. st he I have heard much of your city and would d at gladly visit its curiosities." re he" A stranger i' asked the landlord. "Come you, sir, from north or south, if I might make I the free to ask; although from your speech I judge ug of you be from north of Trent?" hioh "TYes, I am from north of Trent, from D-rby qir- shire." ipal "Methought, sir, you had a twang of Lan n cashire or Yorkshire in your speech. Being was hither, you should see oar College Churoch and sets town, which, although I say it, are among the tars fairest in the realm by all account, since old many journey a hundred miles to view them." rsned Oervase was eager to obtain information I the ooncerning the Papist families in hopes of teet, learning something touching the especial idol Is of of his fanoy, and he bethoughthim of those he ien- bad heard named by Dora and his uncle. very "I there not a e plane belongnlog to pel- Squire Abinldou apigh the adty P' he asked. SHindlip Huss is sioe foear miles hence. idel ToYr heLer ia i have s mian B - tone. "There be one of your true old cave- Minot liers, who is none the worse for holding to the grand old faith, in sooth!" ohoro SThen," returned Gervese, "be is one of the " Y reuensants. Are there any other wealthy land- retor ed eqsiree in these parts who hold by the same old gi faith r' e "A soqre or more scattered about the shire.' my pi replied the landlord. 'There be Talbot of little Grafton, Sheldon of Beoly, Wyntour of Ho- withb dingtoo, Dame Yate of Barrington, Fineh of ' Rushock, and a dozen more, many of whom torts may doubtless have their oratorise served by ed tb priests dwelling in hiding boles which you Tbi would find it hard to unearth, even were you angle keen upon the scent; but I speak only from whe hearsay for I know nought about themn and, s gee I said before, meddle not in other tolkse' con- court orns. God forbid! for I tell your hooor, they roine are like to be as good customers itf they had stood the way as well as the will, and would pay oat o their reckonings as freely as any of our gentry the 1 in thFs parts." on inch did "yo say ," quoth Gervae. "I Coa. know that name as a good cavalier methinks. abhes Where d welleth he i" se t "Finch of Rushock I" returned mine host ; set " why, his chief manor lieth down Kiddermin- him tered here and with there; seame farmia in Kmpey an e w e I trow. An upright gentleman as any in tsh wool country, and until his floes had run him out of- to c Spoket, a right od paymaster to boot. His m fortune, or what. is left of it, Ie like to ps whit away after his death, for they say his only she I daughter will inherit, and that she is bound to prees w da gentleman named Rogers, whose sire ote was a (Catholie lawyer of fair family, but this look Syung 'on is one 'o your trimmers who wart tsrrieth here as I know to my osut, for be rarely I I payeth his reckoning; indeed, the eqaire, faire i though out at elbows, bath paid it for him Gers I more than once. But since Lie old father died ings B he hath turned over a new lief forsooth, and "A r taken to the old man's money-bags and lend- quir t ings, besides he must have dropped into a tidy "I holding." mas "1 "Were doth that sirrah dwell " enquired mor e Gervase with a degree of impetuosity which face a rather startled thelsndlord. mel "e iBy Bewdley; the old lawyer carried on a be s o thriving trade among the Palpists," replied be I r mine host; "but perchance your honor can the n tell as much about that as I, for I only know Mol him as a customer who daliyeth here in Wor- dirv oester whenever there be horse-races and fairs A o or such like diversions. In those days he was ject over-handy both at dice' and cards, and scores left t of times must have pocketed enough to pay Max I nis debis, when he hath gone off feigning an don ur empty purse and craving respite from the law i- reckoning." fal d "The knave! I will not believe that Squire and r. Finch will suffer him to wed his daughter 1" she retorted Saoheverill. whl "Ah I she is as dainty and sweet a young bro a? damsel as ever I set eyes upon," rejoined the of in innkeeper. "But women are women after all, and are sometimes captivated by snoh soape " grases as that; indeed they like a fellow none the worse for having been a bit of a rake. in Buhob, your honor, is my humble experience of no the sexl Your sober, virtuous young gentle- a:l vs man hath no chance against a gay young re th truant like him. In these times, too, if he plays his stakes adroitly, he can secure his P in prize without hindrance, for he standeth well wt n t!" with the winning side, his brother having cise already joined the Protestant party. He hatn the but to step in and save his father-in-law's acres dir r- from the bailiffs and his lady from the pr- g on snivants, and thus his game were haply won. im y "Heaven forbid "' cried Gervase, endeavor- Bit re ing to smother the wrath which he felt. "The a st villain shall rue his audacity." "By St. George, I trow your honor knoweth t," the lady, and maybe I have spoken too freely Bv- touching these gentlefolk, for which I humbly wt S , ion..aniug no dis- se be respect," replied mine host, "for miai e' pet ale fore, I hold Squire Finch to be a true-born rec let cavalier despite his recusancy, which, seeing of, that as long as he had money in his purse he of was wont to spend it freely as became a gen rd tleman, is no concern of mine. For as to this as- London Plot, I believe it is hatched up by a too ich lot of these Parliament men to serve their ends aft in- and ost his Highness of York." These latter pa to words were uttered in a confidential tone, so as eas ,hi- not to be overheard by one or two stragglers Pa. who had lately entered the gneaten-room. on- Grvase had concluded his meal, and after - the inspecting his nag was preparing to visit the on. city and its curiosities, including the oathes ich dral and castle, to which the landlord had un bat dertaken to conduct him, when on issuing into all, the High Street he saw a couple of horsemao ,al approaching and presently heard himself by greeted by one of them: ink "Hallo, Cousin Gervase, I thank my stars r to that I have caught you up, or rather that you gem have tarried for me here," exclaimed Harry and Tewnehend, "for I was half afraid lest yon Sht should have given me the slip and trotted off his to some of your cavalier resorts." ire- Although Sacheverill more than half-wished it ln he had verfied his kinsman's surmise, he was the not dissatisfied to meet his jovial cousin, albeit nale he perceived a look of wonder on the face of dig mine host of the Keng's Head at the discovery He of his relationship with the young squire of act, Elmley Lovet. iself 'I was sallying forth to view the sights of ting the city," quoth our hero, 'and shall be well en- satisfied to visit them with you." ber, "All right; an you will come with me, coz, and to see the fairest of them all, so you give me d of your word you will not covet its possession," y of returned Harry with a smirk which gave ex ith- pression to his otherwise enigmatical speech. tiot . " But first I must tell you that I am the bearer r, or of kindly messages Irom those you have so with oavalierly treated. As to Dora, she wept her new eyes out when she beard you had gone with ,iua out a parting greeting to her, and came st break of day to my chamber and bade me say nts, a thousand things which I have forgotten. I bunt own you quitted the young woman with ':ttle lief ceremony, for women have hearts, and, though , for she be my sister, I'll voooh.for it you'll never re as find a prettier face or a bettarlass than Dora. boot, But the Justice was alone to blame in the any matter, and so I told her." lime, " I ought to have sought out my aunt and hold cousin ere I left, and the thought of this bath ,as I weighed upon me since," rejoined Gervase, wmn ho could not but feel flattered at the maiden's preference, "but rted as I was by Uncle Henry ity" I scarce knew what I did. What saith my aunt Aun " ng of "She bade me tell yon that you must not hioh take my father's wrath in evil part, and that t not she will always hold you in love and esteem, suob but warneth you to give up consorting with i who Papists, who,' she saith, seduooe us with their idge. words before we are aware. And theb she I do, uttered a long, pious speech laden with Scrip rmsl" ture texts, touhobing which, forsooth, my noth memory is doll, sinee it was so weakened in utry. my childhood through being setl to learn that rould famous book, "The Heave to Heavy-backed Christians," so abounding in Bible pbrases Come that I can now soarce recall a word of Holy make Writ." odge Having stalled his hackney, Harry walked off with his oousin in the direction of the Col orby legs Green. Viewed by daylight the streets of Worcester were wonderfully pioturesque, Lan- and Gervase thought he had never seen a more Beiog comely provincial city. The half-timbered g and gabled houses overhanging the causeways re g the tained their mediaval aspect, and the shops since made a better disply than was usual in em." country towns of the period. ation " Now, co, I dare say you want to see the s of Cathedsal Churh and all its monuments," q idol quoth Harry, "and if so I most commit you to s he the vergers, for I am bent on other game. I told you I would show you the fairest sight in g to all thie asity, and sol will if yo choose first to ed come with me to the College Close to pay a menue. visit to the I Bishops reglstrsr, one mim~ lsIer Thomas Vene." "Wha sl~hah. tat in~ SarJ ke Mineter wbi stood before them in all its grandeur. "Nethinks I never saw a Ader church. Bot I trust myself to your guldanoe." "Yea, cos, sad a good thought strlkes me," returned his companion, "for we will get the old gentleman to be your guide,.to ther, may be, with Mistress Belly, the while tprry with my pretty Molly in the aren, for I have a little word to tell her whicb were better said without a witness." "•' allo, Harry! Iis that your errand ?" re torted Gervmse laughing; "I rlght have guess ed there was a sweetheart iS the ease." Thu chatting they passed round the east angle of the Cathedral to Edgar'e Tower, where the Castle flanked the College Close, a green plot overshadowed by the ancient eoureh and its outbuildings. Between the roined walls of the old Castle and the cloisters stool some bouses, more or lews construoted out of the debris of the ancient monastery. At the Toor of a mansion adjoining the tower, young Towusbend knocked and asked for Counsellor Vernon. On hearing that he was absent at his lordship's palace, he begged to see the young ladies, and Gervase was pre sented to two comely damsels, who greeted him with a cordiality only surpassed by that Swith which they received his cousin. Strange lly=.-a theone whom he would have selected had he een calle upon to choose for Harry Townshend. She was a merry dark-eyed damsel, with rosy lips and white teeth, which she displayed. whenever she smiled, smiling being the habitual ex pression of her countenance. Mary, on the a other hand, was fair and wore a pensive look. She was doubtless pretty, but scarce warranted the raptures of her swain, at least, SmoGervse though.t. . I told my cousin l wonTld sior him the fairest sight in all Worcester city; didn't I 0 Servase ' quoth Harry, after the first greet I injgs were over. I "'Ad what is bat--onr college church '" en quired Mistress Nelly. y "By George! dost thou take my cousin for a mason, that be should care for stones and d mortar when he can contemplate such sweet h faces of flesh and blood as those I see before me 1" retorted Harry. "But I'll tell you how a be shall combine the two. If you, Belly, would d be his guide, and show him all the beauties of n the Cathedral, I will stay and have a chat with w Molly in the garden. Come, that were a fair r- divisalon of the spoil I" a And so, after sundry blushes and feigned ob o jections, the matter was arranged, and Harry a left to open out hie heart and explain to Miss iy Mary Vernon his design of Journeying to Lon bn don for the purpose of applying himself to the oe law and becoming a learned connselot like her father. Whereupon she plighted him Fler troth, re under solemn promise that in due time he "' should return and make her his wife- Mean while Gervase was conducted by his lively g brown-eyed cicerone to view the famous sights be of Worcester city. 1i, [To be Continued.] no A Result of Obstructed Digestion. Among the hurtful consequences of obstruct i-ed digestion is the impoverhment of the blood, and since a deoriattve conlition of the vital nlud not only g produce dangerous organic weakness, but, according he to the beat medical authorities, sometimes aoses ies asphyxeiac it is apparent that so Improve th quality of i the blood by promotlng digestion sad assimiation. is a wiseprecaution. Botetter'se b omause Bittersis preo. ig cisely the reimeoy for this purpose, since it ·hrnulates ,tn the gantrihioer eonquers these bilious and evacnru. roe tive rreurites which interfere with thedies tive processes, promotes assimiation of the food oy the tbood, and purifes as well as enriches it. The sigs of Simprovement in Ihealth .n eonsequence on using the or- Bitters are speedily apparent in an acoession of vigor, 'he a gain in bodily substance, and a reglar and active performance of every physical function. Dl Dct8LI S' REMOVAL.-The low price at bly which the Danzigers have been selling their .ry goods lie- recently haoe been the talk of the town; but what will e piple ay-uow~w they ..,, that another great tin reduction has been made because of the early removal ug of the firm from No. 203 Canal strest to their new store 1he Canal. where they will open soon with an entirely his new stock What will people sayl I Why, they will be r a too much excited to say anything, but immediately id after reading the column advertisement on our fifth ter page, will rush down to 903 and invest all their spare eas cash. MIS'~ELLANEOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. J. H. KELLER, o. MAN'TACTr OIZE O0 ALL KINDS F LAUNDRY AND TOILET SOAP AND jet4 ly For Cleansing and Dislnfecting Purposes. CAN'T BE BEAT! b el COGAN'S6 CUSTOM-MADE t r r STLE, DURABILITY AND CHEAPNESS OUR MAKE OF CLOTHING CANNOT BE EXCELLED. SWe make all our lothng on th premises, and keep no ,orthetn.msde Goods. y We cuJt from the Best of Cloths. Diagonals, Mohairs, Tweeds, Cassimeres and fine Jeans. it We employ first class Tailors and Cutters, and always give a good stylish fit.." Our prces are so low that everybody can indulge in IT !he oorlrof a FIIE SUIT OF CLOTHING SFOR LITTLE MOET.. in A FEW OF OUR PRICtS. EUSINESS SUITS ........ Durables,.....$6 5O to $11 40 SCAS IMEBR SUITS ...... Neat ........ 00 to 1400 ly FLANNEL SUITS........Blue.........10 00 to 1500 DIAGONAL SITS .....legant......13 00 to 150 B BLACK SUITS ............DresO .s.....15 00 to 1 00 B CK COAT ............ Frock ........000to 500 DIAGONAL COATS...... Sacks .........5 00 to 900 Its ALPACA COATS......... Cool...........1 50 to 350 0, LN CAS............Airy .......... S 150 re CASSIME PATS .... tylah ........9 7"5 to 450 BLACK PANTS ........... Doeskin ...... 4 00to 650 JEANS PANTS ..........E verlastIng...1 s to 75 re LINEN VESTS............ A LMode.... 125 to 250 YOUTHS' SUITS .......... Nobby .......0 0 0 to 14 00 BOYS' SUITS ............. All Sine....4.. 450 to 900 be A pelal fine line of Imported CLOTHS, CASSI MtE MRES, etc., from which measures are taken to to order at equally LOW PRICES. I Special attention given to orders from the country. | Goods sent on receipt of cask or C. 0. D. to o: COQAN & SONS,1 , 11 .. ...g".OSm IS 1~S........... 19 MITCHELL' GEOGRMAPY. A NEW EDITION OF MITCHELL'S GEOGRAPHY, wrr1 NEW MAPsB, NEW DRBBS, NEW TYPB, AND NEW ILLUSTRATIONS, THE OLD SERIES COMPRISES Three Books, COSTING S3 10; THE NEW 8BRIES COMPRISE8 " Two Books, COSTING ON1LY St 90; VIZ. New Primary retails at - - - - $0 60 e New Intermediate retails at - - - $1 30 at de Ill The new tooks can be used in the same classes wit at the old Primary and Intesmedtates and 7 al retail at but little over half the cost of the O re their text exually full and reliable. 'Ie beant ly of the new maps is unsurpassed, and their fullnes md be accuracy exceed even that of the old series. BECOMMEYDATIOYNS : Froem Eta Oream, ts Mest Xe. Archbishop of Ioreatl Canada. We hereby approve of Mitchell's OGeographies, as revised by M. r . Keegan. aq., and earnestly reom m end their use in our schools. I JOIN JOSEPH LYNCH,. Arohbishop of Torot. Given at St. Michael's Palace, Toronto, April 5, 181. From ee4 Grass, .e Most Rve. Archbthop of e.. PeI. Rw Yone. July II, 1879. We cheerfully concur In the excellent recommens. tions already given by many in favor. of Mtesll's Geographies as revised and corrected by Mr. M. E. Keegan, of C hicago. hP t JOHN McCLOSKZY, A rehbblahop of New York. ' From ta GOrace, te Most vBe. Archbishop of Oinsimew. Ohio. CrCIEmATI, Omo. July 2O, 1871. As Mitchell's Geographiee are so highly approved of by the meet eminent Catholic educatois of the country, we recommend their use in all our schoolhin prefer snce to any other text-books on the subjeet t JuELN B. PUiCELL, Archbishop of Cincinti. From th Rigid Rev. Bishop of Richmond. Virgin i. R.ICHMOND. A.. March 165, 187. We cheerfully concur in the excellent rctommeads ttons alrenady given by many in favor of Mitchell' Geographies, as revised and corrected by M.R. Keegan, of Chicago. ES GIBBONS Bishop of Richmond. From the XIrerian Brothers. BALTWIOaE, March 18, 1676. )R The Xaverian Brothers have been using Mittesl Geographie eince 1854 in their schools. Tale. I think. is the best recommendation I can them IIBOT JOBSPH. They have received similar reoommendations fr the Jeenute, Christian Brothers, Redemptorist Fra teep ciscans, etc., etc., and are used in the leading iantitU tlons of the country. Hon. Newton Bateman, Superintendent of Paebt Instruction of the Btate of Illinols for over twen y lts hoeU'aIatermy dlst: , in atlas form, is aheolni' the beet sehoot book of which I have lany kfowtel e ad I onolder !1; in p Irtlcultr , s pmlnue o* , to our educational instiaations. MITCHELL'S GEOGRAPHY does not oOdlI the notes or cbservatlons of a traveller. whish at vary with his knowledge, menial or physical oO'__t 1500 hut of the stondard acoonatc of the world and iP 19 0 saording to the letest and highest authorltie S bracng a thorough system of Geographioal ctao a rfaots as they exist, for, from the day of theilr h0 appearance, they have been year by year alteed, 450 oted and improved, so that for many years they hav S been acknowledged to be by far the most marslw. nd reliable that could be badl: and the new edtial 5* A OREAT 4MPROVEMENT even on the old one. For terms of lhtrodaetion addrm the publshers. latry. J. H. BUTLER & CO., . • *44 Q J,·' ~ ml