THE LION'S WHELP
A Story of Cromwell's Tim
'The Dow of Ortnj Ribbon. !. Thou and tho Olhor On."
"The MI4 of Maiden Lane. Etc.
(CVpnuliC. l'tft. by IKmIJ. llrad &
. CHAPTER IX. (Continued.)
-This Is all wry Am Indeed." said
Mra. Swaffham. almost AecplnK In
her an ht, "hut you need not praise
this man to me. lie linn slain the
Kin of Knjclancl, and turned out the
I'ngllsh Parliament, aud pray what
next? He will make himself Kim:
and Kllabeth Cromwell (juccu. Hhall
sveV Indeed clown to them? Not
1. for one."
"Jto at peace. Martha. Hftid flen.
tJvArfhain. "here are things to consid
er of far greater ini'tort than tho
Cromwell women. How the nation
all) take thin afT.ilr remains to he
'Jl look f(ir iiieaHiireK-iirf wrath and
vaJn babble, and threat hoard far
.and 'Aide." aid Doctor Verity. "The
peoplo have h,n given what they
wanted, and twenty to one they will
now nay-nay all they havf roared for.
That would ho like the rent of their
For once Doc-tor Verity wo wrong.
Thin masterstroke of Cromwell'
went straight to the heart or tendon.
"Not a dog harked against It," uaid
Cromwell to his frlfiid. and ho wan
to all InteiitK and purpose right.
Those who railed it 'usurpation" con
fessed that It wa nu usurpation of
capability. In placo of one of incapa
bility. CHAPTER X.
Rupert and Cluny.
When tho Jever arrived in Pari.
Ibey went Iniinedlalely to the bountiful
Hotel do Krausar, which .Sir Thomas
had rented for their rohldeiu'v while
in tho city.
One afternoon Matilda hlood at a
svlndow watching the crowds pusnln'
Snc-fiantly. To tho right was tho
ralaeo of tho ureal King IxhiIh, uud
not far away the palace of hi Mini
Jien.ee , tho groat Cardinal Mararin.
She was dressed for her lover, and
waiting his arrival, her turn I Aching
from her watching eye, her whole
'Take your life
sweet body at attention. When to or
dinary iir there would have been
othlng to give notice. Matilda heard
a step. She let Jane's letter drop to
her feet and Mood facing the door
with hand dropped and lightly
A moment later the footsteps were
very distinct: they were ascending the
tUalrway quickly, peremptorily. A per
fectly ravishing light upread Itself
over Matilda's face. Then the door
flew open and Prince Uuport entered:
-entered." however, being too email
a word, for with tho opening of the
door he was on hi knes at Matilda's
feet, his arms were round her waist,
t,he had bent her face to his. they
were both near to weeping and knew
It not, for love mufct weep when it
anatrhes from Bonie hard Fate's con
trol the hours that year have sighed
rtupert loved Matilda. All the glory
and the rorrow of his youth were in
that love, and as ho knelt al her feet
in his prlnrely. notdlerly splendor there
was nothing lacking In tho picture of
romantic devotion. "Adorable, ravish
ing Mata!" he cried, "at your foot I
am paid for my life' misery." And
Matilda leaned toward him till their
Iiandfc me faces touched, and Uuport
could look love Into her eyes. soft
and languishing with an equal affec
tion. For a little while their conversation
was purely personal, but their own
Interests were mi blent with public
affairs that It was not iosiblo to
separate them for any length of time.
"We have sold all our cargoes." he
Raid triumphantly, "in spite of old
Cromwell's remonstrances. What can
Cromwell do? Will he go to war with
France for a merchant's loll of lad
ing?" "I will tell you aomethlng. Uuport.
I tad a letter to-day from my friend.
Mistress Jane Kwaffham. . Hhe say
her lover, !rd Cluny Neville,, must
he In Paris about this time, and that
ho will call on me. He is on Crom
well's business; there is no' doubt of
"What Is th appearance of Neville?
I think I saw him this moraine-
Coiiipt.nr. Alt ii(hl rwrvv.O
Then Matilda described tho young
lord, und the particularity of hor
knowledge regarding his eyes and hatr
and voice and manner did not plea-'
"A very haughty youth." said Hu-port-
when tho conversation was ie
umed. "Ho wuh with the Cardinal
this morning. And now I begin to
remember hU business was such an
in a manner concerns it. 'Twas alxnit
a merchant ship which that old farmer
on King Charles' throne wants pay
ment for. My men took it in fair
flt;ht, and 'lU against all m-age to give
Tliey talked of those things until
Ituporf engagements colled him
away, then they roxe. and leaning to
ward each other, walked slowly down
the long Hplcndld room together
Sho wont then'to And her uncle and
nunt. Hut ho quickly noticed In
them an air of auilety ami gloom, and
it annoyed her.
'is anything particularly wrong,
nunt? Have I boon making 'nie
"Sir Thomas I very unhappy, niece.
Ho has heard nws that frightens
him. and wo are longing to bo in tho
peace and safety of our own homo."
"You are going to loso a little gold,
and ho you aro wretched, and must
go to tho Clty-of t he-Miserable."
"1 nm not going to lose a penny."
'There may he tpmble because of
this very thing, and I elo not want to
bo in Pari with the two women 1 love
letter than myself it Cromwell and
Mnaiin come to blows. I might !
taken from yon. I should very likely
ho. bent to tho llaIll; you would not
wish that. Matilda?"
"Hoar uncle, shall wo not return by
"N. Kurd Nevilfe has promUod to
do my business there. It is only a
matter of collecting u thousand pounds
from my merchant: but no I going to
take c narge of your aunt' Jewels, and
from my hand."
you had better trust yours alo with
"I will not trust anything 1 possess
to Ixrd Neville. Nothing!"
"It Is enough." answered Iady Jev
ery. "Matilda cannot wish to put in
danger your liberty or llfp."
"My napplness is of less conse
Certainly It Is;" and there was
such an air of finality In Lady Jev
ery's voice that Matilda rose and went
to her own apartments to continue
her complaints. This she did with
passionate fooling In a letter to Prince
Uuport. in which she expressed w.w
out stint her hatred of Lord Neville
and her deslte for his punlsornent.
Uuport was well inclined to honor her
wish. He had seeu the young Com
monwealth messenger, and his hand
some person and patrician manner
had glvcu him' a moment' envious
look back to tho days when he also
had boon young aud hopeful and full
of faith In his own great future.
Ho had not long to wait for an
opportunity to meet Neville. While
bo was playing billiards the following
afternoon with the Puke of York, his
equerry arrived at tho Palais Uoyalo
with hi horre. NcvU!e t.g, taken the
nc rthern re ad out of tho c ity, and it
was presumably the homeward road.
Uup--rt followed quickly, but Neville
was a swift, steady rider, and he was
not overtaken till twenty miles hac.
been covered, and the. daylight was
nearly ojt in tho radiance of the full
moon. Uuport put spurs to his horse,
passed Neville at a swift gallop, then
suddenly wheeling, came at a rush
towards him, catching his bridle as
"You will alight. I have a quarrel to
settle with you."
"On wnat ground?"
"Say it is on the ground of your
mistress. I am I'arl de Wick's friend.
"I will not fight on such pretense
My mistress would deny me, If I did
"Flrht for your nonortnen.'
Neville laughed. I Htiow better.
And before what you rail Honor, I put
"Ten fight for the papers and
money In your possession. I want
"Ha! I thought ho. You aro a rob
ber, It seems. Put 1 warn you that I
am a good swordsman."
"Heaven and bil! What do I cure?
If you do not alight at once,' I will
slay your horsa. You shall fight me,
hero and sow, with or without, pre
tense." Then Neville flunc himself from his
hors and tied tho animal to a tree.
Uuport did likewise, and the two men
rapidly removed such of their gar
ments as would Interfere with their
bloody play. They were In a lonely
re ad, partially hhadod with great trees.
Not a human habitation was visible,
and there were no teconds to nee Jus
tice done In the fight," cr L..will, help
after it. If help was needed. Hut at
this ilmo tho lack of recognized for
malities was no Impediment to tho
duel. Ucpcrt quickly found that he had
met hi match. Neville left him not a
mcment's breathing space, but never
followed up his attacks, until at last
Uuport called out Insolently. "When
aro you going to kill mo:
Tho angry Impatience of the inquiry
probubly induced a moment's careless
ness, and Uuport did not notice that in
tho struggto their ground had Insen
sibly boon changed, and Neville now
stood directly In front of a largo tree.
Not heeding the Impediment, Uuport
made a fierce thrust with the point
of his sword, which Neville evaded
by a vault to one side, so that Uuitert'
sword striking the tree, sprang from
his baud at the Impact. As It fell to
the ground. Neville reached It first,
and placed his foot upon It. Uuport
ste.od still and bowed gravely. H
w:n at Neville's mercy, uud ho Indi
cated his knowledge of this lac t by
tho prouu stlllnosH of his attitude.
"It waj an aecldert." said Neville.
' and an accident is Cod's part In any
affair. Take your life from my hand.
I have no will to wish your death "
Ho offered his i.iuid us ho sjioke, au l
Uuport took it frankly, answering:
" Tin no disgrace to take life from
or.o so gallant und ge-nerous. and I
am glad that I can repay inc favor of
your clemency:" then ho almost whis
pered In Cluny' ear three words, and
tho young man smarted visibly, aud
with groat haste unllM hi horse.
"Wo would bettor change horses."
said Uupirt: "mine Is a IJ .rb, swilt
as tho wind."
Hut Cluny could nor make the
change proposed wlthot.t some delay,
his papers and Je-wols lin bestowed
In hli sa.l. lie linings. So with a good
wish tho two me'ii parted, and there
waa no unger bet wen-n them admira
tion and good will had tnke-n its plac e
Neville hastone-d forward, as ho had
boon advised, and Uupcrt returned to
Paris. 11" knew Matilda was expect
ing him. and ho pictured to himself
hor disappointment and anxiety at his
nun nppoarane e. Yet he was physically
exhausted, and us soon as ho threw
himself mum a couch he forgot all hli
weariness and all his anxieties !c a
F.arly next morning ho went to Ma
"How could you see cruelly disap
point mo?" she cried. "ou ueo new
that our time I nearly gone; Ir.
lew hours wo must part, perhaps for-
My dearest, loveliest Mata. I was
about your pleasure. I was following
Lord Neville, and he te eik me furvutr
than I expected."
"Lord Neville again! The man li
an incubus! Why did you follow
"You wished me to give him a les
son. He was going homeward. I hai
to ride last night, or let him escape.
My my tre'th. I had only your plcasura
"Oh. but tho price paid was too
great! I had to give up your society
for hours. That is a loss I shall
mourn to the end of my life. I hop.v,
then, that you killed htm. Nothing
less will sufllce for it."
"I was out of fortune, as 1 alwayi
am. I had an acrident. and was at
hi mercy. He gave mo my llfo.
(To bo contlnucel.)
WOES OF TELEPHONE GIRLS.
Work at High Pressure Robs Then
"Nervous persons need not apply,"
Is an admonition which should be
heeded by all girls who are seeking
positions as telephone operators.
The biblical phrase, "Many are called,
but few are chosen," Is especially ap
plies lo to those who are ambitious
to respond to the "Hello" of the tele
phone subscriber. Not one applicant
In five Is able to stand the strain, and
no class of women who earn their
living has the record for fainting that
has boon won by tho "ohon girls.
Tho girls work at high pressure and
this robs them of vitality.
Hut tho blustering male subscriber
or, more frequently, the chance pa
tron Is responsible for mest of the
hysterics at the switchboard. Tho
girls take a complaint seriously. It
I a reflection on the service they
render and they cannot always pas
It by as a Juke. In spite of the num
ber of telephones In use In New York,
there is hardly an Irascible patron
who is not known to the whole force.
A girl answers the call of such a
man with misgiving, and more than
one operator has been taken away
fnun her post unconscious while the
brute at tho other end of the lln
was urlng his spleen into the
Carries Religion With Him.
I'M win S. Uobblns. a manufacturer
and business man. who has manifold
Interests to demand his attention, at
his home in (ircystone. Conn., trends
very Sunday evening of his life In
addressing religious gatherings In
the particular city where his business
pursuits take him.
V'"' V k.lA2.'-r
American Royal Live Stock Show.
From the Farmers' Uevlew: The
American Uoyal Live Stock Show to
be held at Kansas City, Mo., next Oc
tober will be much more comprehen
sive than any live stock uhow evef
before held In that city. At a meelln
of the executive committee April 2, H
was decided to admit the 3ep brew
era and breeders of draft und coaca
horses to the show. This will insure
a larger variety of purebred animals
than was ever shown here before. Thero
will be Hereford, Shorthorn, Calloway
and Angus cattle, at leastfourbreedsof
swine, four or flvo breeds of sheep,
Angora goats, and several breeds of
draft and coach horse. The show will
be held at tho Btock yards October
19 21 inclusive. Prizes aggregating
123,000 will be offered, and It is ex
pected that a number of special prizes
will be added. At the meeting
it was decided that tho sale of Gallo
ways would te held on Tuesday, Alser-deon-Angus
on Wednesday, Herefords
on Thursday and Shorthorns on Fri
day. It was also decided to offer the
prizes donated by the Kansas City
Stock Yards Company, aggregating $2,
t00, for exhibits of grade feeders, to
be divided equally among the four
breeds. Range-bred feeders will not
compe te with corn fed animals. It
was recommended that the 'JSth meri
dian be adopted by the several breeds
us the divldlug line between the range
bred rattle and the native corn fed cat
tle. The directors of the show were
unanimous in Inviting the swine breed
era to participate in the show. Swine
nssoclatlons that wii-h to enter the
tdiow must siguify their Intention to
do i-o by July 1. It I practically se t
tled that the Ilorkshlre. Poland China.
Duroe-Jersey and Ohio Chester White
associations will participate, llreeders
of coai h and draft horses have tlgnl
tied their desire to enter the show, ami
have j;i von assurances that they will
make a largo exhibit. One firm of
breeders and Importers of draft horses
has expressed its Intention of entering
CO animal. Those who attended tho
meeting of April 2 were: C. K. Leon
ard, llellalr. Mo., president; T. J.
Wornall. Liberty. Mo., secretary and
treasurer: Charles R. Thomas, Chi
cago, general manager; 11. O. Cowan.
Springfield. Ill; W. C. McCavock. ML
I'nlaskt. III.; and Ceorge Stvvenson.
Jr.. WatTvllle. Kan., member Z e.
utlve committee; Kugenc Rust, gen
eral n.anage-r, and W. H. Weeks, gen
eral ug.-nt of the Kanras City Stock
Yards Company; W. T. Mclntire, sec
retary of the American Angora float
llreeders' Association; and John M.
Hazelton. In charge ot tho publicity
department of tho show. Jno. M.
The Nubian Goat.
The Nubian goat is larger by half
than tho common species, and many
who aro unfamiliar with it take it at
first glanco for a horse, says George
F. Thompson, In his book on "An
gora Goat liaising." Helow the top
of tho head tho forehead rises so as
to form a conical prominence, then
sinks toward the nosa until the nos
trils are In an actual depression. Thu
lower Jaw protrudes beyond the up
per, anI tho teeth oftentimes ex
tend alsivo tho nostrils. The ears aro
flat, long, largv and pendant. Some
times, however, an individual is found
with ears short, straight and pointed.
Thero Is an entire absence of beard.
The females havo no horns. Those
of the male arc flat and short and 111
upon the back of tho head. Midway
tho horns are curved from within ft
Tho udder is deeply Indented, so in
to form two very distinct lobes. The
teats aro situated, as In all species,
upon the lower part of the udder, but
In this breed upon the outsldo and be
low. The eyes aro very large and lie
flat In the head do not protrude. The
hair Is usually quite long, deep brown
or black, and quite fine. There Is no
odor connected with this breed. It Is
an exceedingly prolific animal, having
been known to give birth to aa many
as 11 kids In one year. No member of
the goat family is more gentle. This
breed Is very sensitive to the cold,
apparently being unable to withstand
oven a slight dgrcc. This necessi
tates a warm bam or goat house.
Thoy.should never be sent to pasture
when thero Is frost. Wo aro in
formed that tho slightest cold pro
duce abortion. They are good milk
producers, yielding from four to six
quarts per day.
Sheep Shearing Festival.
On Friday. April 17. 1D)3, thrro will
Ixi held at the Ohio State University
at Columbus, in connection with the
Department of Agriculture, a sheep
shearing ferttval. The purpose of this
is purely educational. Sheep shearing
machines will ho exhibited and used,
and there will be both expert and
amateur exhibitions of shearing by
machine and with hand shears. A
quantity of sheep have loen provided
for this purpose, and every effort will
be made to make the day one of profit
and pleasure to those who may be able
to be present. A fund of money hat
been provided for the prize competi
tions, so that there will bet opccial 1 1
rentivea to take part in the conte i.
It Is hoped that there will be a Ilvdy
participation In these contesta, Tbct
wishing to take part, will ct ' favr t
by so Informing C. 8. Plumb, Ohio
State University, Columbus, that they
I may be enrolled for the competition.
The First Caird.
canard means 111 French ft duck;
In Kngltsh it has come to mean a
hoax or fa'.rlcated newspaper story.
Its origin is amusing. About fifty
years ago a French Journalist con
tributed to the French press an ex
periment of which ho declared him
self to have been tho author. Twenty
ducks wcro placed together, and one
of thorn, having been cut up Into
very small pieces, was gluttonously
gobbled up by tho other nineteen. An
other bird was then sacrificed for tho
remainder, and so on, until one duck
was left, which thus contained In its
Inside the other nineteen. This the
Journalist ate. The story caught on,
and was copied Into all the newspa
pers of P.urope. And thus the
"canard" became immortalized.
A Spider Farm.
Near Philadelphia Pierre Gran
talre, an old Frenchman, has estab
lished what Is probably the onl
spider farm In the world. An ac
cumulation of spider' webs around
wine bottles Is 'supposed to present
that indisputable evidenco of age
whu i adds so much to the value of
wine. Grantalro cultivates only the
most abundant websplnners of tho
spider species, and sells them to un
scrupulous wine dealers at something
like half a guinea a hundred. Hy
their aid they are able to obtain Ihe
effects of twenty years of storage.
The other Indications of ag. In the
shape of false labels and dust, they
supply themselves. Ixmdon Hi
press. Morgan Would Not Talk,
rierpont Morgan was besieged bv a
group of newspaper men In WaRhlng
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to get his opinion on some of the
problems confronting Wall street
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can. Now. upios I gavo you the
news In advance regarding things I
may try to do. You would bo the
winners anJ I the lorer. and you would
think roe a dune o for letting yoi win
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Vain the Jotter without the life.
ts'r -ii .
B. ruabaaa kUlM CK Lyaa Maaa.
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