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THE WINDHAM COUNTY REFORMER, FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1903.
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But before I tell you of that I will relate briefly one or two other matters that bad a bearing upon j what was done and tbe motives prompt ing it To begin with, Brandon bad kept himself entirely away from the prin cess ever since tbe afternoon at the king's antechamber. The first day or so she sighed, but thought little of bis absence; then she wept and, as usual, began to grow piqued and irritable. What was left of ber judgment told her it was better for them to remain apart, but ber longing to see Brandon grew stronger as the prospect of it grew less, and she became angry that It could not be gratified. Jane was right; an unsatisfied desire with Mary was torture. Even her sense of the great distance between them had be gun to fade, and when she so wished for him and he did not come their posi tions seemed to be reversed. At the end of the third day she sent for bim to come to her rooms, but he by .a mighty effort sent back a brief note saying that be could not and ought not to go. This, of course, threw Mary Into a great passion, for she judged bim by herself, a very common but dangerous method of judgment, and thought that If be felt at ail as she did be would throw prudence to the winds and com to her, as she knew she would go to him if she could. It did not occur to her that Brandon knew himself well enough to be sure be would never go to New Spain If be allowed another grain of temptation to fall into the bal ance against him, but would remain in London to love hopelessly, to try to win a hopeless cause and end it all by placing his head upon the block. It required all bis strength even now to bold fast his determination to go to New Spain. He had reached bis lim it He had a fund of that most use ful of all wisdom, knowledge of self, and knew bis limitations, a little mat ter concerning wblch nine men out of ten go all their lives In blissless Ig norance. Mary, who was no more given to self analysis than her pet linnet, did not appreciate Brandons potent reasons and was in a flaming passion when she received bis answer. Rage and humili ation completely smothered for the time her affection, and she said to her self over and over again: "I hate tbe lowborn wretch. Oh, to think what 1 have permitted!" It seemed only too clear that she had been too quick to give, no very comforting thought to a proud girl even though a mistaken one. As the days went by and Brandon did not come her anger cooled as usual, and again her heart began to ache, but ber sense of injury grew stronger day by day and she thought she was be yond a doubt the most 111 used of wo men. The negotiations for Mary's marriage with old Louis XII. of France were be ginning to be an open secret about the court The Due de Longueville, who bad been held by Henry for some time as a sort of hostage from tbe French king, bad opened negotiations by in flaming tbe flickering passions of old Louis with descriptions of Mary's beau ty. As there was a prospect of a new emperor soon and as tbe imperial bee bad of late been making a most vehe ment buzzing In Henry's bonnet he encouraged De Longueville and thought It would be a good time to purchase tbe help of France at the cost of bis beautiful sister and a handsome dower. Mary of course had not been consulted, and although she had coaxed her brother out of other marriage projects Henry bad gone about this as if be were in earnest and it was thought throughout the court that Mary's coax ings would be all in vain a fear which she herself had begun to share, not withstanding ber usual self confidence. She bated the thought of the mar riage and dreaded It as she would death Itself, though she said nothing to any one but Jane and was holding ber forces in reserve for a grand attack. She was preparing tbe way by being very sweet and kind to Henry. Now, all of this, coming upon tbe beels of her trouble with Brandon, made ber most wretched Indeed. For the first time in ber life she began to feel suffering that great brosdener. In fact maker, of human character. Above all, there was an alarming sense of uncertainty in everything. She could hardly bring herself to believe that Brandon would really go to New Spain and that she would actually lose him, although she did not want him as yet that is. as a prospective husband. Flashes of all sorts of wild schemes bad begun to shoot through her anger and grief when she stared in the face the prospect of ber double separation from bim, ber marriage to another and tbe countless miles of fathomless sea that would be between them. She could endure anything better than uncer tainty. A menacing future Is the keen est of all tortures for any of us to bear, but especially for a girl like Mary. Death Itself la not so terrible as tbe fear of it Now, about this time there lived over in Billingsgate Ward, tbe worst part I of London, 'i. Jewish soothsayer named Groucbe. lie was also an astrologer and bad of late grown into great fame as prophet of tbe future a fortune teller. His fame rested on several remark' able predictions which bad been ful filled to tbe letter, and I really think tbe man bad some wonderful powers, They said he was half Jew, half gyp y, and, if there Is alchemy In tbe mix ing of blood, that combination should surely produce something peculiar. Tbe city folk were said to have visited bins In great numbers, and, notwithstand ing tbe priests and bishops all con demned bim as an Imp of Satan and a follower of witchcraft, many fine peo ple, Including some court ladles, con tinued to go there by stealth in order to take a dangerous, Inquisitive peep into tbe future. Mary bad long wanted to sea this Groucbe, at first out of mere curiosity, but Henry, who was very moral with other people's consciences would not think of permitting It Two ladies, La dy Chesterfield and Lady Ormond, both good and virtuous women, bad been de tected In such a visit and bad been dis graced and expelled from court in tbe most cruel manner by order of tbe king himself. Now, added to Mary's old time desire to see Groucbe, came a longing to know tbe outcome of tba present momentous complication of affair that touched ber so closely. She could cot wait for Time to unfold himself and drop hia budget of events s be traveled, but she must plunge ahead of him and know beforehand tbe stores of tbe fates, an intrusion they usually resent I need not tell you that was Mary's only object in going, nor that ber heart was as pure as a babe's, quite as chaste and almost as innocent It is equally true that tbe large proportion of persons who visited Groucbe made his soothsaying an ex cuse. Tbe thought of bow wretched life would be with Louis bad put into Mary's mind tbe thought of how sweet It would be with Brandon. Then came tbe wish that Brandon bad been a prince or even a great English noble man, and then leaped up, all rainbow bued, the hope that lie might yet by reason of bis own great virtues, rise to all of these and she become bis wife. But at the threshold of this fair castle came knocking the thought that per haps he did not care for ber and bad deceived her to gain her favors. Then she flushed with anger and swore to herself she hated him and hoped nevei to see bis fuce again. And the castle faded and was wafted away to tbe realms of airy nothingness. Ah, how people will sometimes lie to themselves, and sensible people at that! So Mary wanted to see Groucbe, first, through curiosity, in itself a stronger motive than we give it credit for; sec ond, to learn if she would be able to dissuade Henry from the French mar riage and perhaps catch a hint how to do it, and last but by no means least, to discover the state of Brandon's heart toward ber. By this time the last named motive was strong enough to draw ber any whither, although she would not ac knowledge it, even to herself, and In truth hardly knew It so full are we of things we know not of. So she determined to go to see Grouche secretly and was confident she could arrange the visit in such a way that it would never be discovered. One morning I met Jane, who told me with troubled face that she and Mary were going to London to make some purchases, would lodge at Bride well House and go over to Billings gate that evening to consult Grouche. Mary bad taken the whim into ber willful bead, and Jane could not dis suade ber. The court was all at Greenwich, and nobody at Bridewell, so Mary thought they could disguise themselves as orange girls and easily make the trip without any one being the wiser. It was then, as now, no safe matter for even a man to go unattended through tbe best parts of London after dark, to say nothing of Billingsgate, that nest of water rats and cutthroats. But Mary did not realize the full dan ger of tbe trip and would, as usual, al low nobody to tell ber. She had threatened Jane with all sorts of vengeance if she divulged her secret, and Jane was miserable enough between her fears on either band, for Mary, though the younger, held ber In complete subjection. Despite her fear of Mary, Jane asked me to go to Lon don and follow them at a distance, un known to the princess. I was to be on duty that night at a dance -given In honor of tbe French envoys who bad just arrived, bringing with them com mission of special ambassador to De Longueville to negotiate the treaty of marriage, and it was Impossible for me to go. Mary was going partly to avoid this ball, and her w411ful per sistency made Henry very angry. I regretted that I could not go, but I promised Jane I would send Brandon in my place, and he would answer tbe purpose of protection far better than I. I suggested that Brandon take with him a man, but Jane, who was in mortal fear of Mary, would not listen to it So It was agreed that Brandon should meet Jane at a given place and learn the particulars, and this plan was carried out Brandon went up to London and saw Jane, and before the appointed time hid himself behind a btklge near the private gate through which the girls intended to take their departure from Bridewell. "Yet, your grace, this is the gate." at this gate just before dark. I am ure they go on some errand of gal lantry, wblcb your grace will soon learn, I make no doubt" He replied that be would take care of that Brandon did not see where Bucking- bam hid himself, but soon tbe two in nocent adventurers came down the path attired In tbe short skirts and bon nets of orange girls and let themselves out at tbe gate. Buckingham followed them, and Brandon quickly followed bim. Tbe girls passed through a little postern In the wall opposite Bridewell House and walked rapidly up Fleet ditch, climbed Ludgate hill, passed Paul's church, turned toward tbe river down Bennett bill, to tbe left on Thames street, then on past tbe bridge, following Lower Thames street to the neighborhood of Fish street bill, where they took an alley leading up toward East Cheap to Groucbe's bouse. It was a brave thing for the girl to do and shpwed the determined spirit that dwelt in ber soft white breast Aside from the real dangers, there was enough to deter any woman, I should think. Jane wept all the way over, but Mary never flinched. There were great mudholes where one sank ankle deep, for no one paved tbe street at that time, strangely enough, preferring to pay the sixpence fine per square yard for leaving It un done. At one place, Brandon told me, a load of bay blocked the streets, com pelling then) to squeeze between the bouses and tbe bay. He could hardly believe the girls had passed that way, as he had not always been able to keep them in view, but bad sometimes to follow them by watching Buckingham. He, however, kept as close as possi ble and presently saw them turn down Groucbe's alley and enter bis bouse. Upon learning where they bad stop ped, Buckingham hurriedly took him self off, and Brandon waited for the girls to come out It seemed a very long time that they were in the wretch-, ed place, and darkness bad well de scended upon Loudon when tbey emerged. Mary soon noticed that a man was following them, and as she did not know who be was became greatly alarmed. The object of ber journey bad been accomplished now, so tbe spur of a strong motive to keep ber courage up was lacking. "Jane, some one Is following us," she whispered. j "Yes," answered Jane, with an un concern that surprised Mary, for she knew Jane was a coward from the top of ber brown head to the tip of ber little pink heels. "Oh, if I had only taken your ad vice, Jane, and had never come to this wretched place! And to think, too, that I came here only to learn the worst! Shall we ever get home alive, do you think?" They hurried on, the man behind them taking less care to remain uuseen than be did when coming. Mary's fears grew upon her as she heard bis step and saw his form persistently fol lowing them, and she clutched Jane by the arm. "It is all over with us, I know. I would give everything I have or ever expect to have on earth for for Mas ter Brandon at this moment." She thought of bim as tbe one person best able to defend ber. This was only too welcome an op portunity, and Jane said: "That is Master Brandon following us. If we wait a few seconds, he will be here." And she called to bim before Mary could Interpose. Now this disclosure operated in two ways. Brandon's presence was, it is true, Just what Mary bad so ardently j wished, but the danger and therefor j tbe need was gone when she found that the man who was following them had no evil Intent Two thoughts quickly flashed through the girl's mind. She was angry with Brandon for having cheated her out of so many favors and for having slighted ber. love, as she bad succeeded in convincing hersel' was the case, all of which Groucbe bad confirmed by telling ber be was false. This from tbe girl wbo bad given him so much within leal than a week! Poor Brandon! Jane, wbo bad called him up and wai tba cause of bla following them, began to weep. "Sir," said she, "forgive me. It was not mg fault She bad just satd" Slap came Mary's band on Jane's mouth, and Jane was marched off, weeping bitterly. Tbe girls bad started up toward Bast Cheap when they left Groucbe's, in tending to go borne by an upper route, and now they walked rapidly in that direction. Brandon continued to fol low them, notwithstanding what Mary ad said, and she thanked him and ber God ever after that be did. They bad been walking not more than five minutes when, just as tbe girls turned a corner into a secluded little street winding its way among tbe fish warehouses, four horsemen passed Brandon in evident pursuit of them. Brandon hurried forward, but before be reached tbe corner beard screams of fright and as be turned in to the street distinctly saw that two of tbe men bad dismounted and were try ing to overtake tbe fleeing girls. Fright lent wings to their feet, and, their short skirts affording freedom to their limbs, tbey were giving the pursuers a warm little race, screaming at every step to tbe full limit of their voices. How they did run and scream! It was but a moment till Brandon came up with the pursuers, wbo, all unconscious that tbey in turn were pursued, did not ex pect an attack from the rear. Tbe men remaining on horseback shouted an alarm to their comrades, but so in tent were tbe latter in their pursuit that they did not hear. One of the men on foot fell dead, pierced through the back of tbe neck by Brandon's sword, before either was aware of bis pres ence. Tbe other turned, but was a corpse before be could cry out. The girls bad stopped a short distance ahead, exhausted by their flight. Mary bad stumbled and fallen, but bad risen again, and both were now leaning against a wall, clinging to each other, a picture of abject terror. Brandon ran to the girls, but by the time be reached them tbe two men on horse back were there also, hacking away at him from their saddles. Brandon did bis best to save himself from being cut to pieces and tbe girls from being tram pled tnder foot by tbe prancing horses. u One o the men on foot ell dead, i A narrow jutting of tbe wall, a foot or two In width, a sort of flying but tress, gave bim a little advantage, and up into the slight shelter of the corner thus formed be thrust the girls and with his back to them faced bis un equal foe with drawn sword. Fortu nately the position allowed only one horseman to attack them. Two men on foot would have been less In each oth er's way and much more effective. Tbe men, however, stuck to their horses, and one of them pressed tbe attack, striking at Frandon most viciously. It being dark and tbe distance deceptive, tbe horseman's sword at last struck the wall, a flash of sparks flying in its Miss Alice Bailey, of Atlanta, Ga., tells how she was permanently cured n f xT 1 lnnammanon oi me ovaries, ana esca the surgeon's knife, by the use Lydia rL rinkham s Vegetable Lompouni The universal Indications of the approach of woman's great enemy, infam, mation ana aisease oi me ovaries, are a uuu lurouuing pain, accompanied bf a sense oi reuueruess uuu iitrt&b iuw uuwu in tuts aiue, wiin occ&iigu! snooting paina. exauiiuanuu it may utj luunu uiui me region ox pam snow Borne bwciuu. x ins is mc urai outgo ui juuaiuuiaiiua 01 me 0Tan& "Dear Mrs. jixkiiam: I wisa to express my gratitude for restored health and happiness Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable pound has brought into my life. 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If It had not bees fit your medicine. I think I would have died. "I will tell you how I Buffered. I hardly walk, was unable to sleep or eat struation was irregular. At last I had stay in my bed. and flowed so badlv they sent for a doctor, who said I had nanunauon or tne ovaries, ana must t through an operation, as no medicine could hea me, but I could not do that -i receivea a uttie dock oi youa, and after read in sr it I concluded torn Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetttlt Compound, and I am now a W wnman T fi n Q 1 1 nraiea tout majlirm as long as i live, ana also recommend the same to anyone suffering was. .Mrs. JiiNsrrE Ottoson, Otho, Iowa. to , sick women would be wise if they would take Lydia ruuuiara s vesreiaoie coniDouna and ba well. . So Mary had made ber trip to Groucbe's, but it was labor worse than lost Groucbe bad told ber nothing she wanted to know, though much that be supposed she would like to learn. He had told her that she bad many lovers, a fact which her face and form would make easy enough to discover. He informed her also that she bad a lowborn lover, and la order to put a LEGAL NOTICES, trail, and lucky It was or this story . lu wruer vm a would have ended here. Thereunoi, 1 U.ttle evU In wltt the fortone and Brandon thrust bis sword into tbe horse's throat causing it to rear back ward, plunging and lunging into the street, where It fell, holding its rider by the leg against the cobblestones of little gutter. A cry from the fallen horseman brought bis companion to bis side and gave Brandon an opportunity to escape with tbe girls. Of this be took ad vantage, you may be sure, for one cf his mottoes was that tbe greatest fool in the world is be who does not early in life learn bow and when to run. In the lig t of the sparks from tbe sword stroke upon the wall, brief as It was, Brandon recognized the face of Buckingham, from which the mask bad fallen. Of this he did not speak to any one till long afterward, and his silence was almost bis undoing. How often a word spoken or unspo ken msy have the very deuce in it either way! - The girls were nearly dead from fright nd In order to make any sort give what be said an air of truth be added to Mary's state of unrest more than he thought by telling her that her lowborn lover was false. He thought to flatter her by predicting that she would soon marry a very great rjrlnr or nooieman, the Vidlcatlons being In favor of the former, and in place of this making her happy she wished the wretched soothsayer in tbe bottomless pit-he and all his prophecies; herself, too, for going to him. His guesses were pretty shrew (What Is, admitting he did not know who Mary was. which she at least supposed was the case; so Mary wept that night and moaned and moaned because abe had gone to Grouche's. It had added infinitelv t the pain of which her heart was al ready too full and made her thorough ly wreicuea ana un nappy. (TO BE CONTINUED.) fclTATE OF VERMONT 1 Bv the ProlaK MARLWilui. an. I frtr saiil District TO all TM-raoiia intpresrpd in the estatr ELLEN E. COLE, late of Rrattlt born. ileMK UKEirtM REREAS. Chaa. H. Pratt has DresentM Court an instrument niirtmrtinir rn be the Will of aairi dfwaHf.iL for nrultate: Too hereby notified that this Court will decide the nrolvate nf eaf.l li.atmni.iit :t thi t mereoi to De bplfl at the Probate i mice ID tleboro. In aalii HiAtrtet on the 'nth dav of A. Ii. 1903, when and where vou may appear contest the same, if you see cause. W-3t A. F. SCH WKXK, Recisar wiAir. iti- i f HMoT i kv the lTopaiei 31AHLROKO. Kft. t fur Srfiil UlStntt lo ail nersona interested in the estate rw trill A L. HHl CK late of Kratt eMIt District. iRi:EIt. WHKHKAST. W. RHITF has nresented Court an instrument inirnortimr to lie tbe Will Or SHIll I M.MU.H lr tP- 00 hereby notified that this Court will decide the nrohate of said Instrument at the seswt mereor to be held at the lr.,bate f truce is tleboro. in said district .it, the )th ilar of A. ii. ikh, when and where vou may appeal contest the same, if you see cause. A. F. SCH WEN K, Ret"" Moody Merrill, a former Rntr,n l yer, and once Republican candidate for mavornf that r-it "Jr wum.mis rcfi.uB ire. " - I o--. nuj BHJH v . " r --VI na nuraieU 1Q JeW Xhen she bad been discovered In doing .or progress Brandon had to carry the ' ,Ml on a charge of grand a. . !r.el.-... A .! t ..i t. larceny. The arrest ... Jt.A. Ji VL nildL SUV JktltZW M lie: aaUUlU ll.ic in, . iiuivfh auu "'if. m .1 1 1 IT until lie lliougui tney were out or danger. undone and what sbe was anxious to conceal from every one, and, worst of all, had been discovered by the very person from whom sbe was most anx ious to hide It So she turned upon Jane angrily: "Jane Bolingbroke, you shall leave me as soon as we get back to Greenwich for this betrayal of my confidence." Sbe was not afraid now that tbe dan- Tbey would leave about dusk and re- r w" Ier "nd fe??d JJl lien Ifarv ant.l f. : b- "'W mauuvu L dark. Tbe citizens of London at that time paid very little attention to the law requiring them to hang out their lights, and when it was dark it was dark. Scarcely was Brandon safely en- aconsed behind a clump of arbor vltte when whom should he see coming down the path toward the gate but bis grace, the Duke of Buckingham. He was met by one of the Bridewell servants who was in attendance upon the prin- "Tes, your grace, this is the gate." aid the girt "Too can hide yourself and watch them as they go. Tbey will pass ont on this path. As I said. I do not know where they are going. I only overheard them say they would go out her, for in her heart she felt that to overcome a few fiery dragons and a company or so of giants would be a mere pastime to him. Yet see bow she treated him. The girls bad stopped when Jane called Brandon, and be was at once by their side with uncovered head, hoping for and of course expect ing warm welcome. But even Bran don, with his fund of worldly philos ophy, had not learned not to put his trust in princesses, and his surprise was benumbing when Mary turned angrily upon him. "Master Brandon, your impudence la following us shall cost you dearly. We do not desire yonr company, and will thank you to leave us to our own af fairs, we wish you to attend ex clusively to yours." Jane soon recovered, but Mary did not seem anx ious to walk and lay with her head upon Brandon's shoulder, apparently contented enough. In a few minutes Jane said: "If you can walk now, my lady, I think you bad better. We shall soon be near Fishmonger's hall, where some one Is ! sure to be standing at this hour." Mary said nothing in reply to Jane, but as Brandon fell a step or two be hind at a narrow crossing whispered: "Forgive me, forgive me. I will do any penance you ask. I am unworthy to speak your name. I owe you my life and more and more a thousand times." At this she lifted her arm and placed ber hand upon bis cheek and neck. Sbe then learned for the first time that he was wounded, and the tears came aoftly as she slipped from his arms to the ground. Sbe walked beside him quietly for a little time, then, taking his hand in both of hers, geatly lifted it to her lips and laid It upon her breast Half an hour afterward Brandon left the girls at Bridewell House, went over to the bridge where he had left his horse at a hostelry, and rode down to Green wich, j request of the Boston police, the spec ial charge being the larceny of 19.00O said to baw been held by him in t uat for which offense he was indicted in Boston on Jan. 23. Mr. Merrill was born id New Hampshire and attended Thetford academy in Vermont UTATE OF VERMONT 1 Bv the Prolate K " M ARl-ROHiV fla i f nr oaiil Dlftrta TO all nersona interested In the estate I tlEN KB R.fiAlWti lata .f Hill tnrii. ID district, deceased. r.RFETts Vou are hereby notified that this court mil M. L. Corhett. AH,n!n,.t-r..r niuin the l& Of I heater R. Raines lata .if ,:n ilford. 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