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THE LION'S WHELP A Story of Cromwell' Time X'BY Amelia e. BARR. r. Tho Bow of Orne Ribbon," " I. Thovi.....(("v! and the Other'j On," "The Maid of Maiden Lr," Etc Mead Alt richtt . Author of .!? ft -- , ' ...V (Copyright, k - & Company. CHAPTER The man and the time - and the place had met and. there was no doubting it. His words" burned this assurance Into the hearts of all who heard him, and when he Btruck his sword hilt to emphasize yiem, they answered with the same movement, unconscious , ' and simultaneous." . . In some remarkable way this tremendous ' national crisis had become known in every corner of the land. And the very vagueness and mystery of theconviction intensified its .importance, for generally the information came as the wind blows, no one J knew whence. At SwafTham and de Wick this fateful feeling was aggravated by keen personal interests. .To Mrs. Swaffham and Jane the coming; battle might mean widowhood and orphanage. To j'de Wick. it might mean the extinction of; the family, root and branch, the loss. to tho lonely earl and bte daughter of the one love on which their ' " future could build any hope. : . On the third afternoon, there came rumors of a great Parliamentary victory, rumors that Charles Stuart had been slain in battle, suppositions and sumlses innumerable and contradictory. Jane went as quickly as possible to de Wick, for if indeed there had been a Royalist defeat, Stephen de Wick might have reached home and life was hardly to be borne, unless some certainty relieved the tension cutting like a tight thong the heart and brain. The neglect and desolation of de Wick Park had in it something unusual; it was that strange air of sor row, new and unaccepted, which in sists on recognition. It hurried Jane's steps; she felt sure she was either olDg to meet trouble or that trouble i ' ' by Podd, 1901, u . ... v .n : v . , ". . ! . ,i feservad.) not of your profession. I can weep for the death of those who loved me." With these words Matilda turned sobbing, away,, and Jane, slowly at first and then hastily, took the road to Swaffham. For she remembered that the news which had reached de Wick was probably, at Swaffham. So she made all possible haste, and as soon as she reached home she was aware of a change. Her mother came quickly towards her. Her look was flurried, but not unhappy, as she cried, "Have you the news, Jane? Tis the greatest victory that hath ever been in England. Dr. Verity came an hour ago, so tired he could scarcely sit his horse. He has had a warm drink and sleeps, but he says no victory was ever like it." "And my father and brothers? What of them?" "Your father is well; Tonbert and Will have some slight 6word cuts. We must be ready to go with Dr. Verity to London on Tuesday morning. Your father desires It. being Sabbath, we can do nothing towards our'Journey, but on Monday all must be finished.""' Jane worked rapidly. Her little box was soon packed, her room put in or der, when there was a sharp, impa tlent knock at the door. Before she could in any way answer It, Matilda on de Wick entered and threw herself " her knee3 at Jane's side. "You said you would help me," she cried; '."you said you would, with heart and hands! Nor, Jane, keep your word!" "What Is it, Matilda? What is it you wish?" . "It Is Stephen; It Is his friend Hugh Belward. They are searching de Wick for them now. I have brought them to you. Jane, for God's sake - To-morro- " such emergencies Ly having stout, firm, iron stirrups placed right and Jeft at very short intervals. "By these you can easily reach the roof," she said. She kissed them both and poured - out - wine and made them left them to eat and drink, and then ' rest-- - - ; ' FIGHT FOIL PANAMA WILL DISPUTE COLOMBIANS RIGHTS. OF, REPUBLIC. tt ' United Stater Marines" Sent to Head Off' Colombians and the Beginning v' of Guerrilla Warfare Is : " t -: Expected. ;; the parlor she found Dr. Verity eating a beefsteak pudding and talk ing to Jane,, who est with a white and anxious face, trying, to smile and an In ; ' swer tim. "Come. and rest a little, Martha," he said. ''And what think you? Here come a riders awhile ago, seeking young de Wick. They said also that it was thought Charles Stu art might be with him, and they would have searched Swaffham high and low If I had not been here. I think we 'will begin our journey to London on Monday morning, Martha." "I cannot. If I had as many hands as fingers, I could not. You may and keep watch and ward Monday, and It may be well to do so; for, to tell the truth, I trust neither men nor maids in the kitchen. For a Parliament they would hide the" devil. When was this great battle of Worcester fought?" "Last Wednesday, on tne third day of this month." "Mother, remember how sad we were all that day. You said "to me, 'Jane, there is death in the air;' and the men could not work, and they vowed the beasts trembled and were not to guide or to hold." "The third of September!" said Mrs. Swaffham, "that was Dunbar day. A great victory was Dunbar!" "Yes; and now there Is peace." "Peace comes too late for many a family. There are the de Wicks." "I am sorry for them, and I could be sorrier if they bad suffered for the right Instead of the wrong. What will the young lady Matilda do after her half-a-doze- n half-crow- n :' t-- A special from Colon says: , A com pany of marines from the United 4 States steamer Prairie was landed here Monday under the command of Captain Butler, and "entrained for Panama, 'whence the marines will be sent to a point on the toast south of Panama. ' This step was made in consequence of receipt of Information that Colombian troops had landed In the direction with the object of marching on Panama. If this Is confirmed It will mean the beginning of a long campaign of guerrilla warfare on the isthmuB. The destination of the marines is 6ald to Yavlza, up the San Miguel gulf and Tulra river. as it was on the reported landing of Colombian troops in that part of the isthmus, was received with keen interest in army circles in Washington, where there has. been exhibited for some time a desire to participate with the, navy in any military movements pti the Isthmus, The general staff gave the subject immediate attention. There was, however, no outcome in tlie shape of orders to troops, though the arrival in Washington of Brigadier General J. Franklin Bell, superintendent of the general staff college at Leavenworth, was regarded as con firming the previous statements to the effect that the army is making ready to do its share at a moment's notice. -- Torpedo Boats Ordered to Isthmus. The report that the "entire torpedo fleet has been ordered to Panama," Is not confirmed officially. So far the Perry and the Paul Jones are the only torpedo boats with orders to go to the' Isthmus. These two boats are now ready to leave for the lower bay of San Francisco, but await the arrival of some of the officers from the easL The cruiser New York is now on her Army Officers Keenly Interested.. way from Bremerton to San Francisco, The news of the movement of ma and may receive orders to go front; rines southward from Panama, based there to the isthmus. " , Hj "1 AoROfW THtAniRiCAA father's death?" "Her aunt, Lady Jeverr, has been written for, more than a week ago, She may be at de Wick even now. 1 Uiink Matilda will make her home with the Jeverys." "Then she goes to London. I know their great house near Drury Lane, It has very fine gardens indeed. And now, Jane, dear, little Jane, listen to me. You are going to the great city. to Whitehall palace, to Hampton court, to the splendor and state of a greet nation. You will be surround' ed by military pomp and civil glory and social pride and vanity. Dear lit tle girl, keep yourself unspotted from the world!" "May Cod help me, fir." "And let not the tale of love be guile you. Go often to tho assemb ling of the saints Bud catch the morn ing dew and celestial rain of their J. Pierpont Morgan Stocks has been shrinkln. prayers and praise." been John Bull Yes, Johnny Morgan, an' stocks ain't all that Jane smiled gratefully, and her eyes shrinkln'. were dim with tears as she laid her a desire to teach the natives a lesson, BURIED WITH A PIG. hands In Doctor Verity's to clasp her ordered the body of the fanatic to be promise. Yet when she reached her room and sat quiet in its solitude, no Because Moro Was Barred From buried with a pig, which Is the greatone will blame her because many Heaven, Jolot Attacked Christians. est insult that can be offered to the UK ' - ifrvt ..ntr Vu M hVr I o'f or m Wen d ed News Cable October Manila of The Mohammedans. U for! she statement for 30lh is the was widely advertised event The authority ffJvar ' In th mutter of lht VNOTICEOFIweary that the recent outbreak on the Island and 2.000 Moros closed in about Jolo Mtird l I Veil Morrla. of Jolo was due to the fact that a and practically laid siege to the city. The ufuWiienr-- will fell at f Mohammedan Moro was burled with They grew more and more aggressive, Blo"l md Lot of i one, ale; the a of lb Sum pig by order of Lieutenant Colonel and General Wood finally sent an exPlat "A" Nephl more tteen, fluildla tntm pedition against them. Rodgers of the Fifteen cavalry. loih(!,unl. tlij.. Send . Mm being nil of sal I lot, txcpl a The story, as published In the Cable Judge Amidon, in the federal court and j on bucded feet wld on the nt News, is that a "Juramentado" (a man at Grand Fork, N. D., sentenced "Jane, Jane! Why don't you let them In?" who has taken an oath to kill a Chris- Sheriff Scofleld of Mlnot to ninety days eVHry Nephl Irrigation Company0113 jaiockof was following after her. She entered save them; not for my take,. Tty 31,' fira hari of the caplui i lAlr n! WK- - tian) was shot to death on the streets In Jail at Fargo for contempt of cour ve Mercaollle and M anu tawded of Jolo after partly disemboweling a for approaching a Juror who had beefl the hall and saw a man in his stock- pity' sake, but for God's Fake now outside arc them! , after Hitardaj Ub-- member of B troop. Fifth cavalry. stairs. the They In.lMlln la. feet descending called to serve In a case pending la softly inged don't Jane! door. Jane, his and name Why fiflb day of December A. D. 19031 Colonel Rodgers, It Is reported, with that court. occupation She knew his and her heart stood still with fear. them in? Oh, for God dear writteojbida will be receivedt toil tur-I do what you a.-can "How -denee cried of the unrieraiftocd at Nephl f her Swafrham?" Jane "Is that you, Think Matilda? of what you Jnab Coaoty, Uub l terms of rale,', ber Matilda, running down stairs. "Come I "I life for two per cert to be ptd upon accept face here, come here, come hcrel" and souls know; to ak Jane, thop" perish. ready of and balance to be paid on co fight she bid, compelled the arm, seizing her by time to talk. Let them tt maiioo of sale by the eoort. atlng Jane to ascend at her side. Jane no door." 1. P. CHRHTISrrould made no resistance to such impetu- the"1 will call mother." she Admlnlntr'V far ous, imperative passion, and she was them In until I I teled November Snd, 1903. bring her here." and hurried up the steps and along the she ..c and door, opened ComW. Ad A. C. fir Matilda suddenly Criao, Attorney until corridor 6 bloodsf the . wayworn, brought . stopped and threw open the door of a fainting fugitives within the ODer latraloe, ' I had darkened room. iTery ary. I lh "Go In, MtMrens Swaffham," the ffotice to Credltorn. Mrs. Swaffham was not long milk am of one on cried, "and look your last EUt of WilUantat lit tim. .Neville' wa "S.rm rt had wering Matilda's shook Jane And victims." Cluny iieu ai Cromwell's it surely, my poor lad?," rbe paid pitipersonally objectionable to her husherself free, and stood a moment re- fully, "I will find hiding for you." as she could not garding the placid face of the dead "God Himself thank yon, mad amp," band and sons, and, to take, she road what se clrarly prlcsL obbed Matilda. "Father iaid you ftood still, waiting for widely very said merciful!" Jane, would." "Oh, Ooi b! and some guidance. And It light and Matilda answered. "Yes, for men "Yes, dearie, and Will shall eaddl to trouble Jane' unnecessary (icrmp.'i know nothing of mercy. Come, there a horse and take you home." was a positive rea there until hart It would then be son is more yeL" "No, no, no! so: her depression yet for doing Then she opened the door next to known I had come here In the dark. and evident disappointment irettea the death chamber, and Jane saw ly No one must know. I can find my ber mother. I ing on a great canopied bed the dying way and must now go." "What Is the matter with you, in were "Tell your father that they who coming earl. His last breaths men must hurt Jane?'' the asked Irritably one morn painful sobs, but he opened his eyesa would hurt the younsr Ing; "you Vjk as if you had losl me first" and looked mournfully at Jane for In the world instead of be last the be will everything the greatest, "It Then the physician few moments. as your father thinks, right on th authori- comfort he can have In this world. ing sitting by hi l2e motioned to road mary a good day. I wouldn't1 with hrr brother, and tatively to the two clrl to leave the Then she kissed a damp over things if such comthrow at his farewell of a glance pity room. were you." went quickly and quietly "He is dying, "ion foo that. He panion, "You seem to have forgotten Cluny, no away. longer," may live till morning "Go downstairs. Jane." said Mrs. toother." said Matilda; "he Is only waiting. to "lis term to have1 forgotten "and if Dr. Verity is wait never Swaffham, will see fitrpl.cn, and Stephen I will be to mipht have called. think." pprved. ing, order suprf come." "Does he know whre we are?" In room. th oak our frifnds "What can I do for yotl, deaf? Oh, beptow "He could have found ouL And, 01 the wcel fide of the house." what can 1 do?" and it is not maidenly to take any took he Jane, room To this lhm, and It Is proposed to relegate the government mule, where it is weed on "I will have nothing from you, not then riously as you take and wine young man so watr see bro'jett to your with orr-I of the Miasourl rural free deliveries, and substitute automobllee- .never even pity. son Lord Neville until your rather ana of brr-aher and pome and mat, Press Dispatch. face again. And how poof Stephen satisfied. clothing, showing them, also, that the brothers are Chicago Inter Ocean, loved you! And you you have not (To be'contlnued.) had been prepared for wide 1 chimney I Oo. lhank Uar for his fate. lwMN WW sslt 'W ipjffi ....g Niof I "W pork-hatin- g dn-vmm- d 1 .1 t' RELEGATING" THE MISSOURI MULE. asL,. ealf" '77 1 (7 T 3 ni tt '