The Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Indian Terr.), Vol. 14, No. 62, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 14, 1905 Page: 3 of 8
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A Story of Cromwell's Time
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BY AMELIA E. DARR.
Author of "The Bow of Oring Ribbon." "I Thou and the Othor Ono"
"Th Maid of Maldon Lano" Etc.
(Copyright. 1901 by DoJJ Mead & Company. All rights reserved.)
CHAPTER X. (Continued.)
"Now Indeed you pierce my heart.
You at his TuUv-v! It Is an Intoler-
able shame! ' 1. wi:i make me cry out
even when I sleep! I shall die of It.
You! You to be at his mercy at the
mercy of that Puritan braggart. Ob I
cannot endure It!"
"You see that I endure It very com-
placently Mata. The man behaved
as a gentleman and a soldier. I have
even taken a liking to him. I have
also paid back his kindness; we are
quits and as soldiers friends. And
I can assure you no one's honor suf-
fered mine least of all."
But Matilda was hard to comfort.
Her last interview with her lover was
saddened and troubled by this dis-
agreement. This then was the end of the visit
from which she had expected so
much; and one sad gray morning in
November they reached London.
Matilda said to herself in the first
hours of her return that she would
not see Jane but as the day wore on
she changed her mind. So she wrote
and asked her to come and Jane
answered the request in person at
once. Her admiration for her friend's
beautiful gowns and laces and jewels
and her interest In Matilda's descrip-
tions of the circumstances In which
they were worn was so genuine that
Matilda had forgotten her relation to
Lord Neville when the irritating
name was mentioned.
"Did you see Lord Neville in
Paris?" Jane asked.
"No" Matilda answered sharply. "I
did not seo hira. He cailed one day
and had a long talk with Sir Thomas
but aunt had a headache at:d I had
more delightful company. He pre-
vented my seeing the Queen of Bo-
hemia on my return because ho offf r-
ed to attend to my uncle's business at
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Mr. Swaffham and Jane
The Hague for him and for this Inter-
ference I do not thank Ixird Neville."
"Nor I" answered Jane. "Had he
not gone to The Hague he might
have been in London by this time."
Jane had risen as she said these
words and was tying on her bonnet
and Matilda watched ber with a curi-
ous interest "I was wondering." she
said slowly "If you will be glad to
marry Cluny Neville and go away to
Scotland with him."
"Oh yes" Jane answered her eyes
shining her mouth wreathed in
smiles her whole being expressing
her delight la such an anticipation.
Matilda made no further remark but
when Jane had closed the door bo-
hind her she sat down thoughtfully
by the fire and stirring together the
red embers sighed rather than said:
"Why do people marry and bring
tip sons and daughters? This girl
has been loved to the uttermost by
her father and mother and brothers
and she will gladly leave them all to
go off with this young Scot She will
call It 'Sacrifice for Love's sake;' I
call it pure selfishness. Yet I am not
a whit whiter than she. I would have
stayed In Paris with Rupert though
my good uncle waa in danger. I think
I will go to my evening service"
and as she rose for hti Common
Prayer she was saying under her
breath. "We have left undone those
things which we ought to have done
and we have done those things which
we ought not to have done. And
there Is no health in us."
The popular discontent with the
rapid and radical reforms tf the
saints' Parliament was not confined
to the Royalists; the nation without
regard .to party was bitterly incens-
ed and alarmed. Cromwell was no
exception; the most conservative of
men he also grew angry and restless
when he saw the reign of the saints
WglnninR in eaiaet.
Soon the anger outside the Parlia-
ment House rose to fury. Doubtless
Cromwell had foreseen this rials.
Certainly a large number of the mem-
bers were of his way of thinking and
on the twelfth of December Col.
Sydenham rose and accusing the
members of wishing to put a Mosaic
code In place of the Common Law of
England of depreciating a regular
ministry (for what need of one if
all men could prophesy?) and of op-
posing learning and education he de-
clared the salvation of the nation lay
In resigning the trust committed to
them Into the hands of the Lord Gen-
eral Cromwell. The motion was sec-
onded by Sir Charles Wolseley. The
Speaker left the chair and followed
by a majority of the members went
to Whitehall and there and then they
wrote out their resignation.
No serious opposition was made.
Some thirty of the members remained
in the House "to protest" but Col.
Goft entering with a file of musket-
eers the argument was quickly closed.
Three days after this event a new
Council of State resolved that his Ex-
cellency be chosen Lord Protector of
the three nations and on the six-
teenth o Pcember be bo installed in
"And you would think that he had
been publicly scorned Instead of pub-
licly chosen" raid Israel to hi3 wife.
"Ho looks miserable; he is silent and
downcast and talks much to himself.
Yet he 13 in his right place and the
only man In England who can save us
from anarchy. Martha. hi3 Excellency
and her Highness desire your com-
pany and that of Jane to the cere-
mony. You will go?"
"I had better stay at homo. Israel.
I cannot 'Your Highness' Elizabeth
Cromwell. Jane will go."
. "Aid you too Martha. I wish it."
"I never go against your wishes
Isiael at least not often."
So it happened that on the sixteenth
of December Mr3. SwaiTham and Jane
were dresslns for Whitehall. Mrs.
Swaflham was nervous and irritable;
nervous because she feared her gown
was not as handsome as it ought to
be; Irritable because she felt that
were glad to return home.
circumstances were going to control
her behaviour whether she approved
or cot. Jane was unable to encourage
or cheer her mother; she was herself
the- most unhappy maiden In London
thnt day. For eighteen days she had
been forced to accept the fact that
Cluny was at least eighteen days be-
hind all probable and improbable de-
lays. She had not received a line
from him since he left Paris; no one
had. He had apparently vanished as
completely as a afor.e dropped into
mid-ocean.She had been often at Jev
ery House and during two of her vis-
Its had managed to see Sir Thomas
and ask "If he bad any intelligence
from Lord Neville?" On her first in
quiry he answered her anxiously; on
his second his reply showed some
"Ho offered voluntarily to take
charge of Lady Jevery's Jewels and
to collect my money at The Hague;
and unless he was certain of his abil
ity to do these things Bafely he ought
not to have sought the charge."
Ar.d with these words there entered
into Jane's heart a suspicion that hurt
her like a sword-thrust. She found
herself saying continually "It is lm
possible! Impossible! Oh my God
where Is he?"
The ride back to Whitehall after
the installation cf tho Lord Protector
was an Intoxicating one. Londoners
had at last a ruler who was a su-
premely able maD. They could go
to their shops and buy and sell in
security. Oliver Frotector would see
to their rights and their welfare. His
very appearance waa satisfying; he
was not a young man headstrong and
reckless but a Protector who had
been tried on the battlefield and in
the Council Chamber and never found
But be the day glad or sad time
runs through it and the shadows of
evening found the whole city worn
out with their own emotions. Mrs.
Swaflham and Jane were glad to re-
turn to the quiet of their home
"Not but what we have had a great
day Jane" said the cider woman;
"but dea. UK child what a waste
of life it is! I feel ten years older.
It would not do to spend one's self
this way very often."
"I am tired to death mother. May
I stay in my room this evening?"
"You are fretting Jane and fret
''J -V ft
ting is bad for ycu every way. Why
will you do it?"
"How can I help ! mother?"
Then Mrs. SwaiTham looked at her
daughter's white faco and said "You
know dear where Rud 'jy to flJ the
comfort you r.ood. God help you'
And oh how good it was to tho
heart-sick girl to bo at last alone to
be able to weep unwatched and un
checked to shut the door of her soul
on tr? world and open it to God to
toll Him all her doubt and fear and
lonely grief. This was her consola
tion even though no sensible comfort
came from it though the heaver.s
seemed far off and there was no ray
of light no whisper from beyond to
At nine o'clock her mother brought
her a possett and toast and she took
them gratefully. "Is father home?"
"Yes Jane. He came in an hour
ago with Doctor Verity."
"Have they any word of "
"I fear not. They would have told
me at once. I haven't seen much of
them. There were lots of things un-
done and badly done to look after."
"If Doctor Verity gives you any op-
portunity will you speak about Cluny
"You know I will. He and others
will maybe have time for a word of
kindness now. Now Cromwell has
got his way there will be only Crom-
well to please and surely a whole
city full can manage that."
"I don't suppose he has ever thought
of Cluny being so long over time."
"Not he! He has had things far
closer to him to look after."
"But now?" ;
"Now he will Inquire after the lad.
Doctor Verity must speak to him.
Dear Jane do you suppose I don't see
how you are suffering?' I do my girl
and suffer with you. But even your
father thinks we are worrying our-
Beives for nothing. He says Cluny
will walk in some day and tell bis
own story nothing worse than a fit
of ague or fever or even a wound
from some street pad; perhaps a
heavy snowstorm or the swampy
Netherlands under water. Men cant
fight the elements or even outwit
them dear. Mother Is with you Jane
don't you doubt that" and she stepped
forward and clasped tho girl to her
Jane's supposition that Doctor Ver-
ity would be with her father and that
their talk would be only of Cromwell
was correct. Mrs. Swaflham found
the two men smoking at the fireside
and their conversation was of the Man
and the Hour.
"I am sorry for Oliver Cromwell.
Such a load as be has shouldered! Can
he be.r It?" said Israel.
"Through God's help yes; and ten
times over yes! He is a great roan"
answered the Doctor.
"I think more of measures than of
men" continued Israel. !
"Very ' good. But something de-
pends on the men just as In a fire
something depends on .the grate" said
the Doctor. "Oliver will do his work
and he will do it well and then" go to
Him who sent hiia. Verily I believe
ho will hear the 'Well done' of his
"The Commonwealth will be over.
The soul of it will have departed-
can it live afterwards?"
"If I survive the Puritan govern-
ment" said Israel "I will join the
pilgrims why have gone over the
"I will go with you Israel but we
will not call ourselves 'pilgrims. No
indeed! No men are less like pil-
grims than they who go not to wan-
der about but to build homes and
cities and found republics in tho land
they have been led to. They are citi-
zens not pilgrims."
At these words Mrs. Swaffham who
had listened between sleeping and
waking roused herself thoroughly.
"Israel" she said "I will not go across
seas. It is not likely. Swaffham Is
our very own and we will stay in
(To be continued.)
KNEW HIS OWN TERRAPIN.
Virginian Identified It by Its Peculiar
"Tidewater Virginia" said Mr. E.
L. White of Lancaster Va. at the
Shoreham recently "is the most de-
lightful and wonderful country In the
world. Everything that heart can wish
or the appetite can fancy is produced
from the fertile fields and the great
rivers that traverse them on their way
to the bay. Nothing ever surpassed
her oysters her fish her ducks her
"The terrapin farming" he contin-
ued "is a remarkable business and
very lucrative. But It requires a large
outlay of capital and a great deal of
labor. Each owner of a 'farm' as the
little water front fenced in for the
purpose is called zealously guards his
domain and resents the slightest en
croachment by a neighbor or stranger.
And a curious thing about it is' that
these men engaged in the business
have learned to know their own terra
pins by the expression of their faces
Not long ago a negro boy was arrested
in one of the lower counties irt the
Rappahannock river for stealing a
'diamond back' and he was convicted
upon the testimony of the owner.' who
swore point blank that the said ter
rapin was his and was stolen from
his 'farm' because he recognised the
aforesaid terrapin by Us individual
expression of countenance which he
had studied for years.
"He stated also that all his terra-
pins had the same smile and gentle
look out of the quiet eyes; that he
would know them at once anywhere
among all the terrapins of the world.
I tell you sir Tidewater Virginia ia
a wonder." Washington Post
A SPINSTER SAYS THAT
The evil men do Is soon forgotten
A little brief authority puffa a small
cuan up to tho limit.
Some men are pleasant to talk to
but disagreeable to listen to.
A man Isn't necessarily In the swim
because ho drinks like a fish.
Often a man can best make his
presence felt by his absence.
The luck of the fool Is proverbial
but you never hear a lucky man speak
The longer the average man follows
the races tho farther they get ahead
Women have a limited amount of
conceit but men have it In unlimited
To err is human or at least that is
what a man always says after making
Sometimes a man loses a lot of
money through the hole at the top of
The man who has nothing to eay
Isn't always aware of it until after he
has tried to say it.
It is easier for an old bachelor' to
say that he is perfectly happy than
It is for him to prove it.
It might be well for the conceited
man to remember that the smallest
onion is stronger than the largest
Probably nothing gives a man's self-
esteem such a jolt as the discovery
that some one has succeeded in un-
loading a lead nickel on him.
HELP TO THE UNINITIATED.
After years spent in trying to fil
a long-felt want at restaurants th
writer Is able to compile a dictionary
for the benefit of those of less experi-
ence. It is dedicated to them in the
fond hope that it may be of assistance
In smoothing a path that is rough at
Waiter One who waits for a tip
Sausage A lineal descendant of a
Cake A concoction that once was
Check Something that Is with you
Butter A substance not navigable
with a knife.
Food Something that tho restau
rant is out of.
Fish Brain food that will make
Bread The staff of life which Is
hard enough to !ean upon.
Sandwich Any old thing between
two slices of any other old thing.
Roast Beef Meat that you can't
help roasting while you are eating it
Pie An invention of Satan tho
copyright of which seems never to
run out. "The Sunday Magazine."
Think long and preach short.
Only the chosen few are fitted for
In a multitude of advisers there is
There would be no debtors If prom-
ises were legal tenders.
Blessed 13 he who puts a line of
wisdom in a line of type.
Who strays from his text comes
back to find a disappearing congre-
gation. BY THE MODERN DIOENES.
No man is a bore who talks to you
A man's popularity generally ends
when he gets home.
Hope Isn't much good unless it Is
backed up by hustle.
Man wants but little here below
and that's about all he gets.
The man who is satisfied with what
he has doesn't worry about what he
We have all heard of wolves in
sheep's clothing but the wolf at the
door generally comes disguised as a
A gold brick is pretty good evidence
It may be a mistake to marry
young but it is a mistake that is sel-
The man who boasts that he neither
borrows nor lends must lead a very
The rapidity with which some men
'.nake money is only equaled by the
ranifllty with wh'cU other men lose it.
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Lo! this la the law of life;
1 song of peace and a day of ntrtff;
A aay or strife ami a Kong oi peace
And the thunder of battles thai never
and this la the law of life!
From the morning gray of the farthest
Down thA mnturloa thnra lma fnma
r the clash of arms and the mad alarms
Of triimii.it nnH fift nnri 1mm
tola eternal truth: That the War God's
Tfi akin tn tn flant tio a
That Man in the game. Is 'as flax to
And the pitiful fool of fate!
From the days forgot and when time
wan nor .
And the drat mnn ntnnri nlnna
ro the days of old when barons bold
Built their castles of oak and stone.
rhf-n to drink and fight In a wild delight
Was the order of church and state;
And Man in the game was the moth in
And the pitiful fool of fate!
From the days of old to the days of
Even in old age when he waa jour
neying to the grave full of honors
Lord Beaconsfleld spoke proudly of
his Hebrew ancestry; but Mr. Luclen
Wolf is at some pains to prove that
the whole story of tba Disraelis as
set forth In his memoir of his father
is to say the least unreliable. Says
"The statement that the name Dis-
raeli had 'never been borne before or
since by any other family' is only
true of Lord Beaconsfleld himself for
he was the first Disraeli. His father
to the end of his days spelt his name
DTsraeli and his grandfather who
first adopted the nobiliary particle
was known in his young days like
his father before him as simple Is-
raeli. Nor is it quite true to Bay that
the name stands absolutely alone in
the world's onomasticon. Throughout
the 8th century a Huguenot family
named Disraeli was a resident in
London. It became extinct with one
Few Good Reajding Clerks
"The meeting of congress reminds
me that it is one of the rarest things
1n tie world to find a good reading
clerk" said an old reporter "and
thoje is I suppose a very good reason
for it. As a matter of fact it takei a
peculiar type of man to make a read-
ing clerk. There are a grea.. many
men who can read well for a while.
But the man wanted by tho large de-
liberative bodies must be able to sus-
tain himself and in order to do this
he must learn how to control his
voice. In fact he must be as careful
of his voice as tie artistic singer.
"Reading clerks in legislative bod-
ies often have a peculiar condition
to deal with on account of the charac-
ter of legislative halls. The men who
.rend for Congress also read under
difficulties. During the last national
conventions of the Republican and
Democratic parties I had occasion to
appreciate the difficulties of finding
good reading clerks. Each conven-
tion selected a number of reading
Finding Warrant for War
On both sides of the great contro-
versy which ttok such fearful shape
in the middle of the seventeenth cen-
tury but especially on the Protestant
side the minds of men were devoted
not to seeking that peace which was
breathed upon the world by the New
Testament but to finding warrant for
war and especially the methods of
the chosen people in waging war
against unbelievers in the Old Testa-
ment. Did any legislator or professor
of law yield to feelings of humanity
he was sure to meet with protests
based upon authority of Holy Scrip-
ture. Plunder and pillage were sup-
ported by reference to the divinely
approved "spoiling of the Egyptians"
by the Israelites. The right to mas-
sacre Unresisting enemies waa based
upon the command of the Almighty to
Assistant Sergeant at Arms Stew-
art of the United States senate has
ordered a silver band for the gavel
that is used by Senator Frye in call-
ing the senators to order. This gavel
is unlike most of the symbols of au-
thority wielded by presiding officers.
It consists of a piece of ivory shaped
like an hour glass. Nobody hnsws
the origin or age of the gavel save
that it has been used in the senate for
more than 100 years. It is yellow
with age and is slick aud smooth r.s
the result of long handling.
"The history of this gavel" sr.ld Mr.
Stewart the other day "is wrapped in
mystery. We have traced it back far
enough to know that it came to Wash-
ington from Philadelphia in 1801 and
French Courtesy Anglicized.
A few days ago tho New York
representatives of a kid glove manu-
facturing concern the headquarters of
which tne in an interior town in
France sent a cablegram announcing
the death of the manager in charge
of the American branch of the btfit-
ness. The foreign house promptly
forwarded acknowledgment the wire
of Life J
That we moderns so highly prize.
Have the cries and groans and the sighs
Of the dying assailed the skies.
And to stave and tight from morn till
th- rule of the wise and great;
And Man In the game. Is us Uax to
And the pitiful fool of fate!
Yea the War God quaffs of our blood
At the mothers who give us birth;
For his skull-decked throne ia the brawn
Of strenuous sons of earth!
And the months roll on and the years
Yet his passion does not abate;
And Man. in the game is tho moth in the
And the pitiful fool of fate!
For this is i!-" law of life; '
A song of peace and a day of strife;
A day of strife and a song of peace
And thunder of battles that never cease.
And this is the law of life!
Ohio State Journal.
Benjamin Disraeli of Beechey Park
Carlow a rich money-lender and no-
tary of Dublin who died in 1814. There
is also to-day in Vienna a family
named Disraeli but they rather tend
to confirm Lord Beaconsfleld's hypoth-
esis since they have only recently
adopted the name. Even in its most
authentic form of Israeli the name
was not unprecedented in the 5th cen-
tury for it had been borne with con-
siderable distinction by Jews 500
years before and it was still current
at the time of the Spanish exodus."
Mr. Wolf traces the obscure origin
of the family from the time when a
certaft Benjamin D'Israell was" born
at Certo Ferrara the family having
probably come from the Levant. This
Benjamin D'Israell emigrated to Eng-
land in his 8th year and was the an-
cestor of Lord Beaconsfleld. Mr.
Wolf mentions incidentally the inter-
esting fact that Mr. PInfo is a de-
scendant of a collateral branch of tho
clerks but the service was not at all
satisfactory. It was Inrposf.'.ble to
hear the clerks a short while f.fter
they began to read. They would pitch
itheir voices in a key so high XhaX col
lapse vocally was .inevitable. The
voices would soon become biisky and
the men could not be head M ail.'
Another man would be prcssefl into
service with the Bame result.
"On account of these difficulties It
required the services of a number of
men to get the platforms and resolu-
tions before the conventions. And at
that the reading was of a most unsat-
isfactory nature for even the dele-
gates who were required to vote on
the various propositions involved
could not hear and did know
what they were voting for. Good read-
ing clerks are indeed rare and it
would seem that young men with am-
bition might find it profitable to equip
themselves along this lire where they
are endowed with voices capable of
the Jews in the twentieth chapter of
Deuteronomy. The indiscriminate
slaughter of whole populations was
justified by a reference to the divine
command to slaughter the nations
round a'uout Israel. Torture and mu-
tilation of enemies wa3 sanctioned' by-
the conduct of Samuel against Agag
of KJng David against the Philistines
of the men of Judah against Adonl-
bezek. Even the slaughter of babes
in arms was supported by a passage
from the Psalms. "Happy shall he be
that taketh and dasheth thy little
one3 against the stones." Treachery
and assassination .were supported fcy
a reference to the divinely approved
Phinehas Ehud Judith and Jael;
murdering the ministers of unap-
proved religions by Elijah's slaughter
of the priests cf Baal. Andrew D.
White in Atlantic.
has been on the vice president's table
ever since. I have Just ordered a
silver band with an inscription for
the gavel. It will bear the date 1801.
One hundred years after the arrival
of this gavel in Washington we
bought an inkstand for the use of the
presiding officer of the senate. The
stand and the gavel are the only
pieces of furniture allowed permanent-
ly on his desk in the senate."
The senate is such a decorous body
that the vice president never break3
the boards In his desk pounding for
order. Over in the house the carpen-
ter ha3 to put in a couple of new
planks In the speaker's table every
session. During Reed's regime the
boards had to be renewed every
month or so.
".Please accept our profound con-
gratulations. Our account prospered
in the hands of Mr. He was a
grand fellow in nil respects. We in-
terpret his demise as a personal loss."
This was signed by the directors of.
the company. Tho Manhattan estab-
lishment is of the opinion that a little
knowledge of English Is a sad aJ!-
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