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CHAPTER III.--(Continued.) !suppose it must be that I do not ~' to do so," she answered coldly, ~st insolently, with an intonation ! cat him to the quick; and then he )Ped aside and she passed through. s the last of her dress disappeared )Ugh an opposite door, the young 1 turned away, clinched his hands, muttered to himself: What a fool I am--what a mad i~to wait all my life up to this, V to fall in love with a woman ) scarcely cares to remember my ~tsnee !" 71th this self-congratulatory ad- an, he strode down the steps and ) the pony carriage, in which short- afterward he drove his sister and e queen" to the Grange. ll things considered, the poor po- Would have preferred any other vet that day, and the girls a more ~ly companion; but che sara, sara, so all parties had to put up with tZll. Once applying the whip too ~ly to the well-cared-for back of L, the far-off pony, she thought Per to make a bolt of it for half a e or so, and persuaded Jack to ac- tPany her, until a steep hill and tZil's firm hand had once more re- ed them to a kindly frame of mind. ring this rather trying, half mile, ;s Younge, as loudly as she well td, had taken particular pains to ress her consternation at and her tpProval of her brother's mode of Ping, until Denzil, provoked beyond Lads by more than one cause that turned and advised her, in no Y tender terms, to restrain her ex- ~rQent; after which Rachael set her 1 lips tightly together, and deter- Led to have her revenge as speedily PC~ible; so when the Grange had U reached, and they all stood round l~haeton, waiting for Eddie's knock he door to be answered, she said, ~tly: What is the matter with you today, t~ail, dear? You are a little out of ~, are you not?" A~I I?" asked Denzil. "I don't ~-most people are at times, I [~Ose. Why do you ask?" |~h, for nothing, dearest"--if pos- It, spoken more sweetly still--"I [~ Only anxious; and, by the bye, [r Persuasive powers failed to b:hi~g ~?,, Trevanion with us, id Y [Oh, YOu serpent!" thought Frances ~Verton, indignantly, as she saw |nZil's handsome face contract and ~ll Painfully; but all she said was, It, Younge, will you come here and ]~ What Eddie has done to my stir- ~?. The boy grows more intolerably ~Pld every day. What--is there ~hlng really the matter with it? ~ll, I wonder then what makes it ~18o queer;" and then the door was ~aed, and Denzll helping her from rSaddle, they all went into the |~e ]~:re they spent a long half hour ~athe master of the Grange--a half ~, that worked wonders, as Frances ~ned her request, and a ball was ]J~lssd within a fortnight to cele- her delivery from Uncle Carden's ~s~"strictly on the condition," ~1 old Dick Blount, "that you give the first quadrille, Miss Frank;" i she having promised the desired ICe willingly enough, they all ned once more homeward. ~anees Sylverton discovered two age during her ride that morning. B wa~, that the chestnut thorough- she rode that day went easier in stride than the little gray mare, ~" ore constant companion; the tor, that Denzll Younge was, with- t_UOUbt, very desperately in love beautiful Mildred Trevanion. ~" CHAP~TER IV. en the Deverllls made "their ap- anee at King's Abbott on Monday ~e~ing, Just ten minutes before the ~er-bell rang, they brought in their ~h, uninvited a cousin of their own, |certain Lord Lyndon, who had most ~e~Pectedly arrived at their place ~,~ XnOrnlng. ['I knew you would make him wm- [~e, my dear," the honorable Mrs. ~Verill whispered to her old friend, ~dy Caroline as they seated them- [1Yes on the soft cushions of a [A~e; "and really we did not know ae least what to do with him." tier which little introduction the ~uag lord was made welcome and clv- |Y entreated forthwith. He was a ~ddle-sized young man of from I~saty-slx to thirty, rather stout than rwlse, with nondescript features, hair slightly inclined toward the [sl~tlai rosy." His mouth, too, was nlch less too lar e for ~a , more or , g i[:~face, and his eyes might have been ~egree bluer, but, for all that,they ~.u a pleasant, genial expression |:~!ag in their light depths, while I Smile alone would have redeemed Uglier man. Its with most !e was a general favor ~ls acquaintances, and a particular * With his cousins, the Deverllls, !OOked upon him fondly enough in .light of a brotherly relation, time aug convinced them that their ~lees were not of that order that ~ld change his position from friend aUsband. The' elder Miss Deverlll a a tall girl, gawkily inclined, pos- ted of a very pronounced nose, a eat for listening, and a bright, clev- ~Pression, while her sister Was par- [~arly ugly. There were no two mon~ on the latter point, either in Ston or elsewhere; and indeed c~ar- ity embodied would have found it dif- ficult to indicate one passable feature in the younger Miss Deverill's face. Miss Trevanion, in a demi-toilette of black and gold, scarcely improved Miss Jane's homely appearance this evening, as, with her calm, self-pos- sessed manner, she sailed down the long drawing room to receive her par- ents' guests. Then she was introduced to Lord Lyndon, and executed a little half-bow for his especial benefit, which had the effect of reducing that amiable young nobleman to a hopeless state of imbe- cility for the ensuing five minutes. Af- ter that time had elapsed he gradually recovered his wonted composure, and, summoning back his departed pluck, took to staring at Miss Trevanion every alternate five seconds, with such unmistakable admiration in his eyes as caused Denzil Younge in the back- ground to utter curses not loud, but deep. Miss Trevanion was smiling very sweetly at the new arrival--far more sweetly than she had ever smiled at him--Denzil; and he,--the newcomer-- was evidently enjoying to the full the commonplace conversation he was holding with her. Seeing this, Denzil fairly gnashed his teeth with excess of jealousy, and con- signed this harmless young lord to all sorts of dreadful places, while telling Miss Sylverton, with his tenderest smile, how dear to his heart was a crimson rose in masses of fair brown hair. "Who was it told me you preferred 'great wealth of golden hair?' " she rejoined, miscl~ievously, while she laughed good-naturedly enough, albeit slightly' mockingly, as Denzil colored and flashed a glance at her, half- earnest, half reproachful, from his beautiful dark-blue eyes. "Never mind," she whispered, laying her hand with a gentle pressure on his arm as he took her in to dinner-- --"never mind; I am your friend, you know--so trust me." Whereupon Denzil returned the pres- sure very gratefully indeed; after which these two felt that they had sworn a bond of mutual good fellow- ship. All through dinner Lyndon devoted himself exclusively to Miss Trevanion, while she--frbm what motive was a mystery--came out from her habitual coldness, and laughed and sparkled, and dazzled her companion, until Den- zil--watching from the other end of the table--felt his heart ache oppres- sively, and a dull sense of the empti- ness of things in general creep over hlm. Perhaps, had she vouchsafed him even one gracious glance, even one smile, not at him, but in his direction, it would have~ dulled the pain, but her eyes sedulously avoided that side of the room, while she coquetted with and charmed her new admirer with an assiduity that made Frances Sylverton fairlywonder. Once only, before she left the apart- ment, did Denzil meet her glance, and then but for an instant, as he held the door open for the ladies to pass through. Mildred, ,who happened to be last, having caught her light dress in a slightly projecting corner of the wainscoating, he stooped to release her, and as he rose again, their eyes met. In hers lay nothing but mute, cold thanks; while in his--whatever it was she saw in his, it caused Miss Trevan- ion to bow hurriedly and move away "down the long hall, after the others, with quickened, petulant steps. "Mildred, darling, how pale you look!" Lady Caroline said, anxiously, as she joined the ladies in the drawing room. "Are you cold, child, or ill?" Come over there to the fire and warm yourself. These sudden chills are very dangerous." But Miss Trevanion would neither acknowledge to cold or go near the pleasant, inviting blaze, choosing rath- er to wander away vaguely toward a distant, heavily curtained window where she hid herself from the watch- ful, reading eyes of Rachael Younge. Outside the window ran a balcony, gleaming marble white in the brilliant moonshine. It looked so soft, so sweet, so lonely, that Mildred, whose cheeks had changed from palest white to warmest crimson, felt a sudden intense longing to pass out and bathe her flushed face in the cool pure light. With noiseless touch she pushed open the yielding sash, and found her- Self part of the silent, star-lit night, with a faint wind fanning her and the deadness of sleeping nature all around. ,A tall, slight, dark-robed figure, she stood with one hand--scarcely less white than the rays that covered it-- resting on the balustrade, her eyes wandering restlessly over the shadowy landscape. A perfect queen of night she seemed, or very fitting Juliet, had there but been a Romeo. Presently, with steady, eager steps, came I)enzil Younge toward her, and took up his position by her side. "Dreaming, Miss Trevanlon?" he said. Mildred started peceptlbly. Perhaps her thoughts--whatever they were-- had been far away--perhaps too ~iear. Whichever it was, she roused herself with a visible effort before she answer- ed him. "Almost," she said, "although the night is somewhat e~hlllY ~Or ~ manttc non~en~. However, you have shown me my folly, so there Is little danger of my repeating it. Shall w~ return to the drawing-room?" "In one moment," he answered, hur- riedly; whereupon Miss Trevanion turned back once more, and, pausing with wondering eyes, laid her hand again on the balustrade. Denzil appeared a little pale--a little nervous perhaps--in the moonlight, but that was all; and his voice, when he spoke, though low, was quite dis- tinct. "Why will you not be friends with me?" he asked. "Friends with you!" Mildred repeat- ed, with calmest, most open-eyed as- tonishment, raising her face, to his. "Why, what can you mean? Have I offended you in any way? If so, I am sorry, and, believe me, .I did not mean to do so. I fancied i was treating you as 1 treat all my other acquaintances." "No, you do not," he rejoined, with an odd repressed vehemence assert- ing itself in his tone; "you treat me very dlfferently, as It seems to me. Why, on all others you bestow a few smiles, a few kind words at least, while on me--Miss Trevanion, I wonder --I wonder, if you could only guess how much your simplest words are to me, would the revelation make you a little less chary of them?" ".I do not understand you," she said, coldly, closing and unclosing her hand with angry rapidity; "and I bePleve you yourself do not know of what you are speaking." "Yes, I do," he affirmed, passionate- ly. "I know I would rather have your most careless friendship th'an the love of any other woman. I would almost rather have your hatred than what I now fear--:your indifference." The moon had disappeared behind a sullen dark gray cloud, and for a few moments they were left in comparative darkness. Miss Trevanion's heart was beating loud and fast; the cloudy drapery that partially concealed, but scarcely hid her delicate neck and shoulders wa~ strangely agitated. She could not see her companion's face, but felt that he was trying to pierce the momentary gloom to gain some insight into her soul. He should read no thoughts of hers, she told herself, with proud reliance on her own strength; he should not learn from her face how deeply his words had vexed her. When once more the moon asserted herself and shone forth with redoubled brilliancy, ,Denzil gazed only on a calm statuesque figure and haughty unmoved features that gave no index to the heart beneath. She seemed a beautiful being, a piece of nature's most perfect work--but a being hard, unsympathetic, incapable of any di- vine feeling. He gazed at her in silence, wondering how so fair a creature could be so de- void of all tender characteristics, and, as he gazed, a man's step sounded lightly on the gravel beneath them. As she heard it, Miss Trevanton's whole expression changed, her face was lit up with sudden animation, and took an eager expectant look that rendered her ten times more lovely than he had ever seen her. She moved lightly to the top of the stone steps that led to the grounds, and watched with pretty im- patience until a gray-colored figure emerged from the darkness, and, see- ing her took her gladly in his arms. "Charlie!" she said, rapturously, and, when he had half pushed her from his embrace, she put up her hands and smoothed back his sunny brown hair from his forehead, and kissed him throe times fondly; after which she suddenly recollected Denzirs presence, and, drawing back, pushed Charlie gently toward him. (To be Continued.) ]BrinineSS lteforo Pleusure~ An English commercial traveler, for whose pushing Americanism a Liver- pool paper vouches with great enthusi- asm, started out after a country order. Happening to arrive at the village on the day of a festival, he found the shop of his customer closed, and learned that the man himself was at the cele- bration a mile out of town. At once he set out for the spot, and reached the ground Just in time to see his shopkeeper climb into a balloon pro- cured for special ascensions. The man of trade was equal to the occasion. He stepped forward, paid his fare and climbed into the car. AWay went the balloon, and was hardly above the tree-tops when the commercial trav- eler turned to his astonished victim, and ~aid persuasively but trium,phant- ly: "And now, sir, what can I do for ]ou in calicoes?"--Youth's Companion. Rleelotti GJ~rlb4tldL Ricciotti Garibaldi, who will attend the unveiling of the Garibaldi monu- ment in Ohicago on September 20, is a lieutenant in the Italian navy. In 1866, when his father commanded a body of volunteers, Ricelotti had a m l- nor commission. He marched agains~ Rome with the soldiers who won the battle of Monterotonde, took part in the battle of Mentona, and was cap- tured. He fought with France against Germany in 1870 and after that war made his home in Rome, where he has been a member of the Italian parlia- ment.--Chicago Tribune. Vast Industtlmt ~t the "See." Vast Industries are rapidly develop- ing at ~ault Ste. Marie. Millions have already been invested, and the projects already under way will, it is said, cost $~0,000,000 to complete. These Include blast furnaces, pulp mills, rolling mills, etc. But not the least of the great undertakings at this point is the con- struetion of a railroad from the See to Hudson bay, a distance of 500 miles north. The road is already chartered and subsidized, and 150 miles will b~ completed next year. | THE EAS"gl Afi gT, IAL.: MRS. EASTMAN CHEERING HER HUSBAND. The Eastman murder trial at Cam- bridge, Mass., has been exciting wide- spread interest throughout the United States and even in Europe. Charles R. Eastman, accused of the murder of Richard Grogan, is a professor at Har- vard University. The crime was com- mitted in the latter part of 1899, A ~legram from a correspondent wh~o" has been reporting the celebrated trial ~aid: "Mrs. Grogan and Mrs. Eastman are Hvlng together, and there is every ev- Idence of harmony among the accused, his wife and the widow of the man he killed. Mrs. Grogan is small, slender and dark. She goes to the courthouse every day with her sister, but is ex- cluded from the proceedings, as she Is a witness. Mrs. Eastman watches Lhe scene all day. She sits far from her husband, who under one of the many peculiar provisions of the Bay State law, is isolated in a silvered The cage floor is carpeted, the accused has an easy chair cud sits back com- fortably making notes in a book, writ- ing suggestions to counsel or reading magazines passed to 'him by the re- porters." ~be ..Vouf~ Carolina E.~po~i~ton. Following closely upon the Pan- American Exposition, which opened informally last week at Buffalo, the gates of the South Carolina Interstate and West Indian exposition will be thrown open, and the North will be invited not only to visit but to con- tribute to it. As it will .open in De- cember and not close until May, 1902, Charleston should be a pleasant place though ccmgress failed to make an ap-I propriation for this exposition, tho~ Charleston people are far from dis-i couraged. Ground is already broken, for the buildings and the scheme has~ been placed upon a sound financial i basis. Several Eastern cities have i promised to participate, among them~ Philadelphia and Baltimore. Cuba,I Porto Rico and adjoining islands will! contribute exhibits. As the expositioni is commercial in its character, and in-i tended to develop trade relations be-: tween North and South, the Charles-~' ton people are determind it shall be; a success, and th'ey will offer unusual: Inducements to attract exhibitors and~ visitors. One of these will be the cot-: ton palace, which is to be built by the city of Charleston, in which cotton will be on exhibition in all Its stages, from its growing in ~e soil to its preparation for the spinner and Its~ final appearance as a manufactured l product. In one respect the Charles- ton exposition will be fortunate.. As it. opens almost directly after the close ofl the Pan-American undoubtedly many of the exhibits as well as popular en- tertainments of the latter will find their way tllerd, and thus add to its At- tractiveness. But apart from this the spirit wlth which the people of that state..have entered upon the work~ promises a decided success. l~in~ 1tin Jr Abd~ca#e. The king of Denmark is reported t~ be once again seriously thinking of abdicating the Danish throne in favor of the crown prince, and has only been dissuaded from doing so by the ~oint pleading of the crown princess and her husband. The king, however, is wearied at the continuous opposi- tion of his ministers to any sugges- tion he may put forward. The queen's death has considerably aged. his ma- jesty as well a~ shaken his constitu- ~teel cage, the front of which is open. of winter resort for sightseers. A1- tion. Capable of discharging 116 bullets minute, at high initial velocity, the new automatic pistol adopted by the Board of Ordnance and Fortification [or the United States army is in many respects a remarkable weapon. As a ~rst step toward the equipment of tbe army with the new arm, an order for one thousand of the pistols for the nee of the cavalry has been placed with the manufacturers. Exhaustive tests by government experts have been made, which seem to indicate that the principle of the automatic field gun and the magazine rifle have been com- bined in practical form in a pistol ao heavier than the revolvers with which the army is now equipped. Named for its inventor, George Lu- get, a former offieer in the Austrian army, the Luger automatic pistol is made by the German Arms and Am- anition factories. This concern has manufactured about five million Mauler rifles for European nations, and has also brought out several types of automatic pistols. H. Tauscher, one ~f the representatives of the company who came to this cotlntry to submit the Luger plstol to the government, mid recently, when seen at his hotel, that the new pistol was the result of ten years' experiment. Recent tests in Springfield armory revered accuracy of aim, penetration, zelocity of projectile, speed of fire, en- lu~ance and the usual dust, rust and rand tests, and a speed of 11@ shots )or minute was attained, while the tecuracy of aim with rapidity @as ~hown by a score of twenty-four bull's ,yes out of thirty shots by one man, who could make only nine out of :wenty-elght with the other styles of pistols In the competition. jVe Army Re ol )er G/Ta C rrie f 116 grumbling because t~e t~mted States does not let them divide up Argentina and Brazil may take comfort in the re- flection that Argentina has from twen- ty-five to thirty tames and Brazil at least a hundred times the population of the two South African republics corn- tempt to partition South America might not be such a very profitable un- dertaking, even if the United Statea~ were out of the way, says a Ftwnch. paper. Philadelphia, with 1,500 miles off streets and 60,000 arrests in a year, has 2,780 policemen. ~'oufb America Ix Safe. blned. Considering England's experi- The European co~ntries that are ence in South Africa, a European at- En land' Commercial l arria .r. , The commercialism of the marriage most beautiful and accomplished ~)ntract in England was seldom more women in England would shrink Drclbly brought out than in the case from a union with such a ff Georglana, the Dowager Countess creature. And besides being ugly ~f Dudley, in Eng- rand, who a short time ago was sued ,'or the non,pay- ment of her debts. For six years she ~wed a London ~ontractor. Recent- 7 she placed an or- ier for the redecor- ation at an expense ~f $55,800 of a ~o~se she]eased in [~ondon. It was then that the con- tractor sued on the ~ld debt, and it de- colored that a ~heck given by tile ountess as a part ,kyment was twice ~ishonored by the bank. The countess ~as a beauty in her ~ay, and still re- ,alas much of her youthful attrac- tiveness. But her husband, the late l~arl of Dudley, would be a drawing card in a aide show as the ugliest man In the world. To m a k e matters worse, he was tn- sane, and only his wealth an social po~Itlon kept him ~ut of a madhouse. Dne would think ! ' that one of the DOWAGER COUNTE~S OF DUDLEY AND DAUGHTER. and insane, he ,was old and at widower. But he had an income o~t $3,000,000. and Gedrglana was poor,. while Georgiana's mamma wM ambi-i ~lous. And so Georgiana accepted tha, sacrifice and became the earrs wife.~ It is an ironical commentary upon this# commercial union that the Dowag~r~ Countess is either unable or unwlllingl to pay her debts Her income i~ $60," 000, but people can be poor with tern times this income. ~oom in Immigration. A'natural but almost unnoticed re- sult of the present good times in the United States is found in the recorda of the great steamship lines which bring steerage passengers across the water. Without exception these transatlantic steamers are carrying more immi- grants ~ust now than they have had to carry before for years Each of the big boats arriving at New York brings with it from one to two thousand Eu- ropeans who are coming to make their homes and, if possible, their fortunes in the United States. As has been the ease for a number of years, a large proportion of these new citizens are natives of the south of Europe or of some one of the Slavonic countries. When business is depressed immigra- tion falls off. Just now business is at the flood tide and the steamers from Europe are consequently crowded be- low decks. "Re,~ultx f/~# ,~ame. The Chicago fire was set by an over* turned lamp in a barn; the Jackson- ville fire by an electric wire in a fac- tory. It marks an era of great prog- ress, but the ~utcome seems to be about the same.--Springfield Rep~llo ca~