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~"---nY THH DUCHESS. " I:- CHAPTER VI.--(Conttnued.) ' to be in love with two sisters at once:" little, I confess. A strange ac- you will say for a man has spent his seasons regularly for a number of years; but It is. Circumstances alter cases, know, and I have a fancy to see Mabel and Miss Sylverton, and-- in ball costume." cannot Imagine anyone half zo as I look in mine," said Miss with gay audacity; "in fact other two you mentioned are ,no- when I appear. And, if you t't believe this statement, you may for yourself the night after next. is why you are thinking a lit- about it--eh ?" would think a great deal about I dared. For instance. I would cease dreaming of it from the until then, If you would only me the first waltz." at that rate, consider how stu- insipid you would be for the next days. I would not have it on my to be the means of reducing ! to such a state of imbecility. And, 4de, you don't deserve anything at hands, as you have not told me the else' you spoke of when first met at the cottage." if I told you you would be he said, "I don't understand you," said Mil- dred. "Don't you? I should have thought hls infatuation for another member of this household was pretty apparent; by this time." "I hope he is not iu love w~th me, if that is what you meau," Mildrcd ex- claimed, with some show of Irritation. "~Vhy?" demanded Mabel. "Because. should he ask me to marry him~which is a most unlikely thing to occur," said Mildred in a low voice-- "I should refuse." "Well, I think you might do a great deal worse than marry him," "the queen" declared, emphatically. "And how you could compare him for one moment with that insipid earl I can- not lmagine----a creature who dreams of nothing, I do believe, from morning to night beyond his horses and the cor- rect treatment of his pug. Now D~n- zll, on-the contrary, though quite as much up in horseflesh as my lord is, has the good breeding to suppress his knowledge--in the drawing-room at all events." "There, there--if it has come to 'breeding,' we won't follow up the subject," interrupted Miss Trevanion, impatiently. "I don't find it sufficient- ly interesting to care to watch for should to caqse me anger?" she just a degree of the buoyancy that had been animat~ her voice ever since they began walk faded out of it, and did not "Well, then, as I stood at the cottage before entering I heard Mrs, tell you of a report she had report that gave you in mar- to Lord Lyndon. I was thinking when you first spoke to me, and He stopped abruptly, turning looked at her with eyes wild entreaty. "Tell me" he almost fiercely, "is it true?" were inside the gates of King's _ by this time and were rapidly Ill,lilting the house. Already the grand, l~'ii~autiful Old mansion appeared at In- [~/i~rVais, gray and stately, through the --~.~i !~tersecting branches Of the lime trees ~-~_][' ~neath which they walked Miss Tre- i/:~.~raalon's face had subsided from its i~presslon of gay insouciance into its i:~uaI settled look of haughty ~~.~,bility and, gazing at her, impene'Denzil ![~!~lt his heart grow cold and dead with- hls breast, as hope fled and dull ' crept into fill its vacant place. what right do you dare to ques- on such a subject?" she asked, low but quick with anger. he answered, with ~ad truthful- none~ I have no right." After which they continued their in utter silence until the hall was reached, when, drawing back allow her free entrance, he said, a faint trembling in his tones: about that waltz, Miss Tre- have it?" answered with cold dis- '~ have almost promised it another," and went past him into house without further look or CHAPTER VII. The ball was over and Mabel had sister's room to discuss the of the evening. was a delicious evening, wasn't began Mabel, enthusiaztically set- herself comfortably opposite her fire. like all balls, I think," Miss answered--"a mixture of dancing, unhealthy eating, and little sweet- and no end of biitterness." "Then you didn't enjoy yourself?" said Mabel, with disappointment in her tone,~ "Oh, yes, I did, immensely. Can anything be pleasanter, more heart- stirring, than to hear your own prais- ~s ~Otmded until long after midnight, all in the same drowsy tone?" "O f course, you refer to Lord Lyn- don. Then why did you dance so him ?" much of h/m I could on- how much wretched dane- and idiotic non~ense I could put up ~lth during o~evening, I suppose. ~eSldes"--with a mocking laugh-- ~l~e you forgotten, my dear Mabel, @hat an excellent thing it would be if Lord Lyhdon should be graciously l~l~Ued to bestow upon me his hand a~d--ahI~-fortune ? Jus~ fancy what :~lt would be to the family-- [live lord as son-in-law, brother- husband ! ~. 'Nonsense, MiIdred; don't talk like ~4tt.. I hate to hear such speeches. A tltleis all very well, but it doesn t for everything; and YOU be the last girl in the world to to any man." last perhaps; but who ean say wl~at may happen?" Miss Tre. dreamily. you would be," Mabel cheerily. "And now, talk- it is mo~t unfair of ,to stigmatize all the dancing to- bad. Why, Densil Younge is dancer." with him," Mildred and then, after a slight "He is not In love With you all, Mabel ?" me!" echoed Mabel. that's the calmest thing I have Surely, my dear Mildred. require any POOr ma~ there be in your daylight over it. Are you going to sit up until dawn, Mabel? Because I am not; and so I should advise you to get to bed at once, unless you wish to look like a ghost in the morning. By the bye, that good-looking new ad- mirer of yours, Mr. Roy Blount. ~,aid something to mamma about calling to- morrow, did he not?" "Yes---I don't know It is cruel of me to keep you up like this," stam- mered Mabel, with a faint blush, start- ing to her feet as she spoke; "you are looking quite pale and wan. I am afraid, after all, Milly, you found the ball a bore; and here have I been teasing you about it. Good-night." "Good-night, my darling," returned Miss Trevanion, suddenly, kissing aer wlth rapid, unexpected warmth. After this they separated for the night and got to bed, and dreamed their several dreams of Joy or sorrow, as the case might be. $ $ $ ~ $ $ Sir George and his wife, in their room, at about the same time as the foregoing conversation had been held, were having a few words together On the same subject. "Well, Carry." said Sir George, "you were wro~g, I think, my love; I don't believe Denzil Younge Is as much taken with Mabel as you gave me to understand, eh?" ~o, but he is dreadfully in love with Mildred," his wife said. "Well, nothing could be better." "Nothing could be worse, you mean." "Why?" "Because she will refuse him." "'In the name of patience, for what?" demanded Sir George, explosively. "Is it because he is rich, handsome, and prosperous ?" "No; but simplT because his father has sold cotton." "Fiddle-de-dee !" exclaimed Sir George, with great exasperation, and he strode up and down the room twice with rapid, hasty footsteps. "Look here, Carry," he then said, "sorest]Ping must be done. My affairs altogether are in a very critical state; Bolton told me so In as many words the other day. He~said that I could no~ weather the storm much longer--that I had not, in fact, a leg to stand on (these were his own words, I assure YOU)~that money must be got somehow, and so on, And where the deuce am I to get ready money, do you suppose? Every method of procuring it that I know of has been used up long ago. I see nothing but absolute ruin staring me in the face, And here is this willful girl actually throwing away fifty thousand pounds a year---every penny of it!" By this time Sir George was greatly excited, and was pacing up the carpet and down again. Lady Caroline had subsided into silent weeping. "Well, well, there is no use in an- ticipating evils," continued her hus- band, presently; "perhaps--who knows?--affalrs may brighten." "If she would even encourage Lord Lyndon." said Lady Caroline. "Ay, Just so," returned Sir George; "bt~t how she could throw over Younge for such a heavy substitute as Lyndon passes my comprehension. Besides, Lyndon's rent-roll is barely twenty thousand a year--not even half the other's." "Still, I think that would do very nicely," put in Lady Caroline, meekly. "If she could only be induced to look kindly on any one, I should be sat[S- fled.". "So should I, so long as the 'some one' had Denzll's money," observed Sir George, and went back to his dressin~ room. CHAPTER VIII. The Younges' visit was drawing to a close. Nearly a month had elapsed since their arrival, and Mrs. Younge began to speak seriously of the day that should see them depart. This she mentioned with regret--a regret audi- bly shared in by most of the young Trevanions; with whom the elder pair and Denzil were immense favorit~. Sir George, too, seemed sorry at the prospect of so soon losing his old schoolfellow, whl!q Lad~ Caroline, glancing at the son-in-law whom she would so gladly have welcomed, sighed a disappointed sigh with all sincerity. "We must give a ball. or something, before their departure." whispered Sir George to his Wife; and, after much arguing, the "something," in the shape of tableaux vivants, with a dance after- ward. won the day. When at length the night arrived, King's Abbott was Ina state of con- fusion impossible and hopeless to de- scribe, the most remarkable feature in the whole case being that nobody seemed in a proper frame of mind, the spirits of all being either too high or too low to suit the part allotted them, so that a sensation of mingled terror and delight prevailed through every dressing room in the house. There had been numerous meetings and rehearsals, for the most part pleas- urable, although here and there dis- putes had arisen about trifles light as air, and everything had been arranged on the most approved principles. The guests were assembled in the drawing-room, facing the folding- doors, behind which, in a small back apartment, the stage had been erected. Already were the younger members of the audience showing evident signs of impatience, when the doors -were thrown open, the curtain rose, and in the center of the stage Mildred Tre- vanlon as Marguerite stood revealed. Denzil--who begged hard to be al- lowed to withdraw from the entire thing, but whose petition had been scoffed at by Mabel and Miss Sylverton --as Faust, and Lord Lyndon as Me- phistopheles, enlivened the back- ground. Mildred herself, with ~er long fair hair, plaited and falling far below her waist, with the inevitable flower in her hand with w~hich she vainly seeks to learn her fate, and with a soft /nnocent smile of expectation on her lips, formed a picture at once tender and perfect in every detail. At least so thought the spectators, who, as the curtain fell, concealing her from their view, applauded long and heartily. After this followed Miss Sylverton and Charlie in the "BIack Brunswick- or," and Mabel and Roy Blount as Lancelot and Elaine, which also were much admired and applauded. Then came "The United Kingdom," when Frances Sylverton, as "Ire- land," undoubtedly carried off the crpwn of victory. Perhaps altogether Miss Sylverton might have been termed the great success of the evening. The t~bleau terminated with a scene from the court'of Louis XIV, the dress- es for which, as for most of the others, were sent from London. After the tableaux followed a ball, to effect a change of raiment for which soon caused the rapid emptying of the impromptu theater. Denzil, who scarcely felt in humor for balls or any other sort of amuse- ment just then, passed through the llbrary door which opened off the late scene of merriment, and sunk wearily into an arm-cha/r. He was feeling sadly dispirited and out of place amidst all the gayety sur- rounding him; a sense of miserable depression was weighing him down. His one thought was Mildred; his one deep abiding pain, the fear of hearing her engagement to Lyndon openly ac- knowledged. For the past week this Pain had been growing almost past endurance, as he witnessed the apparently satisfied man- ner in which she accepted his lord- ship's marked attentions. He hated himself for this fatuity--this ,mean- heSS, as it appeared to him--that com- pelled him to love and long for a wom- an who showed him plainly every hour of the day how little she valued either him or his devotion. Still he could not conquer it. As these thoughts rose once more unbidden to his mind and took posses- sion of him. he roused himself deter- minedly, and getting up from his chair threw out his arms with a quick Im- pulse from him, as though resolved upon the moment to be free. (To be continued.) FUTURK SEAS SPElgD. ]~lcleney of St, ram ~Poweg" ~fford~d by the Turbine SYStem. l~of. Thurston, the greatest living authority on the steam engine, has re- cently given it forth as his opinion that the steam turbine of the Parsons or De Level type combines within it- self the greatest siml~licity and the highest thermal efficiency of any form of steam power. Such a statement as this from an authority of he weight of Prof. Thurston must be somewhat disconcerting to Mr. Thorneycroft and others, Who have staked their reputa- tion on the inherent superiority of the reciprocatiu~~ engine. When we add to PrOf. Thurs~on's declaration the fact that the Parsons Marine Steam Tur- bine company has contracted for a riv- er steamer 250 feet long for Clyde ser- vice, and that they are contemplating the construction of a large deep-sea boat, the prospect of the new means of marine propulsion exemplified in the Turbinia and the ViPer would seem t~ have a brilliant future. But there m another side of the picture. Supposing that, in face of a multitude bf current predictions, an oceanic turbine vessel would be so economical as to have room for cargo during her voyage, as well as coal, and be able to thrash her way across the Atlantic at the speed threatened us In 'the near future, wduld the rivets of the veesd~ stand tits strain of the concurs[re force implied tn forcing a vessel through seas at the rate of even thirty knots an hour? Ex- eerienced marine sages say that no vessel could be built that would hold, together trader such ondition~--l~. don Express. Laztmm~ begitm with cobwebs ~n~ ends in ~hain~ PLANS FOR THE DENVER FESTIVAL The ,Board of Direction of the Moun. tain and Plain Festival has addressed the following letter to all the board~ of county commissioners in Colorado: Gentlemen--~ne Board of Direction of the Festival of Mountain and Plain, which will be held at Denver October 1, 2, 3, 190I, desires to extend to your county a cordial invitation to be rep- resented therein. It ls the intention to hold throughout the Festival an ex- position of the special resources, man. ufactures, products, etc., of each and every county of the state which may elect to be represented, arranged and placed In such artlstle style and taste as the interested county ltself may be pleased to adopt. The various dis- plays will be made under the super- vision and' management of the proper bodies, such as the State Board of Ag- riculture, etc. The Board of Direction of the Festival is very desirous that your county shall be represented in the exposition and respectfullyre- - quests your honorable board to un- dertake the matter. Low rares on all railway lines extending to the lakes, lnsurea vast throng of visitors to view a display of the resources of CoL orado. The great advantage of plat. tng an exhibit of the products and re- sources of your county before these throngs of people will be manifest to *you. In view of the above predominating feature of the week it is also intended that there shall be a Queen of the Fes. tlval. E~ch county is respectfully in- vited to select a Maid ~f Honor to at. tend the Queen. In discussing this subjec~ the Board of Direction has decided that in order to avoid any confusion It is proper that the manner ef electing such Maids of Honor should be laid down in detail by thls board, so that all counties may elect under the same rules or regulations. Therefore our board has adopted the following plan: There shall be elected in each county of the state of Colorado one Maid of Honor to attend upon the Queen of the Festiva~ of Mountain and Plain during the Festival of 1901. The man- ner of voting for said Maid of Honor shall be by newspaper ballot. ~ald ballot must be clipped from a regu- larly issued newspaper published any- where wlthln the limits of the county, provided that but one such ballot shall be printed in or upon each individual paper. Ballots printed in sheets or columns of ballots, or in greater num- bers than one in each paper shall be void. Any person of any age may east as many ballots as pleasure may dic- tate. The lady receiving the highest number of votes cast shall be declared duly elected Maid of Honor for her county. The board of county commls- sioners of each and every county shall act as judges of election, and all mat- ters connected with such election shall be referred to them for final arbitra- tion and decision. The county clerk of each county shall issue to the win- ning candidate, In accordance with the decision of the board of county com- missioners, a certificate of election, which must be filed with the Board of Direction of the Festival of Mountain and Plain not later than September 15, 1901. This certificate of election will be honored by the Board of DI- rection of the Festival without ques- tlon. Each Maid of Honor will be pro. vided by thls board with transporta- tion to Denver and return from her nearest railway station. During the Festival of Mountain and Plain, that is to say, from her arrival upon Mon- day until her departure on Friday morning, her hotel expenses in the city will be furnished. Each Maid of Hen- Count Alexander Louis St Ouen de taking out a celebrated dwarf O~a, Plerrecourt, who died the other day at another occasion he scared a police-~ Rouen, leaving a huge fortune, the in- come of which is to be distributed ~mong young giants who marry and have chil. dren,it lsnot likely to re- ..~:.,.~.. generate the ,~..~:~ human race in that way, as he fond- , ,~.,,% . ly imagined. As a matter of fact the children of giants are usually less than normal both in phy- sical stature a n d mental equl p m ent, while giants are, as a rule the children of people of no morethan uaeo the Giant Guaras a ve r a g e of Frederick the height. Great. The plan of rearing a race of giants has been tried before now and on a tre- mendous scale. It failed then in spite of the fact that old King Frederdick Wilhelm of Prussia and his greater son, Frederick the Great, both exerted all their power to make it succeed. And the almost universal testimony of peo- ple who have studied the subject makes it almost certain that it will fail again. King Frederick Wilhelm, and King Frederick after him, sent their Prus- sian recruiting officers abroad in every civilized country, and wherever they found a man of gigantic stature he was either persuaded to Join the celebrated regiment of giants, the Potsdam Grenadiers, or he was carried off by force and compelled to Join it. At any time they had gathered together no less than 2,400 giants, the shortest of whom towered up close to seven feet, while some of them were more than eight feet in hight. Most of these giants were married by the king, with little ceremony, to the tallest and strongest young women he could find, but did not succeed in founding a race of giants. On the contrary, the child- ren of these giants were as often as not below the average in strength and stature. Today It Is said that among the descendants of these tremendous soldiers, gathered together from all parts of the world, many of whom still live in the vicinity of Potsdam, there are not to be. found more than an average number of tall men and women. One day, It is" related Frederick the Great had his giant guards pass in re- view before the ambassadors of the foreign powers. man by taking off the top of a streett lamp and lighting his pipe at the flame. Another celebrated Irish giant was Charles Byrne, who was 8 feet g' inches tail, and who died at the age of 22 as a result of dissipation. His skeleton is still preserved in the mu- seum of the College of Surgeons in, London. Hm parents were~of less than, average size. The French people have always been~ greatly interested in tall people. As long ago as 1718 M. Her[on. a member of the French Academy, published & curious paper in which he advanced' the theory that the stature of the hu-' man race has been steadily decreasing, since the time of Adam. The first an-, measured 20' feet n d Moses seven Modern Effigy of the feet less. Great Charlemagne, 8 The stor- Feet. ies of the: giants of by-gone days are chiefly based on thefinding of gigantic bones, which may or may not be the remains of h41man beings. Tra- dition also ascribes tremendous hlgh~: to many of the great kings and emper- ors of the early a~ges. Thus Charle- magne Is described as standing 8 feet in hight. The Emperor Maxlminus was a foot taller, if the fables are to be believed, and could easily walk ol~ with a load which two oxen could not, move. He was accustomed to eat for-; ty pounds of meat a day and six gb~-~ lens of wine was his daily tipple. It is probable that the enormous size of these and other imperial giants was the creations of the imaginations of those who looked upon them with feae and "trembling. One of the most curious and persiSt- ent of delusions in regard to the ex- Istence of a race of giants ls that which prevailed for years as to the size of the natives of Patagonia. Be- ginning as far back as .... -~ coster of all men, M. He- rion declares was no less than 123 feet 9 inches tall, while Eve was exactly five feet~ shorter. By the time of the flood the{ process o fl degeneration had gone so far that poor old Noah was a mere dwarf, 2T feet, while Abraham or will be expected to include in her "Would an equal number of soldiers wardrobe white dress and whi~e par. of your country stand any chance of asol. conquering this regiment?" he asked The Queen's committee is composed of Mess~. A. D. Lewis, C. F. Wilson und~lL E. MacCracken. The Board of Direction sincerely hopes and expects that each and ev- ery county in the state will be repre- sented In the exposition of resources, as well as by sending a Maid of Hon- or. The exposition will be a grand suc. cess, and will demonstrate the great wealth and future in store for Colo- rado. The self-Interest of every coun- ty demands that it be represented. An early reply from your honorable body will be highly appreciated. Very respectfully, CHAS. H. REYNOLDS, President, JNO. McNAMARA, Secretary. BELICOSE SENATORS ASKED TO RECONSIDER Columbia, S. C., June L--Governor MeSweeney has rejected the reerlgna- tlons of Senatom ,TUlman and MeLau- rin, to give them time to reconsider their action. In returning the resignations Gover. nor McSwecney, in part, writes: "I respectfully return your reelgna- tions, that you may have time for se- rious consideration of the effect upon the ,people of this state of this action on your part, The commission which you hold is the highest compliment and testimonial wMch the people of this state can pay to one of its citi. zens. It Is possible that you have taken this step hastily, in the heal of debate, and without ,d~e xeflectiou on the consequences to 'the People who have so signaIly honored you, l"It was o~y last.,y~av ~.hat our pee- p e had the excitement and~turmo/l in- cident to a campaign, and in another year we will be in the midst of fur- thor political strife. The people are entitled to one year of peace and free- dom from political battles and bitter. hesS. The indications are that a cam- paign such as would be ,1)recipitated by vacancies in these two exalted po- sit, one would be a very acrlmonlona one, and personal, rather thane dis- ~ussion of issues, and from such a canvass our peopi~e should be spared. In fact, it would be a calamity to the state to be ter~ asunder by a heated canvass in this 'Off year' in politics. There can be no possible gee4 to come of it. "Hoidlng these views and loq~ing to the ii~teresta of tl~e people ~f ~ls state--their' peace, prosperity, U(~ hap. pineal, I respectfully decline to accept your resignation~ And beg ~ ,tetra proudly of each of the ambassadors in turn. "Sire," replied the ambassador of Great Britain, "I would not say that an equal number of the soldiers of my country could conquer your regiment, but I dare say that half their number would try it." Gloats as a rule do not llve to be more than 40 or 45 years old. Few of them show much sign of intellectual capacity, and they are especially sus- cep~tlble to consumption. .~Imost without exception the fa- mous giants of history have been the children of people of normal Size. One of the most famous was Patrick O'Brlen, son of an Irish p asant, who exhibit- ed himself in London s little more than a hun- dred years ago. He Was thin ~md sickly and steed'8 feet and 7 inches 1 n height. H e ~L '. | . - was so weak ....... t h a t ; he Patrick O'Brien. Greatest could o n I y of t~nglish Giants. walk by supporting himself on the shoulders of two strong men walk- in front of him, resting a hand on the shoulder of each. One eVening at a dinner O'Brlen startled the company by putting his hand in his pocket and ~ya~ g~blldl~n 'rl,ulgtrt Trades, ~rhe life of Queen Alexandria was befor~ her marriage one of great slm~ p~lcity, knd. indeed, the Danish court Is, perhaps, the most "homely" in Europe. But it is news to most people to, hut that it is customary for Dan- ish men royalties to be taught a trade --and, what[smote,to be made thor- oughly masters of it. The occupation to whic~ Prince Oeorge~now king of Greece--wu bound was practical farm- ing; a~d it is maid that even now. whenever he gets a~chance, there is ~ ~reatlo~ he so much enjoys [escribing the tie begin- ning of the sixteenth centurya cries of cir- c u mstantial stories were printed P atagonlans as measur- ing from 7 to 12 feet In height. Thesestories were backed up by the s t a tements A G~nt Patagonian. of actual travelers who had visited Patagonta and ~laimed to have actually measured . some of the tall men of the country. The Annual Register, printed in London, in 1768. declares that there ts hardly a man Iess than 8 feet in height, while the women run from 7~ to 8 feet.'" An-" other "authority" declares that the Patagonians have a body of soldiers. consisting of 400 men, who measure from 9 to 11 feet in height. Later and more reliable traYelers, who have been less frightened by the terrifying e@- parance of the savages, are now ready to demonstrate that. under the tape. the Patagonians average perhaps 5 feet 10 inches and that a man of 6~ feet is rare. These widely varying estimates ahow how easy it is for a man or a nation ~o get a reputation for gigantic ataturo which he does not deserVe~ Jenkinson--"Yes~ I'm ~olng" to be married on Tuesday. Why, do yo~ think that unluckY? Slnnickson-- "Of course," Jenskinson--"WeU, theu~ what is the lucky day to be marrted on?" Slnniekson--"It hasn't been in- vented yet.'~Philadelphia Pre~. that of a little quiet plow[at harrow- ing or even rooting about with a hoe or a' garden rake. Queen Abounds" is said to be an adept at butter-making and has quite a littia dairy of her own at Sandringham. There was a time when it was thought lust as proper to own nlava~ a~ to own a herse or a cow. The tim~ is coming when it will be a crima t~ own laud. SaUsage caeinp are tmported this o~lntry in ,larg~ qmmtRle~ N*w~la~td. l