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CHAPTER VI. (Continued.) to be In love with two slsteri at onco:"
"A little, I confess. A strange ac-, "I don't understand you," said Mll
knowledgment, yon will say for a man i drcJ.
DY THE DVCHESS.
who has spent his seasons regularly
in London for a number of years; but
eo it 1b. Circumstances alter eases,
you know, and I hnvo a fancy to buu
VMlis Mabel and Miss Sylverton, and
und you in ball costume,"
"You cunnot lmaglno anyone half so
charming as I look in mine," said Mies
Trevanion, with gay audacity; "in fact
the other two you mentioned are 'no
where,' when I appear. And, if you
don't believe this statement, you may
Judge for younolf the night after next.
Bo that Is why you are thinking a lit
tie about it eh?"
"I would think a great deal about
It if 1 dared. For Instance, 1 would
never ccaso dreaming of It from the
moment until then, if you would only
jpromlse me the first waltz."
"But, at that rate, consider how stu
pidly insipid you would be for the next
two days. 1 would not have It on my
conscience to be the means of reducing
you to such a state of Imbecility. And,
beside, you don't doaerve anything at
my hands, as you have not told me the
'something else you spoke of when
we first met at the cottage."
"Perhaps If I told you you would be
angry," lie said.
"What should there be in your
thoughts to cause me auger?" she
nnswered and Just a degreo of the
r flight buoyancy that had been animat
ing her volco over since they began
their wall: faded out of It, and did not
"Well, then, as I stood at the cottage
door before onterlng I heurd Mr,
Dempsoy tell you of a report she had
heard a report that gave you in mar
riago to Lord Lyndon. I was thinking
of that when you first spoke to me, and
wondoring " Ho stopped abruptly,
aRd, turning looked at her with eyes
full of wild entreaty. "Tell me" he
Bald, almost fiercely, "Is It true?"
They were Inside the gates of King's
Abbott by thla time and were rapidly
Hearing the house. Already the grand,
beautiful old mansion appeared at In
tervals, gray and stately, through the
Intersecting branches of the lime trees
beneath which they walked. Miss Tre
vanion's fuce had subsided from its
expression of gay Insouciance into its
usual settled look of haughty Impene
trability and, gazing at her, Denzll
Xelt his heart grow cold and dead with
in his breast, as hopo fled and dull
despair crept into fill its vacant place.
"By what right do you dare to ques
tion me on such a subject?" sbo asked,
her voice low but quick with unger.
And he answered, with sad truthful
Tiess "By none. I have no right."
After which they continued their
walk in utter silence until the hall
door was reached, when, drawing back
to allow hor free entrance, he said,
with a faint trembling In his tones:
"And about that walUt, Miss Tre
vanlon may I havo it?"
"No," she answered with cold dis
tinctness "I havo almost promised it
to another," and went past him into
the house without further look or
The bull waa over and Mabel had
Mone to her sister's room to discuss the
events of the evening.
"It was a delicious evening, wasn't
It?" bogan Mabel, enthusiastically set
tling herself comfortably opposite her
"Very liko all balls, I think," Miss
Trevanion answered "a mixture of
bad dancing, unhealthy eating, and
time-worn compliments a little sweet
ness and no end of blltterness."
"Then you didn't enjoy yourself?"
said Mabel, with disappointment in
"Oh, yes, I did, immensely. Can
juiythlng be pleasanter, more heart
TAtirring, than to hear your own prais
es sounded until long after midnight,
all in the same drowsy tone?"
"Of course, you rofer to Lord Lyn
don. Then why did you dance so
much with him?"
"To see how much of him I could en
dure to see how much wretched danc
dug and Idiotic nonsense I could put up
with during one evening, I suppose.
fBosides" with a mocking laugh
"have you forgotten, my dear Mabel,
.what an excellent thing it would be if
Lord Lyndon should bo graciously
pleasod to bestow upon mo hia hand
vnd ah! fortuno? Just fancy what
blessing it would be to the family
real live lord as son-in-law, brother-
ln-law and husband!
"Nonsense, Mildred; don't talk like
'that. I hato to hear such speeches. A
tttle is all very well, but it .doesn't
make up for everything; and you
would be the last girl In tho world to
Bell yourself to any man."
"The very last perhaps; but who can
say what may happen?" Miss Tre
vanion said, dreamily.
"Of courso you would be," Mabel
acquiesced, cheerily. "And now, talk
ing of dancing, it is most unfair of
you to stigmatize all the dancing to
night as bad. Why, nzll Youngo Is
an oxcellent dancer."
"I didn't danco with him," Mildred
, said, coldly; and then, after n slight
pause, "He Is not In love with you
thdn, aftor all, Mabel?"
"In lovo with mo!" echoed Mabel.
"Well, that's tho calmest thing I have
ever heard! Surely, my dear Mildred,
you would not require any poor m;n
"Don't you? I should have thought
his Infatuation for n.io'her member of
thli household was pretty apparent by
"I nope ho Is not In love w'th me,
If that In what you mean," Mildred ex
claimed, with some Bhow of Inltatlon.
"Why?" demanded Mabel.
"Because, should he ask me to marry
him which Is a most unlikely thing to
occur," bald Mildred In a low voice
"I should lefuse."
"Well, I think you might do a great
denl worse than marry him," "the
queen" declined, emphatically. "And
how you could compare him for ono
moment with that Insipid earl I con
not Imagine n creature who dreams
of nothing, I do believe, from morning
to night beyond his horses und tho ror
rect treatment of his pug. Now Den
zll, on the contrary, though quite as
much up In hor.seficsh as my lord Is,
bnB the good breeding to suppress his
knowledge In the drawing-room at all
"There, there If It has come to
'breeding.' we woii"t follow up the
subject," Interrupted Mlhs Trevanion,
Impatiently. "1 don't find It Huftteient
ly Interesting to care to watch for
daylight over it. Are you going to sit
up until duwn, Mabel? Becausu I am
not; and so I should advise you to
get to bod at once, unless you wish to
look like a ghost in tho morning.
By th byo, that good-looking now ad
mirer of yours, Mr. Roy Blount, said
something iu mamma ubout calling to
morrow, did he not?"
"Yes I don't know. It Is cruel of
mo to keep you up llko this," Btam
mcred Mabel, with n faint blush, start
ing to her feet ns sho spoke; "you are
looking quite palo and wan. I am
afraid, after all, Mllly, you found tho
ball a bore; and here havo I been
tensing you about it. Oood-nlght."
"Good-night, my darling," roturned
Miss Trevanion, suddenly, kissing nor
with rapid, unexpected warmth.
Aftor this they separated for the
night und 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 aB tho
foregoing conversation had been held,
were hnvlng a few words together on
the same subject.
"Well, Cany" said Sir George, "you
were wrong, I think, my love; I don't
Lellove Denzll Younge Is as much
taken with Mabel as you gave mo to
io. but he Is dreadfully In love with
Mildred," his wifo said.
"Well, nothing could be better."
"Nothing could be worse, you mean."
"Because sho will refuse him."
"In the name of patience, for what?"
demanded Sir George explosively. "Is
It because be Is rich, handsomo, and
"No; but simply because his father
has sold cotton."
"Flddlo-de-dce!" exclaimed Sir
George, with groat exasperation, and
he strode up and down tho room twice
with rapid, hasty footsteps. "Look
here. Carry," he then said, "something
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 not weather tho
Morm 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 douco 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 tho faco.
And hero 1b this willful girl actually
throwing away fifty thousand pounds
a year every ponny 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, thero Is no use In an
ticipating evils," continued her hus
band, presently; "perhaps who
knows? affairs may brighten."
"If she would even encourage Lord
Lyndon," said Lady Caroline.
"Ay, Just so," returned Sir George;
"but 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
"Still. I think thnt would do very
nicely," put in Lady Caroline, meekly.
"If sho could only bo Induced to look
kindly on any ono, I should be satis
fied." "So should I, so long as the 'some
one nau uenzirs money," ousorvea air
George, and went back to his dressing-room.
glancing at the son-in-law whom she
would so gladly havo welcomed, olglicd
a disappointed B,an wlln nl1 "tuccrlty.
"We must give a ball, or something,
before their departure," whispered Sir
Gcorgo to his wife; and. nftor much
arguing, the "aomethlng," In tho Bhapo
of tableaux vtvants, with a danco nfter
ward, won the day.
When at longth tho night arrived,
King's Abbott was iu a state of con
fusion Impossible and hopeless to de
scribe, the most remnrkablo feature In
the wholo cobo being that nobody
seemed In a propor frame of mind, tho
spirits of nil being either too high or
too low to suit tho part allotted them,
so that a sensation of mingled torror
and delight prevailed through every
dressing room In the house.
There had been numerous meetings
and rchearsalB, for the most part plcns
urablo, although hero and there dis
putes had in (sen about trltlos light ns
air, and everything had been arranged
on tho most approved principles.
The guests were assembled In tho
drawing-room, facing the foldlng
doois, behind which, in a small back
apartment, tho stago had been erected.
Already wore tho younger members of
the audience showing evident signs of
Impatience, when tho doors were
thrown open, the curtain roso, and in
tho center of the stage Mildred Tre
vanion as Marguerite stood revealed.
Denzll who boggod hard to bo al
lowed to withdraw from tho entire
thing, but whoso petition had been
scoffed nt by Mabel nnd Miss Sylverton
ns Faust, and Lord Lyndon ns Me-
phlstophelPH, enlivened tho back
ground. Mildred herself, with her long
fair hair, ptnltrd nnd falling far below
her waist, with tho Inevitable llower
In her hand with which alio vnlnly
seeks to learn her fate, nnd with a Boft
Innocont smllo of expectation on her
lips, formed a picture nt onco tender
nnd perfect In every detail. At least
bo thought the spectators, who, as the
curtain foil, concealing her from their
view, npplaudcd long and heartily.
After this followed Miss Sylverton
and Charlie In tho "Black Brunswlck
cr," and Mnbel nnd Roy Blount ns
Lancelot and Elnluo, which aUo were
much admired and applauded.
Then ciimo "The United Kingdom,"
when Frances Sylverton, as "Ire
land," undoubtedly carried olt tho
crown of victory. Perhaps altogether
Miss Sylverton might have beon termed
the great success of the evening.
The tableau terminated with a scene
from tho court of Louis XIV, tho dress
es for which, as for most of tho others,
wero sent from Ixindon.
After tho tableaux followed a ball,
to effect a change of raiment for which
soon caused the rapid emptying ot tho
Denzll, who senrcoly felt In humor
for balls or nuy othor sort ot amuse
ment just then, passed through tho
library door which opened off tho latd
scone ot merriment, and sunk wearily
into an arm-chair.
Ho waB feeling sadly dispirited and
out ot place amidst all tho gayoty sur
rounding him; a sense of mlserablq
depression was weighing him down.
His one thought was Mildred; his ono
deep abiding pain, tho fear of hoarlng
her engagement to Lyndon openly ac
knowledged. For tho past week this pain had been
growing nlmost past endurance, ns ho
witnessed tho apparently satisfied man
ner In which she accepted his lord
ship's marked attentions. Ho hated
himself for this fatuity this mean
noes, as it appeared to him that com
pelled him to lovo and long for a wom
an who showed him plainly every hour
ot the day how Itttlo sho 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 ot him, ho rousod himself deter
minedly, and getting up from his chair
threw out his arras with a quick Im
pulse from him, as though resolved
upon the moment to be free.
(To be continued.)
TRAFFIC IN HUMAN BEINGS:
The Slave Raids Into Africa Are Still Recognized
A new emsiule against the selling i
of human beings Is needed. Tim wink ,
of the phllnntluoplsts vmis far fiom j
Hided when, by constant agitation and
education, slavery was done nway
with In a few Western eountiles. Tho
clanking of the bondman's fetters run
Htlll bo liniid iu Asia mid Afilcn, nnd '
tho Islands of the Eastern seas In
oil Mahometan count lien uIhmmv Is a
leoogulzcd Institution, and Africa In
still the great souice of supply for
the trade, Arab hIio dhuwu con-,
Brltlhh government In certain sections
over which It exercises a protectorate.
Who would expect In thin age of tho
world a British otllclal to address mis
hIoiiuiU'h In a country governed by
English In tho following words1
"You are nunio of the recent Inquiry
niiulo at Mtiintiiit.il regarding the recep
tion of runaway slaves at the various
missionary stations In the nclgnbor
liood. The Inquiry brought to light
the very significant fuct that oor
1,100 iiiniiwny hIhwm voie found to bo
HI III I !!! !! Ill -" " I 1 III! m-ITm I
fs j 77m ip
wl Mil . Wu iSlm
If if KMliM'ywSw . .'
tlieiu. There Is a railroad In Mon
Imsa and the British aro "opening U0
the countr; eo civilization." Mom
basn Is a nourishing seaport and tin
slaw traders see the Blltlsh (lag flying
over their heads and look out across
the harbor whero lly tho whlto en
signs of British nien-of-wnr. Bui
their trade In human beings must not
be Interfered with.
Sir A. Hnrdtugc, In closing a report
to Lord Salisbury, Beems to bo slightly
pro-slavery. Ho says In writing from
the shadow of tho British flag at
"Great suffering nnd hardship, espe
cially to old and Infirm persons nnd
minors, are often caused by tho care
less liberation of legal slaves, who In
this country are still often tho only
property of their owners, nnd I havo
urged upon Mr. Rogers tho necessity
of making absolutely certain ot Ille
gal ownership before actually Issuing
papers of freedom."
Tho slavo trade and slavery is ns
much of an "Institution" out thero as
over It was In our South beforo tho
war. From tho Interior of Africa como
long curiivnns, bringing tho Blaves to
the const towns, and the waters of the
Indian ocean and the Red Hen nro dot
ted with Arnb dhows bearing tho cap
tives to the slavo marts of Asia. Many
of the mlshlonniles havo given pledges
that they will not harbor runawny
slaves ut their missions, and somo
openly have expressed pro-slavery
views. Sir A. Hardlngo. Hint high
British otllclal of tho East African
Pioli'ctornti', quotes with approval un
Arab ns niiylng to a missionary:
"I buy my hIiivoh with my own hard
cash, or I ilsk my life and fight for
them, and then you missionaries steal
them fiom him and uiako them your
own slmos without purcluiso."
Sir llnrdlugn seems to think tho
Arab Is In a legltlmnto business, nnd
tho missionary really should not in
terfereand he doesn't very often.
When he does the government brings
him up with a round turn.
Tim riplliK of Aturrlew.
In n paper read before tho Anthro
pological society at Washington re
cently, Mr. W. II. Holmes donlt with
the apparent position of tho American
pcopli among the races of tho world.
Ho concludes thnt tho human stem,
taking icot In thu tertiary period, sont
out four or more branches during gla
cial and poHt-glnclnl times, tho latter
period probably witnessing the special
ization ot tho present American
branch. Preference wns given to tho
view that the eastern, rather than tho
western continent, was tho original
homo of man, and that tho American
branch crossed over tho Bering strait.
FUTURE SEAS SPEED.
Tho Younges' visit was drawing to
a closo. Noarly a month had elapsed
since their arrtvnl, and Mrs. Younge
began to spoak seriously of tho day
that should seo thorn depart. Thla she
mentioned with regret a regret audi
bly shared In by most of tho young
Trevanlons, with whom the eldor pair
nnd Denzll were Immense favorites.
Sir George, too, seemed sorry nt the
pronpect of bo soon losing his old
schoolfellow, while, Lady Caroline,
Effl!clnr of Itna Fowir Afforded
th Turbine 8itam.
Prof. Thurston, the greatest living
authority on the steam onglne, has re
cently given it forth as his opinion
that tho steam turbine of the Parsons
or Do Lavul type combines within It
self the greatest simplicity and the
highest thermal efficiency of any form
of stoam power. Such a statement as
this from an authority of the weight
of Prof. Thurston must be somewhat
disconcerting to Mr. Thornoycroft and
others, who have staked their reputa
tion on tho Inherent superiority of the
reciprocating engine. When we add
to Prof. Thurston's declaration the fact
that tho Parsons Marina Stoam Tur
bine company has contracted (or a riv
er steamer 260 foet long for Clyde ser
vice, and that they are contemplating
tho construction of a large doep-sea
boat, the prospeot ot the new means
of marino propulsion exemplified In th
Turbiula and the Viper would Mem to
have a brilliant future. But there li
another sldo of the picture. Supposing
that. In face of a multitude of current
predictions, an oceanic turbine vessel
would be so economical as to hava
room for cargo during her voyage, as
well as coal, and bo able to thrash
her way across the Atlantic at the
speed threatened us In the near future,
would the rivets ot the veesol stand th
strain of the conclusive force Impllod
In forcing a vessel through seas at the
rate ot even thirty knots an hour? Ex
perienced marine sagos say that nn
vessel could bo built that would hold
together under such conditions. iJn
ends iu chaluu.
with cobwebs and
Bt.mtly engago in the traffic, nnd car
avans from the Interior of Africa sup
ply Morocco. In tho various native
kingdoms of Africa nlso slavery Is a
recognized Institution, and It exists In
China and Iu nomo of tho Islands of
tho Pacific and Indian oceans, writes
II. Irving Kins iu the New Yoik Daily
Even whlto men sometimes are In
dnnger of bring captured and sold Into
slavery The sailors of iho British
Hteumcr liulra, which wua wrecked on
the cast coast ot Africa recently, ro
port a nuriow escape from capture by
an Arab slave dhow, and there have
heiii repoits from remote African lo
calities of persons of Caiicuslun blood
having been seen In the sluvo mar
Lets. As to slavery In China, one traveler
thoie estimates thnt thero lire 10.000.
000 people hold to Involuntary servi
tude In the empire. Some of these aro
crlmlnnls who have been sold by the
government and some aro ppoplo who
have been Hold by thrlr relatives or
have sold tliomeelvcs. But they nro
nil i cal slaves and can bo resold,
flogged und in certain circumstances
even can be killed.
Iu Turkey nnd Perhin tho slaves, as
h rule, are held to domestic service,
but In the native African kingdoms
nnd In the Islands of the Pacific und
the Indian oceans they are held for
all torts of labor.
It Is true that no longer do the ships
of Christian nations crul.-o to the Af
rican coast for their "blnck Ivory":
no longer Is the slave block In uho In
America; no longer In the Russlun
peasant i-old as a bpcics of cattle.
Ostensibly slavery cannot exist where
the British flag files, On the surface
slavery teems to have boon muilo a
thing of the past-a practice of a more
barbarous uge. Really It has only
been shoved Into the background;
placed behind the smirking mask of
our "civilisation" und kept out of sight
an much as possible, us something not
to be spoken of to ears polite. Yet
there It uxlnts In all Its horror and in
iquitythe sumo old crime of the
Great Britain gradually Is abolish
ing slavery. In Zanzibar and In home
parts of tho British poiuefi.ilons on tho
mainland of Africa opposite the is
land, Tho process is gradual and the
slaves stem to be liberated only upon
their own application. The otllclal
government reports abow tlmt many
conditions nnd obstacles must bo com
plied with and overcome before a Blavo
can become fiee, even under the Brit
ish Ha?. Mnny of tho recent reports
from Zanzibar nnd the neighboring
Islands and territories belonging to
England or under her protection rend
llko the old slave llteruturo of "beforo
tho war." Chlldicn born of slavo
parents are now freu In Zanzibar nnd
In some other neighboring territories
ruled by Great Britain, and the pro
cess of gradual emancipation Is spoken
of hopefully by tho government offi
cials, but slavery seems to bo dis
tinctly and officially rccocnlnwl by tho
Utr j" gm
? n 1
cfrM MBA JTLvtVE J AT WORK.
IK BAST AFRICAN TROTtC10RATE
hnrborrd therein, of which the largo
iiiajotlty weio found In the church
mission station ut Rabai. Almost
two-thirds of tho fugitive slaves wero
slaves who had escaped fiom their
Arab masters at Mombasa or other
"I would earnestly request your co
operation on the tlnec following
points: That no slaves are allowed to
lomuin within tho limits or under the
protection ot your mission; that care
ful watch be kept, and, If possible, no
and wns thus necessarily of Mongolian
Htock. A discussion on tho paper
brought out tho belief on the part of
several members that the cultural de
velopment ot thu races was toward in
tegration, and not toward differentia
tion. The diversity of language among
tho aboriginnl Americans was thus
adduced us evidence of n very low cul
ture Ktnlur. on tho part of the original
stock entering Amorlca, and tho opin
ion was expressed that the chango
from divergence toward integration
THeLBNry. A typical jlavb. phcw.
Vreckbp auP' Los? with ioo
runawny slaves bo received In the na
tive huts of tho mission; that In case
of any riinnway slave being received
within the Bettlemont, either on ac
count of ill treatment or because of
his having entered without tho knowl
edge of tho mission authorities, he bo
sent buck to the Wnll of Mombasa."
Such Is the circular sent out to tho
missionaries In tho neighborhood of
Mombasa by Colonel Euan-Smith, nnd
ho urges as a reason for compllnnco
with his sus'Rtlon thnt tho Arab
sltvn denleis fool hurt becuuso their
runaway slaves are not returned to
probably begnn well down in the gla
cial period, In accordauco with thla
Integration tendency, tho racea of tnon,
Instead of being represented by a aer
ies of lines radiating from n common
center, should bo represented by lines
converging toward unity. Now York-Post.
Prof. Lloyd Morgnn, In a recent ad
dresa, stated that he lmd found that
oung chlckons, taken straight from
tho Incubator, could swim very well,
t.be power of Bwlmmlng being per
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