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[ STORY j
Eleanor M. Ingram
"The Game and the Candle"
(Ootyrlght. UlO. tar Bobte-MarrtU Co.)
The story opens on Long Island, near
New York city, where Miss Emily
Ffrench, a relative of Ethan Ffrench,
manufacturer of the celebrated "Mer
cury" automobile, loses her way. The
car has stopped and her cousin, Dick
Ffrench, is too muddled with drink to
direct It aright. They meet another car
which is run by a professional racer
named Lestrange. The latter fixes up
the Ffrench car and directs Miss Ffrench
how to proceed homeward. Ethan
Ffrench has disinherited his son, who
has disappeared. He. informs Emily
plainly tliat he would like to have her
marry Dick, who is a good-natured but
Irresponsible fellow. It appears that a
partner of Ethan Ffrenrh wanting an ex
pert to race with the "Mercury" at auto
events, has engaged Lestrange, and at
the Ffrench factory Emily encounters the
young man. They refer pleasantly to
their meeting when Dick comes along and
recognizes the young racer. Dick likes
the way I/estrange ignores their first
meeting .when he appeared to a disad
vantage. Lestrange tells Emily that he
will try to educate her indifferent cousin
as an automobile expert. Dick under
takes his business schooling under the
tutelage of Lestrange. Dick is sheer grit,
and in making a test race meets with
an accident. I^estrange meets Emily in
the moonlit garden of the Ffrench home,
llnder an impulse he cannot control he
kisses her and she leaves him. confessing
in her own heart that she returns his
love. The uncle of Emily, learning of
her attachment to Lestrange, Informs her
that the man is his disbarred son, whom
she has never seen before being adopted
by him. He claims that his son ran away
with a dissolute actress, refuses to ac
knowledge him. and orders Emily to
think of Dick as her future husband. A
big race is on in the south and Ethan
Ffrench takes Emily to see It.
"My mother was a Callfornian," Le
strange once said, coming back from
a tour of inspection. "She was twenty
times as much alive as any Ffrench
that ever existed. I've been told. 1
fancy she passed that quality on to
me —you know she died when I was
born —for I nearly drove the family
mad. They expected the worst of me,
and I gave the best worst I had. But,"
he turned to Dick the clear candor of
his smile, "it was rather a decent
worst, I honestly believe. The most
■outrageous thing I ever did was to
lead a set of seniors in hoisting a cow
into the dean's library one night, and
»o get myself expelled from college."
1 "A cow?" the other echoed.
*'A fat cow, and it mooed," he
stuffed the pillow into a more com
fortable position. "Is that our car
running in? No, it's just passing. If
Frank doesn't wreck my machine, I'll
get this race. And then, the same
week, my chum and roommate ran
away with a Doraflora girl of some va
riety show and married her. I was
romantic myself at twenty-one, so I
helped him through with it. He was
wealthy and she was pretty; it seemed
to fit. I believe they've stayed mar
rietl ever since, by the way. But'
somehow the reporters got affairs
mixed and published me as the bride
groom. Have you pot a cigar? 1
asmoke about three times a year, and
this is one of them. Yes, there was
a fine scene when I went home that
night, a Broadway melodrama. I lost
my temper easier then; by the time
my father and uncle gave me time to
epeak, I was too angry to defend my
self and set them right. I supposed
they would learn the truth by the
next day, anyhow. And I left home
for good in a dinner coat and raglan
with something under ten dollars in
odd change. What's that!"
"That," was the harsh alarm of the
official klaxon, coupled with the cry
of countless voices. The ambulance
gong clanged as Lestrange sprang to
bis feet and reached the door.
"Which car?" he called.
Rupert answered first:
"Not ours. Number eight's burning
up after a smash on the far turn."
"Jack's car," identified Lestranga,
and stood for an instant. "Go flag
Frank; I'll rake the machine again
myself. It's one o'clock, and I've got
to win this race."
Several men ran across to the track
In compliance. Lestrange turned to
make ready, but paused beside the
awed Dick to look over the infield.
"He was in to change a tire ten
minutes ago," observed Rupert, beside
them. " 'Tell Lestrange I'm doin* time
catchin' him,' he yelled to me. Here's
hoping his broncho machine pitched
him clear from the fireworks."
When the Mercury car swung in, a
moment later, Lestrange lingered for
a laat word to Dick.
"I'm engaged to Emily," he said,
gravely. "I don't know what she will
hear of me; if anything happens, I've
told yon the truth. I'm old enough to
see it now. And I tried to square
In the delicate, fresh June dawn,
tlie Itrench limousine crept into the
;B— atl Inclosure.
"W«*r© hew," «ald Bailey, to his
traveling companions. "You can't park
the car In front by the fence; Mr.
David might see you and kill himself
by a misturn. Come up to the grand
Mr. Ffrench got out in silence and
assisted Emily to decend; a pale and
wide-eyed Emily behind her veil.
"The boys were calling extras," she
suggested faintly. "They said three
accidents on the track."
Bailey turned to a blue and gold of
"Number seven all right?" he
"On the track, Lestrange driving,"
was the prompt response. "Leading
by thirty-two miles."
A little of Emily's color rushed back.
Satisfied, Bailey lead their waj to the
tiers of seats, almost empty at this
hour. Pearly, unsubstantial In the
young light, lay the huge oval meadow
and the track edging it.
"I've sent over for Mr. Dick," Bailey
Informed the other two. "He's been
here, and he can tell what's doing.
Four cars are out of the race. There's
Mr. David coming!"
A gray machine shot around the
west curve, hurtled roaring down the
straight stretch past the stand and
crossed before them, the mechanician
rising in his seat to catch the pendant
linen streamers and wipe the dust
from the driver's goggles in prepara
tion for the "death turn" ahead. There
was a series of rapid explosions as the
driver shut off his motor, the machine
swerved almost facing the infield
fence and slid around the bend with a
skidding lurch that threw a cloud of
soil high In the air. Emily cried out.
Mr. Ffrench half rose in his place.
"What's the matter?" dryly queried
Bailey. "He's been doing that all
night; and a pretty turn he makes,
too. He's been doing it for about five
years, in fact, earning his living, onlj
we didn't see him. Here goes an
Mr. Ffrench put on his pince-nez,
preserving the dignity of outward
composure. Emily saw and heard
nothing; she was following Lestrange
around the far sides of the course,
around until again he flashed past
her, repeating his former feat with
It was hardly more than five min
utes before Dick came hurrying to
ward them; cross, tired, dust-streaked
"I don't see why you wanted to
come," he began before he reached
"Here Goes Another."
them. "I'm busy enough now. We're
leading; if Lestrange holds out we'll
win. But he's driving alone; Frank
went out an hour ago, on the second
relief, when he went through the pad
dock fence and broke his leg. It didn't
hurt the machine a bit, except tires,
but it lost us twenty-six laps. And it
leaves Lestrange with thirteen Bteady
hours at the wheel. He says he can
"He's fit?" Bailey questioned.
Dick turned a peevish regard upon
"I don't know what you call fit. He
says he is. His hands are blistered al
ready, his right arm has been band
aged twice where he hurt it pulling
me away from the gear-cutter yester
day, and he's had three hours' rest
out of the last eleven. See that heap
of Junk over there; that's where the
Alan car burned up last night and
sent its driver and mechanician to the
hospital. I suppose if Lestrange isn't
fit and makes a miscue we'll see
something like that happen to him and
"No!" Emily cried piteously.
Remorse clutched Dick.
"I forgot you, cousin," he apologised.
"Don't go off; Lestrange bwears he
feels fine and gibes at me for wocry
lng. Don't look like that."
"Richard, you will go down and or
der our car withdrawn from the race,"
Mr. Ffrench stated, with hia most ab
solute finality. "This has continued
long enough. If we had not been ar
rested in New York for exceeding the
speed limit, I Bhould have been here
to end this scene at midnight."
Stunned, his nephew stared at him.
"Precisely. And desire David to
"I won't," said Dick flatly. "If you
want to rub it into Lestrange that
way, send Bailey. And I say it's a
His round face ablaze, Dick thrust
his hands in his pockets, facing his
"After his splendid fight, to stop him
now? Do you know how they take be
ing put out, those fellows? Why,
when the Italian car went off the track
for good, last night, with its chain
tangled ujp with everything under
neath, its driver sat down and cried.
And you'd come down on Lestrange
when he's winning—. I wont do It
I won't! Send Bailey; I can't wll
"If you want to discredit th« car
and its driver, Mr. Ffrench, you can
do it without me," slowly added Bai
ley. "But it won't be any use to send
for Mr. David, because he won't
The autocrat of -his little world
looked from one rebel to the other,
confounded with the unprecedented.
"If I wish to withdraw him, it is to
place him out of danger," he retorted
with asperity. "Not because I wish to
mortify him, naturally. Is that clear?
Does he want to pass the next thirteen
hours under this ordeal?"
"I'll tell you what he wants," an
swered Dick. "He wants to be let
alone. It seems to me he's earned
Ethan Ffrench opened his lips and
closed them again without speech. It
had not been his life's habit to let
people alone and the art was acquired
"I admit I do not comprehend the
feelings you describe," he conceded, at
last. "But there is one person who
has the right to decide whether David
shall continue this risk of his life.
Emily, do you wish the car with
There was a gasp from the other
"I?" the young girl exclaimed,
amazed. "I can call him here —safe —"
Her voice died out as Lestrange'B
car roared past, overtaking two rivals
on the turn and sliding between them
with an audacity that provoked rounds
of applause from the spectators. To
call him in from that, to have him safe
with her —the mere thought was a de
light that caught her breath. Yet, she
The three men watched her in keen
suspense. The Mercury car had
passed twice again before she raised
her head, and in that space of a hun
dred seconds Emily reached the final
"What David wants," she said.
"Uncle, what David wants."
"You're a brick!" cried Dick, in a
passion of relief. "Emily, you're a
She looked at him with eyes he
"If anything happens to him, I hope
I die too," she answered, and drew
the silk veil across her face.
"Go back, Mr. Dick, you're no good
here," advised Bailey, in the pause.
"I guess Miss Emily is right, Mr.
Ffrench; we've got nothing to do but
look on, for David Ffrench was wiped
out to make Darling Le3trange."
Having left the decision to Emily,
it was in character that her uncle of
fered no remonstrance when she dis
appointed his wish.
When Lestrange came into his
camp for oil and gasolene, near eight
o'clock, Dick seized the brief halt, the
first in three hours.
"Emily's up in the stand," he an
nounced. "Send her a word, old man;
and don't get reckless in front of her."
"Emily?" echoed Lestrange, too
weary for astonishment. "Give me a
pencil. No, I can't take off my gaunt
let; it's glued fast. I'll manage. Ru
pert, go take an hour's rest and send
me the other mechanician."
"I can't get off my car; it's glued
fast," Rupert confided, leaning over
the back of the machine to appropri
ate a sandwich from the basket a man
was carrying to the neighboring camp.
"Go on with your correspondence,
So resting the card Dick supplied on
the steering wheel, Lestrange wrote a
difficult two lines.
He was out again on the track
when Dick brought the message to
"I just told him you were here,
cousin," he whispered in her ear, and
dropped the card in her lap.
"I'll enjoy this more than ever, with
you here," she read. "It's the right
place for my girl. I'll give you the
cup for our flrßt dinner table, tonight.
Emily lifted her face. The tragedy
of the scene w^s gone, Lestrange's
eyes laughed at her out of a mist. The
sky was blue, the sunshine golden;
the merry crowds commencing to pour
in. woke carnival in her heart.
"He aaid to tell you the machine
was running magnificently," supple
mented Dick, "and not to insult his
veteran reputation by getting nervous.
He's coming by—look."
He was coming by; and, although
unable to look toward the grand-stand
he raised his hand in salute as he
passed, to the one he knew was
watching. Emily flushed rosily, her
dark eyes warm and shining.
"I can wait," she sighed, gratefully
"Dickie, I can wait until it ends
Dick went back. "*v
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
At a performance of "The Garden of
Allah." in New York the curtain had
fallen upon the scene in Count An
teoni's garden and the two women in
the second row of the gallery who had
kept up a running conversation from
the beginning of the first act sighed
simultaneously and remarked that "it
was real nice."
"I was wondering where the gardeD
was going to come in," said one. "and
now we've seen it; but I ain't got the
actors straight in my mind yet Which
one of 'em's "Allah' do you think?"
"Why, you just seen him." respond
ed the other; "the old chap that owns
the garden, he's Allah."
"I wonder where Bill is now. Such
an active fellow as he was! Always
doing something " "The last I heard
of him, te was doing time."
ALL EYS ON PANAMA
PANAMA. POLICE, FORCE v : , /<
THE Panama canal is costing
this country $400,000,000. It is
a stupendous sum, but it is as
nothing to the money which is
being spent for the objects of
that canal—ships and shipping facili
Take only the Pacific coast of this
country. See what Puget sound, Port
land, San Francisco, Los Angeles, are
contemplating in docks alone and
$50,000,000 will not do more than well
start the work. Just about that same
sum is earmarked by the three west
ern Canadian ports of Vancouver,
Victoria and Prince Rupert.
New York, Boston, Philadelphia,
Baltimore and the southern ports of
the Atlantic coast are putting in
port improvements which will cost
far more than $100,000,000; New Ycrk
itself spending $70,000,000. This is
not taking into account what is pro
jected and being carried out in the
gulf ports. Nor does it reckon in the
improvement of the Mississippi.
Montreal is spending $14,000,000 on
harbor improvements. Halifax and
St. John are following suit —Canada
intends to have its share.
Europe Spending Much Money.
Europe thinks itself vitally con
cerned, Alfred W. Dyer* writes in Rail
way and Marine News. Especially Is
this the case with Great Britain, for
nearly one-half of the carrying trade
of the world is in its hands. London
is spending $85,000,000 on its docks,
althoojji those already existing prob
ably fnpresent an outlay equal to
that vpon the Panama canal. Liver
pool, whose docks have cost $150,000,
--000, is determined that it shall not
fall back and is spending an addition
al $16,000,000. Glasgow and Manches
ter are each providing like facilities
to Liverpool. Southhampton thinks
$10,000,000 not too much to spend for
better accommodations for its passen
ger traffic. Cardiff believes the ex
tension of its coal and general busi
ness worth an investment of $12,000,
--000. The little port of Bristol, mind
ful of the glories of its past when this
country was first being settled and
Virginia was peopled from its
wharves, has authorized an expendi
ture of $25,000,000 to bring it up to
Germany, France, Holland, Bel
gium are taking the lead on the con
tinent of Europe. Hamburg, which
has spent $100,000,000 in creating a
modern port, thinks that the opening
of the canal warrants the expenditure
of half as much more and is setting
about the spending of that money
Antwerp, having $45,000,000 invest
ed, is putting in $55,000,000 more.
Little Havre with a population half
that of Seattle is spending $17,000,000,
having already expended $50,000,000.
Rotterdam is in nowise behind. .
Yet the list is not half run down.
No regard has been taken of Ireland,
of Norway, Sweden nor Denmark.
Neither have been reckoned in the
ports of the Pacific Callao and Val
paraiso, Auckland and Wellington,
Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane; Ba
tavia, Samarang and Sourabaya;
Singapore, Bangkok, Saigon and Hong
kong; of the ports of the Philippines,
of the seaboard and rivers of China,
of the islands of Japan or of Oceania.
There are few, indeed, of these which
are not awake to the situation and
which are not putting forward their
Nor has been regarded the expendi
ture upon ships. At the end of 1909
the gross tonnage of all the shipping
In the world was very nearly 42,000,
--000, steamers and sailing vessels,
wood and steel. This does not
take into account vessels of less
than 100 tons burthen, nor the
wooden vessels on the great lakes,
neither does it include Japanese and
Chinese junks, up to 300 tons In
burthen, nor, indeed, multitudinous
small vessels, European and Asiatic,
trading in the Mediterranean, the
Black and Caspian seas and in the
Shipyards of the World Busy.
That mercantile fleet served the
world It is no longer sufficient.
shipyard in this country, every
shipyard in Europe, is busy preparing.
"argo space is already at a premium,
is sound. shinr?rs are only too well
'ware In addition to that 42,000.000
ens tb.rre will hnve been built by the
ime of the opening of the Panama
anal. raa'nH *n cynply its needs, at
Qast an additional 14,000,000 gross
tons, the cost of which is nearly equal
the cost of the canal itself.
It is a significant fact that two
thirds of this tonnage is being built
by the British, for themselves and for
But why—why this enormous ex
penditure? What is it all about?
It is a local idea upon Puget sound
that the value of the Panama canal
is overestimated —that already it has
been discounted. If this were true
then the world generally is engaging
in the pleasant pastime of fooling it
There was a time in history when
the Mediterranean was, as its name
signifies, the center of the world's
commerce. At least the center of the
commerce of the western world. Co
existent with the commerce of that
day was that of the orient. Of fabled
Hind and far Cathay little was known
in the way of trade. Mungo Park and
Sir John Mandeville took business ex
cursions to the east, but the tales they
brought back were regarded as of lit
tle worth. Mandeville, in particular,
was unanimously elected to the
Ananias club, the presidential honors
of which he has shared ever since, in
the popular estimation, with Baron
But the Portugue** found their
way round the Cape of Good Hope
to Goa. The route was found prac
ticable. The face of Europe changed
almost instantly. A century later
Turkey, Spain, Holland, England.
France had wrested it from them.
Europe fronted on the sea which bore
its ships to the orient. . For the trade
at first was not with the new world;
it was with the teeming population
of the far east. American trade be
gan only to assume its present im
portance when this continent began
to have a population which had the
means to buy as well as the energy
The opening of the Suez canal
doubled the trade with the orient in
a few years. It has again doubled.
Again Italy sprang to the front;
again Egypt and the southern, as well
as the northern shore of the Mediter
ranean, once more upon a world trade
route, began to assume importance—
to be worth fighting for.
It is that backsight into the lessons
of the past which has ever favored
the opening of the ditch across the
Panama isthmus. The early Spanish
conquistadores saw its advantage to
Spain, in that It would open the
south Pacific coast line of America
to that country. Today its opening
will not only mean that to Spain, but
It will mean that to every European
nation, and most particularly to the
western states of the union. But now
the north Pacific coast is more im
portant than the south. There Is a
great trade in the islands of the
Pacific coast is more important than
the south. There is a great trade In
the islands of the Pacific with Aus
tralasia, with the East Indies, and
China and Japan, to be reached
through that canal which did not exist
when Balboa stood on the isthmus.
If the canal was worth something
then what must it be worth now?
Such a vision is sufficient to attract
the attention of the most inattentive,
unseeing of observers. But if Its de
tails are examined in a business way
it is at once seen that one-half has
not been told.
Nearly one-half of the population of
the world dwells upon the shores of
the Pacific. Among the peoples of
that population are three nations of
one race, and that a race whose lan
guage, laws and activities dominate
modern times. These are the Ameri
cans, the Canadians and the Austral
ians. Backing these are the reawak
ened civilizations of China and Japan.
Surely an ocean whose borders are se
populated must count for much.
The dominant nation is, of course,
this country, and to it should come the
lion share of the increase.
Chinese Official Eager for Talent.
Vice-President Li Yuan-hung has
sent a strong personal appeal to the
following men: Messrs. Lo Chen, Li
Kai-shen, Liv Shin, Chang Chao, Lv
Chin-fang, soliciting their services for
the Hupeh government He said In
part: "The universe is not propped up
by a single pillar. In our most im
portant duties of reconstruction now
we need all the talents we can find in
the country."—Peking Daily Newt.
Kitten In Revolt.
A remarkable case of filial lngrat]
tude on the part of a black kitten fa*
occurred In Liverpool, England. ,
few days ago a customer threw ,
piece of meat between them, whicj
was secured by the mother cat. f.
the surprise of everybody, the kittq
sprang at his mother and drove hei
out of the house. Since then he hat
mounted guard over the doors to p rft
vent her return, and, although sh*
has attempted time after time to re
turn to her old home, her stem, u a
bending, and ungrateful son bars th>
It Cures While You Walk. —"^
Allen's Foot-Ease is a certain cure for hn*
sweating, callus, and swollen, aching feet £,iJ
>y all Druggists Price 25c. Don't acce'm .„,
mbstitute. Trial package FREE. Add™ 2
UlenS, Olmsted, Lelloy. N. Y. iSI *
Dust Laying In England.
• The highway departmer'. of the city
of Leeds, England, has recently treat
ed portions of a macadam roadway
with granular calcium chloride to
combat the dust. Solutions of the lat.
ter had previously been tried at
greater cost and without such satis
factory results. The road is first well
swept and two applications of the
chloride are made on succeeding cv&
nings of about one-half pound per
TO CUKE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine Tablet*.
Druggists refund money if it fails to cure. E. W,
DROVE'S signature is on each box. 26c
According to Sir John Murray, ons
of the greatest authorities on ocean
ography, the bottom is .» desert oi
pitch-black darkness, penetrating cold
and eternal silence. Worms, sea
puddings, and coral polyps sluggishly
crawl or sway in the almost current
less depths, and only two species ot
fish, both of them, with much head
and little body, have been found
deeper than a mile and a quartei
Don't buy water for bluing: Liquid b!-e is a.
•nost all water. Buy Red Cross Ball b^ue, tna
slue that's all blue.
Simplity vi« nuuici or Living.
I do believe in simplicity. It is as
tonishing as well as sad, how many
trival affairs even the wisest man
thinks he must attend to in a day;
how singular an affair he thinks he
must omit. When the mathematician
would solve a difficult problem, he
first frees the equation of all incum
brances, and reduces it to its simplest
terms. So simplify the problem ol
life, distinguish the necessary aad
the real —T*""**" "T '++ ->-*- "
PILES CURED IN 6 TO 14 DA7S
Four druggist will refund money if PAZO OINT
MENT fails to cure any case of Itching. Blind,
Bleeding or Protruding Piles in 6to 14 days. 50c.
Never Too Far.
We need not be afraid that we shall
go too far in the walk of active love.
Is no danger that any of us will ever,
go oto far in the walk of active love.
There is no likelihood that any of us
will become too bountiful, too kind,
too helpful to his neighbor.—J. C.
Relic ot o H an.sn Armada.
An anchor of the Spanish armaaa
period, recovered from the Wallett, a
well-known "swatchway," three miles
off Clacton, England, has been pre
sented to Colchester (Essex) Museum.
For generations this anchor has been
an enemy to the trawls of local fisher
men, but at length one of the flukes
became worn partially away, and
the last trawl that struck It thus lift
ed it from the erround.
Mothers wfll flntf Mrs. Window's Sootning
Byrup tr c best remedy to use for their obildiea
during ,\e teething period.
When he once asked a London
class of girls, added Dr. Macnamara,
what they would say if he told them
he saw the sun rise in the west, he
got the reply that it was impossible.
"But," he persevered, "supposing I
still declared I had seen the sun rise
in the west?" "Well," one of the
girls at length replied, "I should
think you must have got up rather
Setting Her Mind at Rest.
Winter Visitor (in Florida)—" 1
should love really to go sailing, but it
looks very dangerous. Do not people
often get drowned in this bay?" Wa
terman —"No, indeed, mum. The
sharks never lets anybody drown."-"
New York Weekly.
I 75 YEARS
and all fbrmi of
I DIGESTIVE DISORDERS.