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tier kindness, when of kindness sore our
What tongue can tell?
Her soothing accents, balm to hearts that
Our tears dispel.
Mer very silence breathes a sympathy
Deeper than any utterance can be,
Our griefs to quell.
All that is highest, noblest, best In us,
She looks to find
Aught else, aught base, she makes us
To cast behind
But when achievement lags far in the
Of effort, women, then, alas! we fear.
Is all too kind.
When Joy is ours, that joy were less than
Without her smile:
Hard-earned success, with sorest struggw
4 Were not worth while
And life itself, were she not here to share
Its pleasures and its pains, its mirth and
Were drear exile.
Percy F. Bicknell, in Overland Month
A Purely Business
$ Matter. $ $
FILINGHAM measured all
by money and as young
.Medway, who had had the temerity to
.fall in love wi th the financier's daugh
ter, possessed but a limited portion of
this universally coveted commodity,
though gifted wi th a fair amount of
brains and good looks, Mr. Filling
ihazn's action in sternly forbidding "any
.more nonsense," as he unfeelingly put
at, between Phyllis and the youug man
was perhaps justified.
.The blow had fallen with brutal sud
denness, for Mr. Fillingham was not
the kind of individual who was likely
to adojpt half measures out of mere
-consideration for the feelings of oth-
-ers^. The tender affair was to cease
right away. All further intercourse
was promptly forbidden.
is not in the nature of things,
however, for two fond hearts thus
ruthlessly Tent asunder to submit un
-questioningly to such an unreasoning
decree of fate. Within the weels/bf the
fiat going forth the two had met. Not
that there was anything clandestine
in it. That was not young Medway's
style. Walki ng boldly up to the for
bidden Fillingham mansion one likely
.afternoon he had asked for the finan
cier's daughter and had been received.
or the moment parental obedience
had yielded to Cupid's more resistless
claims. And could Mr. Fillingham
himself, five minutes later, have seen
the lovely tear-stained face which
looked appealingly into young Med
way's he might, perhaps, have realized
the utter hopelessness of attempting
to change the course of true love.
"What can we do?" wept Phyllis
with tear-dimmad eyes, whose beauty
was still unimpaired by their grief.
"Must we part for ever? Cannot you
think of something, George? Surely
there must be some way of The
tears choked further utterance tfnd
'George frowned deeper in the intensity
of his emotion.
"There is only one way I can think
of," he replied slowly, "and that is
He paused and looked steadily
At Phyllis, who returned his gaze wi th
questioning eyes and red, parted lips.
"What?" she breathed eagerly.
"To elope," declared George, calmly.
The beautiful eyes grew wider still
I their startled gaze then, dropping
them, Phyllis hid her face in her hand
"Two hundred pounds is all I pos
sess in this world," proceeded Med
way, encouraged by these manifesta
tions "but I have got my wits, and
with your love in the bargain, dear
est, to help me through, I shall suc-
ceed." paused, but Phyllis' face
was still invisible and he proceeded in
"There is a thing I have on hand
which might lead to a few extra hun
dreds," he declared wi th business
like persuasion. "I have known of
thousands made out of a poorer
chance. A option to purchase some
property, dearest though, of course,
ou don't understand these things^
Once more he paused, but presently
"Why should we part," he urged,
""at the bidding of another who can
aot appreciate our love? Why, even
though it be at your father's word,
should we sacrifice that which can
Alone make life dear to us? Speak,
darling! What is your choice?
come with one who will love and cher
ish you till his latest breath, or"hjs
voice shook"to say farewell for
A this last touching appeal the lit
tle handkerchief was moved swiftly
from the face a pair of bright, trustful
eye met his for a second then clasp
ing her arms about his neck Phyllis
tdd her face on his shoulder.
"I will come," she whispered.
The little romance had been arranged
with businesslike dispatch. A few of
Mr. Fillingham's friends from the city
were to dine with him the following
day. Most of them were known to
Medway, keen business men who dab
bled Jin house property, land and the
flotation of companies with a zest and
sharpness known only to those who
bad once come in contact wi th them,
but keenest and closest amongst them
was Mr. Fillingham himself.
It was during the lengthy discus
sion after dinner over their wine and
cigars of these birds of a feather that
Phyllis was to forsake the paternal
nest and take that flight which should
make 01 mar her future happiness.
Medway himself, entering by a side
door of the conservatory, was to meet
her'and lead the way to the waiting
The details had been carefully
planned and, adhering closely to these
arrangements, Medway foiand himself
in the conservatory at eight o'clock on
the evening of the dinner. Five min
utes later, approaching with a quick,
soft tread in the semi-darkness, came
Phyllis, true to her tryst
Springing forward, Medway clasped
her hands in his.
"Darling!" he whispered, joyfully.
Then, amidst his elation and the trem
bling fears of Phyllis, they drew sharp
up. .Ahead from a side doorway
leading to the main passage of the
conservatory, down which they must
pass to escape, came Mr. Fillingham's
"This way, Foxbrook," they heard
him say. "We shall be undisturbed
Still holding Phyllis' hands, Medway
drew her swiftly and silently beneath
the cover of some thick palms and
shrubs which bordered the passage,
and he had barely done so when Mr.
Fillingham and Foxbrook, a co-di
rector, and the vice chairman of Mr.
Fillingham's great landv syndicate, took
their seat on a low iron bench not
three yards away.
"What is the news, Foxbrook?"
asked Mr. Fillingham, eagerly.
"Rather important to you," declared
Foxbrook in his cool, deliberate way
"indeed to all of us in the syndicate.
I have just learnt from Bencher that
the new loop line will to a certainty
go through Darnley and tap the full
length of the Irwell Hall estate. He
advises me, too, that we have no time
to waste if the" deal is to be worked,
and we must buy the Irwell people up
without an hour's delay."
"Decidedly," declared Mr. Filling
ham. "Did you call on Mullitt and
Fudge, the agents?"
"I did," replied Foxbrook, slowly.
"And informed them we were disposed
to treat for the estate if it were cheap.
But we are too late."
"Too late!" cried Mr. Fillingham.
"That bland fool old Mullitt, who
evidently knows nothing yet/' rejoined
Foxbrook, "informed me they would
have been glad to treat with the syn
dicate, but they had granted an option
of purchase to a person ho hoped to
find a buyer within the present month,
provided his efforts were guaranteed
by the option of the acceptance or re
fusal of the estate for 20,000 up to
A angry exclamation came from
Mr. Fillingham, and in the darkness
Medway gripped Phyllis' hand tighter.
"Good heavens cried the financier.
"Why the estate has gone a-begging
for months, and must be trebled in
value if Bencher is right. Who is the
man? Can he have got wind of the
"That remains to be seen," declared
Foxbrook. "You kn ow him pretty
well. It is young Medway, who was
connected wi th us in that small af
"Medway!" gasped Mr. Fillingham.
"Your Medway," declared Foxbrook,
half satirically, "who was after your
daughter. I could never understand
why you threw such a promising young
"And ycu say he has the option to
purchase for 20,000 within the
month?" asked Mr. Fillingham.
"Why, the estate is worth 0,000 of
any man's money if Bencher's infor
mation proves reliable."
"More," rejoiAd Foxbrook, calmly.
"And Bencher is beyond doubt."
"Well, we must see Medway," as
serted Mr. Fillingham.
Foxbrook laughed quietly.
"After kicking im out?" he in
"This tiling is, of course, a purely
"business matter," replied Mr. Filling
ham. "And from what I know of Med
way he will treat it as such. is
poor enough. It is more than probable
that he knows nothing of the real
state of affairs and is just dabbling to
make a small commission. W must
see im at once before he gets wind
of its real value. Though, of course,
he is without money to buy himself."
"Pish!" said Foxbrook, contemptu
ously, "he will have a dozen offers
within the week unless we secure him
before the rushSteinway, Goldthorpe,
Phillipson and a score of others will
be anxious to snap it up when the news
is known. Bencher gives us only three
or four days before the cat is out of
the bag. But I have my doubts of
you ng Medway. It seems odd he
should have got control of the estate
just at this juncture. W must get in
touch with im at once. Not a min
ute should be lost in the morning,
though we must move cautiously."
"Undoubtedly," said Mr. Fillingham.
Moving away, they retired from the
conservatory, leaving the two uninten
tional eavesdroppers once more free
to follow their way. But the situation
had swiftly changed.
Turning to Phyllis, Medway kissed
"I win!" he chuckled. "We both
winyou and I, Phyllis. Quick, re
turn at once! I have your father be
neath my thumb just as he had me."
"You foresaw it all, dearabout the
new line?" asked Phyllis with trem
"Not I!" laughed Medway. "I al
ways had an idea that the estate would
some day be enhanced in value and
was endeavoring to persuade old Beck
enham to invest in it. He may say
good-by to his chance now. But I must
be oft*. Good-night! 1 await your
father and Foxbrook in the morning
on"he snatched a kiss"a purely
business matter, darling."
In his little office, four stories up,
which boasted no more than one room,
and that barely large enough to swing
a cat, Medway sat the following morn
ing wi th an appearance of busy pre
occupation, judging by the books and
papers skillfully littered before him,
which might have deceived more ob
servant eyes even than those of Mr.
Fillingham and Foxbrook. Even the
luxury of an oftlce boy was forbidden
him, and for an hour Medway had sat
alone expectantly biting his pen as he
awaited the couple of financiers.
Ten o'clock had barely struck, how
ever, an early hour for men like Fil
lingham and Foxbrook to be afield,
when he heard their voices, on, the
creaking staircase. Bending over his
desk, he applied himself with an ar
dor to the sheet before him that per
haps we may have all assumed at some
time over an imaginary task.
His look of absent-minded industry
as he glanced at the entry of the
two was worthy of a skilled actor but
rising after a look of inquiry, tinged
by just the faintest touch of politely
assumed surprise at the sight of Fil
lingham, he offered the only two chairs
the office possessed.
"We shall not detain you long, Mr.
Medway," rejoined the financier, de
clining them somewhat distantly.
"Just a trifling business matter on
which Mr. Foxbrook and myself, as
representatives of the Suburban Land
Investment and Building Syndicate,
find ourselves brought in touch with
you. W learn, in short, from Messrs.
Mullitt and Fudge that you have been
granted an option of purchase of the
Irwell Hall estate for 20,000. Is
"You have Tee rightly informed,"
"The estate, as you are probably
aware," proceeded Mr. Fillingham,
"has been on the market for a consid
erable time without a purchaser but
latterly our syndicate have considered
the matter as to whether by careful
development it mig ht not be made to
pay as a building site."
"Precisely," said Medway.
"We presume," proceeded Mr. Fil
lingham, "that you do not contemplate
buying the estate yourself, Mr. Med
wayf and "that you have secured the opr
tion from a speculative point of view.
In short, we are disposed to purchase
for 20,000, allowing .you a fair per
centage of commission."
"I fear not," smiled Medway, bland
ly. "Your surmise that I do not con
template buying myself is entirely un
founded. I shall probably do so. Per
haps you are not aware, gentlemen,
.that the new line to Darnley wity skirt
the whole length of the estate, consid
erably increasing its value. I should
have no difficulty in raising a 20,-
000 mortgage on the security of the
estate alone, and I dare say Steinway
or Goldthorpe would be glad to snap it
up for 30,000 or 40,000."
"N-nonsense!" stammered Mr. Fil
lingham, weakly, with a blank glance
at Foxbrook. "Forty thousand? Pre
posterous, Mr. Medway!"
"I have it -on good authority," re
plied Medway, coolly, "that the estate
if carefully developed will be worth
Foxbrook laughed at Mr. Filling
ham's face even amidst his dismay.
"You have stolen a march on us,
Medway," he declared. "Though how
you got the news so early Heaven only
know s! I suppose there is no chance
of buyiug you out? -Of course, the es
tate wants a building capital to be
properly worked. Have a price?"
"There is a price, certainly, Mr. Fox
brook," smiled Medway.
"And that?" demanded both men
"Can I rely on you to keep a secret,
Mr. Foxbrook?" asked Medway.
"Decidedly," replied Foxbrook.
"Still, it is a purely business mat-
ter," observed Medway. "Ten thou
sand pounds down for my option, a
seat on the board of your syndicate
with enough shares to entitle me to
that position, and the estate is yours
on one other condition."
"Name it," cried Fillingham.
"That you give your consent to the
marriage of Phyllis and myself."
"Bravo!" laughed Foxbrook, hearti
ly. "A fair offer. You consent, Fil
lingham, of course."
Mr. Fillingham did assent, as
gracefully as lay in his power. Later
in the day, too, he made known the
withdrawal of his objection to the
radiantly happy Phyllis.
"I find, indeed, my dear," he ex
plained, "that Mr. Medway, in an im
portant financial matter in which we
have been jointly concerned, has
shown such undoubted business ability
and promise that, in short, I have no
further objection to your immediate
marriage."Cassell's Saturday Jour
The rebuilding of the campanile- in
Venice has begun. It is expected that
the structure will be finished by 1906.
Although the fall of the tower was a
deplorable loss, some good attended it
in the opportunity it gave archeologists
to examine the bricks.
It was found that the bricks had
been used in arches, fortifications, the
tops of walls and in other ways be
fore they were built into the cam
panile and that they are not Venetian,
but Roman bricks.
The ancient bricks were made in
slices, for in many the layers could be
seen undisturbed. It Is said that bricks
made this way can bear a greater
weight than modern bricks.
The bricks examined were of the
first century. One of them bore the
imprint of a horseshoe, which may
prove that the Roma ns used a horae
shoe like ours, although it is generally
believed that their horseshoes were
strapped on, not nailed.Youth's C?-
Arthur Duffy, the American amateur
sprinter, has arrived home from Europe
after one of the
tours e\er expei
lenced by an Amer
ican athlete. The
versity runner won
18 first, two second
and one third prize
out of a total of 23
starts. All of his
defeats were in
handicap events, in
which he was not on
/rthur Duffy scratch, but one or
two yards back of the starting line. Duffy
landed on British soil June 25 and on
June 26 defeated at Wolverhampton R.
W. Wadsleigh, the English champion,
and F. W. Rinerr, winning the British
championship. The time was 10 seconds.
4 a recent interview he said: "I have
done the "best racing of my life and am
satisfied. Sprinting races abroad are, in
public appreciation at least, to be com
pared with horse gracing here. There
were 30,000 people at the Ibsor park meet
and a balance of $10,000 when they
counted up the profits. The tracks abroad
are as good as our, but the men are not
so fast. Americans, however, geWdown
to their time because they can't go the
pace in the climate of England that they
can here. I was stiff after every contest.
Massage was the only thing that saved
me and my trainer was at me practically
all the time. There are betting shops at
all the large meets and enormous sums
of money are wagered on every big race."
Duffy is going back to college for a post
With the opening of the college year
the football season can be said to have
really opened and
land. From ow un
til after Thanksgiv-
ing day the sport
will attract the un
divided attention of
its hundreds of
thousands of de
votees, the football
hero will hold the
center of the stage
and the supporters
of the various teams
will be in a fever of
the referee's whis- "Kin* Football"
tie blows for the last time aud the cham
pionship team is returned. In the middle
west, where enthusiasm runs quite as
high as in the east, and where, in the last
few years, the teams have tended more
and more to approximate the standard of
the east, the bulk of interest centers
about the "B|g Nine" and the contests
which these leading colleges wage for
western supremacy. Occasionally, a
western team has invaded the east. These
west vs. east contests have always
aroused much sectional feeling and each
year there is a desire among the western
college men to see the best team of the
"Big Nine" play the best team the east
puts forth. But the great and unflagging
Interest in the game in the middle west
has been created and is maintained by the
games played between the teams~resident
within this section Ordinarily, Chicago
would rather beat Michigan than Har
vard. Wisconsin cares more to beat Chi
cago than Yale, and so on. Michigan,
Chicago, Northwestern, Indiana, Purdue,
Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota
these have joined themselves into a
conference, and delegated unto them
selves the term "Big Nine." Each of
these colleges cannot play with all the
others in a given year, but the schedules
are usivlly so arranged as to make the
selection of a premier team a virtual cer
tainty. Within the past few years a "Big
Four," consisting of Chicago, Michigan,
Wisconsin and Minnesota, has developed
within the "Big Nine It does not eeem
probable, however, that this "Big Four"
will last in football This year it seems
certain that at least three more of the
conference collegesIllinois, Northwest
ern and Purduewill be strong conten
ders for the much-coveted first place.
Malachy Kittridge. the catcher, gives
the following advice to his pitcher when
facing Lajoie: "Place the ball at a med
ium rate of speed over the middle of the
rubber or cut the plate with a slow
arched curve whenever Lajoie is facing
you. The big Frenchman will write an
obituary In the shape of a double, triple
or homer on any ball that has steam be
hind it and veers over the outside or in
side corners. I have seen him soak a
high one in 1 he inside on a level with his
Adam's apple, and the next one he
plucked off his socks knee high and on
the inside. He'e the most dangerous, ec
centric and uncertain bastman in the
Cresceus, the world's champion trot
ting stallion, broke another world's rec
ord at Omaha, Neb the other afternoon
by making a mile on a half-mile track In
2:08 flat. The best record heretofore
was his own of 2:08^4, made at Lincoln
The question of an American team to
represent the United States at the tourna
ment rear Paris, France, next year will
be taken up by the executive committee
of the American Polo association at an
early date. Chairman H. L. Herbert, of
New York city, 6ays there is every likeli
hood of the French Invitation to enter the
tournament being accepted.
Heatherbloom, the world's champion
high jumper, has created a new record
by clearing the bar at seven feet nine
inches, breaking the record of seven feet
eight inches established by the tame
horse last year
The bicycle race for the championship
of Europe, over a course of 60 miles, Ber
lin to Leipsic, was won by Robl. who
covered the distance la one hour, 24 min
utes and 23 seconds.
Prof. George Lincoln. Burr, of Cornell,
who lately toured New England on his bi
cycle in order to gather fact9 about "witch
craft, is an authority on the history of su
perstition and persecution, and is also an.
indefatigable wheelman. Prof. Burr, with
his bicUe has penetrated many primitive
and secluded parts of the United States.
1'rom these journeys, sajs an eastern ex
change, he return* with little stories that
ate now quaint, now strange, now humor
ous. A story of the latter sort concerns a
risit to Tennessee.
I ainved one night at a mountaineer'*
cabin," said the*professor, "and asked for
shelter for the nignt. The goooVpeople were
very hospitable. They gave me a comfort
able bed and au excellent meal.
"While 1 was eating the meal my host
^watched me narrowly to see that 1 had*veiy
thmg 1 wanted. He kept ordering hiswite
to iili my glass, to bung me more bread, and
so forth. Finally, when I began to eat a
piece of apple pie, he exclaimed in an indig
'Jane, why don't you bring the gentle
man a knife? Don't ou see him heie tryin.
lo eat his pie with a fork?'
Modern Sherloc k.
The modern Sheiiock was told to spot the
"Well," said Sherlock, "I have at lea.
found that his wife is away on a vacation.
"How did you find that out?" asked th
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