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' Mr. Boltou. figures In this norrntlvo to your lio-usi'," salil the operator,
as the stouy hearteil parent of a beau- "You can see h copy of It lieiv,
tlful (laughter. Most'i'conlo knew him though."
only as 1. Eugene Bolton, druggists' Bertha tv.til aa fallows':
sundries, John street, New York-.
"Bertha," said he one day to the
bcautlfjil daughter aforesaid, "I do not
like George Ilallott."
"Neither do I, father," replied the
dutiful child. "I love hltul"
This brief and pointed colloquy was
the climax of many conversations. It
Mated a situation not at all unusual,
but Just as difficult for the persons In-
volved ns if It had never figured In his-
tory or romance.
George was tho New York manager
of GIrard Freres ct Cle, a Paris firm
: .T--ryrr-T7-. r,
dealing In silky. It was n responsible
position for a very young man, and
George wns making quite n bit of mon
ey. It was not his prospects to which
Mr. Bolton objected; In fact, his princi
pal acctiMitlpu was that George was
"one of those handsome men who al-
"YOU CAS SEC A COPY OF IT IIEUE."
ways have 500 silly women chasing
after them." He did not wish to sec
his daughter join the procession.
Besides, Mr. Boltou preferred Irving
Meade, a young man who stood In tho
shadow of a fortune and had recently
come Into Mr. Bolton's employ that he
might be kept from idleness while the
fortune's shadow was becoming solid
nnd substantial. Mr. Meade was not a
handsome man or much pursued by
sighing maidens, despite ills prospec
tive wealth. To Bertha he was n Joke.
Tho Boltons lived In Knglewood, N.
,T. A widowed sister of Mrs. Bolton.
Mrs. Laura Merrlam, resided In New
York. The relations between her and
the Boltons were uot cordial, except as
to Bertha, who was a favorite with
Mrs. Merriaui. As tho widow was
wealthy, Mr. and Mrs. Bolton viewed
this Intimacy with favor.
Now, It happened that occasionally
Bertha would receive a. telegram like
Meet me at Twenty-third strict, Sixth avenue
"L" station, up town side, 12 tomorrow.
Prom Mrs. Merrlam? Oh, no from
George! Bertha could show these mes
sages to her mother and use them as
an excuse for going to town without
the least fear of discovery, for Mrs,
Bolton and Mrs. Merriam would prob-
ably uot meet within six months. So
Bertha and George were enabled to en
joy many luncheons together In tho
jtwcllcst restaurants and usually a mat
inee at the theater afterward.
It was on a Tuesday that George sent
a message couched In tho exact lan-
gu:;e of the sample given nbove. Ber-
tha was not tit home when the mes-
senger boy arrived, so the telegram
was given to Mrs. Bolton, who read It.
She knew that It was Bertha's habit
to answer these telegrams from
"aunty," aud she also knew that Ber-
tha would not return home till quite
late In the evening, as she was to take
dinner at the house of a friend. Such
being the case nnd as she was sure
that Be."ia could go to town on the
following day. she sent away this reply
by the boy who had brought the mes
sage: Itrs. Mctritm. 03 West Street, New Yoik:
Yes. Tunorrow, 12, SUlli avenue and Twenty
thir.t street. Ucutha.
When Mrs. Merrlam received this,
she did not know what "yes" meant
and was Inclined to retard It as an er
ror of the telegrapher's. The Impor
tant part of the iiHvisage. however, was
clear Bertha wanted to meet her to
munow r.t noon at Sixth avenue and
It must he uad'"-stood that shopping
npp:::!tn:e!!ts of this kind hud some
timer) been-made between them.
When r.i-rthn teamed that her
;'.n;iHT hu.l answered the telegram.
she was somewhat disturbed In mind. Men-lam's" telegram on the day before.
!She decided to telegraph George ou the He supposed that Bertha had 'done so.
following day telling him to make the nud. believing Meade's strfry, he sup
lline 11:1.1 instead or V2. Thus they posed that thp reply had gone to Hal
could meet anil George could get out of lett.
Ihe way before Mrs. Merrlam should Tlictvfoiv he wan very much surnris-
arrive. If auuty should come. It would
spoil the afternoon lor Iiertha and
George; if she didn't. Bertha would
know where to find George, who
would be waiting, una an ingenious
note of explanation would satisfy Mrs.
.uerrianra uuuu 1:1 regaru 10 mo iciu-
A little before 10 o'clock ednesday
forenoon Bertha entered the ICdgId-
wood telegraph office, intending to
aend her tnesiage to George. .
8t sent a tlcgram foe you u
Cowirl'jht, ISM, by Chailca It. l.W.c. o
llaLo It 1:20 Instead of 12. Unavoli'nlile.
There wnB n nice situation. Was
this dispatch from her aunt or from
George? She puzzled over the ques
tion fur several minutes and finally de
cided that the expression. ".Make It
1M0," stamped the communication ns
the work of a man.
Therefore it would be useless to tele-
graph to George. She could meet her
mint first nnd George later. All things
were falling out well. It was a cousld-
cranio aunoynnce, however, to find, on
reaching the railroad station, that she
had Just missed the train which she
had Intcmhxl to talsjs. The time which
she had sicnt In puzxllng ovr that
message hud accomplished this nilsToi'
tune It was Impossible to reach the
appointed place by Aunt Laura, In
the picturesque language of the peri
od, would be "stood up," but to meet
George at 1:30 would be easy.
As the old fashioned novelists used
to say. let us leave Bertha waiting in
the railroad statton while we follow
tho fortuuc3 of her father.
When 1. Eugene Bolton reached his
office that morning about 0 o'clock, he
discovered that he had left certain Im
portant documents at home. lie needed
them that day, and at first he had it in
mind to telegraph his wife to send
them In by Bertha.
'That's what I'll do," said he to Irv
ing Meade, who haft been present
while Bolton was searching Ills pockets
for tlie papers. "I'll have Bertha bring
"Is Bertha coming here today?" ask
ed the youug man In a voice that be
trayed his Joy.
"She wastpt coming here," replied
Boltou. "She was going shopping with
her aunt, Mrs. Merrlam."
"Mrs. Merrlam telegraphed her, I
suppose?" said Mcndu In a peculiar
"Why, yw," said Bolton. "How did
you know that?"
".Air. Bolton." responded tho young
man Impressively, "I've been on to that
Eamo for some tlmo."
"Whnt ginc?' cried the head of the
"That telegram wnsu't from Mrs.
Merrlam. It was from George Ilal
lott!" "Cicsai's ghost!" exclaimed Bolton.
"What do you mean?"
"I know a fellow in tho telegraph of
fice in Kngiewood," replied- Meade. "1
know where the answers are addressed
when those 'slropplng' messages come
"You do. eh? Well, why didn't you
tell me loforo?"
"I didn't feel like doing It," nnswered
the young man. "I didn't want to get
Bertha Into trouble."
"There's going to be trouble If what
you say Is true." said Bolton. "I'll be
at Sixth avenue and Twenty-third
street nt noon today myself."
"That Is where they are to meet. Is
It?" said Meade.
"It's where several people are goliv:
to meet." responded Bnlton. "and one
of them will have it club with hint."
"I think It would be very unfortu
nate. sir," said Meade, "if your daugh
ter were pteseiit at such a seeue. It
might get Into the papers."
"You're right." replied Bolton. "But
what can I do?"
"Telegraph her using Mrs. Merrl-
am's name not to come till later. Then
go up there and meet Ilallelt alone."
"111 do It!" said Bolton. And he wrote
the telegram of which Bertha saw a
copy, as lias been already related,
Now. It happened that Boltou did not
know that his wife had answered "Mrs.
Wlti:nR' IIKltTHA? 1 riOPK KIIK ISN'T ILL."
ed. as he got upon the elevated railroad
platform at the npimluted hour, to see
Mrs. Meirlnin waiting there.
"Where's Bertha?" asked that lady,
approaching him. "I hope she Isn't
--.;u). saw itoiton. reeling very
foolish and curnlng Meade In his heart,
"she Isn't 111, hut she couldn't nosslblv
come In today, and as 1 was to be heru
at about tint hour named Bhe asked me
to tell you about It,"
"I am verj much disappointed," said
Mrs. Meirlaurln an ofTcnded tone. And
rhe turned nway without nnother word
and walked down the stairs to the
Boltou waited awhile to make sure
that Ilaljett was not corning, and then
ho took a train down town.
"A nlu! fool'a errand you sent mo
ou!" lie yelled at Meade when the two
wcrq again In Bolton's private office.
And ho told tho story of his adventure.
"I'll hot you ?1,000 to a cent," ex
claimed Meade, "that I am not mis
taken about this. She must have got
your telegram nnd sent soma sort of
reply to-Hallett. Ile'U be thero nt 1:30,
"I'd like to knovf whpther thcro Is
anythlug In tills," said Bolton doubt
fully. "Go up there, and you'll see," said
Meade. And he fiually persuaded his
employer to go.
The Instant that Bolton passed the
threshold Meade ran out by another
way. iicmiui not purpose to nave any
mlstako this time. Ho knew that Ber
tha would bo at the rendezvous, and he
decided to make sure about Hallett.
Such a scene as must result would be
directly In his Interest, though ho
would have preferred that Bertha
Bhould not be present. lie feared the
effect of lior persuasive eloqueucu upon
her father, who really loved her with
all ills heart, and would be in danger
of forgiving satiin himself If Bertha
should plead for him, However, the
chances were that Hallett's case would
be settled forever.
So Memle dodged Into a tclegtriph of
fice and wrote out a message to Illil
k'tt In Bertha's name making the ap
pointment nt the place and hour al
"Send tills," snld he to the operator
In charge of the telegraph station,
"and say that a young lady left It In
a great hurry."
Then he gave tho operator half a dol
lar and inn out. By good leg work he
got nhi'ild of Boltou at the Cortlaudt
street station of the elevated road. Ar
rived at Twenty-third street, he took
up n position on the opposite side from
that where the lovers and the Irate
father were to meet. He could see well
enough from the windows of the wait
ing room acrosa the tracks. At least
that was the best place that he dared
to take. lie would not have missed a
glimpse of the scene for any reason
able sum of money.
lie had not been waiting long when
Bertha appeared, looking as sweet ns a
A n.KD WAS LAID UPON UIS SII0UI.D3R.
rose and as happy as a bird, rive niln
utcs, ten minutes, passed. Where was
Hallett? Where was Bolton? Twelve
minutes, then 13 ominous number. An
up town train stopped nt the station
and at the same moment a down town
train rushed in, blocking the vision of
the jealous lover. When he could see
acr6ss the tracks again, Bertha nud
George were greeting each other In
manner much more than cordial.
Hut" where was Mr. Bolton? Meade
asked that questiou of his own tor
merited heart, and there was no reply;
Bertha and George began to move to
ward the stairs leading to, the street.
If they mluglod with the throng below.
Mr. Bolton might search for them In
vain. He was helpless to avert a ca
lamlty that he himself had wrought. It
was he that had seut or Inspired the
messages that had resulted In this
Sca.cely knowing what he did.
Meade ran out of the waiting room and
dashed down the stairs. Beaching the
street, he looked across Sixth avenue,
and there were Bertha and George get
tlug Into a hansom. There was no way
for h'm to stop them, but he rushed
across the avenue as If all depended
upon his haste. The hausom was well
under way as he readied the foot of
the "L" rend station's stair on the up
town side of the avenue. lie leaned
against tiie structure nnd gasped.
A hand was laid upon his shoulder,
and he heard the voice of Mr. Bolton
asking what in the name of all the
fiends at once he was doing there.
"They've driven nway In a hansom!'
cried the excited young man. "Chase
"Now, look here," said Bolton, re
straining him. "If you think I'm go
lng to believe any more of your lies.
you don't know me. My daughter
hasn't been here, and Hallett hasn't
been here, and I can prove It. Look
at this telegram. It was handed to ine
just ns I rushed out of the olllco. but 1
forgot" to open It tllj a half minute
Meade looked nnd read tills:
Laura telegraphs mile it 1:3(1, time pUec.
Hertha left ltore mefsace nrrhcd. Meet her tt
13 and tell her.
It was signed by Mrs. Bolton.
"So, you see," said the stern parent.
"Bertha had no reason to be heru al
1:30, nnd, of course. Hallett wouldn't
have been. Meade, 1 begin to see
through you. You're a Jealous jackass!
And I had picked you for my son-ln
law! The thought makes me modest,
I reckon Bertha couldn't have doue
Worse. It'll he Just like mo to let her
eult herself after this experience, nnd
if she wants George Hallett. Why, by
the jumping Jingo, Bhe sliiill have ulni!'
Commodore Cyrus Green, in com
mand of the U'ini and swift little
sloopciltinc Mokihnna, (! tons regis
ter, is ngniu in pillkia. Recently this
little bark served a term on the reef,
but tho other day the ship's cook-
took tt crowbar and hiked her oil',
and tho commotion) bailed her out.
Last Sunday morning, Commodore
Green boarded Iter and started to
tlio Paris Exposition. lie laid his
course nor' by nor' east two points
to tho east, and spread all sail to
the favoring gale. Unfortunately,
the ship's cook had left tho crowbar
lying west by nor' west of the bin
nacle in which swung the ship's com
pass. Now, in obedience to natural
iws, the needle pointed toward the
the crowbar, nnd in obedience to the
laws of navigation the Commodore
steered by the needle, although the
prow of his bark pointed full on Enos
k Co's slaughter house. Soon she
fetched up kerpiuik against the gov
ernment-road where she now lies, a
sad warning to marines who stter to
the needle let the ships fall when;
they may. The Commodore says he
will let her serve a term of three
months on the reef this time, rather
than pay her line or bail her out
Tho Euterpe, whicir went on a
reef at Jvunu, eight miles cast of
Kuhuhii on Sunday, was resetted by
tho Feurlesss and lowed to Hono
lulu, reaching there Tuesday even
ing. The vessel did not suffer much
du.nngc, but it was fortunate that
she was towed oil' the reef as soon us
s'ic was. becavso within hour after
the tug had recused her. the I ratio
n-ind came on to blow u gale, througl
which tho Euterpo could not have
survived for more than a few hours.'
Tho Euterpe belongs to Hackfeld
& Co., aud left Newcastle on July 10,
with coal for haanapali. She is un
American uliip of 1,11)7 tons register,
comniuuucu uy unptam Bale, it is
supposed that she will be. detained
at Honolulu pending the settlement
of the salvage, question. The enter
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When the Autiopo leaves today
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