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IX A rash moment Mr. 11 Cuunliif,'
linnt Curtis, .Tr., ljiyl dccluivd Ills
lovo fur .Miss Mnud llrooko, mill
SllO lllUl l)fOUlliC(l to l li Is.
It wns highly injudicious. Young
Mr. Curtis, thoiudiS he linil u few odds
ami ends of property beipK.'sitlii'd to
ihin by Ids uncles and aunts, was real,
ly dependent upon ids fiuther. Ho
might bo ent R" at any moment w?7i
(Vhat 'answers in viiioclevn high society
tp tlie traditional sldlllnu'. It Is tlic
unit of prudeneo in these dsiys not to
Jnpa,ge oneself to a millionaire's son
until arier the inlllloiuilrete will lias
U'w'ii uilmitted to pvobsite. l'robalily
Mlus Brooke know this as a matter of
education, but she did ivotthlnk about
It. Shi: was deeply in love with Mr. 13.
Quiiuinshaui Curtis. Jr., amldurins the
progress of his declaration, which was
really quite eloquent lUid thrilling, she
never once romenibercd that ho had a
' It Is probable that youiiR Mr. Curtis
fjirsot that clreumstisuce also, for In
was really as much In lovu as any one
qaii he without going mad. It Impell
ed, however, that they had considera
ble opportunity for conversation after
Uie ilrst wild outburst of inconsiderate
emotion, and in their discussion of lho
future, natural at such a time, the
plain, hard fact disclosed Itself thus:
If anything happened at that time to
disturb the amicable relations between
Cmrtls senior nnd Curtis Junior, the hit
ter's whole future would be ruined.
"And rou think ho wouldn't like our
engagement?" queried Miss llrooko.
"1 wouldn't daro risk it," respond
ed Mr. Curtis.
"Then perhaps I would better re
lease yon from your promise," she sug
gested. ".Not for the Kohlnoor and seven gold
mines," lie replied, rising enthusiastic
ally to tho occasion. "And, besides, It
isn't at all necessary. "Wo can keep It
"I'd like to tell mother," said the girl.
''I I don't believe I can keep it from
"I'm afraid you can't keep it from
anybody," said he, "you're such an
jionest, opeU hearted little girl. Xo, no.
An engagement Is n woiimn's secret,
which means that it's harder tho next
(lay to llnd one who doesn't know It
than one who does. Why, our very
manner to each other will btray us.
you'll be at my house tomorrow even
ing when my sister gives some kind of
a dancing rumpus, and before you've
been' there toil minutes every one will
Mr. 12. Cunningham Curtis, Jr., In
tended these remarks to lie playful, but
Miss Ihcoke, being such an honest,
open hearted little girl, took them In
dead earnest, and sdie was not pleased.
She was just a bit cold to him after
that, and almost her last words to him
were n promise that she would keep
1 Young Mr. Curtis sincerely hoped
that she would. lie believed that his
father would make a fuss about It if lie
found il out. About live years before
there had been a similar disturbance
Ju the family, and It had resulted In the
eldest son's being put on probation,
vl)ieh meant that he was obliged to
pet along on a meager allowance for a
long and dismal period. K. Cunning'
mm Curtis. Jr.. shuddered at the reO'
Olleeilnn'of his brother's fate.
".Iv fatl'e:-." said he to himself, "will
ponr l'.Ue' ."0 mud bulls lit the idea of
tay niar.-ying Into the llrooko lawsuit."
The. s'i:t in question centered about
the will of the late Mr. llrooko, who
jim! h ft Ida property In such a tangli
(hat every golden strand picked out of
It just sullleed to pay the lawyer who
' fowl u:i? the picking.
"1 tni'.ft lie a bit careful tomorrow
've:::!:vr " wasCuitis' conclusion. "Con
Mi:d it! Everybody in the world
eng' t to know by this time that I'm In
Jove with t!:i' dial- little girl. 15ut.lt
iuui'tn't be suspected that we're engag
ed. A fake quarrel might be a good
On the following evening when Miss
l'.:co!:e appeared in the palatial halls
Of the Ci:rtl?-.o; her accepted suitor
viewed her almost with alarm, and the
vest Inntnnt Ills heart surged up Into
his t href. I. and he longed to claim her
Cure before them all. His pride clam
cni! f"'i- a public acknowledgment of
I, Is v!et.;ry. Never had her beauty
MiOsned to him so fur from the ordi
nary, so seporato and distinguished.
."Upon my word," ho muttered, "she
inaUes the rest of these glfls look llku
Couojr Ishiud tintypes."
lie had the pleasure of greeting her
siosnwiit later, nnd ho could hot quite
coneial his emUlon. But tho young
' lady iH'radf was as cool as snow. Her
I'.iunuef tpwnrd hiln excited an obvious
interest In tho people who happened to
I e near eu'cugli to iibserve It. and when
Bhe presently permitted Arthur Ripley
to ifnd her away Into it convenient cor
ner glaiiCPK were exehiinged and heads
' were nodded.
Hipiey wns a young man whom the
otlipr fellows siemot1iu$ referred to ua
& "'trcftasUjnn beauty.'?. . Curtis, who
Uorvitioirr, lwfi, nr Ciuiura w. I too re. o
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had strong claims to bo considered
handsome, bad never boon Jealous of
any man's good IooUk before. lie had
not supposed that, such nn nbsurdlty
was possible. Hut when ho sny tho ad
miring glances which were cast upon
that very notable couple ho wns nware
of a desire to take Itlpley outside and
make a snowplow of him.
it was nearly an hour later when a
tlgure of the cotillon brought Curtis
and Miss Rrooke together nnd gave the
first chance for a confidential word.
Hy that time Curtis was In tho condi
tion of Inventor Trlpler's liquefied air
exposed In a tin dish It is very chilly,
but it boils.
"My dear Maud," said he, "you are
doing' this tiling altogether too well."
"It Is not so hard as I had supposed
it would be." said sho. "Shall wo walk
It was the first time that sho had
ever expressed n disinclination to
dance with him, nnd tho trivial Inci
dent affected lilm preposterously. The
thought came to him that this could
not be acting. The situntlon constitut
ed a true emergency, lie was In dan
ger of wrecking his love. Tho right
word might save him, but before he
could make up his mind what It was
the exigencies of tho dance required
him to escort his partner to her seat
beside the handsome Mr. Itlpley.
Curtis escaped from tho gny throng
at tho earliest possible moment and
crossed the main hall of the house to
the small reception room, which seem
ed to be deserted. He was surprised to
find his sister Mabel there alone. There
wns a suggestion in her npponrance
that sho bad recently wiped away a
tear or two from her oyod.
'Why, little girl," he cried, "what's
Tho situntlon Unshod upon him In on
instant This poor child was crying
about Arthur Itlpley, who had been her
chief admirer for a year or more.
"I know all about It," ho said. "But
don't you worry. Things ore not What
Such a remark aa Uiat requires nn
explanation, and If a girl doesn't get It
from a fellowshc Is not ns good a cross
questioner ns the averngo of her ser.
Tho result In this coflc wns that within
ten minutes Curtis had told his sister
of the engagement.
There's nothing between Itlpley and
Mnud," said ho. "She's trying to keep
our secret, that's nil, and she's using
Arthur as a blind. As for him, ho sim
ply can't get away. And perhnps he
fancies that he's annoying me."
The effect of this disclosure seemed
to be good, and Curtis did not regret
making it Ho cautioned his sister
against hinting even In the most shad
owy manner at the facts in the ense.
Of course ho knew that she would not
menu to betray It, but when It's a ques
tion of secrecy one can't bo too im
pressive. In tho hall Curtis encountered Rip
ley, who asked him If ho had seen Ma
bel. Curtis told him where Mabel was,,
and Itlpley went into the reception
"So Mr. Ripley has escaped nt last,"
snld a voice in Curtis' ear.
Ho turned to confront his aunt Mrs.
Rogers. Let us admit that Aunt Mar-
'MrvWIit't&nv Aunt Mwthvlajii
he'! don't like to ticnr yotf spcafc.
wav of Miss Brooke. She Is. tho teas'
mercenary woman In New York.''
"When her engagement to any pooc
man Is announced," said Aunt Mnrtbaj!
"I'll believe it." 1
"It would bo announced tonight,'
saM he, "if tho poor man hnd U cour;
ago of n white rabbit"
Well, It's evident. that aftcreuch an
Indiscretion. AuntlMnrtiia had 'to .bo let'
Into tho secret" The information, wast
the only, bribe that ehe would accept
In exchange for n promise of silence.
Indeed she would not give such n
promise wlthnnt n qualification.
"Your parents ought to know of
this,"- sho said in the familiar tone of
Due who scents the pleasure of doing
poincthlng disagreeable at tho com
mand of duty.
'Tor the love of heaven," sold Curtis,
"don't tell my father. I can't stand a
controversy with him Just now. If you
Insist on telling somebody"
"It is my duty," paid Aunt Martha.
"Then tell mother or let mo do It.
TToro she comes now. Mother, I havo
lust conildcd to Aunt Martha the deep
est kind of a secret I nm engaged to
"I nm very clad to hear it," Bald this
most amiable of mothers, taking her
.son's hand In both of hers. "And your
father will bo delighted."
; "Mr father will-bc-what?" cried
the rounc man.
"He will heartily approve," wns the
reply. "1 know precisely how ho feels
In this matter."
"Upon my word," said he, "tho dear
old man has very carefully concealed
1 1 nninrmTHsV'imfoi"::
atl , ri 1 1 I 1 1 I t V ,M'.
y una i uiu lujiiu.
"NOW, Silt," EAID I1E, 'TAY ATTENTIOK."
his Benttaonts from mo. Hare you
fororotten what ho said about tho
"Mnud does not need any fortune,"
said she. "You will have enough for
"Do you really think that father feels
that way about It?"
"Certainly he doca. ' If you havo any
doubts, you'll And blm In the billiard
About half an hour later young Mr
Curtis, nnsslng through the hall, de
scried Maud Brooke standing by the
foot of tho grent staircase and looking
somewhat distrait though two young
men were doing th,elr best to entertain
her. Curtis got her away from them
nnd led her to tho reception room,
where they found several young peoplo
amusing themselves with Mabel's little
spaniof Cupid. The young people wcro
good enough to go away presently,
leaving tho room to Cupid and tho lov
"Edward," said the girl In a wistful
tone, "I wish I could tell Mabel about
our engagement. You know I've acted
in such n wny tonight ns to make peo
ple believe tlint you nud I have quar
reled, but I don't want ner to tninic so.
You see, I'm only a woman, and a se
cret weighs upon me."
Curtis laughed gently.
"Cupid," said he, "como here."
Ho swung the dog to tho top of a
table and made him stand up.
"Now, sir," said he, "pay attention to
what I havo to tell you. There was a
profound secret In my keeping In tho
early part of tho evening. I was pled
ed to a.v nothing about It. And In tho
two or three hours that have elapsed
Klnce then I have nobly succeeded In
telling the secret to every blessed
member of my family except by broth
er, who Is In San Francisco, nnd I cx
iect to telegraph It to him before
morning. You, Cupid, nro tho solo re
ranlnlng Curtis who hasn't been let In,
and I feel that you should be Informed
without delay." Cupid. 1 havo the' great
honor to bo engaged to Mss Maud
Brooke, the prettiest and sweetest girl
in tho world. Run away, little do:
and If you And anybody whom you
know who hasn't heard of this tell him
at once. And, by tho way, what do you
think of It?"
Whereujxm tho little dog put his
paws, on tho young lady's shoulder tind
tried to kiss her.
"They nil take It Just thntvway," paid
Curtis, nnd then ho also tried to kiss
her, with inucli better success.
Kahulul harbor is bristling with
shipping this week, and moro are
Hon. Robert Wilcox waa one of
the passengers on the Rio de Janeiro,
winch sailed from Honolulu Inst
Saturday morning for tho coast.
Tho vessels now arriving from the
coast report heavy weather, and
nearly all of them havo been nearly
double their usual timo in making
Wm. G. Irwin & Co. announce that
tho steamships Alameda and Man
posi will soon bo put on tho run be
tween San Francisco and Honolulu,
mnldnir tho round trip every two
The entire crew of lho Bangor,
recently so near being wrecked at
r.nlminn. deserted tho v scl, and
the captain, mate-, cook and cabin
boy sailed hor to Honolulu, where
the captain will try to pick tip an
Tlfn linistinir derrick has been
erected at the old wharf at Ktvhului,
nnd tho railroad track has boon laid
on to the wharf. On Thursday morn-
ing, lighters were brought alongside,
and traffic at this wharf was rc
The Wachusetts has been crossed
oil the overdue list at the Merchant's
Exchange, S. F. She is not expect
ed to reach her destination under
mv circumstances. She was coal
laden, and it is not improbable Hu t
she was burned at aoa.
M. Mariolc, a French inventor,
proposes to prevent the sinking of
foundered ships, by attaching a num
ber of empty balloon bags to the
ship, just above water line. These
bags contain calcium carbide, and
when this mixture is exposed to tho
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tlia Ropers laid lit'r good point, but
die iui(iiestIoiialilj' l-yMessed many of
tlie eliuiaeterlbtles or lib tl!sasreea!lt
"Maud Ilrool;e lntl!t liavl- been read
Ins the V;itl slitt-t nuws," wild Aunt
Mart tin. "She's heard what yotius Mr.
Klpley succeeded In doltiR with tlw
9100.000 his fattier loaned lilm."
"Why. what did he doV" rnnulrcHl
Curtis. "1 hnven'l heard atiytlilntf
"Tlie papers sny ho has rondo a mil
lion," rt piled Aunt Mnrtlm.
"Nonsense." responded Curtis. "It
Klpley had made such a hit ns that,
he'd have mailed a circular letter to
e very adilresH In the directory. IIo'o
not tlie fellow to hide his light under a
"Maud Brooke evidently taken a dif
ferent view of It," was the reply.
Curtis wns angry clear through.
Unlqna In Their "VVny.
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And only once have grandfather and
crandeon served In this office. llllam
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"Many a man has found tbatfoibnsty
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