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EVENING BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. H, SATUnDAV, APR. 29, 1911.
By C. N AND A. M.
Cp,nhl. 1910. br DouMtdir. Tift 41
Comptn, Copjnjhl. 1705. b,
fhr Mtdurt Comptny
(Continued from Last Saturday.)
''Milton nln't lodged no complaint.
Nobody lias or I'd hao kicked de fel
ler out first thing when jou tol' me
wlm lie w as. Nobody nlu't goln' to
"And nobody ain't going to Keep him
when ho sees that." added Isldnr.t.
pointing to the paragraph written In
Alexander tho Great's clearest hand
writing "Ho needn't see It mile's you blab,
silly goll" nalil her father. "What for
slmuld he read nep.iper advertise
limits I guess he pot soinel'ln' else
'Homebody 'II tell him."
"People come here to eat, not talk.
Anjhow ills goesi"
And It went.
It went to several papers, and, though
Alexander tho Great paid only for the
invert Ion of small paragraphs In the
columns of tho Journals, he chuckled
to himself la anticipation of reccUlng
far more valu
nients gratis, nor
wns he wrong.
In matters of
the scope of his
ander Has srl
cloin wrong. That
was why ho was
great. True It
might le that
of the Wnldorf
A s t o r I n" (as
Tony KIdd had
dubbed him) was
a back number
and bad Ik- su
perseded In pub
lic esteem by nt
least two prom
hViii urn katiiku.
ising murderers and one extremely
lively divorcee. Uut Tony Kldd's en
terprising eye lit on Alexander's in
splratlon. while It was still as fresh
ns tomorrow's bread. In the Issue of
the New York Light, which was In the
making, and Alexander's own para
graph was quaintly ijuotnble.
"Lost at tho Waldorf-Astoria hotel,
the Marqujs of Lovel.ind. Found, dit
to, at Alexander tho Great's, In
Twelfth street. If yon want to bo
served by n lord dlno nt Alexander's
for 2.1 cents, marquis Included. Von
oat your dinner; Walter Loveland does
Touy was very busy Just then, hav
ing an Important errand out nf town
by the'P.rst train In the morning. Hut
lie secretly commissioned an under
fctudy to be at Alexander's when tbo
red restaurant should open Its doors
io order breakfast and while seeming
to eat to sketch tho now English
waiter. Tho understudy was not to
question Loveland himself, but If pos
slblo Alexander, and was not to let the
waiter see that lie was under tiro of
attention. Notes of Lovcland's ap
pearance ns well ns n drnwing must
bu mado for Mr Kldd's benefit.
When he came back from the. coun
N try Into In tho nfternoon, however, Mr
KIdd nt once recognized the cleverly
executed sketch. There was no longer
any doubt In his mind that tho young
man who had slammed the door In his
fate at the Wnldorf-Astorln was now
"plosllngor" In n cheap downtown res
taurant. Next morning there was half
n column on n good page of the Light.
Includlngspnco for tho undcntudy'sltne
portrait of n tall young mnn In even
ing dress, with n coffeepot In ono hand
and n milk Jug In the other, and even
the printers grinned nt the heading.
"The Marquis of Twelfth Htroct-Now-ly
A persistent ringing of the telephone
In Fanny Milton's bedroom waked her
out of n delightful dream
She was on shipboard ngnln. It was
.moonlight, and Lord Loveland was
telling her that he really cared a great
deal more for her than for Lesley
Donnner She confessed that she
liked him. toornnd ho was Just asking
her to conic nnd reign over Loi eland
castle as well as his heart when tho
distant though disturbing notes of an
amateur concert in the music toom of
tho Maureliiula turned definitely Into
tho shrill bur-r of that wretched tele
phono. Tho dream broke like a rain
bow biibhlo, nnd Fanny sut up In bed.
disappointed with llfo.
Bho seated herself by tho telephone
nnd snatched up tho receiver as If sho
were going to shako It. Hut sho soon
settled down to an absorbing Interest
In tho glvo and tnko of conversation
with the Instrument.
"Ilellol" she said. "Who aro youj
Oh, Kllnor Coolldgo what? Why,
Ullnor Coo I Id gu, you don't mean It
wnltlug lu a cheap restaurant! I don't
believe It's true. In tho paper7 Well,
there's nothing In that. 1 know a
newspaper man myself. What' Oh,
his name's Touy KIdd.
"Oh, Kllnur. I think It would he hor
rldjojnjijie UU.1 party, and colo that
restaurant. V?s; T like stiinimlugnnd
seeing bohcmlan places pretty well.
I don't bellete we'd And him there IT
we went, but nil the same 1 don't
until to Why, 1 enn't help it If you
ask mamtni to chaperon n party. 1
won't go. Nothing will make me. 1
think If you nnd mamma and your
Comic dp Itoeheverte go you'll be Just
like ancient llomans watching the
martyrs eaten up by lions. I believe
you were n Itomnn woman In another
state of existence. I won't talk nbout
It nny more. You enn ring up mam.
ma if jou like. Ooodbyl"
Down went the receiver, and back
scinmbled little Fanny Milton Into her
Intender scented bed, shivering, not
with cold, but with emotion, Her tel
ephone was silent nt last, hut she could
not llnd her nay Into the dream again.
The door of that drenni was shut for
ever, and Funny was not Jealous even
of Loslej lie inner now
FMii'ir Ci'olld.'e's first thought after
reading Toil Kldd's tcry entertaining
story In the New York Light went ho
further than the fun of pnjlng a visit
to Alexander the Ureat's and being
waited upon by the man whose super
cilious airs on the Maurelanla had
made her feel "ready to burst with
spontaneous combustion." Then It re
curred to her that It would be dra
matic to collect the whole circle of
girls, excepting little spoil-sport Fan
ny, to w honi Lord Lnvclniul had been
nttenthe on boaid the Maiirctaulu.
H-icli girl mut If possible bring n man,
Kllnor nnturallr picking out the best
for herself, and the most desirable
seemed to be Couite de Itoeheverte,, a
new atrlvnl In America, whom sho bnd
met for the first time a night or two
after returning to New York. Ills
answer having assured her that Knout
de Itoeheverte wns "entirely nnd de
votedly nt her son Ice w hen, w hero
and how she liked," she telephoned to
the four, girls she wnnted for the nd
cntiirc. Of these one could not come;
another could, but wouldn't for tho
samo reason as Fanuj's (this wns
Madge Iteerley), nnd tho remaining
two thought It would be "more fun
than a wedding." llach would bring
n man (Mrs. Milton also could be
trusted to find one), nnd the pnrtj
would therefore consist of eight.
Neer since Hill Willing had firs!
made the fame of Alexander the Oreal
had there been such n busy day In tho
red restaurant ns the day when Tony's
story nnd sketch of "The Marquis of
Twelfth Street" appeared lu tho Now
There wns inoro work than Alexan
der. I.otclnnd nnd the two others
could do; therefore soon after 12 tho
aid of "Miss Ir7le" bad to lie called in
The colored cook nud tho cook's an.
slstnnt worked until their brains, wero
ns nearly nddled ns nny egg ever em
ployed lu their roost economlcnl mo
ments, nnd to several members of the
stnfT the reason for tho rush remained
a mystery. Alexander knew nnd smil
ed In his alcove. Isldorn knew and
cast reproachful "I told you sol"
glances at her father ns she heard the
rustle of opening newspapers. Hut tho
Tole did not understand tho curious
questions peoplo whispered to blm,
Hllnkey wns stupid ns well ns sullen,
while, ns for Loveland himself, none
dared to catechize him, so set wero Ills
lips, o threatening his brows.
Of course he suspected that It was
he who brought the crowd nnd raged
In the shame of his burning martyr
dom. Alexander had said that he wns
to be "used for all ho was worth," nnd
he wns Biirc that already ho was In
some way being used Hut ho did not
know how or guess tho worst.
Ills ono consolation wns that tho
crowd Alexander had drawn to gaze
at tho tnmc marquis wns n common
crowd. Indeed, ho thought there wns
no danger thnt the red restaurant
would bo Invnded by the upper classes.
With tho felgued Indifference nf n
caged white bear for n hank holiday
crush the now waiter performed his
duties during 'the day. If tho restau
rant wero crammed throughout tho
nfternoon. by 0 o'clock there was a
mob. Hy 7. however, the, place began
to clear, and Alexander rejoiced, be
cause there was much work for bis
stnfT to do before 8. Dishes must bo
washed nnd spcclnl food cooked and a
dozen tnhlcs prcpnrod for two
"crowds" that had eugnged accommo
dation In ndvnncc.
Ono wns a wedding party of Italians,
numbering fifteen. The other was
something mote exciting n party of
"swells" who had telephoned for din
ner at 8.
Lnughlng and talking, they all
trooped Into tho restaurant Kllnor
Coolldgo and Comte de Itoeheverte.
Hvn Tanner nnd Knto Wood, with tho
hnudsomo Hungarian twins, who wero
rather sought nfter In Now York Just
then; Hnron Ludovlc Zsencha nnd his
brother I'nul; Inst Mrs. Milton nnd
Tony had Intended to drop In nt
Alexander's In nny enso to hnvo a look
at the marquis of Twelfth street, who
had been "discovered" by that morn
ing's Light, but bo would hnvo conio
on directly after returning from a sec
ond out of town expedition If n tele
gram had not been forwarded to tho
country nsklng him to bo Mrs. Ml),
He was disappointed to find that
Fanny was not going, nnd his spirits
wero dashed by the news that she ills,
approved of the "Loveland sensation,"
for which ho knew himself to bo large
ly responsible. Nccitheless, In man
ner he wns ns gay ns tho others when
the party of eight made its merry raid
The Italian murrlagc feast was al
ready In full swing. Hut neither tho
bridal party nor nny of the thirty or
forty other occupants of the lestau- I
rant were lou deeply nhsoihed lu their '
uw u..nJTnJrs to notice tho iirrlvtil of llio
"Ilellol I suppose we ought to feol
honored," inutt'Ted Leo Cohen, who
had Just anhed from the west nnd
nils Niyliig n siirpil.e visit m the es
tnbllshmeiit of Ids future fnther-liH
law He had demniii'ed fried ojsters
and coffee mid had grenlly enjoyed
giving the older to the handsome new
member of Alexander's stuff.
"(let a lump on, If jou please," ho
flnls'ied. pointing his black mutncho
anil prodding his white teeth with, a
gold toothpick as he stared nt the man
made notorious by todaj's newspapers.
Pressing his lips tightly together,
l.o eland turned nway to pass the or
der to Ulaek Dick, the cook.
It wss nt this moment that Mrs. Mil
Ion's party entered the restaurant, nnd
Mr, Cohen murmured his comment to
isldorn, who nt her fulher's suggestion
wns hocrlng nbout thnt young gentle
mnn's table, looking her prettiest.
Tony KIdd nt Mrs. Milton's roquet
had telephoned for it tnble for eight,
to be wlthdrnwn ns far ns possible
from the big front window, that din
ner nnd diners need not be criticised
by the mnn In the street, and as Lovo
Innd pushed back the rod drapery, car
rying n tray loaded with Ico cream for
tho Italians, ho looked straight Into the
eyes of Elinor Coolldgo, Mrs. Milton
and the newspaper mnn, Tony KIdd.
Not since early morning had h(
found o moment's rest. Ho had hat?
no nppetltc and would Imo had llttlf
time to cat oven If he had been hun
gry. Tho day's svork had Irritated nud
unnerved him up to the last notch qf
Ids endurance, No battle of his brief
but lively South African cxperlenco
bad cost him, physically or mentally,
ns much as these thirteen hours of
waiting on Alexander's customers, nnd
the sudden sight of those familiar
faces, smiling coolly on his shame,
camo upon him like n volley of bul
lets from n quick firing gun.
Involuntarily Vol took n step back,
knocked tho edgo of tho tray against
tbo doorpost and
& drnnneil it with
n crash of break
j VjfU I'latcs smashed.
" -?l BBBBBb! nnoonii flew, nnit
Ico cream gushed
nmong the ruins.
Hllnkey nnd the
sprnng to their
nnce, not dis
that bo should bo
ander scolded, the
had to bo reas
sured by tho
tai, imoi'prn it
WITH A C1IA8II,
disagreeably, Isldorn Jumped, and Mrs.
Milton's party looked nt each other
from under lifted eyebrows.
In tho confusion of (ho breakage
Lovelund found himself ngnln. I'rldo
camo to his rescue not mcro hurt van
Ity, but n truer pride tbnn lind over
made his henrt bent high.
As he bent down to pick up the bro
ken plntes ho told himself that these
peoplo, who had como to plunge him
still deeper In-lm'mlllating depths, were
uot worth a pang nnd Bhould not see
that they bad power to Inflict It.
For one short Instant ho detested
Mrs. Milton so Intensely that bo half
regretted his vow to sparo her name nt
all hazards, but by the tlmo he bad
picked up tho last plcco of broken
crockery ho knew that If everything
wero to corao over ngaln bo would do
ns ho had done.
"I take dot out of your wages," said
Alexander, loudly enough to be heard
by those who sat round tho table near
to tho curtained door.
"Of course." replied Loveland, his
"I shouldn't liavo thought the Brit
ish aristocracy would h.ivo such clum
sy ways." Leo Cohen remarked nudl
bly to Isldorn, then called Jocularly
across tuo room, "Sny, Alexander, got
nny mock turtle soup tonight!" I
"No," growled Alcxnnder.
"Thought you might ho making n
speciality of it this week," went on
"Oh, cute Idea for an ndvcrtlscmcnt
'mock turtlo served by mock mar
A titter went round tho room nmong
those who bnd enough L'ngllsh to un
derstand the Joke, nnd thcro wns even
n faint, suppressed sound of laughter
at Mrs. Milton's table.
Loveland turned white. Ho bad an
impulso to hurl tho broken dishes now
colloctcd on tho tray straight ut
Cohen's oiled black bead, nud u week
ago ho woutd hnvo done m without
stopping to reflect. Hut he hnd lived
longer In six days since landing In
New York thnu In ns many years be
fore, and ho was learning n lesson
which no ono had even fried to teach
him In tho past-mastory of himself.
I'ale, but perfectly composed In ap
pearance, ho did not even look toward
Cohen and seemed to take no more
notice of tho young man's Imperil
neuce than nf the barking of some
mongrel dog, too feeble to bo kicked.
Ardently Loveland longed to get out
of tho room nnd to stny out; but.
though ho could have escaped by car
rjlug the broken dishes into the
kitchen, ho would not deign to turn
bis back on the enemy. lie gave the
fray to Hllnkey nud obeyed n gesture
of Alexander's which sent him to tnko
n new order from the Italians.
"I don't bellote bo'll enine to wnlt on
us," whispered Mrs. Milton to Tony
KIdd. "If he doesn't It will have been
hardly worth the fug nf coming all
this wnj downtown. Ills handing us
our things would have been the best
"I flifiik you'll get your fun," mum.
bled tony, but ho was not cnjojlng
"Of course the man's p. fraud nnd
deserves nil he's got." tho Journalist
thought. "Hut I'll be hanged if I like
seeing him tako his medicine. Ho's n
good plucked one, anyhow."
Never glancing at the eight faces,
which patched his every movement
with sixteen brilliant eyes, Loveland
passed tjiclr table and went to tell the
cook that tho Italian parly would have
a rum omelet In place of tho lost Ico
crentn. Cohen's fried ojsters wero
ready, tie Polo having Just served
them, nnd now the second course of
the dinner begun already with blue
points-was waiting for the "swells."
It was soup, nud Loveland had cither
to enrry It in nnd servo It himself or
else to show that the torture of tho
Insh was lejond his endurance.
"They slinll see that I'm not asham
ed for myielf or nfrnld of them." he
resolved, returning to the restaurant
with n steaming tureen nnd eight hot
plates on a tray. Without n change
of expression he laid those eight plates,
one by one. In their places on the ta
ble, nnd then with n hand which ho
forced to bo steady he ladled out tho
soup. The ladles drew; back, ns If un
easy lest he might seek some smnll re
venge. Hot he wns careful not to spill
"Oh. pn, don't send Mr. Gordon to
wnlt on tho swells ngnln!" suftly plead
ed Isldorn, flitting up uneasily.
"They'ro trying to lake a rise out of
him. It's crool. I"
"Thank you. but 1 don't mind. Miss
Alcxnnder." snld I.o eland, with n
grateful look, which went so straight
to Isidore's heart that tears started to
Vol took nway tho right soup plates
nnd would not seo tho amused glnnccs
of the good looking Hungarians or mi
nor Coolldgc's French count. Itoehe
verte wns not cruel nt henrt, but ho
did not like Englishmen nt best, nud
Ullnor Coolldgo, hnvlng told him the
story of Lord Loveland ns sho know
it. hnd snld; "We girls want to punish
him not only for tho wny ho would
have deceived us nil If ho could, but
for his perfectly horrid, supercilious
airs when we used to know him on
board ship. Bo please help us by
sneering nnd stniing ns much ns you
can without mnklng n scene."
She had looked sp handsome when
sho made this request thnt Do Roche-
vcrte had told her he would grnnt It
with pleasure, nni lie was doing his
best to keep his word.
They had got ns far In the dinner ns
chicken fried with cream gravy, for
which Hlnck Dick wns renowned,
when tbo restaurant door opened nnd
Mr, Milton walked In, accompanied by
Milton sauntered over to the tnble
nnd spoke to every one civilly, darting
only one covert, ugly glance at his
wife, when her fnscjiiatod gaze rested
upon the fading hruls'o which discol
ored bis square Jaw.
"Head tbo Light this morning, Tony,
nnd tbo afternoon pnpers copying It,"
h snld. "Thought I'd drop lu at tho
cockfight and see tbo fun. (Ireat
stunt. Isn't It?" no eyed Loveland
up nnd down ns if tbo Kngllshman
wero n freak at n museum. "Of course
tho story wns yours?"
For the first tlmo Vnl's eyes nnd
Touy's mot, only for on Instnnt. hut
there wns something like reproach lu
Lovcland's. A trapped hnro might
hnvo thrown n look llko that at tbo
keeper who trapped him.
Mil. .MILTON turned away and
was drawing out n chair for
himself near one upon which
n seedy, bearded stranger
had placed a small leather hand hag
when suddenly the whole restaurant
seemed nlhe with dry. crackling ex
plosions, and In the same Instant tho
electric lamps went out. The room.
ii moment ago brilliantly lighted, wns
hlnck ns a vault save for u glimmer
from the Btreet that shone through tbo
wlnduw. Then, us ccry ono Jumped
up, overturning t-hnlrs or breaking
glasses lu their hurry nnd the shrieks
of tho Italian women mingled with
the strange crackling sounds, there
camo from somewhere at the back n
loud detonation, followed hy a hoarso
ronrlug llko a blast furnace. Men
cried out In amnzed alarm, and tho
dark room lit up ominously with n
crimson glare that turned tho curtain
through which It leaked the color of
In rushed Hlack Dick and his nsslst
ant, with Hllnkey, who had been busy
In tho kitchen, nud all tlireu shouted
wildly, "Flro. Urol"
The restaurant was In n Btnto of
chaos. A long Jet of flame sweeping
out from tho kitchen and across tho
narrow passage caught tho curtain lu
tho doorway, up which little serpents
of lire began to crawl. Every womau
was screaming now lu a panic of fear
whipped to horror by tho red dark
ness nnd tbo crackling explosions which
snapped and spluttered on every sldo.
Tho excitable Italians chattered and
struggled with one another In the dark,
tbo now Polish waiter ran hero and
there like a frightened chicken that
sees tho nx, the two negroes wero al
most In convulsions, aud Tony KIdd
called vainly on the Hungarian broth
ers and De Itoeheverte for help lu
bringing order out of confusion.
At tbo. tlmo of the first explosion
Loveland had been quietly setting a
plato of fried chicken beforo Tony,
and ns the Journalist leaped from his
scat the two jouug men were close, to.
(Continued Next Saturday)
Now stock of big nlcklo tablets for
salo at tho D u 1 1 o t i it ufllce.
How Clean and Cool It Looks
Is what the housewife says of the
Encourage beer-drinking and
you promote "temperance."
Strange as it may seem to some people
this is true. In the past fifty years the
cause of temperance has flourished as
evinced by general statistics. These same
statistics show a great decrease in the sale
of distilled liquors and a corresponding
increase in the sale of beer. Seven
people are drinking it today where only
one person drank it fifty years ago. This
goes to prove that beer' is a good normal
stimulant not an intoxicant. And' the
best beer, the finest tonic, is
fm.V9 Mb aa J J
Thst's because the LEONARD Is snowy white and the Inilde looks
Ilka an let cavern. You can FEEL the coolness of It.
The surprising Ingenuity and scientific knowledge of the makers of the
LEONARD ars shown In tho ONE-PIECE COMPARTMENT construction.
EACH COMPARTMENT IS ALL ONE PIECE.
CORNERS ARE ROUNDED TO FACILITATE CLEANING.
COMPARTMENTS ARE CONNECTED BY AN AIR-TIGHT JOINT
COVER ROUNDED AND EASY TO CLEAN.
THERE'S NOT A PLACE FOR GERMS TO HIDE
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The output of a great factory goes direct to the
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TO BE DEDICATED
Tho .formal opening of tho Church
of tho Oood Shepherd at Wnlluku will
tnko placo tomorrow. Ulshop Rcstnr
Ick, Cnnon Ault and others of tbo
Kplscopal clergy will officiate, and
special trains from I'ula and I'uuneno
will bo run.
Judge nnd Mrs. Ilnllou Snll on Korea.
A Inrgo aggregation of society folks
were nt tho wharf to bid Judgo nnd
Mrs. Ilnllou farewell. The Judge nnd
his wife nro groat social favorites
nnd will be missed by their largo cir
cle of friends residing here.
Weekly R 1 1 F 1 1 D CI per jwir.