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About Morning enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1911-1933 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 31, 1911)
PLAYING A NEAR
Br VERNON ARNOLD.
Ps!tV!y ihe Last
Ooprrlafet r Amrtai Ftsaa At
Major IUngold. rviiiiiiauJInt a hm
company poat in tb weat at a tima
vhfa lbs United Statu army consist
ed of 30,000 turn and fought Indiana.
waa a stickler for military iwUion
Aa officer In tbo daya widow ro
to tb rank of major before arrhrtns
at the a re of forty, and Mcjor RlngoUl
waa forty -flv. Indeed, be waa the fa
titer of a daughter ared twenty.. Fkir-
nc IUnfold waa. mm h to ber father's
chajcrin. In Jove with a young ilea
tenant. Horace Toartelotte. whowe pay
and commutation for fuel and quar
ters hardy exceeded $1300 a year, and
that waa all he had In the world to
live on. Rlnxold. or. rather, bia wife,
waa well off. and their daughter cou'd
afford to marry a-xxr man. But the
girls wbo usually marry poor men are
those wbo can't afford the luxury.
Major Rlngold waa decidedly opposed
to the match between hia daughter
and Lieutenant Toartelotte. The coo-
aeqoenr waa that be bated the young
man and waa constantly on the watch
for opportunities to put him tn disgrace.
, Lieutenant Tlsdato of Company B
resembled Toartelotte. and the two
were occasionally mistaken for eacb
ther. One day Toartelotte. for some
reason or other, found It essential to
be absent from the post and applied
for leaT. It wa his turn to be of
ficer of the day. and this application
was denied. He told Tisdale of his
ftMemma. who offered to act in hia
Dlace. But the major refused to per-'
mit the adjutant to make the aubsti
i -Go anyway." said Tisdale. "Old
Rlngold will jnerer knowth dlffer
race between yoa ana me, ana no one
- will report joa.
The very next day Tisdale was
walking across the parade (round, unl-
taw the major coming. Tisdale di
rected In bis coarse; so did the major.
The latter felt for hia nearsighted
glasses, but they were not in their ao l
zostomed place. Tisdale aaw the mo
tion and resotred to play a bold game.
When the major came near him be
saluted and was passing on. but the
- major stopped, stared at him and said:
' "Mr. Tisdale, why are you acting as
officer of the dayT Mr. Tourtelotte
"Why, major." said Tisdale, "what's
ins marine wwa ywu eyesr
"My eyes! My eyes are all right, air.
What do yon meanf
"Yon're mistaken, major. But I'm
ftea mistaken for Tisdale. Better
yea than yours hare failed to recog
nise me for myself."
- "UmphT said the major, not being
M aure whether be was talking to Tis
I dale or Toartelotte, and he 'passed on
j whdoui anotner worn.
ir rvuiiuinuaui was wamug; tram
hia quarters wall Tladale was walk
ing toward him. Tisdale hurried on
and on the porch of the Rlngold fam
ily quarters aaw Florence.
"Miss Rlngold." be said. "Toartelotte
la away without leare, and I'm doing
his turn aa officer of the day. Ie
Just met your father and tried to make
him beliere I was Tourtelotte. Do yon
know where he keepa his glasxes? If
you do get hold of them and don't gire
"Ill bunt for them." said the girl
and, going opstairs. saw the glasses on
her father's dresser. She took them
to her room and locked them in her
Bbe bad scarcely done so when Rln
gold came back and began a bunt for
his glasses. Not fludlnetbom. be called
on erery member of the family to help
him. Miss Florence was assiduous Id
the search, but notwithstanding her
efforts the classes were not found.
"Go tell my orderly to send the offi
cer of the day here." he said to hia
fThe order was giren. and in due time
Tisdale appeared. Florence met blm
at the door and gare him confidence
by telling him that the glasses were
under lock and key. 8he stood chat
ting with blm tn tbe ball before be
entered the mayor's presence, address
ing him as Mr. Tourtelotte.
"Lieutenant." said tbe major. "Tre
lent for you to say that I'll go tbe
grand rounds tonight"
"I'll start st midnight Keep the
natter a secret. Report here at five
minutes of 12 precisely."
The major, who bad really aent for
the officer with a view of discovering
tf be were Tourtelotte. was staring at
lira while giving. bis Instructions.
"The resemblance between you and
tisdale Is remarkable," he said. "Flo,
tome in here."
Florence entered. A quick glance I
passed between her and Tisdale. It
araa an anxious glance.
"Ill bet yon can't tell wbo that Is.
Flo." said ber father.
"Who who JaT
"The officer of the day."
"Whafa the matter with you. father?
la your nearsightedness getting so bad
at yon can't distinguish Mr. Tourte
tter "Oh. I only wished to test my eye
ilgbt It's worrying me a good deal
lately. That'll do, lieutenant. On sec
Mid thoughts I won't go grand rounds
. The major never knew how he bad
been deceived till hia daughter had
tarried Tourtelotte. Then he waa told
low aha had stolen hia glasses and
& man aha loved waa saved from
Inquest In England.
Inquest hare to be held on treasure
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and London Area.
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