Miscellany: Californians

In Manhattan, one hot evening last week, Joe Charlton, 31, and his wife Claire, of San Marcos, Calif., boarded the Comet, night boat to Providence, R. I. Going through Hell Gate Channel in the East River, the purser told them there were no more staterooms. Mr. Charlton demanded the captain turn back. Captain Pendelton demurred. Mr. Charlton took off his hat. coat and shoes. "Come on, Claire," he shouted, jumped overboard, struck out for shore through treacherous currents where many a man has drowned. Impressed, Captain Pendelton ordered the Comet pulled up at North Brother Island, let Mrs. Charlton off, telephoned...

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