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HONOLULU STAK BULLETIN, SATURDAY, .TAX. 4. 1013.
Copyright. by Thomas
HEN Stuart h.id e.itd hMn
helf on a Itixuriuiis lenthei
covrriil chnir 1ri the tifth
wttinx riKim lie nr.d InU
til flifkpriiiv fire with : feeling o!
t range excitement. t(
,IIe con Id hear Birens srlvln; orders
to bl employees about tle removal of
bis millions to the vaults leIow. jt
would take hours to complete the task
-... ' lie old hear the deep vibrant rin;r of
' ,he coL.,aa tne'men duimed it into
' As listened to the eurknn sound
; C"' vie Began dimly to realize that the
foundations of Ms life and character
'. cre being undermined. There could
' be' no v mistake about it. although he
had made tome brave talk to Btvens'
face as he stared at the daring display
of hi tnotiey?. ;
' tie lifted hia eyes from the fire and
they rested on an -exquisite miniature
f Nauwhich had been jwlntcd Just
after herjnarrlage. lie forgot the ten
black years of loneliness and struggle,
lie' was standing before her again In
all the pride and strength of those last
da ja of paasioriite.fbtlSliig and Litter
rebellion, i His Jieart, gave a throb of
tierce protest against the fate tliat, had
fobbed him of the one -thins on earth
lie had ever, really denlred. He tried
in rain to separate ser rrom ine sirug
S gte 6t character, and principle he was
fighting with i Bivens.
'When' Birens . entered be found his
"tall figure bent iow lu the chair and a
: pcowl on his face. The little black eyes
4 uparkled wlttilae certainty of victory. J
Jle knew the poison , was at work and
, us wioe UHa iojuuu iu bouu ' "
" "fow, Jlib, 'down Xoi business! Ton
.- can "see, that I have" the cash. What
vl'l must hate tov do ihe biff ibing I've'
I w drcjjtaed Is a right band .man whom
I cantrust with my mouey". my body
. ' . and my souL'. He muft be & man with
; y brains . and farseelng . eyes.. , A man
' who will nghtto the death and be loyal
v 4 with every breath,, "who VWill? worX
-, day an4 'night," a man of Iron nerve,!
-.; iron muscle ana a beart-or steei. ; ixjme
V In ; with" me,Jiuu for all you're worth.
' with all your brain and will and per
. eonallty.wlthout a , single reservation
i andTU gtre yop n partnership of one
; fourth ' Interest la-my annual Income.
: i and I'll guarantee tliat tt shall neer
7'!.jie less lhau a mUllon a year "
"Stuart lyirang To his feet and stared
. - aV. Birens-. gasping., , i , ;
' Voa mean this are ybti' serious? 1
i expected the ffer.of a generous salary.
4 Cal, hut this Is iiniply stunning."
MI told y&a I'd make" you tf proposi-
, , ' Tlon so big and generous ypu coukint
fX. eta.wayffom lt. But mind yon. IVe
rj ' tbe bjcst.'jreasons for marking it We
'&.'; 4tre'eiiering ihe last "phase of a world
v) "X itrvggle tor $ nanclai supremacy. This
y coBntryv Is, to be the Teal, center of
V; Vnodcru,iower.'. We must become and
.v" :Will ", vlecouie quickly the economic
' Rters of the world. - When that hap
, ens somebody la going to be master
.- , ere.w,;f " " '
Ayrcns rose and paced back and forth
'i moment ,n-,r v. 2.
V J .'t H3otne,body'8 InVttf "be master here
; ' -Jfhir. be repealed, "and i fa not golns
' L XJfro te mob. the stupid. ohnIIng, slob
l V; ;berlng t king : that clutched at yoh
Uiroat that day In front ot my bank."
l-'or wilt Itf be a clumsy sulless cor
. ibrntloh called ' a t nrust.' eit her,' a
; thing that can be ta'dgered and bound
Xd 'i eyefy "hungry, thieving politician
Vwho gets Into office. The coming maS
' Ver of luasters, the king of kings will
Je a "man a 4min on whose imperial
word will haug the fate of empires. 1
met ,tVe king of , America the other
day in, this panic. He sent for me
Yon can bet I answered the call, lie
'made me? eft dirt and swear that 1
., lijied the taste of It But I'll get even
i 'with Mm yetr
Two Urld spots suddenly appeared
on' the swarthy cheeks and he choked
into slleuce for a moment, continuing:
;VThe jworld is waiting for Its real
tuaster-rnot aTriuUi-milllonalre, but te
Cbmhfg billionaire. The king of kings
m Is yet to come. If I had been ready
In this panic with the capital I have
today I conld have niade a billion.
"With the power arid experience 1 now
hare, and one such man as you on
"waom 1 can depend I'd double my
fortuneevery year. That means that
fn ve years I will be a billionaire,
and only forty-two.
A billion dollars will double itself
fn seven years. At forty-two I'd Ik?
worth a billion At forty-nine I'd
inave' two billions. At fifty-eicht I'd
be worth four billions -and just old
"enough to really lecrin to do thius.
Gire me one billion answerable to
niv will alone and I c;in rule this
nation. Cy" ln fonr ,,;1,i,"1! :IIH'
v if'ng or enMeror. iireident r r
'liameut "on this sIoIh.- d.ire t make
fCace" or war without eonsullii.- me,
'ttow long could this republic stand
if stx'h' a jtTtan should s. tit t- . baii.
; ir-s lii.v i-r.nrt-" arid leivl.it i;rt'. :"r!
the f irri'.nt Htle-v I'.n tl.
!; 1 I."! hit Vi-i;!. ll"w 1k li mil i i i -li-s
t. t I, '(i IT
rit ! In- fi- X9"
I f Kuril'' riiw i i : ti lt1'
"iir prei'iit iff
Kii'L' nt V:i!l siii-i'l, -mjT'r be hi
f:ivor r!n-e wriit at 1 r.
i::X cwuld the rejl ruler f the wrld
livens' oie riLrnin s.-ulc into lw.
i.i i' ilia u- vifrs. v hi'i- h blai k
eye ri-jain N-eame tw ii:its of ri i" -e
L'le:!!lill 1 i irl 1 f .
When t he eniei.il iixmietit nine fur
Stuart's uinhiNid to answer, th"
' h i f tirave denunciation d-bnl on
l.iv lij. At the door of this yellow
empire, mishtiej- than kinis in pnrple
rule. liiH eonseienee halted, hesitated
and stannnereil. He found himself.
in spite of honor and character, for
the moment measuring hime!f with
Birens bi the stru??le for supremacy
. . . i .
w hich" would sooner or inter come ie
tween Ihem If he shonld. enter such
"You needn't rush your decision.
Jim. Take your time. Think it over
from every point of view. You're
lound tn necept in the end."
Stuart flushed and his hand trembled.
"It's no use in my quibbling. Cat.
your offer is a stirring one It tempts
me immensely. I feel the call of the
old blood struggle in me. I'm begin
ning to see now that the world's battles
are no longer fought with sword and
"Take your time. Jim." Birens broke
in. rising. "In the meantime 1're got
to see more of yoti. Nan wants It. and
I want It The politicians hare turned
yon down, but the big men who count
are afraid of you and they'll go out
of their way to meet you. Come up to
dinner with us tonight. 1 want you to
makej my home your bme whether you
accept my offer or not"
Stuart t hesitated.
Really. Cal. I oughtn't to go to
night? I'm afrajd I've let you take
too much for granted. I're got to fight
this thing out alone. It's the biggest
thing physically and morally I've ever
been up against I're got to be alone
"Oh.j nonsense, be alone as much as
jru like later. Nan Insisted on my
bringing you tonight and you've got
to come, to save me from trouble if
nothing else. I've an engagement down
town after dinner. You and Nan can
talk- over old times. I promise you
faithfully that not a. 'word of busi
ness shall be spoken."
Stuart felt the foundations of life
lipping beneath "his feet and yet he
couldn't keep" back the answer:
"All right I'll comeV
As Stuart dressed for the dinner that
njgbt he thought "of - Harriet with a
pang. , He ha'd promised her id try to
keep out of denser; r. But could she
know or understand the struggle
through .which? be was passing? He
wondered vaguely why he bad seen so
Utile of her lately, She had become,
more and more absorbed in her music,
and ber manner 'had -grow shy atid
embarrassed. ; Yet 'whenever be had
resented It nnd stepped to. lounge anil
chat and draw .her. out. she was always
her- old sweet self. The doctor, too.
had avoided him of late, arid he notic
ed that his clothes bad begun to look
shabby. ; He iugbt him hurrying from
the house .and laid his band affection
ately Am bis arm. .
"These are rough times, doctor, and
iff you need any help you must let
xThe older man's roice tyemblcd as hp
"Thank you, my boy. that's a rerj
unusual .speech to bear these days It
renews my faith in the world.'
You're not in trpubler ,
The doctor lifted his head gently.
."My troubles are so much lighter
than those of ' the people I know 1
can't think of them. So many of my
friends and patients hare giren up
In this panic. So manyJiare died for
the lack of bread. Fillet ;
If I'm in trouble myself."
He paused and pressed
"I'm glad you asked me.
will shine brighter today.
With a swing of-bls stalwart form
and a generous wave of his band he
When Stuart reached the flrire he
alighted and walked lowly toward the
Bivens palace. He had never been
there lefore. ne had always aroided
the spot He smiled now at the child
ishness of his attitude toward Nan.
The full moon had Just risen and
flooded the drire and park and river
with sllrery mystery. He studied the
'effects of the building with wonder
and admiration. Evidently Birens had
glren his architects a free hand and
they had wrought a poem in 'marble.
So fascinated was Stuart with the
lieauty and perfection of the great
house he walked around the block le
fore entering, viewing it from every
angle. What a stranse thing, this
medieval palace, standing in stately
beauty in the midst of the hideous,
ugly uniformity of the most modern,
unromautic and materialistic city of
the world! What was its meaning?
Had a new master of the world real
Ir been born? Surely his like hail
never leen seen in the history of man
this modern money maniac, this
Mrango creature of iron muscles, al
ways hurrying, daring, scheming, plot
ting, with never a moment's relaxation.
Stuart was shown into the drawing
room by a powdered flunky whose cos
tunic was designed by one of the court
tailors of Europe. While awaiting the
arrival of the mistress of the house he
looked about the room wiih increasing
amazement j He found th" perfection
yf grace, elegance, quiet richness and
lie began to realize for the first time
the triumph of the woman who had
bartered him for g"ld. His eye rested
it i :i
.! it Vin !-:ic by
: I .': . ii; M- 'I n
' of her
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klliOV it i i
a - red
! til it !
the e p.
I :t !ht t . . hc!
ho. I, was .i, el i ir: ; lie l eMieliiPerctl
himse.f and smi'ei!
"What a long, long time. Jim!"
"A thotis.-uid . eafsl thiiik. Nan." Lie
"Nine hundred, to lie evact. sir. but
letter late than never I 'began to
think your stubbornness would post
pone this eall umil the next world
Mr. Bivens was detained downtown on
busiuess. 1 am awfully sorry he's not
here to join in my welcome. But 1
ain disappointed lu you."
"My ranity is hurt. I expected to
find you. after cine years, with deep
Hues of suffering written on your face.
Yoti are better loolTing than erer. The
. . . . 4
rew gray nairs about your tempies are
extremely becoming. Your honors hare
glTenyou a new repose, dignity and re
"Allow me to return the compliment
by claying that" you are even a more
startling disappointment to me, I was
sure that I should find yon .broken
You are far more beautiful than ever
1'be only changes .1 see merely 'add
So your' power the worldly wisdom
p which marriage writes on erery wom
an's face, a new strength, a warmth
and fascination and a conscious joy aty
which I wonder and rage."
"Why wonder and rageTT
She drew him gently to a seat by ber
side, leaned forward and gazed smil
"When I see you tonight in all this
splendor, so insolently happy"
Nan sprang' to her feet, laughing.
"You are delicious tonight Jim, and
I'm so glad you are here. Come into
the art gallery. It will take you days
.to see it: we'll just peep n tonight"
He followed her into a stately room
packed with- masterpieces of art
Stuart gazed a ttptnntln rapture.
'You must spcSad 'daya here, Jim.
Now, honestly, iWith' all 'your high
"What a long time, Jim!"
browed ideals, wouldn't you like to own
"No. Not if 1 had the wealth of
"It's a crime to rob the world of
these masterpieces of genius. They
should be the free inheritance iud in
spiration of all the Children of men."
Nan gazed at Stuart iu vague be
wilderment and then a mischievous
smile crept into the corners of her
"You're trying to throw dilst lu my
eyes, but I can tell you what you are
really thinking. You are really wou
dering why the wicked prosper."
"You are wrong." he replied slow ly.
"Why the wicked prosper has never
worried me in the least. The tirst big
religious idea I ever got hold of was
that this is the In-st possible world t,'od
could have created because it's free
Man nuisf choose, otherwise his deeds
have no meaning. A deed of mine is
good merely be. a use I have the power
to do its opposite if 1. choose. In this
free world, step by step, 1 can rise or
fall through suffering and choosing."
"Oh. Jim." Nan broke iu sotly. "I've
made ymi suffer horribly. You have
the right t- he hanl and bitter."
He looked at .Nan cautiously and be
gan to study her every word and
movement and weigh each accent. Old
she mean what her words and tones
implied ? In a hundred liltle ways
more el'"p:eiit than seech she had
said to him tonight that the old love
f the morning ot life w as still the om
liviug thing. He p-st hvr to liltleilosts
to try the genuineness of her feeling
lie threw oil" his iv-iraint and led her
ha. k to the M-el.es of their youth
W hen d nn.-r ended she w as leaning
pMy ill ) .
close, her eyes misty with tears, and a
faraway look in tltcni that tt. ..t
memories mo-e vivid and alluring
than all the splendors o Iter palace
Stuart drew a breath of ems i.uis tn
iimph. and his figure suddenly gre v
tense with a dprnte resolution. But
only for a moment
He frowned, looked at his watch
and rose abruptly.
"I must go!ig. N.i n." said w th
"Why. Jim." she protected, "it's n
o o'. l.H-k. 1 won't hear ot mk li a
"Yes. I must." he pers'siod "l'v.
an imNrtaut case tomorrow. I must
on sh::!I not go!" Nan cried I've
waiteI nine years for this one e fil
ing's chat with you. Come into the
music room, sit down and brood as
long as you like. I've planned to
charm you with an old accomplish
meiit of mine tonight."
She led him to a rich com-h. pit.d
the pillows high, made hiin snug, drew
a harp near 1he other end and U-gan
to te.r.e its strings.
Stuart g:'zed at the p-iintings in the
i-eiling and iu a moment was fot In
visions of tlte futtire his excited fancy
began to weave.
A roice whispered:
"Oliless you are a coward, grasp the
tower that Is yours by divine right of
nature. Why should you walk while
pygmies ride? Why should yon lag
behind the age in this fierce struggle
for supremacy? The woman who sits
before yon W yours if you only dare
to tear her from the man who holds
her by the fiction of dying customs!"
He felt his heart throb as another
voice within cried:
"Yet why should I. an heir to im
mbrtallty whose will can shape a
world, why should I lire. a beast of
prey with my hand against erery
The answer was the memory of dirty
Suger nails closing. tu his throat while
a mob of howling fools surged over
his body aud cursed him for try ing to
sare them from themselres. Again he
heard a woman's voice as she held his
head close, whisperlug:
"I're something to say to you. Jim!"
t His lips tightened with sudden de
cision. The golden gates of the for
bidden land swung open and bis soul
, is- An Aftermath Confession.
THE .day following Bivens' offer
to Stuart was made memorable
by a sinister event' In Union
square. A mass meeting of
the unemployed had been called to
protest against their wrongs and par
fticularly to denounce the men who bad
idranced the price of bread by creat
ing a corner fn wheat
On his way. down town Stuart read
with- astonlsfttnent that Dr. Woodman
would preside orer this gathering. He
determined td go.. As he married through
the, routine work of his ofllce, glring
his orders fdr the day, he received a
telephone call froi, Nan, asking him
to accompany her to thlsr meeting.
"I don't think you ought to go." be
answered emphatically. "There might
bq a riot." '.
f I'm uot afraid."
''And ' you might hear some very
pntln talk about your husband."
"That's exactly why I wish to go!
I'll send one of my cars "to the office
for you Immediately."
An hour later when Stuart, seated
by Nan's side, reaclfed Union square,
the automobile' was stopped by the po
lice and turned'iuto Seventeenth street.
Every inch of space In the square
seemed blocked by a solid nfass of mo
tionless humanity. Stuart left the car
in STerenteeutb street and succeeded
Anally In forcing a way through the
crowd to a position withiu a hundred
feet of the rude platform that had
been erected for the orators. The
scene about the stand-bristled with po
llcemen. Besides the special .detail of picked
men who mored about the stand, oc
casionally clubbing an fhoffensire man.
a battalion of 300 reserres was drawn
up in serried lines about a hundred
yards to the north on the edge of
fourth arenne. Between these re
serres and the crowd about the stand
an open space was kept clear for their
possible assault in case of auy dis
turbance. ."When the speaking began Stuart
pressed his way as close as possible.
drawing Nan with-him. He was as
tonished at the genuine eloquence and
power with which the first speaker.
evidentlr of anarchistic leanings, de
veloped his theme, a passionate plea
for freedom and the highest derelop
racnt of the individual man. His con
cluding sentences roused his crowd to
a pitch of wild enthusiasm.
"In the old world, from which your
fathers and mothers fled in search of
freedom, men enslaved their fellow
men by Incoming lords, dukes or
kings, murdering or poisoning their way
to a castle or a throne The meth
ods of your modern masters are more
subtle and successful. You vote to
make them your masters, and still
imagine that you are free "
A cheer like th" roar of an angry sea
swept the crowd. Again and again it
rose and fell, inere.vsiug in volume as
its contagious spirit set tire to the rest
less minds of the thousands who had
packed the square, but could not hear
the man who was voicing their faith.
In the deep roar of their cheers there
v.:is no sodden despair. As Stuart
lookod into the faces of the crowd ho
saw no trace of the degeneraer and loss
f elemental manhood w!:i h make'
the sight of a Kuroiean mob loath-
some and h-ipeievs. 'I'lie-e men were j
s"! ' ., ;.)it fri-.Tjon in fh-T j
soeU and :; .od right arms
tt 'hen Ihe l.l-l e. ho s .if (he cheers
had died aw y there was a stir near
:he stand ! . Mv ibe stalwart
figure . f O- Woodnnn suddenly rise,
fie V . d l.is .trr.i over the crowd, de-mat-ding
T! .!.-.!.. r plcnged at once info the
";esvi:r. with which his he:irt was
. i ! m ir . '
'1-cf :. man tell jmi, ivy friends,
that the ;,m! of dur fathers is a myth.
N "". can lnr faith in bd because
ou hac n..t i.tst faith in eternal jus
th e 'i his faith is just oomhig into
i -ii-. io i citen.e in the hearts of
'iill:ni. I'.y this sign we know that a
t-cw age is imrn. 1'oets and artists no
longer gae into heaven. TJicir eyes
are tivml ..u earth Men have ceased
to long for another world, therefore
their Iiojh is iiow for this one. To bring
ji st; e and lieauty to pass on this
earth in wisdom and fearlessness of
death -this is the uew creed of the
".My friends, the workingtnan of to
day lives better than the kings ot the
middle ages. Have patience, my
friends, the workiugnian oT tomorrow
will lie the heir of all the knowledge,
of all the pain and all the glory of the
centuries. We should not be so im
patient, we should not be discouraged.
The progress of the world has really
just begun. And" so I. who watch the
darkness pass and see the eastern sky
begin to glow I cry to you who may
still be below: 'Be of good cheer, the
A feeble cheer rose from the hun
dred or more who knew the doctor
personally. It was the only response
the sullen crowd gare to his burst, of
feeling. They were not In sympathy
with his optimism. The anguish of
the present moment of bread hunger
and cold was too keen.
When the doctor sat down Stuart
saw narriet suddenly lean orer. draw
his big shaggy 'head down and kiss
him. ne hadrf't recognized her before.
The next speaker made his attack on
the corruption and graft of our system
of government with brutal frankness.
He assailed the foundations of the re
public, and at last the principles which
nnderlie cirillzed society Itself. Cn
'doubtedly he was a madman, driven
insane.bf the fierce struggle for bread,
but none the less a dangerous maniac
With scathing, bitter wit he flayed the
corruption of our system of democracy.
The speaker closed his. tlrado wito
a fierce personal attaek on the uitsn
who had made fire millions in a corner
on bread and flaunted his ill gotten
gains in the face .of starring men and
women. . ; ,
Nan's face flashed with sudden rage.
Take me to toy car, Jim. I've an
idea I'm going to execute It at once
"Wouldn't you like, to "meet the doc
tor and his daughter jieforeyoii goi"
Thanks. Ilardiyi-yqu know he Is
on Mr. Birens' black' list.; '
"I'd forgotten that;' ;be answered
regretfully. "I'd like awfully for you
"B of good cheer the day dawns!"
to meet Harriet I'm sure you'd like
Nan smiled. '
"I could see she likes you. I dou't
think she took a fancy to rue. how
ever." "Nonsense, Nan." he said, with an
noyance. "She couldn't have seen you.
I didn't know she was here until she
kissed her father."
'Terhaps my eyes are keener than
The captain of the district brushed
rudely past and sprang nto his au
tomobile. He waved his baud to his
chauffeur. His gesture was mistaken
by a pair of keen, restless eyes for a
command to his reserves to disperse
A pale, shabby young fellow leape'l
past the line of police into the ojH'ii
space and rushed straight for the re
serves. His long, thin arm was lifted
high in the air club hing a black thing
with a lighted fijsc sparkling from its
A murmur rippled through the crow d.
the police sto.nl still and stared, and the
next moment the bomb ep..ded in
the boy's hand, and hi body lay on
the stones a mangled heap of torn
flesh and blood so. iked rags
The jKili.e charged the crowd and
ciublied them without nu'ivi. The
people fled i'n confusion in ecry di
rection, and iu five iniuui'-s the square
Stuart had hurried Nan ! h.-r car
and rushed back to the .-ei:e of the
tragedy. He lvnil.i.v p.-.--ed t!.. lines
of the police, who recognized him as
the district atlornoy.
The doctor reached the -p. if and
narriet was holding the dying boy's
bead In her Up.
Stuart bent over her curiously and
"You were not afraid to rush up here
with your father and take that poor
mangled thing in your arms?"
"Of course not." nhe replied simply.
Tap says he's dyinr -nothing can
be done for him. They're sent for an
The doctor pressed Stuart's arm
and spoke In low toues:
Tre made some big mistakes in
my life. boy. I'm just U'ginning to
see them. I've read a new message
In the flutter of this jr Mlow's
pulse. I'll not U slow to heed it."
When the doctor reached home t h fac,.
of the dying boy haunted him. He te
Ban to fear his struggle with Bivens in
his long drawn and fiercely contested
lawsuit was an act of the same es
sential quality of blind physical vio
lence. He legan to nee that the real
motire hack of his struggle wa hatred '
of the man this little counter jumper
who had destroyed his business. It
was the Irony of such a fate that sank
Its poisoned dagger Into his heart. He
faced the fact at last without flinching.
He nse aud iaced the floor of hi
library for a half hour with measured
tread. He stopped suddenly and
clinched his big fists Instinctively.
"I do hate, him with nndylug.
everlasting hatred. aml I pray God
to give me greater strength to hate
He rose with sudden determination,
ne woitld not surrender. He would
light it out with this little swarthy
scoundrel, win or lose. Ills house waa
mortgaged: the last dollar of hi sav
ings he had spent In helping others.
and the money, set aside to finish
Harriet's course in music had been
lost In the panic. , ffe would fight It
out somehow and win. 'But the one
thing that must not fall was the per
fection of his girl's voice. The court
of appeals would certainly render Its
decision before beV next term's work
would begin.. She could rest during
the summer. It would do her good.
If he could be firm With his tenants
and collect his room rents promptly
from erery one, the Income from his
house was still sufficient to pay the
Interest ou the mortgage and give him
a little to eat. It Would be enough.
Fond -for the soul was more Import
ant. He resolred to ask IStuart to
collect Ids rents. - , i 1
He looked up and narriet stood at
his side. ': " :" ' V- . -.
What hare you been crying about?
he asked anxiously. . .. . ;
"Oh. nothing much was the Idw
nns wer. 'i really don't know per
hap3r the. thing that makes the birds
out there iii the . square chirp s white
the snow ,U still on the ground, the
feellug that spring is coming. t f I
"You're keeping something from me,
dearest" he whispered, slipping his
arm about her waist Tell me.!T ,
. ."You really believe In my roice, don't
you?" she asked slowly. - . j
"Believe In itf Do I beUere, In
Godn . T;: : -::
"Could I go abroiid right Away and
finish my work, there f . '" ,,
. She asked the question with such
painful intensity, the father looked up
with a start.
"Why do you wish to go now, child?
"I've a confession to make, papa,
dear. I'm in love, desperately and
hopelessly." ' ' ' '
A sob caught ber voice, and the
father's arms drew her to his heart
and held" her.
"But why hopelessly, my baby?" he
asked. "Your hair is beaten gold, your
eyes are deep and true, your slender
little form has all the symmetry and
beauty of a sylph. You are young,
radiant, glorious, and your voice the
angels would envy."
"But the man I love doesn't realize
all that yet, papa, dear. Ue Is bound
by the memories of the past to a wom
an he once loved, a. woman who Is
evil at heart and though she betrayed
him for the lust of money is determin
ed to hold blm still her slave. But
she shall, not I'll fight for him! And
you'll help me, papa, won't you?"
The father drew her close.
"Won't I Jnst wait and see! But
you haven't told me his name? I've
beeu very blind, t fear."
"You've never guessed?"
She lifted her face to his In surprise.
"Our Jim Stuart?"
She nodded. Her voice wouldn't
"Oh, I see, I see!" the father mused.
"The first love of a child's heart 'grown
slowly into the great passion of life."
Again the little head nodded.
"You understand now why I wish to
gut away, to finish my work abroad.
I'll lie nearer to him with the ocean
between us. He'll miss me then. 1
feel it. know it.- When I return he will
1k proud of my voice. I shall go mad
if 1 stay here and see him dangling at
that woman's heels. I shall sing when
he hears me as I never sang before,
and I shall say to him then all the un
spoken things I dare not put in speech."
The father kissed the trembling lips
and answered firmly:
"I'll raise the money for you right
a w ay."
And lh?n for half an h nr she lay in
l is arms while h wh;pered beautiful
thoughts of her future. When he sent
her to bed he had kissed the last tear
And now I've gt to surrender,
said to himself.
(Continued next Week)
His wife is a business woman, all
"What makes you say that?"
' She's instnled a time lo k in the
ii.'.ll. ami he has to punch it when h
;res out nights and when he g-et.;
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
STOCKHOLDERS OF THE FIRST
NATIONAL BANK OF HAWAII
AT HONOLULU. r
Notice Is ereby glren that tho an
nual meeting of the stockholders of
the First National Bank of Hawaii at
Honolulu, will be held at its place ot
huslftess at the corner of Fort and
Vttm o . A. . I it. ri . it.
Island of Oahu.and Territory of ila-iwX
wall, . oil Tuesday, the 14th day otl
January, 1913, at 3 p. m. of that day, N: ;
fo the purpose of elcctlux, directors V
for the ensuing : year and for the
transaction of such other business as
may be. brought before tho stdckhold- . -
era ior couEiuerauon. - -t .
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13th, 1912. v v - -J-
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-i .MIS3 H. NEEDIIAM.
5415 Dec' 11, 14v 18, 21. 25, 23, Jan,
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Sealed Tenders will, be recelred by '
the Stfnerlntendent of Public Works '
up until 12 Noon of Wednesday, Jan
uary 8, 1913, for constructing concrete .
pipe culverts iln Makikl. City and
County of Honolulu. . , x
- Plans, .specifications and ; blank
forma for proposal are on file in the "
office of the Superintendent of Public
Works,' Capitol . Building. . ' U '
The Superintendent of Public Work
reserves the right to reject any or all
tenders. . -
. H. K. BISHOP.
Superintendent of Public Works, L
Honolulu, December 26, 1312. . ; ; ;
Sealed Tenders will be'receired by
the Superintendent - of Public Works :
up until 12 noon of Friday January
31st. 1913, for furnishing metal book ;
stacks and accessories for tho office
of the Registrar of Con veyancesi Uo-':
nolulu. ' ' . -. ,' - - - -
f Plans, specifications and , blank
forms for proposal are on flic In tho
ofrtce of the Superintendent of Pub
lic Works, Capitol Building. - -, -The
Sujierintendcnt or Public Works
reserves the right to reject any or. all
H. K. BISHOP.
Superintcndeijt of Public Works.
Honolulu, December 31, 1912.
543M0t. '. " ' : t
At the annual meeting of the Unit-'
d' Chinese Society held In its rooms,
in Honolulu. November 29, 1912. tho
following were elected to serve as of
ficers for the ensuing year:
WONG LKONG President '-
YONG K WONG TAT .. Vice-President
WM. YAP KWA1 FONG
(reelected) English Secretary
('HONG i'AK SL'N.Chiuese SecreUry
U'.M YIP KKK Treasurer
L1-;K TAT YIP Assistant Treasurer
WM. YAP KWAI FONG.
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