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BY ERNEST JARRQLD.
Or ynW, JKri, E.-tioit .AiitcV. Iji
"Mrs. Williams was leaning over the 5u(: she Wiut to a cfMtumer's simp- Hj
wilshtub when the postman came. Hhu the payment of she was Instructed
.ililoil her hands ou hor apron and took hi all the arts necessary to transform
the postal card from his hand. The herself Into a man,
message was brief, but eloquent. It That nljtlit rtio lauRhed for the first
time slnee Hotter had left her. bho
' ' was standing before n mirror In tier
Ijeot J!otlr-l ha,o rnltcd In .c Scwnty. , j , t . 8lt of
firit rrfltnant. I wiTs ashamed to look Jou In tlia , ,
c Utw 1 am.uicli an utter failure. I will boy's. Upon her head was perched (i
fmd jou all mf rm?r. We liave nhwuly started skitieh hat well dtawu down uVer her
tor the lioiK. Coodliy. ISusin IVimums. ovofl j(,e nn,uts iU1,l fiK.u were stain-
The postal card nattered to the floor. l;'i n brown color from a preparation
, Tho.'Unyllsht esctnud to fade luto a which the eos'tumcr had given her.
' . She had cut off her hair close up to
the root'?. She laid tho Iouk, black
treses carefully away in the bureau
ilm er. Parading up and flown before
the mirror a llttlenof her native co-
f 1 " fe
tjuctry awoke, nud she laugbvd softly
as she thought:
"He'll never know tne!"
When she stepped out Upon the sjije
wall; on the following morning, cany
lug a large hand bag, she glanced nerv
ously up and down the nlrcct, expect
ing to bo recognized. 15ut no one paid
her any attention, and In a little while
her fears passed nwny, and she felt se
cure In her disguise.
't EURVIXQ TIER FACE IX HER
TRIED TO PRAY.
gray mist before tho eyes of tho strict
It was tho evening before the assault
on the earthworks at Santiago. Tile
tropical night air was heilvy with mias
matic dew, and tho heavens gleamed
with a mllllou jewel stars. Plodding
wearily along over a narrow Yagon
road, famished with hunger and reel
lug with weakness, was Mrs. Nvilllams,
still wearing her disguise. The terrors
of that night recurred to her aftcr
n.OtDS, snE ward as a nightmare. The ram hail
filled the narrow road with water, In
which she sank up to her knees only to
cn mother. She sat, white lipped and llouniler out Info a sandy loam where
tearless, gazing at the wall, but seeing every step was a tort.'tro. Frightened
nothing. llor llttlo boy Itogor gone to almost Into n fainting condition by
the war to he killed! It was Incredible, enormous land crabs, whose rapid
Why, It seemed only yesterday that ho movements In the grass sounded In
was playing on the floor at her feet, her atVrlghtqd ears like the rattle of
his childish chatter an Inspiration, his musketry, she at last fell In the under
laugh a symphony. Oh, how could he brush utterly exhausted,
leave her! Vaguely, wouderingly, she Then came the daybreak over the
looked at her hands. Those callouses bills, the sun throwing out her lnuco3
on her palms! Those large, ugly of gold as If to guide her faltering foot
knuckles! Tho washtub had left Its steps. New vigor was Infused Into her
Ineffaceable Impression that Itoger fainting heart by the sound of a bugle
might wear creased trousers aud 'pat- over the ridge In front of her. Her
cut leather slices. heart leaped In her bosom as she heard
He was not a bad boy. she mused: the nelidilnc of a horse. At last her
only careless. Indifferent and selllsh search wits over. She would soon bo
through thoughtlessness. lie might in the arms of lief hoy! She was near
iliuvo been different If she had forced the ramp. A faint hurrah, mellowed
'him to learn a trade. lie was her hy,tht distance, reached her ears. This
only sou, tho image of his father. Her was followed by tho boom of nrtlllcry.
sin lay lu loving him with much seal, and tho earth trembled. The sharp
but little knowledge. There on the "zip" of u bullot caused her to look up
mantel stood the bottle of ammonia as a small tree branch fell at her feet,
with which she had cleaned his trou- Still she pressed on until as s;!:o mount
scrs only the day before. Who wouITl ed an elevation the whole panorama of
clean his trousers now? she wonder- war burst upon her sight. In the (Us
ed. And when tho buttons came off tance she could see the roofs of the
his clothes who would sew them on? houses In Santiago. Itrtween were
Shu had noticed for some time past rifle jilts vomiting flame. On her iii;ht
that Itoger was uneasy. The Instincts she heard a cheer, and out of the grass
of manhood were striving within him. there sprang a legion of man. who
He had tried to secure a situation, but ehv.rged up a lone, green slope,
had failed for want of an education In "What regiment Is that?" she asked,
a speclflc line. Then ho had become passing forwaul. of a soldier who lay
moody and despondent. She had do- In the grass with a broLvn Irs
tectcd the odor of alcohol on his breath "The Seventy-first." lie replied,
and had reproved him gently, she "They're charging Sau Juan. You
thought. Perhaps she had been un- fool, lie down! l!o you want a hole
(kind. She had not meant to be. God, through your head'.-"'
the all merciful, only knew tho sacrl- She did not wait to hear the warn
flees she had made for her boy's com- lu.i. but ran toward the tlojx. Her on
fort. A tear ran down her face Into ly fear was that she inlrrht he too late
Ijer mouth. It tasted bitter like aloes, to save her hoy. She did not know
She slid erect, like a bag of meal, to how she could serve him even If In all
-the floor. I.urylng her face In her tl at ruck she could find hint. Still for
hands. she tried to pray. Hrokcnly, ward she went. Kow she was amwg
incoherently, but aglow with the sane- the (.o'.dlers charging up the slope. She
vtlty of maternal love, her prayer flew felt none of the thrill of battle which
ctipward full of sighs and heavy with in p!rcd her comrades: hut. eager eyed.
Tthe weight of her despair. The fire expectant, she watched for the one face
-went out. The water lu the washtub
srew cold. It was 0 o'clock In tho
anorning when she knelt to pray.
When she arose, wan eyed and trem
bling, night had come.
For a month the newsboys spoke of
."Mrs. Williams as "great graft." Sl)o
! bought all tho papers they brought
her. I.ate Into the night she sat up
crcadlng every Hue relatlug to the war.
' Kach Hue about the Seventy-first regi
ment she read over and over again.
'Twice she received cheery letters from
Hoger. the last one containing a money
order for his first mouth's pay. Ho
. apologized for keeping $!! and went
'Into a pitiful .explanation of the things
ho had bought with the money, the ae
count Including needles and thread
-with which lo sew on his buttons. It
was the first money he had ever earn--od,
aud his mother kuew the supremo
isatlsfnctlon which it afforded him to
scud It to her. She did not send It
back, being awaie that Its return
"would pain him.
It was not until the regiment left
'T.nnpa for Santiago that the idea of hope and
joiiimg tier Doy in (juua came to tier, around her
But wheu the Idea had found a lodg
ment lu her brain It never left her.
Pay. nud night sho brooded over It.
nee her hones were raised high by
jrthe thoeght that she might become u jihn over upon his back. There Was a
i!iou i.toss nurse, oiuy 10 ue crusneii crimson spot upon Ilia snirt trout, hue
ywheu she learned that experienced ripped open the shirt and found n
J nurses only were accepted. For sev bullet hole In his right breast. Sho
joral days she was depressed. Then It Wh strangely calm. Taking hs sun-
orcurred to her that she might (lis- y head hi her hip. unmindful of tho
ulse herself as a man and attain i-,in 0f lead all about her, sho whls-
1 some menial employment on one of the pered;
VassAls which would enable her to "Itoger. my hoy. open your eyes! lt'n
'reach her Hon. Early the nest morn- jour mother! non't you know me?"
But the shock of tho bullet, the teat
nhd excitement had wade, Itoger par
tially unconscious. Ile'iuoa'ued feebly
The heat was frightful. It beat down
upon the battlefield lke the stroke of
a flail upon a bant floor.' Mrs. Wil
liams looked around helplessly. Seeing
!i atieeo? hi tiight, she took her boy 1n
her strong anus and partly dragged,
partly cut t ied, hhii down the long hill,
tho target for it hundred bultols. tiy a
miracle she escaped Injury." The stir-
irenrt o!.i;uilied Itoger's wound as he
av In the Improvised hospital, but
!-li;n!; his head wheii Mrs. Williams
looked at libit ltl(1illf!tl;tly. The bullet
liritt traversed the lung, he said, nud he
c-iuld hold out no hope. Meauwhllo
Itoger wan delirious, lie babbled In
his uneouscloiir.neKS abont childish
things and sang snttlclies of song abont
how mother kissed him hi his dreams.
Tlrtm t'ortowed 2l hours of feVrf. dm'
lhg which his mother novel- left his
Klde. There was no luxury procurable
wl lcli Mrs. Williams did not get for
her hoy, hut he cottl 1 not eat. nut to
the surprise of the surgeons. Itoger be
gan to get stronger, nud on the fotnth
day he opened his eyes' n sane man.
Ill's mother had preserved her dlsgulrfo
all through this trying season. Reason
had returned to Itoger In the afternoon
of an Insufferably hot day. Ills moth
er, eihausted by her long vigil, had
fallen nsleep sitting on n stool by the
aide of his cot. Her head was burled
In the coarse pillow so that Ue could
not see her face, hut the back of nor
valstcoat was exposed, showing a pe
culiar patch which he remembered to
have seen before. Then he fell asleep.
and when he nwoke It was night. In
the gloom of the tent he noticed the
form of a man sitting by his bedside,
"Old chap." ho murmured, "arc you
one of the nurses?"
"Yes." was the husky reply.
"Ah." said Itoger. peering through
the gloom of the tent, "it seems to mo
I have heard your voice before. But
never mind: I want you to do me
favor. I may never get away from
here alive. If I 'should die, I wish you
EY A MIllACr.K StIK KSCA1T.D INJURY.
wmld write to Mrs. Itoger Williams.
2I'' llivlngton street. New York. 1
was never of much use to her. and I
rau away from her lo come here. Ureal:
the news to her gently because she was
very fond of me."
Here n tear fell on his hand. Itoger
thought there was a leak lu the roof,
"Tell her 1 wanted to be a man
among men. and"
A hospital attendant came In'o the
ent with u luutern in hN hand. Ita
rays fell across the face bending above
the cot. Wog.'r. glancing upward, saw
a ps'.lld face, worn and wasted with
uUlit vigils, from which the copious
tea r. of toy had washed the costumer's
co!or!iii:. He felt the lender caress of
familiar calloiiM-d lingers In hi') lousled
brown curls and heard the gently pro
testing v-j'.ce ot his mother say:
"Hush. hush, my child! . The surgeon
says you are out of danger."
When Hovrer fell asleep half an hour
lalir. i. is lashes v. ere wet with- the
tears of a Joyous reunion, while there
rcMc.l upon his mother's face that look
of lin'.n'.te serenity whlcli, only those
who have come up out of,deep tribula
tion can ever wear.
Two weeks on Hie bench confined,
Judito Mnlono has found It liardj
Worn In liod.v and In mind,
Naturally lil temper's Jarred.
Sen lec troublesome tbo law's Is,
11c m tlrtd from many causes.
Ho'ius drought up for etcry crime,
lie had had a trjln time.
Ami ft was In plalntltc tune.
As he rubbed his aihlns boms,
"Where," he cried, "Is found rtllUt"
Oft his sentences wire bllcf.
"tlere I'm worn down to a latlij
I.Hlber, massage Jut the thing!
(Ju-ss I'll take a TdrkMi hath,
See If food results 'twtl! hrlmr."
Kotblns ilte could (rrws Ids lsiort
lieii he'd once made his deeldoiij
go the TulVlsIl baths he sought,
H'Cie to inellliut mood "fhs broujht.
He bad stimli the toitld r'otiel
Up and up the lneieury wentj
Such bent be had neter known,
Eien In on argument;
In a stew was JikIro Malone.
At last he found himself laid out
Above u Rravei.tun! 'ttejd of under,
tltwin a marble slab, without
A stltili ot clothes on, but a clouts
And waiting tor what nest, In wonder.
Tor this to blm was a new path.
Ills (list time In a Turkish bath,
0cr Mm stood, Willi rtleamlns eyes,
A r.i.int In' the same disguise;
Or so It seemed, In steamy mist,
And from the bigness of Ids fist
In corruialcd spheroid Inched,
lie w-as'the'one they .Vnber" dubbed;
lie was the rubber, and he mbbed
And roughly pummoled, slapped and pun'.bed,
Till pains went shooting through each bone
Anil muscle cf poor Jiidtfe .Malone.
Such pounding is fof some lou?b meat meant
To make It tender; of such treatment,
When l begins to wrack and hurt ou,
Endurance ceases to be lrtue;
And so he octed on the notion.
And loudly he denied the motion.
jlp shohtcd; "Stop! I'm black and bluet"
"Sot" ialu Ihe rubber, arms askew,
"Xcr jou mind; I'm fliln )o.
Sure I'm Ihe one knows how to work
A Turkish bath, for I'm the Turkl"
And here he gave another Jati,
Ills victim squirming on the slab.
Then in the judge's ejes suspicion
Turned to n gleam ot recognition.
lie murmured, as he looked 1dm o'er,
"Haven't 1 seen jour face before?"
Sneered hts tormentor, with a grin;
"I plaj'S tho rubber, and I win;
It's luck fer me I'm In this biz.
And so you thinks you twigs my phlst
l'erlups ag'ln yer bon'll plaze
To sin me up fcr ninety days
Ver just priieflghtln. You ould fool,
To buck against young "Kid" .McCooll"
(Here came a welt.) I'll show jou furdcr!"
The Judge shrieked loudly: "Htlp, help! Mur
And help came quickly and, half dead,
Removed blm from bis marble bed.
llalone Is now a Judge Judicious
Though some say he Is but capricious.
He deems all men's designs are vicious;
A Turkish bath he holds pernicious;
He tears the restaurant's bill of fare,
Tbo dentist's hug he will not dare;
lie won't sit in a bather's chair,
Hut shaves himself, cuts his own hair.
One drop of poison in life's tui
lie fears each man that he's sent up.
And, suffering thus from ncrte prostration,
He mJy send In his resignation
And be resigned, his glory flown.
To be Just plain cvJudge Malone.
Ceorge Utrdwje In Iloston Globe.
Art In I.oiiK.
Artman Crayon portraits nro abom
inable. I'd rather be done In oil.
Spcckman Well. I wouldn't. I was
done In oil once.
Artman Ah. but perhaps the one
who did It was not a real artist.
Rneckniau Oh. he was an artist In
his line, all right. Ho was
broker. Philadelphia Press.
fpj,r, MiUvmtlrorv Pnlnnl, Prmc.f nro Proof. Tiros. Solo Airoticy.
ami only pk?.o whero thu gmmuiteo on thos&tjlrescitp bo filled istiL:
pre aMey's Honolulu Cyslepy? iLta.
k5,,W v it nun lulu
MSI in. 'Cvr.lepv
f i '
JFor tfa Vlorg-cin c& UUrijsjint Tiros.
Oilfer to the trade unusual facilities in f&Cj
GroceHes, Flour, Feedstufts,
Boots and Shoes, Notions,
CoHHIpw. F-c. Etc.. .Btcj
SOLE AGENTS for the '
PORTLAND FLOURING yULL-S snd
SPERRY FLOUR Co.
Havinii larjie contfact with these Mills, we car. supply
ent brandu at bpecinl vates.
II. HACKPELD & Co., Ltd.
a crafty ITaWJ
No Xcert to Tell Ufi. &
"Yes. I found the editor lu."
"How did lie strike you?"
"lie did It so (juleUly 1 don't know."
HONOLULU, He !,
"You're nn nulinnl." stammered the
petulant htisl.and lifter his wife had
a 1.1.... i.t.
tlUllllt'tl uu inn lui-f. 1 ri
"Von Avtvtelt!" she hissed. "What; 111
klml of an tinlmalV" .
"A little deer." he replied, and storm
gave way to sunshine. Vonkera Herald.
AuraR of m:it NATivEcoquETny awoke.
lu wlileh lay for her the sum ot human
happiness. Men fell all
She heut over to look at
their faces aud passed on. At last
she found him near the crest of the hill
lylUL' on Ills face lu the jirass. She did
not recognize him tuitll.she had turned
A Tr.il Corn Story.
A Pennsylvania man travellu
through Kansas recently heard a great
many tall coin stories and thought he
would tell some of them In it letter
home. This was how he did It;
"Most of the streets are paved, the
grains of corn helng used for cobhle
stones. while the cobs are hollowed
out and tiHe.l for sewer pipe. The husk
when taken off whole and stood ou
end makes a nice teut for the children
to play in. It sounds queer to hear the
feetlmnn tell the driver to take adozen
pralns of horse feed over to Jackson's
livery stable. If It were not for soft,
deep "otl here. I don't see how they
ever eoi)!d harvest the corn, as the
stalks would grow up In the air as high
as a chinch steeple. However, when
the ears get too heavy their weight
presses the stalk down lu the ground
ou an average of f2 feet. This, brings
the ear near eunuch to the ground to
bo ehopiird off with an ax."
L'nu! Eliuu'n llilIoo;iy.
"When you see a man aetlu mighty
haughty au overbearln." said tjuele
Elien. "you kin irfko comfort, lie's
giner'ly tryin to make up foil de'iiiouut
of bowiu au'scrapin. he haster do his
fee'f, souiewhah." Washington Star.
I.ettliur III111 Doivu. ,
Comedian They laughed very heart
ily at my jokes tonight.
Critic Ah. yes. Any old humor
passes for good humor If the audience
happens to be In good hulnor for laugh
ing. Philadelphia Press.
ie Bank of Hawaii
l.i-ix nroirlllit Shuvti-r.
"It Is a pity that religious scruples
should be 'alhiwe.t to lnterfT,o with
business." yald a New York theatrical
manager. "Put they still do a little.
The theater was only two-thirds full
Wednesday night. However. It might
be worse. Look at It now. Every
M't full. You wouldn't know It was
Lent at nil. would you? The fact is
there are only two days In Lent now
anyway Ash Wi diie-'ilay and Cloud
Friday. There used to be -10. mid now
there are two, Oh. It's Improving!
After awhile It won't make any differ
I'rfffiTfil (lit Iliilliliitt lituil
"I think I'll have to go to the
gain sale this morning."
"One of those 'swell pocket books.'
Mine Is always Uat." Cleveland PJaln
No l'e Kor Clmlrs.
.lims Hello. Illnks! Come In; have a
lilnks-No. thanks. Hut I'll take S10
If voti have It about jvou. Philadelphia
Tneomornted Under the Laws
the ReiH'.l)lie of Hawaii,-
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS:
Chas. M. Coolco President
P. Cvftmes: : . . Vlce-J?i'enldont
C. H. Cooke .Cashier
F. C. AthoiHo'.i. . . . Aswstant Cashier
Direetoi'.s Ilenvy WiU6rhouse,
Tom Altiy, F. AV. Maefai-lane, ' E. D.
Tonny, J.' A. McCtiiullesa;
Solicits tho A counts of Finns, Gov-
portitiona, Trusts, . Indlviduitls, and
will promptly tuvl carefully attend to
nil business connected 'with banking
entrusted to it. Sell and Purchase
FnrMirii Exclia'.i"P. Jssuo Leltert ot
- o '
Ordinary and Term Deposits re
ceived and Interest .ullowc'd hi ac
cordance tvith rules arid conditions
neinled in nass hooks, eoines of
which may bo had on application.
Judd Building, Fort St., Honolulu
"Personal appearand' Is a helpful
factor In business success."
"Yes. and busluess success Is a help
ful factor lu personal appearau'ee."
Inrtune'H Smile. .
"Pa, what Is 'Fortune's smile?'"
"It's the thing to which people gen
crall.v give the credit for some othef
fellow's hard worts." Chicago Tliiies
T7"M T...' .'-I
of pep iiiiiii 1
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Port Strfxat. Honolulu
STERLING and IYER JOHNSON
DEALERS If! Ailldnifoi'sitortlnSGoodo
All l;iud of Repairs by Export
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Main ot'ieo and ptirmanent addrefil
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Fot' ile by nil
Lending Stoess and Dpugist
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