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A THINKING PARI
' BY HOWARD FIELDING,
ap)irioht, tsia, in a ir. ;r;,-o.
1 '.m.iUK.w ii.m.iuuL- 1111: iiieiuir
k no lines, but inert'
uspir.ry who spe
ly .'t;iKV.:-i upon the stage, plays il
"tbltiltln-.:" put. funnily he I seen
only n few ii:!:ie.te?. nril In' himself lie
holds ilttle of the i-: I'on-.iniK-e, a
(VnKtr.cat of i seen-., the backs of the
prlCvlpnlA r. they declaim to the autll
kjw, action without meaning to him.
nintc lie knows not the context, lie
could not ti'il the story of the drama of
ry apparatus. Ills lelt car was as good
a3 any man's, lint the l ight one was a
bit thill. When the people on the stage
lowered their voices, .Mr. Tlukliaiu nat
urally turnetl his good ear toward
This movement was misinterpreted
by the lady behind hhn, who was deei
ly Interested in her own afTalrs and not
nt all In those of John Storm and tile
ry Quayle. She saw that Mr. TlnUham
finch bolus the fact
n you M;
not IV. nt y
vlild) he is so small yet an essential of ,'li;iu.,n(r loUoi and she supposed
that thenar turned toward herself was
let mo Introduce ti1L, 0n,. tltitt was doing the work. On
Wallace It. Tluklinm. Do ihc contrary, the gentleman from Hut
that Mr. Tlnl:l:ntn Is con- ledge hal really placed himself In the
least favorable attitude for listening to
"Never mind htm," said the young
man with the gray hair. "lie doesn't
know who we are."
"Well." said she, "what were you go
ing to say 7"
"Only this." he replied: "It seems
iKtted Willi the theatrical profession,
lie keeps .-: store In Kutledge. Vt.. the
best store In the place, quite, good
pnouh. In fact, for a city.
A few years ago. when human exist
ence was tint so strenuous. Mr. fink
ham would have been called an ordina
ry ma:i. His life moves eveuly along, providential that your aunt is going to
ana 110 is nappy m a quiet way. proiui. Kmope Just at this time.
too, of ills commercial reputation and "I'rovlrieutlnl Is rather a queer word
fit his wile and children and well or- for it. Don't you think so?" said she
llered home. "Oh, you take this matter altogether
Mr. Tlukham hail been in New ori: too serious! v!" lie declared. "The fact
for a couple of days buying stock for is tliis: I must go abroad. You and I
J1.3 store. Ills business done, with the
exception of one small matter which
uiust be uimplotod 011 the morrow, he
.found himself with an evening on his
hands, and hi' decided to go to a thea
ter. All the plays mentioned In a list of
(amusements hi an afternoon papur
were equally unknown to him. so lie se
lected "The Christian" for the sake cf
Its name. lie was fortunate enough to
secure a good seat 011 the center aisle,
find there he bestowed his ample form
much earlier than was uecessary and
fiwaited with serene patience the rising
of the curtain.
At last the orchestra began to play,
mid Mr. Tlnkham. whosp mind had
been In Kutk'dge. Vt.. became suddenly
conscious that his body was In New
York. lie experienced an almost boy
ish sensat!.)!i of pleasure: It was so sel
dom that he went to the theater. lie
wished that his wife and children were
there, especially his daughter, who al
ways enjoyed everything so much.
'Then the play opened, and Mr. Tlnk
ham was transported to the Isle of
About this time two persons were
ushered to seats behind Mr. Tlukhani.
II ill I
TllE STIIUGGIK WITH TI1E COLLAIl 11UTT0X.
are very good friends. It would please
hut he was so Intent upon the drama me more thau auyttiing else 111 tnc
that he was unconscious of their ar- world If you could go across at the
rival, They were a man and a woman, same time n;ul bo sonicwheio uear me
obviously New Yorkers both. The man on the other side."
was tall, dark and nervous-so nerv- "On the contrary." said she. "the fact
ous. in fact, that the quality is rightly Is this: My husband Is much absorbed
Included In a description of his person- In business and Is beginning to grow
al appearance. Ills face was not hand- old. He enjoys my society. He would
some, but It bore the stamp of tierce do anything In the world to please me.
carnestuess. which lent a fascination to l"t the life he likes to lead Is rather
Its Irregular lines. He had n habit of dull for me. Therefore I am tempted
holding his head eagerly forward, as If to go abroad: to run about on the con
he were restrained only by a cord fas- tlnent having n good time and doubt
toned to the bach of his eolhir-the at- less enjoying a great deal of your atnla
tltmh. of :i hound held In leash. His hie companionship. Viewed In one way.
hair had turned gray In an irregular the plan Is entirely Inuoeeot: viewed
fashion that came near being a dlsilg- In another. It is seltlsh and wicked, for
uremeiit: It was so palpably the result it Is desertion of a man who has given
of hastv living. e llls name, his wealth, his heart and
The woman" was young and of very everything that a man can give a wo
attractive, high bred appearance, mar- man."
red onlv by a restlessness nut like ami Then the youug mnn with the gray
vet akin to that or her companion. Her hair turned about In his chair until he
dress was not especially conspicuous, raced, his companion. He put his elbow
but the value of all that she wore. In- ou the chair back and shielded his face
oludlng her Jewels, was about equal to with his baud so that no one behind
the expense of Mr. Tlukham's house- him could read the motion of his lips or
hold for seven years, and he lived well, the expression of Ids countenance, and
"We were mad to come here." said he began to prove that black was white
the woman. "Some one we know Is and that darkness was daylight. There
certain to see us." was a fascluatlon In his subtle elo-
"A little additional go-ip about us quence and In the Intensity of Ills ear
won't make any difference." said the nestness. As he spoke the woman
seemeii to see mat seiusnncss was a
virtue and the ordinary self sacrifice
which makes life possible a foil' and a
superstition. Why shouldn't she run
away and play like a child? It was her
husband who was seltlsh if he wished
to deny her the pleasure.
Mr. Tlnkham heard not a word of nil
this. The play absorbed him. He twist
ed about In his seat like a boy at the
circus and finally succeeded lu dislodg
ing the stud which held his collar at
the back. The band of linen crept up
In the usual way until It tickled the
back of his head, while his tie got un
der the collar lu a most annoying fash
Ion. He experienced, besides, the usu
al embarrassment, arid presently hi
big, fat hands wore trying to repair
The lady saw this out of the corner 1
of her eyo. nud her attention was dis
tracted. It Is Impossible to watch a
human creature struggling with a re- ,
frnctory collar button and not take In
terest lu the game. One may take sides
with the man or with the collar button,
but one cannot be Indifferent.
rwo r-r.r.foss wnun csnKtwn to skats i;r- The young man did not notice Mr.
iii.nij mis. tlnkham. Tl ikhnm's struggles, but he observed
man. not without a certain accent of the division of his companion's ntteii
xatlsfnellon. tlon. It Is extremely disquieting to ad- (
Ills couqiatilon did not share this dress the half of a person's mind, espi- ,
view. dally when one docs not know what
Nothing that 1 have done, unless It the other half Is doing,
may be this." said s.lie somewhat cold- "Listen to me," said he. "What earth
y. "has given cause for gossip." ly reason is there why you should not
"Von are vcrv clever." he replied, take this little vacation? You are tired
-aud that mnises me wonder all the of New York. You are not happy nt
wore why you should hesitate"- 1'ome. New scenes, new faces, will do
Hush!" she whispered. "That man you good."
4u front of us Is listening." excellent friend." said she. "you
It happened that Mr. Tlnkham snf- n'l 1 k"ov' that this sort of
Vored -from n inequality lu ids audi - tMnr ' the IicsIuiiIiip of rrvM. Th
coincidence or our departure will bo
noled and commented upon."
"Then 1 will take another sleantcr.
"In that raw why go at all," said
sho-"t'.':'t Is. funn your paint of view.'
I shall uot nee much of you abroaih
You will go to Vienna, where your
mother Is III. and surely 1 will nut fol
Whetever you are," said he, "there
I will be."
You have put your linger upon the
dlt'.lculty." she answered. 'I do not
trvst In Hm' illKcretloii of your friend
ship. 1 hardly believe that you wl.-di to
be illset-It seems sometimes' as It
you ili'l-henltely planned to have our
names unpleasantly associated."
Here was n dangerous place, aud
the young man knew It. Dealing with
woman whioe most notable charac
teristic was her ama.lug frankness. It
was Imperatively ureessary , to avoid
the silsVlciou of double dealing. He
threw his whole soul Into the argu
ment, and she felt Ills power as never
lint Just at thai moment the affairs
of Mr. Ttnkhaiu also reached a crisis.
Ills struggle with the collar button
wii on 1 lie very verge of success when
brutal fixture stepped In and crushed
all hope. The button, slipped from his
lingers, It wriggled Itsell out ot the
buttonhole, and lu a moment It was
sliding coldly down Ills spine. Fran
tically he strove 1o reach It. Korn few
desperate seconds his lingers touched
the elusive hit of nielnl and turned It
about lllie'n wheel. Then It went one
de.'.M-cv lo ver aud was lost forever.
The lady saw ail tills and for n mo
ment forgot that there was any such
place as Kurope or anything to lie do
elded 111 the world except the fate of
Mr. Tlnkhutn's collar button. She was
blessed with a lively sense of the ri
dleulous. and hat even the hypnotic
power of her companion could wholly
overpower her desire to laugh.
The young man saw this aud fancied
himself ridiculous In her eyes. That Is
the one thing npalnst which such a
man's nature Is not armed. 'The, mirth.
In her glance parried his eloquence and'
made all bis weapons powerless. When
she laughed, he felt himself .beaten. -and
he lost his temper.
Then she saw him for 11 moment as
be really was. A rough word In ihe
midst, of all this smooth persuasion
was a message straight from bis ruth
less heart, and his anger at her that
she made game of him. as he thought,
showed her how lie valued her.
It all passed in a moment. She gave
no sign or perceiving that anything of
cousequeiK-e had huppoued In the little
drama they were playing. With an al
most Imperceptible gesUire she drew
her companion's attention to Mr. Tlnk
ham. the supernumerary, where he sat
playing his thinking role and quite un
conscious of Ids value lu the scene.
Tile young man with the gray hair
saw that he had made a mistake, and
he hastened to repair It, hilt such litis
takes are seldom repaired at all. The
ae'.lon of life dramas hangs upon them.
ror In real existence, as upon the stage,
the lmxrtaut thing in the play Is the
revelation or character.
Therm-lain fell, shutting off the view
or the old Manx castle, and then It rose,
revealing quite n tlltfeieut scene. The
lady declared that she must watch the
second net. ami sometimes she did so.
and again she watched Mr. Tlnkham.
with a dim appreciation or the service
he Ii 114I rendered hen
it was Impossible after that for the
young mini to resume his argument in
favor or a Ihuopean tour without re
minding the lady of the way Mr. Tlnk
ham had struggled with his collar hut
ton, and who could be serious with
such a thought? Moreover. Mr. Tlnk
ham did nut cease to be annoyed by
the collar that would not stay down.
At one time he tried to rasteti It with
a pin. and bloodshed followed, to the
tally's great amusement.
The play was nearly done before she
would consent to be serious, aud riieii
iaiey's Hdnoltdn Cyclery
Schooner HiilcindHglit is in Kc-
kau with a load of coal for the
Pioneer Mill Co. Lalmiim. She, will
uot take suynr 011 her way up.
The Tivlulali towed n couple of
vessels to sou this week- und thus
demonstrated her ability to perform
the service in cures where Ihe shipi-j
small or empty; but of cause, the
could not undertake to tow u laden
However, what she has accom
plished, has made it more than plain
what an immense advantage tv largor
steamer would bo to Kahului Harbor
and the coming of such a steamer
has been hastened by the perfor
mances of the little wonder.
The Steamship Sierra, the first of
the new Oceanic boats, will not leave
San Francisco on the regulur run to
Sydney until Nov. '21. This delay has
been caused by the, excessive heat in
the Cramps shipyard that has affect
ed the plates tomporurily. Capt.
Houdlctte will bring out the Sierra,
it having been decided to have Cupt.
f veywoo I remain in the East till nil
the steamers are completed. John D.
Sprcckcls and party tiro booked for
the first trip of the Sierra. This
parly will include a large number of
San Francisco society people.
Capt. Billy Weir rf the Claudinc
met with a serious accident on Tues
day afternoon as he was superinten
ding the loading 01 u railroad ear
onto his vessel. The day before one
had been put on and it was a ticklish
job hannling the piece, as it was very
bulkj' and heavy. Ho was directing
the handling of the second ear,
which is to be used on the itilo rail
way, and he was jammed by the
heavy ear against the side of the
Claudinc, uis arm was broken and it
is thought that he is injured internal-
The tides at Kahului and Hilo occur
about an hour earlier than at Hono
lulu. Vessels !n Poit--Ka!iului
Sept. -1 Sell. Lurline. Shaube, 13
days from S. l- Gen Mer.
" 5 Sell. Eva, Ramselius,
' U Sir. Ivilaueu Hou Honolulu
Am. sp. Yosemite. C. O. Anderson,
7-1 days from Newcastle with
coal, Aug. 3.
days from Ladysmith, 13. C.
Br. bk. Antiope, G. V. Murray, 20
days from Ladysmith,. B. C.
Am. seh. Eurka, Suhou, IS days
from Aberdeen, Grays Harbor
Am. sell. S. T. Alexander, M. A.
lpsen, II) days from San Fran
cisvo with general merchandise,
Am. hch.G. W. Wutson,U. Petersen,
10" days from San Frane'seo;
with general merchandise,
from S. F.
" -li Seh. Emma Claudinc, Mik
kelson, 1!) days from Eureka,
Am. sp. Waehusett, Capt. Lambeth
now 117 days from Newcastle
Am. sp. Henry Failing 133 days
from N. York. Kails.
Am. sp. S D. Carleton from De
parture Bay Coal.
Tho Milwaukee Patent Puncture Proof Tiros. Solo Agency
and only place where the guarantee, on those tires can be lilled is at:
0 alley's oonolulsi Cycle
ILPailey's Hilo Cyclery
For the Vlorgan fe lArigft Hack Tires,
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-1 - i
Boots and Shos, Notions,
Saddlery, Etc., Etc
SOLE AGENTS for the
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Having large contract with these JVIHIk, we can supply the differ-'
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packed in handsome boxes
HR HID NOT ROTICK HEIt.
Bin would niiTfly Rlinlce her Itpfld nnd
fay: "N. t;i: This Is all folly, 1 Kliall
j remain In Nimv Yoi!:, ivIihv 1 Iti'lnnji."
nvHcmiy tin' (-1111:1111 it-it tor 111c insi
time. The ntiillem-e crowded the alMert
and slowly inovcil nut. The youtiK man
was cm-slti): li Ik folly hi not InslHtlti'
niinu xolnj; 10 Home other theater when
he had learned that all the boxes In
this tuie were enwif-'ed. Hut the ladyV
mlinl wai iH-et:iIed with a desire to net
a (food liiol: nt Mr. Tliikhnin' face.
She imtiHttl a moment In the foyer for
that pui-poxf. The xentleiimn from Hut
led;,'e. Vl.. piisKetl niti; eloiie to her.
hut did not notice her. He would have
been Interested to observe that, despite
the difference In iw and breeding nnd.
above nil. In tb-ess. she loo!:ed a little
lllie his eldest ilaiiliter. This Is unim
portant, however, as he did not ob
He was occupied with the confusion,
the unfamiliar noises from the street,
the painful kV-h-c of lights.
"I don't belotig here." ho was s-nylng
to hlmstlf. "Thank heaven, I'll be home
You'll find them e1SOil Slflltll
.9. MAY k C0? Comoanv
Honolulu Postoffice Time Tabic.
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Sept. 1 Aornugt, Vietoriu
o Hongkong Maru, S. F.
" 7 Nippon .Maru, Yokohama,
" 12 Sierra, San Franelsco
" lil China, San Francisco
' 14 Moana, Colonies
" lli Rio De Janeiro, Yokohama
" '22 Doric, San Francisco
' 22 Coptic, Yokoliann.
" 21! Australia San Francisco
J ! Miowera, Colonies
" 29 Nippon Maru, S. F.
,; 20 Wurrimoo, Victoria
Sp 1 Aoruntfi, Colonies
" 4 Australia, San Francisco
" f Hongkong Maru, Yokohama
" 7 Nippon Mcru, San Francisco
" 12 Sierra, Colonies
" 13 China, Yokohama
" 14 Motum, Sen Francisco
" 15 Rio De Janeiro, S. F.
" 22 Doric, Yokohama
" 22 Coptic, San Francisco
" 20 Miowera, Victoria
" 2(t Nippon Maru. Yokohama.
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