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THE MAUI NEW
SATURDAY, JULY !, 1905
CHARLES CLARK MUNN
Copyright, 1000, by Lee A Shepsrd
Chapters t and II Uncle Terry is the
keeper of the Cape light on Soiithport
island. He has an adopted daughter
Telly (Etelka.V irrown ,to womanhood
who was rescued when a babe from the
wreck of the Norwegian ship Peterson
m STRANGER vlsitlnif Snndeate
I y I In the Green mountains, on a
CTSSn summer afternoon would In
w ' irl -1 evltably conclude tho town
was asleep. Often not a person would
be visible the entire length of Its main
street, cooled by three rows of maples,
one dividing It and one shading each
of the two sldewaJks formed of narrow
strips of weather stained marble. Un
der some of these trees that almost
touch branches for half a mile one or
two cows might be grazing or tuking
sleata while chewing the cud of con
tent. On the vine hid porch of the
village tavern Landlord Tell would
quite likely be dozing In an armchair
tilted back, and across the way Mr.
Hobbs, who keeps the one general
store, would as likely be napping on a
counter, his head pillowed upon a pile
of calico. A little farther up the street
and near the one tall spired white
church Mrs. Mears, the village gossip,
may be sitting on the veranda of a
small house almost hid by luxuriantly
growing Norway spruce and idly rock
ing while she chats with the Widow
Sloper, who lives there and whose mis
sion in life Is to cut and fit the best
"go to meetin' " gowns of female Sand
gate. Both dearly love to talk over all
that's going on, and whether this or
that village Bwaln Is paying especial
attention to any one rosy cheeked hiss,
and. If so, "what's likely to come on't."
Both mean well by this neighborly in
terest, and especlully does Mrs. Sloper,
who always advises plaits for stout
women, "with mlddlln' fullness in the
bust" for thin ones.
One or two men may be at work hay
tag In the broad meadows west of the
village, through which the slow cur
rent of a small river twists and turns,
or others wielding hoes on a hillside
field of corn to the east, but so far as
moving life In the village street goes
there will be none. On either side of
the Sandgate valley two spurs of the
Green mountain range, forest clad,
stand guard as If to Isolate from all
the world this peaceful dale, whose
dwellers' sole ambition In life may be
summed up In to plow, plant, reap and
go to meeting. ,
On the north end of this park-like
highway and beyond the last house it
narrows to an ordinary roadway and
divides. One fork turns to the right,
following lip the banks of a winding
stream to an eld gristmill with moss
covered wheel and lily dotted pond
above. The other turns to the left,
crosses the narrow Sandgate valley
and bears sonth past the rage place.
If it were Sunday, not many years ago
and about 11 In the morning, a stran
ger passing the church would have
heard through the open doors and win
dows the exquisitely sweet voice of
Alice Page, clear as a bell and melodi
ous as a bird's, toying and trilling
through "Coroftatlon" or some' other
easily recognized hymn, and had that
stranger awaited the close of service
he or she would have seen among the
congregation filing out one petite and
plump little lady, with flower-like face,
sparkling blue eyes and kiss Inspiring
mouth, who would most likely have
walked demurely along with her big,
brother Albert and, turning down a
narrow pathway, follow him across
the meadows, over a footbridge that
spans the stream and up to an old
fashioned elm shaded house.
This landmark, known far and wide
a the Page place, Is historic. Built In
the Urn of King George and one of
the first three erected -In Sandgate, it
has withstood the storms of two centu
ries and seen many generations of
Pages oorna and go. Additions have
been .mad to it an ell on one side,
larger windows and a wlda veranda In
front Inside It is much the snme, for
the open fireplaces remain In parlor
and sitting room, and a tall clock of
solemn tick stands In the hall where It
stood when Paul Revere took his fa
The last owner, Simeon Page, or, as
he was called. Squire Page, Joined
the great majority two years after an
enterprising railroad crept up the
Sandgate valley. He bad bitterly op
posed Its entrance Into the town, and
tt was asserted that chagrin at his de
feat hastened his death. His widow,
with their two children, Albert and
Alice, and a widowed sister, remained
and with the aid of hired men man
aged the farm. But bushes begun to
choke the pastures and meadows, the
outbuildings grew shabby, the house
received no paint, and as the children
gtew up and needs Increased one by
one the broad fields were sold. It bad
been the squire's ambition that his on
ly son should become a professional
man, and, carrying out his wishes, Al
bert's mother had pinched and saved,
' lenylng herself all luxuries, and given
nlm a collegiate education. lie bad
graduated with honors, read law, been
admitted to the bar and then returned
to Fundgate and opened an ottk-e.
Alice, three years his junior, had been
sent to a bourdloj school for two
years, where she devoted most of her
time to music, then came home again
as mother's hApmate. (
. BultbftMiti at suit denial were at
vv. U , , -"
an oiul, for one Juno day that mother
laid down lier burden and was placed
beside her husband In the village ceni
etcr.v. Then the two orphans found
themselves Joint heirs to an old time
worn house, a few acres of meadow, n
couple liuuilred dollars of debts and
nothing else. No, that is not right, for
they both had youth, good health and
habits and good educations.
Allien, wlio Had rattier taken rimrgc
of matters since Ms return to Snutl-
:nte, kept the debt situation from
Alice after his mother's death, feeling
she had grief enough to bear without
It, but for nil that it troubled him so
rlously. The income from his practice
was scarcely enough to clothe blin and
not likely to increase, for Sandgato
bad scant use for a lawyer, and what
to do or which way to turn ho knew
not. If It were not for Alice nnd
Aunt Susan he thought It world be
easier, but they must be provided for.
Alice, who had been his companion
playmate and confidant since tho !tiy.;
of short dresses, lie especially enrol
for, and that feeling whs mutual.
So devoted a brother and sister won
they that it bad kept them from form
ing other associations, ami when Al
bert had been asked why he did not es
cort some other young lady to the husk
ing bees, barn dunces or church soda
bles his usual reply was. "Alice Is good
enough for me, and when she prefers
another beau I may, but not till then."
With Alice, though many of the vil
lage swains wooed, she wouldn't. Even
Jim Mears, stalwart and with a hand
like a foot, fared no better, and when
Albert rallied her once about young
Mears she answered, "Oh, Jim's all
right; he Isn't handsome, but. then.
he Is strong," which delicate sarcasm
may be considered a sufficient reflex of
her feelings toward others of the would
be attentive young farmers.
But for all that Alice was counted in
on every festive gathering. If it wus a
barn dance, she was always there and
never lacked partners, and when the
Jolly party rode home In a big wagon
filled with straw it was her voice that
always started "The Quilting Party
or other old time ballad usually inspir
ed by moonlight. When a strawberry
festival was in order at the church, she
was given a post of honor, and when
Christmas decorations were necessary
every young man felt it a privilege to
obey her orders. At home she was the
same winsome little queen and had no
more devoted subject than her brother.
For a month after the funeral he
worried a good deal. He kne' that
bills had been left unpaid throu h his
mother's Illness and that the jamlly
were In straitened circumstance His
own law practice so far had J .elded
scant returns, and what to c" and
where to turn was a puzzle. Hi wrote
to a former classmate whose f father
was a prominent merchant In Boston
stating bis situation and askin advice.
It was two weeks ere he rece' red a re
ply, and then, though a cor-lal letter
of sympathy, It did not go f .r toward
solving the problem. A v aek later,
however, came a letter fron. a lawyer
In that city of the name of Frye offer
ing him a position as assistant In his
office at a small salary. It was so small
that Albert thought It a hopeless task
to pay borne expenses out of It and
leave anything toward their debts. It
was more than his present Income, how
ever, and yet to accept the offer and
leave Aunt Susan and Alice alone
seemed hard. On the other hand, to
borrow money on what little of the
farm was left did not help matters, for
when that was gone what then?
Matters came to a climax one day
and ended his Indecision. He had been
away from his office all that afternoon
taking a long stroll In the woods to es
cape his loneliness, and, returning at
tea time, found a .cloud on his sister's
"Mr. Hobbs called, this afternoon,"
she said as they sat down to the table,
and asked for you. Said he went to
your office and, not finding you In,
came here." And then she added, with
a quiver In her voice, "Oh, Bertie, we
owe him over a hundred dollars!"
The trouble was all out now. and Al
bert looked gloomy. "I don't think any
more of bim for coming here to dun
us," ha answered savagely. "He might
have waited until he saw me."
"Oh, he was very nice about It." re
sponded Alice, "and begged my pardon
for speaking of It He said there was
no hurry, only that be had made out
his bill as a matter of form, etc., and
we could pay it when convenient"
Albert made no further comment
bnt when the meal was ended said,
"Come out on the porch, sis, and let us
talk matters over." She followed him,
feeling there was trouble coming, and,
drawing her low chair next to his.
placed one elbow on bis chulr arm and
covered her face with thut hand. For
few moments he remained silent.
watching the fireflies beginning their
evening dance over the meadow and
listening to the distant call of a wlilp
poorwlll. Across the valley the village
lights were coming In sight one by
one, and a faint odor of new mown
hay came to him. The pathetic little
figure at his side unnerved him, how
ever, and be dreaded to say what he
"Well, sis," he said at last, "I've kept
matters from you as long as I can. We
not only owe Hobbs a good deal, but
as much more In smaller bills to oth
ers, and there is no money to pay
them. I've worried about them more
thun you know or than I cared to have
you. One of two things must be done,
either borrow money and pay these
bills or I must go away and earn
Then the little bead beside him sunk
slowly to his chulr, and as be began
stroking It he added: "I've written to
Frank Nason, my old college chum,
and through him have received a fulr
offer to go to Boston and have decided
to accept it I shall leave here as soon
as I can get ready."
The trouble was growing serious
now. and. as bo ceased URtaklux lie
caught the sound of a suppressed sob.
"Oh, llcrlte, we owe Mm over a hundred
"Don't cry, Alice," he said tenderly;
"it can't be helped. Our home must
be broken up some time, and It may
as well be now as any other. The
thing that worries me most Is leaving
you and Aunt Susan here alone."
Then the sobs Increased, and the
bowed form beside him shook.
"un, itertie," she said at last In a
choked voice, "don't leave us here
alone. Let us sell the old house, pay
the bills, and If you must go away let
us go too."
"No, dear, that Is not best" he an
swered softly. "I can't earn enough
at first to do It You will have to stay
here till I can."
Then the proud spirit that had come
to Alice Page from many generations
of self helpful ancestors spoke, and
she said as she raised her head and
brushed away the tears: "If you are to
leave me here I shall go to work as
well. I can teach school or do some
thing to help you, and I shall too."
Her defiant little speech hurt Albert
just a bit and yet he felt proud of her
for it "It may be best for you If you
could get a chance to teach," be re
sponded, "and It will help me some
and take up your mind, which Is worth
a good deal."
But the worst was to come, and the
evening before his departure she never
forgot There were some consolations
to exchange, however, for she had seen
Mr. Mears of the school committee
and obtained a position to teach the
north district school In Sandgate, a
small byroad schoolhouse two miles
from her home, and felt a little pride
In telling about It while he bad to re
port that all whom they owed bad
promised to wait patiently for their
"Mr. Hobbs even offered to lend me
money if I needed It" be said after
they had talked matters over, "and so,
you see, we have a good many friends
In Sandgate after all. And now I want
ypn to sing a few of the old songs for
me, so that I can have them to think
about when I am lonesome and home
sick." But the singing was a failure, for Al
ice broke down In the middle of the
first song, and they hud to go out and
watch the fireflies once more while she
conquered her tears.
"You will write to me every day.
won't you, Bertie?" she asked discon
solately as they waited the next morn
ing for the train that was to separate
them. "I shall be so lonesome and blue
all the timer
When he kissed her goodby Bhe could
not speak, and the last he saw as the
train bore bim away was that sweet
sister's face trying bravely to smile
through Its tears, like the sun peeping
out of a cloud.
to be continued. I
As to Succession.
HONOLULU, June 24. W. O.
Smith, on being asked regarding any
probable action of the large busiuess
organizations relative to the Gover
nor's resignation, replied:
"There will be meetings of all
three organizations the Chamber of
Commerce, the merchants' Associa-
tion and the Planters' Association
trustees to take the matter under
"Each will hold Us own meeting,
though the organizations may act
through a joint committee, to pass
resolutions or by some other means
convey to President Roosevelt the
sense of the business community as
being against the aceptance of Gov
ernor Carter's resignation.
"No, I cannot say what time may
have been fixed for any of the meet
ings, but they will be held inclusively
from today until Monday. I may
8iy that everybody who has spoken
to me on the subject today, and that
means a great many business men,
has expressed deepest regret that
Governor Carter should intend or
contemplate resigning his office.'
The Chamber ot Commerce meet
ing for the purpose has been called
for Monday at 10 a. m.
AS TO THE SUCCESSION.
The Governor will talk of no future
which dois not take into account the
presence of somebody else in the
chair that he now occupies. And so,
it is timely to discuss the succession,
as is being done all over town wher
ever two men get together. As was
predicted would be the case, the
friends of Henery E. Cooper were
insistent yesterday in advancing his
name for consideration in connection
with the Governorship.
Hut there are others. Late in the
afternoon, a tale ran through the
town that H. P. Haldwin of Maui
would accept the position, in spite of
the fact that he is believed to have
refused to consider it a couple of
weeks ago, if a practical unanimity
should be shown in Ihe desire for
him to take it. Mr. Baldwin'? fami
ly, it is true, would probably oonose
the movement, thinking that he
should take a rest, nevertheless it
was thought he would yield to a
public call. It was said by those
who urged his name that Mr. Bald
win would have the support and
advice of such men as Sanford B.
Dole and others of the older time.
that the younger men would rally to
him, and that the general public
would have the utmost confidence
in him. Then, the position could be
made easier for him than it has been
for Carter, and his own disposition
would lead him to avoid many anta
And nearly all that was said in
behalf of Mr. Baldwin was likewise
said in behalf of W. O. Smith. He
'could command the advice of the
men of the older time, the younger
men would rally to him, and he
would have the entire public conn
deuce. Mr. Smith is not in the
most robust health, nevertheless the
faith was expressed in quarters well
posted that he would accept if the
call were sufficiently urgent. Mr
Smith fas always been ready to
sacrifice himself to reconized public
Another name that received
hearty recognition was that of
Frank B. McStocker. Mr. McStoek
er is a man of affairs. He has
always taken an interest in public
matters, and shown a comprehen
sive grasp of every situation. He
is one of the most capable organizers
in the Territory, and he has the con
fidence of the business interests, of
the older men and of the entire com
munity. He would fill the Gover
ncr's chair as a strong man, who
would be at the same time a Repu
blican tried by all tests.
The name of Speaker Eric Knud
sen of Kauai has also been mentioned
but Knudson, like the Secretary,
has not reached the statuary age.
L. E. Piukham, President of the
Board of Health, has also been spo
ken' of and would ha e the support of
large business interests.
Many Bids For1 Public Works.
HONOLULU, June 22. During
the past week the following bids
have been received at the Public
Road, Kipahulu to Kahikinui,
Maui; J. Duggan, $1259.19 and
3048.79; Whitehouse, $1762 and
$2953; J. C. Picanco & Bros., $928.
80 and $3385 Two schemes re
spectively. Road, Waihee toward Honoko-
hau, Maui: J. Duggan, $5990; White
Haleakala Trail, Maui: White-
house, $4299; J. Duggan, $4889;
Picanco, $4429; E. A. Carter,
Nailiiliihaele Stream Bridge and
Approach. Maui: L. M. Wnitehouse,
$2698; Picanco Bros., $2990.
Wailuku to Iao Road and Bridge,
Maui (two schemes:) Picanco, $8564.-
85 and $1173; Whitehouse, $9847 aud
and $1800; Duggan, $9574 and $1189.
A. do Kego & Co., $9288 and 710.
Wharf and Wharehouse at Mc
Gregor's Landing, Maui: J. H.
Wilson, $5495; Cotton Bros, and Co.,
$5386; Lambert & Wery, $5843; L.
M. Whitehouse, $5632.
Road and Bridge, Puuhele to Ki-
hei, Maui: J. H.' Wilson, $5750; J.
Duggan, $4829; A. Rego, $5245:
Bridges, Waikapu to Maalaea,
Maui: J. H. Wilson, $2879; White
house, $2939; Duggan, $2849.
Small Pay Drives Out Teachers.
HONOLULU, June 24.-H. M.
Wells, school inspector for the Maui
District, has returned from a tour
of two mouths in his territory.
He found the schools in fairly good
condition, though in some places it
is difficult to obtain efficient teach
ers for the salaries offered.
"Teachers will not stay long in
out of the way places," Mr. Wells
says, "for $25 to $50 a month. Men
are leaving the teaching profession
for other occupations, under the
present circumstances." .
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Washington Alone Con Influence
Carter to Remain.
HONOLULU, June 27, "They
musi get together here and agree
upon my successor," said Governor
Carter yesterday. "There certainly
are Jots of men who can fill my place.
Yes, I have received a call from the
representatives of the planters, but
the pressure has not inclined ine to
reconsider my determination to re
sign. I shall leave for the mainland
on the Alameda, the day cfter tomor
row. Mrs. Carter will accompany
me as far as San Francisco, and I
will leave her there and go on East.'
It is clear, from what the Governor
said, that he w'anls the people here
to agree upon their choice for Gov
ernor before he leaves for Washing'
ton. And, indeed, if there is to be a
new Governor, H would be the part
of wisdom for the people to do that,
But the trend of sentiment is not to
select a new Governor, but to induce
the President, if it should be possible,
to refuse to accept Carter's resigna
tion. It is believed that if the Pres
ident should intimate a desire to Gov
ernor Carter that the island execu
live would hold his place, the Gover
nor would most certainly stay, al
ways in that event he might take a
long and very much needed rest.
"The Governor has worked too
hard," said a leading citizen of one of
the other islands yesterday, talking
of this aspect of the matter, "and the
work has tried hira. He is not at all
a well man.
"If he were himself, he would see
matters from a different viewpoint.
It is a good thing, of course, to have
the different public bodies and lead
ing citizens express themselves upon
the resignation, because it will give
the President a line on the real pub
lie sentiment here. In fact, nobody
wants to get rid of Carter but a few
personal and political enemies, such
as all public men must have. But,
arter all, it is not what Hawaii wants
so much as what Washington wants
that is to govern in this case. If the
sentiment to retain Carter is in line
with the desires of President Roose
velt, I think Carter will be induced
The committee from the Planters'
Association that waited on Gover
nor yesterday consisted of C. M.
Cooke, Wm. G. Irwin, H. P. Bald
win, F. M, Swanzy and William Pfot-
enhauer. The Governor told the
members of the committee that he
did not see any reason to change his
mind. His decision has been reached
after careful consideration. And,
anyway, it vas what Washington
wanted, now. There was a long dis
cussion, but nothing more definite
than that came of it.
Must Get Settlers.
HONOLULU, June 28. While in
Washington Secretary Atkinson de
voted a lot of bis time to study of
the immigration problem, and he
has secured much valuable informa
tion which he will submit to the new
immigration board when it meets.
Atkinson is chairman of the board,
and was largely responsible for the
law under which it was created. His
efforts have been with a view to
securing more settlers for the islands,
and he says that one of the prime
requisites for the accomplishment of
this purpose is liberal laud policy.
11 It is neccessary for the prosperi
ty of the Territory," said the secre
tary, that we secure permanent
settlers. But I would not encourage
one white man to come here and
settle unless I knew that there was
land for him. Land will huve to be
offered first. If the plantations
have all the land they will have to
give it up.
"I believe in a liberal land pohej.
The only immigrants we have been
able to induce to come here and
settle and become good citizens are
men like the Portuguese, to whom
the government gave either title to
land or long leases. If we want set
tlers we must have land for them,
and that is, I believe the first thing
for the immigration board to inquire
The immigration law as it stands
was a suggestion of United States
Commissioner of Immigration Sar
gent, made to Atkinson when the
latter was in Washington on a
former trip. At that time Sargent
expressed the opinion that Hawaii
could get plenty of white settlers
who would become citizens, and he
outlined a plan which has been em
bodied in the present law.
Hoskins " I don't object so much
to Fanny kissing herdog, but I pre-'
fer her to kiss me before not after,'
Wilkius "I know; but don't you
su ppose the dog has his preference,
toor uoston Transcript.
f Coffee. BjinnnflR. Pinenmtlea.
San Francisco June 11. Guate
mala and Mexican, prime to tancy
washed, llj14jc; strictly good
washed, 10Jllc; inferior to fair,
6J(S9jc; good to prime washed and
unwashed Peaberry. 9312c; good
to superior unwashed, 9J(5,10c; Ha
waiian prime to fancy, llj14c; fair
to good, 9lllc; Peaberry, 10J12.
New York, April 7. The market
for Coffee futures closed unchanged
to 5 points higher. Total sales,
25,250 bags. June 6:30 September,
6:40 December, 6:6 Jan, 6.75 March,
Coffee Spot Rio. quiet; No, 7
Invoice 7Jc Cordova 10(rt13c.
Bananas, per bunch, Hawaiian, $1.
$1 75; Blueflelds, $1 502 50; Pine
apples, per doz. Hawaiian 2.50
3.50 Mexican, 1.50. 300. Oranges,
Per box: Navels, fancy, $2.002.75
choice, $1.252.25; standard, $1.40
1.75 as tosize;Seedings, 1.15 1.00
Lemons, 1.002.50; Limes, 4.4.50
Pukalani Milk Dairy
If you want a daily supply of
fresh, pure milk, or fresh milk
Tel. IG6 Makawao
BISMARK STABLES CO. Ltd
.and SALES STABLES
The BISMARK STABLES
proposes to run the Leading Livery
Stable Business on MAUI
DRUMMERS' LIGHT WAGQNS
Excursion Rates to Iao and Hale
akala with competent guides
NEW RIGS--NEW TEAMS;
HACKS, BUGGIES, SADDLE HORSES
AT ALL HOURS
Competent and careful drivers.
First-Class Turnouts Constantly
on Hand. Special attention to
Tourist Parties. Skillful Guides
to Iao and Haleakala.
Headquarters for Commercial Men
CONVEYANCES meet all steamers
Wailuku Lahaina Stage
Leaves Wailuku daily at 1:30 p. m.
" Lahaina " at 8:30 a. m.
ANTONB do REGO, - Mr.
J. A. HARRIS
DANAWAkl SL WAILUKU
House, Sign and Carriage Painting
Done at Short Notice and
Oil 1 Posting
W. C. NICHOLSON
Watchmaker and Jeweler
Plain and complicated watch work
etc., receives prompt attention.
Work guaranteed to give satisfac
Honolulu, T. 11.
Contrnctor & Flullcier
Paints, Oils & G lass
Market Street, Wailuku
Teleohone 4. P. O. Bor !71
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