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THE MAUI NEW
SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1905
CHARLES CLARK MUNN
Copyright, 1900, by Lee & Shepard
Chapters I ami l i L'ncle Terry is tin.
keeper of the Cape liglit on Southport
island. Jle has an adopted ' daughter
Telly (Etelka,) grown to womanhood,
who was rescued when a bobe from the
wreck of the Norweginn ship Peterson.
l. Ill Albert and Alice Page are two or
phans with a heritage of debt, living in
the village of Sandgate. Albert is a col
r'.'ge graduate, and through the influence
f.i his chum, Frank Nason, gets a posi
tion in the law office of "Old Nick" Frye
"V IP all the smooth, elusive vul
J J tures lurking In the shadow of
the temple of justice or perch
himlJ liiK upon It Nicholas Frve. or
."Oia Nick," as many called him, was
the most cunnlnjr. Nor did his looks
belle the comparison, for he had deep
set, shifty, yellow gray eyes, a hooked
nose, and his thin locks, dyed Jet black,
formed a ring about his bnid poll. He
walked with a stoop, as if scanning the
ground for evidence or clews, .and to
odd to his marked individuality when
he talked he rubbed his hands together
as though washing them with Invisible
soap. It was not from any sense of
cleanliness that he did this, for they
had many times been soiled willingly
in the most nefarious transactions. A
client was to him- a victim to bo kept
In waiting, exasperated in regnrd to his
grievances by all possible means, de
luded as to his chances of success in
quest of Justice, deceived ns to Its cost
and robbed in every way known to an
He had been the legal adviser of
John Nason for many years, and when
ithat busy merchant came to him on
behalf of his son, who wanted to find
a position for Albert rage, Frye readi
ly promised to give him employment.
It was not because he needed him, but
because he saw at onee that through
asima 11 (I rt I O ll 1 .A f fl- ita an..!.-.
of the law, as he Intuitively considered
Albert to be, he could strengthen his
hold upon the father and obtain some
secrets that might eventuully be used
to mh him. . Tn nhitn ivnrrin ha thmitrlit
to use this vounir countrv lawver as a
spy. He knew that John Nason felt
a keen Interest in his only son Frank,
and that was another reason for em
ploying that son's friend. He knew
also- that Frank was given a liberal
allowance, spent It rapidly and most
likely would be getting Into various
scrapes needing a lawyer's efforts to
rescue him, and bo he would have fur
ther pickings In that direction.' . These
were two good reasons for his ostensi
ble acts of kindness, and so he at once
sent for Page to come.
When, the morning after his arrival
In Boston, Albert presented himself at
Frye's office, he found that lawyer
busy reading bis mail.
"Take a seat, sir," said Frye politely,
after Albert had Introduced himself,
"and excuse me until I go through my
letters." And then for a Innor hiilf
.hour Albert was left to study the bare
office walls and peculiar looks of his
future employer. Finally Frye turned
to him and asked rather abruptly,
"Well, Mr. Page, what do you know
about lfiw?" at the same time scanning
him as If expecting to see hayseed ad
hering to his garments.
"Not much .perhaps," replied Albert
modestly, uncertain of his ground. "I
have been .in practice only a year at
Sandgate, and the few people there do
not have much use for a lawyer."
"Then why didn't you stir 'em up a
. little and bring 'em to see they needed
your services?" was Frye's next query.
"You will never succeed as a lawyer
unless you make business. Did you
bring your sheepskin with you?"
"No, sir," answered Page. "I didn't
think It necessary after what I wrote
you. I have it in my trunk."
"Well, bring it tomorrow," said Frye.
"I make it a rule to take nothing for
granted and have everything in writ
ing." And then he added, with a
searching look, as if he was about to
utter a crusher, "What is your idea of
n lnwor'fl rhtof fililur.t- In avtutaii.n?"
1 Page was a little nonplused. "Oh, I
e-ippose," be replied slowly, "to see
that laws are properly executed and
Frye looked .at him a full minute
without making any further comment,
while a sardonic grin gradually drew
bis lips apart, showing a full set of
false teeth, and then, as he began rub
bing bis hands together, he suid:
"It's evident, young man, you Rave
much to learn in your profession. Laws
re made for lawyers and are the tools
of our trade. If the world does not see
fit to use those tools, it is our business
to make them, and, as for juatlee, that
Is an allegory, useful in addressing n
Jury, but considered a fable by the
Judge. Laws are useful to oppose oth
er laws with, and various decisions are
nly good in bo far as they help your
oase and hinder your opponent's.
"You seem an honest appearing young
man, which is well so far as our rela
tions go, but no further. I want an as
sistant, one who is ready and will
ing to do Just as I direct and to ask no
questions. Do you think you can fill
"I cmn try," replied Albert quietly,
"and as soon as I get used to your
methods of procedure here I think I
can succeed." .
He was a little startled at the pecul-1
tar character of bis employer sad ia a
TO eUKhfly fljsffUBttti fepfc.be ywjjgt
in it )Oiirnot to cavil or reel siitiwntiran
over nppnivnt lack of honesty and re-
soiveil nt once to ignore ft.
"What do you wish me to do?" he
continued after n moment. "I will do
the best I can for you and nm ready to
ifo to work now."
"lou are to be at the office at 8
o'clock Rlnirp." replied Frye, "take
ono hour for lunch and remntn till
0." Then hp added 'by way of a spur
to his slave's fidelity: "I nm pnyin
you $75 a month on the recommend of
n important client of mine who want-
-d to humor his son. It was vour good
luck to have this son's friendship, as
he belongs to a wealthy family. He
is a spendthrift, of course, but that is
no matter and all the better for us,
"What do you know about luwt"'m
Take my advice and cultivate him all
ou can. It may be the menus o(
bringing us more business. What 1
say to you I shall expect you to con'
sider a professional secret, and I hope
you will make good use of your time
when with this young friend of your?
and heed well what I have said to
. That ended the Interview, and Albert
was set at work copying legal docu
mcr.ts and at the same time trying to
reconcile himself to his new surround
ings. That night he 'wrote to Alice
"I have hired out to a most unmitigat
ed old scoundrel and yet one of the
sharpest lawyers I ever met. He as
sured me I must lay aside my con
science if I mean to succeed, and hint
ed that be might use me later on as
a sort of spy, upon Frank, I Imagine.
He employs a stenographer of uncer
tain age, who comes in and takes dic
tation and does her work outside. The
only stupid thing he has said was to
warn me not to flirt with her."
Then he wrote to his friend Frank,
telling him where he was located,
thanking him for bis assistance and
begging him to call at an early date.
After that he smoked for an hour in
glum silence. Ills room was small
and cheerless and in comparison with
bis home quarters a mere den. But It
was a question of saving, and the lux
ury of space even be could not afford.
There is no more lonesome place in
the wide world than a great city to
one born and bred amid the freedom
of the wide fields and extended wood
lands, as Albert bad been, and now that
he was shut in by brick walls all day
and imprisoned in one small room at
night, with a solitary window opening
on an area devoted to ash barrels and
garbage, it made him homesick.
- ne was a dreamer by nature' and
loved the music of running brooks, the
rustling of winds In the forest and the
song of birds. .The grand old moun
tains that surrounded Sandgate had
been the delight of bis boyhood, and to
fish in the clear streams that tumbled
down through narrow gorges and
wound amid wide meadows or in the
Illy dotted mlllpond bis pastime. He
bad the artist's nature in blm also and
loved dearly to sketch a pretty bit of
natural scenery, a cascade in the brook
or a shady grotto in the woods. He
loved books, flowers, music, green
meadows, shady woods and fields white
with daisies. . He bad been reared
among kind hearted, honest, God fear
ing people who seldom locked their
doors at night and who believed in and
lived by the Golden Rule. The selfish
and distrustful life of a great city, with
its arrogunce and wealth and canity
of display, was not akin to blm, and to
put himself at the beck and call of a
mercenary and utterly unscrupulous
old villain, as he believed Frye to be,
was gall and bitterness. For two
weeks he worked patiently, hoping each
day that the one and only friend the
city held for him would call, passing
bis evenings, as he wrote Alice, "in
reading, smoking and hating myself a
little and Frye a good deal."
He bad hesitated to write Frank in
the first place, disliking to ask favors,
but it could not be helped, and now be
began to feci that bis friend meant to
ignore him. This humiliating conclu
sion was growing to a certainty and
Albert feeling more homesick than ever
when one afternoon while he was, as
usual, burd at work In Frye's office
Frank came in.
"Pray excuse me, old man," remark
ed that youth briskly after the first
greetings, "for not calling sooner, but I
was off on my yucht about the time you
came, and then I ran down to New
York to take In the cup races. Yau see,
I'm so busy I do not get any time to
myself. I want you to come over to
the club and lunch with me today, and
we can talk matters over."
VYou will kindly excuse me," replied
Albert "I have a lot of work cut out
and am only allowed one hour for
lunch. Can't you come around to my
room tonight and have a smoke talk?"
"Maybe," replied Frank,' "and we
can go around to the club later. You
will meet some good fellows there, and
we always mako up a game of draw
small limit, you know. Say, old man,"
be added Interestedly, "bow do you
As that worthy happened to be out
Just then the two friends bad a good
chance to exchange opinions. Albert's
Is already known, but, for reasons, he
did not care to express it to Frank at
"Frye is a shre-wd lawyer, I pre
sume," he" answered, "and so far I
have no fault to find. He takes good
care to see I have work enough, but
that is what I am hired for, and I have
been rather lonesome and glad of it."
Then to change the subject he added
"I want to thank you once more,
Frank, for getting me the place.
Things were in a bad way at home,
and I needed it."
"You may thank dad, not me," re
plied Frank. "I was Just going off on
a trip when your letter came, and I
turned the matter over to him. Frye's
his attorney, you see."
"Are you personally well acquainted
with Mr. Fryer asked Albert, having
on object in mind.
"No, not at all, except by sight,"
was the answer. "I believe be is con
sidered a very sharp lawyer and al
most invariably wins his cases. Dad
says he has won out many times when
the law was all against him and is
not overscrupulous bow be does it.
They say be is rich and a skinflint,
ne always reminds me of a hungry
Albert thought of Burns apt cyn
icism Just then and wished that Frye
might for one moment see himself as
others saw him. He felt tempted to
tell Frank Just what Frye had said
and what his opinion of blm was, but
wisely kept it to himself.
"Well, I must bft going," said Frank
at last "I've got a date for the mat
this aft, so ta-ta. I'll call round some
eve. at your room and take you up to
When bis friend had departed, Albert
resumed his rather monotonous copying
the gist of a lot of decisions bearing
upon a case that Frye hod pending
Just then, and when he went out to
lunch it was, as usual, alone and to a
"It's nice to have a rich father, a
yacht, plenty of money and nothing to
do but spend it," be said to himself rue
fully that night as he sat In his cheer
less room smoking and dwelling upon
the picture of a gay life as disclosed by
his friend. "But we are not all born to
fortune, and perhaps, after all, I might
be worse off," which, to say the least,
la the best way to look at it
w a HEN, a few days after Frank
V Y I had called upon Page, the tat
K&f&ta Frye, be made a note of it
"I am glad," be said cordially, "that
your friend has hunted you up. I knew
be was away on bis yacht when you
came and was going to suggest that
you call on him as rwn as I knew be
was at borne. As I told you, cultivate
him all you can. He will serve as a
door to get you into good society. When
did he call?"
"It was one day while you were
out answered Page, "and he invited
me to lunch with him at his club."
"Which, of course, you did?" said
"No, sir. I knew I shouldn't have
time for It during my one bour, and
then, you had given me a lot of work to
do that day."
A shade of annoyance came over
"Well, that's all right, of course,", he
said, "but when be calls again take all
the time you need if he asks you out,
and," with a scrutinizing look at Page,
"as I said, cultivate him. It's busi
ness. His father is my most valued
client, and the more intimate, you be
come with his son the sooner you will
have an acquaintance that will be of
value to you."
Page could not quite fathom all this,
but the more he thought of what Frye
bud said the more certain be became
lie found htmself being introduced by
his first name,
that kindly regard for his own welfare
did not enter into that shrewd schem
er's calculations. He was more and
more disgusted also each day with
his employer's cynical indifference to
all sense of honor and honesty, com
ing to the conclusion that be was no
better than a thief at heart
Beneath Albert's disposition to adapt
himself to those be mingled with lay
a vein of sterling good sense, fine
honor and the energy of self sacrifice,
if necessary, and Frye's attributes
were bo obnoxious to blm as to be
simply repulsive. At college he bad
never indulged in much "larking," and
Just why the bond of friendship be
tween himself and the good natured,
self indulgeut, happy go lucky class
mate, Frank Nason, had been cement
ed Is burd to explain, except upon the
theory of an attraction of opposite
When, a few days later, that young
maq appeared at the office Just before
Closing time antf suggested tney "go
out for a nlghf b racket," as ho phrased
it Albert was not inclined to accept
"What are you up to?" he said as
they walked away from the office,
"and what do you mean by a racket?
If, it's likely to be expensive, count
me out; I can't afford it."
"Well," answered Frank lightly, "you
are working too hard and need shak
ing up, so I thought I'd drop round
and do it. We will dine at the club,
then go to the opera bouse, where
there is a burlesque on and no end
of pretty chorus girls. I know two
or three of them, and after the show
we will take them out to supper."
"It's all right except the end-up,"
answered Albert, "and on that I think
you bad best skip me. As I said, it's
a diversion I can't afford. I've no
money to spare to buy wine for ballet
"Oh, that's all right," responded
Frnnk cheerfully. "I've asked you out,
and it's my treat I'll pay the shot
"I shall pay my share If I go." as
serted Albert firmly, "but I would rath
er omit the after part. We will have the
evening together, and then you can go
and entertain your chorus girls, and I'll
go to my room."
It was a laudable resolution, but it
came hard, for beneath all Albert's
good resolves was lurking desire for a
little excitement to break the dull mo
notony of his life, ne had been to the
theater only twice since be came to
Boston, desiring to save in every way
he could, and only the week before had
sent Alice one-third of his first month's
salary. At the club Frank Introduced
him toseveral of bis friends, and of
course they were asked to Join them in
a social glass, which did not tend to
strengthen Albert's resolution. At the
theater the exhilarating music and the
glitter of a stage full of pretty girls
had their effect and by the time the
show was over he found it lmDossible to
resist bis friend's urging that they go
r" - " " -" u.a.v UVMJ, wulfc UVST; UJO
girls he had invited to sup with them.
"Mina you, let me pay my share,"
whispered Page, and then be found
himself being introduced by bis first
name to' two highly colored queens of
the ballet and all four Droceeded at
onco to a private supper room. Albert
round tne girls bright, vivacious and
expressive, as far as a superficial Use
of slang goes. They ordered the choic
est and highest priced Items on the bill
of fare and talked about their "mashes"
in other cities in a way that made Al
bert grateful that be bad been Intro
duced by his first name only.
When in the wee small hours they
escorted the two girls to their boarding
place, Page was glad to be rid of them,
and when he reached his room be did
not feel particularly proud of himself.
He felt less so the next morning
tfben be received a letter from Alice
My Darling Brother I was so pleased
when I received your loving letter and
the money you sent. You do not know
how It hurts mo to feel we owe so much,
and I huve cried over it mure than you
will ever know. Last week I received my
first month's pay WO and r was very
proud of It, for It Is the first money 1
ever earned. I took half und put It with
the twenty-five you sent and gave It to
Mr. Hobbs. I have only t left, for I had
to buy some boots and gloves, but that
will last me a month, for I've not the
heart to spend a penny I am not obliged
to until the debts are paid. I had to buy
the boots beoause walking four miles a
day wears them out very fast.
And he had spent $20 the night be
fore to bear a couple of ballet girls
(TO BX COKTIItUKD.
Predict A Struggle.
LONDON, June 22. Gereral Lord
Kitchener, commander in chief of the
British forces in India, seems to re
gard as inevitable a great struggle
with Russia for the possession of In
dia and to believe that the existing
arms of defense of the Indian empire
are altogether obsolete and ineffec
These views form the striking and
central points of interest in a blue-
book issued tonight dealing with the
recent conflict of opinion between
Viceroy Curzon and Lord Kitchener,
which the Government has just set
tled by a compromise, giving the lat-
tor extended powers in the direction
Lord Kitchener, in an important
latter addressed to the home Govern
ment, speaks in the plainest possible
terms in denouncing the faulty sys
tem prevailing in India which he
points out has not changed since the
time of the mutiny and which was
framed to meet peace requirements
instead of the possibility of a great
war. He describes the situation as
one entailing endless discussion and
delay as well as great expenditure
with poor results. In a pregnant
paragraph Lord Kitchener says:
"Slowly but surely the deserts of
Central Asia, once believed to be an
impenetrable barrier, have been
crossed by a great European power.
They are now spanned by railways
which have only one possible signifi
cance and we have every indication
that our Northern neighbor is push-
lug forward her preparations for a
contest in which we shall have to
fight for our existence."
In conclusion Lord Kitchener in
btances Japan as having shown what
was possible by thoroughly modern
methods in army administration.
while the disastrous consequences to
Russia give the other side of the
picture. He urges there is denger
in hesitating to break the chains of
custom a ad tolerance of admitted de
fects. The Viceroy and . the Council
strongly criticise Lord Kitchener's
views, but in the end the home gov
ernment, decided in favor of Lord
Kitchener's reorganization plans in
Who Is To Be The Candidate For
Governor For Our Territory.
Lahaina, Maui, H. T., June 2!), 1905.
Editor Maui News, Aloha Oe: Will
you have the goodness to allow me
space in vour valuable paper for the
expression of opinion regarding the
above. 1 quite coincide with the
Maui boys on this question. In my
deep reseaches lor an answer to this
question I am proud jo say that there
are only two candidates of which
Maui should be proud of. Those are
the Honorable H. P. Baldwin or the
Honorable A. N. Kepoikai. These
are the only satisfactory nimes of
which Maui shall ever be proud of its
motto. "O Maui no ka oi."
Therefore ye Maui boys select from
these two and who ever we shall
agree upon shall be the candidate
from Maui for whom we shall fight
for the office of Governor.
Yours Humble Servant.
., CHAS. K. MAKEKAU.
B Maul B O Wal Ka Inoa Mono
Kiaaina No Ke Terltore O
Lahi ina, Maui, II. T., June 29, 1905.
I ka Lunahoopnuopono o ka Maui
News, Aloha oe: Oluoiu mai i kekahi
wahi kaawale o kau Pepa no ke ku
kulu manao maluna ae, i, hooipo pu
ai au me na keiki o Maui ma keia ni
nau. I ka imi pono ana a kou noonoo
i ka pane kupouo no keia ninau, ua
haaheo au ke puana ae, he elua wale
iho no inoa kupono e haahoo mau ai
oe e Maui. 1
Oia hoi ka H n. H. P. Baldwin ai
oleia o ka mea lanohano A. N. Ke
poikai, O keia 'ale iho la no na inoa
kupono e haahe mai oe e Maui ma
luna o kou mote ' O raaui no ka oi.
Nolaila, e na 'reiki o Maui e wae
mai waetfa ae o k la nei a o kakou e
hooholo ai, oia iho la ka moho a na
keiki o Maui e oni ai no ke kulana
CHAS. K. MAKEKAU.
Men Endorsed For County Jobs
The Oahu Board of Supervisors
held another meeting big In the
Hall of Representatives. Superint
endent of Public Works C. S. Hol
loway will be present and matters
to be transferred from his depart
ment to the County will be discussed.
The finance committee of the
Board of Supervisor, appointed at
last nights meeting, consisting of
H. T. Voore and and E. R. Adams
were busy today obtaining from the
various County officers estimatea at
to their running expenses. They
were in consultation with County
Treasurer Trent during the fore
noon. The County Committee held a
meeting at noon at Republican
headquarters to consider applica
tions for positions under the Count) .
The business ' was not completed.
As to some of the offices it is not yet
certain that they will exist.
Eugene Buffandeau was endorsed
for assistant to the County Clerk
and AI Moore was endorsed as
deputy to the County Auditor.
Still They Come.
In the six months ending February
28th, more than 400,000 immigrants
arrived in United States ports. Of
this number some 84,000 were Rus
sians. In April, more than 3,000
immigrants landed from one steamer
in New York; and in the same
month 12,000 came in one day at
the same port. Immigrants, or
sprung from immigrants, all of us,
we must all hope that the country
can assimilate to its advantage,
these newcomers.-Everybody's Mag.
Want Principal to be Removed.
HONOLULU, July 3. The Board
of Education beld a meeting this
morning and attended to a number
of teachers changes and other mat
ters. Among the business taken up
was a petition from Hana school, on
the grouud that the present incum
bent is not competent; The pet'tion
sets forth that several families had
left the district because they could
not send their children to school. It
is claimed that the principal is de
ficient in knowledge of the English
Coffee, Bananas, Pineapples.
San Francisco June 11. Guate
mala and Mexican, prime to fancy
washed, ll(W)14e; strictly good
washed, , 101llc; inferior to fair,
6J(3,93c; good to prime washed and
unwashed Peaberry. 9i12c; good
to superior unwashed, 9J10c; Ha
waiian prime to fancy, lll14c; fair
togood, 9lljc; 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 7c Cordova 10rt13c.
Bananas, per bunch, Hawaiian, $1.
1 75; Bluetields, $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 to size; Seedings, 1.151.00
Lemons, 1.002.50; Limes, 4.4.50
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" Oh 1 He didn't need to be spurred
on." Philadelphia Ledger.
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