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THE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1905
CHARLES CLARK MUNN
Copyright, 1900, by Lee A Bhepard
Chapters I aiul 1 1 Uncle Terry is the
keeper of the Cape liiclit on Soutliport
island. He has an adopted daughter
Jelly (Ivtelka,) grown to womanhood,
who was rescued when a babe from the
wreck of the Norwegian ship Peterson.
C. Ill Albert and Alice Page are two or
phans with a heritage of debt, living in
the villaire of Sandifate. Albert is a col
lege graduate, and through the influence
ot bis chuui, Irank Nason, gets a post
tion in the law office of "Old Nick" Frye
C. IV Krye is a scoundrel and is the at'
torney for Frank's father, a wealthy Bos
ton merchant. He wants Albert to keep
up his intimacy with Frank, who has a
yacht, plenty of money and nothing to
do but amuse tiimselt. z, V. in an even
ing's outing with Frank, Albert fritters
away f2o. At the same time Alice is
walking four miles a day to teach school
and supporting herself and Aunt Susan.
C. VI. At the same time Alice is walk
ing four miles a day to teach school and
supporting herself and Aunt Susan. Frye
increases Albert's pay from $ 75 to $ 175 a
month as a bribe to spy upon the reasons.
C. VII and VIII. Albert tells Frank of
his debts, Alice's struggles and his dislike
of expensive follies. Frank confesses his
disgust with an idle life and induces his
father to make Albert his attorney in
place of Frye.
I A 1LBERT tried to find some
I xJ plausible excuse for leaving
Frye. He did not want to
Igygl niake an enemy of him, and
more especially now that he was to
succeed him as John Nuson's legal ad
viser. It was while perplexed with
the situation and trying to sorve It that
it solved itself.
Frye was out, and Albert was, as he
had been for three days, thinking bow
to escape, when a red faced and rather
bellicose sort of man came In And In
quired for Frye.
"My name is Staples," he said, "and
I've got a lawsuit on my hands. I've
laid the facts before your partner, I
"Then why did Frye tell me X had a
s-poso, but I thought I'd Just drop In
and give him a few pointers that might
help my case."
"What Is your case?" asked Albert,
a little amused at being taken for
Frye's partner. 1
'Waal, the facts are," replied Staples,
"I've had to sue a miserable whelp In
self defense. I live In Lyunfleld. If s
a small place about ten miles out, an'
last spring I bought the good will,
stock In trade and all of a man by the
name of Hunt, who wait in the meat
business. He signed a paper, too,
agreeln' not to engage Id the business
In or within ten miles o' Lynnfleld for
a period o' five years, and a mouth ago
be opened a shop almost 'cross the
street from me and is cuttln' my
prices right and left."
"And you are bringing an action for
breach of contract?" Interposed Albert,
thinking to have a little fun at the
expense of his caller.
"I'm a-suln' him for $10,000 damage.
If t lint's what you menu," replied the
belligerent Staples. "I won't get it
all, but then, as your partner said, we
may get more than if we sued for less."
Albert smiled. "And so you are bas
ing your suit on this signed ugreeincnt,
are yoixT' he said. "Well, you might
as well stop Just now, for you have no
rase In law, though no doubt a good
one In Justice,"
"But the agreement Is all signed and
witnessed," exclaimed Staples, "and
Mr. Fiye said I had good reason to
bring suit, and I've paid him 200 on
account to do It"
"That may be," said Albert realiz
ing he had put his foot in It, so to
speak, "and perhaps you have otuer
grounds to base a suit for damages on,
but as for the agreement this man
Hunt signed, It's of no value what
ever." Then why did Frye tell me I bad a
good case and take my money V gasped
the Irate Staples.
"That I can't say," replied Albert,
foreseeing the rumpus he bad started.
"You'd better come tomorrow and have
a talk with htm. He may have seen
some loophole for you to win out
through that I do not see, but so far
as your agreement goes, It's not worth
the paper It's written on."
When Staples bad departed It dawn
ed upon Alburt that be bad uninten
tionally paved the way for bis own es
cape from Fry. "I'll stay away to
v morrow," be said to bimaulf,' "and let
pttiuKa bifl work apd-Vn '
tuc mevitaoie storm tnat 1 DuTO Bran-
When, two days Inter, he purposely
reached the ofliee late Ftye did not
even bid him good morning.
"Where were you yesterday ?" he said
eurtly as Albert entered.
"I was availing myself of your ex
press wish that I cultivate young Na
son," was the answer. "We went to
Beverly to see to the housing In of his
yacht for the winter."
"And what did you say to Mr. Sta
ples the day before, I would like to
know?" continued Frye In a sneering
tone. "He has retained me for an ac
tion for breneh of contract, and you
have told him he hnd no grounds for
suit. life came in yesterday, mad as a
wet hen, and wanted his money buck.
Are you a fool?"
"Maybe I am," replied Albert, trying
hard to keep cool, "but I do not care
to be told of it Mr. Staples explained
his case to me, and I inadvertently told
hlra that the agreement ho held was of
no value In law, which is the truth."
"And what has that to do with it?"
said Frye, with biting sarcasm. "I
didn't hire you to tell' the truth and
lose me a paying client. If that is
your Idea of law practice you had bet
ter go buck to Sundgate and hoe corn
for a living. You have made a mess
of It now and lost me several hundred
dollars in fees."
Albert had remained standing
through all this tirade and looking
squarely at his irate employer.
"You need not say any more," he put
in when Frye hud paused for breath.
"If you will further oblige me with a
check for the small balance due mc 1
will not again upset your plans. You
need not" he added, feeling himself
blush, "consider that you owe me any
part of the increase you recently prom
ised. I do not want It."
For a few minutes the two looked at
each other, and then Frye weakened.
"You are foolish,", ho said In a modi-
fled tone, "to act bo hastily. Perhaps
I have spoken rather rudely, but you
must admit you gave me provocation,
Do not throw away a good chance for
a few hasty words."
"I do not care to dlsctiBS it," answer
ed Albert firmly. "The role of private
detective that you want me to assume
is not to my taste anyway, and your
words have convinced me we can never
get along together. I will not remain
longer on any terms."
"And what will you do now?" sneer
ed Frye, a sinister look entering his
yellow eyes. "Steal or starve?"
"Neither," replied Albert defiantly.
'Til go back to Sandgate and hoe corn
Frye's arrogance melted, and as be
turned and began to play with a paper
cutter he said meekly:
"Come, Mr. Page, overlook It all. I
spoke too hastily, and I apologize."
"Will you oblige me with the small
balance doe me today," asked Albert,
"or shall I call again for it?"
"And if we part company now," mut
tered Frye, "what am I to expect? Are
you to be a friend or an enemy?"
"If you refer to yonr scheme to
blackmail John Nason," replied Albert
resolutely and not mincing words, "I
am too ashamed to think I ever lis
tened to your proposals to even speak
It was a bard blow and made Frye
wince, for It was the first time he bad
ever been openly called a villain, but
be made no protest Instead, he si
lently wrote a check for Albert's due
and handed It to him.
"I am much obliged, Mr. Frye. Good
morning, sir," said Albert In a chilly
tone, and putting on bis bat he left
In a week Albert had his office fitted
up, and then he presented himself to
John Nason, and after that be not only
bad all the responsibility thrust upon
him that be was able to assume, but
be no longer felt himself In the posi
tion of a menial. To one of his proud
spirit It meant self respect life and
OR a month after Albert had
gone away and Alice had be
gun teaching they were the
subject of much after church
and sewing circle talk.
"If Alice could only git married
now," observed Mrs. Mears, who was
perhaps the leader among the gossips
In Sandgate, "It 'ud be the most fort
nit thing that could happen, but she
holds her bead pcrty middlin' high for
a poor girl, which p'raps Is nut'ral, she
comln' from one o' the oldest families.
They say there wa'n't not h In' left to
either on 'em when the Wldder Page
died, an' the wonder Is how she man
aged to git along as well as she did."
The vexations of an effort to pound
the rudiments of an education into
the beads of two dozen or so barefoot
ed boys and girls that comprised her
charge were far leas bard to bear than
the desolation of a home bereft Of
mother and brother. Occasionally
some one of the neighbors would drop
in of an evening or one or two of her
girl friends come and stay all night
On Sundays she was, as she always
had been, a regular' attendant at the
village church, where she formed one
of the choir.
She was like a flower herself, not
only In looks, but in delicacy of feeling
and aentimeat and her sweet face,
sheltered by a mourning bat on Sun
day at church, was a magnet that drew
the eyea of many a village swain. Th
days and weeks of her new life as a
teacher passed In uneventful proces
sion until one by one the lea res bad
fallen from the two big elm trees In
front of the desolate home, the mead
ows were but level fields of snow, and
Christmas was only two weeks away.
Then she received a letter from the
absent broUier that caused ber heart
to beat With ,unusual excitement. It
Dear Sis-Three weeka ajfo I received a
moat flattering prtpuait) fnjan ' r
npss and ale-o the chance to accept any
thing else that came my way. I have
a nice omoe now In a block he owns and
am so busy I do not flud time to write to
you even. It an opening of a lifetime,
and I owe It mainly te Prank. Now I am
o homesick I am coming up to spend
Chiiatmaa with yeu, and I've Invited
Frank to come also. We shall be op the
day before and stay till the Monday aft
er. Frank ha done eo much for me that
I want to entertain him In the beat way
possible. He knows absolutely nothing
about country life, and It may be dull for
him, but he seems desirous of coming, and
so I want you to help me to make It
cheerful for him. To be candid, sis. I
think the chance te see you, whom he
has heard me say so much about. Is the
real loadstone. I lnloe a bit of paper,
and I want you to use It all In any way
It was a check for f 100.
It was not strange that at school next
day Alice's thoughts were not on the
recitations, and when one boy spelled
beauty "b-o-o-t-l-" and raised a laugh
she did not understand why it was.
That night Alios said to Aunt Susan:
Do you thrnk, auntie, we could man
age bet wee as to make up some sort
of a pretty bo nee dress? Of course I
must wear black when I go out but It
would be no harm to wear something
brighter at borne, I could get some
delicate gray cashmere, and Mrs. Slo
per can cut and fit It and yon and I
can make it evenings. I want a sort
of house gown trimmed with satin.
wish I da rod to have a new bat for
church, with a little color In It my
mourning bonnet makes me look so old
but I am afraid people would talk."
But how the days dragged, and bow
many times she counted them to sea
how many more were to pass ere that
dearly beloved brother was to arrive!
And what sort of a looking fellow was
this Frank? she wondered. She hoped
he was tall and dark, not too tall, but
good and stout And bow could she
ever entertain them? She could play
and sing a few pretty ballads and any
number of hymns, but as for conversa
tion she felt herself wholly deficient
Of the world of art, literature and the
drama she knew but little. She bad
read a good many novels. It Is true,
and had seen "Uncle Tom's Cabin,"
"East Lynne" and one or two other
tear moving dramas played In the town
hall, but that was all. She had never
even Journeyed as far as Boston or
New York. "He will think me as green
as the hills around us," she thought
ruefully, "but I can't help It I can
cook some nice things for him to eat
anyhow, and Bert must do the talking,
I wonder If he plays the plana I
nope not for Jf be does I'll not touch
Christmas came on Thursday that
year, and her school was to close for a
week on the Friday before. She bad a
little plan In ber mind, and the last
day of school she called on two of the
big boys to help ber.
"My brother Is coming home to spend
Christmas," she said to them, "and I
want a lot of ground pine to trim up
the bouse. Will you bring me some?"
If there is anything that will touch a
country boy's heart It la to have "teach
er" and especially a young and pretty
teacherask him to go for ground pine,
so it Is needless to say that Alice was
supplied with an ample outfit of that
graceful vine. More than that they
begged for the privilege of helping her
festoon It and when long ropes of It
were draped over the windows and
above the fireplace In the big parlor,
and the hall and dining .room received
the same decoration, the house present
ed a cheerful appearance. The cull
nary department was not neglected
either, and a great store of plea, frost
ed cake and doughnuts was prepared.
"I do not know what I should do
without you. Aunt Susan," the fair
young hostess said the day before the
guests were to arrive. "I couldn't do
this all alone, and I want to give Bert
t TO BX COJTTI3T7XD.J j
Secretary TaJt's Speech.
HONOLULU, June 14. The
scene at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel
at 2 o'clock this afternoon when,
after luncheon Secretary Taft rose
to respond to the toast of "The Pre
stdent of the United States," was
one well worthy of the brush of an
"The toast to the health of the
President of the United States is
one to which I can respond with a
great deal of satisfaction," said Se
cretary Taft, after the cheers that
greeted his rising had died away.
"I feel that I have much to do in
representing him here in Hawaii
for I know that nothing would give
him greater pleasure than to visit
Hawaii and the Philippines himself.
So great indeed Is his desire to do
so that though he could not come
himself, he sent a member of his
The reference to Miss Alice Roose
velt was received with uproarious
applause and she smiled gaily across
the table at the Secretary of war.
"And here I would like to add,"
said the Secretary of war, "that
for straightforwardness and strenu
ousness the President is well repre
sented by Miss Roosevelt. All
of us who have traveled with her
There was a ripple of laughter in
which Miss Roosevelt joined and the
speech went on.
"If ever you people of Hawaii had
a chance to got what jou want, you
have it now," said Secretary Taft.
"We have with v ovejj T,Tnited
are the treaty makers and I don't
mind telling you that the senators
never think of making a treaty with
out first consulting their wives.
Then we have with us twenty-three
of what they call the 'Lower House'
and they have their wives. Just
get talking to the wives, you Deople
of Honolulu and your wives, and
there is no doubt that you can get
everything that you want. Here
we have the chairman of the Ways
and Veans Committee, the chairman
of the Committee on Merchant
Marine, the chairman of the Juter
state Commerce Committee, the
chairman of the Nav.M Committee,
and also the chairman of the Commi
ttee on Insular Affairs. What more
could you want?
"Ladies and gentlemen, it is your
duty to impress on these people the
fact that as much money should be
spent on the improvement of these isl
ands as goes out from them."
The crucical question which has
been bothering many people in Ha
waii was dealt with in just the terms
that went home to every listener and
a rousing cheer followed Taft's words,
"Fortifications are certainly need
ed in Hawaii," continued the secre
tary. "Because I know nothing a
bout such matters, I was chosen
chairman of a committee on fortifica
tions. It will report in November,
and I can say that we are going to
recommend that there be forts in the
Hawaiian islands. The Congress uf
the United Ssates has already appro
priated $400,000 for the improvement
of Honolulu harbor. The slowness
with which the magnificent vessel on
which we came this morning entered!
the harbor and docked convinced toe
senators and representatives and
their wives- of the need that some
work be done at once. We don't like,
moreover to be told that we must
leave at half past five this afternoon,
lest the steamer run into a mud
"There is also a need of public
buildings here, and certainly . they
should be provided."
Continuing, Secretary Talt made
the suggestion that a department of
island affairs to specially look after
the affairs of the Hawaiian Islands,
the Philippines, etc., should be es
tablished at Washington, and that it
would be advisable for Hawaiians to
work for the creation of a bureau.
"Seriously speaking" said the secre
tary, breaking away from the vein of
humor which characterized most of
his speach, there is one change that
might profitable be made in the hand
ling of island affairs iu Washington.
All such affairs might be united in
oue bureau, to look after the busi
ness of Ihe Hawaiian Islands, the
Philippines, Alaska and Porto Rico.
Without such a bureau the affairs of
the islands can scarcely receive the
attention due them. It would be a
good thing to throw all the work of
this nature int,o a bureau of island
affairs, to which ail information re
garding the islands might be referred
and from which Congress might re
ceive such information.
Returning to the semi-humurous
vein which marked all his address,
Secretary Taft suggested that Ho
nolulans "work" the senators and
congressmen, and their wives and se
cure the creation of some such bureau
as he had suggested.
Secretary Taft concluded with re
newed thanks for the warmth of the
reception that had been given to
himself and party by the citizens of
To Reserve Forest Lands.
HONOLULU, July 13. A Public
hearing on the question of the reser
vation of the forest lands between
the lava flow of 1855 and the Hilo
Hamakua district boundary line has
been called by Governor Atkinson,
acting under Chapter 28 of the Re
vised Laws of Hawaii.
The section proposed for the re
serve will include a large tract of
land in the upper heights of Hawaii
which now act as a reservoir for a
vast amount of water. A heavy
forest of koa covers the land.
The meeting is called for Wednes
day July 19 at the office of the
Board of Agriculture and Forestery,
King street, when any person having
opinions on the ad visibility, or other
wise, of constituting the reserve
will be heard.
The calling of the meeting is rath
er a pro forma matter as in the
different cases previously disposed
of there has been no protest against
Great Author: Waiter, this steak
is us tough as leather."
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Coffee, Bananas, Pineapples.
San Francisco July 8. Guate
mala and Mexican, prime to tancy
washed, 10Jllc; strictly good
washed, 101llc; Inferior to fair,
6J9Jc; good to prime washed and
unwashed Peaberry. 9illjcj good
to superior unwashed, 910c; Ha
waiian prime to fancy, llj14c; fair
to good, 9lUc; Peaberry, 1012.
New York, April 7. The market
for Coffee futures opened steady at
unchanged prices. Total sales, 21,500
bags. September, 6:75(6.80 De
cember, 7:05 March 7:25.
Coffee Spot Rio. Steady, Mild,
Bananas, per bunch, Hawaiian, II
$1 75; Bluetields, tl 502 50; Pine
apples, per doz. Hawaiian 1.50(a)
3.00 Mexican, Nominal. Oranges
Per box: Navels, fancy, 3.003.50
Lemons, 3.05 Limes, 67.
A certain office-boy was wont to
appear at bis employer s office with
a very dirty face. One morning be
appeared with the remaius of a
breakfast round bis mouth. The iu
nior clerk with an eye to business.
said, "I bet you sixpence I can tell
you what you had. for breakfast this
"Done I" said the office-boy.
"It was eggs," triumphantly re
plied the clerk.
"Wrong," suid the boy; "wot you see
on my mouth is yesterday s.
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