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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1905
CHARLES CLARK MUNN
Copyright, 1000, by lo ft Shopard
Chnpters i nnrl n Undo Terry is the
keeper uf the Cape lilit on SuutlipoH
island. He hns an adopted tinuijliter
Telly (Ktelka,) j;rowtl tr woihanliood,
who was rescued when a babe from the
wreck of the Norwegian ship Peterson.
C. Ill Albert and Alice I'ngc are two or
phans with a heritage of debt, living in
the village of Sanilkjitte. Albert is a col
lege graduate, and through the influence
of his chum, l-'rank Xasun, gets a posi
tion in the law office of "Old Nick" l-'rye
C. IV l-'rye is a scoundrel and is the at
torney for Trunk's father, a wealthy Bos
ton merchant. lie wants Albert to keep
up his intimacy with Frank, who has a
yacht, plenty of money and nothing to
do but amuse himself. C. V. In an even
ing's outing with I-'rank, Albert fritters
away $io. At the snme time Alice is
walking four miles a day to teach school
and supporting herself ami 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 J75 to f 175 a
month as a bribe to spy upon the Nasons.
C. VII and VIII. Albert tells Frank of
his debts, Alice's struggles and his dislike
of expensive follies, i-'rank confesses his
disgust with an idle life and induces us
fatlier to make Albert his attorney in
place of Frye. IX and X Albert has
2,500 a year to attend to Nason's affairs,
lie takes Frank to his village home for
Christmas, with an inevitable result that
his friend is smitten with Alice. XII
Frank is delighted with the country holi
day of sleighrides and skating. Alice
keeps him at a distauce and tells her
brother that his chum ought to work for
a living. XIII and XIV A notice ap
pears in the papers calling for the heirs
of Kric l'eterson of Stockholm, whose
son and his wife and child were wrecked
on the Maine coast. Frye is the attorney.
Uncle Terry goes to Boston and after tell
ing his story in full gives Frye $200 to
recover the estate for Telly. XV. and
XVI. Frank takes a hint from Alice and
studies law. Albert plans a summer va
cation trip to his home for himself and
chum. Alice resolves not to fall in love
with the city chap according to the plot
XVII and XVIII Alice avoids meeting
F'rank alone. However, he scatters tips
so freely among the villagers that gossips
set nim down as a millionaire courting
the pretty schoolma'am. XIX and XX
Frank's yacht, Gypsy, lands ou South
port island. Albert gets lost and the
yacht sails without him. He falls iu with
Uncle Terry, meets Telly, of course, and
learns the story of the inheritance.
XXI. Albert returns to the Yacht, con
fessing that he has fallen iu love with a
. beach girl.
IT was nearly noon when Albert
loft the yncht. Tie had ex
changed his bedraggled yacht
ing suit for a neat gray one.
and with a small satchel, his sketch
book and a box of choice Ilavanus for
Uncle Terry he rowed ashore. For
three hours the Gypsy had been the
cynosure of all the. Cape eyes, old or
young, for a bandsomo 200 ton yacht
was a novelty In their little harbor.
When she steamed slowly out, with
Frank and his companions, In natty
white duck suits, grouped on her stern,
she was a pretty sight, . and as she
eleured the narrow entrance the crew
fired three guns and dipped her flag
In honor of Albert, and then he picked
his way over the rocks to the light
house. Uncle Terry had not returned
from hnullng his lobster traps, and
Aunt Llssy and Telly mot him at the
door. It Is likely that his being on" of
the yachting party Impressed tliei.t u
little, for tlioy wore both d-.v.isod in
their best He was Invited in. and
then Aunt Ussy said, "I'lease e:;cui
me, fer I have dinner to git. an' Telly
will entertain ye."
"And show rce her pictures, I hotje,"
put In Albert, with his most per.-uir.sive
It was an awkward position for Tel
ly and one that she hud never before
been called upon to fill. Rather shy
naturally, and her sole actpiatntnucc
with the usages of society limited to
the few people among whom she had
been brought up, to be culled upon to
entertuln a smartly dressed pud citified
young man was a decidedly new expe
rience. Albert saw her embarrassment
and with true gallantry at once set
about muklng ber feel at ease.
"I'lease do not feel that you must try
to entertain me, Miss Terry," he said.
"Only show me your pictures and tell
me about them."
"I am almost ashamed to," she re
plied timidly. "Father says you are an
"Oh, no, Miss Terry!" exclaimed Al
bert quickly. "He misunderstood me.
I only sketch a little and once In awhile
make an effort to put a sketch that Is
of Interest on canvas. All I can tell Is
when one looks lifelike. For instance,"
pointing to It, "that shipwreck scene.
It is wonderfully well done. Did you
paint It .from a real wreck?"
Telly colored. "No, sir," she answer
ed, "that was all done from father's de
scription of a wreck thut took place oil
the point one winter wheu I was a
buby." Then, as If to check further
questions, she stepped to a closet,
brought him a small unfrarned picture
and added, "There la one I have Just
It wa a view of a tall clitf with a
low shelf of rock at its base, over which
the waves were breaking. Albert rec
ognized it at once. "Why, thut Is the
very point," ho exclulmed, "thut I was
sketching yesterday when my bout
drifted away. Did you pulnt It from a
broad Cut rock on the west side of the
cuvel" .. . ...
"Oh, yes, Ihut la the spot," replied
Telly, looking pleased. "It Is sliudy
there, and I used to row up and paint
In the afternoon. It Is strange you
went to Hie snme place. Father told
mo about finding you," she said, "and
that, you were turned around. You
must have had a hard tramp, for it's
all of two miles from w here you were
to this cove, and an awful tangle all
the way, he said."
"I was decidedly turned when ho
enmn to my rest-no." Albert replied,
"nnd the sun seemed to bo setting In
the east. It wnR very kind of your fa
ther to take care of me the way ho has,
and I shall never forget it."
It Is not Hard for two young people
of opposite sex to got acquainted when
each desires to entertain the other and
they have at least one well defined
taste in common. Albert did not talk
much, but adroitly Induced Telly to (In
most of it In the hour they passed
together ho discovered that two im
pulses were nearest hot1 heart the first
and strongest her devotion to Uncle
Terry, and after thnt a desire to paint.
"I do not ever hope to do much," she
admitted rather pathetically. "I never
have taken lessons and maybe never
shall. I would not think of asking fa
ther to let me go away, nnd all I can
do Is to work blindly. I often sit for
hours trying to put things I see on can
vas, only to fail utterly and begin all
over again. I should not mind it If I
could see that I made any progress, but
I do not. I can't let it alone, though,
for the most happy hours I have are
when I'm painting."
"You certainly have perseverance,"
responded A11ert encouragingly, "and
the pictures you have shown me seem
very lifelike. I wish I could do as
well. You have done good work for
one self taught as you arc, and you
hare no reason to be discouraged."
Then Uncle Terry came In and an
nounced dinner. It was rather a state
affair for the Terry household, and the
table bore their best dinner service,
with a vase of flowers in the center.
"I hope ye feel hungry," said Uncle
Terry as he possed a well filled plate
to Albert, "fer we live plain, an' It's
good appetite as makes good vlttles. I
s'poso ye are used to purty high llvln'."
"Whatever tastes good Is good," re
plied Albert, and, turning to Aunt Lis
sy, he added, "This fried lobster bouts
anything I have tasted for a long
When the meul was over he handed
the box of cigars he hud brought to his
host with the rcmurk, "I'lease accept
these, Mr. Terry, and when you smoke
them think of the forlorn fellow you
found by the waysldo."
"I've got to leave ye to the tender
marcies of the wluimin folks," said Un
cle Terry, nftor thanking Albert, "for
I've got work to do, and tonight we'll
have a visit. I hope you'll be wlllin
to stay with us a day or two," he added,
"an", tomorrow I'll take ye out fishln'."
"I will stay until tomorrow, thank
you," replied Albert.
"I should like to row up to where I
was left boatless yesterday," be said
to Telly after Uncle Terry had gone,
"and finish the sketch. I began and also
try to find the cushions I dropped in
the woods. May I ask you to go too?"
"I should be glad to If mother can
spare me," she answered.
When he rowed out of the little har
bor where be had left his bout Telly
sat In the stern hording the tiller ropes
and shading her wlmwme face was the
same broad sun hat be had seen on the
rock beside her the evening before. It
was a long four mile pull, but be was
unconscious of It, and when he helped
his companion out and secured the boat
he suid: "Now, I am going to ask a
favor of you. Miss Terry. I want you
to stand In Just the position I first saw
you and let mo make a sketch of you.
You were leaning on a rock and resting
your head on one hand."
Telly looked puzzled.
"You did not know I saw you out on
the point last evening, did you?" he
added, smiling. "I stood and looked at
you for five minutes and then walked
away. I did not know who you were
then or that I should meet you later,
if I had I would not have been eo
.The color came to Telly's face at
3is evident admiration, but she did uot
ty no to his proposal, and stood pa
tiently In the position he wished while
be mude the sketch. "There," ho ex
claimed when It was finished, "I shall
transfer that to canvas when I go buck,
ud whenever I look at it I shall recall
this day u nd you."
"Will you need the picture for thut?"
ihe replied with a smile.
"That sounded like Alice," he said,
and added hastily, "Alice Is my only
sister, und I think more of her than of
any other woman living."
Telly sat 011 tho boat's cushions In a
shady nook and watched Albert finish
his sketch and then listened to his
tulk. He told her till about his home
und sister and Frank as well. In a
11 1 .. it ; - '
n. 1. r. .r- - -
"Draw youru'lf as huldinj thi our."
way thoy exchanged n pood deal or
personal history of Interest to each
other. Then they gathered flowers, and
it.!y Insisted on decorating the boat.
iV'.u'ii it was done she wanted him to
in.ike a sk Mi of It for her. "Iruw
yourself as holding the oars." she said,
"and 1 will try to paint a picture from
1 he sketch to remember yon by." she
.'tilled wiili a smile.
'1 hen. as the sun was getting low,
I hey stnrte.l for home. The breeze hail
vanished end the sea was like Klass.
Only the ling ground swells barely
lifted their boat nnd made the shad
ows of the trees along the shore wave
in fantastic undulations. When they
reached tlit-Cnpe Telly said: "You had
belter go .iroiind to the cove where la
ther keeps his boats. It's n.-arer t 1
the house, and there Is a Hoi't there
where you can pull yotir hot-.t mil."
She wnitetl 11 1 1 1 i I he l:;-d done s i. !unl
then stoopt-l and seli-eted 11 lev of the
flowers with which they bad tt-i-Uetl
the boat. "I nm goins to paint tliein,''
she said quietly as she turned and fol
lowed Albert up to the house.
NCLE TEKHY and Albei t had
Just seated themselves oil the
point that evening when Tel
ly came out with a thick gray
shawl and wrapped It around her fa
ther's shoulders. "It's a little chilly to
night," she said, "ami I think you need
it." Then, turning to Albert, she
added, "Wouldn't you like one, too,
"I would, thank you," he answered,
"If you have another to spare."
He would have answered yes If she
had asked Mm to put on woolen mit
tens. She returned to the house nnd
came back, this time bearing 11 white
eephyr wrap, and handed It to Albert.
"I will bid you good night now," she
said, "for I presume you will sit here
long after bedtime."
Uncle Terry's eyes followed her back
to the house, and then bo turned to
I s'pose ye'd rather be talkin' to
Telly than me out here In the moon
light," he said bluntly, "now that ye'vo
got a little acquainted. It's the way
o' young folks."
"I've hud a very pleasant visit with
your daughter this afternoon," re
sponded Albert "She was good enough
to go with me to where I got left yes
terday. I wanted to finish the sketch
I began there." Uncle Terry made no
answer, but sat pulling away at one
of the cigars Albert had given him.
"Mr. Page," said Uncle Terry at
last, "I've worried a good deal since
Inst night 'bout what ye told me, an
I've made up my mind to tell ye the
hull story an trust ye with whut.no
one else knows. To begin with, It's
nineteen years ago last March when
thar war a vessel got afoul o' a ledge
Jest off'n the p'lnt here In a snowstorm
an' all hand's went down that Is, all
but a little yearlia' baby that cum
ashore tied up 'tween two feather
beds. I fished her out o' the surf, an'
Llssy an me has taken care on ber
ever since, an' today she's worth a
thousand times more'n she cost How
much she thinks o me I'll let ye Jedge
by the way she thought 'bout my
comfort tonight There was. a few
trinkets camt ashore with her picturs
o' her father an mother, we knew, an'
a' locket an' ring an' some other things
so we knowed her name an' whar
she cum from.
"Since then we have never hoard a
word from no one.regardin' her people,
or whether any was llvln', till last win
ter I cum across a notice In a paper
Bayln' Information was wanted 'bout
an' heir to an estate In Sweden, an' tell
In' facts that made me sure Telly was
the one wanted. The notice was sjgned
by that lawyer, Frye, that I asked ye
'bout, an' I went to see him. Ho want
ed proofs nn all thut an' I gave 'em
to. him, an', wussen that be wanted
money, an' I gave thnt to him. He's
kep' askln' fer money ever since, on' I,
like a fool, kep' sendln It In hopes If
Telly had anything comin' she'd git
her dues. I've sent him the locket an'
things that belonged to her, an' all
I've got eo fur is letters askin' fer
more money an' tellin' 'bout expenses
an' evidence an' witnesses' fees an'
bonds to be filed. Uissy an' Telly
know 'bout the case, but they don't
know how much money I've paid out
an' I don't want they should. Thut's
the hull story, an' now us ye' re a law
yer, an' I b'lieve an honest one, I ask
ye what's best to be done.
"I see now, Mr. Terry, why you dis
trust lawyers, and I do not wonder at
It. To the best of my belief, you have
been- swindled in the most outrageous
niuuner by Frye. He no doubt Is act
ing for some law firm who huve In
structed him to find an heir. If there
Is one, to this estate, and they would
naturally advance all expense money
Do you know the vessel's name, where
she sailed from and who her muster
"She was a square rigger, an' the
master's uume was l'eterson. In the
newspaper piece the mime was Nells
Peterson, who cum from Stockholm,'
unswereil Undo Terry. "I've got it In
my wallet now, au' ou the locket was
the letters E. P., an' 011 a piece o' paper
thut was pinned to the baby's dress
wus the name Utelku l'eterson.
"And did you send these proofs to
Frye?" asked Albert quickly.
"I. sent 'em six mouths ago," wus the
reply, "an' I've Jest 'bout made up my
mind I was a fool to V done it, au' a
bigger ouo to keep sendln' money."
' "It would huvo been all right," an
swered Albert after a pause, "if you
had put them into au honest man's
ha mis. As it is you are lame In fait,
utterly at the mercy of Frye, who is
robbing you." Then, after thinking a
moment, he added: "I will gludly do
what I can to help you, Mr. Terry,
and at no cost to you for my own serv
ices. The first step must be to get
possession of these muteriul proofs, the
next to find what firm has employed
Frye. We aro helpless until we get
UOfc4Cf5UU of Utyse proofs."
"Ain't my word an' l.isr fts to
savin' the baby no 'count?" nskod
Very good, so far ns it goes, but
really no proof that the child you
saved is the one wanted for this In
heritance. In the matter of a legacy
the law Is very exacting and demands
ibsolule proof. No, the only way Is
use duplicity nnd trick Frye or ask
him to name his price and pay it, and
ns the estate may' be large Ids price
will naturally be extortionate."
Mbert thought a moment and then
added. "Has Frye ever written you
admitting ho has received or has thrtse
proofs in his possession?"
'Not n word." answered Uncle Ter
ry. All ho writes is: lour case is
progressing favorably. I need so much
more money,' an' I send it an' lay
'wake nights worryln'."
'How long since he has sent for
money?" asked Albert.
' T.out a month, I reckon," replied
"I confess, Mr. Terry, I am stump
After a pause Albert nskod Uncle
"How does your I mean, how does
Telly feel about this matter, Mr. Ter
ry, for I suppose she knows the story?"
"That's suthln' I hate to talk 'bout
but os yo'ro likely to see more o' us
an' more o' Telly It's better ye know it
all. When she was 'bout ton we told
her the story an' showed her the
things we'd kep' locked up. She didn't
seem to mind it then, but as she's grow-
ed older It sorter shudders her life, os
It wore. We used to ketch her lookin'
at the things once In awhile an' cryln'.
When I sent 'em to Uoston she took on
a good deal an' ain't been the same
sence. We try to keep her from think
In' 'bout It all we can, but she's curis
In her ways, an' I've thought she wns
kinder 'shamed, an' mebbe broodlu'
over it makes it wuss."
"You do not luonn that you fear she
would make away with herself In a fit
of melancholy, do you?"
"I dunno what to think," was the an
swer, "only I hate to have her out o'
sight much, an the more lovln' she Is
the more I worry."
"One thing pleuso promise me," said
Albert when thoy hud started for the
bouse, "do not hint either to her or
your wife that you have told me any
thing about this matter. I will do all
that can be done nnd consult only with
you In private."
To be continued.
Road Boards May Be Out Of
HONOLULU, Aug. 25. Another
peculiar legal entanglemeut growing
out of the change to county govern
ment has developed as a result of the
supervisors' investigations, through
County Attorney Douthitt, . of the
matter of rights of the supervisors
and the Territorial district road
tnards. Douthitt's investigations
this morning indicated that the road
boards had been going on disbursing
money after they were legally dead,
and that there are no legal road
boards left at all. Incidentally, the
Honolulu Fire Uommissoneis appear
to be in the same fix
Under the Organic Act both tire
commissioners and road boards are
appointees of the governor, subject
to the approval of tho Senate. "1
was informed on inquiry at the secre
tary's oflice," said Douthitt, "that
no commissions have been issued fr
either fire commissioners or road
supervisors, in this district, since
the adjournment of the legislature,
and that the appointments as made
before the legislature adjourned
were not confirmed. All appoint
ments made before the legislature
adjourned expired on adjournment
unless they were confirmed, so that
unless commissions have been issued
since the offices are vacant."
The , investigation ntarted as a
means of ascertaining what shall be
come of the road funds accumulated
in the Treasury before the County
Act took crtect. It is thought by
some that the County should have a
right to these funds.
Investigation shows that the Terri
torial boards have1 continued to act,
whether they were legal or cot uud
have spent nearly all the money that
was on hand. The supervisors may
claim that what is left is County
money, but this all depends 011 wliat
they are advised is the law.
In the district cf Honolulu on April
20, when tho County Act took effect,
there were Jl.OitS in the road fuud.
If the legal claim that the read
boards were out of existence by rea
son of the failure to confirm appoint
ments is correct, then the expeudi
ture of most of this money, which has
taken place since April 2(1, was
illegal. There is now only 1125 m the
fuud. The same state of affairs ex
ists all over the island. The road
funds have been spent by the boards
Thtfre are balances, however, winch
tho supervisors may claim as county
"Jones says he's between the de
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"My! My! And he's afraid of tire
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