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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1905
1 " ...By...
CHARLES CLARK MVJNN
Chapters i and ii Uncle Terry is tlie
keper of the Cape light on Sotitliport
island. He has an adopted daughter
TUy (Etelka,) grown to womanhood,
who was rescued when a hnbe from the
wreck of the Norwegian ship I'rterson.
C. III--AI1ert and Alice Page are two or
phan with a heritage of debt, living in
tlie 'Village of Sandgate. Albert is a col
lege graduate, and through the influence
of hi chum, Frank Nason, gets a posi
tion in the law office of "Old Nick" Frye
P, IV- Frye 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 hot amuse himself. C. V. In an even
ing's outing with Frank, Albert fritters
away $20. At the same time Alice is
walking four miles a day to teach school
anil supiorting 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 J175 a
month as a brilie to spv upon the Nasons.
C. VII and VIII. Alliert tells Frank of
hia debts, Alice's struggles and his dislike
of expensive follies. Frank confesses his
disgust with an idle life and induces his
father to make Allert his attorney in
place of Frye. IX and X Albert has
J 2, 500 a year to attend to Nason's affairs.
He takes Frank to his village home for
Christinas, 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
keevs him at a distance and tells her
brother that his chum ought to work for
living. XIII and XIV A notice ap
pears in the papers calling for the heirs
of VMo Peterson 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
Frank 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 on South
port island. Albert gets lost and the
yacht sails without him. He falls in 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 in love with a
beach girl. XXII. He goes back to the
Cape and sketches Telly in the pose he
first saw her..
IN the morning Albert followed
Uncle Terry . around the cir
cuit of his lobster traps In the
Gypsy's boat with Telly as a
companion, and watched the old man
bauUng and rebaltlng those elongated
coops : and taking out bis prizes. The
day was a perfect one, the sea Just ruf
fled by a light breeze, and as her first
timidity bad now worn away, he found
Tellyia most charming companion. It
was an-entirely new experience to bim,
and the four hours' pull in and out of
the Island coves and around Isolated
ledges where Uncle Terry set his traps
passed all too quickly.
"Do you know," said Albert when
they bad returned to the little cove
where Uncle Terry kept bis boats and
as be sat watching him pick up bis
morning's catch and toss them one by
one into a large car, "that the flrBt man
who thought of eating a lobster must
bave been almost Starved? Of all crea
tures that grow in the sea there is
none more hideous, and only a hungry
savage could have thought tbem fit for
"They slat - overbanBUm.'V replied
Uncle Terry; "but fried in pork fat
they go mlddln' good if ye're hungry
That afternoon Telly invited Albert
to row her np to a cove, at the bead of
which was a narrow ' valley ' where
blueberries grew in profusion. "I want
to pick a few," she said, "and you can
make a sketch of the cove while I do."
Helping her ' picking . berries proved
more attractive, and ' wben her pall
was full Albert made a picture of "ber
sitting in front of a pretty cluster of
small spruce trees, with the pail be
side ber and ber sun bat trimmed with
"Your city friends will laugh at the
country girl you found down in Maine,1
she remarked 1 as she - looked at '- the
sketch, "but as they will never see me,
I dou't care."
"My friends will never see lt.V he
answered quietly, "only my sister.
And 1 am going to bring ber down
here next summer."
"Tell me about ber," said Telly at
once. "Is she pretty?"
"I think so," replied Albert "She
baa 'eyes like yours, only: ber hair is
not so light She is a petfte little body
and has a 'mouth that makes one want
to kiss ber."
"I should like to see her ever so
much," responded Telly, and then she
added rather sadly, "i're never had 'n
girl friend in my life. There ure only
a few at the Cupe of my use, and I
don't see much of tht-ui. I dou't mind
it in the summer, for then I work ou
wf pictures) but in winter it Is so lotie
-seme. Ifafdays'I do not s-e-any one
'exeeptfather'-and mother or old Mrs
"And who is Mrs. Leach?"
"Oh, she's a pour old soul who lives
alone and works on the flab racks.
She Is worse off than I am."
It was a little glimpse into the girl's
life that Interested Albert and. In the
light of 'what he knew of her history, a
pntlictlc one. Truly she was alone in
the world, except for the two kindly
souls who ntnde a b6me for her.
"You Will go away tomorrow, I sup
pose," she said with a faint tone of
regret 'as they -were rowing home.
"Father said your boat was coming
after you today."
He looked at ber a moment, while a
slight smile showed beneath his mus
tache. "I nppose I shall have to," he
nnawered,' "but I should like to stay
here a month. I've not made a skotch
of your house, even."
"I wish you would," she said wtth
charming Vnndor, "It is so lonesome
here, and then mnybe you would nhow
me a little 'abont painting." '
"Could you endure my company
every day for a month? he asked.
looking her full In the face.
"I don't believe you could endure
ours." she replied, dropping her eyes.
and then she added quickly: "There Is
a prayer meeting tonight at the Cnpe.
Wonld you like to go?"
"Most-certainly," he answered.
Albert had expected to see the Gypsy
In the hftrbor when they returned that
afternoon, but was happily disappoint
ed. - "I hope they will stay at Bar Har
bor a week,", he thought
That evening when Tolly appeared,
ready ' to be escorted to the prayer
meeting, he was certain that no fairer
girl wus to be fdund anywhere.
She was dressed In simple white, her
masses of sunny hair half concealed by
a thin blue affair of loosely knitted
wool and had a clnster of wild roses at
her throat It was a hew and pleas
urable experience td be walking beside
a well dressed young man whose every
look and word bespoke enjoyment of
her Boclcty, and she showed It in her
simple, unaffected way.
That evening's gathering was a unique
one in Albert's experience and the re
ligious observances 'such as he never
forgot The place was a little- square,
unpainted building, and when Telly
and he entered and seated themselves
on one of the wooden suttUes that stood
In rows iiot .over a donen "people were
there. On a small platform in- front
was 'a cotttfge organ and beslde- it
Binnll 'desk: Afcwmore entered nfter
they did, and then a florid faced man
arose and, followed by a short and
stout young lady, walked forward to
the platform. The girl seated herself
at the organ, and the man, after turn
ing up the lamp on the organ, opened
the book of gospel hymns and said In
a nasal tone, "We will naow com
mence our sarvicea by singtn' the Forty
third PBalm, and all are requested to
Use an' Jlne." In the center of the
room hung a large lamp, and two more
on brackets at the side shed a weak
light on the gathering, but 'ho -one
seemed to feel it necessary to look for
the Forty-third selection.
Albert and Telly arose with the rest
and the girl at the organ began to chase
the slow tune up and down the keys.
Then the red faced man started the
singing, a little below the key; and the
congregation followed. Telly's ' voice,
clear and distinct, Joined with the rest
A long prayer, full of halting repeti
tions, by the man at the desk followed,
and then another hymn; and 'after that
came a painful pause. To Albert's
mind It was becoming serious, ' and he
began to wonder bow It would end,
wben there ensued one of the most
weird and yet pathetic prayers be bad
ever listened to. It was uttered by an
old lady, tall, gaunt and white haired,
who arose from the end of a settee
close to the wall and beneath one of
the smoke dimmed lamps. It could not
be classed as a prayer exactly, for
when she began ber utterance she look
ed around as if to find sympathy in the
assembled faces, and ber deep set pierc
ing eyes seemed alight with intense
feeling. At first she grasped the back
of the settee in front with her long,
fleshless fingers, and then later clasped
and finally raised them above her up
turned face, while her body swayed
with the vehemence of her feelings.
Her garb, too, lent a pathos, for it was
naught but a faded calico dress that
bung from ber attenuated frame like
the raiment of a scarecrow. It may
bave been the shadowy room or the
mournful dfrge Of the nearby , ocean
that added, an uncanny touch to her
words and looks, but from the moment
she arose until her utterance ceased Al
bert was spellbound. So peculiar and
yet so pathetic' ; was her prayer it shall
be quoted In full:
"O Lord, I come to thee, k no win'
I'm ' as a worm that crawls on the
afrth: like the dust blown by the
Ulnds, the empty shell on 'the shore,
er the leaves that fall on the ground.
I come poor an' humble. I come hun
gry, an' thirsty, like even the lowliest
0' the alrth. I come an' kneel at thy
"feet bellevin that I, a poor worm o'
the dust will still have thy love an'
pertectlon. I'm old an' weary o' wait-
in'.' I'm humble an' bereft o kin. I'm
sad an' none to comfort me. I eat the
crust o poverty an' drink the cup o'
humility. My pertoctor an' my staff
bave bin taken from me, an' yet fet
all these burdens thou -in thy infinite
wisdom hev'seen fit to lay on me 1
thank thee. Thou hast led my feet
among thorns an' stuns, an' yet ' I
thank thee. Thou bust laid the crone
0' sorrow on my heart an' the burden
o many infirmities Yer me to bear, an'
yet I bless thee,' yea, verily shall my
voice be lifted to glorify an' praise
thee day an' night, for hast thou not
promised me that all who are believer
in thy word shall be saved? Uast thou
not sent thy Son to die on the cross fei
my sake, poor an' humble as I am? An'
fer this, an' fer all thy infinite marcy
an' goodness to me, I praise an' tbank
thee toulgbt, knowin' that not a spar-
rer-falls 'without 'thy kno win' it an'
that ' even the hairs o' our heads are
"I thank tbee, O Lord, fer the son
shine every day, an' the conilu' o' the
birds an' flowers every season. 1
thank thee that my eyes are still per
' mMted to ttee thy. beautiful world, an'
tor ears to bear the aoiucs o' uruise. I
Uimik thee, too, "that with my voice 1
fan glorify an' bless tlioe fer all thy
(.'CMxinoKH.'nn' .for all thy murcy. An'
wben tlifc" il.ty o' judgment comes an'
the dead l'ie up, then I know thou
wilt keep thy promise, ifn' that even I,
poor an humbl", shall live again, jlntn'
those that bare pone before, to sit nt
thy feet an' glorify thee fer life ever
Instin'. Fer this blessed hope, an' fer
all thy other promises, I lift my voice
In gratitude nn' thankfulness nn'
praise to thee, my Heavenly Father, an'
to thy Hon, my Hivleotner, tonlulit an'
tomorrer an' forever an' forever.
To Albert, a student of Voltaire, of
Hume, of mine, and nn admirer of
Ingersoll, a doubter of Scriptural au
thenticity and almost a materialist in
belief, this weird find pltoons utterance
come with peculiar effect.
When the prayer meeting was 0011
eluded with nn oddly spoken benedic
tion by Deacon Oaks, and AlKert and
Telly were on their way back to tli
point. Albert asked:
"Who was the poor old buly that
prayed so fervently? I never heard
anything like It since I was n boy."
"Oh, that's the Widow Lcneh." Telly
responded. "She nhvays nets that way
and feels so, too, I guess. She is an
object of pity hero and very poor
She has ho relation living that she
knows Of, lives alone In 0 small house
she owns and works on the fish racks
summers, and winters has to bo helped.
Her husband and two sons were lost
at sea many years ago, and father says
religion Is all the consolation she has
'Does she alwuys pray us fervently
as she did tonight?"
'Oh, yes; that's her way. Father
says she is a little cracked about such
matters. He pities her, though, and
helps her a good deal, and so does
nfost every one else here who can.
Sho needs at" Then, after a pause,
bhe add&l,' "How did you enjoy the
meeting, Mr. Pugo?"
"Well," replied Albert slowly and
mentally .contrasting It with many Sun
day servfc-es when he had occupied a
pew'wlth the Nnsons at their fashion
able1 church in Boston. "If -tins been an
experieTice I -shall not soon forget In
one way It bos been a pleasure, for it
has taken me back to my young days."
Then be added a little sadly, "It has
.Albert wa spellbound.
also -been a pain, for it recalled my
mother and how she used to pray that I
might grow to bo a good man."
"You are not a bad man, are you?"
responded Telly at once, looking 'curl
busty at blm.
"Oh; no, I hope not," he answered,
smiling. "1 1 try to do as I would be
done by, but rthe good peoplo here
might think I was, maybe, because I
am not a professor of religion. For
that reason I should be classed as one
of the sinners, I presume."
' "Well, so is father, but that doesn't
make him one. Deacon Oaks calls blm
a scoffer,: but I know be trusts blm In
all money -matters, and I think father
Is the best and kindest' man in the
world. ' He has been so good and kind
to me I would almost He down and die
for him If necessary."
"How "do you feel about this mntter
of belief T' Albert asked after a pause.
"Are you what this old lady would
call a believer. Miss Terry?"
"Oh, no,? she replied slowly, "I fear
I am not I always go to meeting Sun
days when tbere is one mother and I
-and once In awhile to the Thursday
evening prayer meeting. I think it's
because I enjoy the singing."
Wben they reached the point Albert
could not restrain his desire to enjoy
the society, of this unaffected, simple
and beautiful girl a little longer. The
moon that Frank had planned to use
was high overhead, and away out over
the still ocean stretched a broadening
path of silvery sheen, while at their
feet, . where the ground swells were
breaking upon the rocks, every splash
of foam looked like snow white wool.
"If it's not asking too much. Miss
Terry," said Albert with utmost polite
ness, "won't you walk out to the top
of the cliff and sit down a few mo
menta while I enjoy a cigar? The
night is too beautiful to turn away
from at once."
Telly assented, and they took posses
slon of the rustic seat where Albert
hud listened to her history, the night
before. What a flood of emotions came
to him as be watched bis fair com
panion, all unconscious of bis scrutiny
and With them a sudden and keen in
terest to unravel the mystery of her
parentage and the hope that some time
be might do it He also felt an unac
countable desire to tell her that he
knew her pathetic story and to express
his Interest In It and his sympathy for
her, but dared not. "It may hurt her
to know I know it," he thought, "and
I will watt till she knows me better."
Instead, be began telling her about
himself and bis own early life, bis
borne, his loss of Darents. bis atrtircle
to earn a living and how much success,
he had so fnr tiret.
When his rertrhl nhd Mgar wtrnnth
at an end hnd It "was ttife"tog in he
Sold, ' "I wjr no 4iav unotntr eWinee
to ask yon, Miss Terry, before 1 leave
here, but wiienl get back to.BMhton
moy I write to yon; and wni .yaw an'
swer my IMWrs If 1 dd?"
The inesHcn stnrtlwl her n Iftfrt. bat
"I Shall tie pleftfted 'to hear . if rtim 4rnti,
Mr. Page, ami WH1 do the best I ctni In
replying, only drt not expect trto town."
When he had Iddden her pood -rtiglit
and -was -alone Irt bis room the nwniory
of Mrs. Ijfnch and her pttltll pmyeTj
coupled with Telly's pleading fysmnd
sweet face, banished all 'thoughts of
sleep, and ' he watched the- nmenllt
ocean while he Bisoked and tncdltatcti.
To be continued.
New Tax Methoda.
HONOLULU, Sept. 1. Besides
being as sure as death, taxes have
the added disaareeablcness of ' fall
ing upon their victim more frequent
ly. Under amendments to tr.e.tax
aw made at last session of .' the
Legislature, taxpaying dates have
been inci eased almost to a confusing
degree, notwithstanding that; the
declared object of the authors 'was
the humane one of dividing the bur
den over the year. Yet .there ap
pears to be a cumulation of delin
quent tixes on November 15 which
is liable to make that date one to
A portion of the new law will not
come into farce this year. By 1 a
notice of Assessor Holt in this Issue
it is made clear enough that this
year s property and income taxes
will become delinquent on November
15, after which they will carry a ten
per cent penalty. This is accord
ing to Section 14 of Act 6'9.
Section 8 of Act 87 provides that
income taxes shall become due on
the first day of January of each year
and on May 15 following shall be
come delinquent ai to one-half of
their amount. The other half does
not. become delinquent until Novem
ber 15, subject not only , to 10 per
cent penalty but to Interest at one
per ceut a month after fifteen days
Then, Section 14 of Act 89, again
makes all personal taxes delinquent
after March 31,' and half of all real
and personal property taxes delin
quent on May 15, and the other half
on November 15 with penalty of 10
per cent and, after 15 days, interest
of 10 per cent per annum additional
charged. Thus next year three
classes of taxes are liable to cumu
late in deliquency upon the neglect
ful or the pinched taxpayer.
Rev. Rowland B. Dodge.
The following extract relating to
Rev. Dodge, who is expected shortly
to re establish the Foreign Church
in Wailuku, was published in the cur
rent number of the Friend:
Mr. Dodge, who is the son of Rev.
John Edwards and Emma Baokus
Dodge, was born in Westboro, Mass
achusetts. Pursuing his studies in the
public schools aud then in Worcester
Classical High School he entered Am",
hert College and was graduated In
1901 with the degree of B. A; Re
next entered Hartford Theological
Seminary, where with intervals for
the study of German at Heidelburg
and for special work at Marburg.
University he took bis second degree
of B, D. lat Spring, At one time in
his student course ill health sent him
out upon a farm. Here he acquired
an unusunl fondness for farm-garden
pursuits which will stand him in good
stead in his work in this Territory,
where questions of the development
of the agricultural possibilities of
our Island group are-iusistent.
For so young a man Mr, Dodge has
enjoyed no little opportunity for
preaching. He brings 1 with him-an
enthusiasm for missionary ' enter
prises and expect to do his perma
nent life work here. Be comes un
married but will be joined next year
by his fiuaucee, Miss Alice Singclair
who has had the rare advantages of
a scholastic training in Oberliu Col
lege, Marburg University and Bryn
Mawr and is now a member of the
faculty of the New York State Nor
mal School at Brockport, N. Y., in
charge of the German and French
work in the High School Depart
SAN FRANCISCO Aug. 27. -New
reading of the revoke law: For the
purpose of rtjudcrlug the language of
the second paragraph of sectiou 4,
law 10, Laws of Duplicate Whist,
more explicit the committee on laws
at the recent congress recommeuded
that it be amended so as to read as
"In pair matches the score shal
be recorded as made, independently
of the penalty, wl.ich shall be sepa
rately indicated as plus or minus re
voke ( ) for '.he revoking side and
plus U for their adversaries. In
such matches Ihe penalty for a re
voke shall not increase the score tf
the opponents of the revoking players
above the maximum as made at the
other tables on the deal in which the
revoke occurs, nor shall the score of
the revoking players be thereby re
duced below the minimum so made at
the ether tables until Ihe averages
for the match and the relative gcorf-
of the ether players have bcendeter
mined; provided, however, that if the
opponents win more tricks than such
maximum independently of the revoke
penalty, the score shall ptand as
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SEPTEMBER 13, 1905.
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