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THE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1905
. Br . . .
CHARLES CLARK MUNN
Copyright, 1000, hj Lev 8herrd
Chapters I nnd II Vncle Terry is the
keeper of the Cape liht on South port
island. He has an adopted daughter
Telly (ICtclkn,) grown to womanhood,
who was rescued when a babe from the
wreck of the Norwegian ship Peterson.
C. Ill Albert and Alice Paije are two or
phans with a heritage of debt, living in
the village of Sandgate. Albert is a col
lege graduate, and through the influence
of his chum, Frank Nason, gets a posi
tion in the law office of "Old Nick" Krye
C. IV I'ryc is n scoundrel and is the at
torney for Frank's father, a wealthy Bos
ton merchant. He wants Albert to keep
tip 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 Frank, Albert fritters
away $20. At the same time Alice is
walking four miles a day to teach school
ami 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 brilie to spy upon the Nasons.
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 iniUices his
father to make Alliert his attorney in
place of Frye. IX and X Albert has
$2,500 a year to attend to Nason 's affairs.
He 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 slcighrides and skating. Alice
keeps him at a distance 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 Eric 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 F'rye $200 to
recover the estate for Telly. XV. and
XVI. Frank takes a hint from Alice and
ILANCII NASON, Frank's
younger Bister, was his good
friend and sympathizer and
In all the family discussions
hud usually taken his part' Ills' elder
sister, Edith, was, like her mother, rath
er arrogant and supercilious, and con
sidered her brother as lacking In fam
ily pride and liable to disgrace them
by some, unfortunate alliance. It was
to Blanch he always turned when he
needed sympathy and help, and to her
he appeared the day after he had left
the Gypsy. Ills coming to the moun
tains surprised her not a little.
"Why, what has brought you here,
Frank?" she asked. "I thought you
were having IiIkIi jinks down in Maine
011 the yacht with your cronies."
"Oh, thnt is played out," he answer
ed. "The boys are at Hnr Harbor, hav
ing a good time, llcrt Is at a little un
heard of pluco s::yliiK sweet -tiling to
a pretty girl he found there, and 1 got
lonesome, so I cunie up here to see you
and get you to help Lie."
"I thought so," answered Illnnch.
laughing. "You never did tonic to me
unless you wanted help. Well, who
Is the girl now, and what do you
Frank looked surprised.
"How do you know it Is a girl?" he
"It usually Is with you," she answer
ed, eying him curiously. "So out with
It. What's her name?"
"Mice Pago," ho replied.
"What the girl you wanted us to
Invite to go on the yacht?" asked
"That's the one, and, as yon know,
she wouldn't come."
"Which shows her good sense," inter
rupted Blanch. "Well, what can I do
In the matter?"
"Much If you want to, and nothing
if you don't," he answered.- "The fact
All three tan.:
la, sis, I want you to pack a trunk and
go with mo to call on her. .She Is
mighty proud, and I Imagine that U
why she turned the cold shoulder on
my effort to get her to come to Bos
ton to meet you all. Now, If you go
there, If only for one night, the lee will
be broken, and of course you will In
vite her to visit you and all will go
"A nice little scheme," responded
Blanch, "but what will mamma and
"Oh, never mind them," answered
the plotter. "They need never know
It Just tell them you are going to
Saratoga with me for a few days. We
jrllf'gd' there If you like, only we will
stop off at Sandgate on the way. Now,
do this for me, sis, and I'll buy yon
the earth when Christmas comes!"
"Well, you will have to stay hew
until Monday," said Blanch, "and I
real nice to mamma and Ede all the
time, or I can't fix It. Lucky for you
Master Frank, that they are out driv
"But why must we wait four days?"
asked Frank petulantly.
"Because, my love lorn brother, In
the first place I don't wnt to miss Use
Saturday night hop, and then we arc
booked for a buckboard ride tomorrow.
Another reason Is I mean to pay you
for turning your bnck on us and going
off on the Oypsy."
That afternoon Frank wrote Alice the
longest letter she hod ever received,
nine full pages. It was received with
some pleasure and a little vexation by
"Mr. Nason and his sister are coming
here Monday," said she to Aunt Susan,
"and we must put on our best bib and
tucker, I suppose. But how we can
contrive to entertain his sister is be
yond "me." Nevertheless, she was
rather pleased at the prospective visi
tation. Her school had been closed
for over a month and her dally life
was becoming decidedly monotonous.
When Albert bad written regarding
the invitation the Nasons had extend
ed, she believed it was due solely to
Frank's influence, and when that
young man tried to obtain her consent
to join a yachting party, providing his
mother and sister decided to go, she
was morally sure of it. But it made
no difference, for if the supposedly
aristocratic Mrs. Nason had sent her
a written invitation she was the last
person in the world to accept It To so
go out of net way for the possible op
portunity of allowing the only son of
a rich family to pay court to her
was not characteristic of Alice Page.
Rather a thousand times would she
teach school In single blessedness all
her life than be considered as putting
herself in the way of a probable
suitor. Of her own feelings toward
Frank she was not at all sure. He
was a good looking young fellow and
no doubt Btood well socially. At first
she had felt a little contempt for him,
due to his complaints that he had hard
work to kill time. When she received
the letter announcing his determina
tion to study law and become a useful
man in the world she thought better
of him. When he came up in June
it became clear that he was in love
with her. So self evident were his
feelings that she at that time felt com
pelled to avoid giving him a chance
to express them. Her heart was and
always had been entirely free from the
pangs of love, and while his devotion
was In a way quite flattering, the one
insurmountable barrier was his family.
Had he been more diplomatic he would
never have told her his mother
frowned at him when he danced twice
with a poor girl.
"I am a poor girl," Alice thought
when he made the admission, "but I'll
wear old clothes all my life before bis
haughty mother shall read him a lec
ture for dancing twice with me."
Ever since the day Mrs. Mears had
related the village gossip to her she
had thought a good many times about
the "cause of it, but to no one had she
mentioned the matter. Her only as
sociate, good natnred Abby Miles, had
never dared to speak of it, and Aunt
Susan was wise enough not to.
Now that Frank and his fashionable
sister were coming to Sandgate, Alice
felt a good deal worried. Firstly,
she knew her own stock of gowns
was Inadequate. While not vain of
her looks, she yet felt his slater would
consider her countrified in dress or
else realize the truth that she was
painfully poor. She had made the
money her brother gave ber go as far
as possible. Her own small salary
was not more than enough to pay cur
rent expenses. When the day and train
arrived, and she had ushered her two
guests to their rooms, ber worry began.
A trunk had come, and as she busied
herself to help Aunt Susan get supper
under way before she changed her dress
she -was morally, sure Miss Nason
would appear in a gown fit for a state
dinner. But when she was dressed
and went out on the porch, where her
guests were, she found Miss Blanch at
tired In a white muslin, severe in its
simplicity. It was a pleasant surprise,
and at no time during their stay did
Alice consider herself poorly clad.
During the conversation that evealng
Blanch gave an interesting description
of ber life in the mountains, who were
there, what gowns the ladles wore, the
hops, drives, tennis, croquet and whist
games, and when that topic was ex
hausted Alice turned to Frank and
sold, "Now, tell us about your trip."
"There is not much to tell," he an
swer In a disappointed tone. "The
fact is, my yachting trip was a failure.
I bad a two weeks' trip all mapped out,
no end of stores on board, and antici
pated lots of fun, but it didn't materi
alize. The second day Bert got left on
the island, and we didn't find him un
til the next day. In the meantime he
had found a pretty girl and acted as if
he had become smitten with her. Then
we ran to Bar Harbor, and the rest of
the boys found some girls they knew
and decided that a gander cruise had
lost its charms. So I threw up my
hands and turned the Gypsy over to
Bert, and for all I know or care he is
using her to entertain his island fairy.'
Alice joined with Blanch In a good
laugh at Frank's description of his trip.
When the chitchat slowed down Alios
said: "I don't know how to entertain
you two good people In this dull pluce.
There are mountains and woods galore
and lots of pretty drives. And," look'
Ing at Frank, "I know where there la
a nice mill pond full of lilies and an
old moss covered mill and a miller that
looks like a picture In story books.
There is also a drive to the top of the
mountain, where the view is simply
grand. I have a steady going and
faithful old horse, and we will go wher
ever you like."
"Do not worry about mo, Miss Page,"
replied Blanch. "If I can see mountain
and woods I am perfectly happy."
When the evening was nearlng its
close Frank begged Alice to sing, but
she declined. ,
"Do you play or slug, Miss Nason?"
she asked cautiously.
"Oh, please don't be afraid of me,"
was the answer. "I never touched a
piano in my life. Once In awhile I Join
In the chorus, as they say, for my own
amusement and the amazement of oth
ers, but that Is all."
It wasn't all, for she played the
guitar and sung sweetly. Finally Alice
wu.4 persuaded to open the piano, and
then out upon the still night air there
floated many an old time ballad. After
that she played selections from a few
of the latest light operas that Frank
had sent her and then turned away.
"Oh, don't stop now," exclaimed both
her guests at once. "Sing a few more
songs." Then, with almost an air of
proprietorship, Frank arose and, going
to the piuno, searched for and found
a well worn song. Without a word he
opened It and placed It on the music
rack. "It was "Ben Bolt!" A faint
color rose in Alice's face, but she turn
ed and played the prelude without a
word. When she bad sung the first
verse, to her surprise Blanch was stand
ing beside her and Joined her voice in
the next one. When it was finished
Frank Insisted on a repetition, and aft
er that all three sang a dozen more of
the sweet old time songs so familiar
te all. Then Alice left the room to
bring In a light lunch, and Frank
seized the opportunity to Bay, "Well,
sis, what do you think?"
"I think," she replied, "that you
were foolish to go yachting at all. If
I had been you I should have come up
here In the first place, stayed at the
hotel and courted ber every chance I
could. I am In love with her myself,
and we haven't been here six hours."
Frank stepped up to hor quickly and,
taking ber face In his hands, kissed
rpiwu aays or Alice's visitation
1 I passed like a summer breeze.
The first day they drove to
the old mill and Bpent the en
tire forenoon gathering lilies and
watching the great wheel that dripped
and clattered between Its moss grown
walls. It was a curiosity to Blanch,
for never In her life had Bhe seen one
of those old time landmarks, now so
rare. That afternoon they drove to
the mountain's top and saw the sun
set only to be late home to Aunt Su
san's tea biscuit and cold chicken, and
having a surprising appetite. The next
day they made a picnic trip to another
mountain, leaving the horse halfway up
and walking the rest of the way. At
noon they returned, and beside a cold
spring that bubbled beneath a rock
they opened their lunch baskets. Then
they picked flowers, hunted for win
tergreen and decked the horse and
wagon with ferns and wreaths of lau
relonly simple country pleasures, it
Is true, but they at least had the
charm of newness for two of the party.
That evening they sang all sorts of
songs from gospel hymns to comic
operas, and Blanch showed in so many
ways that she admired her new found
friend that there was no farther re
straint "I wish you would stay with me un
til my school begins, Blanch," said
Alice at the close of the evening. "If
you knew how. lonely I am, I am sure
"I might be persuaded to make a
longer visit next summer," was the
answer, "if you will return this visit
next wlntor. Will you?"
"I won't promise now," answered
Alice. "I am afraid I should be out of
place in your society. I'm only a conn
try girl, you know."
"I shall feel hurt If 70a don't," re
"I should like to see that schoolbouse
Frank has spoken of several times,"
she said a little later, "and that bare
foot girl he told about"
It was the, first allusion to his Inter
est In ber that Blanch had made, and
"We will drive by where that girl
lives tomorrow," responded Alice, "and,
if you like, will call and see her. She
is the most original little old woman
in my school."
The next morning, when Frank and
his Bister were alone for a few mo
ments, she said, "I am going to do you
a good turn today, Sir Mahomet, and
have a headache," and, laughing a lit
tle, "if you are wise you will improve
your opportunities and persuade your
'Sweet Alice' to go after poad lilies
and leave me here."
"I could not think of going after
lilies," Alice replied when he proposed
the trip, "and leaving your sister alone,
and then it is almost too warm to be
out in the sun this morning. If she
feels better this afternoon we will go
there when the sun gets, part way
Blanch kept quiet all the morning
and after dinner was the first to pro
pose another trip to the lily 'pond, "I
am in love with that old mill," she
said, "and I want to see It when the
sun gets down so it will be. shady
When they reached the spot she at
once developed an unusual Interest In
the mill and began an animated con
versation with the miller regarding it
and its history.
"You two go after lilies," she said
when Frank had the boat ready, "and
leave me here. I'm afraid the sun on
the water will bring back my head
"All right, only your smiles will be
wasted on the miller, ne Is too old to
appreciate- them. We won't be gone
long," said Alice as she stepped Into
the boat And now what spirit of mis
chief had come over her? She Joked
end Jested on all manner of subjects
the boat bis rowing, Blanch's Interest
In the miller and ber blue eyes spar
kled with roguish Intent She bared
one round arm to the elbow and, pull
ing every bnd and blossom she could
reach, pelted her cavalier with them.
"Did you learn that stroke at col
lege," she asked when one of his oor
slipped, "or Is that the way a yachts
man always rows?"
In response to all this he said but lit
tie, for he was thinking how best tc
say what was on his mind, lie hcadm
the boat for the shore, and uh it ciim
to a stop he said: "Let's pet out and sii
on the bank, Miss Page. 1 want t
"Oh, we must not stop. It's nlinosi
sundown, and, besides, I want uion
"Won't you get out Miss Page?" h
asked. "I've something I want to saj
to you and and It's nice to sit in tin
shade and talk."
Without a word or even a Ionic sin
arose and, taking his proffered hand
"Tell me, Alice" he pleaded.
stepped out of the boat. Only a few
steps up a mossy bank offered Its temp
tation, and with quick gallantry he
drew his coat off and spread It for her
to sit upon.
"It's nice and cool here," she said,
"but we must not stay long. Blanch
will be waiting."
Frank had thought many times of
what he would say and bow be would
say it, but now that the critical mo
ment had come his well chosen words
vanished. He had remalded standing
and for a moment looked at Alice as
she sat with hat hidden face, and
then his heart-burst came.
"Miss Page," he said in a low voice,
"you must know what I want to say,
and and I've come all the way from
Maine to say It, and can you is there
any hope for me? Is there Just a
He paused, but no answer came, only
her head sank a trifle lower, and now
even the tip of her chin was invisible
beneath the hat It may be the move
ment emboldened him, for in an in
stant he was beside her on the ground
and had one hand a prisoner.
"Tell me, Alice," be pleaded, "is
there any chance for me? Say Just
one word only onel Say 'yes' I"
The prisoned hand was at his Hps
now, and then she raised her face, and
oh, divine sight! those blue eyes
were filled with tears.
One Instant flash of heaven only,
and then a change came. She arose
quickly and, turning away, said half
petulantly: "Oh, please don't speak of
that now and spoil our visit. Let us
go back to the mill."
But still he held the little hand, and
as she tried to draw it away he said
pitifully: "Do you mean It, Alice?
Is it no? Oh. don't let me go away
without one word of hope I"
Then she raised her one free arm
and, resting it against a nearby tree,
pressed her face upon it and almost
whispered: "Oh, don't ask me now!
I can't say 'yes,' and I can't say na' "
"I Shall believe that your heart says
'yes,'" he responded quickly, slipping
one arm around her waist, "and until
you do say 'no I shall keep on loving
you Just the same."
She drew herself away and, turning
a piteous face toward him, exclaimed,
"Don't, please, say another word now,
or I shall hate myself as long as I
live if you do."
For one moment he stood dumfound
ed, and then it dawned upon him.
"Forgive me, sweet Alice, he said
softly, "for speaking too soon. I be
lieve I know why you feel as you do,
and I shall go away hoping that In
time you will come to know my mother
better. And since you have said that
you can't say 'no,' I shall anticipate
that some time it will be 'yes.' Now
we will go and gather lilies."
Then, as be led ber to the boat, his
arm once more stole around her waist,
and this time she did not try to escape
When, two days afterward, the broth
er and sister were ready to depart,
Blanch put one arm caressingly around
Alice and whispered, "Now, remember,
you have promised to make me a visit
next winten, and yon must keep your
And poor Borneo, standing by, bad
to look the love that was In his heart
while he envied his sister her parting
(To be Continued,)
Madam "Be sure to put plenty of
nuts in the cake." Cook "I'll crack
no more nut9 to day. My jaw hurts
me already." Harper's Bazar.
Tramp "I lived on water once for
six montns." Lady "Well, I must
say you don't look it." Tramp "I
uster be a sailor. "--New York Mail
Death of Louis C. Ktrntemeyer.
Uy the S. S. Maui George Strate
meyer recieved word of the death of
his brother in Elizabeth, N. S. There
is a possibility that Mr. Strcte
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The Journal in speaking of the
Louis C. Stratomeyer, the well
known tobacco and cigar dealer,
died last evening at the home of his
mother, Mrs. Anna Stratemeyer,
24 Palmer street.
Mr. Stratemi',yer was a well
known musician and composer, ani
wrote a number of books pertaining
to music. He also composed many
songs, concert pieces and church
music. He was characterized by
extreme modesty, and wrote under
an assumed name, although his in
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