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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2Z, 1905
CHARLES CLARK MUNN
Copyright, iron, by Lm A Bhepiird
Chapters I and II Uncle Terry is the
keeper of the Cnpe light on South port
inland. He has an adopted daughter
Telly (Ktelka,) grown to womanhood,
who was rescind when a bnhe from the
wreck of the Norweginn ship Peterson.
C. Ill Albert and Alice Page 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
f. his chum, Frank Nason, gets a posi
tion in the law office of "Old Nick" Frye
C. 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 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
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 f 75 to f 175 a
month as a brilw 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 induces his
father to make Albert 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
dav of sleiehrides and skating. Alice
keets him at a distance and tells her
brother that his chum ought to work for
a livinc. 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 Frye $200 to
recover the estate for Telly. XV. and
XVI. Frank takes a hint from Alice and
chum. Alice resolves not to fall in love
with the citv chat) according to the plot
XVII and XVIII Alice avoid nieetmga
Frank alone. However, he scatters tips
so freely among the villagers that gossips
set nini down as a millionaire courting
the pretty schoolma'am. XIX and XX
Frank's vacht. Gvpsv, lands on South
port island. Albert gets lost and the
' vacht sails without mm. He talis in witn
Uncle Terry, meets Telly, of course, and
learns the story ot tne mnentance.
XXI. Albert returns to the Yacht, con
fessinir that he has fallen in love with a
beach girl. XXII. He goes back to the
Cape and sketches Telly in the pose he
first saw her. XXIV Frye gets all the
proofs in Telly's case and calls for more
money. AlDerx laites me matter in irnuu,
meanwhile losing his heart hopelessly to
Tellv. XXV to XXVIII Frauk aban'
dons the vachting party to join his
mother and sisters in the mountains.
Frye loses money in speculation and de
mands I.300 ironi uncie xerry. rraiiK
brintrs his sister Blanche to Sandgate,
and she at once beeomes a warm admirer
of Alice. n spite of the girl 's coyness
Frank half gains the battle, tj. 29 to 34.
Frank proceeds to win his aristocratic
mother over. Frye loses all and takes
his own life. Uncle Jerry ana AiDen
discover the tragedy at Pro's. Telly's
fortune intact- Albert secures Telly's
inheritance, but she thinks it should go
to Uncle Terry.
M now to civo c u ti'.sre o
iil.iciwi-'iVi 1.4. ill. . ' v an
t$PjS?l I .wink fiat .Vft'll V t
over to the llsli house, tin' ycciui pa.
on sutnc oilers itn' save i pm
clothes." On the way tin y met tin
well remembered old liuiy Albert hu
first noticed at the prayer uicuilui:
8h recognized' him and, ofi'erlui, :
rather soiled hand, for bha huu been
spreading fish on the rucks, exclaimed
"In the Lord's name I thank yo, Mr
Page, fer remembertn a poor old cree
tor like me an' seudin' thnt dress. 1
make sure the Lord's teched yer heart,
an' If ye ain't a believer yet ye will
"I anv glad my little remembrance
pleased you," answered Albert pleas
antly. "It was only a trifle, and you
need not feel obligated for It" He
kept on after Uncle Terry, not wishing
to waste any time, but she followed to
add more thanks, ending with, "God
bless ye, sir, an' may he warm the
heart o one good girl, fer ye desarve
When be bad donned a suit of oilers
and Uncle Terry was pulling out of the
little cove Albert said: "That old lady
Is the most pious person I ever met
No one could doubt she means every
word she says."
"Waul, It's about all the consolation
she gits out o' life, an' 'twlxt you an1
me, she takes more'n all the rest
the believers here," answered Uncle
Terry, "an" at times I 'most envy her
fer It She's sorter cracked 'bout re
ligion; leastwise that's my notion, an'
mebbs It's lucky she la, seeln's she
poor an' nothln' but that fer comfort
Bbs's smart 'nun other ways, tiiougn
an there ain't nothln' goln' on here she
don't know. She's kind hearted, too,
an' If she bad anything ter give she'
share bar last cent with ye. If enny-
body's sick she's alius ready to help,
Thar's lots o' wusa folks in the world
than the YVldder Leach." And then,
as If that rewned the sum total of her
virtues, he added, "Telly an' Llssy
thinks lots o her."
He paused for breath and, turning to
see If they were heading right, re
sumed bis strong and steady pulling.
"Thar,' observed Uncle Terry, point
ing to a long and narrow ledge,
whar Telly started fer shore all alone
Just nineteen years ago last March.'
And- then be added while he watched
Albert? averted face. '"Twaa an on -
fav tei- fhq poor Bailors an' a
lucky one for us, fer she's been a heap
o' comfort ever since."
"Tell me, Uncle 'Terry, why it Is she
ffels so sensitive regarding her history
nnd what Is the cuuse of the peculiar
moods you spoke of last summer. I
noticed It Inst evening, and it pained
me very much."
It's hard tellin'. She's a girl that's
iven ter broodln' .a good deal, nn'
niebbe when she was told the facts she
)egnn tor suspect some o' her ances
tors would be lookin' her up some day.
he alius has been a good deal by her-
lf sprieo she got her schoolln', an' most
likely doin' lota o' thinkin'. Hut Telly's
II right, nn' the most wlUin' nn' tender
leurtod civetur I ever seen or heurd
m. She'll make an amiutln' good wife
ter some man If she ever finds the
When they reached the island Uncle
ferry lnnded nnd, going to the top of a
cliff, scanned the sen for signs of fish.
'Mackerel's cur'us fish," he observed
to Albert, who had followed. "They's
good deal like some wimmln yo
never know whnr ter find 'em. Yester-
lny ruornin' thnt cove jest InBlde o' the
'lilt was 'live with 'em, an' todny I
nn't see a sign o' one. We better sit
here an' wait a spell till I sight a
To a dreamer like Albert Fnge the
Imltless ocenn view he now enjoyed
ifted him far above mnckerel and
heir habits. Ills mind wns also occu
pied a good deal by Telly, nnd while he
desired to please the kindly old mnn,
who Imagined fishing would entertain
him, his heart was not In it
"Don't let us worry nbout the mack
erel, Uncle Terry," he observed as they
seated themselves on top of a cliff.
This lone, uninhabited Island nnd the
lew here will content me until your
Dsh are hungry."
It alius sets me thinkin', too, an'
wonderln' whar we cum from an'
what we air here for. An' our stay Is
bo ninnzln' short besides! We air born,
grow up, work a spell, git old an' die,
an' that's the end. Why, It don't seem
only Inst year when I cum to the Cape,
an it's goln' nigh on to thirty now,
an' I'm a' most through my spell o' life.
What puzzles me is what's the good o'
beln' born at all If ye've got ter die so
boon! An', more'n all that if life's the
Lord s blessin', as the widder b'lleves,
why are so many only born to suffer or
be crippled nil their lives? An' why are
snnkes an' all sorts o' vermin, to say
nothln' o' chentln' lawyers, like Frye,
ever born at nil?"
Albert smiled at the coupling of Frye
with vermin. "There are a good mnny
wiser bends than mine. Uncle Terry,
that have never been able to answer
your question," he replied, "nnd
doubt if they ever will. To my mind
the origin of life is an enigma, the
wide vprintlons in mntters of health
and ability an injustice, and the end a
blank wnll thnt none who scales ever
recrosses with tidings of the beyond.
As some one hns expressed it: 'Life is a
nnrrow vnle between the cold and bar
ren peaks of two eternities! We strive
in vain to look beyond the heights
We cry aloud, aud the only answer is
the echo of our wailing cry.' "
"An' right thar," put In Uncle Terry
earnestly, "Is whar I alius envy the
believers, as the widder cnlls 'em, fer
they are satisfied whnt Is beyond nn'
have it all pict'rd out in thar minds,
even to what the streets are paved
with an' the kind o' music they're
goln' ter have. It's all guesswork, in
my way o' thinkin, but they are sure
ou't an that feelln' Is lots o' comfort
to 'em when they are drawin' near the
end. I've been a sort er scoffer all
my life an' can't help bein' a doubter,
but there are times when I envy the
Widder Leach an' the rest on 'em the
delusion I b'lleve they're laborin un
"But do you believe denth ends all
consciousness?" asked Albert seriously
Have you no hope, ever, of a life be
yond this blank wall?"
"Surtin I hnve hopes, same as all on
us has, but I wish I was more sure
my hopes was goln' ter be realized.
Once in awhile I git the feelln' thar
ain't no use In hopln', an' then a little
suthin keeps sayln' 'Mebbe mebbe
niebbe' an' I feel more cheerful
Albert looked at the roughly clad
and withered old man who sat near,
and in whose words lurked an under
tone of sadness mingled with a faint
hope, and in an Instant back came
certain evening mouths before when
the Widow Loach hud uttered a prayer
that bud stirred his feelings as no
such utterance ever had before. All
the pathos of that simple petition, all
its abiding faith In God's goodness
and wisdom, all its utter self abnega
tlon and absolute confidence In a life
beyond the grave, came back, and ail
the consolation that feeling surely held
for the old and poverty environed
soul who uttered it impressed him in
skjirp contrast to the doubting "mebbe
mubbe" of Uncle Terry.
As Albert looked out to where the
waves were breaking upon a ledge,
and back again to this old man sitting
with bowed heud beside him, a sincere
regret that it was not In his power to
utter one word that would aid in dis
pelling the clouds of doubt came to
him. "Since I lack In fuith myself,'
he thought, "all I can suy will only in
crease bis doubt. I wish I had as
much faith us the widow, but I have
not and possibly never shall have
For a long time he sut In silence, living
over the years during which skepticism
had been Blowly but surely growing
upon him, aud then Uncle Terry sud
denly looked up at him. It is likely the
old man's keen eyes rend ut a glunce
what was in Albert's mind, for he suid
"It don't do no good ter brood over
this matter o' believiu', Mr. Tuge; I've
wished I thought different many a
time, ni! more so now I'm gittiu' near
the end o' life, but I can't, an' so thar'
no use In worryln'. Our 'pinions 'bout
these mutters ure a good deal due to
1 our bringln' up nn' the experience
1 we've met with. Mine, connected with
those ns tins perfessed religion, has, to
say the least, been mifortnlt, but, ns I
said afore, I wish I believed different."
lie paused a few moments and then
added sadly, "This hopln' niu't alius
LtSsy nn' me sorter 'spectcd that Telly
tea the magnet."
best fer some on us either, fer It s
hopin' for some one to cum year nfter
year that's mnde Telly whnt she Is an
grieved Lissy an' me more'n she ever
Albert looked curiously at the old
man beside him, and a new feeling of
trust and affection came to him. In
some ways Uncle Terry seemed like
his own father. Then, following that
came a sudden impulse to be frank
"Uncle Terry," he said, "I have
little story to tell you, and, as it comes
close to you, I believe It's right that
you should know it. The first time
saw Telly J said to myself, 'That girl
is a prize any man may feel proud to
win.' I asked her If I might write
to her, and what with her few letters
and the little I have seen of her i! feel
that she is the one I want for a wife.
have not even hinted it to her yet.
end before I do I would like to feel
that you are satisfied with me. May I
have your consent to win her if I
Uncle Terry reached out nnd grnsped
Albert's hand and, shaking it cordially,
answered, "Ye hev my best wishes in
the matter, an' I wouldn't say that if
I didn't think ye worthy o' her!" Then
he added with a droll smile, "Lissy an'
mo sorter 'spected that Telly wus the
magnet that drew ye down herel"
"I thank you for your confidence and
consent" replied Albert gratefully.
am earning an Income that is more
than sufficient for two, and if Telly
will say 'yes' I shall be the bnpplest
man on earth. And now," he added,
let's go fishing, Uncle Terry."
'I guess It's 'bout time," was the
answer, "fer thar's two schools work-
in' Into the cove, an' we'll hnve some
Three hours after, when tbey lnnded
at the cove fairly sated with pulling
in the gamy little mackerel and happy
as two boys, Telly met them with
smile and the news that dinner was
E will go In my boat," snid
Telly the next afternoon
when she and Albert were
ready to start on their trip
to the cove, nnd, unlocking a small an
nex to Uncle "Terry's boathouse,
she showed him a dainty cedar craft
cushioned and carpeted. "You may
help me launch the Sea Shell," she
added smiling, "and then you may
"No, that is the lady's privilege In
all voyages," he answered, "and we
must begin this one right."
It was a good four mile pull to the
mouth of the inlet and when he
helped his fair passenger out he said
Do you mean to say you rowed up
here alone every day to work on that
picture, Telly? You will let me call
you Telly now, won't you?"
"Why not? All my friends do, and
feel you are my friend." - Then -she
added: "Now I am going to huve my
revenge and make you pose while
sketch this time. It was the other
"I am glad it is," he said, "for my
arms are too tired 'to use for an hour,
How do you want me, flat on the rock
fast asleep, the way I was when my
boat drifted away?"
"Oh, no, that would look as if you
were dead, and as this Is to be my re
minder of you I want you very mue;
alive." As for the pose she wanted
Albert to assume, sbo could not de
termine which she liked the best
"I want to sketch you In the position
most naturul to you here," she said
finally, "and must ask you to choose
"Let us trim the boat the way mine
was that-duy, aud I will sit beside it
and smoke while you work."
The idea was adopted, and while
Telly sketched he smoked, contented
to watch the winsome face, so obllvl
ous to his admiring glunces.
"There," she observed, after a half
hour of active penciling, "please lay
your cigar aside and look pleasant.
want to catch the expression of your
When the sketch was completed she
asked if be bad any suggestions to
"Only one. I would like you in the
picture and sitting beside me."
"I would rather not be in it," she
replied soberly. "I ouly want to see
you as you are here today. It may be
a long time before you come to the
"Would you like me to come often?'
"Of course," Bhe answered, turning
away her face. "It la so lonesome
hare, and there U no oiw I care to talk
-.vlih except father and mother and
Aunt Lencli nnd Mnndy Oaks."
Vilitrt's heart begun to bent with un-
;u.'!l spirit. Never in his life before
id lie felt the Impulse to utter words
f love to nny woman. "Telly," he
id, "I promised to tell you a little
-toiy here today, but it's all said In a
v words. I love you, nnd I wnnt
m to share my life nnd all thnt I can
to make you lmppy." A trlflo in
coherent, but expressive.
For a moment while the tide of feel
ing surged throiifcti thnt queen's heart
ud Into tier cheeks, even to the tips
other ears, she was silent, nnd then, ns
both her hands went to her face. sh
almost whispered: "Oh, no. no; I can
not! I can never lenve father nnd
mother nloue here! It would break
'Rut you do enre a little for me, don't
oil, Telly?" he begged, trj-lug to draw
er hands nwny from her blushing
face. "Just n little. Telly; only say a
little, to give mo hope."
And then, ns one of the hnnds be
wns trying to gnln was yielded nnd ns
he softly stroked nnd then raised it to
his lips, she turned her pleading eyes
to him aud said: "You won't b. angry,
will you? And you will coine nnd see
me once In awhile, won't you? And
let me paint a picture to give you when
It may have been the pain in h!s
face, added to her own desolation, that
overcame all else, for now she bowed
her head, and the tenrs came.
"I thank you for so much. Telly," he
answered tenderly, "aud God bless you
for it. I do not give you up and shall
not If I hnve to wait all my life for
you. I enn be patient lr I only nave
hope." lie brushed his face with one
band and, still holding hers, arose nnd
drew her up. Then Albert slyly put
his arm around her waist, and as he
drew her to him ho whispered, "Just
one, Telly, my sweetheart to make
this spot seem more sacred." ,
It was not refused.
"Come out on the point, dear," he
said as she tried to draw herself away.
so we can see the ocean better. I
will tell you the story I promised last
evening." lie still held her a half
prisoner, and when they were seated
where the waves were beating almost
at their feet he began his recital. When
he came to that portion In which Frye
played a part, and ending In such a
ghastly denouement she shuddered.
That is the one horrible part of
taking youi own life," she said, "to
think how you will look and what
those who find you will say. If I were
to do such a thing I should first make
sure no one would ever find me."
The remark startled him. "Telly," he
said soberly, Vdo not ever think of
such a thing. . Would you, whose heart
is so loving and tender, burden all
those who know you with a lifelong
"No, no, not that way. Only if those
who love me were taken I should want
to follow them. That is all. Tlense
forget I said it." Then she told him
her own brief history, and at last,
after much coaxing, a little of the one
sorrow of her life.
'Now I know," he said, "why you
avoided speaking about the picture of
the wreck the first time I came here."
Then In a moment he added: "Telly, I
wnnt you to give it to me nnd let me
take it away. I want it for two rea
sons. ' One is, it gave me the first hint
of your life's history. And then I do
not wnnt you to look at it any more."
'You may have it," she answered,
smiling sndly. It wns foolish of me
to paint It."
When the sun was low and they were
ready to return he said, "Promise me,
sweetheart, that you will try to forget
all of your past thnt Is sad and think
only of us who love you aud to whom
your life Is a blessing."
That evening he noticed Uncle Terry
occasionally watched her with wistful
"Oh, no, no; I cannot I"
eyes, and, as on the evening before,
both be and Aunt Llssy retired early
"They wish me well," Albert thought
The next day Uncle Terry projiosed
that Telly should drive to the heud of
the island in his pluee.
"I'm sorry ye must leave us, Mr,
Fuge," he suid when Albert wns ready
to bid the old folks goodby. "I wish
ye could stay longer, but cum ag'ln
soon, an' remember our latehstrlDg's
alius out fer ye."
When the old carryall had made half
its dully journey Albert pointed to
low rock and said, "There is a spot I
shall always be gli d to see, for tt was
there Uncle Terry flint fouud me."
Telly made no answer. In fact, she
had suid but little since they started
When they reached the little lundlng
no one else was there. No house wus
In sight of it aud the solitude was
broken only by the tide that softly
curessed the barnacled plies of the
wharf and the weed covered rocks ou
euner side. No bont was vlsiDie
adown the wide reueh that separates
Southport isluDd from the mainland,
and up it. came a light sea breeze thnt
barely Tripled the flowing tide and
whispered through the brown and scar
let leaved thicket back of them. Over
all shone the hazy sunlight of October.
Telly stood listening and hoping that
the liont would be lute. A look of snd-
ness came over her face nnd a more
thnn usually plaintive appeal In her
expressive eyes. "I nm sorry you are
going," she snid. "It Is so lonesome
here, nnd it will seem moro so now."
Then, ns If thnt was a confession he
might think unmnldenly, she ndded, "I
drend to hnve the summer end, for
when winter comes the rocks all
around seem like so many tombstones."
Albert put out his band as if that
would aid bis nppenl, nnd as bis fin
gers closed over hers he said: "I am
going away with a heavy henrt, Telly,
and when I can conic bnck is bnrd to
say. Will you not promise me that
some time, no mntter when, you will
be my own good and true wife? Let
me go away with that hope to comfort
me while I work and save for a home
for us both. Will you. Telly?"
But the plaintive face wns turned
away, perhaps to hide the tears. Then
an arm stole around her waist and as
he drew her close she whispered,
"When I am no longer needed here, If
you want me then I will come to you."
She was sobbing, her head resting on
his shoulder, and as he kissed her un
resisting lips a boat's sharp whistle
broke the sacred spell.
"Go a little way back, my darling,"
he whispered, "until the boat Is gone.
I do not want any one to see you have
When her misty eyes could no longer
see the boat thnt bore her henrt away,
bhe turned, and all the long, lonely
way bnck love s tears lingered on her
(To be Continued,)
Broker Pollitz and Local Silk
HONOLULU, Oct. 20. Mr. Pol-
litz, the San Francisco broker, has
been investigating the silk worm in
dustry and states that be will put
$10,000 Into it. Silk worms have
been tried on these islands and their
product is excellent. As there is a
duty of 65 per cent, on raw silk, Mr.
Pollitz believes that the local article
would sell at a large profit. Silk cul
ture would utilize a great many of
the Japanese women and children.
Had Famous Ancestor.
HONOLULU, Oct. 20. Peter
Peabody Bavis died at Moanalua yes
terday morning of cerebral hemorr
hage in tiie forty-second year ot his
age. He was an uncle of Miss Lucy
K. Peabody of Honolulu, of the line
of ancient chiefs, a son of the late
George Hueu Davis and a grandson
of Isaac Davis, Kamebamehal's aide
de camp id his conquest of these is
lands. The body has been embalmed
and will lie iu state at the Honolulu
Undertaking Co.'s parlors, 1120 Fort
strest, to await the arrival of the
dead man's aged mother, who is ex
pected in the Kinau on Saturday.
A New ink has been discovered
that will prevent the juggling of
ficures on post-Office mousy orders.
A barrel of it should be forwarded
promptly to the crop statistics bu
reau of the Department of Agricul
ture. The Washington Post.
Mrs. Jackson: "VVal, Parson, I
knows de Bible says de njeek shall
inherit de earth; an' J tries to be
meek as I kin!" .
Parson Polhemus: ''Dat's right,
8istahl Dat's right."
Mrs. Jackson: "But it'll be jest
mail luck, when.it comes time fo' me
to inherit de earth, dat dure'll be
municipal ownership." Puck.
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