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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1910
And the Falsehood That the
Maker Told About Them.
By AGNES Q. BROGAN.
ICopyrlght, 1U10, by American Press Asso
ciation. As 1 walked up the (tnrden path be
tween the stiff rows of flaming holly
hocks I saw Gertrude's grandfather
Bitting on the Veranda. lie greeted
me with his delightful air of old time
gallantry, and 1 changed my purpose
of Joining the gay throng in the old
fashioned drawing room and dropped
into a cbalr at his side. 1 was still
weariug my quaint little automobile
bonnet, ' and my face flushed with
pleasure at the admiring light In his
fine old eyes, but I was soon to learn
that It was not my face or my bonnet
which had evoked his approval, but
an awakened memory from the long
And then the old soldier told this
The girl who had worn the flower
wreathed bounet must have been beau
tiful Indeed, with her rosy checks and
bright dark eyes and the black curls,
Which bobbed coqupttlshly Just above
the two rosettes which were placed
upon cither Bide of the bonnet. They
were fashioned of forgetmenots these
rosettes with a rosebud center In
each, and when her youthful lover
bade her farewell as he went to an
swer his country's call it was the for
getmenot rosctto which he'begged as a
keepsake to carry awny to war. "
"When I look upon It I shall seem to
see your face.",he said. And the girl
clung to him.
"Bring it safely back to me," she
besought him" "I shall always bo
waiting for yon."
It was this promise which gave him
courage through all the privation and
unspeakable horror of wnj Far away
In a peaceful little village the one girl
would always be woiting hopefully for
his return nud when he could look
into her eyes again.
Well, he was wounded at last .and
lay .suffering upon the battlefield, try
ing, to endure sih-ntly the racking pain
until the doctor and nurses might come
to his relief.
He wondered dully If they would be
In time, and then the one girl's face
seemed suddenly to appear before
"IT IS SOU I WANT, IiITTLB KURSK."
him, laughing from the depths of her
bonnet. She had been gay and happy
always, he remembered. Would It
grieve her now to learn that he would
never come back. Yet she must know.
He aroused himself with a great ef
fort and turned blindly toward a man
who 1 lay . hafrf reclining upon the
"There's a little keepsake in ' jny
pocket," lie said haltingly, "and if all
should be up with me I'd like you to
send it to a girl in Hampton town
with a message."
The other young man leaned for
ward and with swift aud 'gentle fin
gers drew forth the crumpled knot of
forgetmenots. He stared at it unbe
lievingly for a moment and then
laughed. It was not a pleasant laugh
to hear. A nurse working near by
looked up. startled at the sound, aud
then waited, listening:
"See here." the man said presently.
"A girl in nampton gave you this at
parting promised to be faithful and
true, waitlug for" you at the end, eh?
You see, 1 happen to know all about
It, for there were two "true lover
knots' upon that bonnet of burs, and
I guess I can match you."
With an exclamation he threw a sec
ond rosette upon the ground, where
the Incongruous bits of blue and pink
so exactly alike lay between them.
The wounded lad grew white to the
lips. , "You mean that she" he whis
pered. Then the little nurse approach
ed. With steady gray eyes she regard
ed the Injured men and sank upon her
knees before the one whose strength
was fast falling.
"Well," she asked In a crisp, busi
nesslike manner, "what can I do for
"The best thing you can do now.
nurse." he whispered hopelessly. "Is
Just to let me die."
"Nonsense."' the girl replied. "Would
you surreudcr so easily, general?"
She smiled as she bestowed the name
npon Mm nd was already at work
with her bandages. Iter gaze fell ap
parently for the first time upon the
rosettes, and she gave a start of sur
prise. "Why, t declare," she said "to ttynk
that I should find in this dreadful
place pieces of my own handiwork!"
"Your work?" cried the man who
had tossed them there.
"I will tell you about it," she ex
plained, "if you promise not to speak
one word." She looked anxiously
down at The pale face beneath her
own and then flashed a warning
glance at tho man who had spoken.
"I have often seen you both in
Hampton," she said, "tho general here
as he went, to and fro each day,
and you, Mr. Merrill, when you visit
ed In town. My aimt keeps the little
millinery store at the crossroads, so I
am also acquainted with your sweet
hearts. 1 am not sure they would
have been plenscd, however, had they
known that I duplicated the rosettes
upon their bonnets. It was almost the
last work I did before volunteering as
a nurse. If I ever have a sweetheart,"
she added, "I hope that he will not
be so ready to doubt me. And now,"
she asked of her patient, "are you
His eyes wwe shining. "Yes," he
answered, "thpnks to you."
And as they bore him away the'
nurse smilingly slipped the rosette back
into the blue coat pocket The other
man rather shamefacedly replaced bis
"Guess I'm about ready to fight
again," he snld.
"You soon will be," she replied,
bending over him.
As she passed through the rows of
cot bods In the rudely constructed hos
pital a few days afterward a weak
voice called to her:
"Little milliner," it said, "would yon
write a letter for me to to the girl
She turned quickly. "Yes, general."
she onswercd In her brisk way.
The sick man watched eagerly for
her coming each day. and tho steady
light of her clear gray eyes seemed to
calm and sooth, as she bent over the
cot with a cheering word.
"I am discharged, little milliner," he
said one morning. "It Is to be home
on a furlough."
The nurse laughed unsteadily. "And
you will see the face In tho bonnet?"
He left the place one moonlit even
ing and turned to look back at tho
slight figure of the nurse framed in
the doorway, ner face gleamed with
a white radiance beneath its muslin
The picture remained with him
throughout the Joyous welcome which
followed his arrival at home. Ellen
was there to meet him. She had
grown even lovelier, he thought, but
as he lingered on idly at her side be
was , conscious of a growing disap
pointment in the girl he had loved.
He reproached himself at the realiza
tion that he was eager to be away,
then squared his shoulders and drew a
long free breath.
'I am going back." he told her. "I
must be In the midst of this fight"
He prepared fer depnrture in a fe
ver of impatience, and then at the
last momcut came the glad news, her
alded from tongue to tengue. that the
war was ended.
The young soldier listened dazedly
to the rejoicing of his companions,
and as the train which , was to bear
him away clanged noisily Into the sta
tion he swung himself on to tho plat
form and waved a goodby.
He must find the little gray eyed
nurse. He must see her Just once
more. As he ascended the hill leading
up to the camp hospital all was bustle
and confusion, and at last, with a
great sigh of relief, be espied a white
clad . figure coming alone down the
"Oh. little milliner," be cried, "1
feared that you had gonel"
She drew back, startled at the sound
of his voice, then smiled. "Do you
not know that the war is over, gen
eral," she asked, "and our work here
"I knew," be answered, "but I had
to see you again, if only to say good
by." Tho gray eyes regarded him seri
ously. "And the ace in the bonnet?"
she questioned. 1
"I have given my word," he said
sadly. "I must return to ber."
Then the nurse motioned him to a
seat at her side. "I have a confession
to make," she began. "Remember that
'all Is fair in love and war,' so when I
found you and Robert Merrill side by
side upon the battlefield you fatally
wounded, as I supposed well, I told
a lie about the two rosettes,' hoping to
make it easier for you to die, easier
for him to live. The bits of forgetme-
not were fashioned by my hands, it is
true, but both were sewed upon El
len Richmond's bonnet."
She paused. "Will it grieve you
now to learn that Robert Merrill has
tened back to marry ber the moment
that peace was declared?"
But it was certainly not grief that
shone from tho young man's eyes as
be leaned toward ber.
'It is jou I want, little nurse." be
begged. "Will you go home with me?"
Sho sat white and smiling In the
golden light of the setting sun, and
then The old soldier threw back bis
white head as though be were listen
ing to marshaling music.
"Did she marry him?" I insisted.
His laughter rang out like that of a
loy. "You shall see," he answered
and raised his voice to call "Mother:"
A little old lady who had keen sit
ting at the farther end of the lawn
arose in answer aud came toward
us. Her gray eyes shone undimraed
through the fifty years.
"Yes, general," she said.
Heart to Heart
T ' -M
By EDWIN A. NYE.
THE GOOD SAMARITANS.
This is a true story about a Presby
terian, a Catholic, a Methodist and a
It happcued In the city of Des
The Presbyterian, an old man. after
a few ditys of illness died.
His .next door ueighlor on one side
was a Hebrew, on the other side a
member of the Methodist church, ami
the neighbor the second door away a
During his Illness these neighbors
took turns about caring for the old
gentleman, whose wife was a semi
Invalid. There was no help In the household
save that rendered alternately by the
Jew, the Catholic and the Methodist,
for this story did not occur in "the
best part" of the city. All the parties
were comparatively poor.
When the old man was dying there
was neither minister nor priest at the
bedside, and the broken hearted old
wife asked If some one could not offer
Reverently the Methodist repeated
the Lord's Prayer, and the others
Together the Methodist and Catholic
and Jew prepared the body for burial
and made all the arrangements for the
Ry request of the wife a Presby
terian minister was present at the fu
neral and read the burial service.
There was but one relative of the
dead a daughter living in Chicago
and the funeral cortege consisted only
of the daughter and the families of the
Catholic, the Methodist aud the Jew.
Those three neighbors are taking the
same care of the old wife through
their wives that they gave the hus
buud. - And when it was suggested that
the invalid wife go to the poor farm
the three families protested and said
if necessary they would take her to
one of their homes.
And daily little delicacies such as
these families can spare from a rather
meager store are carried to the old
Only this twenty-five years ago such
an -Incident could scarcely have hap
pened. And the moral? Why, the moral Is
on the surface of the story. .- Yon can
make your own application. -.: ;
You can say the world Is surely
growing tolerant and charitable and -kind,
or you can say that such an in
cident could take pfiice only among tbe
poor, or . ;
The story alone is good enough with
out an preaching.
Heart to Heart
By EDWIN A.NYE.
Look on that picture and then on
"The private Pujlman.car Plymouth
Rock that pulled out of here (Chicago!
tonight was devoted entirely to the
use of Parts. Ever bear of Paris?
Well, be is a Uttle dog bought In
Frauce by a Mr. Drews of California
for ' his wife. The Drews could not
think of allowing Paris to ride in the
baggage car, as the cruel railroad com
pany ruled, so tbe Pullman was char
tered. In addition to having his own
private car, tbe dog carries a little
bag around his neck, in which is a
tiny handkerchief for use when need
ed. Paris feeds on boiled rice and
has his own bathtub in course of con
That is one picture.
Here is the other, in the same news
paper: "This baby died from exposure. Day
before yesterday Mrs. Dolan and her
brood ' were evicted from their tene
ment shack by the landlord's agent
As one of the neighbors tella tbe story,
Mrs. Dolan bad Just returned from a
day's washing and. holding tbe baby
in her arms, was dishing up some po
tatoes (all there was for supper) to
two little tikes that bung to ber skirts
and talking of what a good time they
weHld bave when father' got out of
JalL Tbe constable tumbled the poor
furniture In tbe street and turned tbe
family outdoors. Neighbors offered to
take them In, but they declined. Tbe
woman and children spent the night
In an old shed near tbe canal. It grew
cold in the night In tbe morning the
baby was dead."
, That's all. '
All excepting this:
Why. 1.900 years, after Christ. In the
most prosperous laud la all .the earth,
should a dog be pampered and fed and
transported like a prince, while a babe,
made In the Image of Cod, is thrust
out and left to perish of cold and
Let statesmen who prate of our prog
ress and economists who write of the
beneficent order of our Christian civi
lization answer that "Why?"
If'only the rich and idle, the selfish
and the self centered, would draw
aside Hie curtain that bides "bow tbe
ctber half lives;" if only
But there are tbe two picture.
And why J
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November 1st 1910.
Steamship freight' for" Lahaina and
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at Kahului until 3 o'olock P. M. on
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Livery hacks, and automobiles will not
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Saturday night of each month at 7.30
VisiflDg brethren are cordially in
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