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'HE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, APRIL 8. 1911
The Dead Soldier's
By HELVIN BRAYTON
Copyright. 1910. by American Preni
The national .guard were fighting a
sham bnttle. "The reil were attacking
the 'enemy's country, while the blue
were defendlnK.it Lieutenant Ned
J Wagstaff was standing behind the line
of buttle, the men. at parade rent
waiting orders. A staff olliccr rode np
"This command has been annihilat
ed." The colonel turned to his men and
told theiu that, having been annihilat
ed, they could fight no more. Then he
gave the order to stack arms and per
mission to do as they liked till retreat
' "Billy," said Wagstaff to Captain
Drummond. "1 want you to do some
thing for me." i
"Go np to the house and tell Belle
Harkaway that our regiment has been
annihilated, that I've been killed and
the Jig's up all around." t
"1 want to see how she'll take It
"She is certainly not so silly as to
take It literally."
"She's pretty stupid." ,
"Stupid girls are most attractive to
men that is. if they are prettyand
Belle Is very pretty -decidedly pretty."
"If you play your part well you can.
fool her. I'm curious to know If she'll
mourn for me."
"All right; I'll try It on. Suppose she
wants to see your dead body."
t "I never thought of that. Perhaps
I'd better lie dead on the battlefield.
You can bring her to see the corpse.
But first I , want to know If you're
going to give me away."
"No; I won't do that, though it
would be a good. Joke to do so. I'll
play the part for you as well as 1
"And you'll tell me how she takes
"No", but If she wants to see your
corpse you can judge for yourself
"All right. You'll find me under that
big oak over there. So long."
Billy departed for the bouse, and
Wagstaff went over to the oak. sprawl
ed himself on the grass and. to kill
time while waiting to be Inspected for
a dead man. lit a cigar. Men who
fight sham battles need to get up a
lot of Dutch courage. Ned had dis
tinguished himself for bravery induced
by several bracers during the tight; con
sequently he felt dopey and soon yield
ed to slumber. Suddenly he was
awakened by a girl's voice: .1
"Where Is he? Ob. tell me, where Is
Ned. recognizing the voice of the girl
be loved and. realizing that soldiers
- are not usually killed with cigars In
their mouths, let the half smoked weed
fall. He felt It roll down bis cheek,
but where It landed be couldn't see.
Be lay stiff and stark.
"Here he Is!" be beard Drummond
Ned looked sidewise between bis
lashes and saw Belle Harkaway hur
rying toward him. He closed his eyes
and lay with a peaceful expression on
bis face. Indeed, be put on a certain
serenity which be had often practiced
before a mirror and which he con
sidered very becoming to him. Belle
knelt beside him. He dared not open
his eyes, bat be knew sbe was there
and very near him.
"Oh, Ned!" she moaned.
"He died a noble death." Billy put fa
"Dear, brave Ned: If I had only not
treated you as I did. If you could but
speak one word to me to tell me that
you forgive me. Are you sure he Is
.dead? There's color In his face."
"Oh. that's often the case with men
shot In battle. They call It the sol
. diet's afterglow."
This was very clever of Billy, seeing
, that the afterglow was produced by
the bracers Nod bad taken during the
"Ned." moaned Belle, "speak to me!"
Ned didn't dare part his lips suffi
ciently to look at her. but be could
hear her moaning over him. -
"He makes a beautiful corpse." Billy
"Lovely! He must have been smok
ing when he was shbt"
"What makes you think that?" ask
"Don't you see the cigar on his
shoulder? Dear, brave Ned coolly
smoking in the. face of danger"
"That was Just like him." said BUly.
, "ne was always doing that kind of
thing. He cared nothing for danger.
"What were his last words?" asked
Belle. "Did he say anything about
"Yes. He said. Tell Belle Harkaway
that my last thoughts, my last words,
were of her.' "
"Oh. dear! If I could, have been here
to bold blm in my arms when he died!
Somehow 1 can't realize that the red
color you call the soldier's afterglow
isn't, the blood of life. I'm going to
pinch his cheek. It may bring him
back to us'
She gave his cheek a terrific pinch.
Ned winced, but stood the test
"See!" cried Belle. "The afterglow
a lot of it!"
She pinched him again, this time so
vigorously that he howled.
Opening his eyes, be looked Lito two
of the merriest orbs that ever gazed
on the corpse of a beloved object
"Rats!" he said. "There's no use
trying to be dead under a pinch like
"More afterglow!" she cried, clap
ping her hands with delight as a blush
of shame covered his face.
A FOOTBALL GIANT
And How He Was Inspired to i
Win a Champion Game.
By ARNOLD TRACY.
(Copyright, imp, by American Press Asso
'I have called," suid Captain Ben
Tucker of the I'nrkiuton football team
to Miss Ethel Storm, "on a matter of
a very delicate nature."
"Indeed," sntd Miss Storm, opening
a pair of big brown eyes euDladed by
long black lushes.
'Yes, extremely delicate. Indeed, I
scarcely know how to begin."
There was a pause, during which
Captain Tucker whs pumping up his
courage, or, rather, hunting for a way
to state his case that would be least
offensive. Finally, with a last ahem,
he went on:
'You are a wore, I suppose, that in n
few days' our team meets the Stanwlg
team In a final try for the season's
championship." . .
'You niny be also aware that there
Is one mau on whom depends our suc
cess or failure."
"Who Is this Ajnx?" ..
'Tot-haps you have heard of Miles
"I am acquainted with him."
"I am pleased that you admit the
acquaintance. It is a step forward.
Now we shall get on. Mr. Stanford
is suffering from a mental malady
which renders him unfit for putting
forth ,hls best efforts on the gridiron.
Though the game Is near at hand, I
can't get him to practice with any
spirit. lie gets the signals mixed.
doesn't remember anything he is told,
and often when he might seize the ball
and carry it- uutackled to goal he
stands on the Gold In a day dream.
When I shout to hlra he starts as If
'And may I ask," said the girl, open
ing wide her beautiful eyes, "what all
this hns to do with me?"
Captain Tucker, having led up to the
subject in question, being now face to
face with it. was abashed. The girl
would not aid him.
'He's dead In love with you, and
you are standing him off. Why the
dickens can't you give him a sop till
after the game? ' Then I don't care
what you do with him."
Mins Storm controlled -a desire to
laugh. The affair between the petite
Miss Storm nnd the gigantic Mr. Stan
ford was being watched by the nuraer-
GAVE HIM HER HAND.
ous. friends of both with interest and
amusement. And just before the big
game was to come off. as bad luck
would have It. Stanford had taken it
into bis heud to propose to her and she
had cast blm Into a slough of despond
ency by refusing him.
"Mr. Tucker," she said gravely, "are
you aware of the breach you are mak
"Oh, for heaven's sake, don't play
me. I'm not in that game at all. Just
now I'm absorbed in winning this
match between our team and the Stan
wigs. -If you. don't help us or stop
standing in our way. whichever you
choose to call it. the jig's up. We can't
beat them with Stanford in his pres
ent condition, and if you'll only go
soft on him for three days the cbJhm
pionsblp will be ours."
The girl stood looking at him with
an expression that neither he nor any
one else could read. The expression on
his own face was one of Infinite vexa
"Mr. Tucker," she said at last "you
overrate my Influence with Mr. Stan
ford. 1 should he happy to aid you if
It were in my power, but unfortunate
ly Mr. Stanford is his own master."
This was snid with such Icy severity
that Tucker did not feel warranted In
pursuing the subject further. "I re
gret,''' he said, "to have felt it neoe
sary to trespass upon your private af
fairs and trust you will consider ray
interest In the coming match, as well
as the good of the whole team, an ex
cuse and forrlve me."
"Y'ou are forpriven." said Miss Storm,
putting out her hand.
Tucker frrasped It thankfully and in
his gratitude for being forgiven
squeezed it so hard in bis brawny fist
that he called forth a cry and was
obliged to ask to be forgiven again.
Then he went away feeling thut he
had failed in his mission and the
championship was as good as lost.
During the next few days the cap
tain nourished a faint hope that after
all Miss Storm would relent and he
would notice in the practice games a
change for the better in Stanford.
But the great hulk of a tji lnmhrfl
over the Held like a ship In the rollers
without a breeze.
There was nothing to do but play
the game and take the consequences.
The captain and all the team expected
that their enemies would hove a walk
over. Hut what could they do? Stan
ford would not only fall to be the
tower of strength to them he should
be, but was liable to be a positive in
Jury. Every man of the team went on
the gridiron with despair written In
his face. The Stanwigs, on the con
trary, had got wind of the fact that
something was wrong with their op
ponents and were buoyed with hope.
The consequence was that during the
first , hnlf the I'arkintons did them
selves great injustice, while the Stan-
wigs played better than they had ever
played before. ' Tucker just before the
game opened had sworn like a trooper
at Stanford, using terms of sovereign
contempt, hoping to touch his pride.
It had simply concentrated his atten
tion on the game sufficiently to pre
vent his making any blunders.
The second hnlf was about to begin,
with 6 to 0 in -favor of the Stanwigs,
when Captain Tucker heard a voice
behind him say:
"A lady nt the grand stand wants to
see you. Stanford."
Turning, Tucker saw Stanford walk
Come back here!" shouted the can-
tain of the Stanwigs. "Time's called."
"Go on!" thundered Tucker.
Stanford proceeded, watched by his
captain. Tucker saw him. go to the
grand stand, and on drawing near it
he was beckoned to by Miss Storm.
"Great heaven!" muttered Tucker.
'Can it be that she's going to set him
He saw Miss 'Storm smile on Stan
ford, whisper something to him, give
him her hand and send him away.
The big man came running with the
lightness of a gazelle on to the field.
Tucker passed the word among his
team that something had hnppened,
and they lined up with a supreme con
fidence, every man in condition to do
Strange it Is how under certain cir
cumstances what is not known . be
comes known. It was probably not
five minutes between the reception of
Stanford's summons and the beginning
of the second half, yet it was known
everywhere on the oval that a change
had come over the conditions pertain
ing to the game. In the first place, a
large number of Miss Storm's friends
sitting about her saw Stanford ap
proach her,' listen to her whispered
words and receive the pressure of her
little hand. They saw, too, a sudden
gust of joy sweep over his face. Then
they followed him with their eyes as
he bounded, toward the center of the
gridiron. The news was disseminated
by a hundred voices, which in turn
told it to a hundred more, and so on
till It was common property that a
great advantage had come to the
Parkintons. what tbnt advantage was
only the inner circle knew. Parkinton
rooters yelled themselves hoarse; Stan
wlg rooters' voices seemed to have been
What is it, Stanford?" Tucker ask
ed just before the ball was put in play.
"If this game Is won," replied the
Hercules, "I'm in paradise; if it is lost
I'm In the other place."
"Then It's won, by thunder!"
From the reopening of the game
Stanford, who had during the first
half attracted attention because of the
uselessness of a man who might be
Infinitely useful, converged the eyes of
all present. Scarcely had the game
recommenced 'when he got possession
of the ball, and, warding off a tackle
on his right with his free arm and
launching his ponderous body ,on an
other tackle, he got. beyond the en
emy's line and, like a mountain sud
denly equipped with wings, flew to
. Again, when two wedges were ram
ming each other. Stanford by what
seemed the effort of a Titan forced
bis way through the mass before him
and with a few contortions ridding
himself of the dingers made a side
run and another touchdown.
The yell that went up from the root
ers of both sides was like a dozen
And so the game went. on. In half
an hour the score, which had been 6 to
0 for the Stanwigs, stood 12 to 6 for
the Parkintons. Stanford, who con
sidered the game won, permitted his
mind to drift upon the blessedness in
store for blm. One of the enemy, taking-advantage
of bis inertness, passed
the ball to another, who passed it to a
third, and this man took it to goal.
"Wake up!" yelled the Parkinton
Stanford did woko up and, since
there were but eight minutes left,
made the best use of them. As if to
atone for her negligence, he swung
himself about, his enemies going down
before him like pygmies. Finally,
when time was called the game stood
14 to 10 in favor of the I'arkintons.
Hercules, Instead of bearing the
world on his shoulders, was borne on
the shoulders of the world. Stanford
was carried off the field by his com'
rades amid the confusion of a break
ing in on the gridiron by a multitude
Captain Tucker considered what
could with propriety be done to show
Miss Storm he appreciation of hlni'
self and his team for having saved the
game. He bad met with an icy recep
tion on trespassing on her private af
fairs and had no mind to trespass
again. He called a meeting of the
team and asked for suggestions. The
result of the deliberations was that
the same evening Miss Storm received
a box inlaid with mother-of.pearl con
taining ten pounds of candy. Nothing
to mark the donor accompanied it, but
Miss Storm knew very well that It waa
the gift of the winning team.
IN TUB CIRCUIT COURT OF THR
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, TER
RITORY OF HAWAII.
In the matter of the estate of Antone
Gonsalves Teixeira, late of Wailuku,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Notice is hereby given to all persons
having claimsagainst the estate of Antone
Gonsalves Teixeira, late of Wailuku,
County of Maui, Territory of Hawaii, to
presetit same duly authenticated and with
proper vouchers, if such exist, to either
Arcefia Teixeira, executrix of said estate
or her attorneys, D. H. Case and Enos
Vincent, of Wailuku, Maui, within six
months from date of publication of this
notice, or payment thereof will be for
ever barred. '
Dated at Wailuku this 8th day of Mar.,
, ARCENA TEIXEIRA, Executrix.
D. II. Case, and Enos Vincent, her
Attorneys. Wailuku, Maui.
Election of Officers.
At the adjourned meeting of ' the
Stockholders of the Maui Land & Rail
road Compauy, held this day, the follow
ing gentlemen were elected:
DIRECTORS: Hon. II. P. Baldwin,
Mr. H. A, Baldwin, Mr. F. F. Baldwin,
Mr. J. N. S. Williams, Mr. E. E. I'axton,
and at a Directors' Meeting immediately
following the Stockholders' Meeting the
following officers of the Corporation were
elected to serve during one year.
Hon. II. P. Baldwin, President; Mr.
H. A. Baldwin, Vice-President; Mr. F.
F. Baldwin, Secretary; Mr. J. N. S. Wil
liams, Treasurer; Mr. D. B. Murdoch,
F. F. BALDWIN,
March 23, 191 1.
April 1, 8, i5
Notice of Dissolution of Partner
Notice is hereby given by the under'
signed, ARCENIO HENRY SYLVA, of
Kaliuhu, County of, Maui, Territory of
Hawaii, and FRED HURST, of the same
place, that the partnership heretofore
existing between them has been this day
dissolved bj mutual consent. .'
All persons having claims against said
firm shall present them to the said FRED
HURST who will conduct the business
heretofore carried on by the undersigned.
ARCENIO HENRY SYLVA,
FRED HURST. '
Dated this 23rd day of February, A. D.
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