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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1911
Itl THE MAN.
Br ELSIE B. MATTESON
Copyright, 1910. by American Prosts
It Was Embarrassing, but It
Turned Out Well.
By EDGAR P. YARDLEY.
ICepyrlcbt, 1910, by American Preaa Asso
ciation. One summer I alighted from a stage
at tbe entrance of a hotel beside a New
Hampshire lake. There were several
persons sitting on the porch, and one, a
young girl, arose and advanced with a
happy smile to meet me. If there Is
one thing 1 have always prided myself
on It Is keeping my equipoise when
people- speak to me whom I don't re
member. I had no Idea who tbe girl
was, but did not propose to betray my
Ignorance. She put out her hand and
put up her lips, Not to give her the
expected kiss would have been a rude
ness. That was about as sweet a kiss as
I ever enjoyed. .Whether It was be
cause her Hps had a peculiar flavor to
tbem. whether it was that It was un
expected or whether there wan a nat
ural predisposition In me for that par
ticular girl I don't know. I only know
"LOOKED MS 8Q.CAKU IN THE FACM."
that the softness of rose leaves Is noth
ing to tbe exquisite sensation I experi
enced in the pressure of those lips.
Of course' 1 was not so stupid as to
speak first. I gave her that privilege
and waited for a cue.
"What brought you so early?" were
her first words.
"I found 1 could get away earlier
than I expected."
"How did you leave Katherlne?"
"Why, she hasn't recovered, has
"I mean she's doing very well."
"I think I'll go in and register, get
ting lid of tbe satchel at the same
time. I'll be with you In one moment."
Entering tbe office, I found a clerk
and asked if Miss I stumbled on
"Miss Ellison 7" supplied the clerk.
"Did she say anything about a room
"Yes, but she didn't expect-you on
this train. However, I can take care
While we were talking I was run
ning my eye back over registered
names until I came to "Mrs. Montgom
ery Ellison. Miss Edith Ellison, De
troit." I didn't know a soul in Detroit,
ao I was now quite sure tbe young
lady bad mistaken me for some one
else. I must let her down easy. It
occurred to me that to put my name on
the hotel register might betray the
situation, so, tbe clerk turning to in
spect bis key rack. I left him without
doing so and walked toward the door.
, "Mr. Wardwell!" be called.
"You have not registered."
"I will do so presently." And I
walked out on to tbe porch and Joined
My next move was to discover' what
relationship Mr. Wardwell bore to ber.
It was to be supposed that he was
ber lover, but I was not certain.
"You've changed a little since I saw
you," she said.
"Do you think so? Let me see bow
long is it?"
. "Two years last month."
I wished to BBk where we were
when we parted and. above all, wheth
er we were lovers. How could I
frame a question to get this Informa
tion without making a break?
"I'll bet you can't remember your
last words." I said playfully, "on the
day I left you."
"I can." she said 44 'don't forget the
"What a memoryl"
"It was delicious. I almost' made
I was puzzled. Candy is sweet, but
I fancied the last words of a young
girl to her lover before parting for two
years would have more depth to tbem.
"Well," I said, making another at
tempt to draw her out "do you feol
Just he same as when we parted?"
"The. most I'M" rtant thing you om
"The mof' '4.;rtant thing 1 can
think of V she said musingly. "Oh, I
know I No, Indeed I don't feel the same
about what was the most Important
thing to me at that time."
"Any change there?"
. "Why, In what you have Just men
tioned." "Yes, indeed! What was It we wero
talking about? Oh, yes! I'm so glut!
to see you that I can't think of any
"Well, about this change of heart?"
"Change of heart?"
"Yes. Weren't you saying you've had
a change of heart?"
"No! What put that Into your head?"
"Oh, tell me about that most impor
tant thing to you!"
"The most important thing when you
left; not now. Well, I was to have a
new dress, and I was In a great quan
dary as to whether I'd have it made
op with large or small sleeves. You
know, then they ' had been wearing
small sleeves so long that there was j
sure to be a change very soon." i
I gave an impatient grunt. I was
not getting on. Here was I playing ,
the part of another not knowing irlicth- i
er that other was cousin, uncle, brother ,
or lover. . The situation was distress-
'Do you mean to tell me," I said.
"that your heart has had no emotional
upheavals since I last parted with s
She turned and looked me square in
the face "Emotional upheaval!" she
repeated. "Aren't those words both too
big to be put together?"
'What I mean is does your heart oc
cupy the same position it occupied two
years ago, or has it changed?"
"You remember that position was
i understand that perfectly well, but
an equivocal position may become a
'Well, then, I don't mind telling you
that the position Is settled. My mind
Is made up."
I was getting deeper in the mire
rather than getting out of it Every
moment I dreaded lest I would be
called upon to make some explicit state
ment that would give me away. I bad
taken a kiss from a stranger I had no
right to take, and now I was piling up
the sin by endeavoring to extract from
that stranger her heart's secret Nev
ertheless I pushed on.
"Well, what Is the result?"
"That things are the same as they
were before anything happened."
I was getting red in the face.
Though the air was delightfully cool.
I took out my handkerchief and mop
ped my face. Having lost my assur
ance. I began to fancy all kinds of un
pleasant happenings. Another train
might come In and bring the real
Wardwell, I remembered that on con
sulting the railroad time table before
starting there were two trains I might
take fifty minutes apart. I took the first.
'I'm disappointed," said Miss El
"Disappointed! Why?" I asked.
"I don't believe you are glad to see
me a bit."
"How can you Bay that? I was nev
er happier in my life."
My looks belied my words. I was
never more miserable.
"You seem to be bored rather than
This was said with an expression of
'What you mistake for being bored,"
I said. "Is really pain. When I left
you It was undor certain conditions.
known only to us two."
"And one other."
"After an absence of two years isn't
it natural that I should wish to know
how those conditions now stand?"
In my agitation I had changed po
sitions so often that my chair now
faced the ladies sitting on the other
end of the piazza. One of them gave
me a bow or half a bow, as though
fearful of not being recognized. Her
face was familiar to me. I knew that
I was acquainted with her, but I
couldn't place her. I was also sitting
with my back to the direction from
which, a stage was approaching. I
heard the creak of wheels, but was
too intent upon other matters to heed
it It stopped before the door. I turn
ed in time to see a man who very
much resembled myself coming up tbe
steps. He stopped and stared at me.
I stared at him. . Miss Ellison burst
into a laugh.
"Frank." she said, "giving him a du
plicate of the kiss she bad given me.
"this is Mr. Edwards. He came an
hour ago, and 1 mistook him for you.
Had not Mrs. Gordon, who knows him,
told me when he went in to register
who he is I should have continued to
She looked at me and burst into an
other laugh. If I looked as I felt I
must have resembled a man who bad
been tarred and feathered, ridden on a
rail and thou keelhauled. My legs
would scarcely support me.
Then she kindly came to my rescue.
Tbe real Mr. Wardwell went Inside tj
register, and MIhs Ellison bade me be
seated and said : ,
"Don't be troubled. It was my mis
take, and you were led into It very
naturally. Mr. Wardwell is my half
brother. When 1 saw him last I was
meditating accepting an offer of mar
riage. .1 declined it"
"And this is the explanation," she
continued, with a smile, "of what I
was saying to you. But what la the
thank God' for?" turning away her
face and continuing the smile.
"For two thinsrn first, that you de
cllned the offer and. secondly, that
Mr. Wardwell is your half brother in
stead of your lover."
"TbiM Is quite' too much," she said,
rUlng. "for an hour's acquaintance.
Vou should speuk to Mfe. Gordon."
I loft that hotel engaged. ,
This bit of heroism wmh nu ileum I
Molly Tryue was born to the click
ing of telegraph keys. Her father tv.t:t
an agent at a station on the . i: a ml
G. railroad, and from the time .Mel:y
was five years old m t li i nir delighted
her so much as to sit in liln inp nti;l
With her little hand tiuder hl in the
key send messages. Then when si
knew they were real" messages Hit I
were being sent she would lie deli. ti
ed. ' .
"Now, dear." he would say iiPer
sending an order for a train to emue
on. "you've ordered up '17,' nud she'll
be here in ten minutes, or when the
hand of tbe clock stands there."
Sure enough, when the hand pointed
to the designated figure the train
would steam up to the station.
As Molly grew older her father
taught her the Morse alphabet. -mid
when one day she sent a message all
by herself ber pleasure knew no
bounds. She continued to practice and
to learn, and by the time she was four
teen she was of great assistance to
A year later Tryne fell III and died.
Molly was by this time so well versed
in telegraphy that the managers of the
railroad continued temporarily her fa
ther's salary to her mother, Molly sell
ing tickets, operating the wires and
acting as ' dispatcher. Of course she
could not go to school, but being am
bitious to learn, she studied at home,
which meant in the ticket and tele
graph office. One night she had ber
books before ber studying when, bear
ing a rap on the window, she looked
up and saw the ugly face of a man.
'What do you want?" she asked, her
heart leaping up into ber throat.
"Open the window !"
Molly sat still, not knowing what to
do. As to opening the window, she
had no thought of that '
"Open the window or I'll kill you!"
Molly sat looking at blm. She may
have been paralyzed by fear. Any
way, she made no move to throw up
The man smashed a pane of glass
with his fist and put his arm through
the opening to unloosen the catch, but
not finding It or because he didn't
know bow it worked be concluded to
try to effect an entrance in another
way. Molly heard his steps as be went
around to the door which opened on
the other side of the station. Running
from tbe office, she was at tbe door
before him and locked It Then she
ran back to ber clicker and called for
In a few moments she had caught a
station where a freight train had Just
pulled In and told tbe operator there
that a man was trying to break Into
her office. She had hardly got her
message through and received word
that help would be sent at once when
the man appeared again at the win
dow. And . now Molly rose to the occasion
like a true heroine. On her desk was
a little nickel plated monkey wrench,
glistening for all tbe world like the
polished barrel of a pistol. Seizing it
.and aiming It at the robber, she called
"If you don't go away I'll shoot
Tbe man didn't go away, but he
drew buck, and from his walking
around tbe'statlon Molly knew that be
was trying to find another entrance.
Meanwhile she clicked 'an Inquiry as
to what had been done for her relief
and was told that the engine .of the
train that bad come In bad been de
tached and was coming to her as
sistance as fast as steam would drive
It with several armed men aboard. It
bad left several minutes before, and
sloce It could get over a mile in a min
ute It should be there in six or seven
. Presently Molly beard its rattle, and
the robber probably beard it. too,
though not as quick as Molly, who ws
eagerly expecting it. Besides, be was
on the wrong side of tbe station to
bear it. Consequently when the lo
comotive pulled up be bad barely a
minute's start. Leaping from the cab.
one of tbe men sought Molly, while
the rest sought the robber. They
caught sight of blm running in com
pany with two other men and, calling
on tbem to bait, fired a shot after
them to enforce the order. Every one
of the fugitives was captured. Then
those who bad come to save tbe lit
tle operator assembled to bear ber
story. When she came to the monkey
wrench that had served for a pistol
they were lost in wonder. Taking tbe
robbers back to tbe station tbe rail
road men had come from, the story
was told and was telegraphed all along
tbe line. The next day trainmen and
passengers, when they passed the sta
tion, if they stopped, must see tbe
little girl who bad stood off a robber,
and if they did not stop crowded the
windows and platforms, waving con
But a more substantial honor, or.
ratber, a reward, came from the presi
dent of tbe company. He sent an or
der that Molly report . at the main of
fice. She obeyed tbe order, and when
the timid looking slip of a girl was
paraded through tbe various depart
ments all the employees arose and
craned their necks to get sight of her.
Then she was taken into the presi
He told her that ber mother would
be given a pension and that she would
be sent ti school He dismissed her,
with a fet check.
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Notice ol Opening of Public Lands
in Hamakualoa, Maul.
Notice is hereby given to W. R. Pat
terson, J. W. Kershner, Alan D. Peers,
Mrs. Sigrid Wilbur, Sherman W. Easter,
T. W. Ferguson, Geo. W. Easter, Mary
D. Schrader, Wallace E. Server, Geo. B.
Scbrader, Mrs. N. Peers and others, if
any, members of the Wakino Settlement
Association that lots Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 8, 11, 28 and 28A in the Kuiaha-Pau-wela
Tract, Hamakualoa, Island of Maui,
will be opened for homesteading in-the
following manner in accordance with the
laws relating to public lands in the Terri
tory of Hawaii, subject to withdrawal of
any of said lots prior to their selection.
Such opening shall be in the manner
set forth in the advertisement of opening
of public lands dated August 9, 1910, in
respect of method of application, draw
ing, selectiou and other matters, except
The lots may be taken ouly by tbe
Right of Purchase Lease or the Cash
Freehold Agreement method. Applica
tions for participating In the drawing
may be made only by members of said
Wakino Settlement Association and shall
be presented to the Commissioner of
Public Lands by ordinary mail on or be
fore Thursday, July 20, 1911. The draw
ing and assignment of the order of selec
tiou of lots will take place at the office of
the 'Commissioner ,of Public Lauds in
Honolulu, at 9:00 o'clock A. M. Friday,
July 21, 191 1. The selection of lots will
take place at the Wailuku Court House
iu the County of Maui, at 9:00 o'clock
A. M. on Monday, July 24, 191 1.
For further information, forms, maps,
etc., apply to W. O. Aiken, Sub-Agent
of the 4th Land .District, ' Makawao,
Maui, or at the office of the Commission
er of Public Lands.
Dat;d iu Honolulu, May 5, 1911,
Commissioner of Public Lands,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND CIRCUIT, TERRITORY OF
Notice of Drawing ok Grand and
Notice is hereby given that the draw
ing of Grand and Trial Jurors to serve
and act as such during the June, 191 1
Term of the Circuit Court of the Second
Circuit, Territory of Hawaii, will take
place in the Court Room of the said
Court, at Wailuku, Island and County of
Maul, Territory of Hawaii, on Tuesday,
the 23rd day of May, A. D. 191 1, at 10
o'clock in the forenobn of said day.
S. B. KINGSBURY,
Judge of the Circuit Court of the Sec
ond Circuit, T. H.
May 13, 20.