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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, J 905
CHARLES CLARK MUNN
OopTrtsht, UOQ, by Lea 4 Shepard
Chapters I and ti Uncle Terry is the
keeper of the Cape light on feoutliport
island. He has an adopted daughter
Telly (Etelka,) grown to "womanhood,
who was rescued when a babe from the
wreck of the Norwegian 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
of 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 oiitine- with Frank, Albert fritters
away fro. At the same time Alice is
walking four miles a day to teach school
and sunoortine 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 $175 a
month as a bribe to spy upon tne iNasons.
C. VII and VIII. Albert tells Frank of
hi debts. Alice's strueeles 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
ticoo a vear 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 delierhted with the country holi
day of sleighrides and skating. Alice
keet him at a distance and tells her
brother that his chum ought to, work for
IN summer Sonthport Island, as
yet untainted by the tide of
outing travel, was a spot to
Inspire dreams, poetry and
canvases covered with ocean lore. Its
many coves and Inlets where the tides
ebbed and flowed among the weed cov
ered rocks. Its bold cliffs, sea washed.
and above which the white gulls and
flshhawks circled; the deep thickets of
spruce through which the ocean wlndH
murmured and where great beds of
ferns and dusters of red bunch berries
grew were one and all left undisturbed
week In, week out.
At the Cape, where Uncle Terry!
Aunt Lissy and Telly lived their aim
pie borne life, and Bascom, the store
keeper and postmaster, talked unceas
lngly when be could find a listener,
and Deacon Oaks wondered why "the
grace o God hadn't freed the land
from 1008, no one ever came to dis
turb Its quietude. Every morning Un
cle Terry, often accompanied by Telly
In a calico dress and sunbonnet, rowed
out to pull his lobster traps, and after
dinner harnessed and drove to the bead
of the Island to meet the mall boat
then at eventide, after lighting bis pipe
and the lighthouse lamp at about the
same 'time, generally strolled over to
Baacotn'a to have a chat, while Telly
made a call on the HWldder Leach," a
misanthropic bot pious protegee of
hen, and Aunt Lissy read the paper.
Once tn about three weeks, according
to weather, the monotony of the village
was disturbed by the arrival of a small
schooner owned Jointly by Uncle Terry,
Oaks and Bascom, and which plied be
tween the Cape and Boston. Once In
two weeks services were held, as usual,
In the little brown church, and as often
the lighthouse tender called and left
coal and oil for Uncle Terry. Regu
. larly on Thursday evenings the few
piously inclined, led by Deacon Oaks,
gathered in the church to sing hymns
they repeated fifty-two times each yeur,
listen to a prayer by 'Ouks that seldom
varied in a single sentence, and heard
Auntie Leach thank the Ixrd for his
"many mercies," though what they
were In her case it would be bard to
telL unions being permitted to live
alone and work bard to lire at all was
a mercy. The scattered islanders and
the handful whose dwellings comprised
the Cape worked hard, lived frugally
unconscious that all around
a rocky snore whose cuffs
and Inlets and beaches were so many
of ptetnresgae aad charming
This was Bouthport In summer, but
t In winter, when the little harbor at
the Cape was icebound, the winding
road to the head of the island burled
beneath drifts and the people often for
weeks at a time absolutely cut off
from communication with the rest of
the world. It was a place cheerless In
Its desolation. Like so many wood
chucks then the residents kept within
doors or only stirred out to cut wood,
foddor the stock and shovel paths so
that tbe children could go to school.
The days were short and the evenings
long, and to get together and spend
hours In labored conversation the only
pastime. It was one of those long even
ings and when Aunt Lissy and Telly
were at a neighbor's and Uocle Terry,
left to himself, was reading every line.
Including the advertisements. In the
last Journal, that the following met
WaHTEDl-Information that will lead
to tna dteoovvry at aa heir to the estate
of one 19rio Peterson, a landowner and
hlpbuHde at Stockholm. Sweden, whoee
sun. wttn his wife. ehUd and erew, was
known to have been wracked oa the eoaet
of Maine In March, 157. Notbins has
ever been heard of aaid Peteraoa or hie
vita, be the onUd mar have bean saved.
any one havtnc Intorntattun tfcat will lead
to the flleiMiieiy of thia chad wUI be
amply rewarded by omnmuntcartns with
NICHOUaa FRYB, attorney at La
fembatton Square, Boston.
"Waal, I'll be everlastln'ly gol darn
ad!" Uncle Terry exclulmed after be
tad read It tor the third tune. "IX this
L read It tor the third time. "IX this
It was fortunate he was alone, for it
gnve him time to think the matter
over, and after half an hour of aston
ishment he decided to say nothing to
his wife or Telly.
"I'll J 1st breathe easy an' sag up,"
be said to himself, "same as though !
was crossln' thin ice, an' if not h In'
comes on't nobody Ml be the worse for
Then he cut the slip out and bid it in
his black leather wallet, and then cut
out the entire page and burned it.
"Wimmln are sich curls creeters
they'd be sure to want to know what
'd cut out o' that page," he said to
himself, "on never rest till I told 'em."
When Aunt Lissy and Telly came
home Uncle Terry was as composed
as a rock and sat quietly puffing his
pipe, with his feet on top of a chair
and pointing toward the Are.
"Were you lonesome, father?" asked
Telly, who usually led conversation in
the Terry home. "We stopped at Bas
com's, and you know he never stops
He's worse'n burdock burs ter git
away from," nnsworoa uncie 'lerry,
nn' ye can't be perllte ter him unless
ye want t' spend tho rest o' yer life
listenln'. Ills tongue alius seemed ter
be hung in the middle an" wag both
ways. I wasn't lonesome," he contin
ued, rising and adding a few sticks
to the fire ns the two women laid aside
their wraps and drew chairs up. "I've
read the paper purty well through an'
hod a spell o' llvln' over bygones," and
then, turning to Telly and smiling, be
added: "I got thlnkln' o' the day ye
came ashore, an' mother she got that
excited she sot the box ye was in on
the stove an' then put more wood in.
It's a wonder she didn't put ye In the
stove instead o' the wood!"
As this Joke was not new to the lis
teners no notice was taken of It, and
the three lapsed into silence.
Outside the steady boom of the surf
beating on the rocks came with monot
onous regularity, and inside the clock
ticked. For a long time Uncle Terry
sat and smoked on in silence, resum
ing, perhaps, his bygones, and then
said: "By the way, Telly, what's be
come o' them trinkets o' yourn ye bad
on that day? It's been so long now,
'most twenty years, I 'bout forgot 'em.
I s'pose ye hain't lost 'em, hev ye?"
"Why; no, father," she answered, a
little surprised. "I hope not. Tbey
are all In a box In my bureau, and no
one ever disturbs them."
"Ye wouldn't mind fctchln 'em now,
would ye, Telly?" he continued after
She watched htm take out t)u contents.
urn will K a iuuk wiuu ol buioh uuu
slowly emitting It In rings. "It's been
. . 1 , 1 em - 1 Jt
so many years, an' since I got thlnkln'
bout it I'd Ilka to take a look at 'em,
Jest to remind me o that fortunate
day ye came to us."
The girl arose and, going upstairs, re
turned with a small tin box shaped like
a trunk and, drawing the table up In
front of Uncle Terry, set the box down
upon It. As be opened It she perched
herself on the arm of his chair and,
leaning against bis shoulder, passed one
arm caressingly around bis neck and
watched him take out the contents,
FlTBt came a soft, fleecy blanket, then
two little garments, once whitest mos-
HIV uvaio Hiuivuua vuv.v aa uitar
lin, but now yellow with age. and then
another smaller one of flannel. Pinned
to this were two tiny shoes of knitted
wool. In the bottom of the box was a
small wooden shoe, and though clumsy
tn comparison, yet evidently fashioned
to fit a lady's foot Tucked In this was
a little box tied with faded ribbon, and
in this were a locket and chain, two
rings and a scrap of paper. The writ
ing on the paper, once nasaiy scrawiea
two faces, one a man's with strongly
marked features, tne omer ginutu wiui
uik eje nun uun m -u. .
These were all the heritage bf this
waif of the sea who now, a fair girl
with eyes and face lllte the woman's
picture, was leaning on tbe shoulder
of ner foster father, and they told
pathetic tale of life and death; of ro
mance and mystery not yet unwoven.
How many times that orphan girl
tmd Imagined what that tale might be;
how often before she bad examined
every one of those mute tokens; bow
many times gaxed with mute eyes at
tlie faces In the locket: and how. as
the years bearing ner onwara towaro
maturity passea, naa sne nopeo ana
waited, hoping ever that some word,
some whisper from that faroff land of
her birth might reach her!
And as she looked at those mute rel
ics which told so little and yet so much
of ber history, while the old man who I
bad been all that a kind father could
be to ber took them out one
she realized more than ever
debt of grutltudo she owed to him.
When ho had looked them over and
put them back In the exact order in
J which they had been packed, he closed
I the box ana, taxing tne lime nana tnai
bod been caressing bis face in his
been caressing nis luce in nis own
moment. When be released it tbe girl
stooped and, pressing her lips to bis
weather browned cheek, arose and re
sumed her seat.
"Waal, ye better put the box away
now," said Uncle Terry at last, "i n
jest go out an' take a look ofTn the
f 'Int. and then It'll be time to turn in."
VE got ter go ter Boston,"
said Uncle Terry to bis wife
a few dava later. "Thar's
some money due us that we
ain't sartlu we'll git You an' Telly
can tend the lights for a couple o'
nights, can't ye? I won't be gone
more'n that Bascoin's to take me up
to the heud, an' if the boat's runnin'
I'll be all right."
This plan had cost Uncle Terry a
good deal of diplomacy. Not only did
he have to Invent a reasonable excuse
for going by exciting tbe fears of both
Bascom and Oaks regarding money
really due them, byt he bad to allay the
curiosity of his wife and Telly as well.
In a small village like the Cupe every
one's movements were well known to
all and commented on, and no one was
better aware of It than Uncle Terry.
But go to Boston he must, and to do so
right In the dead of winter and not ex
cite a small tempest of curious gossip
taxed bis Yankee wit
At Bath he had a few hours' wait
and went to the bank and drew a sum
of money from bis small savings.
'Lawyers are sech sharps, consarn
'em!" be said to himself. "I'd better
go loaded. Most likely I'll come back
skinned. I never did tackle a lawyer
'thout losln' my shirt."
When, after an all night ride, during
which he sat In the smoking car with
his pipe and thoughts for company, be
arrived In Boston, he felt, as he would
phrase it, like a cat In a strange gar
ret. He bad tried to fortify himself
against the expected meeting with this
Frye, who, be felt sure, would make
him pay dearly for any service. When
he entered the rather untidy office of
that legal light Uncle Terry locked sus
piciously at Its occupant
'Well, sir, what can I do for you?"
asked Frye after his visitor bad Intro
"Waal," answered Uncle Terry, tak
ing a seat and laying his hat on the
floor beside him, "I've come on rather
a cune errand. And, taking out tne
slip be had a few days before placed
in his wallet, be handed It to Frye
with the remark, "That's my errand."
Frye's face brightened.
"I am very glad to see you, Mr. Ter
ry," he said, beginning to rub bis bands
together. "If you have any facts In
your possession that will aid us in the
search for an heir to this estate we
shall be glad to pay you for them, pro
vided they are facts. Now, sir, what la
your story T'
Uncle Terry looked at the lawyer a
moment before answering.
"X didn't come here to tell all I knew
the fust go off," he said. "I know all
'bout this shipwreck an' a good deal
more that'll consarn ye, but rXist I
want to know who Is lookln for tho
Information an' what's likely to cum
- It was Frye's turn to stare now;
"This man wont be any easy wit
ness," be thought, and then be said.
"That I am not at liberty to disclose
until I know what facts you can es
tablish, but rest assured that any In
formation yon may have, if it be proved
of real value, will entitle you to an
T reckon ye don't quite ketch on to
my drift," replied Uncle Terry. "I
didnt com here lookln' ter pay, but to
i 1 -
I see that Jostlce was served an' them
as bad rights got thar dues."
"Well, sir," said Frye In a suave
voice, "we, too, are looking to see the
ends of justice served, but you must
understand that tn a matter of this Un-
portaace we must make no mistakes.
Aa estate awaits a claimant, but that
cintmMit canst establish bis or ber
identity beyond tbe shadow of a doubt
In otdec as you must see, that Jostlce
may tie done.'
"Weal," applied Uncle Tfcrry, stroking
bis chin with bis tbomb aad Anger
wbfle be deliberated, "I s'pose I may
as wH toll ye fust aa last I cum
I ' w
nere for that purpose, an' aU I want to
nx B. g Pttars notnm in it ywa seep
niexmn owrawuw biwuuipwi
in the minds o them as ia near and
dear to me."
"It's a lawyer's professional duty
never to disclose any business confl-
",,04 m this matter I infer yoo wish
ro become my client Am I right, Mr.
dTdn't cum here exact.y purposln'
to if0 ya ,nswered Uncle TerrfT "I
euro to god what's In tbe wind, an' If
'twas uxeiy 10 mount 10 anyuung to
toll .11 1 ku. .. that hm .a
bad rights got Justice. As I told ye In
the fust on't I'm keeper o tbe light at
the end f Bouthport Island, an' have
been for thirty year.
"One night in March, Just nineteen
year ago comln' this spring, thar was
a Knu enra go atom u nana uum
ledge right off. tbe p'tnt and stayed
thar hard an' fast I seen her soon
M twa8 Ught thar WM noUin'
doM Dut a flre an'
Bt.nd wateh the ooor critters so
down. Long toward noon I spied a
bundle workln' In, an' when It struck
made fast to It with a boat hook
n found a baby Inside an' alive. My
wife an' I took care on't and have
been doing so ever since, it was
young lady. 'Bout ten years ago we
to. out papers legally adoptln' 'her,
. oum. From a paper we
found plnne to ber clothes we learned
her name was Etelka reterson. an'
I that ber mother, an' we supposed ber
father, went down that day right In
sight o us. Thar was a locket round
the child's neck wf a couple tf rings to
ikaie fcfibt tern an? tike
papers" an' all her baby clothes ever
since. That s the bull story."
"How did this child live to get
ashore f asked Frye, keenly interest
ed. "That's the curls part," replied Uncle
Terry. "She was put in a box an'
ied 'tween two feather beds an' cum
I ashore dry as a duck."
Frye stroked his nose reflectively,
stooDlna over as he did and watching
bis visitor with bawk-llke eyes. I
A very well told tale, Mr. Terry,"
1 IS a mn 1st aafr InOr MA Kami wall tnll t a la I
I IIV DUIU sua A, T - se ,vau
indeed! Of course you have retained I
all the articles you say were found on
tne CDUar I
--xes, weve aepi -em an, you may
Ha aurA " ronllAft ITnrln Tprrv.
"And why did you never make any
official report of this wreck and of tbe I
facts you state?" asked Frye,
I did at the time," answered Uncle
Terry, "but nothln' cum on't I guess
my report la thar tn Washington now,
if it ain't lost"
"And do I understand you wish to
retain me as your counsel tn this mat
ter and lay claim to this estate, Mr.
Terry?" continued Frye.
"Waal. I've told ye the facts," re
plied Uncle Terry, "an' If tbe gal's got
money comln' I'd like to see ber git
It What s goln' to be tbe cost o' doln'
The matter of expense Is bard to
state tn such a case as this," Answered
one. There may be, and no doubt will
be, other claimants. Litigation may
follow, and so the cost Is an uncertain
one. I shall be nlsd to act for rou tn I
this matter and will do so If you re
It Is said that those who hesitate are
lost, and at this critical moment Uncle
Be did not like the looks of Frye.
Be suspected him to be what be was
a aarnwrl. amrmth nlnlifllhln villain.
Bad be obeyed his first Impulse he
would have picked up bis bat and left
Frye to wash bis bands with invisible
soap, and laid bis case before some
other lawyer, but he hesitated. Frye,
be knew, bad tbe matter in bis hands
and might make tbe claim that his
story was false and fight It with all
Uie legal weapons Uncle Terryso muc .
flNuM In ttiA AnA fiA ciwMn.wl In nit r I
for the best , I
'I shall want you to send me a de-led
tanea story ox wis wrecs, sworn to meat 8uppy. This method of pro
by yourself and wife," said Frye; "also I , . . , ..
the articles found 00 this child, and cedure WaS rePeoted a dozen tlmes
I will lay your affidavits before tbe at-
torneys for this estate and report
progress to you later on.1
When Uncle Terry turned bis face
"I s'posed I'd gtt skinned," be mut
tered to himself after be was well on
bis way borne, "an I reckon I navel
A lawyer knows a farmer at sight, an'
when he ketches one be takes bis bay I
Be's taken mine fur sartln, an' I begin
Bow I'm goto' to git tbe wimmln to
I've lost my senses la one too many
tro u wwiwn.1
Good Times With European Labor
HONOLULU, July 26. "There's
lots of money in Hawaii just now,"
said Stock" Broker William A.
Love this morning, "and there's
. . . , . v i 1
lots more coming, but what good
are thousands upon thousands
or millions, if you like-going to do
the Territory at large unless we
have people in the country through
whom the wealth can be put into
"Millions may roll into the
country, millions more wealth than
there is here now, but all this mo
ney is not going to benefit Hawaii
as a people, as a Territory, as a
1 . 1
progressive community unless we
1 have enough people of the righ
, oo . , .u, tn ;
I """"6" "
crease business and advance hnan
"There's plenty of room in Ha
Uaii for home builders. At present
the affairs of the community in a
financial way are at a standstill.
W Because there is as much
business being done as will ever be
J0ne viTitil the gates are opened
1 , ,v.. ,la ..-i.
1 a"u 'UUUM"ua
are induced to come here and live.
"There are two things which
must be done to bring about this
immigration and both the Terri
torial Government and the sugar
i , . . ., 1 . 1
plantations have the work to do,
Conditions must be sucn tnat set
tler8 wU1 not i,ave t0 pay exorbi
4 . ... A ,u .
at PnceB ,or lftnd and the Plan
tations must employ wiate labor,
And they must pay white labor
what white labor can live on. Here
the plantations are paying great
dividends. I own a lot of sugar Btock
and am receiving dividends. I,
for one, and I know you will find
' business men in this
niany more business men in tins
ciiy who nave tiiuugut 1110 manci
over and who have arrived at the
same conclusion, would much rath
er see the dividends decreased and
the differences going to pay white
laborers instead of Orientals. And
why? Because the business men
will come out just as much in
pocket in the end.
"Bring on your families of the
laboring class from Europe; offer
t.pm vnr., in.lnnpmRnts fin the
plantations; give them land oppor
tunities: pay them fair wages, and
L,u, ,:n u. fi ro.nH? Mnnpv
n-.v. Wnmen Outwit Pickets.
tniwuu, juiy iu.-iwo piucity
Chicago women for six weeks have I
braved rioting in the down-town dis
tricts and outwitted the cleverest
pickets by delivering meats to res
taurants in strike-bound State-
street department stores. v The
women who risked their lives to aid
tbeir husbands are Mrs. John Irwin,
and Mrs. Alexander Irwin, 5804
Michigan avenue. Tbeir husbands
are members of the Irwin Brothers
Company, 344 Clark street.
When the strike was declared in
April the members of the firm were
.... . . . . . . , I
was picketed. Than it was that the
faithful wives found a solution of the
difficulty. The next day the two
difficulty. The next day the two
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were Placed from twenty to forty
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the choicest cuts of meat that the
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The courageous women then drove
down town. They stopped at the
Washington street entrance to Mar
ghaU Field & C(). where the clerks
guarded the alley and never suspect-
how the firm was receiving its
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