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TIIR WBKKIA' HII,0 TRIBUNE, HILO, HAWAII, FRIDAY. APRIL , (904.
FIRST BANK OF HILO
Incorporated Under tlie Iiiiwi of tlic j f
Territory 01 iiav.au.
PEACOCK BLOCK, HILO.
P. l'KCK - lTeMenl.
C. C. KUNNUDV VIce-lTcs.
JOHN T. M0IK.2Ud Vlce-Prc.
C. A. ftTOniH Cmtiler.
T1I03. C. KIMOWAY, Secretary.
1. .Catiarlo, John J. Oroce,
V. 8. I.ytnnn,
It. V. ratten,
Draw ISxcliunne on
The Bank of Hawaii, I,td Honolulu
Wells, I'arjjo & Co. Hnnk...Snn l'rancisco
Well, l-'argo &. Co's Hank New York
The Nnlionnl Hank of the Re- ci,cn0
Glynn, Mills, Currlc & Co London
HonKkoiiK-ShaiiRhai Hank-) Hongkong,
ing Corporation J China.
Hongkong-Shanghai Hank-) Shanghai,
ing Corporation J China.
Hongkoug-Shanghal Ik ml mogo,
ing Corporation J Jnpan.
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
Rented by the Month ot Year. Par
ticulars on Application.
We have added a Starr
Oval aud Circle Machine
to our Framing Depart
ment ... Over ouc hundred
styles of Moulding con
stantly carried in stock
Wall, Nichols Co.
HILO MARKET CO.,
Telephone No. 39.
Bkidgk St. - Hilo, H. I
Pacific Heat Markel
Front St., lino, H. I
Choice Cuts of
POULTRY of all Kinds
FRESH ISLAND BUTTER
Fine Fat Turkeys.
. . Sucking Pigs.
ROBERT INNES LILLIE
Exporter of Island Produce.
Hooks Kept and Audited.
Room 1, Spreckcls' Illock, Hilo
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a I 5s oil
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I Id he 'Blazed
Copyright. I902, by Wftvart Edtuard XUhtf
TUp conductor returned to llnd n roll
In, kicking, Rouging mass of kinetic
energy knocking the varnish off nil one
end of the car. A head appearing, he
coolly batted It three times against n
corner of the pent nrm, after which he
pulled the contestant out by the hair
and threw him Into n sent, where he i
lay limp. Then It could be seen that
Jimmy bad clasped tight In lilt rat-.
brace a leg each of the other two. He '
hugged them close to his breast and I
, ,. , , .if ,u ,
jammed his ; face down i .gainst them to
protect his features. They could pound i
the top of his head and welcome 'ho misfortune to be one
only thing he really Reared was a kick n lndivlduals who. though enre
Lnr Wn",lc.B of what people in general mny
The conductor stood over the heap. I Hnk of them, arc In a corresponding
," " , , degree sensitive to the opinion of the
aaSla: ,Jfew they love. This feeling wns fur-
iUU liuuui-i jUtM uu v.,uuj,, . "
you wnnt to catch It plenty?"
The men, drunk though they were,
realized their helplessness. They slg
nllled they had had enough. Jimmy
thereupon released them nnd stood up,
brushing down his tousled hair with
his stubby lingers.
"Now, is it ticket or bounce?" inquir
ed the conductor.
After some dllllculty nnd grumbling
the two paid their fare nnd that of the
third, who was still dazed.
The Interested spectators of the little
drama Included two men near the
water cooler who were perfectly sober.
One of them wns perhaps pnst the best
of life, but still straight nnd vigorous.
His lean face was lenther brown In
contrast to n long mustache and heavy
eyebrows blenched nenrly white, his
eyes were n clenr, steady blue nnd his
frame wns slender, but wiry. Ho wore
the regulation macklnaw blanket 'coat,
a peaked cap with an extraordinary
high crown and buckskin moccasins
over long stockings.
The other was younger, not more
I than twenty-six perhaps, with the clean
cut, regular features wo have come to
lie wu actzcel iiy ttc cottar,
consider typically American. Eye.
brows that curved far down aloug the
temples and eyelashes of a darkness In
contrast to the prevailing note of his
complexion combined to lend him a
rather brooding, soft and melancholy
air which a very cursory second ex
amination showed to be tlctltlous. His
eyes, llko the woodman's, were steady,
but inquiring. His jnw wns square and
settled, his mouth straight. Unlike the
other Inmates of the car hu wore an
ordinary business suit, somewhat worn,
but of good cut aud a style that showed
even over the soft tlannel shirt. The
trousers were, however, bound inside
the usual socks and rubbers.
The two seat mates had occupied
their time each In his own fashion. The
elder stared straight before him and
spat with a certain periodicity Into the
couter of tho nlsle. The younger
stretched back lazily In nn nttitdue of
case. Sometimes hu smoked a pipe.
Thrlco ho read over n letter. It was
from his sister and unnounced her ar
rival at tho little rural village In which
he hnd mado arrangements for her to
stay. "It Is Interesting now," she
wrote, "though tho resources do not
look as though they,would wear well.
I am learning under Mrs. Itcnwlck to
sweep aud dust and buko and stew and
do a multitude of other things which I
always vaguely supposed came ready
made. I like It, but after I have learn
ed It all I do not believe the, practice
will appeal to mo much,
Hi rr vimp'or !
fcll III! II I III Mr I
can stand It well euou
two or tliree, for I am young, anil tnen
you will have iiiudu your everlasting
fortune, of course."
"She's n trump," said Thorpe to him
self, "uud she shall havo her everlast
ing fortune If there's such a thing In
He Jingled tho $3.00 In his pocket and
mulled. That wns tho extent of his ev
erlasting fortune at present.
Tho letter had been answered from
"I am glad you aro settled," ho wrote.
"At least I know you have enough to
eni ami a roor over you, 1 nope sin- 1
ccrely that you will do your best to lit
yourself to your new conditions. I
know it lOord. but with my lack of
experience nnd my Ignorance na to
where to tnko hold it mny bo n good
mnny yearn before we can do nny
When Helen Thorpe read this she
cried. Things had gone wrong that
morning, nnd nn encouraging word
would havo helped her. The somber
tone of her brother's communication
threw her Into n tit of the blues from
which for the flrst time she snw hor
surroundings in n depressing nnd dls-
tasteful light And yet he had writ
d k,ndcat ,,
. . a,l..nnnl
UJCi VAIIHhLI Ulvu UJ It .viowhv.m
shrinking from nny outward manlfe
tatlon of the emotions. Perhaps for
this reason he wns never entirely sin
cere with those ho loved.
After the disgrace of his father Har
ry Thorpe had done a great deal of
thinking and planning which he kept
carefully to himself. He considered
In turn the different occupations to
which he could turn his hand and neg
atived them one by one. Few business
linns would care to employ the son of
as shrewd nn embezzler ns Henry
Thorpe. Finally he came to n decision.
He communicated this decision to his
sister. It would have commended It
self more logically to her hnd she been
able to follow step by step the consld
erntlou thnt had led her brother to It.
As the event turned, she was forced to
accept it blindly. She knew thut her
brother Intended going west, but us to
his hopes and plans she was in Igno
rance. A little sympathy, a little mu
tual understanding, would have meant
a great deal to her, for a girl whose
mother she but dimly remembers turns
naturally to her next of kin. Helen
Thorpe had always admired her broth
er, but had never before needed htm.
She had looked upon him as strong,
self contained, a little moody.
At tho beginning of the row In tho
smoking car Thorpe laid aside his let
ter nnd wntched with keen npprecla
tlon the direct practicality of tho train
men's method. When the bearded man
fell before tho conductor's blow, he
turned to the individual at his side.
"Ho knows how to hit, doesn't her'
he observed. "That fellow was knock
ed well off his feet."
"He does," agreed the other dryly.
They fell Into n desultory conversa
tion of llts and starts. Woodsmen of
the genuine sort arc never talkative,
aud Thorpe, us hns been explained,
was constitutionally reticent. In the
course of their disjointed remarks
Thorpe explained thut he wns looklug
for work In the woods and Intended
tlrst of alt to try the Morrison & Duly
cumps at Iiceson lake.
"Know anything about logging?" in
quired the stranger.
"Nothing," Thorpe confessed.
"Ain't much show for anything but
lumber jucks. What did you think of
"I don't know," said Thorpe doubt
fully. "I have driven horses a good
deal. I thought I might drive team."
Tim woodxiiiau turned slowly and
looked Thorpe over with a quizzical
eye. Then ho faced to the front ugaln
'Quite lll;e." he replied, still more
The boy's remark had amused him,
and he had showed it, as much as ho
ever hhowed anything. Hxceptlng al
ways the elver men, the driver of 11
team commands tho highest wages
among out of door workers.
It Is cinder to drlvu u lire engine than
a logging team
lint In spite of the naivete of the re
mark the woodsman had been some
thing in Thorpe he liked. Such men be
come rather expert In the reading of
character. He levlscd his tlrst Inten
tion to let the i-ouvci'hatlou drop.
"I think M. i: I). Is rather full up
Just now," he remarked. "I'm wulkln'
Ios over there. The roads Is about
.ill iniiile. mid roadiiiiiMug Is what
a greenhorn tackles tlrst. They's moro
ehiimt' earlier in the year. Hut If
the old fellow" he strongly accent
ed the tlrst wmd "hain't notliln' for
you. Just ask for Tim .Shearer, an' I'll
to to put you on the tiall for soino
The three who had come Into colli
sion with .Jimmy and Itud were getting
noisier. They had pioduced 11 stone
Jug and had collected tho remainder of
the passengers, with the exception of
Shearer and Thorpe, and now were
IMWln tUo Jug rapidly from hand to
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111111U1 tjuuii kin 1 ulliiiiii: inii.-iiLiii. niiiu-
hand. Soon they became musical, strlk
lug tip one of tho wlerd, long drawn
out chanta so popular with the shanty
boy. Thorpe shrewdly gueshed his
companion to bo n man of some weight
nnd did not hesitate to ascribe his Im
munity from nnnoyunco to the other's
"It's a bad thing," said tho walking
boss. "I used to bo at It myself, nnd I
"Hees'n Lukel" cried Jimmy fiercely
through the aperture of the door.
"You'll llnd the boardln' house Just
across over tho track," said tho woods
man, holding out his hand. "So long.
See you again" if you don't find a Job
with tho, old fellow. My nmnu's
By STEWART I ;
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"Mine It Thorpe." replied the oilier.
"Thank you." I
Thorpe followed and found himself ,
on the frozen platform of a little dark !
railway station. Directly across the (
track from the railway stntion n sin
gle building wits pricked from tho dark
by u solltury lamp In a lower story j
room. The four who had descended
before Thorpe utnde over toward this I
light, stumbling uud laughing uncer
tainly, so he know it was probably the
boarding bouse nnd prepared to follow
The live were met at tho steps by tho
proprietor of the boarding house. This
man was short aud stout, with a bare
Up and cleft palate, which at once gave
him the well known slurring Bpeecli
of persons so aflllctcd nnd Imparted
also to tho timbre of his voice n pecul
iarly hollow, resonant, trutnpetllko
note. He stumped nbottt energetically
on n wooden leg of homo manufacture.
It wns n cumbersome Instrument,
heavy, with deep pine socket for tho
stump and n projecting lirnco which
pnssed under a lenther belt around the
man's wnlst. This Instrument he used
n'lth the dexterity of n third hand. An
Thorpo wntched htm he drove in 11 pro
tecting nnll, kicked two "turkeys" In
tide the, open door nnd stuck the armed
end of his peg leg through the top nnd
bottom of the whisky Jug that one of
the new arrivals had set down near
tho door. The whisky promptly ran
out. At this the cripple lllrteil the Im
paled Jug from the wooden leg far out
over the rail of tho veranda into the
A growl went up.
"What 'n thunder's thnt for?" snarl
ed one of the owners of the whisk?
"Don't allow no"whisky"hcro," snuff
rd the harelip.
The men were very nugry. They nd
vnnced toward the cripple, who re
treated with astonishing agility to the
lighted room. Thero he bent the wood
en leg behind him, slipped the end of
the brace from beneath the leather
belt, fcelzed the other peg end in his
right hand nnd so became possessed of
n murdeious bludgeon. This he brand
ished, hopping at the same time back
and forth In such perfect poise nnd yet
with ho ludicrous an effect of pojiplng
com thnt the men were surprised Into
"Hully for you, pegleg!" they cried.
"Utiles an' regulations, boys," replied
the latter, without, however, n shade
of compromising in his tones. "Had
mnOIU'U was awakened a long
time before daylight by tho
ringing of a noisy bell. He
dressed, shivering, nnd stum
bled downstairs to the round stove, big
as n boiler, into which the cripple
dumped huge logs of wood from time
to time. After breakfast Thorpe re
turned to this stovo and sat halt' dozing
for what seemed to him untold ages.
The cold of the northern country was
Men came in, smoked a brief pipe
and went out. 'After a time hu himself
put on his overcoat and ventured out
Into the town. It seemed to Thorpe a
meager affair, built of lumber, mostly
unpalnted, with nlwnys the dark, men
acing fringe of the forest boliln'l. Tho
great sawmill, with Its tall stacks aud
Its rows of water barrels protection
against lire on top. was the dominant
note. Near the mill coughed a little
red painted structure from whose stove
pipe a column of white sumke arose,
attesting the cold, a clear hundred feet
straight upwind, ami to whic door a
number of men were directing then'
steps through the snow. Over the door
Thorpe could distinguish the word "Of
lice," He followed and entered.
In a narinw aisle railed off from tm
main part ol the room waited Thorpe's
companions of the night before. 'I he
remainder of the olilce gave accommo
datlon to three clerks. One of tl-o-e
gla.iced up Inquiringly as Thorpe came
"I am looking for work." said Thorpe
"Walt there." hrlelly commanded the
In n few moments the door of the
Inner room opened and Shearer came
out. A man's head peeied'fiom within
"Come on. boys." said he.
The live applicants shuttled through
Thorpe found himself In the piesenee
of 11 man whom he felt to lie the natu
ral leader of these wild, ludep itdeiit
spirits. He was already a little past
middle life, and his form had lost the
elastic vigor of youth. Hut his e,e
was keen, clear and wrinkled to a cer
tain diy facet lousness, uud his llgure
was of that bulk which gives an Im
pression of a subtler weight and powei
than the merely physical. You felt Ills
superiority even whn lie was most
comradely with you. This mini Thorp"
was to meet under other conditions,
wherein the steel hand would more
plainly clink tho metal.
Ho was now seated In a worn olllco
chair beloro n littered desk. In the
close air hung the smell of stale cigars
uud tho clenr fragrance of pine.
"Whut is It, Dennis?" ho nsked the
tlrst of tliu men.
"I've been out," replied tho lumber
mnu. "Huvo you got anything for me,
Tho mill owner laughed.
"I guess so. Iteport to Shearer. Did
you voto for tho right man, Denny?"
Tho lumberman grinned sheepishly.
"I don't know, sir. I didn't get that
Large supply of fresh rhubarb at the
Subscribe for the Tkiiiunk, Ibland sub
Notich Neither the Masters nor
Agent of vessels of the "Matsou Line"
will be responsible for.auv debtb con
tracted by the crew. K. T. GUARD,
Hilo, April 16, 1901, 34-
Of (lotlicnburg, Sweden
Assets (Home Office) .... f7i3",63.36
Assets In U. S. (for Additional Security of American Policy Holders) 656,678.43
Pacific Coast Department : UDWARD 11ROWN & .SONS, General Agents
411-413 California St., San l'rancisco.
H. HACKFELD & CO., Ltd., Rosiaont Agents, HILO
INSIST ON HAVING
And if you value your health don't drink
beer that is bottled in junk bottles (to save cost.) -Junk
bottles arc gathered from every conceivable source nnd are
nn acknowledged source of Infection.
PABST AND A. B.C. BEERS
Sold by us, are guaranteed absolutely free
from any autibcptic preservative, are bottled in new bottles
direct fiom the factory, and are tilled by Union Labor
only. It is not true Unit pure beer, properly bottled,
requires any preservative in this climate, the temperature of
the Kastcru States being much higher during the summer
months than in Hawaii. Do not be 'misled by insinuating
advertisements that will not bear investigation.
PABST BREWING CO. OF MILWAUKEE
AMERICAN BREWING CO. OF ST. LOUIS
Jj& IttUZEA I
W IT'S -nfo I
!jW I RAINIER BOTTLING WORKS I
NirrSl 1 AGENTS, HONOLULU I
IV II -
SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE FACT THAT
Is that which has been manufactured for the past fifteen
" years exclusively by the
California Fertilizer Works
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
When purchasing be sure that in addition to the brand
the name of the California Fertilizer Works is on every
sack, otherwise you will not be getting the genuine article.
A large stock of Diamond A and our
XX HIGH-GRADE FERTILIZER
Is kept constantly on hand and for sale at Sau Francisco
prices, plus only freight aud actual expenses,
By Our Hilo Agents,
L. TURNER CO.
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