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It whs ruining. Imt n Bcnrcoly vlslhlo
full, iw If the tiroes wero pressed through
a ilni' nprinWar by n gigantic hand bo
hind the clouds, which stilled low In thu
Dut in djritu of the stinging ships ol
the nancy wind tbo boulevard was full
of people, two crowds, one of which
tnowd by the force of business nocea
oity, tho otlior more slowly, impelled
only by curiosity, but both meeting mid
rmssing In constant succession.
At tho corner of it street uud the
boulevard was stationed n little boy
Bcan-eb 10 years old His brown, thick,
uniiiild linir Ml in locks almost to
his u t blows, or stood out like bristles
from bis temples. Ills jacket, vest and
pant doniis were ill litting and remade '
from old, worn corduroy, which hud i
cbunj'ed funn a yellowish brown to u
dirt.v ijniy hue. Thoy wore entiiely too j
larjjo for luui, but then (it was reasoned)
ho w onld gi ow inevitably, whether econ ,
omy made tins desirable or not. His
face and h.inda showed tho spots of mud i
which wen? jp.itteied on him a (.Unit
time bet ore by a luxurious carriage
that, in passing, almost touchcX Ids ,
threo foet of corner toi ritory. llo had
small, bright, gentle blue eyes, and was I
named C'h.ules Floor
His father, who was a street vender of
toys,, had placed him there- homo days be
fore to sell something which ho had late
ly invented. It was a wooden cuinvaiei
of biave bearing, mounted on a spirited
kti-Pil. When a ceitain smiujr was
touched the horse would prance off on
quiik moving wheels, and the boldier i
would brandish heroically bis formida
ble saber, risum and then falling to I
pierce some invisible breasts, or to mow
off the heads of somo imaginary host of
tho invading enemy. During this terriiic
attack tho cuirassier would roll his eyes
ferociously, and his savago uiustuche
would bristle with fury What more
alluring aud entrancing toy could be
offered to n boy with a drop of French
bravery in his young heart? The father
sold many of them in walking the neigh
boring stieets near tho wonderful
Church of tho Madeleine. But he chose
to have his son remain at tho 6treet cor
ner, having suspended from his neck a
f ramo in which a company of the cuiras
siers wero in lino in tho full splendor of
paint aud gilding.
Eveiy morning he icceived twenty of
them, and each one sold for twenty sous.
Thus every evening, in mounting to his
home in Acacia street tho sixth story of
tho hou' he must show twenty bous
for each mibsing cuirassier. Now he
shivered in the misty air; his cheeks,
nose and ears wero purple, and his little
chapped hands wero buried to tho elbows
in his pantaloon pockets. In a feeble,
thin, but sweet and melancholy voico he
"The cuirassier, tho tine, bravo cuiias
sier, for twenty sousl" But the indiffer
ent crowd passed on, leaving him to ro
peat his offers as regularly as ho had
bcaid his lather do.
This good man, a gilder by trade, but
now out of His moner work, turned to
this buMiiess to keep out of idleness,
that he might tho better feed his mother
less children He naturally hold many
moio of the toys, because in his good
uatnred way he added to these attrac
tions by Ins sparkling Parisian jokes,
they compelling attention and inducing
the listeneis to buj The little boy
could not do thU; indeed was rather
sad while evjing. "The euu.UMeis,
brave cuirassiers, for twenty sousl"
Toais wero m Ins voiceiut not becaubo
of the cold: ho v. as accustomed to that.
Nor was he ill or lmugiy; on the con
trary he was btiong, and his father g.iu
him plenty to eat.
Why, then, was lie shedding tears,
and why did lie regard with an air of
distui banco, almost of fear, tho children
of the wealthy who weie tempted by
tho pieuj toys to approach him?
And when he bold one, and tho twenty
bous .sank deep in his pocket, why did
sighs burst tiom ins curved lips and his
eyes follow with a jealous and desolate
expiessioii tho happy child who disap
peared in tho crowd triumphantly bear
ing away tho gallant soldier? That day
business had been excellent, only one
tov lomai.iiiuf one only, and nineteen
pieces ol silver jingling in his purse.
Near him, almost touching him, came a
littlo boy, clinging to his mother's hand.
Although of the same ago lie was much
smaller than Charles and very thin, his
face being emaciated and wan. It seem
ed hard for him to walk, for his right
shoulder projected in a hump.
They had nover spoken, but they knew
each other very well by sight, having
often met. The deformed boy was named
Gaston Lombelly, ouo which Charles
thought almost too grand for so small a
body. His mother was a rich widow,
who lived in tho first Hat of the houso in
Acacia stieet, of which she was owuer.
Gaston stopped before Charles, recog
nizing him with a smilo and'a bow. He
gazed earnestly at tho remaining toy,
and exclaimed, "Oh, mamma. 6eo the
His dark nnimod eyes thoso of one
condemned to soon closo them forover
oiwiiod wider, and ho reached his long,
thin, waxy hand to grasp the wooden
60ldmr nnd touch tho spring. Immedi
ately tho hor6o gavo a fierce bound, and
tho rider brandished his weapon as if
mowing the heads and piercing the
bi easts of an invisible host.
"Uh, uiamnia, please buy him for mol"
"How much for your cuirassier, my
child?" unkud tho mother.
"Twenty sous, madauie."
"Thetu is the money," and Gaston
Lumbelly walked olf with his prize,
Tin IllUo wooden friiuto was now
MJipiy. but with contracted lipi Charles
bant his head 'lie tried haul not to
wasp, but U was too much for Itiiu. aud
Ida foruhuud ulntofct touching hlu little
tlittif. his bands thrust into hU pockets,
It biitvt lwt ii hTiuwurof teuiaiinil blglw
UUm Iuinhully heard liiiu and tiiin
wl about, imllliur liU inothw toward Hie
little muter of toy.
"Why ititf yon vwhiIhki' he liMjulrud,
In a familiar mul liiii'lly nnwiiiun for
MltlOliDHtiu JiuUiriml wild inch oilier
Ufriv llioy him wM by uiuyuntlMi
MUtf. "1J WW" out Inn I '''" ,
Of dtfiuN). biU nouhl nut iinnwvr. 'I Jiu
llMi iuvulli) IimUIwI
'Uum, mv. Ml urn why un ru
i-Ly(L hijI la '. with lU thv,
lnnm Iw wuium thei'im) imimlii
Untmil ! (urmt uitu ( H Iwl u
' tmr im wvss )i''w"
ilMu in umMii mmim
cry tint only
"Very woll. llnvo you uot been pnid
"Yes, but I love them no much. They
arc so hnndsome. when I hnvo thom all
thero before me. I look nt them with so
much pleasurol But l dare not touch
them because papa has forbidden it.
Then when they uro all gone i weep, for
I would like so much to have one all to
"And have jou not asked your father
"Yes. but pupa is poor and cannot uf
ford it. Ho needs all tho monoy for us."
Tho littlo invalid looked nt him with
goutlo but astonished oyo.
"Then ouo would mnko you very
hannvV" he asked.
"Oh. ves. indeedl" sobbed Charles,
i with a now flow of tears.
j Then Gustou reached him his toy. ,
i "Heie. take mine! I give it to you.
and you can keep the twenty sous, too!"
Charles Froer feared ho did not heai
aright daied not bellovo his ears. Nev
' erlheless ho half reached out his li mds
i with curled tlngeis, wideopen. sp.ukling
eyes, half smiling while hesitating to be
I Hex e in his happiness.
' "May I not give it to hiin.- mamma?
Aie jou not willing?"
"Surely, my dailing!" b.iid the nuithci
in deep emotion, putting her hand in her
pocket, but suddenly witnurawtng itKue
"Poihaps his self denial will win him
mom of heaven!" and rIio disappeared in
the crowd with her physically deformed
but noblu minded child.
Charles Fioer letiuned to Acacia
i stieet. His account was conect. Foi
I his twenty cuirassiers ho retui ncd t went j
Ho hid his toy in his pocket. In the
evening ho played with it; in tho morn
ing also beforo starting out. He even
took it with him to the boulevaid, tear
ing if bo had it at homo that his father '
mi ,'ht find it and make him resell it.
Tills continued through all the cold
month of December, but the little street
vender was now merry, and his voice,
though still feeble, was no longer tad
when ho cried:
"The cuiiassiers, fiuo cuirassiers, for
Two mouths passed, in which Charles
hnd not seen tho little invalid, but the
gift was a daily joy and leminder of the
Ouo evening ho heard his father say:
"Gaston Lembelly, tho bou of oui
house owner, is very ill."
Charles felt a sharp pain in his heart,
and large tears filled his eyes. Two day
after his father again said:
"Gaston Lembelly, tho son of the pro
miolor. is dead."
Charles shut himself into the closet
where he slept. In bed ho drew the
sheet over his head and wept, hardly
knowing why. Ho dozed, but continued
to weep in his dicanis.
Two days more ho saw tho largo door
of tho houbo hung with black drapery
bearing in silver tho initials G. L.
On a tablo at tho entrance, beneath
tho wreaths of flowers, and lighted by
wax candles, was a littlo casket, not lar
ger than would havo been required for a
child of 5 years. When it passed out
under the hangings many friends fol
lowed it. lint far behind tho procession,
moio unkempt than usual, his hands still
dc'p in the pockets of his coiduroys,
diaries Froer followed. The sky was
coeied with u pall of dark gray, and at
times flakes of half melted biiow were
be (ten by htiong gusts of wind into the
face and ei'3
Trul j living in Mich u tune was not
chfeitul.it was a happy thing loi little
Gaston to go away to a country wheie
tho childivu of the rich who had been
good to lliosj of tho poor hero below
would ineetaud play and love each othel
aud never know cold or want.
Cluu lea did not daie enter the chinch.
but lingeied tu the vicinity until he
could join the piocessiou in its slow
movement to waid thocemeteij of Mont-
i m.irtre. He kept far away fiom every
I ouo while the lemnins ol his little bene
fiu tor were being hid away forever
He felt almost ashamed to be there. 'as
if it wero a bad action, not having been
, invited by any one And he trembled!
foi the safety of ins company of cuiras
siers which lid dared to leave in charge
1 of a friendly comrade, unknown to his
j father, that he might follow, even afar
in tho mourners' line, weeping for his
' little friend. He also avoided the keep
ers. feariuK they might choso him away
Men, women and tho little children,
fnends of the dead boy, passed back
through the gate, and Gaston was left
forever under thp cold of the wet earth.
It was then that diaries timidly ap
proached, looking behind him to bee if
he was watched. No, ho was entirely
alone. With care and tenderness he
drew from his deep pocket the wooden
"His mother did not buy him another,
and there won't be any up there per
haps," ho sottly whispered to himbelf.
He consideied tho toy a minute,
touched tho spring, nnd for the last time
the steed galloped, the jsaber cut nnd
pierced and put in flight tho terrible but
Then ho kissed tho brave man on each
cheek, webbed him on his breast, kissed
him again and gently placed him be
neath the lovely uud odorous wreatlis a
fitting grave for hero aud steed. In leav
lug tho cemetejy ho continued to turn
aud throw kisses until tho now made
gravo had faded from his sight, Vuried
from tho French of Julea Mary by Bally
Blake for Boston Budget.
WING WO TAI GO,
Mo 5 Sluuniiu AVfuur.
Have received per S. S. "ChUBun"
from Hongkong und Yokohama.
Ebony & Pearl Hall Furniture,
Bat tan Chairs,
Satin Pillow Shunts,
A FINK ASbOltTMKNr Of
Silk Showls & Hai.iUerclHofs,
Oiape Silk, IVm Pols,
NKH tiiKl TUA SKTS,
Of the latcht piUtcl);
LVohIi Crop 'I im.
1 Manila Cigars,
3ME JH'JT JE
Opposite Spreckels Block, : : Fort Street, Honolulu.
What You Can Get For Xmas
Itls nn tiro of storl
Itlmscnhl i nihil stoil
Arms mul a M ilr.ibio
nro cold prooa unci of
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Om-3 la a S( pel "VThool,
Fetis si"il UcniK. Sto")!
Il"l. Hub r.vrnlliollolts
Eiir I'T tiuntic TIib
Elite te Ci'ciiiii. Mm !
Finie I e
Lobkuchen (Honey Cakes),
And 1001 other kinds of
YlioellsbulltontliotMi3lntiorlls.. loplin. Ilimondi
iitthrmarolniisft. 1 lies liavtilxwiitunl nro srnttliowoi.""
OTcr nn niiiioal. K'llniriom lii-rrecl Self rrnulat
liiKSli'Cl ai motor whlcliilixsM miirli rorkaaimylO
ILwooilcmvliool. SlC1bns3inir TrerllySclf regulating
Steel Ooarod Wlnil Mill f e irrlnrtini.' uraln, cnltlnit
focil, 8inlni; wo 1, nto , wlifti i'-m us inucli work as
nnj lO-fLiKMlon wlioel. vwirrotlin oilym'il.crsot
llltlnaTinvortlnt lmvnr lull to to rllmbeil. It
snesliuraanllpi mul UomIi-i tho lifn of tho wheel.
Iho AormnlnmiiisniKt 'IniMftlortlvovTOTk
WlitMluUullicrxTh, uSKlimil lllo l,v wnntof
wtml. Soul or r nou"!vlllu-i' it l printed uiattor
lUowlua Low to fi' tower In juur lri.
Fruits, Nuts, Bon-Bons,
Chocolates, Pop Corn,
CAJVD I TE&S
Of the best quality. Wu make the
Cream, Homemade and Plain
Fresh every day in greatest
gJgTOnr slock and Moio is now in
complete ordei, and von a-e invited
to im-pecl. 7'lS7t
Beaver Lunoli Saloon
Will lie liilllld .1 ll'if Murk -f
' Duplex' Bib Stock.55
No Wicnrla-, 'riiunib.-rirvv of
Culhits; 'Coul complete in itself; wui
l.mii'.il to do moic and bcttei vvoik
than any( other Dio Stock made.
Blue Beard Rice Plow !
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OF KVi:ilV hIM.
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Active !v. tiolden ,Anvil Wnorcur
Sti:i:i. (.'ooicinm Raxgiw, of all mzi;
with Hi oiler anil Hot Water atlach
iiii'til' if ilcirrfl. CoiisUiniuji onc
thinl less fni'l, eiibei wood or coal,
tb. in iiii mluT stove in cxislaiKC.
No lirii-k wink abtiiil it; just a clean
cut binve; wliosc baking (inalitus
nic uiHiirpa'-i'tl ; riaiiular gratci.
iiir Mi -i lJiuinil-rmiii red, Four
luniliiri' Combination Lock, Extra
fiiiislii'd Fike I'liooK Safe.
HiS A i
New Model LudoIi Rom,
Open A.11 Nlt;lt I
Having fitted up tho upper floor of
our piemises as first-ohifcs lunch
room, wo nro prepared to furnish
meals of tho best the market ufl'ords;
cooked to suit your tuBto. After the
noxt steamer, December tl2th, we
will havo constantly on baud Froon
Oysters, Game, Etc., Etc., in theii
step, mauka of
Sutlntr HU Life.
Anxious ilother 1 am bo worried
about my littlo son. The doctor says
his heart is weak nnd ho mustn't run at
till, but how can I prevent it?
Business Mun Easily enough, my
dear madam Uot him a situation us
ciraiul boy, Htreet & Smith's Good
llo Didn't Imhi It.
"My duur," wild JJlliwhni to his wlfa,
"1 am very much afraid that I have lout
my nlKlit kny,"
"Won't worry yourself," replied that
Imly. "You didn't low U."
N. I M H'-WintliliiuUiii l'ot.
Hoping that you will givo u a
call wo uro locpeetfully yours.
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