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EVRNINO BUtATJTIM, HONOLULU. T. 11., SATUnDAY. NOV. 21. 1000.
WITH. GRANDPA WHEN HE WAS A YOUTH
BY WILLIAM WALLACE, JR.
"Now, all Bit quiet If I'm to tell you inornlne I felt no though tlio whole
nlxiut tlio time when I, a mere hoy, world wns before me, ami tliut 1 might
left liuina and went to Texan." Aiul'irut what part of It I choso by the
(irundpu leaned back In his big nrm-jmuro riding aTter It. And 1 rode, loo,
chair to hi! more comfortablo whllo ho all that day, only stopping now and
tulked. Tint children, loving moro then at somo farmhouso to beg a Urlnlc
thllll nnVtllllll? plftn In lipnr rlt-finiliiti
l talk when In IiIb reminiscent mood, or
langed tliomsclvea about tlio old gen
I Ionian's liuecsainl became very still,
ceuicely daring to breatbo lest they
Irlghtcii nway hi recollections of yo
of water. I did not tarry long enough
to partaku of food, though I wus re
peatedly Invited to do bu by tlio cor
dial farmers to whom I applied for wa.
tcr. Hut toward evening, I begnu to
feel faint from hunger. As 1 bad eat
en only u light supper on tlio evening
previous, and had departed that morn
"Well, when I was In my eighteenth '" wlll'out "' breakfast. I had good
appetite. So I rode In at tlio first gale
which I happened to como to after
year," resumed (Irandpu, "I bad a lit-1
tie nikiuudcrstaudlnii with my uncle,
Willi whom I was making my home,
niul decided that I was not welcome In
bis house, or course, this was only
fteusltlvcncsfl on my part, as I In later
jcuri learned. Hut being a headstrong
Mid Independent sort of cliap, I mailo
up my mind to go out In tlio world on
my on u hook, looking no longer to my
lelathi- for ii homo and occupation.
"All I possessed ut that time was a
lino riding liorso and saddle, both hav
ing been eurneii by my own labor. Bo
I fell freo to iiyiuut my borso ouu fluo
morning lu Iliu early fall and rldo
down the turnpike before any of my
imolo'H family were nwuke. Knowing
Unit they would feel hoiiio anxiety coil
einlng uio-and perhaps might think
iiii eou'urdly to depart lu this stolen
lushlon when none were nbuut to see
mo on I took tlio pains to leave u
nolo to my uncle explaining that I was
"The good people took me In and set
before me a tine meal, which I did full
Justice to. Then, after n pleasant hour
with the family, in a big, cheerful sit-tlug-raoiu,
I was shown to a bed chain
her, in which I was to spend the night..
As I disrobed myself I happened to
think about a little matter which til!
now had slipped my mind my empty
purse! How was 1 to pay for my meals
and lodging on the following morning?
Never had I been uway from homo ex-1
cept to go to the town near our farm,'
or to some of our neighbors' for dinner,
In response to an Invitation. And
when In town with my iiuclo or aunt'
the money was always In lialul to pay
for meals dt the restaurant or hotel.'
Thus the situation was n new one to
mu and I began to feel very uncomforl-'
able, Indeed. I
"After worrying myself Into a imrv-
25? s .,, .
while during the Journey wo met with
bands of Indians, but luckily none ot
them were on the warpath. At night
would spread our blankets on tl.u
ground, after beating nhoul on the
fcpot to be slept on with stick and ax
to frighten away any chance sual.ev
tarantulas and centipedes. Then
around this spot we would stretch flat
on the ground n horsehair rope, for
the Texans would tell you, and correct
they were, too, that no insect or snak
would crawl over a rop) of that sort
Thus protected we would full nileep
with only the starry heavens over us,
In the morning wu would build a camp
lire with bits of brush no had gathered
from chance patches of timber on our
way, and which wo carried tied on the
bark of our wagou. We also carried
Jugs of water, for we found none for 10
miles at astrctcli sometimes,
"After u breakfast of fried bacon,
bard tack and coffee, we broke camp
mid proceeded on our way.
"In San Antonio 1 visited the old
Alamo, then a ruin so freih from the
destroyers' hands as to be. held very
lightly, but which later became a his
breakfast of fried bacon, hard tack and coffee, we broke camp and proceeded on our way."
and I fully expected hN censure. Hut.
to my surprlie and I may add my
pleasure the good man clapped lue on
the shoulder und mild:
" 'So far as I'm concerned, my young.
felow. you're welcome to nil this place
affords; but I'm wondering how you are
to make It through to Texas.' (I had
named that as my destination.) 'You're
not the sort to sponge your way, I sei
that Ho the only way I can see open
for you Is to stay here through the win
ter with me nnd work on my pl.u'o. I'm
polug to clear
penranee. I would hllcli my horse to. traveling circus. The Indian chief was
the sleigh of an inching and tnke her. dressed elaborately lu the clown's gay
to the neighbors to spelling matches, costume which the clown wore only
busking bees and taffy-pulllngs. In hen lu the circus ring. Another brave
this wuy the winter passed all to quick was Imposing In the rlngmaster'H swal
lv. Kiirlnir romtug licfoic I w lulled low-tali coat and n pair of green spang-
lor It. I led tights, the latter garment belonging requiring two days' hard
States mall And all that summer t
Unci: to my Job, though the heat on the
pralrleg was something I cannot ex
plain. When the tool winds of Novem
ber blew across the level wastes I was
through with my contract with the
government, and gladly Joined my
friend at (lalvcston once more. There
1 went to clerking for him, remaining
threo years '
"Hut the old ties of home had not
been fully severed, and a longing came
over mo to visit the old scenes again.
So, bidding good-uy to my friend and
employer, I let sail for New Orleans,
going toward home. Kn route to iny
uncle's house I stopped at the place
Mherc 1 had found (rlendr and emplo)
mcnl the winter before going to Texas,
All uere glad to see me and to hear ol
the ron nnd brother who was doing so
well In (ialveston. 1 renewed my tow
ot friendship and wjenton to my uncle, s
to find awaiting me a cordial welcome
and u complete forglieneis for what
might have been called my wayward
ness, hut which was really my extreme
I sensitiveness and pride.
spwsitt .-aw! v -S--!"
the entire United States.
"Well, after one week In San' An
tonio I succeeded In getting employ
ment, but I confess It was not to my
liking, for it was carrying tlio mall
bygones be bygones, and settled down
at my uucle'H home to work and save
money. All the time I kept up a cor
respondence with the young lady whom
I bad taken such a fancy to during in)
for her father.
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Ilcfore. starting to Texas I sold my to an acrobat or bare-back rider. All Texas pony, and I tell you those little Irolto In Laura, the youngest grand
beasts can travel, too. like the wind.""11' bne w uranctma, wo youni
want a Job at chopping down trees. Hy Orleans. From tbero two would go by
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now my own man and had decided to',,,,,, BlntP arose, dressed myself and to take you to tlio point of )our ilea.' "if 1 talked ull night I could never
SO acres of laud this for Memphis, where Me were to take! that night the tent was pitched and scalp, for the country still swarmed
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dlers und people of Oahe.iton free ot I ery hostile toward the white stranger,
charge. I who was crowding them further and
Wolt, I looked about for something ' further from the lands that had been
wvK l.iy fort.lau In tlio Far West. 1 wcnl j0W, KtaliH to call my host and1 filiation. And I've u boy of my own I toll you the many nnd varied pleasures! to do. but my companion decided upon' their own
also .lde.l a few sentences to let him 'explain to him my sore plight. Though'
Know mat i ton i was not nitogetner be hud retired, he cunio In response to
weliicio In his houso. und that mymy call, and, sifting down In front or
prldn would let me remain there no the dying flro lu tlio great fireplace, be
longer. Then, asking to bo remember-1 listened to my story, which I told In
i d by my mint nnd cousins, I signed ' nn embarrassed manner. Tn have par-
my name, giving no other Information taken of tlio farmer's hospitality, then
nH to my future whereabouts than
toul.l be got out of tlio two word.i,
"Ah I rodo down the turnplku that
to have rousted him from bis bed to loll
him of my Inability to pay for my ac
commodations wns, I thought, n piece
of unpardonable conduct on my purl,
that I might send with you.. I'd like of that trip down the rhrr nnd ucioas
him to get out In tho world and learn one comer of Hid (lulf of Mexico. Hut
to lean on his own Hhoulders a bit. It'll en landing at (lulvestou our environ
make a man of him, und of you, too.' went changed considerably.
"Well, tlio offer Just suited me, so r "All wns new and wild, and many
spent the winter chopping down forest Indians and Mexican half-breeds were
trees and having a nice time generally to bo seen on the streets. The day ol
There was a line young girl In th'o fnm-1 our urrlval a detachment of soldiers
lly whom I grow to bo very fond of, mid , from tho nearest fort came Into town
It made mn very particular about myiwlth a band of Indians that had ut
language, manners and pcrsonnl np- tacked and taken as prisoners a small
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added to the sum of my winter's earn- wero safe and accompanied the soldfent1 Hut It was not the hardship to be suf- Klrl was!"
lugs, made quite a neat purse, lu the along with the prisoners, feeling most, fcreri from riding so long without rest,' A smile flitted over grandpa's face
company of my omplojer's eldest sou,1 thankful, so they said, to have escaped' for I was strong and a splendid horFC-HB he slowly rose from his chair. "You
who was about my own age, I set out Without losing their xcalplocks; and man: It was tho danger of losing my guessed right, my dear," ho said. "Ana
I hear her voice telling us It Is time to
Join her and stop the story-telling for
the night. So, away with you to the
, kitchen, If you're going to make that
taffy. I'm getting anxious to do tome
, of tho pulling. The story tonight has
carried mo back to the times when
your grandma nnd I were young like
you chaps, nnd made taffy "
"Come, my dears," called a gentle
voice from tho hall. And grandpa an
swered: "Yes. granny dear, we chil
dren are coming."
And the children laughed as they n
from the room with grandpa between
them, for despite his 80 yean he wls
as sprightly as they.
building a little business houso In town I "I would leave San Antonio at day
In which to open u general store. He1 dawn, stop at dark at n lone hut, tho
would get his stock of good by boat habitation of a Frenchman, whose on
Irom New Orleans. After a week's so
journ In Galveston, and finding noth
ing to do I decided to try my luck In
another part of the state. Joining some
travelers who were bound for San An
tonio I found myself on the great
prairie of Texas, a most magnificent
but formidable sight. livery little
iect In stopping there I nover know
(nor have I ever seen anyone who ever
know of his coming or going away),
and pass the night under his hospitable
loof. In the morning I wns up before
dawn and on my nay, carrying across
the pommel of my saddle the little
leather mailbag containing the UnltiJ
CREAM PURE RYE
New Government IDock
Will Surpass Those
It la proposed to have a supcrstriic-l
ture on the No. 2 wharf which shall be
two storied lu height and shall bn ul
lelnforccd conciele construction, bclnx
(ompletely fireproof. There Is no money.
, available for this at tho present time
but the work will probably bo done us
soon an an appropriation run be ob
tained. With the two Mory structure,
In tho case of the larger pasBengeri
I boats, tho freight wilt be unloaded or1
loaded from the flrs floor, while the j
passengers wilt go on board from tho
upper floor nnd will not Interfere with
the working of the ship's cargo, as Is
the case In most wharves.
Assistant Superintendent of tho De
partment of 1'ubllc Works Howlund
expresses himself as very much iileused
at the way lu which the work on tho
new wharf has been done and feels that
the new structure will bring In far
In a fe wnionthB Honolulu will have
what, will be without doubt the finest
wharf lu the entire United States. This
will be the new structure now being
completed which Is known us Qovcrn-, moro to the government than the cost
Rich and Mellow
Lovejoy & Co.,
902-?J4 Nuuanu Slrcct. 'Phone Main 308
Importers and Dealers in Fine Wines and Liquors.
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Wllhslwa of Magdobuag ainiral naur
AND OTHER PIANOS.
ISt AND 1M HOTEL BTReCiT,
Opposite Young Hotel,
The Wsiklv Edition of tin Cvtnlng
Bulletin plv a coinpItU summary o
li pfwi of h day,
ment wharf No. 2, At picscnt the fin
cat whnrfi) In the Hulled States are said
to bo thoso of the North German I.loyd
Hue ut llobokvn, N. J., hut the whuit
, which is mentioned ubove, Is of even
better and more permanent construc
tion thuu the famous wharves lu the
1 Tho Hoboken wharfs have an unpro-
i tcctcd pile foundation whllo the new
whurf hcie Is of u concrete foundation,
tilled In with term llrma und as the
result Is only exposal on tlio outaldi
nnd on this account the ci.U of main
tenance Is reduced to u minimum mid
bliould be practically nothing,
The Illllng In of tho t,ca wall has been
completed, and ull that remains foi
Contractor Whltehousu tu do Is to place
the Door pavement over the entire
btnicture. This Is delayed ut present
on account of tho non-arrival of tho
materia! for the work from the Co.ibt,
hut will nut tnkn over 00 or Tu days Jt
the most to do utter this material bus
uirlM'd, The contract ciflls for the
,work to ho completed before June IT, ui
the coming ycur.
T4e wharves when completed will, Itf
ull piohablllty, bu used for the largest
boats that come Into the burbur, micli
us the .Manchuria und the, Mongolia
The slips lire dteiU'cd to the depth ol
31 icei unit uio tiiu ieci in lengiu aim
will bu fur the licitt und most con
venleut for the large klcuneu. An
other cuuu'iiluiu'o which will cause the
larger sicuinciH m ui.u Uumo slips in
iiifii'lile louny ollii'iM lit Ihu fuel Hull
they iiiii iippiixlln und lillimH p.irallfi
to the Channel riitiuino ami II will lie
, vuiy easy for Ihu khlps In hiiiih tun
of construction on account of Its per
fchMptr than wood. WIHUit Illatlmt.W
WlMlUnrtl IIM'I hlr, It. lull, 104.
II nwriMMATf rv II
0iti 100 lfiiii ( Iftt Fiici iWa Ii tit cli
Vn. oil id JJ
fm v (ft ccy
Good appetite, good digittlon,
these ore essential to good attlUi; sad tbs
followisg tsstlmoalsl shows how Usy wero
"Six ytars ago I had an attack of tsdt
nsttoa sad liter conukdat that kuUd
fur wselu. I was nnahl to do any hard
5 Cent Cgiar- .
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1040 00 ALAKEA STREET.
IMPORTERS and MANUFACTR8. OF
Phone Blue 1801. P. O, Box C12.
PIANOLAS , ON INSTALLMENTS
You can buy the wonderful Pianola
piano-player on easy monthly pay. I
ments Anyone can Jtlord to have
work, had no appatlte, food distressed tie,
and I suffered much from Budache. htr
akin waa sallow, and slesp did not refresh
me. I tried several reroediee without
obtaining any relief. Finally, one of ny
customers recommended Ayer's Sarsapa
rllla. It helped me from the nrst in
fact, after taking six bottles I wu com
pletely cured, and could eat anything and
le.p like i child."
There are many imitation
Be sure you get ,TAYERS.
rnians k; Dr. J. C. AjirtCeM Utill, Mtu., U. S. A.
Alas' riLLS, U kit (uslly Uullte.
OF FINE JEWELRY
NOW ON DISPLAY.
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for aale at the
THE HOUGH RIDER etaolnem
The Rough Rider Cigar
has tho real tobacco taata
and la remarkable for Ita
The Rough Rider Cigar
.filler Is made from reg
ular lengths of good tobac
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wrapper la genuine I
The last whiff of a Rough
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as the first.
The Rough Rider Cigar
keeps Its shape and color
and burns evenly wtien lit.
SOLE HONOLULU AGENTS
Corner Hotel and Fort
XT-Tor Rant" cards on aale at
the Uullslln office
la near at hand. Wa will have a gen
eroua ajpply of both Chickens and
Turkeys for you to ehoose from. Pla
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