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TILE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL, ADVERTISE!: HONOLULU, APRIL 11, 1895. STEVENSON'S OAKLAND HEIR, Boy of Twelve Years Bequeathed Half of the Novelist's Estate. Hlfj COMPAJfIO AT THK ISLANDS. 8ti-nion F'orxued a Oreat Attachment Fot the Lad, and They were Insepar able Comrade on the Cruises Made v the Celebrated Author and ritict Oakland, Cal., March 26. From Samoa cornea a romantic story of an attachment that Robert Louis Steven son, while in life, formed for a twelve- year-old Oakland lad, and in dying JOSEPH AUSTIN STRONG, THE TWELVE VEAB OLD BOY WHO IS HEIR TO ONE HALF OF ROBERT LOUI9 STEVENSON'S ESTATE. (Reproduced frcm the S. F. Examiner.) left a will bequeathing him one half of his entire estate. The boy's name is Joseph Austin Strong, and for several years he was the inseparable companion of the novelist in all his cruises and wander ings. The father of the boy is Joseph D. Strong, well known in Oakland and San Francisco as an artist and news paper caricaturist. Mr. ' Strong mar ried the daughter of Stevenson's wife and settled in the Hawaiian Islands. It was while on a visit to them that Stevenson became acquainted with the little boy. A mutual attachment sprang up between the two that last- " he novelist's death. ed,!lU wrn constantly in each other's company, f ogetticr v.lej lam bled among the hils and on the sea shore, and the feeling that Stevebson felt for the youth developed into that of a fond aud solicitous father. The author, enchanted with the dreamy life of the islands, and anx ious to be near the youth, resolved to settle permanently in the Pacific isl ands, and subsequently purchased a plantation at Samoa, where he in stalled Mr. Strong and his family. It was while here that the uovelist indulged in his celebrated cruises in his yacht over the Pacific. Ocean. In all these watery wanderings Steven son was accompanied by young Strong. Australia, Hawaii aud the Gilbert Islands were visited at iuter vals by the chums. On his arrival at Samoa, Stevenson purchased an immense tract of unim proved land and developed it into a high state of cultivation. It is to half of this plantation that young Joseph Austin Strong has fallen heir. At present he is living on the place in consolable over tbe death of his old companion. About a year ago Stevenson sent the young lad to Oaklaud for the pur pose of having him educated in the schools of that city. The separation proved too much for the affectionate nature of the novelist, and he longed for tbe lad's return to Samoa. A few months before his death he sent for him. During Stevenson's fatal sickness the boy was constantly at his bedside, and was present at his death. It was Stevenson's intention to educate him as an artist. He had inherited the talent from his father, and was apt at depicting the characteristics of the natives on the island. Joseph D. Strong, the father of Stevenson's heir, is a member of the Bohemian Club in San Francisco, and is a well-known artist. An uncle of the heir, Dwight Strong, Jr., is tbe well-known curator of the Oakland Library. A grandfather of the boy Dwight Strong, Jr., lives up in the Piedmont hills, leading the life of a hermit. He is a man of culture and learning, a graduate of Williams Col lege, and the author of many religious works. Years ago he was principal of several of the public schools in Oakland.. Stevenson's heir lived in East Oak land at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Osbourne, several years ago. Many of the neighbors there remem ber him as a bright and piepossessing child He attended the public schools while living there TUis place in East Oaklaud has also been willed to the young heir. It is an imposing Siace, occupying almost an entire lock, and is valuable. S. F. Examiner. I VERMONT'S WAR GOVERNOR. TWW Dolhroolt, the Adviser Hnd Iriend of Lin coln, and Bis Rebellion Itecord. There's Governor Holbrook buried up in Vermont's snows six months of tho year, but I would glvo moro for his opinion than those of all the polltl clans in Washing ton. " These are tbe words of praiso Abraham Lincoln onco bestowed up on tbe famous war governor of Ver mont, who is still living in Brattle- "boro at the ripe old age of 83 years. Hoi brook was tho Frederick HOLBROOK. friend and adviser bf Lincoln during the dark days of the war, and tho president considered him one tf his most valuable aids among the war governors of tho north. Like Lincoln, Frederick Holbrook is a man of tho plain people. He was bcrn in Warehouse Point, Conn., Feb. 15, 1813, and was tho son of John Holbrook and Sarah Knowlton Hol brook, who were among the earliest set tlers of Brattleboro. Young Holbrook's early life was passed upon his father's farm, and although hl3 educational advantages were meager ho read and studied a great deal at home. Ho became a contributor to the leading agri cultural papers of the day, and his con stant writing crave him a clear and force ful style that showed to advantage later In his state papers and letters. It Is said that Secretary Stanton once remarked that Governor Holbrook's letters were among tho best of the day, and that after reading ore of them he always knew ex actly what; the governor meant. Holbrook's early training led him to ba one of the originators of tho Vermont State Agricultural society and made him well known to an Immense number of Vermonters even before he sought guber natorial honors. For a quarter of a cen tury ho has beon president of the Vermont Savings bank, and for 42 years he has been a trustee of the Vermont State asylum. When ho becamo governor in October, 1861, ho recommended that one-half the war expenses bo paid by direct taxation and that tho romainder be funded on long term bonds. The legislature followed his advice, and Vermont was the first state, it is said, to complete tho payment of her war debt. After tho battle of Antietam Governor Holbrook wrote to President Lincoln suggesting lhat ho ask the north for 500,000 more men, and shortly there after the president issued his call for 300, 000. Governor Holbrook was very active in raising troops, and Vermont sent four regimonts under the nine months' call. She also sent tho first regiment under tho three yoars' call, and all her soldiors were volunteers. IN MRS. BROWNING'S MEMORY. A Town Hall and Clock Tower to l'er- petuate Her Fame In Ledbury. Ledbury, Herefordshire England, the birthplace of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, is about to eroot a novel momorlal in hon or of the author of "Aurora Leigh." It will not be a "storied urn or animated bust," but will tako tho form of a very practical and useful town hall and clock tower. Some $7,000 has been contributed by tho numerous residents of Ledbury who not only admire the poet, but are not averse to adding a handsome public build ing to tho architectural treasures of tho town. Somo $2,000 moro are needed to complete the work, and this sum, it is ex pected, will bo contributed by the poet's admirers regardless of geographical loca tion and tho town hall project. Mrs. Browning lived at Hope End, Led bury, tho first 20 years of her life, and in the old parish churchyard her father. mother and sister aro slocping tho last sleep. Her poetio genius developed early, and when she was a child of 11 years she astonished the good people of Ledbury by writing her first poem, "T'o Battle of Marathon," which, despite its many child ish faults, proved that a new poetic star was beginning to twlnklo in the firma- mi MEMORIAL TO MUS. UHOWXIXG. ment. Wbilo a resident of Ledbury she also wrote and published a volume called "Essay on Mind, and Other Poems," which she afterward said she had "long re pented of as worthy of all repentance." Another of her poetical efforts at this pe riod was her translation of "iEschylus," "which," she onco declared, "was written In 12 days and should have been thrown into tho fire afterward." Tho new town hall is to bo of two kinds of stono, quarried in the neighborhood, and half timber work will bo one of its features. On the ground floor aro to be a well lighted entrance hall, a library and a largo reading room. On the first floor will be the assembly room and a number of town offices. Tho stairs aro in tho tower, which is to bo surmounted by a handsome four dial clock. Robert Barrett Browning, Mrs. Browning's son, still lives in the Rezzonico palaco his father bought in Venice, and his idea of a fitting memorial for his talented mother is more poetical than that of the good people of Ledbury. He has converted a littlo chapel in the old palaco into a memorial room, where a Venetian lamp is kept burning night and day. English Parliament COO Years Old. The English parliament will bo GOO years old next November. The first really representative parliament to meet in Eng land assembled in November, 1295, under Edward I. t'e For tho Cotton Stalk. Edward Atkinson says that the time will com when tho fiber in tho cotton stalk will bo utilized, and there are Impor tant elements for tanning and dyeing in the root. THERE'S ONLY ONE Profit made by US, as we buy direct from the maker, where by we save YOU the middle man's profit. If you have been told otherwise, call and be convinced. Our special announcement to you is that by the Gaelic we have received a fine assort ment of Dres3 Goods, Gents' Furnishings, Neckwear and Japanese Jewelry consisting of Scarf Pins in new and unique designs for both ladies and gents. Straw Hats, Straw Hats, Straw Hats. 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