Image from page 234 of “Beneath Hawaiian palms and stars” (1900)
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Title: Beneath Hawaiian palms and stars
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Goodhue, E. S. (Edward Solon)
Publisher: Cincinnati: Editor Pub. Co.
Contributing Library: Brigham Young University Hawaii, Joseph F. Smith Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Consortium of Church Libraries and Archives
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jointly held the offices of Prime Minister, Secretary ofState, Secretary of war, Minister of the Interior, and soon. The king retained the treasury portfolio for him-self. He knew enough about sailors not to give that upto them. These two exiles were given every privilege exceptthat of freedom to go from the island. Whenever aforeign vessel came near, they were watched. Little thenatives knew what waves of content surged in the breastsof these heroes. They mounted a cannon on wheels, anddrilled a body of men which they called, The FirstHawaiian Regulars. Young was captain, and Davisfirst lieutenant. They got along very well, althoughtheir knowledge of military terms was scant. Theyused to manoeuvre their company on the lava fields,marching them up and down over the pahoehoe. Young, whose clothes were well worn by this time,dressed in a suit of gunny-sack pajamas, with a piece ofgreen hat-band on each shoulder for epaulettes, and acocked, feather hat given to him by the king; while 176
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KINGS OF HAWAII. THE KINGS OWN 17 7 Davis wore a pair of red flannel drawers, and a feathercloak Of the two,Davis uniform was the more becoming,but Young didnt care, for he was of a generous nature,entirely free from envy. That these two men should have been given absolutecommand of the whole army of the kingdom, was strange,but that they so successfully performed their duties,was stranger still; since neither had attended amilitary school, or ever belonged to a company. It istrue that,as boys, they had played soger, and toggedout in uniforms much like the ones they were now wear-ing, but that was only play: this was preparation forbloody war. Men rise to the occasion. Left-right, left-right, right-about-face—quickmarch, resounded along the foot-hills,as the mens barefeet pattered on the lava. Keep a-goin, cried Captain Young, and the menwent off about twenty yards, while the captain fell backto get a chew of tobacco from his lieutenant. Theresno resh, said the chief officer, an its
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