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THE HAWAIIAN STAR ! WEDNESDAY", MAY 17, 1S08.SIX PAGES.
JEFFERSON DAVIS AND THE
A Washington Official Gives Historical
Data Regarding the Structure.
There was some discussion recently
among a number of merchant visitors
at Washington as to whether Jefferson
Davis took any part or direction in the
construction of the dome on the
National Capitol. So that all of them
could be set right, the following authen
tic statement about the matter was ob
tained from a prominent Washington
"The Capitol at Washington was
erected in sections. The cornerstone
of the original building was laid on
September i8, 1793; the north wing f
the building was finished in isoo: the
south one in 181 1, a mere passageway
connecting them. On August 24, rSi-i,
the interior of both wings was burned
by the British and they were shortly
afterward rebuilt. In 18 18 the central
portion of the building was begun, and
the original building was completed in
1827. The cornerstone of the exten
sions of the Capitol was laid on July
4, 1851, in President Fillmore's Ad
ministration, and these extensions
were completed in 1SC7. The dome
of the original central building was
first constructed of wood; this was re
moved in 1856 to be replaced by the
present dome of cast iron, which was
completed in iSs
" lefferson Davis was Secretarv of
War under President Pierce from
March 4, 1S53, to March 4, 1857, and
during that tunc, as berretary 01 war,
he had charge of the work of building
the extensions to the Capitol nientionedj
and especially of taking down the
wooden dome and replacing it with the
one of cast-iron. About 1855 the
question arose as to what sort of statue
should surmount the dome. It was
decided that a bronze statue of Free
dom would be the most appropriate.
This was modelled in Rome by Craw
ford. The figure underwent some
modification directed by Jefferson
Davis, was accented, and is the one
which now decorates the Capitol. The
correspondence still preserved in the
War Department shows that Mr. Jeffer
son objected to Crawford's model on
account of the liberty cap shown there
on. He contended that a veritable
liberty cap was not truthfully artistic,
as the statue was to be displayed for a
consitutional government where slavery-
existed. These objections ltd to the
variation of the statue's cap, which
from some points of view gives the
figure an appearance not unlike that of
a big Indian.
LEECHES THROWN OVER
The North German Lloyd May Have
to Pay for 10,000 Bloodsuckers.
Ten thousand leeches started for
Chicago on the North German Lloyd
. steamer Werra a few days ao. Think
of how they would have swelled th
army of speculators, promoters and
bunco-steerers whose faces are already
turned toward the gates of the Windy
City ! Ten thousand leeches are now
in a watery grave and over them the
blue sea rolls, nnrl ihp n' pKi
iook upon their bloodless bodies.
The leeches started for New York in
the steerage. They came from the
leech farm of Michael Goodsell, in
"Go to," said the thrifty Michael;
"I hear that Chicago is a good place
for leeches. I know that there are
thousands there already. What of
that? There may be thousands ahead of
me, when the World s I1 air is opened.'
So Michael selected 10,000 of his
most tenacious and persistent leeches
and took passage on the Werra. He
cared for them most tenderly. The
barkeeper, whose name was Bullmeier,
oflered to put the leeches in his room,
where they would be kept warm. Sev
eral days later Mr. Goodsell wished to
visit the leeches and said so to the bar
" You mean those little black things,"
said the dispenser of cocktails. "All
dead. I watched them for two hours
one day and not one of them moved.
I threw them overboaid. '
Now .Mr. Goodsell was counting on
a good sale of leeches. He had only
$25 beside his stock in trade, and he
found himself ruined financially. He
complained to Commissioner Senner
yesterday, and Dr. Senner sent word to
the Austrian consul. It is likely that
the steamship company will have to
pay for the 10,000 leeches. Tribune
BREWING IS AN ART.
The Discovery Made by a Philadelphia
Man who Tried to Make Beer.
" Anybody can make beer," said John
Logan, a shrewd Philadelphian. "All
you have to do is to get a barrel and
put the stuff in and let it work." So
he got an empty barrel and a receipt
lor making beer. He threw in
whole lot of hops, three bucketfuls of
yeast, five pounds of sugar, half a bush
el of finely ground barley and corn
meal. Then he filled up the barrel
with boiling water, closed the bunghole
tight and Ielt the beer to work. It
worked. Logan and his wife and chil
dren were sitting at supper, a cat was
purring near the kitchen stove, a do;
was snoring in the corner. Suddenly
the house shook, there was a rumbling
ol thunder, a crashing of glass, the
howling of a dog and the wailing of a
cat; a rain of some sort, then all was
still. The family rushed to the kitchen.
There lay pieces of staves and barrel
heads scattered all over the place,
from the ceiling and the walls there
was dripping and oozing a slimy liquid
and the fragments of crockery and glass
ware were strewn over the floor. Un
der the table lay a dead dog; the cat
had disappeared. Next door to Lo
gan's house was a china-store. The
showcases were broken and the china
ware smashed. The owner of the store
demanded $100 to cover his loss. Two
days before the experiment I.ogan re
used an offer of $10 for the dog.
N. P. JACObSON.
WENNER & CO.
AMI IMIOR'fUUS or
DIAMONDS, FINK JKWKLKV,
WATCH US, SIIA'KUWAUK, Ktc.
The Hanhsomksi Souvenir Stoons made
in the Hawaiian Islands.
OR I SlEEKI,
Onlris on tin L'umini .sinner of Agriculture
Inr Insecticide tWash in (ic eallm nuan
titie-., can be obtained at the
PAGIFIC HARDWARE CO.
17 H ,
Lime and Cement.
ImiR Sai.i. at
J. T. WATERHOUSE'S
Queen Street Stores.
They Have Come !
Those Razor Strops you have
been waiting for several weeks,
are Here. 1 ney are so good
that it has been said of them,
that if you lav your razor, and
one of these strops down to
gether on your washstand, the
razor will keep a fine edge;
still, we recommend following
the directions printed on each
Anti-Rattlers. We have
a new kind which you can put
on to the shafts of your buggy,
without breaking four lingers
and a thumb. The- prevent
two things rattling and swear
Boardman's Pat. Wrench.
4 sizes, lust the kind ot
combination wrench to have
about the house.
Try the new Keystone
Egg Beater, u you want
beater that will do quick, clean
Hose, -in. to 2-in., 3
and 4-ply plain or wired, just
received; cheap and good qual
itv: also carbolized. We have
a large stock of ''Hubbucks,"
Pioneer, and cheaper brands
of White Leads and Zinc.
Also, Oil, Turpentine, and all
painters supplies, and you will
do well to see our Stock and
get our Prices before you paint
American Flags, --G to 18
feet long, came by the last
steamer to us. They are a fine
lot, sewed bunting.
Fire Arms and Ammuni
tion. A new lot of Sporting
and Target Rilles, Colt's new
Navy, Smith and Wesson, and
cheaper Revolvers, came last
week and can now be seen
We carry the most complete
assortment of Cartridges in
town, from 22 to 50 cal., and
always have plenty of them
t 1 1 r 1
L,eatner. we nave re
ceived within the past sixty
days, by steamer and sail, GG
Rolls of Leather, containing
9088 lbs., and 5347 ft ; also,
3 bales containing 142 doz
sheep skins, so it looks as if
we meant to keep our Stock of
Leather up, although by get
ting it in large lots, we are able
to keep the prices clown.
Salt. We are headquarters
for Hawaiian Salt, as we
make it. That the quality is
good, and l'rice Low, is easily
shown by the large quantity
we sell every week.
Blight Compound. Five
gallons will make G5 gallons of
wash. You spray your Lune
and Orange Trees with this
wash, and the Blight will do
the rest, die and drop off the
trees. We have the compound
at our store, or can give you an
order on the Govt. Nursery
for it, but don't forget to bring
a 5-gallon can to put it in. We
sell spraying outfits.
E. 0. HALL & SON.
Cor, Fort & King Sts.
The Star now has the larg
est circulation of any evening
paper, and is gaining ground
I n its new form, the paper
will print as much reading
matter as any other Hawaiian
journal, and will report the
news of its entire parish with
freshness and accuracy.
outspoken and consistent ad
vocate of annexation to the
paper will be delivered
house in Honolulu for
50 cents per month.
l d Peacock & Co
SOLE AGENTS IN THE
HA WAIIAN ISLANDS
John Jamkson & Son's Irish
Mitchell & Comp'v. Limited,
"Cruiskeen Lawn" Whiskey.
Hiram Wai.kkr & Son's "Ca
nadian Club" Whiskey.
Hiram Walkkr & Son's "Im
perial Rye" Whiskey.
Paust Brewing Co. Milwau
kee, U. S. A.
Fkkukkicksrukc: Brkwing Co
San Jose, California.
B. Drkykus & Co.'s Californian
J. J. Mulch i-:r's "Elephant1
E. Vaugiian-Jonks' Sweet and
Dry London Gin.
E. Vaugiian-Jonks "C.I.G."
A. & G. Thompson's " Royal
Blend" Scotch Whiskey.
Wiikblbr & Co.'s Ales and
Ppst Office Box, 504.
Both Telephones, 46
Liberal discounts-allowed on Cash
purchases exceeding $5.
Pacific Hardware Company, L'd
Hardware, General Merchandise.
Tin: D11.LIN011AM Hkuakiko, Douhu: Furrow and
LIGHT STEEL RICE PLOWS
Have established their superiority over all others. A full line on hand.
glack and Hrnwnlows WATER FILTERS arc the standard. If you want pure
water apply to the
PACIFIC HARDWARE CO. L'd, FORT St., HONOLULU.
H. E. MclNTYRE & BRO.,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Groceries, Provisions and Feed
EAST CORNER FORT AND KING STREETS.
New Goods received 1y every Packet from the Eastern Stales and Europe.
Krcsh California Produce by every steamer. All ordei faithfully attended to, and
Goods delivered to any part of the city free of charge.
Island Orders solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Post Office Hox No. 14";.
Wrought Steel Ranges, Chilled Iron
AGATE WARE (White, Gray and Nickle-plated), PUMPS, WATER AND
SOIL PIPES, WATER CLOSETS "AND URINALS, RUM5ER
HOSE AND LAWN SPRINKLERS, RATH TUBS AND STEEL
SINKS, O. S. GUTTERS AND LEADERS, SHEET IRON, COP
PER, ZINC AND LEAD, LEAD PIPE AND PIPE FITTINGS.
Plumbing, Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
People's Ice & Refrigerating Co.
ARE PREPARED TO FILL MORE ORDERS.
Ring Up the Works at Any Hour
EST ID-ATST OB JSTIGKKtT- 51
Both .Telephones, Number 153.
ENTERPRISE PLANING MILL.
PETER HIGH, - - - Proprietor.
On Alakea and Richards near Queen Street, Honolulu, H.I.
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Screens, Frames, Etc.
TUR2SJ ED AJSTD SAWTED AVOllC.
K2 Prompt attention to all orders.
135?' Mutual 55.
Telephone No. 92.
95 - 97 KING STREET.
xtasr Ben 498.
J. T. WATERHOUSE
Queen Street Stores,
FULL LINES OF
Hardware, Crockery, Saddlery
JJ Ul UUIIUI j 1
FANCY -:- GOODS
of all descriptions.
FORT STREET STORE,
IN ADDITION TO THE LARGE
Dry aim FancyGoods
HAVE .MIST ltliCEIYIil),
India Linen and Persian Lawns,
Embroidery, in 9 yard pieces;
Roman and Guipare Embroidery,
Oriental, Platte and other Laces, in
white, cream and black;
Chiffon Lace, all colors;
.S in. Lace Net, cream and black;
Striped and Check Dimity,
Wide Japanese Crepe, white and colr'd;
White, Cream and Black Surah Silk,
White and Cream Silk Crepe,
Navy and Cream Serge,
Suez and Tennis Flannel,
The Jcnncss Miller "Equipoise Waist,'
Prima Donna and P. D. Corsets,
Ladies Black Hose.
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with Dispatch. ,
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Printed in the Neatest Style, on Fine
Paper, and at Moderate
The Largest Paper and Card Stock in
In all its Branches.
Magazines, Law Rooks,
lilank Rooks of any description,
' Day Rooks and Cash Hooks,
Map'& Photograph Mounting,
Albums, Old Books Re-bound,
Edge Gilding, Lettering in Gold,
Account and Time Rooks,
Journals and Ledgers,
Letter Copying Rooks.
Bin'-S ng in Morocco, Calf, Sheep, Roan
Russia, Persian and Cloth.
AT SHORT NOTICE.
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46 Merchant St., Honolulu