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THE HAWAIIAN STAR, MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1893. SIX PAGES.
FETE AT THE CAPITOL
COMING CELEBRATION OF ITS ONE
An Adilrnn by Hie I . it I n i i i n by
William Wirt llrury Cbnrun by h Thou
anil Volcn A Ktripprtlt'p View.
Changpn Wrought by Um llnnd of Time.
Washixoton, Sept. 11. The people of
vi'nsliinut"ii are nntlcipatliiK (rent times
In the 18th of September. On tliHt rtny
Waahliigtoti will prnclieally celebrnte Un
own existence, for just 11)0 NM before the
cornerstone of the Mpttol bulldttll was
laid. Tlie citizens have been at work for
some lime preparing for the event, and the
promise is for a eclebrution of unusual pro
portions. COnjgnM hHs mrulu the day a
legal holiday in the district; a grandson of
the Illustrious Patrick Henry, whose clarion
notes Rounded the Virginia cavaliers to
arms, will be the orator of the day, and
parts will be taken in the celebration by
both houses of congress. Of course there
will be bands, plenty of them, for who ever
heard of ft celebration in Washington with
out bands? There will also le a chorus of
over a thousand voices.
The idea of celebrating the centennial of
the great pile whose magnificent propor
tions and stately grandeur have extorted
exordiums from Italians familiar with St.
Peter's, and of Englishmen accustomed to
venerate St. Paul's, originated with the in
habitants of capitol hill, whose forefathers
got the capitol building erected facing
their way anil then put tipthe price of their
land until i c town went the other way
over bogs, creeks and- morasses into the
high ground of the now fashionable north
The celebration naturally suggests a ret
rospective view of what changes the cen
tury has witnessed in the American capital
located in a pestilential swamp and now re
garded as the most beautiful of cities. Hut
the most striking point in the glnuce back
ward is what has not taken place the ut
ter absence of any mob uprising, to over
come which and enable artillerv to be con
verged on any threatened point L'Knfant
the French engineer, brought, up amid the
turbulence of i French, capital, set off
the future city of Washington into wide
streets and wider avenues, all radiating
from the capitol.
Tradition has it that the site where con
gress now convenes was the council ground
of the Manahoacs and Monacans, Indian
tribes who occupied the District of Colum
bia region when the first Knglish settle
ments were made. It is also narrated that
in 1603 the present site of the capitol was
named Rome by its Scotch occupant, one
Pope, who christened the little creek that
then ran at the foot of the hill where the
Peace monument now stands (the creek has
since been converted into a sewer) Tiber.
The original structure of the capitol,
which has since been added to from time
to time, was the production of a French
man named Stephen Hnllet, improved by
an Englishman named William Thornton,
and a right lively quarrel the Gaul and the
Anglo-Saxon had over the authorship of
It was on Sept. 18, 1793, that , with im
"pressive ceremonies and in the presence of
a large concourse, President Washington
laid the cornerstone of the building. Wash
ington made an address, but there were
then no lively, hustling newspapers to re
port the big men of the day. In Philadel
phia there had been a suspension of publi
cation of the large newspaper owing to a
yellow fever outbreak, so that the news of
the cornerstone was Btill fresh, so far as
publication went, when the Alexandria
(Va.) Gazette of Sept. as came out and de-
wn.T.lAM whit Itl.NliV.
tho head of the Kpiscopal church in this
section. The remainder of the ceremonies
will be as follows:
Dudley Book's festival "To Dram" in K flat.
Introduction of the president of the United
States by Lawrence 1 a r tl 1 1 r , chairman of gen
Address. President nrovcrClcveliilld.
Music, fulled Slates Marine hand.
Oration, William Wirt Henry.
Mnsio by the grand clinnis.
Address for the fluted States senate. Vice
I'rcM'i nt a. e. Stevenson,
Music, United States Marine hnnrt.
Address for the house of representatives.
Speaker Charles F. Crisp,
Music by the grand chorus.
Address for the supremo court of the fnited
States, Melville W. Poller.
Muslr, fnited States Marine hand.
Address for the District of Columbia, Mr.
John W. Iloss, president of the board of commissioners.
Music, "America," fnited States Marine
band, urand chorus and audience.
The grand choruses it isexpected to make
a splendid feature of the celebration. Tho
entire city has been laid off into sections,
and these sections are frequently rehearsed
and then brought together for a joint re
hearsal. The effect of thisthousand voiced
chorus singing patriotic airs it is thought
will be very impressive. Tho probabilit ies
are that instead of only a thousand singers
1,500 will take part. Y aslnngton is rich in
musical talent, but heretofore it has never
been possible to get up a chorus of more
than 400. It is already suggested that with
the work already done it will be easy to
make a permanent organization and have
in Washington annually great musical tea
tivals such aa are features in Cincinnati
and in Worcester, Mass.
A WOMAN ELECTRICIAN.
She Is a Fllysical Juno and Has a Bright
Column s, O., -Ypt. 13. The first wom
an electrician in the world hails from the
Buckeye State. Her name is Bertha
.ammo. Her birthplace Is Springfield, O.
and her alma mater the Ohio state univer
sity, in whose class of '93 she took her de
gree in "electrical engineering. JIiss
Lamme will enter shortly the cstinghouse
Electrical works at Pittsburg, where she
will exercise her skill as a practical elec
tricianouau equal footing with the trained
corpB employed there.
Despite Edison's advocating woman s
adaptability for this branch of science.it
remained for Miss Lamme to establish the
precedent. Edison employs more than a
thousand womiu in his various electrical
works. Untrained, unskilled girls were
taken into his service, and theiruatural del
icacy of touch and quickness of perception
have developed surprising muohanical re
sults. hi ther n practical electrician
however, will ever develop from this army
of uneducated women remains to be seen
Nevertheless it was the mechanical dexter
ity of his women employees that led the
wizard to proclaim his faith in the possi
bilities awaiting woman in the electrical
Previous to entering the university Miss
Lamme was a country schoolteacher. A
country high school prepared her for col
THE CAPITOL AFTER ITS DESTRUCTION BV
scribed the ceremonies. The procession,
the publication says, "marched two abreast
in the greatest solemn dignity, with music
playing, drums beating, colors flying and
spectators rejoicing from the president's
square to the capitol." At the capitol the
usual Masonic ceremonies appear to have
been performed, George Washington, in
addition to being president, bciiikva grand
master pro tempore of the order! and tak
ing part in a roast ox barbecue, wnicn end
ed the celebration.
An Enalish architect named Latmbe
succeeded the designers, and it was uuder
him that the building was nearly com
pleted when the British burned it in the
raid on Washington. He rebuilt it, and
then Architect Bulfinch of Boston took
hold, and in 1827 the modest structure was
reported finished cost, 19,488,814, perhaps
10 per cent of the total cost of the structure
A second cornerstone celebration came
along in 1851, when on July 4, President
Fillmore presiding, the first stone In the
two new wings was laid and Unmet cl
ster delivered an address.
Thomas U. Walter of Philadelphia de
signed the magnificent dome which was
Bubsequeutly constructed, and the building
was added to until It reaclieu us present
anuarently almost finished shape.
The centennial celebration to be held
here will be in its general outlines the same
as the original ceremonies. Invitations
have been sent out to Masonic and other
societies, and all the governors of the sev
eral states have been invited to attend
Many of them have accepted.
William Wire Henry, the orator of the
day, is a direct grandson of the illustrious
Virginia orator. He is now an elderly, dig
nified gentleman, whose home is in Rich
mond. where he stands high as D scholar
r historian and a lawyer. He is tall anil
mare, with a kindly face and luminous, in
telligent eyes. He has not pushed himself
forward much, but in two sessions m the
Virginia legislature in the readjuster days
stood firmly in support of good faith in
meeting all obligations of the state.
Mr. Henry was in the Confedeiatearniy
He was the orator at the Philadelphia Cen
tennial in 1876, and in 1891 was president ot
the American Historical society. He is now
oreeideut of the Virginia Historical society
and commissioner on the Pea body hoard
of education. His late years have been id
most eutirely devoted to historical litera
ture, to the exclusion of his profession. II
Is studious in his habits and likes to retir
to bis fine private collect ion of works rclat
inif to V rgiuia. Among tils papers ar
"The Truth Concerning George Hogers
Clark," "The Rescue of Captain Smith by
Pocahontas" and several on Patrick Henry
The whole nruurauime here is in charg
of a general committee composed of citi
uiu and a iolnt committee of congress.
vwnntor Voorhees beinn the head of the
senate end of the committee and Repre
tentative Bynum of lndiaua of the house
committee. Tho chairman of the local
-it.lzana' committee and the man under
whose direction all the work has been done
Is Lawrenc Gardner.
Mr r.ardiier is known uenerally as the
secretary of the League of Democratic Clubs
and also as one of the working members of
h Tli-moeratlc camuaign Committee. II
is a short man who weighs as much as
(bough he were 7 feet high and of corre-
Thn aaaaaai i i . s wi 11 beunenedwith pray
r by the Rev Bishop Paret of Maryland
AU BOIS DORMANT.
The wood did sleep, and droway were the
hoodnd. clow and hid.
There was no stir, no Hound of vagrant wirnd
Nor any light, mvvp n perchance the blind
Might see through closed ltd.
The sleeping wood had dreams-a dream of
(Oh, famiH und wood nymphs sing!)
A riot dance, a fll kt riiiK flame of green
And flying light nihwi.rt tho leafy screen.
The WOM god Mill Is kliifi.
- K. f Moshy In Kiite Field's Washington.
The following paragraph contains no new
Information, but it is perhaps not without
Interest from the fact that It was published
more than a hundred years ago in a work
by a well known chemist of that day, and
It shows therefore that the disinfecting
properties of collee have been long recog
nized by scientific people.
Numerous experiments with roasted cof
fee prove that it is the most powerful
means not only for rendering animal and
vegctablccfiluvia innocuous, but of actually
destroying them. A room in which meat
in an advanced degree of decomposition
had been kept for some time was instantly
deprived of all smell on an open coffee
roaster being carried through it containing
a pound of DO ft 01 newly roasted. In another
room exposed to the cftluviuni occasioned
by the cleaning out of t he dung pit, so that
UlpburOted hydrogen and ammonia in
great quantities could be chemically de
tected, the stench was completely removed
in half a minute on the employment of
three ounces of fresh roasted coffee, while
the other parts of the house were prema
turely cleared of the smell by being simply
traversed with the coffee roaster, although
the cleansing of the tiling pit continued for
several hours alter.
The best, mode of using the coffee as a
disinfectant is to dry the raw bean, pound
in a mortar and then roast the powder on a
moderately heated iron plate until it as
sumes a dark brown tint, when it is fit to
use. Then sprinkle it in sinks or cesspools,
or lay it on a plate in the room which you
wish t o have punned, t once acid or colree
oil acts more readily in minute quantities.
Making Only Perfect Goods.
Yes," said, years ago, David Maydole, the
well known hammer maker, "I- have made
hammers in this little village, my native
home, for 28 years." "ell, then," said
the late James Parton, historian and lec
turer, shouting into the best earof the very
deaf old gentleman, "by this time you
ought to make a pretty good hammer."
No, I can t," was the reply. "I cau t
make a pretty good hammer. I make the
best hammer that s made. Mv only care is
to make a perfect hammer. I make justas
many of them as people want and no more.
and I sell them at a fair price. If folks
don't want to pay me what they're worth,
they're welcome to buy cheaper ones some
where else. My wants are few, and I'm
ready at any time to go back to my black
smith's shop. That's where I worked 40
vears ago, before I thought about making
hammers. Iheti I had a boy to blow my
bellows; now I have 115 men.
"Do you see them over there watchiug
the hammers cook over the charcoal fur
nace, as your cook, if she knows what she's
about, watches chops broiling!' Each of
my hammers is hammered out of a piece of
iron and is tempered under the inspection
of an experienced mau. Every handle is
seasoned three years or until there is no
shrink left in it. Once I thought I cculd
use machinery in manufacturing them
now I know that a perfect tool can't lie
made by machinery, and every bit of the
work is done by hand. I've had head car
penters think I ought to make their ham
mers a little better than the ones 1 made
for their men. I say to 'em all, I can't make
any better ones. When 1 make a thing, I
make it as well as I can, no matter who it's
for." Philadelphia Ledger.
MISS BERTHA LAMME.
lege. A phenomenal love for mathematics,
together with a desire perhaps to open a
new field for women, urged her to follow
the electrical course, which includes civil
engineering. 1 he latter embraces practical
work in a blacksmith shop.
With an energy, skill and enthusiasm
tinequaled by any man in the class, MIsb
Lamme experimented in the handling
and testing of steam and gas engiues, dy
namos, motors, I to rage batteries, circuits,
instruments, elc. She completed the course
ill three years, making up a year in which
typhoid fever kept her from college by ex
tra work. Her record as a st intent is un
surpassed at the university, whose electrical
course ranks deservedly high.
In her brother, a practical electrician,
Miss Lamme found encouragement and
stimulation to her unique work. It is re
freshing to record that this brilliant girl is
physical .luno with brilliant brunette
coloring. Her roguish blown eyes are in
dicative of abounding animal spirits, as she
was the pivot of every mirth provoking
frolic at the university, and her amiability
made her equally popular with men and
women. Indeed so rich in womanlinesses
this fair young electrician that the great
est obstacle to the pursuance of her new
calling lies in the importunities of impor
tunate suitors. I.inA Hose McCABE.
Two Curious Duels.
In KS7 a curious duel was fought in Paris,
when two rivals met at the house of their
divinity. After a few high words an imme
diate encounter was decided upon, and
neither swords nor pistols being at band
two ornamental crossbow- were taken from
the walls of the drawing room. An ad
journment into tin garden was made, and
Hi a lew minutes one of the lovers was
pierced in the arm by his opponent's shaft.
In USUI a still more singular duel was
fought, the weapons in this case being um
brellas. After a furious stru gle one of the
combatants fell, run through the eye, and
soon afterward died. Loudon Tit-Hits.
He was a forlorn stranger walking down
Park row toward (tie Brooklyn bridge.
Mr. Isaac-, standing ill front of his store,
laid his jeweled hand on the man's shabby
"Come right in," suid Mr. aMOs, "und I
vill sell you von of dose imported suits
"I have no money, and am now going to
com mil suicide," answered l he sad stranger.
"So! Mine Iricnt, here is my card. Put
It in your pocket, und vtn jour body i
fouud the papers will publish it." Club,
Mastering the Situation.
The diffident young man had waited to
propose to the girl, but for the life of him
he did not know how to go about it. He
read books on the subject and sought in
formation from men who had experience,
and while the theories were admirable in
every instance lie found that the practice
thereof was a different thing. He was walk
ing with her one evening, thinking over
these nun"- when her shoela'came untied
She stuck out her pretty little boot with a
smile, looked down at it, and he fell on his
knees anil tied the lace.
Then he walked on with her, and the shoe
became untied again. Shoes do that with
great persistency, it seems, especially sum
tner shoes. The third time it happened he
was ready as before.
"See if you can't tie a knot that will
stick." she said as he worked away at it.
He looked up at her tenderly.
"If I can't, 1 know a man who cau," he
Do you want him to tie it!'" she asked
coquet t ishly.
"Yea," he replied.
She jerked her foot away.
He smiled to himself.
"It's the parson," he said, and he rose to
his feet and finished the work. Detroit
A Pass That Wan Honored.
Senator Stanford once had in his employ
au old servant named Jane Wallace. After
being with his family a number of years
she had saved some money and went back
to her old home in New York. But the
climate did not agree with her. The doctors ,
told her that if she came back to California
she would get well. So she wrote to her old
employer and asked him to furnish her
with transportation. Without thinking
much about it. but ready to ob ige bis old
servant, ho wrote on a sbeet of note paper:
Please pass Jane from New York to San
Francisco," signed it and sent it to her.
.Jane never stopped to think of the pecu
liar form of the pass or that it might not
be recogni iflfy soiuo of the railways over
which she was to travel. She knew that
her old master owned two or three rail
roads, and she had an idea that he owned
one all the way to New York. So she got
on the train, and when the conductor came
round handed out the slip of paper. He
looked at it, then at her, and didn't know
what to do. There was Leland Stanford's
signature, and he didn't like to dishonor
that. So he telegraphed for instructions,
and his superiors told him to send the
woman right through, and she came. San
Variuus Forms of Salutation.
We have no w ord in English that corre
sponds in hearty hopefulness with the "au
rcvoir" of the French and the "auf wieder
sehen" of the Hermans.
The latter also say "guteu tag" good
day, and "guteu abend" good evening,
and with the country people the guten
abend begins early In the afternoon. The
domestics ubout the hotels constantly sa
lute you in that way, suddenly but not ex
plosively, anil generally with a comical
vacuity of expression. The Hermans also
say, How do you nnd yourself r ana
"May you live well, anil "How goes ltf
The Arab salutes you with, "May God
strengthen your morning. " The oriental
says, "May your shadow- never grow less."
The Hebrew says, "May peace be with you,"
while the Chinese ask, "Have you eaten
four rice?" In addition to this they have
a whole series of salutes, from merely bend
Ing the knee to complete prostratiou. F
H. Stauffer in Kale Field's Washington
rout of I.lihig Di New York.
Says a New Vork correspondent; A clergy
uian told me that he had a salary of (800
In Connecticut and saved a little money.
He then came here on a salary of 13,000 and
i ii Id not meet expenses
NEWSPAPER IS A NECESSITY to
every person in the community man,
woman or child who is able to read and
who desires to keep in touch with the spirit of this
progressive age and wishes to be posted as to events
of interest which are continually happening at home
and abroad, on land and sea."
The Star is a new paper and has introduced
Californian methods of journalism into Hawaii, where,
before its advent, the Massachusetts newspaper tra
ditions of 1824 held sway. It has three prime objects:
To support the cause of Annexation of Hawaii
to the United States and assist all other movements,
political, social or religious, which are of benefit to
these Islands and their people.
To print all the news of its parish without fear
or favor, telling what goes on with freshness and
accuracy, suppressing nothing which the public has
the right to know.
To make itself indispensable to the family circle
by a wise selection of miscellaneous reading matter.
As a commentator the Stak has never been
accused of unworthy motives.
As a reporter the Stak has left no field of local
As a friend of good government the Star has
been instant in service and quick to reach results.
As an advertising medium the Stak, from the
week of its birth, has been able to reach the best
classes of people on all the Islands.
-Compare the daily table of contents with that
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always up to the times in quality, styles and prices.
a full assortment to suit the various demands.
made expressly for Island oik with extra parts.
CULTIVATORS' CANE KNIVES.
I es, Shovels, Mattotks, etc,, etc.
and Machinists' Tools,
Screw Plates, Taps and Dies, Twist Drills,
Paints and Oils, Brushes, Glass,
Asbestos Hair Felt and Felt Mixture.
Blakes' Steam Pumps,
Wilcox & Gibbs, and Remington.
Lubricating- Oils, "i"'tn-ncrsu"'a,'
it is not possible to lUl everything we have; if there is anythin
you want, come and ask for it, you will he politely treated.
No trouble to show goods.
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52 Fort Street, Honolulu, H. I.
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We are Agents and First Handlers of Maui Potatoes,
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