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Keceptloa t Mm Hills-A. Spl en
did Catherine Mid Pleasant
The Lour of 7:30 was scarcely
reached last evening until guests
wero arriving at the handsome main
hall of Oahu College, Punahou, for
the reception tendered by the trus
tees and faculty to Mrs. 8. L. Mills,
of Mills' College, Oakland, Cal.,
which was founded by her Into hus
band and herself after retiring, some
20 years ago, from the charge of
the institution now giving her an
honored welcome on the occasion of
a brief risit. Lights were placed
along the winding road from tho
street through the park to the build
ings, which, with colored lanterns
hung in the verandah arches of tho
main hall, lent "a fairy-like charm to
the classio grove. Excellent taste
was displayed in the decoration of
the building inside and out. Fes
toons of vines ran along the front of
the verandah ; rich clusters of ferns
and foliage, gemmed with flowers,
hung in the dootways; delicato
passion vine, with pendant bouquets,
adorned the chandeliers; the walls
were decked with various designs
in verdure and bloom; while the
grac6ful palm leaf, with harmonious
reinforcement, relieved tho corners,
and beautiful bouquets shed delicious
perfume through the apartments.
Rev. YV. C. Merritt, principal of
the College, and Mrs. Merritt were
kept busy for a time in receiving
guests, and were aided with zest in
dispensing the hospitalities of the
evening by Miss Spooncr, of the
teaching staff, and the young lady
students. Following is a list of
those present, as complete as could
be obtained : Mrs. Mills, Princess
Liliuokalani, Gov. Dominis, Hon.
C. K. Bishop, Hon. W. C. Pnrke
and Miss Parke, Hon. A. F. Judd,
C. J., and wife, Hon. L. McCully,
Hon. H. M. Whitney and wife,
Hon. W. D. Alexander, Hon. S. M.
Damon and wife, His Ex. W. M.
Merrill, American. Minister Resi
dent, and wife, Rev. Dr. H. Bing
ham and wife, Rev. S. E. Bishop
and wife, Rev. Dr. C. M. Hyde and
wife, Rev. J. A. Cruzan and wife,
Rev. E. C. Oggel and wife, Rev. A.
0. Forbes and wife, Mr. Wm. Noble
(London) ; Mr. and Mrs. Ashton,
Mr. and Mrs. Hall, Mr. Hooker,
the Misses Hooker, Mr. Holmes and
ladies, Mrs. Dorman, Mr. Jas. W.
Scoville, Mr. C. H. Scoville, and
Mr. Campbell (United States);
Prof. Van Slyke, Prof. Frear, Hon.
Geo. W. Macfarlanc, Mr. Henry
Macforlanc and wife, Mrs. Hon. Jas.
1. Dowsett, Mr. W. R. Castle and
wife, Mr. Henry Watcrhousc and
wife, Mr. A. L. Smith, Mr. C. M.
Cooke and wife; Mr. B. F. Dilling
ham and wife, Mr. E. C. Damon,
Mr. P. C. Jones and wife, Mrs. J.
B. Atherton, Mr. W. W. Hall and
wife, Mr. S. P. Fuller, Mr. A. JI.
Smith (Maui); Dr. Tucker and
wife, Capt. Penhallow and wife,
Mr. S. B. Dole, Mr. C. H. White,
Mrs. Hanford, Miss Hall, Miss
Lewis, Mrs. Fred. Lyman, Mrs. J.
F. Brown, Miss L. L. Moore, Mrs.
W. P. Alexander, Mr. Shaw, Mrs.
Dr. Whitney, Mr. W. O. Atwater
and wife, Miss Knight, Mr. A. F.
Cooke, besides many' young ladies
and gentlemen, students and others.
After an hour's social intercourse,
Mr. W. R. Castle called the assem
bly to order for the prepared pro
gramme, beginning with an address
to Mrs. Mills, read by Rev. Mr.
Merritt, as follows:
Deah Mrs. Mills: In the last
number of the North American
Jteview is an article written by an
illustrious man of deeds, entitled,
"An Unspoken Address." I cannot
but feel, there is an unspoken wel
come extended to you here to-night,
that is truer and deeper, and more
beautiful than any which can bo ex
pressed in words. I also feel we
, arc the losers to-night, because one
of Hawaii's most illustrious men of
deeds, our honored vice-president,
feels that he cannot extend the
formal welcome, which he and his
fellow-trustees of this institution
desire to have expressed to you on
this occasion. He could speak from
a; personal knowledge of the work so
well' done by yourself and your
honortd husband when you labored
in Hawaii' nci; he could welcome
youback to this field of former
yenty od mingle personal reminis
cences of those days with his expres
sions of aloha. But while I cannot
speak from the vantage ground of
personal knowledge of, or identifica
tion with, those experiences, it is
permitted to mo to speak to you as
one who is himself within the mystic
circle to which you have belonged
these many years, and as a fellow
educator 1 welcome you to our isl
and home. And had you never
before visited these mid-Paciflc
shores ; never before witnessed the
beauty and loveliness of this island
gem, or experienced the balmy soft
ness of our semi-tropical clime, it
would be a fitting thing for us to
xtcnd this welcome to you in re
cognition of what you havo done as
aii educator on the Paci(lc slope in
the United States, and the priceless
boon you and your husband havo
bestowed upon tho daughters of
California; yes, of the world, in tho
establishment and equipment of
Mills' Scmlnnry and Mills College.
Wo ask to add our tribute of grati
tude, and to cxnrcss our nnnrrrin.
Hon of the labor, tho devotion, tho
wisdom, which hiive maikcd the
history of the entire work. But no
such limitation is upon us. We re
joice in your achievements, but wo
welcome you for what you have
been to us, nnd done for Oahu
More than a quarter of n century
has passed since you began your
labors here, nnd moio than twentv
years since you censed. But tho
impress made by you upon this in
stitution, and upon the children of
those days, still remains. If I have
made no mistake In my study of the
names of the students of those
years, 111 were connected with the
College during your stay. Of the
54 boys, five are to-day members of
our Board of Trustees ; three will
be members of the next Legislature,
while several others have nt different
times been chosen to that duty.
From among tho boys of thoso years
have como many of the most success
ful planters nnd business men of
these Islands, as well ns our best
known lawyers and physicians. Tho
girls of those days nro the mothers
in the homes of to-day, nnd model
homes they are, while their children
are In our classes. Both' parents
and children, in large numbers, have
extended their greetings to you in
person this evening, assuring you of
tho aloha they havo for you. Of
thoso associated with you as teachers,
I think that Prof. Alexander alone
is here, a man whom the people of
these Islands love to honor for his
intrinsic worth, and large and ac
curate scholarship. But he will be
permitted to speak for himself. Tho
standards of education which you
nave always erected nave been high.
Your desiro has always been to give
a liberal education, one calculated
to equip the individual for the full
duties of manhood or womanhood,
uniting mental power with high
chnraotcr. It needs no words of
mine, in this presence, to say how
well you have succeeded. You came
to Oahu College at a time of need.
Under the wise nnd caieful adminis
tration of your husband, it wns
launched upon a career of financial
independence it had never before
known. We havo about us still
inany.of the improvements intro
duced by him. And yet the Puna
hou of to-day is much changed. I
can speak freely of these recent
changes, as they were largely planned
before I came. This beautiful Main
Hall is a constant source of satis
faction. The new Bishop Hall of
Science provides us with the much
needed equipment for that depart
ment. This grand piano, unsur
passed by any instrument of its
class upon the Islands it is believed,
is the latest acquisition in the music
department and reminds me that it
was under your administration thnt
Punahou become possessed of its first
piano for the use of the school. The
recent additions to our College
Library, provided for by the genero
sity of our friends, is another im
portant factor made effective for
And again, wo stand to-night in
the midst of our enlarged campus,
and one we nro planning to adorn
nnd beautify. It will be years before
it can rival tho loveliness of Semi
nary Park, but, with our soil and
climate, and "Kapunahou" itself,
with its everflowing stream of wnter,
there is no reason why we may not
aspire even to that in time. But I
am speaking too long, and yet I
have not touched upon our revised
and revision is the order of tho day,
you know our revised courses of
study, or our flourishing Punahou
Preparatory School, with its 100
pupils. We feel sure there are signs
of life and growth for you to see ;
and still we have not yet attained,
but we arc pressing forward if that
wo may attain to that which we
But I cannot close without a word
of reference to thoso you cannot
again greet upon the shore of time.
Alexander, and Baldwin, and Damon,
nnd Lyman, have passed into tho
eternal life and to the reward of the
saints since my coming. Allen, and
Coan, and Hall had gone just before
I came. Father Castle alone re
mains of the body of the Trustees
of your day, and ho stands upon
tho very threshold of that higher
and better life, but a pillar of strength
still, though no longer a member of
our Board. Of the others of that
day I know only their names. But,
who can tell if, with your honored
husband, who has also joined that
glorious 'company, they may not'
even now rejoico with us. May we
so live and discharge our trusts, that
when tho Lord shall call, we too
may go to bo with them. And now,
into the midst of our work ; and Jn
the midst of this company of friends
we welcome you ; not with formal
welcome, but, in memory of the
past, in view of the present, and in
expectation of the future, wo wel
come you with a genuino nnd hearty
Mrs. Mills made n verbal reply
in very pleasant terms. She was
very happy to meet so many of her
old friends, and could say truly that
of all the pupils of Mr. Mills nnd
herself, whether in India or Califor
nia, none wero dearer thnn thoso of
Funnhoii, nnd they had watched their
progress with tender interest. Tho
men nnd women who had been thoir
pupils here, have made a good record
in these Islands, the East, and else
where ; very few have died, and very
few have failed to do well. She was
thankful to find so good a genera
tion growing up. There wero over
200 children in the families of their
old pupils which she had been ablo
to trace, besides other families of
which she had no account, and ns a
rule tho families formed a most esti
mable portion of the communities
where they were located. She spoke
of her gratification in tho improve
ments and additions to tho College.
When she was instructor here the
natural sciences were her especial
department, and she nnd her pupils
had only the most meagre apparatus
and few books of reference. Sho
therefore rejoiced in the additions to
the library, and especially In Bishop
Hall with its fine appliances. She
congratulated the pupils, many of
them children of her own and her
husband's former pupils, upon the
excellent opportunities afforded them
in the College, nnd especially for the
fine corps of teachers, sho said, the
entire community should be thank
ful. It made her thankful to witness
the progress, in all respects, made in
the old home to which her heart so
fondly turned, and to be able to
greet, once more, the old friends of
the College before they passed away.
Sho would be glnd to say more that
shcfclt, and cordially invited any of
her Island friends, when visiting the
Const, to visit Mills' Seminary and
College, that bad now a delightful
man at the head of it in the person
of Dr. Homer B. Sprague.
Prof. AV. D. Alexander, who was
the only associate teacher of Mr. and
Mrs. Mills in Punahou present, was
called upon, nnd spoke of the en
during character that worthy couple
had left to the institution. It.wns a
matter of prido with them that Mills'
Seminary and College in California,
instituted by former conductors of
Punnhou, were going forward on an
increasing scnle of elllciency. He
hoped Mrs. Mills would be spared
to many more years of usefulness.
Tho Punahou Glee Club sang
with fine effect, "Away, away, the
mom is breaking."
Mrs. B. F. Dillingham
following original poem, on
was heartily np-
' I remember, I remember
Tho house where I was born
The little window where tho sun
Came peeping In nt morn."
First of mcm'rles true and tender
Told in this old fashioned lhy me
llow our hearts with love remember
Earliest scenes in childhood's time.
How our spirits tremble, quicken,
As the flood gates we swing wide,
How the hosts of mem'tlcs thicken
As we watch the rushing tide.
Childhood clasps the hand of school
days Cherished time in every life
When tho mind is led by new ways
Into fields of thoughtful strife
Step by step the piimer, reader,
Soon ate left for deeper lore
Each ono stilvlug to be leader
as new neius uuioiu neioie.
Oh the glad sweet years that follow,
Every sense allvo and keen,
Eaeli day w orkiug, that the morrow
Richer ti ensures still may glean.
Man's estate at last o'ertiiklug,
Youth and schooldays left behind,
Comes tho earnest task of making
Life unfold to bless mankind.
Like the rushing, jostling river
Springing down the sloping land,
Every drop a constant giver
Of new life on every hand
Never hour to tarry, dreaming
Of what might be, could it choose
Life 'all real, not mere seeming,
All to seek, and naught to lose.
Thus the whirl of life absorbs us,
Crowds each day w ith care and thought;
Of our peace and quiet robs us
Fills our hands with tasks unsought.
Oft times would we faint and falter,
And reshape our lives and ways,
But, thank God, we eaunot alter
What bis w isdom full displays.
Ah how restful midst the hurry
Of our every day affahs,
To forget tho work and worry
That so ages unawares,
And iecall our youth and springtime,
Days and scenes lemembcred well
AVhen we made all work and play chime
As the ringer does his bells.
Happy hearts to-night nro greeting
Treasured frleud oflong ago,
And the hour Is all too fleeting,
For our spiiits overflow.
With our joy is mingled sorrow
For the missing form beside
Death was only God's to-morrow
To that good man when he died.
And the mem'rics which we waken
Of the years so swiftly flown
When our growing minds wero taken
And with choicest seeds then sown,
Ever shrine in teud'rest feeling,
Tills most noble honored pair,
Every act their faitli reveallug,
Brave tine hearts, to do nnd dare.
Choicest offerings bring we, knowing
All are far too small to pay
Dobts of gratitude o'erflowlug
Harvest leaping every day.
Nover schooldays could be lighter
Never ycais moio full of life
Iteiululsccuce tints tho brighter
Every scene of fuu and strlfo.
ltonse tho old times from their slumbers,
Fill these courts with gayest mirth,
Tell the tales In ringing numbers,
Jolllcst days in all the earth.
Lire tho good times quickly over
In this hour of respite bilef
Each lu life again a rover,
Goes ids way in joy or grief,
Till tho i ace of life completing,
All its toll and conflict o'er,
Up abovo, each other greetlug,
Hold reunion evermore.
1 unahou, March 29, 1880.
Messrs. S. B. Dolo nnd W. R.
Castlo each delivered brief addresses,
in which, to the great amusement
of their hearers, thoy chaffed each
other about being tho "had boys"
of tho school In tho time of their
honored guest. They also mndo
some of the "old girls" present
uiusu uy ujumg mies or the "Pink
Room Society" that flourished In
those days. Both united in expres
sions of thankfulness for tho work
done by Dr. and Mrs. Mills, for them
nnd for others, Intellectually and mo
rally," stimulating, as they did, nil
who camo under their instruction.
They also gave expression to their
sympathy with Mrs. Mills in tho
death of her husband, nnd their best
wishes for her work in California.
Between these speeches Miss Alice
Renton Bang an operatic selection,
evincing more than ordinary musical
laieni ana power. Mrs. Hanford,
musical directress of the College,
played the accompaniment.
Refreshments were next in order,
which were discussed with a relish
becoming the purest ice cream nnd
most delicious cake. After a little
more friendly converse nmong num
berless groups, tho gathering broke
up, everybody in evident delight at
having been present on so happy an
occasion in the annals of Punahou.
OAHU COLt.KOi: CLOSE OK A TEH.W.
The exercises at the close of the
2nd term on tho Oahu College calen
dar, took place yesterday, .and were
attended by a considerable number
of the parents nnd friends of the
institution from the city. At 12
o'clock a well-spread table in the
dining hall was surrounded by a
number of appreciative guests, who
did due credit to the hospitality of
the house. At 1 o'clock sharp, the
gong sounded a muster to tho par
lors, where n large nsscmblngo wns
soon seated to hear a fine programme
of vocal and instrumental music.
Among those present were the Prin
cesses Liliuokalani, Llkelike and
Kniulani. Following is the pro
gramme: Piano Solo Bluette Heller
Song Spring Flowers Kelneekc
Violin Obllgato by .T. W. Yarndley.
Piano Solo A ltouud Schumann
, Horace Hall.
Trio Ave Maria Sehlcttercr
Mrs. Hanford, Jennie Grieve and Alice
Piano Solo Song Without Words. . . .
Chorus Ye Little Birds Macfarren
Punahou Glen Club.
Piano Solo Gavotte Alleinande . .Gelbel
Duet for Piano & Violin
n. Lied, Heller & Ernst; b. Abs
child, Heller and Ernst
Song The Erl-klng Schubert
Piano Solo Spinning Sdng
Chorus The Sky Lark
Punahou Gleo Club.
The numbers were all rendered
in a highly creditable manner, some
of the pieces being greeted with
loud cheers. It was an evident
source of gratification to the friends
of tho pupils to note the consum
mate skill of the instructor in vocal
and instrumental music, Mrs. J. E.
Hanford, whose strokes on the
piano keys are given in such a man
ner as to make the instrument do
anything but speak Hawaiian, while
the pupils' parts showed that the
instiuction in this department had
been bestowed upon appreciative
and intelligent learners. After an
hour's feast of music, thero was an
adjournment to the main hall hi tho
college building, where tho follow
ing programme, omitting the 6th
number, took up the time until 4
Declamation Bernardo's Ite venge
Readlug of "Tho Manoa Breezes
Edited by Emma Kenton, Oliver
Caiter, llattle Forbes.
Music The Mower's Song
Declamation A Wild Night at Sea
The Muuoa Breezes
Music Tho Song of the Fatherland
Recitation... Selection from "Hiawatha"
"Manoa Breezes" is tho title of n
manuscript journal, edited by an
elected stuff of editors from the best
essay writers of the college, and
contains the principal essays of tho
term, witli college locals, conun
drums, and sundry comments on
passing events. Tho titles and
authors of tho essays read wero :
West Point, Oliver Carter'; Festal
Days, Edmund Rogers; Punahou
Journalism, Ilattio Forbes; Some
European Governments and Rulers,
Emma Renton ; Woman and Some of
her Advantages, May Dillingham;
Queen Victoria and her Family,
Lilliau Lyman ; A Talk about Bees,
Heniy Lyman ; Experiments in In
oculation, Walter Dole. Tho essays
contained a largo amount of inform
ation op the different subjects and
brought out facts that could not be
collated without extensive reading.
In literary stylo, thoy wore dis
tinguished by a uniformly enrpful
and coirect choice of words, and
what is of no small importance in
tho eyes of journalists, they nro all
neatly and legibly written. Tho
declamations by masters Hornce
Chamberlain nnd Horace Hall were
given in excellent style. Tho reci
tation of "Hiawatha" by Miss
Ilcssio Dickson, was nn exception
ally superior rendering of the piece.
Tho visitors present gave close
attention nnd were very highly
pleased with the exercises of the
day April 3rd.
SUNDAY SCHOOL EXHIBITIONS.
Ycsterdny tho quarterly exhibi
tions of Sunday Schools were held
at Kawaiahao and Kaumakapili
churches. Tho ono at the former
place was ono of the best ever held
since the practice was Initiated there
in 1809. Mr. W. R. Castle, super
intendent of the schools connected
with Knwainhno congregation, pre
sided, and tho schools participating
ivtjiu ituikiki, iuoiiuii, juanon, Mn
kiki, Mauuakiekie, Kakaako, llooulu
Lahui, and Kulakahunu. Tho head
school of Kawaiahao church aided
by the girls giving a recitation In
English of tho Golden Text and
singing several songs. Mr. Berger,
bandmaster, led the singing on the
organ, assisted by eight of his band
boys on other instruments, and the
musical exercises were, therefore.
magnificent, uach of four Sunday
school hyms lo so grand nn accom
paniment being described ns a
"ringing success." Thioughout tho
whole programme, which was a
lengthy one, nil the schools dis
played remarkable proficiency. No
icss than four or five original songs
were sung, composed by natives
connected with tho schools. Prin
cess Liliuokalani was present at the
exhibition; also Mr. Colling, super
intendent of a largo Sunday school
in Oakland, Cal. This gentleman,
in a brief address, stated that he
had been engaged in Sunday school
work for twenty years, during which
time he had witnessed many cognate
pauierings. out unit never seen a
Sunday school exhibition come off
so thoroughly successful as this one.
Mr. Castle had the great pleasure of
anuouncinir that Prmunss I,ilinnl.-n-
lani would give a specinl piizcattho
annual exhibition in June, to the
best class that had not hitherto car
ried off a trophy ; also that Princess
Kniulani would give m prize open to
competition by nil classes. These
exhibitions are proving to be very
advantageous in exciting emulation
among tho several Sunday schools,
in the acquirement of Scriptural
knowledge and tho development of
recitative nnd musical talent.
The exhibition at the Kaumakapili
church was a splendid success,
being tho best held in a long time:
Ten schools, presided over by Mr.
A. L. Smith, superintendent, joined
in the exercises of the occasion,
namely, Kahoohiki, Pauoa, Wnika-
linltltll lilfilinln tTnnnlamn TTAn
kahunn, Maemae, Kapuukolo, Kau
makapili and Kaakopua. The house
was thronged with visitors, among
the ladies present being Mrs. J. D.
Dickson and Mrs. S. M. Damon, of
Honolulu, and Mrs. Mills and Mrs.
Dorman, of California. All the ex
ercises were gone through with in
even more than the usual excellent
manner. Especially was the singing
good, shqwing evidence of long and
careful preparation. There was also
great proficiency exhibited in tho
recitntive questions nnd responses,
five addresses of this sort by boys
being particularly praiseworthy.
Each class had its own leader for
both singing and recitation. Every
thing passed off nicely, the exhibi
tion' being a credit to the masterly
direction of Mr. Smith, as well as
to the talent and industry of tho
scholars. Mar. 29th.
BETHEL 80CIAL UNION.
The monthly meeting of the Bethel
Social Union was held last evening,
Mr. T. M. Henderson, President, in
On resignation, of Miss Carter,
Mrs. J. Green was elected Sccretury.
Tho following committees were
elected for tho next G months:
Literary Mrs. J. Green, Mr.
Aithur Peterson, Mr. A. L. Smith.
Music Mrs. E. C. Oggel, Mrs.
J. Shaw, Miss Kinney.
Refreshments Mrs. E. W. Lang
ley, Mrs. T. M. Henderson, Mrs.
Iloyt, Mrs. A. Peterson, Miss Love,
Visiting nnd Invitation Mrs. B.
F. Dillingham, Mrs. T. G. Thrum,
Mrs. D. P. Peterson, Mrs. J. O.
Carter. Mrs. Andrews. Mrs. Annus.
Mrs. Bishop, Mrs. Eborhnrd.
Children's Sociable Miss Lewis,
Mrs. J. II. Fisher, Mr. J. E. Bid
well, Mr. J. Shaw.
Floral Mrs. II. A. Pnrmelee,
Mrs. A. Peterson, Mrs. Abies, Miss
Campbell, Miss Kinney, Miss M.
Carter, Miss Lowers, Miss Bicknell,
Miss Thompson, Miss Lucas, Miss
Ladd. April 1st.
Tho Emporor of China has form
ally invited tho Popo to open direct
relations between tho Holy See and
the Chinose Empire by the establish
ment of a Papal Embassy at Pekin.
It is believed thnt this step is taken
with the view of lessening the great
influence now enjoyed by Franco in
her capacity ns tho Catholio protec
torate in tho extreme Orient. New
York Independent, Fcby. 11th,
THE STEAM LAUNDRY.
This establishment, that has been
well advertised in advance, is open
for public inspection this' afternoon.
It is situated at Iwilci, a short dis
tance back of the Oahu Jail. A
finer site for industrial works, or
public or private building, could
hardly bo found In Honolulu. Thero
Is a commanding view of the city
and harbor from the spot, while not
tho slightest breeze from tho Nuu
anu pall Is unfelt. The main build.
ing is 40 by 80 feet in dimensions,
and covered with galvanized iron
roof. Fronting cast, two doors
open respectively on the oflloe .and
the assorting room. From the office,
a 10 by 12 apartment with appro
priate furniture, entrance is given
to the reception room, 20 ft. by 20
ft., where the clothes arc received
and marked with each customer's
number. The "duds" go through
a door from tho latter, room Into the
wash room, 20 ft. by 20 ft., where
they are first put through a washing
machine a big hollow, cylinder with
corrugated segments for giving the
necessary rubbing, furnished with u
pipe nt the top for letting in cold
water and one at the bottom for ad
mitting steam to beat the water.
They are taken out of this nnd put
into a drying machine, that looks
not much unlike tho centrifugal ar
rangement in a sugar mill, which
makes them as dry as vital statistics.
Hence tho clothes are taken to tho
drying room, 25 ft. x 15 ft., situntcd
in the northwest corner, where several
large clothes horses aro stabled,
running in and out . conveniently en
rollers, systems of steam pipes on
tho floor of tho stalls furnishing tho
requisite heat to eliminate nil tho
remaining moisture, after the clothes '
have gone through more revolutions
in the wash room than Mexico could
reach in a century. There is a largo
machino in this room, looking like a
cross between n planing machine
and a printing press, which is for
ironing sheets and the like. Tho
ironing of other nrticlcs is done in
another room, 20 ft. x 85 ft., en
tered from the drying room. It is
fitted with tnblcB and boards for
about a score of hands, and hns a
neat labor-saving machine for polish
ing collars and cuffs. On all these
appliances the surfaces with which
clothes come in contact aro to
be blanketed and covered out
side vith unbleached muslin.
Every care will be taken to
ensure absolute cleanliness in band
ling clothes. Out of tho ironing
room the articles are taken direct to
the assorting room, furnished with
numbered receptacles for separate
customers, tho apartment being 15
ft. x 20. ft. The engino and boiler
room, at the southwest corner,
partly in the main building and
partly under an extension shed, oc
cupies 15 ft. x 85 ft., and contains a
10 horse-power, engine with a boiler
of capacity to furnish steam to tho
other apparatus mentioned abovo in
addition to thnt required for motive
power. There is ample space, in the
rear of tho building for outside dry
ing, tho breezes having full swing at
ine ciotnes lines. The various de
partments aro well planned for the
most convenient operation of the
Mr. T. J. McLaughlin, manager
of this new enterprise, with his
brother, is pushing on the work of
completion, and the carpenters were
giving finishing touches to-day.
Already . a large expenditure has
been incurred for local skilled labor,
the only imported work being tho
machinery, that has come, through
the agency of the Pacific Hardware
Co., from tho Joshua Hendy Ma
chine Works, San Francisco. Three
skilled workmen from the Coast for
the laundry are on the ground, and
five or six are 'expected by next
steamer. In tho ironing room the
work is expected to be largely done
by Hawaiian and Portuguese women
Tho laundry Is being inaugurated
to-day with n liberal internal " wash
ing"1 furnished visitors, not neglect
ing teetotal palates, with ice cream
and pastry lubrication, of Mr. Hart's
best. April 3rd.
THE undersigned is prepared to fur,
nish specimens of all the
Fern of tho Hawaiian Islands
at reasonable rates.
Complete Collection! embrac
ing 14U varieties representing 20 families
propared to order only. These collections
display entire fronds of each fern with
roots and other important parts of each
plant. Collections embracing froratVO
to SO varieties elegantly mounted and
decorated with mosses, lichens and tcu.
weeds peculiar to the Islands always on
hand nt Mesurs. King Bros.' Art Store,
Fort Street, Honolulu.
Packages of tho spores of nil varieties
of ferns found in the group for sale.
TlieBo packages are guaranteed to contain
fresh spores and are securely put up and
accurately named. Price per packet 10
Pamphlet containing particulars In
reference to living plants, with a cata
Iukuo of the ferns mailed to any addrets
wliliin the Postal Union upon iccelpt of
6 Lent stamp. Address,
F. L. CLARKE.
87 Honolulu, Oahu, II. .