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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, Al'HIL, i!C, 1895.
SHALL IT BE MOVED? MEANING THE CAPITAL OF THE GREAT STATE OF MISSOURI. rbc Voters Will Pfcta In 1SOO Whether Tliry I'r-frr Iaws to He Made In Jeffer son City or Sedalia Capital Itemovals In Other State. Tho stato of Missouri is iu a state of excitement and has been so ever since the passage of tho resolution, a short rimo ago, providing for tho removal of tho capital from Jefferson City to Seda lia. It is true that the excitement is very mild in some parts of the state, not ably the big cities of St. Louis and Kansas City, but tho feeling is intense enough in other sections of tho common wealth, particularly Jefferson City and Sedalia, to make up a fair average of excitement all over the state. At the present time tho emotional turmoil raised by the action of the legis lature is in a condition of partial sub- i AI'ITOL AT .IEFFEUSON CITT. sidence, and it is likely that it will de crease still further during the coming year. With the beginning of 189G, how ever, thcro will be a rovival of interost, which will gradually incroase until tho fall election, when tho wholo matter will bo definitely and finally settled by the voters, who, according to tho reso lution, are to havo tho last word. It is apparent from tho tone of their printed and spoken comments that tho partisans of Jelferson City fear tho worst, but nevertheless they will make as strong a fight as they can. Of course tho introduction of this question into tho presidential campaign of next year will add new and unwonted elements to a political contest certain to be sufficient ly heated and picturesque without them, as all presidential contests are. Some notion of tho manner in which tho battlo is to bo waged may bo gather ed from the fact that already tho friends of Jefferson City declare tho entire movement to bo in the interests of a few Sedalia men owning choico real estate, while tho friends of Sedalia proclaim from the housetops that "Jeff City" is the most forsaken town on the globe, and that it is impossible to get good board and lodging there at reasonable prices. Besides they call attention to the facts that Sedalia is the converging point of several lines o'f railroad, while Jefferson City may be reached by but one. They say Sedalia has fine streets and business places, while Jefferson City is somewhat deficient in those direc tions, and so on. Beyond question the Sedalia contin gent did remarkably clever work before the legislature There was no playing upon brass bands in advance of tho at tack upon tho lawmakers, no announc ing in the market place that Sedalia was about to capture tho capital. All tho preliminary business had been quietly dono at Sedalia beforo the day of tho final onslaught. A company had beon formed for tho purpose of buying desirable landed property in tho to be capital and its suburbs, options on about everything in sight there had been se cured, and the desired removal resolu tion, which provides that tho chango shall cost the stato nothing either in tho way of removal, sites for stato build ings or buildings themselves, was print ed in sufficient quantities. No ono in Jefferson City know anything about the movement until it was sprung upon tho legislature, and tJion, so well was the plan arranged and carried out, in the spaco of a fow hours both houses had taken action and a motion to reconsider had been lost, thus shutting out all pos sibility of futuro reconsideration. If the people ratify the action of tho legislature, Sedalia will bo tho fourth location of tho capital since tho organi zation of Missouri as a territory in 1810. The "town of St. Louis" was then des ignated as the meeting place of the gon- statehouse at a cost of fOo.OOO. It was a rectangular brick building, very bald and severe in style, and was burned, to gether with many valuable records, stato bonds, the stato library, etc., in 1837. It was in that building that the Missouri legislature for six consecutivo terms elected Thomas H. Benton to tho United States senate. Tho present capitol was begun in 1838 and first occupied in 1840. Tho central portion only was built at that time, the wings being added in 1887. The total cost is stated to have been in the neighborhood of $800,000. The present executive mansion was built in 1870-2, during the administration of the late Governor B. Gratz Brown, its first occupant. The only other state build ing to bo affected by removal is the su preme court house, not an expensive or imposing structure, finished in 1881. Though it might not be stretching the point greatly, in case the people indorse the legislature's action, to speak of Mis souri's capital as a migratory institu tion, still it has been stable oompared with the capitals of some of the states. That of Kansas, for instance, has been removed six times, the state government has beon located in seven cities, and nearly every ono of the removals was accompanied by a bitter contest, where as the contest over tho proposed move in Missouri is tho first one of the sort re corded in the history of the state. Tho history of tho seat of government in Iowa is a varied one. That part of Undo Sam's farm now capitaled by Des Moines belongod to Spain in tho earliest days of whito domination in America, then to France, then to Indi ana, Michigan and Wisconsin in turn. It was not till 1S34 that tho United States government acquired title from tho Indians to the lands of what is now Iowa. During tho years it was consider ed a part of Indiana it received scout notice from the lawmakers, Let tho Michigan territorial council organiz i all tho region north ot Missouri and west of tho Mississippi i: to tbecoautj'i C Des Moines and the township of Julian, with a courthouse at Dubnaua In ISoti Michigan became a state, and Iowa, made part of tho new fcei ito ry o f W is consin, was divid d into two comities, Dubuque and Des Moini g. When at last in 1838 it was admitfc d a-: a territory, the capital was located t BnrJingtoi: and remained there for two years. In 1840 a transfer was made to Iowa City, but iu 1857 tho legislature named a now sito near tho junction of tho Rac coon and Des Moines rivers tho loca tion, in fact, of the present capital, D Moines. Ten years before that an effort had been made to remove to Monroe fill CURE From V. S. Journal of Medicine.) Prof.W.n.Peeke.whomakesa specialty of EpUew, has without doubt treated and cured more cases tnan any living Physician; his success is a.tonisu:n. v " havehoardof caesof20voar-Vtandiuscurett by wna. Ilejmblishes.avaiiiableuorkonthisdiseasewhHhuc sends with a lar;e bottle of his absolute cure, free to any sufferer wdio mav send theirJP.O. and Express dress. We advise anyone wuddbg a cure to address, Prof. W. II. PKKKK, F. P., Cedar St., New ork. Ladies' Column. EXECUTIVE MANSION' AT JEFFERSON CITY. eral assembly, and its first sessions were held in a private house. For eight years the general assembly met annually in St. Louis, but in 1820, when Missouri was made a 6tate, it was deaided to re move tho capital to St. Charles, where it should remain until 1826, after which it was to be transferred to Jeffer son City. The idoa in locating at tho latter place was to get as near the geo graphical center of the state as possible, a matter of much more importance in prerailroad days than now. The actual geographical center is at Ccntertown, Cole county, but as it was extremely desirable that the seat of government fdnould be on the river Jefferson City was chosen. The money for the erection of tho state buildings was raised by tho sale of four sections of land, about 2, 560 acres, donated for the purpose by the United States government. But two families resided there when tho first sale took place, but tho fact that the place was to bo made tho seat of tho stato govern ment caused lots to sell well, and the proceeds iroin tne sales between 1820 and 1826 wero sufficient to furnish T- - fcr tba construction of the first: OLD CAPITOL r.UILPIXG AT ATLAXTA. City, Jefforson county, but the plan fell through, and their money was refunded to lot buyers. Tho first legislature built a frame structure, not unlike an old time tavern, for a statehouse, but it soon burned down, and later sessions were held in Zion church, the first house of worship built in tho northwest, torn down a few years ago to mako room for a theater. At Iowa City a stoue struc ture, handsome and imposing for the times, was built, and at Des Moines a plain brick building was erectod and used from IS.jO to 1884, when tho pres ent really handsome and suitable build ing was finished at a cost of $2,S76,300- This building is said to havo been erect ed moro economically, considering its undoubted architectural dignity and splendor, than any other governmental structure in America. Thostono capitol at Iowa City is now tho central building of the stato university. Tho contests over removals of capitals in Dakota beforo it was divided, in Montana and in California, whero only a few years ago there was a strong but unsuccessful movemouton tho part of a portion of tho legislature to desert Sac ramento, aro matters of more recent his tory. The capital of Georgia was re moved from Milledgeville to Atlanta in 1868 after a contest, much interrupted by the civil wax, lasting for 20 years. "When tho transfer was made, the legis lature rented for a capitol a part of a building in course of erection as an opera house. Later the entire structure was purchased and used for the stato government until the completion of the present capitol. The old building, which looked very unliko a statehouse, was lately torn down. Tho state capital has always been a bone of contention in New York, al though tho idea of removal from Albany has never been seriously considered. The extravagance displayed on the pres ent unfinished structure, now under way for about 30 years, has kept things con stantly stirred up, however, and this will probably continue for some years to come. Early contests in Rhode Island and Connecticut were solved by the es tablishment of two capitals in eaoh of these states. The capital of the United States was first located in New York, then Philadelphia and then Washing ton. The oft repeated propositions to transfer it to the west have met with no great encouragement so far. Charles Applebee. Did you notice that we made co mention of the ar rival of the goods purchased for us by Mrs. Freimann while on her recent trip East ? There was a reason for it, and a simple enough one too, if you will only stop to think. You knew and everybody else knew that we were going to brin something into this market that was new and catchy. There wTas no need to advertise it, the judicious buy ers of Honolulu watch the arrival of our goods, they know that if there is anything nice to be had we get it, in fact that we set the pace on New Goods, Stylish Goods, at prices that are just right. This week, in addition to the regular run, we are going to make a hole in our pile of COMFORTERS ! COMFORTERS ! ! While the counters loaded up with COLORED COTTON DUCKS, COLORED COTTON DUCKS, and PIQUE, PIQUE, PIQUE, will also be an attractive feature. Old pieces of Furniture made highly decorative by an application of our ART ENAMEL PAINTS No skill is required and one can get any shade wanted. Tissue Paper, Asbestos Paper ! 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SONNE TTE 1 Nestle's Milk Food for infants has, during 2S years, grown in favor with both doctors and mothers throughout the world, and is now un questionably not only the best subttitute for mothers' milk, but the food which agrees with the largest percentaee of infants. It civ- strength and stamina to resist the weakening effects of hot weather, and has saved the lives of thousands of infants. To any mother sending her address, and mentioning this paper, we will send samples and description of Leslie's Food. Tlios. Leeming fc Co., Sole Ag'tfi, 39 Murray St., N. V. Trio Agency for WRINKLED BEAUTIES SHOULD Use Lola Montkz Cremk. Skin Food and Tissue Builder. Does not cover, but heals and cures blemishes of the skin. Makes the tissues firm and builds up the worn-out muscle fibers, and makes them plump. Lowest in price and best in value. 75 cunts labob pot. Mas. Harrison's Face Bleach. Cures most aggravated cases of Freckles, Blackheads, Flesh Worms. Sunburn. SafiownesH. ami Moth Patches. Quick in action and permanent in effects. Price . Mrs. Harrison's Face Powder. Pure adhesive and nositivelv invisible. Three shades white, flesh, biunette. Will not clour the pores, stava on ail dav. Price 50 cents. Mrs. Harrison's Hair Vigor. Stops Fallimr Hair in one or two an ili rations. Prevents Gray Hair and causes rich and luxuriant growth of Hair to erow on bald heads. Gases of years standing specially invited to a trial. Price tl. Mrs. Harrison's Hair Restorer. Onlv four to ten dava reauired to restore h air to its natural color. Is not a dye or bleach. No sediment or stickiness. Color is permanent when once your hair is restored to its natsral shade. Hair becomes glossy and clean. Price $1. Mrs. Harrison's Fbus. For keeping the hair in curls a week at a tim : not siicky ; don't leave a whito deposit on the hair. Price 50 cents. MRS. NETTIE HARRISON, America' Beauty Doctor. 36 Geary Street, Han Franclneo, Cal. 'For sale by HOLLISTER DRUG COMPANY, 523 Fort Street, Honolulu. 'Any lady call at Hollister Drug Company will bo given a Lady's Journal iNESTXE'S NIILK FOOD containing a Beauty Lecture written by Mrs. Nettie Harrison IS WITH THE Hollister Drag Company, Limited 523 Fort Street, Honolulu, H. T. THAT YOUNG MAN Royal Insurance Co., OF LIVERPOOL, "THE LARGEST IN THE WOKl.l." Assets January 1st, 1892, $ 42,432.174.00 by Fire risR.r' utj fill rum Crf Insarsbtfl jTiHriy taJrta t r.trrnni rats? Doesn't look embarrassed. He is looking forward toward a pleasant evening. He knows his dress is exactly what it should be as the suit was made by us. Just in The latest in Suitings and Trouserings, imported direct from Eng land and Prance. 5flBig cut in prices. J 8140-lm WALKER, Agent for Hawaiian lal&n&a, Give the Baby The "Book of Truth." The Duke of Devonshire possesses as an heirloom Claude Lorraine's "Book of Truth, ' ' which is said to be one of the rarest and most valuable books in Europe. It is at any rate worth six times as much as the famous "Mazarin" Biblo. The late duke is said to havo refused 30,000 for it. Any special design for rubber stamps engraved to order at the Gazette office. "The best Corset in the world for the money. SCome and LOOK AT THEM, TAKE THEM HOME, TRY THEM OlST ! And return them if they don't suit you. mi f i rnese uorsets are maae in style to fit and suit every body and their purses. They are in forty-seven dif ferent styles and range in price from $1 to $5 per pair. Ask to see the Extra Long Waist Sonnette for $2.25. They can't be beaten. If you can't get Corsets long enough, remember you can get the "Sonnette" with six H00K8. Should you want a Corset With REAL WHALE BONE, get the "Sonnette." Anyway come in and see them. MEDKIROS, & CO., S. Decker, Manager. Hotel street, opposite King Bros. J. J. EG AN. Sole Agent for Islands. 3819-tf Hawaiian WING WO TAI & CO., HAVE RECEIVED EX KAKK LISA A L A RG ?: I NV O I O I K ATT A N CHAIRS ! 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STEWART is a plumber, and will do your work in a shape and at figures that will give satisfaction. 3949-tf 15 BETHEL STREET. CHALK TALK ! Chalk marks properly made on cloth to conform with your figure, are sure to give you a fit. I guarantee to fit you in pan's or suite or we don't want your trade. Give me a trial and 3'ou will come again. C. AKIMA, 3955-y 46 Huuanu Street. ENTERPRISE PLANING MILL Proprietors. PETER HIGH & CO., OFFICE Richards near Queen Street, Honolulu. H i ynsru mill. Alakea and MO U LDINGS, Doors, Sash, Blinds, Screens, Frames, TURNED AND SAWED WORK. Etc. Prompt attention to ail orders. TELEPHONES MUTUAL 66. BELL 49b. Kead This ! F YOU WAST A MOTIVE POWER, order a Regan Vapor or PArrmr Gas Engink; they are the best, safest and simplest in the world. JOS. TINKER, Sole Agni. Send for catalogues. Honoluln. H. T. 3fis-t.f EVERYBODY KNOWS Geo. W. Lincoln Is Burned Out, but Still Prepared to Superintend or Build Anything from a One-roomed House to a New City Hall. 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