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URGE i NEED OF IMPROVEMENTS "
IN WHOLE OF PALAMA DISTRICT
HONOLULU STAR-RULLETIX, FRIDAY, FEB. 14, 1913.
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h !t ;i
a rc-.'ist meeting heJd in the Pa- crowded blocks for .the sake of .saiiita
SVUri ient gym;;iuni lastiliou. sewers, water, gas and lie'its
M-vcnty-five rsiiJ'-nis of the; At tin- iir-st-nt time. th- entire nit-li-
listn.i voted to submit to the legis- j borl.ood is ramified with little alley-Irtttin-
the plana of extensive sanitary ; ways so narrow that, it ha.s been said.
tiKi?.ring jmd the breaking up of j they will not oven permit a corfin to
t!;e iij; ;iod districts as undented by f,e carried through.
th: J. S H. Pratt, president of the, IXKtor praU weni (jU .Q say that un
board ol health, and fcei.ator A. . 8S thefe sliP4.ts wt.re cu tnrougn
I t ' C funtfAClll Ykl'Wtrc L f . . .1 . r .... Into
i i liun-ia ui i:iy inner nil t'ci mjiik ., j-:re would
ui!-ase were to oreaK out among tnt-
peopie who live on the edges of th
have recently teen erected, for. under, city of Honolulu, so that when wegp
tfie ntw law. sewers are required to lo the supervisor or the commission
te installed. But in the case of the fcrs we arc going to the direct repre
tenements of years standing, no sew- gentatives and feel assured that we
er facilities prevail. can have our needs fulfilled."
The ufxt speaker was James A j Senator Judd then presented his
Rath, head-worker of the Palama Set-i plans for the raising cf a Quarter of
tlement. who presented a chart which ja million dollars which he thinks will
was made fcr the Public Welfare ex j be necessary to carry out the hnprove
h:Lit in lftll, upon which was stuck -mems needed in the Palama district
a number of pins showing the deaths f The first plan was by placing the tax
break out in the mauka
end of the district and sweep over the
in the district due to tuberculosis, in
l!;i. This chart showed that within
a quarter of a mile radius from the
corner of King and Liliha streets had
occurred t4 per cent of the' entire
number of tuberculosis cases of Hono
New Laws Also Needed
Senator Judd spoke in length upon
toe economical and legislative side of
'the question. He said that the pres-
liuiiUredft of .acres of taro patches lo
cated in th- Palauwi district, the en
tire city would be in danger, and' to
prevent this we have got to opn up
the congested districts and undertake
extensive sanitary derations."
This statement was made by Doctor
Pratt, who .opened the meeting. He
tlrht took up the necessity of opening
L'tiefU o cut through the great b'.ocks
of tenements which prevail through
out the district. In the center, bound-
.d by King. Liliba, Beretania, Kukui,
School and Vineyard streets, there are
no cross-streets other tian small
hines, tome of which are not wide
enough to permit the passage of an or
dinary wagon." In the enters- of
tJiese large blocks there are hundreds
of acres tinder cultivation, and on the
border of these taro iand people live
in wncll house p, the outhouses being
lecated near the small auwai. If ty
phoid or cholerawere to break out in
these places, the disease would rapid
ly spread through the water In the au:
wals, atrd in this way the disease
would be carried on down To the peo
ple living pearby, as they would bo
likely to come in contact with the wa
Danger of Epidemic
In this manner an epidemic of the
disease co eld to easily started, Dr,
Tratt went on to Eay, thus at all times
ma k lag Uis congested district of Pa
lama dangerous to the other parts of
the city. Dr. Pratt then brought out
. the fact that this part of town was ;
the center of the tuberculosis of the
entire city. and what that part of thej
city needed Is streets cut through thej
uu r , 16,luUn.uUu u.) acnooi si m ,Ht system of laws was inadequate.
v.nnmtown ine,,n refcrring to the tter of cutting
did in 11,00. As the cond.tion now is the stre3 through congested dis
the fire department could not get the' f tua-Mmmnuv ho oiti th
instance of Frog Lane and the
wagons and trucks into the interior of
tiie blocks on account of the fact that
There are no streets. Lines of hose
would have to be run in, and this
would only be a waste of time which
readwavVe a g " an appropriation of $10.00-
1 ' provements to Frog Lane, it
If these streets were cut through,
and proper gutters installed, the great
wash of water from the hills which
sweeps over the Palama district every
time it rains could be done away
with. This condition has been one of
ong standing, and floods in Palama
are not unusual. At the present time,
ihe water which in piped into the cen
ter of these blocks has to pass through
Frog Lane and the ex
tension of School street, which re
pairs were made under the auspices
cf the Loan Fund ' Commission. He
said that, after the county had made
000 for im
provements to Frog Lane, it was dis
covered that $14,000 would be needed
to carry the proposition through.
Taking this as , an example, he
figured that the cost of the improve
ments needed at Palama at this tine
would come within the neighborhood
of a quarter of a million dollars, and
he also eaid that it was a very prac
tical question as to where the money
was going to come from. He said
very small pipes and therefore there that the residents could not go to the
are many leaks, making a waste for legislature for it, because if this was
the city and sometimes dirty water
for the residents. According to Doc
tor Pratt, this condition could be ob
yiatod by the cutting of streets under
which could be placed large water
Question of Setrernpe.
The question of 6ewerage was taken
jp by Doctor Pratt, being one which
is of vital importance from a sanitary
standpoint. The blocks which are a
mass of crowded tenements prevent
the installation of sewers, as there is
ao opening into the blocks through
which they may be laid, and as a re
sult of this the people are using cess
pools to a great extent. . This con
dition, of course, does not prevail in
the districts :where new tenements
done, .Hawaii Molokai and other
counties would not stand for it, be
cause they say tnat when they have
any improvements to make that they
raise the money, for it in their own
county. Here In Honolulu, however.
things of this kind have to be settled
between a city government and a ter
"If we want a new road we have to
po to the supervisors, and they, in
turn, send us to somebody else, and in
this way it, is very hard to get the
necessary money," he said. "What we
need is a centralization of the power
invested in .the. city government the
power of taxation, of roads and sew
ers, of water , works all under the
of a few mills on each square foot of
land owner, and issuing oaaids which
would be covered by a .ien on the
property under taxation. He said that
he believed the owners of the taro
lands would be wiM?ng to have these
streets cut in and then build houses
on their lands for renting purposes.
The second plan which he presented
was that of having the city and coun
ty of Honolulu pay one-third of the
cost of the improvements, the land
owners on one side of the new streets
to pay one-third, and the owners on
the other side of the streets pay the
remaining one third.
Senator Judd also put the proposi
tion up to the club that if the Palama
district wanted any Improvements it
would have to hustle out after them
He said that twenty years ago the
population of Honolulu was lS.000, and
that today it Is 60,000, and so, in twen
ty years more it ought to have increas
ed to 200,000, and that the city would
'ave to be built now while there is a
chance to meet future conditions. '
Remarks were also made by John
rC. Lane and Perley L. Home, the lat
ter moving that the Palama Improve
ment Club instruct the executive com
mittee of the club to meet and draft
u petition asking for a meeting and a
caucus with the senators and theire-
presentatives of the county of Oahn
to discuss the ways and means to ob
tain the Improvements required. '
PIOIER' CliOP In
KtWRY 1 5th
ENTIRE STOCK OF
T 7T 9 TP 1
At Erices Away Below Cost
SHOWCASES, FIXTURES and
FURNITURE at HALE-PRICE
Fort and Beretania St.
All of the details of the racing at
Kapiolani Park on February 21 have
net been lined out yet, but enough
have been fixed up to guarantee a
good day of sport.
It has been decided that the gen
eral admission to the park shall be
125 cents; grandstand 50 cents; re
served seats $X; auto space $2.50 and
passenger In auto $1.
Next Monday the sheet will be open
ed at Gunst's' cigar -81076, where all
reservations-can be made.
' The promoters of the races Are
guaranteeing twelve or more races for
the day and there will be two auto
races during the afternoon, one of ten
miles and the other over a twenty
It is stated that H. G. Smart kas
brought' down a high-power car and
is going to enter the machine In one
or both cf the races. On top of this
news comes v the story that Oeoree
Beckley cabled to' the . coosL.for. the
.auniuuL .utM wi ucta villains m
the races Iir that'section of the world,
and the machine is expected to arrive
on the WHhelmina. and if it does there
will be some fast racing on the board's
It is stated today that should there
be a surplus of receipts from admis
sions to the , park, stands,, etc., the
surplus will go to assist the Hawaii
Yacht, race jn, ,1915. ,t!.
Dr. J. S. B. Pratt, ? president of the
board of healtb received an anony-
n.cus- communications this morning
that is puzzling him; he Is wondering
whether it is a threat or an invitation
The writer says that if the health, in
spectors do not immediately attend
to the mosquito situation in the vicin
ity of King and Alapai streets he and
Dr. Pratt "will meet at F. O. B. next
Typed on plain white paper, ostensi-
Uy by a white man and apparently
studiously misspelled and ungramma
tically worded, the epistle is published
"Honolulu, H. T. Feb. 13, 1911.
"Dr. J. S. B. Pratt,
"Board of Health,
"Judiciary Bldg, Honolulu.
"Dear Sir; Allow me to call you a.
tention in regard to some Inspectors
about sahitory and mosquitoes.
"Your inspectors are so down lazy
in they jobs that the White pepoi jis
tne t are not very well protected.
"On the miuaka side of King Alapai
Streets nothing but our white residen
ces on the nakai side on King Street
j'ou see nothing but dirty Oriental
"At the back of this stores you vill
find l-ow swarm land with billions aft
er billions mosquitoes coming iito this
world every mnutes while the bnrd
of health itill sleeping.
' Some of the front stores are eld
to be in thtt part of the town unfitted
dofng sanlory business.
"Of-course l am entirely a strange?
to you but we are brother just toe
same and I want to see that '.he whitt
r; c e are wel! proectd.
"I beg you to take action on tlw
subject we will fellow your path.
"If you fail to do as I told we wil'
u eet at F. O. B . next Wednesday
"Very tni'.v vours.
"F. O. B."
FRANK L. MARCY, the Pacific re
presentative of Frederick Stearns &
Co., the big Detroit drug supply house;
is stopping at the Young Hotel. Mr.
Stearns will remain here until Feb
Everything ! the printing line af
Star-Bnlletki, A lake street; branch,
Pioneer Mill Company. Ltd.. held Us
rnnual meeting this morning at the of
fices of H. Hackfeld & Co.. Ltd., Of
ficers were reelecteC as follows: J.
F. Hackfeld, president; D. P. R. Isen
berg. 1st vice-president ;H. Focke,
2d vice-president; IT. Schultxe, treas
urer; F. Klamp, secretary; A. Hane
berg, 1st vice-preiident; H. Focke,
of the auditor and the addition of J.
A. McCandless and P. Muhleudorf, con
stituting the board of directors.
L. Welnzhelmer, manager, says in
his .report that the weather during the
jear was very unfavorable on account
of the small amount ot rainfall, caus
ing shortage of water fronv all the
water sources. "Mention is made of
the absence 6f the' Usual winter rain
falls, and 'Mr. Welnzhelmer goes on
"During the year 1912 the water has
been steadily decreasing .and was
lower than during any previous year.
Besides we did not have, anjf freshets
to speak or. except twice during tne
month of February in all of bur gluch
es, and one fresbet in the month of
October in the Kahoma gulch only
while in average years there are sev
eral freshets during each winter
month and at least one freshet dnrln's
each snmmer . month. The -water : In
the Honokahau ditch, which delivers
the. watef purchased from the Baldwin
Estate, has been the lowest on recofc
ever since this water has been JSellv
cred,' and, partly oa account of tht
poor, condition of the dltah Itself, verj
little water has reached our cant
tlelcls." Figures are given showing
that, the average flow In thla ditch it
1910 was -16 mUliotf gallons; fn 1911
15 niniion gallons,' and in 1912, 12 mil
lion gallons, per 24- hours; "Durlni
the whole year ve had to irrigate twe
crops." the manager says, and' with
the shortage of water, making irriga
tion irregular, the 'expenses of irrigat
ing and weeding were much hlghet
than In former years.". ; ;
Mr. Welnzhelmer' makes the follow
ing crop statements::
Crop 1912: We started grinding. No
vember; 29, 1911, and finished August
20, 1912. .The total output was 2S.49v
tons of sugar at an average 'polariza
tion pt 98.71 deg.T Thjs7 crop; was
harvested from 2,125.95 acres of plant
cane, 2,0X)4.40 acres' of long rattoons
and 129.10 acres of 1 short rattoons, a
total of, 4,269.45 acres. 7 The average
yield was 46.59 tons of Ciahe per acrei
and as it took;6JS tons of cane to on
ton of sugar..the average yield- was
6.57 tons ; of Sugar per . acre.- . The
average yield per acre' Is 60-100 of a
ton less than harvested from the same
fields '.crop 1910.',.AYe- lost-consider-
bly by ju being able to irrigate the
ripe' cane sufficiently daring the dry
room as or May, June and Jul. -
. vroff . f V11 crop consists or
1,445.85 acres of plant cane i 2.496.95
acres of long rattoons, about 250,acres
rauoona m tne. nat: and 35 acres rat
toons from the Lahalnaruna. school, a
totaj or 427.80 acres. In this crop we
have . about 700 acres Jess nlant cane
and more long rattoons; I expect
ooui.2,ww tons of-sugar. , We com
menced grinding Navember 26th, and
up to; January 25th we have manu-
lacrareti MZ3.75 tons of Snear. The
juices are aDour the same as last
- "Crop 1014: This cron eonetato' a(
110.6 acres of plant cane," 147.50
acres of lone -1st rattnnna rnon
long 2d rattoons, and 37.50 acres of
snoix rattoons, a total of 3.5550
acres. The area of the flat Is not In-
ciuaea, out win be about 200 acres
rauoons, . Tnis cro. is considerably
behind, the pJanUnt and rattooning
was delayed on afcount of the short
age of water. The fields tt this time
are clean and free from weeds. Tin
cane Is looking well, but is abonf two
u,nt.i,en,IlMl ltt Wth; therefori
it is difficult to make, an estimate at
ne present time. About 500 acres of
uew imia are in tfie plant area."
. . Work at the factory was, talriy gooc;
It ground 198.933 tons of cane In iv,i '
diys, or 986.28 tons of cane per day
During the year the mill was convert
ed from a nine roller to a twelve roll
er one, and tb new mill Is doing ex
cellent work, the extraction beini
jlout 11-2 per cent highar than wit
ihe nine roller mill.
The pumps have been workix
steadily all the year, with no oppor
tualty to shut down for-repalrs. Ke
rumplng machinery has been ordered
in this connection the manager says
As the water agreement with th
late Hon. H. P. Baldwin is expiring lo
115, a new agreement has been ent'r
..-d into with the H. P. Baldwin Estate
toi a term of fifteen years, beginnin
with the date of the opening of a new
Jilch with a capacity of 50,000,900 gal
k-ns, which is now under construct
ind will be finished about the snrinf
of 1914. The entire leneth of th(
Htch will be lined wl.h cement-- l
?rect a great deal of benefit froc.
lis new ditch and will be abla to tak
sore land under cultivation." Ht
tates that a new reservoir on the Ho
ttokawai section with a capacity of sir
Million gallons will be finished abov '
v.arch, 113. Enlargement of one olC
eservoir at Gauaula adds six million
Hont. The Wahikuli reservoir is be
ng enlarged, to make it hoH "ha
'Itional quantity of twenty million gal
Treasurer Schultje in his report
e:Is of the transactions relative to
he bonded indebtedness, tbrvitrn .
.etiring of the 6 per cent bonds and
'he issuance of 1500,000 of per cen
onds, the interest charge being re
luced from $75,000 to $25,000 a year.
If, the sinking fund was insufficient
"o pay off the $750,000 bonds retired,
the deficiency of about 1255,000 was
taken from the general funds of t-
11 l " -
- "i- .--1. r-V-
You must have a Spring? Suit
-one with individuafity
in the latest model with the
material strictly, wool and in
this season popular shades
and patterns, including frey,
brown and tan in cheviots,
tweeds ; and - other j "popular
materials. And above all a:
serviceable suit that will hold'
its shape, At the CLARION
Si - si -.. - - . 'i
m t s.
WOOLEN SHIRTS, PAJAMAS AND SWEATER C0AT3.
HOTEL 8T. l-''!'s'-''''C'V''V':'-";HiOPPOSlTE.EMPIRE THZAT:
!he Hackfeld stores at Lahatna and
iaanapall. ' It Is stated that the extra
rdlnry; outlays mentioned, regarding
,ends and storeiv are the causa pf ih
material ' reduction' of the Company's
'.redit balance, which at the end of
. he year wa. 113,994.0V v r. - -" V j
tryr it) is vumiJUiiy jpaiu & uiTiu
nd of 17 1-2 per cent, or $700,ooo
ISLy ID TO
- The Inter-rsland Steam ; Navigation
Jompany has announced a schedule of
cry low rates for excursions from the
Jther klands to Honolulu - iot' t v.
eneflt of the large number of people
to are Intending to; visit this eitjr at
be time of the Floral Parade and the
Special round-trip excursion tickets
re i now being Issued ,by ' the lnter-
sland - company V all tickets , beinr
:ood for a return passage from Hono
ulu ' to any Island port, on or before
Saturday, March 1. From Any port on
iawall to Honolulu and return, per s.
K'KHaaea which leaves Hawaii Feb
nary 19 and 20, the fare is $15 This'
are Is the same on the S. 8. ilauna
rloa, which will leave Hawaii February
and 21. The fare from any port or
ilaui to. Honolulu per S. s. Claufllne
fhich leave Maui February 19, Is $8
ncluding the return patsage, inis
re is the same on the Kllanea wnicr
Will leave Maul ports on February 20
;nd on the Mauna Kea which wa
tave Maul ports February 21.
From any port on Kauai to Honolulu
ind return, per 8. 3. W. G. Hall wblcl'S
eaves Kauai February 18. tne tare u i
mounted band, princess sectl
tomobUesatd cycles jvlll yrci
Ordf r of Parade 4 '. :
The parade tkJH leave th e t -building.
ar.l:3t) o'clock on the
6oqn of February 22, and will t :
j Inth fallowing order: Mount
nee, - marsnai , , ana aides, r .
band, . island prlneesses.'county '
marching bodies, reform: school, c
features, "and horse-drawn flc' .
"The following seitlons lcava t:
cutivc buildlag at 1:43' o'clock :
Decorated ; motorcycles, autcn:
autotrucks' and decorated tlcyc!
The automobiles will enter t: '
ecutlre buJldJng grouada by tL3 1
street gate, turn to the right a :
he aselgnod positions in the par
the. marshal's Aldes'?. -r.-: r .
" Motorcycles will enter the griv
by tha Hotl streergate, turn t.
left and be assigned positions Ly
marshal's aides. . . . : "
The band and ail those Intend
enter the marching sections will r
by the, Richards, streetgate and
take a position In front of the tr.
low. . ; ...- .y1. , .
The mounted features will enter
the;Ukellke street gate and will t
a position under the. banyan tree.
Rales CiOTernlngr Parade. - v
All entries will apscmbla and t
position , at the 1 executive - fcui:.:
grounds at "I o'clock in the after:;
, Autos, autotrucks motorcycles .
bicycles will enter the grounds by :
Hotel street, gate: :
The horse-drawn floats will f
on both sides of Miller street and :
mauka side, of Hotel street Walks:.;
Miller. Floats which are too lar
pass through the gates will take u
position on King street,' mauka i
Bwa of entrance. t V;" x.
Mounted feat a res will enter by t:
Likellke" street gate. ;
Those who will enter the march!
section will enter the grounds at t
KJcnarda street gate and take up
siuon m ironi or tne bungalow.
The parade wilt start at 1 :30 o'cloc
Mounted aides will be on hand '
This fare is the same on tht J meet and assign to position all
ts'inau, which leaves Kauai ports Feb
This schedule of low rates win er
tble a large number of people to visit
fcnolulu at the time of' the tiorai
arade and the Mid-Winter Carnival
schedule should be taken advantage o
by many who had not Intended coming
to this city during the week of festlv.
tr. and the steamship company, af
veil as the Parade and Carnival ofll
ials, believe that there will be a large
leTegation of other-isalnd. people if
Honolulu during the Carnival week.
building and proceed on King
ort street and from there to Bere
tania street; on Beretania street to
Kapiolani street, down Kapiolaii to
King street and then up Victoria
street to Beretania street, passing the
review stand on the McKinley . High
School grounds, and thence to Puna
hou street and Alexander Field.
After passing the reviewing stand
company had taken over the marching section will fall out The
PARADE ROUTE AND
ORDERS ARE SETTLED
i , -
After several days of planning in
the endeavor to choose the most ap
propriate router-the Jine of . march of
he Floral Parade on February 22 and
place of assembling for each division.
ias been announced by Director-gen
ral Chllllngworth, and is as follows:
The. parade will leave the execatiV?Ii,Btf countess e VBavaness, forme r-
iing street to I ,jr MU ensonf oi4 -niiaoe:pnia, ha-
' : MAKES SENSATL
There was some excitement on tl
treet this afternoon over the klrop 7
one and one-quarter points in Pionec
stock on the . board, a block of V
shares and. two of 10 each having tc'
at 25. It was stated that immediate' -after
the session, there was a lirel;
chase, for the s rock at 26, and notoJ
seemed to have a reason for. the brea:;
ui the session. Oiha sustained a furth
er decline, going down a garter po.nt
to 20.23 for 23 shares on '
Hawaiian Commercial sloughed! a h -il .'
lilnt in recess a or two blocks of 10
shares each and one of 0. - .,
Pineapple did hot furthsr ' decUnj
from yesterday, but sold te a shower
at 46, altogether 235 shares being sold
in eight varying lots. Pahang Rubber
i haded off an eighth' in a sals report
ed.of 80 shares at 19.871-2. Z
been found in France 'in a desti t n ;
condition. "She fs related . to ihe fc.: -Archbishop
Benson and E. F.Ben3cr..
the novelist - " ; ;
The Russian secret police -beliero
Grand Duke Michael t Alexandrovitc
to have been . party, to the r' -k
axainst the Uvea ', of - the Czar ' t- '
Czarevitch. It will, probably "go lir
with (the Grand Duke- : - - -