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12 PAGES HONOLULU, H. I., SATURDAY, TE0EMBE11 10, 1899. 12 PAGES
BUSINESS OF A FORTNIGHT
If Is Re?leied in Regular Letter of the
Hawaiian MMf.nntllfi AenfiV.
STMR, KINAU BACK HOME
GASES OF PLAGUE FEYER
IN THE SHIPPING INTEREST
CENTENNIAL'S GOOD NAME
HON, D, II, HITCBCOCK DEAD
The Utlo Liner Landed Her Freight and
Passengers As Usual.
Health Board Expert Says He Has Veri
fied Bat Two of the Suspects.
Chamber of Commerce Will Provide a
Transport Ship Arrives Id First Class
Bom In Honolulu 68 Years Ago Many
Years a Resident of Hawaii.
Special' Quarantine Wharf.
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Rather a Discouraging Tone to the Comment
Tbe Holiday Trade Provision Market
T. . Building-Immigration.
THE Hawaiian Mercantile Agen
cy's report for tho first halt of
December la out today. Under
the heading "Commercial," Man
nger Q. H. Berroy writes :
Wo are untortunatoly compelled to
report critical condition in nil busi
ness, the appearance of the bubonic
plnguo belug tho prlmaiy caupe. At
this writing, wo are unublo to look
forward to speedy improvement tor
Local warehouses, nl!, navo only
limited supplies. Tho meat market Is
exhausted, nndrns In evoiy lino ofpro
vtslon nnd trade in cdllilui, owing to
llRld quarantine, thero can be no m
plenlshment. Thero Is, indied, 11
scanty supply of vegetable.
Merchants with largo supplier of
holiday goods are already figuring up
losses. Even now, wltn sanitary con
ditions well In hand, lr is not dlfllcult
"to prognosticate tho results to "holiday
Of course no orders from other Is
lands can bo flltcd In time for antici
pated trado in such places
Canned goods, produce of nil kinds
and even staples havo necessarily
Jumped beyond expectation
Tho manager desires to apologlio
for this apparently pessimistic roport,
' vet It Is deemed Improper te exasrer
A ate, oven for tho purposes of encour
All kinds of groceries haul advanced
on tho Coast. Cocoa w :idauco.l 2
cents per pound.
IUght bulldlns pcrmlu were issued
from December 1 to Dcwinbor IS; Ihroo
certificates of Incorporation were filed
and five trado marks (for i-oiloo), copy
righted. For tho first two week', nt December
203 "foreigners" sorlvol in Honolulu
am! CT departed, ivaven nntlve Hawa
iian's arrived airl two ft. Thirteen
w" Chinese camo In nud thl::' llvo went
Tho mortgaged Indebtedness of tho
Islands has Increased since last ro
port. Nov. 30., H73.343.41.
Recorded Instmmenle havo been as
75 $ 05,962.00
Releases 29... r.... 40,100.59
Chattel Mtgs. .. 2 5,350.00
UI113 ot Salo .. 4 7,700.00
Agrocments .... 4
Tower of Att'y. 5
Ag. ot Leases.. 1
As. of Mtg's 4
Mtg's 6 per cent ..".;.... 46,980.00
Thirty corporations paid dividends
December 1 to 1G. For tho same period
ten now buslnessc wore established in
Honolulu nnd ono ta reported from
New Vehicle Supply Co.
A new corporation which will short
ly trado in Honolulu hits been formed
under tho title of "Tho Pacific Vohlclo
and Supply Co., Ltd., with head offices
and show rooms in the Day block,
Beretanla street, next to tho flro sta
tion. This new company has been
formed by a few enterprising business
men from tho Coast and several local
man, all of whom havo had extenslvo
practical experience In tho Bale and
manufacture of every class ot vohlclo
and accessories. Tho rompany'a own
schooner, Vine, Is now iluo with a full
cargo ot carriages, wagons, drays and
rigs ot every class and variety, also
carriage, blacksmith and horso shoeing
materials and tsuppllcs, which will be
open for public inspection on tho 23d
of tho nresent month.
A large warehouso has been built at
Kewalo for the reception and storage
of hay, grain, lime, plaster, farm wa-
gonB, etc. Tho promoters reoi san
guine ot success, as llio immense In
crease in vehicular traffic affords room
for such an enterprise run on strictly
business and practical lines.
Tbere Is Some Plague Fright on Neighboring
IsI'S But No Disease -People In Town
From Hawaii and Haul.
There wero several hundred people
at tho water front at 1 o'clock this af
ternoon to meet tho Wilder steamer
Klnau, which had arrived from Maul
and Hawaii. Tho vessel came to an
chor first off the llghthouso and then
moved up to a point opposlto her own
wharf and dropped n "mud hook." In
a few minutes Capt. Clarko came
ashoro In n launch and was met by
President Wight, manager of tho
steamship company, who Issued In
structions. It was learned from Capt. Clarko
that tho Klnau had gono Into Hllo as
usual, had discharged her freight and
had taken on cargo, Including cattlo,
anr a largo number of passengers. It
will bo recalled that tho Klnau left
hero at noon on Tuesday last, getting
out Just nbout flvo minutes ahead of
tho notico putting a blockado on tho
movements of steamers between tho
Manager Wight said that ho had It
from tho Board of Hialth that Tt tho
Klnau was kept In quarantine here
sho might sail as usual on next Tues
day If there were no new cases of the
plaguo shown In tho meantime."
Ono report brought by tho steamer
was a complcto denial of tho wireless
telegraph report of nn evening paper of
plaguo cases on Maul. Howover, the
scaro Is on all the shores of Maul and
tho pcoplo thero do not wish to havo
any communication for tho present
''When the Klnau arrived at Hllo,
Purser Hockley Informed tho peoplo of
tho situation when tho steamer left
Honolulu. No objection was mado to
landing cither passengers or freight,
consequently tho freight, Chinese and
Japancso with the rest, was piled upon
tho wharf. This freight was afterward
returned to tho ship and to Honolulu.
Tho story as told by tlio Tribune fol
lows: Immediately after the arrival of the
steamer on Wednesday evening, a
meeting of tho Doard of Health and
tho Hllo physicians war held. The
advisability of allowing the landing of
freight from tho Klnau was considered.
It was voted not to allow tho landing
of tho fifty tons abovo mentioned, as
coming from Win gWo Tnl. A com
mittee was appointed to inspect tho
freight bills nnd reject other oriental
goods that they might consider camo
from Infected BOurcc3.
-Thoso present wero: Judgo Lymnn,
Drs. Oraco Mooro and P. nnd M. Rice,
II. A. Lyman. Sr., and Jr., N. C. Wlll
fong, L. A. Thurston, P. II. McStocker,
Ceo. Williams, and E. E. Richards.
The coramltteo appointed to Investi
gate tho freight consisted ot Dr. Grace,
Dr. Moore, N. C. Wlllfong and P. Rice.
A gentleman who arrived by tho
Klnau said that -vessel had been rushed
away from Honolulu while the Board
ot Health meeting was being held. A
lot of freight was left behind, and tho
Jap laborers wero hustled aboard In
short order. Commodoro Beckley says,
however,' that such was not tho caso,
and that tho freight left was left on
account of lack of room.
These are the Klnau passengers who
came in from Hllo today:
W. H. Wallace and wife, A. O. Eames
and wife, J. LIghtfoot. E. E. Paxton,
Hon. Cecil Brown, L. F. Grab
wife, Misses Simpson (2), J. T, Craw
ley, Mrs. R. Llshman, Rev. O. P.
Emerson. Mrs. J. Nakapuahl nnd girl,
Mrs. G. W. Locklngtln.
Found Friends Here.
The big party ot stranded Filipinos
returning to Manila by tho transport
Warren, enjoyed their stay at Hono
lulu to tho utmost though their shoro
leave was quite limited. When they,
wero not up town with resident coun
trymen, tho latter were at tho Oceanic
wharf and tho Manllamen hero aided
materially in throwing the Tagal lan
guage Into tho air at an alarming rata.
Tho travelers wero circus performers
who had been induced to leavo Luzon
for a tour of the Mainland. Their San
Francisco engagemont was the first,
last and only ono of tho trip, for the
company, broke up and tho people were
thrown on charity. Thoy had no trou
ble In getting passage by tho transport.
Anglican Church Missions.
An urgent call on behalf ot the treas
ury of the newly created Anglican
Church Board of Missions has been
issued by tho Bishop ot Honolulu. He
says that tho immedlato need is tho
sum of 350 for the relief of tho Chin
ese department. Tho Diocesan Fund,
started in 1896, has now been placed
In tho hands of tho Mission Board. Tho
collections taken at tho Cathedral ser
vices tomorroWm go .o tho nee'd of
Important Return by Dr. Hoffman-Native
Woman Was Not a Victim Prospects of
Earl; Ending ot the Quarantine.
Tho records of tho Board ot Health
have, since last Tuesday, tho 12th Inst,
two cases, more or les3 positively, of
bubonic plague. This showing goes
into all official reports local and to
forward abroad. Tho Board ot Health
bases Its statements on tho findings
of Dr. Hoffman, tho bacteriologist. The
cases which tho bacteriologist says
cases which tho barrelologlst says
wero bubonic nro thoso of t'io first
Chinese, tho Wing Wo Tnl bookkeeper
who died at tho business plnco of tho
firm on Nuuanu street, near King nnd
tho South Sea Islander who died In tho
houso holding a Polyneslnn colony on
Queen street, In tho rear of tho Opera
At a special meeting of tho Board of
Health yesterday afternoon Dr. Hoff
man camo In at 5 p. m. with a report In
which ho submitted, In direct terms,
that tho caso ot Maria, tho native wo
man who died on tho Ahl promises
Thursday night end who was tho wife
ot tho second Chinese listed as a sus
pect, wns certainly not ono of bubonic
plague. In this connection tfmave uo
Bald that tho diseased condition ot tho
woman was known to tho inspector of
tho district and others for somo time.
However, It Is tho fact that tho death
certificate In this case was mado out
with tho cause entered as "bubonic
plague." A chango has been mado in
this lino ot tho blank In charge of
Executive Ofilccr Reynolds.
Ono Important thing done by tho
Board at its special meeting on Friday
was to condemn In no unmeasured
terms tho advertisement and salo by a
town drug storo of a leputcd "Black
Plague Preventive." It was agreed that
tho medicine was not what It wns rep
resented to be.
Thero" was at the meeting somo con
sideration of tho matter ot handling
shipping, but no conclusions wero
It was agreed that provision should
be mado for getting out-ot Chinatown-1
a largo number of scrvnnts needed If.
families, hotols and boarding houses.
Thoso men nro to bo segregated for tho
time required. A barracks has been
secured and furnished.
The menngcrlo in the temporary
morgue In tho grounds of tho Judiciary
Building now consists ot flvo rats, two
rabbits and n guinea pig. All have
been Inoculated with supposed bu
bonic plaguo germs, but all nro alive.
A couple show marked symptoms of
tho disease and will In all probability
Said ono high In authority In sani
tary matters at noon today: "Wo nro
'out ot tho woods.' I bhould say that
unless quito a number ot cases, a uoz
en or more, develop Sunday or not
later than Monday evening, that tho
visitation of black plague Is at an end.
Tho quarantlno can safely bo raised In
five days from last Tuesday morning,
but It will bo better and raoro In the
lino of taking the utmost precaution to
wait tho full Boven days. We aro
watching closely the peoplo who wero
In tho two houses from which known
or verified cases were taken. Theso
wore tho Wing Wo Tal place on Nuu
anu, near King and the big cottage
back of tho Opera Housi, facing Queen
street. It was in this big cottago that
tho South Sea Islander died and he
was a case ot tho plague It thero has
been one at all. In tho house with him
.woro thirty-seven other people. The
place has been most thoroughly fumi
gated and cleaned In every way and
the Inmates received ull necessary at
tention in the way ot being bathed and
getting proper clothing and food. I
say again it thero are no new cases in
this place or tho Wing Wo Tal storo,
that the plaguo is gone."
Tho quarantlno Is still on In China
town and is more rigid than over, but
all tear, nearly has passed away. The
stores up town aro doln,j a good busi
ness today. Ono phase of the trading
has not been mentioned. Tho. block
ado has been a good thing for tho
hnolo merchants In that It has killed
entirely the lareg trado of n number
of Chtneso and Japaneso houses of
various kinds In the tabu territory.
The Kewalo Ditch.
The Kewalo ditch drains tho Kakna
ko district is said to bn in very filthy
condition from tho accumulation of
tho refuso of months. Tho ditch pass
ed through the Hustaco premises and
through government land to tho sea.
It is directly under government super
vision and is said to have become
blocked to such an extent that It Is
practically worse than usolcss.
Central Union Church.
In tho morning the Rev. Win, M
Klncald will take for the subject ot his
dlscourso "A Wonderful Chaptor ot
Nineteenth Century History." Tho
oventng lecturo will be the seventh ser
mon ot tho series on tho making of
manhood; subject, "Honor,"
Probably the PaclDc Hall Dock Will Be Used
Committee Willi Authority Attitude cf
Chamber on Relief Measures.
Walter M. Glffard, of Wm. G. Irwin
& Co., E. Suhr, of Hackfcld & Co., and
John Ena, president ot tho Intor-Is-land
Steam Navigation Company, com
prise tho commlttco of tho Chambpr
of Commerce to handle shipping prob
lems during tho contluunnco of tho
quarantlno period. They will act this
afternoon upon the lccommendatlon
that n number of wharf lnborcrs now
In tho forbidden district bo taken
thenco nnd segregated so that their
services ma bo avallablo nt tho earli
est possible moment. This course, as
well as assisting In restoring activity
at tho water front will rellovo distress
In tho quarantined tcnltory, as many
of tho men can readily secure work
nnd money If they nro nblo to "get
This special committee, which has
been endowed with something llko
"paramount authority," will nt onco
proceed to tho selection nnd furnish
ing of a quarantlno wharf. It Is moro
than likely that tho Pacific Mall docks,
nt the end of Alakca street, will bo
used, tho aamo ns during tho cholera
visitation in ISO, though thero wero
thoso at tho meeting this morning who
suggested that tho OccLnlc and Inter
Island wharves combined would bo
It was" remarked by Mr. Gllfard that
tho Oceanic wharf would bo required
for tho handling of tho holiday goods
to nrrlvo by tho Australia next week.
It was stated by Mr. Glffard that It
had nt first .been his plan to havo the
Australia come alongside and bo In a
special quarantlno nnd that tho Board
ot Health had acquiesced In tho Idea.
On second thought and on consultation
with health authorities of tho united
States Government, It had been deem
ed better to chango tho scheme ana
havo the Australia anchor In the
strenm, oods to bo lightered to the
This rtpcclal Committee of tho
Chamber"-vas 'appointed -by tho body
upon tho motion of Mr. Lowrey, who
suggested such a mctliod of handling
tho emergency. Tho motion wns sec
onded by Mr. Cooko and carried after
n brief discussion.
Thero had been some correspondence
between tho Board of Health and nn
exchange ot opinion verbally on the
matter of relief -to tho poor people held
at their homes In tho quarantined dis
trict. Thero nro nbout 300 persons,
who aro being given food nt nn ex
pense of $200 a day. The chief com
missary odlcer is Capt. W. O. Ashley,
quartermaster of tho First Regiment
of tho National Guard. Somo ot tho
ofllcere ot tho Ladles' Hawaiian Reltct
Association had appealed to tho Board
of Health for funds. This fact had
been communicated to tho Chamber of
Commerce nnd that body's commlttco
which had sent tho special steamer to
Kauai with plague nows had taken tho
responsibility ot contributing $100 for
use at onco. It nppearcd later that
the Board of Health could use money
for food supply from tho $25,000 ap
propriated by tho Council of State and
was so doing. It was voted by tho
Chamber ot Commerce, on suggestions
from Messrs. Ena, Lowrey, Glffard,
Schaefer, Davlcs and others that It was
tho sense of tho Chamber that the re
lief required should be given from tho
general special fund for tho emergency,
but that the Chamber ot Commerce
was ready and willing to furnish as a
loan such money as might bo needed in
case thero was delay In securing an
appropriation from tho Council ot
State. It was voted that tho $100 turn
ed in should stand ns a donation.
Thoso who attended the meeting- this
forenoon wero: President Walker,
Secretary Spencer, Mcbsrs. Davlcs, Glf
fard, J. P. Cooko, Robertson, Parmalcc,
Schaefer, Phlllpps, W. F. Allen, Low
rey, wight, iscnberg, Ena, Suhr, Ru
benstcln, von Damm.
Hove n Hownlhin Gmnc.
To Miss Hyde, says n society noto In
a San Francisco paper, belongs tho
honor ot Introducing n now garao ot
cards. During her recent vlBlt to Ho
nolulu Bho discovered In "Pula," a Ha
wallan game, one Interesting for pro
gressive San Franciscans. At hor novel
card party, at her home on Lark In
street, to meet Miss Thrum of Hono
lulu, Pula was greatly enjoyed. Miss
Wheaton, Mrs. Williams and Miss
Thellar wero the lucky winners of Ha
Mr3. Thrum nnd MIfu Thrum,, who,
by tho way, is a beautiful dark eyed
girl, aro visiting hero for six months.
Many nro the blessings heaped upon
Mrs. Thrum for her kindness and at
tention to tho American soldiery dur
ing our late war. Her hospitable homo
in Honolulu was tho lniven of many a
poor volunteer. Sho Is not a Hawa
iian, but her family hue lived In the
Islands for thirty years,
Get your Christmas presents at t the
Lo Munyon 'Photo Supply Co and' pet
the worth of your money,
Veterinary Williamson Has Good Record For
Horses Under His Care Steamer Will
Return to Ibe Coast on Honda;.
Tho Btock transport Centennial from
San Francisco, December G, arrived oft
harbor yesterday afternoon and dock
ed this morning nt the Irmgard wharf.
Sho brought 285 horses'nnd mules, los
ing two on tho way. Tho qunrtcrmas
tcr In chnrgo of tho vcesol is Captain
L. M. Keller and tho stock Is under tho
enro of Veterinary Surgeon William
Dr. Wllllnmson has qulto a record
for landing his stock In flno condition,
and the horses and mules on tho Cen
tennial could not possibly look better.
Ho Is tho vcterlnnry who was In charge
of tho 200 horses on tho ship Tacoma
that passed through tlo samo typhoon
as the Slam In tho China Sea last Oc
tober. Tho Slam lost all but sixteen
hend of her stock, while Dr. William
son sailed Into Manila Bay without
tlio loss oi n Binglo animal.
Tho work of unloading tho Centen
nial will bo rushed as much as pos
sible, Captain Eagles having tho Inten
tion of sailing for San Francisco next
Monday. To prevent lata from going
on board coal tar has been smeared
over all tho lines connecting tho
steamer with tho shore: this Is a pro
caution that all ships should tnko ns it
Is not unusual for ran to climb on
board a vessel when at n dock by
means of tho hawsers.
Tho most welcomo nows probably
to many residents ot Honolulu will bo,
that when tho Centennial sails Mon
day sho will carry tho Sau Francisco
mall. If good wcathe;' is experienced
it will arrlvo thero tho day after
Christmas. Bcforo proceeding, tho ves
sel will bo thoroughly fumigated. Sho
Is at present In a splendid sanitary
condition, fumigation having been
ilono twlco each day on tho way over-
Tho officers of tho shi: arc tho same
as when hero before.
Holfmnnn Culled to Time.
Mr. Theo. Hoffman, tho retiring
manager of thu Hawaiian Electric
Light Works was called from his homo
to tho works last evening for nn
"emergency" or "trouble." Tho em
ployes had collected it. tho big main
office nnd through their spokesman,
Mr. Wlnterstcln, presented to Mr.
Hoffman a beautiful clock. Tho rela
tions between I ho superintendent who
now goes to another field and the men
on tho salary roll of Hit establishment
havo always been of tho pleasnntcst
To Lcnvc Onhu College.
Prof. A. B. Ingnlls, A. M., of Dart
mouth, who has been In char go ot tho
Hall of Science at Oahu Col lego for
soveral years and who Is well known
throughout tho Islands nud on tho
Mainland as well as a chemist and sci
entist ot high rank, hni resigned from
the college faculty nnl will leave the
Institution very soon. Tho gentleman
Is organist for the Central Union
church and at the college often gives
recitals on the castle Memorial organ
in Pauahl hall. It Is the purposo ot
Mr. nnd Mrs. Ingalls to remain In Ho
nolulu, whoro they havo many friends.
NEW ATLANTIC CABLE.
New York, Doc 4. The sharehold
ers of tho new Commercial Cable Com
pany at a meeting today approved an
Increase of Its capital stock from $10,
000,000 to $15,000,000 for tho purposo
of laying another cable across tho At
lantic Ocean. No Information could
bo obtained ns to tho points where tho
now cablo will touch.
Dr. Posey, specialist for Eye, Bar,
Throat and Nose diseases and Catarrh,
HAMILTON, .BROWN SHOE CO.'S
For Salo by Manufacturer' Shoe
Services As a Public Officer -A Long Term As a
Member of the Bar -Was Esteemed by All
-A Cltlzin ot Sterling Worth.
Word comes- by tho Klnau that Hon.
1). H. Hitchcock, whoso critical Ill
ness was mentioned In this pnper a
couple of days ago, died on the fore
noon of Monday last, tho 11th Inst
D. H. Hitchcock wns C& years of age,
born In Honolulu, of missionary par
entage, spending his earlier llfo on tho
Island ot Molokal nnd finally settling
down on Hawaii, where ho practiced
nt his profession ot tho law for many
years. Ho wns n graduate of Williams
college. Ho was for many years, be
ginning forty years ago, district Judgo
at Hllo, was a member of tho Hawaiian
Republic Constitutional Convention.
Under tho monarchy he held many po
sitions ot honor nnd trust. He was a
scholarly, kindly, accomplished man
of tho finest Instincts nnd ono esteem
ed by all for his character, integrity
nnd manner of llfo nnd demeanor from
day to day. Among tho children of
deceased are: Mrs. II. S. Townsend,
Mrs. A. U. Locbenstcln, D. Howard
Hitchcock, tho artist. For many years
Judgo Hitchcock mado his homo most
of tho tlmo' at hla beautiful cstato in
Olaa, where ho was a coffeo grower and
general fanner. Ho has been a suffer
er for many years from asthma.
The funeral was held at Hllo on
Wednesday afternoon last and was
very largely attended both by foreign
ers nnd natives. AddrcfcscB were de
livered by Rev. J. A. Cruzan nnd Rov.
S. L. Desha.
TUB FAREWELL WEEK.
Tho Boston Lyric Opera Company
will begin their fnrowcll engasjment
nt tho Opera Houso on Thurady even
ing, December 1), when they vllt pro
sent Gounod's beautiful opera. Faust,
with our own Mrs. Annlo Montague
Turner as Marguerite, nn event which
will surely crowd tho tlientir to Its
utmost capacity. .
Col. Thompson promises n magnifi
cent production, arrangements having
been mado for special electric effects.
As n compliment to Mrs. Turner and
tho Boston Lyrlo Opera Company Min
ister Mott-Smlth has consented to al
low tho entlro government band to
take part In this magnificent perfor
mance. They will appear in tho fourth
act In tho grand soldier chorus tho
effect or which will surely bo some
thing grand, nnd In this scene thoro
will bo over seventy peoplo on tho
Innjjnrd Pigs In Clover.
The bktn. Irmgard, sixteen days
from San Francisco, came Into harbor
yostcrday afternoon and commenced
discharging her deck load ot llvo stock
at the Klnau wharf at about 6 o'clock.
Among tho live stock wero 300 hogs.
Tho work of unloading theso caused
conslderabel trouble. Six men en
deavored to drlvo thom ashore, but
thoy scampered every way except tho
direction wished for until thoy finally
crowded Into one big bunch in a corner
of tho pen. Tho small ones were
trampled under foot and when finally
separated and started on the right
track there were two dead left on the
deck. This was enough work tor one
night. Tho horses, cows nnd fowl wero
unloaded this morning.
The Warren 8all.
Tho transport Warren sailed for
Manila this forenoon, the officers In
command o ftho troops decided that
thero is no danger from tho plague.
Tho ship was thoroughly disinfected
and tho men are In excellent health.
Co., Fort St., Sign of the ?(f Iftot.