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HONOLULU, H. 1., EltlDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1899.
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OFFICIAL STATEMENT CONCERN
ING DUD0NIC PLAQUE.
Office of the Board of Health,
Honolulu, H. I., December 22, 1899.
On December 12th, 1899, five deaths
under suspicious circumstances were
leported to tho Doard.of Health. Au
topsies were performed In each caso
nnd only two of these, however, havo
been formally declared to bo cases of
Uubonlc Plague. No deaths from Bu
bonic Plague havo been reported since
tho 12th Inst., and no deaths under sus
picious circumstances since tho 14th
ny order of the Doard of Health
quarantine was raised on tho 19th
Inst, at 12 o'clock, noon, the Infected
district having been under strict quar
antine from tho Uth instnnt to that
date. Tho houses where the deaths oc
curred aro still undor surveluancc.
Tho Port of Honolulu Is hereby de
clared ireo from dangerous, contagious
or Infectious diseases.
HENRY E. COOPER,
President Board of Health.
Monday, December 2Gth, 1899, being
Christmas Day and Monday, January
1st, 1900, being New Year's Day, will bo
obscned ns National Holidays and all
Government Ofilccs throughout the Re
public will bo closed on those days.
Minister of tho Interior.
Interior Ofllco, Dec. 22, 1899.
A reward of $25.00 will bo paid for
Information that will lead to tho ar
lest and conviction of any person or
persons who shall defaco In any man
ner any of tho Sttcct Signs In tho City
Minister of tho Interior.
Intel lor bfllcc, Dec. 21, 1S99.
WATER ' NOTICE.
In accordanco with Section 1 of
Chapter XXVI of tile laws of 1886:
All persons holding wat-sr privileges
or thoso paying water ratsd, uro here
by notified that tho water rates for
the term ending Juno SO, 1!i0), wilt bo
duo and payable :t the alike of tho
Honolulu Wnter Works, o.i die 1st day
of January, 1900.
All such ratcs.remalnlng unpaid for
15 days after they nro duo will be sub
ject to an additional 10 per cent.
All privileges upon which rates ro
nialn unpaid February 1.1, 1900, (30
days after becoming 'delinquent,) aro
liable to suspension without further
Rates nro payablo at the office of
tho Water Works in the Kapualwa
Sup't. Honolulu Water Works.
Honolulu, H. I., Dec. 22, 1899. -'
TENDERS FOR SUPPLIES.
Office of the Board of Health,
Honolulu, 11. 1., Dec. 20',1899.
Tenders for furnishing tho Bureau of
Health with supplies specified la tho
following schedules, for tho period of
six months ending June 20, 1900, will
bo received at this office until Wednes
day, 12 o'clock noon, December 27th,
Bids for items of each schedule must,
bo mado separately, and eack fender
endorsed: "Tenders for Supplies,"
Tho Board docs not bind Itself to ac
cept the lowest or any bid.
HENRY E. COOPER,
President Board of Health.
Material and Supplies of tho best
quality for tho Leper Settlement,io
lokal, to bo delivered In quantities or
dered, and subject to Inspection and
approval by Agents of, the Board of
Health, f. o. b. Island steamers.
Lumber, N. "W. rough, per M.
Lumber, T & Q N. W, 1x0, per M.
Lumber, It. W. surfaced, per M.
Shingles, It.. per M
Battens, x3, It. W. per M.
1' onco' Posts, It. JV. each. "jfc
Doors, 2x0x0, 14 in. each.
Window Sash, 10x12, 10x14, per pair.
Nails, Iron cut, lOd basis, per Keg.
Nails, galv. 3d and 8d, per keg.
Boiled Oil, Hubbuck's, per gal.
Whlto Lead, Hubbuck's genuine, per
'lurpcntlnc, per gal.
Cement, Whlto Bros. Portland, per bbl.
Lime, per bbl.
Galv. Iron Roofing, C, 7, 8, and 9 feet
PROVISIONS AND SUPPLIES.
Bread, Medium, samples to bo furnish
ed, up to 800 cases.
Bread, S. P., Am. Bis. Co., up 4o 30
Baking Powder, Royal or Schilling's
Best, 4 oz tins, up to 30 gross.
Bran, Wheat, per ton up to 10 tons.
Crackers, Soda, up to 20 cases.
Coffee, green Kona, up to 12 sacks.
Charcoal, guava, up to 200 bags.
Coal, Departure Bay, short ton (In
sacks,) up to 20 tons.
Flour, No. 1, up to COO bbls, brand to
Matches, Boston Long card, up to 300
Milk, condensed, Milk Maid brand, up
to 20 cases.
Oil, Kerosene, up to 300 cases.
Rice, No. 1, up to COO bags.
Sugar, raw No. 1, up to 200 bags.
Salmon, best red, up to 90 bbls.
Soap, brown, (100-lb boxes,) 2-lb bars,
up to 200 boxes.
Salt, coarse, per ton, up to COO bags.
Starch, Lily Oloss, 1-lb pkgs, up to 20
cases (40 lbs each.)
Wheat, up to 40 sacks.
Hny and Grain of tho best quality
to bo delivered at tho Garbage. Stables,
near corner of Queen or Soutli street.
Tender must bo for weight delivered
at tho Stables.
Hay, Wheat or Oat, up to 150 bales.
Bran, Wheat, up to ISO bags.
Oats, up to 150 bags.
Supplies of tho best quality to bo de
livered at the Insano Asylum In quan
tities required and subject to Inspection
and approval of tho Medical Superin
'Tice'f, ono foic-qimrter rump3 nnd
rounds, nbout ISO pounds per dny,
per lb. 1
Beef steak (loin,) 4 lbs per day.
Bread, fresh loaf 1-Ib, nbout 40 lo.ivcs
Bread, Medium, per lb, 4 cases per
Beans, Bayo, 100 lbs per month.
Baking Powder, Roynl, 8-oz tins, 1
doz. per month.
Brooms, Steamboat or Mill, 1 doz. per
Coffco, green Kona, 100 lbs per month.
Flour, O. G. or Crown, 1 bbl per. month.
Onions, 1 crato per month.
Potatoes, Island, 10 bags, per month.
Pork, extra clear, bbl per month.
Rico, No. 1, Haw., 7 bags per month.
Salmon, best red, 3 bbls per month.
Sugar, No. 1 raw, 4 bags per month.
Tea, China Pouchong, 1 chest per
Tomatoes, canned, per doz., 3 cases
Coal, Departure Bay, 1 ton per month.
TENDERS FOR PURCHASE OF
HIDES AND TALLOW.
Office ot tho Board of Health,
Honolulu, II. I., Dec. 20, 1899.
Tenders for purchase of Hides and
Tallow belonging to the Bureau of
Health for the' period of six months
ending Juno 30, 1900, will bo received
at this office until 12 o'clock, noon,
Wednesday, December 27th, 1899.
Tho tender must bo for tho price per
pound for Hides and Tallow delivered
on tho harf, -Honolulu, orrwclghU ap
proved by Agcnta ot tho Board of
Health. Payments required In U. S.
Gold Coin, Immediately after delivery,
Tho Board does not bind Itself to nc
cept any bid.
HENRY E. COOPER,
President Board of licauli.
Holders ot water privileges, or those
paying Water rates, aro hereby notified
that tho hours tor Irrigation purposes
aro from 6 to 8 o'clock a. m. and from
4 to 0 o'clock p. m.
Superintendent Water Works.
Approved by . A. YOUNO,
Minister of Interior.
' Honolulu, Juno 14,-189.
BLACK PLAGUE IN JAPAN
Specialist Dr. Kltazato Hade Object of
Attack by Physicians,
Bounty Placed on Rats In Many Preftctorcs
Writer From M!o Tells of Situation
Plague Introduced Earlier.
Tho Toklo correspondent of the Ja
pan uazetto writes of tho plaguo In
Kobo and Osaka, under date of Dec. 11,
Owing to the provalenco of tho pest
in Kobo tho authorities are enforcing
strict preventive measures here. In
many places, tataml havo to be pulled
up, beaten and shaken: basements to
bo swept; floors and ceilings, wiped or
washed; and lavatories nnd other
dump places aired and disinfected. In
short, every nook nnd corner has to bo
thoroughly cleansed; nnd scavengers
aro busy at work here and' there.
Of all animals, rnts nre, in tho opin
ion of medical experts, tho most easily
Infected by tho pest, and thus spread
tho malady to tho human race at tho
exponso of their own lives. Tho au
thorities In Nnru prefecture have,
therefore, deemed It necessary to ex
terminate the mischievous quadrupeds,
and for this purpose offer a reward of
two sen for every rat captured and pre
sented to them. During tho first two
weeks slnco the 25th ult., when public
notice of tho reward was given, I am
told, soma two thousand rats were, cap
tured i,n the prefecture.
Medical professors, Including Dr.
Kltazato, tho noted bnctcrlologioC,
agrco In saying thnt tho pest now pre
vailing in Kobe ami Osaka must havo
been Introduced much earlier than tho
first case was reported; that earlier
cases might have been taken for some
other diseases showing similar symp
toms; and thnt tho frcauent discover
ies of pcst-strlckcn rnts in thoso cities
lndicato tho wideness of tho infested
ulstricts. Such announcements, im
plying as they do that wo cannot be
certain of tho freedom of our own city,
mane us moro uneasy than over.
Dr. Kltazato, who has personally
Btudled the bacteriology of tho nest In
Hongkong, and who Is well known as
an able assistant of Dr. Koch In Ger
many, naturally enjoys tho confldonco
of tho public ns the most reliablo medi
cal expert under tho present emergen
cy. But somo theories of ms, which
have been considered Infallible aro
said to have been recently defeated by
Dr. ugatu anu outers in Osaka. Wo
havo an Immcnso nrmy of physicians,
most of whom nre, hpwever, unused to
tho malady; and If such an eminent
authority as Dr. Kltazato has been
found mistaken, upon whom are we to
A fresh caso of plague occuncd at
Kobo on tho nfternoon of tho 9th Inst.
A policeman named Fuso Chotaro bo
longing to tho Alolbashl Police Sta
tion had been confined to his houso
near tho station slnco tho Cth Inst., ow
ing to lllncsss. On tho 0th ho grew
worso and it was discovered that ho
was suffering from plague. Tho pa
tient was Immediately taken to the
hospital and twenty neighboring
houses havo been Isolated.'" As he was
nmonc thoso who wcro encaeed In tho
cnrrrylng out of plaguo preventlvo
measures nt Fuklamura, it Is believed
that ho contracted tho dlsenso on that
Plaguo Question Settled.
Editor Eevenlng Bulletin: At last
wo have something tanglblo In all this
discussion on plague and bacilli. What
tho ordinary unscientific citizen wants
to know is how not to get the plague,
and at last we have something to go
on. An eminent local bacteriologist
has announced that disinfection and
quarantine is no good as plague Is
caused by the fleas. So of courso all
we have to do Is to put buhach in our
stockings and "fleas must go" on our
Honolulu, Dec. 22, 1899.
Lyrics and the Orplicum.
J. C. Cohen, manager of the Oroheum
theater, says the Boston Lyric Opera
Company will remain in Honolulu to
play a four weeks season at the Orpheum.
Col. Thompson says his company will not
remain. There Is considerable discussion
going on among attorneys of the,partl(s
interest. Col. Thompson this morning
refused to accept a guarantee fund In the
form of a certified check on Bishop & Co.
No Plague on These Rats.
Now York, Dec, 6. Health Officer
Doty has Just completed a very careful
bacteriological examination of all the
rats found on tho plaguo steamer J.
W. Taylor, and in no lnstanco what
ovcr was tho slightest evidence found
of any infection ot bubonto plague.
Money for the Flag Fund.
Cantain R. T. Lawless of tho Aus
tralia has contributed $5 to tho Grand
Army school flag fund. Tho popular
captain remarked: "Wo fellows who
havo served under tho flag want to do
what wo can to help tho good cause
along In Hawaii."
Honolulu a Clean Port.
The Board of Health has declared Hono
lulu a clean port free from dangerous, con
tagious or Infectious disease.
GALL MADE ON THE SURPLUS
Cabinet Advice in View of tba Size of
tbe Reserve Fand on Hand.
Proposal to Draw on Current Funds to Pay for
Public Improvements -Authority for This
Quarantine for Lire Stock.
It was noted at tho Cabinet meeting
this forenoon to suggest to tho Minis
ter of Finance, that, in vlow of tho
largo casn surplus in tho treasury, cur
rent funds bo drnwn upon for expendi
ture In making public improvements
provided for under tho Loan Act nnd
that there bo no call for bonds at pres
ent, but thnt holders of bonds would
not Ioso the position of their numbers.
Tho amount mentioned to bo drawn
from tho current fund was 1150,000.
This will enable tho continuanco of
sovcrnl works thnt would otherwlso
havo to bo abandoned nnd tho under
taking of not a llttlo now work. Tho
President Bald that this financiering
could bo dono under tho authority of
a section of tho Loan Act of 1898.
Tho Minister of tho Interior stated
that ho believed It would bo a good
plan to establish u cattle quarantine
pen nt tho slto of tho kerosene ware
house destroyed some years ago by fire.
The minister was told to proceed and
uso his own discretion. Tho same
course was taken on tho Htibject of a
quarantine corral for horses and mules
Applications of two Chinese for wino
nnd beer (telling licenses for Kolon,
Kauai, were rotused. Thoro Is one sal
oon nt this place oil eady.
Tho application of Mr. Blackstcdt
for a llcenso to retail wlno and beer nt
Hannpepe, Kami I, was granted.
Tho Cabinet agreed with tho Prcsl
uent for tho appointment of Zero Ka
klnn to continue n3 district magistrate
at Kawalnhau, Knual, his commission
Attorney General Cooper, ns Presi
dent of Mho Board of HcaUn, made n
statement on "Plague,'' i;lvliig tho In
formation published under tho bending
81I0IST BUT DEADLY SQUALL.
Tho ship Eclipse, Captain J. H.
Poterson, from Newcastle, came Into
harbor this morning looking much tho
worso for wear, her main tonmast w 1th
all Its rigging, and spars having bcn
curried away In tho vicinity of tho
Marqueses Islands, by a tcrlfilc squall
that ouly lasted threo minutes.
One unfortunate Bcaman, nnmed
John NickolBon, who was in i.ie rig
ging at tho time, was carried over
board in tho wreckage nnd was never
This was tho second accident to tho
Ecllpso In trying to mnko this voyage
to Honolulu. She originally left New
castle July l, tor this port, but on tho
seventh day out sprung a bad leak and
wnB forced to put back Into Sydney.
where sho was repaired and discharged
her enrgo Into tho John A. Brlggs,
which vessel brought It to Honolulu.
Shipping a new crew sho proceeded to
Ncwcnstlo took on n fresh cargo nnd
ngaln started for Honolulu,
Commissioner En Tour.
Secretary Hauglis and Allan Her
bert, members of tho Agricultural
Commission, havo returned from a trip
Into Koolau on official business. They
went over wo Pall particularly to In?
spect tbe new castor oil mill in opera
tion under the control ot Mr. Koelllng.
The business is being carried on suc
cessfully. Some samples of the output
wero brought back. Messrs Herbert
and Haughs report that tho coffee at
tho Win, G. Irwin and other places is
In excellent condition, with good pros
pects of heavy crops.
A Grand Display.
The display of new nnd beautiful
goods Just opened up at the l'a:l(1c
Hnrdwaro Co.'s Fort street storo Is be
wildering. Things useful and orna
mental, are to bo seen by tho do.ea and
the Intending purchaser is bewildered
by tho variety.
Decorative art china, china hand
painted, flno imitations of famous
paintings, stylish lamps nnd lardln
leres and pnln.liiiss Ip 6(1 rind water
color nro .inning tho inany1to''bn chos
en rrjm v iw soi'.uti-m r Imlidy
Plague in the Orient.
These statements cover conditions In
the Orient, for the two weeks prior to
tho departuro of tho S. S. Gaelic from
the ports named:
Kobe Six cases of plague nnd threo
Hongkong Ono case of plague and
Thcro Is somo typhoid foyer at Kobe.
Mist Ethel Johnson,
Tho condition of tho sick girl, Miss
Ethel Johnson, who was nt ono time
said to bo a plaguo suspect, Is better
today than at any timo slnco her Ill
ness began. The temperature Is 101 and
pulso 82. Dr. Scaparone speaks rather
hopotully of the case, though It Is still
a serious one.
OYER TBE STREAM AT KING
Driving Piles for a New Bridge on
. Principal Tborongbfare.
Will Be Ho Suspension of Traffic Asylum Road
Wldenfd and Macadamized -Money for
tbe Extension of Btretanla Street.
John Oudorklrk, ns was expected,
has developed Into one of tho greatest
"hustlers" of record as head of tho
district department of roads and
bridges. Ho, has proven himself to be
markedly efllqtcnt In clearing up "un
finished business" and In securing ma
terial and hnvlng It distributed.
Tho department is at present cen
tralizing a largo amount of operative
effort on the now bridge to span Nuu
nni stream at King street. Piles aro
being driven nnd It is schemed to car
ry tho work to completion rapidly
without Interfering nt nil with travel.
A portion of the old structure Is be
ing mndo to do moro than doublo duty.
It lias been remarked that tho old
brldgo had a remarkably long life,
though It suffered many breakages at
Tho appropriation for tho extension
nnd Improvement of Beretanla street
beyond Punahou street was declared
exhausted when tho men quit for tho
dny last ovcnlng. Tho tearing up nnd
macadamizing had been carried to n
point opposlto tho old stone church in
Molllllll. It hnd been planned to se
cure money for tho continuanco of tho
work and funds havo been offered nnd
accepted. It Is tho policy of tho Min
ister of tho Interior to havo this
much UBod street finished up In good
shnpo without delay.
Gangs nro now about to bo called off
tho Asylum road. Good work has been
dono tli ere In widening nnd macadam
izing. The coral top has been placed
on a solid foundation and nil thnt re
mains now Is to do tho surfacing.
Somo repair work Is to bo dono nt
onco on tho road In front of tho Opera
House. Tho road In upper Nuuauu
valley Is also to rccolvo attention.
Display of Native Goods.
Jns. F. Morgan, at his Queen street
placo, held this morning n successful
auction Bale ot curios and goods of nn
tlve manufacture. Tho attendants and
purchasers of tho salo Included a num
ber ot society people and bidding was
generous nnd lively. In audition to
tho oniimtunltr- to sccurci raru and
suitable Christmas mcrchnndiso thorc
was tho chance to offer substantial en
couragement to the native girls nnd
women who have mado tho goods.
Specially notable articles wcro tapa,
woven lcccptaclcs nnd artistic necdlo
work. Somo Honolulu tnpn far ahead
of tho article Imported from tho South
was on tho wall. This evening Mr.
Morgan Is soiling toys, etc., nt auction.
After Olco Distributors.
A prosecution against n Chlncso mer
chant charged with extenu'vo dealings.
In oleomargarine, representing tno
samo to bo butter. Is pending In the
District Court. The principal witness
will bo Food Inspector Shorey. It Is
not the purpose of tho oHleicis of tho
law to stop tho sale of olco or any
other substitute that Is not of u do
cldcdly harmful nnturo. What is
sought to bo enforced Is tho regula
tion thnt any substitute shall bo la
belled so that the purchaser may know
exactly what ho Is getting. To thlr,
end a movement on the wholesalers
who Import oleo and kindred ' mer
chandise Is contemplated.
He Was Fined $IOO. '
In the concluding chapters In tho
Houghtnllng trial beforo Judgo Wil
cox yesterday at least one witness tes
tified to hnvlng handed over tho money
for tho liquor received. Taking into
consideration nil ot tho facts elicited
from tho more than a score ot wit
nesses, Maglstratae Wilcox was con
vinced that Houghtallng had been sell
ing liquor without a llcenso and im
posed a flno of $100. An appeal to tho
Circuit Court was noted by Attorney
DcBolt on behalf ot his client
Kawalahno Seminary was In sola
attire, last evening, as one ot the
young' ladies ot the Institution be-
camo n brldo. Rov. H. II. Parker was
the clergyman for tho wedding of
Isaac Hakuolo, an employe ot Davlcs
w Co., nnd Miss Mary Pllkol. Thoro
was a largo company to witness tho
ceremony. Refreshments were served
and tho whole ot tho evening was most
A Convict "scopes.
One of tho very newest prisoners of
Oahu jail, whero convicted criminals
sorve time, Is missing Blnco yesterday
attornoon. Ho bolted from a gang ot
workmen operating on n road In tho
Moanalua neighborhood and there is
a reward of $50 for his capture. The
man was a Japanese, nnd ho was sent
over only a few days ago for a year.
Ho had stolen a ring from n room at
tho Hawaiian Hotel.
WEDDINO STATIONERY, Engraved
II. F. WlCHMAN.
THE BOARD GOES ON RECORD
Declares a Policy on tbe Qaestioi ol
Chango la School Hoar.
Practice Shall Conform to Local RequlrtBents
As They Hay Be AoJuJgrd bj inn Una.
mlssloners - Present Pay.
Resolved, Thnt It Is tho poller of the
Department of Public Instruction to
mako tho school hours in the various
districts conform to tho local require
ments, nnd that changes In Individual
schools will bo considered upon tho
presentation of petitions fropy tho
parents nd teachers. "
It Is ns above that tho question of
changing school hours Is disposed of
by tlic Commissioners of Public In
struction. Tills nt n meeting held yes-j
terday afternoon and attended by
President Mott-Smlth, Secretary C. T.
Rodgcrs, M. D Prof. W. D. Alexander,
Mrs. E. W. Jordan, H. M. von Holt,
Chns. Hopkins, Mrs. W. W. Hall.
Tho Minister announced these com
mittees: Finance von Holt, Mrs.
Jordan, Prof. Alexander. Lands and
Huildlngs Mrs. Hall, Dr. Maxwell,
Mr. Hopkins. Teachers Mrs. Jordan,
Prof. Alexander, Mrs. Hall. Examina
tions Prof. Alexander. Inspector Gen
eral Townsend, Normal Instructor Gib
son, Prof. M. M. Scott. Prof. Edgar
Reports on travels on Hawaii were
mado verbnlly by Messrs. Townsend
Tho minister said it was his Inten
tion to ondcaor to secure from prl
vute parties such financial assistanco
ns would cunblo tho department to
contlnuo tho present pay roll nftcr
January 1st until n legislative appro
priation was again available. It Is
understood the emergency money Is
Tho resignations ot these teachers
wero accepted: Misses Ada Lysctt,
Lizzie McCorrlston, Hazel Lew Is, Flora
M. Perry, Chrlstlnn Smith nnd Mr. Jos.
A number of apllcntlons for posi
G. O. Kinney was appointed school''
agent for iau, vlco Jos, Prttclmrd, io
signed. Parker on (Pokes.
Audit tho prosecution of a Chlncso
charged with theft by, a countiymas.
vuih. iiuueri ruinvr rcmarKcu una
mbrnlng that larceny was tho one
crlmo In tho decaloguo against which,
tho Chlneso seemed to havo a hard and
fast prejudice. Said tho officer: "Let
a Pako be brought In hero charged with
nny crlmo you enn think of excepting
stealing and It Is a matter of but a
low hours nt most when ho will bo
balled out by his people. I3ut .. It ap
pears that he has been tnklng or carry
ing nway something thnt docs not be
long to him, no mnttcr who hns suffer
ed, his countrymen are Inclined to
steer clear of him altogether and let
him suffer to tho fullest extent any
and all penalties that mny coma
Witness to He Arraigned.
Four of tho men who testified In tho
prosecution of Gcorgo Houghtallng
charged with having, on Sunday last,
at his placo on IJothol street, sold
liquor without a license, havo been
Served with warrants citing them to
answer for perjury. Marshal Drown
swears to tho complaints. The chief ot
police appears to be quito determined
In this matter, claiming that a proper
prosecution was sought to be thwarted
by men who were guilty ot evasion or
worse for reasons not sufficient within
the statutes. In tho course ot tne trials
for perjury somo sensational devclp
ments nre anticipated. 4
Dr. Posey, specialist for Eye, Ear,
Throat and Nose diseases and Catarrh.
the very thing
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