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THE EVENING BULLETIN: HONOLULU, H. I., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1899.
A Christmas Tale
CHAPTER I. I
ct ,T . nnui had tor CLANCY. "
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mHB Burtons migrated from LouUI-
?? l2,San "" TyJ
1 1847. Thcro were three of thorn.
jonn uurion n"""H """ "
file.thedaughter. amlssof 1G then -
u blacK-eycd. dark-halrcd romp with a
hint of the flirt In her oven then The
'Frisco' 'of that epoch was a town of
scarcely moro than 400 Inhabitants,
and Bess, by virtue- of her good looks,
that would not havo aurncieu any at
tention In a larger community, was de
cidedly ono of tho "400," and rejoiced
In tho worship of a dozen warm admir
ers, each of whom believed himself tho
most favored by fickle Bess.
Burton pero had been a cook In a
New Orleans hotel, and his wlfo, prior
to their marriage, was a waitress ln
tho Bamo establishment. Having ac
cumulated a snug competency by their
Joint earnings, they set out for tho Pa
cific Coast at that day a terra Incog
nita to tho bulk of mankind soon nf
tcr San Francisco was taken by tho
United Stntcs lu 1840. with the hope of
Increasing their little fortune. Tho
first move toward thnt end was tho
opening of an eating house, whero
pretty Bess attracted consldorablo at
tention in her cnpaclty of waltrcHS.
Tho girl waB naturally precocious, nnd
her mother's Bly hltitB wmo never lost.
"Remember, Bess," said that astute
female, "that a Bquoczo of the hand or
even a Wss, If unseen, will not hurt
you; but don't go too far. and never
ncccpt attentions from ono man to tho
exclusion of all others, but keep plenty
of strings to your bow and make each
"ono bei.ovo ho Is your cliolco; then you
can pick, and choose. Nothing so
spoils a girl's chances ns fnlingtln
love; uobody but a fool over falls In
lovo nowadays." Being desirous oi
making a good match, tho daughter
was ready enough to follow this sago
advice. But, unfortunately, among her
admirers were two who wcro In dead
earnest. Ono waa a wealthy Sparttard,
son of a wealthy cattlemnn, with an
avowed hatred of everything American
except tho pretty llttlo Southron who,
with her capricious wiles, stung him
to madness, and then lined him back
with loving whispers nnd secret caress
es that seemed so ardent yet meant so
little. Tho other troublcsomo suitor
waa a Sergeant In tho American army,
n blue-eyed, bronze-faced chap with
warm golden tints In hair and mous
tache. Ho wna 2G years old. an athlete
In build, iranlc and good humored In
disposition, nnd had tho easy, dashing
way In tho company of women com
mon to his class. Ono Snturday even
ing at supper Tito do Vega ,tho Span
ish lover, managed to selzo tho girl's
hand as sho served his order and gave
It a fervent pressure, and whispered
that ho was obliged to go to South San
Juan In answer to a summons from his
father. Would Bess mating-) to seo
him for a few moments the follow
ing morning, nnd alono? Sho would
trv she could not promise for cer
tain: If sho did not ho mustn't think
hard of it.as he know her time , warn t elolth Mm." Tn'at on the
,"!:"t:S5l,VY.,0"?.SSl?vcnlnB of tho tragedy the deceased
lVJU XUCV 11 tjxvw " ..w..f ,
Hho withdrew her hand nnd tripped off
to tho kitchen. By 7 o'clock tho dining
room was deserted by nil save Hiram
Clancy, tho Amorlcnn ofllccr. Mrs.
Burton was sitting behind tho casn
counter abstractedly gazing Into va
cancy, for It sometimes paid not to bo
too observing. Burton peiu was still
In tho recesses of tho kitchen, and Bess
waa deftly gathering up tho dirty
dishes, humming a lively nlr tho while.
In the courso of her trips to and from
tho kitchen sho paused at C.ancy's ta
blo with a prefatory "Moit through,
Hiram?" Then sinking hor volco to a
caressing whisper, "I'm so glnd they'ro
all gone; I don't daro show how mucii
1 think of you beforo all tho other
men'," and tho long lashes veiled her
eyes ln seeming confusion, nnd then
they were slowly raised to steal a look
at her suitor with tho perfection of
counterfeited bashful naivete. "Then
why did you let that greaser hold yoifr
hand so long, awhile ago?" tho girl
flushed, angrily. "Am I to blamo ..
my position forces mo to bear tho In
sult of'ovory low ruffian?" Then hor
FP-t "" 1J " r EM
about me to protect me, you might at
least ..eep silent nnd not taunt mo
when you know all I havo to endure;
and then I lovo you so," sho
sobbed out, "and no ono besides father
nnd mother havo over kissed mo but
Just you. You aro very unkind very
cmoi to me." Mother nut ton had dis
creetly put out all the ltghH savo tho
one on tho counter during this by-play,
nnd a dim sort of a twilight reigned ln
tho room. Tho Sergeant was moro
love's thrall than over, now. "Don't
Bcsa don't, Bwoethenrt; 1 can't bear
to Gee you cry. I was only a little
Jealous because I lovo you so," and ho
tried to clasp her waist. "No, you
never loved mo, or you would not treat
roe so' she rejoined, and then walked
Blowly over to n table nearer to tho
door of tho kitchen and farther from
tho light. He followed. "Bcsa," he
nald, as ho gained her side and essayed
to take her hand, "I leave tho serrlce
next month, and my father writes that
It I'll come home and settle down ho'll
do tho square thing. There'll bo a
good living ln It, anyway, and a chanco
to seo something of life, for New York
is a sight nigger place than San Fran
cisco, iJess; and, besides, th'o wuole es
tate comes to mo at his death, and that
means a cool $20,000. at least. I don't
say thla to Influenco you, for l honestly
think you do care something for Just
me, llttlo girl; nnd, Bess, I lovo you
better than nnyono else In tho world,
and 1 want you to go back with mo. I
want you to say tonight that you won't
let a few foollsn worus esirango us. i
want you to promlso to bo my wlfo,
Hess." Prudent Bess reflected a mo
ment. A jolly good tlmo right nloag
of the South Fork.
in New York $20,000 In the near fa
turo t0 sp'ureo on no lugging dirty
dishes nna scarps of food from dining
kltchen-hcrsclf a lady with
servants to do her blddlng-a fig for
t, Brenser..a blrd ln lho lmild.. ctc.
Then sho looked up timidly, her eyes
br, ,Jt ,tfc t , to th h t
k d, f b t nl)0V0 her nnd ,
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vou-and I wasn't
angry Just now only hurt to think you
doubted mo but you nro suro your
grand relations will let you marry a
waiting girl?" "You shan't bo a 'wait
ing girl long, sweetheart. I m tho
waiter now," ho added with n laugh,
"nnd tho pater knows I'd never marry
n girl unless I thought her (It company
for n uuehess. I've been watching you
closely for months, llttlo girl, nnd I
novcr saw you lndulgo In nny unlady
llko freedom or anyono daro to offer
you nny Indignity until thnt Infernal
greaser took your hand tonight, and
I'll punch his head for htm tho next
tlmo I meet him." Sly Besst to havo
Juggled with a dozen hearts and yet
have kept her flirtations secret. "And
Is It 'yes,' Bess?" Sho stood on tiptoe
niul put her hands on his shoulders.
"It la 'yes,' and 'yes,' Hiram," Bho said
between her kisses. His arma wcro
around her, hie lips pressing hers; ho
was blind nnd deaf from tho effects of
tho Intoxicating nectar of love ho did
not hear tho front door open nor tho
muttered "Cnrambal" Immediately nf
terwnrds. But tho girl, who loved
wisely, and not "too well," Bllpped out
of hla embrace at tho Bound nnd ran
forward screaming: "Tito! for God's
sake, Tito don't shoot! It Is you I
love only you!" Clancy turned in
tlmo to seo tho levelled rovolvcr nnd
promptly dropped to' tho floor; at tho
samo moment Burton stepped out of
tho kitchen directly behind him. Then
someono Urcd, there was n medley of
screams, tho light nt tho counter was
snuffed out, nnd when It was relighted
the room was full of men. Clancy had
a revolver with ono chamber riowly
discharged stuck In his bolt, and Bur
ton lay dead with a bullet wound In
tho center of his forehead, nnd the
Spaniard had disappeared. Willing
hands raised tho lifeless form of poor
Burton and placed It tenderly' on n
tnblo. "You false lllrt!" cried Clancy
to Bess, who stood sobbing by her fa
ther's corpse, "This Is your work! You
nro not worthy tho lovo of an honest
mnn!" With this ho started to leave
tho room In pursuit of tho assassin.
Then Mrs. Burton, who was lamenting
besido her daughter, cried out, "Arc
you men going to let thnt villain es
cape?" At thla twenty or moro active
fcllow8 surrounded tho Sergeant, who
quietly surrendered and gave his cap
tors hla version of tho murder. As
thoro seemed to bo some mystery con
nected with tho affair ho was taken to
Jail Instead of to tho nearest thing
suitable for n scaffold. At tho Coro
ner's Inquest over Burton tho widow
testified thnt for several weeks Hiram
Clancy had been secretly attempting
to persuade her minor dnughtor, lies
hnd unexpectedly entered tho dining
room and surprised Clancy ln tho net
of kissing tho girl; thnt during tho en
suing altercation tho Sergeant had
suddenly drawn his rovolvcr nnd shot
her husband down. A physician's cer
tificate reciting tho fact that Bcsslo
Burton was too ill to personally ap
pear, together with tho girl's deposi
tion, which corroborated her mothers
statements, wcro placed in evidence.
Tho revolver found on tho nccuscu was
produced and tho testimony of tho men
who secured, tho prisoner after the
shooting was taken. Tito do Vega,
who had oeen apprehended In n well
known resort Immediately after tho
arrest of Clancy proved an alibi by tho
testimony of flvo witnesses, who sworo
that at tho hour of tho shooting ho
was engaged ln a game of monto at a
Spanish dance house, prior to tho
commencement of tho fandango. After
a short deliberation tho Jury returned
a vordlct to tho effect that: "Wo And
that the deceased, John O. Burton,
camo to his death by a plstod shot
wound at tho hands of Hiram Clancy.
That tno shot was nrod with intent to
WW. nu that we charge tho aforesaid
Hiram Ciancy with tho crlmo of will
ful murder." Whereat Hiram's broth
er soldiers said: "It looks bad for
BESSIE EXECUTES A COUP DE ETAT.
CLAttCtf was committed for trial,
and In a few days everything
settled Into tho old groove at
tho uurton House Bess had re
covered her health and was going
through tho usual routine, waiting on
tno tables, flirting on tho sly, and rac
ing to the counter to take cash or make
chango, for hor mother waa now In
stalled as cook. The girl did not seem
to mourn her father nor to grlovo over
tho loss of hor two lovers, for Tito had
disappeared soon otter tho Inquest, go
ing no ono knew whither. Tho morn
ing of Clancy's trial found Bess ln
front of her mirror busily trying the
effect of certain dainty llttlo frills of
laco at her throat and wrists to rellovo
her somber mourning garb. Evidently
tho result was satisfactory, for she
smiled brightly, threw a coquettish
kiss from her finger tips to her reflec
tion ln tho mirror and tripped lightly
down stairs to accompany hor mother
to tho Court, whero Clancy was on
trial for bis lite. Tho testimony was
substantially tho samo aa at tho In
quest, and Clancy folt tho meshes of
the law tightening around him. Tho
prosecution called Its last witness and
a llttlo hum of excitement rippled
through tho crowdod room as Bess
Burton, with a charming nlr of con
fusion, took her placo on tho witness
stand. Clearly yet modestly sho ans
wered tho questions of tho counsel,
nnd described, with averted faco Buf
fuscd with blushes, tho sccnu ln tho
dining room. 'Wo wero standing In
front of tho kitchen door ln the dim
Ing room "Hiram I mean Mr.
Clancy" and tho blushes deepened,
and the pretty head drooped "Mr.
Clancy was facing the front door of the
dining room Mr. Clancy was Just
kissing me he had naked mo to mar
ry him and I I" sho lowered her
volco to a low yet distinct whisper nt
this polnt"l said 'yea,' Then tho front
door opened, and Tito do Vcgn camo
In Hiram was still kissing mo Tito
saw us nnd drew his revolver I rnn
toward him and begged htm not to
shoot, but he would not heed me ho
fired 1 thliiK over my head, for," very
archly, "I'm only a llttlo girl I nln't
tall n bit then tho lights went out
and I heard mother say: 'quick! glvo
mo tho pistol, Tito, and cut nnd run
for It!' I think sho thought Mr.
Clancy wns shot. Then tho light was
lit and wo found that It wns papa who
was killed, and I saw Tito's plstohlu
Hiram's belt." In aswer to a question
by counsel: "I knew It wna Tito's pis
tol, because ono night when I wns sit
ting near him, ho said: 'Look Bessie,
wo Spaniards stand no trifling If
you play mo false, I will kill you;' nnd
ho showed mo tho pistol I took It
from him and scratched with a pin, on
tho Inside' of tho guard: 'Bcsa and
Tito, June, 1847,' nnd ho scratched tho
samo In my locket ln the Inner case
then ho kissed mo and called mo his
llttlo wife, and said ho never could
harm mo but It wna not Tito I loved
Just Hiram." Sho burst Into tcara na
she concluded her testimony, and It
was easy to seo tho effect of her dra
matic recital on tho Jury. Tho pistol
wns examined and found marked as
described. Tho girl was rigidly cross
examined, but would not deviate In the
slightest particular from her last
statement, nnd Clancy's ncqulttnl fol
lowed ns a matter of course. An at
tempt was mado to traco Tito do Vega,
but It proved unsuccessful. Clancy
also left tho city after his term of en
listment expired, nnd soon tho tragic
ntralr was forgottctn by nil savo tho
principals, In tho hurry nnd rush of a
placo that had enjoyed tho somnolent
caso of Spanish dominion slnco 177G
and wna just aroused from its Indolent
npathy bencnth the pregnant touch of
American enterprise. As Brss nnd her
mother walked homeward after tho
tho latter loaded tho girl with re
proaches for the course Bho had pur
sued, but Bho answered these by say
ing that Clancy would soon bo worth
$20,000; that ho would surely many
her nnd what good was thcro In swear
ing nwny an Innocent man's life?
Especially us Tito was probably safe.
So tho mother was argued Into silence
and tho fwo women resumed their old
relations In tho boat ding house. But,
ns tho days went by, nnd Clancy never
enmo near the house, and they learned
that he had mysteriously vanished
without even thanking tho girl who
had saved his life, the quarrerla be
tween mother and daughter wcro re
nowed, nnd finally tho acrimonious de
bates wcio carried to such a pitch that
ninny of tho better, old-tlmo patrons
of tha hotiso sought relief from tho Jar
ring discord by patronizing nn opposi
tion dining room. Things gradually
got worse; tho mother took to drink
and neglected her kitchen. A class ot
roughs and rowdies succeeded tho
quieter clement, many departed with
out the formality of settling their bills,
and tho Burton House lost Its respec
tability forover, and becamo a noted
resort for thieves, gamblers and cut
throats. At tho tlmo when Marshall
electrified tho world by discovering
gold ln California In 1848, tho Burton
Houso was hopelessly ln arrears, and
had an unprofitable- cllentago ot sail
ors, confidence men, common drunks
and general dead beats. Tho old lady
had becomo a constant smoker could
volco with tho energetic precision of a
mulo driver, tho Btrangc, forcible and
expressive expletives and rnro oaths
that enrich tho vocabulary of tho crim
inal clrisses.and toss off a glass of proof
spirits without a wink. As for the
girl,, sho still maintained tho outward
appcaranco of modest and Innocent
maidenhood, but was compelled, owing
to their reduced Income, to eko out hor
onco neat and excellent apparel with
tho cheap and tawdrey finery that usu
ally forma tho scanty wardrobe ot tho
poorly paid waitress. Then, too, sho
had ceased to be neat if her dress was
pretty clean she cared llttlo what tho
condition ot her other garments was.
When a girl reaches this stago the de
scent la usually rapid. She soon de
generates Into that most abhorrent
typo of woman, a sloven. Yet, strango
to say, In tho atmosphcro ot tobacco
smoke, whlkoy fumes, coarse abuse,
and constant Insult, tho girl managed
to keep her rough gallants at a dis
tance and nover sullied her lips with
an oath, and, ln responso to her moth
er's reproaches that were lavished on
her with merciless bitterness when
ever sho sent one ot tho burly ruffians
to tho right-about with a few cold, de
cisive words, and a look in her black
eyes that proved a better safeguard
than a wholo arsenal ot approved
weapons, sho would say quietly, for
tho fiery Impotuous war of words bad
long since burnt Itself out, "I'm wait
ing for Hiram; ho'll marry me nnd I'll
bo a lady yet, mother." Tho discovery
of gold nearly depopulated San Fran
cisco. Thero was such an exodus as
will nover bo seen again ln any ago or
clime. Sailors deserted their ships,
soldiers forgot their nlleglanco to the
flag, professional men, mercantile mon,
men from ovcry walk in life wero
crazed for tho tlmo by tho wild excite
ment that swept, not over America
alone, but over tho whole civilized
world llko a restless tornado, tearing
husbands from wives, paronta from
children, lovers from sweethearts,
youthful dreamers, and even tho feeble
children of Ago, from tho. dear tics and
sacred memories of their Past It waa
a mad merciless raco for wealth; la
borers sldo by side with collegians, artl
nan and patrician, tho preacher and
gambler alf chasing that illusive will-'o-tho-wlsp,
Fortune, who lured them
on with tho maglo Influenco of tho
mghty talisman, Gold. After a few
weeks of restless Inaction for not a
boarder was left Mrs. Burton said:
"Bess, pack up your duds. This town's
played out; we'll sell tho placo and go
to PInccrvlllc." l'lnccrvlllo (alas for
fallen greatness!) was then tho second
Important city In California, and
thither tho tldo of ndventure wna
strongly setting. So to Placcrvllte tho
Burtons journeyed as speedily as might
be with tno pitiful wreck of their lit
(Contlned next week.)
The Unfit Column.
Tho Colusa sailed from Kahulul, Ha
waii, In chargo of Captain Hwart, Oc
tober 21st, for Departure bay, whero
sho was to tako coal. At tho outside
sho ought to havo mado tho voyage In
twenty-flvo days. It has been made In
better tlmo than fourteen. Allowing
plenty of tlmo sho Is practically a
month overdue. Tho Colusa wna built
In 1873. Her gross tounngc Is 1188;
length of keel, 187 feet; beam 38 feet.
Captain John Llbby, manager of tho
Pugot Sound Tugboat Company, snld:
"Thcro Is llttlo or no hopo for either
ot tho vessels. Our tugs havo been on
tho lookout for them for sovcrnl weeks
but not a trnco has been found. Tho
bark carried n cargo worth about $00,
000 nnd the vessel Itself wns valued at
Glenogle' Cnptnln Dciul.
Captain It. 11. Jones, known In many
climes as tho "Sporting Captain," died
nt sea on Nocmbcr 29th on board his
steamship, Glenogle, which wns re
turning to Sun Francisco from Manila,
whither sho had taken tho 32d Infan
try. Captain Jones died after three
days' illness with brain fever. When
tho Glenogle ai rived at Manila Jones
received permission from General Otis
to go to tho front, nnd ho spent two
days on the filing lino with tho sol
diers ho had taken there In hla ship.
When ho returned to tho steamer he
was 111, but upon his arrival at Naga
saki had bo far recovered ns to resume
Scuttle P.-l. ChmigcK Blinds.
Seattle, Wash., Dec. 7. Tho Post-In-tclllgcncer
hns formally changed
hnnds. The names of tho purchasers
are understood to bo E. C. Hughes nnd
Mnurlcn McMlcken, lending Republi
cans nnd members ot tho law Arm of
Struve, Allen, Hughes & McMlcken.
E. B. Piper, the editorial head of tho
pnper and Gcorgo U. Piper, tho busi
ness manager, iinnnuuro their retire
ment. S. P. Weston has been made
business manager. Tho purchaso price
is understood to bo $330,000, the bulk
ot which was paid In cash.
Commander' Wood Detid.
Washington, Dec. 11. Commander
E. P. Wood. U. S. N.. died of typhoid
fever nt his resldenso here today. Ho
was ln command ot tho gunboat Petrel
at tho battle of Manila Bay. Slnco his
return from Manila his health has been
broken and ho lacked tho power to
throw off tho dlscaso which caused his
CAPTAIN DORRIS HOME.
Captain Dorrls, master of the trans
port Morgan City, which struck on tho
rocks In tho China Sea. nnd remained
thcro a wreck, arrived homo ln San
Francisco on tho transport Zenlandln.
Ho remained by his ship until ho wns
satisfied that alio could not be saved,
and then Balled for home.
PER S. S. AUSTRALIA.
Just landed a full lino of grapes,
plums, peaches, apples, Bartlctt pears,
oranges, lemons, celery, cabbage, cau
liflower, cranberries, burbank and red
potatoes, dates, salmon flounders, hali
but, crabs, eastern and California oys
ters (In tin and shell,) turkeys, chick
ens, ducks, quail, chestnuts. A full
lino or canned goods. CAMARINOS
Two moro matched teams Just receiv
ed ex-Irwln. Club Stables, Fort street.
The uso of tho Singer In millions of
homes shows tho unprecedented sue
cct3 ot theso ideal sowing machines.
It Is convincing proof that tho Sluger
oxccla ln nil kinds of family sowing
and art ncodlo work. All our sowing
machines aro ot tho best construction,
beautifully decorated, and aro mounted
on slcccted woods in flnoly finished
cabinets ot artistic designs. B. Bor
screen, agent, 16V6 Bethel 'street
H "W "H "W -H "W j
Of the Genuine
Is the foretaste of the whole day. Spoil
that and we probably spoil all."
Be su-e the coffee Is good, and that'll
LEWIS & CO.,
Telephone tap, i 1 1 Fort St.
Mr. W. M. Giffard will act as Manager
of our Firm during the absence of Mr.
W. G. Irwin.
WM. G. IRWIN Si CO., LTD.
Honolulu, December 8, 1809.
During ray absence from these Islands,
Ar. V. M. Giffard will act for mr under
full power of attorney.
W. G. IRWIN.
Honolulu, Dec. 8, 1899 IJ98-2W
OFFICIAL STATEMENT CONCERN
ING BUBONIC PLAGUE.
Ofllco of the Board of Health,
Honolulu, H. I., December 22, 1899.
On December 12th, 1899, flvo deaths
under suspicious circumstances wcro
icportcd to tho Board of Health. Au
topsies were performed ln each caso
and only two of these, however, havo
been formally declared to bo caBca of
Bubonic Plague. No deaths from Bu
bonic Plague have been reported slnco
tho 12th lust., nnd no deaths under sus
picious circumstances slnco tho 14th
By order of the Board of Health
quarnntlno wns raised on tho 19th
lust, nt 12 o'clock, noon, tho Infected
district having been under strict quar
antine from the 1.1th Instant to that
dntc. Tho houses where the deaths oc
curred aro still under Bitrvcliinncc.
Tho Poit of Honolulu Is hereby de
clared free from dangerous, contngluus
or infectious diseases.
HENRY E. COOPER.
President Board of Health.
Monday, December 23th, 1899,- being
Christmas Day nnd Monday, January
Iflt, 1900, being New Year's Day, will bo
observed as National Holidays and all
Government Ofllcos throughout tho Re
public will be clohed on tlioso days.
Minister of the Interior.
Interior Odlce, Deo. 22, 1899.
A rownrd of $23.00 will be paid for
Information that will lead to tho ar
rest and conviction of nny person or
persona who shall defneo In nny man
ner nny of tho Street Signs In the City
Minister of tho Interior.
Interior Olllce, Dec. 21, 1899.
In uccnrrintico with Section 1 of
Chapter XXVI of tho laws of 1SS0:
All persons holding water privileges
or those paying w liter ratM, nro here
by notified that tho water rated for
tho term ending Juuo 'JO, 1993, will ho
dtto nnd payable :it lho ofllco of tho
Honolulu Wuter Works, 0.1 tho 1st day
of Jnnuary, 1900.
All such rates remaining unpaid for
15 days after they uro duo will bo sub
ject to an additional 10 per cent.
All privileges upon which rates re
main unpaid February 16, 1900, (30
days after becoming delinquent,) nre
llnblo to suspension without further
Rates nro payable at tho office of
tho Water Works In tho Knpunlwa
Sup't. Honolulu Water Works.
Honolulu, II. I., Dec. 22, 1899.
TENDERS FOR SUPPLIES.
Ofllco of tho Board ot Health,
Honolulu, if. I., Dec. 20 ,1899.
Tenders for furnishing tho Burenu ot
Health with supplies specified ln tho
following schedules, for the period ot
six months ending Juno 30, 1900, will
bo received at thla, ofllco until Wcdncs
day, 12 o'clock noon, December 27th,
Bids for Items ot each schedulo must
bo mado separately, and each tender
endorsed: "Tcndors for Supplies."
Tho Board does not bind itself to ac
ccpt the lowest or any bid.
HENRY E. COOPER,
President Board of Health.
Material and Supplies of tho best
quality for tho Leper Settlement, Mo
lokal, 10 bo delivered lu quantities or
dered, and subject to Inspection and
approval by Agents of tho Board of
Health, f. o. b. Island steamers.
Lumber, N. W. rough, per M.
Lumber, T & G N. W, lxC, per M.
Lumber, R. W. surfaced, por M.
Shingles, R, W. por M.
Battens, x3, R. W. per M.
tonco Tosts, R. W. each.
Doors, 2x0x0, 1U ln. 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'B genuine, per
lurpentlno, per gal.
Cement, Whlto Bros, Portland, per bbl,
Llmo, per bbl.
anlw Iron Roofing, C, 7, 8, nnd 9 feet
PROVISIONS AND SUPPLIES.
Bread, Medium, samples to bo furnish
ed, up to 800 cases.
Bread, S. P., Am. Bis. Co., up to 30
Baking Towder, 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 Konn, up to 12 sacks.
Charcoal, guava, up to 200 bags.
Coal, Departuro 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 ( 10 lbs each.)
Wheat, up to 10 Backs.
Hay and Grain of tho best quality
to bo delivered nt tho Garbago Btables,
near corner of Queen or South street.
Tender must bo for weight delivered
nt tho Stables,
Hay, Wheat or Oat, up to 150 bales.
Bran, Wheat, up to 150 bags.
Onls, up to 150 bags.
Supplies of tho best quality to bo de
livered at tho lnsano Asylum In qunn-
tltlcsrcqulred nnd subject to Inspection
and approval of tho Medical Superin
tendent. Beef, bne fore-qunrter rumps nnd
rounds, about 150 pounds per day,
Beef steak (loin,) 4 lbs per day.
Bread, fresh loaf 1-lb, about 40 loaves
Bread, Medium, per lb, 4 cases per
Beans, Ilnyo, 100 lbs per month.
Baking Powder, Royal, 8-oz tins, 1
doz. per month.
Brooms, Steamboat or Mill, 1 doz. per
Coffeo, green Konn, 100 lbs per month.
Flour, G. G. or Crown, 1 bbl per month.
Onions, 1 crato per month.
Potatoes, Island, 10 bags per month.
Pork, extra clear, i bbl per month.
Rice, No. 1, Haw., 7 bags per month.
Salmon, best red, 3 bbls per month.
Sugur, No. 1 raw, 4 bags per month.
Tea, China Pouchong, 1 chest per
Tomatoes, canned, per doz., 3 cases
Coal, Departure Day, 1 ton per month.
TENDERS FOR PURCHASE OF
HIDES AND TALLOW.
Ofllco of tho Board ot Health.
Honolulu, H. I., Dec. 20, 1899.
Tenders for purchase of Hides nnd
Tallow belonging to tho Burenu ot
Health for tho period of six months
ending Juno 30, 1900, will bo received
at thla ofllccr until 12 o'clock, noon,
Wednesday, Decembor 27th, 1899.
Tho tender must bo for tho price per
pound for Hides nnd Tallow 'delivered
on tho wharf, Honolulu, on weights ap
proved by Agonts of tho Board ot
Health. Payments required ln U. S.
Gold Coin, immediately after delivery.
Tho Board docs not bind Itself to nc
ccpt any bid.
HENRY E. COOPER,
President Board of ticauh.
NOTICE TO CORPORATIONS.
In conformity with Section 1014 of
tho Civil Code, aU'Corpofatloaa are
hcroby notified to make a lull aid ac
curate exhibit ot tho state of their af
fairs for tho year ending December 81,
1899, such exhibit to bo filed in the In
terior Department on or before the
31st day of January, 1900.
Blanks for this purposo will be fur
nished upon application to tho Interior
Upon failure of any corporation to
present tho exhibit within tho time re
quired, tho Mlnlstor of the Interior,
will, cither himself or by ono or more
commissioners appointed by him, call
for the production ot tho books and
papers of the corporation and examine
Its officers touching the affaire, under
Minister of the Interior.
Interior Ofllco, November 11. IBM.
Holders of water privileges, or those
paying water rates, aro hereby notified
that tho hours for Irrigation purposes
aro from C to 8 o'clock a. m. nnd from
i to C o'clock p. m.
Superintendent Water Works.
Approved by A. YOUNO,
' Minister of Interior.
. Honolulu, Juuo 14, 189.