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Yol. VIII. No. 1418.
HONOLULU, H. I., WEDNESDAY', JANUAUV i), 1900.
Pkioh 5 Cents.
AN INDEPENDENT BOARD
HAS NO FEARS FOR HAWAII
SURVEY OF CARSON WRECK
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BUT ONB SUSPICIOUS CASE
Work o( Weeding Out Chinatown
,- Goes on Rapidly.
Nearly 200 at the Kakaako Barracks
Case od Merchant Street Doubtful
Honolulu District Quarantined.
2-30 p. m. Thero la but llttlo
excitement In Hoard of Health
ttrcloa today. But few cases of
Illness have been reported. Tho
finding of tho caso of tho Chlneso
HUSf'cct from rnuahl street, men
tioned ejsewhcrft Ib tho only Indi
cation of plague reported for tho
, A Suspicious Case.
Ur. Howard was called to tho hfjuso
on lUuohl street Just below tho engine
house this afternoon. There ho found
Inn Chun, tho Chinaman mentioned In
yesterday's Bulletin as having been
found by Wm. Crawford and told to re
port nt military hcadquartcis. Tho
(DM waB considered vory suspicious
mid the Chinaman was Immediately re
moved to tho plague hospital In Ka
kaako, whero the development of tnc
tne will be ciosciy.waicneu.
Stubborn Nntlvo Woman.
When tho residents of tho block
limned today were removed yester
day afternoon, nn elderly Hawaiian
woman, weighing somo 350 pounds, and
ullllctcd with paralysis, refused to be
moved, saying that the Hoard of
Health could burn down the building
about her head. J.nt,cr on Armstrong
Smith nnd nnothcr ofllrlal of the Board
of Health were despatched to tho
scene. They went first to tho police
station for a natlvo officer to act na
translator. When tho matter was ex
plained to the old lody she agreed to
go to tho detention barracks. A
stretcher was brought Into use nnd tho
woman removed to tho street. As tho
native woman could not get Into a
buck on account of her size, an ex
pires wagon was secured for her re
Some Doubt Expressed.
Doctots of tho Board of Health are
In aonio doubt about tho case of the
Japanese removed from Maunakea
street to tho plaguo hospital yesterday
afternoon, notwithstanding tho fact
that Dr. Scaparono made the report
that It was a caso ofho plague. Tho
hj mptoms nro rathersusplclous, but It
Is by no means a clearly denned case.
Posts the Guards.
Armstrong Smith has been assigned
the duty of going with the various
physicians of tho Board of Health and
of posting guards outside various
places reported as containing sick peo
ple. If tho physician comes out and
ivnorts n caso as not susplclcu.1 tho
uuards nro removed. If otherwise tho
guards nro left.
rr. Hoffmnn. covornment bacteriO'
loglst, fetatcd this morning that U
would bo fully eight dnys b-foro tho
announcement of his results from his
nntltoxlnu experiment can bo made.
Today ho obtained two mou guinea
plus and set to work with them.
Walled tor Friends.
It was reported nt the Board of
Health office yesterday afternoon that
there was a lot of wailing tit a place
on tho slopes of Punchbowl. A caso
of death from tho plaguo was feared
by home of tho residents of tho place.
Dr. Scaparono was sent tip to Investi
gate and found that a lot of Portu
guese woro walling becauso n long ab
sent rolatlvo had just returned.
Merchant Street Case.
The caeo of tho Japanese woman on
Merchant street la bolng very closely
watched nnd guards aro stationed at
tho gate. Tho Japanese physicians in
ntteddanco think tho caso a busptcloua
ono and want tho woman removed to
tho plague hospital, but tho doctors of
the Board of Health da not imiive it is
a caso of tho plaguo and have refused
to -allow removal to such a place as
the hospital whero plague patients aro
Kakaako Quarantine Barracks.
Work is being rapidly pushed on the
new buildings nnd sheds at the quaran
tine barracks In Kakaako. A long row
near tho mauka fenco of tho enclosure
Id almost finished. Tho offico and ex
amination rooms near the gato will
probably do dono In a dny or two.
Yesterday afternoon 111 Japanese,
Chinese and Ilawatians from tho Ke
Kaollko block wero removed to the
quarantine barracks, this lot swelling
tho number in detention to 103. Tho
llawallans have been given the upper
Moor of tho old building so that they
may bo by themselves. Tho Chlneso
and Jnpaneso nro distributed ubout In
the other places.
Dr. Bowman has been assigned for
duly at tho barracks until today, he
had been examining those in deten
tion twice every day. but fiom now on
examination will tako placu only once
, n day. J. II. Fisher, with his ablo as
sistant, J. L. McCombe, aro doing good
' work at tho place. Tho guards on duty
aro as follows: M. Qulnn, II. Kramra,
II. Turner, A. T. Anderson, H. Lubeck
und J, Soderbcrg. V. C. Teunant Is In
charge with the rank of captain of police.-
JhSltftriiT- ifrf-111'i 1 i'r-TTi- '1 V n
Executive Ready to Give Up Its Place
in Board of Health,
Recommendation to Washington-Giving Out
Official News Discussed -General Corre
spondence Free Appropriation?.
At a meeting of tho Executivo Coun
cil this forenoon thero wero present
President Dole and nil the Ministers,
with tho exception of(Attorney Gen
eral Cooper, absent attending to Board
of Health duties.
The question of tho position of Mr.
Cooper as Attorney General and Presi
dent of tho Board of Health wa
brought up. Tho Council felt that the
two offices should bo separated nnd
that of president of tho Board of
Health established. Mr. Cooper will
bo conferred with 'about tho matter.
If It is fully decided to scparato the po
sitions, It Is probablo that such n re
commendation will bo mado to the
Administration in Washington so that
a law to that effect bo Inserted In the
This question was brought up
through tho development of tho Im
mense amount of work in the hands
of tho president of tho Board of ollalth
during tho present situation, making It
lmposslblo for full nttentlon to bo paid
to matters In connection with tho offlco
of Attorney General.
Tho matter of giving to tho public
news received from Washington wis
brought up on nccount of tho opinion
freely expressed by somo pcoplo that
not enough Is given out nnd nn opinion
expressed by others that too much Is
given out. It wns tho sense of the
Council that In general, matters of nn
tlonnl interest bo made known to the
public. President Dolo stated to the
Bulletin reporter thnt thero wero Bonio
general matters that could not be
given out until disposed of. Ho gave
as an cxnmplo matters under corres
pondence. Correspondence dealing
with Individuals cannot be given out.
This leaves the situation In tho matter
of giving out news Just about where It
Tho last matter discussed at the
meeting wns that of appropriations r.f
tcr tho biennial period ending with
January 1, 1900. It was decided by tho
Council that the law makes no distinc
tion and that the same rate nsrtor
Instance, in tho matter of salaries, can
bo continued until nnothcr appropria
tion Is made. As an example, Presi
dent Dolo gavo tho Pall road and the
appropriation of $30,000 therefor. This
sum has been expended nnd, nccordlng
to tho opinion of tho Executivo Coun
cil, thero Is n rccnactment of this un
der tho now period, another $30,000 Is
considered appropriated nnd money can
bo spent out of this until thd road Is
Tho application of John Plvcr for n
wholesale liquor license was deferred.
About the Mariposa.
Upon Inquiry at tho offico of the
agents of tho Oceanic S. S. Co., tho
Bulletin representative was Informed
that tho probability is that tho trans
port Centennial arrived In San Fran
cisco with news regarding tho condi
tion of health matters hero on tho 1.6th
ult., or ono day beforo -the Mariposa
left, in which case tho latter steamer
will most likely refuso passengers and
freight nnd tako only tho malls for this
Should this bo the caso the mall will
probably be delivered to tho pilot boat
and tho steamer contlnuo on her way
without any further communication.
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Hon, Arthur Sewall Speaks of Ex
tending American Laws.
Hawaii Is a Part or the Nation and Will Be
Recognized All Ntw Possessions Will Be
Brought In -Shipping Laws.
The fear that Congress will dis
criminate against Hawaii In refcrenco
to tho extension of American laws Is
not shared by Hon .Arthur Sewall now
visiting tho Islands.
With vast private Interests, and nn
Intlmnto acquaintance with tho public
men of tho United States, both in busi
ness nnd politics, fow men who have
over visited Hawaii nro In better posi
tion to speak of tho trend of the ruling
sentiment nmong powerful factors in
politics and flnnnco than Mr. Sewall.
In business relations alono he Is as
sociated with a strong and thoroughly
American clement which keeps In con
stant touch with tho tendencies of pub
lic sentiment nnd Its effect upon the
action of Congress. No man Is better
ablo to size up tho national situation,
nnd fortunntely for Hawaii Mr. Sow-all
Is ono of the few Eastern public men
and capitalists who Is deeply and In
timately Interested In tho commercial
progress of these Islands.
Mr. Sowall was asked yesterday If ho
anticipated any serious opposition to
tho extension of American shipping
laws to Hawaii.
"I do not," wns tho prompt reply.
"Tho only thing you havo to fear Is
the Immonso amount of business that
Congress has on hand. It t possible
under the circumstances that a slight
opposition might cnuso delay of ac
tion, but thero Is no doubt as to tho
"Your pcoplo don't want to make
tho mistake of opposing tho extension
of any Amcrlcnn laws. You should
tako all you can get nnd nsk for more."
"Do you think thero will bo any
particular discrimination against Ha
waii In other lines?"
"Of courso not. These Inlands have
been taken In as n part of tho nation.
Shipping laws and all other laws arc
yours Just as much as the flag Is yours,
It Is premature to speak of extension
of laws to tho Philippines and Poito
Hlco. ucing conquered tcrmory, con-
Hlderablg time must bo granted to
straighten thorn out, but Inally I bc
llovo thnt nil tho new tcrrltcry, the
Philippines, Porto Rico nnd Cuba will
bo granted full rights nnd privilege!
under American law.
"There Is no chanco for tho enact
ment of n frco ship bill or any legisla
tion along that' line. After all tho
trouble that caring for tho new
possession hns given, It will bo little
enough to give our shipping men tlitf
benefits of tho domestic carrying
traile. Yes. there aro influences at
work, English nnd German shipping
men of Now York, that will attempt
to forestall legislation fuvornblo to
American ships, but they will not de
feat us. Tho Hannn-Puyno subsidy
bill will probably pass the Scnato this
session. I don't know about It getting
through tho House. It has come to be
good deal of a party mcasuro and
you know thero is a small majority In
"Do you think thero nre sufficient
American ships tb handle our Island
"Enough and to spare. Don't worry
about American Bhlps. We have often
offered moro ships than were taken
nnd we'ro ready to do more In tho
steamship line when cargoes nro dis
tributed beyond other lines that thoso
Mr. Sewall'a attention was brought
to the dispatch In tho Bulletin stating
that Governor Jones, tho Democratic
Governor of Arkansas, had como out
strongly for expansion.
"I'm not surprised. This nntl-cx-panslon
business Is largely worked up
by a mugwump clement, nnd taken up
by the party to n certain oxtent in op
position to the Administration. But I
don't believe our next convention will
declare against expansion."
In closing his conversation, Mr.
Sownll remarked that Hawuli Is a mag
nificent country. "Thcso evenings aro
as cool and delightful as any of tho
summer evenings we get in Maine and
wo nro building up a big eummcr tpur
1st business there. Hawaii ought to
get tho tourists In tho wlntor months
Escaped Military Gallows.
Huntington, W. Va Dec. 21. Hon.
L. P. Mllllgan died today. Ho was 87
years of age, and his namo Is familiar
In national history. In 1864 ho was ar
rested on tho chargo of treason and
placed In a military prison at Indian
apolis. A military commission found
him guilty and ho was sontenced to
bo hanged on May 19, 1865.
Tho gallows woro erected, but be
foro tho execution tho sentenco was
commuted to llto Imprisonment. Later
tho case was presented to tho Supremo
Court and James A. Garfield mado ono
of the arguments In Colonel MUllgan's
behalf and tho prisoner was released.
Ho returned to .Huntington and re
sumed tho practleo of law, In which
hn rnnflnued until 1897. when he with
drew from the bar because of dcfectlvo
hearing and other infirmities,
J. .-MSSLrfAl wii&j
American Consul Responds to Re
quest of Capt. Plllz.
Visit to the Wik-Divers at Work Cutting
Away Rigging -Steamers Soon to Be Sent
OulfW Take Out Coal.
Following tho request of Captain
Iiltz of tho William Carson, through
his attorney, Paul Ncuman, tho Amer
ican Consul appointed n Board of Sur
vey to Inquire Into the condition nnd
position of tho wreck of the William
A board, consisting of Commander
Merry, Lieutenant Commander Pond
nnd Captain Wm. Clark, vlsltrd tho
wreck this morning, using tho steam
launch of tho Iroquois for that pur
pobe. Tho board wn s requested to
make a careful and minute survey ns
to her position, condition of the spars
nnd hull; also to render nn opinion ns
to tho best means to bo ndopted to
save tho vessel and cargo for tho bene
fit of parties most concerned.
After n thorough examination the
board returned to Commandc Merry's
office and prepared a report which will
not be mado public until tomorrow.
The Cnrson still lays on her beam
ends In about ten fathoms, her stern
and spars of her foremast bhowing
high out of water. Thero nro nt pres
ent no steamers at work on her, al
though the Wilder Steamship Co. has
a smnll boat alongside and divers
busily at work cutting tho rigging and
removing tho Binall spars. It Is anti
cipated that tho steamer Hawaii will
bo sent out by the samo company to
day, with a largo pump and a cnmploto
outfit to removo what coal is left in
tho hold. Two of the masts will then
probably bo pulled out and tho vessel,
ns soon ns righted, towed Into port.
It this plan la carried out It will ion
sumo several 'days beforo satisfactory
results can be' obtained.
Tho question of salvage can not be
nnswered until those who havo claims
havo recorded them nnd tho court has
rendered a decision. At prehont It is
difficult to find out who tho claimants
will bo, ns the Carson Is by no means
safe In port and It may be n case of
chickens before they nro
Another Railway Injunction.
Tho troubles of tho Tramways Com
pany aro not yet over. Tho Honolulu
Itnpld Transit & Land Co. this morn
ing began nn nctlon against them ask
ing for nn Injunction restraining them
from tho laying of their second track.
Tho restraining order wns not signed
by Judge Stanley but ho lsssucd nn
order citing tho Tram Company to
appear beforo him to morrow morning
at 9:30 o'clock nnd show cause why an
Injunction should not bo Isssued stop
ping tho work now being done.
This will bring tho case directly to
an Issue nnd tho much debated ques
tion will onco moro bo nlrcd In tho
Mainland Contract Laborers.
Baltimore, Dec. 21. Local lmmlgra
tlon authorities nro making despernto
efforts to keep contract laborers out of
the country nnd last week thirty who
had como hero on tho steamship Mun-
chen were returned to Germany. On
the Hannover, which arrived on Mon
day woro 100 men who have no money
and who nro bound for Pennsylvania.
It Is suspected they nro contract la
borers, and they aro detained at tho
Immigrant house tit Locust l'oint,
pending nn Investigation.
Police Court Notes.
In tho Police Court this forenoon tho
following cbbcs wero disposed of: Ja
cinto Banavltz, manslaughter In first
decree. January 4: W. King, assault
and battery on Kalwl, $t and costs;
aeorco Houriitallng. perjury, commit
ted for trial; Carl Klcmmo, belling
enlrltuous Ilnunr without a llcens
ball forfeited;. W. A. Pelxoto, assault
and battery on Ah Ming, l and costs;
James Kuplhea, deserting contract
servico, ordered to return; Kano, as
sault and battery on Ah Mo, $5 and
costs; Bhlmaham, cruelty to animals,
10 and costs.
Assault and Battery.
Nick Brcham wns arrested this af
ternoon on tho charge of assault and
battery on Q. II. nerroy. Breham
watched for Bcrroy until ho emerged
from an offico on Queen street nnd then
proceeded to pound him with his can.
Berrcy grabbed Brcham, tripped him
nnd then took a scat on him until the
pollco arrived. Bcrroy was scratched
about tho right hand and faco from tho
cano blow. Tho troublo nroso over a
bill thnt Berrcy was trying to collect.
Land lias Been Leased.
The government has obtained from
tho Bishop Estnto, n leaso nt Wala
kamllo in tho Knpalawa district, to bo
used as a placo for the quarantine bat'
racks. This comprises In tho neigh
borhood of twenty-flvo acres.
The Evening Bulletin, 75 cents per
MOST POPULAR OF THE -POPULAR
Opportunity Offered to Register Votes and
Grant a Favor to Captains of the
Island Fleet -- Medium of the
Tho Bullotln Inaugurates today a
voting contest for tho most popular
captain of the Inter-Island steamer
A pnlr of Bardou's famous binocu
lars from tho store of H. F. Wlchman
& Co. Is offered as tho prize to tho cap
tain who shall secure this enviable dis
These glnsscs nto mounted with
aluminum, which makes them very
light and thus not tlresomo to hold to
the eyes. Tho lenses nro guaranteed
tho finest made, tho field of vlow being
extra largo and tho glasses aro recom
mended by Mr. Wlchmnn ns tho best
on tno market. They wilt mako n prize
worth striving for, beside tho honor of
being named as the most popular of
These glasses may bo seen in tho
show windows of Wlchman's store and
may bo examined at any tlmo by any
of those Interested In tho contest.
A coupon good for ono voto will be
printed nt tho top of tho first pago in
each Issuo of tho paper during tho con
tinuation of this contest, which will
JAPANESE TRY TO ESCAPE
Unsuccessful Attempt to Rush Guard
cf the Soldiers Thrown Over-Knife
Drawn and Coat Slashed-Shot .
In the Air.
Tar.cgawa was anestud by Privates
Kolama and Pedra ut Post 13, Kitkul
and itlver btreets, nt about 1:30 o'clock
this morning, ho having attempted to
break past tho quarantine line. The
story ns told by tho guards Is as fol
lows: Tanegawa, throe Japanese women
and several othei'.Jniiaiieso made nn
attempt to bribe Gunid Knlninn who
took tho $3 offered ami theu started to
arrest the gang. Tho Japaneso seeing
their dilemma mado a break to got
past. Guard Pedra rushed to the as
sistance of Knlama but was bowled
over, ono of the women grabbing him
uiouud tho legs nnd n Japanese catch
ing him about tho throat.
Pedra then fired off his gun. This
frightened the Jnpaneso who scamper
ed away. Knlama was keeping hold of
Tanegnwti when thir Japaneso drew a
knife and mado a slash at him. Kn
lama Jumped back Just In time, tho
point of the knlfo cutting his blouse
across tho front wihout making the
least scratch on his body.
Tho shot attracted tho attention of
Corporal Mitchell who, with others,
assisted tho guards in tho arrest of
Tanognwn and tho three women. Tho
latter, on account of their dresses and
cumbersome shoes wero unable to run
nway. Tho threo women were re
leased upon being taken to military
headquarters, ns thero Is no placo in
which to keen them. However, their
names and addresses wero taken for
Upon searching Tanegawa it was
found that tho follow had received n
cut. In tho neck, probably from Guard
Kalnma'8 bayonet when tho scuffio was
In progress. Dr. Garvin dressed tho
wound. Tnnegnwn stated that ho had
been In tho country three yenrs and
that he was an employe In Shlma
When the troublo at tho Kukul and
Itlver street post was learned nn
extra guard was sent to tho placo. This
is tho post past which a body of Jap
aneso tried to escape a few nights ago,
but wero stopped by soldiers and po
llco. It Is very dark thero nnd the
favornblo for anything of tho
Ah Chung, Ah Chin nnd Ah Knl wero
arrested at 0:45 o'clock this morning
by tho guard at Post 10. Kukul lane.
Tho thrco Chinamen handed over
money to bo allowed to pass out of tho
quarantined district. Tho guard took
the money nnd then arrested tho men.
Ah Song Is another Chinaman who
tried to do tho samo thing and was
treated In tho same manner by Guard
Kalawa at tho corner of Kukul nnd
River streets. As In tho former caso
tho money was handed over at head
quarters. The prisoners are detained at the
military headquarters on King street.
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The Boston Lyrics.
Business at tho Orpheum shows no
signs of falling off, Erminlo being
again played last night to a good
house. Tho nttractlon for tonight and
tomorrow ovcnlng will bo Martha,
whllo Mascotto will bo represented on
Friday evening, Saturday matinee and
,jt A dr-'
months, closing on March 31.
For those not satisfied to wait for
each successive issue of tho paper In
order to cast a voto for their favorite,
tho following plan Is adopted:
For each new subscription that Ib
turned In n coupon will be Issued en
titling tho holder to cast a stated num
ber of votes for whatever candidate
ho may select, nccordlng to the Iongth
of tlmo of the subscription.
One month subscription 40 otes.
Thrco inontliB " ICO "
Six months " 350
Ono year " 750 "
Tho votes will be counted weekly
and the standing of tho contest an
nounced In tho paper. The result will
no doubt bo awaited with much Inter
est by all those on this and tho other
Islands who have traveled In tho Isl
and "ferry boats" nnd are acquainted
with tho uniform courtesy nnd oblig
ing disposition of their captains.
Tho contest for first place should be
a closo ono.
JACK LUCAS HURT.
As Jack Lucas was coming Into
town In his open buggy from his homo
In Maklkl this morning he met with
nn accident thnt bruised and scratched
him to qui to nn extent. Upon arriv
ing outBldo tho Mchrtcn premises on
Beretnnla street one of tho wheels of
the carrlaco camo off. Tho horso bc-
camo frightened and ran Into tho fence.
Jack fell out and was considerably cut
about the face, while tho concussion
hurt his back. After moro tearing
about between tho trees the horso got
loose nnd left tho carriage standing.
Dead Clilnnmiin Found.
A dead Chinaman wns found In 11
pond back of tho old fish pond In tho
rear of tho old Chlneso theater nt A1I.1
late yesterday afternoon. Ills Identity
could not bo learned. To all appear
ances tho mnn fell in nnd wns drowned.
Tho theory thnt has gained most cre
denco Is thnt tho fellow got away from
the quarantined district nnd upon be
ing pursued, ran nt random nnd fell
Into tho wnter. A coroner's Inquest
wns held Inst night and n verdict of ac
cidental drowning returned. Deceased
had about $20 In his pockets wiieu
Cruelty to Animals.
A Jnpaneso driver of n gaibago
wagon was arrested by Humano Officer
Mrs. Craft this morning on tho charge
ot cruelty to animals. Tho horso ho
was driving had a very bad sore on Its
back and looks as If It had been starv
ed. AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION.
An nuxlous colored parent dictated
the following letter of inquiry to tho
"Mister 'Klnley. wo'en you fust
started do war my ol'est boy, w'lch
wuz do prop en upholin cr my age,
gono wld do Bojers ter do Philistines
cz cook w'lch ho Is a good cook, cf I
docs tell It myself. But cz I nln't hern
1 urn him senco ho lor, I wants ter
know, ef you plense, suh Is ho still
cookln' in do Philistines, or has dc
Philistines cooked him? His fust
name wuz John, but ho never had no
yuthcr. You kin fin' 'lm easy, how
somover, 'kaso ho had ono eyo on ono
sldo w'lch ho couldn't see out, en ho
could sing 'Suwanco River' en 'Swing
Low, Sweet Chceryoot' ter bent do
ban'!" Atlanta Constitution.
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