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HONOLULU, H. I., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1000.
Pkiob 5 OENre.
.C- j0- UTTilir -jf
THREE DEAD, ONE NEW CASE
Burning of Block 10 Yill Probably
Detention Barracks Rapidly Approaching Com-
pieties iDfectcd Buildings Burned Today
General Condition Brighter.
2:45 p m. Another suspicious
cane was'ropoited at tho Bo-ird of
The suspect being one of tho
odorless excaator men.
2:30 p. m. Tho situation Is ex
tremely quiet today. No now
cases have been reported by tho
physicians on the Hoard of Health,
although reports of "suspicious"
cases havo been lite.
- .1 a
It has been two days then since
case of tho plague was icportcd
people nt tho Hoard of Health
oinco uro hopeful of a completo
cessation of the plague In tho near
Three Japanese Arrested.
Tlnee Japanese Nnknmui a, Sayo
and Fuji were nnestcd yesterday by
Marshal Drown on tho chnigo of riot,
tho complaint having been inado by Dr.
Kobayashl. Theso men aro now at tho
guard houso on King street whero they
will remain, subject to the orders of
Or. Mltamura, who was assaulted
yesterday by theso three Japanese nnd
others, did not caio to make a charge
-J against Fuji, tho big Japaneso men
i tloncd in yesterday's Bulletin, but Dr.
Kobayashl did not Intend to let tho
offense go, so ho inado tho charge.
The Japaneso wero In n threatening
attitude all day yesterday but today
they aro quiet and seem to be disposed
to listen to reason.
: Meeting of Chinese.
- There was n largo attendance at tho
meeting of Chinese merchants In quar
antine .n tho Infected district in tho
halt of the Chinese United Society on
King street yesterday afternoon. Tho
business was tho appointment of an nt
" , torncy of tho city to act for tho Chln-
eso merchants In tho matter of tho
claim for damages ugalnst the govern-
tment. After n great deal of discussion
Paul Neumann was nppolnted. It was
then explained that tho claims of tho
Chinese shouhltbe turned oer to him
for action. It was also decided that tho
sum of $500 bo paid to Mr. Neumann
and that, In tho matter of claims, flvo
cents on a dollar bo allowed him.
KuumnhnpllI Mull Service.
Mr. Hilts has been apoplntcd super
intendent of the Postal Department in
Chinatown and upon him devolves tho
' duty of handling nil tho mall and prop
er, erly fumigating tho same, as well as
uttcudlug to nil postofflce business
wChlncso and Japaneso in the Infected
,V- district find necessary to transact. As-
slhtlng him in tho work aro two clerks,
one a Japanese nnd tho other a China
man. To show tho amount of work In
this line that comes under the superin
tendence of Mr. Hilts the following
i coord for January 7, tho banner day,
Is ghen: Letters posted. GS2; letters
delivered, 1,003; total. 1.GS3.
Work of Scows.
tfbr tho nast three days, four scows
havo been busy taking outshlo tho har
bor, tho filth of Chinatown that has
been accumulating for years and which
now, through tho work of efficient
oflicera of tho Board of Health In
Chinatown. Is being rapidly gathered
together. Theso scows are moored at
tho foot of Maunakea street until the
wagons fill them with the refuse and
then they aro towed to sea by tho Ka-
A-na. Among tho waste material taken
ifimt yesterday was tho corrugated iron
"from tho roofs of buildings recently
destroyed. -Twofor three tilps a day
Wearing Police Badge.
Inspectors In tho Infected district to
lay mado tho report to Marshal Brown
' that shllo making their regular rounds
last night they discovered two natives
nnd n whlto man wearing police stare
and badges on their hats with tho word
Spoclal." They stated that theso mon
havo no connection whatever with tho
pollco department nnd ask that an In
stigation, bo Instituted nt once. Evi
dently those fellows havo either stolon
or manufactured theso badges and aro
using tho samo to got in and out of
Was Not Plague.
A physician of tho Board of Health
was 6ummoned to tho coiner of Pauhl
and River streets this morning, a re
port having been sent to tho Board
ofllce that a Japaneso woman had died.
Investigation showed death from n
dlbcaso other than the plaguo and tho
1 elatlvcs of tho deceased wero allowed
to keep tho body in tho house. This
morning Buddhist ceremonies wero
performed by attending priests.
Young Japanese Dead.
The young Japanese who was Dr.
Kobayashl's assistant and who was
taken from tho Vineyard street premi
ses to tho pest houso last Sunday, died
last night and his body was cremated
Thcro aro at present eighteen build
ings on tho way nt tho detention camp
In Wnlakamllo. Of these, six have al
ready been completed. There are thrco
hundred men at work nt tho camp and
great progress Is being mado under tho
management of C. B. Wilson.
At present thcro Is accommodation
for about 400 pcoplo and by Saturday
Superintendent Wilson will bo nblo to
tako caro of at least a thousand. It Is
stnted on good authority that some
people from Chinatown will bo re
moved to tho Walakamllo detention
Population of Chinatown.
Dlght blocks In Chinatown, accord
ing to tho census taken by Dr. Pratt
yesterday, snow tho following popula
tion: Block 1, 1,834: block 2, 2,893;
block 4, 3GS; block C, 331; block 8, 201;
block 9, 470; block 10, 258; block 11,
350. Total, 3,711. Tho census of tho
icmnlnlng seven blocks will bo com
pleted today. Dr. Pratt thinks that
Chinatown win show about 7,000 In
habitants. Lllllm 8trcct Buildings Burned.
'I lip lire dcpaitmcnt was sent to tho
corner of Llllha and Kuaklnl streets
this morning to burn tho buildings on
tho premises from which Kahelellhl,
nffected with tho plague, was taken.
Thero wero four buildings In tho lot
and theso wero all razed to tho ground.
Twenty-four peoplo living In theso
places have been removed to tho rtc
tenlon camp In Kakaako.
Death of Plague Patients.
Kehclcllhi. tho young Hawaiian
stricken with tho plague, was removed
to tho hospital in Kakaako yesterday
nfternoon whero ho died at llttlo later
on. Klwara, the Japaneso woman from
Nuuanu street nbovo Beretanla, died
at tho Kakaako hospital last nlgiit.
Both tho bodies of theso plague victims
have been cremated.
Problem Has Solved Itself.
Tho problem of removing tho deni
zens of Pnuahi street to another lo
cality, agitated by sovcral Christian
workers of tho city has solved Itself
by means of tho appearance of the
In Block 10.
President Wood and members of tho
Board of Health aro busy with tho
work of making an Inspection of Block
10 this morning preparatory to setting
the placo afire Filday morning. ,
TO INVESTIGATE RIiSOURCHS.
C. F. Saylor, tho attache of tho Na
tional Agricultural Department who
arrived In the Mariposa, Is laying out
for himself a comprehensive plan of
Investigation of tho agricultural re
sources of tho Islands. Ho Intends
making a stay hero of four months.
Ills researches will bo conducted In
every sugar planting district. Noto will
ho mado by him of tho Irrigation con
ditions of different localities, and ho
will collect nil nvallablo climatic data.
Ho will especially Investigate tho re
sources of general agriculture, as well
as horticulture, In every part ! the
group. Mr. Saylor's report will bo Il
lustrated with maps of all tho islands.
An edition of ono hundred thousand
copies of tho report will ho distributed
at Washington, a largo portion going
each to tho House of Representatives
nnd tho Senate.
Old passes Into tho Infected districts
are being revoked and new ones Issued
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TALKING ABOUT THE GABLE
Electrical Engineers of New York and
Chicago Discuss It.
Paper by Capt. C. 0 Squlcr- Barriers of Ha-will-Pnlllpplne
Route Can Be Easily Over
come To Repair Ships.
Chicago, Dee. 28. At meetings held
simultaneously In Chicago and Now
York last evening papers on a Pacific
cable as projected by tho United States
Government wero given beforo tho
Eastern nnd Western branches of the
American Institute of Electrical En
gineers. Tho papers read beforo tho Now
York and Chicago meeting wero pre
sented by Captain G. O. Squlcr of
Washington. Tho papers wero com
posed principally of tho technical
Points of tho sevnrnl nrntinor.il mnin.
across tho Pacific ocean surveyed by
mis countiy nnd tho British Govern
ment. The cardinal point for both tho
Government rntilnn n nrnlnpiml la timt
they touch nowhero but nt possessions
01 mo uovernmont contronng thorn,
Which tiolnt wns nrirnil ilrmii'lv l,.
President McKlnley In his last annual
Mr. Squlcr advocates a combination
between the two nmvprit. flrnnt ltHtnln
nnd tho United States as to tho pro
posed cauies. such plan would permit
either to uso tno wires controlcd by the
other In case of nn Interruption.
Speaking of tho recent Government
surveys; Captain Squlcr said: ''As
to tho route westward from Hawaii to
tho Philippines, tho preliminary survey
tho Government Is now making shows
two unusual physical features. Ono Is
n Rlllim.ll'lnn tnnimtntti rlolnfr frnm n
depth of 2,200 fathoms to within 82
ininoms 01 tno surrnco nnd tho other is
ono of tho deepest abysses yet found
In tho world, nlhintnil Ran mllno wnot
of Guam nnd moro than 4,900 fathoms
in tiepin. nieso oDstades can both be
avoided by detours."
Captain Squlcr said If n cable was laid
tho Government ought to see that two
completo repair ships wero "kept In Pa
cific watnrn. ""Ho until (lint If tim wlmln
of tho requlredcablo could not bo made
iu,im: uiiiiuu amies in a reasonable
tlm'o It would bo wise policy for tho
.Government to oncourago n deep sea
cable Industry. In conclusion, ho em
phasized the commercial importuueo of
Much trouble is being experienced by
hoiisowivcs In looking for their goods
sent to laundry. They complain that
they aro sent hither and yon by tho au
thorities, only to meet with disap
pointment nt every place. Ono lady
was mot today who has n batch of
clothes missing since the latter part
Wireless Telegraph Poles.
An order for ten poles 110 feet each,
was forwarded by tho China by F. J.
Cross, manager for tho Wireless Teleg
raphy Company. Theso poles aro to bo
used nt tho sending nnd receiving
stations of tho wireless telegraph for
suspending tho wires from which tho
messages will bo sent across the chan
nels. Experts sent out by Marconi are
expected hero next month to Install tho
Sugar From Other Islands.
Tho schooner Robert Lowers did not
sail for Kauai as reported In tho morn
ing paper nor Is It certain when she
will get away.
Tho I. I. S. N. Co will send two or
threo steamers to Kauai In tho near
future to attend to tho work of llnht
crlng sugar from tho landings to tho
vessels that Intend to tako sugar from
tho Garden Isle .direct to San Fran
cisco Bicycle Thief Gets One Year.
Sam Hoptl, alias Enoka, was this
morning sentenced by Judge Wilcox to
a year's imprisonment at hard labor
on tho chargo of stealing a bicycle
Hoopll Is nn old jail bird. When ho
was searched a homo mado pollco
badgo was found on his person. Evi
dently ho hnd been using this to do va
rious Jobs for which ho Is noted.
The Boston Lyrics.
This evening tho patrons of tho Or-
pheum will bo treatod to a grand dou
ble bin. The grand opera Cavellerla
Rustlcana and Gilbert and Sullivan's
comic opora Trial by Jury will bo tho
attractions presented. Intending Bcat
holdera would do well to book early as
n crowded houso Is practically assured.
Tug Eleu in Plllkla.
Tho tug Eleu had trouble with her
boiler tubes yesterday afternoon In
consequenco of which fact she has. been
'unable to do any work today. It is
inought that repairs to her machinery
will bo completed tomorrow morning
nnd that sho will then bo nblo to at
tend to tho work that Is dally becoming
FOR TEMPORARY HOMES
Government and Citizens In Conference
on Important Question.
Committee to Select Silts of Barracks to Shelter
Those Losing Their Homes and to Investi
gate the People's Condition.
Besides President Dole and Cabinet
three wero present about twenty-five
gentlemen nt tho confcrcnco on tho
plaguo situation yesterday afternoon.
Tho delegation from the Hawaiian
PInntcrs' Association nnd tho Honolu
lu Chamber of Commerce wero thcro
In force. President C. M. Cooko of the
former and President T. It. Walker of
tho latter briefly stated tho proceed
ings of their respective organizations.
L. A. Thurston, In answer to a ques
tion, said nenrly two hundred pcoplo
would bo released from quarantine this
Mr. Cooko thought It would bo well
If means could be devised for shipping
the men upon plantations.
J. F. Hackfcld considered tho Idea
useless whllo transportation was foi
blddcu to tho outer districts.
Mr. Thurston hnd ascertained from
Interpreter Doyle thnt between 300 and
100 Japaneso would bo willing, upon
their release, to enter tho quarantine
period ordered for all leaving tho city,
with a view to being employed upon
President Dolo mado n suggestion
tnnt provision bo mnde for tho released
people to resume their wonted avoca
tions. Minister Damon reminded the gath
ering that, ns sobn as released, tho pco
plo would bo free to go and come, out
side of Infected dlstilcts, as they
pleased. From tho icspoctlvo consuls
and other representative men, ho had
learned that tho Chinese wero not In n
stnto of poverty, and that thero was a
stiff demand for Portuguese ns labor
ers. Somo means should bo provided
to afford shelter and sustenance to the
plaguo suffeicrs In tho early future.
J. 1). Athorton mentioned tho resolu
tion passed by tho Chamber of Com
merce, nt tho luKwiK-0 of tho Hawa
iian Medical Association, recommenc
ing to tho Board of Health tho com
plete obliteration by lire of Chinatown
salng only buildings capable of
thorough disinfection. It wns to bo
feared that 11 largo number of tho peo
plo might tnko work on tho planta
tions, only to throw It up after twenty
four hours and they had looked out
places to go thence. IIo repeated In
substance tho views ho had given In a
Bulletin Interview tho previous day.
advocating the housing In barracks of
tho released peoplo until nil appear
ances or plague had vanished.
Mr. Thuiston thought nil that uhould
bo attempted was to provido shelter
for such ns could not look out for
themscles. They In fact did not know
what they wero talking about, ns It
wns Imposslblo to foreseo now what
proportion of tho pcoplo would require
assistance. Ho believed In tho sugges
tion of Minister Damon thnt n syste
matic Investigation should bo mado of
the conditions to bo met among differ
Minister Mott-Smlth acquiesced in
tho remarks of Mr. Thurston and read
a letter from Mr. Pin, Chinese Consul,
inquiring what disposition was to bo
(Continued on pago G.)
Trades Unionism to
Fight Asiatic Competition
"I see they want us to tako caro of
tho Chlncso released from quarantine,"
a whlto carpenter said to n Bulletin re
porter. "If they expect tho whlto me
chanics to help tho Chinese, they will
bo very much mistaken.
"Look at nil tho work tho Asiatic
mechanics aro getting awny from tie
right now. Let tho plnntcrs, who
brought them here, look out for tho
"When this thing settles down, I
toll you, wo nro going to havo trades
unions heie. I am 11 member of the
Oakland Carpenters' Union, nnd thero
nro a great many union mechanics
hero. Wo havo copies of tho Interna
tional Union's constitution and tun
get charters from headquarters.
"Mr. Lansing hit tho nail on tho head
when ho said to put theso peoplo on tho
plantations whero they belong. Hold
on till wo havo elections hero, nnd tho
mechanics will show their power "
Last Nights of the Lyrics.
In order that tho members of tho
Boston Lyric Company may have pas
sago by tho Australia it is necessary
that thoy comply with tho order Issued
uy United States ofllccrs, that all in
tending passengers placo themselves
under quarantine for ten days prior to
that Bteamcr's departure. Tho com
pany will mako their final nppearanco
hero on Saturday evening, nfter which
tho Orpheum theater will bo closed
until further notice
Twenty-flvo stamp fotos CO cents by
J. W. Sandlson, stamp artist, at J. J.
Williams' Photo Parlors.
AMERICAN CANAL CONTROL
Panama Company Passes Into the
Hands of New Yorkers.
French Stockholders to Transfer Tbelr Allegiance
Thought lo Simplify the Situation
Both Companies Are Now American,
New York, Dec. 28. Tho lncorporn
tlon of tho Panama Canal Company of
America is snid to bo tho first move
In n plan to transfer tho Panama cannl
10 i.mcrlcans In order that It may havo
a better chance In tho struggle with tho
Tho banking houses nnd Individuals
who uie understood to bo Interested
nro: August Belmont & Co., Kuhn,
Locb & Co., Levi P. Morton, Charles
II. Flint, J. Edward Simons, president
of tho Fourth National bank; Edwnrd
Sweet & Co., Georgo Sheldon & Co.,
Baring, Magown & Co. and Georgo W.
Young, president of tho United Stntes
Mortgage & Tiust Co.
In addition to these, several bank
ing houses In San Francisco nnd in
titles in tho South nnd West nro in
terested In tho compnny.
T1.0 Herald says this Incorporation
of nn American company Is tho result
of negotiations between representa
tives of tho French company, Including
Baron Oppenhclm, who camo to this
city from Paris several months ago
and leading financiers of America.
Tho representative of tho French
compnny camo hero empowered to
transfer tho lights of tho French com
pany to nn American company nnd this
company having now been incorporat
ed the transfer will very shortly bo
effected, tho transfer to bo given for
mal approval by tho shareholders in
France. These shareholders will re
ceive shares In the now Amerlcnn com
pany in proportion to their holdings
In tho old.
This "Americanizing" of tho Panama
canal, as ono of tho gentlemen Inter
ested In the new compnny styled It yes
terday, has been brought iibout In or
der to place the Panama ranal on a
footing in America moro satisfactory
to thO Frenrh compnny nnd to place
It on tho same basis ns tho Nicaragua
canal before tho United States Govern
ment. An Isthmian Cannl Commission with
Rear Admiral Walker as chairman. Is
now at work making an exhaustive
study of all possible routes for n cannl
across tho isthmus of Central America.
This commission wns created In tho
closing hours of tho last Congress, nnd
$1,000,000 was appropriated for Its uso
through tho liver and harbor bill. Its
report will undoubtedly bo final, so far
as the United States aro concerned, ns
.0 the best route for n canal. Its par
ties, both engineering and exploring,
are now scnttcrcd over Central Amer
ica, obtaining material to assist the
commission in forming conclusions.
Tho French company, realizing tho
Importance of tho commission's find
ings, has taken steps which havo been
described, believing that the cannl
commission would naturally bo 011
abloa to Judge moro Impartially be
tween tho two routes with both under
American control. Tho gentlemen of
tho French company long slnco recog
nized thnt tho undertaking of a canal
ncross Nicaragua, either by tho United
Stntes or by prlvato parties with the
advice or endorsement of tho United
States would bo a most serious blow to
their project, but tho Amorlcan finan
ciers who havo formed tho now com
pany now thnt the two routes are on an
even footing, nnd that judgment will
bo mado only on tho grounds of en
gineering and general desirability.
They argue that tho "Americanizing"
of Panama is tho only way by which
tho four hundred shareholders can
havo uny hopo of a return from tho
$200,00,000, which has gono out of
Franco and Into tho canal, nnd they bo
Ilevo that this arrangement can pro
duce only good feeling between tho
Slnco 1804, when tho French com
pnny wns formed, thero has been ex
pended In work on tho canal some
thing llko $8,000,000.
Crown Pianos Inside.
In tho window of tho Bcrgstrom Mu
sic Co. Is u piano on which Is a card
that contains tho following rcmarkablo
sontence, whkii hn3 already caused
several cases of brain fever to over
stiiulous persons trying to repeat
"Exnmlno tho Insldo from tho out
side, then como Insldo and examine tho
outshlo from tho Inside, 'Crown' pianos
aro first-class Insldo and outside, nnd
a llttlo money Insldo takes a lino piano
outsldo. When it's beside your flro
sldo insldo your home, you will novcr
wish it outsldo." If you can read It
over onco, or oven twlco nnd then re
pent It, you aro a dandy,
Capt. Bill Drives.
A four horso buss with Captain Bill
Larscn nt tho wheel was out with a
party last evening for n tour by moon
light. Tho trip took In Walklkl, Pa
lama nnd Klllhl. Thero wero six
teen In tho party besides n delegation
from tho Quintet Club who furnished
music during the drive.
THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Matters Dispatched at Regular Monthly
Meeting This Morning.
Donation to Fund for Widow of General Law
ton -lit port From Commissioner Towse
Deferred Amendments to By Laws.
The monthly meeting of tho Chnm
oer of Commerce opened at .j:lfj this
morning with tho following attend
ance: President T. Rnln Walker, Sec
retary J. Gordon Spencer, C. L. Wight,
J. P. Cooko, It. F. Lnngo, W. W. Hall,
F. W. McOiiesney, W. V. Allen, A. V.
Gear, T. J. King, II. A. Pnrmcleo, A. J.
Campbell, F. J. Lowioy, E. Suhr, M.
Green, John Ena, Cecil Brown, F. A.
Schaefer, C. M. Cooke, II. M. Whitney,
Jr., nnd W. M. Gllfnrd.
J. M. Dowsctt was proposed for mem
bership by Mr. Ena, and W. II. Hoogs
by Mr. Wight.
Special committees gnvo verbal re
ports, which were accepted. That on
quarantined wharf, consllstlngof Mes
srs. Glffiird, Eun nnd Suhr, was re
quested to remal nln ofllce, with pow
Mr. Brown suggested that, It tho
present trouble continued, tho commit
too should bo empowered to havo ves
sels from foreign ports sent hence,
without entering here, to ports on tho
other Islands for discharging.
Messrs. Schaefer and Ena opposed
this proposed extension of powers, nnd
it was not pressed.
Tho president reported progicss from
tho special committee to meet tho
A letter from Collector General
Stackablo was received, stating that
ino Minister of Flnanco had approved
tho resolution passed by tho Chamber
on tho 3d Inst. Orders had been Is
sued accordingly with regard to tho re
moval of freight.
Tho president announced that a most
Interesting report hnd been received
from Commissioner Towso on the
Omaha Exposition. At his suggestion
i.io rending of tho report was deferred
until a meeting when thcro should be
less general business to dispatch.
Mr. Brown gavo notice of motion to
change tho bylnws, so as to provido
that In tho absenco of tho president
and vice president a member should bo
elected to preside over the Chamber
during such absence.
Mr. Schaefer gavo notice of motion to
nmend tho bylnws, so ns to give power
to tho president to call n special meet
ing without the request of flvo mem
bers. A letter was read from Major Mills,
announcing tho denth of General Law
ton, nnd enclosing nn appeal for sub
scriptions to tho fund for tho benoflt of
tho widow signed by Major General
Shatter. It wns voted to muko a dona
tion of $230 to tho fund.
Tho Philadelphia Commercial Mu
seum wroto announcing tho appoint
ment of tho Chamber to corresponding
membership in the organization.
Adjourned nt 11:10.
Police Court Notes.
In tho Pollco Court this forenoon tho
following enses wero disposed of: Geo.
Lycurgus, selling Spirituous liquor
without n license, ball In tho sum of
$100, forfeited; Georgo Cappilas and
Jos. Farandn, selling spirituous liquor
without a llccnso, cases nollo pros'd;
Oscar Lewis, shipping foreign seamen
without a license, continued until mov
ed on; John Frnla, cruelty to animals,
$.1 and costs; Goiyn and Ah Ming, same
charge, samo line.
Tho first gasoline automobile has
made Its nppearanco in Honolulu. Yes
terday Engineer Richardson sot up this
now horseless vehicle recently rocclv
od by Gear, Ianslng & Co. and today
Is mastering tho nrt of running It pre
paratory to a public exhibition.
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