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HONOLULU, H. I., PltfDAY, JANUAUY 12, 1900.
Pbiob 5 Oentb.
BLOCK 10 IS IN FLAMES
SKIRMISH ALONG THE LINE
STREET BATTLE ROYAL
STREET RAILWAY MUDDLE
OFFICE OF THE BOARD OP
Honolulu, II. I., Jan. 11. 1900.
1'ubllo attention Is called to tho
terms ot tho following laws relating to
tho sanitary conditions or dwelling
houses and tenements, viz:
"Section 1. Every houso or tene
ment used or occupied as a dwelling
for lodgers or contract laborers shall
ho kept by Its owner In good repair,
with tho roof water tight, and shall
have the capacity ot not less than
.three hundred cubic feet of spneo for
each adult, or nlno hundred cubic feet
for ono man and woman and two chil
dren. "Section 2. The yards and grounds
about alt dwellings Bhall bo well
drained nud Ucpt free from rubbish of
every description, with u closet, or
privy, also to bo keut In repair by the
lodging houso keeper or employer of
laborers, for every six adults.
"Section 3. Every owner or keeper
mid every other person having tho caro
or management of u lodging houso or
of it dwelling for contract laborers,
shall at all times, when required by
tho Board of Health or Its Agents, give
free access to such houso or any part
"Section 4. Every lodging houso
keeper or employer of laborers who
nhall fall to comply with tho provi
sions of this act shall pay n flno not
exceeding fifty dollars.
"Section D. Every person who shall
keep his dwelling In so filthy n stato as
to bo a nuloanco or Injurious to health,
. or who shall refuso or neglect to ro
" move any nuisance or substance ho
mny lmvo caused or placed In tho vi
cinity ot tho dwelling ho occupies or
any nutsanco' In ay stream or thor
oughfare, shall on conviction pay a
lino not exceeding three dollars, or be
Imprisoned at hard labor for any term
not exceeding thirty days."
C. 11. WOOD,
President Hoard of Health.
Olllco of tho Board of Health. Hono
lulu. H. I., January 11, 1900.
For the moro efficient enforcement
ot quarantlno against that portion of
tho City of Honolulu bounded by and
Including both bides of Nuuaiiu street,
Queen, Hlver and Kukul streets, it is
hereby ordered that that portion ot
Queen and Itlvor streets extending
from Nuuanu street to King Btrcet
bridge be closed ngalnst nil traffic be
tween tho hours ot C o'clock p. m. and
(i o'clock a. m. C. B. WOOD,
President Board of Health.
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One New Phgue Case This Morn
ing in Chinatown.
Block la Business Onter Surrounded by Troops
Chinese Child on King Street Plague
Patient Active Measures Continue.
2:15 p. m. The situation to
day is not reassuring. With
tho breaking out of another
case of tho plaguo In tho block
bordering on King, Richards,
Merchant and Alakea streets,
pcoplo living In tho city have
become grently nlarmcd. How
ever, tho Board of Health has
taken every precaution to pre
vent further spread and It Is
likely that most of tho build
ings will bo In (lames ere many
hours have passed.
Tho flro In Block 10 Is raging
on Nuuanu street and tho lire
men are doing their best to
protect On Tnl's brick build
ing nt about tho middle ot tho
block on tho thoroughfare
named. Tho wind Is still
brisker than tills morning and
tho light Is n hard ono for the
Alakcn Street Quarantine.
This afternoon n military guard was
thrown completely around tho block
bounded by King, Alakea, Merchant
and Illchnrds streets, diagonally across
from tho Kxccutlvo building grounds.
Included within tho cordon nro tho
Occidental hotel, tho Government dis
pensary and No. 1 flro engine house.
Nobody Is allowed to approach within
ten feet of tho guards. A Chincso ser
vant of a near-by resident was caught
on tho sidewalk ns tho guard was be
ing stntloncd and bad to remain within
tho lines quarantined. Tho block is
ono wherein n new ease, that of a Chi
ncso girl, was found this morning.
New Plnguc Cokcs.
Since tho publication ot tho Bulletin
yesterday threo now cases of plaguo
lmvo mado their appearance. They
are ns follows:
itcola, malo Hawaiian, aged 40, died
on Tong Hlng premises, rear of Knu
makaplll church Inst night. Autopsy
performed and body cremated.
Chincso lad, Ilvo years of age, found
sick In Wo Hop's fruit storo at the cor
ner of King nnd Richards street last
night. A guard was put over tho place
at once. This morning thcro were
marked Indications of tho plague
whereas, last night th ecaso had only
been pronounced suspicious. Boy re
moved to tho pest houso.
Noah Kinapu, malo Hawaiian, aged
18, died at houso on tho corner of King
and Kckaullko streets, opposlto tho
burned block, this morning. Autopsy
held nnd body cremntod. UnmiBtnk
nble symptoms of tho plague.
Burning of Block 10.
By nightfall Block 10 ot Chinatown
that has been tho topic of discussion
for many days, will bo no more. Tho
llamcs, fanned by n brisk wind from
tho northeast, nro doing their work of
destruction now nnd tho firemen nro
bending nil their efforts toward tho
protection of ndlacent property not
Tho flro department went to tho
sceno early this morning nnd by 9
o'clock was ready to begin tho work.
Several lines ot hoso wcro taken into
a placo near tho center of tho block
where four or flvo houses wero quickly
burned down, this for tho purposo of
giving tho flro laddies plenty of spaco
In which to work.
When this part of Chief Hunt's plan
was carried out, tho building nt tho
cornor ot Smith and Pauahl streets was
set on flro. Tho wind became fresher
and fresher ns tho flames spread and
by noon, nil tho buildings ot tho Ewa
halt of tho block, with tho exception of
a few at tho upper end, wero lovelled to
tho ground. Tho flro was intensoly
hot, bystanders bolng forced to retreat
a counlo ot blocks from tno names.
Tho plan arranged by Chlct Hunt
proved an excellent one. With tho
wind blowing from tho northeast tho
flames wero continually driven in tho
nlrectlon of tho parts already burned,
thus Insuring safety to tho buildings
on tho mauka sldo of Berotnnla street.
Soveral lines ot hOBO wero distributed
along through tho spaco cleared by tho
burning ot tho first buildings in tho
centor nnd thus, t,ho Walklkl half ot
tKo block was protected from tho
flames which, if they had spread to this
part Immediately might havo taken tho
conflagration out ot the control ot tho
flro department and burned down other
buildings in the neighborhood.
Tho water eunnly wob very good and,
not for one moment did tho engineers
find It necessary to suspend operations.
Honolulu breathes freer slnco tho
flames havo caused tho destruction of
Block 10, a placo, which from tho be
ginning of the plaguo has uecn uouvor
ing up its victims to tho dread dls-
A Wrdseye view of the region
about Manila. It is given in On To
Are Improving on
Ladvsmlth Can Hold Out for Two Months
Germans Arretted-Boer Food Sup
plies Short Hero Troops.
Cable advices, from tho Boer war, of
Dec. 29th received by tho steamer Do
ric ns follows:
Shanghnl, Dec. 29. Although no
actual fighting has taken plnco tho
British mado somo small but success
ful reconnaissances In tho neighbor
hood of Klmberlcy, tho Modder river,
Chlvclcy nnd Stcrkstrom.
Tho Boers nro in tho meantime Im
proving their entrenchments nnd
mounting guns at Colcnso.
Considerable bodies ot Boers nro con
stantly on the southern sldo of tho Tu
geln. Gci'ituin Furmern Arrested.
Capo Town, Dee. 29. Herr Hnrtls,
Director of tho Hanoverian Mission In
Natal nnd Herr Stuckc, n German far
mer, havo been arrested on n chargo of
harboring tho enemy.
They claimed the protection of the
German flag, nnd have been remanded
to Estcourt jail.
Forwurd More Troops.
London, Dec. 2D. The 7th Division
commences embarking on tho 4th of
Tho Government has nccepted tho
battery of the Honorable Artillery
Lmlyttmith All Right.
London, Dec. 29. The Tlrr.es cor
respondent nt Ladysmlth, writing on
tho 19th Inst., says that tho garrison
has food stuffs for two months.
Tho only troublo they experience In
this connection Is In regard to tho
Tho enemy's shelling is lmpiovlng In
accuracy nnd consequently causing
heavier casualties than formerly.
Boer Food Supply.
London, Dec. 29. Tho Times corres
pondent nt Delagoa Bay says that tho
commissariat Is well supplied but thnt
tho families of tho burghers nro In a
stato of great destitution, tho price ot
tho necessaries of llfo having advanced
n hundred per cent.
Tho Bocra nro now experiencing tho
dllllculty of purchasing supplies from
tho Continent without shipping bul
lion which Is liable of course, to be seiz
ed by tho British warships.
INCREASE OF IJEET SUGAR.
Washington, Dec. 22. Two-thirds ot
tho world's sugar is now produced from
beets. Prior to 1871-72 tho world's
production of beet sugar had never
reached n million tons. In tho present
crop year, according to tho lntcst es
timates, It Is 5,510,000 tons, whllo tho
cano sugar crop, which In 1871-32 was
1,599,000 tons, tho present year ,1s 2,
904,000 tons. Thus cano sugar produc
tion has scarcely doubled during tho
period under consideration, whllo that
from beets has moro than quintupled,
Mcnntlmo tho prlco has fallen moro
than one-half, tho avcrago cost In for
eign countries ot all sugar Imported
Into tho United States In tho fiscal year
1872 being C.37 cents per pound and in
1899 2.39 cent per pound.
These facts aro shown by n tabula
tion ot tho Treasury Bureau of Statis
tics In responso to demands tor infor
mation regarding sugar production
which havo followed tho meeting ot
Congress nnd prospective considera
tion of matters relating to tho sugar
producing Islands which havo recently
como into closer relations with tho
No development of tho world's pro
duction ot foodstuffs has been moro
rapid or striking than thnt with refer
ence to beet sugar, in 1854-55 the to
tal beet sugar crop of tho world was
but 182,000 tons; by 18G4-G5 it had
reached 53G.000 tons; In 1874-7C it was
1,219,000 tons; lu 1684-85, 2,545,000
tons; in 1894-95, 4,792,793 tons; in
1899-1900, G.510,000 tons. In 1854-55
beet sugar formed 13 per cent ot tho
world's total sugar crop nnd In 1899
1900 it formed 60 per cent. Tho sugar
producing area of tho world In loss
than half n century has been shitted
from tho tropics northward, nnd the
farmer of tho temperato zono has
shown tho ability not only to competo
with tho low-priced labor of tho trop
ics, but in doing so to reduco by ono
lialf tho cost of tho article produced.
Plague In Oporto.
Kdltor Evening Bulletin: Tho fol
lowing from tho "London Times" of
December 9 should bo ot Interest nt tho
presont tlmo: "Thero had been up to
that dato in Oporto 280 cases of plague
ot which 98 had been fatal. During the
last week there had been 14 cases and
G deaths." This Is a hotter showing
than wo have madchcrc.
Forces of Tramways and Rapid Transit
in Actual Conflict.
Ho Serious Breach ot the Peace Occurs-Mr.
Pain Exhibits Great Staying Power Both
Sides Claim Points Gained.
Early readers of yesterday's Bulle
tin would not havo been surprised nt
the collision that took placo between
tho rival Btrcet railroad companies on
King street nt 4 o'clock.
Tho Hnwnllan Trnmwnys Co.'s gang
hnd passed Alakcn street, coming to
ward Fort street. In their tracklaylng
operations. Their throwing out of tho
ground of rails of tho Honolulu Hap Id
Transit Co., the previous day, hnd.
thrown tho latter on tho defenslvo
ngalnst any further trespass. Now tho
Ilapid Transit Co. came on tho ground,
with "force nnd arms" ns tho lawyors
describe such things, and soon ap
peared, prepared to "carry tho war In
With Mr. Ballcntyno, the Itnpld
Transit manager, camo Messrs. Thurs
ton nnd Ballon, attorneys of tho com
pany, nnd under their command was a
foreman named Arnold In chnrgc of n
gang ot fifty Portuguese laborers arm
ed with picks and shovels. J. M. Vivas
was on tho management's staff ns in
terpreter. The laborers wero rnnged
on both sides of tho line whero the
Tramways company had a largo gang
of Japanese laying the second track
for nil they wero worth.
Manager Pain of the Tramways
sniffed the battlo not afar oft nnd
promptly adopted warlike tactics. He
caused a portion of his sappers ami
miners to debouch past n section nt the
enemy's burled rails nnd begin opera
tions between that and tho succeeding
section This advanced force began
making tho macadam lly opposlto the
Word of somo kind was now passed
along tho Portuguese line, nud Mr.
Vivas reported to the llapld Transit
council of wur that tho men under
stood their duty. Mr. Thurston then
gave tho order to tho foreman, "Go up
tlmro nnd throw tuem all olf our linen." ,
Tho Portuguese advanced to tho at
tack and wero soon pushing tho Jnp
nneso workmen right and left off the
line. At tho same tlmo tho Tramways
foreman began trying to hold the llttlo
brown men down to tho works. Mr.
Pain had also rushed into tho "Im
minent, deadly breach," nnd valorously
essayed, slnglchnnded. to drlvo tho
enemy back nud stimulate his own men
Into stnndlug, or rather digging, their
ground. Superior weight man for Hum,
as well as numbers, wcro too much,
however, for tho connuerors of China.
Tho Japanese fell back from the
trenches, wearing grins of wonder ut
being denied "leavo to toll" by "broth
er worms of earth."
Mr. Pnln then took his stand In the
middle ot tho track lino "whence all
but ho bad lied." In tho meantime the
Rapid Transit men wcro working like
beavers making n trench for receiving
tho track. Mr. Ballentyno stood over
them, confronting Mr. Pnln. Tho man
agers ot the rival companies argued tho
causes of war with each other, but
what they said could not he distinctly
heard nmldst nil tho confused noises.
Mr. Bnllcntyne, when n stretch ot
excavating hnd been done, gavo tho or
der to his foreman, "Bring nlong tho
rails." Thero was n drnyload of or
dinary railroad steels n llttlo way down
tho street. As tho first rail was
brought Mr. Pain grasped it and tried
to throw it away from tho trench
against tho power ot four or flvo pairs
ot brawny arms. He was hurled back
by tho forco, and ns tho rail was
thrown It struck him nnd nearly doub
led him up. Mr. Pnln, howover, still
held his position like u "mlddlo of tho
By this tlmo word had got about
town thnt tho "battle of tho rails" was
(Continued on page. G.)
The Boston Lyrlcti.
This evening, Saturday matinee and
Saturday evening nro tho threo fare
well performances of tho Boston Lyric
Opera Compnny. Ollvetto Is tho opera
selected for presentation. Tho plot
Is extremely ludicrous. Miss Stanton
as Olivette Is harrassed by tho amor
ous advances forced upon her by Kun-kel-who,
In tho guise of nn aged sea
captain, causes that lady extremo wor
riment. Mr. Hallam succeeds in cap
turing tho herolno nnd her affections,
to the exclusion and chagrin ot tho el
derly and dccrlplt son ot Neptune. Tho
opera abounds in bright solos nnd
catchy melodies. Scats had better bo
booked ahead as theso final perform
ances nro bound to bo largely nttonded.
Police Court NotcH.
In tho Police Court this forenoon tho
following cases wero disposed of:
Nnmatn, cruelty to animals, $5 and
costs; Naknlguahlno, running gamb
ling garao, 50 and costs; Harry Kapau,
common nuisance, $5 and coBts.
Twcnty-flvo stamp fotos CO cents by
J. W. Sandlson, Btamp nrtlst, nt J. J.
Williams' Photo Parlors.
Both Companies Requested to Delist
From Tracklaylng at Present.
The Hawaiian Tramways Company Required to
Place One Track In Middle or Street and
Other on Mauka Side Thereof.
At the meeting ot the Exccutlvo
Council thin morning It was decided:
To notify both of tho street rnllwny
companies that they must forthwith
stop all track-laying operations until
tho matters nt Issue between them
shull havo been decided by tho courts.
Also, to notify tho Hawaiian Tram
ways Co. that, If It Is to have a doublo
track on King street, ono ot tho tracks
shall be In the mlddlo of the roadway,
and the other on the mnuka side there
of, with spaco between tho two not
moro than thnt now existing between
its main lines nnd the switch tracks.
Before this nctlon ot tho Kxccutlvo
Council hnd transpired, Mr. Pain was
asked what ho was going to do when
his laborers finished tho track up to
the rails of tho other company. Ho
answered that It was not decided what
should bo done, and went on to speak
of the rights of his company.
"Under our franchise tho Minister of
tho Interior has tho power to direct
r-wliero our tracks shall be laid. This
power was exercised when tho lines
wero originally laid. When It wns de
cided that wo had tho right to lay n
double track on King street, we shifted
the single track so as to havo the two
tracks together come In the middle o.
tho roadway. It was not until nfter
we had spent several thousand dollars
that anything wnH heard about the In
tel volition of tho Minister of the in
terior." THE PROGRESS OF HILO
Articles of association havo been
filed In tho Interior otllce, ot the Hllo
Klcctilc Power and llefrlgerator Com
pany, Limited. Tho incorporators nre
William U. Irwin of Honolulu, j. a
Sivtt. C. O. Kennedy. VV It. Shlpmun
and .1. It. Wilson (U niiu. uroiur.t uiti
iibiial property owning privileges, and
the furnishing of electric light mill
power nnd cold storage ns Its iininn Im
plies, tho company may furnish electric
power for a street railway company In
Hllo nnd, or, construct and operate n
Tho capital stock Is $200,000, divided
Into 4,000 shales of ?."0 each par value,
with tho pilvilege of Increasing tho
stock to ?500,000.
GERMANY CHANGES TONE.
Berlin. Dec. 21. A KMidtial veering
of opinion In Germany regarding tho
war In South Africa is apparent, i no
change Is led by tho Inspired section of
tho press. Today several articles op
pear pointing In the now direction.
Tho Cologne Gazctto argues strongly
ngalnst the folly of demonstrative An
glophobia. It says: "Germany's real
Interest Is to maintain nlmoluto neu
trality lu sentiment. It Is also wlso
to retain England's good Will it Ger
many Intends to develop colonlnlly."
Tho Berliner Post contains nn ob
viously Inspired nrtlclo In which this
argument Is made: "South African
confederation Is Impossible without
harbors and tho seashore. England, as
a great power, Is necessary for the
mnlntcnnnco of tho world's polltlcnl
equilibrium, nnd Germany's policy will
bo to keep friends with England."
Tho Krcutz Zeltung also contains u
parngrph meant to bo Anglophobile.
Thero is no doubt that tho Govern
ment Is beginning to bring tho weight
of Its Influence on tho press to bear in
favor of England. Tho snmo Is truo
regarding tho army, navy nnd official
world. Emperor William's Influence Is
now Htrongly exerted In nn Anglophile
direction, it Is said on reliable author
ity that ho has repeatedly expressed
himself during tho week In the follow
ing vein: "Wo must not repent last
year's mistake Right or wrong, wa
must continue friends with England."
Foreign offlco ofllclnls admitted to
day that Germany would, In nil prob
ability, sign tho protocol of tho pence
confereneo before New Year's day.
Tho Berliner Tngcblatt hns begun
tho publication of n series ot articles
regarding German-American commer
cial relations, pointing out their Im
porUinco nnd tho necessity for main
taining nnd improving thorn.
LEWIS AND TURK.
Tho two men mentioned in yester
day's Bulletin ns having been summon
ed to tho police station on tho chnrge
of Inducing, aiding nnd abating certain
seamen to desert vessels to which they
nro legally attached, appeared In tho
Police Court tins torcnoon and uicir
cases havo been set for January 15.
Their names nro C. Lewis and Turk.
Tho former wnB up In tho Police Court
recently on tho chargo of shipping for
eign 8cnmen without n license. Tho
captains ot tho Poseidon and Bcochdalo
aro very much Incensed nt tho young
mon who, they claim, took men off
their ships to put them on nnothcr.
DORIC BREAKS' A RECORD
Makes the Trip From Yokohama in 9
Days, 3 Hours, 53 Minutes.
Brings On) Day's Later Ntwis From Bier War
-Will Get Away 'Tonight-Hall
Closes at 5 This AfiemocD.
Tho O. &. S. S. liorlc arrived oft tlici ';
harbor at 11:08 o'clock last night nnd
remained anchored outside. At 5:30
o'clock this morning the pilot boat
went out with Dr. Day nnd Pilot Lor
cti7.cn aboard. At about 7:45 o'clock
the Doric put about nnd, entering tho
channel, hauled nlongsldo tho Lady w
Jolcey under a strict quarantine, uV
quarantlno officer having boarded her
Just after passing tho lighthouse
Newspaper men wero out nfter pa
pers, ns tho Doric left Yokohama on
the 3d Inst, nnd should havo brought
telegraphic news to tho 2d. Howover,
after Inquiry of tho ofllccu 4t wan .
learned that, when tho,J)orIc left'Yo
kuhamu, that pinto -was In gala nttlro
In celebration of the New Year, thnt nil
tho newspaper offices wero closed nnd
that not a slngla paper was received
aboard. Later telegraphic news was
received, however, by tho mail papers.
This is tho nineteenth voyngo home
of tho Doric and It has also turned out
to bo tho banner voyngo of tho fast
steamer. Sho sailed from Hongkong
December 2:1, from Shanghai on tho
27th, Nagasaki on tho 29th, Kobe on
tho 31st nnd Yokohama on January 3.
Arriving here nt ll:0S o'clock last
night, the Doric mado tho trip from
Yokohama In 9 days, .1 hours and 53
minutes, which Is tho O. & S. S. record.
The Doric brought, besides her
cabin passengers, 700 Jnpancso and 18
Chincso for tho plantations.
Her tlmo of sailing Is not yet decided
on, but the captain expects to get out
ut about daylight tomorrow. Tho post-
olllco has made tho following nn
nnunccment ns to the closing ot tho
Parcel post closes ut 3 p. m.
HcglKtciru mail closes ut I p. m.
Regular mall closes nt C p. m.
Tho licwspaper boyH received scnut
treatment nt the hnuds of Mr, Nlswnu
der, purser of the Doric, this morning.
Asked It ho had nuy lato Japanese pa
pers he shook his head nnd then, when
asked what his latest dato was, ho nnx
wered lu nn unmistakable tone: "I
said I had no papers whatever." Never
whilo Mr. Nlswnnder lias been n pur
ser running to this port havo tho news
paper men had any too cordial treat
ment from him.
A DungeruiiK Practice.
One of tho police olllccrs repot ts u
very dangerous practice thnt for sev
eral days past, has been Indulged lu
by certain guards In the Infected dis
trict. Questioned HiIh morning ho
mado tho following statement: "A
closer wntcli should be kept on tho
military guards than ut tint present
time. Quito n number of tho men who
aro set about Chinatown aie Irrespon
sible and Ignorant fellows who cam
nothing about the plague. I havo evi
dence that several of these soldiers,
have, from tlmo to time, received
swipes nt the hands of native girls on
the balconies of second story buildings
nlong River htrcet.' '
nice t men t Suit.
S. 11. Knlumnkcc has brought suit in
ejectment in tho Circuit Court against
Henry Wharton nnd tho Wnlalua Agri
cultural Co., Ltd. Tho land lu litiga
tion Is at Kamunnnui, Walalua, Oahu.
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