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THE HiLWAIIAN STAR
If you want to
day's New to
day you can find
It In THE STAR.
Tho Hawaiian Star
is tlic pnpor that
froes into tho best
homos of Honolulu
HONOLULU, H. I.. MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 1900.
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k iniis (i
There will be a meeting of the stock
holders of tho INTER-ISLAND TELE
GRAPH CO., LTD., at 4 o'clock Tues
day afternoon, January 30, 1900, In tho
rooms of the Honolulu Stock Exchange,
W. R. FARRINGTON,
Honolulu, January 27, 1900.
lodge Le Progres De I'Oceanie
No. 124, A. & A. S. RITE.
There will be a regular meeting of
Lodge Le Progres de L'Oceanlc, No.
124, A. & A. S. R at Its hall, Masonic!
Temple THIS (MONDAY) EVEN
ING, at 7:30 o'clock.
TRANSACTION OF BUSINESS.
Members of Hawaiian and Pacific
Lodges, and all sojourning brethren
are cordially Invited to be present.
By order of the W. M.
E. B. FIREL,
Honolulu, January 29, 1900.
A teacher desires private pupils.
Address "L. M. W" Box 100.
THE BANK OF HAWAII
SECOND ANNUAL STATEMENT OF.
THE BANK UF HAWAII, LTD
AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS
DECEMBER 30, 1899:
Section 14 of the Banking Laws of
1884 requires that on the last Monday
In January of every year, banks must
make a statement of their affairs as of,
the 1st day of January. The following
Is the statement of the condition of tho
Bank of Hawaii, Ltd., on the 1st day
of January, 1900. The capital of the
corporation is $400,000, divided into' 4,000
shares of 5100 each, paid up in full:
Loans and Discounts $1,030,199 43
Call Loans and Ovedrafts.. 300,818 17
Hawaiian Govt. Bonds
Lease Safe Deposit Building
and Office Furniture
Hawaiian Govt. Warrants
and Coupons $ 8,830 60
Due from Other
Banks , 154,914 51
Cash on Hand 227,289 18
Capital, 4,000 Shares t 400,000 00
"Undivided Profits 66,698 56
Deposits 1,174,961 99
Certified and Cashiers
Checks 9,032 00
Due to Other Banks 102,526 72
Dividends Uucalled for 1,575 00
(Total Dividends' paid In
I, C. H. COOKE, Cashier, do solemn
ly Bwear that the above statement is
true to the best of my knowledge and
belief. C. H. COOKE,
Examined and found correct:
GEO. R. CARTER,
Subcrlbed and sworn to before me
this 3d day of January, A. D. 1900.
HARRIET E. WILDER,
Are desirable investments
for trust funds.
Wo make a specialty of tho bonds
of such companlos as have first
boon subjected to a thorough
legal and financial examination;
and we are preparod to furnish
full data regarding tho proper
ties of tho companies whoso
bonds we have purchased and
offer for sale at prices to yield a
safe Income and good Invest
ment. We will tak subscriptions for tho
following at 2W. premium:
KA.IIUKU, U-10 year 6 gold bonds:
EWA, 0-10 year 0 gold bonds:
Wo are TRUSTEES for both of tho
fJEO. R. CARTER, Treasurer
Tel. 184 400 Fort St.. Honolulu
RECORD OP TODAY SEEMS VER1'
Guard Over Place In Kuaklnl Street.
Case at Chinese Hospital Japanese
Died Yesterday of Plague.
There Is one case of Illness today re
garded as suspicious. It Is a Chinese,
man named Wong Chin, confined in tho
pest house at the Chinese hospital. Dr.
Jobe investigated the case. He found
that the man had been sleeping with
Ah Man, Jim Dodd's Chinaman who
died Friday morning, In the nay lort
back of the saloon. Though plague
Bumptoms were not clear Dr. Jobe
thought all the circumstances warrant
ed the precautions of a guard.
Mlnnl, Japanese woman, wife of As-
sagura, the plague patient or yester
day from the Kallhl detention camp,
111 and the case is regarded with
suspicion. She has a high fever, though
bubonic symptoms are not pronounced
A Portuguese negro named Manoe
Loanda, aged C8, died suddenly nt a
early hour this morning on Emmr,
street near Punchbowl. A post mor
tem was held and the cause of death
was round to De oedema pulmonum.
Dr. Peterson was sent out this morn
ing to see a native man named Winl.
aged 63, on Kuaklnl street. He thinks
the case Is one of pneumonia, but as
mere is still 'doubt the place Is uncle
Assagura, Japanese man, aged 33, died
at Kallhl detention camp yesterday
morning of plague. He had had a fever
for two or three days during which
ne Had been Isolated from the othtr
people -quartered there. Dr. Howard
was his physician. Up to the time cf
death plague symptoms were not suffi
ciently manifest so that an autopsy
was held from 3 o'clock Sunday -ifter-
noon. nr. lloflman, the bacteriologist
found the bacilli of plague, and the
body was cremated at Maullola. '
The Japanese woman in Palama.
suffering of cerebral hemorrhage, who
was attended on Saturday, died during
the night. A regular certificate was Is.
CHINESE FLAG RAISED.
The Chinese Consul-General has nre-
senteu Chester A. Doyle and the Chi
nese at the Drill shed detention camp
with a large Chinese flair. It was
raised over the camp Saturday with
many salvos and salutes of fire crack
Inspector Norman E. Gedire tele.
phoned from Punahou yesterday .aftpr.
noon mat a native Doy living bark of
tne Spreckels house was 111.- nDDar-
cntly in a high fever. Dr. Jobe and
guards responded promptly. Malaria
was found to be the sole trouble and
ihe guards were not placed.
Fine Book and Commercial Prlntlnir
at ine star cimce.
Sealed tenders will be received at tho
Office of the Minister of the Interior
until Wednesday, January .31st, 1900 a4
12 O'clock noon, for the construction of
a warehouse and wharf on the Waiklk
side of Honolulu Harbor entrance be
tween the United States Harbor 11ns
and the coral retaining wall running
parallel thereto. North end of ware
house and wharf to be located about
200 feet south from the Healanl Boat
Plans and specifications by Cotton
Bro.'s & Co. to be seen at the ofllce of
the Superintendent of Public Works.
The Minister of the Interior does nod
bind himself to accept the lowest or
Minister of the Interior.
Interior Office, Jan. 29, 1900.
On and after February 1st the Union
Express Co. will have their office with
the Evening Bulletin, on King street,
next to Chas. Hustace grocery.
ROOJI TO LET.
A nicely furnished room In private
family. At 657 Beretanla street, two
doors town side of Thomas Square.
Sufferer from the result of poor re
But if you brirs your Bicycle, Gun,
Typewriter or any article of fine me
chanism to us when It needs repairs,
anfl it will be overhauled and put in
such shape that it will meet with your
Better still, telephone us S65, and we
BUND FOR AND DELIVER WITH
OUT EXTRA CHARGE.
Tfe employ only ho best skilled help
and guarantee all our work.
Kodaks repaired, Tennis Rackets re
strung. Keys made. Fine enameling a spe
cialty. In fact repa'ring done In all its
& POTTER CO,, LTD.
312 Fort Street
Remember tho 'Phono, 45 OC
HE REPLIES TO SECRETARY BAL-
Tho Star's Original Statement Support
edArticle was not Published on the
Authority of Marshal Brown.
EDITOR STAR: Secretary Ballou's
original statement was: "This com
mittee (the Citizens' Sanitary Commit'
tee) Is Informed by the reporter of The
Star that the article In question (tho
article concerning W. Johnson and his
alleged acts) was published on the au
thorlty of Marshal Brown." In his
communication to the Advertiser thlil
morning he.says: "The committee de
sires to say that the statement In
question was made by George S. Hen
shall of the Hawaiian Star to E. D
Tenney, one of the committee, on Fri
day, January 26, 1900, at 11 o'clock a. m.,
at the headquarters of this committee."
. I did have a conversation with Mr.
Tenney at that time about the article
In question. I went to see Mr. Tenney,
not as a member of the Citizens' Com
mittee, but because I had found that
he had been present when Mr. John
son was confronted with the charges
made by the Chinese storekeepers. As
reporter of The Star investigating
the case, It was naturally my duty to
get a statement from Mr. Tenney, who
had also investigated the case. I se
cured such a statement of the facts,
and It was duly published In The Star.
did not, however, say "the article
was published, on the authority of Mar-
snai ijrown, ror tne very good reason
that It was not written or published on
the authority of Marshal Brown. I did
say to him that those statements cre
dited in the article as statements of
Marshal Brown were In fact Marshal
Brown's statements. Mr. Tenney ex
pressed surprise with some mixture of
indignation that I should have written
statements which he, Tenney, believed
erroneous, and seemed to think I had
done something wrong. I replied that
I thought myself fully Justified in mak
ing statements on the authority of tne
head of the police department.
The conversation was a general one.
but on my part went no further than
a reiteration 01' what the article com
plained of Itself said, namely, that
such statements in it as were credited
to Marshal Brown were in fact his
statements. I did not say that the artl
cle was published on the authority of
Marshal Brown. I went no farther
than ihe article Itself did, and I have
no doubt If .Mr. Tenney will .recall our
conversation he will agree with me:
GEORGE F. IIENSHALL.
This is the sole and whole incident
upon which Secretary Baliou bases hi
broad general assertion that his com
mittee has been Informed that "the art
ticie in question was published on thi
authority of Marshal Brown." 11
therefore remains true as The Star hap
said: "To the extent that statements
were made In The Star on the author
ity of Marshal Brown they appear In
the article as such and the commltten
has no further or additional lnforma
tlon In that respect than any other
reader of The Star may have."
SAFES BEING OPENED.
Valuables of the Sing Chong Company
in Good Condition.
Sing Chong & Company, wholesale
merchants and rice factors, who were
burned out at the corner of King and
Maunakea streets in the disastrous fire
or baiuraay week, have opened a tern
porary otuce in the Campbell block
next door to the American bank. There
live safes of the McNeale & Urban Dat
tern, taken from the house mentioned,
are being opened.
The first safe Is a big one of five tons,
It was opened without difficulty. Every
tnmg inside was absolutely intact. In
this safe was the money on hand
amounting to over $7,000, and all of the
company s valuable papers and records
Number 2 safe held the Jewelry of the
family, hastily bundled together and
thrown In as the fire approached. There
were ai3o valuable papers and books
In this safe. Not a thine was even
scorched. Number 3 safe, of about one
ion, aiso contained papers and- copies
of accounts. Absolutely nothing was
Number 4 safe, which Is auite small
was slightly damaged by a fall during
me nre wnicn injured tho combination.
It will probably have to be broken open
Number G has not yet been touched
out appears to be in good condition.
Hong Quon, manager of tho Sing
Chong Company, has charge of the new
omco in tho Campbell and is tnkin
charge of the valuables as the safen
are opened. A. G. M. Robertson
opening the safes. He Is assisted hv A
Fernandez, manager of the Hawaiian
TO BE TOLD TO THE MARINES.
"Too bad the Boers had to lose an
other howitzer," said tho Shoeclerk
.uoaraer. who is an Oom Paulisl.
"Well, anyhowltzerved their purporp
tor a wnne," said the Cheerful Idiot.
Almost at once, the waitress, to whom
the Cheerful Idiot's humor particularly
appeals, giggieu amazingly.
SURPRISING LOW PRICES.
A very complete line of Gents fur
nlshlng goods, and the very latest stv
les can bo secured at L. B. Kerr & Co.
Ltd. at prices that are surprisingly low.
HERE AT LAST.
"The Hawaiian Scenic Calendar1
published only by Tho Golden Rule
Bazaar. 316 Fort street, was received by
the S. S. -"Mariposa" and is the hand
somest pleee of work in this line ever
offered the public. Secure one and
send It to the folks at home--they will
greatly appreciate It, and it only costs
Hanan creates the style and leave
oiners to rnuow.
M'INERNY SHOE STORE,
Note Heads, Bill Heads, Statements
and Fine Commercial Printing at tho
another nut for board of
Fire, of Saturday Evening Presents Two
Vexatious Problems Cases Will Go
To The Companies.
Another complicated Insurance ques
tion Is before the underwriters. It
grows out of the fire of Saturday night.
It ia generally admitted that the blaze
was. accidental, as the policies so rec
kon. But some of tho agents say the
premises had buen condmned by the
Board of Health and would have been
burned anyway, and that tho com
panies should not be made to pay sim
ply ebcause an accident intervened.
The fire was not one of the Board of
Health. Should the Board of Health
be made to pay for a purely accidental
burning, even though the buildings had
been condmned by It ns being Insani
tary? Thero will certainly be an in
teresting squabble over damages for
the property between Aala road and
With the property on the town Bide
Aala lane there Is not so much
question. Most insurance men agree
that the burning of those houses was
accidentat, though others say they
oulu have been burned anyway wnen
the Board of Health fired the shacks on
the other side of the lane.
The topic was one that Interested
insurance men most yesterday. It has
also " been generally discussed today,
The Insurance men have decided to
submit the questions to the underwri
ters at San Francisco and also to the
home offices of the various companies
It Is true that there Is not much la
surance In the burned district, but the
principal Is one that needs to be settled
as it may arise again at any time. The
case of Chinatown is different, as there
the fire got away from the department
fter a block of condmned houses had
been officially fired.
STEAMSHIP -NERO COMES
Has Been Surveying the Ocean Bed
Between Here, and Manila for Two
Tho W. S. Cable survey steamship
Nero arrived this morning after a long
cruise about the Pacific, surveying the
ocean bed. Her mission is a welcomo
evidence of the government's active
preparation for the laying of a trans
Pacific cable. She has been zigzagging
about the ocean for 2 months or more
and will continue the work after get
ting a supply of coal here. With the
Pathfinder and Nero both at work In
Pacific waters, the government will
soon have some exhaustive reports on
the ocean bed between San Francisco
and Honolulu, Guam, Manila and Yo
The Nero is a steel vessel of 4925 tons
nnd 1606 horse power. She has a" bat
tery of four guns and was recently
fitted up for the work she is now do
ing. The Nero was bought during the
war with Spain for use on the Atlantic
side as a collier, being given tho name
of Nero at the time of her purchase.
Halt a dozen other colliers were also
named after famous classic characters,
some of them being the Alexander.
Casslus, Brutus, Pompey, Hector, Han
nibal, Marcellus, Leonldas. Tho gov
ernment adopted this as a system of
naming the new purchases, so that all
vessels 01 one class hah similar names.
The Nero came round the Horn with
Ihe fleet for Manila.
The cable ship brings no mall here,
but she will receive and send plenty.
Commander Merry has two wagon
loads of mail for tho officers and men,
letters having been accumulating here
lor two months. By the time those on
board have read and answered all these
they will be about ready to disappear
The officers of tho Nero are Lleuto
nant Commander Harry M. Hodges,
Lieutenants John Hood, Marbury John
ston and John P. McGuinness, ensigns
Daniel M. Garrison, James P. Raby
and John H. Roys, assistant surgeon
Frank E. McCullough, assistant pay
master Hugh R. Insley.
ONE ON THE ICEMAN.
"Briggs lives on one sldo of the street
and Blxby Just opposite on tho other
side. A day or two ago Briggs went
out and had an earnest talk with tho
Iceman. He tried to persuade him not
to drive through the street."
"He said It caured a coolness between
HAVING A GREAT RUN ON CHAM.
BISRLAIN'S COUGH REMEDY.
Manager Martin, of the Plerson drug
store, iniorms us tnat ne is having
a great run on Chamberlain a Cough
Remedy. He sells five bottles of that
medicine to one of any other kind, and
It glvea great satisfaction. In these
days of la grippe there Is nothing like
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to stop
the cough, heal up the sore throat and
lungs and give relief within a very
short time. Tho sales are growing, and
all who try it are pleased with its
prompt action. South Chicago Dally
Calumet. For sale by all dealers and
druggists. Benson, Smith & Co., gen
eral agents, Hawaiian jsianas.
HE ONLY REPEATS WHAT HAS
FOR CAMARINOS' REFRIGERATOR.
Per S. S. Australia Peaches, Grapes,
oranges, Lemons, Limes, celery, cauli
flower, Cabbage, Pears, Plums, Fresh
Salmon. Flounders. Halibut. Crabs.
Eastern and California Oysters (In Tin
and Shell), all Game in Season, Tur
keys, Chickens. New crop of Nuts and
Dried Fruits, Onions. Burbank Pota
toes, Swiss, Parmasan, Rockefort, New
Zealand ana California cream Cheese,
uuves. Ail Kinds or unea Fruits.
.Note Heads, Bill Heads, Statements
and Fine Commercial Printing at the
in an m
AVnlves the Question of Title and Only
Asks that Authority be Given to do
Repersentntlve LocbenBteln of Hawaii
will be In town several days yet, ns
the Kllauea Hou will not leave until
Wednesday or Thursday.
This morning Mr. Loebensteln replied
to President Wood. Following are the
most Important points in the very long
Your answer of this dale to my prioi
communication relative to health mat
ters entrusted to me by the Hawaii
committee is at hand.
In reply thereto I have again to urge
that whatever may be the title adopt
ed by the said committee,! ts objecti
and purposes remain identical witl
those sought to be established by tins
National Board and are In no sense tr.
be regarded as an effort to either su
persede or usurp the functions legally
visited In the National Board.
Admltttlng the fact that your Citi
zens' Sanitary committee nas render
ed valuable assistance to your Board
In the prevailing epidemic, under con
ditions of easy reach and accesslblllt-
It is safe to presume that still more-
satisfactory results will be emphasized
In the delegation of authority to n
committee pledged to secure the fu
therance of every effort for the preser
vation from disease of a large com
munity remote from your Jurisdiction.
The proceedings of the Hilo committee
in some Instances may be Interpreted
as conflicting with certain regulations
and Instructions Issued by your Board
and as a consequence have been repu
diated by you but they have had the
effect of allaying the apprehensions
and fears of an element on our Island,
considerable in point of numbers and
difficult of control by reason of the area
Following Is Dr. Wood's letter:
Honolulu, H. I., January 27, 1900.
A. Loebensteln, Esq.
On Board Kllauea- Hou.
Dear Sir: Your communications
with relations to the proceedings of the
Citizens' Committee at Hilo have been
received at the Board of Health ofllce.
As I understand the situation some
of the residents at Hilo have formed
themselves Into a sanltray committee,
which they have seen fit to designate
as the "Board of Health of Hawaii".
Of course, this is a misnomer, as there
Is only one Board of Health for the
Hawaiian Islands, provided for, as you
ore doubtless aware, by the Legisla
ture, and consisting of seven members,
appointed and commissioned by Pres
This committee of citizens requests
through you, their representative, that
they be authorized by the Board of
Health, to act as a Health Board for
the Island of Hawaii.
You have forwarded a set of resolu
tions adopted by the committee which
you represent, and I presume that you
wish authority from the Board of
Health to enforce these resolutions.
You also a?k for authority to order
postmorten examinations in all cases
where death has occured and no' phy
sician has been in attendance. In re
lation to the latter request I beg to In
form you that such authority Is al
ready vested In the Sheriff of Hawaii
who Is also the coroner.
In reply to the other request, it Is my
duty to Inform you that after persusal
or tne resolutions and other proceed
ings of the Hilo Committee I find that
the resolutions are in most Instances in
direct conflict with regulations adopted
by the Board of Health, and conse
cannot be authorized by the Board.
The Idea of the Citizens' Sanitary
Committee for the Island of Hawaii
Is an excellent one. The Citizens' Sani
tary Committee of Honolulu has been
an Immense help to the Board of
Health In the prevailing epidemic.
Any repersentattlve committee chosen
by the people of Hawaii, willing to as
sist the Board of Health in carrying
out its regulations nnd other measures
adopted to prevent the spread of the
plague With the greatest degree of cer
tainty, and at the same time with the
least hardship and distress to the peo
ple, will be recognized by the Board
and commissions as agents of tho Board
ofs Health will bo forwarded to its
Regarding the request for funds: If
money Is needed for any' specific pur
pose, the Board will be gla 1 to forward
the application to the Executive Coun
cil for presentation to the Council of
Very respectfully' yours,
C. B. WOOD,
President Board of Health.
ABOUT THE SAME COST.
Everything a man needs to supply
his burned laundry can be obtained of
L. B. Kerr & Co., Ltd, at a little more
than the cost of a wash bill.
HAS FEW EQUALS.
For light running, easy adjustments,
and good work tho Singer Sewing ma
chine has few equals and no superiors
B. Bergersen, agent, Bethel street.
Clearing sale of- harness and vehicles
this week at W. W. Wright's.
PASS THE TIME PLEASANTLY.
Steamer men In quarantine pass ho
time pleasantly by playing gramo
phones purchased from The Bergstrom
Music Co. New Improved gramo
phones sold on easy payments.
Going out of the business of import
ing harness and vehicles. Rare chance
for bargains. W. W. Wright.
The Honolulu Messenger Service de
liver messages nnd packages. Tele
Note Heads, Bill Heads, Lettor Heads
and nil kinds of Job and Commercial
printing neatly, and promptly e,xec,uted
CHINESE IN QUARANTINE DON'T:
FORGET THE DAY.
Ask the Government for 25,000 First
Crackers and Other Things to Cele
brate it in Style.
The Chinese in quarantine at the Ka-
ako detention camp cannot forget that
this Is the Chinese new year, the most
Important day In their calendar. They
want to celebrate It, or at least they
do not want the day to pass without
some celebration. They have asked th
government to supply them with o
large number of articles In order that
they may celebrate. Among them ara
one can of peanut oil, and 25,000 fird
The Chinese will celebrate new years
at this camp. Permission was given
them to receive, within reason, any
thing for the celebration that their
friends would send In. Today live
ducks and chickens are coming In In
great numbers. One particular placi.
In the Chinese quarters has been di
slgnated where they can be killed and
cleaned. The feathers are all being put
in bags. Fire crackers will be allowed
to be fired at one particular place U
be designated and within specified
PLANS APPROVED BY CABINET
Minister Young Instructed to Treat
for Land and then Build Will ba
Rat Proof and Clean.
The Chamber of Commerce had a
meeting with the Cabinet this morning
on the subject of a quarantine wh'arf
to be built at sea between the chan
nel and the sea-wall beyond the Heo-i
lanl boat house.
The Minister of Interior was instruc
ted'to secure from Commander Merry
if possible the privilege of extending
a portion of the wharf over the Unit
ed States reservation and, if this Is
done, to approve the plans.
The wharf will be absolutely- rat
proof and will be used for tranship
ping clean freight from abroad to tho
other Islands. ,. .
CHINESE NEW YEAR.
Chinese new year begun at noon .
today. Most servants are trying to
get off-tohlght to be gone two days. It
is tonight that the religious services
will take place.
The fire department this morning;
burned the three houses back of tho
Judiciary building condemned by the
Board ot Health at the request of the
Bishop estate. Engines 2 and 5 did the
business. i ; 'J 9.
P. H. Burnett, the broker, has applied;
for a discharge from the National
Guard on the ground that constant
duty Is entailing great business loss to
him. He has offered a substitute in the
The Chinese store at the corner ofr
Emma and Beretanla streets, which
was condemned a short time ago by thrt
Board of Health, has been vacatedi
The property belongs to Attorney J. A.
Inspector W. H. Crawford has report
ed the old Chinese theater In Aala to
be In a very unsanitary condition and
a menace to the public health. Thero
Is a pool of stagnant water under the
Mrs. C. I. Hutchlns Is expected hero
on the next Australia. Mr. Hutchlna
has been here tnme weeks and wrote
informing his wife about the existence
of plague In Honolulu, but she replies
that she wasn't afraid ot tho epidemic
Fine Book and Commercial Prlntlne
at tho Star Office.
night up to date is the
A gentleman's superior shoe
Tan, Black or lied. Made by the '
James A. Uannlster Co. Enough said
HE QUARANTINE II
' Sold Dealers
Hinw rv -I'll u- njn.anvm