Honolulu, the Greatest Pilgrimage of the Mystic Shrine

Honolulu, the Greatest Pilgrimage of the Mystic Shrine

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...was burned, much to the relief of the community; the only building left standing being the Holt block, of brick, opposite the Queen Emma premises, on Nuuanu Street. A death and suspect case eminating from Palace Square block, in which was located the free Dispensary and Engine Co. No. 1, brought attention to danger outside the limits of "Chinatown," yet probably connected in some way with it. In due time this entire block, except the Occidental Hotel, corner of King and Alakea Streets, was burned down. The business community fully endorsed the action of the authorities respectiug its condemnation of "Chinatown." On Sunday, January 14th, occurred four deaths and revealed five new suspect cases, including a well-known white lady. This threw a deep gloom over the entire community as it brought a realization of personal danger hitherto unknown so long as the idea prevailed that whites were immune from this disease of the Orient. Much excitement prevailed throughout the city the following day, yet self-denying men, equal to the emergency, met and effected the organization of the Citizens' Sanitary Committee, to aid and support the work of the Board of Health. This committee was duly empowered for services by the authorities for the thorough inspection already referred to, as was done during the cholera epidemic. The week was full of anxiety and effort for the public weal. Several additional victims were found in the city and wide areas of "Chinatown" fell under condemnation; still, the systematic work of the inspectors, and the purifying of infected localities by fire, reducing the chances of infection, materially calmed prevailing fears. In the progress of this work orders were issued to burn block...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236870425
  • 9781236870421