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VOL. XL. No. 70 HONOLULU, T. H., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1905. SEMI-WEEKLY, WHt LE 2727
I miADANTINF 1 ib BEN'S BIND IAS MADE BAKU PEOPLE
CONTRACT GREAT HIT III PORTLAND ARE FLEEING
Fortification Sites Harbor Dredging Breckon's
Trip to Japan Dr. Neill's Report Immigration
and Secret Service.
(Mall Special to the Advertiser.)
WASHINGTON. D. C, August 26.
'Ai. lost the contract for the quarantine
wharf, roadway, laundry building nnd
riant and retaining wall at Honolulu
flrns been awarded. Somo tlmo next
June, If everything favors, the woik
.should be computed In the manner
Congress designed It should be by
appropriation made two years or moro
.ago. Cotton Brotht rs of Oakland, Cal.,
-as Is already known In the Islands,
iiavo been awarded the contract, their
figure, on the tevlsed or second bidding,
having been $62,098. The Supervising
Architect's office of the Treasury De- !
partment has already sent them notice
4hat their bid was the lowest and along
with that notice has gone a contract to
o executed. The Oakland firm must
also furnish a bond to the amount of
fifty per cent, of the contract.
The other bids were: John
of 'Honolulu, $63,545; Hawaiian
Dregding Company, Limited, $63,900; W.
II. Hoogs of Honolulu, $64,437. In the
original bids the figures of the competing
firms were: Cotton Brothers,
459,855, the work to be completed In
nine months; Ouderklrk, $62,500, with
An eight months' limit; Hawaiian
Dredging Company, $62,800, work to be
completer! In 220 days; and "W. II.
Hoogs, $63,300, limit for completion 223
days. In tho second list of bids only
Cotton Brothers entered n time limit
jilne months according to the Supervising
Architect's office. Tho new bids
from Honolulu firms were cabled here
by Dr. Cofer, of tho Murine Hospital
Serylce at Honolulu. No bid was entered
from Healy Tlbbetts Construction
Company of San Franclsio, which was
one of tho low bidders In the first competition.
The Supervising Architect's office has
no special Information yet about how
.soon Cotton Brothers will enter upon
the work, but It Is taken for granted
that the work will bo begun forthwith.
Separate bids werp made on the dredging,
that being the Item which caused
the trouble nbout the first bids. Tho
figures submitted on this were: Cotton
Brothers, J93C0; Ouderklrk, $ll,OC0; Hawaiian
Dredging Company, $10,000; nnd
W. H. Hoogs, $9720. As the War Department
Is to do this dredging, under
the appropriation for tho Improvement
of the harbor, no account was taken by
tho Supervising Architect's office of the
separate bids. Dr. Wyman, surgeon-general
of the Marine Service,
has been apprised of the award to
Cotton Brothers. He Is gratified that
tho prospects nre good now for the
work to go forward.
Henry G. Glnaca has assigned to G.
P. Honolulu, one half Interest
In his patent on a system for harvesting
The Department of Justice has the
papers, affecting titles to several fortification
sites In Honolulu, with a request
for an opinion as to the validity
of these titles. Special Assistant
Attorney General Charles W. Russell
said today that It would be some time
before the department could give Its
nnswer. The paper's In the leper hospital
site arc also still with the department,
but Mr. Russell Is unable to
complete a scrutiny of them Just at
Gen. Alexander McKcnzIe, chief of
engineers, stated that the War Department
Is proceeding with the business
of acquiring perfect title to the sites
already purchased, but, as Is well understood;
can, at, present, do nothing
beyond that. "Wo shall simply have
to wait," added Gen. ilcKenzle, "and
dniw our rents from the cottages located
upon the government property,
I believe tho titles now unsettled are
to three little pieces of property out
there at Walklkl. Frjendly suits have
been Instituted In certain cases to rej
move the clouds at titles. We have not
ever? secured nil the land we need yet,
let alone tho placing of guns uporuthe
sites already purchased."
Gen. McKenzlo has no definite word
about the progress of preparations for
the dredging of Honolulu harbor.. Lieut.
Slattory Is forwarding the customary
monthly reports, required of engineer
officers, but Is sending nothing speclffc,
which reaches Washington, about tho
Honolulu project. Gen. McKenzlo said
today that tho proposition to use the
government dredge "Chinook" at Portland,
on the Honolulu harbor work had
apparently been abandoned. This
dredge was formerly known as "Tho
Grant," but the name has been changed.
"The Idea was to use this dredge,"
said Gen. McKenzle, "only In tho event
that the private bids should be excessive.
There seems also to have been
objection to taking tho dredge to Honolulu,
because of the condition of the
furnaces. It was feared these would
not stand tho work, If taken so far
away from tho mainland."
of tho big emlgratlon.companle, by.
which Japanese secure permission to
Leading Papers Speak Highly of the Organization
and Joe Cohen, Who is Managing
It, Grows Enthusiastic
PORTLAND, Ore., August 23, 1003.
Editor Advertiser: By this tlmo you nro no doubt nwaro of the band's
great success in San Francisco, and I am pleased to bo ablo to report that this
same success is meeting us here.
Wo openod at tho fair yesterday and I(nm ronUy amazed at' the furore wo
haye created. I inclose clippings from.tuo leading, papers which speak for
themselves. To tho people in Honolulu,, who liayo heard tho band so often,
tho sonsation wo aro creating will seem incredible I must confess that with
all the confidence I had in the venture I am somowlint dazed myself nt tho
magnituilo of our success.
Wo nro certainly drawing attention to Hawaii. All tho papers nro devoting
considerable spneo to us and I can unload all tho stories that I havo in stock.
This will mean that by virtuo of tho band thousands upon thousands will have
their attention drawn to Hawaii.- It is tho kind of advertising that advertises,
nnd I believe you will soon feel tho effects.
I shall keep tho public of Honolulu informed as to our movements, etc.,
nnd by tho time wo return they will certainly havo reason to bo proud of
C'aptnin Bcrger and Tho Royal Hawaiian Band. Tho boys aro all in good
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health and apparently nappy ana coutoniea.
With best aloha to you all, I am, r
Very respectfully yours,
J. C. COHEN.
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS. j Cohen', ngreed to take the .financial
. . , r risk because h'e had faith In the band
From the Oregonlan of August 25.- nnfl ,hnt ,t wouM make good Mr-
In a picturesque, unusual class all by Cohen' was born In Buffalo, N. T and
Itself the Roval Hawalan band, from has for 'several years been In the the-
LHonolulu, of 33 members, has stepped atrlcal business In Honolulu. His
the limelight, nnd made good. The slstant manager Is William Prestldge.
It is learned here that the trip which dusky-Skinned musicians made ineir WARMLY GREETED IN SAN FRAN-
'. .. ... first limv in n. Portland audience at tne Picfn
District Attorney Breckons, of Honolulu,
Is taking to Japan has somo bearing
on Immigration questions. While
Mr. Breckons is understood to be taking
the trip as a vacation and at his
private expense, he oxpects to acquire
some information about tho methods
Exposition yesterday afternoon, and No R0(mer had tne Hawallans arrived
began a two weeks engagement that n gan Franclsc0 tlrcd and otherwise
be lengthened to another two
may tho,p Bea voyage from Hono
weeks If negotiations are successful. ,u, ,han San Prnncl8C0 peopte wn0
Enthusiastic crowds hung around the had ,Jcard th(J band on a prevlou9 vIslt
bandstand all the time the Hawallans ,nBL,tcJ that the band B,ve at ieaat
played and sang, and applause was lhre(j concartB. ..But my men haven't
Be''r01!3, , , . . , . , , J .. . recovred from the sea voyage, nnd wo
This band Is notnble,n being the - nrab(ut due lo pmy at the LowiB nnd
gaulzatlon that won the second prize rn clark Exposition." objected Manager
go to Hawl, and then leshlp to the - Jn according to tho t "nnd'hoIto'vnltanVplaV to
mainland. Mr. Breckons, according to Hawaiian account of that memorable
tho lalxjr report on Hawaii, stated to-
to Hawaii, and gathered the statistics,
'is now here nnd some work has already
been done on the material ho
Assistant Attorney John L. Lott, of
tho Department of Justice, who was
ln Hawaii somo weeks ago, accompanying
tho Commissioner General of Immigration,
Mr. Sargent, Is back at his
desk. Ho tarried on the Pacific Coast,
as he returned, giving attention en
route to the Inspection of the offices
of United States district attorneys and
to questions. Involved In the enforcement
of Chinese exclusion laws.
IMMIGRATION OF CHINESE.
"The danger from tho admission of
Chinese by alleging their birth ln this
country and American .citizenship, has
been largely removed," said Mr, Lott,
"by the Judicial decisions that Immigration
officers may Inquire Into such
allegations. and cross question the witnesses
before landing and before these
witnesses have opportunity to consult
wjth those, on land who are ready ,to
befriend them." , -
He expressed great satisfaction with
tho manner In which the federal laws
are. enforced ln .Hawaii. He, found
nothing in the District Attorney's, office
there to criticize, but much to
commend. Mr.' Lott came away from
Honolulu, .as'do all vls'tors, deeply Impressed
with the scenic beauties of the
Islands nnd the hospitable character
of the people. v"XoilrUts,'' said he, "Instead
'of going to Europe, M'ould do well
to go to Hawaii, which Is a real
He does not entertain hopeful
views about encouraging white labor-(Continued
on Page 5.)
bilng the Roy
that sign dear to the heart of the pro-
information here. Is tolerably I occasion when the best bands of the ,,, ,ii.-. i
nnt with tho Japanese language, much ' During the season of The usua, ,,! croWd' gnthered
01 which ne nas icarneu f.om his llttlo "9.5"?6 Fa)r e band Francisco. at the Noth- Mid- . d uanat.ind at Gray Boule-
wlnter at San
vH,Brdav afternoon when It was
daughter. During a sojourn In Japan ine , tls world can be done without "Whel&aj to begin
ho Is counting on bringing back con- money that Is an ndmltted fact, and tnelr flrgt recjtnit captain II. Berger,
Bldernblo information on immigration " ls well Known that well-fed U)e whUe collduc'tori rnlsed jlla baton,
topics that will be of use in considering ZZuXfn II But" wt "C Haw" QnJ tho "r ln, wh,ch V'' n
dashed at Sousa's "Stnrs and Stripes
. : ...
,.w,t problems. in,
,. They are big children who play Forever opened peoplo.8 eycs. Next
DR. NEILL'S REPORT. a,ntl Bliiff their native songs, with c(UJ)e Sup e. ove,ture "Poet nnd Peas-
tllelr, wIl0lQ ,Ileflt1nnd s,ouV ,bec.1u Vyea with anne body of tone
Dr. Charles P. Nell . mmn,,im, neariy everybody la musical in their , ant." ', , ow the"dusUy fncea ,ow.
labor, who was ln Hawaii last spring I far oft island home, the pearl of tho wlJll genulne enthusiasm. Then
In connection with tho pinparntlon or '""" . . , . cnine the band's soloist, Mndamo Nano
When the made to
noposltlon was Am a,' oprano. She looks young and
yal Hawaiian band to tho .,, . ,, ,, for woman
day that It would be about two months 'Lewh and Claik Exposition, the en- n(1, 'i
. , , , . , ,,r i .. .1 4 ,lBtT ,who has never received a vocal lesson
am Just now writing to Hawaii for
more material, which we shall need In
the report," said he. "I shall start
away on a vacation ln a few.days and I
expect to take with me a rough outline
of tho text of tho report. Tho tables
havo not all been made up yet. Mr,
thue'astL s ppoiter was Colonel Hen- . . ... .,,,, ,ln. i,.
ryEDosch. who had pre vously heard
naU s remarkably welIi Blle
tho band play at Honolulu when he
has R cea Iiatural rlnBn volcei nnd
was one of the advance p'nrtcuiarly
an nrchnM, that pleases,
lives for the Exposition people. "Have
Qf CQU Bhe ,n tne
the Hawallans play against the best dldn,t underBtand a
American bands?" exclaimed Portland
, bu how h do un.
crltlcs,.but Colonel Dosch stuck to his
derstand hen our tralned vocaUgt8
point. It was nn opportunity for a ,
, French or Gorman?
tfifinltnltar fnr thn tnnro pnat tit trnna.
Victor S. Clark, who accompanied me ' portntlon from Honolulu to this RAND BECOMES ORCHESTRA.
try of musicians, musical library bag- wun a quick gesture, me maie
etc., was over $3000. Then It clans of the band laid aside their
that a Hawaiian capitalist, J. C. (Continued on Page 6.)
FIGHT5 SUGAR TRUST
The Examiner says: The Pacific
Traffic Commercial Company, H. D.
Loveland, manager, Is a combination
made to control the sugar market on
the Pacific cgast. organized ln flat contradiction
of the Sherman law against
trusts. It Is, In a word, a combination
In restraint of trade and competition,
such as that -law forbids under severe
penalties. It exists for the Bole purpose
of putting up the price of the sugar
used In fvery household on this
coast. Of these facts there ls plenty
of evidence, but the trust appears to
have a strong pull with the Federal
department of Justice, because, although
tho evidence has been fully exploited
ln the press no steps have been
taken to prosecute or enforce the law.
This minor branch of the sugar trust
waB very prosperous until the Honolulu
Plantation Company came Into
the field, with an Independent refinery,
capable of supplying about ot
the Coast demand for cane sugar.
HAS HAD TO CUT PRICES.
Since the development of this Independent
source of supply, the-trust has
had to cut prices to the bone, with
the result that the Jobbers n the combine
havo been losing money. The recent
Incrense of ten cents a hundred
pounds Is designed to recoup some 'of
these losses, but whether it will be
effective ls a question, for the Honolulu
people continue In th,e field at the
Albert L. Ehrmann, of tho firm of M.
Ehrmann nnd Company, one of the
wholesale houses dsallng In the Independent
product, explained the
. tlons yesterday.
"Before the Honolulu Plantation
j Company came Into tho field," said Mr. '
, Ehrmann yesterday, "the combine was
rable to fix prices for the Coast to suit
themselves. If they had a surplus that
could not be placed nt the trust prices,
It wns dumped nt Missouri River
points, but the Coast got no relief.
MAKES 20.000 TONS.
"The Honolulu refinery makes 20,000
tons this year, and the total consumption
on the Coast Is about 100,000 tons,
of which about twenty-five per cent Is
beet sugar. If It were not for this competition
the price of granulated sugar
would be one or one and a half cents
a pound higher than It Is today. Tho
trust Jobbers have been losing money,
nnd the Increase of ten cents a hundred
pounds 'Is a measure of self-defense,
but the competition will con-
tlnue Just the same."
j The Independent refinery Is doing a
veiy nggreuBlvu business, and Mr. Ehrmann
showed .tubB for shipments made
of considerable quantities of augur to
Idaho, Nebraska, Kansas, "Washington
and other western States,
At the house of Tillman nnd Bendell
similar nnsurances were given that the
competition on .sugar would be permanent
nnd It was stated that the Honolulu
sugar was In every respect the
equal of the trust output
Oil Industry is Ruined and the Tartars
Are Levying Blackmail
(Associated Press Cablegrams.)
BAKU, September 8. The situation here is growing worse.
The inhabitants are fleeing and the oil industry has De'en ruined.
The loss amounts to millions. Martial law has been declared.
There is much destitution. The Tartars are demanding money in
return for which they promise to cease pillaging. Troops are arriving
in strong numbers and expect soon to control the situation.
JAPANESE MOB BURNS
TOKIO, September 8. This city is now quiet, but rioting is
reported from Chiba, where the government buildings have been
THE SECESSION CONFERENCE.
KARLSTADT, September 8. The Swedish and Norwegian
commissioners have adjourned until the 13th to consult their governments.
NEGRO BURNED AT STAKE.
FORT WORTH, Tex., September 8. A of
assault upon a white woman, was burned at the stake last night.
CLASSICAL TO PRACTICAL
PEKING, September 8. An edict has been issued making the
examinations of Chinese officials more practical.
TAFT FOR SHANGHAI, -
AMOY, September 8. Secretary Taft sailed for Shanghai yes
TOKIO, Soptombcr 7. Martial law has been declared on account of tho
continued disorders of tho pcoplo dissatisfied with tho peaco mado with Russia.
A mob burned and destroyed ten Christian churches and one mission school.
Tho peoplo wero uninjured.
A portion of tho Homo Minister's rcsidenco was destroyed and thero havo
been renewed attempts to wreck Kokunl's office Thero has been no further
loss of lifo.
Two members of tho Harrlman party returning from a dinner given by
tho Minister of Finance wero caught in a crowd and stoned. They woro escorted
to the American Legation by soldiers.
' SAN FRANCISCO, Soptcmhor 7. Exports on the pugilistic situation agreo
that the fight will occur Saturday with Champion Jeffries as
referee. Tho betting is 10 to 7 ln favor of Britt.
BAKU, September 7. The movement has become serious.
One thousand pcoplo havo been killed and wounded in conflict with tho artillery.
CONDENSEDFROM THE FILES.
Rear Admiral Itojcstvennky' is nearly well of his wounds.
District Attorney Jerome may liead tho Fusion ticket In New York.
Russell Sage has offered $10.00 rownrd for tho return of his pet cat.
Eugene E. Scliiuitz has been nominated for a third term as mayor of San
Francisco by the Union Labor party. -
Tho contracts for tho construction of tho Western Pacific from Oakland to.
Halt Lake City havo prnrtlcnlly all been let.
Public Works Commissioner Frank A. Macstrotti has lost his offico in San
Francisco becauso ho can get no ono to go his bonds.
Fear that her child might inherit its father's red hair caused Mrs. Tillio
Kuglcr of Philadelphia, twenty-two years old, to kill herself.
American Consul Robert S. Bergh, at Gothenburg, Sweden, is formally-charged
with insulting King Oscar by not hoisting tho flag on tho King's
A bomb was exploded in tho vestibule of tho Taboo Club In San Francisco.
None of the fifty gamblers wero injured. It is thought a disgruntled loser did
tho deed. ' .
Tho congressional party that nccompanled Secretary Taft to tho Philippines
is rpportcd to havo ugreed that tho Filipinos ore not yet capable of self-government.
Dr. J. V. Chunbal, of thn Chicago Board of Education, believes that tboro
should bo no school vacations at nil and has introduced a resolution to this
effect before his board.
3Toel dwynn, tho three-year-old son of Mrs. Madeline B. Gwynn, of San.
Francisco, died of lockjaw subsequent to vaccination. Up infected the scar by-scratching
it, it having been proved that tho virus wos pure.
Old "Jim" Daly, once pioneer of tho Comstock with Flood, Mackay nnl
Fair, and at one, tlmo a millionaire, is dead in Virginia City, Nov., at tho
County Pooi Farm, Stpck speculations bankrupted him. He was 70 yoare
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