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VOL. XLIL, NO. 7203. HONOLULU, HAWAIITERRITORY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 1905. i PrTce FIVE CENTS
10 pet. J
BERGfR'S BAND IS -MADE' BAKU PEOPLE
PDCAT UIT IM DflDTI SMI
IS AWARDED LHI 1 milLH"u AKC .riXEINU
Fortification Sites Harbor Dredging Breckon's
Trip to Japan Dr. Neill's Report Im
migration and Secret Service.
(Mail Special to the Advertiser.)
WASHINGTON, TX C, August 26.
At last the eontract for the quarantine
wharf, roadway, laundry building and
plant an.j retaining wall at Honolulu
lias been awaded. Some time next
June, if everything favors, the work
should be completed in the manner
Congress designed it should be by
appropriation made two years or more
ago. Cotton Brothers of Oakland, Cal.,
as is already known in the islands,
have been awarded the contract, their
figure, on the revised or second bidding,
having been $62,998. The Supervising
Architect's office of the Treasury De
partment has already sent them notice
that their bid was the lowest and along
with that notice has gone a contract to
be executed. The Oakland firm must
alsi furnish a bond to the amount of
fifty per cent, of the contract. J
The other bids were: John Ouder
kirk of Honolulu, $63,545; Hawaiian
Dregding Company, Limited, $63,900; W.
H. Hoogsh of Honolulu. $64,433. In the
j original bids the: figures of the com
j I peting firms were: Cotton Brothers,
nine months; Ouderkirk, $62,500, with
tie. eight ' months' limit; Hawaiian
Tredging Company, $62,800, work to be
completed in 220 days; and W. H.
Hoogs, $63,200, limit for completion 223 :
days. In he second list . of bids only i
Cotton Brothers entered a time limit!
nine months according to the Super- j
vising Architect's office. The new bids
from Honolulu firms were cabled here
by Dr. Cofer, of the Marine Hospital
Service at Honolulu. No bid was enter- 1
ed from Healy Tibbetts Construction I
Company of San Francesco, which was
one of the low bidders in the first competition.
The Supervising Architect's office has j
let alone the placing of guns upon the
sites already purchased."
Gen. McKenzle tas no definite word
about the progress of preparations fo;:
the dredging of Honolulu harbor. Lieut.
Slattery is forwarding the customary
monthly reports, required of engineer
officers, but is sending nothing specific,
which reaches "Washington, about the
Honolulu project. Gen. McKenzie aid
today that the proposition to use the
government dredge "Chinook" at Port
land, on the Honolulu harbor work had
apparently been abandoned. This
dredge was formerly known as "The
Grant," but the name has been chang
ed. "The idea was to use this dredge,"
said Gen; McKenzie, "only in the event
that the private bids should be excess
ive. There seems also to have been
objection to taking the dredge to Ho
nolulu, because of the condition of the
furnaces. It was feared these would
not stand the work, if taken so far
away from the mainland."
It is learned here that the trip which
District Attorney Breckons, of Honolu
lu, is taking to Japan has some bear
ing on immigration questions. While
Mr. Breckons is understood to be tak
ing the trip as a vacation and at his
private expense, he expects to acquire
some information about the methods
of the big emigration companies, ,' by
which Japanese secure permission to
go to Hawaii and then reship to the
mainland. Mr. Breckons,- according to
information here, is "tolerably convers
ant with the Japanese language, much
of which he has learned from his little
! daughter. During a sojourn in Japan
i lie is counting on bringing back con
! sklerable information on immigration
topics that will be of use in considering
current problems. :
DR. NEILL'13 REPORT.
Dr. Charles P. Neill, commissioner of
Leading Papers Speak Highly of Ithe Organi
zation and Joe Cohen, Who is Manag
ing It, Grows Enthusiastic.
Oil Industry Is Ruined and the Tar
tars Are Levying Blackmail
(Associated Press Cablegrams.)
BAKU, September 8. -The situation here is growing worse.
The inhabitants are fleeing and the oil industry has been ruined.
The loss amounts to millions. Martial law has been declared.
PORTLAND, Ore., August 25, 1905.
Editor Advertiser: By this time you are no doubt aware of the band's
great success in San Francisco, and I am pleased to be able to report that this
same success is meeting us here.
We 'opened at the- fair yesterday and I am really amazed at the furore we
have created, t inclose clippings from" the leading papers which speak for
themselves. To the people in Honolulu, who have heard the band so often,
the sensation we are creating will seem incredible. I must confess that with
all the confidence I had in the venture I am somewhat dazed myself at the There is much destitution. The Tartars are demanding money in
uiagmiuue ui uur success.
"We are eertainly drawing attention to Hawaii. All the papers are devoting
considerable space t6 us and I can Unload all the stories that I have in stock.
This will mean that by virtue of the band thousands upon thousands will have
their attention drawn to Hawaii. It is the kind of advertising that advertises,
and I believe you will soon feel the effects.
I shall keep the public of Honolulu informed as to our movements, etc.,
and by the time we return they will certainly have reason to be proud of
Captain Berger and" The ' Royal Hawaiian Band. The boys are all in good
health and apparently happy and contented. '
With best aloha to you all, I am,
Very respectfully yours,
' J. C. COHEN.
no special information yet about how labor, who was in Hawaii last spring
soon Cotton Brothers will enter upon in connection with the preparation of
the work, but it is taken for granted , the labor report on Hawaii, stated to
that the work will be begun forthwith. ! day that it would be about two months
Senarate bids were made on the drerie- .'before the report can be completed. "I
ing, that being the item which caused
the trouble about the first bids. The
figures submitted on this were: Cotton
Brothers, $9500; Ouderkifk; $11,000; Ha-
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS. .
. From the Oregonian of August 25:
In a picturesque, unusual class all by
itself the Royal Hawaian band, from
Honolulu, of 33 members, has stepped
into the limelight, and made good. The
dusky-skinned musicians made their
flrst bow to a Portland audience at the ,
Exposition yesterday afternoon, and
began a two weeks' engagement that
may be lengthened td another two
weeks if negotiations are successful.
Enthusiastic crowds hung around the
bandstand all the time the Hawaiians
jplayed and sang, and applause was
This band is notable as being the or
ganization that won the second prize in
the band competition '.at the World's
Fair, Chicago, in 1893, according to the
Hawaiian account of that memorable
occasion when the best bands of the
world competed. During the season of
1895-96 the band played at the Mid
Winter Fair at San Francisco. Noth
ing in this world can be done without
money that is an admitted fact, and .
I I 1 1 i- L. . . i. T 1 . .3
ven .uii tuct '-v the white conductor, raised his baton.
v.r - "" ,J and the manner in which his men
j return for which they promise to cease pillaging. Troops are ar
riving 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
Cohen, agreed to take the financial
risk because he had faith in the band
and that it would make good. -.Mr-Cohen
was borrr in Buffalo, N. Yand
has for several years been in the the
atrical business in Honolulu. His as
sistant manager is William Prestidge.
WARMLY GREETED IN SAN FRANCISCO.
No sooner had the Hawaiians arrived I commissioners have adjourned until the 13th to consult their gov-
1n San TiVn ncvar-fi tire! nnd otherwise!
nnsA hv thpir spa. vfivfi trc from Hbno- I CrnmCIltS.
lulu, -tbn San Francisco people who
had heard the band on a previous visit
insisted that the band give at least
three concerts. "But my men haven't
recovered from the sea voyage, and we
are about due to play at the Lewis and
Clark Exposition," objected Manager
Coheii. but the concerts were eiven all
the same, and the Hawaiians played to j assault upon a white woman, was burned at the stake last night.
tnat sign dear to ine neart or ine pro
fession standing-room only.
The usual curious crowd gathered
around the bandstand at Gray Boule
vard yesterday afternoon, when it was
up to the Royal Hawaiians to . begin
their first recital. Captain H. Berger,
THE SECESSION CONFERENCE.
KARLSTADT, September 8. The Swedish and Norwegian
NEGRO BURNED AT STAKE.
FORT WORTH, Tex., September 8. A negro, accused of
CLASSICAL TO PRACTICAL
more material, which we shall need in
waiian Dredging Company, $10,000: and
"V H- Hoogs, $9720. As the War De
partment is to do this dredging, under
,4"fcie appropriation for the improvement
of the harbor, no account was taken by
.1 the Supervising Architect's office of the
I separate bids. Dr. Wyman, surgeon
1 .''.general of the Marine Hospital Service,
has been apprised of the award to
(f iCjatton Brothers. He is gratified that
the prospects are good now for the
vork to go forward.
Henry G. Ginaca has assigned to G.
P. Thielen, of Honolulu, one half inter
est in his patent on a system for har
vesting sugar cane.
the report," said he. "I shall start
away on a vacation in a few days and I
expect to take with me a rough outline
of the text of the report. The tables
have not all been made up yet. Mr.
Victor S. Clark, who accompanied me
to Hawaii, and gathered the statistics,
is now here and some work , has al
ready been done on the material he
Assistant Attorney John L. Lott, of
, the Department of Justice, who was
in Hawaii some weeks ago, accompany
ing the Commissioner General of Immi
gration, Mr. Sargent, is back at his
desk. He tarried on the Pacific Coast,
as he returned, giving attention en
( route to the inspection of the offices
for what's in it. But not the Hawai
ians. They are big children who play
and sing their native songs, with
their whole heart and soul, because
nearly everybody is musical in their
far off island home, the pearl of the
When the pro-position was made to
bring- the Royal Hawaiian band to the
Lewis and Clark Exposition, the en
thusiastic supporter was Colonel Hen
ry E. Dosch, who had previously heard
the band play at Honolulu when he
was one of , the advance representa
tives for the Exposition people. "Have
the Hawaiians play against the best
American bands?" exclaimed Portland
critics, but Colonel Dosch stuck to his
point. It was an opportunity for a
capitalist, for the mere cost of trans
portation from Honolulu to this coun
try of musicians, musical library, bag
gage, etc., was over $3000. Then it
was that a Hawaiian capitalist, J. C.
dashed at Sousa's "Stars and Stripes
Forever" opened people's eyes. Next
came Suppe's overture "Poet and Peas
ant," played with a fine body of tone
and spirit. How the dusky faces glow
ed with genuine enthusiasm. Then
came the band's soloist, Madame Nane
Alapai, soprano. She looks young and
plump not stout, and for a woman
who has never received a vocal lesson
in her life, Madame Alapai sings her
native songs remarkably well. She
has a clear, natural, ringing- voice, and
an archness that particularly pleases.
Of course she sang in the Hawaiian
tongue, and you didn't understand a
word of it but how much do you un
derstand when our trained vocalists
sing in French or German?
BAND BECOMES ORCHESTRA.
With a quick gesture, the male musi
cians of the band laid aside their cor-.
(Continued on Page 2.)
PEKING, September 8.- An edict has been issued making the
examinations Qf Chinese officials more practical.
TAFT FOR SHANGHAI.
The Department of Justice has the
papers, affecting titles to several forti-
flrnt!rn sitps in TTnnnrnln with a re-'
Quest for an opinion as to the" valid- j
ity of these titles. Special Assistant
.Attorney General Charles W. Russell
said today that it would be some time
before the department could give its
answer. The papers in the leper hos
pital site are also still with the de
partment, but Mr. Russell is unable to
complete a scrutiny of , them just at
Gen. Alexander McKenzie, chief of
engineers, stated that the War Depart- ,
nient is proceeding with the business
of acquiring perfect title to" the sites
i of United States district attorneys and
to questions involved in the enforce
ment of Chinese exclusion laws.
I "The danger from the admission ot
Chinese by alleging their birth in this
country and American citizenship, has
been largely removed," said Mr. Lott,
"by the judicial decisions that immi
gration officers may inquire into such
allegations and cross question the wit
nesses before landing and before these
witnesses have opportunity to consult
with those on land who are ready to
befriend them." '
He expressed great satisfaction with
the manner in which the federal laws
are enforced in Hawaii. He found
nothing in the District Attorney's of-
FIGHTS SUGAR TRUST!
Pacific Albert L. Ehrmann, f the firm of M.
H. D. ! Ehrmann and Company, one of the
The Examiner says: The
Traffic Commercial ComDanv.'
, , wholesale houses dealing in the inde-
Loveland. manager, is a combination j pendent product explained the condi-
made to control the sugar market on tions yesterday.
the Pacific coast, organized in flat con- I "Before the Honolulu Plantation
trarliption of ' the Sherman law asrainst Company came into the field," said Mr.
AMOY, September 8.Secretary Taft sailed for Shanghai yes
terday. . ' ' : '
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TOKIO, September 7. Martial law has been declared on account of the
continued disorders of the people dissatisfied with the peace made with Kussia.
A, mob burned and destroyed ten Christian churches and one mission schooL
The people were uninjured.
A portion of the Home Minister's residence was destroyed and there hara
been renewed attempts to wreck Kokuni's office. There has been no farther
los3 of life. ,.
Two members of the Harriman party returning from a dinner given by
the Minister of Finance were caught in a crowd and stoned. They were es
corted to the American legation by soldiers.
SAN FRANCISCO, September 7. -Experts on the pugiiistic situation agree
that the Britt-Nelson fight will occur Saturday with Champion Jeffries as
referee. The bettinsr is 10 to 7 in favor of Britt.
BAKU, September 7. The Caucusian-Tartar movement has become serious.
One thousand people have been killed and wounded in conflict with the artillery.
CONDENSED FROM THE FILES.
trusts. It is, in a word, a combination
f in restraint of trade and competition,
such as that law forbids under severe
penalties.. It exists for the sole pur
pose of putting up the price of the su
gar used in every household on this ,
coast. Of these facts there is plenty
of evidence, but the trust appears to
Rear Admiral Rojestvensky is nearly well of his wounds.
District Attorney Jerome may head the Fusion ticket in New York.
Russell Sage has offered $10.00 reward for the return of his pet eat.
Eugene E. Schmitz has been nominated for a third term as mayor of San
Ehrmann yesterday, "the combine was j Francisco by the Union Labor party.
able to fix prices for the Coast to suit The eontracts for the construction of the Western Pacific from Oakland to
themselves. If they had a surplus that I .
could not be placed at the trust prices, 8al Lae Llt7 have practically all been let.
it was dumped at Missouri River I Public Works Commissioner ranK A. iiaestretti nas iosi ms omce in oan.
Francisco because he can get no one to go his bonds.
Fear that her child might inherit its father's red hair caused Mrs. Tillie
Kugler of Philadelphia, twenty-two years old, to kill herself.
American Consul Robert S. Bergh, at Gothenburg, .Sweden, is formally
points, but the Coast got no relief.
MAKES 20,000 TONS.
"The Honolulu refinery makes 20,000
tons this year, and the total consump-
already purchased, but, as is well un
!'derstood. can, at present, do nothing -fice there to criticize, but much to
beyond that. "We shall simply have commend. Mr. Lott came away from
to wait," added Gen. McKenzie, "and Honolulu, as do all visitors, deeply im-
V Saw our rents from the cottages lo- pressed with the scenic beauties of the
Vated upon the government property, islands and the hospitable character
ffl believe the titles now unsettled are of the people. "Tourists," said he, "in-
J o three little pieces of property out stead of going to Europe, would do well
e at Waikiki. Friendly suits have to go to Hawaii, which Js a real para-
Instituted in certain cases to re- dise." He does not entertain hopeful
e the clouds of titles. We have not views about encouraging white labor-
have a strong pull with the ieaerai f. . about 100.000 tons. I Jnciino- Tri Oar-r V,v nnt hnistina- the flair on the Kinz's
because, al- - : ' V: 1. " ..1 ' I -a & . 0 " .
aepariraenc 01 justice. of whicn about twenty-five per cent is
though the evidence has been fully ex- fceet sugar If u were not for tnls com.
ploited in the press, no steps have been peUtion the price o granulated sugar
taken to prosecute or enforce the law would be one or one and a half cents
This minor branch of the sugar trust a pound hi&her than it is today. The
was very prosperous until the Hono- trugt jobberg have been 0slng money,
lulu Plantation Company came into and the increase of ten cents a hun-
the field, with an independent refinery, dred pounds is a measure of self-de-
capable of supplying about one-third ot fense, but the competition will con-
; tinue just the same."
the Coast demand for cane sugar.
HAS HAD TO CUT PRICES.
Since the development of this inde
pendent source of supply, the trust has
had to cut prices to the bone, with
the result that the jobbers in the com
bine have been losing money. The re
cent increase of ten cents a hundred
pounds is designed to recoup some of
these losses, but whether it will be
effective is a question, for the Honolu-
The independent refinery is doing a
very aggressive business, and Mr. Ehr
mann showed ,?tubs for shipments made
of considerable quantities of sugar to
Idaho, Nebraska, Kansas,' Washington
and other western States.
At the house of Tillman and Bendell
similar assurances were given that the
competition on sugar would be perma
nent and it was stated that the Hono-
i mi. xnntinne in the field at the lulu sugar was in every respect the
A bomb was exploded in the vestibule of the Tahoe Club in San Francisco.
None of the fiftv gamblers were injured. It is thought a disgruntled loser did
The congressional party that accompanied Secretary Taft to the Philippines
is reported to have agreed that the Filipinos are not yet capable of self
government. Dr. J. F. Chnabal, of the Chicago Board of Education, believes that there
should be no school vacations at all and has introduced a resolution to this
effect before his board. - '
Xoel Gwynn, the three-year-old son of Mrs. Madeline B. Gwynn, of San
Francisco, died of lockjaw subsequent to vaccination. Henfected the scar by
scratching it, it having been proved that the virus was pure.
Old "Jim" Daly, once pioneer of the Comstoek with Flood, Mac-kay and
Fair, and at one time a millionaire, is dead in Virginia City, Nev., at the
County Poor Farm. Stock speculations bankrupted him. He was 76 year3
l -.ven secured all the land we need yet,
(Continued on Page I.)
old prices. - Ui lu- "ua