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'HE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 1908
John Kapu Detected
llILO, April 2. Post Office In
spector F. J. IlarJ was in town last
week in connection wbh another
caso of raising a post. I order, n
crime which seems to have become
epidemic here on Hawaii.
John Khi, at present in jail
awaiting trial at the Kailtia tenii
on a charge of robbing Green well's
store, is the man suspected of th
act, which was about as clumsy an
attempt, at fraud as could bo ima
Kapu went to the post office at
Kealakekua and there bought an
order for $10 payable to "Johnny
Sam'' at Naalehu. Later a nuin.
identified as Ksjjj appeared at the
Naalehu oliice (tnd said "hat he
was "Johnny Sam." He had the
order-with him but it -had been
rained from $10 to $100 by the
pimple process of adding an "0" to
the. ten. The addition was made
with an indelible pencil, not with
'ink which corresponded with that
of the order and the written words:
"Ten dollars" in the body of the
order were not changed at1 all.
These discrepancies were pointed
out to ''Johnny Sam" by the post
mistress but he stiJl insisted that
he wanted a hundred dollars. lie
did not get the money, the raised
order being confiscated and sent to
Honolulu. Meanwhile Kapu sowns
to have turned his attention to
other, branches of industry and
was caught in the attempt at burg
lary before the post oflice people
could get after him. -
From present appearances "Ka
pu" is not what the yawning jail
doors will say to John when the
different Circuit and Federal courts
get through with him. Tribune. .
to go to Europe.
Honolulu, April 2. Prof.' Koe
bele is to gtf to Europe to seach for
an effective enemy of the horn fly.
At the meeting of the Board of
'Agriculture and Forestry yesterday
it was reported by W. M, GifTard,
chairman of the Committee-on En
tomology that he had practically
completed the work in which he
has been engaged. ' He is however
suffering from the fever he contracted
or rather recontracted in his search
in -Mexico for beneficial insects.
t 4i.. i
in uiaL lie I K
, pent to Europe to look for an effec
tive enemy of the horn .fly. The
Planters' Association, which jiays
. two-thirds of his salary, lias already
voted to send him there provided
the Board of Agriculture and
Forestry will consent and continue
the payment of the third of his
salary which it has been .saying,
and the Breeders' Association will
contribute the-' expenses of the
search. This it will probably do.
.-, August Belmont, president of the
jockey club, at a dinner said of rac
ing: .. "'Hieing is honestly conducted in
thmain. The stories that one
hears alout it arc rather absurd.
They are like the story of Starlight.
"Once there was a group of
sportsmen w ho were all quite broke.
They must', however, get in to the
races, and one at a time they pre
sented themselves at the padlock
'I am the owner of Starlight '
the first said. He" was well divssxi
anil imposing. They hclkved and
passed him in.
" 'I am Shu-light's traiiier," said
the second. 1 lis rod face 'ind bluff
manner Lore out his story, and they
The third man, small and thin,
next apicaivd. ,
" 'Starlight's jockey,' he said
shortly and hurried through the
"Tht-fourtli and last man of tin
group was very shabby indeed.
" 'Well, who tire you?' they said
impatiently, when he presented
'' '1 am Starlight" was the meek
Considered by Board of Agrh
culture and Forestry.
Honolulu-, April 2.- At the meet
ing of the Hoard of Agriculture
an 1 Forestry yesterday afternoon
the matters of glanders in' horses
and bee diseases was given con
siderable attention. The caw of a
citizen who found he had a glan
dercd horse and sent it by a Jap
anese stajdeman to the "quarantine
station to have it destroyed was
reported by. Dr. Norgartrd. The
Jap who took the horse sold it for
$3o instead of taking it where
directed, and it passed through
1 1 1 1 . . .i
seveiiii nanus oerore i ite owner
leard of it and got the matter
straightened out. Three cases f
glanders are. reported to have been
liscovercl in Honolulu since the
ast meeting of the Board.
il was stated at tne meeting
that in order to protect the bee in
dustry from danger of being ruined
by the introduction of foul brood
a serious disei.se in apiaries on the
mainland, the Bee Keepers' Asso
ciation oners to furnish nueens of
best quality free to anyone wishing
them. Iftisisin order to avoid
the danger of importing disease
which might bo incurred by im
porting queens. ' A communication
was read from Governor Frear in
which he refused tqfapprove a pro
prosed regulation prohibiting the
importation of queen, bees to the
Territory, oil the ground that such
regulation exceeded his authority.
The Board adopted a recom mon
ition of the committee on forestry
to the effect that no action" for the
present be taken in establishing
forest line in Ilamakua district,
Hawaii, but that at lease of the
lands be recommended to the . Ku-
kaiau Plantation Co
of the land.of
Kaohe, Hoea-Kaao, Kealakekua
Niupea and Mano-Waialee on such
tin.e as to expire coincidently with
other Jands under lease by the
Parker Ranch Company. The
government to require the planting
of at least 400,000 trees on the
land, which must be growing at
the expiration of the lease. -
The committee refused to recom
mended a general license to J. B.
Castle for cutting timber it. Kona,
but to approve specifically located
propositions for timbering.
Reports were also received of the
work of the entomologist in in
specting plants and vegetables com
ing into the Territory, and the dis
infection hich is practiced to rid
them of possible dangeros plant
pests. Star. '
Invents Rubber Club.
Denver, March 21. Bleeding and
andaged heads willio longer be
the principal evidence of the night
patrolman's work in the police and
justice courts of the country, if the
xpoctations of Patrolman J. T.
lannon ot the Denver toree are ful
filled, lie looks forward to the time
hen every modern police depart
ment in the country will be equip
ped with the rublior jxilieo club of
which he is the inventor.
The new clubs are made of the
finest flexible rubln r and are loaded
with sand and shot to give the p ro
ller leverage to a blow. Being made
in one piece, they are practically
indestructible am I their flexibility
givy ease in carrying.
Gannon gives the purchaser his
choice of four sizes, ranging from
the regulation dress size to the
jHieket "billy," ami declare that
they will cost buta little more than
the oldstyle rosewood or mahogany
stick, while their construction
guarantees them a life far in excess
of their predecessors.
Aside. from the humane and uur
rtlje features, the iimntor claims
added protection for the owner, as
there is no ' Htsibility of breaking
of club over the head of a victim in
a general melee and Ix-inglcft with
out a weapon.
Miss Beard in Honolulu
with her Wards.
HONOLULU, April 3. Strong.
healthy, well-fed and above all
happy are the words which will
best describe the condition of the
children from the KonaOrphannge,
who were brought to this city this
morning by Miss Alice F. Beard,
who has doculod to .give up the in
stitution on account of the charges
which had been made against her
and which, from the appearance of
the children, would he hard to sub
stantiate. The decision to break up the Or
phanage was very suddenly made
and came as the result .of advice
given by Richard n. Trent, who
went to Kona to make an investi
gation. He found that the matter
would probably be brought into the
courts and told Miss Beard of that
fact, and rather than go into a
costly litigation which would be
bound to hurt the institution no
matter which way a decision should
be- made. With the absolute refusal
of Miss Beard to appear. before theLtok children from the school that
courts there was but oiv thing left
to do and the Orphanage has been
The children arrived this morn
ing in the Mauna Loa and were
taken by Miss Beard to a vacant
house on the comer of Beretania
ind, Richards streets, which was
placed at iier disposal by
Trent. Steps will bo taken today
to place them 'in. homes in this
city. It is hoped that the smaller
-ones can be ,tiken care of at the
Salvation Army Home and tlie old
er ones will be placed in local homes
where they, can earn their board
and get an education.
They vary in age from nineteen
years to six, and sixteen girls arid
eight boys were left when thev
reached thch"present quarters. Two
were left at Kailua with their
mother and two went to an uncle
in this city, .Seven Japancseboys
were left at the -orphanage to be
located in various" homes in the
Miss Beard was very frank in
her talk with the. newspapermen
inns morning anu conversed in ai
most natural manner, though evi
dently very much worn outby the
trying experiences which she has
gone through in the last few days.
She is apparently a woman of
rather nervous character and does
not deny for a moment that she
believes in healing by prayer, but
Btates that she has held that faith
ever since she .was sixteen years of
age, at the same time being a mem
ber of the Christian church. In
telling.of the trouble end then her
decision to give up her mission of
charity she t-aid:
"The decision to give up the
wotk at the Kona Orphanage was
made very suddenly. Mr. Trent
went around among the peole there
and found out all that he could,
then coming back to me. lie told
me that he felt "sure that the mat
ter would bo brought before the
courts. I was not of that opinion
but told him that I felt, just as. I
had from tli9 first, that I would
not fight the matter. Rather than
do that I would give it up altoget
her. I asked him to let me have a
few hours to think it over. I did
this and, as this" was Wednesday
evening, I came to a decision Wed
nesday night at 10 o'clock.
''It was a very busy time foV us
to get ready and dowi to the
Mauna Loa next morning.. The
children were waked up ami we
hurried through, as I did not think
it was best to leave the matter till
after Mr. Trent had gone. While
he was tliere I had the benefit of
his advice and I felt that it was all
"We had a very rough trip coin
ing down and the children are all
tired out, but they hardly look a
if I had starved them. When 1
decided to-give the place up T want
ed to get them away from there
and from under the influence of
drinking and swearing men such
as these who had tried in various
ways to interfere with 'my w
I hat was being done continually
and only n couple of dnvs before
we left Mr. Overend had called
away some of the boys to chase
cows out of his cane fields promis
ing to pay them, though he know
mat l Iran tonuthien Uieni to leave
"I hat may seem a very small
inipg to you nut so many ot those
little things of exactly the same
kind were occurring oil the time
thnf it caused continual trouble
In regard to the children not hav
ing enough to eat. They would bo
called to, over the fence, and asked
if they were hungry. You know
how a boy is. They may have had
something to eat an hour before but
if offered somethingelse which they
are not accustomed to they would
immediately be hungry. They do
not look like starved children, do
'..'Apart from Overend and - Scott
I do not know of anyone who ' was
against me in Kona. Many of the
verv best men in the district offert
ed to help me out in every way and
I have very many friends there.
Scott was against me because I
his wife is a teacher in. Some time
ago lie wrote me a letter askine
that I should not take any children
from that district as her pay was
rated by the number of pupils and
that I was hurting him by doing
this. That was one reason that I
brought n 11 the children down here
Jr4with' me, that they might not re
main there to bo used to the selfish
ends of unprincipled moil."
"Mrs. Nuzum, about whom there
has been so much talk, wili return
to the Coast. There have been
very ' unpleasant charges made
against her in relation to Dr.
Yokum, but she is a pure, good
woman, and has considerable
means of her own. In regard to
Miss Oleson and Mis3 Muliinger,
they will come down on the . next
Mauna Loa and go to the coast.
I will, furnish them the money
needed for their expenses to where
"I started the orphanage as the
result of what a doctor told vme
about ten years ago. He said that
I had only a few days to" live and
that I had better dispbse of my
property in the Way which I desir
ed that it should go. ' I then incor
porated the Orphanage, doing this
for the term of fifty years' that t!.e
work might be carried on after my
death.' I put all my own money
into it and named as director 11.
II. Trent, my brother T. K ?..-.ird.
of Modesto, California, who k pre
sident, Miss Callie J. Harrison, II.
C. Brown and A. F. Cooke, taking
the position of secretary-treasurer
myself. I had been given the
money by my father and, as none
of my only living relations, my
mother and brother, needed my
money I thought that I would
spend it by doing good in that way.
"That was ten years ago and
now I am a woman in the best of
health, having been cured through
prayer. As the result I have kept
on with my work which is now
ended. There i over forty acres
of hind, many acres of fine gardens,
with bananas, sweet potatoes, cab
bages, carrots," lettuce, tomatoes,
string beans a'nd other vegetables,
more than enough to feed a family
twic as large as ours, il also have
a herd of twelve fine Jersey eiiws.
"I am sorry that there has been
so much trouble but the only "thing
I could be removed from the guar
dianship for would be on a charge
of insanity. I will leave it to you
in regard to that, or to anyone else.
I simply refused to take the matter
into the courts as there bus been
too much talk abcut it already."
When asked for a statement on
tho matter R. II. Trent referred
the Star man to Miss Beard and
when pressed furthp" -;nply said:
"I do noi ,ii,;r,-". Vi't for pub
hcation at p.,..,,,.,, , )
jhiY!"V liieve 'A
has been far 1
lication at pi,.,.,,, ,' will eav
Confesses in Court to Falsi'
fying His Accounts.
IIILO, April 2. Siegfried Gun
lolling! r, A young German of a
gentle family, was on Thursday
ast Sentenced to serve five yours at
uird labor for tho crime of ember.
zicmein. jie Had boon in the em
l. y. ivi ti . .. .
ploy of the Honokaa Sugar Com
pany as bookkeeper for some time
and the specific chartrn. of which
he Wasconviotod and sentenced, was
the embezzlement of $ 190G.85 on
January 15. 1007.
Gundelfingor's case is a curious
one, rue nuo iniiune says. Jle is
young man of very good educa
tion' and gentlemanly behavior w ho
as installed in a position of trust
Inch, it seems, was too much for
lie was arrested in Honokaa and
there, in the District Court, he
pleatTcd guilty to several charges
and signed a confession, at the
same time making restitution of
some $1400 which he had in hand.
He was brought to Ililo.ind here
engaged W. S. Wise and Harry
Irwin as counsel. .A plea of "not
guilty" was entered then - by Gun-
delfinger but later it appeared -that
Carl S. Smith was to bo associated
with the prosecution, which was
being conducted by County Attor
ney Williams.' The defense ask
ed for a recess in whiclOthe matter
might.bo discussed again ith the
The time was granted by Judce
Parsons and at 2 o'clock on Thurs
day the court resumed to hear a
plea of "guilty" entered oil' the
Deputy Attorney button at once
entered a nolle prosequi in the
second charge on which Gundel
linger was indicted," one of 'havinu
embezzled another sumoi215G 0o.
It is known that there were manvl
other charges which would have
been brought had the first proceed
-In asking for sentence .the De
puty Attorney General was decid
edly sympathetic though his duty
led him to point out the .enormity
of the offense, committed as L was
by a man of education and under
standing, lie did not
extreme penalty and asked the
judge to consider the situation one
in which the influence' on others
could be borne in mind.
Harry Irwin,-of counsel for the
defence, made a particular! v tellina
address, futile though it proved.
lie stated how in many . months a
young man had been left in charge
A much money, his accounts un
checked and unaudited and drew
attention to the fact that Gundel-
tingor had made every effort to re
store the money which had been'
stolon. The prisoner had not at
tempted to excuse his crime, snid
Irwin, but he was asking for the
full consideration of the court.
When Judge Parsons command
ed Gundelfingor to rise to receive
sentence the prison wifs asked lle
usual question as to whether he
had anything to say.
cry unfortunately for himself.
he had. He described with dis
tinctness the exact way in which
during a series of months he - had
stolen money which he had spent
in absolutely idiotic ways.
"This crime seems to n;e to have
been a very despicable one," said
the judge. "The defendant, by
his own', unasked, admission tells
the court that he was aware of the
fact that lie was falsifying the ac
counts he was entrusted to keen
correctly, fie has not assorted
nor has it been shown, that he or
any of those near and dear to him
his friends or- relatives, were in
want for even any necessary of
life. lie is a young man of 1
take it uperior intelligence and
as such his punishment -must be
ommensurate. Siegfried Gundel
fingor, the sentence of this court is
Damon to Bring
Some of the magnificent varieties
of mangoes for which the Philippines
are famous are to le introduced into
Hawaii. This is not so simple a
matter as it might seem. In fact, it
has not been done inutile past be
cause it is not simple. It is only,
to be done now because S. M.
Damon is willing to go to great ex-
h iiso ami much trouble to do it.
The plan proposed was presented
to the Board of Agriculture and
Forestry at its meeting yesterday by
Donald Mclntyre, w ho asked for its
approval. It is an elalxirate one to
bring mangoes from tho Philippines,
without tho danger of importing
noxious insects. Tho distance is so
great that mango seeds lose their
vitality befire they reach hero. ' To
shake tho roots free from all soil, fls
is required, is to kill the trees.
To bring the trees hero, Mr.
Mclntyre proposes to go to the ,
Philippines, taking with him soil
from hero in insect-proof cases.
Those cases are to bo kept in insect
proof cages while in the Philippines.
The mangoes arc to be planted in
these quarantined cases of soil until
they have been well started. Then
tiny are to bo brought here and
plant and soil held in quarantine
long enongh to determine that lioth r
plants and soil are free from insect
Mr. Mclntyre says the introduc
tion of thost mangoes is not solely
for Moaiiiiluabut they arc to be
distributed here, x .
The lioard authoiTieiuts executive
officer to gVant the rccrMilfc'd permit
ujHm sullicient assurance I Ang given
that the plan proposed ' wilfiio ef
fectually carried out under proper
Craig Wadsworth, the well-known
cotillon leader in America, .aduiitt-N
ed at a dinner recently that men
were colder and more . mercenary
than women. '
" When I was a boy," he said,
Llmvd a little friend named Willie.
Willie appeared one day with a fine
" 'I'll give you this apple,' lie
said to a little girl 'for twenty
"The little girl was amazed.
That was not at all like Willie.
Nevertheless she consented.
" 'Shut your eyes, said Willie.
'Sit down here and shut your eyes.
And, mind, if you open them tho
bargain is off.'
"The little girl olioycd and slow-
ly, very slowly, tho kisses logan to
fall upon her lips.. One, two, three,
foui' a long pause five, six and
another long pause seven pause
eight nine, ton intolerable pause.
" 'Oh, Willie, lurry!'
" 'I'm not Willie.'
"The little girl opened her eyes
in astonishment, ami drew kick her
pretty mouth from the advancing
lips of a strange boy, a very com
mon, shabby sort of a hoy, whom
she had never seen before.
" 'Why, Where's Willie?' she-
" 'lie's down the street,' was the
reply, 'sellin' yor kisses for two
ipplos apiece. Better shot yer eyes
agin. J lie next throe lioys is
terrible ugly.' "
With an absurd question a man
interrupted one of George- Ado's
stump speeches in Elkhart, Ind.
The humorist paused and smiled.
Then ho said :
"That remark was unexpected
startling. As unexpected and start
ling as a salesman on Broadway.
"A lady entered a Broadway
eui;ii shop and said:
Let me see soniethinir hand
some and cheap.' t
Just naze on mo. madam.'
said tho fat salesman."
that you be imprisoned at hard
labor for the period of five years."
Gundelting' r swayed for a few
seconds as he heard his sentence
and then getting command of him
self he bowed politely to the judge.
lie was taken away by Sherift Keo
l.inui and was sent to Honolulu
to commence his term by the
steamer Mauna Kea on Friday,