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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MAY 13, ml
A Chase After a Man With a Big
By F. A. MITCH EL.
Copyright, wo, by Atasttoaa Pren Amo
datton. It was a put up job on the part of
Merford, who bated me like poison.
We had both worked together in the
Kimberley mines, I aa foreman, Mer
ford with the pick. It waa at this time
that I detected him In ' an effort to
carry oat diamonds In his throat' I
considered It my duty to report him.
Then came my big find. I was walk
ing one day far from any mine with
no more thought of diamonds than of
doughnuts. One of my kids wasn't
welL and I was out after fresh milk
for him. I walked without finding
what I wanted till I was tired, then
sat down on a rock to rest While sit
ting there my eye became fixed orr a
stone beside me about the size of a
Now, I had been working In diamond
mines for ten years. Many's the stone
I have thrown out with my pick whose
value would run from thousands to
tens of thousands. As soon as I looked
at this one I knew it for a prize, and
yet I couldn't believe my eyes. Was It
an outcropping of diamond soil or bad
some one dropped It there? I didn't
stop to answer my own question In
fact I didn't care. I looked at It care
fully to make sure I wasn't deceived
and put it In my pocket, certain that
If I could get away with It I and my
family would live, Instead of working
people, as swells all the rest of our
And so we would bad It not been for
that most uncontrollable of all things
a woman's tongue. I confided my se
cret to my wife, enjoining her not to
tell a single person, as her future de
pended on her secrecy. But when a
woman Is burning to tell a secret It's
like a drunkard thirsting for liquor.
Meg was so full of the fine future be
fore us that she must needs tell just
her own dear loving sister, who Would
rather die than Injure her. The sister
had a bosom friend from whom she
could not possibly keep a secret And
so tt went from one to another till It
got to Jim Merford's wife. ,
I knew It by the devilish look In his
eye the next time I met him. Going
straight home, I told Meg to trace the
secret as quickly as she could, and
within an hour she confirmed my in
ference. Here was a pretty condition
Of things. Merford would take one of
two courses he would either accuse
me of having stolen my big diamond
from the mine in which-1 worked or
he would move heaven and earth to
get possession of it himself. With him
ready to swear to anything against
me I could never hold the stone In
spite of the company's efforts to get It.
I bad no time to fool away In con
sideringthat is. If Merford decided to
"POSTEUS BTABBD KB TBI FAOS-"
-accuse me to the company. He hadn't
the secret an hour before I had bor
rowed I hadn't the money to pur
chasethe best horse In the place and
was galloping away. I knew that if I
was wanted it would be supposed I
had made for the coast in order to
take ship and get out of the country.
It was a month after I bad left with
my diamond tlit I made up my mind
to take the risk of getting .across the
Atlantic ocean. I knew I could man
age It all right if it were not for the
wireless telegraph. But what can a
man do when an enemy traces him
aboard a ship that requires from one
to two weeks to get to her destina
tion and can send word of her com
ing and order his arrest?
Procuring some ostrich eggs, I bor
rowed a calico dress and a sunbonnet
and went into a town to sell the eggs.
Posters stared me in the face that
5,000 was offered by the company for
my arrest. That was all I wanted to
know, and I didn't stay in the town
ten minutes. But I stuck to my wo
man's disguise. There were risks in
appearing either as a man or as a wo
man. I concluded that so long as I
didn't mingle much with people I waa
safer as a woman.
Well, to do a little skipping in my
ttory, when the ship Unicorn sailed
from a port in the Trnnsvnat for South
ampton, England, on the passenger
lis! wns the name of Barton Dexter
and wife. Two days after the vessel
sailed a man stepped into the office
of the agent of the diamond company
and said that he knew where the man
they wanted was. After securing pa
pers that would give him the 5,000
offered for my capture in case it came
through his information, be told the
agent that Barton Dexter was none
other than Edward Michler In other
The case was at once put into the
hands of a prominent detective agen
cy, with Instructions to see that the
so called Dexter be arrested on arriv
al and held till an identifier arrived.
The next morning an enterprising re
porter sent a message to a New York
paper giving the whole story.
And so the attention of the world
was concentrated on a man and a wo
man in mldocean on the British ship
Unicorn, who had robbed the Kim
berley mines of an Immense diamond,
but whose game was to be spoiled on
his arrival at Southampton by a gen
tleman from Scotland Yard.
A hundred or more American news
papers wired passengers on board the
Unicorn to send them news of Mich
ler. I can't give all the Items that
were sent, but I will give a few from
a single paper:
"Michler is a small, delicate man,
with a feminine voice; his wife Is
rather masculine. It has got out on
board that they are under suspicion,
and they seem very much troubled.
At first they were on deck the same
as other passengers. Now they keep
to their stateroom nearly all day".
"It Is now pretty well determined
that Michler in addition to being a
diamond thief is eloping with another
man's wife, or, rather, another man's
wife Is eloping with Michler, for no
one would accuse so gentle a man of
leading such a woman."
"While Michler and his wife were
sitting on deck last night In a Becluded
corner suddenly a passenger flashed a
match to light a cigar. Mrs. Michler
was seen to thrust something under
the folds of her dress. The case Is
being' discussed in the smoking room,
and some say that the diamond thieves
will throw the stone overboard If ar
rested on the ship. All are Interested
to know how the officials will man
age to take the diamond as well as
"The Michlers today had a terrible
quarrel. Passengers In staterooms
near thelr's heard Mrs. Michler say to
her husband that if he did not settle
a large sum of money on her after
their arrival in New York she would
inform on him to the police, where
upon he asked her if she wished the
whole ship to know that . they were
"As we near port Michler and his
wife are becoming more and more
agitated. - Mrs. Michler was yesterday
found weeping by the room steward
ess, who went Into her stateroom for
the purpose of making up the berths.
It is not known whether the diamond
thieves are aware, that they are to be
arrested on their arrival at South
ampton tr not Every passenger on
board Is In the secret but since it is a
delicate matter to speak of to the par
ties concerned they are doubtless un
informed." "The sea was very rough today, and
Mrs. Michler, who Is inclined to be
seasick, kept her room all day. Mich
ler was also affected, but he kept the
deck. He was observed to go to the
side of the ship for the purpose of re
lieving himself of his dinner. A pas
senger who was watching him says
that a lump the size of a walnut was
cast Into the sea. In the smoking room
they are now betting odds S to 1 that
this lump Is the diamond. It Indicates
that the thieves have given up all hope
of saving it and part with it to avoid
its Incriminating them."
"By Cable Off the Lizards.
"An Inspector from Scotland Yard
came aboard for the purpose of ar
resting the Michlers. To avoid being
known as a detective he was dressed
In the uniform of a British admiral.
When the Michlers saw him Michler
fainted. His wife ground her teeth
and stood firm as a British tar on the
deck of a battleship. The dramatic
climax of an inspector dressed as an
admiral putting his band on a man's
shoulder and saying 'I want you!'
was spoiled by Michler's lying like a
wet rag on the deck. The supposed
admiral was obliged to lift his pris
oner up by the collar.".
"By Cable From Southampton.
"The Michler affair has collapsed.
When taken ashore and examined Mrs.
Michler was found to be the husband
and Mr. Michler the wife. They prov
ed their identity as a respectable mar
ried couple from Capetown. Scotland
Yard is furious, it being supposed that
the real diamond thief hired them to
let it be supposed that they were car
rying it to Southampton, while be took
another ship for New York. But there
Is no proof of this."
This last item Is true so far as it
goes, but It doesn't tell all. I was the
person who Informed upon Michler and
his wife. I found In Michler an old
friend who was going home to Eng
land, confided In him and offered blm
a quarter Interest In my diamond to
fool the detectives. As soon as the
world was agog over the diamond
thieves on the Unicorn I slipped out
of port with the diamond. I was dis
guised as a superannuated Jew.
. The diamond was so shaped that In
being cut It required to be made into
two gems. It is not therefore, one
of the large gems of the world. But
the smaller stone made Michler rich
and the larger one made me richer
After It waa sold I sent: for my fam
lly and am now an American cupi
Heart to Heart
By EDWIN A..NYB.
MADE HIS OWN ROAD MAP.
When he was eight years old Ray
mond G. Brown went stone blind.
It was a bitter blow to the boy.
He had been great reader and at
first gave up in despair. Then he de
termined that in spite of his blindness
be would be of use In the world.
His people, financially well off, were
able to help him.
Scorning to use the raised letter sys
tem by which the blind learn to read,
young Brown had everything read to
him and substituted bis memory for
his eyes. Sticking to his uphill task,
he was graduated from high school
and prepared for college.
, He Went to Harvard, taking the reg
ular classical course, and continued his
studies at the law school there. That
be was a careful student of the law
la shown by the fact that of a class
of 200 Brown was graduated ahead of
188 of them.
It is sald his standing would have
been even higher had not illness pre
vented some of his work.
"Brown Is a good student" said his
friends, "but he will not be able to
practice." But Blown did practice.
Finding he could do his legal work
much better by acting as his own sec
retary, he learned to operate a type
writer. He is an expert on the machine.
You cannot stop that sort of man.
He will jump, the highest hurdles. And
so a short time ago the was appointed
assistant United States district attor
ney for Ne - York.
He got what was coming to him.
And Brown Is no mere counselor in
the busy prosecutor's office. He does
the hardest sort of work the prepara
tion of briefs, pounding out the Inter
minable legal phraseology on his ma
chine. And you?
You have two good eyes.
And yet you sometimes whine about
your lack of a fair chance In life. Let
this blind man's heroic struggle put
your complainings to shame.
He had money, you say.
Surely. And the more credit to him.
Most young men of wealth and with
good eyes choose to be drones because
they do not need to work.
Honor to this man who bravely sub
stituted brains for eyes.'
When you begin to feel that the
world is not good to yon, think of the
blind boy who made bis own road map
Heart to Heart
By EDWIN A. NYU
A MOUNTAIN STREAM.
It takes its rise on the continental
On the crest of the range the melted
snowdrops and the rain divide. These
go eastward and those west The tric
kling eastbound drops form a stream
let down a ravine, which soon becomes
a brook. Gathering Impulse at every
leap. It dodges the rocks and Joins to
Itself the streams that flow In like di
rection, so that when It reaches the
base of the mountains It Justifies the
name of river.
When the first snows are melted In
early June (the first snows to melt are
the last that fall) its banks will scarce
contain the flood. Later and for the
remainder of the year It Is full fed by
the earlier snows that have been pack
ed away Into the crevices and ravines.
And now the river gently flows
through the meadows of "the park,"
where resort hotels and summer cot
tages are builded, carrying In its deep
er pools the gamy trout rainbow and
speckled and the other fighting species.
Then, gathering itself for another
long leap downward, it shoots Into the
great gorge and starts on its trip of
more than twenty miles and a descent
of full 2.500 feet to the valley of the
What a Journeyl
Hemmed here between the eternal
hills and there by the frowning precipi
tous rock. It dashes on Its course, here
In filmy cascude and then quieted for
a moment and now in foamy rapids
and then in plunging waterfalls of
dashing spray. '
And seldom are you out of the sound
What does it say?
To the civil engineer who bewails
the loss of power it merely says, "Go
ing down." But to the poet Its mur-
jnurlng thunder, softened Into the per
petual sigh . or joy. loudly whispers,
"To the sea to the sea and the clouds
And then, baiting at the canyon's
mouth, for the first time is the hand of
man laid upon it A tithe of its spar
kling waters Is piped ten miles away
to quench the thirst of a cltyfuL And
the bulk of the stream, as if weary of
Its journey, glides quietly into the pro
saic ditches to Irrigate the valley.
And out of the lateral ditches when
its work Is done It seeps, seeking Its
own again. Used over and over to
fructify the fields, it moves on Into
other streams and thus to the sea.
now like a useful human life!
The same modest birth and creeping
Infancy, the dashing course of lusty
youth, the full flowing of quiet bless
ing to the world and on to the great
NI THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND CIRCUIT. TERRITORY OF
At Chambers In Probate.
In the Matter of the Estate of JOHN
ANDERSON, late of Makena, Maui.
Order of Notice of Hearing Petition for
On Reading and Filing the Petition of
Koleka Anderson wife of John Anderson,
deceased alleging that John Anderson of
Makena, Maui, T. H., died intestate at
Makena, Maul, T. H. on the 5th day of
October 1910, leaving property In the
Hawaiian Islands necessary to be admin
istered upon, and praying that Letters of
Administration issue to Charles Wilcox.
It is Ordered, that Monday, the agth
day of May, A. D. 191 1, at 10 o'clock A.
M., be and hereby is appointed for hear
ing said Petition in the Court Room of
this Court at Wailuku, Maul, at which
time and place all persons concerned may
appear and show cause; if any they have,
why said Petition should not be granted,
and that notice of this order lie publish
ed for three successive weeks iu the
"Madi News," a weeklv newsDaoer
printed and published in Wailuku.
Dated at Wailuku, Maul, April 18th
(Sgd.) S. B. KINGSBURY,
Judge of the Circuit Court of the 2nd
Attest: EDM0ND H. HART.
Clerk of the Circuit Court of the and
April aa, 29, May 6, 13.
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HONOLULU-KAHULUI-HILO and HAWAIIAN PORTS
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Enterprise May 20
Honolutan . May 27 June 6 June
Hyades . . June 1 June 26 June
Wilhelmins June 7
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Enterprise June 24 -
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Hyades . . July 13 Aug. 6 Aug.
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Lurline . . Aug. 16 Aug. x 26 Aug.
Hyades . . Aug. 24 Sept. 18 Sept.
Wilhelmina Aug. 30
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Lurline calls at Honolulu, Kahului and Port
Honolulan calls at Honolulu, Kaanapali,
' and Kahului.
Hyades via Puget Sound to Honolulu, Port
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Aug. 22 " 20
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Sept. 19 2i
9- Aug. 1 Aug.
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