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They convert ancient cows into modern
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Deficit Was in the
Chinese Trust Fund.
Treasurer Wright Did Not Misuse a Cent Belonging to the
Territory Henry Hapai's Accounts and Cash Were as
Straight as a DicrMoncy Missing From Cooper's Spe
cial Fund Which is Reduced to $J 1,000 From $161,000,
Honolulu, T. H.,Scptetaber25.
William H. Wright, Territorial
Treasurer, disappeared yesterday
leaving a shortage in his cash'of
$17,949.91. The missing official is
supposed to have gone on the Ala
meda, though the police made a
thorough search of the steamer just
prior to her leaving without finding
him and some of his friends insist
that he has not left the city. The
shortage is not in the Treasury De
partment proper, of which Regis
trar Henry Hapai is in charge, but
in the Chinese fund which was
specially deposited with the Treas
The shortage was first made
known Tuesday when Treasurer
Wright of his own accord informed
Secretary Cooper that he had made
use of the Territory's money but
that he would make restitution im
mediately. Governor Dole was
notified, and it was agreed to allow
the Treasurer until yesterday to
square himself. When, however,
he failed to meet Secretary Cooper
at 9 o clock yesterday morning to
make a settlement as he had agreed
to do, Mr. Cooper became suspi
cious, and after waiting for half an
hour informed the High Sheriff to
keep a lookout for Wright. A
search was made immediately for
the missing treasurer, the Alameda
being watched up to the time of
her departure, and if Wright is
aboard of her, he must have been
securely hidden away by some
friend. During the morning Sec
retary Cooper was placed in charge
of the Treasury by Gov. Dole.
Following the failure of Wright
to appear Secretary Cooper" began
an investigation of the Treasurer's
account books, which was con
cluded shortly after 6 o'clock last
evening. This showed the total
cash in the treasury excepting spe
cial funds to be $194,029.07, which
is but four cents off, the shortage
being entirely in the Chinese fund
which was on special deposit with
Treasurer Wright. This was the
fund deposited with the govern
ment prior to annexation by the
planters to insure the return to
'601.80, leaving a deficiency in the
account of $17,949.91.
"Mr. Hapai's account was found
to be absolutely correct the cash on
hand corresponding with the
amount the books showed.
"The treasury funds were all ac
counted for. Under special deposits
Land Snles $ 39.976.80
Postal Savings Dank Account.. 2,370.18
Road Tnx 33,480.60
Outstanding warrants 1S88 and
Total f, 75.9S'33
Current Account, Silver $ 47i93o.i5
Mutilated Certificates 35.00
Debased Coin I3975
Cash Warrants $ 43,535.82
Interest Warrant 480.00
Cash Voucher .50
Total $ 44,016.32
Showing a total of. $194,029.07
The Bookkeeper's accounts
' 'We also checked over the old
gold and silver certificate account.
The total amount of gold certificates
issued was $255,000 which has all
been redeemed but $315, for which
the cash was on hand. Silver cer
tificates to the amount of $312,000
were issued, all of which were re
deemed excepting $4,050, and all
redeemed certificates were found to
have been cancelled, the account
being found correct.
"The Chinese fund in which the
shortage was found was the money
deposited by the planters to secure
the passage of Chinese for their re
turn to China, after the contracts
with the planters had expired.
When the United States Treasury
Department took over the Postal
Savings bank and liquidated it, this
money was deposited by Wiay
Taylor, Commissioner of Immigra
tion, in the First National Bank.
About a year ago as Acting Gov
ernor I ordered the money turned
over to the Treasury, holding that
it was a fund over which the Gov
ernment had supervision. This
money was specially in charge of
Treasurer Wright and was kept
separate from the money over
China of the laborers brought here I which Registrar Hapai had control.
under contract. The total amount
which should have been on deposit
is $161,226.25, against which were
drawn treasury warrants of $131,
674.54, leaving a balance according
to the books of $29,591.71. The
actual cash found in the box in the
safe to which only the Treasurer
had the key, was $11,601.80, leav
ing a shortage of $17,949.91.
SKCKKTAKY COOl'KR'S STATKMIJNT.
"I was specially commissioned
by Governor Dole yesterday as his
representative to look into the ac
counts of Treasurer Wright," said
Mr. Cooper last evening after the
investigation of the matter had been
completed. "Mr. Wright came to
me yesterday and stated that he
was short in his accounts, but gave
every assurance of making up
whatever deficiency there was. He
stated the amount of shortage, but
I tjo not remember his exact figures
now. He was to nave met me tins
It was kept in the safe, but in a
separate box, to which Mr. Wright
had the key. Mr. Hapai's accounts
were found to be absolutely correct.
The Auditor will be asked to go
over the books of the Treasury De
partment tomorrow. As far as
shown there appears to be no falsi
fication of the books, the shortage
i being iti the cash which should
have been on hand."
nOOkS AM, RIGHT.
The books of the Treasury De-
j partment are said to be correct.
I Deputy Auditor Meyers said last
night before the shortage had be-
Icoine known, that the books of the
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exactly with those of the audit
office, and he was at a loss to say
where the shortage could have oc
curred. The examination of the
books will be begun this morning.
Secretary Cooper will be in
morning at 9 o'clock and straighten !clmr. of Treasury "der a
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nor, and former Superintendent J.
A. McCaudless may be called upon
out the matter, and when he did
not appear, naturally ray suspicions
were aroused and after waiting for
half an hour I notified the High
Sheriff. I immediately asked Reg-1
istrar Hapai for a statement of the
funds and cash on hand which he J
' gave .very promptly. In the latter j
( part of the afternoon I began an
investigation of the state of the j
'funds. The Treasury funds were
' all accounted for, showing a defi- - this morning
I ciency of but four cents.
to assist in the straightening out of
the affairs of the Public Works De
partment. GOVKRNOR DOI.K'S STATKMHNT.
Governor Dole, when asked con
cerning Mr. Wright's disappear
"When we learned at 10 o'clock
that Mr. Wrinht
located, men were
Place to CivC
" The rooms in the upper story of
the Peacock Building have been fitted
up for guests both permanent and
Every Convenience is provided
for guests. A large parlor richly
furnished is open for the use of all.
BATHS ARE PROVIDED
Both mountain and ocean breezes
make the rooms cool.
E. H. AUSTIN
at Tcacock's store orpt the rooni9
J. C. Ohlandt,
J. A. Duck
C. It. buck.
N. OHLANDT & CO.
I could not be
"In the Chinese fund which was sent down to the Alamedu to keep
on special deposit with Treasurer a close watch on the passengers and
Wright the books showed:
I Total Receipts $161,226.35
Treasury Warrants 131.674.54
others going aboard. They did
I not see Mr. Wright nor hear nuy
j thing of him.. They probably
Leaving a balance of. $ 39561.71.
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