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PEIOE TWO CENTS.
HE'S DEAD GLAB
TO QUIT OFFICE
Dr. Henry S. Nelson, Retiring City
Physician, Delivers a Most Vig
Attributes His Troubles to the Fact
That He Bucked Mayor
however, He Says He Kept Right
and Quits With Clean
I am thankful to my friends for
glvng me this opportunity. . I would
not have missed it for a great deal
I would not repeat the experience for
a great deal more. But I am more
than grateful for the efforts of my
enemies. Had it not been for them
I would not have developed as I have,
and I would not be as big a man as
I am. Now I am thru with politics.
I'm a poor man and am going back
to the practice of medicine.
Ttiis is the conclusion of City Physician
Henry S. Nelson's valedictory, but it is
not by any means all he has to say in
reference to his two years at the head
of the city hospital and much of what he
does say is Inside history never before
When Dr. Nelson was seen by T h e
Journal this morning he was clean
ing out his office in the city hospital
preparatory to retiring in favor of his
successor, Dr. George E. Ricker. "I
thought I was thru with all that," was
his comment when he was requested to
make some parting statement anent his
decidedly interesting and varied experi
ences as city physician under the Ames
and Jones regimes. Then by way of
showing why he wanted to be thru with
it. the last of the original Ames appoin
tees told the story of his official life.
Where the Right Won Out.
"I tell you the two years I have had
down here has been simply hell," he said.
"Why is it that everybody, almost, has
been after me? Is it something in my
personality? Do I antagonize everybody?
Is it the way I treat people? I've tried to
be right and courteous and have done
nothing in opposition to others but to in
sist on my rights.
"And I have been right. Why is it
that people do not give me credit for
that? People come to me and say: "Oh,
NeVn you're a dd clever politician.
You're too smart for them. They couldn't
catch you,' and all that sort of thing.
"Won't the public give me credit for hav
ing been honest and conscientious? Must
they think that I have been nothing but
a politician and a fighter because I have
been wide awake enough to protect my
rights when a lot of disgruntled politi
cians were after me? That's all I've
done that and run the city hospital as
nearly as possible as it should be run.
"I tell you no one knoTT! Vhat ,1 hav,
Jiad (o contend with from the first week
I occupied this position. Ames, the very
man who practically appointed me, tried
to get my head before I had been In here
six days. He couldn't effect my discharge
because I am elected for two years and
could not be removed except for cause.
"Then the board of corrections and
charities tried to get me, and they
couldn't find any way, because I was right.
Then because I wouldn't stand for Ames,
his friends tried the grand jury. They
tried six of them, and every single grand
jury came down here prejudiced and de
termined to find something against me.
In eac hand every case I showed them all
there was told them: 'Gentlemen, here
is everything. Make the most of it,' and
every grand jury finished by either for
mally or informally complimenting me on
the management of the institution.
Fired Ames' Appointees.
"I found this hospital in a condition of
chaos. There were no books or records
and there was no system. I allowed Ames
to dictate the appointments. In six months
I . had discharged five of his appointees
for rank incompetency, and in two cases
for plain stealing. In one of these cases
1 I caught the employe taking money from
' a drunken patient's pockets. I bought
supplies where I had promised to and
I made bitter enemies by compelling the
favored dealers to make rock-bottom,
! competition prices.
"I fought the gang and I had to op
pose Ames, but I established such a sys-
, tern in this hospital that no patient was
j robbed and no taxpayer lost a cent. When
- thoy found that I was on top they tried
every means to catch me in something
I crooked. Nurses came to me and tried
- to buy diplomas from me one man sent
) me a check 'just to be a good fellow,' and
, I tore it up the first time I saw him and
i threw it in his face. They tried a job
on me by attempting to get me to O. K.
a crooked bill. I discharged the employe
. involved at cnce and the board of correc
I tions and charities had to take care of
1 him. Prominent men in town tried to
.j work in as charity patients sick persons
. who were plainly not entitled to care, gra
tis. Every effort was made to job me.
Ames Did "Run Things Strong."
"Perhaps I wouldn't have been quite as
careful, determined as I was to have
things right and straight, had I not been
repeatedly warned that the administra
tion was going 'to run things strong,' and
that 'hell would be a-popping soon.' And
even with all my care I wouldn't have
been able to save myself if I hadn't been
repeatedly warned of traps set for me, so
that I was prepared for them when they
! "It was thru 'Bill* Russell of the board
'- of corrections and charities that I got my
appointment and it was thru him that I
iwas so wel lable to confound my enemies.
People say he was wrong and all that
eort of thing. I don't know anything
about that but I do know that he was
perfectly right with everything connected
- (with this hospital and that he stuck by me
and helped me to see that no errors did
i "And now, after having had to contend
iwlth Ames, to whose influence I owed my
appointment, and with Ames' closest
tfriends and advisors and with the old
board of corrections and charities.with six
igrand jurors and with a hostile public
sentiment, I am leaving my office with
conscience clear and reputation untar-
" tnished, and satisfied that my work has
been well done. Moreover, I have made
two fast friends where I had two bitter
(enemies. Professor J. G. Moore and Or
(Vllle Rinehart of the board of corrections
end charities, started out to find me
-wrong. They ended by finding me right
end they are now as good and true friends
as any man could wish,
i "I wanted this place for the medical ex
perience it could give me. I have gotten
fthat and I have in addition gotten a vast
deal of experience, executive and political
(that I could not otherwise have gotten.
' I am not naturally a fighter. I would
rather have been left alone, and I never
(went looking for trouble. But when it
', came to me I met it and. have generally
.,*' gotten the best of it.
Retrenchment vs. Parsimony.
When the call came a year ago to re
trench, because we were $34,000 behind.
I told the board that I would do the best
I could. In doing It I refused to accept
any more walking patients and I exercised
unusual care in admitting as charity
patients none but those absolutely without
means or ability to get aid. I was se
verely criticized time and again, but my
system of retrenchment saved that $34,-
000 out of our contingent fund and we
finish the year even.
"One thing more. The board of tax
levy allowed something like $400,000 for
putting a fine finish on that courthouse
and city hall building, but they couldn't
allow $12,000 for the building of an in
sane ward. Would you like to have a
friend of your lie upstairs there suffering
with typhoid fever while next to him lay
a raving, yelling lunatic? I have gotten
along with as little as the law allows
and have done the beat I could with it,
but I shall go before the next board of
tax levy with some facts and figures which
1 hope will convince the public that the
city hospital is entitled to more consider
ation from the taxpayers.
"The system I have Inaugurated here is
not perfect but it is as good as the
clerical force allowed me will permit.
Under it there can be no more stealing
from the city or from the patients. I do
not know that my successor will try to
improve upon it, but I do know that he
is a man of ability and of strong charac
ter, one who will endeavor to have things
run smoothly here and who, when it
comes time, will set his foot down and
see that the right thing is done.
"It was not my fault that I have been
repeatedly mentioned as a candidate for
reappointment. I have repeatedly said
that I would not have It again and I have
meant it. I had it once and wanted it.
I would not have missed the last two
years, but I would not like to have to
"The hospital has been for the past six
months conducted with the aid of Haynes'
appointees and when the new man takes
hold he will have the assistance of an
experienced corps. I could have kept my
appointees In for another six months, but
I preferred to let them out with the new
year that the hospital might not suffer
from the influx of an entirely new force.
"And I guess that is about all there is
to it. I've been straight, honest and con
scientious and I guess I've earned my
money. The dirty politics" which I had
to fight probably made me bigger and
stronger. But I hope my successor won't
have to go thru with what I did."
President of France Accompanies
King Edward to Witness First
Army Corps Manoeuvers.
He Travels From London to Wind
sor Castle on the King's
London, July 8.Altho President Loubet
did not retire until long after midnight,
he rose at the customary hour, 6:30 a. m.,
and started on another long day's func
tions at about 9 o'clock when, accom
panied by Foreign Minister Delcasse.
Ambassador Camboo and his suite, the
president proceeded to Windsor castle.
He traveled in the king's train, and was
met at the railroad station by the mayor
and corporation of Windsor, who wel
comed him to the royal borough.
They drove to the castle escorted by
Horse Guards and inspected both the
state and private apartments and visited
the mausoleum at Frogmore, where M.
Loubet deposited a wreath on Queen Vic
toria's tomb. The presidential party sub
sequently returned to London.
King Edward, Queen Alexandra, Presi
dent Loubet, the Prince and Princess of
Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Con
naught, Foreign Minister Delcasse, Am
bassador Cambon and others proceeded to
Aldershot this afternoon for the purpose of
reviewing the First army corps.
On their arrival at Farnborough the
party drove to the review f^lain where
King Edward, in a field marshal's uni
form and wearing the ribbon of the Legion
of Honor, mounted a charger and, pre
ceded by a carriage in which President
Loubet and Queen Alexandra were seated,
drove to the station.
From this point they witnessed the re
,view of 16,000 troops which in the bright
sunshine formed an effective picture.
After the king had inspected the troops
the infantry marched past in column, the
cavalry and artillery galloped by and the
review closed with a royal salute. Fol
Jowing this the massed bands payed "God
.Save the King" and the "Marseillaise."
Loubet Dines the King.
France lavishly returned Great Britain's
hospitality last night by a dinner given by
President Loubet to King Edward at the
French embassy. The scene was most ani
mated. King Edward and President Lou
bet both arrived with military escorts and
other distinguished guests drove up in
handsome private equipages. A great
crowd outside gave his majesty greeting.
The king was met at the door by M. Lou
bet, Ambassador Cambon and staff.
The interior was profusely decorated.
The white-walled banquet hall was trans
formed into a bower of roses, in compli
ment to King Edward. The table, which
was oblong, was open at one end. Lou
bet sat at the closed end, with the king on
his right and the prince of Wales on his
left. The center of the table was a mass
of heliotropes and rare orchids, flanked
by silver candelabra.
ON THE AUCTION BLOCK
Three Negroes Are Sold for Work in
the Kansas Wheat
Topeka, Kan., July 8.A special to the
State Journal from Russell says two ne
groes yesterday were bid for on the auc
tion block for harvest work. They are
John and Harper Porter, known as good
workers. The bidding was spirited, start
ing with $2.50 per day. August Reinhart
finally secured them on a bid of $3.21 per
day. Adam Bender was the auctioneer.
At Victoria, just over the line, in Ellis
county, another colored man asked for
bids for an employe who would pitch to
the stack all the grain a "one-header",
could cut. On this condition the negro
brought a $6 per day bid.
Brighton Handicap Brings Together
a Lot of Good Horses.
New York, July 8.The Brighton hand
icap with $10,000 added at a mile and a
quarter, was the principal event on the
program for the opening of the race meet
at Brighton Beach to-day. With Irish
Lad withdrawn and Africander an un
likely starter, Waterboy, winner of the
Suburban renewal in track record time,
ruled a strong favorite. There were other
contenders, however, notably Francesco,
Herbert, Colonel Bill and several other
horses that have raced well in earlier
meetings. The event was worth' $19,000.
i The weather was fine. * \
CODNCIL OF WAR
The Czar Will Not Shun Conflict
With Japan if the Japs
He Is Not Anxious, However, to
Fight England and the
Russian Conference Now Being Held
at Port Arthur May Deter
Kinchau. Opposite Niu Chuang, Man
churia, July S.All the - prominent Rus
sian officials in . China, Manchuria and
Korea are attending the conference at
Port Arthur. Among them are Minister of
War Kuropatkin, Admiral Alexieff, the
Russian ministers at Peking and Seoul, the
The Ice TrustSay, I No'More'n Get Started and You Come Back Talkin' Up Next Winter's Business.
The Coal TrustKeep CoolCan't You? You Have a Nice Business.
political agents in China and Korea, in
cluding M. J'okotiliff, financial representa
tive at Pekinar, General DoissinO, the mili
tary agent in China, the civil and military
officers at Mukden, Harbin and Kirin and
the administrator of Niu Chuang.
The proceedings at the conference are en
veloped in profound secrecy. It is pop
ularly supposed that the Russian officials
are considering war questions. The for
eign commercial officials at Niu Chuang
and Port Arthur believe that the possibil
ity of war is increasing steadily. The
Russian policy is believed to be to hold
the present positions in Manchuria, in
cluding Niu Chuang, and to take no steps
to avert hostility with Japan if it is as
sured that Japan will fight unaided. The
war feeling among the Japanese In North
China is intensified.
The Russian civil administrators with
the governor general of Niu Chuang have
commenced the erection of a government
building designed to hold all Russian of
ficers Including the telegraph and tele
phone departments in the center of the
foreign settlement, partly on land ceded by
the Chinese according to Russian explana
tion and partly where the foreign consul
ates are congregated.. The residents of
other nationalities are preparing to pro
test against this encroachment on the pub
lic square. -i
A Russian company yesterday com
pleted the purchase of the river steam tug
business heretofore controlled by a British
company. This is regarded as an import
ant step towards Russian control of the
harbor as the new company is apparently
acting in behalf of the Russian govern
ment, Russia having but small commercial
interests here. The British company had
four boats and the Russians have imported
two more. All six vessels are armed.and
commanded' by Russian officers. The
crews are composed of soldiers.
" No Concerted Action.
Peking, July 8.The representatives of
the United States, Great Britain and Ja
pan are preserving.independent action re
garding Manchuria and they are awaiting
the outcome of the conference of the Rus
sian officials at Port Arthur and instruc
tions from their respective governments.
O.nly the Japanese minister is occasionally
adjuring Prince Ching against making se
curing concessions to Russia, which are
possible and which only vigilance will
prevent, on account of the throne's weak
ness and Prince Ching's pliability.
BOG HAS SMALLPOX
Cleveland Canine Is Under Observa
tion at Quarantine.
Cleveland, Ohio, July 8.A dog belong
ing to a family that has been ill with the
smallpox is under observation at the de
tention hospital. He has symptoms of
smallpox, his hide being covered with pus
tules. The case is rare.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 8, 1903. 16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
Officers of "European Squadron Will
Attend State Ball at Buck-
:'"?. inghajh Palace.
Navy and President Are Toasted at
a Luncheon Given to the
RUSHING THE SEASON
at which the mayor presided. In toast
ing King Edward, the mayor said he be
lieved his majesty's efforts to promote
friendship and good will between Great
Britain and other countries were fully
appreciated by the United States. Toast
ing President Roosevelt, the mayor said
Toast the President.
"He is held here in the highest esteem
and regard. The president labors most
assiduously to promote the welfare of the
United States, and, further, is actuated
by a sincere desire to strengthen the
bonds of friendship and concord uniting
the two countries. We on this side of
the Atlantic, sharing with ycu, represen
tatives of the great nation across the
seas, in a common heritage, and, speak
ing the same language, honor your pres
ident for the grand work in which he is
engaged, and which we are persuaded is
not only conducive to the best interests of
the United States and Great Britain, but
must advance the cause of .civilization,
freedom and justice the world over."
Compliment the Navy.
The final toast was to the United States
navy, in whloh the mayor cordially wel
comed the visit of the United States Eu
ropean squadron, as being a further proof
of the friendly feeling of President Roose
velt - . _
United States Consul Swalm of South
ampton responded to the toast of "The
Presidents the United States," and Lieu
tenant Commander Albert N. Wood of the
San Francisco responded to the toast of
"The United States Navy."
Altogether 800 Americans were guests
at the luncheon.
The procession to and from the hal
was headed by the band of the Kearsargo
and ihe Americans were welcomed with
immense enthusiast by the assembled
COWES A MOB
Tried to Lynch a Murderer, but She
Stood Them Off With
a Rifle. .
New York Sun Special Service.
Columbia, S. C, July 8.Mary Creech,
the 18-year-old daughter of Sheriff .Creech
at Barnwell, last night stood off with a
rifle a mob of armed men which had
sought to lynch Herbert ^Sanderson, who
had surrendered himself, for killing Sea
The girl was alone at the jail, her father
having left the keys with her during his
absence. When Bhe leveled a gun at the
crowd it fled.
The murder was the result of a quarrel
at a dance over k girl. - * -
HeWhat would you call a "polite Action?"
SheWhy, if -I should Bay to you. "Really,
Mr. Jones, I hop* n act-not thinking of going
o aoon.", r -, c, w- , -, , - ..
sm**ep*,s* C00I3ER AND PROBABLY SHOi
ANDREW CARNEGIE NAVY
His Munificent Donation to The
Hague Peace Conference Brings
Him Two Letters.
One From Wilhelmina of Holland
the Other From Minister -
: Men. , . . ,'*..'.'
London, July 8.-Hear Admiral Cotton.
Captain Hemphill of the United States
flagship Kearsarge,' and the other Amer
ican officers who are-to attend to-night's
state ball at Buckingham palace, arrived
in London to-day, accompanied by Rear
Admiral Milne, the representative of King
Edward, and took up quarters at various
hotels as guests of the nation. Subse
uqently, in full uniform, they paid &
round of official visits.
The fifteen hundred American officers
and men remaiing at Portsmouth are be
ing entertained in various ways, includ
ing a luncheon at the Volunteer Rifle hall.
Both Foresee Much Good to Hu
manity in the Million and
a Half Gift.
N ew York, July 8.Andrew Carnegie
has received the following letters from.
Count Cassini, the ambassador of Russia
in Washington, and from the queen of
the Netherlands, on the occasion of his
presentation of the sum of $1,500,000 to
the Netherlands government, for a court-
house and library for the use of the per
manent court of arbitration at The
"Imperial Embassy of Russia, Wash
ington, D. C , May 28, 1903.Andrew
Carnegie, Esq.Sir: His majesty, the
emperor, has learned with the utmost
satisfaction of the generous donation of
$1,500,000 by you for the purpose of
erecting a building at The Hague to be
held as a permanent seat of the Inter
national court of arbitration and for a
"His majesty directs me to convey to
you the expression of his deep and" heart
felt appreciation of this munificent gift,
bestowed on a cause, the initiative of
which belongs to my most gracious mas
ter, who trusts that its further develop
ment will prove of inestimable value to
the future rulers of the world and the
happiness of all mankind.
"Acquitting myself with the greatest
pleasure of the agreeable duty intrusted
to me, I remain, sincerely yours,
"Ambassador of Russia."
"Wilhelmina, Queen of The Nether
lands, Princess of Orange, Nassau. To
Andrew Carnegie, Esq. In order that the
institution originated by the peace confer
ence may attain its full development, not
only the co-operation of sovereigns and
governors.is necessary, but the sympathy
of private persons also is needed. Tou,
sir, have filled this, and suiting action to
sentiment with characteristic energy, you
have offered a princely gift for the estab
lishment of a palace and library, worthy
of the court of arbitration.
"May the palace of peace, which will
owe its existence to your munificence, re
main thruout time the imposing symbol
of the humane endeavor to solve the dif
ferences between nations by peaceful
means. Tour contributing towards the
realization of this end is a noble deed,
which I and my people appreciate the
more highly because an International de
cree having placed the seat of the court
of arbitration in this country, the Nether
lands considers itself the guardian of the
idea of peace, which it was the aim of The
Hague conference to see fulfilled.
"The object of this letter is to offer you
these our most heartfelt thanks.
"Given at the Palace Soestdyk, the 11th
of June, 1903.
TAR AND FEATHERS FOR TWO
Public Sentiment at Hokah, Minn.,
: Sustains the Act. " ,
Special to The Journal.
Hokah, Minn., July 8.-Will Bede, a
transient young man, and Mrs. Ruby
Samples of Hokah, were taken out of her
home last night and tarred and feathered.
Bede was then driven out of town and
the woman was taken home. ?.Public sen
timent upholds the act.
Mm. Steel Mills (nodding toward the piano)
Won't you rendex-^fomethlng for ns?
MAIN IS CRITICAL
He Suffers a Relapse Following Last Night's
Rally and a Fainting Spell This After
noon Leaves Him Weaker.
of the Czar.
His Holiness' Physicians Say Life May Be Prolonged Slightly, but That
the End Is Not Far DistantThe Suffering Prelate Walks Unas-
sisted From His Bed to His Arm Chair but to Himself Murmurs: "I
Am Weaker I Am Weaker"Yields to Advice and Gives Up All
THE MORNING OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Rome, July 8.The physicians in attendance upon Pope Leo at a quarter
to 10 o'clock this morning posted the following bulletin:
"The night passed tranquilly enough, altho the pontiff had no restorative
sleep. The pulse was frequent but regular. Breathing was as free as last
night. The condition of the pope does not permit of a long examination, but
it seems that the pneumonia tends to a olve itself and that the pleuric liquid
is not regathering. However, the gen eral condition of the patient ia not
tranquilixing, because of the state of d epression which at intervals increases.
The Day's Bulletins.
Rome, July 10.
8:36 a. m.The only nourishment Pope
Leo now seems to prefer ia the yolk of an
egg mixed with marsala.
Seeing Dr. Mazzoni shortly after he
awoke the pontiff said:
"This is the first time since the be
ginning of my illness that I have had
some really peaceful sleep."
Dr. Mazoni replied:
"It is the effect of the opiate."
The pope said "there is one thing your
skill cannot accomplishdiminish my
The most important thing now recom
mended by Dr. Mazzoni is nourishment for
the patient. He said:
"Plants need water when dry."
9:40 a. m.As a consequence of the
operation performed yesterday the cyan
osis of the last finger joints has .disap
peared, proving that it was caused by
vitiated circulation due to pressure of the
pleura on the lungs.
Not So Favorable.
11:35 a. m.As can be seen by the
morning bulletin the pope's condition to
day is not so favorable as it was last
night, due to the fact that the improve
ment after the operation of yesterday has
not assumed the. proportions the doctors
wished. While the inflammation of the
lungs is decreasing the patient's general
condition does not improve and there is
a tendency towards a radical change for
The pontiff is extremely weak and even
chloroform seems to have lost its power
to give the sufferer the relief of tranquil
rest. Besides what depresses the pope
is the difficulty he is experiencing in
breathing. At times" he appears to be'
Up'on the point of strangulation and then
his breathing gradually becomes weaker
until his heart apparently stop*.
Another great anxiety of the doctors is
the derangement of the patient's kidneys
as a result of which blood poisoning is
The outlook now is that the pope's life
may perhaps be prolonged more than
could have been expected thirty-six hours
ago, but the hopes of his recovery are
still very small. t
The following particulars were obtained
of the doctors' visit this morning to the
"How feels his holiness?" asked Dr.
"Certainly," answered the pope. "I have
so many things to do, but I am afraid I
have not the strength."
Both of the" doctors then proceeded to
convince the pontiff of the necessity for
rest, urging him not td place obstacles
in the way of his recovery.
"I shall do as you wish," said the pope
in conclusion, with a sigh of resignation.
Afterwards his holiness expressed a de
sire to rise, saying he would be more com
fortable in his arm chair.
ness is restless and drowsy, frequently
May Hold Consultation.
6:25 p. m.A few moments ago Dr.
Majzoni was suddenly called out of the
sick-chamber by Cardinal Rampolla and
a hurried whispered conversation ensued.
This gave rise to all kinds of rumors,
but it was soon explained that Cardinal
Rampolla had taken upon himself the
duty of acting as mouthpiece for some
of the intimate friends and relatives of
the pope who suggested the advisability
of calling certain other doctors in con
Dr. Mazzoni replied that he had not the
least objection to such a consultation, but
that the symptoms and course of the dis
ease were so clear and will defined as
to leave no doubt as to the diagnosis. He
therefore was unable to see the necessity
for the step proposed.
No decision has yet been reached about
"I Am Weaker."
"I do not feel as well. I am weaker,"
replied the pontiff.
"Perhaps you did not sleep sufficiently?"
' "No, no," answered the pope, "I was
better last night. I am sorry, because
to-day should be a day of great work."
Dr. Mazzoni replied: "Hie holiness does
not intend to work?"
Walked to Chair.
The pope's attendant, Pio Cintra, then
proceeded to help him to arise, but the
pope refused his assistance, saying he
could still go by himself. In fact, with
out any help, except that afforded by his
cane, the pontiff walked a few steps to
his arm chair, repeating now and then:
"I am weaker, I am weaker."
Part of the work referred to by the
pope was to repeat a novena to the Ma
donna of the Carmelites, whose feast be
gins to-day. The pope is a very devout
venerator of this Madonna, always carry
ing her scapular about his neck.
Telegram from America.
The intense anxiety regarding the pon
tiff's condition which is felt thruout the
United States is shown by the large num
ber of telegrams from eminent American
Catholics, making anxious inquiries and
expressing the hope that the prayers for
his recovery will be answered.
Dr. Mazzoni, speaking about the pope
this afternoon, remarked.
"It has always been said that Pope Leo
has shown powers of extraordinary re
sistance to diseases of the, constitution,
but the absolute harmony of his physical,
moral and intellectual make-up is the real
cause of his great resistance to illness.
"Notwithstanding his advanced age and
his present sickness, the pope has a con
stitution capable of enabling him to re
cover The difficulties and delicacy of the
moment are created by the personality of
, A Great Sufferer.
"He is a very sensitive man and a per
son to whom a simple injection of caf
feine causes great suffering for about
three hours. Three years ago when
operated upon for a cyst it was said he
did not suffer, but in reality he did suf
"The liquid taken from the pleura may
gather again and another operation may
be necessary but I hope not. Some of the
liquid may remain and often the little
which is left is spontaneously absorbed,
which may be the case with the pontiff."
"Catastrophe Is Imminent." .
2:20 p. m,The pope had another faint
ing fit to-day. The action of his heart
is very feeble.and his condition has again
become very critical. He has become
worse since morning,, his weakness In
creasing hour by hour... He. is only inter
mittently conscious and a catastrophe is
./- Doctors Are Alarmed. -,.
6:60 p. m.The pope's condition fir very
grave. His doctors are alarmed at the
continued weakness which is complicated
by certain functional disorders,
PickerNo, Indeed:' my .hiw-
employ 4e thaU \ -v
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An incident apropos of the rights of
certain persons in the event of the death
of the pope has occurred between Cardi
nal Rampolla and Cardinal Oreglia, who
is preparing to undertake his duties of
cardinal camerlingo. In virtue of his right
to this position, he demanded that a
suite of apartments should be prepared
for him at the Vatican. After having re
fused one that was offered him on the
first floor, he consented to accept another
one, but ordered extensive alterations to
be made in it.
When Cardinal Rampolla heard of thi
he regarded it as indecent that these.al
terations should be undertaken before the
death of the pope, and gave orders that
the work should be.at once suspended.
CjFbis action on the part of the secretary
o ^ state has rendered Cardinal Oreglia
furious. B e 4s one of the greatest oppo
nents of* the policy of Leo XHL and Car
The churches this morning were more
crowded than is usual with supplicants in
terceding for the recovery of the pontiff,
repeating the pro pontifloo inf ormo prayer.
An instance of the strain prevailing ow
ing to the pope's illness is the case of
a Roman who went to the Basilica and
"I am the pope's nephew. The pope is
dead. We are all lost we must all die.'*
He tried to throw himself from a con
siderable height but was rescued and
taken into custody.
Gibbons Starts for Rome.
Baltimore, July 8.Cardinal Gibbons
left for New York over the Pennsylvania
road at 1:18 p. m. to-day on his way to
The Kaiser's Tribute.
Berlin, July 8.The Boersen Courier
says that when the emperor received news
of the pope's critical condition, aboard
the Hohenzollern, he said: "The pope,
whom I know, love and revere, is in dan
ger let us pray lor him."
Then during divine service the emperor
offered a simple, impressive prayer, con
"The world needs great and good men.
"The Almighty grant the holy father
many more years."
So many telegrams from all parts of the
world have arrived at the "Vatican that the
minister of posts and telegraphs has been
obliged to recall clerks who had gone on
their summer vacations.
Emperor William, King Edward, King
Leopold, King Alfonso and the queen
mother and the Prince of Montenegro
were among those who telegraphed.
Sayings of the Sick Man.
Among the utterances attributed to hla
holiness since his illness became critical,
are the following:
To Cardinal Macchi, secretary of apos
"I am near the end. I do not know if
all I have done has been good, but I have
obeyed my conscience and our holy faith.'*
To Cardinal Mathiou, former archbishop
"I greet France. She has caused me
much pain, but also much consolation and
To Cardinal Ferrata, prefect of the con
gregation of bishops and regulars:
"We are nearing eternity, my dear Fer
rata, our cares will soon be over for us."
To those who were present when ex-
One . of the leading candiates for th"
papal succession^ He is a great church
lawyer, a man of robust mind, in the
prime of manhood. He is opposed to the,
conciliatory policy of Leo XIII. but has