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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN.
FHCENIX, r ARIZONA, THURSDAY MORNING, SE3EJ!4BEir3;;;1896.;v,j :TPV? VIT- ;NO. v?2. SEVENTH YEAR. HIS LIFE TO THE LEPERS Eight Territorial Library, S16 Successor to Father Damien Interviewed. Describee the Terrible Condition of the Leper Colonies at Canton, China, and Macao. San Francisco Chronicle: Rev. Father Coamrdi, who, (or the past 'eight years, has been in charge of the leper settlement at Molokai, in the Hawaiian islands, succeeding the late father Damien, is spending a few days with Henry Hoffman, at 458 Guerrero street, preparatory to seeking a cli mate for the winter where he will find relief 'from asthma, contracted on the wind swept leper Island in the Pacific. Slather Conrardl ,lhas iglven -his life to the care of lepers, and has made a deep study of that dread disease. On the island where he (has 'been stationed there are about 1,100 persons afflicted with it Two priests look after them, and are assisted toy five sisters of the Order of St' Francis. According to Father Cbnrardl's statement, made yes terday, while the Hawaiian govern ment spends much money for their cure, but little good is accomplished, the greater portion of the $80,000 or $90,000 annually apwvDriated being expended in salaries for a number of useless officials. After leaving tlhe islands, Father Comrardi visited the leper colonies at Canton, in, China, and at Macao. In the former place he says the condition of the colonists is most pitiable. "The Chinese regard leprosy as a curse and any one who would think of going to the place as being accursed." said the priest "The government only allows five yen, a year, about $2.50, for the support of each leper. When one is sick and needs assistance he is left to his own care. The government fur nishes neither medicines nor bandages, . two prime requirements. I would stay there and minister to their wants If I could get enough for my support, but the government will not allow it. I would build, a hospital to care for them, but that requires money. "At Macao the condition is a little better. The lepers are given a certain amount of rice each year. The wants of the females, iboth at Macao and Canton, are looked after by some French and Italian lay sisters. Last year they received over 2,000 persons, including 1,500 iDames. They are called casters of Carrossa and Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres. They raise and ed ucate icnese oruiaren. umey, too, are in mudh need of money." ... Rumors of an uprising among the Chinese and against the whites came to Farther Conrardl from a reliable . source before his departure. He says there is a great feeline of unrest, and he looks for serious trouble before the end of the year. He says the natives are dissatisfied with their treatment. ' At Molokai. in the Hawaiian Is- lands, the natives attempt to raise a little fruit and corn, tout as the plants approaon maturity a withering wind comes along and -blights everything. If the Hawaiian government would erect windbreaks, it might be possible to raise .fruit As it is now the lepers have become discouraged and are lazy ana indifferent. They attend school aoout as tney please. The govern ment requires the girls to remain with the sisters until they are 16 years of age, hut after that they do as they please. While the majority of the lepers have been converted to Cathol icity, the remainder are either Cal- vinlsts or Mormons. During his stay here Father Con rardl will visit the lepers at the pest house. "If there I would be willing to stay among them ana minister to their wants, he said l have messages for some of them from friends in Honolulu." Father rCoarardl was well informed regarding their condition, and knew the names of several of them. In the virtues of the Goto remedy Father Conrardi puts but little faith. He is well acquainted with iDr. Goto and has frequently dis cussed with him the chances of curing the disease. Both had come to the conclusion that it was incurable. BLEW OUT THE GAS. Wyoming Fanner. Narrowly Escapes Death at New Albany Hotel. KANSAS CITY, Sept 2.--A tall, raw- boned young man, wearing a gray suit of clothes and a wide brimmed hat walked into the New Albany hotel yesterday and wrote on the register, L. M. Huss, G. N. P., Wyoming. He was assigned to room 41 on the sec ond floor, and about 11 o'clock he went to bed. Night Clerk Joseph Welsh had occasion to go through (the hall on the second floor about 2 o'cloqk this morning and as he passed the room occupied hy Huss he caught a strong odor of gas. The transom was open and the gas was pouring out into the hall. Welsh knocked on the door of No. 41, but could get no response. He tried th- elock and found it fastened, He "'became alarmed and summoning help, broke down the door. H uss was found in peaceful unconsciousness and he was dragged out into the hall, where, after considerable work, he was 'd. (When foe opened mis eyes ma fcought was that ihe was being It was with difficulty that he could be persuaded that he had been rescued from dealh. What did you blow out the gas for?" asked Clerk Welsh. "Well, I (had to 'git the darned thing out some way, answered the stranger. I ala 't used r sleepln' in the light." PRESS ASSOCIATION. Visit McKlnley and Listen to Words of Deep Wii.m. CANTON, Sept 2. Eighty-six mem bers of the Republican Press associa tion of West Virginia, called on Major McKinley yesterday afternoon.. W. P. Morris acted as spokesman and in con clusion., of his remarks, said that the vast wealth of West Virginia was chained and helpless without protec tion. In response Mr. McKinley said that the Republican cause wa? nev r Trt just and .righteous than it is th":3 year and the triumph of its principles wa never more essential to the general welfare of the American people than: now," nothing being more essential to the standing and progress of a country than the preservation of its credit and financial honor, and - nothing being more indispensible to business and prosperity than that the currency of the country shall he so honest that it can cheat nobody. But lying beneath all these, and more important than all, is the preservation of law and order, the .reign of domestic quiet The peo ple appreciate that a great crisis is up on them and the way to avert that crisis is for the patriotic men of every section oc wie country to unite and act together, to the common cause of the country. TQUNG PEEL TOO GAY. A Letter Responsible for Breaking of jMigiism engagement. LONDON, Sept. 2. The sudden run- ture of Sir Robert Peel's week old en gagement to Ella, daughter of Lord Ashton, has caused much talk and has called rorth the publication in the Daily News, of which Lord Ashton is part owner, of a statement announcing that the engagement was unauthorized and that there is not the remotest pos- Biuuiijr oi sucn a marriage takine place, it is now reported that the rupture was caused by the fiancee's receipt of a letter from a woman who was a friend of Mrs. Lamgtry and Ab indon Baird. This she showed to W father and the latter Sir Robert Peel, who was staying at Ryelands, his conge. me two first met a month am anA it was a case of love at first sight Sir Robert invited Lady Ashton and Miss Ella to Brayton, and on the third day of their visit he 'proposed and was accepted. Lord Ashton consented to t)he engaement and promised to sup- h'uiwi. sir rvooen. reel s income of $25,000 by giving his daughter $75,000 yearly. ' SPILLED HOPS. Methodists Surprise a New Salrvm Started in Their Camp. LEAVENWORTH. Kan. Sat o The Methodists of this conferee fl'ia- trict "have been holdime a fl.m Tvm Af iriff lui ire tci ai ua.ys near Bonner Springs iu ; v mruiouai lownsnip, tnis county. A large crowd attended, most of whom sieep in tents. ! Wednesday night Dave TTllt:f.ri in a and Bob Dorr went out to Bonner with a wagon load or beer and toint ifixtiiwy. wuuie tne church rjeonle wer nalnon Wednesday night, Hutehins and Dorr pitonea tneir tent in the Methodist camp, .wnen -fine Methodists awnl-o this morning they were astonished to see a big tent with 'efreshmens printed on it in iaree letters and .hnr tenders standing around wearing white aprons. Itiutcnins and Dorr were nn the road to jail within an hour and the wquor was spilled and their temporary saioon a wrecK. CAUGHT IN FIRE. Forest Fires Overtake and Destroy the Herds to Oregon. PORTLAND , Ore., Sept 2 Forest fires are raging between Oak Point and Eagle Cliff on the Washington shore on the Columbia river. An area Ifliree miles square has already been burned. It is reported that dozens of cattle have ibeen 'burned, one rumor placing the number at 200. Many millions of feet of lumber have been hurned, estimates running as high as 20,000,000. Benson's logging ana lumiDer camp, with all the build ings, was destroyed. Many animals dropped dead from the excessive heat PARDONED OUT TO DIE. TOPEKA, Kan., Sept 2. Governor Morrill signed the .pardon of D. R. Jones, who, in 1894, commenced an at- tonement for dishonesty. While act ing as county clerk of Barton county he acquired about $6,000 by false pre tenses and forgeries on the county treasurer. The serious illness of the convict was the leading argument in favor of clemency. His death is con sldered a matter of but few days. FORNINST FREE - SILVER Gold Democrats in Con vention. About Eight Hundred Dele - gates Present. Governor Flower of New York, the .Choice for Temporary , Chairman. INDIANAPOLIS, Sept 2. Senator John M. Palmer of Illinois called the convention of gold Demerits to order at noon today in Tomlinson hail. The gathering exceeded expectations both in point of menrbers and the states represented. The lists in the hands of Secretary Wilson . show over 800 delegates present representing forty one or forty-two states and territories. After calling the convention to or der Chairman Palmer said: "Gentle- n-n, l 'have the honor tor a moment to r- r-ide over the first National Dem octaMc convention held Inthe year 1896. ..We are assembled here for lofty, inobl" snd patriotic purposes. Our .earnes: c,vire ig to serve our country. ' And ia : sincerity of that earnest purpose, ts may appeal to the judge of all hearts. We may appeal to the great master, the great governor, I heg you now, listen to the invoca tion by Bishop White of the diocese of Indiana." ':,:' Ex-Congressman Outhwaite of Ohio read the call for the convention after the prayer. In reading the reference to Jefferson, Jackson and Cleveland Outhwaite put particular stress upon Cleveland s name and brought the del egates to their feet with cheers louder than any gone before. . In roll call Colorado answered "Solid delegation of one," for California, John P. Irish answered "Here," adding that his colleagues had 'been delayed by a 'railroad accident.., Montana be ing called, a gentleman announced. "A solid delegation; here it is."' At call of New York her seventy-two dele gates arose. General - Bragg of"- Wis consin declared Hhe presence of a full delegation, adding ilhat ' they are- all Democrats, honest men, honest money and honest government. Idaho, iNe vada, Utah and Wyoming twere the only states whose names passed un answered. Alaska's single represent' ative was cheered. Oklahoma and Indian Territory had no spokesman Senator Palmer introduced Mr. Bren- ham of Wisconsin, who read the re port of the National committee. The recommendation "that rules "which governed the last Democratic conven tion, which was held in 1892, should govern this .convention," was cheered to the echo. The report - recommend ed ex-Governor Flowerpot New York for temporary chairman and John R Wilson of Indiana, temporary -seen tary. The mention of Flower'6 nam was the signal for a burst of applause which swelled into a war cry. Et Governor Jones of Alabama and Geo. F. Peaibody of Massachusetts escorted him to the stage. Senator Palmer shook hands with ex-Governor Flower. who bowed in response to the demon strata on. General Flower read hi? speech from manuscript in a clear voice. It was frequently interrupted with eipplause. President Cleveland a name elicited i ovation. His characterization of Bryan as "amtritious, unsteady and un safe," as a "demagogue and word jug- eler. raised a storm of applause. Flowers statement that bimetallism was a genuine Democratic doctrine was received in silence. lower s epeeeft was concluded at 1:45. The states were then called for members of com mittees, etc. The convention then tooK a recess until 4 o'clock. BY BULLETIN. Suggestions of WatJtersoh for presi dent which seemed to have been high ly satisfactory yesterday, seem to have gained no ground today. The Kentucky delegation Is pledged for Buckner for vice-president and the sentiment seems to be drifting back to the original ticket suggested at Chi cagoBragg and Buckner. The con vention will complete permanent orga nization and then adjourn till Thurs day, as a (big mass meeting has been arranged for tonight, at which Colonel Breckenridge of Kentucky, oolonel Fellows of New York and Mr. Ehrlch of Colorado and other orators will speak. Ex-Governor Flower, who has been selected as temporary chairman of the National convention, will de liver tihe opening speech. Dr. Everett's assertion that Massa chusetts and New England were here to back up the west and south in pre serving the honor of the countrv. caused great enthusiasm. He said Massachusetts was against all class distinction, that it was for poor and rich alike and knows no distinction between north and south or between east and west He said Massachusetts stands by President Cleveland who has steadily maintained the honor of the country. The committee on permanent orga nization reports in favor of Senator Caffery of Louisiana as permanent chairman. The committee reports in favor fWr fnT7 j ITT1 IJlTITinT fiPV the permanent National organization, ft - th ft ill I D GuijlJlII of the party here represented and the " 1UJ1A ui,u A"UUJJU"- report was accepted. I .. Senator Cattery took the chair and , said the action of the Chicago con- vention in packing that convention by throwing out he Michigan, delegates, leaves the real Democrats free and none are in any way bound by its ac tion, which in its platform was in al most every way tin-Democratic . and non-patriotic He predicted that the party of the Chicago convention will (be a "wander er and a fugitive on the face of the earth." He says free coinage as pro posed will rob tihe poor man of his wage, the rich man of his wealth, the soldier , of his just remuneration and be the repudiation of just and honor able debts. He says we are not to be driven from the house of our fathers, nor driven into the camp of the B i puhlican party: white Democracy lasts,'0 the republic shall last and with it hu man 'liberty. He says we are the up holders of the old Democracy doc trine and we appeal to the people to unfurl the flag of the old Democracy, which .was never sullied by repudia tion or dishonor. Caffery in closing called on all true Democrats to rally for their country's liberty and honor. called to the platform to address -the.'ST vaug mca' 01 aWMe" convention. He said we are here to. defend what is dearer than life our National honor and integrity. Irish referred to the Populist convention at Chicago and the Populist convention at St Louis as the twin conventions, but by no means the "Heavenly Twins." Irish strongly attacks the protect ive tariff policy of the Republican party and says we must do what we can to resent such a policy, as well as against . the policy of the traveling representative silver mine owner. - The convention, adjourned at 6:40 until 11 a. m. tomorrow. : - IRISH'S STATEMENT. ' He Says Bryan Will Lose California, Oregon and. Possibly Nevada. INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 2 John P. Irish of California, who has been one of the most active. leaders of the gold Democratic movement on the Pacific coast, says the people of the east are not aware of the conditions existing on the coast and declares that three Btates, California, Oregon and Wash ington cannot be carried for Brvan and that there is a possibili ty !ihat.Nv vada will be carried against him. "In California, said he, "there are en rolled 25,000 Democrats who will not vote for Bryan. The Populists con cede that there are 12,000 Republicans wno will vote for Bryan. They are those who are discontented and be long largely to the class of men who want to remodel the attains of 'the world. -rnere is a curious alliance on the coast between millionaires and those wno have nothing to lose an case of dis - aster. Those who are for the Chicaeo ticket are big millionaire mine own- owners. Gold mine owners are not for the ticket. They want the price of their gold enhanced and would like to put their working men on silver. Fruit growers, manufacturers, and all business men that want business ac commodations 'from time to time, and tne men tney employ are aeainst Bryan-. They want stability. California, Oregon and Washington will not vote for Bryan. He will bo beaten in California by 15,000. There is 'also a fair m-osneot tihal he will ibe beaten in Wevada. The two senators and one representative It congress credited to Nevada are resi dents of California. Many citizens of Nevada resent this. They would lik to have men who represent them in their nearest relations (with the Na tional government to be residents of their own state.. This feeling is e strong .tmat at may result an defeatinjs Bryan, wno nas been so strongly sup ported by the three men, Jones. Stew art and Newlands, who now represent une state. " Mr. Irish says the majority of the ualirornia delegates prefer Bragg and Buckner for a presidential ticket GLAD SWEET SONG, Famous Tenor to Be Married to a Di vorced Countess. LONDON, Sept. 2. Jean de Reszke. the famous tenor, is soon to be mar ried to the Countess de Mailly Nesle. Both are Catholics and they cannot marry after the latter's divorce from her husband except hy a dispensation from the pope. It is believed this has been obtained and the wedding is like ly to take place on De Reszke s estate in Poland, during the early part of Oc tober. It is also understood that the tenor will abandon the stage in 1898. HOMESTRETCH. Driver of a Horse at Green Bay Ex pires to His Sulky. GREEN BAY, Wis., Sept. 2. John Holmes, a well known horseman of the western circuit, drove Pewabic under the wire a dead man at the trot meet ing here yesterday in the 2:06 trot Holmes had Pewabic for first place within ten feet of the finish. Then his head fell forward, the lines slackened and the horse was stopped after pass ing the judges' stand. Holmes wa. dead. First One and Then the Other. Pastor Tries Both and Finds Gospel the Best. Leaves the Pulolt to Sell Rum The Saloon Falls to Hay and Goes Back to Gospel. : The New' York Journal relates the !x!.of a Jer9ey sm - .. clergyman who last summer created sensation hy severing his connection with. the. South Bergen Classis ana opening a ibeer' saloon at Fifth ana ' Garden streets, Hoboken, has now giv en, up the saloon and returned to the ri - T"!""8 um .,1. . M .1 v ,l! .1 ' 3 . TTZTx- , XT' - Hered the pulpit, in charge of the Ger- . i .. , .". ' , i i . it iunts ii tMiiuc&WMi iiiiu pol ished German. - He says he never could , see any harm in he saloon business,, if it wag properly conducted, except for the prejudice against' it On opening place in Hoboken he declared that " he was forced into the business to save his family from want, his salary as pastor hardly proving sufficient to buy ghoes for them. Feicke's venture, however, did not prove a success. At first quite a num ber of people were .attracted to his ear-. loon by curiosity to see how- .the clfgy' . man could mix a cocktail or operate the ale pump, .but after the . novelty wore off the place somehow seemed to be shunned by the respectable portion' of the neighborhood, the people, ap-v parently, having an instinctive feeling that the clerical saloon combinatSoB was not altogether appropriate. Mr. Feicke has a mortgage of $1,609 on the place he opened last year. Since tnen ne nas managed to pay that oft and to clear only $125, which now rep- resenra nis capital. He was suspense by the South Bergen Classis for his . contumacy in refusing to live on a '.. pittance - allowed (him for preaching, - ' but made a hot fight on the question ot' his right to sell beer if he saw fit He propounded a series of questions oa this subject to the Classis, but that' body never answered. The pastor's saloon was always a moral place and conducted in the most orderly manner. He has now dispose of it, and started yesterday for Be- - lehem. The 'pastor's wife and family are i bow livi-ne m New York- oitv row f will join himi in Bethlehem as soon E ! n i seated in his new home. NO CONVICT COAL. Penitentiary Directors Refuse to lae- - - :. cept a Bid. LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. Sent. . The directors of the Kansas peniten tiary met yesterday to let .the contract lor the ; output of the Kansas coal im-me. There was only one bid sub mitted, that cf J. Husev of Arkansaa City,, who offered 85 cents a ton fnr screened1 ' lump. The hoard did not care- to accept such a low hid and rp jected it on the grounds that it twos not accompanied by a certified elie' for $1,000. . There-was a great demand for tjjin penitentiary coal contract until rat months ,ago and it was let for $1.S0 a , ton. Hard times and labor fiehts on the coal have caused the change. Com mittees, from labor organizations were present today and protested against the letting of any contract. At nre- ent there nre over 200 conldt uj'i.ars doing nothing but supplying coal fiar state institutions. FELL HALF A MILE. Frightful Death of a Woman Aeronaut Not Far From St. Louis. ST. LOUIS, Sept 2. Victoria lie Roy made a balloon ascension from the - new county fair grounds near Dwyer station on the Missouri Pacific. At a height of about forty feet her para chute became disengaged and fell to the ground. She struggled to extri cate her left arm from an iron ring through which it was passed, but be fore 6he could do so she was at least -200 feet in .the air. She clung to the trapeze bar, but it was only a question of time until her strength would faH her.. - At a height of nearly half a mDe the woman aeronaut lost her hold and . fell somersaulting to the ground. She crashed through a tree, 'being not only killed, but indescribably mangled. Her husband saw her death. EIGHT GAMBLING DENS RAIDED. ARDMORS, I. T., Sept. 2. Unitwl, 'States marshals raided eight gambling; dens in this city, capturing as many layouts, and illuminated Main street , with a series of bonfires, burning all the paraphernalia captured. The rai caused great excitement among tie members of the profession. 1