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HE CARRIED CHEER TO LEPERS —
NOW HEROIC PRIEST IS DYING CANTON, China, April 30—Amid the squalor and unspeakable hor rors of a leper village. Father Lambert Louis Conrardy, a Roman Catholic friest is dying. Working among tne outcasts and carrying . cheer to those for whom there is no hope, the priest contracted the dreaded disease and now It is but a matter of time before his name will be numbered among those of the countless who have been claimed by leprosy. On the outskirts of Canton is the village for the "unclean." Here Father Conrardy labored day and night, administering to the stricken tnd the last rites to the dying. He »k but the ordinary precautions ISsinst leprosy. One day he was called to the side of a young man who was breathing his last. Un mindful of the peril the priest stayed by the bedside nnd stroked the hand of the dying boy. A little scratch on his hand came in contact with the skin of the youth. Soon it became known that the priest had contracted the dread disease, and It wasn't long before the first signs of leprosy showed. Six years is all that is left to the heroic priest, for this is the life of an adult stricken wlt.i leprosy. Father Conrardy comes of a no ble Belgian house. He gave up the li.c of ease and wealth for the cas sock. For many years he followed IKfher Damien, who came of peas ant stock, and upon his death con tinued the work alone. In the leper's colony of Molokal he fol lowed the work, and, when the gov ernment took over the colony and the condition of the unfortunates was improved, he turned his face toward a still more distressful community—tho leper settlement near Canton. One last visit he made to civiliza tion, studying the disease and se curing funds. Then he turned his back upon the life of ease and took up his work. AMERICA GETS 250,000 UNDESIRABLE IMMIGRANTS YEARLY IRROUGO NEW YORK Some Heavy Brained Foreigners Admitted Hardly Know Their Names, Have Forgotten the Town They Came From and the Day of the Week. (New York Bureau United Press Associations.) NEW YORK, April 30.—More than 250,000 "undesirable Immi grants" are cleared through the gates of Ellis lslai)d yearly. Of this number only a small percentage be come public charges within the three year period, w lieu they may be sent bach at Hie expense of the Bteamship company that brings them here. Same of those who are permitted to enter the country because they have the money needed and seem ingly measure up to the require Something New Every Day New tilings in ladies' wearing apparel arriving every day, Linen and pongee suits just tho time for them. Cloth of tr<> 1»1 suits and dresses, which nrt> the rage of the season. A beautiful line of silk pongees, cloth of gold and linen dresses. Everything new from the fashion market. We also have a nice •election of coats, waists and skirts. USE YOUR CREDIT Don't forget Hint our credit system is at your dis posal. Ask for credit. Your name on our books Is as good as cash to us. Pacific Outfitting Co. 418 Riverside 418 The Home of Dignified Credit THE VERY BEST GOLD CROWN $3.50 This crown is made of 22k. gold, heavily reinforced, and is the same crown that other good dentists charge $S to $10 for. Best plate $6.50; other good dentists charge $lf> to $20 for the same plate. EXAMINATION FREE RED CROSS DENTISTS Northeast Corner Post and Riverside. (Entrance on Host.) "Walk 25 Feet Off Riverside and Savo Dollars." Dental Nurse In Attendance. Phono M. 648. OPEN SUNDAY MORNINO9 ments for admission hardly know their own names, have forgotten the name of the town they come from, anil cannot name the day of the week. Officials here declare there is no chance of securing congressional action to "plug the leak." As soon as drastic measures are suggested, they claim, there arises B cry that an attempt is to be made to pre-, vent "liberty seekers gaining a haven of refuge from European op pression." Dr. Sidney D. WtlgUS, chairman of the committee on ImmUjratlon Today's Styles Today FATHER CONRARDY. of the state lunacy commission, who has spent years Investigating the matter and is admittedly one of the best posted American experts on tht? immigration problem, is author ity for this. Discussing the subject toda> he said: "There Ii no aparent cure for the great evil of Immigration. If an ' attempt is made to hold up some of i the most undesirable there comes a wave of protest from every quar ; ter of the United States. We are I told that we are trying to prevent ! people improving their condition 1 and newspapers unite in denounc ing the officials and many times raise money enough to get those ; held up into America. ' "An educational test and an in crease In the head tax might aid, hut there is little chance that con gress will act on this problem. The three year period in which an immi grant who beeomea a public charge can he sent buck at the expense of the steamship line bringing him should be extended to five years, however. Statistics show most of , tlie aliens who fall back on tbe j communities for support do so within three to five years. If they | get over the five year period they usually are all right. "My declaration that many aliens j coming belt' are so weak mentally | they cannot remember where they I came from or, In some instances, i cannot recall their names, is not ; far fetched. They have little idea 'of the division of time—one day is the same In them as another —and they litre and die here without Im proving mentally." William Williams, commissioner lof Immigration of the port of New j York, in many respects concurs in the views of Or. WllgUß. Our ex ' elusion laws are easy-going, lie I says, and even When strictly en forced keep out only the very bad ! portion of the foreign element. WILL TRY TO PROVE CLAIM TO FORTUNE ANN' ARBOR, Mich., April 30.— Mrs. Nellie Christ man of this city thinks she is one of the heirs to a $200,000,000 estate of Carl Christ man Springer, late of Stockholm, Sweden. In an effort to locate the belra to the estate Attorney E. L. Scrlbner of Ameibury, Mass., has been in Ann Arbor several days con ferring with Mrs. Cbrlstman. Mr. Scribner is geneaologtst of the Springer family. Mrs. Christntan's connection with the family hinges on her relation ship to a dead brother of the late millionaire through her grand mother, whose maiden name was Springer. It is said the estate Is Intact and held in trust for the heirs, and that nothing remains to j be done except to locate these heirs. Flowers Carnations General line of potted goods at reduced prices. The Rose Floral Co. Spokane's Cut Rate Up-to-date Flor ist. Opposite Paulsen Bldg. Phone Main 4378. EVILS OF LAW. DOZEN, 75* Palms FROM 85< UP * • # THE SPOKANE PRESS, SUNDAY, MAY L 1910. NEWS AND GOSSIP FROM THE NATION'S CAPITAL GATHERED AT THE WASHINGTON BUREAU OF THE UNITED PRESS. BY using departmental writing paper for private purposes a clerk in the department of commerce and labor narrowly es caped bringing about a bitter con troversy between Secretary Nagel and officers of the building trades department of the American Federa tion of Labor. This clerk Is a member of the de bating team at the Y. M. C. A. and was preparing for a debate upon the subject of labor unions. He wrote to a local labor official asking him for certain data regarding labor troubles and the alleged practice of labor men breaking contracts. The letter accidentally fell Into the hands of William J. Spencer, an officer of the building trades depart ment of the federation, and it read to him as though the department of commerce and labor were preparing for an investigation Into labor mat ters. A meeting was called, and a letter sent to Secretary Nagel ask Startling Bargain Event Wentworth Has Ever Pulled Off During the Month of May. It Will Save Thousands of Dollars for the People of Spokane Who Avail Themselves of the Opportunity so Unexpected ly Presented. It's a Big, Lucky Purchase Clothing Sale In Our New Second Floor BargainJlnnex and starts off sharply at 8:30 o'clock to morrow morning. Be here when the doors open with the money in your hand, it will do yeoman service. Remember, this is not junk but brand new, reliable wearing apparel that we absolutely guar antee to give satisfactory service. $8.95 ; for choice of n Urge line of men's and young men's worsted and casst- I mere suits, worth regularly up to $16.50 each. All sizes and necessary alter ations done free of charge. $11.35 for choice of a splendid lot of men's and young men's suits, worth regularly up to $22.50 each. Many broken lines added from our regular main floor clothing departments. $16.20 , for choice of an uxceptionally pretty line of men's and young men's ; suits, worth regularly uo to $l!7.o0 each. All sizes and practically all light ; summer patterns, $19.00 for choice of a strictly hand tailored line of men's and young men's suits, worth regularly up as high as $35.00 each. Pick out the ones you wish from our show windows. Strictly a cash offer Bpd positively no deliveries. Be one of the first ones here when the doors open, Extra salesmen employed insure you prompt attention. Wentworth Clothing House Entrance, 709 Riverside Avenue ing why the investigation was called and why he should proceed without considering the officers of their organization. The secretary first replied that no such Investiga tion was being conducted, then it was discovered that one of Secre tary Nagel's clerks was the author of the letter, and the storm clouds passed away. The European starling has been placed upon the list of obnoxious birds whose importation into this country is prohibited by the treas ury department and the agricultural department; despite Its attractive plumage and cheerful song. It has been found that the star ling is very destructive to wheat and other grain crops. Introduced into New York, it has spread throughout that state and south ward to Pennsylvania, and it is feared that it will make its way into the western wheat belt, where It Get Ready on Your Tip Toes for the Most would be a rery unwelcome visitor. So the ban has been placed upon It and hereafter starlings Imported into this country wil face a horrible death at the hands of a customs into this country will face a horrible The largest monument in Arling ton cemetery has Just been com pleted beside the grave of Lieuten ant Thomas E. Selfridge of Califor nia, who was killed in an accident to the Wright aeroplane at Port Myer, September 17, 1908. The monument is 13 feet square at the base and the shaft rises 40 feet from the ground. It was erected by A. E. Selfridge of San Francisco, father of the lieutenant. The asso ciates of the young officer wished to provide a monument and started to raise a fund. The father thanked them but said he wished to do It himself. The shaft stands on the brow of a hill overlooking the Poto mac. Upon the west face is a bronze tablet bearing the following inscrip tion: First Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge, Ist Reg't, Field Artillery, U. S. A. Killed in the Service of the United States in an aerodome accident September 17th, 1908. Aged 26. FOUGHT IN 4 WARS, WIDOW GETS PENSION WASHINGTON, April 30—Con gress has recognized by a pension the widow of the most remarkable participant In four wars known to this country. Summerville Dennis of Dadeville, Ala., enlisted In the war of 1812, fought gallantly and was mustered out as dead. When the Seminole was broke out in 1826 Dennis was one of the first to enlist. He fought through this war and was again mustered out as dead. For the third time, In the Mexican war of 1848, Dennis repeated the experience. When the call for troops came In McCrea & Merryweather REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE, LOANS, SURETY BONDS, RENTALS, INVESTMENTS. Managers Washington Safe Deposit & Trust Co. Phone Main 7121. Cor. Howard and Sprague. "We Always Set the Pace" TACT IT 1861 Dennis, aged 71 year*. na» peered with as asset for salt**—l In the union forces. Ho wan re jected because of age. bat Ida niyt ical condition was a* fit that aw was assigned to the commissary de partment and throughout th* war he drove a mule team. He died la 1888. TRADED WOMAN FOR A GALLON OF CIDER W1 LX ES B A RRE. Pa., April W.— The Burlington poorhoose has again opened Its doors to Mr*. J. Smith. Some weeks ago a farmer got her to be his housekeeper aad to care for his children In return for giving her a home. A conple of weeks later he traded her to an other farmer for five gallon* of cider. This second farmer later traded her to a third for one gallon of cider, and the third farmer fin ally returned her to the poorhouae.