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20 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , MAY 19. 18SO.--TWENTy-FOUR PAGES.
Begins Tomorrow , A. M. , and continues all Week. I ± you want first class Spring and Summer Dry Goods for very little money ,
you'll find them at Barr's GE , S. S *
THIRD GRAND OPENING , EARLY SUMMEyjj SACRIFICE SALE OF TEA GOWNS , LACE WRAPS , WHITE SUITS. B
BA Barr's Millinery Manager is just returned from a third Wash. .Dress Goods. Grand Special Opening of Ladies' Summer Suits and A
Bn visit this season to the leading- markets of the world with Wraps. All the latest novelties , Imported Sateens in the B ,
K , the choicest high novelties in Millinery the world pro 25 pieces NEW FAYAL BATISTE , satin striped , with fast colored de new Empire styles , Empire Tea Gowns , with silk-fringed Fu
signs , 32 inches wide , A STARTLING OFFER , Mantles and
duces. sleeves and Sashes ; exquisite new Lace ,
duces.Third . Short Wraps with Russian sleeves , elaborate White and
32-INCH FINE ZEPHYR GINGHAMS , In small pltvid * and chocks ,
Third Grand Opening beautiful for children's wear , Lace Gowns. All are invited to this special clisphiy on f
At25cyard. Monday and Tuesday.
Of this season Monday and Tuesday. MUlinery Parlors A larpo now assortment , latest designs and colors , in SATEENS , very line ,
will be handsomely decorated with blooming plants. At 25c yard. Dress Go oils. Calicos. ]
You are cordially invited. FANCY ( IMPORTED ) CEYLON MULLS. Uayo you scon them ? 151 pliiro' chnlt o styles bmt American Clint Us
nt ir.c per yard , ' Special till * wjok.
WHITE GOODS SPECIAL. W pieces ilMncli nil wool nnest Wo nch ChalH * . Percales liic worth
Wrench Cheviot * i nd , ynrd ,
made , nt iVc
, . Into-it designs nml host cloth per .
Silks. Black Goods. yard. SOc.
nxtraordlnary value this week. Bilk PAH- Another largo invoice just received of those- handsome SATIN PLAID 4' ' ) piece * 10-lurh nil wool Pronch Albatross llcmnrinU sateens , s tolJynnls In ploco , lOu
line of nUMlk and silk nnd
JUCS nt price IlKMMV cost. wool Just ( ironadlnoH opened , n new In new designs. See cur nov MULLS , 3O AND 32 INCHES WIDE , which wo will close cloth nt. , Wn per , ynrd. lilno. Colors iiluk , , lavender oroiini. , white Mle , , yard , worth Jc.
in pieces light weight tires do lloyal , 61k : yard , elties In black Nuns' Voltlmt and Claliottns , tun unvy , mnlio sage sky nud drab. Ilesl Cotton Challls , 5c yard , worth 7c.
regular prlcu TOc. with sat'.n and hum stitched borders. The At lOc yard. grcon ony
Afowpleccsof our Heal China Bilk , S3 inches handsomest gnods shown In Omaha ,
vrldo , t1.1O nnd $1 > quality , ? 5u yard.
Cliolco line of llgnred India Silks nt OOc yara , A full line ot summer weights in Tamoso Notions.
regular value BSc. lirlHInntlno. Mohair llrllliantlne uud Sicilian Hosiery. . Fancy Notions.
Illack Silks In order to rciluco our black silk llrllliautliic. Itoman I'onrl lluttons , card ot 3 dozen , nil Cmicura. White rose ( llycerlne , i'enrs Scented , Sashnsl anil lUi-luch Ill.ick Moire , tl.01 ; ( U4
Btock. vo otlcr ttpeclal values this week. Yon Ladles' pxtra flno Cotton Hose. "Raven" now shades , special price I0i card. niesosoapsaro the best made ; our price. Ho Inch Illack UKHdraln , sitln edge , * I.n. : extra
silk for 7" extra Complete line of silk warp ! \ml all wool bor- rlbbod quality.
can buy u good pure > c : quality , black , warranted -fast , with protection '
OJo. All KrniU > B of Ulack Silks at W > per cent below - doi ed Nun Veilings Cor mourmi ; veils nt Hnrr'a op , 40c npnlr. Full Hall 1'earl " Huttons , self shanks , . card of n 0-lneli Moire , satin edge , in colors , nt Jl.Si.
low regular value. mourning dc ) > urtmcnt. dozen worth 7" > c card , special pricei ! > c.cnrd. Impoited White Castile soap 0 Ib bars ) , our Armuro.satlnediti1 , No. IS , IlDcporyard.
Children's hose , Harr's "Kmprcss" black , will Kerns' IIoso Supporters , children's , misses price , ! i > c bar.
not crock Sizes ft,5J4 undo , U > c ! Otf nnd 7 , 'Mo ; and ladles' size , worth from 40c to 75c pair , linl Kir UrotdiMtn. satin oAge , in all shadus , No , J ,
" . am Soap and Pillow , worth 2.c , our ir c , No. li , 'JJc per yard.
71i , 8. nnd BVS , 3)C. special price > c pair. prlcolOc.
Mourning Mixed Pins. ( .TOO in box ) worth 13o
Children's lllbbcd Cotton IIoso , double knoes. box , special price Ccbox. IJcst Hay Hum , pint size , worth .Tic bottle , our
"Empress" fast blnck , seal nud navy , stainless ! price I3c.
wllluotfndo. Sizes 0 nnd ( IV ! , iWcj 7 and VM , n-lnch Pocketbooks , fancy clasp , worth 60c , ' .
" " Lubln's perfumes in all odors bet
Parasols. re ; 8nnd8Vi,3uo ; nnd K,3 : > c. special Side combs price In > c. amber , black nnd shell , silver tle , our price 53 ? bottli1. , wortli'VSc Ladles wishing to Und bargains In art goods
umbrellas ln"Glorla" nnd all silk These bargains In hose wo guarantee absolute nnd oxydlzcd trimmings , worth $1 pair , special Host Standard Kloriila Water , pint size , worth cull at once nml eo " ) our hamlsoma low prices Silk on Chair thu I'll- Cot
' " ly fast , nud can bo depended onvhen wo so , . Me bottle for lowing iirtlelusi : >
long and short handles , ftoml.-"p to the lluost , say price Wo pair. , Sle bottle. lows worth $1.5) , nt Tic.
Jt will toseo them.
pay you ' 41 dozen Stamped Tldlts. Be each.
0 do/en ladles' , and
/ cream parasols plain
with borders , ntl,00 euch. fl ) dozen Stamped Splashers , Wo each.
Children's parasols at "Me , ; tOc , 50c , 91.0) and ' I/es'ons In all nrt wrV Hlveu.
upwards. BARR'S FASHION CHAT. Btamplug denote order.
Fashion has turned her back square on the severe lingltsh gown nnd hat , and adopted the de Laces.
lightfully becoming French styles , with all their llountes and llnmmerlcs.
Talk about the severe form ot dress being sensible- . yes. It's sensible enough , no doubt. ' Sjieciiil sulo on Marie Ineei nnd Dr.xpory net
Gloves. Gents' Furiiishiiigs. this week.
43-Inch Spanish Gulp I.aco Flouncing nt 75o
40dozon HIack Silk Mitts at Me per pair. Iiiziens. It always pavs to make your selection at yard - , worth 1.35
CO dozen Illack Silk Gloves nt 7uc per pair. . Barr's Dents Furnishing department , ns the Chantlllv t.acc Flouncing , 11 Inch , nt I.W , well
75 dozen first quality Carol * dix-ssod 8-outton 1 Monday we olTer 10012-1 extra heavy Mar- cnarm Is a grace of nianuor , expression nna movement ? A beauty that's felt rather tlmu seen. stock IH always fresh. large and varied , and the worth fS.Sl.
Mousquetalre nt ja. J per pair. 1 } sellles pattern Had Spreads at 1 each , This Rhl Is never boisterous , 'ihoro's the whirlwind girl , nlwuya la n rush , talks nml lun liM prices the lowest , This week wo show many Not anil 1'lsh Nets lu
' Scotch Flannel shirts nnd splun- Mouantltno of Drapery
' In a
loudly , and fellow Inn . now styles
keeps n constant wonder as to wliat she's goliiR to do next. And there's
Wo carry only the best makes ot Kid Gloves. 2 J 100 1JM Marseilles wlilto Hod Spreads at the KiBRlInt ? , gushing girl , who glgles at everything and nothing , Aud then by way of blessed iled now assortment of gouts' neckwear with all dots ami flgunu , fiom * 1 00 to J2.CO pur yaul.
Gloves tlttcd to the hand. I fl.To encli. contrast comi'.s the < pjler , oven-mnnnered ulrl , wlioso sweet , dlcnlded lepote of manner gives a the different grades nnd textures of under wear ,
* received 12 new patterns In man a sense of rest and wins n place In his regard for which the boisterous phi might High forever. and nn emllets variety of gents socks , Note the
1W Inch S-uUn Table Damask nua placothem Somebody. 1 believe Ilustin , sa.VH , "Keep absolutely calm of temper , girls , under all clrcum- following : Han dker chiefs.
son nalo Mondny inoruing nt Sl.r.O , Don t Rtnnces , If you want men to admire you. " Ana somebody else fays a man always ajmtros a v ell- 00 dozen gontJ genuine Halorlggan Shirts and
I fail to see them as tlio value Is cxtraor- ureihed woman , nnd there's no excuse for any woman not being well dressed. drawers at 5Uc each , the cheapest In America. Don't fall to visit Bair'.s HnndUorchlof department
Everybody's Interested in warm weather gowns Just now , and everybody can wear the very 75dozon gents'strlpad Urltlsh Socks , ( J pair this week , ns Hpoclnl imlncemeiitv
Corsets. comfortable , c. > ol , Fotiblbln and beautiful Emplrn stvlos , or some modlUrntlon or the Umpire fash- ( or ) 1.00 partment will be offered. Wo have Just procured a Inrnt
Ions. The straight , full Skirt and oked.or Hlirpllced waist , with big -leeve. , Is worn by old
j ' ! or : J1 dozen gents' white corded P. 1C. Four In lot of manufacturers seconds , comprising 7iiS
At summer prices young , young women adding tno broad f 'ML Sateens , zophjrs , lawns nnd ch allies are beautifully Hand Ties , -Oc each. dozen , which we oiler nt n little over halt prlpo.
Thompson's Ventilating Summer Corsets , mudo In this style ; and light woolen drosswf , with a border of live or six rows of watered ribbon Those goods will bo ariangod In lots from which
worth 1.S3 , at JI.OO. von can have your choice , lu ladles nt fie , luc ,
French Woven Corsets , . extra length , usual U'W. 15c. 'JOc. In gentlemen's nt 10o , ir > c , ac )
price JI.W. at 11.00. AB this Is the best value lu handkerchiefs
Freilch Corset , "a la Helno , " 3.25 for J1.50. Don't miss this special summer opening , It It's posslblo for you to bo there is the advice of ever oOored In Ouinuu , we advise oil early so-
Country orders for goods or samples will receive Great'Central Dry Goods Store , fronting on
prompt attention if addressed to the Wm. Barr 16th and Douglas Streets , in the retail and
Dry Goods Co. , I6th and Douglas Streets ,
Omaha , Neb. street railroad centre of Omaha.
TO BE THE BRIDE OF CflRlST
Miss Kato Drexol's Prospective Re
nunciation of the World.
BADE HER FRIENDS FAREWELL.
She Has Tnkon the Preliminary Stops
anil Kntorcd Upon Ilor Proba ;
tluii Seven millions For the
Her Life For God.
Miss Kate Drexel has suddenly become -
como an object of unusual Interest.
Rumor has It that she Is about to outer
a convent and relinquish her rights tea
a vast fortune and a fetation in lifo which
would render the world enjoyable to
almost any ono , says the Now York cor
respondent of the Chicago Herald. The
Evening Telegram of this city gives an
interesting account of the lady's chari
ties , and also explains the provisions of
the will by which her father disposed of
his many millions. Among the passon-
pors for Kuropo who sailed this morning
on thu North Gorman stoatnor Lahn ,
says the Telegram , was Mr. A. J.
Drexel , the wealthy Philadelphia
banker , and his nieces , Miss Lizzie
Drcxel and her sister , Sirs. E. Do V.
Morroll , daughters of the Into DA. .
Droxol. They go to Carlsbad together
to spend the summer , nnd Mr. Morroll
is ono of the party. Doforo leaving
their homo yesterday they bade an
earthly iarowoll to Miss Kato Drexel ,
their remaining sister , who has startled
society by resigning the world and all
her millions of money to become a pos
tulate or ' 'oarnest-sedkor" in the Order
of the Sisters ot Morcy.
On Monday morning Miss Drexel at
tended mass In St. John's churuh in
Philadelphia , and chose that sacred
place to tulco farewell ofhor relatives ,
oxcoutinir such as were to accompany
her and ono or two very inlimato
friends. She was attired all in black ,
and , according to custom , knelt in front
of the altar dedicated to the Dlessod
Virgin Mary , The mass ever , her dis
tant relatives and ono or two others and
her old governess and her maid and ono
or two faithful servants crossed from
the other aisle and bade her farowoll.
She kibHod thorn all. Although ovl-
doiitly deeply nnd greatly ull'uutoa , she
did not shed tears , and in this very severe -
voro ordeal showed remarkable llrmnods
and fortltudo. All the necessary itr-
rangomonts had previously boon mudo ,
and with her two sisters and Mr. Mor
roll she drove direct to the station and
took the train for Pittsburg , arrivlngat
the convent Monday night.
Miss Kato Drexel is tlio second daugh
ter , and is about thirty yours o ( ago. In
appearance she is the most attractive
of the three sisters , though not bo tall
ns the ether two. She has n good com
plexion , a sweet expression and was
noted for her umilo. Ilor eyes are blue
or blue-gray , and ono of her greatest
charms is a wealth of uncommonly boau-
titul brown hair , much moro than ordi
nary. It is said to roach far below her
waist. One of the sad thoughts in con
nection with her withdrawal to FOIIIU of
her relatives was that aho should aucri-
flco this part of her personality und
"woman's glory , " but , according to
usage , she will have to saorltlco her
hair until she takes her final vows.
Tlio vows she will take should she
cnntiiuuo in her determination will bo
three , "povorty , chastity and oboui-
onca. " In taking thorn she will haye
to assort , as she did in her profession ,
tnnt she does It "of her own free will
and accord. " The vows of obligation
are very solemn , and are mndo before
the altar , crucifix in hand , and a part
of the ceremony in this order consists
of the novice appcarlnR in a complete
wedding outfit and having a ring put
upon her flngor , and made a "brido of
Christ. " This is before she assumes
the black habit and veil , which involves
a funeral service. In some of the orders
of sisterhood the novice prostrates her
self at the entrance and allows the mom-
jors of the order to stop ever her body
in tolton of humility.
Miss Droxcl appeared with the other
members of the order in the chapel of
the mother house , mndo her professions
and wont through the customary devo
tional exorcises. During the coming
six months she will be required to con
form to the routine and discipline of
the order , but her attire will bo largely
optional. She will bo put to manv
"tests"however , to prove her faithful
ness , and the conventual lifo will bo
very different from that which she hns
been loading. The habit of the Sistora
of Mercy is the most picturesque and
dignified of all the orders of the Cath-
olio sisterhood and religious ladies.
They wear trains nnd a deep collar
that entirely covers the breast , and
small , closc-lllting caps that come
under the chin.
Miss Drexel is the young lady who
has bhown so much interest in Indian
missions. With Bishop O'Connor , of
Nebraska , aho traveled through the
Indian country and gave $150,000 for the
work of Catholic missions among the
Indians of the northwost. She is of a
very amiable and beautiful disposition ,
nnd her mind has always had a religious
turn. Unless at the end of the proba
tionary period of six months she con
cludes to change her mind and renounce -
nounco her intention and profession ,
tvhlch is within her power to do , Miss
Drexel , HO well known as the most at
tractive of the sisters of her branch of
tho. family , and ono of the groatcst
hoiressos'in America , will henceforth
bo "dead to the world , " and iho circles
of Walnut street , where she iias been
so familiar , will know her no moro. No
incident of the sort since the bountiful
Miba MoTnvish , of 13altimoro. ontorcd a
convent , will cause so great a social sen
sation , as it was utterly unoxnoctcd ,
and , until now , has boon absolutely unKnown -
Known outBido of thA'family.
Miss Kato Drcxol is ono of three sisters -
tors wiio inherited from their father
the enormous fortune , now estimated ,
of $21,000,000. This is invobtod not
only in real estate all over Philadel
phia and in securities and bonds of va
rious organizations and industries in
und out of Philadelphia , but in the
great banking house of whloh her
father was a member. The way in
which it was loft also has an important
bearing. In case either of the three
daughters should marry and have an
heir , the heir inherits the whole for
tune after the daughters1 , deaths. If
neither should leave an heir , tha entire
fortune goes to the Cntholio church.
The youngest daughter , now Mrs. E.
Do V. Morroll , married a few months
ago. Miss Kate Drexel , who entered
the convent , has quito u largo fortune ,
independently inherited from her
mother , who died before her fatherhut
should she remain in the order her in
come from her interest in her father's
estate , nnd probably her ahuro of the
principal , amounting to $0,000,000 or
& 7,000.000 , will be relinquished to the
Miss Lizzie Drexel had not contom-
Sluted going to Europe , but upon the
etorininutlon of Miss Kato Droxul be
coming known , the sister determined
to go , not desiring to ho loft alone at
Ean Michael , near Torrssda'o. ' the ox-
tonsivo country place whore all three of
the sisters hnvo spent most of their
lives , where their father and mother
are interred in a grand sarcophagus ,
over which a memorial church itdjoin-
ing the Convent of the Sacred Heart
has boon erected.
GOULD ON PLUTOCRACY.
Ho Considers the Cnncriitrntlon of
Wealth a Good Thliiir.
Jay Gould has boon asked for his
views rogardine Bishop Potter's re
marks about the rise of the money
power. After seine preliminary con
versation , the reporter asked the load
ing question : "You do not , then , Mr.
Gould , accept the belief that America
is becoming a nation of plutocrats , and
that men of vast wealth are a source of
danger to the perpetuity of constitu
tional government ? "
"Indeed I do not , " and the brown
eyes opened widely. "I have made
What money I possess by hard work.
While it may not bo the general im
pression , I owe all my success to unre
mitting labor entirely. Work is the
only thing that will succeed in America.
In some of the monarchies of Kuropo ,
wealth , ancestry 'blood , ' if you like
will make a man nnd put him in a posi
tion of the greatest prominence ; but in
this country industry alone can bring
men to positions of trust and financial
supremacy can make them great or
rich. Besides , remember that neither
blood nor inherited wealth creates
statesmen hero. "
"You do not regard the accumulation
of wealth itself as dnngerous'i1"
"On the contrary , BO long us the
money is kept in this country I regard
its concentration in certain localities erin
in the hands of individuals ns of the
greatest benefit to the nation. Where
man accuinmulato fortunes and take the
money out of the country it la a serious
injury , but a corporation which creates
capital that is to remain hero nnd keep
in motion as a circulating medium is a
benefit to the whole country. "
Continuing his comments on Bishop
Potter's address , Mr. Gould said :
"Has man , as ho has developed under
our splendid , our glorious civilization ,
grown Uess solf-rcspooting , loss pure ,
moro vonaiy Would Bishop Potter toll
us that men in public lifo nro mostly
careless , snnll , potty , penurious , pur
chasable croaturesV Ah , ho takes the
pulpit into the job lot , too , as special
pleaders for bribery and vote-vending.
I am glad I cannot agree with Dr. Pot-
tor. I don't think so badly of my fellowmen
low-men , and I'm not called an Abou
Bon Adhom. "
Ilbyines for the Times.
Tlie Cathont In Overhauled.
Sweet May Is hero
The Bides are clear ;
Through uzuro suas the cloudlet floats ,
And men litid cheer
In drinking beer
And getting rcuuy sailing boats.
Then Go Together.
Sxvcot are tbo hours ;
The acontod flowers
Are all awakening from their slumbers ;
The sun ridea high
And the housewives buy
Jamaica ginger and cucumbers.
d 31orntno Cry.
In meadows green
The lambkin's soon ,
Whore blooms tha golden buttercup ,
Ana peddlers hhout
The utreeU about ,
' fresh strawberries gld ape gid up I"
The city of Rome consumes an aver
age sf 300 tons of coal a day crossing the
ocean at top upocd.
THE CHRIST OF THE LEPERS
A Priest's Noble Work on the Island
HIS HEROlSlVI WAS SUBLIME.
How Father Daniicn in the Flnnh or
Youth nnd Hope Kxilcd Himself
Forever at Knlnwao's lrlnoii-
A Modern Nnzarino.
The story of Ilov. Father Damien , the
leper priest of Molokal , who died at Hawaii
on AprIM , is ono of the most impressive of
any time or ago , says the Now York Sun.
In 1873. when ho was but thirty-thrco
years old , In full possession of health and
fortune , n man of education and rcllncmcnt ,
"n prlnco coming to his kingdom , " Dumlcn
deliberately oilcreil himself us missionary to
the outcnst lepers of the Sandwich Islands ,
knowing full well that ho In time would become -
como a Ippcr too. In 1SS4 the lirst symiitoins
of the horrible disease manifested them
selves In Dnmion. and since Unit time the
heroic Driest hus boon dying the most
LIXOEHINO AMI I'luomrui , DUATII
known to inun the death to which ho will
ingly condemned himself. His decease hns
been daily expected for months past.
Dmnicn's story has been often told to the
world , but never before as the Bun tells It
to-tmy. The Sun prints Dam leu's own story
of his life oinoiiK the lepers us ho wrote it ,
with unthinking heroism In a cold report to
the Hnwalin government. Tins is the flrst
nnd only account ever given by Father
Dninien of his life nt Molokal. Tlio story of
Dnmlcn , ns told by himself , is , of course , the
record winch history will preserve of his
noble life : while the modesty , humility , the
nontlo and kindly spirit of the man , utterly
forgetting iteclf In love and care for others
in u word Ditmicn's absolutely ideal her
oism , Is hero fully though unconsciously dis
Mololtnl , which is generally spoken of as
the lc | > er Bettloment , Is nn island of the Ha
waiian group , 11 mr Kaliuvno , a village on the
Islam ] , is tlio'lepers' home. As Is well
known , the gcttitjipcnt is simply9 prison hos
pital , none of tiip , people llvinir there being
permitted to depart. A prison In name , ICui-
nwao is n prison In reality. So far us Isola
tion istconctrned. . ' no bolter pluuo for the
k'per Bcttloinui liould have been imagined.
Kulawno Is slinpjv a tongue of land , washed
on three Hides byftho ocean , and thrust out
there frora ft Unit of cllfts 4,000 foot blffb. No
one hag over cit ped from Kulawao. The
little ponlnsula ? three mile1) long and u
milo wide. It ii | treeless , uiid oxposad , niilcod ,
to the full forco'prtlio northeast trade wind.
During the wutbf | months the cllnmto of
Knlawao Is bleak ) cold nnd rainy. In the
summer time UI QSUII beats down fiercely ,
The inountnins'iiutiff dvortho little ponlnsulu
like giants. "
The lepers wordlirought heroHn 18(15. ( For
decades before 1600 leprosy had prevailed in
the Hawaiian Islands , but not extensively.
In 1800 the disease became a scourge , and a
few years later the leper colony was estab
lished , and nil the lepers on the Sandwich
islands wore ordered to bo removed tttonco.
Parents were separated from their children ,
husbands from their ulvea , and brothers and
sisters from eaoli other. The friends and
relatives of those. Infected with the disease
in many instances secreted the sufTerora , and
the ofilcors charged with enforcing the "law
of segregation" often bad to capture their
victims By stealth In the dead of night. In
nearly every case the onicors had to use
force. In April of last year there were 7-4'J
, oitoiua or DESI-AIII ,
The lepers Ilrst taken to ICalawao were In
a condition llttlo better than that of the bap-
leas soumun who had been "mummied , " or
put aslioro by their comrades upon desert
islands. They had no houses but flimsy huts ,
no decent clothing , no medical attendance
worthy of the nauio , nnd but the poorest
kind of food. The oldest of the miserable
creatures sank into a kind of npathy and
laid down and died. Among the youngest
after the flrst few years had ItillOil hope in
their hearts , began what uitiy only bo termed
the orgies of despair. They abandoned
thcmsolvos to excesses. They mndo nntivo
alcohol nnd kiroot.boor. . . The outrageous
hula dances were matters of continual occur
rence. The Hawaiian government paid no
attention to them. In the opening sentences
of his story Father D.imien has told what ho
found there. It Is doubtful if there was upon
the face of the wide earth at the time of
Dam ion's coming In 1S7 ! ) such a scone of mad
ness , wretchedness and despair as at the
settlement at Kalnwao.
Father Dnmien arrived at Honolulu nt the
time of the beginning of the scgration of thu
lepers , in ISlil. Ho wont out to join the
Catholic missionaries in Hawaii. Ho was
twenty-four years old , a native of Belgium ,
nnd n member of the Society of Picpus. Ho
bad labored for some time in England. Ho
was looucd upon ns a young man of ability ,
and his superiors predicted for him u great
future. Nine years nftor going to Honolulu
ho ono day hoard his bishop wish that seine
priest would volunteer to go out among the
lepers nt Molokai. Damlon pondered over
the matter for n week , during which tune it
was clearly brought to his attention that if
ho went to Molokal ho must not only stay
there forever , but must. In ull human proba
bility , die n lepor's death.
HC ornntnn Hi.MsiiM' FOHTUK rnon ,
nnd his offer was accepted. In a few days
ho was landed nt Kalnwao. Ho had no
money or no means of providing for himself.
Ho had to trust entirely to the Iclnd'beurtcd
ones nmong the lepers. The horrible scenes
ho met witli ut Ilrst nupallcd him. There
were so many people in the last agonies ,
mid'Dauiion spontso much time with thorn ,
that for u time bo was not able to build him
self n hut , and ho had to sleep nt night under
a tree. The Hawaiian government treated
him with sternness. Dnmien was
not permitted . to go out to any of
the Islands .ncnr by to moot n brother
priest for confession , nnd the sheriff at Mo-
lokni bud orders to put the priest In Jail if ho
stirred off the gloomy peninsula on which
the lepers were. Damlcn became nt ICalawao.
ns ho wrote himself , "physician of the soul
nnd body , magistrate , school teacher , car
penter , Joiner , painter , gnrdonur. house
keeper , cool : , and often undertaker and
grave-digger. " The poor leper * cnmo to
look upon him as their friend and assistant
in every possible way. Ho moved umong
them and lived with them as ono of them ,
solve ? , His influence became unbounded.
Ho wus the arbiter of nil disputes , the final
resource in every trouble. Finally the
Hawaiian government came to look upon
Dainion kindly. They put hltn on the same
footing ns tlio medical inspector who at
times visited the colony , nud allowed him
every prlvilgo. JIumlon did not leave the
island , but , remained constantly laboring
among the lepers.
In Uamlon's story which follows , there Is a
constant comparison butwoon the leper set
tlement , aa ho found It , and the loner sottlo-
raent n dozen years later. Now there are at
Ifnlawuo nnd the nulolnlng villages good
frumo houses , built of lumber , which was , of
course , brought llioro from remote parts of
the Island ; several hospitals for both males
and females , nttended by an cftlclent corps
'of physlcluns ; generous supplies of food and
clothing , given by the government ; good
schools for the children , and an increase ot
comfort In every way. Hut moro surprising
than this , there is n strange change in the
llfo and habits of the lepers. The licentious
dances are no more hoard of. Comparatively
llttlo of the native alcohol U distilled. The
livoa of the people nrn moro moral , and the
lepers have taken to cultivating garden spots
nround their homes. ICalawao Is a peaceful
AVI'AIIKNTI.V A JIAPl'V COMJIUSIXr.
With characteristic modesty , Dainlon
merely states these wonderful changes with
out accounting for them. Hut that they
were duo almost entirely to himself mono is
the instant verdict of all who bavo buon
conversant with his llfo and work nt ICala
wao. Uauilen speedily aw when ho wont
among the lepurs that ho could do llttlo for
their spiritual welfnro until they were better
off tumiwrally. In their iniserublo , hopeless
condition tnev Jeered at God and man nnd
rioted in a frenzied attempt to drown the
thoughts of tbcir und. Dauilon unincdlatoly
began to write letters to the government do-
tailing the horrible stnto of affairs on Molo-
kni. lie sent letter nttor letter unceasingly.
Finally committees of the board of health
nnd of the Hawaiian legislature- appeared on
Molokni. The devoted priest , his eyes lilled
with tears , pointed out to the oOlcials what
was needed. Medical men in Hawaii began
to pay a great deal of attention to the study
of lourosy , and the leper settlement nt
Molokal wus much discussed. Ono by ono
the bad things nt MoloUni were measurably
remedied. lie did not relax with little bene
fits given the settlement , but pushed ahead
zealously , continually demanding govern
mental uld. Ho finally had the pleasure of
seeing the most hurtful of tlio evils entirely
removed. And when this was done ho
found , too , that the leper settlement had become
comeIn a great degree , n God fearing and
Christian community , looiclng to him as its
All this was the work of years. It came
slowly , Inch by inch , as the result of a man's
self-devotion and indomitable will. When
Queen Kapiolunl visited the ponlnsum In
July , 1SS4 , her officers showed her the neat
white cottages standing among tlio cultivated
fields , the barns lilled with produce , the or
derly streets the community showing every
where the hand of industry und religion nnd
than pointing to Danilen , who stood humbly
at n distance , said : "Ho is the father of it
nil. " Later the queen visited the school for
incurable leper buys and girls , personally
founded by Damien , nnd heard the children
D.imien was with the leper , of course ,
dnlly and hourly. Ho was In contact with
lepers of all grades , Including the most severe -
vero cases. Ho hud some knowledge of med
icine and before the advent of the physicians
was medical advisor to half the settlement.
Until 1831 ho felt fairly well. In that year
I'AISS IN TUB I.UrT FOOT
troubled him. These continued to get worse
nnd in the absence of any other signs were
attributed to rheumatism. Toward the close
of 1831 Dr. Amltig , n physician at ICalawno ,
diagnosed Damien's trouble ns leprosy. In
May , 18S3 , the doctors , uftor a careful exam
ination , found no signs Unit the disease wus
spreading lu Damlon ; but In August of that
year leprous tubercles plainly manifested
themselves In his luce , nnd poor D.iinfen
know ( hat his doom was scaled. Hut the
heroic priest did not relinquish his work. Ho
still walked and talked with the lepers , min
istering to the sick , teaching the cnlldrnn ,
living the same old life of poverty nnd hard
ship , and Uitnlcmg only of alleviating the lot
of the lepers und caring for their souls. His
only reward was In seeing that lie had bone-
lilted both thu souls mid oodles of his charges
in abundant measure.
UUINO TO DAMIKN'S All ) ,
In the spring of 18SO arrived nn assistant
to Father Damlon , Father Conrnrdy , n nn-
tlvo of Oregon , nnd a young man In full
health. Futhor Conrardy , like Damlcn ,
volunteered to go among the lepers , nnd has-
tuned bin departure when ho learned that
Dilution had been stricken with leprosy.
Father Damien willingly received Conrardy ,
knowing Unit bo himself would soon bo too
nick to work , und that lie must have n sno-
coisor. In a few months thnre aluo arrived
seven Sisters of thu Franciscan Older to
serve as nurses In thu leper hospitals. Two
of the sisters Cyriliu and Irene cauio from
Syracuse , in this state. That Conrardy Is n
hero of the sumo stuff as Damlon may he
Been from this extract from a letter which
ho wrote in 1S8 < > to Archbishop Cioss :
"It Is trim no f.ir. that no curu for leprosy
has been found , but , after ull , wo have to
dlo , und to uie it is a mallur of small Import
ance whether I ilia a leper or not. 1 will tmy ,
llkn holy Job , if 1 over takeIt , 'my only am
bition Is to live nnd die,1 In the service of the
lepers of Molokal : my only regret would bo
thut I came liero so Into ; but I may live some
twunty years among too lepers. My prnyor
has buon hoard und I got what 1 prayed for ,
a place which few only cared for on account
of the disease Itself. Time will provu lliu
sincerity of the hope nnd will ; I came horu
to live nnd dio. I hopu with God's help to bo
nblo to stand to the last. Will I ever neo my
friends again ) This U very doubtfulalthough
poor Father Uauiimi , who , A few woolen ago ,
seemed to go down very faul , bos taken n
new grasp on life. ICvury day ono might
BCQ him \vorklng in the now church
wltb u blouse , Ilka n common laborer.
lln says sometimes that my health
und strength compared to his are
nothing ; by that you BUO how well ho Is , ex-
coDI for the leprosy , which U eating him
up slowly. Father Dumlun and I uro living
under thu same roof , but I hope next iprlng
to liavo a houa built for myself In thu vim.
tor of the graveyard. They say that it is not
healthy to have n house thorc , ns man. poor
Inpors Imvo boon burled not very deep , but
it is the best location near the church. My
little house will bo standing ever a numbe'r
of graves. We have been thinking sovor.il
times to stop burying so elose to us , but the
habit is stronger tliiin talk. Thrco sisters ol
St. Francis have arrived and Father Womlo-
lin with them. They are located nt Kolau-
papa , two mlles and n half from ua , at the
other end of the leper bottlomeht. I Imvo to
stop writing for a funeral service. 1 hear
thu big drum. A poor lad of twenty to
By this time the world was ringing with
Damlon's ' fuuio. The icing of Hawaii mudo
him u Knight commander of the Order of
ICnlnkaua I. , but the priest never were tlio
glitturing decoration of the order. Ho said
that it would
SU.VMB HIS WOIIK ANI > 1'ATCIIKl ) CAijfOCIC.
In England Henry Lnbouchoro started a
subscription for Dumlon lu his tmpor , which
came to fl.fiOO. This amount was forwarded
to Dnmlcn by Cardinal Manning. Shortly
afterward the Iov. Hugh H. Chupinan , a
clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal
church , the vicar of St. Luke's Cnmborwoll ,
London , forwnrdedtfto Father Damien u
draft for fii.OiX ) , the contribution of himself
and some of his parishioners. Shortly after
this , Mr. Edward Clifford , treasurer of the
church army , nn ICngllBh Episcopal Institu
tion , visited Damien , bringing money nud
presents , nnd wrote of bis visit to the Cliuryli ?
Dnmlcn Is Just what you would ex pact him
to be , a simple , sturdy , hard-workingdevout
man. No Job wus too menial for him , build
ing , carpentering , tending the nlelf , washing
the dead , and many other such things form
a part ot Ills dully work , Ho Is always
cheerful , often playful , and ono of the most
truly humble men I ever saw. The leprosy
has disfigured him a good deal , hut I never
felt it anything but n pluusuro to nlook at
him ; nnd already the gun'tin oil which 1
brought Is making n manifest difference in
his face and hands , nna in his power of
sleeping. How fur the cure will reach it Is
of course Impossible to say. Ho is such u
busy man that 1 sometimes four ho will
not find time to do tlio modicum full jus
tice. The English nffoctlon nnd sympathy
touch him very muchindeed. Pmy for him ,
for there must bo many limes when bit Is
tempted to bo discouraged and over-sad nt nil
thu tcrriblu eases bodius mid souls nro'und
him. 1 was very glad to ba hero nt Christ
mas , You would Imvo enjoyed the bearty
way In which the lepers s.ing , "Oh , como.ull
ye faithful. "
Tliuro Is one final picture of Damlon , I hat
Is disclosed lu n letter written by Father Con
rnrdy to friends in this country u. fuw months
" 1 am going to glvn you a few lines about
the iloaiFuthor IJumiei v/lio will soon bo no
more , ns ho is fulling n victim to his clmrity.
In ICiiglnnd nml America they call him tlio
hero martyr. It is my privilege to DO nour
him , to live with him. Leprosy has done its
work In bl.'i cars , his e.res. nosu throat , his
hands und his lungs , The poor futlmr bus
suffered drundfully. Hu Is completely ills-
figured. Ills voice is a.most extinct. If you
could only ECO him UK he lies In bis bed of
suffering tears would coma to your oyoi ut
the sight of that man who had dona so inuuh
for thousands of lopcru.now himself reduced
to HO terrible a condition , with so little thut
cun bo done for him "
Klio Immlcil Him.
"You watchco mo Jcotoliutn , " suid a
Pinto squaw tit the union ilonot yonter-
day nftoriiixHi. Shu hud jubt lundod
from the Utnh & Northern train , and
hful pilud ulxmt two hundred pouniln of
luKiruKo on her broad ahouldors , suyH
the Ogden Commercial , A crowd of
travolurs , who wero. waiting for out.-
jfoinn traiiifl. hud 'miHiumd about the
Booubo of a. noble rod man , interested in
her performance , and auger to ana how
she would muiiajfo to put the iituipoo-so
on top of the load. Tlio wordn quoted
wurundilroHsed to tlio spectators. Aa
8bo Bpoko BIO caught the innocent
( juiolcly. mid , with a movement very
much like a base hull player Btrikintf at
u high ball , Hung the choruh on top of
the load. The future bravo'u fa o
broadened into u btnllo aud Huckod iu
dirty tlrumb , while the old woman
waddled off with her load , amid the
choora of the by-alundora.
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