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! TWO GENTLEMEN
—^OF 4 HAWAII.
i . •?—.
\ By SEWARD W. HOPKINS.
|C»nU|kl, ky low Inml SeM.I
-U.-. _ CHAPTER V.
k "*• coiiTuivao.
TW population of Hawaii *M
ilfided into twoelement*— the intelli
gent and the ignorant The lines l>c
t*«M tkiN were more ibarplj drawn
than waa the case anywhere elae. The
intelligent clasiee embraced, beeidee
the American* in the country, the.
Caucasian* in general, English, French
and German. The ignoraaoe among
the native*, Chinese) Japanese and
their kind, was gross, and plaoed them
far below the whites, both mentally
and morally. The majority of the
intelligent people ware Liberals, and
were opposed to Qaeen Liliaokalani,
while the majority of the others were
Boyaliste. Bat there were eome in
telligent supporters of the qaeen, and
not a few native Liberal a. Even this
was complication enough. Bat, con
tinuing the division of parties, the
qneen'a adherents were divided in the
Church Party and the Party of Ideas.
Do not miatake the use or application
of the word "ideas" in reference to
the larger wing of the queen'e party.
They had ideas, it is true, bnt they
were not in the direction of advance
ment or enlightenment. The name
"Party of Ideas" waa one of the ideas,
and emanated from the iuaugnration
of queen. The Party of Ideas was
simply the worst element of the lot,
and had for its motive the overturning
of the ooiiatitution and a return to au
almost absolute monarchy, with the
simultaneous return to impure morals
and licensed wickedness, which had
always aooompanied that form of gov- j
eminent in the islands.
On the other hand, the Church
Party, while it strove to hedge the
jaeen round about with soma sort of
dignity, and had long worked for the
■pitting of the natives from their con
dition of moral turpitude, baaed their
support of the qaeen mainly upon a
lort of traditional fondness for the
pomp and trappings of royalty and a
spirit of gratitude for the freedom the
Evernment had allowed the priests in
eir work. v ~r»
, Now, as opposed to these two ele
ments of the Royalists were, as I hard
laid, the most intelligent of the resi'
dents. The people who looked upoc
the extravaganree of the ooort, th«
racillating, wsak and degenerating
legislation produced by the existing
form of government, where the peo
ple who had given to Hawaii ite prom
inenoe as a country, who had investod
their wealth in the land, and who
maintained all there was to be main
tained of the expensea of (he state.
They were the men who paid the taxes
»u lands, and who w#ea_a!ways de
pended upon to-paf forth their wealth
in the furtherance of any project os
tensibly for public improvement. Tot,
looording to the Royalist Party, not
»aiy is Hawaii, but in the. United
State* and England, these men had
no rights which the crown was bound
lo observe, nor even the right to dis
approve of the wretohedly wasting
.* policy of the qaeen and her cabinet,
i Bnt even this party was divided in
lentiment. One element, not a small
Mr insignificant one by any means, had
long been agitating the question of
proposing annexation to the United
States. Their position waa maintained
by sound arguments on the financial,
judicial and commercial benellta to be
derived from the incorporating of Ha
waii into the United States, which
would eventually result in raising the
islands to the dignity of a State or
collection of States, or at leaat to Ter
ritories. The benefits, as set forth by
the Annexationists, or left-wing of th«
Liberals, were beautifully clear and
alluring, bat there were elements and
Conditions to be taken into eonsidera
lion that rendered the scheme insd
(nissable, or, at least, impracticable.
Bat the left-wing had able leaders,
aad among them were Sandford Dole
and Mr. Seacamp.
On the other ride of the annexation
Question were the members of the
right-wing of the Liberal Party. The
demands of this organisation were
clear, simple and succinct. They
wanted a government for the people,
and of the people. They demanded a
constitution under whioh all industries
should be fostered, commerce encour
aged and the wealth of the country in
creased. While, as a rale, American*
are ardent la their love for their
mother country, the? foreaaw difficul
ties and evils in the plans of the left
wing whioh were insurmountable; and
in lieu of annexation with the United
States, or any other eonntry, they de
sired a republican form of government,
able, strong and unwavering, which
would uphold the autonomy ot Hawaii
Were the world and increase its ita-1
portance among nations. In short,
the main difference between the two
wings wae that the left wanted to be s
•mill part of a great republic, whil*
the right waited to be a republic bj
themselves, with s polioy under wniou
tkey might become great and standi
alone Uncle Thomas was a stauncH
supporter of ths right wing.
The rule of the qaeett Was at timet
surprisingly lax aad atot nera woeful!)
harsh. She wss evidently a creaturi
of impulse, and wee each day swayed
5 her emotions and by the influence
the unscrupulous men around her.
The leader of the left wing of the
tilts with his Royalist enemies, and
they did all they could to injure hiai
- V>d his friends. Ia fact, it had begua
: M .
to toot as if the adherent* vl thi
queen, always deep lit the mir4 of im
fcoorality and evil practices, were go
ing $0 drive the Americana from tin
islands, if possible, by persecution.
The coaditioil of things had been
getting worse gradually for year*. Th«
situation had now become painfully
It was well understood that the queen
waa going to override the Jaw and waa
going to replace the existing oonetita
tion with one of her own. More than
thi*, ihe was about to make term* oi
license with s huge lottery acheme,
end grant, a* well, a demand that had
long been made by the "opium ring,''
Vrhich wonld largely increaao her own
revenue, but which would forerer de
stroy all progresa in morality and in
Tho Church Party Were evert now
wavering in their allegiance and al-.
most ready to break with t|ie govern
ment. The Liberals werd aghast at
the bold and audacious position taken
by the queen, and even her moat vio
lent supporters could not faoe the ar
gument* of Dole and other* against
the preposterous scheme.
All this I learned from Uncle Tom
as we sat mournfully at The Coral*,
after Winnie had disappeared.
"It is easy to understand," laid my
uncle, "how the pesky uigger* believe
tiiey will destroy all opposition to the
queen by resorting to violence and
crime> Bnt mark me, Torn, my boyi
if harm comes of this—if a hair of our
Winnie's head is hurt—l'll have it
out of the old she-devil if it takes mj
last dollar and my life as well. Now
you thoroughly appreciate the situa
tion, Thing* are hot here now. The
strain is too gieat. Something's got
to happen pretty soon."
"Do you know enough of the habit*
of the natives to guess where they
have taken Winnie?"
"There nreadozen things they might
do. They are full of wily deceit* and
unholy idolatry, and all the heathen
ish thing* yon could imaglue. Mo,
there's no telliug what they might do.
We must keep ou looking, that'* all,
until we find hor."
Whil* we were speaking Gordon
came in, hot, weary aud thoroughly
"What hope? What liav jron
learned?'' I asked him eagerly.
"Nothing,' 1 he replied savasely,
banging a table with hi* sword. ''l'd
liko ti take tho whole lot ot'
the miosis into a ten-acre field and
shoal them. We have looked every
where that was possible. Not a trace
can be fonnd. And the worst of it i*
the native* all seem to enjoy the thing.
It is a sort of trinmph for the queen'*
party. But it won't be a triumph
loug. Til find Winnie if it take* not
only my life, bnt everybody's,"
I grasped his hand,
"You are indeed a friend, Gordon.
We will work together. We must find
her. We will hunt down the mysteri
ous fiends who sbdncted her, and slay
"That we will," he said, grimly,
tapping his sword, ''l must go to th 4
palace now. Don't be surprised il
yon hear that I have thrown tne qneen
out ot the window."
My uncle and I liv. d wi'.h heavy
heart*. Together with L onion, Dole,
Soacanip, aud with the aH iiitau:e of
Minister Steves, who was anxion*
and eager in his efforts, we oontinaed
the search for Winnie, but withonl
success. In some mysterious wsy she
hmd been spirited sway without leav
ing a trace. We found her Mexican
pony ou the side of a mountain, but it
nad evidently been straying ever since
the horrible night that Winnie waa
taken from its saddle. And we found
the horse Malliauki bad ridden. But
that was all. Day after dayiearch
ing parties went out, bnt returned at
aight, creatfallen and nnsaeeeaaful.
"Tom"" said my uncle one day,
"tbe American League has a meeting
to-night I promised Dole I would
be there. Things are grewing warmer.
Something mnst be doae soon. We
bad better go."
"Yes, let as go," I replied. "If w*
can assist in overturning the accursed
conditions existing here, let n* do it.
[f the power of the queen's party could
be broken. X *m sura we could find
Winnie—if she is silve."
"[ do not (hiuk she is dead." My
ancle's voice was broken as lie spoke.
"These devils have a way of keeping
their victims a long time. Few that 1
havq known to be token ever came
back. But this sort of thing was com
mon years ago. while we nevei
could learn what was done or wbstt&f
motive might be, there was always
something horrible aboat the fearful
condition of those who returned. As
I nay, they were few. I knew of two
is my life here. One was a man,
who was shot by an unknown assassin
two days after he reappeared, and the
other, a woman, became insane."
"What devil* they mitat be. /Well,
let us go to the American League, and
help destroy their ptfwer." y
! "It i* *urely coming. Doleisemai
of resources. Seldon is heart v and
soul in the movement Even old War
ran is with as." '
"One of the noblest men that Gad
ever mad*. -He is the head phyiciau
at the Reoeption Hoepitol at Hons
* 'Leprosy hospital r -
Trum to Ourselvea, Onr Neighbors, Our Country and Our God.
C., FRIDAY, MAY 10.1901.
~ ,r Twr —7
The Reception Hospital was at &.
ititution that Ailed nit' frith 4 sort ei
Iwrttr; it was used for bne purpose
only, ed Uaole Tom told me, on th«
way to the League meeting. When
sver symptoms of leprosy, Che corse ot
Hawaii, Were *een In any person,great
bf ftmali. native or foreign, living oil
Oahn, that person was forthwith hustled
to the Reoeption Hospital, where he
was held under the care of Doctor
Warren until the arrival of the "leper
pchooner" that waa iff take hint to th
leper kettUment bn Molokai, an ialana
to the southeast of Oahu. This schooner
>nade the trip across Kaiwi Strait onoe
in every two weeks.
While held in the HeceptlOß Hoepi
tel, the lepers were un lerstood to be
isolated from kit mankind; but owind
to a criminal neglect on the part of the
Kvernment, this rale eoald not be en
reed by Doctor Warren. The hoe*
pitel opened at the rear iuto a large in.
closure, surrounned by a high l»n»boe
fenoe. Into this inelosnre the patients
could go at will, and converse with
whoever of their friends choae to meet
thsm at the fence and talk through it.
It wss even posaiblefor thom in places
kis# And fab noses through the
parted bamboo picket*;
Of donrae, the wall-regnlate l hnmad
heart revolts against all cruelty) bnt it
was plain, so my ancle held; that tliitf
privilege practically disoounted all the
good to be gained by the later isolation
of thtf lepers on Molokai. Efforts had
been made to bring about proper legis
lation on the but proper legis
lation was Oni\ of the question with
Liliaokalani on the throne.
Doctor Warren's entire life bad bceii
spent in the noble effort to discover a
oure for leprosy. He bad labored in
cessantly and intelligently, courage
ously battling against doubt, and year
after year casting behind him the dis
couragement of repeated failure. It
was his aim to rid Hawaii of the foul
disease that fto long had been a curse
to thd pitted
''Here we are,'* said Uncle Tom, as j
the carriage stopped before a low build- I
Ing near the American Legation.
The American was composed
of Liberals from both wings. It bud
been in existence a great many years,
and had beeu allowed to meet .in a j
large hall over the United States ,
'Legation. When we entered the hall i
was nearly full, aiul many of the peo- 1
pie I knew were in attendance. The j
American League had, a* a reason for ,
its existence, the interests of the en
tire country at heart. Of course, ita J
members being Americana, their first
thoughts were for Americans; bnt the
|>voraulgation and support of measures 1
for the benefit ot Hawaii was the ob- 1
ject ot tho League*
Mr, Dole was there and so were
Mr. Seaeamp and Doctor Warren of j
the Reception Hospital, who sat near
Shortly after we arrived, the meet
ing was called to order.
Tho chairman, rising, addressed tbd '
"My friends and fellow-Americans!" i
lie said. "It is with the deepest re
grot that I state the object of this
meeting. We have long been ac
quainted with the unsatisfactory and
improper condition of Ixginlative
matters, and have struggled onfor j
years In a vain hope that our |
would soon listen to reason, and give t
us a wise and considerate Government r
Hut she has turned 0 deaf ear to the
counsels of those who are most vitally
interested in Hawaii and ita future, !
and has listened instead to the inter* 1
topers aud adventurers who now in* |
tluence ber in her extravagance, but '
who do not supply the revenues to !
support the same. I have but one 1
duty tT> perform, and that is to tell
,vou that tho hideous lottery act is
passed, and the opiuui act will become a j
law in n few days. The old constita*
tion will be done away with, and a ;
uew one substituted. Under the new s
ooustitntion, the crown has tbe sola j
privilege to appointments. Onr elec- I
tire franchises are destroyed. Our !
lands again revert to the crown, with S
it without compensation, as the queen
chooses. Thus, after paying the es
tablished price for onr lsnd, we are to
have it taken from as by force. Tbie
is the situation as it now stand*. Mr.
He I Hon ha* prepared a paper on (lie
«rowtn of Amerreat.. .
islands, which he will present before
the league takee any action on the
(To be continued.)
IT of Indacn Hunger.
"On a foggy day," (aid tbe mana
ger of a big London restaurant, "it is
almost impossible for u* to cope with
the demand for luncheons and teaa,
aud all manner of people flock in then
whom we never eed at any other tifie.
"How do I account for itt Wellr I
can hardly say. It might be that thf
general miserableaes* of the city
forces people to nnoonaciondy seek
comfort in s harmless little bout of ex
tra rags nee, or that the fog drives cue
lomers in here in the hope that they
might 'ran across friends who wonld
have otherwise been encouraged out
side. But the moet feasible explana
tion seems to be the gas and electric
"Hemember, that no one ever need
to dine until after the lighte were lit,
and even yet there are thousands of
poor as well as rich people who do not
take their most substantial meal nntil
the evening. Than, too, electric light
is tuch a vest improvement on gas that
nearly all aight workmen who work
by electricity enjoy proverbially good
appetites. All of whioh, you will no
tioe, works around to the same con*
elusion—that a London fog make* peo
ple hungry because of the extra lights.
"Another proof is the fact that our
extrs customer* are almost all men
working in officaa. on account
of tbe fog, hare bean lighted ap all
day, and usnslly, too, of coarse, with
A§ FEARFUL FIRE
The City of JacksMville Almost Oth
OVER IJO CITY BLOCKS BURNED
s***a Fla* Hotel*. Many Residence*
and flodt of tlie Business House!
Yulee, Fla., Special.—Fifteen million
dollar* wptth cC property want up in
(moke and 10,006 people were made
homeleea as the result of a lire la jack
tonvllle Friday. The entire builnes*
' *ecUon of the city la la othea, nomtr
. waa Urea have .teen toet, and the end
la dot yet, m the lire I* still burning
> furiously, defying the asaaults of
water, dynamite and the aupreme ef-
i forte of the entire population, aided uy
the Are department* of numeroua *1»-V
i tor cities. Such la the aad story ot de
i Mructlon caased by the dlaplacement
ief s bit of Innocent looking wire,
which aori(lenUUl|r got Into the shred
ding machine Of the American Fibre
Company, at the corner of Davl* and
Union streets. The fire aarted be
tween the bourn of 12 and 1 o'clock p.
tu„ and owing to this fact, tho lues of
life will be comparatively small.
The city building went, the fire de
partment building, fche armory, the
county court house, the clerk's office,
with tlie county records, the Criminal
Court house, the cjty Jail and the
graded schools andlth* Catholic chutvh
and orphanage, Bt. John'* Kyiicopal
church and the convent The entlr*
city of magnificent buildings all burn
ed up in leas than four hours. The
fcene was one that gebbara desc.lp
tlon. At 8.30 the flro was checked at
1 the Interaction of Laura and llav
streets, where the Commercial Hank.
! which went tip In flame*, was located,
I tlie Western I'nion Telegraph office ba.
Ing Just aeroe*lh* *treet and ntri dam
Among the prominent hotels burned
were the St. Jmaes, tihe I'nlted State*,
j the Placid* and the Windsor. It Is Im-
I possible at thla hour to ascertain tha
j losses, h'.it It 1* said by lnguranco
| agents that It will be between |5,000.-
■ #OO and $8,000,000. Six Uvea are repor
ted loet In the conflagration The
[ Mayor has called a meeting of the city
I council for tomorrow to consider way*
I and means for relieving the sufferers
| Mr. W. W. Cleveland, in whose piem-
I 1.-e« the fire originated end who wm
i one, of the heaviest losers. rtroi>p-1
! dead from excitement. A staiwait
! bringing a trunk'on hla heal
j from a burning buldlng went craay
j from the horror of the situation. He
ran around In ft circle with the trunk
j on his head until he sank exhausted
and died. tVomon ran. through the
; »treets tearing their hair and clothe*.
**nd In several Instances had almost
I denundetj themselves when they were
| eaught by friends and led to places of
,j safety. Horses hitched to trunk*
! could not be cut loose quickly enotigh
and many of them ran wild through
the demoralised thn>ng. At night tbe
j military was ordered out to guard tho
household good* piled high In vacant
I The fire began Friday shortly after
> noon In a small factory, from a defec.- j
■ Vive wire according to the best belief.
/It burned for newly ten hours. '> In 1
( 'that time a properly dam»;e estimated '
! from 110.000,000 to $15,000,M0 wa* 4- I
fected. According to the city map, filO
j blocks were burned, many of them In j
the heart of the business and residence j
| section. The estimate of houses to j
J block Is ten, therefore 1 300 of theui
! went up'ln smoke. Many of the it«reat
public and private, were burned. The
J casualties were several, among the: 11
\ was that of the fire chief, who sustalu
' ed a bad fall. The mayor ordered all
I of the-gaioons closed, and has Impress- j
! ed help to clear the wreckage
j SHOE INDUSTRY BOOMING.
' The Famous l-'actory at Brocton,
rtas*., to Be Hnlarged.
Boston, Special.—The boom in New
England Industries continues and re
ports from the factory centres tell
one tale of universal business activity.
Mu llu* uvuuia to i/e in a more inuo
perous state than Is the shoe industry.
From Brockton come especially en
couraging reiiorts W. L. Douglas 1*
going to Increase the capacity of his
factory to 6,000 pair* of ahoos per
The addition will be made in the
form of a wing running out from the
front of the factory 100 feet deep, for
ty feet wide and four stories high.
This will add 16,000 square feet of
space for manufacturing purposes.
About $4,000 more per week will be
paid out to shoemakers, which will go
to increase the prosperity of the com
munity st large.
When the factory starts up the first
of July it will be on an output in 500
dozen pairs of shoe* per day, and tf. a
weekly payroll, exclusive of office
help, superintendent, foremen, etc,
will be $22,000 per week to those ac
tually engaged In making shoes.
The salesmen on the road are sell
ing twenty-five per cent, more goods
than last seaaou, and to take care of
this Increased business the erection
bf the r.ddltion is made necessary,
the In aaed sale is the direct re
sult of advertising, ex
penditure for which Is now larger
than at any other period, and is to be
still further increased.
Yellow Kever in Havana.
Washington, D. a, Special.—Yellow
fever has msde Ita appearance iniiavo
na, aad .the order of the Secretary qf
tlie Treasury suspending the quaran
tine regulations until tbe 15th Inst.,
baa bean revoked. The news of the
presfpee of tha dlggeee 'was forwarded
to the Surgeon Oenerai ef the Marine
Hospital Bervioe by Dr. Olennan, chief
"quarantine offlcer for Cuba. Tie I5yV
there are two cases of the fever In Ua- j
rana, bnt makee no report for tfc I
rota of the island. '
HE HESUEIITXT El PASO.
A (lexical Bull Fig lit That He Did
W Paao. Tex , Special.— Tile prest
denial party reached E) Paso, the gate-
Way of Mexico, at 9 o'clock Suinlay
morfii&g and remained here until
noon Monday. President nuz, ot Mex
ico, had hoped to meet the President
here and ahake hands across the hor
4er, but aa the Mexican Congress la In
tetoloh he could not leave the capital.
Ha sent a personal message to the
Prim dent and also dispatched General
Juan Hernandex. the commander of
the eeoond (military aone of the State
of Chihuahua, personally to presnt hi*
•odd wishes Ho tbe Chief Magistrate of
the United State*. Governor Miguel
Ahnmada, of Chihuahua. th» moat
northerly Slfate of Mexico, also travel
ed to £9 Paeo to pay his reapeots, and
these distinguished Mexican officials,
accompanied by General Heenandoex's
staff in full uniform, ««ro received by
the President in his car at the Ct*tton.
After exchanging felicitations, the
President requested General llernan
det to convey to President Dlax hi*
personal good wishes for the henlfh
and happiutaa ot President Diaz ar.d
for a continuation of the cordial ■ and
friendly relations at present' exletl 11 g
between the two countries. Presiding
Dime's message was as follows:
"City of Mexico, .Me*., May 5, 1901.
"To the President of the I'nked States
of America, El Pasc: /
"When you arrived this day at the'
frontier of Mexico. I wished 1 might
shake bonds with you, hut I send uh
cordial a salute a* correspond* with
the cordial relations which exlsit be
tween the two republic of North Ame
rica. I also send General Hernandez
to express to you the same feellnp
(Signed! "PKOKIRIO DIAZ."
To this th« President sent the fol
"El Point, Tex.. May 5.
I "To His Excellency, (Seiieratl Prodrlo
DIM, President of the Republic-of
Mexico, City of Mexico:
"It glvee me great Jtlessure to reci
procate the courteous greeting Of Your
Excellency, and express my mo t
cordial good wishes for your health
and happineen. and for the continued
prosperity of the Mexican republic t».
which we are bound l-» so many ties
of intorest and friendship.
' (Signed) "\VM McKINhiKY."
It be(n|r Sunday, the President Imd
requested theTocal oomnHttee lie « not
Ito arance any program:uu for ihe
1 His ■wishes' were respected, and the
1 military parade and official exercises
I President »nd Mrs. MnJJ|nley and
j members of the raidnc-t attended the
j Station 9trerr. Methodist church 111
I morning and in the afternoon some of
the party went for a drive. Aifter dark
the Mexican Hand, which had l">eti
hnought from the City of Mexico by
General Herdahadez, Serenaded the
[ Preeldent and Mrs. -Mijvlnley- at ilia
train. No horns or drunfs were used,
and 'the sod., langorous Spanish alia
■tnlummed on guitars stnd mahdollns
In the cooliof the evening, were thoro-.
he great feature of thill celebration*
In Mexico, waa a Spanish bull tight.'
A famous matador had come to .lamez
from the City or Mexico for the o -
caslon. None of he members of the
President's Immediate party attended,
but buM fighting Is the national spoilt
of Mexico, as of Kp:tln and Geliefai
Hermsndez and he Governor of chi
huahua occupied a box «vetfl6oklng
the ring. The light proved to he more
than usually bloo-Iv and brutal. The
casualties were four bulls des
patched, one horse killed .two picador- 1 '
es urtTioreed t'TieaiTor s>vcrly,
but not fatally, wounded, as he was
helped over the fetich surrounding the
arena by a maddened bull.
St. Petersburp By Cable.—During
the last few days there have been
wholesale arrests and seizures In
connectlor. with the alleged prvobi
tlonnry movement. It Is reported
that persons of hiKh position land
are Involved. Several hn;i
dred persons have been arretted dur
ing the last 48 hours, including :i
number ni prominent men.
Havana, By Cable. —The apeelal
committee of the Cuban constitu
tional coventlon who .went to \Va-di
ington to obtain u better knowledife
of the Intentions of the United States
government, regarding? Cuba, arrived
here early Sunday, morning. Th\.
were met by n delegation of Cuba tii
and l«y Colonel Scott, represeutinn
the military government. Scnir
Llorente said that the committee had
held several conferences on the Ha
vana during tho trip, and that an un
derstanding had been reached. 11c ex
plained. however, thai It would bo
necessary to bold another mcetinß to
morrow, when the report of the com
mission Would be drawn up and. a
call issued for a conference v.ith'thc
other delegates Tuesday.
Qlpsles Pol.on Weils,
London. By Cable. —The Daily Mail
publishes the following telegram from
Vienna: "A gang of gypsies, in /e
Vcnge for their previous capture by
gendarmes, poisoned tlreNvelJs In the
village of Kapolyn, Hungary, with thf
result that 15 persons have died of
poisoning. Several of the Gypsies
have been arrested and strychnine
was found In their possession."
Bulgarians observed the tweDtv
81th anniversary of their revolt
against Turkey. ■
The government of Naw-" South
Wales is seeking to establish the
steel rail Industry therfc.
Rain has checked 'the'epidemic of
tjrpkw fever in th» Oltv of Mexico.
Civil governnyiit 'has been »-.«tai>-
lished in Manila.
A aensatlonai slump in nioeks 1
eaaaed muA aoscitement in Wall j
APPEAL FOR HELP.
Tbe People of Jacksonville Cailiflf
RIVER IS GIVING IP ITS IHD
Three Bodies Hive Been Recovered--
nilltary Guarding tbe Burned Dis
trict —The Losses.
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Jacksonville, Fla. Special.—The
body of Harry Bonnetheau. a real es
tate dealer, recovered Monday
from the Bt. John's river. Mr. Bonno
theau a widow and son are supposed to
be In New York elty. The bodies ot two
negroes wtre also recovered. All are
victims of Friday's disastrous Are.
Thbre are many mniors pf finthPr losa
frf life, but owing to the departure of
ft people from tho City. II
will be impossible t'& ceveral days ti
verify the reports, unless ihe bodies
are found. Jlsvjr Bowden has iSimcd
a request that all Sight-seers remain
from Jacksonville. It Is feared the vast
army of Idle m-Kroes may 1 nose mimo
trouble and It Is believed that all those
who will not go to work at $1 per day
and rations will t»> de|s>rted. S. A.
McCottery. who was employed at the
Gardner ship yards, almost lost .hif
life lit trying to save tlie people who
rushed down Msrh*t street to the
river when the flame* were at their
ttercest. He says he succeeded in get
ting SO persons across the river, but as
fnxny more were either burned to
death or downed at thf pier. The Al
cazar, at 8t Augustine, although
closed several weeks for th« aeason
lias been re-i,pr«ed to care for the
refugees. Other wintef f«sort» hotels
probably will open as the crow',l leav
ing the city increased The firemeil
bate not been relieved, because the
debrl* Is still burnlne and streams ot
Wnter Are hctnK poure«l Into the flames
all the time, niebf and day. On every
telegraph aod telephone pole that wus
not deal ropey llnemenl were nt work
TIII trolley company has a large force
of men at «"orl» hanging feed wires and
clearing the tracks, tth«re the street
was snfficictly cool, so as Jo eidfthlish
ear service as noon as possible It will
be seternl days iwfore a car can pa:;s
Into East Bay street Ten mihtury
companies are still on duty to prevent
vandalism. A battery of guns Is also in
position at the corner of Bay and Mar
ket streets. These guns were rescued
from (lie burning armory in which
much of the equipment of the Jack
sonville troop* were lost. TJ^e jnliltla-
Htetl-eonUnite 10 patrol (II parts of the
city. Martial law probably Will be en
forced at least another week. The
weather is much cooler and the work
of reliabitation i«~bcing vigorously
An estimate on the total loss by the
fire, as given out by a former tax col
lector, is as follows: Public buildings,
$1,0X8.000; Btores. north'sbfe of Bay
street, $49.>,00H; stores south side of
Bay street, skk.oOO, stores. Forsyth
street, $4(15,000; stores. Main street,
$309,«00; residences, promlhent, $78,-
O()0; residences. 1/00 small. $2 OOO.Otiu;
residence, personal ofleet s2,.'ltMt.(K)(i;
stocks of goods In stores. $1 ,f».t«,otvi;
stocks in 200 smaller stores. sCifii
street railways $30,000, pavements,
$l(!0.000; Total. $10,565,000. ~
The following official statement \va«
Issued at 10:30 o'clock Monday nighty
"The relef committee having/ re
reived many inquiries CimreilßJfgTiie
situation here, desires to make the
following general statement: The city
of .lacksonv ille. on Friday, May 3, was
visited by one of the most horrible and
appalling calamities that has ever
happened In any community of modern
times. About noon of that day. a fire
was discovered in a small palmetto
fibre factory. In the §;tromc western
portion of the city. A high wind wa»
then blowing to the eastward carrying
thf flames over the h>>ada of the firu-
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DRED PEACOCK, President.
men. The Are spread with Mk ragtd
I»jr that oor cttisens had great 4MB
eulty In leaving their homes and |h>
res of business. ID MANY mm they
beraly escape their liven, and ww
regret to say a numuer vera bund to
death or drowned in their efforts to
escape from the flames. The number a*
this time we hare been unable to
certain, although fire bodies kan haaa
taken from the ruins and froea IMM
to 15.000 people are homeless. The
burned urea extends east wmi west
about two miles, and north aad sooth
varying from one-half to three qner
ters of a mile. In Vlils ares was stu
nted the oldest and most populous por
tion of the city, embracing all nooses V
of piople, high and low. rich aad poor.
The flames carted before them boms,
churches nnd all the public bnildtogs
save one. More than half of the busi
ness section was also consumed. Ths
property loss aggregates froea tII.NI/
000 to J15.000.000.
"All contrlbutlona of money should
be sent to A M. Ives, treasurer, as*
all supplies should be sent to the Jack
sonville Relief Association.
(Signed) "The .tachsohvllle Relief As
sociation, C. F. Garni*. President:
■ Edwin O. Weed. Bishop of Florida;
J. E. T. Bowdeu. Mayor; TVlfalf
Stockton. Special Committee."
The Journal's Relief Train.
New' York. Special Seventy tons "«f
food and stipplies will he itrspatcbe4
by The New York Journal to Jackson
ville for the relief of the sufferers bjr
the Are there The train bearing two
cars le.ft Jersey Cltv depot of the
Pennsylvania Railroad, shortly after
midnight Monday night Tho thlrt
car was to be added on Philadelphia.
~ - A Arrest Explained.
Washington. D. C.. Special-—The
State Department has received from
the government of Veneiuela a satis
factory explanation of the circum
stances under, which IgnacU Bias.
Cnlted State* Consular agent at Bar
celona, came to be arrested and mulct
ed lif a heavy fine. While no detaila
are fbrulsned. It la stated that the ac
tion of thS Venezuelan government In
the n\atter is aJ.' tj»at could be desired
and Blax has r* or will re
cover the money fryip him.
and will not be further m>l?*ted.
Buffalo Exposition Opened.
Buffalo. Special.—The gates of the
i'an-American Exposition were thrown
open Wednesday morning. and not
withstanding it had rained all night
and the weather conditions were
threatening, large crowds were gath
ered at eajuh'of the gates and as the
ntornlng Brightened the various
routes to the ground were well pa
troplzojt by those who desired to bo
present at the opening. At 8:30 a. *n
the turnstiles clicked and the first of
the millions of people who will visit -
the beautiful city during the six
months of Its existence passed Into
the grounds. ,
McKlnley's New Orleans Speech.
I.ondon. By Cable— Commenting
editorially upon the "exceptional cir
cumstances of President McKlnley s
tour and Its party object.*," The Times
refers to his "use of language at New
Orleans, wttich. in a liberal sense,
tniylit be adopt i with acclamation by
the Cnliden Club," and adds: "If l»y
seven ilfreWs or unremitting toll
can olitaiu an. acceptance for these
principles among the American peo
ple. he will be able to look back upon
them ,ax the .best s-pent weeks of h«S»
Watc.h I rti-1 Next.
—"Kaltham, Mass.. Special.—lt was
ftateil in v aJcli manufn> tilling circles
hew» that n syndicate is making an ef
fect to alnsorli the American Wal
tham Watch Company's plant hero,
the factory of the Elgin Company, at
Elgin, 111 , ami a numlipr of other
plants. The capital of the syndicate
Is Kald to bo placed at $75,000.
The Woman s Home Mission Board
of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Goiiik I.Ann rti 1— C» I milt