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Fail Because the Spanish Ex-Officials
Crawl Out of Windows and
Run Away-
Associated Press Special Wire
HAVANA, Dec. 19.—Crowds of people ol
the loWer class at Cerrro, the evacuated
tubuib of Havana, invaded the residence
oi an ex-police official named Prim, with
the intention of lynching him. Prim es
caped through the rear ot the house. Oilier
Officials were also threatened with lynching.
At Pueblo Nuevo and other places' last
night, unknown persons lired several shots
at the Spanish sentinels.
Cuban forces have entered the evacuated
towns of Calabasar and Santiago de Lat
Vegas, this province, and have hoisted the
Cuban Hag.
The United States cruiser Brooklyn,
Captain Cook, arrived here this afternoon.
The Comal's Cargo
NEW YORK, Dee. 19.—A dispatch to the
World from Havana says:
The distributing of tlie rebel ship Cof
null's cargo will Begin Tuesday under the
direction of Lieut. Lang of the First Lou
isiana Volunteers. Food supplies to the
amount of one hundred nnd titty tons have
been landed and arrangements Will be made
With local committees for distribution
among the poor of Havana.
The World's correspondent accompanied
Lieut. Lange on a tour of the city to ascer-!
tain the actual condition of the necessitous I
poor. At the Mozoro insane asylum a hor
rible state of affairs was discovered. One
hundred and twenty inmate*, emaciated and
showing every sign of starvation, are now
confined there. Six months ago there were
over eight hundred in this asylum, but death I
nnd starvation have reduced their numbers
to about one-seventh id that figure.
The Spanish government withdrew its,
grant, and although money was raised for
the institution, corrupt officials embezzled
most of it, leaving the patients destitute.
A large quantity of tlie Comal's food had
been handed over to them.
Several tenement houses near the l'rado,
the fashionable drive of the city, were vis
ited. There, crowded in filthy rooms over
livery Stables, the stench from which filled
the atmosphere, lived more than twenty
families. AH kinds of sickness wap found,
and lying in a corner of one room were two
persons with yellow fever. They had no med
ical attention, were without even the com
mon necessities of life and, judging from
their condition, hail but a lew hours to
Other inmates were similarly destitute
ami suffering from diseases bred by tilth and
hunger. Pinched and wan, they blessed the
approach of the .American relief with its
hope of small alleviation of their misery.
A Drunken Engineer
NEW YORK Dec. 19.—A dispatch to the
Heraid from Havana says:
A terrible explosion shook the lit tie steam- .
er Fatiita early Sunday morning, when some
steam pipes in the boiler-room blew out,
killing one man and fatally scalding three
The steamer was at anchor ready to go
out in the morning. Three men were at •
work upon the machinery when Chief Engi- ■
necr A. E. I leer of Tampa went into the
Geer had been drinking. Hy mistake or
Occident he opened a stop-cock, turning the
full pressure of steam into pipe* that hail
been found defective. Instantly there came
a terrific explosion that wrecked the room,
instantly killing Geer, John Wilsey, assist
ant: William (Ircen, a fireman, una Peter
Walsh, a machinist, were so scalded that
they are all dying at the Reilla .Mercedes
The Fanita is the steamer that left Mo
bile last summer loaded with munitions of
war, ostensibly for General Gomez, but
really for San Domingan filibusters who
tried to effect a landing from the Fanita
at Monte Cristo and start a revolution
there but were driven off.
Citizens of Lima Pay Honor to His
LIMA, Ohio, Dec. 19.—This city irdressed
in mourning and business i-- suspended to
day while the remains of the late Senator
Calvin S. Brice lie in .-late. When the
funeral train arrived, it was escorted by
the (.. A. It. Post, the Union Veterans, tin
Elks and ethers, to the old Brice homestead.
Al !l o'clock today the same solemn proces
sion acted as escort to the First Presby
terian Church, where the remains were
viewed by thousands, while old comrades
did_ sentinel duty.
The shops of ihe Lake Erie nnd Western
Railroad were not only closed, but were
elaborately draped, as were other building.
There were many visitors from all parts of
the country. Among those in attendance
with the family were Gen. Samuel Thomas
r.t New York and ex-Governor Charles Fos
ter, who were closely associated with the de
ceased for over twenty years. Governor
Bushnell and staff were also present. The
old homestead and the church were both
literally tilled with floral tributes.
Will Not Be Influenced by Action of
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.—W, J. Bryan
has written the following letter to Senator
WASHINGTON, I).-. 19, 1898.—Hon.
W. M. Stewart, United States Senate: My
Hear Sir—l have just read a dispatch from
Washington charging me with unfriendli
ness to you and friendliness to Congressman
Newlands in the pending senatorial contest.
I desire to assure yc.u that the above is
entirely without foundation. I take it lot
granted that your stale will select a silvi r
man as senator, but I have carefully avoided
taking any part in the contest, and have
never expressed any preference. I assume
that your people are able to choose wisely
ami they will properly rest t.t any attempt
upon my part to influence their action or
give advice.
"Believe me very truly your*.
"W. .1. BRYAN."
Has Regained the Use of His Throat
Omaha, Neb, —A remarkable surgical op
eration of a most delicate character was
tuccesfully performed at St. Joseph's hos
pital Sunday by an Omaha physician. John
Gettich of Norfolk, who lived eighteen
month* on; food inserted into thj stomach
by means of a rubber tube, was placed
upon the operating table and had the arti
ficial orifice in his stomach closed and com
phtcly mended, after the greater portion of
his internal system hml been turned, twist
ed, kneaded and all but removed.
The troubles of John Gettich lunar, about
two year.' ;.go when he swallowed a quan
tity eif concentrated lye. The agony over,
Gettich found a stricture of the throat had
resulted. Tin swelling continued until this
organ was absolutely Useless and Gettich
could swallow nothing. For eleven days he
Went without food and finally begged to be
killed, The abdominal walls and the walls
of the etomacli were sliced and a rubber
tube inserted. This operation was per
formed a year and a half ago. Gettich
Governor Budd has ended the contest for the seat of the superior court bench
I made vacant by the death of Rhodes Borden by appointing Will .an P. Lawlor of San
Francisco to serve "for the term prescribed by law." It is held by many that this
: term is two years. Judge Lawlor left for Sacramento last week. Before leaving he
said that he was not apprehensive over the talk of a contest of his appointment, and
declared his linn faith in Governor Budd'l right to appoint for a term exceeding the
duration-of hi* own term as governor. Tiie incoming of a new administration might
necessitate his qualifying again in January, he thought, but it couid not affect hit
tenure of the position otherwise.
William P. Lawlor was born in New- Vi k City forty years ago. His parents died
when he was 10 years old, and on their death he went to Patterson, N. .1., where he
worked in cotton and silk mills utiti. 1877, when he came to California. His schooling
up to this time was limited to tlit little he got in New York City and in the night
school-s oi Paterson. In California he entered the quicksilver mince of Napa county,
where he worked first as a clerk and later as superintendent. After ten years there
lie came to San Francisco and took up theetudy of law. He studied in Rose & Bar
stow's office for a time, and afterward in that of tlie late, Dennis Spencer.
In politics Judge Lawlor has always be n a Democrat, although he disclaims any
liking for "practical" politics. He was interested In the "Reorganization" movement
iin 1892, and was a delegate to the Fresno convention. In ISO 4he was a delegate to
tlie convention in San Francisco which Horn nated .fame* 11. Budd for governor. In
that campaign he was chairman of the >p t »'- r*' committee, and organized the first dis
■ trict work done In this city, in 1896* he organised the California silver campaign com
i mittee and conducted the tight lor Bryan in the state. In the last campaign he was
chairman of the union campaign committee.
proved to be an admirable patient. Hi- con
stitution was an excellent i i.e. and he soon
grew strong on a diet of milk ami whisky.
Fur eighteen mouths he was satisfied to take
his food through the tube, but at length he
grew hungry! for a bite to eat. New hopes
were held out to hint of complete recovery.
Another optration was suggested and he
consented to again submit to the knife of
the surgeon. The operation performed Sun
day is one of tho small number in medi
cal history.—Chicago Chronicle.
As the Parisians Pronounce It
Englishmen and Americans newly return
ing from Paris, and familiar with that part
cf French society that likes to imitate Eng
lish society and sporting ways, are much
amused l by a recent addition lo its vocabu
lary. It has discovered 1 the word smart, in
the significance it has in the fashionable
slang of London and Xew York, and eagerly
adopted it, applying it even more indis
criminately. Clothes, jewels, vehicles,
horses, entertainments, companies, novels,
plays, acting, men and women, whatsoever
is in the best possible form of the moment
has become smart as it was once chic. Now
the vocabulary of the young Frenchman
who affects such an epithet is by no means
so limited as that ot* his American or Eng
lish brother, but he clings to smart only
the more strenuously, forgetting it only
w hen he is excited or embarrassed. Unfor
tunately, say the English and the Ameri
cans, he has still to learn to pronounce it.
They represent his version of it as
■'smarthe." and Figaro confirms them with
a tale of the bewilderment of a young girl,
who, being repeatedly praisedtas "smarthe,"
wondered why long-standing acquaintances
persisted in calling her Marthe, —London
Explosion on a Steamer
At the Russian court a new order prevails.
A few years ago French was the exclusive
language of tlie court, now English is very
generally spoken, and gentlemen of position
attending balls and other functions at the
palace are permitted, indeed, expected, to
ask the royalties to dance a- [f they did
not belong to such exalted rank. Of course,
as we all know, a princess lays her commands
upon the gentleman she wishes to honor,
and an equerry or gentleman-in-walting
comes with a message "that her royal high
ness, princess So and So,will dance this valse
with you," but in Russia at the present time
it is different; the czarina I believe, is the
only lady that a gentleman of rank or ac
knowledged position m society may not ap
proach with an invitation to "tread a
The czarina speaks perfect English and
has the delightful art fo setting new comers
it their ease and speaking lo foreigners
constantly in their own language.—London
An Ordeal
"When you came through Huston." ten
derly asked the lowa maidi n, snipot hiiifz the
hair back from his brow, "did the .voting
women try to 'Hobsonise' you?"
"No," said the returned hero, turning
pale at the recollection; "tiny tried' to Ib
senize me!"— Chicago Tribune.
• KANSAS CITY, Dec. 19.—Lieutenant Richmond Pearson Hobson, U. S. N., •
I* was the centra] figure in an orculatory carnival at the Coates>hotel thi* after- •
• noon that clearly overshadowed any ol -he lowing affairs in which the palhnt •
• lieutenant ha* figured since his> reiurti from more serious) duties at Santiago. In •
• the corridor of a hotel, supported by the local reception committee, Lieutenant •
• Hobson received and shook hands with several hundred men. The more excit- •
• ing part ol It came aft w minutes later, when the lieutenant was escorted to the •
o parlors on the second floor, when ever tun women, young, old, handsome and •
• plain, waited to greet the popular here. •
• Most "i them came to I- kissed, and 2fi7 of them, by actual count, were not •
• disappointed. Some of tho more matronly of them received a cordial hand- •
o shake, and l were passi dup the lire, but the most of tin tn who showed the least •
o inclination wereembrac/d and kissed. •
» Tonight Lieutenant Hobson divided honor; with Major General A. R. Chaf- •
• fee. they In inss the guests of honor at the annual banquet of ihe Kan*a« City •
o Commercial club. •
Two Saleswomen Seriously Injured
by Jumping From Windows in
the Second Story
TERRE HAUTE, Ir.d., Dec. 19— Tlie
worst fire in the history of Terre Haute
occnrred tonight, causing a»loss of nearly
(1,000,000. The blaze started in the big
show windows of tlie Haven & Geddes Co.,
wholesale and retail dealers in dry goods
and notions.
The following firms are the heavy losers:
Haven & Geddes, ¥600,000.
Brenig & Miller, furniture,s2s,ooo,
Pisley & Co., 1100,000.
Ten re Haute Shoe company, wholesale,
Albrecht & Co., retail dry goods'. $100,000.
United States Banking company, $80,000.
Thorman & Schloss, clothiers, $50,000.
A number of small concerns were literally
annihilated in the fall of the rear wall oi
the Haven & Geddes building.
Two saleswomen were eeriouely injured in
jumping from the second-story window of
tlie Haven & Gedddes building.
Fire at Fort Adams
NEWPORT, R. 1., Dee. 19.—Fire which
broke out tonight at Fort Adams in the
stables of Light Battery E, Fourth artillery,
not only destroyed the stables, but coin
nun.ic.itrd to a neighboring gun shed con
taining some powder, and an explosion fol
lowed, killing three persons, only one of
whom, Private Sullivan of Battery A, has
been idenitieu. and seriously injuring Pri
vate Stree, Battery H, Corporal Bryan, Bat
tery E, Private Kcrwin. Battery 11, Private
Weil, Battery A, Salter, Battery A, Prwer,
Battery A. Plannigan, Battery A, and Clay,
Battery H, receiving painful burns.
His Customers Keep His Accounts
Some people's) systems of bookkeeping dif
fer from thofe of other people, but here is
something about nn Ann Arbor man who
bas adopted a system of having his custo
mers keep all of his accounts. This might
be considered almost impossible at tirst
thought, but il is. however, carried out
with splendid success. This man runs a
cigar store and lunch counter opposite the
university campus on South State street,
and enjoys a large trade among the student
das'*. His i- a popular congregating
place for the students ami he says that hi
peculiar method of bookkeeping adds great
ly to the popularity of his store and to the
size of hie bank account. When the end
of the month draws nigh anil the surplus
cash of the festive student has faded away
like a pleasant dream, the unique system of
bookkeeping gits in its work. When the
student want- anything out of the stock he
goes and helps himself. lie then takes the
'day book which lies on the show case and
charges the amount up to himself. This
hanoy method is indulged in by frat men
and tin- "beggar Students" alike, and saves
the stonekepcr lots of trouble. 'I'he pro
prietor of the store says that it happens
very seldom that any of his customers for
get themselves and charge up too small an
amount. When they do take mean advan
tage of the system they are blacklisted by
the fraternity of credit sv-ekcrs who pntron
ize the place. The only losses of any con
sequence that the store has experienced
have been in a very few cases*, where the
collection of the debts was rendered im
possible by the failure of the monthly allow
ance from home to arrive. — Detroit Free
The expectation that Speaker Recdi will
oppose the- administration lacks warrant
from any recent utterance. It is true that
Mr. Reed was opposed l to the' war in the be
ginning, and opposed also to the expansion
policy afterward: but so. for that matter,
was the president himself. War, like
house-cleaning, never leaves things exactly
as. it found them, and the war with Spain
has changed the whole situation. Mr.
Reed/'s reticence now is an implicit recogni
tion of the changed l aspect of national af
fairs.—Philadelphia Record.
MUNICH, Dec. in.—A duel with pistols
took place here today between Major Seitz
and Lieutenant Puffer, growing out of the
former's misconduct with the latter'*wife.
Major Seitz was killed.
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g Pratt, Miss Abbie L., Harper street 73,748 J
Jeweler, 235 SOUth Spring Angela, Sister, Cathedral school 66,971 0
J Linn, Father, St. Vincent college 56,720 *
0 ±. »t- ±. .*.t_ C J Sabini, Agnes G., Hayes street school 56,362 !
* Contributes the Second DußoiS) Mrs . G . C| Castelar street 40229 ■
0 P - {• YTT UU Housh, W. H., High school 29,915 fl
0 rtiZCf a line Waitnam Curtin, Miss Louise, Cambria street 17,928 g
g q i.j ij j Williams, Mrs. Josie, Sentous street 10,564 4.
g iC * TOiC * Cased Barraclough, Miss Nettie A., Arroyo 9,935 *
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,i f" Newby, Miss Nellie J., Griffin avenue 3,455 0
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f .ft Campbell, Laura J., Olive street school 2,790 J
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The Pretender to the Throne Not
Arrested for Fear of a
Coup d'Etat
LONDON, Deo. 20.—The Paris corres
pondent of the Daily Chronicle says:
Prince Victor Napoleon's recent sojourn
in Paris was of more serious import than
was at first surmised, His presence was
known, but tbe government did not arrest
hint, because M. Dupuy, the premier, be
lieved the arrest would be the signal for a
coup d'etat, and he knew that bo could
not rely on either the police or the troops
commanded by General Zurlinden.
IVinco Victor intends to conic again at
Christmas and remain until the new year,
when he hopes the League of Pal riots will
be able to force a convocation of the national
Familiar Scenes
PARIS. Dec. 19. —There was a repetition
this afternoon of the now familiar scenes
in the chamber of deputies. M. T.ascios,
anti-Semite, interpellated the government
on tbe subject of the alleged indiscretions
of the British ministry in the Dreyfus case.
He accused former Premier Ptiisun of vio
lating the constitution, and violently at
tacked tho court of cassation.
The minister of war, 51. de Freycinet, re
plied that, he dfd not desire fo appear as
wishing to influence the decision of the
court of cassation; but, the minister added,
while willing to submit to the court all the
official diicument* in bis possession, he was
absolutely determined not to submit the
secret batch of document* in the case, which
he pointed out. contained papers affecting
the security of the nation. He added that
if the house did not approve of bis attitude
he was willing to resign.
M. Lascies said ho thought that under tbe
circumstances the revision of tho Dreyfus
trial was only a comedy, and bo thanked
M. de Freycinet for furnishing official con
firmation of tho report that tho secret
batch of documents sa frequently referred
fo really existed. He then withdrew bis
Left for Canea
ATHKXS, Dec. I!).—Prince C.eorge of
Greece, whose tenure cf office as commis
sioner general of the European powers in
Crete began yesterday, started this after
noon for Canea.
Made Fun of Willie
LEIPSIC, Dec. 19.—Theodore Heine, the
artist who caricatured Emperor William's
trip to the Holy Land, has been sentenced
to six month.-' impris'opm.ene for so doing.
Will Not Be Extended for Fifty;
CHICAGO, Dec. 19—Tbe ordinance pro
viding for the extenwion of the franchise oE
Chicago's street car linos was again tho
subject of deliberation in the city council
tonight, but no decisive action was taken.
The motion of Alderman Mayo, an oppo
nent of extension, that the ordinance be>
taken from the railroad committee and re
ferred to the committee on city hall pre
vailed by a vote of X 2 to .'ll, although tho
point of order wn* made that the committee
on city hail w as not an appropriate commit*
tee. Mayor Harrison overruled this point)
of order, and the ordinance is now mi tho
hands of the city hall committee, which ia
regardied iir anti-extension in sentiment,
j Tbe committee is largely a perfunctory one
I and it is not thought likely the ordinance
I will bo reported out or even be i-onsidered
jby them. Tho advocates of the ordinance
' generally admit defeat.
Undelivered Telegrams
There are undelivered telegrams at tha
office of the Western Union Telegraph com*
pany for W. It. Firming, Mrs. S. K. Miller,
Rawson (cable), Newton (cable), George W.
Brown, G. 11. Mmbsen, R. J. Hartman.
Mrs. K. R. Wiggins.
A Crisis Postponed
MADRID, Dec. 10.—Today's oabine*
! council was adjourned, owing to Senor Sa-
I gasta's indisposition, and the solution of the
■ crisis is therefore delayed.

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