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GIVERS OF BRIBES TO BE OUSTED One Effect of Los Angeles' School Scandal. Persons Who Paid Tithes Not Considered Good Teachers. Many Vacancies to Be Created as a Result of Recent Exposures. PROSECUTIONOF BOODLERS Hon. Henry T. Gage to Represent the League for Bettor City Gov ernment. Special Dispatch to The Call. LOS ANGELES. Dec. 21.— Los An geles Is Just now under a most ex traordinary turning over, and it has all been brought about by the revelations and disclosures that have been made concerning the management and con trol of the city schools. The people of HON. HENRY T. GAGE, Who Will Prosecute the School Department Boodlers in Los Angeles. this city have been, for several years, I aware of the fact that the Board of Education, comprising nine members, i was not what It should be. There have ; been rumors of corruption and black mail before now, but no direct proof of the malfeasance of any member was ever before presented to the public. But now the people who read have been given specific evidence of a most rotten condition of affairs with regard to the present management of the city •chools, which has been simply appall ing in Its degradation. There seems to have been nothing to which certain members of the school board would not descend to force a dollar out of an em ploye of the department or a hapless contractor supplying the schools with articles of necessity. Such a sad state of affairs has been uncovered lhat the League for Better City Government has proceeded to engage additional le gal counsel to assist in the work of un covering the faithless public servants. Hon. Henry T. Gage has been se lected by the league to assist T. E. Gib bon and Judge J. Noonan Phillips in prosecuting the cases against the bood lers. The entrance of Mr. Gage in the case has created no mild sensation. He is a gentleman of a great deal of prom inence in Southern California, and is looked upon as one of the foremost attorneys <>f this section of the State. Mr. Gage has been mentioned as a pos sible successor to United States Sena tor White in the event of a Republi can Legislature. The greatest measure of odium re- | suiting from the exposures that have • been made of school board corruption ' rests upon School Director Walter L. j Webb. The reason of it is that the ! public generally looks upon Mr. Webb j tm the man whose brain conceived the Various schemes whereby everything the school board did was made to pro duce for certain members of it. This ; is mor»or less true. Webb is a young \ man, of a great deal of perseverance ! and energy, and he certainly did have i the present board in the palm of his hand, having fixed up a deal whereby ! a combination of six members was made and absolutely every act dic tated by him. He la one of those kind of men who brook no interference, and he permitted none in the manage ment of the schools. He ruled with a I hand of iron. He built up a very j powerful political machine, and was ■ absolutely certain to be elected to the City Council next year. Hut now all Is changed. Webb has fallen, and with him he has dragged down his friends. He is a man of su perb nerve. He has faced the storm with remarkable fortitude, but it has been too much for him. In politics those who were closely identified with him and who have endeavored to help j him out of his troubles and difficulties j now find themselves marked by the league for Uetter City Government for slaughter. The impression has got out that these friends must have profited by Webb's crooked conduct. The re sult is they are looked upon with sus picion. There is no doubt that after the full measure of school board corruption has been exposed and the corruption- i ists turned out there will be an entire reorganization of the School Depart ment and its 600 or more employes. So miiny teachers and janitors and others employed in various capacities have been found who have either given bribes or who were going to give them if they found it necessary to do bo to hold their positions, that the necessity fur an overhauling and cleansing out is apparent, and the League fotr Better City itovernment ■will insist on it. As one member of the league said: "Bribe-givers do not make good school teachers, in my judgment. It would be a good idea to let them all go wherever they have been a party to anything of the kind." This sentiment is expressed by oth ers. So it would seem that when the board is reorganized there will be places for about 150 new teachers, and f-ir about fifty supernumeraries. There will be another effect of the present crusade which, in fact, is al ready apparent. There will not be any more questionable political work done by any of the politicians of either of the parties for a time, at least. Th> people are thoroughly aroused, and they are suspicious of every move tfi.it is made. This fact is evidenced by the vote on three bond propositions within the past ten days. Every one of them was vot ed down. One was to vote $150,000 fire bonds to build new fire engine houses. The city would save money in rents that it would not have to pay if it own ed its own engine houses. But the vot ers were suspicious of possible crook edness in spending the money and r* fused to vote the bonds. A proposition to vote $339,000 bonds to erect new school houses was over whelmingly defeated. The necessity for the new buildings was great, for 2000 school children do not now have facilities accorded them in this city to gain a. common school education. There is no place for them to receive instruc tion. But the people would not vote the bonds for the reason that they were afraid the Board of Education would get the greater part of the money. A proposition to refund the county's indebtedness of $675,000 at a lower rate of interest was also voted down, for tfie reason that the people thought there was something cr< >oked about the plan which they could not see. They could not conceive of the possibility of the interest on their debt being lowered and time of payment extended without some individual or individuals getting an advantage that did not appear on th<* surface, so they Just voted the proposition down. In fact, It may be summed up in this statement. The Los Angeles public Is now prepared for anything and will be surprised at nothing that may be un covered in the way of official malfeas ance. BATTLES ALONE WITH A BLAZE One Man's Efforts Prevent the Burning of a School house. Principal Orettwr Saves Pacific Grove Taxpayers From a Heavy Loss. BpecUl Dispatch to The Call. PACIFIC GROVE, Dec. 21.— George W. Gretter, principal of the Pacific Grove Grammar School and chairman of the Monterey County Board of Edu cation. Is the hero of the hour here, because of his action yesterday when the big public school building caught fire. Single-handed, and with only an ax and an ordinary garden hose, he battled with the flames and finally con trolled them, so that when the town fire department arrived it was an easy task to extinguish the fire. At about 4:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon the large building caught fire near the center of the lower por tion from a defective flue, and as it was after school hours and only a few children, and Mr. Gretter and Miss Rouse, a primary teacher, remained in the school, the fire had gained consid erable headway before it was discov ered. Mr. Gretter seemed to know at once the best thing to do, so, sending some one to ring the school bell, he act to work with an ax to break away the woodwork from the hot and smok ing chimney. In thiß way he reached the center of the trouble at once and then played his little garden hose— the only available stream of water — upon th,e burning joists and framework around the chimney. The work was doubly hard, as he had no assistance and the fact that he subdued the fire in so short a time gave evidence of his energy. Fortunately, he received no Injury beyond a general smoking and drenching. The lose caused by the fire Js slight, and will probably be covered by 575 or $100, but those who understand the situation feel sure that but for Mr Gretter's prompt action a heap of ashes would have to-day represented one of Pacific Grove'B finest buildings. Stricken by Heart Disease. EUREKA, Dec. 21.— C. T. Klmball, foreman of the Fruitland Orchard Company's 1000-acre fruit ranch sixty miles south of this city, died suddenly this morning of heart disease. He was 47 years old and unmarried. THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1897. URGING WORK ON WATERWAYS State River Convention in Session at the Capital. Congressman De Vries Sends a Telegram of Advice to Members. Ask Thnt They Labor for a National Appropriation of a Half- Million. Special Dispatch to The Call. SACRAMENTO, Dec. 21.— When the Rive# Convention met to-day it was very evident that an undercurrent ex isted which would probably rise to the surface before adjournment. This im pression was sustained very shortly in two instances, the first being the ad dress of Victor Stone of Marysville, who, in speaking upon the general pur poses of the convention, said: "I have been informed that Major Heuer had expressed himself as a firm friend of the minors." It was the duty of the United States, the speaker said, to see to it that men be appointed who had no personal pre ference, and whose sole duty it would be to see that the best interests of the Government were subserved. He spoke of the past history of the Sacra mento river; how a river that had been navigable for deep water vessels for miles above Sacramento was now filled with debris; how lands which once were covered with orange groves were now a desolate waste of marsh. Suisun Bay only held half the water that it formerly did, and the Gorern ment found it necessary to dredge at Mare Island. James K. O'Brien declared that it was not the purpose of the convention to arraign those authorities from whom aid was expected. What should be done was to unite upon some plan that would -am aid. rrom Congress. An appropriation was what was needed. There was evidently an issue between the chairman and the body of the con vention, but happily for all no discus sion arose, and the deliberations pro ceeded on another tack, led by W. S. Green of Colusa, who was of the opin ion that a committee on resolutions should be appointed. One thing he wanted to know was what had become of the 5300.000 appropriated by the last Legislature. He understood that the money was given for the purchase of a dredger, and that a dredger had not been purchased. He wanted to know why it had not been purchased. He would therefore move that a commit tee be appointed to prepare resolutions to be acted upon by the convention, The motion was carried fr^n T Devlln her? read a telegram from Congressman Marion De Vries containing a suggestion to the conven tion. The telegram was as follows: ■VVASHIXGTQjf. D. C. Dec 21 -Hon Robert T. Dcvlßi. Sacramento Cai The present imperative initial step to rive? £? T" cm o ent ln Ca li'°mia is the report & the Sacramento River and Debris Commissions of plans for Improving- the Sacramento and Feather rivers This should be followed by a Federal" appro priation of at least a half-million dol lars for dredging and otherwise improv ing said rivers. The efforts of the con vention In ray humble judgment can best be exercised toward the accomplish ment of these two objects. utcom P' l3n - MARION DE VRIES. Mr. Devlin followed with the obser vation that it would probably be best for the convention to take up the matter suggested by Mr. Green, and, as the Commissioner of Public Works was present, he thought that a few re marks from him would be proper. Hon. Ed E. Leake being then called upon, made a brief statement to the convention, outlining th" plans con tained in his report of 1896 and stating what had been done by him in connec tion with contracts already let for the removal of the Newtown shoals. Following Mr. Leake came H. J. Corcoran, chairman of the Auditing Board, who very plainly and thorough ly explained his position. He declared that the board and Mr. Leake were working in perfect harmony and had but one common desire, and that was to accomplish some good for the State in the expenditure of the $300,000 appro priation. Mr. Corcoran was for awed by Mr. Cutter and others who did not agree with him on the question of the policy to purchase no dredger out of the ap propriation unless It was absolutely necessary. Mr. Corcoran claimed that it was impossible to bring about the rectification of the river in certain re spects without the aid of dredgers. Mr. Cutter said that the purpose of the Legislature was to purchase one, and the policy had been determined by that body, and nothing was left but for the Auditing Board to carry out the pro visions of the bill and purchase a State dredger. ■ Then, acting upon a resolution of censure offered by Mr. Cutter, the con vention referred It to the committ>-- <>n resolutions, which reported a substi tute. When the substitute was reported another long debate followed, which was finally settled by R. T. Devlin, who offered a substitute for the whole sim ply expressing the sentiment of the convention as favoring the dredger and requesting the auditing board to pur chase one. This agitntion consumed the greater part of the session, but sufficient time was taken to memorialize Con gress for national aid in the preserva tion of California's navigable rivers. After the convention adjourned the executive committee held a meeting and elected Dr. C. E. Stone of Yuba president and Will S. Green of Coluna treasurer, and assessed each county represented $200. It was also decided to send three flel eßatos to Washington to aid in Be curing an appropriation, Senator Cleaves of Shasta and P. A. Buell of San Joaauin were selected. The del egate from Sacramento wms not ■elect ed, but will be either William John ston of R. T. Devlin. WITNESSES SWEAR THAT LEFA¥OR WAS DRUNK. Progress of the Lieutenant's Trial by Court-Martial at Man Island. VALJ-EJO. Dec. 21.— The trial by court-martial of Lieutenant F. H. Le CASTORIA For Infants and Children. • The fte- __ favor, of the gunboat Wheeling, on charges of scandalous conduct and in toxication, is in progress at the navy yard, with Captain Whiting, of the Monadnock, acting as president of the court. The charges were filed by Com mander Urtel Sebree, of the Wheeling, and not by Lieutenant Walling, as was stated a few days ago, and are to the effect that on December 1 Lieutenant Lefavor went on board the Wheeling considerably under the influence of li quor and was relieved from duty by the captain. The following day Lieutenant Lefavor failed to make his appearance on board the chip on time, and this neglect is what undoubtedly caused the captain to forward charges to the Sec retary of the Navy, instead of disci plining the officer himself. Several witnesses were examined to day, Including Captain Sebree, all the testimony tending to substantiate the charges. The accused officer is de fended by Surgeon Dunbar, of the navy yard hospital, and that officer express.es the opinion that Lieutenant Lefavor will have no trouble in clearing himself of the charges. The trial will proba bly not be concluded before the end of the week. The findings will then be forwarded to the navy department and will not be made public until after the Secretary of the Navy has acted upon them. NO REDRESS FOR HOTEL-OWNERS So-Called Innkeepers' Act De clared to Have No Legal Existence. Decision Which Denies the Right to Sue for Non- Payment of Board Bills. Spoelal Dispatch to The Call. SANTA BARBARA. Dec. 21.— The decision of Judge Day to-day in the case <>f the People vs. J. C. Baker will be unwelcome news to the inn-keepers of the State of California. Baker was iirre.st.il at The Needles lately and brought here to answer to the charge of having defrauded a hotel-keeper out <«f a board bill. The attorney for the defendant sued out a writ of habeas corpus, and in his argument before Judge Day claimed that the inn-keepers' act had no existence In law. Ho stated that the law did nut exist, ouincr to a mistake of the Legis lature of ls:i3. This Legislature passed an art amending section 537, but the amendment obtained no reference to inn-kt-t-pers or lodging-houses. The amendment provided a penalty for those persons who remortgagedperson al property without notice. This act of l v !'<. the attorney urged, utterly de stroyed the Inn-keepers' act and made a complaint under it of no force. Th.' error of legislature grew out of the- Legislature of 18S7 creating a new section of the Penal Code and number ing- it 537, referring to mortgaged prop erty, and the Legislature of 1889, which passed the inn-keepers' act, number ing it also 537. Judge Day held that the amendment of 1593 destroyed the Inn-keepers' law of l-vii, ;;t : there were two sections of the same number, and that the amend ment was applicable to both. The act of 1889 was passed through the efforts of the Hotel -Keepers' Asso ciation of this State, and hundreds of arrests have been made in accordance With Its provisions. SUSTAINS LINDA VISTA DISTRICT Demurrer to the Suit for Dis organization Declared Well Taken. Judge Torrance Renders a Decision Confirming the Validity or the Bonds. Speoial Dispatch to The Call. SAN DIEGO. Dec. 21.— Judge Tor raneo to-day sustained the demurrer ■if tho defendant in the case of the S^ate of California in the relation of Carlos Olvera against Linda Vista Ir rigation district, an action to disor ganize the district on account of al leged irregularities in its inception. The demurrer was made on the ground that the Legislature had fixed a timr limit in which suits for disorganization could be started in the Superior Court, and that the State or anybody else was barred by the expiration of this time; also that the decree of confirma tion under the Wright Irrigation Dis trict Act precluded any Judgment fa voring disorganization. Judge Tor rance decided that the demurrer was well taken and by his decision settled the case. The Judgment, with previous decis ions by the Supreme Court, once more affirms the stability and validity of Ir rigation districts, nnd in this case con firms the validity <«f the bonds. The district was authorised to issue $1,000, --000 In bonds, and $1R!S,OOO has already been issued and expended for water rights and dam sites.. A proposition is now ponding before the district for the development of 1500 inches of water to be Bupplic (1 free to residents for three years, and to cost $25 an inch there after. This proposition is favorably regarded, and work may soon begin. The district contains 44,000 acres of lemon land. .; ~ ~ ----- «vvv«vvvvvvvVVVVVVVUVVVVVUVVVUVVVOOOOOO< TO MANHOOD I pM| Happy is the man who knows ■ , I It p~| the way to this door. Each and 1 jl l at mj $?nJ every man and woman who sees || ! 'm\ Q lln SHr him will respect him as soon as M , nNmßMfft^.ii^' he has found it / There, is one %L ■§ HPh! |^ path to it—OXE! That U B»■ [I WSk I (» Wm ''Hudyan." Do you realize ivhat s - sEjgi^k HH "Hudyan" tit It is the great I '] ] l^S tin Wi maker of man f It has no mis-' §8 j I MfW J 1 S%l sion in the world except to make flj ) m m | 3 fe^ man/ Will you permit "Hud- 3 — »!—-»_ ti yon" to make you a man? W^^ Jp/^ X. !^^ You must admit that the world is not entirely foolish. You know that it all wants to be manly. And you are one of the people in the world. And you want to find this- door— don't you? Write for "Hudy an" circulars, and write for them to-day. Do you realize that great as "Hudy an" is the day may come when it will be too late? Free consultation is offered to you, free testimony is frankly given or sent to you. Is there more that you can ask— if so, write or call. HUDYAN OIR.OTJLjA:R3 IHR,E3HJ. HUDSON MEDICAL INSTITUTE, , Stockton. Market and Kills sts., San Francisco. BETTER VESSELS NOW REQUIED Old Wooden Hulks Not Suitable for the Reve nue Cutter Service. For a Cruise of Any Length They Must Be Loaded Be yond the Danger Limit. Chief Shoemaker Recommends the Construction of Five Cruisers to Take the Place of Old Ships. Special Dispatch to The Call. Call Office, Rlggs House. Waslngton, Dec. 21. Captain C. F. Shoemaker, chief of the revenue cutter service, in his an nual report says that of the thirty seven vessels in the service two years ago there were nineteen old wooden hulls, fourteen of iron, three of steel and one of Iron— wooden sheathed. Continuing he says: "It is asserted that no class of seamen have been compelled to go to sea since the gen eral Introduction of steam motive power for marine purposes in such a type of water craft as for the most part comprises the list given. As con ditions now obtain (and must continue until the old vessels are replaced with better), when one of them Is ordered upon a cruise of six weeks' or two months' duration It becomes necessary to load it far beyond the danger limit, so that when it puts to sea the decks are fairly awash. "This has been the case for years, and with the old type of vessels com prised in the list given is the case to day, and yet, handicapped as it has always been in the manner shown, the service has never in its history failed to promptly respond and to efficiently meet every call that has been made upon it; but with what difficulties it has had to contend or what dangers it has encountered in the discharge of its onerous work none but those in timately associated with it can pos sibly know. No one of competent Judgment will be found who will say that the vessels at any time within twenty years have been fit to perform the duty done in them. "The measure of success obtained has been wholly due to the indefatiga ble labors of the personnel which fills the commissioned ranks, of the service and the faithful trained and discip lined crews. Within the last three years Congress has authorized the building of seven new vessels, four of which have already been completed and are in all particulars swift modern vessels and in every way suited to the service." Authority is asked for the construc tion of five cruisers to take the place 'if some of the old wooden vessels now almost past repairing. The report includes comprehensive statistics showing- the extent of the patrol maintained by the revenue service on the sea and lakes, and de tails the number of instances in which rescue relief has been extended to ves sels of the merchant marine in dis tress. A statement is also presented show ing the character of the service ren dered by the revenue cutters in the enforcement of the neutrality laws, made necessary by the insurrection in Cuba. The Arctic relief expedition Is re ferred to, and Captain Shoemaker says: "No greater undertaking, one fraught with more hardships and peril to the participants, marks the career of any national service, and, come success or failure, it must redound to the high praise of its personnel and the honor and glory of the nation, while the steady readiness of the reve nue cutter service to meet every de mand made upon it has already been emphasized in the speedy preparation rind departure of these expeditions." BROTHERS OF CLAY'S WIFE ENGAGE IN A BATTLE. An Accusation of the Acceptance of a Bribe the Cause of a Lively Fight. VALLEY VIEW, Ky.. Dec. H.~ Will and Clell Richardson have at last been engaged in a difficulty over their sister Dora leaving her husband. General Caaslva M. Clay. Dora has not yet returned home, and it is generally be lieved she never will. She has been staying at the home of her brother, dell Richardson, since she left White hall, seven weeks ago. Will visited Clell to-day and accused him of having accepted a bribe of $500 to keep Dora away from her husband. This angered Clell and he called Will a li;ir and attempted to kill him with a hatchet. They were separated and Will started to walk away. He had gone but a short distance when he ilrvw his pistol, turned and fired four shots at Clell, none of them taking effect. Daly Is Hamburg's Owner. NEW YORK. Dec. 21.— W. L. Powers announced to-nipht thnt he purchased Hamburg: for Marcus Daly of Mon tana, and that the great two-year-old will race here next season. He will be trained by William Lakeland. X-RAYS SAVE A BOY'S LIFE Large Coin Cut From the Throat of a Taeoma Lad. Located by Means of a Photo graph Supplied by an Electrician. Remarkable Operation From Which the Little Sufferer Is Certain to Recovery Special Dispatch to the Call. TACOMA, Dec. 21.— The staff of physicians connected with the Fanny Paddock Hospital to-day conducted the most important operation in the his tory of the medical profession in the Northwest. They gave a practical demonstration of the utility of the X lay in surgery. A 25 cent piece that had been embedded in the esophagus of 7-year-old Johnny McCutcheon, a farmer's son, was removed after the X ray had shown to the physicians the exact location of the coin.. ; ; v;-; James L. McDonnell, chief of the Western Union, conducted the experi ment with the X rays on Sunday night. The youthful sufferer was placed on the table and a perfect photograph of the location of the hid den quarter was obtained. Th« hos pital physicians carefully noted th.» coin's position in the lad's esophagus. The negatives taken Sunday were de veloped at once, and it was decided to attempt the operation this morning. The boy was carried to the room at 10 o'clock. He fully realized the grav ity of the physicians' work, but he had NEW TO-DAY. A^ 1 Jk %s*s§£ - '' ' ■..:■ :: ■ itJB You can buy a Christmas \ f tree and decorations and lots I to put on it, with what you I save here at our wholesale | prices. j $10 for a Suit or Overcoat— all the middlemen'! I profits saved. Oregon City Cassimere Suits, single and doable breasted ; Blue, Black and Brown Beaver Overcoats ; Irish Frieze Ulsters, blue and brown. ■ OPEN EVERY EVENING THIS WEEK TILL 9 O'CLOCK. Buy of tbe MaKer. Come to tbe BLUE SlGNS— Second BlocK from Market St. BROWN BROS. & CO., Wholesale Manufacturers 121-123 SANSOME ST. | ; Selliog at Retail. IZHZO OAnOUmt 01. r _/— A member of the New York Seventh Regiment on going to the State Camp at Peeks- kill, N. V., took along some Ripans Tabules, believing the change of water and diet would be liable to produce some unpleasant results. The soldiers were awakened at 4.56 A. M.. had five minutes to drees in, reporting to the officer in command at 5 o'clock. They were served with bread and coffee and went to drill until 7 o'clock, when a breakfast was served consisting of oatmeal, milk, beefsteak and boiled potatoes. The radical change In his way of living soon affeoted our friend and his experience was shared by his tent-mate, and they both thereupon had recourse to Ripans Tabula*, our friend acting as physician for his companion. The effect the Tabules produced in curing the tendency to constipation J and costiveness, and In brightening them up, was so marked that they continued using M / them regularly thereafter until the supply was exhausted, and then. the other soldier / telegraphed to Now York for more. It was no* unusual with them to take three or even " \ four Tabules a day, and It was a regular habit to take at least one every night befors going to bed. "I knew," said our friend, "that Ripans Tabules were good for tbore headaches of mine, and were especially valuable of a morning after having spent a night at a party where dancing was kept up very late, but the way they acted on me and my comrade in Camp was positively surprising. Ripans Tabules have now at least two warn advocates in the New York Seventh Regiment. They were our safety valve." < i™»SS!l^E^^ c 2 ^ s Bff i"l* llu^/ * paper oarton (withontgrlcss) la now for mle at sots* 2ftff.%£!^!?~!t l Z? ?J2K:k. , •'°" r -J?rtoe<l «orl Is Intended for the noor and thb oconomlod. CnV&omt* ?Jf?J£^£ l \n££Z!L < 2££? a & ) 8 bui *3 mall "y «>«k"o« forty-eight emu to th* RttAjrs VsnuoS, Goxtaxt.so. 10 Syruce street, M«w Totk-or a daft* carton err* taßolbs) will be torn tec &*« e^BUfc suffered intensely in the four weeks that the quarter had lain lodged in his throat, and he was determined to un- C'ergO the operation if the chance of recovery was left him. Throughout the whole operation he bore up manfully, and the physicians do not express a doubt as to his recovery. Before to day it was believed he would die. The boy's father thought no harm would come of his swallowing the quarter, and no attention was paid to it until his throat became badly swol- P len. Last week he was brought to the hospital. Physicians were unable to aid him until Mr. McDonnell used his X-ray apparatus so successfully. Dur ing the operation this morning an in cision was made in the left side of the neck and the flesh cut away to the esophagus. This was pierced and the small finger of one of the physicians was thrust inside the opening. The quarter was felt just where the photo graph had located it, and with the aid of a pair of forceps it was easily re moved. __^_ SHUT UP FIVE YEARS BY A BRUTAL TRUSTEE. Princess Dicarni and Her Blind Daughter Rescued by the Police From Their Imprisonment. PALERMO, Dec. 21.— El Correrio Delia Isola tells a shocking story of ill treatment of Princess Dicarni, who is separated from her husband. It ap pears that with her blind daughter she has been shut up for the last five years by her trustee, and has only just succeeded in sending a letter to the police, revealing the fact of her Imprisonment. The police have liber ated the Princess, and the trustee has been arrested. ♦ Winners at New Orleans. l NE"W ORLEANS, Dec. Seven and^ one-half furlongs— Sister Stella wori,' Brighton second, Little Ocean third. Time, 1:39. Five furlong's — won. Scrivener second, Caddie C. third. Time, 1:03%. Six and one-half furlongs— J. A. Gray •won. Gath second. Judge Steadman third. Time, l:22Vi. One mile, selling— Lobengula won, Tranbv second, Ardath third. Time, 1:43. Six "furlongs, soiling— Murphy won Alice C. second, Nikita third. Time, 1:17%. m 0 , Fountain pens, inkstands, office calen- - dars and fine stationery at Sanborn & Vail" 6.