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New York. • . • 0*»«. ???»???*?»»*¦»¦»?»»????¦»?? ???*»?*?•??????+ ¦»??-» ?¦»¦»<»¦ SWORN STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION AND VALUE OS DE- CEMBER «1. 1599. OF THE ASSETS AND LIABILITIES ii Qy TH tS *™ San Ranc'p Savings Union, A CORPORATION Doing Business at 532 CALIFORNIA STREET. N.E. Coraer of Webb Street. CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO. STATE OF CALIFORNIA, % ASSETS. I— PROMISSORY NOTES, secured by first Hen on real estate within this State, the actual value of which notes la $14,253.023 41 2— BONDS of the United States Government and bonds and stocks of municipal. Quasi public and Industrial corporations, standing on our books at 10^177.(39 83 the actual value betnr $400,000 In excess thereof. Part of these are kept In the vaults of this corporation and part in a box rented from the Na- tional Safe Deposit Co.. in tha city of New Tork. 3— BANK PREMISES 400,000 00 Situated at the northeast cor- ner of California and Webb Streets, Jn the City of San Fran- 4— OTHER REAL ESTATE 1 403.1*3 O Situated In the State of Cali- fornia: part of It Is productive, and Its actual value Is In excess of the amount stated. B-LOANS ON BONDS AND STOCKS • 140.C4 00 All said bonds and stock certifi- cates are kept In the vaults of this corporation. «— SAFES and FURNITURE In the office of the Bank of the value of 5, COO 00 7— CASH In U. o. Gold and Silver Coin L 256.190 M of which there Is: In Vault »3T7.r6 W In Bank 503.563 91 Total Assets .^7.783.0 7S INABILITIES. I— TO DEPOSITORS this corpora- tion owes deponlts amounting to. and th« actual value of which is..SS6.U9,SSI 40 • The condition of said deposits Is that they are payable only out of said assets and are fully se- cured thereby. '.'.:. ¦ 2— TO STOCKHOLDERS: Capital Stock $1,000,000 W Reserve Fund 210.068 85 The actual value of- which Is 1,110, «*» SS The condition of said liability to Stockholders is that no part of the amount can be paid to them, or In any way withdrawn except In payment of losses, during the existence of the corporation, nor until all depositors shall have been paid In full th« amount of their deposits and declared divi- dends. 3— CONTINGENT FUND, lncludlnff the amount of accrued but uneol- lectefl interest on Investments 407.331 It 4— GENERAL ACCOUNTS, balance. 37.430 3) These accounts embrace amounts held for purposes of guarantee and rams the final application of which has not been deter- mined. Total Liabilities '|37.70.C3 'A SAN FRANCISCO. January Sd. 1900. SAN FRANCISCO SAVINGS UNION, by [Signed] EDWARD B. POND. President. [Signed] LOVELL WHITE. Cashier. . STATE OF CALJFOItJTIA. 1 City and County of m. San Francises J EDWARD B. POND and LOVELL. WHITE, being each separately, and duly sworn each for himself, says: That said EDWARD B. POND Is President, and said L.OVEXX. WHITE Is Cashier of the Ban Francisco Savings Union, the corporation above mentioned, and that th« foregoing statement Is true. ' ¦ [Signed] EDWARD B. POND. [Signed] LOVELL. WHITE. Subscribed and sworn to before me this Id day of January. A. D, 1300. [Seal] . MARTIN ARONSOHN. Notary Public In and for the City and County * of San Kran.-is<v->. State of California. f&f "f A. LI. A'onwm* JHs*o»e»— Failing M«m- */ sc\ °*7> Slsapleasneaa, etc.. eatnad by o*w- flf .Vl work and Indiaeretioas. - Thep quirklv Z % £fiA and «»r-Jv restora Lost Vitality in old )\ •*/ or rouas. and fit a maa for stadr. tan- wSSv* s Tl. >>•¦• or plaaaora. Fravwnt laaaaityaari if taken ia time. ThMr dm shows immadiato improvement and aSaet* CTJSB w hero all others fall. Insist upon hi? i n a tha ga n uin* AJaac Tablets. They have rare) thousand* and will cnr« yon. W* gUn a positlv* written gaaraata* to »t- f set a cars in *ach eaas or refund the money. Prte* RAa4* Per packacn. or six packages [full trvaa. DUCTS, mant) forSS.AO by mail. Ia plain wrapper, noon reoaipt ofprios. Circulars tree. AJAX REMEDY CO., For m!« In S. F. by Lelpnita tt Co.. No Psr- c«nta*e Drue Co.. Owl Drug Co.. 8. F.. Oakl'd. •THE LATE COMMANDER JAMES W. CARLIN. WASHINGTON. Jan. 3.-^- The Navy : Department* has been advised by cable f rora' Aflmlral Watson of the death of Commander James W. Carlin on board the Culgoa from an attack of peritonitis. He was on his way to the naval "hospital at Yokohama for treatment when' he died on December SO *st •'..¦ ¦ . - — — — — ... , James W. Carlin was born May I*. ISIS. He was graduated from the Naval Academy In June, ISCS, after which his record in the navy was as follows: Nipsic, West Indian Etatlon, 1565-C3; promoted to ensign April, 1569; promoted to master July 10, 1ST0; Saco, European station, 1572; Monocacy, Asiatic station, 1572-73; commissioned as lieutenant February, 1574; torpedo duty, Newport, R. 1., 1874; Brooklyn. South American station, 1575; Adams, "West Indian station, 1576; Michigan, lakes. 1577; Constitution (training ship), Philadelphia, in 1577 and Euro .pean station. I$7S; Alaska Pacific station. ISSI-S2; Lackawanna, ISS2-S4; receiving ship Independence, ISS4-S6; Alert. ISS6-S7. Lieutenant Carl.fi was executive officer of the Vandalia in the memorable hurricane at Apia, Samoa, March 16, ISS3, and after the loss of Captain Schoonmaker he was in command. From May, 1596, to February. IK'S, he was inspector of steel at the Union Iron Works. He was pro moted to lieutenant commaxider in 1535 and in May, IS9S. was ordered to Join the Monterey. Later on he was assigned to the command of one of the Spanish gun boats captured at Manila and promoted to the rank of commander. BANISHMENT FOR FRENCH PLOTTERS Probable Punishment of Anti-Semites. Special piapatch to Tfce CalL PARIS. Jau'. 3.— The 'conspiracy trial be fore the'Ser.a^e^ sitt'.r.gr as the High Court. ca^3e t a' £n. > rid to-day, except for the Ben terJtie* .of-: those convicted. "Out of the Fev.en-ti;-Qv.e 'alleged' conspirators, who Were "tErorrai 'into-- prison five months ago, 'find - i eft»O' have boen since released in. ]bat;che*; owing to want of evidence, only MXt'-.Deroulc-de. Guerin and Buffet have been found guilty, and these three are accorded', "extenuating circumstances," ¦tv-hich reduces their punishment to deten tion. In a- 'fortress or banishment. It Is uhder&TOo/i that -the sentence will vary between; five and ten years' detention. ProsMi'nt Loubtt may extend pardons in accVrdhr.ee with the Berenger law in favor, of first offenders. .." Strong precautionary measures were : iaken to-day In the vicinity of the Senate Sioape. but there trap no t*lgn of disorder ar.jTchore when the judgments were ren dered. 4&J3* * AH -the Nationalist organs describe the result <>f the trial as it fiasco for the.Gov .err.ment after the flourish of trumpets -¦with- which it announced the discovery of "*¦ gxe£.t plot against the republic. They . Inplst the whole Indictment fizzled out «"ad that the acquittal of M. Buffefs fel low Royalist? disposes of the charge of fi.'- Royalist conspiracy. Moreover, they ' declare that the evidence proved that M. •perouTede had always been a political enemy of M. Buffet.' " % The Journal o>s Debats this evening .pays: "The light thrown by the testimony ftaV shown that the charges against the '•"liro:a!isTs. are perfectly empty. The ac ¦ quilral of M. Ru # fT>t's co-prisoners has <Jpsiroyed the charge." '.After dwelling upon the discharge of .fc'atfh after batch of prisoners, fhe paper .(.occludes In the following sarcastic r'train: •¦*-"/• '•• "JX ~ s upon tht- remaining three or four tha-t--th«' Government can alone rely in <i-:*d£r jo giv*» France a 'retrospective •tehado^r and to conjure up a vision of outrage.', revolution and catastrophe from /which. the vigilance of the Government his Ffcarod her." :--Ttie ililgh Court . will pronounce ?en .icinccV to-morrow. M. i Guerln Is held : j3rg'lHy -of conspiracy and of Insults and >iu*ra'ges," at the expense of the police, but trellsiicauCtted of ihe charge of a pre ta'e'ttiated attempt to kill. .."Tie iriai has cost 600.000 francs, in addl ¦•tfon "¦•*<> "the expenses of detention. It is assorted that MM. Derouled'e, Buffet and •X3**«rln' trill- be condemned to pay. the COMMANDER CARLIN SUMMONED BY DEATH DB. KZLXnSBfS > SWAMP BOOT. 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Just as certain as though a physician were in personal attendance on your case: Pour some of your "morning" urine in a glass or bottle and allow It to stand twenty- four hours. Then hold It up to the light and If you find any settlings or sediment, or If it is thick or milky, or if small particles float about In It, don't hesitate for a mo- ment, but write at once to Dr. Kilmer & Co., mention the San Francisco. Daily Call, and Immediately begin using the sampled Swamp-Root which you will receive at once, absolutely f re» . by mail. The results will surprise you. Swamp-Root ia purely vegetable, pleasant to take, and Is for sale by druggists everywhere In bottles of two sizes and two prices^ — 50 cents and $1. j Bear In mind the name. Swamp-Root, and the address, BlnEfhamton. N. Y. i i i Weekly Call ,S 1.00 per Year Evans' Ale and Evans' Stout. The world's standard for perfection In brewing.* Cut His Throat. '¦/SA'ji^OSE.- Jg.ru 3.— Jacob Shott.'a Swiss labHr^r; who attempted to kill himself at iMa<irjtfnle'-/tliis morning, was brought to •.t.he -.Ojpurty.- Jail, and is being held on a .rhijrg-p of ia-teUirbl-ng the peace. .Th«» In :: iS.]t-r(3'."iiia'n.:p'tarted'- oft a glorioud drunk Jubilee celebration' and his at- 3t, «*<»lf-destruction is the finale of It -'A:' 'couple. l.-of : days ago he' went to It Is a WeMnown Fact THAT OtTK. During the month of December proved phenomenally SUCCGSSTUIa This could NOT have occurred had the PRICE AND QUALITY of our goods been other than satisfac- tory to the public, whose generous patronage we thank- in continuing our PEREMPTORY MONEY-RAI*SING SALE Into the New Year we axe fully aware that its further success must depend solely upon such SPECIAL. OR EXTRAORDINARY INDUCEMENTS as we may offer to our patrons, and accord- ingly, with implicit confidence in the motto, "QUICK SALES AND LIGHT PROFITS," we respectfully invite attention to the follow- ing SPECIAL ITEMS from among our large and well-selected stock: 1000 Pieces CAMBRIC EMBROIDERY, being a large assortment of new patterns, 1% to 8 inches wide, at 20 pcr 1 cent under regular prices, will be sold at from 5 cents to 20 ' cents per yard. E5 Pieces of FINE BLACK CREPONS, SERGES and VENE- TIANS, patterns and positively a bargain at the prices charged. A Laree Lot of LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S UMBRELLAS, paragon frames, rustic and Dresden handles, reduced in price from $5.00 to $2.00 each. 40 Dozen 2-CLASP LADIES' FRENCH KID GLOVES, all sizes, embroidered backs, reduced from $1.25 to 75 cents per pair. 1200 LADIES' FLANNELETTE "WRAPPERS (a special feature of our sale) at a sweeping reduction in price, will be sold at from 95 cents to $1.75 each. An extraordinary offer. 600 LADIES' UNDERSKIRTS, also an extraordinary offer. Price, 90 cents to $1.95 each. 85 LADIES' ALL-WOOL PLAID DRESS SKIRTS, positively re- duced from $4.50 to $2.50 each. A Large Lot of LADIES' ALPACA AND WOOLEN WAISTS, which \re will clear out at EESS THAN COST. Cor. Market, Jones and McAllister Sts. Madror.e to work on the Plnard ranch. This morning he tried to cut his throat with a pocket-knife. The weapon was dull and aside from a bad Jagged wound and loss of considerable blood no harm wa« done. In a few days he will be as well as ever. Shott is repentant and says he will not try again. ANY ONE CAN MAKE CYANIDE OF MERCURY Testimony of a Chemist in the Mo- lineux Poisoning Case at New York. NEW YORK, Jan. 3.— ln the trial of Ro land. B. Molineux for the murder of Mrs. Katherine J. Adams the most interesting testimony to-day was that of John P. Yo cum; a chemist and a warm friend of Harry Cornish. He said that any chemist could make cyanide of mercury, the poi son which is alleged to have caused the death of Mrs. Adams. He had made it himself' and the process was easy. He took Prussian blue and yellow oxide of mercury, boiled them together, filtered the mass and the precipitate contained Cyan ide of mercury. Still other drugs would yield cyanide of mercury. All of the drugs required were what is known as dry colors. Molineux, It will be remem bered, was superintendent of a dry color factory in Newark. Yocum testified 'that any man known as a chemist could pro cure the ingredients of cyanide of mer cury even without registering his name. Alvln A. Harpster, who has figured as a friend of C.ornish and as an object of Molineux' s hate, had been expected to give important testimony as to Mollneux's ill will toward Cornish, but his examina tion to-day developed nothing important. Andre Bustanoby, an employe of the Knickerbocker Athletic Club and who had been, he said, "very friendly" with Mol ineux. testified that when the fac simile of the poison package address was pub lished he recognized the handwriting as that of Molineux and told Secretary Ad ams of the csub of his discovery- Other witnesses were policemen who were connected with the case after the murder; clerks In patent medicine houses, who handled the "Cornish" and "Bar nett" letters alleged to have been written by Molineux, and members of the. Knick erbocker Athletic Club to whom Cornish hart phown his Christmas present, whose contents afterward killed Mrs. Adams. Their testimony built up the case of the prosecution, home of them were not cross-examined. ¦--%¦ CUBAN PRISONERS FREED. Justice Done to Men Who Had Been Held "Without Trial. HAVANA. Jan.' 3.— General Wood to-day issued an important order, giving freedom to forty men in the province of Santa Clara,* Some of them had been detained without trial and others were suffering excessive punishment. AH had been re leased ten months before by an order Is sued by General Bates, but they were im rr.odlatPly rearrested on orders from divi sion headquarters on the ground that a dfp.-irtment commander did not have, the power to pardon. After looking carefully into thf> cares. -Governor 'Wood decided that the Jud^m^nt of General Bates re garding their release was wise and conse quently to-day's order setting them at lib erty was promulgated. Reports from other departments are daily expected, and it Is believed that before the end of the month large- numbers will be released, es pecially In the province of Havana. The cases of those who have been held for a long time In detention without trial will b<» the first to be investigated. DECISION TO FAVOR BRITONS. Rumors- That Portugal Must Pay Five Hundred Million Francs. Special Cable to The Call and the New York Herald. Copyright, 1900. by James Oor don Bennett. BERNE, Jan. 3.— According to rumors current here the Swiss arbitration court will award 500,000.000 fraacs to British claimants In the Delagoa Railroad case. These rumors, however, are unauthorized. Yolo Supervisors Organize. WOODLAND. Jan. 3.— The Board of Supervisors reorganized to-day by the re election of Supervisor Fredrlcks as chair man. The board will probably fill all the positions at its disposal on Wednesday. HAVANA. Jan. 3.— Yellow fever statistics- for 1899, while not alarming, ' show conclusively that the fight against the disease is not yet won. The report for De cember shows: New cases, 70; deaths, 22; recovered, 30; under treatment, 25. There are now seventeen cases In the hospital. Of the patients twelve were Americans and fifty Spaniards. Six of the former and ten of the latter died. Experts hold that the difference in the ratio of deaths was due to the use of alcohol. Comparisons of the whole year with the ten preceding years is favor able, but the last three months of 1899 were unfavorable. Since September 1 there have been elghty-threo deaths. During the corresponding period In 1898 the total was ninety-eight. A damaging feature of the situation Is that after a 'year of American occupation and all the work and money expended, it is worse than during the final month of the Spanish regime with its attendant reconcentrados and troops. The weather has been* favorable. There was' a dry summer and it is now cool. The explana tion offered is the great influx of Spanish immigrants, who were .not acclimated, and' who are huddled in the lower quarters of the city. They were badly nourished and were unable to resist the disease. One prominent fact is the failure of house disinfection to kill the germs of disease. Every house In the city has been disinfected several times. It is not to be considered that there is any alarm here. There is no epidemic. The situation is identical with the fore cast of many physicians and others, who admit a lack of knowledge of conditions controlling the disease. DEPOSITORS SCORE A POINT Execution Secured Against the Union Savings Bank. SAN JOSE, Jan. 3.— The depositors scored another point in their suits against the defunct Union Savings Bank to-day and secured an execution against the bank for $354,882 75. This Judgment was obtained a few weeks ago by L. Argues and others against the Union Sav ings Bank. At that time Judge Lorigan made an order staying execution. Attor ney Welch for the depositors to-day asked that that order be dismissed and an ex ecution Issue against the Institution. At torney Ed Rea of the bank opposed it. Judge Lorigan granted the order for an execution. . • The bank will undoubtedly apply for an injunction prohibiting the Sheriff from levying upon the bank while it is in liqui dation. Attorney Rea became rattled when the order was granted and remarked that a few days ago Attorney Welch tried to enter into a conspiracy with his father, ex-Boss Rea. the president of the bank, to have the latter force the remaining de positors to engage Welch to sue for them and to pay him o per cent. Crandall Again on Trial. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3— The taking of testimony In the trial of Frank Crandall for the killing of John Bowman began this morning. This Is the third time he has been tried for the crime. Once the Jury disagreed and. once Crandall was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to ten years' Imprisonment. MANILA, Jan. B.— The health offi cers have found j a native with all the Bymptonjs of bubonic plague in a house in the "walled city," where two suspicious deaths have occurred. The patient has been isolated and every precaution has been taken to prevent a spread of the dis ease. WASHINGTON. Jan. 3.— The War De partment is. taking steps to prevent the Introduction of trie plague in the Philip pines, and Secretary Root this morning called Into consultation Surgeon General Wyman ot the Marine Hospital Service, to discuss "the establishment of a quaran tine system for the Islands. It was de cided that the War Department should adopt toward the Philippines a policy like that it pursued toward Cuba in the matter of the projection of health, name ly, confine the maintenance of a quaran tine system to the Marine Hospital Ser vice, The report received by both the State Department and Surgeon General Wyman from Honolulu confirms the As sociated Press dispatch relative to the ex istence of the disease. It happens, for tunately, that the Marine Hospital Ser vice has already two quarantine plants in the Philippines, while two of Its sur geons are now on their way to Manila, co that little delay will be encountered in banning to draw a rigid quarantine line In the islands. Surgeon General Wyman has no con firmation of the report that three suspect ed.cases of bubonic plague have been dis covered within the walled city of Manila, but no attempt is made to conceal the gravity of the situation should the re port prove true. Still, It is said, a few sporadic cases need not necessarily /esult In an epldcmlo in the islands. Surgeon General Wyman says the disease no long er creates the dread it once did. because it has been demonstrated that It can be handled by modern science. It has been stamped out of Alexandria, Egypt, Kobe, Japan, and Vienna. Austria. The methods of fighting It are the same as used against smallpox— isolation, disinfection and sani tation. The greatest danger is due to its possible Introduction into new localities through ambulant or walking cases, which defy the surveillance of the au thorities. One feature of the cases .which is gratifying to the authorities, in view of the possible outbreak of the epidemic In the Philippines, is the fact that its his tory shows that It docs not attack Euro peans as readily as natives. Surgeon General Wyman to-day re ceived a long report from Surgeon Car mlchael, who Is stationed at Honolulu, bearing on the condition of affairs there regarding the bubonic plague. Under De cember IS the report says that five cases and five deaths from what Is pronounced to be bubonic plague have occurred in Honolulu on the 11th and 12th inst. Dr. Carmlchael says the presence of the dis ease was not suspected until the morn ing of the 12th, when a Chinese patient died. An autopsy was held, the examina tion pointing strongly to the fact that death was caused by the bubonic plague. Another case, also a Chinese, who had died on December 11, was examined with the same result. The symptoms previous to death were high fever— lo4 to 105 de grees Fahrenheit, rapid pulse— l4o to 150— headaches, deliriums, vomiting and pain and swelling. The duration of Illness In two of the cases was three days, and from three to four days in the other cases. Strained preparations from the Juice squeezed from the enlarged glands showed the presence in large numbers of a short bacillus, rounded at both ends, and closely resem bling that of bubonic plague. Dr. Carmichael says no new cases have been reported up to December 18, and con cluded his report as follows: "I shall adopt all measures within my power to insure the safety of vessels leav ing for United States ports, but the ab sence of a plant for disinfection here Is severely felt at the present time, and in view of this fact additional precautions should be adopted at all Pacific Coast ports and such measures should insure the destruction of all vermin on board vessels." AGUINALDO LIBERATES ALL SPANISH CAPTIVES MADRID, Jan. 4.— The Spanish Consul at Manila telegraphs to the Foreign Of fice that the steamer Uranque, from Pa nay, has arrived there, having on board the Bishop of Vega, 117 priests, five of ficers and 115 civilians who had been re stored tcr liberty. The Consul adds that Agulnaldo has promulgated a decree ordering the libera tion of all Spanish prisoners without dis tinction. The Consul distrusts Aguln aldo's motives on account of the attitude of the Filipino chiefs, who, he believes, place difficulties in tho way of the libera tion of the prisoners. OTIS REPORTS THE ARRIVAL OF TRANSPORTS WASHINGTON. Jan. 3.— General Otis sent a cable message to the War Depart ment as follows: "Transports arrived: Indiana, Ohio (Fourteenth Infantry, Colonel Godwin), Duke of Fife and St. Paul (Thirty-eighth Infantry. Colonel Anderson), December 27, no casualties; Dalny Vostock and Co lumbia (Forty-second Infantry). Colonel Thompson), December 31; Private Curt E. Hall, Company L, Forty-second Infantry, died en route, December 20, acute meniri- 1 gltis: Meade (Forty-third Infantry, Colo nel Murray), December 31; Sherman and Warren (Forty-ninth Infantry, Colonel Beck), January 2, no casualties. Trans ports sailed: Peking, December 29; Ben Mohr and Missouri, December 31; Senator, January 2." LAWTON HOME FUND OVER FIFTY THOUSAND WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.— General Corbln announces that the total subscriptions to the Lawfon fund received to date amount to $44,122. He says that with what is on hand .elsewhere the fund is ; now well above $50,000. PORTLAND, Or., Jan. 3.— Three hun dred and fifty dollars has been subscribed In Portland to the Lawton fund. Ex- Senator H. W. Corbett heads the list with $200. > . CAPTAIN OF MARINES INGATE DIES AT GUAM WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.— The Navy De partment has been advised of the death of Captain C. L. A. Ingate of the marine corps at Guam, where he was stationed, on December 25. His death followed a surgical operation.. BDTTB. Mont, Jan. Z.— Smallpox has broken^ out In Butte City, Mont., and despite the efforts of tho health and police authorities tho dread disease Is spreading. It Is believed by many that the pest was brought in by the Montana regiment that returned from the Philippines last fall, and support was at first lent to this belief by the fact that for some time the doctors of the town were divided in their opinion as to whether the disease so rap- Idly spreading was . "Manila Itch" or smallpox. The controversy waxed warm for some time, and In the meanwhile pa tients from all parts of the city were re ported with alarming frequency. By the time the disease was finally diagnosed unanimously as smallpox there were more patients than the town could take care of, and the new cases. were being cared for in their own houses. The fact that the plague has fastened on. Butte has been well kest from the public. It is also known, although no offi cial report of the fact has been allowed to reach the world, , that Dillon, Mont., a small town near Butte, and Salt Lake,. Utah, are nearly as badly off. Where it came from is the question now being dis cussed by the towns affected, but the re sult of the discussion has not been satis factory. 1 It is estimated that at present there are 200 cases In Butte that are known to the authorities, and, further than that, there are at least 100 more unknown to the authorities and cared for at their homes. The town is in a state bordering on a panic, • and the health officers are having a hard time to stem the tide. There are no adequate preparations for such an emergency, and the town Is taken by surprise. The Mayor has ordered a tent to be erected Just outside the town, and patients are being sent to this im provised camp as fast as they can be lo cated. There is no pesthouse, ami there are no provisions to check the advance of the plague, so the excitement Is intense. The first cases were discovered some weeks ago. but the news was suppressed. Nothing was said about it, even when the disease was spreading, and it was not until it reached serious proportion* that it was allowed to become a matter of pub lic concern. Thero was no concealing the fact when people began to be taken down with the disease in the streets, in the stores and in their homes. In Hennessy's big de partment store four clerks on duty were found to be Infected and they were taken from their work to the isolated hospital. A big building, known as Bennett's lodg ing-house; was Investigated by the health officers and it was found that several of the inmates were affected with the dis ease. The house was placed under quar antine at once, but as soon as this was known the inmates began to escape. Sev eral living in the upper stories tried to come down by the fire escapes and back ways, and it was finally necessary to put an armed guard of police on duty around the place to keep the lodgers from leaving the house and mingling with the people of the city. They.were all finally placed in Isolation. A physician, of the town was being Bhaved In one of the prominent barber shops, and happening to look closely at the barber who was shaving him* he saw the barber was breaking out with the disease. The case was re ported and the barber was sent to the hospital. Last Wednesday a man walking on the streets was spotted by one of .the health officers. He evidently had the smallpox, but the health officer said noth ing .about it. Hft Just placed him under, arrest, and while he waited for the police to take him into custody five hundred peo ple gathered around and wondered what was the matter with the man in trouble. On the same day an Infected elevator boy in one of the large buildings was taken from his elevator and sent to the hos pital tent- There was another man who was met by h.ls family physician on the street. The physician told him he had the grip and advised him to go home, a sugges tion he proceeded to act upon until he met some friends. Under the idea that whisky was an antidote for the grip he proceeded to Imbibe in various saloons and with numerous friends. In the mean while his physician had gone to his home to tell him quietly that it was not grip, but smallpox that was ailing him. When the doctor found that his patient, -instead of proceeding directly home, had under taken to prescribe for the grip himself, h.e sent friends out to hunt him up and one of these Informed the patient what was the matter with him. The patient hunted up the nearest policeman and tried to give himself up, but when the policeman found what was the matter with him he told his prisoner to look out fox himself. '. ¦ '. The supposition that the disease was brought In by the regiment returning from the Philippines Is not given very much credence, for before the troops left San Frarrclsco they were held in camp for three weeks or more awaiting, the 'muster out. Smallpox is supposed to develop within two weeks or not at all, so the three weeks' detention of the regiment in the Presidio at San Francisco after it had come off the transport is believed to have been sufficient to develop any latent germs of disease had they existed. The lack of preparation for such an emergency has caused comment to direct itself toward the health authorities of the' city. There is no pesthouse and there never has been one. When the first cases broke out there was no place to put them and then it was that the Mayor ordered the erection of a tent for their accommo dation. Following this the lodge of Elks of Butte subscribed money to care for their own members who might be afflicted and it was not long before the fund was more than occupied. Tho row among the doctors as to what the disease was lasted Just long enough to give It a good start and now Butte is devoting what energies it has to suppressing the news and con fining the plague. MASONIC GOLDEN JUBILEE. Arrangements Being Made for a Cele bration in San Jose. SAN JOSE, , Jan. 3.— The semi-centennial of the, establishment. of Maisonry in San Jose will be fittingly celebrated by the Masonic orders on July 11 next. Already preparations are under way. San Jose ix>age No. 10, F. and A. M.. was Instituted on July 11, 1850, and the golden Jubilee of local Masonry will be a grand affair. T.he festivities will continue several days, con sisting of appropriate exercises, parades, a grand ball, picnics and excursions. There will be a grand reunion of all the Masonic organizations in the county and many grand officers will be present. The guest of honor will, be Henry F. Williams of San Francisco, who was the first Californian to apply for degrees of Masonry, his petition having been made with California Lodge on December 7, 1549. Alba M. Kent Sentenced. JAMESTOWN, N. V.. Jan. 3.— Alba M. Kent Jr. of this city, who was recently arrested In Japan and extradited, charged with forging . notes and obtaining $10,000 thereby, to-day pleaded guilty to two In dictments for forgery and was sentenced to Imprisonment at hard labor for three years and two months. •> v Plague at Manila and Honolulu, Smallpox Epidemic in Montana and Yellow Fever in Cuba. DREAD DISEASE IN UNCLE SAM'S DOMAIN 3 THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1900. FRAUD ALLEGED BY BOTH PARTIES Kentucky Contests Rich in Scandals. Special Dispatch to The Can. FRANKFORT, Ky.. Jan. B.— The Joint committee, which will hear evidence In the Goebel-Taylor and Beckham-Mafshall contests for Governor and Lieutenant Governor will be formed to-morrow. The law provides that the members of the committee shall be drawn ov lot, three in the Senate and eight In the House. The policy of the Goebel leaders will be to push the contests to a final issue as speed ily as bossible. ¦* ¦¦- »••* Governor Taylor's attorneys are prepar ing? not only rebuttal evidence to offset the charges of fraud set forth In Goe bel's .notice of contest, but, according to Senator de Boe, are going much further and attempting to show counter frauds of a glaring nature on the Democratic side. The Senator says that among other things It will be brought out that Taylor was robbed of over 2500 votes in Kenton County, Goebel's home. The Goebel side under the Kentucky code of practice, In its taking of proof. Is re stricted to the grounds laid down in no tices of contest, but under these they promise sensational testimony regarding the election in many counties, alleged to be damaging to many persons prominent in the Kentucky business and political world, compared with which the Whallen alleged attempted bribery of Senator Har rell is only a sample. : •?"- ,: Colonel Whallen was arraigned for ex amination on the bribery charge before Magistrate Thompson this afternoon and held over to the Franklin County Grand Jury. He was represented by General P. Watt Hardln and Theodore Hallam. His bond was fixed at $10,000, and the same bondsmen who stood for him yesterday at the time. of his arrest were accepted. In the Circuit Court -this morning Presi dent Hector V. Loving of the Louisville Trust Company, was before Judge Can trill charged with contempt for disobeying the order of the court to turn over the vault box alleged to hold the $4500 which, it is claimed, was to be paid to Harrell. in the event. he voted against Goebel in the contest. Loving said he merely de sired to protect the commissioners of his company and his attorney moved to quash the summons against him. This the court overruled. .Thereupon a response was filed to the rule for contempt. In this response it is stated that "WTial len, Harrell and Charles Ryan rented the box In Question and deposited something in it, the box being sealed up and cov ered up with white paper. The trust Company officials were notified not to allow the box opened, except in the pres ence and by the consent of all three per sons. Judge Cantrill adjudged the response insufficient and ordered the box to be pro duced In court at 11 o'clock to-morrow. It is understood the order of the court will be complied with, a motion for an appeal to the Court of Appeals having been overruled. It Is said that an attempt was made to have Senator Harrell Indicted in Louis ville, where "Whallen's attorneys claim the prosecution should have been insti tuted if any offense had been committed. The charge against Harrell probably will be conspiracy or accepting a bribe. } /VwrfP/JJs UVER i I Ct Z£z!r STOMACH % 9 fortbo BOWELS -J 3 BEEGHAM'S PILLS I tO cent* aad SS oentm f