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OF THE CONDITION AND VALUE OS DE-
CEMBER «1. 1599. OF THE
ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
ii Qy TH tS *™
San Ranc'p Savings Union,
Doing Business at
532 CALIFORNIA STREET.
N.E. Coraer of Webb Street.
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA,
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
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
«— 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
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or In any way withdrawn except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-
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-
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
¦ . - — — — — ... ,
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.
Probable Punishment of
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
* 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
'•• "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
SUMMONED BY DEATH
DB. KZLXnSBfS > SWAMP BOOT.
The Most Important Organs in too
Human Body — Tn;y Throw
Oot All Disease.
Swamp' Root Cnres Weak Kidneys .
Does your back ache?
Do you have pains across your kid-
Is your complexion chalky. v gray,
white? .;* ?
Is your skin dry or feverish? Ar»
there puffy bags beneath your eyes?
Are your eyes dull, listless and dead
Are you Irritable and hard to pltase?
Do you feel as though you have heart
trouble? -¦ .
Do you have to urinate several times ;
in the night? Is there ever a scalding,
burning sensation there?
Do you feel the desire immediately to
urinate again, with no result?
Is your urine clouded, thick or milky?
Is there any sediment or do particles
float in it?
Don't neglect these conditions, and if ¦
they or any part of them are yours.
Swamp-Root, the great kidney remedy,,
will be found just the medicine you
Here's a simple test for the kidneys.
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
During the month of December proved phenomenally
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
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
E5 Pieces of FINE BLACK CREPONS, SERGES and VENE-
TIANS, patterns and positively a bargain at the prices
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1900.
BY BOTH PARTIES
Kentucky Contests Rich
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
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
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.
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