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46 A photoplay (Spanish) then afterwards there was a dancing contest - prize being a silver cup. Many havanese families there.- spanish features, everything quite decorous. Prize was awarded to a young lady of Habana, whom I am told was the daughter of a senator. she was there with her mother and sister and I find out the head waiter [[strikethrough]] was [[/strikethrough]] ^[[is]] an old headwaiter of Mouquin. He tells me there is a room with a roulette-wheel, but this gambling is kept very secret. Feb. 27. Went to [[red underline]] University. [[/red underline]] Small picturesque buildings with two old enormous Banyan trees and other tropical plants in patio. Everything quaint and old. A professor was giving his lecture. all windows and doors of class room being open. I am told this building is not the real old University which [[end page]] [[start page]] 47 was situated in Havana city, but this is an old barracks building which Colonel Wood during the american [[strikethrough]] University [[/strikethrough]] ^[[occupation]] converted into an University building, while new suitable buildings would be constructed. While examining the big fossil whale a student came to me and offered to escort me so as to be able to practice his english as he said. He went with me to the [[red underline]] Colon Cemetery [[/red underline]] about two miles further, there showed me the tombs of cuban patriots and of the seven cuban students who were shot in 1871 by the spaniards [[strikethrough]] He is the son of [[/strikethrough]] My guide who is a well bred young man is the son of a judge of the supreme court. Has been on a visit to New York, Boston, Quebec and Montreal. He has few good words for Spaniards and astonished me in saying he believed ultimately
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