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GOODWIN'S WEEKLY. 17 l
"POBRE BAJA CALIFORNIA."
South of tho Goldon State and geographically
an Integral part of that great Umpire of the West
lies a vast peninsula whose coast line is almost
as extensive as our Altlantic seaboard, possessing
deep harbors, inexhaustible mines, fertile val
leys, big game, an Italian climate a mysterious
country with a romantic past, no present, but a
future to be reckoned with. Even now the Ameri
can fleet is hastening toward one of these har
bors, the great bay of Magdalena, for target prac
tice and fuel, while tho advance of the Isthmian
canal is rapidly Intensifying the federal f sire
to purchase from Mexico this important peninsula
which roaches fiom San Diego down toward Pan
ama. Apace with tho awakened interest in this hith
erto vlitvle known region, Is the announcement by
Paul Elder and company of a forthcoming volume
upon Lower California, under the title of "The
Mother of California," by Arthur Walbridge North,
being an historical sketch of Baja Calitornia tiom
tho days of Cortez to tho present time, depicting
tho ancient missions, the mines and the physical,
social and political aspects of thq country. The
work will oe illustrated by thiity-two photo
graphs of scenes arid persons, and will further
more contain the most accurate and only complete
map of tho country over made.
"Mother, Dear, if you want to get a divorce
and marry someone else, do you just go to the
judge and get a transfer?" Life.
SET HIM THINKING.
j Rapidde I thought you told me women don't
talk about such things.
i Mis. Rapidde Why, my dear, I don't think it
, was a woman who told me. Town Topics.
A teacher in a downtown school has for hor
rupirs the children of Russian parents. Tho
other day she was explaining a sum in subtraction
which the little ones iound difficult to under
stand. "Now," said she, to exemplify the propo
sition, "suppose I had ten dollars and went into u
store to spend it. Say I bought a hat for five
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Scene from act two, "When Knights Were Bold," Francis Wilson's new play.
dollais. Then I spent two dollars for gloves, and
u dollar and fifty cents ior some other things.
How much did I have left?" For a moment there
was dead silence. Then a boy's hand went up.
"Well Isaac, how much did I have left?" "Vy
didn't you count your change?" said Isaac, in a
disgusted tone. Ex.
"Hurry up there!" shouted Noah to the cen- 1 !fj
tipede. "Well, I'm just about all in," replied the j
clevor animal, making use ot a play upon words. 1 '
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"Please give mo two bills for my hat, one for M k-j,
ten dollars to show my husband, and tor tor twen- 'jj
t. to show my lady friends" Meggendorfor Blat- W,
""Do you believe that men and women should
have equal lights?" "Well I used to, but since j
I vo been man led I don't dare to say so." Clove- Ml
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