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Monday, May 7, 1906.
The American Reserve Bond com
pany has issued the bonds and reserv
ed the cash.
It must be that Governor Iloch of
Kansas has gone wrong at a fast gait,
for republican papers in that state are
telling that he and his railroad ticket
will be beaten at the election next
fall, and that even through Mrs. Stan
ley has no vote.
Those citizens who thought the insur
ance companies were going to open
their safes and tell the people of San
Francisco to take whatever they
thought was coming to them merely
forgot that the insurance bosses are
not in business altogether for their
health. As a class they are high rollers.
Speaker Cannon recently wrote to a
friend at East Liverpool. Ohio, pre
dicting revision of the tariff schedules.
In a newspaper interview the speaker
says that he did not write that letter
for publication, although he has no ob
jection to its being made public. He
says he does not believe a majority of
the people at this time desire to inter
fere with present conditions, but that
the time will come when a general re
vision will be entered on. He says
that democrats insist on immediate re
vision of the tariff, and adds: "If a
majority of the people demand imme
diate general revision they will elect a
majority of the members of this house
in favor of imemdiate general revision.'
Louisville Courier-Journal: In boast
ing of the commercial prosperity of the
United States we are apt to overlook
the great prosperity of Canada, as dis
closed by its trade statistics. During
the first seven months of the current
fiscal year the aggregate of our ex
ports and imports shows a total of
$1,752,338,434. Estimating our popula
tion at SO.Ou0.00O. this indicates a per
capita of $2. which is regarded as an
index of great prosperity. But a simi
lar calculation as to Canada will show
a still greater degree of commercial
and industrial thrift. The exports and
imports of that country, with its popu
lation of C.0O0.00O, for the same period
were $307,000,000, which is in the ra
tio of $31 per capita.
Whoop and Hurrah Popularity.
Popularity which has to depend up
on some strenuous effort to keep it
self before the people every day can
not be but short lived. Mr. Roosevelt
has done many commendable things
since he became president and should
have full credit. But he also has done
many things which are absolutely in
defensible and should shoulder full
blame. No friend of his would defend
all his actions and no enemy should
condemn them all. Of late he seems
to be trying the, patience and loyalty
of his frieuds to the utmost, even try
ing to do some really commendable
things. His apology for, if not open
and heartly approval of, the killing
of the women and children at Jolo
has caused his enemies to take stock
of his actions since he became pres
ident and a.k themselves what he has
really done for the good of the Amer
It was said in a public speech in the
senate recently that "he thundered in
the index and fizzled at the finish,"
which being interpreted means that
he promises much and does nothing.
It will be remembered that he and
Taft, his obese secretary of war. an
nounced they were going to buy ships
for use in the construction of the Pan
ama canal wherever they could get
them cheapest. This was hailed with
delight by all democrats and good cit
izens. But the republican managers
and campaign contributors raised
such a howl and made such dire
threats that he receded from his posi
tion and paid nearly a million dollars
more for ships here than he could have
obtained them for abroad.
His appointment of Paul Morton to
a portfolio in his cabinet was in the
fade cf those who knew him to be to
tally unfit. While he was still in that
position it was proved that he, while
an official of the Santa Fe railway, was
giving great rebates to shippers in di
rect violation.- of law. Public clamor
against him became so great that he
saddled him off unto the - Equitable
Life Insurance company as its presi
dent, and gave him a clean bill of poli-
' tical health -which was the quintes
sence of outrageous political indecen
cy. He In thunderous tones denied in
bitterest language that the republicans
were receiving campaign funds from
the great" corporations of the country,
which Jmfee Parker had just charged,
and the v;ry vehemence of his denial
carried the unthinking voter with him,
while his man Friday, one Cortelyou,
was then wallowing in the money
wrung from corporations, chief among
which were the life insurance com
panies. And it appears that to keep alive
his popularity and keep it from waning
into desuetude he must needs do some
thing every day in the use of red
paint, fireworks and broncho-busting.
By such mea:is he keeps in the lime
light and has the unthinking shouting
his name. But a calm retrospect will
convince all that he has done little to
help any American citizen who needed
or deserved help. He truckles to the
highest protectionists, and their re
minder of funds contributed to assure
hi3 election mak.es him as weak and
subservient as Hayes in his weakest
moments. His arrogant assumption of
authority to make treaties and engage
ments for the whole country has made
him ridiculous in ithe eyes of constitu
tional lawyers and! his insistence upon
filling the offices with San Juan sol
diers who never smelled powder is
enough to sicken a water moccasin.
And every time a democrat com
plains or criticises this self-advertising
executive he is abused by a truck
Survivor ol Two Disasters.
Uninjured, but with the most of her
possessions lost, Mrs. II. S. Jones, of
Lincoln, Neb., his experienced two of
the greatest calamities that have ever
befallen this county the Galveston
flood and the San Francisco earth
quake. At the time of the Galveston
flood. Sept. S. 1900, Mrs. Jones and
her daughter Esther, were living on a
ranch at Houston heights. It followed
only six weeks after the death of Mr.
Jones. It was on the sixth floor of the
Ansonia. a San Francisco apartment
house near the St. Francis hotel, that
Mrs. Jcnes and her two daughters.
Miss Esther and Mrs. Lee. were sleep
ing at the time of the first earthquake
shock. They were at once awakened
and arose. Mrs. Ieo had barely left
her bed when a heavy piece of bric-a
brae fell ore the pillow where she had
When they reached the street, little
more than five minutes after the shock
they were horrified to find that the
city was already half encircled by fire
Thev decided to take refuge in the
mission house in Chinatown, where
they knew some of the teachers. Here
they found Mrs. Chang, wife of the
Chinese minister in charge, intent on
searching for the high-class Chinese
women, who with their bound feet
were unable to walk alone and had
never stepped upon the streets. Mrs
Jones assisted Mrs. .Change In this
work and they found and saved 75 of
Brete Harte'a I'rrdielhon.
Iu the following poem the late Bret
Harte, who wrote probably more than
any one else on California, predietetl
some time ago a disaster overwhelm
ing San Fraueiseo which is of timely
interest on account of the Golden Gate
City's recent devastation:
Copyrighted by Houghton. Mifflin & Co.
The sky is clouded, the rocks are bare:
The spray of the tempest is white In the
The winds re out with the waves at play.
And I shall not tempt the sea today.
The trail is narrow, the wood Is dim;
The panther ding's to the erchinir limb.
Ami the lion's whelps are abroad at play.
And I shall not Join in the chase today.
But the ship sailed safely over the sea.
And the hunters came from the chase in
And the town that was bulldcd upon a
Was swallowed up in the earthquake
German Army Experiment.
Three German battalions at Metz are
to experiment with gray and gray
green uniforms, the metal parts being
of dull brown. The kaiser Is not yet
satisfied as to the comparative invisi
bility of the two shades.
Chlcaa-o.to San Francisco.
Fair sister of the sunset land.
With aching heart and tear wet eyes.
We think upon thy cruel wounds
And listen to thy plaintive cries.
1 Stunned at the sorrow thou dost bear.
Fair guardian of the Golden Gate.
We ask in pity and dnspair
Why thou hast suffered such a fate.
Fair sister, prostrate in thy woe.
We can but cry to thee: "Take heart;
Our hands shall bind thy nchlnw wounds.
For dear indeed to us thou art.
Such sorrow as Is thine today'
Has borne us down. ah. cruelly;
Fair nister by the placid bay,
A sister's tears are shed for thee."
S. E. K'r in Chicago Record-Herald.
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COULDT SPELL HIS OWN NAME
My grandfather was a private in the
Mexican war, and I got this story
from bim direct:
I was with that army which, under
Scott, landed at Vera Cruz and march
ed to the City of Mexico, fighting one
battle after another by the way. In
the tli artillery was a sergeant
named Kelly, who was one of the best
disciplinarians among noncommission
ed officers I ever knew. Any man un
der his command must "toe the mark"
or take the consequences. Kelly was
an Irishman and bad served in the
British army. He was a natural sol
dier and, like most such, was not fitted
for anything else.
At Vera Cruz a man who said that
bis parents were or bad been Ameri
cans, though he had been born and bad
always lived iu Mexico, wanted to en
list in the lnited States army. He
spoke English with a broken Spanish
accent, but any one under the circum
stances would have done that. He was
accepted, put in the battery with Kel
ly and fell under the sergeant's orders.
The recruit gave bis name as Galla
ger, which denoted Irish extraction,
and Kelly lookod for bim to have at
least beard something about the Em
erald Isle, but he was woefully iguo
rant of it. . For this reason, possibly,
the sergeant was not prepossessed iu
Lis favor and put on the screws of dis
cipline In bis case to the fullest extent.
Gallagher bore the sergeant's severe
rebukes at bis errors at first with pa
tience, but be looked as much like a
Spaniard as an Irishman, and he could
not miss pugnacious blood in either
race. At auy rate the sergeant worried
bim into a state of frenzy . We enlist
ed men thought we saw dislike for the
recruit in Kelly and condemned bim
for taking advantage of bis position to
gratify bis spite. Tlie was one act
that came under my observation which
was unfair. He bad noticed that Gal
lagher was especially indisposed to do
"police duty" that is, he winced at
going about picking up old papers,
cigar stumps and such like, and the
sergeant detailed him for this duty
of teuer than be should have done.
Once when Gallagher bad been do
tailed for the same ignoble work three
days iu succession be refused to serve.
Hot words between bim and Kelly re
sulted, and the affair ended by the re
cruit knocking the sergeant down. I
saw this quarrel, and I made up my
mind that Gallagher bad drawn Irish
fight with his mother's milk and Span
ish light with the atmosphere he bad
breathed from the day be was born.
Bronzed as be was by the sun of trop
ics, be looked under the spirit of re
bellion more like a descendant of the
Aztecs than the Irish and more like a
Spaniard than either.
Instead of giving vent to rage, as he
was bound to do by the traditions of
his race, Kelly picked himself up and
quietly called for a corioral of the
guard to take the mutinous recruit to
the guardhouse. It occurred to me that
he bad been trying to prod the man in
to mutiny in order to have the pleasure
of penning bim up. As Gallagher was
marched away I noticed a peculiar ex
pression on his face, an expression that
denoted self condemnation. He was
evidently much dissatisfied with him
self for letting the sergeant get the
better of bim.
We marched next day, and Gallagher
walked, with other prisoners, under
guard. We soon came upon the Mexi
cans, and our little army deployed fur
a fight. The ordinary routine of army
life vanishes with the sound of firing,
and Gallagher was In it with the rest
of us. I remember seeing one of the
junior lieutenants telling him to "go
m" and he would help bim by testify
Ing to the fact on bis trial for mutiny.
Hut that was the last I saw of the mu
tineer during the fight, and after it
was over no one saw him. He was
among the missing. When I suggested
that he bad died the death of a soldier,
Kelly's wrath exploded.
"Killed, the spalpeen! D'ye be think
in there was a bullet fired by the
Mexicans that would a touched the
"What do you mean, sergeant?"
"Oh, go 'long wid yez. D'ye think Oi
wouldu't know any o the Gallaghers?
The miserable Spaniard didn't even
know bow to spell his own Irish name."
We laughed at the sergeant's preju
dice against the poor fellow, who must
have been buried by those of another
corps who didn't know bim, and
thought 110 more about the matter.
Our work had now commenced In
earnest, and we had 110 time for any
thing but fighting till we bad captured
the City of Mexico. Our battery was
a good deal cut up by the concentrated
fire of several Mexican batteries on
the heights of Chapultepec. Kelly
vowed that the Aztec, as he had called
Gallagher, had come back from purga
tory and entered the body of the officer
commanding the battery that bad done
us the most damage. When the fight
was over Kelly went tip the heights,
and later we saw him coming back,
with n body slung over his shoulder.
When he reached the battery he threw
a dead Mexican officer on the ground
"Ol knew Ol'd git Mm some time. It's
the spalpeen that was spyln on us
under pretense o bein -a Gallagher.
Oi knew he was a spy, but OI couldn't
prove It." '
There, true enough, was the body of
the man who had called himself Gal
lagher in the uniform of a major of ar
tillery In the Mexican army.
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