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SUNDAY
The San Francisco Call
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DIRECT PRIMARY AMENDMENT BEST LEGACY OF
THE LATE LEGISLATURE
fTnjHE most important service rendered the people of California
I by the Thirty-seventh Legislature wasthe adoption of the
£ Held- Wright direct primary constitutional amendment, pro
posed by The Call, which will be submitted for popular ratifi-j
cation or rejection at the general election ,in 190 S.
When the Held-Wright amendment is adopted, as it surely
will be. the next Legislature may and it must proceed to enact an
effective and comprehensive direct primary election law._ This
.done, both people and legislators will more full}- appreciate that
the submission of the direct primary amendment was indeed a most
important service, grudgingly rendered though it. was. Under the
statute which must follow an emphatic popular approval of the
Held-Wright amendment, the people will assume the political con :
Vol, so long usurped and abused -by the Southern Pacific and such
other corporate interests as the agents of the Southern Pacific chose
to bring within the pale of the elect.
The root of the legislative cviU' under which California groans
lies not in the money bags of the men who would buy corrupt legis
lators' votes, but* in a system of unshamed and autocratic
brigandage, beside which the efforts of corporation tools in odorifer
ous Xew York. Pennsylvania and Michigan arc as the stealthy opera
tion of the night prowler and sneak thief — a brigandage grown
so bold in the exercise of its mastery of the people that its hirelings
may stalk unmasked and unafraid about the floor of Senate and
Assembly, commanding alleged representatives of the people a>
they could not command self-respecting laborers in the master
brigand's service. «..^
Nominated by the people under a direct primary systenj.yho
legislator need bow the knee to Herrin nor any corporation's Burke
or Parker, nor submit to the shameful yoke which man}', now pri
vately resent, but few have the courage to throw off. Under a
direct primary system public servants will serve the public, and no
lobbyist will dare to ring bells or blow whistles in their ears.
To this alWesirable end the- Held-Wright amendment is but
the initial step. It was not accomplished without a fight for each
inch of progress. Attempts were made, but -unsuccessfully, to
emasculate the amendment proposed by Xhc Call. Slight changes
were made, but they served only to make the proposition less
workmanlike in phrase, detracting nothing from its worth. Failing
there, the opposition encouraged the adoption erf another and
ambiguous amendment for the purpose of clouding the issue and
confusing the voters. Beaten again, the machine men nyent in for
the enactment of a makeshift law. which could have operated only
to bring discredit upon the direct primary theory. Failure met
every such attempt. Xow the enemies of direct primary reform
;<eck to damn the Held-Wright amendment with slight^^raise and
captious criticism, hoping against hope that the people may become
spspicious and lose interest in the measure, to the end that the
affirmative vote will be of such slender proportions that Ifpon an
alleged popular indifference to the reform itself may be found" a
plausible excuse for inaction by the next Legislature.
The Held-Wright amendment is in substance and effect the
amendment originally proposed by The Call and presented to the
Legislature by the men whose names.it popularly carries. It contains
, ample authority for the enactment of an adequate direct primary
election law. It is the bridge over the chasm between the California
electorate and political /freedom. Rcj^rdlcss of the fact that it will
ybe but one of many constitutional propositions on the ballot, the
people will search it out and by an overwhelming vote set at. rest
for all time the bascjess charge of populir indifference.
MORAL VALUE OF BLOODY NOSES
THE going controversy between President Roosevelt of the
United States and President Eliot of Harvard over the merits
and demerits of football has a, certain picturesque value, even
although it is not at all likely to change popular opinion either
way ; for. in truth, what a man thinks of football or other rough
sports is born with him or. at least, bred in the bone.
Mr. Roosevelt, in his recent address to the student body at
Harvard, indulged in rather extravagant laudation of football, and
* he deprecated any college regime or restrictions calculated to pro
duce what he described as "mollycoddles and weaklings.*' Bloody
noses and cracked crowns, it seems, go to the making of a man.
Your shillclah is the real missionary and the stiff punch points th«
-way of civilization.
On j, the other hand, Dr. Eliot believes that football, . even in
.tlie recently adulterated forms, is brutal and brutalizing. A recent
report t>n the new football b\\ Dr. Eliot says :
The open plays did not cause any increase in either the .number or
the sevcritj' of the injuries received. The spirit of - the game,' however;
remains essentially the WB* '>•.
\ It is properly, described by the adjective "fierce*"— a term which is
commonly applied to the game by its advocate*. .
Jl therefore remain!- an undesirable game for gentlemen to play, or for
multitudes of spectators to watch.
No game is fit .for college usrs in which men are often so' knocked or
I crushed irsto, insensibility-^or immobility that it" is a question whethcriby the
application of water and stimulants they can be brought to and enabled' to
go on playing. 'Ko game* is fit for* college usei in which recklessness in
causing or suffering" serious bodily injuries promotes „ efficiency, and; &o is
taught and held up for admiration. In hunting, mountaih-climbirig, boating
and other sports which /involve danger not recklessness but good judg-
Dient and i>rudencc conibined with boldness which promott, efficiency.
We' seek not to min{sle with this heady conflict.; Not y for* vi
the free fight or the stiff buffets of the champions' But in aid and
' comfort of the Sidesteppers' Brigade we beg to offer a small contri-
EDITORIAL PAGE
The Call Cartoonist's Re view of the Week's News
bution, illustrating the moral and economic elevatiou produced by
shedding blood.
• It appears /that our gentle neighbors, the Cubans, refuse to
work if they are not permitted to fight cocks.. The American works
for a wide variety of reasons, but •" the only inducement that will
persuade a Cuban, gentle or simple, to labor is that he may acquire
money to be spent on cockfightiii'g. Xow. the meddling*" gringo,
whose other name is Taft. has forbidden the favorite pastime of the
Cubans. Therefore, the island^ lies fallow and, the islanders take
their ease. The wants, of . a Cuban gentleman fofbiddcii to fight
cocks are few. lie splits a watermelon in two, scoops out the
meat, sits in one-half of the rind and puts the other on his head.
Thus is he provided with food, drink and clothing. We know what
Satan finds for idle hands. The Cuban. .gentleman, with his single
motive to exertion shut off. can afford to lake to the woods^ and go
on a little revolution in default of other pastime. Shall we. permit
cockfighting to keep him honest aiid industrious?:
If it be urged that this is, a parable rather of •economics .than
morals, 'so much may be admitted, with the suggestion that- a like
confusion probably lies at the root of Dr. Roosevelt's thesis on
mollycoddles. . . . , .'.'S'^
THE surprise aiid even incredulity with which the claims of
Marconi in relation to wireless telegraphy were received is. still
a recent memory. Nowadays instantaneous/ transmission^ by
electricity of messages without wires is an" everyday "matter,
no longer" cause for wonder. Constantly we hear of extensions
of area subdued to uses of the wireless telegraph.
The most notable recent tchievement in this line -was the. acci
dental discovery made, by the • Govern fnent operator^ at the ' Point
Loma station, San_ Diego County, that he could pick up messages
delivered from Atlantic coast stations' for, points with n 500-miie
radius or thereabouts. lira word. Point Loma was eavesdropping
at a distance of more. than 3000 miles.
The development, of wireless telegraphy furnishes one instance
wberejthe Government has conipjetely private" enterprise:
It is a'*great triumph for the signal service and the' Navy Depart
nient. The finest and v most ; nearly perfect apparatus for the pur
pose lias been invented and applied in this service.^ It is one of
the Tare cases in which an invention developed' for;warlike;purposes
may: and will be used to promote" the arts. ofj peace. / , 'yi }\u25a0\u25a0'* '-\u0084"
Shortly we may expect to.be placed in^ easyV communication
with our ''noncontiguous possessions" 'in^Alaska; aiid -Hawaii^ by
wireless telegraph. I That highly -respectable* .proverb-^ ; that ; ;."tlierc
is nothing^ newunder th'c sun'';is up i.a -hard row, of stumps. - , ;
7 BANGB-f-Subsnriber. Oakland,; ,Cal.
Frank C. Bangs,' actor, was born in
Alexandria, Va.; In 1836; -
\u25a0: PRIVATE AppRESSES-^-E-.R.. City.
This department » does [hot. tgl ye ' the; ad-[
dresses: of 'private institutions, "for the
reason that f It ' doef? not "'advertise ; such."
PROCLAMATION r-. Subscriber, v El
mlra, Cal. -f The . proclamation *\by ', the
President^ of; h^ legal , holiday, does not
NEW MARVELS OP' WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY
Answers to Queries
make^that . day.-; a*,:*nationaj
The States declare what are! legal hollr
dsya.^ fTheV 22d ; of i February | is ; a » legal
holid&y.ln all the sfates Except \u25a0: Miss
issippi, also In: the "District'ofColum
bla, Arizona. and^Oklahoma./'.:' 47 '
'\u25a0.'.:: MUSTj L BE ;.Vi PßEPAlD^; Subscriber,
City."; All 'communications^ to
States Government "officers. and Uo"/memf
bers -'of ;. Congress rare "/required .."to >'§ be
prepaid withstanjps^H^^BH^ ... "•> "-S
Personal Mention
G. H. Hayes of Goldfield is at the St.
Francis.-; v> >
Charles .T. Kaffa'of Washington. D. C;
is. at the Palace. \ -'-
, J. J- Mullln. a Tonopali mine owner,
is at tiic, St. Francis.
K.B. Wai bridge, n hotel man of Red
Bluff, is at the Savoy.
Mr. and Mrs.W. H. "Warren Of Brook
lyn, arc at the Jefferson.
C. WY Gates, , a business man of Los
Angeles. '.is at the Hamlln.'
Julian Fried, a mining, man of Rose
bud, . Ney.,- Is at ".the* Hamlln. s
.W. A.XHillls. r w«ll-known rifleman
of Portland, is at th 6 Imperial.
Mr.'* and Mrs. T. J. Goodljue of, Toledo,
Ohio, are registered at the Jefferson.
Jacob :\Vorthelm and Henry Straus,
cigar" manufacturers of New York, are
at th« Hamlin. . .\u25a0. \u25a0
. Frank J.. Shaw of Seattle, one of the
promoters .'of the; exhibition 5 to: be. Tlflld
In that In 1909, is attheSt. Fran-
Mr. anil, Mrs. F. J. .Strobelbf Utica,
N. V.. and ken : routed from Portland .to
Los Angeles, registered at the, Hamlin
yesterday. - '.- ' , -\u0084 V.
.II." A. Galleway,' ; James Higgins ;and
J. H.'. Rlley of. Butte,* Mont., are at the
Sti> Francis. They are' connected with
mining •interests in Tonopali.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. ( Considlne jOf
Seattle are^attho Savoy.: . Consldlne: is
a lumberman and . Is returning- home
froniatrlp to Los .Angeles."
HF.-Allia de; Costa,, a prominent min
ing man with^large .interests in Nevada,'
arrived at 'the- Palace Hotel' yesterday.
Ho -Is accompanied;:, by £ hla i '\u25a0 wife ( *and
family. ; They^re- about', to. make :an
«xtended - trip. 'abroad, starting from
New: York.' ' *.' ' .. •"•" \u25a0\u25a0'.''• "." ' —
In the Joke World
.•.^"Pandora removed : thelldand trouble
'has -.been -abroad ever ; since."
"Whatva pity } Secretary! Taft n-asn't
around^ati the time."— -Louisville * Cou
rier-Journal. •-.-•">"•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 :'":"->.
. x" ' \u25a0.\u25a0"-...- \u2666c" -';.• ; *'\u25a0\u25a0• $ " " „ -
"Paw-uh! : Do -the' good, die young?"
\u25a0 Soilt. is* said,?. Johnny." t : / '
VWhat do "they.'dle'9f, p'aw-uh?"
* "Oh. I dunhoi^ Starve .to deathM reck
on."r-^Loulsvllle Courier- Journal. '
~£ 'Hick's— I .am'going; to -fflveyou^ajllt
tleiconundrum,"andil/wonder,;that the
newspapers',, haven't »had : It? yet. - :•-'
,
f£'HlcksffWhen a'riian In' a restaurant
cbriiplalnsV to l the ' wal ter^because : the
beef • I >i '\u25a0 tVjuffh, r ;\vhati famous 'English au
thor fdoes.vthffLwaiter.: name > in f "his rc
"ply?-—Somerville.^Journal. ..,;. . . -\u25a0 ,
Hq— Why- did you 'let- George kiss
*you?|||£B£§p3ip% : -~ r_ -\u25a0:.'\u25a0' - ; .
She4-Well, ho was so : nice about it.
He.said-r": , :. \u25a0' . \u25a0 >~Y> - J3MtmKM
i^He-r^fSurely^you \ are - big enough . to
belable];tq|Bay VNo." : \. '-\u25a0"-. '; :-. : -::/ v " '\u25a0.. '\u0084":''
"<* Sher^That's .what I d id say. He ; asked
me if I would be: angryglf|h7e|kl«!3lM3
Gossip in Railway Circles
C. S. Feeof the Southern Pacific an
nounced recently that there would 'be
epocial rates .both' East and West made
during the year of practically one fare
for tlie ;round^trlp; during the ; time of
the Jamestown Exposition, .which will
opien oh April 2« and wiil last till No
vember 30. Special rates will also be
made - for - the American Medical Asso
ciation. Atlantic City; Theatrical Me
chanical Association, St. Louis; Knights
Templar, Saratoga; Young Pcople"s
Christian Union, Boston;- Elks, Phila
delphia; Grand Army reunion, Saratoga;
Eagles,' Norfolk; Imperial Council, Los
Angeles; National Educational Associa
tion, Los Angeles; International Chris
tian Endeavor Association. Seattle, and
Grand Lodge of the Independent Order
of Good Templars, Seattle. Summer ex
cursion tickets will be sold daily June
1 -to September 15," inclusive, from
Eastern territory to San Francisco and
Los Angeles at reduced rate*, namely.
$55 from Cheyenne arid Denver, $S0
from Kansas City. Council Bluffs and
Omaha,; |73 from Chicago, $69 from St.
Louis and New Orleans and correspond
ing-rates from other points. These tick
ets will, bear final return limit of OntOj
ber 31, 1907, and will permit of stop
overs going and returning.
Tie lurched, into Frank ";I-Abens*
office, overturned a chair. Staggered
up to a table and steadied himself by
putting four fingers of a< grimy hand
In an ink well. ••
"I am a hero," he announced briefly.
"A what?" asked Fabens. irritated
at the merriment of his staff.
'"A hiro,"; he , repeated wearily, as if
annoyed •at being asked the . question.
"I averted a terrible wreck on your
line near Gllroy. The conductor
thanked me for my services and in
formed'me that he 'had wired a full
account of my heroic action to Harri
mari, and that I would a reward
commensurate with my services. The
passenger^ also thanked me — thanks,
that was all." ,
"Well," asked Fabens, "why do you
come to me?"
"I came I was directed to
the -general bfflce and because you
would be the \flr«t to be acquainted
with what, Harriman intended to do.
I want no pecuniary reward. I am an
old soldier, besides being a hero. I
fought in thirteen pitched battles ami
twenty-three skirmishes, and I saved
this land for you. I livedat the Sol
diers' Home in Santa Monica, but the
climate of. the south does not agroa
with me, r and so I was walking to fi
home somewhere in Oregon when I
saved this awful loss of life. All I
want is a pass to Oregon— anywhere
In Oregon." • • ~rf!
"I am sorry," began Fabens, '.''but
the interstate commerce act forbids U?
granting a pass. If you show us your
papers we will give you a half rate."
,"A half rate be. sugared!" he yelled
(only he said something different).
"I . have always heard that corpora
tions have no souls.- Now . I am con
vinced. You. .young man. have, a noble
face, a classic countenance, a look of
kindness, and yet you refuse a,hero—
tile savior of hia country — a pass. I
Verse Current in the
Nations Press
THE VILLAGE MERCHANT
UPON the, quiet village' street, •
With slanting stoop and open
door,
Whose panes arc meager for dis
play, • '
Through which scarce shines the light
of : day.
Behold the" simple country store.
About the door are grouped the things
Most useful for the farmer's needs;
Some rakes and hoes, .an ax and spade.
Some kegs of .nails on which are -laid
A box or two of garden seed 3.*
laongr shelves of canned stuffs greet the
eye,
Each counter, too. Is burdened well;
While fruits and spices, coffees, teas,.'
And' scores of other things like ahe9e
Send forth a most inviting smejil.
The merchant.. now a\ man of years.
Behind the counter spends each day,
Or* labors o'er some. musty book
With, slow and scrutlnialng: look •
To keep a Just account alway.
Began hie here when but a boy.
He looks with pride around his store;
No great commercial venture his, .
A simple, honest trade It Ifl— • ,
- Heseeks enough and nothing more.
He ne'er has -been >o: foreign lands.
' Xor yearned his neighbor to »xcel;
In honest toil he's passed his days
In:givlng,yet not asking praise,
" And-- served his township long and
well.
On Sunday he 1* found. at church,
{- The > same, receives his loving care;
A class of trusting . boys is his,
And ,ln the midweek services .
* Hi V voice is heard in song and prayer.
Now, who successful . more than he,
'And who. more. worthy of a name?
No statesman, prophet, bard or sage.
In this -or - any future age ''•
Shall; more deserve enduring fame.
Upon! the quiet, village street
This man has built his monument,.
No^toWer of. stone, a; simple store,
An honest life and .nothing more—
•Wholwould notbe like. him, content?
. —Joe- Cone" in New-; York Sun.
A FANCY. FROM FONTENELLE
The Roae In the garden slipped her bud,
AndJßhe'langrhed, In the pride .of her
_'.v youthful-; blood.' •
As she thought of the Gardener stand
; ing: by — S^BSBKlCHn|n£J9gg
VHe 1*; old — so old! And he soon
must die!"' ,
The full , Rose waxed In the warm June
-' l air. :r/: r / \u25a0.;. * V) ;.,-,.- : \u25a0 \u25a0
Aifd :She spread and spread till her
• ;,. .heart lay, barer; '."- •:...."
Andy she ; ; laughed ; once more as «he
heard his tread—
"He !\u25a0 older now: He will soon be
dead!" '
But the -breeze -of the morning blew,
*." ; and: found: \u25a0 .
That the leaves of the blown Rose
r 'Strewed the ground;, ,
And he came at noon, that Gardener old,
r And ; he i raked 'them gently I \ under the
moid. - ::--. ".;.' HBSBnPhBE
And 'I : * wove the thing? to a random
-i. rhyme ;*\u25a0.','\u25a0 .= " "._
For the llibse •is Beauty; ".he Gardener,"
Tlme.r : ' ; •; >\u25a0
J.-. "" r ~- Au«tlß*'Dobson. ''"--i
THE'- BEST MAN
Oh, give; m«- the; man with the Bun in
\~"",-;~hla'ita,<!*.:?y : ' j . - "-•\u25a0 '.'\u25a0 '.' ' " ,"_
. ; .And>.tHe:Bha."d6wVall l danclngbehlnd;*
Who ; can ? meet!] his > with calm
. - '*"/*>, n<»ss) and; graeei*- \u0084
; And i never, forgets -to .be kind;
For whether, he's, wielding a scepter or
.y^s^ ; ?*<swab,«; ,'.:\u25a0' !">.' - ' " .
I ' have ; faith' ln " the man who's In . love
: - \u25a0'".." with hlS:job., -; ..:. '."..'
\u25a0J ' — Johh'^L. : Shroy in ; Lipplncbtt's. -r
MARCH 47, 1907
came to you hoping to find a haven of
refuse. .and Instead gret the glassy eye
and the marble heart. Farewell, you
product iOf a vicious age.- Never will
1 again. enter a railroad train or a rail
road office." and he stumbled out of the
office. And the young lad j" who takes
dictation! threw open the window* to
rid th»*alr of the smell of alcohol.
H. K.-Orfgory. assistant general pa*,
senger agent of the Santa Fe. received
word yesterday from. Kansas City that
three "cars: of colonists had been de
livered to bis. line, or 120 people, all
of whom were bound for this iJtate.
The dispatch stated that they wera
ticketed for Hanford and Oakland.
The general offices of the. Southern
Pacific were notified yesterday that «00
colonists bound for this city had passed
Ogdenon Friday. •
There will be held either on Monday
or Tuesday a meeting . of the Western
agents of the New York Central lines,
passenger department, when^ Pacific
Coast business will be discussed., .W.
B. Jermoe, general "Western agent of
the New York Central lines. Is already
here, and, Erwin Tears, passenger agent
at Denver, and F. M. Byron, who hold*
a similar position in Los Angeles, are
expected tomorrow. Carleton C. Cran*\
who represents the passenger depart
ment : of the New York Central, -in
speaking of business said: "It I*
heavier than at this time last year, de
spite the. fact that there is no tourist
business in this city." ''
C. F. McWllliams has been appointed
acting general agent of the Great North
ern. Steamship line at' Yokohama, vice
J. S. Van Buren, retired. J. S. Van
Buren. it will be remembered, was for
many yeara the agent of the Pacifle
Mall In Hongkong and last June ac
cepted the agency of the Hill line of
steamer?.
"Translate this. for. me. and bring it
back as soon as It is'done." With these
words a railroad official flung the fol
lowing, dispatch at the new clerk. It
ran thus:
"Secondary,, rotative squalid sport
rooted rowdy sllbbery sable saddled
roundness surmount sneezing royalist."
An hour afterward the official sent
for , the clerk and the dispatch. The
message was found and beside it lay
the resignation of the clerk.
"I: tell you that chap is crazy." he
confided to a fellow worker as he left
the office. The/cipher message was too
great a trial. for his nerves.
The railroads In the State announce
that a rate of one fare for the round
trip will be put into effect between
here and Los Angeles at the time of
the meeting of the National Educa
tional Association In July. The rate
is open to everybody, plua $-. which
goes to the teachers' fund. -
Montgomery SchuyFer. a well known
newspaper man. has published a book
entitled .."Westward the Course of Em
pire," which Is a record of a fast run
across the continent. The book is is
sued at the expense of the Union Pa
cific and ia well written and hand*
somely illustrated.
French Artificial
Silk Industry
SEVERAL manufacturers in and
around ;Lyon are employing art!*
flcial silk in. the manufacture of
light goods for summer wear, and
one company states that the exports to
England. Belgium and the United
States are holding their own and in
some countries arc marked by an im
portant augmentation. It Is being used
in some factories in combination with
the natural silk. In mousseline de
sole the warp is made of natural silk
and the woof of chardonnet, as the
artificial silk is called. In some houses
a 'thread of chardonnet and a thread
of natural silk are passed alternately,
on two different shuttles.
A great difficulty the manufacturers
of goods from artificial silk have had
to contend with le that the stuff could
not stand exposure to dampness or the
least raip. I am told that In blending
the. artificial with the natural article
this difficulty is very largely overcome.
It : is also. said that by. combining a
thread of chardonnet with a thread of
natural silk the former adds a very
desirable brilliancy to the finished ma
terial, which adds to Its value as used
In laces, passementerie, mousselines.
ribbons, gauzes and anything used in
trimming. •
new article called chifollneis. a
species of goods manufactured from
erin de chardonnet. is used very, largely
in the trimmings of ladies' \u25a0 hats. . All
the milliners In France use it. and one
firm In Lyon has orders for it for six
months . ahead.
The .works in Besancon. which had
dismissed many of their employes -on
account of a period of depression, have
n<vwj.been working on full 'time for a
month 'or. more and giving employment
to 1300 to 2000 men. Th«y export their
goods to all. the countries in Europe
except Germany, where an arrange
ment has' been entered into with the
German company by which the French
company will not invade their market.
The stock In: this French company,
which had fallen very low, has been
marked by a steady rise and is now
quoted at SOO per cent above "par. It
Is ; reported In Lyon that an effort . to
establish a mill In the -United States
for the; manufacture of chardonnet silk
has been abandoned on account of the
high wages paid to American working
men. > The manufacturers here say that
It is more profitable to pay the 30 per
cent duty, than to put up works there
and /pay the high wages to American
worklngmen.
Grizzlies Lassoed in
Pioneer Days
THB present generation of Callfor
nlans knows little of nothing of a
phase of strenuous life practiced
on this coast bY the old vaqueros
In the early days. It'll* a matter of
common report* that fifty years ago.
when Southern California was one vast
stock ranch, the roptngr * and .taking
alive of the grltily bear wa» not an
unusual feat >and was sometimes ac
complished by: a single man. We have
all.heard'of ltiln a vague -way, but
know; nothing' of the detaU of the cir
cumstances a whlch*jsurrounded such oc
currences.^^^ : ~
'luta^lends .an-eepecial interest to
an account" of 'such: a /capture written
by of "the actors In it— Hancock
M.'r Johhston-^-which appeared 'in' the
New York Forest and Stream of Janu
ary 1 2." '.The 1 scene of> the capture 'of
four grizzlies "and the subsequent bull
flgh t 'was th e San Pascual ranch," where
the t flourishing^ city,: of ; Pasadena "now
.•stands.^ The article is ; vividly .written
and to a Calif ornlan is most "Interest-
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