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WEDNESDAY
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The San Francisco Call
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MR. CALHOUhTS CONTINUED ABSENCE
MR. PATRICK CALHOUN ought to be in San Francisco.
The climate is pleasant, although sometimes damp. The
society is good and millionaires are plenty. This is the open
season. Mr. Calhoun has large interests here that call for
his personal attention. He spent some time in this city during the
period, of the first flurry of rehabilitation after the fire. How much
of his attention was given to the procurement of the overhead
trolley franchise by the United Railroads is not known, but there;
are some people here who have the right to be informed. Mr.
Calhoun owes it to himself to come out and explain. It would be
much more genteel to come here voluntarily than under the annoy
ing and impertinent persuasion of a subpena. We assume, of
course, that Mr. Calhoun is not dodging subpenas, and we cherish
or. at least, are willing to entertain a hope that he has nothing
to conceal.
For the present this hope is chiefly based on Mr. Calhoun's
indignant question which pointed to his social recognition of Mayor
Schmitz as evidence of innocence, incorporated and otherwise. "Do
you suppose,"' asked the president of the United Railroads* "that I
would have invited to my house a man whom I knew to be a
bribe-taker?"' Mr. Calhoun might do well to come here and answer
his own question. The Grand Jury knows that Schmitz is a bribe
taker, and there are others in San Francisco very close to Mr.
Calhoun who know it. If the president of the United Railroads
has been kept in ignorance of the fact he has been grossly deceived
imposed upon by members of his incorporated household. He
las been stung by his pet viper, or vipers.
Mr. Calhoun is afflicted by an unfortunate habit of procrastina
tion, which is the thief of time. Once when there was question of a
strike on the street car system, which had been brewing for weeks,
everybody concerned was asked to wait until Mr. Calhoun arrived.
He appeared to be impressed with the belief that the battle could not
go on without his presence. Indeed, he permitted matters to come
to the verge of a strike before he managed to put in an appearance.
As an absentee owner, San Francisco owes but little consideration
to the president of the United Railroads, because the city has usually
lad but little consideration, except of the long-distance kind,
(*rom him.
Possibly, Mr. Calhoun is a believer in the doctrine of vicarious
atonement or, peradventure. he is afflicted with wicked partners.
If that is true he owes it to himself to come here by the first train
and expose the villains who ha\e traded on his innocence. From
the tone of indignant virtue carried by his question about Schmitz
ive had hoped to see him here a week ago; but, alas! he tarries by
:he way. His indignation has grown cold and his virtue is of the
variety that improves by keeping — in sooth, an acquired taste.
The facts are simple: The Grand Jury is in possession of evi
dence that a very large sum of money was paid in the way of bribes
to the Supervisors for the grant of the overhead trolley franchise
to the United Railroads. That much is known positively from the
indictments on file. If that money was paid without Mr. Calhoun's
knowledge or consent, his indignant virtue will find its fittest func
tion in exposing and dismissing the rascals and helping to bring
them to justice. If the bribes were paid with his knowledge and
by his order, then he is guilty of felony. Moreover, he .can learn
much to his advantage in this city that may preserve him from
future social contamination by Schmitz. If he keeps away we
shall begin to suspect that he is a hypocrite as well as other things.
THE "LOS ANGELES SPIRIT"
IT is distressing when an ideal or an idol — they are sometimes
closely related — is shattered by the hammer of circumstance.
Long time Los Angeles has assumed an air of the superior person
lecturing San Francisco as the city wicked and not ashamed.
With a pious snuffle we were bidden to imitate the example of Los
Angeles and get inoculated with the Los Angeles spirit.
Now it seems that certain of the godly L«s Angeles folk, the
shining lights and exponents of the Los Angeles spirit, have been
bribing their way to franchises in San Francisco and Oakland,
debauching the morals of the bay cities. The conclusion is com
pelled that these thrifty franchise buyers began their career of
crime at home, and as nobody in that favored city has raised any
objection, it appears that the Los Angeles spirit is to condone suc
cessful bribery and preach at the neighbors.
THE POLITICAL FLOWER GARDEN
THE Presidential candidate blooms in the spring. He is a
hardy biennial, planted in an off year and fruiting or proving
barren the following summer. Just now, like the daffydown
dillics and the crocuses and other modest flowers, he is peep
ing from the sodden earth and pleading for notice by a heed
! less world.
There is our ancient and versatile friend, Charles Warren Fair- 1
! banks. No longer does he appear in the character.of Vice President^
of the United States. He desires now to be recognized as Farmer!
- Fairbanks, and is heard all across the continent complaining that
I the wicked railroads will not give him cars to move the hogs and
i hominy that he raised in Illinois. There is always corn in Egypt.
'Mr. Fairbanks has a farm in Illinois and a boom in Indiana. T/he
railroads are helping the boom and hurting the farm. Horse
and horse. '
. Uncle Joe Cannon is more or less enjoying a life on the ocean
J wave in process of quarantine. He makes friends with the ladies
EDITORIAL PAGE
and will dance a jig on deck on small provocation. He is only
70 years young, God bless him.
"Big Bill" Taft is Roosevelt's pet candidate, but he seems to
lose rather than gain by the association. He would be stronger
by himself. The second fiddle does not make the right kind of
noise to impress a "^tiff-necked people. Everybody likes Taft, but
we are not sure whether we want him administered in the shape of
medicine by the doctor. Roosevelt is the doctor.
Then we have the group of Governors. There is Hughes of
New York, Cummins of lowa and Deneen of Illinois — all good men.
There is but one man in the Senate who is in the running, and
that is La Follette.
It is anybody's race unless Roosevelt decides to run for a
third term. ;.
GOVERNOR GILLETT did well to refuse his signature for
I the Whitmore bill, relative to water rights and designed chiefly
\T to complicate the situation on the upper Tuolumne River.
The Governor has not stated his reasons for this refusal, but;
i it is natural to suppose that he was largely influenced by the uncer
tain wording of the amendment, which, as has been heretofore
pointed out, invited litigation.
The bill was vicious in another way, because jit was based on
an idea that San Francisco desires to do injustice to the Modesto
and Turlock irrigation districts. No such disposition exists in San
Francisco, and, it may be added, no such power. The bill, in a
word, may be regarded as a malignant endeavor to create sectional
feeling that must work to the mutual injury of two qommunities. : £
San Francisco can do the irrigation districts valuable service,
and the districts can help this city to a competent water supply.
There is plenty of water in the Tuolumne River for both parties,
but as long as the irrigation districts hold back in the traces the
greater part of this water will run to waste or do positive injury in
such destructive floods as we are now witnessing. When the time
comes, as it must come before long, that all the Sierra streams are
restrained by great impounding dams near the headwaters, the
flood situation in the valleys will be greatly relieved.
The construction of la great reservoir at the headwaters of the
Tuolumne will give^the Modesto and Turlock districts sufficient
water for irrigation in* the fall. Their rights in that regard may
be secured by some form of contract that may require ratification
by the Legislature. The matter should be approached in a business
way, having regard for the rights of all parties interested,, and with
a view to securing mutual Benefits by friendly negotiation arid
There. are many Americans who think the Deweys' decision to
give up the presentation house came nine years too late.
The New York Senate is willing to accept Attorney General
Jackson's corruption charges as a joke, but refuses to view Senator
Davis' demands for the proofs as other than an irreparable breach
of Senatorial courtesy. . '":;"
As chairwoman of the house committee, Miss Marbury has
attempted to restrict cigarettes and highballs to designated and
inconspicuous rooms in the New Colony. Women's Club. And New
York society hastens to admit that Miss Marbury is pa.sse. •
In the Joke World
First Critic (after a distressing duet
between the tenor and the soprano) —
The poor conductor did all he could to
put them in harmony.
Second Critic- — Of course, but he had
an Impossible task. They are husband
and wife. — Caricaturista.
"Say. paw."
"Well, son?" ::: :< :< .-:
«• "What's the difference between a
pessimist and an optimist?"
"An optimist always has money, my
son. Run along." — Milwaukee Sentinel.
Caesar had thrice refused the crown.
"I was always trained as, a child to
refuse the third piece of cake," he ex
plained. ».
Thus we see how great habits- may'
be Implanted In Infancy. — New York
Sun.
McAllister Street Is in
Need of Attention
EDITOR San Francisco Calir
Sir: McAllister street is torn
up and in an awful condition.
' Storekeepers are much incon
venienced, as teamsters are using the
sidewalks for their wagons. We know
this, is not right, but do not know
where to make complaint. The police
do not seem to care to Interfere. The
sidewalks are very poor at any time,
and making , roadways of them surely
will not Improve them.. Is there no
law against this? Besides paying-high
rents, do we have to stand everything?
Respectfully, mMUBBKSSSgffffS^
RICHARD CORN, ,
7«l McAllister street, '
San Francisco. CaL
Thank the Lord
THE TUOLUMNE WATER RIGHTS
NOTE AND COMMENT
Answers to Queries
DIVORCED—O. W. W.. Auburn, Cal.
If your wife left you In 1396, went to
the State of Washington, and there ob
tained a divorce from you and has
since married, that certainly freed 'you
so that you can marry again, if you
want to.
BASEBALL— C. F. J., Napa, Cal. A
communication to the secretary of the
Pacific Coast Baseball League, directed
to San Francisco, Cal., southwest cor
ner of O'Farrell and Fillmore streets,'
will reach him. - /
SEATTLE— G. W. D.. Santa Rosa,
Cal. The census of 1900 placed the
population of Seattle, Wash., : at 80,
.671. The Mayor of that city at the
close of 1906 declared' that the popula
tion at that time \was estimated' at
200.000. , v -
Kick Out the Boodlers
and Keep Bribe Money
EDITOR CALL— Sir: It seems to
me that the money paid , for
franchises' and privileges to the
of our Municipal'
Government belongs to the city and Its
Citizens, and should be returned by fines
of the guilty parties; equal ; to ». the
amounts received ; by > each recreant offi
cer,- under duress until paid, in full. The
disgorging Is the^ most painful-punish
ment - that- can 'be.- Inflicted,^and'-s the
whole .; guilty coterie 'should Ibe 'im
peached * and , kicked -i out * of < office > ? at
once and a new set of officers appointed
by the. courts./; The VAugean rstables
should; be cleaned as coon as possible
and an election called. Leniency, in this
case is a condoning of the crimes, and
Gossip of the Doings of
Railroad Men
S. F. Booth of the Union Pacific ob
served yesterday that the city and the
State must be In a prosperous condi
tion or else his office would not be sell
ing so many tickets to Europe.
"We have been ticketing a very large
number of San Francisco people to the
old world besides many from the In
terior, and we have been embarrassed
in securing the necessary space on the
big Cunarders during the summer
months. Already we have had to turn
over some of the business to other
lines. It also surprises me to learn
how attractive the Dublin Exposition
Is to San Francisco people. There are
a number of prominent clergymen
booked for the trip. Cheap rates will
be in effect on certain days In May,
June and July. The round trip will be
$203.15 for first-class rail and second
cabin steamer. . The westbound busi
ness, pao, is heavy. You know last
year we thought we would be doing
well this year If we succeeded in sell
ing the same number of tickets for
Europe, but this year the sales are 25
per cent greater than last year."
The Southern Pacific has Issued a new
Oregon rate sheet which 1^ said by
railroad men to be the best that has
been published by a railroad company.
It is so well arranged that It can be
understood b"y the veriest tyro In rate
sheets. The principal towns In all the
States are given, and opposite the name
of each town the different railroads by
which It can be reached. Any person
examining the rate sheet can select
his own lines without trusting to a
clerk to do the routing.
, Charles Clifford, who was for many
years with the Union Pacific and. re
cently traffic manager of the Pacific
Hardware Company, haa resigned and
will be succeeded by J. C. Settle, who
was formerly chief clerk for S. N. Bost
wlck, assistant general freight agent
of the Southern Pacific
J. C. Stone, district freight and pas
senger agent of the Southern Pacific
at Sacramento^ la in the city.
"I was In Los Angeles recently, and
I had a cold Just as I have now." whis
pered E. E. Calvin, general manager
of the Southern Pacific, yesterday, "and
to add to the pleasure of losing my
voice I had a dreadful toothache, so
I went to a dentist and told him In as
loud a voice as I could muster to draw
out the tooth.
"'All right,' whispered back the den
tist, 'as yon .-don't want anybody to
know, I'll be very quiet about it.'"
General Superintendent W. S. Pal
mer of the Southern Pacific places all
the blame on the teamsters for not
clearing the local yards of freight. He
said yesterday: "If the teamsters
would unload the cars that are set out
for them to unload, the work would be
advanced and everybody -be benefited.
But if we set out forty cars for them,
they will tell us that those are not the
cars they are looking for, but they
want others. We cannot be forever
shifting cars to suit the humors of In
dividual teamsters."
There are altogether 2965 cars In Ban
Francisco and vicinity, awaiting to be
unloaded. These are distributed as fol
lows: In the city, 14&1; Oakland, 619;
western division, 314: coast division.
711. On the team track, on Monday,
ready for unloading, there were 395 cars,
of which only fifty-five were unloaded.
On Saturday 238 cars were unloaded In
the city yards.. Of these sixty-four
were unloaded by Southern Pacific em
ployes. . At this rate it would require
twelve days; to clean the [ yards with
out receiving additional freight.. -On
Monday the company began to move
tied-up freight west. It; is estimated
that there are 3400 cars at Sparks
billed for the coast.
Agent . Hardy, who was Instructed by
W. ',&.' Palmer to keep- an account of
the- number; of teams that are unload
ing, made the following report lor
Saturday: Between the hours of 8 and
9, 15, teams; 9 and 10. 17; 10 and 11,
17; 11 and 12. 12;12 and 1. 2; land 2,
15; 2 and 8, 16: 3 and 4, 14; 4 and 5,
9, or a 'total of 130. Hardy says the
number given; every hour cannot be
accurate, as some teams take more
than": one hour to unload, and neces
sarily they were counted twice.
H. W. . Porter, who has _been a rate
clerk In. the Omaha office of the Union
PaclfljjM«.has been selected by S. F.
Booth, > who looks ; after the passenger
department „of r : the Union Pacific on
this coast, succeed Theodore Jacobs
as ticket agent in this city. ?
„',-. The Southern Pacific reports that 600
colonists ; were : scheduled ,' to , arrive In
the /. city i.~ yesterday. A? .The v; difficulties
along.: the " line have ; had : something ' to
do with the diminution in the Immigra
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C.' M. Burkhalter. district freight and
passenger, agent : of ; the ;•• Southern .Pa
cific .; at , Fresno, fis:• In \ the'- city. \ Burk
halter says s there has been no trouble
in (Fresno county, from heavy: rain. 1 ;
to allow the looters toistay "In office
and ? keep' their bribe swag— the) laugh
of sucha farce would be upon the pros-"
ecutlon and -the; people. - .•\u25a0:;
gl!*BawlgßgjBig . DAVID 8. JAMES.
San Francisco. March 23.
The Smart Set
Much interest will doubtless attach
to the following bit of news from the
Paris edition of the New York Herald
in regard to' the marriage of Richard
McCreery, who Is so well known here:
"The marriage of Lady Grey Eger
ton to Mr. Richard McCreery took
place at St. Michael's Church, Off ham.
It was celebrated by the Rev. F. Fra
ser. Among the intimate friends en
tertained to luncheon at 14 Hallam
street, Portland place, were: The Earl
and Countess of .Wilton, Muriel, Vis
countess Helmsley, Sir Lewis and Lady
Molesworth. the Hon. Mrs. Williams,
Lord Claud Hamilton, the Earl of Kin
tore, the Hon. Mrs. Johnstone, Mrs.
Wayne Cuyler. mother of the bride;
Mrs. McCreery. Mr. and Mrs. Walter
McCreery. Mr. Craig Wadsworth and
others. On returning from the Riviera
Lady Grey Efferton and Mr. McCreery
will proceed to Marfleld Park. Brack
nell, which they have taken."
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Martin, who are
at present In Paris, will pass the sum
mer at Newport, where they have tak
en a five-year lease on a villa at Ochre
Point, Mrs. Martin's mother and sister,
airs. Charles M. Oelrlchs and Miss
Blanche Oelrlchs. will leave for Europe
on April 18 and will visit tbe Martins
for a time In Paris.
Miss Frances McKlnstry, who has
been in the hospital for a fortnight,
where she underwent a slight opera
tion, is decidedly better and Is able to
return to her home, to the delight of
her friends.
Dr. and Mrs. Henry Klersted. the lat
ter of whom was formerly Mis Edith
Mcßean, are still at St. Michael,
Alaska, where Dr. Klersted has been
stationed for some time, and they will
probably remain there until next fall.
Dr. Kiersted has been granted three
months' leave, to take effect as soon as
he arrives In the United States, and
their friends are rejoicing that they
will probably make a lengthy stay
here with Mrs. Klersted's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. McG. Mcßean. \ ; ;
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain.
who spent two or three weeks here, re
turned last week to Santa Barbara,
where they are sojourning Indefinitely.
Miss Cora Smedberg is spending sev
eral days In town as the guest of
friends.
Miss Marian Huntlngton has re
turned to town after a week's stay at
Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Mr. and Mrs. George Gardiner, the
latter of whom was formerly Miss
Edith Findley, will arrive in Califor
nia next month from Cleveland. Ohio,
where they have made their home since
their marriage about three years ago.
To the delight of their many friends
In San Francisco, there is a strong
probability that they will remain here
permanently. Mr. Gardiner is thinking
of engaging in business b#re and.
should his plans not change, they will
make their home In, San Francisco.
Mrs. Thomas Magee Pr. has taken
the Harker cottage in Mill. Valley for,
several months and will go over about
Curacao Suffers From
the Lack of Rain
GONSUL E. N. CHENEY reports
that the /West Indian island of Cu
racao has been passing through a
business depression from causes
which he explains as follows:
"Not more than one Inch a month of
rain has fallen in four years, and fully
half of that was inside of two months.
The latter part of 1905 the ground be
came almost destitute of water. Num
bers of cattle, sheep, goats and donkeys
died of starvation or thirst. Much hay
was brought from New York, but its
cost was too great to carry far into the
Interior. Tbe owners of stock had no
money; there was no farming, and gar
dening was reduced to the lowest point
ever known, being confined only to vi
cinities of a few wells with windmills
attached.
"Continued business depression in
Venezuela has also affected Curacao.
There has been a further drop in price
of real estate; upon more and more of
it the bank haa been obliged to fore
close, till the bank itself Is land poor.
Fortunately, during 1905 the straw-hat
business took new life. The whole Isl
and—men, women and children — seem
to have gone to braiding hats. The
Government opened a school of Instruc
tion, and many well-to-do ladles learned
the art. that they might teach the
poor. Attention was given to the finer
grade of hats, and the product for 1905
was approximately valued at $125,000.
"Imports continue to be about one
half from the United btates and It will
be hard to improve on that condition,
as every great country in Europe has
lines of 6teamers touching here; be
sides. many x classes of European goods
are cheaper and credits are longer.
What Is greatly desired Is a parcels
post, which would let a variety of small
parcels of, American products into tbe
islands by mall.
"An American company was organ
ized in 1905 to secure the guano depos
its in the west of the islands, but found
them very disappointing in amount. It
has already suspended work. Another
American company secured rights in
certain phosphate lands in the east
end, extensively worked a shaft for
some months, which promised well,
built a good railroad half way to take
the products to tide water, tbe rajls
being already on the ground, and then
suddenly suspended operations.
"In order to make the colony more
self-supporting \u25a0 and less expensive to
the Netherlands Government, a gradu
ated income tax was imposed for the
first time in 1905. Air incomes of J2500
or more are assessed."
Japan Gaining Rapidly
in Foreign Trade
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\u25a0 i - - HE returns of Japanese foreign
I trade. for the first ten months of
"I 1906, Just issued by the consulate
\u25a0' "• general of Japan in London, show
that the total commerce amounted to
$337,718,553, a* compared with $329,
048.856 in the corresponding period of
1905,. an Increase of about ,3 per' cent.
: The exports advanced from $123,461,
644 to $164,022,949, and the imports
feir from .$205,587,725 to $173,695,604.
Something of a decrease was naturally
to be looked for, comments the London
Financial Times, as the comparison is
still's largely with a period '/suffering
fromvthe effects; of th-e; war, when im :
ports! were abnormal; and exports were
restricted by the contraction In the In
dustrial outputJ^^SsatttßWßßHlSSßa
The chief declines in the Imports are
$13,305,011 in raw cotton. $9,193,524 in
rice,: and , $5,1 52,650 : in leather. - On - the
other/ hand :. sugar, an article the use
of ';, which ' reflects an / Improvement :, In
the general condition of the population,
has Increased $5,048,506.. -Practically,
all the "export .groups exhibit an ad
vance. Silk goods have gone , up $15,
162,904. cottons have increased $1,906.-
MARCH 27, 19a/
the end of April. She will have as her
guest during much of the summer Miss
Sallfe Maynard, who has recently re
turned from a week's stay at the May
nard ranch.
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Miss Marl© Rose Deane, who has re
cently returned to town after a stay
of some months in Berkeley, will leave
within a few weeks for the East,
where she will be during the summer
months.
Captain William O. Haan. U. S. A.,
and Mrs, Haan, who are so well known
and popular here and who have been
In Cuba for the past few months, will
leave shortly for the United States.
Captain Haan has been relieved from
duty in Cuba. There is a rumor to the
effect that he will be ordered to San
Francisco, and the many friends of the
couple are hoping that It may prove
true.
Captain John B. Metcalf will tear*
on Saturday for a trip to Honolulu-
Mr, and Mrs. Edward Mao hay«
taken a cottage in Mill Valley and ex
pect to go over shortly to sp«nd the
summer.
• *
General Gordon Is at present so
journing In Los Angeles.
Personal Mention
T. E. Klein Jr. of San Mateo Is at
the Majestic.
D. Stanton of Nevada Is registered
at the Jefferson.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Chafey of Gold
field are at the Imperial.
Louis Prince, a raining man-of Gold
field, is staying at the Dorchester.
E. H. Wlnahlp, a prominent resident
of Xapa, and his wife, are at the
Hamlin.
Ex-Governor Henry T. Gage arrived
in this city from Los Angeles yesterday
and registered at the Majestic.
William Helntzelman, superintendent
of the repair shops of the Southern
Pacific at Sacramento, is at the Im- -
periaL
Mr. and Mrs. Smith Crowder of Los
Mollnos, accompanied by Miss Shell
barger of Decatur, IIL, are at the St.
Francis.
Robert A. Pinkerton. head of the
well-known detective agency, is stay
ing at the St. Francis during his visit
to the coast.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Mltcher.
prominent residents of Washington, D.
C. accompanied by Miss Mitcher and
Miss Irene Hare, are at the Jefferson.
J. K. Ohl of ' Washington, D. C, for
several years correspondent of New
York papers at the capital, and who
has been at the Hamlin, left yesterday
for the Orient on the Doric.
Hiram C. Smith, former president of
the Pacific Lumber Company, who has
large interests In timber lands In Du
rango, Mexico, is In the city and is
staying with his family at the Majes
tic Annex.
Verse Current in Press
of the Nation
IN THE CATHEDRAL
THE window is of gold, and angels
in it throng.
And "white wings throb, and faces
are upturned in song:
The faces shine with light, sweet
light for which I long —
And then I turn to her who with me
gazes on the angel faces.
And lo! the glory, too. in her sweet face
Above the altar stands a pure, white
angel, tall.
With outspread wings, and from whose
hands sweet blessings fall;
"O bless me also, dearest angel." low
I call;
And then I turn where she I love Is
resting 'neath the angel's blessing.
And lo! the blessing, too. In her deep
eyes doth rest.
And I am blest.
There Is a great, blue window, and a
beam of light
Floats through and lingers on the
angel's hair, where bright
The A face glows 'mid the de«p'nlng
0 shadows of the night.
And then I turn where she, adoring.
prayeth to the angel soaring.
And lo! the light hath kissed her hair,
and she doth own
The angel's crown.
And now the light Is slowly fading.
One last smile
Of love the angel sheds. I linger on a
while.
If only from that face one glance 1
might beguile:
And then I turn where she is leanlni
toward the angel beaming,
And lo! the love which from the ange.
fills the place
Is In her face.
— Fred'k Lynch, in the Independent.
WINTER ON RESERVATION
The pinon trees are burled deep
Beneath a pall of snow;
The ponies huddle close, like sheep.
And stand with heads dropped low.
Beneath the naked, tossing trees.
Down where the river bends.
Are tepees, lashed by every breexe
The king of winter sends.
No storm-proof hides of buffalo
But canvas homes are they.
And icy winds and sifting snow
Force entrance, night and day.
About each tiny tepee fire
The shivering children creep.
As grisly shapes e'er clutching higher
Tbe chill black shadows leap.
And, whistling loud, with mocking
screams,
A train goes whirling past— .
A Jibe at those who must, it seems,
Reap woe unto the last!
• ; .—Denver. Republican. "
THE LONDONER'S LOVE
Gray, grimy London, dearer far to m*
Than snowy Alp or blue Tyrrhenian
Sea,
Despite the clangor of thy throngint,
ways —
Despite the shadow of thy murkj
naze— ' .
'Spite the slow growth of suburb, peo
pling o'er
And the long miles that stretch from
. place to place-
Landscape once fair, that shall be so
no more —
'Spite every grievance that's against
thee hurled,
There is no second London in tbe
world I
— Westminster
«94. lacquered, porcelain and earthen
ware are *1, 407.877 better, and coal Is
$677,418^0 the good. Another notable
Increase is $3,805,115 In copper ship
ments.
The total trade for October amounted
to : $40,723,845. as compared w|u $33»»
462,201. a gain of 43 per cant.

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