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SATURDAY
The San Francisco Call
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UPHOLDING OF DEVLIN PRIMARY REGISTRATION
LAW A VICTORY FOR REFORM
THE action of the supreme court in the primary registration
case was painfully disappointing to the machine politicians.
By its opinion, sustaining the validity of the Devlin registra
tion law, the court greatly simplified the work of political
refocni in California.
The Call earnestly advocated the passage of the Devlin bill
providing a partisan registration law. Its enactment was a long step
in the right directi6n. That the supreme court would declare it
unconstitutional was the hope of every political trickster and the
belief of some of the legislators who helped enact it. The Call
congratulates the court and the. people of California upon a decision
which indicates that the rules of law and a sense of justice rather
than of political expediency control the acts of the court of last
resort in this state. . ;
The Devlin law is good law and wholly equitable. Its pro
visions are simple. Under it electors who wish to participate in
the selection of delegates to partisan conventions must, at the. time
ofsregistration, give formal notice of their partisan affiliations.- The
primary election is and must be a partisan function. The required
declaration of partisan affiliation works no injustice upon the voter.
It is but an evidence of good faith and an insurance of the preserva
tion of party integrity.
The republican voter has no more right to participate in the
selection of democratic delegates and democratic candidates than
has an unbidden guest to a seat at a family dinner table. Unfor
tunately, prior to the enactment of the Devlin law the bona fide
partisan was at the mercy of the corrupt political manipulator and
the "unscrupulous voter who was willing to help elect bad dele
gates to the conventions of opposition parties. In all populous cen
ters unprotected by such enactments as the Devlin law it has been
the practice of minority politicians to organize voters of their parties
for the purpose of packing majority party primaries. In. San Fran
cisco members of the union labor and democratic parties have par
ticipated habitually in the republican primaries. The result has
been that republican conventions were in no sense representative
of the republican rank and file.
But the Devlin law has a greater intrinsic value than as a
mere protector of intermediary primary elections. It is the accom
plishment of the second great step toward the direct primary elec
tion goal to which the people of California are marching steadily.
Enemies of direct primary reform in eastern states . have
bitterly fought registration laws like the Devlin act, on the ground
that they were in violation of the constitutional guaranty of a secret
ballot. This argument should fall of its own weight, but it has
served admirably the purposes of the practical politicians, whose
deathknell rings by the enactment of direct pri
mary laws. Such registration is essential to the best form of
direct primary law. The- one weak spot in the Wisconsin law is
the result of failure to/incorporate a partisan registration para
graph. Fortunately for* the honest partisans .of California, the
supreme court has leveled one of the worst obstacles in the way
of ultimate realization of the election reform, which will wrest the
political control' of the state from Herrin and his crew and give
THE STATE AND THE HARBORS
•jmORMER GOVERNOR PARDEE- has declared himself as
I-J unalterably opposed to state control of the Oakland water
J^: front, for the reason that the Southern Pacific controls the
state. The fact upon which Dr. Pardee bases his argument
is sufficiently established. The former governor says the \hing
that is when he charges that the Southern Pacific dominates -the
government of the state; he knows -what he is talking about.\ But
that is not a sufficient reason for stripping the state of its proper
functions, among which is the control and administration of its
harbors. The logical conclusion from such a premise is not that
the harbors should be- taken or kept out of the hands of the state,
but that the state should be taken out of the hands of the Southern
Pacific. Dr. Pardee's facts are all right, but his theory is all wrong.
As to Dr. Pardee's charge that th« appointment of a senate
committee to look into the needs of the state's harbors was part
of a grabbing scheme' for the benefit of the Southern Pacific and,
the. Western Pacific, it is not borne out by the record. That .com
mittee, which was lately- in session here, was created at the insistent
request and as a result of the labors of the= California Promotion
committee, whose representatives met with little encouragement
when they first went to Sacramento demanding - that something
be done toward the development by the state of the state's harbors.
Moreover, the action of the promotion committee was the imme
diate fruit of an entirely representative convention, the counties
convention held in San Diego last year. And, furthermore, the
committee of holdover senators which. will report to the next.legis
lature in favor of the expenditure by the state of many millions
of dollars upon harbor improvements is not dominated by corpora
tion men; it is distinctly a good committee, though we arc- quite
prepared to admit that it would be better if its membership included
some representative of Alameda county. \u25a0 -» • "
What Dr. Pardee desires for Oakland harbor, is that it. shall
be kept open to as many railroads as # may be induced .to seek
terminals on San Francisco bay, and not -fenced off for the, accdmr
modation of the roads now using and preparing to use 'it So far
The Call is in full accord with the ex-governor^ But -we disagree
EDITORIAL PAGE
with him widety when it comes to method. Oakland harbor is not
merely for Oakland. San Francisco harbor is not merely for San
Francisco. All the state's harbors are for all the state . and for
all the vessels and all the railroads that want to use them. Very
likely prosperous Oakland could build: and equip its water front
in the best, most modern and most costly manner, but that burden
should not fall upon Oakland- alone. It belongs to the state, as do
the benefits. It would be a poor policy, -indeed, which would cut
up the control of the harbors of California among the municipali
ties adjacent to them. It would be an absurd denial of the prin
ciples of ; commence and of state; government, according to which
the harbors are deemed to be tlie. concern, of the entire com
monwealth. \u25a0\u25a0.'-;\u25a0 -.. : ;/ r — ", ;"/':-'; "/':-'^ f - •\u25a0'-• '' >0 '"\u25a0
. But we think. Dr. v Pardee. can^. easily? jbe made" to see ;tlie error
of his ways. He means right and he will; doubtless, do right if he
will let the light #of Mr.,Rufus P.* Jennings" shine upon the dark
places. of his understanding. We shall; leave to . Mr! 'Jennings the
task of converting Dr.: Pardee to the promotion. committee's\harbor
gospel, which is sound gospel, with no Southern Pacific heresy in it.
THE first election of a legislative body for the Philippines
appears to have resulted in a striking victory for the nation
alists. The platform of this party was outlined at the time of
its organization -in April and is thus summarized:
On Sunday, morning, April 28, was officially launched -the nationalist
party. There were five speeches at the. meeting, three in, Spanish and. two
m Tagalog; and among the speakers were Dr. Gomez, former leader of the
urgent independists; Dr. Lukban,- former leader of the immediate inde
pendists, an<rßafael del Pan, former leader of the union independists. The
speakers protested that they are not hostile to America — not to its language,
,r.or .its schools, nor its ideas, nor? its government. They declare that they
will not bury the aspirations of ;thtir people, but that. they will, inside the
law and by every honorable means, "strive to achieve the independence of
their country and that they expect; to win it \yith the help and under the
guidance of the United States.. . . ' . .
There is nothing alarming in all this ;and it. appears to~be a
strictly parliamentary program, but it is' a significant fact that
Dominador Gomez and Dr. Lukban, who are leaders of the party,
were both tried for sedition' by the' American authorities some
years ago. ' . ... . \ >.'
The other party, the progressionists or federals^' support the
present^government. - The three native, commissioners are federal
ists and most of the government employes,are of th£ same \u25a0political
faith, at least by profession if, jiot Mn fact. V<" ' ;^f . '
\u25a0 The newly elected body, known iasVtlie rassenibiy, rwill pracli
cally constitute the lower, house _ of .^legislature; for the . islands
and the Philippine commission 1 'will! be the uppernhouse. The
prospect for harmony between ;the''. two bodies-is -not very bright.
But the - lower house will doubtlessf furnish^ah to blow off.
tropical steam. The genius- ;of - American ' : statesmanship has
created anew cave* of the winds. ; '-— -" ; v~ •
T. C-'THden* of Boston .'is : staying ;at
the Hamlin. -'.-. ; - ; ' : ' :?>'••; "
J. P. Shaw.of Carson City. Is a guest
at the Majestic, s '\u25a0-/:.
H. W. Brewer^ Lakeportls staying
at the Jefferson: : . . f
F. D. Parker of \ Kansas City Is stay
ing at the Majestic. . , %
O. W. Cartwrlght of Fresno Is stay
ing at the Dorchester. .
• Charles F. HlrshVof Coronado Is; a
guest at the -Fairmont. -' /"ri \u25a0'\u25a0;.•
John S. Wilson of Marysville arrived
at the Hamlin yesterday. •• ; . ; .-:.- i
• George W. Gains of Philadelphia is
a guest at the Dorchester.. , \u0084 V
J. R. Garnett, a merchant of. Willows,
Is staying at the^ Baltimore. \u25a0\u25a0--'
H. E. Doolittle 'atid wlf e : are";"a*t ; the
St. Francis from* San Dl ego. . -
W. J. Curtis arrived at . the Savoy
yesterday from ; Sftn ;Ber'nardino.'v
Joseph CA Todd \u25a0of Long V Island ' ar
rived at the Majestic yesterday.
' W. T. Hood and ' f amilyof * Los -An
geles are guests at the Majestic.
' W. D. , Bridges* arrived: at the 'j Dor-.
Chester yesterday, from Los Angel ea.
George Calvert; and .Miss; Calvert of
Los Angeles are ( staying at the : Savoy.
'• Ts.' D. Bowles, ; &i mining; man • - f roiri
Goldfleld, is a guest at the Baltimore.
J. C .Balrdf'of. Redding^and S. «C.
Balrd of Long Beach are guests at the
Sayoy^ - .••-.. --.--- \u25a0 - \u25a0• / --\u25a0•-...!
A NEW CAVE OF THE WINDS
Personal Mention
. ; ,W., T. Raw -arrived New . York
yesterday and : registered : at the St.'
James. . ' / ; ' -
Theodore ~ Dosch ' ) arid.- wife arrived
from '-Portland 1 yesterday and are'
guests at the; Jefferson. . ;T '
. J. B. Alexander.-- C. Selig-man and
wife and C. H. Meredith of Los Angeles
are registered at the Fairmont.
J. Ross Clark, vice ' president of the
Salt Lake road, arrived from Los An
geles yesterday and Is; atthe St
Francis. .. . .. * -.v;
] Mrs. Wlckwlre— lf , you go first, you
will; wait .for; me> on the other shore;
won't you, dear? .. " * -\u25a0 ' j
Mr. 1 ; suppose '; so. \u25a0I • never
went , anyhere " yet- .without -having \to
wait for you.- : -Illußtrated; Bits.
She-^-Mary: Graham is certainly a
very j clever - woman,, yet she has little
to 'say. ;".'.'\u25a0 ~ : * \u25a0 : : ';c - \u25a0'" "
He— That's i where .-.'; her cleverness
comes in. ' She leads \u25a0 a man ; to I believe
that she thinks be is worth listening
to.— Pick-Me-Up. \u25a0
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ACittimanr-I understand that you are
keeping house In. the t country? -:
s- Lonesumme-^Yes,,;soVfar/I have.\The
neighbors; have '\u25a0;, borrowed • everything
1 else.'-^-woman's: Home -Companion; :. i ' i >
Then and Now
In the Joke^ World
The Smart
MX. and Mrs. Frank Miller have Is
sued Invitations for . the mar
riage reception of | their daugfh
4 ter, Edith, and Lieutenant
Matthew Henry Thomlinson, \u25a0 United
States army, on Saturday, August 24,
at their home, The Hedges," In Sausa
lito. The ceremony will ' be performed
at noon, and a hajf hour, later the re
ception Vwill. be held.'. ,
' : Miss Miller'! Js ! a ' Stanford graduate
and is talented and popular. She has
made several trips to Kurope. Lieu
tenant/ Thomlinson is one of the lead
ers ofHhe Twenty-second infantry and
Is stationed at Angel island, j
Miss Helen Wheeler will give an In
formal tea to Mrs. Clarence Carrigan
in her*, beautiful gardens, Rosebank,
ln'SausaUto?.this afternoon. Mrs. Car
rigan has just returned from the orient.
Miss Helene Irwin, who has had
Miss Hyde-Smith as her guest this
summer at her plantation home In
Honolulu, is expected to return here
the latter part of this month.
• • '. • \u25a0;. •\u25a0:"iZi
J. T. Dunn, Mrs. Dunn and their
children motored to Santa Barbara last
week. '"\u25a0'\u25a0'
rSr ' •".* • , •
Mr. and Mrs. Reich^ling 1 • are at the
Hotel National, Lucern.
Mrs. L. M. Kaiser has reached Paris
and is a guest at the Hotel dv Palais.
%; Mrs. Hobbs, Miss Percy" and Miss;
Michel' left: Paris several days ago for :
a- trip to Switzerland and the Tyrol,
with Lucern in view for a visit of
some length.. /
. \u25a0 \u25a0-"'•' • •
Mrs. Sherman P. Stow, well-known
here, has entertained extensively re
oently at her attractive country place,
La Patera, at Santa Barbara.; .
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\u25a0-' Mlss-Katherlne Ball has returned to
the city from a 'visit to the southern
part of-the state. While in. Santa Bar
bara-, she was the '! guest of Mrs. Bow
man -H. McCalla.
.!. . ' ' ' \u25a0 r '\u2666\u25a0,*' ~~*
";/The j bpenlngt of .the new casino ., at
Tahoe r , tuyerji^last Monday evening
proved the social success of the sea
eon',atV that popular .mountain resort.
A^^cotlllqn' was danced, led ,by' Miss
Dorothy- Van Slcklen of Alameda and
Walter ' Bliss, and- at itsclose supper
was,;'servea'o;u the .veranda and in
the clubroom, v after> which dancing was
resumed for an; hour. Among those
present-w ere: i.Mrs: Frederick Kohl,
Mrs-:. Francis/ Carolan, Mrs. Herbert
Moffltt. Mrs.. Francis Murphy, Mrs. Wins
low,- Mrs.. Ryland^ Wallace, Miss Pick
ering," Miss Marie Pickering, Miss Mary
Jollffe and. Miss. Ruth Winslow of San
Francisco;; -; Mrs.. Adams, and- Mrs.
Wheaton of /Oakland; Miss Van Slcklen
and Miss- Dorothy .Van Slcklen of Ala
meda.."; > .\u25a0•;•\u25a0- :: . \u25a0• \u25a0:.\u25a0%>;".. \u25a0'•:-?. i:^—
Answers to Queries
:\u25a0 CAPTAIN WEBB— Subscriber. '. Oak
land, Cal. ; Captain. Mathew Webb, the
famous ; swimmer, made his first public
appearance as' a professional in „ July,
1875,^ when ,he swam 20 miles In the
.Thames. in 4 hours ; sß minutes. In Au
gußt; of - that year he swam the English
channel from Dover to Calais, 35 miles,
in;, 21 i hours \ 45 minutes. V- This -was his
greatest ; feat. ' In 1 87 9 he swam from
Sandy ;Hook to Manhattan Beach and
on" then night lot October; 13, 1882. he
completed . a great '\ task : of i endurance,
having remained in . a > tank of water.
f0r : 128% .hours. Seating, and sleeping
ln^ the water, leaving it only 15 minutes
at the close'bf each 24 .hours. He lost
his life July 24j- 1883, while attempting
to swim the whirlpool rapids, Niagara.
LONGEST CANALS— W.E.H., City.
The .three longest canals In the United
States are ithe Erie, Albany "to Buffalo,
N.::Y.;.;387;m11e5; the^Mlami and Erie,
from. Cincinnati- to : Toledo, 0., :274 miles,
and the Ohio canal,- Cleveland* to' Ports
mouth, 0.,;317 miles.
'•BATTLESHIPS— W. F. ' .'tt.. City. The
nations'?. that ,\ have V first class battle
ships-are:-Great Britain '49, 'France 22,
United States ; 28, < Germany 18, : Japan
18,?Italy|9,iRusslai8,i Chile 2, and Aus
tria-Hungary,* Sweden and* Norway "1
\u25a0Jodup _ ~«VT .^\u25a0^\u25a0^ .-
Tells of Grievance of Young Woman Against
a Tract Distributor and Writes of Society
Leader Who Has a Dislike" for Publicity
ONE of my young woman friends tella
me that she has a grievance against a
„. .. „„ .„.«.„; ... & tract distributor. "I was standing at
the corner of Sutter and Devisadero streets," she says, "waiting for my
car. There was a little woman standing near by, and all at once she came
up arid handed me a tract. I didn't know what it was at first, and just
thanked her before I glanced at it, but then I saw what it was— something
in the 'Look to God before it is tO9 late* line— and I returned it to her.
I also told her quite politely that I was an attendant at church and was
not therefore in need of missionary instruction. Now, do you think there
is anything irreligious in my looks and clothes?" I courteously negatived
the idea, ...
"Well," she continued, "not very. long ago. on the Oakland boat a
woman came up to me. and offered me a religious paper, which, she said,
she thought.! might find instructive. What. do you suppose is the matter
with, my face : and figure?"
c . : _ L I7 . lam wondering if Mrs. Robert McMillan,
Society Dame Who wif e of Captain McMillan, has outgrown her
Abhors Publicity 'dislike to 'be' pictorially featured in the so
ciety columns of the papers.- When Mrs. McMillan, who is, by the way,
to spend the remainder of the summer visiting her parents here, , was Miss
Leontine Blakeman she would never gjve her photograph to the papers
for publication, no matter how earnestly importuned. When every other
girl of her set had graciously complied, Miss Blakeman always strenuously
held to her denial.. Even when a group picture was the. accompaniment of
a bride's outfit, she would never, never sit with the others. Yet on one
occasion her photograph was captured, and in * a clever way.
There was a host of newspaper photographers in attendance at the
marriage of Miss Carol Crockett 'and Laurance Scott, and in snapping a
picture of the wedding, party Miss Blakeman's picture was caught with
the others and appeared in one of the dailies.
t. /\u25a0»*.., o L S'lJi 1 - The nearest approach to a French' restats-
Tutl Chun, Benedict, rant in Healdsburg is that proprietored by
Healdsbtirg'S Chef fun Chun,*wh6 has married a white woman.
Mrs. Higginson.' Healdsburg is like the ordinary country* town, careless and
barren of a satisfactory night life. To get a decent midnight supper would
be impossible were it not for the restaurant presided over by Tun Chun.
I do not know how it is now, but when I was there a year ago Tun Chun
was ready to get up a first class meal at any' hour. He is a chef in his
way, and I recall with pleasure a succulent beefsteak, with accompaniments
of French potatoes and vegetables, excellent liquid refreshment and the
petit cafe noir served by this Chinaman, who has succeeded in winning the
heart and hand of a rich white widow. Perhaps the road to some women's
hearts is the same as that accredited to the men's. Perhaps Tun Chun
served Mrs. Higginson one of those beefsteaks.
Pana Di^ahnrnva Miss Jean Reid ' who is qaite we " known
iS- if •?%. • out H rc by reasomof her ™«* a « the coun-
Miss Reids Choice try place of her gra ndpapa, D. o. Mills, is
said to favo.r the : . suit ;of . Craig W'adsworth. ' It is
also said that . Whitelaw Reid does not approve said suit for his
daughter's hand. Craig Wadswor'th, though he is an American, is by no
means an unknown. He is second secretary of the American embassy in
London and extremely popular with. the Londoners. However, Miss Reid
is strictly American in her independence and may have her own ideas as
to whom she would like to marry. . The last time she was out here there
was a hint that her father^ and mother looked with eyes of friendliness
upon a young sprig of the British .nobility who had his face turned toward
Miss Reid's dot. This would not be the only instance of an American girl
preferring to wed one of her untitled countrymen to figuring in Burke.
There have been examples of that right here "in our own city.
.'.x Gossip in Railway Circles iv
PAUL SHOUP, assistant general
passenger agent of the Southern
Pacific, left last night for the
Sierra Nevada mountains and will
be absent for two weeks on a vacation.
He arranged for pack animals and
horses and will spend the fortnight ia
roaming through the mountains, tak
ing pictures, fishing and hunting; It
is thought that his outing In the moun
tains will result In the writing of a
book by him describing the pleasures
of roughing it in the high Sierras.
Shoup is a clever and a forceful writer
and has won several prizes for fiction
in eastern magazines.
James Horsburgh Jr., general pas
senger, agent of the Southern Pacific,
has returned from Chicago, where he
attended a meeting of all the general
agents of the Harriman lines. The ob
ject of the gathering was to discuss
advertising for the ensuing year, and
Horsburgh brings back the news that
the Southern Pacific and the other Har
riman roads will spend more money
than ever in proclaiming the attrac
tions of California in the east and also
In Kurope. Several new advertising
schemes have been thought out that
will require big expenditures of money,
but will more than amply repay them
selves by bringing immigration to the
coast.
• • •
Edward Snell of the Chicago, Mil
waukee and St. Paul is blamed by all
the members of the baseball club of the
Transportation club for losing every
match that has been played up to the
present time. According to the state
ments of the other members inell wa-i
the only man who mad t an error in all
the games, and. he is accused
of standing and clapping his hands at
a fellow player when he should have
been running. . He also wr? discovered
fast asleep at one of the bases, and then
it is. said that he further added to his
offenses by making the remark:
\u25a0 "We would have won the game If the
other dubs had been more lively."
i' All this happened at Palo Alto. The
rest of the members of the club declare
t that they are going to win the game
to be played tomorrow In Oakland.
Snell will be there merely as a spec
tator.
\u25a0.• • • *
"Think," said the railroadman as he
flourished a large and a fragrant cigar,
"what a benefit to' the country the rail
roads are.. We, sir, we are; the pioneers
of industry, the advance guard of civ
ilization. It Is owing to our effortsthat
the. lndians have been swept away and
that the forests, once inhabited by the
Conditions in California
Th« California Promotion committee wired the following to its eastera bureaa ia Hew
York yesterday: '.' ' •> Js** ! '«jE|h
California temperatures for the past 24 hours:
* Eureka .'...... Hinimum 54 Maximum 60
San Francisco ..Minimam 58 Maximum S3
.San Diegc ...1....... ..Miaimum 60.. .... Maximum 73 *
Carloads of green fruit shipped from California during the last week, 400.
Beports received by the Calif ornia PromoUoa coscnittee from St. Helena, »ap» county
•ay that top prices are beinj realised on crops.
The snpenrisors of Los Angeles county hare .appointed a road commission to lay out •
upward of 300 mUes of boulerard. unitlai aU cities and town* ia that part of California.
A proposition will be put to popular vote for bonding the county for 13,000,000 for til
construction of these roads.' . -
J Work U now projressiaj on section 13 of the seawall, at the foot of Second street. •
San Francisco. This section will be 1,000 feet fax len»th and wiU cost 1150 000 T^"
con * r * c ? IJ^JV. **W tOM tf rabble, together with the concrete and masonry work \u25a0
AUGUST 10, 1907
predatory lion, the furry grizzly, the
voracious wolf and hunters, have been
turned Into fruitful farms. Where
there were deserts are now thriving
cities, and. sir. men with brains and
energy, Olke Harriman and Stubbs and
Carleton C. Crane, have been evolved.
"Yes, sir. it ia these men to whom
the world owes a debt of Impertahabie
gratitude.. Would « r au be able to com
municate with your friends a3 readily
as .you do now if It. were not for tbes*
great railroadmen? Would you be
able to partake of the luxurfej of the
east as you do now? Why. air; the rail
roads have annihilated distanc*. There
is no such thing as distance now that
we are traversing the hemisphere at tbs
rate of a mile a mlnuco — '* •
Just then the door of the office was
opened and an Irate merchant aaked:
"When do you expect to let m« have
that car from Kansa3 City? It ha* been
30 days on. the road already.- Do you
think you can promise It to me by ths
first of the year?"
•. • *
At a recent meeting of the. member*
of the Chipps Island shooting etab,
which is composed of railroad men*' a.
committee was appointed to visit th«
island and make recommendations; to
the club for improving. the. grounds and
the* house* tor -the coming? season; As
these improvements will cost consider
able money It has been decided to call
for a larger assessment than was made
last year. H. P.. Anewalt. who was tha
first president, will In all likelihood b«
re-elected, and W. C. Donnelly. th«
present secretary, probably will succeed
The Texas antlpass law Is creating
considerable discussion in that state, a
L. Winchell. president of the .Rock.lsl
and Hoes, has sent out a circular 4 ln
which he says:
"Your attention is respectfully called
to the fact that under the Texas anti
pass law you are prohibited from using;
free transportation going to or rrtum
ihgfrom any political convention or on
any political errand in this state.'"' "
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John Miles la one of the few wis«
railroad men. according to the state
ments of his friends, In the railroad
business. For many years he was
agent of the Boston and Maine l}ne,
and* after acquiring a competency pur
chased a rancho at Los Gatos, where
he Is engaged 3a the growing of fruit.
Miles' left la-4 for Boston to do
some missionary CaJiJoxnia.
• * O
F. C. Lathrop. tvirreftng v»^eng«r
agent, of the Southern Pacific in Lo»
Angeles, 13 in the city on a visit.

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