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The San Francisco Call
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WHEN it comes to a question of dodging taxes the Pullman
company never disappoints expectation. It is always ready
with some pretext of lawyerly evasion. .. On Thursday the
corporation brought suit in the federal courts to* set aside
the ass2ssn;er.t imposed by the state board of equalization, taking
refuge behind the plea that it is not a railroad company and, there
fore, not subject to assessment; by the state board.
It happens that the California constitution in defining the
powers of the state board says nothing about "railroad companies."
It says "the franchise, roadway, roadbed, rails and rolling stock
of all railroads operated in more than one county in this state
shall be assessed by the state board of equalization at their actual \
value." The Pullman cars are, of course* rolling stock of a rail-;
road, and the franchise or good, will of the business is properly
"assessed under this provision in addition to the actual value of
The corporation further pleads that the assessment, fixed at
$1,685,527; amounts' to confiscation of property by way of taxa
tion, because, as the petitioner alleges, the plant is worth, in fact,
only $866,368. This, of course, is matter of proof, butyit may be I
saia now in answer tnat the corporation does not^come into court
with clean hands in this matter, because it has constantly refused
to furnish the state board with any information as to earnings,"
which must, always be the prime test of value. . If. for the sakei
of argument, it assumed that the complaint states the actual !
cost of all Pullman cars operated in California, that, is not the
final test oi value for assessment purposes as provided by the conr
stitution. The state board is directed to consider the value of the
franchise and to ascertain that the sum of earnings must be supr
plied in evidence. The corporation has^ever furnished that informa
tion, although repeatedly requested to do so, and in the absence
of such knowledge an arbitrary assessment was justified in accord
ance with the practice prescribed by law in such cases. As a
matter of fact, the assessment is moderate, as will appear very
clearly when the corporation is compelled by the court, to supply^
evidence of its earnings.
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NO. 1 volume lof the Canal Record,, published at, Aneon, under
the authority 6{ the isthmian" canal commission j Has made
its modest appearance/; If this official organ of the commis
sion shall depart from the past policy of concealment and
misrepresentation that has characterised the press agency of .the
caanl administration it will become a most esteemed contem
porary. Otherwise it will be merely an- object of derision. \Ve
hope that tht Canal Record has turned over a new; leaf. The
editorial announcement says; among other -things: -,- \u25a0- .. . f -I
Space will also be given to letters from employes relating to any topic
upon which they roay choose to write, subject only to" the restrictions t)iat
ficb communications mu«t be couched in respectful langiiage and- must be
sigr.cd in each instance with the name and address .of. the writer.
There is a hint of censorship in the phras^ "respectful language
which may be supposed to' include, or rather ', exclude, a- multitude
eA sfeis that grieve the official heart, but, perhaps, the blue pencil
•will not often be required. The rebellious employe wijl seek. some
other medium.
Some idea of the social life on the canal is~ given. Tjiere-are
four ' official clubhouses for employes, With a total membership
above U600: The great American games of pool, biliiards.'baseball
and basket ball are encouraged. The Record is discreetly silent
about poker and bridge. Mention of these .'games might riot:- be
"respectful" to the administration:' ;\\V ; rejoice" :tb' learn that'
vaudeville is provide^ a§ well as quinine. Some of us would as
soon take one 'meditirie as the other*. - \u25a0 z\h; \u25a0
There is one alarming note that;we find Hidden avvay-in a corner
of -the Record,, and it $ays: "The commission printing plant- turned
out 24,000,000 pieces of. printed matter during the last }'ear." . God
help us; the affidavit editor has invaded the canal zone.
THE clerical view or, rather; the views of a .certain section of
the clergy, on the matter of Asiatic 'immigration finds exaniple
:in the following paragraph written . by the Rev. Wilbur
F. Crafts: . .
Our present relations to the yellow an4' brown man: can no. more con
tinue than our former relations to the black man. They : ;are equally.inconsi
stent with the golden rule and the declaration of independence; Public
conscience, when informed and aroused, will again overcOrjie selfish interests..
If American' planters' and i cotton manufacturers "could nofiperpetuate^slavery, 5
surely a handful of ' foreign workingmeri cannot , permanently . e'ndariger and
dishonor our country by their insulting cry, "Asiatics ; must gol" . Rather,"
race prejudice must go. . -.- .-.-•-- •\u25a0\u0084-\u25a0
These utterances breathe the old 'intolerant; spirit that people
used to know under the name of odium •theologfcum— the spiritt of
religious hate. Mr- Grafts: goe? on to declare thitUhe movement
to exclude Asiatic immigration is "due tHe aggressive; activity.
of a small minority; of foreign workmen, who terrorize." congress.''
This is quite painfully distressing. .Who:^^shMirrescuec^gressffrom'
these- vain and silly alarms? This pinf-ppt 'measure : fo>;i 'movement
that agitates. America, Canada, Australia and South Africa atTiUses:
Four great people's terrorized; and^none in sight^ to save .themibiit
Rev. .Mr; Crafts !
\u25a0 By some": astonishing \u25a0-, process?, of *t^(l!!pg^ca^reasphirig^Mfi
Crafts sees in the exclusion movement a parallel? with i^the; slayer^
that ; existed in the - south \u25a0 before*, the i war; :: As -: a^matter bl : fact;: the
purpose of exclusion -is. to^-prevent^ the creation of ,a. class- of ser
vile labor. I . ; - 'i': -'-"\u25a0' .\u25a0'.' . ; V'-
•We would not I classify otlier clergymen t with Mr. Crafts, and
yet there is a distinctively clericar type of mind of which, lie offers
an example^ loquacious,^ half baked and half ;\u25a0 cocked/ always/ ready
to exploit a capacious* ignorance with all the pretentious air of an
escathedra -judgment. .-- .^' "' . •""
;\u25a0. * . " .-. . .\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0•.",-'>'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0*. :. \u25a0 . '\u25a0 : '\u25a0:~~~ : .~- ' :.;*.'.--'..-';.'- '' : .' • ; r,--- \u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0. .:'•.*;
fTIHE Santa -Barbara Independent ,^appeals' to €aesa'r,' .: Will "^!r.
1 1 r ; : Herpn kindly remove the boodler '. W ils.ori'f rom . tbe state rail-
X. rgsid commission? All-, other \u25a0means have .failed. .Says the
. Independent: ;.
' .' ;H*rrin possesses powers that heretofore have stood every test. Itis
freely-. admittfed : .^that tj}e,"§outhefri *Facifi? "attorney /in';chief; is* the J. governor
general i/of -'California;*-* H'ef made ; : Wiisonfal.railroad"'"coW^i*sßiorjer.v?He f ' can
.un"^akehWiboa-andVtheVeby;wm;.thr^^^^ :',' :: *. .
The: writer prays": that- th« ''reader* 'of this article will not construe his
words'; oh Herrin; as .in Vany •'sense" sarcastic. .It is* but -' : t', plain statement "of
facts. That ' the "people |of j California a'fe > 'satisfied- with" ; th'q - "conditions \u25a0 and
their government ha 6 . been \ amply : proved .' iri the .'repeated elections, ' Hvhen
they' have voted "again. toVepntinueHerrin? in "power. •"•. " : '
: ' Herrin has no%v the oppprtunity "to" prove ' hjs appreciation of [ the' loyalty
of the people to, him. '.\u25a0''..." 7 ' ; :
Mr. Heffin does not seem (to. share the prejudice against
boodlers i and bribe takers. Indeed, ; they, are a commodity in VwhieH
he deals: Whether the. b^
of offic? or- other^; inducement/ fie ; cannot afford to the
industry. Wilson is worse;" than; hfs. colleagues -on the board,
because he has been . found out ; but none of them lis honest. 'I They
all take money \u25a0from the state -f or >/.whjch / --'tjiey-'iender' : no •\u25a0service."
Jheir official is a :§candal, ' If they had any soft
of decency they^would one arid all resign. - \u25a0 - - • \u25a0 ••
' Russia proppseV- to build the biggest
battleship afloat.''; It will , be 'of ;. little
use . for ; nghtivig: purposes ;ifi it doesn't
stay ; afloat longer than- her other
ones did. *-."..* :;;;.>;. • ..•
Fairbanks supporters insistVthat'his
boom . is not dead. To be sure,' , rigor
mortis " has ; not set jn • . but ;i it's : suf 4
ficjently ; comatose to cease > worrying
anybody but Fairbanks \u25a0 and his ad
herents. -\u25a0*--."* .-I. : "i- v stfflSS \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'•'\u25a0' '"\u25a0"'"'
Governor Hughes' says • that ' the
F. "W. Street of Soaora is at the Dor
chester.V7'\ . •-/*- "".-"• ''\u25a0\u25a0:!\u25a0 •'..;;. ' : /' : ='-
.\u25a0James J. -Hamlyn ;of ' Qrovllle Is at
the Baltimore." ' ' : '' r V/-T\~ ';W/9B§&*i&
Dr. S.VJ. Littler -is at the St.- James
from Petaluraa. \u25a0.".;'\u25a0'
Dr. G."~ G. Hart, Unjted States navy,
Uat the ; sa.v'o'y.' \u25a0 '\u25a0"' 'V- "\u25a0' : "\u25a0- ::
G. Herding, and' family ; of Sulpun ajre
at the Stvjanves. :. '.' - * _\u0084 . -,r, r
' : -ji.'D.,'WaJ6hiis -kS guest, at- the -ba)6
from Kansas, City. \u25a0.;'
' Ciiarl ea ; ; E< c Day of ; Providence; R. ; I:,
\» at the St; Francis-;
>. Lieutenant v p.: J.?Morrlsaey : t« at'the
Imperial (rojn* Boston". ' i \u25a0
. C, I*' BUlfs^i. inining:: operator of Oro
vllle.iU^at' the^lraperJal.. . / ;.;:;.
Theo'dbre Say«rs- .registered '. at\th<J
Dale yesterday," from " Reno:
J6hnipH.fMlU?r^andaMr£;g Miller of
New^York cltyjarf ;at?th«^Sayojv /
Dr. e7 : T.\ Gazley ; andi &Ir»;> Gaziey far«
at* the : Mijestic' from v Austtii';< Nev.'r- •
TUlman Gomes to Town,
plundering of; the public has come to
an'"end/r Too
isn't on a par with his' optimism". Or,
perhaps, . "he*^.thinks '.there's nothing
left •. to- plunder/'. ..•'•:\u25a0;.;• 'i - . "\u25a0 - • ':
; Professor Howison of Berkeleyjhas
barred riewspapermen.vfrom his^l'ec-r'
tiires; : -Gonsjderirigt'vhow-Vmuch; he
dislike* \u25a0- reporte.rs.v he can hardly/.be
blamed, for /wanting ; to avoid, them in
this : world, ; for,:- having called them
lost soiils." he I cannot hope to escape
them.in:th&.next: :i - . : ; :-.. ' "v^r.
Personal Mention
ramer.to is a -guest *at the Grand 1 Cen
tral.- ";•..;-: \u25a0 \u25a0 v•,-;"..v •,-;".. •\u25a0\u25a0..".".;- ".' '.<;\u25a0 '-'\u25a0' ,"v;;- .•\u25a0-. :
Alfred. Hanford; registered at: the.. St. :
FranclS;yeaterflay u from" Sacramento-.-
JaniesiM. Burchiaiid Mrs. «Biirch are
guests at the Fairmont: from DHbuque.^
- Juliqf ;,Tutuef; :of*'Clev^iarid .took
apartments^at? the; Fairmont; yesterday.
-.V.S.'^ A. Spjliman . of Ottumwa, lowaTrarid
Mrs."" Spillman are V guests at ; the Balti
more., ''-:\u25a0.';•-'-:.* .--\u25a0^ '. : :-"" '.'\u25a0-, — :.
' .".P-. M- VRlqrdan, mine ; owner ; and ' iri
vsstor, Is at .-the 'Fatrmorit : from : New
.York."- "-''' ..-:-''\u25a0'.:\u25a0=. ] -'".r": /- - '-• :::, :
-A. J.* .Roberts. ; a \u25a0?., mining cmari of
araortgltheTgu'esta • at "the
Savoy..-; ;--: c ',s '\u25a0. \u25a0; '\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 - ..'vi .v.'.v . -'.\u25a0: ,^\,
Edward v AckVrman ;,*arid ;Mrs.; Acker
man of ; \u25a0 'Anselrco are .at -: the' Dorr
Chester. ''\u25a0">'\u25a0 .-..;.""\u25a0 -\u0084" /
- H. ;N: Whl tf ord ; of JJanlia and ; Lucius
Robsoa *of i New , York Tar e *" at . t'|ie\ Jef
?«rson*"-:v,: .•\u25a0;-; : •_:.. \u25a0 ••• - : ;;v>; " \u25a0.->'.'".',• ;v \u25a0\u25a0 . -
Thomas. A: Ma-fshair. of Kelthsbufg,'
Ind.,- Christopher SGottlech; of Kaiisaa
Frorri the Call's Joke .
'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0. "Ms*, landlady gives me a bored.lt*\
ing" whenever eht* speaks \<y me." "...;;;
': "Then.wtiy don't j"Ou get bokrd some :
vbere" «lse?'-' . - •„--.•:
"I wen^ to one of these- srand opry
ishows S wh«a" f Was. down'- to th"« j city,"
said the postmistei I '," "an*. I cat there
f^r.twoihours tryinVto flg^er It out, At
last Isaysto' a. feller sittin" next to m«."
:What'sthie^ thing'; about?" an' he" said.
_'It's fcbout over;; thank the Lord V: This
culch^r • business .' maV; be" all-right, "but
wheh ; it .comesiriisrht : down" to enjoyin'
music, ."give •. me - one : of . the", nsichinV
p'ianers : an*^.turn"", loose old .'Swine't
River.'" " ' ' -- :, :'\u25a0 '
; ..- --'A 5. vs"PAii.V";- : --:\. .. : . '::\u25a0--\u25a0,
. ''pid . those rairiingf atocfes go up tl}*t
you.bougb.t last;rnonth?". '
"*v»o,~ but the:companyd!d."
"B]anK and ; BHnk: seem' to", be 'trying
to r avoid • each 'Other • Ut«ly. ' Did they
have'a cjuarre)?'"C. /' . .' ' '•" '.-;
: -'"No;^bu't'.'lßUriktdwe'sr Blank " twenty
and- is afraid Blank will 'ask: him i for
it; and-'on- the other hand -Bl»nk 'is
afrAid Blink "will" try to touch" hlnifor
another twenty."
Answers to Queries
- .-SANK -IN f THE.-eATr-rC: M. K..' -A!»i
medal- CaJ- .The ferry. boat-^sm-Rafapr
sank .In ".the *bay " of San • Franeuco Ji<j-"
vemb«r" 3d," 19O1;>; :!.'.. r ' ' \u25a0 \u25a0}';
v. ARBITRAT IpNr-A. i .,5.. _C[ty: -The
United " \u25a0Railroads ; : company oftei-ed"' to
settle * th« itroubli ; with" :* the ": carmen iby
arbitration before : the sir Iks . last '>fay.
L- WHEEL ': COMPANY—A. B. g.. Stock
ton,' Cal. For v information '-/relative to
Bom« , one; connected ;.wlth: a wheel; 'coni-'
pa/iy of Toledo.' p.,-;addres* acoTninunir
cation "to "the secretary" of the com
pany. ' './ ' "J \u25a0 \u25a0;' ' ' \u25a0--. \u25a0 . -fr;l ./-.' /
q.hd :, H. "'.. Justin, ; . who ara oh a.~f western
hunting- trip.*: registered at .the St.
Francis yesterflftvr ; '
>/ Charles, :'B:, Holjister.'.a s fruttf^^ grower
of 'POrtlapd,' is 'registered at the Grand
Central. -..' f ••./.. "." * -. .- ; •.;"."'.*-•:
• 1 George ,W. \ Hoot {a.aA Mjr?. Hoot of
Grass .Valley are afnbng \ the guests at
.the;E>a.le^;V.'.-.""- ;''." \u25a0"-\u25a0'-.-\u25a0 -,'.."' . "_.' \u0084•''•,;-. ;
\u25a0 B.. Golinsky and l^rs.v Goltnsky of
Keiinett ; have apartments at ths « Ma"-
Jostle" annex, "j :\-: \-- \\ r > " , -' : , : '\u25a0\u25a0• : ". -:-
: H. '-iC- \u25a0\u25a0Pluriimer and' Mrs. Plumatier.
registered : at "' the Majeeric'yeisterday
rHap-ey^Gralnger^Mre. Grainger- a.*nd
MlssjMary : Grainger I, of . Savannah, "Ga.i
a'r*i«Lt*;t}tft F^irmon't."y,.V
..W.jHV/Cariaon." former mayor of San
Diego. Js *aft : ,th'e,Fa!ririont.;-Ifs is' ae
companled -by j his : w}f « aad ; •on.'^ n;7,~ : .
'i.Tr.^B.Tflric'kman.. general^agent \t6r
Sarita"'.Fe:-lines x 'at : Sacramento. "Is j'at
the_^Ha.mliri'With ;Mr«.' Hinchman. - ; !v
j \u25a0/.TrillianvfH. .:*.Wet«H. L X specjaj - corre
ispondent;'b(: the Evening Star.:. Washi*
iii^ton. r>.,e.', : is ; 'a tithe'* Jefferson.. .He Is
erathering ; data ; for:" special ; articles ; on
the^Japanese 'fjuestionVV-J'^ ' -
'•• Mrs/;;:" K: ; McCauly, Miss"A^M.iMlli
ler, Mlss/iM. M: MlHer.'andMis's^Flpreiicft
J ." BigelowV'* missionaries : en ; .route V? to
Korea;"*; ar«?ifegistered; at \u25a0\u25a0; the f Grand
Ceritral/^They:are|frora ; New'iYork;;- \u25a0
SEPTEMBER 22, 1907
Exploiting a Poet
The queer literary effects produced on a bagr
pipe at the expense of George Sterling and
, Ambrose Bierce
Edward F. Cahill
TT TALKING by the circus tent on Market street the. other day I listened
AA/ -for a'mbmentr to the man within who was making a noise like a lion
'on the bagpipe of an auto. Strange, mysterious sounds, they set the
yeung imagination all agape with visions of lions, tigers and* chimeras dire.
'Hidden* behind the canvas the swelling roar gave a small boy the creeps, and
after all it "was but a nature faker codging for nickels.
. There, is no objection to circus methods in the circus, but when the
brass banding and the. bagpipe squeezing and the burnt cork are applied to
the exploitation of- v work of art for a'sordid purpose the^rocess is vulgar
'and .'debasing.* One feels a certain sympathy for George Sterling and Am
brose Bierce for the shabby way they have been used as cheapjohn mer
chandise. Mr. Sterling has written a poem. Mr. Bierce has praised it in
terras that do not appear to me extravagant. All that is very well, but here
steps in the editorial press agent and with clumsy fist tries to convert Bierce
and Sterling into a minstrel show. It t3 the method of the circr.s faker
making aya v noise like a lion by" squeezing his bagpipe to wheedle dollars from -j
a hayseed pocket. "The celebrated and unexampled Mr. Ambrose Bierce,* 1
will 'appear in tights for this one occasion only. Mr. Bierce's legs are a
poem. w Why should George, Sterling be converted into a holy show?
Not very' long before Tennyson died he wrote to a friend on one of the
literary reviews. "Don't, let the awkward squad fire over my grave." 1 But
the cruelty is greater when the' sufferer is alive. *
"The, piping of, the press agents will not accomplish its sordid purpose.
Sterling's poetry will never be popular. That is no reproach, nor on the
other hand'is popularity the poet's shame. Bierce compares Sterling's verse
with Mijton's "Coraus." The comparison is apt. "Comus" is one of the
greatest .poems ever written and I venture to bet my neighbor*? umbrella
that not a hundred men* in America have read it through outside of the
phil6lpgers, ! a truckling folk and- tiresome, suspected of cherishing Beowulf,
whichsounds like a remark made, by a "dog. It was my fortune once to see
'•Comus" put en the stage. Good Lord^ow many years ago!— at Drury ;
Lane.. It was about that time they began to call the theater "Old Dreary."
In .-all' "Comus"- there is; just one line that has fastened itself on the popular
imagination, and that is always misquoted. It has earned immortality by
transmutation into a proverb. Guess what. Every schoolboy ought to know
that because, mind 'you, this is one of the greatest poems ever written, and
rib circus about it.
i Suppose we put ' Sterling m the class with Coleridge &id Keats. Does
anybody read these poets nowadays? If it were all like this — I quote from
memory?— _.
In Xanadu did Kublai Khan
But there are dreary deserts of words in both writers, while the best~3^
it is too go<rd for the popular taste. Yet the homely phrases of Gr3y">
Elegy have bscorne part of the everyday language of the plain people.-
If there is any place in which Sterling fails it is perhaps in that exquisite
sense of nature that Mathew Arnold attributed .to the Celtic influence on
literature. I. cannot explain. this sense, but I may offer an example. Again
Vquote from memory, a slovenly practice, but since the fire I have no books,
jt is a line written by Mathew Arnold:
The wide ur.plumbed estraying s*a: -
So far as I know that is about the only really poetic line in ali> Arnold-"*
verse, but that is glory enough for one man's achievement. . t
: I advance the opinion with some diffidence that Sterling fails *ome\vh3t
of this. -I can see that, he works fora like effect, but I venture to say v that
the result^fs hard and creaky at the joints. It see.rr.s to me tolickftie spon
taneity that- a little more, elbo^v grease might give. That sounds ;!ike 3.
contradiction in terms, but it is not. I'dbnot insist on point. I merely
Suggest, and infact there are verses in th* poem that nearly touch perfection
in this regard, as fcJr instance-—. '
". / The colored morning shakes
.- A ; splendor on the rut>y sanded bead?. ..
• ' \u25a0 Vet I think that Sterling's muse is one. of the Furies rather than the
Nymphs.. = What more frightful than:
••• \u25a0 And Satan yawning on Ms brazen seat
t .- •• . . v*i F Ond ifls; a screaming thing his fiends have flayed.
o> That last line offers example of a common fault in Sterling's "verse. .'lt
does not scan. _ ._ . • ": , ''• ggj
% Verse Current in Press of Nation
LAY the Jest about the julep in the
camphor balls at last,
For the miracle has happened and j
the old* n days^are past:
That which j^ake* Milwaukee thirsty
• ; 4oeß not foayij in Tennessee,- •
And the l!d In old" Missouri 1» as tight
locked as can be^- < .
Oh, the comic paper colonel and his
</ ". cronies well may sjph,
For th« mint is waviajr* gayiy. but tha
'"south, is going: dry. r . .: .
By the stilUido'onthe hillside in K«n
.: ' -lucky. all isstUl, . .
For th« only 'damp refreshment must
* ' -be dipped up from the rill,
No'th Ca'lina'* stately ruler gives his
'soda glass a shove, ,
Arid discusses local option with the j
. South Ca'lina go v.: \u25a0 ;
It is useless?- at the fountain to bs
. . ' wlnkful of, the Qyttft&Smik
.For the cocktail irlass is dusty and the
soujth is golns dry.
It is water, water everywhere, and not
\u25a0 ' a drop to drink;*;; :.:,.:.•
We no longer ; hear., the music of the
' mellow" crystal clink. • \u25a0
When i the • colonel arid - the major and
--, •-"•\u25a0"; the gen'l.and the-jedgs
Meet'to" have" a little-nip to their
"appetites an edge,
For the eggnop now Is nogless and the
rye has gone awry, . '\u25a0•-,'.
And the ; puxieh)bowl -holds carnations,
and the south Is going dry.
AH the nightcaps noTt- have : tassels and
v ar« worn' upon the -head—
Not; the nightcaps that were taken
•when nobody went to bed;
And the breeze above the bluegrass is
" * aat 'solemn a? Is death.
For it 'bears no pungent clove tang on
its odorific-breathv -
And \u25a0 each : ; man " can/walk a chalk - line
\u25a0wheh the stars are in the sky, ;
Foy' the' fi«; glass row is f^zzless. and
. the south is gotric dry. .
L4,yl the Jest about: the. julep 'naath the
."^cihestnut tree at list.
For ' tbere*» but i one - felnd of moonshine
';\u25a0 • and the olden days are past;
Conditions In California
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; : Arraafeiaects liave l>e«n mad* in t*cmß*nlia fw *n iMjtif»to^y «1m« A hot«l «tructar»
,'of 300 rooms,' at T«ath kod ' K atmU. «a * *ii» H-»*«i.». ?&» %»»t wf iiildln* *ad «it» vril
: b« $Bso,ooo.'i^sg*3ppQ
; V .^erk ba»bejiin on tba'aw* buildinf, »» lnt|M «»mi *M CUr* Im»4, S»a Fkuxcmco.
Xhi»"Vill It* an «ipht «tery cl*M A itruetui*. lU»m, wi* * Using of t«rt4 cott*.
For the water /wagon rumbles through
the -southland on Us, trip..:.
And it helps no one to drop off to pick
up the driver's whip,.
For the mint bed makes a pastur* and
the corkscrew hangeth high.
All is- still along the stillside and the
south Is going dry. -\
— Atlanta Georgian.
• * •
I'd rather be to grandpa's house
"Than any place I know;
For grandpa says I anThi3 boy
And grandma loves me- so.
When I get down to grandpa's houaa
You bet I'll make things hum;
I There won't be no one then to say.
"Now, sonny, stop that drum."
I'll go barefooted in the grass
And do just as I please;
I'll paddle in mud puddl«3 and
I'll climb the biggest trees;
Til slide down the banisters;
I'll shin up every door;
I won't be scolded when I track
Up grandma's kitchen floor.
S'' - i
When I get down to grandpa's house
' I'll be a boy again. _
Folks ain't afraid of freckles there,
- Nor: bother "bout the rain.
I'll ride thd horses bareback and
I . - I'll walk on ev'ryfenca;
! No cr.e'll scold me when I tear
My pants— gee. that's Immense !
I'd rather.be to grandpa's hocae
; Because I have such fun,
j And^l'U be awful sorry when
' Vacation time is done. i.
j I'll soon be down to grandpa's house
" And be a boy once mare.*< \u25a0
I Where I 'won't get no scolding -when
j I track up "grandma's floor.
I — New York Sun
-Extract from a British schoolboys
e«ay on how Engrland colonises:. "I
will tell you Kow. Engiind obtain* her
colonies. First sh* sends out h»r mis
sionaries, and they look about for th*>
best land. Whtn thay have found it
they call \u25a0 the people to prayer, aad
when their ey*s are fast shut up goes
th* union jacJi."-

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