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THURSDAY
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"FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW"
FA TEX pound turkey for a ten full or better." It is a cryptic
l\ and mysterious announcement that sounds a holiday
jT"\ chuckle of meat and drink and Thanksgiving. We take our
pleasures easily and our tnpubles lightly. We bid the;
stranger welcome to our pile of bricks? and call it a day 6ft* for
Thanksgiving. Free and easy city, if you please, but consider what
vre have gone through with a stout heart in less than two years.
In spite of it all San Francisco still wears a smile.
The light breaks.- There is, for example, Schmitz in jail and
Taylor seated in the seat of the jpighty. The "voice of Francis J.
Heney is heard above the" roar of the elements. Not earthquake nor
storm and stress can obscure that trumpet blast. An earthquake,
a $500,000,000 fire, the plunder of \ the city, the turmoil and the
hatreds born of justice for the grafters and a money panic in the
midst of plenty have not dimmed the gayety of a resolute town. It
is the same old San Francisco, "serene, indifferent to fate,", as our
own poet wrote, and still the city stands holding imperial position
by the Golden Gate, "the warder of two continents."
Proud of her? Of course we are. With a new city and a new
kind of money crackling in our pockets" and ten pound turkeys
waiting on the call of the slot we arc fixed to bid defiance to the
elements and the rogues and the envious. We have seen the worst
and come through it all with a high heart. 9ln the east— the old
f;i.-i*ioned, sober sided cast — they are pointing now t6 San Francisco
as? the model city. Boston talks of taking lessons. Too much
Xo, -we shall not set up for the model. Rather for us the atti
tude of the publican than the pharisee. If we have sinned deeply
we have suffered sorely, but we have come through redeemed,
regenerated and disenthralled. It is the indomitable spirit of a peo
ple who never know when they are beaten. Let us give thanks.
HENEY POINTS THE WAY
MR. HEXEY — initials are superfluous— takes his pigs— his
parliamentary pigs, be it understood— to the right market
when he addresses the young men of a college town. It is
well to rouse the generous enthusiasm of youth in a good
cause and these young fellows will be leaders in California by and
by, leaders in thought and leaders in action.
Much has been accomplished for civic regeneration by the work
with which Mr. Heney has been identified, but, as he took occasion
to point out in Berkeley, there is much that still remains- to be done.
"The fight for freedom in this state,". said Mr. Heney, "has. just
commenced." California hasvput her hand to the plow and will not
turnb ack. This is the keynote struck by Mr. Heney:
In ban hrancisco we have only fought a preliminary skirmish; we won
that, and now we propo«e to crowd the foe. The railroad thinks that it can
go on in the way it has been going these many, many years, debauching the
young man in this «tate who goes into public life, rendering'it impossible
for him to make any headway unless he first makes it understood that hi*
?ole purpose in life is to serve the railroad. Xow we propose to get into
the big political, machine the corporation ha* built up for itself here in Cali
fornia and break a few costs in- the wheels. If we can do that maybe we
can bring the juggernaut to a standstill.
The impetus gained by the successful fight for civic decency in
San Francisco will gather accelerated force and volume in the state.
It is a going and a growing concern with all the advantages of an
aggressive strategy and an inspiring cause.
We hail Mr. Heney in the role of Lord High Executioner and
may his snickersnee never grow dull. There is a live dog to beat as
well as a dead one to kick. The Lincoln-Roosevelt league will sup
ply the means. t
BRYAN AND THE BEAST
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MR. BRYAN, grows facetious, but, like the fabled Scotchman,
he jokes "wi* deeficulty." His pleasant humor for the mo
ment plays with the indurated hide of Hie democratic
donkey, patient beast of burden, that how suffers, the last
indignity, butchered to make a joke for Mr. Bryan. Tis a beast of
the common people, quotha, and no aristocrat, because every aristo
crat is at heart a villain. .
But Mr. Bryan's antic humor suffered embarrassing discourage
ment when Senator Daniel applied the wet blanket. .The senator
from Virginia was free to say that Bryan was, in sooth, no demo
crat at all, but merely^a follower of^Hearst, who took his opinions
from the Independence league. "It is time," said Senator Daniel
"that you quit taking your cue from the Independence league -'and'
deferred a little to the democratic party." To that advice Mr. Bryan
could find no reply. «' -
Xcithcr was the hilarity oL the occasion promoted by former
Senator William M. Stewart of Nevada, who remarked of Bryan"
P:nd of mine? Xo. that faker is no. friend of mine. I never put"
noncy on a twice beaten horse." ;
"Faker!" Pho; 'tis an odious name! But really it expresses
single word all that Colonel Henry AVattcrson would put^ in a
mi- and a half of hot Bourbon about Mr; Bryant Neither
Stewart nor Daniel nor Watterson sat 3own .to meat with^Mr
Bryan and the list of "among those absent^ would ' include ; a roli
call of nearly every leader of importance an- the democratic party It
is ."that. Bryan feeling" which recently found this* disgusted ex
pression: > ,
Mr. Bryan's announcement that he will not seek but is ready to acceot
another nomination for the presidency will arouse almost every conceivable
emotion— except enthusiasm. This is' one'^ great' trouble with* him :He has
gone stale. Everything that he can say' he has;alreidy;s»id'a thouiand times.
EDITORIAL PAGE
It is impossible to quicken interest in" him. : He.has tired people out. "The
general feeling, if he should run again for the' presidency, '. would be; like that
of the returned English officer in the" story, who,' when he. was asked, to" go
and see the House of Commons, inquired:, "ls that thing going, on yet?"
Mr. Bryan cannot carry the donkey' and it seems as if the
donkey did not want to carry Mr. Brvan. i-^l
THE head of the Southern Pacific detective' bureau says he
expects an unusually large influx of tramps" -and hoboes -this
winter. No train crosses the mountains coming this way that
does not carry its load of tramps stealing rides. Year by
year the Iramp problem becomes /more insistent here, because of
the mild winter climate. the southern part of the state , large
and organized camps of hoboes are established every winter at
sheltered spots among the willow thickets that fringe old river;
beds and water courses. Grown bold by numbers, they some
times become a- positive danger to the neighborhoods they infest.
The spread of vagrancy and its attendant evils were - the ; sub
ject of discussion at a recent conference on and correc
tions in Albany,* X. V., and from the . testimony there given it
appears that the chief promoter of .the tramp habit is the tolera
tiph'accorded by railroadmen to the. practice of stealing rides. Of
course, the railroads make;: rules against the practice, but train
crews are prone to .consider it none of their business to police; the
cars. . There may be something to be said "for that 'view,-' but the
results are unfortunate for California, which thus ; becomes the
tramps' favorite winter resort. Most of these men are petty crimi
nals, sneak thieves and* the like, and some^of them are highway
men. When the weather grows cold and money is short they.; fill
up the jails for shelter. On a winter night in this city they crowd
the prison until they are packed like s"ardines in a box. . ;
Every last one of these hoboes = ought to be rounded up and
put 'to work. At large they are dangerous, partly because of : their
thieVish habits and partly" because of the numerous incendiary
fires, that they ; set. . The Gontinental fire insurance company of ; New
York ; has kept statistics of all fires in the United States for several
years, . arid the figures ; show that 3 per cent of ali, fires '\u25a0 are caused
by -tramps. In California probably "the percentage is; higher. "
The one ; thing that these .vagrants fear and hate} is compulsory.
workj and this state will be^ overrun^ with themvuritil measures^are
takenHojiiake them pay forjtheir keep by: hard labor. r
I Bryan "warmly defends the d(?nkcy.
William \u25a0J. was always an egotist.
' "In fsteel h we. trust" is' suggested as
a motto ; for San • Francisco during the
rebuilding: period; ;
The impertinent 'question ;. in the j
barhyardahe day. after" Thanksgiving:.)
''Whereare the friends 6fjyestcrday?"j
A teamster has -been arrested for j
feeding his- horses * sawdust. -^ It looks j
as; if -the -law had .the' dcad>wood! on!
him. ':./\u25a0" \u25a0'"'\u25a0\u25a0 '_.-';'. - . . 'V : :|
A .correspondent^ objects- toy. the
greater . San- Francisco "scheme because
it would bring the "Oakland^Tribune
\u25a0'.; FIRST; CHAMPION— F.; S.^MarysviIie/
Cal. - .The, rtrstf charhpion£of ,i the .* Lon
don ; ;!Flg^
1 71 »-l 730. r 7,The S first . j under j Queehsbury
rule«," Jameß.J.lQorbet^lSS 1-1903. * v
StSHfIBBBSBB^ * * * -
CORBETT— F.'.'.S.; \u25a0;.\u25a0.". Marys viueV;-*CaIF
JfimesfJ.^CorbettiwaiiTchamplorilof jthe
world. ! -;THefbe_atiJohnllA ; sSulHvVrii.for
the : champlonahlp:, of America^ S beat
Sketches M
MAKE THE HOBOES WORK
NOTE SAND COMMENT
Answers to Queries
'within the city limits. , But we ; have
the Examiner;: already, i. and might as
well be killed, for ja - sheep; as :a - lamb:
" ; The ; Elmhurst lady who is so pro
ficient'at dreaming of; murdersTsliould
have a job with; the police depart-
ment^lsy^^^^^^ggggg^ \u25a0 - .
If- we can /get primaries (that are
as ? direct r as : Heney's. speeches in i their
advocacy, there! will. i be starvation in
the ranks -of ;\u25a0 politician's. :
Sacramento': has a* groom': of 60 ; and
a i bride }"of ;;23.; ; ,while at ;' Santa Cruz
there ? are;a bride /of '7B 'and a , groom
of .'32.C: Cupid stole a ? march, on the
fool filler. * - *
Charley Mitchell.: champion of iEn^rand,'
and? he boxed fa -draw .with; Peter/Jack
son/: champ^on'of. "Australia. r >: v
CARS--Ar v S.i^Clty. The!
: ft r&t i Pullman fear ibiiilt itraijthel Pioneer,' I
constructed' in* 1865; at !a.Tcostfo£islß,ooo:
.The I cars js"of,l< this j character! w«re|ußed
: by Hh« I Chica goTandl Alton":; railroad I In
1865.".:-'. \ "".',:.'/\u25a0/ -'\u25a0'\u25a0 ' \u25a0':.:-,'\u25a0*-::\u25a0}\u25a0-\u25a0
By^ the Call's Jester
"SHRIEKING! SISTERHOOD*
\u25a0With the resumption .of the political cam
palgn,; wblch Is > noV In full swing, -the "shriek
ing sisterhood," as tbe ivoman suffragists bare
come : to be commonly known, are acUtely pur
suing tbcir tureat«n«l plan of upsetting '\u25a0 all
liberal meetings.— -London Press Dispatch.
Shockingly ungallant
Is a man's , satiric talent
. When directed at the failing:
the. smiling (or the' wailing)
Gentle sex. *
Just to vex ,
I Ambitious maiden ladies
British boor has paid his
Isrespects (why disdain her?)
o the feminine campaigner/
r hat a. shame
hat the name,
c. collectively applies •
\nd a nickname never dies)
i "The Shrieking Sisterhood!" '
ow what decent "mister" could
c; so; splttjful
At the rightful
(And expressive) form of noise
That fair womankind employs
When sho wants to have , her way
In her work or In her play?
'If Bho^shrieits
When she speaks
She is bound to win attention
In; boudoir or in convention; ;
In the nursery or club
You can hear her — there's the rub.
Let her_ yell; '
What in— well,
After all, her noise iabetter-
Than -her tears (and they are
.'Than ; an April rain). Tha good
In the "Shrieking Sisterhood"
All our needs.- ._/ |^i
Sawmills in Brazil
CONSUL. Gen eral G. E. Anderson / of
Rip de Janeiro states that at pres
ent there are : few sawmills' :ln
Brazil, and these are badlyj equipped,
while conditions In the lumber/ indus
try have not') been , promising:. At pVes
ent * most of -. the native lumber used ; In
Rrofde^ Janeiro, i especially 'the harder
,woods.-;i» sawed from; the; logsjby : hand,
.wlthmot. even" modern handsaws to' aid'
\u25a0 the" labor, which. of Itself JisT scarce and
costly.: := ln r.the'T way. of improved%
qhin«|si?and .tools for handling wpod
inUho finer processes— in/cabinet,', fur
niture^and; similarl work-— there is al- '
L most* nothing Itoi be;* found.' -There? are \u25a0
a^number of. sawmills; ln Rio de Janeiro |
which*correspond?in a" way : toVplanlrig I
I millsjin*; most- cities of . the United '
' Stales," but "they ? are : : generally.; little '
; m6re>; than bur: country sawmills and j
undertake none of the finer work done
: in" "American; mills." \ )
The > demand > for -.work of the- sort i
the , mills ?*should be^turnlng.-out Is so !
{greatahatd the .question of;! importing I
;\u25a0 lumber 'already * finished in the shape '
•of ' r doors;, -sashes, 1 moldings .and the
.more for .; standard - grades ; of
flnißhedLVwoodworkiis : con
iiidered^by. several; importers,Talth6ufirh
.duties - andjf reikhtsi willfprobably make
this £i impracticable. /improved '\u25a0 - ma-"
chlneryj f orjgerieral j sawmills;'; box - fac
itories?and)furniture 3 ,work;ouKhtito:be
wold lnj; Brazil^readlly/fespecially rip
i«awß, \u25a0suffacers.iimatches;: planers and
other. «tan<3ard? machines." - ~
NOVEMBER 28, 1907
HEARST ACCUSED
Servant identifies him in courtroom as the
man who "spooned" with young girls at
home of R. Hitchcock, the indicted actor
IN New York, these days, associate*
of William R.^ Hearst amuse them
selves by pointing an accusing
finger at him and saying. "That's
him." This Is because of an Incident
that took place at- the hearing which
resulted In. Hearst being held to appear
before the grand jury to answer to the
charge of having criminally libeled
Wiillam Astor Chanler. It was nothing
less, according to the story told.by the
Telegraph, than the identification of
Hearst a3 the man who had visited
Raymond Hitchcock at his country
place and "spooned" with young girls.
In one of its stories regarding the
trouble In which Hitchcoc* finds him
self, the Journal said that William
Astor Chanler was in the habit of call
ing at Hitchcock's house and meeting
young girls. Two Swedish servant
girls appeared as witnesses for Hearst
and testified to the truth of his story,
except for the important fact that they
couldn't point out Chanler. who sat in
the courtroom. Both of them broke
down under cross examination, and on».
of them, Esther, nearly broke up th-o
proceedings by Ignoring Chanler and
pointing out Hearst.
• The story of the blunder was writ
ton for the Telegraph by Karl Decker,
formerly a Hearst writer. He wields a
fluent and caustic pen and delights In
poking fun at his former employer. His
account of the affair opens as follows:
"William Randolph Hearst blushed a
deep, rosy red yesterday and. wanted to
kick a lung ont of the man who had
charge of the witnesses for the defense
in the criminal prosecution of Hearst
on a charge of criminal libel brought
by .William Astor Chanler.
"Just imagine the scene in court yes
terday -when the Finnish maiden who
THE ball given by officers and la
dles of ths Presidio club last night
was one of the most brilliant af
fairs that has ever taken place at
the post. Outside of the service. the list
of guests numbered nearly 150, making
the largest dance given by the Presidio
club this season. The hall and the
adjoining rooms had been elaborately
decorated for this occasion with masse.*
of evergreen, geraniums and red ber
ries. Red was the prevailing note, arid
the effect of the flags and cut blossoms
against the ropes of green was exqui
site. As always at army hops, the mu
sic was excellent, and from the first
dance at 9 o'clock until after midnight"
the enjoyment of the guests was with
out interruption. The gowns worn
were especially handsome, arid as all
the officers attended in full regalia the
ensemble was one that it would be dif
ficult "to eclipse \u25a0 for beauty -, and- bril
liancy.at any-affair. The hop commit
tee was composed of Colonel Clem.'
Captain Hand. Captain Avery. Cap
tain Brady. Captain " Casey "and * Lleu-t
tenant Anderson, who deserved the'
congratulations .and ' thanks that were
showered upon them at tuts end of the
evening for the perfection of the ar
rangements. The guests last night be
gan to arrive at about. B:3o o'clock and
were met by. a receiving party of gra
cious matrons, who attended so well.to
the details of Introductions and dance
cards that the evening's fun commenced
with the first dance. On .thls'recelvlng
committee were Mrs. Lundcen. Mrs. E.
T. Brown, Mrs. Clem, Mrs. Hand and
Mrs. Avery.
Besides all the officers and ladles of
the various bay posts, who* were spe
cifically. Invited, the list of guests in
cludes the names of General and Mrs.
Frederick Funston. General and Mrs.
Long, Colonel Simpson, Colonel and Mrs.
Star, Colonel and Mrs. Duncan, Miss
Duncan,' Lieutenant Colonel . Blddle,
Lieutenant Colonel Anderson, Lieuten
ant Colonel Bralnard, Lieutenant Colonel
Bellinger, Major and Mrs. McKlnstry. ;
Major and Mro. Krauthoff, Mrs. Eleanor
Martin.* Mlss^ Genevieve Walker, Miss
Jeanette ;Wrlght.,Ml3s Marian Wright,
Miss Lottie r Woods,," Mis 3 Dorothy x
Woods, 'Miss Margaret Calhoun, Miss
Dorothy McGavin. Miss Helen Baker,
Miss Augusta Foute, Miss Elsie Snerry,
Miss Ethel Hartson, Miss Betsy Angus.
Miss Marguerite Butters, the .Misses '
Meyers, Miss Draper. Miss Dorothy.
Draper, Miss Winifred Mears. Miss Erna
Herrmann, MiS3. Maye Colburn, Miss
Laura FArns worth,- Miss Helen Grey.
Mis?t Laura Berry, Miss Edna. Orr, Mr.
arid Mrs. Franklin Ha rwood. Miss Jea- .
sic Wright, Miss Roma Paxton, Mr.
and Mrs. de Young, Uls3 de Young, Mr.
and Mrs. -Meyers," Mr.- and, Mrs. Harry
Grey, Miss j Roberta Deal, Miss Anita Da- ~
vis, IMr.Vand Mrs. Beach Soule, . Miss
Marie Rose: Deane, Mr. and Mrs. Rlng
ler White, Miss Hall, Mrs. Milton, Miss
Milton. Mn and Mrs. S. P. Herren. Miss
Gertrude Rusjell, Miss. Margaret Shee
han,"Charles" Adams, Frederick Woods
Jr..;' Alan r Dlmond, Mr. Torney.'Mr. Mc-
Donald,. Crittenden Van IVyck. Leigh
Sypher.-John R. Orr, Ramori'lteyntlens,-
Beverly ; Kerns,: George Fuller. C. St. G.
H olden; Mr. Clark, Arthur Fennimqr©,
Herbert Bonnifleldand John Plbver.
j_The family and friends of Valentine
G. Hush : of Frultvale are anxious over
his,: Illness. While out of town on a
business trip his heart , was suddenly
affected and It was with great dlfll
culty 'that he was able to reach = hia
home. Ho has been In a serious condl-'
tlon ever since.,
After a visit of several weeks with
her aunt. Mrs.- Wakefleld ' Baker, Miss
Helen Thomashas returned home. ;
; Mrs. Genevleve Harvey,.who has been
the guest ot -. Miss . : B«th Llvermore for
several days, has returned to her home
at Galt.% -
Mr. ; a ld Mrs. C. •M. Dougherty , have
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was testifying was sent Into the audi
ence to pick out the man she had seen
with the little girls at Raymond Hitch
cock's house'at Great Neck lo October.
1906.
"She picked out Hearst:,' N
"Strong men rolled weakly about and
laughed until - a general outbreak of
hysterics became Imminent. Justlca
Wyatt rapped madly with his gavel In
an effort to restore order, .while tear 3
of mirth streamed down his cheeks.
"William Randolph Hearst was prob
ably the most horribly embarrassed
man in New York."
The. following is a description of th«
identification scene:
\u25a0 "She ' paused In front of S. S. Car- J
valho. and Mr. Carvalho. !n t a sjaim
of apprehension, shook his head wildly.
Mr. Carvalho Is a most moral man. arnl
to have been identified as one- of thos*
engaged In the entertainment of little m
girls would have been a shock froru
which he -would have recovered slowly.
"Then Esther looked Deacon Terrv
over, 1 but he was far too young to hav^
been present in Great Neck In the fall
of 1906. unless accompanied by a nurse.
Esther then stopped in front of a group
of which Mr. ChanWr was the most
prominent figure, but nothing .of recojc- >
nitlon gleamed in her eyes.
"Then she admitted she couldn't pick
the man she had seen in Great Neck in
October, 1905.
" 'Try again/ said Justice Wyatt, and \u25a0
Esther trted again. This time her eyes
lighted on the table Just outside th*
rail and she beamed delightedly. Sh<»
walked quickly through the gate lead
ing from the witness stand and stoppM
directly in front of William Randolph
Hearst. A fat, stubby finger, pointer!
directly at Mr. Hearst's startled face.
"That's heem.' said Esther.
"Then the courtroom rocked \u25a0with th*» :
explosion.
Smart Set
returned to their home at Pleasanton
after a week In town at the- Fairmont.
* • •
Miss Mamie Rodgers. "wlio has been;
spending the past year In the east,
visiting various relatives and friends. \
has returned to her home on Broadway..
*• • .
After a visit of some months in east
ern states, where they have been tin
guests o! klnspeople and old friejg^?.
Mrs. Charles Mason and her daugbw*.
Miss Winifred and Miss MabeJ, hay*
returned ;to their Sausallto home. Dur
ing their absence the house was occu
pied by Miss Bohrmann and Miss Made
lino Bohrmann, who are now at th«
Alta Mira hotel. BeSSS
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Mrs. William Irwln will be hostess
tomorrow afternoon : ajt.:one .of th*
week's prettiest card parties, to which
a score of card playing matrons"'have
been bidden. It will take place in the
Irwin home In Washington street and
will be followed by an informal tea.
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The marriage of Louis Door and Miss
Golda Charmak'will take place at t
o'clock this afternoon and wil» b« w«t
rt-iisert by the families and* a few inti
mate friends. Miss Charriak'n weOding
gown tv ill be of white chiffon silk,
made very simply, and worn with the*
conventional veil and orange blossom*.
t?he will be be unattended. A wedding
repast will follow the ceremony, after
which Mr. and Mrs. Door will leave for
a honeymoon in the southern -part ©•
the state. • .
Rebukes Vandalism
Editor Call: At the Sutro cliff
(which, by the way. should belong tf>
the city) a vandalism ordained by San
Francisco Is in progress. That monster
bluff Is being hewed Into an
shape and the excuse for the "Improve
ment" is that a wider road la needed
at that' point. The shale rock take.i
from the -steep eminence is being u*jgk
for an outer wall along the hlghwayT
and the adjacent beach Is being littered.
For half a century that Cliff house sec
tion of the road has been amply wide.
Even thq advent of the automobile has
not necessitated widening it. 1 recom
mend thaMSan Francisco acquire all
the -land slopes north of the streetcar
tracks facing the bay and ocean at the
heads, and by -parking, terracing and
otherwise beautifying It. mak» this
glorious, refreshing spot as entrancing
as its location merits. Otherwise lc
will be spoiled by cheap, low browed
contractors, as the boulevard has been
spoiled. This driveway should have
been paved with asphalt, then it would
not have needed the drenching* of oil
that it receives, to the discomfort o*
pedestrians. Mtt: p R. p
"Argentine Foreign Trade •
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GEXERAX. A. C. SNYDER of
V_ Buenos Ayres advises that figures
Just published give the .' Imports
Into the Argentine republic for the first
nix months of 1907 as $130.5«1.855 gold,
•in Increase of-$13,053.30t gold over th»
\u25a0jame period of last year, while the ex
ports were $155.43M53. an Increase of
J30.685.343. Imports from Africa, Chile.
France. Italy. Spain. Holland and- th«
United States decreased during Jthls
period, while an increase was sheA: In
those of Belgium. Bolivia. BrailUoer
many. Cuba; -Uruguay and ' England.
The value of Argentine exports sent to
Franco was, $24,077,779. England $20.
356.537, Germany $22,727,505 and the
United States $«.523,257. as stated la
the published figures. .The consular In
voices, however, show exportation^ to
the United SUtes of $7,790,897 of Argen
tine goods during the six months In
question. * - -

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