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IN his speech at Osawatomie, Kan., Roosevelt ."effectively answered
his critics, who have been asking for a definition of his policies,
pointing this request with a ready sneer because he has not in
the past concerned himself with the iniquity
of the prevailing system of tariff making that
permits the special interests to write their
own schedules. Now, it is not Roosevelt's
habit to cross a bridge before he gets there,
but nobod3 r will accuse him of reluctance or hesitation about making
ihe crossing when the time is ripe.
Those who have been asking what Roosevelt thinks about the
tariff making methods of Aldrich and the standpatters may have
their desire for knowledge gratified by reading the Osawatomie
speech, but we imagine they will not be as much pleased, as they
pretended when they asked for the information. This is what
Roosevelt said on the tariff:
With the present tariff, made by the same methods as its predecessor
and as that predecessor's predecessor, there is grave dissatisfaction. .The
people know that there are some things in it which arc not right, and
therefore they tend to suspect that there are, as I think, more numerous
things in it which are not right. They know that the system on which it
is made, the same system on which its predecessors were made, encour
ages a scramble of selfish interests, to which the all important general
interest of the public is necessarily. more or less subordinated.
There was a time when this scramble was regarded as the natural
course in tariff making, and was not resented. Now the people demand,
and rightly, that the profit of the special interests •shair be subordinated
to the general welfare in every case. It is this attitude of the people :
which must be met in dealing, with the present tariff, and with proposals
to amend the present tariff. Very little improvement, indeed, will follow
any attempt to revise the tariff by methods hitherto used^ :
By way of remedy Roosevelt proposes that the tariff shall be
revised, one schedule at a time, on the basis of information relative to
the cost of production obtained by a nonpartisan commission of
experts. In a word, he would take the tariff out of politics, the
dishonest politics that trades a monstrous and oppressive protection'
for campaign contributions, which are merely a form of bribery.
This is what Mr. Roosevelt thinks, if the standpatters want to
know. This is what Mr. Taft thinks and what the progressives of
the republican party maintain. On this, basis the fight is being
made, recognizing that the tariff in its modern development has
become a moral issue acutely touching our national life and con
science and insisting that the disguised bribery of congressmen
In this speech Mr. Roosevelt puts himself squarely on the side
of the insurgents, or the progressives, of the republican party. Mr.
Taft did the same thing in his open letter, which will make part of
the campaign book of the party congressional committee. On the
other side we find Aldrich, Joe Cannon and the petty bosses of
New York state. . • •
Roosevelt in
the Progres*
sive Camp
SENATOR CUMMINS of lowa suggests an extension of the
direct primary to the nomination of candidates for president
and vice president as a substitute for the national conventions.
It may be doubted whether the plan. is feas
ible, however undesirable this final surviving
relic of the convention system may be. There
is no machinery for taking a federal vote on
proposition in a direct way. It is possible
that the election of delegates to the national party conventions by
direct primaries held by the states would accomplish about all that
Senator Cummins desires.
The chief defect of the existing national convention system is
the inequality of representation. By the present plan the southern
states, which never cast a republican, vote at the polls, are given a
representation of something like a third of the convention, i The
thing is manifestly absurd, but long custom has made us tolerant
of the abuse.
It is the worst feature of national politics that purchasable
delegations can be sent from the south to the republican national
conventions. These delegations represent nothing but their own
pockets or their appetite for office.
for President
THOMAS W. LAWSON, the Boston terror, talks an infinite
deal of nothing. With sound arid fury and a rapid fire battery
of adjectives he starts .out to throw what the- newspapers call
"bombshells," but which might more justly. be
described as fits. These missiles are noisy
enough, but they don't hurt. A Lawson
diatribe is like the famous = high road that
wandered into the woods, dwindling away into
Hot Air
a sheep track and finally ran up a tree into a squirrel hole. It never
gets anywhere. \u25a0 • '. ' V. .
. -The public is quite ready to believe anything wicked of Standard
oil, and the iniquities of the system are Lawson's meat, on which
he feeds and thrives. But when you come to analyze Lawson there
is nothing to him but Wind and noise. He starts out' promising
Hreadful and spicy revelations about red headed girls and Titian
blondes who, he declares, are professional sirens in the employ of
the system to lure the unwary to their destruction. 'Doubtless there
is a great deal to tell about Standard oil methods, but Lawson .'doesn't
tell it We read on and on and on. There is plenty of Lawson but
no facts. There are wads of vague accusation but no brass tacks.
We weary of Lawson. He should hire out for a hot air balloon.
fT^ HE fight for the 'control of the forthcoming New York state
j republican convention with Roosevelt on one .side and^f he
, A "old guard" on the other is an affair of national 'interest. The
bosses pretend to be confident, and with the
help of Wall street hope to give Roosevelt
his political quietus ; but they are not; quite
sure about it and are busy planning tricks
and devices to compass the down-
No More
Corporal's Guard
fall- of their enemy. .
One of. these is to nominate Roosevelt for governor and then |
knife him at the polls.^ This plan is first cousin; to .Tom.- PJatt's'
I Nothing Doing in Wall Street
The Wall street 'cow, for the first ti me in many years, is refusing to " give
down" for the campaign.--News Item. -, V : ' ;
ingenious trick when he got Roosevelt out of the way of
New York politics. It ; did not -work out the; way it was meant.
But if reports are true, the old guard will not have tjie power to
work out any sort of plans or tricks with the -help of the convention.
Coming to a test at the primaries the machine is quite likely to
prove no stronger than a hollovv shell.. The power of such organiza
tions in New York and elsewhere has been formidable only because;
of the indifference of the people. When an issue is made that
arous.es the moral sense of the electorate the machine collapses and
people wonder what there was about it to be feared. Speaking
of recent developments in this fight; for control ;the New York
Tribune isays: '\u25a0'. i : \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 ;- : '.;,' "-['- " "' , "-, "
Theresult in Orleans county, where anti-Wadswbrth idelegates to the
state convention: were elected, bears out the Tribune in its. recent asser-:
tion that within the districts represented by "old guardsmen" at: the; state
'committee meeting were many assembly districts which would send pro
gressive delegates '.to. thfe; state convention, Orleans county is in the
thirty-fourth- congress district, '•; the. Wadswprth district, represented in
. the state committee b"y J. A.'Merritt. Direct primaries sentiment is strong
in the counties that make up. this district, Speaker' Wadsworth- himself
haying narrowly escaped defeat: in the. last \u25a0election because of his oppo- .
sition to primary reform: It is probable that a majority of the idelegates
from the various counties in the Wadsworth territory to the state conven
tion will be progressives. It is riot impossible- thatMr.Wadsworth will .
: control: only the delegates: from his own county, Livingston. ; \ . ;
: Similarly in other districts all -over. the. state represented by "old
guardsmen'- in the state committee counties will break away from their
control: ; Only four or five of -the. strongest; among 1 the "old guard" '
: "leaders" will be likely to hold the solid strength of. their; congress
districts in the state convention. ;
\u25a0\u25a0-;\u25a0 The Buffalo Courier; intimates- that when the,, trial of. strength
comes the ''old guard" will prove to be no more than a corporaj's
guard. Already • they are on the . run. and .making overtures for
compromise: They will get none. « M -' .-:\u25a0 : i .
r Y? H-E -accomplished . .annexation V of Korea by Japan thrcnys a
I bright light on the' course of oriental diplbmaGyind the fashion
r- in which the Japanese play; with their treaty' obligations.". The
An Example :
of Japanese
will no doubt take the same course. A St. Petersburg journal
characterizes the latest Japanese move as a direct blow at the prestige
of the United States in the far east and says :
The Japanese, with a skill we would dp- well' to learn from them,
leave us only, the appearance of liberty of choke. In reality they, obtain
their ends gradually, and_ sacrifice absolutely nothing. v.-. This is bcealise
. we voluntarily enter their sphere of influence instead of - constituting
ourselves the balancing power. between Japan and the other nations. Let.
•us Korea, for example. The independence of Korea was the corner
stone of the Portsmouth treaty. It was on this ! account that the United
States and China recognized the treaty. Korean independence. was, so to .
speak,; a hew point of departure in the international law concerning, the
far east. However, in pointof fact, Japan obtained greater rights .in r
Korea than she- was by the Portsmouth treaty. . Against this
actual seizure of -'.'plenary powers" no one protested, not even the, United
Stages. Why, then, does Japan want to annex Korea? Annexation can
add nothing to her actual power. We havetoo great an opinion of the
good sense, of Japanese politics tobelieve that Japan is prompted merely
by the childish chauvinism of half civilized peoples, as'is, the case of our ,
own jingoes in the matter of -Finland. > The .more reasonable assumption
is that Japan is here acting with her wonted : fine calculation, that it is one - v
of those moves on the chessboard the meaning of which can : be '\u25a0 under
stood only when a number, of .other, circumstances are'taken into account, <
and not by itself. The annexation of Korea has a meaning for Japan only :
in connection with the feverish building{bf the Antuhg-Mukderi railroad,
and only if made with Russia's co-:bperation. The annexation of; Korea is V
a direct blow dealt at China and the prestige; of, the United States in- the
far.east, for the -United-States guaranteed the independence, of =Korea.
" The annexation of Korea is of -no special cons^equeiice commer
cially to America. We have been shut out from that trade by Japan
fbrV some; time and our commerciar exclusion from Manchurian terri
tory .will M
acquiesced almost -eagerly, in trie: annexation ' of i Korea by Japan,
and indeed, no other; course: wasjopen^ but we have:liad : a lessonin
orientall diplomacy,: and' the value | that 4he Japanese attach to; their
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peace of Portsmouth guaranteed, the inde
pendence, of Korea, even as it promised .the
open door for American and- other commerce
in Manchuria. The first undertaking is now
explicitly and openly .ignored and the other
Answers to Queries*
> SHALL AND WILL— Reader. Please ex
plain the distinction, between "Shall" and
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. As an auxiliary, "Shall" indicates a
duty or necessity whose obligation is
derived from the person speaking, as
"you shall go;" that is, I order you to
go. In the second and third persons,
therefore, the use of this; auxiliary ex
presses a command, a threat, or a
1 promise, and if the auxiliary be empha
sized, the command or promise is made
more forcible. "Will," as an auxiliary,
on the other hand, is used to denote
futurity, dependent upon the subject of
the verb. Thus, in the first person, "I
will" denotes willingness, consent, or
promise, but when the word is empha
sized it indicates determiantqn or a
fixed purpose, as, ."I will go at all haz
ards." In the second and third persons
the idea of simple futurity is given, as
though .the speaker had" no direct
knowledge of the volition of the sub
ject i n these cases. "I shall go'" im
plies a foretelling-. of the movement of
the speaker, but has not the force of
volition implied in "I will go." '
J. ;D. H., city: Is 'it true
that the^ salary of the., president of the United
«-- 1 hHS been '"creased from ; J50.000 to
$10,000 a j-ear with an allowance of $23,000
a year for "junketing expenses?"
Congress, by an act approved March
4. 1907, appropriated "for traveling ex
penses of the president of .the United
States, to be expended at his discre
tion and accounted for by his certifi
cates solely, $25,000." In the second
session of the sixtieth congress the
salary of the president was increased
to. $75,000 a-year.. At the first session
of the, sixty-first congress the presi
dent- Was ; allowed. $25,000 for traveling
expenses. Money for traveling is not a
fixed yearly amount, but an appropria
tion .when occasion demands it.
_ SXUFF— P...F. M.. City. : Is tobacco in the
form or. snuff, habitually used, injurious to the
• Medical opinion is agreed that snuff
is " the most' harmful form in which
tobacco can be used, because the physi
cal'damage it does to the air passages
and its -specific action on the nerves is
so' much the more pronounced. V
City. • What Is ttie meanine of the Initials S. a'
G. placed on - envelopes .that are sent out by
Inmates- of . Catholic, convents?
They stand for "St. Anthony Guide."
St. Anthony is the patron saint of mes
sengers and- the' letters are an appeal
to him that he will guide the letter
safely to its destination.
TRADE— Snbscrlber. City: How long will it
take a young man to. learn the trade of a silver
smith?, . • : .
That depends upon^ the amount of
interest the young man takes in the
work. Under favorable circumstances,
about "four years". .- ' . \u25a0 . . \u25a0
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"SMOKING-F; W. S.. City. '* -pentle
men 8" club Rives a "ladies', night" should the
men refrain from smoking during the erfning?
"Gentlemen"- never smoke in- the
presence of . "ladies" when* the latter
are their guests at an indoor gathering.
The .'. Bargain Instinct
She— "w\» have been trying "our best
to Induce? more , women' to join our
Saturday/ Nigh t-club,* but without suc
cess." : ' •'-.: - .' j. > : - . : -
, He— -irWhat : is the initiation fee?"
v She^— ".Two dollars." "".;
He— "Make, it:, 51.98 and you'll get
more -new members /than you can ac
commodate."— Chicago News.
Friehdly Criticism
He .(at % the "Miss, Shreeker
says, shells- always^ nervous whan she
attempts l to sing in ; public."
; . She^^Well, ,; I'm hot , surprised.- , Sh.e
has heard . herself; before."—^Chicago
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I he Insider
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TeJls how a British consul general saved the lives of Euro
pean babies in Seoul by exercise of. plenary power vested
in him by. his government. .
Sir Walker Hillyer
; Friend of Infants
the lives of all the European babies in Seoul. A man who was there told
me the story as an illustration of the authority with which the British gov
ernment invests its representatives abroad. It was during the Chinese-
Japanese war, and as far as getting supplies was concerned Seoul was tem
porarily off the map. One day it was discovered that the supply of foodstuffs
suitable for very young children was entirely exhausted. Jhere was not a.
can- of condensed milk .in the city and very little else that the little army or
toothless foreigners could depend upon for nourishment. Some of the children
sickened: A few of them died. Appeals were made to the American minister,
for the reason that most of the little folk were 'children of American parents.
Pie wrung his hands, and even wept, but declared that he was helpless to
render any assistance in time for it to be of any use. /.*;.'
Walter Hillyer, who was not a "sir" in those days, was British, corrsal
general at Seoul.. He learned of the situation one evening at the dub. "Jse
at once went to his office, and next morning consular clerks visited every h^*
where there' was, a baby. .They took with them circular letters authorizing
the purchase of $the following godcls or as much of them as the money
inclosed will buy.^y ~
Hillyer sent the money : and the filled out orders to Chemulpo, with a
letter to the commander of the British cruiser Archer directing him to" "pro
ceed at full speed to Chefu and there purchase the supplies enumerated on
the inclosed lists. If you can not get them at Chefu try Shanghai. A speedy
return is also imperative."
A week or so later one of the Archers steam launches towed a couple of
heavily laden barges up to Seoul. A squad of scarlet coated British marines
loaded the stuff behind a Korean ox team, and that afternoon all the babies
in Seoul enjoyed a gorge of real baby food.
Comfort Crumbs for
Defeated Candidate
ceptcd his failure philosophically, and is now putting in his spare time digging
facts to be thankful for out of the maze of figures that record his defeat. Hex*
are someof the comfort crumbs that he has gathered:
He received more votes than Nat Ellery both in Humboldt, which »
Ellery's home countj\and in the entire state.
He received more votes in Los Angeles county than Alden Anderson.
He beat Curry in Humboldt county. .'\u25a0:%
In Del Xorte county he"' received a bigger vote than any of the candidates
for governor and more votes than all the other candidates for state printer
He missed the nomination, but he knows where his friends are.
Gossip of Railwaynien
1' '
4 ( *"|- k HE Time Card," the monthly
I publication of the Transporta
*\u25a0 tion club, for September is the
best issue that has yet been presented
to the members. It is deserving of
much comment and it has received con
siderable from some of the members of
the club who have been mentioned or
not mentioned. \u25a0 "
There is a party in Powell street
who is desirous ; of securing a copy of
the song "Walt Till the Sun Shines.
Nellie." Clyde Colby complains that a
portion of his beantiful lines have been
garbled by the editor. Another mem- _
ber, who noticed the excellent condi
tion of the club's finances, is talking of
circulating a petition to have the ex
cess distributed to "the members.
A Western Pacific official is wonder
ing whether or not a compliment was
Intended relative to his appearance In
evening dress. George G. Fra3er
kindly thanks his contemporary. The
treasurer is wondering if Van Cott
paid for that full page ad, and if he
did who got the money. Sam Booth
says isn't the editor a handsome child?
"The Time Card" has certainly made
good this "issue. "
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It has been officially announced that
unless some unlooked for obstacle in
tervenes the Southern Pacific extension
from Lafayette to Baton Rouge will be
completed and In operation by Octo
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: ; Announcemeht was made yesterday
of the removal of the offices of the
Tonopah and Tidewater from the
seventh floor of the Monadnock build
ing to the third floor.
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B.F. Coons, commercial agent of the
Rock Island at Los Angeles, is in the .
city on a business trip.
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. W. H. Snedaker, general agent of the^
Illinois Central, left last nighty for a
trip through the Sacramento valley.
The latest story of C. Benjamin Con
don* general agent of the Hawley
lines, and his adventutes is of a near
trip to the police station to assist his
fellow railroadman, Ray Higgins. ..
. Condon received a mysterious mes
sage to the effect that Higgins was in
the city prison. The message came
late at night and Condon traveled over
the city, considerably in; an effort to
secure "a sufficient amount of bail.
Just as he was leaving the house,
his pockets bulging with the bail
money and his eyes filled with tears,
Higgins appeared. He had 'not been
in jail at all, but had just returned
from Fresno, where he landed several
cars of freight. v . *-' '>
Whoever perpetrates these tricks has
been unusually lucky. Not by escaping\
detection, but events seem to occur
at just the proper moment. Condon re
ceived the news of Higgins' Incarcera
tion through a second party: The mes
sage came over the telephone, and
when Condon received the sad news he
rang up the police station and asked (
E. DAVIS, manager of the Lar.krrshlra hotel.
Los Angeles, is a cnest at the Palace with
Mr*. Davis. They havr Just returned from a
trip through Washincton and Oregon.
• • •
A.J. EEEDE of Chicago. Dr. J. -Walter Seawell
of Healttebnrg and E<lward_M. Freeman of
French Lick. Ind.. are among the recent ar
rivals at the Manx.
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\y, T C. -WATSON-- state bank examiner, returned
from a trip through the state yesterday and
is registered at the Stewart.
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W. D. rOESTEB, traffic manager of 'the Tono
paL and Goldneld railroad. Is at the Stewart
• with Mr*. Forster.
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\u25a0 down from Sacramento yesterday and is stay
ing at the Palace. _
B. C. 'HAMLIN, an automobile dealer of Los
Angeles, is at the Palace with Mrs. Hamlln.
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E. H. GBEPPTN, a merchant of Los Angeles, Is
among the:recent^arrlTals at the St. Francis.
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A.TG. WISHON, who is^interested in. a power
• plant at Fresno, is staying at the Palace. \u25a0"
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W. A, LAMB, a manufacturing jeweler of Chi-.
cago, is "staying at the^ St. Francis. . \u0084
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E.W . S. WOODS, a rancher of Stockton, is at
the St. Francis with Mrs: 'Woods.
S. M. FOXTON, a businessman of Antioch. ia at
the ' Colonial with : Mr*. Tulton.
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D. F. MTTBPHY, \ a commercial man of Porches- •
/..ter, ,J».-«Y., Is at* the . Colonial. "
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J. BATTO of Jackson is'at the Stanford-
SIR WALTER HILLYER, former military
adviser to the Chinese government. /who
arrived, here the other day. once saved
\V. B. Thorpe, who was a candidate for state
printer at the recent primary, is finding much
to console him in the official returns. He ac-
what crime Higgins had committed.
This is where the joke should have
ended, but it happened that a man
named Higgins had been arrested an
hour before. -
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F. TV. Thompson, general aarent of
the Rock Island- lines, left yesterday
evening for a trip to the northern part
of the state.
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E. O. McCormick. vice president In
charse of traffic of the Southern Pa
cific, departed for northern California
last night.
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• A special train of seven cars will
leave the Oakland pier for Lake Tahoe
Saturday evening. Five of these cars
have been chartered by a party, mem
bers of the Knights of Columbus: the
two other cars are necessary on ac
count of the large travel to that pop
ular resort. Besides 'these cars the
regular Tahoe cars on the eastbound
trains are practically sold out.
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James Horsburgh Jr. r general pas
senger ager.t of the Southern Pacific,
will leave this morning for Chfcago to
attend the meeting of the tranconti
nental passenger association.
CM. Levey, vice president and gen
eral manager of the Western Pacific,, is
expected to return from Salt Lake
The Missouri Pacific is to esta^fah
a, transcontinental package car setvice
from Syracuse over the New York Cen
tral and Lackawanna lines and : the
Missouri Pacific. Denver and Rio
Grande and "Western Pacific, wes"t of
St. Louis. These cars, each loaded
with 5.000 pounds of California freight,
will not be opened until they reach
their destination. The time from In
itial point to the coast is to be 13 days.
Advices from San Antonio indicate
that the: Kansas City, Mexico and
Orient will be completed within the
next 12 months and/In operation be
tween Wichita, Kan., and Topelobampo.
on the west coast of Mexico. Construc
tion is now being pushed rapidly from
San Angelo to Del Rio, at which point
connections will be made with the Na
tional Railways of Mexico, giving th«
line direct rail connection with Mexico
Many private cars now in service
have lately been equipped with portable
telephones, through th<» medium; of
which the officials of the road may se
cure connections with telephone train
wires or private telephones at. any
point along the track. Connection is
established by means of line pole 3 at
tached to the wires above.
Greeks are employed in icing West
ern Pacific fruit trains at Salt Lake
City, and though they do the work by
hand, one car a minute is handled-
These fruit trains continue to -go
through from Sacramento to Chicago
In S4 hours. , « - .
GEOEGE W. TEAS, an attorney of Holllrter. Is
Rtayius at the St. Francis. * .
* • •
W. S. PE2OTIXD, an oilman of Bak^rsaeM; -to
registere«l at the Argonaut.
B, J. BXTTTEB-WOaTH. a Portland eommerdal
. man, is at the Belmont.
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W. L, DTOLEY, an taplemeat maa from Stock
ton. is at the Tcrpln. .. <
8. J. KAY of Sacramento Is at the Tnrpla wtW
Mrs. Kay and son. \u25a0y- - -
DH. W.* A.. PHILLIPS of Santa Cna U a juwt
»t the Argonaut.
DB. C. W. JOX of San Jew* Is at th» rairnMiat
with his family. , , «nioac
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DB. J. 3. MASOK of Sacramento la a gnWt ai
the St. Francis. Mt *?
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JTOGE K. T. DOOLISO of Hollfoter Is '..^t
at the Stewart. . -f
T. H. BAILEY, a frnlt grower of StoeVtm i. I
the Stanford. . , .otoc«on.,l«. otoc «on.,l« at
• ju~ ntta or - 1 resno zad Mrs, \u25a0 Helm'
F B?e^ TC?Za U - ?* M -
C 'i)aie G3 ° 0H * * nrerclwnt ot -ireata. U'iV'th*

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