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MR. TAFT'S letter admitting the insurgents to equal standing
at the pie counter and proclaiming a general amnesty casts
an instructive and, in a way, amusing light oh the habits
of thought of the professional politicians.
Mr. Taft is not himself one of these, but the
conduct of his administration has been largely
dominated by men of that breed. Frank
Hitchcock is the type.
10 sucti as these patronage is v the be-all and end-all of existence,
the whole thing, and the government of the United States exists
only to salaries. Who shall get this job or that. job or the
other is "the one question worth a moment's consideration. The most
dreadful punishment they can conceive -is a withdrawal of supplies
of what they call "pie.*' They go farther and have persuaded them
selves that a man denied his customary stock of this form, of
political ammunition is irretrievably crushed and eliminated from
What time Uncle Joe Cannon was rampaging up and down the
country swearing that the insurgents ought to be hanged as traitors,
the politicians -of the administration tried their pie theory of life
on their rebellious brethren, with what results the primaries in
California, Washington, lowa, Kansas and other states have shown.
Wickersham read the insurgents out of the party/Hitchcock would
allow them no postmasters, and Sherman persuaded himself, as a
natural consequence "of exclusion from the counter, that insurgency
"was on the wane."
Now they appear to have discovered, or perhaps-Mr. Taft has
made the discovery for them, that patronage does not really cut
so much figure in results as they had supposed. The whole fabric
of the professional theory is rudely blasted.
If the politicians require some further teaching on this subject
they might find it in the electoral history of the state of Maine.
In that state the standpatters have had absolute control of the
federal patronage for forty years and they had besides free access
to the "fat" which it was the habit to fry out of tlie protected
interests. Yet, in spite of all these supposed advantages, the repub
lican pluralities in Maine have been uniformly dwindling for years
and have now disappeared altogether.
In a political way Senator Hale was supreme in Maine. The
offices were in his gift and he had full control of the plethoric
campaign funds. But under his management the party plurality
declined from 48.246 in 1896 to 8,964 in 1906, and two years later
was even less. The dissatisfaction rose to such a point that this year
Hale came to understand that his rule was ended. He retired from
the fight for re-election, but he made a desperate effort to secure
the renomination of his son for congress and he failed disastrously.
So much for the power of patronage.
It will not make the difference of a pin's fee to the insurgents
whether they get their share of patronage or not, and it might easily
be that they would be all the stronger without it. Indeed, the
power to apportion theserewards is'more often a source of weakness
than of strength. The whole theory of the professionals in this
regard is founded on a puerile misconception of the facts and of
the working of popular sentiment.
The Pie Counter
as a Factor
in Politics
A CCORDIXG to the statistics collected by the federal depart
/L\ ment of agriculture the number and value of the horses in the
\u25a0 has not been affected by the impressive growth of the
' automobile industry. In fact, the total value
- of the Horses has doubled in the -last ten
years. # These are the figures :
§!i .*2& mbei \ of A°i£ cs in the Un 'ted States January
I, 1900, nearly 14,000,000.
•* Number of horses in tftc United States Tan- -
vary l, iyuy, nearly 30.000,000. - J ,
Increase in horse population last ten years, over 100 per cent
Average value of horse in the United States, 1900. $44 61 . '
Average value of horse in the United. States, 1909, $95 64
Increase in value per head last ten years, over 100 per cent
lota worth of horses in United States, 1900. nearly $1,000,000000
Total worth of horses in the United States, 1909, nearly $3,000 000 000
Increase in value of horse population last ten years,"2oo per cent.'
The increase in number and value of horses has been concurrent
with the astonishing extension of the" use of automobiles. The in
vestment in the manufacture of automobiles has grown to enormous
proportions, but the making of horse drawn vehicles moves onward
with equal pace. The Boston News Bureau has collected some com
parative figures on this- subject as follows:
Investment in manufacture of automobiles .$275,000000
Investment in producing accessories 175000000
Total plant investment - 400,000000
Number of persons employed in manufacture.... 2 200,000
Number of selling agents 5500
P Selling agents and garage employes 33000
here are in daily use in the United States at present approximately
X) automobiles. The 1909 production may be placed at 180000
with an approximate value of $240,000,000. •££ :\u25a0
Large as these figures are, they are exceeded by the annual ex
penditure for horse- drawn vehicles. . Reliable authorities estimate that
there are over 7,000,000 of these vehicles used caily in the United States
Am £^ can manufactur «rs produce yearly about 1,750,000 vehicles, of which
' ™ ™ ar ? P as , se . n .S cr conveyances, with-an; estimated . value '\u25a0 of $110
000,000. In addition there is a yearly expenditure of \u25a0 $125,000,000 for '
horses and $52,000,000 for harnesses, so that it seems fair to assume that
the United States expends yearly for its horse vehicles a total of $'90
000,000. y " ..'.
Automobile makers claim that already the automobile "has dis
placed 500,000 horses and wagons, : the average upkeep of which is 65
cents a day compared with the average upkeep for an automobile 0f. 30
cents a day.
Ever since the road machine assumed its vogue the ultimate
extinction of the horse has been a fashionable prophecy. It may
yet be fulfilled, at least as far,as urban traction is coiicerried,, but
the figures here cited are sufficient to show that the draft horse
will survive for along time tp come. But the constantly increasing
use of the autotruck for hauling: heavy loads in-the cities means
the invasion of a field that until recently was monopolized by^the
horse. For. military purposes the horse stiliholds the road, but even
here there are signs of change. - -
as to
Horses and
[Will the :a^^i;^r^; ; f^bgfei
THERE is a loud, even vociferous, chorus of abuse directed
at Roosevelt from the usual sources, mostly taking their
inspiration -from the neighborhood of Wall street. : 7 They xlo
~ f not approve of his manners, and his, opinions
are devilish as well, as upsetting. The flow
of adjectives is terrifying, or'is- at least meant
to have that effect. \u0084 . ", , : :
J Yet in all this harmonious outcry from
the New York press one finds, a discordant note raised by • the
sober sided and; careful New York Tribune, which will scarcely be
suspected of a;* desire to destroy the United States constitution, as
Roosevelt is accused of holding in contemplation: The vTribune
thus describes the state of mind among its agitated neighbors :
• ;^, The critics of Colonel Roosevelt— they are in full chorus now, a
small but eminently select chorus, with the complaint that he has nothing
new to say. And then 'they make that criticism perfectly destructive by
saying nothing new themselves. They repeat the same old criticisms that
have been heard ever since the colonel emerged from relative obscurity,
just to show, we suppose, how great a store they, set upon ; originality
freshness. He utters platitudes.* He has not outgrown the ten com
mandments. He uses the first person singular pronoun\to a degree that
offends persons of taste. Ho is insincere, for his critics /wot of actions of^
his that are inconsistent with his; words, and inconsistency is an indisput-^
able proof of insincerity. 'He loves popular applause. He is a dangerous
agitator. He does not think deeply. ..
We suspect thesecriticisms will have the same effect they produced
when first heard, nearly a decade ago. They did not deter the colonel "
i then from furthering in his own way the policies and causes in which he
was interested, and it is absurd to suppose they will deter him now from
contributing in his own way to the success :of what have come to be
. called "progressive principles."
Z. It is perhaps a mark of "the superior person": to disapprove
of the colonel; He talks too loud and his moral sense is primitive
and crude, not to say elementary. Only a rude, uncultivated person
would talk that way ""\u25a0 about common honesty, and it may be) that
this virtue in its raw form is. out of fashion in New York, r Besides,
the colonel's insistence on the ten_ commandments is calculatedytb
"hurt business." In fine, Roosevelt is not up to date by -New
Why They
Do Not Like
of Railwaymeri
GEORGE NAVE, the youthful com
mercial agent .of the Chicago
Northwestern, has : been intro
ducing an old friend to the local rail
road fraternity. He is a captain of a
steamer, but the only name George uses
during the introduction is '" "Captain
Roughness." ..: .... '
"He introduced the captain to his boss,
R. R. Ritchie..- yesterday, a foolhardy
thing to do, to one's boss,*:. and the cap
tain nearly crushed Ritchie's hand. :•
... "He has a'' grip like a harder sub
starifce 'than jsteel,".' says Ritchie. "Fol
lowing; my introduction Navei presented
the captain to Tom Tilly, Qfthe^Union
Pacific and before -I eould r tell Tom: not
to. shake hands he was writhing In pain.
"But- Nave thought j'it'/was; -:a- -good
joke. He : laughed .heartily C*"with the
captain and the* ; latter i; in.: his jocular
mood slapped Nave on the knee; Now
we;are laughingf Nave has been limp
ing for a : week." "**/'/
John.Phelan, general r agent of , the
Gref^ Northern at LosiAngeles," is In
the city for a few days/.- \u25a0;.-*•
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Joseph Stanton, general, agent" of; the
Rock Island lines, with headquarters at
Los Angeles, was in \u25a0 the" city yesterday
on-business. _- : ;
Amngements have^beeniabout con
cludea' by, the -'\u25a0 transcontinental ' roads
entering California for* thei[ expediting
of shipments east of Tcanned' goods; and
dried fruits. Heretofore: shipments;-" of
these products haveJ not smade the usual
schedule time and ?at all general! confer
ence between the. freight officials of tlie
Santa Fe, r Southern "> Pacific I and'/ West
ern Pacific, 9 ; held" yesterday, -iit^was '\u25a0 de
cided^to; expedite:, this movement .-as
much asf possible. \u25a0;/„: ': v^ V ,"
: [ Th e roads .will; arrange ,- to . rhak©
schedule time or as near ; schedule time
as , possible. \\lt .will ;not' bo .as difficult
because of ithe general 'impVovement of
all : of r the ; roada fduring ;{ the ; last - few^
months, ..particularly/, the) roadbeds arid
equipment. ."' / [.-.\u25a0
; "Fifty cents and. the book"- will' be
the' price ; at the, bookfestdfhnerjof ithe
Transportation club, to ,be ; held in i the
clubrooms Saturday \u25a0 evening, Septem
ber 24. The impression was /created
that dinner was to cost one^big:
dollar . unless 'each guest brought a
book for; the club's library, but • ' the
price will be 50 cents. • However^bring
a contribution for the new bookcase.
, Advance sheets of .the Time Card for
the next issue indicate; that the: editor
purposes running "a rogue's gallery.
W.E. Green, "vice 'president arid gen
eral- manager of the Denver. Laramie
and Northwestern.vwhich at present ex
tends from Denver to Greeiy, ; Colo.v 54
miles, has announced that the i road is
going to build ; to -Puget*: sound: c The
distance from Denver is 1,500 miles.
An exceedingly interesting > bit of
comment was that'of Franklin K.'Lkne.
member of ; the v interstate 'commerce
commission, who 'has - r just "returned
from the, international 'railway fconfer
ence; atr ßerne, Switzerland.^. Lane" was
one; of the representatives of the-Unit
ed States to the international railway
conference.- V -^ - '\u25a0
v "The,; conference established beyond
American from the standpoint
of : efficiency,?? says *Lane.^ VOne of .' the
questions left,' in my mind, is as i to how
European ' railroads . manage to; pay -4,'; 5
and J 6 ; per cent '• iri- dividends v. with - the'
small ivolume of "traffic they; have . com
pared^with'the volume iWelhave^; \u25a0•;: '".
'. > "I 'have seen ';• more T f relght 'moving] in
a'slngle houratChicago.Pittsburg and
Jersey City ,'than J/I " saw in an entire
month ; in Europe:, Of 'course the answer
\u25a0 of >\u25a0\u25a0 th « ,; European : failroadman siuj that
their^ railroad systems;are'entirely'ade
quate: to the/needsTofitheirrcbuntries';
jand, that; Is; probably Hrue.' V;
I : 'l^OurX railroading « system is without
parallel in? the jworld^because^we' are
living as | a nation, and ' in i EuropeVthey
live ; as communi ties. | . Tha t i accounts ] : in
part ;for; the iwohderful?efflciency,"ofi the
American ; railroad. g-I r doubt ; very^ much
if r you ; couldvthr6wja.ll\theyrailroadrsys
tems' of J Eurbpo"", together j and f m'ovej the
year.'' v V '- • . ' - > \u25a0
Answers to Queries
I NEGROES — 1,. 11.. Kennett. Can a nejTo iv
San J^aiicisoo. live whererer he pleases, or does
he have- to 'lire within certain districts? (2) Is
Jt tnie that all negroes . lire In a certain doTrn
town ( district?; .',..,• - ..' v .
The. negro..; is not restricted to- any
particular part of. the jcity. (2) It is
not true that all negroes live in a cer
tain down town precinct: ':
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ATLANTIC OCEAX— Ci F.iS., City! What is
tne greatest depth. of the uorth Atlantic ocean?
The United States hydrographic office,
answering this .duestion, says: "The
greatest depth of the North Atlantic
ocean is 4,662 .: fathoms or ; 27,972 fe§t.
.This depth Is at the eastern end of the
island of ; Ha+ti 1 in latitude 19 degrees
35 minutes north, by longitude 67 de
grees -43 minutes west, and was found
by theJJnlted States ship Dolphin while
running a line of soundings from' Hat
teras to Mona passage during January.
1902. .•:\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0': .
'\u25a0' ••:' . •', :-: : * .• "
VEGFJTABLES— House Keeper, City. Having
had a dispnte" with se.yeral hwso keepers as to
the time i required . for the cooking of the ordi
nary vegetables, have decided to refer the mat
ter to the Query Department. V .
> Miss Maria Par loa, principal for
many years of the school-of. cooking in
Boston, Mass., gives the- following as;
the time required:" • •: \u25a0
Potatoes, boiled, -30 minutes.
- Potatoes, baked, ;45 minutes.
Sweet potatoes,. boiled; 45 minutes.
Sweet potatoes baked,*.' one' hour."*/ -
Squa"sh. boiled, 25 minutes. -
Squash, baked; 45"minutes.
Green peas, boiled, 20 to»40 minutes.
.Shell beans, boiled, tone hour.
String beans,, boiled, brie hour.
Green corn, 25 to 60 minutes.
How should 'the announcement of a weddlnc
engagement be acknowledged ?
By,a short note of congratulation and
expression of hope for happiness in the
future. v
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FORMER PRESIDENT— J.D., Irvington. Who
preceded \u25a0 the incumbent president of the French
: Emile Louhet. .
- DEG REES-J. D., Irvlngton. -Tell about the
degrees granted in ; universities, such as PhJ5.
LL.D., etc.* Why; are they granted, and is
Ph. D.v ever; granted as honorary? •
; Such degrees y which". mean doctor of
philosophy, doctor, of. laws, , etc.; and are
academical c titles i originally granted to
one • so; well, versed ' in"! !Ns specialty as
tolbelqualifiedUoteacH:its Hence,- one
who ; has taken- the highest;degree con
feruedby.a university or college or has
received aVdiploma'. of \u25a0 the highest^ de
gree, ;as f doctor of |.law,"t"of medicine,- of
music or of phliosbphy. Such diplomas
may confer honorary titles only.
Abe Martin
_; vNobuddy, ever, wants 't\.quir when' thef
even.- PinkyTKerr says 'he'a.'eoiny home'
early some \u25a0 afternoon 'ariv write' a r noveL
•X? 17, IQIO
The Poet Philosopher
I threw my money; at the birds;
and j sages 'came with warning words,
and talked about
the rainy day.
"You • ought to
file your scads
away," the .sages
said, "for winter
use; don't always 'have your purse
strings loose. You may fall sick, or
blind, or dumb, and when the high
priced sawbones come, and druggists
charge you for their pills, and nurses
spring their little bills, you'll breathe
a wi»h, in bitter tones, that you had
salted : down > some bones." Their dis-
course .was so wise and grave that I
at once began to save; I carried bundles to the bank until exertion made me
lank; I saved and saved until my roll would do to plug a stovepipe hole, an<J^
then (it broke the banker's heart!) I blew it for a motorcart. It's painted;
red and, gold and green, and fairly thirsts for "gasoline. It pants and snorts
and smokes and tears, and wildly calls for more repairs. I like the good old
spendthrift way, to blow one's roubles day, by. day; I like to waste wealth as
it comes, in small and unobstrusive sums; that's better than to skimp and
shave, and pinch, economize and save for months together, like a dunce, and
then blow in your wad" at 'once. . o»wtA». mo. t>r ffis #Y\
The Morning Chit-Chat
DOES it it ever occur to you when something very
unpleasant happens that it isn't as bad as if it were
twice as bad? . . •
Among my friends I have one incurable optimist.
-.-. From every unkind blow that fate deals him — and it
has dealt him several very harsh-ones — he recovers him
self with a smile.
And it isn't by any means the silly grin of the cheer
ful idiot—who doesn't know enough to be down in the
mouth — either/ It is the rainbow smile of
. -.-;"— — the man worth while,
The man who can smile
When everything goes dead wrong."
In sheer amazement at his refusal to appear in the
least disconcerted just after "a knockdown blow that
would have made most men go about, looking like a walking tombstone, I
insisted one day that he explain jiimself, and he gave me that first sentence ZtA
the key to his optimism. * V
"When I'was a little boy and anything I didn't like happened, I always
tried to comfort myself with that "
.. . ." ' -Tisn'tas bad as if it were twice as bad.*. .
"No matter what the trouble was— whether I^broke my leg or one of my
pet rabbits died, or it rained the day of the Sunday school picnic, or I didn't
get the skates I wanted, for Christmas, I'd .always cheer myself up with
"Tisn't as bad as if it were twice as bad.'
"And j still doL"pg£>g
?f; A funny little notion, isn't it? y ' "i ' ;
But isn't there a whole philosophy of life in it?
There are -two points of view from which to look on life, and I am more
and more coming to think that the question of happiness and unhappiness
depends far more on which point of view you take than on the circumstances
of. your life.
Seems to me as if all the world might be divided into two classes — thcr^
people who dwell on the mountain top of" Tisn't as bad as ifit were twice
as bad," and. the people who dwell in the valley of "It's never as good as if it
were better."
The. people on the, mountain are always looking. compassionately down
and seeing folks less fortunate than they.
' : The people in the valley are always looking enviously up and seeing folks
who have much more than they.
The people on the mountain top have a way of always looking at the
good , things they possess. .
The people in the valley never seem to see anything 'but the desirable
things they lack.
There was an epigram in Life the other day to this effect:
"The feminine pessimist -worries because she is not as young as she oncev
was; the optimist-rejoices that she is not as old as she will be." * "v :- A Jr
The first, you see, lived in the valley of "It's never as good as if it were"
better," and the second on' the mountain of .".'Tisn't as. bad as if it were
twice as bad." j ' X-
Of course they're both right. They both see things as they are..
The only difference is that the mountain 'dwellers' are- happy and the
valley dwellers are not.
;* Which class do you. belong to? , • .', ;.
Or are'you apt, like me, to' migrate from oneto the other?
Ifyou are, why don't 'you do as I think I shall— havo the motto of the
mountain dwellers printed and hung where I can -daily see it and daily be
reminded into optimism. by it:/ ;•".'*>;* "
"'Tisn't as bad as if it were twice as bad.'\
: '- :• CcwuAxyw
Poor Prospects
"Yes," said Miss Passay, "I found a
very_ nice boarding house today, but
the only room they' had to offer, me had
a folding-bed in it.-and I detest those
things." .
"Of course,*' remarked Miss Pert, "one
can never hope to find a man under a
folding bed."— Catholic Standard and
Times. * - , ;„ , r. . -
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A Limerick of the Sea ;
There was a young lady named Banker,
Who slept while the ship was at anchor.
She awoke in dismay.
When she heard the mate say,
"Xow hoist up. the top sheet and
spanker."; ' — Exchange.
; ; Sire yourself up as others do "and
you'll find that you don't amount to so
much; 5 \u25a0\u25a0''\u25a0.' . •\u25a0; „ . \u25a0 :\u25a0. .
0. RICH, manager of the Palace hotel, left on a
.Tacation trip yesterday, with" Mrs. Rich. J They
' will spend some days in the Santa Crux moan
tains and later stay at the Del Monte ranctao.
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JOHN M. GARDINER or Los Angeles motored op
r , from the south yesterday, and^took apartments
'; at, the Stewart with his family.'
- • • \u25a0- • •
ELMER . H. COX," a lumberman .of Madera. re
" turned;' from the east yesterday after attend
ing, the ; eonserra'tion i congress. \u25a0
\u25a0' ""* •;•'•\u25a0'• \" >.'- ' \u25a0-
W. D.'FORSTER, general traffic manager of. the
'.^ Tonopah-Goithleld railroad, .is at the Stewart
•-> with Mrs. Forster.
W.',W. McCBEDIE of Portland and D. E» Dug
_dale of: Seattle, baseball magnates, are staying
(it the St. Francis. *._'.' ..;-'". '
*- ,'-'"\u25a0 \u25a0•'.'»•",\u25a0\u25a0"*•\u25a0"
W. S. GUELTORD, of Willows,' is in
- town on business and Is making the Palace his
headquarters.' •''~.~-V_
'\u25a0•'*•• \u25a0 • " \u25a0
W. E. DUNLApJof Tulare - and C S. Hicks of
MarysTlll* are ' among the . recent • arrivals at
% the Manx.
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• andilrs. KlnJleU'rper have apartments at the
- . Fa irmon t . \u25a0'"• " ', * T
~t . * * * *
J. W. • FOSTER, manager ; of the Pacific drove
r hotel at i Dei; Monte,';, is ; a guest at the St.
_ Francis." . --....
Birds Flee From Aeroplanes
A curious effect of- aviation is re
ported, from the champagne producing
district of France. It is disclosed by' a
correspondent in Country LJfs trying to
explain the bad prospects of th© com
ing shooting season. One reason for
the scarcity of birds is alleged to be
the frequency with which at Rhelms
and Mourmelon. aeroplanes are .heard
and seert In the air. The quail and part
ridge appear to think that the aero
plane Is a new kind? of bird of prey,
and -one of the most terrible.- with the.
result, that they have become fugitives
from the district. This is perfectly
credible; . but; on the other hand. It. is
only the .novelty that terrifies th© wild
creatures. One can imagine how tfia
English hares and rabbits scutttfc
across the fields when they first heafl
and saw a steam engine, but today tb^y '
may be seen feeding in perfect peac©
while the train passes close to them.
The motor, too. has ceased to b© a ter
ror to animals.S^S^^ • *
J. E. PATTEB3O2I. •» businessman «f Pomona;
Is »mon? the recent arriTals at the Argtmaat.
COLOOTSX . T. .K. JCDf OR erf BaJwrsfleld f» .
among the recent an-lralx at the St. Francis.
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-San Antonio. Tex., are gnvtta at tae Itjax.
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E. jr. • SMITH, a merchant of Chico, . Is umtms
the recent arriyals at th« St. Francis. '
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CHARLES T. DTTITBAa, an oil operator, of Vaa
coarer, is a Ruest at the St. Francis. -
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C. B, DEWEES, a froit jrrower of Sacramento,
, is 'a recent arriral at the Palace.
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H. W.O'MEL VEST, an. attorney of Los Ang
les, Is staying at tae Palace."
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JOmTB. FAXlSH.Vmtnins man of Dmrar. U
reyistered at the St. Francis.
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J. T. COJfDOSr, a banker of Los Aa«lts, is
rejUteretl at. the Stewart. ' z \u25a0
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S. C.;BHntUBT, a mh»in«man*of Elfco/keT.' "is
staylnj at-the Arsonant. • * >j
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F. O.\ McGAVIC, - a lumberman of MeClond. Is
. staying; at 1 the *\u25a0 Palace. "'
K. M." BETTEN, a hotelman of Sacramento, is a
TODGEM. S. BEEBE -of PorUand U a frwrt*'.t \
the . Palac*. - .

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