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THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
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W. W. CHAPIK, Publisher
Makes for Bad Government
1I I The San 'Francisco'Nonpartisan association
has undertaken to arouse an affirmative
public interest in a scheme to divide the city into
eighteen supervisorial districts.
The scheme is based on the theory, long ago
discarded, that better government results from
municipal legislatures elected by autonomous dis
tricts instead of by the votes of the people at large.
Admitting that the intentions of the.Nonparti
san association leaders are good, involves no such
concessions as to the character, of their scheme..
The American cities which in the last decade
have attracted national and world wide attention
by their progressive governmental accomplish
ments have started with the adoption of unicameral
legislative bodies elected at large.
The legislative system written into the San
Francisco charter is the system which > the most
distinguished advanced governmental students are
now recommending as the solution 'of the state leg
islative problem, w
The San Francisco system does not afford in
surance against public mistake in the selection; of
public servants. It does insure an opportunity to'
correct mistakes. The people of San Francisco
have elected bad. incompetent supervisors. They
have seldom re-elected them. *.
In fits of political pique they elected incompe
tent mayors and with them, on two occasions, even
worse boards of supervisors.* They corrected-their
mistakes at the elections ensuing.
Chicago affords an- excellent opportunity for a
comparative study of the district system which the
nonpartisan organization advocates for San Fran
cisco.
From coast to coast the American people are
familiar with the fame of two of Chicago's distin
guished aldermen. They are known as llinky Dink
and Bath House John. Most Americans have never
heard of them by any other names. They are the
men who have furnished the nation's estimate of
the character of Chicago's municipal legislature.
These men virtually owned their districts for
many years. Their re-election was a matter of
form. Does any one believe that 1 they could ever
have been elected had they been compelled to sub
mit their candidacies to the vote of all the people
of Chicago?/
Does any one believe that a majority of the
men who represented San Francisco in the last two
legislatures could have been elected had they been
voted for at large, as we vote for supervisors?
Taken as a whole, the board of supervisors
elected with P. H. McCarthy in 1909, intellectually
and morally, was infinitely; superior to any assem
bly delegation elected from the San 7 Francisco dis
tricts in a decade.
The district municipal legislature was aban
doned by San Francisco because it put a premium
upon bad public service; because it substituted
local interest for community interest; because it
was a fruitful field for petty graft.
San Francisco wants no more of it.
The Alpha Delta and the Jews
|| The action of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity
in withdrawing its charter from the chapter
in the College of the City of New York solely be
cause in the college "the Hebraic element is greatly
in excess," is a fine example of the sublime ignor
ance and intolerance of youth. :• s
... Alpha Delta Phi. next to Phi Beta Kappa, a
purely scholarly society, is probably the most
widely known by the public of those collegeboy
associations popularly called "frats," which have
high and lofty sounding principles, but are usually
high class and more or less exclusive and undem
ocratic social clubs.
It appears that the action taken in relation to
the College of the City of --Xew" York':/ was that of
recent graduates of other colleges." and that their
action was opposed by older and wiser heads .who,
naturally being fewer, did not prevail.
* The incident is unimportant, except in so far
as it shows that a collegiate education does not
necessarily involve breadth of mind and tolerance
of opinion ; and especially in that it shows an amaz
ing ignorance of facts as they are.
To object to the College of the City ofNNc r York
because the Hebraic element is greatly in excess
'is tc object to New York itself. New York today
is the greatest Hebraic city in the world: It is
more than that, it is a Hebrew city as to the origin
and nativity of its population more than it is of any
i'her one race or nationality. /
Not alone are the Jews in New-:York dominant
in finance, in music, the drama and other arts, in
-which they have always excelled, but they /sit oh
the bench of the supreme court;' they are police
men, they own great daily newspapers and maga
zines ; they are professors in Columbia, as .well:as
in the College of the City of New York; they head
great charities; they lead in the learned professions
and sciences; they have driven the; once domi
nant Irish to the wall in politics: there is, in fact,
no walk in life in New York in which this eager,
earnest, intellectual, efficient people will not be
found well in the lead. Inevitably they will soon
be supreme there.
The most perfect physical child found in a great
recent test in New York was the child of a Polish
Jewess, a recent immigrant. It is other children
like this who arc bringing the Hebraic element in
excess in the colleges. It is the son of the Russian
or Polish Jewish exile who sits on the * supreme'
'bench in New York. And there arc no sounder.
truer* wiser, patriotic Americans than these same
\braic students of the College'of the City of New
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, EDITORIAL PAGE, JULY 1,,1913
York, whom the Alpha Delta Phi has excluded,
probably to its:own-doss,; as :It may some day real
ize, although the organization has acted within its
rights, and can exclude a man because he is red
haired or crosseyed if it likes.
President Forced to Surrender
W Protesting that only the necessities of. gov
ernment prevented him from .following the
course pursued by Mr. Taft, President Wilson lias
signed the sundry civil bill..
' Like Mr. Taft's, President Wilson's objection
to the bill - ran to the provision exempting labor
unions , and farm organizations > from prosecu
tion with a .fund of $300,000 appropriated for the
use of the department of justice in the enforcement
of the Sherman anti-trust law.
Mr. Taft vetoed the bill because of those ex
emptions. The statement of his reasons was al
most identical with the statement in reprobation
of the item made by President Wilson;
"I would have vetoed that item," said Presi
| dent Wilson, "because' it places upon the expendi
ture a limitation which, in my opinion, is unjusti
fiable in character and in principle. But I : could
not separate it."
The sort of legislation involved in this item is
unjustifiable in character and in principle. It is
the class legislation of. the demagogue. It-is just
as offensive as the .class: legislation secured
through the truckling of the political 'sycophants
who take their orders from the manufacturing or
transportation special interests.
Unfortunately for the country,.neither Mr. Taft
nor Mr. Wilson could undo a legislative wrong
without inflicting substantial injury upon/virtually,
all the agencies ) of government. - *
; Mr. Taft attempted to force congress to a real
ization of its duty to the* whole people." Mr. Wil
son has been forced: to: surrender to a -democratic
congress that refused to do right. {
The time is ripe for legislation which will pre
vent the recurrence of this prostitution of -the ma
chinery of government to the vote ■ hunting prac
tices of the demagogues.
Congressman Curry has proposed a remedy,
which will untie the hands of the president. He/is
the author of a resolution for- a constitutional i
i amendment, which empowers the president to veto
I any item in either a revenue or an appropriation
1 bill. ■-'. : -;:, : :-'-:
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'The Curry resolution embodies the provisions j
of the constitution of California. Without the
power of item veto in the matter of appropriations,
the governor of this state would be absolutely at
the mercy of the legislature.
The legislature could use the general appro
priation bill to force executive approval of all man
ner of vicious legislation, substantially as congress
has used the sundry civil bill for the political ad
vantage,of ; some of its members. c -
Ratification of ' the Curry amendment would
forever relieve this country of the.shame of hear
; ing its chief executive confess; that he was * power
less to undo a deliberate legislative iniquity.
A State Building Assured
*■• Subscriptions for space more than sufficient to
insure realization of the exposition company's
state building plans have been received. :
According to its promoters, the success of the
state building plan was contingent upon-the receipt
of subscriptions for 100,000 square feet of space
in a building designed to afford 200,000 square feet
for county exhibitors.
With; the receipt of the Alameda county reser
vation of 10,000 square feet the reservations aggre
gated 103,700 square feet. That insured subscrip
tions amounting to a little more than one-half the
cost of the building, which is estimated at $500,000.
That the building plan proposed by the expo
sition company -would be approved by the several
counties has not been open to serious doubt since
its ; indorsement by the supervisors' convention at
I Santa Cruz. *; .;; ' " \ v *
The opposition of the" SO called Southern: Cali
| fornia : Exposition; commission was regrettable,/in
(that it provided an ; opportunity ; for the -develop-;
ment of misunderstanding and bad feeling. >
. That it will end before it results in serious harm
to the people and the industries of the counties
represented by the commission is more than prob
able. •'■■_.. ;,.,. \„\ ' ' ::
'There are no more /energetic and farsighted de
\ velopment promoters in the;world than the men
i who have built up the counties represented by the
southern California commission.. They will not
permit pique arising out of the exigencies of an
unexpected situation <to deprive them of the tre
! mendous advertising advantages" of; credible exhib
its in; the California state"^building.
One of the most gratifying features of the- space
subscriptions is; to be found in the size of the res
ervations ; made by the counties singly and in
groups.
The smallest; single preservation is for 700 feet,
[while Alameda. Fresno and San: Joaquin counties
have reserved 10,000 feet each. The north of San
Francisco bay/; group of counties has taken 20,000
feet, and the Sacramento valley group 30,000 feet.
It is believed that the reservations '<; or > all the
counties will be made before August 1.
'Meanwhile, the erection of a $500,000 state
building and county exhibits which, for the first
time, will fairly exploit the .tremendous/wealth and
resources of northern California, are assured. ■
• H "Uncle Joe" -Cannon predicts that at the ballot box
Illinois' will beat woman suffrage by more than 50,000.
Then the legislature;evidently did" not know much, when
it -passed the bill.
It is reported that the king of Siani lias an English
suffragette in his harem. Now watch for an increase
in English suffragettes. |
FERRY TALES
LINDSAY CAMPBELL
AMONG the readers of the ferry tale
column is J. C. McPherson, the
new superintendent of the South
ern Pacifies transbay electric lires.
Is a good thing to remember. By
watching this column he learned that
the commuter brigade did; not like the
idea of seatless trains, and the matter
Is going to be looked into. When the
old order Is. restored and everybody
gets a seat Rgain and you feel like
saying how glad you are, do it through
this column. Mr. McPherson will read
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it ana may be encouraged to make
other improvements. ' r * *
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Here -is,,;what Mr. McPherson has to
say to those commuters who developed
a desire -to. throw verbal brickbats
when he, reduced the rush hour home
ward;-bound-, trains to two cars;, and
made a lot of tired commuters stand:
, (T V .. ■' -' :vw«»sßfiii«»Mjw : - „*».yj : ,.-. ,i
"Don't get a wrong Impression; we're
going to keep up 5 a high standard of
service. ; Once , : 'in. a while more pas-
enger*. may conclude to use a- train
than we have seats In a train but; it
won't be often. We want the people
pleased and all to have seats.
"Maybe we shall know more about
the "situation after awhile, ,and ; our
friends can,, help: us by constructive
criticism. My office is at Fourteenth
and Franklin streets; the latch string
is • out ';'. and,,. the '■■:', telephone winY have
prompt consideration. '" .
"We don't want to run 'unnecessary
cars, but we're going to run' all neces
sary to provide ' seats." ; --"".-*; • V.-'-;.. '■■
GOO
; You '■ mayy think, that ; 11: might have
been advisable to "know more about
the situation" before reducing the-size
of; the trains. You may think, perhaps,
that Mr. McPherson should know.;that.
when "more passengers conclude to use
a train." *It is 1 because of some unusual
happening, on':one -side. of "the ■ bay of
which, as a rule, : full and previous no
tice lias been; given fto's all concerned.
I You may think these things but, in the
j light of his almost ingenuous frank
: ness, it would be a shame to express
j such thoughts out loud.
j; «1„ 6 o Qs« „
We are apt to condemn.changes just
because they are'changes. The! South
j crn Pacific has reason to be:- proud of
; Its suburban service, and with , Mr.
j McPherson's assurance :.: that a- high
I standard, Is going to-be - maintained,
;we can:afford td wait and ;see. Mean
while it - might be well to take him iat
his word and furnish him with a supply
of constructive criticism. -
LITTLE MOVIES
Mistook His Man
Enter with.the open r streetcars the
end seaters of ; porcine traits. .A s little
story apropos. r The .other day a man
leaped on the running board of a car
and said to a seated passenger: ; "I see,
sir, you have the hog seat.'.'
■.} "Oh, excuse me," was the quick re
ply. "I was not*aware 1 1 had your seat.
yield it to you." and he slid along
and made room. The- new occupant; of
the "hog" seat flushed, and ; the pas
sengers smiled: audibly.Boston Tran
script. , i -
Plenty of Doors
;, They were planning a.state.capltol.':* '•'
~ "I see you have only allowed for
eight doors to the senate chamber,"
said 'the chairman. -
"That Is amply sufficient," declared
the: architect, "for purposes of ingress
and egress." ' '.','.' "" '
"No doubt," no- doubt. But you had
better double the number. Every sena
tor likes to appoint a few doorkeep
ers."—Kansas City Journal. , « ,
Intoxicated Orthography
A British' tar; stood r long before a bill
board whereon was a lithograph of; a
bottle of whisky. Underneath was the
simple legend sua voluptas. The
subject interested him and he spelled
It out. ■ ; * ; ■''/; ;" • '"■
"Q-u-l-q-u-e,',' he read, slowly, and
then, "Ain't that a bloomln' way for a
Frerichy to spell whisky, though!'*—
New York Evening Post.
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The Struggle for Altitude
Though ; Mercury they - represent,,-.
.'With'wings upon each:ankle,;
This bit„of fancy was not meant
,; To make our feelings rankle.
Oh, Mercury within the glass,
;; As summer warmth "grows greater.
Don't seek your limit to -surpass. :,
You're riot- an aviator. .
1 j Washington Star.
* Quite an ? Attraction
"You have too much- company," .de-;
; clared the doctor. .; • »
:; "Just a few of the boys."
"They may. mean well, but .they f re-,
tard jour recovery. Why must .they
hang; around all \ the time?" -.
"It's your own fault," doc. Why,"did
you get such a pretty nurse?" Kansas
City: Journal. -
Breaking the News
>;'T; hear you! are going to re tire; from
politics," said the ward; worker..."■;;'.
"■" "I haven't said any such thing,*' re
plied the man with an offlce,
;":" "I know you haven't. I heard It from
the boss of : the i organisation,"—Wash
ington Star.
In Disguise
, ."Let us give that man into, custody.
He is wearing false whiskers."
"Go slow." "' •" -\
."But ;■ he ; must be, up =* to something
nefarious." '
"Maybe he is only, protecting himself.
He .'may be an umpire off duty."—-■
Kansas City/Journal.: .
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Different ; Impressions
: ''What is that man's occupation?" ';
"Well." replied Senator Sorghum," '.'it
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depends on your point of view whether
mOiii iiiwrnfi f" Tiff i »vitt-ir« • jisrT-'~iltT--* Jfc 7---*r ll TVir'~tv-Ti|ri
you say he is conducting a campaign of j
education or is just a plain lobbyist."-—
Washington Star. '•, ' - *
Might Be Either
I "There were a lot of old shoe's on the
I street I went out this morning."
"Wedding or cat | fight, do you sup-
BP^.'»a**^ i '? a *fi> v ' ji ' '-■ •- '
j pose?' - —Boston Transcript.
LOBBY GOSSIP
Chinese Women and " v the ■• Ballot
' '"Until- the women of China have been
educated, a task that will require many
years, they .will not be given: the priv
ilege of the ballot," said K. P. Tsai, a
student of law :in Columbia university, 1
.who arrived in' San .Francisco yester
day ,■ with his chum, M. C. Chan, a stu
dent of finance in the University.';of
New York. ; The young !; men, both of
whom took honors'in" their respective
colleges, are on their. way home for
: the summer; They. are of;'the highest
type of Americanized? -Chinese, 'and
scions ;of noble families. They; regis
tered at -the Palace. ■■■■ \'^.Z
: "China has awakened to her ■ power
as a nation and along with the adop
tion of : western methods and customs
and legislative proceedings the ques
tion ;of ; woman's sphere in - the political
world will be taken up,"' said Mr. Tsai.
'At the same time, the women of my.
country have been "kept' in densest ig
norance, except in isolated, case-, for
so many '••; generations :, that enlighten
ment will come to ; them only by3dev
j grees. It would be a*great mistake to
give them equal power with /their
lords and masters' at the : present '.time/
"They would not be able to J give
proper -thought to questions ;of : gov
ernment, not from intellectual Inferior
ity/but; because ;of Jlack of training.
For centuries.* the Chinese woman; has
been merely a child; bearer—a vassel
without mental care or requirements.
It is manifestly impossible to thrust
'them to the front without preparation?
- "But j it: must be * remembered that 60
per cent of China's citizens are mental
dullards. The nation has a great work
to do in shaping -its .destiny, and it
must depend on its great * leaders arid
patriots."*; --■
Potatoes and Greeley
"When our potato crop fails our
town goes on the 'bum," literally; speak
ing:, -and "its; people ; look blue and act
blue for good; reasons," said ; Edward
Howe, a rancher- from /Greeley,' Colo
rado, who is spending a few days
sightseeing:. He is at the Manx. Howe
says' Greeley/Is.'/the -greatest Irish po
tato center in : the j United {States—*«f
Ireland or?anywhere, else.* "*
-;.;.; "We raise them by; the carload, that
is, In ; good ; seasons,"; said Mr. Howe.
"In the fall it Is a common sight to see
entire freight trains pull out laden
with spuds for California' and 1 the west-,
crn (states,'.and also for the east. They
are of fine variety and grow larger,
an > average, about Greeley, -than In ? any,
other section of the country,
"At ■'■ the ;" harvesting; season, > men,
women; arid; girls—society , girls* includ
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cd —roll up their ;Bleeves;and ( get ! ; busy.
At the present time, however^ they are
perfecting^machinery that roots up the
vegetable and bags It at the same time.
saving a great deal of manual labor. '';.;'
"The crop this year promises to be
exceptionally large, But : prices, =? espe
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cially In the city, will remain high.
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The farmer'gets about 50 cents a bushel
■ for ;- his ; product, San Francisco i house
wives pay ten cents for about -eight
potatoes. Thus-somebody: makes i some
thing of a profit.
' "When it rains in Greeley along
about the last of August the potatoes,
many acres of which are planted on
the hillsides, , roll down like gravel.
*• ~B»ißr»iiifMP> 'm juitmwi ■«» i ■M**ar^i ; «'*-«i»»a»"'
Theyi have to be washed before they
can be shipped, and that la one of the
meanest jobs I know of."
Santa Rosa's City Hall
■ The work of erecting the. stone front 1
;4--.,« a '....,, «.•-«'-■- .- ■'",-,> ----.vMSsedsMssssssiissMM-ssl
of the new city halt had progressed to
that stage Friday which permitted the
inscription slabs to be placed above the
great columns in the central embrasure.
Santa Rosa Republican. ' '
"A Donkey's Work!"
HER BUTTONS UP THE BACK
"; For the convenience of husbands
whose!fingers are all thumbs, the house
of delegates contemplates an ordinance
requiring married women whose waists
button; up the back to wear buttons at
least as big as a half dollar. "We sug
gest an amendment abolishing hooks
and eyes and especially pins. As-a
first aid measure to wounded husbands
there should be a drastic, penal clause
covering: the latter point. '.■;■:,..•; r. ,: :;
The ideal wife, of course, would be
one whose back fastened up with hasps
like ; the coal shed door or the back
gate, so simply that a little child could
operate them. How, many happy homes
would be saved, how many, cases of in
compatibility, cruelty, temper, profan
PURSUIT OF A BUTTERFLY
The winning quality of persistency Is
Illustrated in the story told by "Mrs.
William Carletoh Yange,wife of an
English entomologist connected ; with
the French Institute of Entomology.
*; She ; and her husband recently com
pleted,a -journey of 25,000 miles un
dertaken solely/ for the i_ purpose w of
catching one butterfly, a single insig
nificant bug with two red spots on each
upper wing. -;;• : , ■'.■."■>
"We got our little "Bombxy," said
ANSWERS TO QUERIES
;\ WIPING JOlNTS—Subscriber,; City. Star-1
buck's ' Practical : Plumber - says that plumbers*,
wipe Joints with, a preparation composed of two
thirds tin and one-third lead. ;-.
« : :;:: ; * '■' ■» .
: FAREWELL ADDRESS— City. The
original "farewell address" - written by George
Washington, Is ' In" the Lenox . library, New York
city. ■" *-. -. ~'■ * . I
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SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY—Subscriber, City.
The San Joaquin valley constitutes about; one- j
fifth .of* tbe total area .'of the state of j Call-M
fornia and- embraces the following counties:
Kern,' Kings, Tulare; Fresno. Madera. Mariposa,
Stanislaus. San 'Joaquin;' Tuolumne, Calaveras
and Amador. It measures 250 miles in length
by about 100 miles tn width and contains 22.500
square miles of territory, : s I
#* * .
, OYSTERS— J.' f V. C., City. There 1% no j," law
la California .bat prevents the .taking of
oysters during the spawning- season, '■
;*, * * *
\ BASK BORRED--T. H K.,'San: Mateo. Your
question aa to a bank that was fobbed. tout 40
year*'.• ago :is too indefinite to .admit ;of an
answer, ;as it does not state whe>-e - the bank
was ;. located.
THE STATE PRESS
Lincoln's Need
.: A city's", civic beauty is • wholly de
pendable "Upon its .. citizenship. What
the people are the : city is .bound to be.
In many ".cities there are ordinances
providing for the arrest of any person
throwing fruit, papers and other rub-,
bish in the street. Such-cities have
awakened to the real benefits.of clean
streets and alleys. Cities the size of
Lincoln do not especially need such
laws, but they should be provided with
sanitary garbage cans. They are a
necessary part of a healthful city. —
Lincoln Messenger.
L*. Palo Alto's Needs
./ A conversation with-a. man closely
connected with the , financial a airs; of
Palo Alto brought forth the idea that
one of ■«; the things that holds our city
back is too much disposition to allow
personal views and prejudices to gov
ern action rather than .to take, broad |
and impartial views of condition's. — j
(Palo Alto Times. ('-_ J
lty,' brutality and even intemperance
would be avoided by that convenient
device!;' •■'
Nothing has so militated against
matrimony as the back buttoning busi
ness under which; the modern husband
labors. With malice aforethought and
seventeen kinds of felonious Intent, the
modern dressmaker (who is usually a
man hater) sets a trap for husbands in
the back ; of gowns compared to which
a Chinese maze or labyrinth Is easy.
The whole'thing is unconstitutional
and opposed to public policy and every
moral husband will heartily : Indorse
the action of the house of delegates if
It will put the reform through St.
Louis- Post Dispatch. ,
[Mrs. Yange, "In the garden of a Jap
; anese gentleman's estate at Kioto after
; pursuing him for 12 months." "•'
--; : Such perseverance; in any endeavor
; scientific, literary, artistic, or com
mercialachieves a large: success.
President Wilson put it another way
the other day to a delegation of school
boys from Sari Francisco when he - re
marked, "You have to have your sec
ond wind in this world arid keep going
until the last minute."—Boston Globe.
NATIVE SONS—H. J. M.,,Gustine. A boy born
of Japanese or Chinese parents" in the United
States Is a native born cltjaen and entitled-to
all .the'l rights of a citizen of the;' country
* * " : ■'*'''*•♦'
SCHOONET.-Subscxitor. City. The names of
the. roasts of a seven masted schooner are com
mencing from the. stem of the vessel: Fore,
main, mlwen. spanker, jigger, driver and pusher.
*'w . •
TERRITORIES- W. K. M.. Oakland. ' The
territories of ; tbe United States In loon were:
Arizona, Hawaii, mdlan* territory, New Mexico
and Oklahoma. Bbhßsßbslw^^"- v "
. " '"'.,.•• . #'■•.-■ m
THE- BOER WAB-J. S., City. Tha treaty of
peace between Great Britain and the Boer,.
which ended the Boer war, was signed May 81
1002,
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SOLDIERS' WIDOWS-*. H.. , Seha.topol,
Nona of the homes for old soldier* in California
admits women as dependents of either the Uaited
States :or tbe state. There I*' a cottage at
Evergreen, - Santa Clara county, that t. main
talnod for widows of soldi era of th* civil war,
carried on by ; Grand Army circle*, j auxiliary ; to
the ; Grand Army of ? be . Republic, bat it la not «
I state., Institution. ■'■ ' ■ '"-.'-. ■'
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SHARP POINTS
The Autoist to Watch
•":'. The ;autoist who gets in the habit
of knocking people down with his ma
■hine Is the one to watch, and not only
watch, but deal with—Omaha Bee.
' ; .'We Should!'Worrv'
A;British royal princewas in Amer
ia ,l?; other day, and all he got was a
few lines on; an inside page: , These
things don't seem t to excite us as much
as v they used to.—Cleveland Plain
Dealer, ; : - • <•;*.': -.../--;.
Freely Given
John D. Rockefeller continues to dis
tribute small coins-arfd advice not to
spend . i hem—among the .children—
Philadelphia Record. *, * '
Second the Motion
Those who desire an "old fashioned
insane fourth of -July .should 'be're
ouired to And i «' elswhere if at all.—
Chicago News.

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