when the fire should reach their chosen place of
Two days and nights the fire raged, and as we
looked over the city, only here and there was a
great mass of ruins in which we could recognize
some old landmark, but aside from that there was
naught but a gray, snuildering ruin.
1 always disliked housemoving â€” disliked the
dirt, the hunting for a new place in which to live â€”
most every one does; but there was no choice
during those days. Every one, everything was
moving. As long as I live I shall never forget the
sound of trunks being hauled over the cobble-
stones â€” such an incessant clatter. The majority
tied ropes to their trunks and started a weary haul
toward the parks and hills, but in many an instance
tliey were fleeing with but few personal eflects â€”
some had forgotten their more valuable things and
had saved cats, parrots, dogs, canaries â€” some
olject which to you seemed utterly worthless on
such an occasion, liul lo tlii-ni il was a treasure, it
was their all.
You would naturally think lliat such an experi-
ence would sadden those people, would cause them
to be downcast and defeated. Really it was won-
derful to see the spirit ; few were the tears I saw
shed. Everybody had a w(ud of cheer ; they loaned
the helping hand, and many a strong man laid
down his own belongings and forgot them and took
the liundle or trunk of some woman or girl, strangers
to him, and carried ihem to safely.
Out in Golden Gate Park there were many
laugliable sights, (or the fire was not without its
humorous side. In one corner of the park was a
large lake, upon which swam hundreds of ducks,
of various breeds, gathered from all parts of the
world. On the second day of the fire, when food
began to grow scarce, the people rushed into the
pond, caught tlie ducks, and many a good roast
duck dinner was enjoyed by the hungry.
One family had saved a piano and a bed ; both
pieces of furniture were carried to the park and
placed about eight feet apart, sheets tacked on the
ends of each and on the top, making a room about
eight feet square. I heard the father of that family
singing and playing "Home was never like this"
and "Home, Sweet Home," but when he heard of
a sick mother near by without shelter, he gave up
his cozy home, and within those walls of slieet a
new babe awoke in a city of fire and dostrucliun,
but of heart and tenderness.
Those children of your age who lost their homes,
truly have cause for regret. The old associations,
the schools, the old play-grounds, all thev held
dear, these are all gone ; yet they are rich. Chil-
dren from all over the country did all they could to
help ; money to feed them, to clothe, to school
them; this made them rich, then. Somebody
tlTought of them. Those people out there are going
to take all that you gave, and add it to what they
had left, and they are going to make a city far
more beautiful and better tlian before the fire.
Already they have begun to work, the homeless
are cared for, schools are being erected, and one of
the things I want you to learn from this letter to
you is, how human kindness to some one in need
is one of the greatest things of life.
That which impressed me most in all the days
of heat and fear, was not the earthquake witli all
its terrible power, not the fire in all its fiery glory,
but the acts of kindness that those things brought
out from all over the world ; and some day, because
the world is good and kind, San Francisco will be
grateful for its destruction, for as they refine gold
l)y fire, so will the city that I liope you can see
some day, be richer and better because of her fire.
W. G. J.
Two squirrels young, with coats of gray,
Kan up tlie steps one pleasant day
To look for nuts and crumbs of bread.
Remembering where they had been fed.
But not a crumb or nut was there;
And so I left my easy-chair
And to the pantry went in haste.
And brought a new thing for their taste.
A griddle-cake both large and fat
Went circling to the garden plat;
One chippey came with wondering look
And just a little nibble took.
The other scurried up the tree,
And staid there, looking wistfully.
Alone, his mate then said, "I'll take
.And eat that great fat griddle cake."
Courage is good for child or man.
And he who keeps in duty's van
Will not go hungry nor forlorn
So long as cakes are made of corn.
J. L. P.
SOME AMERICAN CITIES
A GOOD place to start a city is where oysters
are plentiful, and that showed the wisdom
of Lord Baltimore in selecting the site, Init
how on earth did he know it was going to be called
The oysters are down the bay all right, and when
I attempted to make one of the six, on as many
flemi-valves placed before me at the Belvidere by
a waiter who was making mental calculations as to
whether I was good for a dollar or ten cents to
him ; disappear where the ordinary blue point has
no difficulty in vanishing, I felt like a murderer,
and that I had swallowed the baby.
Baltimore is quite new now, it having been
chastened by fire not long ago, when 2,.tOO build-
ings were consumed. That beat the Boston record
of 776 to a finish, but the windy city still main-
tains its lead in an easy canter with 17,000, to say
nothing of .San Francisco.
You wouldn't recognize Baltimore now, that is,
its name might be familiar while you couldn't
recall its face.
While the fire fiend, I think that is the word
usually associated with fire, was doing its destruct-
ive work, my impression from a recent visit is,
that the stock of monuments and statues was not
inlerfered with, and thev are all doing business at
the old stand. George Washington calmly looks
down from his gratiite shot tower just as of yore,
while General Howard, at his back, seated on a
horse with tonsilitis, or gastritis of the bronchial
tubes, vigorously endeavors to direct the tide of
travel from up North Charles sti'eet to the left,
which no one observes, forgetting that when we
revoluteil, or revolved, or whatever it was, fi-dui
England, we have ever since gone right.
Judge Taney and Rlr.iPeabody aie both already
seated, aiul restfully contemplating the statue of
the Father (d' bis Countrv, just forninst them.
My recollecticin (d' the event is that Libertv was
born in Boston or some of its subui-bs, at all events
the cradle is in Boston ; and Independence was born
in Philadelphia, so the Star Spangled Banner was
born in Bahimore.
^'ou ciinnot forget that while here, for everybody
begins evcrytliing with the first words of thesong,
"Oh say." ".Xiul the Star Spangled Banner in
tri â€” " 1 had almost been betrayed into twanging
my tuneful lyre, it is so second hand here, I
should say commonplace, â€” no, second nature, to
Over at â€” no, in Fort McHenry, they caii show
you tlie exact spot where the "' dawn's early
light" struck in, and tiie direction in which "the
twilight's last i;;leaming" made its exit.
Tlie flag-staff' has long since been made into tooth-
picks, and while other staff's may have come and
" went," the original true blue is nov est.
"And the Star Spangled Banner" â€” excuse me.
There is a fine confederate Sohliers' and Sailors'
Monument, and the angel is a female, a subject
much discussed of late.
The Sons and Daughters of the American Revo-
lution are rejiresented by an imposing shaft with
another allegorical figure, this one also having an
arm raised with a wreath in " its" â€” it is too hio-h
up to tell what "it" is â€” hand, but this time the
The l^iattle Monument is down among the busy
marts of trade, and very properly between the
Court House and tlie Post-ottiee, between .Justice
Druid Hill Park is their trump card in the way
of parks, and is a lovely spot on Baltimorean
earth. Its grand old trees, its fine large lake, its
summer houses, drives, walks, and its seats, let
me repeat that last, its seats, are a never ending
delight. Long grand avenues are lined with seats
as closely as they can be placed, and were the
entire population to adjourn to that Park, they
would find no "standing room only" sign. Bles-
sed be the generosity of the Park Commission or
whatever it is.
"And the .Star Spang " â€” excuse me.
At one end of the long lake is an heroic figure
of Walhicc. " Who was Wallace"? I hear some
one ask. By his costume, he was tlie Bruce of
The hoot inon holds aloft his bright falchion,
( that is poetic, but his briglit falchion is black as
ink) and is evidently signalling the gateman, at
the lower end of the lake, to bring over a boat and
carry him across the loch.
The Italians have a diminutive little statue of
Columbus, Christopher, I think his first name is,
in this park, and that recalls an often thought idea
of mine, and that is how the Spaniards ever came
to back an Italian for an ocean race. If an Ital-
ian came to us and said there was anotlu;r world
over back of Hoboken, and wanted an appropria-
tion, the American answer would very likely be
Tut tut, or Pooh pooh, or Go away back and sit
down, or Go to, thou'rt flushed with Sclilitz, ( ten
dollars for that ad.) and the merry mariner, willi
his happy-go-lucky, come day, dago air, would
very likely be obliged to retire to Little Italy and
go into the organ or chestnut business.
Every city has some pecuh'arity, and Balti-
more's is that the City of Baltimore is not in Balti-
more County. This is very confusing excepting to
the tax gatherer. The city collector knows when
he reaches the city limits, for he suddenly ceases
to collect, the county assessment being considerably
less than the city's.
Of course, no story about Baltimore is complete
without some allusion to the open sewers, but I do
not propose to be hard upon a place that gave the
world The Star Spangled Bamier.
"And the rocket's red glare," â€” excuse me.
Baltimore is a part of the Pennsylvania Rail-
road's system, but the Baltimore and Ohio contests
the supremacy, and in fact was raised there. Its
fine oflice building was also razed during the fire.
The building of the ilaryland Chib is a fine
affair, as well as the Court House, which is almost
entirely a fine affair. The Maryland Club must
be very attractive to belong to, judging from a
glimpse I got by standing on my tip-toes and peek-
ing through the window, but my millions were not
multing at that time, and I found myself obliged,
much against my will, to decline the u.any invita-
tions to join, even lor so much as a mimite and a
quarter. It's all right though. Don't think I
declined because 1 wanted to, far l)e it from that,
I really did want to ; men can wear their hats sil-
ting at the window in a place like that, and I could
have concealed my bald spot even while indoors.
Baltimore is hilly, it is undulating, and another
nice thing about Baltimore is that it is near Wash-
ington. When your stock of politics runs low,
you can he in the liol house of ]iulilics in three-
quarters of an hdiir. Thnik id' thai ! Isn't thai a
The figure of George Washington on the top of
his column of stone could look over and see his
city, if he could only turn his head to the west,
but he can't. lie is destined to look down toward
the harl)or and count the oyster boats cmning in,
all his life. lie will ni'ver turn into a pillar (d'
The Monumental City is well named, for they
are there in generous qmintities, although not so
numerous as the beautiful women. Give me the
beautiful, rich, dark type of, â€” I beg your pardon,
I did not know you were looking over my shoul-
der. No indeed, you mistake my meaning. The
beautiful, rich, dark type I referred to was print-
ers' type. Don't vou think for a moment â€” Cer-
"O'er the land of the free ( by special permis-
sion of the labor unions,) "ami the home of the
They do not appear to have lost their faith in
lightning rods there yet, for a beautiful church on
Washington Place is profusely decorated with
them, and George Washington, on his eerie perch,
has his granite spine traversed by one that projects
above his head like a single erect hair upon tlie
bah] pate of a front row habitue.
"And the Star Sp," â€” good-bye, I must go
Fkaniv Carlos Griffith.
Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Harban and Miss Edna
McKnew of Washington, D. C, are at the Poland
To not live in vain
Read The Man from Maine.
John Fairfield Merry
Joseph Adams Smith
George Adams Bright
Albert Sydney Snow
MAINE'S HALL OF FAME
Edgecomb, Mar. 5, 1840
Machias, Sept. 1, 1837
Rockland, Nov. 18, 1845
Holman Francis Day
Mary Caroline Robbins
Walter Leon Sawyer
Sophia Miriam Swett
Susan Hartly Swett
John Preston True
Letitia Katheriue Vannah
James Hutchins Baker
Alice Hanson Luce
William Trafton Raudii
Annie Crosby Emery
Charles Frederic Allen
David Biincj-oft Johnson
Crosby Howard Wlicele
William Ladd Jones
Charles Albert Curtis
John Albert Larrabee
Albert Roscoe Moulton
George Edward Reed
Vassalboro, Nov. 6, 1865
Editor Waterville, July 28, 1818
Editor Cumberland, Oct. 23, 1862
Bethel, Feb. 13, IS.JD
Gardiner, Oct. 27, 1855
College Presidents, etc.
President University of Colorado Harmony, Oct. 13, 1848
Dean Woman's Department, Oberlin College Winthrop, 1861
Deau Uuiv'ty of Southei-n California Wayne, Nov. 23, 18(il)
Pros. Andierst College E. Machias, Apr. 1, 1844
Dean \Vonian's Coll., Browi] Univ'ty Ellsworth, Jan. 1, 1871
Pres. Oahu Coll., Hawaiian Islands Skowhegan, Sept. 1), 1808
Pres. State Agricultural College Norridgewock, Jan. 28, 1816
Pres. Female Coll., La Grange, Tenn. Dresden, Dec. 21, 1817
Pres. Armenia Coll., Harpoot, Turkey Hampden, Sept. 8, 1823
Pres. Oahu Coll., Hawaiian Islands Minot, Sept. 18, 1827
Pres. Norwich University Hallowell, Oct. 4, 1835
Pres. Hospital, Coll., of med. Louisville Gorhani, May 17, 1840
Supt. Pa. Hosp. for Insane, Phila. ParsonsHeld, Sept. 21, 1852
Pres. Dickinson College Brownville, Mar. 28, 1846
Stephen Alfred Jcnies
Daniel Ozro Smith Lowell
Herbert William Magoun
Herbert Levi Osgood
Robert Hallowell Richards
Charles FraiU'is Richardson
Howard Burton Shaw
Albert Keith Smiley
George RL Smith
(To lie contiiuu'd)
Ciiina, Mar. 21,
Denmark, Apr. 13,
Batli, Feb. 17,
Canton, Apr. 9,
Gardiner, Aug. 26,
Hallowell, May 29,
Winslow, Aug. 5,
Vassalboro, Mar. 17,
Belgrade, May 30,
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