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POPULATION OF PRINCIPAL CITIES. -- CONTINUED
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[[city]] | *1906 | 1900
Peoria, Ill. | 66,365 | 56,100
Philadelphia, Pa. | 1,441,735 | 1,293,697
Pittsburg, Pa. | 375,082 | 321,616
Pittsfield, Mass. | 25,648 | 21,766
Portland, Me. | 55,167 | 50,145
Portland, Ore. | 109,884 | 90,426
Providence, R. I. | 203,243 | 175,597
Pueblo, Col. | 30,824 | 28,157
Quincy, Ill. | 39,108 | 36,252
Quincy, Mass. | 28,911 | 23,899
Racine, Wis. | 32,928 | 29,102
Reading, Pa. | 91,141 | 78,961
Richmond, Va. | 87,246 | 85,050
Rochester, N.Y. | 185,703 | 162,608
Rockford, Ill. | 36,051 | 31,051
Saginaw, Mich. | 48,742 | 42,345
Saint Joseph, Mo. | 118,004 | 102,979
Saint Louis, Mo. | 649,320 | 575,238
Saint Paul, Minn. | 203,815 | 163,065
Salem, Mass. | 37,961 | 35,956
Salt Lake City, Utah | 61,202 | 53,531
San Antonio, Tex. | 62,711 | 53,321
San Francisco, Cal. | ....... | 342,782
Savannah, Ga. | 68,596 | 54,244
Schenectady, N.Y. | 61,919 | 31,682
Scranton, Pa. | 118,692 | 102,026
Seattle, Wash. | 104,169 | 80,671
Sioux City, Ia. | 42,520 | 33,111
Somerville, Mass. | 70,798 | 61,643
South Omaha, Neb. | 36,765 | 26,001
South Bend, Ind. | 44,605 | 35,999
Spokane, Wash. | 47,006 | 36,848
Springfield, Ill. | 38,933 | 34,159
Springfield, Mass. | 75,836 | 62,059
Springfield, O. | 42,069 | 38,253
Superior, Wis. | 37,643 | 31,091
Syracuse, N.Y. | 118,880 | 108,374
Tacoma, Wash. | 55,392 | 37,714
Taunton, Mass. | 30,953 | 31,036
Terre Haute, Ind. | 52,805 | 36,673
Toledo, O. | 159,980 | 131,822
Topeka, Kan. | 41,886 | 33,608
Trenton, N.J. | 86,355 | 73,307
Troy, N.Y. | 76,513 | 60,651
Utica, N.Y. | 65,099 | 56,383
Waltham, Mass. | 26,842 | 23,481
Washington, D.C. | 307,716 | 278,718
West Hoboken, N.J. | 30,280 | 23,094
Wheeling, W.Va. | 41,494 | 38,878
Wichita, Kan. | 35,541 | 24,671
Wilkesbarre, Pa. | 60,121 | 51,721
Williamsport, Pa. | 29,735 | 28,757
Wilmington, Del. | 85,140 | 76,508
Woonsocket, R.I. | 32,994 | 28,204
Worcester, Mass. | 130,078 | 118,421
Yonkers, N.Y. | 64,110 | 47,931
York, Pa. | 39,168 | 33,708
Youngstown, O. | 52,710 | 44,885

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One more year started in. Last night after working like hell (by gum there goes one good resolution already) l turned in about half past nine, and was already well on the road to slumberland when there issued from inside Stewart's mosquito curtains, "Only a few more hours left of 1908!" "Gee whiz" l says, suiting the action to the word, "I 'most forgot to watch the old year out." I lighted the lamp again and read Marco Polo until the band began to make believe play and the firecrackers commenced. 

Firecrackers are the recognized thing for Christmas and New Year's celebrations out this way. Those bloody (oh, what
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