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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1012.
tion favoring and Indorsing thejorganizatfon has no
double meaning. lAnd no juggler of phrases or
theories can cloud ft by a fog of words.
SENATOR DIXOH AND THE CLAPP COM.
Richard Harding Davis tells Dramatic Story
x Of "Suspender Jack" McGee .and the "Unbossed"
The death of Admiral Young closes a career
marked by honor and filled to overflowing with man
hood. His record for herdic deeds, deeds that com
pelled the attention not only of his owji countrymen
but the admiration and applause of foreign 'govern
ments, has not been surpassed in naval history. His
figure should be' 'an inspiration to every man or
youth in the service of the United States.
THE PRIZE JOKE OF 1912.
Whereas, the Democratic State platform says
The administration ot Gov, John A, Dlx has i
been efficient, clean, and economical, and has
materially advanced the reputation and pros
perity ot the Stato
Therefore be it resolved by the Democratic State
convention, That tlje administration of Gov.
John A. Dix is so unpopular that it deserves to be
emphatically repudiated; that his demand for a re
nomination on his record be denied, and that some
other candidate be chosen to run for governor.
LITTLE WILLIE'S DANGEROUS ERA.
The news dispatches report various cases of mys
terious disappearances of small boys, most of whom
later have turned up to explain that they ran away in
order to see the world's series.
A decade or two ago they read the nickel novets
and, fired with enthusiasm about killing Indians,
started for the great West with toy pistols and a thirst
for gore and glory. Now they read the sporting
pages and insist on being star pitchers, or going off
to see the Giants and the Beaneaters fight it out.
This is the open season for little Willie. Keep
an eye on him.
ROOSEVELT COMPLETELY VINDICATED!
Mr. George R. Sheldon, before the Clapp com
mittee, declared positively, of personal knowledge,
that the Harriman $250,000 fund of 1904 was raised
and used entirely for and in the New York State
campaign. It did not go, nor any part of it, to the
Harriman and Odell were that year trying to
elect their man Higgins as governor. There was
almost universal expectation that he would lose. In
the last days they scraped up a fund to make a des
perate effort in his behalf, and he was put over.
Roosevelt had nothing to do with it, and the effort
to make it appear that he held up certain big inter
ests for that special fund, and that he got the benefit
of it, was a wicked perversion.
HERE'S A TIP TO LOCAL MERGER PRO-MOTERS.
It is not necessary to impute bad motives to the
Clapp committtee in order to agree with Senator
Dixon that it is, conducting this campaign inquiry in
a manner that suggests a primary purpose of making
all the trouble for Colonel Roosevelt and indefinitely
delaying attention to other candidates' affairs.
r Election is just one month from Saturday. The
list of witnesses as thus far made up, is long enough
to suggest the probability that the inquiry will not be
completed before election. On the other hand, it
could easily enough be extended fof many weeks
after election if it were deemed advisable. The
time from now to election could be consumed with
out any difficulty whatever, examining witnesses as
to the political concerns of the Roosevelt campaigns;
and it is certainly not without fairness to observe
that thus far the committee has manifested a most
acute concern about Roosevelt and a decidedly vapid
interest in other candidates.
U would seem that, on the eve of the election,
something "more modern than 1904 might well be con
sidered. The best that can be done, mightly little that
is new about the 1904 campaign, is going to be devel
oped now. That straw has been threshed over time and
again. The present concern of the country deals
with the men whb aro right now running for Presi
dent, and the forces that aro backing them. If tho
Roosevelt fund of 1904 is important in view of
Colonel Rooseveltjs candidacy at this time, certainly
the Taft fund of 1908 is of equal interest in view
of Mr. Taft's candidacy for re-election. There is
vastly more mystery about the origin and extent of
the Tflff pre-convention funds, both of 1908 and
1912, than about any other politico-financial transac
tions now in the country s mind. It is true that the
committee's mandate does not.go to an investigation
of the pre-convention funds of 1908; but it has
specific authority to inquire info those of 1912, and
it would seem desirable that this be done before elec
tion. Campaign publicity AFTER ELECTION has be
come a mockery and a byword. The Clapp com
mittee cannot afford, for its own sake, to be placed
in the position of apparently killing time with ancient
history until after or near election, and then turning
its guns upon the affairs which have directly and
most immediately to do with issues in this year's fight.
Senator Dixon made a telling point when he ob
served that hb was the one and sole campaign man
ager who had given publicity to a detailed statement
about campaign funds; he wanted to see the other
pre-convention and post-convention committees deal
as frankly with the public, and do it now. There's
the point. What the people know about this year's
political finances, AFTER ELECTION, is not going
to help them decide how to vote this year. Senator
Dixon is right in protesting that thus far it looks
like an effort to concentrate all efforts against Roose
Perhaps, however, the committee is unintention
ally paying to Colonel Roosevelt its tribute of recog
nition that he is the one candidate who is really
worthy of attention in this fight.
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eajnpala-a starlet hy faneona authors.
It la acareely accessary to latrodnr
Itlchard Hardlaa- Davla to Americas
readers. Slace. aa a cah reporter la
Ncir York, ha laasaet lata tarn with
hta claasle "Gtalltarher" "Vaa Bib
ber" stories, ha haa 114 tha raaaja
alaea aad kept the book presses boar,
lie la oof magician of, words, the
man, above aay other uorr writing la
Eaallaa, who turn stria together a
pla'a Bona, an cmcenaUereA adjective,
aad a eommoa Yerh. aad make them a
picture or a message.
Beelde hla loa aad aotable llat of
abort aad Ion actio, he ha doae
enough reporting la twenty year te
aatlafy oae ordinary career. Ha haa
followed three.B-rcat world war. II
haa n-one to the bottom of the Coage
situation, lie haa reported the West
from a car window aad England from
the aeat of a trap. Into all that work
the reporting which la literals
he haa put the aame vision aad the
aame made of words. Ill last big
OUR OMINOUS OLD BALKAN FRIEND.
The town of Cleveland, which has grown so phe
nomenally in population, importance, and prosperity
since it got modernized as to its government, is look
ing into the advisability of condemning and buying
its telephone systems.
, The town has two systems, and of course, as al
ways, service through two is poorer than it would be
through one. Moreover, the patrons must pay for
double service. So it is proposed to end a bad condi
tion by municipalizing the whole business.
Our local promoters would do well to consider
this case. They are threatening to immerse this
community in another Lake Erie of watered capitali
zation. Before they get done they may find Congress
threatening them with condemnation and public own
ership of their properties. It's a good time to go
slow in such matters.
WILSON VS. HIS PLATFORM ON LABOR.
Candidate Wilson devoted a part of his Massa
chusetts speeches to explaining the Brandeis quibble
over the recognition of labor organizations and, cu
riously, in the same words which Mr. Brandeis has
used. Prof. Wilson, like his tutor, omits to cite the
Democratic platform on labor. More than this, he
misquotes the Progressive plank while attempting to
Here it is, in black and white, once more:
"Wo furor the organization of tho workers, men
and women, as a means of protecting their Interests
unit ot promoting their progress."
Plain, clear, strong, explicit, to you, to everyone
who reads it fairly and honestly. But Wilson, who
"forgets the exact words" and "trie's to give the
meaning," reiterates that the courts have denied
laboi the right to organize. It should have the it,
as well as capital, he thinks. It should. But the
Democratic platform takes no such position. It de
clares that labor today has the right to organize. All
that it has to say is to ask for
No abridgment ot the right ot tho wage earners and
producers to organize for protection ot wages and the
Improvement of labor conditions.
If labor has no right to organize how can it be
abridged? Candidate and platform are at odds
Neither knows exactly what it meant.
But to the average man the Progressive declara
Truly, the war cloud hangs low over the Balkans,
as the European correspondents have been setting
forth season after season for a couple generations
past, and as they would have explained for some
generations before that if there had been any corre
spondents to do it. But in all probability there will
not be war. Italy has made the most of the -Balkan
situation to get a peace at the end of her ill-starred
adventure in Africa. Menaced by a combination of
the buffer states that surround her, and torn by in
ternal dissensions, Turkey has been forced to take up
negotiations with Italy, and report is that these have
very nearly been brought to a conclusion, in a dec
laration of peace. The Balkan states doubtless will
lose much of their enthusiasm about precipitating
war, after they learn that Italy will not be allied
It is not impossible, in the present state of Otto
man affairs, that an alliance of the various Balkan
states could make a successful campaign against the
Turk, if only the powers would permit. Figures on
the military strength of the various states which are
confronting Turkey and waitirig for the word to
move, indicate that their armies are mustered to full
est war strength, and that they can place considcr-1
ably more paper strength in the field than the Con
stantinople government has available for use in
Europe. But they would be at the disadvantage of
fighting on the longer lines, and of being unable to
It will not do to assume that these preposterously
large armies that little states like preece, Monte-
IIGglU, UUIGU1, wiiu wwyif uunoi, aiG 11IUUV.UV
They are vigorous fighting forces, with modern
equipment and good officers. They represent mili
tary nations, among which universal military service
is the rule. They are used to fighting, and they hate
the Turk with a bitterness that represents centuries
of inheritance of the feud. Left to themselves they
would sooner or. later drive Turkey back into Asia;
but not now.
For who would get Constantinople, (he control
of the Dardanelles, the domination of the astrn
Mediterranean? That is the real question in which
the first-rate powers are concerned. Germany would
never consent to Russian control; Russia and Austria
would neither of them submit to the other's suzer
ainty at Constantinople; Britain has, long been be
hind the scenes, the real guarantor of Turkey's place
in Europe simply because Britain wants neither
Austria nor Russia to hold the seat of the ancient
Empire of the East. The Balkan states cannot'fl&it
Turkey effectively and conclusively, without the con
sent of the powers. They 'were made buffer states
by agreement of the powers, and so long as he
powers want to keep them in that position, they will
lob waa the' raportlaar of tha aatlsaial
aad State eonTeWtlona, and thla'la the
acconat of that lacleVat, wleh he re
Karda aa the meat elcaUeaj-t oae la
the political history of the atraage
The story ot "Suspender Jack" and
of how he saved the day at the Bull
Moose convention at Syracuse no
longer Is ot "news Interest"
But tho moral of the story to
everybody who has a vofe will con
tinue to be ot Interest up to the 6th
ot November. ,
Long before the Syracuse conven
tion the Progressive party had been
promising; the voters ot New York
State that the man who Joined that
party would bo "unbossed," would
be freo to vote as he wanted, would
bo free to choose the men who were
to represent him, would be his own
master. To voters who for years
had been herded and driven by
Barnes or Murphy, or by Barnes and
Murphy working as a team, that
sounded ,llko a fine promise. But al.
ready they had heard It many times.
Before they answered the call ot the
Bull Moose, they wanted to bo sure
the Progressive party could deliver
then; from bondage. They were not
content to swap old bosses'for new.
They did not want to 'hear them
selves crying to Roosevelt "You
have rid us ot kings, be thou king!"
The convention at Syracuse an
swered their doubt. It proved that
to the people of that State in the
Union In which lived the most peo
ple, the leaders of the Progressive
party hold to their promises.
Free to Choose.
The leaders kept their hands oft
that convention. Probably never In
our political history has there been
one so entirely unbossed, so unruled
by ono man or bv a team of men,
never one In which the delegates
were left so froe to make their own
choice, nor one In which they chose
with greater wisdom. But who they
chose, and that they chose wisely, is
not the point The one point ot
greatest value is that they were
FREE TO CHOOSE.
As It unfolded, the drama ot the
convention was told by telegraph to
all the country. But, In a more leis
urely fashion tho story always will
be worth retelling.
For five hectic hours the delegates
had listened to speakers seconding
the nomination ot the two candidates
for govornor. The delegates were
willing to listen. Each wanted time
In which to make up his mind. Be
fore him was an embarrassment ot
r,Iches. Between the two candidates
It was a hard choice. The trouble
with each was that no one could And
anything to say against him. And
so, each delegate, like a small boy
In front of a candy shop window,
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What 's on the Program in
The following Ma"on!o orsanliatlona
will meet tonlcht: Lodges Naval, No.
4, E A. Royal AYch Chapter Capitol,
No. 11, mark. Scottish Rite nobert
de Bruce Council, Knights of Kodaah,
21st' and Hth decrees. Eastern Star
Esther Chapter, No. 5.
The following I, O. O. I", organliatlona
will meet tonight: Lodges Columbia,
No. 10, roll call; Balem, No. 22, de
gree work; Excelsior. No. 1 business.
Meeting of Franklin Lodge, No. 3, K.
of P.. tonight.
The following K. O. T. M. tents will
meet tonight! Georgetown No. t; Dis
trict, No 8; Metropolitan, No. 12.
The following Red Men's organizations
will meet tonight; Logan Tribe, No
e CIaiiy TrlhA. Nn 18.
Mass meeting of the Irish people of
Washington, tho New Wlllard, to
night. Supper and entertainment by the Wind-
tnnrst i;iud oi m. warys wnurcn,
rif th street, between a and II streets,
Meeting of the Municipal Art Commlt-
tco qf the Washington Board of
Trade, 1'15 p. m.
Ceremonial Initiation, Washington
Aerie. No. 125, Fraternal Order of
Eagles, 8 p. m.
Rally meeting and roll call, Columbia
Lodge, No. 10, I. O. O. F tonight
Meeting of William It. Collins Council,
No. 1,030, National Union, MS Ninth
street northwest, tonight.
National "The Other Man." 8-1S p. m
Columbia "The Rainbow," 2.15 and
8:15 p. m.
Beiosco "Two Little Rrlfles " 8-15 p, m.
Poll's "The preat Divide," 2jlB and
Q.IK r m. m
Chose'a Polite vaudeville, 2.'5 and 8:15
Academy "The Divorce," 2.15 and
8.15 P.- m.
Qayety "The Queens of Paris," 2:15
and 8:15 p. tn.
Lyceum Matt Kennedy's "Tiger Lit
llat," llWUnd 8iU p. nv
fingered his one vote and hesitated,
unable to decide.
Went to Praise Them.
To speak In behalf of Prendergast
or Kotchkiss, the friends ot the rival
candidates sent delegate after dele
gate to the platform. They went
there, not to bury anybody, but to
jtralse him. If a pretty suffragette
spoke for Hotchklss, a prettier suf
fragette spoke tor Prendergast; It a
white-haired suffragette declared
she waa tor Hotchklss, the adher
ents of, Prendergast followed her
with a suffragette whose hair was
even more slivered. If a colored
man declared that all ot his people
were for the State chairman, an
other colored man promptly an
nounced that the entire colored vote
was solid for the controller. It was
like a game of poker. It the be
lievers in Hotchklss played a boy
orator, the friends ot Prendergast
.saw their boy orator and raised him
one civil war veteran, and when the
other side played a Republican who
bad found religion, the opposition
came back at them with a reformed
And, so for hours it had continued.
But no one could take the trick.'
With regret every one saw that
whichever candidate was nominated,
inevitably there would be dlsap;
polntment, hurt feelings and a split
party. Had one of the candidates
been weak, tho choice would have
been easy. But both were equally
strong, equally high-class men.
As Weber says to Fields, "You
shouldn't bet on such high-toned
Deadlock Among Friends.
As tbe man on whom had fallen "the
mantle of Hughes," and as State chair
man, Hotchklss had gained hundreds of
delegates as the best comptroller New
York has known, as the man who single
handed had fought off Tammany, and
as the known choice of Roosevelt for
the office, Prendergast- numbered ss
many hundreds as did Hotchklss, and
probably a few more, fjf these two
men one had to be nominated. A com
promise candidate was, not available.
Days before the convention, Oscar S.
Straus, one of the national leaders in
the Progressive party, had been im
plored to consent to run for governor.
He had declined. He had told the lead
ing men of the party, each in turn, that
he could not and would not. So, he
was eliminated. And Balnbrldge Colby
and Ex-Lieutenant Governor Daven
port, each at one timo a strong favorite
for the nomination, had withdrawn In
favor of Hotchklss or Prendergast. It
was a deadlock. A deadlock among
friends, between men equally desirable,
but a. deadlock. And there seemed no
And then God moved-"In a mysteri
ous way his wonders to perform."
Were Shouting for Straus.
The time had come to decide. Either
in his hand each delegate clasped the
slip of paper upon which ho had scrib
bled, "Prendergast" or "Hotchklss," or
already he had passed it to the chair,
man of his assembly district. And ev
ery delegate, nerve-racked, tiro out
with the tumult, tuned up with excite-
mcntl Intolerant ot delay was shouting
to Oscar o. Straus who was acting as
chairman to "get to Hecuba."
Timothy D. WoodruH mounted tho
the delegates should adjourn for a te-
cess during which the votes could be
counted. Fearful lest the friend ot
Prendergast was trying to "put some
thing over," the delegates shouted him
down. Good-naturedly and assured that
what he proposed waa for tha Interest
of everybody, tbe king of Brooklyn per
sisted In trying to explain. But the
delegates would not hear him.
"We want the votel" tbey yelled.
"Votel Votel Votel" they commanded.
A delegate shouted that while noml
nations were In order, Woodruff had
no right to speak,
"I thought," Woodruff replied, ap
pealing to Straus, "the nominations
"No, they are nott" shouted a voice,
and a man ran up the steps of the plat
form. No One Knew Him.
No one knew tbe man, but for the
two days in which he had been wander
ing around the corridor of the Onon
daga House, everyone had noticed him.
He was a tall, lean young man with a
typical Yankee face, keen and clean
shaven. He looked very much l-e the
pictures of the late Wilbur Wright
Around his neck, cowboy fashion, he
wore a' red bandanna kerchief. On his
head was a cowboy sombrero, around'
which was wrapped another red ban
danna. Later, the delegates learned
that he was John McGee or "Suspender
Jack," ex-cowboy, ex-cavalryman, ex-
mounted policeman. He gained his title
of "Suspender Jack" when a bucking
pony be was riding broke Its bridle,
and be used his suspenders to bring It
back to camp.
It is not unfair to add, that to those
who had seen "Suspender Jack" gestic
ulating in tbe hotel to grinning groups
of delegates and traveling salesmen,
the then unknown man in the cowboy
makeup was regarded as something of
Cowboy Was Disputing
When he stood upon the platform the
delegates could see, in pantomime, that
the cowboy was disputing the right of
Woodruff to speak, and that he pro
posed to make a speech himself. And
the delegates would not have It. Just
as fiercely as they had booted Wood
ruff, they tried to bowl down the intru
der. But Mr. McGee refused to be
howled down. To learn If he really
were a delegate, the secretary ran his
finger donn the lists, and while he did
so Mr. Straus, in the tone one would
use to a drunken man or a wayward
child, soothingly asked the stranger
what he wanted. Mr. McGee replied
that he vt anted to make a nomination.
"Who do you wish to nominate t"
asked Sir. Straus.
"I won't tell you," said Mr. McGee.
Mr. Straus turned for advice to Gov
"Shall I put him off the platform!"
whispered Mr. Straus.
"You can't," whispered back Wood
ruff, "he's got a right to speak,"
At the same moment tho secretary
also whispered to Mr. Straus.
John McGee, ho Informed the cliair
man, was an accredited delegate and
entitled to bo heard.
Meanwhile, all the other delegates
were howling for the vote.
Memorable Five Minutes.
Frowning Impatiently, Mr. Straus
drew forth his watch and showed It to
Suspender Jack. Shaking his finger Im
man, he warned him he could speak foe
just five minutes and no more.
Mr. Straus could not know that in
his long and honorable career those
next five minutes for him would be the
five minutes he would always best re- ,
Suspender Jack threw hts sombrero
on the platform and began to make
At first the delegates could, not dls-
tlngulsh what be said because every
one of them was bowling "Votel"
Above the tumult .those few who chose
to listen could hear disjointed sentences.
One was, "I am going to nominate a
man ot national fame." And, "I cannot
say enough In praise of Mr. Hotchklss
or Mr. Prendergast" And then, "But the
man I will name will draw you all to
gether, and sweep New York from Lake
Erie to Montauk Polntt"
Still they would not listen. Still, the
tall, lanky figure with the eyes of a
fanatlo and the gestures of a stump
orator Implored them to bear him.
"I have no political prestige," he beg
ged, "but remember, gentlemen, remem
ber, that the cackle of tbe geese saved
It was a fine line; It was a splendid
appeal. It caught the fancy of tjas
delegates. For the first tlmo the re
porters raised their eyes and regarded
the speaker with curious interest There
was a sudden, puzzled silence. And in
that silence "Suspender Jack threw
at the convention the name of the ex
ambassador, the ex-member of the
Cabinet, Oscar S. Straus.
What followed does pot now need to
be told. It wj one cf the most re
markable stampedes ever witnessed in
a convention. In a flash every delegate
saw that ''Suspender Jack," tbe un
bossed, the "uninstructed," the stone
which the builders would have rejected, (
had himself supplied tbe cornerstone.
With one blow he had broken the dead
lock. He had led them out of the
shadow of the valley. He had given
them a candidate who could not be
beaten. That Mr. Straus shook his
head violently, that In protest he
waved his arms in dissent, did not
avail. He had been able to say "no"
to the arguments of the party leaders,
to the thundering appeal of 2,000 un
bossed delegates, he could not say no.
Below him men tore the county
standards from their sockets and brand
ished them In blrts.ee) the women dele
gates stood on chafrs and cheered him;
the band burst into a militant hymn.
Leaping to the platform, Hotchklss,
through a megaphone, withdrew his
own name. Instantly, Woodruff with
drew the name ot Prendergast and
moved that the nomination ot Straus
be made by acclamation.
And with the tears running down his
cheeks, Mr. Straus nodded bis head. It
Is safe to prophesy that the five min
utes he so grudgingly gave to Suspen
der Jack, will In turn give to New York
the ablest governor it has known since
Grover Cleveland and Theodore Roose
velt What Hotchkiss Said.
What Mr. Hotchkiss said after the
nomination was, "Out of the mouths of
babes and sucklings."
What Balnbridge Colby, who relin
quished the nomination in favor of
Prendergast, said was, "It is lucky lor
the Progressive party that this after
noon God happened to have his entire
attention Axed upon the city of Syra
cuse." What Mr. Prendergast said, when by
five minutes Suspender Jack nosed him
out ot the governor's chair, is noton
record. But as Mr. Prendergast is to
be the next mayor o New York city,
he can afford to be magnanimous, and
In this story of Suspender Jack those
people w ho prefer to bo bossed wW ee
no moral. To those who prefer to
wrap themselves In tho winding sheet
of the Republican party, it will carry
no message. It is not for them.
platform to suggest that to save tlmepresslvely at that unwelcome young
ARMY AND NAVY ORDERS
MAJ. HARRY Q. BISHOP, Fifth Field
Artillery, to Fort Leavenworth,
Kant , and report to the command,
ant, The Army Service Schools, for
duty at the schools
Surg. W. B. GROVE, detached Naval
Hospital. Washington, D. C, to Ar
kansas. Act. Asst. Surg. C. H. LOWELL, ap.
pointed an acting assistant surgeon
fn the Navy from September 27, UU.
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS,
Arrlved--Caesar, Potomac, Puritan, at
narieaion; ratuxent, Patapsco,
Panther, Sylph, Strlngham, Bailey,
at New York yard.
sailed Cleveland from Panama for
corlnto, Worden, Pentucket, from
New York yard to .i for '
Sterling from Norfolk for New York,
uugioy, uarney, oiaaie, irom tnu-
Here's a Book
More devoted thi-n the followera of
the Mahdl are most of the admirers ot
Oscar Wilde who write about this poet
Walter Winston Kenllworth, whose
"Study of Oscar Wilde" has Just been
published by the R. Fenno Company
of New York, Is no exception to this
rule. In his foreword to the reader Mr.
Kenllworth says: he Angel of Death
has ulrcady come and gone for the per
sonality of Oscar Wilde. Bomo yeara
since, but it has not. nor can It touch
the Immortality of his thoughts or ot
his soul. These are enternal. Jojous off
shootingt of the Soul of God." In con
cluding hit v.ork Mr. Kenllworth aaye
that JVIlde remodeled tho opinion of the
world a to the functions and Ideals ot
art and gave a new tone to social as
pirations, rendering the aspirations of
the multitude Into spiritual forms.
Regarding Wilde's errors and sins Mr.
Kenllortn,B viewpoint may be summed
up In the poet'" own lines that a man
should be judged "not by his caste or
creed, the meat he eats, the vintage that
lie drinks; not by the way he tights or
loves or sins, but by the quality of
thoughts he thinks " Mr. Kenllworth
employs a florid Imagery In writing,
and an Impressionistic treatment of his
theme. "To Wllde," he writes, "the
ordinary sunset was worlds of flame,
and the shining of the moon on any
common night waa to him the doorway
to great heavens In the spiritual repose."
The aucnor amuca mo sudjgci into
adelnhla for Naa York, ffilrhlran. Tmnraaalnns. Reflections. Revelations.
Nebraska. Virginia, Idaho, from I Intentions. Aspirations, Realizations,
Newport for Rockland. I Illuminations, and Conclusions. ,