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is deep and sincere. I hope that the women
of this country may soon be able to exercise
a potent voice for the lasting benefit of the
people. Yours very sincerely,
David J. Lewis

Ellen Farquhar’s sentiment was from an
unknown source. “Those who live on the
mountain have a longer day than those who
live in the valley. Sometimes all we need
to brighten our day is to rise a little higher.”

At this juncture a very small citizen was
introduced to the Asso. when R. B. Thomas Jr.
appeared at the door for a moment.

Mary T. Bond read a short anecdote
about Cleveland of whom it was proposed
to make 2 portraits for the White House as
he was supposed to have been better looking
when first inaugurated. Eliza N. Moore
gave from “The Outlook” a bright picture
of Nantucket new and old. This place has
probably changed less in the past 200 yrs.
than any other part of New England, though
it may now rejoice in electric lights and
cars. The people who do not reside
there are called “off islanders” and those who
come to board in summer are termed “the
strangers”. At one time there were said to be
about 100 “Captain Coffins” on Nantucket, which
is only 15 mi. long, by 3 mi. wide. Flowers are
extensively cultivated and the drives are most
attractive. Antique stores abound and the
enclosed “walks” still on the house-tops after
150 yrs. always interest visitors.

E. N. M. also read a few verses upon the
Mar. 3rd Parade in Wash., which was followed
by a discussion of the disgraceful behavior
of the Police force of that city.

Pattie T. Farquhar gave the incident
of an amateur electrician who failed to get
a light, though the instrument gave forth sound
but it required more power to shine than to
make a noise. The quiet unassuming people
often surprise us by reserve force that proves
depth of character. A question with

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