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PHILIPSE MANOR-HOLSE, YONKERS, N. Y. Now used as the City Hall. The Society hopes to have it bought by the State, to be preserved.


WATKINS GLEN For three years the Society has secured the introduction of a bill for the creation of a State Park embracing Watkins Glen.

The bill has not yet passed. feeling of gratitude when he finds the pic- In 1900 the American Scenic and Histuresque has been left untouched. We toric Society began its notable achieveowe more than a debt of thankfulness to ment of preserving the world-renowned the energetic women who have preserved Palisades of the Hudson. Through its the birthplace of the flag in Philadelphia, intercession both New Jersey and New have given contributions to the collections York became interested, and we have now in Independence Hall, have preserved every prospect of an inter-State park, with the landmarks at Valley Forge, and have drive, from Fort Lee to Nyack. By these prevented the destruction or desecration means one of the most interesting spots of buildings made sacred by their associa- in our country will be saved from the tion with American history.

stone-quarryman and disfigurement. The

ruins of Forts Crown Point and Ticonderoga are similar objects of solicitude.

Nor are the efforts of these societies confined to the Eastern States alone, for their interest is widespread, and they co-operate with local societies and lend aid when asked to do so in every State in the Union, from the shores of Lake Champlain to the extreme West. The preservation of the giant sequoias of California is a matter of solicitude, not alone to the State in which they are situated, but to these societies, who are using every effort to help save these leafy giants, which are the growth of centuries and which hundreds of years cannot replace. In another part of the

West the women of Colorado, The Society is trying to preserve these from wanton vandalism.

aided by outside societies, are




THE HUDSON RIVER PALISADES The Society represented the State of New York in securing the legislation which created the Palisades Inter-State

Park Commission. struggling to preserve the picturesque fine architectural relics of colonial days is ruins of the Cliff Dwellers and to save from receiving special attention. Washington's wanton vandalism and stealing the pottery headquarters in New York City, the home and relics of this interesting race. This, of Aaron Burr and Washington, with a fine the only spot in America where prehistoric location, architectural beauties, and hisbarbarism can be studied in its entirety, is toric associations, the Alexander Hamilton at last to be preserved, if the untiring residence, and the cottage in which Poe efforts of speech and press can accom- wrote many of his beautiful poems, are plish it.

among the many dwellings that these Another object of solicitude are the old societies feel it desirable to preserve. buildings of Fort Snelling at the head of Already alive to similar undertakings, the Mississippi River. Situated on a commanding bluff overlooking the great Father of Waters, this fort was for years the resting and protecting place of the missionary, the trader, and the early settler. It pos. sesses a round stone tower built in 1820 for the safety of women and children in case of an attack by the Indians, and, aside from historic associations, is one of the most picturesque spots to be found in the Northwest.

These societies realize that every movement for the beautification of municipal or country environment should take into consideration, not only the pleasure and gratification of the adult population, but of the coming generation as well, for they will reap the benefit of reforms. For this reason the preservation of


HOME OF EDGAR ALLAN POE It should be preserved.

Boston has her Old South Church and names commensurate with dignity and
Faneuil Hall, and Philadelphia her Betsey beauty.
Ross House and Independence Hall, whose These are a few of the ways in which
value as objects of beauty and historic these societies aim to better conditions
association have long been recognized by locally and Nationally. No one can help
these places. The Philipse Manor House being in sympathy with their objects, and
in Yonkers, and the Johnson Mansion in the widespread organization of such bodies
Johnston, will also be preserved.

is to be desired. We can all of us work Another instance of the work of those toward the creation of a sentiment which interested in these movements is the forbids that things of permanent value to department of nomenclature, which gives the Nation can be made a subject of prizes in money, books, and medals for money-getting. It is easy to mar the the best names proposed for bridges, beauties of Nature, but difficult to restore streets, and public places. The shocking them when once injured. The New World disregard of harmony in names and sur- is still new; but our National life has roundings, and total lack of any appeal to already its sacred places which should be the imagination, have called forth this preserved for historical associations and movement with the idea of obtaining the beauties they possess.

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bring the greatest the late rebellion. The thirty-sixth lineal

and Asia one step descendant, as he is, from that Ali who
of Constantinople. was the uncle and son-in-law of the
pital of Turkey by prophet Mahomet, the present Sultan is
ve been the signal also the son of a Circassian mother, and
ion; it is extremely would seem to inherit some of the virtues

ow would provoke belonging to her northern blood. He has
since the Powers endeavored to collect taxes honestly; he
pensation in other has allowed the arrest of criminals
lbania, Austria at who had taken refuge in the porches of
Asia Minor, France mosques ; last, but not least, he sometimes
land in northeast dresses in semi-European costume, and
ian agitators have actually rides in a motor-car!

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in their conviction things have helped the Pretender's cause;
ortly be forthcom- and he worked upon the bigoted sects
inquiries of the among the Moors who have always been
o o the troop-carry- opposed to any kind of reform. If he
ack Sea squadron had succeeded in battle, the whole country
er fleet of cruisers, might have fallen back into barbarism; ;

various Russian as it is, we may expect that Morocco,
secondly, by the whether it comes into the sphere of influ-
Lustro-Hungarian ence of a particular European power or not,
a. Perhaps the will show a few more signs of civilization.

not exaggerate The ancient industries—weaving, leather-
European chan- work, cutlery, etc.-- which once made the
re is most immi- name Moroccan a thing to conjure with,

Macedonia may yet be revived, although Switzerland,
from the usual France, Russia, and Germany have now
ing up of ques- succeeded to much of those manufactures.

struggle the The very name of the capital, Fez, is
wise man will still a household word wherever the tar-

bush or turban is worn, although long
since the Oriental manufacture of fezes

has been removed to Tunis, while the
hour battle, cheap imitation, so often seen, comes
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