“I feel just now that we ought to try hard to have all the Far West
represented at the Denver Congress
“Thought a book or article about ‘Fooleries’ would be entertaining and instructive.
The need of this element in human society is shown by the ancient jesters and court fools. ... In Bible times Samson
made sport for the Philistines.
People now do their own dancing and their own fooling: some of it very dull.
Query: What ancient jests have been preserved?
‘The Fools of old and of all time’ would not be a bad title.”
In October came the Woman
's Congress in Denver
; she was there, “attending all meetings and sessions.”
----.'s paper on ‘The Redemptive Power of Art’ was very so-so, and did not touch my conception of the theme, viz., art made valuable for the reform of criminals.
I spoke of this with warmth.”
After the Congress
“the visiting ladies enjoyed a drive about the city of Denver
I went early to the High School with A. A. B.1
Found Mrs. Cheney
speaking to the pupils assembled.
She did not notice our entrance and spoke of me very warmly.
Presently, turning round, she saw us and we all laughed.
I spoke to them of my ‘drink of youth’ ; compared the spirits of youth to steam given to carry them on a celestial railroad; compared youth to wine in a beautiful vase; spoke of ancient libations to the gods; our libation to be poured to the true Divine; urged them not to starve their studies in order to feed their amusements.
‘Two ways of study, one mean, the other generous.’