R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


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EDITORIAL-DEEPARTMENTTHE CENTURY-MAGAZINEUNION-SQUARE-NEW-YORKDecember 18, 1894.R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.R. U. JOHNSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR. C. C. BUEL,ASSISTANT EDITOR.My dear Muir:-I inclose a copy of Caminetti's bill and the report thereon. Of course this bill is not accompanied by a map, and therefore does not show exactly what is to be left off; but I it seems to me very important that you should write to Secretary Hoke Smith, direct, with particularity against the cutting in the directions in which you think it injurious.1 have adopterd Illegible your view in the February number, but as the bill is to authorize the secretary to cut it down the bill will probably pass, and we must then make sure that there is no snap judgment on the part of the Secretary. In order to do this you ought to ask for a map showing exactly what is to be cut off according to Caminetti's proposition.I am trying to get hold of Mr. A.H. Ward who lives within the boundary, and with whom I agreed to certain reductions, but not to the ones to which you object.The important things are first to get the mapf and to warn Hoke Smith that you wish to be heard before the decision in case the bill passes.I am at the disadvantage of being only able to urge01898


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