[letterhead]New York, 18th Octr 1904My Dear Mr. MuirI got back to Philadelphia the other day & came on here with my wife today to go on board the "Oceanic" tomorrow. The weather was somewhat broken after leaving San Francisco but I had not much to complain of on that score. After joining the C.P.R. however my comfort as a Railway traveller in this great continent was gone. The carriages were filthy and crowded - so much so that I was glad to get a seat in a su[illegible]king room of a second class carriage one day from 2 a.m - till 5 p.m. I survived it all however & am here none the worse. The scenery about Glacier and Bauff was really very fine but I am with you in thinking that the mountains & rocks of the Yosemite cannot be beaten by anything I have since seen. The train going east was about 8 hours late when I joined it at Bauff and the one going west was 10 hours late on the same day at the same place. It began to snow at dusk03459
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