S. Hall Young
ter of a mile from the bridge, and if it keeps on coming at anything likeits present rate it will reach the bridge in less than two years and willlock the gate to the greatest copper mines in the world, entailing the lossof untold millions to the Morgan-Guggenheim Syndicate and to Alaska.At the middle of the glacier stream of ice where the rapid current of the river sweeps with tremendous force against the concave center of the glacier front the breaking off of large masses is constant, and yet the glacier has there pushed the river bodily over on the east bank more than fifty feet the last two months, cutting away the trees and the bank.I suppose you have read the interesting report of Prof. Tarr of Cornell and Prof. Martin, published in last January's No. of the National Geographic Magazine, on their Alaskan' Expedition of 1901.That emphasizes the fact that the most of the large Coast glaciers are advancing. Prof. Martin tells me that Taylor Glacier has advanced more than six miles in the last forty years. If Miles and Childs Glaciers are following this law it seems to me that the R.R. is doomed; but I do not wish to be a prophet of evil until somebody wiser than myself in the movements of glaciers pronounces on the matter. So you see that your speedy visit to this region may be of great moment to us all.If you could come before the end of September you would have time for observation before snow-fall. Cannot you "tak a thcht an' come?"Mrs. Young warmly seconds my eannest personal invitation. Yours as ever,[illegible]04862
1910 Aug 24
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