The Press: Hatrack

Standing in a dense crowd at Lafayette Mall on the Common, Boston, an untidy-looking man with a bundle of magazines under his arm put a 50¢ piece between his teeth, bit it hard and grinned. In front of him stood a preacherman whom some recognized as Rev. Jason Franklin Chase, Secretary of the New England Watch and Ward Society, guardian of Boston morals. Nearby waited a distinguished gentleman whom some recognized as Arthur Garfield Hays, lawyer, defender of John Scopes, of the Countess Cathcart. And everybody stared...

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