Religion: Vandyke in Maine

From Seal Harbor, Me., a little patriarch issued last week, a political bull. Dr. Henry Vandyke, bewhiskered Presbyterian divine, poet of buds and burgeonings, onetime ambassador to the Netherlands, spending a reflective summer in Maine, found his thoughts flurried by the presidential campaign. There were elements in the political scene that disturbed his saintly composure. A storm of dissatisfaction arose. Finally he released it with orderly thunder in a letter to William Church Osborn, director of finance in New York State for the Democratic National Committee.

In empurpled prose, Dr. Vandyke described the "overt fulminations and convert whisperings" of an anti-Catholic cabal,...

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