August 29, 1917.
Mr. Edwin Markham,
92 Waters Ave.,
West New Brighton,
I have great pleasure in sending you a copy of the September “international” with the sonnet addressed to you by that great poet, Mr. John Jerome Rooney....
The World reports that Street Cleaning Deputy Commissioner Patrick H. Quinn admitted that he did not have enough money to clean Brooklyn's dirty streets, and that "mounds of slush and slime line the streets."