"One of the charms of the night view over the Grand Basin was that it was always new, atmospheric or other causes producing varied effects, and the scene on one occasion being entirely different from that presented on another. And not only were atmospheric conditions fluctuating, but the artificial ones produced were made still more so, a new experience to the sight-seer after dark being thus assured beyond all peradventure. Here the great element of the Search-Light came in. Never before was the comparatively recent device for overcoming darkness utilized on such a scale or with such effect. In the illustration one search-light is operated from a tower of the Manufactures Building and the other from a window in the Agriculture Building, their broadening shafts crossing gloriously in mid-air and calculated to make all observers unfaithful to the moon. Fantastic as could be imagined were sometimes the effects produced by these streamers flaunted through the vault above, for they were not fixed at all, but dived, or rose, or turned, flashing here and there as if the sword of the Angel Gabriel were seeking out the sinners everywhere. From the Government Building was occasionally projected a monster of light, the most powerful known, which made visible objects four or five miles away, on the lake or along the city front, and which, thrown upward toward the clouds, gave the appearance of a great fire beneath, or suggested a volcano in eruption."