Our Foreign-born Citizens: What They Have Done for America (Google eBook)

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Crowell, 1922 - Immigrants - 288 pages
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Page 33 - In a similar manner, it is conceivable that cables of telephone wires could be laid underground, or suspended overhead, communicating by branch wires with private dwellings, country houses, shops, manufactories, etc., etc., uniting them through the main cable with a central office where the wire could be connected as desired, establishing direct communication between any two places in the city.
Page 198 - I know that my retirement will make no difference in its cardinal principles; that it will always fight for progress and reform, never tolerate injustice or corruption, always fight demagogues of all parties, never belong to any party, always oppose privileged classes and public plunderers, never lack sympathy with the poor, always remain devoted to the public welfare; never be satisfied with merely printing news; always be drastically independent; never be afraid to attack wrong, whether by predatory...
Page 42 - The fellow, no doubt, wanted to let out the never-failing supply of good humor and wit, which has created such a reputation for the Herald, and appropriate the contents to supply the emptiness of his own thick skull.
Page 189 - control," as the Spiritists say, and I never thought of doing anything else but following him. He thought he could climb up there and that settled it. He would do what he thought he could. And such climbing! There was never an instant when both feet and hands were not in play, and often elbows, knees, thighs, upper arms, and even chin must grip and hold. Clambering up a steep slope, crawling under an overhanging rock, spreading out like a flying squirrel and edging along an inchwide projection while...
Page 43 - As to intimidating me or changing my course, the thing cannot be done. Neither Webb nor any other man shall, or can, intimidate me. I tell the honest truth in my paper, and leave the consequences to God.
Page 78 - William ingeniously and ingenuously remarked, that, ' even if the propeller had the power of propelling a vessel, it would be found altogether useless in practice, because the power being applied in the stern, it would be absolutely impossible to make the vessel steer.
Page 143 - I took the axe and cut a box elder stick about five or six inches in diameter, with a crotch or fork at one end. I took my underclothes and bound them in a roll and put it under the man's arm and got him under the cart with a stick between his legs. I put the fork against this, cut a notch in the end and let the rope twist in through the notch and back to the wheel. Then I got a stick or standard out of the cart, and took a twist on the rope so that the same power that hauled his arm ahead pressed...
Page 17 - The Boston Evening Herald of the same date printed a tribute to the great Greek in America by the k. TT Timayenis of Boston, part of which is the following: ". . . He was the man who taught the Greeks in America to learn and adopt everything that is good in the American character, the only man whom all Greeks revered and implicitly obeyed, the man who did good for the sake of the good, the man who conceived the idea of establishing a Greek school in Boston, the man who expected every Greek to do...
Page 143 - ... and pushed the end of the stick down tight. I took care to sit across him. I had his head under the cart. I felt reasonably certain that there would come a time when it would become necessary for me to keep him in that position. I gave him a stick to hold, and he thought that possibly if he let go of the stick he would be able to let go of the rope; but I had several turns of it around his wrist. When I got a good strain on him he began to yell, but I kept going until I felt that the bone pressed...
Page 218 - Now, do you wish to know what riches I have gathered in the New World? I will tell you. These are my riches, which neither moth nor rust can corrupt. I have traveled from the primitive social life of a Syrian village to a great city which embodies the noblest traditions of the most enlightened country in the world. I have come from the bondage of Turkish rule to the priceless heritage of American citizenship.

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