The World's Fair City and Her Enterprising Sons (Google eBook)

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United publishing Company, 1892 - Chicago (Ill.) - 512 pages
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Page 93 - What do we want with this vast, worthless area, this region of savages and wild beasts, of deserts, of shifting sands and whirlwinds of dust, of cactus and prairie dogs?
Page 46 - A great life has passed into the tomb and there awaits the requiem of winter's snows.
Page 292 - But every jet of chaos which threatens to exterminate us is convertible by intellect into wholesome force. Fate is unpenetrated causes. The water drowns ship and sailor like a grain of dust. But learn to swim, trim your bark, and the wave which drowned it will be cloven by it and carry it like its own foam, a plume and a power.
Page 137 - The objects of the corporation, as declared by the charter and by-laws, are " to maintain a commercial exchange ; to promote uniformity in the customs and usages of merchants ; to inculcate principles of justice and equity in trade ; to facilitate the speedy adjustment of business disputes; to acquire" and to disseminate valuable commercial and economic information ; and generally, to secure to its members the benefits of co-operation in the furtherance of their legitimate pursuits.
Page 152 - ... was, to know the condition of New England, which appearing to be very independent as to their regard to Old England, or his Majesty, rich and strong as they now were, there were great debates in what style to write to them; for the condition of that Colony was such, that they were able to contest with all other Plantations about them, and there was fear of their breaking from all dependence on this nation; his Majesty, therefore, commended this affair more expressly.
Page 367 - What more preposterous than the treatment of land as individual property. In every essential land differs from those things which being the product of human labor are rightfully property.
Page 488 - It is the intent of this department that it shall fully and fairly present the origin, growth and development of the various methods of transportation used in all ages and in all parts of the world.
Page 449 - Such an exhibition should be of a national and international character, so that not only the people of our Union and this Continent, but those of all nations as well, can participate...
Page 292 - Fate is unpenetrated causes. The water drowns ship and sailor, like a grain of dust. But learn to swim, trim your bark, and the wave which drowned it will be cloven by it, and carry it, like its own foam, a plume and a power. The cold is inconsiderate of persons, tingles your blood, freezes a man like a dewdrop. But learn to skate, and the ice will give you a graceful, sweet, and poetic motion.
Page 490 - Department will certainly prove an attraction of supreme interest, not only to the people of the United States, but to the world at large.

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