America as I Saw it: Or America Revisited (Google eBook)

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Hutchinson, 1913 - United States - 395 pages
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Page 268 - the study of agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racial qualities of future generations, either physically or mentally.
Page 187 - ... name and complete address; whether ever before in the United States, and if so, when and where; whether ever in prison or almshouse or an institution or hospital for the care and treatment of the insane...
Page 330 - ... will say for the intelligent, industrious, painstaking man, one possessed of good business traits, there is no other business enterprise that offers such sure and satisfactory returns for time and money invested, than a well selected, well trained, .and well fed orchard. There are hundreds of them, from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, that have been, and continue to bring in to their owners, princely incomes.
Page 188 - LIST OF RACES OR PEOPLES African (black) Armenian Bohemian Bosnian Bulgarian Chinese Croatian Cuban Dalmatian Dutch East Indian English Finnish Flemish French German Greek Hebrew Herzegovinian Irish Italian (North) Italian (South) Japanese Korean Lithuanian Magyar Mexican Montenegrin Moravian Pacific Islander Polish Portuguese Roumanian Russian Ruthenian (Russniak) Scandinavian (Norwegians, Danes, and Swedes) Scotch Servian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Spanish-American...
Page 372 - I believe that in coming years by my own work and that of Dickson, Muybridge, Marie and others who will doubtless enter the field, that grand opera can be given at the Metropolitan Opera House at New York without any material change from the original, and with artists and musicians long since dead.
Page 372 - In the year 1887, the idea occurred to me that it was possible to devise an instrument which should do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear, and that by a combination of the two, all motion and sound could be recorded and reproduced simultaneously. This idea, the germ of which came from the little toy called the Zoetrope...
Page 47 - Amazon, and with whom I travelled on the same ship en route for South America. This enthusiastic young man, who has learnt remarkable American in eight years, is the head of sixteen men sent out by the University of Philadelphia to collect information relative to the aboriginal inhabitants of the Amazon Valley, and to explore the forests where these primitive peoples still roam untouched by civilisation. It is delightful to find enthusiasts. Enthusiasm moves the world, and explorers open new fields...
Page 141 - Ross noticed that the stars which were sketched were six-pointed, and suggested that they should have five points. Washington admitted that she was correct, but he preferred a star that would not be an exact copy of that on his coat of arms, and he also thought that a six-pointed star would be easier to cut. Mrs. Ross liked the five-pointed star, and to show that...
Page 142 - This same flag was carried to victory by Admirals Sampson and Schley in Cuba. This flag recalls the many battles bravely fought and grandly won. It symbolises the principles of human progress and human liberty. The stars represent the unity and harmony of our States. They are a constellation typifying our country. Their lustre reflects to every nation of the world. The flag of 1776, the old thirteen, has grown to be one of the great flags of the earth. Its stars reach from ocean to ocean. We see...
Page 290 - ... crystals and covered by a veil of darkness. Grey clouds descended to meet the ascending foam; all seemed unfathomable, weird, and strange; a hazy moon rose rapidly in the sky and we shuddered as we thought of the horrors of a pouring wet day on the morrow, which indeed seemed imminent after such a grey, misty, autumn evening. Next morning, however, all was changed; the watery moon had given place to gorgeous sun, the grey clouds had dispersed, and the heavens were blue, a vast expanse of cobalt...

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