New Outlook Volume 83

New Outlook Volume 83

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...Gate Avenue is nothing more than a picturesque ruin. The seamed and cracked walls and sunken streets held silent testimony of the earthquake's shock. Across the street from us a chimney ran from the ground through a threeflat structure. The base of that chimney was snatched aside and the rest of it came rattling down into the basement, the flooring of the bottom flat giving way at the same time. Golden Gate Park has suffered particularly in its public buildings. The art museum is a shattered wreck. The music stand, built of stone, with its high, pillared wings and long tiers of steps, has sunk in the middle, the gigantic cornices lying in heaps at its front and sutures running through all its massive stone-work. It was the gift of Claus Spreckels, and cost $60,000. At the children's play-house the roof has fallen into the restaurant, the stone walls are shattered, and piles of brick, glass, and stonelitter the ground. Strangely enough, the large conservatory, with its glass dome and far-stretching wings, has hardly a broken pane, although the road not fifty feet back of it has gaping cracks in it eight or ten inches wide. In conclusion, let me say that this stupendous disaster leads a thoughtful person to two conclusions; viz., faith in humanity, and the progress of the human race. All artificial restraints of our civilization fell away with the earthquake's shocks. Every man was his brother's keeper. Every one spoke to every one else with a smile. The all-prevailing cheerfulness and helpfulness were encouraging signs of our progress in practicing the golden rule, and humanity's struggle upward toward the example of our Saviour. HE Old Town was set in a mead I ow, green grass to the right of it, green grass...show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844041
  • 9781236844040