World's Fair Bulletin Volume 3-4

World's Fair Bulletin Volume 3-4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... faith In the future. Expositions not only bring large returns of a business nature by engendering friendly rivalry between nations, but far beyond all this they promote fraternity among the peoples of the earth, en-, abllng them to look Into each other's faces and realize the great fact of humanity--the brotherhood of mankind. These great International events are bringing us nearer to that period for which we all have prayed, and for which the poet longs, In these words: "When the war drum shall throb no longer And the battle flag Is furled, In the parliament of Man The federation of the world." These great assemblages of the peoples of the nations of the earth assure more and more to all, "Peace on earth, good will to men." Mr. George S. Johns, of St. Louis, responded as follows to the toast "The Chicago Journalist." I am asked, while the toastmuster holds the stopwatch on me, to pay a tribute to the transcendent qualities of the Chicago journalist. But the shortness of the time, the inadequacy of my talents, and the meagerness of the dictionary prevent my doing justice to the theme--my giving even faint expression to the boundless and universal admiration which surrounds that acme of human progress, that triumph of journalistic evolution, that blushing peach of modern civilization. Those among you who have experienced the emoflons of a country boy with bare and dusty feet, wearing the patched remnant of the pants that his father wore, faded calico shirt and battered cap that mother made, who is suddenly thrust into the company of a city boy with shining shoes and jaunty hat and fancy garments, fresh from the hands of a fashionable tailor, can sympathize with the feeling of 30-cent humility and shyness which...show more

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  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 730g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236579453
  • 9781236579454