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1873 Excerpt: ...of the South and our whole country, because much
was expected from this convention--and because it might have been,
ought to have been, and would have been effective, a power for
good, of direct benefit to the South and West, in and out of
Congress and with the Administration--yes, an influence itself as
wide as the continent, if it had not been controlled and managed as
it was. But the whole thing collapsed, flattened out, and has
become, if mentioned at all, only a despicable byword--a subject of
ridicule. When, oh when, will the element that rules the intense,
extreme men of the South, learn practical wisdom and exercise
common sense as to the rights of their fellow-men, the status of
States, the justice of generous reciprocity, the best, the truest,
interest of the masses, and the true honor and intercourse that
ought to regulate and govern the nation in all its parts and
homogeneous whole? We can only answer--we still hope that the day
will come, sooner or later, when republicanism will prevail even in
Georgia. WoNDEits Of Photography.--Occident is the famous trotter
of the Pacific slope. Governor Stanford, the owner of the horse,
wanted to secure a photograph of the animal while in full motion,
and applied to one Maybridge. an artist of some skill. The great
difficulty was to transfix an impression while the horse was moving
at the rate of thirty-eight feet to the second. The first
experiment of opening and closing the camera on the first day left
no result; the second day. with increased velocity in opening and
closing, a shadow was caught. On the third day, the artist, having
studied the matter thoroughly, contrived to have two boards slip
past each other by touching a spring, and in so doing to leave an
eighth of an inch opening for the five-hundr...
|Country of origin:
Boston Book Company
||246 x 189 x 25mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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