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Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science - Volume 17, No. 100, April, 1876


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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, April, 1876., by Various This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, April, 1876. Author: Various Release Date: August 21, 2004 [EBook #13242] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE *** Produced by Juliet Sutherland, Sandra Brown and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. Transcriber's Note: The Table of Contents and the list of illustrations were added by the transcriber. LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCE. APRIL, 1876. Vol. XVII, No. 100. TABLE OF CONTENTS ILLUSTRATIONS THE CENTURY ITS FRUITS AND ITS FESTIVAL. IV.--THE CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION UNDER ROOF. 393 SKETCHES OF INDIA. IV.--CONCLUSION. 409 THE COLLEGE STUDENT by JAMES MORGAN HART. 428 SONNET by MAURICE THOMPSON. 439 THE HOUSE THAT SUSAN BUILT by SARAH WINTER KELLOGG. 440 AFTER A YEAR by KATE HILLARD. 457 THE BERKSHIRE LADY by THOMAS HUGHES. 458 THE SABBATH OF THE LOST. 462 THE ATONEMENT OF LEAM DUNDAS by MRS. E. LYNN LINTON. CHAPTER XXIX. THE FRIEND OF THE FUTURE. 464 CHAPTER XXX. MAYA--DELUSION. 469 CHAPTER XXXI. BY THE BROAD. 474 CHAPTER XXXII. PALMAM QUI NON MERUIT. 479 THE SING-SONG OF MALY COE by CHARLES G. LELAND. 485 LETTERS FROM SOUTH AFRICA by LADY BARKER. 487 DINNER IN A STATE PRISON by MARGARET HOSMER. 497 FAREWELL by AUBER FORESTIER. 503 THE INSTRUCTION OF DEAF MUTES by JENNIE EGGLESTON ZIMMERMAN. 504 OUR MONTHLY GOSSIP. THE CITY OF VIOLETS by ELISE POLKO. 510 LA BEFANA. 512 ERNESTO ROSSI. 514 BISHOP THIRLWALL'S PRECOCITY. 517 FREAKS OF KLEPTOMANIA. 518 LITERATURE OF THE DAY. 519 BOOKS RECEIVED. 520 ILLUSTRATIONS THE BRIDGE ACROSS LANSDOWNE RAVINE, CONNECTING MEMORIAL AND HORTICULTURAL HALLS. GIRARD AVENUE BRIDGE--ONE OF THE APPROACHES TO THE EXHIBITION GROUNDS. MAIN BUILDING. MACHINERY HALL. HON. JOSEPH R. HAWLEY, PRESIDENT OF THE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION. GENERAL ALFRED T. GOSHORN, DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION. JOHN WELSH, ESQ., PRESIDENT OF THE CENTENNIAL BOARD OF FINANCE. AGRICULTURAL BUILDING. HORTICULTURAL HALL. MEMORIAL HALL, WITH EXTENSION. INDIGO-FACTORY NEAR ALLAHABAD. MUSSULMAN SCHOOL AT ALLAHABAD. MÂLERS AND SONTALS. GRAIN-AND-FLOUR MERCHANT OF PATNA. A TIGER-HUNT, ELEPHANT-BACK. BENGAL WATER-CARRIERS. BRAHMANS OF BENGAL. BENGALESE OF LOW CASTE. CHARIOT OF THE PROCESSION OF THE RATTJATTRA, AT JAGHERNÂTH. THE PORT OF CALCUTTA. [pg 393] THE CENTURY ITS FRUITS AND ITS FESTIVAL. IV.—THE CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION UNDER ROOF. THE BRIDGE ACROSS LANSDOWNE RAVINE, CONNECTING MEMORIAL AND HORTICULTURAL HALLS. None of the European exhibitions we have sketched partook of the nature of an anniversary or was designed to commemorate an historical event. Some idea of celebrating the close of the calendar half-century may have helped to determine the choice of 1851 as the year for holding the first London fair; but if so, it was only with reference to the general progress during this period, and not to any notable fact at its commencement. Still less did the later exhibitions owe any portion of their significance and interest to their connection with a date. They afforded occasion for comparison and rivalry, but no shape loomed up out of the past claiming to preside over the festival, to have its toils and achievements remembered, and to be credited with a share in the production of the harvests garnered by its successors. In our case it is very different. Here was the birth-year of the Union coming apace. It forced itself upon our contemplation. It appealed not merely to the average passion of grown-up boys for hurrahs, gun-firing, bellringing, and rockets sulphureous and oratorical. It addressed us in a much more sober tone and assumed a far more didactic aspect. Looking from its throne of clouds o'er half the (New) World—and indeed, as we have shown, constructively over the Old as well—it summoned us to the wholesome moral exercise of pausing a moment in our rapid career to revert to first principles, moral, social and political, and to explore the germs of our marvelous material progress. Nor could we assume this office as exclusively for our own benefit. The rest of Christendom silently assigned it to the youngest born for the common good. Circumstances had placed in our hands the measuring-rod of Humanity's growth, and all stood willing to gather upon our soil for its application, so far as that could be made by the method devised and perfected within the past quarter of a century. It was here, a thousand leagues away from the scene of the first enterprise of the kind, that the culminating experiment was to be tried. [pg 394] GIRARD AVENUE BRIDGE—ONE OF THE APPROACHES TO THE EXHIBITION GROUNDS. [pg 395] To what point on a continent as broad as the Atlantic were they to come? The European fairs were hampered with no question of locality. That Austria should hold hers at Vienna, France at Paris, and Britain at London, were foregone conclusions. But the United States have a plurality of capitals, political, commercial, historical and State. Washington, measured by house-room and not by magnificent distances, was too small. New York, acting with characteristic haste, had already indulged in an exposition, and it lacked, moreover, the rich cluster of associations that might have hallowed its claims as the "commercial metropolis." Among the State capitals Boston alone had the needed historical eminence, but, besides the obvious drawback of its situation, its capacity and its commissariat resources, except for a host of disembodied intellects, must prove insufficient. There remained the central city of the past, the seat of the Continental Congress, of the Convention and of the first administrations under the Constitution which it framed—the halfway-house between North and South of the early warriors and statesmen, and the workshop in which the political machinery that has since been industriously filed at home and more or less closely copied abroad was originally forged. Where else could the two ends of the century be so fitly brought together? Here was the Hall of 1776; the other hall that nearly two years earlier received the first assemblage of "that hallowed name that freed the Atlantic;" the modest building in a bed-chamber of which the Declaration of Independence was penned; and other localities rich with memories of the men of our heroic age. The space of a few blocks covered the council-ground of the Union. Those few acres afforded room enough for the beating of its political heart for twenty-five years, from the embryonic period to that of maturity—from the meeting of a consulting committee of subject colonists to the establishment of unchallenged and symmetrical autonomy. The