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ful scenery and happiness of his tinguished for their thought and native land. And Swiss soldiers style of expression, as poetry, serving in foreign armies have essays, histories and biographies. been forbidden under pain of By reading such writings as these, death to sing that song

we may become acquainted with or on the march, lest the feeling the noblest thoughts of the wisest of homesickness should overcome

of all


may them, and they should desert and become familiar with the fidelity start for home. Such is the of Shakespeare to nature, the subpower of song when it brings 'limity and grandeur of Milton,

, back the

of home and the imagination of Scott, the youth.

pathos of Dickens, the purity of But the good and noble songs

Longfellow, and the inspiration are even mightier and deeper in

of the Bible. By reading such their effect upon


writings we also acquire a better one has said, “They lighten the style

style of conversation and writburdens of the weary, give cour

ing; for by becoming intimate age to the hero, faith to the

with their works we naturally fall martyr, and give new strength into the way of using their to those who are weak the smooth and flowing language. march of life." They take hold

Not only should we read literaon the strongest elements of

ture to strengthen our thoughts character, and stir the heart to and improve our style of converits utmost depths.

sation and writing, but we should

read to gain a general knowledge Painting, another of the fine

of it, so that

converse arts, also has its influence upon It is one of the noblest of

freely upon the works of great

writers. the fine arts, as it enables us to

We should also read live, as it were, with the higher and nobler things of nature,


papers to get the current news of

the day; for by doing so we are to see how grand and beautiful

informed as to the workings of are the things of nature and the


government, schools, workings of the Creator; for if

churches and industrial pursuits, we do not learn something about

and are thereby enabled to act nature and her workings, we will,

intelligently in the performance as the poet says,

of our every duty as citizens. Tread through fields of speckled flowers

If we look back in history we As if we did not know

shall find that the higher state Our Father made them beautiful

of civilization is always found Because he loves us so.

among the people that are given We should also read to gain a to reading. And in this day and knowledge of literature. By this age of the world we rarely enter I mean the class of writings dis- a home without seeing literature,









be so


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of all kinds, and

newspapers soul and bring its victims to the especially, lying upon the table.


As one writer has said, We should read to develop the 'Such literature as this would mental powers,

the make impurity

decent, memory, imagination, fancy and crime, horrible and all vice proper thinking faculties. We may de- in the eyes of its readers.” This velop the memory by reading literature numbers its victims by such literature will

the thousands, and it has caused striking and impressive that hundreds to go down, down, cannot help but remember it. In down, until at last they land in history we have a broad field for

the penitentiary, asylum, dens of developing this power.

shame or the grave. By reading poetry and fiction Reading not only serves we may develop the imagination positive element in the make up and fancy. The thinking facul- of our character, but it may also ties may be developed by reading

negative influence, speeches, pleas, orations and thereby preventing the formation sermons; for by reading these, of vicious hab ts in times of it will cause us to think, reason leisure. The value of reading and judge for ourselves.

is well illustrated by these lines Not only should read to of Longfellow: develop the mental powers, but

Read from the grand old masters, also the moral powers. By read

Read from the bards sublime, ing we may choose for our com

Whose distant foot-teps echo panions the works of the good, Through the corridors of time. wise and noble writers of past and Read from some humbler poet, present. And these

Whose songs gushed from the heart

As showers from the clouds of summer panions that will not desert us in

Or tears from the eyelids start:poverty and in trouble, but they will remain our friends forever

And the night shall be filled with music,

And the cares that in fest the day and will also aid us in forming

Shall fold their tents, like the Arab our character.

And as silently steal away Benjamin Franklin said that

Anna Covington. the reading of Cotton Mathers' OGDEN, UTAH. "Essay to do Good," moulded his entire life. Just so the reading of literature may have its Plans for the World's Fair influence upon us;

and if

passenger station at Jackson Park choose the good, true and beauti- | call for a main station 150x300 ful, they will all have their influ- feet, with an annexed train shed ence in moulding our character.

100x672 feet. Provision is made But on the other hand, if for loading and unloading thirtychoose the unclean or bad litera- six trains at one time on reserved ture, it will, as it were, poison the tracts.









No. 6.





THE FORESTRY BUILDING. for he will see upon each a tablet The Forestry Building is in upon which is inscribed the comappearance the most unique of all

and scientific name,

the the Exposition structures. Its State or country from which the dimensions are 200 by 500 feet. trunk was contributed, and other To a remarkable degree its archi- pertinent information, such tecture is of the rustic order. On the approximate quantity of such all four sides of the building is a timber in the region whence it veranda, supporting the roof of

Surmounting the cornice which is a colonade consisting of the veranda and extending all of a series of columns composed of around the building are numerous three tree-trunks, each 25 feet in flagstaffs bearing the colors, coats length, one of them from 16 to 20 of arms, etc., of the nations and inches in diameter and the others States represented in the exhibits smaller. All of these trunks are left inside. in their natural state, with bark undisturbed. They are contributed by the different States and Territo- THE HORTICULTURAL BUILDING. ries of the Union and by foreign IMMEDIATELY south of the encountries, each furnishing speci- trance to Jackson Park from the mens of its most characteristic | Midway Plaisance

Plaisance and facing trees. The sides of the building east on the lagoon, is the Hortiare constructed of slabs with the cultural Building. In front is a bark removed. The window flower terrace for outside exhibits, frames are treated in the same including tanks for Nymphæa and rustic manner as is the rest of the Victoria Regia. The front the building. The main entrances of the terrace, with its low paraare elaborately finished pet between large vases, borders different kinds of wood, the ma- the water, and at its center forms terial and workmanship being a boat landing. contributed by several prominent The building is 1000 feet long, lumber associations. The roof is with an extreme width of 250 feet. thatched with tan and other The plan is a central pavilion barks. The visitor can make no with two end pavilions, each conmistake as to the kinds of tree- nected with the central one by trunks which form the colonade,

front and rear curtains, forming


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two interior courts, each 88 by and flowers. The center of the 270 feet. These courts are beauti- pavilion is roofed by a crystal fully decorated in color and dome 187 feet in diameter and planted with ornamental shrubs 113 feet high, under which are



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leries of the end pavilions are designed for cafes, the situation and the surroundings being particularly adapted to recreation and refreshment. These cafes surrounded by an arcade on three sides from which charming views of the grounds can be obtained.

In this building are exbibited all the varieties of flowers, plants, vines, seeds, horticuitural implements, etc. Those exhibits requiring sunshine and light are shown in the rear curtains, where the roof is entirely of glass and not too far removed from the plants. The front curtains and space under the galleries are designed for exhibits that require only the ordinary amount of light. Provision is made to heat such parts as require it.

The exterior of the building is in "staff,” tinted in a soft, warm buff, color being reserved for the interior and the courts.

The cost of this building was about

$300,000. W. L. B. Jenny, of Chicago, is the architect.

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THE DAIRY BUILDING The Dairy Building, by. reason of the exceptionally novel and interesting exhibits it will contain, is quite sure to be regarded with great favor by World's Fair visitors in general, while by agriculturists it will be considered one of the most useful and attractive features of the whole Exposition. It was designed to contain not only a complete exhibit of

exhibited the tallest palms, bamboos, and tree ferns that can be procured. There are galleries in each of the pavilions. The gal

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