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Zigzag Journeys in the White City With Visits to the Neighboring Metropolis

Zigzag Journeys in the White City
With Visits to the Neighboring Metropolis
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Title: Zigzag Journeys in the White City With Visits to the Neighboring Metropolis
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The Zigzag Series.
BY
HEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH.
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  • ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN EUROPE.
  • ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN CLASSIC LANDS.
  • ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN THE ORIENT.
  • ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN THE OCCIDENT.
  • ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN NORTHERN LANDS.
  • ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN ACADIA.
  • ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN THE LEVANT.
  • ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN THE SUNNY SOUTH.
  • ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN INDIA.
  • ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN THE ANTIPODES.
  • ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN THE BRITISH ISLES.
  • ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN THE GREAT NORTHWEST.
  • ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN AUSTRALIA.
  • ZIGZAG JOURNEYS ON THE MISSISSIPPI.
  • ZIGZAG JOURNEYS ON THE MEDITERRANEAN.
  • ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN THE WHITE CITY.
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ESTES AND LAURIAT, Publishers,
BOSTON, MASS.
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WEST LAGOON, WOODED ISLAND, AND MANUFACTURES BUILDING.
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Zigzag Journeys
IN THE WHITE CITY.

WITH
Visits to the Neighboring Metropolis.
BY
HEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH.
FULLY ILLUSTRATED.
BOSTON:
ESTES AND LAURIAT,
PUBLISHERS.

vi Copyright, 1894,
By Estes and Lauriat.

All Rights Reserved.
University Press:
John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, U.S.A.

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PREFACE.
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T HE last Zigzag volume sought to explain the American consular service, and to relate wonder-tales told in consular offices. This volume seeks to illustrate the White City, and to show what might have been seen at the Fair that would be of service to patriotic American holidays, the Village Improvement Societies, and social life, and especially to commend the work of the Folk-Lore Societies, and to give the history of the White Bordered Flag.

I have made the Folk-Lore Congress a leading feature of the book for story-telling purposes, but give to the White Bordered Flag the place of the crowning glory of the Fair, as the new education of Peace now demands the attention of the people, and especially of societies and schools. The recent resolution of the British Parliament calling for a Peace Commission between America and England to settle international disputes, and the worthy response of the President in his last Message, would seem to be a promising and perhaps decisive advance towards the union of the Anglo-Saxon race in the cause of Peace. The history of the Peace movement in England and in America has now a new interest, and this, amid the usual mélange of stories which I have used in this series of books, I have sought to illustrate and explain.

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“What does the memory of the White City yield to our new patriotic national life?”

This question, so far as it concerns young peoples’ societies, we have sought to answer. The White City was the prophetic vision of the ages, and was itself prophetic of the new eras of fraternity and peace. Its memory is a delight, and to write of it is a pleasure. To the American people it will ever be revelation: “See that thou makest all things after the pattern that was showed to thee on the Mount.”

This is the sixteenth volume of this series of books. In other volumes we have travelled in fancy over the world of stories; in this we go to the White City by the Lake, and meet the story-telling world as it came to us.

I am indebted to Messrs. Harper and Bros. for permission to republish “The Last Song of the Robin,” which I wrote for the Thanksgiving number of the “Weekly,” 1893; and “The Old Smoke Chamber,” which appeared in the Christmas number, 1888; and to the “Youth’s Companion” for like courtesy. Several popular authors have given me helps, and they are duly acknowledged in their places. As in the former volume, Miss Florence Blanchard has afforded me assistance, and in this volume has rendered me much service in preparing the parts on the History of Peace.

The “Chink, Chink” story was first published in “St. Nicholas,” and the poem entitled “The White Bordered Flag” was read at the Fair Auxiliary by the author at the opening of the Congress of Representative Youth.


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CONTENTS.
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Chapter
Page
I.
The Marlowes at Home
13
II.
The Story of the Opening of the World’s Columbian Exposition
47
III.
The Folk-Lore Society’s Queer Stories
59
IV.
The Story of the Building of the White City
89
V.
Chicago and its Makers,—the City of the Twentieth Century
98
VI.
The Marlowes’ First Day at the Fair.—The most Useful Thing at the Fair
118
VII.
The Funniest Thing at the Fair
137
VIII.
The Grandest Scene of all
171
IX.
Folk-Lore Tales in the old Colonial Kitchen
184
X.
The Folk-Song Festival
218
XI.
What Mr. Marlowe found to take Home in the State Buildings
237
XII.
The Folk-Lore Meetings at the Art Palace
281
XIII.
Night in the Court of Honor
310

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ILLUSTRATIONS.
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Page
West Lagoon, Wooded Island, and Manufactures Building
Frontispiece.
Fine Arts Building
14
Agricultural Building
17
The Post Office
21
Manufactures Building and Electric Fountain
27
The Forestry Building
33
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