Excerpt from Speech of Hon. John S. Wise of Virginia, Delivered at the Annual Banquet of the Michigan Club at Detroit, Michigan, February 22d, 1887: Responsive to the Sentiment, George Washington, the Virginian Heat, light and electricity, the mysteries which puzzled scientists and filled the vulgar herd with superstitious awe inthe days of George W'ashington, have been grappled by the minds of our dav and generation, tamed in their wildness, harnessed to our daily and hourly use, and are the familiar playthings of our children.
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