National Geographic : 1889 Apr
124 National GeographicMagazine. ery, such as the world has never seen. Who can fail to be interested in the results of this conflict ? We know that Africa is capable of the very highest civilization, for it was the birth place of all civilization. To it we are indebted for the origin of all our arts and sciences, and it possesses to-day the most won derful works of man. Let us hope that Africa, whose morning was so bright, and whose night has been so dark, will yet live to see the light of another and higher civilization.