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?THE fAUaUS,TSATURPAy; EEBRUABYF13 1909.
; WELL GHQSEN
whole program was one that moved
the patriotic sentiments of all who
crowded the college chapel. The ban !
opened the' exercises by playing a med
ley of patriotic airs, including "Dixie."
After a hymn had been sung by the
(assembly, Rev Ira O. Nothstein of
,' n nil i r jj I After the invocation, Professor Peter
J.B. Oakleaf, in. Address at;; Augus-;johnson; nlayed caiiaert's inspiring
tana, Shows Why Song Should
LINCOLN f IS ' HIS THEME
"Triomphale" on the pipe organ, an4
the Wennerberg chorus followed with
"Star Spangled Banner" and "Onward,
Onward.? -So enthusiastic . was the
audience that the chorus was , com
pelled to respond to an encore, singing
"Old Kentucky Home." ; Mr. Oakleaf '3
address followed. -j -
, Friendship, Humanity and Sacrifice.
"If I were to sum up the essence if
Lincoln's life and character," Baid the
speaker, "I.would say. that his predom
inating trait was friendshio for human-
"I want to say this In favor of -those it and sacrifice for others. These
who were Instrumental in having the j were the motives that actuated his
college band play 'Dixie' tonight, that whple life. Lincoln always plucked a
It was right and "proper that it should thistle and planted a flower where he
be played on such an occasion as th3. thought it would grow. The more I
At the last public appearance of Ab-jread of his life, the more I am im-
raham Lincoln, just - after Richmond , pressed that this was his aim."
Friendship for Humanity and Sacrifice
. for Others Given as" Essence
: ' of. His Life.
had fallen and the people assembled
at the White house to cheer him, the
president appeared at the portico and
requested that 'Dixie' be played, 'for,
said he, 'Dixie I3 now ours, And
again, some one else has said that
Dixie is the 'diamond shirt-stud in the
bosom of Yankee, Doodle.' "
This was the introductory statement
made by J. B. Oakleaf in his address
on "Abraham Lincoln? at the Lincoln
centennial exercises held last night :it
Augustana college, Not only Mr. Oak
leafs speech was inspiring, but the
One Bottle of Pe-rn-na.
MR. F. L BOULLlOUN.
MR. Y. L. BOULLK lNT i;i8 state
St., little Rock, Ark., writes:
it' "I have been a sufferer with tho asth
ma for about four years, unci I tril
different kinds of medicines and could ,
" not 11ml any relief for it. ' ' '
"And because of these high motives
and these lofty ideals, Lincoln is today
being accorded -the greatest honors
ever received by an American. In
every school house, every college,
every university in the country' today
his praises are being sung and his
virtues extolled. Every nation on the
globe Is vying with the -other in doing
honor to the memory of his name."
The speaker than began a review of
Lincoln's life, interspersing the story
with many humorous anecdotes which
portrayed admirably the well known
humorous side of Lincoln's character.
In one of the anecdotes the speaker
told how Lincoln had been chosen
captain of a company of volunteers
which had been ' mustered to fight
Black Hawk. Lincoln knew nothing
of military-tactics and comma; ids, but
his native wit always came to his res
cue. Coming to a high fence one dav
through which passage conl i . be ob
tained only by means of a s aall hoK
Lincoln was at a loss as to what ord.ir
to give in order to have his company
crawl through. Finally he gave it up
and dismissed the whole company
with orders to assemble on' the other
side of the fence.
. - KIrt 'nuct Willi Slavery.
Lincoln's first contact with slavery.
said the . speaker, came about ouoe
when ho .made a trip to New Orleans
with a cargo of freight At that time
he witnessed a negro sale in New Or
leans and was so impressed by the
heart-rendering scenes ciacted that
he turned to his companions with the uc held.
words: Hy uol, if I ever get a chame
SUICIDES in SOUTH
crat, -proud of. his lineage; a Franklin,
of typical English yeoman stock; but
never, "until Lincoln, a true son of the
people. - ' . .;
"A. democracy breeds, as does every
Word iS Received Of Death Of Mrs. E. 'form of government and of social or
ganization, many an unlovely charac-
B. Lewis, Who Formerly
. Resided Here. V
MARRIED LIFE NOT HAPPY
ter, and, as In every other form of so
ciety, : they sometimes come t the
front and into the limelight. It is
unpleasant, but no cause for despair,
to find them there.
-"But when from the very undisting
uished herd of men in a democracy
we see, in time . of supreme peril, a
man step forth, unlearned sava as he
has taught himself, earnest, not bril
ant, true, not dashing, without as
sumption of superiority or symptom of
disdain for the humblest of his broth-
Word has been received here of the ers a plain, simple, honest, manly
death nf Mrs. E. B. Lewis, formerly 1 citizen looking at all men alike with
Miss Hazelle Morrow of this city: It,? f Ttw m?J"
. . , . , . .... . i-iJrt' est self-reliance and aee that maa
.u- , r.s- xt0, become the leader of the people, to
:lVrri,::::::i7::.Sre&t heights of sacrifice, endeavor,
11100. iUlD A-C w o icotucu a j
jealousy Aroused by! Husband's Teas
ing Relatives in this City do Not
Learn Details of Tragedy.
about a year ago, and . her mother,
Mrs. H. E. Morrow, is still a resident
here, Jiving with a daughter at 920
Fourteenth-and-a-half street. The fam
ily here state that-they have received
no definite Information In regard to
the manner of Mrs. Lewis death.
. Due to Jealousy.
and accomplishment and through it
all remain the unpretending, plain, un
resuming citizen still, allied to tho
masses intimately and warmly,-rich In
saving common sense, rugged honesty
and patient perseverance drawing
gradually' the hearts of all the plain
people to him with sympathetic feci
ing, because he is of them, because
Eress dispatches tell the story as. he understands them, because he ap
follows: I predates and esteems them, anl al-
Mr. Lewis, who is a drummer fori ways remains within sight and touch
the Fairbanks company of Chicago,' of them, then we know that demo-
and his wife had a little mlsunder- cracy nas triumphed; mat a govern
standing Thursday evening, in which ment f the people, for the people, a.td
the element of jealousy entered, as!bv tne people need never perish from
Mr. Lewis claims he spoke to his wife
of a number of pretty blondes he knew.
Such a man was Lincoln ; such the '
- Endowment and
Perpetual Annuity .
YOUR FAMILY PROVIDED FOR "
YOUR OLD AGE MADE SECURE
Build a Fortune for Yourself In
stead of Merely Hoarding a Few
Dollars for a Rainy Day.
The Man who is Satisfied with 4 per
cent on His Savings is a Slow
. Walker on the Financial Road
his wife yesterday morning, Mr. Lewis
did not return again until about 4
o'clock in the afternoon, and then
when he entered his room through a
institution. I will hit, It
5 to hit that
hard!" ". ..
The speaker traced all the events
in Lincoln's life, telling of his sad love
'affair with Anne Rutledge, his election
to the state . legislature aud suhs-
'1 tried your medicines, bought a !ot- ' quently to ec-nsress, and finally-of the
tie of I'eruna, and after taking about , great fame, and national reputation
half of it! must eay that I have not had i which ho won through Uv
the aslhmasinco. Before I took the nud.-'i v. ith Stephen Douglas. Then
Jeine I did not knowwhat It was to go swiftly the great events in
to bed without having the asthma." i his nomination for president of the
Systemic Catarrh. V United States by the newly organized
Mr. Samuel Burden, 701 Springilold .republican party and his election the
in order to tease her. After leaving! crisis he met; such the way he met it.
ne inuiuyuea ana wnn nnu, in me
greatest test of modern civilization,
triumphed the democratic spirit and
window on account of the door bein?' ... . . . . ' .
. . . r . ,. alike In the great cities and. in the
locked, he found his wife lying on the, , , , ,
...'..., J a t lonely hamlets of America, from Sandy :
bed, dead. Physicians were summon- , , , .,
ed a . once, but It waa too late. It was headwater8 of th Mississlpin to the
found that Mrs. Lewis had swallowed everglde8 of Florld alike in tho
an ounce or carboljc acid. Mr. Lewis BecUoaa of tne countr tnat 8upporled
stated hat while his 'married. life of Abraham Lincoln in his great task,
some 14 ninths' duration was not the and in those which .with malice to
happiest possible, he had no reason to ton wlth cnarity for all bul wUh
think that his wife was despondent lirmneS8 In the right as God gave him
nor had been contemplating suicide. ,to iee the right; he was obliged to
KuUvf of imn. 'confront in arms the plain people of
Mrs. Lewis was born anr reared in our great democracy are celebrating
Ida Grove, Iowa, and was about 23 in varied ways, but all in the same
years old. She had lived iu this city spirit, the centennial anniversary of
only a year when she was united in his birth. For if is in no mere spirit
marriage with Mr. Iewis and moved of hero worship that it is done,' in no
away. The remains, wHl ' be ' takep. idolatry to be 'A Savior of Society.'
from Natchez to her old home in Ida It is In no such frarne of mind that
Grove,, where the funeral services will arches and statues have been reared,
that schools and colleges and churches
have gathered they members to lis
ten to , tHe story 6f his life, that arm
ies and, navies; are parading in his
honor. ' . . . - ',
Memory Ilonorrtl Evf rj-whwf . ; '
'This'; universal"-, memorial has a
It, is .the tribute of
to the'nation a man whom the riM;ti
honored, and the" nation, to shovfs . its
gratitude, took charge of the -remains
of our beloved president and conveyed
them, with tender, hands back- to. Jiis
adopted state, .and in' ..the. . city. "jf higher, source.
Springfield, whicli he had left five 'aCcctionVand ' reverence to the mem-
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v devhataJ-c''5.FTJ'& e 'i'.'W ?ulTP-ory and.
followed ,Hia s"nnc 18 visucd Dy rnonsanas w?o son Dro
hi lifo 1 stand near-histemains-with -nncoverea an(i
Ave., Summit, N. J., wri tes :
; "In the fall of V.m I had repeated
' attacks of told, which developed into
''vstemic catarrh. I
same year as chief executive. '
N'ot long after he reached Washing
ton to take up the reins of government
the war clouds began to gather in the
"It left me very weak and all run j southern horizon. Around him he gath
down. When I got up in the morning j ere l tbe strongest men in the countrv
it would take about an hour to get my roany of them h53 0wn -rivals for
head and throat clear.
"It also left me with a very weak,
all-gone, empty feeling in my stomach,
which I thought
was dyspepsia, for
which I tried dif
Weak and All
With yery little improvement.
"I finally decided to give Peruna a
- trial. I felt benefited with the first dose.
: After taking three bottles I was en
, tirely cured. I cannot speak in too
high terms of your wonderful discov
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fame of ope who, in: his per- irri,al)le and quick-tempered rival had
veil VtkaJA Inherent ,vBtrenVh rrio,in ' PssJfclc personal encounter,
oniinrin Wf.rfn r . fru .imn. Lincoln dfeprecated such a quarrel m
heads, feeling' that' theyr are In this iii(u. settlmz nothing, but added. There is
presence of the dust of the greatest Iaijh for its triumphant, future march another reason why I must decline a
of all Americans. . . ... .. , ; j "Of -the ' principal thought that 1 Sht.- Judge Douglas does not want It
. "And today fts .we. are celebration would put In words to ypu tonight, i: himself. Away fjom the platform we
the 100th anniversary of the birth of fcave finished the exmession but al- are. the best of friends, and he would
Abraham Lincoln, let us reckon up the though It seems superfluous in theino noretthlnk of fighting me than of
price of hi success, let us 'emulate rich fiol at th'lqTtmm ire 'th '-niihil- ' fighting his wife! The judge must
his example of honesty, integrity . an l nress and on th lecture nlatform and I have said what he did to excite yo jrj
aevouon. 11 you ionow tne precepts jn memoir and biography of remin-1 entnusiasm against me; as ne suc-
L i-nv""1. "u. mrc I"", pui.juui ici- iscences and anecdotes and character--;cucu iuiacuiui; wm, it-i uo -mi i.
the presidency. The war came and
found the new president equal to the
task in spite of the fact that internal
dissensions were greater elements of
difficulty to Lincoln than the enemy
itself. " ' -
I,ennn From Lincoln' I-lfe.
"Illinois had furnished a man who
stood at the head of the nation and
Lincoln turned Xo Illinois for help
when he called to his aid for the high
est post of honor in the army, U. 3.
Grant. Grant had no sooner taken
charge of the army than he brought
order out of chaos. Illluois had given
low men above self,' and country above izations of Lincoln I can not forbear
au.tnen wnen the question Is asked to Illustrate as briefly as I may, the
'What iS the price Of your SUCCeSS?' ' slmnllritv and demon-nov of thia 'nn-
pnee of your
the answer will be found on the pagss
of your life 'Friendship and humanity
and sacrifice for others. "
At the conclusion of Mr. "Dakleaf's
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simplicity and democracy of this un
pretentious citizen. 'I know not,' de
clared a son of Massachusetts, whose
name and fame I cherish, 'what record
of gin or folly may meet me in the
speech the Wennerberg chorus sang ' other world ; but this I do know that
"SnlrHors fhnnia" ' K finnnnd on1 ! i. j if
i uever was mean enougu 10 aespise
Soldiers' Chorus" by Gounod, and
were again encored. The exerciess
closed with the singing of "America"
by the assembly, accompanied by the
collece band. ' , ' : - "
SHOWS LINCOLN AS A PLAIN
MAN OF THEPLAIN PEOPLE
(Continued From Page Five.)
. and feet, s . - -
Say. scurrile jester,, is there room
la 1'rlde of Illinois.
"From the days that he was struck
down, his fame, his praise in the gates.
has never ebbed. It rises higher with
each succeeding year. Grand and lov
able the best of men we deem him.
a man because he. was poor, or because
he was ignorant, or because he was
black!'1 - -, i
' . Wan True Detnocrat. ,
"It would never have occurred to
Abraham Lincoln to say that, because
it would have never occurred to him
that he was tempted to such contempt.
Horace Greeley said of him: 'No wo
man nor child, white or black, bond
or. free, virtuous or vicious, reached
forth a hand to Abraham Lincoln and
detected in his countenance or man
ner any repugnance or shrinking from
the proffered contact, any assumption
of superior or betrayal of disdain!"
"This marks the true democrat the
Instinctive believer in the brother
hood of man! , '
" My friend.' said Lincoln, to one
who spoke of another as a common
His memory is enshrined in our
hearts, and we are handing It down to looking fellow, 'the Lord prefers com
our cnnuren wun pnue mat w ct mon looking people; that is why h
Illinois can claim in him a peculiar
kinship and comradship. i
." 'All the world can see his worth,'
declares a recent . writer, 'but only we
who know the taste of the climate the
smell of the prairie,-the tone of fresh
and democratic life, can quite appre
ciate his flavor.'
"But there is something more won
derful and more significant than the
triumph of the man -and statesman,
Abraham Lincoln, over an tha mani
fold difficulties of the- situation in
which he was placed. . His success was
not the. mere success of a citizen
called, to a position of stress and dan-
made so many of them.
"I like to think of Lincoln, return
ing after his short congressional term
contentedly and quietly to - his law
practice: to think of how modestly h3
foretold for himself a similar expe
ietice when his presidential term
would be over. I like to think of him
on the circuit at the country tavern
cn the. farms of his clients, looking
with keen ; Interest, as Judge,, Davis
says he always did, into the mechan
ism and merits of any new piece of
farm machinery he saw dismounting
from a buggy and wading waste deep
in mire to rescue a struggling animal
der in troublous times; it . was the I from . a swamp) exchanging good
success of democracy put to- its final humored -banter in the court . room
and eompletest test. It was the trial
of democracy in the fire of disaster.
if.'Nd greater task had ever fallen 10
the lot of statesman or warrior tnan
fell rato the hands of.their heir of pov
erty and insignificance, this child of
the forest and the prairie, this simpls,
rustic, modest gentleman, this plain
with the counsel and even the judge,
but serving always, with single heart
ed. -fidelity, the interests of his client
as , earnestly and thoroughly if tin
client was the poorest of farm labor
ers as though It were the richest cor
poration in . the country.
I Hie to think . of his simple man-
man of our plain people!-. We had ners and 4 'inaffected "carriage In . his
had great, leaders before a.Washing- great state-wide debates with Senato
ton, the scion of an English country i Douglas, of the unaffected patien-e
family; a Jefferson, a colonial aristo- and good humor which, when his mor
How the good humor and good
sense of this plain man of the plain
people shone out in that retort!
Tribute to nonRlan.
"Since I have mentioned here the
great Illinois antagonist of Lincoln
his friend as well as rival from the
days of the early '30's, when, as Doug
las expressed,, they were boys to
gether, struggling with poverty in a
strange land, to those of their contest
of the presidency in 1860 I would ;
turn aside for a moment, to lay , a
tribute on the grave of Lincoln's great
opponent, whose memory seems fading
year by year. This is not the place to
defend against his detractors, as I
would like to do, his character and
career. Through lack of the prophetic
statesmanlike instinct that - Lincoln
had still more through the failure .f
moral Insight Into the deeper relations
of society that Lincoln had although
earlier acquiring prestige, fame and
power Douglas failed of the high
place in contemporary appreciation
and love that his rival attained and
failed still more of posthumous, fame
and affection. But we may not forget
that it was Douglas who made the first
opportunities for Lincoln, and that
true to his convictions, he recognized
and conceded Lincoln's greatness.
:You have nominated a very able and
a very honest man,' he declared to re
publican senators in the senate cham
ber at Washington when the news,.f
Lincoln's nomination came there.
When amid the portents of the calami-
ties and dangers through which.-the
country was to pass In the great civil
war, Lincoln took the oath of office
and delivered his inaugural message,
it was Douglas who stood beside htm
on tho steps of the capital. . On, the
dark day when Fort Sumpter was fired
on, Douglea bade the president 'be f
good cheer, and came back to Illinois
to rouse, with his patriotic and fervil
eloquence, to Instant support of the
government myriads of devoted fol
lowers. That service to his country
was inestimable, and we can well af
ford, at- these memorial meetings
which attest the greatness of the ma-i
whose memory Is enshrined securely
in your hearts, to lay a wreath on thai
grave of his great competitor, now al
most forgotten in the glad acclaim of
hia rival's ereatness! Douglas. . the
tagonism or of malevolent or mistaken
after criticism to $he "contrary, was no
demagogue and no trimmer. He was a
courageous, patriotic American, ting
ling through every nerve with the
fervor of nationalism, with eager en
thusiasm a true son of the American
. Plata In All Thing.
' "To return to Lincoln. Better even
than in the situations I have described,
I like to think of him at the head of
the cabinet table reading for . a few
minutes a chapter' from some humor
ous book, before taking up with con-sclentjous-seriocsness
the great affairs
of state, and then in discussing, them,
'giving life to an abstraction, explod
ing an absurdity, clinching an argu
ment, and driving home an admoni
tion,' with anecdotes racy of the soil
from which he came. And still all the
while the earnest, simple, truthful, un
pretending plain man of the plain peo
"But best of all I like to think of
him in his most anxious moments at
Washington, resisting the urgent re
monstrances of powerful politicians
against his policy, but yielding at once
to the prayer of an old woman for the
pardon of her son'sentenced to be shot
not have boys unnecessarily killed. I
like to think of him, too, as he rode
sometimes around the camps near
Washington. In Maryland and Virgin
ia, an ungainly figure, but no mean
horseman after all, looking after the
we'fare and the ' Interests of the pri
vate soldiers, declaring that they were
the plain people who had-to do the
fighting, and deserved more attention
than dress parade commanders!
"I cannot hope by any poor eulogy
of mine to add to the aftVction and ad
miration which in all your Hearts to
night are welling up for this great hero
of democracy this plain man of the
plain people who in stress and dan
ger proved the truth of his own words
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
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