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C. W. MORSE FORCED
OUT OF ALL BANKS.
TLEDGE TO CLEARING
Bank Examiners at Work in Two
Morse Concerns — Aid for
Charles W. Morse, it was learned late last
night, has resigned from every bank and trust
company In this city with which he has been
connected aa either a director or an officer. This
Hst includes the Fourteenth Street Bank, the
Mercantile National Bank, the New York Prod
uce Bank and the Van Norden Trust Company,
in el! of which he is a director, and the Garfield
National Bank, the National Bank of North
America and the New Amsterdam National
Bank, in each of which he is vice-president, as
well as a director. The decision of Mr. Morse to
sever his connection with all of these institu
tions was announced after a conference which
•as held last night between him and tho Clear-
Ing House committee, la the course of which he
promised the committee that he would take that
The national bank examiners. it was also
ascertained at a late hour, are at work upon an
Investigation of the condition of the National
Bank of North America and the New Amsterdam
National Bank, which are among the most im
portant of the so-called "Morse banks." The re
serves of. these two banks were shown yesterday
In the weekly bank statement to be considerably
under the required 25 per cent of deposits.
The elimination of Mr. Morse as a factor In
the banking field In this city is not unexpected,
as conservative bankers have long been free
In the expression of their objections to his meth
ods and their opinion that tho extension of his
influence to include several banks and trust
companies constituted a distinct menace to the
general banking position in this city.
With the elimination of Mr. Morse and Mr.
Heinze, which without much doubt will be
speedily followed by the enforced retirement
from directorates and official places In banks of
certain other financiers whose interests have
b*»en interwoven with those of the two men
named, the present crisis may be averted.
One of the most prominent bankers in the city
said yesterday: "Sanitary measures are in prog
ress," and the remark summarized the convic
tion of Clearing House bankers that men whoso
control of financial institutions had long been
an unsettling influence in the local banking
field must be forced out before conditions could
be expected to improve.
An officer of the Van Norden Trust Com
pany, from which Mr. Morse had resigned before
his meeting with the Clearing House committee,
"Aside from any reasons which he may have
on account of his reputed connection with recent
troubles, I am extremely sorry to lose Mr.
Morse from our board. Mr. Morse's interest in
our company was small, but his cordial loyalty
to the Institution and his cheerful co-operation
In Its affairs were always gratifying."
Warner M. Van Norden Is president of both
the Van Norden Trust Company and the 10th
Ward Banf .
There were. reports yesterday that the declina
tion of Mr. Rldgely of the offered presidency of
the Mercantile National was due to the with
drawal by the Clearing House bankers of their
approval of him as an acceptable «nan for the
office, as they had learned that he was a close
friend of Mr. Morse, and that this withdrawal
of support also reflected the opinion that Mr.
Rldgely, as Controller of the Currency, should
have required from his subordinates a more
careful scrutiny of the Mercantile, which might
have prevented the present complications. A
personal friend of Controller Rldgely denied em
phatically last night that there was any warm
friendship between Mr. Rldgely and Mr. Morse.
As to the second point Just referred to. he said:
"The fact that, although the Mercantlle's de
posits have declined from $19,000,000 last Janu
ary to less than 110,000,000 to-day, the bank la
etili solvent, shows that there has been no neg
ligence on the part of the Controller."
William Skinner, whose membership In the
board of the Mercantile National Bank, like
that of Mr. Milliken, extends over a period of
many years. Is a director of the New York, New
Haven & Hartford Railroad Company and sev
eral of its subsidiary corporations, and this fact,
probably was the basis for a rumor yesterday
afternoon that New Haven Railroad Interests
Wight obtain control of the Mercantile National.
In which Charles W. Morse, who, through Ms
control of the Consolidated Steamship Company,
Is a formidable adversary of the New Haven,
ha« for years been an influential factor.
The Clearing House banks again yesterday
f ontinurd tin Hflh pi»c r
DEWEY'S CLARETS AND OLD BURGUNDY.
xi T ? k * m with "■'■ •*!'•■'!. enrtefaea the blood.
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I^,^ NEW-YORK. SUNDAY. OCTOBER 20. 1907.— FIVE PARTS^-SIXTY PAGES.
UNVEILING THE STATUE OF GENERAL FRANZ SIGEL.
PARADE PASSTNTr THB GKAXDSTAXD.
FINGERS SAVED LIVES.
Naval Lieutenant Sacrificed Two to
The maiming of two fingers of his right hand
seemed a trifling thing yesterday to Lieutenant
William Plgott Cronan. of the battleship Con
necticut, so unimportant that he positively re
fused to discuss It, though others on the vessel
say It represents an exchange for half a dozen
or more lives. Behind— or beneath— the bandage
which the lieutenant Is wearing about the flag
ship of Admiral Evans's fleet, now resting in
the Brooklyn navy yard, lies a story of quick
action which the hundreds of the crew are not
averse to discussing.
The Incident happened during the recent tar
get practive off Cape Cod. The lieutenant, who
Is a native of Connecticut, was in command of
the cre-w handling the 8-lnch gun on the nft*»r
The gun had become heated from rapid suc
cessive firing. While the men were inserting
Into the breech the last of three bags contain
ing the charge Lieutenant r^S^i** «iuick eye de
tected some grains of powder resting right in
the course of the breech block.
Almost as quickly the lieutenant gave the or
der to stop the closing of the block, which might
have precipitated another such fearful accident
as that which occurred on the Georgia last July
The order came too late, however, as the block
had already been swung to close the breech.
Without a moment's hesitation Lieutenant
PJgSi* Jammed his right hand into the closing
aperture and succeeded in preventing the mash
ing of the powder, but had his hand so badly
mutilated that the first joint of the index and
of the middle finger had to be amputated.
KILLED BY AUTO IN TROY.
Tax Clerk in Controllers Office
Dies in Hospital.
[By Telegraph to Th«" Tribune. ]
Troy, N. V.. Oct. 19. — General James G.
Grlndlay, a tax clerk in the land tax bureau
of the State Controller's office at Albany, was
struck by an automobile here this afternoon
and fo badly Injured that he died this evening
at the Samaritan Hospital.
General Grlndlay was a veteran of the Civil War
with a record for bravery. He was colonel of the
346 th Regiment. New York Volunteers, and took
j.nrt in the bottles of Frederickaburg, Chancellors
ville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spottsylvanla,
North Anna and Cold Harbor. He was breveted
brigadier general. He had been In the State Con
troller's office since the close of the war.
WRECKS AUTO TO SAVE CHILDREN.
Girls Crossing Waterbury (Conn.) Street Be
came Confused — Driver Turns Machine.
I By T*l«-Krar>h to The TribUM. ]
Waterbury, Conn., Oct. 13. — Charles X Stauf
fer, of New Y"rk, wrecked his touring car hero
to-night to avoid running down two children,
Anna and Mamie Welton, the oldest "f whom Is
twelve years. In the automobile were Miss If.
D. Speyer, of Jersey <"iry; C. B Payson, of
Newark; R. F. Williams, of Staten Island; Miss
Marie E. Sharew, of Brockton, Mass ; If iaa
Cynthia M. Booth, of Lowell, Mass., and Miss
Annie T. Folwell, of Philadelphia, who had been
visiting either JV-rr.me K. Jerome or Mrs. K. K.
Ftallo, both of whom are at the Elton her.-. All
were shaken tip, but not seriously Injured.
The children were cropping the street, when
they became confused and stood bewildered in
the path of the auto. Mr. Stauffer turned the
machine Into tho side of the street, striking a
bowlder and crushing in the front part of the.
machine. A flying bit of Bterl fractured one
AUTO ACCIDENT VICTIM DIEB.
Newark. N. J.. Oct. 19. — Ephratm D. Duffor'i,
sixty years old, who was run down .-it Rmnd street
several days Hgo by an automobile driven by Harry
Westervelt, died in tbe City Hospital to-day. An
autopsy revealed that tbe victim had died from a
fractured skull. Westervelt was arrested en a
charge of manslaughter.
FATAL CHICAGO AUTO WRECK.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune
Chicago, Oct. 19.— Herbert W. All. a diamond
merchant, died in the Oak Park Hospital to-day
from Injuries received last night, when an automo
bile in which he and S. K. Pennlngtnn were riding
was overturned at Seventy-second avenue and Lake
street. River Forest. Allen was thrown to the
pavement and suffered a fractured skull and Inter
nal Injuries, while Pennlngton escaped with slight
INJURY TO E. M. SCTHERN.
[ By TPlfgraph to The Tribune )
Cleveland. Oct. Ifc— K. H. Bothera, who \m ap
peaarlng hor*» in repertory, including Bbaiiespear
lan revival?, suffered a painful accident on UM
ptage of the KuHid Avenue Opera House last even
lag. Falling beside the bier of Ophelia In the
graveyard scene ta "Hamlet," Botbent's i»-ft hand
waa pierced by ■ nail. Me slipped us he fell and
•n sgiy wound was Inflicted.
Precautions are being taken to prevent blood
ARMY BALLOON'S TRIP.
TRAVELLED 475 MILES.
Captain Chandler Wins Lahm Cup
hi/ Journey of 475 Miles.
Washington, Oct. ir>. — The army balloon which
started from Bt Louts on Thursday evening
landed at I:3ft o'clock yesterday afternoon about
three miles from Walton, in Roane County, W.
Y.i , according to a dispatch received by the
Sipnal Service to-day from Captain Charles
DeForest Chandler, United States Signal Corps,
who i.s with the balloon.
The distance travelled was about 47.". m!!en.
Thp distance the balloon bad to exceed to win
the Lahm cup was 4 1 " 1 .' miles.
Pt. Louis, c> I 19. Tl a r-'^arkaolo flight of
j C. McCoy and Captain • F Chan
dler In th -* Army Sign-il COT\ vi I<>,
which brok< tabllshed bj l. ■
ant Lahm in London last June, has set a si
ard for aeronauts who win pai In the
International balloon I .us on
When the news was received to-day that
McCoy and Chandler had landed safely after a
flight of over tweaty-ono hours. in which th«y
covered a distuiiO a];>roxlniiv.cil ct 475 rnIK-5,
there was a general feeling -f lief In aero
nautic circles. For a time It v.-as feared that
owing to lack of tidings from the balloonist i
they had met with some mishap, but tho record
they established has apparently bad no daunt
ing effect on the other aeronauts who will strive
for the James Gordon Bennett Cup on Mon
day, and several have announced that they ex
pect to exceed the distance traversed by McCoy
According to announcement of oftlrla-ls in the
aeronautic < ont< »t th< i? * may comp< te
for only one prize, the James Gordon Bennett
cup. now held by Lieutenant Frank P. Lahm.
The announcement that several aeronauts had
entered their names In the contest for tho i.,fihm
Cup, offered by the a- id club of America, with
the expectation of combining the two meat
: ti;. contest committee at a meeting to
day to adopt a resolution declaring that no '••■n
• in the Bennett Cup rue ;i; i. .v i < i at the
same tbn" enter for any other event.
There will be a separate race for the Lahm
Cup liming the week, and should any aeronaut
: the distance travelled by Balloon I<\ Me-
o.y and Chandler win lose the prize
No trial ascensions were made to-day, as all
the balloonists were engaged In preparations for
the contest of the coming week. To-night the
aeronauts were guests at a dinner given by tho
,ub of Bt. Louis.
Washington, Oct. 19. — Officers <>t tho sig
nal corps of the army were disappointed
to-nlgiit in not receiving from captain Chand
ler some details of the balloon trip. An ex
amination of the. map of West Virginia, bow
ever, makes it clenr why then* was so much
delay In receiving the report, of the landing nt
w.ilton. Roane County. This county is ex
tremely mountainous, and has no railroads
traversing i. One coal road penetrates a few
niilep from the south and one touches the south
ern boundary. Br.th are inaccessible from Wal
ton, which has neither telegraph nor telephone
linos. It is supposed that Captain Chandler sent
his brief dispatch across country to the nearest
telephone and bad it filed at Charleston. He
will have, great difficulty In packing his balloon
;iinl reaching the nearest railroad point In order
to let urn to St. Louis.
SENTENCED TO TALK TO HIS WIFE.
cHv Telfirra-rh to Th« Tribune )
Chicago, Oct. I'J.— Arlolph Feldor. who wns sen
tenced yesterday to talk for thirty minutes • every
day t" bis wife, defies the ooort This merntag ha
up, cooked his own breakfast and left the bouse
without saying a word.
FeUier's wife does not want a divorce. She only
wants her husband to talk to her. Folder refuses,
ami now It IS "up to tho Judge" to make him talk
or semi him to jail.
GRAVES FOR HEARST'S "AMERICAN"?
Atlanta, «la., Oct. 19. — It was announced hero
to-day that John Temple Graves, editor of "The
Atlanta Georgian and News," has accepted the
chief editorship of "The New York American."
It is understood that Colonel Graves win as
sume his new position about November 15.
At the "American" ot&ce no confirmation could
be had of this statement.
MANY THEFTS AT GIRLS' SEMINARY.
Norton. Mass., Oct. 19.— 1t became known to-night
that there have been numerous recent thefts from
the rooms of young women students at Wheaton
Seminary, and Dr. Cole, principal of the school, is
•making an Investigation. It Is stated that some of
the articles have been returned to the rooms from
which they were taken, but many are Still missing.
There Is no definite clew yet to the thief.
LAD KILLED IN FOOTBALL GAME. '
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.] ♦
i.;ui' .- iil<\ Ohio, Oct. 19.— Albert Flowers, aged
sixteen years, left guard of the local high school
cloven, was almost Instantly killed in a serimmange
during the second naif 01 a game to-day with the
freshman team of Denlson University.
MR. TAFT'S PREDICTION.
HINT ABOUT HIS FUTURE.
Expects to Revisit Manila in Ttco
Years as Private Citizen.
Manila. Oct. 10.— Secretary Taft. at a dinner
given in his honor In this city to-night, made a
mosi significant statement. He. was referring
to the fact that ho had already visited the
Philippine Islands three times, and in saying
that he. Intended to come here again he used
"I hope in another two years to visit Manila
again, but. then I probably will come aa a pri
The slcnlncanc*! of Mr. Taffs remark in rela
tJon to tho chances of his nomination for the
Presidency r.t-xt year did not seem to strike his
The dinner was given by W. Morgan Shuster.
a member of the Philippine Commission. Rep
resentatives of many classes and nationalities
wero present. The speakers Included S«ftor
( "smena, the newly elected Speaker of the As
sembiy, and Governor General Smith. General
Smith confessed In his remarks that he was one
of those who had doubted the wisdom of the
policy introduced by Secretary Taft eight years
ago, but he now realized that this had been the
only method to bring the two peoples, so lately
at war with each other, to a common ground.
He said that If one was to judge the future by
tho paiit. the success of Mr. Taft's policy would
be unbounded, and that he was thankful for the
circumstances which had made It possible for
the Secretary to share In the insular legislation.
It was feared three months ago, the general
went on, that the National Assembly would be
radical, but It had proved its conservatism and
had settled down to business on conservative
MIST WIN THE BENEFITS DESIRED.
Secretary Taft opened his address by saying
that the future prosperity of the Philippine
Islands depended primarily on the Filipinos
themselves. They must make progress as a
nation, he said, before they could obtain the
benefits realised by other nations, and it was
the duty of business men and others contem
plating Investment In tho Philippines to help
this natives to better their condition. The Sec
retary said that It was with the most Intense
satisfaction that he came to the Islands to-day
and found them quieter than ever before In their
history. He was glad the Assembly had been
established, and hoped It would take over some
of the responsibility of government lift said
to capitalists and others looking for franchises
and concessions that another power had arisen
In the land, and that hereafter they must come
to the Assembly with their requests. He said
he had no doubt the Assembly would, carefully
consider all questions affecting the welfare of
the islands, that It would not only look out for
the interests of the people, but would welcome
With liberality the investment of foreign capital.
fo absolutely necessary to the development of
AMERICAN GOVERNMENTS AID.
The. e>lstence of the Assembly would strengthen
the hand of the government, and the govern
ment was anxious and ready to help the busi
ness prosperity of the islands, m which the peo
ple themselves were Quite as much interested as
the merchants. This was the beginning of a
period of prosperity, the speaker said, and he
trusted that under It everybody would be happy
and contented. It had been charged In the past
that the government had not proper sympathy
with the American merchants In the islands, but
this was not true. Thero could be no prosperity
In the Philippines for anybody unless there was
prosperity for the Filipino people, and when
prosperity came it would be dtvided among every
man who had had the courage to invest his cap
ital and go to work with energy.
Mr. Taft said he was not ashamed of anything
in the islands, and he urged the Americans here
to make every effort to bring tho Filipino p«-.>-
I<W to a realization of their wonderful opportu
nities. He had been to the Philippines three
times already, and he hoped In another two
years to visit the islands again, but then he
probably would come as a private citizen. Mr.
Taft's speech at its close was greeted with
>ht.-rs, the Filipinos sharing in the applause.
This afternoon Secretary Taft laid the cor
nerstone of the first permanent schoolhouse
built in Manila under the American regime. He
made a short congratulatory address to the
pupils of the school.
ME. TAFT'S HORSES RUN AWAY.
Manila, Oct. — While returning from Fort
William McKinley last night the horses attached
to the carriage in which were Secretary Taft
and Governor General Smith ran away. A de
tective who was on the box took the reins from
the hands of the driver, but he was not able to
check the horses. He succeeded, however, In
guiding them into a ditch and thus stopping the
carriage. Neither occupants nor horses were
JAPANESE USED CAMERAS
Took Pictures of Guns on Parade. —
Several Japanese came in for much criticism
yesterday when they attempted to take photo
graphs of New York's field artillery at various
points along the line of march of the parade in
honor of General Slgel. Although none of the
Japanese was Injured. It was the presence of the
policemen that prevented ooe from being rough
ly handled when he tried to snapshot a gun at
HMth street and Riverside Drive.
Several officers of the national guard ob
served that cameras operated by Japanese were
being trained on the field batteries exclusively.
All of the batteriea In the New York National
Guard have recently been armed with the new
model 3-lnch gun. manufactured by the govern
ment. The Japanese to^k views of the guns
from different angles, and the man at 104 th
street, who escaped rough treatment by leaving
the neighborhood quickly, tried to take two
views of the same gun.
TWO SHOT FOR DEER.
Father and Son Fatally Wounded in
St. Lawrence County*
Casrtoa, N V.. Oct. 19.— Martin and Edwin
Clohossy, father and son, of Colton, were acci
dentally shot last evening in a hunting fle'.d In
the southern part of St. Lawrence County, eight
miles from the village of South Colf>n. while
deer hunting. Both died to-day. Martin was re
turning to his home at South Colt.>n. when he
met his son Edwin in one of the runways. Th-y
stood face to face talking, and were seen, by
James Crowley, another hunter, who mistook
them for deer. He ehot nna\ tho bullet passing
through the right arm of one of the men, and
thf left arm Of the other. He then phot again,
the bullet passing through the abdomens of the
two men. C owner Miller, of South Cotton Is
holding an inquest.
BLACKMAIL, SAYS ACTOR.
Raymond Hitchcock Has Tzco Men
Who Demanded Money Arrested.
Raymond Hitchcock, the comedian, now
with the "Yankee Tourist" at the Astor Theatre,
caused the arrest last night of Hugo C. Voscks
and Frank O. Tornberg on a charge of black
In response to a request the two men appeared
at the Aator Theatre and Voecks went up to tho
actor's dressing room, while Thornb»-rg waited in
a doorway near Fifth avenue and 4»ith street.
Detectives Brown, Hughes and Hjiuun. of the
Central office, were hidden in a closet off the
dressing room, and as soon as the money de
manded had been handed over, they &.y they
jumped out and arrested Voecks. who told
where Thornberg could be found, and a few
moments later the latter was captured. Both
were locked up at Police Headquarters.
According to Herman From me, of No. L'S7
Broadway, who Is acting as Mr. Hitchcock's
counsel, the trouble started with some threat
ening letters which were received by Maurice
Kirby. the advertising agent for the Henry W.
Savage Company, which is producing "The
After several such letters had been received
Mr. From me said Kirby met one of tho men
who had b.en writing the letters by appoint
ment on Friday morning. Tho man. who re
fused at that time to give his name, later
proved to be Voecks, who lives at No. 366 Third
avenue and who Is a bartender.
He demanded, it is alleged, that unless Mr.
Kiriiy parted with $1,000 he would have pub
li.shed defamatory statements concerning Mr.
Three diamond rings were given to him. it
is said, by Mr Hitchcock, and ho agreed to
call yesterday for the remainder of his demand.
The detectives were secreted in view el the
room, one thousand dollars was given Vnecks.
it Is .said. Mr. Hitchcock also gave him a prom
issory note for $1.000. While he was folding
that paper up the detectives Jumped out of
th*-ir hiding place and arrested him.
Torttberg, who lives at No. 2V2 East aiTd
street, said that he was a clerk in the Hank of
the Metropolis and received $1O a week. He
refused to give any explanation of his i>art in
MRS. CHADWICK LEFT $300,000?
Passbook Found Shows Deposits Not Checked
Against in Pittsburg Bank.
Cleveland. Oct. 19.— A passbook showing deposits
of ov r $3i»m>oo in favor of the late Mrs. Cassis
Chad wick in a Pittsburg bank came into possession
of Nathan Ljoesser. the referee in bankruptcy, to
day. The deposits were made on June 10. 1902. anil
the reft I— says there is nothing to indicate that
UM a.'i>unt was checked against at all.
The deposits wets inaile about the time of Mrs.
Chadwiofc's dealing* with the late James W. Friend,
of Pitts burir
tOopyrtcht. 1907, by The Trtbun* JU»ocl*tloa.J
Making an address la German.
fMOR TO GEX SIGEL
SON UNFEILS STATXTE.
Governor Hughes Praises Germans—*
Great Military Display.
With simple but impressive exercises. tb»
feature of which was an address by Governor
Hushes, the bronze equestrian statue of General
Franz Slgel. a division commander of the Union
army In the Civil War, was unveiled at River
side Drive and 106 th street yesterday afternoon.
The unveiling was followed by a parade of 8.000
members of the regular army and navy and of
the National Guard and of nearly 5,000 mem
bers of the Grand Army of the Republic, the
Spanish War Veterans and various German so
It was an Ideal day. Only a stray cloud hero
and there accentuated the deep blue of the sky.
The sun was Just warm enough to make the us»»
of heavy wraps unnecessary. The stand for in
vited guests extended from 105 th to 107 th street,
seating about 5,000 persons. No one was al
lowed to drive between these streets, but on
either side of the roadway, from 72d street,
where the parade began, to 110 th street, where
It disbanded, were thousands of spectators.
GOVERNOR HUGHES WARMLY RECEIVED.
Governor Hughes was enthusiastically re
ceived when he spoke. "We cannot write a
chapter of American history without doing our
German citizens honor." said the Governor. Ht»
spoke particularly of the patriotism of the
German-Americans and their devotion to na
tional Ideals. His speech follows:
It is our privilege to assemble here in honor
of a brave soldier who rendered distinguished
service to his adopted country. In the dedica
tion of this monument we pay a ratting tribute
to his memory. But it is more than a memorial
to courage or to military skill: it is more than
a tribute to individual worth. It speaks not
simply of the service of the accomplished officer
whose name it bears, but is also eloquent of the
patriotic ardor which has characterized th«
sons of the fatherland he so worthily repre
sented, and of their important contribution to
our national life.
General Franz Slgel was born in Baden in
1824; he received his military education at
Carlsruha and served with distinction in the
revolution in IS4S>. Leaving th? land which ha
loved and for whose liberties he had fought, ha
came, an exile, to this country, and after a few
years settled m Missouri. We should entirely
miss the significance of this* occasion If we did
not emphasize the spirit which animated this
newcomer on American soil, He came defeated,
but not disheartened : he was torn away from
the fond associations of his youth, but he was
not cynical nor morose; he did not give himself
over to discontent, nor was his vitality sapped
by vacs regrets; he came true to the cause of
liberty, with generous heart, with vigor and zeal
to givf" the best he could bestow to the coun
try which henceforth by virtue of his man
hood's choice was to be not a mere asylum but
a home. And at the outbreak of the Civil War.
with no less zeal for his adopted land than he
had shown on his native soil, he offered his
services to the national cause, and in large
degree through his vigor and efficiency Missouri
was saved to the Union.
DISTINGUISHED MILITARY SERVICE. •
It is not my purpose to tell the story of his
career, which may more fittingly be narrated
by him who is about to address yon. His mili
tary service was extensive and distinguished.
Ho took part in many important engagements,
and his courage, his military ability and the
value of his services to the Union cause not
only won distinction in the army but also have
made his fame secure. Gladly we> recognize his
service, and by this just tribute we memo
rialize the kindliness, the courage and the pa
triotism of a gallant commander.
It is gratifying that the passing of the years
has not lessened our appreciation of the herolo
service which preserved our national unity.
The generation which since the Civil War has
come upon the scene. studies the history of that
terrific conflict without bitterness, but with no
lack of reverence for those to whose self-deny
ing services we owe the blessing of our vigorous
national life The memory of the founders and
of the saviors of the Republic will never fade.
As time heals the wounds of strife, and as with
the extension of our activities all parts of our
land are more closely knit together, we rejoice.
In North and South alike, with a common pride
of country in the splendid qualities of manhood
which on both sides of that struggle were so
lavishly displayed. The beneficent influence *>f
the heroic and sacrificing spirit permeates the
nation and is not limited by sectional lines.
Fortunate, also. Is it that we are becoming
more and more free from racial and provincial
prejudices, and are able to make a truer esti
mate of the many sources from which we have,
derived our national strength and the virtues «»f
our citizenship. It is a pleasant thought. whlcTi
frequently has been expressed, that the an
cestors of most of those who settled the country
In Colonial days once lived in the German for
ests; and we witness here on ■ large scale, ant!
after centuries of varied experience, what is
virtually a reuniting .of the descendants of a
UNITY IN DEVOTION TO LIBERTY.
But, however pleasing this may be to the his*
torical imagination, our unity in fact is not
racial and does not depend upon blood relation
ship, whether near or remote. It is the unity of. .
a common national ideal; it is the unity of *
common conception of the dignity of manhood;
it is the unity of a common recognition of equal
civil rights; it is unity in devotion to liberty ex
pressed In institutions designed to give every
man a fair opportunity for the exercise of his
talents and to make the activities of each subor
dinate to the welfare of all. TO the maintenance
of this ideal and to the fulfilment of the pur
poses of our national organization each race has
made its contribution. And we are not truly
Americans if we do not greatly rejoice in the
fact that here is more than the work of any one
people, and more than the product cf any one
«xperienca: that to the making and to the. pros-
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