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San Francisco, With Nation, Honors Memory of "Father Abraham"
President Roosevelt Delivers
Principal Address atHis
' toric Spot
Political Parties, Sections and
Generations United at Cen*
tenary Occasion
Mortar Applied to Foundation
Stone of Simple But En*
during Memorial
task allotted him was to pour out
like water the life blood of the
young men, and to feel in" his every
fiber the sorrow of the women.
Disaster saddened but never dis
mayed him. As the red years of
war went by they found him ever
doing his> duty in the present, ever
facing the future with fearless
front, high of heart, and dauntless
of soul. Unbroken by hatred, un
shaken »y scorn, he worked and
suffered for the peopl-e. Triumph
was his at the last: and barely
had he tasted it before murder
found him, and the kindly, patient,
fearless eyes were closed forever.
As a people we are indeed beyond
measure fortunate in the characters
of the two greatest of our public
men. Washington and Lincoln.
Widely though they differed in -ex
ternals, the Virginia landed gen
tleman and the Kentucky back
woodsman, they were alike in esr
sentials. they were alike in the
great qualities which rendered
each able to render service to his
nation and to all mankind such as
no other man of his generation
could or did render.
Common Sense the Guide
Each had lofty ideals, but each
in striving to attain these lofty
Ideals was guided by the soundest
common sense. Kach possessed in
flexible courage in adversity, and a
eoul wholly unspoiled by prosper
ity. Each possessed all the gentler
viVtues commonly exhibited by
good men who lack rugged
strength of character. Each pos
sessed also all the strong qualities
commonly exhibited by those tow
ering masters of mankind who
have too often shown themselves
devoid of so much as the under-
Ptanding- of the words by which
we signify the qualities of duty,
of mercy, of devotion to the right,
of lofty disinterestedness in bat
tling for the good of others. There
have been other men as great and
other men as good: but in all the
listory of mankind there are no
Mher "two great men as good as
these, no other two good men aa
great. Widely though the prob
lems of today differ from the prob
* , lems set for solution to Washing
ton v,-lien he founded this nation,
to "Lincoln when he saved it and
;y*-i treed the slave, yet tlie qualities
they showed in meeting these
.' .problems are exactly the Fame as
those we should show in doing our
work today.
.Great Though Visionary
Lincoln saw into the future with
the prophetic imagination usually
vouchsafed only to the poet and the
seer, He had in him all the lift
toward greatness of the visionary,
without any of the' visionary's
fanaticism or egotism, without any
of the visionary's narrow jealousy
of the practical man and inability
to strive in practical fashion for
the realization of an ideal. . He
had the practical man's hard com
mon sense and willingness to adapt
means to ends; but there was in
him none of that morbid growth of
mind " and soul which blinds so
many practical men" to the higher
things of life. No more practical
man ever liv«*d than this homely
backwoods idealist; but he had
nothing in common with those
' practical men whose consciences
are warped until they fail to dis
tinguish between good and evil,
fail to understand that strength,
ability, shrewdness, whether in the
world of business or of politics,
only serve to make their possessor
a more noxious, a. more evil mem
ber of the community, if they are
not guided and controlled by a fine
and high moral sense, ,
We of this day must try to solve
many social and industrial prob
lems, requiring to an especial de
gree the combination of indomi
table resolution with cool headed
sanity. We can profit by the way
"• In which Lincoln used both these
traits as he strove for reform. We
can learn much of value from the
, r.lvery attacks, which following that
course brought upon his head, at
tacks alike by the extremists of
revolution and by the extremists of
reaction. He never wavered in de
votion to his principles, in his love
for the union, and in his. abhorrence
of slavery.. Timid and lukewarm
people were always denouncing him
because he was too extreme; but
as a matter of fact he never went
"to extremes, he worked 'sterr by
Btcp; and because of this the ex
tremists hated and denounced him
with a fervor which now seems to
us fantastic in its codification: of the
unreal and the impossible. At the
very time when one side was hold
ing him up as the apostle of soclat
revolution because he was against
slavery, the leading abolitionist de
nounced him as the "slave liotind of
Illinois." When he was the. second
time ' candidate for pre^d^nt, th*»
majority of his opponents "attacked
him bf cause of what \ they T termed
Ms extreme radicalism,,- while a
minority, threatened to bolt- his
nomination because he was not rad
ical enough. He had continually to
check those who wished to. gro 1 for
ward too fast, at the very time that
, he overrode the opposition', of those
who wished hot to go forward at
Picked Way Cautiously
The goal was never \u25a0djtri before
his vision*, but he picked' his way
vautiously, without either halt" or
hurry, as he strode toward it,
through such a morass of dif
ficulty that no man .of . less
courage would have attempted
it. while it would surely have
overwhelmed any man oT judgment
less ee'rene.
Yet perhaps the most wonderful
•thing' of all, and. from the stand
point of the America of today and
of the future., the most vitally, im
"pOrtant, wa«= the extraordinary way
in which Lincoln, could flght val
iantly ag-aiust" what he deemed
wrong and yet preserve .undimin
ished- his love ; and respect for the
brother from whom lie differed. In
tha hour of triumph.- that- would
have turned any weaker man's
head, in the. heat, of a struggle
which spurred many. a good man to
dreadful vindictiveness, he said
. truthfully that *so long as he had
been In his office "he had never will
ingly planted a 'thorn in any man's
bosom, and besought his supporters
.to study the, incidents' of the trial
through which they .were passing
as philosophy from\whieii to learn
wisdom "and not as wrongs to be
avenged; ending with the solemn
. exhortation that; as the strife' was
over, all- should reunite in a cora
Merhorial building on Lincoln farm, where exercises were held yesterday. Roosevelt laid the " corner
stone and Taft will dedicate it a year hence. It will house the cabin in which Lincoln was born. Photograph
reproduced from Collier's Weekly. \u25a0;. . \u25a0 • ; ;
mon effort to save their common
country. ;f},Kf.
Days Great and Terrible
He lived in days that were great
and terrible, when brother fought
against brother for what each sin
cerely deemed to be the right. In
a contest so. grim the strong ni^n
who alone can carry it through are
rarely able to do justice to the deep
convictions of those with whom
they grapple in-, mortal .strife. At
such times men see through a glass
darkly; to only the rarest and
loftiest spirits is vouchsafed that
clear vision which gradually comes
t6 all. even Mo the lesser, as the
struggle fades into distance and
wounds are- forgotten, and peace
creeps back to the hearts that were
hurt. But to Lincoln was given
this supreme vision. He did not
hate the man from whom he dif
fered. Weakness was as foreign
as wickedne.ss* to his strong, gentle
nature; but his courage was of a
quality so high that it needed no
bolstering of dark passion. He saw
clearly that the same high quali
ties, the same courage and willing
ness ;ft>r self-sacrifice and devotion
to the right as it was given Jhem
to see the right belonged both to*
the men of the north and to the
men of the south.
The years roll by and as all of
us, wherever, we dwell, grow to
- feel an equal pride in the valor and
self-devotion alike of the men who
wore the blue and men who wore
the gray, so this whole nation will
grow to feel a peculiar sense of
pride in the man whose blood was
shed for the union of his people and
for the freedom of . a race; the
lover of his country and of all
mankind; the mightiest of the
mighty men who mastered the
mighty days, Abraham Lincoln.
Applies First Mortar
The president applied the first trowel
full of mortar that will hold the corner
stone inits place.
Under the stone was laid a metallc
box containing copies of the constitu
tion of the United States and important
historic documents, some of which were
placed in it by the president and others
by other members of the party.
The president boarded his train for
Louisville at 3:45 p. m., expecting to
arrive at Washington about 2 p. m. to
PEORIA, 111., Feb. 12. — Declaring
that his country entertained the most
friendly and grateful sentiments to
ward the United States and that such
a thing as war between this country
and Japan was an impossibility. Baron
TaTtahlra. Japanese ambassador to the
United States, j delivered the principal
address tonight at the.Creve, Coeur
club's banquet in honor of the centen
nial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.
Charles Magoon, former provisional
governor of Cuba; Curtis Guild' Jr.,
governor of Massachusetts, and Prof.
John Clark Freeman were the other
speakers. z'Zi-'Z
Ambassador Takahira was enthusias
tically received. In his address he gave
a brilliant eulogy of the life of the
great emancipator from a foreign point
of view, concluding with a tribute to
the golden rule of diplomacy as exem
plified by Lincoln and Hay. In this
category of statesmen he placed Theo
dore Ropsevelt, owing to the president's
efforts to stave off antl- Japanese legis
lation on the Pacific coast. -.
Baron Takahira's speech in part fol
lows: * . v
. I. feel highly gratified to be able
to avail myself of your courteous
invltatfon to attend, your banquet
this evening. »which is given in
commemoration! of -the one hun
dredth anniversary of the birth of
your great- martyred president,
Abraham Lincoln.
Mr. Lincoln has Jef t in his life a
•great example of a public man, not
only of his own, but of all-coun
tries. It is no. wonder*- that his
fame is world wide and adorns the
universal history r of the modern
. age -as one of the greatest men
that ever Jived.
Another feature of his life, which
appears particularly interesting
and instructive ' to, me as a diplo
mat, was his method of conducting
foreign affairs, of this country.
\u25a0 Those wlio. learned to admire his
method of diplomatic transactions
" called it "Lincoln's diplomacy l '— the
diplomacy that -upheld - the - dignity -
. and Interest of the- United States
when she still remained; in a less
important position and under very
adverse . circumstances. Mr. John
Hay. who was once. President Lin
,*. coin's private . secretary, .said, In
.*. • speaking of American diplomacy.
Only' One ; M Brbmo Quinine"
"Tout is Lax stive Bromo Quinine. Look for the
signature of E. , W. Grore. Used the world over
to Cure a Cold In One Day. 23c.- • .
"The. briefest expression" of our
rule of conduct is perhaps the Mon
roe doctrine and the golden rule."
The history of the diplomatic re
lations between the United States
and Japan and other far eastern
countries is replete with every de
scription of the friendly acts taken
by tllis' country that might be con
sidered as an application of .the
golden rule, and there is every
reason to believe that such appli
cation of the golden rule in your
diplomacy with those countries is
being retributed by the adoption of
the same in their diplomacy toward
Now let me make a few remarks
here about our relations In order
to show you how the golden rule
has been observed between the two
countries, and also why It must bo
I have necessarily to 'begin with
the remarkable success of Commo
dore Perry's mission, which was
senti-to Japan some half a century
ago iff order to'open and introduce"
Into the community of nations the'
country. which was:; then, only terra
incognito,' . .-' '". ; ' .-/: - V I
speaking of the great debt
or gratitude . Japan owes to the
united States for her, friendly in
troduction into the Internatidnal
, community, it is a noteworthy fact
that the American government ha 3
been particularly careful in the
selection of its representatives in
Japan in order to accomplish what
s has been left for them to do by
Perry's mission. . -.
Townsend Harris, your first min
ister to Japan, was especially re
markable as a man of large heart
and broad mind. It was through
such friendly attitude taken by the
American representatives, of
course, supported by the govern
ment, that the American people
are deeply endeared to ours, and
we want to reciprocate what has
been done for us. We have' never
had any idea for a moment of dis
pleasing your people, mucll less
waging war against you.
It is for this reason that when
displeasure was manifested in this
country in regard to. the Japanese
•Immigration we readily consented
to the adjustment of the question
under certain conditions by limit
ing the immigration of laborers
to the minimum number. ; v,
Again,^ when there .was appre
hension of a misunderstanding
arising between us in regard to
trademarks, copyrights and other
• matters of kindred nature of the
Asiatic continent the two govern
ments at once opened negotiations
and concluded conventions with
the view to protect our mutual
interests in this regard.
We also signed a treaty for the
general arbitration of controver
sies between the two countries,
and lastly we exchanged a few
months ago a declaration defining 1
the policy of the two governments :
in China and In the Pacific ocean, «
1 with a view to encouraging the
free and peaceful development of
the commerce of the two nations
and also to preserve the. general
peace in that region.*
All this, I venture tosay, is the
result of the application of the
polden rule in your; diplomacy and
of the adoption of the same rule in
ours, and I, most emphatically de
clare that as long t as : the golden
rule is considered as , the guiding
principle of our diplomacy we shall
be enabled to enjoy the : benefit of
peace and prosperity that will
surely continue, and' all other far
«ast«rn countries will,, follow * the
example thus set by us. ; Thlsmust
be, I dare sas', fully in accordance
with the high ideal of v Lincoln's
diplomacy which is now being so
energetically expounded by an
other great, president," Mr. Theo
dore Roosevelt. t :
NEW YORK. Feb. 1 2.— Beautiful and
sincere was the 'homage": paid rhere s to
day; to the memory- of Abraham Lincoln. 1
In practlcally.every. schoolhouse, church
and 'hall memorial services-w ere held.
It Is estimatedHhat'more than' l,ooo,9oo
people participated. \u25a0 More \u25a0 than 500,000
children attended exercises in< the 561
public schools. ;:• s ; - .-?
, Tonight there .were ' scores ; of Lincoln
meetings for -the elders and a:dozen ; or
mere Lincoln; dinners at' leading hotels.
The city's official-celebration was held
In Cooper" Union , in the 'hall: in "Which
Lincoln made his'flrsttpublic address In
the east. v Mayor- Mcglellan; .presided
and addresses were delivered by Joseph
H. Choat e and Rev.%Dr.*- Lyraan 'Abbott.
A memorial tablet? at: the back of i the
stage was unvelled.^p^^^>pj^^dJ|Mg
Choateln a personal reminiscent ad
dress told of meetingr Lincoln<49 years
ago on the very platform from which
he spoke today.' ';*' <
Temple 'Emanu«El Services
At the Temple ; Emanu-El services
were .held ; last nights in honor; of the
centenary of ""Abraham; Lincoln's ; birth.
Music -< specially prepared >\u25a0 f orj the \ oc
casion' by Cantor] E.;J. Stark nvas sung
by an augmented choir. The program
Hymn. 'choir; Sabbath evening service, cantor
and choir; festival hymn, "Exalt Him All Ye
People," -choir;;, reading, "Lincoln's Gettysburg
Address"'; sacred anthetu. "AH Praise to God,"
bass solo; | pooni, "Emancipation" (Whlttier),
Otto Irrlnp Wise; hymn, "Be Thankful to
God." cautor and choir; address. "/Lincoln,"
Lucius L. Solomons; bynin, "America,", choir
and eongregatlou. '•
Woodmen Celebrate Lincoln - ; .,:.
Inthelr old log cabin meeting house
at 2140 Market street seven local camps
of the Woodmen of the World com
memorated the one hundreth anni
versary of Lincoln's birth last night
with songs, orations and recitations.
Leo de Cardona was chairman. In
.the principal address of the evening,
made by P. F. Gilroy, the close re
lation .between Lincoln's principles of
life and those of the Woodmen was
dwelt upon, and this formed one of the
chief reasons for the evening's demon
stration. ; . .\u25a0; -',:'\u25a0'\u25a0 ".-.:'\u25a0
: Dr. R. Cadwallader, whoso 'father
was a r member of General .'.Grant's
staff, spoke i on. reminiscences 'of r Lin
coln and displayed many reliqs of . the
civil war and Lincoln's connection/with
it. The remainder of the program fol
lows: ...•; ' \u25a0-':'. •""\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'•..\u25a0• • > \.;" ' '-. \u25a0-'».. ~' L '- .
\u25a0\u25a0• Overture' of 'national airs/ Mayers' orchestra;
duet, JJlss Mary Wolch and Henry j Wolch
patriotic songs. " Ruth \u25a0 Swanson ; and; •'\u25a0Tiieodore
(JoldbeOk; recitation, D.'-l*. -Mayers ; j solo, -'George
A. Tyrrel; song. Miss Belle Livingston:, reading.
Master Sidney; Z. Cohen; ; solo, Henry ."Rossi;
recitation, Florence Oarlln. ; \u25a0 ; , .
Children's Song Festival
The song festival given by the chil
dren of the Telegraph neighborhood
association yesterday afternoon in cel
ebration of Lincoln s .birthday proved
highly successful and was ..greeted by
an enthusiastic audience. " • " . ;.'•
Under the direction'of Miss Margaret
Martin the children, many^, of whom
were small, gave the following, pro
gram most creditably: " -':•\u25a0..\u25a0
- "Harvest Song".; "One-Two, Buckle My Shoe,"
from "The House That Jack Built." Mrs. Gay
nor;:' "Fropgle's Swimming School" .; ." "Slumber
Boat"; "Mr. Rooster and Mrs. Hen"; "Sweet
Pea Ladles"; "Sweeping and Dustlug"; "Italian
Lullaby"; "The Candy. Doll's SoDg." from, "The
Toy. Shop," Mrs. Gaynor: "Italian Dance"; "Ma
rine Song"; "Jap Maiden," : from "The Toy
Shop," Mrs. Gaynor;" Ostrich Song"; "Flag
Song." _ . . , ; ,
"Americans" Attend Church
The local lodge of the. Order of the
Americans- attended In a body last
night the Lincoln memorial- service, at
the West Side Christian.- church. Bush
street : near Devisadero.-- i Rev. | Robert
Lord Ca^ve gave the address \u25a0 oh the
career- of the great :, president, and
Prank V. Cornish read the Gettysburg
speech. Frank W. Sawyer presided.
The musical, program began with the
congregational singing of \u25a0 "America"
and closed with tne organ postlude,
"The Star Spangled Banner."
The West Side Christian male quar
tet sang "Tenting- Tonight," and a,
medley of the national airs was ren
dered by the organist, Miss Annie
Gardner. " '
The senate officers of the Americans
are': .- \u0084 ;\u25a0 \ . \u25a0: - , :
Past president. Colonel JC. G. Bni-tls: Presi
dent. L. S. Cawkins; firse vice president, C R.
Little; second vice president., Douglas Tildeu;
speaker. C. F, Reaves; secretary general, *W. E.
Wrlgbt; treasurer geaerol J. L. ; M.>. Shetterley ;
surgeon general It. E. McCracken ; major gen
eral. H, C. Lewis: chaplain, William, Henslee;
sentinel, Mrs. S.. 0. Menardi. r - .\;\u25a0 ; ,
Turn Verein; Honors iMartyr,
-An efaborate program was rendered
by.- the San '•Francisco Turn Verein In
Its hall, 853 Turk street. . in> honor ;of
the ftentenary ; of Abraham •. Lincoln's
birthday. Former : -Judge "/ George '. A.
Bahrs dellvered^an address inthe Eng
lish language, while \u25a0 Emil '\u25a0; Liess ad
dressed the . patriotic gathering in Ger
man. Musical and literary' selections
helped to make the event' an epoch }n
the history of the society. ." \u25a0.-
Kent Tells of AssassinatioriV:
A big hall jammed to : its absolute
capacity with eager and attentive stu
dents of the Wilmerding and; California
schools r of v Industrial : and mechanical
arts greeted William T. \ Kent \u25a0 yesterday
at the consolidated school *. exercises- in
celebration of a the Ccentenary of : Lin
coln's ibirthday. « , As :the- veteran ;war
department employe related his stirring
story "of the : assassination , of Lincoln
he received the < most -\u25a0 rapt attention
from :the % throng *of 'students. -. .;\u25a0: •:•
. I Horace Davis addressed , the T pupils on
.the scenes in San: Francisco at the'time
of Lincoln's death. Lincoln's v Getfys
burgvaddressy was> read - by. Frank. B.
Cliff, a pupil of the Wilmerding school
and the exerclsesjeoncluded': by ;the en
tire; audience -"singing ""America." ;. \u25a0';'
Superintendent Merrill a
contests for > a ' J prize "*\u25a0 essay on' Lincoln;
the winning "f effort ; in! the Wilmerdinp
school" receiving : a „ cash" award of • ; sl s
and the winning- essay; from ' the ;Cali
fornia School of Mechanical. Arts a cash
prize of $10. •Merrill madeiaiplealfor
contributions', for the Lincoln : farm
association.- ; fv \u0084 \u25a0 :.v - > ;v "v/> "- : .•\u25a0\u25a0:v;9;vh
San Jose Schools \u25a0 Celebrate >
:\u25a0}'\u25a0\u25a0 SAN -: JOSE, ?? Feb. v 12:— All ..: the • public
schools pheid appropriate % Lincoln day
observances -this- forenoon: and the pu
pils~were given 1 a^half -.holiday . in'-the
afternoon;- The courthouse and. city
hallrare/closed: :' — * "\u25a0 '' '\u25a0'\u25a0''•\u25a0 .
: ? MARYSVILLE. \u25a0 Feb. ' 1 2.— Lincoln* day
was. appropriately observed 'here.' Every
railroad, +business> house and industrial
establishment' suspendedioperations 'for
five minutes at noon. There was a pub
lic \u25a0 demonstration ; In the afternoon, r ;
Special: low, rates 'to i tourists -at' Key
Route hotel/ Oakland's best ; I new ; | elab
orately;: furnished:? centrallvilocaJuad.^*,"'
Patriotic Organizations Join With -Schools in
Paying Homage to Emancipator-
The ori"e hundredth anniversary off the'
birth at Abraham Lincoln' was observed
|with patriotic exercises, in the' 92 : public
schools *of San ..Francisco yesterday;
morning;. A program ' including • essays*
on^the life: and gharacter. of "the ; great
man," as welljasaddressesiah'd selec
tions from his speeches -and his favor
ite compositions' and national airs .were'
rendered by the children, and iriCmost
cases Grand Army, veterans who* hadj
fought under the martyred" president
told stories of the' "battlefield arid of'
personal interviews with Lincoln: : ;
. The exercises were carried jjj on with
enthusiasm. /The stpries of the vet
erans,; particularly those of a personal'
nature were of absorbing Interest to.
the children, and the '; feeling of .the'
children as displayed ;by their rapt' at-'
tention to all that pertainedtto the per
sonality- of Lincoln and in,, their own
whole hearted ; spirit in rendering |of
patriotic speeches and poems was- an
eloquent . tribute* to the fine principles
instilled ;.by the teachers and to the
native .;, patriotism of the children of
this community. >' y \u25a0"
I\u25a0• Colonel C. Mason Kinne, who served
I with General Sheridan and who was
the first to greet
him after his fa
mous ride, .told of
his | meeting Lin
coln by 'special
'(Lincoln Children j
| Hear f. Veterans " |
I* ' " i .»,
arrangement at the White House; when
serving, with the w California Hundred,
and the cHildren who - listened to him
at the Lincoln centennial exercises at
Lincoln \u25a0* grammar school. Fourth;* and
Harrison streets, yesterday morning
were deeply moved- : . "
'Colonel Kinne talked of the kindly,
sympathetic ".character,; of Lincoln and
how*he spoke a few,,wqrds;of encour- s
agement to each of -.the v youhg' soldiers
who "had begged an. audience with him."
The ''speaker recalled \ how it; became
his duty as adjutant: to break the news
of Lincoln's assassination to his men
and how a silence of awe ; and grief
came upon the 'ranks.'- Colonel Klnne's
voice broke.with- emotion at the recol
lection and the audience was deeply
affected. \u25a0 r • . - \u25a0
The' detail of Grand Army . veterans
from Lincoln post 1 under Commander
i E." H: Black consisted of Hugh Morti
mer, W. B. Maydwell; R.-. M. Roberts,
I. N. Miller, D. P. Stoner and C. Mason
Kinne, \u25a0•: Each veteran; spoke on differ
ent phases of the life and character of
President Llncoln,arid J. Adams, a vis
itor I f rom ; San ; Luis - Obispo, related
anecdotes of -the great, man. *. ' ;
\u25a0"..-.Hugh 'Mortimer* told : the children of
Lincoln's early struggles. \u25a0
The Gettysburg address was recited
by Luis Dick, a lower grade pupil,
and two original essays, one on the
influence of Lincoln, by, Alvina"Kolch
lucherrv and on .. Lincoln's life
work, by "Rebecca I Cohen, were splen
didly rendered, as was the reading v of
Lincoln's favorite poem, "O, Why
Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud,"
by Henrietta Games. '1
,v, v The following is the" program, in full:
Keller's "American Hymn"; recitation of Lin
coln's favorite poem. Henrietta Games; "Battle
Hymn of the Republic." class; "Uneoln'iJ Uie
W'"ork," essay:, Relm*ea Cohen; "Lincoln Ode."
>,!ass; OpttVsburjr address". Louts Dick: Lincoln
dirge, : "Wail of, the Winter." air by Mabel
Harhnan. Viola Kunnicke and Margaret Te
haney; "Influence Of Lincoln," e"ssay. AWna
Kohlbecher; "Star Spangled Banner," whole
school; remarks, by. veterans; "America. ' ;
After the exercises, at" the invitation
of W. W. Stone, the principal, the vet
erans adjourned, to luncheon in an ad
joining building. Mrs.. Brackman, Mrs.
Perlet, Mrs.. Macdonald and the Misses
Redmond, Perry, Dower and Lynch, the
teachers, together with five of the
higher grade girls, served as hostesses.
The girls' high school exercises were
held in the assembly hall of the Lowell
. high school build-
ing simultaneously
with the Lowell
ceremonies. Henry
C. Dibble and Sam-
Girls' High and
. Lowell Schools
uelW. Backus were the soldier orators
for the Lowell school, while Supervisor
C. A._ Murdock', addressed the girls.
The' exercises in the. assembly hall
opened by the singing of Keller's hymn
by the glee "club. r The commemoration
ode was read by Miss; Edith Bull, Lin
coln's favorite poem by Edith Dick, an
essay on the life of Lincoln by Grace
Dovey, and the. Gettysburg address by
Edria Judy- Anecdotes of Lincoln were
told by Edna Krouse and Genevieve
Bull. "We Are Coming, Father Abra
ham," was sung by Edna Harrison. Dr.
A. W. Scott made an address.
At the Lincoln day exercises of the
Fremont, school, I McAllister and Brod
;•<*..;- : ' : -'\u25a0' : 'i crick streets, A. E.
Cohn, past post com
mander of James A.
Garfleld post No. 34,
G.;A- R., addressed
Drummer Boy at
Fremont School
the pupils. | Cohn -was . a drummer boy
at the battle of Gettysburg and is the
youngest member of the G. A., R. living.
He-repeated on the drum the calls that
were used at the famous battle. ..
Another , effective number on the pro
i gram .was ' the reciting 'of Markham'3
1 •'Lincoln, the Great Commoner," by the
eighth .grade in concert. The veteran
praised the work of the pupils and re
lated many' war time stories.
Commander G. W. Merrill of Thpmas
Post, G. A. R., took charge of; the de-
V*-- \u25a0' : --:.'- ; ' -'\u25a0.\u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0• ...tail of veterans who
•. »poke to the cbil
! dren of Emerson
school,* an«l
Unveil : Picture
At Emerson
• ' ne was assisted by
A. Muntner and J. \ H. ' Carels. The? un
veiling of Lincoln's picture, which had
beenvcovereaby; the stars and stripes
was a special { feature of the exercises
While the flag was ; drawn : aside by a
special- guard t of honor Alma Tuohler
recited an- original poem. / Tha com
memoration ode was read by Edith Fell
ing, essays iwere^'read by Violet- Fell
Ruth Himmelstom; Hilda Krotozuer and
Ora Chenoweth*. : and Milton . Clark re
cited the Gettysburg address.
A. W. Chenowith_ from Lincoln post
addressed the pupils of Jefferson' prl-
Mary schoo 1 ,-; \at
which. aTsplend id
program was given
by ; the pupils, un
the • direction" of
( Good Program
I at Jefferson
Miss Josephine Cohn, the principal.:: Da
vid:Zimmet, a "pupil;; gave the Gettys
burg Marie; Jacschke- recited
therfavoritepoem of. Lincoln, and other
children read original f essays k on Lin
coln uthe ; country;s ] savior/; and- quota
tions from; Lincoln".,,- Among veterans
who addressed the children^ were Julius
Copp,v 4 John : Pesiker; William Hatch,
William' Healey. , A. N/= Parker, E. Smith
and: J.j Thompson. :•\u25a0;,'
•"; Grand ', Army veterans who haa re
ceived their baptism; of ; fire; as' soldiers
strongly. advocated
the gospel of , peace
in T their V addresses
to the pupllssof
Franklin* grammar
I i Peace Gospel r at
| , Franklin' School
school yesterday/morning; J. "WV.Mil
ler.^E. "A. Dakin.;* Joseph ;de" Mars, B. ; F.
Strdmberg, ; Louis '\u25a0 Douglas!.' and : Sebas
tian Merkel, all of Lincoln posUrelated
anecdotes of wartime duringjthe; exer
cises. . '. . " ' .\u25a0' \ --V -:. .V,.- i *! ..-'
• The. recitations' and. exercises were
for the. most, part, in; concert, and all
grades »f rom . the fifth to the eigbtb par
ticipated. The .veterans qohgratjiltited
the teachers and' Miss "Julia Coffey. the
principal, on %hh efficient work of the
pupils, especlaHy ori the essays, which
were written . during regular school
hours. \u25a0-.-'\u25a0\u25a0• \*/"''' >
. ,At the illssion,gra.mmar school Com
\u25a0mander A. Sorensoh"! addressed .the pu-
pils on th« Chara
cter of Lincoln and
on recollections of
the war. Helene
Mission Hears ' |
'/ Favorite Poem j
\ . * Wood recited the
favorite poem of the martyred presi
dent; Karl Kroenke read an essay.
"Lincoln in Public Life"; May Forner
read j the "Commemoration.. Ode," and
Grace Mitchell read One of Lincoln's let
ters. .
Commander Sorensen also addressed
the children of the Marshall primary
school, where the
program pre
scribed by th«
board of education
j Primary School
was rendered by
the pupils. Other Grand Army men also
addressed the children, and gave per
sonal recollections of Incidents during
the war,' . -- s --''/-*-.'* '
General E. S. Salomon of Fairfield
post addressed the pupils of the Mission
high and the
Crocker grammar
school. F. A. Kane
the Gartield pri
mary, George M.
1 Mission Hifjh j
j Hears General I
Hurlbut the Glen Park grammar.- M.
Wasserman the Hancock grammar, A.
D. Bryant the Peabody primary, and
: ! W. M. Park the Golden Gate primary.
At all of these schools the program spe
cified by the board of education was
followed and in some cases elaborated.
; The children turned out rmarkably well
considering the bad weather and ren
dered their numbers with enthusiasm.
Unionists Honor Lincoln
. Organized labor assembled In goodly
numbers In the auditorium of the build
ing trades temple last night to pay its
tribute to the memory of Abraham Lin
; coin.
The large hall and the stage were
decorated with the flags and tricoloced
bunting. '
John A. Kelly; president of the San
Iranciseo labor council, who was chair
man of the evening, opened the meet-
Ing. Patriotic airs were next played by
an orchestra.
j Cleveland L. Dam, attorney for the
state building trades, paid homage to
; tne greatness of Lincoln and gave an
account of his life's history,
'f- H - McCarthy, president of the
! building trades council, declared that
; b5 years ago Lincoln was one of the
most pronounced trades unionists, the
greatest organizer of the trade people,
the greatest agitator for human rights,
who in his time was opposed because
he was considered a dangerous- man.
He said Lincoln would not have per
mitted the mikado of:\Japan" to- rule
America to the degree of having the
president 'and Governor GiHett Intimi
date the, people* of; this great state.
- Austin Lewis spoke of Lincoln as .the
W2' ; rr msnm 5n5 n * °£r the: People,. of , his S time.
\u2666 ' >wl . d ? e - Ma Sulre , also, paid \u0084Uihute
to the, loving. hear t.of ,L4ucoln and.com
xuendpd hini'tor his great courage- (rod
charity. \u0084>,,,-; ..... ... !.>,,.-.,
Art League Assists Boys
• "Lincoln's birthday anniversary was
observed by the members of the Out
?°*u A . rt i ea cuee ue of the California J dub
at their bungalow on the - northern
slopes of Telegraph hill with appropri
ate exercises. - T-
T^ Th i c .P lant i ne of D utch clover on the
precipitous face of the hill below Chest
nut street was postponed on account of
the weather until Washington's birth
day instead.
boys from Miss kervan'a
class in > • the Washington -grammar
school sang a number of patriotic se
lections and gave appropriate recita
tions and Quotations. Mrs. McGlade
tJPif- a SOl °^ Mis,? .Josephine Cohn was
to have read Markham's ode to Lincoln
but was unable to.be present. A kaffee
klatsch followed. Miss Ida Kervan was
i? e^J rg> and ** as assisted by Mrs. L.
M. Skinner. Mrs. Batchelder. Miss Mary
A^Ltmbaughf- B ° Zi ° and Mrs - WilUam
At the Veterans' Home
Cal., Feb. 12.— The Lincoln centenary
Vf s . appropriately observed here today
At 1:30 p m. 700 veterans of the Mexi
can, clvih and Spanish-American wars
gathered - in' the assembly hall • and
listened to an excellent program fitting
the occasion, j- . .
.The services were opened by well
chosen and eloquent introductory re
marks by General Charles A. Woodruff
the commandant of the home.
Lincoln's Gettysburg address was
read, by Mrs. Lillian Quinn Stark. Mrs
Cecelia Decker Cox of San < Francisco
favored the audience ; with patriotic
songs, while Miss Frances yon Revne
gom rendered on the violin "Airs that
Lincoln Loved." -y Miss Lydia Relnstein
wag the accompanist.
Samuel M. Shortridge delivered a
stirring and effective address on the
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