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ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS OF SAN FRANCISCO AND CALIFORNIA LINCOLN GRADUATES TO REPLACE STATUE FAMOUS LANDMARK WILL BE RESTORED Likeness of Martyred Presi dent to Be Placed in the New Civic Center How many of the juniors arc pupils of the Lincoln grammar school ? Those of you who are know all about the movement which is now under way to re place the statue of Abraham Lin coln which used to stand in front of the old Lincoln grammar school at Fifth and Market streets before the fire; but for the benefit of the boys and girls who are not Lin coln school pupils, but who never theless arc interested in all that pertains to the beautification of their city, it might not. be amiss to relate a bit of the history asso ciated with the old schoolhouse. The old Lincoln school was built just prior to the close of the civil war and was one of the most imposing structures in San Fran cisco. It was situated on a large sand lot in Fifth street near Mar ket, and was constructed at a cost of $100,000. In front of it stood a lifesize statue of Abraham Lin- coin, the only statue of the mar tyred president the city owned, which was destroyed in the fire of 1906. The building was dedicated in 1865, and as the city grew the property increased in value, and as the school increased in value, so did its graduates gain fame in the outside world of drama, law, literature, business and mines. Many of the members of the ear lier classes are now prominent in the affairs of men, among them being David Belasco, playwright; James Barrow, actor; Tom S. Burns, United States subtreas urer; John S. Britton, president of the San Francisco Gas company; Swift Johnson, professor in Dub lin university; Professor Josiah Royce of Harvard university. Lincoln's birthday of this year was chosen as the auspicious day on which to dedicate the new Lin coln school, which is situated at Fourth and Harrison streets, and on the evening of the same day the fourth and annual reunion and banquet was held by the members of the Lincoln Grammar School association, at which it was de cided to have erected in San Fran cisco a statue of Abraham Lincoln to replace the famous one de stroyed in the fire. Since then no stone has been left unturned in an effort to accomplish this end, and 25,000 subscription blanks will be sent out shortly. The city archi tectural commission will supervise the plans for the statue, which, it is estimated, will cost between $25,000 and $30,000. and on its completion it will be placed in the new civic center. The Lincoln Grammar School association is composed of those teachers and pupils who were as sociated with the old instilution between the years of 1865 and 1874. THE San Francisco CALL SAN FRANCISCO, CAL., SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1912. Alonzo Preaches Doctrine of Cheerfulness A=L-O- N = Z = O Will Never Eat Fish Again SdcMosa TELLS JUNIORS TO KEEP ON SMILING Easy Enough When Every thing Is Right, but Hard When Things Go Wrong Dear Junior Hoys and Girls: I hope you are all enjoying fhis weather as much as I am. Every once in a while I take time for a run out to the park or the cliff, and I've almost come to the con clusion that the very best place in the world to spend a vacation is right here in San Francisco. Pup py says that's a sign of sour grapes with me because I can't get away, and maybe it is. But just the same, it's better when you find you can't have a thing to settle down, look the matter right in the face and make the best of it. I knew a little girl once who was dissatisfied with the way she lived, the clothes she wore and the playmates she had. Her father had once upon a time been a very rich man, but an unfortunate in vestment had swept his fortune away and the family had had to alter their way of living. Mother and father both did all in their power to soften the blow for the little daughter, but all their efforts seemed to meet with failure. She grew more and more irritable, more and more dissatisfied. Mother and father gradually grew sad and broken hearted. Their efforts to make the best of their straitened circumstances did not receive any encouragement from the little girl, who kept constant ly before her a picture of the things she had had, and brooded over the changed conditions which now forced her to go with out. One day as she was coming home from school she met the pa thetic figure of an old blind man being led by a little girl about her own age. As they came abreast the blind man's daughter looked up and nodded brightly. Some thing in the sweet, open face caused the school girl to halt. What was the secret of this girl's happy face? While the old man rested on a bench the two little girls proceeded to get acquainted, and when she had heard of the poverty and deprivation endured by the other, the once rich little girl cried out in astonishment: "But how can you bear to be so poor? Don't you hate it?" "Why, nobody likes to be with out things," answered the other little girl, "but being ugly about it doesn't help, and only hurts the oues who have to live with us. It's easy enough to smile when you have everything to make you smile, but the bravest thing is to smile when you have everything to make you cry." I think she's right, don't you, Juniors? Keep up the contests and get your letters in by Wednesday. Best wishes from ALONZO.