Addresses in Memory of Carl Schurz
|Addresses in Memory of Carl Schurz
ADDRESSES IN MEMORY
CARNEGIE HALL NEW YORK
NEW YORK COMMITTEE OF THE
CARL SCHURZ MEMORIAL
CARL SCHURZ died in New York City May 14, 1906, in the seventy-eighth year of his age. On June 8, a meeting of citizens of New York was held at the Chamber of Commerce, to take measures to honor his memory. A committee was formed to coöperate with similar committees in other parts of the country in establishing a permanent public memorial to Mr. Schurz, and to hold in New York a fitting memorial meeting. This meeting was held at Carnegie Hall on the evening of Wednesday, November 21, 1906, the Honorable Joseph H. Choate, Chairman of the New York Committee, presiding.
The speakers were the Honorable Grover Cleveland, former President of the United States; Dr. Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University; Professor Eugene Kühnemann, of the University of Breslau; the Honorable Charles J. Bonaparte, Secretary of the Navy; Mr. Richard Watson Gilder, Editor of the Century Magazine; Professor Hermann A Schumacher, of the University of Bonn; and Dr. Booker T. Washington, of Tuskegee Institute.
The music included choruses in German, sung by the Liederkranz and Arion societies, and the march from Die Götterdämmerung and the prelude to Die Meistersinger, by the New York Symphony Orchestra, led by Frank Damrosch.
The full proceedings are printed in the pages following :
AT the conclusion of the meeting, the Chairman announced the purpose of the Memorial Committee to provide, through popular subscriptions, for an appropriate permanent memorial to Mr. Schurz. From the funds secured the Committee will erect a monument in bronze — either a statue or otherwise, as may be determined when the artistic considerations have been weighed — and will provide, in such degree as the subscriptions permit, for the advancement, in Mr. Schurz's name, of some of the public work to which his life was given.
CARL SCHURZ MEMORIAL
NEW YORK COMMITTEE
Joseph H. Choate, Chairman
Gustav H. Schwab, First Vice-Chairman
George McAneny, Second Vice-Chairman
Isaac N. Seligman, Treasurer
William R. Corwine, Secretary
Edward D. Adams