Addresses in Memory of Carl Schurz






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.



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
Felix Adler
Henry Mills Alden
A. Arns
Emanuel Baruch
John Bigelow
Karl Bitter
Emil L. Boas
Franz Boas
Udo Brachvogel
Arthur Von Briesen
Karl Buenz
William Lanman Bull
E. L. Burlingame
Charles C. Burlingham
Silas W. Burt
Nicholas Murray Butler
Andrew Carnegie
William H. Carpenter
Edward Gary
Leander T. Chamberlain
Joseph H. Choate
Hubert Cillis

Samuel L. Clemens
Grover Cleveland
Charles A. Coffin
Charles Collins
Heinrich Conried
Alford W. Cooley
William R. Corwine
John D. Crimmins
Edward Curtis
R. Fulton Cutting
Frank Damrosch
Horace E. Deming
William Demuth
Richard H. Derby
A. von Duering
George Ehret
Charles S. Fairchild
Austen G. Fox
A. S. Frissell
Richard Watson Gilder
Elliot H. Goodwin
Samuel Greenbaum
Francis Burton Harrison

George Harvey
Theodore Henninger
Henry Hentz
Henry Holt
William B. Hornblower
William D. Howells
Archer M. Huntington
A. Jacobi
D. Willis James
William Travers Jerome
Francis P. Kinnicutt
Hermann Knapp
Antonio Knauth Hans Kudlich
Ernst Lemcke
Gustav Lindenthal
John T. Lockman
James Loeb
Seth Low
George McAneny
S. S. McClure
St. Clair McKelway
Hamilton Mabie
Charles R. Miller
Jacob F. Miller
Robert Shaw Minturn
J. Pierpont Morgan
Levi P. Morton
Ludwig Nissen
Robert C. Ogden
Alexander E. Orr
Walter H. Page
Albrecht Pagenstecher
Alton B. Parker
John E. Parsons
George Foster Peabody

Henry Phipps
Henry C. Potter
Joseph Pulitzer
George Haven Putnam
Herman Ridder
Carl Schefer
William Jay Schieffelin
Charles A. Schieren
Jacob H. Schiff
William Schramm
Arthur Schuler
Gustav H. Schwab
Isaac N. Seligman
Albert Shaw
Edward W. Sheldon
Edward M. Shepard
George von Skal
William M. Sloane
Charles Stewart Smith
James Speyer
Julius Stahel
Edmund C. Stedman
William R. stewart
Anson Phelps Stokes
Isidor Straus
Oscar S. Straus
Spencer Trask
Oswald Garrison Villard
Paul M. Warburg
Max A. Wesendonck
Everett P. Wheeler
Alfrede T. White
Horace White
Alfred A. Whitman
Stewart L. Woodford
August Zinsser

In Memory of
Carl Schurz


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