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since the beginning of its erection.
Being much interested, I have tried to arouse the enthusiasm of my pupils, in which I have been quite successful considering that they are between the ages of nine to fourteen years.
When we were planning for "Arbor Day", it was a unanimous vote that we dedicate our tree to the memory of Leland Stanford Jr., of which the enclosed is the address given at the dedication of the tree.
Respectfully, (Miss) Besse G. Berry, Anaconda, Mont.
The arbor day exercises of the public schools in this city yesterday were exceedingly interesting. In every grade of the schools some appropriate speeches were made and some arbor day deeds were done by the teachers, pupils and citizens. The Delta Sigma society rendered the programme as published in the STANDARD yesterday. A tree was planted and dedicated to the honor of James G. Blaine. In the seventh grade a tree was delegated to Miss Meloy; the sixth grade honored Columbus' memory; the fifth grade Longfellow; the fourth A grade planted a tree in memory of Leland Stanford jr., and the B grade to General Grant. A large number of other trees and shrubs were planted with appropriate ceremonies.
In the Fourth A grade Clara Peters, in dedicating a tree to Leland Stanford jr., said:
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN - We, the members of the Alpha society, do dedicate this tree to the memory of Leland Stanford, jr., to whose memory the great Stanford University is now being erected by his father and mother, Senator and Mrs. Leland Stanford of California.
The university is situated about 30 miles south of San Francisco, and will, when completed, be the finest in the world.
Here one may receive the highest education attainable with little or no expense.
It was also through the influence of Leland Stanford that in San Francisco the free kindergarten system was established by his mother.
It is well for all schools to treasure in memory the name of one whose influence has done so much for education.
The day was honored in a splendid way. The school rooms were literally turned into bowers of plants and flowers.
Constantinople Turkey 14 March 86
Dear Senator Stanford, You know perhaps that we were very nearly having a [?] with green and [Teria?], and that the state of things in the Balkans penninsula is most critical . The Turkish army is on even fooling, and the
distress among the families of those who have been called under the [colours?] is indescribable. Subscriptions have been opened here and in other European Capitals for the relief of these families and for procuring warm clothing for those of the Turkish soldiers who are camped on the mountains. As a friend of the [Turks?]. I hope that you will also contribute to this work of humanity and you will oblige. Yours most sincerely C [Pangiris?] Bey [ADC?] Please present my [heartiest?] compliment to Mrs. Stanford and [tell?] her that I would be only too glad to be of some use to her if she wanted anything here. Remind me [also to your something?] [CD?]