Toasts and Forms of Public Address for Those Who Wish to Say the Right Thing in the Right Way
Excerpt: ...celebrations. Once inaugurated these suggested semi-centennial and quarter-century ones, and as the country advanced in years there came ... Show synopsis Excerpt: ...celebrations. Once inaugurated these suggested semi-centennial and quarter-century ones, and as the country advanced in years there came the bi-centennial and ter-centennial. And the attention of the civilized globe was called to our fourth-centennial by the unrivalled and wonderful display at the World's Exhibition in Chicago. In this chapter are given outlines of a miscellaneous character, some original and some selected. OUTLINE OF CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW'S ADDRESS AT THE CENTENNIAL OF CAPTURE OF ANDRE This is a good model for the semi-centennial or centennial of any noted event. Being in the open air the speaker referred to the grand scenery, almost the same as one hundred years before. Effect on the nation's heart of such Revolutionary commemorations. Small events influence the currents of history. Thermopylae and its 300; the three plain farmers who preserved American liberty. The orator then sketched compactly but vividly the critical situation of 1780, and tells at length the story of Arnold's treason, its frustration by the capture of Andre and his pathetic fate. This "one romance of the Revolution" is a thrilling tale, and all adornment is given to it. The account of the struggle to save Andre's life gives the interest of controversy, as does the defense of Washington's course. The anecdote and the illustrative parallel are both supplied by the case of Captain Nathan Hale, executed by the English as an American spy. The address closes with a fitting tribute to Andre's three captors, whose modest monument marked the spot, and a very effective quotation of William of Orange's heroic oath at his coronation, "I will maintain." OUTLINE OF SPEECH BY GOVERNOR FORAKER AT THE DEDICATION OF OHIO'S MONUMENT TO THE ANDREWS RAIDERS, AT CHATTANOOGA Why this monument and this dedication. The story of the raid, the suffering of the raiders, and heroism of those who died. The controversial part covered two points-the military value of the raid, and the..