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February 12, 1909


Portrait of Martyred President Pre-
sented to School by Ladies of G.
A. R. -- Col. Waters's Address.

The presentation of a portrait of Lincoln by the Lincoln circle Ladies of the G. A. R. to the pupils of the Manual Training high school yesterday was made the occasion of a patriotic programme. Members of the G. A. R., the Old Men's Association and the Lincoln circle filled the front section of seats in the auditorium.

A bugler from the Third regiment announced the approach of the color guard from the back of the hall, and as the four old soldiers in uniform mounted the platform, the students arose and sang the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." A salute to the flag followed and previous to the presentation of the picture the Grand Army quartet sang. The presentation was made by Mary B. Evans, patriotic instructor of the Lincoln circle. Professor E. D. Phillips accepted on behalf of the school.

Colonel L. H. Waters, who was a personal friend of Lincoln, made a short address. He told how he had first met the president during the Lincoln-Douglas debates in Illinois, when Lincoln and he put up at the same little tavern "where anyone could stop for the sum of $1.50 a week." Colonel Waters was a school teacher at that time and was teaching everything from A B C's to Euclid's philosophy. The president became interested in the school teacher, and later casual interest ripened into friendship.

At one time Colonel Waters met Lincoln at a hotel where a medical society was in session. The doctors were discussing the perfect head, the perfect arms and body of a man. They had not proceeded very far in their deliberations when Lincoln interrupted.

"I don't know what the other proportions of the body ought to be," he said, "but I do know that the legs ought to be long enough from the body to the ground."

Colonel Waters also told of the incident when General Shields challenged Lincoln to a duel because of an article which Lincoln was said to have written. Mary Todd, Lincoln's sweetheart, had done the writing, but Lincoln lied like a gentleman for her. The duel never took place.

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