Complimentary Banquet Given to Carl Ewald Grunsky by the Citizens of San Francisco, on the Eve of His Departure to Assume the Duties of Isthmian Canal Commissioner, Pursuant to the Appointment by the President of the United States

Complimentary Banquet Given to Carl Ewald Grunsky by the Citizens of San Francisco, on the Eve of His Departure to Assume the Duties of Isthmian Canal Commissioner, Pursuant to the Appointment by the President of the United States : Palace Hotel, March 15,

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Excerpt from Complimentary Banquet Given to Carl Ewald Grunsky by the Citizens of San Francisco, on the Eve of His Departure to Assume the Duties of Isthmian Canal Commissioner, Pursuant to the Appointment by the President of the United States: Palace Hotel, March 15, 1904 I have said that Mr. Grunsky - and it is always a matter of embarrassment to speak in the presence of the recipient of one's testimonial - is modest, but it has been said by somebody who is very wise that modesty is the chastity of merit and there is, I am sure, pervading this company to-night, apart from these other considerations, a certain gratification that a man, modest though he be, for no other reason than his merit should have been promoted to this exalted position. Every man must feel if interested in the fact that that man who day by day does the work faithfully and well which is at his hand, though hegoes on in silence, yet accomplishes much, shall not be forgotten; that if he is faithful in small things he shall thereafter be put over great things. That condition once established in a country like ours has an enormous moral effect upon every man who works, no matter in what field, be he engineer or mechanic, in stiffening the fibre of industry, in sharpening the tools of skill, because let it be known, the guerdon will come to the man who deserves or earns it without regard to the political and other con siderations that work to advance individuals in life Our President has picked out one of our fellow citi zens without any influences of that kind working for his preferment, and I say it is a matter of gratification to us all to-night, for which we should be thankful to the President, that he who bears the palm merits it. (applause) About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0243178131
  • 9780243178131