many people in Zurich was happily placed between Professor Schroter and [?Frau] Dr. Brockmann.
C. Hart Merriam was there at my invitation.
For toasts, after my [introductory] speech, I called on my colleague Professor Setchell to join me in welcoming the guests of honor.
I then rose to introduce Barrons, acting President of the [University] of [California] but was interrupted by Mrs. Lemmon who seized he floor and gave a running biography of herself and husband.
Then I introduced Barrows, claiming him as a botanist by reason the classical paper of his earlier youth, the Ethno-
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Botany of the Coahuilla Indians.
After Barrows, came Cowles who spoke most happily and with a bubbling humor; then Tuboef who spoke in German with [translation] by [Dachnowski]; then finally Engler who spoke with great power.
He has few English words but used them with Biblical strength.
He told of his pleasure in California and made a plea for a great Botanic Garden in California, instancing the favoring climate and the wonderful vegetation of the state.
But you say you have no money.
You who have rebuilt in almost a day the great city of San Francisco destroyed by a terrible earth quake cannot say you have no money.
It is not right to have money to build cities and no money for a scientific garden in a country like California. [cont. p.14.]