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spoke of the great disaster in San Francisco and of the message which had been promptly sent to the Colony in the illfated city.

The program was of an unusual character and interest. The first part consisted of the music of the North American Indian, the stories and themes used being from the research of Miss Alice C. Fletcher of Washington. Miss Fletcher had expected to be present but was detained by severe illness. In her absence the stories were told by Mrs. Homer I. Ostrom. Miss Sarah Eliot Newman, who had often worked on the Indian music with Miss Fletcher, opened the program with skilfully arranged selections from the melodrama of Hiawatha by Mrs. Saidee Knowland Coe. The numbers so arranged were: An Omaha Warrior Song; An Omaha Love Song; A Dance Song; Hiawatha's First Hunt; War Dance.

Mrs. Harry C. Connell, accompanied by Mrs. George Quirk of London, sang “Ewayea" (little owlet) and "My Bark Canoe,” two Ojibway songs from the cantata of Hiawatha composed by Frederick R. Burton, thus giving the audience an opportunity to notice the treatment of the poem of Hiawatha by two musicians.

Miss Newman also gave in illustration of Miss Fletcher's stories "The Approach," the first song from the ceremony of the Wa Wan-the Ghost Dance-"How the Rabbit lost his tail," three melodies arrange 1 by Arthur Farwell—"Song of the Leader," "Inketunga's Thunder Song," and “The Sound of the Deathless Voice." The two Zuni songs. "A Lullaby" and "The Lover's Wooing" (blanket song) by Carlos Troyer, were sung by Mrs. Connell. The Dawn,” by Arthur Farwell, sung by Miss Newman, closed the Indian part of the entertainment.

Mrs. Kate L'pson Clark's paper, "An Obscure Heroine of the Revolution," drew forth applause and laughter. Her most interesting material based upon the correspondence of Colonel Hugh Maxwell with his wife, Beniah, and his daughter, Hannah, with its quaint phrases, deeply religious expressions, and picturesque suggestions of the life on a New England farm before and during the Revolution. were given in Mrs. Clark's own lively an ? humorous manner; and when after the close of the address a question drew out the fact that Mrs. Clark was a descendant of the noble, self-sacrificing woman and her upright and patriotic husband, all present felt a thrill of new pride in our already valued member, Kate Upson Clark.

ciety was the general business meeting of April 26th which concluded with the installation of officers for the coming year and the reading of reports by the various Chairmen of Committees. The Society members do not realize what a giant organization this represents until the annual reports come in; and this meeting was really an inspiration. While it would be of the greatest interest to bring out in tail these various reports especially the philanthropic work, the scholarship work and the Colony work, space will prevent publishing more than the President's report which is as follows:

"In looking back over the work of the past year a mingled feeling of regret and satisfaction comes to your President. Regret that more work of permanent value to the Society has not been accomplished and satisfaction that so much has been done.

"The selecting of members who would help to bear the burden of the work of the Society was my first problem. At last. and just in time for insertion in the Year Book, the nineteen Chairmen who have so nobly assisted were secured. Your President has attended every meeting of the Society during the past year as well as all the meetings of the Board of Managers and every Thursday morning she has spent at Delmonico's to be in touch with the different Committees in session here on that day. Each Wednesday morning she has been ready to receive at her home, any one who might wish to confer with her on business relating to the Society, and on the first Tuesday afternoon of every month she has been at home socially to all members of the National Society. She has written twenty-five letters of condolerce to members or their families during the year. Of the other long list of letters that have been written by her and of the many telephone messages received and sent she will not attempt to tell. She has representd the Society at fifty-three different functions and to many of these she has carried a message of greeting.

"The first social gathering of the year. the reception on October 21st at the President's own home, was of great assistance to her. The large attendance seemed to assure her of the earnest support of the whole Society, and that feeling has continued during the entire year. Everyone seemed to especially enjoy the Afternoon Tea on December 12th, and the celebration of our Eleventh Birthday on January 24th was a continued assurance of the loyalty of our members.

"The Annual Breakfast on February 9th, the last of our Social Functions, was a most enjoyable affair. At all of these

The next important meeting of the so

functions your President has the oppor- Gilmore Kerley, for her prompt response tunity to invite guests from other clubs to every call for our Society stationery and so return the many courtesies ex and Constitution. To the Chairman of the tended to her during the year.

House Committe, Miss Florence L. Adams, “Thanks are extended to the Society for for her faithful attendance here every the great pleasure your President had in Thursday morning as well as at all the being one of its reprsentativs at the meet- public functions, fifty-six meetings in all. ing of the New York Federation of To the Chairman of the Literary ComWoman's Clubs held at Binghamton last mittee, Mrs. Homer Irvin Ostrom, who November. I am sure that every one of has prepared, with the greatest care, such our members who attende { that meeting delightful programs for our four Literary experienced as I did, a feeling of great afternoons. To the Chairman of the Way; pride that the very able and talented Presi- and Means Committee, Mrs. Edward Ausdent who conducted the affairs of that tin Tuttle, who with her Committee so large body with such skill and grace was successfully conducted an entertainment one of our members, our dear former at the home of one of our members for President, Mrs. Philip Carpenter. It was the benefit of our philanthropic work. To during our few days sojourn in Bingham- the Chairman of the Entertainment Com

mittee, Mrs. John Gould Noble, who arranged for us the social hour with a cup of tea following our Business Meetings.

To the Chairman of the Introduction Committee, Mrs. Theodore F. McDonald, who with her helpful Committee were of such valuable aid at all the Social Functions. To our Chairman of Investigation and Relief, Mrs. Benjamin F. Fort, who has labored so constantly in behalf of all who were in need or distress. To our Chairman of Printing Committee, Mrs. George S. Andrews, for her helpful assistance. To the Chairman of Press Committee, Miss Juanita K. Leland, who has through the newspapers allowed the public to know something of our work. To the Chairman of Records Committee, Mrs. Howard M. Nesmith, who has preserved for us in the Society Scrapbook the press notices. To our Auditor, Miss Eveline T. Parker. an! her Committee, who have examined with such patient care every bill of the Society. To the Chairman of Social Func

tions, Mrs. John E. Weeks, who with her MRS. CHARLES MARTIN STONE

valuable Committee made every Social

affair of the year a delightful success. To PRESITENT COLONY XIII, BINGHAMPTON, N. Y.

the Chairman of the Glee Club Committee,

Mrs. Augustus C. Dexter, to whom we ton at this time that our earnest and in- are indebted for the delightful music ren-defatigable Chairman of Colonies improved dered by a trio from that club at the the opportunity to organize there Colony President's reception. To the Chairman Thirteen of which we are very proud. of our Trust Fund Committee, Mrs. J.

“To the Officers, Chairman of the Boarl Woolsey Shepard, who with her Commitof Managers, Mrs. Thomas H. Whitney tee have guarded so carefully and dispensed and members, I wish to express my grate- so wisely from the funds in their care. ful appreciation of their cordial co-opera. To the Chairman of Colonies. Mrs. Henry tion with me in everything pertaining to Clarke Coe, who with the Colony Secrethe work of the Society. Thanks are due tary, Miss E. Marguerite Lindley, and to the Chairman of the Membership Com- their Committee have attended so faithmittee, Mrs. Theodore F. Seward. for the fully to the vast amount of work concareful manner in which she and her Com- nected with Colony interests. To the mittee, with their faithful Secretary, Mrs. Chairman of Scholarship Committee, Mrs. James S. Lehmaier, have examined hun Fitch James Swineburne, for her devotion dreds of membership papers connected to the cause entrusted to her and for SO with our Colonies, as well as those of the ably meeting the responsibilities. To the National Society. To the Chairman of Chairamn of Whist Committee, Mrs. Wilthe Purchasing Committee, Mrs. Charles liam J. Sageman and her Committee for

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the success of the Whist afternoons. To all of these Chairmen and their Committees I wish especially to acknowledge my sincere sense of indebtedness for the faithful manner in which they have performed every duty pertaining to their offices.

"This statement of the obligations of the Society to its faithful helpers would be far from complete were I to fail to mention the arduous and efficient labors of our two Secretaries, Mrs. Thomas A. Fair and Mrs. Charles Park Logan, and of our two Treasurers, Miss Lizzie Woodbury Law and Mrs. James Armstrong Blanchard. Their duties have been urgent in their demands upon their time and their energies, but both have been given with enthusiastic willingness and devotion to duty.

"So also we are not to forget the able contributions of our member Miss Lindley, who has so satisfactorily represented the National Society and its thirteen Colonies each month in the New ENGLAND MAGAZINE, which this year has been made our official publication.

"It is of the utmost importance to the future of this Society that every member should regard herself responsible for the work of the Society. As a matter of fact we are accomplishing a great work, but in order to make it as effective as possible each member should be not only ready but eager to assume any duty in her power which she may be called upon to do, and every one should be looking for an oportunity individually to add to the interest and to the success of the Society.

"Respectfully submitted,
"HARRIET WADHAMS STEVENS,

President." In the absence of chairman of Colony Committee, the Secretary made a brief report. She stated that the Colony membership now aggregates 657; 310 having been added the past year; that she would have been glad to give a report from each of the Colonies showing their strong work ing power, but as such had appeared from month to month in the magazine, she considered it unnecessary. She spoke of the letters and telegrams of sympathy that ha! been sent to our San Francisco Colony by the Parent Society and Colony Committee on account of the disaster of the 18th.

The installation of officers closed the long but interesting afternoon. The Presi. dent's address was brief but strong, dignified and graceful, as is everything that has characterized Mrs. Stevens's leadership; in fact, no president has ever left the chair carrying with her more unanimously the love and support of all.

In installing the officers she said, “Officers and Members of Board of Managers:

You have been elected by the National Society of New England Women to conduct the affairs of this great Association during the coming year. In choosing you for these important positons the Society has manifested its confidence in your ability and in your devotion to its interests, and it has placed upon you responsibilities which will demand from each of you your best endeavors to fulfill. I congratulate the Society upon the choice of so able a corps of officers and I prophesy a most successful year of work under your direction. I congratulate you also upon having the confidence which has been shown to you by your fellow members and I am sure that it has been well placed. You will enter upon your duties with the cordial best wishes of all the members and I can surely promise you their faithful and loyal support.”

In passing the gavel to her successor, Mrs. Theodore Frelinghayen Seward she said, “To you, Mrs. Seward, it gives me the greatest pleasure to present this emblem of office. You have already demonstrated the skill and ability which this, the most important office among us demands, and it is because your fellow members have fully realized the great value of your guidance on a former occasion that they have committed the leadership to you once more.

"I congratulate you on this renewed token of their affection and confidence; and our Society upon an able leader whom we shall gladly follow during your term of office."

At the Board of Manager's meeting which preceded this, Mrs. LeRoy Sunderland Smith offered the following resolution:

RESOLVED :-That the National Society of New England Women, Board of Managers. be and is hereby instructed to appoint a School City Committee of three, to be increased when necessary, to co-operate with Mr. Wilson L. Gill, for the introduction and efficient supervision of moral and civic training into all schools throughout the country.

It was adopted unanimously by the Board of Managers, April 26, 1906, and Mrs. Smith elected Chairman.

Readers may look for a brief account of the School City Work in a subsequent number of this magazine.

Buffalo, Colony Two, held the last regular meeting, aside from the annual, or April 12th. A very enjoyable afternoon closed a good year's program.

Sketches of the life and work of Mariz Mitchel and Charlotte Cushman were charmingly given. Readings, music and

refreshments of New England character a representative circle of visiting women followed the program.

of New England ancestry, of the D. A. R. The meeting being dated for Holy Week, following. hot-cross buns were served also dough- The Colony programs for the present are nuts and brown bread.

on the foundation of the six New England The year has been most successful. States; the first one was Massachusetts "New England Women” has been the sub and was brought out at last month's meetject under study. Year books have been ing, Mrs. Bertha Robbins representing the issued, membership cards printed, two pub Plymouth Colony, Miss Tullock, Massachulic entertainments given, one a play and setts Bay Colony, and Mrs. Withee, Salem the other distinctively New England—“A Colony. These were all written from traNew England Loan Exhibition." The an- ditional knowledge as well as history and nual meeting will take place on Saturday, were rendered in a most pleasing manner. May 12th, Hotel Iroquois, Saturday being It is unfortunate that lack of space prechosen by amendment to Constitution, that vents a complete report of the meeting. all the members who are teachers and employed other days of the week might attend.

Colony Eight, Brooklyn, have issued invitations for their closing function early

in May a report of which will be given Montclair, N. J., Colony Three, held a in the next number. Their program will musicale at the residence of Mrs. M. Le be attractive as usual, one feature will be Brun, on April 19th, in place of the usual the reading of an unpublished story of business meeting of the Colony. Mr. Mrs. George Winthrop Knight, one of the Elliott Marshall, the well-known violinist. brightest of young writers. gave several selections in his own inimit Lack of space will prevent publishing all able manner; he was accompanied on the of the reports that have come in from the piano by Miss Caroline Holmes, who also various Colonies. We are happy to present played several solos which charmed her Mrs. Charles Martin Stone's picture, presihearers; and Mrs. Joseph Van Vleck, Jr., dent of Colony Thirteen, Binghamton; sang a number of songs most exquisitely. brief report of this Colony appeared in

Delegates were appointed to the annual December number. They have hardly had meeting of the National Society to be held time to more than swing into line as yet, April 26th at Delmonico's, New York City. but they are sure to be in the lead sooner

Miss Timlow called attention to the or later, not alone because of their good needs of the Mary Fisher Home for au- fortune in having number Thirteen, but thors, teachers, ministers, etc. Tea was because they represent the best old New then served and a social hour followed. England stock of the country. Their list

This Colony is doing a grand work of officers is as follows:Honorary Presithrough sustaining their district nurse. dent, Mrs. James Grey Hyde; President,

Mrs. Charles Martin Stone; First Vice

President, Mrs. Percy Dwight Farnham; Washington Colony had a busy time dur- Second Vice-President, Miss Mary Rebecca ing the D. A. R. Federation Congress Hyde; Secretary, Mrs. Radcliff B. Lockwhich was held in their City last month. wood; Treasurer, Miss Augusta E. Childs; The members of the Colony were not too Board of Managers, Chairman, Mrs. Edbusy, however, to give a reception which ward F. Jones, Mrs. William G. Phelps, was held at the house of the President Mrs. William A. Moore, Mrs. Stoddard Mrs. C. David White, and called together Hammond, Mrs. Alfred T. Campbell

THE GIRL FROM TIM'S PLACE. By Charles side of the war. Two are on sea and two

Clark Munn, author of "Uncle Terry," with the land forces, so all the boys who "Rockhaven," "The Hermit," etc. Illus follow the exciting tale learn the whole trated by Frank T. Merrill.

story of the greatness of the victory of No one can tell a story of New England the land of the Mikado. The tremendous country life better than Charles Clark siege before Mukden with its great outMunn, and indeed it is doubtful if any one look toward the end of the war, the reelse does as well in this line, for the reason markable naval skill of the battle of the that he does not depend upon eccentric, Sea of Japan are the two great backabnormal or isolated types, nor are his grounds for the boys' adventures. The books sad. He employs pathos effectively thrilling experiences of the young Ameriand has unique characters, but there is cans with their remarkable escapes will great enjoyment of life and the world capture the boy's heart. No less the great about us in his books, and he can make Japanese officers and the silent bravery of genial and honest persons contribute no the Japanese will hold the reader's attenless of interest than their opposites. He tion. It is a lively book for the boy reader, also gives happy endings, however weird presenting the charm of present day heroand tragic may be some of his details, and ism and events and widening his horizon the healthy American reader, man or as he honors other flags besides his own. woman, certainly likes to see his favorite (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Company, Boscharacters come out well. “The Girl from ton. $1.25.) Tim's Place" is an intensely dramatic story of a girl of striking beauty, nicknamed STUDIES IN MODERN GERMAN LITERATURE, “Chip" by lumbermen, who dares sixty By Otto Heller, Professor of the German miles of almost pathless Maine wilderness Language and Literature in Washington to escape a fate worse than death. She is University, St. Louis, and Director of saved by a camping party, containing German in the Chautauqua Institution. among others "Old Cy Walker," one of An excellent analysis of the present tenthe finest woodsmen and country humor dencies of German literary art is preists in all fiction. There is also a young sented to us by Professor Otto Heller, man who cannot help falling in love with himself a German yet speaking from his "Chip" as she rapidly develops into an at present nation as an American citizen, tractive companion. Meanwhile, pursuit His aim in writing the book he says is takes place, also a dark tragedy involving that of many other writers—to bring the “Chip's" father and leaving her an heiress, German and the American into more genalthough she does not know it until much uine sympathy. The book deals with Suderlater, and then only through the devotion mann and Hauptmann as the exponents of of "Old Cy." Then follow complications their times and the greatest literary lights resulting in flight and a new life for of Germany to-day. The detailed and in"Chip" as Vera Raymond, beautiful, teresting synopses of the novels and the commanding and admired. How the links dramas of the two mightiest masculine are discovered uniting past and present geniuses is followed by a list of the for the heroine, and also for faithful "Old woman writers of present day GermanyCy," forms Mr. Munn's masterpiece. "one cannot name the foremost living (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Company, Bos writers of Germany without naming sevton. 12mo, cloth. $1.50.)

eral women," says the author. As to the

two great men, Hauptmann and SuderUNDER TOGO FOR JAPAN. By Edward mann, the discussion of their art is the Stratemeyer.

discussion of naturalism. Professor Heller In this one of his many books of ad believes this tendency is on the decline and venture, Mr. Stratemeyer pictures for regards its rise and decline as a service by boys the delights and adventures of war. which dramatic art is brought into closer The story concerns itself with four char- touch with the social forces of modern acters well known to Mr. Stratemeyer's life. The form of German literature most readers, Ben and Larry Russell, Gilbert treated in the book is that of the drama, Pennington and the old gunner, Luke, all Hauptmann and Sudermann being its exAmericans, all fighting on the Japanese ponents: Sudermann, with his preng

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