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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 i that meeting delightful programs for our four Literary experienced as I did, a feeling of great afternoons. To the Chairman of the Ways 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 Binghani- the Chairman of the Entertainment Com

mittee, Mrs. John Gould Noble, who ar-
ranged for us the social hour with a cup
of tea following our Business Meetings.
To the Chairman of the Introduction Com-
mittee, 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 Chair-
man 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 Chair-
man of Records Committee, Mrs. Howard
M. Nesmith, who has preserved for us in
the Society Scrap book the press notices.
To our Auditor, Miss Eveline T. Parker.
ani 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 PRESIDENT 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 rendefatigable 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 Boar1 Woolsey Shepard, who with her Commitof Managers, Mrs. Thomas II. 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 nccte 1 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 the success of the Whist afternoons. To You have been elected by the National all of these Chairmen and their Commit Society of New England Women to contees I wish especially to acknowledge my duct the affairs of this great Association sincere sense of indebtedness for the faith during the coming year. In choosing you ful manner in which they have performed for these important positons the Society every duty pertaining to their offices. has manifested its confidence in your abil


“This statement of the obligations of ity and in your devotion to its interests, the Society to its faithful helpers would and it has placed upon you responsibilities be far from complete were I to fail to which will demand from each of you your mention the arduous and efficient labors best endeavors to fulfill. I congratulate of our two Secretaries, Mrs. Thomas A. the Society upon the choice of so able a Fair and Mrs. Charles Park Logan, and corps of officers and I prophesy a most of our two Treasurers, Miss Lizzie Wood- successful year of work under your direcbury Law and Mrs. James Armstrong tion. I congratulate you also upon having Blanchard. Their duties have been urgent the confidence which has been shown to in their demands upon their time and their you by your fellow members and I am energies, but both have been given with sure that it has been well placed. You enthusiastic willingness and devotion to will enter upon your duties with the corduty.

dial best wishes of all the members and I "So also we are not to forget the able can surely promise you their faithful and contributions of our member Miss Lindley, loyal support.” who has so satisfactorily represented the In passing the gavel to her successor, National Society and its thirteen Colonies Mrs. Theodore Frelinghayen Seward she each month in the New ENGLAND MAGA- said, “To you, Mrs. Seward, it gives me ZINE, which this year has been made our the greatest pleasure to present this emofficial publication.

blem of office. You have already demon"It is of the utmost importance to the strated the skill and ability which this, future of this Society that every member the most important office among us deshould regard herself responsible for the mands, and it is because your fellow memwork of the Society. As a matter of fact bers have fully realized the great value we are accomplishing a great work, but in of your guidance on a former occasion order to make it as effective as possible that they have committed the leadership each member should be not only ready but to you once more. eager to assume any duty in her power "I congratulate you on this renewed which she may be called upon to do, and token of their affection and confidence; every one should be looking for an opor

and our Society upon an able leader whom tunity individually to add to the interest

we shall gladly follow during your term and to the success of the Society.

of office." "Respectfully submitted,

At the Board of Manager's meeting “HARRIET WADHAMS STEVENS,

which preceded this, Mrs. LeRoy Sunder“President." land Smith offered the following resolu

tion: In the absence of chairman of Colony RESOLVED :—That the National Society of Committee, the Secretary made a brief re- New England Women, Board of Managers port. She stated that the Colony member- be and is hereby instructed to appoint a ship now aggregates 657; 310 having been School City Committee of three, to be inadded the past year; that she would have creased when necessary, to co-operate with been glad to give a report from each of Mr. Wilson L. Gill, for the introduction the Colonies showing their strong work- and efficient supervision of moral and civic ing power, but as such had appeared from training into all schools throughout the month to month in the magazine, she con- country. sidered it unnecessary. She spoke of the It was adopted unanimously by the letters and telegrams of sympathy that ha! Board of Managers, April 26, 1906, and been sent to our San Francisco Colony by Mrs. Smith elected Chairman. the Parent Society and Colony Committee Readers may look for a brief account of on account of the disaster of the 18th. the School City Work in a subsequent

The installation of officers closed the number of this magazine. . long but interesting afternoon. The Presi. dent's address was brief but strong, dignified and graceful, as is everything that Buffalo, Colony Two, held the last reguhas characterized Mrs. Stevens's leader- lar meeting, aside from the annual, 011 ship; in fact, no president has ever left April 12th. A very enjoyable afternoon the chair carrying with her more unani- closed a good year's program. mously the love and support of all.

Sketches of the life and work of Maria In installing the officers she said, "Offi- Mitchel and Charlotte Cushman were cers and Members of Board of Managers: 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

Book Notes

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 Germany Cy," 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 prevailing

theme of the everlasting struggle between the old and the new; Hauptmann, with the wonderful music of his verse. Indeed, the author mourns that Hauptmann has not devoted his genius more exclusively to the purely lyric art. Professor Heller's open standpoint, his frank criticism of German art, his thorough understanding of English and American literature and its values and faults shown by occasional comparisons, make the book significant. The great charm of the book is that it is by an American citizen, who has the advantage of German birth, and is written from the American, not the continental viewpoint. (Ginn & Company, Publishers, New York and Boston. List price, $1.25; mailing price, $1.35.)

illuminating. The wide outlook on the stages of the world's lore-Egypt, Buddha, the Hebrews and Paul, the Cartesian school, the German rationalists down to Spencer, and the circle completed by comparing Spencer to Buddha-is certainly a philosophic field. The style has a strong sweep of diction in concluding paragraphs. The Twentieth Century Christ is defined in the concluding chapter as the God-man who dared to put into practice his beliefs; both teacher and pupil, doctor and patient and at-onement with the Law of Rhythm. The book's criticism of the intolerance of cults and their sneers, in places makes us · realize here only another cult; in the depth and daring of its finest passages fulfills its own words : "Cant, phraseology, sectarianism, all fade and vanish before the glare of the Sun of Truth eternal.” (Published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Company, Boston. Price, $1.00 net, $1.10 postpaid.)



As the color implies, a book of daring, the Scarlet Empire turns out to be one of those ghoulish kingdoms, deep under the sea, where all laws are the contrary of the world's laws, because in their ages of history they have grown beyond the world's foolish institutions. The hero, a young New Yorker, tries to take his own life and arrives instead at this sea kingdom and meets there a beautiful girl, Astraea. There are most beautiful descriptions of the soft and radiant light in the sea caverns and their sweeping distances. Yet in spite of the beauty and the rare wealth of the Scarlet Empire it was a hideous kingdom, because all things human and individual had been excluded and in everything the majority ruled. The State governed labor, ,the State apportioned the food, the State decreed the marriages. In this plight, the adventures of the hero and Astraea, their few friends, and the plots of the ghouls, who have become individual enough to be evil, are most thrilling. The story has the spice of “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," with the addition of a love plot, and also of a pretty strongly marked purpose to portray the follies and human impossibilities of Socialism. (Bobbs-Merrill Company, publishers, Indianapolis.)


COUNTY, Mass. By Lincoln N. Kinnicut.

Those who love the folk lore of old Massachusetts will treasure this beautiful little volume and pore over its pages with unfailing interest. Mr. Kinnicut says in his introduction : “My object in writing this paper is the collecting together of Worcester county Indian names, which in many cases have been known only to the vey few, who, having occasion to search the original deeds, have unexpectedly found them. It is, I think, to be regretted that the Nipmunk names are not more generally used. They belong to Worcester County, and remind us that we have a past history dating far back of 1620." He touches briefly on the history and extent of the tribes that gave the places their names and refers to the differences of dialect and circumstance which moulded them. The names are alphabetically arranged and accompanied by brief paragraphs of explanation and comment. The book is of sixty pages beautifully printed on deckle-edged paper and is a valuable addition to the folk lore of central Massachusetts. The author is treasurer of the Worcester Art Museum and the book may be obtained from him.


Paul Karishka.

In this attractively gotten up book, we have avowedly the philosophy of the four gospels, free from partiality, prejudice and emotion, by the searchlight of intellect only. It is significant to note, however, that the philosopher many a time interprets passages and sets passages aside by nothing more nor less than the personal note, not giving us that full weight of argument which staid philosophy deman !s. But the personal opinion is none the less

HEARTS AND CREEDS. By Anna Chapin Ray.

This story, laid in the old gray city of Quebec, deals with the marriage of Arline Lord, a Protestant girl, and Amedee Leleu, a French Catholic, and its beginning is gray enough with the shadow of separation which hangs between the young couple. In the end, however, but not till the end, after numerous difficulties, the coldness and narrowness of the beautiful bride dis

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