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was used in the town of Littleton, Mass., tain persons. People of liberal views and we think the pattern was invented never permit another to influence their by Dr. Franklin. How thankful opinions. A scathing tongue is barbed should be when we compare our lot with wire, and it cuts and slashes its victim that of the pioneers who had so few com- unmercifully. If a person has the forforts and none of the luxuries which we bearance to overlook the cruel thrasts, to now consider necessities and yet this bide their time, there seems to be a special thought intrudes itself-are we any hap dispensation from some unseen source pier, any more healthy, or wise? With which smooths out this tangled network these moden inventions we have con- of fabrications and evil gossip, and leaves tracted the habit of living in a whirl of the victim unscathed, and not a blemish hurry and excitement and the powers of remains of the deep wounds inflicted. endurance vouchsafed to our forefathers A young man once said to a friend of seems to have been taken from this gen- his: "If ever you wish to know anyeration. Let us stop now and then long thing about me, write to the place where enough to realize what it means to be I lived all my life. I may not be safe in living our lives in this century and in this saying this, but I know only my enemies country where all is comfort and pros- would say anything to injure me.” The perity if one has the disposition to grasp person had been sorely tempted to do so the situation and enjoy it.
long before, but these few words were
like a high fortress, and the simple words For 1907.
and faith in himself built up a confidence
which was as strong as the rock of GibAhl never fear to stumble in thy blindness,
raltar. Do not fear enemies; their reign Doubt not the Father's care, For His sure shield of wisdom and of kindness
may extend over a long period, but the Is o'er thee everywhere.
weak attacks are never fatal.-Woman's Thou knowest not what gifts the New Year hold- National Daily.
ethWhat bliss, divinely sweetWhat bud of promise 'neath his wing unfoldeth
Silver Wedding Anniversary. Thy raptured gaze to meet : Thou knowest not, but he who loveth knoweth, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Haines of Memphis, And be it dark or bright,
Tenn., celebrated the 25th anniversary of The hand that this New Year on thee bestoweth Will order it aright.
their marriage Monday evening, Nov. 5,
at their home on Maryland avenue. Invi. Do Our Enemies Hurt Us?
tations had been issued to relatives and
friends. The house was simply but efThere are times when the evil machina- fectively decorated in silver and white. tions of our enemies—and who does not Mrs. F. M. Andrews and Mrs. Champlin have them?-make us stop for the mo- and Mrs. T. Williams assisted the hostess ment and ask ourselves: "Can they in- in receiving the guests under a beautiful jure us?” They certainly can. But it is silver bell. Brother and Sister Haines never a lasting injury. Said a noted wri. renewed their vows again while Hudson's ter: "I never knew I was accomplishing band played beautifully. Brother Haines anything in my work until one day was in full dress suit, Sister Haines in awoke to the fact that there were enemies gray silk, and carried a lovely bunch of on my track; they were making malicious bride roses. After the wedding all reattacks upon my work and my character, paired to the dining-room where a dainty and the assault was fearful. I knew I supper was served. Each guest received was popular.” But how many of us wish as a souvenir a silver bell tied with white to gain popularity under such trying cir- satin ribbons. cumstances?
Brother and Sister Haines received a An evil tongue has a certain amount of number of valuable gifts. Among them influence, but mind you, only with cer- was a silver tea set given by Div. 23; and
Sister F. M. Andrews, in behalf of Success Div. 159, presented a silver service. After a delightful evening all returned home wishing Brother and Sister Haines might live to celebrate their golden wedding.
COR. SEC. Div. 159.
A Peculiar lascription.
9. What should be done if the chair refuses to put a motion properly made ?
10 a. In the G. I. A. how do we address our president?
b. To whom do we address all remarks? II. How should secretary record motions? 12. Amendments :
a. If a motion is made and is not satisfactory, what can be done?
b. To what extent may a question be amended ? c. What is the form ?
d. How many amendments may be entertained to a question at the same time?
e. Which should be voted on first? Reference reading: Pages 10, 11, 12, 13, 32 and 33 of Lillian Cole Bethel Question Book. Also, pages 156, 157, 158 and 159 of her Easy Lessons in Civil Government. Both books can be secured through the Grand Secretary, Mrs. Harry St. Clair.
MRS. W. A. MURDOCK, G. P.
Elihu Yale, the founder of Yale College, at New Haven, lies buried in a little church at Wrenham, Denbigshire, Wales. His monument bears this inscription:
"Born in America, in Europe bred,
And at London died.
gone to heaven,
A Visit to Division 59.
Dear Sisters, I will tell you in rhyme
Study Club Program for January.
Subject-Parliamentary Law as applied in G, I. A. work.
"The best we can do for one another is to exchange our thoughts freely, and that, after all, is but little.”
They boarded the car to take the long ride,
1. What is meant by parliamentary law?
6. If president and vice-president are absent who calls the Division to order ?
c. How do we provide for a leader for the day? 5 a. What is meant by “quorum ?"
6. How many constitute a quorum in the G.I.A? 6 a. What are the duties of the members of the Division ?
0. Is it important for members to understand parliamentary law?
7 a. What is the first thing to do in a meeting before a member can make a motion ?
6. How will a member obtain the floor?
c. Has she the floor as soon as she says, "Sister President?"
d. How does a president recognize a member's right to the ff or ? 8 a. What is the correct way to put a motion ?
6. To second one?
c. Is it necessary for one who seconds a motion to wait to be recognized by the chair ?
d. Motion properly made and seconded, what next?
e. Motion properly stated by the chair, what Dext?
f. Should questions be debated without a motion ?
8. Does the call of “ Question” compel the chair to take the vote?
She heard a great racket, and turned round of
And nearly rattled the teeth from her mouth.
Over in a corner sat good Sister King
hair. Sisters Appleby and May extended a greeting, Inviting them in when they opened the meeting; They ushered them all to a very good seat And passed around plenty of good things to eat, of which all partook, indeed it would seem As if they never would stop eating cake and ice.
On Thursday afternoon I was treated to a regular meeting of the G. I. A. in their large and beautiful hall where I received the instructions I so much needed, as I had not been in a meeting since I left my home Div. 128 at Indianapolis
than two years ago.
After the meeting we went sight-seeing, as this was my first visit to the city. In the evening more callers and pleasant hours. The next day I returned home with pleasant memories of T. F. Belden Div. 308. May they always prosper. Yours in F., L. and P.,
Α. Ε. Η.
School at Ft. Madison, la.
Indeed it was feared so moene would be ill,
grab, Then looked on the card to see what number they
had. Sis'er Keenan's was large and thought none
would beat her When up on her feet jumped Sister McFeater. She proclaimed herself winner, and with fun in
her eyes She walked up and claimed the very first prize, A pig holding a basket to put matches in, Or to use on a dresser to hold the hair pin ; Or daddy might use it to hold his cigar When he's home of an evening and smokes by the
MRS. T. E. W., Div. 381.
Nelly Bly Div. 69, Ft. Madison, Ia., held a School of Instruction Oct. 25 and 26. Our Grand President, Sister Murdock, was with us, also visiting members from Galesburg, Cedar Rapids and Topeka. We held our first session Thursday afternoon, opened with officers' drill, went through the regular form of work and closed with grand right and left pen
Visit to Columbia Division.
Please allow me space in the JOURNAL to tell of my pleasant and successful visit to T. F. Belden Div. 308. On Wednesday before the first Thursday in November I left home for the city of Columbia, S. C. Was met at the train by Sister Robinson and taken to the home of their President, Sister Brown, where I was agreeably entertained during my visit. The Sisters all called to visit on Wednesday evening, and all had a pleasant time.
Thursday evening an informal reception was given in honor of Sister Murdock and visiting ladies with 250 guests present. After a short program and an address by Sister Murdock, social conver. sation and dancing was indulged in up to a late hour. The hall was beautifully decorated with autumn foliage and fruits, also the four colors of our order. Frappé was served during the evening.
Friday closed our school, and to say we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it barely expresses it. Sister Murdock complimented us highly upon our drills and work, and gave us a very pleasant and agreeable surprise by appointing our President, Sister Moon, an Inspector.
Div. 69 is steadily growing and very busy with their winter entertainments. If this doesn't find the waste-basket will come again and tell you what we are doing.
MRS. NEZ L, COOPER.
Thanks From San Francisco, Cal.
the interest of the organization. We are indebted to the good Brothers of Div. 643 for our charter, which we appreciate very much. The Grand Organizer was assisted by Mrs. W. 0. Corah, of Chicago, who acted as Installing Marshal. All are enthusiastic in their praise of the work, and are looking forward to a visit from the Grand Organizer in the near future.
To the Officers of the Grand Division and
all Sisters of the G. I. A.:
If at any time in our lives the blessings of fraternalism were realized it was at the time of the great disaster in April last. Nobly and liberally the Sisters responded to the Grand President's call for aid in our behalf and $2,500 was donated. The promptness with which the call was answered was marvelous, and we feel that it could not have been accomplished by any other than an organization of railroad people. Immediately we needed assistance it was here and in such generous proportion that much suffering, want and privations were averted.
Words cannot express the gratitude we feel and to us it seems cold to only say “ We thank you,” but Sisters, we do from the bottom of our hearts, and shall ever feel grateful for your noble generosity. May God bless and prosper our beloved order.
I acknowledged each donation as received. Any Division not receiving a receipt for amount sent kindly notify me.
Yours in F., L. & P., MRS. BELLE BUSHNELL, Sec. Div. 106.
On Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Springfield, O., another Division was added to our Grand International Auxiliary. Sister Mattie McClerg, President of No. 116, was the organizer. At 10:00 a. m., on the day of the organization she, with fourteen members of her Division, arrived in Springfield. The party was taken in charge by a committee who escorted them to the B. of L. E. Hall, where they met the Springfield ladies, who gave them a hearty wel. come and soon were chatting in true sisterly fashion. At 11:30 they were taken to one of the hotels where dinner was served, the entire membership joining the dinner party, a courtesy appreciated by the visiting ladies.
At B. of L. E. Hall all was in readiness and promptly ot 2 o'clock Sister McClerg tapped the gavel for attention; after a few remarks the charter was read and accepted and fifteen members obligated, after which the ritualistic work was exemplified by Sister McClerg and her staff of officers. Beginning with the opening march the ritual was followed in regular order to the end. Installation of new officers took place in their proper order.
The new members were found to be close observers and the general disposition one of interest.
A delicate compliment to their President, Sister Alice Mills, was naming her sponsor of the Division. - Where such good feeling prevails success is sure to follow.
A pair of marshals' staffs and a guide's wand was presented by Sister Mary Baker of Div. No. 116. The gift was gracefully acknowledged by the President.
The meeting closed in regular form and the Columbus ladies were taken to their trains. Those who took the later cars
I take pleasure in announcing that on Nov. 17, 1906, Sister Chitty, Grand Organizer, of Galesburg, Ill., came to Ottumwa, Ia., and organized a G. I. A. to the B. of L. E., known as Cadle Div. 385, named in honor of Assistant Grand Chief Engineer M. W. Cadle, with 24 charter members present. The meeting was called to order at 2:30. By 6 o'clock the Division was organized, officers elected and installed. An evening session was called at 7:30 and all of the ritualistic work was exemplified by 11:30. At the close of the evening session the Grand Organizer was presented with a testimonial of the ladies' appreciation of her services. Owing to another engagement the Grand Organizer was unable to remain for a Sunday afternoon meeting which had been planned. Mrs. J. W. Dalton was elected President, which was a just recognition of her services in
were again taken to the hotel for supper. August 28 the B. of L. E. No. 6 and There is one thing the new members will Auxiliary 74 repaired to the spacious not have to learn, that is how to enter- home of Brother and Sister H. S. Barron tain. Our best wishes for the success of and completely surprised them, the occaAlice Mills Div. No. 387.
sion being their golden wedding. They COR. SEC. 116. were presented with 50 gold dollars and
dainty refreshments were served. The Division News.
Brothers and Sisters felt doubly repaid
when Mrs. Barron so feelingly thanked WITH the end of the year comes the us for the fraternal kindness we had thought of grand dues, relief fund, offi. shown them both in times of affliction cers' salaries and various dutiful obliga- as well as pleasure. At the close of one tions that like death and taxes cannot be of the Brotherhood meetings the ladies evaded. Div. 116 of Columbus, O., real- met in the parlors of the hall and surizing this and seeing their treasury in prised them with a fine supper. close proximity to the bottom, began a November 2 Mrs. Murdock met with us month ago to bestir themselves to devise and conducted a very successful school of new and easy means with which to speed- instruction for adjoining Auxiliaries. ily replenish their coffers. Many ways There were nearly 80 present and we all were proposed by different Sisters, all of feel greatly benefited thereby. which were set aside on the score of being Altogether we feel that we have had a too old, until our Secretary, Sister Mary very prosperous year. The attendance Ginley, came to the rescue with this orig- has been good and a most harmonious inal (?) suggestion, that we have a spirit shown. Finances are well kept up raffle. A $5 gold piece was to be the and $25 was given to furnish a room for prize. This scheme seemed to appeal to the R. R. Y. M. O. A. the majority. Social Chairman Sister
COR. SEC. PRO TEM. Davis and her committee immediately began to busy themselves, and in a short Div. 280, Bowling Green, Ky., has time the tickets were ready, 10 in each been in existence only a few months, but envelope, which ranged in price from 1 to would like to make its initial bow to the 10 cents.
readers of the JOURNAL. The raffle was doubly interesting, as We are doing fine for so young a Di. with every sale was the excitement of vision, and I wish to tell of a very sucdrawing which invariably led to a second cessful affair we gave on Halloween sale. Thus much pleasure was experi- night. It was in the form of a supper enced while disposing of the chances, and bazar, and was given for the purpose which usually is such hard work. So of putting money in our treasury. The well did the members enter into the spirit supper served from 4:30 to 11:30 p. m. of the drawing that everything was in was a splendid one for which we charged readiness and the raffle was held after 25 cents a plate. Our people patronized our first meeting in November. No. 6 us well. We also had a "country store" YYY was the lucky number and Sister to which our merchants donated liberally, Mason, our past president, the fortunate some of the articles bringing us as high possessor. “Many hands make light as $5.00. work. The truth of this was clearly The supper and sale netted us $77.25 proven by the work accomplished.
which we consider well repaid us for our COR. SEC. Div. 116. efforts. Music and dancing was allowed
the young folks through the kindness of AUXILIARY No. 74, of Boone, Ia., is in a Sister Madden, who loaned us her piano. very flourishing condition although on Her son and daughter did the playing, account of the absence of our correspond- using the piano and violin. ing secretary we have had no report,
We are indebted to Mr. Galvin, one of