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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 thrusts, 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 any. eration. 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 Gib. Ah! never fear to stumble in thy blindness, raltar. Do not fear enemies; their reign
Doubt not the Father's care,
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 pot, 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 I 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 loscription.
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 presi. dent?
b. To whom do we address all remarks? 11. 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.
A Visit to Division 59.
Study Club Program for January.
Dear Sisters, I will tell you in rhyme
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."
1. What is meant by parliamentary law? 2. Why are Divisions often run by a few? 3. What is the duty of a president? 4 a. Meetings should be opened on time. Why?
b. If president and vice-president are abseat 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 ?
b. 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 A or ? 8 a. What is the correct way to put a motion ?
Ó. To second one?
t. 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 next?
f. Should questions be debated without a motion ?
g. Does the call of "Question” compel the chair to take the vote?
car. Seven Sisters arrived at one-twenty-nine, Well pleased to think they arrived there on time. They boarded the car to take the long ride, When tiey happened to miss poor Sister White
side; She had come on a train to Fourth Avenue Sta
tion, Expecting to see some of the delegation; Then she took a short cut to Second avenue and
She heard a great racket, and turned round of
course, To see Brother Knox passing on his iron horse ; He gave the salute, and a nice little smile, As much as to say, “They'll be there after
awhile." The wind blew from the north and likewise the
south, And nearly rattled the teeth from her mouth, The wind made her shiver, while fear made her
shake, For she didn't really know what car she should
take. As she stood there alone it almost made her cry To have so many street cars pass her by ; At last a big one came down where she stood And a card on it said, “Take this to Glenwood." So on it she stepped, and so cold were her feet That she tumbled right down in the very first
seat ; There sat Sister Porterfield, with dear Sister Ulsh, Little Sister McFeaters, with Sister McGough, Kind Sister Knox, with Sister Keenum, All members of Division Number 381.
Over in a corner sat good Sister King
hair. Sisters Appleby and May extended a greeting, Inviting thein in when they opened the meeting; They ushered them all to a very good seat And passed around p:enty 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 noene 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.
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 conversation 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 To the Officers of the Grand Division and for our charter, which we appreciate very all Sisters of the G. I. A.:
much. The Grand Organizer was assisted If at any time in our lives the blessings by Mrs. W. 0. Corah, of Chicago, who of fraternalism were realized it was at acted as Installing Marshal. All are enthe time of the great disaster in April thusiastic in their praise of the work, and last. Nobly and liberally the Sisters re- are looking forward to a visit from the sponded to the Grand President's call for Grand Organizer in the near future. aid in our behalf and $2,500 was donated. The promptness with which the call was
On Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Springfield, O., answered was marvelous, and we feel that
another Division was added to our Grand it could not have been accomplished by
International Auxiliary. Sister Mattie any other than an organization of railroad
McClerg, President of No. 116, was the people. Immediately we needed assist
organizer. At 10:00 a. m., on the day of ance it was here and in such generous
the organization she, with fourteen memproportion that much suffering, want and
bers of her Division, arrived in Springprivations were averted.
field. The party was taken in charge by Words cannot express the gratitude we
a committee who escorted them to the B. feel and to us it seems cold to only say
of L. E. Hall, where they met the Spring* We thank you,” but Sisters, we do from
field ladies, who gave them a hearty wel. the bottom of our hearts, and shall ever
come and soon were chatting in true sisfeel grateful for your noble generosity.
terly fashion. At 11:30 they were taken May God bless and prosper our beloved
to one of the hotels where dinner was order.
served, the entire membership joining the I acknowledged each donation as re
dinner party, a courtesy appreciated by ceived. Any Division not receiving a
the visiting ladies. receipt for amount sent kindly notify me.
At B. of L. E. Hall all was in readiness Yours in F., L. & P.,
and promptly ot 2 o'clock Sister McClerg MRS. BELLE BUSHNELL, Sec. Div. 106.
tapped the gavel for attention; after a
few remarks the charter was read and New Divisions.
accepted and fifteen members obligated, I take pleasure in announcing that on after which the ritualistio work was exNov. 17, 1906, Sister Chitty, Grand Organ- emplified by Sister McClerg and her staff izer, of Galesburg, Ill., came to Ottumwa, of officers. Beginning with the opening Ia., and organized a G. I. A. to the B. of march the ritual was followed in regular L. E., known as Cadle Div. 385, named in order to the end. Installation of new honor of Assistant Grand Chief Engineer officers took place in their proper order. M. W. Cadle, with 24 charter members The new members were found to be present. The meeting was called to order close observers and the general disposition at 2:30. By 6 o'clock the Division was one of interest. organized, officers elected and installed. A delicate compliment to their PresiAn evening session was called at 7:30 and dent, Sister Alice Mills, was naming her all of the ritualistic work was exemplified sponsor of the Division. - Where such by 11:30. At the close of the evening good feeling prevails success is sure to session the Grand Organizer was presented follow. with a testimonial of the ladies' apprecia- A pair of marshals' staffs and a guide's tion of her services. Owing to another wand was presented by Sister Mary Baengagement the Grand Organizer was un- ker of Div. No. 116. The gift was graceable to remain for a Sunday afternoon fully acknowledged by the President. meeting which had been planned. Mrs. J. The meeting closed in regular form and W. Dalton was elected President, which the Columbus ladies were taken to their was a just recognition of her services in trains. Those who took the later cars
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. C. 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 reporț.
We are indebted to Mr, Galvin, one of