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oner by him. The spoons presented by the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, are much admired and the recipients will cherish them highly. It is quite a distinction for a Western Chapter to have two Real Daughters in their membership. Mrs. Charles E. Armstrong, of Clinton, the State Regent, sent congratulatory messages to Mrs. Burt and Mrs Roadman and her letter was read at the close of the exercises.-MRS. JULIAN RICHARDS.
PIQUA (Ohio) CHAPTER.–Our Chapter numbers twenty-five members and we meet on the first Tuesday of each month, except during the summer months. The meetings are held at the home of the Regent, who is an efficient and indefatigable worker for the good of the cause, and has in the highest degree the love and esteem of every member of the Chapter.
We began work for our soldiers as soon as the Daughters were called on for aid, but as there was a little misunderstanding at first where our contributions were to be sent, we forwarded to Dr. Delavan Bloodgood, Surgeon General of the United States Navy, 104 hospital night-shirts with a handkerchief in the pocket of each; we also sent 86 flannel bandages, and $125, one-half to the Army and one-half to the Navy.
Last month we united with other Ohio Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution in making Mrs. William McKinley, wife of the President, a member of the Mary Washington Association.
In local work we have in preparation a stone to mark the spot near Piqua, where was fought the last battle of the French and Indian War. On this stone is cut the record of that event, and in May will be the unveiling when there will be exercises of deep interest.
On February 22d our Regent invited the members of the Chapter, with the "Sons" and a few other guests, to a beautiful reception at her lovely and hospitable home. Washington's Birthday was celebrated in a delightful manner with speeches by Rev. A. Ramsey, rector of St. James' Church, and Judge John Gevar, in brilliant oratory.
Miss Etta Beandriff's vocal solo, Miss Grapes' instrumental
solo, with Miss Dill's recitations were all fine and thoroughly appreciated.
Before closing I wish to express my appreciation of the AMERICAN MAGAZINE. We enjoy its reading and use its fine articles often in our meetings.-MRS. LOUISE Wood MCKINNEY, Historian.
SA-GO-YE-WAT-HA CHAPTER, of Seneca Falls, New York, now numbers forty-eight members.
The study of New York State history has been taken up this year, and at the meetings held on the last Monday evening of each month, interesting papers on assigned topics have preceded the social meetings.
The Chapter contributed to the erection of a monument to the memory of the thirty-two revolutionary patriots buried in Camden, New York, and also for a pin for the State Regent.
Each year the Chapter adds to its library, and since February 22, 1898, it has acquired three volumes of the Massachusetts Records, two volumes of Ancient Windsor, Pioneer Hiztory of Camden, History of Queensbury, New York, three volumes of Connecticut Marriages, four volumes Document History of New York. It has also volumes of the AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New England History and Genealogical Register and New York Genealogical and Biographical Records for the year 1898.
The Chapter had the pleasure of being entertained on the evening of Washington's Birthday by their Regent, Mrs. L. R. Sanford, and her sister, Mrs. Micks. The spacious rooms were handsomely draped with American flags. In the entrance hall were two fine pictures of George and Mary Washington, one above the other on an easel and draped with the national colors.
A brief business meeting was first held, at which all the officers were reëlected as follows: Regent, Mrs. Sanford; Vice-Regent, Mrs. Addison; Treasurer, Miss Libbie Cowing; Registrar, Miss Jennie Cowing: Recording Secretary, Miss Claribel Teller; Corresponding Secretary, Miss Edith Avery; Historian, Miss B. R. Daniels. This was followed by the regular order of the social evenings. The following program was rendered: "America," the Chapter ; "Washington's Home in New York,” Mrs. Rogers: conundrum, “Why do American Soldiers never run away?" “Because they belong to the Standing Army;" "Presents made to General Washington,” Miss E. Cowing; "Washington's March,” Mrs. Copeland; conundrum, "What is the best form for a soldier?" "Uniform;" recitation, "The American Flag." Miss Belle Williams; "The Generals-in-Chief of the Army," Miss B. R. Daniels; “Washington's Tent," Miss Henion; "The Mother of Washington,” Miss Janet Cowing; conundrum, "When did Washington first take a carriage?" "When he took a hack at the cherry tree;" "German Sword presented to Washington," Mrs. Fred Lester ; short articles by Miss Teller, Miss Avery and Mrs. Addison.
In the dining-room where delicate refreshments were served, the American flag was again tastefully displayed. On the sideboard crossed and tied with ribbons, were two hatchets. The evening concluded with the guessing of a set of anagrams on revolutionary generals. Each person was furnished a pencil and a little booklet, whose cover was daintily decorated with a hatchet, hand painted in different designs. Ten minutes were given for solving and then the prizes were awarded; the first prize to Miss Jennie Cowing, who solved all in about two minutes, a beautiful photograph frame; the booby prize to Miss Remsen, a lovely calendar.
The Society is growing constantly both in numbers and popularity. Much of its success is due to the untiring energy and ability of its loyal and beloved Regent, Mrs. Sanford, whose patriotism is unfailing.-B. R. DANIELS, Historian.
DOLLY MADISON CHAPTER.—The social feature connected with the advent of the Daughters of the American Revolution Congress at Washington is always appreciated by the strangers. The tea given on February 21st by the Dolly Madison Chapter at the residence of Mrs. Edward Graves, of Massachusetts Avenue, proved most delightful, and was a beautiful affair. Mrs. Graves and Mrs. Gannett-Dolly Madison Regent-with Mrs. Daniel Manning, President General, in handsome toilets received the guests as they entered the drawing-room. All the ladies of this Chapter were also hostesses, who vied with each other in making the evening peculiarly enjoyable to the six hundred invited guests.
In one parlor a bevy of young girls—Daughters of the Revolution, through their mothers-served punch.
The already richly-furnished dining-room was decorated with flags, palms and flowers, while the table with its red candelabras and American beauties, had also the national colors of red, white and blue artistically arranged in both ribbon and bon-bons, which made the feast spread attractive to both eyes and palate. Coffee was daintily served in the library. From a corner of the hall, under a canopy of flags, and hid by a veritable forest of tall palms, an orchestra added to the occasion by rendering patriotic strains and other music.
The Dolly Madison tea will long be remembered as one of the most successful functions of the season of 1899.
It reflected great credit upon the Daughter who so generously opened her handsome home that the Chapter might fittingly entertain this noble body of women, Daughters of the American Revolution, then assembled in the city.—MARIA S. LYMAN, Historian.
FORT ATKINSON CHAPTER.-On February 22d a meeting was called at the home of Mrs. Lucian B. Caswell and a local Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was formed to be known as the Fort Atkinson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In the absence of the State Regent, Mrs. Peck, who is in Algiers, the Chapter elected their Regent by vote, choosing Mrs. L. B. Caswell. The other officers elected were: Mrs. Edward Rankin, ViceRegent; Miss Mary L. Pratt, Secretary; Miss Grace Rogers, Treasurer ; Mrs. George A. Pratt, Registrar; Mrs. F. J. Perry, Historian; Board of Management, Mrs. Ogden, Mrs. Green, Mrs. Rogers; Social Committee, Mrs. Hoard, Mrs. Schreiner, Mrs. Hopkins, Mrs. F. Cole.
It was moved and seconded that the Board of Management draw up the Constitution and By-Laws and report to the Regent, who will call a meeting to act upon them.
The Fort Atkinson Chapter has begun its history with seventeen charter members, all anxious to do good work in the Chapter and town and already a number more have sent in papers of application to be acted upon. Mrs. Guy L. Cole, formerly Regent of the Beloit Chapter, has come to this city to remain some time and was a great help in the forming of the Chapter
After refreshments had been served the Chapter adjourned to meet again to celebrate the anniversary of the battle of Lexington, when a literary program will be observed.-MARY L. PRATT, Secretary.
SAMUEL GRANT CHAPTER (Gardiner, Maine).-Upon the afternoon of February 9th “Grant Place” was the scene of a delightful reception given by the Regent, Mrs. William Powell Rice in honor of the State Regent of Maine, Mrs. W. H. White, of Lewiston. This being the occasion of the first visit of the State Regent in Gardiner since the Society was first established, the hostess was anxious that all those interested in the Society as well as friends should be present. The guests assembled in large numbers from Augusta, Hallowell and vicinity, comfortably filling the spacious parlors, drawing-room and library.
In the dining-room upon the polished surface of the mahogany table were laid Mexican embroidered linens, cut glass and silver, the patriotic colors appearing in the fine center bowl of scarlet salvia and white carnations surmounted by ferns and draped with blue and red satin ribbons. A huge blazing open fire served as a background and the candelabras and many shaded lamps cast a glow over all. “The Flag Song," written by one of the Chapter, was beautifully rendered to the able accompaniment of Miss Vannat. Flags were draped over the inner door and flags and bunting intertwined around the oldfashioned stair railings. Smilax festooned the bracket lamps, and ferns and palms adorned the old colonial rooms.
The beautiful face of the wife of our Governor was noticeable among the guests from Augusta, she whom we hope to actively interest in our Daughters of the American Revolution work.
The presentation of a cup and saucer over two hundred years old to the hostess from Mrs. Beale, of Augusta, the first Daugh