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After which the host was toasted with pure “Adam's Ale," to which she responded in the most happy and dignified manner. The members and guests included: Mesdames S. R. McConnell, E. H. Carpenter, N. J. Burt, H. W. Chittenden, Thos. Wilkinson, H.C. Jordan, J. J.Little, J. Seymour Jones, — Bartlett, C. E. Shelton, J. T. Illick, A. V. McCord, John G. Foote, Cate G. Wells, A. B. Chittenden, of Keokuk; Marcus Simpson, E. M. Shelton, W. D. Gilbert, Misses Martha Lane, Harriet Lane, Effie Lahee, Abbie MacFlinn, Charlotte MacFlinn, Ruth Sherfey, Lola Waite, Laura O'Neal, Florence Robbins, Carrie Robbins, Laura Ptasley, Carrie Tucker, and Miss Holbrook, St. Paul.--ABBIE MACFLINN, Historian.
SARAH BRADLEE FULTON CHAPTER.—The January meeting of the Sarah Bradlee Fulton Chapter, Medford, Massachusetts, was held at the house of Mrs. Mary Buss. Owing to illness among the members the attendance was small. The newly elected Regent, Mrs. Mary B. Loomis, presided for the first time, and in the absence of the Secretary, Mrs. Edith Kidder was chosen Seci etary pro tem. Mrs. M. S. Goodale, of the committee for the entertainment of February 22, reported their progress and presented the Chapter with a souvenir of the old Bradlee House, of tea party fame, recently demolished, the gift of Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller. Voted to have the Constitution printed and furnish each member with a copy; voted that the ten per cent. per capita due be paid by the individual members of the Chapter to the State Treasurer; voted that Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Buss and Mrs. Kidder represent the Chapter at the Continental Congress. A very interesting paper on the life of Samuel Adams was given by Mrs. Mary P. Taylor, and James Whitcomb Riley's poem, **The Name of Old Glory, 1898,” was read by Mrs. Goodale. She also read a poem sent her upon the boys of Company E, at Greenville, South Carolina.
The February meeting was held at the rooms of the Historical Society. An amendment to the Constitution was presented to be voted upon at the next regular meeting, that each successive retiring Regent should become one of the Board of Management for one year, with the title of Past Regent. It was voted to send one of the souvenirs of the Bradlee House to the National Society. A report was given by the Committee for the entertainment for February 22. Two new members were received, one coming by transfer from the Bunker Hill Chapter. A charter member, Miss Sarah L. Clark, has honored her Chapter by making herself a life member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Another member, Miss Catherine Harlow, has recently had her certificate of membership framed in woods from the houses of the two ancestors on whose services she was admitted, Thomas Sampson, of Plympton, and Hezekiah Blanchard, of Medford. In stage coach days Blanchard's Hotel, on the highway to Boston, was a large and and well-known hostelry. Over half a century ago one half of it was moved from its original site and converted into a dwelling house and still stands, though shorn of its former glory. Thirteen stars from wood of the old hotel were inlaid in the frame, and this interesting souvenir was exhibited at the meeting. Mrs. Mary P. Taylor gave the second and concluding paper on Samuel Adams, and Miss Bertha Paige read a carefully selected and interesting series of extracts on “Colonial Customs." The Historian read a recently published letter of a centenarian describing the reception in Boston to Lafayette, in which he, as a member of the Charlestown militia, took part. The description of Governor Brooks' body guard and the appearance of Lafayette as he came out of the State House with his old friend and comrade-in-arms, the Governor, was very interesting to the members of the Chapter who are always ready to glean all items concerning this illustrious son of Medford. In the large picture in the rotunda of the Capitol, “The Surrender of Burgoyne," General Brooks is in the group of American officers.-ELIZA M. GILL, Historian.
ELIZABETH COOK CHAPTER (of Smyrna, Delaware).-Regular monthly meetings have been held since February, 1898, except during the summer.
Five new members have been added, two members have been transferred to another Chapter. Our small Chapter of only nineteen members (eleven local members) made twelve pajamas and contributed eleven dollars to the war relief fund; also twenty dollars to the Clarke Churchman memorial fund, ten dollars to the Continental Hall fund, ten dollars to the Prison Ship Martyrs fund, five dollars to the George Washington Memorial fund, two dollars to Mrs. Porter King, State Regent of Georgia, to assist her to purchase Meadow Garden Farm (the former home of George Walton), one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Some interesting papers have been written and read by the members; also historical clippings and interesting articles of Chapter work from the much prized Daughters of the American Revolution AMERICAN MONTHLY. The meetings close with a social tea.
The officers of the Elizabeth Cook Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Smyrna, Delaware, are: Mrs. C. E. C. Peterson Speakman, Regent; Miss Anna Cunningham, Vice-Regent; Mrs. Clara Denney Wharton, Secretary; Mrs. Kate Douglas Speakman, Registrar: Miss Agnes Cummins,
Treasurer ; Mrs. Elizabeth Cook Cloke Wilds, Chaplain; Mrs. Mary Eliza Moore, Historian.-CLARA DENNY WHARTON, Secretary.
GENERAL Knox CHAPTER (Thomaston, Maine) was organized Tuesday afternoon, July 12, 1898, at the home of Mrs. Josephine Percy Walker, under the direction of Mrs. Helen Frye White, of Lewiston, State Regent. Mrs. Walker had been appointed Regent the previous December, and with her characteristic energy had, in that time, gathered material to form the second largest Chapter in the State. The officers elected at this meeting were as follows:
Regent, Mrs. ,osephine Percy Walker ; Vice-Regent, VÍrs. Sarah Watts Washburn; Secretary, Nettie Mary Levensaler; Historian, Mary Stoyell Stimpson; Registrar, Emily Creighton Smith; Chaplain, Iada Watts Newcomb; Treasurer, Helen Louise Carr; Auditor, Eliza Kellogg Levensaler; Councilors, Fannie A. Ruggles, Mary Mills, Cassandra Vinal Washburn, Margaret Hall Lermond, Lois M. Creighton, Eliza L. Crawford. The Chapter numbers thirty-one.
There were delightful talks by Mrs. White, Mrs. Percy, of California, and the Regent, Mrs. Walker.
A committee of two, Mesdames Ruggles and Jordan, was elected to visit the grave of General Knox to ascertain what improvements were desirable there (will state here that definite plans were made regarding this labor of love and pride, but relatives of Knox visiting Thomaston later to attend to the same matter, the Chapter recognized their superior claims and so left this work in their hands). Business being over, the meeting stood adjourned.
In the evening the Regent again opened her house for a reception. This was a brilliant society event--one which Thomaston will always recall with pride. A clipping from the local paper thus refers to the function:
“Mrs. Walker's home presented a charming picture. As you enter the reception hall the scene was one of rare beauty. Bunting of the national colors, arranged with Old Glory to heighten the beauty of the scene. As you pass up the stairs, standing out in bold relief, and most prominent of all, one of