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OUR RETIRING OFFICERS AND BOARD.
SAINT JOSEPH (Missouri) Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was established November 20, 1897. The charter members were Mesdames Minnie H. Nave, Jessie
Brittain-Walker, Lucy Duckworth, Lillian Duckworth-Tootle, Nellie Tootle-Lacy, Frances McDonald, and Miss Bettina Welch. The Chapter now includes twenty-seven members, among whom are Minnie H. Nave, Regent; Jessie B. Walker, Vice-Regent; Frances McDonald, Secretary; Nellie T. Lacy, Treasurer; Mary G. Brown, Registrar. The study of colonial times, manners, and customs is being pursued with intense interest and on the birthday of George Washington adequate celebration is being planned by active members. Among other things an elaborate colonial tea will be given by Mrs. Katharine Tootle. Whatever conduces to spreading and increasing popular interest in the organization is being continually planned by the Daughters and there is promise of a marked increase in its membership.
ABIGAIL Wolcott ELLSWORTH CHAPTER (Windsor, Connecticut).-Seldom if ever has Windsor been honored by a more enthusiastic gathering of distinguished ladies and gentlemen, than met by invitation of the Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, June 29, 1898, the event being the unveiling of a Rock as a memorial of the first English settlement in the State of Connecticut, and marked the spot where a portion of the Plymouth Colony first landed in 1633, in what is now Windsor. The project was instituted, and the ceremonies were under the auspices of the local Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mr. Jabez Haskell Hayden, of Windsor Locks, who manifested much interest in the memorial dedication, selected the rock which marks the spot. He searched for some time before he could find a rock to suit his careful taste. It is a dark granite and has been converted into a very appropriate memorial. The day was an ideal one in the glory of its sunshine and the exhileration of its atmosphere. The exercises, both literary and dedicatory, were very interesting and largely attended. The town hall, where the literary exercises were held, was handsomely decorated, the national colors predominating. The back and sides of the stage were completely covered with flags and in the back ground were the letters “D. A. R.” of wood ferns. At the left to the front a mound of laurel interlined with lillies and field flowers. At the right, on an easel, the charter draped with the national colors. On the stage were seated the State Regent, Mrs. Sara F. Kinney, Chapter Regent Mrs. L. B. Loomis, Past Regent Mrs. Dr. N. S. Bell, Rev. F. W. Harriman, Rev. Roscoe Nelson, Deacon J. H. Hayden. The exercises opened by piano selection by Mr. Arthur Allen, followed by prayer by Rev. Roscoe Nelson. Mrs. Lucian B. Loomis, Chapter Regent, after a few appropriate remarks, introduced the State Regent, Mrs. Sara F. Kinney, who gave a very interesting account of the objects of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the beneficial results attending the work of the Order, paid a compliment to Mr. J. H. Hayden for the interest he had taken in assisting the Daughters of the American Revolution in this line of work. Also to the Registrar, Miss Mary Hayden Power, for her untiring efforts to make the arrangements a perfect success.
Following Mrs. Kinney was a solo, "Star Spangled Banner," by Mrs. Goslee. Then came the paper prepared by Mr. J. H. Hayden, “The Plymouth Company's Settlement in Windsor,' read by Miss Albee. Quartette, “For Home and Country,” Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution hymn, Mrs. Goslee, Mrs. Blake, Miss Sill, Miss Albee. At the close of the exercises a rising vote of thanks was given to Mr. Hayden. Carriages conveyed all who wished to the spot where the unveiling was to take place. It lies by the highway and is located on what is known as the "Island," and is opposite the spot where the first settlement was made. The rock was covered with American and English flags, which were removed by the State Regent, Mrs. Sara F. Kinney, Mrs. L. B. Loomis, Mrs. Dr. N. S. Bell. The Rev. F. W. Harriman, rector of Grace Church, delivered the oration. The poem, "Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers," was read by Miss Minnie Ellsworth. The exercises closed with the singing of "My Country 'tis of Thee." The Daughters of the American Revolution and their guests then returned to the parlors of Grace Church parish house, where a reception was given Mrs. Kinney, State Regent. The room was beautifully decorated. On the table a large bowl of forget-me-nots and ferns. Mantle and piano showed the tasteful work of the committee.
The State Regent received a large number of Windsor and out of town Daughters and their friends. Light refreshments were served which added much to the social character of the reception. Thus ended an eventful day, and one of great interest to the present inhabitants of the ancient town of Windsor.-MRS. W. W. LOOMIS, Corresponding Secretary.
MARTHA WASHINGTON CHAPTER (Sioux City, Iowa) began the year with the following officers: Regent, Mrs. Genivieve Stevens; Vice-Regent, Miss Susanna Weare; Recording Secretary, Mrs. Gladys Williams; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. S. J. Beales; Treasurer, Mrs. E. A. King; Registrar, Mrs. Mary Weave Peirce; Historian, Mrs. F. C. Hills. Our Chapter is now in its third year and we have been clinging to the old Puritan 'adage that "Children should be seen and not heard," but we are becoming precocious and have a desire to speak for ourselves through the medium of the AMERICAN MONTHLY, which magazine keeps us in touch with the Chapters in other States. We are very proud of the addition to our Chapter of a "Real Daughter." We feel that this is a connecting link between us and those who made it possible for us to enjoy our present privileges and blessings. Emily Smith Nettleton was the daughter of Judson Reed and Lydia Burnham, and was born in South Windsor, Connecticut, January 15, 1818. Her father enlisted as a private under Captain Grant, at the age of seventeen years. She recalls many happy hours listening to stories concerning his experience while in the army-one being of his standing guard over Cornwallis after his surrender. A circle was made around him on the ground and the guards ordered to not let him pass. Cornwallis amused himself by approaching the line to test their watchfulness. Much of her life was spent in New Briton, Connecticut, but for the last few years her home has been with her only surviving child, Edgar M. Nettleton, of Sioux City, Iowa.
In honor of Washington's birthday our Chapter gave a banquet at the home of Mrs. C. R. Marks, one of our charter members, to which each Daughter invited a guest and also the Sons of the American Revolution, with their ladies. The spacious and beautiful home was tastefully decorated with palms and flowers, and gracefully arranged around the rooms and above the large mirrors were numberless flags which are particularly appropriate at this time when a new love has been awakened for the Star Spangled Banner. After a social hour the guests found their seats around the banquet board by a dainty souvenir in the shape of a card bearing the name, to which was suspended, by a red, white and blue ribbon, a vignette of the “Father of His Country.” The toast mistress, Mrs. Hellen Dunlop Davis, arose and in a most happy manner bid our guests a hearty welcome, after which the roll was called, each Daughter and Son answering to the name of his or her ancestor. After partaking of the elegant banquet we were treated to a “feast of reason and a flow of soul” by the following toasts: "Why I am a Son of the Revolution," responded to by Judge George Wakefield. "Is Patriotism on the Wane?" by Mr. S. J. Beales. "The Colonial Woman," by Mrs. Genevieve Stevens, and "Our Grandfathers," by Mrs. Gladys Williams. The occasion was one of the most brilliant which has ever been given by our Chapter, and will remain a happy memory in its history. We, as Daughters of the American Revolution, were represented at a Peace Carnival, given in our city, by a large float surmounted by a full size cannon made entirely of white roses, while at each corner the living figures of Justice, Liberty, the Army and Navy, the whole in pure white, and over which floated a large flag made of white and cream satin, and perched on the enameled staff a beautiful dove with outspread wings, an emblem of blessed peace. This float was considered one of the most artistic in the general display.
While our membership is too small for much work outside our Chapter, we are not lacking in patriotism, and have responded to appeals for subscriptions for patriotic work. The literary program for our year's work is the study of United States History during its critical period which we find both interesting and instructive.—Mrs. F. C. Hills, Historian.
ATLANTA CHAPTER.—The past year, or rather little more than a year, has been, in many particulars, an eventful one for our Chapter. How hard to realize, in that brief period of time, our country has passed through a war, with all its horrors, but