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a professional way, and under the advice of the highest pedagogical authorities.
Every individual Chapter would have an equal chance for one of its members to become a beneficiary. Through the enjoyment of such a scholarship by one of its members, each Chapter would in time have the same probability of receiving back more than the value of all dues paid into the National Treasury.
The committee refer you to the third clause of Article II of our Constitution on the objects of the Society, feeling that the work we suggest will be pre-eminently in sympathy with this clause.
The establishing of these scholarships will not only indicate that our National Society stands for progress, but the influence will be such that we shall continue to stand for more and greater things. The interests of our Nation are bound up in the education of the youth of the Nation. It is education in this special, liberal, thoroughly humanistic sense which would be promoted by such action as this report contemplates. The individual members of the Daughters of the American Revolution will come to realize that true patriotism consists in studying the past, in order to be able to enlarge and animate the future, and that in studying our own past we shall consider it not as an isolated whole, but simply as a world-past in which the life of our Nation is but a factor. We believe that these scholarships will lead every member to become personally interested in the line of work our representatives are pursuing. This very interest will tend to individual development. Let us bear in mind that a little leaven leavens the whole. Let this ball be put in motion, and the individual Chapters and individual members will be affected by the movement, and that breadth of view upon which the continuance and the progress of our organization depend, will be assured. Most respectfully submitted,
Mary B. TEMPLE, Chairman.
CHAIRMAN. What will you do with this report, ladies?
Mrs. PEPPER. I approve of the scholarships, but would like it laid over until next year.
CHAIRMAN. Do you make that as a motion ?
Mrs. Pepper. I do. I approve of the scholarships, but would like it laid over until next year.
CHAIRMAN. Report or recommendation?
CHAIRMAN. It is moved and seconded that we accept the report without the recommendation. All in favor will please say "aye;" opposed, "no." Carried.
READER. Listen a few moments, ladies. Here is a message from our Chairman of Tellers requesting more tellers. A great many have failed to appear who promised faithfully to serve this morning. She now asks for more. Won't you name them and send them to her?
A MEMBER. I call for volunteers, if I am not out of order.
CHAIRMAN. The Chairman calls for volunteers, but they must come from the alternates.
A MEMBER. I feel a great sympathy for the women who are doing the work for us to-night, and I volunteer my services if you will accept them.
CHAIRMAN. The Chairman wishes three more. Will the District of Columbia send any tellers ?
READER. The Chair requests me to say that there is no ByLaw or rule limiting how these tellers shall be apportioned; they may be from anywhere, just so they volunteer.
Mrs. McWILLIAMS. If I can help Mrs. Avery I will be very glad to offer my services.
Mrs. HARRISON. The Philadelphia Chapter will contribute one more.
Mrs. LINDSAY. I move we adjourn.
CHAIRMAN. It has been moved and seconded that we adjourn. All in favor will please say "aye;" opposed, "no." It is passed. (10.15 p. m.)
MORNING SESSION, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1899. CHAIRMAN (Mrs. Jewett, 10.33). The Congress will be in order; prayer by the Chaplain General.
CHAPLAIN GENERAL. Let us pray. Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, before whose face generations have arisen and passed away, age after age infinitely, we come thanking Thee for past favors and imploring a continuance of Thy loving kindness. We would pray for our country, our Father. Remember in great mercy Thy servant the President of the United States, and all who are associated with him in executive trust. Both lzouses of Congress remember to bless. Give us rulers after Thine own heart, God-loving and Godhonoring men, who will not be slaves to public opinion, but competent to hold, to control, and to elevate it. Meet with us and direct us in our deliberations to-day. Grant that when we have served Thee in our day and generation, we may be gathered unto our fathers, having the testimony of a good conscience, in favor with Thee our God, and in perfect charity with the world. We humbly beg it all in the name of Him who hath taught us to say, Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
Mr. Foster. First and second and fourth stanzas of “My Country, 'Tis of Thee.”'
CHAIRMAN. We will listen to the reading of the minutes. (Reader reads them.) CHAIRMAN. Are there any corrections?
Mrs. McLean. I would beg that the minutes record the fact that I asked that my name be not brought forward as a candidate for the Presidency. It was a public request on my part, and I would be glad to have the minutes record it.
CHAIRMAN. The Chair asks that it be done.
retiring State Regent is Mrs. Depue; our present State Regent, our newly elected one, is Miss Batcheller.
Miss Pike. After the nomination of Mrs. Daniel Manning it was moved by Miss Pike that the nominations be closed, and another member of the Congress moved that the Recording Secretary General should be instructed to cast the vote of the Congress.
CHAIRMAN. The Chair ruled that motion out of order, to instruct the Recording Secretary General to cast the ballot.
Miss Pike. I have another correction to make. When we were preparing to vote, Miss Pike asked that the Congress should decide who were eligible to be reëlected. That preceded Mrs. Ballinger's motion in regard to Speaker Reed.
Mrs. Thom. Maryland had the honor of seconding Mrs. Manning.
Mrs. BALLINGER. I request that the Recording Secretary General correct the mistakes in regard to Speaker Reed's opinion. His opinion was that when we amended our Constitution we nullified the old and could only act under the new.
READER. Ladies, the Recording Secretary General asked me to say, before reading these minutes, that doubtless there were some mistakes about the State Regents; she would be very glad to receive corrections in writing, because she wants the list to be perfectly correct.
CHAIRMAN. Is there anything further with regard to corrections? If there is nothing further the minutes will stand approved; the minutes are approved.
READER. I am requested by the Chair to state that the minutes of the evening session, which began at 9 o'clock, are not yet completed, but will be submitted later.
CHAIRMAN. We will now have the report of the Chairman of Tellers, Mrs. Avery.
Mrs. Avery. Members of the Eighth Continental Con'gress, there were 411 names checked on the official roll of voters. When the ballot box was opened there were 411 ballots in the box. The following is the detailed report:
Of the 411, 398 voted for President General. Mrs. Manning received 398 votes. [Great applause.]
For Vice-President General in Charge of Organization, 381 votes were cast, Mrs. Howard receiving 380; one scattering. [Applause.)
Vice-Presidents General for two years: Mrs. Deere, 153 (I will say that it takes 206 to elect); Mrs. Rathbone, 227 [Applause) ; Miss Forsyth, 259 [Applause] ; Mrs. Sternberg, 276 [Applause] ; Miss Miller, 59; Mrs. Lindsay, 319 [Applause] ; Mrs. Griscomb, 201; Mrs. Depue, 73; Mrs. Hatch, 166; Mrs. Emerson, 196; Mrs. Fairbanks, 259 [Applause) ; Mrs. O'Neil, 203; Mrs. Newman, 204; Mrs. Fuller, 253 (Applause) ; Miss Benning, 92; Mrs. Sperry, 245 [Applause] ; Mrs. Taplin, 147; Mrs. Tittmann, 116; Mrs. Cameron, 141; Mrs. Colton, 362 [Great applause). You have elected eight of the ten Vice-Presidents General for two years.
Vice-Presidents General for one year: Mrs. Barber, 243 [Applause] ; Nírs. Stakely, 264 [Applause) ; Mrs. Crossman, 198; Mrs. Frye, 325 [Applause] ; Miss Temple, 266 [Applause] ; Mrs. Goodloe, 158; Mrs. Penn, 187; Miss Johnston, 147; Mrs. Mell, 120; Mrs. Chipman, 101; Mrs. Cheney, 268 [Applause] ; Mrs. Warren, 69; Mrs. Roebling, 191; Mrs. Oliphant, 53; Mrs. Thaw, 117; Mrs. Burrows, 276 (Applause) ; Mrs. Shippen, 195; Mrs. Nash, 274 [Applause]; Miss Wheeler, 343 [Applause). Ladies, you have elected eight out of the ten Vice-Presidents General for one year. [Applause.]
Chaplain General: Mrs. Smoot, 253 [Applause) ; Mrs. Hartsock, 135.
Recording Secretary General: Mrs. Akers, 390. (Applause.]
Corresponding Secretary General: Mrs. Henry, 389. [.pplause.]
Treasurer General: Mrs. Darwin, 391. [Applause.)
Assistant Historian General: Mrs. Hatcher, 392. [Applause.] ·
Librarian General: Miss McBlair, 388. [Applause.)