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WOMAN
LIBRARY YEAR IN IOWA
Federation Convention at Council Bluffs Hears
Reports on This Issue, Paramount for Two
Years—Model Program Presented.
The lowa club women met In large i I
numbers this week in Council Bluffs for *
the fourth biennial convention of the lowa .
Federation of Women's Clubs. The at- i
tondance of 225 delegates and numerous i
visitors taxed rather heavily the resources t
of the city. Most of the women were ex
tended cordial and delightful hospitality s
in the homes, which was an important ]
feature both of the pleasure and profit t
of,the occasion. 1
In the Broadway Methodist church the £
large platform arranged specially for the <
meeting was edged with dracenas and \
palms and groups of palms gave a garden- <
like appearance to which beautiful flowers £
added. The wall back of it was covered (
tv a considerable height with the attrac- •;
tive, small satin banners containing the ]
names of many of the lowa clubs. Above ]
these flags were effectively grouped. j
The machinery of the lowa federation is
so well adjusted and oiled and the spirit
of the organization is so harmonious that
business occupied but a comparatively \
small part of the three days' convention, r
and except for an altogether unforeseen t
departure- its transaction would have in- i
terfered in no way with the literary pro- 1
gram. That being the case the program j
should be regarded as a triumph in that i
domain. It was not overcrowded and it (
was admirably divided between general c
addresses and papers and practical work- i
ing formulae and reports of progress on J
work undertaken. \
The aesthetic side of life received due j
consideration. It was not only discussed, c
but was illustrated in the attractive set- t
ting of the church, in the fine musical i
numbers that formed part of each pro- j i
gram, and in the dreams of gowns worn t
by the women. There was no ostenta- 11
tious display of elaborate dress, but the • t
dainty summer frocks were very attrac- j £
tive. The groups of pretty girls who i r
served as ushers had been requested to j
wear shirt waists in the morning and ]
organdies, dimities, etc.. in the afternoon s
and full dress in the evening, and this t
example was quite generally followed. c
The chief art program was given a
Thursday evening, when Lorado Taft, the l
Chicago sculptor, gave an illustrated lee-
ture on "American Sculptors and Painters c
of To-day." This whs preceded by a t
half hour of music and the evening was
arranged and presided over by Mrs. Har- j;
riet C. Towner of Corning, a member of «
the art committee. Last evening was oc- 1
cupied by a muslcale given by Council £
Bluffs musicians. Miss Robinson, piano, j
and Messrs. Gareissen and Steckelberg, j
vocal. Following this program, the new v
officers were introduced and the report
of the committee on resolutions was read. <
The Special Library Work. i
The program was well divided and login
cally grouped. The meeting began with c
the organization of the convention and &
the officers' reports. In the afternoon the t
committee reports led up to the special c
library work of the federation, which has r
been given the chief place during the c
past two years. A special committee to D
work for the establishment of a state
library comm had been appointed. *
in addition to the standing library com
mittee. Mrs. Harriet C. Towner, chair- j
man of this committee, announced the
complete success of its work. The four
appointive members of the commission are
Mrs. Towner, Corning; Mrs. D. W. Norris, r
Grinnell; Miss Jessie Waite, Burlington; j
and Captain Johnston, Fort Dodge. The a
secretary of the commission, who is the
only salaried officer, is Miss Alice Tyler, fi
who began her work in the fall. c
Miss Tyler is bending her energies first r
to extending the library work to all of t
the principal towns and seeing that the £
libraries are organized on a firm founda-
tion; in twelve weeks she has visited j
sixteen towns, giving aid and counsel in *
library work. The traveling library is J
not now controlled by the commission, J
but directed by the state librarian. Hew-
ever, Mr. Brigham is an ex-officio mem- t
ber of the commission and the work of j
the traveling library and the commission
are closely correlated. In the future un- *
doubtedly an effort will be made to have
the traveling library turned over to the
commission, as one of its principal uses
is as an incentive to towns to establish
permanent libraries.
Although the lowa appropriation for the .
traveling library is not large, a part of
it has been invested in books for a special J
loan collection. These can be drawn <
singly or in numbers up to twenty-five by =
Individuals or organizations. If the* col- '
lection does not contain books asked for -
and they are of sufficient general interest,
they are jmchased to fill a request. This
privilege is much appreciated and is being
much used. A small library on household i
economics was arranged at the request of j
the federation committee and other similar i
collections are prepared as they are
called for. These may be retained for
from three to six months.
The report of the standing library com- j
mittee was made by Mrs. Flora Spencer j
Barkley of Boone. who gave briefly the:
recitalof the work done by all of the state
clubs for library extension and improve- |
ment. lowa now has fifty public libraries
and twenty-seven free subscription
libraries. The details of this and the;
other standing committees" reports were
printed and distributed to the delegates :
for reference and only the leading points
and special recommendations were read.
Miss Tyler in an extended treatment of
the general topic of library expansion, ;
told of her ambition to establish a library
in each of the county seats not already
provided with libraries and in each town
of over 1,000 inhabitants. Miss Tyler pre
dicts a greater future for the traveling
library system than can now be realized
and noted the experiment being made in
Springfield, Ohio, of a house-to-house de
livery of library books. She also called
attention to the fact that the library
movement had passed beyond the stage of
considering chiefly the collection and
preservation of books; Its chief thought
now is selection and correct valuation of j
books in order that libraries may be
adapted to the needs of the patrons and
tfeat the standards may be raised. Miss
Tyler suggested to clubs as possible fields
for their efforts, the formation of local
historical collections and relics (notj
trash) end the building up of reference
departments by gradually supplying books \
which small libraries could not afford to j
buy.
The report on village improvement work I
was given by Mrs. Maria C. Bibbs and j
showed the growing interest and im- |
portance of that work. In the discussion
several reiterated the warning that it was
better to insist on the performance of
duty by health officers and other officials
than to take neglected work out of their
hands, no matter how well the volunteer
workers might do.
Edncational Work.
NVxt to the library work, educational
work has occurred the chief plare in the
attention of tne lowa federal ion during j
the past two years Mrs. Lynian Hurd made
no verbal report, but gave the whole of
her time to a discussion of compulsory;
education considered in its relation to
lowa conditions. The bill prepared and
introduced by the state federation failed
of passage, because, as the chairman said,
•We had no political pull, had thought
lobbying undignified, and relied upon the
merit of the case and its able presentation
to the school committee for success."
The discussion, opened by an incisive
statement of the needs of such a law in
lowa by Miss Ruby Buffman, principal of
the Bedford school, who made the able
presentation before the school committee,
alluded to above, was a most enlightening
one and each listener should have armed
herself from it for all future arguments
on the subject, for its difficulties, the real
and superficial objections and methods of
enforcement, were all clearly set forth.
The other speakers were Mrs. Brown of
lowa City and Mrs. Flora K. Sammis of
Le Mars, both of whom handled tlie sub
ject well.
Women of the Press.
The most entertaining program and one
which provoked much interesting com
ment was the press hour, in which four
bright newspaper women gave their opin
ions upon a variety of themes more or
less closely associated with the newspaper
and the club woman. The hour was ar
ranged by Mrs. Martha P. Johnston of
Ottuniwa. managing editor of the Demo
crat, the only woman in the state occupy
ing such a position on a daily paper. Mrs.
Johnston who has long been a federated
woman assured the club women that clubs
and their projects would be failures with
out the press, yet its representatives had
been remorselesly sidetracked by politics.
Although the program had been deferred,
it was given its full time and, instead of
being cut. completely shouldered the bird
hour out of the day, for the carriage drive
through the Fairmount Park, commanding
a view of the surrounding country, could
not be made wait for anybody's paper.
Mrs. Allan Davvson of the Dcs Moines
Leader laid upon women the heavy re
sponsibility for all of the shortcomings of
the press saying that if women knew the
standing of the papers which they took
and would only patronize those they knew
to be clean, honest and good such a course
would change the yellowest sheet to any
color women might like, for only the kind
they approved could survive.
Miss Jennie G. Keith, editor of a Cam
bridge weekly newspaper gave a talk on
"Woman's Opportunity in Country Jour
nalism" which sparkled with wit. It
eulogized the field without giving the im
pression that its advantages could be eas
ily attained. They meant hard work but
were worth working for.
Miss Bertha D. Knobe in her address on
"The Newspaper Women" made a splen
did defense of her profession against
thoughtless sneers, selfish objections of
men workers and the unjustifiable criti
cism which often come from club women
as well as others. The latter she at
tributed in part to lack of a good mutual
cisms which often come from club women
real success in newspaper work and suc
cess that was achieved against odds. The
newspaper woman has now arrived at the
point where it is generally conceded she
can do some things better than men. One
of her most important attributes is re
liability.
The Study of Birds.
Bird study was deferred until yesterday
morning and the speakers were Mrs. W.
L. Cooper of Burlington, where there is
an enthusiastic bird class and Rev. Mar
garet T. Olmstead of Storm Lake. The
afternoon was completely occupied by the
consideration of domestic science and
manual training, topics of much interest
to the women of the federation. The
speakers were Mrs. Mary Moody Pugh
of Omaha. vice president of the
National Household Economic As
sociation, on "Simpler Living;" Mrs.
Nellie S. Kedzie of Bradley Poly
technic Institute of Peoria, which is
doing excellent work in domestic science
training, on "Teaching Domestic Econ
omy," and Professor W. M. Beardshear,
Ames, on '"Training of Our Youth To
wards L'seful Occupations."
The social feature of the convention was
a large reception at the Grand Hotel
Wednesday evening, where about forty
women were in the receiving line which
extended across the ball room. The guests
were presented by Miss Caroline Dodge,
chairman of the local committee to the
officers of the federation, the special
guests of honor, the speakers from abroad,
and the other members of the local board.
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estry blue canvas, with an annexation flounce
tucked into the skirt. The bodice is of pale blue
crepe with bolero of the canvas and much nar
row black velvet ribbon used on waistcoat, col
lar and under sleeves.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
Flowers, music and ices contributed to
the pleasure of the occasion.
To Miss Dodge belongs chiefly the credit
for the admirable arrangements for the
convention, each detail of which was
planned and carried out carefully. Miss
Dodge is a brilliant young woman attor
ney who belongs to a family prominent in
the city and state and she has a large
practice. She is not only president of the
Woman's Club and treasurer of the state
federation, but is a social leader. She is
a woman of fine education and has profited
by her advantages. Miss Dodge was ably
seconded in her work by Mrs. Walter I.
Smith, chairman of the reception com
mi(|tee, and wife of the congressman of
the district. The local board consisted
of the presidents of nine clubs of the city,
for the four unfederated clubs joined with
the federated clubs in entertaining the
convention.
LITTLE MISS VINCENT'S
REMARKABLY SWEET VOICE
Although but Fifteen Years Old She Has Been a Favorite Sfnger
at the Church of the Immaculate Conception
for Several Years.
Ica\ Mi^. Frances Vinceut;. VSJ
Miss Frances Vincent has been heard at
a number of concerts this winter and
Minneapolis people are wondering what
the future has in store for her. She is
only 15 years old and has a marvelou3ly
sweet, lyric soprano voice. For several
years she has been a favorite singer in
Immaculate Conception church, where her
sympathic rendition of familiar hymns is
always an attraction. She furnishes all
of the music at the 9 o'clock mass one
morning of the month when her fellow
singers go to communion.
Miss Vincent has sung ever since she
was a wee child. She was only a small
school girl when she attracted the atten
tion of Emil Ober-Hoffer, who was or
ganist at the Immaculate Conception
church. She was attending the parish
school and used to steal into the church
to listen to Mr. Ober-Hoffer practice. He
heard her sing and was interested at
once. Her first lessons were taken from
him. They were very informal affairs,
hardly worth the name of lessons, and
consisted of perhaps a scale or an exer
cise which she sang when she was at
work or at play until she satisfied the
critical ear of her teacher.
It is only within the past year* that the
young vocalist has taken regular lessons.
She is now a pupil og Fraulein Schoen-
Rene and for a short time, earlier in the
year, she took lessons of George Norming
ton. choirmaster of St. Marks' church.
Miss Vincent is very fond of sacred
music and her long connection with the
The charm of the season added much to
the pleasure of the occasion, for the city
was made like a garden spot by the tender
green foliage and the profusion of blos
soming shrubs and trees.
In addition to the many interesting
women active in the federation and the
speakers, there were present as' gue3ts,
Mrs. Lydia Phillips Williams, president
of the Minnesota federation; Mrs. Draper
Smith, president of the Nebraska federa
tion; Mrs. Belle M. Stoutenborough, ex
president of the Nebraska federation;
Miss Young, dean of women at the State
University of lowa, formerly of the Uni
versity of Minnesota; Mrs. Maria Purdy
Peck of Davenport, vice president of the
National Council of Women; Mrs. Eiddie
F. Richards, state regent for lowa for the
D. A. R., and many prominent Nebraska
club women.
—Martha Scott Anderson.
small choir of Immaculate Conception
church has made her quite familiar with
it. She is also fond of popular music and
frankly confesses that she does not know
enough about music to understand all that
there is in much of the classical com
positions.
She is still so young thet it is impossi
ble to say what her voice will develop
into. She has no ambitions for the Mecca
of most singers, grand opera. "I am en
tirely too small to sing in grand opera."
she confesses, surveying her small self
half ruefully. She is not too small for
light opera and the thought makes her
eyes dance and brings a smile to her face.
But as yet opera of any kind is a day
dream and lessons and home duties oc
cupy all of her time. She is a pupil at
the Holy Angels' Academy and spends
half of every day under the tutelage of
the sisters.
A few weeks ago she sang before the
Schubert Club in St. Paul and confesses
to a few tremors on that occasion. Or
dinarily she is little troubled with self
consciousness and sings with an ease and
simplicity both charming and childlike.
"The ladies of the Schubert Club are so
critical," she explained, "I did not mind
them after I began my first song and they
were kind enough to like my singing."
Next fall little Miss Vincent will de
vote herself almost entirely to her music
and busy, busy years stretch before her
in which she will cultivate the great gift
which has been given her.
A very harmonious blending of soft pastel
colors is observed in this luxurious tea gown of
the palest pink crepe chiffon and old yellow lace.
A soft mass of frills and draperies it graces any
wearer.
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MISS HELEN HAY'S LATEST POEM
Secretary of State's Daughter De
scribes the Tragic Wooing of
a South Sea Maiden.
Washington—Advance sheets of Miss
Helen Hay's latest poem. "The Rose of
Dawn," have been received here.
The story is of a maiden of the South
Seas and her strange and tragic wooing.
Many of the climaxes are wrought in a
6tyle which shows great and developing
strength. Like all Miss Hay's works, this
poem abounds in image and metaphor.
There is hardly a blemish in the work,
and the only regret is that in one of tlie
finer passages the poet has appropriated
one of Byron's boldest figures of speech—
"For in the dark the music of her face
smote on the boy till he could bear no
more."
The use of this metaphor subjected
Byron to severe criticism, and the appro
priation of the idiom by Miss Hay is con
sidered unfortunate.
The story abounds in vigorous flights of
fancy, and the first scene is a spirited de
scription of a tribal fishing party, where
the chiefs and braves of the Fijis go to
take the great bonita, one of the strong
est sea fish. * ,
In this passage the tragic hero is Intro
duced:
With, folded arms he gravely watched the
rest
And-gave them salutation haughtily.
L'hila he was called, and in hia veins
There ran a slender stream of northern blood.
He bore upon his old and indolent heart.
Scarred with the sins of war, a white device.
Taka, daughter of chiefs and Fiji's pride,
Lily of maidens, was betrothed to him.
Desirous eyes kinged him with envy's crown.
And then the bathing of the tropical maidens,
when
One with daring skill
Curved her sweet length to lie within the
palm
Of a strong wave, and so brought to shore.
THE FOE OF MARRIAGE
IS HERSELF A BRIDE
New York—The World's Paris cable
states that all Paris is laughing at Mile.
Marie Anne de Bovet, apostle of free love
and opponent of matrimony. She has just
surrendered to Cupid, and her husband
is a boy of 19. The bride is 34 years old.
"Well," she says to her protesting
friends with a shrug of her shouldors,
"it was love at first sight, that is all,
and my husband is manly enough to be
the husband of any woman, no matter how
strong-minded."
The bride is, perhaps, the most daring
woman novelist in France. Into all her
books she has woven a protest against
marriage and a plea for free love. Never
theless she always has been a great fa
vorite in the American colony because
she speaks English and adores Americans.
Her family is one of the most aristocratic
in France. They entertain lavishly and
Americans are always present.
When but 2G years old this daring young
Frenchwoman attained the distinction
seldom offered to women of an election
to the Societe de Gens de Lettres. She
began her literary career with transla
tions from the English. Her taste was
far from frivolous. She translated "Le
Journal de Gordon Pasha a Khartoum,"
"La Politique Europene" and "La Coeur
de George 11. et Guillaume IV." Then
she branched out into original efforts
with great success.
She contributed to Figaro, Gaulois, Il
lustration and La Revue Bleu under the
norn de plume of "Mab." She showed
ready wit and a keen desire to upset con
ventions.
All this is at variance with her per
sonality. She is petite, vivacious, blond
and charming. She lives in the fashion
able Faubourg St. Germain, and she does
her work in a sombre sanctum which con
trasts strongly with her light and airy
ways.
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The North-Western Line. Tickets and
information at 382 Robert st, St. Paul;
413 Nicollet ay, Minneapolis.
The very perfection of Oriental grace and
beauty is achieved in this pearl white satin
Kimona to be used for an afternoon tea robe.
Blue iris flowers with pale green sea weeds are
artistically embroidered on the rich surface: or
when seen, the crepe lining, showing a charm
ing glimpse of the iris coloring.
When the labor of the day began the
poet abandons for a moment the rhythmic
blank verse to tell how
With little songs they pearled the air.
Hush—it is Taka singing,
Far away
In a fountain dwelt a maiden. *
Vhen-the silver moon was high
She was glad, but heavy laden
Was she when its light must die,
Far away.
Came a stranger brave to love her—
Loved her when the moon was high.
When the moon grew pale above her
Love grew pale and like to die,
Far away.
Far away
From the fountain's mist he drew her,
Happy' while the moon was high;
Waning, fled she. Her pursuer
Held her back and saw her die,
Far away.
Another maiden sighs of
Little brown streams, slim as my fingers.
Running and laughing while the light lingers,
Have you no dreams, little brown streams?
While Uhila is making preparations for
his marriage to Taka, and the maidens are
singing, a youthful chief, Malua, comes
from a distant isle, and with passionate
courtship conquers the heart of the be
trothed maiden.
Xo word was ssfld.
She knew not that she loved; he only knew
She was the moon of women. But their
hearts,
Wiser than they, had flowered into one.
•Uhila, "the lightenings" return, and his
discovery that his betrothed loves the
handsome young stranger, and that his
life has been injured since the dawning
and before the noon, are splendidly told,
and with a strength and masterful sweep
of language and idea.
Quickly, then, the tragedy • organizes
itself. Night comes on, and the young
lover wanders in acstacy through the
THE WAR OF THE DAUGHTERS
Mrs. Flora Adams Darling Gives the Secret History of the Founding
and Early Disruption of the First Woman's Ancestral
Patriotic Society.
Mrs. Flora Adams Darling, founder of
the D. A. R., the D. R. and the United
States Daughters of 1812, has prepared
an account of the founding of these so
cieties which may throw some light on
the famous "war of the daughters." She
presents records and letters in confirma
tion of her story and all of the important
documents are reproduced in fac-simile.
Mrs. Darling offers her history of the
daughters as a proof that the records of
the D. A. R. have been altered to cover
the false story of the founding which the
board of managers of 1891 set up, and
which has since been perpetuated. A great
part of this history has never been pub
lished before, and the records came to
Mrs. Darling when she was the founder
general In charge of organization.
The patriotic orders which have de
veloped from the Alpha chapter organized
by Mrs. Darling in Washington, D: C,
in 1890, now spread over the entire coun
try and embrace a membership of over
75,000 women of revolutionary ancestry,
women who are the leaders of the social
and intellectual world.
The idea of forming an association of
women to preserve revolutionary relics
came to Mrs. Darling during the centen
nial celebration of 1876, and by 1884 she
had so far perfected her plans that she
discussed them with her friend. Miss
Eugenia Washington, who was enthusi
astic over the project. In 1889, while Mrs.
Darling was in Washington, she called
upon Miss Washington and suggested that
the centennial celebration over the in
auguration of the first president of the
United States, which was then in prog
ress, made a propitious occasion upon
which to launch the Revolutionary Relic
society. They interested a dozen women
in the plan and many promises of relics
were made.
In the spring of 1890 Mrs. Darling was
the guest of General Marcus J. Wright of
Washington, who was at that time busily
engaged in the formation of the District
of Columbia Chapter of the S. A. R. The
close resemblance of the objects of the
society with those of the Revolutionary
Relic Society interested Mrs. Darling and
she spoke of it to General Wright. He
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Appropriation of One of Byron'j
Figures of Speech the Only
Blemish in the Work.
scenes where he had loved during the day.
Uhila chooses his moment to murder.
"Malua, now a cause, was in the hands
that sought his throat." In the Homerio
contest of the two lovers the boy ia
thrown, but, seizing a stone, kills his an
tagonist. Malua seeks the maiden, in
forms her that their love has been fraught
with blood, and the girl's struggle, the
utter remorse and fear of the conquering
lover make up the final scene, in which
Taka finally yields, and they, "children
of the sun went forth to meet the sunrise
and the day."
The poem is less than a thousand lines
In' length, but it completely enfolds iter
story. The authoress never makes a com
parison throughout the tale. Her poetry
is always couched in forceful and brilliant
metaphor, and throughout the most pas
sionate scenes of the wooing a delicate
fancy clothes the picture of these chil-*
dren, so that the tale is as sweet and pure
as a nursery legend, while at the same
time it analyzes with unfaltering purpose,
the mysterious passions of the. heart. The
maiden embodies pure love, unshamed but
modest. The man is gentle, with a cer
tainty of his possession. The scene of the
tropics, where the "sun of the south gilds
even toil until it becomes a poet's pas
time," are delineated so that conscious
ness of their beauty rises as the lines run
along. ,
Miss Hay, of course, has never seen the
southern seas or their islands, but a warm
friendship exists between herself and Dr.
Stoddard, the poet and lover of those isl
and paradises. Miss Hay has also made
considerable research into the literature
of her subject, and portrays with feeling
the simple customs of the gentle savages.
Her first venture in literature was a
brochure styled "Some Verses," her next a
string of nursery rhymes, "The Little Boy
Book."
advised her to do nothing until after the
Sons had decided whether or not they
would accept women members. They de
cided not to do so, however, and Mrs.
Darling and Miss Washington worked in
a quiet way through the summer for the
organization of their own society. •
Miss Mary Desha, who had become in
terested in it through Miss Washington,
■was instrumental in the organization of a
society called the Wimodaughsis, a bene
fit organization of the wives, mothers,
daughters and sisters of the United States.
The name was derived from a combina
tion of the first parts of the four words.
Many of the members were eligible to Mrs.
Darling's society and afterwards became
members of it.
The initial meeting of the Daughters of
the American Revolution was held Oct.
11, 1890, instead of Oct. 9, 1890, as claimed
by Miss Desha, Miss Washington, Mrs.
Ellen Hardin Walworth and Mrs. Mary S.
Lockwood, who claim to be the founders
of the D. A. R. The latter date was the
time of the first meeting of the Wimo
daughsis.
Mrs. Benjamin Harrison was chosen the
president general and Miss Desha was
appointed by Mrs. Darling as chairman of
the executive board. This appointment
was not pleasing to Mrs. Harrison on the
ground that the chairman would represent
her and should be a married woman of
some position. Mrs. M. E. Cabell of
Washington was appointed in. Miss Desha'*
place.
William O. McDowell of New Jersey,
one of the organizers of the S. A. R., was
present at this first meeting and is largely
responsible, according to Mrs. Darling for
the disruption of the society. It was the
intention of the founder to make the so
ciety lineal, but through the efforts o£
Miss Desha and others a clause was in
serted In the constitution, to admit
through the descendants of the mother of
a patriot. Mrs. Darling and her friends
considered this manifestly unjust as a
woman might have had but one loyal son
and ten Tory children. By the clause the
descendants of the Tory children wers
equally eligible with those of the patriot.
There was constant friction and the
Washington society grew more arbitrary,
until it issued a circular by which it an
nounced the removal of Mrs. Darling
from her position as vice president gen
eral in charge of organization.
When the constitution of the D. A. R.
was changed, Mrs. Darling and the state
societies of New York and New Jersey
refused to recognize the validity of the
means that were adopted to effect the
change. Their protest being ineffectual,
Mrs. Darling, on June 18, 1891, sent in
her resignation as vice president general,
and with the members of the Darling
Chapter of New York city, organized the
Daughters of the Revolution—a society
that has maintained the strict lineal eligi
bility requirements. From that date to
the present the two societies have kept
apart, and all efforts at union have prov
en futile. Mrs. Darling publishes the
compromise sho suggested, and again
presents it as a possible means of union.
Mrs. Darling is the widow of General
Edward Irving Darlin and a member of the
famous Adams family. She has written
a number of successful novels, and has
contributed to magazines and papers for
many years. Among her notable books
are- '"Mrs. Darling's Letters, a Memoir
of the Civil War"; A Winning Wayward
Woman"; "A Social Diplomat"; "The
Senator's Daughter"; and "Was It a Just
Verdict?" She has received the degree of
A. M. and A. B. in recognition of her
literary work and her distinguished posi
tion in patriotic, musical and art circles.
She has presented a clear and concise
account of the famous war among the
daughters. The book is attractively
bound in blue and yellow, the D. R. colors,
and is from the press of the Independence
Publishing company of Philadelphia.
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