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THE WASHINGTON HERAU5. SUNDAY. JANUARY 14. 1912.
FRATERNAL SOCIETY NOTES
January lS-rotnnue. No. 5. M. M.: Benlamio B.
French, No. U. F. C.: Aaaewtia. No, a. E. A.;
Mount Pleasant No. JJ. M. 11.
January MNattonaL Na It, M. M.: Uim it
Pukcr. Na 27; King DaU, Not 26 special F. a
JunaiT H Waahinitao Centennial. No. '; Usujs,
No. 2S, E. A.: Kisc Solomon. Na St,
January lsNaral, No. I; Lafayette, Na U: Pen-
uipoa, i 3. s. A.; vYUnam B. Hlnfletcn. No. an,
January t Cdamlia. Na 3; Lebanon, No. 7. M.
ju. , nirim. na iff; ec joon s, A& ll.
ROTAL ARCH CHAPTERS.
January U-LafajeUe, Na 5, P. M.; vvuMnztaa
.MTU. Na . if. JI.
January IT CotmnbU. No. 1; BrizhtirDod, Na t
Jumuj U-Capitol. Na II.
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR COSIMANDEBIES.
January 15-Onent, Na I.
JimuT U Potnraac Na X
January lS-Oohnnbla, Na i
ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED S00TTI8H HITS
January ls-HUhna Loose of IYrfecUoo. Na I
EASTERN STAR CHAPTERS.
Jtnuuy lS-Ruth. Na L
January 18 JUi(h. Na J.
January IT Arema, Na It
January 1-Eather. Na S.
January 19 Martha, Na 4.
The members of the Grand Chapter,
Royal Arch Masons of the District of
Columbia, headed by Moses D. Mali,
grand high priest, made their annual visi
tation to Anacostia Chapter. No. 12. R. A.
M, last Monday night Following the
regular business of the visitation, a pro
gramme was given which Included an
address by Rev. William G. Davenport,
-n "The relation or the Scriptures to
Masonry." a barytone solo by Charles
F Roberts, a tenor solo by Milton J
Fllliis. and a barytone solo by Charles
. Stevens. Aftr the programme the
ladles of Electa Chapter, Order of the
Eastern Star, served a buffet supper In
the banquet room Toasts were respond
ed to by Grand High Priest Mull. Past
Orand High Priest J. J. Foble, of Mary
land, and Grand King Adolphus Gude.
The Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Ma
sons, made the annual visitation to Mount
lloreb Chapter. No. 7. R. A M.. last
Tuesday night, at the New Masonic Tem
Pie Following the regular visitation
remonles a social good time was had.
Visitations of the Grand Chapter. Royal
r-h Mason", this week will occur as fol
lows To Washington Naval Chapter, No.
r It. A- M . at Naval Lodge Hall, Fourth
street and Pennsylvania avenue south
cast, Tuesday night, to Brlghtwood Chap
ter No 9, R. A. M., at Brlghtwood. Wed
nesday night, and to Capitol Chapter. No.
li. Bt Northeast Temple. Twelfth and It
streets northeast, Thursday night
large silver loving cup was pre
sented to Capt Frank E. Gibson last
Tuesday night by the camp guard of
Albert Pike Consistory. No. 1. .
s R., for the Interest he has manifested
in Instructing the guard In fancy drill.
The presentation was made by Brother
timer c Wood, who congratulated Capt
Gibson on the success the camp guard
had made under his command
The guard team will continue to have
drills on each Tuesday evening during
January and February.
MOOCnX WOODMEN OF AMERICA.
The ofllcers of Columbia Camp, Na
livjs. Modern Woodmen of America, were
installed last Thursday evening In their
-amp hall, 1012 Ninth street northwest,
l'v Deputy Head Consul D. A Dcfandorf.
assisted by Deputy Escort W G. Hun
Ter. and an able corps of assistants. At
f 30 the Installing officers entered the
hall to the strains of a march by the
The follow Ing officers were inducted Into
office Consul. F. E. Reppert: past con
- '" J E. Miller, adviser, John II. Red
i lond banker, Orlando B Bowman, clerk.
I- A Royse. escort. C W. Veach; watch
i Hi J U Landr. sentry, W A. Turner;
t ustee, William C Botelr. camp phy
si Un- Drs. s C Johnson, G. S. Barn
hart and E J Gunning.
The derutv head consul highly compli
mented Consul Reppert for the manner In
v hich he had piloted the affairs of the
ramp for the past two years, and wished
for the camp the greatest of success for
the present year
The consul. In taking over the reins of
the camp for the third term, thanked the
neighbors for the very high honor con
ferred upon him and for the hearty sup
port given him during the past two year",
and assured the camp that he would do
everything In his power to make the
present year the most successful In the
li story of Columbia Camp.
The neighbors then retired to the ban-
net hall, where a beautiful repast had
i n prepared by the entertainment com
i 'tec. during which time the following
r-ogrammo was rendered' Music by
I ( orchestra, piano solo. Prof. John W
-' rp Illustrated poems by Prof. Raln
i side lights on woodcraft, by WI1I-
m C Boteler. address by Delegate W.
1 i Pole songs bj the camp quartet.
mrvsed of M E Anderson, tenor. W.
' Bnteler, soprano; W II Cole, first
-s and J K Miller, second bass
Tlio consul appointed J L. Gibson as
lef forester, who atf responded with
t ir assurance that h would endeavor to
1 .ild up a forester"" team that would
not be excelled bv any In the District
Several new applications were received
nd alMiut 100 members were present
The Installation of officers of Wash
ington Camp, No. 11(61, Modern Woodmen
f America, was held Thursday and was
WARNING TO PARENTS.
It Is risky to feed raw milk and
cream to children or Invalids un
less you are sure that at the farm
wb'ch produces the milk the utmost
cleanliness Is observed at all times,
particularly during milking; that
the employes are thoroughly heal
thy and cleanly persons, that the
cows axe free from diseases, that
the water used for rinsing Is of un
doubted purity, and that the milk
is quickly cooled and kept cold and
covered until delivered to you.
Raw milk often produces Tuber
culosis. Scarlet Fever, also Ty
phoid and other Intestinal dis
eases. We can guard against Infection
by properly pasteurizing milk or
by home pasteurization.
Properly pasteurizing mflk (and
cream) by keeping It at 140 dec
F for twenty to thirty minutes
does not affect Its nutritive value
nor its digestibility. Quick or com
mercial pasteurization, however. Is
Tou can home pasteurize raw
milk by heating tt to near boiling;
then cool, and keep cold and cor- i
ered until used.
Most Indigestion in babies U
caused by milk too rich In cream.
Societj for Pmenlion of Si:he,
attended by a large crowd, notwithstand
ing the Inclement weather.
Hon. Charles E. Pickett, member of
Congress from Iowa, made an -eloquent
address, which was well received.
State Deputy A. E. Chaffee. r the
Modern Woodmen, acted as Installing of
ficer, and the following officers were in
stalled for the ensuing year: Consul. Dr.
H. R. Perry; past consul, R. V. IL
Jama: adviser, A. B. Madison; banker,
D. M- Keeton; clerk. Van W. Roberts;
escort. E. Fordan; watchman. A- R.
Jaeger; sentry, R. S. Peterson; board
of trustees, F. II. Grttton. C. C. Coulter,
and H. H. Burroughs: physicians, Drs.
Thomas Ltovllle, F. W. Braden. Fred
Repeta E. P. Klnelpp. J. W. Stone, and
H. B. Coblentz.
The audience was favored with solos
by Mrs. TV. T. Reed, contralto; Mrs.
W. C. SterJln at piano, and B. .A. Line
back, basso; Mrs. Hope Hopkins Bur
roughs nt piano. Both singers responded
to encores. After the installation re
freshments were served, fhllowod y
Tho ofllcers for the new year for
Georgetown Camp, Na 12X60, Modern
Woodmen of America, were Installed on
Wednesday evening by State Lecturer H.
H. Millard. The following are the of
ficers: Consul. Daniel M. Stanton: past con
sul. John C. Gartland; adviser, W. F.
Krouse; banker, John S. Greene; clerk,
Frank J. Ready: escort Edward F.
Genoe: watchman. Mr. Bennett; sentry.
Mr. Burton; trustee, Mr. Burch; phy
sicians, Dr. M. J. Ready and A.
Following the Installation refreshments
were served. The camp contemplates
giving a series of entertainments for
Its members and friends.
A. R. Talbot Csmp, Na 11912, Modern
Woodmen of America, Installed ofllcers
on Thursday evening. Dr. B. F. Glbbs, of
West End Camp, acting as Installing of
ficer and assisted by W. J. Harrington,
of the same camp.
The officers for the current term are:
Consul. H. H. Millard: past consul. A.
F. Dobrowalskl, adviser. Vergno W. Pot
ter, banker. M. K. Bostlc; clerk. J. K.
Duncan; assistant clerk, Charles E. Mil-
escort, Dee Hammer, watchman.
Harry Fisher; sentry, L. II. Frenzel;
trustee. O. L. Grove; physicians. Drs.
A. W. Valentine. J. R. Biggs, II. W.
Kearney, C L. Davis, R. A. Fisher, and
Several applications for membership
were received The annual dance will be
given In National Rifles Armory on Feb
ruary 2. The committee tins announced
several unique features. A committee
was appointed to arrange for the annual
banquet of the camp.
The report of the auditor showed the
camp to be In a very prosperous con
dition. Refreshments and cigars were
served at the close of the meeting.
West End Camp will install officers on
Monday evening, January 15. H. H. Mil
lard, state lecturer, and W. H. Cole,
delegate, will conduct the ceremony.
Preparation" are being made for a big
time. The officers of A. R. Talbot Camp
will exemplify the Initiation of several
candidates. This camp has Issued invita
tions for their annual St Valentine ball.
Brlghtwood Camp. M. W. A-, will In
stall officers on the evening of Janu
ary IT. H II. Millard will also act as
Installing officer This camp Is the new
est in the city, and consequently less In
number. What it lacks In numbers It
makes up In enthusiasm, and Is steadily
grow Ing. I
Juuurr lS-Amararth. Na 23, insunatian ct offi
cer : EquI, Na 17. and Ccntmr. Na 30. bul-
Jamunr It Eio-bior. Na 11. knicfct na: VTeb-
iter. Na T: Otpiul. Na :i. isd Mjrtlr. Na S.
JauiiaiT 17 Mount Vance, No. S, and Union, Na
JannaiT 18 Franklin. Na 2. mrctins n all ur
subonllnate lodars. Ilannocr. Na 21. badna.i
January W fmcuaiana. Na 16, tm&inew
Janamrr 17 Friradihtp Tenple, Na 9. buauma.
January 1-Rathbane Temple. Na 9 bu4nta, .
January SO-KaisiiU U Prtnia Hal Aasodatlcn.
S p m.
Deputy Grand Chancellor H. J Gas-
son, assisted by G M. at Arms Robert
Sroufe, and G I- Hamlin M. Vandemot
Installed the following officers of Colum
bia Lodge. Na 24. K of P. Wednsday
evening: E. Thompson, chanoellor com
mander, P Fabrizlo, vice chancellor;
David, prelate. M A. D'Manna,
master of work. C Cerlmele, keeper of
records and seal, c Glrardl, master of
finance. B Torantlno, master of ex
chequer. . Tomasala. master-at-arms;
Otto Phillip", Inner guard: R. Matera,
outer guard. A. J. David, representative
to relief bureau. B Tarantlno, C -Cerl
mele. G. Cerrone. I Saks, and A
David, representatlv es to grand lodge.
Franklin Lodge. No 2, K of P, has
made all preparations to receive the mem
bers of the subordinate lodges on Janu
ary IS. It Is hoped the members will keep
the date In mind and turn out In full
force, as this Is to be the greatest rally
meeting ever held In the domain.
Deputy Grand Chancellor C. W. Hen
derson, assisted by Grand Lodge officers
E. Lodge Hill and H. J. Gasson. Installed
the officers of Decatur Lodge, No. 9, K. of
P., on January s. Grand Trustee E.
Lodge Hill. G. K. of R. and S. H. J
Gasson, and Deputy Grand Chancellor
Henderson addressed the lodge, the latter
presenting an emblematic ring on behalf
of the members of the lodge to the retir
ing chancellor commander, Pjcston C
T. O. P. A.
The Independent Order of Patriotic
American Citizens, at their hall. Four-and-a-half
and G street southwest, Wed
nesday night, gave a supper and enter
tainment In celebration of their second
anniversary. Selections were as follows
Tableau, "Columbia." Miss Llda Cal
houn; "Star Spangled Banner," Florence
Read and Edward Read: song, Ireno Mr
Keown and Lizzie McKeown; recitation.
Miss Florence Read; quartet Miss Grace
Taylor. Joseph Koob, Max Ohle, and
Miss Esther Jennings; song, Florence
Read and Llda Calhoun. Dancing fol
lowed the supper.
P. II. c.
PBOTECTED ROME CIRCLE CALENDAR.
January 16 United Circles, U t7 H afreet norui
west. at I p. m. T
January U-Ctjesreialonal Circle. Na 60s, Pythian
January U-NatVnal Circle. Na 63. Royal Ar
canum HalL Thud street and Pennijlranla arcane
Du Pont Circle, No. 436, Protected
Home Circle, met at Flynn's Hall, Eighth
and K Btreets northwest on Monday
night, when State deputy lunreme nmi.
dent R. B. Harbaugh. and District Dep
uty W. 8. Gayles installed the following
officers for the ensuing term: President
William J. Armstrong; vice president'
Charles E. Miller; guardian. Miss Mar
garet Mitchell; chaplain. Mrs. Naomi S.
Miller; secretary, John E. Rhodes; treas
urer, Adam Luber; guide, J. Morris
Rldgeway; companion, Mrs. Laplnda
Dunham; sentinel. Joseph F. O'Connor
and watchman. Dr. Edgar S. Thompson.
William J. Armstrong was designated
as representative to the Grand Circle
with John E. Rhodes as alternate. The
circle formally entered a project for a
Joint class initiation to be held n March,
and selected William J. Armstrong, will.
lam J. Dunham, Charles E. Miller. Mrs.
jonn a. jinoues, Airs. a. u. Talbott, and
Miss Margaret Mitchell to meet -with a
lice committee of other circles In ad
vancing the movement
William J. Dunham, William J. Arm
strong, and Mrs. F. S. Tefft were elected
to represent Du Pont Circle on a joint
committee or all circles wnoae duty win
be the entertaining of about E.000 dele
gates and visiting members in May, 1913,
when the convention of the Supreme Cir
cle will be held In Washington.
After the regular routine of business,
the following programme was "rendered:
Address, State Deputy R. "B. Harbaugh;
banjo selections. Prof. Lenoir: address.
District Deputy W. 6. Gayles; vocal solo.
Muss Frances Jacobsen; recitation, John
E. Rhodes; piano selection. Miss Eliza
beth Troutman; vocal solo, Joseph F.
O'Connor: piano selection. Miss Hor
tense Talbott Following the programme
an oyster supper was served.
Capital Circle, Na 115, Protected Borne
Circle, held the largest meeting since
Its intsltutlon, on Tuesday night, at
Northeast Temple, Twelfth and II streets
northeast The meeting washonored by
a visit from the officers ofthe Grand
Circle, who officiated during the installa
tion of officers.
State Deputy R. B. Harbaugh and Dis
trict" Deputy W. S. Gayles were present
After the routine buslnesd a musical and
literary programme was rendered, follow
ed by a luncheon.
Georgetown Circle, Na 62), Protected
Home Circle, met at Pythian Temple on
Wednesday night and Installed the fol
lowing officers. President. John F Neld
feldt; vice president, Mrs. Mary German;
guardian, T. F. Furnary; chaplain. Miss
Elsie K. Neldfeldt; secretary. Miss Ida
B. Edmlster; accountant, Howard Bet
tings; treasurer, William C. Dowden;
guide, Joseph Caruso; companion. Miss
Nora T. Jarvis; sentinel, Mr. John Cor
rldon; watchman, Vincent Coremano;
representative to Grand Circle, John F.
Neldfeldt: alternate, George Johnson.
The Installation ceremony was conduct
ed by State Deputy R. B. Harbaugh. as
sisted by District Deputy W. B. Gayles;
George C Dowden. and Mrs. W. S.
After the routine business, short talks
were made by R. B. Harbaugh, State
deputy, W. S. Gajle. District deputy;
W. J. Armstrong, local deputy: Mrs.
William Ruff, Mr. N. J. Fitzhugh, and
several others. '
P. O. S. A.
Washington Camp, Na 2, Patriotic
Order Sons of America, held an en
thusiastic meeting at their hall. 463 Kl
street southwest, Monday evening. The
meeting was largely attended. A musi
cal entertainment and luncheon followed.
A large and enthusiastic meeting of
National Tent, Na L K. O. T. M., was
held In Its lodge room. In Old Masonlo
Temple, last Monday night The deputy
supreme commander Installed the follow
ing officers: Qeorge E. Buffum, past com
mander: Fred Sellenger, commander;
Harry Cohen, lieutenant commander: IL
E. Crouch, record keeper; D. B. Gusdorf.
finance keeper; Joseph F. Moore. chap
Iain: I. C. Plfer. sergeant; Dr. i. S.
rrnold. jihysiclan. A. II. Simmons, mas
ter-at-arms; Maurice Cohen, first master
of the guard; W. F. Smith, second mas
ter of the guard; Louis Kramer, sentinel,
and F. A. Relnohl, picket ,
At the conclusion of the Installation
ceremony D W. Gall, on behalf of the
tent presented to Past Commander
George E. Buffum a very handsome gold
past commander's Jewel as a token of the
esteem In which he Is held by the tent
The quarterly dues of the tent were so
adjusted as to enable It to provide better
In the future for the widows and orphans
of deceased members. This tent lost ten
members by death during 191L
On Tuesday ntght a Joint Installation
service was held between Brlghtwood
Hive, No. 5, and Brlghtwood Tent Na E,
In the hall of the tent In Brlghtwood
The meeting was called to order by the
commander of the tent, E. W. Snoots.
Fallowing the Invocation and singing of
the opening ode. Mrs. Msrtha Detwiler,
the lady commander of the hive, took
charge and Installed the lady officers.
Mrs. Melva J. Caswell. State commander
of the LOT. M.. was Introduced, and.
assisted by the guards of the hive. In
stalled the following officers- Mrs. Mar
tha D. Detwiler, commander: Mrs. Phebe
Perry, lieutenant commander, Mrs. Vir
ginia E. Metcalf. record keeper. Mrs.
Margaret McAUer, finance keeper. Mrs
Adella Walmuth. chaplain; Bessie New
man, sergeant, Maude Deggs, master-at-
arms; Mrs. Minnie Melville, captain of
the guards; Clara Elter, sentinel, and
Mrs. Louise Clifford, picket.
At the conclusion of the Installation
ceremony, Mrs. casweit state com
mander, at the request of the hive, gave
to Mrs. Metcalf. record keeper, a gift In
evidence of the I Igh esteem In which she
Is held by the hive. Mrs. Metcalf pre
sented for the hive to Mrs. Detwiler. com
mander, a cut-glass pitcher, and the
other officers received similar tokens.
Assisted by Mr. Ayres, Deputy Gall In
stalled the following officers: E. w.
Snoots, commander; Homer Smith, lieu
tenant commander. Benjamin rt Det
wiler, record keeper; George II. Holt
chaplain; Jeremiah Clifford, sergeant;
Dr. G. B. Helnechc and Dr. Allen Walker.
Physicians: George H. Seltz. master-at-
arms: George W. Osborn. first master of
the guard; Ralph MeAIleer, second mas
ter of the guard, and E. G. Mohler, xen
tlneL Following the installation, at the
request of the tent D. W. Gall presented
to Commander Snoots a fountain pen.
B R. Detwiler. record keeper, also re
ceived a fountain pen, that he might
write the records of the tent as they
occur. Mr. Gall was also the recipient
of a pen.
J. N. Lowe, past commander of George
town Tent. No. 6. then presented D. W.
Call, deputy surreme commander, the
District banner, which he In turn pre
sented to Brlghtwood Tent, the winner
of the prize, the tent to hold it under
the rule, ntll July. Following the cere
monies, a buffet supper was served.
DAUGHTERS OF VETERANS.
Ellen Spencer Mutsey Tent, No. 1,
Daughters of Veterans, held their annual
installation of officers on Thursday even
ing at Grand Array Hall. Tho officers for
the ensuing year are: President Mrs.
Ella L. JVashburn; senior vice president
Mrs. Bella Jest 'Howe: Junior vjee presi
dent, Mrs. Hester B. Tritipoe: chaplain.
Mrs. Mary F. Crenshaw; trustees, Mrs.
Eleanor C. Scott, Mrs. Annie M. Davis,
Miss Frances M. Jost; patriotic Instruc
tor, iflss Rose M- Sefton: treasurer.
Miss Grace M. Taylor; secretary. Miss
Anna M. Roberts, and musician. Miss
The InsUlllng. officer was Mrs. Olive
C. Johnson, and her guide. Miss Jennie
Hamilton. The retiring president. Miss
Rose Sefton, was presented, on behalf
of the tent with a gold badge. Miss
Crenshaw making the presentation
SBeeeh. Afterward there was a musical
programme. In which Miss Phillips. Miss
Tucker, and Mr. C. E. Lang participated.
An address was made by comraae oid
rovd and remarks by Mrs. Keeler. de
partment president Woman's Relief
Corps; Commander Howard and Gurnon
R. Scott, Cushlng' Camp. Sons of Vet
eransr and Mr. Du Bols, Our Flag Camp,
Sons of Veterans.
The evening closed with the presenta
tion of a handsome silk, flag and staff to
the tent for the use of the patriotic in
structor, by Mrs. Bella Jost Howe and
Miss Frances Jost as a memorial to tbelr
father. Lieut Frederick C Jost late ad
jutant of the First Florida (Union) Cav
alry, the presentation aaaress oeing maoe
by Mr. George Alpha Howe. The presl-
dent, Mrs. Ella L. Washburn, on behalf
of the tent, accepted the standard, ana
In a few well-chosen remarks thanked
Meade Post Installation.
The most important buslne's of the
stated meeting of George C Meade Post,
No. E, Q. A. IU in Grand Array Hall,
Wednesday night, was the Installation
of officers for the ensuing year. The
officers were Installed by Installing offi
cer 3. O. 'Greenwalt. as follow': Charles
H. MeClure. commander; George
Burke, seplor vice commander; William
R. Ramsay; junior vice commander;
Charles Mathews, quartermaster; L. il
Patterson, adjutant; R. IL Marcellus.
surgeon; E. E. Crumley, chaplain; L. P.
Selbold. sergeant major; H. T. Houck.
officer fit the guard; Levi H. Patterson,
Post Commander Louts i seiooia was
selected as a member of tho department
relief committee. Capt- W. R. Ramsey as
a member pf the Memorial Day commit
tee, and Post commanaer . il. Marcel
lus was suggested as a member of the
department council of administration.
ghe following officers of National Coun-
Na C7, Royal 'Arcanum, for the year
of 1912, were Installed Monday evening
by Denutv Grand Regent Charles B.
Matthews, assisted by Deputy Orand
Guide Guy F. Allen.
Representatives to the orand Council.
Guy F. Allen and George M- Evans; al
ternate to the Grand Council. George R.
Farouhnr and William 8. Moore; regent
J. Halsey Doty: vice regent. W. I. Vllle-
plguc; orator. Ferry Cleaveland; sitting
past regent, George. M. Evans; secretary,
Edward B. Eynon ("tenth term): collector.
w Harsha fthirty-nrst term): trees.
urer, John L. Boatle (fifth term); chap-
Iain. Richard N uonaiaon: jruiae, Joseph
Free; warden, Ira Partln; sentry.
James S. Moss, trustees, Willis B. Ma
rruder. 'William S. Moore, and Horace
O. Seltz; organist. Charles Eldred Herr
ing; representatives to R. A. Hospital
Bed Fund Association, Joseph S. Moss
and William R Wood: delegate and alter
nate to R. A. Immediate Relief Associ
ation, John L. Beatle and Walter I.
WOODSIHX OF THE WORLD.
Old Glory Camp. No. 3. Woodmen of
the World, held its first meeting of the
new year at Washington Hall, corner
Third street and Pennsylvania avenue
NATIONAL GUARD NOW ASKS
FEDERAL PAY FOR SERVICE
Despite Present Economy
fly 3I.U. CIL1RLES J. FOX,
N a. D. c
Armed with a host of facts and figures,
and directed by tho executive committee
of the Interstate National Guard Associ
ation, officers and enlisted men of the
National Guard of the entire country are
planning a vigorous campaign during the
present session of Congress to obtain tne
enactment of the Federal pay bill for the
The car for which the National Guards
men are making an almost unanimous de
mand is to be from 15 to 25 per cent of
the compensation now received by the
officers and men of the regular army, to
which the organized mllltla. under the
present Federal statutes, serves as a first
The demands of the guardsmen for
compensation commensurate with their
services are so unanimous and well-or-
gahlzed. that the various bills embody
ing them have made such progress In
both the House and Senate of the Na
tional Legislature as to warrant a safe
prediction that the pay bill will become
a law during this session of Congress,
despite the announced policy of economy
of the Democratic House of Represent
atives. In the opinion of many members of
Congress, response to the demands of the
guardsmen of the entire country Is not
a measure which it would be expedient
for either the Democratic House or the
Republican Senate to postpone "Until af
ter the election." especially as nearly
3200,000.000 will be appropriated for the
support of the army and navy.
The demand for Federal pay by the
members of the National Guard is a logi
cal outcome of the present development
of the organized mllltla, which by re
cent acts of Congress has been placed
on a thoroughly military basis and as
much under Federal control as the Con
stitution will permit
The passage of the Dick Din in ijk,
and its amendments, five years later, re
quiring a marked Increase In the military
efficiency of the Guard, entailed a large
amount of additional work from the of
ficers and enlisted men of the organized
mllltla, and also a general demand for
compensation to cover the time and ex
pense occasioned by the performance of
UUcnulon of Toplr.
It waa at a meeting of the Interstate
National Guard Association at Los An
geles. CaL. In 1909. that the question of
Federal pay was first seriously discussed
by the assembled National Guard officers.
The executive committee was then dl
reeled to draft a bill for presentation at
the next annual convention of tho as
sociation In St Louis. October, 1310, when
the bill was referred to a legislative com
mltbpe. composed of an officer from each
State This committee passed the draft
ed bill almost unanimously, and the bill
was presented to the national House of
Represenatlves. whlen passea tno oiu witn
soma amendments lasr February, by a
vote of 160 to 124. The bill was shortly
thereafter favorably reported Dy tne
Senate Committee on Military Affairs, but
as It was near the close oi tne session.
It wn not broucht to a vote.
A revised bill, approved by the War De
partment and unanimously Indorsed by
the National Guard Association at Its
last convention, in Buffalo. N. T.. Is the
one whose passago is to be urged vigor
ously at the present session oi iuusreas.
Too. bill provides that officers of the
K.itinnoi nuard. according to rank and
duties performed, shall receive during the
year from 15 to 55 per cent of the pay of
equal grades of the officers of the regu
lar array, payments to be semi-annual on
the 15th days of June and December.
During annual encampments. In case of
riot, insurrection, invasion, or imminent
danger thereof, or war. tho" pay of the
National Guardsmen Is now and will
continue to be the same as that of the
officers of the regular army. The enr
listed men of the guard arc to receive
25 per cent of the rate of pay of en
listed men of like graae m m. ruiy
the United States.
Obligation of tllBcera.
m.- 1.111 fHVMtnnm ImDOSCS UDOn tHoSS
who receive Federal pay, an obligation to
attend a sneclfled percentage of the
drills or assemblies of the organizations
with which they are connected, br .an
equivafent amount of military duty dur
ing the year; the obligation to respond
whenever called Into the service of the
United States, subject to trial by court
martial for failure to do so: and the ob
iintinn t i rnr any public property
lost or destroyed by and chargeable to
any officer of enllstea man. a lunner
obligation Is that the officers and en
listed men must qualify as to fitness for
military service under such regulations
southeast last Tuesday, with a large
number of Jta member present The oc
casion being Its regular meeting, and
the Installation of the officers for the
The degrees, of the order were -conferred
upon several new members, and
eighteen members admitted "by transfer
card. The reports of the retiring officers
showed the camp to be In a prosperous
condition, and 'plans were made for a
Icrge, Increase in membership.
The officers Installed to serve the pres
ent year arc: Consul commander. IL W.
Tlppett; adviser lieutenant, J. R. Mon
roe; clerk, J. H. Hetnbuck; banker, R.
8. Talbert: escort J. Forrester; watch
man, William SuU: past consul com
mander, IL L Meader: physicians. Drs.
J. Chester Pyles and E. Wilson.
1 ORDER OF VASA.
Drott Lodge. Na 163; Order of Vasa. at
a largely attended meeting Wednesday
night at Flynn'a Hall, 936 Eighth street
northwest. Installed officers for the en
suing year as follows: C H. titange.
president; Mrs. C 3. Allison, vice presi
dent; P. M. Hallback, recording secre
tary'; Mrs. P. M;- Hallback, vice secre
tary; Fred Sandbcrg, financial secretary:
Mrs. C H. Stange, treasurer; Mils. Agnes
NUson. chaplain; Mrs. C J. Brygger,
master of ceremonies; E. J. Brygger.
past president: Victor Norllng and Eric
Kentz. guardians, and C. J. Allison, C J.
Brygger, and A. Wahlstrom, trustees.
Plans were discussed for the annual
ball of Drott Lodge, to be given February
19, at Pythian Temple.
The officers of Lincoln Camp. Sons of
Veterans, were publicly Installed on Fri
day evening, by Past Division Comman
der Francis E. Cross, on which occa
sion Department Commander George C
Ross. G. A. R.. and Division Commander
William A. Keefauver, of Hagerstown.
and Past Commander-in-chief . E. R.
Campbell were present, as welt as sev
eral visitors from Hagerstown and Bal
timore, and the commanders and several
members of Our Flag and William R.
Cushlng camps. The officers for the
year 1912 are as follows: James W.
Lyons, commander; William El Spencer,
senior vice commander; George A. Howe,
Junior vice commander: Thomas W. Bres-
nahan. Samuel it Smith. J. 11. Peters,
camp council; B. J. Northcott chaplain;
W. H. McGonlgal, patriotic Instructor;
W. P. Martsch. secretary; E. K. Depuy,
treasurer: V. L. Garrlgus, guide; Will
lam A. Raymond, Inner guard, and S.
W. Fox. Jr., outer guard.
Plan the "Pay Bill" Is Likely
as the Secretary of War and the national
mllltla board shall prescribe.
In order that they may raako an In
telligent presentation of their case
members of Congress and others Inter
ested, officers of the Guard have been
given a small pamphlet setting forth the
advantages of the Federal pay bllL
Among the "reasons for support of the
bill" are that the government needs a
larger military organization, that the
National Guard Is recognized as one of
the military forces by the Constitution;
that the use or the National Guard is the
most economical method for the national
government to secure a large military
force, as It Is now to a considerable ex
tent supported by the several States;
that the National Guard does not lessen
the productive capacity of the country
by withdrawing men from the ordlcary
vocations of life; that It will enable of
ficers of moderate means to devote the
time necessary to military duties and
studlee; that it will secure the services
of well-educated young men for officers.
retain In the service capable officers,
compel all officers to establish their mili
tary fitness for their respective duties,
secure regular attendance at drills, en
courage enlistments, and will protect
the national government aginst the loss
the national government against the loss
The Relative- Costs.
A special point Is made as to the tela'
tlve cost to the Federal government of
the Natlopal Guard and the regular army.
There are at present about 120,(40 National
Guardsmen, for whose support the Fed
eral government pays annually about ST,
M.000. There are about T5.0O0 officers
and men In the regular army, for whose
support the government pays annually
more than P0,000t. The pamphlet eat!
mates that an active force of 120,009 of
ficers and men could be maintained at a
minimum expense. Including appropria
tions already made, of S12.000.O0O. or
average of S100 per man. per annum. The
expense to maintain the regular army Is
SL200 per man per annum.
It Is estimated that by enlisting the
companies of the National Guard to war
strength, the force would be about double,
or would equal 200.000 men. The companies
of the regular army would In case oi
war also have to be materially Increased
to get on a war footing, but many
guardsmen bellevo that In the event of
war. the average man would prefer to
go to the front with his own State troops
as National Guardsmen than to enlist In
the regular army for a period of three
years, especially as the pay Is the same
In each case, and chances for promotion
In the Guard would be far better.
When at the passage of the Dick law
eight years ago, the transformation of
the National Ouard to an emclent fed
eral military force began, many of the
mllltla bodies were seml'soclal military
organizations, with distinctive uniforms.
Discipline was largely a matter of ad
herence to more or less elaborate club
by-laws, and both officers and men. In
case of war, had an option as to whether
or not they should "volunteer" to go to
the front At present the National Guard
is by law, and Is rapidly becoming In
fact, an efficient military force, with ef
fective means of enforcing discipline,
armed and equipped as the regular army,
and by law compelled to respond to a
Federal call for troops. In case of war
or danger of war.
By paying officers and men suitable
compensation, the National Guard will
become both more democratfvand more
professional. Young men who In years
passed would have made excellent of
ficers were, often compelled by lack of
means to accept commissions, because
they could not stand the expense of
elaborate dress and full dress uniforms,
nor the extensive social entertaining of
members of their commands Incumbent
upon tbelr positions. Officers in those
days were frequently elected because of
their ability to "treat the boys" or give
"the swellest dances In town."
By making it nosslble for any one who
has the requisite mental and physical
equipment to become an officer, and by
both encouraging and compelling him to
study military science, the corps of of
ficers of the organized mllltla will be
come, what It should be. a body of well
trained professional soldiers who realize
that war Is becoming more and more a
science In which ignorance or errors In
Judgment will entail the lost of thousands
of human lives.
A man who to-day by enlisting in the
National Guard assumes a positive obli
gation to go to war and to obey lmpllclty
the mandates of the officers over him has
a right to expect that those officers will
not through umoraace. waste his life's
blood. When the nation pays the Guards
men, it not only can expect far more
of them, but It places them in a position
where It Is possible lo realize fully on
By RUSSELL 3t. MacLENXAX,
Flnt Unaanant, Blxnal Corps, N. G. D. CL
Between the wholesalo dropping of em
ployes by the Census Bureau and the
cleaning out of "undesirables" by com
pany commanders prior to the annual
Inspection, the District National Guard
has lost heavily "In membership during
the past week.
Many members of the District Brigade
were and are employes of the Census
Bureau. The majority of those dropped
on account of the refusal of Congress
to grant Director Durand's appeal for
a Sl.000,000 appropriation have been com
pelled to return to their homes In vn
rlous parts of the country. Of these,
many were militiamen. This brought
about a number of discharges from the
District Mllltla "on account of removal
from the District."
Company commanders have also been
active In bringing about discharges with
out honor for those who have absented
themselves from their company drills.
By so doing the percentage of attend
ance in their commands will be higher
with the deadwood, as it Is called, wiped
off the company records.
litre are the honorable discbarges au
thorized by mllltla headquarters on ac
count of removal from the District,
Pvts. C F. Du PauL W. V. Gould, a
E. Klllian. B. F. Meyer, and H. W.
Meyers. Company F. First Infantry;
Pvts. Daniel J. Breslln. Henry D. Good
man, Amedee T Hudome, Edwin S.
Johnston, and Joseph P. Moore, Com
pany c, second Infantry: Pvts. James
M. Amoss. Lawrence A De Marco, and
Emll A. Metraa, Company E. Second In
fantry; Corp. Henry W. Hagan. Com
pany C, First Jnfantry; Pvts. Emanuel
GTeensteln. Wlllard D. Stout, Karl Gins
berg, and Harry Landsman. Company C.
First Infantry; Cook Felix J. Cole, Com
pany A. First Separate Battalion; Pvt
Thomas J. Miller. Company D, First
Separate Battalion, and Pvts. Harry Lee,
nenry T. Hoff, and George P. Hudlow,
Company K, First Infantry.
No such means as are utilized by
some of the National Guard organiza
tions of some of the States is resorted
to by the District Mllltla. In order to
make a creditable attendance at the
annual inspection. It has been known
in some States to Jam through discharges
ten minutes before the inspection oc
curred, in order to have 100 per cent at
tendance. It would not matter whether
the absentees had been faithful In their
attendance throughout the year. They
were discharged It not present at the
Such drastic means as this are not
employed by the District brigade. Mem
bers of the Guard are only discharged
when they have absented themselves
from drills for three months or more.
Then they are given discharges without
honor. This Is In accordance with the
act of Congress approved February
nere Is the list of enlisted men dis
charged without honor during the past
week by authority of mllltla headquar
ters on account of being continuously
absent without leave from their com
mands for three months: Private Charles
B Smith. Company C. First Infantry:
Private Wllber Berry, Company C,
First Infantry, Private Loled Beach,
Company H. First Infantry; Private
William H. Fry, Company II, First In
fantry: Private William Hurfurth. Com
pany H, First Infantry; Private John
Miller. Company If, First Infantry: Pri
vate Walter Goetzlnger. Company K,
First Infantry: Private James M. Comer.
Company K, First Infantry, and Private
John w. Simmons, company R, First In'
Private Gray Reld. Company D, First
Infantry, has been given a discharge by
mllltla headquarters on account of dis
The schedule of noncommissioned offi
cers schools and of gallery Instruction
for this week, except where Interfered
with by the annual Inspections, will be
January 15, gallery instruction: January
is, gaiiery instruction. First Battalion,
Second Infantry: January 17. noncommis
sioned officers" school. First Infantry, and
gallery instructidn for the entire Third
Battalion. Second Infantry; January 15.
noncommissioned officers school. First
Infantry, and gallery instruction; Janu
ary 19, noncommissioned officers' school.
First Infantry, and gallery Instruction,
First Battery. Field Artillery; January
20, Officers' Revolver Association.
Where the schedule gives a date as
"gallery Instruction," without naming the
organization. It indicates that the date
Is open foe iiy organization to practice
that may make application. Battalion
commanders may obtain permission from
MaJ. King, superintendent of the gallery.
to use the roiiery tor tneir companies
on unasslgned nights, provided tho regu
lar programme of instruction Is not de
Only four organizations win participate
in their annual nspectlon this week. They
Headquarters First Infantry and First
Battalion. First Infantry, at S o'clock
Wednesday evening. ,
Second Battalion, First Infantry, at S
o'cock Thursday evening.
Third Battalion. First Infantry, at I
o'clock Friday evening.
These Inspections win be made by Capt
James B. Allison. Seventh United States
Infantry. U S. A- at the Center Market
Armory. Capt. Allison Is the inspector-
lnstructcr -assigned to the District
The Inspection of all property, except
that of the bands, will be made at regi
mental, battalion, and company rooms on
the day immediately following the in
spection, the first two companies of each
battalion alphabetically at 9:50 o'clock In
the morning and the last two companies
of each battalion alphabetically at 2
o'clock In the afternoon. The regimental
and battalion property will be ready for
Inspection at s;30 o clock in the morn
Ins. "The annual inspection and muster of
the organizations of the National Guard
of the District of Columbia, by MaJ.
Leroy W Herron, Inspector general. Na
tional Guard, District at Columbia, will
be held at tho same time and. place as
specified for each in paragraph L The
books and papers of each regiment, bat
talion and company will be Inspected by
the Inspector general immediately after1
the Inspection and muster of each organi
zation, except In case of the First Sepa
rate Battallon"Infantryr whose books and
papers will be Inspected at a time to be
designated "by the Inspector general.
"Evening Inspection will be in dress
uniform, under arms. The Inspection of
property on following day will include
all United States property except dress
"Only such property as Is submitted to
the persona inspection of the Inspecting
officers will be counted, and In determin
ing the serviceability or unservlceablllty
of any article the inspecting officers will
be guided by regular army standards."
MaJ. Price, of the First Regiment, Vir
ginia. National Guard, was a. visitor at
mllltla headquarters yesterday. The ob
ject of his visit was to Inquire Into the
armory facilities of the District brigade
with a view to reporting to the Virginia
National Guard authorities. He was
somewhat surprised at the lack of ade
quate armory facilities In the Capital of
the Nation, but was greatly interested In
the plans for the proposed new armory,
work; on which Is depending upon an ap
propriation by Congress.
The National Board for the Promotion
of Rflle Practice Is composed of five offi
cers of the regular service, eight direc
tors of the National Rifle Association,
and eight appointed at large by the Sec
retary of War. It la for the purpose of
drawing up rules for national matches.
The board, met In the office of the As-
BRIG. GE.V. JAMES A. DRAIX,
slstant Secretary of War on Thursday
and made the rules for 1912. The date
for the national matches was set for
August 21. The place at which thev will
bj held will be decided on by a com
mittee of three, consisting of Robert
Shaw Oliver, the Assistant Secretary of
War; Brig. Gen. J. A. Drain, and Capt
Paul R. Malone, V. & A There are
three places under consideration Sparta.
Wis.; Camp Perry, Ohio, and Seagirt.
The principal change made In the na
tional match rules was the substitution
of snap shooting at 200 yards for 200-yard
slow and rapid fire. Instead of the target
being stationary, it will appear for only
three seconds at a. time. Each contestant
flrei two strings, so that the target will
rise tn times for three seconds; This
tends to make the shooting more difficult
The matches, as usual, will be open to
the regular army, the navy, the Marine
Corps, and the National Guard.
The past week has been one of Interest
to members of the mllltla throughout
the country, with all eyes centered on
Washington, where meetings of the Na
tional Rifle Association of America, the
National Board for the Promotion of Rifle
Practice, and the National Militia Board
have been held.
The National Mllltla Board, which Is
advisory to the Assistant Secretary of
War In all matters affecting the organ
ized mllltla, held meetings Friday and
yesterday at the War Department The
proceedings were not made public. The
members of this board are Brig. Gen.
Thomas J. Stewart, of Pennsylvania.
Brig. Gen. C R. Roardman. of Wis
consin; Brig Gen. W. E. Finzer. of
Oregon; CoL Wilder 8. Metcalf, or Kan
sas, and MaJ. Berry, or Tennessee.
Meetings of the board of directors and
of the executive committee of the Na
tional Rifle Association of America were
held at the New Wlllard notel on Wed
nesday and Friday. The election of of
ficers resulted as follows:
President, Lieut Gen. J. C. Bates. V.
U. A., retired; vice presidents. Brig. Gen.
C. R. Boardman. Wisconsin: Brig. Gen.
Elliott C. Dill, Maine; Col. Charles
Galther, Maryland; secretary. Lieut. Al
bert S. Jones: treasurer; CoL H. G.
The above officers, with the following-,
comprise the executive committee: CoL
Joseph Garrard, Fifteenth Cavalry, V. S.
A: Col. John O. Tilson, Connecticut,
who Is a member of Congress; Brig.
Gen. J. A. Drain. Washington, and Capt.
Charles D. Rhoades, General Staff. U.
The report of the treasurer and of the
secretary showed affairs to be in good
condition, with money in the treasury.
The principal matters before the board
of directors were in relation to Interna,
tlonal matches In 1912. v
Invitations hare been received from
Sweden, Argentina, France, and Canadi
to send teams to participate in. rifle and
revolver matches in those countries. The
matches In Sweden are in connection
with the Olympic games and those in
Argentina the Pan-American matches.
It was decided to send teams If practi
cable, and the executive committee was
authorized to organize teams and finance
Unanimous approval was given to the
bill now before Congress for an appro
priation of SlD0,0O to carry on "rifle prac
tice In colleges and schools throughout
The first organization of the District
Mllltla. to undergo its annual inspection
was the Signal Corps Company, which
took place last Tuesday night at the
Missouri Avenue Armory. Lieut Benja
min D. Foulols. Signal Corps. U, S. A -
was the Inspecting officer. MaJ!. Leroy
Herron. inspector general of the District
Guard, also Inspected the company. The
inspection of United States property
Wednesday morning at 19 o'clock was
made by Lieut Foulols.
Capt O. C Terry, commanding thi
company, was pleased with the result of
the Inspection, both as to personnel and
property. His command, like others of
the brigade, was affected by the whole
sale discharges in the Census Bureau.
As a result of this and other causes,
which were unavoidable, there wrsai-t
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