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Daughters of the; American Revolu
tion, who are holding' their annual
session in Continental-hall.'
The convention, which is the oc
casion of elaborate social functions,
second to none in the" country, will"
also be one of political significance:.
For let it be known that the women,
of the D. A. R. always prove they
come from sterling fighting stock
when it comes to the matter-of
choosing a new president general.
As usual,,thisyear, the big business
item will bethe-choice of the highest
officer within the gift of this elite or
ganization. The outgoing president
general is Mrs. Matthew T. Scott of
Bloomington, 111., who has held the,
office for foiir years. The three can
didates for office are Mrs. William
Cummings Storey of New York, Mrs.
John Miller Horton of Buffalo, and
Mrs. Charles B. Bryan of Nashville,
Mrs. Storey and Mrs. Horton have
both been contestants for the office
before. When Mrs. Storey ran last
time against Mrs. Scott, the latter
defeated her by a very small margin.
Friends of Mrs. Storey thought that
Mrs. Scott ought to turn; ,her' forces
to the aid. of Mrs. Storey as soon as
they knew she was going to run this
year. But according to the, gossips
,in D. A.. It. circles, Mrs. Scott has
elected to do otherwise, so there are
.rival camps just like men politicians
have at their conventions, from
which. the cross-fire of political bat
tle will volley until election day; the
latter partof this week.
Mrs. Storey has the support of the
so-called "anti - administration"
forces, while Mrs. Horton belongs to
the Administration" party. Both
women are notable club members.
Both have "given, much time and
money to the D. A. R. cause.. Both
have a large following of friends.
Excitement is high and the de
scendants of the "men of '76"
promise to show their ability at "wire
pulling," as well as tea-drinking be
fore the convention closes.
The third ballot for the presidency
was taken Friday morning. The first
two ballots resulted in deadlocks.
Mrs. Charles H. Bryan .of Nashville,
Tenn., dropped out of the race after
the second ballot.
IS THIS THE WAY?
What do you think about this, by an editor in the "City of Brotherly
"A man who does not boss, that is, control his own home will, sooner
or later, have fights with his wife. A sensible, red-blooded man will say to
his wife: r '
" 'My dear, there will be'no happiness for you or for me if we quarrel.
I love you and I want you to respect me. I do not expect or want you to
be my slave or ever feel that you have no right or freedom. You are an in
dividual and are entitled to your own life. But, in vital matters of the
home, or any- business,- or our common welfare, I must insist that you do
my way when you and -I differ as to what shall be done. I will make mis-
takes sometimes, but still that is only human and I will try not to make
the same mistakes twice: You will forgive me when I stumble. As a gen
eral thing, I will be able to see farther into the future that you will, because
I have greater experience with the world than you have. I will always
council with you and trust you and love you, but, good wife, in disputed
matters I really must haye the say.'
"She'll cry a bit at first, boys. But you 'know how to dry those tears.
Take her in your arms arid 'forget it.' Then,.durn you, be worthy of her
respect and confidence! You'll be happy on this basis. We. know what
we are talking about, but it's none "of your business how- we learned this
to be true,"