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U. D. C. DEPARTMENT r
LOU ISIANA DIVISION
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-nie. L. ROWE SCHUYLER
OF NEW YORK ELECTEI)
PRESIDENT OF U. D. C.
Leader From North of Mason-Dixon
Line Chosen for First Time.
Mrs. Livingston Rowe Schuyler of
New York was elected president gen
eral of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy yesterday morning by ac
clamnation in a business session of the
convention at the Hotel Statler. Mrs.
Schuyler, who has been president of
the New York division of the organ
ization for the past year, began her
career as a club woman seventeen
years ago when she attended the con
vention of the U. D. C. here in 1904.
At that time she was elected to some
minor office in the organization and
she has been active in many branches
of its work ever sin:e. She is the
first president general to be chosen
from a state north of the Mason and
Mrs. Schuyler is a native of Flori
da and the daughter of Col. St.
George Rogers, commander of the
army in the last Seminole war. He
was in command of the Second Flor
ida Regiment of the Confederate
Army during the civil war and also a
member of the Confederate Congress.
Mrs. Schuyler spent three years
abroad after her marriage to Rev.
Livingston Rouwe Schuyler and was
presented at the ?Court of St.
James. Her husband is professor of
history at the College of the City of
New York, where he has taught for
Other Officers Elected.
Other officers elected at yesterday's
meeting were: First vice president
general, Mrs. Frank Harrold, Georg
ia; second vice president general,
Mrs. Bennett D. Bell, Tennessee;
third vice president general, Mrs. W.
E. Massey, Arkansas; recording sec
retary general, Mrs. R. D. Wright,
South Carolina (re-elected); corre
sponding secretary general, Miss Al
lie Garner, Alabama; treasurer gen
eral, Mrs. Amos H. Norris, Florida
(reelected); historian general, Mrs.
A. A. Campbell, Virginia (re-elected).
NEW OFFICERS NEW ORLEANS
CHAPTER NO. 72.
Mrs. Fred Querens was elected
president of New Orleans Chapter,
United Daughters of the Confederacy,
at the annual meeting of the organ
ization Monday at Howard Library.
She succeeds Mrs. H. J. Seiferth who
has headed the chapter through one
of the most successful periods of its
In addition to Mrs. Querens the
following officers were chosen: Mrs.
P. J. Friedricks, re-elected vice pres
ident; Mrs. James Freret, vice-presi
dent; Mrs. Ambrose L. Moore, re
elected recording secretary; Mrs. J.
Herbert Page, corresponding secre
tary; Mrs. L. S. Cohen, re-elected fi
nancial secretary; Mrs. Herman J.
Seiferth, treasurer; Mrs. Nina Harp
er, re-elected historian; Mrs. Marga
ret Dulaney, registrar,
The following committee chairmen
were named: Mrs. J. J. Ritayek, di
rector of Band of Children of the
United Daughters of the Confeder
acy; Miss Julia Grefer, finance com
mittee; Mrs. Charles Granger, mem
bership committee; Mrs. W. L. Bien
vinue, credential committee; Miss
Edith Palfrey, design committee; Mrs.
James Cosgrove, re-elected Soldiers'
Home committee; Miss D. Gautreaux,
croos of honor committee; Mrs. Jeff
erson Davis Weir, education commit
tee; Miss Elise Allain, relief commit
tee; Miss Ella Delahoussaye, relic AI
In her annual report, Irs. Seifcrth St
told of the good work done during the crg
year and thanked the members for th,
their assistance during her admniinis- (s:
Mrs. Jefferson D)avis Weir, chair- ed
man of the educational committee, re- ('i
ported that twenty-three scholarships
were awarded and that two special OF0
privileges in Loyola University were gl
tranted by the chapter (luring the I
year. IReport was also made that ev
Louisiana ranks third in general ed- W
ucational work of the United Daugh- ist
ters of the Confederacy, the New Or
leans chapter claiming credit for the 48
advanced rank. Conditions at the «E
Old Soldiers' Home were reported cit
improved and the finances of the Al
chapter were shown to be in good 18
Report was also made of the splen- nil
(did work of Mrs. J. J. Ritayek as di- br
rector of the New Orleans Band of ati
Children of the Daughters of the Con- DI)
federacy, the organization having a nu
membership of fifty-one. «e
NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER NO 72, "F
Report of Miss Lise Allain, Chairman
The Relief committee assisted dur- N
ing the year, with money, groceries, pu
and clothing, 1 veteran, 1 son of a
veteran, 19 widows, daughters and
sisters of Confederate veterans.
Twelve baskets were given by the Ti
Elks to families of veterans.
Pension was procured for 1 veter
an and 4 widows.
The sick were visited in hospitals CI
and in their homes by the committee, R
who bought them flowers, fruits, ice Fr
cream and other delicacies.
FITZHUGH LEE CHAPTER, NEW a
Fitzhugh Lee Chapter 952, U. D. C. cle
met Thursday, Nov. 17th in the eqi
Grunewald hotel to elect new officers tiv
for the coming year. Those elected cle
Mrs. Arthur Weber, president; Mrs. pry
I. E. Kiefe, 1st vice president; Miss ]
Emma Bourcier, 2nd vice president; yo
Mrs. A. W. Barker, 3rd vice president; to
Mrs. Virgie Wakefield Strain, record- 'F]
ing secretary; Mrs. W. S. McDiarmid, sip
treasurer; Mrs. S. D. McEnery, regis- mt
trar; Mrs. Arthur Seaver, historian; ws
Mrs. J. D. Bailey, director of the Chil
dren of the Confederacy; Mrs. L. A. Mi
Jung, chaplain, ni,
The ladies of this chapter, directed Mi
by Mrs. Weber, have a wonderful un- the
dertaking in view of trying to place to]
in the labraaries of the public schools on
in New Orleans, as well as the Par- Sq
ochial schools, a reference book, Se
"Truths in History," by Miss Ruth
erford, to give the childr'en the right la
and true thoughts about the "South." st.
They will endeavor to do this as soon m
as sufficient funds are raised to pur- te
chase enough books. G
THE ORIGIN OF THE STARS AND
When the Flag Committee read
their report, awarding the honor of bl
designing the Stars and Bars to Or- us
ren Randolph Smith, of North Caro- be
lina, a large silk flag was presented th
to his old comrades and Gen. Julian di
S. Carr, Commander of the North st
Carolina Division, "U. C. V.," read
the following speech, which Major fc
Smith had written in 1912 when he w
hoped to give the flag and make the
l0 speech, lut his death failed and he c
0 <!id March 1913.
p1"Mr. Commander, Women of the t
South, Fr:ends All: t
Fifty one years ago, North Caro
lint gave to Dixie the First National
10 Fla:; of the Confederate States of
The representatives of the seven
th States which had seceded, were gath-1
he erled at Montgomery, Alabama, when t
or they (iecided to "Go it alone" if nec-r
s- essary and organize a NEW COUN- f
TRY, with a New Flag. They form- t
r- ed a Constitution of "Native White
e- Citizens," and advertised for a flag.
ps In 1855-5;, I was living at Warren,
al Ohio. the headquarters of the under
re ground railroad, and from that time,
he I kept in touch with all the great t
at events that FORCEI) US INTO TIHE
(I- WAR. I was an original secession
r- Having been with Taylor in 18-146- 1
he 48, in that war that gave the South- c
he west, from the Rio Grande to the Pa- I
ed citic to the United States, and with
he Albert Sidney Johnston, in Utah in
)d 1858, I knew that a soldier's flag
should have the deepest, truest sig
n- nificance, not be simply a bending of
li. bright colors. His flag is his inspir- 1
of ation. It stands for HOME, KIN
n- I)RED AND COUNTRY. It had so
a much meaning to me, I hoped my flag
would tell its story to all who saw it. r
So when I read the advertisement, t
S"Flag Wanted," I was ready.
' In 1861, I was living in Louisburg,
North Carolina and I went to my old
n friend, Miss Becky Murphy, (now
Mrs. W. B. Winborne, of Wilson,
North Carolina) and asked her to
sput the stitches in a little flag for
' me, and I tore the Bars and cut the
ad Stars while she sewed.
The idea of my flag I took from
the Trinity. Three in One. The
Three Bars were State, Church and
r Red represented State: Legislative,
Judiciary and Executive; White for
s Church, Father, Son and Holy Ghost;
e' Red, for Press: Freedom of Sppeeh,
cc Freedom of Conscience, Liberty of
Press, all bound together by a field
of blue, the heavens over all, bearing
W a star for each State in the Confed- 1
eration. The seven white stars, all
the same size, were placed in a cir
C. cle, showing that each State had
le equal Rights and Privileges, irrespec
rs tive of size or population. The cir- I
,d cle having neither head nor foot, 1
signified "You defend Me and I'll
's. protect YOU."
ss If you had been in my place, would 1
t; you not have wanted one of your flags I
t; to float in the breeze, whether the
d- 'Flag Committee' accepted your de
d, sign or not, when you had given so
s- much time and thought, the best that 1
n; was in you, to it?
il- After the model was gone I asked
4. Miss Murphy to make me a large flag,
nine by twelve feet, and it was on
ed Monday, March the eighteenth, 1861,
n- that I raised this large flag to the
ce top of a pole one hundred feet high,
Is on the corner of the Court House
r- Square, in Louisburg, the County
k, Seat of Franklin, North Carolina.
h- The dress goods for both model and
ht large flag I bought from Barrow's
i." store, and the two ,men that helped
on me the most and were the most in
ir- terested in the flags, were W. J.
Green, Colonel C. S. A., and Algy
Strother, now living in Louisburg.
ID The pole I made by splicing two
tall saplings, gotten from my moth
er's plantation, five miles from town.
ad Over the large flag I had a long
of blue streamer, such as an Admiral
)r- uses on his ship when homeward
ro. bound, and on this I had a star for
;ed the Old North State, for though she
an did not secede until May 20th, I knew
rth she was "Homeward bound."
ad March 18th, 1861 was a Great Day
bor for Louisburg, the town was filled
he with people from miles around.
:he This is the story of the "Oid Se
cesh Flag," the Stars and Bars, the tirie
Flag that led the Men in Gray thru said
the most difficult warfare and against tain
the greatest ever told of in history. Hor
This was the first National r'lag C
I and until after Manassas, when it heal
Fwas decided to use Beauregard's You
Flag in Battle it was The Only Flag;
1 of the Confdera:e State of America.
It is the Flag the United Daugh- 1**<
i ters of the Confederacy have honored
- aove ALL OTHERS, it will never be
- furled as ling as there is a "DIaugh
- ter" to wear her "U. I). C." badge,,*
and so keep alive the "STARS AND **
Today it leads the Southern Menm
orial Association and "The Daugh- *
ters" in all their G;reat Battles for
Sthe right, raising monuments to our
:dead comrades at Shiloh, Arlington,
S(;ottyslburg and all over the country
where lie those who gave their lives **
for Our Cause, and by meeting with *f
us upon such occasions as this, they f 4
- bring to us, "the days of pleasantness **
Iand peace." I
1 Women of the South, You South
ern Queens of the World, did you
know that the corner stone of your
great organizations, as well as your
. badge was a gift of the Old North **
State? It is true. of
The corner stone was laid when the *of
SWomen of Warren County (all the
men at "the front") began their mon-+
ument to mark the grave of Anne
Carter Lee, daughter of Our Beloved
Chieftain, who (lied at Jones, Springs
SJames Barron Hope was the orator
of the day. The Monument was of
> Warren County Granite, carved by
r a Warren County man, detailed for .
Sthis work, and the finishing' touch,
placing the capstone in position was
1 done by the Warren County man be
SThe South had more to do with the
making of the Stars and Stripes than
.did the North. We, of Dixie, loved
r Old Glory. Did not thousands of us "
march under her folds in the War .
with Mexico, ready to sacrifice ALL
f for her Honor and Her Glory?
j That was why I wanted to use her .
, colors in the Flag for the South. I
_ took the idea of adding a star for .
I each State that joined the Confeder- i
_ acy from that other Southern man,
S We, people of Dixie, are richer for
Shaving two flags, one brings to us the
blessed dreams and memories of oui
] youth, the Stars and Bars, the other
stands for OUR COUNTRY, to live
I for,, if need be to die for, The Stars
s and Stripes.
e In the sixties, some Americans
- wore blue, some wore Gray, ALL
, OUR BOYS WEAR KHAKI, "Min
t ute Men," Ready!-at their country's
d The Stars and Bars is Dixie's Flag
*, alone. It is a precious legacy, Com
j rades, torn and shattered by shot and
, shell, darkened by the blood of our
e best and bravest. They gave their
L, lives that it may be "The Stainless
e Banner." In memory of the little
y flag I sent to Montgomery, February
1861, in memory of All that it means
d to me, I give this flag, Mr. Com
s mander, to YOU, will you take it in
d your hands for my old Comrades?
. May I hope that it will be used at
r. future Reunions? Old Comrades,
wherever you see this Flag, won't
you give a thought to the old, oldt
o man, gray of head as well as of uni
L- form, who gave it, the best of his
I. heart and brain, TO YOU?
g When that man whom North Caro
1l lina, from Currituck to Cherokee,
d loves, honors and revers, that man
r among millions, OUR JULE CARR,
Le introduced me at Our Reunion at
w Norfolk as the man through whom
the Old North State gave the Stars
y and Bars to the Confederacy, I told
d the story as I have told it to-day. I
may never tell it again, and though
,- I did not die by shot or shell, I have
tried to live, that it may be truly
said, when I answer Our Great Cap
tamin's call, "Dead on the Field of
Comrades, I wish I could once more
hear the Old Rebel Yell, for My Flag.
Four Flag, Our Flag,
THE STARS AND BARS.
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Mercantile Coupons Pay Interest On Money You Spend
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MERCANTILE SAVINGS ASSOCIATION
Telephone Number 765 Baton Rouge, La.
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S"Small Things aLe Perfection
O But Ferfection is No Small Thing,
Groceries are a detail in the preparation of the Christmas
dinner, unless you put into it the best of everything, you
can't expect to get a tempting feast.
A Christmas dinner, otherwise good, may be spoiled by
groceries of inferior quality.
A good meal spoiled is waste. Avoid it by buying your
groceries at Rex's, where only the best of ev~erything may
be had at lowest prices in city.
Dressed Turkeys. He per Lb.
F~lruit Calke, 1. 3 and. 3 lb.
Lacuite. 30 an~d 73c 1Bkt.
4lives, P.ickl.s.. Etc.
Fresh Yegetablles nil ktinds
A meat market where you can buy the choicest beef, mut
ton and pork at the low1est prices. Prk sauage a specialty.
Order early and the goods wfill bel delivered in time for
Rex's Cash Groery
Free Delivery Phone 100
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S"SmnalI Things Make Perfection-.
But Perfection Is No Small Thing*
*.Groceries are a detail in the preparation of the Christmas
+" dinner, unless you put into it the best of everything, you
can't expect to get a tempting, feast.
.:A Christmas dinner, otherwise good, may be spoiled by
*groceries of inferior quality.
4_. A good meal spoiled is waste. Avoid it by buying your
._ groceries at Rex's, where only the best of everything may*
; be had at lowest prices in city.
Dressed 7T1Irke3 s-. Sie per Lb.*
.a Fruit CakiIe, 1. :3 and 5lb.
Laenuite. 50 and i75e- Bkt.
Olives, P~ickles. Etc.
4. ~Fresh Veeretables al11 Ikinds
(OFFI('EIRS OF HUN IE CHAIPTER,
Airs. 1V'. P. Swart, president; Mirs.
Preston Thomas, I st vice president;
Mrs. Ch:as. C(arpcitcr, 2nd vice pres
cn tIrs. 11. n . Frith, historian;
( Continued oil paln~e six)