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VAUGHAN NAMED
f S.A.R. PRESIDENT
Election Is Unanimous—Oth
. er Officers for Year Are
i Chosen at Meeting.
Dr. George Tully Vaughan was
Unanimously elected president of the
District of Columbia Society of the
Sons of the American Revolution at
the society's annual meeting for the
election of officers in I lie La Fayette
> esterday afternoon. Vice presidents
fleeted were Charles A. Baker, Henry
3 Bryan and Kenneth S. Wales,
other officers chosen were: Robert
Tracey, secretary; John B. Lamer,
treasurer; S. S. Williamson, regis
trar; John Seward, assistant regis
trar; Walter B. Patterson, historian;
William L. Boyden. librarian; Rev.
William Curtis White, chaplain.
The new president was escorted to
the chair by Past President Helden
M. Ely and Justice Josiah A. Van
Orsdel. Dr. Vaughan, in a brief ad
dress, thanked members of the or
ganization for the honor conferred
tmon him and said lie would do all in
lbs power to uphold and perpetuate
the. ideals for which the H. A. R.
stands. He condemned “attacks made
cm the Constitution of the United
States by ill-advised individuals.”
l)r. Finley Speaks.
Dr. Mark F. Finley, the retiring
president, thanked his fellow officers,
committee members and memtievs ot
Ihe society at large for the support
they gave him during his term of of
fice. Then, launching into a brief
criticism of alleged “baseless attacks
made against the society," added: “I
ntn ready with, physical effort to de
fend the society under any circum
stances." lie was extended a rising
vote of thanks for his services while
president.
Those elected to the hr ard of man
figers at yesterday's meeting were as
follows; Henry W. Draper. Eelden M.
Ely. George R. Ide. Stephen Mather
end Frederick I>. Owen.
Delegates elected to attend the na
tional convention of the S. A. R. were
Admiral George W. Baird. Dr. Thomas
.1. Brown. Col. Frederick C. Bryan
Henry White Draper, John Paul
Ernest, Seklen M. Ely, Samuel Her
rick. Phillip F. Earner. Maj. Overton
« '. Luxford. William S. Parks, Albert
D. Spangler and Kenneth S. Wales,
with the following chosen as alter
nates: Charles A. Baker. John S.
Burlier, George R. Ide, Clarence A.
Ivenyon, Walter B. Patterson, Henry
IV. Samson. J. McD. Stewart, Milo C.
Summers, John B. Torbert. Rev. Wil
liam Curtis White and Samuel S.
Williamson. Dr. L. D. Carman was
chairman of the tellers’ committee. j
Will Mark Graves.
At a short session preceding the
election of officers Dr. T. J. W. Brown,
chairman of the society’s committee
for marking the graves of Revolution
ary soldiers with an official marker
adopted by the organization, made ;
teport and introduced a resolution
that the society conduct an extensive;
search to locate all such graves in •
the District. The resolution was re- ;
feared to the board of managers.
Justice Van Orsdel, who is vice
president of the National Society,
H. A. R., reported general progress
r>f the body throughout the United
States during the past year and urged
diligence on the part of members of
the local society in securing new mem
bers.
Necrologies of members of the so j
clety who died since the meeting it !
February, 1925, were read by Henry i
W. Draper, retiring historian.
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FIRE IN CHINESE WAR
Eight Missionaries Escape and Tell
of Pillage. Looting and Murder
in Sinvangchow.
By tlic A-xK-iated Pp^*?.
HANKOW. China, February "3. |
Eight American missionaries reached!
Hankow yesterday from Kinyang- J
chow, 125 miles north of Hankow. !
where a group of Americans has been ;
under the Are of the contending Chi- j
nese armies. They tell a grim story j
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Pei Fu’s Hupeh army and the Kuo- j
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supports the Peking regime.
Other members of the Sinvangchow j
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31. have been moved from the danger |
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C. Skinness remained in Sinyang- j
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while H. M. Xesse also is still there. I
too ill to be moved.
Those who reached Hankow say
that large numbers of the civilian
population of the district have been
murdered by the soldiers. The troops j
have confiscated much of the food j
supply, and many civilians arc dying j
of starvation.
One American mother escaped from •
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THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C. f TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23. 1920.
MUSICAL EVENING
PROGRAM DELIGHTS
Reproduction of Mt. Vernon
Spirit, With Carmela Pon
selle Singing, Draws 1.000.
A distinguished audience of 1,000 j
persons filled the auditorium of the ,
new gymnasium of George Washing- ,
ton University last night, when one
of the most delightful programs cele
brating the anniversary of the birth
day of George Washington was pre
sented for the ltenelit of the univer
sity hospital. The entire building was
draped and wreathed. A charming
reproduction of the Nellie Custis mu
sic room at Mount Vernon was erected
on the small st;ige at one end. All
the furniture was loaned from the
home of Mrs. Charles \V. Richardson,
who took great pains to see that even
the smallest detail suggested the cor
rect atmosphere for a musical eve
ning at Mount Vernon in the time of
the Father of Our Country. Mrs.
Eugene Byrnes, in charge of the pro
gram, presided charmingly. She !
wore an exquisite gown of pink silk, 1
with old lace bertha, and pink roses I
in her white wig. With her was Mrs. j
Frederick Farrington, similarly garbed j
in green, with cunning side curls in :
the quaint fashion of the days of |
daguerreotypes, suggesting Nellie j
Custis. Edward Green, of the White j
House staff, added a. tine note of color i
as the butler. The room, though a |
single concession had to be made for j
the grand piano in one corner, other- j
wise suggested the eighteenth century j
in every detail from the flute, said to i
!>e a favorite instrument of George
Washington's, that lay on a quaint I
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The featured singer of the evening
was Carmela Ponselle, one of the two
well known sisters now' with the Met
ropolitan Opera Company in New
Votk. Rosa was heard here in a
morlnlng musical earlier in the 'year.
Carmela Ponselle has not sung here
for about three years. Since her re
vital at that time she has gained
wonderfully in style and diction. Hei
tonal colorings of her songs and her
phrasing have improved, and her easy
graciousness was a marked asset it
her success last night. She wore «
costume of the period made in a gor
genus red shade, with a deep lace
bertha and a row of tiny black bows
down the middle of the front. Her
wig was a bobbed-haired white one
which gave a unique touch. Mis.-
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songs of the period, Pergolesi’s “St
tu m'ami,” Durante’s “Danza, danzu
and the dramatic “Soml Dei'’ of Han
del. The “Hymn au Holed,” by
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verve and color possible. Her two
more modern encores in English, “The
Lilac Tree" and “Carry Me Back tc
Old Vlrginny.” were sung with clear
enunciation and careful phrasing and
received enthusiastically.
Sings Washington’s Favorite.
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Mozart’s “Wnrnung” and Hopkin
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signer of the Declaration of Inde
pendence and writer of the famous
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also was In this group. The mixture
of encores included "Cornin’ Through
the Rye,” “O Sole Mlo” (sung In a
wondrously high range and fortissi
mo), “Daddy’s Sweetheart,” “Home,
Sweet Home” and "Good Night,
Ladies” (without accompaniment).
Miss Ponselle received an ovation
both before her first group and at the
end of her last group, as well as a
huge basket of flowers. Willard
Sektberg, who looked quite resplend
ent in his colonial costume, was a
marvelous accompanist for Miss Pon
selle.
The real high-light musically of
»he evening was the playing of Boc
cherinis familiar “Alinuet,” the en
core to the numbers by the National
String Quartet, that fine local chamber
music ensemble composed of Henri
Sokolov and Max Pugatsky. violinists;
Samuel Feldman, viola player, and
Richard lajrleberg, cellist, it was a
beautiful musical moment. The quar
tet though somewhat disguished in
iheir wigs and gay costumes played
true to form in this number. They al
so played the same composer s alle
gretto and minuet from the "Quin
tet for Strings and Flute,” with J. Ar
caro, flutist, added to their numbers,
very well. The flute was beautifully
blendld in with the strings. Mar
tini’s “Quartet for Strings. Spirit of
the Eighteenth Century,” was an
other lovely number well performed.
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Mr. ArciSo came into his own in
the obbligato, "Under the Weeping
Willow,” another of Mr. Hopkinson’s
songs, which would well bear culti
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feature of the last group of the
Tuesday Evening Class' "Singing
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and a few songs of the period with
which the program was opened and
closed. The class sang their num
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“O, Dear, What Can the Matter He?"
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number, “The Marseilles,” was sung
in honor of the French Ambassador
and Mme. Berenger, who sat in the
box with President and Mrs. William
Mather Lewis of the university.
The members of the class are:
Margaret Allison, Kmily Cooper,
Florence Bugbec, June Doorley,
Laura Hayes, Marie Beichman, llar
riette Itissler, Frances Simon. Anne
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