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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1915.
ALL PLANS MADE Ardent Patriots Among Women of Washington TO GREET G. A. R. HERE NEXT WEEK Extend City's Hospitality to Visiting Thousands it Capital Is Ready To Entertain Host of Veterans After Tireless Work By Committee of 600 Washing- tonians Since May. ' .JPSISISV .stiHfiHXiflHLW MBBBBBsW v .SBBBBLWi pifw':-iiiMtmtL'HyKk .BBBBBBMKftBBBBLBK BH raOTssDBm ZmI'bIbbbBbLw l fS& BBBBbbbQsjbbbbbbbbBi bbbbbbbbbbbbbLv .iFBSrVMBBBBKP! iSKl fa bbbHLbHIbB bbbbbbbLW KmmA k.bBbbbk .bbbbbbbbbLbs LbbbbbbbbLW . JEiPWiiBpIn CiBMMBilll HHIb .LbbbbbbbbbHLi WKtrWwmwL vIHKIwbH 4ill HRPHm bbbkPPPIIIIbbbbLH SflWiflBm IMTOsWI S; W sHIMiiaBW bBsHHsw RfsKSyHssWHlll SWMmm MfJEBW PBBBW'l !&$W:&iifilMS7PBLw BBBBl&KSlBBV'a IBf'ilt&B9E&aiH8BSSSW''4 V'Mll BBBBBBBHKJMBBb8?,i " ,'VbWbT BBBBB Bvit--miiBBBrBBBW BBBBBHVJBBBBBbKVW H li&f '; -rH "- W . fif I , 4 ' &8ZflwtyJitn'r&vi ' c WBbbV .Xk;- . 'bbbbbbbbbbbbV'v'' f&'Wmt .bbbbV!! frBBV fwssAic&afk'-jt lilt mt, fe m yimt0; - rivr BEBteiVfi Wmmmmd LIKELY TO BE LAST ENCAMPMENT Many Fear City Will Never Again Have An Opportunity To Play Host To Fast Fading Blue Line of War Survivor. Washington is ready to entertain the survivors of the Grand Army of the Republic at their forty-ninth annual encampment and fiftieth anniversary of the Grand Review, which begins Monday and continues throughout the week. This announcement sums up the labors of 600 prom inent and enterprising citizens of Washington who have worked tirelessly since May to set the stage fittingly for what, in all probability, will be the last encampment of the f ast-facling thin blue line ever held in the Nation's Capital. In the name of the Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade, Retail Merchants' Association, and the Board of Dis trict Commissioners, Col. John McElroy, at last year's en campment in Detroit, invited the 'veterans to hold their 1915 reunion in. Washington, promising that no energy, effort, or expense would be spared in making it the most memorable assemblage in the history of the organization. Appreciating that the pledges made oy Washington were more than redeemed when the last encampment was held here, October 5-10, 1902, and believing it fitting that the organization meet here in the year marking the semi centennial of the historic grand review, the G. A. R. mem bers unanimously voted to come to Washington. Immediately after the announcement was made that the 1915 encampment would be held here, plans were started to make it rival a Presidential inauguration as a spectacle and preparations were begun early to do every thing possible for the comfort, convenience, and pleasure of the visiting veterans. Last winter Congress passed a law giving the District Corrjmissioners authority to make all necessary regulations and calling upon the heads of all Government departments to lend their most earnest co operation in arranging the encampment. Last spring the citizens of Washington, 600 strong, organized themselves into an encampment committee and got an early start on the arrangements. The result of this foresight was that ten days ago announcement was made that the city was practically ready for the great influx of blue-clad survivors. The committees disposed of details as they arose and thus eliminated the necessity for eleventh hour rushing. The executive committee of citizens was composed , of William F. Gude, John Joy Edson, D. J. Callahan, R. F. Andrews, E. C. Brandenburg, P. T. Moran, W. T. Galli her, M. M. Parker, R. N. Harper, James F. Oyster,,S. B. Hege, E. J. Stellwagen, Charles J. Bell, Col. John McElroy, C. C. Royce, George H. Slaybaugh, and Harry Standiford. TO BE LONG REMEMBERED. William r. Gude wa chosen as gen eral chairman of the citizens' commit tee and surrounded himself with twenty-four chairmen on detailed, arrange ments, and the latter appointed from ten to thirty members ot their organi zations. Under the leadership of Mr. Gude the chairmen and committee fell to their stupendous task with vim and enthusiasm, all determined to make the 1915 encampment one to be long re membered by the people of Washington as well as one of the most successful and delightful to the veterans. Mr. Gude and his chairmen were full of Ideas for the comfort and entertain ment of the veterans, and at no time has the citizens' committee been found without some plan to meet every emergency which arose. Col. Robert N. Harper was chosen as vice chairman of the citizens' commit tee. He presided as chairman for many weeks during the absence of Mr. Gude from the city, and advanced many I4 as for the shaping of the encamp ment, and directed the energies of the chairman with the greatest success. In addition to being vice chairman, Colonel Harper was chairman of the finance committee ana neia the en campment money bag. Because of his consummate interest In the encamp ment and his knowledge of finance, he was also chosen a member of the finance committee on stands, which sold the concessions to construct stands along Pennsylvania avenue to the high est bidder. Through the efforts of Frank B. Lord, chairman of -the publicity committee, who had a number of local newspaper men and correspondents associated with him, the encampment has been given nation-wide publicity. The ex tensive Ulustiated artlctes which have appeared In newspapers throughout the country has heightened Interest In the reunion and will doubtless be responsl- ble for attracting manr additional vis itors here next week. 35,000 Expected. While estimates vary as to the num ber of veteran expected here for next week's patriotic exercises, social affairs and business sessions, it Is believed that ruiiy 33.000 of them wlir be within the city' rates when assembly is sounded. AI1I...J ...I1L ... niiuinicu wnn me u. a. R. are a number of subsidiary organisation composed of men In the G. A. R patriotic women and sons of Veterans. Among the organizations which will hold their annual encampments or con ventions here simultaneously with the G. A. n. are the Woman's Relief Corps. with a membership of lTO.ooo; the Ladles of the G. A. R.. the Sons of Veterans, the Rons of Veterans' Auxiliary, the Naval Veterans' Association, the Union Ex-Prleoners of War Association, the Veteran Signal Corps Association, Ije glon of Loyal "Women, the Loyal Legion of Daughters of Veterans, National Association of Volunteer Army Nurses, Military Order of the Medal of Honor, and National Association of Patriotic Instructors. The delegates to these encampments and conventions, together with their relatives, friends and spectators will bring the aggregate of visitors up to between 100,000 anfl 115,000. according to carefully compiled estimates. Ample Provisions. Ample provision has been made for houslnf and feeding this horde oT guests. The cltlsens' accommodations committee of which A. Liftwlch Sin clair Is chairman, has reserved quar ters In all the hotels for the delegates u4.i.A';i umizj?:&ui . -JamrmB i -:.BSSSSSSSSSSSSBSSSSSSSWjf7 aBKfJBHMvz?' -fc V M TV "JgBBW- 1..... 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It. and affiliated organizations. The committee has received thousands of letters from persons dslrlng quarters and has list-1 ed more than 1.000 boarding and lodging houses. It Is believed thitt evnry room . enclVmenVbOeffiedsh0rtlyfl,terl,ie!Left to right, abovy-MRS. ISABELLA WORRELL BALL, chairman That the citizens' committee nnd vot erans might be properly equipped with Insignia, the committee on badgos, of whloh W. T. Oalllher Is chairman, hud mors ttrnn 5,000 ornate and decorative ribbon badges manufactured. Those badges, which surpass those prepared for any Inauguration, have been dis tributed to the citizens and will bo given to veterans Immediately after their arrival. A. C. Moses, chairman of the .Hoy Scout committee, has arranged to fur hlsh 1,000 "llttlo troopers" to act as guides, messengers, escorts, and com panions for the aged veterans through out the encampment. Tle Hoy Scouts of Washington covered themselves with 5 lory at the Wilson Inauguration, ren erlng consplcloiis first aid and police service and making themselves gener ally useful and Indispensable. Realiz ing their worth. Major Pullman has ed for several hundred Hoy hcouib to assist the police In Keeping the streets clear and the crowd in check on Wtdnesdsv. tne uay or tna Dig parude of veterans. Three Big Events. Col. C. C. Royce, chairman of the committee on campfires, has arranged three big events to be staged in Camp Matthew O. Emery. First and B streets northwest, the latter part of the week. These campfires will take the form of smokers and general good times, the veterans being entertained with song. story. Instrumental music, addresses by distinguished veterans and public men and recitations. Camp Emery, which takes Its name from Matthew Gnult Emery, a native of Massachusetts, who organized the first Union military organization formed for service In the civil war, Is swathed In the national colors and canopied with the stars and stripes and other banners. Director General Standiford has been most lavish and artistic In the grouping of flags, shields, portraits and historical photographs In the Im mense hall. It Is doubtful If the vet erans ever assembled In a hall as pro fusely or Appropriately decorated as Camp Emery. A number of veterans who arrived early and wendod their way to Camp Jmery said It eclipsed anything thoy had ever seen at an en campment. The business sessions of the encamp ment will begin In Camp Emery on Thursday, when the veterans will chose a new commander-in-chief and other officers. The big event to bo held In the building, however, and for which the most elaborate preparations have been made will be President Wilson's re ception to the veterans on Tuesday night. The Chief Executive of the Na tion will Join with the citizens of Wash ington In extending greetings to the survivors on that evening and will de liver a patriotic address. Musical Program. A pretentious musical program has been arranged, and there will be ad dresses by prominent citizens of Wash ington and distinguished veterans, as well as the presidents of the various women's organizations and Sons of Vet erans. Under the leadership of Isaac Gans, wic uvvuidviuiio i.-uiiiiiiiiiee nas aistri ouiea mi War aiv exhorted cenerally inrouinoui encampment week. The rt suit or tneir labors Is that from one end of the city to the other flags of all sizes are flowing to the breeze and throughout the city the sign, "Welcome G. A. R. is to be observed on business houses and residences as well. Persons auallflcd to speak say they have sel om or never seen the city so complete ly decorated as at the present time. Grandstands have been erected all along Pennsylvania avenue to accom modate the Urge throngs which will crowd this historic thoroughfare to wlt- n1B W',!leai?.5!!'.iparad.e' commemora tive pf the fiftieth anniversary of the grand review held on May 23-24. 1R65 The stands are believed to be sufficient ly large to accommodate all those seek ing seats. In addition to the stands. however, tne mei chants and hotel keen. era along Pennsylvania uvenue nave pusann or nags loaned by the u.cc" :"""''.- 1' ".;.,... ki-u .i'.'" d Naw DeDartment. .nri .l.n Uie iniormaiimi cunii..i". ., ".i luuuy the citizens nf v.f,iiV established bootnB in various p.ms of to flv the Rtar, nrt r 3. the city for the convenience oi in 'City's " - . ... V.a ., ,, 1 7Pflhnni niirl MIH fellrtM'- iii hum -mmiW '' - " JVIsaBBlBaBBaBBl l", mmmir.V I "aS3BBlBKS in y' ir w bw Mt firir j? '-'. t-wwiT y' laipBBimji IllfTTBTT .,:.! ' $... . irVLaffifBBVBBVX . ..?:.., .rSdBBKZtff I ll'I ViM;V- i 1 IS TI- BBTIlBBM Tl , .JBBlHKdl of presa committee W. R. C; MRS. MAMIE PALMER DORSEY, chairman W. R. C. entertainment committee; MRS. LOTTIE JOHNSON, chairman ladies of G. A. R. entertainment committee; MRS. W. E. ANDREWS, general chairman of woman's committee. Below fttRS. ROSA S. RUTLEDGE, chairman Sons of Veterans aux iliary committee; MRS. ADA H. WEISS, chairman of committee of Legion of Loyal Women; and MRS. GEORGIANA D. VAN FLEET, chairman of national executive committee W. R. C. rented out their windows to parties wishing u private viewing place. Like Inauguration Stand. The stand In front v of the White House, from which President Wilson will review the parade, stundlng on the same spot on which President Johnton stood when he witnessed the grand re view, rlols that constructed for Inaugu rations V I). Owen, chairman of the committee on parks and stands, drew the elaborate plans for the President' stand, the Lafayette Park stand and the court of honor. He has tieen high ly complimented on his success. These stands, which stiotch for sev eral blocks along Pennsylvania aveniie In front of and opposite the White House, are among the largest ever seen here. They have been decorated with festoons of llagH, shields and waving banners, and have been painted white. In front of these stands will be placed hundreds of palms, potted plants, ever greens and shields, the color scheme being white and green. The two big stands will be linked together with bunting anil electric lights, forming a court of honor of great beauty and Impresslveness. Dr. Frank E. Gibson, chairman of the entertainment committee, has com pleted arrangements for a diversified program of enjoyable events, among them being drills by cavalry. Artillery, and bluejackets, lslts to twelve United States navy vessels which will anchor In the Potomac river near the Highway bridge at noon Monday, searchlight drills aboard the vessels, wireless teleg raphy demonstrations, ambulance and litter drills and a number of other events of particular Interest to the vet erans and visitors. Medical Preparations. The medical committee, with Dr. Lewis J. Hattle as chairman, has made ample provision for giving prompt at tention to all veterans and visitors who may he taken 111 or receive injuries. Hospitals have been established in Union Station and Camp Emery. On the dnv of the parade fourteen ambu lance "stations will be established along Pcnn.vlvonla avenue, and the largest general hospital tent In tpo United Stutes army will be pitched on the White Lot and equipped with the latest medical and surgical apparatus In the S.irgeon General's department. The historic sites In and around Washington, about J00 in number, have been maiked with bronze signs hy v. P. Van W'icklo and the members of hiH committee. In addition, the commit tee has compiled a booklet or several hundred pages describing about 30ii places of note in the Nation's Caplttl and containing many treasurable Illus trations. Arrangements for furnishing the vet erans and other visitors with all tho Information they may desire about Washington ann i.ie encampment nave nnmmi;rimin have arranged tor th comrort and convenience or the visitors, Major Piillmin will attend to public or der throughout the week, his force ne Ing augmented h a score or more out-of-town detectives; the program has been complWd and printed by Thomas Grant secretary of the citizens' com mittee nnfl H. C '. Stiles; musical pro. crams have been nrrangod by E. H. Droop; plans for the reception of the veterans have been compWd J.y E. r .nrnndenburg. while J. Harry Cun- ntngham arranged with tho railroads to make the lowest possible rotes so as to allow the greatest number of veterans to come to the city ror tne encampment. Colonel McElroy Pushed. ! iim shoulders of Col. John Mc Elroy fell a gieat volume of the work AAK .iWitart nv iinrrv m. nv m nnrt uimHin. . -. " ......-- . .....,..- C" rta.o r-rrmrjr mji of staging the encampment. Colonel McElroy h a former senior vice com mander of the O A. R. In addition he is the actlns commander of the Depart ment of tho Potomac and also editor of tho National Tribune, oftlcial organ of the G. A. R. Colonel McElroy has been of Inestimable assistance to the citizens' committee In making arrangements, be cause there are certHiu set forms which have, to be adhered to at each encamp ment Ho arranged the line of march and submitted It to Col. David J. Palmer, comniojider-ln-chlcf of the G. A. It., and It wns at once approved. Colonel McElroy also helped bubdlvlde Camp Knirry Into headquarters for all tho men's organization which will ir.eet tlure. Throughout all the planning for tho encampment Colonel McElroy wns the man to bo consulted, because of his Inexhaustible knowledge of tho G. A. II. Ho nlsn planned tho reunions of the army corps and other organizations to be held here. There were twenty-flva infantry corps nnd two cavalry corps ln the Union army. Each of these or ganizations will hold a reunion. The vottrans will nssemble according to corps nnd recount slorle of experiences more than half a eTituiy ago and enjoy themselves to th full, because of the ai rangements made for their entertain ment at these reunolns. v Wilson To Take Part. President Wilson will take part In the Veterans' encampment on three dlf ferent days. On Tuesday night he will welcome the veterans. Wednesday morning, beginning tit 10 o'clock, he will review the parade, which will probably last three hours. On Friday afternoon he will Join with Commander-in-Chief Palmer In laying the cornerstone of tlys Arlington Memorial Amphitheater. Secretary Dauisls and other officials of the navy win be conspicuous among the guests and speakers at the "grand naval dogwatch," arranged for Wed nesday night by Col. A. G. Fortler. The dogwatch will be staged in Camp Em ery, and promises to be one of the high lights of the encampment. The naval veterons have not been prominently to tho fore at previous encampments of the G. A. R.. but this year they will be here In unusual numbers nnd take a prominent part In the reunion. Mrs. W. E. Andrews and the large committee of Washington women have arranged n number of social nffnlrs to be given the thousands of members of women's patriotic societies meeting here. Principal among these events will be the" reception In honor of Commander-in-Chief Palmer In the rotunda of the Capitol, the affair taking placo under the largest banner In the world, an American flag 120x53 feet, brought here from Canton, unio. To Stage Tree Plantings. , The women's patriotic organizations will stage two tree plantings during the encampment, the first occurring In front of the Lincoln Memorial. In Poto mac Park, on Tuesday afternoon, and the second at Arlington Just before tho laying of the cornerstone for tho -tniphl-theater. Withal, Washington has planned elaborately and thoroughly for the en campment, and there Is every prospect of the reunion proving as enjoyable nnd memnrnhlii to the citizens of tho Na tional Capital as to the veterans thom- solvcs. Opon house will be tho word among all the fratQrnal organizations and In private homes. Nothing will bo too good for the veterans, and they will be made to feel that the nation's gratltuda to theni for their valiant services In ixll-f5 Is Increasing Instead of decreas ing as they march westward toward tho setting sun of life. Elaborate Preparations Completed by Four Big Feminine Organizations to Fete and Entertain Veterans Who Are Flocking to This City to Participate in What Is Believed to Be Their Last Grand Review. Elaborate preparations have been mt.de tor tha entertainment of the mem bers of the four big women's organiza tions aflfllated with the G. A. R., and which will meet hero simultaneously with the veterans' organization. Following the close of the civil war thrre wa much sickness and distress (urcng the Union veterans and out of tho wilderness of relief societies or ganized came tho Woman's Relief Coips, organized In 1883. It Is now the lctiest woman's organization In tho woild. The other three woman'i or ganisations arc the Iadle of the G. A. R., the Ladles' Auxiliary of the Son of Veterans, and the Daughters of Vet erans. Of Social Prominence. These organizations are made up of patriotic women all over the countr, mothers, wives and daughters of states men, soldiers and Jurists. Included in their membership are countless women of social prominence and distinction in even' State In the fnion. The fitting entertainment of these thousands of vis iting women will be a stupendous task, but tho committees of Washing ton women entrusted with the task of ai ranging for the teaa. receptions, funchf-'n! and other social features , of the encampment Lave c?mP,el VJf'J til on 1 1 and there is every indication that the varPous functions will prove thor- 0TtVe8aUrCeCe?hHv.ng local branches of the four big feminine organizations and the committees appointed to arrange for the reception and entertainment of the visiting delegates have worked together 7n end that the greatest success might crown their effort.. All committees are unUea under the name of the woman's citizens' committee, auxiliary to the citi zens' committee of men. Mrs W. IS. Andrews Is chairman of the women's committee and has as her assistants committees appointed by the Chairmen of the various focal organiza tions Beside, this. Mrs. Andrews has appo nted a Jarge committee ": tlngul.hod women known In both social and official life. Active In Society. Mrs. Andrews, who Is tho wife of William K. Andrews, of Nebraska, for eighteen years auditor of the Treasury n.nimnt. ha. long been an active figure In both the official and social ltfe of Washington. She has been a resident of Washington since her husband made his appearance In official life as a mem her of the Lower House of Congress from Nebraska, since which time she has won Washington applause of her laudable and progressive work as a I?.Vual.-n. nnd still more particularly in her work as an educator. In which eVaelty. she has served In college or women in ner nawvu . - cr? i. . npimlnont mmhpr of the Wmbla II?lKhUArt Club and also president of the District Federa- UMrs. Andrews was a member of the Board of Lady Manager of the St. Louis exposition In 190L ' Mrs Andrews Is a graduate of Parsons College of Iowa, and possesses a voice of remarkable sweetness. For several culture in Hastings College, Nebraska, when her husband was vice president and professor of Latin and history. Mrs Andrews has been doing yoeman work in the interest of the Day Nur sery and Dispensary Association of the District, and Is president of the asso elation Mrs. Andrews has hern her husband's intellectual companion alt the years of their married life. She Is a good politician, a thorough diplomat, and In her committee work for the na tional encampment has endeared herself to every one. Mrs. Andrews Is a member of the Woman's Relief Corps of Omaha, and also a member of tho Ladles of the G. A. R. of tKat city. Since comng to Washington Mrs. Andrews has Joined tho Ellen Spencefr Mussey Tent, Daugh ters or Veterans, the Legion of Loyal Women, and at Its next meeting will be come a member of the auxiliary to William 13. Cushlng Camp, sons of Veterans. Mrs. Mamie P. Dorsey. Mrs. Mamie palmer Dorsey, chairman of the Woman's Relief Corps committee Is president of the Department of Po tomac woman's .Relief Corps. Mrs. Dor scv has been a member of the Woman's Relief Corps oyer twenty years, beln a charter member -of eGorge H. Thomas Corps, this city. She Is past department secretary, and Is past president pf .9. AMOiKmnf George H. Thomas Corps of this city. Mrs. Dorsey Is also a member of the Auxiliary of the sons of Veterans and Its past national secretary. She has also been a division president and presi dent of the local auxiliary. Mrs. Dorsey Is the wife of William F. Dorsey, who served In First Colorado Cavalry Com pany G, who Is employed In the Govern ment Printing Office. Mrs. Dorsey has alwavs been on active worker In all patriotic organizations, and ha. been identified with the church and philan thropic and charitable work of the city. Mrs. Dorsey has nearly 600 members In the eight corps of her department, and these have been actively interested In the committee work and general pre paration for the coming of the ho.ts of members of the Woman's Relief Crps. She ha. aranged to care for the nearly WX) delegates of the national convention, W. r. r. ' Other Ardent Workers. The president of the local organisa tion, who Is arranging for tho national guests of the 8ons of Veterans aux iliary, is Mrs. Rosa S. Rutledge, who Is also secretary of the executive commit tee of the ladies' citizens' committee of the G. A. R. She Is aide for the Dis trict of Columbia on the staff of the national president of the auxiliary. The local organization has the honor of having two department presidents of the Woman's Relief Corps among Its members. Mrs. Jennie Ross, of Balti more, widow of Gen. W. E. W. Ross, one of the founders of the Sons of Veterans. The other is Mrs. Dorsey. It has also a past national senior vice president of the Woman's Relief Corps, Mrs. Isabel Worrell Ball. The chairman of the woman's citizens' committee of the ladles of the G. A. R. Is Mrs. Lottie E. Johnson. She Is pres dent of the William McKlnley Circle No. 2. Ladies of the G. A. ft airs. Johnson wbb formerly a member of the department of New York, and a ShnJter.4nembr of William R. Seward Relief Corps. No. 11. Auburn.". She organized several corps In that de- JviliimSntxfam? waB,he, wnlxer of the William McKlnley Circle. Mrs. Johnson has been closely associated with all the patriotic work of the District of Co lumbia for the last generation. She Is a woman of excellent executiv ability. L" ?8."il the.,wo-t for the entertain !k iHitnen.uUoJJal organizations for the ladles of the G. A. R. well In hand. Saw Grand Review. Mrs. Georgeanna Van Fleet, who is chairman of the National Executive Board. Woman's Relief Corps, and one of Mrs. Andrews' committee members, was born In Baltimore, and Is the daughter of William E. Chamber., who served In the Union Army. Mrs. Van Fleet has been president of Lafayett9 Corps for several years, has been Its treasurer for ninny years, and is past president of tho Department of Poto mac, Woman's Relief Corps. She is also an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Is al ways interested in everything which may entertain or. In any way benefit a veteran of the Grand Army of the R publlc. Mrs. Isabel Worrell Ball Is a now' paper woman of some forty yer standing. She wna the first pioneer all around newspaper woman of the Fur West, commencing her work In New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. She was tho tlrst woman admitted to tho press galleries of Congress, and sus tained that title for a period of ten jeurs, doing her work on the same plane with the men correspondents. She has done special work on newspapers In all the laige cities of the country from Boston to Snn Fraclsco. She has ncen a member of the Woman's Relief Corps since 1S84. and Is a member of tho Ladles of the G. A. R.. Daughters of Veterans, and the Auxiliary to tho Sons of Veterans. Hei specialty for the Inst twenty-flva years has been the prevention of desecration of the I r.lteri States flag, and she has given addresses on this subject In every section of the country Mrs. Ada H. Weiss. Mrs. Ada H. Weiss has twice served ns president of the Legion of Loyal Womon, a patriotic organization of the broadest scope, admitting to member ship all loyal women. She has devoted years of her life to the promotion of patriotic enterprises and the welfare and comfort of the I'nlon veterans. ' It Is due to the efforts of Mrs." Weiss that a banner bearing the words of President Lincoln will wave at Fif teenth nnd F streets on the day of the parade. The Inscription on the banner will be: "There Is one de"t this nation can never repay the one it owes to the de fenders of tho Union."