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: Daughters of the Americanj
Revolution
(By A. R. D.)
It seems not inappropriate to j
preface this short account of the j
Daughters of the American Revolu- j
tion in Alexandria with a paragraph
in regard to the formation of the na
tional society, in which Alexandria
has played so brilliant and important
a part.
In the year 1890 or 1891 an organi
zation was effected bearing the name
of Daughters of the Revolution, but
there was some dissatisfaction regard
ing the name selected. An executive
meeting was called and at this meet
ing the disagreement resulted in the
formation of two societies. The first,
keeping the name of "Daughters of
the Revolution," was headed by Mrs.
Flora Adams Darling. The second
group took the name of "Daughters of
the American Revolution," and be
came the national society to which the
whole country looks today.
Mi's. Benjamin Harrison, the wife
of President Harrison, was the first
president general of the national so
ciety, and the first continental con
gress met in 1SP1.
The facts in the preceding para- j
graph, furnished by Mrs. Lucian i
Cocke, of Roanoke, who was a dele- |
gate to the first continental congress, j
are authentic, and the following is J
quoted from an address by Mrs. Cocke
to the Virginia State D. A. R.
"Throughout the entire first congress
the Mason and Dixon line was oblit
erated." J^i this connection Mrs.
Cocke cited as an instance a particu
larly charming courtesy extended to
the delegate from Georgia by the del
egate from Illinois, a native of Mas
sachusetts by birth. Continuing, she
said: "They began by smoothing out
the heart-aches of the war of the six
ties. Since then they have risen to
meet every exigency most splendid
iy."
Alexandria has from the very be
ginnings of the national society
played a brilliant part in its affairs,
and has by the numoer of national olli
cers she has furnished the society
carried out the traditions of the state
which has%iven so many sons to the
presidency, The names of Mrs. Elea
nor Washington Howard, Mrs Stew
art W. Jamieson, Miss Susan Ran
dolph Hetzel aind Mrs. Albert
Doyle Brockett occur at once as na
tional officers who have iilled then
high positions with grace and effi
ciency.
The Daughters of the American
Revolution need no introduction to the
American public, which has learned to
look upon them as the greatest power
for Americanization and for patriotic
and educational progress tliis country
has ever known. With a membership
hovering near the two hundred thou
sand mark, made up of the representa
tive women of every State, the society
stands side by side with our National
Government in the support of law and
order, in the furtherance of high per
sonal and civic standards of conduct,
and in true patriotism at home and
abroad.
The man in office, whether national
or local, can look to the Daughters of
the American Revolution to support
affair swd .. just administration.
Schools ar$l colleges, turning to the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion when worthy young citizens
knock at their doors for admission,
find the Daughters ready with schol
arships and students' ioan funds to
furnish the necessary "open sesame"
to these portals. The new Americans,
from their first bewildered immigrant
days to their establishment as citi
zens, find the Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution with hands extended
to help and lift. Tired, disheartened
steerage passengers, strangers in a
strange land, worn out with the rough
crossing, stunned by the sights and
sounds of a new world, find large
hearted American women ready with
aid and cheer, and the beginnings of
Americanization are made when the
seeds of hope and promise are sown,
in these hungry hearts. In the lar
ger cities, where the foreign element
crowds into the tenement districts
and human beings are herded togeth
er like cattle, the babies and children
of imigrant parents had small chance
for life and health. But these condi
tions came within the Americaniza
tion plans of the National Society and
all over the country the Daughters
of the American Revolution have es
tablished clinics where sick children
may be treated free of charge, and in
connection with these are classes in
home-making and practical nursing.
Milk is furnished for hundreds of
babies and mothers are taught the
prinicplcs 01 feeding and caring for
their children.
When America joined the Allies,
the National Society as a body and
through its Chapters, contributed to
every cause and invested heavily in
Liberty Bonds of every issue. Thous
ands of women, representing every
Chapter in every State, rolled ban
dages, made dressings, knit socks and
sweaters, and gave many hours daily
to meeting the needs of the Army
at home and abroad. When the
troops came home, the Daughters of
the American Revolution aided mater
ially in celebrating the homecoming
and added their "Well done!" to the
appreciation of the country. In
France the So</iety has made for it
self a very real place in the hearts of
the country. The gift of the Nat
ional Society to France, the new wat
er system for the town of Tilloloy,
is an enduring monument to the
friendship of tfte women of France i
and America and a recognition of our I
debt of gratitude to France in the
stormy days of the Revolution. Chap
ters ail over the country have adopt
ed French orphans and have contri
buted not only dollars but love and
thought to the suffering and bereaved
ones 01 a sister nation.
The National Society of the Daugh- J
ters of thri American Revolution is
well represented in Alexandria.
Mount Vernon Chapter is active as J
a Chapter and through its individual j
members in all patriotic and educa- !
viona^ movements, Last year the j
thought and work of the Chapter was l
thought and work of the Chapter was
directed toward civic betterment and
towaird Americanization in all its
branches.
Last December this Chapter re
located and inclosed the second mile
stone of the original southwest bound
ary line of the District of Columbia,
which was unveiled and re-dedicated
with appropriate ceremonies.
Jn April of the same year, Mount
Vernon Chapter joined with the var
ious Chapters of the District of Col
umbia in celebrating the one hundred
and thirtieth anniversary of the de
dication of the initial monument of
survey of this historic boundary, at
Jones Point, below the city.
Alexandria has a flourishing
Chapter of the Children of the
American Revolution, which was or
ganized by Mrs. C A. S. Sin
clair, under the auspices of the
Mount Vernon Chapter. This C. A.
ii. Chapter has more than sixty mem
bers on its roll, ij the largest Chap
ter of this children's society in the
State of Virginia, and is active in
patriotic work.
Sarah Franklin Chapter numbers
among its members not only
Alexandrians but a number of Vir
ginia women living in the District of
Columbia who keep their identity as
Virginians. This Chapter is partic
ularly active in ail plans for patriotic
education and contributes largely
through scholarship funds and Chap
ter donations to all educational causes.
One of the chief interests 01 this
Chapter is the scholarship which it
I maintains in a southern school, the
| funds for which are provided from the
Chapter treasury, with no outside
aid.
Sarah Franklin Chapter is actively
interested in the work of the Histori
i cal Committee of the Society and con
! tributes both money and the services
| of Chapter members to the work of
i this Committee. The winter's work
j for this Chapter has |>een the stijciv
jand discussion of the Constitution of
tho United States, in which the mem
bership as a whole has manifested in
tcnsc.jatecesL.^... ... ,,
In addition there are a number of
Alexandrians, Members at Large, who
prefer not to identify themselves with
any Chapter, but who, nevertheless,
are deeply interested in the work of
the National Society.
The present State Regent of Vir
ginia, Dr. Kate Waller Barrett, be
longs not only to Alexandria and Vir
ginia, but to the country and, indeed,
WORRIED
HUSBANDS
READ THIS
Glide's Pepto-Mangan Is the!
Best Tonic for Nervous,
Tired-Out Wives
Is your wife "ail tired out" and
cross and irritable much of the time?
Do the children "bother her to death"
every day. and do the ordinary house
hold tasks that she formerly per
formed with ease seem now to overtax
her? In other words, do you often
come home to a house of trouble in
tead of a house of joy and happiness?
If your answer is "yes" to these
pointed questions, don't blame your,
wife until she has taken Gude's Pento- j
Mangan with her meals for a few i
weeks. She is simply run-down and
1 nervous and needs the kind of iron
thai she will get in Gude's Pepto
Mangan to give her more vitality and
strength. For thirty years doctors
have recommended Gude's Pcpto
Mangan as a first-class building-up
tonic. Sold by your drugs' in both
iinuid and tablet form. Advertisement.
Julian F. Chcuncy, Stand No. 3, City Market
to the whole world. It is a matter of
keen delight and pride to the Daugh
ters in this city to have the affairs
of the Society both in State and Nat
ional D: A. R. work so ably repre
sented. Dr. Barrett is entering up
on her second term as State Regent of
Virginia, being the unanimous choice
at bjth elections of the entire State.
Dr. Barrett and the principles for
which she stands are already too fa
miliar to the majority of Alexan
drians but for the sake of those
newcomers in the city who may not
know her, this quotation is_ given
from her address to the Virginia
State D. A_ R. in October:
"The thought about wiiich I want
to speak to you today is "The Invisi
ble Kingdom Virginia, like every
other State, is facing conditions and
circumstances of a nature that mark
the old civilization as a failure. We
are going to build a new one. Women
of Virginia, you ha^e it in your
power to strike the keynote, and be
leaders in this new civilization that
will sweep America, just as our an
cestors had it in their power to
shape the new Republic.
"1 want to say to you that this is
a question which comes home to wom
en even more than it does to men, be
cause heretofore we have had power
only as their mothers, wives and
daughters. What the men of Virgin
ia are today is to be measured by the
women. Do not lot us try to hide be
hind the men and when we consider
the conditions and circumstances say
that we had nothing to do with them,
that we did not have suffrage in
those days. Let us not get up any
sex warfare, but let us be willing
to stand by the men and take part
responsibility for any mistakes that
may have been made and to work to
rectify them.
"It is to the Invisible Kingdom
over which we rule and its poten
tiality that I want to call your atten
tion. We are here in the interests of
those who have gone before, and in
the very material of which we are
made, in our physical, spiritual and
mental qualifications are the identi
cal possibilities, the identical parts
of those who stood here in those days
that made Virginia possible. Eugen
ics has never yet been able to defixe
what heredity is, but it can not be
denied that there is a spiritual and
mental as well as a physical being
which comes from those from whom
we spring. This is the best descrip
tion of heredity I have ever heard:
'Man is the road-house at which the
spirit of his ancestors stop awhile
on their way to being his descen
dants.'
"This is a wonderful thought, that
we are today entertaining in our bod
ies this invisible part of those who
have gone before. How careful wo
should be of the surroundings and en
vironment that we give to those wan
dering guests who stop awhile on
their way to being our descendants.
How wc ought- to say to our ances
tors, 'Has this been a good day for
you? Has the road-hcuse given you
what you needed today? Are you
strengthened? What has the road
house lacked today that it has not
given you? Tell me, so that I may
give it to you to-morrow. Stay awhile
wait awhile, so that I may get better
and stronger and truer than I have
been in the past. I have not
realized it all. I have beon busy
about other things. I have beon so
immersed in material things that I
have forgotten the spiritual. Let me
learn a little more. Oh, Ancestors,
rest a little longer, in order that I
may be able to do something for you,
in order that you may do more for my
descendants."
This quotation is given not only
because it gives an insight into the
character of the women whom Vir
ginia Daughters have placed at the
head of their organization, but be
cause through their confidence in her
and eager loyalty to the highest good,
they have shown themselves worthy
descendants of the men who found
ed this magnificent Commonwealth.
The following verses, written for
and dedicated to the Virginia Daugh
ters of the American Revolution,
was written by Mrs. W. 0. Owen, for
merly of Lynchburg. It has been a
constant source of inspiration to the
members of the Society and the
Daughters in Alexandria, with those
throughout the State, have answered
the call most nobly.
WOMEN OF VIRGINIA
"I am the voice of Fate,
I call you early and I'll call you late.
Your history's full of garnered
grain,
Despite the tempest, travail, pain.
Yours holds such treasured stores
of gold;
I pray you to your best traditions
hold.
And write again upon my pages
Thoughts, deeds, to be proud of
through the ages.
Women of Virginia:
I want your tongues, how can I
win you?
We strongly need our best to teach,
Let this guide action, thought and
speech,
That our youth so follow our im
mortal sires
See that your speech to this alone
inspires.
Women of Virginia:
I want your hearts, how can I win
you?
Those hearts that prove so tender, I
true,
Directing cach action which makes
you.
May they prove noblest in this
brain,
Uttered by a strong and fearless
Women of Virginia:
I want your souls, how can I win i
you?
I want that fine, intrepid soul
To aid, support your matchless j
whole.
I want you, my strong, staunch
daughters,
Help steer me through these stormy
waters.
Women of Virginia:
I want you All, how can 1 win
you."
FIRST SHIP ARRIVAL
Recently while engaged on genea
logical research work at the Con
gressional Library, the following was
found among some colonial records:
"Some years before the revolu
tionary war Capt. Charles Broad
water came to America from his
seat, Broadwater, near Godalmering.
Surrey, England, in his own vessel
which was the first ship to bo
brought into the harbor of Belle
haven, now Alexandria. He made
several voyages to and from Eng
land, and finally located 14 miles
from Alexandria, near the present
county sent of Fairfax. ITe se
cured* a patent from the British
| government for a large tract of
; land in Fairfax county; he was the
\ first high sheriff of Fairfax county,
i receiving his appointment from
j George III of England. He married
Miss Siems, of Maryland; his only
child, Charles Broadwater, Jr., in
177"), was Captain of a Fairfax com
pany under Gen. Braddock."
JAMES KEATING,
214 McGill Building.
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during 1920, for every 1,000 persons
employed in mines, quarries and metal
lurglea! plants, 3.19 were killed and
22L22 injured.
Firestone, Pennsylvania and Oldfield
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Springtime Is Arriving
Spring Apparel
New spring blouses of georgette crepe,
crepe de chine or pongee $3.98 to $9.98
Fur chokers, priced now $10.98 to $49.50
K. and G. Corsets, special at $1.00 to $5.00
American Lady Corsets, SI.50 to $5.00
Nemo Corsets, special at $3.00 to $9.25
Women's Silk Bloomers, $2.9S to $-1.98
Silk Camisoles, special at $1.50 to $3.50
Women's Silk Vests $1.60 to $3.50
Women's Silk Petticoats, $3.50 to $10.98
Women's .Jersey and Tweed Suits $12.50
to $32.50
Navy blue and black serge and tricotine
suits, specially priced at $22.50 to $35.09
Women's spring Coats, $9.50 to $39.50
SPRING
ACCESSORIES
Women's spring para
sols, all silk, all colors
85.98 to $8.50
Kayser's silk and fab
ric gloves, special at, a pair
59c to $1.50
Spring Neckwear
39c to $1.50
SILK HOSE
Van Kaalte silk hose in black,
white and colors, pair $3.00 to $1.00
Kavscr silk hose, a pair $3.00 to
$1.00
Onvx "i'ointex" silk hose, pair
$2.50 to $3.00
Women's good quality silk and
fibre hose, pair 59c to $1.50
Other Spring Apparel
w as never more dazzling or gor
geously beautiful than that de
creed for wromen this season.
It is all here. From the rough
cloth of the suit or coat to the
filmsy clinging silk underthings
that delight every w oman or miss
"PRINTZESS"
COATS and SUITS
of novel materials and styles
lead the spring fashion parade.
THE SUITS
$25.00 to $49.50
Stylish Easter Furnishings For Men and Boys in
Our Popular Men's Store
.Men's new IJ. \. i). 1 nion Suits
.Men's new Munsing Spring Weight Union Suits
.Men's new Spring Pajamas, Suit
Men's new Spring Night Robes, each
Men's new Interwoven I.isle Hose, pair
Men's new Onyx Lisle Hose, pair
Men's new Onyx Silk Hose
$1.50
. . $1.50 to $3.50
. . $1.50 to $5.00
.. $1.00 to $2.00
40c
. ... 25c to 50c
. $1.00 and $1.50
Men's new Trunks $10.00 to $50.00
Men's new Traveling Bags $2.50 to
$35.00
Men's new Suit Cases $2.50 to $18.
FOR THE BOYS
Boy's new K and E. Shirts $1.25 to
Boy's new K and E. Blouses, $1.00
to $1.50
Boy's new Athletic Union Suits
75c t? $1.50
Boy's Ribbed Hose, pair 25c to 75c
Boy's new Corduroy Pants $1.50 to
$1.75
Boy's blue serge Pants, pair $2.75
and $2.98
Boy's new wool knee Pants, pair
$1.50 to $2.50
later woven
Die ?n r*r?yr
TOE AND HEEL
$mks
THE COATS
$16.50 to $35.00
The
New Dresses
Women's fine cloth
Dresses, priced $9.50 to $35
Taffeta, crepe de chine,
canton crepe, Cambridge
crepe, in all the new spring
colors and styles?
$14.98 to $39.50
Dress Goods
Cheney spot-proof foul
ards, 40 in. wide, yd. $2.75
Goetz taffeta silks, all
the wanted shades, 36-in.
wide, yard $2.75
Goetz all silk satin, all
shades, 36-inches wide, a
yard $2.50
All silk Japanese Shan
tung Pongee, 35-inches
wide, yard 81.50
Tussah silks, 36-inches
wide, yard 59c, 75c, $1.00
Taffeta silks and mes
saline, black and navy, 36
in. wide, yd. $1.50, $2.00
Fine all silk crepe de
chine, all colors, 40-in.
wide yard $2.00
Georgette crepes in
black, white and colors,
40-inches wide, yd. $2.00
Extra heavy, all silk
Canton Crepes, all colors,
40-inches wide, yd. $3.50
Burton's fine tissue, 36
inches wide, yd 69c
Xormandy voiles, 40-in.
wide, yard 69c
Domestic ratine in all
wanted shades, 36-inches
wide, yard 59c
Imported ratine, all
shades, 36-in. wide .. $1.25
Beautiful spring ribbons
all widths, all prices.
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