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PENS AC OLA JOURNAL, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 30, 1313.
Section Two it TWENTIETH CONVENTION OF 'THE - UNITED DAUGHTERS OF CONFEDERACY - The twentieth convention of the Daughters of the Confederacy was a crowded gathering; nine out of eleven Kenera! officers -w ere present, all chair men of the seven standing -committes nineteen out of the twenty-two divis ion presidents, and representatives from thirty out of the thirty-three t states in which the United Daughters v. i . -i . .. a me unieueracy is organizea; xne iassembly casting: 23 44 votes; but the actual attendance einj? many hun . dreds fewer than that as delegates in rnany instances represented more than i vote for chapters not in full attendance, r or having no one of their own mem bers present. . - The programme of -welcome was P given Tuesday evening, to a crowded house; the addresses from-the hostes3 chapter president, Mrs. T. A. S - Vaught, the hostess division president j Mrs. Youree, Commissioner A. C. Ricks ror the city of New Orleans, Col. A, B t Booth for the Confederate " Veterans and the letter of welcome from Gov- . ernfr Booth, were each and all warm wit') southern hospitality, sending glow of cordial greeting to the hearts of ail, which lingered with us through- - out. ., .. . : The mu ileal numbers by the quartet , and the vocal solos by Mrs. Bott were exquisite. The president general, Airs. Alex B. While, made a lengthy ad dress on the work of the organiza tion, and Mrs. Ciapp of Memphis re 5 ponded on behalf of the daughters, to s the addresses of welcome. , . Two deeply impressive figures were those of Mrs. J. I'inckney Smith, one " "of the beginners of our work In ucniis iana. the president of New Orleans Chapter No. .72, when the convention met with them before in iso2, ana Rev. A. Gordon Bakewell, the vener m able Confederate chaplain, who offered the invocation.' 1 9 On Wednesday morning the conven j, tion opened for business. After the credentials report, a summary of which 3 is given above, came the roll call, of - states, to which each state president n responded by presenting her state flag to the custodian of flags and pennants, for later presentation to the hostess $ chapter as mementos of the conven V tion. . r Reports of general officers followed, each giving account of her service for the past year; all had done their work faithfully; but while tendering all of them a vote of thanks, the enthusias tic meed of praise from the convention went to our two magnificent officers, Mrs. Tate, treasurer general, and Miss Rutherford, historian general. The re t port of the president general covered In detail her work of the past year. and was accepted with a rising vote of .thanks and appreciation. According to the by-law- which gov- trns the order of business, state re f ports should have followed the reports of officers, but so completely was the 'f by-law set aside, and so many were j the special orders maae, tnat tne state reports were never made at all, to. the rreat disannolntment of tne majority for they are easily the most inspiring tj part of the convention routine, ana many were the expressions of regret it their being left out; but with. V complete change of the usual order of business, a house out of control most of the time, and much time wasted over trivialities, it was impossible for v results to be satisfactory to those who . re interested in accomplishing the 5 work of the organization. As many ladies variously expressed It. "We have had a perfectly delightful time in everything except tne convert 3 tion itself." This seemed to be the I: general feeling, out few remember that each delegate who did not do her own full part toward keeping order and at is tending to business was partly respon Bible for the disappointments. Some committee reports were also omitted, among them that of cross jf of honor, this being especially disap pointing as it is, the second year we have not haa it. However, out of the general confu Bion we can pick some thing accom plished, and some of them very im portant. First, the constitution was ., revised, in the main carefully, although every now and then weariness assert e itself, it accepting anything so as ft to vich an adjournment; but with fe xoeptions the constitutional work , w carefully done, many changes j( b. r r.-sde in the form submitted by s ti committee, and in other cases ur.;n;;nouax support being given to them. The convention fully appreciat- ' ed the conscientious work which the committee had given . to their duties, and differed from them only when con vinced, that something else was better r for the work. Intending to adopt the . constitution for live years, as tney did, the delegates gave close consideration f to constitutional changes, but when . the by-laws came under consideration there was a noticeable slackening, as the general feeling was that they could i be set straight" if need be another year, after trying them. Even if the convention had done nothing but this work of revision It s would stilt have much to its credit. but beside that the magnificent re port of the educational committee 3 showed 15 scholarships in the gift of t the committee, which aggregated an lannual valuation of $4,500, with nearly 3 two hundred and fifty more in the gift ; of divisions and chapters which bring our total annual valuation up to more than $25,000 for education, i Arlington reports through. Its treas urer total receipts to November 1, 1913, 150,442.59, of whioh $10,834.52 was 1 the receipts of the year past. The treasurer set $7,000 as the sum neces sary for the completion of payment of all rurtner expenses, inclusive or un veiling ceremonies, and putting in or der of ground around monument. Of this sum more than $4,000 was pledged from the convention floor, and a reso lution was adopted asking all state . presidents to request chapters end members of their respective divisions to have all pledges paid by April 1, 1913, In order that all Indebtedness for the monument and "unveiling cere monies may be met In full when the monument shall be unveiled on April 27th, 1914, the date now et. There has been an unavoidable delay In com pleting the work, but the monument is to be delivered In January, uid will be in place and all things ready by April 27th, fo rthe culmination of the great work for which we have striven eo long and so patiently. Shiloh reported over $23,000 In hand up to November 1, 1913; more than $8,000 of which was received during the past year. The director general reportedln committee that the calen dar sales up to Nov. 1, amounted to $5,000, which will be additional to the e,bove, and the sales of calendars will continue until Christmas with addi tional gain to the Shiloh fund. Four designs were submitted to the Shiloh committee, but after -careful end prolonged examination and con sideration of them, the committee re jected all of them, and deferred the selection for another year, feeling that in so important a matter, there must not be too much haste. It is a pleas ure to many that Mrs. Alex B. White remains our director general for Shiloh, as that position was not dependent tipon her office of president general. : The convention declined to under take at this time the establishment of, . chair of Eouthern history at George' Peabody College for Teachers; not through lack of interest in the matter, but because of the widespread feeling that the United Daughters of the Con federacy had many obligations already undertaken, and that it is wise to wait the completion of some of these before adding another. Relief work as strongly reported by Mrs. N. V. Randolph of Virginia; Con federate sears, as reported by Mrs. Iurr of Alabama, and the home for Confederate 'women as reported by Mrs. Henderson of Mississippi, all re ceived due attention from the conven tion. No action was taken on the matter of limiting time for bestowal of cross of honor, to the disappointment of many, who feel that unlimited be stowal cheapens the cross. The restriction of the Vassar schol arship to one state was done away with, and that scholarship is now open to all states in which the Daugh ters of he Confederacy is organized; also it was changed from a one year to a four year term, so that the young woman winning it may now have the opportunity of a full couhse at Vassar. The Jurisprudence committee was dropped, and its functions given to the executive board on recommendation of the president general. In reply to pete for either of these, nor for the certin-cate of merit for greatest num ber of new members gained, Florida among the number. The certificate of merit, by the way, . went again to Vir- , ginia. Mrs. Longmire's presentation of the Banner,, and Mrs. S. E. F. Rose's presentation of the loving cup, which is her gift, were both fitting and ap propriate, the musical numbers beau tiful, especially the violin solos; tout the high tide of the evening was the masterly address of the historian gen eral, . Miss Rutherford ; it was replete with Information, sparkling with wit. and brimming over with loyalty, espe cially to "dear old Georgia," said with an inflection .it takes a Georgian to ive. The house gave Miss Rutherford an ovation never to be forgotten, and Confederate veteran added a tribute its printing and distribution, for which to the value of the address and urged the ladies were already arranging. tne selection of place of next meet ing was left to the executive committee. The election of officers was as fol lows: Mrs. Daisy McLaurin Stevens f Mississippi, was elected president general amid wild enthusiasm, the sentiment being so decided that the only competitor, Mrs. N. D. Eller of irglnia, was withdrawn from narai ation. Mrs. -Stevens was nominated by Mrs. Walter Lamar, state president of Georgia, officially seconded by your state president and also by nearly the whole convention. Mrs. Chappell Cory and Mrs. B. B. Ross, both of Alabama, were nomi nated for vice-president, and Mrs. La mar of Georgia; the last named de clined as she. was a state president, and Mrs. Cory graciously withdrew, in order that she "might not embarrass the friends of Alabama." Mrs. Ross was elected. Mrs. Culberson of Oklahoma, was made second vice-president; Mrs. Fal son of North Carolina was re-elected third vice-president; Mrs. Katie Chil dress "Schnabel, re-elected correspond ing secretary; Mrs. C. B. Tate, treas urer; Mrs. Orlando Halliburton, regis-i trar; Miss Rutherford, historian; Mrs. Frank A. Walker, custodian of flags and pennats, and Mrs. J. . Tench was elected custodian. One. roll call vote only was" taken, there beinir but one office for which two nominations went to vote, that of recording secretary; the nominess were Mrs, John P. Hickman and Mrs. Fannie Ransom Williams; both women of fine capacity and the office equally safe with either. After, the roll call, but before the .vote was counted, Mrs. Hickman withdrew her name, stating that she had several -times sought recognition in order to do so earlier, but in the confusion had not been able to secure It. She moved that Mrs. Wililams's election be made unani mous. On this roll call Florida voted 46 for Mrs. Hickman, 34 for Mrs. Wil liams; inclusive ef the state president's vote, the division vote was 80. The social courtesies of the conven tion were many; the' mayor invited the entire convention and all visiting daughters to a boat ride on the Mis sissippi, on Tuesday afternoon, to see the New Orleans harbor with its many points of interest. On Wednes day afternoon the Ladles" coniederate Memorial Association entertained at a musicale; Wednesday evening the New Orleans chapter gave a formal reception, ball and tableaux, at the Athenaeum. Thursday noon the Stone wall Jackson chapter entertained state presidents and some other invited guests at luncheon at the beautiful Country Club; Thursday afternoon Mrs. Schnabel received the general of ficers and state presidents. Friday af ternoon an automobile ride, the corner stone laying of Beauregard monument and an informal reception at the Sol diers' Home all claimed attention. Saturday noon the Fitzhugh Lee Chapter entertained at luncheon gen eral officers, state presidents and some invited guests beside; and Saturday afternoon Mrs. Vaught, president of the hostess chapter, and Mrs. George Denegre received specially Invited guests In honor of outgoing and In coming general officers. Your presi dent accepted as courtesy paid to you that to all of these entertainments, and to several other more private ones, she received invitations. On the boat ride, at the luncheon and at Mrs. Schnabel's reception, she represented her division herself; she gave a brief address at the Stonewall Jackson chap ter luncheon, tout a conflict of duties prevented her from filling the place To the musicale she sent Mrs. Wm F. Gwynne, state recording secretary. and another Florida daughter as her representative; for the Athenaeum ball and reception she presented the box assigned to her to Mrs. B. L. Lid- don, third vice-president Florida di vision, Mrs. R, I Moore, retiring third vice-president, Mrs. Wm. F. Gwynne, recording secretary, and Mrs. R. Pope Reese, president Pensacola Chapter; Mrs. Liddon being her official repre sentative; at the Beauregard inonu ment cornerstone laying, and at the reception driven by Mrs. Vaught and Mrs. Denegre, Mrs. Wm. F. Gwynne was ner official representative. At many of these functions she would have liked to be present herself, but her duties In convention hall or on committee would not permit; and as your representative duty came first: but she saw that Florida was properly represented at all. Tour president represented Florida on three meetings of Shiloh commit tee; at meeting of education commit tee, had a conference with the his torian general, and a conflict of duties kept her from the historians commit tee; was a member of the committee on southern test books and. literature, and served on a special committee for the president -general. She requested a telegram of sym pathy to be sent to General W. H. Sebring, and at the memorial service on Wednesday afternoon gave the memorials of Mrs. J. J. Dickison and Mrs. Annie Perdue Sebring; asking and receiving, for the latter the tribute of the convention's rising and standing for one -moment with bowed heads in recognition of the burial service then taking place In Memphis. Florida had twenty-six delegates present, and so far a-8 tn president could Judge every on of them seemed to be enjoying the convention and its accessories. The Florida president received from her daughters an immense bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley, with a background of feathery ferns; it was the admiration of the "convention, and one lady pointed to it as a model when she wished a beautiful one sent to Mrs. Raines, whose absence was the saddest note in the whole convention. The flowers were presented to your president on behalf of the Florida daughters, and your president thinks she thanked the dear givers In the best way possible when she asked the privilege of having the nowers wnicn had brough her so much love, bear her love and Florida's to our- new presi dent general; so she asked permission for Mrs. Gwynne of Florida and Mrs. Henderson of Mississippi to bring Mrs. Stevens to the platform to receive them. She presented them with a few words of love and loyalty, to which Mrs. Stevens responded warmly. Sunday evening the Florida delegates who had remained over, tendered an official dinner from Florida to their state president, as has been their cus tom always with her, and thus closed an occasion during which she had received many beautiful courtesies both official and personal. Except for the delayed and omitted work it was the most i pleasant con vention your president has ever at tended, which is saying a great deal, as she thinks over the list of other general conventions. It has passed into history, some things 'we shall re member with pride as good work ac complished; some omissions we chron icle with regret; its courtesies to its! members we recall with pleasure; some other happenings "we should strive to blot out from our memories, and look forward to 1914 with deter mination to make It a better conven tion; meanwhile working , all together in love for our great cause. SISTER ESTHEL. CARLOTTA, S. R., President Florida Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy. WATCH STOLEN FROM HIS VEST PICKPOCKET TOOK WATCH FROM R. R ATWELL LAST NIGHT NEAR THE CORNER OF BAYLEN AND ZARRAGOSSA STREETS. R. R. Atwell, a young whito man, living at No. 126 1-2 East Government street, reported to the police Nation that his watch was stolen from his vest pocket while he was nsar . the corner of Baylen and Zarragossa streets about 10 o'clock last niga. Atwell furnished a partial descrip tion of the watch and the police are Investigating the matter. MANY REASONS FOR BECKER'S RELEASE BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. New York, Nov.. 29. Twenty-five reasons why former Police Captain Becker should not be executed for the murder of Herman Rosenthal, the gam bler, will be presented next week to the state court of appeals. Becker is now in Sing Sing prison under sen tence of electrocution. , Becker, says the appellant's brief is ' a victim of the greatest conspiracy of the ag;e. He was not given a chanr for his life. The effect of the ruHng of the court made the trial a mockery One of the principal arguments in Becker's behalf is that Sam Schepps the chief corroborative w itness for the state was an accomplice. His attor neys complain that the trial was rushed through and that Becker was convicted by public opinion. DISSOLUTION FOUR I EXCHANGE FIRM BY ASSOCIATED PRESJ-k . York. Nov. digsolu- flrms announceu i.-- - p; The dusihv-- - r - New change tion today. the firms will "rtnershlP. Th ganization of j9 understood. wM other concerns, 'ra permanently. A wind up their partnership dicsolu large number the end of tha tions is expected streer hava year. Dull u"',ce of stock exc ang reduced the J" oo0 to ess than halt seats fror" nd have made it difficuU that amount Drokers to earn a liv for many tot in,- Hinr m stocks for the month Just .Ih the smallest for any month spnee May. 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