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The club was grief-stricken over the news of their beloved president's death, and has telegraphed an order for flowers and sent dispatches of sympathy, both as an organization and individually.
In New York Mrs. Stuart was identified with the Barnard, McDowell and Wednesday Afternoon clubs.
ANNUAL REPORT OF TREASURER W. 0. HART
RECEIPTS. December 31, 1916, balance cash on hand. ............$ 150.31 Dues collected in January, 1917............$ 32.00 Dues collected in February, 1917............ 16.00 Dues collected in March, 1917.......$ 526.00 Refund for dinner ticket........... 1.00 Refund by Perry & Buckley, printers. 3.85
530.85 Dues collected in April, 1917........
78.00 Dues collected in May, 1917........$ 70.00 Refund by Hotel Grunewald, centennial banquet, 1915.............. 212.50
282.50 Dues collected in June, 1917.....
46.00 Dues collected in July, 1917........$ 16.00 Refunded by postoffice..........
32.26 Dues collected in August, 1917........
4.00 Dues collected in November, 1917............. 28.00
Total receipts ...........
Grand total ......
...$ . 19.85
37.69 35.35 70.90 22.15
American Tea UTOSS......................
August, 1917, sundry expenses.........
Total disbursements .........
....$ 803.58 Balance cash on hand.....
396.34 There were no receipts in September, October or December, and no disbursements in September, October or November.
REPORT OF ROBERT GLENK, CORRESPONDING
SECRETARY AND LIBRARIAN. At the meeting of the Society on February 21, 1917, the regular meeting date was changed from the third Wednesday to the third Tuesday of each month.
During the year 1917 ten monthly meetings were held and two special lectures were given by the Society, as follows:
MEETINGS AND LECTURES. January 17–Purnell M. Milner, Forgotten Treks. February 21-James Renshaw, The City Beautiful. March 21—Miss Grace King, Boimare's Notes Bibliographiques. March 26–Motion Pictures, Celebration of the Centennial of the
Battle of New Orleans. April 17–S. A. Trufant, Review of Banking in New Orleans,
1830-1840. May 15—Mrs. H. F. Magruder, Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Old
and New, and Its People. T. P. Thompson, The U. S. Flag and the Designation of the
States of the Union by the Enlargement of Particular
Stars. June 19—Colonel Allison Owen, History of the Washington Ar
tillery. July 17—Doctor Joseph Holt, Review of Colonel Owen's Paper
on the History of the Washington Artillery. Professor Henry M. Gill, The War. October 16-Joe Mitchell Pilcher, The Story of Marksville. November 27–Miss Grace King, The True History of Philip
Church in New Orleans.
December 21–Edward A. Parsons, In the Path of the Black
On January 8th, the Annual Reunion Dinner of the Louisiana Historical Society took place in the Gold Room of the Grunewald Hotel, about 130 members and friends of the Society participating. The excellent menu and well-filled program of speeches and singing were greatly enjoyed by all present. Mr. W. 0. Hart was toastmaster of the occasion.
On October 24th, at 1 o'clock, at the City Hall and in the Coupil n i i took place a reception and ceremonies commemo. . .peremonies taking place this day in Paris and preliminu' te tv Biennial Bi-Centennial Celebration in New Orleans in April, 1918. The program, which was preceded by a concert on the City Hall gallery by the United States Naval Station Band, was as follows:
The invocation, by Rev. A. Gordon Bakewell; address of welcome, by Mayor Behrman, and replied to by Mr. Gaspar Cusachs; speech, by Mr. E. Genoyer, acting Consul of French Republic, “America and France”?; paper on Bienville, by Miss Grace King; outline of the Bi-Centennial program prepared for the celebration in New Orleans in April, by Mr. T. P. Thompson; song, “La Marsellaise,” Miss Anita Deynoodt; song, “Joan of Arc,” Miss Constance Ray; song, “The Call of the Flag,” Mr. Charles Dorhauer; song, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” led by Miss Rose Dirmann; Salute to the Flag, led by Mrs. C. Hamilton Tebault, and benediction, by Rev. J. B. Jeanmard.
Mr. W. 0. Hart was master of ceremonies.
The delegates sent by the City of New Orleans to Paris to attend the ceremonies taking place there on the same date were: General W. J. Behan,
J. M. Vergnole,
MEMBERSHIP. Seventy-nine applicants were elected to active membership in the Society-fifty-two gentlemen and twenty-seven ladies.
During the year there were twenty-five resignations and seventeen deaths from among the members. The net increase in membership for 1917 is thirty-seven active members, making a total of 625 active members and thirteen honorary members on the roster of the Society on January 1, 1918.
Death has removed the following esteemed members during the year 1917:
DEATHS IN 1917.
Judge A. D. Land,
NEW MEMBERS ELECTED IN 1917.
Mr. Thomas J. Ford, 406 Chartres Street;