me of peril the latter invariable proved their superiority in the former sterling virtue.
(Applause.) He referred to the faithful and fearless ministry of women in times of fatal pestilence, and, in conclusion, said that in his belief she who was first in all that was noble on earth, would also be first in the kingdom of God!
After the reception, General Wheeler and his party were conducted to the luncheon, under the escort of the Board of Directors, who are Mesdames Archer Anderson, L. L. Lewis, T. William Pemberton, Miss Claire Guillaume, Miss Jane M. Rutherfoord, J. Arthur Lefroy, Reginald Gilham, Christopher Tompkins, John Hunter, William L. Sheppard, F. D. Williams, H. W. Hazard, Edmund Strudwick, Miss Margaret H. Lee and W. D. Thomas.
Here Mrs. William Sheppard and Mrs. A. E. Warren were on hospitable duty, and were assisted by Mrs. Thomas Jeffress.
Chocolate was served by Mrs. R. B. Munford, coffee by Mrs. John W. Harrison, meats by Mrs. Lewis Aylett