R. E. Lee Camp of Confederete Veterans celebrated the birthday of General R. E. Lee by a banquet at the Hotel Fleischmann at night.
The dining-room of the hotel was very handsomely decorated with flags, Confederate and United States, and with flowers.
Extended around the room were tables arranged in the form of a square and laden down with all the good things of the season.
In the centre of the table stood a large model of the Alexandria Confederate soldiers' monument (Elder's Appomattox), said to be one of the handsomest in the South.
Promptly at 8:15 P. M. the Camp, with a few invited guests, filed into the dining-room, and for over an hour nothing was heard but the clatter of knives and forks, as the veterans did justice to the bountiful repast spread by mine host Fleischmann.
Then came the toasts, as follows:
The Day We Celebrate.
Responded to by Comrade Surgeon Harold Snowden, surgeon Seventeenth Virginia infantry, Confederate Sta