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 - toacatt Mi mooting m the Mansion house at 3.30...
toacatt Mi mooting m the Mansion house at 3.30 o'clock on Saturday. Ifo meeting was well attended, several of ttie members coming from ont of town. It was noted as coincident; that ilia name of the bnilding where the memben convened was the' saute as that of the •faotetat the corner of George and Paterson streets, which in 1845 was purchased by the founder of the New Brunswick Institute, reatted, added to, and used for institute work for mord wan a quarter of a century. •"-•• : V ' L '- ; ' : ;:'. 1?i ' ; ;: ' ;: ''• ' ' „ The flag waving over the building seemed to. salute the members AS : they entered carrying protectively the credentials which admitted them to full and honorable membership; On a table in the centre ot the roomi half hidden by lilies of the valley^ was a photograph of .the one in whose; .memory the meeting had been called. r Keiar it was the old dictionary (Webster's unabridged) which had for years rested'on her desk, and had been thumbed and rerthnin bed by patient students and teachers,alike. Some of the memben had not met for many yean, a separation of interests having led 'along different paths; bnt the happiness of all showed that they had simply lost sight of, but had not forgotleD, one another. The meeting Was called to order by Mrs. I. 0. G. .Reynolds, who was also appointed as the presiding officer. Mrs. A. Paige Peeke, of East Millstone, acted as secretary. By vote it was decided to effect an organization. There was a noticeable absence, of lap d^gs; violet confections, and che wing gumV The weather, servant question, and ' the bright (?) children at home were forgotten. It is even doubtful if any member carried away the faintest remembrance ,,of any gown present. A dainty maid flitted along the corridor, presumably with aalts, ice-water, and other modern restoratives, but the nerves of the Alumnae had been carefully tempered in the same rigid school where they had learned their tasks; thus the little maid's stock remained intact. The subject of under graduates was discussed at length and for want of better authority it was decided to adopt the alumnae rules existing in the representative colleges of the presnt time. The general sentiment was that an auxiliary society (Vasiar College has one called the Students' Aid Society) composed of the Hannah Hpyfc students, co-operating with the organization could do effective work. At an annual re-union all would gather and in the words of a Yaftsar secretary, 1 ' over a dainty luncheon, renew allegiance to their college, and gain fresh inspira tion towards work for the coming year." Correspondence is invited from the students on this subject, addressed to either member of the executive committee. It is desired to make the alumnae organisa- tion a valuable bureau of information for finding old schoolmates, and hence, any one in possession of present addresses ot any students.or alumnae listed on any of the institute catalogues 'will confer a favor by sending in the same. Pleasant reminiscences and bits of' school history are also acceptable. •. ,, The earliest class represented on Saturday was that of 1846. Mrs., A. M.' Staats,"of-this city"; represented it for Mr* Emjjie Pierson (oee,,$mUie McDonald;) of New York city. Mre. Pierson sent as her credentials a gold medal inscribed "testimonal of senolarship" with dat«i, ete. The latest diplomas were inscribed on parchment in book form. The classiof '64 earned ofWhehonort as to representttives; four of the class being p-esent Among those present were alHuP. Y, GampbelL(Emm>, El Stout) Princeton fttfflt Jt 8/ Clara? (Sarah B. Voorhees,) Miss Sarah Howell, Mrs. Edgar ; 8.4 ,H,Jfttfi (Annie. Ypong,), Plainfield*; -Mri^W. IB; Met«er l "(Geitrude Howell,) Millstone; Mrs. A Paige Peeke (Deborah P. Provost,) East Millstone ; Misses Sarah and Huldah Roe, Mrs. I. C. G. Beynolds,, (Cocilc C. Smith), Mrs. D. Lpwber Smith, (Sophia A. KiTKpatrick) Mrs. Howard Mao- Sherry, (Belle W. Soott), Mre. 8. F. Tracy, (Fannie Huukinson), New York; Mrs. H. Brewster Willis, (Rosa L. Evans), Mrs. J. L Z&brwkie, (Sarah T. Lyles), Brooklyn. Mrs. Zabriskie was represented by letter, her diploma bearing the signature of Howard, Crosby as one ot the examiners. An executive committee was appointed to arrange for an October session, the object, of which will be to^sreptthe organi- BrewsterWilHs.'iliitf Sarah Roe and Mre. 1. C. G. Beynolds. A vote of thanks was extended ijto Mr*. Reynolds for the alumnal call, to H. Brewster Willis for negotiating for a place of meeting, to L. D. Mas, proprietor of the Mansion, for 1 his htopitalityy and the use •f hb well appointed establishment, and te the New Brunswick press, for favors granted. . B pin f JL4 SEd E M, F JS J! Empire F J. § tbe

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  1. The Daily Times,
  2. 23 May 1898, Mon,
  3. Page 7

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