Mrs. John D. Orrill Jr.

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Mrs. John D. Orrill Jr. - WELL DONE. X Jfolew Cewtmsnsstery Burjrrif CeL...
WELL DONE. X Jfolew Cewtmsnsstery Burjrrif CeL Xrthttp 4 is m Gewstisve Way With m rremt. DELIGHTFUL AFFAIR. A delightful entertainment was given by Te Molay Commandery last night at the asylum in Masonic Temple. The object of the gath ering was to surprise Capt. George W. Jior- Jior- thup. Ever since the commandery 's victo rious return from California a plot, has been brewing to make him some kind of a present. present. The committee obtained by some machinations machinations a picture of Col. 'orthup. This was given to Mr. Klauber, the photographer, with orders to make a fine oil portrait.' Con sidering what he had to go on, tbe result was a marvel. Tben the Sir Knights got up a fine banquet, and invited all their lady friends. The Grand ConsLstorial was filled with ladies last night. Tbe Knights were all in their uniforms, and made a vsry pretty showing. After they had spent half an hour or so chatting together, tbe ladies were marshaled marshaled into tbe banquet hall, where an elegant elegant supper was spread. The tables were covered with what is usually termed by the new reporter "all. tbe delicacies of the season." One end of tbe room was concealed with a red curtain.. After all had. been seated Judge R.-H- R.-H- R.-H- R.-H- Thompson asked a blessing, blessing, and Mr. J. W. Hickman, who presided, arose and introduced Sir Knight Kincaid, who mails an appropriate address of welcome. welcome. Then came a number of toasts. "The Grand Encampment of the United States" was responded to by Mr. W. Larue Thomas, Grand Senior Warden of the Grand Encampment of tbe United States. "The Supreme Council," by Sir Knight William Ryan "The Grand Commandery of Kentucky," by Sir Knight; E. G. Ilall, Grand Commander. Commander. "The Grand Commandery of Indiana," by Sir Knight Grand Commander Woolsey. "DeMolay ini California,'? by Asher G. Caruth, of Lou; sville Commandery o. 1. "The Ladies," by Sir Knight Jorden. IHE SURPRISE.! Then Mr. Wi hain Hickman was loudly called on, and after a few general remarks, he said: , And now I know of no better opportunity of expressing my individual feeling ot admiration of the drill corps over their success at San r'ran-eico r'ran-eico r'ran-eico than the prenent. except that what I shall say will not so fully convey the appreciation of the entire commandery, for words are inadequate to do so; yet 1 know I will be fuUy indorsed in every word and sentiment I shall utter by aU Knight templar. uen the drill corps was flrst organized it was regarded by some as a matter too presumptuous to mention or rouMder, but by the Indomitable will and untiring energy an J tbe ambition of both Col. Nortnup and his Urill squad they have succeeded in accomplishing that which far exceeds exceeds our most, sungiuae expectations. Since the organization of tne drill corps they have achieved victories which, in our estimation, have excelled all and have never been eoualed by any driU orpi in the world. The ambition of Col. Nortnup when the gauntlet of challenge challenge was thrown down at Chicago, at tne meeting of the Triennial Conclave, was aroused to such an extent that he filled the Ix-vt Ix-vt Ix-vt with enthusiasm so bigh that athey determined to marcn forth and uo battle, to win or sucriflce-their sucriflce-their anticipated hopes, or gratify thoe who discouraged discouraged and dissented from them. The results we are familiar with; tor on their return they brought to us the second prize in solid silver lined with gold the I -iuatiou -iuatiou L which they pre sented to Le Molay Commandery. and whicn was accepted by a full recognition,, together with a presentation of a gold medal, emblematical of tne ue.uolay jewel, to col. .-onnup. .-onnup. .-onnup. ooyn we were then jiroud ot you, and our hearts swelled with emotion over your success, which not only gratified u. but gamed a place of record as second second in the Cnited states as a commandery. And now. Sir Knight .Norlhup. 1 nave been del. egated by Dc Moiay Co:ninaudcry No. V2 to ex press to you the Individual aud united thanks or tne cpinniaiiuery, ir ou your return iroui ni- ni- cago, three years aro, we of le Molay Commandery Commandery welcomed you null imil courteous reception due to a valiant and magnanimous knigbt, wnose deeds of valor we t-herisii. t-herisii. t-herisii. and whose nobie works won our hearts. ' Since tben by your earnest and untiring efforts yo-j yo-j yo-j have succeeoed in not only holding the reputation of tie Molay second, but at ban Francisco. I aji'oruiu, by your indeiaiiga-bleenersy indeiaiiga-bleenersy indeiaiiga-bleenersy and influence over the drill corps, and superior ability as a commander, you succeeded in placing lie Molay tfri of record in tbe Cnited Sia.es; and we w ho failed to go to tne (iolJen Oate.but watched socloelvtlie teletrrams indicating indicating your every inovetneut, desire to present you in the name of 1 Molay Commandery a memento which is intrinsically worthless compared to our love for you. This has not been bought by funds from leMolay Commandery, but by the individual individual gifts from the individual purses of your fellow fellow Mr Knights. Take it. Sir Knight, and may it always impress upon you tbe love lie.Molay has for you, both individually aud collectively; and in after years, when your ftebleiies rum age will prevent your drawing your sv . r. . to command., command., may this memento serve svs a. mirror to rv-tl rv-tl rv-tl ct back to memory tlie ones who love you so dearly now. - As Mr. Hickman spoke, the red curtains were parted and a lile-size lile-size lile-size portrait of Capt. Norrhup was revealed. The applause was tremendous. Capt. Xorthup attempted to speak, but the surprise was too complete, his gratitude and feelings of joy overcome him and he broke down wiping away tbe tears. --The --The --The Louisville Couniimodery toast was then answered by Judge Thuijon, and then there were loud call for Mr., Klauber, wbo disappeared, but was finally captured and made to tell all about bow be made the picture. The crowd remained for some time and at length disjxTsed, after pleasant evening. enjoying a very the picrrRE or cou north l: i- i- is a wonderful production in its way. It solely tho work of Mr. Klauber and his artist, Kreiuentz. The transferrins of a life-size life-size life-size picture picture in oil from a photograph was done by new process. Tbe Colonel is standing. On one side is tbe Libation set he won at Chicago, Chicago, on the other tho grand prize of San Francisco. Francisco. The lanner of Ins commandery is behind behind him. He is dressed in full rogimontals, and tbe most remarkable part of the picture is the marvelous delicacy of the art that could work out every detail of the uuiform nothing is wautins to make the picture complete. complete. The coloring is the perfection of art. Fne expression is wonderfully life-like. life-like. life-like. Mr. Klauber will keep the. picture in his window for a few days. LADIES PRESENT. Among the ladies wio were present were Mrs. Li. C. Struss, Mrs. Frank Henry, Mrs. N. H. Beyner, Mrs. J. E. Doriing, Mrs. H. Kelly, Mrs. H. T. Esterle, Mrs. B. Oscar Doyle. Mrs. D. H. Wilson. Mrs. J. A. H aide-man, aide-man, Mrs. W. A. Tod.l, Mrs. Katie Klliott L'pperman, Mrs. J. L. Orrill, Mrs. J. A. btratton, Mrs. J. R. Durff, Mrs. U. Hunter, Mrs. Wm. Hadtield, Mrs. A. J. Morris, Mrs. Vm. Kyan. Mrs. A. H. Gardner, Gardner, JJrs. Cbas. Gardner. Mrs. K. H. Hig-gins, Hig-gins, Mrs. F. C. Lacey, Mrs. T. C. Robertson, Robertson, Mrs. Win. Croruie, Mrs. It. W. Smith, Mrs. A. A. Chickering, Mrs. Wm. J. Wat-kins, Wat-kins, Mrs. J. W. Hickman, Mrs. Sbomaker; Misses Mamie Oarduer, Katie Gardner, Miss Calvert, Fannie Moses, Tonie Weilish. Eva Fry, Birdie Northup, Loulie Bryan, Lizzie Hall, Mamie bcheSTer, Oilie Scbeffer and Pet SchelTer;

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 27 Dec 1883, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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