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Misses E. Doussan, Myrtle Gehl, Anna Gehl, Coralie Pierson, Effie Fournier, sopranos; Misses Althea Willoz, Jeanne Nores, Lala Gar- vey, Inez Martinez, altos; Mrs. Mary T. McDonald, J. H. Desmares, and L. Monomier, tenor; L. J. Doize and W. J. Zimmerman, bassos. One of the most beautiful selections was "Asleep in Jesus," sung after the sword presentation.
And so closed one of the most memorable evenings in the history of the city. Previous to the reunion a meeting of the association was held, at which Mrs. Hays, daughter of Jefferson Davis; Mrs. S. Allston and Mrs. J. R. Davis were elected honorary members. Mrs. Lewis Graham gave a report of the great reunion of the Con- federate Memorial Association in Memphis.
A SOUTHERN CROSS OF HONOR PRESENTED TO GENERAL J. A. CHALARON BY THE DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY.
The Daughters of the Confederacy met at Memorial Hall at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon and presented Colonel J. A. Chalaron the southern cross of honor which is given by the organization to those veterans who distinguished themselves by services to the Con- federacy.
The meeting was opened by Mrs. Alden McLellan, president of the New Orleans chapter, who introduced Rev. Dr. B. M. Palmer, who offered prayer. Then Mr. W. McL. Fayssoux, commander of the Sons of Veterans, read a poem on the "Death of Jefferson Davis," and Mrs. J. Pinckney Smith read one on the "Southern Cross of Honor." Mrs. McLellan gave an address in presenting the cross, and Colonel Chalaron responded at some length. Dr. Palmer closed the meeting with the benediction.
There was a good attendance of ladies, and a number of veterans were present. On the platform were the following ladies : Mrs. Alden McLellan, Mrs. J. Pinckney Smith, Mrs. Dr. Ferguson, Mrs. General W. J. Behan, Mrs. J. W. Spearing, Mrs. Judge N. C. Blanchard, Miss Sallie Owen, Mrs. D. A. S. Vaught, Mrs. J. R. Dicks, Mrs. J. J. Prowell. Rev. Dr. Palmer and Mr. Fayssoux were also on the platform. There were two large pictures of Jefferson Davis draped on the platform.
Mrs. McLellan, in her opening address, spoke of the appropriate- ness of the observance of the day by the Daughters of the Confed- eracy, and introduced Dr. Palmer, who, in his prayer, spoke ot the defense of the cause of constitutional right by the Confederates, and