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Major Cary possesses fine scholarly and literary qualities. He is engaged in genealogical researches in America and Great Brit- ain, making occasional visits to Europe. He is a member of the University Club, where may be found the flower of Southern culture in Baltimore. Major Cary for many years was deputy clerk of the Criminal Court, Baltimore.
Mr. John Brune Cary, a brother, was a faithful and gallant soldier in the First Maryland Confederate Cavalry. He is the secretary and treasurer of the Wilson Distilling Company, of Baltimore, Md.
First Lieutenant Commander Peters, the only survivor of the First Maryland Infantry present at the meeting, spoke of the enthusiastic reception given the Misses Cary, from Baltimore, in the camp at Fairfax Station, Va. Colonel Peters nominated Major Cary for Camp Commander, himself declining the place.
Colonel Peters (chairman), from the Committee on Investi- gation by the four U. C. V. Camps, in Baltimore, of histories in the public schools, and the elimination of those unfair, sectionally, especially to the South, reported that much interest has been aroused among the better educated and conservative elements in the city and State, looking to the end in view. And encourage- ment is felt over disclosures at the late hearing by Major Mahool, since Commissioner Hooper opposed any change in the books and would ignore the petitions from the Confederates, and President Semmes had expressed his satisfaction with the books now and for years past, in use. And Superintendent Van Sickle is not regarded as blameless. The petitions from the Confederate Vet- eran Camps to the School Board, since July, 1907, and thereafter, will be pressed at the earliest time practicable, with the promise of able advocates. It is felt that the community is as much alive in the matter of fair school histories as it is in the operation of the West Race Segregation Ordinance, and that the whole State is alike concerned, for truth on the one hand and for decency on the other, and will be satisfied with nothing short of either.
Mr. Luther W. Hopkins, who was re-elected Adjutant, is the author of "From Bull Run to Appomattox. A Soldier's Story of the Civil War." Favorably noticed by the press and literateurs ; now going through its second edition.