The ancient and honorable society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, whose thirty-seventh continental congress has just adjourned from its meeting in Washington, has managed to maintain itself in the position of notoriety to which its "black list" recently raised it. If publicity is the aim of the members of the organization, their efforts have not been in vain. Most of the initiated probably have at best a vague idea of the difficulties against which the D. A. R. is struggling. That there is a storm in progress in D. A. R. circles is evident, though its precise nature is not obvious to a layman.
The outsider can only watch its progress, if he cares to, and be thankful to have escaped thus far. For the Daughters are by no means aimless or inarticulate, and it is more than probable that they know what they want, even if others do not. At any rate they have taken steps to get it. The president-general, undaunted by a die-hard faction that called her "King George", and made ominous accusations that the congress had been a "steam-roller convention", seems to have won a great victory. The contract for supplying the members' pins was cancelled by a unanimous vote, the former holder of the contract having apparently been identified with the "Insurgents." It is obvious that such drastic treatment must get results, and with the delicate problem of members pins out of the way, the situation, whatever it is, certain to clear up.