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and that the meeting could then adjourn to such time or in such way

that it could be reconvened for the further business of the Annual

Meeting. After some discussion of this matter, a resolution was offered

that when the present meeting concludes such business as is necessary

for its present consideration and is prepared to recess, that it recess to

a second session which is to be called at such date and place as shall

be determined by the present President and Secretary of the Society,

and that at the recessed session the minutes and annual reports be read

and other regular business be transacted as shall pertain to the Annual

Meeting. This resolution was unanimously adopted.

After the presentation and consideration of certain matters of gen-

eral nature to the Society, and proper action thereon, the preliminary

session of the Annual Meeting was adjourned at 3:00 o'clock, subject

to the second session as provided for above.





On the evening of Friday, April 26, (1912) men of learning from

all parts of Ohio assembled in the banquet hall of the Business Men's

Club, Cincinnati, to greet and do honor to Dr. William Henry Venable,

the leading author and educator, born and still resident in Ohio. The

occasion was the eve of the seventy-sixth birthday of the distinguished

guest. The banquet was under the auspices of the Ohio Valley His-

torical Society of which Dr. Venable has been a member since its

organization some five years ago.

The affair was presided over by Harry Brent Mackoy, who early

in the evening made an address eulogizing the works of the guest of

honor. In his opening remarks he referred to Dr. Venable as a maker

as well as a writer of history.

Dr. Venable in modest demeanor told how appreciative he was of

their tribute and expressed his deepest affections for his friends and

coworkers, who as well as he had so greatly added to the happiness

and advancement of their state.

When he had finished his address the guests arose and drank a

toast to him and wished that he might live many years to enjoy the

fruition of his life's endeavor.

Mr. Mackoy then introduced Charles T. Greve, who had charge

of the arrangement of the affair and who was to act as toastmaster.

Mr. Greve made a touching address in which he said that Dr. Venable

was one of the foremost Ohioans, and to be a foremost Ohioan was

to be a foremost American.

The first speaker he called on was Dr. Dabney, president of the

University of Cincinnati, who responded to the call of the toastmaster,