The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, October 12, 1895, Image 2

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own satisfaction. His communication
appears elsewhere in this issue. Mr.
Babson, for that is the writer's name, is
a brave man. For it takes a brave man
in this duy of aggressive womanhood to
proclaim, over his own signature, that
woman is sultordinate to man. Mr.
Babson thinks it is a "dangerous pre
sumption" for woman to claim to bo
man's equal and suggests that she may
soon claim to be God's equal. I would
not like to be in Mr. Babson's place
when the women have read his article.
Hn is quite likely to find that, if she is
subordinate, woman can make things
mighty lively when she once gets stirred
up. The closing part of Mr. Babson's
communication will undoubtedly bo
taken to mean that God and man are on
something like an equality, with woman
practically the Batno distance beneath
both. This may prove to be a "danger
ous presumption" on Mr. Babson's part.
It is surprising than Sandy Griuwold,
the gentlemanly sporting editor of the
Ifcc, did not make an effort tosecuio the
Gorbett-Fitzsimmons fight for the Ak-Sar-Ben
town. Now Omaha would be a
good place for the fight. Probably if
the fight wer to be held right in Omaha
Mr. Griswold might win back seme of
the money he lost on Sullivan when the
California pugilist won the champion-
ship. But it is not on this ground that
I would like to see Omaha get the fight.
Omaha is used to just srch exhibitions
bb Messrs. Corbett and Fitzsimmons
will put up. and the pugs of the coun
try would find a cordial reception await
ing them at the hands of the gay gen-
uemenwno, oui a mue ume since, were
sporting around as real Knights. The
proximity of South Omaha and Mr.
Roeewater and Mr. Hitchcock has done
much to educate the people of Omaha
to a proper appreciation of real, first-
class, stcell sport such as a prizefight,
The fight wouid be a fitting sequel to
the great irloiy of the Feast or Mond-
amin, and do much to keep the old town
from stagnating. It would attract a
crowd and give the Bee another or pot-
tunity to express its contempt for the
"country yokels." It would be a good
thing for McTugue's and Maurer's and
Schhtz's place, and all the groggeries in
town wouiu uo a rusuing outness, it
would give Mr. Crane a subject for one
of bis famous pulpit editorials. It
would '-advertise Omaha in the east,"
as it was advertised by Mr. Rosewater
on the occasion of the alleged riots. It
would give the people of the metropoli-
something to think about and talk
about. But all this cannot be. The
next best thing would be to arrange a
match between Mr. Rosewater snd Mr.
Hitchcock. If 6uch an affair could be
arranged and the public were af sired
that it would be a fight to a finish, the
one comicg out alive to give bonds to
keep the peace thereafter, it woulJ draw
from all parts of the state, and be a big
thing. The idea is worth considering.
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The delegates from the women's fed
erated clubs of Nebraska were hero for
two days. If any one hadibe idea that
a club woman is something gaunt and
ugly it was dissipated at tbe eight of
them. Probably no finer looking audi
ence ever assembled in Lincoln. It was
impossible to pick out those from the
western part of the state, for all were
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equally well dressed and distinguished
by the air savior faire that is supposed
to reside only in cities. Most of the
speakers were clear and forcible. They
knew what they wished to say, and when
they had said it they stopped a char-
acteristic of an old, and not of a new.
civilization. Occasionally a sopboniori
cal sentence or two, or one not quite
clear would escape, but these lapses
were rare. The next decade will 6ee a
remarkable growth of interest in these
women's meetings and I do not belong
to a prophetic family either. The clubs
are studying history, art, sociology und
literature. The delegates showed by
their purity of style und precision of
thought that these subjects bad been
digested, not bolted nor crammed.
There is one thing that co-education
in business and college and art maj do
for women and may that happy con
summation soon arrive, and that is,
teach her to take herself less conscious
ly, with less surprise at her wonderful
achievements. It was tiresome at
the opening of the World's fair to
hear Mrs. Potter Palmer dilate upon
the strides women bad taken in the last
hundred years. In another building a
man was congratulating the world upon
the advance mankind (meaning every
thine human everywhere) had made.
To taIk much about woman8 fir8t
BteD8 caii8 attention to the fact that shi,
is beginning to walk and really does not
do it very well. Let them let all that
alone aud do their work or make their
speeches as well as they can and let
men admire or criticise or ignore as they
please. The proce:sion is going to pro-
ceed just the Eame How funny ;t
wouid be and how tbe other men wou)d
Jaugh at him if a man should grow elo-
queat over tbe fact that fathers had
made government and law and pointed
the wav with a loving finger up moral-
ity's steep path. Women ae so much
in earnest that they do not see the
bathos of remarks like the foregoing,
ManT were vtrv g. that Mrp peat
tie declined to be a candidate for presi-
dent for the ensuing yecr. She made a
graceful, feminine and withal effective
chairman. La jwtile Madame Peattie
i8amo9t fitting president of women's
clubs. She is the most feminine of
women, Perhaps for this very reason
she never insists that she is i woman or
asks any favors or demands any admira
tion. The fascination of her pretty ways
and sometimes apparently inconsequent
words BWaved thsmietins
On Friday the meeting endorsed Mrs.
Peattie by a rising vote for the positi:n
of regent. If the regents were entirely
composed of women the men of this
state would want a man on tbe board.
If he had the culture and rare intelli
gence of Mrs. Peattie 60 much the bet
ter. But they would insist that the
board was lacking in virility and would
vote for their candidate firut and last
because of his masculinity.
On Friday afternoon the federation
decided to establish a state circulating
library. The plan is as follows- The
clubs that have no access to libraries or
to incomplete and inadequate ones are
to send a list of the subjects they re
quire to the 6tate federation librarian.
She will purchase books treating of the
designated subjects and distribute them
to the variouMclubs. The next year the
clubs will exchange subjects and books,
Mrs. Peattie was elected librarian and a
colled ion of twenty dollars was taken
up. the librarian was given authority
to select a committee of five to assist
Ler. The presidents of the clubs were
requested to ask each member To- a
contribution or ten cents for the pur-
chase of books. Such a library was
started in New York state some years
ago aud hus proved valuable. Probably
it will be us much used at least as any
city library. The booB will be care
fully selected und read as a student
reads. If the railroads will help dis
tribute them the project is in a fail way
to succeed.
Several years ago a joung ludy from
Burlington, Iowa, went to New York
city to study singing. Her master was
one of the best teachers in this country.
After she had studied with him for a
year or two he said to her, "1 can teach
you no more." She asked him if sho
would not better go abroad and he said,
"Perhaps." The master told one of her
friends what was the matter. Ho said:
"That girl hus wonderful vocal organs;
her chest, her throat, her mouth were
made to sing anobie song, but her head
aud her heart are commonplace. She
can not think, she can not feel. How
can she make others do either? The
works of Shakspeare, of Wagner, of
Verdi are just words and notes to her.
If she go abroad and study with somo
great artist he can only put an outside
polish on, he can never affect her mind
or heart." So the young lady came
back to Burlincton and sometimes the
organ tones that rolled out from her
deep, full chest affected her audience,
but not often. She herself felt there
was something lacking and was disap-
pointed, but she did not suffer as a great
soul does when the accoir Mshment of
beauty is denied it.
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The wonderful thing about the Dovoy
children is their appreciation of the
beautiful and the true. They leave the
cheap, unworthy music entirely alone,
They sing only the best. What is more
wonderful still they make a chance list-
ener whose ears are stopped to all but
primitive, elementary sound, hear their
melodious message. It needs the pen
0f a d Maurier to describe the Hinging
0f these Bigters. When they sing "I
kow a Uank where the Wild
fbyrae Grows." you can see and smell
the violets and cow-slips growing, and
you can see the fairy prince sleeping
there. Above all you see these things
with the eyes of a delighted and imagin
ative child and the pleasure is exquisite,
if it be only reminiscent. However you
explain it, still the wonder grows, How
ran these children sing with such selec
tion, such delicate feeling? Miss Terry,
a young musician lias been with Hum
for a year, has taught them how to sing
and how to put a song into the heart of
the dumb. She sang the other day at
Mrs. Campbell's "A Su miner Night.'
Clara Morris before she turned so ugly,
could not awaken emotion as Miss Terry
does with this 6ong. It describes.
that's a poor won I; it produces, a sum
mer night, a boat gently gliding, two
lovers, a long kiss, and afterwards the
lady's forgetting. If the reproachful
lover sang his song as Miss Terry sang
it the cruel lady would throw over the
Czar of all the l.ussias to be in his arms
again, blie, not the cruel lady, but
Miss Terry, sings as easily and intelligi-
bly as if she wero talking. She is a
great artist with ull the fire und the
flame that the Burlington girl lacked.
She breathes with such economy that
she has always an immense reservoir to
Uraw uPn. ana wnen sneietcnes a nign
note il is wi,h perfect security. The
audience never feels that they are going
to havo a gasping, suffering soloist on
their handB in a minute.
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