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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (July 10, 1897)
plan is to bare a room where at any
time country members may come in and
rest and talk over matters which in
terest the club women such as the
management of children and their
education, village improvement, musical
matters, history, literature and the sub
jects they are investigating at home and
in the club. The fellowship which the
club foster?, the narrow and unwomanly
barriers of casto which it is destroying,
are evidently working In the women
of York. Their example should be fol
lowed, as B3DD as possible by every town
La .Nebraska. The country is beautiful
r-d lonely. 1 he country woman is apt
to feel that the towns people do rot
prize her friendship The long, long,
thoughts which the country women
thinks are worth while listening to and
her eager and timid friendship will pay
for persistent seeking. Fellowship is
more valuable than literature or history.
It is more medicinal than alms or pros
perity. The feeling which is uniting
women of all kinds and conditions has
expression in the clubs and the town
and country club is especially admirable
because it brings into the town women
whom geographical isolation has made a
class of. As well educated and a9 well
bred as their city sisters they are thrown
back upon themselvf s and are apt to be
come a prey to melancholy. The re
ports of the insane asylums show that
farmers and farmer's wives are greatly
in the majority. We are gregarious
and alone we die. Lincoln is surrounded
by farms from each one of which a
lonely woman might be induced to visit
a club room once in fourteen days, listen
to good music, and a discussion and pre
Eent her own contribution. Above all, to
get acquainted, shake hands and be im
pressed with the community feeling.
Next week The Courier will print a
review of Mrs. EI. H. Wilson's address
to the Aluminae of the State University
on "Tendencies of Modern Fiction," a
rea'ly notable contribution to contem.
porary criticism by one of the most
democratic of Nebraska club women.
Officers of the State Federation of Woman's Clubs.
President, Mrs. B. M. Stoutenborough.Plattsmouth.
Vice-president, Mrs. J. E. Keysor, 2724 Caldwell street, Omaha.
Secretary, Miss Vesta Gray. Fremont.
Treasurer, Mrs. M. F.Nichols, Beatrice.
Auditor, Mrs. D. C. McKillip, Seward.
Librarian, Mrs. G. M. Lambertson, Lincoln.
X AXE OV GZmJ3. president. secretary.
Athene.... Mrs. Will Green Mrs. Belle Hamilton
Jok Review Mrs. I. N. Baker. Mrs. Kelley
Oaatury..... Mrs. M. H. Garten Mrs.B.T. Van Brunt
Vacuity Chtb Mrs. Geo. E. Mac Lean.... .....Mrs. P. B. Burnett
Fortnight Mrs. C. H. Imhoff Mrs. C.H. Gere
11 in Grove Mrs. H. M. Bushnell Mrs. Walter Davis
'uutos Mrs. J. L. McConnell Mrs. Lucy A.Bessey
Matinee Musicale Mrs.D. A. Campbell Mrs. J. W. Winger
Sorosis Mrs. A. J. Sawyer Mrs. J. E. Miller
Sorosis, Jr Mrs. Wm.T. Stevens Mrs. Fred Shephard
Wednesday Afternoon The hostess acts as president. .Mrs. Robert Wilson
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Y.W. a A. Mag'azine Club. '.. "Miss Wild V:..V.V.V::.V.V.V.V..".V tion was an accomplished fact.
gates were requesieu 10 report
OFFICXRS OP THE CITY FEDERATION.
President, Mrs. Geo. L. Meissner, 1512
First vice-president, Mrs. Ida Kelley,
839 North Twenty-third street.
Second vice-president, Mrs. H. H.
Wheeler, 1517 H street.
Because of the fact that the Beatrice
club will entertain the state federation
this year the club and its work has be
come an interesting subject to a large
number of women in the state. The new
list of officers recently elected is as appen
ded: President, Mrs. Ma'urice Deutsch;
First Vice President, Mrs. S. K. Davis;
Second Vic9 President, Mrs. Timothy L.
Smith; Recording Secretary, Mrs. J. E.
Hayes; Corresponding Secretary, Miss
Bell Wyatt; Treasurer, Miss Jennie
SaraSchwab-Deutsch the president of
the club was born in Cleveland, Ohio,
187L Removed to Nebraska in 1878 and
was educated for two years in the public
schools and then had a private tutor until
entrance into preparatory department
of the Nebraska State University. She
was a Charter member of the Delta
Gamma fraternity. Graduated in 1891
Mn Nebraska State University .Taught
ia Lincoln Public Schools until 1895.
Married I li. Maurice Deutsch Sep
tra 3er,lE95tnd moved to Beatrice Mrs.
x tech was Secretary of the Woman's
vmo in 1896-97. Miss Bell Wyatt the
secretary of the club was born in Mary-
ville, Missouri, removed shortly after to
Iowa and was educated in the High
School at Sidney, Iowa. Removed to
Nebraska in 1881 and came directly to
Beatrice. Studied art in Boston in 1837.
She has been a teacher of art at Beatrice
until within the part year. Is at home
at present. Elected this year as cor
responding secretary of the Beatrice
Woman,s Club. The following histor
ical bit is by Mrs. Maurice Deutsch:
September, 29th. 1894, the ladies of
Beatrice were called to meet to organize
a Woman's Club under the direction of
Miss Mary Fairbrother, of Omaha. Mrs.
A. Allee was made temporary chairman.
Club was organized and held its first
regular meeting October, 12th. '94. Mrs.
Allee was the first president. The first
department was current events and
since then departments of Art, Music,
English Literature and Domestic
Science have been formed. Open meet
ings have been held every two weeks
beginning the first Friday in October
and continuing until the second Friday
in May. The departments meet each
week, and some times ones in two weeks.
The club had thirty-one charter mem
bers. It now numbers fifty members. Mrs.
M.V.Nichols has been president of the
club for the past two years. The aim of
the club has been to devote the money
to some charitable or educational pur
pose. The first year the money was
given the Y. M. C. A. while the next,
books were donated to the Public
Library. In the future it is planned to
have a series of parlor lectures given by
different men and women of the stat.
The leaders of the different departments
are: Current Events, Mrs. C.D.Schelf;
Art, Miss Ida Tew; Music, Mrs. Walt
Mason; Domestic Science, Mrs. 8. K.
Davis; English Literature, Miss Parham
A new depaitment, American History
is soon to be formed under the leader
ship of Mrs. A. Hardy. With the stimu
lus of the meeting of the Nebraska State
Federation in the fall we are looking
forward to a successful year.
In the July number of the Midland
Monthly's club department, so interest
ingly complied by Harriet 0. Towner, is
the following by Mrs. D. C. McKillip
Nebraska The Nebraska Feder
ation of Women's Clubs wa9 organized
at Omaha December 10 1894. It now
numbers fifty five clubs. An unique
feature of this Federation is its circula
ting library, which furnishes many an
enterprising little club, that cannot pur
chase necessary books, a means of
prosecuting its studies and keeping in
touch with the world of intellect and
culture. To Mrs. Belle M. Stouten
borough, of Plattsmoutfa, now President
of the Nebraska Federation, belongs the
honor of its establishment. At the an
nual meeting at Lincoln, in the fall of
1S95, this quiet little woman stepped to
the platform and announced that there
was an old Persian proverb which said,
"He who wears shoes thinks all the world
covered with leather," and that those
clubs whose members had large private
libraries, or were so situated as to have
access to well stocked public libraries,
little knew the difficulties other clubs,
less fortunate, had to encounter. She
then made a plea for those study classes
which are possessed of just as much en
thusiasm as their more fortunate sisters,
but often are without the necessary
books to pursue their work. It was sug
gested by Mrs. Stoutenborough that a
donation of ten cent3 per capita of the
Federation members would start such a
library, and an annual donation of a like
amount would keep it well supplied with
necessary books. So successful was Mrs
Stoutenbcrough in impressing her audi
ence with her own enthusiasm, that it
was moved to take up a collection at
ence for a circulating library. A librarian
was appointed, and the circulating
library of the Nebraska State Federa-
clubs upon returning home, and to for
ward donations to the librarian as soon
as possible, with a list of the text-books
they would require for the year's study,
as an indication of the class of books
desired. Several clubs donated lib
erally to this fund, especially the Omaha
Women's Club, as it is one of those for
tunate clubs which "wears shoes," and
dd not need the help of the library. A
commendable feature of this circulating
library is that any club which is a mem
ber of tbe Federation is entitled to use
the books, even if it does not donate to
the fund. It is virtually for the benefit
of those small study clubs thoughout
the State that are unable to buy refrence
books. This library does not operate as
successful city federation, comprising
nearly twenty clubs. Tbe work of this
federation is carried on similarly to that
of a large departmental club, having
four departments: Reform and Educa
tion, Domestic Economy. Art and Litera
ture, Science and Philosophy. The
business of the organization is carried
on by means of a board of directors,
each club being represented on the
board by two members. The dues are a
small sum per capita, since the clubs
vary greatly in size.
& Pacific Ry.
Gives you the choice of Two Routes, one
via COLORADO and the SCENIC
LINE, and the other via our TEXAS
LINE and the SOUTHERN PACIFIC.
Our Texas line is much quicker than
uny other line through to
Personally cowducted excursions
Roolc Imlc&xicI Eissouxr
Are the most popular, and carry the
argest business of any other California
Route. This signifies that you get the
best attention and receive the best ser
vice. The lowest rate tickets to California
are available on these excursions.
Don't etart on a trip to California un
til you get our Tourist Folder, contain
ing map showing routes and all informa
tion. For rates and reservations appl
to and agent of the C. R, I. t P. Ry., o
General Passenger Agent,
41 Chicago ,111
Rheuma ism, Eczema, Kidney
It is but the truth to say that hund
reds of "people su Jering from the above
and other diseases have been cured or
greatly benefitted by the use of the
medicinal waters at Hot Springs, S. D.
If you are interested address for par
ticulars, A. S. Fielding City Ticket
Agent NorthWestern Line, 117 South
Tenth street, Lincoln, Neb.
WARD'S PERFUMED FOOT POWDER
11 era;' a Pnarmaoy.
1.1. Will Ct
Is the BEST to reach the
NEW GOLD FIELDS in the
other traveling libraties; it is not Eent
from town to town, but any club wish
ing books sends in a list for thoEe re
quired for tbe year's study, and the
librarian forwards them at the club's ex
pense. After the year's work, the books
are returned and some other club has
the use of them. When several clubs
ate following the same course of study,
it of course requires duplication, but this
has not Df en found difficult. Through i-rr-r -r n ws
this circulating library the difficulties S .BLACK HILLS. SsS
which so often confront newly organized
clubs in respect to reference books is
entirely eliminated, and the experiment
is an unqualified success.
Also in the 3amedepartment in writ
ing of state fedeiation Mrs. Towner has
Lincoln, Nebraska, also has a most
Call at office for valuable
A. S. Fielding,
City Ticket Ant,.
117 So. 10th St., Lincoln, Neb.
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