The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, July 10, 1897, Page 3, Image 3
!5 S-T- THE COURIER. t- , -- r- ty& 5f. J-5 KA - SP- ADDITIONAL GfoUB NEWS. The Courier invites an expression of opinion on the subject which it is now dis cussing, viz: the advisability of delegates to the State convention paying their board. An expression of opinion is, at this junc ture, obviously necessary, and it will save time at the convention. The Courier is indebted to The Woman's Weekly for recurring to this subject, which was dis cussed in The Courier of October 24, 1896. The program for tno s ate feile ation is in tin hands of the makers. It is tto early to say just what it will be, but one of the good things insured is an addrrs3 by Mrs. Henrotin, tho president of the national federation. Mrs. Henrotin has never spoken in Nebraska and her pres ence will bo a treat to the club women of the state. The boys history cla;s of Plattsmouth has raised over SG for the famine- suffer era of India. Tho boys took tho matter up themselves and have worked hard to raise tho money. The Pinttsmouth Woman's club has elected the following for tho coming year as officers: President Mrs. S. A. Davis. Vice-presidont Mrs. II. J. Streight. Recording secretary Mies Porter. Corresponding' secretary Mrs. J. N. vio. Treasurer Mrs. James Herold. The department work ha? been in creased. Mrs. Snjder will lsad the art department; Mrs. Atwood, child etudy; Mrs. Travis, American history and par limentary law; Mrs. Agnow, hous'hold economics; Mrs. Munger, current litera tuio and current topicsjParme'ep, travel course, lhe committees aro as fol lows: Membership Mre. Mitchell, Mrs. Unrub, Miss Baker. Constitution Mrs. Stoutenlnrouh, Mrs. Agnew, Miss HolJoway. Hous3 and home Mrs. McMaken, Mrs. Cole, Mrs. Newell, Misses Sullivan and Fox well. City improvement Mrp. Byron Clark, Mrs. J. N. Wise, MrP. Perry Wall er. Delegates to Beatrice Mrs. Davis, Mr. Waugh; alternates, Mrs. Wins and Mrs. James Herold. The club ba3 closed a very successful year. All tho departments have been well attended and .li3 interest has never lagged. One of the notable events with the club was the sort of district meeting when Ashland and Weeping water clubs were invited to meet with Plattsmouth. This may lead to a series of district meetings in tho future. In some states each- congressional district has a convention of clubs, and since the state meetings are such large unwieldy affairs it is thought that matters of busi ness could bo transacted in better shape at smaller meetings. Owing to the increasing and ever mul tiplying dutieB of the state president, she was compelled to refuse tho presidency of her home club and it was given to a woman in every way capable of leading the club along the way upward. Mrs. Davit is a studious woman, one who has always kept abreast of tho tine, and her rule over tho club can not but bo proRtablo to herself and tho club. One of the bright women of the Ash land club sends the following concirning the now president and Becretiry of tho club: "Mrs. Pho9e D. Fales. tho president elect, came to Ashland moro than twen ty years ago, and may well be counted among the pioneers of the town. Whoro else. I wonder, than from New England could such a character have descended? Thoroughly in earnest, sho must at least find a theory to satisfy conscience. I dare not go further. An old woman once said, '-It takes all sorts of people to make a world. I'm proper glad I ain't one of "em." So, as liable 10 similar complacent foigatfulnecs, I give place meekly, if rather tbruptly, to the next. "Mrs. Jesaio Laverly. tho secretary elect, camo to Arhland about thirteen years ago, and like tho president is ono of the charter members of tho club. A petite blonde, she has a bright way of saying 'good morning,' and as equally bright one of bidding ono good night. Generous, loyal, independent, take her all in all she U extremely interesting. Truo hearted to her frisnds, sympaihet ic with tho?o who hi o in sorrow. And there was noi-er a question of hsr ability to succeed, when Eho was unanimously elected to fill the responsible position of secretary of the Woman's club of Ash land." Sewaim), Neb.. July G, 1897. Editor Couinru: In the issue of July 3 you invito correspondence in referenco to the delegates to the federa tion of Womons' club, paying their own expenses and not quartering themselves upon the housekeepers of the town where tho state federation is held. I fully endorjo Miss Fuirbrother's sugges tion that sach club pay its delegates ex penses at the hotel or the delegate her self do so or equally divide tho expense. Miss Fairbrother has put bor fingrr with a tharp punch upon the weak point in tho managemont of the federa tion, and one that, if not remedied, will relegate it to innocuous doauctudo. Mis Fnirbiotber 6ays there is no reason why dolegates should not pay their baard except that of custom. Woi en have for so many ages done the vine and tendril act that they feel that they must ltan on boiuo ono if only on oach other, and the sooner they coaio to the conclusion that the, haveco rigkt to in llict t' emselve3 upon strangers, even if all are interest d in a common came, si much the bet'er for at concerned. I know it U cuitononry with religious gatherings. W. ('. T. U. associations, and Christian Endeavor conventions to en tertain all delegate, but these aro charit able societies that are working for the benefit of tho community at large, and their entertainers are but casting their bread upon the waters, that will return to them again after many day?. But tho Nebraska Federation of Womens' clubs is not a bread and watsr occasion any more than a political convention is, and has no moro right to gratuitously distribute itself over a community th n has an undertakers' association The writer has been most hospitably nntnrtained several timep, and ha9 felt trampish ever since, and many a hobo has fared sumptuously as tho result, bo cause of tho command "freely ye have received, freely give." It may be sug gestsd, why, if I was so opposed to free entertainment. I did not go to a hotel at occe and thu3 rolieve my conscience and hostoss. The reason was this: Be ing a stranger in t io city, there was but one direction that I knew and that was straight up, and not caring to go that way just then I found it more expedient to remain in th3 vicinity of a guide. But had ther delegates stopped at the hotels wo would have been company for each other, many agreeable acquaint ances would have been formed and the club womoa of thn eity would have escapid that tired feelinj. MRS.D.O. M'KILLIP. Tho Columbus Woman's, club was or ganized in the parlors of tho Thurston hotel in January, 180G, with Mrs. Belle M. Moirilaa president and Mrs. L. C. Voss secretary, and having a charter membership of CT. Within a month this membership had reached fifty. The club from the beginning was divided into three departments, tho musical, current events and literary. Each of the s?veral departments hold meetings weekly, at the hoaio of some one of the members. The entire club holds a gen eral meeting monthly. During the past year the membership of tho club has in creased to seventy five, and interest manifested has also been (ntboiscreaso. A public library is under consideration at present. Tho averago membership of the club aro women of great intelli gence and literary Ins tec. We have fomo of tho tlncst musicians of thou'ate, artistB. not a fow, oducators of hih Handing, hous keoperd and social lead ers, all councilled together for the great est good to tho greatest Lumber. Mrp. M. Brugger. president of tho Columbus Wouian'd club, was born in Colmar, Alsace, France, in 18G0. Sho camo to Platto county, Nebraska, with bor parents in 1870, and was hiro mar ried to Mr. Brugger in June, 1881. Mrs. Brugger is a woman of great natural forco of character, and in her family ro. lations sho is a model wife, and a . ind indulgent niothir to tho four bright chilJren with whom eho has been Llessed. She is a lady of high moral and in tellectual culturo and ha? a large and intelligent acquaintance with literature. She is an activa member of the W. C. T. U. and has always been an oarneKt an I consistent advocate of the rights of women to share in the duties and privi leges of American citizenship. Mr. Brugger ban always been deeply interested in club work, and took an ac tive part jn tho organization cf tho Woman's club of Columbus, and since it) organization has done overythirg for tho welfare of its being. Miss Bessie Sheldon, secretary of the ColumbiiH club, was born in Clifton, III., May 8, 1S7I, and came with her parent; t- Ne braski in 183. Shs graduated with hi;h honors from tin Columbus public school", and continued her s'udle.s at Monmouth College, III., whero sin rank ed hgh in smolamhip. She has always been actively engaged in church work, nndhastiken a great interest in tho Woman s club since it a org iniz ition, be ing one of its chartar membera. Miss Sheldon is a bright, energetic. Christian young lady and has tilled ofli. cs in various organizations of .which she has bjen a member. Sho is alwajB to b? relied upon firhor accuracy and punctuality. This renders Ler vqry popul'r in the Woman's club as well as in her other associations. She is a very helpful member in tho literary department, and for tho past jear has held tho office of secretary in the current events. Her faithfulnsss in the performanc3 of her duties in that office prompted ho unanimous election to the teretaryship or the general club. We have purchased (.because It Is Just the thing we have needed) the Columbian Cyclopedia Library, con sisting of the Columbian encyclopedia, which is also an unabridged dictionary thirty-two volumes of convenient size neatly bound, four volumes of thean nual cyclopedic review, lour volumes of current hlstoryfor 1S9C, one Columbian atlas and the neat convenient revolving oak cas ewlth glass doors. 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To those who do not own encyclopedias It will be doubly valuable as their source of Information is more limited. About March of each year the four volumes of current history are bound Into one volume, known as the Annual Cyclopedic Re view. There are now four of these bound volumes covering yearal892-3-4 and K. The work has for endorser and subscribers tn this city and stat Bch people as Mr. Gere, edltor-lnchlef of the Lincoln State Journal,. lion. Joe Hartley, state treasurer. Hon. W. J. Bryan. Mr. Miller, editor of the Northwestern Journal of Education, Hon. II. lc. Corett. stnte superintend ent of public instruction. Dr. It. B. (Jiiren. Every reading person has felt the need of brief summailea of current topics and events. The dally, weekly and monthly periodicals and papers may furnish data suillclent. but the labor of collecting and digesting It U frequency out of proportion to the re sult obtained. 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