The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, July 10, 1897, Page 3, Image 3

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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.
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
"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.
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
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
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evidence obtained wp find that some
part of this work Is placed in the
bst private and public library in this
country an dabroad, for the reason
that they cover a field relative to the
past, present and future progress
and achievements of the human race
not attempted by ethers. The plan
Is original, and the work throughout
Is carefully and ably written.
Current history contains 229 pages.
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