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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 22, 1898)
THE .C0UX3 ..
rise to the full measure of Ills power,
only once did "Tartarin"' become
wholly serious and possessed of a great
creative purpose, only once did Pau
det entirely sacrifice the Provencal to
the artist; that was when he wrote
"Sappho." Then he gave the world
his best; reserving nothing, hesitating
at nothing. It is through that book
that he will live.
One of the saddest and most cruel
episodes in Paudet'a life occurred
shortly after the death of his friend
and fellow-novelist, Tourgueneft. The
great Kussian novelist had been ranked
as one of Daudet's warmest admirers,
had sjMjnt days at his house,.been tend
ed by him in his last illijess. Yet
when his Memoires were published he
expressed in them the heartiest con
tempt for Paudet, both as an artist
and a man. Worse than all, he called
him qpcnlya liar. The -most -painful
part 6f it was that Paudet- could not
flatly: deny the latter assertion. Like
his countrymen of the South, like
Garabetta, he saw the world through
an opera glass, unconsciously magni
fied trivial details. lie exaggerated,
not ijecause his sense of truth was
less than that of other men, but' be
cause' his sense of mental vision was
more fervid. Yet all his friends knew
that his heart was true-as gold. He
knew, his own weakness, had made'
the confession of himself and his
countrymen in "NuumaMloumestan."
But all this was wasted on the cold
blooded stolidity of the Slav. Paudet
never sought to revenge himself upon
the dead. The men of the South are
"truer of heart- than of tongue. He
wrote onq of the most tender and ap
preciative critiques of Turgueneff
ever published. Of TurguenetT's
treachery he merely said: "I can see
him in my house, at my table, gentle,
affectionate, kissing my children, I
have yet many exquisite warm-hearted
letters from liiin. And this was
t r. ,n wio i
d N&sess3aft's f
Annie L. Millek, Editor
THE SPIRIT OF THE CLUB.
She comes adown a stormy path
Where hedging rocks are seen,
Where dangerous snares beset her feet,
And still she walks serene.
A censer in her hand she swings
Across the jagged way,
And lo! the rocks with verdure bloom
Beneath her mystic sway.
Entranced I ask, ''O vision fair
How passed you that gr.'m land?
What are those rocks so gray and dread,
What magic In you: band?"
Upon her censer's Km I read,
"Across life's rnaso! ha'.e and sin
A woman's club shall surely lead
To beauty, love and peace within."
She spoke, "Those rocks
Jo beauty grown,
Are politics where I am known;
Those gloomy crags
bloomed forth in flowers
Are public schools trans
formed to bowers."
As on she passed a living stream
Of brilliant light arose,
Which slowly spread o'er all the scene
And daily brighter grows.
ury. The receipt, including member,
ship ticket) Bold during the exhibition
reached more than 81,000. A detailed
statement will bo made public later.
The Albion History and Art club held
n regular mosting at the boms ct Mrs.
Geo. Pettibone, January 11th, with an
unusually good attendance In answer
to roll call "Current Events" were dis
cussed by all the member?. Mrs. E. W.
Gunber talked about "Ways anil means
of travel in England." The lesson for
the afternoon "Early religion of Ihe Ro- expected to be prosent and
macs'' was conducted by the president, that evening before the club
Mrs. Jas. Howell. Referred questions -
on the Political and Physical features
of Italy, closed the afternoon's work.
k Woman' club ii interesting itself in this
j work, it was most gratifying to the mem
bers that: thair friends showed their ap
preciation by assembling in such Urge
numbers. Roll call was responded to by
apt quotations on educational matters'
and the president, Mre. Davis introduced
tbocpaakerof the evening. Prof. Mc
Hugh is a forciblo and logical speaker,
and presjntod the necessity of tbe co
operation of the citizens for the advance
ment of his plans of work. I1:b remnrks
were listened to with great attention,
and frequent applause testified thn ap
preciation of the audience of the senti
ments expressed. Prof. Mcllugh's re
marks were Bupplimented by abort talks
from membcrBof tho board of education
who werj pre3ent, also by Mrs. Stouten
borough, Mrs. Wescott and others,
A lullaby sung by a mala quartotto
cloEod the exercises of tho evonicg.
At tho nest mooting Child Study will
occupy tho attention of tho club instead
of travel. Mrs. Heller of Omaha, being
to speak on
Tho ladies of the Research club of
One department of tho Woman's club
of which few public noticcB have ap
peared, though it ha been doing very
satisfactory work, is that devoted to
Falls City engaged a hack and drove to current overts, with Mis. S. B. Iloh-
the beautiful home of Mr?. Ed Steele, roanu as leader. At tho meeting on Sat-
one and a half milss from tho city on Unlay, reports wero given by various
Saturday afternoon arriving, promptly members of tho events of internet in
at three. All members responded to Germany, Cuba, France, Italy and Ha-
roll call but two, who vvera unavoid- waii. Tbe latter subjo:t was illustrated
ably absent. The president being absent
Mrs. Kate Thomas took the chair. The
first paper on tho program "England at
the beginning of the sixteenth century"
was presented by Mrs. D. Raavis. Mrs.
most charmingly by a set of beautifut
photographs of Hawaii, its people and
surroundings, kindly loaned by Mrs.
Haggard. One picture showed too night
blooming cereus spreading luxuriantly in
William Reed Punroy has been in
vited to read his poems before one of the
oldest women's clubs in Chicago.
T.J. Gist reviewed the reign of Henry that tropical zone, and starred with hun
VII. Mrs. Ned Lowlo read a very in- dreds of blossoms. A paper on the
terestihg paper on the Wivoi of Henry "Notable Assemblies of tho year' was
The Century club will meet on Tues
day afternoon with Mrs. J. W. Winger,
what lay concealed behind that kindly 1248 J strec when a paper on 'Art and
smile. Gocd Heavens! how strange artists in Fioience" will bo given by
lifcis!'' Miss Miller.
And now Paudet, too, is dead, car- ,
rying perhaps in his own heart secrets The postponed annual meeting of tho
and reservations as strange. For is city federation will beheld on Tuesday
thcsoulof any man ever known to his afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the homo of
brother? Pn-rsiiuna, Pa. Mrs. A. W. Field, 1823 N street. It is
Tie Courikii has reduced its sub- hoped that both the old and new dele
Rnrintinn nKca to SI a vear. See title Bates to the federation will make an ef-
r r e k m. t & Y ". - l t-..l &
tort iu ue present, n u is inougui oest
- to discontinue the organization, the
The Pic Felt it. meeting is still necessary in order to dis-
VIII. Charles WoUey'a rise and fall
was very graphicaly portrayed by Mrs.
In tbe current events department,
Mrs. Gist read Mrs. F. Reavis' paper re
read by Mrs. F. M. Lucorc, and includ
ed along list of meetings, tho majority
of which were held either at Washing
tou or Toronto. The year opened in
January with the Monetary Conferenco
viewibg the recent happenings in China at Indianapolis, followed by the Mother's
ane Japan. Mrs. Gilligan reviewed the
'events" or the United States. Mrs.
Steele reported from India and Mrs.
Thomas from Spain. At the clo3e of
the program, the hostess invited the
ladies into the dining room to partake
of refreshments. Adjourned to meet
with Mrs. Thomas January 22nd.
York, Neb., Jan. 17. Mrs. Gallia L.
Paggy reports that the Review and
Art club met in the club room Satur
day. Januarv 13. This club haR three
"Patrick, you were on a bad spree yes- pose or the Tunds now in the treasury, departments: Browning, lead by Mre.
terday." Stoner; Art, conducted by Mrs. Mc
"Yis.Mr. Ellis, 1 was. Bless me if I ne Avon club ot lorK, met January Conaugby. and Book Review, each mem-
12 in the club room. A very interesting b?r hav;n,, to review one book dur;
tbe year. The program for the last
Congress in Washington in February.
Then came the convention of Austra
lasian Colonics, the fifth congress of the
Univ rsal PostuI Union at Washington;
the International Commercial Congress
at Philadelphia, the Toronto convention
of the W. C. T. U., the international
meeting of the Epworth League, tbe C.
E. Convention of San Francisco, the G.
A. R. encampment at Bulfalo. and the
British association for the advancement
o! science at Toronto.
weren't a-layin' in the gutter wid a pig,
Father Ryan came along, looked at me, program was given:
ana stays, says he: 'One
the company he kapes'."
"And did you get up, Patrick?'
"No, but pig did."
is known by Klop3tock "The Messias" Kiohter
Book Review "Captains Courageous"'
Mrs. Wickoff, Mrs. Jackson.
Mrs. Clara Sedgwick.
For Shoes that wear
and are worth more
than the' cost you,
Our cut prices beat I
1043 O St.
The Woman's club met as usual on
Monday afternoon and held a short ses
s;on before the musical program. It was
announced that a lecture would be given
by Prof. Caldwell before the history de-
meeting wa? as follows: Browning's partment on Thutsday afternoon. Mrs.
"Lusia," act 2; vocal duet. Mre, Pag?y McConnell made an appeal for more
and Mrs. Wood?; quotations from gotl pictures to be distributed by tho
Wordsworth. A paper was read by Mrs art department among the public schools,
Mead on tho American artists, Cha3e, pictures which would be helpful to the
BIa6hfield and Low. children are especially desired.
The bool s reviewed for the remainder It was voted unanimously that dele-
of the year will be American alternating gates be sent to tho convention at Pen-
with tho foreign. In the beginning of vr. At the close of the program the
Tho Art Pepartment of tho Woman's the year it was thought best to review treasurer reported that tho membership
club will meet in the clnb room.on N the latest popular productions only. But list bad grown to 531 names; and a vote
street Tuesday afternoon, January 25, at experience pro.-ed so many of them of thanks was accorded Miss Young for
3 o'clock. The program will beasfol- both expensive andtrasby, that we con- the af'erccon treat.
eluded to review those that have, and Th' musicale which is tho third an-
others that aro liable to have, a stand- nual affair of the kind given by the club.
ing reputation and some rcasonablo e- was under the direction of Miss Elinor
CU38 for existing at all. Hawthorne'd Young, assisted by Mrs. Mark Woods.
Marble Faun was reviewed bv Mrs. Mr- Movius, Mr. A. A. Scott and Master
Current Events in the World of Art," Piffenbacher. At the close cf each Harry Briggs.
by all the members of the Art Pepart- meeting the critic gives her report, and The program opened by a piano num-
ment. one is sometimes surprised to know that be r, two movements from Beethoven's
tho English language is murdered. Sonata in P minor by Mis3 Young. A
The finance committee of the Haydoa charming group of selections from Cham
Art club nm Monday afternoon in Mi?s The parlors of the Plafsmoulh Wo inade. Mendelssohn and Schutt wero
Parker's studio and settled tbe accounts man's club were thronged at the last later given by tae samo pianist. Mis3
of the recent exhibition. It was found meetinz bv an aDcre:iative audiccc to Youmr is a stranger to Lincoln audi-
hcarProf. McIIugb, superintsndant ot
our schools on, "What is being done in
tha city school?."' This lecture t?ok tho
place of the regular program, and as the
"Raphael Sarezio and tho .Master
Painters of the Urabrian School."
"Life and Masterpieces of Raphael."
Mrt. S. E. Upton, leader.
that aftar all expense had been met
there was a nice profit. After providing
forMis3 Parker's salary the ilub will
probably have about 8200 in the treas-
enccs, but her dainty rondition of tbe
group of numbers with her clear phras
ing, trained for her tha warm apprecia
tion of her hearers. On her recall, she
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