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next in ord:r, and the worls of tho more
prominent among them will receive the
attention of tbo club's members. Mies
Villa Whitney White has been engaged
for two lecture recitals, one in the after
noon on "Children's Songs,' and in the
evening on "German Folk Songe." Some
of tno members of tho club were doubt
ful as to the success of th:s form of en
tertainment, but a3 Mies White illus
trates her lo;turo with a great number
of s 3 rigs, and is aalo Eaid to be a very in
teresting speaker, they will probably be
successful. The club will aleo give
At the meeting of tho department of
current events to Jay a paper will le
read by Mrs. F. A. Brown on "Finland
and Its Women."
The Century club met with Mrs. Win
ger on Tuesday afternoon, when tho
s'.udy of "Floreuce" was continued.
Quotations from Mrs. Browning, whoso
name is so inseparably connected with
the Lily of tha Arno, were given in an
swer to roll call. The brief were as
follows: Prote3tint Cemeteiy. Mrs. Tee
ters; Vallombro3a, Mrs Hill; Fio3ole,
Mrj. Milton Scott.
A paper on "Art and Artists in Flor
ence" was read by Miss Miller.
The following miicellaneous program
will be given at tho meeting of the Wo
man's clubon Monday afternoon:
Instrumental Solo Tarant3lla
Miss Myrtle Klock.
Short Talk Sir Walter Scott
Mrs. T. H. Leavitt.
Vocil Solo .My Waiting Heart
M:s3 Elta Oberliee.
Address. . ..The Woman Who Has Come
Mrs. A. J.Sawyer.
Vocal Solo Tho Time Will Como
Mr. W. P. Lint.
The Matinee Musicalo met on Monday
afternoon with a scarcity of officers and
active members. Tho president was ill
and the two secretaries are attending
the meetings of the National Federation
of Musical ciubs in Chicago. Two num
bers were dropped from the program on
occount of the unavoidable absence of
membera. Tho dacce form wes illus
trated by live vocal and instrumental
selection?, which with current musical
events, and two student numbers, com
pleted the program. Tho year books
were distribute., and anyone who was
not present can obtain a copy by apply.
ins to the chairman of the program com
mittee. The household oeononiics department
of tho Woman's club had aii unusually
large attendance at the meeting with
Mrs. Crawfoid on Monday afternoon.
The interest and ontb.usi.ism in this do
partment is constantly increasing under
the efficient leadership of Mrs. Milton
Scott. An amusing paper upon the
"Problems of the Home," wa3 given by
Mis. Marsland, with many witty com
parisons of English and American
methods. A general discussion followed
on the subject of "Salads," each member
contributing some information in refer
ence to it. Mrs. Crawford recited to
pretty poems, with piano accompani
ment, which was greatly enjoyed. After
the serving of refreshments, the depart
me at adjourned to meet in two weeks
with Mrs. A. W. Field.
The following is a report of the an
nual meeting of the Union Study club
of Chicago, sent by the secretary, Mrs.
The women's section of the Union
Study club of tho Stewart Avenue Uni
versalist church of Chicago held its an
nual luncheon from 1 to 5 o'clock in the
parlors of the church January 19. There
were twenty-two members present. The
beautifully decorated tables were set in
a hollow square. The unraveling of the
conundrums found at each plato caused
much merriment. Mrs. Charles Lev
ings, the chairman of the club, presided,
as toastmiEtresi and gracefully intro
duced the speakers. Vra. J. A. Chand
ler was the first speaker. Her subject
was "The Dres3 of the Future." This
address was in regard to tbo dree s of
women and prophesied that Romo dis
tant day titnese and taste might also bo
-Mrs. J. D. Jones read from ''Auld
Ling Syne" by MacLaren, tho chapter
entitled "A Nippy Tonguo,1" which de
scribes Jamie So'i'ar. Mrs. J. J. Rica
followed with tho real treat of tho affair
by introducing, through an autogripa
letter a new poet, William Roed Dunioy
of Nebraska. Hi3 "Corn Lullaby" is one
of the best things in his littlo book and
in the '"Veil of Distanje" there is deep
philosophy, and certainly it is a atrong
and must become a notable poem. Ne
brasky" was also read and enj yed by all
and tbey predicted groat success for Mr.
Dunroyin his worir.
Tho Union Study club is about fifteen
years old and has been doing goou work
for many year?. This year tho review of
new books and Motley's "R.so of the
Dutch Republic" will furnish the p-o-gram.
Tho club has four sections. The
woman's section, tin literary section, the
art 8 'ction and tho library section. Tho
woman's section meets ovory fortnight.
The officers of the club are: Presi
dent, Mrs. G. K. Poait; vice president
Mrs. J. C. Craig; secretary, Mr. Wilbur
Blackford; treasurer, John G. Webst. r;
librarian. Misi E. L. Collins. Mrs.
Charles Levings is the chairman of the
woman's section and Mrs. C. E. Williams
is the secretary.
Some of the poems in "Corn TasjeU"
will be presented before the woman's
club of Englewcod in the near future.
This club ha3 a membciehip of tbreo
hundred. Mr. Dunroybas been invited
to read before the Union Study cljb.
The city federation hau risen Phoenix
liko from its ashes. Tho adjourned
niretiog at Mrs. A. W. Field's oa Tues
day afterncon brought forth tweko del
egates. The president, Mre. II. W. Kel
ley presided. A motion was made to re
organize the city federation, its board
to consist only of tho presidents of clubs,
and all dues to be abolished. This was
unauimouily carried and a committee
composed of Mr. A. A.Seott, Mrs. M.
D. Welch and Mrs. A. W. Field was ap
pointed to draft a new constitution.
It was afco decided to retain the
money now on hand in order to meet in
cidental expenses. The organization
will have purely a nominal nxistence un
less somo occasion arises in which it is
needeJ, a board meeting once a year
being all that will probably be expected
or the presidents.
An English correspondent sends U3
some facts concerning tho club move
ment across the 6ca. The little groups
for study with which this country is
closely dotted from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, are unknown in England; there
the club exclusively for woman exists
only in London and is organized for tho
material a 1 vantage of its members
rather than for intellectual develop
ment. Wo study philanthropic, helpful
methods to bo applied for the benefit of
others beyond the club, they omit the
study and have tho practical application
within their own societies. Each of the
London clubs possesses a club house,
with reception rooms, dining room?, bed
rooms and, wo i egret to 8 iv, even smok
ing room'. Hero the women from all
partB of a great city of magnificent dis
tances, can meet for convenience ot
sociability. Two factors seem prominent
in forcing the conservative Engl sh wo
man into club life, afternoon tea and the
desire for personal liberty of the two,
the tea would be the more indispensable
and one catches a whiff of its fragrance
l Don't Ta
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I Standard Qlass
Philip Matt r. Proprietor, l.'tlti-l.llC
through all the club reports. The day
has passed when English women are
content to live.
''A sort of cage-bird life, born in a cage,
Accounting that to leap from perch to perch
Was act and joy enough for any bird."
Now tin- London papers writo of the
"Encioachment of Woman," and tell
how "the fair ones stormed the terrace
of the National Liberal Club" (for men,)
"and demanded to be served with tea."
The onslaught was so successful that
the majority of the other men's clubs
opened their doots to tho daring in
vaders at tho live o'clock hour, but it
was soon ais:ovcrod that the time had
arrived fur tho weaker ecx to possess
clubs of iti own. The following amus
ing description of these clubs we quote,
from a London dniiy.
"Some ladies' clubs, such a3 tho Alex
andra in Grosvenor-street and the Uni
versity in Maddox sheet, proclaim their
exclusiveness in tho case of the Alx
tndra by addmiiting only such ladiea as
have been presented at Court, while at
the other a college career is an indis
pensablo qualification. As a further
piot,f of their rigid csc'usivenees, at
neither club nro men callers permitted
to enter tho premises. But this policy
may be influenced by other motives. By
excluding men the advanced woman
may be avenging herself for centuries of
untold oppression. Fortunately these
tactic? aro not universal. There are
clubs whero a tolerating liking for the
domestic tyrant ttill lingers.
"At the Ladies County Club a club
which threoj ears ago, although only a
'ladies' tea and shopping room' in Re
gent-Etreet, now boasts its l.i'OO mem
bersone ot tbo rules graeiously per
mits tho mere male access to the tea
and luncheon room. Members, how
ever, are never a'lowed to introduce
geutlemen to tho front drawing room or
"Ih Pioneer Club, wh'ch is perhaps
the best known by name of nil the la iies'
clubs, started in a very humble way.
With premises over a perfumer's shop in
Rejjent-strc.t. But the entry ot laJies
well known in tho world of woman's
work gavo it a great impetus. The
Pioneer is now the proud possessor of
commodious premises in Burton-street.
From the fact that each lady Plooeer
sports a small axe, it is dear that they
believe they have a mission to lay this
instiumcnt at the root of all existing
abuses. Consequently, 'anti vivisectors,'
advocates of woman's suHrago,' 'fro
perance oratois' and vegetarians, aro
pretty well reprcsenteel at tho 'Pioneer.'
"On entering the hall tho male visitor
at once comes to a full stop. When one
Sets graven on the glass, 'They siv.
At the bejjftnninjjf of a. $
year the house looks bet-
ter if some of the walls
have been freshly painted a
and after a coat of var- a
nish will make a room-
full of furniture look new.
If it is your intention to
do atry painting we can
quote you some tempting '4
prices. Leave your or-
ders now and avoid the $
ard Pairt Go. I
O St. J. B. Mejci , Manager.
What they sa? Let them say,' tho
temptation to tly is httoag. But there
is another motto, which proves that tho
Pioneers, for all their scorn ot conven
tionalism, aro women fct II; it is 'Love
thyself last.' Being Pioneer?, no 6ur
priso is felt on discovering that there is
a smokirg room in tie clul. as, indeed,
there is in ino;t women's clubj that are
up to date. When festivity is the order
of tho evening do Pioneers wear regula
tion evening dress? Cer.ainly not.
Blac't satin jackets and white collars
aro then de rigueur, and very camming
do some of theso Indies look when thus
appanlled. One of the oldest or ladies'
cluls is the Sommerville. which was es
tablished in 1873 or 1S31 -authorities
differ on this point. For a number cf
years it wjb content to cater for ladies
with strictly limited moans. Even the
most unsparing opponent of weman's
rights failed to cce any harm in a club
where tho cui'ino wa3 not sullhiently
attractive to make tho partakers discon
tented with tho pLiier faro of home;
and opposition was still further d s
counted by a lending library, and club
gatherirgs not mere than onco a week.
True, the papers read at theso meetirg-i
end the after discussion is calculated to
develop in the mothers tho Sommer
ville haB always been rich in mothers -a
spirit of controversy; still, n3 tho sub
scription was only 5j. a jear not a
fortieth that of many Pall mall clubs
the Sommervillo has teen always re
garded by tho sterner ecx with Lenign
toleration. Whether tho raising of Ihe
subscript'on to a guinea, occasioned by
the increase o! members, c umpelhr g the
club to remove from Oxford-street tj
Continued on Pa;o 10.
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