The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, March 26, 1898, Image 4

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the Missouri Pacific branch railroad, yet
we are enthusiastic in our club work,
never miss a meeting. We have thia
year a memberahip of forty-six, laat year
we numbered fifty-three. The defic
iency in membership cornea froai so
floating a population so many more
away and change about This, of course,
is the same in all towns. Our club this
pict year hare quite thoroughly studied
the authors with alternate lessons of
practical home benefit. We have our
parliamentary drill, current topics,
household economics, original quota
tions, etc., and feed our husbands and
aweethearta quite liberally. Two very
enjoyable occasions were held the past
year at the beautiful and commoiioua
home of Mrs. S. E. Huse, one a banquet
in honor of Mrs. Mary Barnes, of Lacon,
HI., our namesake, who visited us, and
the other a reception to our husbands,
nearly one hundred participating. A
mirthful little farce was given, entitled
Mr. "Hox and Box," with other amuse
ments. A grand spread was served and
artistically folded napkins were pre
sented as souvenirs. We are going to
adopt the plan of a dollar membership
fee for next year. This covers all ex
penses and no assessments will be neces
sary during the year. We close our
year's work with as tine a banquet as
our little city can prepare. Wishing
success to Nebraska Women's clubs.
Cordially, Mbs. S. H . Pexkey.
Fullerton, Nebr., March 18.
To the Editor of The Coubieb Cmjb
In your recent article on our early
"child club'' in Cleveland, you epoke uf
wishing to know what a chill would
really write. I enclose a copy of some
rules Annabel wrote. She was not a
member of the original club, but ehe is
the daughter of a member. She wrote
these rules in good faith for the guidance
of her own conduct, in one of her "good
spells." I found them on the floor later
on when the "good spall" had passed,
and I saved them She is ten years old.
Nellie H. Shabp, Cleveland, O.,
March 18ih, 1898.
1 Do good to the poor.
2 Be you always reac"y to forgive the
awflest things.
3 Think not of yourself, but of others.
4 Take your own advice, or suffer.
5 Love all around you.
6 8uffer no animal to be hurt.
7 Take what the Lord gives you and
be content.
8 Ears your living, or go without.
9 Trust not to strangers.
10 Be not a Birddon (burden) to the
Members of the Current Events of
the Lincoln Woman's Club listened
with deep interest to the description
gives by Miss Church of the "Junior
George Republic" These street Arabs
of Greater New York are learning and
practicing the principles of -"good citi
zenship" here, which ctherwise.were im
possible. Four years experiipce has
proved that these children,'iiared in
poverty and vice, have noble characters
when their manhood and womanhood is
brought to the surface. In this repub
lic the reflex action of disregard.for law
is plainly eeen and felt by the youngest
citizen, for they are citizens, neither
criminals nor paupers.
List Saturday the depart rent bad an
unusually interesting meeting. One of
the beat papers of the year, "Finland
aad Ita Women," was read by Mrs. F.
A. Brows, who gave so msch unusual
iaformattea that she was followed with
the closest attention. Women form so
large a majority of the population of
Finland, that much of the work in all
lines ii "necessarily done by them in
fact they undertake any think that men
ota de. They are bricklayers, carpen
fteft, scriesrtoral hands, or farmers
themselves. Seven hundred women
serve st ahiploading, like Hopkinson
Smith's "Tom Grogan."
Education is compulsory in Finland
sod it is said no man unable to read can
be found there. The telephone so
low, $10 a year, that it is commonly
used by all families. -
The paper contained many other in
teresting facts. The program closed
with the usual reports from other countries.
The regular bimonthly meeting of the
Lincoln Century club was held Tuesday
afternoon with Mrs. C. I. Jone. In
spite of the Btormy, cold day, every
member was present After a business
meeting discussing the program and
election of officers for the next year, the
special program for the afternoon was
taken up. Mrs. M. E. Van Brunt gave
an exceedingly interesting description of
Sicily and Capri. Mrs. Polk's briefs on
"Items of History of Rome," were very
instructive and Mrs. G. (i. Waite gave a
very delightful description of St Peters
and the Vatican. Light refreshments
were served by the hostess. Adjourned
to meet with Mrs. I. N. Baker, April 5.
The Fortnightly club of Lincoln met
with Mrs. C. H. Imhoff on Friday, tho
18th of March. Mrs. L. C. Richards
read an instructive paper on universities
in general and especially those in Hol
land. She also presented an interesting
paper on Spinoza, his life and philosophy.
The subject of last week's program fo
the Fremont Woman's club was "Ameri
can Humorists," Mrs. Adelaide Rey
nolds presiding.
The first number was a piano trio by
Mesdamea Barnard and Drew and Miss
Daisy McGiverin. The music was very
well executed and much enjoyed.
Frank Stockton was the first Ameri
can humorist to be presented. Miss
Mabel Lee in ber reading from "Pom
ona's Travels," described "Pomona on
her Wedding Trip" in a very amusing
Mrs. Wilson Reynolds paper on "Some
American Humorists," waa exceedingly
well written. Mrs. Reynolds held the
attention of her audience in her usual
interesting manner, and brought before
the club much to be remembered. That
such men as Bill Nye and Bob Burdette
could write their most laughable stories
while struggling with physical and men
tal pain, may perhaps" find for us some
thing new in their writings a hint of
hidden pathos.
The two minute talks by Mrs. Lam
bertson, Mkb Marshall and Mrs. Hin
man were very bright and interesting,
as waa the open discussion that followed.
Miss Lottie Storey then cleverly re
cited "Seein Things," and Mrs. Frank
Knowlton cloeed the program with a
very sweet solo entitled "A Rose in
Sosatfof the special business that will
come before the Denver Biennial meet
ing is Jsiie relates to the financial fu
ture of the General Federation, M argaret
Hamilton Welch says in Harper's Bazar
that it is now a widely recognized fact
that thia national organization ought to
be put upon a footing which will enable
it to meet its experses. Annual due3 of
$10 from clubs numbering over 100 mem
bers, and of $25 for State federations
counting more than 100 clubs, with half
of each sum from clubs and State eocie
ties not reaching the 100 limit of mem
bership, constitute the revenue of the
general society. This income is barely
sufficient to pay the growing expenses of
the Biennial meetings, leaving little or
nothing for the carrying on of the official
So serious is the tax upon the presi
dent for travelling expenses over the
wide area of her jurisdiction, and upon
all the officers for assistance in their bur
densome correspondence, that the club
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Prices range upward from $1000 to $20.00.
We also show about 400 stylish bats, the product of the best New
York millinery makers, at from $1.50 to $7.50. The choicest $6 50
hate ever shown. The lovliest $5.00 bats imaginable. The prettiest
$3.50 hats in the city, and for $2.75 a stylish, affair that will rival its
higher priced sister in effect.
We earnestly invite you to call and inspect these assortments.
woman of moderate or small means is
practically ineligible to office in the gen
eral organization from this one cause
alone a condition manifestly not in
keeping with the democratic spirit of
the basic principle of club life.
A remedy proposed is to tax every
club the sum of five cents per capita.
With the individual membership of the
federation countiog in round numbers
200,000, this method would provide an
appreciable and probably entirely ade
quate sum. Whether, however, this
plan iB adopted, or some other, it seems
important to secure in some way an in
come sufficient for the legitimate ex
penses of the society.
The plan of work formulated by the
Illinois Federation of Woman's clubs,
under the presidency of Mrs Alice Brad
ford Wiles, is a model of its kind. Full
as it is of the most comprehensive sug
gestion, it is compact, concise, and reads
in its sententiousaess, almost like the
outline for a Bingle club, instead of re
presenting the interests of fifteen thous.
and women federated in the Illinois
State society. These interests have
been grouped under five heads, and are
intrusted to five standing committees
on Education, Philanthropy, Literature,
Art and Music. Ihe committee on
education suggests a list of standing
committees to be appointed in clubs.
Their titles indicate their use and
activity Child Study, Physical and
Manual Training, Kindergartens. His
tory, Music and Art, School Libraries,
Natural Science, School Morale, School
Sanitation and The Press.
The committee on Philanthropy lays
special stress on the co-operation of all
charities in cities and villages. It also
aims to arouse a public sentiment for