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which it has boon left by previoua cam
paigns. Ail women's taxes shall be
abolished and men's shall be doubled.
"My fair opponent placed no limit to
her promises, and I will state to the
convention that I heard her say at a
recont meeting where her topic was
"Tho Universe," that it waB a whaling
big subject for such a little woman. I
think she will find the presidency just
Tho hour growing late tho election of
ofllccrs was postponed. The noxt con
vention will meet with Samantha Allen
at Joncsville, March 4, 1000.
Thoro is litllo wondor that club
women are generally interested in Rub
sia, which is making history moro rapidly
than any other nation. We publish tho
following study plan prepared by the
English-American reading class of
Buffalo, N. Y. This club .meets every
woek and this plan is for one study year,
hence for a club meeting every two
weeks it would bo necessary to consoli
date this outline if it is to be completed
in ono year. With the addition oMhree
or four more topics it could be nicely
arranged for a two years' course, and
two years devoted to the Btudy of Russia
would be two years well spout:
1. The great white empire. Quota
tions from GoofTrey Chancer.
2. Primitivo Russia. Quotations from
3. Princes and principalities. Russia
in slavery: Quotations from James I
4. Russia consolidated.' Ivan the
Great. Ivan the Terrible. Quotations
from Edmund Spenser.
5. Songs and legends. Quotations
from Sir Philip Sidney.
G. Moscow and the Kremlin. Quota
tions from William Sbakspere.
7. Petet the Great. Quotations from
Christopher Marlowe. . i
8. The Somiram'iB of the North. Quo
tations from Ben Jonson.
0. Religions past and present. Quo
tations from Beaumont and Fletcher.
10. Open date. Quotations from John
11. Alexander I. Quotations from
Jf remy Taylor.
12. Don Quixote of Aristocracy.
Quotation from Increase and Rev. Cot
13. The people, a. Manners and cus
toms, b. The aristocraty. c. The mid
dle class, d. The Peasant. Quotations
from George Herbert.
14. Alexander the Earnest. Quota
tions from Sir Francis Bacon.
15. Literature and the drama. Quo
tations from John Dryden.
16. Tolstoi. Quotations from Samuel
17. Architecture. Quotations from
18. Poland. Quotations from Alexan
10. The tight against knowledge.
Quotations from Richard Steele.
20. Music. Quotations from Jonathan
21. Painting and decorative art. Quo.
tations from John Bunyan.
22. Relations between Russia and
Turkey. Quotations from Jouathan
23. Alexander III. Quotations from
24. Siboria. The Nihilists. Quota
tions from Thomas Gray.
23. Annual meeting. Election of officers.
for the uso of the Nebraska clubs
through tho reciprocity bureau. A
discussion followed tho paper and
quotations from Kipling woro given by
the club members. Music by a mando
lin orchestra, and refreshments, com
pleted a delightful afternoon.
Miss Helen llarwood entertained
Junior Sorosis lapt Tuesday afternoon
at her home, with an interesting talk
about French art which was on
hancejd by illustrations of hat subject in
the form of photographs of many of tho
masters. Light refreshments woro
served and a very pleasant afternoon
Tho Century club met Tuesday with
Mrs. E. A. Polk. UflicorB for noxt year
were elected: President, Mrs. George
Waite; vice-president, Mrs. J. E. Hill;
eecretary, Mrs. C. I. Jones. Roll call
waB responded to by current events.
Mrs. M. H. Garten read a paper on
Amelia Edwards. Mrs. F. E. Campbell
told of excavations in Egypt.
Sorosis met last Tuesday afternoon
with Mre. H. H. Wheeler and listened
to a very interesting lecture by MrB. C.
T. Mungor on "The Government of
Fitzgerald Drvj Qopds Co.
1023.1020 O t. Lincoln, XVetor. !
Those who want to make a seasonable purchase in sea- j
i purchase in season come here, for they know we have ;
I what they want when they want it.
Wash Dress Gocds.
Every yard that is shown in our wash dress goods de- j
: partment is of this season's qualities, styles and color- :
: ings. We can frankly say we are the only house in the :
j : city that did not carry over one yard of wash dress goods j
; from last season.
We call your attention to the fact that we are selling
i no organdies or such fabrics that have been shown for the i
: past three years, But we do say and show you the most j
: complete line of new weaves and colorings for the coming ;
: season. Come to us for new ideas.
The household economics department
of the Woman's club have decided to
take a noon dinner at Union college
next Thursday April Gth. All members
of the club wishing to join can do bo.
On that occasion they will have practi
cal demonstrations of farinaceous foods.
The New Book Review club was en
tertained Wednesday afternoon by Mrs.
F. W. Bart ruff. The program was de
voted to Kipling and his works. The
paper on the author was a critical
analysis of great interest by Mrs. Elia
W. Peattie of Chicago. Mrs. Peattie
prepared the articles for a recent meet
ing of tho Fortnightly club of Chicago,
and on request forwarded it this week
The members of the Woman's club
were entertained at the university
gymnasium last Monday afternoon with
an interesting exhibition of the athlet
ic work done by the young ladies in
the gymnasium classes. Each member
being permitted to bring a friend, the
large room and gallery were crowded.
The Swedish gymnastics which were a
novelty to most of tho spectators wero
learned by Miss Barr while abroad last
summer. They are given without ap
paratus and without music. The
Swedes consider these movements of
the body have sufficient rythm without
accompaLiment of music. The usual
gymnastic exercises were exhibited and
the afternoon closad with basket ball.
The basket ball teams are known as the
Midgets and Champions. The Midgets
are: Misees Gregory, Wheeler, Lasch,
Bridge, McCoska, Swartz, Smith, Mil
ler, Pentzer, Erford, Henry and Cusack.
The Champions are: Misses Brown,
West, Davenport, Buchnr.aster.Holbrook
and Winger. The second game wbb
betweon the two midget teams.
It was a pretty thought of the Wom
an's club to tender a reception to the
wives of the legislators and was really
without any "ax to grind'1 looming up
in the near future. The club rooms
were prottily decorated with pinks,
palms, lilies and hyacinths, while pink
shades and srailax adorned the chan
deliers. The reception was tendered by
the members of the parliamentary de
partment and were formally received by
the leader of that department, Mre. Nel
lie M. Richardbon, and Mrs. A. W.
Field the club president. The mem
bers of the department acted as hostesses
but were assisted in entertaining by all
the members 'of the club. Over 300
ladies called during the afternoon. Tho
crowds of beautifully dressed ladleB,
the bright informal conversation, com
bined with tho music, made tho occasion
mobt enjoyable. Couches and pillojvs
formed cozy rooks for a chat, where the
cooling ices brought by many eager
assistants could be enjoyed. The re
freshments were served from two tables
dainty with embroidery and delicate
china and silver. One was in pale pink
and tho embroidery and flowora of tho
Just received from Npw Ynrk 150 fr1u ; (nn;., !
- , -.v ?bj i.o nt ACiiiv y ,
; j waist silks, all this season's styles and colorings, r gular i
i: retail price from $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, $2, and a few as j
i : high as $2.25 a yard. Everything will be sold at the re- j
: markable low price of 98c. If you wish to get the cream
; of the lot come early.
We will show this week 83 different styles in silk and
mohair blister crepons. "vVe have six times the assort
ment of any house in the state and our prices are lower
and we guartee to save you from 15c to 50c a yard. Our
prices are 49c, 75c, 98c, $1.2"), $1.50, $1.75, $1.98, $2.25,
$2.50, $2.75, $2.98 a yard.
other were red. The ladies presiding
were Mesdames Orcutt, CaBtor, Henry
and Chapman. The music was espe
cially enjoyable. An orchestra from the
university school of music was stationed
behind a screen of plants and palms,
and in spite of the incessant hum of
voices the beauty and spirit of their
selections were noted with pleasure.
Editor of The Courier:
I would like to present 10 you in par
ticular and to your readers in general
a little bit of history bearing upon a
statement of yours on the second pae
of last week's Courier: "Municipal
ownership of public franchises is fa
vored by as many republicans bb fusion
iflts." Owing to tho fact that there is no
tolling what a "fusionist" does favor
other than free silver I do not question
the truth of your statement. But to
show that the populiatB or independents
who wore never "embalmed" by a demo
crat, are, or at least wero a few years
ago, practically all government railroad
people, I quote from House Journal,
1801, page 1181, the vote on House Roll
"A memorial and joint resolution
petitioning congress tu enact such laws
as may be pecessary to assume govern
ment ownership and control of all rail
roads an telegraph lines.
"It was introduced by Brederson, an
independent from f utler county, and
referred to the committee on federal
relatione January 15 and passed tho
house, 59 to 20, March 25, 1891."
Twenty one mombors were absent or
did not vote.
Of these 9 were republicans, 9 were
democrats and 3 were populists. Of
those who voted in the negative 8 were
republicans. 11 were democrats, and one
"poor lost sinner" was a pop. The aye
vote was republicans 5, democrats 4
pops 50. - - '
As there were only 22 republicans and
24 democrats in the house, a majority of
each were either "absent or not voting "
or voted aye.
Allow me to suggest to you that, tak
ing a quotation from Thomas Jefferson's
let er to his friend Judge Roane, written
September G, 1810, "The revolution of
1800 was as complete a revolution in the
PIiScip,eB of our government as that of
1770 was in its form. The chief or
those "princip es' the one great "bone
of contention," between Hamilton and
Jefferson: and thirty years later between
LIBV and Wnhntni- nm -1.1-
Jackfon on the other, was, briefly
stated, "no private citizen shall ever be
endowed with any right or privilege
whatever in connection with a public
franchise that is not equally enjoyed by
every other citizen." ' "
And I would like to call your atten
tion to the fact, for I heard him, that
our esteemed fellow citizen, W. J. Bryan
advocated substantially the same thing
in his first debate with Mr. Council i5
thie city when he said, "I hold that you
have no right to tax the public for the
benefit of a private citizen."
And there was more of statesmanship
in that one sentence than in all that he
has said since then. And if there is any
thing that can be dignified by the name
of "principle" that has prevented Mr.
Bryan from eating a $10 "hash" with
Mr. Belmont and other democrats, but
prompts him to eat a II "hash" with
En lil 0tneL demo"ats, I hope he will
tell it to all the world and that you will
print it, and that all the Filipinos and
.? rest of ub Americans will shout
"hurrah for our Billy the Great ."
O. M, Clahk.
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