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ways in which tbo delegates were onter
tained. Tho president of tho York .federation,
Mrs. Carscaddon, with an able corps of
assistant?, was in constant evidence
Nevor beforo haB thero been a heartier
or moro cordial welcome to club women.
Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock tho
State preeidont, Mrs. Langwortby, call
cd tho executive board together.
After thoexecutivo meeting tho board
of directors immediately convened to
discuss the Lusinosa which was to come
beforo tho federation during tho conven
tion. Tuesday evening at Fraternal Hall a
charming rccoption was tendered to the
delegates and vlsitcrj of tho Stats Fed
oration. The rooms were beautifully
docoratoJ and tilled with a happy crowd,
of about throo hundred, bent upon mu
tual acquaintance. In this large audi
torium delicious punch was servod
throughout the evening by two charm
ing youcg ladicB. In tho banquet hall
bjhw wcra thrre long tables with rows
of columns extending their length the
columns of the center table were trimed
with green which was tilled with white
daisies, tho columns of the two outer
tables wuro covered with pink poppies.
This beautiful contrast in connection
with tbo pottod plants and palms mado
a charming scene. Not only were tho
club women thero to receive and intro
duce, but thoy were ably assisted by
their husbands, bods, and daughters.
At ten o'clock tho gentlemen were re
quested to tako a viBiting lady down for
refreshments. At a late hour this hap
py tocial event came to an ond.
Thero was a largo attendance on Wed
nesday morning at the opening session
of tbo convention. Mrs. Langwortby
called the convention to order and in
troduced Mr. O. W. Fifer who pro
nounced the invocation. Mrs. Carscad
den, in a few nearly words offered a
most cordial welcome to tho federation
in behalf of tho Yo:k federation, to
which Mrs. Apperson from Tecumaeh
made this happy rojponuo:
Mrs. Carscadden's cordial wolcomo is
liko a warm garment on a chilly morn
ing. Occo upon returning from a day's
absonco my U:olhor brought my little
daughter a bag of pears. Tho child sat
down in silence and ato awhile, then a3
the pears met hor approval in every
way, she got up and putting her arms
around his neck, said: "Ob, I am glad
to see you, Uncle!"
The Federation, is partaking of your
hospitality and I wijh I could say to
you in that childish voice of perfect
phasure and perfect Batigfastion,
ifho Federation is glad to bee you,
Mrs. Carscadden has expressed such
a kindly interest in us that we would
liko to present her with a family group
to show her with what perfect equanim
ity our huBbands watched us pour
water ou tho kitchen tiro and lock the
kitten out tho back door, simply smil
ing and carrying our gripa to the sta
tion becauso tbey havo come to realize
that tho club ruovoraant has made us
bottor and broader women.
It is singular that a litorary or philan
thropic uplift Buch ai club life gives,
should help us over tho homely duties
of every duy and give us stronger to
morrows, but it doo3.
I always think of th!e club movement
ai an architectural achievement, and
when I look to what it will bo, tie
thrjadbaro qio'.ation is still appro
priate: 'They buildei bettor than they
Lot ua make it a Temple.
Thoro Ib nothing imro holy and moro
tilled with happy possibilities unless it
bo an unwritten song than a new struc
turo. Wo who aro later havo simply rost
od in tho veatibulo enjoying its beauty,
we must enter soon and find our work.
We are exceptionally fortunaio in
tho situation of this great club homo of
ours. In one of tho moat enlightened
spots on earth our responsibility is less
than in other statos. So let us be all
the mora ready with the hand that
helps. It I were a club woman down in
Georgia with the raco problem beforo
me 1 should feel that clubdom was a
great field and that it was growing late
and all must get out and dig.
We have proven that we do not need
the ballot to mould public opinion or
further public enterprise and that plain
every day living is no less an art now
than music or sculpture.
Liko all things now the club move
merit is pure, like a new country the
atmosphere is rare, like a reform iu its
llret effort it is untainted with personal
ambition, like a new home it is holy.
Let us koep it a Temple.
In the decadonceof things that should
bo beautiful I think of M. Guiliames
lament for English verse which runs
something liko this:
Art was a Temple once and wondrous
And hope and fellowship had altars there;
Now 'tis a laxar house of leprous men.
Oh when shall we have an English song
Help us York, to remember that this is
a day to achieve as well as a holiday.
Wish us all the happiness that is good
for us but remember that more than
enough is too much. Do not kill us
with kindness and when we go home we
will all wear the white rose which is in
truth the badge of York.
Her speech was followed by the
annual address of the president
Mrs. S. C. Langwortby of Seward,
which was what a president's ad
dress ebould be a review and eum
maring of the work accomplished
followed by pianB and suggestions for
the future, dwelling particularly upon
the bent (Its to be derived from organ za
tion and co-operation. (I hope to print
this address in full in tbo near future).
Therepoitof Mrs. F. N. Sackett, of
Weeping Water, recording secretary, as
well as that of tho corresponding secre
tary, Mrs. D. O. MuKillp, of Seward,
showed the vast amount of work accom
plished duriog the pa6t pear by the ex
ecutive board cf the federation.
There wero ninety five delegates en
rolled for this first meeting and tho re
port of the committee on credentials
was given by Mrs. A. Wollman of York.
The report of the treasurer, Mrs. II. F.
Doane of Crete, follows:
Total expenditures and receipts of the
N. F. W. C. for the year 1803 1809, up
to time of audilicg (Septemlet) are as
expenses duo In 1803:
Annual meeting, at Omaha, $21.10
Postage and drafts 10.88
Ex. Board 40.19
Former treasurer $113.07
Sale of Year Books 1 10
Sale of badgeo 75
Ba'anco on hand 8 40.72
Adelaide L, Doane,
After tbo repert of the auditor, Mrs,
A. B. Fuller, of Ashland, general busi
ness followed, consisting of tho appoint
ment of committees and taking action
upon recommendations from tho execu
tive board. ThocommittecB on flounce
fey j k IWnjtetlJ?
NEW FALL SHAPES
appointed to suggest plans for increas
ing tho revenue of the N. F. W. C. rec
ommended thatjeach woman connected
with tbo state federation give to the
secretary of her club a two cent stamp
to bo fo'wardod to tbo stato treasurer.
This report was accepted in director'?
meeting, but in open session was amend
ed to fivo cents, and in this form passed.
By this, simple device tho treasurer's
bank account will be increased $17500 if
thore era 3,500 federated club women in
Nobrsska. Thoso who have been con
nected with the executive board will ap
preciate how much help this sum will
be. Another important transaction in
tbio business scstion was the adoption
of tho Lincoln Courier, as the official
organ of tho state federation for one
year. Thero was somo difforonce of
opinion rb to the benefits to bo derived
from an cfil:ial organ, but the majority
felt that tho onward trend of club work
demanded a medium of communication
between officers and clubs and between
the clubs themselves, It will also be
used in placo of circular letters for fan
nouncoments from stats officers and
chairmen of standing committees. At
the close of the adoption of recommenda
tions from the executive board the time
remaining before tho eloping hour was
devoted to bearing reports from dele
gates of clubs.
From tho closo of this morning ses
sion the convention was in full swing.
From that time on until the singing of
the closing hymn "America on Friday
morning tho daj swore a constant succes
sion of delightful and interesting events
Returning to Fra'ernal Hall after lunch
a long line of carriages was in waiting
to tako the visitors about tho beautiful
city of York.
The country surrounding York is notns
level as at. Lincoln. JuBt roll'mg enough
to be beautiful. I bad often been told
that York was one of the prettiest cities
in the state, but sseiog is of en neces
sary to believing, and that was an easy
matter as we drove through tho.e beau
tiful broad streets bordered with tall
forest trees, that EO.mod larger and older
than the town could possibly be. Be
hind tie jo ncslbd the charming homes
surrounded by shiuba and vines and
garden houses, lawn seat', and tho many
other little things that indicato comfort
and culture. Tho writer had the pleas
uroof riding after tho gentle family
horse of Mrs. O. J. Nobes, whose many
Lincoln friends will bo grieved to know
of her serious illness. But though she
could not como in porson to welcoiie
those ladies from all over her loved Ne
braska, she wishod her horeo and surrey
to bo at their command. Mrs. Cowon
drove and secured a friend to drive her
own. As wo slowly, reverently, passed
tho boautiful homo of Mrs. Nobes on
EaBt Hill, wo saw tho woak whito band
wavo a wolcomo that was us touching as
it was sincere.
At tho clcso of tho drivo tin delegates
were taken to tho auditorium, another
now building their beautiful now
theatre which the stato federation aUo
bad the honor of dedicating. Here tho
mucical session was held under the di
rection of Mrs. D. A, Campbell, of Lin
coln, chairman of Iho coaimitteo on
music of the state fedoration. This com
mitteo consisting of Mrs. H. F. Doane,
of Crete, and Mrs. D. E. Sedgwick, of
York, in connection with tho chairman
deserve special commendation for tho
two delightful musicals arrange! fur
this convention Thus making it possi
ble for tho delegates far romoved from
musical cotters to er joy a musical pro
gram that in scope and character would
do credit to tho large music halls in our
largest cit'toj. The musical numbers
were from the best tilent in tho state,
and were in'erspersed with pipsrs upon
Italian, French, and Gorman opera froti
ladies who know whereof they were
Tho first address of the afternoon
which w&b by Mrs. 11. F. Doaue, of
Crete, was on tho topic "What Shall We
Do With Music." Piano selections
were given by Mrs. D. E. Sedgwick and
Mrs. H 8. Harrison of York, Mi?s May
Uolsan, of Fremont, and Mrs. Dyers of
Wymore. Delightful vocal solos were
given by Mr. Laura Sheets of Omaha,
and Mrs. E. Lowis Baker and Miss
Childs of Lincoln. There wero two violin
solo?, by Mis j Lowis of Tecuinseh, and
by Miss Dales -of Lincoln. You have
only to hear tho names t) know tbo
merit nf the execution. One of the
mo3t enjoyable numbers of the after
noon was a violin and piano duet given
most charmingly by Miss Reeso and
Miss Bigelow of Hastings.
Tho evening cession of Wednesday
was to have been devoted to a lecture on
art by Mrs. W. W. Keycor of Omaha.
Illustrated with stereopticon views of
the Boston Public Library Building.
On account of serious illness in her
family Mrs. Kevsor could not bs nresent, T
But at tbo last momont her friend, MitB
Wilson of Omaha, contented to take
her pla?e. When we go to Bos'.oo, and
visit that beautiful buibioe wo shall
feel undor renewed obligations to Miss
Wilson for faniilarizing us with the
noted paintings and the interior of that
At the closs cf Mis i Wilson's explana
tions of thesterooption views Mrs. F.
M. Hall of Lincoln, chairman of the art
committee, gave a very interesting talk
about some celebrated artists (and their
work), whom Mr. acd Mrs. Hall had
visited duriog their trip abroad the past
summer. Si vivid waB her description
of Rosa Bonhour'stteep roofed cottage,
with the oae broad window in front.
that we almost saw it.
Imnediately upon convening Thurs
day morning the librarian, Mrs. O. M.
Lambertson of Lincoln, gave her report
Which is 03 followe:
REPORT OF L1I1RARIAN.
From Octobor 10, 1898, to Oatobor Wiy
Contributions, 1898- '
Oct.28, Stromsburg, Francis M.
Ford club $3 00
Nov. 0, Sjhuyler Wooian'd club.. 1 00
Nov. 10, Syracuse Woman's club. 5 00
Dec. 1, Lincoln Fortnightly club.. 2 00
Dec. 8, Plattemouth Woman's club 0 00
Jan. 0, Schuyler Woman's club. . .- H
Apr. 12, Ashland Woman's club. . 3 CO
May 15, Omaha Woman's club. . . 50 00
Juno 10, Tocumseb, "Cozy Club" 3 00
Juno 12, Stanton, "Sorosls" 1 w
July 10, Seward, Art and Hiatory '
i u 00
Oct. 2, Sowaid, "Nineteenth Uen-
Total amount received from -r
Oct. 10, '08, to Ojt. 10, 00...8(7 W
Total amount contributed from .
the beginning W9J .00, -if
Balunco on hand Oct. 10, 03.. J2j'
Total working capital for year. . .$1W il
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