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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (March 10, 1900)
i""""-"' " "" "J presseu uv me Lincoln woman s cjud,
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CALESDAKOKSEIIIUSKA CLUBS. ''S,iDC A".0,!80.1 iS l h'P nd.
helped, the following women aro invited
March. become membprs:
10. Woman's c French Lincoln 1. The university graduate.
10 i N'-"eviow ami Artc.cui.io Kcnl 2. The woman of common school edu-
( l'alma Vecchlo ork
10. Woman's c. Child study North Ilend Cation
io. Woman's c. KniriKh History., .stnimsburj; 3. The self educated woman.
. jHNtorj-and Arte. Discussion of -1. The woman who belongs toother
rotiU-miKiniry uoman authors. ..Seward
. j Fin ile Sii-cle c. J. Fenimorv Clubs.
i CiKir Seward 5. The non-club woman.
10 Woman's c.Hritish government... Syracuse . Tll , , j . , ,.
, ... . .. Tii"- l"e woman who does not believe in
12, Woman s c Reception Lincoln
,., ( Woman's c. Parliamentary prac- Clubs.
" ' ll"' Omaha 7. The woman who does not wish to
... 1 Woman's c. Political and social .i.j.
'-1 science Omaha ila a department.
.., ) Woman's c. Cleveland's adminis- 8. The woman who wants to attend
,;.' ;--; Stanton the club meefngs but twice a year.
IS, W nmanV c. Napoleonic wars Mimlen "
13. Sorosis, Liht and vision Lincoln - rhe woman who wants to be a
13, Woman's c Home department .. Falrbury member for the name of it.
13. Woman's c. Current events Lincoln io. The tired woman full of domestic
13, Woman's c Current events Omaha 00;i,:i:,; .i. , . i
,r ... r, ... . responsibilities, who wants to be a
12, W oman s c. German history Omaha .
13. Woman's e, French conversation Omaha sponge, fold her hande, take in what the
13, Woman's c. Kthicsand Philosophy.. Omaha bright, tree woman, "who needs an audi-
13. i I,isti,r' ,a,nd, ArtJ RclKn of v,c".,. , ence, has learned, and then go home re-
( toria Hallam, G recti Albion , ,
11. Woman's c. Oratory Omaha Meshed to her treadmill.
.. i Century c.. Delft ibices and Dra- 11. The woman without, companion-
"1 jeries of Holland Lincoln sn;n
15, Woman's c. History Lincoln ,, ,,
is. Woman'sc. Art Omaha 12- Tbe Joung woman and the young-
15, Lotos c. Current events Lincoln old woman."
,- j Hall in the Grove, Art and sculp- The other federated clubs of Seward
I turelnKome Lincoln
io. Womansc Music Lincoln History and Art, iin deSkcle and
lfi i Woman's c, Parliamentary Wild Rose clubs were invited to join
'? '"l? -....Flattsmouth in this step, but they declined. There-
1 Self-Culture c, Auto-Hypnotic . , '
16. 1 su.vestion Suet-fstion in thea- fore it was left to the Ninteentii Century
' 'T'? ,;;""."" VStIaU! club to project the movement.
16, XJX. Century c, I'alntinjr In Spain..Seward
I". Woman's c Cliild Study. Lincoln '
17, Woman's c. French Lincoln
I History and Art c. Effects of the To the C,UD9 of Nebraska:
,T' 1 Crudes-Gothic in archit0CSeward Tne following program lias been pre-
.. j Fin de Sieclc ' cV Hroofc Farm- pared as a suggestion for the study of
' t Hawthorne Seward household economics, and. may be elab-
,- Woman's c. Household econ- .tj .,: i..u . 4 m.
' omics Korth Hend orated to suit club require m-nts. The
. jZetetic c Parliamentary committee will gladly give further assist-
" ' pract!ce WBep,nB Watcr ance to the establishment of household
officers OF N. F. w. a. 1899 .900. gnomic classes Please bring this up
., , r , in your club before another year' work
Pres., Mrs. Anna L. Apperson, Tecumseh. . , , . . . J ,,
V. P.. Mrs. Ida w. uiair. Wayne. is planned. The committee will use its
Cor. Sec, Mrs-Virninla D.Arhup, Tecumseh. influence to secure a number of new
Kec Sec, Miss Mary urn. York. books for this work in the traveling
Treas., Mrs. H. F. Doane, Crete library
Librarian, Mrs. G. M. Lambertson, Lincoln. n . 1 r. ,
Auditor, Mrs. e. J. Hainer, Aurora. Paper Arts and Craf tB E-npIoj ed m
A New Woman's Club. life giving agencies.
The following report of a new woman's Tne Sun A storehouse of energy,
club organized at Seward, Nebraska, is The Atmosphere ItB bearing on health
furnished by Mrs Nollie M. Keefer, the and moralty.
corresponding secretary of the new club: Water Pure and impure.
The NineteeLth Century club of Sew- Chemical and physical functions.
ard has been working the past year to Water Bupply.
organize a club with unlimited member- domestic arciiitectukk.
ship, based on a broader constitution. v:.:- r 1 i-
. , ., . .. , Necessities Durability,
in order that the advantages may be jjsabieneB8
opened to the rrany thinking women of -,,. .. ' ,...
, . ....... Climatic conditions.
beward, who are capable of enjoying the ,T-t , ,T ... ..
..- u- u t. 1. 1 j , Vital processes Ventilation,
studies which have been planned, and t ,f
who would, by interchange rt thought, ,, ..
contribute to the pleasure and benefit D .
of those around them. On March 3d, 0
-..- . . .. oewage.
m response to invitations from the Nine- ti u u t, . .
teenth Ceutury club, the ladies met H1"ho" ArJ"Etal principles.
with Mrs. Nellie Anderson, and, in a P'ct'al a decorative furnishinp;.
u t. 1 . j 1 Gardening Art out of doors
short business meeting. agreed to let .,,. '.T,,
the old organization lapse and, under
the broader constitution, formed the
Woman's club of Seward. Officers were
elected as follows:
President, Mr. Grace Porter Miller;
first vice president, Miss Frances Mil-
ler; second vice president, Mrs. Phoebe
Calender; secretary, Mrs. Nellie Boyd
Anderson; treasurer, Mrs. William Ked-
ford; corresponding secrotary, Mrs.
Nellie W. Keefer.
The membership of the club, with the
names of a number of ladies, made a
nucleus for fifty charter members of the
The afternoon was pleasantly spent
in examining many copies of celebrated
paintings which adorned the walls, the
ladies in the meantime explaining to the
guests the purpose of the club.
Refreshments were served by Misses
Lu Bradley. EI va Cumminei and Flor-
ence and Bessie Anderson.
Itisan inclusive department club.
We heartily entlnrso thessntiment ex-
F"" "" "" anu rr-
,lACIAL influence on household, art.
Household Indu6trias Evolution and
Nutritive Value of Foods-Ch artistry of
Educational Agencies Noted educators,
Educational value of good literature,
What shall a buBy woman remd ?
Excretory System of Modern Hojuse-
Bacteria and microbes,
Music Value of music in thefiomv
Sketches of noted muiicailoomposerBV
Patriotism Historic mothers of the
Fourth of July observance.
Noise essential to true patriotism.
HYGIENE AND SANITATION
Practical Hygiene O. Gilman Currier.
Women Plumbers and Doctors Mrs. H.
Story of the Bacteria, Dust and Its
Dangers, Drinking Water and Ice
Supply Y. M. Prudden.
Sanitary Drainage of Houses and Towns
E. G. Waring, Jr.
Homes and All About Them, The House
that Jill Built E.C.Gardner.
Household Economics Helen Campbell.
Housekeeping Made Easy Mrs. Her-
Chemistry of Cooking W. Mattieu
Lamb Prize Essay Mary Hinman Abtl.
Science in the Kitchen Mrs. Kellogg.
The Art of Cooking Emma P. Ewing.
Trans-Mississippi Home Makers Oma
ha Woman's Club.
Science of Nutrition Edward Atkinson.
Food Products of the World Dr. Mary
Food Materials and Their Adulterat'onB
E. H. Richards.
Tne house comfortable.
The house beautiful.
How to Eojoy Pictures Mabel Emery.
How to Judge a Picture Vandyke.
Little Journeys to the Homes of Great
Painters Elbert Hubbard.
Sketches cf Great Artists Jennie E.
Mrs. Mary Moody Pugh. Omaha,
Mrs. Milton Scott, Lincoln,
Mus. Mary F. Paul. St. Paul,
State Committee on Household Economics.
The following article from the West
ern Club Woman, by Mrs. Sarah S.
Piatt Decker, vice president of the G.
F. W. C, and one of the clearest headed
club women in the United States, will
be read with much interest by women
from all sections of the country. It is
like b. voice in the wilderness, making
clear many places that soptmtry had
rendered obscure. I trust every club
department in the United States will
give spi.ee to this article, as the time is
drawing near for the final decision,
which mu3t be rendered by the votes of
the delegates pt Milwaukee:
The question of the reorganization of
the general federation of women's clubs
is so prominently in the minds of all
club workers at present, that possibly it
might be of interest to review tbe last
biennial from the standpoint of a Denver
club woman, who is able to nay: "All
of which I eaw, and part of which I
vas."' It was my privilege to act as one
of tbe adviEory committee of the local
biennial board throughout all the time
of itB existence, and in that connection
an opportunity was afforded for a knowl
edge of the work of every committee
which assisted in arranging for the great
The clubs and state federations which
desire a reorganization of the general
federation give as their chief reason for
ouch desire, that the biennial at Denver
was unwieldy the statements are made
that the delegated body was too large,
the convention cost too much money,
the hall was too crowded, and fear is ex
pressed that cities will not extend invi
tations to the biennial because of the
great work and expense entailed, etc.
I have never heard a member of the
local board in Denver make a statement
which would bear out one of these
charges. Let us, for a moment, consider "X
tbe work of the various committees in
this connection. The first in order is
the press committee, which did heroic
work, but solely with a view to increase
the attendance of delegates and visitorp.
The work of the bureuu of information,
the next committee, was uuring the ses-
sion and by making a large working
force, the business was easily handled
double the number of visitors would
have made no difference; this also ap
plies to the credentials committee, with
the difference, of course, that its work
ends with the opening session of tbe
convention. A committee on hotels
could, in a city of the size of Denver,
probably accommodate from eight to
ten thousand strangers, if nectssary. 4
The committee on place of meeting has j
been criticised to some extent because
of the crowding of the conventiou hall.
If there is a mistake in the plan of the
biennial, I believe it is that an attempt
is made to confine the various depart
ments represented to one or two meet
ing places. The time has come when,
at such a convention, an individual
choice must be made. It isthuRwitb
our daily lifo. We cannot have the
whole; we must select the eepecial
theme in which we are intrested. To
this one repliep, "But what of the eve
ning meetings ?" To be sure, they were fr
grand and inspiring in Denver, but if
good for one audience, they are bbtter
for two duplicate them, by all means.
The National Educational association
in Denver brought eleven thousand peo
ple, but sessions were held all over tbe
city. As far as the regularly accredited
delegates to tbe fourth biennial were
concerned, there was ample accommo
dation at all the business meetings. The
theater has a seating capacity of eigh
teen hundred people; the whole number
of credentials issued, which included
tho3e given to speakers, gucstf, frater
nal delegates, press, etc, was not quite
eleven hundred, while the largest num
ber of ballots cast for any officer, accord
ing to official report, was six hundred
and seventy-four. Surely the complaint
made reparding the inconvenience of
the business session is not borne out by
There is an unwritten law of the fed
eration that only certain officers, chair
men, guests, etc., shall receive enter
tainment in private homes. That limits
the number in every case, ai.d is in no
sense a burden on the committee or tbe
citizens. The only fear ever expressed
by the entertainment committee web
that there would not be enough visitors
to fill the eight largo houses offered fur
the receptions, and the matter was
seriously debated of including the fif
teen hundred Denver club women in
these invitations. It was a joyful sur
prise when it was found that nearly
three hundred invitations would bo le- Y
quired by delegates and visitors.
Of the work of the transportation
committee, only a few words need b)
said. The larger the number of visi
itors the better the railroad rates and
the easier to obtain concessions. This
is bIeo true of the committee on excur
sions, and the constant prayer and plea
of these two committees was for many
people the more the better.
The local program committee is almost
wholly under the direction of the bien
nial committee, and had no particular
concern regarding numbers a few more
programs or a few less being of little mo
ment and slight expense.
The finance committee in Denver was
unfortunate enough to have one thou
sand dollars left in the treasury. There
has been more trouble and anguish of
mind in disposing of that surplus than
the committee had in raisirg the whole
The other committees, on decorations,
badges and tickets, were not in the least
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