The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, March 24, 1900, Page 4, Image 4

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but of the Declaration br well. This
trust-insistence upon shutting our pos
sessions off from the American spirit acd
economy is revolting to all persons who
believe in equal rights for all, special
favors for none. The president's plan
of turning the tariff proceeds from Porto
Rico back to the island is only a trick.
The industries of the island, that will be
crushed cannot profit by the expendi
ture of the revenue as proposed. The
agriculture and manufactures of the
island are looking for a market, and
they cap't get the nearest natural mar
ket, owing to the tariff. They must
languish. There will be no trade, hence
no tariff revenue. There will be noth
ing to devote to education and improve
ment of the island, if trade be cut down.
And we shall have to appropriate money
to save the people of Porto Rico from
starvation, when the tariff ruins busi
ness in the island so that there will not
be enough business to make the tariff
productive. The people are beginning
to see this. They see that the adminis
tration doesn't care what happens to
our possesions, so long as the possessions
do not hurt the trusts. The people are
weary of syndicate rule at Washington.
They see that the protected industries
regarded the election of 1896 as giving
the magnates carte blanche to do any
thing they wish. The ship-subsidy
snap, numerous Nicaragua snaps, the
Gage-treasury snap, the embalmed beef
snap a)l these things have convinced
the public that the people who put up
the money to elect McKinley are using
the administration to get back their
money at a thousand per cent profit.
Prosperity is not fooling the people,
either, as much as the president friends
may think. High prices are what the
silverites wanted in 1896. They have
got them. But the best thinking people
know that prices are too high, even
though the fact be admitted that prices
were too low in the years between 93
and '95. Prosperity Has nr 'struck ihe
wage-earner nor the salaried man. But
the price of things those people need is
going up steadily. And the indications
for the near future are very cheap wheat.
If everything the farmer sells is to be
cheap, while everything he buys is dear,
as is likely to be the case with the mar
ket before the presidential election,
there will be such a discontent for the
administration to face as the syndicates
have not counted upon. And it is not
likely that the republican national com
mittee will be able to "boost ' wheat, as
it did from August to October, in 1896,
to convince the farmer of the fallacy of
the wheat-silver sympathy."
dent, Mrs. Anna Allen; second vice
president, Mrs. W. H. Stowell; secre
tary, Mrs. S, W. McGrew; treasurer,
Mrs. S. Reed. James Russell Lowell,
his life and literary works were discussed
and a few minutes were devoted to the
topics of the day.
Mrs. Jones Do you believe in a per
sonal devil ?
Jones Well, I've always thought your
mother had some mission in life. Town
No. I, Board of Trade,
Grain, Provisions. Cotton.
Private Wires to New York Gty and
Many Cities East and West.
New York Stock Exchange.
Chicago Stock Exchange.
Chicago Board of Trade
March. The meeting held Tuesday, March
21. Excelsior c. Wilcox. Markham. . Lincoln fa tfa d tment of literature jn
21, Woman's c, English History.. .Stromsburg ' .
. ( New Review and Art c, Titian, Tin- be club rooms at Pairbury was a very
- i toretto York enjoyable one. Roll call was responded
21. HmWdTeDgesirThe senan? ques- to by quotations from Drummond, fol-
I tion. Seward lowed by biography. Tba topic for the
21. Woman's c. The Crusades. North Bend aftarnooQ wa(J In and Aboul Qur Na.
. (Fin de Steele c Alcott, Ripley. tional Capital," and consisted of talks
I ossoli Seward by a number of ladies who had spent
21. Woman's a. Colonial expansion ...Syracuse tjme . WaBfajngton. jb one
, ( Woman s c.. Parliamentary prac- ,. 7 .
' tice Omaha described eome particular place of inter
na ( Woman's c. Political and social est the capitol, new library, soldiers'
M science.... .Omaha home, art gallery, Mount Vernon, Ar-
26, Woman s c.. Career of Napoleon .Mlnden ' ? " '
26, Sorosis, Polar navigation Stanton hngton. The time was SO well filled
26, Woman's c. Physical education Lincoln that the original study that bad been
7 I Sorosis. Philosophy of the Ver- planned will be given at another meet-
-' dantes Lincoln f . , f , , ..
Century c The school system- inB- A TOCal bo'0 closed the program.
'I Unlversitie of the Netherlands. .Lincoln
27, Woman's c, Current topics Omaha
27, Woman's c Ethics and Phllosophy..Omaha Mrs. Frank M. Hall will talk upon
27, Woman's c French conversation Omaha "Paris and Its Environs" on March 30th,
27. "IfSEwEh th?unfi8 sEMS: b' the woman's club of Columbus.
I ing the rebellion Albion In the afternoon she will speak to the
27. Current events Lincoln BChool children of Columbus upon the
28, Woman's c. Oratory Omaha . ;
28. Woman's c- Home department....Falrbury congressional library. Mrs. Hall has a
28, Woman's c History Lincoln lantern and her own slides. April 16th
28, Woman's c. Art Omaha Mrs. Hall will speak to the Omaha wo-
26, AVoman's c Current events Lincoln ,- ii, ,, t?,, D.k.. .-j .u
IT J Woman's c American artists in men e club uPn RoB& Bonheur and the
"" ( Rome The Ghetto .....Lincoln Barbizon school.
30, Woman's c. Current topics Stromsburg
3q I Self-Culture c. Mothers and child
' 1 Ka t St. Paul I have received some very valuable
Srpiattsmona. suggestions from state federations con-
30, Woman's c. Music Lincoln cerning the readjustment of the general
so, xix. Century c. Painting in Spain. .Seward federation of women's clubs. The Colo-
3i. FiSn SSecSnSTu & federation reports as follows:
men as novelists Seward J That the office of state chairman
M-WSte. .::.. ?""?.?.?North Bend of correspondence shall be continued;
si, Woman's c., Child study Lincoln that said chairman shall be a member
31. Woman's c French Lincoln of a club directly federated with the G.
...Weeplne-Water P-W. C. and that she shall be elected
i History and Art c Rudolph of by her state federation.and be, ex officio,
"'I TTBariKnletAlrseward a member of its executive board.
II. That presidents of state feder-
officers of N. F. w. c 1899 & 1900. atioDS only eha11 be vice presidents of
Pres., Mrs. Anna L. Apperson. Tecumseh. the general federation.
v. P., Mrs. Ida w. Blair, Wayne. III. That the meetings of the G. P.
Cor. Sec, Mrs. Virginia D.Amup, Tecumseh. W. C. be triennial instead of biennial.
Rec Sec, Miss Mary Hill, York. lv Tbat the number of general
Treas., Mrs. H. F. Doane, Crete. . .. . n .
Librarian, Mrs. G.M.Lambertson. Lincoln, officers of the G. P. W. C. remain un
Auditor, Mrs. E. J. Halner, Aurora. changed; that they be elected for a term
of three years, and that the president
Tuesday evening, March 13th, the shall not be a candidate for re election.
Stromsburg woman's club held a child- V. That national organizations shall
ren's meeting at the residence of Mr. not be eligible to membership in the G.
and Mrs. D. D. Little. Potted plants P. W. C.
in profusion were tastefully arranged VI. That we thoroughly approve of
and the parlors prettily decorated in the ten cents per capita tax.
the club colon green and white. The Nil. That we do not favor a reorgan
guests and members were entertained ization of the general federation which
with a Eugene Field program by the shall deprive clubs of their individual
little folks, consisting of poetical selec- representation in that body, but we
tions from his works, songs and music, recommend that the clubs having a
A luncheon was served in several membership of one hundred or over be
courses, the entertainment closing with represented by the president and one
extemporaneous speeches by the gentle- delegate, and clubs having a member
men, in which hearty words of appreci- ship under said number shall be repre
ation were expressed. This is but the sen ted by the president alone. State
first of a series of gatherings planned by federations of more than fifty clubo
the club for the benefit of the Bocial de- shall be represented by four delegates;
under that number by two delegates.
The regents of the state university of
Illinois decided last week to establish a
department of domestic science, which
shall be a department of the college of
agriculture, and will be formally opened
at the beginning of the university year
next September.
The book reception given recently by
the Pairbury club brought in between
sixty and seventy books, some of them
valuable ones and all of them good
works for a library.
The Mental Culture club of Auburn
met with Mrs. McGrew Thursday after
noon, March 8th. The following officers
were elected for the ensuing year: Pres
ident, Mrs. J. C. Bonsfield; vice presi-
The action taken by the Georgia state
federation will be of special interest to
club women. At the November conven
tion the subject of reorganization was
referred to their executive board, which
has sent the following advisory plan for
readjustment to the reorganization com
mittee: "Whereas, The general federation is
a fraternity for the promotion of self
culture, social service and universal
progress, for the interchange of views
and the intercommunication of different
"Whereas, The laity of an association
organized for culture, service and pro
gress can never become too numerous;
"That to-reduce the representation
the federation and contract its future
"That the larger the biennials, the
greater the inspiration.
"Whereas, The general federation is
not a commercial corporation, instituted
for peisonal and selfish ends, in which
the largest stockholders control the
greatest number of votes:
"Whereas, It is not a political body,
therefore representation should not be
measured by taxation;
"Whereas, It is not intened for state
or sectional domination, therefore rep
resentation should be equal;
"Whereas, For all these reasons the
ideal relption of members to the feder
ation lies in the willingness of each wo
man to contribute her share (ten cents
a year) to the support of this great body
without desiring to pool a number of
these small payments for purposes of
political dominance; therefore, be it
"Resolved, That the Georgia federation
"Article I. a. That the general feder
ation shall consist solely of individual
"b. The state federation shall exist as
a state organization, to enlarge and de
velop such work as may seem most
needed for the welfare of each state.
"c. The state president and her gen
eral federation committee shad control
and strive to augment all general feder
ation interests within the boundary of
the state.
"d. This federation committee shall
be the medium of communication be
tween the state and general federations,
and this committee shall report regular
ly to the state executive board. The
chairman of this committee shall be ex
officio state delegate to the biennial.
"e. The committee of correspondence
shall cease to exist, and its work: shall
be performed by federation committees
of state federations.
"f. The number of general officers
shall remain unchanged.
"g. A per capita tax of ten cents shall
be levied annually from each member
of every federated club.
"h. Each club shall have equal repre
sentation at the biennial.
"i. Each club shall send to the bien
nial, its president and as many delegates
as may be decided upon hereafter.
The Connecticut federation reported
to the reorganization committee as fol
lows: 1. The Connecticut State Federation
of Women's Clubs is in favor of a reor
ganization of the General Federation of
Women's Clubs which shall give each
club its representation in that body
through its state federation only.
2. The federation believes in trien
nial meetings of the general federation .
3. The federation proposes that each
state shall be entitled to one delegate
for every one hundred members or frac
tion of one hundred which exceeds one
half. 4. The federation proposes that each
state shall pay into the treasury of the
general federation 83.00 for every one
hundred members of the 6tate federation
or fraction of one hundred which ex
ceeds one-half.
5. The federation is not in favor of
allowing national societies to join the
state federations through their local so
cieties and chapters.
G. The federation believes tbat each
state should appoint its delegates and
collect its dues as it sees fit.
From reports sent to the reorganiz
ation committee, the impression is
growing that the small clubs should not
be cut off from direct connection with
the fountain head of inspiration. To
respond to the very just criticism tbat
the executive body is too large, the sug-
gestion is made that the presidents of
would restrict the present usefulness of state federation only shall be vice presi-