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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (June 9, 1900)
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Ib the complaint our ice man makes. We do not
claim it will maintain its perfect circulation with
out ice. but we do claim it is economical in its
use. No sweaty inside; everything retains its own flavor; none of the
peculiar refrigerator smell or odor about it. Hotel and Family sizes al
ways in stock. Sold. Only toy
RUDQE & OUENZEL CO.
1118 to 1126 a? St.
Ruffln haa her credentials signed by
Mrs. Lowe of Georgia, president of the
federation, and her certificate of paid
dues eigned by the treasurer, Mrs.
Philip N. Moore of St Louis. But Mrs.
Ruffin comes also as delegate-at-large
from the etate of Massachusetts and
from the New England Woman's Press
association. In these two official capac
ities she is accorded her seat in the con
vention, uut witn Mrs. Kumo it is a
matter of principle to see that she and
her race have justice, and she stands
for the New Era club backed by Massa
chusetts clubdom. She is of middle age
and rears her white hair in pompadour.
Her face is of a deep olive complexion, the next best thine for mv daughter in.
Her personality is pleasing and intellect- And she tells me about her work and I
ual. In an interview Mrs. Ruffin said: advise her as well as I can, and I be-
"My mother was a white woman and Heve with her that it is one of the great-
my father a blending of French and In- est things of the century this woman's
dian. The negro strain came from club movement."
sona account she is a capable, sweet
voiced, sweet-faced young woman who
taught many members of the federation
more about one particular line of art
than they had dreamed in a life time.
After the lecture, Mrs. Laura Tidale of
Chicago, posed after a number of fa
mous Greek statues.
Greeting to the women of the bien
nial convention have been received
from Mrs. May Wright Sewall, presi
dent of the international council of wo
men, from Ellen Terry and from Mme.
Modjeska. Miss Terry says in conclusion:
"I am not a club woman, but I
extent, and what was even a club wo
man to do with nothing to wear?
"Oh, dear,4' cried a trim little woman
from Baltimore, "I don't know what to
do. I have just opened the trunk in
my room and what do you suppose I
found in it? Why gowns as big as a
A woman madly struggling toward
the desk gave a little shriek, and turn
ing clasped the little Balimore woman
in her arms.
"Ob, you dear little thing," she cried,
"how lucky it is I have found you. I
have a trunk in my room full of doll
waukee men have been putting on airs
and claiming fishing engBgemects for
this week, bat the scales have now
fallen from their eyes. Some of the
members o! the local reception com
mittees are now talking of taking the
men at their word and barring them
out. But, then, some of the club women
have met some of these young men and
have found them quite intaresttng for
men. So, in the spirit of true hospital
ity, the ignorant men creatures will be
forgiven and allowed to come back.
There are many things which it would
pay men to study in this gathering of
women. One of these is the easy way
in which the brainy leaders and their
workers have mastered the fine points
of the political game. The politician's
warm handshake, the winning smile, the
confidential conference and the shrewd
glance were all used with telling effect
amoiig the delegates in the Plankinton
rotunda this afternoon and evening.
Down at the passenger stations of the
railroads a double force of men tugged
all day with something new in the con Saratoga trunk's from all
vention line. It was the wagon train, country. No attempt
so to speak, of this army of fair invaders.
There were mountains of trunks and in
coming trains added to the number
faster than they could be hauled away.
There were all kinds and varieties of
trunke, but there was a general tend
ency toward the Brobdingnagian Sara
toga. Same of these trunks would have ocean steamship docks,
made neat summer resort cottages, and So far, Buffalo is the only city to bid
the baggage men snorted and said things for the next convention. The feeling is
when they loaded them on the wagons that some eastern city is entitled from a
for delivery'at the hotels. And being .geographical standpoint to be the next
men, lacking in executive capacity of a hostess, as the west has had its own
farther back. But 1 stand as a colored
woman and whatever I have of courage,
energy, determination or small talents is
at "the service of my race bo long as I
"I believe," Mrs. Ruffin added, "in the
beneficial effects of club life for women,
and the colored woman needs it more
than the white."
The Alhambra, handsomely decorated
and filled with delegates, presents an
imposing scene. Satin banners illumi
nated with the names of the states fall
from oak standards.
Missouri delegates are seated with
those from Massachusetts and Nebras
ka, to the left of the stage. The Kan
sas, Iowa and Ohio delegates are in the
dresses." And five minutes later they
exchanged rooms; it was easier than to center, while along the rear of the stage
move the trunks, and there was no time are the women from Oklahoma, Rhode
John S. Runyon, depot baggage-master
at the union passenger station, said
that the average number of trunks to
each club woman was two. Three ex
tra men were engaged at this station to
take care of the extra work incurred by
the coming ofithe club women and their
was made to
handle the large amount of baggage in
the usual room set aside for that pur
pose in the station, but a shed was put
up on the platform. The various pack
ages were arranged according to number
in much the same manner ae the bag
gage is handled by initial letters it
higher order, they mixed these trunks
up occasionally, so there were .troubles
and tears in many rooms at the. hotels
and lajer on irate women breathing well
bred vengeance at the hotel clerks. For
this was social function day to a large
way for two biennials.
Spring t?le for Indies
Milwaukee, June 6. The second day
of the club women's biennial convention
opened with a steady rain. Delegates
who left their short skirts at home and
are thus wary about venturing out to
the convention halls filled the hotel cor
ridors to discuss the live issues of the
hour. The ticket .made out late last
night with Mrs. Lowe for president and
Mrs. Dennison for vice president was a
surprise to many, after Mrs. Lowe's re
fusals, but there seams to be an impres
sion the ticket will carry. The question
of reorganization was made the first
orJer of business at the regular session
today. Mrs. Horace Brock of Pennsyl
vania, leader of the reorganization
forces, started the debate. This discus
sion gave way to the education session
at ten o'clock, but was considered again
in the afternoon.
Reorganization, however, has Bhrunk
into insignificance beside the color ques
tion. After a stormy conference the ex
ecutive board declared that Mrs. Ruffin,
delegate from the New Era, a negro wo
man's club in Boston, would not be rec
ognized in that capacity. In brief, the
New Ere is tabooed, although Mrs.
Island and other states.
The educational meeting at the Al
hambra this morning was presided over
by Miss Margaret J. Evans, dean of
Carlton college, Northfield, Minnecota.
Miss Evans divided the program be
tween educators from all parts of the
United States, with a discussion on com
pulsory lawB, opened by Mirs Amelia
Fruchte of St. Louis.
At the same time a newspaper wo
men's meeting was held in the Davidson
theater and personal opinions were ex
pressed on the following subjects:
The value of the club to the newspa
What should be the relation between
the club woman and the press?
.That club column.
Does the press create, or is it the me
mium for expressing public opinion?
A business meeting this afternoon will
be followed by a Lake park drive to
Milwaukee Downer college.
une oi tne most successful art ses
sions was held last night under the su
pervision of Mrs. Herman J. Hall, chair
man of the federation art committee.
And Mme. Modjeska says: "In the
name of Polish women of America and
of Poland I join in earnest hope that
this important gathering in Milwaukee
will prove a most brilliant success, and
deeply regret that I cannot be person
ally present upon this occasion."
Mrs. Sewall writes: "Five thousand
women concentrated at Milwaukee,
uniting their affections, their intellects,
their prayers and their practical judg
ment in the interest of human better
ment, are an immeasurable force."
Milwaukee, Wis., June 7th. For two
hours there was a most spirited con
sideration of the question of reorgani
zation at the Woman's club convention.
After a roll call by states the vote stood
286 in favor of reorganization and 431
againBt. The vote was received with
Following this business session, the
honorary president of the organization,
Mrs. Ellen Henrotin, of Chicago, ap
peared for the first time and wsb given
The Nebraska women held a meeting
on Tuesday morning, President Apper
son presiding. Mrs. Langwortby of
Seward was elected a member of the
nominating committee. Nebraska wo
men who are registered here are: Mes
kames C. H. Gere. Ricketts, Buehnell,
Lahr, Barbour, Evans, Plummer, At
wood. Miller and Fields of Lincoln.
Mesdames Langworthy and Dickinson
of Seward. Mesdames Cady and Grow
thens of St. Paul. Mesdames Monett
and Hood of Central City. MesdameB
Stoutenborough and Clark of Platta
mouth. and Mrs. Apperson of Tecumseh
The committee on education of the
Alabama Federation of Women's clubs
read an interesting roport at the state
federation meeting, which met at Birm
ingham, Alabama, in May. "Woman's
Work," a very interesting club mairn-
The Alhambra 6tage was transformed zine, prints this report, from which the
into a sculptor's studio with casts and following is taken:
hangings. Whence curtain rose, Mrs. The ever increasing interest of the
Hamlin Garland, the speaker of the eve- clubs, and their attitude towards the
ning, was at work on a clay model. At cUBb ry encouraging; three clubs,
her left was Miss Jessie Farnham, an lne ShaKepere of Mobile, the Studiosis
art student, and Mr. Sherry Fry of
Creeton, Iowa. All were in sculptor's
garb, Mr. Fry wearing one which be
longed to Ordway Partridge, the fa
mous Boston sculptor. While the art
ists continued to mould in clay, the
Euterpean choir, an organization of
Milwaukee women concealed from Bight,
gave a classic chant. Then two doors
at the back of the stage opened and
thirty young girls in Greek dresses of
pale rose gray, yellow and green, cross
ed the stage in double lines and passed
down into the audience distributing art
souvenir programs. These were all de
signed by Mrs. Hall's artist friends.
Then came Mrs. Garland's lecture in
conversational style on "Possibilities of
Sculpture in Our Modern Cities." Mrs.
Garland is the wife of Hamlin Garland,
the novelist, and a sister of Lorado Taft,
the Bculpton, but upon her own per-
ot Montevallo, the StudiosiBof Annie
ton, each sustains a scholarship at the
Montevallo Industrial school; other
clubs contribute to the same cause, and
still more to the traveling library.
Studiosis of Anniston also gives largely
to the Free Kindergarten associa:ion.
The Woman's club, together with the
Edgemont and the Jewish Women's
Council, all of Birmingham, have aided
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