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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (April 20, 1901)
planned several months ago was to dis
cuB6 the advisability ot establishing a
New England Federation. This plan
was not heartily received by a sufficient
number of New England federations
and therefore the meeting will be held
simply for the purpose of social and ed
ucational intercourse. The topics of
consideration are important and those
chosen to present them are men and wo
men of note. The following is the pro
gram: Thursday, April 11. 8 P. M.,
Symphony Hall, Boston Greeting Mrs.
Julia Ward Howe, honorary president
of tbo State Federation; greeting Mrs.
Charles H. Dennison, acting president
of the General Federation; welcome
from the commonwealth, Hon. John L.
Bates. Mr. Edward Cary, on the edito
rial staff of the New York Times, spoke
on "Civil Service Reform." Following
him and speaking on the same subject
was Mr. Charles J. Bonaparte of Balti
more. There was singing from the Mas
sachusetts Federation Song Book.
Friday, April 12, 10 A. M., Auditorium,
Maiden (By invitation of Old and New
and Ladies' Aid Association of Maiden
Hospital Address "The Problem of
the City," Dr. Josiah Strong of New
York; address, "The Problem of the
Country," Mr. Rollin Lynde Ilartt ot
Boston; discussion. Auditorium, 2 P.
M. Reports by visiting state presidents;
report from the General Federation, by
Mrs. Anna D. West; discussion.
Hotel Vendome, Boston, 8 to 10:30 P.
M Reception to visiting delegates.
"Women Workers,' including profes
sional women, other women who work
with the brain and those who work
with their hands alone, is the subject
assigned for the spring conference of
the New Jersey Federation.
The woman's club ot Northboro.
Mass., arranged its bird meeting to
come several weeks before Easter, hop
ing thus to impress humane sentiments
before the Easter bonnet shopping be
gan. The president made an earnest
plea in behalf of the birds and entrusted
the women present not to be enticed
into the wearing of bird plumage under
the delusion that the feathers are "made
The civic work of the Denver Wo
man's club has been admirably system
atized and a repertoire of its methods
may be in some way useful to other
clubs. The civic work of the Denver
club is in charge of the reform commit
tee. The membership committee is
divided into sub-committees, such as
city improvement, temperance, public,
wealth, civil service, legislative, public
institutions, jails, hospitals, nurseries,
which act in connection with special
committees operating with special local
homes, missions and associations. The
committee, besides its active work, holds
regular monthly meetings at which
some of the following are the topics
under discussion: "The Ethics of Dis
section" and "Vivisection in the School
Room;' "Is Vivisection ot Value to the
Medical Science?"; "Can the Principle
of the Town Meeting Be Extended to
Our Cities?"; "Civic Beauty"; "Shall
the Poor Man Go to the Park, or the
Park to the Poor Man?"; "Municipal
Pawn-Shops as an Ameliorating
Agency." One of the club meetings of
the year was a study of woman's drees
under the sub-topics: "How Shall Wo
men Breathe?"; "The Corset Liver in
Autopsy," an illustrated talk by a wo
man physician; "Pockets"; "Length of
Skirt"; "Ihe Trilby Foot"; and "The
Laws of Art Applied to the Form, Color
and Ornamentation of Dress."
Miss Anna Lyle, who has recently cel
ebrated the conclusion of her fiftieth
year as a teacher in the Philadelphia
public schools, makes the following
observation of modern methods: "I
think we have too many studies and
give too much attention to the higher
branches instead of to the plain, prac
tical studies that tit children for the
working lifo. Most of my pupils have
gone to work in mill or factory instead
of college, and, knowing this, I have
tried to prepare them by instilling into
their minds principles ot honor and
training them into habits of thorough
ness and neatness."
The annual election ot officers for the
Society of Cofonial Daughters of the
Seventeenth Century recently occurred.
The entire board was re elected. The
meeting, a social affair in the shape of
a colonial tea, was given at the Ponch
mansion, where young ladies in colonial
garments served tea. A paper on "Wo
men" was read.
The Century club met on Tuesday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. F. E.
Campbell. Mrs. Atwood read an in
teresting paper on "Alexander and Al
exandria." She began her sketch by
quoting the old poem "How Great was
Alexandria Park." Mrs. McCreery
opened the discussion on "Tho books
that have done the most good in the
world." All of the members took part
in the discussion.
On Thursday afternoon Professor Fos
sler spoke to the members of tne litera
ture departments and their friends ot
Tennyson's "In Memoriam." Miss
Towne, leader of the department said
that they had made an outline study
during the year of the representative
poets of each century from Ihe time of
Beowulf and as climax to their work
Professor Fo6sler would speak ot the
poem "In Memoriam."
Professor Fossler has made a study of
this poem for a number ot years and he
spoke in his usual earnest and inspiring
manner. He said that "In Memoriam"
was as much the interpretation ot mod
ern thought, hopes and longings as the
Illiad and Odyssey were the interpre
ters of antiquity and the Divine Comedy
that of the Middle Ages. Professor
Fossler related briefly the history of
the poem, how it was written for a
monument to Tennyson's friend, Ar
thur Hallam, and how the purpose
broadened, until the 131 lyrics contain
ed in the poem represented the intellect
ual thought of the day. He spoke of
the beautiful chorus songs that divide
the different cantos, and dwelt especial
ly upon the fifty-fourth, fifty fifth and
fifty-sixth cantos, making one feel in
tensely the beauty of the diction and
profoundness of the thought.
N. F. W. C Standing Committees.
Mrs. F. M. Hall, Lincoln.
" Elizabeth Langworthy, Seward.
" Anna R. Morey, Hastings.
Mrs. W. D. Baker, Norfolk.
" Sullivan, Columbus.
" Sarah Wells Phelps, Schuyler.
Mrs. A. M. Edwards, Milford.
" Nellie Cady, St. Paul.
" Etta R. Holmes, Kearney.
" L. L. Ricketts, Lincoln.
" H. S. Towne, Omaha.
Mrs. A. K. Gault, Omaha.
" Draper Smith, Omaha.
" Stoutenborough, Plattsmoutb.
Mrs. Lily R. Burton, Fremont.
" S. E. Sedgwick, York.
Miss Mary A. Smith, University PlaceJ
Mrs. Anna L. Apperson, Tecumseh.
' G. M.Wheeler, Lincoln.
Miss Cory Berryman, Central City.
Mrr. Joha Erferdt, Btaatea.
" BraiMtd Daarben, Waktiekl.
" E. M. Smith, Wayne.
C. S. Lobingier, Omaha.
II. D. Neely, Omaha.
" E. V. Herford, Omaha'.
Mrs. Archibald Scott, Lincoln.
THE MOTH AND THE FLAME
I1Y WILLIAM REED DUNROY.
The world still offers
its tempting snares ,
Though the time
has come to repent ;
It fascinates with
its sumptuous fares
And tempts and will not relent .
And the Church stands by
with her stern white face
And grimly announces Lent
But the moth still flutters,
the'flame still burns,
And the human heart
still yearns and yearns.
The hour is here
for prayers and tears
And thoughts of
the lowly tomb.
But fry as we will
we cannot enshroud
Ourselves with a
pall of gloom ;
For the days are bright
and' life u sweet ,
And the world
a ready to bloom .
And the moth still flutters ,
and the flame still burns ,
And the human heart
still yearns and yearns .
Oh, the world is good
at heart, my dears,
But perhaps it has
need of Lent ;
There are doubtless
things it is guilty of
For which it
should sorely repent ;
But the Father looks down
at its beating heart
And knows it
will soon relent .
For the moth still flutters ,
and the flame still burns
And the human heart
still yearns and yearns .
Nebraska Literary Genius.
The east has loDg arrogated to itself
all the literary ability of the country,
and for years western writers could not
secure recognition. But western writers
kept up the struggle and today the best
stories come from that section of the
country known as "the west." Indeed,
the little clique of eastern writers
fringed along the shores of the Atlantic
find it more difficult each year to stem
the rising literary tide Betting in from
the west. To the list of rising authors
hailing from the west, Nebraska has
added more than one. The last number
of the Saturday Evening Post contains
a story full of heart interest by a young
woman whose earliest literary struggles
were in Nebraska and whose first suc
cesses were won while a resident ot the
prairie state. Willa Sibert Cather is a
growing light in the literary firmament,
and her story, "Jack a Boy," in the cur
rent Saturday Evening Post proves her
Miss Cather's first work was done in
Lincoln, where for some time she was
attached to the staff cf the Lincoln
Journal. She has contributed to sev
eral of the leading periodicals, and each
succeeding month has found her work
stronger and better. The west has
forced itself upon the attention of the
literary world. A few years ago it was
sneeringly asked, "Who reads an Ameri
can book?" Today the world looks to
America tor the best literary work, and
the west is contributing its share.
World-Herald, April 4, 1901.
A STUDY IN BLUE.
Blue was the arch of summer sky ,
Peacock blue was the ocean's dye ,
Blue was the vision that wandered by
And of my semes reft me.
Eyes outrivafling Heaven's own hue ,
Gown and parasol, ribbons too
But, ah ! to my rival a kiss she blew
And very blue she left me .
I'm a weather prophet of no small skill
(At least, I indulge the notion)
But little I reck of shifting clouds
Or the weathervants' fickle motion .
The signs I read are a mocking laugh
Or the shrug of a dainty saoulder :
But a certain monotony marks the tale ,
For ifs always "fair and colder ."
-Dorothy Green, read at the Junior enter
tainment on April 12, 19oJ.
A Great Newspaper.
The Sunday edition of the St. Louis
Republic id a marvel ot modern news
paper enterprise. The organization ot
its news service is world-wide, complete
in every department; in fact, superior to
that of any other newspaper.
The magazine section is illustrated in
daintily tinted colors and splendid halt
tone pictures. This section contains
more high-class literary matter than
any of the monthly magazines. Tbo
fashions illustrated in natural colors are
especially valuable to the ladies.
The colored comic section is a genuine
laugh-maker. Tho funny cartoons aro
by the beet artists. The humorous
stories are high-class, by authors ot na
Sheet music, a high class, popular
song, is furnished free every Sunday in
The price of the Sunday Republic by
mail one year is $2.00. For ealo by all
What She Thinks He
What brilliant eyes!
What red, alluring
What superb grace
She thrilled me with
The touch of her
hand agitated me.
She is peerless.
She must be mine
She is the goddess I
have long dreamed
She shall be my wife.
What He Really
Lacking in mag
J. F. HARRIS,
No. I, Board of Trade,
Grain, Provisionsr Cotton.
Private Wires to New Ycrk Gly and
Many Gties East and West-
New York Stock Exchange.
Chicago Stock Exchange.
Chicago Board of Trade
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