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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 24, 1901)
Tlic first part of the novel, which Is
y almost purely descriptive of the city,
if published alone would make one of
the finest pieces of work of its kind in
literature. The mental associations
aroused by the city itself are present
ed so vividly that they become al
most a part of one's personal existence,
and you cannot deny that the man
achieves the miracle of transferring
his fancy to his reader with exactly
the color and intensity that he wishes.
The associations of places with per
sons and events speak very strongly
to D'Ann'unzio; that was the real
source of the grewsoma charm of
"The Triumph of Death." The tirst
iifty pages are full of presontivc pas
sages like the following, which de
scribes the clamor of the city at eve
ning as heard by two people in a
"A confused roar, like the imagin
? ary rushing that animates the rush
ing of some sea shells, rose from be
tween the two watchful columns of
granite, as the barge came to shore by
the crowded Piazzetta. Then sud
denly the shout rose higher in the
limpid air, breaking up against the
slim forest of marbles, vaulting over
the brow of the taller statues, shoot
ing beyond the pinnacles and across,
disappearing in the far distances of
twilight. The manifold harmonies
of the sacred and pagan architectures
all over which the Ionic modulations
of Biblioteca ran like an agile melody,
continued unbroken in the pause
which followed, and the summit of
the naked town rose like a mystic
One knows well enough what he
means when he says of the actress,
'this lonely, wandering woman who
seemed to carry in the folds of her
dress the silenced frenzy of those far
off multitudes from whom her cry of
sorrow or enthralled pause had
wretched the sublimo pulsation of
rart." There lingers a little of that
nimbus about every woman who has
stood before the people and moulded
them to her will.
If D'Annunzio's power could only
have been given to a man, modern
Italy might have given us something
to keep in the treasure houses.
Official Call for the Buffalo Executive
The regular annual Eession of the ex
ecutive of the National Council of Wo
men will be held at Buffalo on Septem
ber 11, 12, 13, 1901.
Morning executive sessions and open
evening meetings will beheld in the city
of Buffalo on each of these dates.
Short afternoon meetings will be ar
ranged, thus permitting some hours for
Bight-seeing to those who attend. One
public session will be held on the Expo
sition grounds September 12, one thirty
to three o'clock P. M.
National Associations are entitled to
two delegates, namely: the president (or
proxy) and one delegate.
State or local councils are entitled to
one delegate, namely: the president (or
All resolutions to be presented at this
annual executive must be sent to the
recording secretary at least two weeks
before the date appointed for the ses
sion. Each organization is limited to
two resolutions. With fraternal greet
ings. Fannie Humphreys Gaffney,
In the coming session of the council
at Buffalo, on September 11, 12 and 13,
it ib hoped that thore will be a memo
rable gathering, largo in number and
great in strength which will give re
newed vigor to our cause.
Onca focus the united strength of the
council upon a practical and definite
ifdueand Buccess is assured. Let us
then gather together at Buffalo with
the spirit of unity strong in our heurts.
Let us be each alert for Bome common
cause which we can make ours and help
No woman's organization in existence
holds within reach the mighty possi
bilities which are open to the council
for the accomplishment of work if we
unitedly, definitely, practically, contin
ually and prayerfully undertako it.
No way has yet be9n dovised which
can bo surely unite as working togeth
er, or striving for common interests; so
those who come to the annual with uni
ty in their hearts must come prepared
Let us set about doing our work
practically, bo that we may not only
project definite plans but bring about
To effect these results means are
essentials. The council is rich with ma
terial, and able laborers are at call, but
we lack funds sufficient to employ these
laborers or to carry out much of the
Each organization must give its best
advice and support towards an increased
income for practical work in the council.
This need is imperative!
Presidents and delegates will come
prepared to help agree on some plan
which will settle this vexed question of
finances and not pass it on to the future
as has been done so often before.
The presence of many representative
women from South America and other
sections of America in attendance at the
Buffalo Fair makes an opportunity for
interchange of ideas and sympathy
which should result in a cooperation to
be only expressed by the term "The
Council of Women of America."
With the spirit then of this broad
title, "The Council of Women of Ameri
ca," let us prepare for our annual exec
utive at Buffalo and our session will be
blessed with success and our efforts
credit all womankind.
Fannie Humphreys Gaffney,
Preliminary Program for Buffalo Executive.
Program Committee The president
of the council, Mrs. Gaffney; Mrs.
Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the
N. A. Woman Suffrage Association; Mrs.
Ellen A.Richardson, the first recording
September 11, 10 A. M., Convention
Hall, Small Auditorium Opening busi
ness session. Credentials. Roll call.
Formation of committees. General
September 11, 2 P. M Convention
Hall Report of special committee on
council cooperation with the women of
Cuba, Porto Rico, Hawaii, etc. Inform
al reception and exchange of greeting
with foreign women attending the ex
position. September 11, 8-10 P. M., Convention
Hall President's address. Five miu
ute reports from each affiliated organ
September 12, 10 A. M., Convention
Hall, Small Auditorium Report of res
olutions committee. Special action on
resolution to secure the appointment of
women on all boards or commissions for
consideration of "Marriage and Di
vorce." It is hoped that the three committees
of the council hax'ing in charge matters
connected with this topic will be largely
represented at this meeting and lead in
its debate, viz.: committee on marriage
and divorce, chairman, Mrs. Alice Par
ker Lesser; on legislative work, former
chairman, Miss Gertrude BeekB. and its
sub-committee on domestic relations
undor the law, chairmau, Miss Octavia
September 12. 1:30-3.00 P. M Special
Meeting, Temple of Music, Fair Grounds
Miss Anthony, "The Council Idea."
Mrs. Alice Paiker Lesser, "Ned of Wo
men Having Equal Representation in
Discussion or Settlement of Marriago
and Divorce Probloms." Rev. Anna
Shaw and others.
September 11, 8-10 P. M. Ho can
the women of North and South Americu
cooperate in sympathy and action? Ro
port on conditions in South America
from Sonor Antonio Galarco (it Is
hoped.) Address, Senontu Carolina
Huidoboro. Address, Sisterhood of
American Women, Rev. Anna Garltn
September 13, 10 A. M., Small Audi
torium, Convention Hall Our national
council, its immediate interests and our
international obligations. Other busi
ness. September 13, 2-1 P. M., Convention
Hall Reports on council organization.
Address, Mrs. Ellon A. Richardson,
Cabinet Head, department of art. Dress
committee, report and exhibit, Mrs.
Annio White Johnson, chairman. Othor
reports from committees.
September 13, 810 P. M., Convention
Hall International relation. Address,
Mrs. Sewall. Address, Mrs. Peck, vice
president, and others.
Morning session open only to officers,
delegates, patrons and annual contribu
tors except by special invitation. After
noon and ovening sessions opon to tho
The national organizations affiliated
Local Council of Women of Bloom
ington Mrs. L. M. Beck, Bloomington,
Local Council of Women of Roches
ter Mrs. Joseph O'Connor, Frank street,
Rochester, New York.
Local Council of Women of Minneap
olisMrs. A. E. Higbee, president, 71G
Third avenue, South Minneapolis, Min
nesota. National Women's Relief Society
Mrs. Zona B. Young, president, Salt
Lake City, Utah.
Young Ladies' National Mutual Im
provement Association Mrs. Elmina S.
Taylor, president, Salt Lake City, Utah.
National Christian League for Promo
tion of Social Purity Mrs. Elizabeth B.
Grannie, president, 33 East 22d street,
New York city.
The Universal Peace Union Rev.
Amanda Deyo, president, 1305 Arch
street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
National Association Loyal Women
of American Liberty Mrs. I. C. Man
chester, president, 111 Ocean street.
Providence, Rhode Island.
Women'B Relief Corps, Auxiliary to
G. A. R. Mrs. Mary L. Carr, president,
National Association of Business Wo
men Miss Gertrude Beeks. president,
215 First National baDk building, Chi
National Council of Jewish Women
Mrs. Hannah G. Solomon, president,
1106 Michigan avenue, Chicago, Illinois,
Florence Crittenden Mission Mrs.
Kate Waller Barrett, general superin
tendent, 218 Third street, N. E Wash
ington, D. C.
Supreme Hive Ladies of the Macca
bees of the World Mrs. Lillian M. Hol
lister, president, 307 Kirby avenue, De
Rathbone Sisters of the World Mrs.
Dell P. Glazier, president, 830 Second
street, Fort Madison, Iowa.
National Association of Coloied Wo
menMrs. Mary Church Terrell, presi
dent. 32G T street, N. W., Washington,
American Federation of Nurses Miss
L. L. Dock, secretary, 2G5 Henry street,
New York City.
Great Hive Ladies of Maccabees for
Michigan Mrs. Frances Burns, presi
dent, St. Louis, Michigan.
Local Councils Affiliated.
Local Council of the Women of Rhodo
Island Rev. Anna Garlin Spencer, pres
ident, 1 Bell street, Providence, Rhode
Local Council of Wo m on of Indianap
olis Mrs. O. E. Busby, secretary 1117
Central avunuo, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Local Council of Women of Quincy
Mrs. Anna L. Parker, North Eighth
stroet, Quincy, Illinois.
Local Council of Women of Portland
Mrs. Georgo A. Pollistor, Bocrotary, 2
Atlantic street, Portland, Maine.
Local Council of Women of Blooming
ton Mrs. L. M. Bock, Bloomington,
Local Council of Women of Rochester
Mrs. Joseph O'Connor, Frank street,
Rochester, New York.
Local Council of Womon of Mnneapo
lis Mrs. A. E. Higbeo, presidont, 710
Third avenue, South Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Tho first woman to occupy tho cilice
of postmaster in Cuba is Senorita Ysabel
Maria do Los Rios, daughter of tho lato
Judge Joso do Los Riop, who was iiost
master at Gibra at tho timnof his death.
Senorita de Los Rios displayed such
marked executive) ability as a clerk iu
tho office that her appointment to take
chargo of it was heartily endorsed by
the department and tho patrons of tho
EgotiBtu, whether confined to an in
dividual, a family, a club, or a circlo of
society, stands squarely in tho path of
progress, writes Mrs. Belle M. Perry,
one of Michigan's most effective news
paper and club workers. We need some
times to look away from ourselves from
our own selves and our own etate, and
learn what others are doing, and what
helpful plans are being evolved for tho
general good. This is the true moaning
of reciprocity as applied lo club work.
The mission of the General Federation
is to collect the latest and most practical
ideas on club work and act as a great
distributor for them. The club move
ment came to minister to the hungry
and deep-seated need in human nature.
It stands as the answer to that noed to
day, and it stands for more. It etands
for the enriching of home life. Devel
opment means power. Power is for use.
The power to do is a call to do. The
club develops; federation utilizes; fed
eration widens a club's power for useful
ness, and federation is a call to every
club to become a part of a great poten
tial force for service to humanity, tho
like of which has never before been
known in organization. Tho more a
club has to contribute, the louder is the
call. The club that gives is the club
that grows. The latest interpretation of
club purpose is the development of abil
ity and power for service in tho world.
Tho only woman in Colorado who has
been admitted to the federal courts, alsu
tho only onb with an independent law
office, is Miss Mary F. Lathrop of Den
ver. Miss Lathrop gave a brilliant ad
dress ou "Woman and the Law" at the
Colorado Springs Woman's Congress,
saying in part:
"The American Bar Association at its
August meeting in Denver will be edi
fied and enlightened by a thesis on tho
subject, "Is Law a Field for Woman's
Work?" by William P. Rogers, Indiana
state university, and the fate of tho
seven women who have been admitted
to the bar in Colorado, and the more
than seventy times seven who are prac
ticing in the courts of tho various states
of the Union will then and there be set
tled by "Tho Hoosier Schoolmaster."
"The woman law student graduates as
bachelor of laws. The certificate of my
admission to practico beforo tho supreme
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