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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 21, 1901)
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anything, from cooking and the French
language to einging and fencing. A
valuable library has been gathered, and
the rooms are constantly open. A con
siderable axountof noble philanthropy
which ie not often mentioned is also to
be put down to thB credit of the league
that ip, the giving of aid, in money or
otherwise, to neBdy aad suffering pro
fessional women. In the theatrical busi
ness especially women are often over
taken by bard times.
One may mention likewise among wo
men's club buildings the handsome and
convenient structure at Indianapolis.
The mother of the movement to erect
this bouse at least if she was not the
mother she was the very energetic step
mother of it was Mrs. Mary Wright
An illustrious sample of the good a
woman's club may do is furnished by
the Woman's Industrial end Educa
tional union of Rocheeter. No wonder,
'for there is the home of Susan B.An
thony, whose energy and public spirit
are enough to inepire a whole city full
of women in a larger town than Roch
ester. The Era Woman's club of New
Orleans, with Miss Kate Gordon at tho
hjad, brought about the sewering and
draining of that whole city for the first
time in its history. They did it through
a Louisiana law which empowers women
property owners to vote on real estate
tax levies. The Denver Woman's club,
aleo through the ballot, which its mem
bers pos3es. has beon able to improve
both the morals and tho appearance of
that beautiful city. Another noble pub
li: spirited club of women is that of
Chicago, a'club noted for good works.
What these organizitions have accom
plished in large cities any woman's club
in a small town may do. It is the small
towns that feed the cities. The first
achievement for any club that really de
sires to be a club and not merely a 6ort
of floating socio-literary, Sunday clothes,
pink tea, paper-reading assembly, is to
get a home of its own, a house open to
the members and their women friends
always. A club home fosters the spirit
of fraternity as nothing else will do.
It i6 easier for a woman's club to get a
home in a small ci'y than a large one,
the expense is so much less. Its general
plan would be a large assembly hall,
with smaller rooms that could be sublet
either for occasional meetings or as
studios or living appartments for re
spectable professional women. Then
when the women meet let them not retd
musty papers concerning what men did
a thousand y ears ago. Let them con
sider what will benefit themselves, their
vwd day, their own town. It is the now,
and the now in large letters, that we
cus6ions will be on "Ilouseho'.d Service
and Personal Dignity,'" "Women's Clubs
and a Better City,'"' Wholesome, Savory
and Economical Food," "What Shall
Our Children Read?" and 'O.-cupations
In a progiam for the coming year
recently sent out by the Hull House
Woman's club of Chicago, attention is
called to meetings of interest which will
be held on Wednesdays from now till
the last of June. Mra. Laura D. Pel
ham is president of the club, with Mrs.
Anne L. Dundage, vice president. Miss
Kitherine Driscoll, corresponding sec
retary and Mrs. Louise Fyffe, treasurer.
On October 9 Miss Addams, who hss
many friends and'admirers in Lincoln,
will talk on "The Sweatshop Problem,"
and on October 23 there will be a diecuB
sion on "The Fa"ds in our Public
Schools." There will be a thimble party
for the "Mrs. Stevens Linen Chest" on
October 30; a lecture by Dr Julia
Holmes So-ith November G; on Novem
ber 20 a symposium on "Attractive
Homes at Small Cost." The December
topics include the work of the Juvenile
Court, the value of the day nursery
and the housing problem in large cities.
On January 1, 1002, the club will meet
with the Hull House Old Settlers' asso
ciation. There will be a day devoted to
municipal art and a discussion on "Am
I My Brother's Keepei!' Other dis-
The Jennie Wade monument which
was dedicated at Gettysburg last Mon
dy is unique in three respects: it wsb
erected to the memory of the only wo
man killed in the battle of Gettysburg,
it was erected by the Woman's Relief
Corps oi Iowa, and it was made by a
woman, -Mrs. Anna M. Miller, who at
the death of her husband succeeded to
bis trade of a marble worker.
The monument, which is twelve feet
high, has a bise of Birre granite five
feet square, surmounted by a marble
statue of Miss Wade.
The inscription on the face of the
monument if: "Jennie Wade, killed
July :?, 1SG3. while making bread for
union Boldiers." On the opposite side
appear the words: "Erected by the
Woman's Rel;ef Corps or Iowa, A. D.
1901." The Wade Tamily motto, "What
soever God Willeth Must Be, Though a
Nation Mourns,' is on the third side,
and on the remaining face is the inscrip
tion: "She Hath Done What She
gk OUTER GARMENTS. gj
Great interest is shown in the new
club house planned by the Denver Wo
man's club. Xot long ago a Texas
woman bought a large amount of club
house stock, says the Denver News.
"And thereby hangs a tale," she said.
"I came to your city a stranger. I
visited your club during your meeting
Tuesday. 1 was delighted with it. I
heard of your desire to build a club
house. That evening I waB telling my
brother, who accompanied me from
Texas. The next day he surprised me
very much by giving me the money
which 1 have just turned over to you.
He told me then that he had planned to
buy me some jewels. They were really
fine gems I have admired for some time.
'But,' he slid. I knew you would prefer
to purchase stock in the new club bouse
with the money. I assured him that I
certainly should. Yo see it is the
story oi Marguerite reversed."
The very newest things offered as special bargains !
lust at the beginning- or the season.
Brocade and brilliantine dress skirts in black
each $1.95 1
Children's and Misses' heavy brown beaver jack
ets, all lined, castor, blue and black, each... $5.00'
Women's black and colored cheviot and Vene
tian suits, each $7.50 .
Flannel and mercerized waists, each 97c
Taffeta silk waists in black, each 75c I
Oxford grey ulsters, very swell $7.50 j
NEW GOWN FABRICS All the Late Weaves.
Black pebble cheviots, very popular dress fabrics,
splendid values at 75c, $1.00, 1.25, 1.50 and 1.75 a
Black basket suiting, the season's choicest weaves,
usual values at $1.00, 1.25 and 1.50 a yard.
54 inch all wool cheviot suitings, in Oxford greys,
extra quality $1.00 a yard.
Heavy xuality cheviot skirtings, hair line stripes,
45 inches wide, $1.25. a yard.
Extra heavy quality cheviots. 56 inches wide, suit
able for unlined skirts, navy, black and grey, $1.50 a
A choice line of 56 inch Kerseys in browns, gre3's,
castors, navy, m3rtle, cardinal and black, especially
adapted for jackets and unlined skirts, special values
at $2.00, 2.25 and 2.50 a yard.
The latest effort of tho Vassar Student
Association is to secure a 820,000 club
house for the use of the 200 chamber
maids, waitresses and dining room girls
employed at Vassar.
Miss Henrietta Aiken Kelley has been
appointed commissioner of.silk culture in
South Carolina by Governor McSweeney .
The International Association of
Nurses is now holding a congress at
Buffalo, the dates being September 10
New York Women's clubs will hold
their state federation at Buffalo, Octo
ber S, 9 and 10.
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