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"In whatever direction we look, and
whatever improvement in existing con
ditions ve seek to effect, we come back
to it again and again, that the end is de
termined by the beginning, and that the
foundations of all public betterment
have to be laid in the children."
Achievements are always in proportion
to aspirations. Self-satisfaction is as
fatal to an organization as to an indi
vidual. There is nothing that cannot be
accomplished by united womanhood.
Life is large; ita opportunities are large.
Ab an organization of earnest, high
minded women, our opportunities are
immense, because the individual is lost
and becomes a part of the great force
that is influencing the world. The duty
is sacred. For these developments of a
finer humanity let us give our deeper
An important subject for considera
tion at the Federation meeting next
year will be the proposed amendments
to the constitution, the result of careful
study by the constitution committee,
Mrs. Draper Smith, Mrs. Stoutenbor
ough and Mrs. Gault.
It seemed advisable to have the article
relating to membership precede the one
concerning officers, therefore Article V
becomes Article III. As it now stands,
the article reads: "Clubs desiring to
join this federation shall make applica
tion." By the proposed change the sen
tence will read: "Any woman's club
with objects unsectarian and non-partisan."
It is also proposed to strike out
the closing sentence: "A majority vote
of the executive board present at any
meeting shall be necessary to admit to
membership," and to substitute a new
section called "section 2," which declares
"The corresponding secretary 6hall pre
sent each application to the executive
board at the session following its receipt,
and a majority vote of those present
shall admit the club to membership."
Article III becomes Article IV, and
as amended will read: "The officers
shall be a president, vice president, re
cording secretary, corresponding secre
tary, treasurer, auditor and librarian.
These officers with the General Federa
tion secretary shall constitute an execu
tive board for the transaction of the
business of the state federation, subject
to its directions, and shall make a full
report at each biennial meeting. In
addition to these officers above men
tioned there shall be a vice president for
each congressional district in the state."
Article VI, in regard to the annual
meeting, will be changed to "meetings
shall take place every two years, the
second week in October, beginning in
1904, at such piece as the executive
board shall decide."
In Article VII, referring to the elec
tion of officers, the sentence "The elec
tion of officers shall take place at the
annua meeting," will he changed to:
"Officers shall be elected biennially and
shall not be eligible to successive re
election to the same office." It is further
amended by the addition of a new sec
tion, which is, "No person shall hold
more than one office at a time."
Article VIII cow reads: "The annual
dues, payable in advance of the annual
meeting, shall be two dollars for each
club of fifty or lees members, and one
dollar additional for each fifty members
or major fraction thereof after the first
fifty members." When amended, and
with the addition of two new sections,
it will read: "The annual dues shall be
three dollars for each club of fifty or
fewer members and one additional dol
lar for each fifty members or major frac
tion thereof after the first fifty members,
and shall be paid annually to the treas
urerby September 15, beginning with the
year 1903." "Section 2. The dues for
the ensuing year shall be paid to the
treasurer before any club shall be en
titled to representation." "Section 3.
Clubs may be restored to membership
upon the payment of all arrears."
In article X, referring to amendments,
the clause, "Notice of the proposed
amendments having been printed in the
year-book," will be eliminated, and the
article will read: "The constitution
may be amended at any meeting of the
state federation by a two-thirds vote of
those present and voting, notice of the
proposed amendment having been sub
mitted to the executive board and ap
pended to the call for the meeting."
Section 1 of the by-laws, defining the
duties of the executive board, will read:
The duties of the executive board shall
be to decide upon the admission of
clubs, to fill all vacancies in its own
body, to appoint Buch committees and
make such appropriations as may be re
quired to carry on the work of the state
federation, and to conduct the business
of the general federation in the state."
The former section becomes section two
and reads: "The president shall pre
side at all meetings of the federation,
the executive board and the board of
directors, and shall supervise all work
of the association."
Section 2 will become section 3 and
will read: "The vice president shall in
the absence of the president perform
the duties of the president."
Section 4 will be amended to read:
"It shall be the duty of the district vice
presidents to have general supervision
over the clubs in their respective dis
tricts, to encourage the extension of
club work and the organization of local
or district federations wherever possible."
Section G will be added to by-law 1:
"The duties of the other officers shall
be those that usually pertain to the
By-law 6 becomes by-law 7 by the in
sertion of a new by-law to be numbered
G, between those numbered 5 and G. It
will read: "The executive board and
chairman of committees appointed td
report at any biennial meeting shall be
members of the meeting and entitled to
introduce motions and vote."
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not like us, and she cannot forget it.
There are noble women in the South
who are earnestly working for the bet
terment of the colored race. It is their
question, let them settle it in their own
way. A prejudice so deeply grounded
that religion cannot alter it can never
be uprooted by thrusting the colored
race into the General Federation of Wo
man's Clubs. Lst us be charitable, and
let ua wait."
The following supplementary report
of MrB. Feattie's informal talk at the
Wayne federation is contributed by
Mrs. D. C. McKillip of Seward:
While the convention was waitipg for
the report of the nominating committee,
Mrs. Peattie was called to the platform
and induced to express her views on the
color question. Uaid Mrs. Peattie, in
substance: "In regard to this question
I feel very de ply. I sincerely trust
the club women will do nothing rash.
Let ub wait. I do not wish to see this
new harmony that has so lately united
North and South broken. Just as the
battle scan are covered by a mantle of
charity and kindly feeling, juBt as the The Lincoln Fortnightly club has
old rankling pain of defeat in the Bouth issued to the membere the year-book for
and the bitter prejudices of the North the season of 1901 and 1902. The topic
are forgotten, and women of both re- for the year is the "Study of Coloniza-
gions have joined hands and are work- tion." What is particularly noticeable
ing as one harmonious whole for a com- is the admirable and illuminating divis-
mon cause, why should we destroy the ion into topics as follows:
peace and beauty of it all by offering The mercantile system and colonial pol-
the most cruel insult possible to our icy from 1500 to 1800.
Bisters of the South? Let us think this England's present policy toward her
subject over carefully and let ub wait, colonies (Canada, Australia, New Zea-
If the colored people needed to come land, etc.)
in, it would be different; but they now England's present policy toward her de-
have all the helps, all the literature, all pendencies (India, West Indies, etc.)
the advantages that we can give them. Symposium Is colonization the inevi-
They have their own clubs and their table outgrowth of national develop-
general federation. They do not need ment?
us and we are better off without them. Peculiarities of modern Dutch, French
They would not be happy with us. and German systems.
There is a difference we did not make Russian methods of colonization,
the difference God made it. He made Symposium Does colonization pay?
them a different race, with racial pecu- Transformations in European colonies
liarities. While there are many noble in the Western Hemisphere,
people among them, yet they are not Territorial growth of the United States,
like us, and God never intended the Constitutional aspects of the relations
black and the white to mix.
tastes are dmerent irom ours: tneir enciee,
pleasures are not the same; their songs Symposium:
characteristics. Thero is a colored wo- lems, aa race, climate, etc.
man in our club in Chicago, but she is Pending problems: (b) Political prob-
not happy with us. She feels that she is lems, as government, civil service, mili
Pending problems: (c) Economic prob
lems, as trade, commerce, labor, etc.
Pending problems: (d) Educational,
moral and religious problems.
Symposium: What will be the retlex
influence of dependencies on the United
The bibliography is a catalogue issued
by the library of Washington entitled
List of books (with references to periodi
cals) relating to theory of colonization,
government of dependencies, protector
ates, and related topics, by A. C. Griflin,
Chief, Division of Bibliography.
The officers for the year are, president,
Mrs. H. H. Wilson; vice president, Mrs.
W. G. L. Taylor; secretary, Mies Belva
Herron. Besides these the members of
the club are Mrs. E. B. Andrews, Mrs.
E. H. Barbour, Mrs. F. M. Brooke, Mrs.
S. H. Burnham, Mrs. A. W. Field. Mrs.
C. H. Gere, Mrs. W. A. Green, MrH. E.
L. Hinman, Mrs. A. J. Sawyer, Mrs.
W. J. Lamb, Mrs. G. M. Lambertson,
Mrs. A. D. Levering, Mrs. H. E. Lewie,
Mrs. A. S. Raymond, Mrs. L. C. Rich
ards, Mrs. A. C. Rickette.
From 1894 to 1897 the Fortnight
studied American literature, in 1897 the
Netherlands, from 1898 to 1900 Russia,
and last year reviewed tne nineteenth
have the weird rhythm of their race, and
they can never be natural without thtce
A most interesting recital arranged
by Mrs. A. S. Raymond and Miss Mary
A.Smith, leaders of the first division.
WHB CTimn of f ha nnillii. mnntinrr if tVin
Their between the United States and depend- Matinee Musicale on Monday afternoon.
Nevin'a song cycle entitled "Captive
What are the conditions of Memories" was rendered with a true bd
good colonial government?
Pending problems: (a) Natural prob-
preciation of its
The singers were
Miss Eleanor Ray-