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speaker on the educational program
and I'm a little fearful that he dis
pleased quite a number of ladles by
his personalities. His subject was to
be "Civil Service Reform In Its Re
lation to the School System." He
spared neither republican, democrat
or populist In comparing civil service
reform with the spoils system as prac
ticed by men of all parties.
The music, with the exception of one
number, was Riven by Columbus mu
sicians and was thoroughly enjoyed.
The following officers for the ensuing
ywir are: President, Mrs. Emma Page,
of Syracuse: vice president, Mrs. E. J.
Halner, Aurora; recording secretary.
Miss Minnie Becker, Columbus; cor
responding secretary, Mrs. Miller.
Douglas; secretary of general feder
ation for Nebraska, Mrs. Belle Stout
Mrs. Carrie B. Raymond, chairman of
the program committee of the Matinee
Muslcale. announces the following out
line for programs to be given berore
the holidays Later plans are not suffi
ciently developed to be given out. The
full program for next Monday appears
ir. this column. The first artist recital
will be given about October thirty
first. Following that will be a piano
recital by Mrs. Will Owen Jones, as
sisted by a vocalist.
The next program will consist of se
lections from light operas, and piano
numbers by Miss Emily Perkins. Next
will, be a Strauss program, given by
Miss Hoover, pianist. Mrs. R. A. Holy
oke soprano. Miss Eiche. 'cellist. Miss
FIske. contralto, and a string quartet.
Equally good attractions will be given
later In the season. The artists in the
club will not appear as frequently as
during former years, but will give sev
eral numbers on one program instead.
The Woman's club opened Its season
with a meeting held Monday afternoon
In the basement of the new library
building, which will be the club's home
for the next Ave years. Mrs. F. M.
Hall the new president was in the chair
that Is she would have been, bad
there been enough-chairs to "go round"-
as there were not, she generously
stood during the entire meeting, that
.some one else might sit. The attend
ance at this first meeting was very
large and very enthusiastic, and augurs
well for the year. The department
leaders who were present outlined their
.plans for the year. The current topics
a.nd literature departments are without
leaders, but it is hoped that efficient
ones will soon be secured. The com
mittee appointed to purchase the fur-
niture for the parlors reported that
nearly three hundred dollars had been
spent. The club members are delighted
with the work of this committee. The
parlors are certainly attractive. The
walls are tinted a light yellow which
blends well with the oak woodwork.
The rugs are in a conventional pattern
carried out In green, mingled with
wood browns and yellow. Two large
oak tables have been provided, and a'
number of oak chairs. It Is the pur
pose of the committee to put In a secre
tary provided with writing materials
as soon as possible. Mrs. H. M. Bush
nell gave an Interesting report of the
Los Angeles biennial, Mrs. M. H. Ev
erett reported efficiently the state meet.
Ing held last week at Columbus, and
Mrs. W. A. Poynter gave her Impres
sions of the same meeting. The fol
lowing is the outline of the regular pro
grams for the season's work:
Oct 27. President's reception from 3
to 6 at the home of Mrs. F. M. Hall.
Nov. 10. History department, W. J.
Bryan will lecture" on "Jefferson."
Nov. 24. Home department. Profes
sor Wolfe, speaker.
Dec 8. Art program.
Jan. 1. New Year's reception.
Jan. 5. Discussion of Nebraska art
Jan. 19. Literature.
Feb. 2. Parliamentary debate.
- Feb. 16. Election.
March 2. Current topics.
March 16. City beautiful.
March 30. Muslcale.
April "13. French.
April 27. Physical culture.
The president of the South Carolina
Federation, Mrs. Martha O. Patterson,
of Greenville, suggests to the women
of her state the importance of the study
of current events, both general and po
litical. Such study, according to Mrs.
Patterson, should include "matters of
interest in. the literary, musical and art
worlds, the trend of the popular taste
in books, the work of the great li
braries, and the practicability of in
troducing better methods into our own
small libraries; some study of the com
posers of the present day, and of the
methods of modern art schools in London-Paris
and other art centres, the
causes and results of recent changes
In political geography, etc. If 'the hand
that rocks the cradle rules the world,'
surely every woman should study poli
tics enough to direct the young about
her to the duties of good citizenship."
The following article gives Mrs. W.
A. Poynter's impressions of the feder
ation meeting at Columbus, as read by
her before the Woman's club on Mon
You have all heard of the country boj;
who upon making his first trip to the
city complained that he was unable to
see the city on account of the houses.
So with me, the large number of dele
gates almost prevented my seeing the
convention. The largest number of dele
gates ever enrolled In the history of the
federation was present at Columbus.
Quite a number of new clubs sent dele
gates for the first time, while only a
few which have been represented at
former state federation meetings failed
to send delegates to this one. The ar
rangements made by the Columbus la
dles for the entertainment of the meet
ing were perfect and too much can not
be. said in praise of the kindness and
hospitality of the good people of Co
lumbus. Not only did the people of
Columbus do all in their power for the
MRS. DRAPER SMITH.
The retiring president of the Nebras
ka Federation of Woman's clubs, who
presided at the recent federation con
vention in Columbus.
pleasure and entertainment of the dele
gates, but Dame Nature gave us her
kindliest smile and the weather was-of
the Nebraska October kind at Its best,
which left nothing to be desired in that
direction. Meeting the delegates ar
riving by the late trains Monday night,
with carriages to convey them to the
beautiful homes of those who had
kindly undertaken to entertain, fur
nishing: carriages for drives about the
city every day, their kindness and so--licltude
for our happiness never waned
for a moment, and when we left for
home Friday morning I am sure every
lady was ready to say Columbus ladles
understood the art of entertaining.
The difficulty with which those who
spoke made themselves heard, and the
strain upon the delegates to hear,
seems to me to emphasize the need
of a study of distinct enunciation and
the carrying qualities of the voice. The
speaking to questions, the reading of
reports, the verbal reports of commit
tees, all should be so distinct that every
delegate, could hear easily. This was
not always the case. Many parliamen
tary tangles might have been avoided,
could all that was said have been
heard. As it was,' one could not
help feeling the need of careful study
and preparation in parllmentary prac
tice. I was impressed with the general
courtesy and kindness among the la
dles, though they differed so widely and
decidedly In their opinions of what was
for the Dst interest and advancement
of the federation.
You will be pleased to hear of the
prominence of our own club ladles.
What Mrs. Richardson said on parlia
mentary usage was law. Mrs. Hall's
enthusiasm was contagious. No more
beautiful thought was expressed than
Mrs. Bushnell's eulogy of J. Sterling
Morton. Mrs. Taylor presided over the
civics session with a beautiful dignity
and composure. Mrs. Hlnman's ear
nestness made Itself strongly felt, and
when she spoke all could hear. Miss
Miller was always just where she
should be. She was the entire badge
committee and did her duty so helpfully
we felt she deserved a vote of thanks.
Miss Bullock's report was ful and
complete and Miss Haywood's music
was highly appreciated.
The reports certainly showed effi
ciency and earnest work by our officers
A fine object lesson in art was given
the federation by the committee on art.
A large room In the corner of the
opera house was filled with pictures,
china, fine lace work and many pieces
of pyrography. These were tastefully
arranged by Mrs. F. M. Hall, and Mrs.
Herrick of Columbus. Many pieces of
china were used to illustrate the lec
tures on ceramics.
The ladies showed their appreciation
by filling the room as soon as it was
opened and remaining until after the
business session opened.
The home department is the chief
feature of club work. In fact all de
partments center In the home. One
speaker aptly expressed this thought
by saying "The home Is the unit of the
world,", and the same thought was re
iterated many times by other speakers.
Those interested in household eco
nomics met In the lobby for a general
conference and exchange of ideas and
plans. There seemed to be a general
opinion that practical demonstrations
were of great value. This department
In the Omaha club was conducted on a
plan something similar to ours last
year, but more exhaustive, for they
had books and leaflets and each mem
ber studied the subject. For tired, busy
home makers who can scarcely take
the time to attend, the - suggestive
method, as given by having a paper on
a subject followed by a general discus
sion and exchange of methods seems
to me the better way.
The social hour In the middle of the
afternoon session afforded a fine op
portunity for general acquaintance
and is an improvement on the formal
reception I think. Dantily dressed
young ladies served cool and refresh
ing punch and the chatter of voices
testified to the pleasure of the delegates
in meeting each other and the call to
order required sometimes the third
stroke of the president's gavel before
the business could be resumed. I en
joyed the reports from the different
clubs over the state notwithstanding
there was a quaver In the voice, or a
trembling of the paper in hand, which
showed the timidity of a new speaker.
The work of the coming year is in
competent hands, if the Introduction of
our new officers Is any index. I am
heartily in favor of the federation of
the. clubs and of the annual meeting.
"In union there is strength." Success
is more assured by concerted action.
In club work there should be "a long
pull, a strong pull, and a pull all to
gether." Last evening at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. O. M. Stonebraker. the New Book
Review club gave Its annual banquet.
These banquets are always elaborate,
but this one surpassed any previous ef
fort. Pink and white carnations, the
clubs colors and flowers, mingled with
ferns for the decorations. The dinner
was a progressive one and was served
in nine courses. Six persons were seat
ed at each of the small tables which
were used. A mandolin club furnished
a musical accompaniment for the re
past. The-retiring president. Mrs. O.
M. Stonebraker. was toast mistress and
called for the following responses:
"Toasts." Mrs. F. D. Cornell: "The N.
B. R. C." Mrs. J. H. Stephens "The
Kickers." Mr. T. J. Usher: "Why I
Like Banquets," Miss Anna Howland;
club poem. Mrs. Elias Baker.
The new officers of the club are,
president, Mrs. A. M. Wldener: secretary-treasurer.
Mrs. J. F. Stevens:
vice president. Miss Jennie Erb.
Chapter V of P. E. O.. met last week
for the first time this fall, at the home
ot Mrs. Alabaster In University Place.
The first regular meeting of the
Matinee Muslcale for this season will
be held Monday afternoon In Fratern
ity hall at half after three o'clock. The
secretary and treasurer will be pres
ent at 2:30 to Issue membership tickets.
The following program will be present
A Little Story Steele
Air de Ballet, No. 1, in G, op. 35..
Mrs. Minnie Rothschild-Herzog.
Song ... MacDowell
Thy Beaming Eyes MacDowell
Miss Florence FIske.
(Accompanied by Mrs. Herzog.)
Violin Symphonle Espagnole Lalo
Andante, Allegro non troppo.
Mrs. Ina Ensign-Hagenow.
I Love Thee So.. Reginald De Koven
Caprice Espagnole Moszkowski
Flower Cycle Arthur Foote
Ladies' Quartette Mrs. R. A. Holyoke,
Mrs. Joseph Grainger, Miss Jessie
Lansing, Mrs. E. Lewis Baker.
1. The Trilllums.
2. The Crocus.
3. The Foxglove (Solo, Mrs. Holyoke).
4. The Meadow Rue.
5. The Columbine (Duet, Mrs. Holyoke,
6. The Cardinal.
Miss Lucy Haywood, reader.
Mrs. Carrie B. Raymond, at the piano.
A new club, called the Mnekellceh.
has been formed by a number of
young girls and will hold fortnightly
meetings, principally for pleasure. The
members are Misses Blossom Wilson.-
Ethel Burkett. Nellie Newmark. Kath
ryn Kimball. Lois Fossler. Helen
Mitchell. Mary Stuart. Eleanor Bar-
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