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<#%> ii of Hutte The club year Is rapidly drawing to a close and the members are all regretting that fact. The West Side Shakespeare club will hold its final meeting on May 28th, the Woman's club on May 29th, the Atlas club on May 31st and the Homer club will close on May 27th. The Ethical Culture, Saturday and Monday night clubs will continue. All the clubs will close with an open session to which their husbands will be bidden. The programme committees are all working hard already on the calen dar for next year. The clubs of Butte need not think they have a monopoly on troublous elections. Feeling ran so high in the Woman's club in Chicago preceding the election last Saturday that the papers published columns and columns of interviews and surmises. Mrs. Ottow Matz and Mrs. Robert £!. Farson were the presidential candidates and in addition to the most damaging stories alloat, anonymous let ters were circulated regarding the latter. She turned the matter over to the cluo and they took the matter up but all their efforts to ferret out the offender failed. The Woman's club of Chicago Is a very influential club, the largest m Chicago and on several elections there were rumors of ballot stuffing. A long time ago when the Chicago's Woman's club was in its infancy and they were un sophisticated a member came in on elec tion day with a common ordinary band box in lire hand. In one side a small slit had been cut. , "What is that for?" asked a woman Who is today a candidate for president. "Why, that's for the ballots, of course." f»pl'/tr the green member. "We are jrot going to use anything of the kind," exclaimed the shrewd one. "I've sent over to the Union League club and borrowed a good strong wood en one that locks." The bandbox woman declares that for a long time she wondered why the lock was necessary. It is a good while now since she stopped wondering. THE WOMAN'S CLUB. The most enjoyable session of the year Was held by the Woman's club Wednes day afternoon. There had been rumors of surprises, the music department hav ing charge of the programme for the day The calendar said "May Day Fes tival,'' and that might mean a Queen of May, a May pole, or just a festival of May songs. So there was a goodly at tendance, and all assembled early, all in their spring attire. Pretty gowns and picture hats were very much in evi dence. The regular business programme was first disposed of. A meeting of the ex ecutive board was announced for next Monday at the residence of Mrs. A. H. Wethey, 834 West Granite, at 2 o'clock sharp. Tickets for the art exhibit were given out to members to sell. The an nouncement that Mrs. H. J. Robinson was too ill to give her musical number v.a received with regret. Miss Marga ret Trask filled in that number, and later Miss Skelley gave a piano solo and an encore. It was unanimously decided that tne club would in every way pos sible aid and abet all efforts made to entertain the ladies of the presidential party. Mrs. Cora Copenharve, as chairman of the music department, presided. The ..paper of the afternoon was read by Mrs. Copenharve: "Johannes Brahms— His Relation to the Music of the Future." She commenced by saying that with his death passed the last of the immortals. She told of the certain laws of art he laid down and followed. She npoke of his lack of clearness, his complicated rhythm and general indirectness, his leaving nothing to the imagination, to which so many artists objected. She spoke of the way Wagner and Brahms were compared: that Wagner's music and Brahms differed in every es sential. Wagner is theatrical, while Brahms i3 anything but that, and above all. he is a German. A chilly friend at first, yet artists learn to love him in the end. "He feels with his head and thinks with his heart," one critic said. The reason his music is not oftener played, Mrs. Copenharve thought, was because It affords no room for display. The best preparation for Brahms she thought, was a course of Bach. Mrs. Copenharve read extracts from George Hanschell's experiences with Brahms. One young singer told Brahms he could not reach cer tain notes, and asked him If It were ever permissabie for a singer to change a note. Brahms told him yes, If the accentation did not suffer. And Brahms also said there was no fame, no results, without hard work. She de scribed the ebony box given to Brahms, with a silver laurel wreath on il, and on each leaf of the wreath the title of cne o£ his works in curious juxtaposi tion. Once Brahms said he was sorry he bad not married. "I ought to have a boy of ten by now," he said. "But When I was young I had not the incli nation, and now it is too hrte." Mrs. Copenharve closed with a dfJi: tuition of his works, and their respecliCê quali ties and values. The paper and its subject was dis cussed. One member said that Brahms* lack of clearness was at once a charm and cause for criticism. For that rea son, many thought Brahms' music would be the music of the future. At first, like the school of impressionists in art. h!s work was almost ridiculed, but as y?a>-s passed it was more and more ap preciated. Just as we have had a Wag nerian period in music, so we would have a Brahms period. Another spoke of his friendship for Schumann and Madame Schumann, and told of Schumann's pre dictions for Brahms' future. Other facts brought out was that it was said that it would be 100 years before he was taken at his true worth. He was spoken of as a second Mozart. His excitable method of playing was described. One member heard his music played in Switzerland in the 70's, where it was said, "Brahms is the coming poet of music." The programme was ended by the singing of a charming Brahms' lullaby by Mesdames Hobbs, Paine, Majors, Price, Kelley, Fulton, McIntyre and Miss Pettibone. Then the members of the music de partment left the room, and everyone knew something was going to happen. Every member of the department ihad lovely clusters of flowers in the hair and a corsage bouquet, while on the presi dent s desk was a network of smilax with bright blossoms scatttered through, and two magnificent bouquets. In one corner of the room was a large table similarly decorated, and holding an im mense cut glass punch bowl filled with lemonade. Mrs. Donnelly arose and made a prettty littie speech about the joys of May Day in other places. She ended with speaking of the delightful May baskets, and how disappointed she al ways was if she did not get a good tnany. She spoke of the bowers the boys used to erect, and said that while the department could not provide bowers "No How," they had done the best they could to make everyone happy, and make them remember that May Day and flowers were synonymous. Then the door opened and in marched the music department, laden with floral beauty, cunning little baskets made of dainty-hued crepe with handles, and filled with such pretty flowers nestlir in beds of smilax. Every member and every guest of the club received one, and the whole room looked just like May Day, the brightness of the faces match ing the brightness of the flowers. Then it was announced that to one man, one to whom the club had often been indebted, was all this happiness due—Mr. Wharton. And if he could have beard the hearty vote of thanks ring out, he would have felt amply re paid for his generous donation. A vote of thanks was also given to the depart ment. Then everyone ate cakes and drank lemonade, and had a real social session. ETHICAL CULTURE CLUB. The Ethical culture club devoted the entire session Tuesday night to the di& cussion of "character." Many opinions were given and the discussion proved exceedingly profitable to all present. One member came with a Century dic tionary upder her arm to show that the word character was derived from the Greek word caret, meaning mark; so it must be a distinguishing mark or char acteristic. Another said that soul was character, another that it was an ideal in the mind of the individual, while some contended that It was an accumulation of actions Independent of the soul, and one member thought it was Inherited from parents and ancestors. Many of the great ones of the world were quoted, among them Dryden, who said: "A character, or that which distinguishes one man from all others, cannot be sup posed to consist of one particular virtue, or vice, or passion only, but it Is a com position of qualities which are not con trary to one another in the same per son." F. H. Green, a writer on ethics, says: "A character is only formed through a man's conscious presentation to himself of objects as his good, as that in which his self-satisfaction la found." MBS. J3AN I. INGHAM. , Then Emerson was quoted as defining character as reserve force." The largest part of their power was talent. This is that which we call character, a reserve force which acts directly bv presence, and without means. The rea son why we feel one man's presence, and do not feel another's Is as simple as gravity. Truth is the summit of being. Justice Is the application of it to affairs. All individual natures stand in a scale according to the purity of this element in them. The. will of the pure runs down from them into other natures, as water runs down from a higher into a lower vessel. Character is moral order seen through the medium of an individual nature. Time and space, liberty and ne cessity, truth and thought, are left at large no longer. All things exist in the man tinged with the manner of his soul. With what quality is in him, he infuses all nature that he can reach; he ani mates all he can and sees only what he animates." Still another celebrity quoted waa Anna Besant, who, in an es say on " Building of Characters," en deavors to prove ehanmter as something to be builded by the Tndividual, alone, and not dependent on heredity. He says: "The first thing perhaps that will strike us. In this building of character is its exceedingly deliberate nature. A de h berate Laiiiding which begina with the "f. t . er i® 1 already at hand, which begins with the character as It is recognized to exist, which looks, as we shall see, quietly at all its strength and at all its weaknesses, and sets to work to im prove the one and remedy the other. The man tht will carry everything on which he makes; that if he finds a d fo, C f. nCy and only P art, y Alls it up. still it is filled up to that extent, that part of the work is done;that if he makes for himself a power that power is his forever, a part of the Individual, not again ever to be separated from him." The following apt lines were read from one of the poets: "Builders of men are we as We stand. With our lives uncarved before us Waiting the hour, when at God's com mand Our life dream passes o'er us. If we carve it then in the yielding stone With many a sharp incision, Its Heavenly beauty shall be our own. Our lives an Angel's vision." The club members are requested to meet at 7:30 p. m. hereafter. THE WEST SIDE SHAKESPEARE CLUB. The West Side Shakespeare club met with Mrs. Georgie Nuckols on Tuesday evening, and enjoyed a "Poet Night," Phoebe and Alice Carey. The feature of the evening was the reading of a paper by Mrs. Mary A. Gannon of Dil lon on Ophelia, a very clever paper. Mrs. B. Winifred Dickson, president of the West Side Shakespeare club, was chosen to send the paper to the Dillon club, her subject being "Hamlet." The paper on Tuesday night was by Mrs. Charlotte Gossman on the two Carey sisters, and she gave a most in teresting sketch of their lives and w r ork. Mrs. Georgie Nuckolls recited the "Order for a picture." Mrs. F. A. Gilbert read the poem, "Two Chums." Mrs. Alice Cutting read a selection, and the club sang "One Sweeetly Solemn Thought." The club will meet with the president. Mrs. Dickinson, at 903 West Copper street, on Monday evening, instead of Tuesday of next week. The art exhibit opens on Tuesday night, and the club members desire to attend that and help in the good work. THE ATLAS CLUB. The Atlas club met Thursday after noon with the usual attendance. The usual current events discussion was en joyed. The roll call was popular songs of today. Mrs. M. Slater read a most in teresting paper on the life of Gottschalk. The club will be entertained next Tues day by Mrs. H. R. Ricker, 420 South Jackson. The hostess to be is planning some novel surprises and the members will have to put on their thinking caps in earnest for it is some kind of a guessing game. Mrs. Ricker will read a paper and there will be a "short pro gramme" given. CLUB CALENDAR FOR NEXT WEEK. The members of the Woman's club will enjoy Reciprocity Day at the club, when papers from other clubs will be read. Mrs. H. V. Winchell was to have given a vocal solo, but as she is in Cali fornia, some member will substitute for her. There will be the usual current topics discussion, this time on miscel laneous events. The Atlas club will be entertained by Mrs. H. R. Ricker at her home on Jack son street. There will be a current events discussion and a paper by Mrs. Ricker on the music of Gotttschalk. Thèd roll call and other features will probably be dispensed with, as the hostess has provided social features. The West Side Shakespeare club will meet with Mrs. D. A. Dickson, club president, 903 West Copper streeet. They will read act IV. of Hamlet, and Mes.' Alice Stevens will read a paper on "The Origin and Value of the Drama." The paper will be discussed afterward. The Homer club will hear a paper by Mrs. D. J. Hennessy on "Young Ger many, and Socialism in Germany." Mrs. T'. E. Shaw will read a paper on "Joa chim Reichert." Miss Busch will also have a paper on "System of German Apprenticeship" a week from next Mon day. BUTTE CLUB FEDERATION. A meeting of Butte Federation of City club will be held next Monday morn ing at 10:30 in the Armory in the Auditorium. Business of importance wil1 discussed among other things the naming of women to serve on the Presidential reception committee. SATURDAY NIGHT CLUB. The Saturday Night club held no ses sion this "week. The members will meet with Mrs. W. J. Christie this evening and an interesting programme is prom ised. The Affair of The Week. The event of the week will be the Art Exhibit for the benefit of the public schools. All the club women are inter ested, and many ladies not members of the club are lending their aid to make the affair a social and financial suc cess. MBS. JOHN J. McHATTON. The Armory is first of ail being made clean and then, by the aid of pictures and draperies, a thing of beauty and a joy for—a week—for the exhibit opens Tuesday, May 7th at 2 o'clock p. m. and will he open afternoons and evenings unitl, and including Saturday, May 11th. The financial committee is happy over the opening sale of tickets. This is, es pecial. y encouraging to the ladies as they are relying mainly upon the sale of tick ets for funds. The returns will be ma terially increased by the revenue from the sale of refreshments, i The ladies have decided not to solicit jany one attending to purchase pictures, but should any one desire to do so either fyr themselves or for presentation to the Schools, or any particular school in wllich (they may feel a special interest, orders Will be received, but such orders, will be ■entirely voluntary upon the part of the ■purchaser. , The entertainment committee has pro vided the following programme for the levelling sessions, which will add another ■element of pleasure and beauty to the bnany other attractions: Tuesday evening: Two numbers from Silver Bow Glee Club. Piano solo, vocal solo. Wednesday evening: Piano duet, male quartette, vocal solo, Miss Scott; man dolin and guitar duet. Thursday evening: Musical selection by the high school orchestra, vocal solo, Mr. Kitto; violin solo, Miss Whiting; vocal f)Olo, Mrs. McFarland. Friday evening: Piano and violin duet, piano solo, Madam Sachs; violin solo. Prof Hebaus. Saturday evening: Male quartette, se lected music, vocal solo. In the evening small children will not he admitted unless accompanied by adults. Arrangerhents have been made for the children to come during the day, and it Is, hoped that they will take advantage of the opportunity. To add to the interest of the children, and to incite them to an intelligent and careful examination of the expihit, the Art committee has decided upon a prize essay contest for the pupils of the public schools, the essay to be written upon Art subjects which will call for an expression of the results, of the child's own investigation of pictures and statu ai;'. The composition contest committee has formulated the following rul=s to gov ern the writing of essays by the pupils. The ladies of the Art Exhibit have d a - cid' d to offer a series of prizes, one each ■for the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh ■and eighth grades, and one for the high school. The same to lie contested for by tli pupils, of the different grades. The prizes shall be given for the best essay in each grade and the high school on either of the following subpects: 1. "My favorite picture and why I like it." 2. "If I were an artist, what kind of a pit ture would I paint, and why?' The contest will be governed by the following rules: 1. Any pupil or number of pupils from the above mentioned grades may enter the contest. 2 . All essays must be written without the assistance of parents, teachers or friends. 3. For all grades below the sixth, th» essays must contain not fewer than 200, nor more than 600 words: above the fifth land below the high school, not fewer -than 400, nor more than 800; high school students will be expected to write from 500 to 1.000 words. 3. For all grades below the sixtth, the essays must contain not fewer than 200 nor more than 600 words; above the fifth and below thé high school, not fewer than 400, nor more than 800, high school students will be expected to write from 500 to 1,000 words. 4. All essays must be written in ink and on one side of the paper only. The paper must be that in the No. 2 tablet. 5. When a pupil lias completed his essay, he will fold it into three folds and place it, unsigned, in a long en velope. He must also put into this envelope a small sealed envelope containing his name, school and grade. He shall then seal the large envelope and hand it to the principal of his building. The principal will leave the essays at the office of the city superintendent of schools, where the composition commit tee will take charge of them. 6. All esssays must be handed in not later than May 17. 7. The winners of the several prizes shall have the honor of selecting for their respective rooms a beautifully framed picture, which shall be suita bly inscribed with the name of the suc cessful contestant. The picture shall become the permanent property of the grade and room to which the pupil win ning the prize belongs. SOME NEW CARRIAGE GOWNS FROM PARIS. Special to the Inter Mountain, Paris, May 4.—The later exhibits of spring gowns shows bow inclusive the term "carriage gorn" grows. At a re cent impressive exhibition of carriage gowns the models were grouped in several distinct classes. There were au tomobile gowns, trig and sveit, built of the paler shades of light cloth; all of them boasting an unmistakable tailor finish. Victoria toilettes so elaborate as to beggar description, tulle, mousseline de soie, gauze, all brought to bear In establishing the frou frou effect that is tl eirs in its greatest petfectlon. Between these extremes there were "lunabout" models; all of them jaunty gowns with a tailor finish, and yet they veered away mightily from anything like severity. To this category belonged a smart little gown of castor canvas, with the skirt alidost eclipsed by gradu ating bonds of stitched taffeta in the same shade. The jacket was a flaring taffeta Eton heavily corded and trimmed *r\ *> m A Carriage cape of mauve silk, worked in gilt designs, and trimmed with slen der trellis of narrow black velvet ribbon. with lappels and cuffs of suede in a deeper shade of castor. These, to gether with the narrow suede belt, were embroidered heavily in steel. Any one of the delicious Victoria toi lettes might serve as an inspiration for a lengthy article. The approved toi lette includes so many fetching acces sories, beginning at the crowning orna ment. the parasol. They are more gor geous this summer than ever before. The picture hats worn with Victoria toilettes are deserving of the same praise. Mittens, the new feature of these toilettes quite took one's breath away when the innovation was heralded but now one is safe in propresying a brilliant future for these dainty lace mitts. Now that the elbow sleeve is such an especial feature they fill a much felt need. When the shade of the gown is decided on then one may turn her attention to foot wear. Many women are having their carriage shoes made of corded silk that matches exactly the prevailing color of their gowns. Black panne velvet ties find much favor, too, this season. Silver is as popular this summer as was gold through the winter months. It shimmers on so much of the new gauze ribbon. Threads of it traverse most of the gauzy stuffs that the mo distes employ. It is woven into silk stockings and in fact is repeated on all the accessories and trinkets dear to feminine hearts. One of the stage favorites whose af ternoon dirve is an event in the modish world has a gorgeous carriage gown made all of silver gauze. The skirt has a long tunic made with a decided dip at the front and back. It is ornamented with medallions of white gouze, painted delicately in Dresden patterns, and joined with narrow black velvet rib bons. Below this there is a broad frill of white gauze, ornamented with ruches of the same. The corsage is a blouse of the tucked white gauze with a high draped silver gauze corslet. Above this there rise motifs of the band painted gauze, that are joined by narrow black velvet rib bons drawn through small strass buck les. The close fitting silver gauze sleeves are finished with short frills of white gauze, mounted by straps of black velvet ribbon. The velvet ribbon crosses the high tucked gauze collar, and is fastened at each crossing with tiny strass buckles. A great many of the carriage gowns are built on long flowing lines. The most successful among them are a sort of compromise between Princess and Empire. A "white and black" model be longing to this category was made of a light quality of cream silk poplin. It was trimmed for its entire length with inlets of narrow black silk guipure, res cribing undulating lines. The upper part was ornamented with bands of black panne velvet ribbon crossed over a yoke of gathered white chiffon with panne polka dots. These were carried up to the shoulders, where they were held with round strass buckles. The close fitting sleeves had a puff of the dotted chiffon at the elbow. Above this the in lets of guipure ran in vertical lines, be low it they encircled the eleeve. Inlets of guipure trimmed the high straight collar. Cretonne appliques prove a delightful trimming for gauzy summer gowns, an item that surprises a great many peo ple who have never seen the experiment tried. When its great success as a trimming for cloth was established this winter women, fearful of its being "run in the ground," used it only sparingly. They have learned now that it only be come effective in the hands of a master workman, so much depends on the ar rangement of cretonne motifs, the choice of colors and the intricate darning over the surface that is done with tiny threads of gold or silver. A gown of the palest gray open mesh silk canvas owed much to its charm to its rich cretonne ornamentation. The skirt was made with five broat box plaits, stitched flat for a short distance over the hips. The spaces between were trimmed with a border of the cretonne and large pale yellow roses darned with silver threads. A cross stitch of heavy gray silk floss and silver threads banded the roses. This cross stitch was repeat ed three times at the top of the skirt. The corsage of the canvas was scai hped at the front where it opened over a broad vest of heavy Flemish lace. Between the lace and canvas there was inserted a trimming of silver gauze laid in plaits. A single yellow cretonne rose was ap pliqued on each scallop and closely darned with silver threads. The close filling sleeves the canvas flared at the bottom, where they were scalloped and trimmed with appliques of cretonne. It showed a full puff and narrow cuff of Flemish lace beneath the flare. The parasol design for this gowJf was a pale yellow silk gauze affair literally eclipsed by yellow chiffon rose petas, spangled with strass. Thf white handle was sheathed in crystal beads. These dainty petal parasols are bound to ap ical to feminine tastes, especially those made of orchid petals in all their deli cate varying shades of mauve. The Victoria toilettes all attest the wonderful popularity of flower trim ming. They are used quite lavishly on parasols, more lavishly on picture hats, while not a few of the gauze gowns are made rich with blossom borders appli qued flat. NINA GOODWIN. In bis opening officer at the tw< of the Physical the other day in Sargent of Harv that "lawn tennh done more to win clothing than all turing and writin from all sections ed the idea address as presiding "Ifth annual conference Culture association New York Dr. Dudley ard declared his belief golf and cycling have women away from tight the past century"s lee g." About 150 delegattes of the country applaud Mitfh to the surprise of the French chaffeurs, the annual automobile race meeting hel l at Nice unler the auspices of the Automobile CClub de France re sulted in an almost uninterrupted series of triumphs for the Germans. After tha tournament the infuriated and heart broken Frenchmen proposed another series of races, but the Germans wisely concluded to rest on their laurels. ORDER OF HERMAN SONS. All members are requested to attend regular meeting next Friday, May 3d. at Elks hall, 8 p. m., sharp. Grand president of the order will be in attendance. Sister lodges invited. L- WOLPERT, See. HENRY RECKSICK. Pres. Kemmerer eoa! holds a good, hot fir« a l night. It makes no clinhers and very little ash. You might as well have tha j best. It costs no more than inferior j grades. Citizens' Coal Co.. No. 4 Kaot Broadway. The Hotel and Boarding Ho ist asso ciation x'.ee: every Wednesday evening at 343 E&Si Park street, at 8:30. J. P, Tobin, secretary and treasurer Clarence hotel.