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THE GlhfllLIHIOWEE ECHO
Official Organ of the Tennessee
Federation Women's Clubs.
Published Every Saturday at Knoxville, Tenn.
Mrs. W. C. Tatom, Editor.
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KNOXVILLE, MAY 12, 1900.
Knoxville has as its honored guests
Admiral Dewey and admirable Mrs.
After much deliberation a birth
place has finally been selected for
Admiral Dewey should shun politics.
Whatever may happen to him his past
" is secure, but if he goes into politics he
will encounter enemies more to be
dreaded than those he overcame in
The Financial Reporter's "Special
Edition" which will appear some time
during this month will be enlarged
and illustrated and will be one of the
most complete representative produc
tions of commercial enterprise ever
published in the interests of Knoxville
and the Middle South. Merchants who
have not already done so, should secure
advertising space early to secure best
The Echo having been made the
official organ of the State Federation, a
copy of this issue is sent to the presi
dents and corresponding secretaries of
all clubs. Their hearty co-operation is
most earnestly solicited to the end
that the members of the clubs may
lend us their aid in making the club
department of vital and practical use
in the carrying on of the good work
for which the various clubs of the
state have been organized, and in
bringing the members of the clubs into
closer sympathy, thus conducing to
mutual helpfulness along all lines.
Time, labor and patience are requir
ed to establish a paper. It can not be
created in a day. It can not bloom into
a full-grown journal in a month. It
must build slowly unless it has great
weal oh behind it. Metropolitan papers
are not published.: in small towns, nor
are magazines published in the country.
The Echo has passed the first half year
of its existence. It has grown slowly
but steadily in circulation, though not
in advertising. It has the very best
class of readers in Knoxville, in Chatta
nooga, in Nashville, in Memphis, in
surrounding towns, in Tennessee and
out of it. It is not a large paper. It
can not be otherwise in the beginning
and circumstances, but it should grow,
and will grow with age and increased
patronage. It is the official organ of
the Federation of Women's Clubs in
Tennessee, and will reach every club in
the State. With the co-operation of
these it can be made a valuable medium
of communication, and a true represen
tative of club interests and woman's
work. It is the only paper of its kind
in the State.
One of the effects of the increase of
the organizations among women, of the
formation of state, national, and inter
national societies) is the conviction that
has been forced upon the conservative
woman that knowledge of parliamen
tary law is an absolute necessity to the
right conduct of business in the affairs
of every organized body. Even the
woman of the most sluggish brain be
gins to perceive that she still remains a
female though she has learned the dif
ference between a question of privilege
and a question of order. Women are
gradually awaking from that ignorance
which was blissful because it was so
dense that no ray of light could pene
trate it to show them themselves as
others saw them. As women become
more and more developed intellectually
the greater their desire for knowledge
and the more critical they become as to
their deficiencies. The intricacies of
parliamentary law begin now to reveal
themselves to our women of intelll
gence and they are no longer satisfied
with a littb learning in this field. It
is proposed therefore to devote a limit
ed space of The (Jhilhowee Echo to
queries which may be made in regard
to parliamentary questions which may
arise from time to time in the transac
tion of club business. If members will
send the queries from week to week as
the questions may be brought forward
in their clubs it will no doubt prove
both interesting and instructive.
1. Is it disrespectful to a president to
use a postal card in making an official
i 2. Should a communication to the
president be always sent through the
medium of the corresponding secretary?
3. Should members desire a call meet
ing to whom should the communication
be addressed? j
The last regular business session of
Ossoli Circle for the season of 1899 1900
was held in the club room at 7 :30 p. m.
The election of delegate to the Bien
nial to Milwaukee resulted in favor of
Mrs. John H. Frazee, with Mrs. A. P.
White as alternate. Mrs. Pitman was
elected alternate to the president.
By motion Ossoli Circle placed her
self upon record as heartily endorsing
the early closing of the rttail stores
Friday afternoon in June, July and
The literary hour wad in the depart
ment of history Paris of which Mrs.
Perkins is chairman. After a few words
of welcome by the president to the
large audience present the assignments
of the evening were taken up by Mrs.
Perkins and Mrs. J. M. Greer. The
subjects "A Morning Ride," "An After
noon Walk," were profusely illustrated
by means of the stereoptican and the
noted historical spots, of interest to
all, with many of the beautiful scenes
in and around the city were vividly
Thursday afternoon the Daughters of
the Revolution held their regular meet
ing at the residence of Mrs. Adrian
Terry, Church street. The subject for
consideration was the purchase and
placing of a boulder marking the birth
place of Admiral Farragut, the cere
monies to be conducted by Admiral
Dewey. After the election of officers
the meeting adjourned for the summer.
M rs. Perkins received the first nomi
nation for Regent, which she promptly
declined, after which Miss Temple was
elected by a vote of twenty-four to five.
The new officers are: Miss Mary Tem
ple, Regent; Mrs. Johnathan Tipton,
Vice Regent; Mrs. George McTeer,
Registrar; Miss Pauline Woodruff, Sec
retary; Mrs. A. S. Birdsong, Treasurer,
and Miss Helen Turner, Historian.
We are sure the members of the Ten
nessee Federation will be interested in
what club women in sister states are
doing, and each week we will try and
give a brief account of tne work of dif
At the recent meeting of the Alabama
Federation the following ladies, who
represent the highest and best types of
southern womanhood, were elected offi
cers for the ensuing year.
President, Mrs. John London, of Bir
mingham; First Vice President, Mrs. J.
D. Wyker, New Decatur; Second Vice
President, Mrs. Chappell Cory, Mont
gomery; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs..
J. "F. Graham, Birmingham; Recording
Secretary, Mrs. W. F. Johnston, Annis
ton: Treasurer, Mrs. Walter Gulley,
Tuscaloosa. The social side of the con
vention was a magnificent success. The
reception to the delegates, by the Bir
mingham Woman's Club, on Wednes
day afternoon was one of the most elab
orate and brilliant in the social history
of Alabama. The concert by the. Treble
Clef, the reception at Mrs. R. H. Pear
son's, and the luncheon at the Country
Club were all complete, delightful and
perfect in their way.
A brilliant state convention has just
been held in Charleston, S. C. Repre
sentatives from thirty-one clubs were
present and the sessions were both
pleasant and profitable. The list of
officers is an eminently satisfactory one
and gives assurance that the affairs of
the Federation will be wisely adminis
tered. Miss Louisa B. Poppenheim,
President: First Vice President, Mrs.
A. E. Smith, of the Perihelion Club, of
Rock Hill; Second Vice President, Mrs,
A. H. Jeter, of the Every Tuesday
Club, of Union; Recording Secretary,
Mrs. John G. White, of the Up-to-Date
Club, of Chester; Corresponding Secre
tary, Mrs. L. J. Blake, of the Library
Association, of Spartanburg; Treasurer,
Mrs. Mary P. Gridley, of the Thursday
Club, of Greenville; Auditor, Mrs. C. C.
Featherstone, of the Wednesday Club,
(Sdis to IParnSo
Mrs. Martha S. Gielow has been ap
pointed by Gov. Johnston to represent
Alabama at the Paris Exposition and
she will go over some time in June in
Miss Martha Young's party. For sev
eral years Mrs. Gielow has been giving
lectures before the boards of education
in New York and Brooklyn on cotton
culture and the industries of the south
and has several hundred handsome
slides, from which she shows magnifi
cent stereopticon views of the most
prominent industries and places of Ala
bama and the south, and she will add
to this already fine collection and in a
place arranged for her in the exposi
tion, show them, and no doubt be the
means of drawing much interest to
Alabama and the South, fio:n France
and abroad, as she has already done
from the North. In the Berkley Ly
ceum, in Brooklyn where sometimes
her audience is nearly three thousand
she has hundreds of inquiries in regard
to pictures of interest she shows; and
her lecture on Colonial Virginia and
the beautiful Luray caverns have been
the means of hundreds of tourists coine
there. This wonderful little woman,
whose success in all she has under
taken has been so phenominal, cannot
be too highly commended. Greensboro
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It is the best and
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It will not blacken
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