ennial to be held in Lob Angeles are
Mrs. Mattbeweon or Wakefield, Mrs.
Gross of Fairb.ury, Mrs. Bushnell of
Lincoln, Mrs. Stoutenborough of Platte
moutb, Mrs. Pile of Wayne, Mrs. Lang
worthy of Seward, Mrs. Draper Smith
of Omaha, Mrs. Durland of Norfolk.
Alternates, Mrs. Monnett of Central
City, Mrs. Fuller of Wayne, Mrs. Gault
or Omaha, Miss McCarn of Fremont,
Mrs. F. E. Labr of Lincoln, Mrs. Norric
of North Bend, Mrs. Page of Syracuse,
Mrs. Bressler of Wayne.
An invitation from Columbus to hold
the next meeting there was referred to
the executive committee.
Two proposed amendments to the
constitution were passed; the first, relat
ing to the nominating committee, com
posed of the presidents of the clubs,
passed without discussion; but the sec
ond, relating to club dues which were to
be raised from $2.00 to $3.00 for clubs of
fifty or less, met with some opposition,
October 28 Organization.
November 11 Officers' qualifications,
rights and duties; members' rights and
November 25 Conduct of business.
December 9 Amendments.
January 9 Parliamentary practice.
January 20 Privileged motions.
February 3 Incidental motions.
February 17 Subsidiary motions.
March 3 Miscellaneous motions.
March 17 Committees, committeo re
ports. March 31 Undebatable questions.
April 14 Parliamentary practice.
April 28 Questions requiring more
than a majority vote.
The history department, though not
large, is enthusiastic. The first meet
ing will be held on October 17, and sub
sequent meetings will follow on Thurs
day of each week. With Miss Brackett
as leader, the work has been arranged
under the following outline, and pre-
Ladies' Fine Footwear.
especially from the newly organized and eet8 an interesting example of correla-
few in number clubs, but finally passed
after parliamentary law had sustained
A marked improvement in club re
ports was a noticeable feature of the
federation, these reports being distinctly
heard and interspersed with much wit
The Eocial feature waB not overdone,
and the reception given at the home of
Mrs. Bressler would have done honor to
any occasion. The guests were received
by Mr. and Mrs. Bressler, Mies Evans,
Mrs. Peattie, the state officers and the
Wayne club presidents. Mibb Evans,
who appeared on the program Tuesday
evening, was cordially received and
made many friends in Nebraska.
Mrs. Peattie received a royal welcome
from old friends and new.
Most excellent music was heard dur
ing the meetings. Otto Vogetof Wayne,
a young violinist of great promise, was
beard Tuesday afternoon. Mies Blake
of Omaha, a most skillful performer on
that rare instrument, the harp, delight
ed her hearers on Wednesday. Mrs.
Will Owen Jones of Lincoln furnished
the music for Thursday, and the audi
ence showed its appreciation of hearing
this talented pianist by many recalls, to
which she responded with a graciousnees
that was very pleasing.
The large attendance at the opening
meeting of the Lincoln Woman's club
last Monday afternoon gives promise of
unlimited enthusiasm pnd interest in
the work of tbe coming year.
While dispensing with a formal presi
dent's address, Mre. Bushnell thanked
the department leaders for their prompt
response to her requests for outlines of
the year's work. Through their cooper
ation the year book is now ready to send
to press. The president announced tbe
Membership Mesdames C. F. Harp
ham, G. F. Fisher, Calen Thompson, F.
E. Labr, J. F. Stevens, J. H. Hurnpe,
R. D. Stearns, E. G. Yates, F. W. Hill,
Reception Mesdamee Milton Scott.
W. A. Poynter, Grant Watkins, I. L.
Lyman, H. K. Burkett,
Ushers Mesdames J. F. Stevens, W.
M. Weidman, S. Weasel and Mies Mar
Doorkeepers Mrs F. M.Tyrrell aud
Mre. W. G. Roberts.
, Social Mrs. F. M. Hall, chairman.
A brief outline of the work of each
department was given by the leader or
some other member.
The conspicuous blunders often made
and time wasted in important meetings
by a lack or knowledge of parliamentary
law induced the decision to devote fif
teen minutes at each open meeting to
this subject, under the able leadership
of Mre. Eli Plummer. Following are
the dates and topics for discussion in
,ion, embracing as it does points in civil
government and political economy:
American History Division.
1. Organization of the Government.
a. Elections, b. Organization of
congress, c. Organization of ex
ecutive department (including
cabinet). 2. d. The judiciary.
e. Hamilton and the financial
system (Dodge's Hamilton). .
The rise of parties;
II. Foreign relations and Internal
Disturbance. 3. a. Relations
with France, b. Relations with
England to 179b. c. The whiskey
III. Adams' Administration. 4. a.
Adams and his enemies. Com
parisons with Washington, b.
The x y z episode. 5. c. Alien
and Sedition Laws, d Virginia
and Kentucky resolutions, e.
Causes of the fall of the Feder
alists. . Election of 1800.
IV. The Republican Party iu Power.
6. a. Jefferson and his princi
ples, b. Jefferson's work in
Virginia aud as President c An
nexation of Louisiana, d. Later
history of expansion Boundary
questions. Florida. Oregon ques
tion. V. RiBiug Trade Difficulties. 8.
a. French and English aggres
sions; 17931803. b. War be
tween England and France.
British "Orders in Council" and
Napoleon's Decrees, c. Jeffer
son's policy toward England
and France, d. Congressional
action Embargo Act. Non
VI. War of 1812. 9. a. Rise of war
spirit. Steps to declaration of
war. b. The campaigns, c. The
VII. 11. Financial and Industrial His
VIII. Internal Improvements. 12. a. Un
der Federalists, b. Under the re
publicans, e. 1815-1829.
IX. Slavery. 13. a. Early feeling
toward slavery. 1776-1808. 6.
History of the Missouri Com
promise. 1. Change of feeling
toward slavery. Political effect
of admission of Missouri. Fir3t
controversy, 18181819. 14. 2.
Second controversy, 1819-1820;
Maine and Missouri. 3. Third
controversy; Clay's Compromise,
X. Disintegration of Parties, a. Par
ties in Monroe's administration.
b. Election of 1824.
References: Uchouler, Adams, Mc-
Maater, Von Hoist. American States
men Series. Stanwood, History of the
Presidency. Works or Washington, Jef
ferson, Madison, Adams, Hamilton.
In no other department has the inter
est increased so noticeably throughout
the state as in the art department. From
We have iust received the snappiest
'and most stylish line of up-to-date Foot-
iwear we have ever shown, in Patent
Leather, Patent Kid, Vici, Fine Box Calf
land Velour, in close edge and the popular
extension rope-stitch edge in yellow or
' black stitching-.
We are offering- a line of shoes at $3.00, $3.50 and
$4.00 that we think are superior in qualit7, work
manship and style to anything- in the city. We have
made extra efforts in this department this season and
know we can fit you satisfactorily, as we carry all
(styles and widths from A A to E. We have no ap
prentices in this department, We employ only expe
rienced shoe salesmen. We are always pleased to
l show goods in this department.
a study or an abstract subject this wcrk
has become personalized, and is finding
expression in carefully chosen wall pa
pers in the homes, pictures on school
room walls and in the becoming gowns
of the women, no less than in discussions
or the relative advantages of rival art
schools and analyses of the works of tbe
great masters. The rapidly increasing
tendency to give a practical turn to all
study aud investigation is better illus
trated in this than in any other depart
ment. The outline arranged by Miss
Hayden, director of the art department,
has been printed before in The Cour
ier, but is worth reproducing:
1. American Art Schools Art institute,
Chicago; New York league; academy
of fine arts, Philadelphia; school of
2. Process of Reproduction Etching;
chalk plate; half tone; lithography;
monotypes, etc. If possible will have
examples of each process in plates and
3. American Illustrators Examples of
work with reference to the particular
4. Wood Carving and Pyrography Old
German and Swiss carving; famous
work in European cathedrals; pyrog
raphy an old art revived.
5. Pottery and Porcelain Examples
showing different etageb; clay, bisque
and glazed ware. Famous rectories
with mention or their distinctive qual
ities. Work in America.
6. American Women in Art Examples
and characteristics or work. Oppor
tunities for women.
7. Famous Sculptures Ancient and
8. American portrait painters.
9. American mural decorators.
10. Pastel and miniature painting.
11. Decorative designr
12. Reception and closing meeting.
The music department will be in
charge of Miss Nelly Lally, assisted by
Miss Haskell and Mrs. U. F.Fisher.
The work will be conducted according
to the following outline:
1. The growth of music in America.
2. Brass and reed instruments of the
3. Chooin and his works.
4. Ancient Greek scales and their influ
ence upon modern music.
u.French school and its characteristics.
C. The forms of Canon and Fugue.
7. Russian school and its characteristics.
8. Richard Wagner.
9 The sonata form.
10. The works of Beethoven.
11. Magyar folk music.
12. Liszt and his works.
The French division will consistof two
classes this season, one a beginners'
class, the other an advanced class which .
will read selections from the best French
authors, giving considerable time to
verbs and the essential points of syntav.
Much time will also be devoted to
French conversation. Under the direc
tion of Mrs. Pirie, excellent work may
be expected in this department.
After devoting two years to the sub
ject of general English literature, Miss
Towne has decided to specialize this
Beason, and has selected Browning and
one play of Shakepere a9 the subjects
for study. The work will be analytical,
and four or five lectures will be greatly
appreciated by students in this depart
ment. Mre. W. M. Morning, lead r of the
current topics department, presents the
work under the following divisions:
The evolution of the new woman.
1. Social and educational development.
2. What haB the Christian church doo-
3 Woman before the law for two hun
4. Origin and elimination of emotion
alism in woman.
5. Women as writers and authors.
G. Women in the professions.
7. Woman's history as voter and lav -maker.
8. The legal status of woman in
Great interest is manifested in tt
home department, which will meet ne'
Wednesday morning at ten o'clock witi
the leader, Mrs. A. J. Sawyer. At tb.
meeting the members are requested t
bring pencils and paper. The object '
this department is to study the trend '
modern life; to encourage timid women t
take up the economic problems wbid
so imperatively demand solution; '
eliminate evil wherever possible and
encourage good; to build up and not '
tear don;in fact to supplant pessimis'
with a healthful optimism which wi
find its expression in everyday life. Mr-
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