Document: awc001

Athens Woman's Club minutes, 1899-1911


author: Athens Woman's Club (Athens, Ga.)
extent: 1 v.
date: 1899-1911

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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1904 ] The regular monthly meeting of the Club was held in Jan [January], 1904 the President in the chair. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The Treasurer's report showed a balance of $22.12 -- ]

[handwritten text: The report of the Kindergarten was read. Letters in regard to the payment of dues to the general federation were read and the Treasurer instructed to send same. ]

[handwritten text: A letter urging the members to solicit subscribers to the Club Women Magazine was also read ]

[handwritten text: A committee consisting of Mrs. Conway and Miss Hopkins was appointed to report on the following Thursday in regard to a location for a Rest Hall, [added text: and ] rent for same. A committee consisting of Miss Parrish and the Secretary was appointed to interview the merchants, who employ young women clerks, and learn if these clerks are comfortably located in safe boarding homes, if they are strangers in the city, and if in any way they need help or advice -- ]

[handwritten text: Miss Marion Carlton requested that she be given a closet in which to keep the Kindergarten material. The Secretary was directed to ask her to find price of one suited to her needs and report at next meeting. ]

[handwritten text: The President stated that any contributions of cakes or crackers for the members of the Kindergarten would be very acceptable. ]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the meeting adjourned -- ]

[handwritten text: Elizabeth Johnston Watt.
Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[printed text: December 20, 1903.
THE LITTLE FOLKS WERE MADE HAPPY ]

[printed text: Yesterday afternoon at the East Athens Night School the little children of the Kindergarten had a most delightful time at a Christmas tree that had been arranged by the good ladies under whose supervision this splendid work is conducted. Miss Marion Carlton, teacher at the Kindergarten, had arranged a program of exercises that was delightfully rendered by the little tots, and all who attended the exercises were greatly pleased. ]

[printed text: The Kindergarten work is being carried on with much benefit to all the children in that section of the city, and the Athens Woman's Club should receive all the assistance necessary to enable them to keep this work going. ]



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[printed text: CHRISTMAS TREE AT KINDERGARTEN
Interesting Exercises Will Be Held There This Afternoon. ]

[printed text: This afternoon at three o'clock a delightful Christmas tree will be given the little tots of the East Athens Kindergarten, at the Night School building. ]

[printed text: Miss Marion Carlton, the accomplished teacher in charge of the Kindergarten, has arranged an interesting program of exercises for the occasion, and all the friends of the school are cordially invited to be present. ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting was held Feb. [February] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1904 ] the President presiding -- ]

[handwritten text: The Secretary's report was read and received. The meeting then was addressed by Mrs. Roberts on the subject of Japan. At the close of the address an informal discussion was held in regard to the Rest Hall; no action was taken. ]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the meeting adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt Sec. [Secretary] ]

[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held in March, the President presiding. Owing to the absence of the Secretary, the minutes were omitted. The meeting was addressed by Mrs. Hoskins of Canada on "Physiology". ]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the meeting adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt.
Sec. [Secretary] ]

[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The Athens Woman's Club met Apr. [April] 10 [added text (appears to be different ink and hand):, 1904 ] the president presiding. The delegates to the St. Louis Biennial -- Miss Hopkins and Mrs. B. Phinizy were elected. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb gave the details of a "Sample Party" she proposed giving for the benefit of the Free Kindergarten and Georgia's Rural Schools. She told of the needs of this work and the amount already pledged for the Tallulah Industrial School, that she had secured pledges for nearly $1,000. Plans were developed for the Sample Party. Committees were formed to see local merchants and to have letters written ]



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[handwritten text: The club was then address [addressed] by Miss Parrish of the State Normal School on "Child Psychology" ]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the meeting adjourned -- ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt, Sec. [Secretary] ]

[View the meeting summary] [View Progressive Era events from this month]

[handwritten text: A called meeting of the Athens Women's Club was held May 3 [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1904 ], the President presiding. Reports were given by different members of the club as to the letters written for the "Sample Party" -- ]

[handwritten text: Printed copies of letters were distributed that more letters might be immediately sent. Mrs. Lipscomb reported a cut glass bowl and a sewing machine as the first responses. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. E. T. Brown, a charter member, talked informally of club life and work and especially of the Atlanta Woman's Club. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White told of the new club formed in Savannah and its elegant apartments. Mrs. Lipscomb spoke of the Rural School Work and needed funds. The date of Sample Party was arranged -- May 21. ]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the meeting adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt, Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[printed text: THE WOMAN'S CLUB MEETING YESTERDAY
The Great Sample Sale Will Be Held On May 21st.
][handwritten text: [added text: 1904 ] ] ]

[printed text: The Athens Woman's Club held a most interesting session yesterday afternoon. Hundreds of leters [letters] were reported written already for samples, and several hundred more will be sent out by the members within the next few days. ]

[printed text: The club decided on May 21 and 23 as dates for the sale. It is expected that several hundred dollars will be realized for the benefit of the Athens Free Kindergarten and North Georgia Rural Schools. ]

[printed text: Printed copies of the circular letter may be had from Mrs. H. C. White, if members have not already sent their leters [letters]. Mrs. Lipscomb has already received her respnses [responses], a beautiful cut glass bowl in a silver-lined case from Higgins & Leiter, of New York, and a sewing machine from the Spenser Sewing Machine Co. [Company], of Boston. ]

[printed text: The members are urged to ask for anything in the way of samples from a face powder to an automobile. Members are urged to write for other things besides those suggested to them by the committee. ]

[printed text: The club was graced by the presence of one of its charter members, Mrs. E. T. Brown, who told of the work of the Atlanta Woman's Club. Mrs. White gave a splendid account of the Savannah Woman's Club, whose guest she was on the occasion of a recent reception to Ella Wheeler Wilcox. ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held May 14, [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1904 ] 15 members being present. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted. ]

[handwritten text: The teacher of the Kindergarten, Miss Marion Carlton reported the number of scholars enrolled as 39 with an average daily attendance of 25, that contributions had been received from Mrs. A. R. Nicholson, Mrs. C. B. Griffeth, Mr. Weatherford and Mrs. A. Davidson ]

[handwritten text: A donation of dolls for the little girls of the Kindergarten was received from the Silver Cross Circle of The King's Daughters of the Institute. Provision was made by Mrs. Dorsey that the little boys of the school should also be remembered.]

[handwritten text: Arrangements were made for the sale of articles received for the "Sample Party" and committees appointed to take charge of preparing room. for sale, receiving donations &c. [et cetera] ]

[handwritten text: It was reported that Miss Taylor would meet with a Domestic Science section and it was suggested that those desiring to join this new department should hand their names to Mrs. Dorsey. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb stated that through an oversight the Jewish ladies of the city had not been invited to join the Athens Woman's Club. A motion was made and carried that an invitation be extended to them to unite with us. ]

[handwritten text: The election of officers resulted as follows. ]

[handwritten text: Pres. [President] Miss Woodberry. V. Pres. [Vice President] Mrs. Stewart

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Recording Sec [Secretary], Miss Watt. Treasurer, Mrs. Peebles. Corresponding Sec. [Secretary] Mrs. White. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt. ]

[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: A called meeting of the club was held May 19, the President and seven members being present. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer read the following report, ]

May 20 1903 to May 25, 1904
Cash on hand13.68 
Dues collected for 190441.00 
Money collected in various ways33.05 
Contributions during year189.53 
  $277.26
Disbursements  
Expenses of Kindergarten  
Salary of Teacher --  
State Tax & General Fed. [Federation] fee 277.26

[handwritten text: J. B. Peebles--
Treas. [Treasurer] ]

[handwritten text: A report of the Sample Party showed a total of $74.45 as realized which included a cash donation from Miss Rutherford. ]

[handwritten text: The following ladies acted as a committed [committee] on decorations, telephoning, serving and receiving -- Mrs. Peeples, Mrs. Hart. Mrs. Conway, Mrs. Davis, Miss Camak, Mrs. Sanford, Mrs. Pavesich, Mrs. Ed. Dorsey, Mrs. Stewart. ]

[handwritten text: Contributions were received from the following ladies: Mrs. White, Mrs. Sanford, Mrs. Dorsey. Mrs. Hill

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Mrs. Moss. Mrs. J. Arnold, Mrs. Davis. Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Welch, Mrs. Stewart. Mrs. TuckMrs. C. B. Griffeth, Mrs. Stephenson, Mrs. Rhodes. Mrs. Lipscomb, Miss Camak, Mrs. Pavesich, Mrs. Lovejoy, Mrs. Conway, Mrs. Talmadge, Mrs. Hart Mrs. Stovall Mrs. Hoke -- and Messrs. Hinton & Bowden: also Boston Bakery ]

[handwritten text: A motion was made and carried that a vote of thanks be given to Mrs Scudder for the use of the room. ]

[handwritten text: A motion was made and carried that the club send a vote of thanks to the Silver Cross Circle of The King's Daughters for the recent donation to the members of the Kindergarten.]

[handwritten text: A motion was made and carried that the club extend a vote of appreciation of the valuable work done by the retiring President ]

[handwritten text: A motion was made and carried that the sum of 25 be given to Mrs. Lipscomb to be sent towards the support of the Model Schools of Daniellsville [Danielsville] and Floyd County. ]

[handwritten text: A report was received from the Manager of the Base Ball Team of the University that June 7th had been appointed for a game in the interest of the Free Kindergarten ]

[handwritten text: The following were appointed a Kindergarten Committee for the present year -- Mrs. H. C. White Mrs. E. A. Crawford. Mrs. J F. Hart, Mrs. Conway Mrs. Ed. Dorsey. ]

[handwritten text: The following named persons have contributed towards the support of the Kindergarten during the year. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White, Mrs. Lipscomb, Miss Camak, Mrs. Conway, Miss McPherson, Miss Davis, Mrs. C. B. Griffith, Miss Ora Hart (70.30) Mrs. Crawford Mrs. Young, Mrs. Barnett, Miss Woodberry Mrs. Peeples. Miss Deliando. Mrs. Hoke. Miss Lucy Linton, Mrs Stevenson, Mrs. Lovejoy Mrs. O'Farrell, Miss Hopkins Mrs. Hart Mr. Hart. Mrs. Stovall. Miss Parrish. Miss Watt. ]



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[handwritten text: Donations have also been received from the Silver Cross Circle of The King's Daughters, from the Club, from Mrs. Hoskins, and in the interest of the work an egg-hunt and a sample party were held.]

[handwritten text: During the year lectures have been given by Mrs. Roberts, Miss Sosnoski, Miss Parrish, Mrs. Davis Dr. Hopkins, Mrs. Jackson and others. [added text (appears to be different ink): Miss Taylor ]. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully Submitted ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt. ]

[added text: [handwritten text: Sept. [September] 1904 ] ]

[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: A called meeting of the Club was held Oct. [October] 3, 1904 thirteen members being present. ]

[handwritten text: The report of the Secretary was read and received -- ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report was as follows -- ]

[handwritten text: The Chairman of the Kindergarten Com. [Committee] being absent, Miss Woodberry reported that [deleted text (overstrike): that ] 35 are now enrolled as members of the school and that the work was most encouraging; that a Kindergarten outfit had been secured for $15 and that this amount was [added text: given ] in response to an appeal for help which appeared in the Banner only recently. ]

[handwritten text: A letter from the State Federation asking for the annual dues was read and the Treas. [Treasurer] instructed to forward said amount. ]



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[printed text: THE SAMPLE PARTY WAS GREAT SUCCESS ][handwritten text: [added text: May 1904 ] ]
[printed text: A Neat Sum Realized For the East Athens Free Kindergarten. ]

[printed text: The sample party was a great success last Saturday. Over fifty dollars was made for the Athens Kindergarten. The merchants were most generous in donations and the ladies of the club contributed largely ice cream, cake and strawberries which added much to the success of the day, ]

[printed text: The club will meet this afternoon at five o'clock to settle its affairs before summer adjournment. ]

[printed text: The following merchants made generous donations to the sample party: E. H. Dorsey, R. Brandt, C. A. Scudder, J. S. Bernstein, Dorsey & Funkenstein, Coca cola Company, Athens Harware [Hardware] Company, D. W. McGregor, Charles Stern & Co. [Company], Orr Drug Co. [Company], Wooten Book Store, W. J. Peeples, Huggins & Son, Palmer & Sons, H. P. Hinton, Head & McMahan, Athens Fruit Co. [Company], G. H. Williamson, Cleveland Commisiosn [Commission] Co. [Company], Arnold Drug Co. [Company], Abney Bros. [Brothers], Boston Bakery, Talmadge Bros. [Brothers], and Co. [Company], C. J. O'Farrell Furniture Co. [Company], L. B. Flatow Co. [Company], Michael Bros. Co. [Brothers Company], Davison & Lowe, M. M. Arnold, J. A. Harbin, Eppes-Wilkins Co. [Company], F. A. Lipscomb & Co. [Company] ]

[printed text: The following merchants from a distance gave beautiful samples and their displays were much admired: Estey Albuminous Food Co. [Company], Peters Original Milk Chocolate, Landers, Feary & Clarke Meat Chopper, Baker & Co. [Company], Minneapolis, Kothe, Wells & Bauer, of Indianapolis, J. Willer Co. [Company], Cincinnati, New Skin Court Plaster, Mennen's Toilet Powders, Mrs. Slusser, Canton, Ohio, McKinley Spoons, Davis-Freeman Co. [Company], Atlanta, Gordon spoons, James Whitcomb Riley, Autograph Book, Higginson and Leiter. ]



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[printed text: MRS. REAVES IS THE NEW TEACHER
She will Have Charge of Fourth Grade, Meigs Street School.
]

[printed text: The board of education has decided to add a fourth grade to Meigs street school for the next year until the new school building on the Childs property can be erected. Just where this grade will be housed has not yet been determined, but that will be settled by the board in ample time. ]

[printed text: Mrs. J. H. Reaves has been named as the teacher for this extra grade at Meigs street school. This will be a great convenience to people living in that section of the city and will also add much to the efficiency of the schools until they can be made thoroughly large enough by the addition of the new eight [eighth] grade school, the building for which is to be erected next year. ]

[printed text: You Can Get ]

[printed text: Fresh cakes today and fresh lady fingers tomorrow by phoning 188, M. M. Arnold 2t ]



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[handwritten text: Contributions to Free Kindergarten 1902-1903. ]

[handwritten text: Ms. Flanigen -- Ride on S. [Street] Cars
Ms. M Arnold Eggs
" [Ms.] Fears" [Eggs] Ms. F. Lipscomb?
Abney" [Eggs]
Talmade Bros [Brothers] -- Cakes --
Mrs B. Phinizy
Miss McPherson Eggs
Mrs. H C. White" [Eggs]
" [Mrs.] B. A Stovall" [Eggs]
" [Mrs.] G. Lucas" [Eggs]
" [Mrs.] M Hunnicutt" [Eggs]
" [Mrs.] Lowrance Cake
" [Mrs.] Camak Money -- ?
Mrs Crawford" [Money]
Mrs G. D Sharas" [Money]
Mr Brightwell" [Money]
Mrs Lipscomb ? -- ?
Mrs Holden Eggs --
Mrs Peebles." [Eggs]
Mr Morton Paperbacks --
Mr Bassinger books -- & vase
Mrs [unclear text: McGregor ] Stationary
"A Friend" -- Money
]



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[handwritten text:

Deposited in bank 4th Mon [Monday] in Feby [February] $27.43

]

[handwritten text:

Donations during mo [month] --
From Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb$10.00
" [From Mrs.] N. H. Young1.00
" [From Mrs.] Esther Upson1 00
1 chair = Mrs Haselton [ Note: wavy line ] $12.00

]

[handwritten text:

To Expense acct. [account]
" [To] Athens Coal and Wood Co. [Company] $2.00
" [To] Miss Carltan15.00
" [To] Athens P. O. [Post Office] 1.00
" [To] General Fed. [Federation] dues [deleted text (overstrike): 3 ] [added text: 5 ] .90
" [To] Mrs. White wood for Miss C.1 50
 $25.40
Balance in bank --$3.53
Since that time have collected in dues =$3.00
" [Since that time have collected in] donations2.00
 $5.00

]

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[handwritten text: Paid to Mrs White $1.00 of the donation and 50 cts [cents] in dues -- = $1.50 ]

[handwritten text: Leaving a balance in bank ]

[handwritten text: $7.03 ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. J. Peeples-- ]

[handwritten text: April 1903 Treas. [Treasurer] W. C. ]



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[handwritten text: A motion made by Mrs. Hart, and carried was to the effect that all dues be paid in Sept. [September] ]

[handwritten text: The offer made by Mr. Hoke Smith in regard to Libraries was read and a Committee consisting of Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Strickland and Mrs. Hill, was appointed to confer with Mr. Dozier County School Commissioner in regard to the same -- ]

[handwritten text: The discussion of the Rest Hall was resumed and Miss Woodberry was appointed as Chairman of a Committee to interview the merchants in regard to securing advertising space -- ]

[handwritten text: The Secretary presented the work of the Circulating Library and stated that if this were undertaken a young lady of the city was ready and willing to undertake the distribution of all donations of literature. After discussion, Mrs. Woofter was appointed to find [added text: a ] suitable place for this work -- ]

[handwritten text: Miss Rouse, The Misses Shepherdson, Mrs Burnham and Mrs. Darwin were elected as members of the Club. ]

[handwritten text: The election of delegates to the state Convention resulted in the appointment of Mrs. Crawford with Mrs. Strickland as alternate. ]

[handwritten text: The President reported that Mrs. S. Michael and Mrs. M. G. Michael had gladly accepted the invitation of the Club to become members. ]



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[handwritten text: 1904 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Regular meeting of the Athens Women's Club was held Oct. 24, eighteen members being present. The minutes of the preceding meeting were read, corrected and received -- ]

[handwritten text: The resignation of Mrs. Barnham was received -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Crawford read the report of the work of the club for the past year, the report intended for the meeting in Augusta. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hart reported that her letter to Mr. Hoke Smith had not yet been answered -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Woofter reported that the Committee in charge of the Department of Literature had decided that the Athenaeum was not the best place from which to distribute the periodicals. Further time was granted to this Committee in which to perfect its plans -- ]

[handwritten text: The report from the Chairman of the Free Kindergarten showed good work done -- An arrangement was made by which each member in turn is to furnish the luncheon once each week -- ]

[handwritten text: A statement was made that the Current Topics Section and the Shakesperian Section would resume their meetings in the near future. ]

[handwritten text: A vote of thanks was extended to Miss Taylor for her willing offer to take charge of the Domestic Science Section. ]

[handwritten text: A letter from Mrs. Burton Smith relative to the giving of a course of lectures on Home Economics was discussed and it was decided to invite her to give a series of 10 lectures. the date to be probably in January -- ]

[handwritten text: A request was made that Miss Taylor be asked to call a meeting of the Domestic Science Section. Miss Taylor was unanimously elected a member of the Club. ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report was read and received -- ]



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[handwritten text: 1904 -- ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athen's Women's Club was held Monday afternoon Nov. [November] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1904 ] at the Villa-- the President presiding -- ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry reported that Mrs. Woofter had completed her plans for a free circulating library of periodicals and books for the benefit of the country schools and rural districts of this county. The periodicals may be sent to the store of Mr. Haselton and Miss Caroline Cobb will assort and distribute the literature each Saturday. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs Conway reported a gift of $5 from Mr. Prince Hodgson for the benefit of the Kindergarten. A vote of thanks was extended to the donor. Several ladies reported visits to the school. Mrs. White, Chairman of the Kindergarten Com. [Committee] stated that as the Club had assumed the financial support of the Kindergarten for several years -- and as the school had proved a great success she moved that a Committee be appointed to petition the City Council for an appropriation of $25 a month towards its maintenance -- The motion was carried and the Chair announced that the Committee would be appointed later. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hart reported that Miss Ora Hart would present the play of "Snowball" during the following week for the benefit of the Free Kindergarten. The Club extended hearty thanks to Miss Hart and her assistants. ]

[handwritten text: The Domestic Science Section reported interesting bi-weekly meetings and a vote of thanks was extended to M [deleted text (overstrike): iss ] [added text: rs ] Taylor for her valuable assistance -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Crawford reported, as delegate to the Federation Convention in Augusta, that the session was notable for its variety and value of philanthropic work accomplished

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and the interest in rural education, especially in the Tallulah Industrial school proposed by Mrs. Lipscomb. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry reported that after consultation with experienced club workers in the state and the merchants of Athens that the Rest Hall plan would not at present be practicable -- ]

[handwritten text: A vote of appreciation was extended to Mr. Rowe for his assistance, and interest in the Free Kindergarten. Mrs. E. R. Hodgson & Miss Fairman were [added text: received as members. ] ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report was read and received. The Club adjourned to meet Thursday. Jan. [January] 5th 1905 ].



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[printed text: WOMAN'S CLUB HOLDS SESSION
At Which a Number of Interesting Matters Were Freely Discussed. ]

[printed text: The Athens Woman's Club held a most important session Monday afternoon at the Villa. Miss Woodberry, the president, stated that plans had been completed under Mrs. T. J. Woofter's chairmanship, to have a free circulating library of periodicals and books for the benefit of the country schools and rural districts of Clarke county. Through the courtesy of Mr. D. P. Haselton, the periodicals may be sent by any one [anyone] in Athens to his store, where they will be given the best care. Miss Carolyn Cobb will be there on Saturdays for the assorting and distributing of this literature Every one [Everyone] who has any literature to spare is urged to send it at once, and freqently [frequently] hereafter to Mr. Haselton's [unclear text: store ]. His courtesy is greatly appreciated by the ladies. ]

[printed text: The Athens Free Kindergarten was the chief subject of discussion at the meeting. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Conway reported a gift of five dollars form [from] Mr. Prince Hodgson for this work. The gift was accepted with a vote of hearty thanks to Mr. Hodgson. ]

[printed text: The ladies reported making visits to the school and sending refreshments on Fridays to the children. ]

[printed text: Miss Ora Hart's play, "Snowball," will be given for the Kindergarten on next Saturday week, December 10th in the opera house. The play is one of the finest that has ever been given in Athens. The cast includes Miss Ora Hart, Miss Lustrat, Miss Helene Shewell and Messrs. [Messieurs] Payne, Carson, Hart and Cozart. ]

[printed text: The Club extended hearty thanks to Mrs. Hart and her workers for the presentation of this play. Tickets were taken by the members to sell for the Kindergarten benefit. ]

[printed text: The Domestic Science section reported interesting bi-weekly meetings at the Winnie Davis Memorial Hall and a vote of thanks was extended Miss Taylor of the State Normal for her splendid assistance. ]

[printed text: The Thursday morning topic this week will be the homes of various nations. All Club members are invited The hour is 10 a. m. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Crawford reported as delegate to the Federation convention in Augusta, pronouncing the session most notable for the variety and value of philanthropic work accomplished, and the interest in rural education especially in the Tallulah Industrial school, proposed by Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, and the Federation's determination to promote this work. ]

[printed text: Miss Woodberry reported that, after consultation with experienced club workers in the state and the merchants of Athens, the Rest Hall plan for country shoppers is not deemed practicable. ]

[printed text: A vote of enthusiastic appreciation was extended Mr. H. J. Rowe for his valuable assistance in interest of the Free Kindergarten. ]

[printed text: The club adjourned to meet the first Thursday in the New Year, January ]



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[printed text: THE BANNER, SUNDAY MORNING
DAINTY "SNOWBALL" GIVEN LAST NIGHT
Charming Play at the Opera House Benefit Free Kindergarten ]
[handwritten text: [added text: Dec. [December] 1904 ] ]

[printed text: Last night at the opera house "Snowball," one of the prettiest little plays ever put on in this city, was the attraction to which quite a large number of the people of the city paid attention. ]

[printed text: This play was gotten up for the benefit of the East Athens Kindergarten and it was a success in every way. Quite a neat sum was realized from the receipts ]

[printed text: It would be invidious comparison to draw the line between any of the participants, as all did well, extremely well. It was as finely rendered an amateur performance as was ever seen in Athens. ]

[printed text: The cast of characters embraced the following: Miss Ora Hart, Miss Helene Shewell, Miss Eleanore Lustrat, Mr. John M. Cozart, Mr. Jack Hart, Mr. Boozer Payne and Mr. Carville Carson. ]

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