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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; SUNDAY MARCH 18 , ISM-TWENTY PAGES ,
DEATH OF LEST IN SIGHT
Small Events that Have Illumined the
Social Calendar , . . .
CARD PARTIES CONTINUE IN FAVOR
Mlw Ili-llnnm < lhi > 4 * I'rclty IJnnclnfr
I'nrty-.tn Otniilni ( Ilrl UN HID SIHInr
Alt ruction lit llnjiI'M
of tin ; U'rrU.
Another week nntl the sackcloth will bft
laid aHldo for the brighter hues of Raster-
. tide. Already tliu younger Boclety set nro
plnnnlnK for aevcral Biiuill functions to fol
low Hliortly nfter Hnster , although tlie pros
pects for n Kay season after next Sunday arc
by no means brlKht , Society enters Holy
week with contrite ItcartB , the little events
events which have occurred during the
Lenten rest being of such an Innocent
character that consciences have not been
undnly wrenched In consequence.
Socially. thi > event this week will be the
debut of Miss Mabel Hal on an a stellar at
traction at the iloyrt Mabel Katon Is es
sentially an Omaha , ( 'lrl , having been born
and educated here , her early school training
being acquired In the High school. Although
of late years her dramatic work has railed her
away from Omaha , she has not , like many
actresses , forgotten the place of her birth ,
and HIO | comes back now with the endorse
ment not only of Now York , but of the
k-ading cities of the country , as one of the
ranting lights of the stage. Here are her
' friends , and the prospects arc exceedingly
bright for a welcome commensurate with the
ilhtlngulshed position shu has attained
through hard work In fitting herself for the
ranks of the players.
A largo audience was present at the
regular weekly drill of the company , which
was held on Monday evening at the armory ,
lull ) Hartley street. First call by Sergeant
C. II. Uoodenough sounded at 8:05 : and as
sembly ut 8:15 : o'clock. The men fell In
promptly and were Inspected by the second
Hcrgeant. Attendance. It" per cent. The now
rllles , which Mail all been cleaned and
pollilicd by an ox-sergeant of the Ninth
United States cavalry , were assigned to the
men In order of their rank , beginning , with
the first sergeant , and so on to the corporals.
Thn privates had tholr pieces assigned
alphabetically. The drill was very satis
factory throughout , the bayonets remaining
Ilx'il during the entire manual and foot move
At a special meeting held after drill ,
Captain Arthur II. SchorfT In the chair and
Blxty-ono members present , the following
gentlemen were unanimously elected
honorary members of the Thurston Hlllest
( jcorgo Lorenzo Crounze , Adjutant Oenoral
J. I ) . Gage. Senator C. P. Mumlerson ,
lllrgjiller General John H. Ilrooke , U. S. A. ;
Colonel John C. Hates , commanding Second
Vnltoil States Infantry ; Colonel John P.
Dralt , commanding Klrst Infantry Nebraska
National guards ; Captain John C. Ayers ,
U. S. A. , chief ordinance olllca. Department
of the Platte ; Edward Hose water , J. C.
Cowln , General C. II. Frederick , J. L.
Webster , Captain Frank n. Moores , Major
T. S. Clarkson , AV. K. Coburn , Hon. U. II.
Mercer , G. G. Irey , E. Olson. Hon. George
] . Ilemls , mayor ; S. I ) . Mercer , Alajor
1'addock , William'IJechel , George Munro.
Private Herbert n. Taylor has been ap
pointed acting quartermaster sergeant dur
ing the absence on furlough of Quarter
master Sergeant Wallace G. Taylor.
At a meeting of ladles held In the company
quarters Monday afternoon It was decided to
give an April party during the first part of
the month and servo Ice cream and cake
ilurlng the evening , the proceeds to bo ap
plied toward the purchase of the silk flag tel
, l e presented to the company. Mrs. Forby
lias established headquarters at 140(5 ( Doug
las street , where all Information can bo ob
Private Frank. F. Adalr has been granted
a furlough for thirty days , to take effect
from Maroli 14 , for the..pun > ese of visiting
bis home In Dakota City.
quartermaster Sergeant Wallace C. Taylor
writes from Choyanne that his party Is
traveling about 200 miles north of Casper ,
Wyo. , by wagon and that there Is abundance
of game which ho wishes could be shipped
to the Hides for their enjoyment.
A letter from Mr. II. II. Klrby , now In
California , states that ho has entered college
and Is drilling again In the school battalion.
The following applications for membership
have been received and referred to the re
cruiting committee : Messrs. Austin , Perry ,
Byrne. Eccleston and Dr. Teter. The com
pany Is growing very steadily and the ranks
nro being rapidly fiFted by earnest men who
Intend to make the company one of the Inrg-
piit and best disciplined organizations In the
Htate. The standard of membership Is high ,
the members composing the company being
recruited from among the very best citizens
in the city. It Is the Intention to have 103
oSlcers ami men on the roll before the 1st of
June. N . ,
Captain Scharff has returned from a busi
ness trip In the western part of the state.
At the last meeting of the Thurston Hides
Kov. S. Wright Duller was unanimously
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McCrcary of 2810
South Nineteenth street cave a high five
party for some of their friends and neigh
bors In honor of their niece , Mrs. J. M. Fos
ter of Chicago , last Monday evening. Among
those present wore : Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Cottman. Mr. and Mrs. John J. Murphy , Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Ohlttcnden. Mr. and Mrs.
John Clqary. Mr. and Mrs. Japics Horn , Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Wooley. Mr. and Mrs. A.
Salem. Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Sldwcll , Mr. and
Mrs. W. II. McCreary. Mrs. James Foley ,
Mrs. D. S. Parkhurst , Mrs. Elizabeth Miller
of Chicago , Mrs. Jt M. Foster of Chicago.
Jlrs. Llz lo Thompson of Friend , Neb. ; Miss
Vulma Dada of Krlend. Neb. ; Miss Ilelle
Shields , Miss Josephine Donn , Miss Claude
Foster , Miss Etta Thompson , Mr. Hugh
Hitchcock , Mr. Hlla Chlttonden , Mr. Charles
Chlttcnden and Mr. Wilt Shields. The
Indies' first prize was won by Miss Josephine
llenn , the gentlemen's by Mr. Hugh Hitch
cock. The ladles' consolation prize was cap
tured by Mrs. Lizzie Thompson of Friend ,
Neb. , and the gentlemen's by Charles Chlt-
After the games were over a dainty lunch
Young \Vcnirn'H ( JhrlHtlaii Aisocliitlou.
The Young Women's Christian association
held Its regular monthly meeting Monday , at
which forty-one new members wore ad
mitted. The total membership Is now
nearly 400 and the various lines of work
are being actively prosecuted.
The physical culture class , under the
direction It Miss Harper , now meets on
Tuesday ovunlngs , Mlssea Bradley and
Do Cou on Friday evenings , as usual.
The association Is much In need of mure
lunch cloths. Any one wishing to make
n donation of this character or anything
ulso which will add to the comfort anil
adornment of the rooms , will confer a great
favor by leaving word ut the rooms.
Thursday 118 registered at the noonday
rest , the hlchcst dally record.
Next Monday night the entertainment
will consist of n muslcalo , at which Urn
following program will bo rendered :
I'lano Solo , Miss Daisy HlgglliM
Solo . . , Mlsa Nina Marshall
Bolo . .Mr. I'enncll
Bolo . . . . .Mls.s Jentrl Yules'
MmiiKn hi Locution ,
The Omaha Academy of Fine Arts has
just secured a now location at 1313 Howard
ntrtet , being the entire second floor of the
N'lUntorlum building. The rooms on the
third floor of the old Hell store building
\voro found Inconvenient and the change was
made last week. Mr. J. Laurie Wallace ,
Urn director , U much pleased with the light
ami airy studio , and his class have taken ,
hold of tholr work with fresh Interest. The
Bchool Is very fortunate In Its models and
Just at present the students are deeply In
terested In tholr work on a portrait of r
beautiful yimng woman who Is posing In
a broad hat with plumes and a fur cape ,
which opens In front , disclosing a ball
toilette and exquisite * corsage. The results
b far are very satisfactory Among those
who nro making particular efforts on this
piece of work are : * Mrs J. J. Moncll , Miss
t'hf , Mrs. Thomas Orr. . Mrs. Willis , Miss
Drown , Mm. Clement Cha c , Ml" Huth and
Mrs. J. M. Metcnlf. There are a number
of other students engaged In drawing from
Itnjrnl Araiiumt l'nrty >
Monday evening Union Pacific council of
the Hoyal Arcanum Rave an exceedingly
pleasant card party In Its rooms In The
lice building. Mrs. Or. Mllroy won the
ladles' prize , Mr. P. J. Sachctt carrying off
the honors among the gentlemen , The
guests present were : Mr. and Mrs. P. J.
.Sacked , Mr. and Mrs , II. H. Hopkins , Mrs.
A. II. Ward , Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Preston ,
Mr. and Mrs. II. E. McKelvy , Mr. and Mrs.
W. S. Howell , Mr. and Mrs. P. U Weaver ,
Mr. and Mrs. II. J. Dinning , Mr. II. W.
Dyball , Miss Dyball , Mr. and Mrs. C. L.
Smith , Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Salisbury , Mr.
and Mrs. M. C. Kldder , Mr. and Mrs. C.
A. Fowler , Mr. and Mrs.V. . Shropshire.
Mr. G. I ) . Dyball. Mrs , Dyball. Mr. and
Mrs. J. V. Smith , Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Pot
ter , Sir , and Mrs. W. P. Mllroy , Mr. nnd
Mrs. J. C. B. Duval. Mr. H. A. Sander ,
Miss Zimmerman , Mr. nnd Mru. P. A.
English , Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Keys , Mr. and
Mrs. C. I ) . Oedney. Mr. nnd Mrs. P. L.
Gregory , Mr. and Mrs. C. I ) . Sutphen , Mr.
and Mrs. A. P. O'Connor , Mr. and Mrs. J.
II. Sheldon ,
V , K. of A. Kntcrtiiliicil.
At the residence of his motjicr , 2705
Davenport , on Friday evening , Mr. C. P.
Duller entertained the members and friends
of the supreme lodge of the United Knights
of America ,
The evening was spent In playing high
five , Miss Ethel Stovers winning the ladles'
first prlzo and Mr. Hay C. Wagner the
gentlemen's first prize. Miss Ammlst and
Mr. Smith won the booby prizes. During the
evening Mr. C , P. Duller favored his guests
with a recitation. Among those present
were : Misses Pearl McCumbcr , Ammlst ,
Edith Van Huron , Eleanor Wright , Ina M.
Kennedy , Maude Diichanan , Ethel Slevers ,
Minnie Mlllan , Anna Barton , Wallers , Mae
Klmball , Mrs. 0. P. Illack ; Messrs. Will
Davidson , Fred Van Horn , Tom Colcman ,
Dr. Dlackwcll , Smith , A , D. Stokes , H. C.
Haiiscn , J. P. Duchanan , Charles Dulton ,
Hay C. Wagner , C. T. Duller , Ed Marncll ,
0. P. Illack , John Humcl , Frank Freeman.
1'retty Dancing 1'urty.
Thursday evening Miss Sclma Hellman
and Miss Edna Wise gave n very Jolly danc
ing party at the residence of Ihe former on
St. Mary's avenue , the house being very
tastefully decorated for Ihe occasion. The
lower lloor was canVased nnd the young
people enjoyed the dancing greally. The
young hoslesses were assisted In receiving
and making the guests comfortable by Mrs.
Ilati , Mr. and Mrs. Morand , Mrs. Heller ,
Mrs. Oberfelder. The music was all that
could be desired and the refreshments quite
up to the standard of this hospitable home.
Among the guesls were : Misses Hake ,
Cora Decker , Shlverlck , Hello Adler , Hello
Goldsinllh , Dcrtha nnd Ida New , Jessie Lob-
man , Elma Lobman , Minnie Lobman , Heed ,
Hlng anil Foley ; Messrs. Hake , Decker ,
Hunter , A. Hosenthal , Newcomb , II , Daum ,
Murphy , A. Newman , J. Newman , D. Degan ,
Max Goldsmith , M. Miller , Eugene Levy.
"Socialism" was the subject for discus
sion by the economic section of the Unity
club Friday evening. Mr. L'ovengler opened
the meeting with a short review , comparing
the classical and historical schools. The
flrsl paper , "General Sketch of Ihe Move
ment , " was read by Mr. W. S. Curtis. Mr.
Gould read an Interesting paper on "Par
ticular Forms of Socialism. " "Its Present
Stalus" was Ihe subject of a well wrlllen
paper by Mr. Durchard.
The next meeting of this section , April C ,
will be the last of the season. . The topic ,
will bo "Contemporary Economies. " "The
Present Condition of Economic Thonght"
will bo trealed by Prof. Lewis ; "Tho Aus-
Irlan School , " by Dr. Victor Hosewater , and
"Is There a Science of Political Economy ? "
by Mr. ' Curtis.
I.lttlo Tots' Hlrthilay Party.
Saturday afternoon George and Maurice
Birch entertained a number of llttlo friends
at 1T2C South Eleventh street. Among the
many amusements Indulged In was drawing
a five-pointed star for a prize. The first
prizes were won by Eva Zlrfoss and Franklo
Messmer. the booby prizes being awarded
to Charlotte ZIrfoss and Stacy Floyd , after
which a delicious lunch was served.
Those present were : Neallo Butler.
Dollla Kauffman. Eva Zlrfoss , Dertha Dol-
lengor , Edith Cooper. Aggie Kallna , Lllllo
Adams , Charlotte Zlrfoss , Elmer Stoft ,
Stacy Lloyd , Joe Adams , Fred Messmer ,
Frank Koester , Arthur Stofl , Frank Mess
mer , George and Maurice Birch.
Wearing the Kuftertlde ,
Miss Belle Halo left for Los Angeles
Mrs. Hoagland Is entertaining her niece ,
Miss Vineyard of St. Joe.
Mrs. Edgar Morsman left Friday ] for Chicago
cage , to bo gone several days.
Mrs. J. M. Poster of Chicago returned
home Tuesday after a short visit hero.
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Howell left on Wednes
day for a month's sojourn In California.
Mr. Charles Kounlze and Miss Kountzo
expect to spend Easter In Now York city.
Mrs. S. Edward 'Wherrllt and her sister ,
Miss Frances Standlsh , left for Sioux Clly
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Jenlpcr entertained
a number of their friends Saturday evening
at high five.
Miss Nclllo Dennett leaves for California
Monday , where she will visit her father , Mr.
W. H. Dennett.
Mrs. Casper E. Yost left Omaha on
Wednesday for St. Paul , Minn. , to bo gone
a week or ten days.
Mrs. W. J. Dowllng has returned from her
trip to Florida , Mr. Dowllng going to Kansas
City to meet his wife.
The Debutantes Cooking club met Thurs
day at Miss Jentlo Yales * . where a ten-
course breakfast was served.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy C. Darton and Mrs. W.
D. Mtllard returned homo Thursday from
Chicago , where they have been for the past
Mr. W. T. Tabor leaves lomorrow evening
for Chicago , whcro ho will remain until
next Saturday , hearing four performances of
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Ball have been spending
a few days' ' with Mrs. J. L. DeBcvolso on
Thirty-second street , Mrs. DoBevolse being
a sister of Mrs. Ball.
Edith Lease gave a birthday party yester
day afternoon to a few of her young friends
at tie ) residence of her parents , Mr. and
Mrs. Merrlck Lease , 4108 Lafayette avenue.
Qhopln was the subject at the music club
which met at Miss Mlllard's Wednesday
afternoon. Miss Kountzo reading an Inter
esting paper on that very brilliant com
Mr. Fred Schneider entertained on Thurs
day evening a number of his friends at his
homo on Dlnney street. High live was
played and during the evening refreshments
Mr. nnd Mrs. Victor Whlto left unexpect
edly yesterday morning for Sheridan , Wyo.
AH they will bo cone about u week Mrs.
White will not receive her friends as usual
on Wednesday next.
Friday evening Mrs. Sarson gave a charm
ing dinner for Iho now olHcors at Fort
Omaha. Those present were Mrs , Tllton ,
Dr. . and Mrs. Hoblnt > on , Dr. and Mrs. Clark ,
Mr. Penn , Mr. Bookmlller , Mr. Maxwell.
Vesta chapter No. G , Order Kaslorn Slar ,
will give a social on Tuesday evening , March
20 , at Masonic hall. An Interesting pro
gram has been arranged and a pleasant
time Is anticipated. Members and friends
are cordially Invited.
The marriage of Miss Daisy Clare Maus ,
daughter of Mr. John H. Maus , to Mr. L.
H. Dennis , look place Wednesday evening at
the Unnacom Park Methodist church * A
reception followed the ceremony at the resi
dence ot the bride's parents , 1301 South
Etta Thompson , 2056 South Twentieth
street , entertained at high five Thursday
evening , In honor ot Miss Velma Dada of
Friend , Neb. Mr. Hugh Hitchcock , Miss
Eva Foley and Miss Resale Dunham were the
prlzo winner ! ) of the evening. The guests
present were : Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Clarey ,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dunham , Misses
Velma Dada , Friend ; llcjslo Dunham , Eva
Potey , Miss Ilcnn , Anna Gurskc , Mrs. J. D.
Thompson , Messrs. H. Hitchcock , Charles
Chlttcnden , Dick Dradlcy.
The golden wedding anniversary of Mr.
and Mr . Experience Estabrook will occur
on April 17 , and Mr. nnd Mrs. Henry I ) .
Eslqbrook and Mr. ami M7 % . Robert U.
Clowry of Chicago will celebrate It by a
large reception to bo given at the residence
of the former on that date.
Miss Joslo Jaycox , assisted by Misses
Jessie Carpenter , Florence Smith , Ora
Dattreall , Cora Holmes , Loulso Doud , Mao
Babcock , Hattle Smith nnd Mary Howlcy ,
entertained In honor of Mr. 7 . Cuddlngton
at the residence of Miss Jaycox In South
Omaha on Monday evening.
The Cooking club met as usual on .Thurs
day at Miss Kountzo's. The table was
prettily decorated In pansles and maiden
hair ferns and at each place were menu
cards of yellow satin ribbon with hand
decorations. An eight-course luncheon was
served and all the dainty dishes were most
Miss Mabel Hake entertained a number
of friends at lunch at her home , 1211 South
Twenty-sixth streel , Wednesday. The rooms
were nrllsllcally beautified with smllax nnd
yellow roses , and the guests were delight
fully cnterlalncd. Those present were : Mrs ,
Dorspy , Mrs. Lawrence nnd Misses Holt ,
Conoway , Abbey , Townsend and Stcclc.
Master George Vrndcnburg cnterlalncd a
party of his young friends last Saturday
evening In honor of Master Willie Hough ,
whd left for San Francisco with his molher
Friday. A very enjoyable evening was spent
with music , games , etc. , luncheon being
served at 8. Those present were : Masters
Carl Campbell , George Empey of Papllllon ,
Willie Hough , Ed Bartlett and Hey Burr.
A very pleasant surprise party was given
Saturday evening In honor of Miss Julia
Brcssman at her homo In Clifton Hill.
There were present : Miss Blanche Hender ,
Miss Mamie Sage , Miss Susie Hitchcock ,
Miss Ethel Jones , Miss Bertie Collins. Mr.
Will Foster , Mr. Hey Solomon. Mr. Waller
Shcely , Mr. Herbert Foster , Mr. Hans Has-
mussen , Mr. Gus Drcssman , Mr. Henry
Mrs. D. H. Pegram and Miss Davenport
of Cohasset , Mass. , are Ihe guesls ol Mr.
nnd Mrs. T. J. Hogcrs. Mrs. Pegram comes
on to attend the wedding of her son , Mr.
G. H. Pegram , chief engineer of the Union
Pacific , who marries Miss Guitar ot Colum
bia , Mo. , the last of this month. Miss
Gullar Is well known In Omaha , having
been at one lime Ihe guest of the Misses
Yutus at Hillside. She Is a nlccp of Mrs.
Everett of Council Bluffs.
Mrs. John II. Butler , 1013 South Tenth
streel , entertained her friends very hand
somely Tuesday afternoon. High five was
played until 4 o'clock , when nn elegant lunch
was served. Mrs. Kaufmann nnd Gertrude
McEathron won handsome prizes. , Those
present were : Mrs. Lloyd , Mrs. Dennis , Mrs.
Morse , Mrs. Kaufmann , Mrs. Johnson , Mrs.
Birch , Mrs. Conic , Mrs. Wright , Mrs. Kimball -
ball , Mrs. Woodworth , Mrs. Weldon and
A beautiful pink luncheon was given on
Thursday by Mrs. W. T. Allen. The table
was elaborately trimmed In La Franco roses
and cut glass , while at each plate was a
cluster of Iho lovely flowers. . Ten courses
were served and all enjoyed a most thor
oughly good time. Those present were :
Mrs. Colpetzer , Mrs. Dubols , Mrs. Wcssells ,
Mrs. Doggs , Mrs. Moore , Mrs. Victor White ,
Mrs , Savage , Mrs. Pratt , Mrs , Winston , Mrs.
Gilbert , Mrs. Bishop , Mrs. Wollef , Mrs. Sar
gent , Mrs. Laccy , Mrs. Cleveland , Miss Deck-
A surprise party was given at the home ot
Mr. and Mrs. Doyd , 4220 Cass streel , Thurs
day' evening , Mrs. Doyd being prosonled
with a set of Haverllnd china after-dinner
coffees. The evening was spent In playing
cards , after which refreshments were served.
Those presenl were : Mr. and Mrs. Fagen ,
Mr. and Mrs. Smith , Mr. and Mrs. Henlaugh ,
Mr. and Mrs. Haymer. Mr. and Mrs. Davles ,
Mr. n'nd Mrs. Rtsley , Misses Kress , Cumlngs ,
Lawton , M. Lawton nnd Mrs. Mackey , Mr.
Welsh. Mr. Marlln , Mr. Eddy , Mr. Slovens
and llttlo Miss Henlaugh and Adaline
Miss Minnie Sanders entertained a few ot
her friends at her home , 222S Spruce street ,
Tuesday evening. The evening was spent
In an old-fashioned "taffy pull , " In which
all participated , and for a few hours Mrs.
C. O.D. . Drown's residence looked like a
first class Doston candy ktlchcn. Among
those present were : Miss Sylva Gammon of
Ashland , Neb.7 Misses Lo'na Pellner. Grace
Carroll , Jennie Hunter , Carrie Krumme ,
Lena Mangum , Birdie Drown , Mrs. Ida Mc-
Cormlck , Messrs. Charlie Hunter , Charlie
Mangum , Charlie Ferguson , Claude Redman ,
Robert McCormlck , Maurice Eldrldgo , Mr.
and Mrs. B. E. Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Ed
The following young people enjoyed them
selves in a dancing party at the Dollono
hotel Thursday evening : Miss Georgle S.
Rich. Miss Nettle Rich , Miss Orcutt , Mrs.
E. J. Roe. Miss Helen Fowler , Miss Bailey ,
Miss Wernher nnd Miss M. E. Evans of De
troit , Miss Carrlo Althaus , Miss Sexauer ,
Miss Weir , Miss Collltt , Miss Llvesey , Miss
Anna Sealon , Miss Lena Seaton , Miss Flor
ence Weir , Miss Bertha Meyer , Miss Cora
Weaver. Messrs. G. A. Matthews , J. P.
VIchers , J. II. Graham , O. J. Dauman , L. V.
Landergren , A. S. Green , Charles Youse ,
Ray E. Thomas , John S. Clark. A. C. Hart
ley , N. L. Guckert , C. L. Coleman , P. O.
Conrad , J. W. Hastings , Q. A. Knouso ,
Charles L. Boss , Frank Barrett , P. B.
Meyers , Dr. W. J. Bradbury , Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Lole Pcnncll from Ohio Is visiting
Miss Carrlo Mldgley at her residence , 1324
After Titles the Tears.
Chicago Record : The case of the unlucky
Princess Colonna la another prophetic sig
nal that American girls will have to do-
vlso some plan for marrying a title without
taking the man that goes with it.
Chicago Tribune : Womanlike , she took
her children nnd lied , and probably she is
now considering whether the tawdy tltlo
Is worth all that It has cost her and won
dering what now troubles there may bo
In store for her. The story Is full ol warn
ings to American girls with money , but it
will pass unheeded.
Chicago Times ; Her life Is a hopeless
wreck. For recompense she has Iho Im
paired millions and the paltry coronet and
x name which ho who gave It to her would
take away It ho could. If eho remains In
America slio can still do service to her
country as a horrible example to ambitious
iclresses and their ambitious mamas.
St. Paul Globe : Women who sell them
selves and their fortunes for an empty tltlo
deserve lltlla of our sympathy , oven though
they may be compelled to drink the cup of
litttorness lo the very dregs.
Indianapolis Journal : If the "Prlnco"
Colonna Is as mean , worthless and al
together undesirable as the "princess" and
lier brother use several columns of news-
liapor space almost dally describing him to
lie , It might bo In much bettor taslo lo drop
Iho tltlo ho Is said to have BO utterly dis
Oilil Facts About Ilvorcrn In Franco.
The ofilclal report ot the French ministry
of justice for 1890 has only just been Issued ,
and It contains particulars a to the opera
tion of Iho divorce act which came Into
force In 1884. Prom that date till Decem
ber 31 , 1890 , 38,377 petitions have been
lodged , and of these 33,870 had been success
ful , while 2,427 had been rejected and 2,080
had resulted In a compromise. Concur
rently with the Increase In the number ot
petitions for dlvorca the suits for separa
tion decreased , having fallen from 2,470 In
1884 to 2,041 In 1890. Tliu number of dl-
vorcea and separations to every 1,000 mar-
rlagea was respectively 24 and 5 In 1S90 ,
while In 63 cases out of 100 the petition was
lodged by Iho wife and In 87 cases out ot
100 for a separation. More than half ot
the petitions for dlvorca were lodged by the
working classes , while trades people were
20 par cent , Ilia liberal professions 12 per
cent , farmers and poiLsants 9 per cent and
domestic servants 7 per cent. In 38 of
every 100 cases the petitioning party had
been married from 5 to 10 years , In 28 from
10 to 20 years. In 22 from 1 to G years , In
7 from 20 to 30 years , In 3 less than a year
and In 2 more than 30 years. In 76 ot
every 100 cases the petition was based on
the ground of cruelty or desertion , In 21
upon the ground of adultery and In 3 upon
the plea that the respondent had been con
demned to penal servitude.
llrulu Workers and Clubmen.
Brain workers and clubmen agree that the
Old Dominion cigarettes , are the greatest
care chasora known. Photograph la each
A NEBRASRAN IN FLORIDA
Basking in the Sun o that Envelopes ,
that PcrmeatpS , that Inspires.
VEGETATION AND FLORA IN PROFUSION
Trncc of Arrhltrct rn of tlic Itrmolo 1'nst
Sharp ContrmU llniwrrii the Old
mill the Nnw-jKUilrnro of
JACKSONVILLE , if la. , March 14. ( Corre
spondence of The ifto' ) Wlillo friends In
the north nnd west were enduring the dis
comforts of the late "zerrf weather" the people
ple of Florida were noting no suggestion of
frost. This stnte was -the storm center ,
giving us freedom from high winds , , but
sending to every portion of Its area n series
of heavy , stralght-down-pourlng rains' . The
"oldest Inhabitant" failed ( o remember such
another rainy season In the winter.
When the rain ceases the sandy , porous
soil has at once a dry surface , as has the
beach where a moment before the waves
lapped. Previous discomforts are for
gotten ns we bask In the sun-
shlno that envelopes , that perme
ates , that Inspires one. This sunshine Is
Ilko nothing \\o have known by that name.
Its life giving properties arc discerned on
trial. It discounts pills and potions. It
reanimates the body , rebuilds wasted tlssuo
and behold , the "fountain of youth" Is found
In the sunbeams.
IIR UKAXIC TOO MUCH.
1'onco do Leon Is the patron saint of Flor
ida. Great enterprises "conjure" In his
name. All the natural springs of the state
are freely given to him. Each locality pos
sessed ot these blessings proclaims them the
very ones from which ho drank. Very
likely each Is correct , for when an elderly
man resolves as did ho to wed extreme
youth and beauty ho leaves no device un
tried In accomplishing' his purpose. He , no
doubt , drank too much , for the record states
that instead ot gaining health he perished
before he could leave these western shores.
All who have come after him have Ilko him
sought "springs. " Florida looks upon the
map , and Indeed la. In very truth , a gigantic
sponge filled with water. It Is , however ,
brackish , unfit In most places to drink , A
great drawback , this , to emigration over
since those early days of disheartening fail
ure. A greater than I'once de Leon , the
typical nineteenth century knight , with more
generous purpose and surer Intuition , has
solved the problem. Strong Jets flow every
where from artesian wells of from 350 to 400
feet In depth. All of which I have tasted
nro strongly Impregnated with sulphur ,
with an odor hinting of Infernal regions , and
In flavor suggestive of deteriorated eggs , yet
sparkling to the eye. They flow from the
earth at a temperature of 92 degrees nnd are
In league with the sunbeams to exorcise the
demons rheumatism , pneumonia , bronchitis ,
catarrh and kindred enemies of the human
Florida Is not densely populated , but has
largo tracts of unreclaimed territory not far
from her most pretentious towns. The old
Spanish grants , together with the famous LIsten -
ton purchase.hcld even now largely by specu
lators , have mllltateiJiagainst her develop
ment. She was onty'howcver , on the eve
of a "boom , " when the great freeze of 1885-SC
destroyed the work of years In her orange
groves. The Tampa yellow fever scare of
1887 , closely followed byjtjie scourge of 18SS ,
brought things to a ' 'financial standstill.
From these calamities s she Is recovering
slowly but surely. \ , i
IN UIOTOUS PROFUSION.
A dense growth of semi-tropical vegeta
tion covers every uncultivated toot of soil.
Rank vines , mosses and brilliant bloom-
clothe all nature Injriqtqns profusion. To
make this fertile soli'"blossom as the rose , "
In good old scripture phtase , . lias ( been the
task ot the last fewdecades. Horticultur
ists have grafted , upop the native sour
orange tree the flner'.varletles ' , and the re
sulting product competes favorably with that
of any clime. . , Uoses.viplcls . Jessamine and
many other choice flowers bloom all winter
In the open air , "belitn'J * the fences , but do
not let any of the uninitiated think for.a .
moment that the longing tourist may bo
benefited thereby , except for very adequate
They say with grim raillery , "You north
ern people came down hero years ago and
stole all we had except the sunshine and
climate , and you would have taken those If
you could have done so , but since you could
not , you must pay for them. " This is the
attitude of all traffickers , not toward the
Individual , but toward the army of 'visitors
that seek balmier skies during the winter
THE OLD AND THE NE\V.
St. Augustlno Is pre-eminently the city for
depleting the "very old" and the "very
new" In history , In architecture and In
It Is true that I am more In sympathy
with the growth ot our staunch western
towns , where no old forts tell of fierce com
bat and threatened Invasion by land or sea ,
where agriculture antedates and makes nec
essary the towns , where the erection of
buildings Is suggested by the legitimate
needs of the population. The city of steady
perennial growth presents to its dwellers
the best possible conditions for happiness
and success. Above all other places , I like
best the home of my adoption , the glorious
state ot Nebraska ; but for change and a few
weeks or months of diversion St. Augustine
appeals moro strongly to mo than any other
city that I have visited. Wo are proud ot
our land as a whole , and here wo study the
early efforts at colonization In this "new
land beyond the seas" In the sixteenth cen
The old fort and sea wall mark the era of
Spanish conquest. The old dungeons , with
traces of appliances for torture , nnd mark
ings ot later struggles with the Semlnolo
tribes , teach us salutary lessons of our great
cause for gratitude toward those pioneers
whose heroism made possible our present
peaceful conditions. The old French and
Spanish buildings , with low ceilings nnd
narrow windows , contrast strangely with the
gorgeous hotels and private dwellings of the
millionaires of our land.
Could anything furnish a greater com
mentary on the changing tastes and de
cisions of the human race than the old
lanes that were called streets , narrowing In
places to n dozen foot , and the generous
boulevards of the newer portions ? From a
sanitary standpoint , "destruction" lurks
broad. From a utilitarian standpoint , too ,
ottenor In the "narrow way" than In the
the nineteenth century logic fa the better.
Each detail merits n chapter or volume
in Itself. I would like to tell you of fruits
nnd flowers later on. N. D.
Homo ItyRonn KimliloiiM In Jmvulry.
A recent peep Into a Jewel box of twenty-
five years ago , says the Jewelers' Circular ,
brought to light a juqst , . curious design In
earrings namely , a horn of plenty made
of filigree gold , long enough to almost reach
the shoulder , and Illicitly encrusted at the
opening of the horn , with precious stones
of almost every variety/1' Although at first
glance one trembledyfoV'the wearer's comfort
fort with the somow'lla't'Overpowering lookIng -
Ing ornament dangllmjLrrom her ear , upon
taking It In the hand It'proved ' to ba very
little heavier than''c.thd solid gvld ball
earrings that afterward became so popular.
Mosaics wore also worn about this tlmo , and
some were marveled : artistic workman-
The big , gold-llnk'e'ii ' haln , from which
hung an enormoua' . plt } locket , was the
only necklace worn , while the narrow "glovo
band" bracelet of gold fitting tight to the
wrist was considered Indispensable , to the
toilet. Ixidlcs In those days thought sap
phire or emerald ring * set with diamond *
nnd worn on the first finger to bo "quite
the thing. " Pearls were the favorite stones ,
become so , perhaps , by the famous neck-
lac * owned by the Countess" tfndliiy. This
necklace was composed of a rope of pearls
which went six timed around the neck , each
pearl being so absolutely perfect that six
or eight would have realized n smnll for
i.v iMU.it,3ivsw.it. vincr.r.s.
The niustcnl department of the Woman's
cluli , presided over by Mra. J , H. Hiiclmnnn ,
will glvo Its regular recital Wednesday nt
2:30 : , the program ot ulilch la as follows :
Paper Hpoch of the Netherlander * .
1400'imx ) Mrs. Charles Hull
( a ) Mnssa >
( I ) ) Improplrla
( c ) Motet Pnlextrlma
.Mrs. Ciidnhy , Mrs. Rogers , Messrs.
Klnzle nnd Hurklcy.
Paper Martin Luther , . The Reforma
tion Music , 1ISJ-1GI1..MIS' } Julln Knight
Illustrntlons-lCIn Fost llurgh. 1529
Victor M. Luther
Mrs. Squires , Mrn. Kly , Messra.
Wheeler und Abbott.
Cradle hymns , 1533 Kittle Hobble
Concerto , u minor. , . . . . . . , Mendelssohn
Miss Edith JnmcH , accompanied by
Miss Clnrn Hawley.
Vocal duct ( selected )
MrH. Cudnby and Captuln Klnzle ,
After several weeks Of unremitting re
hearsal Mr. Albert's Philharmonic orchestra
has the music ot the next concert , which
takes place nt lloyd's theater April 9 , well
In hand nnd the conductor announces the
following program for that occasion :
Jubilee Overture .Weber
First Concerto Liszt
Mr. Hans Albert.
Mlxs Ida Kennedy.
Violin Concerto Max Uruch
Mr. HuiiH Albert.
Overture Merry Wives of Windsor..Nlcolal
Scenes Picturesque Massenet
The orchestra Include * forty-flvo profes
sional musicians , nsslstod'by fifteen mrm-
teura of talent. Mr. Albert prides himself
upon the performance of this orchestra uml
believes ) It will compare favorably with that
of nny other orchestra heard here for many
Mr. Taber will give hla twenty-first organ
rocltal nt 3:30 : this afternoon In the First
Congregational church. The following pro
gram will be rendered :
Offertolre In G..I Wcly
Allegretto In A Merkel
The Palms Faure
Fnntaslo O , Snnctlsslmn ( by request.Lux
Andante , from Leonorc Symphony Raff
Homage A. Haydn Cnlkln
Triumphal March , from Nanmun Costa
The following will bo the musical program
nt the First CoiiKroRntlonnl church :
Organ Prelude Prayer , from Lohen
Anthem Sun of .My Soul Schnecker
Organ Offertory livening Song..Schumann
Anthem The Palms Fnure
Organ Postlude Rink
Organ Prelude Communion , In G..Batiste
Anthem Rock of Ages D. liuck
Trio I Will Lay Mo Down O. 1J. Brown
Organ Offertory Prayer Groven
Soprano Solo Mrs. Drexel
Organ Postlude March In B flat Silas
The Westminster Choral union , having
now a membership of thirty voices , Is pre
paring some very choice selections of Easter
music. Mr. W. R. Williams Is doing some
effective work for the union , having secured
a new piano nt Its disposal to study. Miss
A. Thacher Is the pianist , and Mrs. Francis
Ford the organist.
I'oUonril by Vlncgnr.
A Rochester , N. Y. , physician tells about
a patient that he had. not long since , who
poisoned herself by drinking vinegar. She
began to use It to Improve her complexion ,
but sean grew to like It , and after a tlmo It
became a necessity to her. As the habit
gre.w > lj3hfiueo.i-str.on cc.and stronger grades ,
until she was dally consuming large quanti
ties of almost pure acetic acid. When ho
was called to attend her It was a lone time
before he could make up his mind what was
the matter with her. Her complexion was
of a deadly white , she had no appetite and
could hardly be persuaded to touch food of
any sort. Four eminent physicians , who
were called In consultation , failed to diag
nose the real cause of the trouble , but at
tributed the lady's condition , one to one
thing and another to another. Finally the
attendant physician , through iho lady's serv
ant , found out the real root ot the trouble ,
but too late to do his patient any good. He
said this was the only case In his experi
ence of a person's forming" the vinegar habit ,
but ho was persuaded that the 111 health of
many ladles was due to their using too much
vinegar with the Idea that It would im-
proyo their looks.
A AVonmu'n ICntfrnrlso ,
According to some statistics quietly circu
lated In Washington , a distinctly English
style ot adding to one's Income prevails In
unlooked-for quarters. It Is well known
that In London the hansom cabs are owned
and rim at a profit.by a man ot distinguished
title. To a Washington society woman has
occurred the Idea of emulating such an Illus
trious example by operating a similar in
dustry. She buys up from time to tlmo car
riages In varying stages of repair or dilapi
dation and runs them as "night-liners. "
This fact she has , of course , endeavored to
keep from her friends , as she wisely grasps
the tact that while they one and all would
bo nothing loath to benefit themselves by
such an unusual enterprise , they would bo
the first to turn and rend her for going Into
the business that now nets her a comfort
A Henry ItvHpnimllilllty.
"Havo you got any family ? " asked Mac-
Anderson , a San Antonio lawyer , of a col
ored man whom ho was appointed by the
court to defend , the Tatter being charged
with having stolen a horse.
"I'se got no family ylt. I looks to you
for dat. "
"Look to me lo supply you with a fam
ily ? " exclaimed the astonished advocate.
"I looks to you un' de Jury , boss , I does
for a fac' . "
"What kind of stuff Is that you are talkIng -
Ing ? "
"Hit's Just what I says. Miss Matlldy
Snowball says cf I only gets one yeah In do
pcnopotentlary she'll wait for me , but of I
gets moan , den she Is gwlno tcr marry de
very flrst ulggah what comes along. So yer
sees , boss , what a 'sponslblllty dar am
restln' on yor. "
Jc < lR Wnxniii'i I'rovrrhq.
Detroit Free Press : It looks evvery now
an then cs of congrea dldont kno what It
wus tlmr for.
You cant plow a feuld with politicks.
What this country needs Iz a tarlf thai
noboddy cant find fait with.
The supply ov congressmen allus ecksceds
Unkcl Sam's word alnt ez good cz hla
Electln a man to congress dent make him
a Btutesmuu evvery time.
Youvo got to hav mlty .pharp oars-to hear
a ynnlvcrBlo cry for speeches from our
Judaslcarlotlsm alnt bin weeded out ov
OIlls holdln Iz a mlty sllpry holt fur a
drownln man to grab onto.
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