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THE ' COURIER
Mrs. W. C. Wittman entertained a few lady friends at a Columbian
tea at her residence, 1042 C street, last Thursday afternoon. The
houBe was tastefully decorated. The ladies found their positions at
the table by a duplicate flower and then they began to form as
many names as possible out of the word "Columbus." Mrs. Mc
Candless was the most succearf ul and received as a reward a Colum
bian souvenir spoon. Mrs. Samuel Whiting and Mrs. Will Meyer
received the booby prizes.
Mrs. F. A. Bartholomew celebrated the fifth birthday of her little
daughter Flora, Wednesday afternoon by entertaining a number of
her little friends in a delightful manner. The afternoon passed very
pleasantly with children's games and Flora was the recipient of
many pretty gifts from her young friends. Those present were Leah
Hopkins, Effa Barbor, Ruth Munger, Louise Lees, Eunice Regnier,
Harry White, John White, Frank Bartholomew, Harold Usher,
Thomas Usher and Harold Bowers.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Curtisse entertained a number of friends at
their pretty home, 923 C street, Tuesday evening. A very elaborate
tea was served at 6:30, after which high-five made the time pass very
quickly. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Morse, Mr. and Mrs
H. Zehrung, Mr. and Mrs. Travis, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Shepard.
The Aeolian Mandolin club gave a concert at the St. Paul M. E.
church Tuesday evening, under the direction of Franklin Eaton.
Among the selections rendered were a guitar duet and a banjo duet
by Mr. and Mrs. Eaton, "I Promise Thee" by Miss ElBie Young, ac
companied by Professor Frank. Miss Kate Scothorn gave a number
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Burlingfm spent the week in Omaha.
Mr. J. S. Bishop, Dr. Kerman and Dr. Graham left Thursday for
Clarke, where they will enjoy a few days shooting.
Dr. G. H. Peebles died Thursday morning; the funeral services
were held yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Clinton Briggs, of Omaha, who went home for a few days,
has again returned to this city and the Lincoln hotel.
Mrs. R. A. Perry entertained the Whist club last evening.
Mrs. Charles Hammond and son left Wednesday for California,
where they expect to spend several weeke.
Mr. Bert Wheeler, of Omaha, has been in Lincoln this week.
Miss Maym Smith, of Crawfordsville, Ind., who has been in this
city for some weeks the guest of Mrs. R. D. Muir, left for her home
Mr. J. A. Marshall has gone to Denver.
The largest and one of the most pleasant social events of the week
was that of Wednesday evenings when about eighty-five of the
friends of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Dorgan assembled at Eleventh and
0 streets and accompanied by the Lansing theater orchestra, took
cars for the penitentiary. The occasion was the anniversary of the
birthday of Mrs. Dorgan and with the aid of Warden and Mrs. Bee
mer the guests were enabled to give Mr. and Mrs. Dorgan a com
plete surprise. After a merry dance the company sat down to a
tempting luncheon in the guards dining-room. Daring the even
ing Mrs. Dorgan was presented with a beautiful set of gold lined
silver souvenir spoons.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Camp entertained the southern division of the
Lancaster County Farmer's club Wednesday of last week. After
partaking of a sumptuous dinner the meeting was called to order by
the president an J after the reading of the minutes ths following
program was carried out: Vocal duet by Mrs. Stevenson and Mr.
W. C. Blanchordjan interesting paper on "The Advantages of
Farm Life" by Mr. J. S. Temple. A recitation by Master Clarence
Camp, telling of the woes of the country boy when the city boy
visits him ; a song by Ada and Grace Sturdy and recitations by
Earnest and Mabel Camp; also songs by Miss Nellie Lownes and
Mr. Will Blanchard. An interesting paper on "Small Fruit" was
also read Mr. C. B. Camp and Mr. Sterns of Crete gave a long talk
on the fruit trees of Nebraska. Mrs. Temple read a paper on "Batter-Making."
The report of the ex-treasurer was then read and the
club was invited to meet with Mr. and Mrs. A. Greenameyer April
"March to search" is the old adage. It searches out any weakness
of the system, resulting from impure blood. Those who use Ayer's
SarsspariUa find March no more searching or even disagreeable than
any other month. This medicine is a wonderful invigorator.
The Funke opera house will undergo another chanie of manage
ment. F. M. Moore will, it is said, be the new manager, and there
are rumors of remodeling and interior improvements that will make
the Funke a very cosy and attractive theatre. The house will not
open until fall.
The sudden retirement of the. singerRev. Mr. Pierson brought
with him to this city to assist in the evangelistic meetings, has pro
voked considerable discussion, more especially among musical peo
ple. There was undeniably some ill feeling over the matter. The
lady herself got even through the newspapers.
Rumor has lately busied itself with a very high state official, a
widower of some years standing, connectinghis name in a most in
teresting manner with that of a young lady from a state somewhat
east of Nebraska, who has been visiting in Lincoln for the last few
months. There are frequent suggestions of an engagement, and a
large number of people are awaiting developments with decided
Much comment is heard in the various departments at the capitol
over the recent transfer of clerical assistants between the auditor's
office and the office of the deputy commissioner of labor and indus
trial statistics. Mrs. Packard, who by the way is a sister of Mr. A.
E. Cady, chairman of the republican state central committee, has for
seme time past been the deputy labor commissioner's assistant, and
some of the stories that are of more or less common report concern
ing this man's treatment of the lady in his office are docidedly pre
judicial to the commissioner's reputation as a gentleman. It is said
that the extraordinary hirsute development that he exhibits, giving
him the appearance of a grizzly bear, does but simple justice to his
character. If half of what is reported on good authority is true, he
is a tyrant and a boor. There have been complaints; but the officer
appears to be firmly entrenched in power, and beyond the reach of
proper discipline. A few weeks ago, however, Mrs. Packard was
given a place in the auditor's office, and one of the auditor's male
clerks was transferred to the commissioner's department, which is
accepted as a recognition of the commissioner's boorishness. The
latter has few friends in the state house, and some of the comments
on the personality and conduct of the man who apparently does not
know how to treat a lady are of a very definite and interesting
A few weeks ago The Courier cited the sudden disappearance of
a young man of wealthy family. His friends did not for some time
have the slightest idea where he had gone, and there has been much
speculation as to his whereabouts. A gentleman lately returned
from Texas states that the young man is, or was at the time, acting
as the treasurer of a museum in one of Texas' principal cities.
There is a report that between a certain well known gambling
room in this city and a certain equally well known local official there
' is a close and distinctly profitable connection.
Home talent is soon to have another chance at the public in the
form of a minstrel show to be given by the Lincoln Light Infantry
company at the Lansing theatre, April 17. This will be the third
minstrel performance given by the company, ana Frank Burr and
F. M. Moore and other leading spirits in this organization are giving
a great deal of time to the preparation of material for discharge Ap
ril 17. Last year, it will be remembered, there were some very pat
.allusions to local personages of more or less prominence, and some
of the original witticisms reflected considerable credit upon the
ability of the performers. In the forthcoming entertainment a great
many Lincoln people will be hit with telling effect. What are eu
phemistically known as the "gags" will be of such a character as to
arouse genuine interest Will 0Shea will introduce some new
things in his special line, and Frank Burr, Moore and Roes Curtice
will put on a musical act that will doubtless prove to be quite as
successful as their performance a year ago.
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