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and tbo burden of it all rests upon the consumer. Our government
is run at a great expense. A half a billion is needed every year,
which if divided between every man and woman would amount to 88
per capita. Of this our pension roll amounts to 8159,.T"i7,5"S yearly,
which is moro than the expense of keeping any one of the standing
armies of Europe. This is mostly collected from our import duties
and the poor man is paying the duties, lhe rich man does not con
sume in proportion to his income as does the poor man- -who with
the necessities of his large family uses up all he can earn. The
Wilson bill, by reducing tariff, proposes to relieve this evil and raise
the necessary funds by taxing the rich man's income. What it pro
poses is to levy levy a tax of 2 per cent, on all incomes of over 81,000
and 2 per cent on the net incomes of all corporations. This will be
enforced by heavy lines and penalties where deception or fraud is
discovered. The objections most generally urged aro that it legis
lates against a certain class. There is no tax not subject to thesame
objections. The government expends much more for the protection
of the rich than for the poor and it is but just that the rich
should pay more in return for its maintenance. The per
cent, of taxation can bo raised or lowered according to the neces
sities of the case. It is a barrier to socialistic tendencies tax
possessions rather than necessities equalizes the burdens of tax
and has the commendation of successful experience of England,
Prussia, Austria and Italy. Mrs. Wheeler vigorously urged many
arguments in opposition to the measure proposed and the discussion
was very general. A voto was taken before adjournment and it was
found that 14 favored the tax while 4 only opposed it.
Sorosis adjourned to meet April lGth with Mrs. Welch. Mrs. J.
E. Miller will discuss the Hawaiian situation.
Miss Kate Norman of St. Joseph, is the guest of Miss Mao Burr.
Mr. H. E. Mitchell of Duluth, a talented newspaper man, has been
made city editor of the Call.
Chancellor Canfield delivered an address in Y. M. C. A. hall last
evening entitled, "A Plain Talk to Plain People."
Professor L. A. Sherman, of the State university, has been appoint
ed a member of the faculty of the University of Chicago. He will
conduct two courses of study, one of Shakespere, during the sum
mer months. This appointment will not interfere with the "profess
or's work here.
Mr. George H. Carr, of Boston, was in town this week the guest of
Mr. Fred C. Howe.
Mrs. D. D. Muir of Denver, is in the city.
Monday evening a very pretty reception was given in honor of
Mrs. Bowen and Miss Stoner by the Y. W. C. A. at the residence of
Dr. and Mrs. Casebeer. The reception committee which occupied
the parlors at the foot of the stairs were Mesdames Bowen, Stoner,
Cochran, Underwood, VanBrunt, Adams, Fossler and Welch. A
room at the left was decorated with palms and the light was softened
by green shades. Here punch was served by Mrs. Hurlbut, Mrs.
Pitcher, Mrs. Tilton, Mrs. Lees, Miss Barr, Miss Clark, Miss Winger.
The colors in the dressing room were crimson and cream in recogni
tion of the university and made a most effective combination. Mrs.
Preston and Mrs. Thompson presided at the tea table and were
.assisted in serving the guests by Misses Hardy, Helwig, Weaver,
Jeanette, Mary Underwood, Charlotte Clark and Ruby Jones. It
was with great regret that Mrs. Bowen's friends said good by to her
when she left for her new home in Ypsilanti, Mich. She has been
one of the most willing of workers in all church movements and as
president of the Y. W. C. A. she did much to give a definite purpose
to the work. Her place will be hard to till. Miss Stoner is a
pleasant woman and will soon be known to Lincoln through her
work in the cooking school and the day nursery.
Mr. and Mrs. Macfarland gave a small card party Friday evening
or Mrs. Muir of Denver.
Mrs. W. C. Wilson's card party on Thursday evening was a very
pleasant affair. There were eleven tables and the delightful uncer
iainty of progressing or not progressing gave the usual interest to
the entertainment. The honors, a beautiful dolyei and a silk
umbrella were won by Mrs. Carl Funke and Mr. W. A. Green, re
spectively. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Perry. Mr. and
Mrs- N. C. Abbott, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Nissley, Mr. and Mrs. Moore,
Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Burr, Mr. and Mrs.
Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Holmes,Mr.
and Mrs. Hawley, Mr. and Mrs. Fawell, Mr. and Mrs. Oakley, Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Funko, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. A. S.
Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Green, Mr. and Mrs E. D. Green, Mr.
and Mrs. Burnham, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Hargreaves, Miss Prico, Miss
Hawley, Miss Miller, Miss Harris. Mrs. Muir of Denver, Mr. Cook,
Mr. Wright, Mr. Harwood. f
The musicale given y the Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity at the
residence of Miss Lottie Whedon last Saturday evening was a most
delightful affair. The university and fraternity colors were beauti
fully displayed in the reception and dining rooniH. An excellent
program was given. In addition to the members of the fraternity
there was a large number of invited guests.
At the presentation of "Panjandrum by DoWolf Hopper's com
pany at the Lansing last night there was a theater party given in
honor of Miss Price and Miss Miller of Chicago. The party included
ed: Dr. Charles E. Spahr, Miss Price, Mr. Frank C. Zohrung, Miss
Miller, Mr. W. F. Kelley, Miss Bertie Burr, Mr. Charles L. Burr,
Miss Anne Funk and Dr.and Mrs. C. F. Ladd. There was a luncheon
after the play given by Dr. and Mrs. Ladd.
Edouard Kemenyi writes the following characteristic letter to Mr.
Howell, director of the Conservatory of Music: Minneapolis, Minn.
April 4, 1894. My Dear Mr. Howell : It is just one week to-day
that I rushed like an uninvited avalanche into your good house and
conservatory at the same time. My heart absolutely dictates to me
to write to you a few words of heartfelt thanks for your kindnesr,
and your wife's kindness shown to me during my tooshort stay, (too
short for me) under your hospitable roof. Please present my best
regards to all the inmates of the conservatory, and tell them not to
forget too soon the old fiddler who is not so bad as he looks. With
best love, Your affectionate friend,
The Empire is the most enthusiastic of dancing clubs. Members
of the club have had their fortnightly balls all winter, Lent not ex
cepted, and now have a plan on foot to continue them through the
summer months. The Lansing hall will be exchanged for the Burl
ington Beach pavilion. The latter is a pieasant place for a summer
dance while the water, the music and the shadowy lights all lend a
glamur to the scene. The Empire has announced a ball for this
The cotillion given by the Patriarchs Wednesday evening was a
very pleasant and successful function. The hall was elaborately
decorated with banners and palms and oriental rags. Lieutenant
Pershing and Miss Clark led, and the figures were very pretty. Per
haps the most effective was the sword figure. In this the ladies
.passed under two long lines of glittering swords. To lead a cotill
ion successfully grace and dignity and patience and skill "in extenso"
are necessary. Lieutenant Pershing possesses all these and the cotill
ion was a brilliant affair. The following were present : Messrs.
and Mesdames C. H. Gere, R. O. Phillips, C.G. Dawes, L. C. Rich
ards, S. H. Burnham 1 1. M. Raymond, A. S. Raymond, W. B. Ogden.
J. D. Macfarland, Mrs. N. S. Harwood, Miss Harwood 3Irs. D. D.
Muir, of Denver; Misses Weston, Pound, Underwoo, Clark, Bertie
Clark, Baird, Hardy, Wells, Miller, Harris, Mr. D. G. Wing,
Mr. M.I. Aitkin, Mr. Emery Hardy, Mr. Will Stull; Mr. G.
M. Lambertson, Mr. Dawes, Mr. Hanna, Mr. Cooke, Prof. Owens,
Prof. White, Mr. Raymond, Prof. Ward.
Hunger is the only excuse the democracy can offerfor its existence
as an organization.
The April skies bend softly down.
The sun shines warm and bright;
The cows will be "tied loose" in town
About tomorrow night.
For garden seeds I've blown my tin,
A ten or thereabout,
And what the cattle don't tramp in
The chickens will scratch out.
Mrs. Languish. "Tired! Oh, so tired all the time'" Mrs. Smart
"Well, so I used to be until I began to take Ayer'a Sarsaparilla as a
spring medicine, and now I don't know what it is to have that tired
feeling. Try it, my dear; only be sure you get Ayer'a."