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BJBts of thiB year's "buds,' and this is the first attempt in tho way of
entertaining their friends. Each member contributed some of her own
handiwork to tho supper, which was excellent Dancing was kept
up until quite late. Miss McKenna, Miss Kountze, Miss Kohlsaat
and Miss Oliver wero.the only young women present, not members
of the club, that wero invited.
Tho Mandolin Club concert, a benefit to Prof. Sartorius given last
Friday night at Boyd's theatre, was a great success. Tho playing
was unusuallysatisfactory as was proven by thonumber of encores, and
tho houso was a crowdod and representative one. Tho Omaha
Wheel club had tho six upper boxes, all decorated with their colors,
while tho Omaha Guards, in full uniform, occupied tho lower left
hand boxes, and sat under a canopy of tho stars and stripes.
Mrs. J. Adams Smith, wife of Paymaster Smith of tho navy, spent
several days last week at the Paxton as tho guest of Miss Dewey.
Capt. E. II. Crowder will leavo for Columbus Barracks on Wed
nesday to be gone about ten days.
Lieut. A. G. C. Quay returned last week from Washington.
Miss Webster expects to leave on Monday for Annapolis and the
east; Bho will bo away during tho months of Juno and July.
Mr. Ilickson of Chicago is tho guest of Mr. Paul Ilorbach.
Miss Rinehart, of Plooinfield, 111., the fianco of Lieut. Leonard M.
Prince, is a guest at Fort Omaha.
Cal and Mrs. Pratt and Miss Margaret Pratt expect to leavo town
shortly for their summer homo at Bennington.
Mrs. Ezra Millard, Miss Millard, and Miss Helen Millard will
leavo Omaha next Tuesday for New York, enrouto for Europe.
Mrs. Millard and her daughters expect to spend a year at least on
the other sido of tho water.
Miss Kountze, Miss Oliver and Miss Kohlsaat make up tho merry
party that will leave for the east on Wednesday, Miss Kountze hav
ing taken a cottage at Kennebunkport for tho summer.
Miss Barnard expects to spend the month of Juno visiting friends
in Davenport, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tupper Wyman entertained twelve at dinner on
Friday evening in honor of Miss Puinphrey.
Mrs. Boyd of Chicago is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Wm. S Morris.
Rumor has it that the charming and petite brunette, who was tho
guest this -winter in an army family and has but lately returned to
-her home, did not leave Omaha heart wholo and fancy free; that
the engagement is soon to be announced, the happy man being
prominently connected in business with one of the largest institu
tions in our junior city.
Last Friday evening quite a number of intimato friends gave Mrs.
Joseph Barker a very jolly surprise party. It was in commemoration
of that lady's sixtieth birthday and the gifts of flowers, glass and
silver were both handsome and numerous. All had a royally good
time and the following evening surprised in the same manner Mrs.
J. N.H Patrick.
Prior to the hop at the post last Friday evening, Lieut and Mrs.
Benham entertained at dinner Mrs. Webster, Mrs. Abercrombie.
Miss Jones, Miss Bartlett, Dr. McElderry, Lieut. Penn, Lieut. Book
miller and Lieut Prince.
It is with the greatest regret that I learn that before this time
next month. Omaha will lose one of her most delightful couples
from the army circles. Captain James Ayres has been ordered from
this department to Governor's Island, New York harbor, where he
will tako tho station of recorder of the army fortification board.
Many aro tho regrets expressed at the loss of these charming people,
and it will be a long time before they are forgotten by their hosts of
friends in Omaha.
Mrs. William S. Worth returned to Fort Omaha last week bring
ing her sister, Mrs. Abram E. Wood with her. Mrs. Wood will make
her homo with Mrs. Worth for some time.
A rather amusing story has just come to my ears, the heroine of
which is a very well known young woman in Omaha of considerable
social importance. There was a circuB in town and the young
woman in question, who is a reporter on one of our leading papers
and nothing if not most desirous of getting tho choicest morsels for
her paper, was assigned to "do the show."' Miss X started at once and
took the first motor car for tho grounds; at tho very next corner the
most important man of tho show, tho ono man of all others that she
most desired to see the clown made up with tho proverbial red
wig, whitewashed face and Mother Hubbard trousers, and with a
crowd of yelling urchins at his heels, boarded tho same car. Hero
was tho opportunity of a lifetime and notwithstanding the many
smiling faces around her she beckoned to tho strangely gotten up
individual to tako tho seat beside her. After explaining her mission
questions flew thick and fast and many notes wero taken; in fact
the stranger made himself so agreeable that upon suddenly looking
up our fair heroine discovered that thy had passed tho huge tent
many blocks back, so they decided to go to the end of the line and
then return. Many were the amused countenances that noticed
this ill-mated pair, but tho young lady said it was great fun and that
she didn't mind it in the leaat, aud what is moro she got the in
formation sho went after. Surely newsgetting makes strango
acquaintances for us all.
Col. Bates left Fort Omaha on Monday for St. Paul to be present
at the trial of Lieut. Maney.
In honor of Miss Kohlsaat and Miss Willard, Miss McClelland in
vited several friends in for afternoon tea on Saturday.
Miss Hall of Minneapolis, is the guest of Miss Doane.
On Monday evening next, the Thurston rifles will have their flag
presentation and grand military ball at the coliseum. The Omaha
guards and Dodge Light guards of Council Bluffs will assist in the
ceremony. Tho three above named companies will assemble at the
corner of Douglas and Fifteenth streets at 7.15 and preceeded by the
Fort Omaha band, march out to the coliseum building, where after
guardmounting, a drill by each company separately, and a gatling
gun drill by the Omaha guards, the entire command will be drawn
up in battlion formation on parade, and the colors turned over to
the Thurstons. Gen. Cowin will make the presentation speech and
tho beautiful flag, which was donated to the company by its many
lady friends, will bo received by the Rev. Dr. Butler, chaplain of the
organization. A ddresses will also be made by the Hon. John M.
Thurston and Major Bern is. After" the milirary exercises dancing
will be indulged in until a late hour.
OUGHT TO WORK BOTH WAYS.
"Cyrus,' she said, reluctantly, "I don't think I would make a good
wife for a poor man.' -
"Then you'd make a mighty poor wife for a good man," replied
Cyrus, grabbing his hat.
GIVING IT A TRIAL.
A bald eagle carried off a bottle of hair restorer from Perry ville,
Hoods Pills become the favorite cathartic with everyone who tries