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It rumor is correct in its statements, tho young women are happy
over the grospect of a dining room exclusively for tho uso of the
gentler sex, where lunches may bo given and suppers perved after
the theatre. There is also to be a root garden, where on warm sum
mer evenings there will be music. In fact our now club is to be as
elegant as the most fastieious could desire. The membership in the
last six months has increased fifty per cent.
THE AMERICAN DOLLAR SIGN.
Tuesday evening the Omaha Guards gave a very jolly hay ride out
to the Florence water works where dancing wes indulged in a picas
time enjoyed by all.
General and Mrs Dandy and Miss Dandy leave next wees for
Mr. and Mrs. William Morris spent this week at Calhoun, as the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilbur.
Mrs. Morseman and sons left on Wednesday for Mount Clement,
Mrs. Arthur Smith is spending a month at her father's beautiful
home at Baookline, Mats.
The marriago of Miss Pomphrey, who is eo pleasantly remembered
in Omaha, to Mr. Clapp, of Knoxville Tennesssee. will occur at the
Mhe engagement of Miss Maud Wadleigh, of Clinton, Iowa, to Mr.
Charles King Barton, is announced.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Bennett, Miss McKenna and Mr. M. Wilson
returned Saturday L-om Hot Springs in Manager Burt's private car.
Mr. Edward Smith of St. Joseph, spent Sunday in Omaha, the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Yates.
Mrs. Lewis S. Heed, and family and Miss Mabel Balcombe spent
the past week at Hot Springs.
General Cowan and family expect to move into their new home
the old Woodman house, the first of the month.
Mr. Henry W. Yates, Hallie Yates, Mr. Joseph Barker, Joe BarK
er, Mr. John Collins and Mr. Algernon Patrick left on Monday for a
fishing and hunting trip up to the northern part of Wyoming.
WESTERN ASSOCIATION STANDING.
Following is the standing of the Western Association clubs up to
and including Thursday's games:
w. l. p.c w. l. p.c.
St. Joseph 40 32 55.6 Peoria 37 34 52.1
Rock Island- 38 32 545 Jacksonville -37 34 52.1
Omaha 39 33 54.2 DesMoines 34 37 47.9
Lincoln 37 33 525 Quincy 22 49 31.0
F. E. Voelker has moved his stock of furs from the Y. M. C. A.
building to the north-east corner of Twelfth and X streets where he
will bo glad to serve all of his old customers and many new ones.
Where is the best place to buy pure Jersey cream? At Central
Milk Depot, 134 south Eleventh Btreet.
For old fashioned cottage cheese, try the Central Milk Depot 134,
See Sisler Before ordering Ice Cream, he can save you money.
133 south 12th street. Phone 630.
An exchange which has been looking up tho matter, presents
five theories of tho origin of the dollar mark (8), they being sel
ected from about twenty more or less plausable solutions:
1. That it is a combination of U. S., the initials of United
2. That it is a modification of tho figure 8, tho dollar being
formerly called a "pieco of eight."
3. That it is derived from a representation of tho Pillars of
Hercules, consisting of two neodlo-liko towers or pillars connec
ted with a scroll. Tho old Spanish coins marked with tho pillar
device wore frequently referred to as "pillar dollars."
4. That it is a combination of "II. S.," tho ancient Roman
mark of money unit.
5. That it is a combination of P. and S. from peso dura, sig
nifying "hard dollar." In Spanish accounts peso is contracted
by writing the S over tho P and placing it after tho sum.
According to ono writer, tho symbol of tho dollar is a mono
gram of the letters "V. S." and "J," tho dollar being originally a
"thaler coined in tho valley of Saint Joachim, Bohemia and known
as a "Joachim thaler, and the monogram tho initials of the words
"Valley Saint Joachim."
The editor of Tlie London Whitehall Itevieic, a very able writer;
in giving his opinion of "Reason Number 3," as given above,
says, "The American symbol for dollar is taken from the Spanish
dollar, and the origin of tho sign, of course must bo looked for in
associations of Spanish coiiib. On the reverse sido of the Spanish
dollar is a representation of the Pillars of Hercules, and around
each pillar is a scroll with the inscription 'plus ultra.' This de
vice in the course of time has degenertaod
into the sign which it present stands for
America as well as Spanish dollars '8,' Tho scroll around the
pillars represents tho two serpents sent by Juno to destroy Her
cules in his cradle."
"We carry a complete lino of watches both American and foreign
made," said Mr. Hallett, the well known jeweler at 11 Ki O when
questioned by the Courier man concerning his watch departement.
"Our trade on watches has grown to 6uch porportions that we
hav to keep constantly replenishing our stock; henco none of our
watches are kept long in stock This fact is one which it
would pay buyers to keep in mind, as tho price of a watch a year
ago is much larger than tho same watch today.
Wo carry a complete lino of solid and gold filled cases, and solid
and plated silver. The gold filled case is coming into common
use, as it has been proved to be durable which was the main objection
to it first. Wa sell quito a lot of solid gold cases also.
The Eolid silver case sells about tho best going. Wo have a full
lino of mevements and can suit any and all."
"Do you do repairing?" Yes we make a speciality of it. Have two
men working all the time at repairing, and engraving etc. We
employ only expert workmen and can henco gnarntee our work. Wo
get so much of it to do, thus enabling us to keep busy, that wo can
do repairing at very reasonable prices. Fred is kept busy most of tho
timo doing engraving, of which we get a considerable amount to
On the whole we consider Mr. Hallett's ono of tho neatest,
brightest and best places of business in the city. This conclusion
we did not como to harshly, but after a thorough investigation.
E. Sisler. Wholesale Ice Cream and fruit ices. New location, at
133 south 12 St. Phone 630.
Don't forget Sislek's new quarters when wanting anything in the
Ice Cream line. 133 south 12th street. Phone 630.
It you order your ice of the LINCOLN ICE CO., you will get
prompt service, courteous treatment and pure ice. 1040 O street.
Fresh country milk at Central MilK Depot, 134, south 11.
Pants made to order at Hcblbct & Co's 118, north 11.
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