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Lulu Shears at the Lincoln hotel.
C. M. Carter of Columbus, Ohio, formerly deputy commissioner
of public lands and buildings under tho Hon. John Steon, was in the
city this week. Mr. Carter enjoyed much popularity during his
residence in Lincoln, and his visits are always a source of pleasure
to his old time friends.
The military encampment at Bur
lington beach came to an end Monday.
The encampment did not awaken as
much interest, socially, as wasexpectcd.
It is a long way out to tho beach, and
there's lots of dust in between, and for
--'"," the most part the city people stayed in
the city, and the soldier boys in camp. Owing to tho extremo hot
- weather and the dust camp life was not particularly pleasant, and it
is a fact that tho men went home in anything but a happy frame of
mind. The encampment wasn't, in any sense, a hilarious success.
Society in these waning August days shows some faint 3igns of look
ing up a little. There are actually two or three rather large affairs
in prospect which are expected to materialize before the opening of
the state fair. Now that there is a general acceptanco of the fact
that there is to be no cessation of the hard times in Nebraska owing
to local causes, there is some discussion as to the effect of the con
tinued depression on society. One can only judgo of tho future by
the past. Last winter was in many respects tho gayest season Lin
coin has seen in several years, and it has been a long time since busi
ness conditions were so generally discouraging. Probably there were
not so many elegant private receptions and dances; but there was
a largely increased activity in the way of clubs and more or less in
formal gatherings. Many persons belonged to three or four clubs,
and these kept them busily occupied. The coming season will be a
repition of last season in this respect. Clubs will bo popular, pos
sibly more popular than over before. Tbo Patriarchs. Empire and
Pleasant Hour clubs will manifest their usual spirit and there is a
promise of one or two new dancing clubs. Dancing which last year
was so popular that it became almost epidemic, will undoubtedly
continue its hold on young and old alike. Everybody will dance,
from the promising bud and callow youth to the most mature, and
Terpichoro will be a constant relief for those who want to get away
from business cares.
Fred Loomis, of Omaha, well-known in this city, has connected
himself with the advertising department of The Call.
I. M. Raymond returned Saturday after an absence of several
weeks, spent in Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois.
G. M. Lambertson has returned from the cast.
Ben Wheeler, of Omaha, was in town this week.
Frequently there comes from Chicago tales of inebrity among
society people, and women especially, that indicate a decided
departure from that provincialism that has been supposed to
obtain in the lake city. Chicago people are getting on, it would
seem. "Saunterer"' in Town Topics says: "If recent rumors are
to be believed, ray perspicacious and inordinately wealthy friend,
Dr. Leslie E. Keeley, of Dwight, Illinois, ought soon to open a
special annex to his famous institute for tho reception and treat
ment of Chicago society women. One of the latest candidates for
graduation at the anti-alcoholic academy, I hear, isa famous leader,
somewhat ilorid in complexion, who is generally supposed to be
visiting friends in the east, her daughter, an exceptionally charming
girl, having been sent on a trip south, while the always faithful
husband is the guest of one of the leading hotels while awaiting the
return of his spouse at such a time as Dr. Keeley may decide tho
alcoholic demon to have been effectually cast out of her. When in
ordinary health the fair sufferer has been known to boast of her
ability to absorb a bottle of whisky in an afternoon, so that if the
Dwight worker of miracles should succeed in allaying her thirst he
will really havo something to bo proud of.'"
C. W. Eckerman, who has for some time past been looking after
the business interests of The Coukiek, left this week for his home
in Washington, Iowa, where he will remain some time, returning
next month to continue his work at the State university. He is
6uccceeded on The Coukiek by Lute Morse, for the past five or
six years connected with the business management of the Call.
Miss Gertruda Chambers, who has
Shears, has returned to Omaha.
been visiting Miss Lulu
W. F. Kelley is being generally congratulated on his engagement
to Miss McCIane, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
The Lansing theater management look to the society peoplo to
bestow favor on Mre. James Brown Potter and Kyrlo Bellow, and
management will hardly be disappointed. A brilliant house is
A number of Lincoln people will go up to Omaha to see John Drew
in "Butterflies"' next week.
A. K. Andriano, of Omaha, will spend Sunday in this city.
Mr. Bryan is expected Home from Washington in a few days.
Judge Strode has gone to Hot Springs, S. D.
Will Johnson visited in Omaha this week.
The Pleasant Hour club tendered a complimentary dance to the
Empire and the Patriarchs at Burlington beach last evening.
The Misses Lambertson aro at the Lincoln hotel.
Miss Nellie White spent Sunday at Grand Island.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Houtz spent Sunday in Omaha the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Kelly.
II. R. Corbett, of York, the candidate for the county superin ten
dency, was at the .uindell Sunday.
The most popular new dance is the "Amsterdam,' a stately and
graceful dance which begins with the minuet movements and then
changes to a step not unlike a schottische and gradually ending In a
E. E. Gillispie returned Tuesday from a trip to California and the
Miss Alice McGuire, of Audubon, la., is visiting in this city.
Hon. J. C.Allen, secretary of state, returned Monday from a visit
to Illinois, While absent he had the pleasure of seeing real water
falling from real clouJs.
C. Y. Smith's frequent visits to Omaha have caused many
Lincoln young ladies to weep. We may be able to chronicle another
engagement sometime in the near future.
Omaha has a great attraction for Mr. Will A. Johnson.
Miss Bessie Hulett of Omaha has been the guest of Miss Miss Park Garoatte left Monday for eastern Kansas.