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ociety « This week has he a an exceptionally dull one, and from all indications it will Vie at least June before any big affairs will be given. The attention of society was devoted to the Overaml Minstrels, and theater box parties galore were given both nights. la was the oify large event of the week, and informal affairs were few and far betweeen. The majority of the numerous card clubs are disbanding for the season, and nearly all the social clubs have already disbanded. The Union club dance last night was not a large affair. There are rumors of several marriages to come, the engagements not yet an nounced. in which several only daugh ters figure, and one from a whole family of girls. The Foster-dark affair, while still of great interest, is not so widely discussed since it became known ; t would be a strictly home affair. A Pleasant Evening'. On Tuesday evening of this week Dewey lodge, No. 256. F. F. of A., en joyed a fine literary and musical pro gramme. This was the first lodge to be named Dewey, and when notified of the fact he sent them a courteous letter of acknowledgement. The first of the evening was devoted to the following programme, preceded by a few remarks from Fraternal Mast'.' Mrs. Laura Clark: Music—Mrs. Perron. Address, Good of the Order—Dr. T. A. Crigg. Recitation— Miss Dunkle. Instrumental solo—Miss Lela Forman. Recitation—Miss Ferguson. Selection—Ribbon Mandolin club. Recitation—Miss Annie O'Brien. Instrumental solo—Miss Lulu Atkins. Recitation—Mrs. Hynes. Vocal solo—Miss Kltto. Recitation— G eorge Palmer. Instrumental solo—Miss Mary Mc Mann. Violin solo—Miss Welch. Vocal solo—Master Proders. (The hit of the evening.) When the programme was finished Rev. Noftsinger was called upon to present for the lodge a beautiful silver pickle castor and tongs to the past fra ternal master. S. W. Jackson. This he did in a very pleasing speech. Mr. Jackson made a short response, promis ing to say more later on. as the surprise bad taken away his breath. Then the ladies served fine refresh ments, and a general good time was enjoyed tint il a late hour. Romantic Marriage. Quite a romance is attached to the marriage of Dr. F. A. Ironside to Miss Emma A. Krantz Thursday evening. The young couple met only last Easter morning for the first time, and it was a case of love at first sight. The young lady was one of the prettiest Butte girls, and the doctor is very popular here. The ceremony was performed at the room of Dr. Ironside in the Curtis block, Judgt Nelson officiating. A banquet a: the Whatley cafe on Main street fol lowed. A number of friends witnessed the ceremony. Jones-Scott. Thursday night Mrs. Lulu Scott and Sam Jones were united in marriage at the residence of the bride, IT East Iron street. A number of friends witnessed the ceremony. After it was concluded n wedding feast was enjoyed. The Rennick Box Parties. Thursday evening Dr. Rennick gave a box patty, occupying the two lower boxes at the Grand. After the perform ance a delightful supper was enjoyed in Will Clark's apartment. His guests were: Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Heslet, Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Lauzier, Dr. and Mrs. 1. 1). Freund, Miss Adah Roberts, Miss Mabel Foster. Miss Le Beau, Miss Hat tie Young, Messsrs. W. A. Clark, Jr., T -mpleman, Mangam. Society Personals. Mrs. A. S. Christie, president of the Associated Charities, will leave soon for the east. She intends taking a summer course at Chautauqua in sketching front nature and still life. Mr. Christie and the elder son, Collins, will go to Europe lor tlie summer, while the younger chil dren will stay with Mrs. Christie. Miss Helen Lavelle. who has been the guest of Butte friends, returned to her home in Spokane this week. Rev. H. C. Rorgin. of St. Paul's M. E. church, left yesterday for a month's visit in Louisville. Kentucky. He goes to attend a meeting of the national church extension board. E. F. Staebler and family have gone to Ypsi'anti, Michigan, for the benefit of Mr. Staebler's health. Miss Lucille Thornton arrived here this week from New York city and will bp the guest of her sister. Mrs. James W. V Doings of the Woman WolRs From All Over the Sta-te. V Foibi «. uhiie her >. Miss l'hor »ton is a so ciet v favori te in Butte. Mrs George E. lockwooi has returned t'l oui an exti tide 1 visit t o tl e coast, \n here s h e \\ as accompa nil d by her fat hr l . John Gap ice. Mr. and M, s. .1 erry Mu lins have re turnet from a bri f v isit t > Gal ifornia. Mr. and Mr «. F Kelly r •turn ed Tin s ray 1 rom a trip to Den*. er a nil New M exie o. M r. k.'llf y has do cidei to leave futle for the ben eft of it s he tllh, and v ill I Kale in La. Vi,-as. Or. . D. Ft und ret urned Mon lav from •i six weeks' \ isit in Nc w Y orh . Miss Vi via Mar 1«. who has been tbe £U St of her sist er. Mrs. Se vail W. Davis for se\ era! months. left with her mot ht r. Mrs. Mat ks. of J own «end, for Pa «ad ma. las t S today. She goes for the b 'nefit of h • health. Enter tained by 2V [vs. Wagner. On Thürs da y a f tornnon t il . Ladies' Aid S «•iety oî tin Grace M. E churt h. P out h Butte. nu t with Mrs. Wagner at bet oo:u'no dieu * and de Ib-dit ful home o*.i H? rrison ; ven tie. Moi ' th: n thirty ptrsoi s were pr s ent. The reg t'ar rou tire t f busin 'SS was atte mied to, and plans made for pushing t he w.rk of the ft tir to b ' h id .1 une nth and 6th. The lunch an i SO in.! com erse indulged in at these m eetines after } pp e upper tunit> for the de\ eiopmem of neighbor lend social:!!' tv. A pi easing i rtcld •nt o'- nt cf.ed with the meetii tg was the baptism of the two little children or Mrs. Put sr. Miss Roberts Entertains. Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Adah Reb el ts entertained a few friends at lunch ei n. Her guests were Mrs. MeCrimmon, Mrs. F. W. Holbrook. Mrs. W. B. Ham ilton. Mrs. Reed and Miss Ilatttie Young. For Miss Robbins. This afternoon Miss Duke is enter taining at cards at her apartments in the Dorothy. The guest of honor is Miss Robbins, who wil! in this manner cele brate her birthday. McGill Bowling Party. Tuesday morning M. McGill gave a bowling party for Miss Shores of Great Falls. Those present were Mrs. Shores of Great Fails. Miss Shores of Great Falls, Mrs. Lavell and Miss Helen La vell of Spokane, Mrs. Cullin and the Misses Cullin of Helena. Mrs. Geoffrey Lauzier and Mrs. H. O. Wilson. Well Attended dtfhist Party. 'Tuesday evening the most successful whist party of the season was given by ihe members of the Degree of Honor. Faithful lodge No. 37. There were 120 people playing, thirty tallies holding four each being used. The players were en couraged by the ones who looked on. It was progressive whist, the kind in which you can talk if you want to. Mrs. Sarah Burke finally captured the first prize for ladies, a cut glass bon bon dish. Mrs. Joe Mulvehill won the second, a dainty \ase, and Mrs. Grey took the booby home. Otis Johnson won the first prize for gentlemen. Mr. Ferguson the second, and his wife took the booby, she having played with the men. After the prizes were given out, a fine supper was served by the ladies of the lodge. A Social Evening. A New England. Dinner. M iss Nina Farrell of Centerville in vited a number of her friends to attend ft New England dinner at her home on mm MISS PEARL HANSEN. Mount street, last Tuesday evening. Last week at a luncheon one' of her ft tends remarked that when it came to pink teas young girls shone now-a-days but when it came to good, substantial food, they knew nothing of the modus operandi. So she invited them to at tend a dinner, all of which would be cooked by herself. No young people but married couples were invited. Baked beans, ginger biead, crullers, baked apples, Washing ton pie, Boston brown bread, and all the delicacies our forefathers used to eat made up the menu. The dinner hour was fixed at six, and it was nearly eight when the guests left the table Miss Farrell was given a hearty vote of thanks, and asked to repeat the t tuPYrainment in the near future. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Farrell. Mr. and Mils. P. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. tins Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Paxton, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Browne. Mr. und Mrs. T. Trelier. Mr. and Mrs. Hod g ns. Mr. and Mrs. Saxton, Mr. and Mrs. Chapman. The Gondoliers. The rehearsals for the grand produc tion of "The Gondoliers'] are going on successfully and in addition to study ing. the participants have a good time, bast rehearsal they had refreshments and ended with a dance. The best local talent will participate, and the society girls of Butte are to form the chorus tor the most part. The costumes will be Italian peasants, and ail will be ordered from New York. There will be about fifty tiny children in a Spanish dance and in a grand bal let. The S Iver Bow Glee club will to a man assist in the production. The music of the opera is very tuneful, and the choruses and ensembles striking. Talent fiom Centerville, Walke ville, Meader vi'le and South Butte will participate. There are now over sixty in the chorus. Many cannot att nd every rehearsal, as they are taking part in the Overland Minstrels, but when that is over they will be able to pay strict attention. Re hearsal« are to be at S in the evening every Tuesday and Thursday. Jones Card Party. Mrs. Charles Jones of Walkerville en tertained informally at cards on Mon day evening. The first prize, a Royal Worcester plate, was won by Mrs. Frank Ayers: the second, a cut class almond dish, was won by Mrs. Theodore Wag ner. The consolation prize, Kipling's "Barrack- Room Ballads." was won by Mrs. J. K. Cousins. The game played was progressive hearts, and the efforts get rid of the hearts occupied the evening until eleven o'clock. Then prizes were given and a| luncheon en joyed. Those in attendance were: Mr. and J>-s. Charles Jones, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Ayers. Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Wagner. Mr. •and Mrs. J, K Cousins, Ml' and Mrs. Joseph Adama. Mr. and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Will Albertson, Mrs. Schuyler. Met at Mrs. Steiner's. The Germans of Meaderville who meet on Sunday night to drink coffee and en joy genuine German delicacies passed a pleasant evening last Sunday at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Steiner. They were to have met with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schmidt, but Mrs. Schmidt was called away to Great Falls by the illness of her mother. As she is much better, the club will meet with her next Sunday night. The gathering Sunday night was stein party, each one bringing their own stein, the hostess supplying the contents and eatables, all of German Weiner wursts, sauer kraut, nickel, cheese and other dainties were enjoyed, midnight before the merrymakers de parted. Those present were: Mr. and MW?. Hans Steiner, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Muel ler, Mr. and Mrs. Hanz Bettner, Mr. arid M. Pitt. Mr. and It origin, pumper substantial was after Mrs. Gus Heimann, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Myer, Prof, and Mrs. Kochener, Mr. and Mrs. John Rodenbeck, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Beck, Carl Schmidt, Miss Minnie Stein, Mias Mueller, Miss Lucille Bittner, Carl Beck, Harry Berger, Max Stnel, Jack Roder gir. For Mies Neale. Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. T. M. Gor don, of Walkerville, gave a luncheon complimentary to Miss Neal of Chicago, who is her guest. Covers were laid for sixteen. The color scheme was yellow and the dishes used were of white unit gilt. The table looked like a sun nimbus, the yellow tone being carried out In spring flowers, narcissus, tulips and llllies, and in fruits, grape fruits and oranges. The Ices were of the same hue, and served in the form of a blossom. The name cards all bore yellow blos soms, and were the work of a local ar tist. The guests were: Miss Neale, Miss Kitty Goodale, Miss Huges, Miss NllUe Huges, Miss Clara Kartell, Miss Nan ette Baroteau, Miss Hepacla Bloodgooil, Miss Fair, Miss Alice Hunter, Miss Rat tie McIntyre, Miss Jessie Lacey, Miss Tina Oleson, Mjss Nettle Alto, Miss Gor don. Miss Dorothy Symes, Miss Mattie Say wer. The Nemow Club. The Nemow club enjoyed one of the most delightful meetings of the season at the residence of Mrs. M. Slater, 20S North Crystal on Tuesday afternoon. In addition to the regular members a num ber of guests were present. The usual embroidery work was done and Just a wee bit of card playing was enjoyed, principally the Instruction of the club in a new game of solataire. Mrs. Slater served delicious refresh MISS CAROLINE THORNTON. meats when the day's regular pro gramme was concluded. Among those present were Mrs. F. A. Gilbert, Mrs. John McMurray, Mrs. Swineburn, Mrs. James Patterson, Mrs. Kellogg, Mrs. J. L. Holmes, Mrs. John Lindsay, Mrs. M. Slater, Mrs. Jesse Warded. Swedish Pastor Surprised. Rev. and Mrs. August Gustafson of the Swedish church were pleasantly enter tained Saturday evening by their con gregation and a host of friends who as sembled at the church. The affair was occasioned by the re turn of the pastor from a ten weeks' absence, during which he has been en gaged in an evangelistic tour extending throughout several of the northwestern states. After a hymn had been sung, Rev. J. P. Ahleen of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Spoke in behalf of the occasion, warmly commending upon the success which the church had experienced which was large ly due to the brotherly love existing be tween the pastor and his church. Fol lowing. a few speeches were given by members present, after which Mr. Gus tafson was presented with a purse con taining about $50 in gold as a- further token of esteem and gratitude for his service in the past, and with the hopes that he may remain to carry on the good work. Tn his response, the pastor with a few touching words of gratiutde. earnestly held forth the necessity of being loyal to God. and in unity with the church: that his earnest desire was to see souls brought to the cross of Jesus Christ. The remainder of the evening was spent in a social manner, music was ren dered, and refreshments served. Rev. Gustafson has had charge of th« work in Butte for about two years, and during that time has proven himself as a "man for the place." The Work is yet in its infancy, but in a normal condition spiritually. As a result of his untiring efforts, per severence and winning way, a beautiful church structure stands at the corner of Dakota and Porphyry streets, point ing its spire heaven-ward to Him who died to save all men. A Rarebit Party. On Monday night, after witnessing a performance at the Grand opera house. Mrs. Owen Payton took her guests to th» Butte hotel, where a rarebit supper and accessories was enjoyed. Those in the party were: Mr. and Mrs. Owen Pay ton, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Russell. Mr. and Mrs. Manton, Mr. and Sirs. M. J. Con nors. Miss Sloan's Box Party. Mrs. Sloan gave a box party on Mon day evening, having for guests Mrs. Black, Mrs. Ellis. Miss Llewellyn and Miss Dorothy Supernant. After the play a supper was enjoyed by the party. Serenaded the Hall Family. Last night about thirty of the young people of the Baptist church met at the church and planned a serenade, and at 9 o'clock reached the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Hall, S3 West Copper street. Once there, one of the most delightful affairs of the week was enoyed. They were royally entertained and delicious refreshments were served, and by the merry laughter no one could doubt of the affair being a success. Congratulations were In order, as Mr. Hall was recently married to Miss Mor ton, a most charming lady of Dill in. The following were present: Missen Edna Garman, Mildred Garraan, Julia Laurelle, Hilma Laurelle, Margaret Lloyd. Bessie Vaughan. Nellie Fowler, Bessie Peek, Sadie Berry hill, Emma Foss. Winnie Kelsey, Frances Chase, Addle Patterson; Messrs. Eddie Middleton, Davis, Ephraim Foote, Harry Palmer, Nels Carlson, Harry Kennedy, William Bowden, Harry Kitto, Corcoran, Ed Lewis, Dunlap, Zurfluh, Ed McLaugh lin and Webb Corr. The party wc.s chaperoned by Mrs. George L. Johns. The Jones Box Tarty. The first night of the "Telephone Girl," Sunday night, Mrs. Charles Jones of Walkerville gave a box party. Miss Edna Sawyer, Miss Kate Trask, Miss Lita Newton, E. F. Hemway, Jack Bartlett and Harry Connors were her guests. After the play, the party adjourned to the Butte hotel, where supper was served. Le Jeudi Club. The Le Jeudi club met with Mrs. Car penter at her residence on West Gran ite street this week. A pleasant after noon was spent In doing needlework and in conversation. A dainty luncheon was served before adjournment. Those pres ent were: Mesdames W. D. Carpenter, J. M. Mulvehill, W. O. Riedel, Lea Dur fresne, N. Casey, C. Hamilton, \V. F. Yeager, M. Steinborn and M. Halter. The guests of honor were Mrs. Bishop and Miss Schoner. The club will meet next week with Mrs. W. R. Riedel. The Crescent Club. The Crescent club gave its opening party at one of the members' home.*, that of Miss Emma Dunckel, last night. The rooms were prettily decorated for the occasion and presented a charming appearance. Piano solos, recitations, club swinging and dancing helped pass away a delightful evening. Just before supper was served an ingenious guessing con test was enjoyed. Miss Mamie Dean gave the largest number of correct an swers and carried off the prize—a lovely atomizer. Entertained by Mrs. Belveal. Thursday afternoon the Woman's Mis sionary society of the First Baptist church was most pleasantly entertained by Mrs. Lewis Belveal at her home, No. 1312 East Ferrell street. The subject for discussion was "Africa." The papers were much enjoyed by all. The hostess served the society with refreshments. Notwithstanding the weather, It was a most pleasant afternoon for all. Morris Leaves Butte. E W. Morris for years manager for Jno. W. Evans, and later manager of the book and stationary department of Hen nessy, has together with his brother, E. H. Morris, purchased the oldest and larg est book and stationery business in Stockton, California, where they will re side hereafter. Whilst in Butte both at Evans' and at Hennessy's Mr. Morris made hosts of friends. He was the oldest clerk in his line in Butte and his -valuable services were always in demand. Mrs. E. W. Morris will soon go to Stockton. They certainly have the best wishes of many friends in Butte. Harry Symons Birthday. Harry Symons, manager of the Symons Dry Goods Co., celebrated his thirty third birthday,on Thursday. It had been Mr. Symons' intention to pass the day by unnoticed, but a few intimate friends aid ed and abetted by close relatives doter mined otherwise: and they invaded Mr. Symons' home, 813 West Park street, about 8:30 in the evening to congratulate the gentleman on his anniversary. There were many remembrances presented. The evening was passed pleasant with card playing, music, and a tempting collation. A Social Evening. The members of the Epworth League of St. Paul's M. E. church enjoyed a social evening Tuesday night. The church year is drawing to a close, and preparations are being concluded for the closing meeting. The usual roll call and discussion of bibie subjects was first enjoyed, W. E. Davis leading. Mrs. W. B. Knowlton and Miss Blanche Knowl ton gave a vocal duet which was highly appreciated, after which the social int«r mission was on. Ernest Hardcastle gave a delightful reading. E. R. Manley read a paper on Wycliffe, then came a musical selection, and a paper by Mrs. E. H. Morris on Galvin. The exercises closed with another musical selection. Society's Note Book. Tuesday night the Merry Twelve Whls! club met at the residence of Mrs. Reynolds In South Buttte. The first prize, a celery dish, was won by Mrs. Geasur; the second, a handsome plate, was won by Mrs. Collins. Refreshments were served. Thursday afternoon the Neighborhood emh met with Mrs. Morrison on Farrell street. The first prize, half a dozen plates, was won by Mrs. Bowen: the second, a llaviland bread plate, by Mrs. Willis. The hostess served refresh* ments. Mrs. Sewell Davis will enter tain tlie club next Thursday. The Fnion club gave the last of its series of dances at the McDermott hotel last night. Wjiile there was not a large attendance, it was the usual successful affair. Refreshments were served dur ing the evening. Monday evening Lon Oppenheimer gave a bowling party for Miss Worth ing and Ins sisters, Misses Blanche and Leah Oppenheimer. The Scheer Gity Branch, No. 733 Gatli ollc Knights of America, gave a suc cessful ball at Hibernia hall Wednesday evening. Dewey lodge, No. 256, Fraternal Union of America, gave a. pleasant musical and llternry entertainment on Tuesday even ing. Refreshments were served. Last Saturday night the Select Knights and Ladies gave a well attended benefit party at Miners' union hall. The celebration of the anniversary of Tom Moore's birthday, on the 28th ot' the month, promises to be a most delightful affair. John Maguire is securing the best local talent to give the programme, which will be confined to the popular melodies of the poet. The membership of the Oratorio Soci ety is Increasing, and the rehearsals of the "Creation" are well attended. Mrs. M. M. Miller and baby son, have gone to Jefferson Island to spend the summer with Mrs. Alexander, sister of Mrs. Miller. D. M. Newbro's health has been much improved by his stay in California. He Is expected home In a few weeks. Mrs. Thomas G. Odell and Mrs. J. P. Sehers have gone to Salt Lake to at tend the wedding of Dr. Odell's sister in that city. ^/.tnaconda. The ladies of Woodcraft circle No. 7, e-tertained a large number of friends and members at whist at A. O. H. hall, Wed nesday night. Thirty-eignt tables were operated and five points played. The first ladie s prize, a doily, was won by Mrs. Charles Liverman. The second prize, a burned leather ease was won by Mrs. L, C. Morris. Miss Gertie Lebeck was awarded the booby prize, a china pin tray. The first gentleman"s prize, a watch charm was won by Dave Falk; the second, a pair of cuff buttons went to Fred Magk. R. W. Rule was awarded the gentlemen's booby prize, a china ash tray. After prizes were awarded, the guests turned their attention to music and re celations, and the following enjoyable programme was heard: Instrumental duet ................... .......Mrs. Schwend and Miss Wilt Recitation..............Miss Lillie Baum Trio, "Dear the Sweet Charm,"........ ........................Morris Sisters Address.................. Mr. Leatherman Guitar trio ............................ Misses Sharp and Klenhaus and Mr, Kienhaus. Anaconda Personals. Mrs. D. R. McRae of 519 Locust street is enjoying a visit from her mother, Mrs. Jenkins of Marysville. Miss Jennie Lingo departed Wednes day for a six weeks' visit with relatives and friends in Shoshone, Idaho. Mrs. G. E. Hutchins entertained a few friends at cards Tuesday afternoon at her home, 220 Hickory street. Mrs. W. E. Wilson departed Thursday night for Portland, where she will spend three months with relatives. Mrs. John Odson pleasantly entertained at luncheon at the Montana hotel this af ternoon the several lady members of the Woman's Literary club comprising the committees on arrangements and sales at the public school art exhibit two weeks ago. Those present were: Mrs. L. D. Smith, Mrs. J. H. Durston. Mrs. T. D. Fitzgerald, Mrs. Warren Jenney, Miss E. Blackstone, and Miss Helena Gleeson. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Webster moved from the Montana hoted to rooms in the Dura ton block.. Mrs. J. H. Durston very pleasantly en tertained the afternoon Euchre club at her home, corner 5th and Hiekorq streets, Thursday. Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Sligh have taken rooms at tlie Montana hotel. Masters Arthur and Reese Murray, twin sons of the Rev. S. Reese Mur ray, have a wit ail their own. The other evening at dinner the two. silting side by side, began slyly tickling each other, until Arthur, full of laughter, dropped a cup of coffee, which he was about rail ing to bis lips. "What's the matter with you, my boy? Have you got the palsy?" cried his brother. "No," said Arthur, quickly; "I've got the dropsy."—Balti more Sun. A recent issue of a musical journal pub lished In Leipsic contains this advertise ment: "Wanted—A skilled musician, who can compose before warm weather begins a tragic opera In one act. The author of th • libretto will place a: t':e disposal of the composer a house, which is furnished with a piona, and which is situated near the sea in a most idyllic and romantic country: furthermore*.', the composer will he well fed and supplied with all necessa: y fuel. A poor but gifted artist ought to be able to make his for tune in a place like this, and under con ditions such as are he-e proposed- Those who apply for the situation are requested to s nd biographical notices of them selves to the offi ial paper." During the year ended March 14. loot, no less than 67i national banks, represent ing over $2.000 OCO in capital sto-k began business in Texas.