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THE OMATTA DAILY BEE ; ' SUNPA1 , FEBRUARY ' 10 , 1888.-TWELVE PAGES.
"THE WEEK IN SOCIETY , 'A Magnificent Ball Given By the Concordla Society. THE METROPOLITAN CLUB BALL. The Carnival of Months Miss Alexan der KntM'Cnlns The Itarkcr Hotel Cluti Dall-Uinaha Guards-Hy perion 1/cnp ITcnr 1'arty. The past week has been an exceedingly nctlvoonoln noclal circles. Notwithstand ing the beginning of Lent during which pe riod all devotees of society pleasures are sup posed to remain In seclusion , the modern interpretation of the commands of the church permits dinner parties and homo entertain- mcnts. . There have been many notublo events outsldo of the believers In church doc trines and Inslow is given a complete review of the'weok in society.W TUB IADIIH : of the ftypcrnion club gave n delightful leap year party at Masonic hull on Tuesday evening. The Musical Union .or chestra furnished the music. Amoap the guests were : Misses Bailey , Mnyne. Dun can , Eaton , Mrs. Strnwn. Misses Boyco , Schmidt , King , Crnndall , Eaton , McNaugh- ton , Wright , Coombo , MoEwun , Bean , Me- Lain , Wilson , Gudgo , Heed , Dolss , LeChilr , Hcflloy , Livesoy , Wilkins , Krebs , Sexuuer , Goodscll , Lawton , Gannon , McChcunc , Bean , French , Mm. BIrdsull , Mrs. Buchanan , Mrs. Jlengcn , Mrs. Berney. Mrs. Edholni , Mrs. Vicrling , Mrs. Grinin , Messrs. Chnmplin , Cook , Loj > cr , Smith. Kankin , OglesbyWelch , Fueller. Snnford. Sherman , Hicks , Buch anan , Ilengen , Hattaue , Muller , Coombo , Patterson , Murphy , Shane , Craig , Byrnes , Akin , Edholni , Bryans , Vierllng , Bentley , Grant , Kosters , Ostrom , Bndolet , Bayard , Crane , Norwood , Griffin , Weber , Johnson , Smith , McCuiloch , Bradley , Gannon , Wood- burn. * THE OMAHA GOUIDS gave their second an nual ball ut the Capitol avenue armory on Tuesday evening. The great hull was elab orately decorated , and thu affair was a most unjoyahlo ono. It Is the purpose of the organization to give a full dress ball after Lent. These present were : Misses Lowe , Ball , Green , of Culpcppcr , Vn. ; Dwlght. the Misses Miller. Walsh , Lincoln. McClellnn , Plummer , McClintock , Walker , Mr. and Mrs. Harvey. Mr. and Mrs. A. D. 'Touzalin , . Messrs. H. Carey , O. E. Carey , Coon , L. Stephens , Wilcox. Stephens , Mumford , Mor row , Sherrill , Webster , Sherwood , Melnberg , Benedict , Hustin , Latham.Tcsse Lowe , Hull , Fabyan , Scharff , Morford. Lookers on , Mrs. Smith , Mrs. Stephens and Mrs. Mumford. Tim Tiiinn UKCKPTiox of the Hotel Barker social club , given Monday evening , was as successful and enjoyable as the preceding one. Twenty numbers comprised the danc ing programme and the entire number was finished by midnight. Under the personal supervision of Mr. J.E. Bulcn an elegant su | > - pcr was served. Among these present wero. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Davis. Miss Maggie Bros- ncr , Mr. Harry D. Allen , Miss Boll Scott , Mr. S. VunSl.vke , Mrs. J. G. January , Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Ellis , Mr. J. F. Balch and tgMiss Lottie Byrne. Mr. Buckingham and IIss Ilogan , Mr. and Mrs. P. W. liichardson , Mr. W. H. Murray and Miss Goodsoll , Mr. Will Wakofteld and Miss Nellie B. Sexaur , Mr. C. A. Burney and Miss Clara B. Duval , Mr. I. L. Hlchards and Miss Lottie Cook , Major W. H. McMahon and Miss Shallcnbor- gor. Mr. and Mrs. "J. H. Greene. Mr. C. E. Brown and Miss Grace Bulcli. Mr. J. E. Strong and Miss Nellie Morse , Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Bryson. MIBS LILA Ai.E.VANiinn gave an elegant St. Valentino's party ut her elegant home , 1204 South Thirty-first street , last Tuesday even ing. The fair young hostess gave her guests a novel mid delightful cntoitainmont. These present were : Misses Minnie Baker , Flor ence Blrkhauscr , Lillian Bruncur. Maggie Jlotklti , Miss Brotherton , Edith Crnndall , 'Amy Churchill , Gundio Cobum , Gertrude Clarke , Delhi Day , Kate Drake , Louie Drake , Gwennio Evans' , Annie Funk , Fannlo Groff , Francis Gyger , Lilllo Hathaway , Blanche . Helliiinn , Allco Howell , Belle Humphrov , Nina Marshall , Allco I'arker , Mattie Polack , Helen Preston , Alma Uingor , George Sharp , Mary Stephens , Blrdio Van Kuriin , May Yutcs , Nelllo Bauser- miin , Blrdio Birkhausor , Lulu Ballantino , MayBurnsUnriiclluBrowuMariouCraiiduU , Xotta Churchill , Margaret Cook , Daisy > Domic , Winnie Dent. Claire Drake , Bertha Evans , Mabel Fonda , Melllo Groff , Pearl Hartuian , Allco Hardy , Grace Himobaugh , Curno House , Nelsio Hughes , Addle New 1 man , Dollio Polack , Mabel Pratt , Gusslo b Price , Maude Heeco , Muudo Stuley , Flora Steves and Lillian Houso. Masters Harry Akin. Wood Alton , Charlie Bauscrman , Mon Ueuli , Will Clarke , How ard Clarke , Bert Cootnes , Lou Dale , Edgar Day , Hilton Fonda , Art Guiou , llob Hack ney , Will Hoagland. Charles McCounell , Harry McCormlck. Walter Miner , Kced MeBurnoy , Ed McCan , Walter Preston , Gcorgo Hounds , Herbert Hogers , Prank Simpson , Ned Stiger , Wilcox Stephens , Harry Smith , Wallace Taylor , Harry Wil kins , Wing Allen , Perry Badolot , Prank Ballantino. Ed Bishop , Charley Clarke , Bert Cook , Walter Dale , Seth Drake , Charlie Ellis , Will Grifflts , Ed Gyger. Harry Hicks , Egbert Keller , Fred McCormiclc , Harry Moorcs , George Miner , Maurice McNuir , I rnko O'Uellly , Fred Preston , Fred Kustin , Will Rogers , Harvey Smith , Harry Staley , Kobor Smith , James Smith , Bert Wheeler , EdWilber. Tun MASK HALT , of the Imperial club on Tuesday evening was a highly enjoyable af 'fair. These present were : Mr. and Mrs Win. Brown , Miss Latoy , Mr. and Mrs. W S. Henshuw , Mr. and Airs , J. C. Luke , Mr and Mrs. West Neil , Miss nml Mr. Willett , Mrs. Glddlngs , Miss Emma Walker and Mr Solomon , Miss Luke and Mr. Hexhold , Miss . Anmuck and Mr. Littloflold , Mr. Lescrtoro Miss Uedman and Mr. Argo , Miss Ward , Mr. t Klder , the Misses Crulckshank and Mr. Crui- slnink , Miss McCoy and Mr. Clark , MNs Luke and Mr. Charles Haxhold , Mins Minnie Walker and Mr. Wulker , Miss Herrington and Mr. Joni-s , Miss Hustor and Mr. Huster. Miss Jones and Mr. Cultou , MIssDcdrickuiu Mr. Hfcrnum , Miss Gilbert and Mr. Dedrick , Messrs Solomon , Bergen , Hurr , S. N. Doty , John Doty , McBoth , Walker and others. Tun vuoGUKssivc KCCIIIIB party given by Mrs. T. B. Ferguson ut her homo , ww Nortl Seventeenth street , on Tuesday evening was a uiost enjoyable ufTnlr. It was given h honor of Mr. Ferguson's birthday and ho was completely surprised by the event. Those present were : Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Sheldon J. C. Drexel , M. E. Yatcs , M. O. Maul , J. V Burns , I. Idams , F. C. Dalley , Mrs. J. II Harmon , Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Dalloy and Miss Sadlo Plttmau. ONK or TUP. most pleasant socials of the season at the Hotel Barker was that of the card jtarty given by Mr. and Mrs. Edwh Davis on lust Thursday evening In the ! 'Yooms ut the hotel. Games of various kind were indulged In to a lute hour , when a de liclous lunch was served which everybodj enjoyed to the utmost , and all bade good night to Mr. and Mrs. Davis , feeling it wu well to have been the friends of so pleasant u host and hostess. * TIIK OM VIIA Cum has long been considered ono of the strongest and best conducted social institutions In the west. It has nt the pres. cut time a membership of .HM , most of whom are wealthy and prominent citizens. Since its organization the club has Increased in ntrength and rawer and now ranks union ) ; the flrst clubs in the country. Thu spacious rooms in thoPuxton building were , ono year ago , found to bo rather small and during the succeeding twelve months they became so crowded that It was decided to secure quur tors that would bo amply largo enough tc meet the requirements for many yours tc rome. The directors chose the now United States national bunk building us the most desirable site , occupying as it does one of the beat k > . cations in Omnhu. It is 1u thu heiirt of thi business portion of the city and easily' ncces nlblu from all directions. The entire fourtl floor and uver one-third nf tlo ) fifth floor wen leased for u term of- live years will thu prlvlegu of a much . longer Unit nnd for the past two months -painters frcscoors and upholsterers have bien con Bluntly ufwork. They are now practically oomplotewwo a few finishing touches , ami the formal opening will occur ut uu earlj .date. Yesterday afternoon a HKB representative had the pleasure of 'making u thorough toUi KELLKY" SITIGKER fe CO. , . < . , ' thwj JA. . ' Corner Dodg&and 15th Streets. V 7t ' ' 4 Monday , February 2Otli , OPENING SPRING IMPORTATION FRENCH SATINES. The most choice and beautiful assortment in all the new shades , de signs and patterns CONSIGNED to us EXCLUSIVELY. Stock complete ncluding SOLID COLORS and HIGH CLASS NOVELTIES'two and threo- ; onod effects. OUR PRICES THE -LOWEST. Printed China Silks at 85c. The first lot of this beautiful summer fabric placed on otn ; counter at the owost price , 85c. , India Pongee Silks. Printed and solid colors the first shown in this city. All now and choice PATTERNS AND DESIGNS EXCLUSIVELY OUR OWN. Colored "Wool Henrietta. This beautiful fabric is euporceding all Cashmeres ; are much finer in texture and finish , and will bo the loading material for spring costumoa Every NEW and STYLISH shade in stock Risoda , Sorpant , Mauve ; Mousse , Rosewood , Gobolin , Mahogany , Vord do Gris , French Groy , Chinese Blue , Royal , Navy , Cardinal , Cream and White. , 50 Pieces-ALL WOOL CLOTH-50 Pieces Gray and brown mixtures , also solid colors , 38 inches wide ON MONDAY AT 4Oo PER YARD ! , Novelty TennisS uitings. Especially adapted for Lawn Tennis costumes and house dresses Special stylos. Choice colorings. White Goods ! White Goods ! Our now stock of White Goods has arrived. Complete in all kinds of materials , including India and Paris Muslins , India Dimety , Batiste , Eta- mine , Mull , Organdie , Persian Lawn , Nainsook , India Linen , &o. , &c. Stripes , Chocks , Plaids , Bars , Laoo Stripes and Embroidered , in all quali ties. of inspection of the magnificent quartets , and was greatly surprised , at the richness and elegance displayed. The entrance to the rooms is gained by the elevator. When the door slides back the visitor is ushefcd into a handsomely furnished lobby , in which is sit uated the steward's oflleo. A polite son of Africa takes charge of your coat and lint , and you are maoo to ffcel nt homo instantly. The flrst room , facing Parnuni street , is a magnillcent niwrtmcnt. It is fully lifty feet long by twenty-four feet in width , and is used us'a billiard rdom. The decorations are unique aud superb , while the floor is covered with n thick Axminster carpet that com pletely deadens the footfalls. There are two ) > eel tables and three billiard tables. At the left of this room is u small apartment designed for a smoking room. The billiml room opens into the card room and thcnco you reach the great reception room. Both of these apartments are richly decorated and rare paintings and engravings udoi n the walls. The carpets are rich vel vet and of the finest texture. Next comes the directors' room , two private dining rooms in colors and then the banqueting hall is reached. This is u splendid apartment , rich in fresco , decorations and tapestry. It will accommodate at least two hundred guests. Swinging doors lead into the pantry ut the right. On the fifth floor is the kitchen , connecting by dumb waiter with the pantry. The department is fitted up with nil the modern conveniences known to the cul inary art and is presided over by a chef that has few equals. There is not a dainty known In this country that cannot bo served by him. Next to the kitchen is the laundry , supplied with all modern appliances. Two women are constantly employed in washing and ironing the linen used by the club. There nro several other apartments on the flrst floor , including toilet rooms , wash rooms , cloak room aud wine room. The club employs twenty-seven servants , nil of whom are tried men who thoroughly understand their business. 4r * * TIIK Coxconnu mask ball at Oermania hall Tuesday evening was a notable affair. It was very select , only members of the upper circles of Gorman society being admitted. There were present about aoventy-ttve couples , and the rich costumes of the mask ers were brilliant indeed. All sorts and con ditions of men ( and women too ) were repre sented. A stately and dignified Franciscan Monk attired in the somber garb of his order strolled arm in arm with a Court Jester , clad In the varied colors In which fools delight. Louis XI. danced with a hnmblo Swiss Peas ant , while a meek and humble Frinr throw decorum to the winds and "swung on the cor ners" with all the abandon of a blase man of society. A sweet , mild-eyed Sister of Char ity clung closely to a guant and long-limbed Undo Sam who whirled her through a rollicking galop in a most unheard of manner. Topsywho brought all of her wickedness along with her.did some remarkable dancing , her partner being a dignified court chambcrlin. There were students from Hoidlcberg pres ent , who hobnobbed with duchesses , prin cesses and maids of honor. Kings bent pver dark-eyed houris from the Orient , while fierce Zulus and Suvatres grinned in the faces of fair Circassians. The Queen of Madagas car waltzed with a Salvation Army soldier and Cardinal Kichelieu did n Scotch reel with Juno. Mark Anthony gave Cleopatra thu cut direct and devoted his entire attention tea a smart looking and shapely servant girl Jupiter came down from Olympus aud cracked a bottle of champagne with Mars. Jove brought his daughter Minerva along , who scandalized the proprieties by flirting with Vulciui , much to the discomfiture of Venus , who finally led him out to thu street and sent him homo on u cable car. Jack the Giant Killer aud Alludin did u minuet with Juliet and Lady Macbeth for partners. Di ogenes couldn't find an honest man , so ho contented himself in paying close attention to a Spanish flower girl. There were many other characters whose costumes were notably elegant. The Musical Union orchestra furnished the music , and the dancing program comprised twelve num bers. * Tuu SELECT ONK HUXDIIED gave their last assembly for the season on Monday evening at thu Mlllard. The attendance was large at the party was thoroughly enjoyed by all present. In point of general elegance the assembly was noteworthy. The toilets ol of the ladies were superb and the muslo de lightful. The supper was u dainty ono am ] the tables presented a rare spectacle of love liness , flowers being scattered over the ta hies in rich profusion. Among those prcscn ! were : Mcsdaines Carter , Eddy. Hcdiqk. Cham bers , Hitchcock , Brown , Garucau , Dickey Suyles , Yost , Leo , Heed , Tower , Squires Coster , Eustis , "Dundy , Puukhouser , GuylorJ Allen , Mallory , McCord , Lockwood , Mulr , Kllpatrick and Millard. Misses Hichardson , Dixon , Almy. Lake , Hoaglond , Williams , Brown , McParlin Ken nedy , Dresser , Latta , Adams , .Pitch , Shears , Chambers , Heiley , Browning , McClintock , McCoid , Hodgmau , Yost , Bridges and Jor dan. dan.Messrs. Messrs. Horbach , Uedick , Brown , Carter , Squires , Dundy , Tower , Berlin , Wright , iowsley , Green , Garncau , Drake , McCord , Dickey , Lockwood , Myliers , 'Patterson , Clinmbers , Wilbur , Barjon , Leo , Popploton , Duell , Jackson , Mori is , Eustis , Donne , Sharp , Hitchcock , Muir , Coster , Allen , Sanboru , C.rotT , Garllch , Heed , Gaylord , Shiverlck , Squires , Smith , Wyman , McCaguo , Fuuk- houser , Eddy , Hendricks and Paxton. LAST NIGHT the persistency which has characterized and the success which has long attended the efforts of the well-known Met ropolitan club , was crowned by the o | > culng of its now rooms on the corner of Fourteenth and Dodge streets. The event was signalized by ono of the largest and most brilliant of gatherings which has ever attended any of the parties of this organization. Nearly all were amiizod at the wonderful transforma tion which had been effected in the rooms , which are now especially suited to social club purposes. The club , instead of contenting itself as in the past as slmplv ono devoted to giving occasional parties , will hereafter bo ranked in the same category as the Doutchcr , the Omaha and the Elk clubs. In to-inor- row's paper full description of the new rooms and opening party will appear. k MR. WII.LIAH A. GobnAnn and Miss Jennie Carpenter were married at the resi dence of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Carpenter , the bride's parents , 1917 Webster street , at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening , February 14. Rev. Willurd Scott officiated. The bride and groom were both members of his church , St. Mary's avenue' Congregational. They took the earlv Wednesday morning train for Cheyenne , Wyo. . where the groom takes clmrgo of the B. & M. railroad land oflleo. These present nt the wedding were : James E. Carpenter and Claude Carpenter , of Woon- socket , Dak. ; G. L. Laws , Mrs. G. L. Laws , Miss Gcrtio Laws , Miss Theo Laws , Miss Ellen Laws , of Lincoln , Neb. ; Mr. and Mrs. Willurd Scott , Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Bostwick , Mr. Bostwick , Mr. and Mrs. Conklmg , Mrs. W. C. McLean , Miss McLean , Mr. and Mrs. George C. Potwin , Miss Jessie Potwin , Mr. Kobert L. Potwin , Mr , and Mrs. George T. C. Payne , Mr. Wilkins. * ONE . of that ' 'A WAS ncMixnr.n play , Night Off , " In looking in Mnsonio Hall last even ing. The members of the Homo Circle Club took n "Night Off" and taxed the capacity of that jwpulur hall for the lovers of terpsl- coreun art , the occasion being the seventh iuiulvcrt > ary of the club's organization. If lovely women , pretty costumes , superb mu sic and a well arrayed programme constitute enjoyment , then it belonged to these who were in attendance. The officers are as fol lows : President , P. W. Pickens ; vlco-prcsl- dent , W. H. Nelson ; secretary , C. M. Champ- lin ; treasurer , J , H. Conrad. Exccutivo board , H. A. Copley , L. S. Mole , J. W. Gan non , G. W. Bailey , . P. Kcdmnn , W. H. Latoy. Supper was servejl in the gallery at 100p : ! m. It was the last party of the series of ' 87-88. * * Mil. AMI Mits. F. GAIIRF.TTT , No. 1731 North Nineteenth street , celebrated , on last Monday evening , their fifteenth anniversary of their wedding , The occasion was taken advantage of by their many friends to extend their congratulations , and n most enjoyable evening was passed , in which dancing , vocal and instrumental music , and other sources of entertainment kept the company in a most happy mood. There wore numerous flno presents suitable to the event An elegant supper was served , and witli the "good nights" were associated the heartiest wishes for the future prosperity and happiness of Mr. and Mrs. Garrctty. * * TUB CARXIVAL or TUB MOXTHS held at the Congregational church Thursday and Friday evenings attracted largo numbers of specta tors. The different booths were handsomely and appropriately decorated and were pre sided over by well known society ladles as follows : January Mrs. Leavitt Burnhain , assisted by Mrs. Lockwood , Misses Bridges , Shears and McConnell. * February Mrs. Sargcaut , assisted by Misses Hoaglaud , Brown and Knight. March Mrs. Igoc , assisted by Mrs. Cum- mings. Mrs. McConnell and Miss Isaacs. April Mrs. G. M. Hitchcock , assisted by Mrs. Squires and Miss Almy. May Mrs. William Fleming , assisted by the following eight very young ladies : Mabel' ' Brown , Gundy Coburn , Daisy Doano , Loulso Squlrca , Susie Colpetzer , Maggiu Meldrum , EMBROIDERIES. Am * A i Half Price of Manufacturers. ODD AND SHORT LENGTHS. Wo will plaoo on apodal sale Monday morning the greatest bargains In odda nd short lengths of Embroideries that has over boon offered In city. They como in 1 } , 2J , 3 and 4 } yard lengths. All novel and pretty designs , perfect needlework. Goods that we can confidently recommend for dura , bility , and will be offered at just one-half their actual value. ' i SPECIAL SALE OF 45-Inch Swiss Embroidered Skirtings. 25 plocos 46-inch Swiss Embroidered Skirting , $1 a yard ; worth $1.4O. 25 pieces 45-inch Swiss Embroidered Skirting , 81.2O a yard ; worth $1.65. 25 pieces 46-inch Swiss Embroidered Skirting , $1.26 a yard ; worth $1.76. 3O pieces 46-Inch Swiss Embroidered Skirting , $1.35 a yard ; worth $2.OO. 3O piooos 46-inch Swiss Embroidered Skirting , $1.5O a yard ; worth $2.25. 25 pieces 45-inch Swiss Embroidered Skirting , $2.OO a yard ; worth $2.75. 22 1-2 Inch Swiss Embroidered Flouncing. Wo will open Monday morning an immense assortment of new Swiss and Nainsook Embroidered Flouncing , in pretty and dainty designs ; just the right thing for Misses' Grotohon Dresses ; at 45c , 60c , 660 , 76c , 860 , $1.OO , $1.25 , $1.5O a yard. These are pe.rfeot gems of art , and genuine bar gains. New Black Ohantilly Flotmcings. 46-inch Black Ohantilly Loco Flouncings , $1.85 ; worth $2.35. 46-inch Blaoj 'phantilly Founcings , $2.1O ; worth $2.76. 46-inch BlaokTphantilly Lace Flounolngs , $2.36 ; worth $3.25. 46-inch Blaoki Ohantilly Flouncings , very fine quality and beautiful designs , at $3.5O , $3.85 , $4.OO , $4.25 , $6.OO , $5.76 , $6.OO. These are from $1,26 to $2.o6 a''yard under value. Newii Iftatte Valenciennes Lace Flouncings. 46-inch FJatte Valenciennes Lace Flouncings at 85c , $1.25 , $1.38 , $1.65 $2.38. f f Mabel Cheney and' ' Mabel Barber , who exe cuted in splendidJBtylo the May polo danco. June Mra. , iClarko , assisted by Mrs. Howard , Alrs.f Woodman , Mrs. Alexander , Misses Thrafk.Balp6.uibe , Sherwood'Vjlcy , Alexander ami Him. . July Mrs. Dubtiiso and Miss Congdon. August Mrs. T. C. Brunner , assisted by Mrs. Marshall , Misses House and Marshall. September Mra. George I. Gilbert , as sisted by Mrs. William P. Allen , Mrs. P. W. Itichardson and Mrs. Lieutenant Chittendcn. October Mrs. Harvey and Miss Plummer. November and December Were repre sented by a number of ladies comprising Mrs. Sherrill , Mrs. Sherwood , Mra. Hustin and Mrs. McMillan , who were also on the recep tion committee. Chit Clint. Miss Bertha Yost is homo from sbhool. Mrs. Harld P. Suyles is visiting her sister , Mrs. C. E. Yost. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Irvine have removed to 1810 Dodge street. Miss Brewing , of Portland , Oregon , Is the guest of Omaha friends. The not proceeds of the great charily ball of last week amounted to $541) ) . Mr. W. A. Paxton ana family have moved Into their palatial residence on Twenty-fifth street. Miss Williams , a charming young lady from Topeku , visited friends in this city last week. Miss Dresser , a popular young society lady of Lafayette , lud. , is the guest of friends in this city. At exposition hall next Tuesday evening occurs the first ball of the Omaha Letter Car riers' association. Miss Sue McCord , ono of the handsomest and brilliant of St. Joseph's many belles is visiting in the city. Miss Anna Patterson , of Council Bluffs , Is visiting Miss Inez M. Haskell , ut 1424 North Eighteenth street. Wednesday evening at the Christian church Mr. O. H. Deorics and Miss Flora * 3. Cotcner were united in marriage. The Esmerclda club gave another of .its delightful - , lightful parties on Monday ovcuing ut Ma sonic helL About thirty couples attended. The first entertainment for the Homo of Workingwoinon was given at the Dodge street rooms Monday enenlng and was an cu- joyablo affair. The marriage of Miss Rose Fisher , of Now York , and guest of Mrs. Max Meyer , to Mr. S. W. KindsKop. of this city , was a great surprise to the friends of botti parties. There was a very pleasant Leap Year party1 given last Tuesday evening at City Clerk Southard's residence li ) KounUo' place. About twelve gentlemen and their lady escorts were present. Mr. uniMrs. J. N. H. Patrick entertained at dinner on Wednesday evening. Covers were laid for twelve and the feast was simply superb. The guests were : Mr. and Mrs. Robert Patrick , . Mr. and Mrs. G. Knight- Whita , MissvtWnkcloy , Miss Collins , Miss Rustln , Miss/Gilfion , who is the guest of General and Airs. Whcaton at the fort , Mr. Arthur Wakcloy , Mr. Berlin and Mr. Charles Saunders. L 'fi. , _ _ A. Prohibition Tragedy. DES MOISES , la. , Feb. 18. [ Special Tele gram to the JJmiVrho Jury in the trial nt Uoonc , of Josctip. A. Row for ttio shooting of Constable Ho an , ut DCS Moines , brought in u verdict , o jijanslaughter. Tula is the coso that hag. , attracted so much attention among prohibitionists , as Logan was engaged in-ft enforcing the prohibi tory law atitbei time ho was shot , about a year ago. Row was the teamster for the wholesale drutr'housc of Hurbut ; Hess 4t Co. , and had beea delivering so mo liquors on his dray when arrested by Logan. The case was taken to Boone on u change of venue. and the trial engaged the services of noted lawyers , includiifg ex-Governor Stone and Judge Cole , of this city , for the defense , Colonel Hepburn , ex-congressman from the Eighth district , for the prosecution. WASHINGTOX , Fob. 18. [ Special Telegram to the BEE'r-Tho ] postoftlco nt Lena , Custer county , was discontinued to-day , The name of the postofllco at Lyndon , Furnas county , was .changed to-day to Hcndly , and Thomas L. Jones appointed postmaster , vice Daniel Donahue , resigned. A Michigan boy. In a spirit of fun , tied lit tle bocks on his dogs's fret one cold day re cently. The tlog was delighted , and now re fuses to go out 'without them when the went her is cold ! * ECHOES FROM THE ANTE-ROOM Items of Interest to the Members of the Secret Orders. A VERY INTERESTING CASE. Masonic Gossip Doings of the Odd Fellows The A. O. U. W. Sons of St. George 1'ytlilnn News General Items of Interest. An Interesting Case. Garfleld Ledge No. 72 , K. of P. , of Cal ifornia , has been suspended for a period of six mouths by the grand chancellor of that state. The cause of tbo suspension is an interest ing subject for discussion In secret society circles. A man by the name of Kornaghan , a member of Garflold ledge , was tried and convicted for the murder of his sister-in-law in the fall of 1880. On September 33 , 188T , Kernaghan was hanged at San Francisco. For several years Kernaghan had been a member of Garfleld lodgo. As soon as ho was convicted of the murder his ledge sus pended him for a period of ninety-nine years in accordance with the laws of the order. Before the day of his execution Kornnghan expressed a desire to confer with the o Ulcers of Garllcld lodgo. Ono of these complied with the request , and visited the condemned man in his cell the day previous to the execu tion. Kernaghan , who was a man of Jsomo abil ity , had invented an instantaneous brake for railroad cars. To the representative of Gar- Held lodge ho expressed his desire to be queath the letters patent to his device to the lodgo. At the sumo time ho made the re quest that the ledge take charge of his re mains In order to save them from the dissect ing table. The same evening Garfleld ledge held a meeting and the matter was laid before the members. The condemned man's request was granted by a unanimous vote of the lodge. After the execution and Inquest a commit tee from Garflold ledge received the remains and they were conveyed to the Masonic cem etery and placed in a vault. On the follow ing day the interment took place in the pres ence of the .committee representing Gurfleld lodgo. The nqtlon of the ledge In taking charge of the remains of the condemned man called forth considerable comment from the Califor nia knights , the grand chancellor of Califor nia wrote thoC. C. of Gurflold lodge for the particulars and the result was the suspen sion of the Iodide for a period of six months for violating the rules and principles of the order. During the period of the suspension the lodge is virtually out of existence , and no benefit can bo derived by the members. Gar- Held ledge has a membership of ninety-eight , and all the members will lose the sick bone- tits of $10 per week , or a donation of $100 in case of death during the period of six months. The members are not allowed to Join any other lodge of the order , and are consequently deprived of their benefits. The members of the suspended ledge claim the'action of the grand chancellor was en tirely too severe. They claim that by acced ing to a dying man's request they simply ful filled the principles of friendship , charity and benevolence , while from the fact that no service of the order was performed at the grave , they hud not violated any express , law of the association. The case is especially Interesting In that it has raised u question which without doubt Is open to discussion. A UKE representative called upon a leading member of the order in Omaha and requested his views upon the matter. "Thero is no doubt , " said he , "that you will find conflict ing views upon this subject among the best of Pythian lawyers. If Garfleld lodge had accorded a condemned man a burial under the forms nud ceremonies of the order as prescribed by ritual , there could bo no differ , encu of opinion on the question of their error- They would undoubtedly merit the most se vere punishment. Hut the action of Garflold ledge was , an I understand it , to simply com ply with the lust request of the comlcmnod man by appointing a committee to receive his remains and inter them. Then , toOj their lodge accepted , the bequest of an Invention .froto the proceeds Of which It was to defray . * ' , t . . ' . . ' LADIES' UNDERWEAR. MUSLIN CORSET COVERS. CAMBRIC OOKSET COVERS. Flno Gambrio Corset Covers , high and low nook , trlmmod with narrow embroidery and laco. Flno Ganibrio Corset .Covers , high nock , V-slmpod front , trlmmod with flno modlol lace and embroidery. Flno Cambric Corset Covers , in a variety of styles , square and low nooks , embroidered , corded and tuokod yokes , with luco and embroid ery odgo. Fine Cambria Corset Covers , low and V-shaf > od nooks , yoke of Valon- clonnos laoo , Swiss insertion. SKIRTS. Fine Muslin Skirts , oambrio ruffles , clusters of tucks. Fine Muslin Skirts with deep hem , also ruffled , throe yards wide. Fine Muslin Skirts with deep em broidered ruffles , and clusters of tucks. Fiuo Muslin Skirts with tuokod cambrio flounce , trimmed with deep Torchon lace and clusters of tucks. Fiuo Cambrio Skirts , cambrio flounoo with clusters of tucks , trlmmod with deep Medici laco. Fine Muslin and Cambrio Skirts in a variety of styles , elegantly trimmed in embroidery , Val , Tor chen and Medici laco. DRAWERS IN GREAT VARIETY. NIGHT GOWNS. Flno Muslin Mother Hubbard Night Gown , yoke , cluster of largo and small tucks , finished with flno em broidered edge. Flno Cambrio Night Gowns , Mother Hubbard , yoke clusters of largo and small tucks , trimmed with cambrio ruffle. Fine Cambrio Night Gown , Mother Hubbard front , pleated back , trimmed with Val. lace , yoke , clus ters of flno tucks and Val. lace inser tion. Fine Cambrio and Muslin Night Gowns , trimmed with ombsoidory , Modioi , Torchon and Smyrna laces , elegant stylos. CHEMISE. Flno Muslin and Cambric Chemise , plain , also trimmed in embroidery , Torchon and Modioi laoo. All the above made well , perfect fitting , and at popular prices. all the debts of the dying man. Hero are two principles involved. One is the opportunity to discharge a general duty of man to man , the other un opportunity to aid the cause of right by the payment of a man's honest debts. Of course this mini could have en trusted this duty to some individual , but at the last moment , ho perhaps , turned with most tender thoughts to those with whom ho had been hound in the strongest tics. True , lie had violated the friendship of these and forfeited all claim upon them. Yet it will bo conceded by many that the act of complying with a dying man's request , when that com pliance did not violate any express law of the order , was not wrong , and while perhaps not advisable as a rule , was in accordance with P. , C. & B. , as Pythians understand it , in its fullest sense. " Kclioos. THE OMAHA lodge of Elks has nearly two hundred members and the lodge is only two years old. * AI.CWOE of n. P. OE\ \ will soon bo insti tuted in Lincoln. * * TIIK XBW officers oftho Mt. Shasta Divis ion No. 16,1C. of P. are as follows : Captain. Alexander MeNeill ; lieutenant , John Misc- ner ; herald , Thomas Stroctzel : treasurer , J. VV. MeFaddcn ; recorder , John Uidener. THE OMMIA regiment , 1C. of. P. , will appear in dress parade February 22 at 2 o'clock p. m. TUIAXOI.E I.ODOK No. 54,1C. of P. , mot at their ncvf hall on Saundcrs street last Thurs day evening. This is one of the finest lodge rooms in the west. There was work in the second degree. * * MOUNT CAI.VAKY COMMANDKIIT No. 1 con ferred one degree on Friday night nud will do the same work on Friday night of this week. * * Tun Cooxcir , conferred the eighth and ninth degrees on Tuesday evening. THE GUAM ) COMMAXUEIIV meets at Grand Island April 14. * # TUB KxtoiiT TEMPLARS are preparing a grand reception to tuko place in April. THC MEUIIEIIS ol the American Legion of Honor have reason to feel proud of their order's record for 1887. January 1 , 1887 , with nil reported claims provided for , there was an available balance in the supreme treasury of f. > 4,114. ( > ' - ! . This balance made it practicable to draw all drafts for death benefits as soon us the proof .of death was illed. No benefit paying orga'n- nizatlon can pay benefits from the cash on hand more promptly than the American Legion of Honor. An examination of its books by any interested companion will prove the truth of this statement. The amount paid to the benefit fund dur ing the year was ! , : jiiSiXi.70. ; ( Proofs of death of 74H members were filed , amount of bene fits $2,204,000. The assessment on the entire membership amounts to f 100,045.4(1. ( leaving an available balance on hand , with all ro- iwrtcd deaths provided for , of ? lSy72.tW. Seven hundred and deceased forty-three mem bers for whom benefits have been paid repre sent upwards of it.GOO dependents of all ages , who in onu year alone have been greatly ben- clitted by this order. THE ANNUAL elcctioii'of Myrtle division , 1C. of P. , took place Friday , when the follow ing officers were installed : Captain , H. J. Fuller ; first lieutenant , Simon Trostler , and second lieutenant , Gcorgo W. Eastman. IT WAS announced some time ago that the Omaha lodge , No. 39 , H. P. O. Elks , would go Friday night to Lincoln where it would yesterday Institute a lodge of the order in that city. The plan , however , was changed , and the institution willuot take place till later. * PMXBT LODGE No. 4.1C. of. P. will give a ball in Kessler's on next Monday week. The proceeds will be applied to the heroine fund. GIIIUMIM GIIANI > Lowin of Perfection 14 ° A. A. S. U. of Cincinnati has tendered their handsome Masonic cathedral for the uf > o of the supreme lodge 1C of P. THKIIE WILL bo a determined effort made to have the next supreme ledge 1C. of P. ore- ate a ladies' rank. DEATHS OP bcneflcfuries In the endowment rank 1C. of P. during the year 1867 occurred In the following states ano territories ; Ala Damn , 10 : Arkansas , ! ; California , (1 ( ; Colo. rada.'J ; Connecticut,1 ; District of Columbia 7 ; Florida , 1 ; Georgia , U : Illinois , 11 : Indl' ana , 0 ; Kansas , 4 ; Louisiana , 1(1 ( ; Maine , 4 * Maryland , 1 ; Massachusetts'S ; Michigan , 3 ; Minnesota. 8 ; Mlmtalpnl , 9 ; Mlwonrlll ! ; Montana , a ; Nebraska , a ; Norndft , H : NOM Hatnt | hlrc > , S ; New Jersey , 0 } New Mexico , 1 ; New York , 23 ; North Carolina , 3ji Ohio , 8 ; Pennsylvania , U ; lihodo Island , 3 : South Carolina , 2 ; Tennessee , 0 ; Texas , ? 5 Vr | * glnla : Washington territory , I ; Wisconsin , 7 ; a total of 211. , * + Tin : QUMtTrui.v statement of the MiprcmG secretary of the E. It. , 1' . O. C. W. B. Ken nedy , Allows as follows ! Total membership last report ( September .10) ) , HUM ; .oflrtlli- coin * Issued during quarter , 34J ; reinstate ments and ndmUMons by curd , forty total , 10,1)31 ) ; rcsgnntlonR ! , forfeitures and with drawals , 1UO ; dcothvl,00fl rate , , twelve } 2,000 , twenty-three : fil.OOO , thirty-tour ; total membership in force , 10,78'J ; receipt * during the quarter , 1123,148.47 ; balnnco on hand last qmuter , fSS.OW.S 1 ; remitted by S. S. to S. M. of E. , $123,142.77 ; warrants drawn during during quarter , tIrt7f > 24.42 ; bixlmico oil hand January I , 1&S8 , WO.ClS.ll ) ; amount of death benefit * paid during quarter , # 100,000 ; total paid to date , f ,101SH. ( * * Ox TIII : subject as to how the suspension of the grand ledge of Pentnylvmilu will nf- feet members of the endowment rank ; , Supreme premo Chuiuvllor Howard Douglass sai's : "Tho rights of members will not bo affected who are members of loyal lodges. " * * > AT TIIK session of the supreme lodge , Knight of Pythias , in Ciilclnnati in Juno next , there Will bo six prl/es offered to ill- visions entering the contest and drilling therefor , us follows : First prizo.eush , $1,200 ; Boeond pnw , cash , fcMH ) ; third prln ; , cash , $000 ; fourth pvl/o , cush , S400 ; fifth prize , cash , ? 200 ; sixth prize , There w'll ' bo no classes as heretofore , anil the above prl/os are open and free to 'all ' contestants. i The following prize is offered for the best battalion drill , frco for all contestant * : A stand of regimental colors , to consist at a uniform rank , Knights of Pythlns rcMmetitnl Hag , n United State * regulation silk flag , and two uniform rank regulation markers , the whole to cost not less than f40i ) . > Thu following prizes are also offered : To the division traveling the longest distance by the most direct railroad route in order to reach Cincinnati for the supreme ledge ses sion , cash 100. The division must be composed of not lesi than twenty-four sir knights and three com missioned officers , and must take part in the general parade on Tuesday , Juno 12 , 1833. A band tournament will be held at Muski hull , and the following prizes will bo given for the best brass or nilver bands : First prize , $500 ; second prize , fclOO : third pri/e , SlfiO. SlfiO.Bands Bands entering this contest must take part In the general parade. Cincinnati bands will not bo permlUcd to compote. * TIIK first meeting o ? * ho committee ol ar rangements for the next triennial conclave , which consists of nine members from i'a'ci | of the four 1C. T. cominanderies hi Washing ton , was held rcccntlv. Arrangements nro being made for the presence of 50,000 Sir Knights in ISS'.I. * * # * TIIK Hoynl Arcanum's annual stalls ties show 80,000 members , u gain of 0,000 In 1887 , or un average of 750 per month. There were 700deaths during the year , or about nine , in every 1,000. The amount of money collec'i'l during the year was tU,000OOOon , fourteen mi scssments , which is less than any siniip1- society has called in the year. The order m now in its eleventh year and has paid 102 as sessments , or about ten per year , which is lower by nearly half than any secret society in this or any other country. The fallacy that a 1,000 rate is a disadvantage to an en dowment society Is best refuted In the suc cess of the Hoynl Arcanum. Tin : SKCKIIIXO grand ledge A. O. U. W. , of Iowa which once numbered 11,000 members , has now only about 5.000 members left , while these who stood by the supreme lodge are In creasing every year and now number moro than the seceding grand lodgo. TlIH PiTIIHN JUHHIIIUTIOX Of POUllByl- vania lias U3,000 members. * Aroi.t.o I.ODOE , No.123,1. O. O. F. at San Francisco has assets of about $ Ur , > 00 , and has so Judiciously invested its surplus as to secure an-annual revenue of some 2,000 Inde pendent of dues and regular ledge receipts. Tun Ixnii'KxmxT : : 6iuuu of B'nul B'rlth held Its twenty-fifth annual session in Sun Francisco January 25. THE MRMIIKUS of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Kite in Now York have purchased for $120,000 the Hutcero Unformed Presby terian church corner , of Madison avenue and Twenty-third street , and will occupy it in a few month * . The dedication ceremonies will bo very clabot ate. Tin ; Titir.xxiAi , Ci.un of Do Molay Com- mandcry at Bloomington , 111. , has accumu lated $1,0.10 for expenses nt the next Trien nial Conclave. It was raised by the payment of ? 3 per month by each member. * * THE juxioii OUIIKU of United American Mechanics is a society which although only having un existence of a year in Omaha is al ready beginninlng to have a largo member ship. The objects of the order are : First To muhitaln and promote the inter ests of Americans , and shield them from the depressing effects of foreign competition ! . Second To assist Americana in obtaining employment. Third To encourage Americans In busi ' ' ness. Fourth To establish a sick and funeral fund. 11 Fifth To maintain the public school sys tem of the United States of America , and. to prevent Rcetarinii interference therewith , and uphold the reading of the Holy Blblo therein. 11 The objects of the order can not be , al tered unless proposed in writing at a previous stated meeting , and n cony of the said altera tion must bo transmitted to each member 'of ' tho. tody , and if adopted , the alteration shall bo submitted to the members of the order for a vote thorcon , and if approved by a majority , the alteration shall become part of the con stitution. The society meets on Tuesday evenings at 1821 Douglas street. ' A NKW K. of P. loSgo has been llshcd in Hloomington , Nob.Its number will bo id , and the membership will comprise the leading citi/ens of that flourish ing town of southern Nobroska. . Lonae , No. 217 , Order Sons of Saint George , of this city , has .In stalled Urn following officers for the ensuing year : Worthy president , Harry Morton ; worthy vlco-president , Chus. Hill : worthy secretary , Harry Evans ; worthy treasurer , H. Schotchley ; prelate , Joseph Dev ; mcsson- ger , J. Hooves ; Inside sentinel , - -OOt- ; : sldo sentinel , . ! . Uobblns ; trustees , Ed Ay ros , J. Strubllug and John Douglas. This , order is composed exclusively of Englishmen , and is under the supervision of the district deputy grand worthy president , W. H. Adams , of this Jurisdiction. Shakespeare ledge tuHs out with its second year with u membership of fifty , and this year promises to be ono of renewed energy and success. The charter of this lodge it still open , and un earnest , invita tion is extended to Englishmen to cbmo into the fold. i , * OMAHA DIVISION , K. of P. , have elected the following officers for the ensuing year : John Hayward , captain ; George Pousnor fii-ht lieutenant ; diet Mcndcnhall , HccQDd lieutenant ; J. Fred Haluswortli , recorder. and A. Wolff treasurer. Captain Haywurd was honored by re-election. Thcso officers were installed by Colonel II. J. Wells , the quartermaster general. This is the first company to Install Its officers. It seems to have heard that Hlack Eagle division is pluming itself on its knowledge of tactics and iU nbilltvlndrilllngand somoof.its mem bers desire the division of the uubla sky-king to know that Omaha division has money , marbles and chalk , especially chalk , which nays that it can vanquish the former in a competitive exhibition. t . * Ox NKXT Wednesday , the 22nd Inst. , the Omaha Second regiment Knights of Pythias will give a grand parudo through the streets of the city , by way of celebrating Washing ton's birthday , IIH also the twenty-third anniversary of the institution of the uniform rank of the order. The ten divisions com posing the. regiment will take port in' ' the parade us also the brigadier-general and his stuff. * TIIK SKW hall of Good" rich ledge 144 I. O. O. P. will bo dedicated Tuesday Fob. 23 in the afternoon , and in the evening the members limit heir friends will devote their attention to literury.cxcrcUei ) ; ' Juneing'aud fcustiug. ' 1 . 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