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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; SUNDAY. OCTOBER 22 , 1893-SIXTEEN PAGES.
WHERE WOMEN HOLD SWAY General and Mr ? . Wheaton's ' Presence Calls Ont the Swells from Their Seclusion. MARRIAGES CELEBRATED THE PAST WEEK Jlri. Cnrtnr Informally Entertain ! nMnmber ofFrlcliils Who Ilnve Artlntlo Ability Curd 1'nriy nt Mr. nnil MM. Arthnr \\nkrlrr' * Society The presence of Gcncr.il and Mri.Whcaton in the city , who are remembered by many In Omaha as most charming and delightful people ple , whose functions at the garrison wer always beautiful , brought out the society won and women on several occasions. Had it not been for the presence of these army people the week pnst would have undoubtedly boon like its predecessor , remarkable for Hi quietness. There were several weddings to give the girls n chance to talk wedding gowns and "slch" and a card party or two. But taken as a whole , the week was hardly up to the tandnrd , and as stated before in those col umns there is Illtlo hope of any great social unbending until the ThaukigivinK holidays come around. At this season of the year , when so many young and talented women are about to be come brides. It is Interesting te learn some thing of the rise of the bridal wreath. No wreath has over been so sung by poets and rhyrnsters as that which gracob the head of the brldo on her wedding day , and in most countries the myrtle Is closely associated with the hrlaal wreath. The latter nan become n symbol of true womanliness , of purity of mind and soul , and oven Schiller u among those who have aung its praises. In the time of the Old Testament the .lows saw In the myrtle a sign of what , for them , was most beautiful and precious the promised land , for which they wore always longing. Later on among the Grc-oiH the myrtle and the rose were considered the favorite llowors of Venus , the goddess of love , and gardens of myrtle wore planted in her honor , with beds of roses , the red rose and the green myrtle representing the union of love and virtue. Nowadays the myrtle has , however , sev eral rivals. In America , in England , In Franco and In Poland the orange blossom reigns supreme ; In Italy the white rose has taken the place of the evergreen and fragrant myrtle wreath. In Spain the red rose and 111 Portugal the carnation have supplanted It. In many parts of Germany there are several distinct customs to bo ob served. The sprigs from which the wreath shall bo twined must in some places bo taken at a tlxcd hour of the night bet ween certain holy days. In some countries or districts the veil is used with out the wreath. In the province of Dalarne , In Sweden , the bride wears a white cloth round her head , and in several countries the bridal wreath has , In the course of time , taken the shape of a more or loss elaborate headgear or wedding crown. This Is the case in Norway and in several places In Germany. In Altcnburg it takes the shape of a red velvet cap , round which run thirteen silver rings , from which are suspended a number of silver and gold plates and coins. A veil and a porf usion of floattngslllc ribbons ingay | colors complete the bridal crown. IniDcnmark the myrtle is universally used for bridal wreaths , together with a long white veil. Many families possess myrtle trees , which have for quito a generation or more furnished the myrtle vrroaths for the brides of the family. How to Kdncnto n Cluld'i All nil. The Women's club mot in regular session yesterday afternoon. The meeting was an interesting ono and evidently enjoyed by every member who attended. The subject for discussion was "Tho Ethical Training of the Will" and was treated as follows : First If wo accept as the purpose of education to make man free , i. o. , able to think and to act for himself , in Just how lar ns contributary to this end should parents and teachers direct the thought and control the action of the child ? Second At what period of mental devel opment may such direction and control bo safely with Irawn ? When should the pupil decide for himself what he will or will not do , what ho will or will not learn , etc ? The following ladles took part in the dis cussion : Mesdames. Powell , Bradley , Ford , Baldwin , Newton , Gould , Towne , Goodman , Notsan , the Misses La Hue , Novms , Mc- Charles , Sntun , Lohmer , McCarthy , Cooper , Shtppoy , Goodman , Burnett , Hanna , Moore , Hester. Altar , Roy , Illokok and Fair. Mrs. Sudborough presided , the discussion being purely informal. Mrs. Sudborough led the discussion in a very skillful and tact ful way , much as a toastmastcr Introduces the various speakers , and said Just the right thing to weave the remarks of the others into a durable fabric. The gist of much of it was that from a mother's standpoint use tact first to disci pline young children , thi'n resort to reason to lead children to use their wills In the right direction. The child's will must be strength ened. Parents and teachers must co-operate on this point and each supplement ns well as strengthen the work of the other , The child must bo tuught how to apply his micd. There are peculiar children mentally. We should begin with all children young , on the mother's knee If possible. Allow the child's nature to unfold la a natural way , not fosterIng - Ing difficult things. How fur shall wo push , how far mnko thei child I Considerable discussion turned on the deilnltlon of implicit obcdienco in the child and the extent to which the mental must bo present in the mind and tones of voleo of these who have the care and training of the child , to what extent this must bo used. It was apreed that implicit faith in the child begets Implicit obedience. Ijiicsin unit Pnrlcor. There was n quiet wedding in Walnut Hill Wednesday , nt the resldoncoof Mr. and Mrs. S. P , Parker , 5831 Franklin street , in which their sister , Oertrudo , was united in mar riage to Mr , W. F. Lucas of Croighton , NOD. The ceremony was celebrated at 8 o'clock a. m. and was witnessed by a small circle of relatives and intimate srionds. The bridal party was preceded by Httlo Bessie , dough , tor of Mr. and Mrs. Parker , who scattered llowors in the pathway of the bride , and Miss Ilcssio wns followed by Mr. and Mrs. J. 13. Lucas of nioomfltild , Neb , , brother and sister of the groom , who acted as bridesmaid and best man , and lastly the bride and irroom. The ceremony was performed by Hov. O. M. Gritllths of Ntobrara , Neb. , an old friend and former pastor of both bride aud groom. After the ceremony the party sat down to n pretty woddlng breakfast and then pro ceeded to Mltsourl Valley , la. , where the afternoon was spent with relatives tfnd friends. After tea the bridal party , consisting of the bride and groom , the groom's mother , Mr nnd Mrs. J , H. Lucas and Kov. O. M. Griffiths , took the Northwestern limited for a two weeks visit at the World's fair. The brldo is a beautiful and accomplished young ludy enjoying u irido circle of friends , not only in Omaha but also at Crcighton. The groom is u young business man of Crolghton and Junior member of the well known collec tion and brokerage 11 rm of Hlco & Lucas. Mr. and Mrs. Lucas will bo at home to their frleras at Crolghlon , Neb , , after Novem ber 20. To Alii tlio SJiulo Kuiul. The Parish Aid society of Trinity cathedral will give a parish reception , with short musical program , at the residence of Mr , l'n. . Johnson- Wednesday ovoiiliitr , at B o'clock. H is to bo girou for the bcneiit of the music fund , Following is the program ; I'luiio Solo Selected.Mmo. . Mess-Kudu YocalSoldl 'I1 ' ? J ; ll"by7rjocu1 , - " , V'lari ' vocaiBoioi , - | , , ( l ) ) j.u(1 ij-00f | , Meyer UuUcud Mrs. ( Aitton. Jlooltation Tlio Organ llulldor , Anon Mrs. J.J. DlaUoy. Vocal Bolo-Litl'o liny Illuo . . . .Kevins Mrs. Will WooU. I'liino Bpjo Selected . . .Miuo. Hoss-1'uclis Surprised on Their liirttnluj-i A very enjoyable birthday party , which en mo as a surprise to Misses Emma and Belle Smith , was tendered thcso young la- flies Tuesday evening at their residence , 1010 Bouth Nineteenth troet. Card * and duno- Ine were Indulged in until a Into hour , do- ilcioui refreshment * being served durlng-tha evening. , , These present wore ! Misses Moore , Lula Wearno , Brandln , Hnttlo Wllvin , Dayman , Annotta Wilson , Shanlow , Kmma Smith , Lambert , Belle Smith , Mrs. H. C. Templar , Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Crane , Mr. and Mrs. Fred Uabcock ; Messrs. Kedflold , BaUmloy , Wltrglns , Crane , Smith , Moor , Dayman , Wearno , Cook , Proctor. Mnrrlccl on The marringo of Mr. C. II. Sohuollo and Miss Matilda Busch was nolotnnlzod last Wednesday evening at the residence of the brlao's ' paronls , 2002 Hamilton street , in the presence of a largo number of friends , Kov. 1'aul Matthews officiating. The ceremony was performed in the front parlor , which was profusely decorated for the occasion. The bride , who was attired in a handsome gown of white cashmere , profusely trimmed with satin and lace , and wearing a wreath of orange blossoms and veil , presented a fair picture of loveliness , and was attended to the altar by her sister , Miss Kttn Uusch , and the Misses Hoslo nnd Llllio Festncr. The groom was accompanied by Mr. H. WoMphalcn and Mr. U. Welt. After the ceremony a sumptuous supper was served : Among these present were : Mr. and Airs. Busch , Mr. nnd Mrs. W. II. Wood. Mr. and Mrs. Kaiser , Mr. and Mrs. Mills , Mr. and Mrs. O'Toolo ' , Mr. nnd Mrs. Uvans , Mr. and Mrs. Bornhnrdt , Mrs. Waehtor , Mrs. O. J. MeCormick , Mrs. II. P. .lessen , Mrs. Com- * an. Mrs. K. Free , Mrs. Winstald and fam ily. Mrs. Greenland , Mr. nnd Mrs. linger- man , Mr. nnd Mrs. Festnor ; Missus Hoslo , Llllio and Lena Festnor , Etta Busch , Wachter , Ida Solfcrt , Katie Schnauber , Evans , Magglo Arthur , Esther Arthur ; Messrs. Wcstphalcn , Wolst. Charles Rogers , GHcic , Selfert , Frank Festnor , Arthur Busch , Jesse Moraine. Corrlgan. Unity Club llcmitnri Work. The first session of the Unity club for the year wns held in the lecture room of the church Friday evening. The program for tlio year consists of Ihreo sections. The art section , directed by Mr. W. S. Curtis , will study the history of paint ing In Italy. The historical section , under the leadership of Mr. C. S. Lobelngor , will take up the history of the science of pout- leal economy. Mrs. J. W. Savage , Miss Wallace and Mrs. W. S. Curtis compose the committee in charge of the lecture and dra matic section. The subject of the opening evening wns : "Remains of Greek aud Roman nnd Early Christian PalntliiR. ' ' Miss. Hamilton read an excellent paper on "Vnso Pointing , " Mrs. Pcrrlno on "Painting in the Etruscan Tombs. " Miss Josie McIIugh gave an Inter esting talk on "Paintings in the Catn- _ _ , _ , . i * i ! \ft n M t. i > rvi * mf t Jrto H iifrtOrttl t AM UUlllUo * iiuu Atitoo ATI.IAL H * * * * * * * * ' ' * ! * * * . - * * - a well written paper on the "Blzzantlno Stylo. " , Mr. Curtis then gave a general talk on the subject of the evening , illustrating it with drawings nnd photographs of ancient Italian vasos. wall painting ana mosaics. Mr. II. P. Lewis , the president of the club , will open the lecture section next Fri day evening. Subject "Economics in the Ancient World. " Thirty Years Miirrlecl. Judge Pat O'Hawes and Amelia M. Hamp ton celebrated the thirtieth anniversary ft their wedding yesterday. They were mat ncd on the 21st day of October , 1803. It was in the midst of the war and the Judge was captain of company F. Fourteenth Ken tucky infantry , and was sent to Catlettsburg , Ky. , as provost marshal of the district of eastern Kentucky. Soon after taking charge of the post , ho be came acquainted with Mrs. It awes , nnd In live months they were married. The Judge says ho did not intend to marry until the war was oror , but there were so many good looking officers In that country that ho wns afraid it ho did not hurry up ho would lese his chance. Mr. and Mrs. Hawes have resided in Omaha for the last twenty-six years. They nro both well known , not only in Oliulia. but throughout the state of. Nebraska. Mrs. Hawes has for years boon prominent in charitable work In the city , in.vrhiuh much peed has been accomplished. She enjoys the friendship ana has received the con gratulation of a wide circle of friends , who wish her many returns of her anniversary day. Cnrrlocl On nil Omuhii Girl. Ono of the prettiest weddings of the sea son was that of Miss Anna Lou Fitch and Mr. Ueorge Adam Melster of Springfield , 111. . Wednesday evening at the residence of the bride's parents , Mr. and Mrs. Darius Fitch , 28U Farnam street. For the event the house was profusely docor.itod , pulms , cut llowors and smllax entering largely into the decorations. Four pretty Httlo girls acted as bride's maid ens , gowned daintily in pink nnd green , the young girls being Misses Gra > : io and Amy Colliding of Springllold. III. , and Viola and Hazel Calm of this city. The bride , who is a very sweet and charming woman , wore a lovely vreddinir gown of ivory satin , duch- csso , with old point lace togivoita daintv or namentation. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. M. Patterson of the First Pres byterian church , the bridal party taking position in a floral bower in the front parlor. A short reception followed , the bride and groom leaving the same night for Spring- Held , whore they will bo homo Wednesdays in December. For Conoral nnd Mm. Wltoaton. Judge and Mrs. E. S. Dundy throw open their beautiful homo on Georgia nvenuo Wednesday evening in honor of General and Mrs. Wheaten , who for several years were loaders In the social life of the garrison , whc'n tbo general was a part of Omaha by reason of assignment to the command of the post. The evening was a thoroughly charming ono , made so by the vocal selections of Mrs. Whcaton nnd Mrs. Motcnlf , In addition to cards. Among the guests were : General and Mrs. Wheatou , General and Mrs. Brooke , Captain and Mrs. Snrson , Mrs. Porter. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wulteloy and their guest. Mrs. McKnew of Baltimore ; General and Mrs. Dandy nud Miss Dundy , Judge and Mrs. Webster , Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Wheeler. Jr. , Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Rcdick , Mr. Chat Redick , Mr. and Mrs. Joe Barker , Mr. and Mrs. Motcnlf , Mrs. E. S , Duudy , Jr. The "Jolly Four" to tlio Front. The "Jolly Four" gave another very de lightful party Wednesday evening at Ly ceum hall. Tlioro was a largo attendance , the evening being exceedingly pleasant throughout , . Among these present were : Mr , and Mrs. Llttlofiold , Mr. nnd Mrs. McDonald , Mr. nnd Mrs. Cafforty , Mr. nnd Mrs. Cook ; Misses Curry , updvlto. Hamlin , Winuy , Farnesloy , Latsch , Hoddcr , Keller , Linda- borg , Aumoek , Swondby , Cr.ilg , Gllllpun , Graves , Goff , Lutsch. Gruber , Never , Graves , Brouhes ; Messrs. Thomson , Burn , hum , Thomson. Page , Thcissen , Dona hue- Allison , Henderson , Potter , Hoviicihls , Ocoanbcam , Potter , McDonald , Ziminor , Hunns , Whitmore , Ray , Newton , McKcu , Potter , Craig , Klucrly Hlndercnrtuiior * . ACrs.'O. M. Carter gave a Jolly Informal drawmc party Thursday evening nt her rcsl deuce on Upper Farnam street , The guests were presented with slips of paper nura bored and as their iiumbe.ru were called were asked to draw the animal announced on sketch imper placed at one end of the room. Aa ono guest said , "my number 17 , called for a zebra , but I am sure the animal looked more like an elephant than a zebra. " Prizes were given for the best drawing and also to the person mukiug the greatest number of cucsses as to the names of the nnlmuls. Among these present were : Mr.and Mrs , C. Raymond , Mr. and Mrs , Colpuuor , Mr. and Mrs. Charles Squires , Mr. nnd Mrs. George Squires , Mr , and Mrs. Cudy , Mr. and Mrs. Iiartman , Mr. and Mrs , Frank Ransom. riujred C'Rrilt. For Mrs. Wilber McKnew of Baltimore- Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wokoley entertained u number of friends at cards Monday evening , the guests bolus } ; General and Mrs. Dandy , Mr. and Mrs. Yost , Judge and Mrs. Wakoloy , Mr. nnd Mra. Wcssolts , Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wiudsor , Mr. and Mrs. McKcnna , Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Bennett , Mr. and Mrs. Cudnliy , Mr , and Mrs , PrlVuhett , Mr. and MM. George Patorson. General and Mrs. Covrin , Mr. uud Mr * . Boyd , General uud Mrs. Wheaton , Mr. und Mrs. W. F. Allen , Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Vnlll , General nnd Mrs. Brooke , Mr. nnd Mrs. Colpotzcr and Dr. and Mr * . Robert Dohcrty. Jttovomnnti In Swell Clrclon. ' Mrs. Jo Barton has returned from the World's fair. ' Mrs. W. W. Donnelly has returned from the White City. Mr. W. F. Vaill has returned from a short visit to the fair. Miss Mollie Hibbard returned yesterday from a visit to Chicago. Mrs. Frank Cross has returned from a month's visit In Chicago. Mr. George Krug and fnmily loft yester day on a tea days , visit to the fair. Mrs. S. .1. Fisher nnd baby are visiting at the residence of Morltz Meyer , 2101 Douglas. Mrs. M. ( loth is now nt homo at 1010 Dodge street , after an absence of several months. Mrs. Godso has removed to the Mc- Cormlck residence , Eighteenth nnd Capitol avenuo. * Last evening the Metropolitan club gave the opening ball of the season at the club rooms. Mr. nnd Mrs. W. A. Sheldon nnd son , Ea- ward , loft last week for a two weeks visit in Chicago. Mrs. Frank Colpotrer has issued "at homo" cards for Wednesday afternoon , 3 o'clock. Mr. nnd Mrs. Learned returned Thursday from another delightful ton days nt the Woild's fair. Mrs. Dcorlng nnd Miss Doorlng of Port land , Mo. , nre the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Rogers. Mr. George Axford nnd Miss Ida Axford have go no to Chicago , Milwaukee and other eastern points. Miss Susie Woohvorth of Albany , N. Y. , was the cuost of Airs. .f. M. Woolworth for a fo"w days last week. Miss Munroo aud sister. Miss Jessie , left for Chicago yesterday. They will bo guests at the Hotel Omaha , Misses Margaret Rlloy and Nnllto Nestle- bush have gene to Chicago , whore they will witness the closing of the fair. Miss Tatuin leaves on Monday for Chicago to remain until the early part of November , when she goes east for the winter. Quito a number of Omaha "people attended the hop at the post Friday night. Mrs. Worth followed the dance with a suppor. Mrs. Clement Chasn returns today from Chicago nnd will bo accompanied by her mother , Mrs. 13. E. Edwards of California. Mr. and Mrs. William Kaufman celebrated their wooden wedding last night at their residence , Seventeenth and Castollnr streets. Mrs. Louis Rothchlld and her daughter Elma have returned this morning ( Saturday ) from their extensive trip to the World's fair. Erfllng hall was the scone of a very pleas ant dnneing party Wednesday evening , the tlanco program consisting of eighteen num bers. bers.General General and Mrs. Whcaton , who have been the guests of friends fora fortnight , loft for their station In San Autonio , Tex. , yqstcrday. ' Mr. F. C. Mnthows , cashier of the Bur- ilngron. has taken a residence at 1410 South Tenth street , removing to Omaha from Council Bluffs. Miss May Burns entertained informally on Monday evening a few of tho4young people who called to pay their respects to Miss Bell , her guest. The Tuesday Morning club will'hold its first regular mooting of the season on Tues day next with Miss Alexander , 1220 South Thirtieth avenue. Mrs. Arthur C. Smith Invited a few friends on Thursday to meet her friend , Mrs. George W. Hammond of Boston , uud her mother , Mrs , Joseph White. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Lock wood nro out er- taininp Hon. George B. St. ' John and wife of Norwalk , Conn. Mrs. St. John Is a sister of Mr. Lockwood. It Is rumored tha t Mr. Frank Ransom is writing a book on high five. Ho has not yet decided what house will bring out his latent story of the popular game. Mrs. J. E. Boyd , Miss Boyd and Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bierbowor have gone to Chicago to witness the closlmr of the fair. They are guests at the Palmer house. ) , Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Drake will entertain Monday evening the Park Avenue Card club and the Bon JVuii club , which will bo con solidated for this winter's eames. For General aim Mrs. Wheaton , who were their guests for several days last week , General and Mrs. Dandy entertained a num ber of friends at cards Friday evening. Mrs. Paul Hemrich and her daughter Lulu sailed Wednesday on the stcnmshiu Freis- land ot the Ued Star line for Germany , where they will remain during the winter. Mr. J. M. Campbell of the passenger de partment of the Burlington leaves this week for Philadelphia , where on October ! J3 ho will wed Miss Lulu Owning of the Quaker City. City.Mr. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Newman will shortly arrive in Omaha to bo the guests of Mrs , Newman's mother. Mrs. E. L. Dundy , bo- f ot o finally returning to their homo in Now York. The Young Peoples society of the First United Presbyterian church u-as entertained by Miss Emma Stiles of Clifton hill Friday evening. A literary and musical program was.rondlerod. oBishop and Mrs. Worthltigton gave a charming reception last Saturday evening at "Bishopthorpc" In honor of the missionary bishop from Liberia , Rev. W. J. Ferguson. About fifty guests were present to enjoy the delightful hospitality of the bishop and his esteemed wife. The hop at the garrison Friday evening brought out a number of the people from town , among whom were : Miss Mi-Kcnua. Miss Redman , Miss Emily Wakeloy , Captain nnd Mrs , Ayers , Lieutenants Dean and Quay , Captain Crowdor. Major Gushing nnd family. Mr. Charles Wilson , Mr. Al Patrick , Mr. Wallace. Mr. and Mrs. I. Qulv > ry celebrated their eighteenth wedding anniversary nt their homo , northeast corner of Sixteenth and Howard streets , Wednesday evening. The birthdays of Mr. Mlllard , Miss Houck and Mius Ocumpaugh were nlso celebrated , being guests of Mr. and Mrs. Qulvory. About thirty-lira guests were present , and the evening wns made charming by dancing , cards , music and refreshments. J. P. Yost , the pastor of the Cnstnllar Street Methodist Episcopal church , was very agreeably surprised Wednesday evening ns ho returned homo from an evening call , Uncling his homo crowded with people who cnmo to pay their respects to the family. The company was such as often meets nt the parsonage , and a good time is reported. Baskets , boxes , packages nnd various other contributions were stacked upon the table , for which the pastor and his family nro very grateful. A pleasant surprise party took place Wednesday evening at the residence of Mr , and Mrs. E. M. Birch , 1720 South Eleventh Htreot. the evening being spent in playing hih live until a Into hour , when refresh ments were served. These present were ; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Dennis , Mr. and Mrs. J. H , Buttlor , Mr. and Mrs. J. Rimer , Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Johnson , Mr. aud Mrs , Kolser , Mr , nnd Mrs. Lloyd ; Misses Addio auil Mumio Carolnu , Carrlo Wolfe and Euitim Selilutlor ; and Messrs , Ilcrt' Carnmcllo , Joe Dennis and Adolph Mo stncr , the first prizes belntr awarded to Nelson Dennis and Mrs. Lloyd , the boobies to Adolph Mcssmor and Mrs. Koiser. FiiHlilonublu Millinery. Miss Daoy , who recently returned to Omaha and out In a millinery establishment in Mrs. J , Benson's store , has mot with pronounced - nounced success. Ladies are assured of ( jot ting the very latest uhupes and styles. A specialty Is made of order work , which is executed , promptly and with good taste. DOINGS OOMAHA WOMEN Something About Domestic Economy as a Brant Ijf the ( Hub. H E T MRS , 2 , T , LINDSEY'S PAPER ON POETRY In Hcnutlfut Larltfdngo filio fthowt How Notion's Poetical 1,1 fo Correspond ! with Hint of n Mnn In 111 Youth , I'rtina niul Senility. * So many ladies nro anxious to bo among the charter members of the Omaha Woman's club that Mrs. Mary G. Andrews made n motion at the last meeting to suspondtho rules for awhile and thus open the way for all who wish to do so to sign the constitution during the next few weeks vr hlto It is in pro cess of amendment and revision. It is the purpose of the club to giro tno constitution aud by-laws n thorough overhauling so that they will moot the requirements of the club , which is already much larger than the com mittee who drew up the chitrtor over dreamed it would become. Great interest is centering around the now department of Domestic .Economy , which was formed Monday , with Mrs. Hal- icr as chairman. The Idea of being always practical is ono of the underlying principles of the club and In this department reforms that nro of vital interest to men , women and children without any sentimentality may bo lnntit.iit.nil. Thorn unn hn nn innro imnortnnt issue in woman's world than that which affects her homo. All signs of the times point to the passing of thoartistlc , theosoph- teal and political science studying woman , and to the ro-onthroncmont of the woman who cares most for he.ilth , homo and chil dren. It Is partly on this account that a re vival of homekcoplng is going to swoop over the country , and cooking In a sclcntillo man ner will bo the fad for the ujxt few years. The results can bo only good and tno depart ment of domestic economy will no doubt bo the most popular ono in the club. The program under the auspices of the de partment of English verso was almost wholly ono of entertainment. This clans , although the first to appear , had no excuses or failures , and Is to bo congratulated on having established so high a precedent. The Englisn ballad. "Only a Uose , " as sung by Miss Julia Tnllaferro , was beautiful and rendered in that lady's usual artistic style , which her friends take , as a matter of course. The selection , ' -The Ixitus Eaters , " read by Mrs. Ktchnrdson , added not a Httlo to the enjoyment of the afternoon. Miss Knight's pacer on the "Living Amer ican Poets" was presented by Mrs. Percy Ford , in the affsenco of the author. The essay was a tacit admission that there tire no American poets , but will bo. The author ess gave numerous extracts and opinions of well known .literary critics ; paid several compliments , and in 0:10 or two instances proved that authors almost reached the true poetic Inspiration. If the times demanded It thcro would bo no [ dearth of poets in this country , but there seemed to bo no occasion for them just now. The paper was bright ana original , and received hearty applause. .Mrs. LlntUcy'a Pupor. But the ' 'brlght. &ticular star" of the occasion was Mrs. 2-T. L.tndsoy. Her sub ject , the "Decadence of the Heroic in Poe try , " was a dlftluult.ono to handle In so brief a paper , but the autlibr succeeded in cover ing tno ground in , a scholarly and. pleasing way that proved her to bo a won.an of wide information , ono who has inoro than a pass ing acquaintance with books and authors. She said : ' The lifetime of man is generally aividcd into sovcn aqcs , but thcso may bo grouped Into three- main divisions youth , maturity and ripe old age. While it-is often dlfllci.lt to place an individual. } ! ! his. proper go , it is always easy to classify him according to these three chief' * periods. The marks of youth urer as unmistakable as the char acteristics of age , while tbc'prime 6f life is never mistnUen' for , , either aud youth is full of "ativity.and Hsllmpressions , though few , aio extremely vivid. A baby's attention is attracted by a whlstlo or a rattle while the Intricate harmonies of Wagner would fail to keep him quiet. Nice distinctions of taste are the result of lone cultivation , and a discriminating conscience is largely the result of education and train ing. A child loves and hales , but cannot toll why. Ho listens with delight to the stories of other children and his \jyes grow largo over the marvelous tales of giants , hobgoDlins and fairies. Applying ; the Parallel. "Nations pass through the same stages of development as the individual. Wo can scarcely see the linen dividing the seven successive ages and periods as they fade from one Into another , but wo can easily Greece the mass of the people believed that they were created solely for the con venience of the few , .to follow where they led , to add to their renown in time of war and to minister to their pleasure in time of peace. Hence the rhapsodists , who related to the great a poetical account of their glorious deeds and those of their ancestors , were warmly wel comed everywhere. Epio poetry grow out of these stories of heroes , and its distinguish ing feature is the entire absence of personal thought or emotion. Homer's Iliads , whether the work of ono man , or the compilation 01 the works of many , are free from any trnco of the Individuality of the author. Ho is a narrator of the deeds of his nation's heroes and docs not. dream of obtruding himself , his thoughts or toolings upon his audiences. "Later on , when democracy began to raise Its head and It dawned upon the people that thov hud rights , their poetry changed , gradually but unmistakably introducing the personality of the writer , until In lyriu poetry - try the height of self-expression was reached. The epic poets of Greece are the poets of'hcr youthwhen deeds , not emotions , were all Important. Unman mill Otlior NationToll tlio Sumo Tulci "Of early Koman poetry wo know but Httlo beyond the single fact that it was of the ontoor heroic typo , becoming intensely personal In the nation's glorious prime and deeply relloctivo and moralizing in Us old ago. "Could any but a primitive people , with fresh natural impulses , have written the Nlobolurmen Liodl Dunhlldo , Siegfried and Krlemhlldo stand out boldly. They work wonders , they love and hate intensely , they are more than human. There is no reflection , no moralizing , no hint of the personality of the author , all is swift , vigorous action. It is thoroughly Toutonlujtiio ono would for a moment think of ascribing it to a Latin race. It bears in its crudity Vho germs that later , in the maturity of Gorman literature , would produce the strength of .Uootho. His per sonality i everywhortuuiparont. You can not escape it , and in his. masterpiece there is enough of philosophy V point to what must follow what has folloivgd , for metaphysi cal Gorman literature , ! ? uow in it ripe old age. ' Franco mid Knc n l w Pollllmit lllitory , " " "Franco owed much "to" her Komiu con querors and her earliesnUoraturo is Latin , Sut after the treaty otrVcrdun , when Italy , Franco and Germany \yer& born , the French i. . , in tn sine songs o-MhMr own. And what we're ' they uk > TS ? AbeMfc IWaud , the bravo knlirht. and CharlemagUo.- Heroic songs , ull of tiiom. Not so tragui pr so stronir as the Gorman , but still full of marvelous deeds of nrnwess Uy I > d * > ? I' fAUCO OUtRl'UW tllCSO m-olo iolw ana OoTnclllo , Itaulue UM d Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov'tlleport. Moltoro wrote the drama of mature Francs , not sober or somber Franco , for nothing can deaden the lightness of French gonhu. "Italy , born of ancient Homo , never had any youth , and consequently no horolo songs. She was always overshadowed by the church , which o long hold all there \ras of literature and learning. 'England had her Beowulf of Teutonic origin , and her Arthurian legends of Celtic origin , both Intensely heroic. Her youth was as healthy as could bo and developed slowiy'hnt surely until in the golden prime of the Elizabethan ago Shakespeare arose to tartlo the \vorld with his all-embracing genius. But the drama which Is everywhere tbo product of mature lltornturo Is no longer the outlet of literary talent i n England , aho has passed the meridian of tier prime and is approaching the reflective period , A so tlio Ncason ot Itlpenoit Fruit * . ' 'Not that 1 would have you think that I assoolato docactonco with ngo. Ago tn an In dividual or a nation is the glorious autumn the season of ripened fruits and grains , the' most beautiful ot all the year. It ti only when wo realize that the end must come nt no distant day that autumn ta sad to us. But the characteristic of ngo Is reflection. It no longer delights In action ; it does not care to Impress the world with its personal ity. It gathers up the tangled ends nnd threads of llfo and straightens them out. U no longer vlows llfo as a pageant , nor presses eagerly to the front In life's race , but from Its greater height nnd calm suruuity it sur veys the whole unlvorso. rV'It is not strange that the horolo Is ab sent from modern poetry ; the strange thing would bo Us presence thcro. Wo have out grown It , and it would bo just ns consistent for us to go back to it as for us lo go b.tck to our dolls. Aside from nn educational point of view how many pcoplo ot today read the Iliad or the Odyssey ? Vfo cannot if wo would bcconio children again , though wo nd- mlt that "Thero Is something sweet that follows vnllth with flvitic * fnnf , . nni ! irlll nnvm * como again. " Hut wo would not if wo could change our modern civilization , with Its re- llnomenls , for the limitations of our Anglo- Saxon forefathers , with all their strength and our poetry will continue to grow inoro nnd more philosophical until it shall ccaso to bo poetry altogether. rcrtiuinllty at American Utnrntitre. "As a matter of fact , though , American literature is in tensely porsoiml ; the writings of Emerson show the tendency of modern thought , nnd it may not bo long until fiction , which has largely superseded poetry , will Imvo given pUeo to philosophy. Do not understand mo to say that wo have out grown heroism or that thcro are no modern heroes. Far from It ; wo have nn nhund- nnc3ofboth.But our point of view is dif ferent from that of our-dornian. French or Anglo-Saxon forefathers. In many instances the heroes of whom tlioy sung would , in our oycs , bo considered bullies. "Wo have outgrown the "oyo for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" period of existence , nnd although wo are still far short of that stage where "if a man sinlto thco on ono check turn to him the other also , " yet wo Imvo made some progress toward it. Wo are actually beginning to believe that a stand ing army is a relio of tlio dark ages , and that all quarrels should bo settled without blood- shod. Our heroes arc these who face un shrinkingly tno most distasteful tasks , the most dangerous positions if duty calls thorn. They are these who champion the most un popular cause , if it bo n Just ono. These who take the part of the weak against the strong mid have the courage to stand by their convictions in splto of the opposition of church or tradition. Weak men nnd women , who would bo no match for an ancient hero in point of physical strength , hut who nro , after all , strong enough to move the whole world these arc modern heroes. Notwith standing that wo have scoresot those heroes I bollevo we shall never , so long ns our liter ature shall endure , have n revival of purely heroic poetry , and that a modern epic is an impossibility. " Mrs. Pcattio as chairman of the depart ment then closed the program with a short paper indicative of the purpose and proposed work of the class. She said the object was pleasure und not hard study. One cannot bend his mind to the appreciation of poetry any inoro than ho can to the feeling of lovo. It is according to one's mood. A person in going through a Hold of flowers'would not pluck every weed and common thingbouquots ; are not m.ido in that manner. A- horse would only consider a bunch of daisies good for mastication. She ended her remarks by quoting Tjoncfcllow's ' Black Shadows" from ' 'Birds of P.issago , " as n dciinition of the word "rhymo. " The club then adjourned until Monday , October 30. DoWitt's Witch Haiol Halve euros sores. DoWitt's Witch Ha/pl Salvo cures ulcor. Wayne Herald : Ono by ono the counties of our proud commonwealth are standing un for Nebraska and honesty bv instructing their delegates to the republican state con vention to vote for that grand old man , Hon. Samuel Maxwell. If there is any one who has any idea that the vote of the pcoplo won't be heard in thn coming stuto conven tion just lot him listen to the thunder's roar. LOWERED THE TAX BATE. tTIiat Mnyor IlemU lint Don * to Fore * n R * clnotlon ot Cltjr TAXCH. By & vigorous exorcise of the vote power Mayor Domta saved the taxpayers of Omaha the sum of 1135,410.00 at ono foil swoop. This was at the beginning of the current year , when the annual levy of taxes for the support of the city government was mado. The city council , through Its finance committee - mittoo , inMS ! up the annual levy ordinance and proposed to levy a tax of M % mills upon all real and personal property within the city limits. In other words , the council pro posed to lory tribute to the extent of over C cents upon every (100 of valuation of real nnd personal property. This would have raised a fund amounting tol,020lMl.SO for the purpose of conducting the business of the city , nu increase of nearly $200,000 over the amount levied for 181KJ. When the ordinance making this levy had passed the council and wont to the mayor for his approval , it was promptly vetoed , the mayor assigning as a reason for his veto that ho considered Ilia proposed levy "ox- ccsslvo nnd unnecessary. " The mayor milled : "Whtlo a suniclent levy should bo made to nicot the necessary rctiiilrrmonts of each of the several funds , the utmost t-aro should bo exercised to avoid an unnecessary Increase of taxes. The taxpayers of Omaha are already overburdened with Uxation , and In view of this fact , I believe the levy for this year should bo kept down to. the lowest point consistent with good govern ment and carrying forward necessary Im provements. " The vote of the mayor was sustained , and ns a direct result of It a conference was hold by the mayor , council and heads of de partments , and n decrease of Ok' mills ef fected , making n reduction in the levy of SIBT. , 110.00. It was found necessary to make an In crease ot u mills in the sinking fund low over last year in order to moot tlio Interest on pav'njr ' , sowar and other Improvement bonds and to redeem such of thoao bonds as matured during the year. A reduction of 1 mill from last year's low was mdo : ( In tlio water rent fund , for the payment of rentals for llro hydrants. The judgment fund was reduced I mill , a largo number of judgments Inherited from former admlnlstatlons having been paid. The sohool levy was Increased 1 mill In accordance with the request of the Board of Education. The library levy was raado the same as last year , 1 mill. The levy for the fire department was in creased } 4 mill , to provide for a now llro engine , additional hose wagons and equip ment. The police fund remained the same as last year. . An increase of J mill was made in the curb , guttering and cleaning fund , to meet the Incrc.isod oxpeuso of street sweeping by reason of the largo increase in the mileage of paved strcots. The sewer maintaining levy wns made the same ns before , % niilL A reduction of ? of 1 mill was made in the levy for park purposes. Tlio lighting fund was increased yt mill , to cover a shortage in the levy for 18OJ , but it Is probable that a balance will remain in the fund thl year , by romon of the mayor's vigorous tnslstauco that the Thomson- Houston Electric. Light company should ho paid only for the amount of light actually lurnishcd. No levy was made for the health fund , a saving of ono-cighth of 1 mill , It being agreed that $10,0v)0 ) should bo transferred to this fund from the pouer.il fund. The levy Jor the general fund was made 2 mills less than the amount levied in the ordi nance , which was vetoed , being llxcd at 13 mills , an increase of 1 mill over last year. Of the amount levied for this fund fUl.lSl ) was set itsitio for the board of public works nnd street commissioner , and $45,000 of this has been expended by the street commis sioner in employing laborers for repairing the streets of the city. Thn sum of f3DOO ! , * When you write use good stationary. Our m ono- gramed and wedding stationery is the bsst. We engrave to order and guarantee satisfaction. Your D.UUO cngra-vdd on 103 visiting cards. 11.50. RAYMOND , Corner 15th and Douslai Street * . FRANK \VILCOX C ° - 1515-1517 Douglas. FOR EXCURSION WEEK $3,00 , or thereabouts , will be our Q A.LxEv © leading star for this week , IS MARKED plainly on many lines of fine shoes that have been $4 , $4.50 and SSI made in all the shapes and styles , . plain , patent trimmed , c out tops , kid tops , and in every shope of toes. We intend to have a $3 shoe week , realizing that there are many people who , -having been at the fair , will be more willing than ever before to pay $3 for $4.50 shoes. , * > PRANK WILCOX C ° - 1515-1G17 Douglas Stroot1 , Omnhn , MRS. GRAHAM'S Cucumber and Elder Flower Cream CREATES A PERFECT COMPLEXION Wo are solo auuiiW for Mnie. Graham's ccleurat- cvUolli'uirtlcUitt. Any CIIHO of plmplca or fnclal WeniHh hollowedcli * iictu'loi | J. Ainu solo ainuiUfor thu J.UIHW V. Ikmlen Human Hair JUnir. No I u " U U. " AifCiiU Jortlioldoal NolVIro ! NoNeil"i , Hal"Ilrimh ( Imi.ort.xl- . ) toilet uocoaally a eenii- liio blbcrlau bristle In an electric air cushion tuiw IDEAL HAIR STORE , 209S.i5tliSt.KarbachBloci , , 108 * . Njwla the TiTiotiBuy CANARIES. Tills year's canaries , warranted BlnRuru , onlya 60 each. . This yuar'H canaries , feiimlua , only 7Bo oaHi , Tcxivs rortblnls , warrant ) * ! slneem. only SJ uMli. LTexaa iiioclihifblnla , warranted liiffrH. only * 3 each. I-tnro Ja- liannoil wlrac.W ( " woocltonly s each. Yoniiir talktm ; uarrolH ifrom * H to l0 uach. 8ullU | eul 'wli-o ' parrot cagtja J , OoWllsh , Imported stock , 3 for * 1 ; dozen W.60. Ooliler'i Bird St re. 4OU Xo. lUth .SI. JtlIKU .TISU OUIIMM : , GHOMCIM. The most practical and surest rovuUlva l IllUULIJMT 8 Milliard Uiuvus. Invented by Itlcullot und adopted by thu Koy.il KiiKllili Navy , the private amj mlllury Krenchl.oHi.lUU. und u J Lll over the world. Thirty years of success. Kor Kal with drufiflsU. In boxes conlalntiiir ten leave * MC i. Bie that the Inventor' . Bltfiulure U upon Jjich box and leaf. Mulu oMoe. f. llUollot Afo , . 4'J Aveuuu Victoria , P < irl , JTrancu. 1i nlto been tmnsforrod fron th ( tnor l fund to the ho.ilth tuna to pny lh expdnsei of conducting the Bonnl of Honlth. 0. A. Klmon , who wni honored with a nomination by tlio republican convention for the board of education , is eminently ouMl- flml for the position. Ha lift * rocotveil a colleglnto education Abroad nnil Is thoroughly versed in KngH li lltoraUiro. A oilltor of tlio Swedish Tribune ho linn established n high reputation , both for himself nnd ht < journal , not only In Nebraska but In tha cntlro northwest. 81 UCk til Ills font , A coachman In the employ of B. A. Don- son displayed great cour.icro and coolness lust evening nt 0 o'clock ; The horses nttndiud to the fnmily car * rlngo bncRmo frightened wlillo coming down llnrncy street near Twentieth and plunged inndly down thu street , lo SovcntcciUli and I'tornnm , where they collided with a bupgy and ono of the horses foil. Tlio coixehman held on lo the reins and by excellent driving averted ilnmago to the car- rlngo ami its occupants. Mrs. Benson ami two children , who were In the vehicle , nar rowly escaped serious injury in the runaway. CuMonifl Hound Kcrrlpt * . Following is a list of the principal Items received at t ho Omaha customs house dur ing the pant week , with the names of the consignees : Two earloadi tin plato , Lcc-Clarko-An drcoacn company ; ono enrlo.ut tin plato , Omalm 0 an company ; three carloads1 salt , Oudahy I'aclcing company ; two carloads tea , McConl-Itrady company ) ono bale Sumatra tolmcoo , H. HosenitocK ; twenty-four caios tea. O. K. Truman. The ML-Cord-Urady company also received the largest shipment of French In bio delica cies , the customs onicors say , over brought to Omaha , consisting of 4'M ctsct of goods direct from Alexander ICj'nucm.Hordeaux. ALL 0. K. O. K . Clonks , O. K . Suits , O. K . Furs , O. K. Wrappers , O. K. Materials , O. K. Qualities , O. K. Styles , O. K. Finish , O. K. Workmanship , O. K. Linht store. Yon can sec what you're buying. Accommodating * Salesladies , Who will give you every attention. STRANGERS WILL FIND THIS hi I ) K Dlnpp In till U , II. 11 Hub 1U CIOAKS.SUIIS.FURS. COR. I6TH AMD FARNAM STS.OMAHA. Max Mayor & Bro. Co.'s Old Stand. New Entrance on 10th Street. THE OLDEST AND MOST RELIABLE PHOTOGRAPHER High GIa At Popular I'rlooi 3ia-315-U17S. 15th Streak , Ouiaha , Nell ,