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TUB OMAHA PAHiV Jff J''t SUNDAY , FEBUPAUY 21. 1807.
FESTIVITIES BEFORE LENT Eoaial Oirclcs Contract in Anticipation of the Penitential Season. BRILLIANT GERMAN AT COUHTLANDT PLACE Scvcrnl Dnnclnft I'nrllc * . n CJnnillr Aiimhrr of If cii liiH < i < i l.tmoli- ron iir Tiio nnil n G'omile ot * Tnip nnil lllvcrllnw .Stnrle . The pn t week hta not bcon the greatest nor yat the least of the season in point of tlio number of tfcli'gn Hint hove happened. Although no event * of esc ptlon l mnsnl- tilde have oce-m-oJ , in ' .vhl h all society uilKht participate , there have been pravlJeil quite the usual number of smaller enter- talnmrnt1" , and one or two which might rcaionnbly lay claim to the dlsllr.ctldit of .size. MlM Wool worth' * cotillion Is npokcn of by Bomo who fhareil In It as the most delightful evsnt of the year , ami the ( lane- Ing party given by Mr. and Mr * . Hallor , In honor of Miss Hallor , va Just large enough to make the occasion the thoroughly pleas ant one which parties at the Lliilngpr nuui- I &lon Invariably arc. There la a young woman quite popular and equally prominent In the very topmost clr- clco of Omaha hoclcty whose handiomo face and graceful carrlape have not availed to save her fiom a reputation of coldnora of demeanor which amounts to frigidity. The charge would * cem to bo In a measure un warranted , for those who kno v the young ; woman best are unanimous In asserting the Baselessness of It. Hut well grounded or not , the accusation persists ; and Is respon sible for the prank hereinafter described , an well as for the added degree of frost which the perpetration of It occasioned. The girl in question was , present at a theatrical entertainment ; and , although the performance was generally considered amus ing , It seemed neither to divert her nor to promote conversation between herself nUd her male escort. 'Hie oscnrt was narrowly observed by two companions of his In the rear rows ; to whom his fancied predicament was such as to call for palliative treatment. AVlierf.forc tlmy laid thulrympathetlc henila together , and tool. counsel with the keeper of a store hard by ; and the result of their negotiations was that after the next act ami of unobjcc- a package neatly done up tlouahls fchape was 'brought down by an ushei' Into the chill atmosphere surrounding .the' girl and her escort , to the latter of whom it waa safely delivered. When he opened it , ( which ho did forth with , and IH soiry for it ) , it was found to contain a ll.isk or excellent whisky ; and accompanying it wua a writing which said : " "It lias warmed others : It may warm you. The proper thing to do In the event of receiving an Invitation to a reception or a Icensliniton one of these afternoon funetlnna dear to the heart of womankind , at which the order of exercises , as set down by Dr. Holmes. Is "Giggle gabble gobble git ! " would bs seem to bo to Ignore It entirely unless one is unable to go , in which ease regrets should bo sent. To bo fiure , ths would-bo Hostess , getting no answpr from 'day to day , and being naturally desirous of providing enough chicken salad and chocolate - late , is apt to become bewildered as to the number of guests she. may exp ° ct. nut she only shows her unfamlllarlty with modern social usage by cherishing the very old- fashioned notion that any Invitation , cour teously extended , deserves an acknowledge ment. Another story Is told with bated breath by a few social strugglers , who learned It , heaven knows how , and who are aware of the awful consequences of full and complete disclosures In such matters. It concerns the revengeful scheme of an Omaha girl who , fancying herself neglected by the young men who had with apparent eagerness ac cepted her frequent hospitality , conspired with her father , who was weary of playing escort continually to his own daughter. The family coach had just at that tlins been ' most opportunely provided with a new driver a comely , stalwart fellow , of breed ing evidently above his station In life , whoso face was totally unknown In Omaha , for the very good reason that ho had only Just arrived , well recommended to pater fauilllas , from , DOS Molnefl , and , coming to a prevail ing spell of bad weather , had yet to make Jils first appearance on the box. Whether the proJecU originated with father or daughter Is not accurately known , nor Is " It material to this narrative. 1'apa thought well enough of It. at any rate , to provide the now coachman with a suit of evening clothes , which fitted Ills fine physique ad mirably and transformed a menial Into as good a gentleman as might be found In a day's march. And the girl had a most dis tinguished escort to the next big dancing party , at which nn one ) present had a more genuinely good time than Mr. Blank of Hash- vllle who Just before ho returned to DCS Jlolnes on the following day , dejcrlbed the .occasion as one which had afforded him more kinds of pleasure than any similar thing that had over happened to him. Olillilrcii'H UniH'liiK I'nrty. A very pretty children's dancing party was given Friday evening by Mr. and Mrs , John I. Iledlck and Mr. and Mrs. William A. Iledlck at the residence of the former for the young people of the two households , Masters Klmer , George and John Itcdlck. The guests were Misses Vivian Hector , Jes- slo , Mattlo and Marjorlo Patrick , Marlon Hughes. Gladys Hones , llcsslo Brady , Ada Klrkendall , Frances Ulley , Natalie Morrlam , Grace and Jean Thurston , 1'hoebo Smith , Emily McKcll , Elizabeth Congdon , Marlon Coniu'll , Mary Winston , Kugenla Morand , Sylvia I'nrrotte , Carmellta Chase , Jcnnlo and Addle Canan , and Marjorlo Cockerlll ; Masters James and Tom McKell , Arthur Jnynes , Ilarton Millard , dlen Wharton , Wll- llo Shlverlck , Robert Bradford , Howard Ilar- rett , Wlllard Ilutler , Joy Sutphen , Edwin Itaynolds , Clement Chase , Max Morand , Fred 1'arrntte , Oustavua Winston aud lion- aid I'atcrson. Mr. anil MIM. lfiU rN Il In honor of Miss Hallcr of Davenport , la. , who la their guest , Mr. and Mrs. Frank llal- i lor gave a most enjoyable dancing party last Wednesday evening. The occasion also com- inomoratcd the twelfth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Halle/ . The Llnlnger resi dence Is exceptionally well adapted to the requirements of entertainments of thla kind , . the npaclous apartments , rich In treasures of foreign travel , lending themselves ad mirably to the purposes of dancing and promenades , The picture gallery was prepared - pared for dancing , music for which waa dis coursed by an orchestra. Tables were pro vided for those who wished to play cards , and an amusing feature of the evening was the competitive * construction of "gobollnks , " these grotesque figures which have their origin in a blot of Ink and which have been Absolutely Pure Celebrated for Its great leavening strength mid liealtlifulness. Annum ) the food ugulimi Blum and nil forms of adulteration common to the cheap brands. I1AK1NU POWDER CO. , NEW VOUK. i much exploited of late In St. Nicholas. Prizes offorc'l Jo. ' profUi ney In this art were won by Mrs. Harton and Mr. Alexander. Among ; the gupsU were : Messrs , and Mes. damas W. V. Alien , W. U. Alexander , Rich ard Carrier , F. M. Richardson , B. A. Cudahy , 1 ! P. Whltmore , F. Klrkendall , J. M. Mftcalf. W. A. Carter , C. S. Culllngham , TV. DArton , Oejrge Mercer ; Mesd ms Ileth , niackwell , 1'euk and W. V. Morse ; Mtasp.i Alexander , Florence Morse , I'eck , Gilbert , Palmer , Marker. .Mary Darker. Wood , Har riett ScoU , Sloan and the Misses Orcutl ; and MCSSM. Palmer , Heth. niackwell , Wing , Al ien. Short , Wheeler , Raymond and Lieuten ant Newell. ( . crinrui at Cottrllnnill I'liu-i' . Miss Woplwort'i ' gave a very delightful cotillon at Ccurtlandt Place last Thursday In honor of her guest , Mis ? Tuttle of St. I < nulft. The dancers were : Mre. Herbert of Hew York , Mrs. Warren linfiers , Mrs. ICountee , Misses Ldndsoy , Yates , Ilrsslc Yales , McKcnn.i , ICountao. Hoagland , lllag- wait. Palmer , Illir.ebaush , Webster , Helen Millard , Peck , Warnock of Chicago. Tuttle of St. Louis and Wool worth , and Messrs. Ilplli. Wilson , r.ilmer , Kountzc. Warren Rogeri , Will Ho er * . . Ilcrbfrt Uonere , Cowln , Robprt Patrick , John Patrick. Pratt , Perry , Floyd Smith , Hutrheson , HoaRland , Lewis , Hall and l'a\loi. ; Music was furnished by a full orchestra. The guests were all In patches and powder fnd the women had been aokp.l to ronie at tired In while , with partl-colorcd jashes. The favors were unusually elaborate and beauti ful and worn altogether unique. Many of them rrprrscntrd various kinds of fanciful apparel wtought lu paper by the hostess herself and worn by tiio dancers with pic- tuivsquo effect. The figures were also quite now and were led by Miss Tuttle and Mr. Cowln. Several pucsts wore- Invited lo look on , among them being General and Mrs. Mander- son , Mr. and Mrs. Kdward P. Peck , Mrs. Moore of Sioux City , Mrs. Council , Miss Dultorfleld and Colonel Chase. I'lciiMinil Illrllnlny OlHmitloii. One of Ihe most enjoyable evenings of the week was spent at the home of Miss Joslc Parkins Friday , February 12. This closed the fifteenth year of her life. Miss .Tosle received a number of dainty and pretty gifts from her many friends. Games and music were played , after which all repaired to the dining room , where a dainty lunch was served by Mrs. Parkins. The latter part of the evening was spent In dancing nnil at a late hour the guests departed , wishing that Miss Josle's next fifteen years may be as happy as the past fifteen have been. Thusc present were : Misses ninucho Walker , Dott Stone , Grace Hrcwlugton , Georgia Patterson , Grace Davis. Joslo Staf ford , Josle Parkins , Lula Stafford , Lottie Parkins , Illaiiphn Pray ; Messrs. Arthur Kochford. Alfred Taylor. Allrn Scott , Chan- nins Parker , Fred Rorhford , George Wal ters , Hurry Parkins , John Arnout , Law rence Sldwcll and Ralph Ltbb y. AV IM ! ill UK * nnil l'iiKiiKiiiiiii < N. James 13. Davis , an attache of the n. & M. headquarters , ami Miss Judith M. Ilru- ner were married last Tuesday evening at the residence of the bride's parents , Rev. Luther M. Killing officiating. Miss Mora Balcomho and Mr. Charles Hlnklo Marplo were- married last Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock , at the rcoldonco of Mr. and Mm. St. A. D. llalcombe , 2002 Cali fornia street. The wedding was n very quiet enc > , only the Immediate relatives witnessing the ceremony , which was performed by Rev. T. J. Markay. Mr. and Mrs. Marplo left for the cast on an afternoon train. Their bridal tour will Include the principal cities and they evpect to return about the middle of March , nftpr which they will make their home tem porarily with Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Reed. Mr. Myi'jn Kabn of this city and Miss Flora Anchell of Brooklyn , N. Y. , were married at 11 o'clock Sunday , February 14 , at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ike Kahn , 1352 North Twentieth street. The ceremony was performed by Hnbbt.Lcn M. Franklin , only the Immediate relatives of the bruit and groom lielng present. The reception which took place from 2 until C p. m. was lorgly attended. The bridal gown was of white satin dnohoss , trimmed with chiffon and orange blossoms. Mr. and Mra. Kahn left on the 7 o'clock tram for a wedding tour , which will Include the principal eastern cities. They expect to return In about two weeks. Mr. Jamea E. Davis and Miss Judith May Brunei- were married at S o'clock on Thurs day. February IS , at tnu residence of the brldo's parents , Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Brnner , 016 North Twenty-first street. Rev. II. W. Kuhns officiating. The maid of honor waa Miss Knto Davis ami Mr. John A. Bruncr acted as best man. An elaborate supper was served after the ceremony. The guests were : Mrs. J. Davis , mother of the groom ; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Bruner , parents of the bride ; Mr. and Mrs. Brugh , Mr. and Mrs. Ellington , Mrs. Anderson , Miss M. Anderson , Misses Kate and Maria Davis , Misses Kate and Janu Anderson , Messrs. S. Kagan , Crawford Gal loway , John Davis , J. A. Bruner , W. C. Bruner , F. W. Bruner and Harry Bruner. IMriiNiiri'N ( lint Art * I'uxf. Mrs. E. W , Nash gave a luncheon last Wednesday In honor of Mrs. Gllmore of St. Louis. Mrs. Arthur E. Rose gave a card party last Tuesday evening for her guest , Mrs. McDowell of Chicago. A very enjoyable german was given at Morand's lar.t evening by the members of the Saturday Evening Dancing club. Mrs. F. B. Nichols entertalnoj delightfully In Kensington style Friday afternoon. Those present were : Mcsdames Tlbbs , Irvine , Irey , Heel , Black , Loom is. The North Omaha Pleasure club gave a pleasant dancing party last Wednesday evening at Patterson hall. About eighty couples participated in a program of twenty numbers. A number of medical students who are gurats of the Union Depot hotel entertained Informally at dancing and cards last Fri day evening. Miss Mabel Stuht presided at the punch bowl. The Arlington club clorcd Its series of games Wednesday evening. All the mem bers were prtpcnt and enjoyed a good time. Mrs. J. F. McCaffcry and Mr. II. M. John son were the lucky winners , the consola tion falling to Mrs. J. T. Buck and Mr. J. Taggard. MM. Harry P. Potter gave a Kensington last Thursday afternoon , at which were pres ent Mcsdames Black , GONS , Hippie , Brcck- enrlilge , Weaver , Pogue , Wilson , Coe , Tunnl- cllff , Wlckorsbam , Bonford , York , Weber , Mlcklo , Fester and 'Miller ' , and Misses Potter and Brcckcntldgo. The Aztec club gave a very enjoyable solreo last Friday evening at the residence of Mr , aud Mrs , J. Bliss , 1GOS Burdette street , After a program consisting of vocal and Instrumental music and recitations u number of games of cards added to the pleasure * of the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tulley entertained a number of friends at their home , 1103 South Twenty-fifth avenue , on Tuniday evening. The guests were : Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Palmer of Council Bluffs. Mr. and Mrs. S. 0. Saw- tell , MUses Ryan , Farr , Ilaiinan , Callahan , Dwyer , Qulgley and Carney ; Messrs. Corn- forth , Mullck , Golden , Crawford , Callahan , Carney and Tulley. The Jolly Twelve Coffee club met ut the residence of Mro. W. F. Rica on Thursday last. Mra. John Redell captured the flint prize and also the quilt , the handiwork otthu women of the club. Mrs. A. C. Pardun won the booby. Thojo present were : Mesdaniea Redell , Pardun , Hlce , Gotzchmann , P. HI- 1'jasor. 0. F. Elsaasar , Belnney. McLarnln , Bell and Buckhouec. Miss Ida Cherry of COB North Eighteenth street gave a pleasant party to a number of her friends on Vnlontliu * ovit. The first part of the evening was apent in playing carda. Piano nnislc by Mra , Mareden was much en joyed , Each guest discovered n dainty Valentino Intlile his or her napkin. Those present were : Mra. Marsden. Mines Urom. Buckles , Hil I lard , Brown , Da uglier ty and Cherry ; M litre. Esklhhon , Plngerton , Raymond mend , Onsttue , Lemere , Seward and McCrea. Mrs , T. II , Ochlltree , in honor of Mrs , C , B. Godnoy of Minneapolis , gave a very pretty Kensington Wednesday at her home on Maple street. The entertainment con sisted of guessing the names of books from various articles placed about the rooms. The first prize was won Ify Mrs. Eylcr for guessing the largest number , and the con- solution by Mrs , F. E , Crelg. Refreshments were served , In which Mrs. Ochlltreo was assisted by MLasca Lillian Hammond and Flndloy. Thouu present were : Mesdames H. H. Hnskull , Ed McEchron , L. V. Crum , Frank Bishop , J. E. Tetard , C. J. Canan , 11. E , Betebencr , J , T. Catllers , W. I ) , Crawford - ford , Plotner , I. N. Hauiiuoud , Ror.s , s. I ) . Lees , Asburn. C , J , Ochlltree. II B. Ochll- irce , Robert Hunter , K. E. CrclR. J. 1L Ilry- anfl , W. E. Palmatlcr , Fred Schneider , J. J. Eyler , H. T. Fales , Henry Copley , O , N. Dunn , A. J. Hunt. J. F. Mawlilnney , Misses Collctt , Flndlcy , Hammond , Ochlltreo. Miss Mli.nle Hagcrty gave a progressive high five party In honor of her cousin , Miss Maggie Murrlne of ChllllcothP , Mo. , at her home , 70B South Eighteenth atrcel , on Mon day evening. Lunch was served at 11:30. : There were ptpsent : Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Saw- tell. Mr. and Mrs. Kemf ; Misses Cnllahan , Sullivan , Lahey , Kemf , Post , Ryan ; Messro. E. A. and Thomas Murphy , William Harrl- nan , P. Ryan , J. Haley , P. Donohoe , B. Hagcn. W. Rlley , P , Hooney. M. Hngerly , It Rosgarshek and J. Hagcrly. Miss Hulda Meyer gave n Kensington last Thursday afternoon In honor of MUs Mary Archer of Fremont , who has been her guest for the past week. The afternoon passed In flip usual pleasant manner , sowing being greatly neglected , on account of the charming musical program , which was rendered. The dining room and parlor dceoratlonu were palms and carnations. The Invited guests were : Mesdames C. A. Grlmmel , J. A. Cameron ; MUses Mcrgen , Archer , Flora Kos- lors , ( ! u lit her , Coad , Furay , Truckey nnO Walton. The Arlington club gave another of Its high five parties last Wednesday evening. Mrs. J. T. McCaffery. Mr. H. M. Johnson , Mrs. James HD | ! and Mr. J. A. Taggert won the prizes. Thine present were : Mr. and Mrs. F. J. .McArdle. Mr. and Mrs , J. T. Burke , Mr. and Mrs. J. T. McCaffery. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kcrvan , Mr. and Mrs. H. T. duliin , Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Murphy , Miss llcrthn Volkmelr , Miss Mamie Healey , Miss A. McSliane , Mr. 13. Healey , Mr F. Slcgcrst , Mr. 13. Glllesplc , Mr. 3. J. Wilson. Mr. J. A. Schall. This club closes Its Reason with a grand dancing party at Morand's dancing academy Monday evening , March 1. A very pleasant surprise party was given to Mr. and Mra. W. E. Mason nt their resi dence on North Twenty-eighth avenue , last Monday evening , by a number of their friends , the ocoislon being the sixth anni versary of their wedding. Cards and music constituted tSio amusements of tha evening. Those present were : Meturs. and MeoJaines Solgreen. Mason , Stein , Mesdamcs Lynk , Dunton , Page , MUrcs K. Latsch , Grace Paga , Alllo Langhey , Madeline Stcln and Myrtle Page , and Messrs. J. Eaton , E. Dunton , E. Page , Eaton Mason and F. Page. Last Saturday evening Mrs. Frank Gould wan agreeably surprised by a party of friends , the occasion being her birthday. The guests took possession of the house and a merry time was enjoyed by all. Those present were : Messrs , and Mcsdames Sol Hopper , Besf-n. S. A. Powell , George Dcv- orell. S. Strykcr , Scett , Atkins , Harry John son , W. Rockford , Mrs. liabcock , MM. Beaten ton , Mra. McDonald , Miss Forbes. Miss At kins , Miss Llnhardt , MIs Burke. Mr. Ralph Doverell , Mr. Burke , Mr. and Mrs. Cnhlll , Mr. and Mrs. Brodwcll and Mr. John Boucher. Mrs. Frank M. Richardson entertained at A Kensington last Wednesday In honor of her sister , MUs Harriett Scott. There were present : Misses Helen Millard , Clara Palmer , Florence Yates , Mary Buck , Laura Morse , Florence Morse , Helen Hoagland , Frances Gilbert , Grace Allen. Mabel Taylor , Loulso Squires , Elizabeth Bowen , Abba Bowcn , Sarah Bowcn , Martha Stone , Sue Colpetzer , Mabel Balcombe , Etholwynne Kennedy , Geor gia Sharp , Beulah Sharp , Blanche Jossclyn , Mary Stunner , Llla Alexander , Eva Warfleld , Julia Tulleys and Gertrude Gleason of Coun cil Bluffs , and Mr ? . Ward Burgess , Mra. Charles B. Stone and Mrs. J. H. Mclnto.sh. Mr. William McCloud was pleasantly sur prised by bis friends on Tuesday evening at the Brunswick hotel. The affair waa ar ranged by Mrs. McCloud , and resulted In a most successful social event. Among these present were : Mr. and Mrs. Frank King. Mr. and Mrs. Will Blackburn , Mr. and Mrs. Spratt ; Misses Eaton , Wentworth , Slater , Jones , Sherwood , Hazzard , Blddlck , Aust , Phillips , Weaver , Weaver , Williamson , Day , Boyle and Martha Boyle ; Messrs. Chaffee , Wrenn , Redgewlck , John Redgewlck , Went worth , Dale , Foster , Boyle , Williamson , Borshelm , Sherwood , Weaver and Houston. The Crescent club , colored , gave an en joyable musical and literary entertainment , accompanied by a dance , at Morand's hall Friday night , which drew out a largo attend ance. The hall was neatly decorated in honor of the occasion and all the numerous events of the evening went off smoothly. The first portion of the program -consisted of a piano solo by Miss Willie Wise , fol lowed with a recitation by Miss Gertrude Bell , violin duet by Mrs. M. 0. Rlcketts and Fred Cunningham , reading by M. L. Wilson and a vocal solo by Miss Minnie Wright. The entertainment concluded with a dance and refreshments. A very pleasant surprise party was given to Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Iloyco at their residence 1'Jll Cass street , last Saturday evening by pome of the members of Vesta chapter No. C , Order of the Eastern Star. The costumes worn were unique and the party took the form of a valentine social , partners being chosen by parts of comic valentines being distributed among the guests. Music by the mandolin club was highly appreciated , while dancing , social conversation and games combined to make n very enjoyable evening's entertain ment. About forty persons were present. Refreshments were served during the even- Ing. Ing.Tho The Thursday Night Social club was enter tained by Mr. Charles Sebrlng at his home , ROC South Sixteenth street Thursday , February IS. High five was the main feature of the evening. First prizes were won by Miss Laura Lev ! and Mr. Harry C. Cornforth , while the consolation prizes wore awarded to Miss Ida Levl and Mr. Charles Arnold. A dainty repast was then served. These present were : Mr. and Mra. William Barnes , Misses Mamie Ryan , Frankle Meiitlng , Anna Agnew , Lizzie Moore , Helen Winans , Jcsslo Blngham , Minnie Mlllnrd , Anna Moore and Kmma Sobrlng ; Meifrs. Harry Morris , Frank Dohn , Mervln McHugh , Joseph Rex , George Pray , Ed Horstman and F. A. Bons. Miss Alice Furay entertained the Acme High Five club Ian Tuesday evening at her pleasant and roomy homo on Twenty- fourth and Seward streetn. Prizes were won by Miss Mulqueen and Mr. Mulqiieen of Council Bluffe. At 10:30 : refreshments were served , after which the rugs were re moved from the floors of the parlors and library and tbc guests enjoyed a couple of hours of dancing. These present wore : MFSC | Prlmeau , Taggart , Cornyn Taggart , Hayes , Braden , Paul , Meyer , McShano , Mul- qucc-n and Paschol of Council Bluffs , Guile of Moberly , Mo. , and Archer of Fremont ; Messrs. Pratt , Dunn , Perfleld , Hayes , Melle , Prlmeau , Roney , Furay and Paschol , Charles Paschel and Mulqueen of Council Bluffs , Class Nn. 10 of the Walnut Hill Methodist Ephcopal Sunday school gave a Valentino party , Friday evening , at the residence of Miss Laura Mes ersmlth , 330ii Franklin street. Games were played until a late hour , when dainty refreshments were served by the young women of the class. These Invited were : Mrs. llycrson , MUsej Nellie Homer , Lulu Adams , Beatrice Bailey , Anna Sheet , Minnie Bennett , Mary Homer , Fannlo Hurst , Bertha Wearo. Carrie Robertson , Nejllo Hathaway - away , Vera Ryersnn , Laura Mossoromlth , Blakesley , Maymo Gocrno , Tlllle Wagner and Inza Spalnhcucr ; Messrs. Rycrjon , C. II. George , Guy Munsell , Charles George , Jr. , Blakosly , Frank Hatleroth , Dean Rlbbcl , Tom HodgtiH : , Ed Boycr , Mont Harris , Will Pick- ard. John Hamor , Herbert Plckard , Owen Hsmer , Julius Carlsan , Wilbur Bait-ii , Ernest ; Mr. and Mrs. Mrosersmlth. I'li'iiHiiri'M l Pror > | ir 'l , Mrs. C. A. Claflln will give n card party Monday afternoon , Mrs. E. Burrltt Branch will entertain at cards next Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Woodman will entertain the Bon Ami' card club Monday evening , The Montezumas will glvo a dancing party at Thurston lillhw hall next Tuesday even ing. ing.MUs MUs Hlmcbaugh gives A kcns'ngto'i ' next Tuesday In honor of MLss Tuttle of St. Louis. At Metropolitan hall on Harnoy street the women of All Saints give an ccitertalnment and social Tuesday evening. The Darcas Ten of All Saints la to enter tain Its frleiutj at the residence of Mrs. William Partridge , 2712 Howard atreet. to morrow evening. Mrs , C. S. Culllnfliam and Mrs. W. A. Carter will glvo a reception nt the residence of Mrs. CullliiKhnm. 1123 North Thlrty- ec-cond atreet , next Friday afternoon from 4 until G o'clock , Tlio Ed Oliver Jolly < ZW\l \ nlll glvo a young people's dance on the evening of next Saturday at Patterson hall. The club , Is making big preparations for a Jolly good time. An excellent and novel feature of the ball will he that ono-half of the music will consist olM\ery ! oldest that can bo ob tained , wHlle'tho other half will be the very latcsl. > ' " The HaJMori.'bros. ' O. T. club announces In vitations -for' Us next dancing party , to be given Tuesday evening , March 2 , at the Thurston hlfjes' Armory. Royal Arcanum club of Pioneer council , Ho. US , hitelsjued Invitations to a card party to bo olTFn.Frlday ; , evening. February 26 , nt Its halL.ln.the Masonic block. U M the Intention IA glvo these parties once n month , The ColWffl ball of the Monday Night club , prcpKrartona for which have been making for sOmO time , will take place to morrow dvenlt/g / nt the Millard hotel. The minuet , w'Hlfh was originally propcaed to he danced lif'costtinio , has besn given up owing to the Interference of other matters and the consequent Impoirslbltlty of the requisite re hearsals , bul It Is believed that many If not most of the club members will appear In colonial garb. The fact that this U the "last of the club parties before Lent will doubtless bring out a full attendance. The Swedish Ladles' choir Is a .musical . organization lately established by women. Its first entertainment , partly In elaborate costumes , last Saturday , was a gresit suc cess , and will be repented next Saturday at the same place , Myrtle hall. In the Conti nental block , The society Is under the dlrac- tlon of Prof. Ailolph Edgren , and Judging fiom Iho program It will well pay music- loving people to attend the next concert. Instrumental and vocal selections will he rendered by fcomo of our most prominent talent. Mandolin , kltolln , violin and zither will bo played by competent soloists on the various Instruments. In addition to the musical program n lunch will be served , and the entertainment will wind up with a dance. PlMIIllO Will ! ClIMIP 1111(1 f ! . Mrs. A. J. Love 'Is visiting friends in Wis consin. Miss Warnock of Chlctgo Is the guest ol MUs Chandler. Miss 'Martha Stone has returned from Atchtson , Kan , Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Burns left Friday for an eastern trip. Mrs. Gllmoro of St. Louis is visiting Mrs , Edward A. Cudahy. Mrs. Charles E. Ford and Miss Hartman spent last week In Chicago. Mrs. Nathan Price of Topckn , Kan. , Is visiting Mrs. W. B. Millard. Mr. W. Farnam Smith has returned from a stay of some weeks In the cast. Miss Bertha Sloan's address In Washing ton will bo 1503 Vermont avenue. Mrs. Geary and Mrs. Marston of Wiscon sin are guests of Mrs. Bauscrman. Mlsa Anna Hallcr of Davenport , la. , is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Haller. MUs May North , who has been visiting In North Platte , returned to Omaha Friday. Mrs. W. II. Roberson and Miss Edith Hobart - bart loft for Now York Via Now Orleans last Tuesday. Miss Sloan started east last Friday and will visit In New York , Philadelphia and Washington. Dr. and Mrs. Horton of Newcastle. Wyo. , are spending a few days with Mrs. Mlllen of Orchard Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Silas Cobb have taken rooms nt the Merrlam , where 'they will bo at home to their frlpnds. MUs Kountzo will leave this week for Indianapolis , where aho will visit her sister , Mrs. Nicholson. Mrs. Charlcsi H. McDowell of Chicago Is the guest , of Mrs. Arthur E. Rose at 2S01 California' street. Mrs. George Cnnflcld and Miss Elizabeth Canficld pt Sheridan , Wyo. , are visiting friends In .this , city. Miss Tiirncrlot Chicago has returned to her homo -af ter.ja .visit at the homo of General - oral and Mrs , Dandy. Mrs. M. Jackdian of DCS Molnos , la. , Is the guest of hgr nlcpo , 'Mrs. Henry II. Roberts of South Eleventh ; street. Mrs. J. ? AV. Wade , accompanied by Mrs. C. W. Stone , has gone to Sidney , la. , whcro they will vUlt5frlendst Mrs. Mathcson , who has been seriously ill for the past fortnight , Is making rapid progrcEcj tqward' recovery. . ' / ' - Mrs. W. Ernest- Johnson Is visiting her parents , Dr. and Mrs. W. P. Hellliigs , at their home In Jamestown , N. Y. Miss Grace .Allen went to Chicago last Friday , where she -will be the guest of Miss Drake during the mouth of March. Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGowan , who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Brunucr , have returned to their homo lu Wisconsin. Mrs. Joseph Moore of Indianapolis 'Is visit ing her daughters , Mrs. W. I. Walker and Ml 3 Helen Moore , afl 2011 Sherman avenue. Mrs. Hamilton and the Misses Hamilton will soon leave for Fort Robinson , having rented their house on Georgia avenue for a year. year.Mrs. . W. K. Richards of Mcadvlllo. Pa. , auJ Mrs. Darius Tallmadgo of Columbus , O. , are visiting- their sister , Mrs. Frank Field of Thirty-first street. Mrs. Henry R. 'Roberts ' and her little son , Harry , of South Eleventh street , re turned -Wednesday from a visit with friends and relatives in Chicago. Mrs. Myron D. Smith of Creston , la. , was visiting with' friends In the city last week. She departed Tuesday morning for Los An geles and other points In California. Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Tallaferro have gone to New Orleans for the Mardl Gras festivi ties. They will also visit friends at Pass Christian before returning to Omaha. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rustln arrived In the city last Friday and are at present iho guests of Captain and Mrs. C. B. Rustln. It Is likely that they will make their permanent homo In Omaha. Miss Hunting of Boston , who has been spendlng'tho winter with her sister. Mis. Ar thur B. Smith , left for the east last Wednes day. Mrs. Smith accompanied her as far as Chicago , returning Friday morning. Miss Georgia Llndsey will leave early this week for the south , where she will witness the Mardl Gras festivities at New Orleans and spend some tluio with friends In Blloxl , returning to Omaha In about a month. Mr. Frank A , Fltzpau'lck , formerly au- perlntcndent of the Omaha schools , Is ex pected to visit Omaha this week , The teachers of the city have arranged for a reception to him , wh'lch will bo given at the Madison , probably on Wednesday even ing. _ .VOTKS rilOM OMAHA .SUIIIIIIIIS , Hl-llNOII. The Olympla Banjo club of Omaha gave a concert and dance at the town hall Friday evening. Misses Eve ajid Holla Smith returned to tholr homo at , Plattsmouth last Wednesday evening , The 1 u n oral ! 'of t Mr. McCoy , brother of Dr. McCoy , wnii'-'held ' from the residence last Sunday aftornOpu. Mrs. E. Ki 'Hoffman returned from Council Bluffs last WjjilnUsday , where she went Mon day to vlsltl v'/J1 ' / fr'onds. ' Rev. Mr. ilatthcws addressed the mem bers of tbe'rUpworth league- last Sunday evening. No'Ttgular ' devotional exorcises were held. * ' , . ' Miss Ada , Bovor will glvo a recital at the IlenaoniUwlf Wall on Friday next under the ausplcee-oCCthe Benson Methodist Epis copal church' ; ' There will l > # a mass meeting of the Law and Order Uaguo at the Benson town hall Monday ovMri } ? } February 22. Everybody In the precjrft t , ra Invited to bo present. A meeting iof the cabinet of the Epworth league was'lipWat ' the home of Mr. W. II. Tlndell Friday ' vVnlng. After the business session a social , ilmo was spent and light refreshments wcr'o served. All the robins In the schools united In celebrating Washington's birthday. The ex ercises , commencing at about 3 p. m. , were lield In the primary room. The platform was cleared for the occasion and Washing ton's picture rested on an easel draped with laga. The room was decorated with bunt ing , A popcorn social waa given at the resi dence of E , Hoffman last Saturday evening. The occasion was for the purpose of afford- ng the pastor an opportunity to form closer acquaintance with his congregation , but on account of sickness 1m could not bo pres ent. The house was well filled with mem- > ers and friends. The evening was most pleasantly spent by all who were present. A number of musical selections were rcn- leroil during the evening. A pleasant affair of the week waa the sur- irlso party given to 0. Saiford by his sis ter. Miss Margaret In honor of his twenty- first birthday. A delightful evening was spent with games till it late hour , when supper was served In thn dining room , after which some time was spent with music. These present were ; Messrs. K. Hills , E. Pryor , John Uooditll , Gils Bodlnson , U. Stol ger , R. Goewcy , H. Mooney and O. W. Stcl- ger ; Misses Zella Smith , Eve Smith , M. Me- Mlllen. L. lllllyard , M. Nevis and A. Stel- ger. Dmnlpi * . A third daughter was born thin week l Mr. and Mrs. William Howard of Daven port street. The Dundee Woman's club met ou Fri day afternoon nt the homo of Mrs. Kerry , In the evening , under tin auspices of the club , a lecture on Lincoln was given al the school house by Rov. Dr. Murray ol the Hanscom Park Mnthndtat Episcopal church of Omaha. A gooil sliod audlciint Hfltoned with marked attention. A l.irRt picture of Lincoln graced the wall at Hit back of the pallform , and tin ) High School Mandolin club added another dallghtful feature to the occasion. Dr. Murray Is .1 speaker of rare ability and the Dundee people arc enthusiastic In their praises ol this particular address. KlnriMiro. Mr. Martin Cannon , who has boon altend Ing school nt St. Mary's college , In Kansas returned home on account of trouble will his eyes , which will have lo bo treated foi some Ilmo. Mr. and Mrs. J. Wobcr , sr. , cntcrtalno a number of their friends last Monday evenIng Ing at high five. Ten games were playei Mrs. E. Walker and Mr. Frank King sccur Ing the royals , while Mrs. F. King and Mr Gus Bondcsson received the consolations. A elegant ropsst was served at a Into hour Among Iho Invited guests were : Messrs and Mesdames P , D. Smith , A. C. Grlffen J. J. Cole , C. A. Victors , J. Bnndesson , F King , E. Walker , N. Sclcroo of Omaha , J Weber , Jr. , W. B. Bachus. Prof. Roe o Omaha , Mlsrcs Lillian and Slgnc Domlcssou 'Messrs. J. Paul , Gus and Carl Bondrason. The ladles of All Saints' will glvo a part at Metropolitan hall Tuesday evening , February ruary 23. There will bo a fine musical pro gram and recitations by Mr. Frank Le Short. Admission , 25 cents. OP Tin : UKVOI.I'TIO.N ( > III till II Hl'l > tM' * < 'lltCtI III tlio ClUIVlMI limn nt AViiNliliiKtiin. The annual continental congress of th Daughters of the American Revolution con vencs In Washington tomorrow. The mem hers of the body are the active olllcers o the National Society of the Daughters of th American Revolution , the regents from eacl state or territory and the rcgenls and dele gates from each organized chapter. Eac state regent and chapter regent Is entitled by virtue of her olllco. to bo a member o the congress. In addition to Its regent t chapter Is entitled to send n duly electei delcgato to the congress for each fifty mom bers. bers.Tho The Omaha chapter will bo represented Ir the congress by Its regent , Airs. Jaynes This will bo the first occasion that Nebraska has been represented elnco the national so clety was organized , over six years ago. Ii the early part of last year there was no nn organized chapter of the society in Nebraska braska , but there has been a great change li this respect during the past few months. The Deborah Avcry chapter of Lincoln was organized last April with sixteen mem bers and has now thirty members. It was the first chapter to bo granted a charter ii this state. While the women of Llncoli were preparing for the organization of their chapter , the women of revolutionary ances try in Oroaha were not without Interest , for a similar movement was under way In this city. At the continental congress of 1S9C the applications of thirteen Omaha women were prebonted for membership. It was no until .March , however , that Investigation o the proofs furnished was completed and a certificate of membership to the natlona society Issued to each applicant. The Omaha chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized In Juno with fifteen charter members. So great has been the Interest aroused by the organization of this.chapter thdt at a slnglo meeting the names of twenty-five candidates were proposed for admission. . At the present time , In addition to the chapters In Omaha and Lincoln , chapter re gents have been appointed at Seward and Long Pine and It Is expected that chapters will shortly be formed at Minden and Ash land. The difficulty of obtaining absolute proof of descent from a revolutionary ancestor renders the matter of hecomlng a member of the society anything but an easy task un less family records arc available In addition lo those to be found In the war and pension offices. For this reason , many old persons residing on the old homesteads In the east ern states have doubtless been surprised and perplexed by the unwonted Interest mani fested In family history by almost unknown and distant relatives who are located In the west. One of the Important objects of the so ciety of the Daughters of the American Revolution Is the 'preservation ' of family papers and documents bearing upon the early history of this country. One hundred and twenty years is a long time- , however , and although many valuable letters and papers have been brought to light In families through the efforts of this society , many had been destroyed before its existence. As might be expected , when little is known nf a family's history , there Is occasionally sur prising news contained in the answers re ceived from the old folks of the east , which Is not always to the liking of the anxious tracers for a family tree. "I can't Join the society , " frankly con fessed a woman who had hopefully set about proving her ancestor to have been a general In the revolutionary war. "I have Just re ceived a letter from my old Aunt Patience and she says my grandfather was only bound out to the general and wasn't any relative at all. " "Well , " answered a sympathizing friend who had encountered similar trouble with icr own family tree , "perhaps you can join through your mother's side of the family ; I did. ' . : "No , I can't , " was the answer. "My mother's people were Irish. " An Important matter to bo brought up for action at the annual congress Is the pro posed revision of the constitution of the national society. In the event that the pro posed revision Is adopted , one of Its effects will bo to Increase the amount of dues to lo ) retained In the chapter treasurlcfl. It is needless to say that this Is a proposition looked upon with favor by the various chap ters. ters.Another Another topic which Is dealt with In the proposed revision , but which must necessarily be of personal Interest to only a very few women , Is a clause on membership by which all daughter of revolutionary heroes shall heroine honorary members of the society without payment of any fees or duos. Ne braska claims as a resident ono real daughter of the American Revolution. She Is Miss Abigail Keith of Ponder. AX.MVKHSAIIV .11.1.S < IIIKUAI > 1 < : IIAM.S. Oiiiiilui Turn.TH tinil ( InDiinlHli ANNO. clntloii filvo I'lciiNiuit I'nrflcH. The Omaha Turner society gave Its an nual mabquerado ball at Germanla hall last evening , which was as usual largely at tended. The hall was specially lighted by electricity , which had a pleasing effect In connection with the brilliant colors of the costumca. Thcro were many masked danc ers and the costumes were very attractive , onie of thorn repreicntlng considerable out- ay of money and the expenditure of much iard work. Tha masks were removed at 12 o'clock , after which refreshments were served. The evening furnUhed bountiful amusement for al1 guests of the society. The Danish association gave Its twenty- Uth masquerade and carnival at Washing ton hall last night. The hall was elaborately decorated with evergreens and bunting for the occasion , and the stage was a bower of slunblniry and plants. During the evenIng - Ing , In addition to thu dancing , there was a character sketch by H. Neblo. character dances by Prof. Jensen , recitation by J. Enkeboll , solo by Miss Blanche Peternen and character sketches by members of the jiiticclatlon. The masks were pretty and unique nn.l furnished a lot of fun for every body. The. dancing continued till a late liuor. J. Kylil was master of ceremonies , assisted by H. Neblo , S. Jonaicn. Ed Pe terson , F. Nlcl'ion , A. Sorcnsen , J. Jctifccn- Dreyer , J. Enkeboll and F. llansen. The Harmony Social club held one of Its regular monthly dances In Patterson hall last night. There were about 160' people KELLEY , STIGER & CO. SPRING 1897 Early Arrivals of High Grade Novel- tices , Silks , Dress Goods and Wash Dress Fabrics , Foulard Silk Absolutely new designs rich shadings , See the new blue and white effects , now the height of fashion , Glace Taffeta Superior grade and the latest changeable effects' New Watermelon Pink of pretty light effects. Black Dress Silks- just opened , a full line of all the stylish weaves in reliable Dress Silks Sec our Moire Velour , Peau dc Soie and rich lustrous Satin Duchessc , 24 inches wide at $1.00 Grenadines All the latest Diaphanous Silk , Silk Melange Dress Stuffs , Individual Dress Patterns. New Guipure Grenadines , Guipure Etamine , etc. $1.25. $1.50 , $2.00 $2.50 and $3.00 French Challis Challis are again in fashion. We have the great est variety of the very best styles and colorings/ The best French Challis 4 35c Organdies The renowned "Koechlin Feris" French Organ * dier newest and most fashionable designs of shad- ings. See our French Organdies at 30c Colored Dress Goods Just in , one line of special Wool Suitings. . . . . 25c New styles , new checks , fine all wool Dress Goods 35c Checks The latest facy checks and Scotch checks 85c Cloth for tailor-made gowns new tones $1.00 Etamines , just out , rich and extremely stylish.$1.00 The greatest variety imaginable of all the latest and extreme novelties serviceable and stylish plain Dress Goods now ready for inspection- Latest Novelties in Laces Beurre , Ivory , Cream and Black. Point de Venise , Irish Point , Lerrie and Brussels Applique , Chantilly , Arabic , Fancy Cluny , Orientals , etc. , etc. All-overs , Insertions and Edges ; to match. All-over Beaded , Spagled and Jeweled Nets , it jet , steel and irridescent effects. All-over dotted , Figured and Guipure Lace Nets. 45-inch French Chiffons , all colors. 45-inch Mousseline de Soie. 42-inch Princess Silk Mousselines. Rich all-over Embroidered Mous de Soie in creme , black and rich colorings. Rich Applique Embroidered Laces , detachable spray effects. French Valenciennes Laces. Insertions n.nd headings to match. Normandy and Antique Vals and Point de Paris Laces and Insertions to match. White , ivory and butter color. Lerrie Applique and Oriental Laces , for neck and sleeve trimmings at Sc , ice , 12-ic , isc , 2oc , Latest Novelties in Veils and Veilings. 3 t Gor. Farnam and Fifteenth Streets , J . tote A new and complete tote line of to ' ofrto Infant's & Wear. tote tow Just in that we will give special low prices on , Szz east show windows. A handsome line of Visor mid w Tiun O'tilmntar oiips , in cordnioy , 1 * _ _ _ chilli and lonthor for children , to " ' . mlssoa mid young' Indies. -I * - = ga n attendance and tlio affair was most fiuc- c-ssful. Sticcosn council No. 3 , Women's American 'rotcctlvo association , KHVO a dance and nnsqiio liall at Knl lit nf Labor liall last vcnltiB with many prc'cent. Tlio receipts re to go Into tlio treasury of thu nssocla- 011. A program of twenty dances furnished id amusement nf thu evening , which was onclucled with refreshments. \VIII VlNll lllH Oil ) Iliinir. About tlio inlddlo of next month Rev. Ir. KoKlealrom of Iinniunucl hospital will tnvo for Kurope , whcro ho will spend nov- r.al monthH liiBcctlnK | ) the notipltui of Dun. larlc. Kwi-ilen. Norway , Finland and HUH- In. HM will also try to tn-curu Homo Iliiitn- till aid for the hospital In Ihl.s city. ] ) ur- HK his filjucncu abroad Ktiv. Mr. Koglu- trom will ivmiiln for uointtlmn at Ilia old loino In Bwedeu tliut he left uomo thirty ears HBO , ( } lllllltllllllll | ' llll'Kl * . "Tho AcropolU" la thu subject of tlio lee- Kor I lie eniiiJliiir wrdi I will illfplay tlir latest ileiiKlis 111 KIcrlliiK Kllv < > r Mil loin , llriuhm , Coinlm. dr. . In my wliuluw. Tlit-bu urtlclex uiu worth your limjirutlon. JtKMIjMIU.'lt I iiuiki- line repairing it Kiieclalty. Hjivclul Wutcli Knuiiilner for U. I1 , railway. HENRY COPLEY , WAIIKS OK ( iOI.U AM ) Nll.VISIt , liin Smith Jdlli HI. , I'axloii liioi-k. ' turo on Clrcck art to bo delivered before thq CliautaiKiuu colU-Ko In tlin parlom of tha Klrnt Methodlttt church tomorrow uvenlnir by Mra.V. . W. Keysor. It will bo lllus- trated by omo thirty VUWH from u Hlirre- oiitlcon , HhowiiiK thu grandeur and glory oC thla famous plaeu In Itx palinlcHl < layn. Thi-Bo vlt-WH have bculi ontalnuil espt'clally from Chicago for this ouciiHlon and a con tribution will bo anld to pay HID < > xp nno , 1'apnrrt will iil.o ( bo road by ] : . r I'aga on "DoinoalhuniiM , " by J. J. liouchcr on J\ * "SooraltiH " and I1'rank " / * , by Hulhir on "Th * Influence of Mythology on Urtuk Art. "