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THE OMAITA DATTjY _ _ _ BEE _ * : f SUNDAY , FEHflUAHY 27 , 1898.
Society Seeks Seclusion During the Forty
Days of Lent.
Anti WeiltiPNilnr SplIU tlic fSny Scn on
In 'I'naln Hut I.llllc In Proft-
pcct fur I Inext
K MV Wccltn.
The occurrence of Ach Wednesday , com-
tnoiclng the forty dajn In which a consider
able rortlon ot Omnlia society refrains from
ttu plL-dfiurable nmonltlro ot social life , fpllt
In twain the calendar of Omaha society dur
ing the laet week. The week started out ns
gaily an any that hag been recorded In Uie
nnnilfl of Otnaba noclcty , but before It was
half over It was all nhroudcd In the sombre
robe of the Leilcn season. But before tbo
flclt-lmi > oficd restraint of Ilia season was an-
( Tinned by the queen debutante of local so
ciety and her eatollltca there were < is innny
end as joyoim occasions as hove been crowded
into three days recently.
The l l poudre given by Miss Flora Web-
ctcr to the members of Kic Cotllllcn club on
Tuesday night easily takcM first place In the
week's cvcn'fl. There was a rorrect Imita
tion of the dresflond m.tmicni ot the colonists
In general evidence , and the affair In itn
every appointment carried out the spirit of
Oic day we ' elebrated. The Ilaitnvan-Knox
welding anil the reception tl-at followed were
red-letter ovonls , mid gave further proit of
the statement th.it when llttlo Mr. Cup'.d
strikes In a family bn Is riultc > ipt to 30
through the entire housidold. The Ire > -
Stophcnsonveddlng wa < i a quieter affulr , but
none the Ic.'i Interesting. It l fitting that
the matrlago of a comely young woman
nhotild noon follow her coronatlixi as the
queen of a local social carnival. In uddltlcti
to these affairs there \vrro a number of caid
jxirtlca , a finv luncheons and a Ires number
of tixift. Sevciul of the events were com
mitted for sweet charity's sake , and served
to enrich the exchequers of the respective
organizations. As for the pleasures prospec
tive , Ido calendar la almost barren of any
thing that may bo considered noteworthy ,
und wo may as well rcccnollo ourselves to the
monotonous quiet that will prevail for thlrty-
BX | days yet to come.
The spreading love of vaudeville among
the fair members of Omaha society ha-j been
made apparent within the last fortnight. It
is doubtful If there has been any moro popu
lar lead made In local society this season
than when a versatile young woman gave a
vaudeville performance In her family barn.
Another hit was scored In the same line at
a vaudeville show given for a deserving
flower mission. Now that Lent has made
Impossible the occurrence of such affairs
participated In by Omaha society folk , they
are numcroiiFly patronizing such vaudeville
performancco ns are billed on the professional
boards. While there has been nothing of
noteworthy attractiveness at the high grade
theater during the week. It has been noticed
that a large number of Omaha society people
enjoyed the songs and dances and other
specialties offered at another play house.
Indeed the usual patrons of the vaudeville
were startled and alinocU stunned for a few
evenings this week to see full-dress parties
of the teal swagger set Invade the vaudeville
hall. To be sure It Is perfectly proper , but
the appearance of the society belles In decol-
leto gowns and their attendant chappies In
dici > s suits at the cheaper shows could not
help but cause some consternation among
those unused to such sights. It merely goes
to show that Omaha society Is away In the
van and those who would object to Its up-to-
date customs might as well catch up with
the procesalon first as last.
nnli-rliiliiiiii-nlM of the AVpolc.
The 'Ooffce Card club was entertained by
Mra , Edward Rosewater on Thursday.
The Scandinavian Klondike Social club
nave a fancy masquerade ball last evening.
Miss Neva Turner entertained a few
friends pleasantly at dinner Tuesday even
Mra. W. H. Koenlg entertained on Friday
afternoon In honor ot 'Miss LEchulcnbcrg of
St. Louis.
Mrs. ( ieorgo P. Stebblns gave a very
pleasant Informal neighborhood tea on Mon
day afternoon.
The Metropolitan club held a mast enJoyable -
Joyablo social meeting at the club rooms
Tuesday eveuilng.
Mrs. Glllmore gave a. luncheon on Thurs
day In honor of Miss Lc < iergan of Chicago
and Miss Rulm of St. Louis.
The J. M. C. club was elegantly entertained
on Friday evening by Miss Shackleford at
her home , 924 South Thirty-third street.
Mrs. Sol Hopper entertained the members
of the A-lm-mo club at a delightful luncheon
on Thursday. Covers were laid for eight.
Mr. and Mrs Prltchett entertained nine
tables at slxty-thrco last Tuesday evening.
Prizes were won by Mrs. Lynian , Mrs. Mor
ris , Mr. McCord and Mr. Drake.
The Young Ladles' Hebrew Dancing club
gave Us first dancing party Wednesday even
ing at Labor Temple for a charitable object.
Aliout auo guests were present.
The Royal Arcanum 'party held at the
Metropolitan club Monday night was ono
of the largest and most enjoyable of the
series thus far given by this society.
iMrs. Coffey of 2203 Douglas street enter
tained on Thursday evening In honor of Mrs.
L. M. Doctor of Red Oak , In. Mrs. Coffee
was assisted by Miss Mamie Clapp.
.Mrs. Robert Purvis entertained at luncheon
on Thursday. Violets were used In decora
tion , each guest receiving a bunch of the
dainty blossoms. Covers were laid for eight.
Mra. George W. Holdrogo entertained the
Forest Hill Whist club on Tuesday after
noon. Prizes were won by Mifsm Amy Bar
ker and Fa > ctto Cole , and the consolation
prize WOH awarded to Mrs. II. B. Palmer.
In honor of Bishop and Mrs. Mlllspaugh o
Kansas u mcst enjoyable reception was giCtn
Monday evening nt Trinity parish house , the
cathedral birthday party being merged In
this pleasunt event. A delicious supper was
served to the visitors.
In honor ot her guest. Mlaa Bailey of Lin
coln. Mrs. W. II. Wynian gave a very cn-
joyablo advertisement party on the ufter-
noou of the 22d. The llrst prize was car
ried off by Mri. Bnlley , while the second
prlzo was WCM by Mrs. Hoc ] ,
fflirs. C. II. Townsend , assisted by Mrs. L.
A Welsh , entertained the Matinee'High '
Vivo club on Friday afternoon at her
residence. 2533 St. Mary's avenue. Mra ,
Rutherford wen drat prize , Mrs. Morse second
and Mrs. Johnson the consolation prize ,
The sixth anniversary of Mu Sigma was
hold on Thursday evening at the homo of
Mr. and Mrs , B. W. Wood , 111 North Thirty-
ninth street , A large number were present.
Mrs. II. D. Ncely , president of the society ,
welcomed the gueuts. Miss Claude Foster
played a beautiful piano solo , Mrs. A. 1' .
Kly sang "Tell Mo Not In Mournful Num-
beia" In her own charming manner , receiv
ing a hearty enccre , to which nho responded
with , "Welcome Pretty Primrose Flower. "
The Itoyul Is the dlQhvit grade baking powder
known. Actual tout * how It Qaei one-
third furtbor than any other brand.
Absolutely Pure
HOYAL UKina pewom eo , , ntw YORK.
A literary game followed , after which dainty
refreshments were nerved , having for an ac
companiment the sweetest music from a
mandolin quartet.
On Tucs l y evening Mrs. George Devcrcll
was tendered a surprise party About thirty
ot her friends took possession of her home.
The occasion was Mrs. UevorclPn birth-day
anniversary. She was the recipient ot some
lovely presents. Dancing wa Indulged In
until the wee uma * hours , when the guests
departed , wishing the genial hoitets many
happy returns.
Mrs. W. K. White's geographical kcnslng-
ton , given on Friday afternoon of last we-ek.
was an Innovation which Is likely to find
Imitators. Red was chiefly used In the dec
orations. Mrs. G. W. Wattle * and Mrs.
Crlttcndon of Fort Crook cut for first prlre.
a decorated plate , the latter being success
ful , and Mlsg Woodruff won the consolation
prize , n globe.
Mr. and vMrs. Harry Heffelflnger en
tertained the Saturday Night Card club
charmingly on last Saturday evening at the
Albany. Fourteen lively games were played.
.Mrs. Harry Kcllog and Mr. S. L. Kcllog
were fortunate In winning the prizes. After
refreshments the members were treated to
some fine Instrumental music by Mrs. Wood
and Mr. George Weaver.
Dr. 0. S. Hoffman was given a surprise
party on Thursday evening , the occasion
being the anniversary of his birthday. Girds
formed the principal pleasure of the even
ing. The prizes were won by Messrs. Wil
liam N. Babcock and David Young. Dr.
Hoffman is still waiting to meet "the man
with a beard at the corner drug store. " who
called him out while his friends took pos-
sefflton of the house.
The South Side Whist club was entertained
on Tuesday evening. A number of invita
tions were sent to non-members and nine
tables were tilled. Mrs. Drlacoll won the
women's first prize , a silver table bell ; Mrs.
Fred Hall took rtccond , a Im'.id-paln'.cd atom
izer. Mr. Hall carried off the men's
first prize , a silver button box ; Mr , Swan
second , a pair of silver cuff buttons. At
midnight an elaborate supper was served.
Among the ploasccitest happenings ot
Washington's birthday was the party given
by Miss Elizabeth Allan Iti honor of the
anniversary. About forty gucota were prca-
cnt. The Invitations concluded with the
request , "R. S. V. P. , by George , " which
afforded opportunity for many bright and
witty replies by way ot acceptances and rc-
grcta. The rooms were appropriately decor
ated ki the national colors , end the evening
was made to pass most agreeably by means
of games and music.
A T test and clock puzzle was the novel
iiianncr of entertaining the C. A. L. Ken
sington club by Mis. J. D. Birmingham on
Washington's birthday. The parlors were
decorated with the national colors In honor
of the day , palms and cut flowers being also
conspicuous. Mrs. R J. Sackett won the
T test prize , a handsome Dresden teapot ,
and Mrs. II. 0. Frederick the clock puz/.le
u cut glass violet holder. During the Inter
vals the guests were entertained with reci
tations by Mrs. Hunt and Mrs. Nelson and
delightful music by Miss Susie Brady. '
Ono of the enjoyable high five parties of
the season was given by Mrs. W. D. Townsend -
send , assisted Iby Mrs. J. A. Epcncter , at the
residence of the former , 2567 St. Mary's ave
nue , on Tucrtday afternoon , the XIV M. D.
High Five clirb being entertained. In honor
of the day the parlors were beautifully dec
orated with hundreds of mlnaturc American
flags and with a number of silk regimental
colors. The score cards were small glided
hatchets , tied with red , white ; and blue rl'J-
bons. The prizes were won by Mrs. Conrad
of Grand Island and Mrs. Hurry Weller.
The young friends of Adeline Uoohrlg
tendered a pleasant .surprise party to lier
on Friday evening. All of the parties met
at the homo of ono of the young folks and
adjourned to Miss Roehrlg's home. They
took her completely by surprise , but she
soon recovered herself Eufllclently to enter
tain lur guests In a most pleasant manner.
Different games were indulged In and light
refreshments were served , after which Misses
Laura Selborts and Mable Blddlck iccltel
Douglas Bowie gave a good "rag" dance and
Miss Mosely rendered a selection upon the
piano. Mr. Nutc Mosely sang n couple of
the late coon songs for the young folks.
One of the mcst unique , as well as one
of the most enjoyable , surprise parties of the
season occurred at the resldecce of Mr. iHarry
S. Weller , on Wlrt street , on Thursday
evening. A number of friends of 'Mr. ' and
Mrs. Weller dressed themselves In typical
southern plantation style , burnt cork , plaid
suits , and all the finery of the southern
colored belles of the olden times was In
evl lence. The make-up was complete in
every detail and the parties , although
prominent society people and well known
throughout ihe city , could not have been
rncognlzed by their best friends. The evenIng -
Ing was spent very pleasantly In music and
dancing and at a late hour the merry
revelers left for their homes.
One of the leading social events of the
week in the northern part of the city was
the surprise given to Mrs. J. W. Moore at
her home , 281(5 ( Ohio street , on Thursday
evening. It was the occasion of Mrs ,
.Moore's birthday anniversary. Her daughter.
Miss Gertrude , assisted by the rest of the
family , had prepared everything and tlic
Invited guests made their appearance
simultaneously , so the surprise was complete.
The evening was spent In social Intercourse ,
mingled with vocal and Instrumental niualc.
Special mention should be made of the vocal
selections by Prof , and ( Mrs. Mort Parsons.
The rendition of "Larboard Watch" and
Home to Our Mountain" was excellent.
After a light luncheon the guests departed
for tnelr several homes , after the best wishes
to Mra. Moore had been extended.
The Visiting Nurses' association gave a
birthday party and reception at the homo of
Mra. Patterson , 3202 Woolworth avenue , on
Tuesday. The attendance was good , The
odlcord of the association , Mesdntnos Towne.
Kllpatrlck acid Mis tea Mlllard and Kostc-rii ,
assisted Mrs. Patterson lei recelvltiR , Misses
Hoagland , Helen Mlllard , Chandler and
Shroeilcr afslsted Mrs. Nee In the dining
room , \\hero delicious Take and punch were
served. The spirit of generosity extended even
to the musicians. Miss Dowen onng several of
her sweetest songs with Mies Towno for ac
companist. Miss Hoagland sang \vltli feel
ing nnd expression. MUs Tdgiwrt's voice
was now to many , but very clear and sweet.
The Instrumental music of thn Sbaddiick
children ia always acceptable. The young
boy who could forego the glorious tumshlno
for the entertainment of a houseful ( if women
deserves praise. The money from the birth
day bags as far as heard from amounted to
? HO nnd In the hands of careful mursei will
do much toward relieving the suffering of
the flick poor.
The card party given by Sirs. Harry Nott
on Tuesday afternoon In honor of Mrs.
Hnlnes was one of the prettiest affairs of
the week , Llko mcst of thp social events of
that day. It did due homage to the father of
his country , and the emblems , decorations
and means of amusement were nrranged In
n most attractive manner by the dainty fancy
nnd charming originality of tho' hostess.
Hunting was every whore about ; even the
portieres were replaced by largo American
Hags , some of.tho prizes were flags and tiny
reproductions of "Old Olory , " mounted on
hairpins , served as counters for games won.
The garno was high five , but the customary
points were augmented 1/y the addition of
the eight spot , with n value of eight , which
brought the total pceslblo value of n hand
up to twenty-two a delicate reminder of
the day of tlio month , "In honor of George , "
as the hostess said. Mcsdamcs C. 1C. Squires.
W. H. Kelly , Howard , Haldrlgn and Merrlam
won prizes a portrait of Washington , a nllh
Hag , a hatchet nnd a box of ban bans this
last n delicacy of which O.V. . was known
to be fond. Mlos May Hartlett assisted
Mra , Nott In entertaining her guests ,
A most enjoyable oven Ing w.is passed on
Thursday by the friends of the Kountzo
Memoilal church , who attended the entertain
ment glvrn by the primary class of the
Sunday tcliool. It was n children's night :
as the himlrcds of happy , beaming llttlo
faces that were scattered throughout the
audlonco lioro witness , The visitors were
receive1 nnd escorted to their seats by ono
of the dozen llttlo ushers , who , realizing the'
Importance of their pailtlm. were becomingly
attired In the latest style evening dress
stilts. These llttlo fellows , some of them
only two hands high , paid more attention to
their guests than have some of their elders
on more auspicious occasions. Tom Thumb's
wedding was the principal number on the
program , and was participated In by a num
ber of llttlo folk. The remainder of the
l > roKnim wen rendered 'n plenum style. The
recitations o ( 'Masters ' Koch and Owens
called for three encores , to which the llttlo
follows reapcmlcHl without embarrassment ,
After the 'Misses Maud Houston and R.
Little entertained tb audlonco with their
recitations thcro ws an rnjoynblc violin sol
by Ml s Smith and n song by CMlM Oertrud
Smith , The program was ended wit !
rnumlolln and guitar selections rendered by
Mems. Treska , IIIIz and Uordwc 1.
The 0. A. I . CCanl club was entertained a
the home of Mr. and Mr . Wlth'cmt A
Kins. M7 South Twenty-fourth vonttc , on
Wednesday evening. The favors were woi
by Mr , and Mr . Cobb. The next mectlns o
the club will be on March 9 at the- horn
of Mr. and Mrs. Sackctt.
The Cotillion club brouRht 1o a rloso It
very successful pre-Lenton swson on Tues
day evening with a bal poudre given by Mia
I Klor.i Webster at Morand's hall. It was a
really brilliant affair , and from the ntimbc
' of colonial ccsliimes that were worn on
would have thought tliat the spirit of ' 7
\UTO very much alive In these fin dc slecl
days Nearly all the young dancers had pow
dered tholr hnlr mid resurrected or built coa
tumcR that helped to remind ono of "th
times that tried men's souls. " The hall wa
prettily decorated with plants and the red
i white and blue. The cotillion was adrnlra
i bly led by Mr. Arthur J. Coolcy , and many
; of the figures were novel and amusing. Thcj
i Inrludod some that called for more or les
athletic foals upon the part of the youn ,
men , ono of which sent the- beaux throng !
hoops before they could claim dances with
their favorites.
M n niH'iitM of 1'iMiplr.
Mr. Charles W. Hull Is ( spending a week
In Chicago ,
Mrs. S. K. Whcrrltt of St. Louh returned
home Wednesday.
Mrs. K. I'orter of Glasgow , Ky. , Is visiting
her sou , G. C. I'orter.
Mr. J. II. Anderson of Glcnwood , la. , I
visiting friends In the city.
Miss Catharine Quick of New York Is th
guest of Mrs. W. S. Howcll.
Ml&a Hlslo Is'oyes Is recovering from a
severe attack of typhoid fever.
Miss Xelllo Wakeley Is visiting at he
brother's homo In St. Louis.
Mrs. Arthur Mctz Is expected homo from
Davenport , la. , during the \\cp.h.
Mrs. J. N. Cornish , who has been very
seriously 111 , Is alowly convalescing.
Miss Margaret Cook Is entertaining a be
Guest Miss Smith of Elmlra , N. Y.
Mr. Hermann MuentcfcrlnB returned Sat
urday from a short trip to Europe.
Mis. C. P. Ncedham left Tuesday for a
month's visit with friends hi Texas ,
for a sojourn of a few weeks , but has no
decided on his location after that time.
Mr. Robert Tarleton will soon remove fron
Omaha. Ho will go from here to Colorado
Mr. J. C. Shrlever has returned from , a
trip tCjrough Colorado , greatly Improved 'n
Miss Ursula King of Little Palls , X. Y. , I
the gurst cf Mlas Uennctt , Sll South Twenty
seventh street.
Miss Stephcnson and Miss Hammond , who
have been guests of Miss Grace Allen , wen *
cast on Thursday.
Miss McKcll , who has been the guest o
Mrs. Howard n. Smith , goes to visit Mrs
AVarJ Burgess this week.
Mrs. n. A. Bliss has gone to New York.
Mrs. ' H. M. Post has gone to Detroit , Mich ,
to attend the wedding of her son.
Mr. Fred A. Nash and Miss Adeline Nash
returned to Omaha yesterday afternoon after
a delightful trip of six weeks In Honolulu.
Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Dletz. arc enjoying a
pleasant sojourn In the Bahama Islands.
When last heard from they were at St.
Tho.naq and from there wore going to Nas
Miss Winifred Kcan has returned from
Iowa , bringing 'back ' with her Miss Mullen ,
who has been quite 111. Miss 'Mullen ' Is much
Improved In health and la now at the home
of Mr. William J. Broatch.
Miss Latus of Helena , Mont. , who has been
the guest of Miss Ella Reynolds for some
tlmi ? , will leave tomorrow for the cast. After
spending several weeks In Now York and
Boston MSS : Latus will sail for Europe
where eho will remain during the summer.
Dr. Frederick Teal' ' returned on Frldaj
from Chicago , where he addiessed the stu
dents of the five leading homeopathic col
leges on the subject of the exposition , with
especial reference- the convention of the
Amerlcfin Institute of Homeopathy to be
held hero In June.
AVoililliiKrs mill KiipriiK'OiiicMti.
The engagement la announced of Mies
Evelyn May FItchett to Mr. Clayton Allen
Pratt. The wedding ia to take place in tlic
near future.
Mr. and Mcs. Charles Balbach have sen *
out Invltntlctis to the wedding or their
( -'auditor , Einrr.a Clothllde , to Mr. Fred
Henry Suydam , which Is to take place at
Kouritze Memorial chiircd at 4 o'clock In the
afternoon of Thursday , March 3.
The quiet marriage of Mlsj Mlldrtd Stcp'n-
enson , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
Stephencon , to Mr. Elinor J. Irey on Monday
evening at 5 o'clock wes qulto a iui ; ! > il-o to
all but the Intimate friends of .lie bride und
groom. The ceremony took place at the
homo of the bride's parent : : , 1)02 ! ) Cass st"-pct ,
and was performed by llev. John Williams ,
rector of St. Barnabas' Protestant Eplscop.il
church. A reception followed , after wCilch
Mr. and Mrs. Irsy left for an eastern c-nd
southern trip. Mlsi opuonson Is 'well and
favorably known In Omaoa , bolng the daugh
ter of ono of tv.o ploneafamilies. . In the
recent Ice cariivil she lieU the pavilion of
Queen Polaris. Mr. Iroy Is cjmiectej with
the omco of ci'y troa.suri'r and Is a brother rf
ex-Cour.-y i'roisurcr Irey.
A pretty hcrno wedding took pla o on
Wednesday evening at the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. P. M. Park at Waterloo , Neb. , the
occasion being the marriage of their
daughter , Myrtle , to Mr G. Arthur Harris.
The parlors were tastefully decorated in roses
\nd carnations. The marriage ceremony took
place under an nrch of roses and mnllax
and was performed by Hev. Steve J. Corey
of Lincoln. The bride lojkcd beautiful In a
costume of French broadcloth , new blue
trimmed In cream applique. She carried
La France roses. The woddlng supper was
served lmmeditely after the ceremony ,
covers being raid for thirty. The guests from
abroad were : Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Harris
Beatrice , Neb. , father and mother of groom ;
Dr. and Mrs. D. P. Tetcr , Omaha ; Mr. A. 11.
IVcltfiam , Omaln ; Mls Ethyl Thcuias , Coun
cil Blulfc , and M vi. M. S. Moll. Shoiiandoali ,
la , Many beautiful and costly gifts were
A wedding that Interested a largo number
of Omaha us because of the prominence of the
families represented was tl.at of Mis. ? Flor
ence Knox , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
S , Knox , to Mr. Frederick Hnrtinan on Tues
day evening at the homo of the brldo'n par
ents , 1029 Georgia avenue. The ceremony
was performed at 7 o'clock by Rev. Thomas
J. Mackay , rector of All Saints' ProtesMn *
l.'plsfopal church , In Ibo presence or the Im
mediate families and a fo\v Intimate fiiomla.
Miss Elizabeth Parrotto was the maid of
Iruor , and the In'itK'EWfllds wore : MUsou
Martha Blair Stone and Louise Mel'h'rson
of Omaha and Sara Masingalo of St. I.oute.
Two llttlo ribbon hearers , the Mlas.'s Doris
and Ella Wood , added greatly to the attiac-
tUencES of the scene. The Broom vas sup
ported by Dr. Wllcox of this city ail bust
man. The bride was handsomely gowned In
heavy white satin , with a short veil of white
tulle ornamented wild a whlto bow and an
attractive aigrette. She carried a largo
bunch of llllca-of-tho-vclley. The maid cf
honor and the hrldesmaUd all miked lovely
'O gowna of whlto organdie nrce w'jltu taf
fetas with short vollH of v/hlto tulle odnrned
with'white bawa and alrttes , similar to
thnse worn by the bride. The nviUU carried
handsome bunches of narelsJUfl. Between the
hours of 8 and 11 a I.irjo reception wt.s held.
Supper was served In ( tie filling room , which
was prettily deccoued IT green and whlto
for the occasion. Mr. and Mru. Hartman left
for an extended southern trip Met nvrn'ng.
They will be at home to thcl.- friends utter
.March 1 at 1029 Goer h aveouo.
With tinTliiirxlnii ItlllcH.
Mr. Walden Braiich was unanimously
elected to the ranks of associate membership
at < i recent company meeting.
Considering that ono officer and ten pri
vates tire ou furlough , the attendance at
drills of late ban been excellent.
In response to a general drmaod , It his
been decided to Issue an elaborately engraved
and Illustrated booklet. It U now In course
of preparation ,
The rapid advancement Hint U being ac
quired In military science among the mem
bers composing the non-comml&sloncd olllcwi'
school U gratifying to the olllcere and mn
1(30 Thurston RltkM take pleasure In wel
coming the advent of Omaha's iiow-boni
military wmr-rry ; iho Welotor Zmmvcs , ant
wish them every laudable siicfoss In ill of
their undertaking * and hope that they may
live long and prosper.
Tlio latest addition to the Thurston nlfltfs'
art collection l iiTUrge photograph of Mme.
Clco do Merode ( iflPsrli , a gift to the com
pany frnn Georie\Mooser. This picture wa-j
Awarded first prize at the rc.-cnt New York
Camera club exhibit.
Captain Cher jrfrf the Iowa National
Guord. stationed at Iowa City. la. , was n
recent visitor , 5.Ucjitemint Colonel Coltcu of
David City. NeS. * * llca at the armory Mst
week , and wan pleased to find the patriotic
spirit of the Rifles' at a l.lgh tension.
The dellghttnl dnnclng | > arty given by Hie
Thurston Rlflea aV'tho ' armory exi TliUMday
evening was one of the events of the wccl ;
The attendance at the dance won not oo larg
as might bo expected , yet a feature of th
occasion was the" appearance of several now
f.icm among t.e ! duncers. A program o
twenty numbers was donred and at the cm
all the guests expressed themselves as hav
Ins enjoyed n mast delightful evening.
Oitiiiliu < itinri1x ,
Corporal Conant has resumed charge of th
second squadron.
The company has glorious prospects of per
pcttial "fair weather" with the advent o
Mathlcson Into the ranks.
The Galling detachment , under tire abl
direction of Captain Mulford and Guntic
McCague , U rapidly returning to its old-Urn
form. The drill Is an interesting one.
The usual medal drill and competition wll
take place on Monday. Invitations have bcci
sent the Thurston Rifles and Wobstc
55ouavcs. All other friends of the companj
are cordially Invited.
In viewof the slight possibility of th
Omaha Guards making a pleasure trip t
Cuba at no distant date , applications fo
membership have been filed by Wllllan
Free. Herbert Osborne , J. P. Shirley , J. A
Uhule and William Newton.
Tyler Belt and Steve Day , two ex-member
of the company , paid the boys a visit on
Monday night. Belt and Day were among
the first to join the Omaha Guards , and hav
watched the steady development of the com
pany with no llttlo Interest and pride.
At a recent meeting of the company , E
D. Chadwlck , Hugh Packard and John C
Mathlcson were elected to membership. Al
though they are without previous military
experience , they have shown themselves to b
soldiers , of whom the guards can be justly
Sergeant Wood of the Omaha Guards hai
established a record for himself , In point o
attendance , that In all probability Is wlthou
equal In the entire state mllltla. Prom the
day of his enlistment , over three years ago
until the present time , lie.lias attended 20o
consecutive drills , thus having a percentage
of 100 for his entire enlistment.
IMflixiirrN III 1'roNiiCM't.
The first meeting of the Forest Hill Whist
club after lent will bo held at the homo
of Mrs. Doherty on. April 13 ,
Fort Croolc.
Corporal Zvrernoman Is spending his fur
lough in Mason City , la.
Lieutenant Patten has returned to duty
from a month's leave In the cast.
The Ilev. n.'ll. Fitzgerald arrived at the
post Wednesday and has moved Into quar
ters No. 1 , which have been assigned to him.
Thursday Lieutenant and IMrs. Hall gave
n reception to Lieutenant and Mrs. Lewis ,
who have just returned from their wedding
trip. We understand that there are to be a
number of entertainments In their honor
the coming week.
The regular 'Friday ' evening concert toy
the Twenty-second ( infantry orchestra ren-
dcicd beautiful selections to a crowded
house. Fully / QO people must hnvc lieen
piesent , Uellev eJaiUl the neighborhood form
ing a largo percentage of the audience.
Mrs. Byrne , jvlfc pf First SergeantJ > atrlc c
Byrne , died last Thursday evening at 7
o'clock. Numerous'-and beautiful floral trib
utes were placed mi the casket by friends.
The funeral took lilaco Satuidny afternoon
at 2 o'clock. The remains were Interred in
the" post cemetery/ / the Ilev. Father Fitz
gerald , U. S. A. , offlciattng.
Captain and iMrs. F. B. Jones have re
turned from Detroit , Mich. , where they were
called by the sudden and unexpected death
of Major Francis Clarke , U. 15. A. Major
Clarke was for twenty-five years an olllcor
of Iho Twenty-second United ( States Infantry.
Resolutions of sympathy und regret were
passed by the regiment and forwarded to
the bereaved widow.
The enlisted men gave a masquerade
Wednesday evening. A largo crowd was In
attendance , many having come from O'maha '
to join In the festivities. The costumes were
very tasty. The woman personating a deck of
cards was probably the best on the lloor.
The "Yellow Kid" took the floor -by storm
and kept all In an anxious state of expec
tancy every mouu-nt as to his next move.
Mrs. J. P. Anderson has been very sick
for the last week. ,
A. Holdrego of Rlvorton , Neb. , was In the
city a few days this week visiting relatives.
Mr. Thomas and Sam Miller of Smart-
villo. Neb. , are In the'city vh'itlng relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Kane of Omaha were visit
ing with the family of Dr. Tracy one day
this week.
Rev. Mr. Savage of the People's church
of Omaha filled the pulpit of the Presby
terian church Thursday night.
Mr. Chapman , who has been vloltlng rela-
: lves hero for a couple of months' returned
to his home at Persia , la. , Monday.
J. T. Reams , who has been visiting his
daughter , Mrs. W. A. Wilson , for some
: lme , returned to his homo at Franklin ,
N'cb. , Monday.
Miss Leathy King and Miss Moss of
Omaha weio in town visiting friends and
elatlvos Tuesday and attending the Wood-
nen circle social ,
'Mrs. Elllo A. Humphrey of Tckamah , Neb. ,
visited with friends hero Wednesday. Sim
was on her way to Huron , Ind. , where she
nakcH her future home.
Tim social and necktie ball given by the
Woodmen circle at the city hall Tuesday
light , the L'2d , was well attended. Re-
ri'shments were served.
O. A. Cowles has purchased the old pool
mil at Fort Omaha and will have It moved
o Florence and put on Main street , where
m will lit up a photograph gallery.
The recent cold spell hardened up the Ice
on the reservoirs and Friday the Arctic Ice
company cut ice off one rowsrvolr and put
t in the house. It lacks , about one-fourth
of having its house full and It IB not Jlkely
hat It will bo able to cut any moro from
ho reservoirs. ,
' , lll'llKIIII.
Dr. C. Gee Woo of'Omaha made a pleasure
rip to Benson mi fhursday of last week.
.Mr. . and Mrs. Harvey J. Grove retuined
mm a two weeTts' ' visit with friends and
cljtlvcs In Ashlarfu ,
There will 'be ' preaching at the Methodist
: r > lBcopa ! church'this evening by the paator ,
tov. Mr. Dross , at 'SVclock.
The ofllclal uo4rd"of the ( Methodist Epls-
opal church hpld | ts quarterly conference
teetlng at the jcliMrch Thursday night.
Washington's > birthday was observed In
ha public schwJls.iehaklng It a holiday. In
he evening thj"S.'nrtJiwcsteni ) Social club
ave a grand bajljj 4 < i tlB | town hall.
The Ladles' AUl'society ' unet at the homo
f Mra. James i.U 'Howard ' last Wednesday ,
'hey will give.1 A1 social entertainment and
upper at the ttityn hall next Tuesday eveii-
ng , March 1.
To UVliMimt' i'onii'll'H I'rcMlilcn * .
A ncore of alumni of Cornell university
net In the parlorp of the. Commerulul Nu-
loiml bank lust evening to muko prellm-
naiy iirniMKemunU fur a reception and din
er to t > o pivoii to Jacob ( luuld Suhurman ,
irenhlem of the university. In this city at
emu date between March 20 and 25. It
van.the. weiiHe of the. meeting that President
ohurman should bo Invited to deliver a
ubllo address on one evening and uliouli ) bo
ntertulned nt a dinner by the C'ornelllnns
i Omutia und vicinity on the following evcn-
ng , and that u \l It fthould be niuilo to
he University of NchniHkii at Lincoln.
Alficd Mtlluitl wus ehOBt-ii chairman of the
eiurul committee. The following uub-com-
nlttees were appointed : Invitation , Arthur
' . Waheley. Frank Irvine , Churleu C. Hoso-
vater and Wllll.un . A. Carter ; dinner ,
'liurira 1 * Saunders , Thomas S , C'lurk and
hurles S. Young ; entertainment , Alfred
tlllurd , John W. Iiattln and J. II. Van
music. H. I. OUnnctt. Another
meeting of the nlumhl will be held nt the
Commercial National lank on Saturday
ovrnliKc next.
IlllU'lift In .SCMIII tn MnlvO If *
AIMHMI rum-p.
The woe of the promoters of The Hatchet
seem to be about over and It seonifl to bo
assured that the paper will make Itn ap
pearance early this week. The photographs
of the youngsters which are to occupy niche * )
In the cover dcdlgti , as well as the e that
are to bo scattered through the pages of
the paper , have all been received and are
now In the hands of the photo-engraver.
The cuts will be finished In a few days and
the paper wilt be Issued Immediately there
The cover 'of The Hatchet will be a very
artistic looking affair. U will be Ivory white ,
of heavy enamelled paper , and the first page
will be ornamented by a dcalRti which has
been pronounced by conivolssc-nra as a work
of art. This design U the work of rn Omaha
boy , Clark Poncll , son of the late A. C.
Powell. In It are twenty spaces which will
bo tilled with the faces of children. These
little plctutes wilt be half-tone cuts made
from photographs. The children whose pic
tures thus appear are of all ages Up to 10
years. The name of ono of these llttlo ones
may not be atnounccd , an a surprise lias
been arranged on the parents acid It has
been kept a secret , The others are these
Son of Rev. T. J , Mackay , gratidson of Rev.
P. A. Warfleld , son of P. P. Klrkendall , son
of J. U , Berry , granJion of P. P. Pord ol
Philadelphia , daughter of W. S. Wllcox ,
daughter of W. R. Jnckscn , state superlntcd-
cnt of schools , L'mcoln ; daughter of K. C.
Price , daughter of C. M. Wilholm , eon of
C. D. Woodworth , daughter of P. T. Buck
ley of Stromsburg. daughter of Arthur Bran-
dels , daughter of Mr. Martin of South Omaha ,
daughter of Mrs. W. O. Mitchell of Corning ,
la. , daughter of W. S. Rector , daughter of
Cation Doherty , twins of Michael Murphy of
South Omaha , daughter of H. G. Sirclght.
In the center of the cover design will be a
large open space In which will appear a pic
ture of the young ! > on of Dr. J. E. Sum
mers , jr.
A slight hint has been given heretofore re
garding the contents of the paper , but the
general make-up has reached a point where
It Is possible to glvo a table of contents
that Is reasonably complete.
On the title page will appear .a portrait of
Katherlne Orchard Kuhn and James Whit-
comb Rllcy's poem , "lialbyhood , " In orna
mental type. Mrs. Elta Mathcson contrib
utes a story entitled , "A Sleepy Tlmo Epi
sode , " which occupies page 2. A cut of the
Girls' and Boys' building on page 3 U
accompanied a descriptive iioem by Will
M. Maupln , telling the experience of a party
of school children from West Point , who visit
the exposition under the guidance of their
teachers , Page 1 Is devoted to editorial ar
ticles and on this page will also appear the
names of the ten associate editors and the
ten assistant business managers. The edi
torials are nearly all 'by ' children. A High
school pupil who does not sign his or her
name , discusses "Tho Advantages of Mili
tary Training In Schools. " Perry Wheeler
of South Omaha writes about "Postal Sav
ings Banks. " "Women and the Exposition , "
forms the subject of an editorial by Mrs. A.
Hardy of Beatrice. Louise McPlierson of
Omaha discusses "The Mt Vernon Ladles'
Association , " and Clara M. Hervey of Omaha
tells about "Military Drill for Girls , " from
the standpoint of a member of company Z ,
of the Omaha High school. Other shorter
articles have no signatures. Page 5 Is de
voted to cuts of the exposition buildings
and descriptive matter. Page fi is filled by
a special story contribute ; ! by Mrs. Ella W.
Peattlo , entitled. "Locust Blossoms. " Page
7 Is devoted to the Omaha High school and
contains short stories , sketches , essays ,
skits , etc. , mcst of which are not signed "by
their authors. The only names on this page
are those of Camilla Gsantner , M. P. Ittner ,
Robert Prltclmrd and lena Barnhart. Page
S contains cuts nf AkSaBen floats and de
scriptive matter and an ode entitled , "Trans-
mlsslsslppl Girls' and Boys' Ode , " written
by T. J. Kelly. It is the Intention to have
every school which visits the exposition sing
this ode as a part of the program. Pages
9 to 12 , Inclusive , contain short stories by
children from all parts of the state , whose
names have already 'been ' published. Page
13 Is devoted to an Interesting account of
Llnnto Haguewood , nn Iowa girl , who has
been called the "Helen Kellar of the West. "
She. has been deaf , dumb and'blind ' from her
birth and her teacher tells how she was
taught to communicate with those around
her. Page 14 contains "A Thrilling Story
of How Two Nebraska Boys Caught a Live
Bald Eagle. " written by Mrs. T. L. Klmball ,
and a poem , "Helen's Babies , " by Mls > s E. A.
St. John of Council Bluffs. Page 15 Is de
voted to "Bright Sayings of Real Children. "
Page 10 couUlns a story iby Margaret Hitch
cock , entitled , "A Llttlo Revolutionary
Maid , " and a largo cut of a famous painting ,
"Tho' Boy Columbus at Genoa , " Page 17
describes the experiences of missionaries In
Africa and contains a cut showing two llt
tlo Africans who are supported oy mission
work. "How a Metropolitan Newspaper Is
Published" is the subject of a bright and
Intelligent descriptive article 'by ' little Ruth
Shlnrock of the Kellom school , who describes
her encounter with a newspaper reporter on
the streets of Omaha and her visit to The
Bee ofllco , where she was shown through
all the departments of the paper. She de
scribes what she saw In a manner which
shows conslder.ible ability In that line. Page
I ! ) contains a number of articles relating to
liousohold economics and cooking recipes
and the remaining pages are devoted to
Sunflower Slalc to Hi * Ili-pri-sciid-cl nt
( lie K\i > < > slfIon.
Exposition matters have been In a rather
insatlsfactory condition In Kansas lately ,
nit the situation Is becoming more favorable
and present Indications are that the state
vlll bo well represented a't the great fair ,
although the time remaining for active work
s rather short.
Several weeks ago Governor Lecdy held a
onfercnce with several railway reprcsenta-
Ives In Kansas and proposed that a fund ot
30,000 bo raised that the state might par-
Iclpato at the exposition His suggestion
vas that the five railroads In the state
liould each subscribe $3,000 and he would
hen undertake to raise the other $15,000
mong the people ot the state. The .Atchl-
on , Topcka & Santa Fe , the St. Louis &
Jan Francisco and the Missouri Pacific
greed to contribute $3,000 each an-J the
"If It's a Cold
Til It c "Seventy-seven. "
If It is La Grlppo-It's a Cold.
Take "Savonty-seven , "
If It Is Influenza-It'fi a Cold ,
Take "SovB'ity-seven , "
If your Throat la sure It'3 .1 Cold ,
Take "Sevcnty-S'jvcn. "
If you Cough-It's .1 Cold. |
Take "Seventy-seven. "
If you have Catarrh It's a Cold.
Take "Soventy-Heven , "
If your Chtst hurte It's a ( loll.
TaUo "Seventy-seven. "
If It Is Bronchltls-lt' * a Cold.
Take "Seventy-seven. "
At druRuUta or rnt prepaid on receipt of
nice , 23c , We. or 1 CO.
Auk fur Jr Hiinn > hrf > V Hpeclflc Manual of ull
) l < euei > at your I'ru-glMj or Mailed Tree.
jV MeJUIno Company , Ntw York.
general offlcprg of th Hock Island and the
llurllngton roads wore naked to do likewise.
The Burlington hod already subscribed and
paid $30.000 to the exposition and thn Qlock
Island had lubucrlhcd and paK ) $25,000 , and
both therefore declined to enter the Kansas
pool ,
Before tills decision on the part ot the List
named roads had 'been made known , the
governor appointed n commission of mwi In
different parts of the state , but the commis
sion never 'held a meeting nor did any busi
The replies of the Burlington nni Rock
Island knocked things Into a cocked hat ,
and there the matter rested until last we k ,
when another meeting was held with the
railroad representatives and the first three
roads named agreed to raise $15,000 between
them It the people of Kansas would raise a
like amount. The governor once moro took
up the matter and announces that he will
appoint n new commission at once and will
push the matter with all possible speed.
To show new tailored gowns both j.icket
and blouse effects now Ideas oC popular
matcrlnls the skirts , as well us the Jackets ,
being man-tailored guarantees perfect lif
ting. Wo have them nt $10 , better grades
of coin so at the $12..0 , $16.50 and $20.00 marks.
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