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THE OMAHA DAIIA" 151313 : SUNDAY , F1DB1UT\HV 10 , 1899.
GLOOM CAST OVER SOCIETY Coming of Lent Brings the Merry Season tea a Sadden Oloso , GAY WORLD BEGINS ITS SIX WEEKS' REST Sulft Pure Sot Diirlnu I InI'nrly Daj.i of tin * Week mid 1'rlnr to Hie Dale of Anil \Voil iH'Kila ) ' . Lent , that cad harbinger of the joyous Benson of fprlng , has come again and has laid Its heavy hand upon the shoulders of that glad , over young , Irrepressible throng of society's devotees. Us Eombro presence tins as usual been the r.Ignal for the re tirement from the ranks of many of these mcst prominent and popular In the social world of Omaha. Still It's an 111 wind that blows nobody any good and possibly these who are loft will have more opportunities of displaying their eoclal talents and will Rhino with greater lustre owing to the en forced absence of their clever "sisters. ' ' The gloomy monarch , In strict accordance with the time-honored traditions regarding the character of a despot has , simulta neously with hit arrival , issued Invltatlonit , or perhaps It would bo nioro truthful to Buy , commands to all the members ot the gay world to wait In readiness for the dread summons to attend him on his wearisome , long-dragged out journey and to wear ap propriately melancholy expressions on their once happy faces and even when not In hl austere and shadowy presence to cease from the giving of or assisting at any functions of an enjoyable and spirit-raising character. How far his mandates will bo obeyed re- uialns to bo seen. It's never any use crossing the bridge till ono gets to It and after all , even Ash Wednesday was not so gloomy as It might have been had It come a week earlier when the whole world was held In the Icy clutches of the weather clerk ( or flend as he seemed at that time ) , Instead of coming when the counteracting Influences of a bright sun and balmy air -were powerful enough In themselves to make the mercury of the social barometer rlso by leaps and bounds. In this progressive age , oven a monarch of such antiquity as ho of Lent can hardly hope to find things as he left them n year ago , or that the opinions of his unwilling subjects will not have undergone a considerable change In the twelve months which have elapsed since ho was present among them and now If he wants a mantle broad enough to enshroud them all , as In times past , ho will have to cut It of broader cloth and really , to bo thoroughly up to date , bo compelled to envelop himself In a coat of many colors and 1jy so doing please all. St. Valentine has como and gone and In epllo of the many prophecies that the feast of this once so popular saint would pass by utterly unnoticed and Ignored by the fair young belles and their attendant beaux , whoso views of course nro nil of the fin" do sleclo order , ho has been remembered very appropriately in more ways than one by his still loyal admirers. Apparently the dear girls are just as fond of him as they were In their more Inexperienced and sus ceptible years and the men , too , secretly nro bound to admit that his sway Is as potent as ever It was in their salad days. The saint should feel very much Haltered at the attentions ho has received on his last anniversary and also for the fact that his day is tbo ono occasion on which it Is con sidered the correct thing to proclaim that ono has a heart and to wear that valuable and much sought after jewel on one's alcove. The debutante reception , followed by a dunce , given by General and Mrs. Cowln In honor of their daughter , was ono ot the most fashionable events of the winter sea son. The last cotillion of the season was also an event of the first water and the largo reception given by Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kuhn , followed by n ball , was an affair ot great Interest and Importance lu the so ciety world of Omaha. The social calendar for the next six days Is naturally of slender dimensions , still the week will In all probability not prove such a very wearisome ono In the once gay world , for the devotees of society have surely very pleasant memories to treasure of the bril liant events of the last six days and of the roguish acts of St. Valentine. Cotillion u Circat SIICCCHH. The last cotillion of the season was a brilliant success , and if St. Valentine , on whose day It was given , had anything to do with It , ho 'is heartily to bo congratu lated. All the emblems sacred to the day were found In ttidless variety valentines , hearts , arrows and the like. The dccoratbiia were of red and green , alternate streamers of bunting of the two colors being draped from the ceiling to the balcony , and from the balcony to the wainscoting. Tbo bal cony Itself was garlanded with bleeding hearts of nil sizes , many of which were Incurably lacerated. Around the sides ol the room were seen the same heart-rending decorations. The gay favor-heaped table * were placed beneath a pretty alcove formed of American Hags , which was stationed u1 the end of the room. Seven of the oldei matrons of Omaha presided over the tables , an arrangement which was welcomed by all la splto of its never having been done be fore. The matrons chosen were Mcsdatnes Ouy C. Barton. C. W. Hamilton , J. N. II Patrick , J. J. Brown. J. C. Cowln , Benja min Smith and Shlverlck. An unusual num ber ot spectators wcro noticed In the ( balconj and the cotillion itself wan ono ot the larg est of the scries , many being present foi the flrat time this season. Another new feature was the placing ot the orchcstrr on the main floor In a screened corner. The gorman was led In splendid style by Mr John Patrick , assisted by Miss May Ha-nll- ton. Several very pretty figures wore In troduced by the clever leaders with grenl success. Among the out-of-town guests were Miss Forepnugh of Minneapolis. Mr. McMI ) . Ian of Denver and Mr , Langhorn of For Jloblnson. Nobody will over know whet the dance was over , for the clock'a tell-tali fuco had been Ingeniously covered with : Hag and for once could not llvo up to It ; reputation. Miss May Hamlltoa was bcautL fully gowned In white mousselino do solo wltl carnlturo of white satin ribbon and hand Eo'mo coral ornaments and carried nn cnor mous bouquet ot bridesmaid roses , On the Social Calendar. The members of the Metropolitan club wll elvo n minstrel show at the club house 01 Tuesday , February 21. The Loralno Dancing club will glvo one o its enjoyable hops nt the Thuraton RlPes armory ou Wednesday evening , Februar ; * * The J. E. D. club will glvo a social danci in the evening of Saturday. February 25 , n Patterson hall , Seventeenth and Banian streets. The Misses Underwood of Dayton , O. , wll entertain next Thursday afternoon and even ing at their homo In honor of Miss Ur , Kelly of 'this ' city. Saturday , March 1 , Is the date fixed for In annual party for the children ot member ot the Metropolitan club. The uflair wll bo held at the club. The next meeting of 'tho ' L. 11. D. club wll he held nt the home ot Mlts Llllkim Mul len on Knutcr Monday , an * the flub will not meet during Lent. The Junior classes of the University of Omaha , Resisted by the ladles ot the First Presbyterian church , will give a reception to 'the faculty and students of the university on February 22 from 2 to \ p. m. at the First Presbyterian church. Eiilci-tiiliitiii-ntN of dmVcok. . Mrs. W. J. llurgess entertained the XXIV T. U. club at a matinee at Iloyd's yesterday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Katz entertained Dr. Joseph Lelscr of Lafayette , Ind. , at dinner Saturday evening , covers being laid for nine. The Wednesday Lunch club was charm ingly entertained on Thursday by Mcmlamcs Grossman and Williams at the home ot the latter. Mrs. S. Katz gave a luncheon to eight of her women friends on Saturday at the family resilience , Twenty-first and Douglas streets. Miss Helen ( lerko wns the hostess at n dinner given on Monday evening In honor of her sister , Mrs. It. B. Wllshor , of St. Joseph , Mo. The XXIV T. D. club met on Tuesday with Mrs. Kelby. The prizes , which consisted of beautiful plates , wcro woti by Mcsdamcs Van Huron and HOES. Mrs. 12. 1C. Mackey of the Utopia enter tained her guests at another enjoyable house party Tuesday evening. The presence of hearts In profusion suggested St. Valen- tlnc. tlnc.Mrs. Mrs. J. B. Christy , 2221 Spencer street , entertained about a dozen of her woman friends at n St. Valentine's luncheon. The table was prettily decorated with smllax and carnations. Miss Anna Oilmoro and Miss Hums en tertained about seventy-live of the younger members of the First Methodist church on Tuesday evening , at n St. Valentine's Bclal at the home of the former In the north part of the city. Mcsdames Plant and Oreelcy on Wednes day aftcrnon pleasantly entertained the Wis teria club. Nine games of whist were played , after which refreshments were served. Mrs. Lange of Council Uluffs will bo at home to the club on March 1. Mrs. Jay D. Foster and Miss Hauman were the hostesses at n very enjoyable "Hearts" party , given at the homo ot the former in the afternoon of St. Valentino's day. The house was appropriately decorated with bridesmaid roses , smllax and ribbons. The Monday Night Card club was enter tained by Mr. and Mrs. Oscar D" . Klpllnger at their home , 1310 South Thirty-first btrect. Mrs. Van IJurcn won the ladles' prUo , n beautiful wedgowood cream pitcher , while the gentleman's prize , a mulller , was carried away by Mr. Lcngwell. Mrs. J. A. Swobo was pleasantly surprised on Wednesday afternoon by a few of her friends , who called on her armed with chat- Ing dishes and all the good things that pertain thereto , the occasion being Mrs. Swobo's birthday. All went homo wishing that her birthday might occur inoro than once a , year for their benefit. A very pleasant surprise was given Mr. J. W. Robb at his residence , 1335 South Thirtieth avenue , on Monday evening. High five wasi played , at which Mrs. W. H. Wig- man and Mr. E. J. Green won the first prizes , and Miss Peake and Mr. Eugene Duval carried off the booby prizes. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Caldwcll entertained at an engagement dinner In honor of Mr. Voss and Miss Yates , and also In honor of St. Valentine's and Mr. Caldwell's birth days. The plato cards were valentines and the table decorations consisted of brides maid roses , and at each plate was laid a bunch of sweet-smelling violets. The Jolly Eight Dancing club gave Its reg ular monthly ball last evening In Patterscn hall. Fully 200 young friends of the club were present , all enjoying an excellent pro gram of twenty dances , finishing with the last hour of night. By request the club will give another dancing party next Saturday , February 25 , music being furnished by Clark's Union orchestra. Mrs. Robert Dinning entertained at a largo card party In the afternoon of St. Valentine's day. Six-handed hlgh-Jlvo was the game chOBen , and twelve tables wcro filled with spirited players. The prizes were won by Mrs. I. N. Peters and Mr. Will Tonwsend. The decorations ware extremely pretty , pink carnations abounding In pro fusion. Dainty refreshments wore served. A very pretty valentine party was given at the residence of the Misses MacMlllan , 2612 Capitol avenue , on Tuesday evening. Each young woman present represented a valentine , and a hand painted memoran dum book was presented to each guest. The decorations were most appropriate , hearts being visible In almost every nook and corner. Lunch was served during the even- Ing. Ing.Tho The Forest Hill Whist club held Its last meeting until after Lent with Mrs. Heth on St. Valentino's day. The bouse was beautifully decorted with red carnations and a dainty and o'aborato luncheon was served to the guests , who filled seven tables. The prize winners were : Miss Wakeley , first prize , a lovely wcdgewood candlestick ; Sirs. Cornish , second , n pretty kenslngton bag , and Mrs , II. T. Clarke , third , a beautiful white linen centerpiece. The Thursday Night High Flvo club was very delightfully entertained last week by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Unrteland at their resi dence , 806 South Twenty-first street. After cards a delicious lunch was served. The ladles' first prlzo was won by Mrs. llerg- strom , and the second by Mrs. Farnsloy , and 'the ' gentlemen's first prize by Mr. Bond , second by Mr. Hooycr and third by Mr. Buffett. The consolation prizes were awarded 'to ' Mr. and Mrs. Connoran. Sirs. T. H. Cole was the hostess at a large reception on Monday evening , given In honor of Mr. E. T. Tre-si of St. Joseph. The color scheme of re < l was carried out to ! perfection In shades and roses. The centcr- pleco of the dining room table consisted of a cluster of beautiful crimson , roses. The hostess was assisted In receiving her guests by Mredamcs John Gordon and Oen- nle. Miss SlcIIugh poured tea and Miss Hamlln presided over the cotfeo urn. The Social club was charmingly enter tained by Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Wallace on Thursday evening at their homo , 810 Sjuth Twenty-second street. The prizes ut cards were won as follows : Ladles' first prlzo , by Mrs. C. Durgstrotn ; second prize , by Mrs. Bond , and booby prize , by Sirs. Athenian ; gentlemen's , first prize , by Sir. J. Hooyer ; second , by Mr. Bond , and booby , by Mr. Farnsloy. Lunch was served nt 10 o'clock , and dancing was Indulged In from 10:30 : to midnight. A Valentino party and Cakewalk were suc cessfully given at the Sletropolltan club on Wednesday evening. The latter feature was complete In every < lotall , a largo and hand some cake occupying a. pedestal In front cf the Judges' platform. The contestants were numerous and so proficient In < the art of cakowalklng that the judges were unable to como to n unanimous opinion as to who ically merited the prize. Pretty souvenirs \\ere awarded to the women who took part In the affair. Mr , Herman Dreyfus acted as drum major. A number of ladles of the Whist club , who have been meeting weekly for the last llvo weeks in a tournament , played their con cluding games on Monday , on which occasion Mrs , Alice was the 'hostess. ' The trophy , a beautiful silver bonbon dish , was won by Mrs. Frederick Davis. After cards the guests enjoyed a delicious luncheon. The decora tions In the parlor consisted of daff-dlls anil yello\v tulips , while 4n tlio dining room beautiful wblto rcses and pink carnations wcro artistically arranged. The officers of the club are : President , Mrs , Guthrlo ; secretary - rotary , Mrs. Orr ; treasurer , Mrs. Ogden. Mr. and Mrs , J. A. Kubn entertained a number < f their friends In the evening ot Tuesday at a St. Valentine's euchre party , Intheir new apartments at the Normandle , The guests were received in Mr. and Mrs. Kuhn's Bulto and subsequently adjourned tea a private ball room , which was handsomely decorated with roses , potted plants and palms. The color scheme was red , Ices anO other refreshments were in the shape of BAKING POWDER ABSOLUTELY fruRE itfakes the food more delicious and wholesome . , . DOVAI UKUia roDrit co. ttr * VODK. red hearts pierced with arrows , The ladles' I first prliio was won by Mrs. Dale , consola tion by Mrs. McSwccn and lone hands by Mrs Spencer cf Nebraska City. The gentle- men's first prlzo was won by Mr , Todd cf Spparflah , S. I ) . , consolation by Mr. J. S. Knox and 'tho lone hands by Mr. Ho ml. General and Mrs. Cowin held a brilliant reception , which was followed by a dance , on Monday evening nt their residence , on which occasion their daughter , Miss Kdnn , made her formal < lobut Into the society world. Tlrso who assisted Jho host and hostess in receiving their guests wcro : Mr. add Mrs. Ilcnjamln Smith , Miss Cowtn and Miss Moore. Miss Cowln looked beautiful In her cxrjulslto Paris toilet of whlto net over white satin , with pearls of tmu.tiul beauty. Hen flowers were American Reality roses. The house was profusely decorated with roses , ferns and palms. Supper wns served downatalm. The S. U. D. spent n very pleasant time at the homo of Mls.t Uesslo Mcttlroy last Monday evening. Twelve gomes of high-flvo were played , the prizes for which wcro car ried off by Miss Katie Heclan and Mr , Ryron Reed. Mr. Charles Mullen was presented with a largo bunch ot daisies , the emblem of tup club , for solving the flower puz zle. Refreshments were served , after which dancing was Indulged In. The evening ended with the farewell of Miss Georglo load of California , who has been an hon ored member of the club during her stay n Omaha. Miss Read returned honlo yes- ordny. Her absence will bo felt by all , or she Is a general favorite , and her music and powers of entertaining in nmny ways afforded great pleasure to the rlub. In honor of Miss Van Sickle , who la the guest of her sister , Mrs. David llaum , Mr. and Mrs. Kdward Ralim entertained nt a alentlnc supper on Tuesday evening. After i few hands nt the new game of gcaboogo ho guests were Invited to sit down to .1 table decorated with red , whoso centerpiece consisted of n largo bunch of red carnations. At cflch plato lay an envelope , which , on icing opened , wns found to contain a largo red heart , on which was Inscribed a verse appropriate to one's neighbor. All the verses contained amusing hits that were nuch enjoyed by all present , and whcti each n turn had read his verso aloud , the hearts voro made up Into a saintlike necklace , vhlch was placed around the > neck of the guest of honor. The refreshments , both In shape and color , were tempting suggestions of the day. Mcsdames Morltz Meyer and Maurice Icscnthal gave ati elaborate card party on Thursday at the Metropolitan club , on which eccnslon sixty ladles devoted themselves to he fascinating game of high-five. The dec orations were In violet throughout and the receiving ladles and thnlr assistants In the lining room wore bunches of fie modest lowers In hair and bodice. The shades and candles wcro of 'tho ' same lovclj hue , and ho score cards were tied with violet rlb- > c s and bore bunches of the bl'ssoms. The table had a centerpiece of violets anil ho largo lamp a globe of the same color. These who assisted in the dining room wcro ho Misses Minnie Meyer , Viola Cahn , Hat- lo Rehfeld , Lena Rehfeld , Hanchcn Rehfeld , 'olack , May Heller , and Miss Roflcnthal of Jaltlmore , who Is the charming guest of drs. Ricspivthal. The flrs-t prize , a beautiful . .ouls XIV plnite , was won by Mrs. Geb- lardt , ithe secoml.a handsome fern -llsh , by Mrs. Morris Degan , and the third , a dahity candleholdcr , by Mrs. S. Katz. "XVi-iIilliiKH mid 13iiKiiKim < * iitN. The marriage of Mr. Walter W. Martin and Miss Anna Hansen was solemnized on Tues- lay , Dr. J. M. Wlleon offlciatlug. Mr. William H. Potts and Miss Rose Marie Dlndstrom were married .on Wednesday. The olTlcIating minister was Dr. J. M. Wilson. Mr. and Airs. Daniel linuni announce the engagement of 'their ' daughter , Sara Mar garet , to Mr. Fred James Hill of Chicago. The wedding of Mlsa Fay Wolff , daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. William Wolff , 103 South Twcnty-flfth avenue , will take place next Wednesday , February 22 , In Temple Slnal. Mr. Charles T. Lundcen and Miss Chrls- , Ina Hanson were united in marriage on Saturday evening , February 11. at the homo of the officiating minister , Rev. Charles W. Savidge. Mr. Chris Lund and Charlotte Peterson were married at the homo of the bride's parents , 1310 Plerco street , on Wednesday iftornocn , by the minister of the German Lutheran church. Mr. H. Bray acted as jest man and Miss Dura Pftemm1 was maid ot honor. The ceremony was followed by a banquet. Mr. Guy R. C. Reed and Miss May Banner , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Bon- ner , were united In marriage on Tuesday afternoon at itho residence of the bride's l > arents , 2524 Caldwell street , by Rev. Hubert C. Herring , pastor of the First Con gregational church. The ceremony was per formed in the presence of a large num ber of the relatives and friends ot both bride and groom. The marriage of Mr. Will Frank Gorke and Miss Katherlne Lewis was celebrated at the ICountzo Memorial Lutheran church on Wednesday afternoon , at 3 o'clock , in the presence of relatives and immediate friends only of the contracting parties. The b.rief but impressive ceremony was performed by llov. Groh of St. Mark's. Miss Chris tine Low-Is was maid of honor and Harry Hardw'lck best man. Immediately after the ceremony the wedding party adjourned to the future homo of Mr. and Mrs. Gerko , 514 South Thirtieth street , where an elegant collation awaited them. The happy pair left on the evening 'train ' for St. Louis and the south and will bo gone about three weeks. stopping at Now Orleans for the Mardl Graa festivities , from where they will pro ceed to Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Gerko will bo at homo to their friends after March 13. _ Movement ) * of Sooli-iy 1'rople. Mrs. T. M. Orr is visiting In Chicago. Miss Gertrude Clark returned on Thursday from Honolulu. Miss Gilbert has gone to Denver. While la Hint city slio will bo the guest ot Miss Maltland. Mrs. Hoybrock of ICountzo Place has gene to vUlt Sir. L. G. Heybrock , who Is in Washington. Mrs. T. P. Mahoney and 'her ' sister. Miss Ella Powers , went to Chicago yesterday for a visit ot ten. . days. Mr. and Mrs. Charlce F. Wollcr left yes terday afternoon for a trip * o Denver , Salt Lake City and the Pacltlc coast. Dr. H. A. Wortoy , who has been confined to his homo by sickness for the last three months , is able to be out again , Miss Ruth Weller has goao > to Mocon , Mo. , to spend a month with her grandmother , who Imu not been very well lnco the death of her husband two months ago. Mr. and Mrs. George Den ton will go to Plalnvlow , Minn. , during the coming week to attend the golden wedding of Mrs. Den- ton's parenta. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pomeroy , Judge and Mrs. Uaker have returned from their trip to California. Mrs. A. C. Troup left last week for Wash ington , D. C. , whcro she went to attend the Congress of the National Society of the Daughters ot the American Revolution , Which convenes In that city on February 20. Mrs. Troup will bo absent from Omaha for a month and will visit New York , Philadel phia and other eastern cities before return ing home. Out of Tim u Miss Farepaugh of Minneapolis is the guest of Miss McICenna. Mrs. Perry Allen ot Washington is the guest of her mother , Mrs. Sloan. Mrs , R. K. Wllhher of St. Joseph , Mo. , was In the city to attend the Gcrke-Lewls nuptials , Mrs. Paul Johnstons hns returned to Kan sas City after a short visit with her els- ter , Mrs , Alice Galbralth. Mr. and Mrs. C. W , Thompson of St. An thony , Idaho , spent Sunday with friends In Omaha , on ithc-lr way east , Miss Minnie Schull of Chicago , who I'ae ' been visiting relatives In this city , left for homo on Wednesday evening. Sirs , M. R. Llchtensteln and son , Samuel C , , are In the city this morning , the gueste of Mr. and Mra. William Wolff , -103 Sauth Twenty-fifth avenue. Miss Florence Thompson left for her home in Roston last week. Miss Thompson has been the iruest of her aunt , Mrs. Clalllu , for the last eight months. 03IAII.V G , I ) . Larlton ot Crescent , la. , was in town Friday. A number of the members of the Ladles' ' Aid society wcro entertained at the home of Mrs. R. W. Cowan Saturday nleht. Mr and Mrs. Cowan will soon leave for Cali fornia. Mr. and Mrs. William Lighten visited rcla- lives in Omaha Saturday. Miss Olllo Simpson of Iowa visited rela- Ives here Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Freeman Ayers and daughter visited with relatives In Omaha Friday. Mrs. Jennie Kindred and Mrs. Umma Hupp wcro visitors In Omaha Friday. Mrs. R. W. Cowan and her grandson , Robert Gallop , wcro Omaha visitors Sat urday. Miss Anna Arnoldl of Omaha visited with icr ulster , Mrs. William Pulte , Wednesday and Thursday. The Modern WooJmon ot America will glvo a mask ball t the City hall February 22 , and servo refreshments. Mrs. D. C. Hass of Omaha visited friends icro Thursday and attended the entertain- uent of the Woodman circle. Mrs. Frank Reynolds entertained a pnrty ot the members of the Christian Endeavor society at her homo Friday night. The members of the Christian church gave an oyster supper nt the city hall Friday night for the ibcnclll of their church. John Thlrtlo of Coffman , Neb. , visited 'rlcnds hero Thursday night and nttendsd the meeting of the Modern Woodmen of Vmerlca. M. J. Stanberry of Modale , la. , visited rlonds hero Friday and attended a meotlng of the Independent Order of Odd Fellowfl , of which ho Is a member. The Woodmen Circle gave an entertain ment at the City hall Tuesday night for ho benefit of the grove here. Mrs. Hughes , supreme guardian , ot the order , was present rom Omaha. lIlMINCIII. William Tlndell has been quite sick with .ho grip the last week. Mr. Hognn of Omaha spent last Sunday visiting with his sister , Mlsa Ruth Hogan. Air. and Mrs. Prltchard returned 10 their ionic last Friday evening after a few diiys visit with friends. Miss Alice Conklln left for Ashland , Neb. , ast Wednesday morning , where she will visit for some time with friends. Services will bo held nt the MothoJlst Episcopal church tojay at 11 a. m. , Sunday school nt 12 m. Rev. Bross , pastor. James Walsh and wife left for Linsoln last Tuesday morning t attend the legislature. Urs. Walsh returned -last Thursday oven- ng. ng.Tho The Ladles' Aid society met at Mie homo of Mrs. Samuel Flnlnyson Thursday after noon of last week. It will meet with Mrs. J. Klerna next Thursday afternoon. St. Valentino's day was celebrated In the public schools with a valentine box and the mplls spent a merry halt hour In receiving and sending the missives to their friends. Miss Mao Bonner of Omaha , who Is well oiown here , having visited frequently at the homo cf her sister , Mrs. William Ileckett , was married at her homo last Tuesday to Guy R. C. Read , an attorney of Omaha. Little trouble wns experienced In the hcat- ng of the public schools during the cold weather till last Monday , when the pupils were dismissed In the afternoon In ono ot the rooms upstairs , as it was Impossible to heat U sufficiently. Oil the Dontli gf Mr. Ilulloy. At a meeting of tbo North Omaha Social circle , Friday evening , February 17 , nt the residence of George C. Bassett , 1801 Blimey street , at which E. V. Smith acted as presi dent and William Latoy as secretary , the following resolutions were adopted : Whereas , It has seemed fitting to nn All- wise Providence to remove from our midst by death , Francis E. Bailey , a loved and honored friend , and member for twenty-five years of this North Omaha Social circle , Resolved , That In his death we have lost n faithful friend , who was always ready , with kind acts and good words. Resolved , That the heartfelt sympathy of we , his friends , be extended to his aflllctcd family. While wo lament our loss , wo bow In humble submission to the will of our heavenly Father. Mrs. A. C. Marks has purchased the dress making business of Airs H. C. Moses , 17th and Farnam. Tailoring a specialty , rieuso call before purchasing and I will assist in selecting materials and trimmings. PENSIONS KOll AVESTEIIX VETEH.VXS. SiirvlvnrH of the Civil AV'nr Ilcinciii- IiurtMl by tin * Government. WASHINGTON , Feb. IS. ( Special. ) The following western pensions have been granted : Issue of February 3. Nebraska : Original MIcheal Llcbhnrt , Marquette , $6. Reissue and Increase Rob ert Van Steenberg , Macon , $4 to $ G. Orig inal , widows , etc. Mary E. Salzman , Hast ings , $ S ; Alvlra Powers , Ponca , $ S. Iowa : Original Addlson S. Ruby. Knowl- ton , $6 ; Andrew Frank , Sergeant Bluffs , $8. Additional Archibald M. Brlnkerhoff. Gar- win , $4 to ? 8. Increase William H. Waller , Ellston , ? C to $12. Original , widows , etc. Elizabeth Story , Epworth , $ S ; Catherine Fowler , Hampton , $ S : minor of Frederick A. Jennings , Dunlap , $10. North Dakota : Original Sylvanus Smith , Glencoo. $8. Increase Charles Farrcl , Fargo , $ G 'to $8. Montana : Restoration and Increase Jacob Bertsonv Anaconda , JG to $14. Colorado : Renewal Samuel H. William son. Denver , JS. Wyoming : Original , widows , etc. Mar tha Units , Evanston , $ S ; Sallle A , Newell , Sheridan , $8. Issue of February 4. Nebraska : Additional John A. Larkln , Stockham , $6 to $8. Restoration and In crease Daniel W. Shafer , Liberty , $ G tc $ S. Increase John Krlahbaum , Roco , $ G to $8. Reissue William M. Ncal , Auburn , $24. Original , widows , etc. Minor of John F. Grlflln , Mankato , $14. Iowa : Original Jesse W. Divan , Storm Lake , $12 ; Michael McMnhon , Slassena , $ G ; Charles Messleh , Fort Dodge , $8. Addi tional William B. Strickland , Oilman , $2 tc JG. Renewal and reissue Eugene M. Fuller , Des Molncs , $ G. Increase Henry Cable , Grifiwold , $8 to $10 ; Sidney S. Olln , Clinton , $ G to $8 : John W. Schanlng , Fredonia , $6 to $12 ; Theodore G , Haag , Red Oak , $17 to $24. Reissue John B. Morris , Udell , $12. North Dakota : Original William S. Kin- yon , Homer , $8. Colorado : Original William R. Shelton ( dead ) , Ouray , $12. Original , widows , etc. Jcnnlo Shclton , Ouray , $8. ] lryim lit MlulilKiiu. ANN ARBOR , Mich. , Feb. 18. W. J Bryan lectured on "Imperialism" tonlghi before n audlenco of students , members ol the University of Michigan , faculty and cit izens , which taxed the capacity of the big university hall. Bryan went on to Detroli after the lecture and will spend Sunday at St. Clatr , the guest of ex-Congressman Jus tin R. Whiting , the late democratic candi date for governor of Michigan. VcNNt-lN C'lirrlcil Out to Sni BALTIMORE , Feb. 19. A special dispatch from Capo Charles , Va. , 1o the Herald says : Fifty oyster sloops and schooners have been carried out to sea by drifting Ice from Magothy's bay. It la believed many arc manned and the crews may suffer. Tugf will be sent to overhaul .the . vessels. Five bodlc-s , two whlto and dim > colored , floated nehoro on Smith's Island today. MUHlflllOtCN. . Next Thursday evening Mr. Keck will bavi an Invitation pupil's recital at his rooms. The fifth conversational organ recital al the First Mothodlst church today , beginning at 3.30 p. m. sharp. The leading musical event of tlio eeasor so far will doubtless bo the advent of Ma > Bcndlx and Jenny Osborne , who. with Mls > Jean Scott , pianist , and the Omaha coterh of Hlngers called the Madrigal club , will give a concert at the First Methodist church nexl Tuesday night. The muslo at the funeral of Don Lens was placed In the hands of Messrs. Gahm Potter and Kelly. The Madrigal quartet , with the exception of Roy Moore , sang twe numbers , Mr , Moore's place was token b > Mr , Stryker. Hans Albert and Charles Hlg- glns played violin solos. Mr , Kelly accom panied throughout , C. A. Jacobaun's annual birthday festlva ! will take place next Wednesday , Washing- ton's birthday , In Patterson hall. Adolf Ed- gren's new patented kltolln will bo heard foi the first time , played toy the inventor. Johr L. Webster will be the orator Mlss.Emmt Moeller , soprano ; Adolf Edgren , tenor ; C A. Jacobsen , bass ; Frederick von Psyche Rawcllffe , violinist ; Madame Merges , pianist The Jenny Llnd quartet , Frejo quintet anc ! Prof , William Henry In mental facultk-i will be feature * . EAT BEAVER SKINS AND DOGS llnril Slrnltn in Which 1'nrty of . \1iiNkiin l'rnNu | > clorn Arr lleiliu'cil In AvnlilliiK Stnr ntlon. SEVENTY-MILE RIVER , Alaska , Dec. 20. ( Via Seattle. Wash. , Feb. 18. ) Lee Talc , Julius Stornbory niul J. A. Hltclilo ot Mont real hnvo roturnctl here from ail unsuccessful effort to relieve a party of prospectors nt the head of Porcupine river. They were gene over six ucckaaml suffered semi-starvation , as they took provisions tor thirty days only. For six days they wcro practically without food. All tliclr mowshoe Inclngn and spare skins \\oro fed to 'their ' dogs. Hltohle , who led 'tho ' relief party , was n member of the party that was to bo rescued. It consisted of Rltidlc. U. A. Mcl'hc * of Winnipeg. Ray Moffatt of Pembroke. Ont. ; Phillip Rlllncau of Duluth and Aloe Holmes of Fresno , Cnl. They went In over the Edmonton route and last fall found themselves nt the headwaters of 'tho ' Porcupine river too late to descend In boats. Without a guide they started across the country to the Yukon , 200 mllce away. Holmes froro both feet at tne outset. Believing himself unable 'to ' continue the journey , ho decided to go Into camp at Fish Branch on the upper Porcupine and < truft to Betting enoupli salmon through n hole In the Ice to keep off starvation until help should como. Moffalt and Blllneau remained with Holmes. Hltchle and McPhee with four dogs pushed cti for relief. Five days later their food gave out and ithcy were reduced to the necessity of toasting five bcnvcr hides and eating them one after another. With the end ot ten , days they reached a cabin at the mouth of Dig Sheep creek , \Mioro they found Pnte and Stcrnborg. Pate , Stern- berg and Hltchlo started In a. few days to relieve HoluiCB and his companions with the result above stated. They found the camp of Fish nraoch. Moffntt had left a note saying that they had been unable to replenish their supply of game or flsh and fearing that as sistance mlRtit bo delayed In reaching them had decided to attempt the return trip to La Pierre house , sonio 200 miles down the Porcupine. Ritchie thinks they were able to make the trip though they started with BO llttlo food that they would have to eat some of'their ' dogs , of which they had three. MINING IN THE BLACK HILLS Lntcut New 11 from the Illeli Slliiorul in In "VVoNtcru South Dakota , DEADWOOD , S. D. , Feb. IS. ( Special. ) Another rich strike of gold ore has been made In the Strawberry gulch district , which Is situated about seven miles southeast ot Deadwood. This Is the camp In which the rich Gilt Edge mine Is located which Is prov ing to bo one of the best paying mines In the Black Hills. About the best strike of ore ever made In the camp was encountered this week on the Norwich claim , adjoining the Dakota Maid property , owned by Joe King and leased to Morrow , Shaw and assoclatca. The ore was found at the bottom of n twenty-foot shaft , which had been sunk in an old tunnel. The ore Is free-milling and the richest Is found In pockets. Ore from one of these pockets was brought to Deadwood - wood and assayed and when the returns were made known in the camp there was the greatest excitement. Should the lessees of the claim succeed in getting a ton of the rich ore It would bo worth $31,000. The samples brought Into Deadwood were almctl pure gold. Long pieces of the yellow stufl held the chunks of rocks together. A panful of the rich rock and gravel was taken oul at the time of the strike and washed oul and a string of gold w6rth $1.50 was ob tained. The ledge of ere is bolng opened up more thoroughly and it is now flvo feet wide and it has the appearance of being a true vertical. The general average ot the ledge matter , not Including the pockets ol rich ore , Is placed at $40 a ton , but the ad ditional values from the free-milling ere litho the pockets will bring the average of the entire ledge up very high. The strike In the Norwich Is as rich ai some of the .best . ore in the Holy Terroi of Keystone , in the southern hills. Semi of the ere in this inlno has been so rlcl that it has been necessary to Lave a guan to prevent the carrying off of the rich cst specimens. The best cleanup ever madi by the 10-stamp mill at the Holy Tcrroi mine is said to have been $70,000 in ecvei days , which Is $10,000 a day or $1,000 foi each stamp. The mill treats about flft ; tons of ere every twenty-four hours , wlilcl would make the value of the ere treatei in the seven days $200 n ton gold. Thl : record has never before been made In th < Black Hills. North of tbo Keystone Is the Bulltoi mine , which was at one time a great pro ducer of free-milling ore. It Is locatct on tbo Keystone belt of ere and had no We nro showing new tailor sprit ) } , ' suits for ladlos-a larger variety probably than shown by any house hi Oiunlia but nothing like tbo assortment wo will .sbow when tlio season opens- itiul it IH Known lo n certainty the styles that will bo adopted by ladles ol eastern cities. We are prepared to fur nish Hulls that are right , to thu best of our knowledge , to such custom ers who must have thoin now , but tc all wlio can wait we say , dun't ' be In a hurry , a pleasant day now and then don't bring spring any nearer. There's plenty of time yet and we'll show htylee later on that are not yet known.'t \ have always had styles not shown elsewhere In Omaha. . This season will prove no exception , and our prices will lo no more than other * a.slc for suit * made In less desirable styles of saint ! materials , Evening Waists Wo have a fev ( very choice sill dress waists Ir evening sbades- too delicate to bt displayed In utocl which wo will bi pleased to show U these luterestcd- tlzcs 31 , 36 and 31 only ono of a style , LiaCOFSElD tCLOAK&SUITCO , 1510 DOUGLAS STREET. trouble between the owners boon In the way the mlno would undoubtedly bo as Kooa a proposition today ns the Holy Ter ror. This property has been bonded to W. i ; . llymer and associates , who have also leased and bonded the Ingrain stamp mill In Keystone and the ere from the Uulllon will bo hauled to the mill and treated. The mammoth conccntratliiB plant which John IJarth ot Milwaukee has been building tills winter on Ilattla Creek , two miles north west ot Keystone , Is practically completed and the first ere will bo run through for a test In n few days. Real estate has greatly appreciated In value In Keystone In the last tow months. The townslto Is owned by I ) . H. Ingram of Spcarflsh and John S , Ocorgo and others of the Holy Terror company. There have been consid erable changes made In the last few weeks. Keystone la already the large * ! camp In the Southern Hills. It Is expected that work will commence on a largo scale by the Detroit & Deadwood syndicate on the Harrctt copper property , which was recently purchased for $125.- 000. The property Is located on City creek In the city limits of Deadwood. James I.awson , nt ono llmo state geologist of Mich igan , will arrive In Deadwood soon and will have charge ot the mining operations. It Is stated that a tunnel will 'bo ' run lower down In the gulch which will tap the ledge of copper some distance below the first drift. It Is expected that the copper value will greatly Increase with depth. AN to 'MnliufiuMtiriMl HillIINIINIII | ! > riKHCB , Neb. . Feb. II. To the Killtor of The Hoc : A somewhat remarkable letter , signed "A Member of the Legislature. ' tip- pears In The Heo of February H on the third page. The author refers to a Ute novelty ut llayward's nontatlonal camp.ilmi , "An en thusiasm bureau , opened , as ho snyn , at the llayward headquarters , last wci'is. If the author's statement la tiuo , hat the Hayward bureau only started last week It Is somewhat remarkable , several of the other candidates having had such bureaus In operation for the last month. Th3 imthor says : "I have received a number of 'these ' letters. " The fact thai he should receive them Is not halt so remarkable rs that ho does n t heed them. It Is a fact , wo think , vvllliln the knowl edge of everyone , except a few of our legislator later * , that at least four out ot Ivo of the rank and fllo of the ropubll"a i i-arty of Nebraska desire the election of Judge Hay- ward. ward.When When this member of legislature vho does not dare to sign his name u his cffu- nlon returns to the people ho will find that "tho Irresponsible people" now petitioning and writing will suddenly leap Into ptoml- nence. The vote of "Legislator" will then bo hard < to explain. Ho speaks of similar letters and i otl- tlons. emanating from nramt Army of the Kepubllc p ti ; say they Invl a limited attendance , and TO forth. IlemnrkKblo that ho Is In a position to know the i.ttend- anco ot each post. Hccrntly having befn present at n meeting of the VKirou poM , Orand Army of the Republic , wo know that all of the members < uo enthusbMlc llaj- ward men. Norfolk has a very lario ; Orand Army of the Republic post and wo arc In formed ils unanimous for Judge llayward. Wo think neither post 1ms petitioned , how ever , for his election. CHARLKS WORKKR , 1'Ierco Test , G. A. It. I'llllllllllM Oil It MlNKlltll , CIUCAC10 , Fob. IS. B. R. Herlos and M. Rivera , who came to thla country from the Philippine Islands to Join Agonclllo nt Wash ington passed through Chicago today for Montreal. The two travelers say they In I tend to continue the trip around the world and agitate the Insurgents' cause In the European countries and wherever they can obtain a hearing. Ornnt I.ONCN ( lni > Vote. SACHAMHNTO. Cal. . Feb. 18. The titty sixth ballot for United States HCtmtor , taken < vt noon today , rihowcd a less to Orant ot ona \oto , 'that of ( Ircitiwell , uho voted for Thomas It. IVard. There wfro no other chungcti. aiiMiMiipnlN of Oronii VeiNolM , Ft'li. IS. At New York Arrived Frledrlch del Orws. from llremen ; Mansdatn , from Rot- 'terdam. ' Sailed Ktrurla , for Bremen ; Spaanidaui , for Rotterdam ; Anchorla , foi Glasgow. At StiaiUi Arrived Inland , from No York , February 15. At Genoa Arrived Allcr , from New York , February 10. At Antwerp Sailed Frlcsland , for New York. At Havre Sailed Ln Normandle , for Now York. At Liverpool Sailed Umbrla , for New York. Arrived Lucania , from Now York. At Southampton Sailed St. Louis , foi New York. New Homeopathic Medicines , Wo l > pg to nnnounro that our I1OMEO- PATIIir DEPARTMENT , which wns ut terly demolished by tlr- January Ifi. has been entlrelv PEHIMLT and REFITTED and RESTORED , with a new and complete line of the celebrated remedies of BOEIUCKE & TAFEL of PHILADELPHIA. Wo nro nlso receiving- shipments of CORKS. VIALS. OLOHULES. POWDI3H PAPERS and Jill the sundries that go to ninko a complete HOMEOPATHIC All. MAM13NTAR1UM. Orders for physician * I or laity promptly executed. Sherman & McDonnell Drug Co. ITIII DoilKc Struct , Oinulia. Attention ! Monday , Feb. 20th we place on sale three carloads of Pianos slightly damaged by frost during the late cold snap while in transit from the east. Some of these instruments are just as good as new , the damage relates f to the case only. The actions are of standard makes and fully warranted. These pianos will be sold regardless of cost on easy payments and you will find it to your interest to inspect this stock and pick a genuine bargain. Steinway , Ivors & Pond , Vose ; Emerson , Steger , Sterling , Pease and Singer Pianos are as low as can be obtained on this continent. Those offered by other local concerns as new are from -1 to 7 years old , We will pay $1,000 in cash for a new ono furnished by them to be shipped direct from factory , with factory guarantee. New Pianos for Rent. / \ Instruments Tuned , Repaired and Exchanged. Telephone , 1625. er & Mueller , THE LEADING MONEY SAVING PIANO DEALERS. 1313 Farnam Street , Omaha , Neb. 9n ll. South 16th St. See the New Embroideries wo are giving for little money Prices 5c and up. 100 different styles of New Veilings Prices from 15 cents and up.