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fJ THE COURIER b I . ire The week's most notable event was the dancing party given by Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Thompson last evening. It was a large party, and one of the most thoroughly enjoyable of the season. There was very little else in society of 27 general interest; the week has been on the whole, very quiet The Thompson party and the large parties announced for next week and the week following have rescued the spring season from what might have been an oppressive dullness. After these there will be very little doing until the time for out-of-door amusements. The definite announcement in last week's Cockier of the engagement of Miss Ruby Jones to Professor Mars land corroborated a report that has been in circulation some months. Miss Jones is a very attractive girl, whose many accomplishments are well known. In her comparatively short residence in Lincoln she has enjoyed much popularity. Professor Mareland having re sided in Lincoln up to about a year ago, when he severed his con nection with the high school to rccept the professorship of chemistry at the Belmont school in California, is widely known here. He is regarded as a particularly promising young man, as he has in the few years since his graduation from the University of Nebraska achieved marked distinction in his chosen work. It is understood that the wedding will be celebrated within the next few months. Mrs. O. B. Howell has been in Omaha thiB week attending the grand opera at Boyd's. Mrs. D. B. Cropsey and Mrs. C. M. Eeefer returned Monday from California. Mr. W. F. Kelley left Monday for Cincinnati. Mrs. Wells and daughters, of Cincinnati, who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Lippincott this winter, expect to return home in a few days. The engagement of Mr. Henry Mayer and Miss Gertrude Schweitzer, of San Francisco, is announced. Miss Katherine Wadsworth, of Council Bluffs, formerly of this city, made her debut in grand opera in Omaha last evening, appear in "Ernani." Tuesday afternoon the members of the ladies' clubs of this city were invited to the residence of Mrs. J. H. Canfield. The occasion being a discussion of W. T. Stead's book "If Christ Came to Chi cago," by Miss Phoebe Elliott. There was a more or less general expression of opinion. Mrs. Will Green read .uowell's poem which Stead declares was his inspiration for "It Christ Came to Chicago." The World-Herald says "a Lincoln lady" has engaged a box for the Omaha Elks minBtrel show at the Boyd's next Tuesday evening. Miss Pearl Ross, of Hannibal, Mo., is the guest of Mrs. D. E. Thompson. The dancing party given last evening by Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Thompson for Miss Ross, of Hannibal. Mo., was a large and brilliant affair. It was one of the prettiest dances given this winter. Mrs. A. Bruce Coffroth has returned from a pleasant visit in Omaha. Next vzek the most important event will be the dancing party to be driven by the Misses Clark at the Lincoln hotel, Friday evening. There was a very pleasant dancing party at the Lansing Wednes day evening given by an informal dancing club that has met at private residences during the winter. Those present were: Mr. and H-a. a H. Imhoff, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Dawes, Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Burnhani, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Perry, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Yates, Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Gere, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Nance, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Will Green, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wright. Mrs. C. H. Morrill, Mrs. White, Mrs. Robinson', Mrs. A. B. Clark, Miss Lulu Clark, Miss Bertie Clark, Mr. E. Phimmer, '-r Mr. Fred Plummer, Mr. Frank M. Cook, Mr. D. G. Wing, Mr. C. A. , Hnna, lieutenant J, J. Pershing, Mr. Will Raymond, Miss Sarah Harris, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Harley, Miss Dora parley, Miss Nance, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Buckstaff, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Ogden, Mr. ard Mrs. Carl Funke, Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Nisaley. Tnesday evening Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Buckstaff gave a very delight ful dancing party. The latter part of the evening fourteen couple danced the cotillion, which was led by Lieutenant Townley with his usual precision and elegance. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Imhoff, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Lippincott, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wright, Mrs. Robinaon and Mrs. White, of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ewing, Mr. and Mrs. Will Green, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. P. Holmes, Lieutenant and Mrs. R. H. Townley, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Yates, Mr. and Mrs. Sutton, Miss Wells, Miss Harris, Mr. Hanna, Mr. Cook. Mr. Ward McAllister has written a screed entitled "Society as it Used to Be,'' and which is largely made up of his more or less inter esting personal reminiscences of New York society in earlier days with comments on the social laws of nature, racing for social honors, learning how to live, and a close discussion of the question of whether we are a plutocracy, with an allusion to the different social sets in New York. The article, says a new York contemporary, is one of the least turgid and disjointed and one of the best written and most interesting that Mr. McAllister has yet produced. It will be read with awe by the "climbers," and with despair by the men and women of comparatively limited means but unbounded social ambition; particularly the summing-up sentence: "It would require an extraordinarily clever person who should make his way to the top round of the modern social ladder without means." This melancholy truth is everywhere confessed: Slow rises worth by poverty depressed. SOCIETY I!T OMAHA. On Saturday and Sunday of last week the officers at Ft. Omaha were not allowed to leave the reservation for fear of an emergency arising from the proximity to Omaha of General Kelley's army. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wheeler, Jr., chaperoned a small party to Cal houn on Arbor day. ' Today one batallkm of the Second infantry will march from Ft. Omaha to the Bellevue rifle range, where they will be in camp for about a month. Captain F. E. Nye, who is to relieve Major Samuel Cushing as chief commissary officer of this department, arrived in Omaha Wednesday, and is at the Paxton. Miss Nye accompanied her father. It has just leaked out here that Miss Mabel Eaton, who is now starring in "La Belle Russe" has been married for some time to her property man, Mr. Robinson. The Cocbieb begs to say to the World-Herald that the play of "Dr.JekyllandMr.Hyde"was dramatized by Mr. T. Russell Sulli van of Boston, and not by Mr. A. C. Gunter, as was stated in its col umns a day or two ago. Mrs. Charles A. Booth will leave Monday for Jefferson barracks, Mo where she will be the guest of her brother, Lieutenant John Lockwood, Fourth cavalry. Miss Dundy has had as her guest during the past ween Mrs. Crapsey, of Chicago. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Herbert (nee Lemist) at New York, a son. Mrs. Moore, of Sioux City, who has been the guest of Judge and Mrs. Woolworth, left for her home Thursday. In the next issue of Harper's Weekly will appear "My Bunkey" the third story of Lieutenant Thomas H. Wilson of Ft. Omaha, ac cepted by that paper. Miss Pumpbrey, of Memphis, Tenn.. is the guest of Mrs. William Tupper Wyican. Mrs. Lyman Richardsop left for Maryland on Wednesday to' be absent a month. Miss Dewey is expected from Denver today. Mrs. Lininger entertained at luncheon on Tuesday. Mr. William Butterworth, of Mbline, 111., son of the Hon. Ben Butterworth, was the guest of Mr. Charles Clapp over Sunday. Mrs. Watson, who has been royally feted during her visit in Omaha, was the guest of honor at the following delightful functions: Mon- A r - r i-e f '.3 V?