Capital city courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1893, February 15, 1890, Image 1

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Lincoln, Nichwasi-ca, Saturday, Pidiikuauy 1G, 160O.
I Voi G. No lO
II K Cnrnlvnl of
Nations at tlio op
era houso last Sat
unlny evening was
a rather inoro sat
isfactory entertain
inent than tlio or
(Unary homo talent
elTort. There woro
cute llttlu children
, to win our sympa
thies, attract I vu
girls to hold our
nduilratloii, piotty
costumes to plenso
our lovo of tlio spectaeulnr, n short program
reasonably well presented nnd no tedious
waits. Hut why should it have been called
n "Carnival of Nations?" There was an al
leged "Dutch ilauco" in which thu Dutchiuess
consisted, chletly, of twocopsnnd two pairs of
81ectaclf8 worn by two children. Now hjicc
tacles a ro no inoro Dutch than French, but u
Kiddy gusher in tlio sent bar'c of mo exclaim
ed: "How Dutchy those goggles nro I" That
shows bow absurdly general an Incorrect idea
may become. Several Dutch painter havo
nindo character studies of thu heads of old
men mid women and havo rcpioscntod them
us wearing glasses. Imuimcrnblu reproduc
tions of these pictures have given unthinking
Americans an impression that sjioctncles im
part a flavor of Dutchlnoss in representing a
tyio of Holland. When American artists
reach tlio stago of painting something besides
nude works to ornament bar-rooms they will
produce studies, and w hen they turn to man
for their subjects they will select old men be
cause of the character wrought into the faces
by tlio stress and storms of life, nnd when
they rnpresout old men they will necessarily
include tho indiseiisibIo spectacles to make
the plcturo accurate; that is, If we Americans
ever settlo down and comoso ourselves until
wo produce ft typo that will bo recognizable.
When tho Dutch come to glvo entertainments
portraying a typical American will they rep
resent him wearing siwctaclos nnd present
that to their audiences as a distinguishing na
tional characteristic? Supposo they clap a
slouch bat upon a youngster, stick a pistol in
his waist licit and present him as an Ameri
can tyje. Don't you think there ought tc
bo moreto him)
Then wo had a so-called "castonettodanco,"
probably with the idea of giving an iinpres
slon of something Spanish nbout tho program.
It was n pleasing novelty becausooxecuted by
a young Lincoln boy, but he used an Ingen
ious Yankee contrivance instead of castanets,
and a Spauiurd would not have recognized
tho dance without a label . Thero was n tam
bourine dauco In which tho participants were
supjioscd to represent gypsies, who aro of no
nation. Tlio rest of the program was Ameri
can enough.
Theso comments reflect not upon tho ef
forts of tho performers, but show how 111
fouuded tho title,,' Carnival of Nations." Tho
thing had to have a name, though, and its
godmother, like most maternal sponsors,
wanted a high-sounding title. These re
marks nro not Intended to be ill-naturod.
Thero Is so much pretension n writer for tlio
press is expected to ignore or gloss over that
ho must lie excused if feelings constantly re
pressed bubble over occasionally. Touchy
souls who regard newspaper commant that
which is not positively Hattcrlng as a iiorso
iittl attack inspired by spite, malice or mean
ness should bo thankful If a writer confine his
criticism to so imiierKonal and friendless u
thing as tho namoof nu entertainment. Poor
thing! its dcfcncelostjiioss, its innocent com
plicity are enough to make one ashamed wlulo
attacking it; but skulking behind it is n sham
which the lanco of common sense can reach
in no other way. It is a decided compliment
to the cntcrtalnmout that tho CouniKlt gives
it so much attention, tavorablo or otherwise
The program opened with a farce, "Poor
Pilllcoddy," K favorite with amateurs. The
burden of the dialogue fell upon Sir. C. Y.
Smith in tho titlo rolo, nnd, judged us nu am
ateur, he did exceedingly well. He made
something more of tho part than n walking,
talking stick. Ho conceived tho part as a
character study and carried out its ecullari
ties with consistency to tho end of the play.
Judged from a critical standard, he oveidld
his part. His speech was too snappy at times
to bo understood. The little cackle that did
duty as a laugh was bloodless, whllo "Pilll
coddy" was represented as an airectiouatu
follow, and there was too much St. Vitus
dance business. Miss Oakley was n surprise
to us in ".Mrs. Pilllcoddy," as slio was in the
"Peak Family" several weeks ago, liecauso wo
had no reason to look for dramatic ability in
her direction, -Mrs. Maxwell had a minor
part in the servant girl "Sarah," but, from n
critical stoiulpolnt, it fairly divided the hon
ors with Mr. Smith's work. Mrs. Maxwell
displayed a clear conception of what tho part
should lie, and she played tho soubrutto with
an Intelligence and an abandon that were de
licious in an amateur. Miss LHlibridgo had
so small a part it gaVo her llttlo opportunity
to display her quality. Poor Georgo Fores
man I Tho round of applause that greeted his
apieamnco "broke him all up," and thu
treacherous lines of tho dialogue slipped from
his memory. And of course you could nut
expect much expression from a fellow who
was floundering about In ft sea of anxious per
plexity trying to catch on to an elusive lino,
Tho audience rather took it as a good Joke
on Mr. Foresman, becuuso usually ho is bo
self-possessed and equal to all emergencies.
Among tho other numbers of the program
wero n grand march, a cotillon by Masters
Hadio Thompson, Willie Hizer, Hobt. Noonan
and Ralph Hathaway and Misses Gertie Ty
ler, Hose Lllllbiidge, Anna Hammond and
May Lilllbrldge; n Dutch dauco by Willie
Yates and Hoso LHlibridgo; u flower dauco
by Gertie Tyler, n ropo dance by Maud Tyler,
ft fancy waltz by Ferdlo Ithelaciidcr and An
na Hammond, a drummer dunce by Hose LH
libridgo, a custanet dance by Itobert Noonan
and a stacatto polka by Anna Hammond. The
children did very nicely and most of them
wero encored, A doll and a basket of flow
ers wero passed over tho footlights to
llttlo Gertie Tyler, and handsome floral com
pliments were also paid Maud Tyler and Rob
ert Noonan.
-i. " ivM
A (In ir it rill unit ttr,Miiitnt liv MfuxitM Wili-
ster, l'lanklln, Polk, Curtice, Winger, Sen-
cresi, jiniiiaiiu, iiammonii, aio mumo nun
Parish. Their gowns weio nindo of goods
pi inted with tho stars and stripes, they car
ried Hags and wore white Tain O'Shanters
and altogether they mailo a very bright, pret
ty picture.
Tho gem of the evening, however, was the
sword drill by Misses Oaklov, Mm quelle,
Hnttlu mid Carrie Inland, Lilllbrldge, Wilson,
Maud and llertlo llurr, Ilrown, Cow dry,
Hathaway and HooHr. If there is anything
inoro dashing than n pretty girl in a cadet
Pfili ti. ititiikli't. nnmii ti Kiltiil tit flu, iiiimutnf
..,. .v .... v ,u ........ ..v ..w ........ v.. ,M
and when twelve such giiiscometogethernnd
execute a military (trill tlio elleet Is lowildcr
lugly stunning. All of the young ladles woto
black gowns, cadet caps and black leather
sword belts. Whlto Quaker collars and white
gauntlet culls made an effective relief. Kach
of them carried a sword. Mi" Carrie Leland
was given the embarrassing honor of being
tho llrst to take lior place. It Is a trying
thing for a novlcu to stmt at thu rear of the
stago and walk forward to thu footlights,
facing tho audience; but Miss Iceland (lid it
without an apnarent tremor, gave a beauti
ful sword saluto, inado a flue wheel and
marched to her place, all with ndiulrnhlo com
posure nntl In perfect tliuo to the music. Most
of thu young ladles betrayed thelreinbariass
inent by shortening the sweep of tlio swciil
In tho saluto or making the wheel too hurried
ly ard thus getting slightly out of step with
tho muslu at the supreme momcnt.MissesMar
quottu and Oakluy share with Miss Leland tho
honor of making n perfect eutrancu. The
drilling consisted of marching single and
double fllo, by fours and in company front, of
right and left wheels and of salutes. To say
that tho drill was perfect would bo fulsome
flattery and untrue. It may lie said truthful
ly that it was woll done for the amount of
training the young ladles had. It w as one of
tho most fetching homo-talent efforts that the
writer has uvcr seen. What a flno exhibition
tho girls could glvo if they would continue
their tralng, learn more intricate movements,
and do them with the precision that plenty of
drilling would bring.
Tho same young ladles closed tho program
with a tambourine dance. They woro gypsy
costumes, each one exei clsing hur own tasta
o-s to colors and details, and tho eirect, partic
ularly in the glow of the ml fires, was lieauti
fill. "Hulllo Hooper is a dieaml" exclaimed
one enthusiastic yonng man. "Chic Urown
is a symphony!" echoed another1 And so the
comments run down thul'nuof Our Hoys in
tlio front row.
Our Boys, by the way, wero a conspicuous
feature of tho evening. They filled tho front
row of the parquet its entire length, and a
spaco of empty seat between them and tho
rest of tho audleneo brought them out In Ixild
prominence. They emphasized their good
will with a clap, clap, clopclopclop of tho
hands, all together, that startled tho echoes
of the old houso and stirred the other sjiecta
tors to their own pitch of enthusiasm. For
tho young ladles In the sword drill Our Hoys
displayed thole interest with tho heartiest kind
of au encore.
Modesty is n peculiar thing, but It gots
mixed up with Prudery so often that it is
rather confusing. In n ball room a fashion
able woman may dl-play as much of her bust
as sho please, but her feet must bo hid. At a
summer bathing resort sho will carefully con
ceol her nock, shoulders and arms, but her
limbs may bo oxjiosod to tho knuu without
impropriety. Souio umatours mistake prud
ery for modesty, and tor fear of displaying
their ankles and a bit of hosiery thoy repre
sent a servant girl In a trained gown. Mrs.
Maxwell had the courage and tho good sense
not to make that dramatic blunder, and the
mines in uio gypsy dauco also throw prudery
to tho winds. As n departure from an absurd,
finicky conventionality it;was quite refreshing.
In tho gypsy diuico the participants scored
another point In appropriateness by letting
their back hair hong down over their shoul
ders. It wus the proper thing to do, but it
must havo taken a genius to persuade tho
young ladles to It. On second thought tho
wuuiiiKii is or mo oiiinion that tho Lincoln
girl has a great deal more common senso than
tho average of hor ssx, nnd that will itecount
lor many things that otherwise might bo mar
veled at.
PllII.Al)Kl.I'IIlA, Feb. 4.
Tho world wags on, time Hies, tho great
and prosperous west continues its onward
march of grind achievement and glorious
work of Improvement in every sphere, whllo
hero in the east, tlte seat of American inde
pendence, wo note scurcely a change that has
taken place within tho Inst decade. Philadel
phia, the homo of tho honored friend, Wil
liam Penn, tho place whcio independence was
llrst proclaimed to tho nation, and tho scene
of so much patriotism and enterprise in tho
lust century, today has tho unenviable repu
tation of being probably tho slowest and
most easy going of thu great cities. Houses
that wero erected In Georgo Washington's
days aro yet in their prime, and tho Im
provements in dwelling houses in most of tho
residence dlsti let are meagre; in fact to such
a degree that former inhabitants tall to ob
serve ft change except in the northwest part
of the city, where many lino buildings are
being erected. 'Tis a fact, howover, that
during tho hut ten years many new dwell
ings have been erected, but thoy aro almost
exactly of tho same old architecture as of
Phlladelphlans nro, however, always alive
to argue their own ioInbi in favor of tho
Quuker City, and about thu first thing thoy
call attention to Is "our ginud public build
ing" at Hroad and Market sheets. Then tho
visitor's rosxnso is, that if the west wasto
put up a building like that it would have
something to show fur thu several millions in
vested and the many years of labor, Aside
from this, Fairmont Park U another gi eat
attraction, nnd is, in fact, thu finest natural
park in America,
The streets in general aro no comparison to
oven our Lincoln thoroughfares. Ho much
of tho ancient cobble stono paving yet covets
the streets that nearly iour-llfths of the city
are covered w Ith this rough and rocky sur
face These stones seldom remain long In
the places wheru they aro set, mid then thu
street Is soon in a rough condition. Very
often tho stones Wcomo M-nltcrcd, causing
mud mid cobblo stouei to mingle, to thu dis
comfort of thu driving public.
Then in tho matter ofsticet inllways, thu
Heading teimlual ( mpiiny has long sought
connection with thu busy centers by au ele
vated line, and the popular sentiment Is In
favor of ix'i milling thu work to go on, while
on thu other baud tlio houdlcrs of the other
side have been fighting thuiucnsuto ery
strongly for two years past. This would
glvo the city an "L" roiul from Glcuu owl
aenuu tn Market Htiet, which Is from Ger
mautown (a suburb) to thu heart of tho city,
a distance of nbout eight mile.
The water question Is another problem that
now agitates the city press, and a reform Is
looked for in tho near future. In fact, the
Kmiuiirr under Its nblo new management,
has done much in thu case, and like a warrior
In thu Held has taken a considerable stand In
municipal ull'ulrs generally Thu Kiujiiirrr
in days gone by was liku Its birthplace, but
since its transfer to pi ourcsslvu hands It has
been doing glent things for itself and Its
constituency. Allelght page morning pacrs
heretofore have Iwen sold for two cunts,
which has generally been considered thu bot
tom of prices. Thu iii(;i(i'irr astonished the
natives recently by announcing a reduction
In prlcu to one cent. This has given thu
pa tor a decided boom and created the talk of
noWKpaHr circles. It Is doing commendable
work and tho progicsslvo element nro uttered
deserved ciicnurnge'r.cut.
Yet with all Its faults, thero Is much to ad
mire in Philadelphia, especially nsn residence
city. It is a quiet city of comfortuhlu homes,
with a class of people that nro as hospitable
as they aro unlike Chicago and Now York.
Wo do not hear of a blood curdling iilftilr
uvery hour of tho duv, but find Instead, a
chaiitable, orderly and law abiding frater
nity. Of course, they arc, perhaiis, a llttlo
too conservative, yet, better that than au en
trcme state of nirolrs to thu contrary. In al
most every home you find a feeling tht it Is
of Itself, a regard for thu welfare of Its own
clrclo. Theateis aro well patronized, all sorts
of sKrts find ninplo encouragement, and
sound enterprise finds sulllciciit backing, but
Phlladelphlans are not noted much at risk.
A numlier of Lincoln's theatrical favorites
are row ploying here. Among them are
"Tho King's Fool" nt tho Chestnut street
oM-ra house; Stuart Robsoti In his new play,
"The Arrant Knave," at thu Chestnut street
theater; Modjoska-Hooth company, Monroe
& Rice's "Aunt Hrldget," nnd others, nil do
ing immense business.
Lou W.
It Is a pleasure to aiinouucu that Mr. S. J.
Odell is about to reopen his dining room on a
scale of excellence leyond anything ho has
hitherto attempted. Ho has secured his old
quarters, which wero constructed especially
for his use, and they havo gone through a
thorough refitting. Tho dining room has
been painted and generally refurnished, the
rooms upstalm havo been refurbished and
decorated and steam has lieeu placed In all
Odell has had tho largest and most conven
ient dining room In tho city. It has alwaj -.
dotiu the largest business, and was ono of tho
institutions of thu city. It has furnished
good meals at reasonable prices, and tho ser
vice has been prompt and attentive. Under
tho now conditions the old record will not bo
sustained merely, but Increased conveniences
will lie furnished tho public. For Instance,
the meal hours will Im extended to accomo
date all. Hrcakfast will lie served from 0:!W
to 0 a. in. Dinner may bo had from 11:!(0 n.
m. to 'J p. m., which will meet tho needs of
clerks nnd business men who must dine either
very early or very late. Supper will run
from !:'M to 8 p. in.
Mr. Odell announces that ho will bo open nt
noon tomorrow to receive his old customers.
mid hundreds who have tried and praised his
buuiiay dinners will no iloulit Improve the
opportunity to get another. It promises to
bo a happy family reunion, and tho happiest
person of all will bo Mi . Odell as ho welcomes
back with n genial smile his old guests.
Mr. W. If. Haldridge, druggist, Escondldo,
California, says: "Chaml)erlain's Cough
Remedy is tho liest selling medicine I handle.
In fact I sell more of it than nil other cough
medicines combined. Kveryono who has
used It sHaks In glowing terms of it efficien
cy." For salo by A. L. Shinier, druggist.
i:, Iliir, Noun anil Th rout Specialist.
Dr. Charles K. Spahr, No. 1LM5 O st. Con
sultations in English and German.
Teeth Treated unci Illicit.
Dr. R. C. Trogden, Dentist, '-"JS South 11 th
street, over Elite Studio. Telephone IIK). aj
poiiitments made by telephone.
If you wont flno enrresonduiico stationery
rememlHT that tho CoimiKU olllco carries a
largo line, Including novelties.
Wedding suppers, 111110111-8 and banquets of
all kinds are provided by Hrown in tho best
stylo and on short notice.
Show Cases 1'nr Sale,
Sovernl counter show coses of several sizes
all for sale cheap at tho CoimiKU olllco. Call
and see them. Prices will suit.;
I.t-ssons In I'uliitlnj;,
SIlss Clair Link has returned and opened a
class in Oil, Water Colora, Pastel and tho
Royal Worcester china painting nt her studio,
UlX) K street. Terms and particulars fur
nished on application ,
Desk H00111 and Otllces,
In our now counting room which Is cnrjK't
ed with body brussels and otherwise hand
somely furnished, we have built 11 neat rail
ing, giving room for two offices, or desk
room, which wo will lent leasonably to tho
right parties. Olllces kept clean, heated, and
use of telephone given. Apply ut office.
Wessel Printing Co.
"Courier" Hullding, llitt mi N St.
Adams, Lansing & Scott, attorneys, rooms
20, aiumisa. UttuHlock.
Uulick's bread Js full weight.
"Capt. Hwiffdruwa small house Monday
livening. Thu company was strong, but thu
star's utfivtisl pronunciation hccmiiu dlscour
ngiugly monotonous. Tho piny alsmuds in
Intense situations, but ends gloomily.
Sol Smith Russel and "A Poor Relation"
filled Funko's Tuesday night. Ill fact good
standing room was at a premium. Audience
and star wero on good terms with each other,
and when Mr. Russell was called bofoio tho
curtain he made good his part of thu mutual
admiration society Inn neat llttlu speech. In
(ideutally he motion bid forfuturupotronngc
by announcing 11 now play written by Dion
Ilouclcaiilt. In thu llrst two acts of thu ploy
Sol Smith gives us 11 delicious mlxturo of tin
mor and pathos, but his drollery gets lost hi
the third act ninong too many distracting vll
lalnlcH ami spoonlngs by other parties.
Corlnnu and a big company (qieiied a three
night stand at Funke'H Thursday evening to
n ci muled house. The play vos"Arcodlo,"
an oHratlc burlesque In two acts. It Is re
plete with puns and funny sayings and serves
to keep an audience In good humor nil
through thu play. All soils of iiumiiis nie re
Kiitultoto Introduce elfeets that nro novel,
oen lothu extent of 11 living pig, which In
thu llrst act Is modi) the occasion of a law
suit mid of quite a funny court-room scene,
nnd Incidentally tho subject of a sutlro on the
Jury system. The star Is C01 liine, more ma
tured thou last season. Shu ploys thu part of
Tiiin-Tom, the Scotch plcr's son. She Is
culled upon to do consldeiablo dancing and
singing, and all through thu burlesque she Is
thu cent 1 ill figure. Allium; other things, file
dances a Scotch swot il and hilt dance to thu
accompaniment of 11 genuine Scotch bag
pipe. .Many of her songs and dances were
rapturously applauded, and the llttlo actress
established herself as a favorite. In siectoc
ular cirects the lost act excelled tho llrst, the
transformation scenu and the glittering Amo
zon inarch King particularly bright, "Ar
cadia" will Imj given again this afternoon and
"A Tin Soldier," one of Hoyt's farce come
dies, will Isi given at Funke's opera house
Monday evening. Tint Cleveland YdiuiiViiiVr
says: "Mr. Hoyt colls 'A Tin Soldier,' for
Instance, 1111 'invasion of tho drama,' 'an un
assuming oirort to present a few character
sketches In 1111 amusing form,' There Is a sort
of plot to connect or Introduce tho ef
forts of merriment, but after one leaves tho
theater with sides aching from laughter ho
1 ememhers nothing of the story, though hu
has a Vivid recollection of Rats' antics and
'nerve,' of tho tyranny of 'thu help,' of which
Violet Is chief and appropriately designated
as 'a domestic earthquake,' and of tho gro
tesque behavior of tho 'sanitary engineer.'
Llko its fellows, 'A Tin Soldier' Is designed
solely to make 1111 audleneo laugh and it ac
complishes its mission most thoroughly. Ixiuls
Wesley was very clover us Itnto, Paul Dresser
was excellent as Vilas Canby, tho plumlier;
Miss St. Georgo Hussoy was capital as Violet;
Miss Fanny Hloodgood was a satisfactory
Patsy, and thu other members of tho compa
ny were capable."
Charles 15. Vomer will present "Sliamus
O'Hrlen" at Funko's Thursdoy evening. The
Hostou dlolx' soys: Tho first ap)iearanco of
C. K. Verner In his romoiitlo historical ploy,
"Sliamus O'Hrlen," wns the occasion of draw
ing one of thu largest audiences that over as
sembled In tho Howard. From tho time that
Air. Verner, tho hero of tho play, llrst appear
ed on the stago until tlio curtain dropissl on
tho last net tho sympathies of the audience
were with him. His clover acting showed
that tho commendation that he received In
other cities was wol deserved. His witticisms
wero tho causo of much hilarity. Hlsslngliig
was 0110 of yho pleasant features of tho even
ing. Miss htathoriiii) Walsh as Mary Donogh
more, modo one of tho hits of tho evening.
Carl Smith as Leslie McMurrough and W. H.
Cahlil as Shodroeh O'Fliin, as the villains of
ot tho ploy, received numerous hisses, which
showed that their ort royal of their re-ec-ti
o characters woro excellent.
"Texas Hill," the cowlxiy pianist, and ft
strong specialty company on both stages kept
large audiences delighted each day this week,
notwithstanding tho strong counter attrac
tions. "Hill" oxecutos some really wonderful
movements on tho piano, such ns playing
blindfolded, with tho use of a lead pencil and
so veral other odd means, and the marvelous
part of his iwrformaiico Is that hoeonnot read
a note or lino of music, but plays entirely by
ear. Next follows Carrol tho magician, on a
little stago upstair, in 11 neat exhibition of
legerdemoln; Jennie Carrol in vocal selections
(she does nut slug "McOlnty"), and after
Freddie Troynor's clog dance we go down
stairs, where in tho theotorluin wo see Miss
Sylvester In a neat bicycle turn, Hall mid
Richie in "Silence nnd Fun," mid the euU-st
of tiny tots, Dot and Valentine, ogod four mid
six, In o charming llttlo song and dance.
Grant and Williams then close tho show with
a plantation scene in which they Introduco n
catchy song and dance.
Next week will bring ono of the biggest
bills ever presented. Most curious of nil will
lx) Holla tho half woman, who has been au
object of Interest to many thousands. Then
thero will bo Slgnor and Slgnorn Acaris, who
glvo a remarkable exhibition of throwing
knives, tomahawks, etc These jieoplo are
natives of Huenos Ayres, South Aiuerica.ond
their feat is sold to be without a duplicate.
The sister stands against a Imard whllo thu
brother throws his sharp Implement so as
just to miss her llesh as thoy stick In the
board and make 11 fringe to her form. Then
there will M a gyjisy bund, Driiininond &
Slehlo ill "Scenes III a Hlaeksinlth Sim,, " in.
tiisluelMg au anvil chorus; Hello Wellington,
tho only female contortionist, and Aggio
Suiniiiervlllu, tho singer.
Nebraska's Daisy Is coming You can all
seo the Llttlu Queen of the Desert. Her rec
ommendations tiro tho medals sho wears, won
in county, district, Uate and nation. Ncbrns-
I She fateful day when youthful hearts I
ire lifted by loves taper: -w-
hen maidens play
nd lovers nimbly caper.
Hhe fateful day
re mostly made
kn sent "Our Daisy" to Chicago to contest
with 11 class of champion elocutionists, the
very select from inoro thnn thirty thousand
orntors of thu United States. "Our Darling
Daisy" swept the platter, swuyed thu multi
tude with her magic siwcr and won the llrst
nnd only diamond prize for the glory of Nu
hraska. Thu vast audience assembled there
gave threo cheers for Nebraska. Daisy fore
told tho winning number with a request that
it might Ihj given her, but on lsiug re I used
her choice anil compellul to cost lots for thu
mysterious number seven, Daisy, with n mys
tic motion of her baud, drew the prophetic
seven, and "Number Seven Daisy" did win
the "Sparkling Diamond" for Nebraska, unto
whoso iHHjplo tho entire nation lrnws with rn
spect, acknowledging our superior talent and
culture. Alrcadyolhcrpooploarolooklng for
homes in our couutry,whcro Daisies are grown
so successfully.
Thu Capitol City eoplu should, for tho state
of Nebraska, show tholr appreciation for tho
excellence of ono of our own native girls, and
at least not fall below thn othor towns In Ne
braska mid fill to the utmost thu largest hall
In Lincoln 011 tlio evening of tho 'J 1st of Feb
ruary, MX), 7:!K) p. in. Daisy will lie In thn
Capital City Feb. Ill, WJand'Jl, and on next
Friday evening will glvoonuof herliilmltnblo
entertainment. Thn pluco will buounounecd
In thu dollies.
Tho homo of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Foster,
0110 of tho most hospitable in tho capital city.
was thrown oen lastevenlug too largo iwirty
of their friends, mostly married eople, Tho
entertainment at this homo Is always warm
hearted, and useless ceremony Is uotnllowed
to luterfeio with its warmth. Tho gathering
was a valentine card party, and among tho
appropriate incidents wns the use of valen
tines for score cords. Following were thu
friends Invited to what was bound to Isjn
delightful oirolr: Messrs olid Mesdomes
O. W. Webster, Geo. Clark, W. H. Wolcott,
K. K. Huydon, N. C. Hroek, C. W. Marti in,
F. L. Sheldon, A. S. Raymond, John Zoh
rung, N. W. Hrown, Win. Leonard, Phcls
Payne, K. P. Holmes, II. II. Patrick, Geo. H.
Ijuio, Kd. Kwlng, O. R. Oakley, S. M. Ashby,
W. K. Kirker, Mosou Gregg, A. J. Huck
Btotr, A. W. Jonseii, A. (J. Heeson. S. H.
Hiirinhnm, Geo. Cook, C. S. Lipplncott, A.
C. Zelmer, W. R. Dennis, J . D. .McForhmd,
J. H. Hanloy, 8. II. Nlslwt, J. Greene, W. S.
Ijttu, R. A. Perry, R. II. Oakley, Frank
Hall, W. H. McArthur, K. 0. Rowlck and J.
II. MeMurtry, Mrs. I. Putnam, Misses A.
Saunders, Minnie Warwick, Minnie Ijittu
and Clara Funko, Messrs. II. J. Walsh, Aaron
lluckstoll, Henry Manslleld and A. II. Ijiw.
On Monday evening Mr. mid Mrs. Foster
will entertain a conqwiny of young people at
u phantom party,
Tho sixth York eparty was held at Temple
hall last night There was a larger atten
dance thou usual. Several out-of-town visi
tors and all thu university members were
present. Tho program contained fouiteen
dances and music was furnished by the Phil
harmonic 01 chestra astei liv Miss Wil-
loughby. Those expected to Imj present were;
I Misses Klflo Mclutyru of Hastings. Ix-nl Dew
1 and Addle Russell of Tecuiiiseh, Dunphy of
1 Grand Island, Covert of Ci etc, A cry . Hun
'cher, Hinford, IM'iie, Goylord, Morgan,
I Mason, Freeman, Naomi Weaver, Cora
, Weaver, Pound, Scott, Kirker, Ada Hier
jwlrth. Huydoo Hlerwirth, Klllo Hiiudley,
jVlvynn Hallett, Lizzie. Honnell, Tibbies,
Messrs. MeCloskey Gillespie, Peery, Ooodcll,
I Clark, Shannon, SeyUiit, Coh, Hallett,
' Heoton, Hale, Fi ow, Cos ert. Criincer. linker.
Camp, Teasdule, Johnson, Clark, KlmMl,
Will Phillips, John Phillips, Hrudley, Hin
ford, Rigger, Joyce, Iove.
Gov. and Mrs. Thayer held their first re
1 ' I
when cupid darts
of paper
ception Wednesday evening, Tho capltol
was brilliantly Illuminated from end to end
nnd from top to bottom. Mor.y hundreds of
citizens called to pay their respects and re
ceived n kindly, cordial greeting. The govern
or and his lady received In the executivo
chambers, and wero assisted by several stato
officers and their wives. Musla was provided
by tho Unlveislty band, who generously vol
unteered tholr services. At half-past nino
tho company adjourned to Representative hall
for a short program of dancing, Gov, and
Mrs. Thayer lend thu grand march, which
was followed by n quadrille. In the latter
Miss Hannah Thorubiirn wns honored by be
ing selected as tho governor's partner. All
entered Into thu spirit of tho hour and had an
onjoyahlo time.
The Stato Hoard of Pharmacy met In Lin
coln last Wednesday. Mr. J, K. Rlggsof tho
Into firm of ICemiord & Rlggs Is a meinlier ot
tho examining board, mid Mrs. Rlggs com
plimented Ids colleagues in that body by en
tertaining them at n U'ii In thu evening. Tho
company Included Messrs. Henry D. Iloyd of
Grand Island, James Reed of Nebinsko City,
Max Hecht of Omaha mid Henry 00k of
Red Cloud; also Hon. T. P. lveuuaid or Lin
coln. After o delightful social time at thu
Rlggs home tho party adjourned, by special
Invitation, to tho state houso to attend tho
reception of Governor and Mrs. Thayer.
Miss Kathorlno R. Ilalrd was married Wed
nesday morning to Mr. O, 11. Davison of Des
Mollies. Tho bride is a daughter of Capt.
mid Mrs-. C. W. Ilalrd mid a sister of Mrs. A.
S. Raymond. Tho wedding took place at tho
hitter's home, '1 ho ceremony was performed
by Rev. F. S. Stein in tho presence of rela
tives and a fow intimate friends, ilrldo and
groom took tho afternoon train for their Des
Moines homo.
Tho tell-talo solitaire haa mado Its apjiear
once, and tho CouitiKU vlolates'no confidence
now In announcing tho engagement of Miss
Lulu Grunlnger of Omaha and Mr. Rolwrt S.
Mcintosh, tho Lincoln leprescntativo of Meo
gaii & Harding, merchandise brokeisof Oma
ha and Kansas City.
R. M. Joyce, late of Mayer Hros., has taken
a iMltlou with Tychsen & Leland, and will
transform himself into a knight of tho grip.
Ho will bo In for Saturday evening's soiree
of Our Hoys, and at the next ono will bo call
ed on for u now douce he !un been practicing
The first annual bull of tho Mail Carriers'
association was lield.otTvmplu hall Wednesday
night. About sixty couples ntteudedand had
11 good time. The profits go to a relief fund
ior me I'Miciuot. tlio carriers, mid a hand
some sum ws realized.
Mr. mid Mrs. Frank Sheldon left Tuesday
to accomnuuv Mr. S.'s father to Florida.
They will also visit Cuba, and may return by
way 01 jionireai in liie spring.
A foimcr Lincoln ladv now- livim? in Omn.
ha says tho Klrmess being held In that city is
not nearly as mrgo or interesting as tho Cap
ital City undertaking.
The youni; ladles of tho liii'h-ilvo elub renell
tho Insinuation Unit they organized In self-
ileieuso because tho boys had formed a stag
Mrs. K. K. Hoyden gave a valentine party
for her little ones yesterday afternoon and
Dr. Hoover nnd family are entertaining
Mrs. J. S. Glover and daughter, of Water
loo, Iowa.
Tho Kast Lincoln Social club wero enter
tained lost night by Mr. t.nd Mrs. M, W.
Mrs. C. M. Cutter and children aro visit
fug at Columbus, Ohio.
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