Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 05, 1888, Page 3, Image 3

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Mrs. Hitchcock's .Fancy Dross Ball
a Grand Affair.
Tli6 t The
Ijcnp Year I'nrly Ilnrker
Hold Noeliil Ksincrnlda
Club-Chit Clint.
Uclow li given a comitlcto record of the
events occurring In thi-f world of Oiaidm
society !
* *
Mns. G. M. HITCHCOCK pnvo n fancy
ilrcBB party at her clepint home on Thursday
evening in honor of Miss Aliny , of Suit Luke
City. The nffulr was a imtublo oao from the
fact that BO many iniigiilllccnl toilets have
never before been teen ut nay party given in
this city. The several parlors were draped
in yarled colored satins with a profusion of
flowers artistically arranged. The fair
hostess nnd her guest received together.
The former took the character of Mar
guerite and looked very charming In u simple
cown of white trimmed with light blue.
Bhc wore her hair in two IHIIR braids.
Miss Almy , as a Hoinun maiden , donned a
a gown that was n.-cullarly becoming. It
Wan of white and the IOOBO flowing garb was
fashioned nftcr the best of ancient patterns.
She also wore a magnificent diamond neck
Among those present together with the
character they represented wort ! the follow
ing : Mr. Hitchcock , Charles I. ; Mr. llurk-
ley , Louis VI. ; Mr. Hedge , Klchcliou ; Mrs.
Garneau , the lirido ; Mr. Gurneau , Corin
thian boatmun : Miss Carr , fisher maiden ;
Mr. Wilbur , artist : Mrs. Squires , "Llbby"aad
Mrs. Estubrook , Mrs. GlllloryMss ; ! Uridgcs ,
TltaniaDr. . Hrldgvs , court jester ; Mrs.
Chase , Prisellla ; Mrs. Piiterson , mermaid ;
Mr. Piitorson , Hamlet ; Mrs , llrlght and Miss
Lake , sunflowers ; Mr. Berlin , courtier ; Mr.
Duel , tobogganer ; Mr. Carey. Turk ; Mr.
Harvey , Louis XVI ; Mr. Gaylord , Faust ;
Mr. Hrcckcnridirc , Gypsy Huron : Mrs. Brad
ford uml Miss Tin-all , Gypsies ; Miss Moore ,
KatoGrceiiway Mrs. S. Dumly , Xln/ara ;
Miss Lulu Uundy , Daughter of the Uefe'i-
Among the others present , all of whom
were elegant costumes , wcro the following :
Mrs. Gaylord , Miss Halcombc , Miss Hlshop ,
Mrs. Hetllck , Miss Shears , Mis. Irvine. Miss
Walker , Miss Pluiiimer , Mrs. Higgmson ,
Mrs. Harvey , Miss Kennedy , Mrs. Kennedy ,
Mr.McMlllan , Mr. Heed , Mrs. Fuiikhauser ,
Lieutenant Green , Mrs. Wheeler , Mrs.
Keller , Mr. and Mrs. Grcenhuw. Mr. Heed ,
Miss Young , of Salt Luke City , Mr. and Mrs.
White , Mr. Funkhousur , Mr. Chuse , Mr
Dana T buyer , Mr. Kecd , Mr. McCague , Mr.
Domic. Supper was served up-stuirs , and
was followed by the cotillion led by Mr. Mc
Millan , In which several novel figures wuro
TIIK srMi'TTousi.Y furnished parlors of the
Deutsche club presented u brilliant scene
lust Thursday. The occasion was the annual
ball and banu.nct and the various rooms pre
sented an unusually handsome appearance.
All of the chandeliers were hung with smllax
and flowers while the mantels were bunked
with roses. Wherever u place could bo
found for plants or blossom they were there
In rich profusion. Theio were nearly two
hundred couples present. The costumes of
the ladies were very rich indeed , and most
of the gentlemen were full evening dress.
At 10 o'clock the supper , or more properly
speaking , an elaborate lunch was served in
the dancing hall. On the rostrum , uiul
screened from the guuntH by a huge hudgo of
ruro flowing plants , was u largo corps of the
Musical Union orchestra. Caterer Kosen-
inund had fairly outdoao himself and the
tables presented a magnificent appearance.
He had spared no cxpcnso in Iho purchase of
flowers and three huge boquots wcro placed
on each of the sixteen tables. Mr. Hosen-
iiunid also showed what wonderful things
could be done with the napkins , which under
Ills able direction assumed iiumy unique ) and
Imndsomo shapes. A largo corps of waiters
attended to the wants of the guests. Follow
ing was the
Austcrn. Sellcrie.
Xunpo In Gcloe. Schlnken , glaclrt.
Gehroselto Paslctchcn mil gruncn Erbscn.
Hahncr Mayoiialse. Hummer-Salat.
Truthuhn mil Prcisxel-Uceren.
Olivcn. Gurkea.
Kuso. Kuchon. Nusso.
Wines were also served ami were of the
finest brands. The untieing began at about
II o'clock and was continued until daylight.
The music was simply gratul and was thor
oughly enjoyed by all. Among these present
were the following : Mr. and Mrs. J. P.
Lunt and daughter , Mr. und Mrs. J.
Huumer , Mr. and Mrs. U. 13ruehooiel ,
Mr. and Mrs. Marchncr , Mr. and Mrs. L.
Kyfert , Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Meyer , Mr. and
Mrs. E. Silbcrstein , Mr. and Mrs. H. Mont-
fery , Mr. and Mrs. S. Kimlskopf , Mr. anil
Mrs. Martin Calm , Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Win-
mers , Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles Hurmcister , Mr.
nnd Mrs. H. J. Meyer and daughter , Mr. and
Mrs. H. Jobst , Mr. and Mrs. D. ICcmper , Mr.
and Mrs. Peycko , Mr. nnd Mrs. Engermunn ,
Mr. nnd Mrs. C. H. Schmidt and daughter ,
Mr. and Msr. F. G. Urlan , Mr. and Mrs. Calm ,
Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone , Mr. and Mrs. George
Tzsehuek , Mr. and Mrs. H. IVschtick , Mr.
nnd Mrs. A. L. Meyer and Mr. and Mrs. L.
TUP , OIUSD ciuiiiTV HALT. , which takes
place at the exposition hall next Tuesday
( ivcnlng , should bo a grand financial success.
The leading ladles of the city uro interested
nnd ho who possesses wealth , or even means
that will pcrunt the oxi > cndltura of$5 , should
respond to the cull of the ladles who uro imm-
oging the affair.
Do you know the object to which the pro
ceeds will be devoted <
For fear you do not let us tcl > you.
It Is one of the grandest objects over con
ceived by mortal. It will not only foster in
dependence to the ixwerty stricken women of
Omaha , but will relieve from their mi mis n
greater burden than ls borne by their physi
cal exertions to maintain their homes.
It is proposed to erect a building where
women who are obliged to "work out" can
leave their babes or llttlo ones during the
day. Coaipctent nurses will bo in charge
and the poor woman whoso bur
den is heavy enough can bo
relieved of the annoyance of
caring for her offspring. The ground on
which the building Is to bo erected Ims al
ready been donated , and the architect firm
of Mcadiessohn ft Laurie have volunteered
their services to draw the plans and superin
tend the work. It Is desired to erect a build
ing to cost fS.CKX ) to * 10OtX ) , The following
Indies have given their undivided attention
to the grand work : Mrs. Koimtzo , Mrs.
Kimball , Mrs. Wool worth , Mrs. Mercer , Mrs.
Henry , Mrs. Hurton , Mrs. Hcllman , Mrs.
Copcland , Mrs. Patrick , Mrs. Nye , Mrs.
Crook , Mrs. Council , Mrs. Holdrego , Mrs.
Dundy , Mrs. Woolworth , Mrs. Crook ,
Mrs. Popplcton , Mrs. Groff , Mrs.
Pratt , Mrs. Council , Mrs. Stephens , Mrs.
Uyroa lived , Mrs. Lewis Heed , Mrs. Caldwell -
well , Mrs. Hurton , Mrs. Allen , Mrs. Howard
Smith , Mrs. Joseph Hurker , Mrs. W. H. Mil-
Do you know what it is to "work out I' '
"With fingers weary and worn ,
With eyelids heavy and red ;
A woman sat In unwomanly rugs
Plying her ncndlo nnd thread.
Stitch , stitch , stitch.
In poverty , hunger and dirt ,
And still with a voice of dolorous pitch ,
Would that Its tone could reach the rich ,
She sang the song of the shirt. "
Sometimes the weary woman grows weary
f life , nnd before her eyes appears the
shroud and all the dread paraphernalia of
death. Then she muses thus :
"But why do I talk of death ,
That phantom of grisly form ,
I hardly fear his terrible shape ,
H.Beem8 so like my own ;
It seems BO llko my own
Because of the fusts I keep
Oh Godl That bread should be so dear
And flesh and blood so cheap. "
Tomas Hood touched the tcnderest chords
In the human heart and the BKK trusts that
the suffering women of Omaha will receive
the support of the thousands of wealthy citi
zens within her boundaries.
TUB lanv EM runes of N. B. Falconer
gave a most delightful leap year party Wed
nesday evening to the gentlemen who entcr-
tulued them a few evenlups before. The
Muslin and Cambric Underwear
And Embroideries.
This lot embraces every artlclo of Ladles' Undergarments known to the trade , nro of the latest and most approved shapes , are warranted perfect
In fit , and are made with flat foiled soruna and look stltohod , elegantly and tastefully trimmed with Torchon Modicio and Valloncionnes Laces , flno
Cambric and Hamburg Embroideries , Introducing now Ideas in combining Tucks , BufHos , Embroideries , Laces , Etc.
Notwithstanding the recent marked advance in all kinds of cotton goods , which will In a short tlmo compel an advance in prices , wcfchuU at this
sale , offer those goods at last year's prices , whlch.mado ours the most popular house on Muslin Underwear in Omaha.
Wo will place on sale MONDAY MORNING , our first importation of Embroideries , direct from one of the largest and most renowned manufactur
ers in St. Gall and Herlsaw , Switzerland , comprising :
New Hamburg Embroideries , in all widths.
New Cambric Embroideries , in all widths.
New Cambric Embroidered Sets , in various widths to match.
New Nainsook Embroideries , in all widths.
New Nainsook Embroidered Sets , in various widths to match.
New Swiss Embroideries , in all widths.
New Swiss Embroidered Sets , in various widths to match-
New 45 inch Embroidered Swiss and Nainsook Skirtings. *
These Embroideries were selected by us last April , with the greatest of care. After having looked through the lines of all the importing houses
reprosenteo in this country , and were made to our special order. Wo offer thorn to the public with every confidence , as being the most complete lino'
shown west of Chicago , not only as regards patterns , finish and quality of material , but what is the most important of all is the extremely low prices
at which wo shall offer them.
Wo have just received a very large assortment of Torchon Medlcod Sanmyrna Laces , which we will place on sale Monday Morning , at our usual
popular prices.
Corner Dodge and 15th Streets.
ladles exhibited no little success in making
the affair one of the most perfect possible ,
and In "gallantly" particularly distinguished
themselves toward their partners. At the
close of the eighth number on the dancing
programme , Mr. William Iloss , utUrcd in full
Highland costume entertained the guests
with the "Highland Fling. " Miss Muggio
E. Hoylo followed with the ballad entitled
"Sea und Shore , " which she sang In so line
a manner us to provoke an encore to which
she responded and rendered "Old Folks ut
Home. " An elegant supper was then an
nounced. There were many dainty dishes ,
but that which caused the most interest was
a lurgo leap year cake In which was con
cealed u gold ring. Mr. A. G. Buchanan was
the lucky one who received the piece con-
tuiiiiiiK It , and if all popular traditions are
not erroneous the chances an : but why go
into particulars. Dancing was continued
until late. Among those present were :
J. U. Cowie nnd wife , A. Buchanan , C. A.
Yost and wife , W. D. Davidson , Miss Mollm
Hcelan , George Hess , Miss Eva Morse.E. ,
Guiister , Miss Annie Sullivan , J. H. HfggniB ,
Miss Maggie Urailon , William Spence , Miss
Nellie Heel.ui , Frank Bowers , Miss Euph
Bowie , .lohn Bowie , Miss O. Brandies , F. L.
Mandlovo. Miss Florenc'o Grosgroth , U. F.
Booten , Miss Emma Myers. W. Norris , Chris
Peterson , Miss Sadie Kothholz , Miss Grace
Goodlctt , .lohn Kurkquit , Nellie HollhiKS-
woith , D. A. Kobinson , Miss Blanche Fru-
zier , J. W. William. F. W. Jones and wife ,
S. C. Harris and wife , G. A. Wilrox , Frank
Stundish , Miss Lillie Minnette , George Nor
ris , A. McKenzie , Mrs. Jones , Miss Kate Lid-
dell , James Trail , Orof Hanson , Alex Mil-
liney and Victor Munecko.
Tun cum gave Its fourth party
last Wednesday evening at German la hall.
It was n most enjoyable affair and everyone
present said they wcro delighted. Among
these present wcro : Misses Sexaner , Me-
Kcnim , Benson , Congdon , Drcxol , Kyan ,
Lcland , Steinhouser , Fntcher , Edwards ,
Scott , Stelley , Allenspaugh , Shlpman , E.
Brandt , M. Brandt and Fitznerald , und Mrs.
Bcebo nnd Mrs. Hyan. Messrs. Drexel ,
Bowers.Bnlch , McKcnna , Vauglmn , Wheeler ,
McMullon , Chupin. Jefferics , Allan , Tanner ,
Begley , Beebo , Mocller. Goodman , Baker ,
Buchman. Brodbeck , Kurbaugh , Philbin ,
Wakeflcld , McCoy and Schlenk.
The next parly will be Kiven Monday even
ing , February 13.
THE YOUXO ladles of the Sacred Heart Con
vent , Park Place , held another one of their
pleasant literary entertainments on last
Tuesday evening when the Shnkcspearo-
Bacou controversy occupied the attention of
the talented students. It was considered un
der the following heads :
Origin of the Controversy Miss Dcllono
Hamlet's Noto-Book Miss Nash
An Ai > elegy for ShaUspearo..Miss W. Lowe
The Shakspeare Myth Miss N. Gray
The Authorship of Shakspearo..Miss Gregg
Bacon's Proinus Miss Stenhenson
Bacon's Heal Work Miss C. Kubcock
The following choice musical selections
were introduced between the several literary
subjects :
Overture "MaRio Fluto" Mozart
Misses McNumara and Kinslcr , Ida
Puudt and MeSlmue.
"Adelaide" Vocal Solo Beethoven
Miss C. Habcock.
"Khapsodlo Honproiso" No. 13 Piano
Solo Liszt
Miss Dellono.
"Hope" Vocal Trio Hossini
Misses Nash , Gregg und C. Bnbeok.
"Andante and March" Instrumental
Duo Faust
Harp , Miss Nash. Piano , Miss Dcllono.
"I Know u Bank" Voeal Duo Horn
Misses Dellone and C. Babcock.
"Norma" Instrumental Duo Bellini
Harp , Miss W. Lowe. Piano , Miss Gregg.
"Sleigh Kido" Chorus White
Misses P. Lowe , J. Gregg , M. Uegan ,
E. Gibbon , E. Jones , M : Lemon ,
E. Crelghton. M. Keel
nnd N. MuNamura.
Tun BSTEIITAIXMEST to bo given February
13 and 14 at the First Congregational church
nnd which is to bo culled the festival of the
season , promises to bo a most elegant affair.
The different booths will bo presided over by
the following ladies : Mosdamcs Leavltt
Burnham , G. A. Hoagland , P. F. Igoc , G. M.
Hitchcock , William Fleming. Clark Woodman -
man , H. H. Bright , T. C. Brunncr , G. I.
Gilbert , C. A. Harvey , E. B. Branch , Dr.
Sprugue. This it Is well to remember takes
place in the lurgo parlors of the First Con
gregational church February 13 and 14. Mr.
Clark Woodman very kindly assisted the
ladies in arranging the plan for the booths ,
work upon which has already been begun.
. Tnr. SEVENTH annual ball of the Omaha
Uricklayvrs' Protective and Benevolent union
occurred last night at Exiiosltiou hall. There
wcro about IfiO couples present when the
grand march was culled at il o'clock. It was u
icorgeous procession and presented a brilliant
spectacle. Leo Frost , president of the union ,
and his wife were m the lead.
Dancing was kept up until a late hour this
morning , there being twenty-eight numbers
on the programme. From 11 o'clock until
1:80 ! ! : n grand supper was served on the upper
floor of the hull , where the tables wcro pre
pared to accommodate 235 people. It was one
of the most successful nnd best attended balls
ever given by the Bricklayers1 union. The
net proceeds of the ball will go to the school
teachers' fund. *
The programme for dancing was well got
ten up and was something novel.
ONE nuxnur.n attended the party
given by the Purnell social club at the A.
O. H. hall , Wednesday evening. The ball
was a most enjoyable one nnd is said to have
been the pi easantcst of the scries. The pro
gramme comprised twenty numbers and the
last cotillion was not called until nearly It
o'clock. Mr. W. F. Ormsby was master of
ceremonies , Messrs. J. T. Fitzmorris and T.
J. Conwa.v constituted the committee of ar
rangements. The reception committee com
prised Messrs. J. F. Price , W. H. Franklin ,
J. T. Fitzmorris nnd Louis Connolly. The
floor committee was : Messrs. J. J. Lloyd ,
Morris Cain , John Kervan and S. E. Collins.
# *
Miss LIZ/IK KUIKK was tendered n sur
prise party Wednesday evening at her
father's handsome residence , I'M North
Eighteenth street. Miss Lizzie was not at
homo when the gay party arrived. When
she returned she was for a moment struck
dumb with amazement for her friends had
tnkcn possession of the house and when she
entered a flno orchestra begun playing. All
the guests were in full evening costume ,
the toilets of the Indies bo more than hand
some. At midnight un elegant supper was
partaken of. The festivities continued until
nearly 3 o'clock n. m. Miss Knbce is a most
charming young hostess and bus ninny
THE HAKKKU SOCIAL ci.un gave another
soirco on Wednesday evening in the hand
some dancing hall of the Barker hotel.
Twenty couples belonging to the club , nnd nil
guests of that famous hostelry , together with
ten invited couples , were present. The
Musical Union orchestra furnished the music
and dancing was continued until nearly 2
o'clock. The toilets of the ladies were un
usually handsome. Supper was served in the
spacious dining room under the personal
supervision of Mr. Halch , Jr. Mr. S. A.
Purco tilled the responsible position of
prompter to the satisfaction of all.
Chit Chat.
Mr. Leo Stephens is in California.
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Babcock nro in St.
Miss Clnra Walsh , of Lincoln , Is visiting
Miss Miller.
Miss Emma Balback has returned homo
from Chicago.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Ira P. HIgby have a bran
new daughter.
Mrs. Wendell licnson and daughter are
visiting in Chicago.
On Monday evening Dr. Cannon enter
tained the Whist club.
Colonel and Mrs. Eddy , are attending the
Ice carnival at St. Paul.
Mr. Charles Suundcrs Is expected homo
during the present week.
A hop will be given by officers at Fort
Omuhu to morrow evening.
Miss Nellie Hall gave a party to her old
friend , Mr. Morris Hall , ou Wednesday
Mr. Morris Hall , formerly of this city , but
now a resident of Boston , is visiting his par
ents here.
Miss Lilu Alexander will give a party to
her muny friends on the evening of St. Val
entines day.
The ladies of All SainU church will clvo a
basket soohiblo at the residence Judge Dundy
next Thursday evening , .
Mr. Frank Moore , a former schoolmate ot
Mr. K. C. Barton , is visiting the latter. Mr.
Moore resides In St. Louis.
General and Mrs. Cook were serenaded
Thursday evening at the Paxton. A largo
number of Invited guests wcro present.
Colonel and Mrs. Henry gave a dinner
party at the Paxton oh Friday to Mr , and
Mrs. J. N. H. Patrick and Mr. U , W. Pat
Miss Wakely gave a very elegant party at
her home , tier North Nineteenth street , last
night , in honor of her friend und > gucst , Miss
Thrall. ,
The fifth nnnual'bull of the Omaha division ,
No. 18.1 , Brotherhood of Ix > c6niptlve Engi
neers , will bo given Thursday ut Masonic
hall. The affair will be a notabld bne , as no
expense has been spared. The invitations
arc simply bcnutiful and a first-class time
may bo expected.
The ladies of the reception committee at
the charity bull are requested to meet their
chairman at the Paxton to-morrow morning
ut 10 o'clock.
On Friday Mrs. Kountzo entertained the
following guests at dinner : General nnd
Mrs. Crook , General and Mrs. Breck , Judge
nnd Mrs. Cowin , Mr. and Mrs. Joe Barker ,
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. H. Patrick , Colonel ami
Mrs. Henry , Colonel and Mrs. Hall , Mr. nnd
Mrs. Lynuin Kichardson.
Mr. Thomas A. Berry , of St. Joseph , at
tended the Deutsche club ball on Thursday
evening. Mr. Berry is one of the best and
most favorably known young men in the
Queen city and has many friends in Omaha.
He is a'lincal descendant of one of the oldest
and most aristocratic families in the south ,
and not only that , ho is one of the most pol
ished gentlemen wo have over known. Ho
was the guest of Mr. Charles Metz.
Miss Addle Colby , one of St. Joseph's most
charming daughters , was in the city last
week the guest of friends. Miss Colby re
turned homo on Friday , und ills whispered
that n very fashionable wed
ding will soon take pluco in
her native city , and that she will bo more
interested than any one else unless it bo a
prominent young gentleman who occupies a
prominent position with the Hock Island
railroad company.
Items of Interest to the Various
Secret OrilorH.
SrKCi.u , nmiEits No. 0 , from brigade head
quarters K. of P. , culling u meeting of the
officers and sir knights of the Omaha regi
ment K. of P. was issued on the 1st. This
meeting will bo at the armory on the 35th
inst. ut 8:10 : o'clock p. in. A large attendance
is expected as business of much importance
Is to be transacted.
GKNEUAI , ounnus No ! * ! ! ! , headquarters U.
H. K. of P. by General Carnahnn proscribes
the style of uniform for chaplains of regi
ments and brigades and is in keeping with
the elegant uniforms of the officers of the U.
U. K. of P.
THE KNIOIITS op Pi THUS' ball for the 22d
will bo a grand success. A largo number of
tickets have already been disposed of.
Every knight should turn out and bring his
friends and help to make it u success in
every respect.
Jens HOFOCSANO , the proprietor of ahand-
seine hotel and saloon In Railroad avenue and
Market street , opposite the Eriodcpot in Paterson -
erson , died yesterday morning of enlarge
ment of the heart. The following circum
stance is related as a remote causa of his
trouble : About seven weeks ago ho took his
third degree in Humboldt lodge of Free Ma
sons. The worshipful master , Samuel Kind ,
Is an enthusiast 14 the order and one of the
finest German workers In the state. Ho was
making the ccrenfeny'iiartlcularly impressive
for Mr. HofgesanK oi > th on account of his
being a man of superior Intelligence and be
cause ho had prepared a collation for the
members of the ladgojaftcr the closing.
At the end of the first partof the ceremony
of the third degreeo Mr. Hofgesung retired
to the ante-room In eotapnny with.his guides ,
nnd was prcparedfov | Iho last part'of the cer
emonial. Ho appeared to bo much agitated.
Ho said that ho fijlt ve/y sick , nnd asked how
much longer th * ceremony would last. Ho
was assured that ft w s almost through , and
was encouraged 'riot to be excited , us all the
others hud pusscoTthrOugh the same ordeal
without harm. Itv apparent that ho was
sick , but ho stood > the rdcul with fortitude ,
and soon he was I raised to the degree of
Master Mason. At Ufa end of the ceremony
ho was so prostrated , that ho was unable to
accompany the brethren to the supi > er ho had
ordered , and while others were having a good
time ut his expense ho was in his bed. Ho
has never been well since that night. Ho has
been troubled with fits of prostration and
feelings of weakness about * his heart , und al
though ho has been about u great dcul of the
tlmo ho has been far from well. A day or
two ago ho took to his bed.
There was an unusually large attendance
at the regular meeting of United council , No.
1,035 , American Legion of Honor , at a recent
meeting In Now York , und many of the best
known actors and act'csscs of the city were
present. The cause was that Miss HOBO
Coghlan , tbo actress , was to be initiated into
the mysteries of the order of the Legion of
Honor , an ordeal which she went through
without flinching. Uuited council 1,035'is
composed largely of actors and actresses , arid
nearly every stock company In this'city , with' ,
many { raveling organizations , U represented
in its membership , which is the largest of
any council in the order. A social dispensa
tion of the Supreme council permits it to hold
its meetings on Sunday afternoons in order
to accommodate the theatrical profession ,
nnd the meetings nro always of a nature to
invite second attendance.
Tinioraii THE efforts of Colonel H. F.
Downs , of the Seventh regiment , Uniform
Hank Knights of Pythias , Governor John M.
Thuyer has requested the recommendation of
two officers of the uniform rank to be sent
him for npiwintmcnt on his staff
to represent the rank ; ono to bo
selected from each regiment. The
niimo of Captain Charles P. Ncedham has
been sent in by Colonel Thomas Burrell to
represent the Omaha Second regiment. The
first regiment has suggested the niimo of
Lieutenant E. H. Sizor. Governor Tlmyor
has taken the initiative In the recognition of
this powerful organization.
CAPTAIN W. S. Srr.xcnn has been commis
sioned major and aide do cnuip on the stuff of
Brigadier General W. L. Dayton , Uniform
Hunk Knights of Pythias. Major Spencer is
known by every Knight of Pythias in Ne
braska. It Is unnecessary to say that this
promotion Is deserved , for all who know W.
S. Spencer know that , any duty ho under
takes will bo discharged by him to the fullest
A Call for Organization.
To the Editor of the BRK : I wish to call
attention to the necessity of organization.
Let the republicans of every precinct organ
ize a republican club. When that has been
accomplished there will bo found substantial
subjects for discussion. The republican
party is u party of principles. There are live
Issues which should bo thoroughly discussed.
Because wo nrc strong In Nebraska Is no ex
cuse for apathy. The transportation ques
tion , the tariff question , the prohibition ques
tion , the national bank question , the surplus ,
all are questions that the republicans of Ne
braska should thoroughly canvass and de
cide upon , lor the issues will soon bo made
up and the verdict at the polls in November
will be determined by the thinking men of
the day. What better opportunity can wo
wish than the free dlscussslon of all political
questions In the republican clubs ? Nebraska
should step to the front as one of the stalwart
republican states. Her influence should bo
felt in the republican ranks nnd acknowl
edged by the leaders of the party throughout
the country. Inattention will not receive at
tention. Slothfulncss will not receive un In
crease. Well-wishes without labor will not
return a reward.
Therefore , I earnestly ask the republicans
all over the state to club together and send
to mo immediately the name and address of
every club organized.
Let us see what can be done by this boom
ing young commonwealth during the next
eight months. Gio. : D. MEIKI.EJOHN ,
Chairman Republican State Central Com
How Sunset Cox Fooled Ills Wife When
Ho Wished to Go Out.
Washington Corrcspondonco Chicago
Herald : Sunset Cox has been a quarter
of n century in the lower hogso of con
gress , und in his time has been a little
wild and needed more fun and excite
ment than his own witticisms nnd the
debate in the house afforded him. But
be has changed his habits in this rc-
8 ] > ect und is taking much better care of
his health than ho used to do. Cox mar
ried 11 comely woman with u handsome
fortune , and never likes to do anything
to dlsplctibu her. Ho has no children ,
and is wrapped up in those domestic re
lations which his wife alone affords him.
But ho used to want to hnvo a good time ,
iiway from the restraining influences of
domestic mutters , nbout once a week.
"Cox used to get out of bis by
a very novel and character excuse , '
said ono of his old chums to-day. "When
he intended to make u nfght of it ho
would invariably go homo at an curly
hour , dress himself in his slippers and
smoking coat , crawl well down into a
comfortable chair , read to hib wife and
congratulate himself in audible tones
on his ability to got away from the cares
of public life. Ho generally expressed
himself as not feeling tlr&t rutu and
crawled into bed before 11 o'clock.
About midnight the crowd , down
at the club who were to enjoy the
society of . the 'funny Btutebinati
ItnMior ilootp , for Men , Women , lloyn ,
MIKSCB and Children Men's Jtuh-
licrs OUc , Women's Hubborn iI7c ,
MU cV Heel Iltitibora UUc. Child-
ron's Heel Hnt > l > ern iiilci
Mon's Rubber Boots , good quality ,
$2.46 , worth $3.OO. .
Men's Light Rubber Boots , finest
quality , $2.86 worth $3.5O.
Moil's Imitation Snndnl Rubbers ,
best quality OOo , worth 76c.
Mon's Self Adjusting Sandal Rub
bers , best quality 76c , worth OOo.
Women's Light Rubber Boots fin
est quality , $1.7O , worth $2.OO.
Women's Croquet Sandal Rubbers ,
good quality , 27o.
Light Jersey Rubbers , flno quality ,
6Oc worth 76o.
Boys' rubber boots , good quality ,
$1.96 , worth $2.26.
Boy's light rubber boots , finest
quality , $2.45 , worth $3.OO.
Boy's imitation sandal rubbers , 40c ,
worth 60c.
Misses' light rubber boots , finest
quality , $1.47 , worth $1.76.
Misses' croquet sandal rubbers ,
good , 23c , worth 3Oc.
Children's rubber boots , finest qual
ity , $1.19 , worth $1.6O.
Children's imitation sandal rubbers ,
22c , worth 30c.
Kelley , Stiger & Co. ,
Dodge and 16th Street.
as per nrrnngemont , would send a dele
gate to COX'H residence. He would raj )
gently on 'ho door , and the statesman
would complain bitterly at being dis
turbed , although ho had been resting
with one eye open and his mind bent on
the good time in waiting. He generally
felt too badly to go to the door and Mrs.
Cox would kindly consent to go herself.
The delegate from the crowd always
were a very serious look , and spoke in a
tone of great imixirtunce and apprehen
sion , lie would tell Mrs. Cox that there
was a caucus on bund at which her hus
band was to preside. lie always depre
cated the fact that the business of the
caucus could not proceed unless her hus
band was there , us no ono could conduct
the proceedings without the information
ho carried in his head. Cox would first
hear this statement and would groan
like a boy who has gorged himself with
June apples. When Mrs. Cox returned
to the bed and informed him of what
was wanted ho appeared to bo in the
grcutobt agony , and would threaten to
resign his place in congress , if this
thing is kept up. Then he would go to
the door with Mrs. Cox and beg like a
peed follow to bo lot off. But iho mes
senger would bo immovable , and would
declare that his absence from the caucus
would entail untold inconveniences.
Then Cox would dress himself , and in
going out of the house would express
considerable discomfiture in suppressing
his laughter over the accomplished
manner in which the scheme was
worked.Vhen ho returned to the
lipuso in time for breakfast next day ,
cis prolonged absence would always bo
on account of the lateness of the hour at
which the caucus adjourned nnd his dis
like to awaken the good housewife. "
A Voice From the Went.
Milwaukee Sentinel : Mr. Charles
Dudley Warner muncs the astounding
statement that people of the cast do not
understand western people , and are dis
posed to regard them as barbarians.
This is funny. The first thing the people
ple of the east know , wo will discharge
the whole lot of them. For they are all
our moro hired hands. The people of
Now York and Boston and other eastern
cities live on what wages they receive
from the grout and booming west nnd
what they steal from us. Now York
city is only a wharf for the handling of
western business. The resident ol
Murray Hill is able to live only because
ho works for the west or steals in Wall
street from his neighbors , who are hired
by the bounding westerners. The Now
Yorkers are hired to do the drudgery ol
dockwollopcrs and commercial go-be
tweens for the west. The belle of Fifth
avenue is , after allonlyonoofour hired
girls , living off the wages her dud re
ceives , or the plunder ho steals from
The great west has long contemplated
the discharge of the whole gang ol cust
omers. Wo have become disgusted
with their dishonesty and their airi
ness ; wo are nauseated by the boundless
trivialities of the custom newspapers ;
wo have already drawn much of our
money from Now York and Uoston anil
established money centreat Chicago ,
Milwaukee , St. I'uul , Kansas City ,
Omaha , etc. Before thsse upstart em
ployes of the great west know what wo
are about wo will have direct water
communication by two ways between
Chicago and F.uropo , and will dispense
with the services of our eastern para-
bites. Look to it , yon light-minded vus
sals of the eastern coast.
KvorthlriK Wont.
Chicago Mail : "Did you muko enough
money on your stock deal , John , to buy
the sort of carriage you promised')1 ) :
suppose you did , though1' she addet
confidently ; "you said you put in yaui
money at the bottom of the market. '
"So I did , my dear , HO I did ; but the
bottom jthcH dropped out. "
Buy Garncau's Snowflake bread.
And the Now York Lifo Insurance !
An Interview With Mr. IVrklns , the
Company's hisp.'ctor , Concern *
liiK the Doctor and Ills
A roeont report to tlio ofToct Hint Dr.
loo. L. Millur luul boon appointed to
ho general inunugiMm'nt of the Now
Vork Lifo Insurance company for the
Into of Nebraska , has been K > ircnl ; a
.urprlbO . to the public , near in id far , that
x roi > ortor for the Hr.tJ resolved to in-
Cbtlguto the subjeet. Learning that
Mi. CJeo. W. Perkins , the I'ompuny'J
'nspector of agencies. was in the oily ,
he reporter ealled ut the I'axton for the
uirposoof inU'rviinvlng him. The MICH'S ]
iecetsltu'8 were made known iust aa
Mr. 1'orkiiw was issuing from the dining ;
oem , and that gentlonmn , recognizing
he justness of pnblie curlositv , very
graciously responded to the following
juerios :
"Mr. 1'orkiug , " linked the reporter ,
is it true that the New Vork Life hua
-eenred the services of Dr. Miller n
, 'eneral manager for this state ? " <
"It certainly Is trno'Mr. Perkins. ro
"Do yon reali/e how valuable the
services of such a man will bo to youij
oinpanyV' .
"Yes , I believe 1 do. 1 fool that my *
ompany is to bo congratulated on hav-
ng secured the services of Dr. Miller ,
nul the company proposes to baek him
'n every possible way. On the other
land the doctor has boon very Migni'ioua
n determining the matter , and wo , of
ourse feel complimented that ho baa
boson the New York Life as the eom-J
> iuiy which he propofcs to represent. "
"Whtit is the outlook for IbSS that is , '
throughout the companv's western tor *
itoryV" ,
The outlook is excellent. The Notf
York Life , you see , has a peculiarly
strong hold on the west. Hero , in your-
wn city , we are about to invest nearly
; i million of money. Why , sir. your peo-
itlo have no idea of the magnitude ami
grandeur of the building wo now luvvo'
.inder . way. This alone should incline ,
Omaha to bo most friendly to the NO\Y
Vork Life. In Kansas City and St. Panf.
whore my company are erecting similar
liuildings , the business men have cotuo
out openly and Driven our represent
atives largo policies ; and , " Mr. 1'erkina
continued rollectively , "I'm sure that
Omaha will not bo at all behind her sister -
tor cities , especially with Dr. Miller to
lead our work. "
"What peculiar claims do you urgd
for the Now York Life ? "
"Well , the claims of our company on
Lho insuring public are almost too well' '
known to need mention. In the first
place it is a purely mutual company ,
and there being no stockholders , the
profits go to policy holders exclusively.
For example : In forty-two yearrf the
total profits earned its policy holders by
the New York Life has amounted to
$ 12,000,000 , while the total claims of nil '
kinds paid to policy holders , with the
accumulations for paying future claims
and dividends , have amounted to nearly
$200.000,000. ' '
"That it a wonderful record , " the in
terviowcr remarked.
"Yes. it is wonderful ; but still moro
wonderful is the fact that for thirteen
years the New S'orlc Lifo has paid all
death claims with its interest receipts !
Think of that , sirP
It certainly shows most excellent man
iigomont. "
"It not only bhows good management , investments , hut careful and dis
creet management in the selection at
risks us well. This latter fact , in truth ,
is being recognized by the insuring
public moro and moro every year. Av
man who is so fortunate as to bo ac
cepted hv our medical board , may indeed
feel Haltered. "
"Mr. . Perkins , the UKK has curiosity
to know why men of known wealth in
sure so heavily. One would suppose ,
naturally enough , that they were able to
do without life insurance.
"Ah , well , there are many reasons for ?
that. In my judgment , the most prom-i
inent reason is the absolute snfeiiess of
the investment , and a guarantee of immediate -
mediate payment at death. An illustra
tion of this presented itself the other
day. Our company was to prompt in
paying a claim that the widow , in
acknowledging receipt of the draft , said
it came to hand before she had been able
to ascertain the condition of her hus
band's bank account. "
"What kind of policies nro most
bought lifter ? "
"You-ask mo a very difficult question.
Different policies for different men and
conditions , you know. I am sure , how
ever , that men are seeing the dcslr-
ability of not only insuring against jj
death , hut ii ( , ' unst old ago as well. "
"What do you mean by that ? "
"Well , you take a policy that will
protect agiiiiibt death while a man's
family is growing up ; then in after
years" when his children are able to
provide for themselves and the need of
protection is not so heavily felt , the pol
icy can ho cashed and becomes a two
fold blessing it is payable if ho diua
and a recourse if ho lives. " .
"What bert of policy would you rec
ommend to a man of forty , nay for $50-
( MX ) . "
"Well , really you must excuse mo. T
am very busy , and besides , I am sure
that Dr. Miller or Mr. Taylor will ho ,
glad to answer any question in that
line. "
"Is the public impression that Dr.
Miller's connection with the company
in nowibo interferes with Mr. Tuylora
position , correct ? "
"Most decidedly yes. Dr. Miller's po
sition is the necessary outcome of the
company's incrciibing business mid in
terests in this section of the country.
Mr. Taylor continues with us aa
general agent for Nebraska. Ho has
served the company well and faithfully ,
for fifteen years , and we know how to
appreciate him. Ills connection with
the company will remain the sumo that
it has been. We have another valuable
man in Mr. J. C. Thomas , of your cltyj
whom wo have appointed special agent.
Ho is a thoroughly accomplished busi
ness man and a gentleman whoso largo
and influential acnuaintanco will render
his services peculiarly important. Mr.
Thomas will also occupy u confidential
position towifrd Dr. Miller , who places
the highest estimate on his character
and abilities. "
And , so saying , Mr. Perkins'lmdo the
reporter a courteous good night and re
tired to his rooms.
Funeral of Another Hi oilier IlrlcV-
The funeral of Hrother Fred Nell will tnko
place at Walnut Hill on Monday , February
0 , ut 1 o'clock i > . m. Pull bearers Tlioina *
Momfnrt , Hum Williams , Ucorge Cridge ,
Charles MuUrady , Dun O'KecfT.
Hy the order of the U. H. P. U. No. 1 o
Nebraska. LKE Fitosr , Prcs't.
All are Invited to attend.
Hcv. O. \ \ . Front's Fimernli
The funeral of Hov. C ! . W. Frost will take
place tills afternoon fium his lute residence ,
liO-Jl Chicago street , ut lHOp. : m. Uev. Mr.
Hoiifto , pastor of thn First Methodlflt cliurcli ,
will oftlciuto. The remains will not bo borne
to ttiu fliiipTlioy will b'o tukui on the
uvcnlnj ; train < ) Wultham , Mass , , where they
will bo Interred.