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THE OMAHA. DAILY BEE : SUNDAY APRIL 22 , 1888.-SIXTEEN PAGES. 8
ARBOR DAY'S ' ORIGINATOR ,
J. Storting Morton the Recipient of
Tributes of Respect.
HONORS SHOWERED UPON HIM *
Poets , Statesmen and Eminent Men
of tlio Country Tell in Verse
nmi Prose 'Jliclr Appre
ciation of tbc Day.
In Memory of Arbor Flay.
NEBRASKA City , Neb , , April 21. [ Spccjal
lo the UFn. ] The orlglnntor of Arbor ilny , n
tintlonal , n universal benefactor , must ox-
porlcnco a fooling of Justifiable prldo and
satisfaction while noting the world-wide np-
prcclatlon of the day , and especially with the
efforts of the people of his own homo and
To-morrow Is Nebraska's Arbor day , and
also the birthday anniversary of the lion , J ,
Sterling Morton , of this city , the originator
of the day and practice of systematic tree
planting in America , and In whoso honor
Nebraska Cy In 1883 colebiatcs the day
with unusual festivity. Along with u gen
eral observance nnd celebration the Dally
Press will issue to-moirow an Arbor day
edition , to which contributions have been
mndd by many of the most eminent writers
In America us a kindly tribute of respect to
the author of an Idea that is bearing fiuit
ntiunll y In twenty-eight state ? and u num
ber of foreign countries.
Edmund Clarcnco Stcdmnn , the silver-
toned poet , contributes : |
TUB TJICH PI ANTEIt.
Tribute of fruits bo his , nnd glossy wreaths
From rondsldo trees and his the people's
When cast and west the wind of summer
Through orchard , shaded p.ith and sighing
gi oe , ,
EI > MUND C. STBDMAV.
New York , Apt II , 1SS3 ,
Hex J. STr.nuxo MOIITOX ,
The Originator ot Arbor Day.
JAMUS UUS8UU. I OUEU. .
Hon. James liUEacll Lowell writes as
DiiiuooTFAiiM.SouTiinonoinit : : ! , March 25 ,
1883. Dcar'Sir : I llianlc you for thooppoi-
tunity jou so kindly offer mo of uniting my
thimka with these of others to Mr Motion
on the 2.M of April. I hcuttlty wish that all
our newspapers could bo as usefully omploicd
on Unit day.
Our Teutonic ancestors. If they-did not
woishlp ttt.cs , at least held < crtaln species of
them sacred and made votive offerings to
them on certain dajs of the year. In
this vegetable hagiollgy the otik nnd the
beech held the llrst places for the fiugnl
reason , perhaps , that their mast fuinlshcd a
gratuitous food for swine , the chief wealth ,
one may assume , of these dwellers in the
primeval foiest. If the Aryan laces mig
rated wcstwaid from Asia , they probably
brought this cult with them , for theio , also ,
trees nio looked upon with loligious venera
tion. The Greeks , in this as in other things ,
had a more imaginative faith and associated
the lives of supei human , though not im
mortal , things with thosiJ of liccs.
I willingly confess so gicat a partiality for
trees us tempts me to respect a man in exact
propottion to his respect for them. Ilo can
not bo wholly bad w ho has a sympathy with
what is so innocent and so bountiful. But
qulto apartfjom any sentimental considera
tion , the iiiHuciico of trees upon nil am to and
lalnfall gives to the planting of trees and to
the protection of them where natuio has al
ready planted them a national importance.
Our wicked wastefulness and contempt for
the teaching of sclcnco In this matter will
most suicly bo avenged on our descendants.
Natuio may not instantly rebuke , butsho
jiovcr fin gives the breach of her laws.
f am glad thcrofoio to join in this Ulbuto
of fiicndly giatitudo to the inventorof Arbor
Day. I think that no man docs anything
mure visibly useful Ui posterity than ho who
plants a tico. I should answer the cynic's
question , "What has posterity done for mo
that I should do anything for ill" by saving
that it is all the plcasnnter to do something
for these who c.m do nothing for us.
Matco Polo relates that the great Kubl.il
Klian planted , ticca moio willingly because
"his astiologers nnd dlvincis told him that
they who planted trees lived long. " Lnt mo
hope that this mav pi ox'o true iu the case of
Mr. Moitou. Faithfully jours.
jours.J. H. LOWELL.
Hon. ThoinnsF.Bayaidsecrctniy ; ; | of state ,
nnd an old pel bonal ft lend of the author of
Arhor Day , wutcs.
WASins-oroN , D. C. , Match 31. I am
happy to lecnrd myoto in favor of public
thanks to .1 living benefactor , without wait
ing until "stoiicd in n or animated bust" nio
raised for it 1mlio is beyond the leach of
Pioscnt laws in Kansas may make it dan-
gcious fora man to raise "a vino" there , but
" tico " under whoso bhndo ho
n "Jig , may 10-
cline is even thcio petmissiblo. In Ne
braska a man may sit under both his vine
and llg tico and "nono shall make Him
I count it my good foituno to have long
known J. Stci ling Morton , nnd appreciate his
ninny delightful qualities of head nnd heat t.
It was the wisdom of n good hcai t und for-
( iccmg sagacity that Induced him , sixteen
ycarst ago to loud the state board of ugucult-
ine to "set apart and consccruto" n day for
tire-plan tiny. I do not say that Mr. Morton
"hulldcd wiser than lie knew , " but ho built
wisely , nnd the expansion of his thought has
wonderfully blessed his country , nnd tie-
ncr\os the hearty thanks and recognition of
his countty in all sections.
The wisdom and pertinacity of Jonathan
Swift's bnyings nmy now well bo recalled :
"And ho gave for his opinion that whoever
could make two cam of corn or two blades of
grass to giow on u spot of gioutul whoio only
ono gicw bofoto , would desoivo belter of
mankind nnd do tnoio essential service to his
country , than the whole race of politicians-
put together. "
If this wore tiuo of two cars of corn or
blades of grass , how much moio of a ticoi
"Tho tico : went foi th on a tltno to anoint
a hiu.7 over them and they said unto the
olive tree 'Helgn thou over its1' "
May such bo the riilo in those United
States. I am very tiuly yours ,
T. F. Bn-Aiin.
rnoji oHonai : YUM.IAM ctrim * .
Wr.BT New BIIIOIITOX , Statcn Island , N.
Y. , Maich 81. 1 urn very glad to join in
grateful congratulations to the author of the
suggestion which has resulted in t > o beautiful
and sciviccublo an obsci vance as Aibor day.
Whatever makes a vlllugu or town moio attractive -
tractive promotes that local pridu nnd public
epirit , which nro the vital nnd consoi vatlyo
forces of u gieat republic , and if the planter
of ono elmdo tico is a publlo benefactor what
bhall wo say of him who stimulates the
planting of whole groves and forestsf
Truly iouis ,
j. i , iiuvuiur. '
Mr , .T , T , Hoadloy , the eminent htstoilan ,
contributes the following : ,
NEIMWUU , April 11. lSs > j , I never believed
that Arbor day was the icsult of more-ro-
flcellnn a carefully mntuieil plan but that
It wasunlnplratloii.opnuf'lugi > pont.incnufily
from thn homt and hrnln of the author.
Human Ingenuity could not hnvo duvJsod a
Bchumo so fraught with batonis and jet | > os-
sesslng not u siuglo objeetlormbln feature.
Its material Uci'.ollts ' arc inriU'Ulublo If
that innn is to bo considered a benefactor of
his mco "who makes two blades of gra s to
prowwhcro only one grow bofoie , " what
shall bo h.-xld of lilin who makes u million
tices glow nhciononu giew bcfoiol Its ma-
ttrlnl bcnntlts iilouo , u < Incatculnblc , for it
makes the batron land fertile and the dcscit
plnln giecn with beauty ,
Hut these material hnncflts , great as they
me , niosninll compared with the moial ef
fect on the mind nnd lu-tu tot the people. In
the young , esiwially , it eurlUvos the tnsto ,
cultfvutos tlio love of beauty and provides
pleasant , healthful liupicstlons that never
will bo oUltctntcd , The love of trees , I
think , has n moio I'l.'vating effect than cyan
the love of flowers , it is more strong nnd
Heisidesall thcso Immediate-benefits , Aibor
day leaches far beyond the localities v hco $
it Is obsei ved. The joung , gutlieicd in cur
tain sections , eventually hcicomn scattoicd
und lmo homes of thelrown. The Influence
of this day will follow tfrcui there , and uudor
the Inlluciico of tholr early chciished im
pressions ticcs will bo planted , not only
around their dwellings but along the riviilu
Iind water courses of the plaees in which
they live , nnd thus co\er tliu land with
beauty and blessing.
All hpuor , then , to the founder of Arbor
KBLLBY , STICKER & CO
Corner Dodge and 15th Streets.
Wo tnlto pleasure In informing our
customois Unit after ninny experiment1) )
wo have nt last secured n line of Bltick
Hosiery , culled "ONYX" STAINLESS
BLACK , which will not stnln tlio footer
or garments In nny way and withstands
the elTocts of poispiration ns well us re
peated washings with soap and soda.
We guarantee that the dvo contains
no ingredients likely to bo injurious to
the wearer or the fabric. Having thor
oughly tested the goods , wo confidently
recommend thorn to our customers as a
article of great merit and ono which
will prove tv boon to these who Imvo
long wanted a Black Stocking which
docs not stain or lese its color. Wo
hnvo full lines of theses goods in both
Ladies' , Children's and Men's , in plains
and ribs , and guaranteed as represented
above. * *
05 dozen Ladles'Solid Ingrain Ltslo
Thread Hose , with split feet , bhiclc ,
modes and tans , at 25c ; icgutar37jc
CO do7on Ladies' Brilliant Llslo
'Thread Hose , all full regular made and
warranted fast colors , all sizes , in black ,
modes , and tans , at 39c ; never sold for
less than GOc.
Jersey Fitting Vests.
Jersey. Fitting Vests.
30 dozen Ladies' extra fine quality
Jersey Fitting Lisle Thread Vests , with
low squa.ro cut necks and , silk trimmed ,
in ecru , white , pink and blue , at 85c ;
good value for SI. 15.
42-rNCH ; BLACK
The success attending the sales of
Black Ohantllly and Spanish Guipure
Lace Plounolngs advertised by us
last week has boon BO great that wo
Imvo decided to offer the coming
STILL GREATER INDUCEMENTS
by placing on ealo SO now plocos
comprising the very latest and
choicest designs yet shown , and
have no hesitation In pronouncing
them the greatest valuoa over
offered In this city.
42-INCH BLACK CHANTILLY
French manufacture , all silk , and
perfect black , at $1.3O , $1.46 , $1.66 ,
$1.87 , $2.15r $2.26 , $2.86 , $3 , $3.36 ,
$3.86 , $4 , $4.60 , $4.76 , $6.26 , $6.6O ,
$0.26$7.26. Wo simply quote prices.
Inspection and comparison will
prove that our prices are exceeding
42-INCH BLACK PURE SILK
"TOSOA LAMBECLI" LACE
$7.26 a yard ; actually worth $1O.OO.
Exports could hardly toll the differ
ence between this quality and tbo
real hand run goods that are sold at
three times the prico. .
42-INCH BLACK SPANISH GUI
PURE LACE FLOUNCING.
French manufacture , all silk , perfect
black , $1.35 , $1.75 , $2.15$2.86$3.37i )
$3.85 , $4.5O. Inspection and com
parison will prove that these prices
are oxceodiugly low , quality consid
SUN UMBRELLAS" .
Ladles' 2G-Ir\ch heavy Twilled Silk Sun Umbrellas with genuine
paragon frame and assorted natural handles , at $1.05 ; wortli $2.10.
Ladies' 20-Inch Twilled Silk Sun Umbrellas with paragon frame ,
gold mounted ebony handles , at $2.26 ; worth $2.70.
Additional Novelties in Parasols
Including several lots of very desirable styles at
LADIES' KID GKLOVES.
Ladles' 4-button "Gypsy" Real French Kid Gloves , handsome
embroidered backs , in the desirable shades , $1.18 ; worth $1.BO.
"We place on sale Monday Morning and for the coming week ,
special bargains in Spring Jackets. All Wool Jackets for $3.46 ,
which would be cheap at $4.8O. Aline of strictly all Wool Jackets
bound and finished with braid , colors Blue , Tobac and Terra Cotta.
A Stockinet Jacket three colorings for $4.06 which would be consid
ered cheap at $6.OO. Also a complete line of Jackets in newest
shades and blacks from $6.OO and upwards , including a Novelty
Jacket , gilt braid trimming and loose white vest front , $2O.OO. A
complete line of Embroidered Fichus from $ i.26 to $10.BO ; Raglans
Newmarkets and loose fitting front Ulsters from $ B.OO to $23.BO.
Beaded Wraps and Summer Shawls at prices to meet the wants of
all buyers. Mother's remember we carry a complete assortment of
Shirt Waists for Boys from 28c to $1.8O.
Wo have just received from the Fac
tories our Spring Stock of Mens' Eino
Shoes , consisting of Cordovan , Kangaroo
roe and French Calf , in Hand Sowed and
Hand Wotl's , in all the now and nobby
stylos. Anyone wishing line , Comfort
able and Stylish Shoes will save fully
50c to 81.00 a pair , by buying of us.
Note prices below nnd sco our goods.
$7.50 for Mons' finest Hand Sewed ,
Cordovan Shoes. Congress and Laeo , B.
C. & . D Widths , French Toes , worth
$0.00 for Mons' finest Hand Welt , Kan
garoo Shoes. Congress and Lace ,
"Waukonpfast" nnd Opera Styles ,
55.00 for Mcns' finest Kangaroo ,
McKay Sowed Shoo. Congress and
Lace Opera Style , worth $0.00.
$ -1.60 for Mons' fine Calf Seomlcss
Shoes , Button. Lace and Congress ,
French and Opera Toes , worth $5.00.
Wo will also continue for ono week
the sale on Ladies' $3.50 Bright Dongola
Shoes at $3.00.
Ladies' & 1.GO French Kid Shoos , Opera
last , C. D. and E. Widths , for $3.75.
tlnv. Tlio sculptor's tirt could not cicct so
noble a monument to his memory ns loving
luuulsnnd hearts nio lu-iniig and shall roar
to It nil over tills barren land.
Yours vcrj tiuly ,
J. T. HBADLEY.
cmrAiiD nvrnt.TT IIALC.
Rov. Edward Everett Halo , one of the most
charming men nnd dcliRhtful wiitcis thnt
America has ever pioduccd , makes the fol-
lo wine suggestion :
30 Highland fctrcot , Hoxlmry , Masi , April
0. I am cuitainly onoof those who wish to
iccognizo the services of Mr. Moiton m tlio
foicstry voik , and Ithanlc jou for giving mo
I could v/iali that the press nnd these who
wiilofor it could consider a plan which
scorns to mo vciy important in the foicstry
Most of the states have sinking funds v > ith
which to provide for debts not yet duo. It
would bo a simple und wlso policy for n stale
to invest a considerable sum nnnunlly fiom
its sluicing fund in foicsts. Individuals hos-
it.ito about n foun of Investment which docs
not pay for many jcars. A state need not
hesitate , because it docs not need the money
formally i car * . A stnto .ms nlso the power
to iniiko nnd enforce tho. laws which will
piotcct its foicsts. With ( 'icat rcsncct ,
Youis Tiuly ,
Livcmv. Neb. , Apiil 14. I take pleasure
in saying that 1 cordially endorse the purpose
jou have in view. To Mr. Morton belongs
the cicdit and the honor of having originated
and inaugurated Arbor Dav in. Nebraska. As
n result of his wlso forecast , Nebraska set
the example of planting trees ; an example
which has not only porvadcd nnny of the
older states , but has even icaehcd into for
The planting of trees oxeits u most wholesome -
some influence , and will in the future , confer
incalculable blessings upon our inco. I
gladly join in this public tribute of regard to
Mr. Moiton. His nnmo will over bo ns.soci-
atcd with Arbor Day. .
Very truly ours , JOHN M. Tir VYEH.
Hon. Carl Scliurz writes ns follows :
175 West Plfty-olghlh sticot , Now Voik ,
March 2(1 ( , IbSS. I gladly join these who
honor Mr. Morton for his /cal in promoting
tlio planting of forest tiecs. The man who
docs that deserves ucll of his country.
I nui , dear sir , very tiuly youts ,
LcUciraivcio also received from the gov
ernors of Kentucky , Colorado , Minnesota
nnd New Hainpshlio : also fiom many noted
litciuiy men of the country.
The Nouest Dodge.
Detroit Free Press ; "T suppose I'm
nil to blame , " ho was explaining at police -
lice headquarters yestoiday , ' "but you
see I'm in hero on : i jury ami not up to
nil the trlokj. I was out for a walk lust
nigiit , and na C crossed Washington
a\enuo at State street a woman came
walking up to mo and said ;
' 'Oh , in i = tor. Imvo iou got a heart ? '
"I said t had. "
" 'Then ' , sir , ' she went on , 'protect
me from a brute of a man and &eo mo
"Just then T saw a man approaching ,
nnd the woman Hung herself into my
nriiw. The follow came up within ton
feet , cussed and growled n little , and
then wont oil. When ho had dbap-
pearod the woman thanked mo for my
bravery , abkcd my imiuo and nddross ,
and wont off thcoppuaitc way , She had
boon gone ton minutes when I mitscd
mv watch nnd wallet. I hnto to think
she took it , but - "
"Uutsho did. "
"Well , j 03. I hnto to let folks know
bow green I am , hut I suppose I'll have
o , nnd so I curau to 1m o her arrefatcd. "
ilie Wrong Way.
S < i\o \ i tile JhurtuiJ.
With ono foot lightly poised on high ,
Hi'sUo the fcnco slid stood ,
Am } I. near i-lguicU , passing by ,
Ilci.oniKning why she should ,
So. coining close , I blandly bowed ,
Andaskoil 1'orvthnt I could do
To servo her , saying : " 'Twculd make mo
To bo of use to you. "
Then haughtily oho turned on mo
A look that , froze my blood.
"If iou wein't liliiidj" she snapped , "you'd
My rubber's hi the mud I"
A'GAY WEEK IN SOCIETY-
The Matrimonial Fever Threatens to
BALL OF THE OMAHA GUARDS.
Union Dress Party Mrs. Mnfirane's
Closing Social Dickens Meets
the Prcsb Club Ji. ofl' .
Ball of the Oinnlm Guards.
The first grand ball of the Omaha Guards
on Tuesday evening exclusively / a com
pany affair nnd Is a ciiteiion of the high so
cial standing of the members of the organiz
ation. Some of the leading society belles of
the city wcro in attendance nnd the njTnir
was a brilliant social fsvent of which the boys
may well bo pioud. The walls and celling
woio tastily hung with flags , lit and hand
some decorations for an ai mory , and it is to
be hoped that they are to remain as perma
nent adornments. The icfrcshincnt tent
stood at the south end of the hall and was
handsomely decorated with bunting. On
either side of It stood a stack of aims , with
di umsosusponded in the center. The hall is
admirably adapted to dancing , and the floor
was in excellent condition. The event was
a , full dress affair and numerous ele
gant costumes weic wom by the Indies.
Among them wcic noticed the following :
Mrs Hnrvcy , pink fulllo silk and brocade ,
diamond oinamcnts. Miss Plummcr , Nile
green silk with pink ( lower tiiminiugs. Miss
McCilntock woio a striking costume of black
lace over yellow satin. Miss Dixon looked
petite and pretty In a becoming costume of
white Jlniincl with yellow tiimmlngs and
jowiult flowers , Miss Bridges , of New Yoik
city , flowered heliotrope silk ; diamonds.
Miss Tou7aliu , pink silk with pink drapery.
Miss Lee , wliito silk , cut decolctto , with
no\el sleeves. Miss Shcnvood , white foul-
lard silk with oli\u green panels and trim
Among the spectators wcro noticed Dean
Gardner , Miss Jackson , Utica , N. Y. ; Miss
Yatcs , Miss Hawks , St. Joscnh , Mo. ; Miss
Koir , St. Joseph , Mo. ; Mrs. Touzalin , Mrs ,
Shaipo , Mrs. Biownson , Miss RIcliuidson ,
Mr. Mou Is , MM Louo.
Thn dancers wui o Lieutenant nnd Mrs.
Haivoy , Mr. nnd Mrs. Touzallu , Miss Green ,
Culpoppcr , Vn ; Miss Plummor , Hartford ,
Cnnn ; Miss Allen , Dayton , O. ; Miss ) lUKwa ,
Ogilousburg , ! N. Y. ; Miss Hefllcy , Council
HlulT $ , the Misses Touzalln , Hums , Dixon ,
JJoana , McUIIntock , Wilson. Hicnvnsoii.
Waltcloy , Wlllihts , lialcombu , Hurlbut and
Shorn ooil. Lieutenant Green , U. S. A. ,
Captain .SclmrJT , Lieutenant Lone , Llcuten-
nnt Mulfotd , Bcigcant Mouow , Sergeant
Stephens , Sorgcunt Webster , Sergeant Hull.
SoigfantHiIgham , Sergeant UceJ , Coipor.u
Shorrill , C'oiporal Terrell , Corporal Cary ,
Messrs. T.V. . Stephens , Welch , Lathiini ,
Voss , Wilson , Rtibtin , Hutler , Heed , Cocn ,
Anserine , Uryaus , Allen , Shu-wood.
DiokeiiH and tlio PI-OHR Club.
After tlio conclusion of Chailes Dickens'
readings from his fathers woiks on Tuesday
evening nt the Grand opera house , ho was
tcr.doi cd a reception by the Omaha Press
club In their co/y looms In the Metropolitan
block. Mr. Dickens was introduced by Presi
dent Gicgory , and in icsponso to the wcl-
coino qUcnflcJ to him , mudo n characteristlo
and most linppv speech. It savored of the
extcinpoiizca school for which the educated
L'nglUh nro so noted. Thcio was not the
hesitation ot a moment in finding nwotd
with which to oxpi ess the happiest and kind
liest of thoughts. His demeanor was that of
the woll-bieii , cultivated gentleman , in
whobo ease , grace nnd conversation there
\vas evcrjthing to delight and charm the
beholder. In honor to the guest , the rccep.
tion was attended by Judge Wakeloy , Mayor
Hioatch , .Tudgo Savage. General J. L.
Webster , lien Wootls , Thomas F. Uoyd , T.
J. Fnrron , of the Soap Hubble company ; F.
A. Ualch , of tuoHarkcr ; Alfred Melnbcrg ,
Councilman Alexander , Max Meyer , 12. Tay
lor * T , J Tit/morris and K. A. D'Hrlen , of
the Urn } W. S. Gicgory , of the Republican ;
Al Fall bi other , Dm. Light rnfrcshmcnts
wore bcr\cd , and Messrs Hrigham and
Fiaiicosjng solos m aU excellent manner.
Speeches wcro made by Judges Wakely and
Savage , General Webster , Mayor Uroatoh ,
Councilman Alexander and Max Mojcr.
And each of these 'efforts , in their wny. wns
n gem. In his remarks Max Meyer referred
to his first leading of Dickens' works , which
was in a translation into German und bofoio
ho had left his native place. Mr. Dickens
caused some merriment by stating that ono
of the flist and possibly the best translation
ofhis father's works into German was made
bv nn Irishman , whoso name was Moriarity ,
who had succeeded in turning the English
slang into that of Bethn , which in itself was
a most wonderful achievement. The recep
tion closed at midnight.
Dress Party ut the Armory.
The members of the different dancing
clubs of the city whoso scries of parties nro
ended , sighing for the waxed floor and in
toxicating walU once moro , decided to unite
foi ccs and give a grand social at the armory.
The cffoits of the persons having the matter
in hand proved successful and an elcganf
social dress party on Friday evening was the
result. Fortunately the decorations put up
for the Omalui Guards' ball still remained.
The gentlemen wcro all attired in the con
ventional swallow-tail. The toilets worn by
sonic of the ladles wcro perfectly dazzling In
their loveliness and a complete list is here
with given :
Miss Gerti udo Chambers , Nile green cash-
mcro , V shaped bodice.
Miss Chambcis. black lace , decollctto.
Miss J Con ned v , black lace and diamonds.
Mis. J. J _ > . Collins , black lace und diamonds ,
Miss Wilson , black lace and silk trim
Miss Mabel Balcombc , whlto satin and
Miss Bnlcombo , white surah.
Miss Lnke , pink and white silk.
Miss Hauck , black lace and green ribbons ,
Miss Murray , black lace , jet trimmings ,
loses , dccollettc.
Miss Dickey , black lace , blue sash.
Miss Williams , wliito tulle , violet trim
Miss Salllo McCilntock , white nun's veil
Miss Platter , wliito satin , lace tiimmlngs.
Miss Jennie Murray , white china silk , olive
green trimmings , dccollctte.
Mis. Hitchcock , white silk , green brocade.
Miss Smith , of lioston , pink silk.
Mrs. Yurneau , whlto moiru silk , en traino ,
Mrs , Harvey , wino colored silk , real lace
Miss Yutes , pink silk.
Miss Hridge" , pink surah silk , dccolletto.
Miss Plummcr , black and yellow silk ,
festooned with roses.
Miss Leila ShcuiB , black lace , dccolletto ,
Mlss'Jordiin , black lace , dccolletto.
Miss Hawks , pink silk , lace diapory.
Miss Ulchnrdson , whlto chlnu cropo.
Miss Jackson , white moiio and luce.
Miss McClIntock , .Juvcndcr moho , pearl
pasamcntio , dccolletto ,
The following 'gentlemen ' wcro present :
Mcssts. Hmnluutiincr } Hoaglnnd , Hen Smith ,
Hnrvoy , Hitchcock , Collins. Judge Lake ,
Kennedy , Doano , McMillan , Paxton , Wilson ,
Morford , Gould , Poppleton , Hnrton , Moms ,
Hodges , Myllus , Saunders , McCaguo , Hall ,
Turner , Seavcr , IjaalL Sanborn , Carey , Her-
lln , Pati ick , Hall , Wj-mnn , Crnry , Arthur ,
Smith , Lieutenants Grnco and
Ita First Birthday.
The Orlolo ledge , 'Knights ' of Pythias ,
which , though It it haabcun in existence only
a j ear , holds n high rank in every way among
the lodges of the city , . elobratcd its first bli th-
flay Thursday evening at Metropolitan hall ,
The looms were thronged with beauty nnd
chivaliy and a delightful evening was enjoyed -
joyed , Before the dancing commenced a 11 no
musical and literary pi ogi ammo was pres
ented , nearly all of the participants being
mcnjbcis of this ledge of very voisatllo talent.
The llrst on the programme was Nat M. Hrig
ham , who sang most acceptably "O Happy
Day. " Ho wabaccoidod a splendid cncoio
and sang again. Mr. W , H. Goodall's recita
tion "Oivo Thanks , " was followed with the
most intonbo interust. Mra. Clappc rendered
the vocal solo , "Flower of the Alps. " She
was followed by O. W. Kyle , the orator of
thu evening , who delivered an address
studded with literary gems and orator
ical llights. Charley and Daisy Hip-
gins gave a piano und violin
bolcctlon of classical musld that was poifect
in its execution , John M. Tanner followed
in his usual clever manner witli the song. "I
Doubt If it Ever Occurs , " The locitation ,
' Not In the Prognlmuio , " by L. H. Hacr ,
was particularly good und ho was given two
recalls. A male quartette , consisting of
Messrs. Snow , Scarlc , Wherry and Holbrook ,
icndcrcd "Tho Trooper. " It was their llrst
public effort together nnd was excellent.
Prof. A. Walther closed with nn instrumental
solo. The remainder of the evening was delightfully
lightfully passed in dancing.
Mrs. Mntjranc's Social.
Mrs. Mngrano's closing social was held at
Masonic hall on Thursday and was a happy
and notable event. The company was just
laigo enough to make the dancing comfoit-
nblo nnd everybody wns jolly nnd thoroughly
enjojed him nnd herself. The floor commit
tee consisted of W. D. Dennett , W. J. Fojo
E. R. McMahon , J , H. Vaughn. Among
these present were : The Misses Bertha
Wright , Mabel Eaton , Fannie Eaton , Nyman ,
Carrie Parker , Fry , Ratcliff , Nellie Sexaur ,
Heriington , Shlpman , Annie Powers , May
Gouldo , Susie Qucaley , Copclond , Minnie and
Emma Urandt , Whitney , Klambeck , Spccht ,
Ucacher , Dollie Hurpstcr , Denlson , Miller ,
Lomax , Mason , McClurc. Mamlo Deiss ,
Brown nnd Bennett ; Mcsdnmcs Magrane ,
Copelnml , Kennedy , W. O. Matthews , Ander
son und Skilcs ; Messrs. E. E. MuflittV. . J.
Foyc , E. R. McMahon. Fiank Bnrrett , F.
Bariowclough.F.C. Schneider , F. H. Kos-
ters , Oscar Goodman , J. H. Vaughan , H.
Gallagher , W. D. Dennett , A. Bower , F. E.
Gilchrist , G. T. Andeison , R. M. Pattcison ,
F. M. Beach , H. T , McKcnna , H. C. Drcxel ,
L. E. Singer , H. I. Plumb , Will Covinbo , E.
D. Gates , J. P. Frenzor , F. A. Schaiter.A.
V. Llchtcnbcrgcr , H. S. Kendall , J. G. No-
hoba. W. H. Reidt. W. B. Bell , C. P. Bentlov ,
C. W. Grosh , E. M. Kinkel , J. E. Fisher , T.
C. Jefferies , Charles Merle , E. Nelson Bal-
duff , P. A. Bealey , W. J. Byi ncs nnd E. B.
Some beautiful costumes weio worn by the
ladies , nnd among them wcie noticed :
Mrs. Magrano was becomingly attired In n
suit of light blue moire silk , Fedora luce , V
Miss Carilo Parker looked pretty in cream
colored silk , embroidered in pink loses , pearl
trimmings , duchesso lace , square corsage ,
MissFannio Eaton , prettily attired in white
satin and lace peail trimmings , diamonds.
Mublo Eaton wore n becoming costume of
pink and wliito lace , squaio corsage.
MlssShlpmnn looked charming in lavender
nun's veiling , whlto swan's down trimmings ,
sleeveless corsage , Marshal Nlel roses.
Miss Mnmio Dolss wore a hundsomo suit of
blue silk and inolro sijuaro corsage , dia
Miss Nclllo Scxanc'r looked well hi a suit
of brown velvet.
Miss Annie Powers , terra cotto suit with
white velvet panels.
Miss Gould , black silk , lace di aperies , cor
sage bowmct of calla lllllcs.
Mrs , Anderson , brown silk , velvet trim
Miss Mason , cream foulaid silk , gat not
Miss Kinkcl , black lace , sleeveless corsage ,
Miss Lomax wore n terra cotta suit with
plaid velvet trimmings , skill of cciu und
terra totta silk
Mrs. Copelund , cadet blue silk , bonnet to
Miss Copeland , light silk.
Ml SB Biown , tan silk , cicam snsh ,
Mrs. W. O , Mathowa , black silk , lace
Miss Wymnn wore a pretty suit of pearl
coloicd silk , pink silk trimmings.
Hums Club ,
Tlio Burns social club gave their second
party this season at Masonic hull on Friday
evening. About eighty lads and lassies wcio
present , and heartily enjoyed thombclvcs ,
At Intervals the dances v cro varied with
Scottish songs , solos bcinf given by Miss
Bowlo , Mrs. Mai tin , Miss Moggie Meldrum
onct Mr. Alexander Gray. Messis , William
Koss and Thomas Meldrum , attired in Tartan
kilt , plaid and spninin , danced the Highland
fling to the entire satisfaction of the Scots.
Tlio rtutterUy null.
Prof. Mai tine , the noted Chicago dancing
master , has consented to take charge of the
coming Butterfly ball , the inocecds of which
are to go toward erecting a building for the
Crccho society , The professor arrived In
Omaha on Friday , and ho und Mrs. Mo rand
have already matui od the plans foi the event ,
and are now busv pushing them to success.
At least 150 cliildren me to take part in the
carnival , which i to consist of a combination
of the "Culprit l-\u" unit "Midsummer
Night's Dream. " 1 ainc , bronnics nnd
other fanciful spirits will bo introduced. The
dancing and pantomimes will ba interspersed
wath music. Tlio dates fixed for tlio cycut
are May 24 , 2" ! and CO. The same cnteitam-
mcnts have been presented m Chicago with
Serenade to General Crook.
The excellent band of musicians from Fort
Omaha accoided Major General Ciook a ser
enade at the Paxton Monday night. The
performers wcro located in tlio coiridor ,
which was crowded with an enthusiastic , and
appreciative audience. The balconies nnd re
ception rooms wcro given up to the general
and invited guests , who represented the elite
and fashion of the city. Commissioned ofli-
cers from the foi t appeared in full uniform
nnd nssisted their brnvo and esteemed
superior in enteitaining the company. The
scicnado lasted until 10 p. m , nnd the pro
gramme embraced classical music and the
popular national and opeiatic airs of the
Mrs. Prntt's Kiiclirc Party.
SJOn Wednesday evening Mrs. Augustus
Pratt , 120J Pnik avcnuo , gave n pleasant six-
handed cuchic party to a number of friends.
There weio ten tables occupied by guests.
Nine piircs wcro given , three rojal , three in
termediate and thtvo booby. These who
took pait were : Messrs. and Mcsdnmcs
Branch , How ell , Goodrich , Purvis , Lock-
wood , Bliss , Akin , Colpoucr , D sart , Sloan ,
Bartlctt , Coats , Alexander , Paxton , Jones ,
Miner , Mercer , Blake , Rcsdon , Bell , Evans ,
Coo , Brady , Kirkendall , Ambioso , Fiancis ,
Clarke , Pease , Alexander , Shulcs , Ml s. Bar
ber , Mis. Rivinius , Miss \YalKer and Mr. F.
DAL7ii.r : , SMITH.
Wednesday evening at the Hotel Baikcr ,
Mr. R. Dab-ell and Mis. Grace Smith , both
of Davcnpoit. la , , wcro united m wedlock by
the Rev. A. W. Lainar. The biido is a sister
of Mrs. F , A. Balch , the wife of the genial
host of the Baikcr.
Mr. L. B. Hail , a prominent gentleman of
Dorranco , Kan. , mill Mis Eva Fice , daugh
ter of M. A. Free , of this city , were married
ycstcidavat the homoof the biido at Wal
nut Hill , Rov. J , S. M\eis , of Springfield ,
Mo. , olllclating1. Miss Mamlo Fice , sister of
the bride , wa-i bridesmaid , whllo Mr. J. S.
Woodbuin , of Omaha , acted as gioomsman ,
Thn happy couple left on the evening train
for Denver , and after un extensive visit In
Coloi ado will take up their abode iu Dor
The bride ID one of the most accomplished
young ladlca In this city , nnd possesses these
qualities of mind nnd heart which go toward
maUingmnn liai < py\xhllo the groom is a very
estimable joung man , Both jiaitlts at a to
bo congiatulatcd on the excel leut choice they
ANDREWS GAI1A1I1) .
Mr. I. R. Amlicwfl , a piomluent young at
torney of this city , has won a rare pri/o in
his successful wooing of Miss Mary Garard ,
D , D , , of Morrison , III. Then * imuriagn wns
celobi atcd ut the church of thn Good Shep-
hcid , at Morrison , on Tuesday 1 jst , and was
a vci.v olcgant and elaborate aftair. The
cnuri h was most beautifully decorated with
( lowers and clambcilng vines , anil the manly
groom , Ills lovely bride and the numerous at
tendants mudo u scene at onto beautiful anil
Impressive. The bride was ili-hly uttirpd In
magnificent silver satin , en traino , with pink
moire , valencienncs 1mo and natural Jlowers.
whllo Mr. Amhowsoro the conventional
full dicss. The ceieinony was Bolomniccd by
ROY. i'loronco Kollo.-k , ot Englewood , 111. ,
in the presence of sovotal bundled Invited
For four years Miss Garnrd was pastor of
the Unlvfisallst chinch nt Morrison , und ii n
young woman of oxtceding loveliness of
diaiactcr ami beauty of fuio und form , as
well os endowed with intellectual attain
ments of u nil o degree , Mr. .Amitows was
fonnoily a rcsldint of Clinton , la. , but
latterly rcmo cd to this city.
( WONDJl M'COV.
A largo number of the friends of Mr.
Charles Gi over and Miss Mnry McCoy as
sembled in St. Phlloincnu's cuthcdtnl Mon
day mm nlng to witness llioLr marriugo. The
ceremony was purfouned by the Rov. Father
McCarthy. In the evening tlio friends again
met thu happy young couple at their homo
near the coi nor of Eighteenth and Plerco
sticbts , where congratulations wcro extended
and the evening pittsod in a most enjojiiblo
manner. A flno t.upi'cr was eervea. The
gifts rccchcd by the newlv wedded n.ilr
wcro handsome nnd costly. They make their
futuie. homo atlQlUMarcy sticct. Among
the friends who wcro present wcic ; Miss
Magglo Nightengale. Migglo McCoy , Llzrio
Ebbtrts , Jcnnio McCoy , Clara Jameson , Ann
Solcnbeig , Ida Hill , L'z io Ncwland , Liz/lo
Darbey , Annfu McConnlck , Hannah
Jameson , Lirzio Davis , Mr. and Mis , Jordan ,
Mr , mid Mrs. Jumcs McCoy , Touy Hack ,
Charles Stacy , Both Orovcr , Bill Jameson ,
Churllb Miller , Boss Solsor , Oran Wlicolorj
Almond Jennings , Will SUcV Charlie Pctci *
< on , Archlo .McCoy , Jnko Elllck , John D.xvis1 *
Frank Stratlionso. Mr. nnd Mrs. Grovcu
will take up their homo on Sixteenth nnd
Mr. W. W. Wells nnd Miss Dollo GcwmV
nor joined their hands and fortunes In wed *
lock last Tuesday evening. The mnrrlngo
took place before the chancel of St. Barna
bas church , the Rov. John A. Williams offi
ciating. Mr. L , R. Pinucll and Miss Emma
Wells acted as groomsmen and brldcsmnlil.
Tlio whlto robes were wonderfully becoming
to the bride nnd she looked very sweet and
charming. The Myrtle ledge of the 1C. of P. ,
of which Mr. Wells Is second lieutenant ,
were out in full uniform and occupied tha
fiont gents. After the ceremony thonowlY
married pair wcro escorted across the street
to the residence of the bride's parents , Mr.
and Mrs. 'GenInnerhero all sat down to n
bounteous supper. The remainder of tha
evening was passed delightfully In social
converse. Numerous handsome and costly
presents wcro leeched by Mr. and Mrs.
Wells , who nro great favorites with their ns
THE o'nnixn-roan N'urmi.i ,
The marriage of Miss Rosa A. r\m7 (
daughter of Councilman Patrick Ford , of the
Third ward , to T. F. O'Brlno , at St. Phllo-
nicna's cathedral lust Tuesday morning , ami
tlto icccptlon In the evening at Mnsonlo hall ,
wcio happy and most enjoyable events. Mr.
Mullen mid Miss S. O'Biicn attended the
eouplo at the altnr , and assisted Mr. mulMnu
Ford In the evening at the reception. Tha
latter event was attended by Maj or Broatclu
city ofilcTnls , members of the council , and
piomineiit professional and business men , acJ
compnnlcd by their w Ivcs and daughters. Aj
sumptuous fenst wns served , after whioli
dancing followed. Mr , and Mrs. O'Brina
wcro the recipients of a largo number ot
presents , the gift of the council embracing ii
send oak bed 100111 set costing $250.
James H. Connor , chief clerk to tlio gen
eral foreman of the Union Pnclflo shops , wna
mairicd Wednesday to Miss Kittle May. Tlio
ceremony occurred ut St. Peter's church nt 8
o'clock , the pastor oftlclatlng , In the oven-1
Ing a irrnna reception wns given the newly
wedded eouplo at the homo of tho" brldo'S
biother-ln-law , Mr , John Byres , C010 Daven
port street. A largo number of Invited
guests were piesent and showered well
wishes and handsome gifts upon the brldo
nnd groom. Elegant rcficshmcnts wcro
served and the evening was delightfully
passed with dancing and Instrumental anil
vocal music , under thodlrcctlonof Mr. Jamcil
H. Shields ns master of ceremonies.
A party of Elks whoso horns have bccomO
somewhat prominent left on Thursday for
Salt Lake City carrying with them a special
dispensation for the institution of a nc\ ?
ledge of Elks in the land of Jordan. Tha
drove was led by Past Exalted Ruler Jolm
Francis , and wns composed of tlio following J
W. F. Bcchcl. R. C. McClurc , G. T. Mills. D.
W. Hnyncs , William Gygcr , F. A. Bnlch ,
Elmer D. fiank , II. J. Moynlhan , F. R ,
Mori isscy , Frank Macdonald and Thomas F.
R. R. Giotto la in Milwaukee.
Frank Colpetzer has gone cast.
Mr. William Kounlg is back from New Voill
J. H. Millaid has icturncd from New
John D. Crclghton left for the cast OH
Dick Dwycr has gone to Syiacuso , N. Y. )
to visit his mother.
John F , Boyd nnd John Daughcity have
left for a trip down cast.
Miss Caiolinaljams is in Baltnnoio. She
goes thence to Portland , Me. (
Colonel and Mrs Henry will return from
Galvcston some time this week.
Dr. Willis Cottrcll , of Pcorla , is the guesfc
of Attorney Munu , nn old-time friend.
Dr. S. D Mtrcer has been called to
111. , to attend the funcialol his mother.
Rov. J. A. Hultman , pastor of the Swedish
mission chuich , passed the last week In"
Dr. Swctman and his bride have returned
from their long wcddmg tour over the Pa *
A cablegram from Hamburg , Germany ,
tells of the safe ariivul thcio of Mr. M. Taf6
Daniel Moore has returned from the piner
ies of Wisconsin , having harvested his crop
of lumber. _
The Independent hose comp my Imvo about
completed airangomcnts for a grand May
Mr. nnd Mrs. John Crcighton Imvoio-
tuincd fiom a. three month's trip to the Pa
C. S. Montgomery has left for New Yorlt
to attend the national convention of the dem
ocratic club. '
Mis. W. H. Wilcox.bf Now York city , Is
the guest of her sister , Mrs. William Steph
ens , ' 2012 Hainey.
Mi s. W. J. Broatch was called to Canton ,
O. , the liist of the week , by the death of u
Miss Clalro Rustin gave a pleasant little
musii-alo Tuesday evening to friends at her
home , 10 " Haiuoy.
Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Labago , after n dd-
llghtful six months sojouiu In Califoiniu , are
buck in Omaha again.
On Sunday evening the residence of An
drew Cuilson , 1009 Dorcas , was the scene ol
n pleasant social gathering. *
A. L. Straug ictuieed fiom Aurora Mon
day , whither ho hud gene to pcrfonn the last
sad rites over the daughter ho icccntly lost.
Miss F. Courson and Mrs. Will Eilers , of
Alliance , Neb , aio In the city the guests ol
Miss Amelia Keller , at 1U18 Sherman avenue.
Piof. II. B. Boyles , pi incipnl of Valentino's
shorthand school , haa gene to sou them Illi
nois for a tuo months' visit among old
f i lends.
Last Sunday evening the weekly partv ofl
tl'O Hebrew ladles' social club was held at
the icsldonccof Mr. and Mis. David Black1 ,
on Eighteenth street.
Mr. J. B. Bryans lias returned from a
pleasant three week's trip down cast during
which ho passed most of his tlmo In Boston
and New Yoi k city. '
Lieutenant and Mis. VanLIow arrived yes
terday aftci noon after having spent an on-
joyahla visit of ono month at their homo in
Clanfleld , Now Jersey.
The Parnoll Social club gave their bi
weekly dance at Cunningham's hall Wednes
day evening. The usual laigo tum-out and
good time wc 'o enjoyed ,
The imperial club givft one of their pleas
ant pnitlcs on Ftiday evening next , attlielc
hall.a70SS.iundofl. This is to bo followed
by the May party which clooon the tcnson.
On Wednesday evening Mis H. M , Cald-
wcll , 1S18 Capltjl nvuiuo , thniw open her
pailois for un informal icceptlon in honor of
Gcnc.tl Ciobk. A pleasant tlmu was cu-
Mis. Mary O. Fox , wife of a prominent
catllo man ot Ogalalla , Neb , is in the city
visiting her idl.ltkcb , and at pioscnt Is .a
gucat cf Imr sister , wlfo of Councilman.
Counsinan , Sherman avcnuo.
The Y. P. P. C. society of the Fouith Con
gregational chuich , give ai ) CM. client concert
en next Thursday ovcnlnc , Apill 20 , lit lhc |
now ihurch , corner of Twenty-fouith nut }
Commercial streets , nt which Mrs. J. Vf
ClRik , Pio"1 " Lea G. KruU , and X.Ir. J. A.
Colonel Adams , of Brad foi il , Pa , a prom
inent business mutt and flio laddlo of that
city , is In the city and is iccclvlng cordlnl at
tention fiom members of the tlio department
nnd foi mcr residents of the oil basin f roe }
w ilch ho comes.
Mr James Hayncs nnd wlfo wcro called to
Oskaloosa , la. , on Tuesday , to ilttcild tha
fnneial of a brotl.fr , Rev. John Hnyncs , who
died on the proceeding day. Tim deceased
wns widely known tliiouyhout eastern lout1 ,
and has for cnis bccii a minister In the
The change of date of the ball of the ccn
trnl labor union and ulso tlio thicatciilng as
pect of the sky on Wednesday ovcnmg made
the attendance less than ww expected. A
pleasant evening was cnjoyej , houcvcr , and
as a great many tickets had been sold tug
affair was n gi'cat financial success.
An operatic cntoitolnmont entitled "A LesJ
son in Love , " will be ghcu nt the Fort on ,
the i&th nnd , 'iOtli of this month , at 8 o'clock
p. in , for the bcucJlt of Trlnltv cathedral or
gan fund. . As tha dramatic talent of the Second
end infantry is far nbovo par , something
grand may be expected. Tnnae who will
take part are Mis. Whcaton end Mrs , Mall-
01 y , Lieutenants Kiasle. Rowel ) , M.illory and
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