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THE GAY WORLD OF SOCIETY
And What HOB Attracted Ita At-
tontlon tbo Post Wook.
END OF THE LENTEN SEASON.
of Activity in Soclnl Clrclrn and
PrcpnrAtlonn For ilic Rrnunip *
tlon of the Hound of Units ,
llocoptlons , Etc.
Tlio Hero In Society.
OMB one has ( inld that
it Is one of the cardinal
points in n woman's
creed to love ft hero
but they particularly
love the hero who has
Rood manners. One
'who ' dresses well , mid not
too well ; who Is never too
flno for his work , yet who is
ot the slave of his tailor a
man who does not intrude and whoso calls
nro not too long ho is perhaps the most pop
ular. What women do not like In a woman *
Isli man. The best women like incn who
have tiio Insignia of strength and work about
them the big brown hands which can han
dle the reins , the pun , the lawn tennis rac
quet , tlio oar , but It must bo a well-kept
haud. Let n young man , if ho wishes to
marry n girl , go about It honestly. And If
oho snj'B "yeB , " ho must remember that she
is not his yet. Ho must bo careful of those
appearances which nimht compromise her.
lie must remember that the engagement
may be broken. She must bo preserved for
future happiness with another If futo so
A young man , to make himself agreeable
to women , must ttudy two thing's , lie must
bo the solid gold underneath , and ho must
not dlsduin the enamel of Hue manners. Ho
then need not fuar the fops. Ono strong
man , entertaining a drawing-room , with his
record of work behind him , will scare away
the fops , as ghosts retire at cook-crow.
YounIT men should avoid boastlne. That
Is not the way to win a woman. The first
pci son Is not BO agreeable as the second ,
Egotistical women succeed hotter than ego-
tUlic.il men. but both are detestable. A
young man should not let his breath offend.
There Is n forbidden fruit known ua the
onion , there is another known aa the cigar
ette , there Is n union of liquor and tobacco ;
but wo must escape Into a purer other , a so-
rcncr air I
Thus n man must bo elegant , accomplished ,
ns wull as useful , to please the modern girl
a graceful follow who can sine a song , quote
poetry , who shows cultivation and refinement
' nt every word ho utters. Such u joung man
is Inestimable. If tnannor Is a false enamel ,
covering copper Instead of gold , wo must
still admire it. The graceful and respectful
speech , the frank smile , thu courteous man
ner , cover a multitude of sins. The excel
lent common sense of the American man has
in the past given him grave and admirable
manners , but the fault of the present is u
lock of respect. He has nothing to rever
ence , to look up to socially. lie must carry
the god whom ho would servo In his own
bosom. Ho has no precedence of nobility , no
standard ho is his own ancestor. He is
lofty , mean , generous , grand , low or the reverse -
verso for himself. Ho has everything to
gain. The affection of a woman Is the first
mid best thing , anil it Is a splendid stimulant
to a line manner.
Tlic IJUHI or Lent.
Socjcty awakening from Its forty days
slumber during Lent Impatiently shakes oft
its robe of sackcloth , and ushcs' and , with
dissipated energies renewed by n long rest ,
Is donning once morn the gay colors of the
reception and ball rooms. Already grand
and brilliant gatherings are being planned
and until the heated term sets in u joyous
tlma is anticipated. The effect of Lent upon
Omaha society this year wus somctnlng un
precedented , this being the ilrst time that It
caused an almost entire cessation
of social gatherings of nil kinds.
Religious motives could not bo ad
duced as the only reason for
this as probably half of the 30-
clety pcoplo of O in ah ix are out-
Hidu the pulo of the church ana enough
would bo left to carry on the giddy whirl
without scarcely missing their more sancti
monious friends.- The more probable reason
is that the Lenten period gave the votaries
of plcasuto an excuse for resting and they
gladly availed themselves of It. The past
season was n remarkably brilliant ono ana
' consequently very exacting in Its demands on
the energy , time and pocketbooks of the
society people. Any period of rest woi\ld bo
hulled with pleasure and Lent coming an it
did on the heels of winter , was most relig
iously observed as fur aa abstinence from
late hours and heated ball rooms are con-
Miss Adelaide Bloom , of Iowa City , was
married to Mr , Simon Fisher , of Omaha , at
G o'clock last Wednesday , at tnc homo of the
Thu bride is the second daughter of ox-
Senator Bloom , of Iowa , and is also a rela
tive of the Calm , Ilolhnan , Obcrfeldor and
Newman families of. this city. Mr. Fisher Is
connected with the firm of Max Meyer &
On Tuesday a party of twenty-four friends
and lelatives of the bride and groom loft
Omaha by special car for Iowa City touttend
the wedding. The ceremony took place at 0
o'clock Wednesday afternoon , in the spa-
clous parloisof Senator Bloom's residence ,
Kabbi Benson , of Omaha , officiating.
The house wus most lavishly decorated
with evergreens. During the ceremony the
bride and groom stood umior a IUIKO Moral
glebe , composed nearly entirely ot whlto
roses. The bride was beautifully attired in
n wedding-pawn of whlto faille , draped with
crcpo do itso and figured gold , with diamond
ornaments. In her hands slio carried a bouquet
of lilies of the valley. The groom was
dressed in the conventional black.
The ceremony wus followed by an elabo
rate wedding dinner. Toasts were proposed
nnd responded to by Dr. Benson , Senator
Bloom , Judge Brcnnon , Max Meyer and
Judge Farrell , all of which were felicitous
nid abounding with good wishes for the
The bride and groom were the recipients
of many costly and beautiful presents.
At 0 o'clock the sauio evening Mr. and
Mrs. Fisher departed for a wedding tour
through the principal cities of the east.
They will retuin about the 15th of May , and
take up their residence In Omaha.
The guests of the occasion were Mr. and
Mrs. J. i < Isher , Mr. and Mrs. David Wise ,
Mr. and Mrs. Max Mcyor. Iowa City ; Mr.
and Mrs. S. Meyer , Washington , la. ; Mr.
and Mrs. M. Ilollman , Mr. and Mrs , Charles
Wlso , Mr. and Mrs. Max Meyer , Omaha ;
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Meyer , Mr. and Mrs ,
8. H. Slomaii , Mr. and Mrs. A. Levy ; the
Misses Julio Bloom , Tlllla Newman , M and A
Bacon , J. Porter ; Judge Ureiuicn , Judge
Farrell ; Messrs. E. Bloom , J. Bloom , S.
Oberfohler , J. Mayor , S. Mondcl , G. Dolchos ,
I ) . I Simon , C. Elgutter , S. Rindskopf , C.
Btonchlll , u. Weasels , J. Ulgehnun , A. Glad
stone and many others.
The King of American Society.
Ward McAllister , tlio leader of "Tbo Four
Hundred" In Now York society , who ore
regarded ns the blooded aristocrats of
America , Is not a young dude aa many sup
pose , but an elderly , gentleman of sixty old
enough to know better , many would say.
lie inlpht well bo termed the social king of
America as ho rules tbo highest society cir
cle * of Now York to which the social coteries
of other cities pay willing homage. Mc
Allister enjoys the power ho wields and Is as
autocratic as the czar of the Husslus. In the
coming ccntcnnla\ \ ball in honor of the in
auguration of Washington on April 80.1769 ,
McAllister and the "Four Hundred" at
tempted to tuko charge ot the affair and con
duct it after the exclusive manner of ull their
Bocial affairs. Nobody but members of tbo
Four Hundred wore to enjoy seats at the
banquet board. This aroused a storm of In
dignation from prominent councilman and
members of the legislature , us well as niciu
in Htlll blghnr.position * , who disliked the
Idea of a curtain "clique , " as they expressed
it , running tlio affair. Tbe fumfly histories
KELLEY , STIGER & CO. ,
. CORNER DODGE AND. FIFTEENTH STREETS.
S4-INC11 UHAIiMK 1) ' OKIfSNT
In Dcolrnblo I'nttcrnn nt 20c.
AMj WOOlj FltU.NOIl OllAIjMKS
In cronm-tlntcd nnd dark grounds ,
exclusive designs , worth 76c. Our
special prlcp , f > 5c.
60 pieces double fold Cloth Suitings ,
In nil the latest colors. A bargain nt
37jr ; special price , 2oc.
40 pieces Body Cashmeres , in nil the
latest spring shades , at Sac. Actual
vuluo , 37jc.
10 pieces Berlin Suitings , plain with
fancy strlpca to match. Those gooda
wo have boon selling atCTJo ; for Mon
day and all wcek,65c.
60 pieces all wool Henrietta Cloth ,
in every conceivable shade , extra fine
finish. Hcgular price , Ooc ; our special
price , 60c.
25 pieces Venetian Serges , splendid
line of colors. Those goods are cheap.
at 76c ; our special price , 60c.
15 pieces 44 incho Roynl Serges , in
all the new shades , at 721c ; our regular
price wus 87ic.
20 pieces Himalaya Camel's Hair , in '
gray and brown mixtures , at OOc ; worth
Wo are showing a magnificent collec
tion of Now Spring Novelties in Per
sian , .Tacquard and Ombra Side Bands ,
together with the latest importation in
Combination Itobos , at the lowest prices
Pure Mohairs , Sicilians , Brocaded
and Stripe Mohair with plain to match.
10 pieces Venetian Serges at 50c ;
worth 0 < ric.
40-inch all wool Henriettas at 30e ;
42-inch Silk Wnrp Henrietta at $1.00 ;
42-inch Silk Warp Cashmere at$1.12 } ;
worth 1 < l.37i.
' Also a complete assortment of Nun's
Veilings. Tauriso Cloth , Armuro Serges ,
Mohair , Bnlliantincs , . Sicilians , at the
Wo have the most complete assort
ment of novelties in French Ginghams
ever shown in the city , which wo will
sell at our well known popular prices.
100 pieces Zephyr Ginghams , in all
the choice designs , at 18c ; worth 2oc.
1 case Sateens , beautiful designs and
colors , at 25e.
20 nieces Black Organdies , in stripes
and plaids , warranted fust black , at 25c.
4 SPECIAL BARGAINS
Domestic Department ,
BOO pioces'Apron and Dress Style Ginghams at 5c.
1 case Standard Prints , choice styles , 6c.
1 cn.so Fine Domestic Chnllics , now patterns and colorings , nt Olc.
1 bale 80-inch Brown Cotton , extra value , at 6c.
Our stock of Pine Domestio Ginghams is larger and the styles bettor this sea
son than over before.
Percales and Pennnga for shirts nnd boys' shirt waists ; of thcso wo have n
very largo assortment.
KELLEY , STIGER & CO.
Call special attention to an elegant line of Embroidered Paris Fichus , the
embroidery being of the latest French patterns , on Black Drap Deou Cloths ,
llnlshod with handsomely knotted silk fringe.
Thcso are decidedly choice as a spring and summer wrap. Our prices are
$0.00 , $7.00 , S7.60 , $8.00 , $0.00 , $10.00 , $11.00 , * li.00 ! , up to $30.00.
Wo are also showing a choice line of Black Jackets , in English Corkscrew
nnd Diacronnl Cloths , nt prices $ o.OO , $0.50 , $7.00 , $8.00 , $10.00 , $11.60 , $12.50 , $15.00
and upward. *
Newmarkets , Peasant Cloaks and Ulsters in the loading shades at popular
Wo still have a few Beaded Wraps that wo will sell at the very low price of
$3.20. Thcso are the best values shown at a , low price.
BLACK SURAH SILKS.
Wo begin our first special sale for this season of Guaranteed AllSilk Surah
at fully 20 per cent under regular prices. This Is the opportunity you have boon
wailing for ; take advantage of the very low prices at which they are ollored.
22-inch All Silk Surah at ( toe. Worth 8-5c.
22-inch All Silk Surah nt 70c. Worth 95c.
23-inch All Silk Surah at 85c. Worth $1.10.
24-inch All Silk Surah at $1. Worth $1.2-5.
HttW ° will also offer during the week 10 pieces Fancy All Silk Surahssilvcr gray
and black stripes , black and white stripes , pin-head checks. &e. , at 85c. Actual
value , $1.15.
Our complete line of Colored Surah Silks , formerly sold nt $1.00'all go at75c.
The very best bargain in Colored Surah Silks over offered.
New patterns and colorings in India Silks , light , medium nnd dark , also black
and lavender , black and white , 24 nnd 27-inch , at $1.00 per yard.
Black Royal Armuro , Pcau do Sole , Faille Francaiso , Bongalino , Gros Grain ,
WAURANTliD TO WEAR , at the lowest prices.
Colored Faille Francaiso and Royal Armuro , in all the new shades of Voiux
Rose , Gobelin , Resoda , Gray Muuvo , Lizard Olive , Tan , Blue Stone , &c.
Elegant line of French Novelty Silks , in now combination of colors , used for
both wool and silk combinations. , ' r f'
White and Cream Shanghai Silk for dresses nnd underwear , 22-inch at 75c ,
32-inch nt $1.35. ' '
The "Victoria" fast black , guaran
teed stainless ; competent judges , after
a thorough trial , endorse its superior
qualities , it will JJOT stain the gar
ments or foot , nor does washing olicet
the color. Wo recommend them to
the trade as being a genuine good ar
Ladies' full , regular made "Stain-
loss" black cotton hose at 2:2jo : , retail
45 dozen ladies' extra flno "Stainless"
black cotton hose , full regular made ,
with heavy double heels , warranted to
wear and give perfect satisfaction ; this
is n regular 50o hose , sale price , 35o era
a for $1.
00 do/on Indioivory flno "Stainless"
black cotton and lisle thread hose with
double soles and extra high spliced
heels , no bettor goods made for wear ,
they are splendid value for 75c , sale
75 dozen ladles' fancy striped hose in
all the very latest colors and combina
tions , all colors absolutely fast , at 25c ,
they nro 40c goods.
For this sale wo have made extremely
low prices on children's "Stainless '
black cotton hose , nil black guaranteed ,
at 20c , 2-5c , 30o and 35c.
1 case ladies' line lisle thread jersey
fitting ribbed vests , bquare cut. low
neck , in cream , white , pink and blue ,
all sixes , at 25c , worth -10c.
40 ilo/.eu ladies extra line lisle thread
jersey vests , square cut , low neck , all
silk Ilnlshc'd , in nil colors and bi'/cs , nt
50e each , worth 75c.
15 do/.on ladies' all pure silk jersey
lilting vests , in cream , snlinoii , blue
and stainless black , at $1 each , worth
Our stock in this department is
larger at the present time than over be
fore , embracing all the new spring
shades in Suede and Glace finish. Our
special Easter shades are exquisite and
must bo seen to bo appreciated , Our
4-button at $ J.15 , is acknowledged to bo
a bettor glove than is sold elsewhere at
Ladlob' serge house slippers 35e ,
Ladies' kid Oxford ties , D nnd 12
widths , 85c , worth $1.25.
Ladles' russet Oxford tics , C nnd D
widths , $1.45 , worth $1.75.
Ladies patent leather Oxford tics , C
and D widths , $2.50 , elsewhere $3.50.
Ladies' bright dungola Kid button
boots , D and E widths , $2.00 , elsewhere
Ladies' flno dongoliv kid button boots ,
B to E widths , $2.50 , elsewhere $3.00.
Ladles' fine kid hand turned button
boots , $3.33 worth $4.
Ladies' fine kid hand welt button
boots , $3.05 , worth $4.50.
Ladies' fine hand turned , patent tip
button boots , $1.00 , elsewhere $4.50.
MEN'S AND BOYS' SHOES.
Men's solid seamless "TOWN TALK"
shoes $1.05 , worth $2.50.
Men's seamless Cordovan shoos , Inco
and congress , $2.60 , elsewhere $3.
Men's "W. L. DOUGLAS" calf
shoes , nil styles , $3.
Men's calf hand-sewed , plain con
gress shoes , $4 , elsewhere $5.
Boys' V calf button shoes. $1.05 , else
Boys' "W. L. DOUGLAS" shoes ,
skes 2 to 5i , $2 and $2.50.
Youths' V calf button shoes , sizes 11 to
2 , $1.35 , elsewhere $1.75.
Youths' "W. L. DOUGLAS" button
shoes , sixes 12 to 2 , $1.75 and $2.
One price to all.
KKLLEY , STICKER & CO ,
of the members of the Four Hundred were
hunted up , and It was found that many of
tholr ancestors wcratorlcs in the time of the
revolution , and that many who were mush
rooms of a later growth had nothing but an-
ccstrul wealth to gain them admission to the
ranks of the aristocrats. Thcso facts were
hurled at the Four Hundred and war was de
clared upon their autocratic action In the
preparations for the centennial ball. It Is
Insisted that the affair Is not so much a social
as a patriotic event , and should bo conducted
in a patriotic manner. This has become a
subject of discussion in the public press , and
thus the political and social leaders of Now
York city stand drawn up in battle array
against each cthor.
Tiic Hums Glut ) Social.
The social- given by the Burns Club at
Metropolitan hall on Friday evening was
ono of the most enjoyable parties given this
year by any social club. Among those pie-
sent were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker ,
Mr. and Mrs. Mcldrum , Mr. and Mrs. Wil
son , Mr. and Mrs. Cheney , Mr. and Mrs.
Uuthcrford , Mr. and Mrs. McHcath , Mr.
and Mrs. Chapmau , Misses Fleming , Shields ,
Lldcl , Gourld , Flynn , Morrison , Katn , Mel-
drum , McCacath , Wilson , Monarch , Coploy.
The gentlemen woio IJrcanan , McCagne ,
Ross , Muir , Davidson , Miller , Shaud ,
Uuuhanan , Rutherford , McDupal , Stewart ,
Bcli , Wilson , Smart , Ray , Walker , Scott ,
Mclicath , Horn , Lyall , French , Clark and
Reception to Or. Gordon.
The ciders of Westmlnter Presbyterian
church cave a reception to llov. John Gor
don , pastor of the church , at the rcsidcnro of
Mr. Wurron Swltzlor , on St. Morj ' 3 avenue ,
last Tuesday evonlup.
The occasion wns the second anniversary
of Mr. Gordon's pastorago. The reception
was largely attended by members of the
church and the evening was most enjoyably
spent in pleasant social intercourse.
Mr. William Vnnnico and Miss Minnie
Walker were united in thu holy bonds ot
wedlock , on last Monday evening , at the
residence of Judge Shields , Twentieth and
Luke streets. Those present were Mr. and
Mrs. C. G. Watson , thu Misses Vickie
Walker , Uoldlti Tagpart , and Messrs. Eddie
Walker aud Harry Tnggurt. The happy
couple are at homo to their friends at 1U51
iSorth Seventeenth street.
Centennial Inaugural llccoptlon.
The Omaha Guards will celebrate fittingly
the centennial of Washington's ' Inauguration
with a grand reception on the 30th Inst , at
the armory. One of the features of HID
event will l > o the formal presentation to the
guards by Mrs. John L. Webster of the
beautiful banner donated by n number of
lndlcs in the city.
< Children's Dnnco.
The children of Prof. Morand'a dancing
school gave a reception and exhibition of
fancy dunces at Masonic hull Friday even
ing. The character costumes were all very
pretty ana the execution of the fancy steps
The ladles of tbo Presbyterian church
have been making preparations for a Wash
ington Inaugural party which they intend to
give on the 30th of this month. The festivi
ties will comprise a reception and grand ban
quet. The impersonation of tbo historical
personages will bo by the most prominent
cltlrons , and the costumes to bo worn ore to
lie a reproduction of the style of a century
tijro. Forty of Plattsraouth's charming
young ladles will comprise a bevy of fasci
nating waitresses , habilitated In the costumes
then prevalent. A very lavish display In
floral decoration will bo maJo. Tlio follow
ing b'ei.Uemcn will resixmil to the toasts :
Governor John M. Tlui.ver j J. 1) ) . Strode and
M. Uushncll , of Lincoln : Mayor Uroutch ,
Dr. Thalno and Dr. Harsha , of Oinulm ; Mr.
Gillian , of ( ilcnwood. aud ex-l.ioutcnant-
Govuri.or ShcJil , of Ashland.
Hocltil Gu88p. |
Mra. Not Drown is vising In Burlington.
Mra. J , R. Nicholas is on her way to Pui U.
H. H , Btuloy will make his future home in
Mr. H. H. StRuley has gone to Denver for
Major Paddock and Major Brown are in
U. S. Mclntosh , asiUtant cashier of the
New York Llfo Iniurajico company hcjc ,
has secured a more profitable position with
the Mutual Benefit Lifo Insurance company ,
B. F. Troxcll nnd family leave soon to sum
mer In New York.
Colonel H. Brown loft for San Francisco
J. F. Rltchart and Bruno Stratman left for
Montana territory Thursday.
The Misses Kate Knowlcs and Gcorgiana
Parker are visiting in Burlington.
Miss Estello Mount is enjoying a brief
vacation from her studies in Chicago.
C. T. Taylor and wife and Miss Mabe'
Taylor have returned from Sutherland , Flor
Mr. J. C. McKcll and family , of Burling
ton , la. , will make their future homo in thie
Contain P. Henry Ray and Mis3 Ada
Blackman are to bo married at Trinity Cathe
dral Auril 22.
Miss May Waterman , who has bcon visit
ing with Mrs. Thomas Swobo the past win
ter , loft for her home Thursday.
Miss Etta Rosenberg was Riven a pleasant
surprise party at her homo on Twenty-first
and Uinncy streets on Saturday evening.
Attorney E. G. B. McGilton , who was mar
ried to Miss L. A. Williams , of Mcuomoneo ,
WIs. , on April 4 , has returned with his bride
to reside in this city.
Mr. O. J. Kenyan nnd Mrs. H. L. Beaver
loft Saturday evening for Chicago. They
will bo the guests of Mrs. J. W. Miller , of
the Palmer house , for two weeks.
Mr. Rufus A. Povcrly , of Boston , who has
been the guest of his cousin , Mrs. George H.
Leslie , for the past two wcoks , left on route
for homo by the Burlington ou Thursday.
The gentlemen members of Albani's troupe
nnd tht ! Apollo club , of this city , were ten
dered an Informal reception by the Elks on
Monday evening. It proved a happy event.
No headway is being made by the advo
cate * of knee-breeches for full dress wear.
An Oscar Wilde or two might help matters
along , but the so-called diess reformers are
disconsolate. Thai is the situation in New
York , anyway.
Mr. T. A. Orchard uavo a very recharcho
little dinner party at the Union club on
Thursday , when ho entertained as his
gUGRta Mr. Hufus A. Poverty , of Boston ;
Mr. and Mrs. George II. Leslie and Miss
The firemen give a grand ball at Exposi
tion hall on Tuesday evening , April 23. A
number of prominent young society gciltlo-
men have consented to act as floor managers
on that occasion , nnd an elegant us well as
Joyous tlmo is anticipated.
Fred Benzlngor , formerly an attache of
TUB Bnu , has taken the position of city edi
tor of the Capital City Courier , the bright
society paper published nt Lincoln. Mr.
Benzlngor enters his new position with every
encouragement of success , as ho is a polished
writer and society editor of long experience.
Designers are at work fashioning a featherweight
er-weight top coat to wear over u dross suit
in hot weather when occasion requires a
man to bo out of doors in evening costume.
The now coat , which will bo made of light ,
dressy fabric , will bo a cross between a mo
hair duster and a spring overcoat. The pur-
post ) it Is designed to subserve will bo to
cover over the wearer's swallow-tail coat
and exposed shirt front and to protect them
With the American Duchess' Money ,
The duke nnd duchess of Marlborough
tire lilting up the house in Carltou
House terrace which they have pur
chased , with great magnificence , says
the Manchester , JEng. , Examiner , and
when finished it will bo ono of the most
sumptuous abodes in London. At
Blenheim vast &ums have bcon spent on
the house and gardens , nnd the collec
tions of flowers and orchids there are
some of the mofct perfect in England.
Tlio houfco was in greiil need of rono\at-
ing and beautifying , very little having
boon done in it for years ; but with the
duchess' lavish expenditure Blenheim
is fast regaining its ancient glories.
Opium DIvoB In Washington.
The opium habit is said to bo very
prevalent at Washington , especially
nmong society women. The endless
round of bulls nnd receptions destroys
their nervous systems , and in order to
obtain sleep they resort to opiates of
various kinds , llnnlly becoming con
firmed opium consumers and ready to
sacrifice everything for the coveted
ECHOES FROMHE ANTE ROOM
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What Is Being'J bone in Secret
ANTICS , OF THE MYSTIC GOAT-
Latest News Among Local Organiza
tions and From Neighboring
Cities Orders In a Flour
I. O. O. F.
The seventy-first anniversary of American
Oddfellowship will bo emphasized at Council
Bluffs by members of the order , April 20 , in
an appropriate manner. Visiting delcga
tions Iroin neighboring Iowa and Nebraska
cities , will bo present to assist in the ex
The following programme has been ar
Meet at Odd Follows hall at 1:80 : o'clock.
Grand parade ut 2 p. m. , according to the
following line of march : East on Broad
way to Pearl street , south on Pearl street to
Sixth avenue , north on Main street to Broad
way , east on Broadway to First avenue ,
north on First avenue to Washington avenue -
nuo , west on Washington .avenue to Sixth
street , thence south on Sixth street to Odd
Address of welcome by P. G. R. D. C.
Brief addresses by visiting brethren.
Refreshments served at 0o'clock.
EVKNIXO ) : xi'.ucisi:3.
Meet nt Dolmny's opera house at 8
Lecture on Oddfellowship , Brother W. H.
W. Rccs , DCS MolneH.
Address , " The Degree of Rebokah , "
Brother L. C. Huff.
The exercises will bo interspersed with
good .music. Visiting subordinate lodges ,
encampments nnd Rebokah degrees will bo
mot at the local depots by committees and
escorted to tjio hull. Hero they will receive
such attention as the occasion demands.
The charter of Tcutonla ledge , of South
Omaha , I. O. O. F. , did not arrive , and the
ofllccra were not installed Wednesday even
ing , as was expected.
The second anniversary of Columbus di
vision , No. 20 , will bo duly celebrated May 1 ,
by a grand street parade In full uniform in
the afternoon , and a dance at the opera
house in the evening. The division will bo
assisted by thu Pythian light guards of this
city , who will give an exhibition drill In tbo
Thursday evening W. H. Raynor , D. D.
G. C. , Installed Pnst'Clmnceilor A. P. Bald
win and Master at Arms Al. A. Gary , in
Enterprlsa lodge ; No. 70 , at South Omaha.
Diana ledge , ' No ? ' 80 , of Beatrice , has
changed its Unm'of "mooting from Monday
evenings to Saturday evenings.
The funeral of 'James ' E. Soars took place
from St. Paul's efnjrbh , Council Bluffs , and
was largely atuMdc'd. ' Council Bluffs lodge
attended In a bmljMis did the city IIro de
partment nnd tnUFirbrnon's Veteran associa
tion , of all of whichbodlcs'tho _ deceased was
a member. The apparatus of the lira depart
ment , draped in fniouVnlng , headed thu car
tage. As the line paAsca the city central tire
station the largotfliwboll was tolled. The re
mains were interred. .AV Falrvlew.
Broken Bow LodcoNo. 110 extends a cor
dial invitation to ull Odd Fellows and their
families and friends : to attend their cejolira-
tion of the seventieth anniversary , on April
24. Ample accommodations will bo pro
vided for all whonkjire to attend.
1C , of I' .
The organization of a ledge at St. Paul
Monday was celebrated. About on nven
dozen luiighte , of , Aurora , and about thirty
of Loup City , wore on hand. The work of
tbo organization began in Oddfellow hall , and
Just about daylight half the Installations
were tlaough. Tjio ledge starts out with
seventy-Jive inombcis and promises well
from the beginning. At 1 o'clock the cntiro
company sat down to an olcquant banquet
spread at the Fiaukllu hotel.
A party of Kearney gentlemen , consisting
of Mcisrs , Ira Johnson , Charles Avers ,
Henry Brown , Ed B. Finch , Norrls Brown
and Dr , Vance , Twenty-four Sir Knights
from Shclton and fclx from Lodge No. 24 , of
Aurora , assisted in instituting u now ledge
at Ravenna. The visitors were pleasantly
entertained by tbo Ravenna brethren , and
after the work of installation und organlza-
tion a erand banquet was tendered the guests
at the Phoanix hotel , where speeches were
made by prominent Sir Knights.
The report of the grand ledge of Nebraska ,
made by E. E. French , grand keener of rec
ords and seal , to the supreme ledge ,
speaks well for the order. It shows that on
January 1,18SS , the membership was 4'.2t)0 ) ,
and that during the year ending January 1 ,
1889 , the initiations , reinltlatlons nnd admis
sions by card , after deducting suspensions ,
expulsions , withdrawals by card nnd deaths ,
were 714. In the sumo length of time sixteen
new lodges were put In working condition.
There was a balance on hand January 1 ,
188ij , of $18,222 , and receipts to January 1 ,
1880 , of $41,503.10. There wore disburse
ments in 1SS8 of W.OTl.iKj In sick benefits ;
$1,070 in funeral benefits ; * 35 in other relief ;
532,004.05 in current expenses ; $ t > , f > 10.00 in
paraphernalia und supplies. B.tlanco on
hand January 1 , lhS9 , $1500 ! ! 48. Real estate
and loan investments , $4,405.50. Value of
paraphanaliu , furniture , etc. , $31,050.30. !
Total assets January 1 , 1850 , 51,752.U. ;
Friday and Saturday evenings Lincoln
Knights will give ontertalntnnnts at thu Pco
plo's theatre in this city. Charles Ellis und
Miss Christina will have prominent places
in the programme. The entertainments are
given to swell the piano fund of the lodge
It is learned that the "fancy drills of the
order wi.l bo among the chief stugo attrac
tions , and that every effort possible will bo
made to amuse and entertain the public. Mr.
Elllb nnd Miss Christina are professionals of
the stage , and it goes without saving that tlio
entertainment will bo beyond the average
Mazcppa , No. US , of North Plattc. Is
waiting on an installing ofllccr.
April 25 Oriole's anniversary celebration.
Will H. Love , grand chancellor , has ad
dressed the following letter to the officers
and members of lodges in Nebraska :
The now constitutions for the grand and
suoordlnate lodges in Nebraska , approved
by the Supreme Chancellor , are now the law
of this grand Jurisdiction , and all lodges ,
officers and members of the order in Ne
braska are bidden to act in strict conformity
Among the important changes made by the
adoption of the new laws nro the following :
The minimum fca for the three ranks is
$20.00. to bo apportioned as the ledge may
No fee can bo charged a member applying
for n withdrawal card , and it is unlawful to
charge a fee on deposit of card.
Dispensations to initiate 'maimed persons
or those over ugo , can only bo granted by
the Grand Chancellor , and upon recom
mendation of a District Deputy Grand CLun-
The new constitutions are now in the
hands of the printer , and lodges will bo sup
plied without delay. Lodges desiring the
subordinate constitution in shcots suitable
for binding with by-laws should order sumo
from the Grand Keeper of Records and Seal
at once , stating tbo number of copies wanted.
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The address of Frater-Monoll to the Sir
Knights of St. James Priory Tuesday , wus
received with appreciative attention. It is
not yet known what will ho thu subject cf
the next address , nor yet who will deliver
It. The ICassldcan Knight loves mystery.
Thn grade twice removed beyond the neo
phyte will understand what will occur on
Tuesday evening next. Seemingly , the ICas-
Bidcau banner iloats In the clearest sunlight ,
St. John's comamnuory , No. 10 , of Mo-
Cook , will observe Eustor Sunday. Rev. Dr.
Johnson , of Onceola , formerly of McCook ,
will discourse at the M. E. church. A gen
eral invitation is extended to Masons und
their families to bo present on this occasion.
Pottawattamlo lodgoNo. 140. A. O. U. W. ,
of Council Bluffs , hud a meeting Monday
evening at Woodmen's hall. Hereafter reg
ular there will bo regular sessions. This
branch has been under the ban of thu grand
lodge , but thu matter was recently settled to
tbo satisfaction of all. Work to rebuild the
ledge has ahcaily been commenced. Two
deputies of tbo grand ledge are hero , and
another will arrive this week , to secure an
ncreasc In membership.
Ruin last week interfered with the meet
ing , but In spite of wcathor dual action will
bo taken this week in the matter of the sick
Deputy Huad Counsel Maltby Is organizing
another camp .fur Omaha.
A coimiiiUui of the Omaha camp Is ar-
ran u I HI ; an outeriulnincut for a close day.
COUNClti BIAJKFS Fn.VTEUNlTIKS
Much bus been said , pro and con , on the
A. O. U. W. trouble in Iowa. It Is question-
ble whether any good can come from win
nowing the chart of six years' litigation by
discussing the source of the dlfllculty. As
to the merits of the litigation , the state or
ganization has acted entirely on the defen
sive , and has been successful in their sev
eral hearings before the Iowa supreme court ,
which bed ) was unanimous In rendering
each opinion. As to the law and evidence
in the case , there is no question but that it is
with the Iowa grand lodgo. Supromcrs in
this and other states may boast thnt our
grand ledge and Its adherents arc not recog
nized by the A. O. U. W , outside of Iowa ,
out that does not alter the fact in the opin
ion of the peaceable und law-abiding citizens
of Iowa that our grand ledge is the only A.
O. U , W. organbation 111 Iowa ; nor does it
alter the further fact that our organization
Is furnishing to its members 52,000 life in
surance at as low nn average rate as any re
sponsible organbation can.
A few facts as to what our order has done
In Iowa may nut bo out of place. In tno
thirteen years that the Iowa Grand Ledge
has been organi/cd It has paid flWUOO'iii ) :
dentil losses , lu the same length of time the
actual cost of conducting the business of thu
order has been less than $100,000 or nbout S
per cent of the amount paid for death losses.
This la 11 record that fmv can equal and none
can uxcol. In Iowa there are 200 lodges ag
gregating in all over 0,000 members and rep
resenting an insurance to the amount of
§ 18,000,000. At the last session of Grand
Ledge In May 1SS8 , the actual membership
reported to that body by the grand recorder
was 8,033. Since that tlmo the membership
has increased fully 1,000 at the average rate
of 100 per month. Of these now
members fully one-half have Joined
since December , " 68 , ut which time the last
decision of the supreme court was rendered.
Thus far in ISS',1 wo have had but a single as
sessment for deaths each month which fact
is a record breaker in two particulars. 1 , At
no tlmo In ton years have we had single as
sessments for the Ilrst four months of the
year. 2. For the present year thcro are but
three A. O. U. W. Jurlsdltions in the United
Status that show a less number of assess
ments , vi/ . : Nebraska , Kansas and Massa
chusetts. Tlicro nro three ntnors that tia
with Iowa und the balance show up from flvo
to eight assessments for the same days. Our
death losses are paid up to date and are al
ways paid within thirty ilays after proofs of
death have been filed with the proper olilcer.
The order never wus in a moro healthy and
prosperous condition. If Its present growth
contlnnes our membership will easily in
crease to 12.0JO by the next grand ledge scs-
tlon In 1800. As to the litigation , it is ended ,
und Is favorable to the lowii grand lo.lgo.
On our part it will probably never bo ro-
newcd although wo may bo forced again to
defend our rights , privileges and franchises ,
which wo will do , having "millions tor de
fense. " As a prominent member of the
Minnesota Jurisdiction wrote for publication
some wi-oks ago "tho Iowa trouble is an
nntiquulod chestnut tlmt ought to have been
burned or buried years ago ; luwlng on the
couits will never help matters.
t IOWA WOIIKMAX.
Tlio CnrtlKVGInnt In RuliiH.
The once celebrated Cardiff ( , 'iant ,
through which a great hoax was perpe
trated on nn easily deluded public , now
rests in the garden adjoining an El
ljauo ( Texas ) baleen : It was sold some
yearn ago to pay a board bill , and it is
now being slowly ohipped to pieces by
relic seekers. The breaking of one of
the legs baa exposed one of the number
of iron rods which formed ita frame.
An Unjust Ghurgc .
Chicago Tribune : "Absalom , " called
out ilrs. Rumbo , in a Inghpltched
voice , as her husband came lumbering
up the stairway nt o'clock a. m. ,
"you have boon getting drunk again !
Thin isjtho second time since yesterday
morning ! "
"Nansliy , " mumbled Mr. Ranibo ,
holding tightly to thn balstrade , "you'ro
unzhuat , m'lovo. A man can't ' glddrunk
twice in twenty-four hourah , I'm I'm
still on the 'rlguml drunk. Nanshy ! "
The university of Cambridge has received
the oltor of u Donation of a refracting tula-
cope of twcnty-llve-inch aperture and thirty
( cut In longtb , together with the dome and
instrument connected with It.
MAN NATURE ON WHEELS
Some Typos Soon In cm Omaha
PEOPLE WHO REFUSE TO HURRY.
Mntiy OthrrH Who Contribute to the
Unnecessary Discomfort , or the
( icntlmnntily Conductor
1'nlil In Ml Own Coin.
Trials nT n Cnlilo Conductor.
Ting ! sounded the cable boll ami tlio
griumnn pulled hack the lover of the
grip nnd sot the brnko. A wotnnn ,
richly dressed , but with the usual haugh
tiness so common to the class of peoulo
which hits accidentally grown rich by
the unexpected ndvnncumont of rcnlcs-
tixte , cnmo hurrying across the street
nnd stopped Impatiently upon the pint-
form of the cnblo car. A frown was
upon her course fuco nnd the bold eyes
"I'd jcs' ns soon wnlk up town ns run
n race acrosttlio street , " she said snap-
" 1 bog your pardon , " said the conduc
tor , politely , "but wo nro not allowed to
stop the cars so ns to block the street. "
"Well , I'll see whether you'll ' stop or
not , " replied the wonmu , "for I intend
to report you nt headquarters , " nnd she
then muttered something to herself
nbout "smart conductors. " Ho wild
nothing , but the blood mounted his
handsome checks for n moment. Ho
was a gentleman both by instinct nnd
education nnd besides this ho wns to bo
married in a short time and was very
anxious to hold hiw situation. Ho therefore -
fore had n double reason for keeping
quiot. The woman who had given him
the "roasting" llshod Out a $ i0 ! gold
plcco , the largest coin she had in hoc
purse , and with u crushing air handed
it to the conductor. The young mart
had drawn his salary that day and was
"Hush. " With a sly twinkle in his eye
ho pulled out a roll of bills In which
were nbout $75 and coolly made ohango
for the woman. She saw she was beaten
and the blood came rushing to her
chocks this time , while the other-pus-
so n go rs exchanged significant glances.
The conductor quiotlv rang up the faro
on his indicator and rottirnod to the
rear platform where a Biw reporter
was standing an interested spectator of
this httlo scono.
"Do you have many such pcoplo to
deal withV" asked the reporter.
"Yes , wo moot u good many cranks ,
especially on the llarnoy street lino.1'
said the conductor. "They probably
own 11 few feet of real estate on so mo
prominent street and imagine they nro
better than anybody olbe. Did" you
notice the language of that impudent
hussy who just attempted to humilato
moV I'll bet ton to ono that alux has
clone service in a kitchenalthough now
she wears diamonds and a sealskin
sncquo. Such pcoplo have no just claim
to gontilitv. Their manners and bad
grammar show that they belong to the
codfish aristocracy. They are strangers <
to rolinomont and delight in a regular
display of their wealth. They consider
a public sorvunt a public dog and kick
him < iccordingly.nnd wo conductors got
a good share of the kicking. The fault
found by that young woman yonder is a
common ono. They are too Ignorant to
know that the city ordinances forbid us
to stop near a crossing until wo have ,
passed it. Another source of great
kicking is the gate wo have on
ono side of the platform. This is for the
bafoty of the passengers , to keep sham
from stopping off in front of a cable
train coming from the opposite dirdo |
tion and getting cither hurt or possibly
killed. A great many Insist on having
that gate opened although it is but a
Btcp or two to the other sido. The gate
IH always kept loclccd and the hey IB in
the superintendent's ollico.
"Somo pa&bongers expect you to suy
'good morning , ' and always have a good
word for you , while there arc others
even if you boo them every day , should
you chance to Bay 'good morning' to
them they will stare at you as though
they thought you wore an idiot. Some
portions try to bo smart and insulting' .
Ono day a follow who was paying for
four or live faros , throw a half dollar
down upon the seat with a lordly air.
In surprise , I asked him what vtu the
" 'I want to BOO you bond your back
once , ' " said ho with an insolent sneer.
I had never scon the follow before and
there was no possibility of mo trying to
OXCUKC Imfrushncss as a joke and laugh
at it. It wus a downright insult and ha
was showing off smart. I said nothing ,
but ringing up the live faros I took out
the money duo him and throw it on the
floor of the car.
" 'Thoro , ' said I , 'Is your change ; '
now you can bond your back. ' . You %
ought to have seen the expression thnt
came over that fellow's faco. I had
paid him back in his own mnniiur and
ho could siy nothing. The car was
full of passengers at the tlmo and ( .hdy
all gave him the laugh , and ho lookqa
on BO uncomfortably that I almost rfl-
grottcd resenting his insolonco. v
There nro a great many people living
in the neighborhood of Capitol hill
who tnink that the cnblo should wait
Tor thorn instead of thorn waiting for
the cable. If they nro fully a block
uway they seem to think that it is our
place to wait for them and they will not
hurry cither. Ono day I hold the car
nearly two minutes for one of thcso im
portant parsonages who has moro del
lars than SCIIHO , and was nbout to signal
the grlpman to start whoa I saw another
liurscm of the same class coming from
Lho opposite direction. IIo gave mo
the signal to wait and then meandered
on towards the car at an oxnsporatingly
slow pace. I got tired of waiting for
him and gave the double ring for
the gripmnn to start. Tills brought out
a yell from tlio follow to wait. As ho
quickened his pace I stopped the
car again. Ho came up to the car
raging mad , and wanted to know , with
an oath , why I didn't wait for him. I
told him because ho would not hurry.
" 'Well , ' Says ho , 'I'm in no hurry , and
propose to take my own time. It's ' your
jilnce to wait for me. " I explained to
him that wo had only thirty-six min
utes to make the round trip , and the
superintendent would not accept any ex
cuse whatever if wo foil behind that
'Well , I'll BOO whether you'll ' wait fbr
mo or not , ' said the follow throaton-
Next day ho tried the same trick , and
after waiting a reasonable length of
time I started the cable and lolt him.
As I looked hack I could BOO his lips
moving , but could not make out whiit'
ho was saying. Judging from the blup-
noBSof the em-rounding atmosphere I
suppose ho was using pretty strong ad
jectives , Since thun ho always quick
ens his pace when the cable IB waiting
for him. But , excuse ma , I must col
lect tliobo fares , " acd thu conductor
started Into the car.
Dicldribon county , Kniimfr. has a cat '
ranch. ' * .
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