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TJIE OMAHA PAILT JWK : SUNDAY , KABCJt 0 , 1898.
TWO DRAWBACKS TO GAIETY
Local Society Stiffen a Setback in lu
HAMPERED BY LENT AND FOOTPADS
Seftinn nf SnnctllClirrkM tlif llc-
Itftoun iitul Konr for J'ernonnl
SlifctlliitnllfiiiiH Hie Tlmor-
IIIIK Voiltli of tin * Oily.
past week has been very flhy of so
ciety events. Kvcn at tlio tlicaters ono did
not flee ttio debutantes anil the other so-
cloty girls who arc usually In attendance
there , but they did not miss much In that
direction on account of Lent. With many of
the dear creatures attending early morning
service seven days a week and many moro
to attendance ) ut the afternoon services , It IB
not to bo expected that many real gay events
will bo chronicled during the Lenten season.
A few card parties , fewer tras and ono or
two ( truall dances comprise the entire list
of functions on last week's calendar. The
coming week dues not hold out a much tnoro
brilliant prospect. There arc no swell affairs
on the tapla to tempt the good church girl
to In eak her good icsolutlotiB. Hut there's
going to be un awful strain on eonio of their
consciences and sonio dreadfululy earnest
coaxing with the anxious mammas when
Htchard Mansfield opens lilri brief engage
ment hero during'jhe week. The chances are
tl.ut In many cases a compromise will be
reached by allowing the budu to attend the
The fact that a few popular young men
have recently been held up by bold high
waymen hii.s had the offcct of cutting short
evening calls at a number of Omaha homes
within the pant fortnight. In fact the so
ciety young man Is not at all anxious to do
any walking at late hours now-a-days , and
his bent girl must not bo surprised If he
next week begins to carry a revolver or a
loaded cane when lie Is going to make a
rwl long call. The- situation has developed
omo ludicrous happenings , and one of the
best that Is going the rounds of a certain
clrclo Is as follows : A young man proml
n'ent In Omaha society saw a couple of sus
picious looking characters eyeing him pretty
sharply an he approached the home of a
fair young woman the other evening. They
Old not molowt him , and he reached the
house of tils adored ono In perfect safety ,
Hut he was plainly worried throughout the
call , and abbreviated It on some flimsy pro
text. Just as ho was about to go ho Tossed
up , and told the girl ho was afraid of being
hold up on his way home. Ho hadn't much
money with him , but ho was concerned about
his watch , which had been given him by his
father. He said he did not want to lose It
Ju t yet. The two held n. con
BiiUatlon In the hallway. Ho was
about to leave the watch with her
when an Idea struck him that appeared to
bo bright and would certainly icllevo him ol
the necessity of playlpg coward. Ho sail !
"good night" and left with his watch. Just
outside the door ho rolled up his left trouser
leg and carefully placed Uie watch within
his silk dose. Ho know then that even were
ho attacked his amillants would never flml
the watch In Htich an out of the way place
as that , GO he trudged along well pleased at
his Inventive genius. He hadn't gene far
when be was sot upon , not by highwaymen
but by a ferocious looking dog or consider
able dimensions. He took to his heels am'
Uie dog sprinted a little faster. Ho tried to
outrun the brute , but , try as hard as tie
could , he couldn't begin to lose the canine
Presently ho felt the garter around his
lower left limb gradually slipping down , bu
what could the poor boy do ? He didn't dale
to stop to tighten the garter or to remove
thp precious watch , the weight of which was
slowly but surely dragging down his hose
Ho UioiifM It all over In a moment ; If he
should atop to get the watch the dog woult
get him euro and If he kept on running
away from the dog he was bound to lose the
watch. He seized the latter horn of the
dilemma , eluded the dog and lost the watch
If a small gold watch with a hunting case
containing tils name engraved on tdo Inside
Is found by any reader of The Dee it maybe
bo returned to the owner , a reward sccurec
and tie questions asked. The young mat
wasn't at , all pleased when his best glr
asked hlmv a few evenings after If ho am
Ills watch arrived homo safely.
A fashionable woman , who lives In a wcl
furnished house In this city , has struck a
Bchcme that Is novel , to say the least. dc
la very fond of pretty bclc-a-brac for Iicr
house and likes to get a new piece occasion
ally. She has an economical streak In bet
make-up and It hurts her conscience to go
and buy a now piece for heiself. The scheme
la this : Whenever a friend of hers Is to be
married stio takes some piece out of hei
collection and sen da It with her card am
congratulations to ( do bride. The same day
of the wedding eho goes down town ana
spends whatever the article she sent cost litho
the llret placa on something new Tor her
self. In this way she get , ] the credit
for the gift , pleases herself with nome new
toy and cases her conscience about the
amount spent. It ban been quite an open
secret that women send Christmas gifts tba
love : been In their hcincu for some time
whether bought by themselves or sent as
gifts to them , but the now schema has more
features than the old.
iIIfliiirml'H Silver WrclilliiK.
On the occasion of their silver wedding
last Friday , Comity Treasurer and Mrs
George Holmrod were agreeably surprised by
about fifty of their friends. The event waa
at Holt known to only a few of the nearer
relatives , tut before evening knowledge o
this fact was gained by others , who hastenec
a surprise on the tstlmable couple at their
homo at Twentieth and Hurt streets. Fron
an Intended quiet family affair , the occasloi
was turned Into a most enjoyable and club
orate social function which evidenced the
general high regard In which Mr. and Mrs
Helmrod are held by all their friend * am
neighbors. At this time many old ties o
friendship \\ero renewed , and new ones co
Thirty-two years ago Mr. Helmrod arrive :
In , Now York from Hanover , Germany , his
birth place and the BCCCIO of his early youth
Just one year thereafter ho landed from a
etcamboat In the then little city callec
.Omaha , where he has resided ever since , wit !
the exception of a brief period In 1873 , whci
lie returned to his former home for a shor
visit to bis mother and Incidentally to wo
and win his bride. Uppn his return here
Mr. Helmrcit again took up the business
started previously by him. During thes
years of local residence many friend , ! wer
made by Mr. ami Mrs. Holmrod. On the occa
elon last Friday these friends showered thel
well wishes upon the couple with many sub
etantlal tokcms of esteem , all of which serve
to heighten conjugal blhs of tweuty-flv
ycara' duration. Of their children were prrs
cut Mtsa Dora , Miss Clara and Master Albert
The ono not present was George Helmrod
jr. , whoso studies at Harvard university prevented
vented his presence.
The house , Ui honor of the occasion , wa
The Royal I * the highest grade baking powder
Actual teils chow It gee
third further than any other braid.
'llOYM.'llXllfl FOWDCN CO. , NCW YORK.
astctully decorated and flowers and ( lotted
> tants acaltercd throughout the rooms.
Jcllclons refreshment were nerved , and with
oclahlllty and the congratulation ! to the
irldal pair a moit pleasant evening was en-
> yed by all. The presents , all very appro-
rlato to a twenty-fifth anniversary of marl-
al happlnc . < , wore many ecid beautiful.
Thono present and those wlro extended their
ell wlihrs for thu future In preaon Included
bout two score of the older citizens and
G'loie lit ( lie JtMtldli I'nlr.
One of the features of the pant week was
he bazaar of Temple Israel at Metropolitan
all. Delightfully varied entertainment was
rovldcd throughout the week , and much
nerrlment and pleasure resulted from the
Ifferent events. On Monday evening there
VES a grand orchestral concert by Kaufman's
. " " the
rchcstra. "Living Advertisements" was
ubject of the novel entertainment on Tues-
lay evening , and It was participated In by
(10 ( pupils of the Temple taracl Sabbith
chool. On Wednesday evening there was
he best presentation of amateur theatricals
ecu In Omaha this nonson. The operetta
\aa entitled , "A Drcsi Rehearsal of Cinder-
Ha , " and the various roles were well taken
jy eighteen charming j'oung women. It Is
xpectwl that the operetta will bo repeated
hortly , OB theio Is a strong demand for
nothcr presentation of It. On Thursday
venlng thcro was a grand farce called "Prof ,
iaxter's Great Invention , " and on Friday
venlng an unusually line musical concert ,
n which many of the leading musicians of
ho city participated. The bazaar was
) rought to n successful close on Saturday
light with a grand boll.
12nfrtiliiiiiriilN of ( lie * Wock.
Ono of the pleasant ovcntH of the week waa
he party of the Owl High Five club at
JC40 Dodge street.
Mrs. Kverctt H. llucklngham entertained
ho Mcrry-Go-Uound club In a delightful
manner last evening.
The C. A. L. Kciiolngton club was enter-
alned on Tuesday by Mrs. J. C.Vceth at
icr home , 3701 Eighteenth street.
Mrs. C. S. Shepard entertained at a geo-
; raphlcal kenslngton'last Tuesday afternoon.
The first prlzo was won by Miss Howie and
the consolation prlzo by Mrs. Hoyer.
The Neighborhood Card club , which has
now tieen In existence eleven years , waa
entertained last evening at the- residence
of Mrs. J. Uake on South Twenty-sixth
Master Ralph Harmon celebrated his thir
teenth birthday Tuesday night at the home
of his parents , 2220 Ohio street. A number
of his young friends helped him make merry
A. charmingly entertaining book party was
given 'by ' Mrs. II. F. Hobereon at her home ,
1317 South Thirty-second street , on Tues
day afternoon from 2 until G o'clock. The
first prlzo was won by Mrs. S. It. Towne.
The Ladles' Afternoon Whist club of South
Omaha \uis entertained during the week by
Mrs. George Smith and Mrs. Van Dtizen.
Mrs. . .Martinon the first prize , Mrs. Gib
son the second md Mrs. Harry Kelly the
Miss Lavlnla Jackson gave a very pleasant
and enjoyable party and supper la t evenIng -
Ing lu honor of her sevuoteenth birthday an
niversary. Covers were laid for ton guests
i\ very pleasant evening waa spent In music
On Friday afternoon Mrs. Walter L. Solby
gave a delightful kenslngton In honor of
Mrs. Jamc : > Hamilton , neo Louisa Van Gle-
son. A buttonhole content was the chief
feature of the afternoon , Mrs. James Mc-
Cullough winning the prize , a handsome
cup and saucer.
On Wednesday night , at Morand'e dancing
hall , occurred the regular monthly dance of
the T. II. E. club. H was one of the pret
tiest affairs that has been glvcm this winter
by this charming society of your * ; folk end
was participated In by eome two score and
more of Omaha's pretty young women and
gallant young men.
Mrs. W. D. Bancker gave a geographical
kenslngton Thursday In honor of her mother ,
Mrs. Ellison of Klrksville. Mo. Mrs. Ellison
and Mrs. White won the prizes , a lovely
water color painting and a dainty little
globe. The decorations were chiefly spring
( lowers , yellow daffodils being especially
prominent , and a great bunch of carnations
made a bright flpot In the pcrlor. Delicious
refrcshmenits were served during the aftcr-
A very pleasant party was given by Mrs.
Edwvird Holyoke Edson at her home In
Kountzo place , to a number of her friends
on Thursday afternoon. Two contests were
enjoyed , Interspersed with mui'tc ' and so
ciability. In the "Something to Eat , Drinker
or Wear" contest , Mcsdames Smith , Gates ,
Ward and Burnam cut for the prize , Mrs.
Gates winning , while In the "Jumbo" game.
Mesdames Ilurnam and Miles cut , the latter
MlM Gallic Mosely entertained the Larcon
club of North Omaha with a progressive
high five party at her home In the Sherman
flats on Wednesday evening. The young
woman's prize was won by Miss Edna Mar
tin ; the gentleman's by Howard Raymond
mend and the booby prizes by Miss Hope
and William Monica. Light refreshments
were served late In the evening , after which
the parlors were cleared and dancing was
Indulged In until midnight.
One of the most brilliant affairs of ( he
week was the reception given Thursday
ovcmlng by Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hamil
ton do I'eyster at their residence , 2307 Cap
itol avenue. Many souvenirs of Cuba were
displayed , having been collected by the hcst
and hostess durtag their residence In the
"ever faithful Uie. " ' Cuban melodies were
played by an orchestra throughout the even-
'ng and delicious refreshments were served.
Over 100 gUOTts were present during the re
Last Monday evening a mustcale was
given nt the residence of Mr. Maul en Park
avcnuo under the auspices of the St. Augus
tine mission , which was quite largely at
tended by friends of the enterprise. Rev.
Mr. Honard , the missionary In charge of the
mission , officiated as general director. Quito
a liberal sum was realized. He was assisted
by several of our best musical artUla ,
among whom were Mrs. Thomas , Miss Sadie
Ilowcn , Mr. Wler and Mr. Uiikor. Recita
tions In fine style were given by Master
Maul and Mhs Maul , after which refresh
ments were .served.
A luncheon and muslcalo was given by
Mesdamcs W. P. Durkeo and John Hayward -
ward at the residence of Mrs. Durkeo on
Tuesday of last week from 1 to 5 o'clock.
The attendance was largo ami a dcltghful
musical program was rendered , to which
Miss Claudia Fester , Mesdamcs Wells and
II. F. McCoy contributed with charming
piano and vocal solos. The crowning event
ot the afternoon was the exquisite playing
of Madame Muenterfering , who favored the
enthusiastic company with a selection from
Mondelwohn and several encores given In
her inimitable style.
Ono of the delightful events of the week
was a beautiful violet luncheon given by
Mrs , Harry Johnson at her lovely homo on
South Thirtieth avenue. The prevailing
colorn were violet and green and were car
ried out to a nicety. High five was the
amui'enient ' for the afternoon. The scorecards -
cards were beautifully hand-painted crea
tions In delicate green , and violets were
used as counters. The favors were won by
Mesilames Robcson and Davidson and were
n sterling hat brush and a four-leaf
clover for luck. Mrs. Johnson was assisted
In receiving by Mrs. Charles Davidson.
A very pleasant gathering was that at
the homo of Mr. William I. Klerstead , chair
man of the Doard of County Commissioners ,
on Wednesday evening. Upon that occa
sion Mr. Kierstead entertained the other
commissioners and the heads of the depart
ments of the county offices. During the
early evening cards and billiards were played ,
with story telling forming an Important
feature. Supper was served by Mrs. Kler
stead anil after the cigars had been passed ,
a very enjoyable hour followed In recountIng -
Ing Incidents connected with the history of
the county and the county government. The
party broke up at midnight.
Mrs. N. E. Adams , Miami and Twenty-sec
end streets , entertained the Ralston club on
Tuesday evening at her borne. The occasion
was to hear Mrs. MacMurphy and 'Mil's
Marie Jordan , of the New Era Cooking
school , expound some new methods of cook
ery , using the cu-test kind of a little aluminum
oven and two chafing dishes , llanana palad
In lettuce cups , with French dressing , and
garnished with walnuts was served after a
course of mut'hrooms In shredded wheat bis
cuit baskets , which fairly made the mouth
water. Curried eggs on shredded wheat bis
cuit toast followed , and a final course was
MS pie , pretty combination ot the pale
brown of tbo crust , with the darker brown
oMho fig paste , and the Ivory 'white of the
whipped cream which formed a square and
shapely top that wan scored In wavy lined.
All of these formed a menu as appetizing
as It wan simple and healthful , and the
members of the Ralston club as well as the
Invited guests seemed to be much Interested ,
Mr. and Mrs. J , H. Butter give a mout
delightful progressive high five party at their
icsldcnce , 2115 Emmet street , on Tuesday
evening. The tml > | uo feature of the enter
tainment wcs tbe manner of counting points.
Each guest was furnished with a jaunty felt
cop gentlemen red and women white upon
which were placed the numbers ot the ta
bles at which the wearer was to begin play-
Ing. As games were won a white feather was
placed In the cap of the gentlemen and a
led ono In that of the women. Each of the
latter was presented with a bouquet of Amer
ican beauty roses , and each gentleman with
one of white bridal roues. The refresh
ments constated of white brick cream and
strawberries. Honors were won by Mrs.
James Dinning. Miss Weller , Mr. D. M.
Vlnaonhaler and Mrs. Charles F. Weller.
About twenty-live guests were present.
< MIH-IIN of
Mr. H. Long la sojourning In Chicago.
Mrs. II , A. HlUs has gene to New Ycrlc.
Mr. Nctherton Hall spent a few days In
town laflt week ,
Mr. R. S. Hall started Wednesday for a
trip to New York.
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Dabb have taken rooms
at 2100 Cass street.
The Mlasce Torrlll liavo gone to Ncw York
for a brief sojourn.
Miss Ella Valll Is spending a few days at
her borne In Deatrlce.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Hungato have re
moved to 1012 Ohio street.
Mrs. A. J. Poppleton left for an extended
stay In California Thursday.
Mlas Francw Gilbert has returned from
a very enjoyable visit In Chicago.
Mr. J. D. Foster has returned from a two
weeks' stay at Excelsior Springs , Mo.
Miss Laura Fisher ot Florence , WIs. , Is In
Omaha , a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Pinto.
Miss Mildred House left Thursday for a
month's visit with friends In Chicago
Mrs. H. S. Cole of Utlca , N. Y. , Is the
guest of her niece , Mrs. R. S. Anglln.
Miss Myrtle Coon left early Ian week for
Dc-adnood , where she will remain perma
Miss Garten of Lincoln , who has 'been ' the
guest of MUs Ura Kelly , returned home on
Mrs. Margaret McDcrmott and daughter
have returned from a few weeks' visit onions
relatives in the oast.
Miss Llla Alexander has returned from a
visit of several months with friends In Mln-
ni'sota and Wisconsin.
Mrs. John H. Ilnchanan has gone to Los
\ngeles. Gal. , with the hope of having her
icalth Improved there.
MM. It. J. Dinning and her little daughter ,
Louise , leave this week for a visit \\ltli
relatives In Mansfield , 0.
Mr. T. II. Perfleld has returned homo after
a week's visit with relatives and friends at
Cedar Rapids and Carroll , la.
Mr and .Mrs. C. L. Ransom have removed
'rom Norfolk to Omaha and have takea the
liouse , 532 South Twenty-eighth street.
MrsS. . Ran ot Sioux City , formerly of
Omaha , who Is visiting Mrs. William Roths
child , will return homo In a few days.
Mrs. M. Clolde Weir of Worthlngton Mll-
tary academy at Lincoln will be the guest of
Mrs. Samuel Katz for a few days this week.
Mr. and Mr * . Arthur C. Smith left laat
oven'ng ' fcr a brlaf visit with friends at
Colorado Springs. They will return next
Miss Ruth Cleveland of Denver Is the
neat of Mlas Grace Allen. She will be
[ lore until March 15 , when she will leave
for the east.
Miss Helen Cleveland of Deliver will be the
guest of Mrs. Clarke Colt until Tuwday ,
when she will go to the home of Miss Allen
for a brief visit ,
Mrs. R , M. Fuller , who has been the guest
3f her daughter , Mrs. George II , Payne , dur
ing the winter , left for her home at Fort
Dodge on Thursday. i i
Miss Dennett and her guest , Mfss Ursula
King of Little Falls , N. Y. , spent a part ot
the week with friends lu Lincoln , returning
to Omaha yesterday.
Miss Gertrude RIngwalt left for the east
on Wednesday. She will make a visit of sev
eral months and during her absence will be
a member ot three bridal parties.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hartnmn will be
at home at 1029 Georgia avenue after Tues
day , March 15. They arrived In the city on
Friday , after a delightful trip through the
Mrs. William F. Allen , who has been , vh-
Ittng her sister , Mrs. James M. Ulahop , at
Qulncy , 111. , for seven weeks , has returned
liome , accompanied by Mlrs Pauline Turner
A quiet but ctwrmlng homo wedding was
that of Mr. George Penrhjo Hammond of
St. Louta and Miss Mary Elizabeth Bradbury ,
which was celebrated Wednesday noon at the
residence ot the bride's parents , Mr. and
Mrs. Charles F. Dradbury , 2800 Dodge ntreet.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Charles
Seymour Bradbury of Chicago , brother of the
bride. Mr. and Mrs. Hammond left In the
afternoon en an extended tour of the south.
and will be at home to their friends after
April 15 at 1403 Olive street , St. Louis.
The engagement of Mlsa Perle E'lrabeth '
Urlau , dautfiter of Mr. and Mrs. Fredcclck
G. Urau ! of this city ; to Mr. Charles A.
Hunter , has Just been announced. The wed
ding will be a quiet one nnd will take place
at an early date. Miss Urlau Is well known
In thlii city as an estimable young woman ,
while Mr. Hunter is held In high esteem
by his many friends in commercial and rail-
read circles hero. For a number of years
Fast do Ins held the position ot contractIng -
Ing freight agent for the Rock Island rail-
Mr. Fred H. Suydam of Detroit end Mlrs
Emma Ck-thlldo Balbach of this city wer&
married on Thursday afternoon at Kouutzo
Memorial church , The church was tastefully
decorated with pa'tns and smilax , and a large
number of Invited guests were present. The
wedding march was played by Mr. Oncar
Goodman at tbe organ , assisted by Dr.
Hnetens and Mr , Guy Woodward on violins.
Tdo bride , attired In her golog-away gown ,
entered the church , escorted by her father ,
cod accompanied by Mlsa May Balbach and
Miss Luella Allen as bridemalds. Mr. George
Mercer ofllclated an best man , and the ushers
wore Mr. Nelson Mercer and Mr. Harry Mc-
Cormlck. Rev. Mr. Turkle performed the
ceremony. A luncheon was served at noon
to the bridal party at the Balbach residence ,
and a few Intimate friends paid their respects -
spects there after the ceremony. Mr. and
Mrs. Suydam went east on an evening train.
They will mnko an extended stay In Philadel
phia and New York , and will afterward take
up their residence In Detroit , where Mr. Suy
dam has business Interests.
Til II FN toil lllllfH0 OH.
In addition to the regularweeklydrlllsoxtra
drills will be hold on Thursday evenings un
til further notice.
The Thurstons have announced two danc
ing parties for this month , the first to be
given on Wednesday evening , March 1C , and
the second on Wednesday evening , March 30.
With great regret the Thurstons lose an
other soldier In Mr. Guy Solomon , who has
recently secured a position In Chicago. Mr.
Solomon carries the best wishes of his com
rades for unlimited success In his new voca
As a mark of appreciation of what the
business men of the city have done In the
way of promoting the general welfare of the
company , thu Thurston Rifles have extended
to the Business Men's club the use ot their
parlors on Tuesday evenings.
The bell bar callsthcnlc and musical drill ,
as now used In the regular army , has lately
been taken up by the company and has been
found to be conducive of good results. The
drill Is very Interesting , and on drill nights
many visitors are present. Captain Taylor Is
also devising a way ot performing the bayo
net exercises to music.
With the expectation of entertaining a
number of military visitors during the oppo
sition the Thurston Rifles have taken ad
vantage ot Lent as an Ideal time for bouse
cleaning. During the last week the drill
hall has been prettily papered and will doubt
less add a charming appearance to future so
cial functions. Sergeant Richards , who reigns
supreme over army affairs , has Ix-en one of
the busiest of men lately , and hopes to have
the quarters la presentable shape for tbe
March Individual competition and Informal
hop for tomorrow evening.
The South Sldn Whist club wilt meet with
Mrs. Tlppcry aL3J12 Mason street on Tues
day afternoofr. '
The C. A. It : Ktiislngton club will meet at
the home of .Mrs. . William F. Wapplch , 706
North NlnetcVrltH1 street , on March 15.
The entertainment entitled "Shakespeare
In Picture and In Song" will be presented In
the First Coitfereftatlonal church on Tuesday
evening , March 8 , at 8 o'clock.
J. H. SliURarOdf Omaha was In the city
Tuesday on jbyplncas.
Captain Reynolds was a business visitor In
The Infant baby of Charles Klcrlc died
Saturday. Burial at Forest Lawn cemetery
Grant Smith , a former resident of this
city , now of Denver , Colo. , was In town one
day last week.
The railway company Is beautifying Its
grounds near the depot by putting out sev
eral shade trees.
MM. Larhln Tucker of Blair , Neb. , was
In the city this week visiting relatives , re
turning homo Thursday.
Clem Halstcad was called to Blair
Wednesday night on account of the serious
Illness ot his mother.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Negley entertained a
party of < helr friends at their homo Satur
day night. Refreshments were served.
Miss Bertie Kruger , a former resident of
thl3 city , now of Omaha , was here Saturday
and Sunday visiting Miss Eunice Tracy.
E. C. Reams of Franklin , Neb. , has been
hero the labt week visiting relatives. lie
left Thursday for Golden Springs , Nob. ,
where he will visit his grandfather before
Evangelist Scott , who has been hero the
last three weeks holding revival meetings ,
left Wednesday. He will hold a series of
meetings at North Omaha , commencing
Wednesday night ,
Mrs. J. II. Dcland , who has been visiting
her son , James T , Delaud of Perry , la. , re
turned home Tuesday , accompanied by her
daughter-in-law , Mis. J. H. Deland and her
grand daughter , Effle.
A party of Miss May Walker's friends sur
prised her Saturday night at her home. A
number of her friends from Omaha were
present , among them being the Mlsjcs
Kiuger and .Messrs. Kemp , Clark and Attcr-
The Modern Woodmen of America gave an
entertainment Thursday night. A program
was rendered consisting of reclatlont ! > , stump
speech and songs. Prof. Duncan of Omaha
? ave a few blelght-of-hand tricks with cards.
The stump speech , by Darl Leach , on "Free
Trade and Pntcctlou , " was the feature of
thb evening. After the program was ren
dered there wv.fr dancing , and refreshments
wore served. Thtre were several visiting
Neighbors from Omaha and Coflman present.
Lieutenant Swalne , who has been quite ill ,
Is reported as > Improving.
Lieutenant and Mrs. Wassels have returned
from a two month's visit at Plttsburg , Pa.
Jaek Van Horn has resumed his duties at
the exposition grour.do as assistant engi
Thursday evening Dr. and Mrs. Pllcher en
tertained the , card club at progressive
Miss Klnzle , daughter of Major Klnzle of
Pieacdl'i , Cal , , is visiting Lieutenant and
Bennett and Mlsa Houston from Fort
Leavenworth , are , the guestu of Major nnd
Mrs. Van Horn ,
The band quarters , some time past In
course 01' eroctloiii have Just been com
pleted. The band will move In Monday
mcinlnf , ' . E i
Wednesday Major jand Mrs. Van Horn , en
tertained all thp' young people at dinner In
honor of their guests , Miss Bennett and Ml is
Chaplain Fltzgetald will lecture In the
post hall Sunday.ovenlng. Monday evening
the chaplain was tendered "a charming ) sore-1
nado by the band , t
The weather was so pleasant and Invit
ing Thursday afternoon that the post band
spent most of lhe afternoon and evening
In serenading the visitors and recent ar
rivals at the post.
Tuesday evening Lieutenant Jackson gave
a reception to Lieutenant and Mrs. Lewis
In the bachelors' mess hall. The room was
picttlly draped with flags. A most delight
ful and chaimlng evening was passed by
Last evening at about 10 o'clock an alarm
of flre was sounded from post No. 2 at the
omcei'u line. A small flre had started in the
basement of the officer's mess building , the
Chinaman cmplojed as cook having accl-
dently set flre to the kindling wood stored
there. No damage was done and the flre
was sooa extinguished.
Monday being muster day the practice
march ot the Flwt bat-allton was deferred
until Tuesday. Once a week the soldiers get
Into marching clothes and go for a ten-mile
maich. Major Van Horn commands the
Flrsi batalllou , composed of B , C , E and G
companies. Tuesday the second batalllon ,
A , D. K and H companies , under command
of Captain Lockwood , make the march.
Dr. D. R. Kerr has gone cast ki the Inter
ests of the college.
Miss Edith Wilson of the college left tet
her home at Tekamah Friday.
Mrs. J. M. Reid , who lias been spending
the winter with Mrs. S. Flyat , left for her
home In Keokuk , la. , Thursday.
The Teachers' Reading circle held Its regu
lar meeting Saturday. The subject lor ( tie
day being. "The Poems of Whlttler. " . Re
views of hh ciost famous poems were read
by several mecibers of the circle and a gen
eral dlscus.9lc.il ot hh writing nnd their In
The third address ot the college lecture
couifie was delivered by Rev. Trumbull Lee
of Cincinnati , Thursday evening , at the Pres
byterian church , before a large audience.
Rev. Lee spoke on "Our Educational
Rights , " an eloquent appeal for the better
support of church schools.
There was an Informal meeting of the
local members of the Ex-Students' and
Alumni association of Dellevue college Fri
day evening at the homo ofMiss Jessie
Flynt , .o discuss plans for the commence
ment leunlon and banquet. Mrs. S. R. Kerr
presiding In the absence of the regular offi
cers. Several letters from ex-atudents , dis
cussing the matter , were read. Committees
on correspondence and amngcmcnts were
aprolntea to report progress at the April
meeting. A report-of the proceedings was
sent to the cqllpsq paper.
Dllllilri * .
There are sevVirar new families moving to
A ton was born , cm Friday of this week to
Mr. and Mrs. Tjionias J , Klopps of Chicago
street. -M .
On Friday afternoon Mrs , Walter L. Selby
gave a Kensington tin honor of Mrs. Jamea
Hamilton , all of > the Dundee women and
many from town , bflng present.
The Dundee 'Woman's club met last
Wednesday wlttrnhe president , Mrs. John
son , and enJoyrfVa 'unuPually profitable ses
sion. The club'ltj ' becoming a very pleasant
factor In the so'clkl life of Dundee.
On Thursday bV ast week .Mrs. James
Hamilton entertklhed the following women
at luncheon : Mre dengstack of Passalc , N.
J. , 'Mrs. Franl J .Lawrence , Mrs. Frank
Clark. Mrs. H , P. Hamilton and Mrs. H. C.
The Dundee people are anticipating a treat
In the fltereoptleon lecture to bo given at the
school house on Monday , March 14 , by Mrs.
Keysor , her subject being "Grecian Art. "
The lecture Is under the auspices of the Dundee -
dee Woman's club.
The Ladles' Aid society met at the home of
Mrs. F. A. Bailey ! ast week.
Thomas Hawkins and William Freellng ot
Omaha made a trip to Benson last Friday ,
J. A. Morgan was tierlously hurt last Fri
day , whllo trying to stop a runaway horse.
A. Spearman and family of Beldou , moved
In the house formerly occupied by Mr , Rob
Charley Bailey , tbo little son of F. A.
Bailey of this place , waa painfully Injured
' last week. Ho was passing behind a colt
which cot frightened and kicked at him ,
striking him In the face and cutting hln
now and lips.
Services will bo held at the Methodist Epis
copal church today by the pastor , Rev. Frank
Bross , at 8 p. in.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Darcll and daughter of
Ashland were vIMtlng the last week with
frlemls In Benson ,
Mrs. N , G. Colson and children of ( Ashland -
land were the guests of her sitter , Mrs. Har
vey J. Groves the last week.
Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Bellas entertained a
number of their friends and relatives at their
ncw homo last Thursday evening.
Elmer Anderson has recovered from the In
juries ho received a week ago , while playing
ball , and Is again able to go to school.
Mrs. F. S. Newell , who was well known In
Benson , died of consumption In Cheyenne.
Wyo. , February 26. The funeral was held
In that city on last Tuesday ,
The women of the Methodist Episcopal
church gave a box social and entertainment
at the < town hall last Tuesday night. U
was not attended by a large crowd but an
enjoyable time was spent by those present.
The special feature ot the.cvenlng was a
guessing contist of trees. Prizes were
offered to the one guessing the * most and
least , which were received by Mrs. James
A. Howard and Miss M. Safford. Supper was
served after the contest was closed.
Mrs. R. H. Davles has returned from New
York City with a very complete line of flni-
millinery and hair goods , and can bo found
at her ncw location , 1511 Douglas street.
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AT THE HOTELS.
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"Fourteen states have enacted pure foatl
laws , " ? ald Hon. Hermit Anderson of St.
Paul , state food and dairy commissioner of
Minnesota last evening , referring Incidentally
to the congress of the National I'ure Food
association which wlllbo _ held In Omaha
luring the Tranamlsslmlppl Exposition , "and
inere ought to be forty-live. I believe that
tdo Omaha congress will do more to bring
thu tardy states Into line than any other
one thing tint could occur. The sentiment
In favor of such legislation Is growing all
the time. As health Is the most Important
of earthly subjects the government Is i'ndcr
o'lllh'itlcn ' to protect Ita citizens from fraudu
lent and adulterated foods that go to de
stroy -our phjfllcal well-being. Minnesota
Ins taken up the question , and has made a
great record In the last six years , until now
a man can purchase food , drink and drugs
In any town In cur county with an almost
certain knowledge' that he Is getting pure
"It has been a long and bitter fight.
Adulteration was common In nearly every
Hoe of fooj supply. It was Impossible , al
most , to get genuine oplccs , jellies , preserves ,
teas , sugars nnd hundredo of other articles
I know of one fellow who actually mixed lu
with a lot of trashy tea leaves a largo pec
cent of burnt oats straw. Jellies were noth
ing moro than a lot of flavored glucose.
Chrap sugar was brightened by artificial
means to a bright < o\or \ and sold for l'/4
cents a pound more than the stuff was worth ,
drawing teas r.f thousands of dollars out ot
the pcckets of the people. The refuse of
gluccse plants was mixed In with flour so
artfully that nothing but chemical analysis
could detect the fraud. These. Impositions
have nearly all ceased In Minnesota. With
the office of commissioner there Is a force or
Inspectors who go Into any store , factory or
warehouse and take samples for analysis to
the state chemist. It Is the knowledge ol
this authority thai makes Minnesota dealrt'H
exceedingly mreful In handling only tdo
right sorts of goods. But what Is now needed
most of all is a national pure food law to
supplement the legislation of the states.
This will shut out manufacturers of imita
tion goods from disposing ot their unwhole-
name products in states which have not yet
seen the necessity In protecting their In
habitants from adulterated food. It will also
be In the Interest of all honest producers
and dealers. The time ought socn to come
wdcn It will be absolutely Impossible to go
Into any grog shop and buy half a pint of
whisky for 5 cents , as was done In Indian
apollfl roctaUy at Jho Instance of a com
mltteo which was investigating the matler
or artificially compounded spirits. I believe
that the Omaha congress will be the means
of bringing abjut this reform moro quickly
than inythlng else because it Is bound to
move states without pure food laws to the
speedy enactment of such legislation. "
H. t. . Phelps , Chicago , U a Mercer gucsl.
F. B. Trow bridge , Chicago , Is at the Mer
A. Griswold Is at the Mercer from DCS
J. F. Record of Glenwood , la. , is at the
Judge Shurtllff of Otrden , Utah , Is at the
E. Erskln of Japan Is registered at 'the
T. H. Butler of Bal.Imore ii stopping at
S. C. Milton of Macon , Mo. , Is registered
at thii 'Mercor. '
Mr. and Mrs. James Worr of AtihUon aie
at the Mlllard.
A. Llberatl , the bandmaster of Mew York ,
Is at the Mlllard.
Congressman J. < B. Strode ot Lincoln was
In tbe city yesterday.
Will Cowln left last night to spend a
few days hunting near Fremont.
W. H. llurlburg returned to Portland ,
Ore , , last night after a visit In Omaha.
S. K , Hooper , general ticket agent of
the Denver & iRlo Grande , left for the west
Robert Oberfeldcr Is In the city from Sid
ney , Neb. , to attend a meeting of the State
Frank Kllday , stage manager , and live
members of "The World Against Her" com
pany are at the Barker.
George Gill , manager , and eighteen mem
bers of Charles Blaney's "A Boy Wanted"
company are registered at the Barker.
Mrs. K. G , Scherman of Philadelphia , rep
resenting the Jewish Publication Society of
An.erica , to In the city for a few days.
P. S. lEustls , general ticket agent of the
Burlington , and 'Russell Griffith , advertising
agent of the same road , went to Chicago
S. < D. Wesley superintendent of the gov
ernment Improvements along the Red River
of the North from Grand Forks. N. D. , to
the Canadian line , arrived In the city last
High grade Fur garments of
our own manufacture and
all guaranteed , will be sold
at a great reduction.
Collarettes ; the very latest ,
most stylish Spring wraps ,
from § 3.00 up ,
Genuine and best black Mar
ten collarettes $15. and $10.50 ,
was sold for $22 and $25 a
few months ago.
All garments to bo sold. Give
us a call and an offer.
Please rc'inombor our nddrobs fop
storage thlo Spring , which wo will
iimiro ajfatnst everything at our
own building , 2 nor cent per 100.
Will remove to I115 South 10th ; J
block south of Funuiin.
0 , E , SHUKERT ,
15th and Hartley.
Omulm'd Oldest and Largest Fur Manu
evening en route from Gslvpston to hln
headquarter ! at Gnitvl Forks.
Nobra kan at the hotels : J. D. Stanley ,
Fremont ; VA A. Whlto. ' North 1'latte. Jnmoa
.V. MuLnuf/hlln / and wife , IJcatrlce , 1 , . 0.
D. L. Howltt A prominent paint tnnmifnc-
turcr of .Wilmington. Del. , Is In the
city. Ho has jimt closed a deal at Lincoln
whereby ho will establish a western m.imi-
facturlnp plant there for hla Roods.
1' . D. Reynolds , Hastings ; C. K. Crown *
over.Lincoln ; Lcm L. aaghaRcn , Lincoln ;
1) . M. Uugcr. Fremont : W. 31. Dame , Fre
mont ; K. F. Stephens , Crete ; Mrs. Gardner ,
Kails City ; K. K , Hcaklns , Irvlngton ; J , A.
Fryc , Florence. U. H. MonRrovc. Columbus ;
George M. Hakor , Grnnd Island , nml J. C.
riliiR. St. I'aul , are state arrivals stoppluR at
Drs. W. H. Hancliptt and I' . C. Morlarlty
tead papers nt the meeting of the Omaha
Medical society lost night.
ToiniiliInriitI llnriinr Uloxpn.
The baxnnr of Tcmplo Israel , which ha *
been In progress for a week nt Metropolitan
hull , wii.s brought to a closa nt an cnrly
hour this mornlnjr. All the. various contests
and chance pamex were llnally decided.
Joseph SonnenlHTR made an Ideal auctioneer
for the many article * Unit were passed up
from the various booths to bo old from the
ptagp. At 'the ' conclusion of the fair Ilabbt
Franklin said to The Hoc that lu- thought
the- net proceeds would amount to about
fJ.OOO. After nu elaborate supper had been
serve * ! dancing1 mas Indulged In until an
You will make no mistake If you come t
ut for your Suit , Wnlst or Skirt we buy no
job lots every garment tlmt finds n vines
m our houra must have , style , quality ami
workmanship to recommend It. Wo buy no
off colors ni > matter what discount the man-
ufncturer otters. Wo offer our customers
only the colors that are popular shades.
TUM Is .1 , Rood time to buy Suits , because our
stock Is complete. Don't forgot that ao ro
xtiowlng the new things In Vclllngc. Ties.
Front * . Collar * nnd Cuffs , Ureas ShluliU ana
MRS , J. BENSON
Y. M. C. A. KlUg ,
T Our big Block of
I" al1 tlic ncw
KID shades is now in . . . .
We can give you the best SI.50 Kid
Glove in the world in any shade , green ,
blue , drab , brown , red , tan , pearl , beaver ,
f castor and opera shades.
The best black Undressed Kid Glove
in the market for $1.75.
Extra fine quality Kid Gloves , in colors , $1.75.
All shades and colors in an extra quality of Glove
i T % for $1.00.
Irans , Kirmans , Siiks , Sennas , Cabistans ,
Moussouls , Camel Hairs , etc.
FROM PERSIA , TURKEY AND I11A ,
At any price you want to pay for them.
TOMORROW AND TUESDAY ,
AT 10:30 : A , M , AND 2:30 : P.M.
Will Positive be the Last Two Days
of the Sale.
Also a choice selection of
Cloisonne , Ivory Carrags , Eknzes , Teak-
woods , Porcelains , Vases , Screens , etc.
Come now while the great sale without
limit or reserve is still going on.
This is positively the last chance you will have ,
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NEBRASKA AUCTION & COMMISSION CO ,
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