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THE OMAHA SUNDAY , MAY 8 , 1808.
HAS ITS EFFECT ON SOCIETY
Weather Brings Along with it Many
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I'rnt-llolncr for the llnmllcnii
OIIIIICM that Come Off
The warm sunshine of the past week has
trough ! out many pretty spring flowers and
lots of other things. The golf season was
realty opened auspiciously yesterday after
noon at the Happy Hollow "bobolinks. "
Quito n few of the golfing devotees braved
the threatening weather nnd Improved the
Opportunity to get In n bit of practice before
the. handicap game , which will begin next
Saturday. There is no doubt but that golf
is to bo the popular sport of the exposition
season among the society folk , though a
few may let down the bars and drive out
to see a bane ball game once In a while. It
will make no difference to most of the dear
girls whether the local team takes on n
v Inning stirak or not , 4for base hits nnd
errors look alike to them. But they'll learn
In time , and If their eastern cousins will
defer their exposition trip until the latter
end of the season many of the past and
present buds may be able to keep score with
The pretty dancing party and cotillion of
company Z on Friday evening was the con
cluding event of n series that has attracted
much attention , has boon greatly enjoyed
liy the High Bchool pupils nnd their friends
und haa been deprecated to a greater or less
degree by thu teachers of those pupils. But
It was ever thus. The officers of company Z
deserve no little credit for having varied
the monotony of the academic dances by the
Introduction of the pretty features of a
cotillion , nnd from the thorough enjoyment
given the youthful dancers on that occasion
it Is safe to venture the prediction that It
will not bo the last cotillion attempted by
the pupils of the Omaha High school.
The approaching nuptials of those popu
lar young society people , Miss Susan Col-
potzer nnd Mr. Hatry F. Wllklns , has given
those who hang on to the first segment of
the social circle lots to think about nnd
more to talk about during the last week. It
Is understood that about 200 Invitations
have been Issued for the marriage ceremony ,
"which will bo solemnized nt the elegant
liomu of the brldo on Wednesday evening of
this week. The luncheon of Mrs. Ward M.
Burgess In honor of Miss Colpctzcr on Fri
day was about the only event of the week
In tlili circle of society.
Company / Kiitcrtnlim.
The Omaha Guards and the Thurslon
Hlllcs nro not the only Omaha soldiers that
liave boon mustered Into service. There are
others. Company Z of the Omaha High
school , composed of forty of the fairest
young creatures that over wandered through
the halls of the big brick building on Capitol
tel hill , Invaded Morand's hall on Friday
evening and demanded nn unconditional sur
render. The youth who were asjmblcd
there did not demur , but cnpltulatqd yithouJU
delay. It was one of the glorious
of the season and after the firing o
side shots Into the boys' ranks the
of the company , under the command of Onp-
taln Herberta Jaynes , were easy.
Aside from the company's flag the only
colors In evidence about the hall were the
red , white and blue , nnd they were taste
fully displayed In small and largo flags and
In festoons of bunting. After the two score
prospective debutantes had seized the prem
ises an armistice was agreed upon and with
a single exception there was no further dis
play of military throughout the evening. Atone
ono time nn outbreak was threatened , but
the Insurgents were speedily repulsed. The
fair young women obeyed the command to
"fall In" without delay and gave such a
highly creditable exhibition of the fin de
nlcclo school girl's Interpretation of the
army tactics that no further show ot
strength to suppress the Incipient rebellion
A program of ten dances was fol
lowed by supper , after which the cotillion
proper was started. This includued four
Very pretty figures. To dance these those
present were divided Into three Bets. The
favors Mere extremely pretty souvenirs. All
the figures were well danced. One was
somewhat novel In Us character. Before a
young man could secure a dance with a
young woman ho was compelled to demon
strate his ability at apt rhyming and many
ludicrous results followed the youth's efforts
to reply In rhyme to the remarks ot the
young women , ho who was most successful
In this competition securing the dance.
It was nigh onto midnight when the post
was evacuated and the invaders nnd defend
ers alike withdrew well pleased with the
entertainment by the only military company
ot young women in the city. Those who are
responsible for the success are : Misses Edith
v Jackson , Llla Tower , Herberta Jaynes , Faith
Potter , Dorothy Young , Gertrude Mncomber
and Lulu Edwards.
KntcrtnliiinentH ot the Week.
Miss Burnham of Lincoln Is spending Sunday -
day with Miss Alexander.
Miss Clara Palmer and Mr. George Palmer
enjoyed a trip to Denver last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor White , with their
child , have 'gone to England for a three
Mrs. 'Belden of Denver , who was one ot
Omaha's early residents. Is now visiting
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Belden.
Miss Carrie Childs , formerly of this city ,
is now employed in the dead letter office
in Washington as assistant to Mrs. Pattl
Mr. Trank H. Keshano , formerly of this
city and now stationed at Plttsburg , Kan. ,
spent Sunday with his family at 222 South
A very enjoyable surprise party was
given at Miss Alma Vodlcka's home , 017
Hickory street , in honor of her fourteenth
Wrthday anniversary , on Thursday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ambrose Hunter
have returned from a pleasant wedding trip
In the cast. They wilt be at home to their
friends after May 20 at 116 North Twenty-
Mrs. Ward M. Burgess entertained at
luucheon Friday noon tn honor of Miss Col-
pctzer , whoso wedding to Mr. Harry Wllklns
13 to occur on Wednesday. The heart-shaped
Dinner cards , surrounded with a wreath of
loses , bore the following names : Misses
Colpotzer , Cady , Webster , Mlllard , Taylor ,
Kountze , Crounse , Cook , Mesdames Smith ,
Kountze , Gulou , Burgess.
Mrs. E. K. Mnckoy of the Utopia hotel
nnd her guests gave a dancing party at the
Thurston armory on Friday evening as the
: A'F moiM Worker For The W. C. T.
U. lu Million.
One of the famous workers In the W. C.
T. U. ranks and one who stood very close
'to Frances Wlllard , Is Marlon McBrlde of
Boston. She Is a tireless worker and an
authority on pure foods. Everywhere she
goes , she recommends Postum , the famous
food drink , for she knows ot Us great work
In furnishing a pure , toothsome , hot bever
age for breakfast , much tike coffee In ap
pearance and taste , but made by food ex
perts fro pi parts ot field grains , selected to
furnish brain and nerves with the food de
manded by nature.
.It Is especially welcome to those who
find distress and disease follow coffee drinking -
ing , *
Grocers supply it at 16 and 26 coats per
Deal ot the scries ot dances which have
been held at the Utopia this winter. About
forty couple attended , most ot them being
present or former guests of Mrs. Mackcy's.
The dancing floor waa good , the music ot.
ccllent , the refreshments dainty hnd the
party as n whole a thoroughly delightful
The , firemen of No. 3 engine house gave n
dance nnd reception to a few of their rela
tives and friends on Thursday night. The
wives nnd sweethearts of the boyo were on
hand to help receive the fr6nds. ! There
were sixty couples present. During the
evening Leroy Salnclalr rendered scvcrnt
vocal selections and ho was well received In
his rendition of "Tho Battleship Maine. "
The party broke Dp about midnight , well
satisfied with their evening's enjoyment.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Koopman , 2331 South
Eighteenth street , celebrated the twenty-
fifth anniversary of their wedding on Fri
day evening. Quests to the number of about
seventy-five gathered to do honor to the
occasion. The program Included nn address
by Rev. J. M. Wilson , pastor of Castellar
Street Presbyterian church , of which Mr.
nnd Mrs. Koopman nnd family are hosorcd
members. Ho spoke of their personal Chris
tian character and held them to bo an Ideal
family. Mr. Franklin W , Corliss , president
of the Board of Trustees of the same church ,
of which board Mr. Koopman Is n member ,
spoke of his faithfulness and efficiency for
many years. Mr. Koopman replied In n few'
well chosen words. In behalf of the old
neighbors Mrs. W. S. Johnson , who has for
fifteen years been a neighbor of the Koop-
mans , gave nn address. Mrs. A. Thomas
Sldwell gave a reading of "Tho Worn Wed
ding Ring. " Songs by Mru , C. B. Wilson
and MUs Soudcrs and a guitar nnd man
dolin quartet by Messrs. Gutting , Schllck
and Malstrom , with three verses ot "Blest
Bu the TIe That Binds , " which was sung
by request of nn absent brother of Mrs.
Koopmnn , concluded the program , which
was followed by supppr. The supper was
one to be remembered. No pains or expense
had been cparcd In Its preparation. The
presents were numerous and valuable. The
Board of Trustees presented a costly tea set.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Koopman have nine children
living , all of whom were- present with the
exception of William , who Is a member of
the Thurston Rifles and In camp at Lincoln.
Mr. Arthur Orady Potter of Oninhn , now
living In New York , IB to be married In
Juno to Miss Mildred Oorham Tufts of 124
West Eleventh street , New York city.
Miss Llzzlo Lay was married to Mr. W. It.
Cahlll at St. Phltomena's cathedral on
Thursday , Ucv. H. J. McDovItt officiating.
Mr. Charles Southard acted as best man nnd
Miss Beatrice McOInn ns bridesmaid. Mr.
nnd Mrs. Cahlll will bo nt honie to their
friends at 1110 South Ninth street after May
On Monday evening. May 2 , nt the home
of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. McVea. 2G18 Bristol
street. Mr. W. W. Whitney of this city and
Miss Emma C. Marshall of Arlington , Neb. ,
were married. The ring wedding ceremony
was performed by Hcv. Prank W. Foster ,
Into pastor of Immanucl Baptist church. Mr.
A. n. Miller'and his sister. Miss. M. M. M1U
Icr , of Arlington served ns groomsman and
brl'desmnld , respectively. Miss Vern McVea
was the ring bonrcr and Miss Dora E. Whit
ney the flower girl. A largo number of
guests were present to offer congratulations ,
nnd many beautiful nnd useful presents were
received by the bride nnd groom from their
The Sacred Heart church was filled last
Wednesday morning , despite the rain , with
friends to witness the- marriage of Miss
Katherlno Cosgrovo nnd Mr. P. B. Mona-
ghan. Miss Umlly Myles acted as brldrs-
mald nnd the groom was attended by his
brother , Will , as best man. Messrs. J.
Bowes and Edward Welsh performed the
duties of ushers nnd the choir was assisted
by Misses J. Croft and Myles. After the
ceremony nt the church the happy couple ,
together with the Immediate relatives and a
few lnvlte < l friends , adjourned to the home
of the bride's parents , Mr. and Mrs. John
Cosgrove. where an elegant wedding break
fast awaited them. Following th.o usual
custom , the bride threw her bouquet to her
young woman friends. Miss Kato Myles beIng -
Ing the fortunate receiver. Mr. and Mrs.
Monaghan will be nt home , K20 South
Twenty-fourth street , after Juno 1.
Mnvcnieiiin of People.
Mr. Gould Dlctz Is In Sheridan , Wyo.
Miss Winifred Keano has returned from
Mrs. R. It. Clarkson has returned from
Mrs. Jay D. Poster Is visiting friends In
Burlington , la.
Miss Flora Webster has returned from
nn eastern trip.
Mrs. Fitch nnd Miss Fitch have removed
to 1136 South Thirty-first street.
Mrs. Wllklns arrived In Oninhn on Sat
urday to attend the Wllklns-Colpetzer nup
Miss Elsie Rcasoncr , who has been visitIng -
Ing friends In Chicago , returned to Omaha
Miss Nellie Connor left last Monday for a
month's visit with friends In DCS Molncs
and Vnll , la.
Mrs. Joseph A. Sykes nnd Mr. Benjamin
A. ykcs nro visiting friends In the western
part of Pennsylvania.
Mrs. N. P. Fell and daughter toft yesterday
afternoon for Cleveland , where they will
enjoy a fortnight's visit.
Mr. W. S. Rector nnd family have taken
rooms at the Murray hotel for this month ,
after which they will reside at 621 Park
R. R. Barnes of Clyde , N. Y , , on his way
home from the Pacific coast. Is stopping
with his nephew , Mr. E. B. Tolmage , IOCS
South Twenty-ninth street.
Dr. Robert Perclvol Jensen received his
appointment as first lieutenant and assistant
surgeon of the First regiment , Nebraska
volunteers , last Tuesday morning. Ho passed
his examinations nnd left for Lincoln the
same day. Dr. Jensen Is an Omaha bay ,
having been born and reared In this city.
He received his medical education nt tlio
John A. Creighton Medical college , whcro
he was graduated two years ago , being the
youngest member of his class.
! M > nmiro In I'roMUPVt.
Miss Dewey has Issued cards for a lunch
eon on Thursday at 8 , at Worthlngton place.
The Woman's Christian association hns
arranged for an Interesting lecture by Miss
Helen Kelleher on Thursday evening at the
! Irst Congregational church.
Miss Ada E. Stlger spent last Friday visitIng -
Ing with friends In Omaha.
"Sam Hortcn and family started on their
trip to Arkansas last Wednesday.
Mr. Bales nnd family of Omaha have taken
tho-house where Ed E. Cone formerly re
> Ir. and Mrs. Pete Larson last week en
tertained nt dinner a number of their
friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Hcffeinnger of Omaha
moved last week Into the house vacated by
Mr. Linn nnd family.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Barrbal nnd family have
taken for the summer the house formerly
occupied by O. Spearman.
Services will be held nt the Methodist
Episcopal church at the usual hour today by
the pastor. Rev. Frank Bross.
Mrs. W. H. Safford returned homo last
Wednesday from n two months' visit with
relatives nnd friends In denescc , 111.
Mr. Smith and children , who have been
visiting at the home of llr. and Mrs. Will
J. Joseph , departed for their home last
The small children of this place celebrated
the first days of May In hanging May baskets
In the evenings nt the doors of their
The Ladles' Aid society meeting to have
been held nt the homo or Mrs. McCoy was
postponed on account of the rain till next
Wednesday nt 2 p. m.
The class meeting commenced on last
Thursday evening by the teachers of the
Methodist Episcopal Sunday school was well
attended and will meet hereafter nt the
church every Thursday and anyone Inter
ested In the work Is welcome to attend.
Charlie Bailey entertained n few of his
little friends at his home last Wednesday
afternoon In honor of his birthday anni
versary. Though It was a rainy day , a num
ber were present and n pleasant time was
spent , after which refreshments were served
and each ono recelvd a smalt flag as a
Thomas Miller went to Lincoln Wednesday
Miss Agnes Nelson visited friends In
Omaha Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Lou Grebe ot Omaha was visiting her
mother , Mrs. Reeves , Wednesday.
James WIlsou and wife of Omaha were
visiting with their parents Saturday and
Herbert M. Rogers ot Omaha was In town
Tuesday on buslnefs connected with hit
property at this place.
Miss Evn Leach , who has been visiting
with friends the last week nt Crescent , la. ,
returned homo Friday.
Several members of the Coffee club ot
Omaha were visiting nt the homo of Mrs.
D. C. llns.1 Thursday evening.
Miss Prudence Tracy , postmistress , nni
her sister-ln-lnw , Mrs. J. M. Tracy , went
to Omaha Saturday on business.
Frank Tracy returned homo Thursday
from n visit with friends In lown , making
the trip both wayu on his wheel.
EJ. H. Walker was across the river a
couple of days this week looking after
things on his farm near Lovelnnd , la.
Mlsa Eunice Tracy returned homo from
Lincoln Friday , where she has been for sev
eral days , singing , going with friends from
On account of the rain the Woodmen of
the World did not have their public meetIng -
Ing nt the city hall Wednesday night , as
Mrs. J. M. Stevenson of Evanston , Wyo. ,
who has been hete several weeks visiting
hrr brother , 13. II. Walker , returned to her
Shane & Jackson have their derricks work
ing In good shape and are removing dirt
from the excavation whcro the new build
ing Is to bo nt the water works.
Robert H. Olmstead nt the recent meetIng -
Ing of the city council was appointed city
attorney for this city. This makes the
eleventh time Mr. Olmstead has been ap
About a dozen of the female friends of
Mrs. Ocorgo Sleh came from Omaha Friday
and surprised Mrs. Sleh at her home. It
being her birthday , part of them going to
Calhoun on the evening train to visit friends
The employes of the water works became
patriotic ono day this week and took up n
collection among themselves , amounting to
enough to purchase n United States flag ten
feet wide and twenty feet long , which will
bo hung nt the main entrance of the pumpIng -
Miineum Mini Tlienter Oiienn ,
The Omaha Museum and Theater company
became nn addition to local amusements
last night. 'Its quartern , at 1315 nnd 1317
Farnam street , were opened to good business
nnd for a first performance the show \vna
well designed to afford enjoyment to Its
patrons. The enterprise Is under the man
agement of WJllUm H. Troost , who hns
personally superintended every detail and
the big force of carpenters nnd decorators
that have been nt work In the building
for the past three weeks have converted
the business block Into a very commodious
and attractive place of amusement. The
Interior Is very prettily decorated and every
convenience that the patronage demands Is
afforded. This Is especially true of the curio
parlora on the second floor , which arc ar
tistically finished In n delicate tint of blue.
The curiosities are ranged around the sides
of the room and the rear Is occupied by
the stage , on which Is given a performance
particularly adapted to the tastes of the
women nnd children. '
The main performance Is given In the
thcatorlum on the first floor , which la
equipped with a very pretty stage nnd 800
opera chairs. The artists who were heard
last night included May Evans , who ren
dered n number of whistling selections In a
very acceptable manner ; Alma Howard , a
soprano soloist with a very sweet voice and
a pleasing stage presence , and Nadlne. '
Fred Lauer , who was accused of petty
larceny , was discharged for lack of prose
Patrick Tuey pleaded guilty to petty lar
ceny yesterday In police court and was fined
$50 and costs.
The City Improvement committee of the
Woman's club will meet Monday , May 0 ,
at 4 p. m. , in the club parlors.
From now on all members of the police
force will ho Inspected as to their personal
appearance before they go on duty each
William Walts , a calored man , who "was
charged with assaulting Samuel J. Vnndcr-
bllt , was released on motion of the county
Four scorchers. Swan Johnson , L. Bauer ,
H. H. Donovan nnd Frank Ward , were ar
raigned before Judge Gordon yesterday
and fined $1 nnd costs.
Fred M. Hammond ot 1S30 North Seven
teenth * street , accidentally stepped on a
rusty nail some days ago and as a result
is now suffering terribly with an attack of
The local Knights ot Pythias held brief
services yesterday over the body of
Frank McCoy at Swanson's undertaking
rooms , and the body will be sent to rela-
tltC ? at Randolph , N. Y. , this evening.
A program of specialties concluding with
a dance was given Friday night at Engine
House No. 3. A number of athletic exhi
bitions were given and there were several
musical contributions by the firemen and
Charles A. Logan , proprietor of a farm
five miles beyond Council Bluffs , la. , lost
$4 yesterday among Omaha thieves. Sadie
Alcove , a colored woman , was arrested for
the < hcft and was charged with larceny
from the person.
The Irish-American Exposition club will
hold Us next special meeting In the
hull In the Arlington block on Sunday ,
May 8 at 2 p. m. Permanent organization
will then bo effected , for which reason a
full atendance Is expected.
The work on the upper floors of the new
poetoffice has been progressing very slowly
of late , but the difficult parts are all passed
now nnd work will progress rapidly from
now on. The contracts have all been let
und the only delay will be on lack of ma
The United .States '
grand jury'was grindIng -
Ing away yesterday , but nothing of Impor
tance was dqne. About fifty cases were dis
posed of last week , but so far no Informa
tion is given out concerning indictments.
The jury adjourned at 2:30 : yesterday att-
binoon but will bo In session again to
I'HUSONAI , PAIIARIIAIMIS.
John Ailing , Jr. , Is In the city.
United States Senator F. E. Warren of
Wyoming is at the Mlllard.
W. A. Dllworth , L. C. Chapln , Alfred S.
Cooley and A. C. Langdon nro Ltncolnltcs
nt the Barker.
E. Corbln of Grand Island. D. A. Chamber-
Iain of Wymore , Curtis Cook of Kearney
and Robert H. Lord of Genoa ore state
guests at the Barker.
Miss Marie Heath of Chicago , Miss Alma
Howard of San Francisco , Mile. Nadlne of
Chicago and Miss Edna Eddy of Chicago nro
vaudevilles playing the Omaha circuit stop
ping nt the Barker. ,
John E. O'Brien of Plttsburg. J. V. Zorby
of Chicago , O. E. Foster of Deadwood. C. R.
Truax of Atlantic , la. , C. E. Wllklns of
Philadelphia. J. T. Hogan of Sioux City , H.
M. Rogers of Chicago and F. F. Henry of
Cincinnati are commercial men spending
Sunday at the Barker.
Ncbroskans at the hotels : W. C. Alex
ander , Ponder : W. W. Murray , Arapahoe ;
A. Wickstrom. Wilcox ; S. J. Weeks. O'Neill :
John J. O'Shea , Madison ; Perry Moss nnd
son , Fremont , A. J. Webster. Falls City ;
George Rogers , wife and son , Otis Whlpple ,
Lincoln ; G. O. Hutchett , Wymore ; M. D.
Blllmeyer , Lexington ; M. M. Robertson ,
S. E. Parker , Sharon , WIs. , writes "I
have tried Do Witt's Witch Hazel Salvo
for Itching piles and It always stops them
In two minutes. I consider De Witt's
Witch Hazel Salve the greatest pile euro
on the market. "
I MUSIC. I
J iAI J iAMLM M SI IIAfctSlill
The ImpcTtdcekit muslo In the everyday
aff&Ira of the vrx * ! Is realized by tow who
arc not called upon to glvo It particular con
sideration. It Jiasource , of nmniemcut how
largely It enters tVito our most prevalent
customs nnd WWt Idepondcnt we are upon It
In the carrying forward of < jur most com
monplace occurrences. Our march through
the world from the cradle to the grave la
nccompllshodiho' Ihe accompaniment of I fa
varied rthm s. iTicS gentle slumber of In
fancy casts Mj' Mbtlo Influence over us to
the mother's lutlqby and as we are lowered
Into the grave the stratus of the dirge or
the hymn drown the creaking of the under
taker's appliances and proclaim that the
dust has returned to dust whence It camo.
Music In Its highest scnec Is the language
of the heart and wherever there la emotion
to be expressed Its assistance may be legiti
mately evoked. Dy Its means emotion can
bo expressed which transcends the power of
words. It ameliorates euffc'rlng , stimulates i
courage , Imbues with enthusiasm and often ,
makes a coward a hero upon the field of
battle. As a language of love It bos set the
whole world In harmonious vibration and
amalgamated millions of hearts. Without
doubt Its highest ofllco Is In the church. Ke-
llglous worship Is In Its essence an emotion
nnd whatever serves to glvo expression to
that emotion is the means of communication
between the created and the Creator and
therefore sacred. It Is not contended that
music as actually folind In the churches Is
an act of worship or In any way sacred. It
Is unfortunately the case that It Is usually
nothing but n more or less well prepared
public performance , calculated to show oft
the ability possessed by the performers.
Considered simply as a part of the program
performed at a specific time on a particular
day of the week , for a purpose almost uni
versally approved , music Is n most Important
matter. In the Catholic churches a mass
must bo sung which requires the services
of a choir and an organist. In the Protestant
churches programs of various kinds nnd
lengths arc rendered at their services. With
out music It would be very strange , not to
say dimcult , to conduct a church service In
this nineteenth century.
The proclaiming of the doctrine of "Peace
on earth , good will to men , " during nearly
1900 years , has not succeeded In doing away
with the apparent necessity of war. The
universal brotherhood of mankind seems to
bo about where It was when Cain and Abel
attempted to settle their differences with a
club. Great progress has been made , but It
has been In the club not In the men. One
branch of this progress has been the evolu
tion of music of a patriotic or warlike char
acter. The pent-up emotions of the people ,
especially those not actually engaged In the
strife , find relief In the composition of war
songs and national hymns. Mass meetings
for the consideration of war measures and
policies express Iholr feelings and Increase
their enthusiasmby singing. The soldiers
upon the field"ftjrget their danger and
fatigue under the jnsplrlng Influence of oven
so meagre an allowance of music as cn br >
furnished by drums and fifes. The mother nt
home feels her heart thrill nt the sound of
the same patriotic strains whl"h > ead her
boy at the front116 face death without fear.
Music Is equally Uio language of peace and
strife ; of love Japdj death. Wherever there Is
a heart to be touched Its Influence Is potent.
If'nccompanles-tli * brldo to the altar with
out regard to the outcome of 'the Impending
matrimonial venture. It hns been said that
music , like flo\vcrs. Is always appropriate.
One mightaddthat It Is almost always
necessary. " " HOMER MOORE.
' il * tt
i .llMn l3' < il , Note * . ,
Mrt and''Mra.r ' George Henschcl taro at
present giving tf-s'eries of song recitals In
London , England.
There seems to bo a feeling In New York
that Walter Damrosch will be elected to
succeed Anton Seldl as conductor of the
Herbert Butler , formerly of this city , per
formed successfully the violin " "part In a
sonata by Brahms at a concert at Berlin a
short time ago. His tectonic was wclj
Booken of bv the critics.
Mmc. Eleanore Meredith , who gave a
very successful recital tn this city last win
ter before the musical department of the
Women's club , sang recently the soprano
part In "Elijah" In Ottawa , Canada.
S. B. Mills , for many years one of the
leading piano teachers of the United
States and a resident of Now York City , has
returned to' Wales , the land of his birth ,
and expects to reside , there permanently.
It looks at the present time as If the per
manent orchestra being organized In New
York for Seldl at the time of hla death la
abandoned. If .this Is true. It will leave the
old Philharmonic orchestra full master of
An adjourned meeting of the musicalde
partment of the Woman's club will bo held
next Tuesday morning at the First Congre
gational church for the election of officers
for the ensuing year. All members of the
club mo urgul to bo present at 10 o'clock.
Tomorrow evening at the First Methodist
church Mr. Kelly and the Madrigal club
will give the second recital of the series
begun -last week. The soloist of the occa
sion will bo Miss Helen Burnham. The
Madrigal club will be heard In two Inter-
Nosi Thursday evening at the Kountze
Memorial Lutheran church the church
chorus , under the direction of Mr. Leo G.
Kratz , will give a concert and will be as
sisted by G. W. Karbach , 'E. Harnlsch and
the T. K. quartet. A chorus entitled , "O
Land of Freedom , " composed by Mr. Kratz ,
will bo sung.
William Apthorp , musical editor of the
Boston Transcript- been lecturing re
cently upon "Musical Criticism , " and stated
that the critic must also be an Interpreter
of music. Mr. Apthorp Is one of the most
thoroughly educated musicians In Boston
and prepares the analytical notes for the
programs of the Boston Symphony orches
Lillian Blauvelt ; the -well known. American
soprano , recently scored a great success In
Rome , Italy , wjicro she sang the soprano
part In Verdi's "Musga.da . Requiem , " given
by the Royal Accademla dl Santa Cecelia.
She learned too music' within the short
tlmo of four..daw and sang It with such
rase and nBauraiifce that the audience gave
her a thorouKfciy"Itallan ovation.
In the progra'm'felvcn ' at the Second Organ
Recital concerts' ' "ftf " the once-a-week series
tomorrow ( M M y ) night at the First
Methodist cbnrcU. under Thomas J. Kelly ,
organist , auil > ii Madrigal club , a number
of patriotic rtfa gill bo Introduced. .Among
the principal numbers will bo : "For the
People , " natjtm.lf. Mr. C. Kelly and the
Madrigal clut1 ) ! " 'Spring Song. " Plnsutl , the
Madrigal clulbVgan solo , "Reverie , " Jean
Lois Nlcodo ; ( < 8ofo ( soprano ) , "Invocation , "
D'Hardelot , Vfibnv Helen Burnham ; Finale. ,
"The Spirit of , ( be Times , " Improvised , Mr.
Kelly and thu adrlgal club.
The exccutyveCjommlttee , for the National
Congress of Musicians to be held In this
city June 13tl trfJuly 4. Inclusive , Is now
complete nmr Is "B'S follows ; Homer Moore ,
Omaha , chafrrateft Lolils C. Elson. Boston ;
Dr. Gerrlt Smith * ' New York ; William H.
Sherwood , Chicago ; A. M. Foerster , Pitts-
burg ; Ernst G. Kroegcr , Saint Louis , and
John C. Flllniore , Clnremont , Cal. Each of
these gentlemen will be present at the con
gress and'take an active part In Us ses
sions. Mr. ElsonIs the musical editor of
the Boston Advertiser , a member of the
faculty of the New England conservatory ,
n lecturer upon musical subjects and the
author of several books. Dr. Smith Is or
ganist of South church , New York , an offi
cer of the "Manuscript society , a composer
and conductor of High standing. Mr. Sher
wood Is too well known In Omaha to need
any Introduction. The other members of
the committee hav been announced al
One of the most Important musical events
of the musical season will occur tomorrow
evening at tho.First 'Congregational church ,
when Mr. William Armstrong , musical ed
itor of the Chicago Tribune , will glvo a lec
ture on "Modern British Composers. " Mr.
Armstrong Is the Intimate friend of nearly
nil the leading muilclani of England and
ha * had abundant opportunities to study
their dally lives nnd characters , lie c n
trll us a grout many thlngi about how the
composer worki In the production of his
xomtosillong. Mr. Armstrong wilt be as
sisted by Mr. and Mrs. Mnrtln Cahn , Miss
Laura VanKuran , MUs Ilclcno Wyman and
Homer Moore , who will perforryi n fine pro
gram of songs nnd arias by the writers of
whom Mr. Armstrong will speak. Three
selections will Include an nrla from
"Colomba , " by MncKenile , nnd n group of
songs by the same writer ; nn nrla from
Sullivan's grand opera , "Ivanhooj" a solo
nnd duet from MncKenrle's dramatic oratorio
torio , "Tho Hose of Sharon , ' " and several
miscellaneous song * . Several of these num
bers have never been heard In this city.
After leaving Omaha Mr. Armstrong will
proceed to London to fill lecture engage
Ante Room Echoes
Fraternal Commissioner Reese reports that
most of the leading fraternities of the United
States are taking stops to bo represented at
the exposition. As the tlmo for opening
draws near the demand for dates upon which
to hold fraternity conventions and reunions
Increases , as does the demand for space for
headquarters. All fraternities which do not
secure their space before Juno 1 will be
disappointed , ns all arrangements must bo
completed by that tlmo. Negotiations are
about completed between five or six of the
great orders of the country who nro to con
tribute liberally to the erection of
"Fraternity Temple. " These orders will bo
granted the choice of rooms In the order
In which they announced their Intention to
assist tn the erection of the building. The
present outlook Is that not less than forty
fraternities will have headquarters In this
1'rnlernnl Union of Aniorlcn.
The Tennessee Fraternal Union members
nro co-operating with several other fra
ternities nnd will run two excursions to
Omaha In July and August.
New lodges have recently boon established
at Red Oak , Elliott , Osage , Gracttlngcr ,
Fremont , Springfield and Scrnnton , la.
Mondamln lodge has shown unusual ac
tivity lately , and will give a grand May
ball at its hall on the night of May 1G.
Various lodges of the Union throughout
the United States are voting unanimously In
favor of the proposition to pay benefits to
members who enlist In the army and are
killed or Injured In the service.
Several Omaha members of the order at
tended an open box social given by Liberty
lodge , Missouri Valley , on Tuesday evening.
The social jvns a success and the visitors
were given a hearty reception.
Banner lodgu was well attended last week.
One new member was Initiated and seven
applications were voted upon. On the
night of the regular open meeting , May
2C , this lodge will glvo a May polo party.
KIM | Moil.
Robert T. Daniel , the supreme head of the
Order of Red Men , has issued a communica
tion to each of the tribes of that onlcr en
couraging them to excuse members who
enter the army from paying dues while In
the service , nnd In every way to lend their
assistance to President McKlnlcy In the
present crisis. More than 100 companies ,
composed entirely of Red Men , have already
offered their services to President McKlnlcy
In case they are needed.
Tribe Yahnundahsls , No. 2. has placed a
fine new piano In Its hall , and hereafter Us
music will take the'place of the tom-tom.
The monthly socials which Omaha tribe.
No. 18 Is giving to paleface friends arc prov
ing a great success.
White Fawn council , Daughters of Poco-
hontas , entertained very handsomely on
April 30. The.early part of the evening was
given to cards and dancing and later a dainty
lunch was served.
On May 12 Alfaretta council , Daughters of
Pocohontas , will glvo a May party at
Morand's dancing academy.
Modern Woodmen of America.
Beech camp No. 1454 , Modern Woodmen of
America , held on especially Interesting
meeting Friday night. Seven new members
were Initiated and the local lodge was as
sisted by a degree team from South Omaha.
After 'the conclusion of the ceremonies re
freshments were served and the visitors
were royally entertained.
After a long struggle with Fulton , 111. ,
Rock Island finally secured the papers and
documents whlcli belong to the head camp
of the Modern Woodmen of America and on
April 27 the cornerstone was laid for a
magnificent building which Is to be the home
of the head camp. The building Is to be
three stories In height , of brick with terra
cotta trimmings , and will cost $69,800.
Independent Workmen of America.
The Independent Workmen of America
have secured space In the Nebraska state
building1 the exposition and Omaha lodge
No. 1 will endeavor to get the assistance of
all lodges In the utate nnd decorato"VUtrvl > ace
In such a manner that It will bo In every
way representative of the order.
Omaha lodge , No. 1 , of the Independent
Workmen of the World has passed a meas
ure which IB quite an Innovation In frater
nity circles. Daughters , wives nnd sisters
of the members of the lodge are now 'eligible
to full membership In the lodge , and may
enjoy all the rights and privileges of any
member of the prdcr.
Woodmen of the World.
Neola camp at Ncola. la. , will on this
Sunday unveil n beautiful monument to the
memory .of a late member of that camp.
A special train bearing members of the
sixteen camps of Omaha , South Omaha and
Council Bluffs will be run for this occasion.
It Is expected that the Alpha Guards and
the camp band will attend In a body.
Last Sunday George I. Yoder of Alpha
camp , .Woodmen of the World , was. burled
at Forest Lawn , the Woodmen having
charge of the ceremonies. Mr. Yoder was
also a member of Crook camp of the Sons
Order of Scottish Claim.
Clan Gordon , No. 63 , Order of Scottish
Clans , held a well attended meeting Tues
day evening , at 212 North Sixteenth street.
After the usual business a very Interesting
paper on "Cuba and Its People" was read
and Clansman John French paid a glowing
tribute to Gladstone In an able address and
pointed out the grand example of right living
which the "Grand Old Man , " who Is nearlng
his end , has left to the world.
Live Oak Grove No. 1 held an enthusiastic
meeting Friday evening nt which twenty
Tb Royal Is the highest grade baking powder
known. Actual test * ( bow it goeioaa-
tbird farther than any other broad.
OV . ttKlNS FOwCin CO. , NEW VBKH.
new member * were received. The grove Is
also preparing an entertainment for the
night of May 20 , which wilt bo under the
charge of Prof. Monte Pamoim. Prof. Par-
ons will be assisted by the best talent In
the city. ThU will be the second entertain
ment given by the grove.
Secret Hoclety Kitten ,
Nebraska lodge No. 1 , Knights of Pythias ,
has under consideration the establishment of
a uniform rank.
The Masonic Grand Lodge of Nebraska
trill hold Its annual meeting In Omnha com
mencing Juno IS and lasting for several
The Ladles' Aid society of the Crook camp
of Sons of Veterans gave a very successful
May party nt Moruud's dancing academy
last Monday night.
E. M. Bartlett , George P. Cronk , M. P.
O'Brien nnd W. B. Taylor of tho-local Elks
lodge left Thursday for Now Orleans , whcro
they will attend the annual reunion of the
By Invitation of members of the Grant
post of the Grand Army of the Republic , J.
T. Robinson rend "Reminiscences of
Chlckamauga" nt the last meeting of the
The decision has been given by the grand
officers of the Foresters that according to
their constitution all claims for death or
Injuries received In defending the govern
ment will be paid In full and that no special
action is necessary to make the policies of
the order hold during military service.
The Tennessee Red Men , Fraternal Union
of America , and Woodmen of the World
seem determined to bo fully represented nt
the Transmlpslsslppl Exposition. Com
mittees have already written to Commis
sioner Reese and secured his co-operation
In the securing of low rates from Ten
Il I.WIICATIO.V OF 1'HOSPKIUTY
Uminunlcctimtiliitloii of Dirt In the
.Street Hue t liifrenned Traffic.
Superintendent Beverly of the street department
partment says that since the first spring
cleaning the condition of the streets affords
conclusive evidence of the fact that Omaha
has taken n big lunge In advance since last
year. His records show that the ordinary
accumulations of refuse on the down town
streets Is nearly three times what It was n
year ago. This Is taken to Indicate n cor
responding Increase In traffic.
In connection with the street question the
Board of Public Works Is being deluged with !
protests from wheelmen and others on ac
count of the incessant sprinkling of the
asphalt pavements In the business district.
The sprinklers Industriously fccattcr a
veritable deluge of water on the pavements ,
Taffeta diess skirts 3 styles.
Teffeta tucked waists black
Ladies' tailored suits ,
Seperate linen skirts.
White pique separate skirts.
White shirt waists lawn and
New ties , belts , collars and
cuffs , etc.
Ladies' silk underwear.
All at low prices ,
1510 Douglas Street
which mingles with the refuio nnd form * n
coat ot thin , sloppy mud that makes the
street as Impassable for wheels ns though
It vrns n rainy day. H also Interferes ran-
torlntly with the street cleaning and !
vigorously condemned by lilt the Board Of
Public Works officlalR. City Engineer Hose- *
water drew up an ordinance nome tlmo ago , "
which proposed to create sprinkling districts
and place the matter under municipal con
trol , but the ordinance was handed over to n
councilman who Is the proprietor of the
sprinkler * and it has uovcr bccu heard ot
Colonel Torrry lit Town.
A dispatch has just come to hand nn-
nouncliiR that Hon. Jny L. Torroy , man-
user of ( ho Kmplro Cattle company of
Wyoming , Is on his way to Omaha from
Chicago and will bo hero over Sunday. Mr.
Torrey Is ono of the colonels recently ap
pointed by the president to rnlso n cavalry
regiment nmong western cattlemen and I *
now on his way to organize Ills force of
hardy range riders , lie will ICOYO over the
Union Pacific this afternoon at 4:35 : o'clock.
KOU GRAY OR
is thu only preparation before the
public toduy thiiti restores Gray
Hair to its original eolor , or that
Hives to IJIeaelicil Hair that uni
form shade and lustre without in
some manner injuring the scalp ,
the hair or the general heiilth.
No. 1 Ktnelc. No. 5-U. Chestnut.
No. 2 Dark Hrnwn. No. G Uold Itlondi- .
No. 3 Mod. Hrown. No. 7 Ash Ulonde.
No. 4 Chestnut. 1'rlco fl.60 and J3.00.
Solo Manufacturers nnd Patentees :
Imperial Chemical M'fg. CD. , 20U Fifth Avo. ,
N. Y. For xitlQ In Omnlm by Illclmrdson
Drug Co. , Bhcrmntt & MuCunnell.lKia Uodgo
St. Applied by nil Hnlr Dressvm.
New York on
display Won- , ,
day , We are' '
the only 1 ,
HoiS3 ! in .
ing strictly N ,
Y. Patterns , all at very reason
able prices ,
MRS. R. H. DAVIES
The swellest White
Hats in Omaha.
203 S. 15th Street.
1520 Douglas street is the new store of
The handiest place in town , and you know our
reputation. Grand opening next Saturday night.
T. L. Combs & Co. , J520 Douglas Street.
Mrs. J. Benson ,
Y. M. C. A. Building.
NEW SHIRT WAISTS
Coming in every day
and they are just what people want just the
right weight for this time of year neither
too dark nor too light.
Ilumlsoine plaids and biased
striped Blouse Fronts far prettier
and chua | > cr than any waists
over olTurod before. Price 50o
Now Silk and Satin Waists In all colors Just In.
Satins from $4.50 up. Silks from $3.25 up.
Dress Skirts from $1.50 up. Colored Pettlsoats from 75c up.
We've got a very largo and elegant line of BELTS leather , velvet , untln nnd
metal jeweled or plain.
Handsome Velvet Belts , with cut steel ornaments , from 7Cc up.
Velvet Belts with gilt jeweled buckles COc , TCc , $1.25 and up to $3.50.
Satin Belts , with jewel trimmings $1.00 up.
Leather Bolts , steel studded. Leather Belts from 25c up.
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