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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY. DECEMBER 28, 1002.
SOCIETY HAS MUCH ON HAND
Calendar Contain' Loos? Litt of Affair
REVIVAL OF AN OLD TIME CUSTOM
Keeping- Open Hons on Sew Tear's
Hay o Re a Feature of the
Week In Omaha On re
Making l.lsht of Love.
Harvey M. Miller In Smart Set.
The maid expeevs
Ilpr beau tonlKht,
And fills the Move
Because the air
In raw and damp
But quite forget
To till the lump.
They mnke a match.
There In the dark;
And on the Kofa
Have a spark.
To them seems bright
Ilecanxe their talk
la very light.
Those member! of sorlety who have com
plained that the past week has been a dull
one tor the holiday season will doubtless
have reason to be thankful that It has
been so before the close of this week, for
there Is enough gayety planned for the
next few days to tax the endurance of peo
ple who have kept more regular hours than
oclety has of late. Before the close of
the week young and old, great and small,
Will have had an Inning, for there are
dances and dinner parties, receptions and
luncheons, teas and theater parties and
almoHt every other sort of gathering, both
formal and Informal, that promise to keep
oclety very much occupied. The week's
calendar, so far as It has been announced,
Includes In parr: Monday evening Mr. and
Mrs. Klrkendall's dancing party for their
daughter. Miss Ada; Mr. and Mrs. E. A.
Cudahy's dancing party for their daughter.
Miss Jeanne, and Mr. Edward Cudahy; the
meeting of the Thistle club at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hitchcock; a reunion of
the Omaha High School class of '99 at the
home of Miss Blancbo Rose water; Miss
Paulcne Schenck'e card party at Summit
place; the Library party, at the Metropoli
tan club, given by the members of the Home
Queen's circle; Miss Elma Rothschild's tea
In the afternoon lor her guest. Miss Hlrsch
of Pes Moines; Mrs. Francis Brogan's en
tertainment, also In the afternoon, of the
French club, and the dancing party given
by tho Omaha Guards Id the evening. On
Tuesday evening a whole list of dinner
parties, to be followed by a dance at the
Metropolitan club, are summed up as a din
ner dance; at the Normandle that evening
a party of young people of tho Hanscom
park neighborhood will enjoy a dancing
party given In honor of some of the girls
who are at home from school; the Omaha
High school class of 1900 will hold Its an
nual reunion at the home of Mr. Arthur
Smith, at 624 Park avenue, and Mrs. Na
than Merrlaro will give a luncheon at 1
o'clock for her daughter. Miss Nathalie. On
Wednesday evening the dancing party to be
given by Mr. Frank Brown at his home on
South Twenty-sixth avenue will be one oi
the week's features, for though it has not
been so announced. It Is In reality the in
troduction of his daughter. Miss Ella Mae
Brown, one of the several charming girls
who "finished" lost spring and Is now ready
to enter society; from S until 5 o'clock Mrs.
Atex Buchanan will give a tea at her home
on Oeorgla avenue; tho annual New Year's
ball of the Metropolitan club in the even
ing; a dancing party given by the Elks and
another by the Thurston Rides not to
peak of all the watch parties will occupy
the evening. Of course, Thursday is to be
the day of days, and of all the things
planned the informal reception to be held
at the borne of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Wske
Beld, at Twenty-sixth and Farnam streets,
by the young women who have been intro
( duced this season, takes precedence; rut
on Park avenue at the home of Mrs. F. R.
McConnell another bevy of young women
Will keep open house, and from 9:30 to 11
In the evening Miss Margaret Preston and
Miss Mildred Lomax will receive at the
home of the latter on Farnam street; the
High School Cadet ex-offlcer's hop Is one of
the features of the evening, and in the
afternoon Mrs. Herman Kountze will give
a tea. The reception to be given from 5'
vntll 8 o'clock by the Young Women's
Christian Association is to be somethVng
'more than the usual public- reception and
the receiving and assisting party Includes
a score or more of the women who mako
things popular and whose presence Insures
the social success of any affair. And then
there are the other public receptions, of
which everybody already knows, fortu
nately for society, Friday will be quiet
by comparison for the second of the series
of cotillions, which is to be given at the
Metropolitan club in the evening, is the
largest affair, though the luncheon 'to be
given that day by Mrs. Charles Offutt and
Mrs. C. E. Yost Is to be a very smart af
fair. Unity club will meet in the evening
with Mr. and Mrs. George W. Linlnger, and
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Arthur will entertain
the Hanscom Park Card club. On Saturday
evr-lng the Draaiatio club will give Its
first production, "My Lord in Livery," at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Hitchcock,
and In the afternoon Mrs. A. L. Welsh and
HAVE YOU ANY OF THESE.
ysaptonia of a Very Common Troahlct
There Is no dlrease so common In tho
United Stales as catarrh because it appears
In so many forms and attacks so many dlf
fcrent oranh. ,
It is a common mistake to suppose that
catarrh is couflned to the nose and throat.
Any Inflammation of the mucoua membrano
wherever located, accompanied by abnormal
secretions, la catarrh. Catarrh of stomach
or bladder, or Intestines is nearly as com
mon as nasal catarrh, and much more serl
oua although It Is true that stomach ca
tarrh and catarrh, of other Internal organs
la the result of neglected nsjal catarrh.
A new remedy has recently appeared
which so far as tested, seems to be re
markably effective In promptly curing ca
tarrh, wherever located. The preparation Is
old by druggists generally under name of
Btuart'a Catarrh Tablets aud in addition to
being very palatable and convenient, pos
sesses extraordinary merit, in many cases
giving immediate relief from the cough
ing, hawking and constant clearing of the
throat and bead, those symptoms with
which everyone Is familiar who has ever
suffered fiom colds lo the head and throat.
Catarrh Is simply a continuation of these
symptoms until the trouble becomes
chronlo and grows gradually worse from
year to year.
Stuart's Catarrh Tablets are composed of
Blood root, red gum and similar antiseptics
and catarrh specifics, from which It will be
en that no secret is made of the ingredi
ents and also that no mineral poisons are
used, as it the case with many well known
For catarrh of the nose, throat, bronchial
tubes, for catarrh of stomach, totealnes or
nladder no preparation is so safe and gives
such rapid and permanent results as
Stuart's Catarrh Tablets.
All druggists sell them at 60c for full
alied package. You can use them wl-.h as
surance that you will not contract the
cocaine or morphine habit as the result
from this catarrh cure are apparent from
Us first day's use.
Mrs. Crowley will give a large tea at the
home of the former on Dewey avenue from
2 until S o'clock. If anyono has any In
tention of giving a supper or ' any of the
few other things permissible on Sunday
evening they have not announced It as yet,
but beginning with Monday another round
of social affairs extends welt Into the middle
of the month. Including two weddings snd
other functions that promise to be among
the most brilliant of the winter.
In years gone by, the distinctive feature
of New Year's day that emphasised ' it
above all other days as a day dedicated to
good will and sociability was the custom of
"keeping open house." Then it was that
every gentleman threw open 'his home
and with his wife and daughters dispensed
hospitality to the society beaux, old and
young for all the men went calling on
New Year's day as they went from house
to bouse, exchanging the season's greet
ings and gossip for bright smiles or cordial
hand clasps. Invitations were wholly su
perfluous then on New Year's .day and
even those who knew themselves to be in
disfavor were privileged to call with the
assurance of being well received. Of late
years this charming old custom has been
less and less observed, until It has be
come scarcely more than a memory, giv
ing place to the formal modern reception,
an affair scarcely more restricted by invi
tation than In real cordiality or sincerity;
an Institution chiefly satisfactory to Its
host or hostess as a means of cancelling
social Indebtedness rather than an expres
sion of good will.
Whether It is the tendency to revert to
those things and customs that are quaint
and old fashioned or whether It is due to
the presence in society this season of
the daughters of several women, who less
than a score of years ago, were among the
chief attractions on New Year's day In
some of the older homes of the city and
helped to make that day memorable
throughout the year, it is certain that
there is more of the old-time, whole-souled
holiday spirit abroad this year than since
those days when these debutantes' moth
ers were girls. While the week past was
not notable for many really large affairs.
It has been years since there was the gen
eral gathering home of scattered families,
that rendered Christmas day one long to
be remembered, and the week one of re
union and sincere pleasure among friends.
The revival of the hospitable old custom
of keeping open bouse among the daughters
of tho city's foremost families is a fa
vorable Indication seeming to promise fhat
these girls Just entering upon their social
careers will bring to society much of their
sincerity and confidence.
On Christmas night Miss Anna Madsen
and Miss Bessie Burnham entertained a
number of friends at the home of the lat
ter, 1138 North Twenty-third street. The
rooms, were beautifully decorated with
holly and mistletoe. Games and music were
the main features of the evening, after
which refreshments were served. Those
present were: Misses Mason, Orr, Jennie
Orr, Duff, Marcla Burnham, Dlckman,
Burnham, Madsen; Messrs. Andres" Heath,
Duff, ' Madsen, Stdner, Renwlck, Howe.
Mr. and Mrs. James Ellis and daughter,
Luclle, of Frankfort, S. D. ; Mr. and Mrs.
Frank E. McDonald of this city and Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Pfeffer and daughter,
Helen, of Fort, Wayne, Ind., are visiting
Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Redman and family for
the holidays. ,
Mr. J. Henry Furay of Chicago is spend
ing the week with his parents. Major and
Mrs. J. B. Furay.
' Mr. Thomas F, Godfrey spent Christmas
with his son, Mr. James Godfrey, in Phllt
Captain and Mrs. H. M. Powell and little
daughter expect to leave for the west In a
few daya. Mrs. Powell has spent the last
two months in the city. Captain Powell
Joining her a fortnight ago. "'
Several young men of the Hanscom Park
neighborhood will give a dancing party on
Tuesday evening at the Normandle, in com
pliment to Miss Leila Scrtbner and Miss
Ruth Dollman, who are at home from Mon
tlcello. 111., for the holidays. ,
Mrs. Dodge will givb a luncheon on Mon
day for her niece, Miss Townscnd of Kan
sas City. i
The next meeting of the Charmante club
will be held on Thursday afternoon, Janu
ary 8, at the home of Mrs. Harris.
Mrs. Francis Brogan will entertain La
Causerle on Monday afternoon. r ''
For her guest. Miss Hlrsch of Des Moines,
Miss Elma Rothschild will entertain In
formally on Monday afternoon. '
Miss Helen Woodsmall, former physical
director of the Young Women's Christian
association, but who is now attending the
State university, is in the city spending
the week among friends.
Madame George Chatelain is entertain
ing her brother, William Paacher, who has
Just arrived from Luxemberg, Garmany.
' Mrs. Nathan Merriam will give a lunch
eon on Tuesday for her daughter. Miss
' Mr..- Rex .Morehouse Is at home for the
holidays from the State university.
Mr. and Mrs. ' J. D. Weaver and 'Miss
Mae Weaver have taken apartments at 2204
Webster street for the winter...
.- A most - enjoyable .family, dinner ..was
given on Christmas' day by Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph ' Hayward in ' their 'home, flat 10,
Dunaany. The guests 'present being Mr.
and Mrs.. George Hayward. Verne Hayward,
Mr . and Mrs. J. D. Weaver and Mlsa Mae
Mrs. A. P.. Johnson entertained at din
ner on Friday evening for twelve guests.
Dr. and Mrs. H. A. Relchenbach being .the
guests of honor. ' ' '
Mr. Charles S. Young, who will leave
this week for Chicago, was the guest, of
honor at a dinner given at the Henshaw
last evening, Messrs. Fred and Louis Naab
being hosts. j
The members of the Harmony club were
entertained last evening at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rooblns.
The members of the Hanscom Park Danc
ing club gave another of their very enjoy
able parties on Friday evening at Cham
bers' academy. , "
For Mlis Townsend of Kansaa City and
Miss Parkins of Dubuque, la.. Mr. Spencer
Shirley and Lieutenant Van Ormln gave
a very enjoyable dancing party on Saturday
evening at the borne, of Mrs. Elmer Shir
Mrs. Frank Creighton gave a family
party tor twenty-five on Christmas day.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. C. Hart announce the
engagement of their daughter, Miss Mir
iam Hart, and Mr. Max Mosler. They will
be at home at 2122 Ohio street during the
afternoon and evening on New Year's day.
Mr. and Mrs. George Morton of Chicago
spent Chrlstmaa In the city the guests of
Mr. snd Mrs. James Morton of 1710 Chicago
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Baldrlge have re
turned from the east.
Miss Blanche Spinney Is spending the
holidays with her parents. Dr. and Mrs.
Spinney, at the Paxton.
Mr. and Mrs. 8. O. Strickland are ex
pected home on Monday from St. Paul,
Minn., where they spent Christmas.
Mtss Curtis has returned from Chicago,
for the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Barton have returned
from New York. .
Mrs. Howard J. Rogers and children of
Albany, N. V., are vteltiug Mrs. Rogers'
sister, Mrs. C. W. Morton of .1021 park
avenue. Mr. Howard Rogers. ho was di
rector of education at Ue Pari exposition.
snd who will fill a similar office at ths
St. Louis exposition, will Join his family
snd spend Ner Year's day here.
Mr. Edward Sherwood spent Christmas in
Lincoln with bis sister, Mrs. Lambertson.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Holbrook are
spending the holidays In the city and are
stopping at the Bachelor.
The wedding of Dr. William H. Wlker
and Miss E. Ola Young was solemnized
at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs.
Samuel T. Allen, Creston, la., on Decem
ber 23, at 4 o'clock. Rev. E. E.' Flint offi
ciating. The happy couple left on an even
ing train for the west and will be at home
after January 20, at 2038 Farnam street.
Mr. E. O. Barrett is spending the holi
days in Jefferson City with his son, Fred
Mis3 Minnie Meyer has gone to Sidney,
Neb., to attend the wedding of Mltfs Blanche
A most beautiful Xmas party was given
by Mr. and Mrs. Ben Rosenthal to their
son, HowarJ Lincoln. Fifteen children were
present. (James were played and a magic
performance was given by Sidney Mandel
berg. The rooms were decorated In holly
Mrs. M. O. Rohrbaugh will entertain for
Mr. Clyde and Mlsa Lltta Tuesday evening,
Mr. Clyde E Rohrbaugh has returned
home from school to spend the holidays
with his parenta.
Miss Joele Parkins .is spending the holi
days with her aunt, Mrs. Rogers, In Wa
rn ego, Kan.
The regular December assembly of the
Winfleld Dancing club was given Satur
day evening, when one of the most en
joyable functions of the season was par
ticipated In by the members of that club
at Metropolitan club. Over sixty couples
engaged in the pleasures of the evening,
which laated until midnight, when light re
freshments were served. Members of the
Field club were also present at the event
The function was attended by about fifteen
couples from out of the city.
PAY TRIBUTE TO G. H. CROSBY
Friends of Darling-ton Official Tender
Farewell Banquet at Omaha
A formal dinner was tendered at the
Omaha club Saturday evening in honor of
George H. Crosby of Chicago, assistant gen
eral freight manager of the Chicago, Bur
lington & Quincy railroad, which was a
pleasing social function and evidenced
the esteem in which Mr. Crosby is
held by the many associates and
friends he made here while assistant
general freight agent of the B. ft. M. rail
road In Omaha. Mr. Crosby has been In
Chicago since his recent appointment and
while enjoying a brief visit here with rela
tives the members of the club took ad
vantage of the opportunity of paying him
The dinner, which was served from 7 till
10 o'clock, was attended by seventy guests,
among whom were prominent railroad and
General Claries F. Manderson presided as
toastmaster and Oiled that office In char
acteristic style. The first toast, "Our
Neighbor," a greeting and farewell to Mr.
Crosby, was given by E. E. Bruce, In which
he voiced the fellowship of those who were
present in best wishes for the future suc
cess and a godspeed to Mr. Crosby. The
response was made by Mr. Crosby, in which
he thanked his friends and associates for
the kindly manner in which they had ex
emplified their esteem and friendship and
said that it was with feelings of regret
that be departed from Omaha.
"Just Recognition" was the subject of the
toast which was responded to by George F.
Bidwell, general manager of the Elkhorn.
He paid tribute tc Mr. Crosby and tlys man
ner in which his value had been recog
nized by bis advancing one step nearer the
top In the railroad world.
Jules O. Lumbard sang a solo, which was
Frank H. Gaines ably responded to tho
toast, "Equality and Brotherhood."
D. 6. Ives, who came from St. Louts to
succeed Mr. Crosby, responded to the toast,
"The Newcomer," in an affable and enter
taining manner, not forgetting to pay a
glowing compliment to bis predecessor.
"The Burlington" was the subject of a
toast which was assigned to John N. Bald
win, attorney for the Union Pacific, which
was elaborately handled by that well known
after dinner speaker. ,
Among the guests from out of the city
who attended the dinner were N. E. Duff,
Nebraska City; J. S. Ratlsbach, Ashland,
and T. B. Hord of Central City.
Karen-ell to Young-.
Fred A. Nash,' 2nd, ' was the host last
evening at a farewell banquet given to
Charles S. Young, who leaves his present
position with the Burlington .to become
advertising manager of the Milwaukee. The
sentiments of the evening's toasts were
ones. ;of ' regret at' the departure of Mr.
Young from the city, mingled with the ones
of. congratulating blm ou a merited ad
vancement. In response the guest of the
'evening 'said that be trusted the change in
positions would .not mean. for him a con
tinued separation from his friends here.
The leading toast of the evening was made
on the subject of "To Her,", and (the name
of the one who reapondod was withheld
from the papers. Those present were: Otto
Bauman, H. M. Mclntyre, Samuel Caldwell,
Ross Towle, Tom Crelgh, Ben Cotton, Jo
seph , Barker, Harry Tukey, Charles . 8.
Young and Fred' Nash, 2nd.
NEW LAWS. FOR SOUTH OMAHA
Made City Committee Meets to Con
sider Proposed Changes
A committee of citizens of South Omaha
held a ' meeting at the Commercial club
rooms yesterday to consider the questions
of a change in the school and the fire and
police laws of that city.
The committee desired that a law be
passed providing that the members of the
school board be paid a salary and that they
be placed under bonds for the faithful per
formance of duty. They also desired some
change-by whioh a fire and police commis
sion shall be created, to be appointed by
the governor of the state.
As the result of the conference a special
committee, consisting of W. C. Lambert, A.
L. Button, A. L. Bergquest, Dana Morrill,
Ed Johnson and David Anderson wss apt
pointed to prepare bills embodying the
views of the committee and give them to
the Douglas county delegation for action.
A Bit of American History.
One of the handsomest calendars of the
year has been issued by the Equitable Life
Assurance society, represented in Omaha
by Mr. H. D. Neely. It Is entitled "A
Bit of American History." The six hand
somely lithographed sbeeta represent the
various flags. of the United States, be
ginning with revolutionary times, includ
ing the rattlesnake and liberty flags of 1771,
the first union flag which appeared without
the stars n 1776, as well as the original
flag of 1777, with its thirteen original stars
and Its successor, the flag of the present
day, with Its full number of stars, show
ing how the union has grown. The cal
endar Is a decidedly attractive illustration
of the historical bannera of our country.
Miss Blanche Sorenaon, voice. 650 Ramge
MISS OPP HAS A COZY HOME
Located in One of the Most FnahioPable
Quarters of the West End.
DISTINGUISHED PEOPLE HER FRIENDS
Boon to Rellnqalsh Her Position In
London to Return to Amer
ica for a Short
(Conyright. 1902, by . Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Dc. :7.- (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Charles
street, Berkley Square, the address of Miss
Julie Opp, whose coming marriage to Mr.
William Favereham is announced. Is
undoubtedly ' one of the most central
as well as one of the most fashiona
ble of West End London residential quar
ter At one of Its corners nearest to Berk
ley, square is an apartment house of the
quiet description, and It was there that Miss
Ethel Barrymore made her home for some
time, as did also Miss Suanne Sheldon,
while at present Miss Julie Opp and her
mother occupy one of the suites of rooms.
In her pretty rooms Miss Opp dispenses the
invariable "cup of tea," that is a necessary
portion of the afternoon life of every woman
and most men In England.
Miss Opp was first seen in London as an
actress not quite six years ago, and during
that short space of time she has by ber un
doubted ability, as well as by her somewhat
unusual share of good looks, managed to
secure a distinguished position for herself
in the theatrical world.
In her delightful Charles street home
Miss Opp has about her evidences of the
friendships she possesses among people of
world wide fame. One of ber most treas
ured objects, for instance, is a photograph
of Madam Emma Calve, when that distin
guished singer was 4 years of age. On the
margin of the picture Is written an affec
tionate Inscription to "La Toute Belle
Amerlcatne, Julie Opp."
There are but six of these photographs in
existence, therefore Miss Opp naturally
feels somewhat proud at being one of the
half dozen people so distinguished by their
Another interesting photograph is a large
panel picture of Arthur Wing Plnero, on
which he suscrlbes himself as ber "grate
ful friend." The celebrated English dra
matist gave Mtss Opp this -picture after she
had a real success when following Miss
Julia Nellson In the character of The Prin
cess In "The Princess and the Butterfly" in
this country. .
Also numbered among ber friends is Mme.
Sarah Bernhardt, whose encouragement and
Interest have undobutedly done much to
ward heightening the American actress'
Sneceaa Opens Door.
The art of the theater has as dis
tinguished a status in the higher world of
thought in London as has the art of litera
ture or . the art of painting. When a
a woman, therefore, has made for herself
a dignified position In the dramatic life sho
finds herself shoulder to shoulder with
celebrities, of whom the outside world Is
apt to speak with bated breath! .
Miss .Opp la of the opinion, however,
that no matter how great may be the suc
cess of an American, actress In London
she should not allow herself to be en
tirely dependent upon the good graces of
the English public. She should also try
and find her meed of popularity in her
own home land. Miss Opp will shortly
return to America, relinquishing her po
sition of the leading feminine part of
Justin Huntley McCarthy's "If I Were
King," to Miss Lillian Bralthwalte, a young
English sc-tress 'of some distinction.
In the summer she and her mother go to
the charming country home at Chiddlng
ford, in Surrey. There miss Opp Is the
happy possessor of a quaint, rambling old
country house, built of brick and overrun
with a wild profusion of beautiful Ivy and
close clinging creepers. It is really at
Chlddingford that Miss Opp keeps all, or
nearly all, 'her lares and penates. Her
well stocked library Is full of ber most
cherished possessions, and her books in
particular are among her especially be
loved properties. Her country life. Miss
Opp considers, perhaps, the happiest part
of her existence. She loves flowers and
assiduously takes care of portions of her
own garden herself. She has all an
American girls practical anxiety to really
"look after things" herself, and in her
English summer home Is able to very fully
rallze the delight of the amateur gardener.
Not by any amount of adroit questionings
could she be Induced to say whether she
most appreciated the audiences of her na
tive land or those of England.
STIRS UP TWO COURTS
(Continued from First Page.)
the courtiers, aroused the bitterest resent
ment of the king and queen.
The crown prince hoped to bring her to a
sense of her improprieties by separating her
children from her. Tbla was a grievous
blow to their mother, who made a violent
scene in the royal palace here by forcing
her way into the apartments to which her
children had been removed. However, she
was parted from them and sent back to
Wachwltz, practically under arrest.
Learns to Rid a Wheel,
Then she became the more determined to
do as she pleased. She took a fancy to
ride the bicycle, a fancy that was as an
noying to the court as if she had de
termined to ride in the winter circus. But
she learned to ride.
Two of her friends here are a fashionable
American dentist. Dr. Jackson, and his
assistant. Dr. Guntber. They taught ber
to ride the bicycle and the pastime opened
up to her new fields of enjoyment. She
went on long rides into the country, ac
companied only by Dr. Gunther.
Again she waa placed in detention In
the palace. Frederick Augustus, now mad
dened by jealousy and wounded pride,
sought to have her permanently restrained
on the ground that she was mentally un
sound, but this effort failed.
' Then her eldest brother. Archduke
Leopold Ferdinand of Austria, who has
always been considered eccentric, to say
the least, went to Wachwlti, and after a
fearful scene threatened to shoot the crown
prince if his sister was not released from
even nominal detention. Eccentric or not,
there Is no doubt here that the archduke
was In earnest. .
Since then, their enemies declare, alster
and brother have played into each other's
bands, she countenancing his association
with the beautiful WUhelmlna Adamovlch,
whom he met six years ago, and be aiding
the crown princess in her fancy for Giron's
The crown paldeess imported Giro a aome
seven or eight months ago, after the bi
cycle Incident. She had complained that
ber children's education was being taken
out of her hands and she was permitted
to. go to Paris to engage a tutor for them.
She returned with Andre Glron a Belgian
a romantic, artistic Idealist of 24 years of
age, whose black hair curia prettily over
hia Adonis-like brow, who speaks several
languages, plays the ptsno snd tlther
divinely and dances to perfection. It soon
became evident that Olron waa much
cftener in the society of the mother than
In the company of the children. Ths crows
princess did not even take the trouble to
hide her fondness for the tutor.
Knrlona, hnt Diplomatic
Almost Insane with rage, the crown prince
drove the Belgian out of Dresden at a
moment's notice on December 2 last. On
the same day he ordered his wife to go to
Furious as wss the crown prince, he was
diplomatic. King George is seriously ill
with influenza. Should he die Louise
Antoinette will be queen. Their separation
being Inevitable, her husband determined
to hurry her away while she was yet
All the gossip and scandals that bave
clouded her famo have not affected the
crown princess' popularity wlthvthe mem
bers of all classes, save the highest. They
greatly admired the bright Austrian woman
i who spoke to them and even mingled with
them without assumption of superiority and
who was constantly doing kindness to the
poor. The crown prince is too ostenta
tiously pious and proper to be loved. His
people know that, but, whatever his faults,
bis life has been miserably unhappy amid
stern, unsympathetic surroundings.
Hurried out of Dresden, the crown prin
cess sought refuge with her father and
mother in their palace at Salzburg. They
received her coldly. In the attempt to
bring about a reconciliation the old grand
duchess came here and Implored pardon
of the crown prince. Her prayers were in
vain. When she and ber husband were
convinced that nothing could prevent tho
crown prince from publishing the scandal
to all Europe . they told their daughter
they could not support her in her position.
She angrily demanded to know why.
"You forget, Louise, that we have three
more daughters to marry," they answered.
"Under these circumstances we cannot
countenance such behavior as yours."
The crown princess, mortally offended,
determined to leave Salzburg without so
much as bidding farewell to mother, father
to any one. She readily found tho sup
port of her brother, Leopold, whose be
havior Is the more remarkable because he
Is his fatner'a oldest child. Brother and
sister left Salzburg together on the night
of December 12 last.
Situation Is Clear,
Two days later Captain Toepllz, gentle
man-in-waitlng to Archduke Leopold, was
sent in pursuit and finally found his master
and the crown princess at the Hotel
d'Anyleterre, Geneva. The situation clarl
fled to his understanding when Toepllz
also discovered there Giron and Miss
It is now known that the crown princess
was in communication with Glron from
the moment he was sent away from here,
and that he met her somewhere between
Sulzburg and Geneva. But even this knowl
edge does not satisfactorily explain to the
good Dresdeners the flight of their much
loved crown princess. They insist now that
Giron has her under hypnotio spell.
The report that the pope is being ap
proached to divorce the crown princess and
prince is not credited in Catholic circles
here. The only ground on which the Vati
can could sanction a divorce would be that
the marriage waa null, and this cannot be
alleged. Besides, the pope has so sternly
and successfully opposed the new Italian
divorce law that it has been dropped. It
is scarcely to be expected that the pontiff
will divorce a royal couple so conspicuous
at this time. It Is authoritatively stated
that In a communication made on her part
by the crown princess' lawyer, M. Lachenal
of Geneva, she denies that Glron is with
ber there and states that she is accompa
nied only by Archduke Leopold. The
World's correspondent In Geneva thus
quotes M. Lachenal:
"Her highness will never return to Sax
ony or Germany, she fears lest she should
be shut up in an asylum, whereas she Is
perfectly well mentally and physically. I
am taking steps toward securing a divorce,
whether in Vienna, Dresden, Geneva or
Leipzig I decline to state."
Will Not Enter Aoatrla,
Another report, which comes from Vienna,
has it that the crown prince is even now
willing to be reconciled to his wife, and
wishes her to meet him at Meran, in the
Austrian Tyrol. But no one believes she
will set foot on Austrian or German terri
tory lest she be thrown Into a madhouse, as
was Princess Louise of Saxe-Coburg, the
eldest daughter of the king of the Belgians.
There Is no possible doubt that the court is
trying mightily to end the scandal in some
way and is being assisted by Emperor Fran
ces Joseph. Very tempting offers of money
bave already been made to the crown
princess to turn away Glron, nut all are
convinced that these offers will be futile,
not only because of her liking for the Bel
gian, but because of her well-grounded fears
of the treatment she would suffer if she
should return to her husband's power.
The greatest odium la being heaped on
Glron because of a letter he wrote to bis
relatives In Brussels, in which, it is alleged,
be boasted that the crown princess fell in
love with him, and that, as a man of honor,
be could not do otherwise than accompany
her into exile.
The princess has been variously described.
Her description here is absolutely correct;
the World's correspondent is perfectly fa
miliar with her appearance. The corre
spondent was at her wedding in Vienna
eleven years ago. Beautiful as she was, she
did not then seem to he amiable. She
looked disdainfully at ber stout sister-in-law.
Princess Matilda, and at good old
The crown prince Is particularly fond of
country life He Is a great horticulturist
and Is especially proud of his orchids. , De
spite his piety, he Is said to be given to
excessive beer drinking. Morally he is by
no means Irreproachable, his frequent hunt
ing expeditions Into remote places being
suspected of concealing pleasure seeking
Two of the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
J. Lampe are at home for the. holidays.
Mrs. William F. Sweesy is spending the
holidays with her daughter, Mrs. Anna K.
Sweesy, in Chicago.
Dr. snd Mrs. H. C. Van Qieson are
spending the holidays with their daughter,
Mrs. James W. Hamilton.
The Dundee Women's club Is holding no
meetings during the holiday season, and
will open Its first session of the new year
January 7 at the home of Mrs. lioaford,
when a volunteer program on current lit
erature will be given.
Williams A Somes are building an addi
tion on the north of their grocery store.
A number of families of Benson enter
tained at dinner friends and relatives on
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lindley entertained
a number of their friends from Omaha at a
dinner party on Christmas day.
Corliss Totman came home last week to
spend the Christmas holidays' at the home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Tot
man. Mr. and Mrs. John Si eedle spent the
Christmas holiday at the home of Mrs.
Hoeedle'i parents, where a family reunion
Services will be held today at the Meth
odist Episcopal churrh at 11 a. m. and 7:30
p. m. Sunday school at noon. Rev. John
The little ones of the St. James' orphan
age shared a feast and received a number
of Christmas gifts from friends and patrons
of the institution.
The next meeting of the Ladles' Aid en.
clety will be held at the home of Mrs. Dr.
McCoy next Wednetday afternoon at i
o'clock. At t o'clock lunch will be served.
The Sunday school Christmas exerclHrs
were held at the Hen Hon town hall last
Thursday evening at o'clock. Though a
bad night a good crowd was present to hear
the program, which conn1t-d of music and
recltailoiia by Ui children. aUur which
DRUGS AUD TOILET ARTICLES
CUT 33 1-3 PER CENT
Our stock is to large, we must reduce it at once. From now until February
1st, all during January everything in our Immense stock will bo cut.
New Years Gifts
this week at
About loO, 11.00 bottles Alfred Wright's
Perfume, all odnra rn
About 100. 60c bottles Alfred Wright's
Perfume, all odors, go 31c
8-oz. cut glass bottles of the following
odors: Persian Rose, White Rose,
Crab Apple liloseom, etc., regular
price 13.00, go this week 23
a-os. cut ginss bottles of Indian Hay,
Russian Violet, La Trefle, Automo-
bile Club, etc., regular M.OO bottles,
go at, this r 4 r
All just cut in two. Every Mirror
You can make the prices for yourself.
TRAVELING CASES, Etc. all marked
MYERS-DILLON DRUG CO.,
AiAlbKINi n AND
New Year's Presents
Are in order now. Did you ever receive a present you did not expect,
and want to return a New Year's present for ItT Then read the list of pretty
goods that we are sacrificing. All goods on our Christmas shelves will bo sold
At 25 and 50 Per Cent Off.
Toilet Sets, Traveling Cases. Military Brushes, Mirrors in folding, shaving and
hand. Shaving 8ets, Hat and Cloth Brushes, Trays. Ink Wells, Pen Wipers,
Sponge Holders, etc. An elegant line cf new style hand-decorated Calenders at
Jtst half regular price price, 15c up. Lady Dolls with long hair and eye
Irishes pompsdour style, for $4.50 and 5.50; now Just half that price. Per
fume Atomizers, 2 bottles of Perfume for $1. Boxes of Writing Paper at
all prices 75c boxes for 87c; $2 boxes for 1. 120 Sofa Pillows for IB 12
for r.50; 9 for ti.bO. SO Batten burg Pieces for lO; for B; 16 50 for
M BO. ...
Our Own Prico
Shlverlek Furniture Co,
"Too can have goods at your
offer you pay freight."
Tko above telegram refer ta a
eoasigameat af Fnraitnre shipped,
ta oae of tie largest hoases la ths
city and greatly overstocks as at
this seasoa of tha year, and snnst
be redaoed aa w have aat tha room
aad shall snaha, eoBuneaelas; Fri
day, soaas ridloaloaaly law prices
oa For altars. .
Stilyericf( Furniture Co.
1316-17 and 19 FARNAM.
SAnta Claus appeared
candy, nuts and apples.
Mrs. George Syas was a visitor In the
neighborhood on Monday.
Mrs. R. M. Henderson baa been on the
sick list with a very severe cold.
Mrs. Laura Darling had a family reunion
on Christmas of her several children.
John Gants went to Iowa on Wednesday
to spend the holidays with relatives there.
Mrs. J. E. Aughe went to Ashland Friday
morning on a business trip for a few days.
Miss Anna Oants Is assistant bookkeeper
at Thompson at Helden's during the holiday
Frank Wallace and family and I. Syas
and family ate Christmas dinner at Charles
James Cunningham arrived here from
Galesburg, III., on Sunday last to spend
the holidays with relatives.
E. Dawson and wife and Will Aughe and
friend. Miss Georgia McDonald, were guests
in tins vicinity from (Saturday until Sunday.
J. E. Auahe. who has been a sufferer from
bronchial and heart trouble the past two
months, Is able to be out a little at present.
Mrs. Dunbar, who has been the guest of
her brother. T. C. Campbell, for the past
month will return to her home in Iowa the
first of the week.
Mrs. Gants of Iowa arrived here Tuesday
to attend the reunion at the home of her i
brother-in-law, John Gants, aud family ,
Cnptaln Sam Wallace Is spending the
holidays at home with his family.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. French are vis
iting relatives in Iowa during tha past
Mrs. Ida Kindred. Mrs. 3. C. Kindred and
Mrs. C. '. Hupp were business visitors in
The 1'resbvterlan church had a Christmas
tree Friday night at the church. There was
a large attendance.
MIhs Kdna Price went to Johnson county
Tuesday to vitdt relatives and friends dur
ing the holidays.
Mrs. P. V. Smith and children apent
Friday and Saturday visiting her parents,
Mr and Mrs. Jacob Weber, sr.
Four generations of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Taylor were present at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Taylor Christmas day.
Mrs. Uokoskle and family of Newcastle,
Neb., la the guest of her sister, Mrs.
Thomas Ritchie, during the holidays.
Rev. Mr. Clark, the minister of the Pres
byterian churrh, spent a few daya of' the
past week vUlling friends at Calander, la.
Mr. W. A. Anderson was called to liono
ateel, 8. I)., the first part of the week on
account of the serious Illness of relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Wulf and Mr. and Mrs.
Ijinib of Blair, Neb., spent Christmas day
with Mia. Wulf s parenta, Mr. aud Mrs.
Rose Rebekah lodge, I. O. O. F., elected
the following officer for the ensuing year
at Its regular meeting this week: Noble
grand. Mis Prudence Tracy; vice grand,
Mrs. Charles Pureed; secretary, Mies Alice
Brewer; treasurer, Mlaa Cynlha Brewer.
v O. ft.t.re'a fl...
Colds are quickly cured by Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy. It acts on nature's
plan, loosens' the cough, relieves the lungs
and opens the secretions, effecting a per
manent cure. It counteracts any tendency
of a cold to result In pneumonia. It la
pleasant to take, both adults and children
like U. Price 25c; large slas. 64c
away down prices
. 7r Violet Water
M Violet Water, Colgate.
&no Violet Water, Colgate,
Il.oo r. a. all odors,
1.60 R. o . all odors,
Hand Triplicate Mirrors go at Just
half price this week large assort-
rron!.:?. .75c lo 15.00
we have is marked in Plain flaures.
TOILET CASES, MILITARY ERUSHES,
Does not change after
Holidays, neither does
Some shoes are 5.00
before Christmas and
Sorosls are $3.50
Frank Wilcox, Mgr.
X South lDth St.
South and West
First and Third Tuesday of each
flonth to and Including
One-Half Rate Plus $2. 00
TICK KTS OH SAI.K-January 6th siwl
th. February td and 17th, March
3d and 17th and April 7th and 21st.
For further Information call or ad
T. F.GODFREY, P.4T, A.,
8. K. Cor. 14th ard Iouglaa Streets,
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