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THE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: SUN DAT, FEBRUAKY 15, 1003.
NOTES ON OMAIIA SOCIETY
Tftbl d'Hote Dinner at Omaha Club ii
Growing la Significance.
WEEK'S CALENDAR HOLDS BIG THINGS
Teral Efrnti of I nromranii Interest,
imt( Them the Play r
Dramatic Clan, Are on
If. Lardburgh Wilson In New Tork Times.
Myrtllla In her evening gown
Is proud Indeed tu show
A pair of shoulders moat superb
And white as driven snow.
I know the smile Is true.
For when I grew ao bold
As to confess my love. I found
The shoulder Icy cold.
The social Importance of the Monday
avcnlng dinner, at tho Omaha club la stead
ily on the lncreare; the parties are growing
larger and more numeroua and present In
dlcatlona are that before Lent la over these
gatherings will be among the rooat Impor
tant If not the chief social features of
the week. It has been frequently Inti
mated since the establishment of the din
ner. In the fall, that It must find general
favor among thos who entertain frequently
and go a great deal, because of the many
aided convenience of tha arrangement. This
may have been true at tte beginning, and
nay be still, to an extent, but In the main
the relief from the material responsibility
and the opportunity for social intercourse
la about the only advantage to the host
or hostess, for the matter of table decora
tion has come almost to a point of rivalry,
and this being the only feature of the din
ner that admits of any particular origin
ality It Is being emphasized by some of
late to an extent that will. If the present
pace Is continued, soon place the table
d'hote dinner within the reach of only those
poasessed of the meana to supply or the
Independence to forget some of the acces
sories that are becoming customary. Of
course these accessories are not confined to
table decorations alone, aa a matter of fact,
considerable as thut Item Is, It 4s the lesser
part of the very conspicuous adjunct to the
The Monday evening dinner at the Omaha
club Is at present the chief social feature
scheduled for the week. Tbe parties will
be large and numeroua and a number of
them will attend the theater later in the
venlng. Miss EJIth Thomas will enter
tain thirty young women at 1 o'clock
luncheon, Miss Vera Wattles to be the
guest of honor. In the evening Mr. and
Mrs. Duvall will entertain the members of
the Bon Ton Card club.
On Tueaday Mrs. Scott will ba the guest
of honor at a large afternoon card party
of which Mrs. Luther Kountze Is to be
hostess; the Tuesday morning muslcale will
be held at Forest Hill; Mrs. Herbert Alee
will give a whist luncheon; Mr. and Mrs.'
W. O. Templeton will entertain the mem
bera of the Thorbegwof Card club In the
venlng and Mlaa Orace Connor will give a
dancing party at the NormanJie.
On Wednesday the card party to be given
nt tha Elks club rooma by the members of
the Friday, club for tha benefit of the Old
People'a Home, will be a feature of the aft
ernoon. About 600 . Invltatlona have been
Iraued. Mrs. Arthur Crittenden 8mlth will
glv a luncheon In compliment to Mra.
3oott. Mrs. Herbert Alee will give a Ken,
Ington afternoon. - ,
On Thursday Mra. A. P. Tukey will give a
Kensington afternoon In honor of her guest,
.flas Sarah Young. The members of the
Charmante club will be entertained at the
Vome of Mr. F. B. Ruffner. Miss Preston
v. ill ba hostess of the day'a meeting of lho
Cooking club Mrs. Nathan Merrlam will
".ntertain at 1 o'clock luncheon. The Et-a-Tlrp
Dancing club will glva Ita aeventh as-i-mbly
In the evening, and the members
f the Home Queens' circle will give a
-anclng party at tha Metropolitan club In
On Friday tha presentations of "The
Critic" by tha Dramatic club at Creighton
.udltorlum In the avenlng will be the feat
ure of the day. There are to be numeroua
: beater partlea with auppera following, and
'hose members of society who have not
teen Invited to any of these promise to
kttend the performance any way and h-lp
o make the evening one to be remembered
."or a time. Mtse Kimball and Mlaa Kll
natrlck are among those who will enter
tain after the performance. Mra. H. T.
lmlst will entertain at 1 o'clock luncheon,
'."ha Woman'a , Alliance of Unity church
vlll glv a dancing party at the Metropoli
tan club. The Thurston Rifles will give an
'.aformal hop at their armory.
On Saturday the annual birthday party
of the Visiting Nurses' association will be
r.he function of chief consequence. The re
ception will be held in the afternoon at
tha home of Judge Woolworth and la to be
the largest thing of the week: tha mem
ber of tha Casserole club will be enter
tained In the evening at the horn of Dr.
and Mra. Rustic ; Mr. and Mra. S, A. Mc
TVhorter will celebrate their wedding an
niversary with a small but elaborate din
ner In the evening; the Omaha club will
hold Its annual celebration of Washing
ton'a birthday; Mr and Mra. Van Buren
will ntertain the members of the Neigh
borhood Card club, the Winfleld club will
glv Ita February dancing party at Metro
Among tbe very smartest of the week'a
affairs was the 5 o'clock tea given on Sat
urday afternoon by Mr. and Mrs. W. R
McKeen at their home, 604 South Twenty-
fifth atreet, for Mra. Downing of Portland,
Ore., who la the guest of her parents, Mr.
and Mra. W. R Baxter. About 100 guests
were received between 5 and T o'clock, the
company Including men as well as women.
The color scheme of red was carried out
In elaborate detail In the decoration of
the rooma and the tea table, where Mlsa
Allen, Mlaa Lomax. Miss Hamilton and
Mrs. Lomax presided. Mr. and Mra. Mc
Keen, with Mrs. Downing, received, and
were assisted through the rooms by Mes
dames Horace O. Burt, W. R. Baxter,
Wright. McClernand and Ferris. A fea
ture of the afternoon waa the presence of
professional palmist, who contributed
much to the Informality by reading the
pal ma of the gueat. At 7 o'clock Mr. and
Mra. McKeen gave a aupper for the assist
ing party and a few others. An informal
venlng followed, during which the guests
were entertained by song and skirt dancea
from "Florodora," given by professional
Mr. De Rlsdon Stambaugh gave a rausl
cala at the horn of Mra. Moran at 2201
Webaler atreet, on Friday night In honor
ef Mr. Richard J. Wherry, formerly of this
ally, but now of Winona, Minn. Miaa Foley
of Blair contributed to tha evening's en
joyment., rendering a number of pleasing
solos. A charming luncheon waa served,
after the musieale, and the favora were
most original and unique, being appropriate
for St. Valentine's eve. The guests present
were: Mesdames N. E. Warren, C. M.
Eaton. Mlaaes Edith Foley, Wlnnlfred Dunn,
Franoea Drury. Myrtlu Ryner, Herml A.
Gravea. Margaret Pxarnian. Fay Warren,
Iren Eaton. Vera Moran, Mesara. Richard
Wherry, C. M. Eaton. J. D. Weaver, Fred
Rynr, A. B. Warren and Byron Eaton.
Tt Flinch club met at tha home of Mlaa
Henrietta Talj last Thursday vnlog, Mis
Blanch ' Luniaoa. Mis Roby Filler an4
Mlaa Dorothy Tnlp winning priiee. Light
refreshments were served.
Thursday being the thirteenth birthday of
Master Fred Meyer he entertained a few
friends at progreaslve croklnole. Prize
were awarded Mlaa Katherlne Powell, Mas
ter Walter Scott, Mlis Ma Stuben and
Master Hans Hamman.
Mlaa Oirard of Omaha, who la the gueat
of Miss Evelyn Stewart In St. Louis, wil
the guest of honor at a luncheon given
on Wednesday by Mra. Samuel M. Field of
S850 Washington avenue. It was among
the pretty affairs of the week, the decora
tions being of tulips and spring flowers.
For her guest. Miss Wood of Dubuque,
Miss Bessie Her entertained a few friends
Informally at cards on Saturday afternoon.
Six-handed euchre waa the game and four
tables were used.
Miss Heth Valll entertained twenty-elght
young friends at a delightful valentine
luncheon on Saturday, followed by a most
The little people of Prof, and Mra. Mo
rand's dancing class participated In a most
enjoyable valentine party on Saturday aft
ernoon. The members of the Optimo club wero
entertained last evening at the bom of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Judson.
The Indian club held Its regular meet'ng
last evening at the horn of Mr. and Mrs.
Miss AnnaKleman and Mra. Harriet C.
Boyle of Pittsburg, Pa., are atopplng for a
few- daya at tbe Paxton hotel on their way
Mf. A. N. Kuril of Idaho la tha gueat of
Mra. J. W. Gannett.
Mrs. Francis Brogan Is expected home
from Michigan on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Chadwlck are guests
st the home of Mr. and Mra. George A.
Mr. Russell Burt spent Sunday In Omaha,
returning to Chicago on Monday, accom
panied by Mrs. Burt and children.
Mrs. L. F. Crofoot has returned from
Dubuque, where she waa the guest of her
sister, Mrs. George Meyers.
Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick are guests of
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. H. Patrick at Happy
Mr. and ,Mrs. Cowglll are expectad home
on Monday from a ten daya' trip to Chicago
and Springfield, 111. .
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Weller, Miss Weller
and Mra. Fred Clarke have gone to New
Orleans to attend the Mardl Gras, after
which they will spend a few weeks at Bay
St. Louis on the Gulf.
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. McSbane are In Wash
ington, D. C, this week.
Miss Brlnker left the early part of tha
week for Denver, where she will visit
relatives for a time. . .
Mra. Sam Michael of Jefferson City, Mo.,
Is the guest of Mrs. Arthur D. Brandeia.
. The February party , of the Winfleld club
will occur Saturday evening, February 21,
at Metropolitan club..'.
Mr. and Mrs.: Frank. B. Lawrence will
leave Omaha about March 1 to. make their
home in St. Louis. '
The" Invitations 'Issued 'by Mrs. S. O.
Strlckland:for Monday, when Mra. Downing
waa to have been her guest, have been re
called on account of tba serious illness of
Mra. Strickland's son, which haa called bar
to New York ' .
Mrs. E. A. Cudahy la to be hrstess of
the week'a Creohe luncheon, on Thursday.
Mi', and Mra. F. A. Nash are occupying
their new home at 208 South Tblrty-thlrd
Mrs. William Morris and aon have moved
to tbe house of Mr. Savage, Mr. and Mra.
Ivea having taken Mra. 'Jorrla' house.
General and Mra. Xanderson have
bought the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ar
thur B. Smith,"' at 610 South Thirty-eighth
street, now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. J.
' The members of the Charmanta club will
be entertained by Mra. F. B. Ruffner on
Thursday, at the horn of her mother, Mrs
King. . .
Mr. and Mra. Preston B. Myers have
taken the house at S04 South Thirty-eighth
atreet, recently occupied by Mr. and Mra.
V. O. Strlckler.
Mr. and Mra. Charles McDonald have
bought the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
B. Lawrence and will take pojsesslon about
the first of the month.
About 600 Invitations have been Issued
by the members of the Friday club for a
card party to be given In the Elka' ledge
rooma on Wednesday - afternoon. The
guests will pay 25 centa each, and the pro
ceeds will go to the' Old Peoples' home.
Tha engagement haa been announced of
Mlaa Anna McNamara, daughter of Mrs.
Ellen McNamara, '. and Mr. William C.
Barne of Kansas City. - The wedding will
occur on Wednesday. February 18.
Admission to tha dancing floor at the
Elks' mask ball can only be bad by Invita
tion issued wltb the approval of tbe officers
of -tha lodge. Written acceptance of an
Invitation Is required, ao that every masker
will be known in advance. At the Den
very masker must unmask for Identifica
tion before proceeding to tha dancing floor.
These and other precautions will be en
forced. Insuring proper order and excluding
On the 11th of February,' at 8:30 o'clock,
at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mra. M. W. Clark. 2208 N. Twenty-first
street, John J. Hardin and Olive M. Clarke
were united In marriage. Rev. William
Gorat of the Seward Street M. E. church
officiated. Only relatives end intimate
friends of the family were present. After
the ceremony the guests partook of a wed
ding supper. Covers were laid for twenty
eight. ' Mrs. Louis Relchenberg and her mother,
Mrs. Max Eichberg of Chicago, who la ber
guest, wlll.be at home on.Thursdaya In
February - at 41 South -Twenty-eighth
Mr., and Mra. Edward Tbomaa Swoba are
in the city for a few days, the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Rogers enroute to Chi
cago from the west, where they have been
traveling since their marriage recently in
A very pretty home wedding waa aol
emnised at 6 o'clock on Thursday evening
at the home of Mra. Mary W. Hay, It be
ing tbe marriage of ber daughter. Miss
Anna Dorothy Hay, and Mr. George F.
Krell. The service waa read by Rev. J. J.
Jeanette, ' who officiated at. the marriage
of the bride's "parents, which occurred
twenty-six yeara before. Tbe bride who
la a graceful 1 brunette, was gowned in
white opera batiste. Inset wltb lace and
made over whit . taffeta. Her veil was
caught back with orange blossoms and aha
carried whit rosea. She waa attended by
Mlaaea Lottie Prick, Hester Lane and
Mra. N. P. Nelson. Meaara. N. P. Nelson,
F. Frederick and William Krell acted aa
groomsmen. Tbe ceremony waa witnessed
by only a few friends and relatives. Mr.
and Mra. Krell will be at home after
March 1 at 2705 Woolworth avenue.
Of the numerous social events of the
paat week the dancing party given by tbe
Creacenl club Thursday night waa one of
the most delightful. There waa a very
large attendance and the affair waa thor
The names of Mr. and Mrs. Henry D.
Estabrook and Mr. and Mra. Joseph
Garneau. all well known In Omaha society
in year gone by, appear in tbe Hat of
guests at the Lincoln day banquet at
Dtlmonlco'a of 'the Chicago club of New
Tha members el tta O. l C. club wr
entertained by MJss Iona Llndaley of CI 4
North Sixteenth atreet on Saturday after
noon. Mrs. William San ford Robinson la regis
tered at the St. James In New Orleans.
Mrs. James I. Vsn Torhlne of Fort
Wayne, Ind., who has been visiting her
mother, Mrs. John E. Lowry, has returned
to her home.
Miss Dollle Warren has gone to Bayard,
la., to attend the wedding of a friend.
Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Moorehead left on
Wednesday evening for Ban Dlrgo, Cal.,
to be absent for about six weeks.
Mr. and Mra. W. P. Powell and Mr. Jo
Powell of Sioux City are guests at the
home of Mr. Dan Shull on Poppleton ave
Dr. M. E. Donahue and family left last
evening for Los Angeles, where they will
make their home In future.
At luncheon given at the home of Mr.
T. B. Hord In Central City Saturday, the
engagement of his daughter, Marlon Edna,
to .Mr. Will Richardson of Sonera, Mex.,
Aa president of the newly fsrmed Colum
bia University Alumni association In Ne
braska, Victor Rosewater has received word
from-Secretary John B. Plii of the alumni
council that the contemplated western tour
of President Nicholas Murray Butler has
been postponed owing to the letter's family
bereavement, but that he will come west
In the near future, when ba will try to
meet with the Nebraska alumni.
"Mrs. Phil Aarona and daughter have gone
on an eastern trip.
Mine Ada K. Stiver has returned from a
week'a visit with friends out of the city.
Mra. Herman Wulff arrived home on last
Tuesday morning from a week's visit with
relatives in Kennard, isen.
Miss Lilly Stiver and Mlfw Rose Masters
have been chosen ushers for the coming
year at the Methodist church.
William Moran. sr.. Is still confined to his
room from the Injuries ho received In the
street car collision a week ago.
The Ladles' Aid society will hold Its next
meeting next Wednesday afternoon at 2
o'clock at the home of Mrs. Zwelt'ul.
Miss Mareraret Hafford of Ll-.icoln arrived
In Benson last Friday and Is vlaltlng at
the home of her friend. Miss A. hi. btlger,
Messrs. Alired and William Tlndell spent
a few days In Chicago on a pleasure trip.
They returned home during the last week.
James Peterson has returned from a tew
days' visit In Fremont, lie will soon leave
for Kansas City to accept a position in
Miss Edith Wltte of Elkhorn visited the
laet week at the home of her aunt. Mrs.
James A. Walsh. She returned home on
last Friday evening.
The revival meetings at the Methodtst
church during the last week have drawn
good crowds. The pastor was assisted oy
Kev. Mr. Grey of Omaha.
Another case of scarlet fever has been
reported In this community. It was din
covered that Ueorgle, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. Thompson, was taken sick with It
about a week ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Naffzlger of Hope-
daTe, 111., stopped In Henson on their wecl-
alna" tour to the western coast and are
thn guests of their uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. C. Stiger.
The barn belonging to J. Gerlgh, who
lives on Rose Hill near the Country club,
was destroyed by fire Thursday morning.
The alarm waa aiven too late to save the
barn, which was a large structure formerly
used for dairy purposes, it was iuny cov
ered with Insurance.
Mra. Kimball of Omaha Is here, the guest
of her daughter, Mrs. J. S. Paul.
. Mrs. Jacob Weber, jr., and Mrs. W. R.
Wall were Omaha visitors Friday.
Mr. ' G. J. Hunt arrived home Saturday
from his western ranch at Hriugeport. Neb.
Mrs. Claus Menke of Blair U the guest
of her sister, Mrs. Andrew Anderson, for a
Miss Prudence attended a valentine party
In Omaha. Wednesday evening of this
Mlsa Tacy Collett of Valentine, Neb., Is
the guest of Mrs. F. F. Gordon for a few
Mr. and Mra. Herbert I Qannet were the
guests of Omaha friends Saturday and
Mra. M. B. Potter and Mrs. M. J. GrlfTln
were business visitors In Omaha Tuesday
Mr. Alex King of Tekamah. Neb., vlsltel
with the family of James Breneman
Wednesday and Thursday.
Miss Bertie Howell of ArlingtCn, Neb.,
la spending a few days here, the gueet of
her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. E. L.
The Modern Woodmen of America camp
here gave a aoclal and dance at the city
hall Saturday night with a good attend
Mr. John llondesaon of Omaha spent aev
eral days of this week here, the guest of
hia daughters. Mrs. Weber, Jr., and Mra.
C. A Victors.
Mr. and Mra. James Myers and Mrs. M.
Varner of Langdon. Mo., relatives of the
famllv of James Breneman. spent a couple
of daya this week, here.
The Guild of St! Mark's church met at
the home of Mrs. W. R. Wall Wednesday
afternoon, transacting their regulai busi
ness, and made arrangements to alter the
belfry on the church for the erection of the
new Den. .
Mrs. J. E. Aughe mad a bualneaa trip
to Florence n Friday.
Miss Annie Gantz Is on the sick list this
week with an attack of lung trouble.
Thomaa Hull of North Omaha visited
his old comrade, J. K. Aughe, on Friday.
1 A. W. Bpoerrl is at home this week, the
victim of ru aggravated case of pink-eye.
Annie Sya I suffering from a rase of
scarlet fever and hence the family are
The children ot Kast and West Ambler
fall Into line readily on their long walk
to N inasor scnooi.
Mra. L. Freeman returned from her
pleasant visit of three weeks to Hender
son, ia., on inursnay.
The revival meetings at the Southwest
church have been postponed on account ot
the serious condition of the roads.
Charles Syas and family apent Sunday
with the former'a brother Ueorge and
tamily at Twenty-ninth and Blondo streets
Mrs. Cook was called to South Omaha
on Tuesday morning by a telephone call
announcing the serious illness or her sister.
,Mrs. Maestrtck was called to Cut-Oft
lakit last Monday weeK to attend the bed
side of her daughter, Mra. Smith, who la
Miss Mae Syas went to stay with her
friend. Mrs. 8. lvers. oi. South Twentv.
eluhth street, for about two weeks durlna
the convalescence of Mrs. lvers, who haa
just returned home from the Methodist
hospital, where she underwent a successful
Mra. P. H. Patton haa been sick for sev
Mr. Will Corey Is the guest of his sister,
Mr. L. L.. junnsou.
Mrs. Noah Perry Is 111 with an attack
of grip, a Itn complications.
Ir. and Mrs. H. C Van Gleson will
leave Ban Antonio, Tex., where they huve
been since Janusry 1, and go this week to
Los Angeles, Cal.
Mr. J. C Pentland, physical director at
the Young Men s t hrlstlan association
and his wife liave recently moved Into the
neighborhood, renting a noum on c'ap'tol
Ths Dundee Woman'a club will hold Its
open meeting on Wednesday afternoon at
the nomo oi airs, v . oeiiiy, wnen eacn
member may bring une gueat, and a ape
c-iul program will be given.
The Kouml Doxen Kociai clutj met on
Wednesday last with the hosteaMes. Mrs.
W. 8. Curtis and Mrs. J. W. Marshall.
The entertainment was in the nature of a
Valentine party, a large red heart helng
the mark for the arrows shot trom a gay
red bow. and a lartiu candy heart ths
iirizA for the tiest marksman. Knffllfch
violets adorned ths haintlly aet dining tablx
and violet cakes and candles In heart ahpe
formed part of tna refreshments.
Attend Morand'a Wednesday assemblies
or classes on Tuesdays and Fridays, be
ginning at 8 p. m. You will learn tbe
very lateal dances "Five Step waltx
Florodora," "Minuet de U Cour,' (taught
tbe Bankers Union No. 1 for Its colonial
party January 2fc). and the "Military Dip.1
Tbe New York Herald aays this lateat men
tloned dance la tbe delight of the modern
ball room. Tarenta lntereated in graceful
dancing are cordially Invited to rail on
Saturdays at 4 p. m. and aes tha children
ef thla claaa dance the "'UnueUM ,
WOMAN IN CLUB AND CHARITY
The Young Women's Christian associa
tion of Omaha Is nothing It not ener
getic. It thoroughly feels the need of a
new building, a new building meana more
money and it believes that one way to se
cure additional funds is to Increase the
membership, an active or associate mem
bership costing $1 and a sustaining mem
bership to. In order to enlarge the mem
bership a very Interesting campaign has
ben Insugurated In the form of a contest.
Ten members have been appointed cap
tains, each captain having nine aeslstanta,
and to the captain who brings In the larg
est number of members toy April 1 will be
given a banquet, the association having set
the aim for at leaat 2.000 members. Tbe
captains have already set about accom
plishing this result with an Immense
amount of enthusiasm, and tbe Indications
are now strongly In tavor of obtaining the
required number before the date men
tioned. With a large and Interested mem
bership the time Is not far distant when
tho new building for the Young Wom
en's Christian association will be a reality.
There will be a meeting of tbe Dundee
Woman' club on Wednesday at the bom
of Mra. Curtta, who will also act aa leader.
The Woman'a alliance of Unity church
will meet at 8 o'clock on Wednesday aft
ernoon in the church parlora.
The February meeting of the Visiting
Nurses' association will be held at 4
o'clock on Thursday afternoon in tha par
lora of the Paxton hotel.
Tho quarterly meeting of the Woman's
auxiliary of the Episcopal churoh of tho
diocese of Nebraska will be hold In St.
James' church,. Fremont, Friday, February
20. The opening service will be a celebra
tion of the holy communion at 10 o'clock
a. m. The remainder of the morning will
be devoted to a business meeting. A mis
sionary meeting will be held in the after
noon, with the following program: Ad
dress of welcomo by Rev. H. T. Moore of
St. James' church, Fremont; address by
Bishop Arthur L. Williams. "The Work of
the Church Among the Indiana of the
State;"- paper by Mrs. Clinton Miller,
"A Brief History of the Woman'a Auxil
iary." The main address of the after
noon will be made by Rev. Robert E.
Craig of Trinity cathedral, "Missions the
Purpose and Life of the Church." All
church women In Omaha and throughout
the diocese who can do ao, are urged to
i.ttend this meeting. Moat of those going
will leave on the early train on the Union
Wednesday was hostess day with th
Ashland Woman'a club and each member
waa permitted to bring aome woman who
is not a member. The meeting waa held
at the home of Mrs. Hayward and a most
Interesting and helpful program waa pre
sented, among the speakers being Mrs.
H. M. Bushnell of Lincoln, who spoke on
"Club JtemlnlBcences," and Mrs. C. S. Lo-
j blngler of Omaha, who apok of tha "Bene
fits of Club Life." Mra. Phales Is tha pres
ident of the club and was hostess of a
most enjoyable luncheon for some of the
visiting women. Asde from ita work tbe
Ashland club hai become widely known in
the rtate by its year book, which is one
of the most, artistic that haa been issued.
Its designer, Mrs. Laverty, has been made
a member of the state federation art com
mittee. The club la composed of members
from town and tha adjoining country and
Ita meetings are alwaya well attended. In
spite of the bad weather and heavy roads,
all of the women from the farms were
A quiet day for women will be held In
St. John's church, Twenty-sixth and Frank
lin streets, Tuesday, February IT. Rev. W.
W. Webb will conduct the services. Holy
communion at T a. m. In the chapel. Morn
ing prayer in St. John's church at 9:30.
Service throughout the entire day. The
women .of St. Jobn'a auxiliary will serve
luncheon for those who wish to remain all
Mra. Emma F. Byers, general eecretary
of the Young Women'a Christian associa
tion. Is visiting her father In Chicago,
Mrs. Byera will be absent for a month,' dur
ing which time she will give her reading of
"Sky Pilot" in several placea.
A mandolin orchestra will be under the
direction of Miss I.uella Allen.
A training class for basket ball will be
organized on Tuesday evening and only the
Bironger and better players will ba ad
mitted. A meeting waa held on Thursday
venlng to arrange for the class.
The rrembers of the Hanacom Park Sew
ing circle met at the home of Mra. Albert
Noe on Saturday morning and made nearly
300 little ailk bags to be Inclosed with the
invitation for the Visiting Nurses' birthday
party to be held on Saturday.
The regular meeting of the Women'
Christian association will be held at 10
o'clock on Tuesday morning In the parlors
of the Young Men's Christian association.
The bill providing for a court for Juvenile
offenders will be presented to the legisla
ture thla week by the State Board of Chari
ties and Corrections. Members of tbe board
say that petitions have come in from tbe
majority of the women's club ot tbe state
and the Industrial committee of the (Late
federation has asked that club women
Interview the legislators of their respective
districts In behalf of this bill providing for
neglected, dependent and deficient children.
WAGNER ATJJNITY CHURCH
Large Audience Enjoy Interpretation
and Rendition of th Com
An audience which filled he auditorium
of the Unity church to overflowing en-
Joyed "An Evening With Wagner" Saturday
evening. Tbta was one of a aeriea of four
muHlrales which will be given during the
winter season. The rrogram rendered em
braced the great composer's "Der Flie
gende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman).
As a preface to the renditions a paper
waa read by Miss Kannle Arnold on the
early life of Richard Wagner. Including
an analysis of the opera. On the program
also were: Overture, four handa, by Messrs.
Gabm and Keefer; "Spinning Song," by
Mrs. Cora Anderson, and tho Misses Kannle
Myer. Rose Brady and Belle Beedle; con
tralto solo, by Miss Francea Roeder; piano
solo, by Mr. Joseph Gabm.
Dr. Humphreys' Fsmoua Specific "SEVENTY-SEVEN"
breaks up and cure Grip,
Coughs, Cclds, Bronchitis, Hoarteness.
Laryngitis. Catarrh, Innuenia. Cold In
Head. Soro Throat and Quinsy.
At all DruKKista. 25 cents, or mailed, on
receipt of price. DOCTOR'S BOOK
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co..
Corner William and John Streets, New
I ECHOES OF THE ANTE ROOM
Judge Slabaugh, W. W. Bingham and A.
M. Berg, the. committee of Nebraska lodge.
No. 1, Knights of Pythias, having In charge
the coming anniversary celebration of the
lodge, reported progress in the matter and
the Indications are that the celebration
will be on of the most pleassnt entertain
ments given by the order In this city.
Ths program is now being arranged and it
the members of the committee can secure
the talent they desire there will be some
novel attractions. The celebration will be
held February 23, although tha anniversary
la February 19.
Monday evening Nebraska lodge will
confer tha ranks of knlghta and esquire. At
the last meeting the lodgo adjourned early
to take part In the dance given by ths
Triangle lodge worked In tho third rank
Thursday evening and will work In the
second this week. The Orpheus singing
society will give a private entertainment
at the ball this evening.
Union Pacific council. Royal Arcanum,
baa Instituted a system of prizes for the
purpose of Increasing membership between
February 9 and April 27. According to
the plan a token valued at $2 will ba
given for each member added during the
term, and for twenty-five members a prize
valued at $25; for twenty, a prize worth
$20; for fifteen members, a prize worth $15;
for ten members, a prize worth $10, and
for five members a prize worth $5; these
prizea In addition to the $2 for each mem
ber. A dancing and card party will be
given by the council February 24.
The degree team of Omaha lodge. No. 18,
Ancient Order of United Workmen, will
give an entertainment at the temple Feb
Omaha tent, Knights of the Maccabees,
has established an emergency fund for the
aid of sick and distressed members, and a
ball will be given at an early date to
swell the fund. A guessing contest with
a prize, In sight, la In progress, the basis
being the number cf initiates during Feb
ruary and March. The prize for January
waa won by Mr. Rouse.
A masque ball will be given by Minne
haha council. Degree of Pocahontaa, at
Myrtle hall, February 28.
North Omaha lodge, Degree of Honor,
wl!l give a masque ball at Washington hall
Mr. Irving G. Bnrlght, supreme president
of the Royal Achates, who has been visit
ing the different lodges of tbe order
throughout the State of Texas, haa Just
instituted a large lodge in Roswell, N.
M. He la expected home In a short time.
MASQUERADE BALL BY ELKS
Arrangements for the Great Enter
tainment to Its Given at
On week from tomorrow night occur
the big entertainment and bai masque un
der the espionage of the Omaha lodge of
Elks. Judging from the number of tickets
rold the Ak-Sar-Bcn den at which the
dance will be held will b crowded, both
on the dancing floor and in the spectators'
gallery. It promises to be a brilliant affair,
as those who purchased or pledged them
selves to buy ticket number among them
soma of the leading social lights of the
city. It can readily be aeen that the order
Issued by the Elks lodge that no tickets
to the dancing floor be Issued but to thosa
holding invitations has a tendency to pro
rent undesirable people from attending th
function. Those who will compose the
Jubilee Glee club, whose duties will bs to
move among tbe dancers and serenade
them, are: Qulnton Miller, John Brennan,
A. W. Kroeger and Thomas Swift. Judo
Dickinson will lead tbe stately minuet
dance that will be one of the features of
the evening. The members of tbe Elks
lodge will vie with each other In strikingly
original costumes. .There will be cake
walkers, Happy Hooligans and the like.
The prizes to be given for the moat orig
inal costumes Is causing those who are to
attend much concern, aa all are desirous
of winning a prize.
SWANSON T0SELL MANTELS
Omaha Clothier Bays State nights to
Ingenious German's Gas Light
John A. Swanson of the Berg-Swanson
Clothing company has bought the sales
rights of a new self-lighting Incandescent j
gaa mantle for the states ot Nebraska and ;
Iowa. He will organize a stock company,
probably, to handle the article, which is
causing a aensation in lighting supply cir
cles. Tbe mantle Is tho Invention of a
poor German, who came to the Unlttd
Statea about a year ago wtth the idea, but
without capital. There is nr difference lu
the appearance of tbe mantel from the
usual kind except three small, black spots i
near the base and two dark, vertical
stripes running to tbe top. When the gas )
la turned on at regular pressure It Ignites
a flame on tbe little, black hummocks
which spread instantly over the re
mainder ot the mantel, which will fit any
The office and records of the Twin Palls
Land and Water company were destroyed
by fire on the morning of the 11th Inst.
It parties who have written Inquiring
about tbe enterprise will plcaso again send
their names and addresses, prompt reply
will bs made.
TWIN FALLS LAND & WATER CO.
MTARTHT-Infant. February 14. 190, son
of J. W. McCarthy. Funeral notice later.
Few fine uhoett
eiuai and none exce,
Surosla. The prite
may be and is a pi
to be higher, but tin'
qua'.ity. lifilbh and
charm ter U lacking.
evm though the pri i
may be Ji or ti
emuHls are 3.S al
ways, lla i contin
uous bargain sale at
tbe horosln 8tore.
One month same aa
all the time.
203 S. 1 5th
Union Central Life Insurance Go.
JOHN M. PATTISON, Pres.
THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL STATEMENT
For the Year Ending December 31, 1902.
Cash on hand and In banks
First Mortgage Loans on Real Relate
Home Office and other real estate, less deductions for possible depreclat
nun iguana on i. onipany s I'oiirie
1". 8. Bonds deposited with the Treasurer
Premium Notes aptl Loans on l'ollcies In
Agents' Balances and Cash Obligations
Net Inferred and Unreported Premiums
interest and Bents, due and unpaid..
interest Accruea, not yet aue.
.ii-L avli ut (i, iioi yei uur
ash Assets, December 31, ltetra.
Reserve Fund, required by law
I'oncy 1 laiins in process or adjustment H. ..
Unpaid Dividends and ITemlums paid In Advance
Commissions and all other obligations not due . , . ,
Commissions and other obligations not due
Surplus credited on Special Forms of Policies
Premiums and Annuities)
Interest and KeiAs
Profit and loss Account.
Mattired Kndowments and Annuities)....
Hnrrendered and Canceled Policies
Dividends to Policy-Holder
Total Payments to Pollcv-Holders
Taxes, Heal Estate and Loan Kxpenses
Commissions, Medical Examinations, Kent,
and an otner expenses
Profit and Loss Account, lnterst on Capital and Reinsurance.
Total number of Pollclea In fore
Total Amount Insured
Policies Issued and Revived In 1901 17.874
First Mortgage Loans on Eastern Nebraska Farina, over.
;aln in Assets .........
Gain In Income
Gain In Premium Receipt;....
........ a .
uain in interest Kocelpts .............
41s In In Surplus .....
Gain in Number of Policies ......
Gala In Amount of Insurance
A. R. EDMISTON, General Agent, Omaha, Neb.
410 Bee Building. 'Phone752.
MRS. J. BENSON.
Q$m! A Waists-
l'Mwili'M 4 1 Waists In Basket Wear,
Vvtil'it&Bl Ulillm Esunask. Etamlse aad Caarti, cm.
X''aMKl$ ft I broldered or plain. ' .
K W w 'If W U I ' h GraDe Acorn and Foliage
HjJffiWl m I Pnttsra.
ftf tew 81116 Waist la fclack and eol-
fjj&i' y ored embroidery' and other trtm-
M Zk mng. '.."..';, ... Vx ,'
V Ajs elegant line of Blaelc ast Col-
Va"tS.' ored Bilk Petticoat. Frloes SV4.ST
, Lieberthal & Russell
Suits made by us are guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction. We do
not allow a garment to leave our store unless perfectly satisfactory
Walking Suits from $40.00 up.
We want you to Inspect our work. We are confident we can pleise
1607 Farnam Street
P'He sells Watrhra." Vjl
Sterling Silver II
Salts and Teppers. If
,.B0; Sterling set Tea- II
rpoons. (six). 3 75; Jf
Sterling act Bon Bon Jf
dishes, $6.00;. Bee IL
Copley for anything VJ
gywfflfywra.owroai a i xv ri Aiwma
These Skirts are new
just received. Made of ex
tra good materials, in all
shadea and finely tail
ored. After March 1st the entire tbre
floors of our building will be used
for the sale of Ladies' Tailored Gar
lSlo Doaalas St.
1903 MODELS READY.
Exclusive designs in madras-oiford-chevlots-pique-linens
We use Imported goods ouly.
COOU3 SOLD BY THE YARD.
Send for catalogue and samples.
(State colore wanted ) Addreaa,
C. R. HARSHBURGER
ITT Stat Street.
(Palmer Houas), Chicago, III.
3 .J:!2. 73
1IW.370 1 -l
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M 897,709 71
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Headquarters . for
SI0.00 fo $75.00.
With the largest and moat cemplet
stock of Records west of Chicago.
Wa aell for cash or (5.00 down and 11.50
Wheeler & Wilson
at popular prlcea and easy term. Second
hand Sewing Machlnea from
$1.00 to $15.00
We aell Needles and Repair and sell
parta for any machine manufactured. Bi
cycles cheap in order to close out our,
Nebraska Cycle Go.
lfith aad Harney Sts., Omaha.
804 Broadway Csnorll man's
61S !. 2ts K Soatn Omaha.
GEORGE E. MICKEU MANAGER
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