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THE OMAHA DAILY BEK: SITNTUY. DECEMBER 24, 1903.
SOCIETY IX THE HOLIDAYS
Dm aba Fetple Ly Oat a Lot of Things for
LITTLE SOMETHING DOING ALL THE TIME
Calendar Full of Announcements and
Mnnr Irlvte Affair Are Cer
tain Onlni to Tamil?
C.lfts nf Ihr Heart.
Twas Hi" week before Christmas; flnan-
Not n soul fa id a word lint what someone
On occasion a voice made, a sad sort or
Exclaiming. "Why should we give presents
And nnothcr whoso knowledge of grammar
Cried. "I'm sure that we never get nothing
'TIs a parlous affair that we cannot well
Yon se that we might receive presents
from them. .
The rmnur, In Town Topics.
The Social Calendar.
MONDAY-Mnnsrom Park. Dancing club
tiarty at r'hamhers'.
CSPAY Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hallers
dancing partv for their daughter: Miss
Curtis and Miss Carlta Curtis, a lunch
eon; Mrs. Will Ogden a box party for
IWEDNESDAY Mrs. Ben Gallagher's dan
cing rartv; Miss Helen Sholes" lunch
eon; Thimble club card party at the
Merrlam; Miss Chilr Woodward's skat
ing party at the Auditorium; Mrs. Rich
ard Patterson's, luncheon; Mrs. Harry
Brown entertains the Western Card
club; Misses Nanna and Minnie Frltch
ard. a card parly; Nlelsen-Bruco wed
ding. TH1 'HHP AY Mrs. Herman Kountr.es re.
centlon for Mrs. Cotton. 4 to 8 o'clock;
Mr and Mrs. 8. I. Bmkalow's dinner
partv; Et-a-V irp club dance.
Kill tAV High Hchool senior claps hop;
Mrs. Thomas Rogers' supper; Mrs. Z.
T. Undsey. a whist luncheon; Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. O'Connor s dancing party.
rJATCHDAY Mr. Edwin Crelghton. a dan
cing party at Chambers ; Mr. Earl
Campbell, a card party.
Such a round as society Is to have this
-eek. For every day and nearly every
Jiour of the day from Monday morning un
til Hoturday night there will be something
going on. Not for years has there been
uch a general reunion of Omaha families.
Not only the college folks, but scores of
those who have long since finished school.
liave come home to spend Christmas, many
of them for the first time In years and
many of them, too, are bringing sons and
laughters of their own. Christmas day will
lie given over chiefly to family dinner par
ties, with the matlneo at theaters, and at
Jeast one large dancing party In the even
ing. And after that there will be one con
tinuous, gay whirl until New Year day Is
The reception to old settlers and their
families to be given at the Omaha club
New Year day 's one of the most antici
pated functions planned for the holidays
"While thero have been such gatherings in
the past, they have been given In private
homes and by close Invitation, but this
year the Invitation Is extended to all resi
dents of Omaha previous to 1871 and their
descendants over IS years of age, and the
gathering promises to be a notable one.
Just now when every mall brings an In
vitation a great deal is being said about
acceptances a great deal on both sides of
the question. On the part of the invited
ones it is, for the most part, the Inquiry,
"Is It proper or necessary to send accept
ance or regrets to such large affairs as
receptions, teas, dances and card parties?"
and on the other -hand the hostesses are
turning, at the absolute carelessness with
which otluir people regard their social ob
ligations. Is it necessary to respond to
an InvitationT It Is at least the courteous
thing to do, and the courteous thing can
never bo very much out of place. Since
the days when everybody's library In
1? Morris Chair
With ever) complete outfit pur
chased at our store this week.
This frame is made of solid
quarter-sawed oak or mihagany
very highly polished. The covering
Is FRENCH WILTON CLOTH, IM
PORTED VERONA or SPANISH
LEATHER, a:: color.
' The Chair Is worth Sixteen
Dollars at any Store in Omaha.
If you don't care for i Morris
Chair, you can exchange for any
article of equal value. This Is
the most expensive article ever
ottered as a premium.
WE FURNISH THE HOME
complete and have the largest
stock to select from. We don't
ask or expect Ins ailment store
We Sell Goods on
, & CARPET CO.
1 309-121 i-121 3 FflM St.
cluded an "Etiquette Book" the rule has
prevailed that an engraved Invitation war
rants a formal reply, but nowadays cards
are received and entered on one s rgage
ment book and If. at the last moment,
nothing else comes up that is more promis
ing the Invited one presents himself or
herself and partakes of the hospitality of
the host or hostess with a clear con
science, and If because the half dis
tracted hostess has had no possible means
of knowing for how many guests to pro
vide, some of the little details of the re
freshments, for Instance, are not quite
perfect, these same selfish ones are the
first to sniff at It.
For a long time the well bred put up with
this sort of thing without complaint, and
then those four letters. "R. S. V. P.," be
gan to appear on Invitations. For e. time
this little hint was sufficient, nut after
awhile this, too, failed to bring a reply
and then the hint became a little more
pointed and an additional inscription was
attached to the card, "Response Will be
Appreciated." Before long the word
"Early" was added to this and next this
little postscript took the form of a re
quest, until nowadays one finds such In
scriptions as this at the foot of formal
and, In fact, all sorts of Invitations: "An
early reply is requested," "An early re
ply will be appreciated." or "A reply Is
requested at your earliest convenience."
What would our grandmothers have
thought of this a hostess begging an ac
knowledgement to such a courtesy, or,
rather, the necessity of it?
Within the month, out of nearly BOO In
vitations that were issued for ons of the
smart functions, less than ?'0 replies were
received, notwithstanding the fact that a
reply had been requested. Lata last seat
son the host of one of the most formal
functions of the year attached to his in
vitations, "An early answer Is requested,"
and notwithstanding this less than one
third of the. guests who presented' them
selves that evening had made any reply
to his Invitation. It would almost seem
that regardless of one's personal opinion
of the importance of his acknowledgement,
such a request with an invitation would
Insure a reply, but evidently everyone does
not ms the matter In this light, and at
this rate it will not be long before a
hostess' only choice will be some such In
scription as this, "Failure to reply will be
accepted as declination."
Com In a: Events.
Miss Helen Sholes will give a luncheon
Mr. and Mrs. Z. T. -IJrdsey will give a
whist luncheon Friday.
Misses Nanna and Minnie Prltchard will
entertain at cards Wednesday.
Mr. Edward Crelghton will give a dancing
party at Chambers' academy Saturday
E'.-A-Vlrp club will give its Christmas
dan.'ing party Thursday -evening at Cham
Mrs. Euclid Martin will entertain at
cards Thursday evening for her daughter,
Miss Frances Martin.
The Hanscom Park Dancing club will
give Its Christmas party Monday evening
at Chambers' academy.
Mrs. Richard Patterson will entertain
at luncheon Wednesday complimentary to
her nelce. Miss Dickson.
Mrs. Harry Brown will entertain the
members of the West End Card club
Wednesday at her home.
Mr. and Mrs J. J. O'Connor will give
a dance at the Normandle Friday evening
for their daughter. Miss Mary.
The high school set are anticipating the
senior class hop, which will be given at
Chambers academy Friday evening.
Mrs. W. H. Ogden will give a box party
at the Burwood Tuesday In honor of her
guest, Mrs. Dunmlre of Kansas City.
Mrs. Curtis and Miss Carlta Curtis will
give a luncheon Tuesday In honor of their
guests, Mrs. Avery and Mrs. Jacobs.
Mrs. Herman Kountxn has cards out for
a reception to be held at Forrest Hill
Thursday afternoon from 4 to a o'clock in
honor of Mrs. Ben Cotton.
New Year's day Mlsa Curtis and Miss
Carlta Curtis will hold a reception at their
home between 3 and o'clock for their
guests, Mrs. Avery and Mrs. Jacobs.
Mrs. Mary Cornelia Bttlnger and Mrs.
John Thomas Johnson have Issued cards
for a reception New Year's afternoon from
S to 5 o'clock at 1525 Georgia avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred II, Davis have cards
out for a dancing party to be given at their
home January t in honor of their daugh
ter. Miss Helen, who is at home from
Mr. Robert Earl Campbell will enter
tain at cards Saturday evening in honor
of Mr. Albln Hamel, who has returned
from the University of Nebraska for the
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Haller will give a
dancing party at the EInlnger gallery
Tuesday evening for their daughter, Mlsa
Marion Huller, who is at home for tha
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Barkalow will enter
tain at dinner Thursday evening In honor
of their son, Mr. Denise Barkalow, and
Mr. Sterling Morton, who are at home
Mrs. Thomas Rogers has Issued Invita
tions for a supper to be given Friday
evening at her home, on Park avenue, for
her daughter. Miss Mary Alice Rogers,
and Miss Wyman of New York.
Mrs. Ben Gallagher will give a dancing
party Wednesday evening at her home on
South Thirty-eighth street, complimentary
to her niece. Miss McCornick of Salt Lake
City, and her son, Mr. Ben Gallagher.
One of tho large affairs of tha week
that is somewhat off the ordinary Is a
roller skating party to be given at tha
Auditorium Wednesday morning by Miss
Clara Woodward for Mlsa Wyman and
Miss Rogers. About 175 guests have been
asked to participate.
One of the largest card parties of tha
week will be given Wednesday afternoon
at tha Merrlam by the members of the
Thimble club. The club is one of the new
organizations and Includes Misses Mable
Marr. Llda Ediniston, Eucy Updike. Marion
Johnson. Marlon Hughes. Etta Beeman.
Isabel French, Laura Montgomery, Ida
Smith and Helen Klshler.
Come and Go Uosslp.
Miss Mary Hold re ge returned from the
Mr. F. P. Klrkendall returned from Chi
Mr. T. O. 8heldon Is tha guest of Mr. and
Mrs. M. C. Harnish.
Mrs. Charles Hull Is In Kansas City,
the guest of her sister.
Mr. Edward Crelghton returned home
Friday from Princeton college.
Mra. Hill of Kansaa City la the guest of
her sister. Mra. D. M. Vlnsonhaler.
Mr. W. B. Wood is tha guest of his
brother, Mr. H. H. Ford of Murray, la
Mr. Howard Johnson of Portland, nn
is the guest of Mr. and Mra. W. C. Goas.
J Mr. W. E. Dixon has returned from New
; York, where he has been alnce Thanks
Mr. J. M. Harding has returned from
Yale to spend the holldaya with Omaha
Mrs. Jay D. Foster haa returned from
New York, where she haa apent the past
Miss Dewey went to Fort Niobrara Fri
day to spend Chrlstmaa with Captain and
Mrs. William Karnes, me Jessie Dickin
son Lyman, spent part of the week In
Omaha slu.nrint.. Wednes.la v Mrs. Kdward
j Diukiuua caiue uy from &anaa City to
Join her daughter and accompanied her to
Fort Meade, where they will spend Christ
mas. Miss Helen Woodward, who Is attending
school at Poughkeepnie, N. Y.. Is at home
for the holidays.
Mrs. Heimbaugh arrived Saturday from
Chicago to k the guest of Mr. und Mrs.
Arthur P. Gulou.
Miss Janet Cambridge Is home from
Boston, where she Is attending school, to
spend the holidays.
Miss Virginia Hinners of Milwaukee came
last week, to be the guest of her sister,
Mrs. Hilton Fonda.
Misses Vera Lllllnn and Dollie L Kuter
of Aurora. III., are visiting at the home
of Dr. A. C. Bunce.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Williams of Sioux
City are guests of Mrs. Williams' sister,
Mrs. Jo Mandlnberg.
Mrs. Godsoe of Chicago Is the guest of
her daughters, Mrs. James Morton and
Mrs. Alfred Kennedy.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Tcmpleton of
Cumberland. Md., are visiting their sister,
Mrs. E. B. Geoghegan.
Miss Elizabeth B. Kelpln Is entertaining
Miss Ina Brandenburger of Neola during
the Christmas holidays.
Miss Dora Borglum left Friday evening
for New Tork City to spend Christmas
vacation with her brother.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Mcintosh and family
of New York are guests of Mrs. Mcintosh's
mother, Mrs. C. B. Rusttn.
Mlsa May Mahoney Is home for the holi
day vacation, from St. Paul, where she
Is a student at Durham hall.
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson of Dallas, 8. P.,
are guests of Mrs. Jackson's parents. Judge
and Mra. Munger, for Christmas.
Mr. Robert Fisher has returned from
Ann Arbor to spend the holidays with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Fisher.
Mrs. F. W. I4nch of Chicago, who has
been tho guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Melkle, will return to her home today.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kountze and Miss
Loinax expect to leave this week for
Hoosack Falls, N. Y.. to spend New Year's.
Mrs. Largey and son, Mr. Crelghton Lar
ger, have arrived from New York to Fpend
the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mc
Miss Gertrude White, who is a Student
at We.llesley college, arrived Saturday
morning to spend the holidays with her
Mr. and Mrs. Nlcklen and children of
Lincoln are guests of Mrs. Nlcklen's pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. Davis Reed, for
Mrs. Zerelda Bowie, daughter of Major
D. L. Barrigor. with her little daughter,
has returned from a visit of several months
in K.insas City.
Judge Crounse and daughter. Miss Mario
Crounse, will leave this week for New Or
leans to go later to Florida for the re
mainder of the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Weakley of Aurora.
III., arrived In Omaha on Saturday, to Bpend
the holiday week with Mrs. Weakley's sis
ter, Mrs. T. W. MeCulIough.
Mr. George M. Cockrell. traveling auditor
for the Schwarzchlld & Sulsberger Packing
company of Chicago, is visiting his family
over the holidays at 1737 Park avenue,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Standlsh and little
daughter of Kansas City are guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Woodward and Mr.
and Mrs. M. M. Standlsh for Christmas.
Miss Curtis and Mrs. Avery arrived Fri
day from New York. Mrs. Avery's mother,
Mrs. Clark, and her son, Morris, will come
today, to be the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
S. S. Curtis.
Miss Agnes Ilamlll of Chicago will . be
the guest of Miss Golda Murphy during the
holidays. Miss Murphy and .her sisters
will entertain at cards Saturday evening
In Mlsa Hamlll's honor.
Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Lemon of St.
Joseph arrive today to be the guests of
their sister, Mrs. Henry W. Yates, and
Mr. Yates, at Hillside, over Christmas.
Miss Lemon and Mr. Hal Lemon will ac
Mr. and Mrs. J. Seibold. Miss Anna Sei
bold and Mr. and Mrs. William Keller
and aon of Kearney; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley
Wysocki of Howells and Mrs. M. E. Rhodes
and daughter of Kansas City are spending
the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. D. CA Crls
man of H6 North Twenty-sixth street.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rosewatcr and llttlo
daughter, accompanied by Miss Rebecca
Kats, who has been their guest for some
time, left Saturday evening for Baltimore,
where, they will be the guests of Mrs.
Rosewater's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kate.
Mr. Rosewater will attend the meeting of
the American Economic association to be
held In Baltimore this week.
Social I hit-Chat.
Miss Grace Sorenson returned from Ann
Arbor, Mich., where she has been attending
the University of Michigan, to spend the
holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. F. E. Alvord has Just returned from
Grand Island, where she went to attend
the Installation of officers of the Railway
Trainmen and the Ladles' auxiliary, which
was followed by a grand ball.
Miss Grace McCornick entertained In
formally at whist Thursday evening at her
home. The rooms were trimmed with holly
and mistleto and the prizes were awarded
to Mlsa Isabel 1 Traill and Dr. L, M. Powell.
Miss Irene Liddell entertained the young
women of the Nlclson-Bruse bridal party
Friday afternoon. Those present were:
Misses Nellie Nielson, Merlan Ilarnich,
Amanda Tebblns, Susan le Draft. Grace
Shaffer. Florence DeGraff, Mrs. J. M.
Hoerner of Hastings and Mra. James Ud
dell. Weddluga and Engairemeuts.
Carda have been received In Omaha an
nouncing the marriage In Galveston, Tex.,
of James Callan Klnsler of Omaha to Ada
Cora, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. P.
Mlstrot of Galveston. Mr. and Mrs. Kins
ler will be at at home In Omaha.
Mr. and Mra. Lyon announce the
marriage of their daughter. Mips Katherine,
to Mr. Charles Howard Calland on Wednes
day, December SO, Rev. J. W. Conley offici
ating. After a short visit with the par
ents of the groom at Beatrice Mr. and
Mrs. Calland will leave for Ogden, Utah,
where they will reside.
A wedding which was solemnised In Ash
land last Tuesday evening of Interest to
many Omaha and South Omaha people
waa, that of Mr. James Honour Brady,
superintendent of the Union Stock Yards
Railroad company of South Omaha, and
Miss Lucy Luclle Penny, who has been a
very popular teacher in South Omaha for
several years. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. A. E. Russell of Ord, Neb.,
at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs.
Martha Elizabeth Penny, in Ashland, in
the presence of about seventy-five relatives
and friends. Preceding the entrance of the
bridal party Miss Blanche. Sorenson of
Omaha sang la an effective manner "The
Hong of a Heart." She also sang during
the reception. At the appointed hour, as
Miss Edith Shedd played the Iohengrln
wedding march, the bridal party entered,
led by the Misses Elsie Montgomery and
Edith Carpenter of South Omaha, Mias
Mat tie Penny and Miss Carrie Brush, who
stretched the ribbons. Then came the
groom and his best man, Mr. Gall Hamlll
of South Omaha, followed by little Mlsa
Reea, earning the ring in an American
Beauty rose. Following was the maid of
honor, Mlsa Julia Parkhurst. preceding the
biidel- who mas dimming in a gown of
white embroidered swUs, with yoke and
bertha of real lace, while her bouquet was
of niertcait I'eantv ropes. The house was
most attractively decorated with iesiouna
of Christmas greens, holly, cut flowers and
red Christmas bells. Mr. and Mrs. Brady
left for a wedding trip of several weeks In
California, and will be at home In South
Omaha after February 1. Among the out-of-town
guests were Miss Elsie Mont
gomery. Miss Edith Csrpenter. Mr. Gall
Hamlll. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Slirtgley and
Mr. L. R. 8mlth, all cf South Omaha; Miss
r.Ianche Sorenson of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Penny of Butte, Mont.. Mrs. M. E.
Forter of Pittsburg, Pa., Mrs. Alvln Todd.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Todd, Miss Todd and
Mr. Caldwell of Lincoln and Rev. A. E.
Russell of Ord, Neb.
ELABORATE EATING ON DINERS
l nlon Pacific Will Serve a F'rnlt
I'nnch Free and Provide Many
Overland punch, with the compliments of
the Union Faclflo road, will be served to
all patrons of tha diners on the Union Pa
cific on Christmas day. For this punch
the commissary department of the Union
Pacific has taken the greatest pains, going
so far as to send exact Instructions to all
conductors as to tho making of the punch
so that all will be made alike. In order to
have fresh fish the company has at great
expense provided sea bass direct from San
Francisco, which is about the only fish
that can be secured fresh at this time.
The menu for the Christmas dinner la one
of the most elaborate and beautiful crea
tions ever put out by any road. The cover
contains a reproduction of a beautiful water
color in colors on sheepskin, and is pretty
enough to frame.
Last season the Northwestern-Union Pa
cific combination Inaugurated a new Idea
for tourists In this country, which was to
put In an exclusively first-class, personally
conducted tour to California, The success
of this was so marked last season that It
will be duplicated this year when, on Febru
ary 7, V. Z. BaJrd. excursion agent of the
Union Pacific, will leave Chicago with a
select party and spend the disagreeable
portions of February and March In the
land of perpetual summer. The cost for
forty days from Omaha, with everything
paid and first-class, will he $330. All ar
rangements have been made for every
travel comfort. The cars will be standard
sleepers and diners. The schedules are so
arranged that the most Interesting portion
of the trip will be made by daylight runs
with stops at the more Important points
of Interest. All meals will be served on
the diners or at first-class hotels.
SICK FOLKS T0BE CHEERED
Mnnlp and Flowers to lie Added la
Generous Mensnre to Brighten
The hospitals of the city will be flooded
with Christmas cheer on Monday. Those
who are on beds of sickness or who may
be convalescing will bo made to feel of
tho joy that comes with the Yuletlde sea
son. In some of the hospitals services will
be held, while In nearly all music, flowers
and words of cheer will be offered in
every room and ward.
Midnight mass will be celebrated in the
chapel at St. Joseph's hospital by Rt. Rev.
John Jennette, chaplain of the hospital.
Following this service, at 6 and 6 o'clock
Christmas morning, services will be held,
while vespers will be given at 2 In the
afternoon. About 8 o'clock in the even
ing, In the hospital, the patients will be
treated to a Christmas tree and entertain
ment. Santa Claus has promised to visit
the hospital during the evening and dis
Dean Beocher of Trinity cathedral will
have charge of the Christmas service at
Clarkson hospital at 4 o'clock Sunday aft
ernoon. On Christmas a tree. will be dis
played for the children at that institution.
At Immanuel hospital the tree will be In
view 8unday evening, while a religious ser
vice will be in order Monday afternoon.
A general good time is the program at
Immunuel. Santa Claus and music will
be the attractions for those who are con
fined at the Methodist Episcopal hospital.
Such good things as patients may eat will
be served at the Wise Memorial hospital
Monday. The Central will have a tree.
The other hospitals will not have any spe
cial exercises, but will endeavor to make
the patients feel It is Christmas day In
fact as well as fancy.
STOPPED BYZIP OF BULLET
Detective Maloney Fires Blarh at
Fleeing Prisoner and Makes
Him Come la.
The probabilitiea are L. G. McKay was
more scared yesterday afternoon when De
tective Moloney fired a shot over his head
at Sixteenth and California streets than
was Santa Claus Friday evening when his
whiskers caught fire. McKay threw up
both hands and grew weak in the knees
when the missile whistled by his ear. The
man was arrested with W. M. Woster and
I. J. Plalle in a room over 600 North Six
teenth street by Detectives Maloney and
Drummy. While the officers turned their
attention to the other two men McKay
tried to get away, but the report of the
pistol brought him back to the fold like a
The men. who are booked at the city
Jail as being suspected persons, said they
came ht-re from Chicago. They are sus
pected of stealing a lot of tools recovered
from a pawnshop by Detective Savage.
SANTA AT THE CITY MISSION
Good Old Saint Will Work Extra on
Ta radii) to Gladden Hearts
of Little Ones.
Tuesday will be a red-letter day at the
City mission, on Tenth street. In the morn
ing at 10 o'clock the boys of the mission
will be treated by Santa Claus and the
good women of the mission, while the
girls, who are said to have more patience
than boys, will have their annual Christ
mas treat at 2 o'clock. Miss Magee ex
pects to make about SX poor boys and girls
fel better for having come In contact with
the City mission. There will be a large
tree at the mission and lots of good things
to eat and wear will be given, to say noth
ing of the toys. Santa Claus has prom
ised to make several trips to the mission
even If he Is arrested for exreeding the
speed limit In so doing.
Owing to the Christmas arrangements In
hand at tho mission the Sunday school
service today will be held in the police
I.lghtshlu Tenders Employed.
WASHINGTON. Deo. B It was an
nounced today that the man who operated
the illfated lightship No. 68. which sank
recently off Nantucket shoals, have all
been given employment in the eervice.
having been assigned to duty on the va
rious lightships along the coast.
Alfrrifc Bloom l.lvea Tarkeya.
An agreeable surprise was given to the
employes of the Alfred Bloom company
Frt'lav night In the form of a Christinas
greeting. At the closing hour the seventy
rive employes were Invited to pass out
through the office and with a few appro
priate remarks the president. Alfred Bloom,
r resented each one with a Christmas
urkey. Each recipient of a bird gave new
evidence of the good will that exists be
tween the company and the eniplos. This
Ik tlie ui;.il r .isioni of the conipt'i ard Is
li e uije ot many borauiiments froiu the
WOMAN IN CLUB AND CHARITY
A new department under the suggestive
head of "The Real American'" makes Its
appearance In the December Federation
Bulletin, which will present "a monthly re
view of current and recent literature which
Is unusually significant In portraying Amer
ican life and especially that which vitally
concerns Amercan womanhood. " This first
review deals with Bishop rotter's recent
article on the "Decline of the Home;" Mrs.
Russell Sage's article on "Opportunities and
Responsibilities of Leisure Women." in a
recent number of the North American Re
view, and Pavld Graham's book. "The
Reign of Gilt." Each of thum is worthy
of serious consideration, and each carries
a warning against the evils of luxury. The
"disease of luxury." the Bulletin calls It.
and It ascribes to the outspoken warnings
of the women's club much of the credit for
what the general public now regards as a
sudden awakening to Its dangers.
"It must be understood." the editor de
clares, "that all three of these writers re
fer only to our great cities for the subject
matter of their discussion and then to only
a very small part of those cities In fact,
to what might be regarded as a mere ex
crescence upon our national life If It were
not for the danger that It may grow to
larger proportions. Mr. Phillips reminds
us in one' chapter that we are not all
money-erased, and in another calls up the
census to prove that there are at least
J.OOtl.OOO of American women who earn their
own living or are at least producers In some
sense. And yet these are not the only real
American women. Mrs. Sage could find
much to comfort her In the societies called
women's clubs, and even Bishop Totter
could find half a million homes within fifty
miles of the city hall which would do his
heart good and remind him of much that
was characteristic of the old home of "the
days gone by," aa wn sometimes think.
"Further on. In his chapter on "The. Real
American Woman,' Mr. Fhllllps says: 'The
American woman is regarded both here
and abroad as the strongest and subtlest
enemy of American democracy. She Is
pictured In the Imagination of students of
our life as Ignorant of politics, interested
only In her own sovereignty over the
American man, or rather, over his pocket
book; a snob and a climber and a wor
shiper of European aristocratic Institutions.
A poor housekeeper, a reluctant mother
and a very vampire of luxury and show,
she hides her superficiality and cold
henrtedness under a mask that is fair and
fascinating. She Is a born cast worshiper,
an Instinctive ha'er of democracy.'
"American women know that this Is not
a true picture and yet they must admit
that such judgment Is Justifiable if based
upon many of their number who have sold
themselves for foreign titles or who
cheapen themselves by trapsing after and
catering to a so-called nobility that ac
cepts them on the attractions of their
flaunted wealth and, after all. It Is this
class of Americans of which our foreign
critics see and know most. But to call
them typical American women Is a gross
Quite naturally, too, our European critics
Judge our standards of marriage by those
alliances of our heiresses abroad, while aa
a matter of fact, as the Bulletin says,
"Americans know well enough that the
view of marriage entertained In Europe Is
absolutely Ignominious as compared to our
own, and the realization Is no better than
the theory. Tho 40 or 50 per cent of llllgitl
macy in most foreign lands is proof
enough of that, even though we did not
know the fate of many unfortunate wpmen
who have ventured Into this quagmire of
social disorder which Is Indulgently called
the aristocracy of Europe."
Continuing, the Bulletin says: "And all
of this reminds us that It Is time that the
real American woman had more to say In
her own defense. She Is slandered at home
almost aa grossly as she Is abroad, al
though the excuse of Ignorance and misap
prehension would all be In mitigation of the
foreign traducer. Is it not time that
women should say something In reply, and
should it not be said with emphasis?"
The year book of the Nebraska Woman's
Christian Temperance union is out this
week. It Includes a directory of all the
unions In the state, together with a cor
rected list of all officers and superin
tendents In the state and county work, be
sides the reports and other information
usual in such hand books.
Mrs. E. L. Wood of the mothers' depart
ment of the Nebraska Woman's Christian
Temperance union Is spending the winter In
California with her husband, whose 111
health necessitated their leaving Omaha.
Mrs. Wood will continue her work from
OMAHA HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
The Ciceronlans met briefly on Friday
afternoon and rendered an Interesting pro
gram. The uuetion: "Hcxolvcd. that
Omaha should have two high schools" waa
discussed by Samuel Kvynolds and Ueorgn
Brown. John Railey read un Ititeresting
paper. The society extends u most cordial
Invitation to lis future meeting to the
undergraduates not yet affiliated with other
The Frances Wlllard society's program
was essentially tinged with the Christmas
spirit. Bertha Neef told an Interesting
original story entitled. "Tho Orphan's
Christmas." "The Bridge Keeper's Story"
was effectively recited by (irace fitenbvrg.
A humorous reuding entitled. "Too Pro
gressive for Him," by Erne Parker, was en
thusiastically received by those present.
Antonio Pauraurd recited very creditably
"Santa's Little Boy." "How Christmas
Came to the Foor House" was told by
Clara Nelson In an Interesting iimnm r.
Ella Zabel In closing then told some amus
ing, though difficult conundrums.
The meeting of the Webster oeiety was
of little conbequeiice. After a tumultuous
scene the meeting was finally declared ad
journed by the presiding officer.
The meeting of the Demosihc niun De
buting society hud the usual Interesting
feature of parliamentary law drill.
A unique program was rendered by the
Pleiad' society. Sadie lluit ui tendered
an ex'UliMite violin solo. "The Pickwick
Club," from "Little Women," was pre
sented by the following peisuns in thehe
respective parts: Meg. Lynne MalmquiKt;
Jo, Marion Chapman; Beth, Frances
lingers; Amy, Kditn Schram. Edna Cole
lead an Interesting essay on WUliuni
Shakespeare, after which Katherine Kn
right closed tho formal program with a
The Hawthorne society program u
somewhat similar to that rendered by the
Pleiades society, yet, It had very lutereiit
iug features. Allle Adams told in an in
teresting manner of "Foreign Christmas
Customs." "Hob Cratchit's Christmas lim
ner" was read with unusual effecticenecH
by Georgia Miller. Dor.i Olxen. In a beau
tiful puper, told of "The Christ Child In
Art." Helen Stevenson read Milton's fa
mous poem on the "Nativity" In a very
able manner. "How huni.i claim Cuuie u
Simpson's Bar" was interestingly read by
A peculiarly Intenestlng program was
presented by the Prisciila Aldeu society.
Agnes Russell told an Interesting story of
"Madge's House Party. I'hat Old Sweet
heart of Mine" was very cleverly recited by
Jessie Harris. "Life In Hchool" waa the
subject of a captivating essay by Heatrii
Barnhart. Alice Wood worth recited very
charmingly "Orandpa's." In closing Mary
MK'ague. told a beautiful story entitled
"The Cheerful Covers."
A Christmas program was given by the
Elaine society, which proved to be of an
Interesting nature. The High School Octet
furnlstH-d several selections to the delight
of all present. Florence Van Horn told
an interesting Chrlsunias story. Haiel
Hmltli sang a solo. A piano soln ,y Pran
ces Scott wa credit al,l rendered. An
interesting story aa told by. Maiguiti
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fVJathews Piano Company
1513-15 Harney St., Omaha, Neb.
Tetard. Helen Chesney recited an appro
priate poem and I'ansy Williams closed hy
ti'lln.g interesting anecdotes.
The choral class, composed of students of
history. Is making good progress. The
)l;h School Octet sang several selections
ct Its meeting I.isl Monday. Mr. Ira H.
I'eni.iman. director of the choir of the
First Congregational church, sanic a hari- .
time solo entitled, "Song of the Flag," by j
It. iJe Koven. ;
At the reoieni!!g of school after the holi- i
flays, frincipal A. Ji. waicrnousc win in
auKurate classes in parliamentary law. lor
which there has been a demand. Thet.9
clauses tll lie conducted every day in the
ei-K, one hour eurh day.
Tho program rendered by the Iilln so
ciety on Friday alieriioon proved highly
successlul. The motto of the afternoon
KUd, "I do not care for Ilia skeletons, give
lne the white Immortality of my marble
gods." The central theme wus I'oiupeli."
(irace Mc Bride gave an Interesting descrip
tion of "The City of l'onip li llelore the
F.iupllon." "The iJeKlrm tom ot I'otnpeli"
was vividly depicted by flalph Hweelny.
Iorls Wood told of the. "Hcient Uxcava
tiors and Discoveries in Pompeii ". "Pliny
ti e Klder" was the subject of a paper by
Kuth Best. in closing Josephine Kuble
read the letter of I'liny the Younger to
The closing ilav before the Christinas
holidays was marked with many Interest
ing vents. Among lbe.-e was a pnilitsble
hour spent in Mi K. Mackln's modt rn
iilstorv class. Florence Sherwood told In
teresting anecdotes of the gret britiso
admiral. Nelson. A comic poem bv Southey
on Napoleon's march to Mo.-'-ow was i
I v Kl.anor Ja.iuith. "The Boy of Ralis
bf.n" bv Itohert Browning, pictured iynll
the soldier s attlaebnn nt to Ncpol. on
"Waterloo." from Byron, was also enter
tainingly read. Jo Kingwalt read the Im
pressions of an American while at tlie
in or ir i. on.
tie time t'j cnrlhiniiis I"'1"1""
An event that proved of espe-lal Interest
tn the Octet was an invitation bv Fnn;-I-
i.hI A H Watrhnue t.. dinner. ite-
'tales the Octrr the miming team of d-I
haters w& eutsrtainod at supper al Ui J
Miss Kate M .-Hiigiis r.iiBiisn
sent'd drllghiful progra-ns t hi mio'it th..
dav Al! were traeti on 'Machetn
Hi.d proved to furnish innrh enlovment.
w ' . Ki.itMsIi clH.-FCS devote.
.m rs. k i.-i
" 'j'zi'?' fMu ;&wi
I'axton hotel by the principal and Mr. C.
M. Brocelen, faculty manager of debating.
Drrirl'l lleeords I lipreef ilf ntfd.
Count v Clerk Drexel has tiled more chat
tel mortgages and leases during the month
of December tliiiu were ever before tiled
In the orlice in one month. The number
will reach over while but three times
In the previous history of the county
clerk's oltlce has the number of instru
ments tiled rearh-d over 4'.
IN A DRUG STORE
Thoro hth lots of tliiii in a (lnu;
htorc Jill the year nrouwl that make
HtiituliJi- and acccitHl)l pros-puts. We
mention n few tilings to ho hud at ottr
II a ml Mirrors, ."Hk- to
Hair Brushes, ".V to .5.1.
.Military Brushes. Jl .'sl to 4.." pair.
IVrfuinoK. l"o to ? bottle.
Writimt r;tM-r. iu pretty lxot. V..V
to f-'l.Tt lxx.
Purses und 1 1 :i tit 1 Bun. Joe to f'-'.."i)
Fancy Whisk Brooms. 'J.V to $1.
Cijtnr ly lox at wholesale prior.
Imixpm oontH'm 1-. -Vl "! l' i'ip;ar.
price fi'opi ."k- to $ir.
CANl'IFS A P'eat variety of eholro
In-Mild. I Kin Imti niul chocolatos.
Cents' and I. miles' Traveling Cnses,
Sherman & McDonnell Drug Go.
COB. 10TU AND DOtHili
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