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BRIEF CITY NEWS
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Omaha General Hospital, Soar. 155.
0. Else, ristarss, Bargess-Qrandea.
Egyptian Chocolates 30O. Myers-IMIInn.
Barglars Bob Grocery Store Ilu-jlaii
entered t'urceilo brothers store si to!
South Fourteenth street Saturday night
and besides securing $4.1. they curried
off ten pounds of summer sausage and
ten boxes of So cigars They sained
entrance by unlocking h rar door.
Auxiliary Elects Officers General
Henry V. l.awton Auxiliary No. 1 of
the Fpanlnh War Veterans, elected the
following named officers for the ensuing
Vfsr: Mrs. W. It. Wnckctt, president: Mrs.
Laura Vance, senior ice; Mrs. Josephine
Neeley, junior vice; Mrs. Ktnma Taylor,
chaplain; Mrs. Llxr.le X s land, conductor;
Mrs. Anna Miller, treasurer; Mrs. Mahel
V. Havens, secretary; Mrs. Annie Sayre,
Injured Woman ImproTlnt Mr.
Christina 1'llhnKHain, tn woman who was
struck by a swiftly moving North Twenty-fourth
street car Saturday night. Is
Improving rapidly at St. Joseph" hos
pital, according to the attending physi
cian. Mrs. Fillingham was seriously In
jured Internally and suffered severe
sprains In both arms.
Olre Watch To Xoebler One hundred
Band fifty employes of the Omaha Elec
tric Light & Power company presented
Superintendent Oeorgo Kecbler of the op
erating department -vri a nandsome
watch, chain and Klk charm. Michael
liogan, twenty-five years an employe of
the company, made the presentation
CHRISTMAS JT THEATERS
Unusual Holiday Attraction! Offered
COMEDY RULES AT EACH HOUSE
For the Holidays
With the return of the alumni of the
Omaha High school, to spend the holi
days, many social affairs and class re
unions have been planned. Of the class
gatherings, two will be held In Redick
hall. The graduating classes of 1909 and
of 1911 will both hold their social func
tions at the University of Omaha. This
will be the second year ttiat the '09 class"
has reconvened here. Joe Noonan is
making arrangements for the entertain
ment and K tan ton Salisbury has charge
of the decorations. Aside from pennants
from nearly all of the colleges In the
country cosy corners will be made with
the decorations of the Omaha High
school, the class of 1909,. the University
of Omaha and the University of Ne
braska. This reception will be held on
the evening of December 27 and on the
following evening the graduating class
of last year will hold Its first annual
reunion. Of last year's class at least
twenty are this year enrolled at the
University of Omaha. Miss Loa Howard
Is chairman of the general committee to
make plans for the gathering of her
For Theater Folk
Charlie Franke, manager of the Krug
theater, was major domo and chief fac
totum at a Christmas celebration ten
dered the members of the "Cherry Blos
soms" company and all of the employes
of the theater last night on the stage
Immediately following the show.
A Christmas tree program previously
had been arranged and several hours
were spent singing songs and working
various stunts. Following the dlstrlbu
tion of gifts to each person present the
guests administered justice to a banquet
Manager Franke was the recipient of
number of gifts from his employes, and
the employes In turn were each remem
bered by the popular manager.
L. E. DUDGEON IS HONORED
ON TWENTY-FIRST BIRTHDAY
Mr. and Mis. D. W. Dudgeon enter
talned on Wednesday evening for their
nephew, Leroy Edward Dudgeon, the oc
caslon being his twenty-first birthday
The decorations were suggestive of
Christmas. The dining table had for a
centerpiece a birthday cake with twenty'
one candles. The evening was spent in
Karnes, music and dancing.
The guests were Misses Marie Massey,
Lillian Hamuelson, Louise Bailey, Mar-
guerite Maccartney, Margaret Thomas,
Ruth Myers, Melva MacAulay, Marie
Carey, Nellie Dudgeon. Messrs. Charles
Sudds, Fred Hunt, Paul Bergers, Robert
Massey, Edward Benolken, John Dud
geon, Mrs. Frank Leroy Dudgeon, De
CONNELL'S PLAN TO SAVE
CITY FUNDS TO BE HEARD
Dr. R. W. Connel, health commission,
cr, has planned a change In the tlulry In
Hpcctlng department and believes that
by purchasing an automobile for the milk
Inspector auniHtautn could be dispensed
with. Ho has mile request for the
auto but the city council has referred
the communication to the committee of
the whole for discussion and It will come
up tomorrow afternoon, the committee
of the whole meeting on Tuesday Instead
of Monday, which Is Chrlttlmas day. Vr
Connell has prepared figures to prove
liis assertion that the city would save
money by investing In the automobile.
CITY COUNCIL WILL CLASH
OVER REPAIRS TO VIADUCT
Spirit of the eaaon Reflected la
the mils, Which Afford Merrl
meat to the Last
ATTH.H'TIOS S l OM AHA.N
American "Samoa for the Goose."
Boyd "The Wall Street Girl."
Brandels "Get Bloh Quick WaUtnr
Omaha theaters offer some unusual at
tractions for holiday patrons. At the
Brandels a splendidly equipped orgnnlsa
tlon Is presenting what is admitted to
be George M. t'ohnn's best comedy,
"Get Rich Quick Walllngford," In almost
perfect fashion. As a comedy It can
hardly be Improved upon. It Is clean
and clever, and tells a pood story. Over
at the Boyd a charming musical comedy
favorite, Blanche King, with a fine com
pany, may be seen In one of the newest
of New York succenses, "The Wall
Street Girl," in which she Is singing a
number of new songs and winning a
lot of fame she did not need to Insure
her popularity. Miss ' Ijtnir and the
Woodward players are presenting a com
edy that is new to Omaha, one that
sparkles In every line, and which pleased
large audience last night Immensely.
The Orpheum has a special Christmas
week bill, with one of the largest and
most important acts ever presented on
the vaudeville stage. At the Gayety
and the Krug good extravaganza shows
are being presented by companies of
ability, so that those who like the lighter
form of variety entertainment may find
plenty to satisfy them. All In all. It Is
the most tempting array ever offered
for the holiday season at the Omaha
theaters. The reviews that follow tell
something of the character of entertain
BLANCHE R1XJ AT THE BOYD
Charming; Favorite Wins Reception
In "The Wall Street Girl."
Blanche Ring and company In "The Wall
Street Girl, a musical comedv in three
acts; book by Margaret Mayo and Ed
gar Selwln; lyrics by Hapgood Burt;
music Dy can Hoscnna. The principals
James Greene, senior member of
Greene & Longman Harry Gllfoll
jonn Chester, or. Chester : Chester..
Dexter Barton, a western product
: Charles Gotthold
Bertie Longman. Junior member of
Greene & Longman.. ..Clarence Oliver
Rev. Dr. Leonard Paul Porter
Mrs. Williams, .lemmas cnaperone....
-.- Maude Knowlton
Pearl Williams, her daughter
Lawrence O'Connor, who has the mov-
lng picture rights Wellington Cross
sunshine rieiiiy. dbck aoor Keeper
..: Lois Josephine
Jemima (Jimmy) Greene, the Wall
Street Girl v. Blanche Ring
jjeiignuui, surprising incongruities,
wholesome, stinging, keen-edged, mirth'
making wit, a fine, clean humor, beau
tiful realistic stage effects, and delicious
girls draped in shimmering, clinging
silken costues this Is "The Wall Street
Girl" at the Boyd. And embodying all
this in a lively Interpretation of the
girl who wanted to be a boy is Blanche
Ring. She was given a round of greet
ing that proclaimed her an Omaha
favorite without further ceremony, ajid
the greeting was returned in a series of
new, swinging melodies. Half the
audience left whistling and humming
"Deedle-Dum-Dee" and "I Want a Regu
lar Man." "Under the Love Tree!' In
troduced Miss Florence Shirley to the
audience as one of the prettiest and
most charming of a pretty and charming
"The Wall Street Girl" tells the story
of a healthy daughter of a New York
broker who needs a son to help him
but has no particular use for a girl.
So his daughter, Jemima, known simply
as "Jimmy," affects the masculine,
smokes a cigarette (once), gombles at the
rnces, ball games and lias pockets In her
skirts. The senior member of the firm
comprised of the father and Jimmy en
Joys a few things "on the quiet," and
one of them Is the pink page. He
plans to slip away to Reno to see the
prize fight which Is planned and about
the same time Jimmy meets a western
mine promoter and on a special train she
leaves to see the prospect, which Is
also around Reno somewhere. And so
they both see the fight, but not In the
Harry Gllfoll as the father displays
a gift of ventriloquism so aptly applied
that the popping of champagne corks and
the sizzle of the fuzzy drink Is distinctly
heard. Charles Gotthold and Clarence
Oliver, the one as the "western product"
and the other as a member of the firm
of Greene & Longman of Broadway, up
hold the quality of the case in an alto
gether worthy and very entertaining
several of them might have been se
lected from life. So, the story Is not In
any way much more Improbable than the
tale that has been unfolded In the court
proceedings at Council Bluffs during the
last week, except that the heroes did
give over their wrongdoings and become
useful members of society without hav
ing to go to prison to accomplish the
And the comedy has the Cohan snap
without the crudity that has marked the
efforts of the author. This Is Its secret,
and after It has been Seen wonder ceases
that It has been a whirlwind of success.
It has the element of humanity all
through it, and In no place Is It strained.
The comedy comes as incidental to the
action, and not as Its main feature, and
tho deeped sentiment that underlies the
whole is never mawkish. Walllugford
and Daw are sensible men, wholesome
and sound, and show It In every way
after the serious aspect of their under
taking is apparent. And the others In
the play, drawn just a little out of focus,
perhaps, but with no more of exaggera
tion than is essential to theatrical prop
erties, are men and women who are ani
mated by right motives and prosper
The story Is brief. J. Rufus Wallfng
ford and Horace "Blackle" Daw. profes
sional swindlers, drop Into a little Iowa
town Intent on securing what money they
can and decamping. They operate with
boldness and success, but Just s they
are preparing to flee with the money en
trusted to them, they discover that they
have fallen In love with good girls, and
each wishes he were an honest man. Just
here It develops that the plana they
started as a foundation for their swind
ling operations were laid better than they
dreamed, and that fortune Is theirs. So,
Instead of becoming fugitives from a
fresh crime, they remain to become mil
lionaires, pay off their earlier victims,
wed the girls they love, make wealthy
the men they had been planning to rob.
and In the last act welcome a detective
as a friend, and Introduce him to all their
Along the way is a continual sparkle of
Cohanesque conversation,, humor that Is
eloquent, and some Blmple sentiment that
Is good to hear. The company la a splen
did organization and the combination Is
Irresistible. Each member of the cast is
entitled to commendation for well con
sidered efforts, and the praise of a well
pleased audience must be shared equally
among the lint.
uki men wuicK v aiungrora Is a
most appropriate play for the holiday
season, and its stay at the Brandels
ought to see that house packed at each
performance. A special matinee will be
played this afternoon, and the engage
ment will run till after Wednesday night
with another matinee on Wednesday
MISS LANG IX SPARKLING HOLE
"Sauce for the noose" at the Amcr
Ivan m Decided Hit.
A comedy drama, whose story Is that
of a witty woman who saves her home
from ruin, is "Sauce for tho Goose," the
offering for Christmas week of the Wood
ward Stock company at the American,
Tne plot is well constructed, the play is
well written, and the lines are rich in
humor. There Is enough serious body td
the piece to make the auditor think be.
tween laughs. "Sauce for the Goose'
Is one of the best plays the Woodward
company has produced so far this season.
It strikes that happy mean between trag
edy that Is depressing and farce comedy
that Is silly.
When John Constable, who hasn't truly
measured his own wife's Intellect, seeks
the mental society of another woman,
who wants his love, Mrs. Constable sets
bout thwarting the plans of the schemer.
Mrs. Alloway. She succeeds on the theory
that "what Is sauce for the goose Is
sauce for the gander," and deliberately
encourages lovemaking from a society
man of questioned character, whom her
husband despises. The result Is that Con
stable regains his senses and all ends
The role of Kitty Constable is one that
Miss Eva Lang Is well fitted to play.
GET RICH UUCK WALLINGKOKD
When the city council meets In com
mittee of the whole tomorrow afternoon
the tranquility of the holiday season will
be again disturbed with the clamor of
war. Councllmen and citizens and legal
learning is arranging lines of opposition
and support in the Eleventh street via
duct controversy. The railroads want to
repair the viaduct at an expense of $40,000.
The citizens assert that they want to do
so only because their fight In the Courts
against the construction of a new via
duct, which has dragged for a long time.
Is about to be decided against them.
Councilman Davis introduced a resolution
at the last council meeting giving the
corporations the right to repair the via
duct, but an attorney for the property
holders in that district was present and
fought it bitterly.
ENTERTAIN PATIENTS AT
The convalescent patients at Methodist
Episcopal hospital will be entertained to
day In one of the wards by the nurses
and physicians of the hospital, who have
arranged for a Christmas tree program
and gifts for each patient. The enter
tainment will be directed by Miss Mary
Bueker, superintendent of the operating
LmmI Saturday the nurses had their
Christmas tree and were entertained for
several hours by songs and games.
The key to success In business Is the
Julklous and persistent use of newspaper
Fine Coined y Splendidly Aeted
the Brandels Theater.
"Get Rich Quick Walllngford," a com
edy In four acts, by George M. Cohan,
based on the stories by George Ran
dolph Chester. The cast:
Edward i-amb, the head clerk
Jay C. Yorke
Willie, the office boy.. Junius Matthews
G. W. Battles, the richest man In
town John 1. O'Hara
Andy Dempsey, landlord of the Pal
ace hotel James 11. Manninc
Eanny Jasper, the stenographer
Clint llasklin, reporter on "The
Blado" Chtrles If. Wilson
Abe Gunther, the 'bus driver
Milton B. Pollock
Bessie Mters, the head waitress
Florence - DunlSD
Gertrudu Dempsey, the landlord's
daughter Lola Burnett
Mrs. Andy Dempsey, the landlord's
wife Ella Nothern
Jane, the chambermaid. Margaret Maclyn
lucnaru weiies, tne real estate acaier
Dorothy Welles, Oertrude Demp
sey's chum MarJorle Foster
Horace Daw (Blackle), Walllng
ford' pal William H. Forestelle
Yosl. Walllngford's valet. Yoshln Hakural
Charlie, the bartender 11. L. Barnes
J. Rufus Walllngfurd, a get-rlch-quick
man John Webster
Judge Kenneth B. Lampton, ex
judge practicing law
Arthur V. Gibson
Timothy Battles, mayor of Battles
burg James C. Mack
Henry Qutgg, coal and Ice magnate
... Aimer Symmons
E. B. Lott. of the Midland Valley
lines William Walcott
Tom Donahue, a ptnkerton detectve
George M. Cohan can tell a "Get Rich
Quick Walllngford" story quite as clev
erly ss George Randolph Chester, with
the added advantage that he reforms his
pair of sharpers and sets them up as
honest millionaires, each the head of a
family and the leader and inspiring soul
of a great and thrifty manufacturing
town. Let us abandon at the very begin
nlng any question of verlslmlltude or
probability. The characters drawn by
Mr. Cohan are at least plausible, and
Excellent opportunity Is afforded fur Wie
employment of the little mannerisms and
tricks of acting which have made Mis
Austin Webb as John Constable realize
the role splendidly and plaia It with a
genuine realism that makes one forget
It Is merely a part In a play. IV Forest
Pnwley Is the man Mrs. Constable uses
to win back her Juishand s waning af
fection. He makes himself thoroughly
desplsahle, which means that he arts the
part well. Miss Uremia Fowler Is the In
tellectual vlllianess. She acta her part
artistically, but does not overact It, some
thing which very easily could bo done.
There will be a special Christmas mat
inee today. x -
and Ethel Hall In soiik and dances
make the olio a flist class one.
A series of living pictures with some
omedy iftecta, which closes with a
Sertoli and effective portrayal of Adam
and Eve In the garden of Eden Is the
Umax of the show. The serpent ap
pears, temps Eve and induces ner io
rat of an apple, plucked from tho tree.
UtYKTY'l SHOW IS DIFFKItKXT
OH I'll E I M llS VF.RV GOOD 1111.1.
Vaudeville House Offers Vnnanal
An unusually good bill Is at the Or
pheum this week, opening with Richard
son's posing dogs. This act la the best
of Its kind that has ever been hero, and
It seems almost Impossible that any ani
mal could be trained to perform as they
do. They look as though they were
carved out of stone and not living beasts.
'A Romance of the Underworld," ono
of Paul Armstrong's plays. Is the chief
offering of tho week. Though the play Is
well acted, tho author, It would appear,
has seen very little of the proceedings
that dally rome up In the police courts.
He has overlooked many things that rome
up In court every day that would add
much to the humorous and tragical side
of the act. In spite of this the little
plsy Is welt acted and staged, and shows
the rlAss of people tho police courts have
to deal with. Though the act Is mostly
of a tragical nature, there Is Just enough
comedy mixed In to offset this.
Sammy Burns and Alice Fulton In Im
personations and diversified dances were
well received. James B. Donovan and
Charles M. McDonald In a little act en
titled "My Good Friend," were very good.
Both being Irish, they brought out the
great wit that Is naturally bound up In
"A Case of Emergency" was presented
by Charles and Fannie Van.
Tho bill closes with the five Farrel
sisters, the famous European gymnasts.
CHERRY BLOSSOMS AT THE KKl'G
the Feature of the Shan
Despite the fact that a half dozen good
comedians kept the audiences In throes
of laughter a good part of the time, tho
chorus Is the feature of "The Cterry
Blossoms" burlesquers. which opened for
a week's run at the Krug yesterday af
ternoon. The girls are prettier than the aver.
age. are shapely and sprightly, sing
well, dance well, and are handsomely
costumed. In each burletta there are
six or eight costume changes by the
chorus. The costumes are fresh and
bright looking, giving the Impression
that the show has Just begun Its tour,
"What Happened to McGuIre" and
"Widow McCarthy's Boarders" are the
burlettas. Charles R. Crollus as the
henpecked husband, Frank Dobson as
Captain Quimby, and George Payne as
Orful Nutty furnish most of the fun,
passing through a series of side split
ting adventures. In the second bur
letta the name com dlans show the fun
ny sides of life in the quaint old fash
ioned hotel-boarding house, conducted by
the "wldder." The Dutch boarder and
the barnstorming tragedian furnish more
than their share of fun and Jack Perry
and George Payne as Muldoon and Al
derman Hooligan occupy the comedy
spotlight Lillian Perry and Catherine
Linyard carry the most Important fern
Inlne parts. Several of the chorus sing
"Heavenly Eyes," "Honey Love,'
"Bonnie Mary," "Steal Some Girlie's
Fellow," and "That Peculiar Rag," were
the greatest song hits.
Loro and Payne In an acrobatic act of
real merit, DeGraca and DePaul, Italian
comedians and singers, and Lillian Perry
'Ins; Parade" Presents Much
that la Novel to Patrons,
The one word will suffice to describe
the program offered as the holiday's en
tertainment In "The Passing Parade."
tho bill which began tho week at the Gay
ety yesterday. Tho linos are different;
the srenlc effects are different; the cos
tuming Is different; the musical numbers
are different and tho chorus. In a way.
"The Passing Parade" Is so unlike the
usual burlesque that It scarcely can b
called burlesque. It may be classed as a
hybrid of musical comedy and extrava
ganza. Like musical comedy. It almost
has a plot. Like extravaganza. It moves
with a crash and dash that Is pleasing
the applauso of two large audiences yta-
terday warrants that verdict.
James Rowland, as an Irish cabman and
Charles Aveling as a German hotel pro
prietor carry well the comedy of the
show, which Is principally brought about
by a wishing stick, happily Introduced
by the author as a hinge tor his plot.
Their mimicry and brogues also are good
PILGRIMS PROGRESS SCORED
C. M. Burpess Say it is a Demoraliz
ing Tiece of Fiction.
MISS TOBITT STARTS STORM
Her Paper on l and Abuse
of Modern Fiction Opens Arts
tnent Before Philosoph
lllss Edith Tobltt presented a re
markable pamv on tho "1'se and Abuse
of Modern Fiction," before the Phllo
sophical society Sunday aftrmoon.
Owing to tho f.ict thnt Miss Tobltt Is
the Omaha public librarian and an
authority on such subjects as "Fiction,"
the occasion was one of more than usual
Interest, and a largo and enthusiastic
audience grxctod her. Her address
dealt chiefly with the subject from tho
standout of tho librarian, hut In doing
so she touched some vital places in the
subject that brought forth n lively dis
cussion from the members when the
floor wns declared free for their use.
The discussion centered upon what Is
good and what Is had "fiction." and upon
What Is the greatest use of the best
and the greatest abuse of the worst to
hnumanlty. The greatest fiction writers
of all count i if s and all times were pro
duced and Judged according to the pe
culiar trend of thought Indulged In by
Hie Individual member entering the
forum. The things said about Victor
Hugo, Charles Dickens and Oliver Gold
smith were enough to make them sit i
In their long sleep and acknowledge the
spreclatlon shown them.
As usual, things began to warm up
when Thomas H. Tibbies advnnced thu
Idea that most. If not all fiction was
"rot." A storm of protest was at
once raised, and several of the leadloif
members of tho society lost no time In
calling the veteran to time for speaking
so frankly, but It was left to C. M.
Burgess to spilng the sensation of the
afternoon by declaring that the "Pil
grim's Progress" Is the most demoraliz
ing piece of fiction ever written.
Dr. W. M. Ward waji so enthused b
the general trend of the discussion thnt
he gained admission to the floor for
tho second time and delivered himself
of a eulogy of the Bible as a work of
Miss Tobltt, In her splendid develop
ment of the theme, and her forceful
presentation, opened up the subject that
will be helpful in lis results for many n
day to tho enthuslaetto audience that
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Mr. and Mrs. Taft
Escape from Guard
WASHINGTON, Dec. 53.- President and
Mrs. Taft were lost for two hours yestor-
day and there were 11 minutes of uneasi
ness In the White House as a result. In
the face of a driving ruin the president and
Mrs. Taft at :) this afternoon left the
White House, dodging the guardian Ma
jor Butt and the secret service men, and
for two hours tramped together through
the streets dropping In at the homes of
friends to wish them the compliments
o ft ho season.
Secretary Hllles was the first to dis
cover that his chief was missing. He
desired to consult him and was aston
ished to learn that the chief executive
had escaped from under the vigilant
watch of his special guard. A search of
the White House and vicinity was with
out result. At, 8:30 the anxious searchers
were surprised to see the president and
Mrs, Taft trudging up the walk, dripping
with rain, but apparently thoroughly de
lighted with their 'afternoon's escapade.
Tho president In the morning addressed
the children of All Saints church, taking
for his text the precept that "It Is more
blessed to give than receive."
Joker's Bear Gives
Fifth Avenue Fright
NJOW YORK, Dec. 2.-., Some praotlral
Joker gave a crowd of several hundred
people of fashionable Fifth avenue a bad
scare and brought policemen with drawn
revolvers running to the scene, last
night, when the sight of what appeared to
be a big bear at large on the sidewalk
along the Central park edge excited be.
Ilef that a grizzly had escaped from the
j no lurry oDject or about a man's
height was rocking back and forth and
giving vent to low growts. A policeman
levelled his weapon to fire, but had no
sooner dona so than the growling cea"sed
and the bear toppled over.
mere was general relief when the
"bear" proved to be an Ingenious toy,
which upon winding, would rock hack
and forth and omit a low growl at regu
lar Interval!). About the neck of the big
toy was a ribbon to which was attached
a card inscribed "A Merry Christmas
rrom uncle Tut."
Notes and Gossip from Omaha's Suburbs
The schools closed Friday for a
Dr. R. Lawson has gone on a
weess- trip to Florida.
Mrs. It. I j. RJvett Is slowly improving
at the Clarksun hospital.
J. W .Longacre will be able to come
home today from the hospital.
Miss Margaret Mason has gone to
Grand Island for a week's visit.
Russell Walsh left on Saturday to
spend Christmas In Minneapolis.
W. E. Bronson of Houth Omaha enfnt
last Sunday at the Houder's home.
Tap Morton will leave next Tuesday
for a two-weeks' visit in Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. llailey are enter
taining relatives during the holidays.
Miss Mary Roth of Tekamah Is a guest
at the home of her brother, Gordon ltoth.
Messrs. Dr. Cass and Frank Berry left
last Tuesday for a business trip to Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kellar entertained
two guests at dinner last Tuesday even
ing. Mr. and Mrs. Lundeli of Cheyenne are
visiting at the iMinie of Mrs. Lundeli
Mr. and Mrs. R. Wood rum leave today
to spend Christmas with relatives in
The Benson Carnation club expect to
entertain about X at their dance next
Friday evening. y
Miss Effle Gravert and Roy Young came
down from IJncoln to spend Christmas
at their homes.
Dr. Groli of Omaha will conduct this
afternoon's services at the Engllshh
Mrs. B. Huntington has returned to her
home In Council Bluffs after a few days
spent In Benson.
The Presbyterian Ladles' Aid society
held an all-day's session at the church
Mr. and Mrs. Cheney of Delevan. III.,
are guests at the home of their daughter,
Mrs. Ernest Tlndell.
Another case of scarlet fever has been
reported, during the past week. In the
I- o. Evans home.
Dr. and Mrs. Raber of Mondamln, la.,
have arrived to Visit at the homo of
the doctor's parents.
The Swedish Luther League will hold
a watch nluht meeting at their church
next Sunday evening.
The Epworth league expect to hold a
union watch night meeting at their
church next Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Liljeustope will enter
tain at Christmas dinner for a large
number of out-of-town friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Tlndell will enter
tain at a large Christmas dinner, when
about ten guests will be present.
J. II. Hogiie, wlit, fell and fractured
his hip a week ago. Is getting along
nicely at the home of his daughter.
A meeting of Swedish citizens will be
held at Wulff s hall on next Saturday
evening for the purpose of organizing a
J. F. Wlchett opened up In the for
mer August Breltinger harness shop, on
last Tuesday, and will conduct the busi
ness. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haffke enter
tained for four guests st their home on
last Monday, and will entertain for seven
on Chrlstmss day.
The Knights of Columbus of Omaha
will give the children of St. James a
Christmas treat on Chrlstmss dsy, as Is
the usual custom.
Rev. H. J. Albrelght has returned from
a trip to California, and while there vis
ited with a number of former Benson
people who are the families of Henry
lloerash, J. A. Johnson. J. P. Peterson,
w. E. Johnson and P. A. Taxman.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Hlmnna win hi. -
Christmas tree party at their home to-
iimiiiuw ,ur a niimner oi their relatives
from here and Dundee,
Miss Edmunds of Fremont and Mr.
and Mis. James Edmunds of Omaha
will be dinner guests tomorrow at the
W. D. Edmunds' home.
The young women of the Degree of
Honor lodge gave an Invitation dance
at their hall last Wednesday evening
and a good time wan reported.
The Methodist and Presbyterian
churches will have their Christmas exer
cises this evening at 7:31) o'clock, the
others give theirs tomorrow evening.
Misses Olga and ICIla Peska enter
tained at dinner last Hundiiy for Misses
verdle Pryoi- of Benson, l Murrey of
Omaha, and Mr, Arnold Sherry of
The Benson Woman's, club met at
tho home of Mrs. William Zimmerman
last Thursday arternoon when "Edgar
Allen Poe" was discussed with much
Mr. and Mrs. O. Melslnger will spend
Christmas wilh relatives In Plattsmouth.
Misses Ella and Olga Peska lert on Sat
urday for Bralnard, Neb., where they will
Mr. Theodore Anderson of Benson an i
Miss Martha Moluf of Omaha wero
married last Wednesday and Miss Mamie
Chadwell was married on the iMh to
Albert Malmberg of Minneapolis.
The Woodmen of the World elected Its
officers last week, tho officers were
Messrs. L. J. Blelck, W. I. Langford, W.
U Edmunds. F. I.. Boner, C. L. Master,
H. A. Wilson, Tapp Morton, Frank Chris
tiansen, Drs. LeiM huer and ityman.
The Eagles' lodge elected for officers
this year Messrs. E. A. Chappell, Charles
Morran, C. W. Chllds, p. p. Mergun,
William McKeown, T. Ocander, Jack
Moran, J. J. Mangel; trustees, G. Hill,
Dr. Parsons, C. Mortenson; physician, Dr.
J. W, l'aisons.
Tho Ancient Order of United Work
men lodge elected the following oftl
frs at their last meeting: Messrs W.
II. Tlndell, E. II. Tlndell, K. K. MHmlre,
Roy Culver, W. Power, II. Sehroeder, O.
Gustuffeson, 8. D. Qiilnn, II. A. Snow,
Dr. Parsons. C. c. Williams; physician,
Dr. J. W. 1'arsuns.
The Benson Girls' club had a Christmas
Celebration last Friday evening at their
meeting. A Christinas tree was decorated
by them during the evening and on it
Was a gift for each one, brought by an
other; a treat was given by Miss Edna
Killiun, the leader, and a Jolly good time
had by about twenty young women mem
bers of the club.
The teachers of our schools will spend
their vacations In different places. Misses
Mary Johnson, A. Beats, Sheppard, Mary
McNamara, J emeu and Junes, Hoffman
in Omaha, Misses Graff In Lincoln, j"Tut.
Speed I e tuid Miss Fedde, Benson, and the
country. Miss Bedell, Peru; Miss Howe,
isatrlce; Miss Wisner. Fairfield; Neb.;
Miss (takes. Florence; and Miss Shlppard
In A1IL i.:e. Neb.
i The tyethodist Episcopal Sunday school
board held a meeting last Monday even
ing and elected its officers and teachers,
who are: Superintendent C. A. Haffke snd
E. E. M unlock: secretary of the boys' de
partment, H. J. Grove; treasurer, Mrs.
Stephens; secretary, Mr. Iggee; organ
ists, June Grove and lister Lund; teach
ers, Mrs. Whistler, Mrs. Stephens, Mrs.
drove. Misses Marquis snd MarshaTT of
the upper grades; Mr, Tlndell, primary
superintendent; Mrs. Searson, Minnie
Kline; pianist and secretary, teachers
Misses Camptell and Htlger, Mesdames
Snearly and Bailey,
Herbert Mayer la at home from Ober
lln for the holidays.
,,fj; Johnson ' returned from i
trip to the Atiantlu coast.
ah me Nebraska university students
are at Home 4or the holidays.
Silas Wlllard and Miss Louise Wlllard
- - imiiw iur mo nouuays.
wise iuna Bartlett is at home from
Wellesley college tor the holidays.
A son was born last week to Mr. and
Jlrs. H. G. loland, 4J0 Cuming street.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Parks are vlstlng
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w ... Mvlla uver me 'noiiuays.
Philip Johnson was confined to his bed
part or tho week with a severe attack
Edwin Harte Is at home from the agri
cultural school at Ames, la., for the
In the Dundee school Friday sneclal
programs were given In each room, the
nmuergurieu naving a genuine party with
a hrautirui Christum tree, 'ihere was
a Kin for esj-h child and one made by
them fur their parent, inuny of whom
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Dodo's have moved
Into their new home at Fifty-first and
The Dundee Sunday school held Its
Christinas gift service at the church
Mr. and Mrs. E. Roe returned Thurs
day from a three weeks' visit with their
son in Lynch, Neb.
Mrs. Bsshford. wife of Rlshon Hmh
ford of China, was the guest last week
oc Mrs. l. H. Javltt.
Mrs. Carl Stein of Lincoln a spending
a pi oi me noimsys wun ner mother,
juri, w , vr, uiinsion.
Mr, and Mrs. J. H. Orange of Chadron.
Neb., am the guests over the holidays
ui air. anu,ira a, ji. w esiemeia.
Miss Jennie Peters Is home from
Smith college for the holidays, and Reed
I'uters Is slao home from Amherst.
Miss Ada Klopp, who Is studying music
In tho Northwestern university at Evans
ton, HI., Is spending the holidays at home.
Miss Esther Thomas, who attends the
Iowa university, Is at home for the boll
days, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Thomas.
Mrs. W. 8. Wiley, who has rooms with
Mrs. Beehe, has returned from a week
spent In tho hospital at Rochester, Minn.
Bliu Is much Improved.
Dick Payne, who Is attending the Uni
versity of Illinois, and Philip Payne, from
Amherst college, are spending the holi
days wilh their parents In Fulracres.
Miss Ella May Patterson, whu Is spend
ing the winter at llaywards, Cal., bus
arrived to be with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. G. D. Patterson, over tho holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. C, C. George entertained
at their home last Thursday at dinner,
when their guests were Mr. and Mrs. J.
E. Bauin, Mr, and Mrs, David Ilium
and Mr. and Mrs. Clement Chase.
Last evening there was a reunion rf
the Dodda families of Dundee at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Dodds, Doll
Cuming street. After the dinner parly,
at which about twenty were served,
the gurals went to the home of Mr. and
Mrs, J. J. Dodds, next duor, where the
annual bunt for presents was held.
J. (J. Taylor of Seward, Neb., who died
there suddenly the last week, was born
on the Isle of Guernsey In 1D24. He was
the father of the late J. G. Taylor, for
mer audlt'.r and treasurer of the Bur
lington railroad, grandfather of J, Tay
lor Foyer and great grandfather of Isa
bel and Donald Foyer of iJU California
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