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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 20, 1894)
Trie Globe Olotliing: House -want yota.tr tracle,
the examplo of Council Bluffs, whero young ladies in society gave
what was said to bo one of tho most diverting minstrel shows over
Been in that city. Tho entertainment in Omuha this week was
wholly in the bands of the women, and seems to havo been a suc
cess. Is Lincoln going to follow suit?
The first Patriachs dance was a lead.
ing event of the week, and was an au&
K. iflJH picious Degmning ior mis ciuiuu
mJ m W organization. For the remainder of the
month there are several bright things
in prospect notably among which will
ho the recention at the Lincoln hotel
given by Mr. and Mrs. Charles 0. Dawes for tho returning bridal
couple, Mr. and Mrs. B. G.Dawes.
The Dickens party, for the benefit of tho First Presbyterian
church, will be given at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. lates
next Tuesday evening.
Miss Fay Marshall has returned from Chicago.
Oscar Funke and G. H. Baughman spent Sunday in Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Dawes will give a reception for Mr. and Mrs.
Beman Gates Dawes at the Lincoln hotel, October 26.
Mr. and Mm. B. G. Dawes are expected home Monday.
J. B. Weston and Miss Elizabeth Weston, of Beatrice, were in the
city Monday, enroute to California.
H. T. Dobbins returned Tuesday from Chicago.
H. E. Mitchell, city editor of The Call, is in Chicago.
Mrs. J. Miner, of Grand Rapids, Mich., who has been in the city
for the past few weeks the guest of her sister, Mrs. F. E. Price, left
for her home Monday.
Rev. U. C. Lasby delivered a lecture on "The Yellowstone," in
the St. PauT-M. E. Church Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Daniel A. Risser left Tuesday for Council Bluffs.
Mrs. A. N. Young has returned from a two months visit at Hud
son, S. D.
Tho following officers were elected at this week's grand encamp
ment of Odd Fellows: Grand chief patriach, W V. Bain. Lincoln;
grand scribe, I. P. Gago, Fremont; grand senior warden, N. Chne
North Platte: grand junior warden, L. A. Simmons, Cortland; grand
high priest, Major Hines, Omaha; grand treasurer, Sam McClay,
Lincoln; grand representative, F. B. Bryan, Omaha.
Mr S. B. Duffield, in charge of the art department of the conser
vatory of music, delivered the first of a series of lectures on the pro
gress and development of art, at the conservatory Monday evening.
W. H. Pcnn, of Alliance, Neb., was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A.
R. Humphrey this week.
Mrs. K. Tierney, of Tecumseh, sister of Miss Carmody, will reside
in Lincoln, this winter, at 1G02 E street.
It is entirely within the range of probability that the charity ball
may eventuate in to fact. Several prominent society people have
expressed a willingness to assist in the movement.
A great many rumors concerning the Pleasant Houraclub havo
been floating around tho last few weeks. About fifteen years ago
people began predicting tho demiso of this organization; but the
club has lived while its detractors have fallen by tho wayside;
and there is at tho present timo no indication that the Ploasant
Hour club, which has held its own for so many years will relinquish
its hold this season. Indeed plans are already forming for infusing
now life into the club and thero is every insurance of a most success
ful season. Organization for tho season of 1H-93 will bo effected be
fore tho close of the present month.
Somo private dancing parties aro projected for next month.
The wedding of Miss Cochrane and Mr. Frank Woods, which
occurred last evening, was the first wedding ceremony in this city to
be celebrated on Friday in the memory of the oldest inhabitants.
Mr. Oliver Wendell Holmes once told a dinner party how ho
undertook to solve the enigma of creation. Having ohsrrved that
when unconsciousness is consciously approached, as during tho in
halation of an anaesthetic when tho mind is on the confines of two
worlds thero aiise sublime and voluminous but fugacious thoughts,
and having satisfied himself that in these thoughts, if they could
only be caught and transcribed, there lay enshrined the secret of
the universe, he determined that by a supreme effort of tho will he
would catch and transcribe them. So, placing himself in his arm
chair, with pen, ink and paper at hand, ho inhaled the vapor of
chloroform. As drowsiness stolo over him, and just as unsciousness
was impending, those sublime and marvelous thoughts arose, and
by a vigorous effort he seized his pen and wrote, he knew not what
for before he had finished he fell back unconscious. When he awoke
with trembling anxiety he turned to the sheet of paper on which he
could read, in scrawling characters, but quite legible, the secret of
the universe, written in the words: "A strong smell of turpentine
pervades the whole."'
Omaha society this month indulges in a miBtrel show, following
Ward McAllister, replying to Paul Bourget's criticism of Ameri
can society remarks: "Let us now ask if the critical Frenchman
who has attempted to decry a place which is essentially social has
himself passed a lifetime in society. Is ho a great social authority
in his own city of Paris? Has he been there a striking feature of
the Partisian fashionable world? Truo it is, he has written "Cos
mopolis," a work which has made him famous as a student of phy
siology, and has passed a student's life in his library, shutting out
tho world to devote his energies to literary work. Is such a man,
whose life has been thus passed, out of society, on visiting Newport
and taking a cursory glarco of the place, mingling with its swell
young set, devoting most of his time to the millionaire element, on
returning to France, capable of writing and declaring to the world
that we are simply a people of money bags? If he had carefully
studied our social history he would have found that many of our
best people trace their ancestry to the English gentry, to the best
Huguenot blood of France and to the Dutch. That from 163G they
have been cultivated and refined, that their wealth and breeding
have decended to their decendants now occupying high social posi
tions in Newport. All Europeans find our society most attractive.
The only criticism they usually make is that we have not a sufficient
ly largo leisure class of men. In going to balls in both LonJon and
Paris there is but little enjoyment owing to the overcrowding of the
rooms. I have never yet. as an American, been able to appreciate
the great honor conferred in permitting one to approach royalty,
and to be received in salons filled with titled people. I doubt if
there are any balls given in London or Paris as enjoyable as our
Patriarch balls which have been given for the last twenty-one years
in New York City. A great Parisian authority has frequently
stated to me that he has never seen in Paris more luxurioussuppers
and more beautifully decorated rooms than the Patriarch balls of
)kins Hat. You will lik e it.
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