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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 5, 1896)
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B CfiPlAI 1MH DRDCHMAL GE?
bOCIAL AND PERSONAL
Try Lincoln Coal Co.'a 'Beau tV, 121G O
The third annual hop of the Pershing
KiBea occurred last evening at the Lin
cola hotel. The large dining loom was
tastefully decorated in scarlet and cream
intermingled with flags and the colon
of the company. About forty couples
enjoyed a clever program of twelve
cumbers, danced to music of Mies Wil
loagkby's orchestra. Lieut. John J.
Pershiagrthe patron 'saint of "the com
pany, led the grand march. The pat
roasand patronesses were Chaucellor
ad Mrs. MacLean, Captain and Mre.
GuUfeyle, Professor and Mrs. Barbour,
Professor and Airs. Richards.
Mr. Russell Thorpe, jr , of Edgemont,
8. D., is' visiting friends in the city while
on his way home from a business trip
to Omaha. Mr. Thorpe reports great
business prosperity and a large influx of
eastern capital into the Queen City of
the west. A million dollar smelter and
a large woolen mill are among the new
industries of this thriving city of the
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Wheeler at
tended tho Thanksgiving game at
Osaka- last -week.
The Model Restaurant isan excellent
place for family board. It is also ex
cellently situated for persons spending a
day in the city. Ladies while shopping
can find no better place for luncheon.
Meals 15 cents, Sunday dinner 25 cents.
Tickets 83. 312 South Twelfth.
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Campbell spent
Thankrgiving in Omaha.
City Engineer Bonetedt is back from
Ohio, where he attended the funeral of
Mrs. A. W. Jansen went to Omaha
Tuesday to spend a week with her
sister, Mrs. Coons.
Chancellor and Mrs. G. E. MacLean
invite a conference of tho alumni of the
unireraityat their home, at 1037 II
street, on Monday, December the 7th.
The second-floor of the Harris block,
1134 N street, has been fitted up for a
dancing hall. -The floor has received"
the attention of experts. It is of hard
wood, and tho board? are laid parallel
with the length of the hall. Parties
decking to rest it can do so at the
Courier office, in the came block.
Oa December 8, 9 and 10, the Omaha
people give their second annual society
circa. This time Col. Wm. F. Cody
will be ring muter. Tre show will give
. tatee grand evening entertaierments,
each and every one of which will be of a
character in keeping with the cause for
which they are given. The money raised
by this means will go entirely to the
hospital and charitable institutions of
Ooaba. which aro the common property
t Nebraska and Western Iowa, and
which are worthy the hearty support of
all cUissas of this favored region. We
all share in their benefits and should be
generous on this occasion.
Chas. Reason and Fred Rappel, who
have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Wright left last Saturday evening
Mies Gertrude Burt, of Columbus, left
Saturday for St. Louis, to make a
brief visit Miss Burt has been visiting
her Mat, Mrs. A. B. Clark.
Mr. aad Mrs. W. C. Wilson gave a de
lightful informal card party in compli
es tie Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Cook last
TheBwcymsMaadulia-club met with
Mr. ad Mm. F.W.Smith last Monday
veaiag with the following members and
kxa present The Misses Houtz,
Farwell, Grace Oakley, Mao Burr, Mor
gan and Olive Latta. Messrs. Fred
White Baldwin and C. Y. Smith.
Miss Maud Oakley. Olive Latta, Mrs.
D. A. Qampbell, Mrs. R. II. Oakley and
Mrs. C. F. Ladd, went to Omaha on
Tuesday. "The Courier" will publish
Mrs. Campbell's report of tho oratorio
in next week's iseuo.
Sutton A Hollow bu3h have invented
a cough drop. They call it tho S. fc II.,
Sutton Sc Hollowbush, and it is a good
one. Stop and get one on your way to
the theatre. It will eave you a 6pasm
The beautiful homo of Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Yates was comfortably filled
Wednesday evening with a fashionable
and appreciative gathering, the occa
sion being a musicale. Mrs. Yates was
assisted by Mrs. Unas. Robinson of
Chicago. Miss Clark and Miss Bertie
Clark. The decorations of chrjeanthc
mums and palms were especially oretty
on the third floor where the billiard
table was banked high with these plants
and formed an effective center for the
small tables grouped around it on which
dainty refreshments wero served. The
guests listened to the program from tho
parlor, library and dining room. They
were given an excellent opportunity to
see the performers in the back parlor
Mrs. C. S. Lippincott and Mrs. D. A.
Campbell opened the program in a de
lightful manuer by a vocal duet, "Cheer
fulness." Miss Eleanor Raymond fol
lowed by two vocal solos ''Spin, Spin"
and "Hark, Hark, The Lark," in which
she displayed both sweetness and
power. The vocal soloa, "A Summer
Night," and "The Irish Folk Song."
were delicately rendered by Miss Maud
Oakley. Tho banjo solo, "Polka Rondo,"
by Willard Yates, was enthusiastically
received and well executed. He was
gracefully accompanied on tho piano by
Mrs. Chas. Robinson, of Chicago. MrB.
D. A. Campbell eatg "Home, Dearie,
Home," and "Dreams" with warmth and
feeling. A pleasant diversion was the
instrumental solo by Miss Scotield of
the university. All of the singcra were
sympathetically accompanied by Mrs.
P. V. M. Raymond. Mrs. C. S. Lippin
cott's vocal solos "Bobolink" and "A
Slumber Song wero a dainty finish to
an altogether charming musicale.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Gere will give a
card party this evening.
The Cotillion club gave its first party
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Buckstaff Thursday evening. The
leader, Capt Guilfoyle, introduced a
number of new figures and properties.
As the German progressed it was liv
ened up by the many colored favors.
The ladies of tho club put the daintiest
of work upon these favors. Tho mem
bership comprises Messrs. and Mes
dames Buckstaff, W. C. Wilson, Wright,
C.L. Burr, Kelley, Burnham, W. B.
Hargreaves, Brown, Lippincott, Mar
shall, Ogden, BeeEon. F. W. Smith, Dr.
and Mrs. Ladd, Capt. and Mrs. Guil
foyle, Carl Funke, Geo. Woods, F. W.
Houtz and Oliver Rodger.
Business men and ladies shoppipg
should take their luncheon at the Model
Restaurant, 312 South Twelfth. No
better place can be found in the city.
Single meals 15 cents. Sunday dinner 25
cents. Tickets 83.
The Patriarchs gave one of their
prettiest parties Friday, the 27th, at the
Courier hall. Chrysanthemum settees,
screens and rugs, made very effective
decorations. The white walls brought
out the daintiness of coloring in the
ladies gowBs.and.was in strikiag coa
trasi to the'blaclc rf'thegeatlemte's
dress suit Prof. Barbour was tnaster.of
ceremonies. The floor and music were
excellent. A number of new members
and visitors from abroad made the even
ing pass only too pleasantly to the fol
lowing people: Misses Bertie Clark,
Miner, Gere, Franchi Gere. Farwell,
Jones, Maud Oakley, Olive Latta;
Eleanor Raymond; Messrs. Wm Stull,
Harry Oury, Raymond, Farwell, Wil
lard Yate?; Dre. J. White, Lyon,
Owens, Thurber; Messrs. and Mes
dames Gere, I. -M. Raymond, Carl
Funke, D. A. Campbell, Ogden, Wright,
C. P. Ladd, W. O. Wilson, Burnham,
Hudson Imhoff, Prof, and Mrs. Taylor,
C.E. Yates, Lambertson, Kelly, Capt.
and Mrs. Phillips, Miss Burt, of Colum
bus; Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, of Chi
cago; Mr. .Rappel, of -Chicago; . Mr.
Patrick, of Omaha; McClure of Mt.
Prof. T. L. Lyon of the department of
agriculture of the state university, has
returned from Washington anu New
York where he went in the interest of
the university. In New York Prof.
Lyon met W. Morton Smith and says
that he is perfectly enchanted with city
Miss Anna Dick, modiste, has moved
her rooms to 1318 O street.
A CHAIR OF THE COLONIAL AS
SEMBLY. While spending an evening in the
town of Somerset, on a trip through
Western Pennsylvania, I met a gentle
man who was well known iu the town.
The conversation drifted from one sub
ject to another until at last it touched
upon relics of tho Revolutionary war.
When the gentleman asked me if I
would like to see one of the chairs used
in the Colonial Assembly I at once con
sented and went with him to tho law
office of Ex-Congressman Aleck Coff
roth. We were ushered into the " front
office, which was a typical one; furnish
ed with a desk, a few chairs, a book case
and shelves of law books. We then en
tered the rear room, when the genial
general sat surrounded by a few of his
friends. In tho centre stands a high
oak tabic. In one corner an ancient
hall clock, in its rosewood case. On its
face aro shown the changes of the
moon, the days of the month and the
time of da. This came from the hand
of an English clockmaker of an early
date and is a fit companion for the his
toric chair in which the fine old general
sat. Its frame is of mahogany, covered
with a dark green leather and is a little
the worse for wear. It was presented to
Gen. Ccffroth by a Mr. Mullen, of
Sharpersberg, who had inherited it.
The presentation was at first made in a
will by Mr. Mullen after one of the gen
eral's famous speeches in Congress.
Afterwards Mr. Mullen concluded to
give it to him before his death. There
are only a few of these chairs now
known to be in existence. Three in In
dependence hall, one in the National
museum in Washington and one in
another eastern city. If you should
chance to be in this town at any time it
would be worth your time to make the
acquaintance of Gen. Coffroth, and be
introduced to this historic old chair,
and as it is now graced by c-nn of the
members for several terms of that great
body, which is an offspring of the origi
nal Colonial assembly it is in the hands
of one that would have graced the origi
This year's LchighVallcy and Scran ton
hard coal $9.40 per ton at Charles Greg
ory's, lltb and O.
A beautiful and impressive wedding
took place Thursday noon at the First
Presbyterian church. Tho contractirg
parties were Miss Minnie May Gribben,
only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
W. Gribben, of 1306 L street, formerly
of Fairbury. and Herbert T. Folsom.
The briJe. unattended, met the groom
at the altar where a pretty wedding
ceremony was performed by the Rev.
William M. Hindsaan iBjIhe presence of
four hundred guests. The ushers were:
Ernest C. Fokom. brother of the groom,
Harry Evans, Elmer Merrill, Avery
Haggard snd George O.Smith, jr. Mrs.
P. V.M. Raymond played the wedding
march "Lohengrin." The bride was
charming in a handsome gown of white
satin. The decorations were white and
green in the church as well as at the
Lindell hotel whero about forty friends
and relatives enjoyed an elaborate wed
ding dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Folsom left
at 2:1G for New York to visit tho parents
of Mr. Folsom. The bride is a charm
ing young lady and has a host of friends.
The groom holds a responsible position
in the Industrial Savings bank. Mr.
and Mrs. Folsom will be at home the
last of the month.
Before leaving Lincoln Mr. Folsom
arranged, for a theatre party consisting
of the ushers at his wedding. They
saw Scl Smith Russell at the Lansing
The young man who wrote the above
it the son of prominent Lincoln people.
He was formerly a resident of Lincoln
but is now engaged in business in the
Gen. Coffroth, whom he refers to is
the son of Mr. Bruce Coffroth of this
Mrs. Chas. Robinson, the charming
g lest of Mrs. J. B. Wright, has bad
many delightful entertainments given
her since her visit to Lincoln. The
lunch which Mrs. Wright will give aB a
compliment to her, promises to be an
enjoyable one. Tho number of guests is
Mrs. Dr. R:chards, formerly of this
city, but who has been living with her
daughter, Mrs. John P. Dorr, of Ta
ccma. Wash., was married two weeks
ago to Judge J.R. Lewis of Washington,
la. This was a decided surprise to her
many friends in Lincoln, although they
join in hearty good wishes to Judge and
Mrs. Lewis. They have gono to Cali
fornia for an extended trip and are un
decided as to their future home.
Junior Sorosis met with Miss Dennis
at tho home of Mrs. W. C. Wilson Fri
Word has been received by Lincoln
friends that on Nov. 23, Hans C. Peterson
of this city was married to Miss Johan
na Wemstedt of Ste'iglitz-bel-Berlin.
Germany. Mr. Peterson has Just com
pleted his studies for doctor's degree at
Leipslc He and his wife are expected In
Lincoln by the first of the year and Mr.
Peterson will resume his place as in
structor in the university.
Busy? Well! Well! Lincoln Coal Co.
with a most
Book Review club met
December 2, with the
The program was opened
interesting biography of
the great astronomer and writer, Camille
Flammarion, by Mrs. Elias Baker. Mrs.
Archibald Scott followed with a
thoughtful review of the fascinating
theories concerning the planet Mars, aB
set forth by Flammarion in hie work
"Urania," after which a spirited discus
sion was indulged in until cut short by
the appearance of the tea cups and
Can't you find room in your paper and
profit too, in a page for parents. We
see woman's pages, fashion notes, classi
fied news of all sorts in all papers. Now
the main business in life of a majority of
tho readers of papers is the rearing of
children. Would they not be interested
in matters on this subject and what can
be mado moro readable than articles
dealing with that most interesting of all
people the human animal in his pro
cess of development? I know the old
joke about every subscriber thinking he
knows how to run the paper, and if you
think proper to cast this shaet, meta
phorically as actually into your (mantal
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