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seems marked for the slaughter-house.
Fryer Is a man of right Instincts, but
lie Is too easily swayed by interests
that he thinks will aid him in his am
bition, and his course has been unsat
isfactory to many of his constituents.
The plum tree was given another
shake, and there Is very little left on
the branches. Will A. Green will suc
ceed Joe Johnson as register of the
land olllce. and T. F. A. Williams Is
to assume the burdens of deputy post
master. The register's Job is a great
deal of a sinecure, but the salary Is
small, jr.00 a year and some fees. The
deputy postmaster's place pays $1,700
a year. J. E. Hays knocked the oil
Inspectorship, largely through a fluke.
O'Neal was down on the cards, but his
friends rejoiced too soon and the gov
ernor, assuming that It was a bluff to
force him Into taking up O'Neal, named
the other man. Hays is a stranger to
local politics, but down In Gage county
he held several offices, and had the
backing or many traveling men.
There is very little change in the
congressional situation. Congressman
Rurkctt Is as busy as a, beaver en
deavoring, through his friends here, to
straighten out things so that opposition
to him will be silenced. The old
soldiers, or a part of them, .are in
censed over his postolllce appointments,.
The only old soldier there has been
displaced by a young jnnn, despite their
request to have him retained or some
other veteran put In his place. Mr
Hurkett has endeavored to avoid re
sponsibility for the appointment of the
deputy by telling them that that rested
with Mr. Sizer. but they say they have
reason to believe that he had promised
it to Mr. Williams weeks ago. And in
the meanwhile Col. Bill Clark, who has
long claimed the credit of discovering
Mr. Rurkett. mourns the wreck of his
The practical politicians of Lincoln
have never liked the Lincoln system of
making nominations They refused to
adopt it until their representatives on
the city committee were forced before
a mass meeting of republicans and
agreement squeezed out of them. The
first experiment or two resulted rather
dtscouragingly. but since then it has
vindicated itself completely, and can
not now be overthrown. If the county
committee could only be induced to
follow the city's example there would
not be a desperate fight each fall to
save some weak sister or two who
gets saddled onto the ticket through
the absolete. unsatisfactory and unrep
resentative conention system. The
Lincoln system has its defects, but It
is a glittering success besides the oth
er. The practical fellows don't like it.
however, because it gives the rank and
file of the voters too much of a say In
the making of candidates In the con
vention plan the power rests with the
small coterie of shrewd politicians who
have the ability and-the knowledge to
build tip winning combinations. There
Is no scope for the display of their
powers under the direct vote system.
It was therefore not very strange
that a movement was started just
prior to the recent meeting of the com
mittee to abolish the Lincoln system.
That It was so speedily abandoned
demonstrates the strength of the feel
ing in Its favor. It might have been,
however, that the antis discovered that
there is not so very much difference,
so far as ward councilmanic fights are
concerned, between the Lincoln and
the old, save in the assurance it gives
the voters that the man eventually
nominated must have a majority of the
total vote. Under the old plan, too.
each fellow printed his own ticket and
it was possible to so fix It that there
was little secrecy about how a man
voted. Of course, the corporations, if
they could bring back the halcyon
days, would be made glad, but they
will never more return. The voters
have tasted of the lust of power them
selves, and they won't permit the poli
ticians to wrest it from them.
The event of the coming week will
be the annual banquet of the young
men's republican club on Lincoln's
birthday. In order to convince folks
generally that this is not a device for
shaking down members of the party,
the young men have restricted the
privilege of buying tickets to certain
few, and while this will probably cut
down the attendance. It will insure
complete control on the part of the
club. They have taken advantage of
this fact to see that no prosy speakers
are inflicted on the .banqueters and
promise a feast of unusual oratorical
excellence as well as of viands.
LIFE'S MAZY WHIRL
This last pre-lenten week has been
mildly gay. not dazzlingly so. The No
vember and December whirl left the
devotees in such a fagged out state
that there has been little doing since.
Why must all hostesses entertain at
once? We should be temperate in all
things, even in the giving of parties,
and the wise ones who are entertaining
now instead of during the mad rush of
the autumn and early winter, are real
benefactors. The series of parties giv
en bj Mrs. S. A. Foster gave genuine
pleasuie to her guests: Mr. and Mrs.
Levering's military euchre was a pretty
affair, and the Omega I'si party, and
the junior promenade were important
in university circles. The Patriarchs"
banquet and the reception and dance
given by Mr. and Mrs. Lionel ('. ISurr
and Miss Burr, this evening, will both
be brilliant affairs. The Cotillion club
will give its last pre-lenten party
Monday evening and the evening of
Shrove Tuesday w ill be spent by every
one at the opera. Saint Valentine's
day, next Friday, will be duly celebrat
ed. .- . .
"O. what shall lie her Valentine?
Was ever swain so stupid?
It must be something superfine;
What shall it be, sweet Cupid?
St Valentine suggests the thing
Beneath the mystic cover -Slioulil
lie a picture, verse or ring
To please mj absent lover.
o. Cupid, what, what shall it be
This token rare and tender?
My heart, you say? ah ha! 1 see;
My heart enclosed I'll send her
Al.is. set Cupid. ou"re so blind
nil surel should have known
That whin she left me far behind
Jh h irt was in her own."
MK GCOKGi: II IEISSKK
One of Lincoln's ClmrmhiK Young Matron.
Omega Psi gave a pretty dancing
party Tuesday evening at Walsh hall
in honor of new members. The hail
and parlors were adorned with red,
the Omega Psi color. He dshades
over all globes cast a dim religious
light upon the scene. A punch table
was in one corner of the parlor and
over it was suspended a very large
Japanese umbrella from which de
pended Omega Psi pennants and Jap
anese lanterns. Lanterns and pen
nants were also strung across the
celling in this room. The dining room
was decorated with American beau
ties. Ice cream, cakes and coffee were
served by the chaperones. Professor
and Mrs. E. H. Barbour and Profes
sor and Mrs. C. II. Richards chape
roned the party. The new members
of Omega Psi are Mioses Louise Har
greaves, Jeanette Thorp, Rosanna
Rradt. Claire Mackin, Mabel Bennett.
Katherine Thomas, other members
present were Misses Mabel IIas, Dar
leen Woodward, Bertha White, Ethel
Tukey, Mabel Johnson, Frances Cun
ningham, Blanche Losch, Mabel Rich
ards, Blanche Edmlston, Blanche Har
greaves, Winifred Bonnell, Laura
Houtz, Adnette Cady, Maude Macom
ber. Grace Montgomery, Thorpe,
Katherine Thomas. Guests were Mes
sieurs Holmes, Fawell, R. Adams,
Sheiman, Stein, L. Korsmeyer,
Hughes, Ricketts, Cowgill, Watkins,
L. Brown, C. Hays, Barnes, Cuscaden,
Marlay, E. Clark. Edmlston. Crandall,
Bartlett, Neally, Gaines, Kimball, Mc
Creery, Hollenbeck, Drain, Rainey,
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Mr. Harry Melick gave a dancing
party Saturday evening at his home,32S
South Tenth street. A profusion of
palms and flowers adorned the house.
Punch, ice cream and cake were served.
Iate in the evening all were given a
glorious sleighride and were then taken
to their homes. Invitations were ex
tended to Misses Georgia Field, Mabel
Sears, Hazel Lauer, Ruth Raymond,
Jeanette Palmer, Hazel Butler, Nellie
Ludden, Elsie Fawell, Helen Wilson,
Joyce Broady, Olive Seamark, Cora
Conklin, Marie Bowers, Jessie Mosher,
Camille Hall, Pauline Whitcomb, Edith
Roberts, Flossie Anthony, Ruth
Holmes, Wllma Casebeer, Irene Friend,
Carrie Bayard, Mamie Irvine, Ethel
Field, Winnie Swezey, Helen Allen,
Louise Alexander, Penelope King, Cleon
Moore, Alice Auld, Susie Wallace, Nel
lie Steyenson, Anna May Hunter, of
Omaha; Bertha Melick, Maude Melick;
Messieurs Edwin Guthrie, Julian Cur
rle, Frank Johnson, Dan Paull, Ira Lee,
Frank Dayton, Harold Steiner, Allen
Field, Clifford Calkins, Carl Gifford,
Jay Keppler, Archie Osborne, George
Ferguson, Ellery Davis, Glenn Mason,
Harold Usher, Clark Hagenbuch, Ar
chie Sears, Frank Phillips, Scott Hal
lett. Homer Hunt, Will Dowley. Ohio
Munn, Albert Lahr.
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The South Side circle of St. Paul's
church gave its annual banquet Satur
day evening at the Lincoln. The guests
were directed to the parlor by Master
Walter Davis, and were there received
by Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Risser and Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Kellogg. Fifty people
were present. The banquet was served
in the ordinary. Mrs. W. A. Lindley
as toastmistress called for the follow
ing. "When Banqueted by Our Wives,"
C. O. Whedon. "N.
"The Tie That Bindv," A. L. Bixby.
"Our New Church Home," Dr. F. L.
'The Present Home," Dr. Green.
"A Review of Our Banquets," Mrs.
J. A. Piper.
When the company returned to the
parlors Miss Horan sang and Miss
Risser gave piano numbers.
The South Side circle of St. Paul's
church met with Mrs. R. S. Grimes,
71') South Tenth street at 2:30 Thurs
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Miss Bessie Turner, one of Lincoln's
most promising young singers, has been
engaged as soprano soloist at the Flor
ida Chautauqua, and left today for De
Funiak Springs, Florida, where the as
sembly is held. This assembly is to
the south what the one at Chautauqua,
New York, is to the north, and it is a
great compliment to a young singer
to be given a prominent place on its
program, which includes many eminent
people. After filling this engagement
Miss Turner will visit friends at
Quiney. Illinois. She will be absent
about a month.
Miss Turner was recently offered a
responsible position at the head of the
music department in an Episcopal
school for young ladies in Topeka, but
on account of other engagements was
obliged to decline.
The Hat floral centre pieces at pres
ent fashionable for dinner table decor
ations, are very beautiful and modestly
unobstrusive, and have the advantage
of giving all of the guests unobscured
views of all others. Not all, however,
are willing to abandon the stately
American beauties or other long
stemmed flowers. One such Lincoln
hostess, whose round table has been
the scene of many a brilliant gathering,
who is always harmless as a dove, and
is In this case wise as a serpent, in
seating her guests places husbands and
wives opposite each other, smilingly
remarking that she hopes they will not
mind being in eclipse to each other for
this once. Usually they don't mind it
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The junior class of the state uni
versity gave its annual promenade last
evening at the Lincoln. The scarlet
and cream of the university prevailed
in the decorations. Refreshments were
served in the ordinary. The party was
chaperoned by Chancellor and Mrs. K.
15. Andrews, Professor and Mrs. E. H.
Il.nbour. Mr. and Mrs. Shidler. Mr. and
Mrs. H. P. Lau, Mr. and Mrs. O. J.
Junge. A company of young people
that came from Omaha to attend the
party was chaperoned by Mr. ami Mrs.
Kountze, jr. The committee which
managed the affair and brought it to a
brilliant culmination consisted of Mr.
A. C. Lau, chairman; Mr. George Shid
ler, master of ceremonies; Messrs. En
gle, Farney, Pollard, Kimball, Berry,
Hill, King, Groff, Hansen; Misses
Honeywell, Jenkins, Post, Marshall
and Ma mid. There were seventy-five
couples of the dancers.
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Tiie Saturday night club gave a
party Saturday night at Walsh hall.
The dancers were: Misses Tukey of
Omaha, Hays, Macomber, Wakefield
of Omaha, Truax of Chicago, Ham
mer of Philadelphia, Outcalt, Jessie
Outcalt, Robinson, Conerd, Putnam, -Rinehart
of Cincinnati, McPhleley,
Burnham, Burruss, Mandrld, Clark,
Burr, Post, Marshall, Meyer; Mrs.
Mallilieu; Doctor and Mrs. Everett, Mr.
and Mrs. Lau, Doctor and Mrs. Hull
of Omaha; Messieurs Sherman, Walsh,
Baldwin, Matson, Schwartz, Orr,
Holmes, Butler, Hays, Bartlett, Paine,
Joyce, Everett of Omaha, Ames, Rich
ards, Powers, Burr, Kennard, Marlay,
C. Albertson, Tomson, Brown, Musser.
Mrs. Jeannette Rehlaender gave a
six-handed euchre Saturday evening.
After the games a luncheon was served
in two courses by Mrs. Rehlaender, her
mother, Mrs. J. H. Davis, and Miss
Bell. The guests were the members of
the New Book Review club, their hus
bands and a few other friends. They
were Messieurs and Mesdames O. M.
Stonebraker, Elias Baker, William
Widener, J. H. Stevens, J. F. Stevens,
E. W. Nelson, T. J. Usher, Williams,
F. D. Cornell, C. H. Warner, S. C.
Hoover, E. BIgnell, Frank Harris, W.
C. Mills, Mrs. H. W. Kelly; Miss How
land, Miss Erb, Miss Bell; Messieurs
Caldwell, Heffley, Mucke and Painter.
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Mlss Beulah Lyman and her cousin.
Miss Clara Lyman, entertained last
Friday evening In honor of Miss Emma
Lyman of Grand Island. As a reward
for skill in a musical guessing game
Miss De Witt received a picture of
Saint Cecilia. Miss Clara Lyman and
Mr. Hanson's songs contributed to the
pleasure of the guests. Refreshments
were served. Those present wrre:
Misses Lyman, of Grand Island; Shank
land, De Witt, Patterson, Effa Beach,
Emma Beach, Gaitley Hanson, Barn
hart, Trester; Messieurs Montgomery,
Smootz, Beach, Harrison, Brooks, Por
ter, Geer, Phllpot, Hanson, Griffith,
Davis and Bross.
Mr. Bert Watkins, who is extremely
popular in university circles, came
down from Omaha for the Omega Psi
party Tuesday night, and again for the
junior promenade last night.
Mrs. Henry Burgess will give a ken
sington next Saturday afternoon at hei
home, 156S South Twentieth street