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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (May 3, 1902)
CAPTAIN SIGSBEE'S DAUGHTER TO WED
Gregory The Coal Man!
Mrs. W. B. Miller of Chicago, Is a
guest of Mrs. E. R. SIzer, 1740 D street.
Mr. and Mrs. It. O. Williams are
guests of Mr. Williams' sister in Cal
ifornia. Miss Schieslnger, a Denver belle, is
visiting her cousins the Misses Schies
lnger. at 1448 L street.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Paull gave a
card party Wednesday evening at
their home. 134 North Fourteenth
Doctor and Mrs. C. E. Collin of Ord,
arrived in the city Thursday and will
for a few days be guests at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Coflln.
The non-commissioned officers of the
university cadet battalion gave an in
formal dance last night at Walsh hall.
About tlfty couples were present.
Miss Garten gave a small kensington
in honor of Miss Katherine Criley of
Kansas City, on Tuesday. A dozen of
Miss Crlley's friends were present.
The members of Pi Beta Phi, Kappa
Kappa Gamma, and Delta Gamma so
rorities, formed a theatre party last
night to witness the production of "A
Pair of Spectacles," given for the ben
efit of the college settlement fund.
Mr. and Mrs. William Owen Thomas
will give card parties next Monday and
Tuesday evenings in honor of Mr. and
Mrs. William Henry Raymond. Mrs.
Thomas wil lentertain a company of
ladies at cards on Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Burr entertained a dozen young
ladies Informally on Saturday in honor
of Miss Katherine Criley, of Kansas
City. Progressive ping pong was
played at two tables. Mrs. E. Henkle
won a prize for expert playing. Dainty
refreshments were served.
Miss Claire Funke gave a luncheon
Saturday In honr of Miss Gertrude
White, of Omaha. The table decora
tions were pink and green. Those pres
ent were Misses White, Jessie Outcalt,
Hargreaves, Louise Hargreaves. Mabel
Bennett, Stephens, Locke and Hammer.
Mrs. Arthur T. Kemp, a society belle
prominent in New York's "four hun
dred," wife of a well known million
aire and a beauty of international
fame. Is said to have become stage
struck and is determined to leave so
ciety for the footlights. Mrs. Kemp is
worth nearly a million In her own
right. She will probably start her
stage career next season.
Miss Ethel SIgsbee, the fair daughter of the captain of the ill-fated
Maine, will be one of the early June brides of the capital. Her wed
ding to Robert H. Small, son of Samuel Small, the well known Georgia
journalist, will be largely attended by the national set. where Miss Ethel
SIgsbee is very popular. YoungMr. Small Is cgnncclciljjrHh the edito
rial staff of the Washington Evening Star.
Bow the toivn was flamed
Was Lincoln so named because the
first legislature admired the great war
No, indeed. Go to Hon. T. P. Ken
nard or Hon. C. H. Gere and either
one will tell you a far different story.
The designation of the city was part
of a shrewd trick devised in the cun
ning brain of State Senator J. H. N.
Patrick, of Douglas, to defeat the lo
cation of the capital here. The dodge
failed, the capital was securely an
chored, and the name survives until
this day. Yet almost every citizen,
except the old timer, believes that the
Athens of Nebraska was named simply
out of adoration for Abraham Lincoln.
President Johnson issued a procla
mation admitting Nebraska to state
hood on March 1st, 1867. Governor
Butler Immediately began to unloose
and lubricate the newly created ma
chinery of the state.
Two serious problems confronted
him. There must be a legislative re
apportionment, and the site of the cap
ital must be definitely located. Shaking
up the members of the legislature was
bitterly opposed by the Douglas county
solons. They were supported in their
opposition by the north counties. The
South Platte people wanted reappor
tionment and the selection of a per
manent site for the capitol.
Governor Butler offered to leave the
capitol location controversy matter out
of a call for the special session pro
viding that the Douelas county men
would support the redisricting. They
refused. They also ridiculed anything
like taking the state government away
After a little maneuvering Governor
Butler called a special session "and
placed both the mooted problems In
the call. The legislature met on May
ISth. The Otoe delegation was solidly
The redisricting scheme of Gover
nor Butler was quickly disposed of by
the legislature, and then came the
heated contest over the selection of the
capitol site. The debate was long and
arduous. The log rolling and wire
pulling was almost as impressive as
the strategems of the last senatorial
campaign. The North Platte members
wanted to disrupt the South Platte
legislators and defeat the bill. To do
this a fiery shaft was one day dis
charged at the Otoe men with extreme
suddenness. Senator Mill S. Reeves,
the mainstay of the delegation, had
been a bitter rebel and had often de
clared that he hated the name of Lin
coln as Intensely as he did the personal
appellation of his satanic majesty.
Senator Patrick In the fury of the con
test deftly moved to strike out "Capi
tal City," the proposed designation,
and call the town "Lincoln."
Without a moment's delay Senator
Reeves was on his feet. The Douglas
men looked on in eager expectation,
awaiting some fiery outburst.
"Mr. President." he shouted.
"The senator from Otoe has the
floor," said the president of the senate.
"I second the motion of the senator
from Douglas," asserted the Otoe sena
tor. The South Platte men were not a bit
slow. Before the Douglas county dele
gation could recover from the cruel
surprise, the roll was being called and
the amendment carried. This was In
cluded In the measure when it passed
the senate and went to the house and
Lincoln it has been from that day to
t T C
Miss Galey (of New York) I sup
pose ping-pong is quite popular in
Miss Brownibsen (of Boston, puzzled)
Ping-pong? Who wrote It? Town
Ice Cream and Dairy Co.
Manufacturers of tlio finest quality of
Plain and Fancy ICE CREAM. ICES.
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Prompt delivery and satisfaction guaranteed.
133 South 12th Street.
THE POPULAR FUltRIER
DESIGNS AND MAKES
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hatvhee EVANS O
. . . WASHING . . .
Thirteen years ago the old patrol
wagon, now dismantled and abandoned,
began Its career as a portion of the
executive machinery of the city, but
now there is a new one equipped with
the latest Improvements, gorgeously
trimmed In several colors, spick and
span throughout. But the freshly
painted wagon can hardly expect to
equal In any way the record of the
Criminals of all color and kind have
been whirled along the streets of the
city to the center of municipal Justice
the police station. In the vehicle
have ridden the plainly Intoxicated,
citizens simply disorderly, and guilty
ones bearing on their brows the gory
brand of Cain. All gradations of
human woe and degradation have re
posed upon the cushioned seats from
tearful offenders to ancient malefac
tors, defiant and unabashed.
Yet it Is not these things that illu
minate the record of the defunct
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