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The active and alumnae members of
Delta Gamma enJoved an informal
Christmas party at the chantpr hnnao
Monday evening-. A tree bearing pretty
gifts for all was the centre of attraction,
and alter the distribution a spread was
served. Miss Edith Dumont came from
Omaha to attend the party.
The ladies of the L. A. kenslngton took
their Christmas work and spent Tues
day afternoon very pleasantly with Mrs.
C. F. Harpham. The hostess served a
two-course luncheon. Mrs. Tucker of
Ohio and Mrs. Taylor were guests and
most of the club members were present.
Phi Gamma Delta gave a dancing
party Wednesday evening In Walsh hall.
Royal purple, the fraternity color, was
used In the decorations. Mr. and Mrs.
George Crancer and Mr. and Mrs. Wlll
ard Kimball chaperoned the twenty
couple of dancers. Sandwiches and
coffee were served.
The members of Kappa Kappa Gamma
residing in Chicago, and those attending
the Northwestern university, have ar
ranged to lunch together ope Saturday
in each month, at the tea-room at Mar
shall Field's. Kappas visiting in the
city are notified of these luncheons, and
many pleasant reunions occur at these
Gratitude Is said to be rare In this
world, but occasionally a shining ex
ample of this quality comes to light.
Recently Dr. M. H. Everett was the
recipient of an exceedingly beautiful
gold cigar case with a topaz setting as
a token of appreciation from Mr. C. G.
Dawes, of Chicago, whose wife was here
a couple of months ago for treatment.
Les Bohemlennes were entertained at
a beautiful Christmas luncheon by Mrs.
D. E. Thompson, on Wednesday. A
Christmas tree with incandescent lights
occupied the centre of the table and Il
lumined the scene. Around the tree was
a wreath of holly, and there were gilt
boxes, one for each lady, containing
gifts. These were opened after the re
past. At the chapter house established this
yean by Kappa Kappa Gamma, a H- -brary,
called the Grace Lemlng library,
in memory of a deceased member, has
been established. Each member of the
chapter donates a book on each recur
ring birthday, and on Miss Lemlng's
birthday and that of the sorority a vol
ume Is given by the sorority.
Miss Ruth Raymond arrived from
Washington yesterday In time to be
present at the family dinner given last
evening by her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A. S. Raymond to celebrate the twenty
fifth annlVersary of their marriage. The
wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond was
the first large church wedding celebrated
In Lincoln, that of Mr. and Mrs. A. E.
Hargreaves followed a few days later.
SHE SAW THE POINT
One of the most Ingenious books pub
lished this season is Grace Miller White's
"A Harmless Revolution," which tells
the story of punctuation marks In a
novel manner. Miss White Is well
known all over the country for her po
litical work. She took the stump for
the late President McKInley In his first
campaign. At her hbme at 35 West
Twentv-flrst street. New York, she has
letters from many grateful public men
whose political causes she has aided by
her clever tongue and pen.
THE WEEK'S REVIEW
Iowa has two hundred and sixty clubs
In the state federation.
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The New Book Review club will meet
on Tuesday with Mrs. Kelley, 1900 Wash
The home department of the Woman's
club met on Thursday. Mrs. W. H.
Bagnall talked on "The Adulteration of
The Century club will give an open
meeting the evening of January sixth.
The husbands of the members will be
Mr. J. E. Miller entertained the Round
Table Monday evening. Twenty-six
members were present. Doctor F. W.
Hill was the leader for the evening.
The Woman's club will give a recep
tion on New Year's day from three until
five o'clock in the library parlors. Ar
rangements will be In the hands of the
social committee, Mrs. C. F. Ladd, chair
man. it j j
The National Consumers' League Is
having a steady growth. There are now
forty-three factories scattered over the
country, among which can be found any
grade and any price of women's white
underwear bearing the label, and there
are fifty-three groups of women. In va
rious states, pledged to wear the league
labeled underwear. j
Mrs. A. A. Scott, who has for four
and a half years been chairman of the
reciprocity bureau of the Nebraska fed
eration of women's clubs, has resigned
this position and her place has been filled
by the appointment of Mrs. Alexander
Stephens of York. Mrs. Stephens ad
dress Is 815 York avenue, York, Ne
Apartments have been engaged at the
Llndpll hotel to be opened as headquar
ters for the Nebraska Woman's Suffrage
association January 1 and maintained
during the session of the legislature.
Miss Laura A. Gregg', state organizer,
will be in charge and will be assisted by
the state officers, among them Mrs.
Frank Young- of Broken Bow, Mrs. Mar
ble of Table Rock and Mrs. W. S. Ward
The Women's National Press associa
tion Is the oldest women's press asso
ciation In the world. It was founded In
1882, and was awarded a medal and
diploma for Its journalistic work and
contribution to the Chicago exposition.
The scope and aim of the association Is
to benefit and Increase the usefulness of
women journalists and writers. Mrs.
Belva A. Lockwood Is Its president; Mrs.
Clara B. Colby, corresponding secretary,
and Mrs. E. S. Cromwell, director.
There will be fewer papers read at the
St. Louis biennial in 1904 than has been
customary at these meetings, but more
time will be devoted to discussion of
papers. There Is to be a new committee
WASHINGTON BELLE A BRIDE
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The marriage of Miss Louise L. Vaughn Parker, daughter of the former
commissioner of the District of Columbia, and Representative Edmond S.
Blackburn, of North Carolina, took place Thursday, December 18th. Repre
sentative Blackburn Is serving his third term In congress and Is one of the
best known members of the house.
of the G. F. W. C. on legislative affairs,
composed of one member from each of
the standing committees for which leg
islation may be needed; a subcommittee
to assist the educational committee, on
libraries, and a new committee on house
hold economies, which will also be a
subcommittee of the educational com
mittee. The Wednesday club of St.
Louis will be the hostess of the biennial.
Among the new clubs for women Is
the "Mothers' Birthday Club of Amer
ica." This club Is to claim Its member-
ship from all over the United States,
with headquarters at Boston. It Is to
be an auxiliary to the National Federa
tion of Mothers" Clubs, nnd the plan was
presented to them at their meeting In
New York this fall and favorably ac
cepted. It will also work In conjunction
with mothers clubs nnd with women's
clubs by which It Is highly Indorsed.
All questions as to membership, etc., will
be answered by Mrs. Adelaide F. Chace,
corresponding secretnry, at the office of
the Club Calendar, Tremont temple,
room 6, Boston, or the Birthday club
headquarters. Colonial building, 100 Boyl
ston street, Boston.
The Strauss program given Monday
afternoon nt the regular meeting of the
Matinee Musicale was of unusual Inter
est as the compositions were new to
most of those In the audience. It has
been said of the songs of Richard
Strauss that they must be heard more
than once to be appreciated. That they
will grow upon one Is no doubt true, but
a second hearing of the numbers sung
by Mrs. Holyoke on Monday was not
necessary to convince her hearers that
they were very beautiful, and they were
all, the somber and the hopeful, ren
dered with an appreciation of the com
poser's Ideas that showed careful study,
and Mrs. Ilolyoke's sympathetic voice
adapted itself well to the moods of the
various songs. "Alone In the Forest,"
was probably the most admired of the
five songs, yet some of the audience
chose "Night" as their favorite. The
duo for 'cello and piano, played by Miss
Elche and Miss Murphy, sonate In F
major, wa3 a very difficult composition,
skillfully performed and greatly enjoyed.
The piano actually eeemed to sing the
Adagio from the B minor sonate In re
sponse to Miss Hoover's dexterous touch,
and In her second selection the music
danced, and rippled, and tripped from
the ivory keys, for very Joy nt being- In
terpreted by such a player. Mrs. Bar
bour's brief opening- talk on Strauss and
his compositions was suggestive and
The second part of the program was
made up of Grieg's works. Miss Lan
sing sang- two lovely songs most beau
tifully, and Mr. Steckelberg- and Miss
Hoover played that glorious sonate
which some of us had heard them play
before. It Is a delight to hear these two
artists play together. Mr. Steckelberg,
who has appeared In Lincoln but a few
times, wins new admirers with each
appearance, and he Is becoming- Im
mensely popular with the most critical
musicians. The accompaniments were
played with her usual good taste by Mrs.
Carrie B. Raymond. The following was
b. All the Fond Thoughts,
Mrs. R. A. Holyoke.
qnnti v malnr on ft Andante ma non troppo.
bonate, F major, op. o J AUeKro , brio, rt
Miss Lillian Elche.
Miss Sidney Murphy.
a. Alone In the Forest.
b. A Vision of Glory.
a. Adagio Cantablle from Sonate, B minor, op. 5.
b. Funf Klavler Stucke, op. 3, No. 1.
Miss Marie Hoover.
a. I Love Thee.
b. Autumn Storms.
Miss 'Jessie Belle Lansing.
f Lento doloroso
Sonate F major, J Allegro vivace
op. 13, No. 2 J Allegretto tranqulllo
Mr. Carl Steckelberg.
Miss Marie Hoover.
Accompanist, Mrs. Carrie B. Raymond.
The club will take a vacation until
January twelfth, 1903, when a piano re
cital will be given by Miss Emily Perk
ins for the first part of the program, and
the second part will be made up of con
Miss Helen Gould is building- a club
house for the benefit of the poor people
and neighbors of Irvlngton and Tarry
town, New York, near her country seat.
Lyndhurst. The building will cost about
ninety-five thousand dollars,. It will be
the headquarters for Miss Gould's training-
school and sewing' school. On the
lower floor there will be a gymnasium
for young- people. The second floor will