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ALPHA CHAPTER OF PHI KAPPA PSI.
(See page six.)
LIFE'S MAZY WHIRL
That the social season is drawing1 to a
close is indicated by the fact that clubs
are already holding their "last meetings."
The M. M. card club, the Jokers and La
Veta whist club, have all closed their
season, and others will follow their ex
Dinners are a popular form of enter
tainment at present An invitation to a
dinner has always been considered the
greatest social compliment that could be
paid to one, and regrets after a dinner
invitation are rare indeed. The "Ward
dinners and that given by Doctor and
Mrs. Hoover were conspicuous successes
of this week.
From the New York Tribune is taken
the following article, which shows to
what lengths the indulgence in social
pleasures on the Sabbath is carried.
"I never thought to see card tables put
out in your drawing room on a Sunday
afternoon with five o'clock tea!" ex
claimed a horrified woman of advanced
years, who felt compelled to speak her
mind to her grandnlece, whom she was
visiting. "You say people are so much
broader minded nowadays? "Well, all I
can answer is, that I was not brought
up to consider the broad way the right
way. It was the narrow path we were
told to choose. Perhaps," she continued,
"you may remember where the broad
road was said to lead to!" And feeling
that she had the better of the argument
she marched from the room.
There has been such a revolution in
regard to oldtlme prejudices of late
years, and opinions have so diametrically
changed In regard to what is convention
ally right or wrong, that it is no won
der that those who consider the letter of
the law to be Infallible, and cling to the
traditions in which they have been
brought up, feel that people are becom
ing very lax about many matters which
used to be deemed all important, and
wonder where it will all end. Sunday
card playing Is, it must be confessed,
somewhat startling even to the unpre
judiced members of the older generation,
while to those who have always looked
upon cards more or less distrustfully,
even on week days, to play cards on the
Sabbath seems a positive desecration.
"And yet," said a liberal woman,
whose grown sons, after dutifully ac
companying her to church in the morn
ing, were wont to ride or play golf in the
afternoon for exercise, or liked to return
home at dusk for a cup of tea and a
rubber before dressing for dinner, "what
possible harm is there in it? When they
first asked me if I minded, I felt in
clined to say 'Yes,' which would have, of
course, ended the matter: but I feel very
glad now that I stifled my prejudices
and did not object My boys are hard
working young lawyers, and I feel that
their Sundays are good for their souls,
minds and bodies, yet I know that many
of my friends think that I commit a
positive sin in allowing cards to be
played on Sunday."
"It is very hard to know what is right
nowadays!" said a conscientious young
matron. "Like all American men, my
husband Is overworked, and I feel that
any Innocent recreation that will entirely
divert his mind is most beneficial, if not
necessary. He enjoys his game of cards,
so why should he not have It? and yet I
feel that If my good mother came in and
found us playing cards Sunday afternoon
she would be terribly distressed, and feel
that we were absolutely wicked."
"My dear," said the older man and
relative to whom she was speaking,,
"true religion has nothing to do with
such things. My brother, who was the
best man I ever knew, thought that to
play cards at all was immoral, and I
know a sweet saint today who plays her
game of piquet every evening of the
week, without exception. If we keep to
what is really true and right, such things
are very immaterial."
If Paris is "the home of styles, New
York is the home of fads wise and
foolish alike, says the Daily News, and
the woman who would be fashionable
must needs keep one eye on the Boule
vard, the other on Fifth avenue.
Even in England, where innovations
are looked at askance, the "window-
pane" is being taken up, one writer ex
plaining that the trick has been learned
from some American girls who have re
cently gone over. That the trick will
probably "catch on" In England Is ad
mitted by this writer, who pathetically
adduces the reason: "for things Ameri
can seem to be in the ascendant"
"I met some of Uncle Sam's daugh
ters the other day wearing monocles,"
she writes, "and when someone suggest
ed surprise, they said. 'Why, don't you
know, it's Just the cutest and latest thing
on the other side.' "
And so it is, If one may judge from
what usually proves to be a sure indica
tion I. e., the big stocks being laid In by
our big shops.
Five dollars, and even as small a sum
of three dollars, will pay for a monocle,
while, on the other hand, there are rich
ly Jeweled, artistically designed ones
that fetch fifty, seventy-five and even
two hundred dollars.
Only the most audacious of the fadlsts
go so far as to wear the glass actually
stuck In the eye.
Most women who use It. have a dainty
little handle of gold, set with Jewels, by
which to hold It up, while others even
go to the extent of having gems set in
the rim In which the glass Is inserted.
Some people have a round glass, while
others have a square one. They are very
much like the old "quizzing" glasses of
the time of our grandmothers, or great
grandmothers, and while some people
undoubtedly do use them because
they need them, there are a good
many women who use an eyeglass simply
because it is the fashion. There were at
tempts made some three or four years
ago to make the eyeglass fashionable.
Instead of the man's plain silk cord,
women wear fine chains made of gold or
silver or gun metal.
Some attribute this monocle fad to the
MRS. MARK W. WOODS.
One of Lincoln's best known vocalists.
Influence of Prince Henry of Prussia on
the occasion of his recent visit But why
the poor, innocent Prince should be
blamed, the Lord only knows, for he is
guiltless of wearing a monocle.
But who ever is to blame, the fad Is
here, and, to all appearances. Is here to
nf r& P
A handsomely appointed progressive
dinner wns given by Doctor nnd Mrs. A.
L. Hoover Tuesday evening at the Lin
dell hotel. A table with thirty-one
covers was laid in the ordinary. The
color scheme was red. A large basket
of American beauties was In the centre.
On either side of this were large bows
of wide red satin ribbon, and beyond
these were pots of red azaleas encircled
with garlands of ribbon. Red candles In
silver sticks Illumined the table. The
buffet was lighted by red candles In
brass candelabra. The dinner was
sprved In eight courses. At the end of
each course the ladles cards were taken
up by Misses Louise Hoover and Claire
Canom, and taken to the men, who each
drew one and thus were partners found
for the next course. After the banquet
the guests were entertained In the par
lors with piano music played by Miss
Maude RIsser and Miss Claire Canom.
Invitations were extended to Doctor nnd
Mrs. H. C. Swearlngen, Doctor and Mrs.
C. F. Ladd, Doctor and Mrs. A. D.
"Wilkinson. Messieurs and Mesflames
George Clark. D. A. RIsser. W. E. Jak
way, F. B. Harris, C. C. Qulggle. A. A.
Scott S. C. Hoover. Harry Reese. Sena
tor and Mrs. Beghtol -of Bennett. Mr.
and Mrs. Kelper of Norfolk. Mesdames
Leese, L. M. Knotts, Helen Knotts of
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Louise Hamer,
Misses RIsser. Canom nnd Hoover, and
Judge M. B. Reese.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Ward gave a pro
gressive dinner of thirty covers on
Thursday evening. Ten guests were
seated at the dining table, the others at
small tables In the different rooms. One
table was ndorned with daffodil?, one
with violets, one with red roes. another
with pink carnations, and one with white
hyacinths and ferns. The chandeliers
were entwined with Alabama smllax.
and bouquets of flowers were attractive
ly arranged In the house. The place
cards were artistic gems, done In water
colors. On the front page of each was
the raised letter "W." and the name of
a guest, and on the inside pages wir
quotations from Shakspere. The dinner
was served In six courses. After-dinner
speeches were made by some of the
Last evening Mr. and Mrs. Ward gave
a dinner in honor of the blrthdav of
Mrs. Ward's mother. Mrs. Charlotte Rob
ertson. The decorations were similar to
those of Thursday evening. Covers
were laid for twenty-six.
Mrs. Harriett Curtice ha tsued Invi
tations to the marriage of her daughter.
Mis JfMelle Onrtlce. to Mr. Frank
Staples Oliver, to occur at Mrs. Curtice's
home In San Franclro. California, next
Thursday evening at half after eight
o'clock. Miss Ora Young, a cousin of
the bride, will be maid of honor. MIs
Joy Webster, who Is '.raveling In Cali
fornia, will be present at the wedding,
also Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Barnes, who
formerly resided here. The bride Is the