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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (March 3, 1900)
ent were: Messrs. and Meedames Dor
gan, Marshall, Woods, Rector, Curtice,
Woods. Howe, Kelley, Mullea, Woods,
Misses Burr, Oakley, Marshall, Gahao,
Hoover, Ward, Putnam, Nance, Johnson,
Messrs. Walsh, Joyce, Thatcher, Hayes,
Baldwin, Honeywell, Fitzgerald. Smith
Lea Bohemiennes met with Mrs. J.
B. Wright on Wednesday.
First Church of Christ (Scientist),
Fourteenth and K streets. Arthur C.
Ziemer, C. S. First Reader. Sunday
morning services at 10:30; subject,
"Substance.' The sermon consists of
the reading of selections from the Bible
and the Christian Science text book, 'Sci
ence and Health, With Key to the Scrip
tures.'' Wednesday evening meeting at
7:30. The public is cordially invited.
Mr. and Mrs. John Steel announce
the announced of their daughter, Lilly
Ann, to Mr. George Andrew Loveland
of Lincoln. Omaha Excelsior.
MUs Sylvia Drury and Mr. Gardiner
Brown were married Wednesday eve
ning at Woodlawn, Reverend L. P. Lud
den of Lincoln, officiating.
At an entertainment at the Tremont
Theatre the other day, in aid of a local
charity, Mrs. Agnes Booth Schoeffel
emerged from her retirement to recite
"The Absent-Minded Beggar,1' in Khaki
dress, and although I have heard the
poem until I can Bay it backward, I
never listened to it given with mere
spirit, dignity and intelligence. Mrs.
Schoeffel also played "Old Love Let
ters," with Boyd Putnam, who made a
fairly adequate "Warburton.'' Boston, by
the way, is interested equally with New
York in the announcement that Mr.
James Lowell Putnam "Jim Putnam,"
as his classmates call him is to be
'married to Miss Eleanore Jay Robert
son on April Fourth, because it means
that another New York girl will make
Boston her future home. Mr. Putnam
is an odd Eort of a fellow, and in ap
pearance does not exactly live up to bis
name, which is as good a one as can be
found in New England. He is, how
ever, rather autocratic and is evidently
fully impressed with the importance of
his family position. Town Topics.
Mrs. Van Brunt and Mrs. Gibbs en
tertained the M. M. M. whist club in a
very pleasant manner on Wednesday
afternoon. Those present were: Mee
dames Risser, Faulkner, La Gore, Wol
cott, Metcair, Seacrest, Folsom, Jones,
Traphagen, Cook, Lee, Rewick, Pres
ton, and Folsom.
Mrs. Preston of Des Moines, is visit
ing friends in the city.
The D. K. W. hearts club was enter
tained by Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Jones
on Wednesday evening. The following
guests were present: Messrs. and Mee
dames Spangler, Hurd. Hart, Carpen
ter, Dean, and Sullivan. Miss Grewell
of Crete. Messrs. Straight. Davis, How
land, Hamlin, Brooks, Gascoyne, Morse
Miss Lena Tripp of Colorado Springs
and Mr. Frank Malone were married
on Tuesday, at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. N. Malone, 635 North Twenty
seventh street, Professor Cline of the
Nebraska WeBleyan officiating. Miss
Agnes Tripp was maid of honor and Mr.
Clinton Malone was best man. The
wedding was very quiet, only a few
friends and relatives being present.
A correspondent of The Deccan Post
at Trimulgherry Gup in India where
Captain Stoney is stationed, mentions
among the functions one given by Mrs.
Stoney (born Marquette) on the Twelfth
of January. Trimulgherry Gup is a
central military station of the province
of Hyderabad. The correspondent saj s:
"Mrs. Stoney gave a moit enjoyable 'at
home' last Friday and invited about
eighty guests and every one spent a
most enjoyable afternoon, as plenty of
amusements were provided and people
could be energetic or otnerwise as thoy
chose, Mrs. Stoney being one of those
charming hostesses who allow their
guests to please themselves in their
own way. Consequently her little at
homes are greatly appreciated and at
tended largely by the men.' Although
Mrs. Stoney is in the midst of the dis
trict devasted by the Bubonic plague,
she writes that neither she nor Captain
Stoney mind it at all because it very
seldom bothers either the English or
Thursday evening, February 22d, the
woman's club of Ashland received their
friends at the homo of Mrs. W. C. Scott,
president of the club. The evening was
a revival of colonial customs and dress.
Stately dames and modest maids with
powdered hair and the quiet, courtly
airs of the eighteenth century tilled Mrs.
Scott's rooms, decorated for this Wash
ington's festival in red, whito and bluo
ribbons and flags. The bay window,
where the punch bowl was presided over
by Puritan maidens, was most effect
ively decorated in rainbow colors, with
a background of potted plants. In the
dining room a candelebra shed a soft
light over old blue china, in keeping
with the attiro of Mrs. Wiggenhorn,
who, as Lady Washington, presided at
the coffee urn. The menu consisted of
rye bread sandwiches, doughnuts, tarts,
boiled ham, etc. On the wall Wash
ington's picture was surrounded by an
evergreen wreath. Partners for refresh
ments were found by matching diminu
tive (lags of all nations. The American
Hag was very much in evidence, drap
ing doors, etc. Many antique articles
were exhibited, among them a silver
spoon bearing the date 17C0. An old
pair of snuffers was utilized in clipping
the wicks of the many candies placed in
all of the rooms. Guests amusad them
selves in a Look contest, which consisted
of pictures on cards strung around the
rooms, each picture representing some
book. Ihese receptions have been the
social event of former years, and the one
just past was no exception to the rule.
Street Commissioner Elmen met with
the ladies of the city improvement
society on Thursday morning to dis
cuss the methods of having cleaner and
more attractive streets. Mr. Elmen
placed a high estimate on the intluence
of the women and said that any request
from them was heeded much more than
anything the men could say. Ho ex
plained that the city had practically no
money to spend in the repair of side
walks. Where new walks were con
templated he strongly advised the uso
of the brick, as it only costs three dol
lars more than boards, and will outlast
them many years. The ladies asked
numerous questions as to the present
plans for cleaning the city. Mr. Elmen
said the work had been done this win
ter through the working out of the poll
tax which left the street fund in good
condition. The plan now is to clean
the down -town streets every day the
coming spring and 6ummer. Mr. El
men said that all streets should be
cleaned daily, but that the city appro
priated nothing from the general fund
for that purpose. All that is spent
comeB from the county fund of about
$5,000, a large part of which is necessary
for grading and culverts.
The subject of the loose paper on the
s'reets, which is discussed at every
meeting, came up again. Several at
tributed this nuisance to hand-bills.
Mr. Elmen advised the society to pre
3nt an ordinance to the council pro
viding for licensed distributors of bills
who would be held responsible for their
He also said that he would be glad to
prosecute any one that was detected in
the act of throwing paper, and thought
a few oxamples of that kind would
abate tho nuisance. Some amusement
was caused by a lady inquiring if it
would bo proper to begin on a minister
of tho gospel. She said a certain pas
tor was in tho habit of passing her home
each morning witn his mail in his hand,
and as he read tho letters he would tear
them to bits and scatter them broad
cast. Mr. Elmen thought a pastor
would make tho best of examples.
The ladies gave Mr. Elmen a cordial
vote of thanks for his assistance. Mrs.
Herron was appointed to present the
importance of tho work more fully to
the members of the Woman's club. In
addition to tho usual members present
Mrs. L. C. Richards represented the
Lotos club, Mrs. Hodgman Sorosis, and
Mrs. C. M. Crawford tho Woman's club.
Mrs. C. F. Ladd reported that tho en
tire membership of Atbenea was now
enrolled in this society.
Tho reception given by Mrs. O'Ccn
nell and Mrs. Wilkinson, in honor of
Mrs. Kuehnle of Dennison, Iowa, on
last Saturday, was one of the most
elaborate functions ever given in Lin
coln. Flowers were used in great pro
fusion and the decorations wero very
beautiful. Mrp. O'Connell's homo is
very handsome, and atout four hun
dred guests called during tho afternoon
and at no time was it crowded. Mrs.
Allen's Ideal mandolin orcheetra was
hidden by a bank of palms in the ball
and narcissus and smilax wero used as
decorations. The reception rooroj wero
in violet and white The electric lights
were covered with lily shaped violet
globes and the mantles were dainty in
smilax, palms, purple hyacinths and
white pinks. Punch was served in the
library by Miss Naughton. assisted by
Miss Poynter and MisB Webster. An
orange colored umbrella was suspended
over the table. Daffodils were used as
decorations and the room was lighted
by orange shaded candles. Coffee and
chocolate were served by Miss Marshall
and Miss McPheely, aFsisted by Miss
Ames, Miss Gund and Miss Millar.
Here also was an umbrella covered with
smilax and at one side was a bunch of
red carnations. The room wae lighted
by red shaded candles which gave
an effect of warmth and color.
Broad pink ribbons separated the din
ing room from the drawing room and
were let fall to admit the proper num
ber of guests in the room. Stately
American Beauties were in the centre
of the table and the covering was of
Battenburg lace and ferns. Mrs. Ed
ward Fitzgerald served the ice, assisted
by Miss Odell, Miss Cady and Miss
Kelley. Pink rosee bordered an arch
way in this room and as " the guests
passed out of the room a heart shaped
candy was given them by tiny Kathryn
Manahan, who was gowned in white.
Mrs. Yaa Brunt, Mrs. Winger, Mrs.
Walter Davis and Miss Weeks assisted
in receiving the guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Weil celebrated
their Nineteenth anniversary by enter
taining the Unity club on Thursday
evening. The members of the club pre
sented Mr. and Mrs. Weil with beauti
ful ilowere, other friends had also sent
tlowcrs and the houEe was beautifully
decorated. Higl. five was played and
Mrs. Wessel and Mr. Cody Kohn took
took the prizes. The guests were:
Messrs. and Mesdames Mayer, Herzog,
Newmark, Wessel, Mayer, Schlesinger,
Speier, and Mayer. Misses Frank, Kel
lner, Schlesinger, Berkson, Kelener and
Schlesinger. Messrs. Kohn, Striker,
Oppenheimer, Chaim, Blowm, Kohn,
Aach, Striker and Janowitz.
Miss Nora Miller entertains this after
noon in honor of Miss Beach of Iowa.
The Tuesday Night dancing club gave
one of their informal parties to the fol
lowing: Misses Clarke, lloutz, Nance,
Wigenhorn, Emmons, Hamilton, Wood
ford, Hoover, Douglas, Agnew, and Mor
gan. Messrs. Ricketts, Marley, Shel
don, Stuck, Ames. Anderson, At wood.
Kennard, Raymond, Turpin, Paine,
Brown and Clarko.
Mr. and Mrs. Ransom and Mr. and
Mrs. McCain gave a progressiva domino
party on Thursday evening. After a
very pleasant evening refreshments
wero servod to tho following guests:
Messrs. and Mesdumes Townscnd, Mc
Cain, Trowbridge, Summerlad, and
Smith. Meedames Manley. Dill and
Jackson. Messrs. Dill and Constant.
Mrs. A.J. Gustin is visiting frionds
and relatives in tho city.
Mrs. Motcalf gavo a kensington in
honor of Miss Beach of Hamburg, Iowa,
on Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Charles Cone entertained tho
Battenburg Kensington on Friday
Mies May Whiting and Miss Stella
Kirker entertains the Kappa Kappa
Gamma sorority this afternoon in honor
of Miss Nellie Lau.
A very pretty wedding occurred on
Wednesday night at half past eight
o'clock, when Miss Elsio Horner and
Mr. Fred Ludwig wero united in holy
matrimony at the home of the bride's
parents. 1219 F street. Mr. Walt playtd
tho Lohengrin wedding march and Rev.
Ludden performed the ceremony stand
ing before a bank of palms and smilax.
Iho bride wore a dainty gown of whito
organdy, elaborately trimmed in rutllea
and shirrings of organdy and net. Tho
houso waB decorated in garlandp of pink
roses and smilax. Supper wbb served
to tho relatives and friends present.
Tho table was decorated in La France
roses and ferns, and smilax was draped
from tho candelabra to the corners of
tho table. Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig will be
at homo after March 12th. A wedding
trip will soon be made to Chicago. Mr.
Lui'wig soon expects to go into business
with Mr. Walt and is unable to leave
the city before the business arrange
ments are completed.
A euchre party was given by Mr. and
Mrs. D. E. Thompson on Monday night.
Prizes wero awarded to Mr. and Mtb.
Funke. The following guestB were
present: Messrs. and Mesdames Fitz
gerald, Raymond, Burnham, Crittendon,
Hall, Yates, Funke, Wilson, Compdon,
Rodgere, Wright, Marshall, Wilson;
Mesdames Fitzgerald, Griffith, Comp
don; Misses Price and Norton; Mr. Paul
A delightful dinner party was given
by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hall on Wednes
day night. lied tulips decorated the
dining room table and American beau
ties were in the drawing room. Covers
were laid for Messrs. and Mesdames
Raymond, Hargreaves; Mrs. Muir and
The Chapin Union Social club was
entertained by Miss Eva Bolshaw on
Mrs. Manley entertained the Social
Recreation club on Tuesday night.
Progressive hearts was played by the
following guests: Messrs. and Mesdames
McCain, Barras, Bowen, Couger, Gart
ner, Bowen; Miss Evans and Mr.Switzer.
Mr. Scow of Council Bluffs is visiting
at the home of Mrs. Manley, 1103 T
Mrs. D. E. Thompson Is visiting in
Died Mr. William Barr, on Thurs
day morning at his rooms, at 1327 O
street. Mr. Barr was born in Germany
in 1835 and at the age of ten came to
America with his parents. In 13G1 he
came to Lincoln and has been very sue-
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