The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, February 01, 1902, Page 6, Image 6

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Governor and Mrs. Savage returned
Siitiinlny evening from their southern
tour. Mrs. Savage left on December
tliirty-tlrst for Kansas City, for :i brief
isit at the home of relatives and the
governor joined her there a little later.
Governor and Mrs. Savage spent the
greater part of the time during which
they were absent in and near New
Orleans, making trips out from there
to places of interest according to the
dictates of their own sweet wills. Go
ing as they did for rest and recreation
they accepted no social attention, al
though much was offered, until they
were on their return journey. Mrs.
Savage enjoyed the trip greatly, par
ticularly the visit to New Orleans, as
this was the Ilrst she had seen of that
famous old city, and in her gracious
uomanlj way she talked delightfully
the other day of her experiences, and
gave many interesting incidents of her
journey. She spoke of the visits she
and the governor paid to the French
quarter or New Orleans, saying that
nowhere, even in Europe, Is the dis
tinction between the old and the new.
Trips to Chaimette where the battle
of New Orleans was fought, and to
Lake Pontehartrain were made, and
visits to cotton plantations where Gov
ernor and Mrs. Savage made a study
of plantation life and witnessed the
care of cotton in all its stages. Each
planter has his own gin and cares for
his own crop. Every part of the cotton
is utilised. A tine quality of oil, re
sembling olive oil, is made from the
seed, and the seed is also used for feed
and other purposes. Speaking of the
hospitality of the southern people, Mrs.
Savage said It has been in no way ex
aggerated. Everywhere was there the
greatest courtesy shown. On the re
turn Journey Mr. and Mrs. Savage
accepted an Invitation to a banquet
tendered them at Memphis. The ban
quet was given by the prominent busi
ness men of Memphis at the Tennes
see club. In an after-dinner speech
Governor Savage spoke of the sterile
country through which they had
passed in going from New Orleans to
Memphis, and compared the soil with
that of Nebraska to the great advant-
MIss Agnes Wortley (a winner of
hearts) Miss Charlotte "Whedon.
Miss Van Tromp (n widow to be won)
Miss Adelloyd Whiting.
Polly (a serving maid who serves)
Miss Vine Gahan.
Mr. Stuart (a theatrical bachelor)
Miss Emma Outcalt.
Mr. Reginald De Lancey Van Tromp
(a man with ancestors) Miss Laura
Mr. Charley Newbank (a man with
money) Miss Margaret Whedon.
Mr. Frederick Stevens (a man with
neither) Miss Helen Field.
The bill of the play was dai.itlly dec
orated In wnttr colors. The Impro
vised stage was in the large dining
room at the Whedon home, and was
decorated with palms and ferns. The
audience was seated in the hall, the
seats being elevated that all might
have a good view of the stage. The
house was decorated with red carna
tions. Miss Hisser played for the de
lectation of the guests before the play
and afterwards Miss Whedon sang.
Salads, sandwiches and coffee were
served. Following were present: Mes
dames C. O. Whedon. R. C. Outcalt,
and Kae of Vermont: alumnae mem
bers: Misses Mariel Gere, Ellen Gere,
Mabel Richards, Clara Hammond, Ab
bott. Hisser. Lindlay, Broady, Whiting,
Hradt; Mesdames Lewis Marshall, H.
H. Hurley, Warner, F. M. Hall; active
members present were: Misses Jessie
Outcalt, Claire Funke. Dorothy Griggs,
with red and white. Following were
present: Misse3 Helen Steiner, Beu-.
lah Bohanan, Faebell Cochran, Mar
jory Agnew. Cora Mudra, Hazel Bell,
Myrrl Grant; Messieurs John Walker.
Warren Jennings, Cecil Mosher. Ralph
IngWs. Albert Mudra. The club will
meet this evening with Miss Hazel
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Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Branch gave a
card party Tuesday evening In honor
of Miss Wakefield of Omaha, who is
their guest, and Mr. and Mrs. Homer
Honeywell. Euchre was played. Four
ladies. Miss Wakefield, Miss Miller.
Mrs. Malialieu and Miss Funke, cut for
the royal prize and Miss Wakefield was
the winner. Miss Putnam won the
lone hand prize for the ladles, and Mr.
Richards for the men. Messieurs Bald
win, George Woods, and Ed Butler cut
for the royal prize and Mr. Baldwin
was the winner. The house was decor
ated with red roses and the lights were
shaded with red. The guests of honor
received with Mr. and Mrs. Branch,
and Mrs. Henry Branch assisted the
hostess throughout the evening. An
elaborate luncheon was served after
the games and while waiting for their
carriages some of the young people had
a jolly little dance. Those present were
Misses Wakefield, Hammer, Putnam.
Truax, Rinehart, Burr, Outcalt. Funke,
Hoover, Nance, Miller; Mrs Malialieu;
Messieurs and Mesdames Homer
Honeywell, C. G. Crittenden, F. D.
between the foreign and the American,
so closly drawn as it is In New Or
leans between the old French quarter
and the modern part of the city. A
breakfast at Madame Begue's was a
pleasant incident. Madame Begue and
her husband. Monsieur Begue, have
lived and served in New Orleans for
many years, and have grown wealthy
in serving, but their breakfasts have
become famous, and famous people, as
well as those less known, when In the
Crescent City, flock to their board.
Their table accommodates but thirty,
and they serve but one meal each day,
breakfast at eleven, and so great is
the demand that places at the table
must be engaged days, or for Sunday,
weeks in advance. Guest books are
there in which each records his name
and many are the celebrities who have
crossed the sanded Jioor of the vesti-
bule. and climbed the winding stairs
for the privilege of enjoying Madame
Begue's Creole dainties. Eugene Field
wrote in the guest book:
"I'm very proud to testify
The happiest of my days
Is March 11, '95,
At breakfast at Begue's"
Mrs. Savage advises the tourist after
doing the French quarter to spend
much time at the wharves among the
shipping: it Is both interesting and
profitable. Iarge vessels from Bir
mingham, Manchester, and other for
eign ports were at the docks loading
and unloading. Many of them bore
the letter "M," showing that they be
longed to Pierrepont Morgan.
age of the latter state. An official of
one of the railroads was present and
conceded that this might be true of
the section through which they had
come but said that he would place a
special train at the disposal of Gov
ernor and Mrs. Savage and take them
with any friends they might invite
through a section which would com
pare favorably with any in the coun
try. At a banquet on this train the
governor admitted that the country
through which they were passing was
very beautiful but, he added, the soil
which produces this luxuriant growth
is brought down from Nebraska each
year by the streams. He was invited
to come down next spring with the
soil. Mr. and Mrs. Savage attended
the celebration of the birthday of Rob
ert E. Lee at Memphis where the con
federate veterans were present In their
gray uniforms and carried their old
guns used during the war. Mrs. Sav
age said, "Much as I enjoyed the south,
I was delighted when our train crossed
the Nebraska line, and am so glad to
be at home again.'
Miss Whedon. Miss Margaret Whe
don and Miss Outcalt entertained in
honor of the alumnae members of
Kappa Kappa Gamma Monday evening
at the home of the Misses Whedon. A
play, "Man Proposes," by Paul Leices
ter Ford, was given with the proper
appointments and with great eclat. The
scene of the play was a morning room
at the Wortley's. time, after dinner
and before the masked ball. The cast:
Inez Manrid, Mabel Stephen, Edith
Locke, Louise Hargreaves. Edith
Shedd. Nancy Cunningham, Elizabeth
Cunningham, Olive States, Blanche
Edmlston, Ruth Wilson, Emily Jenkins,
Grace Bennett, Mabel Bennett; other
guests were Misses Joyce Broady, Ruth
Raymond, Gladys Hargreaves, Louise
Burnham, Elsa Powell, Mabel Cox,
Helen Wilson, Mignon Trickey, Ham
mer of Philadelphia, and Wakefield, of
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Harpham gave a
card party Saturday evening in honor
of Miss Horan. Six handed euchre
was played. No prizes were given.
After cards an impromptu program of
recitations by Mrs. F. D. Cornell, songs
by Miss Horan, and piano music by
Miss Risser, was presented. Delicate
refreshments were served; Misses Ris
ser and Harpham assisted. Guests in
vited were Messieurs and Mesdames J.
C. Seacrest, C. E. Latshaw, C. H.
Sharp, C. J. Guenzel, J. F. Hutchins,
F. W. Hill. S. A. Foster, W. A.
Rankins. Havey. John S. Reed, R. T.
Van Brunt. R. M. Le Gore. E. E. Spen
cer. F. D. Cornell. C. H. Warner, T. J.
I'sher, L. W. Garoutte, A. H. Weir.
M. J. Waugh, A. A. Scott; Misses
Horan, Risser, Harpham, Clara Leese.
and Mr. Lewis.
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Miss Cora and Mr. Willie Mudra
entertained the F. F. F. club Friday
evening with dancing and games.
Light refreshments were served in the
dining room, which was decorated
Levering, W. B. Hargreaves, Henry
Branch, John Dorgan, George Woods,
O. E. Rector; Messieurs Eames, Bald
win, Powers, Butler, Holmes, Joyce.
Bartlett, Farrell, Thatcher, Fitzgerald.
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Beta Theta Pi gave a smoker Sat
urday evening at the chapter house,
1630 G street, to all fraternity men In
the university. Palms and ferns con
trasted with the scarlet and cream of
the university, and the pink and light
blue of the Betas. Cards were played
and an appetizing luncheon was served.
Resides the active chapter of Beta
Theta Pi, those present were Messieurs
Thomas, Farnsworth, Seacrest, Sher
man, Lau, Payne, Fisher, Drain,
Brown, Henderson, Barnes, Maloney,
Hewitt, Gordon, Hoffnal, Langley.
Kingsbury, .Westover. Stevens, King,
Matson, Schwaitz, Reeder, Cowgill,
Edminston, Bartlett. Townsend, De
Putron. Sheidler, Eager, Mills. Engel,
Hayes, Ladd, Ledwith. Ringer, De
weese, Douglas, Burnham, Rainey,
Stratton, Keyes, Schneider, Le Roy,
Leesier, Kanzler, Pollard, Rhodes,
Benedict, Adams, Ruggles, Code, Hope
well, Ferris, Fogg, Ames, Ransom.
Rehleander, Cornell, Eames, Bone
cainper, Broady, Powers, Burr, Per
kins. Marquette. Caldwell, Ricketts.
and Dr. Mayhew.
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The Hawthorne club of the high
school gave a farewell party for Miss
Hazel Murray this afternoon at the
home of Miss Maude White. Miss
Murray is about to leave the high
school for the state university.