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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (April 5, 1902)
LIFE'S MAZY WHIRL
It has always been supposed that
Lent was a period set aside as a special
season In which sinning mortals could
repent their misdeeds, but Cupid, lazy
fellow, must have kept it as relig
iously as did they for there is an ab
solute dearth of Easter weddings.
Maybe the little god. observing the
matches that were evidently not made
In heaven, was grieved over his mis
takes and decided that he too would
rest and repent. Apropos why would
It not be appropriate for divorcees to
celebrate their releases, and why are
not broken engagements announced In
the society columns?
The spring social season will be brief
as the devotees will soon turn to golf
and outdoor life, but It will be gay.
Many pleasant occurrences of this
week are chronicled below.
The Lincoln hotel was the sceneof a
billliant party Thursday evening, one
of the most brilliant In Its history.
The function was a reception from
half after eight to ten o'clock followed
by dancing, given by Mr. and Mrs.
Isaac M. Raymond In honor of their
son, Mr. William Henry Raymond and
his bride, whose marriage occurred in
February and who returned ten days
ago from their wedding Journey. The
hotel was In gala attire for the occa
sion but the decorations though elab
orate were exquisitely refined. Palms
were advantageously placed around
the balustrade, they were grouped at
the punch tables and about doorways
and were massed at the mantel in the
parlor In front of which the receiving
party stood. The lights In parlor and
corridors were shaded with pink.
Great bunches of pink carnations tied
with white ribbons were over some, of
the doors, above others were suspend
ed baskets of sprengil fern. Bouquets
of pink carnations were on tables and
mantels. Supper was served In the
ordinary and on small tables placed in
the east corridor. The ordinary was
in silver and white. The large table
was laid with exquisite linen. In the
centre was a- silver candelabrum -.surrounded
by a mound of Easter lilies.
Large bows of broad white satin rib
bons caught with bunches of lilies
were on the corners of the table. All
of this lovely whiteness was contrast
ed with the gleam of silver candelabra
bearing white candles and dainty, sil
ver tipped white shades. The lights of
the chandeliers were also shaded with
white, and were adorned with white
satin bows. Mrs. John Gordon and
Mrs. S. H. Burnham poured coffee
from silver urns. Mr. and Mrs. Ray
mond, Mr. and Mrs. William Henry
ltaymond and Miss Raymond received.
Mrs. Raymond's toilet was of blue
silk, the corsage veiled with silk ap
plique and point lace. The bride was
in her wedding gown, a lovely creation
of white crepe meteor, chiffon and real
lace. Miss Raymond also wore white
crepe meteor with garnitures of rare
lace. The corsage was made decollete
and white flowers were In her low coif
fure. Mrs. Raymond was assisted by
Mesdames John B. Wright, S. H.
Burnham, C. E. Yates, W. F. Kelly,
George H. Clark. F. M. Hall, W. C.
Wilson, W. O. Thomas, W. G. L. Tay
lor, John Gordon, Ross Curtice, A. E.
Hargreaves. C. G. Crittenden, W. H.
McCreery. C. F. McGrew of Omaha;
Misses Richards, Hargreaves, Burn
ham, Whedon, Johnson. Mrs. Wright
wore a gown of white lace; Mrs. Burn
ham, old rose crepe de chine; Mrs.
Yates, white satin with garnitures of
turquoise velvet; Mrs. Kelley, rose
crepe de chine; Mrs. Clark, black
chantllly over white taffeta, black and
white aigrette in coiffure; Mrs. Hall,
pearl white brocaded satin; Mrs. Wil
son, white lace; Mrs. Thomas, black
lace, corsage made decollete with gar
nitures of real lace; Mrs. Taylor, white
mousseline; Mrs. Gordon, black silk
with white lace; Mrs. Curtice, blue
mousseline; Mrs. Hargreaves, black
crepe de chine; Mrs. Crittenden, black
and white lace; Mrs. McCreery, black
silk skirt, white corsage; Mrs. Mc
Grew, gray etamlne over pink silk,
with lace trimmings; Miss Hargreaves.
white mousseline, white flowers on
corsage and hair; Miss Burnham.
white chiffon with blue trimmings;
Mrs. Whedon, pink chiffon; Miss John
son, pink chiffon. An orchestra played
all evening In the corridor.
The after-lenten occasion In society
was the fancy dress dance given by
Mr. and Mrs. Jo'hn W. McDonald at
the Lincoln hotel on Wednesday even
ing. The decorations were Easter lil
ies and palms. The guests were all In
fancy dress, en masque. Many of tho
son as Romeo and Juliet, Mrs.
John B. Wright as Madame But
terfly was most fetching, Mr.
John B. Wright as that Minstrel
Man of Mine, Miss Mount of Omaha
as Lady Babble, Mr. Charles Saunders
of Omaha as George Washington in a
white duchess satin costume, Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis Mnrshall as king and queen,
Mrs. Ode Rector as Florodora, Mr. Ode
Rector ns a Toreadore, Mr. Frank
Zehrung as Cinderella's Prince, Miss
Hammond ns Spring, Mr. Matson
Baldwin as the Yellow Kid. Miss Geer
as the scarlet poppy, Mr. Richards as
a bull fighter. Miss Gahan as Little
Red Riding Hood, Mrs. Toevs Lady In
Black, Mr. Powers as Mephlstopheles,
Mr. Robert Joyce as the tattooed man,
Mr. Linderman as a hussar. Miss Kate
Linderman as Dolly Varden, Miss
Miles as a French peasant girl, Mr.
Thompson as a West Point cadet.
Miss Williams as a fairy queen, Mr.
Geisthardt as a member of the bar.
Miss Roberts as a Blue Bell, Mr. Lau
as a naval officer, Mr. and Mrs.
Hooper as Spanish dancers. Miss Mor
row as a tambourine girl, Mr. and
Mrs. William Leonard as the Duke and
Duchess. The Invited guests were
Messieurs and Mesdames L. C. Burr,
J. A, Buckstaff, F. A. Brown, Clark
son, Crittenden, Clarke, Dorgan, Dor
gan, Dorris, Dayton, Ewing, Edmin-
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costumes were beautiful and original.
The host was superb In a George
Washington costume of pale pink
satin. The beautiful hostess was most
fetching as little Cinderella, costume
of gray with touches of red and car
rying a shower . bouquet of scarlet
geraniums. Miss Regna Harod was
most charming as a bridesmaid of IS10,
an Empire gown of shell pink satin
with short veil of pink tulle fastened
with a half wreath of tiny pink rose
buds. She carrledm gorgeous bouquet
of American beauties. Miss Talcott,
Mrs. McDonald's guest, was a most be
witching Lady Teazle wearing a much
pannlered gown of white velvet with
scarlet petticoat. The high coiffure
was finished with an Immense scarlet
poppy. Miss Dobbs was a dainty flow
er girl wearing a most piquant gown
of green and pink finished by a saucy
flower hat. Dr. Helms was exceeding
ly attractive in a scarlet satin court
costume, Mrs. Buckstaff as a colonial
lady, Mr. Buckstaff as the Fat Man
from Bombay, Dr. and Mrs. Giffen as
Faust and Marguerite, Mr. and Mrs.
John Dorgan as Parisian lady and
gentleman, Mr. and .Mrs. Steven
son, Eason, Everett, Everett, Fltz
Gerald, Fitzgerald, Fawell, Giffen,
Gund, Guthrie, Gleason, Harley, Har
ley. Hargreaves, Holmes, Henry, Hale,
Leonard, Leonard, Levering, Marshall,
Manahan, Morrison, Maxwell, Mayer,
Oakley, Oakley, Rector, Rector, Right
er, Rudge, Stevenson, Thomas, Thomp
son, Thompson, Tucker, Tuttle,
Toevs, Vifquain, Wright, Williams,
Woods, Zeimer, Funke, Linderman,
Mansfield; Misses Anderson, Cowdery.
Clark, Dobbs. Gund, Geer, Geetlng,
Gahan, Hammond, Henry, Hoover,
Harley, Linderman, Mount, Roberts,
Talcott, Boggs, Caffyn, Stevens? Mes
sieurs Lau, Thompson, Helms, Joyce,
Baldwin, Richards, Linderman. Pow
ers, Geisthardt, Zehrung, Walton,
Walton, Hammond, Butler, Fitzgerald.
The out of town guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Beeson, Miss Mount and Mr.
Charles Saunders of Omaha and Mrs.
Charles Todd of Chicago.
Tuesday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. F. E. Lahr a musicale was given
by Mrs. Lahr, Mrs. D. M. Butler, and
Miss Rice. About three hundred ladies
in pretty gowns were present. Mrs.
Lahr received her guests in a gown of
green satin foulard trimmed with real
lace. Mrs. Butler wore an effective
black lace gown with spangled yoke
and yellow chou. Miss Rice's toilet
was a beautiful one of tan grenadine
over taffeta, pink bows. The rooms
below stairs were decorated with pink
tulips and palms. As the guests ar
rived they were served to punch in
the upper hall by Miss Starrett who
wore a white gown and served from a
table adorned with red tulips. The re
freshment room suggested the spring
time with Its pinks and greens. The
table was laid in an alcove behind cue
tains of smilax with rubber trees for
a background. The table was covered
with Mexican e drawn work, and the
centrepiece was of pink tulips. Pink
candles In sliver candelabra lighted the
room. After the program Mrs. C. H.
Morrill In a toilet of black lace over
pink, and Mrs. John S. Reed In a white
gown served Ices, cakes and confec
tions. Their assistants were Misses
Jessie Moore, Blanche Garten, Joy
Webster, Anna Horton, Maysie Ames,
Jessie Lansing, Margaret Hallett. Mrs.
W. C. Phillips was at the door to di
rect the guests. The hostesses were
assisted In the reception hall and
drawing room by Mesdames F. M.
Hall, A. W. Field, S. G. Dorr, F. W.
Eason, W. D. FitzGerald and Miss
Louise Miller. And now, the program
which was the cause for, this pleasant
gathering; it was a song cycle the
words of which are taken from Tenny
son's "Maude," and the music written
by Arthur Summervell. The music Is
somber, befitting the poem, and is di
vided into twelve songs. Mr. C. W.
Kettering of Denver was the singer
and most admirably was his part per
formed. He was dramatic where this
quality was needed, but almost better
done were the solos wherein was a
touch of sentiment. His voice was
beautifully smooth and sympathetic.
He was showered with congratula
tions. The difficult accompaniments,
important as they are to the success of
the whole, were delightfully played-by
Mrs. Raymond. Mrs. E. Lewis Baker
told the story charmingly and prefaced
each song with remarks which made
clear its meaning.
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Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Miller celebrated
the fifth anniversary of their marriage
Monday evening at their pleasant home
in East Lincoln. Palms and cut flow
ers adorned the house. A miniature
stage was erected in the sitting room
and on it was successfully presented
a little drama entitled "The Sewing
Circle of the Period." The performers
were the Misses Josephine Poynter,
Garnet Geer, Helen Tuttle, Florence
Roberts, and Leona Robertson. Mrs.
Louis E. Wettllng and Miss Jes
sie White played piano solos.
After the play a rhyme game
In which Mr. J. W. Johnson won
a prize was enjoyed. Punch was
served by Miss Geer In an Oriental
nook in the hall, and Mrs. I. G. Geer
assisted the hostess in serving a two
course luncheon. Master Eugene Wett
llng In a full dress suit admitted the
guests and little Miss Atwood Cham
berlain in a blue frock directed them
upstairs. Following were present:
Messieurs and Mesdames Violet, Thos.
Pratt, George Beeman, O. H. Enslow,
E. B. Ransom, S. Alexander, E. H.
Steckley, P. A. Sommerlad. Clark, J.
W. Johnson, W. A. Woodward, Far-
quar, Clark Oberlles, Ed Woodward,
George Adams, J. H. Stevens, W. B.
Ryons, H. A. Tlbbetts, Earl Wood
ward, Louis Wettllng. E. W. Allen.
Grant Watklns, Floyd Hotaling, Ira
Ayres, George Schwake, Alva Town
send, L. Lyon, J. H. Geer, Joseph Ry
ons, F. L. Wharton; Mrs. A. Harrison,
Misses Laura Ryons, Jessie White,
Garnet Geer, Josephine Poynter, Helen
Tuttle, Leona Robinson, Florence Rob
erts; Messieurs Wesley Ewing, Arthur
Ryons, Fred Ryons; Doctor Paine,
Reverend E. S. Branch.
Mrs. W. F. Schwind attended the
Presbyterian missionary meeting at
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