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LIFE'S MAZY WHIRL
An epidemic of amateur theatricals
has struck Lincoln. Not a week passes
but that one or more hostesses enter
tain friends In this way, and even the
churches are taking advantage of the
fancy to enrich 'their treasuries. If
this presages the passing Of the ken
si ngt on, -well and good. There has
been just enough gaiety this week
to keep society moving without ex
haustion, and it was remarked at the
Wilson party how fresh and altogether
lovely the belles were,
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Wednesday evening Mr. and Mrs.
W. C. Wilson gave a beautiful danc
ing party at Walsh hall. Two hundred
people In brilliant costumes were pres
ent and the decorations were lovely.
The dancing hall was In green and
white, many palms and Easter lillles
being used. Wall pockets suspended
on the casements in the parlor were
filled with pink roses, and bouquets
were on the table. The centre piece
on the table in the supper room was a
large basket of American beauties and
smllax, with a bow of ribbon which
matched the tint of the roses tied on
one side. The lights were white
candles In crystal sticks. Mrs. W. TJ.
Wilson poured coffee and Mrs. A. R.
Mitchell served salads. Mrs. W. C.
Wilson was charmingly gowned in
white lace. Noticeable among the
gowns worn by the guests was that of
Mrs. I. P. Searle, an elegant green
panne velvet. Mrs. John B. Wright
wore white lace; Mrs. J. A. Buckstaff
black lace over green Bilk; Mrs. C. G.
Crittenden, black net over taffeta;
Mrs. D. E. Thompson, a flowered pink
gown trimmed with billows of lace;
Mrs. W. M. Leonard, white satin; Mrs.
Lewis Marshall, pink silk; Mrs. A. R.
Mitchell, black and white silk; Mrs.
W. B. Wilson, black velvet; Mrs. Steb
bins, black silk; Mrs. Robinson, black
silk; Mrs. L M. Raymond, blue silk;
Mrs. W. H. Raymond, black with
garnitures of red. Many of the young
ladies. Including Misses Burr, Miles,
Odell, Cochrane, Raymond, Har
greaves, were in white, as were also
Mrs. Mark Woods, Mrs. Seacrest and
Mrs. W. G. Morrison. Miss Prout wore
a lavender gown; Mrs. Walter B.
Hargreaves, black and white; Miss
Hays, pink; Mrs. Homer Honeywell,
white broadcloth; Mrs. John Dorgan,
lavender; Mrs. George Woods, black.
The music was line, the floor ideal, and
all combined to make this one of the
most delightful of the dances of the
Chancellor and Mrs. Andrews were at
home Wednesday from five to seven
o'clock, to all -members of the faculty
and their wives, and to all regents and
their wives. Invitations were extended
to more than two hundred persons,
nearly all of whom were present. The
drawing room and library were beauti
fied with big bunches of superb Ameri
Ican beauties. The chandeliers and
candelbra throughout the house were
entwined with smllax. The dining
room was In yellow and green. A
mound of exquisite yellow roses was
on the table, and roses were on the
buffet, and yellow shaded candles il
lumined the room. The coffee table up
stairs had a mound of pink roses in the
centre, and was lighted by pink
candles under pink shades. The din
ing room was thrown open at six
o'clock, and a buffet supper was served
in three courses. The two substantial
courses were served In the dining room
the coffee and sweets upstairs. Mrs.
Andrews was assisted by Mesdames J.
L. Teeters, H. B. Ward, W. G. L. Tay
' lor, C EL Bessey, T. M. Hodgman. Wil
lard KimbalL The gathering was in
formal, homey and altogether delight
ful, and while a large number was
present the spacious rooms were at no
A large number of ladies and some
men availed themselves of the privi
lege given by Reverend and Mrs. F. S.
Stein of meeting Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Burdette Monday afternoon. All club
women and their husbands were in
vited by Mr. and Mrs. Stein, who, with
Mr. and Mrs. Burdette received the
callers. Mrs. F. M. Hall presented the
guests and Mrs. H. M. Bushnell assist
ed in doing the honors In the drawing
room. Mrs. W. H. McCreery assisted
by Mrs. Ralph Haggard, Miss Garten
and Miss Cochrane served punch.
Most of those present had seen and
heard Mr. Burdette before so the in
terest of the callers centered mainly
In Mrs. Burdette, who. as president of
the California federation of clubs will
be the official hostess at the biennial
to be held in Los Angeles next month.
3Irs. Burdette is gracious and charm
ing and will no doubt be an ideal hostess.
Mrs. William Gold played Mendels
sohn's wedding march as the members
of the bridal party took their places,
and after the ceremony Miss Edna
Mayer, a niece of the bride, played
"The Wedding Bells." An elaborate
luncheon was served at two long tables
which were adorned with Easter, lilies
and ferns. Only relatives and Inti
mate friends were present. Mr. and
Mrs. Meyer left at six o'clock for New
York, where they will reside.
Saturday evening at their home, 2813
Vine street, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H.
Jenkins celebrated their tenth mar
riage anniversary. Master Paul Grif
fiths, In evening dress, admitted the
guests. Mrs. Griffiths and Mrs. Bowen
assisted in the drawing room. In a
Japanese tea room Miss Clara Beman,
wearing a silken kimono, served tea
and waiters. Master Roger Jenkins,
also in oriental costume, assisted Miss
Beman. Stories weird and stories witty
and jokes new and old, inspired by the
fragrant beverage, were told by the
guests. Gifts of cut glass, tin, wood
and silver were left as souvenirs. In
vitations were extended to Messieurs
and Mesdames George Waite, William
Griffiths, Roy Hussong, Harry Bowen,
Ward Richardson, Samuel Hall, Lewis
Trester, J. H. Burk, W. C. Shinn, C. J.
LEAH LOUISE METER,
Who scored a distinct success in the
soubrette part In a recent play pre
sented by the senior class of the Lin
coln high school.
Miss Marian Camp, a talented pupil
of Miss Lucy M. Haywood, gave a
piano recital Monday evening at St.
Paul church. Miss Camp has remark
able technical ability for one so young,
and has temperament to a marked de
gree. The audience showed apprecia
tion by liberal applause. Miss Florence
Robinson assisted Miss Camp. The
Theme and variations In F major,
Butterflies, Gustav Weber.
My Heart is Weary, A Goring Tho
mas. En Route, Godard.
From an Indian Lodge, MacDowell.
Three Etudes, Chopin.
Scherzo In B flat minor, Chopin.
My Heart To Hear Thy Voice, C. Saint
Saens. Concerto in G minor, allegro con fuoco,
Tuesday at one o'clock at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Simon D. May
er, 1225 H street, was celebrated the
marriage of Miss Anna Mayer and Mr.
I. H. Meyer of New York city. Rabbi
Simon of Omaha officiated. The house
was decorated with palms, ferns and
Easter lilies. The bridal party stood
under an arch of palms for the cere
mony. Miss Mayer's wedding gown
was of white nun's veiling made en
train. She wore a veil and carried a
shower bosquet of lilies of the valley.
Whitmore, E. E. Tullis, Bert Towner,
Milton Schwind, Denton, Eldin Taylor,
Selby Beman, Mrs. Pike, Miss Beman,
Mr. Grant Hogeland, Mr. D. F. Easter
day, and Masters Paul Griffiths and
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Clarke gave
a handsome dinner Saturday evening
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. William H.
Raymond. Covers were laid for forty
two on seven small tables, which were
adorned with baskets of flowers. The
bride was seated at the dining table
which was decorated with Easter lil
ies. A sheaf of lilies was fastened by
white ribbons to the back of each chair
and the ribbons were carried from
there to the chandelier, forming a can
opy over the table. The men pro
gressed from table to table with each
of the eight courses. After dinner
Mrs. John B. Wright, Miss Raymond
and Mr. Burnham sang.
Kappa Kappa Gamma spent Satur
day afternoon at the state farm and
the young ladles greatly enjoyed in
specting affairs In general. Those who
went were Mrs. Burnett and Misses
Manrid, Hays, Richards, Wilson,
Jeary, Whedon, Funke, Edmiston, Out
calt, Whiting, Griggs, Field, States,
Cunningham, Shedd, Stephens, Locle,
Bennett, Mabel Bennett and Louhe
Mrs. Elizabeth Valentine was sur
prised on her fifty-ninth birthday an
niversary, which occurred Saturday,
by a company of friends from the L. of
G. A. R., the woman's relief corps, and
the G. A. R., who gathered at her
home to celebrate the occasion. Arm7
songs and a guessing game made the
time pass quickly. Refreshments were
served Messieurs and Mesdames A.
Eastman, R. E. Losee, C. C. Gingery,
J. H. Valentine, F. A. Truell, Knight,
Jos. Bolshaw, E. B. Fancher and A.
H. Randolph; Mesdames Hildebrand.
Sherbln, L. M. Pratt, Burdfck, Mc
Klnster. LUlle Pratt, Hill, Gilmore,
Walsh, Hunter, Smock, Finelty, Shoe
maker, Denham; Messrs. Clay Dawson,
Brad Ringer, G. B. Vaughn; Misses
Eunice Burdick, Maud Burdick, Mable
Hildebrand, Edith Pratt, Winifred
Valentine, Cadna Owens, Bessie Pratt.
Libble Owens, Rena Losee and Masters
Joe Randolph, D. Eastman and Harold
Miss Ethelyn Bignell will give a card
party this evening In honor of Miss
Edith Butler, of Council Bluffs. Six
hand euchre will be played, and first
and second prizes will be given. Pink
and white carnations will be used for
decorating. A two course luncheon will
be served. After refreshments Mr.
Ramsdell, who is a fine magician, will
entertain the guests with legerdemain.
The guests will be Misses Chadwick,
Winifred Bonnell, Losch, Auld, Alice
Auld, Moore, Reynolds, Palmer, Walk
er, Cady, Mackin, DuTell, Grlmison,
Murray, Spalding, Nance, Casebeer,
Whitcomb, Allen, Miller, Parks, But
ler; Messieurs Brown, Crandall, Pow
ell, Peterson, Clinton, Sweeley, Mudge,
Home, Lawlor, Wilson, Matson, Haw
ley, Schwarz, Anderson, Hedge, Pol
lard, Moore, Hurtz, Farney, Barnes,
Hall, Phillips, Huse, Ramsdell.
The W, T. M. met Thursday after
noon with Mrs. R. H. Switzer, 421
North Twenty-seventh street. Rcll
call was responded to with quotations
from Alice Carey. An ancient spinning
wheel which had been the property of
some of Mrs. Switzer's ancestors, was
exhibited. Refreshments were served
by Misses Switzer and Westcott. Those
present were Mesdames Hess, Gentzler,
Evans, Steele, Clark, Morse, Harlan,
Holben, Lasch, Lane, Pierce, Edleman,
Shefdeman, Kaufman and Mrs. West
cott, who was a guest. The club will
meet in two weeks with Mrs. Edleman.
Quotations from Will Carleton.
The senior class of the state univer
sity gave it's annual promenade last
evening at the Lincoln. About fifty
couples were present. The committee
consisted of Mr. Charles Wells, chair
man; Mr. H. E. Crandall, master of
ceremonies; Messrs. O. G. Home, F.
K. Neilson, H. K. Barnes, Dexter
Clinton, Frank Martin, Griffen, Welch,
Powers; Misses Hays, Montgomery,
Druse, Reeves, Wilson. The chape
rones were Chancellor and Mrs. An
drews. Professor and Mrs. Barbour,
Professor and Mrs. Richards, Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Haggard. Refreshments
were served in the ordinary.
Mr. -and Mrs. James Tyler celebrated
their marriage anniversary with a card
party last evening at their home, 1635
K street. The marriage occurred
thirty-four years ago in England. The
house was prettily decorated with car
nations, smilax and ferns. High five
was played, and prizes were given. A
luncheon was served In three courses.
Guests were Messieurs and Mesdames
Robert Boyce, George Clark, De Forest
Green, Joseph Hoppock, A. H. Pauli,
H. Gardner, James Tyler, jr., E. G.
Tyler; Misses Waring, Lucy Waring,
May Tucker; Messieurs Jacob North,
and Fred Tyler.
Mrs. J. F. Ludwig of Arizona, who
has been very ill for some weeks at
the residence of her sister, Mrs. C. E.
Yates, is convalescing and it Is
thought that she will be able to return
to her home in three weeks. Mrs.
Yates will accompany her to Salt Lake