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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (July 19, 1902)
LIFE'S MAZY WHIRL
Oh for a lodge' In some vast wilder
ness, or a cottage by the sea, a cabin
In the Rockies or a tent by the chat
tering' brook, anything to get away
from this uneventful sultriness. Yet
who knows. In two days, or one, a hall
storm, for which this summer is fa
mous, may come along and chase away
these envious thoughts, and reconcile
those who must spend the summer In
Lincoln, which is not so bad after all,
for Lincoln trees are green, Lincoln
skies are blue ,and there are the band
concerts to which we can go, and lis
ten to good music while we enjoy the
spangled glory of the summer night,
so what Is the use of repining. Speak
ing of society news there Is none, ab
solutely none, so the dear reader Is ad
vised to turn a new leaf and seek edi
fication in the "Odd Bits of Nebraska
The following is from the London
Never has an English queen worn at
her crowning robes so magnificent as
those prepared for Queen Alexandra.
The, mantle train, which would have
been on Thursday suspended from her
majesty's shoulders, is eighteen feet
in length and three full breadths of
the velvet In width. In color It, is of
a lovely shade of ruby purple, selected
by the queen herself with unerring ar
tistic taste. Inasmuch as its peculiar
and beautiful tone is the only one in
the whole gamut of shades which
would clash with neither the true im
perial purple to be worn by the royal
princesses or the crimson of the peer
esses. It is lined throughout with
miniver, and .the cape, .with its correct
"powdering" for the queen's exalted
rank, is of ermine, of which, also,
there is a bordering three inches wide
The ornamentation is extraordinar
ily rich, and presents emblematic fea
tures of great Interest. The end of the
train Is covered by magnificent em
broidery over some five feet of the
length, in which is symbolized the
growth of the British empire. Starting
from the ancient crown and making
this according to the Plantagenet
form, which stands boldly out, is a rose
tree of vigorous outline. The roots ex
tend downward or toward the extrem
ity, where they are entwined with the
fleur de lis, symbolic of Norman influ
ences. Spreading upward, the thistle
of Scotland and the shamrock of Ire
land are engrafted upon it, and in
branching lines these reach up to the
star of India, the whole culminating
in the modern Imperial crown. The
embroidery has been wrought in the
finest gold thread of many colors and
differing degrees of brilliancy, by '
which means a lovely play of lights
Is Insured. The central petals of the
English rose have been executed in sil
ver and the thistle is touched with
shades of violet, a little green being
very judiciously Introduced In the
stems and the foliage. Upward, to
ward the shoulders. It Is seme or
powdered with the imperial crown,
represented about eight inches in
depth from the cross to the base. Of
these crowns there are about thirty,
placed at regular intervals apart,
worked In gold thread, with silver to
suggest the ermine of the cap.
Equally sumptuous Is the bordering,
which Is In three parts, the whole be
ing about ten inches In width. The
central portion has been worked upon
the velvet itself, and consists of
branches of oak leaves and acorns
linked by the crolx patees and fieurs
de lis of the crown, of such varied and
delicate stitching as to suggest jewels.
Two lengths of galon, or lace of
what is unquestionably the finest
cloth of gold ever fabricated in this
country, form edges on either side. The
first of these is woven in two shades
of the precious metal, the ground be
ing the true "ruddy gold" of Eastern
lore, and upon this Is a running rose
stem, upon which, at close ltervals in
applique, appears the English rose.
The inner border towards the center
of the train is a festoon design of oak
leaves, acorns, and stems, and on this
stand out in very high relief the rose
and fleur de lis alternately.
This work is entirely of English
manufacture. The design was drawn
by Mr. Frederick VIgers, P.RLB. A.,
and It was executed by the Ladles'
Work society at Thirty-one Sloane
street, over which Princess Louise
Duchess of Argyll presides, and her
royal highness assisted.
Mrs. E. C. Rewick gave a lovely
sweet pea breakfast at ten o'clock on
Tuesday, In compliment to her cousin,
Mrs. W. H. Kline, of West Superior,
Wisconsin, who Is her guest. Sweet
peas formed the center piece on the
table, and bouquets of them adorned
alljof the rooms. The Battenburg cen
ter piece was lined with pink, and a
was "The Problem of Household Help,"
and she spoke from the standpoint of
the domestic. Her paper was voted by
the club to be the most scholarly and
meritorious of the club year.
Miss Eldellwels Thurman gave a
pretty lawn party Saturday evening
In honor of Miss Madge Blystone of
Tecumseh. Miss Jessie Doyle and Miss
Leda Thurman assisted the hostess.
Pansles adorned the table from which
ice cream and cake were served. Those
present were MiBses Blystone, Doyle,
Gertrude Grant, Georgia McCrat,
Jeannette Finney, Helen Coen, Eliza
beth Doyle and Master Roy Housh.
Sunday afternoon at five o'clock a
double wedding 'was celebrated at the
home of Mrs. Hattle League, 1430
North Twenty-first street, when were
married Miss Clydle M. League and
Mr. James A. Wllkerson, and Miss
Lucy M. Best and Mr. Samuel Large.
Reverend L. M. Denton officiated. Mr.
and Mrs. Wllkerson will reside in
Plattsmouth, Mr. and Mrs. Large In
Miss Ora Campbell and Mr. Harry
rled Tuesday evening at the home of
A. Butler, both of Lincoln, were mar
the bride's brother-in-law and sister,
Mr. and Mrs. William Howorth, in
Tecumseh. Reverend T. D. Davis per
formed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs.
Butler will reside in Lincoln.
Miss Leona Anstine and Frederick A.
Sutter were married Thursday after
noon at 3:30 o'clock at the home of the
bride's parents In Tamora, the Rev.
F. W. Wilson of Lincoln officiating.
The Episcopal ring ceremony was per
formed. After a couple of weeks in
Minnesota the young couple will be at
home to their friends at 611 South
Both young people are well known In
Lincoln and especially In university cir
cles. The bride has been in school
three years, and one season had .the
honor and distinction of being the only
woman representative of the Institu
tion to participate in an inter-state de
bate. She completed the junior year
of a law course the past season and
will finish the course next year.
Mr. Sutter completed a law course
in the university last month. He was
president of his class during the last
semester, an honor that there Is al
ways great rivalry to possess. He Is
now a practicing attorney in Lincoln,
the junior member of the firm of Wil
son & Sutter.
The missionary societies are still
announcing refreshments at their
meetings. As there Is a dearth of so
cial affairs at present no doubt the
attendance at these meetings Is large.
"Formerly I took my pen In hand,"
said the bachelor; "now I take my
typewriter on my knee."
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The nuptials of this couple were celebrated Thursday of this week at Tamora, Neb., the home of the bride.
Mrs. Sutter formerly was Miss Leona Anstine. They will make their home in Lincoln.
pink carnation was at each plate. Cov
ers were laid for ten. Mrs. Kline was
formerly Miss Josle Ford of Lincoln,
and was for some time organist at the
Universallst church here. Mrs. Rew
ick's guests at the breakfast were old
friends of Mrs. Kline.
The board of directors of the Young
Women's Christian Association gave a
reception to new members Monday
evening in the association parlors.
One hundred persons were present.
The callers were received by Mrs. C.
C White, Miss Martha Pierce, Miss
Hathaway, Mrs. H. J. Wlnnett, Mrs.
S. D. Hyde, Mrs. W. H. Wallace and
Miss Whitmore. The parlor was
adorned with pink and white roses.
The dining room was in the associa
tion colors, green and white. Bun
ting was effectually draped on the wall
and white roses were on the table.
Miss Charlotte Andus presided at the
table and was assisted In serving Ices
by Misses Crombie. Gregg and Woods.
An interesting Incident In club work
Is reported by the Boston Herald. At a
recent meeting of the Twentieth Cen
tury club of Kalamazoo, whose mem
bership embraces the most cultured
women of the town, the essay was
given by Miss E. S. Kay, who for
twenty years has been a domestic
servant in Kalamazoo. Her subject
Chapter K of P. E. O. gave a pleas
ant lawn party Tuesday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. Mary E. McKinnon,
2840 P street, in honor of Mrs. Tecker,
a member of the chapter who left the
city this week for her new home In
Omaha. A buffet supper was served
in four courses. Twenty-five ladies
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Dunn had for
guests the first of the week Mr. Allen
Litchfield of Kansas City, who left for
his home on Thursday, and Doctor
Samuel Morrow of Memphis, Tennes
see, who started on his return Journey
on Tuesday. Mr. Morrow was accom
panied as far as Kansas City by Miss
An engagement of unusual Interest
because of "the prominence in musical
circles of both the lady and gentleman,
is that of Miss Ina Baird Ensign and
Mr. Charles Frederick Hagenow, which
was announced this week by Miss En
sign's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton
(Miss Annie Jones entertained a dozen
young ladies informally Saturday aft
ernoor in honor of her cousin, Miss
Emma Jones of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Piano and violin music by the Misses
Jones was a feature.
Mrs. F. D. Cornell is in Kansas City
for a two months' sojourn.
Doctor and Mrs. J. O. Everett are
camping In the Big Horn mountains.
Mrs. A. D. Smith and son are at
Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the sum
mer. & cP tB
Miss Katherine Meechan is enter
taining Miss Hurley of Enid, Okla
homa. Miss Moore of Aurora Is the guest
for a month of Mr. and Mrs. A. L.
Mr. and Mrs George Sheldon are
spending their vacation at Bayfield,
Professor and Mrs. E. A. Burnett are
entertaining President Schlegel of the
school of mines In Rapid City, South
Dakota, and Mrs. Schlegel.
A concert program received this
week from Ocean Grove has on It the
name of Miss Helen Marie Burr, our
former Lincoln girl, as harp soloist.
Mrs. John S. Finch and son Edgar,
and Master Fred Whittemore, and Mrs.
C. H. Sharp and daughter Gertrude,
are spending the summer at Walloon
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