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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 9, 1902)
LIFE'S HAZY VHIRL
The band concert and dance at the
Country club Saturday evening were
enjoyed by a large number of people.
A dance for members of the club will
be given this evening. These affairs and
trolley parties constitute the sole gale
ties In town at present; there were a'.x
of the latter booked for one evening
last week. Evening trolly rides to the
suburbs are also In favor, the cars be
ing crowded almost nightly.
The Second Presbyterian church gave
a reception Tuesday evening in honor
of Reverend and Mrs. Howard Camp
bell of Chleng Mai, province of Laos,
Slam, at the present meeting place of
the church. Twenty-fourth and O
streets. A color scheme of green
and gold was skillfully carried
out In the decorations, palms,
golden rod, sunflowers and marigolds
being used and, thanks to the artistic
taste of the Misses Guile, the bare
walls and uninviting room were trans
formed Into a place of beauty. Rever
end and Mrs. B. M. Long presented the
guests to the receiving line which was
composed of Reverend and Mrs. Camp
bell, Mrs. Jeanette McDonald, presi
dent of the ladles' aid society; "Mrs. L
E. Johnson, acting president of the
missionary society; Mr. "William Clark,
and Mr. J. M. Guile. Mrs. W. C.
Shinn. assisted by Mrs. Robert Joerger
and a number of young ladles, served
punch from a daintily appointed table
In one corner of the hall, and In an
other corner Mrs. Guy Hale, Misses
Mabel and Minnie Guile and Miss"
Klock, served Ices and cakes. An in
teresting Informal program consisting
of piano solos by Misses Ada Bowlby.
Aura Hitchcock, Jennie Guile and
Stella Clark, songs by Misses Charlotte
Hullhorst and Elma Marsland, and a
-violin solo by Mr. Ellsworth Crocker
was rendered. Mrs. C. Y. Kenworthy
played the accompaniments. Five hun
dred persons were present. The recep
tion was under the direction of the
ladies' aid society with Mrs. Ralph E.
Johnson as chairman, and was one of
the most successful affairs ever given
by the Second church.
The question of to send, or not to
send, a gift to the bride, is often a
serious one to persons who have been .
Invited to a wedding, and if this be
decided in the affirmative, the question
what to send is equally difficult.
The old fashion, which was started
among the frugal Dutch, of giving the
young couple their household gear and
a sum of money with which to begin,
has now degenerated into such a dis
play of wealth and ostentatious gene
rosity, that friends of moderate means
hesitate to send their modest offerings.
A delicate way for the bride to avoid
embarrassing these friends whose
gifts are valued by her equally with
the larger ones, for the spirit in which
they are given. Is, when arranging the
gifts for display at her wedding or re
ception, to omit placing the cards of
the givers with the gifts. This has
been the custom at some of the recent
weddings, notably at a very brilliant
one, which was celebrated in Lincoln
a year ago. When a large church
wedding is followed by a reception to
which only a part of those bidden to
the ceremony are invited. It Is not ex
pected that those Invited only to the
church will send presents; again, when
a small home wedding is followed by a
reception, those bidden only to the lat
ter, sometimes feel themselves released
from the obligation of a gift.
If one wishes to deviate from the reg
ulation cut glass and silver, a belt
buckle, a bit of jewelry, a handsome
umbrella, or some other article for the
bride's personal use, is in good taste.
At the home of Reverend and Mrs. N.
S. Lowrie, 1025 South Fifteenth street.
a piano recital was given Monday even
ing by Professor Charles A, "Watt, di
rector of the Chicago piano college of
music Mr. Watt is well known among
Chicago musicians and Is a brilliant
performer. He was assisted by Miss
Charlotte Hullhorst, the Misses Lowrie,
Mr. Henry Steckelberg and Mr. Charles
Steckelberg. The following program
Piano duet Valse, Misses Anna and
Gavotte, Bach; Pastorale, Scarlatti;
Harmonious Blacksmith, Handel; Mr.
Solo Sunset, Miss Charlotte Hullhorst.
Moolight Sonata First Movement, Bee
thoven; Funeral March, Chopin; Two Sky
larks, Leschetltzky; Mr. Watt.
Trio Licbesgarten, Weber; March MIU
taire, Schubert: Mr. Charles Steckelberg,
Mr. Henry Steckelberg, Mr. Watt.
Suite A Day in Venice, Kevin; Perdlto
(Gavotte), Herman H. Watt; Mr. Watt.
Solo The Rosary. Miss Charlotte Hull
horst. Kammenoi Ostrow (No. 22) Rubinstein;
On Blooming Meadows, Rive King; Mr.
The guests were received by Miss
Lowrie, Miss Flora Lowrie and Mr.
Watt. After the program Mrs. C. L.
Hoover, assisted by Miss Maude WjI-
constructed in the back yard at her
home. In it are flourishing water
hyacinths and other aquatic plants.
Watei lilies are blooming there as per
fectly as in a large body of water, and
tiny fishes dart in and out among
them. Another pretty back yard com
bines utility with beauty, and the rear
of the garden is devoted to vegetables
arranged with an artist's hand. An
arch covered with scarlet flowering
beans marks the dividing line between
vegetables and flowers, and in front of
that Is a mass of red and yellow blos
soms, no other color being admitted. A
small grass plat separates all from the
house, and the garden walk is sodded
instead of being graveled.
Miss Helen FitzGerald gave a de
lightful dancing party Wednesday
night at the country club, in honor
of her guest, Miss Ethel Rlngsby of
Auburn. Forty young people were
present. The 'dancing was on the new
platform which is said to be ideal, and
the orchestra was seated on the porch.
The grounds were brilliantly illumi
nated with headlights and lanterns.
Goldenrod and sunflowers were massed
on the porch, and hammocks were
swung there and among the trees. Mr.
and Mrs. FitzGerald were assisted by
several married couples.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Holm and
daughter Marie, and Miss Katheriie
Smith, who has been their guest, start
ed Thursday for De Kalb, Illinois, ta
Miss Cora Faulkner is visiting friends
Miss Nannie Bryan is the guest of
relatives In Illinois.
Mrs. C. C. White and her two daugh
ters are at Lake Okobojl.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry A.
Reese on August sixth, a son.
Mrs. G. L. Laws and daughter Helen
are guests of friends in Wisconsin.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Rudge have re
turned from an outing In Wyoming.
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Clark and
Miss Clark are traveling in the east.
Mrs. C. L. Hoover of Holdrege is the
guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N.
Mrs. Lillian Morrow Bryan of To
peka, is the guest of her aunt, Mrs.
Miss Ruth Scott of Denver Is the
guest of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. M. Scott.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Eubank are
spending their vacation in Custer,
Mr. and Mrs. Allen and Mr. and Mrs.
T. S. Allen are spending a fortnight
in the Black Hills.
Halleck F. Rose and bride. Mrs. Rose formerly was Miss Catherine Cameron, a teacher in the Lincoln high
school. The nuptials were celebrated recently in Omaha, the home of the bride.
Hams and Miss Mabel Sears, served
ices in the dining room which was
prettily decorated with pink carna
tions. The marriage of Miss Mabel Rich
ards and Mr. Lowe Arnott Rlcketts,
which was celebrated Tuesday at five
o'clock at the home of the bride's
mother, Mrs. L. C Richards, was of
unusual interest to Lincoln folk as
both young people were born and
reared here, and both number Among
their. friends the best known and most
prominent families of the city. The
bride is a young lady of remarkable
amiability, loved by all who know her.
She Is a member of Kappa Kappa
Gamma sorority. The groom is a son
of Mr. A. C. Rlcketts and is a rising
young attorney. His fraternity is
Beta Theta PL Owing to bereave
ments in both families the wedding
was a very quiet one, attended only by
relatives residing in the city. The
service Teas read by Reverend F. L.
Wharton. After ten days spent on
the great lakes Mr. and Mrs. Rlcketts
will return to their home at 1340 R
street. They will receive their friends
after September first.
Apropos of back yards, which is a
popular subject at present, one of the
most Interesting bits to be found in
town Is a miniature lake, which a
young lady living on F street has had
visit Mrs. Holm's mother, Mrs. Smith.
Next Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. Holm
will leave for Buffalo on the North
land, one of the finest boats on the
lake. They will be absent about a
Mrs. Osgood, Miss Clara Hammond
and Miss Jennie Barber left on Tues
day for Chicago. Miss Hammond will
join her sister, Mrs. Allen Fling and
Mr. Fling at Petoskey, Michigan, and
Miss Barber will go to Wequetonslng,
where there is quite a Lincoln colony.
Mr. and Mrs. James Tyler started
Wednesday night for New York, and
sailed today on the Etruria of the Cun
ard line for England, to visit Mrs.
Tyler's parents. They will not return
until the last of September or first of
Professor Charles Watt of Chicago,
was the guest this week of Reverend
and Mrs. N. S. Lowrie. Mr. Watt was
the piano teacher of Miss Anna Lowrie
when she studied in Chicago. He gave
recitals In Sterling and Adams last
The Children of the American Revo
lution met Saturday at the home of
Mrs. J. E. Orcutt. A game called the
Mayflower was played, and Mrs. J. R.
Haggard, regent of the Daughters of
the American Revolution, gave an address.
Miss Nellie Kitchen went to Iowa to
day where she will be the guest of rela
tives until September.
Mrs. Al Hood has just returned from
a visit to all points of Interest be
tween Deadwood and Hot Springs,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Malone have
returned from a five weeks' visit with t
Mrs. Malone's parents at Colorado
Mrs. Ingles of Kansas City Is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. T. S. Ingle',
intone of the Kennard flats on South
Mr. and Mrs. Wlllard Kimball have
gone to Tacoma, Washington, where
they will be guests of Mrs. Kimball's
brother, Mr. Perkins.
Reverend and Mrs. Howard Campbell
of Chleng Mai, province of Laos, Slam,
are guests of Doctor and Mrs. F. D.
Sherwln, 2601 Q street.
Miss Nellie Griggs is the guest of
Mrs. Avery Haggard at a lake resort
near Minneapolis, where Mrs. Hag
gard has a cottage for the summer.
Mrs. Curtis Thatcher of Lewiston,
Idaho, is the guest of her father, Mr. s
J. F. Lansing. Mr. Thatcher will ar
rive in Lincoln in about two weeks.
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