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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 11, 1902)
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LIFE'S HAZY WHIRL
We who have lived In the region of
the hard maple, the oak, the beach and
hickory, mourn each autumn over the
absence of the flaming foliage Inter
mingled with spots of yellow, and of
the rich browns with which we were
formerly familiar, but even Lincoln,
which boasts so proudly of her spring
time canopy of green, is not entirely
poverty stricken when the death of
the year is beginning, for the "soft"
maples flaunt occasional touches of
rarely beautiful colorings. The wood
bine, which grows luxuriantly here. Is
on its gay attire and the sumach is
positively gorgeous, making possible ef
fective decoration with autumn leaves.
At a dinner given early this week, the
hostess, who loves nature and simplic
ity, had for her center piece a vase of
nasturtiums, those brave flowers which
are still blooming In the gardens de
spite the frosty nights, and garlands of
woodbine on the linen, made a striking
contrast with its snowy whiteness. She
carried out the color scheme still furth
er by serving her salad in scooped out
tomato shells resting on leaves of the
woodbine, and the various dishes were
garnished with nasturtium blossoms In
stead of the green, which Is commonly
used. A Spanish proverb says: "Ap
petite is in the eye," and this pretty ar
rangement of table and viands was
The fraternities are busy this week
with initiations, the rushing season be
ing practically over. There was also a
small party at the Kappa Kappa Gam
ma house to celebrate the birthday of
one of the girls, and Sigma Alpha Ep
sllon entertainment last night. The
card parties given by Mr. and Mrs. E.
C Rewick, and the card party and ken
sington by Mrs. Flsk and Mrs. Chap
man, were the Important social events
in Lincoln society.
When members of a fraternity are
about to Initiate new members, the
solemn ceremony, which is the real
Initiation, is preceded by a series of
jokes perpetrated on the initiates,
which is greatly enjoyed by the per
petrators, but Is not relished by the
victims, and unfits them for the Im
pressive part of the work. A custom
now prevails in eastern colleges to
have this horseplay, as It is termed,
a few evenings before the ceiemony.
This example is being this year fol
lowed by the local chapter of Sigma
Alpha Epsllon. This fraternity held
its "horseplay" Thursday evening, and
will this evening Induct Into the mys'l:
circle the following new members: Mr.
Arthur Steen, Mr. Boos MUenz, of Wa
hoo; Mr. Roscoe Gore, of Tecumseh;
Mr. Al Hamen, Mr. Ed Qullllan, of
Grand Island; Mr. Bay Linley, Mr.
Frank Brown, of Lincoln; Mr. Elmer
Robinson, of Arlington; Mr. Eric Seike,
of WUner; Mr. Elliot Graves, of Kear
ney, and Mr. John Bender, of Sutton.
Mrs. Alley gave a baby party Satur
day afternoon In honor of her lltt!e
nephew, Leland Keefer. The invita
tions were Issued in the name of Duane
Alley, and permitted the Infant guests
to "bring their mammas If they had
no one to leave them with." All orna
ments and brie a brae were removed
from the parlor walls and were re
placed by decorations suggestive or
children and their games and pleas
ures. Dainty light refreshments were
served to the mothers, oatmeal
wafers and things equally appro
priate to the babies, who were Elliott
Smith, Edgar Kettering, Francis Ger
hart, Austin Bacon, James Stevens.
Lucile Keefer, Richard Hockett, Allen
Wolcott, Marion Rlsser, Katherine
Evans, Leland Keefer, Duane Alley.
Signa Alpha Epsllon has had a busy
week. Besides the affairs participated
la osly by the members, a party was
given last night at the chapter house,
1228 R street, in honor of the pledgees,
which gave great pleasure to the
guests. A novel feature was the illu
mination of electrjc lights, which were
of a different color In each room.
Cards, ping pong, and other games
were played until ten o'clock, when a
luncheon was served. After the re
past came dancing, which continued
until the morning hours. Punch was
served all evening. Professor and Mrs.
E. H. Barbour chaperoned the party.
The guests were Misses Bessie Bur
russ, Harley, Locke, Fawell, Holland,
Palmer, Dorothy Griggs, Shldler. But
ler, Jenkins, Killlan, Casebeer, Anna
Hammond, Woodward, Kimball, Gund.
Here Is a suggestion which will help
many a hostess over a difficulty which
Is sometimes bard to surmount when
she Is giving a dinner:
"Parisian hostesses have invented a
new method of dealing with one of
the principal difficulties incident to din
ner parties that of pairing off the
Mr. Dean Ringer will preside as toast
master. About twenty alumni mem
bers will be present, some of whom
are Messieurs A S. Pearse. Harry
Crandall, Edwin Chapin, Dick Reed
Orlo Brown, Ward Hlldreth and Doctor
Mrs. R. W. Flsk and Miss W. H.
Chapman gave a six-hand euchre
Thursday and a kensington yesterday,
both beautiful functions. A wealth of
flowers and greenery adorned the house.
The climbing nasturtium vines which
grew in such luxuriance this summer,
drooped naturally over the lace window
draperies. Asparagus ferns framed the
wide doorway and entwined the chan
deliers. Potted ferns and palms, and
bouquets of gorgeous American beau
ties and splendid carnations, were in
every available place. Six-hand euchre,
the first day, and the effort attendant
upon outlining black cats the second
day. Interested the guests, Pieces of
hand-painted china, skillfully done by
Mrs. Chapman, were given as prizes.
Those for the first 'day were a bon bon
dish and a fancy plate, for the second,
an. ink bottle and a jewel tray. A
daintily appointed luncheon was
served. Guests invited for the euchre
were Mesdaroes J. A Buckstaff, F. W.
Hellwlg. C. I. Jones. E. P. Metcalf, C.
J. Guenzel, F. Houtz, F. W. Hill,
M. W. Folsom. H. T. Folsom, O. E.
Rector. Lewis Marshall, A. E. Ken
nard, J. C. Seacrest, A A Scott, W.
Thursday evening Mr .and Mrs. E.
C. Rewick gave a large card party to
celebrate their sliver wedding anni
versary. Their guests were not in
formed of the special reason for giving
the party until they received their
score cards bearing the date of the
marriage, this revealed the secret. The
marriage occurred a quarter of a cen
tury ago In -Cohoes, New York. In
honor of the event the house was
elaborately decorated. American beau
ties and palms adorned the drawing
room, which was lighted by red candle3
in wrought iron candelabra. In the
sitting room and dining room were
pink and white carnations, ferns and
pink candles. The chandeliers were
entwined with smllax. After the
games a two-course luncheon was
served. Invitations were extended to
Messieurs 'and Mesdames D. A. Rlsssr,
L G. Chapin, G. H. Clark, R. T. Van
Brunt, J. C. Seacrest, W. D. Fitz
gerald, Ellas Baker, A. G. Blllmeyer,
Walter Davis, C. Richardson, W. B.
Richardson, 8. A Foster, W. J. Turner,
E. E. Spencer. R. M. Le Gore, M. W.
Folsom, H. T. Folsom, F. B. Harris,
C. J. Guenzel, L. W. Garoutte, A. H.
Weir, M. J. Waugh, John S. Reed, C.
W. Chambers, E. W. Nelson, F. E.
Lahr, J. C. Harpham, C. F. Harpham.
J. L. Kellogg, C. H. Rudge. F. W.
Hill, C. W. Lyman, Paul H. Holm, M.
Weil, Doctor and Mrs. Wlnnett, Mis?
Tibbets. Yesterday afternoon Mrs.
Rewick gave a six-hand euchre. The
MR. AND MRS. W. C. LAMB.
Mr. Lamb brought his bride to Lincoln two weeks ago to make this city their home.
Miss Kathryn Theobold of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Formerly she was .
Euests. On arriving in the drawing
room the guests find two baskets full
of flowers. Hidden in the blossoms are
numbered tickets. The men are re
quested to shut their eyes, put a hand
into one basket, adorned with forget-me-nots
or some other blue flower, and
pull out a card. The women perform
a like ceremony, drawing their tickets
from a bower of pink blossoms, gen
erally roses. The corresponding num
bers then look for each other, and, hav
ing sorted themselves out, pair off and
go in to dinner. ' Of course, under this
system the hostess foregoes all credit
for the harmonious arrangement of the
guests if the dinner passes off brightly.
But If It is a failure In this respect,
and If. the couples being HI assorted,
conversation lags heavily, the advan
tage of the new method Is that' the
bored guests have no grievance against
their hostess, and can only rail at
Phi Kappa Psi will initiate this eve
ning the following new members: Mes
sieurs Harry Hargreaves, Earl Hub
bard, Allen Preacott, of Lincoln; Harry
Reed, Arthur Scrlbner, Rex Moore
house, Ralph Phrindle, of Omaha, and
Willie Ramsey, of Plattsmouth. The
ceremony will occur at seven o'clock,
and will be followed by a banquet.
A Rankins. W. L. Crandall, Walter
Davis. W. J. Turner, G. E. Barber, C.
F. Harpham. Robert Boyce. Allen.
Charles Bobbins. Robinette. D. A. Rls
ser, George Rlsser, Fred Hallet, Lay
of Omaha, Walter Ludwig, White of
Omaha. Wolbach of Grand Island,
Glover of Grand Island, Homer Honey
well, W. E. Barkley, A Eberly, L. An
derson, W. M. Wldener, T. J.
Usher, W. B. Harris, E. P. Ewing, I.
G. Chapin. G. H. Clark, -G. Crancer,
C. D. Traphagen. R. A Holyoke. Harry
Reese. W. D. Fitzgerald, J. R. Bennett,
L. Munson. Irene Thompson, C H.
Rudge. C- Wiebe. E. Hart, J. Beach
ly. Lee Arnett, Chadwlck of St. Paul,
Miss Tibbets and Miss Haywood.
Guests for the kensington "were Mes
dames F. W. Hill, G. Loveland, W. L.
Daytcn, Ed Marshall, F. Prout,. C. A
Wlrlck, Sears. Scholes, J. J. Cox, G.
Betts, H. K. Burkett. Seine. Castle. A
H. Paull. W. J. Cooperf F. McCain, W.
Protzman. Derby, Riffle, CiTurner. W.
C. Miller, J. A Marshall, N. Haywood,
S. R. Dalby, A P. Tucker, A Gordon,
W. Stewart, W. Ludwig, F. Davis,
Mitchell. A H. Dorris, A. M. Davis,
F. W. Eason. J. a Kler, F. M. Tyr
rell, G. Griffen, HoUowbush, J.H-
Harley. Herron. L Payne. H. A.jJJb-
cock, r. .reruns, u. j. victor.-beei
Gibson, F. Hotaling, Guy Br
decorations and refreshments were the
same as for the evening party. Mrs.
Rewick was assisted on both occasions
by Mesdames A G. Blllmeyer, Walter
Davis, Ellas Baker, and Miss Ruth
Baker. Guests invited for the after
noon were Mesdames A L. Hoover, H.
B. Ward, Joseph Grainger, A E. Ken- ,
nard, A G. Davis, A. R. Talbot, O. A.
Faulkner, W. L.. Dayton, J. A Mar
shall. E. P. Metcalf, S. A. D. Shilling,
W. C. Phillips, H. B. Grainger, T. J.
Usher, W. A Rankins, JH. Friend, S.
Wessel, B, W. .Richards, J. H. Glea
son, C. W. Toevs, C. B. Lee, C. Bow
man, Henry Mayer, Charles Mayer, W.
E. Jakway, J. R, Bennett, C. R. Rich
ards. A M. Stonebraker. W. B. Klr
by, C. D. Traphagen. J. H. Traphagen,
C. H. Sharp, J. B. Finch, C. H. Eu
bank, E. A Rogers, D. J. Ewing, L.
Munson. C. C. Quiggle, M. Witter,
George Rlsser, W. L. Crandall, S. H
Atwood, Nellie Agnew, C. Richardson.,
W. B. Richardson. Charles Hammond,
O. N. Humphrey, D. M. Butler, C. L
Jones, H. E. Hitchcock, F. W. Hell-'
wig, R. A. Holyoke.
Miss Tremaine and Mrs. J. H. Whlt
more entertained a few friends of their
sister, Mrs. James W. McCroskey. in
formally, in her honor this afternoon.
, Light refreshments were served.
Hart. C H. Elmendorf.
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