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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 18, 1902)
LIFE'S MAZY WHIRL
This has been an exceptional Octo
ber in society circles. Usually affairs
are in full swing; by this time, and the
engagement lists of the devotees are
filled to overflowing. This year there
is almost nothing doing, the monotony
being broken only by -weddings and
their preliminary functions. The cir
cle in which Miss Alice Cowdery moved
when residing here has been busy this
week with a series of delightful enter
tainments given In her honor. These
pleasures are not unalloyed, from the
fact that Miss Cowdery's marriage
will take her so far from her friends,
and they are loth to lose her. Whis
pers are afloat regarding some swell
functions to be given in November.
The following was the advance no
tice In Saturday's Chicago American of
the marriage of Miss Caroline Morton,
granddaughter of the late Mr. J. Ster
ling Morton, to Mr. William Chapman
One of the most prominent weddings
of the month will be celebrated this
evening at St. Paul's Episcopal church,
when Miss Caroline Morton, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Morton, becomes
the bride of William Chapman Potter,
son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Potter.
The ceremony, which will be per
formed by Dr. Charles H. Blxby, will
take place at 8 o'clock and the church
will be beautifully adorned with gar
lands of greens, with white blossoms
on the altar.
Immediately after the ceremony an
informal reception for the Immediate
friends of the families will be held at
the Morton residence, 4512 Drexel boule
vard. Here numberless American
Beauty roses will be used throughout
Miss Morton will wear a gown of
white satin and Maltese lace and will
carry a bouquet of lilies of the valley.
Her sister. Miss Pauline Morton, who
will act as maid of honor, will be
gowned in white liberty gauze over
pink silk and carry pink roses.
The same material in pink, with
trimmings of Irish point lace, will be
worn by the bridesmaids, the Misses
Jean Morton, Gertrude Potter, .Ethel
Parks and Madeline Hyde.
The little flower girl, Miss Mary
Canby, will wear a dainty dress of
white xnouseline de sole, with tiny
ruffles of the material edged with pink
The ushers, Keith Spalding, Horace
Brown, George Godley. Harold Berry,
Milton Hall. Arthur Clement and Will
lam Cutler, will lead the procession up
the aisle, followed by the flower girL
Next will come the bridesmaids, the
maid of honor and lastly the bride, who
will be given away by her father. Ed
win Potter, brother of the groom, will
act as best man.
The bride's golng-away costume is a
short suit of -rough black and white
material, with a pretty hat to match.
Oa retuStng from their six weeks'
trip to Honolulu Mr. and Mrs. Potter
will reside at SM9 Washington avenue.
The Sunday Chicago papers pro
nounce the wedding one of the most
brilliant of such affairs in that city.
Lincoln society women are always
up to date who will be the first to as
sume the violet tinted complexion de
scribed in the following article from
the Chicago Tribune?
American beauty is surveying a prob
lem. If some bold, courageous soul
who lives for the artistic alone will
please step forward and solve it a sigh
of relief will arise from many fashion
able quarters. The problem is this:
"Shall we or shall we not veneer our
It is not a question of dabbing the
cheeks with rouge or painting a little
youth in a face which has become mid
dle aged. It is not a question of doing
a little repairing so delicately and
gently that It may appear as the real
bloon. This Is a question of making a
bold acknowledgment that the face has
been treated with a remarkable violet
Of course, if no one In high quarters
stood sponsor for the violet veneer there
would be no problem. But that Is just
the trouble. In Paris and London It's the
thing, and even if you say it's absurd,
what are you going to do about it when
it comes direct from the fountain head
The Duchess of Marlborough Is re
sponsible for the problem. For the du
chess paints her face, and It is not the
delicate secretive dabs which have been
'referred to. What the duchess carries
Instead of her natural complexion, and
that Is said to be a good one, is a
veneer of violet tint.
There is this about It to recommend
It. Tou cannot tell a mother of 45 from
her daughter of 20. Since the duchess
came back with her violet tinted beauty
the fashionable women of the country
have been asking each other:
from San Francisco for Manila about
November fifteenth. On reaching her
destination she will be met at sea by
her fiancee, Mr. M. L. Stewart, and
Reverend Percy Silver, formerly rector
in Lincoln of Holy Trinity church, and
the marriage ceremony will be per
formed on the steamer. Mr. Stewart
is deputy purchasing agent for the
United States at Manila. Miss
Cowdery is the daughter of Former
Secretary of state and Mrs. B. F.
Cowdery. She resided in Lincoln a
number of years and leaves behind her
many friends who wish her bon voyage
on the Pacific, and also on the ocean
A characteristically pleasant military
euchre was given in honor of Miss
Alice Cowdery by Mrs. W. O. Thomas
yesterday afternoon. The decorations
were in accord with the game. The
successful defenders of a fort were re
warded with quaint and beautiful
Dutch pictures. A delicate luncheon
was served. Those present were
Misses Cowdery, Nance, Raymond,
Clark, Putnam, Pound; Mesdames E.
P. Ewlng, George Fawell, Will Green,
S. G. Don, Lewis, of California, C. F.
Ladd, C. G. Crittenden, W. F. Kelly,
Lewis Marshall, Homer Honeywell.
John Dorgan, Will Dorgan, Walter B.
Hargreaves, R. C. Outcalt, Albinus
Nance, J. B. Horton, C. K. Pitcher,
Carl Funke, A. R. Mitchell, John Faw
ell, I. M. Raymond, G. H. Clarke, A.
D. Patrick, A. G. Blllmeyer, C. F.
MISS NELIA COCHRANE.
An alumna member of Delta Gamma
sorority, and a young lady popular in '
"Do you really think you have the
And as yet no one has.
One of the first exclamations of an
American visiting London and seeing
the women of fashion there Is: "Why,
they all use cosmetics."
So they do, violet tinted. Queen
Alexandra sets the fashion. To see her
one would think her a woman of 35.
And she is a grandmother. Mrs. Corn-wallis-West
uses the violet veneer and
looks like a young woman. The mothers
cannot be distinguished from their
their daughters If the observer be a few
Americans are inclined to wonder If
this violet tint be the famous English
complexion which has been asserted
the most beautiful in the world. If so
It is possible for women of all nation
alities to present the same appearance.
It Is only a question of a little coat of
London is given credit for having
originated the new painjt. Paris took the
fashion readily and Berlin is beginning
to show violet tinted faces on the
Miss Alice Cowdery, who has been
the center of a round of gaities this
week, left today for her home In Leigh,
Nebraska. Miss Cowdery will sail
Hutchins, A. L. Candy, G. A. Crancer,
C. D. Mullen, Myron Wheeler, S. H.
Burnham. R. M. Turner, A. S. Tibbets,
G. Loveland, O. E. Rector, M. I. Ait
ken, F. W. Hellwig, C. E. Tates, B. F.
Rlghter, Will Raymond, G. W. Rhodes.
Mrs. E. P. Ewlng gave a breakfast
Tuesday morning for her guest. Miss
Alice Cowdery. Twenty ladles were
present. The ladles progressed by
fours with e' n course that all might
have one course with the hostess and
her guest of honor. The table at
which the bride-elect was seated was
adorned with white roses, and all were
illumined with candles. The place
cards were souvenir postal cards, dec
orated variously, which will be filled
out and mailed to Miss Cowdery
In time to reach her soon after her
marriage. As she is going so far away
these cards were especially appropn-
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Nelson enter
tained the Nineteenth Century card
club Tuesday evening. This club was
in existence last season, but the per
sonnel of the membership has
c-apngea consiaeraDiy. mx-nana eucnre
played, there are no prizes, and light
treshments are served. The present
embers of the club are Messieurs
Id Mesdames L. P. Sine, B. W, Rich
ards, E. W. Nelson, C. J. Guenzel, E.
Bignell, T. J. Usher, Levi Munson, H.
C. Young. H. H. Harley, C. F. Harp
ham. Doctor and Mrs. A. J. Baker.
On Saturday morning Mrs. Fred
Relmers was given a surprise break
fast by her nieces, Mrs. Wolff of Chi
cago, and Miss Postal of Lincoln. The
dining room was adorned with palms
and autumn leaves. The menu was
served in four courses. After the meal
Mrs. Wolff entertained the guests with
music. Those present were: "Mesdames
H. H. Hargreaves, E. S. Schmidt, N.
Thompson, W. Griffiths: Misses Gore,
Marquardt, Eustatia and Elizabeth
Griffiths and Miss Bechord of Utica.
Mrs. S. H. Atwood gave a one o'clock
luncheon on Saturday, as a surprise
for her mother, Mrs. C. H. Parmele of
Plattsmouth, whose birthday anniver
sary it was. Only ladies who had lived
in Plattsmouth were present. Bits of
burnt leather for place cards made
' pretty souvenirs. A basket of pink
carnations was used as a center piece,
and carnations and ferns were scatter
ed over the linen. Covers were laid for
Miss Tremaine and Mr. and Mrs H.
J. Whitmore entertained about twenty
five university friends of Mr. and Mrs.
James McCroskey informally In their
honor Monday evening. The guests
were greatly Interested In the large
collection of curios which have been
gathered by Mr. and Mrs. McCroskey
in their extensive foreign travels.
Those from South Africa perhaps at
tracted most attention because of their
Miss Permeal French has been re
nominated by the Idaho democrats for
state superintendent of public Instruc
tion. She has already served two
terms. Miss French is a Roman Cath
olic Governor Steunenberg pronounced
her the best state superintendent of
public Instruction that Idaho had ever
had. and Governor Hunt has also testi
fied to the admirable quality of her
Mrs.R. C. Outcalt gave a whist party
Thursday afternoon In honor of Miss
Cowdery After cards dainty refresh
ments were served. Guests were
Misses Cowdery and Pound; Mesdames
E.'P. Ewlng, S. H. Burnham, Henry
E. Lewis, Carl Funke, B. F. Rlghter,
T. H. McGahey, F. W. Hellwig, W O.
Thomas, M. Ackermann, John Fawell,
George Fawell, C. G. Crittenden, Lewis
The Century club met Tuesday af
ternoon with Mrs. Milton Scott. Mrs.
E. Lewis Baker read an exceedingly
interesting paper on "The Blue Grass
Region of Kentucky." Mrs. Henry
Hartley's paper on "Shelley and His
Contemporaries." was greatly enjoyed
by her listeners, and Mrs. A. E. Davis
son gave a bright chatty report of the
state federation meeting at Columbus.
The New Book Review club met
Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Ellas
Baker. Mrs. T. J. Usher reviewed Dor
othy Vernon by Charles Major. Music
and refreshments followed the review.
Instead of allowing each reviewer to fcr
choose her book as has been done in
previous years, the club this year ap
pointed a committee to select, pur
chase, and assign books for the en
tire year, at the beginning.
Mrs. M. W. Folsom. Mrs. J. C. Harp
ham and Mrs. L. J. Dunn, will enter
tain (he southeast circle of the First
Presbyterian church next Wednesday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Folsom.
All members are urged to attend, as of
ficers for the year will be elected.
Mr. and Mrs. George Roblnette and
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Blllmeyer enter
tained the members of the L.
A. kensington and their hus
bands last evening at the home of the
Professor Turner, of the school of ex
pression at the Wesleyan university,
has Issued invitations for a reception
to be given Wednesday evening at the
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