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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1902)
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LIFE'S MAZY WHIRL
Last night was Hallowe'en and jolli
ty pervaded the town. Dame Grundy
forsook her ordinary pursuits and
Joined in the frolic Her house was
ablaze with the brilliant lights from
pumpkin lanterns which grinned at the
beholder from every corner. Her dom
icile was deliberately decorated with
dried apples in festoons, with popcorn
and cranberries similarly arranged,
and with bouquets of cabbages, tur
nips and squashes, in contrast with the
vivid green of parsley and mint. Dame
Grundy's refreshments exhibited aes
thetic taste and her guests were fit
Not all the parties of the week were
devoted to Hallowe'en sports for Mrs.
Hall's reception to the Woman's club
on Monday, was dignified and beauti
ful, the reception given Thursday by
Mrs. and Miss Cochrane, was a bril
liant function, .and the Altken card
parties given yesterday afternoon and
evening were charming affairs.
Delightful gatherings in anticipation
for next week will be the buffet lunch
eon to be given by Mrs. R. E. Moore
and Mrs. E. E. Brown on Tuesday,
and Mrs. R. T. Van Brunt's series on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The social season will be longer this
year than last, as Ash Wednesday fell
on February twelfth last year and will
come two weeks later this.
A reception characterized by simplic
ity and exquisite taste was given
Thursday afternoon by Mrs. Thomas
Cochrane and Miss Cochrane.
The drawing room was decorated
with pink roses and palms, and the
mantel was effectively banked with
greens. The chandeliers and doorways
were festooned with smllax. In the
library were bouquets of magnificent
white chrysanthemums, large and
shaggy and beautiful. The dining
room was a dream of fair women and
flowers. The women were all gowned
in white except Mrs. C. H. Rudge, who
wore a lovely green gown, and white
chrysanthemums at her corsage, and
in her hair.
Mrs. Rudge poured coffee and Mrs.
John S. Reed served delicious ice
cream and cake. Their assistants were
Misses Garten, Burnham, Putnam,
Watkins. Welch, Case, Lewis and
Watklns. Linen of the purest white
coveted the table. In the center stood
a large oval shaped basket filled with
ferns and white chrysanthemums.
White candles In crystal sticks were
daintily shaded with green, and the bay
window was filled with ferns and flow
ers. Mrs. Ina Ensign-Hagenow, Mr.
Henry Steckelberg and Miss Haywood
played charmingly during the receiv
ing hours and the guests lingered near
the music room to enjoy this feature
of the entertainment
Mrs. and Miss Cochrane were assist
ed in the drawing room and library by
Mesdames Frank Woods, FT S. Stein,
J. L. Teeters, Paul Holm, and R. D.
Miss Margery Watkins presented
each guest, as she entered, with a fra
Hilarious happenings characterized
the celebration of Hallowe'en by the
M. M. card club. Mr. and Mrs. R. M.
Le Gore and Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Fol
som were the entertainers. Mr. Le
Gore re-presented the mother and Mr.
Folsom the father, who were giving a
debut party for their young daughters,
who were represented by the two nos
tesses. Mr. Le Gore donned flaxen
curls for the occasion. His gown was
cut decollette and made entrain and
he carried a shower bouquet, made of
a cabbage head, from which depended
beets, carrots, onions, and other small
and fragrant vegetables. He managed
his train, his bouquet, his husband and
his daughters with perfect sang frold.
Mr. Folsom wore a pajama suit. Mrs.
Folsom represented the boarding
school young lady to perfection, and
Mrs. Le Gore, who had stayed at home
and worked, was awkward, shy and
The decorations, which were of as
paragus, bitter sweet, and all kinds
of vegetables, were really very artistic
and beautiful. Ropes of asparagus
were crossed diagonally over the ceiling
and entwined on the chandeliers. Can
delabra were made of pumpkins, with
sticks holding apples or onions for the
branches. Osage oranges holding can
dles, and Jack-o'-lanterns. aided In the
illuminations. No one would Imagine
without seeing It what a fine effect
could be produced by grouping and
massing the turnips, beets, peppers,
cabbages, pumpkins, corn and so forth,
that it could be done, would never be
doubted by one who saw Mrs. Le Gore's
house in its Hallowe'en garb. All arti
cles of convenience ordinarily In use on
Miss Lena Deweese and Mrs. C. G.
Menzendorf gave a military euchre
this afternoon at the Deweese home.
The decorations were in keeping
with the game. A luncheon was served
in two courses. Invitations were ex
tended to Mesdames Folsom. Hill,
Fling, Ewlng, Green, Walsh, Curtice,
Turner, Harley, Lewis. Dayton, Rudge,
Morrison, Charles Mayer, Woods,
Brace, Edmlston, Henry Mayer, Reed,
Haecker, Haggard, Mitchell, Eberly,
Klrby, Everett, Altken, Hellwig, Sher
man, Ladd, Allen, Rector. Richards,
Scroggs, Ryan, Holyoke. Friend, Cald
well, Robert Ryan, Toung, Whltmore,
Brown, Loveland, Savage. Lahr, Lam
bertson, Taylor, E. B. Green, Reese,
Hodgman, Ferris, Boyd, Bessey, Beals,
Barngrover, Crancer, Harpham, R. A.
Holyoke, Kaufmann, Mayhew. Oakley,
Stephenson, Osborne, Rlcketts, Saw
yer, Stewart, WInnett, Herzog, Stev
ens, Williams, Wurzburg; Mrs. Allan
Fling, of Nebraska City, Mrs. Deutsch
of Holton, Kan.. Mrs. Bllsh of Omaha,
and Mrs. Turpln of Fort Worth, Texas.
Misses Turner, Cochrane, Tremalne,
Clark, Maryland, Garten, Klrker, Hag
gard, Tlbbetts, Bridge, Pound, Olivia
Pound. Abbott, Hallett, Hoover,
Bowen, Gere, Barker, Mulllken, Pad
dock, Jessie Paddock, Lewis, Watkins,
Altken, Grace Altken, Lansing, Welch.
White. Wilkinson of Pittsburg. Rice.
hidden In a ball of twine. When the
unwinding of the ball commenced a
ghost story was started, and the story
was taken up and carried on by each
one as he In turn received his fortune
from the ball. Fortune cards with
bows of various colors given to the
young ladles were matched with rib
bons held by the men. to find their
partners for supper. A delicious repast
consisting of pressed chicken, sand
wiches, salad, doughnuts, coffee and
so forth, was served.
A company of friends of Mr. and
Mrs. C. F. Harpham perpetrated a sur
prise on them in a new way last even
ing. They met at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Harpham with the understanding
that they would go from there to sur
prise another couple but they remained
there Instead, thus surprising the
Harphnms. The people nil went In cos
tume and the entertainment was as
varied as the costumes.
There was a district school In which
many of the actors immortalized them
selves. There was a morning session
when the study periods were interrupt
ed by a recess. Then came luncheon
time when dinner palls and baskets
were produced and Hallowe'en refresh
ments were devoured, after which they
had Friday afternoon rhetorical.
Mrs. F. E. Campbell acted as teach-
WALTER L. ANDERSON AND BRIDE.
Who were married Wednesday In Chicago. Mrs. Anderson formerly was
Miss Helen Nance, daughter of ex-Governor Nance. Mr. and Mrs. An
derson have gone to the Bahama Islands on their honeymoon tour and
will be absent the greater part of a month before returning to Lincoln to
make It their home.
a ladles' dressing table were removed
and beets and peppers served as pin
cushions, u. large ear of corn held the
combs and an osage orange was used
to hold the manicure set. A part of
the evening was devoted to cards and
the places at the tables were found by
means of vegetables. The beet table
was the royal and when the players
were sent down they entered a room
presided ever by Mrs. Clinton R. Lee
as Madame Zeno, the gypsy, who fore
told wonderful futures for all. The
fortune teller sat in an oriental corner
separated from the room by asparagus
Mr. Lee, disguised as a negro con
vict, arrived late and. entertained the
company with Iegerdermian, at which
he is an adept. A music box played
during his performance.
Mr. C. H. Rudge and Mr. J. C. Sea
crest were the masters of ceremony,
who Initiated the new members. All
of those present were In costume. Pro
fessor Ward and other men represented
ladles, and some of the ladles repre
The refreshments consisted of pop
corn balls on sticks, pumpkin pie and
doughnuts. Cider was drawn from a
keg which was brought in on a saw-buck.
Pierce. Howland. Starrett, Poynter,
Carson, Syford, Gericke, E. Gericke,
Frantz of Monmouth, 111., Chappell,
Barr, Johnson, Clara Watkins, Burr,
Many original features were Intro
duced by Misses Myrtle and Mabel
Kempton.at their Hallowe'en party
The invitations were unique In them
selves. On the front page was the fol
"Come with a whoop.
Come with a call.
Come with a good will
Or don't come at all."
The Invitations were couched in old
time language as follows:
Ye are besoughten to attend
To engage in ye old time
Sports of ye
At ye home of ye Misses Kempton,
441 North Sixteenth street.
Assemble on ye
hour of 8:15,
Friday. Oct. 31. I9u2.
Thirty young people responded and
an evening of gaiety was spent. For
tune telling was perhaps the most In
teresting of the sports Introduced. For
tunes written with witches Ink were
concealed In nut shells, which were
er and tried to rule with a rod of
Mrs. W. J. Turner went as a little
girl In pantalettes and a sleeve apron.
Mrs. W. L. Crandall and Mrs. Walter
Davis represented twins. Mrs. Harp
ham was the kindergarten member,
who was constantly looked after by
her big sister.
Mr. E. C. Rewlck was a bad boy and
because of his misdemeanors was made
to wear a dunce cap.
Special features were a little Ger
man band, composed of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Crosby, Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Toevs and Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Blll
meyer. Mrs. A. G. Davis, Mrs. A. E.
Kennard and Mrs. Crosby represent
ed wax dolls with wonderful mecha
nism able to perform remarkable feats
at the direction of their owner. What
added greatly to the Interest was that
no one group of performers knew what
the other" groups were going to do, so
the entertainment was a series of sur
prises. J4 A
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In response to many requests, the
recipe for the fruit cake made famous
by the Bachelor Girls' club. Is here
Three pounds raisins, three pounds
currants, one-half pound citron, one