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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 13, 1902)
LIFE'S MAZY WHIRL
The interest of society folk has cen
tered principally this week on the Burr
Meadows wedding and its attendant
functions. After their return from their
honeymoon trip other functions will be
given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Meadows.
A pretty home wedding this week was
that of Miss Maude Krvln and Mr
Charles H. Ashton.
The Omega Psi and Delta Upsilon ban
quets, with the Phi Psi party tonight,
have interested the university people.
At the church of the Holy Trinity, at
half after seven o'clock "Wednesday even
ing, was celebrated the marriage of Miss
Mae Adelia Burr, only daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Lionel Calvert Burr, to Mr.
John Stamper Meadows.
The decorations of the church were
stately befitting the stately bride. Stand
ards of Christmas.greens surmounted by
torch bouquets of holly were at the ends
of the pews on either side of the central
aisle. On the altar were two vases of
pink roses, and two seven-branched can
dlesticks bearing lighted tapers in gradu
ated lengths. The chancel was adorned
While the guests were assembling sweet
music was played on the organ by Miss
Stella Rice, and when the hour for the
wedding arrived the strains of the
Lohengrin march announced the coming
of the bride.
The ushers, walking two and two,
headed the procession. They were Mes
sieurs Charles Farrish, W. X. -Donovan,
Ralph Castlgan, and William Griffith of
St. Joseph: Messieurs Robert Joyce, Ed
ward R. Butler, Lewis Marshall and,.W.
G. Morrison, of Lincoln: Messieurs
Stockton Heath and James L. Paxton, of
Omaha. Following the ushers were the
matrons, of honor, Mrs. Charles L. Burr
of New York, and Mrs. William Grant
Morrison. Then came the maids, Misses
Vine Gahan, Marie-Hoover, Emma Out
calt of Lincoln; Miss Dorothy Miles of
Chicago; Miss Julia West Anderson of
Taylorvllle, Illinois; Misses Agnes Doyle
and Marie McDonald of St. Joseph. The
ring bearer, Miss Katharine Beeson of
Omaha, in a sweet little white lace
frock, walked alone, and last came Miss
Burr on the arm of her father.
The groom and his best man. Doctor
John M. Doyle of St. Joseph, met the
bride at the chancel and the Impressive
Episcopal service was read by Reverend
Francis L. Eason, the rector of the
The bride was beautiful In her wedding
gown of white French chiffon over satin.
Th skirt was fluffy with much hand
shirring, and many hand-run tucks, and
a sash and rosettes of tulle. The corsage
was also shirred and had a wide and
handsome collar of rose point lace. It
was made with elbow sleeves and worn
with long gloves. The tulle veil was
fastened with a diamond sunburst, and
the bouquet was a shower of lilies of the
valley and maiden-hair ferns.
The matrons of honor wore lovely
gowns of white silk over which were
scattered American beauty roses, veiled
with chiffon, and carried sheafs of Amer
ican beauties tied with white ribbon. .
The maids were all In pure white with
short tulle veils, and carried white chrys
anthemums. Mrs. Burr's costume was an exceeding
ly handsome one of Imported black silk
moire tissue with pink silk and pink
chiffon petticoats, and "garnitures of
white Irish point lace, and black thread
After the ceremony a reception was
given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Burr.
The guests were received by Mr. and
Mrs. Burr, Mr. and Mrs. Meadows, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles L. Burr, Mr. and Mrs.
Fountain Meadows of St. Joseph, and
Mrs. E. C. Tilley of Kansas City. The"
decorations were elaborate. The mantel
in the reception room was banked" with
American beauties and bouquets of these
superb roses' were in other parts of the
room. The various other rooms were In
'green and white. The sitting room and
the library, which was used as a punch
room, were beautified with chrysanthe
mums. The dining room was lavishly
adorned with delicate white flowers and
feathery greens. It Is' a pity that the
word fairy-land has been so much
abused in describing decorations, for it
would so well apply to the effect in this
room,- The celling was concealed by a
canopy of southern smllax. Sprays of
the smllax and asparagus fern drooped
gracefully from the chandelier to meet
a large basket of bride roses, narcissus
and ferns on the table beneath. This
basket was encircled with white candles
under carnation shades.
The buffet was banked to the celling
with stevia and ferns. Mesdames W.
M. Leonard, John B. Wright, A. G. Bee
son of Omaha, and J. E. Van Riper of
St. Louis, alternated in cutting cake and
Mrs. Leonard wore a white lace gown
with pearl trimmings; Mrs. Wright, blue
tissue with white lace and touches of
black velvet: Mrs. Beeson, black grena
dine; Mrs. Van Riper, white with gar
niture of Irish point.
Mrs. Burr was assisted in the drawing
room by Mrsv Ross Curtice, in a tan
gown with ermine bands; Mrs. Elmer
Henkle, wearing blue and white foulard,
and Mrs. Harry Reese In white.
An orchestra played In the upper hall
while the guests came and went.
The presents to the bride were rich and
well chosen a delicate compliment to
her well-known refined taste. She has
spent most of her life In Lincoln and is
admired for her gracious sweetness of
manner and disposition.
Uon entirely to her particularly clever
game of 'bridge,' having seen Its possi
bilities and mastered its Intricacies In
the beginning of its vogue, when good
players were few and proportionately
"To be Just ahead of other people In
the latest popular fad is a trump card
in the game of success. A very simple
young woman, who would have been
quite insignificant otherwise, has made
herself a 'personage' through her ex
tremely graceful skirt dancing, and in
London, a few seasons ago, a Southern
girl, who was Miss Nobody at home, was
taken up enthusiastically by the most
fashionable set, on account of her clever
'coon' songs, which were then a novelty.
'However did she manage it?' Is often
asked about a certain young woman
who, unaccompanied by any member of
her family, has entered the Inner circle
of society and become one of Its recog
nized members. She Is nice looking, but
not pretty, has no fortune and her fami
ly, although fairly good, has never ha'd
any pretentions to fashion; but this
young woman has a peculiarly success
ful gift of making friends, and In every
Instance has used her Intimates as
stepping-stones. There Is, of course, a
long distance between the first step and
the last, but she has taken care to climb
ever upward, and the result has been
(at least to her) eminently satisfactory."
At the home of the bride's mother, Mrs.
Lillle B. Ervin, 843 G street, at eight
o'clock Wednesday evening, were mar
ried Miss Maude Ervin and Mr. Charles
The couple entered he drawing room
unattended, to the music of Mendels
sohn's wedding march played by the
of Shelby; Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Cropsey
and Mr. and Mrs. B. W. McLucas of
Falrbury; Miss Emma Woslka and Mr.
George Ashton of Beatrice.
Omega Psi, the sorority of sororities,
gave- its annual banquet Tuesday even
ing at the Llndell hotel. The sorority
color is red and the flower Is the carna
tion. In the center of the table was a
tall vase filled with magnificent flowers
and a bow of ribbon was on the vase,
while ferns were strewn over the linen.
A red candle In a crystal stick and a
carnation were at each plate. The menu
'cards bore pen-and-ink sketches done
by Miss Mabel Bennet, and were tied
with red ribbons. The sub rosa mem
bers present were Misses Mabel Stephen,
Ethelyn Blgnell. Edith Locke. Edith
Shedd, Hazel Murray, Edna Holland;
others were Mrs. Helen Woods-Haecker,
Misses Sedgwick, Woodward, Hays, Har
greaves, Bennett, Cady, Mnckln, Bonnell,
Cunningham, Louise Hargreaves. Mrs.
Helen Woods-Haecker was toastmls
tress and called for the following re
sponses: "The Is-es and the Would
bes," Miss Stephen: "King Midas." Miss
Woodward; "Ecce Homo," Miss Blgnell;
"To Whit to Whoo," Miss Sedgwick;
"Monsieur Bauc," Miss L. Hdrgreaves:
"Epitaph," Miss Cady. Impromptu
speeches were made by others present.
At the home of the bride's father, Mr.
J. M. Guile, 516 South Twenty-fifth
street, Thursday afternoon at four o'clock
occurred the marriage of Miss Jennie
Esther Guile to Lieutenant Charles War
ren Weeks of the Thirtieth United States
Infantry. Reverend B. M. Long of the
Second Presbyterian church read the
MR. AND MRS. CHARLES HOWARD ASHTON.
Mr. Meadows travels for the McCord
Rubber Company of St. Joseph, with his
headquarters in Lincoln. After a ten
days' wedding Journejr Mr. and Mrs.
Meadows will return and will receive
their friends at 1503 H street the first and
third Saturdays in February.
It is curious what trivial things will
sometimes prove to be of tve greatest
assistance to a clever and am Itlous per
son in his or her social career, says a
writer In the New Tork Tribune:
"It goes without saying that the so
cial aspirant must be both clever and
ambitious in order to make the afore
said little things count, but If they are
properly utilized they will do wonders'.
" 'I wonder how Miss Push became so
intimate with Mrs. Tiptop,' remarked
one of her acquaintances rather envious
ly. ' None of her people ever went with
that net hfnrp' And no tho wnrM InvZ
. "" ' d
ana aamires a success, miss .fuan t
pntfxmm1 nnrtJriilnrlw attittftivm t ' V
sequence. The truth of the matt
however, that she owed her smart''
bride's cousin. Miss Bessie Ames of Hot
Springs, South Dakota, and the ring
ceremony was performed by Reverend
Fletcher L. Wharton of St, Paul church.
The bride wore a gown of white French
batiste trimmed with delicate embroid
ery, mechlin lace and many tucks and
flounces, worn over a lace petticoat.
Her bouquet was of bride roses. The
drawing room was decorated with holly
and meteor roses. The sitting room with
After congratulations a wedding sup
per was served In courses to the fifty
relatives and friends who were present.
The bride Is a skillful pianist and her
mother's gift to her was a fine new
piano. Other appropriate presents were
bestowed by friends.
Mr. Ashton travels for the United
States Supply company of Omaha. He
- his bride will reside at 1330 H street
f town guests at the wedding
"Jss Etta Dobbs of Aurora, Ne-
MIsb Ames of Hot Springs.
ikota; Mr, and Mrs. H. C. Beebe
ring service. The bride's gown was a
handsome dark blue etamlne over taf
feta. The wedding was strictly private
and there were no attendants. The bride
is a lovely young lady who has endeared
herself to her friends, who are chiefly
in Presbyterian and university circles.
Her father Is a well-known attorney.
The groom Is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
David T. Weeks, formerly of Lincoln but
now residing In Oklahoma. Lieutenant
Weeks first lieutenant by the way has
been In the Philippines for three and a
half years. His home coming and mar
riage were a surprise to his friends but
they wish him well Just the same. The
wedding was tc have been consummated
a year ago but was deferred as Mr.
Weeks could not secure a furlough at
that time. Mr. and Mrs. Weeks will re
main here until the middle of January
when they will leave for San Francisco
en route to Manila.
Several members of the Transportation
club-of this city were smoking and chat
ting over the after-dinner coffee a few
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