The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, December 27, 1902, Page 3, Image 3

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Christmas with its sifts and joys and ,
excitement is over. Next week we shall
turn a new and unsullied page in life's
book, how long will It remain so? As
usual at this season, social affairs are
largely confined to family gatherings; a
few departures from this rule next week
will be the Patriarchs' party Monday
night, and the Cotillion club dance
Wednesday night. Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Sawyer's annual New Year's eve party
will be an event to those Invited. New
Tear's day will witness the reception to
be given by Mrs. A. Ross Hill in honor
of Mrs. Schurman wife of the president
of Cornell university. The annual re
ception of the Woman's club will also
be given on New Tear's day, and on that
evening the south circle of St. Paul
church will receive all of the other cir
cles at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Whe
don. Undoubtedly the last function of
the week, that to be given Saturday
evening by Mr. and Mrs. Marshall and
Mr. and Mrs. Morrison, will be also the
most brilliant.
On Wednesday evening, December
seventeenth, at half after eight o'clock,
was celebrated the marriage of Miss
Ellington Wilson, daughter of Mrs. Clara
Wilson, to Mr. Charles Wayne Britt, In
the United Presbyterian church. Before
the arrival of the bridal party Professor
D. P. Easterday played the Tannhauser
march and Handel's Largo and, as a
processional, the Lohengrin wedding
music was played. The ushers, Mr. J.
Lawson Robb and Mr. T. A. Hutton, led
the way to the altar and were followed
by the best man, Mr. Frank B. Fore
man. Then came the bridesmaids, Miss
Gertrude E. Brown and Miss Fannie
Fern Wing; then the maid of honor.
Miss Lulu A. Crawford of Des Moines,
a cousin of the bride, followed by the
bride and her mother, and last of all
the .matron of honor, Mrs. William
Campbell Lowden of Dawson City,
Alaska, a cousin of the bride. The
groom and the officiating clergyman,
the Reverend Mr. M. W. Lorlmer, met
the bridal party at the altar. The ring
service was used. Miss Wilson's wed
ding gown was an exquisite one of
cream crepe de chine with garnitures of
old point lace .and pearl passementerie.
She carried a point lace kerchief and a
bouquet of bride roses. Miss Brown wore
a yellow gown and carried American
beauties; Miss Wing pale blue gown
and pink roses. Miss Crawford was In
white and carried the ring In a calla
lily. Mrs. Wilson wore black silk and
point lace, and Mrs. Lowden, a costume
of black and white. The altar and
chancel of the church were profusely
adorned with palms and Christmas
greens, the work of the young people
of the church, who paid the bride, who Is
the soprano singer in the church, a pret
ty compliment, by decorating the church
for her wedding. The groom is superin
tendent of supplies for the western di
vision of the Burlington railroad. A
reception In the church parlors followed
the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Britt went
to Denver for a brief wedding Journey.
They returned the first of this week and
are domiciled In suite eight In the Frele
Presse building for the present, but will
probably remove later to McCook, Ne
braska. Mrs. L. F. Britt and daughter.
and Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Atwood, of
Omaha, attended the wedding.
Married, at the First Presbyterian
church, Tuesday evening at eight o'clock.
Miss Jeannette Thorp and Mr. Ralph A.
Drain. Reverend B. M. Long of the Sec
ond Presbyterian church, assisted by
Reverend H. C. Swearingen, of the
First church, performed the ceremony.
Mr. H. I. Kirkpatrick played a program
of music while the guests were assem
bling, the Lohengrin march when the
procession entered the church and Men
delssohn's march as the bride and her
train passed out. Palms and white roses
adorned the church, and pews for hon
ored guests including the members of Pi
Beta Phi sorority, were enclosed with
white ribbons.
The ushers, walking two and two,
headed the procession; they were Mes
sieurs George Bartlett, Charles Schwartz,
Elam Seacrest, and Oliver Everett. The
maids. Misses Kate McPheely, Elisabeth
Heacock, Darleen Woodward and EHza
beth Marshall, followed the ushers; the
maid of honor, Miss Dorothy Griggs,
t walked alone, and last came the bride
on the arm of her father. The groom
and his best man Mr. La Rue Brown,
met the bride at the altar.
The bride wore a misty white gown
made en traine and trimmed with Irish
point. She wore a tulle veil and carried
bride roses. The maid of honor was all
In white; the bridesmaids wore white
gowns and green bows were in their
hair, and all carried shower bouquets
of narcissus.
Two hundred guests were bidden to
the church.
After the ceremony a reception was
given to the bridal party and relatives
at the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. T. J. Thorp, 1740 Harwood
street The drawing room was decorated
with white roses and holly. The dining
room was In red with roses for a centre
piece on the table. Miss Nellie Griggs,
assisted by Miss McGregor of Kentucky,
served delicate refreshments.
A collection of lovely gifts attested the
bride's popularity. She has lived all of
her life In Lincoln and is a member of
Pi Beta Phi and of Omega Psi sororities.
The groom Is a member of Delta Tau
Delta and Phi Delta Phi. Mr. and Mrs.
Drain will reside In Klrkwood, Illinois,
where they will begin housekeeping at
Been, in decided, preference to that of
Miss Just-Out. This gets to be an awful
nuisance. I hear that one bud this sea
Bon really did faint dead away the night
she was dressed and ready for her first
ball said faint being the result of pare
and simple fright: but, as a matter of
cold fact, the buds are as self-possessed
as any of their elders, and this talk of
being scared is pure and simple affecta
tion. "Lastly, .tell them to be more careful
on the dancing floor and learn to man
age their trains better. There have been
some bad falls lately, all In the debut
ante class, too. One girl at Mahler's
last week knocked over some of the
greenery at one end of the ball-room
and made a terrible mess and commo
tion; and two rounds later she fell prone
to the floor. This sort of awkwardness
can easily be avoided with a little care
and more training in the management of
her flounces. Between you and me, I
don't see how women ever dance with
all those ruffles that's it. Isn't lt?
flopplng round their feet, anyway.
.. "That's all. I think. Don't tell the
buds that I'm responsible for this
preachment, please. A fellow doesn't
care to be unpopular, you know."
Comments have been heard after more
than one church wedding in Lincoln, in
recent years, about the self possession
of the bride, and the fact that she had
the assurance to look up and greet her
friends with a smile and a nod, as she
passed out on the arm of her husband.
According to the following from the
London correspondent of the Kansas
City Star, there Is a fashion In this as in
everything else, and the present fashion
for the brides Is, shall we say It? bold
ness of demeanor:
Graham Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.
B. Graham and spent his boyhood In
this city. He and his bride are spend
ing their honeymoon at the Graham
home at Fourteenth and L streets.
The Lead department of the Deadwood
Pioneer-Times describes the wedding of
Mr. Graham and Miss Moore In the fol
lowing: "Monday at high noon occurred the
wedding of Miss Sadie May Moore to
Dr. J. H. Graham, at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Moore, on Summit street.
"It was a quiet wedding with only a
few Intimate friends invited to the cere
mony. The parlors were beautifully dec
orated with cut flowers and smllax. The
curtains were drawn and candles lighted.
At twelve o'clock Archdeacon Ware took
his place in front of the double window.
Then came Miss Lizzie Moore, sister of
the bride, and Miss Georgia Irwin as
bridesmaids. The bride and groom
came next, followed by the bride's
"After the ceremony a delicious lunch
eon was served. The bride's wedding
gown was a perfect dream of loveliness.
It was white French organdie, trimmed
with point lace, In her hair she wore
an ornament made of rare old point lace
that had belonged to her grandmother.
In her hand she carried a bouquet of
bride roses. The bride always was a
sweet girl, but she never looked hand
somer than she did as a bride? Her go
lngaway gown was a handsome brown
tailor-made suit
"The bride's popularity Is well-known,
but the many gifts that found their way
to her home bespoke sincere friendship
from near and far. Friends, old and
new, showered beautiful tokens of love
and remembrance upon her.
Daughters of Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Little, aged six, eight and four years
An experienced bachelor of many so
cial seasons dropped into my office the
other day for a little chat, says the soci
ety editor of the St Louis Republic.
Some of his conversation apropos the de
butantes may not be altogether to their
liking, but It Is very pertinent and
timely. '
"Do tell the dear buds to keep quiet
Actually, most of them seem to think
that the whole thing to do Is to talk,
talk, talk, from the. minute they enter
the room until they are driven to their
own door. The debs that I danced with
the other night at Mahler's chattered
like magpies all the time we circled
round the floor until r was worn out.
Then a fellow wants a chance tc say a
word himself, you know. Some of the
young girls appear to think that they
are not being entertaining unless they
keep up this continual rapld-flre con
versation; but the dears were never more
mistaken In their lives. If she smiles
and listens and occasionally puts in a
pleasant word or two, that's all we ex
pect, and well think enough sight better
of her than if she talks like the mis
chief. "And another thing tell the buds not
to continually harp on the topic of how
scared they are at their first formal
functions. By the time seven girls have
said virtually the same thing to you in
the course of one evening's ball, you are
ready to seek the society of MIm Itma-
"I have been to several pretty wed
dings lately, have seen some American
brides, some English, and my present
opinion is that English women go to
the altar with a self-possession posi
tively superb. It almost seems as if In
this well poised country the blushing
bride has had her day. And why not?
To be self-contained Is after all an evi
dence of the truest strength, and since
women are becoming constantly more
intelligent and correspondingly more
confident, is It not natural they should
be married more boldly? I have even
noticed that English girls (wrongly, it
seems to me, deemed lacking In the
courage of their American sisters) push
back their wedding veils into a style so
severe that the American would tremble
before adopting It Several new styles
of wearing "the wedding veil are given.
With most of these fashions there should
be no hesitation of bearing, no girlish
terror at the ordeal about to be under
gone. The most fashionable wedding
veil demands that the bride look forth
on those about her, on the church and
the Important ceremony Itself, with se
renity and assurance."
Dr. John H. Graham, formerly of Lin
coln but now a practicing dentist in
Lead, S. D.. was married on Monday of
this week to Miss Sadie May Moors at
the home of the bride In Lead. Mr.
"The groom Is also well and popularly
known. Among the guests at the wed
ding were Mr. and Mrs. L. A. McCand
less. They are both old friends of the
doctor's, and when they were married
he was present and acted as best man.
They were happy, no doubt, to re
turn the compliment in being present at
the consummation of his own hopes and
"Dr. and Mrs. Graham left on the Elk
horn for Omaha, from there they will go
to Lincoln to spend Christmas at Dr.
Graham's home.
"As all ostentation was avoided and
only the desire to have a quiet home
wedding carried out no cards were Is
sued. The young people will be at home
to their friends after January 22, at 420
Sawyer street"
A very pretty and enjoyable Christmas
luncheon, in. eight courses, was given
Monday at one o'clock In honor of Mrs.
George Splelman of Chicago, by Mrs. F.
M. Johnson at her home, 844 South Tenth
street A mound of holly tied with a
bow of red satin ribbon occupied the
centre of the table, and a sprig of holly
was at each plate. Covers were laid for
Mesdames George Spielman, H. P. Lau,
R. H. Giffln, Ralph E. Johnson, Max,
Westermann. Theodore Westermann,
Paul Grummann, George Loveland, D. A.
Frye. Mansfield. F. M. Johnson and Miss
Elsie Gerieke.