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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 3, 1903)
LIFE'S MAZY WHIRL
New Year's day was a day of un
wonted festivity even for a holiday, and
the ladies who were expected at the
numerous formal and Informal recep
tions, donned their proud clothes early
In the afternoon, and went from one
place to another drinking: tea and ex
changing: felicitations. The arduous
duties of this week have so fatigued the
devotees that there will likely be a lull
next week, and ladies can devote their
attention to the art exhibit and the bar
Persons who are on the list for the
annual New Year's eve celebration at,
the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Sawyer,
always look forward to this event as one
of the most enjoyable of the year. The
entertainment offered varies from year
to year, but is always original and full
of Interest, and the Sawyer home Is so
brimming over with hospitality and
good cheer, that it is an inspiring place
In which to welcome the New Year. On
Wednesday evening occurred the twelfth
of these annual gatherings, and one
hundred and twenty guests shared the
pleasures offered by their host and hos
tess. The following Scotch and Irish num
bers composed the musical part of the
program: Piano "Katie Darling,"
played by Mrs. Joseph Wurzburg;
"Come Back to Erin," "Loch Lomond,"
Mr. Clemens Movius; "The Harp That
Once Thro' Tara's Halls," "My Heart Is
in the Highlands," Mr. Joseph Wurz
burg, with harp accompaniment by Mrs.
Wurzburg. A Scotch hymn by Mac
Dowell, played on the piano by Mrs.
Will Owen Jones. Previous to the play
ing of this number Mr. Sawyer read the
following poem, which was used by Mr.
MacDowell as the basis of his composi
tion: "Far on Scotland's craggy shore.
An old gray castle stands
Braving the fierce north sea,
I And-.from auragged casement. -There
peers a lovely face,
A woman white with woe.
She sweeps the harp strings sadly.
And sings a mournful strain:
The wind plays through her tresses
And carries the song amain."
After the music Professor H. W. Cald
well gave Jin address on "Light in Dark
Places," his talk bearing upon the race
problem. Mr. Caldwell considers this
the most difficult question berore the
country at the present time.
A poem written by Mr. A. L. Blxby
was read by Mr. Will Owen Jones, after
which there were quotations on light
and darkness given by all present. Re
freshments were then served.
As the midnight hour approached the
Virginia reel was danced, and as the
striking of the clock announced the
death of the old year and the advent of
the new, congratulations -were exchanged
and all joined hands and sang "Auld
The formalities being at an end many
of the guests departed for their homes,
but some lingered to enjoy impromptu
music, and conversation.
Out of town guests were airs, jonn a
short tulle veil. All three carried shower
bouquets of maidenhair fern. The church
was elaborately decorated with holly and
Christmas greens. The altar was espe
cially beautiful and was decorated by
the altar society, of which the bride Is
a member. Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Finney
had issued Invitations for a large recep
tion for Reverend and Mrs. Wise, but
because of the bride's illness, were
obliged to recall them. The gifts to the
bride were many and beautiful.
A beautiful and elaborate reception
was given New Year's evening at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles O.
Whedon, by the ladles of the South
side circle of St. Paul church. All mem
bers of the church and congregation
were Invited and special Invitations Were
extended to the clergymen of the city,
and to Governor and Mrs. Savage. Those
in the receiving line were Messieurs and
Mesdames C. O. Whedon, F. L. Wharton,
J. L. Kellogg, J. A. Piper. Mrs. D. A.
Rlsser Introduced the guests. A wealth
of American beauties and meteor roses
adorned all of the rooms except the
dining room, which was decorated with
holly. The table was laid "with Mexican
drawn work. Mrs. C. F. Harpham
tea room, the lace dollies on the table
were lined with scarlet, nnd a wrenth
of scarlet llowers encircled a silver can
delabrum holding red candles, which
occupied the centre of the table. Mrs.
L. A. Sherman poured tea nnd wns as
sisted in serving by Misses Baxter,
Henry and Eleanora Miller, the first two
In white, the latter In a scarlet gown. A
large number of Indies called during the
A company of young people spent New
Year's eve delightfully as guests of
Misses Helen Uhllch nnd Florence Elm
gren at the home of the former, 930 K
street. The entertainment wns dubbed
a peanut party. Various games were
played with peanuts nnd prizes were
awarded to Mr. Armin Blrkner nnd
Misses Louise Bngnell. Ethel Spence and
Florence Elmgren. Refreshments were
served nt ten o'clock. Those present
were: Misses Tessle White, Ethel
Spence, Mollle Gllmartln, Eleanor Bol
shaw. Ethel Fulton, Mabel Albers. Mar
garet Byam, Emma Schroeder, Maude
Noble. Pauline Veith. Dorothy Cornell.
Louise Bagnell. Hazel Masters: Mess
ieurs Roy Albers, Raleigh Wilson, Sam
Noble, Arbor Barth, Walter Mann.
Richard Wallls, Donald Bagnell. Bert
Candy. Arthur Uhllch. Albert Watts.
Armin Blrkner. Harold Bowers.
A club with a gruesome nnme. the
"Skull Klub," has existed for a year in
n city not far distant. This club Is com
posed of thirteen young ladles who are
certainly not superstitious, nnd the meet
ings, which occur weekly, are devoted
to study followed with refreshments and
a social time. The subjects for. talks
MAURICE GLENN ODELL.
Four year son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Odell.
poured coffee and Mrs. S. A. Foster and discussions the past year have been
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On Wednesday, at high noon, at the
church of the Hoi Trinity, was cele-
rated the marriage of Miss Anna M.
Rptts in Reverend Mr. James Wise, rec
tor of St. Martin's Episcopal church in
South Omaha. The bishop of this dio
cese, assisted by Reverend F. W. Eason
and Reverend Mr. Moore of Fremont,
read the service. Miss Stella Rice
played the wedding music, using the
Lohrengrin march for a processional.
The vested choir entered the church first
followed by the ushers. Reverend Mr.
TCniokerbocker of Nebraska City. Rev
erend Mr. Moore and Reverend Mr.
Woodworth. Punch was served above
stairs by Miss Risser assisted by Misses
Lindly and Blxby. Mrs. J. L. Kellogg
and Mrs. L. W. Garoutte directed the
guests to the refreshment room. Miss
Lucille Foster and Master Julius Harp
ham directed the ladies and gentlemen
to the dressing rooms. A string quar
tette played in the upper hall. About
two hundred persons called during the
Notable among the very pleasant
events of New Year's day was the re
ception In honor of Mrs. Jacob Gould
Schurman of Ithaca, New York, given
gienic topics. The coming year the work
will be upon biological and historical
subjects, each topic to be made more
clear and Interesting by special work
with the microscope. During the sum
mer months the social hour was dis
pensed with and the affairs of the club
were placed In the hands of an enter
The Browning club of the high school
received all of the other clubs of the
high school at the attractive home of
Mr. and Mrs. George Crancer on New
Year's afternoon. Scarlet flowers and
festoons of evergreen adorned all of the
is a handsome and charming woman.
and her admirers in Lincoln are limited
only by the number of persons who were
privileged to meet her. Mrs. E. Benja
min Andrews received with Mrs. Hill
Young of Omaha Reverend Mr. FItz of by Mrs. A. Ross Hill. Mrs. Schurman house except the dining room, which
St Luke's church in tnis cuy. xne
maids. Miss Maude Tyler, and Miss
Fannie Hewitt of Neligh, walking singly,
were followed by the maid of honor.
Miss JoseDhlne Abbott; then came the
bride upon the arm of her brother-in- and Mrs. Schurman, and Mrs. Hill "was
law. Mr. G. E. Finney, who gave ner in
marriage. Reverend Mr. White of
Omaha served the groom as best man.
The bride wore an exquiste gown of
white satin with over-dress of embroid
ered chiffon. She wore a veil and carried
a white prayer-book. The bridesmaids
were in pure white, and the maid of
honor in ffreen and white, wearing a
assisted In the drawing room by Mes
dames C. E. Bessey, E. W. Davis, C. R.
Richards, E. L. HInman, A. S. Tibbetts,
E. A. Burnett, W. G. L. Taylor. The
scarlet and cream of the university pre
vailed In the decorations. Red roses,
white hyacinths and narcissus were
used in the drawing room and library.
Red and white carnations adorned the
was in the club colors, pink and blue.
Daylight was excluded and the house
was Illumined entirely with candles. The
callers were received by Misses Julia
Wallace, Pauline Burkett. Gertrude
Kincaide, Minnie Sweezy and Camille
Hall. Refreshments were served in the
dining room by Misses Annie Jones,
Neva Hlbner, Elsie Benters, and Ethel
A dainty breakfast was given at
twelve today by Miss Helen Laws at the
home of her sister, Mrs. W. E. Hardy, in
compliment to Miss Mary Minor and
Miss Ruth Holmes, who are spending
their holiday vacations at home. Pink
-iiniii caar a soft slow over the dark
ened room and pink carnations adorned
the table. Guests were Misses Mary
Minor, Ruth Holmes. Grace White, Fan
chon Hooper, Marie Talbot. Silence
Stewart. Hazel Vandenburg, Louise
Hoover. Neva Hlbner, Mabel State.
Helen Waugh. Ruth Jakway. Margaret
On Saturday afternoon Mrs. George
Rlsser entertained sixteen bnbles and
their mammas in honor of the second
birthday anniversary of her daughter
Marion. The house was decorated -with
holly, and there was n Chrlstmns tree
for the children. A luncheon In three
courses wns served to the mothers. The
babies Invited were Burks Hnrley,
Clark Hoover. Duane Alley, Robert
Faulkner, Arnet Folsom. Francis Ger
hart. Genevieve Bergers. Beatrice
Sheetz. Marjorie Reese, Margaret
Everett. Allen Wolcott. Eleanor Talbot.
Katharine Evnns. Virginia CrandalL
Mrs. C. W. Turner nnd Miss Grace
Cutter gave a reception yesterday af
ternoon In honor of Miss Sarah L. Ar
nold of Boston, who was one of the lec
turers on the progrnni of the teachers
association. The house wns decorated
with roses, carnations, palms and ferns.
All members of the teachers associa
tion were Invited to call. Guests were
received by Mrs. Turner. Misses Cutter.
Arnold. Towne. Tuttle nnd Caldwell.
Punch wns served by Miss Tibbetts. as
sisted by Misses Adams and Stevens.
The marriage of Miss Margaret Edith
Smith of Omaha, an attractive young
lady with many acquaintances In Lin
coln, to Lieutenant Clarence Richmond
Day. Fourteenth United States cavalry,
will be solemnized at Trinity cathedral
In Omaha on Wednesday evening. Janu
ary the twenty-eighth. There will be
twenty in the bridal party and a large
reception at the home or the brlde'a
parents will follow the ceremony.
The members of the Mnekellceh. club
and a few other girls were delightfully
entertained by Miss Catharine Lee New
Year's night. Mr. Lee. who Is an adept
at legerdemain, performed mysterious
feats for the pleasure of the visitors.
Delicate refreshments were served. Be
sides club members those present were
Misses Claire Canom. Dorothy Miller,
Marlop Swlndley. Helen Bonekemper
and Master Donald Miller.
Chapter K. of P. E. O. gave a party
Monday evening at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. L. J. Dunn, as a farewell to Miss
Bess Ringer, who Is soon to go to Des
Moines. The chandeliers were festooned
with Christmas greens, and wreulhs of
holly were the principal decorations.
Reil candles and red flowers were used.
Music and ping pong were the amuse
ments, and a supper In two courses was
The coterie of young girls who had
such a merry time during the holidays
will be, for the present, broken up by
the departure early In the week of
Misses Dorrance Harwood and Ruth
Jakway for Lake Forest, where they are
entered as students at Ferry Hall.
Misses Ruth Holmes and Mary Minor
will also depart to resume their studies
at Brownell Hall, Omaha.
A handsomely appointed dinner was
given by Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Har
greaves Monday evening, in honor of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Burr of New
York. A brilliantly lighted Christmas
tree stood in the centre of the table.
Holly was used In the decorations, and
sprays of it in water colors ornamented
the place cards. The candles were red.
Covers were laid for fifteen.
The Q- A. T. girls gave a card party
Thursday evening at the home of Miss
Minnie Jo Don. 1210 K street. Holly and
Christmas greens, with the club ribbons,
pink and red, adorned the house. A dif
ferent game was played at each table
and pretty prizes were bestowed upon
th successful contestants. A luncheon
The Cotillon club danced the old year
out and the new In, and the party was
one of the prettiest given by this club.
Doctor C. F. Ladd as leader introduced
many new and novel figures. The favors
were lovely and the refreshments de
licious. Out of town guests were Mr.
Mllo Eames, Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Miles.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Burr, Mr. and
Mrs. B. F. McLucas.
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