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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (March 14, 1903)
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LIFE'S MAZY WHIRL
A quiet week this has been. Because
of the presence in the city of Mrs. A.
G. Beesoc of Omaha, Les Bohemiennes
have had a gay little time all by them
selves. Mrs. Lewis Marshall and Mrs.
W. G. Morrison gave a luncheon in
honor of Mrs. Beeson on Tuesday, Mr.
and Mrs. F. W. Brown gave a dinner
Tuesday evening, Mrs. Walter B. Har
greaves, a luncheon on Wednesday.
Mrs. John B. Wright entertained Les
Bohemiennes Wednesday afternoon, and
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Funke gave a dinner
Thursday evening. All of these 'were
Informal affairs, but very delightful.
Mrs. Beeson returned to Omaha yester
day. The coming of Theodore Thomas and
his great orchestra for an April festival
of music, is an important event not only
to musical people, but to society people
as well, and to all who are Interested in
bridal party. The drawing room was
adorned with white roses, and white
chrysanthemum shades were on the
globes. The dining room was in red.
A basket of meteor roses, with a bow
of red ribbon on the handle, was on the
centre of the table and dropping down
among the roses, from the chandeljer
above were six fairy lamps. Tted candles
burned in silver sticks on which were
bows of white tulle.
Mrs. T. H. McGahey, and Mrs. C. M.
Sheldon of Holdrege, presided at the
table, and a delicious supper was served
by the active members of PI Beta Phi,
Little Gladys Neeshaw directed the
guests upstairs. A collection of beauti
ful presents was on exhibition.
The bride came to Lincoln with her
parents about five years ago and has
many warm friends in Lincoln. She is
a member of the class of '98 of the state
at Falrvlew, the handsome itew home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bryan. There will
be fifty members of the nctive and al
umnae chapters present. Three large
round tables decorated with bride roses
and ferns, and lighted by green cnndles
In sliver candelabra, will be used. The
name cards are prettily decorated with
Mowers In water colors. The menu
cards are very artistic. They are of
green bulap with rough edges; they are
tied with pink and green cords, and on
the front cover is a blue-print of the
Bryan home, thus combining the Delta
Gamma colors, pink, blue and green.
The menu will be:
Consomme en tasse.
Chicken Patties. Rice Tamales.
Potatoes au gratln. Pickles.
Shrimp Salad. Salted Almonds.
Maple Sundae. Cocoanut Balls.
The loving cup will be passed at the
close of the meal. Miss Edith Lewis, as
tonstmistress, will call for the follow
ing: "Eldorado" Miss Mcna Martin
"Looking Back ward".. Miss Jessie Lansing
"Our Prexy" Miss Roma Love
"Slaves of the Ring" Miss Abba Bowen
In the evening a piny, "Mr. Bobb,"
will be given with the following cast:
Phillip Royson Miss Helen Welch
llfty couples of dancers chaperoned by
Judge and Mrs. Roscoe Pound. The
decorations were of u military character.
The programs bore the shield of the
company embossed In old gold and sky
blue. The otllcers of the company, who
are Captain Ringer, First Lieutenant
Davison, Second Lieutenant Mansfield,
were present in uniform. Mr. R. J.
Mnnsfleld was chairman of the commit
tee, and Mr. R. B. Davlsson wus master
The annual banquet of Pfci Delta
Theta will be given this evening In the
private dining room at the Lincoln hoteL
The Phi colors, light blue and white, and
the Uower, the white carnation, will be
used in the elaborate decorations of the
room and the table. Covers will be laid
for llfty. Mr. Charles H. von Mansfelde
will preside as toastmaster.
The program of toasts will be:
"Phi's In Professional Life."
Mr. Alvin Johnson
"Nicknames" Mr. Hal J. Sowle
"Tha Active Chapter" Mr. U P. Hewitt
"Thota Phi" Mr. E. B. Loomls
"A Ten-Striker" Mr. Gago Shannon
"A Weary Traveler" Mr. Alex C. Lau
"The Present Occaslon"..Mr. F. W. Lambert
Out of town alumni present will bo
Messieurs Tukey, McShane, von Mans
felde, Sumner, Houck, Charles True and
A. Johnson of Omaha; Messieurs Hol
land and Gnntt of Falls City.
(Photo by Townsend.
LAMBDA NU CHAPTER OF GAMMA DELTA.
(See page eight)
the culture of the city. Mr. Thomas
brings with him a coterie of artists who
are the peers of any in the country. All
social affairs should be arranged with
the dates for these concerts, April
twentieth and twenty-first in mind, so
there will be no confllctions.
Tuesday evening, at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. O.
Barber, was celebrated the marriage of
Miss Jennie May Barber, to Mr. Francis
J. Plym of Kansas City. Reverend J.
E. Tuttle, of the First Congregational
church, read the service, and the wed
ding music was played by Miss Anne
Stuart, pianist, and Mr. Mortimer Wil
Miss Barber's wedding gown was a
lovely one of pineapple mull over
taffeta, with yoke and inserts of an
tique lace. She wore a veil and carried
The young ladies who were active
members of Pi Beta Phi sorority
when Miss Barber was in college
walking two and two, preceded the
flower girls and the bride and groom
down the stairs. They carried a chain
of smilax and separating at the foot of
the stairs formed an aisle for the bridal
party. These young ladies were Misses
Mary McGahey, Anna Lytie, Grace Rey
nolds, Catharine Sedgwick, Mallnda
Stuart, Elizabeth Marshall, Bessie Tur
ner, Florence McGahey, Anna Carsca
den. Belle Reynolds, Lulu Wirt, Ger
trude Branch, Ada Waugh, Darieen
Woodward, Katharine Thomas, Susanne
Ashmun. They were all gowned In
white and carried white carnations. The
flower girls were Misses Ora and May
Neeshaw, nieces of the bride. They
were gowned in white and carried bas
kets of flowers which they strewed In
the pathway of the bride.
The house decorations were very
effective. A frieze of southern smilax
was in all of the rooms, and the smilax
was entwined in the balustrade of the
stairs and on the chandeliers. A bank
of palms formed the background for the
university, and Is a member of Pi Beta
Phi sorority. The groom, who resided
here for three years, has recently re
moved to Kansas City. He Is an alumnus
of the Illinois university, and a member
of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Mr.
and Mrs. Plym will reside in Kansas
City and will be at home after April
Only members of the bride and
groom's fraternities, and a few friends
were at the wedding. Out of town
guests were Miss Lytle of Greenwood;
Misses Grace and Belle Reynolds, Sedg
wick and Carscaden of York; Miss Wirt
of Falrbury; Misses Thomas and Branch
of Omaha; Miss Ashmun of St. Joseph;
Messieurs Unzlnger, Moorehead, Pan
coast, Mann, McDonald of Omaha; Mr.
Dean of Ashland; Mrs. Stett, sister of
the groom, and Mr. Arthur Stett of Har
Professor and Mrs. T. M. Hodgman
gave a dinner Thursday evening In hon
or of Reverend and Mrs. H. C. Swearin
gen. Doctor Swearingen remained seat
ed at one table during the entire repast,
but the other men progressed with the
courses, of which there were six. The
table in the dining room was adorned
with daffodils, those in the library and
drawing room with tulips. Partners for
dinner were found by matching quota
tions from Shakspere, and places at the
tables were found by matching the rib
bons, with which the cards were tied,
with the flowers on the tables. After the
banquet Mr. Swearingen talked of the
work of the national reform association;
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Miller, who have just
returned from a visit to Cuba, gave some
of their experiences, and Mrs. H. B.
Ward entertained the company with
songs. There were twenty-four guests.
Professor and Mrs. Hodgman gave a
second dinner last evening with a sim
ilar number of guests.
The annual banquet of Delta Gamma
will be given at six o'clock this evening
Robert Brown (Clerk for Benson &
Benson) Miss Ruth Bryan
Rebecca Sharp (A maiden lady).
Miss Grace Bridge
Katharine Rogers (Miss Rebecca's niece).
Miss Margaret Honeywell
Marlon Bryant (Katharine's friend).
Miss Lorraine Comstock
Jenkins (Miss Rebecca's butler).
Miss Grace Abbott
Tatty (Hiss Rebecca's maid).
Miss Jessie Lansing
Place Tresham. Massachusetts, the sum
mer home of Miss Rebecca. Time the
The banquet committee consists of
Miss Nella Cochrane, chairman; Misses
Winifred Sherman, Mabel Stone, and
Margaret Honeywell. The entertain
ment committee. Miss Helen Welch,
chairman. Misses Edith Abbott and
Out of town guests will be Misses
Mona Martin, Herberta Jaynes, Fannie
Cole and Hortense Clark of Omaha;
Miss Helen Wilson of Ashland; Miss
Katharine Woods of Schuyler.
In honor of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Moore,
and Mrs. William E. Rhodes of Omaha,
Mr. and Mrs. Will H. Love and Mr. and
Mrs. F. W. Metzger gave a six-handed
euchre of seven tables, Wednesday
evening at the Love home on M and
Seventeenth streets. The house was
adorned with red flowers, red shades,
and palms. A delicate luncheon was
served after the games. Mrs. John
Beachloy assisted the hostesses, as did
also Miss Cornelia Lindsay and Miss
Lillian Pyle. Thursday afternoon Mrs.
Love and Mrs. Metzger entertained
about forty ladles in honor of Mrs.
Moore and Mrs. Rhodes. Six-hand
euchre was played and a luncheon was
Company B, university cadets, gave its
annual hop last night at Fraternity hall.
The company B party Is one of the most
popular of the social events connected
with the university, and the dance last
night was one of the most successful
ever given by the company. There were
A tea in honor of Miss Jennie Barber
was given Monday afternoon from half
after four until six o'clock, at the home
of Miss Minnie Morrill. The active and
alumnae members of Pi Beta Phi were
present, and Mrs. H. O. Barber, mother
of the bride elect, was a special guest.
Miss Darieen Woodward and Miss Wini
fred Howell poured coffee and served Ice
cream, and refreshments were passed by
the freshmen members of the active
chapter. The table was covered with
drawn work and decorated with tulips.
The blinds were drawn, the gas lighted,
and the rooms were adorned with red
roses. Miss Barber was presented with
a dozen handsome sliver forks.
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Miss Floretta Vinlng, a leading wom
an's club worker of Boston, who creat
ed a sensation recently by charging
gross intemperance among women, has
discovered a new evil. She has now
started a crusade having for Its object
better bleeding, and better manners
among the children of wealthy people.
She holds that modern children, who
ought to be well trained, are pretty poor
specimens. Her remedy Is more cor
poral punishment, want of which, she
contends, is largely responsible for pre
sent conditions. Miss Vinlng proposes
to give her ideas all the publicity pos
sible in the hope that parents will cor
rect the evil of which she complains.
Mrs. H. M. Brock and Miss Sarah Hay
den gave a studio tea Monday afternoon
from two until four o'clock, in the li
brary building of the state university.
The officers of the Woman's club and
the members of the art department were
guests. Mrs. G. E. Barber and Mrs. Ell
Plummer assisted in receiving the guests.
Mrs. F. N. Gibson poured tea. and Misa
Mulr and Miss Mundy assisted her in
serving. The china, paintings and curios
in the studio gave great pleasure to the