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The attendance at the Marsland-Jones
wedding Thursday evening can be
truthfully designated as a crush. Not
since the wedding of Jiiee Latta and
Dr. Ladd has the First Presbyterian
church held so large and fashionable an
assembly as that which gathered to do '
honor to the nuptials of Miss Ruby Jones and Professor Herbert
Marsland. The ceremony occurred at 7 o'clock, Rev. E. H. Gartis
officiating. Miss Henrietta Hollowbush presided at the orgaa In
the bridal procession, after the ushers, Miss Jones thft-'maid of,
honor, came first. She wore pink silk with a short white tulle veil
Following came the two bridesmaids, Miss Janes and Miss
Gertrude Marsland. The later wore blue silk gowns and comical
large boquets of red roses. 1'he bride, a strikipgly handsome young
woman, followed alone. Miss Ruby Jones never looked prettier. Her
dress was of white brocaded satin, with 3Very long train. She wore
a bridal veil. After the bride came K little sister of the groom,
carrying flowers. Professor Marsland came in alone and met the
bride at the altar. Miss Jones Was given away by her father Dr.
H. S. Jones. The ceremony was that of the Episcopal church. The
were Frank C. Zehrung, W. E. Clarke, Frank S. Burr, 0. R. Lee, W.
D. Robinson and Fritz Westermann. The church was handsomely
decorated. After thecerecuony there was h reception at the resi
dence of Dr. and Mrs. Jones attended by relatives and intimate
This seems to have been a week of weddings: On Wednesday
evening at Twenty-eighth and Q streets, Miss Kittie Town was given
in marriage to Mr. Albert Dudley Graham. The bridesmaid was
the sister of the bride, Miss Hattie Town, and the best man was the
brother of the groom, Dr. Graham. Rev. Arthur Frost Newel of the
Vine Street Congregational church officiated.
The "Saunterer" in Town Topic, in discussing the recent marriage
of Lieutenant Lang, just graduated from West Point, to the daugh
ter of the commissary sergeant of the post, consider the matrimonial
proprieties of army officers in an interesting and somewhat unique
manner. The "Saunterer" says: The line drawn between officers
of the army and enlisted men is so distinctly marked that it was al
most a shock when it was known that a graduate of West Point had
taken to wife the daughter of an inlisted man. It may be a question
as to the wisdom of the act of the young officer, buWthat there is
anything in it that should be a cloud on his military future, or that
should entail upon the wife anything that would savor of tabooing
in army circles, is not true. It is understood that the young lady is
not only a girl of spotless personal character, but she is well educat
ed and of ladylike deportment. She is Baid to be a graduate tt one
of our first institutions for female education. I fancy she will be re
ceived on her personal merits, and.as the wife of an officer of the
army at whatever post her husband may be stationed, without re
membrance of the fact that her father, a worthy man; I hear is a
common soldier, Lieutenant Lang graduated well up in his class,
and while one, on general principles, may doubt the propriety of
young graduates marrying with too much haste, I am inclined to re
spect his nerve and self-assertiveneBS in flying in the face of popular
prejudice and wedding the girl of his choice. I sometimes think
that were it not so undemocratic, and in such antagonism to the
traditions and convictions of the people of this country, it would be
wise if there were a law similar to that of Germany in relation to
the marriage of officers a requirement that all officers that have not
private fortune should only marry only when the bride brings a
dot sufficient amount to insure a fixed revenue to the new house-
hold! ExpST.'SECS' shows that a great many young officers graduat
ing from West Point ana tnt to a frontier post where the circle of
society is very narrow, are aptto marry into the army that is to say
the daughters of army officers who have no fortune: and the new
menage must be started and maintained on -the pay of a subaltern.
While the pay of the United States officers is perhaps fairly good,
and better than that of most armies,xand may suffice very well for
the maintainance of the young bachelor, it is found to be very mea
gre when it has to provide for,a wife and growing family. There
are enough girls with adequate fortunes in this country to 'provide
wives for all army and navy officers, and in becoming the wives of
such officers, they would secure a social position well worth the mat
erial provision they would carry to it. The four years of rigid dis
cipline and practical close confinement of a cadet are not likely to
develop in him that woridliness of knowledge that would fit him to
be the besjudge of a suitable wife or proper settlement in life. It
were wiser if young officers remained bachelors for a few years after
their; graduation, until their widened social circle and opportunities
ehsuld develop in them a knowledge and taste better fitting them
.-to select a partner for life."
There are some officers who carry ordinary human, impression
able hearts under their blue coats, that would abject to this niatter
of fact way of arranging their matrimonial affairs, and it is difficult
to see why there should be any special provision in this direction for
the gentlemen of the army. They are usually quite able to take
care of themselves.
W. M. Clarke, H. C. Young and Mrs.
A. B. Clark left Monday for
Miss Sarah Harris and Miss Lulu Clark have returned from a
visit in Burlington, Iowa.
The American social star of the London season is undoubtedly
Mrs. George Gould, says a New York contemporary. There is no
question whafever as to her reception in the English capital. Her
husband has all the attributes to make himself popular with our
British cousins. Mrs. Gould is handsome and clever. 'Her stage
career, entirely different from that of the mothers and wives of
many of the British peerage, was one on which she can look back
with unbounded satisfaction. She was a good actress, and an hon
orable woman, One finds this kind of thing frequently in America,
and many stage marriages are happy. As a rule the British aristo
cracy does not draw its supplies from the same class of actresses.
The Goulds are more than half way "in," and next winter they will
be brilliant planets in our social firmament.
Dr. C. E. Spahr will spend a portion of the summer in the east
visiting his old home.
T. D. Crane of Omaha was in the city this week.
F. W. Collins has returned from Denver.
L. B. Howey, national bank examiner, who has been in Washing
ton and Philadelphia, is expected home in a few days.
J. M. Griffith of Omaha, national bank examiner, has been in the
city this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Kennard, Mr. and Mrs. Davis and Mr. and Mrs
Keefer spent Sunday at Beatrice.
W. L. McClay, Forry Moore, Jessie Moore and Frank Kaufman
have returned from a two week's outing at Ruby.
Governor Crounse, it is said, contemplates an European trip this
The circus continues to be popular with society people. There
was a fair representation at Sells Brothers Thursday night
L. L. H. Austin returned Thursday from Chicago.
Frank C. Zehrung returned from New.York Monday. Mr. Zehru ng's
principal errand east as to book attractions for thenewFunke,
and 'tk said he succeeded in accomplishing his errand in a most
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