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Hallowe'en had very little effect on
society. The usual rollicking Hallow
e'en parties were not given, for some
reason or other, the week has been
somewhat quiet, the Empire and Fat
riarchs contributing the largest measure
. of activity in dancing circles. There is
as usual, a complement of weddings, and society still interests it
self in talking of anticipated matrimonial events.
Dr. H. C. Victor has returned from Illinois.
A quiet but pretty wedding occurred Thursday at high noon at
the residence of Mr. F. M. Woods, when his daughter, Fannie, was
united in marriage to Mr. Joseph Grainger. Eev. Lewis Gregory
performed the ceremony in the presence of relatives and a few
friends. The house was a bower of palmB and roses. The bride has
lived in thiB city for a number of years and has a large circle of warm
friends. Mr. Grainger, of the firm of Grainger Bros., is a highly
respected young business man. Mr. and Mrs. Grainger left for Chi
cago and Washington, with the expectation also of spending several
months in England before their return to this city.
Senator Manderson was at the Lincoln hotel Thursday.
Fred Woodward is out again after a brief illness.
Dr. J. V. Beghtol, of Friend, was a Lincoln visitor Thursday.
Mrs. J. P. Bricker and daughters Ada
New Albany, Ind., to spend the winter.
and Myrtle, have gone to
Miss Lydia Babcock, of Ohiowa, is visiting in the city.
Mrs. Chas. L. Burr spent Thursday in Omaha.
Mrs. Oscar Funke returned Thursday from Omaha where she was
the guest of her mother.
Rev. C. M. Shepard, pastor of Grace M. E. church, was tendered a
reception Wednesday evening by his many friends. The church
was elaborately decorated for the occasion. The chancel was a mass
of potted palms and flowers. The lecture room was particularly at
tractive; the floor was covered with rugs, while the walls were hung
with pretty silk hangings. About five hundred persons were present.
Mr. L. O. Jones extended the address of welcome to the pastor, who
will have charge of the church for another year, in behalf of the
church and congregation. Mr. A. W. Shaw welcomed him on be
half of the Sunday School. An excellent musical program was ren
dered during the evening.
Little Grace BenBon was four years old Saturday and to celebrate
this happy day a number of little friends were invited by Mrs. Ben.
son to spend the afternoon. The children arrived early bringing
with them their favorite doll and a little remembrance for their fair
young hostess. At 5 o'clock the children were invited to the dining
room where all the good things imaginable were served.
The reception tendered Rev. J. A. Badgley, pastor of the Epworth
Methodist Episcopal church, on Tuesday evening was attended by a
large number of people.
Dr. Ruth M. Wood delivered a very interesting lecture at the
Third Presbyterian church on Tuesday evening. The Ideal mando
lin dub furnished several delightful selections.
Saturday evening the Empire dun a very enjoyable dance at
the LanBing hall. Although the wtsmer was very disagreeable it
did not keep the members of this Jolly club from attending. The
dancers were: Messrs. and Mesdames Walter B. Hargreaves, Carl
Funke, Ed Baum of Omaha, A. W. Jansen. Frank C.Ladd, L. 0.
Burr, S. H. Burnham, R. O. Phillips. J. A. Buckstaff, Chas. L. Burr,
Will Greene; Misses Mae Burr, Mame Carson; Messrs. Avery of
Sioux City and Will F. Meyer.
The Cracker and Cheese club was entertained Tuesday afternoon
by Miss Carson. Those present were: Misses Nellie White, Jean
nette Wilson, Fay Marshall, Rachael Brock, Olive Latta, Rose
Carson, and Quick of Des Moines, la.
Henry E. Lewis went to Kearney Thursday.
Lincoln people are interested in a very pretty wedding that occur
ed at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Wednesday evening Oct. 31, Hallowe'en.
On that evening at six-thirty o'clock Mr. William Fitch Kelley, of
this city, and Miss Mary McCIure, of Mt. Pleasant, were united in
marriage, Rev. Nicholas of the Presbyterian church, officiating.
The wedding ceremony was performed at the handsome residence of
Dr. and Mrs. A. W. McCIure, one of the oldest and most respected
families of that place, the social prominence of the contracting
parties making the Wedding a distinctively fashionable event. The
residence was beautifully decorated with flowers and palms, and
filled as it Was with the beauty and chivalry of one of the prettiest
towns in Iowa and Mt. Pleasant is noted for its lovely young
women, Mr. Kelley and Miss McCIure were fortunate in having the
brightest surroundings for the interesting event. Miss McCIure,
who has visited in Lincoln several times, and who is a most charm
ing young lady, possessing many graces and accomplishments that
cause her to be generally admired, was a fair and lovely bride, her
toilet being of white satiu, exquisitely trimmed. She Was attended
by her sister, Miss Martha McCIure. Mr. Kelley's best man was
W. Morton Smith, of this city. The ceremony, the Episcopal form
being used, was impressively performed. The wedding march was
played by Miss Emily Beckwith. Guests, to the number of nearly
one hundred, sat down to an elaborate wedding banquet, and at 8:40
the bride and groom left for Chicago, intending to visit Cincinnati,
Mr. Kelley's old home, before reaching Lincoln, which will be in a
week or ten days. Mr. Kelley, for the past seven years has been a
resident of Lincoln, having made rapid headway at the bar in that
time. In legal and business circles as well as in society he holds
an enviable position, and from his friends and the bride's, Mr. and
Mrs. Kelly are sure to receive a warm welcome in this dty. The
out of town guests at tho wedding included Dr. and Mrs. W. I.
Kelley, tho groom's parents, of Cincinnatti; G.II.Lambertson, Fritz
Westermann, Sam E. Low and W. Morton Smith, of this city; Mr.
and Mrs. C. H. Smith, of Aurora; Dr. and Mrs. Bean and Mrs. Mary
Bean, of Fairfield, Iowa; Misses Emma and Margaret McCormick,
of Chariton, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Eeckwith and Miss Hassett,
of Aurora; Mrs D. E. Colson, of Galesburg, III., and Mrs. James
Brumaugh, of St. Louis.
Mr. William Leonard Gray gave his third annual recital in St
Paul's church Wednesday evening. The audience that greeted him
was large enough and enthusiastic enough to discredit the state
ment so commonly made that the Lincoln public does not care for
organ music Mr. Gray made a few remarks about the place of the
organ and its seeming neglect in Lincoln where but six recitals have
been given in four years. The following excellent program was car
ried out with that self-possession and feeling for which Mr. Gray is
Fugue in G Minor --.... Bach
Evening Star Wagner-Eddy's
Offertory in D Flat Major - Salome
Mendelssohn's Sonate -
Home Sweet Home - Dudley Buck
Meyerbeer's Shiller March ....
Grand Offertory in b
His playing was marked by a breadth of Btyle and dignity of inter
ofatirtn Xfra fapr I latimap Hov aanrr tmn ci1n I....
Faure's "Sancta Maria;" Handel's "Come
usual pleasing style:
The Patriarchs gave the second dance of the &eason Wednesday
evening at the Lansing. AmoDg those present were: Messrs. and
Mesdames W. B. Ogden, Carl Funke, L. C. Richards, S. H. Burn
ham, C. H. Imhoff, Barbour, Ward, A. S. Raymond, Beman G.
Dawes, R. O. Phillips; Misses Gere, Lulu Clark, Mary Dawes of
Marietta, O; Messrs. Wiil Raymond, White, Owens, Cook, Hanna;
Mrs. John R. Clark. The next dance will be given a week from next