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LIFE'S MAZY WHIRL
Attention has been divided this week
between the brides and the graduates.
Both have achieved something long an
Ucipatod, and both seem equally hap
py. Both have had their pleasure aug
mented by gifts, and new gowns, one
has won the veil and orange blossoms,
the other the mortar board, both have
had functions galore given for them.
Herein lies the difference, the first has
reached the place where she must lay
aside personal ambition, must practice
self abnegation, and live for another.
The second may still plan a career, or
anticipate the coming of her knight.
Married, at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Tourtelotte.
Thursday evening at half after eight
o'clock. Miss Ona Tourtelot and Mr.
Reverend Earl Boyd of the East Lin
coln Christian church read the service.
Miss Olga Hajek of Plattsmouth
played the wedding music from
Lohengrin as the procession en
tered the drawing room. The
bridesmaids, the Misses Gertrude
and Grace Black of Beatrice, Grace
Van Cott of St. Paul, Lola Danforth.
Blena Keller and Edith Parish, all
of whom, with Miss Tourtelot, were
members of the class of '01 of the Wes
leyan university, and all wearing
white gowns and carrying pink
roses, entered flrst, and taking
their places in a bay window, formed
an effective background for the bride
and groom. Following these came the
little ring maiden, Margaret Tourte
lot, carrying the ring in a calla lilly,
and then the bride entered with hei
father. The bay window In which the
ceremony was performed, was heavily
festooned with smilax caught up In the
center with a lover's knot of pink roses.
The bride's gown was a sheer white
swiss trimmed with ruffles, chiffon and
lace. Her bouquet was of orange blos
soms, and she wore some of the same
flowers in her hair. The dining room
was In green and white. Green ribbons
crossed the table and terminates at
the corners in large bows caught with
bunches of white carnations. Misses
Cora Beach and Etta Parrish presided
at the table and were assisted In serv
ing by Misses Olive Wallace, Mabel
Patish. Gertrude Black, Edith Parish
and Clarise Edleman. Punch was
served in an oriental room by Misses
Psyche Bruner and Josephine Baird.
The entire house was lavishly deco
rated with cut flowers and palms, and
cosy corners were arranged for the
comfort of the guests. The bride has
lived In Lincoln nearly all of her life,
and has a large circle of friends, as
was attested by the beautiful gifts she
received. She is a member of the A. T.
L. L club, and is known In the cltv
and over the state as an accomplished
The groom is general car Inspector
for the Burlington railroad. Mr. and
Mrs. Baird have gone to Toronto, Mon
treal, Quebec and the Thousand Is
lands to spend their honeymoon. They
will be at home after July twentieth at
Twenty-sixth and N streets. Out-of-town
guests .at the wedding wre: Mr.
S. P. Hawksby of Auburn, Mr. and
Mrs. Christian of Ashland, Mr. and
Mrs. Crelghton Barber of Omaha. Mr.
F. Coats and Miss Amy Seidell of Den
ver, Mr. and Mrs. James Barber of Mc
Cook. Mr. and Mrs. Tourtelot of
Sterling, Miss Marie Christian of Bur
lington, Kansas, Miss Olga Hajek of
Mrs. I. J. Herzog entertained charm
ingly for her daughter. Fay Lorena, on
Wednesday, June eleventh, which was
Fay's eleventh birthday. Quite an In
teresting crowd of children were pres
ent and a merrier two hours was never
spent. The little ones present seemed
to forget the intense heat and were
furnished amusement constantly. The
Donkey was dispensed with, and Foxy
Grandpa was introduced. Each child
being blindfolded and led up to the
wall to place the eyes and nose of
Foxy Grandpa In their proper place.
Next the drawing of animals was very
entertaining. Some of the little folks
who hesitated about drawing their ani
mals in public on a blackboard
to be guessed, were surprised at
their own work. Elsie Ackermann
guessed the greatest number of
animals and was awarded the first
prize. Pauline Berkson captured the
Foxy Grandpa prize. The other two
prizes were won by Babette Weil and
Lela Hall. A two course luncheon was
served and each child was given a
Scotch cornucopia filled with bonbons,
and a Japanese painting on rice paper.
Misses Gertrude Friend and Jessie
Newmark assisted in serving. Mrs.
W. L. Sheetz assisted in entertaining
the children. Those invited were Kate
Nance was gowned in blue satin
striped tiseue. Hundreds of roses
adorned the house, and their beauty
was supplemented by the lovely Crim
son Ramblers which were In full bloom"
outside. The piazza was furnished
with oriental rugs and -settees, and the
guests lingered for a pleasant chat.
During the morning Mrs. D. M. Butler
sang three sweet little songs, and Miss
Rlsser played brilliantly on the piano.
More than one hundred ladies were
present and their bright summer frocks
added to the attractiveness of the
A pleasant feature of commencement
week at the university is the class re
unions, several of which have been
held this week. Miss Harriett Towne
and Miss Heppner entertained the class
of 94 on Wednesday. This was the
first reunion held by this class and
was greatly enjoyed. Mrs. Louise
Cromwell of Enid, Okla., and Mr. and J
Mrs. E. A. Gerrard of New York city,
were out-of-town members prese.nt.
Letters from absent members were
Miss Mariel Gere gave a luncheon at
noon on Wednesday for the class ot '95.
Letters from absent members were
read, and reminiscences of school days
were enjoyed. Those present were:
Mrs. E. C. Hardy, Mr. and Mrs. E. L.
Matthews. Miss Nellie Clark, Mr. F. C.
Engberg, Reverend W. Forsythe, Mr.
either side of It were.tlny glasses fi'led
with pansles of the class colors, pur
ple and straw. The dinner was served
In five courses.
Mr. Fred Williams, the president of
the class, was toastmastcr and called
for responses from Mr. George Kline,
Miss Clara Hammond, Mr. Frank
Woodland and Mr. Fred B. Ryons. all
ot whom were happy and witty In their
A pleasant social hour was enjoyed
after -the banquet. Members of the
class present were: Misses Laura and
Olive Stratton. Adelloyd Whiting.
Winifred Hyde, Sarah Mulr, 'Anrfttte
Abbott, Josephine Abbott. Clara Wal
ton, Clara Hammond, Olive and Ivy
Wallace, Anna Vore. Fannie Allen, El
eanora Miller. Florence Payne, Cora
O'Connell, Zuella Trester; Messieurs
D. Woodward, F. Williams, Charles
Hagenow. George Kline. G. M. Hill,
Harry Graybill, R. Roper, G. Spray,
John Harmon, L. E. Aylesworth. The
class of '98 held its reunion at the
home of Miss Mabel Cleveland.
The week's festivities closed with the
chancellor's reception Thursday eve
ning. Mrs. James Heaton and Mrs. E. B.
Finney gave a reception to two hun
dred and fifty ladies Wednesday after
noon at the home of Mrs. Heaton. The
dining room was adorned with red
roses and illumined with red candles in
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WILLIAM BAIRD AND BRIDE, WHO WERE MARRIED THIS WEEK. MRS. BAIRD FORMERLY WAS
MISS ONA TOURTELOT. '
Field. Helen Butler, Dorothy Wettllng.
Helene Mitchell, Isabelle Wolfe, Nellie
Newmark, Grace Nichols, Jeanette
Mayer, Dorrls Nichols, Ruth Lahr, Ed
na Mayer, Josephine Ingersoli, Babette
Weil, Lula Waynlck, Elsie Ackermann,
Beatrice Sheetz, Pauline Berkson, Lela
Hall. Henrietta Schleslnger. Cecelia
Ward, Reta Mayer, Mlrlaln Frosch of
Pueblo, Norma Frosch of Pueblo, Alice
Wessel, Henrietta Gold, Ruth Kroner,
Helen Levy, Mesdames H. J. Nichols,
Charles Mayer, W. L. Sheetz, Louis E.
Wettiing, H. Schleslnger, M. Frosph
of Pueblo, Colo., S. Wessel.
Mrs. Albinus Nance and Mist
Nance gave a delightful Informal party
Monday morning in honor of their
guest, Mrs. T. W. Moffitt of Leadville.
Mrs. G. H. Clarke welcomed the guests
in the hall, they then passed into the
drawing room where they were received
by the hostesses, from there to the din
ing room where Ice cream, cakes and
bonbons were served by Mesdames J.
H. McMurtry, C. H. Rudge, D. M. But
ler and Frank Woods. After leaving
the dining room the ladies passed
through a side door to the lawn where,
under a spreading apple tree, refresh
ing punch was served by Mrs. Mark
Woods assisted by Mrs. John Dorgan
ind Mrs. O. E. Rector. Mrs. Nance
wore a pretty costume of apple green
dotted crepe; Mrs. Moffit' wore a light
brown satin striped"oastiste, and Miss
Charles M. Hinds, Miss Mabel Lindley,
Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Riley, Mr. and Mrs.
L. C. Oberlles, Miss Olivia Pound. Miss
Cora F. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. 'Willis
Eight members of the class of '98
dined together at the Lindell at six
o'clock, then took a trolley ride to
gether. The class of "01 held Its first
annual reunion at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Bessey. Punch was served
by Misses Hess and Mickey. Mr. Ever
ett Swain was elected president and
Miss Edith Higglns secretary. Com
mittee for next reunion, Miss Hensel,
Miss Chappell and Mr. Knutson. Those
present were: Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Rob
bins, Mr. and Mrs. WInford Hall,
Misses Rosalind Hess, Hull, Greg
ory, Davis, Waugh, McGahey, Hensel,
Field, Hanson, Hallowell. Wilkinson,
McCrosky, Chappell, Upson, Gund,
Mickey, Butler. Grant, Hartzell. Hig
glns and Dorwort; Messieurs Thomp
son, Baker, Swain, Knutson and Marsh.
The class of '97 was entertained
Wednesday afternoon by Miss Tuttie.
The class of 1900 banqueted at the
home of Judge and Mrs. A. S. Tibbetts
This was the most pretentious, and
most successful, of the class functions
of the week. The banquet table was
placed In the drawing room. Sprays
of asparagus extended down the center
of the table its entire length, and on
silver candelabra. The dining room
was in yellow. A basket of roses stood
on a lace mat In the center of the
table. The shades were yellow, as were
also the ice cream, cakes and confec
tions. The buffet was banked with as
paragus fern and the windows and
balustrade of the stairs were festooned
with it. The piazza was enclosed and
furnished with rugs, palms and seats,
making a pretty punch room which wa?
presided over by Mrs. Wessel, Misses
Bernice Hutchinson, Helen FitzGerald,
and Marie Bowers. Mrs. W. D. Fitz
Gerald and Mrs. E. Hallett assisted
by JJisses Foster, Huntsinger, Hutch
inson, and Bowers, all gowned In white,
served in the dining room. Miss Hal
lett, Mrs. J. G. Lay and Miss Walton
assisted in the drawing room. Mrs.
Heaton received -her guests In a toilet
of black grenadine and pink paune
velvet. Mrs. Finney wore green or
gandie trimmed with tucks and inser
tion. ? TS? ft?
Mrs. H. H. Branch left last -week for
Chicago and New York, and sailed on
Wednesday, on the SU Louis, for Eu
rope. Her mother, Mrs. Woods, and
her brotHer-in-law and sister, Mr. and
Mrs. Spofford of Kansas City, who left
America last November for a trip
round the world, will meet her in
Southampton, and together they will
tour England and the continent. Mrs.
Branch will be absent three or four