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I Social Saunterings i
EH The death of the Baron Speck von Sternberg,
I! who passed away at Heldleberg early in the week,
BE marked the end of the international romande
flf which began on a trans-Atlantic liner when Lil-
IH lian May Langham met the Baron after one of-
M the European tours arranged by her ambitious
The marriage of pretty Lilly Langham and the
former ambassador was the subject of a great
deal of comment on both sides of the water, and
that it was a love match, notwithstanding the
fact that it was between an American girl and
a titled foreigner, and in spite of the rumor that
Mrs. Langham had been on the alert to capture a
title or a series of titles for her charming daugh
ters, was more cause for surprise and added con
siderably to the interest in the event.
Baron Speck von Sternberg was appointed am
bassador to the United States at the time when
H the Monroe Doctrine was being variously inter-
H preted, and when, too, the relations between this
H country and Germany were so strained that his
H position was a most difficult one.
H 'As the wife of tho ambassador, the position of
B the American girl was also a very trying one,
fit calling for no little tact in many situations where
Bi it required great delicacy, for there wore social
fl i and diplomatic problems which she was obliged to
II decide quickly, and as she was American born
B and bred, and had adopted another country at a
mk time when that country was almost hostile, her
H triumph was all the more remarkable.
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H When she sailed for Germany last spring,
J H after the Washington season, her position in the
fl capital was an enviable one. In fact, her person-
jflj ality had gained for her a place second to none in
Im-'. H the social and diplomatic scale, and there was no
H w discounting her right to a place in tho leadership
1 I ' attained by only a few other ladies in the ultra-
I exclusive set there.
I It has been rather amusing the past few days
I; to note in different papers that tho Baroness was
;; a reigning belle in Louisville, "where she had
: spent her early years"; that she was one of the
3 beauties of Cheyenne, Wyoming, "where she had
K spent the greater part of her early life"; that she
'" B I was remembered by hundreds of friends in Den-
I ver, who had "been intimately associated with
; her during all the years she lived in that city,
BBf before her romantic marriage"; and one Galifor-
fr IB nia paper refers to her as tho "girl who wa3 for-
fr flfl merly the beautiful Miss Langham of California."
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Ml Tne fQC ue matter is that the greater part
BSI ier sirlhood was spent -with her parents and
flU her two pretty sisters right hero in Salt Lake.
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They lived for years in the old Continental
Hotel, which was then the leading hostlery of the
city, and which is now a tumbling shack on the
corner of West Temple and First South streets.
Her father, Charley Langham, will be remem
bered by the majority of the old-timers here. lie
was one of the best known clothing salesmen,
making his headquarters in this city, who later
worked his life out in an heroic attempt to gain
enough money to keep the wife and the beautiful
daughters in the style th ught necessary by the
ambitious Mrs. Langham.
Langham died a short time before the experi
ment of Mrs. Langham proved successful an ex
periment which, considering the beauty and the
brains and accomplishments of the girls, particu
larly the eldest one, might have been just as easy
.without the sacrifices made by Charley Langham.
and what was really an estrangement from his
family in his declining years.
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The Ned Ferrys came down from "Ferryland"
at Brighton on Thursday to see Aunt Mary and
attend the dinner which was given by Miss Mc
Cornick at her home last night in honor of the
Misses Harriet and Marjorie Severance, who are
the guests of Mrs. O. J. Salisbury.
They will return to Brighton this afternoon,
and when "ze grande Peerless" dashes down the
valley on its return trip this afternoon it will
contain, besides the Ferrys, everything else that
goes to make a house party successful, Including
half a dozen congenial guests.
The Ferry cottage will not be closed for a
week or two, and in the meantime a large num
ber of their friends will receive the particularly
attractive brand of hospitality" that Is delivered
up among the pines.
There has scarcely been an afternoon or even
ing during the week that has passed without; an
informal affair of some kind being given for the
Severance girls, one of tho largest events being
the lake party on Monday evening, at which Mrs.
A. H. S. Bird was the hostess,
Tho most elaborate affair was Miss McCor
nick's dinner, at which covers were laid for six
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The Reverend Arthur Itanier of New Zealand,
whoever he is, who is heading a movement in the
East to have all married women tattooed on the
chin in order that there may be fewer divorces
and affinity affairs, has got some job ahead of
him1. In the first place, taking the general aver
age, how many women does the dear doctor think
could hold their chins still long enough to be
tattooed, and by what scientific reason does the
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divine idiot come to the conclusion that that j
would stop the ''affairs"? I
We are for Mrs. A. E. Goblo of Sheldon,
Washington, who is the first to protest, asking i
that President Roosevelt deny the minister an
audience. She does not state in her protest her
reasons for stopping Ranier, so it is not known
whether such action would interfere with her
plans or whether it is only the tattoo she ob
There is another feature which argues against
the righteousness of Brother Raniei's new cause.
Wouldn't it be rather dangerous for the tattoo
artists to make such in impression on so many
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Ferd Strouso has issued invitations for a big
athletic meet to take place a week from Sunday.
Foot racing will be the principal feature of the
afternoon, which will end in a large barbecue.
The hour and place of the entertainment have
not yet been decided upon, pending the arrival of
advices from his guests who are coming from
About fifty friends of the young sprinter are
expected to attend and Mr. Strouse will be as
sisted in receiving by J. H. Garrett, Parley P.
Jensen and Willard Scowcroft of Ogden.
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William P. Kiser or, rather, Billy is going
to entertain the Press Club in Emigration Can
yon tonight. It is really the first of the Midsum
mer Jinks which the members of the club have
preached about for several seasons, but never
Tho victims will forgather at the club this
evening about twilight and as soon, as possible
thereafter get to the canyon, where a feast,
which Billy Kiser speaks about modestly, but
which is promised to include everything, from
alligator pears to an angel's kiss, will be ready j
In honor of Mrs. Samuel C. Adams and Miss
Trask of Denver, Mrs. H. G. McMillan and the '
Misses McMillan entertained at bridge on Tues
day afternoon. '
Mrs. Louis McCornick, Miss Margaret Park,
Miss Lillian Lane, Miss Norrino Thompson and
Miss Aline McMillan assisted.
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The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Sydney K. Hooper
will regret to learn that both of them are seri
ously ill with typhoid fever. Mrs. Hooper is im
proving, but Mr. Hooper is having a hard siege
Mr. Boyd, who is suffering from typhoid, is at
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