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Whist Club

Nashville Globe – 1 Mar 1907

Whist Club — The Twentieth Century Whist Club held its third weekly meeting since its organization, Thursday evening, Feb. 21, 1907, at the residence of Miss Annie Cheek, Eight avenue, North.  The members enjoyed themselves playing whist.  The club was afterwards called to order and held an enthusiastic business meeting.  A dainty menu was served, consisting of the following: fruit, salmon salad, mayonnaise dressing, chocolate and fruit gelatin with cake.  The following members were present, Mrs. Thos. Ewing, Mrs. R.C. Eason, Misses Annie Cheek, Johnnie D. Blackwell, Willie May Turner,  Messrs. R.C. Eason, Thos. Ewing, Jas. M. Foster, Guy Bordenhammer, John Sims, Dr. Chas. Yearwood and Wymon Brady.

Twentieth Century Whist Club

Nashville Globe
22 Feb 1907

The Twentieth Century Whist Club met at the home of the president, Miss John D. Blackwell, 89 1-2 Wharf avenue, Thursday evening, February 14. The meeting was the second of the season, the club being recently organized the previous week at the home of Mrs. Robt. C. Eason. After the business of the evening was over, a collation of sandwiches, cake, wine and black coffee was served. The club adjourned with thanks to the hostess for the pleasant hospitality. Those present were Mesdames. Robt. C. Eason, Eugene Clayton, and Thos. Ewing. Misses Bettie Warren, Willie Mai Turner, Anna Dunlap, Alberta Dunlap, and Annie Cheek, Messrs. T.A. Ewing, J.W. Foster, R.C. Eason, Eugene Clayton, Guy Bordenhammer, Wymon Brady, John Russer and Eben Hudson.

Nicely Arranged Dinner

Nashville Globe
22 Feb 1907

Mrs. Minnie D. Woodard, entertained at dinner Sunday, February 17th in celebration of her birthday. A tempting menu of four courses was served from a beautifully decorated table. A color-scheme of red and white was carried out in the decorations and the place cards of red and white valentine hearts. Seated around the table were Misses Belma Mahan, Ethel Spence, Emma Owens, Bessie Chester and Mrs. Woodard.

The Jolly Six

Nashville Globe
22 Feb 1907

The Jolly Six were entertained Friday night, February 15, by a number of young men at the residence of Miss Matilda Hargraves, 1106 Kayne avenue. Those present were Misses Celia Hendly, Mary A. Cheers, Matilda Hargraves, Ophelia Alexander, Sarah Garner, Iona Gant, Maggie Hargraves, Messrs. Robert Martin, Aaron Bradford, John Wesley Franklin, Hicks. Morton. Horace, James Watson and Dr. Reynolds. A beautiful collation was served and dancing was indulged in until a late hour.

Beautifully Appointed Dinner

Nashville Globe
February 22, 1907

Beautifully Appointed Dinner — Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pointer, of 1051 Edgehill avenue, passed a very pleasant evening on the 17th inst., at their home with a large number of friends.  All enjoyed themselves to the utmost, the host and hostess doing all in their power to render the occasion one of enjoyment.  The house looked well in its neat and rich dress of flowers and ferns, while the table decorations made a picture long to be remembered.  At four o’clock dinner was served and was in keeping with the richness and beauty of surroundings of the occasion.  Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Norman; Mr. Will Norma, Mr. Nelson Napier; Mr. and Mrs. Will Thompson, Mr. Archie Pointer, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pointer; Mr. Edward Williams, Mr. Walker, Mrs. Jeff Rhodes, Mrs. Clara Hill, Mrs. Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. James McCullough.  After the delightful repast, Mr. Ed Williams entertained the guests with his graphophone.

Delightfully Entertained

Nashville Globe – 22 Feb 2007

Mrs. Will Young delightfully entertained a limited number of friends on Wednesday evening, February 20, at her residence on Eighth avenue, North.  Music and “pit” were the evenings chief diversions.  Mr. Joe Porter presided at the piano and the merry party enjoyed some very rare selections from Mr. E.C. McNairy, the noted bass soloist.  Among those present were Mr.  & Mrs. Eason, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thorne, Mr. & Mrs. Will Young and Messrs. Joe Porter and E.C. McNairy.

Rebecca Court of Calanthe

Nashville Globe – 22 Feb 2007

Last Friday night the most stupid person could not have helped being awe-struck at the stream of humanity that poured continually in the front door of the Odd Fellows Hall on Fourth avenue, North.  Gay young couples attired in their evening costumes poured in from every part of the city and just enough of the parents and friends of more mature age were present to insure good manners.  But the young people conducted themselves very nicely during the entire evening.  Not a single cross word was uttered; instead every one exhibited a spirit of friendliness.  True some were very young and most too  young to be out so late at night, but the little urchins joined in the exercises with great spirit.

At about half-past ten Mr. Dock Liner, the popular professor of dancing, came in and amid cheers took charge of the couples and from time on everything was conducted orderly.  Prof. Liner is very popular with the young folks, and takes special pride in instructing them in the art of dancing.  Mrs. Adelia Mills, the superior officer was kept busy every minute of her time serving the hundreds of partakers of the good things she had prepared for the occasion.  When the ladies arrived to spread their tables they found the hall dark and cold, and had it not been for the open door policy of the Globe they would have been compelled to stand out in a dark, cold hall for over an hour.   Finally some one was found who had the key and to the surprise of everyone the hall had not been cleaned up.  Chairs were all over the floor and a Christmas cedar tree was standing on one end of the stage.  The ladies were very much put out at such treatment.  Whereas the hall should have been cleaned up before six 0’clock, but instead it was between eight and nine o’clock before the keeper could be found.  After the hall was opened it developed that there was no light on the steps, and it was after ten o’clock before this embarrassment was overcome.

On the whole the entertainment was a success and Rebecca Court can well feel that they have done themselves and their society much good.

Moore Missionary Society

Nashville Globe – 22 Feb 1907

The Johanna P. Moore Missionary Society will hold a meeting at 513 Mulberry street on the 25th of this month.  The program contains an address by Rev. W.S. Ellington, and Dan Hackley Winston, Nashville’s famous poet, who has contributed frequently to the columns of the Globe, is to read one of his poems.  The meeting will begin at 8 o’clock pm and is open to the public.

Elaborate Dinner

Elaborate Dinner
February 15, 1907
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An elaborate dinner was served at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Franklin, 924 Main street, East Nashville, last Sunday, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Draper. The table was richly decorated with silver, the centerpiece being of Battenberg, with pink under it, in the center of which was a pot of azalea with ferns. Those seated at the table were Rev. and Mrs. Flagg, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Draper, Miss Vera Moore, Dr. Dunston, Mr. and Mrs. James Davis, Miss Mittie White, Miss Suella Beard, Miss Sallie Ezell, Miss Minnie Bramlett, Mrs. Sallie Norman, Miss Queenie Arnold, Mr. Evans, Mrs. David Ferguson, and Miss L. A. Banks.

The menu consisted of frappe, celery soup and crackers, roast turkey, chicken or parsely, with dressing; cream potatoes, cranberries, corn, celery, beaten biscuits, sweet peach pickles, green peas, mixed sweet pickles, Waldo salad with white grapes on lettuce leaf, cakes, ices, black coffee and cheese sandwiches. At a late hour the guests retired complimenting Mr. and Mrs. Franklin’s home and how grandly they had been entertained.

Mr. and Mrs. Fox at Home

Mr. and Mrs. Fox at Home
Nashville Globe – February 1, 1907
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Mr. and Mrs. William Fox were at home to their friends Monday, January 25, 1907 , at 1615 Pearl Street. A large crowd passed in and out of the home to pay their congratulation. The guests were received by Miss Josie E. Smith. A five course menu was served. Among the callers were Mrs. Clara Higgins, of Pittsburg, Pa., the guest of Miss Josie E. Smith, Minnie Palmer, Julia Lindsley, Grethel Dillard, Adel Spratt, Ruth Cheatham, of Bowling Green, Ky., Fannie Milton, Josie Sublet, Della Kennedy; Mabel and Harriman Rhodes, Harrison Milliner, Wm. Douglass, G. W. Bell, Nelson Molley, Lee House, John and Claud Haley and James Long, of Murfreesboro, Sam Maschland, arthur Nicholas. Music and games were enjoyed by every one.