The Davis City Advance, Davis City, Iowa Thursday, March 6, l896
One of the happiest events that our little city has seen for many years was the "Pink Tea" given by MR. and MRS. J.N. SYLVESTER on Tuesday evening in honor of Mrs. H.M.J. Richards, and Mrs. W.S. Clark of Troy, Kansas.
Invitations had been issued to the school day friends of Mrs. Bertie Richards nee Sylvester and Mrs. Mary Clark nee Willis, it is useless to say that they were a happy and jolly crowd of ladies that gathered neath that hospitable roof.
The parlors were handsomely decorated in pink colors and japanese lanterns of the same color cast rays of soft light upon the flowers that formed part of the decoration making them very beautiful. Misses Gertie Stafford and Pearl Norman attired in pink gowns received the guests and escorted them to the parlors. At l0 o'clock refreshments were served and the wants of the guests carefully attended to by Maude Topliff who performed her duty with graceful dispatch. The following are the guests in attendance.
Mrs. Ella McClaran nee Martin, City. Mrs. Stevie Mitchell nee Beach, City. Mrs. Minnie Clark nee Hill, Leon. Mrs. Cora Custer nee Biggs, Leon. Mrs. Dale Bowman nee Sylvester, Leon. Mrs. Lucy Keshlear nee Barr, City. Mrs. Christine Teale nee Henning, City. Mrs. Nettie Wailes nee Cartwright, City. Mrs. Lillian McClaran nee Sylvester, City. Mrs. Grace Gates nee Bolon, Leon. Mrs. Maggie Clark nee Sylvester, Leon. Mrs. Bertie Richards nee Sylvester, Leon. Mrs. Mary Clark nee Willis, Troy, Kansas. Mrs. Bessie Mitchell nee Noble, City. Miss Ada Teale, City. Miss Flora Laney, City. Miss Nellie Davis, City. Miss Mabel Horner, City. Miss Helen Radnich, City. Miss Maude Lee, City. Miss Tilla Boldman, City. Miss Cora Arnold, City.
Souvenir cards and a beautiful boquet were presented each guest, and school days were recalled by old time declamations and songs that were spoken and sung in those happy by-gone days and no notice was taken of the flight of time until the old town clock pealed forth the hour of midnight and immediately the guests began to depart for their homes, expressing themselves well satisfied with the evening's entertainment, and the thought of this happy meeting will be a bright star in the events of life in after years when each have taken their separate way.