The annual luncheon given Monday by the Young Woman's Auxiliary at the club house was as much a success as a couple of dozen young woman, much in the best of spirits, could make it. The large square table which was placed in this club room, was decorated in yellow and green, with tulips and yellow violets. The out-going and in-coming chairmen, Mrs. Hulst and Mrs. Blake, held the positions of honor at the head of the table. Miss Florence Pond was toast mistress. Clara Nourse responded to the toast, "The Officers of the Auxiliary," with a humorous poem full of clever hits. Katherine King gave a dissertation on "Toasts," and from the moment she arose and announced that she would rather make toast than serve it, she kept the table in peals of laughter. Miss Maude Allen responded to "The Future of the Auxiliary," with a spirited and enthusiastic appeal for co-operation in the work of the club. After luncheon Miss Dorothy Rae sang a number of songs. She was accompanied by Miss Louise Lloyde. Old time members who were present were Mrs. Arthur Rogers, Mrs. Walter Clark and Mrs. Walter H. Inbusch (Margaret Paddock.)
The dinner at the Methodist church Thursday evening was the last to be given by the Ladies Aid society until next winter. There was an unusually delightful program consisting of songs by Misses Claudia Cone and Laura Flynte [Flentye], two of McDowell's compositions played by Miss Almeda Lewis, and several readings by Miss Ethel Dunn, who will graduate in June from the Cumnock School of Oratory at Northwestern. Miss Dunn is a most pleasing reader with a graceful, charming prsence, and she held the attention of the audience thoroughly. In the humorous sketch, "The Lady Across the Aisle," she was rewarded with continuous ripples of laughter, and a few minutes later she brought tears to the eyes with Paul Dunbar's "Two Little Boots," Miss Dunn has undoubtedly a brilliant future in her chosen work.
Announcement has been made of the marriage of Mrs. Elizabeth Bowen to Mr. David Williams Stearn. Mrs. Bowen was the widow of the late Senator Thomas E. Bowen of Minnesota. Mr. Stearn held the position of supervising architect during the construction of the new Northwestern station in Chicago, and is associated with Mr. Charles S. Frost, the well-known architect. The ceremony took place at the residence of Mrs. Bowen's daughter, Mrs. R. H. Palenske, 226 Tenth street, Saturday, May 9, at 6 o'clock, the Rev. Harry B. Heald of St. Augustine's officiating. The wedding was a very quiet one, with only the members of the immediate family present. Mr. and Mrs. Stearn left that evening for Minneapolis. They will reside at [unclear] S. Peoria street, Chicago.
Mrs. Edgar Blake, the chairman of the Young Women's auxiliary, will enteertain at luncheon Monday the members of her committee, Mrs. M. H. McMillen and Mrs. Hoyt King, and the following young women, officers in the club: Misses Katherine King, Alice Wheelock, Florence Pond, Bertha Northam, Clara Nourse, Nettie Kaufman and Margaret Hall.
Mrs. R. H. Palenske entertained informally at dinner Friday evening for her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Bowen, and Mr. David Stearn. Mr. A. L. Bowen, who was one of the Chicago Journal's cartoonists, and Mrs. Bowen were guests from Edgewater.
Mrs. H. S. Gemmil gave an at home Thursday afternoon from three to six in honor of Miss Marion Perkins, who is soon to be married to her son.
Mrs. Orville Jones, 1815 Forest avenue, entertained at luncheon today in honor of Mrs. Ella Rogers, the guest of Mrs. A. W. Wigglesworth.
A birthday surprise party was given Monday evening for Mr. Henry Purdy [unclear] 449 East Railroad avenue, by a number of his friends.
Prof. and Mrs. J. R. Harper gave an informal dinner Wednesday evening May [?] for the teachers in the Wilmette schools.
The members of the Tuesday club were entertained at the home of Mrs. Lewis Springer [unclear] Hill street, Tuesday afternoon.
Paul Lobanoff, 1118 Greenleaf avenue, entertained a few friends Sunday evening.
Mrs. George Dieterich, 425 Washington avenue, entertained the [unclear] club Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Henry L. Purdy gave a surprise party in honor of her husband's birthday anniversary in their home 410 East Railroad avenue, Monday evening. Twenty guests enjoyed the evening playing five hundred and other games.
Mrs. Orville D. Jones, 1616 Forest avenue, will entertain members of the Idle Hour Club Saturday evening in her home.
Mrs. P. A. Meyer entertained several ladies at a thimble party Friday afternoon.