Mrs. Orville D. Jones, 1615 Forest avenue, entertained The Merry Matrons last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnston, 1624 Spencer avenue, enjoyed a boat trip to Michigan City, Ind., last Thursday.
Mrs. Alfred Gore and two children of 110 Woodbine avenue left Monday to visit friends in northern Michigan.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wilson and two children, 1217 Lake avenue, left Sunday for a two weeks' trip in Canada.
Miss Clara Pollack of Dayton, Ohio, who formerly lived in Wilmette, is visiting friends in Wilmette and Chicago.
Dr. and Mrs. P. B. Idler and children, 906 Elmwood avenue, left for Denver, Colo., Friday for an indefinite period.
Mrs. Harry Cumberland of 119 Fifth street entertained thirty-five little people in honor of her daughter Elizabeth's birthday.
Miss Mary Steiner, 1451 Wilmette avenue, who spent the week with her aunt, Mrs. Steele of Lake Forest, returned home Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Loomis and children, 1626 Spencer avenue, left Saturday for a short visit to Mrs. Loomis' parents in St. Joe, Mich.
Mrs. Mary Shoepen who recently underwent an operation at the Evanston hospital, is very much improved and has returned home.
Mr. James G. Barber of 621 Linden avenue expects to go to Los Angeles, Cal., next week, returning in about three weeks by the way of Canada.
Mrs. Jacob B. Greiner, 631 Lake avenue, entertained at luncheon in honor of Mrs. Oscar Baur and Mrs. George Brandt of Chicago last Thursday.
Mr. Bernart Thalmann of Chicago spent a week with his sister, Mrs. C. H. Klemm. From there Mr. Thalmann expects to go to his farm at Knox, Ind.
The ladies of the German Lutheran church on Kline and James streets, will hold an ice cream social on Mrs. Witt's lawn at 718 Twelfth street today.
The Rev. Mr. Teeters, a returned missionary from the Philippines, gave a very interesting talk on the work in that country Sunday evening at the M. E. church.
Dr. N. P. Colwell will take charge of Mrs. F. A. Buck's Sunday school class during her absence. It is a rare treat for the members of this class to have Dr. Colwell as their teacher.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Robinson, 1625 Lake avenue, who have been spending the summer at Hartland, Mich., returned Saturday. They also took a lake trip to Collingwood, Ont., Canada, and the Thousand Islands.
Mr. amd Mrs. F. A. Buck and little son, Gordon, 1215 Lake avenue, left Saturday for a vacation in northern Michigan. Mr. Buck will return the first week, but Mrs. Buck and her son will remain there for some two or three weeks.
A number of Wilmette residents were present at a picnic held on the farm of Mrs. Schwanback west of Wilmette Sunday. The following attended: Mr. and Mrs. John Dethloff, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. John Dethloff, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Herbon, Mr. and Mrs. John Dehmlow, Mr. and Mrs. H. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. F. Shrader, Mr. and Mrs. A. Karsten.
Mr. J. G. Barber of Wilmette, who has given the residents of the North Shore a chance to protect their lives as well as their homes from fire by the use of the "May Oatway Automatic Fire Alarm System," says that the gongs which he is installing outside the protected residence or building are twelve inches in diameter and can be heard for a half mile when they are set off. If the owner of a home is away and one of these gongs starts off his neighbors will be doing him a great favor to notify the fire department as soon as possible and in most cases a few pails of water will put the fire out because the alarm is given automatically thirty seconds after the fire starts which does not give the fire headway, preventing a heavy loss. With these systems installed there is no more fear of our homes being burned down as was the case last winter. Give the fire department a chance to put out the fire.
Miss Susie M. Hoffman is at South Haven, Mich.
Miss Agnes Collyer, 524 Hill street, is in Lincoln, Neb.
The Wilmette grammar school will open Sept. 3 (Tuesday).
Mrs. Harvey Dibble and daughter are at Walloon Lake for a few weeks.
Mrs. Louis Springer and daughter, Charlotte, 430 Hill street, are at Walloon Lake.
Miss Mildred McCullough will entertain a number of friends at a party this afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Grafton Stevens have had as guests Mr. and Mrs. Jackson of Mobile, Ala.
Prof. C. P. Van Schaack will return this week from his trip through Yellowstone Park.
Mrs. James Watson and son, 932 Forest avenue, are at Bay City, mich., for a few weeks.
Mr. William K. Embleton, 1226 Lake avenue, has sold his property to Mr. J. C. Drake.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Drury, 1112 Greenwood avenue, are at Walloon Lake for a few weeks.
Mrs. John Jenkins, 600 Washington avenue, returned last week from a four weeks' stay at Chautauqua.
Prof. J. R. Harper and son left Saturay for Jamestown, O., to spend a week at Mr. Harper's former home.
Mrs. B. A. Dyar and son, Robert, of Desmet, S. D., are visitng her sister, Mrs. H. B. Heald, 810 Lake avenue.
Miss Florence Butz has recetly returned from Europe, where she has been studying in Berlin for the past year.
Mr. James E. Williams and Mr. Harold Chapin of Minneapolis are guests of Mr. Harry B. Heald this week.
Mrs. E. C. Cazel, 1055 Linden avenue, has her two brothers, Carl and Edwin Gaffner of Kalamazoo, Mich., as her guests.
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Eastman and daughter, Clementine, returned Saturday from a two weeks' boat trip to Mackinac, Mich.
Mrs., A. M. Lawton and grandson, William Lawton of Toledo, O., are guests of Mrs. Mortimer B. Skinner, 725 Tenth street.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crocker left last week for a trip east. They expect to visit Cape Cod, the childhood home of Mr. Crocker.
Mr. Joseph Siddall, Mr. Michael Siddall of Chicago and Mr. Charles N. Roberts returned yesterday from a fishing trip at Peacock, Mich.
Miss Thelma Zoethout of Valparaiso, Ind., and formerly of Wilmette, has been visiting Miss Mary Singleton and Miss Margaret Wheelock.
Mr. Joseph Schroeder left Sunday for the west and will visit the annual convention of the American Institute of Banking held there this month.
Miss Ora Whiteley, 727 Elmwood avenue, has gone to Les Cheneaux islands and will be the guest at the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Latham.
Mrs. Charles McCue and daughters, Elizabeth, Lorraine and Margaret, have gone to Leverne, Minn., as guests of Mrs. McCue's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bronson.
Miss Helen Pope and Miss Hazel Pierson of Wilmette and Miss Mary Taylor of Kenilworth are guests at a house party for two weeks at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Badger of Trout Lake, Wis.
One of the young ladies' classes of the M. E. church Sunday school held a bakery sale Tuesday of last week in the McGuire & Orr building on Wilmette avenue. The proceeds enable the young ladies to clear up a pledge made on the church when it was built. The class have assumed the obligation of providing funds for a native girl in an African mission school. This little girl, Sodaani by name, and 13 years of age, was sold by her father to a man to be his wife, he already having a number of wives. Life became a burden to little Sodaani soon after being forced to marry against her will, and one day she ran away and sought protection at the Methodist mission at Inhanvany, Africa. The young ladies hope to accomplish this without difficulty, as only $15 a year is all that is required to clothe, feed and keep little Sodaani in the school.