Mr. William Davidson left last week for Citronelle, Ala., where he expects to spend the winter.
Mrs. Albert Tuerk, 1441 Forest avenue, and her two daughters, Miss Alva and Beatrice, spent Sunday and Monday at Batavia.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lewis, 900 Central avenue, returned Tuesday from Pasadena, Cal., where they went during the summer.
Mrs. L. M. Hastings and son of Dale avenue, Highland Park, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Barber, 621 Linden avenue.
The Amacidia, a club whose members are young men of Wilmette, gave a dancing party at Assembly hall, Kenilworth on Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred White, 1021 Central avenue, and their mother, Mrs. Skinner, spent Saturday evening and Sunday with friends in Windsor Park.
The Hiawatha Social club gave a Hallowe'en dance at Jones' hall Saturday evening. The hall was very beautifully decorated for the occasion.
The report comes from Mr. James G. Barber, 621 Linden avenue, of very hot weather in Phoenix, Ariz., in spite of which, however, he has been enjoying horseback riding over the desert twenty miles at a stretch.
Mrs. T. J. Gillespie of Pittsburgh, Pa., who was the guest of her sister, Mrs. George F. Butler, for a few days, left on Tuesday for her home, accompanied by her niece, Mrs. Percy Cutler. Mrs. Cutler expects to be away about two weeks.
A Progressive mass meeting was held Tuesday evening at Jones' hall. The speakers as announced were Hamlin Garland, Donald R. Richberg, Mrs. Fletcher Dobyns, john M. Curran, candidate for representative. George E. Fernald, candidate for sanitary trustee, presided. The music was furnished by the Jane Addams chorus of which a number of the members are Wilmette women.
The Neighborhood and Central Avenue circles of the Congregational church will have a sale of bakery and fancy goods at the church on Friday of this week at the monthly luncheon. Orders will be taken for any of the articles for sale. Some of the ladies do very fine tatting and will be very glad to take orders for this popular trimming. They will also give lessons in any of the fancy work.
About sixty young people enjoyed a Hallowe'en and hard times social in the basement of the Wilmette M. E. church Saturday night, given under the auspices of the Epworth league. The room (was beautifully decorated with cornstalks and jack-o-lanterns. The young people entered heartily into games of various sorts. refreshments of cocoa, cake and apples ended the evening's pleasure and the young folks departed for their homes declaring they had had one of the best times in their life.
Three presentations of the passion play are to be given in St. Joseph's Catholic church at Wilmette for the purpose of raising money toward a fund of $40,000 to be used in remodeling the church building. The Rev. William Netstraeter, rector of the church, announced that he had engaged Dr. John H. Scherer, widely known as a Catholic lecturer, for the occasion. The holy passion play of Oberammergau and Hoeritz, the rector points out, has been shown 263 times in 169 Catholic churches in Chicago and vicinity, permission to present the production in Catholic churches of North America having been obtained from Rome in August. A matinee performance will be given for children next Friday afternoon. There will be a presentation for adults Friday night, and Dr. Scherer will lecture in German. On the following night there will be another presentation and Prof. Harry Chester will lecture in English.
Rev. Thomas K. Gale and family moved into the M. E. parsonage on Tuesday of last week, from Wicker Park.
Also, Hallowe'en is here. Hide your doorknobs and front steps. Put your fences in the attic until the fun is over.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Magnuson of Hubbard Woods spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Jesse A. Herbon, 1225 Central avenue.
Plans are under way for the annual entertainment which the Woman's club will give during Thanksgiving week. It will be in charge of the finance committee.
Mrs. Frank J. Bersbach, 826 Ashland avenue, served as matron of honor at the marriage of her sister, Miss Carola brentano, daughter of Judge and Mrs. Theodore Brentano, to Randall Anderson, which occurred on Tuesday evening, Oct. 22, at St. Peter's Episcopal church, Chicago. Mr. F. J. Bersbach served as usher.
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Johnstone, 1624 Spencer avenue, entertained Mrs. Johnstone's parents, two brothers and sister and Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Sanders and daughter, all of Chicago, last Sunday, it being the third anniversary of their marriage. The day was of added importance in the christening of their year old son,Ross, by the Rev. W. Taylor Joyce of Chicago.
The Epworth league of Wilmette won the banner given to the league rally, held at Hemenway M. E. church last Tuesday evening. There are nine leagues in the subdistrict and the largest number of points to be gained are twenty-five. The Wilmette league gained twenty-four. They won the banner about six months ago at a rally and are determined to hold possession as long as possible.
Mrs. Alice L. Williams, wife of Mr. Stalham L. Williams, 1618 Jackson boulevard, Chicago, died at her home Monday, Oct. 21. Mrs. Williams was the mother of Mr. Stalham Leon Williams, Jr., 1026 Elmwood avenue, and was a resident of Chicago since 1872. She was interested in many charitable enterprises, was a director of the Illinois Training School for Nurses, and was also associated with the management of the woman's and children's department of the World's Fair, and was a member of the Chicago Woman's and the Fortnightly clubs. The funeral services were conducted at the Graceland chapel by Rev. Roy E. Bowers of the First Congregational church on Wednesday, Oct. 23.
This is the time to warn everybody against carelessness in burning leaves, etc., where there is much dry grass. "Better to be sure than sorry." Some of us had a bad scare two years ago.
Mr. A. K. Shurtleff gave a very entertaining talk to the members of the Ouilmette council No. 1107, Royal Arcanum, on Monday evening regarding some of his engineering "stunts" in the west.
Mr. John Peters of 1519 Charles street, secretary of the New Trier Commercial association, who has been making an extended trip through Texas and mexico for the last few weeks, returned to his home Friday.
Mrs. G. H. Canniff, 919 Ashland avenue, entertained on Wednesday of last week in honor of her two nieces who are visiting her, Mrs. Walter Ayers of Jacksonville, Ill', and Mrs. Will Miner of Richmond, Va. Out-of-town guests at the party were Mrs. Cotterll, Mrs. McRoy, Miss Mosby and Miss Kimber of Chicago.
Mrs. Abbie A. keyes, aged 91 years, died Tuesday evening, Oct.22, at the home of her son, Mr. Rollin Keyes of Evanston. Mrs. Keyes was the mother of Mrs. H. H. Babcock of Chicago and grandmother of Mrs. Carl Latham and Mrs. Stalham Williams. Mrs. Keyes was the wife of Rollin W. Keyes and lived in and about Chicago for forty-five years. She was born in Rockingham, Vt., in 1822. Funeral services were held on Thursday from her son's residence, and the interment was at her birthplace in Vermont.