A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. John G. Schneider last week. Miss Lena Balmes returned last Thursday from a week's visit to her brother, Paul, at La Feria, Texas. Mr. Rudolph DeGroot, who was in different parts of Texas for two months, returned home last week. Mr. Joseph Rengel, Sr., and Math. Hoffman have returned from a successful rabbit hunt at Clifton, Ill., Tuesday. Mr. Edward Hoffman has been laid up with a severe cold last week, but he is able to be up and around at present. Mrs. John Hoffman, of Clifton, Ill., has returned home after having paid her children, Mr. James and Edward Hoffman, a visit. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Doetsch returned last week, Tuesday, from a month's visit to Riviera, Texas, where Mr. Doetsch owns a farm. Mr. William B. Selzer, who has been in Colarado nearly two years, is visiting his parents for a few weeks, when he will return to Colorado. Mr. James B. Hoffman fell and hurt his ankle Wednesday a. m. He has been under physician's care. He is mending nicely according to latest reports. Mrs. E. E. Besser, of 1221 Greenwood avenue, entertained about twenty little girls and boys on Saturday afternoon in honor of her little son Richard's fourth birthday. Mrs. Math. Hoffman entertained the Ladies' Club at cards Thursday; the prize winners were as follows: Mrs. Frank Kreusch, first prize; Mrs. Frank M. Mueller, second prize; Mrs. Celia Wagner, third prize.
Mr. J. G. H. Thalmann was in bed with the grip three days last week. Mr. N. J. Lauermann returned last Saturday from a week's trip to Iowa and South Dakota. Mr. and Mrs. John Bell of Columbus avenue, entertained the Saturday evening Club at cards Saturday. A good time was had and the honors went to: first, Mr. A. W. Weeks, gents; first, Mrs. A. Weeks, ladies; second, N. J. Miller, gents; second Mrs. Jos. Nilles, ladies. The newly elected officers of St. Joseph's Society were installed last Sunday afternoon by Ex-President Paul Nanzig. Addresses were delivered by Rev. Wm. Netstraeter and Ex-Judge Girten, of Chicago; Rev. John Ott and Rev. H. Ezell also spoke. After the installation a card party was given. Master Nick Bauer narrowly escaped serious injury last week when he fell fifteen feet into the basement of the new schoolhouse while playing with some other boy. He jumped on a board laying over opening into the basement, which broke. He was stunned, and had to stay in bed several days on account of injuries to his head, besides suffering a broken thumb. The funeral of Mr. Maternus Engels took place at St. Joseph's cemetery last Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The funeral cortege was met at Wilmette avenue by the members of St. Joseph's Society of which the deceased was a member, and escorted to churh and later to the cemetery. The deceased was only twenty-three years of age, and died after only a few days' illness. The girls are preparing for the reading and extemporaneous speaking contest with Lake Forest to be given in May. Mr. McCormck, principal of the La Salle high school, was a guest at New Trier last Friday. Before leaving he gave the teachers of New Trier a short address. The boys' gymnasium in the new building not being completed, they met for their first lesson in the girls' gym last Wednesday. The furniture for the model flat and teachers' rest rooms has been purchased. The flat consists of four rooms on the fourth floor and will be used in connection with the domestic science work. Lunches are being served now in the school dining room. The teachers were pleasantly surprised last Wednesday-when they climbed to their new quarters in a balcony over the dining room. The tables were attractive with linen, flowers and a dainty luncheon. On inquiring it was found that Mrs. Pomper, of Wilmette, was responsible for the delightful surprise and by unanimous vote it was agreed that she was a royal good fellow. In the debate between the Deerfield high school and New Trier, at New Trier last Saturday evening, our boys were defeated. The defeat may ot have been agreeable to think of but it may result in greater ambition and more earnest effort to win at a later time. The work done this time was not in vain for itwas a fine expendum and Recall as Advocated in the rience [sic] for the boys. The subject was, Resolved "That the Initiative, Refer-National Progressive Platform, should be Adopted." The boys of New Trier who took part were Lysle Smith, Robt. Antozweski, Tom Brown, Ernest Dahl, Hilmar Zimmerman, Harold Procter.