The many friends of Mrs. H. S. Judd are enjoying her company during her brief stay in Wilmette. She will soon go to California.
Mr. Roy C. Osgood, 835 Oakwood avenue, has gone to New York on business. Miss Merriam of Wisconsin is visiting Mrs. Osgood.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Taylor of 835 Central avenue entertained eight couples at dinner Saturday evening preceding the garden party at the Ouilmette Country club.
Last Thursday afternoon about 6:30 o'clock there was a small fire in the home of Mr. Nuckle, 1846 Forest avenue, due to a defective flue. The fire was extinguished before much damage was done.
Master Blake Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Seth B. Roberts, 621 Gregory avenue, celebrated his sixth birthday last Friday by entertaining twenty of his little playmates at his home with a moving picture show.
Invitations have been issued for Friday evening Feb. 7, by Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Robinson, 630 Central avenue, for a progressive chanticleer party to celebrate Mr. and Mrs. Richard Durnford Allen's first wedding anniversary.
At the meeting of the North Shore Citizen's association, held in the Wilmette Woman's club last Friday evening, resolutions were adopted demanding the construction of an intercepting sewer along the north shore to connect on the south with the sanitary canal.
There will be a luncheon served to members at the Ouilmette Country club at 1:30 on Friday, Feb.7. The game of lilies will follow. The men will be entertained Saturday evening, Feb. 8.Some very entertaining features are to be presented and the new members are especially urged to be present.
The annual meeting of the old town folks will be held at the Woman's club house on Friday evening, Feb. 21. Dinner will be served at 6:30, followed by the usual social evening. All who came to Wilmette before Jan. 1, 1889, are eligible to membership in this association and may become members by applying to the secretary, Mrs. S. S. Dingee.
Miss Henry gave her second lecture in her series of four on "The Brides of Ancient Song" last Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. M. B. Skinner, 725 Tenth street. The subject of this was "Francesca da Rimini." The next lecture will be given at the home of Mrs. Melville J. Brown, 738 Eleventh street. The subject will be "Beatrice Portinari."
Mrs. John B. Sherwood will give a lecture at the Woman's club Feb. 7 at 3 p. m., under the auspices of the Wilmette Public School Art league. Admission free to adults. Mrs. Sherwood is closely connected with the Art league of the Chicago public schools. She is the originator of the Sundry Thomas orchestra concerts at Fullerton hall, founder of the Alpha club, the Working Girls' club, and is a well-known lecturer on art subjects.
The ball given by the firemen was not as successful financially as had been hoped for. They will not be able to install the fire alarm system which they say would cost $150. The present system of ringing a big bell in front of the engine house is not always effective in arousing the boys when a fire occurs in the night, they being scattered throughout the village. And it must be a rather unpleasant sound to those living in its neighborhood. This seems a very reasonable thing for the firemen to ask for, and a very modest request when we compare the inadequacy of the present system with the risk to property. Along this line another proposition that ought to interest our village is that of procuring a pulmotor for the saving life from drowning. Mr. D. E. Allen of the real estate and insurance business at 1157 Wilmette avenue has offered to take subscriptions for this, but reports that very little interest so far has been shown. The price of this is $173 and $36 for two extra tanks. When we see the generous outflow of money for charities, pleasures and good living in this community it would seem a good thing if a little of it could be diverted into these other channels if from no other standpoint save that of economy and humanity. While it is a good thing to always hope for the best, would it not be wise to prepare for the worst?
Mrs. M. C. Baker, 347 Hill street, has gone to Buffalo, Ia.
Mrs. Fred F. Cain, 907 Central avenue, has returned from a visit in Windsor, Canada.
Miss Wakefield, a talented violinist of Hyde Park, is the guest of Miss Day, 81 Oakwood avenue.
Mrs. R. C. Sproul and two children of Duluth, Minn., are visiting Mrs. John Clark Baker, 347 Hill street.
The Tuesday club was entertained at the home of Mrs. Geo. C. Murdock, 1316 Elmwood avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Mr. Wyley E. Hooper of 1321 Elmwood avenue and Mr. W. H. Troupe of 1321 Greenwood avenue have gone to the coast.
Mrs. Gale Meginnis entertained the members of the Delta Gamma sorority of Northwestern university last Monday afternoon.
Mrs. J. M. Vernon, 335 Hill street, has returned from Minneapolis, Minn., where she went on account of the illness of her mother.
Mrs. John D. A. Cross, who has been seriously ill with pneumonia, is convalescing and her small children have returned to their home.
The regular monthly meeting of the Public School Art league will be held at Mrs. S. S. Dingoe's [illegible], 932 Lake avenue, Tuesday morning, Feb. 11, at 10 o'clock.
The regular monthly luncheon to be given by the ladies of the Congregational church will be held next Thursday, Feb. 13, instead of Friday, Feb. 14.
Dr. Alice Barlow Brown of Winnetka will speak next Monday afternoon, Feb. 10, at 2:30 o'clock, for the Parents' club at the Logan school. Everybody invited.
Mrs. John Stevens, 321 Forest avenue, has gone to California. She expects to be away about three months, and will visit Los Angeles, Monrovia and Berkeley.
Mrs. Chas. S. Young of Irma, Alta., Canada, and daughter, Louise of Englewood, were the guests of Mrs. A. P. Peirce over Sunday. Mrs. Young remaining for the week.
Miss Elizabeth McCue was taken to the Evanston hospital last Thursday and was operated on for appendicitis during the afternoon. She is recovering very satisfactorily.
Miss Frances Cutler was the victim of a very successful and happy surprise party given by about thirty of her school friends last Saturday evening at her home, 1001 Lake avenue.
Married, in Los Angeles, Cal., at the First M. E. Church, on Jan. 27, at 8 o'clock, Mrs. Lightheart to Mr. Wm. Landick. Mrs. Landick is a sister of Mrs. John H. Jennings, 426 Tenth street.
Dr. Geo. F. Butler was the toastmaster at the annual banquet of the Empire State society held last Thursday at the La Salle hotel. Elbert Hubbard and Judge O. N. Carter also spoke.
The Reading circle will meet at the home of Mrs. Leslie F. Gates, 723 Eighth street , Monday, Feb. 10. Their line of reading is along that taken up in Miss Hunt's lectures at the Woman's club.
Mr. George D. White, 1101 Greenwood avenue, was called to Neenah. Wis., to visit his mother, who, while visiting another son, received a great shock due to a fall. He returned Tuesday, Jan. 28.
Building permits that have been issued in Wilmette during the month of January are as follows: Bungalow, Ridge avenue, Matthew Keil; bungalow, Fourth street, F. P. Yore; house, Isabella and Sixth street, I. A. Seaton; bungalow, Sheridan road, E. B. Reith.
The Parents' club spent a delightful evening last Monday. There were 140 in attendance and a very pleasing program given. Prof. Nichols of Evanston gave a splendid talk, and Prof. Harper also spoke. Mrs. Harry Happ, accompanied by Mrs. Northam, sang, and Mrs. Davis gave a piano solo.
The funeral of Herman H. Hettler, Jr., son of a Chicago lumberman, was held Monday afternoon, Feb. 3, at the family residence, 567 Hawthorne place. He died at St. Luke's hospital on Saturday a week after an operation. He was the nephew of Mrs. E. B. Merritt of 804 Central avenue and had many friends in Wilmette. He graduated from the Chicago Latin school recently and expected to go to Yale this year.
The Pot Luck Luncheon club met at the home of Mrs. Charles H. Brethold, 1102 Central avenue, Monday afternoon.
The idle Hour Five Hundred club will meet with Mr. and Mrs. Orville D. Jones, 1615 Forest avenue, Saturday evening.
The Fourth Division Ladies' Aid society of M. E. church met with Mrs. C. E. Burgess Thursday afternoon. Eighteen ladies were present.
Mrs. J. R. Gathercoal of 1538 Forest avenue, entertained a number of ladies Thursday evening in honor of Mrs. Herbert W. Powers, who will leave shortly for Wisconsin where she will make her future home.
Mrs. C. H. Klemm of 420 Park avenue, entertained at supper Sunday in honor of Mr. and Mrs. A. Lowvell, the Misses Lowvell, Mr. W. Low, Mrs. Albert Kauffman and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Klemm. Mr. and Mrs. Lowvell and children have recently returned from a three years' trip abroad.
Mrs. Byron C. Stolp entertained at dinner in honor of Mrs. Rufus Stolp of Kenilworth on Monday, Feb. 3. Mrs. Rufus Stolp started on an extended trip through the east Wednesday, visiting New York, Philadelphia, stopping at Niagara Falls and returning by way of Washington. She is accompanied by Mrs. Geo. W. Keehn.
Freezing weather outside did not prevent the Ouilmette Country club from holding their annual "Midsummer Festival" last Saturday night in their cozy club rooms on Michigan avenue. The rooms were decorated with an abundance of flowers and Japanese lanterns. The men were dressed in white flannels and the girls in the lightest of summer gowns. L. A. Clark, chairman of the entertainment Committee, was in charge of the affair. This fact alone assured success to the party.