Next Sunday morning, Feb. 9, the Rev. L. A. Convis, pastor of the Cortland Street church, will speak on "Poland, the Knight Among the Nations." Mr. Convis will be assisted by a group of young people from his choir. He will also discuss before the Commonwealth class at 12:15 "The Effects of the Polish population of Chicago." Mr. Convis is a very pleasing speaker and is well worth hearing. He represents a work which this church is especially interested in.
The reception at the church parlors last Friday afternoon by the Crescent circle was very well attended and enjoyed. It was an occasion for the members of the various circles to meet and exchange ideas. A pleasing program was rendered.
The Neighborhood circle was entertained by Mrs. Wm. Freeman, 711 Lake avenue, for lunch Tuesday. Mrs. Arthur H. Howard and Mrs. Hoyt King assisted. Some of the ladies quilted.
The Crescent circle met with Mrs. Benj. E. Gage, 901 Oakwood avenue, Tuesday for lunch. Assisting her were Mrs. John S. Doig, Mrs. Frank L. Fowler and Miss Jane Furman.
An exhibition of the boys' and girls' gymnasium classes was given in the church Saturday evening. Their work was very well done. The children as well as Miss Varian, their teacher, are to be congratulated. A new term is about to commence. The fee is $2 for a term of three months; two lessons a week, children over 7 years old. it is undenominational; all children welcome.
The figures showing the local church preferences by families as found from the census recently taken by representatives of the different churches are as follows: Baptist, 36; Roman Catholic, 164; Congregational. 247; Christian Science, 69; episcopalian, 185; Lutheran, 67; Methodist, 188; Presbyterian, 121; not at home, 96; no local preference, 68. There were 150 men engaged in the original canvass. The men enjoyed their work, being well received, and the results will be helpful to all churches. The committee in charge was composed of A. L. Tucker, from the Congregational church; John C. Mannerud, Methodist; Dr. Wm. J. Montgomery, Episcopalian; Herbert W. Weld, Presbyterian, and Mr. Frank J. Seng, Roman Catholic.