Mrs. Edward Dalton. 1615 Lake avenue, spent last week in Kalamazoo, Mich.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Mergenthaler, 504 Park avenue, Feb. 2.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Graf, 1220 Gregory avenue, gave a bridge party Saturday evening.
Mrs. Frank E. Robinson of Elmwood avenue entertained several friends at luncheon Wednesday.
The Town club will give an informal dance Saturday evening at the Woman's club building. Music by Krell.
The Triweekly club met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Thrumston, 1503 Lake avenue, last Saturday evening.
Mrs. Charles Idol of St. Louis will spend several weeks visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Millmann, 1454 Wilmette avenue.
Mrs. Ernest W. White, 410 Park avenue, who has been at the Evanston hospital for the past few weeks, is improving.
Mr. Mary Steiner, 1451 Wilmette avenue, had a stroke of paralysis Sunday morning and has been in a serious condition since. Little hope is entertained for her recovery.
The mid-week service will be held Wednesday at 8 p. m. at the home of Mr. George G. hannah, 925 Greenleaf avenue. The topic of the evening will be "The Marriage of the King's Son." A cordial welcome is given to every one to these mid-week social and prayer gatherings.
One of the features of the Bible school, which meets at 9:45 a. m., is the woman's Bible class under the instruction of Mr. Charles C. Oliver of Kenilworth. The enrollment of this class was thirty-four at the end of the last quarter and the offerings for three months were $17.40. Mr. Oliver has always had great success in Sunday school work.
The Woman's society will meet at Mr. Bolce's, 1228 Greenwood, for an all-day meeting. The members of the society sew at 10 a. m., have box luncheon at 12:30, and the program on missions at 2:30. Mrs. Berry of Chicago, the eminent Bible teacher, will address the society on the Bible; and Miss Emmons, city mission worker, will speak on kindergartens. As the work progresses on the new church, the hopes of all the congregation are intensified. The fact that the contract has been let for the pipe organ to be installed by April 15 deepens the interest. The Moller company of Hagerstown, Md., is the builder. Services are held in the Woman's Club building, Tenth street and Greenleaf avenue. The pastor, Rev. J. M. Wilson, D. D., will speak Sunday morning, 11 o'clock, on the subject, "The Supernatural and United Prayer" and in the evening at 7:45 o'clock on "The Seconds Coming of Christ Unto Salvation - Even so Come - the Prayer of the Church, His Bride." Evening current topics prelude, "Original Sin and Heredity." The Sunday evening chorus will sing, as will also the Men's chorus. Mr. Alfred G. Freeman will render Biblical Song, No. 5, by Dvorak and at the morning service Handel's "O Lord, Correct Me."
Mrs. Herbert Gates and little daughter of Rochester, N. Y., are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus L. Kirk of 1044 Forest avenue. Rev. Herbert Gates is a Congregational minister and a brother of H. B. Gates. He has supplied the pulpit of the Congregational church at times when he has visited here.
The many friends of rev. and Mrs. Leon L. Hammitt, now of Berwyn, will be pleased to hear of the arrival of a little daughter to brighten their home. She arrived Sunday morning, Feb. 9, and will bear the name of Mande Rebecca. Rev. Hammitt was pastor here for two years, preceding Rev. T. K. Gale.
Master Robert Tucker Drake, who is having scarlet fever, is doing nicely. Mrs. Keith, who was staying with the children during the absence of Mr. and Mrs. Drake, is in quarantine. Lyman, Jr., is staying with his aunt, Mrs. A. P. Peirce, and Keith Drake is being cared for at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Charles N. Roberts.
The following ladies were entertained by mrs. Louis A. Clark on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at luncheon at Carson & Pirie's and a matinee later; Mrs. Harry Gardner, Mrs. Albert W. Hawkes, Mrs. C. Sanford Clark, Mrs. Frank Baker, Mrs. D. F. Anderson, Mrs. Clarance Worthington, Mrs. C. C. Carnahan and Mrs. E. Jackson Casse.
Mrs. Willard H. Thayer will be the hostess for three parties at her home, 519 Washington avenue. The first was Tuesday afternoon, each guest being asked to tell of the most important article she could get for 5 cents, and the reasons why it was the most important. The other two are to be card parties on Thursday and Friday afternoons.
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 in [sic.] the association and may become members by applying to the secretary, Mrs. S. S. Dingee.
Miss Henry gave the third of her series of lectures, "Beatrice Portinari," at the home of Mrs. Melville Brown, 738 Eleventh street, Monday afternoon. The next and last lecture of this course will be given at the home of Mrs. J. B. Greiner, 681 Lake avenue, instead of Mrs. L. M. Drake's, as previously announced. The subject will be "Beatrice D'Este."
Miss Grace Grassette of Paris, France, will be a guest of Dr. and Mrs. Byron L. Stolp on Friday, and will attend the banquet of the Old Town folks Friday evening. Miss Grassette lived in Wilmette when a very young child and will be remembered by some of the early residents, but the most of her life has been spent in Chicago. She has made an enviable name for herself among portrait painters of Paris. She comes to this country almost every year being here now for the purpose of painting the portraits of Edison, Roosevelt and Rabbi Hirsch. A few years ago she painted the portraits pf Garfield and McKinley.
Senator Wm. H. Maclean is working for the passage of a bill which during the last legislature passed the senate and reached the third reading in the house, which will provide for local approval of a plan for creating a recreation district on petition of 100 voters and the election of six local directors, who shall have hull administrative powers. The object of the bill will be to encourage and provide for healthful indoor and outdoor recreation for the people of the community, thereby satisfying the cravings of the boys and furnish them with enough excitement for which they often seek in undesirable places.
Word has been received from the Scheidenhelm and Drake party who have been on a trip to Panama, that they reached there safely. They left Key West Tuesday, Feb.11, and were on the water till Saturday, 10 a. m., when they reached Calon, arriving at Panama that afternoon at 4. The boat trip was somewhat rough, Mrs. Ed Scheidenhelm being confined to her bed for a couple of days. On their arrival in Panama they were glad they had secured hotel accommodations before leaving Chicago, as about 300 [illegible] people were turned away to go to inferior places. It is thought they will reach home about the [rest is illegible].