What People Are Doing In Lake Forest
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Jun 1913, p. 3

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    Latitude: 42.25863 Longitude: -87.84062
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Mrs. Walter Brewster will go abroad the first of the month. Mrs. Wallace L. DeWolf entertained at tea Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Pomeroy of Chicago are here for the summer. Mrs. Frank R. McMullen had as her guests over the week-end Mrs. A. C. Bartlett and her daughter, Eleanor, and Mrs. Tracy Drake of Lake Geneva. Mrs. Nelson Bigelow, having seen her son Anson enter the academy at Annapolis as midshipman in the United States navy, has returned with her daughter Matilda to Lake Forest. Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Dewey and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Poole will give an informal dance at the Winter club on the eveniing of June 20. A number of week-end parties are being arranged for the event. Mr. and Mrs. C. Chatfield-Taylor have as their guest at Fairlawn their daughter, Mrs. Hendricks H. Whitman of New York. She will remain until after the first anniversary of her wedding, June 29, and Mr. Whitman will join her later. Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Chatfield-Taylor gave a luncheon at their home in her honor. Tuesday evening at the Durand institute the Garrick club of Lake Forest presented a new comedy by Charles McEvoy, entitled "When the Devil Was Ill". This was the first time it was played in this country. This performance closed an active year, during which, under the direction of Professor John M. Clapp, seven modern one-act plays had been given, six of them for the first time in the west. During the last two years the club has refitted the staage of the Durand institute with modern scenery and electric lights at its own expense. Now that it has a modern, up-to-date stage, it hopes to begin next year an exchange of plays with other amateur organizations of Chicago and vicinity. The committee in charge icludes Mesdames Clifford W. Barnes, Samuel T. Chase, Carter Fitz-Hugh, Cyrus H. McCormick, Horace H. Martin, Slason Thompson and Ezra J. Warner, Jr., and Messrs. Charles T. Atkinson, Alfred L. Baker, John Dorr Bradley, Hobart C. Chatfield-Taylor, Frederick W. Crosby, Alfred E. Hamill, Arthur Meeker, A. A. Sprague II, and Louis F. Swift. The wedding of Miss Harriet McClure, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. James Gore King McClure of Lake Forest, to Mr. Robert Douglas Stuart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stuart, 4850 Woodlawn avenue, Chicago, took place at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the First Presbyterian church of Lake Forest, the bride's father reading the service. The bridal gown was of white satin and lace with tuile veil. Mrs. Dumont Clarke, formerly Miss Annie McClure, served her sister as matron of honor and wore white satin with lace trimmings. The bridesmaids-Misses Olive Farwell, Sarah Granger Farwell, Eleanor Hamill, Fanny West, Marion Farwell and Grace Cogswell-were gowned alike in white trimmings of rose color. The groom was attended by Mr. John Stuart, and the ushers were Messrs. Howard Harris of Toronto, Canada; Donald McPherson, Edward Shumway, Thomas Wells, Howard Linn, Harold Keith, James G. K. McClure, Jr., and Archibald McClure. The men of the wedding party wore whire flannel trousers and blue coats. A reception followed the ceremony on the lawn of "Glen Hame," the summer home of Dr. and Mrs. McClure. Special trains were run over the Chicago & Northwestern railroad for the accomodation of the Chicago guests. The Lake Forest Players opened the summer season in the Aldis Playhouse Friday night with three playlets, "The Open Door," Arthur Sutro; "A Marriage Has Been Arranged." Sutro, and "Katherine Parr," Maurice Baring. In the first of these Mrs. Henry M. Hubbard and Charles S. Dewey had parts; in the second, Mrs. Walter Brewster and Ernest von Ammon, and in the third, Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Atkinson and Miss Polly Chase.J. Allen Haines was stage manager, and before the first curtain a cable message wa read from the Arthur Aidines in Europe, "Hail to the Players." After the performance there was a reception and a supper. The three plays were repeated Saturday. The playhouse was filled to capacity-100. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Orson Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. McLaughlin, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Stevenson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Allen Haines. Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel T. Chase. Mr. and Mrs. Rockwell King. Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Dewey. Mr. and Mrs. Watson Armour, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Adams, Mr. and

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What People Are Doing In Lake Forest