The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, January 25, 1906
MRS. J.E. BROWN charmingly entertained a few relatives and friends at a dinner party yesterday in honor of the 74th birthday of her mother, MRS. REBECCA MCCOLLOUGH, who is one of Chariton's noblest women.
The Ess Ess Whist Club held an enjoyable meeting last Thursday evening with the MISSES FLORENCE and MARGARET MAPLE. Dainty refreshments were served and the usual good time was had. The club will meet tomorrow evening at the home of MR. and MRS. A.B. GOOKIN.
On Tuesday afternoon, MRS. J.E. MERRILL, who with her husband expects to move to southern Missouri in the near future, was given a pleasant surprise by the members of the Ladies' Aid Society of the Christian Church, who came in a body and spent the afternoon with her. They presented to her as a parting gift, a beautiful China salad dish. A pleasant time is reported by those present.
T.S. FRAZIER, who resides in southeast Chariton, was given an agreeable surprise Tuesday evening by a number of his neighbors and friends who called at his home and informed him that they had come to help him celebrate his brithday. The invaders brought with them a quantity of delicious refreshments which were soon disposed of and the remainder of the evening was spent in social conversation. When the guests departed for their homes it was with the wish that they might help him celebrate many more birthdays.
Last Friday evening GEORGE ISRAEL, manager for the Chariton Dry Goods Company, and his good wife entertained the employees in the store to a six o'clock dinner. The menu was an elaborate one and consisted of all the delicacies of the season. The evening was spent in a delightful manner and the guests are loud in their praises of the charming hospitality of their host and hostess. Those present were TOM PHILLIPS, GROVER BERGSTROM, MARION NOLAN, ADDA REECE, ALSIE NEWMAN, LILLIAN KEEN and DOT BECKER.
MESDAMES BERT YENGEL and W.H. BROWN entertained fourteen young ladies at a "plate shower" in honor of MRS. LOUISE GLEASON DALIN, whose marriage occurred recently. The affair was a complete surprise to her. Dainty refreshments were served and the evening was spent in a happy manner. Dancing was indulged in and splendid music was furnished by the "Rang Tang" orchestra. The gifts bestowed upon MRS. DALIN were beautiful and were dainty testimonials of the high regard in which she is held.