The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, March 29, 1906
MISS MAUD PRICE will entertain a number of her young friends this evening.
MRS. O.J. ISRAEL pleasantly entertained a few neighbors and friends Tuesday evening at a six o'clock dinner.
The members of the Thimble Club were delightfully entertained Monday evening at a six o'clock dinner by MRS. F.M. PRICE.
The S.L.C. Club was organized last Thursday evening at the home of MISS NELLIE JAMES with ten members. Refreshments were served and the evening was spent in a most enjoyable manner.
MR. and MRS. S.M. GREENE and MR. and MRS. T.W. JOHNSTON entertained the members of the Impromptu Club last Friday evening at the home of the former. The party was a "backward" affair, the guests coming attired with their clothes turned around. Delicious refreshments were served and a happy time was had by the merry crowd.
LEROY LARIMER, who resides in northeast Chariton, was the victim of a pleasant surprise Monday evening, perpetrated by his neighbors and friends in honor of his birthday. They served delicious refreshments and the evening was spent in playing games. MR. LARIMER was presented with a fine rocking chair with the wish that he might have many happy returns of the day.
PETE WEST was the victim of a surprise party Tuesday evening, arranged by his wife and cousin, MRS. KATE GLEASON, in honor of his birthday. About twenty were present to celebrate the event in a proper manner. An elegant two course luncheon was served and the evening was spent in playing flinch and other games. MR. WEST was presented with a fine gold watch, as a token of their regard and with their wish that he may live to be a centenarian.
Last Monday evening MR. and MRS. JOHN CURTIS were given a pleasant surprise by a number of their Baptist friends in honor of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. The surprise was complete but the host and hostess soon recovered their equilibrium and entertained the guests in a royal manner. The invaders brought with them a quantity of delicious refreshments, consisting of fruit salad and cake, marguerites and panocha, which were served. MR. and MRS. CURTIS were presented with a dozen solid silver knives and forks and a dozen soup spoons, and a number of other useful gifts as a slight token of the high esteem in which they are held. The presentation speech was made by MRS. F.B. PALMER and was responded to in a neat manner by MR. CURTIS. About fifty were present and the occasion was a thoroughly enjoyable one. JOHN H. CURTIS and MARY PROCTOR were married in this city on March 26, 1881, and their residence has been in Chariton. They are among our best and most progressive citizens and number their friends by their acquaintances. We trust that they will enjoy many more years of happy wedded life.