The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, February 23, 1905
IN GAY SOCIETY'S REALM:
The young ladies of the Yadirf Club held an estimable meeting last Friday at the home of MRS. LELA PATON.
On last Thursday evening the young ladies of the J.E.H. Club entertained the young men of the G.A.T.S. Club at the home of MISS MAUDE LYMAN. Light refreshments were served and the evening was pleasantly spent in playing games.
MRS. NELLIE CLOW was pleasantly surprised last Friday evening by a number of her friends who called at her home in a body, bringing with them a goodly supply of refreshments, consisting of pickles, sandwiches and coffee, which were served and were greatly enjoyed. Music, games and social conversation furnished the pleasures of the evening. Such a happy time was had that the company organized themselves into the "Impromptu Club" and will hold regular meetings for pleasure only. The members are Messrs. and Mesdames T.W. JOHNSTON, G.W. WILTSEY, R.A. PROUDFIT, H.E. CAUGHLAN, WILL TROST, A.L. LEONARD, C.C. MAYHEW, A.S. BUSSELLE, FRANK TINDELT, A.B. GOOKIN, J.H. DARRAH, S.M. GREENE, Mesdames NELLIE CLOW and JENNIE ANDERSON.
MRS. GRACE WEST was the victim of a pleasant surprise Monday evening, perpetrated by a number of her friends in honor of her birthday. Dainty refreshments were served and the evening was enjoyably spent in playing games. As a token of their esteem and good will the guests presented to MRS. WEST six cut glass tumblers, with the wish that she might have many more happy birthdays.
Last Thursday evening on returning home from his work, ROY STROUD was greatly surprised to find a large number of his friends present who informed him that they had assembled to help him celebrate his birthday. The affair was planned by his good wife who served elegant refreshements MR. STROUD was presented with a beautiful framed picture and a few hours were pleasantly spent in playing games.
On Tuesday evening the members of the Baptist Sunday School class of Rev. F.B. PALMER and MRS. ALICE LARIMER, met at the home of the latter in honor of one of their members, MISS CORA ROWE, who expects to leave in a few days for Keokuk to enter the wholesale millinery house. The affair was in the nature of a surprise and MISS ROWE was presented with a beautiful souvenir spoon as a parting gift. Some time was spent in a social manner and a good time was had by all.
On Monday evening the members of the A.O.U.W. and Degree of Honor called on MR. and MRS. CHAS LYMAN and MR. and MRS. FRANK HOMABER, and presented to each couple, who had been married recently, a fine rocking chair. At each home a few hours were spent in an enjoyable manner and all report a delightful time.
On Monday afternoon a number of young married ladies met at the home of MRS. C.H. LOCKWOOD and organized themselves into the A.Z. Club for the purposes of study, work and pleasure. Light refreshments were served and a few hours were spent in a delightful manner. The ladies composing the club are Mesdames (sic) CLAUDE PATRICK, SAM BEARDSLEY, WIN CHILDS, NATE HENDERSON, ELMER LOTT, CHAS. LOCKWOOD, CARMI MCKINLEY, DR. CORBIN, PORTER WAGNER, and JAS. HAMILTON.
MRS. J.P. HARDIN entertained a number of friends last evening in honor of her birthday. Elegant refreshments were served and games, music and social talk so filled the passing hours that the time for parting came all too soon. As a slight token of their esteem the guests presented to MRS. HARDIN a beautiful brooch.
The Yomen gave a box supper at their hall Tuesday eveing that was largely attended and a great sum was added to their treasury. An interesting program consisting of music and recitations was rendered and an enjoyable evening was spent. The Yomen order is in a florishing condition and five new members will be taken in at the next meeting.
MRS. G.A. LOCKWOOD was given a house warming at her elegant new home on Tuesday evening by the members of the P.E.O. order who called on her bringing with them a generous supply of eatables. They presented to her a beautiful souvenir P.E.O. spoon on which was engraved the picture of MRS. BABB, the organizer of the society. The event was a most enjoyable one and will long be pleasantly remembered.
On last Friday evening MR. A.C. RIEBEL was very agreeably surprised by the shop force and a few other friends who called in to remind him of his birthday. During the evening he was presented with a handsome pipe of peace. The presentation speech was made by MR. LON HOLDEN. At a late hour the guests adjourned to the dining room where they were served with oysters. They all report having a jolly good time. They departed wishing him many happy returns of the day.