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WC^-i?EF ARE G?EDEE,E1B OK OWN ESTATES
THIS FLOWER-BANKED WALK LEADING FROM A PERCOLA TO THE HOUSE OF JAMES L. BR?ESE IS BUT ONE OF THE PERFECT VIEWS IN THE GARDEN ON HIS ESTATES. ?.;??*' - ? ; .'? :. ?iEY supplant GARDENERS. fl rITH May in the air, wom W ?ire turning from the tang to gard?ning. Women wh ? n Werdens arc absent from the cil their gardeners, and th c energe'ic are themselves dij una planting, dad in knicke TiGckers and rough jackets', or i srr.ccked frocks, designed to mak women look as artistically beautih as their surrounding flowers. The unusual interest in gardenin this year among wealthy women o New York is due to the enthusiasm o the members of the new Internationa Garden Club. Their optimism is ir resistible. They propose so to spreai the knowledge and tlie love of grow ing things that "America will bios icm likf the rose and people will b BO interested in roses that they wil lorget the I. W. W," as one of th 7-rembers expressed it. National pride and pique at th? liticism directed against this coun : y disapproving visitors who misi ?he hedgerows and trellises of Eng 'and had their share in creating th< enthusiasm of the members of thi new club Englishwoman Arouses Enthusiasm. One of the most influential of these v.siting foreigners was Mrs. Philir ?neau, of Hurst Court, England who gave a scries of talks in various ?ties last winter, telling everywhere 'low it hurt her feelings to see the ?ountry so bare of gardens. Mrs, neatl, who arrived from Eng? land this week, intends to spread the rden gospel still further in her -sent tour of the country. I rode all the way from Boston to Worcester without seeing more than ? ne garden," she said. "I suppose Americans have been so busy making money that they have not had time to beautify the earth. Tt is time now to stop I bit and look about you for the lovely things of life. "In England every cottage has its garden and its clambering roses. Every person is a gardener, and every large estate a college of agri vulture, where the boys of the village learn as apprentices to the head gardener all the arts of pruning and planting. Garden? Needed Here. ' see no reason why the same '??trig should not be true of the United Mates. I find you have the enthusi m when the matter is brought home to you. You have mote land which may be converted into gardens; you, P?Q?IIV emW SAa*m*Wm^>/\a^/\amJ\X<t^^ AMERICAN LADIES Visiting London art invited to view our Originel Creations, produced simultaneously sl the London snd Psris Sslons. DISTINCTIVE and EXCLUSIVE TOILETTES For All i STATE AND SOCIAL FUNCTIONS. ?^?J*U?A??/Wt*/Wt,?A?< NEW YORK, PARIS. 39, Dover Street, Maytair, LONDON ROBES. MANTEAUX. FOURRURES. CORSETS. BLOUSES. LINGERIE. TROUSSEAUX. MODES. BUENOS AI STAIRS LEADING TO THE TERRACE BEFORE THE COUNTRY HOME OF MOSES TAYLOR PYNE. AT PRINCETON, N. J. lave the means with which to do it and, above all, you need the carden! to really beautify your country. "I hope that my lectures on thi: tour through your country will bt the starting point of a nation widt movement for gardens. I find frorr correspondence that there is reallv much latent interest in horticulture ir men and women of station, only ii needs to be awakened into action. "It is not enough to have a garden One must b? interested in it, mu.?t love it, and must work in it. And that any one can do, whether he has a few feet of garden space or acreJ of it. ' "As for the women, when they rcalue the recreational possibilities oi gardening, they will themselves culti? v?t; their garden;;, not assign all the work to a paid employe." The Internationtl Garden Club, which was formed as a result of Mrs. Martineau's enthusiasm, has already grown to a size which promises that the c'.ub will be able to do the great work it has set itself. As a sign that it means to do more than merely foster interest in elaborate garden?, the announcement was made a short time ago that the club proposed to lease the old Bartow estate, in Pel ham Park, and establish a garde.i there which would be for the joy and the instruction of a'.l the people o? ? New York. The club wishes to foster in Ameri? cans that same careful regard foi floral culture which obtains in Eng? land and on the Continent. Ther* gardening has become an art. Mer pre apprenticed from their boyhood ? nd both the horticultural science am] systems of decoration are mastered before a gardener can be said to be skillful at his work. All Europe Is ? Garden. People of high estate have as their hobby the gardening art, and so en? thusiastic has been their devotion t5 it that it has gradually spread until the effect can be seen from the train window in any part 01 _urope or England. Probably it is because we are so prodigal of our space that America has not many gardens in comparison with those of England?excepting, of course, those maintained on the gieat cit?tes of Loiiy island, and from Westchester to Maine. But. in Europe, where the population is crowded into ? small space, any bit of ground a man may possess is high iy priced and cultivated to yield all the beauty possible. Now that the International Garden Ciub has signttied the seriousness of it? purpose by establishing definite plans, which will be worked out ?hortly, the United States may soon hope to vie with other countries in its enthusiasm for the floral beauty ?pots whose possibilities will be oemonstiated at the Bartow estate. A Horticultural Centre. The house is now under the control of the Park Department, but the of? ficials have expressed their willing . ntss to let the club use it. It is planned to furnish the interior as reading rooms and libraries for beau? tiful photographs and drawings of famous gardens. Lectures will be given in the as? sembly rooms, and every month a.* exhibition will be held, so that the members and the public may be in-, A 'VINE-EMBOWERED DOORWAY ON THE BR?ESE ESTATE. formed of the success of the club expeits. The grounds about the house will be laid out in the most per? fect form that the world of art gar? dening knows. Experimental gar? dens will be maintained also. Plants will he distributed from these gardens to those who are un? able to purchase them, and thus the dream of the enthusiast who wants all America to blossom like the rose may be realized in part. This is fol? lowing the work of the Royal Hor? ticultural Society in England, which has always encouraged the growth of (C gardens throughout the coun? try. Examinitions for Gardener?. A department of labor will be es? tablished, with examinations for' gardeners and certificates from the club, which will be equivalent to a school degree when the holder ao r-'ies for a position. In addition to supplying trained gardeners to persons of wealth who desire them, the club will assist in the public school garden movement by offering the courtesies of its equip ment to those who are learning to be teachers of school gardening. Perhaps the most significant aspect cf the club life, however, is the in? terest of America's persons of wealth in the problems of gardening. Hith? erto there have been few who too!; the same interest in their gardens that the Knglish did Horses and dogs have been the objects upon which the rverage American?), bestowed his at? tention, while the garden, if he had, HEADQUARTERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL GARDEN CLUB?THE OLD BARTOW MANSIOs1 TM PFI.HAM PARI?: A SPOT IN THE BEAUTIFUL GARDEN OWNED BY MRS. LARZ ANDERSON. cne at all. was merely the back? ground for the mansion and a thin-j of no personal concern to the ownr. Wealthy Women Form Clubs. But a change has taken place dur? ing the past few years. This is marked by the establishment of the garden clubs in many of the summer colonies, such as Southampton. Stockbridge, Lenox and Newport. It is the lead? ers of these clubs who have organized ' the central club in New York to be a clearing house of information and in? spiration to them during the winter months. The president of the club. Mrs. Charles Frederick Hoffman, is presi? dent also of the Garden Club of New WEALTH >" >M| TO SPREAD GOvS PEL OF GARDE! port. Mrs. Albert BoaH?.a-, -*j president, is the founder 7 ?'-?<? Q den Club of Southampton, and U Moses Taylor Pyne is priaient of Garden Club of Morristown. Mrs. J. Pierpont Morgan, V Stuyvesant Fish, Mrs. Will-am Reid and Mrs. E. H. Harriman among the members of the Inter. tional Garden Club. The officers 1 as follo^vs : Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, h orary president; Mrs Charles Fred? ick Hoffman, president: Mrs. H. Fa field Osborn, Mrs. Albert Boardnu and Mrs. James Br?ese, vice-pret dents; Miss Mary M. Kearney, uc* tary; Jud^e William A Day, tree urer; the members of the councils the Commissioner of Park- lot M? hattan and Richmond, -he Comrai ioner of Parks for The Bronx, ti president of the Botanical Garde the president of the New York Ho ticultural Society, the president of d Florists' Club. Mrs. Richard Aldrk Mise E. Aldrich. Mrs. Charles B. A!e ander. Frederick H. Allen. R Pel Cut'ir.g. Mar*in C. Ehe!. secretary?: the National Association of Garde ers: Mrs. Alfred Ely, Mrs Henry Ql Frick, Miss Virginia Gil iersle** Francis L. V. Hoppin, McDciigi! Hawkes. Mrs. McDougal! Hawk? Henry R. Hoyt. William Jay, Mil De Lancey Kane, Dr. D. Hunter at Alpin. Mrs. D. Hunter McA'.pin, Dt George Norton Miller, John Muir, ri California; Mrs. Philip Martin?? Mrs. Junius Morgan. Mrs. J. Archi? bald Murray. Joseph Manda. Freder? ick Nev-zbold. George V. Nash, stet tary of the New York Horttciilt?? Society; Professor H. FairfieW Ov born. General Horace Portrr. Mi' Pulitzer, Mrs. Moses Taylor Pr*. Mrs. Herbert L. Satterlee, Chars!I Scott. Mrs. Charles R. Scott. B. Ay mar Sands, Edward W. Sheldon. Mn James Speyer, Robert E. Tod. Mrv Hamilton McK. Twombly. Her.rj Waters Taft. Mrs. Henry Watert Taft. Mrs. Oakleigh Thome. Wil.iar* Turnbull. Le Compte de Viel-Castel, Professor E. H. Wilson, F. R. H S., and the Rev. W. Wilks. secretary, Royal Horticultural Society of Greit Britain._ __ DANCE PARTNERS Scarcity of Men at Dances Encourage?, Women to Dare on the Floor Alone. WiQ-flfER ' tUUSiau should . other la an la* MM of thes dan ? aromen come out on the dan? Ing ti- 01 wits wet?t n part IUSB the .,. . ,,,- men is not ye< tii- number of women who ?ish to t..? how. Loula i: !?'? recentlj aai -.- | ? plain n Km,, i- they ? **th ?**? 1,w itteadance or ? gather. ?Tin an not sa a ? lass, as ? u thi - ? 8," Ml r*TB They - onstitute. in tkctaselvos, a I men, to whom dan-dns . | ind nothing bbosu rs tad that tii?* Instructton li me ? h.ii -.- ;il and that th<*-s dansants are held ,,? da) when all people who ?ork are ?till \g their BBSdgg tends to limit the instructors to a v-ry definite Safe and Enjoyable. ' Man? ?nnien ?ho may feel at liberty te go where they ?m at tee time do not ? ,t th.v dare run the risk of ?lan? :: | with prsctl? ally unkaowu mes I *k er? And it not only BSfST bUl ITSSrS eiijot- ' to daace with 1 r s mes Irk rada When asked his opinion as to why women do not dance in public toitetliei Mr Kraina ?aid For the same uml-r lying reason. I think, that people have in objecting to a man? imper-tonatins a ! woman, or a woman a man. Two ?omen dajicina; together publi?-ly would ?eeni. :n torn?) indefinable ?ay. to deprive the dance of that urutt of the feminine and masculine ?pint that USUSllj \ it.tli *.???. il la their <lan'mi; t ?-ether m tin- COBS? paratlve ??.elusion of a tearoom ttute i? doubtless a subtle someth-.r.e; missing, but their dancing is a beautiful thing and they thoroughly enjoy it." Pallet d.?- " "' "lt9' . . ?. * ' this fart The - togeUM there Is I -redded te i Ige mol V?t vv? ?t -.,-.? raodei : ? men at d still continu . ?ven this I .?I custom New Dioce* Vital. Si Saldi k "' tl I ? I - ? -. ? ?Th?? rltaUl Si th?? Ml proven bi theit trluraphei I :h. r .i--, utd sa igjsjei itl irt?*?l "Take the <*?'?' | irke* I beam ? step. Th? old turkey ? " th- toot sal frei - : ta? new ? - ' ? "? ??*? vidur.l the feet I floor and th?? -nn.'-iriK a: ! ? " the boi | t: n?!?im*<l late -? I '? ?'?in- movfirii'iii. TSjS BSbB BtSf* IS I?"* turkey trot transformed into srt. "TTSS bSSSgO -a-enf thr..'i?:b th? UMBS ,r' .,-, ... .d inW N. w v ?.?k i ? ? - t' to Sea fork It s ail? aa eel wonderfully rllesls instrument of ?elf??** pression. "