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HOW THE CHILDREN AT EAST LAKE
ORPHANAGE WILL OBSERVE EASTER * BY ANNIE KENDRICK WALKER. GROUP AT THE ORPHANAGE. •The Sister Angelica?” said the little ITirl who answered the ring at the door I of the orphanage. ”1 will tell her that (you are here.” and she hurried down the Jong corridor. The Sister Angelica entered the large (reception room. The sisters at the or phanage are of the order or rather con gregation of Sisters of Charity of St. Vin cent. They wear the black robes and the ■white hood when on their errands of mercy. At the orphanage the only dif ference is that a sister Is allowed to wear dark blue when she is certain that she is not going out in the street! Rut al ways the White pointed hood, styled cor net, the wide white collar, the rosary! "At 6 o'clock a bell Tings," the Sister Angelica was saying. Six o’clock means that eighty children gellca. “The boys sit here and the girls there." The little chapel has a white and gold altar. It will be decorated today for Easter and the little orphans will sing Easter carols. There j#e two acoly tes. To be an acolyte at an orphanage Is almost like being an angel. A picture of the two acolytes hangs just outside the chapel, near a statute of one of the saints. Today there will be the two usual ser vices, the low mass this morning, the vesper service this afternoon. The Easter music will be sung by the children. A slster-^Sister Catherine, perhaps—will play the small organ In the back of the chapel. The two acolytes will perform the pre scribed duties about the altar. The pro cession of children will start on the third floor. By the time it reaches the second all the children on this floor will be going out-door work for the doys. The dormi tory where the girls stay Is put In per fect order every morning by those to whom this special duty Is assigned. Long rows of little white beds must be made, the floor kept Immaculate, not a bit of dust ever remains a moment on anything In the dormitory. Such negligence would mean a confessional, with not much chance of absolution. Dust on the dormi tory floor, a bed that was not absolutely immaculate—and the Sister Angelica would takp a hundred unnecessary steps. The boys have the whole of the second floor. Their small white beds, six In a room, their bath arrangements, their lockers, a big dressing room all to them selves—far away from the other children In the orphanage. "The boys never cross the line,” the EAST LAKE ORPHANAGE. , s __ tawake from their dreams, blink at the dmornlng sunlight—eighty little tomsled Iheads on the white pillows on the little •white beds. The bell does not ring but lonce, that is to say the children know ft hat they are expected to do the moment •the first ring is heard in the dormitory on rthe third floor. They are little things to fce so well disciplined. To Jump out of |>od every morning at 8 o’clock just be cause a bell rings, to be in the little feohapel a1 prajwers a half hour la ter,-*, and to have your bread and butter ut ex actly the same hour every morning and (that long before lazy people have thought Aof opening their eyes—this is the way the /pittle orphans begin their day. The Sister Angelica will tell you nd Wmtely how the day begins; how it ends, an beginning not a moment later than pix\ Prayers at exactly half after six. i “Breakfast Rt seven,” she said. * “Seven to eight is work.” t“Then school begins.” “Two recesses.” I “Luncheon.” ; “School again.” ..J “Recreation.” “Supper.” “The children are in bed by half-after Weven.” “This is the chapel,” said the Sister An to prayer in the little chapel. Father Duffy, the chaplain, will begin the cele bration of the mass. Perhaps In no Cath olic chapel in the world will the Easter celebration Vie less imposing. All the Gre gorian oil ants, the Impressive procession of priests, the rich robes, the magnifi cence of the altars, the rich carvings, the ascension lilies, the myriads of candles will be lacking. The elements of pictur esque color and pageantry that enter into the Easter services In cathedrals and in the great parish churches will not be seen in the little chapel at the orphanage. In stead there will be a few candles, tlie ciiaplain, some three or four sisters count ing their beads and a procesison of chil dren who would be quite homeless were they not sheltered at the orphanage. On week days tlie children go to school. The Sister Angelica says that the hours are so divided that some of the olftldren may assist in the morning duties about tile orphanage and go to sehol in the afternoon, dr some of the children arrange to work in the afternon and say their lessons In the morning. All the chil dren who are old enough are assigned to some special duty beside their lessons. Under the supervision of the sisters, they are being taught cooking, sewing, wash ing, house work—this for the girls, and IT IS LATE But not too late this morning for those forgotten Easter Flowers. Let us suggest a visit to our green houses this afternoon— HELENA STATION, SOUTH ENSLEY CAR 5 CENTS FARE. JOHN L. PARKER, Florist, WOODWARD BUILDING, BIRMINGHAM. \ Slater Angelica was saying. It might be a monastery, so rigidly are the girls excluded. A monastery on the second floor when no woman ever comes; a small convent on the third floor for all the small rellgieuse. The eldest probably ten or eleven, and the youngest three months! The children at the orphanage are noth ! Ing if not Industrious. Besides assisting the sisters in all the housekeeping, the cleaning, the cooking, the older girls do all the washing and the boys work th** garden, cut wood, go on errands, and do much of the hard work out of doors. I They are being taught the happiness of ' work. They are being taught everything 1 by the good slaters. They come to the orphanage too young to have any well defined Ideas, and they leave it with a knowledge of discipline, of Industry, of practical things. With the care of the sisters they develop physieially as well as mentally. Many of them are so frail when they are sent to the orphanage that the Sister Angelica wonderB how long the little life will lust. Some of the children are so delictae that they are the greatest care, and while all of them are such a responsibility It is the delicate children, or the feeble mind ed ones that require so much of the sis ter's time. In an orphanage tliut receh irrespective of creed, and where some i eighty little ones are sheltered, the "ma terial” which the sisters work with is not always promising. The struggles of the sisters cannot be appreciated by the outside world. Those who are indifferent, or those who know nothing of personal struggle, who have everything without even knowing how it came how can they realize the sufferings of the poor? The Sister Angelica will tell you how almost by accident something happened that enabled the orphanage to provide food one winter, or when the children needed clothes and there was no money, some one sent sufficient clothing to keep them warm. The Sister Angelica does not think it was accidental. She believes that it was an answer to grayer. Blit it does look accidental when some woman or some man suddenly sends i lothes to the little orphans just when Bister Angelica wonders how she will get tilings for them. The orphanage has no large regular Income. It is dependent almost entirely upon charlto*. The Jefferson County Or phanage association assists in maintain ing tlie orphanage and the Indies’ Or phanage' society does fine work. Every week a committee of women go to the or 4 123 handsome new’ pat A1 llollL terns of the latest things in picture frames at the W. D. Colby Decorating Co.’s. Picture Frames Ivenue.econi CHAPEL AT THE ORPHANAGE. MISS CROZIER DISCUSSES MODERN DEMORALIZATION “If we have a revolution in the United States, it will be flue entirely to the stupidity of the rich.” —Grace Atherton. Classes in the present social outlook and some of the social and political move ments of 19W, have been started in New York by Miss Crozicr. Subscription for the year, 1900-07, $10. Her address is L. Grahame Crosier, nh9 Fifth avenue. Mimeograph notes are sent subscribers. The recent but already much discussed utterance of Grace Atherton: “If we have a revolution* in the United States, it will be due entirely to the stupidity of the rich,” was the subject of Miss Cro zier's lecture the past week. The recent lesson was first the presen tation of the different phases of the stp pidity of the rich; the stupidity that is making for revolution. Miss Crozier says: ”1 draw my illustrations directly from the life in the Greater New York, but that because New York is the heart? That is, New York city is the center of the ‘emotional’ life of the nation. The daiy?hters of the officer of the village church come to Delmonicoj^ to order their first cocktail or similar stimulant. To 'drink intoxicants’ injftheir own village would Injure the fanner's standing, and so. reduce dlvkWViOS drawn from the fac tory. "teVien let us understand in opening this Y»tse««sion on the phases of stupidity that are making for revolution, that I draw' my illustrations from Gotham, from the life as I see it lived about me from day to day; at Delmonlco’s, Burns, The Greek, in Chinatown and at Zeltleins’. “The arguments that I make will apply just as well to those who live in the large towns of Georgia, to Cincinnati, O.. to Birmingham, Ala., and Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn. “The list of 'places' In New York city, to which 1 refer can he given more at length, likewise the places in the south and central west, of which I know the social life, but those given are sufficient for consideration. “Now in discussing In detail the stupid ity and Its various phases of my friends, acquaintances and of the stranger that I meet about the city and on my jour neys. r want to be understood as dealing In personalities. I am sick and tired of groups of women talking about 'condi tions’ and 'other people’s' responsibilities. I have consented to give these classes, and the notes of the same for the annual consideration of $10—the usual price for a course of five of my lessons—for the reason that 1 will derive much satisfac tion from simply telling my women friends what I think of them. “Mimeographed notes will be mailed at least once a month, if oftener subscrib ers will be requested to acknowledge the same by returning some stamps, Mimeo graphing costs about one cent a page reckoned by the thousand. “To return to the stupidity of the rich In the category of ’the rich' I, personally, would include the lecture—that is, the I non-wage-earning classes, whatever tlie ! amount of Income, or the standing with the exclusive ‘set.’ “I doubt, however, if Miss Atherton will accept this amendment. I suspect she Is directing her prophecy at those of income sufficient to be classed among the 'society folks,' using the term society in the sense it conveys to the 'lady' re porter or average newspaper woman. “The lesson will he devoted to such an analysis of the stupidity of the rich as will insure that each person present will be able to carry away an Impression or argument that they can pass on to others. “These notes will show just one sugges- i tion. 1 indicate the 'stupidity,' that 1 knowr is responsible for much of the pres ent demoralization. “Among the 'stupidities’ of the rich may I be mentioned: “(A) The tendency to rush every ac- | I tlvlty. even those of an educational | nature, into five or six feverish months, months so over-full that their end finds ‘the leisure* nervously, hysterically, anx ious to get out of town, or at least to 'close up’ everything that has been main tained during the winter. “In New York tills tendency has led In I limes past to most disastrous results: j Civics, lectures looking to the spiritual and social development of the individual, | etc., are crowded Into some twenty-six weeks, and Just so soon as the rank and file of intelligent wage-earners have a little breathing spell everything is marked 'closed,’ and why? Thousands and tens of thousands of young men and young women are still here and must remain here. These young men are voters, but they are left to their own ennui, the pleas ures of the cheap restaurant and the recreation furnished by the political agi tator w’ho in this metropolis neither slum bers nor sleeps. Then, on Thursday. April 5. 1900, we will, in common counsel, elab orate tills 'stupidity.’ | “Tills ostrich method of the rich; their i Impression that nothing is 'doing’ because | of their absence from the city, brought. , decisive results during the summer of 1005. i and yet with that blindness that will not j see, these same classes will do just the ! same the coming season. Now let us face a few facts." phanage and sew for the chllden. Philan thropic persons contribute to its support and In this way the Sister Angelica man ages the business affairs of the orphan age. Since It was opened she has been at the head of the institution. There are five other sisters. Father Duffy, the chaplain, Is considered very scholarly. His little house Is in the spacious ground, but he has breakfast in the reception room of the orphanage. For the children is a familiar and beloved figure and he often goes in the class rooms to hear them sing, which they' always do when there are visitors. But while the children love Father Duffy, they almost worship the Sister An gelica. Their eyes brighten whenever they get a glimpse of her and when she speaks every child smiles into her face with simple and beoutlful affection, the look that touches the heart and brings the tear to the eye. Even the little Beatrice, who has never spoken a word since she was carried to the orphanage, looks radiantly happy if only she can get one look at the Sister Angelica, kittle Beatrice, from the time she Is taken down stairs from her little white cot until she is carried up again, either sits In her carriage the live long day', or Is held In some one’s arms, fre quently the Sister Angelica’s. When she gets tired of looking down the long cor ridor, or wants to he taken out on the The Charm of a company dinner is greatly enhanced by the use of MAXWELL HOUSE v BLEND COFFEE Its delicious flavor, rich color and appetiz ing aroma make it doubly welcome to every user. HAVE IT ON YOUR TABLE. I 1S} 3 Lb SeaM CVn* Only’ At the^G R be E R S V/ l. CHEE.K-NEAl COFFEE CO. i NA HOUSTON t lawn and put under the trees, she can not make herself understood like the other children. Not a souivl has ever been hfeard to come from her throat. The Sister Angelica says that her vocal chords were affected by an attack of bronchitis. She hears everything and when she Is taken out with the other children she seems to enjoy listening to them sing. When the little Beatrice cries she puck ers up her face until her eyes are invis ible. Her face lopks like a crumpled rose leaf. But never a sound, and she might be crying piteously for hours without any one knowing It, not even a little moan, Just a great quiet, hushed kind of sob bing that seems too sad for utterance. It Is only the Sister Angelica who can comfort the little Beatrice. Once that she feels the Sister Angelica’s arms about her she smiles radiantly. "No one knows just what the Sister Angelica endures," Father Duffy was saying. "Her responsibilities are great! But her reward—the good priest paused— "Ah, the reward Is great!" ETHEL ARMES’ BOOK. The special Easter edition of "Midsum mer in Whittier's Country," by Ethel Armes of Birmingham (Advance Press), recalls the many favorable comments the book received at the time of its appear ance some months ago. Both in the southern papers as well as In the nor thern, in fact throughout the country, the young author received flattering recognition from leading book reviewers. Perhaps of the several reviews, that which appeared in the Boston Herald showed best how this charming little book was received. . "Out of Sunny Alabama." wrote one of the book reviewers on the Herald, "conies a little book of tender appreciation for the White Mountain country. The sub title Is ‘A Little Study of Sandwich Cen tre.’ The word study is not quite the one for this bit of poetic expression, this group of dainty, alluring, refreshing sketches. If the reader were making a visit to that beautiful mountain region It would surely be of service as a whim sical, sprightly guide to the inner mean ing of the mountains; and if the reader is. perchance, town-tied, it will serve to set his soul free from brick walls and asphalt streets for a perfect hour of wild adventure in the uplands of fancy. It is the merest morsel of a book, a little gray and white volume with decorative pen sketches by the. author. Much of the book is written with sweet whimsicallity, as where the author says: " ‘I felt as though I were about to enter into some terrible but sweet adventure some divine rendezvous. Shadows have such a fearful delight. 1 lay in them un til I was too frightened to get up.’ "Still other parts of the book are as In spirationally descriptive us a water color from a master in tills medium, or as boldly sung as a Norse saga.” After quoting extensively from the book, the Herald continues: « "This is Miss Arme s first book and Its charm suggests that the next volume will be a Stevensonian romance, or poetry, pure and simple." "There are bits of the real thing in it." said a New York critic. "It has the lift, The New Things in Artistic lo,s of novelty >u ill f\i iisui designs. Handsome Wall Panorc new decorative ef TTdll rdpeii. fects. The choicest creations of the best American and for eign manufacturers. Absolutely no obi goods. W. D. Colby Decorating Co., 1818 Second avenue. Birmingham’s Leading Cloik, Suit and Waist House After-Easter Attractions AT THE STORE FOR Exclusive Specialties Commencing Monday, April 16 Women’s New Waists White Jap Silk, Lingerie effect.$2.75 Lingerie Waists, Handsomely trimmed. 3.00 Mannish Shirts in Black and White checks, at_ 1.50 Sepacracte Silk Eton Coacts Absolutelv Perfect in Style, Fit and Finish $7.50, $13.50, $18.50, $25.00 The Latest in Spring Suits Smart Models in Gray Mixtures, Eton style.$25.00 Distinct Models in Taffeta Shirr Waist Suits_ 20.00 Washable Linen Suits, at..$7.50, 12.50, 15.00, 25.00 Neckwear Novelties Lace and Linen Tab Stocks, at.35c High-Class Embroidery Linen Stock, at .75c Washable Belts In Linen, Pique and Embroidery materials, 25c and 50c Second^Ave. FEDER k BERK You are missing volumes of satisiaction ii you are not using ORRIS FLOUR (THE BEST THAT MONEY CAN BIY.) the allure—the delay, the poignant expec tancy of passion." Some extracts from other reviewers are: "It is the breath of the mountain and it is sweet. It is all young, strong, grace ful line and the freshest color bathed in tlie clean, cool exhileratlng air of the high places." "The little book in Its Quakerish bluish gray is beautiful material, beautifully handled—its English limpid and clear and pure and simple." John Townsend Trowbridge wrote that it revealed a quick and delicate sense of beauty and that the prose style was lim pid, musical and brook-like, touched by poetic glimmerings. Charles Warren Stiddard declared that It was "utterly charming." and Josephine Preston Pea body writes: "It Is poetic, artistic and true.” Another critic declared that Miss Amies was "the very devil of a magician!" The book has been bought by a num ber of schools and libraries in New Eng land towns. (To be found at Loveman, Joseph & Loeb’s. WOMAN'S EXCHANGE. A special Easter menu will Vie served at the Woman’s Exchange on Monday. The luncheon will be elaborate and deli cious and during the luncheon hour, from 12 to 3 o’clock, the cafe will be thronged with luncheon parties. Several extra tables will be put in the cafe and the service will be as usual prampt and satis factory. The menu, wrhile delicious at all times, will be on Easter Monday quite eclipse any former occasion and the cuis ine of the exchange, pronounced perfect by men and women, will be emphasized in many delicacies. EASTER MUSIC. The choir of the Highland Presbyterian church has made elaborate preparations for the Easter music. Mrs.^Solon Jacobs will sing the ofTertory, Qiebcl’s "From Gloom to Glory.” The regular choir will be assisted by Mr. Farley and Mr. Scblegel. Mr. Farley will sing the ofTer tory at the song service this evening. Mrs. Oscar Gladden, who has recently moved to Birmingham from Indianapolis, Is now a member of the choir. She pos sesses a beautiful soprano voice. The church will be decorated. The following compose the choir: Mrs. Oscar Gladden, soprano; Miss Emily Koenig, soprano; Mr. C. P. Orr. tenor; Mr. J. K. Brockman, tenor; Mrs. R. Tobias Williams, alto; Mrs. Therese Evans, alto; Mr. Hugh Mar tin, bass; Mr. Robert D. Johnston, Jr., bass; Mrs. M. L. Mooring, director and organist. WILLI AM S-D ENT. Mr. and Mr*. George H.'Dent of Eu faula have issued invitations to the mar riage of their daughter, Helen, to Mr. Clark Williams of Birmingham on the afternoon of Tuesday, the 24th of April, at 3:30 o'clock nt the First Methodist church. ENGAGEMENTS. Mr. and Mrs. Simon Spiro announce the betrothal of their daughters. Fannie Rae, to Mr. Louis Carroll Ball, and Irene \V„ to Jonas Spiro. They will he at home from 3 to tf o'clock this afternoon at 170T> i Seventh avenue. .OPERETTA. Friday evening. April 20. the academic department of the Birmingham Seminary will give the operetta, “Golden Hair and The Three Bears." The entertainment promises to he very enjoyable, as the music will be good, the costumes pretty and the “Three Bears" Irresistibly funny. FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY. One of the most charming social events of the week will he the celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hughes at their home on Sixth avenue, North, April 19, from f> to 9 o’clock. Receiving with them will he Mrs. Hughes’ parents. Col. and Mrs. W. C. McTyeire, Dr. and Mrs. R. P. McTyerle, Dr. and Mrs. H. N. McTyeire. Mr. POLLOCK-SI tPHENS INSTITUTE. Capitol Park. BIRMINGHAM. ALA. Select day and boarding school for girls. Faculty, buildings, location, etc., all first class in every respect. For cat alogue address. MADAME CATHERINE DESCHAMP3 ELFORD. Principal. Both phones, 3S5. Mrs Rosa F. Monn ish, M.D, Specialty, Diseases of Women, Graduate of German and American Hos pitals and Colleges. Twenty-five years successful experience. Strictly first-class. 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