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IN THE CITY’S GARDENS
SOCIETY WOMEN EXPERTS BY ETHEL ARMES. There are more women in Birmingham | who comprehend and practice the art of gardening-on a tiny scale—than perhaps In any other A.sbama city. Thcie ate no gardens here that might with reason lie called really beautiful, as a white, but there's the null nt little circlet ‘itnderiy reared around sc many homes he *e that Is most atlraclue. The houses or the South High’ri la es pecially; they nre so lair with flowers thal (\ory sttenger passing Is hel l in sheer delight. The little siren voices! They call mere loudly in violet time arc rose time than now perhaps, and sense of the Cape Jcisramine, the p-K.rr.mite flowers, the purjto clematis, the wy-v.oiia and the magnolia—spring time it's poised mid-air—mist-like over the highland homes. One of the few' observations worth while ever made by that author so long since properly relegated to the less than juvo p»le shelf to-wit, Bulwcr Bytton, was a something or other about gardens; thal the folks who had flowers growing about their homes were almost hound to be con R’derably better than their neighbors who didn't. And that's straight fact; natter Mr. glories;" then she has grapes and plums and crab apples and many other kinds of fruit. And it is an utterly charming place. Mr. Hamilton delves In It as much —even more, than she. The Walker-Pereys have one famous plant! Everyone knows it. and In the spring everyone passes by to look ut It; it is "the Walker Percy's wysterta." And it Is a beauty. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Will John have an In finite number and variety of most lrter ecting plants, flowers and trees In heir home on Highland avenue. Color i and Mrs. J. W. Hush, on Eleventh avenue, have a hundred flowers; another delight ful tangle of a place that In the spring Is a glory. One of the world's celebrated gardens is of course that of Mount Vernon, con cerning which an article written recently Uy G. M. Jacobs In the Sunday Magazine* is of considerable Interest. "If the patriot would gaze upon the greatest, because the truest, existing memorial of "The First American." he should visit and study the gardens at Mount Vernon, which hear unmistakable evidence that Washington the horticul turist was as successful as was Washing ton the soldier and statesman. His gar dens are the only portions of his home that never have been restored. So filled are they with the spirit of their illustrious owner that lie seems never to have left • Pi tilt •.iMiwiFT.il •-,■•11 unit liii'iiinmiifr m* m»miimmi ■ ii— H—'rmii—nr. ... ... A FANCY HEAD—Painted by Lucile Douglas. Hulwer Lytton hardly Indulges In over much—unfortunately for him as well ns the world’s that's had him to read so long! However to return to gardens. Hack of "Avalon.” the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. I*. G. Harding In Glen Iris, there are beds of old fashioned flowers, every one of which Mth. Harding has planted and tended herself. It Is simply a begin ning yet and not to be seen from the front of the house, where the long sweep of lawn slopes t.o the winding driveway, a ' lawn by the way which Mrs. Harding guards Jealously from the encroachment of the flowers to the dire dismay of her English gardener, who laments most for lornly: "But's Its Just like n Haris 'iat, ma'am, without any trimmings!'' But the day for the “trimmings" has fortunately passed. To each house Its proper setting or lawn, first—and last— and then the vines and the flowers ub hid ing sweets. Which, of course, Isn't a bit English. Mrs. Robert Jemlson 1b another lover of flowers and garden devotee, and lias planted her hundreds of roses and all her other flowers, and laid out her gardens herself. Mrs. Aldrich Is one of the nuthor ltles on rose culture, and Mrs. William Mudd Walker Is becoming a novitiate. Phe, too, likes the old-fashioned flowers, and although the little plot of ground about her house is not a season old yet, she has had flowers since April. "Even though they are mostly Just corn flowers—they are something." she re marked, laughingly, and certainly they look very pretty In her dining room, blue matching blue. \t Mrs. Jemlson's garden party last spring In honor of Mrs. John Snow Jeml snn Jr every flower used in the decora tion's grew In her gardens, and so at Mrs. Harding’s, when the moonlight fete was given for Miss Marjorie Weaherly, the hollyhocks, daisies and sweet peas worn home-grown. It Is what are called the common gar den flowers that really make the pret tiest decorations after nil—and roses. Mrs Elliott has many old-fashioned flow ers and Mrs. T. A. Hamilton has u ( harm ing tangle of a garden-tier's being more English, perhaps. She calls It her Jungle. A little gate, very country-looking, opens Into a gravely path running by a rustle summer house at whose end gleams some brilliant purple flox. and over which open with such wide whiteness the "evening MISS V ANNIE REYNOLDS 208 Eighteenth St. (Ground Floor Birmingham Hotel.) Hair Dressing, Manicuring, Facial Massage. Shampooing, etc. Wrinkles Removed in 3 Weeks. Your Patronage Solicited. them, and the prettiest superstition that survives the materialism of the nineteenth century has its origin In his skill as a gordner, and his chivalrous love for a beautiful child whose biography is inter woven romantically with the history of Mount Vernon. "When, at the age of 21, ho rose from co-executor of his brother’s will to the ownership of this estate, the present man sion was a villa and the gardens did not exist. With his chain and compass, and the proficiency acquired by several years of service as surveyor for Lord Fairfax, he made measurements and plans, and be gan to improve, increase and adorn his Inheritance. For many years prior to his death, the name of Mount Vernon was a synonym for* manorial dignity; but only in the "mansion-house farm," two hun dred and thirty-seven acres of which con stitute the present holdings of the Ladies’ Mount Vernon association, does his own handiwork remain. "Though the grounds surrounding the mansion were laid out and cultivated in accordance with no ideas except his own, the result was a perfect copy of the eighteenth century gardens of the mother country. A military exile from Poland, who visited Mount Vernon in May, 1798, wrote: ‘The whole plantation, the garden and the rest, proved well that a man born with a natural taste may guess a beauty without* ever having seen its model. The general never lias left America, but when one secs his house, his home and his gar den, it seems us if he had copied the best samples of the grand old homesteads of Kn gland.' "The plan of the gardens, drawn by his own hands, hung for many years In the library of the mansion. It Indicated by name every tree and shrub, a large num ber of which today adorn the locations that he chose for them. He brought to his care for flower ami plant the same painstaking and accuracy of Judgment that he bestowed cm military questions or affairs of state. With him, wherever he went, he carried the image of Mount Ver non, and for him every tree and flowering plant had Its history. "To Increase the number of his trees was one of the most important occupa tions of his home life during the forty seven years of ills residence at Mount Vernon. Many of tlie oaks and horse chestnut trees sprank from acorns and bu» .yes brought by him from the bloody field of Monongahela. Still others were from his early home In Westmoreland county. The last tree planted by him was a magnolia grand!fl$ra, the trunk of which Is surrounded by n wire netting, as a protection from vandals. "In surveying and dividing the gardens. Washington reserved the south half for vegetables and the north half for flowers. To the latter Is attached the fonder In terest. Its walls, of brick and oyster-shell cement, still stand, seemingly firm enough pBBHHHHBHBB9BK^nHMBHBBKDHRnHB«3BDEflKaHBarZ'J<sns? T : W—SBB— Use a Detroit Vapor Stove tor Safety and Good Cooking They are absolutely safe, durable, handsome in appearance and cost less to operate than any stove on the market. 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The memory of DafayeiU is kept green by the splendid Kentucky coffee tree overhang ing the south wall. This tree and two hydrangea bushes were brought from Montieello to Mount Vernon and planted there by the French hero, who, in com mon with other distinguished visitors, was Invited to leave his clgn-manuai on these historic gardens. Four line calycanthus bushes, also originally from the estate of Thomas Jefferson, and much more than a century old, are known by the names of Adams, Jefferson, Madison and Monroe# Washington’s closest successors In the presidency. They adorn the northwestern portion of the flower garden, in the corner of which stands a little hexagonal build ing originally erected for a seed house. Eventually it became the school room in which Eleanor and George Washington Parke Curtis received the rudiments of their education. '•Within the walls ana sepanupu irum them hy a hroail and smooth walk, Is the wonderful boxwood, planted just one hun dred and fifty years ago, and forming an inner boundary for the entire garden. As In the days of Washington, it is kept smoothly and sparely clipped to the width of three and the height of four feet. '1 he flower beds, designed and outlined hy him, are quaint enclosures of boxwood. In and about them roses, syringas and ge raniums still dispense their frugrnnee throughout tiie summer and cosmos, ul thea, nasturtium, eanna and southern wood flourish as of yore. "Near the southern walk, within the shadow of a pear tree planted hy Wash ington, flourishes a large, climbing rose bush, planted also hy him. Kach year, for more than a century and a quarter, It has borne blossoms of a delicate,( sea shell pink. This the master of Mount Ver non, in honor of his mother, named the Mary Washington rose. Upon another rose tree, In the northeast corner, he bestowed the name of the little dark-haired, dark eyed, pink-cheeked maiden who flitted about her grandmother's distinguished husband, while he labored among Ills : fruits, flowers and vegetables, who re joiced In the Mount Vernou gardens as fondly ns did lie, and who, In sunshine and shadow, loved him always and feared him not at all. Both these historic rose hushes are about six feet in height and both bloom from early sprltig until late autumn. "The Nellie Custls rose is as white as snow. It is of the double variety, with thick, soft, velvety petals, and a perfume both rare and sweet. According to a tradition preserved by the slaves of the plantation, and hy them handed down to the illustrious representatives of the houses of Washington and Custls, It was within the shadow of this rose-bush that Lawrence Lewis, favorite nephew of Washington's, told Nellie Custls that ho loved her and received her promise that she would be his wife. This promise came to fulfilment at “early candle-light" on February 22. 1799—a day as bright and genial as an early May day. On this, the last anniversary of ills life, "the general' gave In the marriage service the bride's hand to his nephew, who was tall and finely proportioned, and bore a striking resemblance to his mother s illustrious brother. "Wherefore, though to this day the rose bush has kept the secret of the charming Courtship that led to a supremely happy marriage, it exercises for the benefit of later lovers a magic influence. This be neficent spell was first discovered hy a visiting friend of the youthful Mrs. Lewis', who presented to her hesitating lover an exquisite rose from this bush, with results satisfactory to both. Since then countless other maidens, by varying methods, have obtained for their timid or indifferent sweethearts a blossom or a bud from this charmed rosotree. "The present horticulturist at Mount Vernou, from years of experience and observation. Is a firm believer in the match-making powers of this rose. Though still on the sunny side of middle life, he is a gallant of the old school, and feels no small degree of pride In the happy marriages which he. ns custodian of the rose, has assisted in bringing about. However, he confesses to at least one matrimonial experiment that later proved a failure. Not long ago, a woman visit ing the beautiful old garden said to him: "'Five years ago I followed your in structions in reference to the Nellie Custls rose They brought me a hushand. I now wish to know whether this garden afford* anything that will enable me to got lid of him.' . , ,. "With a twinkle in his eyes, and In the sympathetic tones that betokened th^ warm hearted Hibernian, Gardener Whe lan replied: 'No, madam. You'll have to get an axe for that.’ "If unable to present to her faltering lover one of ita roses or buds, a maiden should tell him the story of the rose treo within Its shadow, or within what might he considered hearing distance of It. The spell is said to be potent, also, if the youth who does not know his own mind can he brought near enough Just to inhale the fragrance of Its blossoms. When all the roses have fallen, the maiden desper ately in earnest yet has an additional resource: to gather a few of the petals, and contrive to place them under her sweetheart's pillow." AT SOUTHERN CLUB. At the table d'hote dinner to be served this evening in the rathskeller the follow ing programme will be rendered by Cai man's orchestra: s March—Coronation . Meyerbeer Ovetrue—Zampa .e. llerold Selection—Lucia dl Lammamoor..Donizetti AValtr—Marelienbllder . Gungl Interme**o—Zeultle .. ,r. Moret Selection—Ipagllaoo . Leoncavallo Selection—Society Circus . Luders Violin—Largo . Haudel VIol 1 ne—Irn muerel (request!.Schumann Cornet Solo—Selected . Fred Nappl Overture—Marltana . Walace MRS. REID ELECTED MANAGER. Mrs. John B. Reid of this city has re cently been appointed manager of the woman's department of the Montgomery fair. Mra. Reid has been identified with Birmingham since its very beginning as a city and has appointed and directed many works of public importance and value. She is an indefatlgueable worker, whole hearted, sincere and earnest, and one of the most interesting women In the state. The Montgomery Advertiser, speaking of her recent appointment, says: “A woman of state Importance who ts visiting Montgomery now is Mrs. John B. Reid of Birmingham, who has been ap pointed manager of the woman's depart ment of the fair to be held in October. “Mrs. Reid is a woman of magnetic' personality, with a dash and a charm which, added to her cleverness and her tine executive ability and capacity for organizing and managing, render her a most suitable person for the position she has accepted. Mrs. Reid Is an unusually good, ‘strong talker’ for a woman. She has a habit of trying to help the power of Illustration when she wishes to bring one to her way of thinking—and she Is usually successful in this undertaking. “Mrs. Reid was formerly Miss Au gusta Randolph of Blount Springs. She is a sister of Mr. John Randolph of this dty, where she has often visited and has hosts of friends." , DISTRICT NURSING. In connection with the Social settlement work now being conducted with such suc cess In Atlanta the district nursing has recently been organized. The Atlanta Georgian gives an inter GIFTED SOUTHERNERS TWO MARYLAND GIRLS J CAROLINE LOUGHBOROUGH, THE YOUNG SOUTHERN WRITER. Daisy Loughborough and her younger sister Caroline live In an old-fashioned stone house a hundred years old In Mary land. The place Is named “Milton,” and lies off the deserted Glen Echo track In Montgomery county, several miles out of Washington along the River road. Just a stone's throw from the house near the old bell that was formerly used for calling the slaves In from the fields, on the site of an old mill. Miss Lough borough has built her studio. She began her work as a student in the Corcoran Art school and later studied with Chase. She has done much portrait work, but her landscape studies are rather more inter esting. For this she has a rare gift and a sense of color delicate and true. ITer sister Caroline, whose picture Is re produced hero, has but recently entered upon her career as a writer, and much Is presaged for her future. She is very young still and has accomplished but lit tle to speak of so far, but she has an extraordinary talent. These young southern girls are daugh ters of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lough borough, members of one of the most prominent families in the state of Mary land. On their mother’s side they are related to the finest of the old Virginia houses for generations hack and are cousins of a number of women writers of this country; Amelia Rives, M. Q. McClelland, Fanny Johnston and numbers of others, while their mother is a most brilliant woman. Their father settled at Milton after his term of service In the Confederate army expired—at Appomattox. One of the oth er Loughborough estates where his family first lived xidjoins the large place bought a few years ago by John R. McLean, and was sold some time ago to the late Secre tary Whitney. The Loughborough road, one of the most beautiful in Washington City that winds over the hills to the Poto mac wxis named for this family. Miss Loughborough and her sister were l)orn at Milton and have always lived here, a very quiet, obscure life, working and studying. And they are among the most interesting and talented of the southern girls now coming to the front. fisting account of this work In a recent Issue: "The social purpose Is abroad In the world today. Its aim is to teach the brotherhood of man. nnd to revelop every memher of society to the full measure of his capacity for usefulness and happi ness. In the slums of great cities, In the mill districts, and wherever men and women are herded together In ignorance and poverty, the most powerful nganet of the social purpose has veen found to be tho settlement. "SVhot, exactly. Is a settlement?” , some of us are asking In the south, where the work Is almost unknown. It Is a neighborhood home. In the congested and povcrty-slricken city districts where one room often serves as a dwelling place for an entire family, the Settlement homo supplies parlor, library, school, gymnas lus, church and often kitchen. It offers a meeting ground for parents, children arid settlement workers, and creates the social atmosphere necessary to the de velopment of any community, where ex istence Is little more than apathetic, It vitalises the Interests of life and makes them common interests. “The reseldents and workers in the settlement home aro men and women of culture and education—I should have said men and women of heart and sense. Though often college-bred and always from the better paths of life, they know that the settlement resident who has an Intellectual and scientific Interest In social conditions, may teach, hut may also learn, from those whom ho tries to help. The settlement worker receives much, because he gives much. ” 'When I give. I do not give alms nor a little charity; when I give, I give my self.’ "These men and women believe in giv ing themselves, for the principle of settle ment work Is personal and not Institution al. They believe In friendliness rather than patronage. They believe in an in timate knowledge and intelligent under standing of the lives of the poor, rather than in the giving of dollars through a charity syndicate. "They believe, despite the apathy, the sfcrdldness, the little meannesses of tho very pdor. that even these are the sons of God and It doth not appear what they shall he. "To this day there are many who do The Luxuries oi Life come seldom to some of us, but you may delight every day In a steaming cup of the best drinking Coffee on earth. MAXWELL HOUSE BLEND '*• Always Pleases. Always Pure ^ 18) 3 lb Sealed Cant-Only1 At tfie'dG R O C EL R S i CHEEK-NEAL COFFEE CO. I NA^HViL-te HOUSTON f not know that in the heart of Atlanta flourishes a settlement—not an attempt nor an experiment, but a real settlement established and conducted along the ad vanced lines of such work in Boston, New York and Chicago. For three years the young women who have made the Meth odist Home settlement, situated just off Decatur street, for the operation of Fud ton Bag and Cotton mills, have worked so modestly that not until the settlement had passed the experimental stage and had crystalized Into a perfectly organized charity did it become even slightly known to the public. JOHNSON-BURCH. The engagement of Miss Lauretta Burch, the niece of Mr. and Mrs. Rich ard D. Burnette, to Mr. Frants E. John son of Louisville is announced. The wed ding will take place in this city early in September. IN HONOR OF MRS. CABANISS. Mrs. E. H. Cabanlss Is being exten sively entertained In Atlanta, where she Is visiting Mrs. Daniel M. Cabanlss. A luncheon was given In her honor last Friday by Miss Evelyn Orme, of which the Atlanta Journal gives the following account: •‘The whole house was made more at tractive with tall vases of golden glow, and the dining room table had for Its cen terpiece a great botj^ of the flowers. The table talk was on tmi subject of "Women of Today,” and the hours spent delight fully discussing this interesting topic and enjoying the delicacies prepared." ‘‘Miss Mildred Cabanlss entertained at a bridge party yesterday in honor of Mrs. Edward H. Cabanlss. Her guests included sixteen of her friends. Mrs. Ed ward Cabanlss is a sister of Governor Jelks of Alabama, and her homo in Birf mlngham is the center of a very delight** ful social life. She Is one of the most popular, attractive and cultivated women In Alabama society."—Atlanta Georgian. PRIZE *POEM. Clement R. Wood, aged 17 years, son of Sterling A. Wood of Birmingham, won the first prize offered some time ago by the St. Nicholas Magazine for a poem. Young Wood captured r good badge offered by the same magazine for a poem last April. Following is the poem which won the cash prize, and which was published In the St. Nicholas for August: THE SUNLIT HILLS. Two ranges high of hills are nigh; The one sees sunlight never; The other lies beneath fair skies. Where shines the bright sun ever; Here grief, there Joy, the breezes nils— The sunless and the sunlit hills. For over there are mountains drear, Where clouds are ever hovering; And not a ray of sunshine gay Can pass the murky covering; The rocks are bare of shrub or tree; It is ll abode of misery. But here, the breeze sings melodies Where brooks are laughing gaily, And violets sweet leap up, to greet The welcome sunshine dally; The sunlight comes, and cheerfulness Doth hills and trees brjoks possess. And there will be n t'm-v when we Must choose whereon to wander; Whither the hills where sunlight thrills. Or the dim mountains yonder; Then choose aright, and may our voice Declare the sunlit hills our choice. FOR MISS TRIMBLE. An Informal card party wag given by Miss Mary Trimble last Wednesday even ing in honor of her cousin, Miss Trimble, from Arkansas. Tho following guests were present: Miss Verona Marks, Miss Alberta Fulghum. Miss Ella Smith. Miss Caroline Chisholm, Miss Annie Reid. Miss Hrott Reid, Mr. Chisholm, Mr. Fulghum, Mr. Duncan and Mr. John Trimble. Mr. Mnrye Dabney. Mr. Henry Redd, Mr. Dunlap and Mr. Charles Marks. Miss Trimble and her sister are among tho most popular of the mid-summer visi tors, and have made many friends during their stay. IN HONOR OF MR. COST. A member of a prominent Virginia fam j ily, who has been visiting In the city during this past week, is Mr, Edward Francis Cost of Portsmouth. Va., vice Birmingham’s Leading Cloak, Suit and Waist House. The Store — Exclusive and ForS,y,c New Suits Dislinc,ivc And Smartness ===== Specialties and Skirts 7 For Autumn 1906 Are at ouce distinguishable for their real beauty and cor rect elegance. The Rapid Way In Which New Suits and Skirts are selling proves our eagerness to possess the new garments early. New Suits from $19.50 to $50.00 New Skirts from $5.00 to $20.00 Special Sale of New Neckwear For Which this store is Famous. Extreme novelties in Tailor-made stocks; beautiful ef fects—1906 Fall Creations. 35c, 59c, and 75c Elegant Display of New Shirt Waists and Belts Final Clearance Sale ot Women’s Summer Outer Garments at the lowest prices ever asked SecondAve. FEDER BERK Second Ave. } '- - RIGHT now, when summer is waning and society sleeps, we find our flower trade is as good as it used t to be in brisk seasons when we thought it very good indeed. Just widened our territory away outyonder—that’s all. and we have done it because the people have learned that we are DEPENDABLE, in quantity, in quality, in our way of packing and in our prompt shipments. All the same we are grateful for this abundant patronage. JOHN L. PARKER FLORIST AND GROWER For All Alnltnnia nod Nenrliy Staten. Woodward Handing;. llirinlnaliani. president of the Seaboard Air Line. He returned Thursday. Dinners and luncheons at the Southern and Country clubs have been given every day In his honor. Among the guests at the dinner Wednesday at the Country club were: Mr. and Mtb. .lack Johnson, Mr. and Mr*. F. A. Odder, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Bhipman, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Matthews, Mrs Frunces De Bardeleben, Mr. J. O. Cantrell. Mr. Henry B. Gray, Mr. Charles A. Martin of Savannah, Mr. Bradley J. Saunders. NOTES AND PERSONALS. Mrs. George F. Jackson and Miss June Jackson are visiting the summer cottage of Mrs. Jackson s brother. Mr. H. Carroll Pullen, on the shore of Lake Hebron In Maine Mrs. Charles P. Pullen and Mls3 Marguerite Pullen of Brooklyn are also guests at "The Birches." • • • Miss Hannah Washington will leave next Wednesday for Savannah where sho will take the steamer for Boston. She will then go to the Maine coast to spend the remainder of the summer. • • • Miss Saidie Mallam has returned from Chicago where she has been studying voice under Miss Ijeila Breed and oratoria under Dr. Charles F., Allen for the past season and will return the first of Septem ber to continue her studies and to fill a number of engagements to sing at private musleales. She is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Y. L. Sims, during her visit here. • • • Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Richey have gone on a visit to their daughter, Mrs. Ralph Ramseur, In Asheville, N. C. , • • • The lawn fete postponed from last Thursday by the ladles of Our T<ady of Sorrows church will be given tomorrow from 6:30 until 10 o'clock p. m. on the church lawn. Avenue F and Fourteenth street. In case of rain It will be given In the school room. * • • Mrs. M. c. Beers and Mrs. W. D. Holmes entertained at a "thimble party" Wednesday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Holmes' mother. Mrs. J. H. Frnunees of Phlladelphna. Thirty guests were pres ent and were served delightful refresh ments. Miss Ceclle Myers and Miss Mary Sue Brazeal presided at the punch bowl. • • • Mr. Carl F. Wlttlchen left yesterday for Virginia Beach. Norfolk and Baltimore on a pleasure trip of several weeks. ♦ • • lilts Minnie Park of Wfiycross. Ga.. is tt>c guest of Mrs. Robert Mel.ester and will remain here during the winter as one of the teachers in the public schools. Miss Pauline Browning is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Brett Brown at their home on Sixth avenue. 0 0 0 A moonlight picnic was given last Wednesday evening by a party of young people of the South Highlands. They were chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. Pope Seals; Miss Josephine McKnight. 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