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Miss Rich Gives Dance at the Phoenix Club—Mr. and Mrs. Jul
ian Gorham Entertain For Their House Guest—Interest
ing Events of Today—Afternoon Teas For Visi
tors—Luncheon Bridge—Other Festivi
Who Will Flay Tomorrow at the Music Study Club Morning Meeting
The dance at the Phoenix club last
•\er.1ng with Miss Ceoile Rich as hostess
was one of the most enjoyable affairs
of the winter for the younger people. Miss
Rich invited 100 of her friends, and the
personnel of her list included many of
the most prominent young people in the
dancing set. The presence of visiting
folk has added to the gayety of affairs
at the Phoenix club during the brief mid
winter season, and last evening much of
the enjoyment arose from the part that
a coterie of vivacious and lovely young
* women and a number of young men
from out of town had in the dance and
the dainty supper which followed.
Miss Ricii is one of the younger beau
ties of Birmingham. Always exquisitely
gowned, her lovely dark eyes and expres
sive face alight with animation, she is
one of the admired personages in any as
sembly. She was attired for her dance
in a French robe fashioned of w hite chif
fon embroidered in pink roses and stud
ded with rhinestones; a rhinestone buckle
confined the drapery of tlie skirt and
garlands of pink rosebuds completed the
iiin.'ming of the bodice. She curried a
. great cluster of American Beauty roses.
One of the interesting visitors was Miss
Myrtle Levy of Indianapolis, who is with
Miss Mena Holzer. She was in light blue
mcssaline veiled in white chiffon, in
v hich was introduced a touch of pink.
Miss Holzer wore a stunning pink bro
cade gown.
Miss Irma Levi was noted in a white
c);urnicuse dancing frock trimmed wdth
marabout and crystals. She carried Amer
ican Beauties. ^Miss Claire Mayer, w'ho is
lier guest, was there in white charmeu.se
draped with coral chiffon. Jler flowers
were white roses. Miss Alice Levi wore
pink embroidered chiffon embellished with
real lace. Miss Minna Adler, who is tlie
guest of Mrs. Rdgar Adler, wore a crystal
robe over flesh tinted charmeuse in which
*he was most attractive. Miss Gold, who
is with Mr. and Mrs. Morris Adler, was
another visitor wearing a lovely ball
gown, and during the evening many were
noted in the throng of dancers in the ball
The club was tastefully decorated for
>1 isc Rich's dance. Smilax, palms and
ferns were placed in the several apart
But for Fifteen Long Years,
Mrs. Dickson Could Not
Stand on Her Feet for
Any Length of Time
Dallas, Tex.—"I cannot recommend Car.
8ui, the woman's tonic, too highly,'’
writes Mrs. Tt. J. Dickson, of 'J907 Eryan
. 8treet, this city. “It is the greatest
boon to those suffering from womanly
trouble, In existence.
For 15 years, I was a sufferer from
such severe pains, caused from womanly
trouble, I could not walk, or even stand
on my feet, long at a time. 1 also had
backaches and headaches. I commenced
taking Cardui, the woman's tonic, and
now I can walk anywhere I want to, do
my own work, and feel better than I
have for ten years.
• X am so thankful that I took your med
icine, as I feel like a new woman en
My advice to all women is to try
Caruui, the woman's tonic, when they
foel they need a tonic, as it will certainly
do for them what It has don* for me.”
Cardul goes to the weak spots and
helps to make them strong. It is for the
weak, tired, nervous, irritable women,
who feel as though everything were
wrong, and who need something to quiet
their restless nerves and strengthen
their wornout systems.
Thousands .of women now enjoy good
health as a result of taking Cardui.Why
not you? Try it. At all druggists.
jg. B.—Write toi Chattanooga Medi
cine Co., Indies' Advisory Dept., Chat
tanooga, Tenti., fur Special Instructions
an your case and 61-page hook. "Home
Treatment for Women," sent In plain
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merits ami made u handsome background
tor the multi-colored gowns and flowers.
In tiie dining room, from which a plate
v a served, pink carnations and narcissi
adorned the bonbon table in the center,
on which rested compotes and trays filled
with dainty trifles.
The Country club, which has recently
been the scene of almost continuous gay
ety. so lively did society become after
Christinas, was chosen by Miss Mary Lou
('-•lib for the afternoon tea with which
she introduced her two winsome visit
oi .*, Miss Lois Rennie and Miss Hen
riann Early, yesterday afternoon. The
tea table was placed in tlie sun parlor,
where a huge basket stood on the bonbon
table- filled with various garden flowers.
The small coffee room was affeo brought
into use and attractively decorated.
Miss Cobb's guests included the mem
j here of the Highland Clan and the Bach
elor Girls, with a few additional friends.
Sim was assisted in receiving by the two 1
honorees, Miss Rennie and Miss Early. 1
and by a few of the visiting girls. Miss
Cobb wore a pink brocade reception
gown with a chiffon overdress. Miss j
Curly was in lavender, an accoraeon
pleated chiffon of clever design, and Miss
Rennie wore blue. Miss Carol Woodson,
who assisted in receiving the guests, wore
white lace, ami her sister, Miss Clara
l/oe Woodson, was in blue velvet of the
Copenhagen shade. Miss Rosalind Sayre
was a handsome member of the receiving
party, and Miss Jettaileen Farley an
other, who was becomingly gowned. Miss
Virginia Abbott received in a handsome
green gown made en traine. and Miss
Ellie Gordon Robinson in lavendar and
lacc with pink rosebud garnitures. Miss
Margaret Robertson and her guest, Miss
Kate Taylor of Richmond, were two
pretty members of the receiving coterie. A
number of cards were loft during the tea
Mis. Julian A. Gorham was hostess last
evening at an informal dame in compli
ment to her sister. Miss Amalia Shoher, ee
clever and attractive North Carolina girl.
Forty of her friends in the younger set
shared the pleasures of the evening, anel
the Gorham residence on Elm street was
the see^e of the festivity.
Winter greenery and dowers, the warm,
rh li red of carnations and roses against
festoons of southern smllax, made the
surroundings exceptionally attractive.
Pink blossoms, however, were employed
in the decorative appointments of ono of
the apartments. A punch bowl was kept
tilled during the evening and sandwiches
and coffee were served from the dining
Mrs. Gorham was unassisted by a re
ceiving party. Her mother, Mrs. Shoher,
a gracious, gentle lady in a soft hack
gown, and Miss Shoher, wearing a becom
ing pink chiffon dancing frock, accordeon
pleated and trimmed with crystal luce,
stood with her to wecome the guests. Mrs.
Gorham, who Is always very pretty, wore
a white lace gown for her dance.
Her guests were Miss Mary Bradshaw.
Miss Luctte Gregg, Miss Ixiuise Archibald,
Miss Clara I.ee Woodson, Miss Ruth
Haynes, Miss Evelyn Glass. Miss Chris
tine Glass, Miss Isabel Cobbs, Miss Mary
Cobbs, Miss Mary Chollet Berney, Miss
Julia Ware, Miss Dryer, Miss Edith Bow
1011, Miss Martha Dabney. Miss Baldwin,
Miss Amy Chenoweth, Miss Felicia Streit,
Miss Betty Carter of Kentucky, Mr. ,.d
Notment. Mr. W. D. Fonville, Mr. B. M.
Alien, Mr. Riley, Mr. Maurice Henderson,
Mr. Cary Baker, Dr. Walter Scott, Mr.
House Mabry, Mr. Robert Mabry, Mr.
Wr.tkins Andrews, Dr. William Bong. Mr.
W. II. Bason, Mr. White. Mr. Wiley
Ballard, Mr. Streit and Dr. E. F. Buckle.
Owing to a very recent bereavement
in the bride's family, and her conse
quent mourning, the marriage of Miss
Miriam Spiro and Mr. Victor Gluck
was entirely private. It took place yes
terday at noon at the bride’s home, 1114
South Thirteenth street, and only the
family circle witnessed the vows, which
were pronounced by Dr. Morris New
lield of Temple Emanu-El. After a
bridal dinner Mr. and Mrs. Gluck de
parted for their honeymoon, to be spent
in San Antonio and other plates in
Miss Spiro was attired for her wed
ding in white lingerie, with which she
wore a bridal veil, and carried a bou
quet of bride roses, laying aside for
tlie time, the black which she is wear
ing. and appearing as a genuine bride.
Her brother, Mr. Jonas Spiro entered
with her for the vows, but there were
no attendants.
Mr. and Mrs. Gluck will be at home
after a few weeks at 1114 South Thir
teenth street. He is a well known rail
road man of this city and his bride
is popular among a very large circle
of friends.
The regular meeting of the Music
Study club tomorrow morning ut 10:30
o’clock at Clark & Jones hall will be
devoted to Grieg. The study followed
this year by the organization is Nor
way, and the programme will include
some of the choice numbers by this
wonderful composer and presented by
leaders in the local musical cult. It
promises tq he a decided treat ami will
include the following:
Deader—Mrs. Redd. 1. Piano duet,
Symphonic Dances, Mrs. L. J. Davids
and Miss Ruth Haynes. 2. Songs,
fa) A Swan, (b) The Princess, (c) A
Dream. (d) Strolling Minstrel Song,
fe) With a Violet. Miss Ruth Weir.
.1. Piano and caprice from Joelster. (b)
Six Poetic ^Tone Pictures, Mrs. G. If.
J>avis. 4. Song, Autumn Gale, Mrs. M.
Fries. 5. Peer Gynt Story. Told by
Mrs. B. F. Wilkerson. Peer Gynt
Suite for two pianos, eight hands. Mes
damen bowman, Block, Davis and Miss
Robinson. 6. At the Cloister Gate,
soprano solo, alto solo, chorus. Mrs.
Oscar Stevenson, soprano. Mrs. M. Fies,
alto. Chorus of 30 voices.
The final arrangements for the Schar
wenka recital will be made at this
Wednesday Morning Bridge club with
Ml*s Margaret Terrell.
• * *
Table d’hote luncheons at the Country
• * *
Mrs. Robert Jemison entertains at
luncheon at tlie club for Mrs. John G.
* * *
Miss Emmie Barnett gives a luncheon
at the Country club in compliment to Mrs.
Eoftus Cuddy of Cleveland, o.
• * *
Mrs. Pevsner s lecture to the women of
Birmingham at Clark and J ones hall, 3
• # •
The Chautauqua Circle meets with Mrs.
W. E. Woodruff.
• • •
The Norwood Five Hundred club meets
with Mrs. W. A. Munger.
* * *
Mrs. Owen C: 11 espy entertains at 5
o’clock tea for Miss Carter Shaefer.
• * •
| Klm-Kelly chapter, Daughters of IS'.’,
meets with Mrs. C. M. Tardy.
• • *
Major and Mrs. Edward Magruder Tut
I wiler give a reception to Bishop and. Mrs.
[John O. Murray ut their home.
« * •
Mr. Elliott’s interpretation of "The
Fortune Hunter” at the High school the
1'oUrth number in the Eyceum course.
The Tuesday Luncheon-Bridge club held
a delightful meeting yesterday with Mrs. j
Ghurles M. Nice at her home. Prior to j
the games, a delicious luncheon was
served in courses at the three small tables
placed in the living room. The prize for
the top score was a Parisian ivory pic
ture frame, and the consolation trophy a
pair of pink silk shades.
Those who took part In the games were
Miss Mary Grove of Philadelphia, Miss
Agnes Terrell, Mrs. Felton Wimberly.
Mrs. William Mudd. Mrs. Groom Beatty.
Mrs. Andrew .Ramsay, Mrs. Harrington
Heflin, Mrs. Henry Dean. Mrs. Edward
Durham, Mrs. Robert Gregory, Mrs.
David Roberts, Miss Marianne Hamilton,
and Miss Mary Ware.
Tills evening Mr. Edward Elliott v ill
present tl>e fourth number in the Lyceum
course. Mr. Elliott inaugurates this year
his twenty-second year in his art ,of en
acting “StorisH from the Stage." These
years have been deovted wholly to his
profession—a life work—and today ho
stands as an exemplification of the best,
attainments, highest aims, and most last
ing successes of the lyceum.
“The Fortune Hunter,’ the play Mr. El
liott Is to give here, is one of the most
perfect modern American comedies, telling
an original, very amusing, pathetic and
beautiful story of the every day life of
every day, real human peopple, and you
cannot help but become intensely inter
ested because one of the characters in
vi ur own self, maybe. Tn his presentation
of Mr. Winched Smith’s great comedy.
Mr. Elliott has reached the acme of his
stage career.
Mr. Elliott stands for the lyceum as the
mural and intellectual substitute for the
theatre, lie ^.ikes some play that has
been a great success and credit to the
stage and arranges it into a concise story
told by the characters. These characters
>are acted out, made real living people -
no wig>. scenery nor costumes are em
ployed, but you are made to see the play
as vividly almost as though acted out by
a company of players. You hear it with
an artistic, unity, a definiteness and in an
atmosphere impossible in any stage per
The Equal Suffrage association of Bir
mingham will present Madame Bella
Pevsner of Palestine, the distinguished
traveler and lecturer, tills afternoon at
Clark and Jon*m hall. All women of Bir
mingham are cordially invited to heai
Madame Pevsner present her views of
“The Status of Woman and the Impor
tance of Equal Suffrage.” The invitation
is general.
Mrs. James McLester entertained a lim
ited number of her friends yesterday at
afternoon tea in compliment to Mrs. Paul
ChalJfoux of Lowell, Mass., Mrs. Ernest;
Caylor of Honolulu and Mrs. Kelinon
Thetford of Boligee. All three are former
Birmingham girls and the tea was ir
langed to give their friends an oppor
tunity to see them again.
The occasion was most informal £nd
delightful. About 50 of Mrs. McLestar’s
friends met together over the teacups and
cue of the features of tfceir enjoyment
was an impromptu musical programme
presented by Miss Jessie May Perkins
with her violin, t^pd Miss Edith Bowron
at the piano.
Mrs. McLester. Mrs. Everhard Meade,
Miss Belle Roberts, Miss Emily Somer
ville. Miss Fredrika Ferguson and several
The marriage of Miss lone E. Smith
a ad Mr. Edward Sullivan of Fort Worth,
'rex., was solemnized yesterday morning
at 8:;»0 o'clock very quietly at the Church
of the Blessed Sacrament, In West End.
The Father Riley was the officiant.
A programme of nuptial music was pre
sented by Mrs. R. G. Elston and Miss
Markaret Travers, with Miss Blanch Decy
at the organ.
There were two bridal attendants. Miss
Claire Bowie, maid of honor, and Mrs.
R. G. Christopher, matron of honor. Mr.
| Sullivan’s best man was Mr. Alvin Waeh
ter. Mr. R. G. Christopher gave the bride
in marriage, :ls they stood for the cere
money at an altar of green above which
were many white tapers.
Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan will visit New
York, Philadelphia and other eastern
j points before going to their home in Fort
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Stewart and
1 their little son, S. H, Stew*art.^ Jr.,
left yesterday for Cincinnati and Chat
tanooga for a visit.
• * *
Miss Emily Harrison, the daughter
of I)r. and Mrs. Groce Harrison of
Mountain Terrace, is still at the South
Highland infirn>ary. where she under
went an operation last week for appen
dicitis. Friends of the family ^jill be
glad to learn that she is improving.
* • •
Miss Kate Tyler of Richmond. Va.,
is the attractive guest of Miss Marga
ret Robertson.
9 9 •
Miss Carter Schaefer of Georgia, is
visiting Mrs. Owen Gillespy.
• • •
Miss Mary Bibb of Decatur, who
is pleasantly known in local society
is visiting Mrs. R. J. Hide.
• • •
Mrs. William Pittman Redd and her
two daughters. Miss Katherine Redd
and Miss Torrence Redd have returned
from Montgomery, wiiere they have
j been since Christmas. They were
guests of Mrs. Redd’s mother. Mrs.
J. B. Gaston, whose illness with la
grippe deferred their return home.
Mrs. Gaston’s friends in Hits city will
Who Will Interpret "Peer Gynt” Tomorrow for the Music Study Club.
Photo by Stephenson Studio
Apple Sweet Pickles
Put one pint white vinegar, one pint
water, one pound sugar, and a stick of
cinnamon together over the lire and boll
for 10 minutes. Cut russet apples into
quarters if large and into halves if small,
lay them in the sprup and cook until ten
der. To my taste these pickles are us
good as peaches and cost less.—Kindness
of Mrs. J. A., Chicago.
» Sirup Pie
One cup corn syrup, one cup milk, one
cup sugar, two eggs, two tablespoons
flour. Put all over the fire together and
cook until thick. IJne a pie plate with
crust and hake it until lightly brow'ned
and pour In the syrup filling. -Kindness
Mrs. F. A. W., Kansas.
* Will Give Time to Sick Child
"I see that you have numerous requests
fo;* shorthand books and may I trouble
you for one? 1 took up a system several
years ago and should like to resume my
old study. Just at present I am unable
to offer anything to the Corner, but per
haps if 1 knew of some little folk I could
help them spend some pleasant hours.
Our stenographic corps is proverbially
sympathetic and generous. You will hear
from some member of it when your wish
is known. You offer the most precious
thing one can give to a suffering1 fellow
mortal, your time, which Is a part of
your life—your very self. I hold your
Children’s Wearables Needed
"The thought comes to me to tell you of
my ease and perhaps you may help me.
Some five and a half years ago, having
a beautiful home and all its comforts and
m ' children having outgrown their baby
hood, I adopted two beautiful little chil
dren from an orphans’ home—a golden
haired boy of 2 years and a beautiful blue
eyed girl of 5 months. These little ones
know me as their own mother, but for the
last two years I have been the unfor
tui ate loser of many thousands of dol
lars. In addition to my financial losses
our home burned a few months ago and
we had no chance to save anything, not
oven our clothing. 1 am not able to buy
ray little children what they really need
in clothing. Perhaps some of your read
ers have clothing which their children
have outgrown and they would be willing
to give to my little ones. I will gladly
pay all express charges. My little boy
is 8 years old, a sturdy, well grown little
fellow; the little girl is G. Anything
will be acceptable—underclothing, shoes,
stockings—anything a c hild could wear, no
matter if worn. I can repair and make
them over. MARY M.’’
T transgress two notable rules in pub
lishing this letter. In the first place it is
altogether too long for our Corner. In
the second, it contains a request for
clothing. J assume the right to break
the second rule about once a quarter. The
render who will go thoroughly through
‘the story here set down will forgive me
and comprehend wliy 1 could not with
hold it. The writer is a resident of Bir
mingham. Ala. The fact may give her a
closer hold upon the sympathies of other
Alabamians. It does not include the pos
sibility of receiving gifts from Maine to
California. The tie of brotherhood makes
t?me and space of no account.
Clergyman Wants Helpful Literature
‘‘1 notice that an offer lias been made
of reading matter. I am a Methodist
r.piscopal pastor, New York conference;
salary. $400; four children and a horse
to keep. I cannot afford papers or maga
zine^, but need them in my work. I should
be glad to have such of the type that
contain more than fiction. H. T.”
Here Is an outlet for the flood of mag
azines and* papers we are prone to heap
In the waste basket, or send at random to
the nearest Salvation Army post. Sent!
to me for the address of the home mis
sionary and establish a steady line of
communication with him.
Something for Little Girls
T read the two requests for crutches. I
have a nearly new pair that I will gladly
send to any one in the Corner. I should
ako like the addresses of two little sick
gills about 9 or 11 years old, as 1 would
like to send them little 'quarter* dolls and
a lot of scraps to make the dolls some
clothes. Your Corner is wonderful to
me. May you long be spared to continue
tiie good work! ESTHER S.”
The most •‘wonderful” feature of the
Corner Is the response it finds all over
the country. If I had never said before
with full consciousness of its meaning,
"i believe in the communion of saints,”
I should repeat it now with solemn joy.
The desired addresses have gone to you
by mall, i hold the offer of the crutches
» -
Supplies for Needy Ones
"I notice three requests which I should
iie pleased to fill, if you will send me
the addresses. They are as follows: One
I pair of shoulder braces for a working
j girl, signed ‘A. V. B.'; one stenography
j hook (I will also give the first reader),
Signed 'Agnes L. M.’; one 9x12 carpet, but
I fear it is too far to send to 'Mary S.’
in Providence, R. I. It is anv one's for
the asking; lastly, a pair of shoulder
braces for some boy about 14 or 16 years
of age. MRS. E. .). D.”
The shoulder braces were given by an
other helper before your letter was re
ceived. May we hold the gift for all
ot her applicant? The other addresses are
in your hand by now. The boy's brace
is at the « all of any one who may apply !
f ir it.. We thank you heartily.
A Book Donation
"Some time ago I read an article in
the Corner of some one asking for a book
entitled. 'Divine Healing.' by Olive C. Ha
bin. I have found a copy of it and will
bo glad to mail the same if you will send
me the address. MRS. K. F. M.”
1 wdsli you had recalled and let us have
the signature of the person who w-anted
the book. In default of it we publish your
letter in the hope that it may be seen
by him or her.
Offer of Shoulder Brace
“Please send to me at once the address
of 'A. V. B.,’ the young woman requir
ing a shoulder brace. I have one that is
practically new. 1 did not" care for It,
and will gladly gjve it to the girl, if she
•has not already gotten one. Also send
me ‘Mrs. 9. L. A.^s’ address who offers
music. 1 have a friend who needs
n I . [\.\TK \Y."
As I have just told another benefactor,
"A. V. B.“ has received the shoulder
brace. May we register your offer and
pass on the gift when called for?* The
address of “Mrs. S. P*. A.“ has gone to
you by mail.
Help for Young Artist
"Please semi me tlie address of 'Mrs.
D.,’ who asks for reading matter and
music to go with 'the piano kept through
all.’ I should be glad to send her a few
pieces of my music and reading matter. If
Ilia young girl who has been shut in nine
years by paralysis would care for maga
zines, sent monthly, after being read, 1
would be glad to send such. If any of
your readers have a home correspondence
course in drawing they have no further
use for I could use it for a young girl
who has a talent for drawing, or drawing
materials of any sort would be most ac
ceptable. MRS. M. S."
The addresses you honor us by asking
for have gone to you by letter. You are
most kind In selecting cases that seem to
us to possess peculiar interest. Your re
guest in behalf of the young artist is
warmly commended to the attention of
ruiders of like tastes who may have it in
[-their power to send any or al! of the ap
pliance Indicated.
Some Addresses Sought
“Will you please send me the address
of ’S. D.,- the 'little boy who lives In the
[woods?’ I think I can help the family
[ by bringing cheer and sunshine to their
lonely home. I should also like the ad
dress of Mrs. M. M..’ who asks for toys
for her dear little twins. I should like
very much to get the address of ‘Mrs.
Jlae G.,’ who lives In ChicagcV My,
mother and 1 sent her two barrelB last
year, but we have lost her address. X
think she lives somewhere near Sixty
seventh place. She needs more assistance
nr.d I want so much to help^-tier! Your
Corner first brought^s together.
You have the boy’s address before this.
Will not ’Mrs. Mac G.,’ who must recog
nize herself through the partly veiled ad
dress. write to me for Information re
specting her true friend who would re
open correspondence with her?
be delighted to know that she is very
much improved, though she is still re
quired to remain indoors.
• • •
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ivy have just
moved to Birmingham from Kansas
City, the former to become identified
with one of the large manufacturing
plants. Mr. Ivy Is a brother of Mr.
Iv A. Ivy and Mr. William Ivy. Mr. and
Mrs. Ivy will be at home on South
Twenty-first street.
* * *
During the absence of Mrs. G. B. Mc
Cormack, who will visit Panama with
t _ .. _
• .
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Mr. Zac Smith’sN^arty, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert L. Gregory will be in her homo
on South Seventeenth street.
• • •
Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Smith, the
latter formerly Miss Carolyn Cortner
of New Decatur, are with Mrs. M. P.
* • •
Miss Hester Dewey left yesterday
morning for the New England Con
servatory of Music at Boston.
* * *
Dr. and Mrs. S. G. Stubbing of 1602 Thir
teenth street south have named their lit
tle son, Sunday* SamuekGaines, Jr.
From I.lpplncott's.
Johnny—“Mamma, will you wash my
Mamma—“Why, Johnny, can't you uo
Johnny—“Vos, but I'll have to wet my
hands and they don't hteU it,'1- /
•■ V 'S ''.T| [,
Real Religion Is a Garment That Must Be Worn Every Day In
the Week, Instead of a Cloak That Is Merely Donned For
Sabbath—A Niche In the Busy World—Its So Sim
ple and Easy to Be Honest
The secret of life, my friends, Is service!
This starts off like a sermon, but it
isn't—it's merely a fragment from the
diary of a busy woman's life, and I am
wondering in the beginning just how
many of us know the meaning of the word
Do you know that “service" is doing
your share in making life move more
smoothly for the people about you?
That is doing your share to hasten the
day that shall be marked on the calendar
as "the millennium ’—that “red letter
day” of the world, when everybody shall
have attained the state of charity and far
reaching kindness, when he will be busy
doing for as he would be done by?
Of course, theoretically, you want that
day to come, and so do I, but it isn't com
ing right# for you or for me, unless we
get busy doing our little best to make
all the other people we know do their
It isn’t a question of church or even of
Sunday, so you needn't start retailing
your religious activities.
True religion is a garment that must
b? worn every day in the week, instead
of a cloak merely donned for the Sabbath.
Suppose while we are discussing things
we reduce the matter to a working bas.s.
I will assume that you are working for
your living, even as I am working ror
mine; that you have the satisfaction of
filling a niche in tlie business world, and
that you are contributing your share to
the world of business.
| The other day in a certain shop, while !
! I was waiting, one of the saleswomen |
D OLLY5 riATinY*S ! I
De Apple of menny er I
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went to a nearby phone, and called a cer- •
tain number and asked if Mrs. So-an-So
was there.
She was and came immediately to tne
The saleswoman recalled that several
weeks before she had sold this lady a
pair of shoes, and reminded her in the
pleasantest way possible, that her feet,
if she remembered, were very much swol
len and distorted.
The saleswoman inquired very kindly
how they were now, and if the shoes had
given satisfaction.
She found that they had, and that tne
lady wanted some slippers and also an
other pair of shoes like those she had
From what the saleswoman was saying,
I could gauge that from the other end of
the ’phone there cume some very pleasant
and agreeable compliments for the little
“Thank you so much,” I heard her say
gleefully. “Yes, 1 always feel an inter
est in my customers. You see, I like to
think that I’ve made them comfortable,
and I remembered that you were suffer
ing terribly that day, and I was afraid
the shoes didn’t fit properly. What’s
that? Oh, thank you. 1 am glad you
won’t have anybody but me to wait on
you, and I’ll always be glad vto serve
you in any way I can. Good-bye! Thank
you again.”
Do you understand from the way I’ve
told it what the girl in the shoe store
was doing?
It was her business to sell shoes, but
her Interests in the store she worked In
didn’t end, when she had fitted a pair of
shoes to a customer and turned her check
for the sale over to the Cashier.
No indeed f~
She w'anted to make a friend of her cus
tomer and keep her a satisfied patron of
the store, and i* it was humanly possible
she was going to retain that woman al
ways as a customer—for she was a good
one and a desirable one.
Then it was that I said to myself:
That little saleswoman is doing her
best to give service, that is worth her
salary on Saturday night.
She's not going to sell shoes all her life,
but it's a lucky shoe shop that can count
among its salespeople a girl who is truly
interested in shoes and making custo
mers stay as loyal patrons—at least while
she Is employed there.”
If you are selling shoes, my friend, don't
let your interest stop when the stock is
depleted by the sale of one pair of shoes.
‘‘My customers,” said the little woman
when fjhe was fitting me later,” arc all
to me that a physician’s patients are to
1dm. I think of a pair of shoes very dii
fernetly from most shoe clerks. A shoe,
you know, makes a well man ill if it
hurts him and a badly fitting shoe can
spoil a costume for a day, nay, even a
life! 1 try to'keep that always in mind.”
Another thing:
If you are working,^giving the best ser
vice that is in you to help along the
world, and to make a living for yourself,
don’t, my friends, give foolish pride a
place in your heart.
Don’t make “a bluff” about* your work.
If you have to work to increase your in
come in any way, what is there about any
form of honest endeavor of which ore
need be ashamed?
A maid recently applied to a housekeep
er of my acquaintance, asking for a posi
tion saying she had been living with Mrs.
So and So for a year.
“Doesn't she take boarders?” the house
keeper asked.
“Well, naw’m,’ said the maid, “she don’t
’zaetly keep boarders. She has er few
friends who jes’ comes ?n ther tek dcy
meals an’ a few others dat has rooms ai
her house, but naw'm—she don’t do as you
’low—tek boarders, prozactly.”
Now, will you- tell me WHY any one
would want to deny taking boarders or
be ashamed of doing it?
To my mind, keeping boarders is the
very hardest work that a woman can do.
She earns twice as much as the average
boarders pays—and she ought to be proud
of making a home for people who can't
afford a home; for giving them good food
and generally making them comfortable.
It's so much simpler to be honest witn
one’s self, and other people.
The only reason that a woman should*
be ashamed of taking boarders, or clerk
ing in a shoe store, or writing for a news
paper, or doing anything under the sun
to make an honest dollar, is when she
doesn’t give value received for what she
is given.
First Election of Its Kind in
United States Will Be
Held Today.
Meridian, Miss., January 14.—(Special.)—
Tomorrow the first primary election will
be held in this city to name a man for
Congressman Witherspeon to recommend
lor Wilson to appoint as postmaster at
this place. It will be the first election of
the kind to be held in the United States,
and considerable interest is being mani
fested. The election is not authorized by
law and is not safeguarded by legal re
strictions, and there is considerable op
position to this plan of selecting a post
master, many people holding that the
matter should have been left entirely to
Mr. Witherspoon, but some local poli
ticians decided that the primary was the
thing, and the result is that ten good men
are in the race.
The situation has been complicated by a
telegram from Mr. Witherspoon saying
that he thought white democratic patrons,
living outside of the corporation, should
be permitted to participate. The city ex
ecutive committee, which lias the election
in charge, has ignored this suggestion,
with the result that there is danger of
Peruvian Aviator Who
Made Start From Brig
Will Make Second Trip
Geneva, Switzerland, January 14.—Jean
Bielovucc!, the Peruvian airman, tried to
make a start Horn Brig today in his
projected flight across thd Alps to Italy.
He ascended to a height of G000 feet, but
the strong wind forced him to descend.
iPfce aviator expects to start again in three
Ask for
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Memphis-California Short Line
— Rock Island Lines— »
Travels the warm winter way—the direct route
of lowest altitudes — daily from Memphis to
El Paso and Los Angeles. Drawing-room
sleeping cars also <md dining car service.
The pioneer de luxe "Golden State Limited"and other fast trains-every
day from St Louis and Chicago to California and the Pacific Coast
Tickets, reservations and information from
H. H. HUNT, District Paoseager Agent
18 North Pryor Street, Atlanta, Georgia

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