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Luncheon Parties at the Southern Club—Miss Carrie Hill’s Painting of Scenes Around Birmingham—En gagements—Events to Come—Dinner Parties—Visi tors—Other Topics I MiSB Carrie Hill is planning in her downtown studio for one of the most in teresting small exhibitions ever nebl Among Birmingham artist*. Herself Atrictly a Birmingham product. Miss Bill paints the brooks and the trees, Wild flowers and the wistaria il>f»t drapes the corners of Eleventh avenue veranda*, the redbud branches that look over the Boebuck Springs golf links, the little •tream that winds about beneath the out let of Village creek, the phi3S at North Birmingham and tho dogwood blossoms In Glen Iris; she loves them and paints them. These and these only among her paintings she is to show to her friends find their friends at an exhibition which •he plans to hold the last of the month. Wnd for which she is preparing to send Out cards. Miss Hill expressed much the same idea that was framed by a young Birming ham man a few days ago. He had just borne to his home city after many years bf travel and residence abroad. ‘“Do I Oare for Birmingham?” he repeated, when there was a suggestion of his permanent home coming. “I Blink," he said, “that, Birmingham is the most beautiful city In the world. I have been almost every where, but to me. the view from Red mountain—the symmetrical buildings, trim •treets divided with the winding tree lined boulevard, the green of the woods be yond, and the gray smoke which softens the brilliance of bricks and mortar; Bir mingham in the sunlight or when by Might it is jewelled with many lights, is As lovely a place as my eye ever rested on. Its hills are treasure places for •cenery, and the fla*. rolling sections are as diversified and charming. 1 may never live in Birmingham again, but I shall al ways admit that it is one of the world's j beauty spots.” So does Miss Hill see it, and her days this winter and again during the spring ■eason have been passed with sketch book and charcoal*, easel and palette, •eeking those spots most characteristic Of Birmingham's natmal beauty and in dustrialism. To the people who know its environs, who have lived here long enough to have their favorite rural haunts, Miss Hill’:; latest work will probably appeal most, for — *KtN OF 8C«UTY IB A JOY rOREvr. Dr. T. FELIX GOURAUO’S Oriental Cream OR MAGICAL BEAUTIFIER S™, Plmplaa, Patcban, ^“•h•n<1 RkL'! .. f?'1,,'r*ry hlamlth on SfW*^ ‘S'1 da *?« °" It haa atooil ®f ®*yaari, and tt to ba aura It la pro Parly made. Aeeapt no Sim.’nV'r'V1*’1” Dr- L * Sayra aald to a ladyoftha hautton (a patiant): Aa you ladlaa trill tnam, I racominand tho lMit harmful of all Cre.m’ fin. T. Hopkins & Son, Props., 37 Great Jones SL N.y. c. y NON-RUST ABLE 6 PIRELLA STAY Comfortable , support, uncor Jseted freedom, fitted to your measure in your own home by our trained corsetiere-such is the service in (not bold in storks) Tofephone or drop ■ card for cor&etiere to call. SPIRELLA CORSET SHOP 108ft ft lew Trie Avenue Phone lttalu 1878-J *• it is painter! in Just that spirit of love and pride that has enabled her to get the best out of every landscape, and which equips her for the novel reputation which she hopes to attain that of being strictly a Birmingham painter. The changing seasons are indicated in Miss Hill's paintings—winter with it* gaunt tree**, desolate wastes, empty cheerless parts through forsaken wood lands; autumn with its browns, yellows and grays of tree and sky, and its dreamy sadness; siting In all the gladness of its blossoming. She loves trees, and has painted them with more feeling, perhaps, than her brush lias shown to any other object. There Is a delightful tittle canvas in her* collection whose subject is a bit of the winding jagged stream that escapes «Te.i; Village creek at one point. The dear little pool of water which is lazily drop ping over obstructing sticks ami stones, is overshadowed by the trunk of a large tree whose roots are exposed through the persistent, washing of the brooklet. It is just a glimpse of the woods- just a frag ment, indeed, but those who nave gath ered wild (lowers in tnat locality will I e Captivated with the whole of the litf 1« scene. Very different in feeling is a little painting dorm at Idlewild, of several tree* in the leafy freshness of spring, the bril liance of a sunny day. The foliage al most touches tiie ground, and a dev . feacture is the slant of their big shadow* which appear to be coming toward yen as you examine the painting. The shad ows make it rather an unusual study and Miss Hill's whole conception of it is charming. At Edgewood slip painted the peach and plum trees in blossom—an’l proved her keen appreciation/of color. The young trees, sever 11 in a vow almost like sol diers, have the loveliest masses of ftdp.t rose and lavender, the tone of the bloom and of their shadows Distance is indi cated in this one, and where earth and sky seem to meet, the colors, blue rind green, are delightful. In this ns in sev eral of her other new spring sketches Miss Hill lias used her colors with rare delicacy. The big trees in the Perry yard at Edgewood are beautifully treated, and on the opposite side of town a bit of Miss Hill's back yard at home is as pretty, it was done this spring, and there are shady places and a tell brown fence, and aprd< trees and peaches juft showing a lew budding flowers. Returning to Idlewlld, she has a can vas painted from e. ventage looking to ward town. Its central object is the gas plant whose tall spire shows among the verdure. On Shades mountain she has painted a quaint little tumbledown cabin, away from the road and familiar to horseback riders who frequent the brklh paths over the mountain. It is a very spring like scene and sympathetically terated. A very small canvas has a Mt of Village creek scenery painted on the same r<*od as the larger canvas, which tells of ini. pretty place in autumn, and which was so vastly admired when exhibited last fall at the State fair. “I think 1 have been pretty true to nature in that.” Miss Hill says of it, in her modest way. ”1 don't think I have romanced much.” And ii does seem very true, the pine trees at the side, slim and stately and cold*; the green of the pine 1 eedles, and the pale yellow of the bending sedge grasses. From thC- < rest of Twenty-first street, on the north side, she has sketched ;< Scene strikingly familiar; the little cot tages and the bit at tky with the clouds overhead and the trees in their sirring dress making a personal sort of appeal Another was painted near Martin school, which is glimpsed In a hazy fashion, misty and indefinite among its tree;-. And at Ensley, in a. larger way she re cently completed a painting which dem onstrates the downright prettiness of even Birmingham's industrialism, for factories and furnaces in their clouds of nab smoke, aff among the trees are as subtle and almost as coloiful as the pink and white of the dogwood blossoms in the Lee Bradley yard at Idlewlld, or ;he blush of the redbud at Roebuck Springs, or the pale little clouds In a sea of blue which she has so delightfully placed in cne of the little “lone tree” appreciations of Glen Iris. Miss Hill really sees them all with the eye of lover as well as an artist. Her paintings—most or them—are tiny things, but slip Ims handled her oils well and they show real merit. The civic pride in her treatment of her Birininghr.m landscapes is doubly commendable be cause It Is so beautifully expressed. . THE FINALS AT ALLAN SCHOOL As commencement day draws near, the time seems much too short for all the entertainments planned by the classes of the Margaret Allen school for I their parents and friends. On Wednesday evening the sopho mores presented two short plays from Greek myths, the old favorite ‘'Phile mon and Baucis.” and "Proserpina.” The senior class had set such a high standard by their excellent rendition of “She Stoops, td Conquer” on Friday evening of last week that the younger girls were put upon their mettle and I right well did they acquit themselves. Margaret Nelson and Clara Dean inter preted cleverly the characters of the hospitable old couple (Philemon and Baucis), Dimmls Wilkinson was a most majestic Jupiter, while the character of Mercury was well taken by Marion Pinekard. “The Dance of Nausicaa and Her Maidens,” which closed the first half of the programme was an exquisite picture of girlish grace and charm. Skillful stage management as well as MR. D. BERKOWITZ Room Clerk of the Atlantic Beach Hotel Formerly Continental Hotel Will be at the Hillman Hotel in this city. May 18 and 19, making res ervations and giving full information e.boujt the South’s most delightful Resort Hotel, located at Atlantic Beaclh near Jacksonville, Kla. As reservations are rapidly being taken, first attention will be given com munications awaiting Mr. Berkowitz's arrival. j A Sensation | In Society i MISS CARRIE MILL —Photo by Stephenson Studio MISS MABEL HOOIX Who Directed the Children’s Cantata Yesterday Afternoon at the High School—Photo by Stephenson Studio clever acting was shown in the five Beenes from the story of Proserpine which finished the entertainment. Tin* characters were all well portrayed from the dainty Proserpine herself, by Julia Shackelford* to Mercury, whose airy grace was vividly pictured hy Adele Woodrow. If any superlatives he in order where all was so good, the pret tiest scene was the danbe of the nymph by Miriam Smyer. in a charming Greek cotume of white draperies span gled* with silver. • PROGRAMME FOR MEETING CHILI) LIFE STUDY The meeting of Birmingham’s “Insti tute of Child Life,” called for Thurs day afternoon, May 23, at 3 o’clock at the City hall will have the following programme: What Is the American Institute of Child Life? Mr. E. E. Smith. “The Circulating Library,’’ Mrs. Jere King. “Tlie Mother's Book,” Mrs. W. T. Ed wards. “Mrs. Grice and Her Letters,’’ Mrs. Max Stein. “The Character Development League and Its Hook,” Miss Hortens® R. Thorn ton. “The Character Lesson^ in the School room," Miss Pearl Blackburn. "The Character Lessons in the Home,’’ Miss Corinne Chisholm. - "The Magazine Bulletins,” Miss Rosa V. Strickland. “Uncle Nat’s Letters in the School room,” Miss Augusta Redwood. "Uncle Nat’s letters In the Home,” Mrs. Mims Stone. “More of Uncle Nat,” Mrs. L. C. Bra nsconil). “The Monographs,” Mrs. Louis Mac kenzie. Organization and election of officers. W. C. T. U. SOCIAL MEETING The social meeting of the Woman’s Christian Temperance union will be hell Tuesday. May 20, in the parlors of the First Methodist church, 3:30 p. m. The topic for the meeting is “Food Econom ics.” Mrs. W. W. Bussy, Mrs. A. 1. Dex I ter and others will take part In the pro I gramme, and Mrs. F. M. Jackson will i preside. A full attendance is expected. The meetings of the union are open and visitors are welcomed. After the pro gramme a social hour will be enjoyed with Mrs. Walter Moore, Mrs A F. L. Yancy, Mrs. F. H. Spencer, Mrl. C. S. Hooper as hostess. PATRONESSES FOR CARD PARTY AT CLUB Tlie card party to be given Wednes day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the University club has caught the Interest of a number of prominent women. Tables have already been engaged anil the eight prlsas purchased; arrangements are prac tically perfected. It is hoped that all friends of Holy innocents hospital will attend the card party and that they will appear In time to begin the games at 2:30, as it is promised that the affair will be strictly punctual, both starting and In its conclusion—fi o’clock. The patronesses for the party are Mrs. Crawford Johnson, Mrs. J. W. McQueen, Mrs. Henry Gray, Paul Earle, Jr., Mrs. Henry Dean, Mrs. Thomas Parke, Mrs. Berry Baugh, Mrs. John W. Sibley, Mrs. Superfluous Hair Truths Investigate all Claims Claims are easily made but hard to prove. The success of De Miracle has not been attained by merely making claims but by fulfilling them, which is proven by the fact that De Miracle Is the only depilatory that has ever been Indorsed by reputable physicians, surgeons, dermatologists. medical journals and prominent magasineS. Only Depilatory of Proven Merit De Miracle lias stood the test of time, having been sold for over^lcven years, therefore it Is the only depila tory of proven merit. 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In The New Shopping District at 1816 3rd Ave., Near 19th St. \ Reduction Sale Monday, May 19 Our fixed, unalterable policy of never carrying- over any stock from one season to an other, makes imperative this drastic and EMPHATIC CLOSING OUT OF THE CHOICE OF THE HOUSE IN PLAIN AND DRESSY Tailored Spring Suits and Coats Suits heretofore $25.00, at.$17.50 Suits heretofore $32.50, at .$22.50 Suits heretofore $40.00, at.$27.50 Suits heretofore $50.00, at.$35.00 Coats heretofore $12.50. $9.95 Coats heretofore $14.95.$10.00 Coats heretofore $19.95.$14.95 Coats heretofore $25.00 .$19.95 Decided Reduction on Silk Dresses $15.00 Pongee Dresses . $9.95 $20.00 Messallne Dresses .$14.95 $27.50 Dolly Varden Silk Dresses .. .$19.95 . $17.50 Black India Silk Dresses ....$12.50. Distinctive Summer Dresses Underpriced AT QP”—Natural Linen Dresses; value tPO.t/D $5.00. AT A QC—Bl'te striped Voile Dresses, draped skirt; value $ti.50. AT (g£ Q(?—Black or white Stripe Voile Dresses, «pU»t/(L) lace and silk trimmed; value $8.50. AT (1»Q (T/l—Coat effect Ratine Dresses, Ramie linen skirt; value $10.00. AT <J»Q Qt—Coat effect Eponge Dresses, Dresden effect coat; value $12.50. AT djin —Dainty Crepe Dresses, in striped tPlAiUV effects; value $1(5.50. Exquisite Dressy White Dresses for Graduation New arrivals—out-of-th“-ordinar.v models, from ...$19.50 to $55.00 JUST RECEIVED! Charming White and Colored Ratine Coat Suits .$1£.50, $14.50 EVERYTHING FOR THE GIRL GRADUATE 1816 3rd AvenuTj FEDER & BERK Vnl Nesblt, Mrs. C. H. Nabb, Mrs. W. C. Phillips. Mrs. H. O. Copeland, Mrs. Ale:; C. BlrCli, Mrs. Barnes Morgan, Mrs. Charles Denegre. Mrs. Thomas O'Byrne, Mrs. H. K. White, Mrs. R. H. Hood, Mrs. j. a. Woods, Mrs. R. C. Woodson, Mrs. Ruffin Smith, Mrs. Hale V Tarrant, Mrs ( ail Mitchem, Mis. Frank Hooaf. Mrs. .1. H. White. Mrs. Charles Roberts. Mrs. William Streit. Jr., Mrs. R. A. I-ewis, Mrs. William .1. Young. Mrs. A. ,1. tjunii. Mrs. I,. W. Collier, Mrs. Max Winkler. Mrs. J. C. Carmichael, Mrs. Roliley MuViger. Mrs. Fannie Dunn, Miss Alvis Ehrman and Miss Sparrow. INVITATIONS ISSUED TO THE SEMINARY FINALS Invitations beautifully engraved and bearing the monogram of the Loulie Compton Seminary, in blue and gold, have been sent to interested friends as follows: The faculty and senior class of T.oulie Compton Seminary cordially invite you to attend the annual commencement exer cises. May 33 to 39, 1913. Birmingham, Ala. The class roll for 1913 includes Florence Alexander. Ruth Anderson. Miriam Arch ibald, Zne Reed Black. Irvllle Cates. Rosa F.llona Clements, Maude Earl Clements. Margaret Dora Clemmons, Cnrlnne Alice Davis. Ruby Eouis McDonald, Mildred Elnlse Montgomery, Mary Parker. Ruby Stewart Powers, Annie Dee Rogers, Bes sie Cole Smith, Dorothy Smith, Mary Frances Swihdall. CLOSING MUSIC SERVICE SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH The closing service of song at the Sottthside Baptist church will occur this evening, when a programme of excep tional heauty has been arranged by tbe organist and director—Mrs. I.aura Jacli son-Davli. In recognition of the looth anniversary of the birth of Richard \\ ag nor, which occurred May 13, 1813, the pro gramme will be entlrelv from Ids works. The organ numbers be the prelude to "Lohengrin,” as arranged by Rogers; “Abendllcf," arranged by Parker, and the Tannhauser March, arranged by Bartlett. The anthems are "With Glory Clad." and "All Praise to God." from the sacred text arranged .by Dudley Buck and Bishop Ken, on themes from "Lo hengrin." Mis Leon Cole will slug "Elizabeth's Prayer," from Lohengrin, and Mrs. Cole "Ode (o the Evening Star." Mrs. Ed mund Castle Wells, whose violin playing will add delightfully to the Instrumental portion of the choir music, will present with Mrs. Davids' accompaniment, Wil helm's arrangement of the Brize Bong, from "The Melstersinger." "Dreams,” a single Wagnerian position for the con tralto voice, will he sung by Miss Mar jorie Ezell. The regular choir, Including Mr. and Mrs. I.enn Cole. Miss Ezell and Mr. Henry Naylor, will he supplemented by Mrs. W. B. Allen and Dr. R, E. Nst ties. COMMENCEMENT CALENDAR LOULIE COMPTON SEMINARY Following is the commencement cal endar of the IiOUlie Compton Seminary for 1913: Baccalaureate sermon, First Methodist church, Rev. L. C. Branscomb, Sunday, May 25, 11 a. m. Juveniles entertain, Monday, May 26, 8 p. m. Art reception and exhiibtion, Tuesday, May 27, 8-11 p. m. Also Wednesday morn* ing from 19 to 12. Annual concert, Wednesday, May 28, 8 p. m. Graduating: exercises, Jefferson theatre. Thursday, May 29. 8:30 p. m. Address by Dr. Edwin Minima of Van derbilt university. A DINNER PARTY AT COUNTRY CLUB One of the small parties last night at the Country club for dinner and th% dance that followed included Miss Eula Whatley, who has just returned from New York after spending the winter at the Semple school, Miss Louise Locke of Memphis, who is her guest; Mr. George. Mr. Alvin Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Algernon Nelson. WOMAN’S CHAUTAUQUA COMMITTEE MEETING The woman's Chautauqua committee calls a meeting Tuesday morning at 10.30 in the Chautauqua offices in the Cable Plano building on Second avenue. The meeting will be in session one hour. All women interested in the suc cess of the Birmingham Chautauqua are requested to meet with the committee, promptly. ANNE WALLER SMITH A BIRTHDAY HOSTESS One of yesterday's lovely Utile hostesses was Miss Ann Waller Smith, the daugh ter of Mr", and Mrs. Stephen Smith. Con trary to most little women of her age who are celebrating an anniversary, she did not surround herself with her play mates—small boys and ipringtimes—but Included people who love her besi kinsfolk, grownups and i TV -l.< rp - WTW g^ m |%n B t p-.en«er 1AXIIABS CADILLAC Touring: (arn PHONE MAIN 5.S71 All Hour*— liranonahle Raid Smith connection In Birmingham, num [ baring about 26, and it was the merriest of parties, with the diminutive queen of the occasion a sweet little lassie in a white embroidered frock and with bobtypd hair confined with pink rosettes. The table about which the party met to cut the big birthday cake on which the two candles looked so eloquent and important was graced with three baskets filled with pink and white sweet peas, and the bonbons and ices which accom panied the cake emphasized the couleur de rose motil. MISS HELEN COULBURN A LUNCHEON HOSTESS Miss Helen Coulburn was a hostess yesterday at luncheon, entertaining in formally at her home in compliment to Miss Alberta Brock of South Carolina, the guest of Miss lionise Archibald. Her table had a May basket scheme of decor ation; in the center was a large basket filled with carnations, and at the six covers were small hampers full of pink sweet peas. The party seated about the table In cluded Miss Coulburb, Miss Alberta Brock. Miss Loise Archibald, Miss Adele Ellis, Mrs. Frank Haley and Miss Mary Weisel. WOOD-PATTERSON ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED Mr. ami Mrs. Albert Patrlc Finch an nounce the ensaaenient of their cousin, Olive Patterson, to Mr. Max Wood, the wedding to take place at home, June 15. MRS. HENRY L. CHISHOLM TO BE HOSTESS AT LUNCHEON In compliment to Miss Madge Chisholm, trho is to be one of the spring brides, Mrs. Henry Laurens Chisholm will en tertain at luncheon at the Country club May 28. GRADUATE RECITALS AT THE SEMINARY The graduates’ recital given Friday night at the Loulie Compton Seminary by Misses Mildred Montgomery and Mar garet Tutwiler in piano, and Misses Myr tle Hutchison and Pattle Southall In voice, was an unusually delightful event. Miss Montgomery and Miss Tutwiler both played some difficult compositions with exceptional intelligence. The Chopin - - You Must Know The value of PERFECT HEALTH. You also know the merits of INGRAM LITHIA WATER. Rates at Hotel only $8.00 per week this season. Managed by Ingram Realty Co. 131 b Floor Empire (Infilling l*lioiie 11117 Main MRS. O. FORTNER Wishes to announce that she is now equipped to give Turkish baths and salt glows to ladies only. 1013 S. 20th St., Five Points Revolutionary Etude was rendered by Miss Montgomery with spirit and skill, while the group of Mountain Scenes by Denneo showed that she whs equally eapahle of interpreting simple melodiea. Miss Tutwller played the Schuhert-Llszt arrangement of "The Erl King and the MosykoWskt Valse" in E with ease and smoothness of tone and with purity of technique; her Interpretation of the Chopin Nocturne ^showed some exquisite tone coloring Miss Hutchison and Miss Southall both have high soprano voices and the varied character of their numbers showed the range and flexibility of their voices. Miss Hutchison was at her best in Cavatina from Gounod’s "Queen of Sheba," hut ehe also sang charmingly Sullivan's adapta tion of "Where the Bee Sucks." Miss Southall gave well an operatic selection, "Dost Thou Know That Fair Land?" from Mlgnon. and a number of short, beautiful little melodies. Miss Hortense Simpson made a delightful accompanist. Every number on the programme was well given and much real talent van dis played. In spite of the rain an enthu siastic audience was present. The pro gramme Included: Prelude in G minor, Rachmaninoff; (Continued on Pace Thirty) ANTIQUE CO., INC. 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