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k___— — _- —.— ----- LLOWEEN THE INSPIRATION OF YESTERDAY’S PARTIES d Mrs, Gunn Give a Halloween Dance—Mrs Henry Hiden Halloween Bridge Party—A Halloween Birthday Party, Surprise Party and Club Entertainment For Bride-Elect Are Among Social Arrangements f Hy MYRTLE MILES I Mrs. William K. Gunn were e Halloween hosts entertaining f their younger friends with a evening at their home in com o their guest, Miss Margaret r Tennessee, who is Mrs. Gunn’s se was dimly lighted as befits een celebration. Candles had st Into Jack-o’-Innterns, which ieefully as they swayed from b and supports high on the sev reakfast room, from which the re served, the decorations were interesting. A pumpkin filled i was in the center of the table the frappe table were garlands en emblems—witches and pump jlack cats and little red devils, in shone in the half light of* the n, and the almonds were served re pumpkins. 4 >r. and Mrs. Gunn's Jriends who ed to meet Miss Mitchell were: uerlte Sibley, Miss Emily Dixon, j . Whatley, Miss Kitty Sibley, y' Sibley, Miss Elizabeth .Tor Lydia Eustis, Miss Anito Eus 3essie Evans, Miss Orline Bar Helen McClary, Miss Margaret Miss Katherine Carey, Miss Coffin, Miss Della Johnston; 00 Mackintosh, Mec Norment, rber, Lee Poe, Tom Poe, Harry lobb Chadwick, Don Merring, herson, Fred Calder, Dudley Leo Hooper, Craig Perkins, Joo irsh Crulkshank, Jim Screven, George Bentley, Phifer Smith, ibbs, Jenks Gillam, John Lutz, 3r and Dr. It. J. McGavock. 5NRY HIDEN. JR. RTAINS AT BRIDGE ihe pleasant affairs arranged in it to the autumn brides was ry Hiden, Jr.’s bridge yesterday , Her honorees were Miss Vlr David and Miss Gladys Enslen; 3 numbered 12. In keeping with Mrs. lliden had decorated her h chrysanthemums and autumn pumpkins. One of these was the consolation trophy, which n from pumpkin caps. A silk piece of ling<^< were the other ; members of the bridal parties ided in the guest list—Miss Vir lavi.l. Miss Gladys Enslen, Miss le Terrell, Miss Maybell Cosby, amin Kidd, Miss Fannie Evans, nic V. Jones, Miss Katherine ifrs. Vernon Whitaker, Miss Joy i, Miss Leila Smith, Miss Rose David. and icc were served on a very plat*. The ices were yellow rtUso .followed the chosen ml was served in Jack-o’lantern le of apples. VINCENT FERGUSON kGIVE A BRIDGE TEA Vincent Ferguson will entertain the oon of November 10 with a bridge This is to be the first of two parties by Mrs. Ferguson during the win lasou. The other will occur at a o be later announced. V FRANCES HUGHES LLOWKEN HOSTESS of the V i- wrest of the Halloween s was given by little Mlsss Mary es Hugii yesterday afternoon at jino of l\ iMirents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Hqlpl>■% Jr., on Waucoma Thirty-Vix children were invited nd t ’.^;i i n moon with the hostess joy Halloween games appropri the brought into use all of the mystic day. Jadt were used, and the about which the young covered with a IIal of which had IlEPiT HE FORKED Were Fast Asleep Would Often Out of Bed and Do Sewing was in a terrible coudl from nervousness,” Sanders, o#-this place. and summer, I get any rest at nlgltt; could not all. Very often I would get out bed and do some of my sewing-, tho rest of the family wore fast iy friends advised me to woman's tonic. Just as itnced taking it, I be ter. After taking four :el better, and get per lenty of sleep. I am of my housework now, am small, I feel very way. llsh this letter if you e all women, who suf 111 try Cardui and get ;rvous, run-down, dis i out, don't give up*~ woman's tonic. Tills las been used for more tury by thousands and omen, and lias been pectfle, building medl tU tho Ills from which ( composed of harmless dents, cannot possibly almost certain to help . ell Cardui. Ladies' Advisory j ga Medicine Co., Chat- | >r Special Instructions, , "Home Treatment for plain wrapper, on re witches and brooms and Jack-o’-lanterns and crescents and the other emblems of the day. The candelabra were filled with yellow candles, and in the center of the table was a big: yellow cake. This was, crowned with nine candles in recognition of the birthday which the little hostess has Just passed. Tho souvenirs were pumpkins filled with candles, and cakes and ice cream were served. Thirty-fix little guests spent the afternoon with this gracious young hos tess, who was very pretty in her white frock and pink ribbons. MISS MABEL WHEELOCK HOSTESS FOR MISS MOLTON An Informal hospitality was extended yesterday morning by Miss Mabel Wheelock, who entertained a few friends at bridge In honor of Miss Ellen I.lnn Molton. Only the girls who are to be In Miss Molton's wedding party were in cluded in the personnel of the party, who met at 11 o’clock, enjoyed a series of games and a luncheon plate wlt'h the hostess. , PROSPECTIVE PARTY FOR BIRDE AND DEBUTANTES Mrs. Frank J. White, Mrs. Jack Wal ton and Miss Virginia White will en tertain at tea the afternoon of Tuesday, November 11, in compliment to Miss Rosa Sibley, a bride-elect, and Miss Eula What ley and Miss Ella Louise Ward, two of the debutantes. The hours are 4 to 6. LOCAL MISSIONARY UNIONS TO MEET The local Missionary union of the Pres byterian ehurchs of Birmingham and vi cinity will meet next Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Second Presbyterian church. A large attendance is requested. HALLOWEEN PARTY A SURPRISE TO THE HOST A party of about 40 young people spent last evening at the Morris Adler resi dence In the playing of old fashioned Hnlloween games and dancing. Mr. Leon Adler was the honoree, tho entertainment having been arranged ns a surprise to 1dm. The house was attractively deco rated with Jack-o'-lanterns, autumn fruits and the witches and broomsticks, black cats arid other mystical suggestions of witchcraft and secrecy, which distinguish tho annual helebration. MR. AND MRS. SHOOK IIONOREES AT RECEPTION Hr. and Mrs. Alston Fitts, notes tho Tuscaloosa Tlmes-Gazette, were gracious hosts lust evening when they tendered an elegant buffet supper to Mr. and Mrs. J. Warner Shook, who leavo In the near fu ture lo make their home hi Birmingham. Dr. and *.rs. Fitts entertained at their beautiful home on Broad street, the deco rations of the interior forming u pretty tloral sotting for the throng of guests present. A color motif of crimson and white was developed in tire living room, being noted In the quantity of rich hued roses employed us decorations. In the library and dining room a profusion of tloral beauties were effectively used. Tho central decoration of tho handsome table in the dining room was a huge vase over flowing with pink chrysanthemums in closed in smoked bamboo. This Was placed in a gorgeous bamboo basket which lent charm and distinction and made a beautiful effect. NOTES Mrs. Richard Williams of Montgomery and Mrs. Frances H. Tucker of Geneva, X. y„ v. ill he in Birmingham to attend the Morris-Molton wedding Thursday < veiling. They will be houBO guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Molton. • • ■ Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Massey plan to leave the latter part of the week for New York city to attend the opera and the national horse show. They will bo away several weeks. • • • Mrs. W. N. Malono is visiting relatives hi south Alabama. • • • Miss Susie Hatcher is expected from Columbus. Ga., November 10, to visit Miss Marguerite Sibley. Bhe will ho here a week. Miss Sibley's guest later in the season will bo Miss Louise Alexander of Augusta, Go., who will bo here during the Christmas holidays. . » O * Miss Marian Cowan of Shelbyville, Tenn., who is the guest of Miss Ella Louise Ward, Is expected, .-it the conclu sion of her \ lsit to Miss Ward, to spend some time With Mrs. Henry Morsoheimcr. • • • Mrs. Robley Monger Is visiting relatives in Courtlnnd. n * 0 Mrs. George Crosman Thornton retume<. yesterday from Tuscaloosa, after witness-j ing the Glabuugh-Duncan nuptials. • * • Mrs. .1. C. Maben, Jr., Is at homo after a visit to New York. * * • Miss Margaret Bradshhw is spending the week end in Anniston as the guest of Miss Carolinc-Spreull. • « * Mrs. Richard Johnston will go down to j Montgomery this afternoon to spend a j week with Miss Margaret Miles. ° * * Airs. R. J. Hancock will be hostess lor the Art club this afternoon at her home, ; 1082 Elm street. MA RION DELEGATFS TO GOOD ROADS MEET Hamilton, October 31.—(Special.)—Judge Mack Pearce has appointed the follow ing delegate** to represent Marion county at the seventeenth annual session of the Alabama Good Roads association, which meets in Mobile November 20-21-22: Ernest B. Fite, W. R. White and R. W. Quinn, Hamilton; E. G. Robinson and G. \Y. Maxwell, Bexar; G. * W. Mixon and P. N. Green, Iiackleburg; E. C. Burton, J. R. Sherman, C. W. Burleson, Bear Creek; A. D. Mitchell and A. J. Green, Haleyviile; Judge Bostick, Briliant; W. P. Letson and J. E. Smith, Glen Allen; Marvin Pearce, Texas; W. A. Lee, John \Y. Haney, J. H. Couch and R. K. Sliirey, Winfield; M. A. Springfield. Guss Hall mark, S J. Baird and E. D. Littleton, Guin; J. A. Maya, llamilton. REVIVAL DRAWS TO CLOSE AT LEEDS Leeds, October 21.—(Special.)—'The union revival services closed here last night, alter 12 of the most successful days of service ever held at Leeds. Fifty-six were received Into the churches. Twenty-seven were received by the Presbyterian church, 20 by the Methodists and nine by the Baptists. One hundred professed religion. After tho first few days the weather was ideal, and the church was crowded to standing room only. The revival was led by the Rev. Craw ford and -Rev. Reynolds. i < HELPING HAND HINTS FOR THE HOME ■f MARION HARLANB Offers of Ear Trumpets “Noting your several requests for ear trumpets, I am please dto Inform you I have two of such Instruments and would send them parcel post to such parties as are in need of them if you will send their addresses to me. A. it.” “Noting a number of requests in your column for ear trumpets, I write to say l have one or possibly two at my disposal, which I will send parcel post to some ono who needs it if he or she will pay post age. i do not feel able to go to any ex pense. The weight will be about 14 ounces. “MARY P.“ Glad tidings this to the deaf. Wo call the attention of tho dozen or so corre spondents who have importuned the Cor ner for aids to hearing to the generous provision made for the want by our help ers. Both addressc arc in our books. Send promptly for them. Has Pieces to Give “Seeing a letter of thanks from the mother who asked for ribbon for her lit tle girls, I thing perhaps you can't find the address of the old lady who wanted silk scraps, so I’m asking for another address. I can send a new applicant some pieces. From her letter of thanks I think mother must have received plenty of rib bons for her little daughters, so I shall send mino to the mother wrho asks for trimmings for her girl’s dresses. As tho unexpected always gives Joy, I think the ribbons will do some good, so please send me two addresses that go with the in closed clippings. I have never heard from the widow who wrote she was so lonely, and mother has not written anything, al though I wrote to her. I had asked you to forward a letter to this lonely woman. I have been wondering If she called and my mothor was not at homo. "MRS. W. C. P." The addresses you ask for wrere sent by mail. I cannot understand the silence of tlie other member. Your letter was duly forwarded to her. Give her time. It is always possible that a letter may have miscarried in mail or pocket. Will Supply Disc Records "In the Corner some time ago there was a letter from a young fellow who wished for some disc records. I shall be glad to supply them if you will give me his address. I want to tell you that sev eral months ago I replied to a request for quilt pieces asked for in your Cor ner and found the recipient to be a worthy Invalid. I have since then been able to send post cards, magazines, etc., which she appreciates most touchingly. I hope to do a little towaienlightening her bur den and feel most grateful to you for the opportunity. MRS. A. B. B." The address is in your hands by now’. VVe welcome you as a real friend of the H. H. C., and a veritable burden b arer. Your report brings to my mind the beauti ful legend of St. Christopher. You know it, of course. I dare assert that you have found in your labors for others’ welfare the deep significance of the story. Silk Pieces for Quilts "I have silk pieces for quilts. I should be glad to send thorn to some poor per son if you will send me an address. “MRS. W. C. H.” Will one who Is in present need of just this offering let us hear from her and soon. Specify what lot of pieces you would like to secure and send stamp for reply. Suitable for Patchwork “I have a box of pieces, ^ tins and ginghams, suitable for patchwork, which I should be glad to give away to any old person or shut-in. Kindly givo my ad dress to such a one. She may call for them. MRS. E. S. O.” If the old person be likewise a shut-in by reason of physical infirmity, super added to the weight of years, your gift will be all the more acceptable. 1 hold your address subject to the call of patch work makers. Winter Is the time for tho handicraft Chocolate Caramels Cook together, heating slowly, two cups brown sugar, one-half cup molasses, one half cup cream, four tablespoons butter, one-half cake unsweetened chocolate, grated. Boll until a little is brittle when dropped in iced water, turn into a greased pan, and when cool cut Into squares.—Re quest of A. M. N. Butterscotch Put into a sauce pan one pound sugar, one cup water two tablespoons vinegar. Cook for 10 minutes, add tour tablespoons butter and cook until a little of the candy hardens w’hen dropped in cold w'ator. Pour into buttered tins and mark with a greased knife into squares as it cools.— Request of A. M. N. ... WRIGHT TELLS OF INCOME TAX LAW Becomes Operative in Part This Morning % - COLLECTION METHODS One Per Cent Tax Imposed on All Incomes of $3000 or Over for Sin gle Men and $4000 for Married Men Following instructions from Washing ton, B. T. Wright, collector of Internal revenue for this district, gave out infor mation regarding the federal Income tax which becomes operative In part this morning. Under tho Income tax law hanks, corporations, Insurance companies and joint stock companies or associations will be liable for 1 per cent Income normal .ax from stocks, bonds, mortgages or sal aries of persons to become operative on November 1. In reference to this matter, Mr. Wright said: "It may he of Interest to the public to know what Incomes are taxed and what the income so taxed is defined to be. Net incomes as defined by the new Jaw In cludes gains, profits, and income derived from salaries, wftges, property interest, rent or income derived from any source whatever. Exemptions From Tax “From the tax so levied against indi viduals, a specific exemption of $3000 is al lowed a single man or woman, and $4000 Is allowed a married man living w-lth his wife, or a married woman living with her husband, but only one deduction of $4000 shall be allowed from the aggregate in come of both the husbund and wife when living together. "The Income tax for the present year Is computed from March 1 to December 31, and five-sixths of the specific exemp tions or deductions for one year shall b« allowed. "Not earlier than January 1, 1914, nor later than the first day of March. 1914, and during tho same period each year there after, each person subject to the tax, and having a net Income of 33000 or over shall make a roturn under oath to the collector of Internal revenue for tho district In which such person resides, showing tho amount of such gross income from all al lowances allowed by law-. "All persons and corporations, having tho control or payment of Interest, sal aries, wages, or other fixed profits or in come of another exceeding $3<W0 for nny taxable year, are required to deduct and withhold frum such income a sum suffi cient to pay tire 1 per centum tax Im posed, and shall pay the sum so retained to the United States officer authorized to receive the game, and they are made per sonally responsible for such a tax. "It Is further provided that the 1 per centum tax so imposed shall be deducted To Contestants in Phrase Contest The enormous number of suggestions which come in as a result of our $100 Phrase Con test has completely swamped us, and for that reason we beg the leniency of our many friends for a few days until we can decide on he winners. Sunday, November 9, we will publish a list of the winners of the chree prizes. Advertising Depart ment ) ICT-XlYDU-mnE salOTLETTERfte LOUIS XIV TO MADAME DE MAINTENON Madame de Maintenon was one of thp most brilliant women In French history of the seventeenth century. Born in prison in 1635, Francoise d’ Aubigne in 16S5, at the age of 50, became the second wife of Louis XIV of France. Her name, De Maintenon, is acquired through her having purchased the estate of Maintenon in 167-1, the King making it a marquisate four years later. In 1051, at a period when she had met with reverses of fortune and was almost penniless, she married Scarron, the fa mous wit and comic writer, and for nine years she was not only his faithful nurse, but an attraction to his house, where she tried to bridle the license of the con versation of the time. On the death of Scarron in 1660, Anne of Austria con tinued his pension to his widow, and even Increased it, which gave her the oppor tunity of entertaining and freqeunthig the literary society her husband had made her acquainted with. Madame Scarron was left a widow when i she was only five and twenty, and is de I scribed at that time as being tall and with a fine figure,, a smooth, beautiful \ skin, light, pretty chestnut hair, a well I shaped nose, a clean-cut mouth, a noble, sweet, modest expression, and what made her beauty more striking, the finest eyes In the world. A writer thus describes her mental attainments: “Her mind was just • suited to her beauty; large, gentle, pleasant and well balanced. She never put hehself forward as a beauty, though she had a thousand undeniable charms; so that, joining her good qualities to her beauty and wit, it must be owned that she was worthy of all the admiration she excited.’* When the Queen died in 1683 it was Madame* de Maintenon who brought to Louis XIV his greatest consolation. A year later when the Ll,xemhourg was besieged by the French the King in per son headed thf3 army of 40,(MX) troops. Dur ing the time when thus absent he con tinually w^rote to Madame de Maintenon, and one of her notes in return has been preserved. It lifts the veil for a moment: “Hire, a single day of your majestv’s absence is an age to me. I am satisfied as to your feelings, but I cannot rest in peace oway from you. My whole happi ness. all the pleasure of my life, lie in see ing your majesty. Judge, then, what my anxiety Is. After receiving so many ben cflts and honors from you, I know not even yet what my lot may he; but I trem ble with the deepest agitation while writ ing your majesty this note.” It was most probaoiy during his absence i from Valenciennes, and while he whs more or less exposed to peril, that Louis j XIV took his iinal resolve to secure! Madame de Maintenon as his friend and adviser for life on her own terms. Louis, In the very height of his power and greatness and in the utmost magnifi cence of his absolute rule, the greatest monarch of the greatest kingdom of Eu rope, with all his enemies at his feet, turned away from the brilliant alliances offered him to choose for his lifelong companion the subject who had dared to reprove him for his evil ways and coun sel him for his eternal good. When Louis wedded Madame de Main tenon no registry was inscribed of the mare'age, and the noble woman sacrificed her reptuatlon for many years in order to guard the secret of the King. She after ward immediately destroyed every letter that could give proof of her being the King’s wedded wife, and except to the confessor, to the Cardinal de Noalles and t» the Montchevreuils. she never after word spoke of her marriage. The King liked to read his letters and dispatches in her room, and would often read aloud to her some parts of the con tents and would then say plavfully. "What does ‘Reason’ sav to that?” or "What docs your SoUd’ty advise as to this?" The only letters that have been pre served written by the King to Madame de Maintenon after their marriage are the following: I “April 9, 1(591. ‘"The capitulation is signed, which ends a very great affair. Tomorrow I am to have one gate bv noon and the garrison will go out tomorrow’. Tuesday. Return thanks to God, mv dear wife for the favors He has shown me. I think you will be pleased to do so.” And a second: “T am writing this note not to lose the or<Hnarv dai’v courier, for I shall soon send off Delisle, who will take you what T think n^eessarv for vour Journey. T am going to visit part of the armv todav and shall he readv to set out on Thursday morning to reach Comniegne on Saturday evening, when T shall have the pleasure of seeing you. I hope It will be in gopd health.” During his absence Madame de Main tenon wrote to the Ring continually, as i well as to the Dauphin and the Due ! de Maine, but the entire scries have been destroyed. TUESDAY—MAURICE DE S AXE TO JUSTINE FAVART i anti withheld from nil fixed and deter-, minable gains, profits and income derived from interest upon bonds and mortgages, or deeds of trust, or other similar obliga tions of corporations or associations, al though such interest may not amount to £1000, subject to the provisions requiring the tax to he withheld at the source and paid to the government. “The above provision requiring the tax of individuals to be withheld at the source of the income, provide that none of such tax shall be withheld prior to the first day of November, 191,'i. This provision applies only to Individual Incomes, and not to corporations, where It is shown at the time of the'presentation of the interest coupon or interest order that it is the property of a corporation Itself subject to tax. "Tlic source referred to has reference to tit (debtor who issues the interest coupons, bonds, mortgages or oilier ob ligations, or to the fiscal agent of the debtor through whom the same Is paid. Temporary Provisions “The treasury department, with the de sire to cause as small an amount of in convenience as possible to bondholders and general business as may be com patible with tile provisions 6f the law, lias made the following temporary pro- ] vision; to enable Individuals to get the benefit of the specific exemptions al lowed by law on coupons and interest or ders ; “ To such coupons or Interest orders a certificate should be attached by the per son or corporation presenting tho same for payment, showing the umount of the interest orders, liaino of the corporation issuing tlie same, with statement as to the ownership of the coupons of Interest or ders. if known, and the address of the owner. • "The 1 per centum tax will be col lected, as in other cases provided, nut upon complying with the following pro vision may be returned: “On or before February, f, 19M. cer tificates of ownership of auv of the bonds upon which was collected interest re ferred to in such temporary- certificates mav be delivered to the debtor; and said debtor may thereupon return any- sum withheld to which the owner of such bonds may he entitled under the law and regulations unon the facts disclosed by such ownership cert'ficates. Any tempor ary certificates relat'tiT to bonds f<r which certificates of ownership shall not lityy-c been substituted with the debtor shall, on or before March 1. 1911. lie deliv ered to the collector of Internal revenue." F'nlire Force HoiiMed Huntsville, October 31.—(Special.1—'The police force was doubled tonight to keep down Halloween disorders and proteat I public and private property. A more sane observance of the festival Is being enforced. In previous years much dam age lias been done by roving bands of bays and the public schools especially have suffered. DECLl GUILTY Will Probably Be Sentenced at Same Time as Accomplice ___________ a New Haven, Conn., October 31.—'Mrs. Bessie J. Wakefield of Bristol, mother of three little children, today was found guilty of murder in the first degree for her part in the killing of her husband, William, last June. Evidence in the trial showed that Mrs. Wakefield and her paramour, James Plew, conspired to got,rid of Wakefield. While Mrs. Wakefield took her children out for a walk Plew* drugged her hus band and then shot him to death. A knife was driven in the body and a rope placed around the neck^ to give the ap pearance of suicide. # Mrs. Wakefield reported to the police that her husband was missing and she feared that lie had ended Ills life. An in vestigation resulted in the couple’s arrest and both confessed. Plew is descendant of the Jewkes fam ily, which has produced more than 1500 defectives. He pleaded guilty to homicide under an ancient statute which permits the court to fix the degree of guilt. It is probable that Mrs. Wakefield and. Plew will be sentenced together. Rollin Fisher Buys Railroad Boone, la., October 31.—The Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Inter urban railway was sold at a receiver ship sale today to Rollin B. Fisher, representing the Old Colony Trust com pany of Boston, for >3,800,000. This is said to mean that the bondholders will retain control of the road. The minor properties and other effects of the road brought $100,600. Proposed Advance Suspended Washington, October 31.—A propose! advance of an approximately 20 cents a hundred pounds on shipments of In edible tallow In carloads from points In Oklahoma to Cincinnati. O.. Hammond, Ind., and other transfer points today Was suspended by the interstate com merce commission until .Match 1. “MODEL HUSBANDS A-PLENTY,” SAY SOME OF THE WIVES Bt dolly dalrympi.r Are Birmingham women afraid to speak their minds about their husbands? Or— Are they just too modest to boast of the virtues and honor of their own particular lords and masters? Or— Well—what is it, anyway? Not long ago a well known Chicago journal published a story containing a list of virtues that go to make up the "model” (19M) husband. It was copied in- the papers all over the country and I happened to hear a crowd of women recently discussing it. It was very amusing. You know there are lots of people who •••«•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••■•■••••••••••••*•« DoLLYsManmrs Philosophy Ole Miss, men folks don’t lak smart wimmen, an’ er ’oman fer dis reason, ought ter hide her intelligence, jes’ lak she would any other de fect. Yassum! <••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• just whistle to keep their courage up, and there are others—well, I guess every body whistles a little. “It would look ho bad, don't you know," one of the group was saying, and she really was very serious, “for a married women to criticise her husband. It would sort of look like you were finding fault, hitting poor old Jack over the head, as it were." “Now you know that is too utterly ab surd to talk that way," said another. “Husbands are just human after all. They aren’t expected to be perfect." “But my Jack is as near perfect as a man could be," said the other, bristling up, and like the average woman when she found that somebody was getting ready to criticise “her Jack" she jumped in and criticised them for doing It. It is all very well for a woman to talk about her own husband, but just let any body else say anything againBt him if you want to see the fur fly, no matter how scrubby and no account he is. “Do you mean to say there’s no such thing as a model husband?" this woman questioned. The second speaker looked at her sharply. “Not at all," she “backed down." “Good!" sakl No. 1. "I’m glad that you admit that there is such a thing as a model husband. I always knew’ there were such things, but the model husband Is such a retiring sort of man he doesn’t want to be talked about, and-’’ “Who Is?" asked the other sarcastically. “My husband," said No. 1, huffily, and before the two got into a regular cat and dog fight on the subject, somebody elao was drawn into the conversation, and be ing a more experienced woman, she was saying: “J’ve never considered just whether my husband lived up to the requirement as set down by reeeipes, in the papers or not, but I know one thing, with all his faults It's mighty nice to get back home to him after a long summer trip, and alter see ing so many people scrapping and light ing and living unhappy ever afterward." The only silent woman in the crowd was one who didn’t have a husband— usually the kind who can give the best advice as to how to manage them, but this one proved ail exception, and said she didn’t know. "I will talk about anything you want to; my friends, your friends, clothes, or any old thing, but 1 don’t think husbands are a suitable subject for wives to dis cuss. We- might tell our real names," said another of the group. Finally— A very strong minded woman loomed up on the horizon and said she’d made quite a study of the subject—she’d had three husbands, and she ought to know if she doesn't what constitutes the model husband. t This woman, by the way, was intro duced to a very clever man recently and he was _£old that she was three times a widow'. Of course he "sat up and took notice.” "Husbands all dead or—or—?" he stam mered in an undertone. "Two divorced and one dead" was the information given by the introducer. "Oh, I see," lie said, facetiously. "Two failures and a lire." Well— As I was going to say, the lady told the little group that she’d framed up a s< r of rules—or whatever you might call them—I believe she referred to them as "the seven attributes of the model hus band," and gave them out accordingly: "First,” said she, "he must be a man No woman wants a molly coddle for a husband?” Second— "He should obey both the spirit and the letter of the marriage vow*—to love, honor and cherish his wife.” Third "He should not always expect his wiiV to be smiling and smirking, especially at breakfast time, lie should remember that he has married a woman and not a smil ing machine.” Fourth— "He should consider his wife his eqiut 1 in all things and allow her the same free dom to do as she pleases, as he assumes as his right.” Fifth "Tf he wants to spend his evenings at the club, then he should not object to his wife going to an occasional evening brldg partv, or a suffrage lecture.” Sixth— "He should allow his wife to manage th* household, bring up the children, and a I Just all domestic troubles without his in terference.” Seventh— "He should see to It that Ills part of tin business of partnership in the marira^n contract is xydl fulfilled and that ther is money for all necessary expenses and lie should give his wife a check book so that she won’t have to ask him for car fare every time she goes downtown. It Is his duty to provide for his family without nnv more comment on the subject than ills wife should make concerning her pare of having the meals ready at the ap pointed hour, the children’s faces washed and their hair brushed and tlielr little hands clean and their little tummies* well fed.” Not a bad set of rules—eh? Guess everv man who reads them will swell up with great pride and say: “That's easv! Why. I’m all that and lots more than she’s left out." And so the world wags! FASHION a pt'.f rvRNT - AT HUNTSVILLE Miss Ve**dot Coleman Becomes Bride of E. R. Dickenson of Tampa. Stanley-Powell Wedding Huntsville, October St.—(Special.)—In the presence of a small party of relatives and intimate friends. Miss Verdot Cole man, daughter of the late Capt. Daniel Coleman of this city, last evening became the brido of Edwin Russell Dickenson, an attorney of Tampa, Fla., the Rev, Cary Gamble, rector of the Episcopal church, performed the ceremony. Th bride was given away by her brothel. Capt. LeVert Coleman of the United States army. Miss Louise Moore of Ath ens was bridesmaid and Mr. Gardiner of Tampa acted as best man. Dr. Charles C. Thach, president of the Alabama Poly technic institute at Auburn, Capt. and Mrs. LeVert Coleman of Fortress Mon roe, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thach of Bir mingham and Miss Margaret Irvine of Athens were the out of town relatives present. After the ceremony, Mrs. Coleman, mother of the bride, tendered the couple a reception, which was attended by a large number of friends. Mr. Dickenson and bride departed on a night train for a honeymoon trip south and after No vember 13 will be at home in Tampa. Wells Stanley ' of Attalla and Mias Charlie Powell of Huntsville took thi.-lr friends by surprise yesterday and were quietly married at the home of the Rev. F. Wear of the Central Presbyterian, church, in the presence of a small com pany. They left immediately for Attalia where Mr. Stanley is manager of the electric light company. The bride is a sister of Airs. J. D. Humphrey, ,lr., Mrs. Lawrence Cooper, Jr„ and Mrs. J. B. VanValkenburgh. New Fast Through Train In Daily Service on and after Nov. 2 Between Memphis, Little Rock and Hot Springs EVERY travel comfort is provided in the consist of this new train—a handsome observation parlor car, dining car, chair car and divided coach — service that will please all classes of patrons. It goes on next Sun day, November 2, via the Iron Mountain Route, leaving from the handsome New Union Station in Memphis. 8:45 am Lv..Memphis.Ar. 7:15 pm 10:20 am Lv..Wynne.Ar. 5:32 pm 1:15 pm At..Little Rock.Lv. 2:45 pm 1:25 pm Lv..Little Rock.Ar. 2:35 pm 3:20 pm Ar..Hot Springs.-Is. 12:45 pm In addition to the new fast train, the midnight train out of Memphis will be extended to run through to Hot Springs; giving an excellent through service, both day end night, between Memphis, Little Rock and Hot Springs—via the Iron Mountain Route Requests for reservations or any information will receive prompt attention. | | Garland Tobin, D. P. A., Brown Marx Bldg., Birmingham, Ala.