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Mr. I. E. Miles, Just Returned from “Castle House”
, Tells Dolly About the Latest Midsummer Dances i .. tly DOLLY DALRVMPLE I had a nice little chat the breeziest sort of things yesterday with Mr. J. E. Miles, who has recently re turned'from a most successful visit to New York, where he taught with Chalif and the Castles of “Castle House,” if you please. As if that were not enough— But— Besides all that. Mr. Miles was the “high muck-a-muck” at the “American National Association of Dancing Teach ers” at Cleveland earlier in the season, where he had five of his original dances accepted by that august organization. Mr, Miles conies back to Birmingham, where he occupies the same position in the dancing world th^t Mr. Castle does in New York and that M. Dulpie (pronouneed ^ just like any plain, old, every day Eng lish duke) does in gay Paree. only to find his home town still as dance mad as when he left it three months ago: just as dance mad as New- York, where every thing is dane’ng from the sauciest little chorus girls to ||ie biggest, fattiest, red dest “move on park policeman,” who can “chuck” his “beat” long enough to run down to Coney and join the gay, merry throng! Mr. Miles has brought back the two very newest dances that have been seen In New York and Paris. They are the “Lulu-Fado” and the “Ta tao.” Some names—eh? But they are dead easy once you get them. You pronounce the front part of the “Lulu-Fado” just as you would any other old Lulu bird, and the “Fa” and the “Do" are just, the same as the "Fa” and the “Do” in the good old vocal exercise we’ve warbled these many years: Do, ray, mi. fa, sol. la. si, do! It has the Spanish movement and changes rhythm three times. Mr. Miles demonstrated it wonderful)!.' | to me. and if l had any “Terpslehorean” ten perament whatever 1 would have learned it readily. But Dear me! I simply can’t dance. Maybe— I’m too old and stiff and rusty and out of date, but I’ll just let somebody else do my dancing for me If you don’t mind, Because— I can’t, simply can’t, learn! M. Duque of Paris is the papa of the “Lulu-Fado.” One day lie just got tired of the Maxixe and all its little sisters and its cousins and its aunts. And— Presto! v Change! f The quickness of the hand (they are feet in this instance) deceives the eye and leaves the spectator in wonder And a new dance is born! The wily Frenchman puzzled his brain for new stepk and a new name and at last he hit upon Lulu-Fado! As for the Ta-tao. Now, then, everybody get busy and call . It something. ; 1 11 give a prize to the one wrho pro nounces it just right the first shot out of the box. Yes; it’s Chinese, if that will help you eny, and it’s true to its own dear name, but until you’ve guessed it, I’m not going to tell you about it—just now! Mr. Miles was all enthusiasm about the delightful summer he has had in the metropolis. All of his plans were perfected for a trip a broad—sailing on August 1—but alas! war, grim visaged, prosaic old war—broke out (sounds like the measles or the small pox, doesn’t it? and the best laid plans of mice and men are upset! 1 He was going straight to Paris, where he and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle were to open a “Castle House” for the purpose of teaching the American dances—fluring August anjS September. Now then— What do you think of"that? Three nice little Americans—one of | them from Birmingham—teaching the nimble footed Parislennes to do “our” dances? Well— That’s precisely what the Castles and f Mr tiles were going to do. “But why?” I asked. ”1 always thought the French people the most apt in the 4Jworld when it comes to dancing.” “They don’t dance like Americans,” ’Mr. Miles said, stoutly defending. “They dance wonderfully, but w'hen I tell you that in the early season dozens of Amer ican dancing teachers went over to Paris to leani the new' dances, they found them dancing our dances, and only two or three new things were available. Miss Chadbourns, who is dancing at the Cas cade Garden at the Biltmore, New' York, brought back the Lulu-Fado, the Brazilian polka, and son e summer tangos. These we taught af Castle house to a number of the most eminent dancers in New York. Adelaide and Hughes. Jean Saw' yer, and the team which will open the Broadway Rose Garden this week, among the number, and also those who are on s gaged at the very new’est place, ‘Braw W*/ on the roof of the beautiful new lj£Ktrand’ theatre.” ’Tell me how you became associated ■With the Castles,” I asked. “It was through Mrs. Evelyn Hubbell, •Who has charge of Castle Housb,” said Mr. Miles, “and Miss Elizabeth Marbury, the Castles’ right hand man, so to speak. I taught Mrs. Hubbell her first steps in dancing six years ago, and she has been anxious ever since for me to come to New York and teach. During the winter she wrote to me about coming to Castle House this summer, but I was to be as sociated with Chalif. and so it was dif ficult for me to give a definite answer. After I got to New' York, however, I ar I Fir st, Last Mr. Miles and Miss Florrie Miles in the “Lulu-Fado”—Photo by the Steph enson studio -.-------1 Mr. Miles and Miss Florie Miles in the new Chinese dance, the “Ta-tao”— Photo by the Ste phenson studio ranged to teach with Mr. and Mrs. Castle, as well as Mr. Chalif.” “Tell me what you think of the Cas tles. the elongated Vernon ar.d the ador able Irene, with her hair bobbed short?” I asked. “Wonder why she did it?” "Mr. Castle is the most lovable nmn 1 ever met,” said Mr. Miles, “and Mrs. Cas tle Is charming. They have a tremendous following in New York, and are very popular everywhere as you know.” "What will be the fashion in dances the coming season?” 1 asked. "Canters will be all the rage next win ter—they are now,” said Mr. Miles. The tango, the maxixe and the hesitatiorf^are still danced, but,,when a waltz is played by the orchestra, ninety-nine and nine tenths of the dancers will do the tauter, while the others will do the hesitation. It is remarkable the ignorance of many so called dancing teachers on the subject of the simplest dances. In Cleveland at the national association 99-per cent of the teachers didn't know a tango when they saw it. They hud an idea that it was a ‘rough house’ effect,’ and that’s what they were dancing. We taught 300 teach ers there, over 400 at Castle House dur ing the summer, and more than 500 at Chalif’s, so you see dancing is hardly on the wane.” “Simplicity is the keynote of the com ing dances,” said Mr. Miles. "Smoothness, grace and rhythm must be studied, and the canters especially require this. The cab ter is merely a different version of the lame duck, you might say. ironed out and smoothed down to a beautiful ex treme. Absolutely no dips are used by Che expert dancers, everything being of a glassy smoothness. A simplified tango is used now a great deal to a waltz tempo by the more expert dancers which is very graceful. I want to say that the Lulu Fado is strictly a summer dance. It is not at all strenuous, and it is very beau tiful. At Castle House we had 400 dancers on the floor at one time in the Lulu-Fado, and it was one of the prettiest sights 1 ever saw.” “Tell meabout the Ta-tao?” I requested. “The Ta-tao is strictly an exhibition dance,/” said Mr. Miles. “M. LeForte, president of the Parisian Academy of Dancing, which is the most exclusive or ganization in Paris, and, by the way, 1 have the honor of being a member of it, is responsible for it. He found an old Chinese manuscript among the archives of Paris, and he routed it out and studied it. The dance is supposed to be 2u00 years old. M. LeForte’s wife wrote the music for the Ta-tao, and it was brought to this country by Me.Clenne of Edinburg and London, who is also a member of the Parisian Academy of Dancing. He was appointed official demonstrator of the Ta-tao in Edinburg, London and New York. I met him at the National associa tion in Cleveland.” “What is the most popular dance of the midsummer season?" I inquired. “The ‘One step’ is still the most popu lar dance of all,” said Mr. Miles, enthu siastically. “The ‘one-step-canter’ is the very latest in the Broadway dansants. The orchestra plays three or four ‘one steps to anything else. The ‘fox trot,’ as they call It on Broadway; ‘La TrouviUe* is what we call it at Castle house, is an other new dance.” Mr. Miles then demonstrated this latest dance in th emost graceful manner. Here it is: Four slow steps, then eight fast steps, doubling the time and making eight steps; then the maxixe two-step, and the Maxixe single are Introduced. Have I made it clear? Can you do it before your mirror— And— Then appear at the Country club this evening before hundreds of spectators and execute it? Did you ever think I’d be giving danc ing lessons “through the mall,” especially when I don’t know a breath about it?) Mr. Miles told me about his appearance several times with Miss Rosa Coates, whom Birmingham remerhbers with great pleasure when she appeared with Mr. jlkinner. in “Kismet” here last season, do ing the wonderful “Oriental Dance,” wfeiob Attracted aoimnch Attention. “Miss Coates and 1 danced at the Me Alpin last week," said Mr. Miles, "doinjj the Ta-tao in costume. There were hun dreds of dancers. Our costumes, by the way, were gorgeous. They were fur nished by th esame importers who fur* nished the costumes for Mrs. Stuyvesam Fish's recent Chinese ball at Newport Kverybody is dance mud in New York and as for those prognosticators who saj that the craze is waning, they have bu to ^tep into Broadway, where every hotel restaurant, and theatre has a dance place. Dancing is more popular than i1 has ever been before?" t --—••• FOB RENT Will REMODEL FIRST FLOOR OH FATIH 10 III ihDINd KNOWN AS A1 A .1 EMU THEVTIIE TO MIT TENANT UNDERWRITING AGENCY AGENTS. 201-3 CLARK UI.Dti. PHONI GOT. i City Employment Bureau Helps Many Who Want Wo?k By FLORA MILNER HARRISON * ies. always has its quota of unemployed. Of course, there are those who do not want work, but there are a great many others who are anxious to find something to do. As some find work, others in the j city lose their places or still others come I into Birmingham in search of work. Incompetency is only one of many rea ; sons for their being out of employment. A civil engineer finishes a contract here j or elsewhere in the state and makes Bir- | mingham his headquarters while looking j ' for work, a milliner wants work between | seasons, a cook or laundress is left with I i>ut work through a change in the house 1 hold arrangements of the family for which she has been working. The same thing happens to a butler, a gardener, or a chauffeur. A girl's health fails at one thing and she must take up some other kind of work, yet she doesn't know where to find employment of n different kind. Someone else is sick and has to give up his place. It is filled an*! he has to look for another. A man with a family comes here hop ing to get work, or with a place prom ised him. He falls to get employment at once and he has to hunt, literally, for something to do. It may be a ease of bad management, or it may be sickness, or a set of unfor tunate and unexpected circumstances, and the person may be a nurse, a house keeper, a butcher, an electrician or a bricklayer, but he is out of work and wants work. Now, where and how shall he find it? Many tramp the city over in search of it, and that is a hard and often a fruitless task. To such a one the city looks very different from the way it ap pearsh to the man who has a place. To be a stranger, perhaps a woman, who Is no longer young, or a country boy, or a man, even a failure, but with a family to support, and to ask and ask and ask for work and to ho refused is almost unbearably humiliating. It Is not a time when one can see that things will event ually straighten themselves, and that it he does his best he will soon be in bet ter circumstances. It is easy to believe that when one has a job or a place or a situation, but for the unemployed there is nothing except to look for work, often with little encouragement and with his courage at low ebb. It is very' much to the credit of the Birmingham churches that they have undertaken to provide tt way for those who are in need of employment to find it. They have established an employ ment bureau in the Hood building and are endeavoring to find work and put in toufh those who need places and those who have places to be filled. Dr. l/cnr.v M. Edmonds, pastor of the South Highland Presbyterian church, is the mainstay of this bureau and is giving it much of bis attention. Dr. Edmonds. Mason ,1. Dillard and Hugh F. I-atimer are the trustees and the advisory board is composed of Rev. Willoughby (May brook. M. A’. Joseph, Ucv. Willis G. (’lark and Rev. FT. C\ Kegley, together hvfth representatives from other churches of the district. The bureau has been open for three weeks and is in charge of Mrs. H. W. Pittman, manager. It is hoped that it will eventually be self-supporting, but it is now being operated at the expense of the churches, as practically no fees have yet been realized from its services. Tt Is free to employers. Employes are charged a nominal reg istration fee and 10 per cent of the first month’s salary The bureau in vestigates 'he records of persons who apply for positions of responsibility and make.* a specialty of supplying Workers on short notice. For the week ending July 25. which was the second week of the existence, the bu reau had secured positions for 35 people During the next four days it found work for 20, and gave employment to 10 In the office. This work was, of course, for only n short while for each one, as there Is no elaborate office management and no work Other than handling advertising 1 matter, for any one except the manager. | One room is a waiting room and the other is the manager's office, furnished with a table, two chairs, a typewriter and a telephone. It is simply a place for work, and Mrs. Pittman’s object is to fill positions satisfactorily with those who go there asking for work. Individual employers have responded cordially to requests that they go there for employes. A man who wanted a private secretary waited three days so that he could take one of the applicants at this bureau. At present tlie bureau needs this kind of help for while Its trus tees hope to make it of recognized value to employes it needs now to be given a chance to show ifs efficiency. This is a laudable undertaking and one I that every church and every individual help at a time and in a way that it is most needed. The question of helping those who need help is* a vital one, and however great may be differences of opinion regarding other ways of giving assistance, there can be nothing but com mendation for an enterprise that makes it possible for the one in need to find work and tyke care of himself. Society (Continued from I'nge Six) or. Harry DeBhtelds of Columbus, Miss., are visiting their aunt, Mrs. T. J. Binkley. • * * Miss Ethel Knight of Luverne ar rived last night to be the guest of Miss Lucy Dickinson. • • • Miss Bessie M. Gray has sufficiently HM-ovend from her recent illness to he removed from the Davis infirmary it* her home. • * * Miss Katherine Massey will return today from a month's stay with rela tives in Columbus, Ga. • • * Mr.'and Mrs. .1. I*]. Miles of Colum biana are guests of Mr. ami Mrs. Rich ard Johnston. * • • The many friends of Mrs. B. F. Roden will regret to hear that she is at the Davis Infirmary, where she will un dergo an operation. • * • Miss Hughlette Adams is visiting her j sister, Mrs. John Stone Hoskins. * e * Mrs. J. S. Hoskins is at home after a stay with Mr. and Mrs. Theo Koenig at Long View. • • « Miss Fannie Frye has returned from Prattville, where she attended Mrs. U T. Washington's house party. * * • After a visit to relatives in Pratt ville Mr. J. It. Gaines has returned to this city. * • * • Mr. and Mrs. W. B.-Glade and chil dren, accompanied by Mr. D. E. Glade, will leave Friday for points in C^orgia to visit friends. • • • Mrs. Albert Pogue of Paris, Ky.. is the guest of Mrs. J. W. Johnson in East Birmingham. • * • Mr. Charles Price of East Birming ham is spending the summer in Dallas. Tex. • • • Mr. T. E. Johnston of Amite, La., is the guest of Mrs. S. E. Coggins, in Inglenook. * * • Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Bussell have named their little daughter Llilia Ruth Russell. • • • Mr. R. c. Hooper of Pratt City has returned from Detroit, Mich. * * * Miss Pearl Sandifer and Miss Bulb Sandifer have returned from a six weeks' stay at Hanover, lnd., and Louisville, | Ky. * * * Miss Estelle DaviR will leave Batur- j day for Tuscaloosa to visit relatives. * • * Miss Mardie Nesbit and Miss Emily Nesblt left yesterday for a visit to friends in Atlanta. • • • Mrs. Eugene Davis, who has been visiting in Woodlawn, has returned to; Tuscaloosa. ... • • • Mrs. G. F. Tlodges and .Miss Fannie Bell Hodges of Ashvflle are visiting Mtss Nellie Thornton in Woodlawn. • • * Mrs. W. A. Link and her daughter. Miss Elizabeth Link, of Fort Worth, Tex., are visiting Mrs. W. F. Dunstan. * • » Mrs. E. R. Martin and children of West End are spending several weeks with Mrs. Eleanor Browder In Montgomery. * * * Mrs. Nannie Reeves of Gadsden, is the guest of Mrs. W. E. Bell. • * • Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Willoughby of Pen sacola. are guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. YV. Miller at Fairfield. • * • Mrs. R. E. Tidwell and family have returned from an extended stay In Wis consin. • • • Miss Ruby Truss is visiting relatives In Sylacauga. * * * Mrs. Hood Lucker, who was visiting her sister, Mrs. W. J. Button, in Y^'cst End, has gone to Oliver Springs for a stay. • * • Mr. ami Mrs. Will Jones of Chicago ar* guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Foster ir Easley. • • • Miss Florence Rogers of Talladega is the guest of Miss Beulah Shimmer. • • * Rev. J. R. Kendricks is visiting friends in Knoxville. • • • Mrs. (T. N. Taylor has returned fron a. visit to relatives in Altormf* • • • Mrs. Charles Heavens and children ol Inglenook have gone to Oneonta t* visit relatives. • • • Mi*® Edith Ellis and Mrs. K. A. Mor gan have gone to Atlanta. • • • Mr. F. i». Horton of Gadsden are vis iting relatives in Wylam. * • • Mr. and Mrs. William I .ay cook. Mrs >. Nolan. Mrs. Ben Haycock. Mr Tom Nolan and Mr. .lames Nolan hav« gone to St. Clair for an outing. • * • Mrs. J. W. Duncan will leave Friday for a 10 days’ visit to Florence and Do ua t u r. • * • Miss Rowqna Gallagher has gone tc Newburne to he the guest of Dr. am Mrs. R. A. White. • • • Miss Ruth Walker of Selma Is visit Ing Miss Annie Mae Shook in Nor wood. * / • * • Mrs. (Jus Dee and children are vvitl relatives in Cedartown, Gn. '' • * • Miss Margaret- Griffith left yesterda: for a stay with friends in Nashville. • * * Mrs. W. If. Gillespie left Thursda; for Wiightvllle Beach. N. C\, for 1 days. • • • Miss Sarah Evans lias returned to he home in Montgomery, after a visit t< Miss Mary Ellen Perkins. • • • Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L*. Earle, win have been spending some time in tin mountains of North Carolina, returnei home yesterday. • • • Mr. and Mrs. WilRur Kelly havi movpfl into their new home on High land avenue. • • • >frs. Holland Harris Fletcher is quip ill at the Davis Inflrmar.v. • * • Mr. and Mrs. Berry Baugh and theii children have returned from a stay ol several weeks at Norfolk, Yu. • • » Mrs. J. J. Harper in visiting hei daughter, Mrs. T. M. McClellan. • • * Mr. and Mrs. T. M. McClellan ant two sons. Marcus and Randolph, hav« returned from Wrlgh*sville Beach. • • • Dr. and Mrs. Z. B. Chamblee hav< named their little daughter Roth Estell. * • • Dr. a ml Mrs. Mack Rogers, t heir twi sons, John and Tom, and Mrs. Ja> have returned from their three weeks auto tour of south Alabama. They vis itod friends and relatives in 17 coun ties. • * • Mr. ftJohn c. Henley, Jr., and famil; of Birmingham are guests of the Wal cott, New York. PAINFULLY* HURT IN RUNAWAY ACCIDENT Forest Moore Dragged 100 Feet bj Maddened Animal Near Leeds. No New Cases of Fever Leeds, August 6.—(Special.)—Forres Moore was badly bruised and ser.'itrbe In a runaway accident near Fuller's mil three miles south of Leeds, yesterda evening. The mule which lie whs drlvln became frightened and turned the bugg over. Mr. Moore in some way got tangle i in the lines and was dragged about 1U0 feet. He wag brought to Leeds, where he received medical attention and will 30on recover. The singing school at Heburn, con ducted by Professor Stoniea, closed yes terday. Professor Stoniea will take up a 15 days’ school at Bridgeton, six miles south of Leeds, this morning. A. J. Abercrombia has offered a re ward of $L’5 for apprehension of the party or parties who broke into his f store a few nights ago and stole a lot of clothing and other articles. The Masons of Leeds contemplate mov ing into the Johnson hall until they can build a home of their own. The lodge has outgrown 4helr present quarters. Janie, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. \V. O. 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