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Random Notes of Society In Early Lent
Capt. and Mrs. Graves Give a Dance in Honor of Two Visitors—Bridge Parties and Club
Meetings—Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnston to Be Dinner Hosts—Other Events
of the Day—Mrs. Fred Dow Entertained at Bridge—Notes
»r »Tmn* mtijm
A hospitality in the William H. Graves
! home, no matter of what nature, is al
ways after the true-southerner’s heart*
lor Captain and Mrs. Graves entertain
' < with the same abundant and warm spirit
j of cordiality for which the old south was
famous and for which all who know
southern traditions have a deep tender
' ness.
Last evening Captain and Mrs. Graves
threw open their palatial home on Virginia
avenue to a company of young people
whom they asked to meet their grand
daughter, Miss Eleanor Graves Matthews
of .Seattle, and Miss Daisy Persons of
Montclair, N. J., the guest of their daugh
ter, Mrs. Frederick Gunster. There were
a few- young married people in the party
and the remainder, about 50 In number,
were collected from among the friends of
Miss Matthew's.
The great rooms of the residence had
their thickly carpeted floors covered
tightly with canvas, thus giving many
square feet of dancing space. The tall
mirrors which are among the splendid
, hfcirlodms of the family reflected a beau
tiful scene—fair women in the picturesque
dancing frocks of the moment, and their
escorts gliding through the intricate and
lovely new steps in the brilliant light of
crystal chandeliers Intensified yet softened
by candles burning in heavy old sconces.
’ Vases of violets gave a perfume and
color in the various rooms, and a Bplen
did repast of salads and accompanying
trifles, a creme dement lie sherbet and
champagne punch furnished a dainty re
past during the evening.
Mrs. Frederick Dow supplemented the
. usual list of luncheon bridge guests In
the Friday club of which she and a coterie
1 of other young matrons are members
with several friends outside the number,
and in the party enjoying with her a de
lightful luncheon and a spirited series of
games yesterday afternoon were: Mrs.
, Edward Warren. Mrs. Mortimer Jordan,
Mrs Robert Johnston. Mrs. Mercer Bar
nett. Miss Emmie Barnett. Mrs. Alfred
l>ow, Mrs. Edward Tutwiler, Jr., Mrs.
Richard Hawkins. Mrs. Frank Clark, Miss
Augusta Clark. Miss Frances Toulmin and
Mrs. Charles Calhoun.
The trophy was awarded to Miss Au
gusta Clavk.
.Mien Marjorie Brown was the inspira
tion of a delightful dancing party Thurs
» day evening at the home of Mrs. George
Harris on South Eleventh avenue, when
Mrs. Harris* daughter, Mrs. Edward L.
Keiser. and Mr. Kelser, were hosts.
About GO young people, including mem
bers of the younger set. and the younger
married friend of the host were among
tile guests, enjoying the new steps to the
, ,npiusie of an excellent orchestra, and with
•i delicious bowl of punch between whiles.
Miss Brown, who is exceptionally at
•active, was gowned for the dance In
So Says a North Carolina Lady
In Telling What She Owes
to Cardui, the Wom
an’s Tonic
Mt. Airy. N. C.—Mrs. Aria Hull, of this 1
place, says: “About six years ago I got ,
in very bad health. I suffered terriblo
pains in my abdomen and back. I j
dreaded to see the sun rise and I dread- i
cd to sec it set, for I suffered such 1
agony- No one except myself will ever J
know how badly I suffered. The doctor 1
said I was suffering as a result of the ‘
As nothing gave ine any relief, I !
asked the doctor if I hadn't better try £
Cardui. He said, ‘It might help you,' 1
and told my husband to get me a bottle. 1
At this time I was so weak I could not }
lift my bead, and my voice was so weak, j
people had to lean towards the bed to
bear what I said. I looked so bad and
had such a dark color that I looked Ilka 1
, dead woman, and my relatives thought
I would never get up again. r
I took one bottle of Cardui and It re- 1"
lieved the pain and suffering so much 1
^ that my husband got another bottle, and '
that improved me still more. I began u
to strengthen and gradually got well. 1 v
have now had better health for six
years than I ever had In all my life. I f<
have taken no medicine since, and my
health Is perfect.
Cardui is the finest medicine a worn- h
an could use.'1 n
Try it. At druggists. j
| When a Man Marries
He needs it for his wife's lovely waists
and lingerie; ho needs it for his table
linens, sheets and spreads; he needs it
for himself, for, of course, he doesn't
want his wife lo do the laundry.
sco—Round Trip
route and returning any other direct 50
route and returning via Portland, Seattle or (PDQ Afk
(or the reverse) . JpOO«4rU
beginning March first, with three months return i
For Information Call or Write <
H. F. Latimer
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L \ ■ l
black, laee chiffons of her bodice beiniE
supplemented with a scarf of black ma
lines. Mrs. lvelser welcomed her guests ii
a beet mlng violet crepe dr chine ilancint
frock with an overdress of sequins.
One of the interesting i vents of yester
day afternoon was a card party given b>
-Mrs. If. C. Abbott and including a lim
ited number of friends.
Mi. and Airs. Robert D. Johnston will
t litei lain at dinner tills evening at tilt
Country club hi compliment to Mr. John
ston's sister, Miss Lc-titia Johnston.
Many interesting luncheon parties were
observed at the Tutwlier when the pres
ence of an unusual number of popular
visitors was commented upon. In one
group were Mrs. Frank I,Upton’s two
lovely guests, tier mother and sister, Mrs.
Woods and Miss Woods, and also Mrs.
Lewis Morris' pretty visitor. The others
sekted about the table were Airs. Robert
Jemison, Jr,, Mrs. Hill Ferguson.
A Pan-Hellenic luncheon Is to be given
today at the Newspaper club, and all fra
tornity women are urged to attend: re*'
ervalions may be i/iade by telephoning
to Alis: Nettle Beall before 10 or 11 o'clock.
Air. and Airs. J. R. Montgomery were
hosts last evening in Norwood at an in
formal dance which included a limited
number of friends. Plants and spring
flower., decorated the rooms, which were
thrown together to improvise a ballroom,
and a salad and punch were served after
the dancing for which an orchestra fur
nished the music.
Those present were: Air. and Mrs. Joint
Corinth. Mr. and Airs. John O’Neill, Air.
and Mrs. lr iT. Montgomery. Mr. and
Mrs. Mosely, Mrs. Cluny. Miss Marie Go
lightly. Mr. Herbert Clarke. Mr. Roy Las
siter. Mr. Lovett, Air. Hampton, Mr. Lan
caster, Mr. Fred Arrlc-o, Miss Kathleen
Montgomery, Aftss Mario Graves, Miss
Louise Puckett and the hosts.
•Mrs. p. ii. r.innehan was hostess yes
terday afternoon In Norwood to the mem
bers of her bridge club and a few addi
tiona, guests. The patriotic idea pre
vailed in decorations and refreshments
■ ml in tlie favors which graced each plate
[luring the luncheon service. A hand
iiind" work basket and a cut glass rose
vase were the trophies. The guests in
dialed: Airs .1. B. T.awton, Airs. K. !■;.
"iielth. Miss Lillian Brown, Alisa Kath
een MeGeever. Mrs. Arnold Masberg
Ml'S. c. A. Lloyd, Mrs. Charles Krauss,
V1r«. in. D. Brown, Miss Lois Brown, Airs.
II. ii. Bevans, Airs. John Goodapple and
VIrs. AI. R, McNeal,
Mrs. Henry T. Dean and Mrs. Thomas
A . Bowron. who spent the carnival sea
ion in New Orleans with their parents.
Mr. and Airs. N. B. Shelby, have returned
•Mrs S. A. Benton (Fay Miles) and ehil
lri n arrived yesterday afternoon from
Macon, Ga., and are the guests of her
i.-ter, Airs. Rl( hard Johnston.
Miss Velma Sartaln of Oakinan Is 111
it tile Birmingham infirmary.
Mr. and Mrs. David W. Kempner of
'ittle Rock are guests of the latter’s pa
ciits. Mr. and Airs. A. B. Loveman, on
- alrvlew circle.
Mrs A. B. Loveman, who has been
luite ill, is improving.
Lieut. Reuben Keller. V. S. N., is visit
ng friends in Birmingham.
Among the especially charming visit- i
rs to Birmingham are Mr. and Mrs.
"liomas Ii. Newman of Salt Lake City! •
lr. Newman's father was a distinguished -
i- ngilgh actor, and for many years a1
"ember of Sir Henry Irving's Lyceum
ompany of London. Mr. and Airs. New
i»n have been beautifully received in
lirminghau), and one of a number of l
leasant social attentions was the lunch- i
on given in their honor yesterday at
he Tutwlier by Mr. Henry B. Gray. 1
Mr. and Airs. Sydney .1. Bowie returned '
osterday afternoon from New York 1
fter an absence of several weeks
Mrs. Harrison Stewart Alatthews, who 1
as spent several weeks with her pa
ints, (’apt. and Mrs. W. II. Graves, ex- 1
ects to leave within a week or 10 days
m- her home in Seattle, Wash. AIlss
lleanor Matthews will remain until
■ pi-il I.
The Equal Suffrage association will
ii- cl this afternoon at I! o'clock at Cable 1
all when an address by Mrs. J. B. Aird
I. "Woman Hiid Domestic Economy'’ r
iil is- a feature. Reports of committees f
ii! lie presented and the public is cordi- c
ily invited. Tea will be served after
ard at headquarters. r
The Neighborhood club of Wuodlawn i
id a special meeting yesterday after- 1 0
ion with Mrs. Anton Hrabe in honor of) t
rs Fulton, who will leave soon to make 1
- JKur'of'fan" Texas- Aftcr an
. 1anc) work and a musical pro
„ ore, t xhower of P|f<« f'»- the hon
’ oree concluded tlie entertainment.
„ hapt- W- C. Mackey, who has been ill
v pneumonia is improving.
, ,„![*; " ■ A,,''n has returned from o
v tl1 to her mother in Atlanta.
/ , ■Sa,li|- trilair of Fast Thomas en
- tertained last evening. The patriotic
co.ois \\ hi eh have been used so fre
quently of late, appeared In her deoora
t.ve plan. Music and games afforded
entertainment for tile 30 guests
Mrs. Albert Mims of Thomas and Mrs.
I i. H. Patton or Montgomery have gone
; to visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs G
. \V. Wilson, at Faikato.
Mrs. R. F. Duncan of Pratt City is in
Miss Edith Norris of Jackson, Tenn.
is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. It. Spencer.
•Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Hammond have
gone to Denver, Col., to spend several
Miss Mary Harper of Florence is visit
■ ing Mrs. T. H. Sullivan.
A dance was given last evening at the
Masonic hall of Wylam by Mr. J. C. Stew
ari and Mr. Haywood. Tile chaperons
vero: Mr. and Mrs. Young, Mr. and Mrs.
Feed. Mr. and Mrs. Walker, Mr. and Mrs.
Fazeli, and Mr. and Mrs. Hill.
Among the guests were: Miss Maxie
Turnbull, Miss Fizzle Turnbull, Miss Isa
bel Turnbull, Miss Maud Stewart, Miss
Fucile Stewart. Miss Edna Crane, Miss
Julia Estock. Miss Susie Young, Miss
Martha Favell, Miss Annie White, Miss
Mary White, Mrs. Roy Goldstein: Messrs,
John Estock, Hugh Capps, Neill Young!
c'lff Stewart, Sam Brodie, Pete Brodie,
IVill Pow, Will Mullen, John Mullen, Wes
ley Harwell. Jim Harwell, Ray Jenkins,
Harold Jenkins, Marcus Russell, Alfred
Eubank and others.
Mrs. J. r. T. Rives has returned from
n visit to her- parents, in Tullahoma,
Tenn. Mrs. W. J. Cunningham of Nash
ville is visiting Mrs. Clarence Harvey.
Mrs. J. i. Totten lias returned to Co
rona after a visit to Mrs. W. R. Thacker
In 'Inglenook.
I Chicago. February 26.—A. w. Trenhoim,
I general manager of the Chicago. St. Paul,
Minneapolis and Omaha, railroad, and W.
S. Carter, president of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Firemen and Englnemen,
clashed today before the arbitration
board in the western railway wage cases.
The trouble arose over Trenholm’s in
troduction of an exhibit to show actual
earnings in 1614 of what lie called •'typ
ical” engineers and firemen. Carter anil
W. S. Stone would not consent to the
introduction until It was specifically
stated that the exhibit showed only the
earnings of the men named and not of
engineers and firemen as a whole.
"I have been engaged in an analysis
of the statistical exhibits presented by
the railroads,” said Carter, "and I find
that they do not represent the facts. T
will say Ihat If they were accepted by
the hoard at their face value our case <
Is already lost.” ,
Trenhoim arose from the witness chair ,
and said:
“There is such a thing as insinuating
Ihat t am a liar and I will not stand for T
it.” I
"r do not desire to call the gentleman C
a liar: let us put it that somebody has t
been mistaken.” said Carter. ' 1
Trenhoim continued: "Nothing has been
introduced here which does not give the *'
actual facts. They were honestly con- n
ceived, honestly compiled and honestly t
presented. These protests mean only one
thing, and that is the officers of the a
brotherhoods themselves did not know °
themselves how great enginemen's earn- V
ings were.” s
_ n
Boston, February 26.—Francis Ouimet, f
national amateur champion, was given a c
rating today of plus 2 by the Massachu- »,
setts Golf association. It is the first time b
finy American £Olf association has put a b
player below the scratch mark.
Ray R. Gordon of Brae Burn has been E
placed at scratch.
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Washington. February 26.—Abolition of ti
the navy plucking board, as provided in ti
:he naval bill by the House, was ap- Cl
proved today by the Senate.
Senator Smoot precipitated a short war ,,
lebate by offering an amendment for 50 '
lea-going submarines and 25 for coast
- m
New York, February 26.—On the plea t!
>f Harry K. Thaw's attorney, and with c<
he consent of the district attorney, t(1
rhaw's trial for conspiracy, set for next e:
donday, today was postponed for a week, cl
Absence from the city of one of Thaw’s tl
awyers was given as a reason for the 1,1
lostponement. 1
Bordeaux, February 26.—(Via Paris. 3:55 |"
i. m.)—"The condition of Mme. Sarah a
Bernhardt continues to be as satisfactory lit
s possible, says the bulletin issued this hi
.fternuon by Mme. Bernhardt's phvsi- !|C
iuns. dt
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Names Debt Commission iU
Charleston, W. Va.. February 26.—-Gov- A]
rnor li. D. Hatfield today announced the re
civ members of the Virginia debt com- or
nisslon for this state. The legislature
ecently passed a, measure reducing the as
ommtssion from 11 to five members.
lesides the governor, us ex-offieio mem
er, the now commission will comprise th
V. D. Old of Landgraf and Judge John th
V. Mason of Fairmont, republicans, and in
t. E. Talbott of Philippi and Septimus ac
lull cf New Martinsville, democrats. ca
-——-»-— on
T1UID8 21 AND 22 HE8TOKED til
i ney nani Books and loys
"I have the family r wrote to you
about supplied nicely with clothes. I gave
the father a fine overcoat, sent to me by
a friend, and my sister donated a nice
long coat and hat for the mother. I
added waists and skirt and some under
wear. The little girl was provided with
a good coat, bonnet and gloves. We also
gave some things to the baby. So, you
see, 1 will not need to use the offers you
sent to me. I was in hopes to get some
I looks for the boy, 9 years or age, who
likes fairy laics: and«o few toys for the
girl, 7 years old, but did not get any.
and was not able to spend any money on
them myself. I had two cheap story
books for them when they came for them.
1 thank you very much for these ad
dresses, all the same, and herewith re
turn them, as l knowr you can pass them
on to some one else w-ho ean make use
Ol the things. My sister sent her cro
chet patterns to the address you gave her
and had a nice letter from the recipient.
A cornerlte, indeed, in whom there is
no abatement of zeal for the alleviation
of suffering of any sort. She “turned in
her report ’ to me, as to the superintend
ent of our mission, with never a thought
that it would appear in print. I trust sin
cerely that the crush of other matter will
not crowd it away from the sight of those
whose right it is to know what manner
of workers are upon the regular force of
the H. H. (/.. and the good they are doing
unostentatiously in this season oi' dis
tress and want among honest, respectable
men and women who would labor if they
were given the chance. “And the chil
dren! O. the children!” With aching
hearts we say over and over, the cry of
the great poet. From end to end of the
land they are suffering, for clotheB and
food. At its very best (as represented by
letters like that we have just read) the
Corner can do little to lift the mighty
load. But we thank God that it is per
mitted to do that ‘ best,” and with hearty
good will.
Victims of Misfortune
"Please send me the name and address
of Mrs. C. IT. S., who asks for magazines.
.., .
* shall be glad to send her some. Yester
day I called upon the family whose let
ter you sent to me asking for a gas stove
I found them victims of misfortune. Th<
father is sober, reliable, energetic, a me
' hanie with the best of references. H<
lost his position twelve weeks ago, th<
day before the baby was born. Theii
landlord evicted them when the baby wat
one day old. Can you imagine suet
brutality? They sold their parlor se
and the husband had pawned his tool?
and his watch to get into another place
and buy food. I am now on my was1 tc
try and get him a position where I air
well known. I have gotten into touch
with Mrs. MacC., whose letter offering a
gas stove you forwarded to me, and the
family will get the stove today. I left
them a dollar yesterday as a thank offer
ing for God's supply to me. 1 shall try
and get others interested, that they may
have warm underwear. The dear, clean
little tots, one about ?» and one perhaps
18 months old. were sitting in the base
ment with a little coal smoldering in the
grate, the room damp and too cold for
me, and r bad oli furs and coat. They
1 ad on rompers and waist, and no under
wear. One of them, a sweet, fat. well
mannered little thing, had her big toe
clear through the bottom of the &hoe she
was wearing. Dear Corner, there are so
many people who would gladly give, as
I ani trying to do, and can far more
easily than J. if they were only shown the
conditions. You may rely upon me to in
terest all I know even slightly. This man
said ‘Why, Miss D., I will do anything
—all I want is a chance to wrork.’ They
are much above the average in their
worthiness, and I do want to help them!
“G. D.M
.Skip the sensational short story on an
other page of your paper and read the
sketch from every day and cruelly real
life, told with force and feeling by our
cherished colleague, it verii.es what I
said just now of the actual hardships
borne heroically by the worthy pooi^.
G. D. requires no introduction or recom
mendation to our constant readers. She
is a veteran in our service. Whatever
she relates may be confidently relied
upon. Her own deeds are but half told. ,
Pleased and Grateful
“Will you please publish my thanks to
Mrs. I,. N. 1.. for the words of the song?
T can't begin to express what T feel.
“MRS. F. A. D.”
Mrs. N. D. N. wrill be repaid by the
knowledge that the linos reached you and
gave pleasure.
former British Ambassador
Discusses American Neu
trality—Stars and Stripes
Come First, He Says
j- ,
London, February 26.—(7 p. m,)—Vis
ount James Bryce, in an article ■which
fill appear in the Daily Chronicle to- <
narrow on “The Position of the United i
tates in the War.” says it is “a com- t
lete error to assume that those who 1
ear a German name or who own to 5
erman blood belong to the pro-German *
arty.” ‘ £
“Children of Europeans born in Amer- c
•a,” Viscount Bryce continues, “grow t
p normal American citizens for all prac- 1
cal purposes. Their loyalty to the Stars J
ad Stripes and their feeling for the land
r their parents is' comparatively weak. :
irhat is called the German vote is, in
)me few cities, a force to be reckoned
ith. But when those who lead it try
> use it as a means for applying polit
al pressure in such caseA as this, the*
fcitive Americans resent such an attempt,
>r with them it is a fundamental prln
ple that citizens must have no loyalty
we to the United States, and the great
ilk even of hyphenated Gernmn-Amer
ans would refuse to respond.”
As to the neutrality of the American
Jverament, Mr. Bryce adds, both sides
ivo blamed it and the government points
• this as the best proof of its impar
ality. One party, he says, moved by*
le tragic fate of Belgium, censured the
rvernment for having failed to protest
igainst the violation of Belgium terri
fy and the flagrant breaches of the
lies of warfare prescribed by The Hague
invention.” j
“But," says Viscount Bryce, “it is right,
at neither side of the case should he
it to the United States, the greatest of
“Add to this ground for caution the fact
at the United States has always, fol
wlng the advice of Washington, en
■avored to keep themselves clear of
iropean entanglements.” J
Regarding questions of international law
id usage which have arisen betwTeen
c United States and belligerents, Vis
unt Bryce says:
“When a neutral is urged by its citizens
remonstrate with belligerents on the
ercise of any rights the belligerents
Urn, it cannot, unless convinced that
ere is no substance in the grievance,
dine to present the case of its sub
ontinuing Viscount Bryce says:
If it is suggested, as I think it lias
en somewhere, that in the matter of
ntraband and the right of search pow
ful pecuniary interests have tried to
fluencc the administration, those who
.ve watched recent developments In
nerica will agree that nothing is so
popular there as what is called big
siness and that any administration sup
sed to bo yielding to its pressure would
so at its peril. So far as I can judge,
ere is no foundation for any such no
>n.” ,
'iscount Bryce pays high tribute to the
ne.rican Red Cross, the commission for
lief in Belgium and other American
gunizatfons and to the people and the
vernraent and its representatives for
sistance rendered to noncombatants and
British subjects in belligerent coun
The administration might conceive
at many questions will arise in which
b rights of all the neutrals will be
rolved, and It might think that the
thority with which thp United States
n speak would be weakened if at the
tset its government takes up a posl
»n adverse to one or the other party
the struggle. However high the mo
e, its impartiality would thereafter
Arguing that the attack ori Belgium
ls a clear breach not only of the con
ntion of 1907 but of the fundamental
Inciples of international law, Vls
unt Bryce says the breaches which
lotfred rested at first on statements
ilcb needed confirmation and that
ly government might feel that before
Resting against the treatment of
ncombatants it needed further evi
nce which would carry certainty to
ary fair mind. p
V a
Washington, February 26.—Increases in
Lhe Federal war risk bureau Insurance
rates on ships and cargoes to principal
English and all- German ports as a re
mit of constantly Increasing dangers to
shipping were announced tonight by Sec
retary McAdoo.
Rates for cargoes to or from London,
Liverpool and Glasgow have been raised
rom three-fourths of 1 per cent to 1 per
cut. Premiums on hulls to and from
hose ports, which hitherto have not been
moled, are fixed at lVi per cent for round
oynges or for 90 days.
On shipments to Germany rates on hulls
or the round voyage are increased from
to 6 per cent and on nor.contrabnnd
argues from 3 to 5 per cent. For return
■argoes the rate is raised from 2% to 3^
>er cent.
C. E. Powel Dead
Chattanooga. February 26.—(Special.)—
"• E. Powel, aged SI years, pioneer news
'aper man and one of the best known
itizcns of Chattanooga, died at his home
ere today after a long illness. Ho is
urvived by his wife, three daughters,
liss Nellie, Ruth and Fannie Powel, and
ne son, Hugh Powel. Deceased came to
hattanooga about 1883 and became asso
rted with I.. G. Walker in conducting
lie Morning Democrat, a morning paper,
’he paper was later conducted by John
.ittleton and was called the Evening
A Word In Connection With
Hard Work Versus Hardship
"Hardship isn’t a state of facts; it’s a
state of mind."
That's a new way of expressing an
Idea that has probably lurked in many
a mind—at least it has in mine—and in
recent books, entitled "Letters of an Old
Farmer," the author, Mr. William H.
Lighton, thus presents it.
The man who takes joy into * ’• work,
who finds contentment and pleasure In
doing it, makes no complaint of hard
ship; to. him there is no hardship, yet
lie may be doing extremely hard work.
An all-wise Creator has laid upon every
human being the burden of work.
It makes no vital difference to the hu
Ole Miss, de reason dat
sum folks ain’t got no use
fer er Family Tree is bekase
dey thinks dat Everybody
ought ter Root fer deyselves.
man being, however, whether he iilccs his
work or not.
The preference for a certain kind of
work is not so much a question of tem
perament us of ability to do well what is
True, there are occasionally vocational
leanings so strong that to oppose them
spells tragedy for al! concerned.
There was for instance the late be
loved poet Father Tabb, wno throughout ,
n long life always deemed himself as "ail
unreconstructed rebel.''
There is Peg O’ My Heart, who quoted
the Irish folk, saying:
’’You can't make a silk ptwse out of
sow’s ear,” and then added with solemn
‘‘And I’m a sow’s ear.”
As a general thing youth is pliable.
’ As the twig is bent, the tree Inclines,”
and people incline to that which they
have been trained to do skillfully. i
The creative instinct is strong in all 1
normal people to make things. First, as 1
a child, to imitate; then, us skill in- J
creases, to do original work.
The work disliked may be infinitely
osier, according to general Judgment,
than the work chosen, but somewhere 1
the hated Job galls, while the work one [
a fond of interests. In the former case, a
he state of mind is one of protest, and i
Ids mental rebellion makes hard work, y
lardship. ‘s
One vital tiling in connection with work j
hat contents is that it be well done, else I
t can arouse neither interest nor pleas- i
ire in the worker. v
First, the mind needs the commendation c
of self; then It needs tlie commendation
of others.
Flattery In connection with work is de
generating—a shame to him who utters
it. and to him who accepts it. but hon
est, genuine praise, that is w II deserved,
never yet hurt anybody, but rather lias
a stimulating effect that is . s a kindly
hand lent to aid one over bard places. It
helps good workers from feeling in hours
of great mental or bodily weakness that
their hard work is a hardship.
Ask yourself when you fepl lifo setting
almost too hard for you If your mind
does not need the tonic of Interest and
proficiency In what you are doing.
Funeral services over the remains of
Thomas J>uke Waldrop, aged 63 years,
who died yesterday morning at 1:30 o’clock
following a short illness of pneumonia,
will be conducted this afternoon at 2
o’clock from the family residence at 2406
Brown avenue, Fairviow. Interment will
be Fraternal cemetery at Piatt City. He
Is survived by his widow, six sons, Os
car E., E. C.. C. V„ U. D„ W. L,.. and E.
B. Waldrop, and one sister, Mrs. Jack
Wood. The deceased had lived in the
Birmingham district for over 1G years.
His father. Terrell Waldrop, was the first
county engineer of Jefferson county.
Much complaint is being made by the
ladies of this district in regard to the
men spitting on street cars and the mat
ter will be taken up by the Ensley club
at the next meeting. It is stated a num
ber of ladles returning home on the car
yesterday afternoon had their dresses
soiled from this cause and complained
about the insanitary condition of the cars.
The ladies want the matter taken up with
the authoiities and see if they' can rem
edy conditions.
Fire of unknown origin destroyed a
three-room vacant house, located behind,
the Ensley Presbyterian church, yester
day afternoon about 4:45 o’clock. The
house was all ablaze when the alarm was
lurried in and the firemen dirt good work
preventing the fire spreading. The house
Is owned by Mrs. William Gould and
the damages are estimated to be several
hundred dollars. Another run was made
resterday morning at 9:20 o'clock to 2115
Avenue E, to tho residence of C. J. Mc
Donald. A Hue was burning out and no
lamage was done.

Tho Girls’ Basketball team of the Ena- j
oy High school will play the girls’ team
>f the Woodlawn school this afternoon
n front of the High school building at
:30 o’clock. Both teams are about equal- J
y matched and a hard fought game is
ixpected. f
Aeroplanes Attack City
Los Angeles, February 26.—Public and
irivate buildings in Monterey, capital of
he Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, wore
argots today for two American aero- j
'lane pilots, operating with Gen. Pablo J
ionzales, a Carranza leader, who is now
stacking tho city, according to a Car
anza message received here. It stated
he aeroplanes after reconnoitering tho
Ines of tho Villa garrison began dropping
ombs upon tho city.
A personal statement
There are so-called “honey and tar**
reparations that cost the dealer half
s much but sell at the same price as s
he original and genuine Foley’s Honey
nd Tar Compound. We never offer these
ni tat ions and substitutes. We know l
on will buy Foley’s whenever you need j
cough syrup if you once use it. Peo- j
le come long distances for the true
OLEY’S—over thirty years tho lead- ?
ig remedy for coughs, colds, croup,
■hooping cough, bronchial and lagrippe
oughs. For sale by all druggists.

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