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in sizes running from 20 to
27. These are all French
Drilling, extra long waist,
two side steels and sold*
for .
We a>-e closing them out
If you can find a place to |
beat our prices that’s the place j
to buy. But you can’t do it
you know.
Children’s Wool Cloaks, New
and stylishly made,
$!.98, worth $3.
Don’t Whip j
Your Boy
Because his Pants wear out, but cen- ,
sure yourself because you didn’t buy
him a pair of our high grade Pants for ;
45 cents. We sell you a pair of Pants I
made* to wear—not to sell only. And they j
do wear and give satisfaction. Try us.
Admire a well-dressed lady. There are
some vvhn are Indifferent, but they are
the exception. The question then IsJtow
to dress weft. The solution Is easy. Have
your dresses made of (food material, tail
or cut and artistically pul together. Our
dresses are being worn all over the State.
J.et us sell you a dress that will cost you
almost double the price In any other
store. After buying a dres here we will
lake it back and refund your money to
you if you can beat price and quality
Hry Goods Slora,
Is i A'tenue, N ar 2lst Street.
ZBIEIE hive.
1st Avenue, ne u 21st Street
You’ll be in
Town Some Day.
Drop in an 1 see our stoclf—see the prices—open your eyes at the
bargains. Maybe you dorf’t want to buy ; maybe you’re only cu
rious. All light. Come any way. Curiosity Isn’t always a sin—-it
sometimes leads to knowledge
* Seven yards of Wool Cashmere, or
Seven yards of Henrietta, or
Seven yards cf Flannel, or t
Seven yaids of Tricot, or
Seven yards of Suiting
Complete Set of Linings for $2.50.
1^0 ^
White Flannels, wor h 25c."
Canton Flannel, worth 5 j
and 6c.
2 It*
All Wool Tricot Flannel
for dresses, 21c a yard.
All Wool Ladies 54-irch
suitings, 42c a yard.
Black Wool Serge 25c a
A few more yards left of
that #1.25 silk finish Hen
rietta in black for 59c.
First Avemi*, n »ar 2i»t Street.
Strong Words to
Thrifty Housewives
About Linens.
Real Turkey red Table Linen
at 19c a yard. The ku d others
get 24c ior.
Bleached Table Linen, pure
white, 25c a yard. The lormer
price was 39c.
Napkins, 44c a dozen. .
All linen Towels at #1.20
a d jzen.
Turkish Towels, 6c each.
A ‘‘Beaut” 40-inch long and
18-i .ch wide ior 15c.
(All items of social interest will be gladly
noted in these columns If sent lo Mrs.
George C. Ball, Nineteenth street, between
Tenth and Eleventh avenues, South High
lands. Telephone 1)88.)
The news brought by recent telegrams
of the divorce of Amelia Hives Chanler
said to be a surprise to her iinmedmlc
friends, and certainly is something of a
shock to the general public. Coming as
it does when the question, "Whether
brilliant women should marry?” is being
agitated by newspaper and magazine
writers, it is more than unfortunate.
Some writers are Just now contending
that women at genius are not suited lor
the duties which pertain to wives and
mothers, and that those talented women
who achieve success are so injured by the
evidences of that success (which a kindly
public gives them) that their otherwise
strong mental qualities lose their balance
and they become filled with vanity and
conceit, and are thereby unfitted for the
requirements of home life. These tra
ducers of intellectual women cite rare
and occasional examples to prove the
force of their arguments. As a 'sweet
morsel” they will enjoy this instance of
"Incompatibility of temper,” furnished
by Mr. and Mrs. Chanler, and will at
tempt to make a strong case to prove the
antagonism between heart and brain.
That such sad examples do exist—as I hey
exist in all the walks of life and with
persons of all grades of Intellect—no one
can deny. There has been no period In
the history of man's development when
instances of domestic misery have not
occurred. But it is certainly unfair and
ungenerous to argue that the present en
larged sphere of women is the cause of
increased discord in the family circle.
To a true, noble woman, with a mind
which has been cultivated and broadened
Intellectual Intercourse is essentia). She,
no less than a man. needs the friction of
mind upon mind. The gifts bestowed upr
on her by her Creator cause her to cruvd
congenial surroundings, and so does her
heart also.
A human being, whether man or wom
an, is made up of divers Instincts, each
necessary to the complete whole, and
neither can claim this completeness when
any part of their nature is dwarfed or
stained. A man or woman whose sym
pathies are entirely dominated by their
intellectual instincts lacks one of the
essentials to true greatness. Our bruins,
properly (Undated. fwill keep company
with our hearts and souls, Snd whenever
they are divorced by our unnatural tastes
sorrow and disappointment will quickly
follow. A few Instances of erratic and
unhappy genius should not have much
influence in prejudicing the cause of gift
ed women any more than the miserable
domestic experiences of I.ord Byron
should be cited against other well-regu
lated literary men of the world. The
home life of the majority of the literary
men of the past and present will com
pare favorably with that of other men.
And the writing women of the world bear
the closest comparison in their domestic
life with other good women whose tastes
lay in different directions. Go over In
your minds the names and lives of wom
en.who have become famous because of
intellectual endowments, and how many
of them do you find guilty of the chaiges
made against them by the cynics? Bow
many of them are- overwhelmed with
small vanities and Indifferent to thepar
amount duties that pertain to the sacred
office of wife and mother? Very, very
few, be it said to their credit. We have
Just here in Alabama a notnble example
of great literary success, combined with
absolute devotion to home duties in the
person of Mrs. Augusta Evans Wilson.
No southern woman In quicker time ever
reached quite such an elevated literary
position as that attained by Mrs. Wilson,
and yet her home life has always been
onfc of the sweetest and most satisfac
tory. Many other examples could be
given to prove the fnlseness of the posi
tion assumed by cynical writers, but the
individual experience and observation of
every cultivated man and woman denies
the unjust impeachment.
There is. as we all are aware, an un
fortunate form of genius that claims im
munity from the laws which govern the
rest of humanity because of this same
genius. But this immunity should not
be granted them, to the detriment of oth
er more Intelligent women, who do not
consider it necessary to afflict the world
with eccentricities In order to establish
their position as women of talent. Ge
nius may be closely allied to Insanity, as
many experts claim, but It is well to learn
that there are many erratic tendencies
-that cannot establish our rieht to genius.
The gifts of our Creator In any line or
direction have been put to a miserable
use If they do not contribute to tlfi hap
piness and well being of those about us.
No jvoman Is well rounded or complete
whose heart and mind are not. equally
developed; and If they are then her life
will surely be on? of nobfe endeavor, and
of upright effort, whether she writes or
whether she does not.
• • •
This seems to be an age when women
are succeeding in almost every field of
labor, and the Indications are that the
women of the south are competing with
success along all the lines of effort and
without in any wise destroying their
claims to a refined womanhood. A New
York paper of recent date says: “Five's
daughters. Judging from trf? agricultural
display at Atlanta, do almost as much
delving as Adam's sons. It appears from
the agricultural and horticultural ex
hibit that the south contains many suc
cessful women farmers. The head of the
committee having charge of this ex
hibit is Mrs. Henry Wilson, herself a
farmer on a alrge scale, and an author- I
ity on cotton, corn, wheat, vegetables
and dairy produce. Mrs. Joseph Thomp
son Is a melon grower of renown; other
southern women have equally creditable
displays. Mrs. Augusta Betend makes
a wonderful display of apples, peaches,
grapes, and other fruits. Her peacheB
compare favorably with those of Dela
ware. while her apples equal the finest
varieties grown In Nova Scotia and New
Brunswick. Mrs. M. E. Robertson of
Council Grove, Kan., formerly of Geor
gia. has one of the most complete agri
cultural and horticultural exhibits ever
seen In Atlanta. She says, with modesty,
that she farms for profit as well as pleas
ure, and that a successful farmer should
possess and use every contrivance which
will profitably increase the quality and
quantity of his output. Mrs. Mary E.
Thompson of Elliottsville, Ind., shows
a full set of dairy products of the highest
excellence, and will undoubtedly receive
one of the prizes of the exposition.
A number of Arkunsas women make a
beautiful display of the feed grasses, in
cluding white, red and scarlet elover, the
famous blue grass, bird's grass, orchard
grass, timothy grass, alfafa, bermuda,
Japan clover, peavlne hay and clean
long hay. There are altogether some
thirty varieties In the display, and all of
the highest grade. Another talented
woman farmer Is Mrs. Thomas Wiley, a
beautiful and accomplished Texas ma
tron. She is a Louisianian by birth, but
has been in Texas for many years. She
is thoroughly conversant with farmers
and farming, and may be selected as
one of the Judges at the close of the fair,
the last of December. Mrs. Julia Little
of Miami Fla., makes her specialties of
fine vegetables, tropical and subtropical
A beautiful ropy of the latest book of
Dr. Samuel Minturn Peek's poems is
gratefully acknowledged. It has Just
been Issued by the Frederick A. Stokes
company, New York, and Is exquisitely
gotten up. It is bound in green and
white and gold, and the printing and
paper are exceptionally handsome. Jt
boars the pretty, euphonious title of
"Rhymes and Roses,” and all through Its
dainty pages the fragrance of southern
blossoms lingers about the beautiful
songs. Dr. Peck 'dedicates this volume to
his friend. I.lent William George Elliott,
United States army. Dr. Peck’s genius
has grown with the years and he now
stands the peer of any other writer of
that style of verse, which has about it
the sweetness and freshness of love and
life and hope. This latest volume Is a
lilting companion to his other books,
"Cap and Rells" and "Rings and Dove
Knots." and will doubtless prove even
more popular If possible. Alabama has
great cause for pride in her gifted son.
and his friends rejoice in the universal
recognition his talents nre receiving. Dr.
Peck Is still in New York, whither he
went several months ago to superintend
tlie publication of "Rhymes and Roses."
Miss Leila Herbert, the accomplished
daughter of Hon. H. A. Herbert, has
been traveling in Kurope dat ing the past
summer, but is now studying vocal mu
sic in Dresden.
The Duplicate Whist club was enter
tained on Thursday afternoon by Mrs.
Thomas Ward. The members of the club
will be the guests of Mrs. C. P. Perln at
the meeting next Thursday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Wllmer Heard and their
little son have given up their home on
the South Highlands and are now resid
ing with Dr. und Mrs. Thomas Beard, on
Sixtli avenue.
The following very elegantly engraved
Invitation has been received: "Mr. and
Mt*. Sydham Moore Invite you to be
present at the marriage of their daugh
ter, Amanda Perrin, to Mr. William P.
Oould Harding, Tuesday evening, Octo
ber 22. 1895, at 8:.'i0 o'clock. St. Mary’s
dn-the-Highlands. Birmingham, Ala."
Enclosed is this card: “Reception from
9 to 12 o’clock, 938 Twentieth street,
south.” These handsome cards tell of the
approaching nuptials of two young
friends who deserve all possible happi
ness In the years that are to come. To
one who has seen the lovely bride-to-be
grow from childhood Into a beautiful
girlhood .it is difficult to realize that she
is soon to enter upon the serious duties
of life, so shdi t'a time it seems since the
winsome child found her way^ to our
hearts. But young as she Is she has
those womanly dualities which will make
a man. rich,am) happy In the possessing.
Miss Moore is one of the loveliest and
most attractive-young belles In this city
full of beautiful girls, and ahe gives her
future Into the keeping of one of the tru
est and most promising young men In
Alabama. The friends of Miss Moore
and Mr. Harding offer them the sineerest
wishes for a life of prospcrityund happi
ness and also congratulations to both.
In view of the Increasing inte/est mani
fesleu all over*the south in women’s
c^ubs the followingstatement of the mag
nitude of thif fnovement In the United
States, taken from, an exchange, will
l«ove interesting reading:
* "ThaT womeifJeU^ve in organization Is
liroven by the fact that America can
boast of nearly l.OOtl.OOt) club women. Be
fore 1848 women's clubs were unknown,
a|id now though the general federation of
clubs has only been in existence six years,
It numbers between 500 and 600 individ
ual clubs, and with the addition of a
number of state and territorial federa
tions, the number is swelled to about 800.
Club women abound In New York city
and Brooklyn. In round numbers there
are 40.000. and new names are continu
ally being enrolled on the club books.
The officers of the Oeneral Federation of
Women’s Clubs are all women of literary
and social prominence. Mrs. Ellen M.
Henrotin of Chicago is. president; Mrs.
Mary E. Mumford of Philadelphia, vice
president; Mrs. C. P. Barnes of Louis
ville. recording secretary; Mrs. Phillip N.
Moore of St. Louis, corresponding secre
tary; Mrs. Sarah FS. Cooper of San Fran
cisco, treasurer, and Mrs. Fanny Purdy
Palmer of Providence, auditor.
The club spirit Is also abroad in the
south. The Women’s club of New Or
leans is a progressive organization. Its
president Is Mrs. Davis Sumter Marks,
a representative southern woman. In the
west women's clubs are also nourishing.
Chicago club women shine forth brilllanf
ly, while within the state of Ohio there
are said to be thirty-nine women’s clubs.
The Atlanta Journal has this account
of the reading of Mrs. Mary Lanier, wife
of the late Sidney Lanier, which will be
of Interest to many Alabamians:
The recent announcement that Mrs.
Mary Lanier would give three readings at
the Young Men's Christian association
building, devoted to the literary Work of
her late eminent husband, Sidney Lanier,
has attracted no small share of public at
Sidney Lanier was well known as a na
tive of Georgia and a gallant Confeder
ate soldier. Such of his poems as the
"Marshes of Glynn," the “Song of the
Chattahoochee" and his masterpiece, en
titled "Symphony,” will be a conspicuous
feature of the programme.
It is needless to say that there is a fla
vor of romance In the career of this great
scholar and perhaps the greatest of
American poets. This enterprise of Mrs.
Lanier ought to be a source of remuner
ation, richly merited by her steadfast
devotion to the memory of that truly
great man. The programme is as fol
Words of greeting—Rev. I. S. Hopkins.
D. D.
Prayer—Rev. William Shaw.
Introduction of Mrs. Lanier—Rev. I. S.
Reading, "Songs of the Chattahoo
chee." “Marshes of Glynn”—Mrs. Lanier.
Reading, sonnet—Mrs. Loulle M. Gor
Reading, unsophisticated letters of Sid
ney Lanier, “The Tournament," and oth
er short poems—Mrs. Lanier.
Mrs. James L. Parker and family of
Livingston, Ala., are the guests for a few
days of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Going on
Fifth avenue.
• * *
Miss Alama Lane went to Atlanta on
Thursday, where she will remain for a
week or ten days with her friend, Mrs.
Miss Lucille Fitzsimmons will return
tomorrow from a visit of several months
to relatives in Monticello and Atlanta.
Mr. L. P. Hill, who has so many friends
In Birmingham, left yesterday afternoon
for his brother’s plantation in Louisiana,
where he will spend the winter. Mr. Hill
will assist his brother with his planting
• * a
A bicycle club has lately been organized
and already much Interest is felt in this
fashionable exercise by some of the ladies
on the South Highlands. The meiUbers
and a few outside friends generally prac
tice In the evenings on Highland avenue
and arc becoming expert riders. Thus
far the club Is composed of the following
members: Mrs. David Roberts. Mrs. C.
P. Perin, Mrs. J. D. Kirkpatrick, Miss
Lucille Fitzsimmons and Miss Edith
Mrs. Comfr. Sr., of Eufaula ami Mrs.
Kerrlue are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. B.
B. Comer on the South. Highlands.
The Nineteenth Century club was en
tertained on last Wednesday afternoon
by Miss Bertha Koenig. Cesman Doyle's
life and works were discussed by the
members. Miss Chisolm had an excellent
synopsis and criticism of "The Refu
gees.” Miss Bertha Koenig served tempt
ing refreshments after the literary ex
ercises. The Nineteenth Century club
will meet next with Miss Rinnie Heigh
The Highland Euchre club did not meet
during the past week.
The first meeting for the season of 1R95
96 of the Mendelssohn Music society was
held Thursday evening, when the follow
ing officials were elected: Vice-president,
Prof. F. M. Roof; secretary. Mr. R. B.
Seymour; treasurer, Mr. E.. L. Farley, li
brarian, Mr. L. Lanier. The office of
president of this popular club has not
yet been definitely filled. The music
committee is composed of the following
members: Messrs William Calder and
W. E. Smith. Mrs. R. S. Munger and Msm
R. L. Brooks. -Prof. Benjamin Gucken
berger was elected musical director. The
first rehearsal of the club will occur to
morrow (Monday) evening, when it is to
be hoped a large number will be present.
The Birmingham Art league begins the
season with every prospect of success
and with an enthusiasm on the part of
the members which argues the greatest
-prosperity and progress. At a meeting
held a few days ago the following offi
cers were elected: President, Mr. Wil
liam Othn Beall; vice-president. Mrs. E.
G. Stevens: secretary. Miss Buell; treas
urer, Mrs. William S. Lovell. Mr. Par
ish will soon return from Europe, where
he spent tlie summer In the best stu
dios of the continent. Miss Copeland is
one of theWooKt active members of the
art league and has charge of the classes
In china painting, as ussual.
The ladles interested in the annual
chrvsanthemum show are greatly en
couraged by the widespread interest be
ing felt in the matter. The show will
probably begin on the 7th or Rth of No
vember. The place for the exhibit has
not vet been fully decided Upon, hut will
be within a few davs. The various corn
mltte»s for the exhibition were appointed
on Monday afternoon. Any particular
Information regarding the chrysanthe
mum show can Li secured by writing to
Mrs. John London, corner Twenty-first
street and Magnolia avenue, South High
lands. The following premium list has
been published once before, but owing to
the concern felt In the matter It is re
produced this morning:
For Amateurs.
Best collection of chrysanthemums,
growing and cut, quantity and quality
both considered—First prise, |5; second
prize, handsome 12-inch Terra Cotta Jar
diniere—Offered by A. H. Hewes & Co.,
Cambridge, Mass.
Best collection of chrysanthemums in
pots, grown out of doors, $5 collection of
plants—Offered by American Kxotic Nur
series, Seven Oaks, Fla.
Finest display of cut chrysanthemums,
$5 worth of fall bulbs—Offered by Nans
& Neuner. florists, Louisville, Ky.
Finest cut chrysanthemum, one cut
glass violet holder—Offered by Nabers,
Morrow & Sinnlge, druggists, Birming
ham. Ala. »
Beat collection of chrysanthemums in
pot, |5 (fold piece—Offered by Mr. R. C.
Jelks, Corona Coal company, ^New Or
leans, La.
Finest single chrysanthemum growing
in pot. first prize, $5; second prize, one
decorated China cake plate—Offered by
ftosenstihl Bros., jewelers, Birmingham,
Best five yellow chrysanthemums, one
pair ladies' bcudolr slippers—OfTered by
Malone Boot and Shoe company, Bir
mingham, Ala.
Best five white chrysanthemums, three
pounds fine candy—Offered by Mims B.
Stone, aesthetic luxuries, Birmingham,
Best five red chrysanthemums, one pair
vases—Offered by Emil Gluck, jeweler,
Birmingham. Ala.
Best five varieties chrysanthemums,
handsome book—Offered by Smith A
Montgomery, book sellers, Birmingham,
Largest and best collection of cut roses,
first prize, handsome Terra Cotta Jar
diniere— Offered hy A. H. Hewes A Co.,
manufacturers antique pottery, Cam
bridge, Mass.; second prize, $5 worth of
noses—Offered by Nanz A Neuner,florists,
Louisville, Ky.
> Finest single specimen of roses, one
out glass vase—Offered by II. C. Abbott
A Co., jewelers, Birmingham. Ala.
, Best five roses, one center table—Offer
ed by Jacobs Bros., furniture dealers,
Birmingham, Ala.
The most varied display of growing
plants, thirty chrysanthemums, different
and new varieties—Offered by John
Lewis Childs, Floral Park, N. Y.
Most artistic display of flowers and
plants, one French plate glass mirror in
celluloid frame—Offered by Ellis Drug
company, Birmingham, Ala.
Finest "pet plant,” Jardiniere—Offered
by Vaughn Seed store, Chicago.
Best collection*of ferns. $2.50 worth of
fine chrysanthemums—Offered by Peter
Henderson A Co., florists.
Best collection of palms, one handsome
palm—Offered by Bcasnner Bros., Oneco,
Finest single specimen of ferns, silver
rose jar—Offered by Robert Sturges. jew
eler. Birmingham.
Finest collection of geraniums, cut or
in pots, one double white fuschia—Offer
ed bv James Vick's Sons, Rochester,
N. Y.
Finest collection of carnations. Rath
horn Raspberry—Offered by James
Vick’s Rons. Rochester. N. Y.
Largest bowl of violets, book of poems—
Offered by Lyman A Stone, book sellers,
Birmingham. Ala.
For Florists.
For the finest collection of chrysanthe
mums. $10.
For the finest collection of roses, twen
ty-five winter blooming roses, fine varie
ties—Offered by Dingee & Conard,florists,
West Grove, Pa.
For the finest collection of potted
plants. $10.
For the finest single rose, $5.
For the finest single chrysanthemum,
medal of honor—From Pitcher A Manda.
The following very handsome Invita
tion has been received by the young
friends of Mr. and Mrs. Moore, and the
brightest anticipations are excited in
consequence: ".Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
F. Moore at home Thursday evening, Oc
tober 17. H::t0. Reply."
Enclosed Is the card of Miss Margaret
J. Smith, the lovely daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph R. Smith. Jr., in whose hon
or Mr. and Mrs. Moore will give this re
The very many friends of Dr. Charles
•Travis Drennen will be gratified to learn
that his patter read before the Mississippi
Talley Medical association at Detroit.
Mich., a few months ago has produced
an enthusiasm among medical men and
he has been Importuned by the leading
medical Journals for the opportunity to
publish It. He has received letters of
the most complimentary nature from all
parts of the country regarding his paper.
' 'The Cadmean Literary clrele was de
lightfully entertained on Friday after
noon by Mrs. John London. Business of
importance to the members was trans
acted and Mrs. Zach P Smith and Mrs.
Henry L. Underwood were elected to fill
vacancies in the circle. The literary
work of the circle will begin regularly
next Friday afternoon, when the Cad
mean circle’will meet with Mrs. William
L. Sims, on the North Highlands. Mrs.
London served delightful refreshments
during the afternoon.
The Shakespeare class, under the di
rection of Mrs. Robert Cunningham,
will meet for the first time Monday af
ternoon at 4 o’clock at the home of Misses
Kate and Sarah Rogan. Seventh avenue.
Any young lady or gentleman who de
sires to become a member of this class
4re invited to be present Monday after
noon at 4 o’clock.^ ^
Mrs. James McMantrs gave a charming
muslcale to her hoarders Tuesday even
ing. Mr. Beckwurth and others contrib
uted to the pleasure of the occasion by
most enjoyable musical selections. Mis.
McManus promises these delightful en
tertainments weekly and they will be an
ticipated with much pleasure. The fol
lowing guests were present: Mr. and
Mrs. Robert McLester, Dr. and Mrs.
Baine, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Miller, Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Pollard, Mr. and Mrs.
Smock, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Simmons, Mr.
and Mrs. George Passe, Mr. Harper and
Miss Nellie Harper, Captain Bryan and
Mrs. Fraley, Miss.Jennie Herbert Hide,
Mr. Reckworth and Miss Lineker, Mr.
Bryant and Miss Fowler, Mr. Hines
Francis and Miss Lillie White, Professor
Schuster, Dr. Stewart, Mr. C. Randolph
Cheat’s, Miss Phillips, Miss McLester,
Prof. F. M. Roof, Mr. L. P. Hill and Miss
Passe. Mr. P. B. Merry and others.
Mrs. Ledbetter of Little Rock, who has
been the guest of Dr. and Mrs. S. L. Led
better, left yesterday afternoon for
Compton. She will return to Birming
ham in a few days.
The Clionian club entered regularly
upon the literary work of the season Fri
day afternoon at the residence of Mrs.
W. S. Brown, on Sixth avenue. Mrs.
Brown’s handsome home was elaborately
decorated with beautiful roses from her
own grounds and was filled with their
subtle fragrance. Mrs. Brown served de
licious refreshments during the after
noon. The quotations for the meeting
were selected from Alabama poets, and
Mrs. J. W. Barclay read a report on the
best histories of Alabama. Mrs. Brown
gave a report of the best authorities on
the English language, and Mrs. O. M.
Crulkshank read a poem by Whittier
upon "October." The committee appoint
ed to decide upon a course of study for
the Clionlans mad? a report. It was de
cided to adopt the plan of the committee,
W'hlch Is to study the history of the
southern states, beginning with Ala
bama. At each meeting there will be an
historian, a reader and an essayiBt, ap
pointed by the director, Mrs. Robert
Cunningham. The historians and essay
ists will give the material progress of the
states under consideration and the polit
ical and social history, which will be dis
cussed In a conversational manner by
the members of the club, led by the his
torian of the occasion. The reader at
each meeting will read selections from
the poets, and also editorials from Ala
bama newspapers bearing upon ques
tions of Import. The membership of the
CUonlnn club was enlarged and Mrs.
Sturdivant, Mrs. Robert Stone and Mrs.
Robert Newman were elected members.
The club will meet next Friday after
noon with MIfs Bessie Bllnn.
It has been suggested that it would be
an excellent idea for the ladles of Bir
mingham to come to some understanding
regarding reception days, as It would
render visiting In every way easier and
more satisfactory. Many ladles have
adopted the plan for years of having a
reception (lay. when thev would he at
home and at leisure. But during the
past season very little regard was paid
to the matter. If any ladles desire to se
lect certain days to receive their friends
and will send me their names and (lavs
It will give me much pleasure to publish
the list.
Miss Alva Handle Bradford writes in
this exceedingly interesting way of her
European experiences:
"London. Sept. 24.—You see I am back
in old England once more. We arrived at
7:4!i this evening. We came across today
from Olippe to New Haven, and the
channel was as smooth as a river. We
enjoyed our stay in Paris very much.
We had a beautiful day at Versailles;
the weather was delightful during our
whole stay in Paris. At Versailles Is
one of the finest palaces In Europe; the
picture galleries are so excellent, too.
The 'Gallery of Rattles’ contains paint
ings of the French battles from the earli
est times down to the present. The
pictures of Napoleon are splendid. There
is a small statue of him as an old man.
Louis XlV’s bed is there, all bung with
tapestries, and his grand salon is the
largest hall In the building. It is called
the ‘Crystal room,’ for on one side there
are mirrors the whole way and on the
other side are windows, with magnificent
chandeliers hung between. The gardens
are simply filled with fountains; there
are thirty or thirty-five of them, of mar
ble. bronze, etc. They cost $200,000,000 to
be made and $2000 every time they play,
as the water lias to be brought from a
greal distance. The fountains only play
once a month: and we were fortunate
enough to see them. The grand foun
tains throw the water 72 feet high. Near
the palace are Grand and Petit Trianon,
and the 'Museum of Carriages.’ At the
Grand Trianon is the bed occupied by
Josephine Just before she went to Mal
mgison, which Queen Victoria used once
afterwards, when Napoleon ill received
her there. The bed Is there also
that Napoleon and Marie Louise occu
pied; it is a rather plain little bed. rather
short, though very pretty. There are
some exquisite Sevres vases there and
elegant inlaid tables; one. 9 feet in diam
eter. Is of solid oak. black and carved,
given to one of the sovereigns by Pope
Pius VII. The splendid malechlte font,
which was given by the czar of Russia
for the baptism of Napoleon III. The
room is there in \\hlch Marshall Bazalnc
was tried and convicted. At the Petit
Trianon Is the little hamlet of houses
that Marie Antoinette had built for her
self and her court ladles to-play at peas
ant life. They are lovely little houses,
and covered with Ivy; one was built for
a dairy, with water running under it.
In the ‘Museum of Carriages’ were the
vehicles used by different sovereigns,
among them that of Napoleon I. This
was beautifully carved and lined with
white satin. These things certainly make
history real. I feel as If I had seen the
old sovereigns themselves. I have been
going all day, and it la eo hot here I
am rather Worn out. I shall not attempt
to tell you anything about tbe shopping.
We have been to Redfern’e; r Is certainly
an elegant establishment The new
styles were all made up In little doll
dresses, and placed around the store.
Today we went to Windsor. On the way
we passed Eton college, and within a
mile of Stope-Pozls church. Windsor
castle Is a most extensive building; you
enter one great gate after another. One
of them Is the old Norman gate, some
say built by William, the Conqueror. In
side the first court yard are dwellings
of the retainers of the castle, pretty
red brick buildings, trimmed with dark
wood and surrounded with flowers. From
the'high tower one can see London and
eleven counties. There are 232 steps
leading up to It. A guide took us through
the state apartments, the only ones
shown without a special permit from
the lord chamberlain. The carpets were
up and most of the furniture covered.
We had to go up a narrow, winding
stairway, but there is a grand one of
marble that Is open when the rooms are
used. There are many portraits of the
sovereigns by Rubens, Vandyke and Sir
Joshua Reynolds. The banquet hall is
200 feet long, and the guide said the great
oak table was extended to that length
when in use. There were a great number
of the queen's Jubilee presents. One was
a magnificently carved ivory chair, given
her by an Indian prince; another was two
immense, fans made of ostrich feathers,
and given by the ostrich farmers In the
Congo Free State. In the Waterloo room
is a part of the mast from Nelson’s ship
■Victory,’ used in the battle of Trafalgar.
It has a great hole in it caused by a
cannon ball. On It is a marble bust of
Nelson; there Is also a bust of Wellington
in the room. One handsomely carved
thair is made from an elm tree that
stood on the battlefield of Waterloo.
Next we wont to the Albert Memorial
chapel, built by the queen In memory of
the prince consort. It Is a perfect little
gem, with a gracefully carved marble
roof and lovely windows. Albert Is not
buried here, however, but in a splendid
marble mausoleum In the private purk,
which visitors are not permitted to en
ter. The queen’s son, Leopold, and
grandson, Albert, Duke of Clarence, are
burled here. St. George's chapel Is also
very pretty. In one grave here Is burled
Henry VIII, Jane Seymour, his wife, and
many other members of the royal fam
ily. The prince Imperial of France, who
died and was buried In the wilds of
Africa, has a very elegant monument
erected here by Victoria. By far the
prettiest monument I have seen Is the one
erected here to Princess Charlotte. It
represents her as being carried to heaven
by two angels, while several female fig
ures are below, and one holds her little
infant. The pose of the mourning wo
man is so wonderfully expressive, and
the faces of the angels so in contrast.
Wa went to the royal stables and saw the
riding and driving horses UBed by the
queen, her family and the ladies and
gentlemen in waiting. The horses were
very handsome, but not a bit more so
than those 1 saw on Boise de Bologne
In Paris. The vehicles were all very
plain, the state ones being kept in the
city palace. Next we went into the old
part of town, where Dickens laid the
scenes of so many of his stories; the
streets were all very narrow and winding.
We went to the "Old Curiosity Shop,”
and it is the Identical shop Dickens de
scribes In his story of that name. It
is kept now by a cross old man, who has
nothing for sale but paper. They pointed
out a gate described in "Bleak House,
where little Joe used to stand,”
The great national Woman's Christian
Temperance union will be held in Music
hall, Baltimore, October 18 to 23, and is
the twenty-second annual convention of
this noble organization. The officers
board of national superintendents, na
tional organizers and evangelists. W. T.
R A. editors and publishers, presidents
of the board of temperance and hospital
and temple trustees, president's private
secretary and chairmen of standing com
miUees and the four general officers of
each state and territorial unions are ex
offlclo members of this national conven
tion. Besides these there may one dele
gate-at-large elected from each state and
territorial union, and one additional dele
gate for every 500 members whose dues
have been paid. Mrs. C. B. Spencer, pres
ident of the Alabama Woman's Christian
Temperance union, and Mrs. W. H. Jef
fries, state corresponding secretary, will
go as delegates from Alabama. They
will leave next Tuesday nigllt for Balti
more. The state Woman's Christian
Temperance unon will be held November
21 to 23 at Huntsville.
Mrs. Allen W. Haskell returned Friday
night from a visit of several weeks to
points of interest north and east. She,
with Mr. Haskell and her son. Master
Hurt Throckmorton, are now boarding at
Mrs. J. T. Nixon's, corner Twenty-first
street and Fourth uvenue.
Mrs. Albert T. Henley has just returned
form a delightful visit to relatives at
Atlanta and Tallulah, Oa.
Mr. Phil Finch is at home again, after
a long sojourn with relatives north. He
will spend the winter in Illrmlngham,
and is now connected with the Southern
Iron works.
The lecture season of the Young Men's
Hebrew association begins early in No
vember. The first lecture will be deliv
ered by Maj. George W. Ochs of Chat
tanooga. Tenn. Other eloquent speak
ers will follow at intervals during the
season. The first ball of the winter tn be
given by the Young Men's Hebrew asso
ciation will occur the latter part ol' No
vember in the handsome rooms of the
association, which have recently been
refitted and refurnished.
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There were several parties of young
people who enjoyed the circus together
yesterday afternoon. Misses Louis® and
Mary Rucker and Miss Hannah Elliott
and Messrs. W. C. Agee, W. K. Terry and
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