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When customers, after
pi icing our goods, go
out to ' look around”
it is a fact, which
proves something,
And having
: once made a
purchase they al
ways come back
when again in need
of DRY GOODS, Etc.
IVhat does it prove? That zee
do as we say—always stick to
j our advertisements and sell good
goods cheaper than anyone else.
i First Avenue, nenr Twenty-first Mreel.
If You Wish
To make money buy our
Dress Goods.!
In an advertisement SETTLE NOTHING. J
Observation first and experience afterward are the best to go j
by. We guarantee v hat we sell—
Goods and Prices.!
Walk in and !cok around. You don’t have to buy because
you look.
Compare and Be Convinced.
Fir t Avenue, Near 21st Street.
Bress Goods.
Qnppinlc Just a Few forThis
O [Jt/OJ cllo. .Week Only.
40-inch black wool serge, full value at
least 69 cents. We shall let them go until
i sold at 49c a yard.
? We also have a blue' Serge, but it’s a
J little wider—44 inches wide. We sell it at
h S50. Eight full belts this week at 8GC a
1 yard.
ft STUNNER—$1.49 FOR 98c.
A limited number of yards of the finest $r. 50 s lk finish
Henrietta at 98c a yard. '1'liis is making •#3.00 for you on
a dress.
60c—An extra 98c quality of black silk finish Henrietta
at 50 cents.
First Avenue, Near 21st Street.
No such opportunity was ever
before offered.
Think of It.
A fashionable suit and com
plete set of linings usually cost
ing at least $'j.oo can be bought
now for cash for
9 Sc.
Until Thursdaywe will sell all
the 42-inch, all wool
: Crepon at 98c.
Don’t miss this if you want
a nice cress cheap.
I First Avenue, neai' Twenty-first street.
(All items of social Interest will be gladly
noted In these columns if sent to Mrs.
George C. Ball, Nineteenth street, between
Tenth and Eleventh avenues. South High
lands. Telephone U88.)
“Must we in all things look for the how
and the why and the wherefore?”
Why should we? Is life so long, so un
burdened with duties that we can spend
our years in useless speculation? Is the
space between the day of our birth and
the day of our death so barren of possi
bilities that there remains to us opportu
nity to question the providences which
fall to ur lot? There are liinitliss whys
and hows and wherefores to the unoccu
pied. It is the laggard who has time foil
questions that can never be answered; it
Is the idler who sits and vainly wonders
while the rest of the world gathers the
sweets and makes the honey, content to
accept the sunshine and Itowers, even
though there be thorns and clouds. One
of the lirst great lessons of life to be
learned Is to accept the whys and hows
and wherefores with faith in the final un
tangling. You and 1 have been put on
this beautiful earth for some great pur
pose, for some ultimate good, and we are
required to fullil our part in the divine
plan of the universe. What right have
we to fritter away the talents God has
given us, or to clog the way of others
with doubts and questionings? You and
I must accept the sphere in which we are
placed with a supreme faith in the God
Vvho directs the affairs of the world and
also with an absolute belief that there
need be no limit to our Improvement of
that sphere, provided we have the will
gnd the mind and the heart for that high
Leave the enigmas to be solved by
those who have no object to attain and
are indifferent to the record they make
for the good of humanity. There can
come to mortal ears no satisfactory an
swers to our questionings. Only in the
light of eternity will It be seen that the
whys and the hows and the wherefores
had their object and wrought their work.
There Is nothing for us to do bu*. to press
forward, always striving for the right,
content to leave in God’s hands the ques
tions that can never be answered save by
Him, and believing with on absolute
faith that “finally Justice triumphs."
And deny it as we may, strive against
It as we may, we cannot alter that law,
which will hold, us responsible for the
manner in which we have used the tal
ents confided to us by our Creator. The
Immutable flat stands, and it Is Just and
right. If God has given you genius in
any direction then you are thrice guilty
if It is buried In a napkin because of
sloth or cynicism. Every man and wo
man have their place In the great whole
which constitutes the universe, and the
failure of you or me to fit in our posi
tions makes not only a blurred picture,
but destroys the harmony which God
Intended should exist. So, my friends,
Justs let the whys and the hows and the
wherefores take care of themselves while
We take care of the tremendous possibil
ities and opportunities that have been
given us by the God who made us. And
at the end, when the untangling comes,
we shall see
“The world far below us.
Dark no longer, but all illumined with
love; and the pathway
Which we have climbed so far lying
smooth and fair in the distance.”
The Episcopal convention at Minneap
olis. according to the telegrams of last
Friday, came to a vote on a subject which
caused much excitement among the cler
gy. as well as laymen. And that subject
has been one of serious consideration for
many years with many members of the
Episcopal church. It is simply state—
the propriety of granting to certain par
ishes the privilege of altering the liturgy
of that church to suit the apparent needs
of the members of particular parishes.
Pr. Huntington's resolution granted to
bishops the authority to do this. Many
of the most faithful and devoted church
men objected seriously to this power be
ing given to any minister,contending that
If (he liturgy is deemed necessary and
right In other parishes there is no rea
son that It should be altered to suit in
dividual needs. And this view of the
question seems eminently the correct
one. One of the unfortunate conditions
of the Episcopal church at this lime is
the variety of services employed in dif
ferent parts of the United States by the
different clergy. Either the regular rit
ual of this church is right or it Is not. If
right, why alter it: if not right, why not
all parishes change it in the same way?
In many of the churches in large cities
It is difficult to a casual visitor to dis
tinguish between the ritual used and thrt
of the Roman Catholic church. In other
churches the services have a simplicity
utterly at variance with the ritual of the
Prayer Book. Those churches which
have attained the greatest growth and
power have adhered to tlie litdrgy pre
scribed by the proper authorities in all
parts of the world, with scarcely a Jot
or tittle of change. Take those two great
bodies of Christians, the Methodists and
Roman Catholics—who could ever hesi
tate to decide upon the particular denom
ination upon entering their churches? So
It is with the Baptists and Presbyterians.
They hold steadfast to their peculiar
forms of worship, believing them right
and proper, and knowing that their sev
eral branches of the Christian church
have been selected by individual mem
bers because their faiths and their ser
vices are preferred. The agitation at
Minneapolis may result some day In a
regular unchangeable liturgy, which
shall be obligatory upon every bishop
and rector alike in the Episcopal church,
without regard to locality or surround
ings. This is certainly the earnest de
sire of the large majority of the laymen
of that church.
Miss Addie Evans and Miss Kate Mor
row go to Augusta on next Friday to
visit Miss Ollle Evans of that city. They
will be absent several weeks, and will
be attendants at the marriage of Miss
Evans, which occurs on the 14th of No
vember. Miss Evans Is the niece of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank V. Evans and Mrs. J.
Donelson of our city, and has visited her
Birmingham relatives several times. She
has very many friends and admirers in
our city, who feel a genuine interest in
her approaching wedding. The fortunate
young gentleman whom Miss Evans will
wed is Mr. Bleckley of Atlanta, son of
Ex-Chief Justice Bleckley. The marriage
will be celebrated at the home of the
bride, and her uncle, Mr. Frank V.
Evans, will go over to Augusta to give
his fair niece away.
* * *
Miss Eucille Fitzsimons has returned
from a long visit to relatives in Georgia
She reached home Friday night, and is
now with her father. Rev. Owen P. Fltz
siinons, permanently settled for the win
ter at Capt. and Mrs. John G. Smith's,
Eleventh avenue, South Highlands.
Misses Amy and Mollle Jordan are still
in Talladega visiting friends.
The ladies of the Cumberland Presby
terian church will afford our citizens an
unusual opportunity for intellectual en
joyment next Wednesday evening at
O'Brien's opera house, when Dr. Lyman
Abbott will lecture. Through their in
strumentality Dr. Abbott has been in
duced to come to Birmingham, and there
is no doubt that he will be greeted by a
very large and appreciative audience
Wednesday evening, as he is one of the
most distinguished lecturers and preach
ers of our time.
» * •
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Clic-noweth
left yesterday morning for a visit to
New York. They will be absent a few
• * •
The Duplicate Whist club was enter
tained on Thursday afternoon by Mrs. C.
P. Perin. The members will be the guests
of Mrs. R. P. Means at their next meet
The Cadmean Literary circle was
charmingly entertained on Friday after
noon by Mrs. Thomas D. Pnrke, at her
home on Tenth avenue, South Highlands.
Mrs. Fred S. Ferguson and Mrs. William
S. Lovell read interesting selections upon
the iilan of study selected for the winter,
and Mrs. George C. Ball had a paper up
on "Europe in the Fifteenth and Six
teenth Centuries.” A committee com
posed of Mrs. James A. Going, Mrs. John
London, Mrs. John M. Martin and Mrs.
William A. Hardle, was appointed to
meet committees from the other literary
chibs of Birmingham next Tuesday after
noon at the rooms of the Commercial
club to confer upon a matter of impor
tance. The Cadmean circle will meet
next Friday afternoon with Mrs. J. Mor
gan Smith. Mrs. Parke served dainty
refreshments after the literary exercises.
The members of the Edgewood Literary
rlub wore the guests on Thursday after
noon of Mrs. J. R. Adams on the South
Highlands. Mrs. George Rllnn rpad a
paper upon "The IJfe of Daniel Webster”
and Mrs. Tomlinson had one upon "Web
ster as An Orator;” Mrs. Arthur Adams
gave "The Life of Henry Olay, Mrs. J.
F. Graham "The IAfe of John O. Calhoun”
and Mrs. William H. Johnston read a pa
per upon "The Effects of Calhoun Upon
the Times and History.” After the serv
ing of refreshments the club adjourned
to meet next with Mrs. J. F. Graham.
The Atlanta Constitution has this to
say of the address delivered by Mrs. Clay
Clopton before the Equal Suffrage asso
ciation In that city on last Thursday:
"Mrs. Avery then Introduced Mrs. Vir
ginia Clay-Clopton of Alabama. Mrs.
Olopton reviewed the progress of the or
ganization In Alabama, spoke of the re
form the success of the movement would
effect in the political and social world
and dwelt ufion the relation of the suf
frage principles to home life and the
home woman. Her address was replete
with strength and conviction, and was
one of the finest made during the con
gress.” t
Mr. and Mrs. Sig Levy are at home to
their many friends, after a pleasant trip
to Atlanta and the exposition.
Miss Blanche Plant, the bright and
attractive guest of her sister, Mrs. E.
Levi, was the recipient of a charming sur
prise party Thursday evening. Among
those present were Miss Rose Friedman
of Baltimore, Mr. E. Fles. Miss Le ah Ull
man, Mr. M. Nowfleld and others.
The services at Temple Emanuel on
Friday evening were made extremely in
teresting by the use of the new union
prayer book, which is being adopted by
many congregations. It was quite fa
vorably received. Ac tion in regard to its
adoption by the congregation of Temple
Emanuel will be taken this week. Rabbi
Newfield's lecture was eloquent and Im
presslve. "The Rainbow, the Arch of
Hope, ‘the Smile in the Threatening
Clouds of Heaven,' ” was his subject.
The explanation of the ancient Greek in
terpretation of the "sign,” as compared
with that of the Hebrew, or the Bible,
was interestingly given and eloquently
• • •
The members of the Nineteenth Centu
ry club were the guests of Miss R'.mmie
Leigh Head at their last meeting. Wal
ter Besar.t and his works were discussed
by the club. Miss Head served tempting
refreshments after the completion of the
literary programme. The Nineteenth i
Century will be entertained next by the
Misses Sharpe on Fifth avenue.
Miss Belle Weinfeld Is visiting friends
in Atlanta.
• * •
Many young people enjoyed an informal
dance on Thursday evening in the rooms
of the Young Men’s Hebrew associa
tion. The following were present: Misses
Bessie Fraielgh, Blanche Rothschild,
Baz Wellman, Bertha Solomon, Clema
Bernhelmer, and Messrs. Bert Blaoh,
A. Rothschild, Henry Samuelson, A. C.
Loch. L. Wellman, Ben Wise, E. Roths
child and Louis Beck.
The organization of a reading club Is
exciting much interest among the mem
bers of Temple Emanuel. The first meet
ing will be held this evening at the tem
p,e. ...
Mrs. Frank S. White has just returned
from a long visit to many points of
interest. During her absence she visited
the mountains of North Carolina, Al
legheny Siwlngs, Va.; Sea Bright, on the
Jersy coast, and later spent some time
with her sister In New York city. She
returns much improved in health.
m • •
One of the features of the Art league
this season will be the costume class,
twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday
afternoons. This class will be free to
all the members of the league. The mem
bers of the costume class will take turn3
alphabetically to pose themselves or sup
ply a model, and the members will crit
icise each other's work. The model will
pose twice, so that a sketch Can be made
of one sitting and the painting done at
the next. The models will wear costumes
of every age and nationally, which will
lend an added interest to what was form
erly the simple sketch class of the league.
Mr. Parrish will reach the city this week,
and the league expects to give the pub
lic a rare treat before long in am exhibi
tion of all his work accomplished in Paris
this summer, the studies and sketches
from the Julienne school, as well as cop
ies made at the Louvre from celebrated
• • •
A delightful party of Nashville and
Birmingham friends have just returned
from the Atlanta exposition. They made
the trip under the most agreeable cir
cumstances, traveling In a private ear
with their own cook and maid. They
lived in the car during their stay in At
lanta. They report li'he exposition as
thoroughly good, and found their sojourn
In Atlanta one of unusual Interest and
pleasure. The following constituted the
party: Mr. and Mrs. Kid P. Jones and Mas
ter Malvern Jones of Birmingham, Misses
Lillian Armstrong. Anna Crockett, Hattie
Weakley, Nellie Eastman, Emma Clark,
beautiful Nashville belles; Messrs. Sid
Jones, Jr., and John Fletcher of this city
and Fred Fuller, Battle Malone and Al
bert Klrcher of Nashville.
The Cllonian club request the members
—or a committee—of the various literary
societies of Birmingham to meet prompt
ly next Tuesday afternoon, the 22d, at
a o’clock, in the Commercial club rooms,
to consider a matter of much importance.
A large meeting is earnestly desired,
and no doubt will be secured.
» » •
The following rules for exhibitors have
been adopted by the managers of the
chrysanthemum show, which occurs In
this city about the middle of November.
All cut flowers must be exhibited on
stems not less than 4 inches long, and
without artificial support.
All articles for competition must be
distinctly and conspicuously classed.
Exhibits must be arranged separately
and distinctly from each other, and each
individual by a division mark, and must
be in position before 12 o’clock for plants
and 2 o'clock for cut flowers on the day
of opening.
In all competitions for collections supe
rior quality shall have the preference
over a large quantity if inferior.
No competitor shall receive more than
one premium in each class In which he
competes. »
All receptacles for edt floweps must be
furnished by the competitors.,'
None but the-.judges and their assist
ants will be admitted to the hall when
the awards are being made.
All exhibits of plants and cut flowers
must have been grown-by the exhibitor.
After the awards are made contrib
utors may attach their cards to the ex
All premiums not called for within
thirty days from the date of their award
are forfeited to the club.
After the exhibits are arranged they
will be under the exclusive charge of the
committee, and not even the owners will
have the liberty to remove them until
after the close of the show.
It is understood that all persons plac
ing any article on exhibition thereby sig
nify their assent to all the rules and reg
ulations. All exhibitors not strictly com
plying with the .above .rules will be ex
cluded from competition for premiums.
No entrance fee will be charged in any
of the competitions.^ ^ > _/
Mr. Alex T. London merits the pro
found gratitude of every lover of flow
era, because of his vigorous article on
the ubiquitous Birmingham cow. Why a
city of the size and respectability of
Birmingham should be compelled to, sub
mit to the miserable nuisance of cattle
running at large at all hauls, and In
almost all directions Is past finding out,
especially as it is said, that there is an
ordinance forbidding it. The poverty of
a cow. horse or hog owner Is no excuse
for a whole city being tormented and
beautiful gardens being laid waste by
worthless beasts. If a man is too poor
to feed his animals then he is too poor to
own them, and he will find it cheaper to
buy his milk any way. For a small sum
bovs can be employed who will herd the
cattle at a convenient pasture. Much
attention has been paid to the cultiva
tion of flowers in our city, and it Is more
than a pity, It is an outrage that the
patient work of months, and sometimes
years, Is oft times destroyed In a night
by some ruthless cow. Something Is
due property owners ard home beauti
flers as well as the possessors of insatia
ble cows, hogs, goats and horses. An
ordinary fence has long since ceased to
be a protection, and It will be less ex
pense to pen the cattle than to build
stone walls or hanging gardens. But
some of the long suffering Highlanders
have known cows and other grievous
cattle that would have reached the flow
ers that bloomed In Babylon's gardens
ha<3 they lived in that day, for there Is
neijther heightht nor depth that their agil
ity has not compassed. Mr. London will
almost Immortalize himself if he will
pursue this question until the ordinance
regarding this matter is enforced.
* * *
The following very handsome cards
have been received announcing the mar
riage of Miss Smith and Mr. Hoover on
last Wednesday, a description of which
was given on Thursday:
“Louis R. Hoover—Alice M. Smith, mar
ried Wednesday, October 16, 1895. Bir
mingham, Ala.”
Mr. and Mrs. Hoover have carried with
them to their home in New Orleans the
affection and esteem of very many Bir
mingham friends.
* • *
The marriage of Miss Amanda P. Moore
and Mr. W. P. G. Harding, which will
occur next Tuesday evening at St. Ma
ry’s-on-the-Highlands, excites much In
terest among their large circle of friends.
It will be a green and white wedding, and
Misses Rlmmie Leigh Head. Elolse Juhn
Fton, Mamie Pearson, Marie Nelson,
Mary Cleary and Mamie Walker will be
iha lovely (bridesmaids. Miss Maliza
Moore will be maid of honor and Mr. J.
H. Barr best man. There will be grooms
men and ushers, already selected from
the tftertmg friends of Minn Mnowonil Me.
Harding, Miss Moore has received,
among other handsome and valuable
presents, a very rare and beautiful one
from the father of Mr. Harding. Colonel
Harding of Tuskaloosa. It is a very old
and very elegant set of china, purchased
by one of the Harding ancestors during
the French revolution.
The reception at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Sydenham Moore, after the mar
riage on Tuesday evening, will not be a
large one, only the relatives, attendants
and a very few friends will be present.
• * •
The Clonlan club was entertained on
Friday afternoon by Miss Bessie Blinn.
Miss Kate Smith was elected a member
of the club. The quotations were from
Alabama poets. Mrs. Myall was histo
rian of the meeting and read an account
of the Spanish, French and English ex
plorations and settlements of America.
Mrs S L. Ledbetter read Father Ryan’s
poem. "A Land Without Ruin," Miss Bes
sie Blinn read “Indian Names," by Prof.
A B Me“k, and current events were dis
cussed by the club. Miss Blinn served
refreshments during the afternoon. The
club will meet next Friday afternoon
with Mrs. J. W. Barclay on Seventh av
The Mendelssohn soeiety has mm
menced Us present season under the most
flattering prospects, and the present
promises to be one of the most brilliant
In Its history. There is a growing and
popular desire to have this society ex
cel Itself. A financial committee has
taken its money matters in hand and It
will have no debt to carry. The chorus
will be selected with great care for thci
value of its vocal talent. The associate
list is being rapidly filled and will be lim
ited to 300, as usual. The annual dues
this year will he $1 for active and $3 for
associate members. There are many of
its old members whose address has been
changed, and many new musicians and
lovers of music who desire to come into
the society at the beginning of this sea
son. and It Is desired that they send their
address at once to the Mendelssohn so
Atlanta is preparing to do herself
proud In her reception of President
Cleveland. Many elegant social func
tions will be given in his honor, the larg
est and handsomest being the magnifi
cent reception tendered by the Capital
City club. This organization will ex
pend $5000 on the entertainment and a
florist from Washington city will decor
ate the beautiful club house on Peach
tree street. I acknowledge with pleas
ure the receipt of the following invita
tion: "The Capital City club requests
the pleasure of your presence at a recep
tion given to President and Mrs. Cleve
land Wednesday evening. October 23. at
9 o’clock” Enclosed was the card of Mr.
Ball, a young gentleman in whom I feel
a tender Interest.
• • •
Dr. Lyman Abbott, who is to lecture at
the opera house next Wednesday evening.
Is the brilliant successor of Henry Ward
Beecher at Plymouth church. Brooklyn,
and editor-in-chief of the Outlook, a
widely known magazine.
The New York Recorder of last Sun
day publishes a picture of Dr. Samuel
Minturrj Peck, and has these pleasant
things t° say of h4s last beautiful book
of poems. "Rhymes and Roses:”
A "first edition” of 3000 copies of a
volume of verse is a phenomenon of some
significance ' to the writers in rhyme.
Most poets find the expense of getting
out an edition of 500 copies too great for
frequent Indulgence, but Samuel Minturn
Peck s "Rhymes and. Roses" must be
pecuniarily as Well as aesthetically satis
factory to the author and publisher. I
Invite other poets to a consideration of
how Mr. Peck does it.
In the first place, Mr. Peck Is very
much a man, and wastes no words on
pessimistic catwaullngs or on eratlc im
agihings. His verse is clean, sane and
wholesome. It deals with the sweets of
nature, with the big theme of love and
with lighter themes with which vers de
soclete concerns itself. There is human
interest in all that he writes. Even the
“Lyrics of Nature" usually take the
human view of l(eautiful scenes and
treat of them in relation to human needs
and feelings. Somehow these southern
poets catch the very lilt of love and the
tricks of Sir Mockingbird In a way to
shame the northerners. Listen to this
And a limpid, lustrous note
Lullaby-like is afloat
From the mock-bird's peerless throat
In my lady's garden.
1 Why, a fellow can see with half an eye
that the poet is much more interested in
the garden because it is “my lady's;”
certainly that is the case with the reader.
There is pathos, as well as melody, in
“The Captain's Secret" and "Mabel’s
Secret,” but most of the love songs are
pure longing and sheer music without the
liote of sadness.
• • *
Birmingham is rapidly coming to the
front as an educational point, and it is
gratifying to note'the progress which our
colleges are making. One of our newest
and most promising institutions is the
Birmingham Medical college, which has
Just entered upon its second year with an
increased number of students. The col
lege building Is very centrally located on
Twenty-first street, between Third and
Fourth avenues, and Is admirably adopt
ed for such an institution. It is occu
pied jointly by the Medical and Dental
colleges. There are two lecture halls,
chemical, anotomlcal, histological and
pathological laboratories, and dispen
ary rooms. The course of study is
thorough, and embraces three years of
seven months each. The faculty is com
posed of some of the leading physicians
of Birmingham, and it is their purpose to
maintain a high standard of graduation.
The faculty has opened a free dispen
sary at the college where the poor re
ceive medeal treatment free of charge,
lit Is open daily from 11 to 1 o’clock p. m.
Daily clinics are held from 12 to 1 in the
several departments, as follows:
Monday—Surgical clinic, Dr. B. G. Cope
Tuesday—Diseases of the nervous sys
tem, Dr. B. L. Wyman.
Wednesday—Diseases of children and
medical clinic. Dr. W. II. Johnston.
Thursday—Diseases of women, Dr. W.
E. B. Davis.
Friday—Diseases of eye, ear and throat,
Dr. L. G. Woodson.
Saturday—Dr. R. M. Cunnigham holds
a medical clinic at Pratt City.
Birmingham offers superior advantages
for clinical instruction, on account of the
cosmopolitan population, etc. 'Die fac
ulty of the Medical college have a few
beds at the college reserved for patients,
and it is their intention, if the institution
continues to prosper, to open a hospital
In connection with the medical school.
In a short while the Charity hospital
under the management of the ladles of
the United Charities, will be open for the
reception of patients, and students of
the Medical college will have an oppor
tunity of attending the clinics at the
That excellent club, the Philhedonian,
composed of so many admirable and pop
ular young Birmingham gentlemen, will
be three years old next Thursday and it
is the intention of the members to cele
brate the happy occasion with a large
and handsome theater party to enjoy
"Sinbad" at the opera house that evening.
This club has been especially fortunate
in its management, and now, at the time
of its third birthday, it is in a more flour
ishing condition than ever before. The
membership is now full; they are quar
tered in attractive rooms in the Commer
cial club building; they have a balance in
the treasury atm consequently the out
look is very bright and promising. It is
the intention of the Phlihedonlans to en
tertain generously this winter. There
will be a number of swell opera and thea
ter parties, besides many pretty cotillions
and many informal functions. The home
girls and the visiting belles will fare well
this season at the hands of this popular
club. They certairriy have contributed
very much to the social pleasure of the
city and they entered upon another year*
with the best wishes of the entire com
munity. » » «
Miss Mary Alice Gerald, who visited
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roy last winter,
and made many friends during her stay,
is to be married at her home in West
Point, Miss., on the 22d Instant to Mr.
Pierre Lalande of the firm of Dunn &
Lalande. Mr. M. T. Baptiste loaves to
night to be present at the wedding. Mr.
A. A. Smith will be best man and Miss
Rosalie Baptiste will be one of the brides
maids. The bridal party will reach Bir
mingham on Wednesday, and Mr. nnd
Mrs. Pierre Lalande will be at home to
their friends at Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Miss Luclle Smith and Miss Jennie
Porter are now in New York. They will
be absent several weeks.
Miss Lucy Dwyer entertained a number
of her young friends yesterday with a
charming picnic at the beautiful home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Dwyer,
on Twelfth avenue, South Highlands.
Many friends of Misses Maggie and
Kate Nixon had a royally good time Fri
day evening with dancing, pretty games
and delightful refreshments at the home
of their parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Nix
on, corner Fourth avenue and Twenty
first street.
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A new musical club is being organized
In our city under the most flattering au
spices Messrs. Claude Seals, Solon Ja
cobs. J. M. Cartwright, F. S. Ferguson,
Ben Carter. Oliver Oha’lfoux, W. E.
Smith, A. R. Dearborn, R. F. Johnston
nnd R. F. Manley are Interested in its
Incorporation, and the outlbok for an
active musical club which will prove a
power In the community is very protnis
inp Indeed. Its future is assured and it
will certainly be a strong factor in tlie
cultivation of musical tastes in Birming
ham. The following was signed by the
hundreds of names given below:
"We, the undersigned citizens of Bir
mingham. appreciating the value of mu
sical culture to the people of a city, here
by pledge our hearty co-operation to
wards establishing and maintaining the
Birmingham Music club, to be incorpor
ated under the laws of Alabama, the
purpose of which will be to advance the
art of music and the cultivation of pleas
ant social relations in connection there
James Weatherly, Morris Lovoman,
William T. Underwood, P. H. Earle, E.
A. deEunlak, J. F. Martin. J. M. David
son. P. Sid Jones, William J. Cameron,
C. H. Nabb, W. P. O. Harding. J. H.
Barr, Amzi Godden, C. W. Williamson,
Joe Frank, A. T. Jones, W. A. Porter,
Joseph F. Johnston, Sam Will John,
Paul Calame, H. E, Badham. J. W. Bush,
J. L. Yancey, Robert Jacobs. J. A. Mont
gomery, E. M. Tutwiler. W. H. Johnston,
B. Steiner, F. S. Foster, Charles Wheo
lock, A. A. Coleman, J. H. Garner, J H.
Parsons, R. C. Redus, Eee C. Bradley,
Abner A. Fowler, A. McLeod, E. T. Wil
cox, H. C. Abbott, Charles C. Snider, J.
R. Bryan, W. C. Garrett, O. W. Under
wood, W. A. Smith, J. M. Gillespy, W. B.
l.eedy, James T. Malone, J. H. Edwards,
Zac P. Smith, W. F. Lyman, August
Hirsch, M. A. Porter, E. J. Smyer, James
A. Allen, C. H. Greer, S. Caheen, F.
Caheen, W. A. Moody, J. D. Chichester,
Wesley- M. Smith, L. Rogan, Wyatt
Heflin, .1. A. VanHoose, W. V. M. Robert
son, Jerome A. Tucker, C. A. Mountjoy,
C. W. Ferguson, W. J. Dangalx, J. P.
Mudd, John W. Tomlinson, J. P. Stiles,
W. J. Prowell, M. Well, James T. Meade,
A. W. Haskell, J. T. Nlxor.. M. Slose,
Samuel Ullman. Herman Saks, Louis
Saks, C. E. Thomas, L. A. May, John H.
Miller, R. S. Warner, Alex T. London,
George T. Hill, W. C. Shackelford. W. H,
Wade, George D. Allison, I,.
Rich, Walter L. Howard, H.
A. Sharpe, Fergus W. McCarthy, Wil
liam S. Morrow, John. T. Hood, George B.
Tarrant, F. A. Hewitt, Jr., Charles A.
Senn, W. M. Newton, A. J. Tarrant,
George M. Morrow, M. T. Porter. W. M.
Martin, E. H. Cabanlss, Rufus N. Rhodes,
E. P. Smith. E. G, Green, Frank S, White.
I’, C. Ratcliff, S. E. Perkins, Otto Marks,
S. D. Weakley, J. E. Wilson, D. M. Dren
nen, M. Melville Drennen, W. S. Brown,
William A. Walker, J. T. Glover, A. B.
Vandegrlft, J. A. Lovoman. P. A. O’Rel
ley, John S. Jomison, Charles Neu
man, M. J. Lunquest, A. A. Tyler, B. F.
Ezekiel, A. B. Loveman, D. It. Dunlap,
Len Button, J. E. Frazier. George Eu
bank, Thad Weatherly. Caldwell Brad
shaw. James E. Zunts, John P. Till
man, Charles Roberts, A. G. Smith.
David Roberts, Robert Jomison. John G.
Smith. T T. Hillman. T. F. Steele. J. P.
Ross, ,T. M. Martin, J. C. Dozier, John C.
Carmichael, Robert Chisolm, H. S. Hall.
James A. Going, J.W.Worthington. R. H,
Pearson, W. G. Robinson. A. J. Terrell,
n. r. v\n::on, I'amei urocn, vv. fi.
Martin, James Vinson, J. If. Johnston,
13. D. Gray, W. F. Gorman. W. D. Pun
lap, W. .lamps Whaley, Tom O. Smith,
Harry Hawkins, N. E. Barker, C. C. El
lis, J. B. Gibson, Hush Morrow, Daniel
Rogan, I. H. Benners, ,T. H. Wallace,
Charles O. Locke, James J. Banks, J. M.
Caldwell, Ed Warren. R. I. Stone, P. H.
Baugh, J. R. Broom. John E. Miles. \Vr.
C. Brewer, J. V, Cohen, F. V. Evans,
John W. Clark, J. K. Warren, John P.
Fuller, M. M. Wiliams, Richard E. Ev
ans, E. H. Sholl, W. C. Ward, Eugene F.
Enslen, C. F. Enslen, Charles F. Enslen,
Waiter Moore. J. M. Crowder. John G.
Adams, J. A. Stratton. E. W. Culiom, A.
O. Lane, A. C. Howze, A. Eubank, C.
Berncy, George C. Whatley, James Bai
ley, J. P. Fleming, Thomas S. Forbes, F.
Hardy, J. P. S. Pavls, R. H. Thomas,
George I,. Morris, William W. Wilkinson.
The active members of the Birmingham
Music club are as follows: Soprano—
Mrs. J. Morgan Smith, Mrs. R. H. Pear
son. Miss Bertha Woodward. Miss Mamie
Pearson, Miss Alto? Holmes, Miss Mamie
Morrow, Miss Kate Morrow, Mrs. Elite
O. Shober, Mrs. Ruth Chandler, Miss
Lottie Coffin, Miss Orline Arnold, Miss
Lucy Martin.
Altos- Miss Patti Ruffner, Miss Momie
Terrell. Mrs. Richard F. Johnston. Miss
Mannie Manley. Miss Sarah Rogan. Miss
Flora LaCoste, Miss Annie Jernlgan, Mrs.
Clinton Reese.
Tefiors—Messrs. J. M. Cartwright, W.
E, Montgomery. T. A. Bell, R F. Manley,
Sain E. Cowan. Aiiie J. Miles, W. L. How
ard, L. A. Shipman, C. R. Plosser, A.
R. Dearborn, John Warren.
Bassos—Messrs. F. S. Ferguson. W. E.
Smith. B. M. Allen, L. S. Handley. Jr.. F.
E. Perkins, C. F. Manley. William Man
ley. George B. Ward, S. M. Blake. T. W.
ltedin, Tom W. Porter, J. F. Graham,
Ben Carter, F. F. Putnam.
Instrumentalists—Mr. and Mrs. Oliver
Chalifoux, Miss Augusta Sharpe, Miss
Belle McCoy, Miss Marie Wilson, Miss
Laura Firguson. Miss Virginia Walker,
Miss Cora Handley, Messrs. R. F. John
ston, Claude Seals, Solon Jacobs and
Theo Koenig.
There will be a meeting for formal or
ganization tomorrow. Monday evening, at
Seals' hall, at 7:H0 o'clock.
while you wait. Come and see
E. Gluck, Jeweler, in his new
store, 2018 1st avenue.
What She Objected To.
Washington Star.
"Frederick." she said to her mimical
admirer, "they say that you steal a good
many melodies "
"Well, you know, almost ail composer*
do that now-a-days. You shouldn't
blame me f'>r that."
"Oh, I don't blame you for that, but
why don t you steal pretty ones?"

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