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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, MARCH 23. 1S90.
IiITTIVE HAimiYESS FADS OF PKBTTY
NEW YORK YroaiEi.
The Younj; Woman of Figure How n
TOorann Acts In Knee-breeches A Now
Fuel for FuropoanTourlnU ANovr York
Girl's Ulr.arro Styles.
Special Correspondence of Sundat Herald.
Nbw Yohk, March 21, 1S90.
This is the time of year when the clubman
looks out the window, watches the girls coming
from afternoon church, and says that they "go
on their shape." Ho criticises them exactly as
ho would a thoroughbred horse, and he approves
or disapproves, aBfarascowns aro concerned,
but continually returns to the question of "the
run youxo woman of figuke.
The young woman whe is going out "In her
figure," as the Frenchwomen says, usually docs
it at the risk of having pneumonia, or what is
much less poetic, a cold in her head. But,
nevertheless, she feels as if she has not put her
money in the full coffers of her tailor for noth
ing. She is gowned in mauve, dove, pistachc,
or black; her skirt is softly draped, and there
is no suspicion of steels, or anything so vulgar
as a bustle about her. Over her round bodice,
which is of soft silk and only intended for this
special time, is the jacket on which the clever
tailor has lavished the art of his scissors and his
artistic sense of the fitness of things.
HINTS FOlt A SMAllT COSTUME.
The smartest one is of black cloth fitting like
the proverbial glove, and rather longer than we
have been in the habit of seeing so-called short
jackets. Liko the coat in which old Grimes
was clothed, it is buttoned down before, and
these buttons are of black and silver enamel;
the collar, the cuffs, all the outlines and the
small revers that are ju6t near the collar, show
the adornment, which consists of alternate rows
of gold and silver braid. Your frock may be
made at home by a dressmaker at two dollars a
day, or be the result of your own industry; your
bonnet have been no nearer a millinery shop
than a band-box, but if you wear a coat, it must
have the stamp of the masculine cut, of the
masculine fit, and of the masculine approbation.
That is, if you want to go out "in your figure."
HOW MABEL WEIGHT GOT INTO THE SWIM.
The marriage of Miss Mabel "Wright and the
divorced brother-in-law of Mrs. "Willie Vauder
bilt has made interesting again the history of
this much-overrated young woman's entrance
into the world of fashion. Her one beauty is
her hair, which is that pure blonde seldom seen
except on the heads of Swedish girls in fact,
her so-called beauty is that inane-looking blonde
iiess which can be seen at Castle Garden any
day, when a lot of emigrants arrive from Swe
den. The gossips tell that several seasons ago
a. well-known New Yorker was in the water at
Narragansett when, suddenly as if she came
from the sta, there appeared beside him, with
the waves as a background, a fair young woman
whose long light locks hung around her as do
those of the mermaids, (1 mean the mermaids
that we see pictures of, and not the ones we sec
in dime museums.) The admiring youth, with
a stutter that was inimitable, ingenuously asked:
"Are you Venus ?" Nobody knows what the
young woman said, but soon after her discov
erer sought an introduction, presented her to
some fashionable women, and she is quoted as
one of the few who got into tho swim by plung
ing into the water.
WOMEN AND THE DIVIDED SKIltT.
The divided skirt is a subject of never-ending
interest and, curiosity. It will always be sexless.
It can't be called trousers, and it is not suf
ficiently feminine to be called a petticoat.
Something funny the other day was seen at the
dressmaker's. Kosiua Yokes, who wears pic
turesque divided skirts, sent to her modiste a
doll wonderfully arrayed in a white silk divided
skirt elaborately trimmed with lace, so that she
might see exactly how hers were made.
WOMAN IN KNEE-UUEEC'UEb.
Did you ever see a woman put on knee
breeches to wear for some expedition in the
woods ? A boy in them for the first time is
quite at home, but the most daring of hunters
and fishers among women seems to become limp
and helpless when her costume consists of knee
breeches, leggings, and a blouse. She stands
first one foot and then the other out, then she
stands still and walks as if 6ho were only per
mitted to use one leg at a time, taking a step
with one foot and then bringing the other one
forward to join It before she takes another.
She is wriggly and uneasy, she thinks every
thing is coming unbuttoned, and she wishes she
had stayed at home. Two weeks of the unique
costume may make her more at ease, but when
she first assumes the normal petticoat and skirt
she gives a great sigh of relief, and says: "Oh,
how comfortable I am, and what a pleasure it Is
to walk or sit down !" "Which goes to prove
that the natural woman inclines toward tho pet
ticoat not divided, but made aa pretty as pos
sible with no end of lace fillls upon it. I have
always been convinced that Kve's petticoat was
made of the leaves of the magnolia-tree trimmed
with a fringe of lilies of tho valley, and having
for a waistband and ties ribbon grass.
t SOMETHING NEW J'OH EUEOI'EAN TOUltlbTb.
Just now the seekers after novelty aro rushing
to the other side of the water to get rest, or new
clothes, or to plunge in wilder dissipations. Of
course the one desiro of those who remain at
home is to give something unique to the ouo who
goes away; It is known that fiowers aro thrown
away immediately after Sandy Hook is passed,
still they continue to be sent In great quantities,
though wine and fruit vie with them. However,
the greatest novelty was something done for u
very pretty woman who sailed a week ago to see
if there was anything new in Paris. She was for
tunate in having the captain's room, aud when
she reached the steamer, and entered it, she
found that an admirer had had a corner, which
.seemed of no use whatever, filled with a porce
lain tiled box, in which were growiug and
blooming a great mass of forget-me-uot6. Theso
would last over the journey, be lovely to look
upon, and no matter how ill one might be, as
they have no perfume they never could be op
pressive. A 'SW YOHK GJKL'o HIZAHHK STYLES.
The white lock has made its appearance on
Hroafiway, and ,l certainly cannot be com
roendwl. It had IU birth in Paris, where the
ladies of the demi-monde who have bleached,
reddened, whitened, and blackened their hair,
in seeking for something new, concluded to
have one thick curling lock of snow-whlto hair
just above their foreheads. The result is start
lingIndeed, it is almost demoniacal. Tho
young woman who first appeared with this
satanic curl In New York is a girl who never
lets what she considers a novelty pass her by,
and the consequence is even the men who like
her do not care to be seen with her, as her ap
pearance is so bizarre that they will select in
preference the more quietly dressed girl with
whom to take a walk, or to ask togo to the theatre
or the opera. About six months ago, when
making-up was a greater novelty than It is now,
this young woman had a properly filled make
up box with the contents of which she made her
checks pink, using a hare's foot mounted on
silver, her eyebrows blacked with some creamy
stuff applied with a small brush, her lashes
blacked with a tiny comb, while her veins were
made bluer, than If the blood of Adam aud Eve
did not run In them, with crayous of the correct
hue. She was asked one night to a supper party
at Dcl's, and tho man who gave it went to the
chapcronc and said: "I am sure you will quite
understand the spirit in which I speak, for I
really like Miss Folly, but as she Is so remarka
bly pretty (that's the nice way he put It) aud
people will stare at her so, can't you persuade
her to wear a dark, or at least a quiet dress this
evening ?" The chaperone promised, and gave
to the host the glad news that Miss Folly would
wear all black, but when he saw her ho wished
that he had asked her to wear red or llamiug
yellow in preference. The black lace frock and
black lace hat brought out and intensified tho
very red hair, the very pink checks, the very
blue veins, aud the very black brows and lashes
so much that everybody iu tho theatre and at
Dol's turned and stared at the young woman
who was dressed "so quietly" in black.
A LITTLE WOMAN'S IDEA OF COMFOET.
A small woman who had been educated in an
atmosphere of art went, not very long ago, to a
tea given in a very gorgeous house where thou
sands of dollars had been spent upon the fur
nishings. When she came home she was
asked, "Well, didn't you think it was a beauti
ful house ?" Primly the little maid answered,
"It may have been very beautiful, but it wasn't
comfy, for I never saw a single cushion, except
one with so much gold on it that it would have
scratched your face." The wee woman's idea
of comfort was appreciated by her own family,
and tho llsteuer could not but think that of the
making of many pillows there was no end.
And, best of all, that they were really expected
to be of use; to fill in corners of a chair that it
might be more comfortable; to put back of your
head or for your shoulders to rest against, or,
indeed, wherever you wanted one.
DOWNY 1'ILLOWS FOH WOMAN'3 HEAD.
Old-fashioned brocade is greatly liked for
these comforts, and it is quite the thing for a
hostess to hold up some special pillow and an
nounce that it was made out of a piece of her
great-grandmother's petticoat. Sometimes this
is true much oftener it is an artistic fib. Ori
ental silks in faint, dull shades make nice pil
lows, and so do the printed English ones. A
yellow pillow brightens up an entire establish
ment, and one filled with pine-needles should be
small enough to rest right under the face, so
that the slumber-invoking perfume may be in
haled. But no pillow must be too elaborate for
use, aud none must be stuffed so hard that it is
suggestive of discomfort. White satin pillows
with tiny sprigs embroidered upon them in con
ventional fashion are liked, but the satin must
not look too new, nor as if its owner had any
desire whatever to let it exist with any other
puipose iu view than supporting a weary back,
or letting a tired head rest upon it. The pillow
fad is by no means a bad one, as it has made
possible the sitting in chairs that were designed
either for people that had ramrods in place of
spinal columns, or who could adapt themselves
to any shape as might a snake.
WHAT IS A NICE WOMAN ?
A man said that his idea of a nice woman was
one who was charmed with what he said, and
paid very little attention to the things he did.
A nice woman is one who says good-morning
with a smile and good-uight with a blessing.
A nice woman is one who doesn't make you
suffer, at secoud hand, with her aches, nor ex
pect you to think there is but one doctor in the
world, and that he is the one of her choice.
A nice woman is one who is evenly pleased
with the weather that is, the temperature does
not affect her temper, and when the skies rain
water she dees not shower tears and groans
A nice woman is ouo who can eat what is set
before her, wear tho clothes she possesses, and
do both with amiability and without envy.
A nice woman is one who sees tho nlceness in
you aud mo aud all the rest of the world, and as
she obliterates our faults she makes us try to do
That's the nice woman. Bin,
How to Carry Your Cunc This Spring.
From Eugene Field's London Letter.
The-'Piccadilly swells seem to have agreed
upon a new way of wearing their canes. Here
tofore it has been the fashion to carry tho cano
held directly in front of and parallel with tho
body, the head of the stick being upward and
pointing forward. Hut the latest stylo Is to
carry the stick ferule-eud upward, tho hoad
turned toward the body aud the stick held
stiiily at an angle of say forty-five degrees. The
walking-sticks still in vogue are veritable clubs;
in price they run all the way from a shilling to
two guineas, ino siuewaiks nero in j-onuon
are so narrow and so crowded that it would he
impossible to manipulate a cane with that free
dom which characterizes tho Yankee dandy.
Perforated stomachs, blinded eyes, and conse
quent actions at law would surely follow. So,
after all, the Piccadilly swells have a good ex
cuse for their stiff fashions in stick-carrying.
Reduced Kales to Western Points.
Tho Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is now sell
ing tickets to points iu Minnesota, tho Dakotas,
Nebraska, Kansas, aud the far Wc6t at rates
much below former prices. If you think of
going We6t It will pay you to communicate with
the ticket agents of the 15. & O. before purchas
ing your tickets.
Charles 1. Calvert,
Topographical Engineer aud Surveyor. Espe
cial attention given to subdividing country
property. USO F street northwest. aul8-ly3
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Wo aro making a specialty of trousers this
spring, aud have now m stock tho largest and
most complete line ever shown in this city.
Snvdkh & Wood,
423 Eleventh street northwest.
Don't Give Up
The uso of Aycr's Sarsaparilla. Ono bottlo
may not euro "right oil" a complaint of
years ; persist until a euro is effected. As a
general rule, improvement follows shortly
after beginning tho uso of this medicine.
With many people, the effect Is Immediately
noticeable; but some constitutions aro loss
susceptible to medicinal Influences than
others, and the curative process may, there
fore, in such cases, bo less prompt. Perse
verance in using this remedy Is sure of its
reward at last. Sooner or later, tho most
stubborn blood diseases yield to
"For several years, in tho spring months,
I used to bo troubled with a drowsy, tired
feeling, and a dull pain In the small of my
back, so bad, at times, as to prevent my
being able to walk, tho least sudden motion
causing mo severe distress. Frequently,
bolls and rashes would break out on various
parts of tho body. By the advice of friends
and my family physician, I began the uso of
Aycr's Sarsaparilla and continued It till tho
poison in my blood was thoroughly eradica
ted." L.W. English, Montgomery City, Mo.
"My system was all run down; my skin
rough and of yellowish hue. I tried various
remedies, and while some of them gave mo
temporary relief, none of them did any per
manent good. At last I began to take
Aycr's Sarsaparilla, continuing it exclusive
ly for a considerable time, and am pleased
to say that it completely
I presume my liver was very much out of
order, and tho blood Impure in consequence.
I feel that I cannot too highly recommend
Aycr's Sarsaparilla to any ono afflicted as I
was." Mrs. N. A. Smith, Glover, Vt.
"For years I suffered from scrofula and
blood diseases. Tho doctors' prescriptions
and several so-called blood-purifiers being of
no avail, I was at last advised by a friend to
try Ayer's Sarsaparilla. I did so, and now
ieel like a new man, being fully restored to
health." C. N. Frink, Decorah, Iowa.
DR, J. C. AVER & CO., Lowell, Mass.
Bold by Druggists. $1,bIx$5. Worth$5abottl.
1014 F STRELT,
Bottles of every kind, aud tho PRICES WAY
DOWN. You can get a bottlo for any price.
Speaking about bottles, don't forget to look at
the QUEEN ANNE COLOGNE when you call.
Connoissieurs pronounce it far superior to im
ported odors, and tho most lasting and fragrant
article of the kind ever placed on tho market.
Some of the other goods MERTZ keeps for tho
holidays: Shaving, Manicure, and Comb nnd
Brush Sets, Plush, Leather, and tho new style
Colored Chamois Sets tho Lntest Thing Out.
Attention is callod to TWO SPECIAL BAR
GAINS in MANICURE SETS-No. 151. Mulshed iu
PLUSH or LEATHER; price, 88c. These ennnot
do duplicated in thi3 city for less than 31.50.
Lot No. 519, finished In LEATHER or PLUSH,
S1.49; usually sold at $2.50.
Theso are GENUINE BARGAINS. If you
want one call early.
1014 F Street.
ofcxsls; mtfcr jfcsstemrsmfcjs
HEW YOBK BUFFET,
405 TENTH STKKET N. W.
Finest Wines, Liquors, and Cigars
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
A SPLENDID LUNCH
WASHINGTON, D. G.
Army and Navy Headquarters.
Four Iron KHcupcN.
TERMS 83.00 and $4.00 PER DAY.
CHARLES A. HcETJEN,
REAL ESTATE AND LOAN BROKER,
1120 F STItEET N. W WASHINGTON, D, O
In tho District of Columbia, Maryland, and Vir
ginia, Property Ilought, Sold, and Exchanged.
Houses itemed and Rents Collected.
FIro Insurance Placed in Reliable Companies,
LATEST STYLES AND LOWEST HATES.
Artists' and Architects' Supplies,
501 NINTH STREET.
nl0-2m6 BRANCH, 1723 PENNA. AVE.
With City Streets, Avenues and Circles.
We have about One
that beautiful subdivision
in conformity with the plan of the city, having streets 90 feet
and avenues 130 feet wide. This subdivision is south of and
adjoining Brookland, convenient to the Metropolitan Branch
Railroad and Electric Cars, near the University and Soldiers'
Home. The lots now left will be sold at the
Low Prices of from 4: to 10 Cents per Foot,
On Easy Terms.
For Plats and further information apply to
WILLIAM O. DENNISON, 923 F street, or to
REDFORD W. WALKER, 1006 F street northwest.
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J. S. BELT & CO.,
Real Estate, Loans, & Insurance,
629 F street, Bet. Sixth nnd Seventh N. W.,
W.AJ3I3.I1VOTOJV. 3. C.
Special Attention Given to the Sale of Sub
urban I,otB and Country Property.
EDW. J. 6TELLWA0EN.
THOMAS M. OALB.
Thomas J. Fisher & Co.,
1334 F Sti-eet-
TYLER & RUTHERFORD,
No. 1307 F Street Northwest.
vicinity of Iowa Circle,
with two nice
1 . T ' .-
lor an, price
Fine place in Eckington, corner lot, house
heated by steam, lighted by electricity, and com
plete in every respect. Prico S10.500.
Double brick dwelling on heights north of city,
with lot 50x150. Prico 310,000.
"Very desirable brick dwelling on It street
northwest, 8 rooms and collar and modern im
provements. Price $9,500.
In best part of West Washington, a 3-story and
cellar brick dwelling, 4 rooms deep on first lloor,
10 rooms In all. Prico 56,500.
Fine lot on M street, near Thomas Circle. Prico
$3.50 per square foot.
Fine lot on Connecticut avenue, 25x100. Prico
S3 per square foot.
Lots on Murtwood Place, near Columbia Road,
Lots in squaro No. 701 for $300 and $250 each.
T)EAL ESTATE BULLETIN
THOMAS E. WAGGAMAN, 017 F street.
THREE-STORY I1RICK AND FRAME HOUSES
1013 10th Bt nw. b h, m i, 10 rs S12.000
IKWMatnw, bh, mi, 13rs 11,000
207 G st nw, b h, m i, 10 rs H.000
112S8tustnw, bh,9 rs 8,000
223 Indiana avo nw, b h, 0 rs 7,500
1731 10th Bt nw, b h, 0 rs 7,500
1220 Mass avo nw, f h,8 rs 7,350
38 I st nw, b h, 11 rs 0,500
805 0th Bt nw. b h, 8 rs 4,500
45Kstno.bh, 12 rs 4.500
TWO-STORY" BRICK AND FRAME HOUSES
1311 D st nw. f h, 0 rs 85,000
3328 to 3331 P st nw, f h, 5 rs 5,000
1412 28th stnw, b h, m I, 0 rs 5,000
1247 and 1240 Madison st nw, r h, 4 rs, and 2
831 to 835 22dstnw,b h.Ors 4.500
405 to 411 Baar's alloy nw, b h, 1 rs 4,000
423 N stnw, f h, 5 rs, and 2 houses rear.... 4,000
1328 V st mv, b h, 0 rs 3,800
1013 12th at nw. f h, 7 rs 3,775
205 12th st nw. I) h. 0 rs 3,000
UNIMPROVED PROPERTY FOR SALE.
I) st, bet 3d and 4th sts so 81 25
13 at, bet Canal and C sts n w 1 00
Mass ave, bet Del avo and lststno 1 00
O st, hot 1st and 3d sts nw 85
Necor Va avennd 22datnw ,. 75
G st, bet 2d and 3d no 00
Sweor3d and Lsts ne 50
Mount Pleasant 40
5th at, bet Va ave and G st. so 30
HOUSES FOR RENT.
S27?2dBtnw,0rs 830 00
142Cstne,7rs 20 no
007 Nst nw, 7rs 20 00
1400 Md ave no, 0 rs 17 00
1230 Wyllost ne.OrH 17 00
003 I at ne, 0 rs , 10 50
1302 41 ot sw,0 rs 15 30
83 II st no, 5 rs , 15 00
215LBtnw.5rs 15 00
31710thstno,5rs 13 00
4UDelavosw,6rs 13 30
1337 and 1311 4 at bw, 5 rs 10 30
Rear313AstBe,4rs 10 50
1214 Blagdon's alley nw, Ors 10 00
1300 D st sw, 4 rs 10 00
2230 10th stnw, 4 r3 9 00
831 2d st ne, 4 rs 0 00
11 FstTerraroso, 4 ra 8 30
7ar. 707, 700 Farragut st nw, 5 rs. 8 00
1122Greens alley nw.2 rs 5 00
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT.
Safe as U. 8. bonds. 5 aud 0 per cent., payable
quarterly: in Bums 8 1,000.
In sums to suit at 0 per cent.
Tho abovo is only a portion of tho property on
my books. For full list call at office for bulletin,
issued on tho 1st and 15th.
50x150 each, ieit in
Brookland, which is
1415 P Street,
Member of "Washington Stock Ex
change. All local stocks and securi
ties bought and sold. de8-lt
C. T. HAVENNEB, & CO.,
Room 11, First Floor, Atlantic Building,
930 F Street,
REAL ESTATE AND
Real Estate Bought and Sold.
1418 F Street.
HOUSES AID LOTS
IN ALL SECTIONS OF THE CITY.
Call for our Latest Bulletin.
AGENT FOR FIRST MORTGAGE OMAHA
BONDS, 0 PER CENT.
DEBENTURES IN SUMS OF $500, 10 YEARS,
AT 0 PER CENT.; SECURITY ABSOLUTE.
MONEY TO LOAN ON REAL ESTATE
6 PER CENT.
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