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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, MAY 4. 1S90.
BAB ON A GENTEEL SPREE.
SUU HKVKE.S IN NJJW YOKK'S SUN
S1IIN12 AND GOKS TO THK CIRCUS.
Women lloforo the Cnincrn Pliotocrnphors
ns Dress Critics Lillian Ilussoll's Pop
ularity "With Photographers Amerlcnn
"Women and Cosmetics.
tSpecial Correspondence of Sunday Hkuald.
Xbw Youk, May 2, 1800.
If you don't glory In this sunshine tberc is
something wrone with you cither mentally or
physically. You should not 6top to consider
freckles, hut you ought, like the dogs, the Eng
lishman, aud tho Southern woman, walk on tho
suuny Bide of the street, until you feel how
good it is to bo alive. Sunshine, when properly
indulged in, will force the most wretched old
pessimist to bo hopeful, and to belicvo in mcu,
women, and dogs if ho doesn't in a Maker and
n hereafter. It may bo very fashionable among
the extremely "knowlcdgable" set to belicvo in
nothing, hut I often wonder how men of braln3
and heart can live without belief when they
can't without love. How they can see the sun
shine, not only from the heavens above, hut
from the eyc6 ot a child, and not think some
body greater thau any one they know must have
created those gleams, is a mystery. Having
great confidence in men, I mu6t confess that I
am inclined not to believe in their unbelief; it's
very much like a man taking tho wrong side of
an argument at the debating society. He wants
to show just what he can make out of rags and
tatters, and after he is all through he knows
well enough that the garment patched together
is not worthy of wear.
"When tho rain rains and the sky is dark a
little pessimism is permissible. Even a woman
loses faith in her dressmaker, wonders what
cooks were created for, and wishes children
were bora with their fig leaves on and that
they increased in size with the small body.
But this sunshine, it ought to make you and
me and everybody else so happy that uncon
sciously the favorite tunes would be sunc, and
consciously we would all try to do what a little
woman calls "a really nice something."
riZETTY WOMAN AT THE CI11CUS.
The circus has come to town, that is, it's on
the outskirts of the town, aud in that beautiful,
blissful way in tents. Everybody goes, from
dwellers in marble halls down to those who
never heard of a marble hall, and wouldn't like
it if they saw it. Supreme bliss is reached in
climbing up on the seats, and nothing in the
world ever tasted so good as the pink lemonade
and the large ginger cakes that in Baltimore
used to be Known as "Bolivars." Quite cnlrc
nous, I wish to say that when a statue was
erected last year to Gen. Bolivar half the peo
ple who had been born and raised in Baltimore,
myself among the number, were under the im
pression that he was the man who first made
these cakes, and no other honor equal to that
could be given him. All the swells are out
looking at the elephants, and Miss Murrav Hill
quite forgets the lit of her frock and the " Vere
de Vere manner which she affects, while she
walks around with a large paper bag containing
apples that are to be given to these gentlemen
in due order.
WUY WOMEN LIKE ELEPHANTS.
The charm of an elephant is wonderful, and
yet he cannot be counted as beautiful, only
massive; but I believe that if every woman who
goes to the circus could have her choice of one
of the animals as a pet each blessed one would
want an elephant. I heard a girl say that they
had soft eyes. Now, with all due deference to
the elephant, his eyes look to me like boiled
onions; another one said there was so much
comicality in his tail. There may be, but it
ha6 seemed from my point of view to be one of
the freaks of nature that so large a beast should
have 60 little a tail. After all, the most of us
gain our knowledge of the animal kingdom
from a Noah's ark and the circus, consequently
when we make a few errors now and then wo
should not be jeered at.
WOMEN 11KF0KE T1IH CAMEUA.
There are times in every one's life when thero
comes a necessity for having one's photograph
taken. I have never heard of people's doing
this for pleasure. Pleasure ! when it is a cross
between having a tooth pulled and being killed
by electricity! The photographer Invariably
tells you that he thiuks you will be a good sub
ject, and then live minutes after, when thohead
rest has you in its clutches, he contradicts him
self and says you seem to have no power to
throw expression into your face. You feel as if
there was a lot of expression on the end of your
tongue that it wouldn't be a wise thing to give
birth to. He then suggests that you take a
step forward in the natural way; you tako the
step on the wrong foot and you don't dare
move, for the critical moment has come aud
you are told afterward there was an expression
uj. imuiiy uu your iaee suggestive or au expectant
l'JIOTOGItAl'IIUItfe AS mtEfeS CKITICfe.
Nobody ever dressed to suit a photographer
in her life. He tells you to wear something
light. You put on a pretty little silk frock, and
then he objects to the 6pots; he tells you to
wear something dark, and you put on a black
lace, only to have It suggested to you that
straight lines come out better than bo many
frills and frivols. Then you wear a tallor-mado
gown, and with a shako of his head you aro
ominously Informed, "Of course you under
stand on account of your dress the picturo will
bo severe-looking." He refers to your freckles
by telling you that they will spot them out, and
then he gives you glowing accounts of women
who really know how to sit well; you wish you
had never been born, for you feel that in his
eyes you were neiter wnen you were only a pro
toplasm and not a small woman who wanted
cabinet pictures taken.
I'HOTOGHAJ'HEIIS LIKE LILLIAN KUSSKLL.
By tho by, the photographers all agree that tho
mot satisfactory woman to tako Is beautiful Lil
lian Russell. She certainly make6 an exquisite
picture, and it is said that hi addition to her
kuowledgo of dressing and posing artistically
she cuu, just before theysqueezo the tube, throw
into her eyes that bewitching look that has
brought all New York and the rest of the United
States at the feet of the Grand Duchess. I don't
think there ibauything in tho heavens above like
a photograph of Lillian Russell, so that thero
will be no harm whatever In the average woman
falling down and worshipping it. She is one of
tho women, curiously enough, whoso beauty has
always been acknowledged by other women, and
after looking at her a great deal tho reason
seems to be that there is a sweet leaven of femi
ninity about her that would make her quite, out
side of being a beauty, a popular woman among
women. This doesn't by any means always at
tach itself to beauties.
AMEHICAN WOMEN AND COSMETICd.
Are you a student of statistics. If you aro you
will he interested InkuowingthataGermanwho
got accurate data concerning the amouut of cos
metics used all through the world says that the
money that American women pay for them
would paint seventeen thousand houses, allow
ing seventy-five dollars for each housol Not
withstanding this horrible charge, I don't be
lieve American women will quail when it comes
to buying anything they think will add to their
beauty. Of course, in nine cases out of ten it
doesn't add to it. but even a man has to confess
that a tiny little bit of powder, to take tho shine
oft the nose, is desirable. When Ovid was writ
ing about women and their ways ho said that a
fancy for looking ill and delicate, and playing
on the feelings of the men, had taken possession
of them, and that it was a smart thing to get a
fotching pallor on their faces by white lead and
other stuffs. In the ruins of Thebes an entiro
toilet case was found, with bottles of perfumery,
jars of powder, and tubes ot paint, with brushes
and cloths, evidently showing that tho hello of
that day not only knew how to tako care of her
skin, but. believed in having good tools to achieve
good results. Tho belles of Ninoveh were will
ing to suffer to be beautiful; they had their skins
made smooth with pumice-stone and then they
woro enameled I
C03MKTIC3 IN THE OLDEN TIMES.
Cleopatra not only had every cosmetic known
in her day to add to her good looks, but she
also wrote a book on the caro of the skin, which
is, unfortunately for the belles of to-day, out of
print. In 1779 the English Parliament, which
always looked for the protection of its men,
considered a bill that read this way: "All
women, without distinction as to age or rank,
maidcus as well as widows, who should deceive
the malo subjects of His Majesty and mislead
them into marriage by means of paint, salve,
beauty water, false teeth, falso hair, Spanish
wool, corsets, or padded hips, should be pun
ished under the provisions of the law against
sorcery, and the marriage shall be declared
null." The bill did uot pass, I believe, and it
probably emanated from the brain of somebody
who had been deceived, and who wished, gener
ously, to save his friends. In England to-day
paint is much more generally used than in this
country, where what is known as "saucer
rouge," and which is applied with a soft linen
rag, is in greater favor. Englishwomen make
up abominably: from the Princess of Wales down
to the chorus girl the idea of improving tho face
seems to be to put a dab of rouge under each
eye, not to shade it at all, to leave the ears and
chin untouched, and to suppose that everybody
believes this is real.
HOW TO USE KOVGES AND TAINTS.
If rougo is used it should always be shaded off
with a little powder, the lobes of the cars and
tho odge of the chin each being touched slightly
with it, because any face on which there is a
glow of color has the pink also at these points.
Nobody blushes in a round spot; shape the pink
a little to your cheek, and if your face is very
full make it longer than round. Don'tput it on
at all unless you think you can't go without It
that is to say, that you look so ghastly you feel
that you need it. A color is sometimes given to
the face by dabbling it in gin and water, the gin
bringing the blood to the surface and giving it
life; as in addition it softens the skin, there is
no icason in the world why it shouldn't be used.
A BKiaUT WOMAN'S COMPLAINT.
Here's a typical complaint from a bright
womau. Said she: "Because I read a good oit,
because I go to the theatres, because I have in
dividual opinions as to what I read and see,
somebody called me a clever woman. I despise
the word. I would rather be called a thief. A
clover woman always seems to me to be one who
is plotting and planning out for herself and for
herself alone. If she is clever with her needle
she only uses it to make her own belongings. If
she is clever with her pen she writes letters to
lc6s clever people to make them feel what fools
they are. If she is clever with her brush you
are expected to breathe In an atmosphere of
paint and artists' talk whenever you come near
her. If she is clever about bringing up her chil
dren 6he is certain to make prigs or villains of
them, and if she is clever about managing her
husband you maybe pretty sure that he deceives
her. Call me bright, call me stupid, call me
anything you want, but don't call me clever."
WIIAT IS A CLEVEU WOMAN.
What is really a clever woman ?
A clever woman Is one who looketh well after
tho ways of her own household.
A clover woman Is one who undertakes noth
ing that she does not understand.
A clever woman is one who is mistress of tact
and knows how to make the social wheels run
A clever woman is one who makes the other
woman think herself the cleverest.
A clever womau is one who acts like hot water
on tea; she brings the sweetness and strength
out of everybody else.
A clever womau is one who always makes the
best of any situation.
A clever woman is one whose ability is never
unpleasantly felt by the rest of the world.
A clever woman is one who acknowledges her
neighbor's right to live, who doesn't believe that
flho alone is the motive power of tho world.
A clever woman is the one who is at ease in
any place and among any people.
A clever woman is the woman, my friend, that
you and I should want for a guide, counsellor,
and friend. Bah.
All tho leading restaurants have It. Portner
Browing Co.'s Vienna Cabinet and Culmbacher
Beors on draught. Call for it and drink no other.
There is no use of doubting. The fact must
bo conceded that "Cook's Balm of Life" is a
genuino remedial agent for tho cure of many of
the physical ills of life. We have used It; our
frlcudB have used it; and all attest, with uni
form approbation, to Its curative qualities and
geuoral beneficial effects. Ono grand specialty
about it lies In tho fact that it does no violence
to tho system. It is perfectly innocent, as well
as efficacious. In ulcerations It is a purifier and
cloanser. In cases of inflammatory action it
soothes aud mollifies. A swallow of it, In
many cases of internal derangement, gives ease
and comfort. For the toilet it is pleasant and
agreeable. Once use it and you will never bo
without it. This is tho common testimony, all
of which is praven daily at the laboratory, 1105
15 street northwest, whero tho demand is so
large that it has beeu neceseary to put in a now
steam retort, through which all orders can now
bo filled without delay. We honestly and cor
dially recommend tho Balm of Life to the pub
lic at large.
, Why do r drink Tannhauser beer?
It is tho be6t In tho market.
A clergyman, after years of suircrinjr from
that loathsome disease Catarrh, and vainly try
ing every known remedy, at last found a pre
sciiption which completely cured and saved him
from death. Any sulTcrer from this dreadful
dl6eabo seudlmr u sell'-addressed stamped enve
lope to Prof. J. A. Lawrence, 88 Warren street,
Now orlt, will receive tho recipe free or charge
Charles 1 Calvert,
Topographical Engineer and Surveyor. Espo
cial uttention given to subdividing country
property. 1420 F strait northwest. uul8-ly3
At this season of tho year ono generally loses
his appetite and becomes weak, and a good
remedy is It. Portner Brewing Co.'s celebrated
Snyder & Wood, Tailors, 423 11th street N. W
Arc wrought by the use of Aycr's Hair
Vigor in restoring gray hair to its original
color, promoting a new growth, prevent
ing the hair from falling, keeping it soft,
silky, and abundant, and the scalp cool,
healthy, and free from dandruff or humors.
Tho universal testimony Is that this prep
aration has no equal ns a dressing, aud
is, therefore, indispensable to every wcll
"I have used Aycr's Hair Vigor for somo
time and It has worked wonders for me. I
was troubled with dandruff and was rapidly
becoming bald; but since using tho Vigor my
head is perfectly clear of dandruff, the hair
has ceased coming out, and I now have a
good growth, of tho same color as when I
was a young woman. I can heartily recom
mend any ono suffering from dandruff or
loss of hair to use Aycr's Hair Vigor as a
dressing." Mrs. I.ydia O. Moody, Bast
"Somo time ago my wife's hair began to
come out quite freely.
not only prevented my wife from becoming
bald, but It also caused an entirely now
growth of hair. I am ready to certify to this
statement before a justice of tho peace"
II. Hulsebus, I.cwlshnrgh, Iowa.
"Some years ago, after a severe attack of
brain fever, my hair all came out. I used
such preparations for restoring it as my phy
sicians ordered, but failed to produco a
growth of hair. I then tried, successively,
several articles recommended by druggists,
and all alike fell short of accomplishing tho
desired result. Tho last remedy I applied
was Aycr's Hair Vigor, which brought a
growth of hair in a few weeks. I think I
used eight bottles in two years; more than
was necessary as a restorative, but I liked it
as a dressing, and havo continued to use it
for that purpose. I believe Ayer's Hair
Vigor possesses virtues far above those of
any similar preparation now on the market."
Vincent Jones, Richmond, Intl.
Ayer's Hair Vigor
DR. J. 0. AYER & CO., Lowell, Mass.
Sold by Druggists and rcrfumcra.
An Infallible Remedy
for tho Cura of all nnnlmrinnn nicnno.n nt
tho Urinary organs; guaranteed not to
inuuuuu oiutiurei uu bicKemiiy uosea : ana
no inconvenienca or 1nn nf t.lmn un
commended byphysiciatiB and sold by druff
gists everywhere. J. Ferrd, (eucceaaor, to
xiuu, uaiuxuuuu, jrans.
Thos. D. Singleton,
415 SEYENTH ST. N.1V.
Until farther notice I will offer
my entire stoclc at ACTUAL COST.
The stocTc is larger than we care to
carry at this season of the year,
and embraces a large assortment of
LACE AND SILK CURTAINS,
AND UPHOLSTERY GOODS
In Moquette, Velvets, Body and
INGRAIN ART SQUARES,
RUGS, AND MATS,
And the most complete assortment
of Medium, Fine, and Fancy
We have ever carried. The stocJcis
all new, and of the best and latest
Marked in Plain Figures
So that our customers may see the
ACTUAL REDUCTIONS that
are made. Call early and convince
yourselves that this is an HONEST
SALE, and every article sold at
No discount can be allowed on the
reduced prices, and all goods sold
for cash on or before delivery.
P. S.All jmrties owing the old
firm of Singleton & Fletcher, or
T. D. Singleton, will confer a great
favor by maJcing early settlements.
RIDER & ADDISON,
Paper, Blank Books,
037 IiOulBlanu Avenue.
fRl ?Er,jUifcjcr fGfettltftKsu
With Gity Streets.Avenues and Circles.
We have about One Hundred Lots, 50x150 each, left in
that beautiful subdivision known as South Brookland, which is
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.
J. S. BELT & CO.,
Ileal Estate, loans, & Insurance,
030 F street, Bet. Sixth and Seventh N. W.,
WASHINGTON, X. C.
Special Attention Given to tho Snlo of Sub
urbnnX.ots and Country Property.
EDW. J. STELLWAdEN.
TUOMAS M. GAI.E.
Thomas J. Fisher & Co.,
1334 E Street.
CHARLES A. McEUEN,
REAL ESTATE AND LOAN BROKER,
1420 F STREET N. W., -WASHINGTON, D, C
In the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Vir
ginia. Property Bought, Sold, and Exchanged.
Houses Kented and Rents Collected.
Fire Insurance Placed in Reliable Companies.
1415 P Street,
Member of Washington Stock Ex
change. AH local stocks and securi
ties bought and sold. de8-lt
"IDEAL ESTATE BULLETIN
THOMAS E. WAG GAM AN. 017 F street.
TWO-STORY BRICK AND FRAME HOUSES
2210 to 2331 Boundary st nw.b h.4rs S10.000
2024 to 2042 Boundary st nw, b h,4rs 15,700
2211 to 2229 10th st nw, b h, 5 rs 13.0C0
173.1 to 1743 E st nw, 0 rs 9,000
701 to 709 Fnrragut st nw, b h, 5 rs 0,000
1232 1 st n w, f h, 5 rs 8,000
338 to 314 Jackson Hall alloy nw, b h 0,250
I to 0 alloy bot 12th and ldth, M and N
1139 to 115H 23d st nw, f h. 4 rs 1 000
1123 20th st nw, f h, and 2 houses rear 5,000
1311 D st nw. f h, a rs 5,000
3328to3331Pst nw, f h, 5 rs 5,000
141228thstnw, bh, mi.O rs 5.000
1247 and 1249 Madison st nw, f h, 4 rs, and 2
831 to 835 22d st nw, b h. m I. 0 rs 4,500
607 and 609 Vn avo and 000 5th st aud 2 u n-
improved lota, so 4,500
1430 Sampson st nw, fli.O rs 3,000
303 0th st so, bh, Ors 3,000
14141 Sampson st nw, f h, 0 rs 2,000
1414 Sampson st nw, f h.fl rs 1.800
UNIMPROVED PROPERTY FOR SALE.
G st, botN Cap and Iststa nw $4,600
Va avo and 24th st n w 2,700
A st, bet 14th and lSthstsso 1,350
10th st, bot E Cap and A sts s o 1,005
. . . . per foot.
Dunbartou and Beall, 30th and 31st sts nw. 81 25
10th st, betEand Fstsuw 125
Mass live, bot Del avo and 1st st n o 100
Ost, bet 1st and 3d stsnw 85
N o cor Va avo and 22d st n w 75
G st, bet 2d and 3d no GO
HOUSES FOR RENT.
lllOTstnw, 7rs $35 00
2012 E st n w, !l rs 25 00
007Nstnw. 7rs 20 00
143 C st n o, 7 rs 20 00
627Cstsw,4rs 13 00
1C05 Q st nw, 5 rs 12 00
423 Uol avosw, 5rs 12 30
80 Myrtle stn e, 7 rs 12 00
Alley bot litli and 7th, G and H sts no, 5 rs. 8 50
II Fst Terrace 8 o,i rs 830
STOKES, OFFICES, ETC.
Storeroom 821 7th stnw $2000
Stable rear 1518 Lstnw 2000
Store-room 1511 M st nw 1500
438 7th st. back room, 2d lloor 15 00
Hull, 1300 41 stsw 1200
Central Building, room 22 1000
Stublo rear 027 Estuw 10 00
StablorcarOU list nw 1000
0th st and Pa uvo, room 20 1000
472 La avo. 2 basementrooms 8 00
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT.
Safe as U.S. bonds, 5 por cent., puyablo quar
terly; in sums $1,000.
In sums to suit at 6 per cent.
Tho above Is only n portion of tho proporty on
my books. For full list call at olllco forbullctln,
issued on tho 1st and 15th. fo!7-ly-5
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IO s 15 S
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E M. PARKER
1418 F Street.
HOUSES AND LOTS
IN ALL SECTIONS OF THE CITY.
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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
5 AND 6 PER CENT.
THE MOMENTUM ENGINE.
Works at Benning's, D. O.
A FINE DRAWING of tho WORKS OF THE
NATIONAL CAPITAL STREET-OAR MOTOR
COMPANY and MOMENTUM ENGINE SHOPS
FOR BUILDING THE MOMENTUM ENGINE
is now exhibited in tho Window of M. A. TAP
PAN, 1013 Pennsylvania avenue.
Tho American Energizor Manu
COB NINTH STREET, will Estimate to Suppiv
MOMENTUM ENGINES. mrO-tfO
PAINTING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES, INTE
RIOR AND EXTERIOR.
Dccoratlnir, Gliding, Bronzing. Estimates fur
nished for work in city and country. First-class
material and workmanship.
Office, 415 Tenth Street Northwest, next Gas
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