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THE SUNDAY HERALD. SUNDAY. JUNK 1, 1S90.
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Read the following List of Bargains whicK we Offer for th
100 (loy.cn Colore A Straw Hats in all the latest shapes. This lot comprises
Hats that wc sold formerly for 4S-., 02c, 75c, 87c, Si and $1.25. lVe
offer you your choice fox 25c
Ludies' Sailors or Yacht Shapes in all colors. Sold everywhere for 25c
Our price, 10c
See our Children's Trimmed Sailors, worth 25c Our price, 12c
Trimmed Hats, llonnets, and Toques that sold formerly for 3.50, 4, $4.50,
85, and 80 wc have reduced to 3.85.
English liepjhorns, in SJlack and Colors, worth 87c Our price, 38c
ILace Straw Elats, the very best Belgrade and Bow and How, sold every-
wherelfor 87c Our price, 45c
Children's Trimmed and Uiitrimmed Hats that sold formerly for 02c. 75c
and 87c. Your clioice at 48c.
Black Chip Flats, sold everywhere for 1.25. Our price, 87c
Black Xieghorn Hats, sold everywhere for $1.25. Our price, 85c
.Just received a large assortment of Satteens, sold everywhere for 25c We
offer them at 15c a yai'd.
Anderson's Scotch Ginghams, reduced from 37 l-2c to 25c per yard.
3 Cases Stripe lawns, 27 inches wide, at 5c per yard.
2 Cases Plaid 3Iuslin for dresses, regular price 12 l-2c Our price, 7c
Egyptian Lawns, 32 inches wide, good quality, only 10c
A Beautiful Figured Persian Mull, worth. 18c Our price, 12 l-2c
HOSIERY AND GLOVES.
"Vo OiFer the following Extraordinary Bargains in Hosiery ami Gloves.
Children's Blnok Derby Ribbed Hose, double knee, -worth 15c. .Our price, 10c.
Children's Black Ribbed Hose, extra loiif;. double knee, worth 121c. Our price, 15c.
Misses' Plain Black Hose, Hcrmsdorf Celebrated Soudan Black, warranted fast black or
money refunded, 2!Jc.
Infants' Pin-striped Hose, sood quality, 18c.
Children's Fast Black Double Knee, Heel, and Toe, warranted fast black, or money re
Undies' Full Regular Made Black Hose, extra long, patent split boIcs, at 10c.
liadics' Fancy Cotton Hose, 20 rivukc, best make, boot patterns, worth 30c. Our price, 25c.
An Elegant Fast Black Plain Ladies' Hose at 25c.
Imdics' Fast Black Hose, Hcrmsdorf celebrated make, warranted fast black or money re
A ood barirain in a Liadics' Balbristtan Hose, lijrht wcicht, extra lontr, at 25c.
Dailies' Fancy Hose, fast colors warranted, drop stitch, extra long, super quality, at 48c.
"Wc carry in our Hosiery Department FIRST QUALITIES ONLY, and when wc sell yo
your Hosiery remember we guarantee tnem.
Ladies' Tafl'eta Gloves, in Tans and Grays, worth 25c. Our price, 10c.
Ladies' Silk Taffeta Gloves, extra good values, in Black, Tans, and Grays, at 25c.
Ladies' Black Silk Jersey Gloves, worth 50c. Our price, 30c.
Ladies' Silk Gloves, extra qualities, in black and colors, worth 08c. Our price, -18c.
Blank Silk Jersey Mitts at lOc. Pure Silk Jersey Mitts, worth 30c. Our price, 25c.
Pure Silk Jersey Mitts, extra good quality, worth 50c. Our price, 30c.
Extra Fine Silk Mitts, sold everywhere for 08c. Our price, 48c.
One lot of Silk Mitts, in all colors, reduced from 08c, 75c, 87c, and $1, are now 48c.
Our Celebrated La Belle Kid Glove, in all the latest shades, always sold at 80c Reduced
special for this week to 75c
See our "Warranted Glove, the Elite, in all shades. Can't be beat. Satisfaction guaranteed
or money refunded. $1.
Our Empress Brand Kid Glove regular price, $1.40 reduced to $1.25.
Stiede Mousquetaire Kid Gloves, 8-button length, extra line quality, sold for $2. Reduced
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BEAR THIS IN MIND.
The art of the deadhead is a great art, and I
the cheek of the deadhead is a great cheek. I
Chance has blown in iny way a letter which is j
as fine a specimen of raw deadhead literature
as I remember to have seen anywhere. It is
written by the brother of a naval officer of high
rank and good standing in Washington, and
addressed to a Government contractor who
gave a handsome complimentary excursion to
a large number of public officials and other
gentlemen of Washington, on the completion
of his contract recently. Let us call the con
tractor Smith, let us 6ay that the place was
Boston, and the occasion the completion of a
new war bhip. Names, dates, aud places ex
cepted, here Is a full and true copy of the letter
which the deadhead addressed to the con
A Fi:w Days Ai"n:u thk Excuit&iox.
Duak Sut: Allow me to thank you for your
kindness by entertaining me in such a cour
teous and princely manner upon the occasion
of your launching the , and also upon your
success in having it so favorably received by
the Navy Department. May you live to enjoy
the benelit oi uuiluliiK many line snips.
1 have a very fine bull pup which I wish to
give you f ullblooded and with a clear pedigree. I
1 will send to you by express.
Now, Mr. Smith, this is where the business
comes in, my wife desires to join me, and I
brln tr from Washington with her the wife of a i
prominent Senator, who will be a good friend
of yours. She is golug to Boston to see your
new war ship, a sight she has never seen, and 1
write to ask if you have two excursion tickets
that you have no use for that you will place at
my disposal for their use. I would be Btlll
further under obligations to you, and trust it
may soon bo in my power to reciprocate.
Whenever you desire to have any business
attended to in Washington connected with any
of the Government Departments consider me
at your command, and I assure you it will be
executed with despatch. Thanking you for
your kindness, aud with best regards and suc
cess for yourself and those dear to you, bellovo
me to be your true friend, - .
I S. If you can comply with my request
tend them as soon as possible to me at thu
Continental Hotel, Philadelphia.
Another 1 S. Of course 1 will bear my ovn
Well, no. It is not art. It isu't cheek. It is
the lowest and meanest sort of meanness. It
Is downright mendicancy. I apologize to tho
deadheads, tho noble bund of deadheads, "who
toll not, neither do they spin," for having
started out by classing this man among them.
The writer of such a letter as this Is not a dead
head. He is simply aud only a beggar. Deadhead
ism is dignity itself by comparison. Just exam
ine tho method of the thing. How grateful the
writer is for past favors! How the best wiebes
of his heart are for tho continued success of
Contractor Smith! The wife of that Senator
who is to be such a good friend to Smith! Tho
writer's own good services in tho Department!
And that bull pup! What will a mean man not
do for a free pass an excursion ticket that no
body has any use for, so to speak? Aud just
think that the name 6igued to this begging let
tor belongs to at least one gentleman promlucnt
aud distinguished in the public service.
Mrs. Thompson wa6 walking down Pennsyl
vania aveuue with Mr. Brown. Brown is an in
timate friend of Mr. Thompson, whose full name
is George Francis f hompsou, but to Brown and
his friends he is invariably George, never Fran
cis. The middle name is never or hardly ever
used among the boys. All the way down the Ave
nue Mrs. Thompson kept talking about Frank,
her Frauk. Frank was away in New York, had
been away several days, and wouldn't return for
several days to come. She was impatient for
Frank's return. Life in Washington or any
where elso was unendurable without Frank.
She talked so much and so affectionately about
Frank that Brown was greatly chagrined and
mortified. lie thought of his friend Thompson.
Poor George, he thought; where does he come
in since Mrs. Thompson has so much affection
to bestow upon this fellow Frank, whoever he
may be. He said nothing, but walked along
silontly by tho side of Mrs. Thompson, rellect
ing upon the philosophy of the married 6tate.
lib didn't think of asking who Frank was, and
the strauge thing about it was that Mrs.
Thompson seemed to assume that Brown
was perfectly familiar with her Frauk.
Brown was puzzled. Ho was embarrassed. He
did not want to prolong the paiuf ul conversa
tion or complicate tue situation by asuing any
questions or making any remarks. After a
period of silence Brown thought he would
change the subject, so he asked Mrs. Thomp
son how George was. Mrs. Thompson looked
surprised. She wondered if Brown had beeu
dreamlug, or if his mind was wandering.
"Why" she said, "I have just been telling you
that he is in New York. I have been telling
you about him all the way down the Avenue,
and you didu'tseem to pav any attention."
"Oh!" said Brown, "uardon me; I thought
you said Frank."
"Yes, Frank, to be sure," said Mrs. Thomp
son; "I always call him Frank. Frank is his
middle name. There are several Georges in tho
family, and wo call him Frauk for distinction.
Besides, I like Frank better than George."
"Frauk is a pretty name," said Brown. A
new light had dawned upon Brown, and it
soothed his feolings ureatly. After all, tho sub
ject of Mrs. Thompson's affectionate remarka
was not another fellow. Frank was George
and George was Frank. Nobody was wronged,
and Brown was glad of it.
A little incident which reflects a strong light
upon tho ways of Southern society before the
war happened lu Washington recently. A mem
ber of Congress from a State not so far North
as Vermont and not so far South as Louisiana
was in his room at the hotel one day, when ho
was informed that a man at tho door wanted to
see him a colored man. "Show him up," said
tho Congressman, and tho visitor was shown
up. Tho colored man entered the Congress
man's room with his hat In his hand and a great
deal more show of respect in his demeanor than
usually characterizes a uegro who thinks ho
has a claim.
"1'e one of yo' constituents," said tho uegro;
"an 1 was a thlnkln' you might get mo a job
in the Departments."
Tho Congressman started immediately to ex
plain how difficult it was to get a job iu any of
tho Departments. Tho negro respectfully but
firmly pressed his suit, aud the Congressman was
about to dismiss him with the stereotyped assur
ance that he would do what ho could for him.
But the negro had a stronger card to play,
"Mlssa Jones" let us call tho Congress
man Jones "Missa Jones," said tho negro,
and his head drooped, his oyes sought tho
floor, aud his voice faltered, "Missa Jone6,"
ho said, "what I wants to tell you is that you's
iny brother, an' I think l's a right to 'sped you
to help me."
"I'm your brother you say, Jones," repeated
the Congressman. The negro's name was Jones,
too. The Congressman stood still for a mo
ment, looked tho colored man searchingly in
the face, surveyed him too from head to foot,
and then grasping him fraternally by tho hand
said, "1 don't doubt it; and if you don't get an
appointment under this Government I'll know
the reason why."
Tho Congressman tells tho story himself
sometimes. Tho colored man was a'brlght mu
latto, a fine, clean-cut, magnificent specimen of
a man. And nowhe has the job he was looking
"1 am proud," said a gentleman tho other
day, "to belong to a profession which depends
upon talent and not upon character." Now,
what profession did ho belong to? Guess.
Was ho a burglar? a pickpocket? a politiciau?
a gambler? an actor? a prize fighter? No.
He was a newspaper reporter.
What is delivery? The average newsboy
scorns to imagine that If he pitches your news
paper on the sidewalk in front of your house,
or even if he drops it at the comer of your
6treet, he has delivered It to you. Tho letter
carrier is not quite so far advanced, but ho
comes very near it sometimes. If you should
be sitting in your front parlor or in your office
with the window open some warm summer day
and all of a sudden something should glvo you
a knock on tho 6ldo of the head or whiz past
your ear like a caunon ball, don't be alarmed.
It Is nothing serious. You may have to carry
your head In a sling for a week or so, but you
must take your chances. It is merely the boy's
way delivering your newspaper or tho post
man's way of delivering your mall.
At tho beginning of every Congress tho Com
mittee on Public Buildings and Grounds makes
a solemn compact with some caterer to keep
the restaurant of the House of Representatives
during the session. Ono express condition of
tho contract invariably has been that no intox
icating liquors shall bo sold, and ono Invariable
practice of tho caterer has been to sell all sorts
of intoxicating liquors. Before getting tho
contract tho caterer has to furnish sample bills
of faro and specimens of his art; and among
oiner inings, it is saiu no has invariably been
iated he would give $1,000 to tho Grant mo
inorial fund in New York city, where subscrip
tions seem to be badly needed.
Has it ever occurred to thoso who have taken
an interest in tho charge of plagiarism made
against Senator Ingalls that tho words of Father
Masillon have not been paralleled with the Sen
ator's ? What was put side by side with In
galls's address by the Kansas City literary de
tective was what purported to bo an English
translation of Masillon. Now tho question
seems to arise who made that translation.
When was It made and when was It first printed ?
It seems to me not unlikely that it was made
since the delivery of Senator Ingalls's address
which has been called in question. In that case
it would be made to resemble Ingalls's language
as much as possible and it would be a plaaiarism
on Ingalls. Thus investigation and an accurate
knowledge of this fact nilght turn the charge
against him who made it. Senator Ingalls
admits that ho took tho idea from Masillon, but
ho certainly didn't take either the idea or tho
language from tho stuff which this Kansas City
critic produced as Maslllon's. Bother theso
petty literary detectives, anyhow. They are the
meanest kind of private detectives aud smellers.
Tho Democrats, It is almost universally ad
mitted, are going to carry tho Congressional
elections this fall. "Tho Democrats," said
James W. Allison on Newspaper Row tho other
day, "are great on drawing" big cards when
1 thero is no money on the tablo."
i It begins to appear now that Congress will
l still be In session In September, just as hap
pened two years ago. David Luwslkt.
A "STAR" FEATURE
An Kntiroly Now Innovation by Ono of Our
JUont Prominent Storoii.
Mr. Charles Baum has inaugurated a system
of sales, tho first trial of which was given yester
day, and If yesterday's indications keep up tho
"star" sales will bo ono of Washington's suc
cesses. There was a continual crowd of ladles
In tho store throughout tho dav. and all tho
reauredto 'furnlsli ecimena of hlsWoxl- "orcbaudlso "elected with a star found ready
requircuio lurnisu specimens oi ms lnioxi- , . . , KnonifR won fm. tim!,,,, r
eating liquors, speaker Reed returned from
his mother's funeral tho other day, and signal
ized tho event by ordering that no moro liquor
traffic should bo carried on in tho House res
taurant; but that order, like tho contract re
forred to, is to be interpreted n a Pickwickian
sense. It simply means that hereafter gentle
men will bo expected to sit down to their
drinks, instead of standing at tho bar, and that
the former custom of serving tho whisky In
teacups Is to bo revived.
A number of gentlemen wore discussing
Speaker Reed's superfluities, apropos of tho
fact that he was growing fatter and fatter.
"One thing that Is superlluous about Reed."
said a Dtmocrat who admires tho Speaker's
ability as a legislative driver, "is his Repub
lican majority. Reed doesn't need any ma
jority," It Is not generally known that Postmaster
General Wanamaker loves to make a llttlo bet;
but ho does. When confronted the other day
with a newspaper report in which his name
figured prominently tho flret idea that occurred
to him was to bet that tho report was wrong,
and to prove it by tho bet. There was no prob
ability of the reporter's having $1,000 loose
about him, so the way the Postmaster General
put it was that if the report could bo substan-
purchasers, which speaks well for tho value of
the goods offered. Wo found, on inquiring,
that nothing was marked with a star but what
was an unusual bargain, and the Idea certainly
seems to bo a good one at least that was the
verdict of tho ladles yesterday, and it Is tho ladles
who will make it a success. Tho merchandise
throughout the 6tore was well displayed and
tastily arranged, and, together with tho bright
faces aud attractive costumes of the ladles,
made a pretty scene not soon to bo forgotten.
Tho first "star" sale continues until Wednes
To Cool u Fevered Brow.
From tho St. Louis Republic.
A well-known druggist was deftly preparing
some Seldlltz powders tho other day when Tho
Man About Town dropped in upou him, "A
rounder or a man about town," said ho, "has no
business to complain of a headacho after a
night's dissipation. No matter how many
quarts of yellow label or white label or any
other label lie may have Imbibed, if ho will only
remember to take two of these blue papers aud
ouo of those white, mix them in water aud
swallow ho will get up next uav as fresh as a
daisy. There is nothing like a Seidlltz to cool
a fevered brow or calm a turbulent stomach."
CENTS' BBESS SILK MATS,
$5, $0, and $8.
S1IX& STYLES BERBYS,
$1.50, $3, $2.50, $3, $3.50, and $4.
SPK11VG STYLES SOETMATS
$1,$1.50, $3, $2.50, $15, $3.50, $4,
$4.50, $5. and $0.
BOYS' "2ER15Y HATS,
$1.50, $3, and $3.50.
Koys' Cloth mill Soft Mats,
70c, $1, $1.50, $3. and $3.50.
liinlics' Riding Mats and Caps.
Caries tincl TJiribj'ellsxs.
Leather Hut Boxes.
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Chartered by Special Act of Congress,
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CAPITAL, - - $200,000
Safe Keeping of Valuables,
Silverware and Securities
Of Every Description,
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