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THE SUNDAY HERALD.SU.NDAY. NOVEMBER16, 1SOO.
THE AMERICAN WOMAN.
"UAH" TKI.T.S UOW THE EXGMSII ASD
FIU2NC1I WOMEN VIEW HER.
A Modern Society l'lny "Ilnb" ns a Dra
inntio Critic A lon Portrait of Wnril
McAlllntor Onr Girls Will HoKusslnn
The JfcwKobo do Nult A Sinn's Opinion
ISpccinl Correspondence of Sunday Herald.
Szvr YoitK, November 14. For a long tlmo
tbo English papers have been writing nbout her
and finding fault with her, but now the French
papers have taken her up, and they sec nothing
in her that isn't good and charming by her I
mean the American woman. The English
woman saw the little gauchcries she committed,
saw that she was bubbling over with the youth
that comes not only from scarcity of years, but
from purity of air and a new world; saw that
she was different from her, and, therefore, llko
the average Pharisee, concluded thore could be
nothing good in her.
A FllEXCU ESTIMATE OF AMERICAN WOMEN.
The French woman didn't say much in the
beginning, but 6he looked aud listened. After
a while sho said: "What beautiful feet and
hands theso Americans have 1" Then a little
while after that 6he said: "Ah, ha 1 these Ameri
cans are dressing better than we do; they arc
taking the best of our milliners' creations and
the best that the English tailor gives, and they
look well on the street and in the evening also."
Then, soon after, the French woman sat down
and began to talk to the American one, and she
confidentially told the man she loved this: "Do
you know that these American women have not
only our quickness of wit, hut the English abil
ity to keep quiet when they want, and they are
the women of the future." This is the French
woman's decision boiled down to a few para
graphs, but nevertheless she keeps on writing
pages upon pages about the American woman.
After one of us has read her articles we give a
look at the glass and say: "How farslghted
these French women are."
WHAT THE AMEU1CAN WOMAN IS.
For my own part, I don't consider the Ameri
can woman the creature of the future. I regard
her as the individual of the present. Sho is
health, wealthy, and wise enough. We don't
want her to know too much the nation objects
to It. We like her just as she is, without one
plea in favor of dress reform or physical cul
ture, and we grow extravagantly proud of her
whsn we see her contrasted with other women.
She may be a bit like the lily of the field, toiling
not, nor spinning, but when she is it is because
the American man considers It his greatest
pleasure to have a lily in his establishment and
to admire It. When sho does toil she does it in
about half the time that it would take the French
woman, aud, if it Is a question of money-making,
can do more in one day than the average
English woman could in a year. I don't believe
in her having to make money. I belong to the
association that believes in the cuddllng-up-close-to-a-mau-and-belng-taktn-care-of,
heart does beat a bit quicker when I think how
an American woman can do it if she wants to.
She has a lovely determination to "get there"
aud she arrives on time. It is simply and abso
lutely blissfully beautiful. That sounds exag
gerated to a man, aud I dou't know whether
those are adjectives or adverbs, but they ex
press what I mean aud therefore do their duty
A MODERN SOCIETY PLAY.
There are some thiugs in this world to be more
than thankful for, and one is that the general
American woman doesn't write plays; exception
ally she does, and they usually die a saddened,
sudden death. The reason I am glad she don't
write plays is because she doesn't in this way ex
pose what little ignorance she may have to the
public at large; she lets the men commit them
selves In that way. I saw a play the other night
that had been talked about for weeks, about
which I bothered and fretted for fear the mas
culine element who was going to buy my ticket
wouldn't get me near enough, and nfter that
play I went home and put niy arms around my
fox terrier and thanked the powers above that I
was not the author of that drama. It was sup
posed to be a picture of the society of to-day,
and it was really a picture" of society that
wouldn't have been tolerated by the cowboys.
Doctors came into fashionable drawing-rooms
aud talked about events happening up stairs,
events that are, of course, necessary, but
WHAT DOCTOR IN DECENT SOCIETY
gives a lecture on obstetrics before a crowd of
young men and young women V Then all the
men wore huge dance cards and pencils as big
as policemen's billies hanging on the lower but
ton of their wulstcoats, and they referred to
these dance cards with exceeding glee. The
cast entered somewhat after the manner of the
old nursery rhyme
" Hero wo come, two by two,
Dressed in yellow, pink, and blue."
The- women all sat on one side of the stage aud
the men on the other, the sheep and the goats
being divided. Then when a young man was In
troduced to a young woman I quivered with de
light, for I thought it was going to bo something
after this fashion, judging from the surround
ings, "Say, Mamo, let mo introduce my friend
Gawge," and that Mamo would raise her eyes
and say, "He ain't no gentleman; he's got a
ilannel shirt on," but Instead of that they 6ald,
"Mr. Temple, Mrs. Billingsly," and soon after
that somebody said, "Are you goiug to church
this evening V" and all I could think of was the
inimitable way In which Dixey asked, "Been to
the sociable ? Heal oysters in the stew."
AS A WOMAN SEES IT.
Men who cau write strong plays and good
plays and who know very little about tho rules
of fashionable society had better let it alone, for
the mistakes become ludicious and queer any
play. Then, too, don't you think people ought
to look a little like tho characters they repre
sent? In this affair the gentleman who wassup
posed to have douo all the mischief, to have
wrouged a young woman and basely lied, dldu't
look capable of doing anythiug moro wicked
than taking an egg phosphate and wiping his
fevered brow. The audleuco firmly believed
that tho dead-aud-goue young woman had made
a fool of him and ho hadn't done anything
wrongatall, thathewas physically and mentally
iucapable of it. Theu tho heroine had a mouth
that reached from Dun to lieershebu aud a nose
to correspond, and she was continually spoken
of as bciug beautiful beyond expression. When
tho wronccd man was dying sho was permitted
to sit down and sing some sort of a lullaby to
sootho him in his last moments and add to tho
anguish of the audience. Tho mistake in tho
play was that they oucht to have used the lul
laby first and the pistol afterward. That sooth
ing song would have knocked over nny wronged
man and the pistol could hate been used effect
ively on tho young woman. Oh, it was a night
WHEN WAS THANKFUL I WAS A WOMAN.
Felt sorry for anybody ? Well, 1 can't say I
did. Either tho seeing of many plays has hard
ened my heart, or I think that somebody, some
censor of social affairs, ought to be called in to
give a glance over the play before the public aro
invited to witness it as an exponent of society
manners. The theatre ought really to be a school
of good manners that is to say, when tho so
called society play is to tho fore It should pic
ture to the men and women In front just how
the very cream of good breeding looks and be
haves. A FEN rOHTKAlT OF WARD M'ALUSTEK.
No Mr. McAllister Is needed to decide this.
And, by tho by, did you cverseo Mr. Alllster?
He is without exception one of the vulgarest
looking men imaginable. I 6tood by him tho
other afternoon, and his shoes didn't look a bit
brighter than, his brains have been proven to.
His coat didn't fit well, aud he looked like nn
Italian from South Fifth Avenue who had made
a good pile in tho rag business, and who had
taken to dressing well for that reason. Ills
book ? A mass of Impudence aud Ignorance,
not worth the paper it is printed on or the cov
ers it is bound with. If the people among
whom he moves do not cut him for some of the
remarks he has made in it it will bo because
they stand on the same level intellectually and
socially with him. It is interesting to note that
the book can now be gotten for one-half its
original price at the shops where everything
from matches to Worth frocks, and from bird
cages to Manton guns, are sold.
OUR GIULS WILL HE RUSSIAN.
The winter girl is going to be as Russian as
possible. Her glove-fitting gown will have a
band of fur about It, and she herself will bo
wrapped up in furs from out of which her pretty
face will look like the fresh rose that she Is.
The girl of to-day has lost the rather dried-up
look that the girl of ten years ago had, and tho
reason for it is this: kuowing that her home Is
kept at summer heat all through the cold days,
she dresses as befits that aud only when she
goes out does she assume tho very heavy furs
and the warm long wraps that she knows aro
desirable as well as becoming. Walking out in
the fresh air, she gain6 all that is good from it
and doesn't grow cold, and when she comes In
and throws aside her coat she is uot too warmly
gowned for the heated air in which 6he exists.
She has learned that while tho room may bo
warm it is also desirable to have it well venti
lated, and the consequence is that her eyes are
brighter and her skin clearer than ever before.
THE NEW ROBE DE NUIT.
The modern fashionable woman's liking for
furs has shown itself in the most amusing way.
When she goes to Tuxedo or to some country
house to stay over night her nightgown is of
white silk with a broad white silk collar piped
all around with Kussian sable, and the mandarin
sleeves have a finish of the same. Her white
Turkish slippers are lined and outlined with fur
to match, and her one hope is the house will
catch on fire, and that without burning down It
will yet necessitate her going out into the halls
in this fascinating get-up and with her hair In
delightful disorder down her back.
A MAN'S OPINION OF WOMAN,
A man's opinion about a woman is always
curious, so I asked one the other day if a
woman in front of me, whom I had been ad
miring for au entire block, was not what I call
a pretty woman.
He said "No," and when I asked him why, ho
answered me thus:
"She is not pretty, because her hair is in dis
order, and a man likes a woman's hair to look
smooth when she is on the street.
"She is not pretty, because there is a line of
black uuder her eyes to enlarge them, and a
man likes n woman to have a clean face.
"She is not pretty, because she is conscious
that she is attracting attention, and a man likes
a woman to bo so lady-like on the street that
she passes by unnoticed.
"Sho is not pretty, because her hat is an ex
aggeration, her hips are padded, and because a
man likes a woman to be real and strongly ob
jects to bizarre headgear.
"Sho is not pretty, because sho doesn't walk
well, sho minces one moment and trots tho
next, and a man likes to see a woman a llttlo
slow and dignified in her movements.
"She is not pretty, because her mouth is too
big, and a man had rather have a woman with
no mouth at all than one with ono that seems
adapted solely for electioneering purposes.
"She is not pretty, because she is bad form,
and if you were a man you would have seen
that at onco and would have passed her by as
undesirable." So much for the opinion of a
Attain I render thanks that I am a woman.
Eitfht Words and All tho Lectern.
From tho Albany Argus.
Half a dozen members of the Press Club were
discussing tho peculiarities of the English lan
guage tho other evening when Dr. F. E, I'Ice
took tho Argus to task for printing a paragraph
which read as follows: "The following is said to
bo the shortest sentence in tho English language
containing all the letters of tho alphabet: 'John
P. Brady gave mo a black walnut box of quite
small size.' Tho entire sentence contains less
than twice the number of letters iu tho alpha
bet." "That's a good sentence of its kind,"
said tho Doctor, "but I think if you will care
fully study tho sentence, 'Pack my bo with five
dozen liquor jugs,' you will find that It contains
less letters than the sentence you published and
yet omits no letter iu tho alphabet."
The Profit, on the Nickel.
From tho Syracuse Standard.
There has been a good deal said, and properly,
about tho profit made by tho Government in
coining dollars out of seventy-five cents' worth
of silver, moro or less. But how about tho
nickel live-cent pieces? It is said that theso
pretty coins cost the United States just about a
third of a cent each, and aro issued for five
cents, or fifteen times their value a profit of
about 1,400 per cent. Made up ou that ratio
tho silver dollar would contain between 6eveu
and eight cents' worth of silver.
Murlo LoftuB, tho card at Kernan's this week,
draws a salury big enough to puj olt an ordinary
LILLIAN H. ST MIL,
.ffiSTHETlC PHYSICAL CULTURE.
Pupil of Professor Samuel It. Kolley, A.
IH., of the Now England Conservatory
School of Elocution and College of Ora
tory, IloHton, Muss.
Open for ktigngcment with Entertainment
Committees for Churches, Societies, Loilgep. and
Concert Companies; can also bo engaged lor
For terms, etc., address LILLIAN M. STAHL,
School of Elocution, 1017 Fittconth street north
west, Washington, D. C.
RECENT 1IOSTON Pit ESS NOTICES.
As Helen Lilhau M. Stahl made a happy hit,
anil emphasized the impression Unit has hitherto
provulled, that her histrionic talent la of tho
highest order. Boston Herald, April S4, lfcUO.
Tho Bromlield-strcct choir gave an interesting
couccrt ut tho Bowdoln-Squure Tabernacle last
baturday evening, assisted by Lillian M. Statu,
render, whoso work proved a High order of talent,
well schooled. Boston Sunday Time, May 18,
Her talent Is evidently in the linocf comedy,
and for tho portrayal of such characters nature
has been most liberal in her gilts. She has most
expressive eyes, trom which laughter is always
peeplug out, mobile leaturcs nutl an expressive
mouth, whoso lips seem ever forming themselves
Into n smile.
One of her triumphs was in tho rendition of
Hid trying monologue, 'The Silent Partner,"
rendered in New York City by Mrs. Agnes Booth
and Co(iuellu. Her success in this was most
gratttylug. Moro recently sho rendered tho
character of Helen In tho love scenes between
Helen und Modus iu "The Hunchback," securing
for herself tho honors of the evening. Boston
Folto, June, WHO.
Lillian M. Stahl drew a crowded audience to
Sleeper Hall last evening, whenshu gavcanother
of her dellghttul elocution recitals. She deliv
ered, in her inimltablo maimer, tho casket scene
from "The Merchant of Venice," "A Family Mis
understanding," Joachim Miller's "Como," tho
description of tho ehaso lrom Bouclcaulfs "Lon
don Assurance," and tho "Minuet," in which tho
dancing of Mrs. Stuhl was remarkably graceful.
Boston Daily Advertiser, Juno 11, lb'JO.
The elocutionary recital given by Lillian M.
Stahl at Sleeper Hull was the occasion ot u large
gathering or cultivated people, by whom the
latly was received with much warmth. She first
gave the casket scene lrom "The Merchant, of
Venice," which wus indorsed heartily; her other
selections also won lor her tho enthusiastic ap
plause of the audience. -Boston Journal, Juno
Sleeper Hall was crowded to excess last even
ing, when Lillian M. Stahl, the elocution st, gave
one ot her popular recitals. The selections
chosen for presentation were lrom Shakespeare,
Joachim Miller, and a capital olferlng ot Lady
Gay Spanker, lrom "London Assurance," was
also included and rellected great credit upon the
reader, whoso versatility ot expression won nat
tering encomiums. Boston Bait, Juno 11, lS'JO.
Lillian M. Stahl gave next an elTectivo repre
sentation ol'ttic scene trom "London Assurance."
Her performance indicated line natural ability
and good training. Tho versatility ot her ac
quirements was especially striking. Boston
Transcript, Juno 11, IS'JQ.
Lillian M. Stahl is very popular, und to judge
from tho largo and enthusiastic audiences always
juuouiil ul uul Luuutua is iuucu aumireu. ltoBton
Times, Juno 11, lb'JO.
Lillian M. Stahl's elocutionary recital scores a
great success. Not only every seat, but every
nook und corner uu'druing stundliig-room, was
occupied. .Boston Globe. June 11. lb'JO.
Lillian M. Stahl's recital was one or the princi
pal events ot the present season at the iNow Eng
land Conservatory of Music, and was u highly
creditable occasion. The lair reader, a portrait
and sketch of whom appeared in the Folto of last
month, moro than sustained the high opinion
entertained by her many friends, und fully veri
fied the prediction made for her In our article
Her readings give evidence of great innate
ability, joined to careful training and patient,
intelligent study, while In person sho is all and
everything that could be desired In ono who as
pires to elocutionary honors.
The selections for tho occasion were most ju
diciously made, each one being designed to dem
onstrate some peculiar attribute with which tho
lady is endowed, altogether covering an exten
sively wide range of acquirements. Tho casket
scene from "The Merchant of Venice," wherein
tho fair Portia exhibits the three caskets, and
thus decides at onco her own late and tho real
worth of her suitor, afforded ample opportuni
ties for declamation aud intensified sentiment,
while tho humorous selections wero admirably
designed to present her in her comedy side
her mobile leaturcs, sparkling eye, and keen
sense of humor being an exceedingly strong
combination. Tho closing number, "Tho Min
uet," carefully recited, and gracefully poised in
manner with tho rhythm of tho stately measure
our ancient forefathers wero wont to tread, was
a nappy uuu uitiuic uimiu iu a most ucilghtful
Sleeper Hall wa3 moro than filled by as dis
criminating an audience as has been seen thero
lor many months, and the enthusiasm was un
Bttnted. Tho lair elocutionist was loaded down
with lloral gifts, and the most lovely "God
speed" was voiced by all. Onco again wo pro
diet an unqualified success in her field of labor,
Washington, D. C, and bespeak for her tho
kindly favor of the Capital City. Boston Folio,
Lillian M. Stahl from her very appearance wis
tho idol or the audience; sho read well, her selec
tions wero charming, and her stage address win
ning and pleasing.
Her rendition of "Book of Ages" was ono es
pecially meritorious and produced a prolound
impression. South Berwick Life.
Lillian M. Stahl is ono or tho finest olocutlonlsts
ever heard in this city. Her recitations wero
given with that great "up to nature" feature
which is everything In the art.
It was plain to bo seen that as sho spoke a men
tal picture was bright to her. Her volco is
round and full and clear, and hor gestures easy
and graceful. Mauy ol her selections wero ex
ceedingly difficult, but sho delivered them with
surprising ease and Impressive effect. Tho re
mainder of tho programme was quite good, but
her perlorinunco deserved tho highest praise.
Lillian M. Stahl is a lady of engaging stago
presence and lino elocutionary talont. Sho re
cites with grace, ease, und spirit. Sho has mado a
most favorable impression. I'eorla Journal.
Lillian M. Stuhl is superior to every reader who
has visited this city. Norfolk Sunday Gazette,
"Tho Famine" from Longfellow's "Hiawatha"
was recited by Lillian M. Stahl with so much
feeling and pathos that It touched every heart.
Tho literary portion of the programme was
tconductcd by that charming and accomplished
elocutionist, Lillian M. Stahl. All or her selec
tions wero most excellently rendered, aud sho re
celved a number ofuncoresunduuy amount of
applause. Norfolk Landmark.
1 am glad to give a testimonial to u lady pos
sessing tho merit and culture of Ltlllau M. Stahl,
There is tho grace, the taste, and tho finish ot an
artist iu all sho does; sho is deliuhtlul in comedy,
her action and gesture Is always natural, her
conception without a lault, and the touch and
expression which sho gives her lines intense and
true to Natuio's mirror.
Samuel. It. Kelley, A. M.,
Principal of tho New England Conservatory
School of Elocution and Collego of Oratory.
Linsly Institute, Wheeling, W. Va,
This is to certilv that Lillian M. Stahl has had
charge of tho classes in elocution and rending in
tho Linsly Institute, Wheeling, W. Ya., during
tho year just closed, aud her method of Instruc
tion has been eminently satisfactory. She Is an
elocutionist of unusual ability, aud is recom
mended as u faithful and upright teacher.
A. It. Wiiiteiull,
Principal of tho Linsly Institute,
Juno 25, 1882.
Wo hnvo mentioned this Department sovoral times, but never dono it justice. In tills issue It
occupies tho entlro space, and to-morrow wo expect to do tho largest trado in this lino that wo liavo
over attempted to do. Wo have placed special prices on all qualities in order to intro
duce this elegant department to the patrons of our now ontorprlso. Wo give you fil-lnch Imported
Broadcloth In sucli shades as tuns, browns, garnets, 'drabs, grays, myrtles, steels, coaching bronze,
and blanks. Every ouo of theso represent from two to five shades. So you seo your selection is
varied and tho prlco Is 08c. Next comes (iMiich Tailoring cloth In Checks, Plaids, and Stripes. This
also an imported fabrlo-just the tiling for tnllor-mado garments. The value Is just about half
the price that Is placed on them. If cut from the piece, 88o.
GMnch Serges In light shades. Wo place them ut C8c.
iO-iuch High Colors in plaids. Every ono knows what a scarce article this Is. You can get any
quantity or high-priced material In theso cirectivo colorings, but not at such a ridiculous
prlco as 5Sc.
Now, we como down to Camel's Hair Effects, in plain gray and brown and largo plaids.
This ia also excellent valuo for nil-wool material. 4Sc.
JS-Inch Plain nnd Fancy Grovelnnds. Theso suitings are well-known all over. Wo place them
10-luch Wool-mixed Cashmere, lino twill, an unlimited quantity of shades. 10c.
no-inch, Wool-mixed Cashmere, not quite so line, at l.'ie.
JO-inch, or double-width Mohatrs, iu grays.' Very pretty lustro and remarkably cheap. 19c
Heavy Bed Twilled Flannel. Tho Old Fireman llraud. 23c.
Fancy Double-faced Plush Canton, for drapery or fancy work, lTc.
Beautiful patterns In Fancy Cretons, :u Inches wide, lOJc.
Then comes the popular new brand of Cameo Cloth. 8c.
Tho yard-wido Old Century Is very cheap, flic.
New Twilled Prints, or a fac-slmlkj to Cameo, at OJc.
Best quality or Prints, such as Windsor and Ainerlcau, He.
Bleached Sheetlngs-Utic.i tho old standard brand, in 5 quarters, at lUc.;0 quarters, at 14c 9
quarters. atSOs., and IU quarters, at "Sic. ''
New York Mills Blenched M uslln, !)Jc.
Dwight Anchor Bleached Muslin. "Jc.
Pequo Welts, very heavy cloth, 12Jc.
Canton Flannel, in bleached and unbleached, 5 to 121c.
Thero is located on this lloor about 100 half Curtains, in pure Irish points and tambour, cream,
and white. Tho actual price of these in regular pairs would bo from $10 to 15. They will make
you rich sash curtains aud at lower prices than tho cheapest Nottingham. Wo have placed them at
75c. each. Thero nro many moro Bargains on this Hour, which you will appreciate when you call.
THESE GOODS ARE ON THE FOURTH FLOOR.
TAKE THE ELEVATOR.
XStli and F STREETS TV. TV.
If I on fit to Invest loir Money
SAFELY AND PROFITABLY,
YOU SHOUUJ BUY A COIOTER LOT.
A Grand Opening nt t lie Monumental.
In another column will be found tho opening
announcement of tho "Monumental" millinery,
cloak, aud specialty house. This Is tho second
opening of the season, and is special for milli
nery and flno cloaks. When tho Herald rep
resentative interviewed tho manager of tho
"Monumental" on Saturday ho was amazed to
seo tho complete transformation that has taken
place throughout tho store. Myriads of rib
bons, intermingled with liowers and lloral de
signs, with hundreds o birds, which seemed to
bo Hying, wero distributed throughout tho mil
linery rooms. IIo was also shown some ox
qui6lto lloral designs in active preparation for
tho occasion. Most noticeable among tho de
signs is a miniature monument, representing
our Washington Monument and tho emblem
of tho establishment made eutlrely of roses.
After going througli tho show-rooms and com
menting upon tho beauty of the collection of
trimmed hats and bonnets, ho was taken Into
au annex, and thero wero revealed to him about
a hundred of about as haudsomo styles as wero
over seen. These, ho was told, were tho ad
vance styles tho latest Paris styles
that have till now not been seen in
this country, and which are to go ou ex
hibition to-morrow. Thero aro opera bonnets,
street bonnets, carriage hats, fur-trlinmcd tur
bans to match tho coats; in fact, a dazzling
vaiiety. Being a littlo ahead of time thero
wero a great many things yet to bo shown and
displayed, and in order to continuo tho dazzling
effect tho other side of tho houso Is being deco
rated with tho novelties in tho different depart
ments lino embroidered handkerchiefs, mag
nificent silk hosiery, washable silk underwear,
lino qualities of kid glove6 iu all tho lengths,
etc. Jn tho cloak department tho specialty for
to-morrow is fur-trimmed garments, beautiful
cloths, and plush, with trimming of every sort.
Maiteu, mink, nstrakan, aud seal aro the pre
vailing. Exquisite garments with "mulllaum"
fur aro shown in different shades of cloth.
As will bo seen by tho ad veitisement special
inducements are offered in this department for
tho opening days, Fur capes, too, aro shown
in all tho lino furs and combinations marten,
sable, real seal, mink, wool seal, astrakau, capo
seal, Persian coney, hare, and a6trakan with
marten collars, real seal with Persian or Bus
slau sable collars, wool seal with marten
collars, etc. Iiero. too, aro special
prices mentioned for tho openiug days. Taken
all in all, wo consider that this will bo ono of
the most creditable displays ever had iu this
city, aud we advise our lady friends to pay this
houso a visit to-morrow, as they are new
comers and aro making au effort to pleaso the
ladles of Washington, aud if their success up
to the present time cau bo takcu as au exam
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STREET, N. W.
ple, thtro can bo no doubt that thev have suc
ceeded In their undertaking. The opening is
for to-morrow and Tuesday. Everybody is in
vited to attend. Tho entire store will, in ad
dition to the above, bo decorated with a pro
fusion of growing plants, and thero will bo no
timo wasted in visiting the "Monumental" to
morrow or Tuesday. It will be noticed that
tho firm promises special opening offerings in
each department, nnd when thoy announce any
thing thero is usually a great deal in it.
The Merchants' Union.
To provent loss by crediting and collect
debts duo you Join tho Merchants' Mutual Pro
tective Union, which is an organization of tho
wholesalo and retail merchants or tho District of
Columbia for mutual protection (against persons
who do not pay their debts.) Tho plan or opera
tion is as follows: Members aro divided in two
classes participating and nonnarticipatlng.
Tho participating members pay two dollars (S)
annual dues and lllty cents (50c.) for monthly
and special reports, but nothing lor collections.
Tho nonparticlpatlng members pay perccntngo
on collections, get no report, and aro not pro
tected by tho association. All members nro fur
nished witli a form of circular letter?, which
calls tho debtor's attention to his obligation (to
tho creditor) and tho necessity or his making
some arrangement for settlement of sumo within
n specified time. Should the debtor lull to re
spond to first letter (which is known as tho cred
itor lettor) in tho timo 6tatcd, tho creditor will
send second letter, (known as tho association
lottor, signed by tho manager,) informing tho
debtor that unless ho settles iu somo satisfactory
woy within timo mentioned in second letter his
namo will bo placed on record as being that of a
person unworthy of credit, and the record fur
nished to members ot said union monthly, in
ordor that ho may bo known to them and credit
denied him thereafter. Should a retail merchant
bo found giving credit to parties thathavo been
reported to him as unworthy of same, tho said
retail merchaut will bo reported to the wholesalo
merchants, that thoy may know what risk thoy
tako in giving credit to said retail merchant.
1 or further particulars inquiro of J. B. Brown,
munager. Offices, 1805 Fourteenth street north
west and Boom 15. Central National Bank Build
ing. Samuel Maddox, attorney. No. 403 Lou
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