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THESUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1890.
GOSSrP FOR THE GIRLS.
Alice Confides to Dear Louise the
Goings On in Washington.
.My Deau Louise: We aro approaching tho
season of routs, balls, dinners, nntl amusements
of tbat nnturo, though the people who make It
a business to enjoy themselves have rather a
short season In which to accomplish ngro.it
deal. Hut with plenty of money tho 6oelal as
pirant always finds tho occasion and tho guests.
Washington can no longer bo twitted with
provluclallnin. It becomes in winter tho social
centre of tho country. Money amassed clso
where is brought hero and skillfully used, so as
to bring to its owner a goodly return in the
shape of social recognition. Do you know, my
dear, that it is a query with some peoplo how
to use monoy after ono has it. I would ad
vise the woman of wealth andambltionto "give
dinners." The very greatest results in tho
social lino frequently come from u course of
handsome and successful dinner-giving.
The reputation of possessing great wealth,
combined with tho genius to give beautiful and
agreeable dinners, is tho "open sesame" to the
inner circle. Only people of very largo means,
however, should attempt to get into society
through thio medium, for tho outlay required Is
something (startling. The decorations must bo
costly, tho dinner service elaborate, and the
mCnu and wines beyond criticism. And then
the guests 1 This is tho crucial test to tret to
gether at "the festivo board" just tho right
people. For tho womau who is lighting her
way up tho best policy is to begin by entertain
ing those who can bo of assistance to her in the
campaign, gradually rlslDgas tho series tjocs on
to the most important people, who should be
entertained together without intruding any of
the "smaller fry." And tho hostess should
endeavor to obliterate herself, so to speak, for
one who is is always obtrusively en evidence can
never malco a giaud success. Thcro will soon
be the usual blossoming of buds, and a benevo
lent friend, who believes In keeping the dew on
the roses no long as possible, suggests "Cin
derella parties," which means that the dauces
for these young girls should begin at 8:'J0 and
close" promptly "at midnight, l'arties of this
kind wero quite "tho go" in Now York last sea
son in a very select circle. I think they are
worthy of imitation, and would certainly be
welcomed as a pleasing innovation by tho girls
who have been eighteen for several seasons and
who fully undei stand the saving wisdom of tho
We have been having "high jinks" with our
visitors from Brazil. The Secretary of the Navy
put the beut foot foremost when ho entertained
the Admiral and party at a banquet Monday
night at tho Arlington. The decorations were
nautical from the central ornament of tho ban
quet board to the blue flag of tho Secretary of
the Navy, which was artistically draped on the
wall and formed a baclcgroundfor the host as he
sat at table. I must tell you of the ingenuity
displayed in making the chief ornament of ferns
and Uowersrecall the "vastydcep." The ocean
was represented by an undulating mass of feath
ery maiden-hair. Sailing over this green sea
were modols of the Maine and Baltimore, a deli
cate compliment to the visitors, as they were
built on the designs of the Brazilian ships now
visiting this country. At 10 o'clock the guests
invited to the reception commenced to arrive,
and the scene was one of great brilliancy, as tho
ladles wero in handsome evening gowns, wearing
many jewels, and the ofliceisof the Navy in full
dress uniform. On Tuesday evening the Bra
zilian Admiral rnteitai'jcd tho Secretary of the
Navy anrYi company of ono hundred at a su
pcib dinner in tho new annex of the Arlington
Hotel. Tho banquet hall was decorated with
the great ferns and palms 01 tnc tropics, mixea
with masses of roses of every choice variety.
Orchids wero placed at each cover. This was
the farewell entertainment, as tho Brazilians
left on Wednesday and will soon set sail for Rio
de Janeiro. Vice President Morton, Secretaries
Blaine and Rusk, Gen. Schofield, and Minister
Valeute responded to toasts at this parting din
ner. Turn your mind's eye, my friend, from all this
gorgeousnefa8 to the commonplace, every-day
streets, and 1 will briefly mention two curious
accidents. A young woman admiring the dis
play In Gulfs wiudow falls throuirh a weak spot
in the grating ami has to be sawed out. Imag
ine, if vou can, her feelings as suo is slowly re
leabed,while the crowd watching her misfortune
grow6 liu gor and larger ! A lady enjoying a ride
on her tricycle on Pennsylvaiiiaavenue suddenly
finds her skirts so securely caught In some part
of tho machine that sho is utterly unable to
move. A knight-errant in tho shape of a news
paper man comes to the rescue, but tho task is
almost tho hardest he has ever undertaken. He
Anally succeeds in separating machine and rider,
but doesn't get any of tho glory that results
from a horseback adventure.
Have you ever noticed tho aggressiveness of
women in tho street-cars? Maybe they display
a little more consideration in your city. Tou
should seo them here. On Monday, late In the
afternoon. I rode in a horse-car that gradually
became filled with weary humanity hanging ou
to straps, while thero wero women in tho car
sitting bins, thereby taking up two seats. A
woman with two young children entered tho car,
and a man considerately gave up his seat to her.
A vacancy soon oceuned noxt to hor, and sho
immediately placed the two children on the seat
so they could look out tho window, whllo their
dusty shoes played havoc with their neighbor's
clothes. Tho woman paid no faro for tho chil
dren, and thero wero tired men and women
standing. Another individual of the female
persuasion was comfortably esconced in tho far
corner, with her packages snugly fitted in a
space that would have accomodated ono person.
As I looked arouud I wondered at tho tamencss
of liumuu naturo, for not a word of protest was
uttered against these grubbeis. Tho conductor
looked stolidly on and said nothing. I am told
these men do not Interfere because they incur
dismissal bhould complaints bo made of dis
couitesy to passengeis. Of course, tho woman
who for a nickel expects to occupy all thospaco
sho can in a streot-car considers herself justified
in settine; down any interference with hercom
foit as a piecoof impertiueneo. As a rule, tho
conductors aropolitoand patient, and should be
instructed to compel peoplo seated In a car to
"move up," just as policemen on the streethave
authority to make them "inovo ou."
You, who so lovo flowers, would buvo wished
yourself half a dozen Senators and members
had you been at tho Capitol ou Monday. Tho
loveliest blossoms of sprlug hyacinths, forget-me-nots,
lilies of tho valley, and violets wero
used in profusion in tho costly tributes placed
on tho desks of various members of tho two
Houses. Tho Hon. Richard Yaux, of Philadel
phia, was complimented with a most exquisite
basket of choicest flowers arranged by Small iu
a very artistic manner.
1 havo lately seen two lovely weddiug gown6
for the daughteis of wealth. Plain whito beems
to bo going out, for these bridal robes, which
wero of the latest desigu, were embroidered and
brocaded, ouo in 6llver aud the other in sold.
Slippers exquisitely wrought In gold and silver
thread aro to accompany these regal wedding
dresses. SHIib and satlnsarouow comparatively
cheap, and I suppose rich girls must exhibit
6omo outward sign in their wedding toilets to
separate them from their poorer sisters, for this
silver and gold-adorned fabric Is very costly.
What did you over do with your sister's sot of
ermine V G et 1 1 out and wear It, for It Is once more
the thing, Thero ia no fur so royally hoauttful.
I saw recently at tho opera some lovely bonuets
In tho always distinguished combination of
black and white. It is ono of tho most fashion
ablo styles of head gear. How do you like tho
winter style of hats ? I mean tho ones "crested
at tho back." A foreign journal says thoy
should ho called cockatoo hats. And really, I
know a woman with a hooked noso who reminds
mo most comically of a cockatoo when I meot
her on tho street arrayed In her winter plum
age. If you aro Invited to choose a Christmas
present for yourself In tho jewelry line, select
something heart-shaped. There aro lovely pins
and rings In the form of a heart. Bon-bon
boxes, picture frames, powdcr-puft boxes of
silver, mirrors, nnd bijou tables aro to bo had
heart-shaped, which is tho very latest fad.
I will close this week's gossip with a receipt
for a delicious "salad of scollops:"
Fry tho scollops in alittlo butter, only ououch
to enrich thoir flavor, not to brown them in the
least. AVhcn cold, chop them and mix with
chopped celery. Overall pour nrich mayon
nalso dressing. Try this and let mo know your
opinion. Yours, as evor, Alice.
OHIO CAMPAIGN STORIES.
TvroProtty Good Ones Tolrt at MnJ. McKln
T.dl, broad-shouldeicd Maj. Cal Williams
was one of the wittiest and most racy stumpers
who took part lu the recent political fight in
Ohio. Tho Major is an all-wool-yard-wido
Democrat, aud much of his speechmaking was
done in McKinley's district, where tho fight was
hottest. The tall orator is in Washington now
shaking hands with his Congressional friends.
Standing in the east lobby of the House ho re
lated to a bevy of listeners two anecdotes ho
made use of during tho campaign while address
ing enthusiastic assemblages of Buckeye Demo
crats. "I told them," said the Major, "that thero
was a certain man in Stark County who was an
intenso admirer of Congressman McKinley.
Ono day a man passed his houso peddllug
canaryblrds. Tho Stark County Republican
boueht one. IIo took tho bird into the house,
and on tho strength of the purchaso sent out
and boueht a quart of good old Buckoyo fire
water. IIo drank liberally, and soon found
himself In a most hilarious mood and making
McKinley stump speeches to his family. He
named the canary 'Bill McKinley,' and in
structed his servant cirl to haudlo Bill with
great caro. A few mornings later tho servant,
who had been paiticularly attentive to tho bird,
rapped quickly at her employer's chamber be
foro tho latter had risen from his bed.
" 'What is it, Mary?' ho brusquely inquired.
" 'Oh, sir, come down stairs and seo what Bill
McKlnloy lias cone aHd done 1'
"Speak, girl; tell me what has happened to
tho bird,' was the stern rejoinder.
" 'Oh, sir, Bill McKinley has doue laid an ejrg.
Ho is alien bird.'"
The Major's other story was about a mule, a
lantern-jawed animal, with hanging head and
shuilllng gait. An old Mahoning County farmer
bought this animal for $10 from a leading Re
publican and ono of McKinley's most loyal sup
porters. The farmer called on the former
owner of the animal a few days after the pur
chaso and complained that the mule carried his
head so near tho ground when be walked and
that was as fast as he ever traveled that he put
his foot into his mouth every time he opened it.
Tho Republican replied that tho farmer had
bought tho inulo now and must make tho best of
tho bargain. Argument was useless, so as the
old countryman departed he said:
"Say, you are a great admirer of Bill McKin
ley, ain't you ? Well, this mule is just like him.
I'm going to name him Bill McKinley aud havo
the fact put in the couuty paper. Good day,
DOESN'T BEL.IEVE IN KOCH.
A Froncli Doctor Who Has n Consumption
Cure of His Own.
Dr. Mathieu, tho French rival of Dr. Koch,
has been interviewed by a Paris reporter. Tho
doctor is a man of about fifty-five years of ago,
very modest and cheerful in manner. Ho lives
In tho little town of Estissac, In tho Aube De
partment, where he has practiced as a physician
for twenty-soven years, and whore just now tho
principal hotel is crowded with his consumptive
patients. In answer to tho reporter he said:
"Dr. Koch battles with the microbe, they say,
by the vaccination method. I bellove that Is a
mistake, and I act differently. Up to the pres
ent tlmo physicians havo confined themselves
in their treatment of diseases to tho chemical
virtues of medicinal substances, vegetable or
mineral. For my part, I employ tho physical
properties of plants. By means of a special
process I extract from them a sort of electrical
fluid, which, passing Into tho human body, at
tacks the ptomaine or liquid in which tho bacil
lus lives. In a word, I modify tho medium In
which tho microbe exists to such a point that it
must die. That is the whole of my secret, or at
least all I can roveal at present."
The reporter at first got tho impression that
the doctor was either a charlatan or an illumini;
but on Investigation ho found that several most
extraordinary cures havo already been actually
made by tho method ho employs for tho euro
of lung diseases. He makes his patients drink
a liquid charged with electricity, and ho also
uses tho same liquid, but more heavily charged,
for hypodermic injections. In the first and sec
ond stages of consumption ho guarantees a
tfreo. Fruo. Givon Away.
As guessing 6eems to bo the rage wo have de
cided to glvo our patious a substantial and use
ful present, and every purchaser of 25 cents or
moro is entitled to guess for a magnificent
Solid oak bed-ioom sot.
Sixteenth century finish, consisting of
1 handsome solid oak bedstead,
1 handsomo French bevel plate-glass dresser.
1 handsome combination wash stand,
4 handsome bed-room chairs.
1 handsomo rocker,
1 haudsomo bed-room table.
1 towel rack.
All valued at $-200.
Wo will glvo tho entire outfit to tho lucky
guesseron tho 31st day of January, 1891. The
jar of beans will bo opened and counted by any
threo disinterested gentlemen of this city, and
tho person guessitig nearest tho number shall bo
awarded, freo of any cbarco, this magnificent
solid oak bed-room set complete. Tho set is
now on exhibition in our handsome show win
doAvs. Call and seo it and judge for yourself.
Remember, overy purchaser of 2.) cents or moro
entitles you to a guess. Guess as ofton as you
please. Guess oaily and often. Guessing con
test closes at 11 P.M., Satuiday, tho 31st of
Jauuary, 1891. Duriug this greatest of all
guessing contests special banraius will prevail
in all depaitmcuts. Who will bo tho lucky ono?
812-81-1 Sovcuth street uorthwest,
Storo open oveniugs duriug December until
For tho Most Popular Boy or Girl.
Tun Sunday Heuai-d Is going to give a mag
nificent present to tho "Washington boy or girl
who obtains tile largest number of Yotes lu a
contest which begins to-day. Reafl tho full par
ticulars of it ou the eleventh pago of to-day's
Drink Tannbauser beer. HI. Benzlor.
GET IN 0 THE GROUND FLOOR.
JL I 9
TOWN LOTS. TOWN LOTS.
1-Acrc Lots. 2-Acro Lots. 5-Acrc Lois.
.$25, $50, $1 00, $250, $500.
To persons abroad wo would say
Tho Soil is horo.
Tho Climate is here.
Tho Geographical Position of Advantage is here.
Tho Navigable Bays and lllvcrs are here.
Tho Itallroads aro here.
Tho current of Emigration is coming here.
Men's and Womon'sThoughta and Interests aro hero
A word to tho wise 13 sufficient to bring you here.
15 Minutes by Rail to Baltimore
45 Minutes by Rail to Washington.
21 Hours by Rail to Philadelphia.
!J Hours by Kail to Richmond.
41 Hours by Rail to Now York.
10 Hours by Hail to Boston.
Under the General Laws of tho State of Maryland,
April 7, 18S8.)
CAPITAL STOCK, $150,000.
ACTUAL HOLDINGS, $00,000.
HOME OFFICE REPRESENT ED
REAL ESTATE BROKERS,
It ATLAXTIC BUILDING, 938 & 030 IT ST.,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
General Managers for Now York, Boston, Richmond,
A. PIERCE & CO.'S,
Successors to E. Gr. Davis,
MARKET SPACE, COR 8TH ST.
Kavo You Seen
Our display of Attractlvo Holiday Goods.
Yet if you havo not it would bo wise to do so, ns
early as you can beforo tlio great Christinas rush
is in its height. Already our storo is beginning
to bo very much crowded with eager buyers '
whoaroprolltingbyour advice, and nro taking
"timo by tho forelook," so to speak, and thoy
aro very wlso iu doing so. Thoy aro
satisfied that thoy havo taken time to look at
everything, and havo selected what thoy want,
nnd havo had tho advantage of selecting from
Now. Clean. Fresh Goods. Our assortment of
Holiday Goods Is very largo and rich. You will I
find many beautiful things hero, Handsomo
French Risque Statuettes, Rich Dressing Cases, I
Flno Chlnawaro of all sorts, lloautirul Eflocts in
Royal Wooster ware, Rich Laces In Scaris and
Handkerchiefs, Fine Linen and Silk Hnndkor- i
clnofs, in Plaiu and Hand Embroidered, Silk i
Hosiery. Gloves. Etc. Etc.
Real French Risque Dolls, undressed, 25c.
Real French Risque Dolls, largo size. GOo.
Real French Uisquo Dolls, kid bodies, Too.
Real French Uisquo Dolls, kid bodies, -0 inches
Real French Bisque Dolls, kid bodies, 20 inches
high, handsomely dressed, lor $1.15.
Ribbons of all shades and colors iu satin, satin
and gros grain, plain gros grain, satin edge gros
grain, doubloraced satin, etc, cto.
Narrow or lovo Ribbon for fixing holiday pres
ents in every shade, made In plain gros grain
and plcot edge; special prico, 13a. apiece.
Holiday Handkerchief Specials.
Hand-embroidered Mousselinodo'Solo Handker
chiefs, vory rich and delicate, 11.18 uaoh.
Japaneso Fancy Embroidored in delicate shadr
lugs, vory neat aud fetching, GOo.
China Silk Handkerchief iu solid colors, regu
lar 25o. goods; special price, 17c, each.
A New Arrival.
Reefer Scarfs for ladies, mado of heavy Surah,
soft finished, hemstiched ends; special prlco in
plain colors, S1.30; special prieo in plaids, $1.40
Loatlior Goods Specials.
Children's Chatolamo Rags, made of ooze calf
with oxidized trimmings, for 25c.
Ladles' Ooze Calf Chntelalno Rags In nil tho
newest cloth shades, with trimmings of oxidized
silver and insldo pocket; special prlco, 40o. each.
Ladles' Chatehilno Rags, made of oo.o calf. In
colors of slate, brown, and seal, nicely trimmed
with oxidized silver, for 7i)o.
Ladles' Chatololno Bags with a real seal front
i and oxidized flndinge; special prlco, 08c.
. Ladles' Chutelaine Bags with real seal front,
oxidized silver trimmings, patent clasp. This is
undoubtedly tho ottcapest bag sold for tho money;
I special price, S1.U1 each.
A special "Mourning" Bag, mado of "real seal"
I with trimmings of "mourning"' metal, patout
I clasp, and real seal suspension straps; special
! prlco. S2.98.
i An Extra FIuo Bag. made of "real" alligator.
finished with genuine oxidized silver; special
price, 53.30 each.
Special Drive in Purses.
Ono lot of six different styles, regular prlco,
25c.; special price, 15c. caoh.
Ono lot of llvostylcs of Purses with side pookot
for cards, oxidized finishings, regular price, 38o.;
special prlco, 25c. caoh.
"Real" Alligator Purses with threo partitions,
regular price. C5c; special price, 49c. each.
A very handsomo Collur nnd Cull' Box, mado of
"real" embossed leather, (not papor,) an extra
good thing for $1.25; 6pcoial price, 08c. each.
A very rioh Embossed Leather, Satin Lined
Maniouro Set. with six nieces; special prlco, SI. 10.
Embossed Leather Maniouro Set, satin lined,
largo size, with seven pieces; special price, S1.49.
NOTE. Wo guuranteothesoSpeoinls in Leather
Goods to bo much lower priced thun thoy can bo
bought olsowhore, as wo control this lino of goods
for this city. Thoy aro all well mado nnd mado
of "Real Leather" and not paper imitation.
W. A. PIERCE & CO.,
Successors to E. Gr. Davis,
719 MARKET SPACE, COR. 8TH ST.
RATCLIFFE, DARR & CO., Aucts.,
ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE OF SUPERB
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, RARE OIL
PAINTINGS AND ENGRAVINGS.
BRONZES. PEDESTALS, PIANO, MOQUET
CARPETS, ETC., ETC., BEING THE EN
TIRE CONTENTS OF DWELLING NO.
1529 VERMONT AVENUE NORTHWEST.
By virtue of nn order of tho Supremo Court of
tho District of Columbia, holding a special term
for Orphan Court business, 1 will sell at public
auction nt tho above-named dwelling, on
THURSDAY, 11TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1800.
AT 10 O'CLOCK A. M.,
Tho cntiro contents contained therein, consisting
In part of Piano, Stool, nnd Cover, Slllt Brocatollo
Parlor Suite. Bronzo Figures and Pedestnls.
Brlc-ii-Brac, Raro Oil Paintings nnd Engravings,
Magnificent Portieres, Couch, Wnlnut Chamber
Sots, Folding Bed.Sprlngs, Mattresses, Toilet
Ware, Handsomo Hall Piece, L. C. Dining
Chnirs. Walnut Extension Table, China and
Giasa Wnro, Plated Ware. Moquot, Body-Brus-sels
and other Curpotn throughout tho house:
Kitchen Requisites, lot Wood and Coal, Etc.
Also, largo Brown Horse, Phaeton, and Har
ness. Tho furniture is nearly nff, nnd should com
mnnd the attention or parties refurnishing.
N. B. Tho Horse, Phaeton, nnd Harness will
bo sold In front of tho dwelling at 11 o'clock.
J. T. VARNELL, Administrator.
ItATOLTFFE, DAUR & CO.,
. doi-1 Auctioneers.
CARPETS, STOVES, Etc., Etc.
COMPRISING IN PART:
ONE HALLET & DAVIS GRAND PIANO,
FINE PARLOR SUITES, WILTON RUG
PLUSH. TAPESTRY. AND HAIR-CLOTH
FINE OIL PAINTINGS. LARGE MANTEL
AND PIER MIRRORS, ONE EBONY TENNES
SEE M. T. TABLE. COUCHES. EASY AND
KECLINING CHAIRS. BEDROOM SUITES IN
WALNUT. OAK. AND ASH, SINGLE BED
STEAD. NEW HAIR AND HUSK MAT
TRESSES, PILLOWS, BOLSTERS, COMFORTS.
ETC, TWO FINE COOKING RANGES (nenrlv
new.) HEATING STOVES, AND KITCHEN
AN ASSORTMENT OF FINE CARPETS IN
MOQUET. BODY BRUSSELS, TAPESTRY. AND
ONE FINE WALNUT ItOLLTNO TOP OF
FICE DESK, (cost now S125) FILE OASES,
SMALL DESKS, SHOW CASES, REVOLVING
CHAIRS. ETC.. ETC.
On TUESDAY MORNING. December 9, 1890,
commencing at 10 o'clock, wo will sell at public
auction at our sales-rooms. Ninth andD streets
northwest, tho above-named goods.
THOMAS DOWLING, Auctioneer.
SPECIAL SALE OF
East India Brass Goods,
asaiBK-OIJO DERIDES, ARMS,
-A.IN"r INLAID 330rC13S,
Choice Turkish Carpets and Rugs,
HIMALAYA LLAMA RUGS,
SIBERIAN WOLF RUGS,
Japanese Screens and Porcelains
Rare Antique Spanish Cabinet,
RARE ANTIQUE CONVEX' MIRROR
Tory Handsome Mosaic Table,
Other Articles of Yalue.
On WEDNESDAY MORNING. December 10,
1890. at 11 o'clock, at my Art-Rooms, Eleventh
street and Pennsylvania avenue, I shall sell a
choice collection of tho above (roods. Will be on
view day prior to sale.
delt7-9 . Auctioneer.
GO TO MILLER,
rJ?lxe Sliii-t ZWCakei-
He is making the best and
most perfect-fitting shirt in the
A perfect fit guaranteed or
SIX TO OEDBR for $9.
Tho Up-Town Ladies' and Gents'
IJBUi SI. and. 3?a- trc.
1404 FOURTEENTH ST. N,W.
Washington. D. 0.
All Orders Will He Promptly Attended to