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rHh SUNDAY HERALD.SUNDAY. DECEMBER28, 1890.
WHY SOME WOMEN WED.
"BAll" GIVES SOJtK DIFFEKKNT REA
SONS FOB MARRIAGE.
"Women Who Marry Heedlessly anil Smno
Who Wisely Wed How to Have n Hnpny
Ncw Ycnr Are Wo Good or Ill-Mim-xiOTcil?
A Woman's Christmas Stocking.
Special Correspondence of Sunday llr.n.vt.D.
New Yokk., December 20. At a fashionable
wedding the other ilny a man said tome, "What
do women marry for ?" I thought a llttlo bit
and I said, "Experience." And ho nuswered
me, "Wbnt do you think men marry lor ?" And
I told him 1 believed It was because men
thought It was tho proper think to do, and that
although ho wasn't supposed to be a paiticu
larly proper animal, man looked out very much
more for tho propiictles than does woman.
Women are lovely, exceptionally lovely, at
criticising the lack of thought displayed by an
other woman, but, blessed little idiots, for the
sake of a cause, or for the sake ot a man, they
will rush ahead and never mind what the world
says, and it is the man who generally stops them.
Ho thinks either of his business or his social po
sition, and he doesn't propose that cither of
them will be affected by a woman.
You sec the day has gone by when a man
would do anything for a woman: countries need
to be either very young or very old when this
sort of thing happens, but after all I caut't help
but remember that question, "What do women
Some women marry becauscthcy wantahome
of their own. and these arc my conclusions:
Some womeu marry because they haven't the
moral courage to remain single.
Some women marry because they want a little
more money in their purses and a little larger
credit at the shops.
Some women marry because thoy want to put
"Mrs." on their visiting cards.
Some women marry because their mother
wants them to.
Some women marry because a man has asked
them to and they don't like to say no.
Some women marry for money money, and
nothing else. These women get the money, and
with it great responsibilities they never dreamed
Some women marry because they love the
man, because they want to be his wife, his
friend, and his helpmate; because they want to
make him feel that there is one woman in the
world whom he can love and cherish, and from
whom he will receive love and consideration in
return. Because they want him to feel that if
sorrow comes he has a sympathizing, loving
friend close beside him, and that in the day of
joy there is one who can give him smile for
smile. These are the women worth marrying.
The others are of little worth and never would
be missed, if they suddenly dropped out of the
now to n.WE a n.vppy yeai:.
I want to wish everybody a Happy New Year !
I want everybody to get their heart's desire,
and, more than everything else, for everybody
to start the New Year aright. It's yours white
and unspotted; you can take the great blotter
of forgetf ulness and obliterate all the meanesses
and sins of tho past, and you can photograph
with remembrance all its goodness and kindness.
You have sot to learn to look at the world
aright, and, to do this successfully, you and I,
my friend, want to assume, not the green spec
tacles of discontent, not those that are too rosy
and make all things seem good, but glasses
made of the finest and clearest pebbles, and
which show to the looker thiough them every
thing as it really is. There are times when it
seems as if everybody had on the gieen glasses
that mako envy, hatred, malice, and all un
charitableness most prominent, and, again, be
cause life is sunshiny the rose-colored ones are
assumed, and it is difficult to believe that any
body is unhappy or in trouble. Now, for 1891
we want the clear glasses, we want to see life,
people, books, pictures, and beautiful belong
ings jubt as they are, while wo know there is
sadness, trouble, and misery, and seeing this
clearly we are going, not only to openourhearts
and eyes to it, but our hands as well. That's
what wo want to do for tho New Year. That's
what will make it a happy Now l'car.
AKE WE GOOD OP. II.I.-MANNEHED ?
Looking out in one way it may bu annouueed
that we are at once the most clilvalric and the
worst-mannered nation in the world. Too much
independence of constitution has resulted iu
too much independence of manner, and there is
vety slight inclination to respect either illness
or old aire. Fashionable women go to the opera,
display their charms, or their lack of them, be
lieve that a throat like an elderly chicken's is
made beautiful by an elaborate necklace, talk
through an entire scene, and then when some
man who feels that, as he paid for it ho would
like to hear tho music, ventures to hiss at the
chatty contingent, they glaie at him and con
clude that he is a bore. Now, that tribe of
women deserve to bo hissed down, and every
one of them ought to go home with their cheeks
Hawing because of the gieat rudeness, and for
the coming year study each day in every week
what real politeness is.
TOO MUCH IMPOLITENESS AIHtOAI).
Wo are greatly given to talUlne; about respect
ing the rights of the nation. Wo haven't tho
least particle of consideration for the Individual.
Impoliteness exisU In every floss of society, and
Is tho one vice upon which tho i ich and poor agree
to meet together. Our joung girls aie in such
a hurry to have a good tttuo that they forget
tho deference duo to older women; our sons are
in such ft hurry to rnal.o money and to bo howl
ing swells that they nover give a thought to tho
experience of tlair fathers, whoso advice they
don't consider worth having, and whom they
are Inclined to call "tho old man." Our
servants, treated without any consideration, are
impertinent and ill-mannered, and tho maid's
lack of politeness is only a reflection of her
mistress's breeding. Looking at things thiough
dark glasses No. Think it all over with mo
and you will see, as a uatiou, wo are bad man
nered, very bad manuered, aud that wo will
only reach perfect politeness when we, as Indi
viduals, think it duo to our belf respect to show
politeness to each man, woman, and child.
A WOMAN'S CliHISTMAS bTOCKJKG.
What did you get in your Christmas stocking?
Was It ono of the pretty harlequin ones with
bells qn its toes, that made music whenever auy-
I thine was dropped In it. and seemed tn Hnn- n
special chlmo of its own that meant that you
wcro thought about? The foreign custom of
filling the stocking and sending It early Christ
mas morning has obtained moro generally this
seasou than ever before. The clever girl is the
one who fills It full of all sorts ot llttlo traps
that are personal, writes a motto to go with each
one, wraps it up in many-colored tissue paper,
and lets tho recipient have an hour of fun open
ing It. Mine had a beautiful quill ot sugar
and a kindly sentence announcing that sweet
words would emanate from It. Then there was
a savings-box of pasteboard with a small devil
In sealing-wax sitting on top of It and an an
nouncement appended that tho surplus funds
would bo tho salvation of the household. Then,
there was a lovely candy dog, pink and whito'
with a tail twice as big as he was, and ho told in
written words that he would be cheaper than a
fox terrier to keep, less flcUle, aud, If starvation
seemed imminent, could be eaten with gicater
pleasure. Then there was a tiny calendar with
a hope that every day In the year might be a
golden one, and an imitation of a guitar filled
with candies and a thanksgiving that 1 had
never learned to play upon It. A tin turkey
with a whistle in his tail that was loud aud
shrill, and he had ou him to adorn a tale this
misquotation, "Oh, whistle, and I'll come to
you, Uab !" There was a beautiful stick ot pep
NEAUEY AS TALE AS 1 AM.
Milch claimed to be the staff of life, and thei c
was a rosy-red apple in sugar, the real, oriciual
oue, so it was stated, that Paris gave to Helen.
Another one that was streaked with yellow
paint, delightfully indigestible, claimed" to be
tho apple of life that King Solomon sealed up In
an urn thousands of years ago, and which was
brought to light by recent explorers and donated
to me for being a good girl, so that I might live
forever. I have not eaten that apple. I am
waiting until wo have a first-class President aud
then I intend to present it to him. I do not feel
that I am worthy of inflicting myself on the pub
lic forever, but when wo get a man who is a
first-class politician, a gentleman born aud bred,
and who is in unison with me as far as politics
are concerned, 1 shall present him with that
apple and request that he may eat aud live for
ever. Just now, as it decorates my desk, the
dog of my heart glares at it and thinks that I
am very stingy not to lot him absorb that sugar,
but I sternly refuse, as I propose that the angels
shall have a chance of meeting him and know
ing just what his charms are. Frivolous? Well,
maybe it Is; but a slight dose of frivolity is good
for everybody, and I am sure that if we all took
a little more of it we would be better able to
stand the woes and worries when they come.
WHAT TO DO NEXT YEAIl.
So we are coiuir to start tho New Yn.ir froeii.
we are going to do a lot of little thimrs that
we might have doue last year and didn't, and
these are a few of them:
Wc are going to say the words of affection
that bring happiness and not just think them.
We are going to look pleasant even if wc
don't feel so, and, funnily enough, the mere
looking will make us get so after a while.
Wo arc going, if we are women, to mend the
frock that is ripped around the bottom, to sew
hooks aud buttons on, and not resort to pins
iu a hurry.
Wo are going, if we are men, to be more
considerate of women, and not to conclude
that their lives are without thought and with
Wo are going, no matter what we ate,
men, women, or ghosts, or dogs, to be
polite that is, to give the smile, the bow,
or the paw just as is most convenient to men,
women, ghosts, or dogs.
We are going to read the good books, to
look at tho beautiful pictures, to appreciate
lovely women, athletic men, sweet babies, and
amiable puppies. And iu this way we will find
out aud grasp half the tjood things in life.
We aro going to wish everybody, from the
President who is in to the President who is
out, from the intimate friend to the stranger at
tho catcs, a happy New Year, and we arc going
to mean it and help to mako It one.
Won't, you echo back this wish to Bab?
Free. Free Given Away.
As guessing seems to be the rage wo have de
cided to give our pations a substantial and use
ful present, and every purchaser of 25 cents or
more is entitled to guess for a magnificent
Solid oak bed-ioom set.
Sixteenth century finish, consisting of
1 handsome solid oak bedstead.
1 handsome French bevel plate-glass dresser.
1 handsome combination wash stand.
I handsome bed-room chairs.
1 haudsome locker.
1 handsome bed-room table.
1 towel rack.
All valued at $200.
Wo will give tho entire outfit to tho lucky
guesser ou tho 31st day of January, 1801. Tho
jar of beans will bo opened and counted by any
three disinterested gentlemen of this city, and
tho person guessing nearest the number shall bo
awarded, free of any charge, this magnificent
solid oak bed-room set complete. Tho set is
now on exhibition in our handsome show win
dows. Call and see It and judge for yourself.
Itemember, every pui chaser of 25 cents or moro
entities you to a guess. Guess as often as you
please. Guess early and often. Guessing con
test closes at 11 P.M., Saturday, tho 31st of
January, 1801. During thib greatest of all
guessing contests special barerafns will prevail
in all dupaitments. Who will bo tho lucky one?
812-814 Seventh street northwest.
Store open evenings during December until
You Aro In u Bud Fix.
But wo will cure you if you will pay ti6.
Men weak, nervous, and debilitated, suffering
from evil habits or later indiscretions, send for
Book oi' Lirn, Dr. Parker's Medical and Sur
gical Institute, 153 N. Spruce stieet, Nashville,
A Ulch JicHuy i'or Ijii'u.
A scholarship in tho Spenceiian Business
College, for son, daughter, relative, or friend.
Klghtly used it Insures future prosperity. Tho
sessions of the new year, day and night, begin
Friday, January 2, 1801.
JCxouibions to Boston.
Until further notice tho B. and O. It. It. Co,
will sell round-trip tickets from Washington to
Boston and return, via tho Poughkeepsio
Bridge routo, at rato of $20.10. Tickets good
for ten davs,
WE NHM STARTi BIG HOWL
About what we can do, but proceed quietly to
demonstrate our ability and inclination.
Our perfect facilities as manufacturers enable
us at all times to give you superior values for
lowest prices. This fact is proven by the quali
ties of the OVERCOATS and SUITS we have
marked clown to
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This is an extraordinary reduction sale, and it
will be to your advantage to come in and see
them, whether you want to buy or not.
MANUFACTURING GLOTHIEflS AMD TAILORS,
CORNER SEVENTH ami E STREETS.
P. S. -Our stock of Full-Dress Suits is second
to none in Variety and Quality, and our prices are
Successoi's to S. 6J-. Davis,
T19 MARKET SPACE, COR 8TH ST.
Looh over the list. You will see some startling bargains Infancy Holi
day Goods. IFe do not carry these goods all the year round, and as we
do not want to paclc them away we have marked them down at very low
figures, as they must be sold in the next few days.
Dressing and Manicure Cases.
An elegant I'lush and Oxidized Dressing and
Manicure Caso with 11 pieces. Size, 11x21 inches,
regular nrico SH.9S, marked down to S9.00.
Largo Plush Work Box, sl.o 0x15 Inches, regu
lar price 5.1.49, marked down to SD.OO.
Beautiful Plush and Oxidized Work Box.
satin lined. 0 pieces, regular prico S1.&8, marked
down to S3.IS.J.
Plush and Oxldi.ed Manicure Case, satin lined,
with 8 pieces and handsomo plate mirror, regular
prico .).52, marked down to S:i.7.5.
An elegant Shaving Set in n Plush and Oxl
y'etl Case, regular prico 0.09, marked down to
Plush and Oxidized Shavinir Cuso with 0 pieces,
regular prico $5.0,'). marked down to S3.75.
Plush und Oxidized Dressing Caso lor infants,
regular price, 1.29, marked down to S2.75.
90l9aM dressing Caso, with 9 pieces, regular
prico $10.00, marked down to S7.00.
Gloyo Box inatlo of Oxidized Silver and Plush,
satin lined, regular prico $2.50, marked down to
Leather Manlcuro Caso, with 8 pieces, regular
prico S2.28. marked down to $1.50.
Leather Manicure Case, with 8 pieces, regular
prico $2.09. marked down to $1.75.
Leather Manicure Caso, with fi pieces, regular
price S1.49. marked down to Sl.OO.
Leather Municuro Cose, with C pieces, regular
price jl.lfe, marked down to 75e.
Bric-a-IJrac and Fine China.
Theso tilings tiro always usolul. You want
them at all seasons. This is a chaneo lor you to
replenish your supply at very low prices.
Handsomo Preneli Bibjuo Figures, 15 inches
high, rcgulut prico S8.'Jb, marked down to $0.00
V1"0,.1110 I'leuraJ, 11 inches high, regular
prico 81.85, marked down to S3.75 pair. ILfcU,ai
I'ino Bisnue Figures iu group, 12 inches high,
regular price $1.75, marked down to SJ.00.
Handsomo Burmeso Vases. 15inches high, regu
lar prico SU.75. marked down to $2.25 pair.
Handsome ; Tinted Vases, 11 indies high, regu
lar prico S1.12, marked down to 75e. each.
Fancy Vases, 10 Inches high, regular prico SI,
marked down to 09c.
Inerustcd Vases and Jugs, 7 und !) inches high,
regular prico mo., marked down to 50c. each.
Elegant Majolica Umbrella Jars.21 incheshigh,
regular price i-5, marked down to $3.75 each.
Beautiful Tea Set of Hand-painted China. !5
pieces, regular prico $1.88, marked down to 87c.
Hand-painted China Plate, regular prico 30c,
marked down to 22c. each.
Fancy Open WorkFriiitDlshesofHnnd-palnted
Chirm, regular prico $2.35, marked down to $1,021
Fancy Cup and Saucer of Hnnd-palntcd China,
regular prico SI, marked down to 75o. sot.
Itoynl Wooster Jugs, 8 inches high, regular
prico $5, marked down to $3.50 each.
l'linov Plates, with Open Work Border, Hand
painted, regular prico 25c, marked down to
.Ji ciS?mo C'" ,nPd Saucer, in caso, regular
prleo SI. 19. marked down to $1.
. m so,!no C,p ,u"a Saucer, in caso. regular
prico Sl.Gl), marked down to $1.12.
Fancy Vases, 0 inches high, of different kinds
ol ware, regular pneo 25e marked down to
Jtcui lilsquo Holla, with kid bodies, regular
prico 75ii.. marked down to -19c.
Heal Bisquo Dolls, with Kid Bodies, 18 inches
high, regular prico 50c, maikcd down to 31c.
rJ.!11 '"s'ljio Dolls, VI inches high, with Eyes to
?o "'"c "i 1 r0tfU,ar prico S'"., marked down
Peal BisquoDolls. 13 inches high, regular prico
2dc, marked down to 19c ouch.
Successors to E. Gr. Davis,
MARKET SPACE, COR. 8TH ST.
Magnets nro strange things nud scientists don't
qulto understand them yet. Tlioy hnvo mjstc
rlous powers of attraction which have not been
explained. It is entirely different with tho mag
nets upon which wo rob'. Theso magnets nro
qunllty, lit. durability, und cheapness. Every
body understands not only why tl.oy should at
tract, but why thoy should bo irresistible. Thoy
nro especially attractive just now, because bc
roro tho holiday season comes to tin end wo must
close out our stock or
OVEItCOATS AND WINTER SUITS.
and In order to do this wo nro oircrlng purchasers
opportunities which thoy cannot nltord to miss.
vJ. "W SELBT,
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Interest and Dividends collected for
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Guaranteed investments furnished. Notes,
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