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ME SUNDAY HERALD.SUNDAY. MAY 71. 1S91.
GOSSIP- OP THE GIRLS.
Alice Confides to Dear Louise Iho
Goings On in Washington.
My Deah Louise: Society, with a big B,
was present at tbo opening day of tho Dum
blano races. Tho clerk of tho weather was
kind, for tho day was one of those soft gray
days that como to us sometimes in early
spriug. Tho grand stand presented a wonder
fully brilliant appearance from tho great num
ber of haudsomo womon occupying places
there, all gowned tc perfection. Tho races
of last week wero for tho masses tho6o of
this week for tho "classes." But I can't say
that tho "classes" aro any better behaved in
this part of tho world than tho "masses"
when on exhibition, and thcro wero ono or
two cases of vulgar display. Should to
morrow be fair tho races will wind up iu all
the glory and picturcsqueness of pink coats.
Ah, if tho women, and men too, who sit up
so proudly and solemnly in their own carriages
could possess tho bird-llko quality of being in
two places at ono time, how astonished thoy
would bo to find tho uses to which their fine
horses and vehicles aro put. Two cases havo
como under my personal observation in tho
past fortnight, where private carriages havo
been placed at tho service of colored women
by tho unfaithful custodians. In ono instance
tho coachman drove up to the curb and invited
a woman sauntering along to tako a drive. My
curiosity being aroused, I walked slowly along,
and too'k in tho conversation and tho whole
scene. It was a handsome victoria. Tho owner
had left her parasol on tho front seat, and
from the invitation for a half hour's drive
I inferred tho owner had gono to a tea or to
mako a visit that would detain her the length
of time which was being utilized by tho
colored gentleman in giving a drivo
to a lady of his own race. Tho
second case is that of "a howling swell,"
whose drag is frequently brought out in tho
moonlight and the starlight for tho enjoyment
of tho "colored belles. It would be a good
idea for the owners of horseflesh to do some
detective work In their own stables.
The Presidential party arrived here on
Friday evening, and the "White House will
seem a rather poor place of abode after their
wonderfully luxurious surroundings for the
past thirty-five days. Their train con
sisted of five coaches models of such mag
nificent furnishing and convenience as to make
Queen Victoria's mode of travel beggarly. It
has been a matter of gossip and speculation
here as to who will pay for all this magnifi
cence, and echo answers who ? It Is gener
ally conceded that it will not be Wanamaker,
and everybody knows it will not be Harrison,
though he took along all of tho family that he
could possibly. Second terms geein to be out
of favor, and ono cannot blame the "sisters,
cousins, and aunts" for getting all the music
they can out of "the bird in the hand."
Secretary Blaino is undoubtedly a very sick
man. Why Is it in this republican country
that a public man's ill-health is always denied
by his family and friends until the very last
ga6p ? There is no right of succession to of
fice involved the wheels of governmentmovo
on just tho same whether he live or die. And
yet. In every case, notice how strenuously the
illness of a Cabinet officer is denied, even
though tho man bo sick unto death.
Washington Is tho paradise of bicyclers,
and In tho late afternoons and evenings the
6treets aro filled with riders, many of whom
In tho license allowed them have grown
neglectful of precautions for tho safety of
pedestrians. So many complaints have
reached police headquarters that the matter is
receiving serious attention. I hope before
long the public may be aroused to the neces
sity of some precautious being taken in
the matter of the swing doors so
generally used in tho large I stores.
There is usually a lad at the outside
doors to save shoppers and their gloves the
wear and tear of pushing them back, but in
side, at tho swing doors, one Is at the mercy
of tho hurrying, careless women, Intent only
on their shopping, who ni6h through and let
the doors swing back with full force on tho
next comer, who may bo an aged woman or a
child. I witnessed recently what camo near
being a very serious accident to a little boy of
about six ye irs. Ho was ahead of the nur6e,
who had a younger child by tho hand, and as
the llttlo fellow attempted" to pass through
tho recoil of tho door from the swing given
it by tho careless young girl who was just
ahead knocked tho boy fiat. Although ho
screamed lustily, tho ono who caused tho acci
dent sailed on with the most absolute Indiffer
ence Such doors are a menace to life and
limb, and the establishments in which thoy
are in use should be compelled to put check
springs on them.
"Wo seem to bo in an era of suicide and
poisoning. Had Brlnvllllers and the poisoners
,of that day lived In this country, what an easy
task thoy would havo fouud fc to get rid. of
obnoxious persons. New discoveries In medi
cal science navo Introduced to the world many
now and deadly drugs, which aro 6old without
restriction over tho counters of drug stores.
As every now disease seems to bring forth a
.new specific, so tho Invasion of the grip was
met with a panacea in tho shape of antlpyrlno.
This Is a product of coal tar discovered and
manufactured by a Germau named Knorr, and
is readily obtainable at any drug store without
a physician's prescription. In Paris It Is said
that not more than live grains are allowed to
be sold at ono time; here as many as twenty
grains ore sometimes sold. It is taken fre
quently for headache, and an eminent physi
cian says no druggist should sell more than
ten grains. Even ten and fifteen grains have
been known to cause death. The tendency of
antlpyrlno la to affect tho heart. Maybe this
i6 the secret of tho many deaths from heart
failure. Paris green is another deadly agent
that is readily obtainable. Sntlseptlc tablets
aro known to contain corrosive sublimate.
Camphor Is a narcotic poison. It may bo
bought In any quantity, and who ever gives a
thought to placing it out of the reach of
children? I really believe this carelessness
and tho dabbling in new drugs aro the results
of Ignorance. People looking over the show
cases of drug shops at the numerous panaceas
for "tho ills tlat flesh is heir to" never dream
that these new remedies contain slow poisons.
Mrs. Harriet Hubbard' Ayer, In her suit against
James Seymore, claimed that she had been
elowly poisoned by doses of sulforal, which,
like antlpyrlne, Is a coal-tar product. Tho
effect of sulforal Is to induce sleep, and very
few know that in the long run it also pro
Ono of tho very piettiest entertainments
over given hero for a charitable object took
place Tuesday evening at Mrs. Tlsdel's, 1323
Thirteenth street. The grounds were lighted
by Chineeo lanterns. There was a Turkish
boolh presided over by Mrs. J. Fairfield Car
penter, assisted by a bevy of pretty girls
dressed In Eastern fashion, even to the veil6,
that took the palra as the most perfect thing
of tho kind ever attempted here. Mrs. Boss
Thompson's fiower booth was a thing of
fragrance hurt beauty. Tho ico-crenm and
strawberry tables were under tho enro of Mrs.
Thcodoro Noycs, Mrs. H. B. Noblo, Mrs. .T. A.
Swopc, Mrs. D. A. Chambers, Mrs. J. J. Light
foot, Mrs. G. Do Witt, Mrs. Chailcs G. Dulln,
Mrs. K. W. Allen, Mrs. O. G, Staples, Mrs.
Balloy, and Mrs. W. 0. "Wood. The enter
tainment was for tho bonofit of tho Foundling
Hospital. There Is much charity hero and
society seems bent on good works as well as
pleasure, which meets the humblo approval of
your friend, Amoe.
OIjI) paving materials.
Gon. lllrney Approves tho Killing of
AsHlstunt Attorney Thomns.
There is much dissatisfaction expressed by
property-owners over the recent decision of
Assistant Attorney for the District Thomas to
tho effect that the old paving materials of
Btrcots and sidewalks when taken up to lay
new pavements belong to tho District and not
to tho owners of tho adjacent lot. As the mat
ter is of great importance to both the authori
ties and citizens, and as it is to be tested iu tho
courts, a Sunday IlEnAii repot ter called on
Gen. "William Birney, cx-Attorucy for tho
District, and requested an expression of his
views. Ho said:
"Outside of that law of Congress and the
usage of the Board of Public Works to allow
a drawback for old materials, the law, iu my
opinion, was precisely as Mr. Thomas has
stated In his opinion. The fact upon which
any right Is possessed by tho Government to
assess tho citizen for tho wholo or part of a
sidewalk or street pavement is that, because of
hiB nearness ,to the Improvement,
he has a grcator use of It than
other citizens. Ho is taxed for
his prospective uso of tho pavement and
tho probablo increase of tho value of his prop
erty and not at all for the materials used.
Tho DIbtrlct bought such materials as It chose
and laid thera down as it chose. Tho owner
was not consulted, audi he at no time becamo
tho owner of the material. Tho chief reason
assigned for the former allowance of a draw
back for materials was the fact that under tho
old corporation system tho wholo cost of a
sidewalk was taxed to tho owner of the ad
jolnlne property. This was felt to be a gross
Injustice to the owner when tho Board of Pub
lic Works began to change erades aud renew
pavements. The owners complained that tho
pavements for which thoy had been taxed wero
still good, and they were to bo taxed again for
new ones. It was thought a measure of jus
tice to the owners to allow them, not the taxes
they had paid, but tho actual worth of such
materials as could be used for new work. This
was recorded by some as a recognition of a
property right In the owners, but In a legal
point of view there was never any property
right In tho owners. This was ruled when I
was District Attorney and before that time,
and the ruling of Mr, Thomas follows all pre
THE HABITS OF STRAY DOGS.
Tho Philosophical Reflections of an Ein
ployo of tho Found'on Thorn.
Speaking of the capture the other day by
tho city dog catchers of fourteen stray dogs in
the basement of house No. 710 Twelfth street,
an employe of tho pound 6ald to a Herald re
porter: "A curious thing about it was that
we caught almost as many dogs at tho Bame
place last year about this time. They wero
stray dogs mastiffs, bull dogs, setters.
pointers, spaniels, terriers, and so on, and
they seemed to be living in amity. And don't
you know that I believe tho homeless dogs
Hocking together In this way proves that thoy
camo from tho same original stock. I mean
the wolves, their progenitors, who nearly al
ways run and hunt in packs. Last summer In
other sections of tho city we had to break up
dens of these seml-wlld dog6 in tho cellars of
unoccupied houses, but in this same cellar
wo had the job to do. Is It not strange that
they should gather together so peaceably?
I've been on tho force of the Pouudmaster
ever since the pound was started in tho
'seventies, aud tho more I have learned
of dog natmc assures me that it is
closely allied to human nature. The
sentiments seem to be tho same. For ox
ample, the well-fed dog in civilized control is
always ready to fight any other dog he meets,
but let him once bo brought into imprison
ment, and ho recognizes that there le a-power
above his jaws and teeth, and ho wilts ac
cordingly Into abject servitude. Did you
over notice how tho dogs run to their homes
when tho doe-catcher's wagon Is two squares
or more away from them ? Well, when wo
have caught them In our net and thrown them
Into tho common repository of the wagon, all,
sorts of dogs commingled, from tho biggest
and fiercest, to the smallest and most timid,
do you know we never havo any fighting
among them? Tho spirit is taken out of
them, and tho tiniest terrier is as big a dog, as
far as pluck goes, as tho most powerful bull
dog. Thoy seem to realize that their teeth and
their courage aro of no U6o under tho condi
tions of their captivity. But don't you feel
compunctious of conscleuco at killing such
Intelligent animals ?"
"Thank God," said tho Poundman, "I
never had anything to do with tho necessary
killing or I should havo resigned long ago."
, . . ,
Tho Semito Club Gives a Supper.
On Thursday evening tho Senate Club gave
its third successful supper, and tho evening
was passed in singing aud speechmaklng.
Dr. Exner saug selections from some of tho
popular operas. Mr. Mackall recited a par
ody on "Tit Willow." Mr, Hoffmau gave
"ltodger and I," and received hearty ap
plause. Mr. Cook saug and cracked somo
good jokes and theu said good-bye to his
many friends, as ho took the 11:10 train for
Louisville, Ky., to bo gono for two or throo
weeks. Mr. Bud Joyce amused tho boys
with somo of Shakspearo's finest. Ho was on
tho go for over an hour aud everybody en
joyed 'it. Mi. W. II, Key worth sang "Down
on tho Farm," and "Tho Bug-a-Boo" his
own composition, Among those present wero
William Mackall, John Schafer, Dr. Exner.
Saul Allen, John Hoffman, William Burkhart,
Mr. Cook, A. B. McClaskoy, Edward Fowler,
W. 11. Koyworth, Pete Sehafer, Howard Boll,
Mr. Dupray, and others.
Eveui'sions to Mountain Lake Parle.
Rev. G, G. Baker, of Hagerstown, Md., has
been appointed by tho Baltimore &, Ohio
K. R. Co. excursion agent for Mountain
Lake Park. Parties desiring to make arrange
ments for tho transportation of churches,
Sunday schools, societies, or other organized
excursion parties can procure full informa
tion concerning rates or trausportatlou and
train service by communicating with him.
Special inducements in the way of low rates
and special tralnB will bo offered for tho trans
portation of large parties.
At tho Bellvue Dairy Farm tho milk is
aerated, cooled, bottled, and sealed within
thirty minutes from milking,
SPUING AT ATLANTIC CITY.
A Delightful Sanson llol'iiro tho Summer
Crowds Havo Como.
Correspondence of The Sunday Hetiat.d.
Haddox Ham,, Atlantic Citv, May 1G.
Any ono who has never visited Atlantic City
at this season of tho year can form no idea of
tho comfort and pleasure to bo found here.
You como in contact with only tho bettor
class of people, and tho rush and bustle of
July and August aro not with you, while thero
aro plonty of good, nico people to make every
thing pleasant. I doubt if vory many Wash
ingtonians know why Atlantic City is tho
most healthful placo on tho Jersey Coast. It
is because no fresh-water stream empties
within many miles of It. and It Is wholly sur
rounded by unmixed saltwater, besides hav
ing six miles of salt meadows behind It and
rests upon a bed of dry sand thus making It
entirely free from malaria. But tho main at
traction hero seems to bo tho "merry-go-round,"
and It is strange that what iu mo6t
cities Is tabooed and looked upon as a
doubtful resort is hero frequented by tho
most fashionablo belles and Imniiv nf nnr
largo cities. From 8:30 to 0:80 P. M. it Is a
regular dress parade. It is amusing to ono
entirely accustomed to it to watch tho action
of novices. I havo In mind a particular een
tlcmen who is very prominent in Washing
ton society, and who is alwavs dressed in the
height of the fashion. For a" few days he vis
ited tho merry-go-round and watched tho
riders, but couldn't mako up his mind to try u
rido himself. Finally ono day I had tho sat
isfaction of seeing him swallow his pride,
mount a horse, and rido around, sheepishly at
first, but afterward as boldly a6 anv of the
others. It is a fascinating and harmless
amusement. MmiAN Eson.
To Atlantic City viaRoyalBlueliine.
Excursion tickets to Atlantic City via
Royal Blue Lino and Reading R. R., the only
double-track route to tho aea, are now on sale
at all B. & O. ticket offices in Baltimore and
. m t
A Valuable Hint.
For light Bummer beverages, tho Frontlgnan
and Gutedol of tho To-Kalon Wine Co., aro
For salo at 014 Fourteenth street.
"Faust Beer" is guaranteed to be straight
lager and bIx months old.
"Faust Beer" Is old.
Tho opening of Fine Summer Millinery the
last few days has been very gratifying. The
number of Ladies who thronged tho Stores
were more than pleased with tho Elegant Dis
play of Fine Pattern
HATS AJTO BONNETS,
Both Imported and IDomestic.
Also with tho Fine Assortment of IM
PORTED FLOWERS, RIBBONS, Etc., Etc.
for Monday and Tuesday, May the 17th and
18th. We offer Extraordinary Bargains In
Ladies' Muslin Underwear
100 dozon Cambric Corset Covers, square
necked, handmade buttonholes, lie; 50 dozen
High-necked Cambric Corset Covers, Y-front,
finished with fine cambric edge, 25c; 50
dozen Children's Jean Drawers, in three sizes,
1, 2, and 3, at lie; 50 dozen Children's
Drawers, 12Jc; 35 dozen Gowns, made of
fine muBlIn, Mother Hubbard "joke, tucked
and finished at neck and sleeves with fine
Cambric Ruffle, at 50c at 50c.
Style No. 2, reduced from 89c to 09c.
Style No. 3, reduced from 98e. to 75c
Stylo No. !, reduced from $1.25 to 98c
50 dozen Muslin Drawers, reduced from 31c.
to 24c; 20 dozen Cambric Drawers, reduced
from 48c..to 39c; 15 dozen Muslin Drawers.re
duced from 08c. to 50c; 10 dozen Fine Cambric
Drawers, reduced from 75c to 59c; 20 dozen
Ladles' Muslin Skirts, finished with a Cam
bric Ruffle and four tucks, 47c; 18 dozen
Ladles' Muslin Skirts, reduced from 89c to
08c; 12 dozen Ladles' Muslin Skirts, reduced
from $1.19 to S9c
CORSETS! CORSETS! CORSETS'!
231 dozen FIno French Coutll Corsets, ex
tra long waist, in white and gray, at $1.25, re
duced! from $2.00; 21 pair C. P. Corsets,
slightly soiled from handling, reduced from
$3.25 to $2.50; 2 dozen C. P. Summer Corsets,
broken sizes and sllghtlv soiled from handling,
reduced from $1.25 to 95c; COO dozen Linen,
Silk, and Cotton
llandkorchiofs for ladies, Gents
Children's Fine Handkerchiefs, colored
bordered, at 2 for 5c, former price 5c. and 8c;
Ladies' Hemstiched, at 5c, former price 8c.
and 10c; Ladles' Hemstiched, white and
colored bordered, at 8c, former price 121c;
Gentlemen's Colored Bordered Handker
chiefs, at 8c, former price 121c; Gentlemen's
Fine Whitp Linen Hemstiched, at 25c, former
price 39c; 20 different styles of Ladles' Fine
Linen Fancy and Plain Handkerchiefs, at
22c, former price 37c; Ladles' and Gentlo
men's Silk Handkerchiefs, at 33 per cent, of
937 and 939 F ST. N. W.
I would like to inform the pub
lic that I will go to any part of
the District, at any time, to wit
ness signatures and take acknowl
edgments. Charges very moderate.
William F. Thomas,
NOTARY; PUBLIC AND REAL
COR. TWELFTH AND G STREETS Nf W.
415 SEVBBTD STREET NORTHWEST,
i? Kn i H'S (1,lvho I offering in JOINTLES3 MATTINGS. Theso goods are
SS&S',X nmltb choaPC8fcgoa8 t tho prices
CHAIR? AND 'LOUNGES Y 0ARRIAaES from M to-?35' RATTAN AND REED
rnMtn elegant assortment of LINENS, DIMITIES, aud DAMASKS, for furniture
A WS5!l!$? a 8Peclnlty cutting and making LOOSE COVERS.
nrf DOORS and SCREENS raado to order. WINDOW SHADES mado to
order! cst,matcs furnished, when desired on any class of goods to bo made to
.InawTtSK8 BTd? lino NERAL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE as any
uealer in tho city, and will guarantee to savo you money on your purchases of mo.
All CARPETS, RUGS, BLANKETS, and other WOOLLEN GOODS at actual
manufacturers' prices, ratter than carry thorn through tho summer.
ti cBArSkSSSa 1,,no ,r PORTIERES, SILK CURTAINS, LACE CURTAINS, and
a! aloS wJtf ' ? ' CORNICES and TRIMMINGS, which wo aVo offering
M ATTOPwqvn vl w?8 &&? flnS8t ?raac- IIUSK aml COTTON TOP
fAto?R i W0,VE? WIRE bPRINGS and other articles of BEDDING always
In stock, and extra sizes furnished nt short notice
wtb T?armnnyetr,n.g,an,cleg,an i!"0 ,of WALNUT and OAK CHAMBER FURNITURE,
am oversttc, ' E handsomely carved, at manufacturers' prices, nB 1 find I
Remember, I am honestly offering a reduction of from 10 to 20 PER CENT, on '
my entire 6tock. Call and convince yourself.
WE ARE THE PEOP
We are pleasing the PUBLIC
OUR VACATING SALE
Is gliding along as smoothly as a ship on calm waters. Last week was a
gala one, not alone in print, but in sales. But this week we have
struck high-water mark, and shall introduce a line of wash fabric that
will equal anything the most fastidious may desire.
Satin and silk striped French Ginghams, Scotch Ginghams, all
wool fancy Flannels for outing, fine Madras for shirting, fine dress Ba
tiste, white and black India Linons, plain black and fancj-- Satteens,
Percales, fancy satin Summer Drapery, Satteen Table and Mantel
Scarfs, etc. To give you an idea how exceedingly low you are buying
our goods, compare the original selling price of others to the price that
we have placed on them, and you will admit that the record is broken
and a clean sweep of our stock is ULTIMATUM. Make a careful
study of what is on sale for this week and press the prices firmlj'- on
25 and 35 cents is the price for 32-inch Scotch Ginghams, in lovely
patterns. Our near closing sales make them 15c.
45c. is the price for silk and satin striped French Ginghams, per
fect gems. Our near closing sale makes them 25c.
50c. is the price of all-wool Outing Flannel; select designs, en
tirely new. Our near closing sale makes them 25c.
25c. and 35c. is the price of imported Shirting Madras; new effects.
Our near closing sale makes them 15c.
15c. is the price of 36-inch Mandarin Batiste; an elegant summer
dress material. .Our near closing sale makes them 9c.
18c. is the piice of our outing Flannelettes; quite a supply. Our
near closing sale makes them gic
25c. and 35c. is the price for Henrietta finished fine French Sat
teens; in black only. Our near closing sale makes them 15c.
The assortment is washable silks.
15c. is the price for fine Satteen, in fancy patterns. Our near clos
ing sale makes them gic.
i2jc. is the price for Garner's yard-wide Percales. Our -near va
cating sale makes them 7c.
We are also offering four grades of white India Linons; very sheer,
at 7c, 8c, 9c, and 10c.
We are also offering four grades of black India Linons; very sheer,
at 8c, 9c, ioc, and 12c
50c is the price for "Wash Silks. Do not think they will last long."
Our near closing sale makes them 25c
OUR WINDOW DISPLAY of satin and silk striped French Ging
hams at 25c will give you an idea of what you are getting if you call.
The third floor offers you this majestic display.
A. JtAUJfMAN. Twelfth
Always Watch the Sunday "Post"
You want to be, and it is not amiss to let you know the requisites.
Neglige and Puff-Bosom Shirts are going to be the thing for dress.
Combined with our "Simplex" Sash they are just the proper style.
The Neglige Shirts from 50c, to $5.
The Puff Bosoms, 1.50, $2, $2.50,
The "Simplex" Sash, gi.50 up.
Straw Hats in all the new shapes and shades have just arrived.
From 50c, to 3.
We call your special attention to our line of Underwear. Every
thing desirable for summer wear can be found in our stock. .Prices
from 25c to $5 each.
OUR SPECIAL THIS WFK: , ,
35c, Fast Black and Modes Half Hose, 25c.
50c. Fast Black and Modes Half Hose, 35c.
HATS A.IX 3X111181-111,
013 it fxtsaisa? NoxiTiiAVJSfei.
STiEET N. W.
and the public are pleasing us.
and F Streets. N. SIMJX13.
and Herald for our Weekly "Ad."
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