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TnE MOByiXGh TIMES, SUXDAT. SOVEMBBR 24, 1S95.
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SEEK IT 4 GLOVE COUNTER
Whims and Foibles of Femininity
as Betrayed There.
TBI ALS OF THE SALESWOMAN
Wouiihi "Who Try on Gloves Just to
Soo How They Look So, 7 Hands
That A -de to Bo S(iucezed Into Xo.
5 Diamond- mug Eptuodu That"
Cau-ttl Trouble.
' Tin? pscuycnological student can. rind
an infinite variety of subjects by spend
ing a half bour tn a fashionable glove
store. To begin with, one can not help
wondering why people constantly wear an
article that is not necessary, except in ex
tremely coM weather.
Wo cover our heads and our feet for very
obvious re.iions. but Just why fashion
ordains that the hand must be dressed for
indooru as well as outdoor functions, has
never been satisfactorily explained. "
A a Hit to the glovo department of our
large stores is sometimes almost as amus
ing a-i a trip to a minstrel show. "It
takes all kinds to make the world," and
It looks as though a large majority of nil
the species Indulged in glove shopping.
"Do I find the e'ove counter a difficult
pne to manage?" answered the head sales
lady of an F street emporium.
"Well, r consider that to sell gloves suc
cessfully requires more tact, lmtleuce, and
perseverance luannll the other departments J
coniDineu "
"Wh? Because the clerk has often to"
use tbo greatest diplomacy both toward
the wearer and the ware.
"Some ladles are absolutely foolish nbont
Bie uuinber of their gloves. They display
a large plump hand, and calmly nsk for a
lze that would scarcely fit a child.
;. W1IEUE TACT IS NEEDED.
"Then comes a skirmish on the part of
the clerk to please the customer to sell a
pair of gloves, and at the same time not
jo demolish any of the goods by trjlng
No 5 on a No. 7 hand. It requires an
amount of maneuvering that is worthy of
a better cause."
"Another experienced clerk said that her
difficulty cousisted in heading off custom
ers who try on gloves simply to see how
they look.
"They go on the same principle that many
do lu shoe stores," she explained, "except
that a fitted glove can seldom ever be sold,
and with Mioes It does not make a very
material difference. We have some very
unreasonable people to deal with, but we
imply state our rule, that we will not fit
the glove until the customer decides to
purchase it."
One clerk said that the greatest of her
trials were the women who lose their be
longings at the glove counter,
"You can't Imagine," she complained,
"how many customers misplace their purses,
their rings and small bundles, while having'
their gloves fitted. One"day last week wo
had a ery exciting time here. A young
matron, who is a regularcustomcr, came in
and taking a seat, proceeded to divest her
self of her old gloves, her rings, purse and
Innumerable packages.
"All these articles were deposited care
lessly on the counter, tvblle she engrossed
herself examining our stock of hand wear.
After atvhilo she made her selection, paid
for It, and gathering herself together, was
about todepartwhensheelectnfledthestore
by exclaiming, "Great heavens! My dla
ttiond ring is gone!'"
f HER DIAMOND GONE.
"It was a rainy day, and there was but
one other customer present. She was a
middle-aged woman, one of the kind who
jUways go around with a chip on her
shoulder. She was buying woolen mitts
t'women like that never wear kid gloves,'
explained the clerk parenthetically), and
(he looked at the young woman as though
me would gladly annihilate her.
" 'What did you do with your ring?' she
asked shortly.
"I laid it right on the counter beside
those things.' answered the other meekly.
" 'It you did It would be there now,
unlets you think I am a thief, or the
clerk who is waiting on you is one. It
could not walk away, could it?'
' "The young woman protested tearfully
that hbe did not think anyone took her
ring, bnt that it Just got lost. Tills view
of the case seemed like a perfect red rag
to the other.
How could it get lost?" she almost
shouted, "if you put it on the counter
It would be on the counter, unless some
cine took it off. Now I want to know
If you think I took It off, and If you do,
Ju-it examine me and satisfy yourself."
"By this timi' the proprietor and every
clerk in the store were gathered around
Ihepalr. The only reply the young woman
.could make was to declare quite patheti
cally that she had the ring od, that she
took It off as stated, that It was her
engagement ring, and that Charlie would
pever forgive her If it were lost.
WIIEP.E IT WAS FOUND.
"The proprietor here interposed by sug
gesting that the boxesof gloves, tliecountcr,
floor, etc., be carefully examined. After
looking fruitlessly for a quarter of an
hour, the older woman announced offi
cially that she could not fool her time
all day. and that If she were not con
sidered responsible for the theft she would
like to go homo.
"She also told the proprietor that she
thought it was a burning shame that a
decent woman could not go into a tore
without being accused of taking people's
rings, and that she would never .darken
liii doors again If she had to go without
mitts nil her life.
"The uuhappy yonng matron also de
parted, and the entire establishment felt
In digrace. The proprietor was savage,
and spoke of putting the case in the hands
of a detective A few hours afterwards
a special delivery letter arrived containing
the Joyful Intelligence that the ring was
found. The lady had not worn It. and
on her arrival at home, found it resting
placidly on her wash stand.
" 'I remembered distinctly having takenlt
off,' she wrote, 'but I made a mistake In
thinking that it was when I tried on ray
giovci. Instead of when I washed my
bands Just before leaving home.'
"The proprietor read us the letter and
remarked that he thought he would go out
of the business at his first opportunity
at least out of the basinets of selling ladies'
gloves."
Each season brings nr cities In hand
wear. Just at present our swell society
Js wearing the pique glove, in whites
creams and the butter shades. Those with
but two huge buttons are the very latest
fad and resemble a masculine article in
every particular.
The soft yielding suede Is no longer worn
on outdoor occasions, but Its popularity
for evening functions is unabated.
I CAGE OF GLOVES.
"How to Tate Care of the Gloves"
would make a good subject for a talk at
the gathering of women's clubs.
"Most gloves suffer more from abuse
than actual use," said an Eleventh street
dealer. "The ladles either pull them off
by the finger tips, or they turn them en
tirely wrong side out, and both operations
destroy their appearance. Take the glove
off by pulling the bottom upward to the
thumb, then gently work off the fingers,
leaving them turned inverted In the palm,
and lay in the glove box. Gloves treated
thus will outlast a dozen pairs that are
pulled ami Jerked out of shapo by the
popular mode."
Non of our stores sell American gloves,
and on being questioned why, the answer
is universally fiat we do not make as good
an article as our French brtthren, and
precisely the reason we do not, is not
divulged.
One mi reliant said that in a burst of
patriotism, hebought an assignment
from Gloversvllle. N. T., a place which
contains our best manufactory in the
United States. lie could not succeed (n
jH'lltng two dozen pairs.
"They are clumsy-looking." he said.
"and do not take. Why our smart manu
1 icturer cannot succeed in rivaling if -not
i xceedlng the old world is a mystery, but
t e fact remains, they are nHures lu this
Important line of trado."
MUSICAL NOTES.
The musical programme at St. Taul'i
(Episcopal) Id tne morning will be Venite
in E, Te Deum and Jubilate Deo in F. by
Tours, and at the ofrertory Bach's Medi
tation on I'relude. At espers. Field's
Magnificat In D.
On Thanksgiving Day, Langdon'a Ben
edict e In F, and Tour's Jubilate. On St.
Andrew's day, November 30, there will
be services at 7:15 a. m.
Mr. FrnncU W. Clements is engaged as
tenor soloist for St. Andrews-
The musical programme for some of
the recent -weddings has been a complete
concert. The Vanderbllts and Whllnejs
introduced such elaborate musical ac
cessions that Washington lias followed
this very enjoyable anil exquisite setting
fur the bridal picture. At Hie Watklns
Prentiss marriage the bride and groom
were preceded by forty or flft choristers
who Bang "The Voice That-Breathed O'er
Eden." After the betrothal service the
bridal party puscd into the chancel and
the choristers rendered "O, Terfect Love."
At the Morgan-Flack nuptials the or
ganist of the Church of the Cocnant per
formed "Narcissus" and the marches
from "Faust," "Lohengrin" and "Tan
linuscr; Mendelssohn's "Spring Song,"
selections from "William Tell," "Annie
Laurie" und "Oh, Promise Me."
The Church of the Kefiirmation (Capitol
Hill) has a new basso, Mr. Hoscmer, Mr.
Eugene Davis having resigned to make
!ik residence In New l'ork. The contralto
is Miss Barnes. lire. Annie Tarsons and
Mr. Skerrett complete tins very excellent
quartet; Mrs. Bailey, organist.
The many surpliced choirs of the city
have created a demand for boy singers.
Master Sigourney, at the Ascension Church,
and Master Martin, at bt. James', are
two boys who liave remarkable voices.
The latter sings with the sopranos in the
Choral Society.
At the very enjoyable muslcale, given
afMintonwood." the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Sands, for the benefit of 8t.
Margaret's Church, Miss Fielding Koselle,
a Washington young lady, who has found
place In the musical world of New JTnrk,
made a marked Impression.
On the 2Gth Instant, there will be a
musical and literary entertainment at the
Soldiers Home. The following musicians
will contribute: Mme. Esputa Daily, Mr.
Lilllbridge, Miss. Haywood, Miss Bagley,
Miss Wood, and Miss Esputa.
At the Saengerbund concert on December
8, Miss Alice llarbage win perform a
"Concerto" with the orchestra, Prof.
Waldecker musical director. The first
Saturday of every month Miss Burhage
holds a-musical at her home, 400 I street.
Mr. Xander, Mr. Herdon Morsell and
Mr. Henry Kaiser, three local musicians,
went with the Gridiron Club to Atlanta.
With three such minstrels and E. B. Hay
for the witty raconteur, the Southern hosts
are to be congratulated on the merriment"
that will be furnished by their guests.
The Monday Club has resumed Its meet
ings at the studioof Mr. Oscar Krintzscb's,
934 F street northwest. Mrs. Bittlnger,
president of the Itubensteln Club; Miss
Mattle Bartlett, Mr. Frank B. Ward und
Mr. Kintzscu are the quartette of the club.
Miss Ada Von-Stocsh Is studying the
violin in Paris.
Prof. Emll Mori, whose overture, "Vir
ginias," precedes this play, as presented
by Charles B. Hanford, has composed a
Christmas antbemontheordcTofanoratorlo,
which will be produced with a full orches
tral accompaniment on Christmas day. In
his musical Interpolation, which is a
pleasing feature In "The Merchant of Ven
ice," the following Washington musi
cians augment the regular quartette of
the Handford Company, Mr. Flynn, Mr.
Barr, Mr. Gottwald and Mr. Wolf.
The Washington Ladles' Quartet, con
sisting of Mrs. Perkins. Miss Rose Dillon,
MissDexter, and Miss Herrlott.are holding
weekly rehearsals at Metzerott's.
The Trinity Church choir numbers forty
voices. In addition to tho boy choristers
there is a large adult chorus and the follow
ing quartet of soloists: Miss Lillian Hal
Icy, soprano. Miss Emma Ballman, con
tralto; Mr. William B. Lane, tenor; Mr.
D. W. MIddleton, baso and director, and
Dr. E. T. Frost, organist.
The musical whirl begins next week with
Prof. Pearman's concert. Prof. John Por
ter Lawrence follows December 3. Tho
Washington.String Orchestra gives Its first
concert December 7, and Padcrcwskl at
Metzerott's on December 11, the Choral
Society December 18, and Damrosch's Ger
man Opera Company in January.
Messrs. Droop &. Sons presented a round
trip ticket for a. European visit to the
Teachers' Bazar. It will be voted during
this entertainment to the most popular'
public school teacher.
Mr. Harry Pearson, one of the city's
best known tenors. Is precentor at the
Church of the Tabernacle, in Southwest
Wosldngton.
Music for the morning service at St. An
drew's will be as follows- Jubilate and Te
Deum in 15, by Smart; offertory, "Sweet
Is Thy Mercy, Lord,".chorusand solo. The
soloist will be Mrs. Kitty Thompson Berry.
The work is by Barnby. For evensong,
Holden's cantata and the trio for female
voices from "Elijah." For Thanksgiving
day the ofrertory will be "How Manifold
Are Thy Mercies," by Barnby; Barrett's Te
Deum in D flat, nnd Smart's Jubilate in G.
Mrs. Berry, soprano; Miss Elinor Simonds,
alto; Mr. Francis Wr Clements, tenor; Mr.
Charles Rice, basso, and Dr. J. W. Cheney,
organist and choirmaster, make up the per
sonnel or this excellent cuoir.
Prof. Harry Sherman is organist nnd
choirmaster for St. Thomas' and conductor
for the Choral Society.
Miss Mary McKce saDg "The Swallow
Song" very exquisitely at the twenty-first
anniversary meeUng of the Unity Club, held
at the Litchfield.
The Toung Ladies' Churns, Miss Anna
reatman directress, are making great prog
ress In their work.
The Ladles' Every Saturday prints ax
line engraving which is an excellent like
ness, and remarks that "in 'La Traviata'
aDd 'Lcs Huguenots' she will no doubt still
further emphasize the good impression of
her first appearance." As Siebel she won
a success. C. HA 1.
Miss Alice Juilsnn, who lias but just made
her debut in grand opera In Philadelphia,
at the Academy of Music, hassung already
in "Faust," "La Somnambula," "La Travi
ata," and "Les Huguenots," assuming
minor4 roles as deemed more appropriate
for an aspirant for higher honors.
Audiences and critics are proving most
kind to Washington's latest crntrlbntion
to vocal art in the operatic field and her
beautiful voice and eminently fine instruc
tion with her charming face are being
appreciated over In the city of trolleys
and Brotherly Love.
Dr. Rndcliffe, of the New "Tort Avenne
Fresbytcrlan Church, brings to that con
gregation advanced thought upon the
subject of church music, and favors quartet
and chorus. Instead of precentor leader
ship. His views are finding ravor and the
church will soon, without doubt, be in
possession of a fine quartet and chorus ,
all sitting at the pulpit cud of the audi
toriuni.
Two songs for offertory, music by Sir
Jules Benedict, and adopted by Mr. Samuel
G. 1'oung, of this city, are finding favor
with choir soloists." "My Soul Thirstitli"
is with original words, and is for soprano
and tenor. The "O Salutaris Uostia" is
capitally arranged for barytone.
Detson Co. have also In hand nsongby
Lieut- J. B. G(ic,"Thirtcenth Infantry, U.
S. A., with words, also by Mn Toung, the
title or which is "fcteadrast My Heart,"
for mezzo soprano or barytone.
The Capital Glee Club is rehearsing Gil
christ's -Ode to tho Sun," Schubert's
"Serenade" and "The Blue Bells of Scot
land," harmonized by Dudley Buck, and'for
a humorous selection, -'Jack. Horner," by
E. Cutter.
The program for this morning's services
at St. Patrick's, at 11 a. ni is "Laudate
Domlnum," opening hymn by chorus; "Mar
zo's Mass," SoIemuelle;-"Venl," mezzo so
pranosolobyMrs.Malna;quartetbySolwyn; offertory, "Ti Prego-O I'adre;" trio, by
Cushman. This wlllbe sung by Mrs. Mains,
Ml-s Mattingly and Mr. McFarland. Ves
pers, 4:30 p. m. In the afternoon Miss
Mitchell wlllrcndcrGIorza's "Sal re Reg Ina;"
the Gregorian chants by chorus; "O Salu
taris", will be a duct by Mrs. Maina and
Mr, McFarland; "Tantuni Ergo," Miss Mat
tingly and the full choir of thirty-five
voices. In tlieabsence orMr.Ryan,Mr.C.
F. Goodchlld will substitute. StgnorMarl-
Au expedition sent out from St Peters
burg four mouths ago to collect Russian
popular songs in the provinces lias already
secured over a hu mired songs, many or them
of great antiquity.
WHERE THE WOMEN WftIT
Reception Rooms in the"Jg
Downtown Establishments. "
FUENISHED IE FINE STYLE
Tho Weary Stioppor Can I'nuse and
Survey tho Field She Huh Con
ducrod nnd Flan a-.Now Cumpalirii.
Comfort for Patruiw Who Do .Not
Abuse tho FrHileiro.
The complaining-man who Is Irritated
over the ability of his wife or sister to
squander the currency of the realm in
shopping often knows but little about. the
temptation the fair one is under to wander
to tile great departmental stores. Could
he but once see the comfort, the conven
ience and the luxury that aro afforded
the buyer he would immediately change
his mind and decide that lie is lucky if
he Is not called upon, for more funds.
Shopping is now literally done while
you wait. In order not to be behind other
great cities the large stores of Washington
have fitted for the comfort and conveu
lenco of their patrons and isitors reception-rooms
with all tho comforts or
home. In fact, the reception-rooms of the
great stores are fashioned w 1th an elegance
of style excelled by few drawlng-roqois in.
homes or wealth.
The reception-room Is the place about the
store the shopper can call truly her own.
The merchant can give It to her with safety
because he knows she cannot carry it on
even were she so inclined. Thli "oais in"
a desert of merchandise and "bargains"
is a spot where slieruay sit down and rest.
She may write a letter. She may read a
novel, or she may. It the emergencydictate,
redress herself from head to foot.
ON THE OTHER SIDE.
"How different it Is on the other side
the water," said a head or department
in a well-known store, who had preiloujy
had long experience In the shops of Loudon.
"There, If the lady were to enter the
store and say she waa merely looking
around the clerk would Taint In amaze;
meul. In those stores she comes to buy
and get away as soon as possible. -Here
the merchant seeks to make her fe-I as
comrortable as possible. The latter la a
bit or Yankee shrewdness that would cer
tainly pay Immensely were it introduced
In London."
Orcourse the greatest value or the ladies'
reception room Is that It is a place In
which to wait. The shopper may here wait
on her rrlend who Is not jet through buj
ing. It is so much easier to find than soma
divan or sofa surrounded post somewhen
in the building. That Is the use to villi
the average every-day shopiier puts It.
Then there is the habitual loarer at tl
store. There are ladles who go ulm
dally to the large store for the simple pi
pose of having some place to pass awe.
mw wwjh
mam
li if 'iJJIH.1i V
i
i
Het "Tha ring doesn't seem to fit verj well. Hadn't I batter take
It back and have it made smaller?"
She: "No. An engagement ring is an engagement ring, oven if I
have to wear it round my neck. " D. , ,, TT
Pick Mo Up.
lime. They do not bother the clerks by
pricing articles they never intended to buy,
but go directly to ihtreccption room and
sit. There are known to the reception room
attendants some half a dozen ladies in
Washington who spend several afternoons
a week in the waiting rooms.
One lady takes a book with her, while
another who has been known to come evTy
day for a week devotcs.hcr time mainly
to fancy work and to wmttblng the crowds
surge by. As long as there appears noth
ing Improper In their conduct, the stpre
managers permit tliein to come on.
This room of rooms Is used as an emer
gency hospital, too. Fainting spells,
either among the customers or store girls,
are of almost dally occurrence, especially
in the crowded seasons.
BEND FOR THE DOCTOR.
If the ailment Is one that a glass of
water or a dash of brandy can remedy the
kindly attendant at the reception room
administers it. If tho Illness is of a. more
serious nature, tho store physician, gen
erally a doctor living within a reasonable
distance of the building is summoned.
The spot is eminently a p.lace of plot
making and romancing. Sometimes the
not over scrupidons meet by appointment
there. Not a few wives have entered the
luxurious apartments within a disastrously
short while after her husband has met and
departed with a girl, the attendant had
no reason to doubt was his wife ordaughter.
The story is told by the reception-room
attendant at one stole of the adventures
of a Congressman last winter. He was In
the habit ot calling at the room a number
oftimesa week to meet astyllshyounglaily
he calletl his niece. Generally he would'
come nnd await her arrival. WhJIe he
willingly supplied the money he waited and
she shopped and spent it.
Upon one occasion he waited for an un
usually long period and his "niece" failed
to appear. Shortly after his departure the
young woman arrived.
"Your nncle was Just here to see you,"
volunteered the attendant.
A merry ripple of laughter escaped the
girl's lips. "The old fool I" she ex
claimed, "he Is not my uncle. But then
he has the money."
As a field for courting the waiting-room
hasltsfullshareof honors. Volumes would
not tell the stories of love making nnd the
lovers' quarrels that have taken place amid
the rich surroundings of this feature or the
departmental store.
ONLY ADULTS NEED AFPLY.
The malepopulatlon of the reception-room
is always or mature age. Yontti Is barred
unless he Is very docile and the attendant
will come to the early conclusion that he
simply wants to make the place a vantage
point from which to flirt with the store
girls.
The reception room is particularly ap
preciated by the suburban buyer, who may
pass the time there while waiting for
the tTaln. This contingency of store patron
age alone fills the room on bright days
und during the holiday season.
Adjacent toand asan annex or the rccep
tlou Toom are the bureau of Information,
where iSsJ artirlcn are stored as found,
the manicure estaWlsliuieiit and the t-nTf.
The Bpfieie ot the latter Is generally
llmitett in Washington stores to a i.tiu u
ices and fountain drinks in summer, to
chocolall'-irafcra and beef tea in winter.
-All of the auxiliary departments combine,
however, in making the lot of the shopper
an enviable one.
In the Studios.
The Corcoran Art School offers a very
generous prize for young; students In
portraiture, to be awarded In April, 1890.
The prize Is $200 and wiltbeglvenrorthe
liest oili painted portrait head or an art
studeilttiqdev thirty years or age of himself
or herself without frame.
The contestants are not limited to the
students of the school, but students from
all over the country may competeand a very
interesting exhibitls expected in the spring.
Mr. Robert Hinckley has the affair in
charge .-mil, will be gtia to gie any informa
tion desired, either by addressing him athLs
home, 1310 Massachusetts avenue, or care
of tho Iiool.
The, Art Students' League lias a very
full attendance, and Hie life class Is
especially enthusiastic,
Mr. Jerome Uhi has taken chargo of
the portrait rl.-in, and gives two criticisms
a week. IIcsuccccdsMr.CarlGulherz, who
is still in Europe working on his canvases,
to be used as Interior decorations in the
new library building.
The scholarship from the New York
League, which was held by Mr. Ray, but
was made vacant by reason of his resig
nation to go to Parts, has been awarded
to Miss LcDuc as the next best student.
Miss LeDile will sever her connection with
the local school, and go to Now York at
once to begin her newstudles.
... JUc-A. Ii. Healon has a very ice canvas
entitled "Interior of St. Mark's, Venice,"
almost finished. It represents the interior
near the altar, Willi a lew figures scat
tered -about, some at prayer, others In
conersation.
The drawing Is very faithful, and the
color sclu'ue exquisite. It Is one of the
best of the artist's recent canvases.
Mr. Le Grand Johnston lias Just sent
away a number of pictures. In both oil
and water colors, some to Boston and
some to New. York, and is still very busy
with orders and pupils.
lie WeJU Sawier willpcnd the winter
in Florida. "
Sir. K. N. Brook-Is In New York.
Miss Lillian Cook is illustrating a story
for a holiday publication and pulng the
tableaux for the entertainment to be given
by the Columbia Athletic Club.
Mr. Harold Mardonald is engaged on
a x.rtralt of Mr. T. T. Kenne, and a por
trait of a lady, besides Instructing several
pupils.
Miss Ilattie E. Burdctt has almost com
itcd;i ery fine pastel, an ideal devo
i'Hinl figure of a girl, which shows an
figinal and strong handling.
Mr. U. S. J. Dunbar Is very busily en
igedonanumberofileslgnsformonumcnts, -.ides portrait busts ami bas-reliefs,
lie lias Just finished busts of ex-Governor
r,
riw
mlii
jT'
,M' f' GK.
k-r,Y?M k
, " m
;w
'it
Shepherd, and Sir Julian Paunccfote, and
is at work on has reliefs, of Mrs. Dr. Har
vey and Prof. E. S. Kimball of Baltimore.
Mr. George Glbbs is at work on a series
of -navy illustrations in Water colors
beaides some portrait work In oil.
Miss Alice Archer Sew-all lias a portrait
ot Miss Appleby of Georgetown on the
easle, and has finished several mural
decora tious in pastel for Tiffuny te Co.
of New York.
Miss Sands and Miss Solomon havenpened
a very pleasant studio at No. G 14 Seven
teenth street:
Mr. F. J. Tisher has just finished two
very satisfactory portraits of Mr. "Nick"
Young and wife.
Mrs. Narci'sa Owen is engaged on two
Lirge tapestries for mural decoration.
METHODS OF MODEIUf ATJTIIOnS.
JTovels Co in prosed or Tndded to Suit
the Publisher's Xeeds.
There Is now an author befo're the pub
lic whosewnttngs have a wide audience,
but who has been recently told by the critics
that his work is deteriorating. This la
true, says E. W. Bok, In the Forum, nnd it
is not strange that It should be so. He is a
man who as a writer shows the highest art
in his. work,-ajid his earlier books demon
strate thlsAfncJ beyond a doubt. But he
has come ibiK'X Ihelufluenceof the dollar,
and now Vf rlle-what Is called "to order."
Notions a;u amagazlne Writer approach
ed this autuqrytir his next work and found
him just storting upon it.
"I would like lt,",sald the editor.
J'WhaJ; will you pay for It?" was the au
tbor'sj'lrst question.
"How long will It probably be?" inquired
the editor. t
"Oh, I can makelt Just as long or asshort
as you wafrt Jl" said the obliging author.
Then he.addcd:"lt depends upon theprlce.
I can makeja 40,000-wonl story or it ir you
like, -and then-it will cost you $G,000; or I
can spin It out to 60,000 words and that
is really what I ought to have to let the
story tell Itseir, but then I wdl want
S7.D00 lor H: Or course, it you can't pay
more than .$0,000, I can trim it accord
ingly." The real.qucstlon of the story Itself did
not enter into the question. It was simply
a matter onrrlcc. ' You paid so much and
got so mucn.rIf yon paid a little more yon
received a little more. It was Anthony
TrolIope.pvex again.
A seven-year-old Czech boy from Prague
is on his way alone to San Tranclsco, where
he lias relatives, having been checked
through by his friends. HU passage 1
paid, but he has not a cent of money bnhlm,
and Is dependent for food on the charity
of the people he meets. He cannot speak a
word of any language but his own.
Siberian peasants clean, stretch and dry
the akin of the turbo t for leather bags, and
as a suUstltatefor glasj window pane.
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TRIALS OFCLOAK MODELS
Her Life is Not "One Grand,
Sweet Song."
GIELS OFFAULTLESS FIGUftES
MieTtilnkKFeimiloGoverunientCIerks
When Shopping In Vulr Aro About
tho Worst 1h loirs Tliut Ever Hap
pened Soino of the IncldentK Ao
eouiiHiiiylng tho Sale ot Clonks.
A model who does not pose for artists
or sculptors, and. unlike Trilby.never poses
for the "altogether," is the cloak model.
The season or her activity is plain. She
has again returned from her .summer va
cation, where she displayed the latest thing
in ha thing suits to good advantage, and has
begun work in earnest. To people who Im
agine that the dally existence of a cloak
model Is a cross betweeu a pleasant dteum
ami Bohemian and champagne uppers It
may be well to add that the life or these
bright young women is anything but a
dream. It is more oftcu a horrible night
mare. The cloak model Is usually a very hand
some youug woman, and one whose figure
Is beyond criticism. They are selected trom
among the best formed women in the big
stores, and transferred from Uie counter to
the "cloak department.
The models In this city have oilier du
ties besides displajlng the. goods. She lias
to submit to the pulling and hauling about
of a class who Imagine that she Is nothing
more or less than a "dummy," which Is the
wooden figure on which the cloaks are dis
plajed tn shop windows.
The whole object and the only aim ot the
nuxiel Is to aid the salesman la making a
sale. When the customer comes la sue sel
dom knows exactly what kind of a coat
she wants, and there Is where the sales
woman and the model get in their fine
work.
The saleslady sizes np the woman and
puts the coat or cloak, on the model which
Bbe thinks would be bent suited to the cus
tomer. MODEL'S MANY MANEUVERS.
The model puts the coat on her dapper
figure and then begins a number of maneu
vers, which are not down on any of the
army regular tens of the world. She wheels
and turns, executes flank movements,
marches and countermarches, and all the
while the customer Is sitting in a comfort
able chair, resembling in many resixrcta a
general reviewing his troops.
The model hitches her shoulder3 up and
expands her chest in order to make the
garment lit. After trying on innumerable
wraps, one is finally round that the cus
tomer thinks she likes. This one also Is
put on the model and then ensues about
halt an hour more of marching and pa
rading around.
The model, it she knows her business,
and she usually does, displays all the fine
points about the wrap nnd expatiates at
great length upon the warmth and style
ot the garment. She tells how Mrs. So-and-so,
wife of Senator So-and-so, went
wild over it, and that she liked it so well
she made her daughters all get one.
Government clerks are the bane ol ex
istence to the models. They say that office
people always shop In pairs.
1 ne depart men t people, on the other hand,
believe that cloak models are born with
about four times as much original sin In
them as other people and that it will take
i-enturies ot patient labor and effort to get
It all out.
When the government clerk and the model
get together the whole store knows it.
The model Is at work, patient, good,
and thouglitrni. An air or calmness and
resignation pervades the cloak department,
when In comes the sweet department clerk
and her rrlend.
CHAOS AMONG THE CLOAKS.
She states her mission and the work of
producing iha.w among tbt! cloaks begins.
Coats and capes are hauled down, and
a general bustle is notlceab'e all over the
flour. Finally some that suit the customer
arc found that Is, after nearly all the
olhers have been submitted to her Inspec
tion. The iti-Klel, of course, has been trying
on the different styles all this time and Is
beginning to lose the look ot patienie and
re-igual Ion she had when the performance
started.
The c stonier puts on a coat and asks her
friend what she thinks ot It.
Thefrieud has some criticism to make and
the saleslady makes another effort. This
tliiiesheprtsa ronton the wanl ot thegov
crnruent that shows her perfections of r well
amlhides the derec ts In her general makc-ap.
The friend is again appealed to for her
opinion. The coat Is a c wel In every way,
and it makes the customer appear as a
Venns, but the friend being only a woman,
and bavin guilt re weaknesses and follies or
her sex, doesn't like it a hit.
She hates tn see the wrap fit so well
and sluiw ofr the other woman to such good
advantage, and when she does give her
opinion or it It Is usually that It makes
her appear short-walsted, stoop-shouldered,
or too fat or too lean. There Is al
ways something the matter with a good
fitting coat in the mind of the friend of
the purchaser, so the model thinks.
HOW THE COMEDY ENDS.
The comedy usually ends by the friend
holding a whispered conversation with
the would-be purchaser, and the customer
turns tn the saleslady and tells her that
thev only get paid twice a month and that
she will look around and If she finds noth
ing that suits her better she will return
alHiut the 15th or the 1st- The result is
nine times out of ten that she never re
turns. Then the model and saleslady begin to
dissect the taste and styles of the two,
and incidentally to put the wrap away
again.
This In Itself is no small task, the cloaks
having to be brushed and hung up on racks
or folded and put away in boxe3. Such
work as lifting heavy garments, when no
sale has been made and about an hour's
time taken up, is not calculated to sweeten
the temper of an angel, it they should
sell cloaks, much less that of a model.
Another trying thing In the life of the
model i3 tho customer who comes in about
closing time, generally 6 o'clock. Sho
must be waited on and treated as court
eously as though the model and saleslady
had not been working hard all day, and
had a nice warm dinner awaiting their
coming at home.
A sale may be expected about fifteen
minutes after closing time, but the trouble
does not end with thesale. Thegoods must
all be put away before the saleswoman
nnd model can so home.
The life ot a cloak model Is not a bed of
roses, nor even "one grand, sweet song,"
as President Cleveland would say.
ALLUX'S ELECTION" STORY.
Co ngreissm a n' XlhiRtrntion of Demo
cratic Victory In MlH'slsslppI.
In view of the fact that Mississippi Is
about the only State saved to the bewil
dered hosts ot Democracy, it Is appro
priate, says the Cincinnati Tribune, to
recall a story told by John Allen, of that
State, when he was approached by a de
feated Democrat of the same State, who
had an idea or contesting an election.
Allen told him he would have no chance,
and went on to say that the case reminded
him of a man who was In a small country
hotel that was burned to the ground. The
only guest escaped in his undershirt. Thus
attired lie went through the crowd mourn
ing his fate.
"Everytliln' I got In the worl's in thar
bnrnln' up, an' I dunno what I'm goln' ter
do."
An unsympathetic but entirely too prac
tical listener said: "I tell you what to do,
podner; Jes' throw that thar little undcr
Bhirt In the fire an start In the world again
without a stitch to your back."
tTSC El'HRAIM OX HLTTFrrXG.
"Nevah bluff, chile, onless yo hoi' fo"
aces. Den yo' aln' blufrin'.
"Don' t'Ink 'cause yo' draws ter one king
an' bets high, de uddahs Is all gwlne go out
to' suah. Yo' don' oftun On' fo fools wld
dey legs nndah one table.
"E yo' will ensls er tryin' ter ride free
tenslnterde kitty keep yo'flannelmoufsbet
Wile yo's er doln' ob it. Wen er Jackass
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LANSBURGH & BRO.
Turkey Time
Is Near.
Again we approach that holiday when
new Table Fixings and Turkey go from hand
to mouth. It. is so much more appetizing
and so much more like Thanksgiving to have
fresh new Cloths and accessories. Your
purse need not be filled to buy Table Linens.
Our foresight for your shopping needs places
us in a position to have just what you want,
and when you want it. And, through a real
good opportunity, these came into our pos
session at a much less cost than the regular
price :
60-inch extra good quality Bleached Irish R fin
Table Linen : JUU yd-
62-inch extra quality Bleached Scotch DO' il yd
Table Linen.... DZ2U
66-inch extra quality Bleached Irish 7Ro
Table Linen I UU vd.
64-inch extra quality Bleached German CQfl
TableLinen UUU yd.
8-4-extra quality Bleached Irish Table DRfl
Linen Q03 yd.
8-4 extra quality Bleached Scotch Table 0 J flfl
Linen OIlUU yd.
5-8 Napkins to match, $2.25 Dozes.
3-4 Napkins to match, $3.00 Dczan.
8-4.extra quality Bleached Scotch Table 0 )C
Linen OliZJ yd.
3-4 Napkins to match, S3.75 Doien.
8-4 extra quality Bleached Irish Double 01 Cfl
Damask CHlUU yd.
3-4 Hapktoj to miteh,.85.00 Denn.
8-4 extra quality Bleached Irish Double 00 flfl
Damask OZlUUyd.
3-4 Napkini to match, ST.00 Dcion.
Size 2x2 yds. extra quality Irish 00 Eft
Damask Pattern Cloths. lj.l)j each
Size 2 yds. by 2X yds. Extra Quality
Fringed Plain White Lunch Cloths,
$2.00, $2.50 and $3.00 each
Size2yd3by2K yds Fine Quality Hem
stitched Plain White Lunch Cloths,
From $3.50 to $ 1 2.00 each
Our Linen Department is located on our First
Floor PLENTY OF ROOMPLENTY OF LIGHT.
)Mid:
420 - 422 - 424
r'Vfc'Vfc'
$6 Boucle Jackets,
$3.98.
This All-wool Boucle Box Coat with
ripple back, and extra larce mandolin
sleorei, worth 4i 00. For a few ilaya
only,
$3.98.
806 Seventh St. N.W.
1 924-1 926 Penna. Ave.
Absolutely Painless Dentistry.
T Is self-inflicted
torment II one
bears tn sens
of an alllnj
tooth nowadays.
Onr absolutely
painless, per
fectly barmleia
methods of Dent
is try and rea
sonable chare ea
place immediate
relief within tho
grasp of every
ono. rainiest
extraction, 50a
EVANS DENTAL PARLORS.
1217 Ppnn. Ave. N- W.
gwine kick Le lay lie cayah3 back an' eay
nuffin'. "Don' say yo' lnten's to divote de con
tints ob dc kilty to foun'in' a orphan 'sy
lum befo' yo nab possessed yo'se'f ob de
kitty nfo'sald Hit am berry po" tas
'sides presoorain' on" Divine rrovldence.
"Remembab, cull, dat yo lias'n' sot no
mluoplly on de nerve, er de munny, er de
plctur' kyardsan' nces.
"Wen er brudder hoi's t're aces hit am
er hard t'ins ter make 'im t'ink yo' has f o
"Er bluff am berry good ontll hit am
called. At tab. dat hit am not wuff so much.
"Tn er brudder In Good stan'ln calls
yo blufr, chile, don' fo' de lab o" Iiebben,
chile, don' tell 'lm he wife am a yeller gal
Show yo' kyardsor hoi' yo' wawty tonsua."
-Chicago Record.
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- 426 7th St. S?
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Stern's.
Others
May Talk
about their won
derful barrrains we let &cr-
! urea do our talkintr our
prices taiK more eloquently
Tfian anytmng- we can say.
As to qualities, you can ex
amine those yourself and
convince yourself that they
are ng-nt.
$1 Black Henrietta 79c
63c Figured Mohair, black 47c
3ac Figured Mohair, black 19c
39c Dress Flannels 25c
50c Serge, black and navy 4-lc
35c Serge, black and navy 25c
75c Silk Velyet 50c
35c Table Linen 25c
20c Red All-wool Flannel 15c
Ilk Canton Flannel.... 8c
Sc Onting 5C
Sc Gingham Apron and
Dress 5C
Sc White Goods oc
50c Table Covers 39c
35c Bureau Scarfs. ...- 25c
oc Dovlies 2c
5c Crash Sc
6c Dressmakers Cambric 4c
12jc Silesia 7c
75c Blankets 59c
98c Comforts 75c
5c Toilet Soap, 3 for.. 10c
oc Smith's Needles 3c
25c White Aprons 15c
SI.9S Dress Skirts $1.39
$1.25 Wrappers 9Sc
$5 Boucle and Beayer
Jackets $3.93
$4 Boucle and Beayer
Capes $2.93
$3 Boucle and Beayer
Capes $2-49
Wool and Merino Under
wear cheaper than anywhere
else.
904-906 7th St. N.W.
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