The Merchant of Venice, 26-28 July 1899, Image 2 of 5
Opera glasses on hire, 1s. Wear Dunn's famous hats 3/9 All one price. Largest sale in the world. 60 branches. Branch depots: 39, Fleet St.; 7 & 11b, Tottenham Court Rd. 255 Edgware Rd, 24 Westbourne Grove. Smokeless. Odourless. Safe. "Hydrosol" For burning in lamps and oil stoves. All the advantages of petroleum, none of its faults. Clean, neat, economical package designed especially for the consumer's convenience. Can be obtained from John Baker & Co., Ltd.: Harrod's Stores Ltd.; William Whiteley's ; F.A. Egleton; Balls Bros., Leverett & Frye, Ltd ; J. C. [?] : and the Civil Service Stores ; or write for particulars. Hoffman & Shoemaker 1 Dunster House, Mincing Lane, E.C. Hackney Furnishing Company's. Cheap, artistic, economical. Easy instalment system. General Terms. Which include free packing and delivery up to 300 miles. £10 worth £0 5 0 per month, £20 worth 0 10 0 per month, £30 worth 0 15 0 per month, £40 worth 1 3 6 per month, £50 worth, £1 7 6 per month, 100 worth, 2 5 0 per month, £200 worth, 5 0 0 per month, £500 worth by special arrangement. No deposit. No payment is required until the first monthly or quarterly instalment. No bill of sale. Free life insurance to the amount of the goods. In the event of death, the wife and children become the sole owners without further payment. Hackney furnishing company, Town Hall Buildings, Mare Street, Hackney, N.E. Hours 9 till 9. Thursdays close 4. Telegrams "Furniments, London." Telephone, 84, Dalston. The London Glove Company's Gloves. Single pairs at warehouse prices. Writet for new illustrated price list, 80 pages. Only addresses 85a, Cheapside, E.C. 83, New Bond St., W. London. Warehouses open from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Hinde's Hair Curlers. Eleonora Duse's photographs. Mr. Fellows Wilson, 118 New Bond Street, is the only photographer in England who has had the honour of making studies of Signora Eleonora Duse. Copies may be had at above address. Autograph portraits shortly on view. Oberammergau passion play. Programme of Arrangements send gratis. Independent or Conducted travel by every route. Gaze 142, Strand, 150, Piccadilly, 83, Queen Victoria Street, 32, Westbourne Grove, London. One to Ten Guinea return trips to the Paris exhibition. Gaze's Keystone prospectus free. Gaze's travel tickets ensure civility. Hotel coupons ensure fixed charges. Bank cheques prevent loss. Mr. George R. Sims makes a discovery. Eager for an explanation as to why a successful poet, playwright and journalist should have become an authority on the toilet, a London "Daily Mail" representative sought out Mr. Geo. R. Sims at Opposite-the-Ducks Villa, and asked him point blank if it were true that he had forsaken belief the leafy paths of light literature for the concrete road of commerce. Now, Mr. R. G. Sims, as many people know, is one of the busiest men in the kingdom, but hastily affixing his signature to a letter, he looked up and extended a characteristically cordial welcome. Then he said, "Of course, there is no truth in that: but as you have asked the question, I will explain how it is that my name has been adopted as the registered title of the Hair Restorer Company. In '86 I found that I was rapidly going bald. Not seriously, you understand, but the thinning out was sufficiently marked to set me thinking out remedy. I went to two specialists, both of whom cheerfully assured me that I should be absolutely bald in two years. "Then I discovered the preparation which has now being placed upon the market. And is known as ‘Tatcho'. That is to say, I was told something, and by careful trials and experiments I found that I had hit upon a remedy capable of working wonders. Look at my hair now. Look at the college: isn't that convincing evidence of the value of my preparation? In time, people got to know that I had discovered a restorer that had worked wonders in my own case. Then the trouble began. "Letters in thousands poured into me from men and women in every quarter of the world from all parts of the kingdom, from America, India, Africa, China, and Australia and I am firmly convinced that if [?] had reached the pole and have facilities for communication I'm I should have received a request from him before this. The work of answering the letters was enormous and as far as possible the desired information was supplied; but it became quite evident that at the rate at which the demand was increasing I should very soon need a large set of clerks to attend solely to the hair restorer department of correspondence. "In consequence, I said to myself, why should this thing go on? If the public wants my hair restorer, the public shall have it but the demand must be met in the ordinary businesslike way. Moreover, I was led to that determination by the frequent evidence of so called hair restorers Matt purported to be ‘as recommended by Mr. G. R. Sims'. Now you know if that sort of thing have been allowed to go on, 50,000 vengeful people would have been hunting for me, and at the same time proclaiming to the world that my recipe was worthless. So I resolved to place the genuine article under the name of ‘Tatcho' which is the Romany word for ‘genuine' within reach of all, and with the assistance of a number of gentlemen possessing the necessary commercial facilities, that has been accomplished. "Ladies confirm my good opinion of it as a dressing for daily use. Mrs. Brown Potter whose beautiful hair is the admiration of the entire Lady world, writes that she uses nothing but ‘Tatcho'. There is nothing to prevent every woman from making her hair silken in texture and bountiful in volume, for she can obtain a bottle of ‘Tatcho' now in every town, or even village. That is all I can tell you about it: and now, if you like, I will show you some bulldogs." A 2s. 9d bottle of "Tatcho" will be mailed, post free, in plain wrapper, on receipt of P.O. 2s 11d. by the Geo. R. Sims Company St. Great Queen Street, W.C.
Opera glasses on hire 1s. Peter Roy & Co's old club scotch whiskies at the bars of this Theatre. Reduced fac-similie of label. Future arrangements. Waterloo. Corporal Gregory Brewster – Henry Irving. The Merchant of Venice – Shylock Portia – Henry Irving Miss Ellen Terry. Nance Oldfield Mrs. Anne Oldfield – Miss Ellen Terry. The Lyons Mail Joseph Lesurques Dubose – Henry Irving. Robespierre. Maximilien Robespierre – Henry Irving. Thursday Matinee, July 26th – The Merchant of Venice. Thursday evening, July 26th – Waterloo and Lyons Mail. Friday evening, July 27th – The Merchant of Venice. Saturday evening, July 28th – Robespierre, Act III. Nance Oldfield. Waterloo. The Merchant of Venice, Act IV. There will be no afternoon performance on Saturday, July 28th.
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