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If you have a friend of whose taste
you are quite certain and you know
that that taste includes posters of the
best kind, there is only one Christmas
pr< s< nt for you to give him, tind that is
"An Alphabet," In* Mr. William Nichol
son, and according to the size of your
purse you will select the popular, li
brary or edition de luxe; they range in
price from $1.50 to ? .;">. but tho cheapest
of them contains art qualities quite
out «.f j roportion to the cost of th.
highest. We do net doubt for a minute
that children would enjoy this alpha
bet—the simplicity, directness and force
of the pictures would be appreciated by
a child critic more exactly than by
many <>f his elders — hut this .alpha
bet is distinctly intended for the art
world. Mr. Nicholson's portrait of the
queen so widened the circle <.f his ad
n irers that a great demand has arisen
for his color prints, and it is something
to find twenty-six of his spirited de
signs in on< book. Following the- meth
od of the old-fashioned alphabet book,
Mr. N.chO-Son has illustrated every l< t
ter with a full-page drawing. His
method is original, ar.d yet suggests
both Japanese block printing and the
old Dutch prints; in simple tl.it masses
of black and one or two colors mosl
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remarkable effects are obtained with
apparent ease. It would be difficult to
Imagine anything more simple, and at
the same time more stunning ln char
acter and composition than "I_ is for
T.ady;" and that ieadsus onto the "Gen
tle-man," the "Flower Girl," the "Rob
ber," the "Trumpeter," and the "Ur
chin." all so fascinating that we are
tempted to describe them individually
and to record our appreciation of the
other twenty as well. It Is a collec
tion that It is better to see. however,
than to hear about, so we merely drop
a suggestion to our readers that are
("An Alphabet," twenty-six color prints, by
William Nicholson. It. H. Russell, New York.
Tbe many devot.es of "Quo Vadis"
will find their hearts satisfied with the
splendid gift edition that its publish
ers, Messrs. Little, Brown & Co., have
prepared to meet the demand of the
holiday book buyer. It Is in two large
vo!umes,"gleamlng in purple and go.d,"
and is printed in new type on rich,
heavy paper — certainly the letterpress
Is all that can be desired. The numer
ous illustrations Include twenty-four
photogravure plates from pictures by
Howard Pyle, Evert Van Muyden and
Edmund H. Garrett, a new portrait of
Sienkiewicz and reproductions of clas
sic sculpture, besides maps and plans
Gift Books. «•V4D,S
--' By Henryk Sienkiewicz.
lorhFdoohe, the sensat,on of the day -
By Blackmore. We nearly exhausted two ship
~- , x -v- x _. , • ments Saturday, but 200 copies are
2d sets of this famous book in due Monday morning. All A A
wo large Bvo volumes, beautifully you want of either U-ans- KQf*
bound; 40 monoffraviu-c iLustra- f , QJJ^
lions: usual price, S.. 00; rr__ A AP ' •**••• wmt mm
nil you want while they \ I Uft Postage 12 cents extra.
last at. per set UIIUV /
Mail orders promptly filled.'
Beautiful Holiday Edition, iv two
volumes, with 32 full-page photo- .V% c are ih °\ vill _: a handsome
fjravures and half-tone illustra- I c °
tions; usually sold for Aft rt P
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Jf X omt Stationery Novelties,
Bower* of Beauty, p ray e r Books
Containing the handsomest display of and Hymnals
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showing the character of Roman dwell
The popularity of the novel, combined
wiih the elaborate character of the
new edition, will Insure it a very large
("Quo Va_is," by Henryk Sienkiewicz. Lit
tle, Brown & Co., Boston. $6.00..
"Let Us Follow Him" is a small
volume connected by closer ties than
those of common authorship with "Quo
Vadis." Indeed, it is said that the
writing of the lesser work suggested
to its author the idea of the greater,
and for this reason the little book will
be of interest to the admirers of
"Quo Vadis" on other grounds than its
own merits. The story .is of a Roman
patrician, whose expatriated wander
ings led him and his dying wife to Jeru
salem on the eve of the crucifixion.
("Let Us Follow .lim." by Henryk Sienkie
wicz. Litt'.e, Brcwn & Co., Boston. Jl.OOj
Among the new editions of popular
books is the "Adventures of Mr. Ver
dant Green, an Oxford Freshman," a
hook that, in its day— and it has had
a long one — has delighted many a boy
and his father with its broad, rollicking
humor, quaint, diffuse style, and clever,
scrawly drawings— drawings that at
every line recali other illustrations of a
half century ago. now lost to sight.
This new edition of an old-time favoiite
rOLO AT FORT SXELXIXG.
is worthy of the holiday season; It
contains nearly 200 of the author's own
illustrations and is printed and bound
i;i a manner both substantial and ar
("The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green,"
by Cuthbert Bede. Little, Brown & Co.,
Boston. $1.50 )
A book for small girls Is "Ten Little
Comedies" by Gertrude Smith. These
stories are the records of the troubles
of "ten little girls whose tears were
turned into smiles," and read so much
like the remembered tragedies of
childhood that one is not surprised at
the assurance that "the author has bas
ed her stories on actual occurrences, and
has put Into story fashion what seemed
to ten little girls the greatest troubles
of their childhood." Sad enough are
they, from a child's point of view, to
be called "little tragedies," but their
happy endings quite Justify the name
their author has given them.
("Ten Little Comedies," by Gertrude Smith.
Little, Brown & Co., Boston. $1.25.)
A reprint of the "Cruikshank Fairy
Book" is a matter of as much impor
tance to the elders as to the little folk
themselves, and many parents, we
fancy, will Include it in their gifts to
their children for the pleasure of look
ing it over themselves and seeing again
the pictures upon which many of them
were brought up. As the old friends
of the edition of the sixties will re-
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1897.
member, the fairy book consists of the
stories of "Puss in Boots." "Jack and
the Beanstalk," "Hop-o'-My-Thumb"
and "Cinderella," recounted by George
Cruikshank with a few changes from
the old versions that he considers desir
able. The tales are Illustrated with
forty of Mr. Cruikshank's quaint, in
imitable drawings. Over thirty years
from the time of the controversy, it is
very amusing to read Mr. Cruikshank's
denunciation of Mr. Charles Dickens
for his criticism of . the illustrator's
versions of the old fairy stories. This
paper, as well as "An Address to Lit
tle Boys and Girls." and one "To the
IPublic." is appended to the present
edition. The Putnams have already
done a great deal for the world's fairy
lore, and this volume is quite along
the line of their former successes.
("The Cruikshank Fairy Book," by George
Cruikshank, with forty illustrations. G. P.
Putnam's Son's, New York. ?2.00. For sale
by the St. Paul Book and Stationery company.)
A gorgeous presentation edition of
"Hamlet" has just been Issued by
Raphael Tuck & Sons. Its heavy paper,
wide margins and numerous illustra
tions make of the play a good-sized and
very decorative volume. Mr. Harold
Copping is the illusttator.and the draw
ings are in pen and ink, chalk and
color. The pictures are better than
these that usually are supposed to illus
trate Shakespeaie; the chalk draw
ings especially are quite forcefui and
effective. The full page illustrations
are in color, and there are about twelve
of them; the chalks and pen and ink
sketches are too numerous to count. To
those that like to have their Shakes
peare illustrated, the volume will rec
ommend itse-lf hy its elegance, color
("Hamlet, Prince of Denmark," by William
—Photo by Haas Bros.
Shakespeare. Illustrated by Harold Cop
ping. Raphael Tuck & Sons, New York.)
From Raphael Tuck & Sons comes
also a large assortment of calendars
and Christmas cards. They are di
verse enough to suit almost any taste
from nursery to .business office, and
are gay and festive in color and design.
Among the ingenuous calendars for lit
tle people are the Cockatoo and May
flower designs, and the flower calen
dars are many and bright. The cards
abound in little figures of olden times
and the usual landscapes and flowers.
(Calendars and cards from Raphael Tuck
& Sons, New York and London.)
An elaborate gift book of the year
Is Mr. Rufus Fairchild Zogba urn's "All
Hands." As Its name suggests It has
to do with the men "that go down to
the sea in ships," and it is in reality
a huge and very elegant picture book
of life on board a United States war
ship. Six double-page and thirty-sev
en full-page drawings and many small
er sketches comprise, with a short but
comprehensive preface, the entire vol
ume, but the pictures are of the kind
that speak for themselves and one has
only to turn the leaves to see much
that is new and edifying in the life of
Jack. His washdays, boat races, fire
remarkable neatness and ship-shape
ness of everything connected with his
drill and hazards of many kinds are
made plain to us, together with the
floating fortress home. The volume is
both instructive and entertaining, and
deserves a high place among the im
portant holiday publications.
("All Hands," by Mr. Rufus Fairchild
Zogbaum. Harper & Bros, New York. $5.00.
For sale by the St. Paul Book and Station
Mr. James Barnes' contribution to
the season's juvenile fiction is a group
of stories aptly called "Yankee Ships
and Yankee Sailors." There are four
teen of these "Tales of 1S12" and none
of them are lacking in the qualities
that endear a sea yarn to a boy's heart,
and at the same time the history and
tradition of this time of the building
of our navy are adhered to so closely
that the stories cannot fail to teach
matters of importance to the young
reader in a way that will not offend
his leisure with a too apparent con
nection with school books.
Hardship and heroism, past injustice
and heroic defense of national and
personal rights are subjects that ap
peal not in vain to the young Ameri
can, and if, to an older critic, most of
the tales are lacking ln humor, the
readers for whom they are intended
will hardly miss it, especially as they
will find it In plenty and of the kind
they enjoy ln "The Men Behind the
Times," the story of the American
whaling vessel that returned after a
I three years' voyage in ignorance of the
declaration of war and received its
first information from the attacking
crew of a becalmed English man-of^
war. The whaler arrived in port with
an English officer and twelve men,
prisoners of war.
("Yankee Ships pnd Yankee Sailors." by
James Barnes. The Macmillan Company,
New York. $1.50. For sale by the St. Paul
Book and Stationery company.)
"The Lover's Shakespeare" needs but
little description— its name speaks for
it. "Lovers are given to poetry" quotes
the compi.cr from "As You Like It,"
and, taking advantage of this truism,
she has compiled a book for their use.
Being clever— in the New England
sense of the word— she has provided
for those who are not lovers, as well,
and for those who are not lovers, and
yet would like to be, and for those
who have once been lovers and would
like to be again. Indeed, she showers
her Shakespearean quotations on the
lover and the cynic alike, and provides
them, without prejudice, with a tower
of strength for their positions and po
etic expression for their feelings.
Shakespeare has been searched with
diligence and sifted with care, and not
many lines overlooked could add
piquancy to the book. Many of them,
apart from the context always asso
ciated with them, are as novel as
though we had never met them be
fore. The arrangement of the book is
extremely clever, and, for a thing of
Its kind, it would be hard to better it.
("The Lover's Shakespeare," compiled by
Chloe Blakeman Jones. A. C. McClurg &
Co., Chicago. $1.25. For sale by the St.
Paul Book and Stationery company.)
The Pall Mall for December Is one of the
most satisfying of the Christmas magazines.
Some black and white work in lt is a dis
tinct improvement on the usual illustration
of English monthlies, and it also contains re
productions of water colors that are so much
in advance of any. color printing that has
been attempted by our own magazines that
these prints should! spur us on to better
things ln this important direction. These
color prints illustrate an article on "The
Queen of Cities," and we regret that we have
been unable to decipher the signature of the
During the coining $*e ar a series of articles
will appear ln Scribnfer's on "Bits of Europe
in America." jVVe -$opy from the pros
pectus a note jy.-I.lc_t* we believe will be of
interest to our feaderfi, as one of the authors
was a former re_ident ! of this city:
"Very few neople know how completely
European are Certain* spots in this country.
We generally think of the foreigners coming
to these shores as becoming Americanized as
rapidly as possible. But there are a num
ber of settlements of Europeans who are ln
this country, but not of it, who live very
much as they -'did at home, with all their
characteristic manners and customs.
"The three most typical of these have been
studied by three women for the magazine, as
follows: 'The Amana Society; or the Com
munity of True Inspiration,' by Octave
Thanet; 'The Swedish Colonies in Minne
sota,' by Cornelia A.wood Pratt; 'Iceland
in Dakota,' by Elia W. Peattie. They are to
be illustrated with drawings by Henry Mc-
Carter and others from photographs taken
under the supervision of the authors."
In a handsome cover, designed by Max
field Parrish, the Christmas number of Har
per's Weekly, published on Dec. 15, will pre
sent a very remarkable array of literature
and pictorial talent, filling thirty-six pages.
The popular artist F. S. Church will supply
a double-page picture entitled "A Christ
mas Welsh Rabbit." An important feature
will be a story written and illustrated in
color by Howard Pyle, called "How the
Devil Came to New Hope." "Brotherhood of
Three" is the title of a short story to be
contributed by Mary E. Wilkins. with illus
trations by W. T. Smedley. Other features
will be: "Through the Bad Bend," by John
Fox Jr., and "The Exorcism That Failed,"
by John Kendrick Bangs, respectively illus
trated by W. A. Rogers and Peter Newell.
There will be full-page illustrations by E. P.
Upjohn and Frederic Remington, and A. I.
Keller will illusrate a Christmas hymn.
The price of this "double number" will be
The Hon. Frederic C. Penfield, late United
Startling BiGyde Costume
SARAH GRAND THOUGHT IT OUT
AFTER STUDYING ROSALIND
IN "AS YOU LIKE IT."
HOW IT LOOKSON MME. GRAND
OF WHITE FUR, WITH CLOAK AXD
KNICKERS, FOLLOWING CLOSE
LY THE SHAKESPEAREAN.
CALLS IT -CHRISTMAS COSTUME.
VERY PRETTY ON SLENDER "WOM
EN, HUT SOME HAD BETTER
FIGHT SHY OF IT.
IT'S SURE TO COME TO AMERICA.
Women Awheel Wearing the Sarah
Grand Rosalind Dress Will Cause
a Sensation in tbe Streets.
Special to the Globe.
LONDON, Dec. 11.— By a judicious
combination of ideas based on Shake
speare and common sense, Mme. Sarah
Grand, the world-famous authoress of
"The Heavenly Twins," has evolved a
bicycle costume for women that is a
startler. And, as Mme. Grand's ad
mirers point out, the subject of the
correct bicycle costume for women has
been for so long a favorite one with
cranks and reformers of all classes
that it is not an every-day occurrence
for anything startling to be success
fully launched on the troubled sea of
woman's apparel. To the novelty of
the costume Mme. Sarah Grand has
added the novelty of a name. She
calls her new bicycle dress for women
her "Christmas bicycle costume," and
considers that In devising it she has
given additional cause for rejoicing
among women during the coming holi
To begin to explain Mme. Grand's
costume It is necessary to take the
Rosalind of act 2 in "As You Like it,"
and, using her as a lay figure for the
explanation, .to build the Mme. Grand
States diplomatic agent and consul general
in Egypt, furnishes in the December number
of the North American Review a carefully
prepared article on "England's Absorption
of Egypt" It is in every respect a clear,
comprehensive, authoritative view — from an
American standpoint — of what England has
done to lift the land of the Pharaohs from
the slough of despond to the heights of
The Critic never published a more success
ful series of articles than that which ap
peared, some twelve years ago, under the
general title of "Authors at Home." Lowell,
Hqlmos, Whittier, Whitman, Mrs. Stowe,
Aldrich Strdman, Stoddard, Burroughs, etc.,
were included ln it, and the fifteen paper 9
made a very interesting book, when collected
and reissued, with the approval of the au
thors, after their publication in the Critic.
A second series of "Authors at Home" has
now been planned, to include the writers
who have become conspicuous since the first
one was prepared. Among the earliest ot
these articles to appear in the Critic will be
personal sketches of Dr. Weir Mitchell, Mr.
Marion Crawford, Mr. Richard Harding Da
vis, Dr. Charle** Conrad Abbott and Dr. W.
J. Rolfe. New portraits will accompany
Harper's Bazar for Dec. _ contains a colored
supplement showing a very handsome calling
gown. Within *he means of a greater num
ber of people, however, is the full line of
hou-.e and tea -gowns, of which cut paper
patterns may be secured. There is also a
page on boys' clothing, as well as letters on
Paris and New York fashions. Mrs. Poult
ney Bigelow contributes an article on the
"Social Side of London," Marion Harland a
paper on the birthplace of Burns, and current
topics are discussed in the column oa
Ou Onr Book Table.
From the St. Paul Book and Stationery
Houghton, Mifflin & Co.— "Evangeline."
holiday edition with illustrations by Violet
Oakley and Jessie Willcox Smith, $2.50; "The
Critical Period of American History," by
John Fisk, holiday edition, illustrated. $1.
Dodd, Mead & Co.— "Victorian Literature,"
by Clement K. Shorter. $1.50.
F. Tennyson Neely — "The Shackles of Fate,"
by Max Nordau, 50 cents: "Warrior Gap,"
by Capt. Charles King. $1.25
D. Appleton & Co.— "The Freedom of Henry
Meredyth," Dy Hamilton; * Town and Coun
try Library," 50 cents.
From the publishers:
Way & Williams— "Afloat On the Ohio," by
Reuben Gold Thwaites, $1.50.
The Reform Bureau, Washington, D. C—
"Lectures on Social Progress," by Rev. Wil
bur F. Crafts.
Charles W. Jerome— "The Temptation."
costume around her. Mme. Grand is
an enthusiastic admirer of Shakespeare,
and the more she studied the free and
easy grace of Rosalind of the russet
doublet and hose, the more she became
convinced that had bicycles been in use
during the Shakespearean era, the
doublet and hose would have been the
costume that level-headed women
would have adopted. It was even an im
provement on the male bicycling cos
tume, argued Mme. Grand, for even the
emancipated man who discarded his
voluminous trousers for wide knee
breeches and stockings when he mount
ed the fascinating wheel, occasionally
complained that the revolving spokes
caught in the "knldker" cloth and made
trouble. But the hose of Rosalind
would prevent even the possibility of
a spill from the wardrobe and the
wheel becoming on terms of too close
Intimacy during a ride.
So Mme. Grand proceeded to think
out her Rosalind bicycle costume, dis
carding one by one the nineteenth cen
tury articles of dress that fettered the
sex when awheeling.
"No waist for me," said Mme. Grand,
at the beginning of her studies, "a
waist on a cycle is absurd. I can never
bear to ride in anything tight, espe
cially corsets, and I like to feel free
And away went the corsets and ___ter
them the waist, then the skirt and
the bloomers, until Rosalind, the lay
figure, was deprived of everything
that pertained to modern costuming
and stood ready to be habilitated in
the Shakespearian reform dress that
Madame Grand had in mind. The
creation that is the outcome of her
efforts is declared by all who have
seen It, set off on the famous novel
ist's graceful figure, to be a great
success. It combines the rare qualities
of prettiness and comfort, "and it sure
to find its way to America, where such
a combination in qualities in women's
co-tume is fully appreciated and eag
The costume Is made for winter
wear, although It can be fashioned
readily enough into a_n attractive sum
mer rig for the athletic girl. It is
made ot white fur and follows the
Rosalind idea very closely. Over the
shoulder is thrown the natty cloak
of the Rosalind era, which can be
discarded at the option of the bicy
clist, but certainly adds to the smart
ness of the wearer's appearance. The
hose and doublet are modified into
tight-fitting knickerbockers of white
fur, and .on a slender woman look
extremely well. The accompanying
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illustration showing Madame Grand
clad in the costume she bas evelved
gives a good idea of how the novel
bicycle dress will look on women of
attractive build. Of course the way
the costume will look depends alto
gether on the figure and general ap
pearance of the wearer. It Isn't every
one who makes a good looking Rosa
lind, and some women do well to cling
to the skirt or the bloomers for the
sake of the disguise they afford. A
well-formed woman, however, will
have in the new Sarah Grand costume
a dress that will make her free from
restraining drapery, and of attract
ive appearance when awheel.
It remains to be seen how many
women will have the courage to in
dorse Sarah Grand's idea by adopting
it. It is such a startlingly long step,
even from the bloomer costume, that
most women will probably be a little
shy about appearing in public until
bolder spirits have taken the rough
edge off the sensation such a costume
will cause. Rosalind on the stage is
one thing. Rosalind on a bicycle In
Hyde park oi Central park is another,
although the distinction is a fine one
when simmered down.
Madame Grand does not believe that
she is entitled to be roughly criticized
on saccount of her new costume.
"Nothing is unfeminine for a worn,
an," she said when asked about this
point, "unless she chooses to make
lt so. I think we are beginning to
show nowadays that we can do many
things which used to be thought 'un
femenine,' and yet be womanly, never
theless. Bicycling is one of them, and
the wearing of a rational bicycle cos
tume goes with it. The skirt is evl
denly not the thing. I have had two
bad accidents from mine catching, and
lt is made by an excellent tailor. This
is what led me to devote a good deal
of thought to the subject, and made
me come- to the conclusion that nn
easy and pretty costume might be
modeled frcm Rosalind's dress."
The women of America can judgf.
for themselves a nd criticize lip au
thoress of "The Heavenly Twins," as
they consider she deservi s. She as
sumes the entire responsibility for the
Rosalind bicycle costume, and. being
accustomed to criticism, is disposed
to regard philosophically the abuse ...
those who treat her original Ideas Ir
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VICTIM TO ms LOVE POR POKER.
VlrKlnla Legislator Admits Receiv
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Richmond, Va., Dec 11.— Col. Ja
AY. Stubbs. the grand commander of
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ans, who is under investigation for hav
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Womack, agent of the American Book
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genuine. He said when he went to
Birmingham, Ala., in 1894 to attend a
reunion of Confederate Veterans he
roomed with Womack, and they played
poker. As the result Womack became
Indebted to him in the sum 'if $250 for
which the checks were given.
Womack In his testimony said he
gave Stubbs only $50 in payment of a
gambling debt, and $200 was for bor
Col. Stubbs Is nearly sixty years old,
and besides being the -.rand command
er of the Confederate Veterans' Grand
Camp, in Virginia, is a member of the
Veterans' History committee. He has
been a member of the legislature since
1869, and is one of its greatest poker
The committee which Investigate I
case will make its report tomorrow,
which no doubt will be that ''01. Stubbs
will be expelled from the commander
ship and from the history committee.
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