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. . THE SUN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1800. .
wrlUrt who wields a mora ennstlo od brilliant pen than Mr. Zangwlll, when doing hli best. In -Without Prejodlco" the Ctnturv Com pnr publish a rerlned tettotlon from his work that has anptarod during the last four or flva years In lhn Pall Mall ttaaatUie. Under the head of "Gottli" and Fantatlei " U grouped a number of clircri itnd humorous essays In wliloh beslylr poVes lun it many a conventionality deartotho heart of the ATerage Briton, while "Here. There, and Somewhere Else" Is the tltlo of n terles of sketches of travel In which lie look! at many things from a novel point of view. A good example of hl method Is shown in a brief essay on " The Small IJoy." "A plairneon both jour llonsi-e of Par liament ! The real ruler of Knglnnd Is the email boy of thestreetsl Kxlstlng for the greater confusion of thoologlnns, tho email boy looms lares to the man of Intlght as tho truo conservator of custom the one eftlcleut Cutlns morum. llo It Is who regulates tho length to which wo may go In eccentricity, and, abovs all. In hair. Ho lu par ticular to a shade about clothes. One wonders how he acquired It. As the Interpreter of tho conventions, ho Is of a cast-iron rigidity, for la he not a child of Mrs. Orundy his mother's own boy? Ho Is the scavenger of manners as tho Constanti nople street dog Is of gutters; a natural police ties mo'urs on duly at tnory street corner, alert to check every outbreak of In dividuality. Do ladles nsplro to rido bicycles? Or wear bloomers? Truro Is tho small boy to face. It Is a question for him. Conciliate him and you may laugh at the pragmatic Ily taking up certain songs ho 'makes' tho cation's ballads, and every ono knows what that means. Let me train a nation's small bors, I care not who makes Its laws. O. small boy, true sovereign of England, I take off my bat to thro I to show thee the maker's name In the lining, and satisfy thy anxious Inquiries as to whero I got It." Mr. Chester Bailey Fernald has, under the till of "Tho Cat and the Cherub and Other Btorles" (Century Company), written somo very entertaining tales, most of whioh deal with life In the Clilnoso quarter of Sau Francisco. In theso tho author Booms to be thoroughly at home, and In hlssympathetlo understanding and dcllnlatlon of child life he is particularly happy. Ills re. production of the mixture of dialect and "pidgin" Knglish spoken by the San Francisco Chinese ts not only Intelligible, but natural, Thero aro aUo a number of sketches of New Kngland life and character thatare well written ana Interesting. " Gold Stories of '40," by a Cnlifornlan (Copo land and Day), ts a simple and unambitious attempt to put Into the form of blank verse a number of tales of those exciting times when California drew Immigrants from all over tho world. The description of tho Journeying of the travellers from the East, across the plains aud mountains, and their adventures by tho war Is very readable : These were trie tales or msav a rainy ere. And oft repeated la tbo summer, wbsn Tb moonlight road the Taller bright as day. Told by the pastor, once a pioneer. In " Scrlbner's Popular History of the United States" by William Cullen Bryant, Sidney Howard Gay, and Noah Brooks, there Is now published In completed form tho work originally begun twenty-six years ago. Under the leader shlpand sunervislonof Mr. Bryant, Mr. Uay was selected to undertake the actual writing of the book, and he, with several assistant, carried on the work to the completion of tho original scheme. It having become evident that the quarter century Immediately following the war Is to rank as perhaps tho most momentous is our national history, the publishers decided to Intrust the remaking of the present work beyond tho chapters which treat of the beginning of the war to Mr. Noah Brooks, and It has now been brought down to within a year or two of the actual present. The compute work contains ever 1,000 illustrations, nmnng which are represented the work of prac tically cery one of our well-known Illustrators if tho lust twenty year?. English Society Sketched by George Da Msurler" (Harper & Brothers), is a volume ' which it will always be a delight to have In tho hnuse. In It a searching observer of many phaes of humanity, charming In his wit and without the blemish of malice, presents with lils pencil as much of his' social philosophy as he could glrc with his pen In a hundred novels. In spite of its title and origin, a collection of Mr. DuMaurler's sketcnes covers any society: and In looking1 it oer one is only too content that the artlu chose to exploit a society which atrords the beauty knd elevnnco of the Du Maurlt-r t)ie. The volume also contains a criticism of Du Maurler by Mr. V. D. Howells. Part XI. of " Biullographlca" Ins Just been Issued bj Mcssr. Clisrles fccrlbner's tons, the Importers. It i devoted to "Callgraphv lu the Middle Age." to tho "Thomason Collection of Civil War Tracts," to "English Armorial Jiook Stamps" to ' Private Printing in France During the Fifteenth Century." to Koger Payne, and to Richard Tottel. It Is printed In the same sumptuous style with the previous parts. "Through the Dolomites" (Scribnurs) Is a neatly printed guide book of -'-'() duodecimo pages, describing a section of the Tyrol, which lias of late become u great favorlto with pleas ure travellers. An appendix contains railway nnd diligence tlmo tables, carriage fares for excursions, helzhts of mountains, and a list of trustworthy guides for mountain expeditions. Forty-two full-page phutogravuro Illustrations of pluces and scenery accompany the text. We have also received: "My Lady Nicotine" and "Margaret Ogllvy." I. M. Barrle. (Scribners.) "Walks In Florence nnd Its Environs." Susan and Joanna Horner. Now and enlarged edition. 2 vols. (Imported by Messrs. Scribners.) " Joint Me'.alllsm." Anson Phelps Stokes. 0th edition. (Putnams.) "Nan nt Camp Chlcopee; or. Nan's Summer with tho Boys." Myra lawyer Humllu. (Hub erts Bros.) "ICarlne A Story of Swedish Love." trans lated from the German of Wllhelm Jensen by Emma A. Endlich (A. C. McClurg & Co.). "Frldtlof Nansen-1801-isa3." W. C. BrOg ger and Nordahl Rolfsen, translated by Wil liam Archer (Longmans), "Lose In the Backwoods," Langdon Elwyn Mitchell, (Harpers). "Sir James Y. Simpson," Eve Blantyre Simp son. "Klchurd Cameron," John Herkloss. (Famous Scots Series (Imported by Messrs. Jicribneri). "Class-ltoam Conversations In French," Vio ' tor BCtls and Howard Swan (Imported by I Messrs. Scribners). I 9r. ConatT Cencrnttltateil by Illenap 1 Ueaar, WoncrSTgn, Dec. 18. The Rev. Dr. Conaty, the newly appointed rector of the Catholic Uni versity at Washington, has received the follow ing cablegram despatch from his predecessor. Bishop Keane: FAnn, Dec, IT. Tn Vtry Rev. Thaman J. Connti. IK r . ii'urveiter: Hearty congratulations; good nlsliss. J oils J. KrA'.B Dr. Connty authorizes the stntenient that tils Inkiiillatlon and reception o rector of tli mil it'rlty will take placu ul Washlugtun on Tues day, Jan, 10, Admiral Porter OrandUiinslifr (a Christ en tlte Anmwioll. Annapomr, Md Dec. 18.- Mayor Thomas has been notified officially by the Nuvy Depart ment that a gunboat, to he luunohed at the Lewis Nixon works, Ellzabethport, N, J., on Dec 2.) has been named In honor of Annapolis. In response to Secretary Herbert's suggestion that the city authorities select enmo one to christen the vessvl, the City Council last night drotiled to select Mls Georgia Porter, daughter of Lieut. Theodorle Porter, U. S, N aud granil 1 duughlor of tbe late Admiral Porter, lfu,' jgufclications. FOR FINE ENCLISH BOOKS ScO TO THE IMPORTER, H.5 I W. HACEMANN, 160 FIFTH 3 I AVE., THE MOHAWKS I B U I L DING, N. Y. 1 M 111 r-r-ri ilrnwurwrmTS mil mm I pta guWcntlcmg. THIRD EDITION READY TO-MORROW. Songs of Childhood. The Field-de Kovcn Song Book. Verses by Eugene Field. Music by Reginald de Koven and others. Large 8vo. $2.00. Tim N. r. TIIIBUNE. "Tho exquisite sentiment of tho poet's rerses for children hns met too wldo appre ciation nnd Increased Ids fnma too greatly to demand comment. ItecluuUl da Koveu has composed tho music for about halt tho BonRs, nnd tho rest has beon written by Arthur Footo, Gtirrlt Smith, Clayton Johns, V. AV. Gilchrist, nnd othors. Tho volumo Is a quarto with pnlo preen and Unlit gray cover beautifully decorated and with red stamp." Tim Chicago interior. !' Containing an oven scoro of Eugeno Field's tcudcrest, sweotest, nnd most popu lar songs of childhood, each set to music Somo of tho music Is by Reginald do Koven and thero iro representations from tho work of eight other composer. It is a charming -publication and ono that will appeal to old heads aud hearts quito equally with young ones." TIIK BOSTON BEACON. " Twenty of Field's most delightful poems havo been chosen for this volume. Tho music in every instance Is of a really high order of merit. The decorative borders by Margaret Armstrong nre sincere nnd nt tractlvo In conception and technlquo; nnd tho cover Is designed with exquisite tiisto nnd quite poetical feeling." Hold by nil bookaellera.or Rent, post.pald.br CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, I53-I57 Fifth Avenue. New York. MADISON AVE. nRBmsBBiBai h STREETg ..-1 crest many people Secm very much surprise '1 hat my prices On Christmas books. .Vevr and detlrsbte, a endless variety, &boull bo so extremely low, Zowcsa you do tt r Jloro than one customer hss asked. .Every talo mule at theso prices JVourtihes tho business of tho future. Xhst Is vthy 1 am underselling all compstr.o-s. Gibson's Tlcturcs or People 5.00 8 07 Dermics' Home 4.00 H "5 Picturesque England 7.30 8 07 Dumss's Celebrated Crlmev CO 8.43 Barrle's Sentimental Tommy 1.D0 1.03 SIacI.aren-ii K"e Carnegie 1.60 .OS Uenty'lAt lirl 1.6 .S l r-isdJy 1.60 .(H ( . the Dauntless 1.60 .'JJ 1 . id DyLo i dnzen others 1.50 .no Century Bntw if Famous Americans.. .....1.60 .OS Msrehlni I'.j for Uitle Children l.tt .03 Attic rhlloa.ip ,er, Ep'cletus Love 1'ouniA. l.tnil'. Essays an! 50 others .3 Sweetln art Travellers ISO 1.09 Postus-e extra on out of town orders. OI'ES EVENINMS Tel i hone 013-70th St. EDWIN WT DAYTON, uooksf:. .i:n and stationer. Oil MADISON AV. (59th 8-.) VAAAJ.MVAAiAAAiaAlf 5 SOW READY. How to Listen jl to Music. Hints and Suggestions to Untaught Loitrt of thi Art. By IIEN'HY n. KIIBHBICL. !; JlUmtrateJ, 12mo. ft.SB net. ! ' TIIK N. Y. TKIIlU.i:i ' ! "It takes the uninitiated auditor, rich In tho poo-e-,1011 of a 'musical f Itt'inpcranu'iit,' dowuretl with emo- i' tiotuil senslth ent"s,l)iit uninstructed i ', In tin' iimny l.iwh of theart helovcs, , ami pcrsiiahhuly makes those laws . part of h.s nature, renders it initios- hihle for him eer to hear music , iicalu without an instinttlvo con- i' MjiouMiess of the reiihous which all i mutii' tins fur helii. '1 he work Is C (lellglitfiilly hronil in style, roe.iliiiK J tlieciitliolic tantc iiuil tliedisciL'tion , wlili h iirn us essential us n good ear f 'i to the critic's ullkis It has hcen r 1 1 print m1 in ii peculiarly artistic man- i', j lier ill li"ui!lfiil type. 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The bamboo UdUr n of couriP, in Jpin, and thn narrative of a tour thrower, the nioit tmrtortant and Interrttintr Motion, the IIand or DU NIppan, la told In a thoroughly charmlnx man nr,tht author's itrlti balnn a rare combination of inaicullna TUorand remtnlnn tltlloapy, Tha Kmplra of Japan h Innv tirn an object ot InUreit to the Wetrrn world, and tnU wtll nerv to throw a clearer llftht on the delUhtrul cutomi if the irrat common people, th art and Iniuttrlat or the empire, and the beautiful and toiichlnff wenhlp ef ancetton. With out extraneous nlsrrmton or mtrdememe Bennnal reflections, the autnor hai ilmpljr and Impartially re lated what the taw and did AunDff thecourte of hrr tour, and her luold style rarrlvi tne reader along with neraltnontai If lnnerien. Those who are Interested In Japanese art will nod brief descriptions of the manufacture of pottery, damaicene. elolsonne, and lacquer. The Illustrations, wkleh are profuse and spirited, aid icreatly la profluelni a clear conception of Japanese classes, architecture, aud oustoms. The Feasts of Autolycus. Edited by ELtZAnKTn IlOUtSlNH X!V. NELL. 12mo, clotb, gilt top, $1.35. "Tho Yolume Is n true brilliant, of creat entice ment, an 1 nun to be read through If once begun." Uostnn courier. rim teastnof Autolyru' should become a house hold manual." N, Y. Journal. "It mattes one hunury to read of the rood things that Mrs. IVunell here describes with so much test." PnltAdelphlaCall. "Hie i tools U simply perfeot of Its kind." Doston Trnler. "The work Is most charmlncly written, and Us sub Cf itlotis are most valuable to tliosn who appreciate tho worst or th chef d i cuisine." ?an Francisco Call. "lit our opinion. Mrs Penned has produced a book that will lake U place among the raw clatstcs of Its kind beforo many months hare passed." N V. Critic, Napoleon, Lover and Husband. Br fuewehic juamson. Trannlatort by J. M. Howell. Illustrated. 8vo, cloth, uilt top, $t.U0. Trederlo Maon rereats the lorar side of Napoleon In iheftopsOfl, from tho precocious youth nf la years. wtttn wan(lnns one nljtht In tho RAMn nf thu 1'alAH llo) m he fell In witn an unhfippy ltreton wo man. to tie day he dies at ht. Hrlwiia. hnre Miss KlUaLelh Halrombe piled her riMe The book is h.it might be tailed a rtelatlnn. " for. though mnity of tho names nnd eplsole treated hae been vjinuety tonehel nfnre. the present author hi huttrfd his (Statements by douni utii nhloh a cnurt or law would bo compelled to pronounce unlmpe chabl. And. In deed, without doiuniriiis, the Napo eon presented In rderlc Mauon s nlunit, "Napoleon. Lover and Husband." wou'd be liardlr rredlnlr. for. If there Is one Rallency In Napuleon's character that stands nut bevotid ail other lu the recorded antlon of hU lire, tt Is hie dnermlued hostility to femlntna Interrerencoln affairs or State, or even affairs of tbe family Unsroi has written the heart htitory of the man, and therle a fstoiDSt.on about the story which enthralls the reader. The Shield of the Fleur-de-Lis. A Story of the Days of Joan of Arc Ily CONSTANCE QODOAUU DUBOIS Illustrated title pnRO. ISruo, cloth, $1.C0. History deatn with the appearance of a pretended Jeanne U'Aro fle rars after her supposed death at Hnuni. as f net, but ItlraTps the identity of tbe pr tender a niTtT Who wm it so closely rem led the Maid uf Orleans In figure, in beauty of faiv, uci lu Kcn-ral appearance. In armor on norsbacl:. that sho wn accrptt-d by Jeanne's faintly that tho city of Orleans gave her a brilliant reception, and tt.nt den tlir King of franco was decehed for a time Into believing that ne was what she claimed to be t It Ii the motive or Tne Shield or tne HMir de Us " to live a cons. stent theo.'y as tn the Identity or this wo man who created such a furore r astonishment and enthnslasm as seemed to rekindle for a time the pa trlotlc ftrvor which aHed the heroin InachleTlng the trlumuiis she won tn arms over England oad a (.ompllshlng the salvation ox Trance, A Game of Consequences. By AI.IinitT KINROSS. 1 Orno, oblong, cloth, gilt top, 75 cents. This book has the merit of absorbing Interest, gained, perhaps, by a not toocloie adherence tn con ventionalism As may b supprwil. It I a tale of love, with enough of rirtsMtud to lend a plqianey. but tt ail ends, n noTels should. 1b happy marriage and peaceful lifu evrr after. Lingua Gemma:. A Lsiearice of Gems, with Popular Huper tltlona and Klgnlfleatlna At tached ts jhch. By ADA I.. SDTTO.N. Profusely illustrated b Mary K. Clark. lOmo, oblong, cloth, gilt top, 91.50. "One of the daintiest rolumes wo have saea fs sone time," Mall and Kxpress. "kL1ngu- Gemmne Is the name of a book that amnug its kind u Indeed a gem of the flrbt wmter," Ikntun ilmrs. It Ii a pretty book and full of charm for all who hare a pimin forg-m nnd tn romanco of them, xi c call .net tlal utlntlon to It." IndeoenJenL. JUVENILES. The Brave and Honest Series. Brave Tom. Honest Ned. Righting the Wrong. Br EDWARD 8. LL.IM. Illuitrnted. Larto square 12mo, cloth, per vol., 51.U5. Per set lu box. ?3.75. The River and Wilderness Series. The River Fujitiveg. The Wilder ness Fugitives. Lena-Wingo, the Mo hawk. Jty EDWAUD S. EI.I.T0. IUustrnteil. Lnrce squnro lSmo, cloth, per vol., $1.5. Per set in box, SU.75. Through on Time Series. Jack Mldwood. Four Boys. The Young Conductor. By EDWARD . tl.I.IH. IUustrnteil. LarRa tquiiry lSmo, cloth, per vol., 51. 25. Per But iu box, fa. 75. llr. rillslsnmssipror thosrt of tsl'lnt Hott fnr bny. 11 makvslt thrlllltiK sn1 Inurviilnr wltnnut iio'nir dpn.tlonal, snfl he Introilum . very f ntfrlstn. Iiik kind or liuinor. lit char. elf rs sre mor nslnral than ihiMiisJorliy nf chsrsct.ri la Juvpnll. lltoruture. Ills lioo.surfl always lat.r.itlns and altractl. ami nt thi mini) time valuable and wholesome In lh halijH ur bovs. Oliver Brizht's Search. The Last Cruise of the Spitfire. Reuben Stone s Discovery. Richard Dare's Venture. By EDWARD MTRATKMBYER. Illustrated. Large -squaro l!mo, clotb, per la hi. JUTrnlla flcllnn llr. StraUmsTtr tries first of all tnhehrlprul to hit ) etuis readers, nmt to be at enterlalnln si he can, and flnalv te Imtriirt and unify, lilt ttiirlet ma; har. tome Imiirohablllllea ahout th.m, hut ihey do nit ten to dUonurnir in ynuug rea.lers He teenil tn rerel 111 Ihe resliiMt of lil l'l. turn, tirlnilas- taeni out Into Ufa Ui evory Mrokeor hli facile pen. He hat the facility of Imnlr llitr them with aileirrmlaallo't to achieve surceti in life, and not to try tn lie, nuleut with helDveatv golnc or lunolent nohodlei. I'arent nhornntlnua their lu leret tn iheireunt sumclemly to oversee their e'lii tallunuldevelorinwnl will naturally he drawn to the iiiiitriiMof thee hniAt Tlie n oil curnry readluj ' nlllciiiirlni.ethe'ii that here le the very tlliuuliitliui lnblrltnn their oyt are In need of, presonled In an attractive Iniiead of a leittout, heavy way. nnd serv. inr to wake them up and keep th m awrfce until somttliln-r comet of II The author hat notahlyearned the title of being- u (tanitard writer of tlorlet for Imyi who xuow u j,uoU thtuz lu a book wbeu they teu It, ' The Captain's Boat. By WILI.UU O. STOODABO. Illustrivtod. Largo squaro 13mo, clotb, l.fiO. "W, arltddnr1 always writes rsnllsl books for tiOT'.anl theadventiirrt which are narrated In -Th. Captain s Boat-are po.ihl. and natural ts well as e,!,'n5 "".''".".'"''n-c nmullurts Is liuulcsted." Conrrfie&tlonsiUt. Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Ur ALEXANIHtE DCHAS, TrAiisUtcd by J. M. Unwell. Ilhwtrnted. lamo, cloth, Kt top, $1.00 InMMarr fituart, Qu?en or R?nM"wn hftTeftbloj rvnhyofmorft tlmn common im rlt. Not only 1a the cuVer of the 111 fMM Uttfen f ilfp-j !nttrrtl In Itself buttn ttilt caie KnA(liit-l tmlonf runmiict l thrown Around It hy tlir rfttjlntlnjr utile or th nuthor. Alnx an lr Iiumus. The i.uti of Rtiurt ordiiHl ulngiwl out bvfatw for Rorrow aitit cnliimlt) frnm thetmor Hotiert I., foimrlirof theraof. to tltatof ilt-nry llvuy tllot, tprntVr of CharlM tduard Atlil ttiH mat ur vlrorof the houp, lio Ihcil upon a mall LDilon front thf Ktiatlih crown ami il eil in obscurity In 1007. Of all thliuiifortunntoriK'1. Mar Mmrt Wan tli .n.t unhappy, ttioiif by bfttuty nm! (liniinaitlon lit ted for a Jo)fui extttrnrji. Ihn Atory of iter llf At told by Dunmi rfAdH more lllto llctlon than like hUtary, btlnc devoid of drv drt.lln and touchtnK the htarl nf the matlr In every Incident rrlartl nf hrr chtckereil cArer. Her tlinracter. her ninth e4 nnd her Aft are pAlated with the few and fttrouc strokes of a ma tar, with a result so llfelUe and ro movinv that the tin Happy Viteen neenn once more, la the pce of this Ik)ok, to livo her cxoltlutf and ill starred lira Mrs. Albert Grundy. Ily HAllOlsD FJtRDnUIC, Author or "Tho Damnntton of Thoron Ware." lSmo. cloth, kIU top, $1.S5. "A very clerer satlre."-Kve. World X. Y. llin story Ih eoled byaerie of ronrertatlons on all -sort of m t Uto subject, thnt uro witty aud atnininjr," ltotk Npws "Tny writer hadoue plenty of nrrlnus work, but 't would not be surprising If the pr.'-vent Tolume did more tofipread bin nuin than &it)U.luj elso that he luasglveu to the public " hve.Suu. White Sand. The Story of a Dreamer and His Dream. Ily M. C HAI FOUR, Illustrated. 12mo, cloth, $1.25. A story in which the prlncl.nl character Is a rnunir wnniHii UeToId of any idea of moral responsibility, whoie life 1 nmdf n pay and brllltnut ono by In r elderly ituthan i. who married her because be bad loted aud lost her mo'her. Recollections of the Private Life of Napoleon. By CONSTANT, I'retnler Valet de Chambre. Translated bv Walter Clark. Illustrated, ftvo, cluth, pit top. 3 vols., in box, $7 GO. Nothing hns ever been published thit elves so defl. ntto a portrait of Napoleon a. a man, hi family life, hi personal appesMiire nnd hnblts. his manner of d rutin i "llh iop',f, hl conduct during his rim palgni.and. In cum, hi reel chnractr altwadu rioed.not to the public, but to hit own homehnld, lojrether with ItU pictures of the Lmperor Constant ltlvrt a1o lively de(rlpttons of the peoD'e vrbomr roundeo him Joepnlne. Jlario 1 oiii, the Iioua partes. Napoleon's ilarshals, the ofllclals of the Km ptre, and oth-r prominent !sure-s, and his memoirs are replete with uuecdoteaod Incident Josephine, Empress of the French. Uy Fltl.DKUICK A. OUI.U. Illustrated. Svo. cloth, gilt top, $2.00. Mr Ohor telln th story of the Creole girl Mademob sMtede la 1'uerie trclne her er' dMetoproMit In berUland hotue.ht- oao to trame to meet her protnlc4 husband, who would he preferred the younier sUtcr. but wn lot all v content Mih httthe raniny thought bet, and hur entrance Into nncb sHtety. Marltrg f htm. he eml'y Krp Jooephlue the (entral flsura of his book. nutordtiitUiit not only IleiiuharnaH. but even Honnpirt to her, and empi tlzini her Import mco to him ud her Influence lu his carrir. Coiutderiug the diniculty of nrlilnv an ut. coioreil b'oraphy of a woman ilhe Joephlue, nnd Keparetlnz the 'met of her life from mere jealous tittle tattle, lr Ubcrhas made an Interesting bo die. 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