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GOSSIP FROM BOOKLAND.
There may be a vague, filmy line of di vision between the novel and the ro mance, but it exists no doubt more in criticism than in fiction itself. However, a romance may be defined as a fictioh representing human life, while a novel “is a romance of human life, regarding particularly the average of manners, customs and social usages.” Still fur ther, a romance deals with the heroic, the extraordinary and the picturesque, while a novel portrays the commonplace, and with these differences well in mind It becomes very interesting to trace and analyze the genesis of modem prose fic tion from Scott, the greatest of ro mancers, to William Dean Howells, the typical writer of novels. Between these extremes arises Anthony Hope as a man who loves the "days of old, when knights were bold”—a charming romancer, pure and simple. He seems to have a never failing flow of chivalry, and those who have read "A Man of Mark” and "The Prisoner of Zenda” have grown very fond of the roman*ic adventure, which appears to be his particular fancy. Oc casionally he stops to dash off a captious burst of modern society, as the "Dolly Dialogues,” but he soon returns, and now he gives us "Chronicles of Count Anto nio,” which is worthy of his former ef forts. No wonder the sword is given so conspicuous a place in the quaint bind ing, for that weapon plays a most im portant share of the story's action. An tonio is a veritable Rob Roy Macgregor, who Is banished from his native town of Firmosa, the capital of an imaginary republic in Italy, to the Italian moun tains during medieval times, all for the love of a beautiful woman, who spends the intervening five years weeping at casements for her true love, while he has1 no end of opportunities of punishing traitors, aiding in subduing rebellions, manifesting his nobility and patriotism in a variety of ways. We have an amus ing number of hairbreadth escapes— when he seized the sacred bones of St. Prislan, when he harbored the beautiful but dangerous spy. Lady Venusta, and In his visit to the Wizard of Baratesta, wherd in using the drug we enjoy a most apropos exhibition of hypnotism. After about seven of these thrilling and roman tic episodes ou^ conquering hero is per mitted to return to Firmosa and to marry Lady Lucia, who had, of course, been strictly “true.” Anthony Hope Hawkins, for that is his full name, is a barrister of the Middle temple. He was born at Hackney, a suburb of London, In 1863. His father Is a well-known clergyman In London and his cousin Chief Justice Hawkins, When but 13 years of ago he first proved the quality of his ability by gaining a scholarship In Marlborough college. From here he passed on to Balliol college In Oxford, and won a Balliol scholarship. That was in 1881. “I enjoyed my ’varsity life immensely, and I look hark on rooms in Balliol as the place where, perhaps, my happiest hours were spent. I worked for my ex aminations and T played games, but t never wrote. I did not even write poetry; indeefl, I rarely road poetry. I played hard and got Into the Balliol fifteen, and helped my college to beat all the olber colleges for two years running. I played three-quarter back, and in our fifteen was the famous Rotherham, who played for all England. Besides football, 1 went in for running, and won the hun dred yards and the quarter of a mile. 1 did not boat, and, beyond lounging about in a tub, achieved nothing on the river. I left Oxford in 1886 and came up to.London and read law at Lincoln's Inn and the Middle temple, living quietly at home with my people and hoping for nothing but a fairly successful career at the bar. For the first two years I got very little work, so that It impressed Itself upon me that I must look to some other source for increasing my income. It was then that I began to write. In 1889 I wrote my first book, a novel enti tled ‘A Man of Mark.' 1 wrote it pretty quickly, although I had had no experi ence in writing, and without feeling any particular effort. I produced the book at my own expense and published it on commission. It was not a financial suc cess at the time. I do not think, however, that I shall lose by it. as 1 have brought It out again this year.” Then followed a lot of short stories, which the publishers returned and the author destroyed. His next hook was "Father Stafford.” This was written in 1890. "I hawked It about amongst the publishers for a long time in vain. At last Messrs. Cassell took it and brought it out as a six shil ling book. After 1 had written 'Half a Hero’ I wrote 'The Prisoner of Zenda,’ and, history having always fascinated me. 1 fashioned it in the form of an his torical novel. That is to say, historical In one sense, for it is really a modern story of incident, the scene of which is laid in an imaginary republic. It was published by Arrowsmith, and at first went slowly. But the reviews were fa forable. and did much for It. and once It had got a start It went ahead. "I vary greatly In my work," he says. "Books of character lake me a longer time; incidents come quicker. That, at least. Is my own personal experience.” Encouraged by his successes. Anthony Hope gave up the bar In the spring of 1891, and decided in the fulure to devote himself to literature. * • • Although the sprightly “Dolly Dia logues” have been much enjoyed, as well ns "The Indiscretions of the Duchess,” "The Prisoner of Zenda” yet remains his favorite, most creditable and widely known work. This story, written by one young Englishman and dramatized by another, Edward Rose, an ex-actor, has been wonderfully popular in New York, and has added another role to the suc cessful actor, E. H. Sothern. The book loses in force and dramatic beauty, and there are many changes in the dramatic version, though all alterations and omis sions In "Zenda” were approved or sug gested by Mr. Hope. • • « Kate uougias \\ lggm. me aumor ui the charming stories, "The Bird’s Christ mas Carol," "The Sory of Palsy” and “A Cathedral Courtship,” has written a new work, which has just been pub lished. entitled "The Village Watch Tower.” This volume contains short stories, several of which have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly. The initial story, under the quaint title of "The Village Watch Tower," is an ex cellent and vivid study of New England life in the village. In many respects it portrays the same elements of truthful ness and nearness to the throbbing heart of humanity whichj characterize the work of Miss Wilkin Tn dealing with the stern, earnest New England folk. "The Watch Tower" Is no more than the sunny, bright window in one humble home, fiom which vantage point an in valid woman looked out upon the little village beyond and the broad country road, and by her acuteness of observa tions put this little incident and that to gether. thereby gleaning, and correctly, too. the entire intent and actions of her little community, and thus enabling her to dispense a wonderful amount of gos sip to inquiring friends. In discussing the probable marriage of Eunice Emery with an old widower, a neighbor, Dia dem.v, said: "But for one thing she's been carrytn' home bundles 'bout every other night fur n month, though she’s been too smart to buy anythin’ here at this store. She had Packard’s horse to go to Saco last week. When she got home, just at dusk, she drove int' the barn, and bimeby Pitt Packard come to git his horse—'twas her own buggy she Went with. She looked over here when she went int' the house, and she ketched my eye, though 'twas half a mile away. So she never took a thing In with her. but soon as 'twas dark Bhe made three trips out to the barn with a lantern, and any fool could tell't her arms was full o' pa'cels by the way she carried the lantern." To this old Mrs. Bascom, with bombas Ity, replied: "Anybody'd think you was born yester day to hear you talk, Diademy," retorted her mother-in-law. "When you've set in one spot as long as I hev p'raps you’ll hev the use o’ your faculties.” (Just thirty years had Mrs. Bascom occupied the seat in the "Watch Tower.") "Old Mrs. Bascom wet her finger, smoothed the parting of her false front and looked inscrutable. The next story is the choice one of the collection, if one could be selected as better than the others, for every one In the little book is a gem. I think Mrs. Wiggin, as she is known to tho reading public, gives the blue to the quality that characterizes all these stories—that of human sympathy—when she says in the Introduction, where she dedicates the little work to the “Dear Old Apple-Tree.” and its fragrant blossoms are seen strewn over the page: "And do you remember the day when the gentle showers came? We just curled the closer, and you and I and the sky all cried together while we wrote 'The Fore-Room Rug.’ ” Yes, this story is good, and I wish that) every reader who perused "Pembroke" could read it, for we of the south could not understand or appreciate the New Englander as depicted in Miss Wilkins’ successful work, but with the homely, tender-hearted Dladema we are ready to share our tears and our sympathies, too. But 'tis "Tom O’ the Blueb’ry Plains” that is so strongly characterized by this pathetic quality, and When poor, sim ple-hearted Tom exclaims to unwelcome visitors from his rude home in the plains, "Tom ain’t ter hum; Tom’s gone to Bon ny Eagle; Tom don’t want to go to the poor farm,” it seems appealing enough in its plaintive wail to melt the hardest heart. Only two other writers occur to me Just at present as possessing the same spontaneity, nearness and entire unity with the big, warm, throbbing heart of the world—Will Allen Dromgoole, for one (and in her stories how she does en ter the very heart of me, compelling sym pathy) ; the other is Ian Maclaren in his pure, honest, homely stories of the sim ple country folk. But I wonder what the “new woman” would say to t)ie following ejaculation of wisdom from Dladema in “The Fore Room Rug:" "He’s got such pleasant ways. Jot has! The other afternoon he didn't get home early enough to milk, and after I done the two cows I split the kindling and brought in the wood, for I knew he'd want to go to the tavern and tell the boys 'bout the robbery up to Boylston. There ain’t anybody but Jot in this vil lage that has wit enough to find out what'* going on and tell It in an Int’ restlng way round the tavern fire. And he can do it without being full of cider, too; he don't need any apple juice to limber his tongue. Well, when he come in he can see the pails of milk and full wood box, and the supper laid out. under the screen cloth on the kitchen table, and he come up to me at the sink and says he, 'Diademy, you’re the best "wife in this county and the brightest jewel In any crown—that’s what you are!’ Now I’d like to know whether that ain't pleas anter than ‘tis to have a man do all the shed and barn work up smart, and then set around the stove looking as doleful as a last year’s bird's nest? Take my ad vice, Miss Hollis, get a husband that will keep on courting a little now and then, when he ain’t too busy; it smooths things consid'able round the house.” Good dames of B., what do you think of the logic?—(Houghton, Mifflin & Co.) • * • Somewhat like books of travel, we may feel that we possess "cook books” galore, and yet there Is always a place and a re ception ready for the worthy work. And such a book I deem the "Practical Cook ery.” It is presumably compiled by "an epicure,” but I know at least one person who is ready to affirm that it was compiled also by one of the most charm ing women in the social circles of New Orleans, and we all know the reputa tion of that city for delicious and thor oughly prepared viands. In the preface the author says: '“In writing each recipe I have tried to be, very explicit in my explanations, so when one attempts a recipe they may meet with success. This volume Is, as it is entitled, “Practical Cookery.’ In my work I received valua ble aid from the experience of an old cook who stood at the range of an epi cure for over twenty-five years, and knew how to cook food for the palate and digestive organs.” There are numbers of valuable receipts from “Soup” on through the list of sal ads, breads, sweets, etc., and it comes in a neat binding for every-day practical use. • • • To put into the hands of a boy or a girl the two handsome bound volumes of St. Nicholas which.contain the numbers for the past year is equal to a gift of half a dozen story books. In fact, some of the most popular books of the year for chil dren have first seen the light in these pages. Here one will find Palmer Cox’s irrepressible “Brownies” on their tour through the union; Howard Pyle’s brave "Jack Ballister,” who got the best of Blackbeard’s piratical crew; Albert Stearns’ "Chris and the Wonderful Lamp;" Napoleon’s dashing page, In El bridge S. Brooks' "A Boy of the First Empire:” "The Quadrupeds of North America," of all sorts and conditions, described by W. T. Hornaday; and a number of famous horses, historic and legendary, that are very lovingly writ ten about by James Baldwin. There are a. series of sketches in a simple and sym pathetic vein of "Famous American Au thors,” by Brander Matthews, and The odore Roosevelt’s inspiring “Hero-Tales From American History.” Aside from these serial features the volumes are crowded with stories, sketches and verses that will help as well as amuse childish readers. The fiftieth volume of The Century, containing the numbers of the magazine for the past six months, has appeared. History, biography, art and science have adequate treatment, as well as fiction and the lighter things. Perhaps the most notable feature of this volume Is Prof. William M. Sloane's “Life of Na poleon.” which reaches the most exciting portion o£-the great conqueror’s career. There is a profusion of illustrations, in cluding not only reproductions of famous masterpieces of painting, but also many drawings made for the work by French, English and American artists. A sug gestive contrast in the character of the two Napoleons is furnished by Miss Anna L. Bieknell’s interesting reminiscences of "Life in the Tullerles Under the Sec ond Empire.” A paper that has at tracted wide attention all over the world is “The Battle of the Yalu,” by Philo N. Mcniffen. Commander McOifTen, who was in charge of the Chinese warship Chen Yuen, is the first representative of western civilization to take paTt in a na val engagement between vessels armed with modern guns and equipments. Sup plemental to this paper is “Lessons From the Yalu Fight," by Capt. Alfred T. Mahan, the great naval historian and tactician. Max Nordau is represented by a lively "Answer to My Critics,” while Prof. Cesare Lombroso discusses the value and the errors of Nordau’s "De generation.” which was dedicated to him. In the line of fiction there are the closing portions of Marlon Crawford’s "Casa Braccio,” the whole of Julia Magruder’s "Princess Sonia," and many short sto ries by favorite writers. There is much In the volume that one needs in his li brary for permanent reference. • • • A recent reviewer devoted two columns in reviewing a new departure by Thomas Hardy, entitled "Jude, the Obscure.” The “Ghost” apostrophized the same work by saying: "In ‘Jude, the Obscure,’ Mr. Hardy speaks of the girl Sue carrying home a plaster cast of Venus wrapped up In dock leaves, and says that she peeped into the parcel every few' minutes to s& whether the arms were broken. Was It the Venus of Milo? If so, I should like te know where she got the arms.’’ PAUL PRY. Gat in lii e with the crowd and. come in before the rush. We have an elegant stock of holiday goods, choice books, albums, leather and celluloid goods, dolls in the greatest variety and cheaper than ever. Toys for everybody. Come and see us before they are picked over. BIRMINGHAM BOOK CO. John E. Roden, Manager. "THE SICK MAN OF THE EAST." Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 10, 1895. Editor of State Herald: For the last month and longer perhaps no subject has occupied as much space in the columns of the dally press as the situation of affairs In and around Con stantinople, the capital of the Turkish empire. The eyes of the world are directed to wards that portion of the globe, and statesmen and men of Intelligence ev erywhere are kept in suspense as to the final outcome. This government has long been known as the “Sick Man of thb East.” Since 1840 it has been lingering alofrig, sometimes with every indication of immediate death, and yet over a half century has expired, and still It sur vives. The recent cruel and horrible treatment of the Armenians has aroused such a feel ing of indignation from the so-called Christian lands that the “Sick Man’s” life is now trembling in the balance. The following words from Talmage ex press the feelings of multitudes: “The Turkish government is a miserable mass of corruption. Its workings are rotten to the core, and the whole government ought to be blotted off the face of the earth. The condition of affairs in Arme nia Is horrible, and the government Is responsible for the fearful atrocities.” In harmony with this Gladstone writes: “May God in His mercy send a speedy end to the governing Turk and all his ri nines ** The dissolution of the “Sick Man," however, will have a decided effect upon the present condition of Europe, for the various nations will be interested and determined to obtain their share in the division of the spoils. But more than all this, there is an overwhelming impor tance to the outcome of these eastern complications in relation to the closing history of our world. To the student of prophecy this question is one of deeper interest and more tremendous meaning than to all others. It is evident from the study of the prophetic scriptures that the Turkish government has received the notice of the inspired penman, and prominent events in its history were foretold long ago by the prophets of the Lord. In Revela tions, the 9th chapter, there Is a remark able description of the rise and fall of the Ottoman empire. Othman united the numerous Mohammedan tribes and es tablished the empire which has been called by his name. The first invasien of the Roman empire by the Mohamme dan general was on July 27, 1299. From this time they were to torment men for a period of five months. Rev., lx., 5. This would be 150 days, but as a day repre sents a year in prophetic time, here is a period of 150 years, extending to 1449, during which the Mohammedan power was steadily increasing. After 1449 its power was to be such that It would slay multitudes of men. That very year Greece yielded to the growing power of the Ottoman empire, and the heir to the throne would not take his seat before gaining the permission of the Turkish sultan. Here begins the prophetic peri od of "an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year,” which would represent 391 years and fifteen days. Beginning July 27, 1449, when the Greek emperor ac knowledged the supremacy of the Turk ish sultan, this period extends to August 11, 1840. As early as 1838 students of prophecy predicted that the Ottoman em pire would on that very day surrender the power that it had bo long exercised. And so it did. At that time the sultan virtually yielded hTmself into the hands of the allied powers of Europe, and ever since has been only a weak, "Sick Man.” He has been in the decline over fifty five years, and the outlook, even from the view of finite men. is that he cannot long survive. But the prophetic view takes us still farther. In Daniel, 11th chapter, we are told that he will remove his seat of empire from Europe, and "shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious Holy mountain.” evidently Jerusalem, in his Asiatic possessions. "Yet he shall come to his end. and none shall help him," 45th verse. Now comes the bearing of this Turkish question upon the close of earth's his tory: "And at that time shall Michael (Christ) stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people; and there shall be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall he delivered, everyone that shall be found written In the book,” Dan., xil., 1. Let us ponder well and take heed. E. D. H. We want to see everybody have a merry Xmas, and a Christmas is not merry un less we have pretty clothes, stylish hats and good shoes. J. Blach & Sons, one-price cash clothiers, have been busy all week making happy peo ple with their great bargains in their manufacturers’ sale. EARLY ELECTRIC CARS. The first cars in the morning leave as fol lows: From Cleveland. ..,5:GO From Twelfth avenue.6:05 From South Highlands.5:30 From North Highlands.6:00 From Avondale.6:30 From Avondale, second car.5:43 From Fountain Heights.5:4.3 From Fountain Heights, second car.6:00 One hour later on Sundays. Late Cars. Leave Second avenue for— North Highlands. 11:30 p n> Fountain Heights.11:00 p m Avondale.11:00 p m Cleveland.11:30 p m Twelfth avenue.11:00 p m South Highlands. 11:00 p tli 8outh Highlands.11:30 p m South Highlands.12:01 a m 12-1-tf _ Digestibility of Cheese. The digestibility of cheese has beeit tested by a German chemist, who placed the samples in an artificial digestive fluid containing a considerable portion of fresh gastric juice. Cheshire and Roquefort cheese topk four hours to digest. Gorgonsola eight hours and Brie, Swiss and ten other varieties ten hours. As an ordinary meal Is digested in four or five hours, the common belief that cheese aids digestion appears to be erroneous. Cold Weather Is Coming. ’Telephone 487 for coal. Ward’s coal yard keeps as good as can be had In this market. When you need ooal call on them. Can furnish on short notice at market price. 7-19-tf CURRENT LITERATURE. The official gazette of all the patriotic hereditary societies, the American His torical Register, has for December Its usual attractive contents. It tells, with a score of pictures, of “Lafayette Day" In Philadelphia, when the nation's guest visited that city in October, 1824. These monthly articles in the Historical Regis ter relating to Lafayette's visit in 1824 are contributed by members of 4he pa triotic societies, and is a feature of this magazine’s enterprise entirely its own. Hon. W. H. Bailey of Houston, Tex., con tinues his historical paper on the "Regu lators of North Carolina," a description of the regulation emeute generally ig nored by American historians. "Colonial Patriotism in Song," the title of another article, is a valuable paper by Mr. On derdonk of Chicago on popular versifica tion before the revolution. The colonial family described this month is Thompson of Connecticut, by Mrs. Marcus Rich ardson of New Orleans. As the patriotic societies are particularly busy at this season “proceeding" and celebrating, the "Proceedings and Celebrations Depart ment" of the Historical Register Is un usually crowded with items of news about the societies. The Historical Reg ister Publishing company, Philadelphia. Terms $3 per year. For sale by all news dealers. The December number of the Progress of the World magazine contains an un usual number of illustrations, Including large half-tone portraits of all the newly elected state governors and other im portant persons chosen for office in last month's ejection. The departments of “Science” and “Finance" are easily the most interest ing, the former presenting an entertain ing description of the discovery and pos sibilities of the new method of produc ing acetylene gas, an illustrated up-to date account of the underground elec trio conduit for street railways and a pa per by Professor Deiabarre of Brown university, the eminent student of pyschlcs and psychioal phenomena, in which the writer explains the scientific basis of the alleged occult world and dis pels many popular illusions on that sub ject. A strong article on “Insurance as an Economics-Factor,” by W. S. Barnaby, chief statistician of the Spectator com pany, tells in authentic figures the part that insurance plays in the lflnancial world of today, and fairly takes our breath away by the magnitude shown in the aggregate wealth an4 operations of the companies. In the January Century Professor Sloane will give an account of Napoleon’s headquarter arrangements and his per sonal habits during the later campaigns. It was a marvelous system of military effectiveness, with nothing sacrificed to imperial etiquette. The Century Is publishing each month a reproduction of the famous pictures of J. G. Vlbert, the great French genre painter. These are accompanied by brief articles by the artist himself, telling the story of the picture. The one that will appear in the January number is "Pa tience," a cardinal deeply immersed in a game of solitaire, whila a maid waits to present his bowl of tisane. Marlon Crawford, In the course of a pa per on the Sacred City, entitled “A Ka leidoscope of Rome,” in the January .Century, pays his respects to the analyz ing realists. “It ts wonderful to note,” ihe says, "how many people are ready land anxious to butcher their own souls, quarter them and dispose of them piece meal to the public, even as cat’s meat.” "In the Midst of Paris,” by Alphonse Daudet, is the title of a new book to be published this month by Platt, Bruce & Co. of New York, and intended especially for the holiday season. Written In the trenchant style of this famous author and bound In a most sumptuous manner, It Is probably the most charming gift book of the season. Mothers, don’t shut your teeth on buying the boys’ Christmas suits and overcoats until you have seen the great bargains offered by J. BLACH & SONS’ Manufacturers’ Sale. CARNIVAL OF AMERICAN INDUSTRIES. Renefit Church of the Advent, Managed by Mrs. Kathleen Kennedy of Illinois—O'Brien's Opera House December 20, 1895, and Matinee Saturday Afternoon. One of the finest spectacular perform ances ever presented before a Birming ham audience. All tb£ leading business firms of the city will be represented by young ladies in beautiful costumes. Some will be artistic, while others will be comic. Two hundred children in tableaux, rep resenting young Americans with Goddess of Liberty and Night. Half circle drill by sixteen misses dressed in costume. "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground," by local military company, as produced at Chicago during the World's fair. This alone will be worth the price of admis sion asked. Come, leave your cares at home and enjoy yourself, thereby help ing a good cause. Seats on sale December 19 and 20 at box office. Prices 50 and 75 cents for re served seats; children, 25 cents. 12-13-15-17-18-20_ FRENCH AUCTIONS. Queer Custom of Lighting a Candle When Anything la Put Up for Sale. The French mode of conducting auc tions is rather curious. In sales of im portance the affair is placed in the hands of a notary, who, for the time being, be comes aij auctioneer. The auctioneer is provided with a small number of wax tapers, each capable of burning about five minutes. As soon as a bid is made one of these tapers is placed in full view of the interested parties and lighted. If, before it expires, another bid is offered, it is Immediately extinguished, and so on until one flickers and dies out of itself, when the last bid becomes Irrevocable. This simple plan prevents all contention atnong rival bidders and affords a rea sonable time for reflection before mak ing a higher offer than the one preced ing. By this means, too, the auctioneer is prevented from exercising undue in fluence upon the bidders or hastily ac cepting the bid of a favorite. We will sell during the month of December a bottle jif Cognac brandy for one sil ver dollar. Regular price one and a half gold dollars. H. BARNARD, 209 and 21119th Street 12-13-tf_ FOR SALE. The board of managers of the Charity hospital desire to sell all the red brick, furnace window weights, pipes, etc., to be seen on the grounds of the hospital at Smithfield. Apply between the hours of 12:30 and 2:30 p. m. at 2011 Park avenue. 11-14-tf__ General freight and passen ger office Alabama Great Southern Railroad removed to No. 7 North 20th street. Tele phone 848. n-S-tf I I I -AT THE TRADE PALACE. Wc wish to make it easy for you in suggesting to you what you can buy for a nice Christmas present at the TRADE PAL ACE at a very low cost. Read through the different items and you will surely find THE PROPER THING. i r ^ A real nice pair of Ladies' Five-Hook Gold Lacing Kid Gloves in Tan, Brown and Black for 89 cents. A Gent's Initial Silk Handkerchief for 48 cents. A. French All Wool Henrietta, 46-inches wide, Black and Colors, seven yards for *5. A Pair of Chenille Portiers, 60-inches wide, three and one-half yards long, for $3.98. A French Bisque Doll, kid body, with stockings and slippers, for 33 cents. A real Silk Umbrella, Paragon frame, with natural stick handle, for 99 cents. A Gent's Silk Scarf in a Bow, Teck or Four-inHand, for 24 cents. A Boy's Suit, strictly all wool, sizes 4 to 8 years, for $2.85. A Lady's White or Colored Fancy Em broidered Silk Handkerchief for 19 cents. A Silk Waist of five yards best quality Silk in .dark colors, for $3.50. A Lady's Double Cape of good quality, Black Cloth, trimmed with Braid, for $2.35. A 64-Inch All-Wool Lady's Cloth, Black and Colors, five yards, for $3.18. A Lady’s Nice Black Hare Muff for 97 cents. r > A Gent's Shaving Set, consisting of Cup, Razor and Brush in a Case, for $2.35. A Suitable Christmas Gift for Mother or Father is a Cup and Saucer for 25 cents. \ A Silver-Plated Hand Glass, very ap propriate for Lady or Gent, 88 cents. A Lady’s Purse, the best quality. Gen uine Leather, for 95 cents. A Silk Muffler, extra full sizes. In Plaids, Brocades or Persian effects, from 76 cents up. A Dress Pattern, All Wool Cheviots, Double Width goods, eight yards, for • $3.75. A Lady's Box Coat in All-Wool Beavers or Boucle, \yith Ripple Back and Mandolin Sleeve, for $6.48. A Lady's Fast Black HoBe. Call for 2915 extra quality, worth 40 cents a pair, 25 cents. A Pair of Children's All-Wool Gloves, in Brown and Navy Blue, for 19 cents. A Lady's Scolloped Embroidered Hand kerchief for 16 cents. A Waist Pattern of All-Wool Scotch Plaids. 42 inches wide, at 58 cents per yard. A Desirable Present for a Gentleman is a Smoking Set with Pipe attached for $1.98. N. B.—Out-of-town orders will be promptly attended to. The Trade Palace 1921 and 1923 Second Avenue, Birmingham, Ala. - PETER ZINSZER’S j tl| Furniture H , 2115, 2117 and 2119 Second Avenue, Between Twenty-first and Twenty-second Streets. During the Holidays we Will be Open Till 9 O’clock ' ZINZKR’S MAMMOTH SHOW OF ALL. KINDS FANCY HOLIDAY GOODS IMMENSE CROWDS Visit our store every day to see our large stock of Holiday Goods, the largest that has ever been in this city. Something in our fine display to suit the taste of every one, and prices that cannot be beat, OPEN YOUR POCKETBOOK And purchase a present for some of your old and dear friends or the little ones while you have an opportunity and let a little more suttjhine enter into your life. You will be greatly pleased if you make your selections from our fine Holiday Stock in Bed Room Suits, Parlor Suits, Enamel Beds, Folding Beds, Secreta ries, China Closets, rpy styles of fancy Rockers, Desks of every description and size, Carpets and Rugs, fine selections; Fine Pictures, look at show window; Sideboards, everybody's choice; all kinds of odd pieces. CHILDREN’S GOODS. Every and anything youtwant in this line—carried to cheer the. hearts of the little ones. Our stock is too large to mention articles, but a call will show you we have the largest assortment and lowczt prices in the city. PETER ZINSZER.