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JAM 1.1.N GARLAND PltniilSllßS A .MOW XOVEL OF WESTERN LIFE. THE ONE WHO LOOKED ON. A I'AIXFII. STORY TOUCHING THE PASSION FOR STRONG DRINK. A BOY'S BOOK BY G M FENN. A st. Paul Edition of the Ru« linis 11 1 «>• Omar luiyjuui— ? Stolen Souls— Notes. . It is curious how many ways a • Vigorous young writer can find of defrauding the public of their due. Mr. Hamlin Garland owes the public a Western novel of the first order. He owes it partly as atonement for the half-baked productions of his early years, and partly as justifica tion for his own theories about the literature that shall come out of the West, but more because, unless all signs fail, he is capable of producing a book which shall fully embody the life of the soil of bis nativity. The man who wrote "l love my prairies. They are mine, From zenith to horizon line. Clipping a world of sky and soil. Like the bended arm and wrist of God." will some day produce the novel of "What would Christmas be without Candies? And what would the town do without such a Candy Store as Yerxa's? This Christmas we have out done our own previous best efforts ! With insufficient room on the ground floor, we've made of the Basement a big- Candy Annex, and the combined de partments constitute the larg est that has ever been attempted this side of Chicago. Whatever your Candy thought, find its realization here; -AND- Nuts, Raisins, Oranges, Ban anas, Citrous, Lemon and other Peels, Dainties and Delicacies are here in greatest profusion, of supreme quality, and at amazingly little prices. Every square inch of the two great floors are eloquent of Christ mas. 8c A pound for a choice mixture of fresh new nuts; enough for everybody. , 35c A box for large, soft, new layer rais ins: every family should buy one at this ridiculous price. lie A pound for fancy new Walnuts; while in- a cd. 8c A pound for choice fresh new Pecan nuts. §Clc A box for 5-pound boxes of imported Layer Figs. - issfgfl2'o A dozen for fancy Malaga Lemons. 7c A pound for choice mixtures pure Candies in our basement candy store. Candy Chains and Candy Beads. Fan Bananas to arrive Monday and Tuesday morning. The following list of world beaters will attract the attention of candy con sumers; well worth 40 cents or more per pound. Our price is only __H_9_fa Creams. j Chocolates. Vanilla, Vanilla, Strawberry, I Orange, Raspberry, j Lemon, Orange, [Strawberry, Lemon, * Raspberry, Rose, Mint, Pomegranate. ! Rose, Honey Drops, ; Pistachio, Grenobles, ; Marshmallowsi, Naydjas, Brazill, Violet, Pecan, Cocoanut Cro-j Grenoble, queues, 'Almond, Almond Crosi Walnut, queues, ! Filbert, Maple, i Americans, Pecan, I Orlnocos, Filbert. i Brandy. Walnut, Creme de Menthe, Cream Dates. i Fig, Pnam Figs, j Orange Pulp, Lily of Valley, Prayleans, Sweet Pea, I Chl^s, Pineapple, I Caramels, Raisin, i Balmorells, Angellque, ! Belmonts, Lataska, i Jockey Club, Felly Cream, I Jim Crow, Shellbark, , Honey, Kangaroos, Opera, . Lragees, Green Gage, Bonanza, Pirn-apple, Pistachio. I Banana, i Peach. to Bros, & Co. THE SAfiSTr \ PAtfL liAIT.? fiLoBE: SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1895.-..TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. sag . -y, '.;..-.•<, ■•••■'*$ j-' '*-y.-V?-y _m— . __&_, . —mr ■ - "~ •*'•'-' ■■'■- ,'•■ iSftt gg 1 Every patron who buys goods to the I -V ? ■ %?$ ; ?'■........ , : ... . x " ] satisfactory as represented, call L rjg? amount of 5*5.00 or over yets a check f" n.- '- '•- .. & v >•: ,\j . .z- 4 J r V & 3 4 which may entitle him or her to A i . Our December Housefurnishing Sale has been a Phenomenal Success. To wind it up in a blaze of g-lorv we will 4on us and we will allow all reason- I _ m ] Pony, Cart and Harness Free. . cyT DEEPER THAN EVER-ior Two tfays, just as a kind of Christmas. Gift to our friends. Come and take ad- 4 able claims. We study to please. [ # m »^v<rwwTTTTTVT« vantage of Monday's and Tuesday's Offerings. STORE OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. •▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼** M 5 • - ' . I < 3 .■it limit's Arm Chair, Quarter " hogany Finish. Lace Arm Mflhoeauy nnd \niieuo M £"£ **-: Sawed Oak or Mahogany Fin- Parloi Rocker: Solid Oak, Sale C* tf> f\f\ oak Cobbler Seat Parlor Rocker. Quarter- Parlor Rocker, Quarter- Sawed >r HE Ish, Wood Seat. ftQ WC Ladles- Rocker, Antique Finish. fapestry. AQ t_f%' Price. • QOsUU Sale ' " ftft A A Oak and Mahogany AQ PLfk Oak and Mahogany fl»o W C _Z 25 kale Price WOilO Sale £1 m X Wee ty_> 9 &\Ji Price _ $i.UU LargeGeat's Arm Rock- AQ mK. * lnlflh Sale Prlco ' V*« OU Finish. Sale Price, $0.7 5 _ m. Prlco ©JLj.iO VithArms K4.50 - ar-Autiaue. Sale Price.- 2>'<5.70 With Arms «3.50 with Arms »4.75 % M THESE PRICES ARE SIMPLY CUT IIN TWO, AND ARE FOR CASH ONLY. * II" &* 'Dresden China, Center draft, brass, ReKul |J prlce - Ciiaii. .tSita f^,""" JMj " T ' '^jJ^IE y^sO^'., ' 4/1 9j WM S B' W •v> -5 H% i with globe with linen shade, like o , A Silk Damask, any col- Sw tos Musi, B, x in With Cane scat, carved l^^^^LSf^jF PS ™ » J&gmimg&k Q M 1 — ™"- $2.50 kVce.. $1.75 Ma ny sty]eg MusicChai, It'sworth & % pUy I Ant.que fintsh. • W fiP^^^ * ml - - Many prices. Sale price, $75° Sale price... *4o" Cojp p r j pp .»7K. rt Oak. $± OiUU 6-foot Oak Extension Tar t O£* m In^h^h^contKraf^ M All go at half price. ... v OaiC rlllitj"- <OO Similar, §10.00. We- Sale Price... «}>CS.OO ____£ Price »1.75 _) 1 T[r5EE^Z *F* ¥¥ ¥^ I^% 1\ ¥ Tfe /^h W^ IIHIII fllHl PJRPfT (ill Christmas novelties. 3 * S»U I LB i-^ ill? l_\ M /l I.v i-< lUlinllUliL UIIU uHniLi l)U. Our line is « . [M d n in- % 3c PhfiSflTlß^ PfPSPFIfS R ST H P :, JIL W*. *■ A WL 9 419 and 421 selections and have them laid aside jjjg the level lands of the great West, . But the day is not yet. i "Rose of Dutcher's Coolly" has J many excellencies, and is as it should , be, richer, more mature and less • partisan than any of the author's previous novels. It holds the atten- : tion from start to finish, as the | ' - . ...1.,:.,' .- ■ . . I THE CARLYLES' CHELSEA HOI FROM THE GARDEN, I work of a vigorous and earnest writ er must, even when, as in the pres- ! ent instance, that writer has violat ed one of the most elementary canons of his art and is writing of some thing he knows nothing about. This is a harsh saying, but Mr. Garland has invited even harsher by endeav oring to write a monograph of a girl's life from babyhood to mar riage. We submit that for this com plex undertaking he is not qualified. This is not to repeat the time-worn I The Drop & © • • I r. In stocks in Wall Street does not compare with the drop, \ y in size, that our stock has taken the past week. We were ) M prepared for the crowds that thronged our store, and j ft gave them prompt aud efficient service. ! y The assortment of our stock is still practically nn- j (4 broken, and our shelves and counters are replenished daily j f\ with fresh, choice goods from our large store room, ' X New Goods Bvepy Day i V that have not been handled and soiled. I V LARGEST ASSORTHENT, j V< HANDSOMEST STOCK I « and LOWEST PRICES, j M Is the rare combination that crowds our store with Christ- j £ mas shoppers. : ft NOTHING so nice as BOOKS for Christmas Presents. : y /eS*Do your shopping in the early morning and avoid the crowds. ! Aj STORE OPEN EVENINGS. j I St. Paul Book and Stationery Co., ! M FIFTH AND ST. PETER STREETS. j .assertion of woman s incomprehen sibility, nor even to assert that there may not exist a young man of such heaven-endowed intuitions as to be capable of writing such a mono graph. But we claim that Mr. Gar land has failed. His design was noble. He meant to portray the de velopment from a crude, untutored girlhood full of promise, of a splen did woman, strong, forceful, glowing with the fire of genius and the fire of love, full of all the finest possi sibilities of human nature. He has put into the effort to depict such a development an immense amount of conscientious and enthusiastic work, and just why he has not succeeded in making a creature who lives and breathes is a little difficult to say. But the fact remains, Rose is not a ' living goddess, but a dead sketch in . clay, and very much out of drawing ■at that. She does not move even I when the creator pulls the wires ■ most frantically. ff. One reason for this chilling fail ure is that in his desire to be real istic and to include all the facts of existence, Mr. Garland has shitted unpardonably against the laws r of proportion. His heroine is, he says, brilliantly gifted in mind and soul, as well as beautiful, and then 4he proceeds to portray her life with such stress upon, the incidents of her physical development that it is im possible for the repelled reader ?to realize her in any other aspect. The effect produced is as grotesque and distorted as in certain badly focused photographs, where the hand ap pears twice as large as the head. To exaggerate the prominence of the physical side of life is a more seri ous offense against realism than any sentimental romanticist ever commit ted, for such a one is at least grap ing blindly to express the fact that man is fundamentally a spiritual be ing. Save on the last page, nothing that Rose says or does rises above the mediocre. The reader is left hope lessly unimpressed by her genius. She behaves like a very common sort of girl with a good deal of self will and an ugly temper — is not in the least the impression her creator meant to make. At times Mr. Garland's bad taste rises to genius, it is so absolute, so supreme. But perhaps taste is not one of the things that can be ac quired, and, leaving out the hero ine, there is a good deal to enjoy in the book. The old farmer father, devoted to his one child, is a fine figure, and an impressive one, and Mason, Rose's lover, if one may MRS. CAMPBELL, PROVED. " vv 'i urn ..,..-■ Mrs. Praed, author of "Mrs. Tregas kiss," was born in Queensland.. Her father, Murray Prior, was active ln , public affairs there. A nephew of Praed, the poet, was her husband. Her. first novel was published in . 1880 and apply the term to a man whose emo j tional experience is so unique, is a ;,new figure in fiction, clearly-defined ; and very interesting. There is a ! good deal of good talk in the part | of the book dealing with Chicago, 1 and the men are, in general, admir •ably realized. If Mr. Garland will 'take one for the central figure of his next book and will take a few I lessons, say of Mr. Henry Fuller, other prophet, in the art I of what not to say, it may be that ; we shall not have long to wait for ! our novel of the great West. ' ("Rose of Dutcher's Coolly." By Hamlin Garland. Chicago. Stone & Kimball. ?1.50. For sale by the St. Paul Book and Stationery Company.) "The One Who Looked On" is one of the rare books which can be read with great pleasure and recom mended absolutely without reserva tion. It is fresh, pure, sweet and pa thetic, with a pathos which is per fectly wholesome. De Maupassant's definition of a short story, "a corner of life seen through a tempera ment," applies to this unpretentious little tale which relates the events of a few months in London as seen by a young girl who goes with her little cousins to the house of their guar dian. She throws herself into the lives of others, and it is through her interests that her own character is subtly and artistically defined. While by virtue of the subject mat ter it is primarily a book for girls of eighteen or twenty, the delicate art of its construction and the charming limpidity of its style* will make it a boon to novel-readers of a greater I age, to whom, indeed, it will come j | with the grace of a draught of cold | • water after the hot and highly-spiced j j cups which it is popular to serve just i j now under the name of fiction. The | ' paper and binding are unusually at- j 'I" * "■■•-■• .. ..,» I called "An Australian Heroine." Mo loch," "The Head Station," "Outlaw I and Lawmaker" are some of her books; I while, In collaboration with Justin Mc- Carthy, she wrote "The Right Honor -1 able" and "The Ladles' Gallery." tractive, even in this day of dainty bindings. ("The One Who Looked On." By F. F. Montresor. New York. D. Appleton & Co. $1.25. For sale by the St. Paul Book and Stationery Company.) It takes all kinds of books, as well as all kinds of people, to make up a world. "A Pitiless Passion" is one of the books which would be better if, as an Irishman might say, it were another book altogether. In other words, in choosing the fatal inclina tion of a lovely young woman for strong drink as her subject, Miss MacMahon has at one stroke repelled half her audieinue. It is a hideous, pitiable subject. We are sorry for Georgie and Norman, her husband, but we would prefer that the author's cleverness were expended in telling us about people about people of a different sort. The vice of intoxica tion is very rare indeed among the class of women who read novels of this kind, and it is hardly probable that it will do enough good as a tract to atone for its unpleasant qualities as a tale. The minor char acters are pleasing and well drawn. Magdalen Ponsonby in particular is graciously conceived and finely exe cuted. Miss MacMahon is compara tively a new writer, but a facile and interesting one. ("A Pitiless Passion." By Ella Mac- Mahon. New York. Macmillan & Co. $1.25. For sale by the St. Paul Book and Stationery Company.) "The Young Castellan" is one of the stirring stories with which George Manville Fenn is accustomed to arouse the heart of youth. It j deals with certain events. of the civil j wars in England, chiefly as they af- I fected Castle Royland. Sir Granby Royland was summoned away to j fight for the king, and the duty of putting the old keep in fighting con dition devolved upon his young son Roy and Ben Martlett, a faithful man at arms. The account of how they did this, how they trained their raw recruits and what happened when the fighting really began, will be intensely interesting to any prop erly constituted boy, and makes very pleasant reading for the boy's elders. ("The Young Castellan." By George Manville Fenn. Philadelphia. J. P. Lipp'.vncott company. $1.50. For sale by the St. Paul Book and Stationery Company.) A charming gift-book and one especially appropriate to send to friends at a distance, since it shows what, dainty work St. Paul can do in this line,' is the variorum edition ' of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, issue"d by the E. W. Potter company, of this city. If there are any read ers so unfortunate as not to know Omar, they cannot make his ac quaintance in a more attractive guise, while his old friends will be glad to have the different readings of divers quotations, heretofore con fined to scattered and inaccessible : periodicals, placed with the familiar text. Paper, printing and binding are perfect of their kind, and the book is a delight to the eye and the touch.' The frontispiece of the vol ume is drawn by Mrs. A. De F. Par sons, so that the art of St. Paul is admirably illustrated in the little volume, as well as its more mechan ical resources in the' art of book making. . V ("The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam." St. Paul. The E. W. Porter Compa ny. $1.) "Stolen Souls" is the promising title of a volume of short stories by the brilliant young author of "Zor aida." Hypnotism, anarchism, mys terious murders, strange thefts and occult adventures which take place | all over Europe, from Siberia to I Egypt, are Mr. Le Queux's themes, j \ and he handles them with the touch of an acknowledged master in this kind. They are all that hair-raising short stories can be expected to be. The book is one of Messrs. Stokes' "West End" series, and is delight fully and appropriately bound in green buckram. The margins are more luxurious than are usually al lowed to books of? adventure, where space is precious. " ("Stolen Souls." By William Le Queux. sJiK v iv?v - /._ rv'W'-iC <JUyrvdJcuy HALF-PRICE SALE Handkerchiefs # Kid Cloves Look Over Our Stock and Be Convinced. Box Handkerchiefs, 15c Up. ■ '.■-■' 10c Handkerchiefs _S n for *»^ ,!<-Dozen Pure Linen Initial 7En Handkerchiefs in box for ■ *» v 100 Styles of beautiful 4AI • Handkerchiefs for only. ■ mm2^ 200 Style 3of Beautiful Handker chiefs. worth 50c and AC P 60c. for .fcsUC. 81.00 Hand-Embroidered MOn Linen Handkerchiefs for *M* L ' Men's Silk Initial Fine Handker chiefs, one in box, €*4 flO If you want to Save Money on DOLLS! SEE OURS. Books! Books! | For Children, Cheap. ! OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. Wabasha Street, . : '-Near Sixth Street. 13 New York. Frederick A. Stokes Com pany. $1.25. For sale by the St. Paul Book and Stationery Company.) We are in receipt of some dainty specimens of the Christmas cards of Raphael Tuck & Sons, which are ex tremely attractive of their kind. The 1 color work, especially in certain de j signs of geraniums, asters and pop | pies, is thoroughly admirable, and artistic card-making would seem to | be carried in them to its limit. —Cornelia Atwood Pratt. KID GLOVE SALE 81.00 anil 81.50 Qualities for 75 Gents. A Nic 2 Glove Box FKKR with Gloves at Sl.Ol) ami over. SEE OUR— 10c, 25c and 48c TABLES $1,00 Sterling Silver-Trim- i\~\(. met. Purses, this sale ue^ Over 1,000 Usafiil Articles, Aprons! Mufflers! Ami Everything Useful for Gifts.