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"A Little Wizard," NeTv Edition
of Daudet's "Tartnrln.JJ
In the field of historical romance
ftiere are many able and interesting'
contemporary writers, but there is no
one more charming, more sure of find
ing her way to the reader's heart, than
Mrs. Maud Wilder Goodwin, whose
previous essays in this field have pre
pared the people who take up "White
Aprons" to expect an hour of enjoy
ment. The expectation will be amply
fulfilled. The story deals with the epi
sode in the history of "Virginia known
as Bacon's Rebellion. The hero of the
pretty love story which is put in re
lief against the background of history
Is one of Bacon's officers. The heroine
is the daughter of one of Berkeley's
most influential supporters, and, as
usually happens in such Montague-
Capulet matches, they fall in love un
der circumstances so adverse as to
daunt any patron saint but Cupid.
When the rebellion is ended by the
death of its leader, Maj. Fairfax is
condemned to death, and in the hund
red days' reprieve granted him, Mis
tress Penelope Payne, who is the niece
of no less a personage than the re
spected Samuel Pepys, goes to London
to seek the king's pardon for her lover.
At the court she meets Dryden, Kneller,
Buckingham and other notable folk,
and the chapters detailing her London
exi>eriences are among the best in
the book.
Mrs. Goodwin always handles her
historical material well and effectively,
but.. he is wise in making the human
interest the strongest thing in her
books. The characters which she cre
ates are clearly seen and presented,
and the romance is unusually fresh
and sweet.
("White Aprons," by Maud Wilder Good
win. Boston. Little, Brown & Co, $1.25.
for sale by the St. Paul Book and Sta
tionery company.)
Prof. David H. Wheeler has had
varied editorial and educational expe
rience, besides long residence abroad,
and in his mature years he has writ
ten a book embodying his views of so
ciety and life. It is pleasant to note
that he remains an optimist of the
truest type. That is, he believes the
world is good already, and that so
ciety is on the way to be better. Uto
pia for him is not a dead level of
socialistic inaneness, but a place where
culture leads to character, and char
acter is the finest thing in the world.
The world was not organized for well
fed animals, but all the animalism
must, in one way or another, be starved
out of man that he may come to his
inheritance. The "remnant" belongs
no more to a professional class of
saints, but these stalwart inheritors
of the promises are now to be found
In all walks of life. The discussions
are by no means confined to barren
idealities, for our author takes up the
well worn themes, competition, capital,
money, labor, government and ethics,
and he treats them in anything but a
well worn way. He urges the democ
racy of modern wealth, defends the
system of ownership by stocks and
bonds, while decrying the rascality of
their manipulation. All in all, the book
Is wholesome reading, and its attract
ive style makes dull themes attractive,
and difficult themes plain to the un
skilled intelligence.
("Our Industrial Utopia," by David H.
Wheeler. A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago. $1.
For sale by the St. Paul Book and Sta
tionery company.)
Mr. S. Baring-Gould, who is a novelist
of capabilities, has treated the public
very badly In his latest book, "The
Broom-Squire." He has written a nov
el whose gloom is almost unrelieved,
and whose depressing influence Is in
comparably beyond that of mince pie
or Welsh rarebit consumed at mid
night. The comparison is not so un
worthy as it may seem, for the depres
sion brought on by • dyspepsia may
serve as a solemn warning, but that
induced by "The Broom-Squire" is ab
solutely purposeless. Human nature
will stand a good deal of tragedy if
only the tragedy means something. An
ethical intention or a conspicuous
stroke of art will redeem much agony
and leave the reader cheerful at the
end of several hundred pages of gloom,
but the contemplation of misery in
and for itself is a thing from which
the healthy soul shrinks, and poor
Mehitabel's trials, which are only so
much undeserved torture at the hands
of a brute fate, are simply intolerable,
and her pathetic assurance on the last
page that she Is happy is merely ah
insult to the reader's intelligence added
to an injury to his feelings. We pre
dict for "The Broom-Squire" the un
enviable notoriety attaching to the
most harrowing hovel of the year.
("The Broom-Squire," by S. Baring-Gould.
New York. Frederick A. Stokes company.
$1.25. For sale by the St. Paul Book and
Stationery company.)
Another cruel story is Mrs. Clifford's
'A Flash of Summer," but while it is
Half-Off Saie
Slightly Damaged by Water.
Burin? the storm of last week Ihe books
iii our shtjw windows were slightly spat
tered. Many are as good «s now, among
them tho S'cic>cst nnd Best Hooks. To
morrow we place them on sale at
One-Half Off.
Also several sets, including Dickons.
Bulwcr, Thackeray, etc., at a discount of
50 cents per volume. The gilt to[>s only
slightly spattered.
This Is fir) Opportunity
To get books practically pood as new
fit one-half of publishers' prices.
COME I *>s there are but siuglo copies
EARLY I of some titles. . r
NEW BOOKS received hs Eoon as pub
lished. _ . ...... ...
Fflrfh and St. Peter Sis.
more heart-breaking, it Is perhaps less
cruel than Baring-Gould's novel. It has
the touch of poetry, of art, which the
other lacks, and although Mrs. Clif
ford is merciless in denying happi
ness to her heroine, who is not al
lowed even the every-day consolations
of life, much less its larger blessings,
she permits her to keep her belief in
the man she loved, and graciously
gives her death, at the end, to atone for
a brief and bitter life. A few months
of the comfort which comes from the
cessation of causes for absolute mis
ery, a glimpse at an impossible happi
nc-s, an ideal of love and the gift of
death may not seem generous en
dowments for a heroine who would
have been one of the most charm
ing women in recent fiction, if her re
lentless creator had given her a chance
at life, but they are riches compared
to the scant largess granted Mehita
bel, of the "Broom-Squire," so, on the
whole, Mrs. Clifford's Katherlne is not
the absolutely impoverished creature
that at first glance she seems. The
author's style, which is always direct
and pleasing, must be reckoned as an
offset against the subject she has
("A Flash of Su;nmer," by Mrs. W. K.
Clifford. New York. D. Appleton & Co. 50
cents. For sale by the St. Paul Book and
Stationery company.)
A very pleasing volume is the edi
tion of "Tartarin of Tarascon," just is
sued by Macmillan & Co. It is delight
ful to touch and sight, and contains
the original illustrations of De Myr
bach, Rossi, Montegut, and Picard.
To people who like "Tartarin"—and its
popularity would seem to show that
there are inexhaustible thousands of
them—this edition will be a pleasure.
If the present reviewer seems to give
admiration chiefly to the mechanical
part of the book, it is to save the hu
miliating confession that the advent
ures of the famous Tarasconian seem
less amusing than those of Tom Saw
yer, for example.
("Tartarin of Tarascon," by Alphonse Dau
det. New York. Macmillan & Co. $1. For
sale by the St. Paul Book and Stationery
The natives of Normandy have the
reputation of being a grasping, com
mercially minded set, and upon this
fact "Gyp" bases her novel of "Those
Good Normans," which details the fort
unes of the family Dutrac, who buy a
chalet at a Normandy watering place
and cultivate the society of the neigh
boring nobility. The book is a satire;
the characters are coarse and vulgar
folk in spite of the veneer of polish,
and one tires of their company very
soon. They are "all Normans," even
the daughter of the house, a young
woman of some cleverness and a large
dowry, with which she purchases the
hand of an unattractive little count.
The book would have been more artis
tic, as well as-more pleasing, if there
had been introduced some character
to serve as a foil to the hard and
grasping group. But then, satire sel
dom pleases, and "Gyp" has certainly
succeeded in producing in her read
ers' minds a lively feeling of distaste
for the subjects of her irony.
("Those Good Normans," by "Gyp." Chi
cago. Rand, McNally & Co. $1. For sale
by the St. Paul Book and Stationery com
A good novel of the old-fashioned
type is "A Rogue's Daughter." The
people behave as they behave, not be
cause their actions are the legitimate
outcome of their individual characters,
nor because such behavior is usual.up
der the circumstances, but because in
order to tangle and untangle, the plot
the author requires certain actions at
their hands. The reader feels a nat
ural regret at seeing Dick and Delia
Vanrittart—who are reajly very nice
young people—become such puppets in
the hands of their creator, when their
story would have been a better one
if they had been allowed to work out
their own salvation after their father
embezzled a lot of money and ran
away, upon natural lines. The effort
of two young people to repair their
broken lives and show themselves wor
thy of confidence under such circum
stances could not fail to make an in
teresting story, and' Miss Sergeant has
detracted from, rather than added to
the attractiveness of her tale by the
various artificial devices with which
she has rendered their plight more des
perate and their emergence from it
more forced and unnatural. To say
this, however, is not to say that the
story as it stands is not good, but
merely to regret that it is not better.
Miss Sergeant's novels are always mild,
agreeable reading, and "A Rogue's
Daughter" is no exception to the rule.
("A Rogue's Daughter," by Adeline Ser
geant New York. F. A. Stokes Company.
For sale by the E. W. Porter company.)
We know how men and women suf
fer the misfortunes of war, but no
study has yet been made of the dumb
and mystified resentment of a child
whose life has been wrecked by bat
tles whose causes are beyond his com
prehension. The opening chapter of
"A Little Wizard" is especially good
in the glimpses it gives of the mind
of such a child, whose father has been
killed in the parliamentary wars, and
who passes into the possession of the
new owner of the old estates as might
a dog or a horse belonging to the place.
If the story had proceeded upon these
lines, it would have been unique and
Interesting, but perhaps too psycholog
ical for Mr. Weyman's purposes. The
small hero is carried away from his
natural background and made to play
a part in the adventures of his elders.
While by no means one of the au
thor's best or most pretentious tales,
It is a very readable little story.
("A Little Wizard," by Stanley J. Weyman.
New York. R. F. Fenno & Co. 75 cents.)
The author of "Mifesing" had an in
genious idea when it occurred to him
to plant a romance of adventure in
the Sargosso sea, "that great assem
blage of seaweed and floating hulks
that for centuries has been accumulat
ing in the eternal calm of the mid-
Atlantic." , The hero of the tale, one
Capt. Austin Clark, of the tramp
steamer "Caribas," is lured thither by
the only Sargossan who ever left the
colony alive, and Is made a prisoner
by a curious race who Inhabit the
hulks of the derelicts. "Missing" de- j
scribes his life among them for two
years, and his final escape. The au
thor displays a great deal of imagina
tion and ingenuity in his account of
the lives and customs of the Sargos
sans, and the story Is sufficiently en
("Missing," by Julius Chambers. New
York. The Transatlantic Publishing com
pany. $1. Fot sale by the St. Paul Book
and Stationery company.)
Lovell, Coryell & Co. republish, un
der the title of "The Old Settler, the
'Squire and Little Peleg," a number of
humorous character sketches, the
larger number of which first appeared
in the New ¥ork Sun.
The domestic quality of the satire
will doubtless cbrnmend the book to
the wide circle of readers who admire
Josiah Allen's wife and other people
like her.
: ("The Old Settler, the S«uire7ftn4 Little
Pcleg." by Ed. Mott. New • York, LovcU
Coryell & Co. $1. For^ sale by the Bt Panl
Book, and Stationery company.)
Under the tSite o* "The fleart of a-
Boy," Laird & Lee publish a transla
tion of the "Cuore" of Edmondo de
Amicls, which has passed through 165
editions in the original Italian.
("The Heart of a Boy," by Edmondo de
Amicis. Chicago, Laird & Lee. $L For
sale by the St Paul Book and Stationery
company.) —Cornelia Atwood Pratt.
Literary Notes.
The name of the last new monthly is El-
Hot's Magazine, and It is printed in Chicago.
Ameng other interesting matter It contains
a sketch and portrait of Mrs. Nicholson, of
the New Orleans Picayune; an address on
"Public Conscience," by Luther Laflin Mills;
an illustrated article on the Chicago art in
stitute, and an account of the early expe
riences of Bill Nye.
Houghton, Mifflin & Co. have arranged for
the American publication of the unpublished
Letters of Victor Hugo. These will probably
be comprised in two volumes, the first con
taining (1) Hugo's letters to his father while
studying in Paris; (2) a charming group
written to his young wife; (3) an interesting
series to his confessor, Lamennais; (4) letters
about some of his volumes, "Hernanl," "Le
Roi s'amuse," etc.; (5) to his little daughter,
Leopoldine; and (6) a very interesting serlss
to Sainte-Beuve, who was in love with Moe.
Hugo. The second will include his letters in
exile to Ledru-RolHn, Mazzlni, Garibaldi and
Lamartine, with many of curious autobio
graphical and literary interest.
The Transatlantic Publishing company an
nounce for publication scon "Memories of a.
Little Girl," by Winifred Johnes; "A Society
Woman on Two Continents," by Mrs. James
Maekin; "Lo-To-Kah, the Ute," by Verner Z.
One of the most amusing features of the
May Lark is the "wings," which are devoted
to advertisements, apparently written by the
editor, and clever enough to excite the live
liest interest in the things advertised. It is,
however, a mistake to have advertisements
too clever, as, by contrast, the articles ad
vertised are likely to seem stale, flat and un
There's no use in having good ideas If you
can't throw them away when you want to,
but if the author of the "Vivette" tales had a
commercial instinct in his soul he would never
have wasted the magnificent idea of a "Bu
reau of Romance" on a magazine sketch.
Mrs. Everard Coteis (Sara Jeannette Dun
can) has sent from her Calcutta home a
novel of social and official life in India called
"His Honour, and a Lady," which repre
sents this popular author's most finished and
successful wurk. The serial publication in
England was secured by W. W. Astor for
the Pall Mall Magazine, and the Interest
which the story has aroused in the course
of its serial publication indicates its decided
success when it appears In book form. The
story differs from most Anglo-Indian novels
in that the native life Is not made conspicu
Anson D. F. Randolph & Co. will publish
immediately "White Hatin and Homespun,"
a short novel by Katrina Trask, whose suc
cessful volume of "Under King Constantine
is now in its fourth edition. With the ex
ception of stories which have appeared in
magazines, this Is Mrs. Trask's first prose
On Our Book Table.
From the St. Paul Book and Stationery
Macmillan & Co. New York. "An Ethical
Movement," by W. L. Slwid-m. $1.75.
"Through Jungle and Desert," by William
Astor Chanler. $5.
A. E. Cluctt & Co. New York. "Marjory
Moore," by Adeline Sergeant. ?1. "Conjugal
Amenities," by Delta. $1.
From the E. W. Porter company.
F. A. Stokes company. New York. "An
Engagement," by Sir Robert Peel. 50 cents.
"A Rogue's Daughter," by Adeline Sergeant.
From the publishers:
Little. Brown & Co. Bosr.on. "White
Aprons," by Maud Wilder Goodwin. $1.25.
Rand, McNally & Co. Chicago. "The
White Virgin," by George Manvllle Fenn.
25 c6nts.
Charles H. Kerr & Co. Chicik'O. "The
Mercantile Agencies Against Commerce," by
William Yates Chirm. 25 cents.
Uliat Will Be Dubbed Correct by
the Women of Fashion.
Blue canvas, lined with shot orange silk,
and' trimmed on tho waist with stripes of
copper, gold and silver embroidery, is very
good style, and a dark blue alpaca gown has
a plain waist with a blouse front, opening
wide over another blouse of changeable green
and blue silk, embroidered on either edge
with green and gold braid. This, In turn, Is
open down the front to show a narrow vest
of cream lace over white satin, and the col
lar of silk has a frill of lace falling over it,
with a cravat bow of lace in front. A gray
mohair dress has a bodice of embroidered
white batiste, with a plait of mohair edged
with white braid down the front, and with
this, instead of a cape, Is a short, sleeveless
jacket, hanging in two box plaits, belted
across the back with a narrow white leather
band, which passes through the side seam
to fasten across the waist in front. Nar
row bias bands of black satin are used to
trim blue alpaca gowns, and are set on In
rows round the skirt. One model has two
wide box plaits In the front of the waist,
tapering to a belt of black satin and trimmed
crosswise with the satin bands, upon which
are tiny steel buttons. Between the plaits
is a vest of white tucked batiste trimmed
with lace, and the drooping sleeves have large
loops of black satin ribbon falling from the
shoulders. A batiste collar and cravat com
plete the costume. Black canvas made over
green silk, and finished with a tartan plaid
ribbon belt and collar, and some yellow lace
on the waist In front, Is a very desirable com
Plaid ribbons are quite the thing with plain
materials, but plaid silk waists made exactly
like the cotton shirt waists, with a yoke in
the back and a lull front, aro the latest
fancy in this particular and popular article
of dress. Checked and finely striped taffeta
silks are used for these waists, and the spe
cial novelty is the stiff white linen coTlar and
cuffs worn with them. These are adjustable,
of course, and if they are not becoming the
neck may be finished with a turned-over col
lar of the silk, or a black satin stock with
the" piping of white on the edge, and a nar
row black satin cravat tied around this with
a stiff little bow In front. Others are fin
ished with a plain ribbon collar and bow In
the back and a ribbon belt.
One very stylish shirt of reseda green silk
Is worn with a black silk tie, three gold studs
down the front, and a gold belt. Either gold
or sliver buttons are a feature of the decora
tion, which must not be ignored if you would
have a success. This sort of waist- Is very
useful with the black coat and skirt tailor
made dress which Is so popular this season,
and worn quite as much by young women as
by those of more mature years. In fact, the
black gpwn Is a leading favorite with'the
girls who are not yet out of their teens. It
makes such an effective background for all
the pretty vests their fancy can devise that
it needs, no other recommendation. Black and
white effects, which never seem to go out of
fashion, are as popular as ever, and white
silks with black stripes are well represented
among the lriiported gowns.
Kenan's Library.
French papers announce the offer for sale of
the library of Renan. The library is divided
Into two parts, the first including the Orient
al library.to whose collection Renan paid great
attention, and containing books on the phil
ology and. history af the Oriental laguages.
The second part contains books on general
philology, classical studies, the middle ages,
etc. Renan himself expressed a desire thai
the library, in case it should be sold, should
be disposed of In a block, or at least the books
In the Oriental part be kept together. But
unless an offer Is received by Jan. 1, 1896, the
books will be sold separately.
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jfouß whist cornehl
We had something to say Jsjet week on the
subject of finesse fn partner § suit; a far more
Important and difficult subject is the question
of finesse in the player's own suit; North has
ace, jack and two small Qf^feplain suit; he
turns a card which indicates that he has one
more of the suit; East and West play cards
that convey no Information; shall North finesse
or not 7 Wo favor a very conservative rule on
this point, believeing that miny tricks are
lost by taking the finesse in sjjjjjations similar
to this; if North is strong enouSi in trumps so
that, If the finesse loses, hs;tßui see a good
chance of making the best card afterwards by
exhausting the trumps, then the finesse is
justifiable; so perhaps if North has tenaces in
both the other suits with moderate trump
strength, but ordinarily we consider It trick
winning to put up the best card on the second
round. The question of finessing on the first
rcund of your own suit led by your partner
from weakness, or of passing a strengthening
card led by him, is still a different variety of
finesse; of course the player la justified in
refusing to play the best card In these cases
much more often, for the danger of losing It Is
much less. For instance, third hand may,
from king, jack and others, pass the ten or
nine led by .partner, or play jack or a smaller
card led; when holding ace, jack and others,
he is bound to pass ten led by partner, and
holding ace, queen, ten and others, he may
pass the nine led or piay the ten on a smaller
card. These are a few of the many instances
where deep finesse on the first round of the
player's own suit is justifiable; of course, a
good player will be largely governed by the
fall of the cards and his own hand, and it is
impossible to make rules that will be of much
The forced finesse Is, strictly speaking, not
a finesse, for no chances are taken—the play
can not lose; a common example is this:
North leads a small spade from queen, ten
and two others; South plays king and wins
the trick; he Teturns a small on?. West plays
small, and North plays the ten, not the
queen, for the ace must be with East; if East
j has the jack also, the play of the ten will do
no harm; but if West has jark, North's
ten forces the ace, and he is left with
tp< best card of the suit. E^en when third
band cannot cover the card -played by
second hand without playing the second best
card of the suit, the forced finesse must be
made; for example: North leads fourth best
from queen, nine and thrap small; South
wins with king and returnsrthe eight, which
West covers with the ten; Nfcrth knows that
South has neither jack nor arp, that East has
ace and that jack is with-»Wc.~t or with East;
North must not cover with queen, for ace
may be alone In East's Sand, in which case
it must fall and North's^sflit is established,
while if he played queen, the jack, if with
West, would have been made good. The
forced finesse player must however watch
the fall of the cards, and be careful that he
does not allow himself to be underplayed;
for example, suppose South played the ten
on North's lead of a low card from queen,
nine and three small, and that West won,
with king; South gets In and returns the
eight; in this case the jack is placed in
East's hand; the ace may be there also, but
there is a chance that West is holding it up;
North therefore plays queen, for if he does
not, jack will surely win the trick; this situ
ation arises most frequently In trumps where
second hand will rarely play the best on the
second round if he has a smaller one. Situ
ations similar to these are constantly aris
ing In many different forms, and the best
rule is to note the fall of the cards and use
common Bense and reason.
DEAL 13.
The Hands-
North—Spades, A, Q, 5; hearts, C, 3; club 3,
Q 10, 5, 2; diamonds, A. Q, 7. East—Spades,
6, 3; hearts, A, 7, 5, 2; clubs, A, 6, 3; dia
monds, 9, 8, 6, 3. South^Spades, J, 10, 8, 7,
2; hearts, Q, 9, Si ciubs. X, 7; diamonds, X,
J, 2. West—Spades, X, 9, 4; hearts, X, J, 10,
4; clubs, J, 8, 4; diamonds, 10, 5, 4. Queen
of clubs trump. Leader, Bast.
The Play-
Table 1. Table 2.
Duluth, North and St. Paul, North and
South. South.
N. E. S. W. N. E. S. W.
3h 2h 8h *Kh Ch 2h 8h *Kh
6h ♦Ah 9h 4h 3h *Ah 9h lOh
7d 6h *Qh lOh 5s 7h *Qh Jh
*Qs 3s 7s 4s 2c *Ac Xc 4c
5c 3c *Xc 4c 7d 5h *7c 4h
Qc *Ao 7c 8c *Ad 3d 2d 4d
*Qd 9d Jd 4d *Qc 3c 2s Jc
10c 6c 8s *Jc *9c 6c 7s 8c
*2c Th 10s Jh Qd 6d *Kd 5d
*Ad 3d 2d 5d Qs 8d *Jd lOd
*As 6s 2s 9s *As 3s 8s 9s
*9c 6d Js lOd *10c 9d 10s 4s
5s Sd Kd *Ks *5c 6s Js Ks
Score: North and Score: North and
South, 8. South, 10.
Table 1—
Trick 3—North is fcrcecT T.o discard. Of
course there is no real choice between the
small diamond and the small spade, but we
firmly believe in playing the theoretically cor
rect card, even though there Is no choice; if
called upon to choose a lead between two suits
of exactly the same cards, except that one con
tains a five spot and the other a four, we
should in all cases lead from the former, al
though the chances are absolutely equal; so,
in the case of this discard, the spade is the
weaker of the two suits, and the correct card
Is the five of spades.
Trick C—A fine illustration' of how not to
play whist: North's play of queen with ace
marked with East to a certainty is unworthy
of him. Note our remarks on the forced
finesse in another part of thisicolumn.
Table 2—
Tricks 1-2—North calls for trumps. He
has fine suport for his partner, in either spades
or diamonds, and wants the trumps out.
Trick 3—North discards the five of spades.
Trick 4—South answers the, trump call.
Trick s—East's5 —East's lead of another heart Is
weak, as South will Irump and North discard,
but as the cards lay no harm Is done. A
spade up to North's declared weakness Is the
best lead. North here discards his small dia
mond, retaining ace and queen alone of each
suit; North has no Indication as yet as to his
partner's suit, and does not want to be left
with but the ace of spades, If that happens
to be Souths suit.
Trick 6—South leads from his king, jack
and deuce 'of diamonds in preference to his
five-card spade suit, for the reason that
North has shown greater strength In dia
monds, but South does not lead king, as he
thinks It likely that North has but two dia
monds left, his discard of a diamond Indi
cating a probability of two honors in each
suit. North must play ace, for If he plays
queen, he will be compelled to lead from his
ace and queen of spades, if queen wins the
Trick 7—At trick five, West carelessly play
ed the Jack of clubs, but corrected the error
In time to save a revoke, the Jack of clubs
becoming an exposed card liable to be called.
Ntrth exacts the penalty at this point.
Trick 9—North returns queen of diamonds,
which South overtakes with king, and North
discards his queen of spades on Souths Jack
of diamonds. Even if South bad not held
jack of diamonds, It would have been his play
to overtake with king. for/U he does not.
North will be forced to lead* spades, and we
think the development fairly indicates to
South that North holds !ap» and queen of
spades. \ i"
The following deal is WauClfully played by
St. Paul West at Table 1: V
The Hands— SS«
North—Spades, J, 7, 4,*rfcßarts, A, 9, 5, 2;
clubs, 10, 8. 6; diamonds, X, 3. East—Spades,
A, X, Q, 8, 6, 5, 3; hearts, 8. 4, 3; clubs, 2;
diamonds, A, Q. South —Spades, none; hearts,
X, Q, J, 7; clubs, A, X, Q, 4; diamonds,. 10
8, 7, 6, 5. West—Spades, 10, 9; hearts, 10, 6;
clubs. J, 9, 7, 5, 3; diamonds, J, 9, 4, 2. Three
of. diamonds trump. Leader, East.
The Play-
Table L 1 . .Table 2.
Duluth, North and Sfc Paul, North and
South. South. *
N. E. S. W.N. E. S. W.
3s Qs *&d 9s 2b 8h *Jh 6h
Kd "Ad fid 2d Kd •Ad Cd 23
is Ks *7d 10s 3s Qs »6d 9s
6c 2c *Ko 6c «d " »Qd 7d 4d
3d *&& lOd Jd 4s Ks *>8d 10s
7s As *8d 6h 6c 3c *Ke 8c
8c 3h *Qc .7c 8c 3b. *Qc .§c
5h 4h «Kh 16h *Ab 4b Qb 10b
2h th 3h *4d9Jn. 5j Kh *»5d
Mo 2s 'Ac .Jc *10c 2s 1c 9c
9h Ss Qh *»9d 5h 6s 75 *Jd
Js 6s 4c •»frfs 8a ; *Ac fc
Ah 8s • Jh *te Js .As *10d .Jc
-Score: North and ... Scorej North arid
.South, 7. South, 8.
Table 1—
'Trick I—Should South trump? We think so,
for, while the trick is perhaps a doubtful one,
yet Souths hand cannot be benefited by a
Trick 2—While Souths trump lead is a trifle
dangerous, in view of the strong spade suit,
yet we think It the best lead he has.
Trick 3—East wisely continues the spades
to force the strong trump hand.
Trick s—South's trump hand has been
ruined by the two forces, and there is little to
be gained by the continuation of the trump
lead. West, having jack and nine, rightly
covers the ten.
Trick 6—East continues his forcing tactics,
even giving up the command of spades to do
so. Thl3 Is the best thmg East has to do.
He wants to make sure of killing Souths
hand. West makes an exceedingly pretty play
by refusing to over-trump South; he reasons
thus: South had five small trumps, four clubs
and no spades; he therefore must have four
hearts, and from his persistency in leading
trumps, they must be strong ones; the jack
of spades is against East, and, in order to
make that suit. East must have two re-entry
cards in hearts, which is hardly possible; so
that if West overtrumps, he can do nothing
but lead a club up to Souths strength, where
as if he discards, he gets rid of a worthless
card and South will probably lead a high club
and render the establishment of the suit possi
ble for West, with the aid of his two long
trumps, both of which will probably be neces
sary cards to this end, as the drop of the
clubs on the next lead will probably induce
South to avoid a third round, thus making
it impossible for South to make his clubs, un
less he can get the lead twice, once to establish
the suit and again to make the established
Trick 7—Perhaps South ought to be warned
to keep away from the club suit, but West's
pitfall is very hard to see, and South can
not be blamed for falling into It.
Trick B—Of course South now sees the dan
ger, and stops the club lead, but it is too
Trick 10—West has watched tho fall of the
clubs and finishes the adversaries with a
well delivered blow; he marks the ten alone
with North and the ace and four with South,
and leads jack, to catch the ten and ace to
gether; they fall as planned, and West brings
in his two long clubs, a pretty ending of a
prettily played hand.
Table 2—
Trick I—This Is short-suitism with a ven
geance". South wins the trick and thinks the
lead' Is a regular one from ace, ten, nine,
eight, but North knows better, as he has
ace and nine, and East must hold king, queen
and ten, if" his eight was a fourth-best card,
from which holding he would not have led
a low card.
Trick 3—East now leads his suit, which
South trumps.
Trick 4—South goes ahead with the trumps.
Tricks 6-7—South dares not lead trumps
again, and starts his club suit.
Trick B—South marks five clu,bs with West
and stops the lead, switching to the heart
Trick 9—North wins, and returns the heart
to force West and make him lead a club.
Trick 10—West could make another trick
by leading jack of clubs, which he clearly
ought to do.
The eleventh game of the Wednesday pro
gressive pair contest brought out only five
tables. Metcalf and Fetter captured the
weekly high-score badges, with 4.2 points
above the average. Buford and Zenzius were
high East and West, with 3.8 points plus.
There Is but one more game of the present
series, and unless Brlggs and Briggs make
a killing next Wednesday night, Buford and
Zenzius will wear the club championship
medals. The standing of the teams which
have played in seven or more of the games
and have plus scores. Is here given:
Buford and Zenzius, eleven games.. 36.R7
Briggs and Briggs, seven games...) 31.10
Metcalf and Fetter,*seven games 24.17
Miller and Sanders, eight games 13.01
Taylor and Wellams, eight games 4.34
Fiske and Countryman, eleven games.., 1.0
A new tournament will be started after the
conclusion of the present one, and It is pro
posed to conduct It according to a scheme by
which the individual record of each player
vail be obtained instead of the record of
the different pairs. The idea is a good one
and ought to make the Wednesday night
games more popular than ever.
Mrs. Countryman and Mrs. Schconmaker
won the honors in the second game of the
ladies' whist tournament. Eight tables par
ticipated. Mr. and Mrs. Countryman, playing
the East and West hands, making a plus
score of ten, and Mr. Buford and Mrs.
Schoonmaker, North and South, securing
seven points above the average for the North
and South hands.
—George L. Bunn.
Grape Canvas tlie Very Ma
terial for This Season.
A very choice material Is ♦he new "grape
canvas." It is semi-transparenc and Hilky
In appeariice. The prettiest way to nuke It
up is over thfl brightest shad-is of .silk or
satin. Sil* i>s most appreciate! for the sum
mer, beinp of co much light's* weight lh;tn
satin. Braidir? is often introduced into tli<se
bodices, forming the revers or vest. In
many instances a corsage of lace embroidery
will be found to give a very effecMve finish
to these dressy gowns.
White and flowered muslins will also hold
a fair position among fashions by reason of
their being so cool, besides forming delight
fully "chic" gowns part.cnla.ry suitable to
young girls. A charming arrangement of
this fabric I saw at Mr. Rodfern's a few
days ago I have much pleasure In Introduc
ing to you In the first sketch:
This gown is made with full pleated skirt
all round", and has two rows of fine lace In
sertion, one aboutan inch from the hem, and
one about four Inches jtpart. The full-drawn
waist has wide frills falling over the shoul
ders, edged with lace to match that on tho
skirt A small ruffle encircles the threat,
while the sleeves ore puffed to the o! tow,
from whence they are wrinkled Jjwn to the
wrist like a Id*g glove. A pretty willow
green ribbon finishes the waist, and adds
much to the dainty effect of still* lady-like
little frock.
Returning to our former subject, let ras tell
you about a marvelousry attractive dress I
saw at this Ifine WHRHtAtttot, which was
Ladies' and Men's Fine Shoes
Sole Agents for Hattnn & Son Ladies'
Man-Fashion Shoes. All the latest New
York Styles in Black and Tan Leathers.
Ladies' Fine Shoes,
$2,00, $2.50, $3.00, $3.50, $4.00, $5.00
and $6.00.
Men's Fine Shoes,
$2.00, $2,50, $3.00, $3,50, $4.00, $5.00,
$6.00, $7,00 and $8.00.
We have still many Broken Lots from our old
stock, which we will sell at
One lot of Ladies' Shoes, sizes i, i%, 2 and
2%, all widths, $5.00, $4.00 and $3.00 Shoes,
which we will close out at
QQ Cents.
an exact copy of a Paris model of the latest
style. It was made entirely of this r-,'aoe
canvas, which the French call "lin-m," over
a glace silk of mixed mauve and red,
which, of course, was only dimly visible
through this semi-transparent material; the
linen of the bodice was masked in a beauti
ful embroidery in silver 1 ' and gold mixed
with several shades of green and finished at
the throat und wrists with full bands of wil
low green velvet. The hat destined to be
worn with this extremely elegint crstumo
was a green straw, covered with Bus; ian
violets and green tulle, with two natuial
Paradise feathers falling like wings on each
side. The turned up back is the feature of
the hats this season, with caehepi'.'gnes of
leaves, llowers or choux of mauy-colored
For yachting and any good, substantial
wear, linen cannot be surpassed. It is to
be had In many delicate shades, among
which a very "taking" combination will be
found in making up the pale blue and tan
together, or butter color and a dark shade
of brown. The coat and skirt represented
In our second illustration for this week com
bines cream with dull light blue, the full
skirt of which Is plain, with the exception
of a blue band about an inch wide round the
bottom, on the top of which are three rows
of dead white braid, forming a very pretty
and simple finish. The double-breasted coat
has wide sailor collar scalloped out all round
and braided In a like manner. Sliver anchor
buttons decorate and form fastenings for the
front In this case a white sflk shirt waist
Is worn beneath the coat, and a small bow
tie at the throat. A girl possessing two or
three of these suits and a variety of shirt
waists may consider herself well dressed, for
they wash splendidly and come out looking
fresh as ever and always dressy.
—Le Baron De Bremont.
Would Be a Trusted Coartier.
Sir Robert Peel, brother of the late speak
er of the British house of commons, was
noted for his "sharp tongue." On one occa
sion an Irish member, heated In debate,
shouted out that "If he could pass the char
ter he wouldn't care If Satin were "king!"
Sir Robert bowed courteously and mildly ex
pressed his belief "that when the honorable
member should be under the sovereign of his
choice he would enjoy the full confidence of
the crown."
Spring Decorations.
The possible resources of spring table dec
oration are eagerly welcomed by hostesses
•fteary of winter roses and orchids. The love
ly though not showy arbutus Is most affect
ive arranged in lowglass bowls and dishes,
and should noi^^^^ej&hejmed by the use
of any other flowr sjr^alL ornament. Daffo
dils In silver hpwls-^n pate-green gauze, or
in gilded baskets on a mat of silver-gray
velvet, are a happy combination for the pol
ished table of luncheon or Buaim'y nlgjit,
tea. Another scheme U the us*> of red aria
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crown Bvo, bound In fine library stylo, gilt
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Two delightful volumes about one of the
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Price, $1.50.
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white tulips or red tulips and white rarclssl
In towls and Jars or quaint sabots or other
vessels.of blue and white pottery. The can
dle shade should be red and the candlesticks
of old silver or Delft. If the dining room la
fitted In old oak and Delft effects, so much
the better. The pure Delft scheme Is really
richest when tho fittings of the room are of
dark polished wood. A bed room may have
furnishings to match throughout, but a din
ing room becomes oppressively monotonous If
so arranged.
It appears that dancing as a polite pas
time Is going out of fashion. Some one haa
just published a book in London on the de
cline of dancing, and says that some one els*
has explained the sole trouble to lie with
tbe iscn, who come to the ball room doors
unwilling to exert themselves, which per
versity one might expect to be a symptom,
but hardly an excuse. Men are not more in
dolent than they were. Sir Augustus Harris
lately remarked with some contempt th:.t the
barn dance of the modern ball room is a
true gauge of the contemporary taste and
that In Paris the cotillion has degenerated
into a childish romp, In which the gentlemen
trot on paplcr-macho hobbyhorses and break
a pasteboard lanco for the lady. It would
seem that the amateurs of poetry of motion
bare some reason tacornplate.
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