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IN WOMAN'S R£AL,M.
WAR NOTES. One of the first women to offer h?r services to the Red Cross was Miss Cecil Charles, the Spanish-American author, who has lived ia Cuba and is an ardent worker lor the Cub&a cause. Pfce says: "The first flsht is neirly over. The construction cf the new republic la our work--a work that may be participated in by a woman, I trast, wi'hout sham-' or blame to her." It is said that an artist in New Y.Tk Is to have t!:c Bag pole of the Maine. If this is true the yi-ung w.,man will be the envy of all relic-seekers. Three presidents <>f the Uui'ed Sta:e -, \l/.., Atfams. Jefferson and Monroe, di-d Jnly 4. Maxim, -listurbed by the rlngiug of bells ad booming of cannon, was asked if he knew the cati;-.'. "Oh, yes," he replied, "i: is the Fcu:th o' July. God bess it!" In the course of the ('ay he said: "It is a rl> ri ms Jay." Jilfertcn was breittlisg his last at the same momant and With aim st hU final breath u.-U. .1 if it were not the Fourth. FEDERATION ECHOES. Mrs. Anna W. Longstreth, of Philadelphia. has great confidence in the efficacy of the MHS. AlilCS ASIUIRY ABPOTT. y^^ a%^£^\ Mrs. Abbott, who was nom:r.at<d for trustee cf the Illinois state university, has been a resident of Chicago since '71. She was for tw.i pcari cditc!» of the National Scientific Journal, and ia a regular contributor to club to bring about a fuller development of woman's powers. She says: "It is the club that shall be the ins-.-n- ! ment in our hands for iirodu 'ing i higher manliness and womanlin -=s. pure government, better education, simpler and mere reasonable ways oC living and greater opportunity for broader, richer and tullsr life. It shall lift us out of our petty ■eU-OOaactoUHM M a:id narrow sensitive ness and teach us practical, straightforward, candid leccotta of everyday life. , "The old wail of woe that the home suffers | neglect and the wife und mother is lost in the club ::iember seeking to reform the world at the sa' TinYe of her own home has had ''■» day, and the scoffer has had evidence enough that tin 1 home is made a better one through the larger life of its qutt n. "If the .-lub makes the woman sunnier and I blighter, argues Mrs. Longs treth; '"th 'n the , home i.-> sunnier and brighter, tco.» If it giv<_» , h«'.- higher ideas tiian m< rely the domes- ' mending and the dtnner-getting, then there j will be a subtle something felt which shall add a flavor of strength and warmth to the I household." While spia'rting of the relative advantage in I ttu> club of many departrru nts ai;d in the oiub of one. Mrs. Longttreth says: ' "The club that has lived tiie longest ami j prospered the beat, so far as I know, is the ! club which ha 3 all departments, but exists for I not ono alone. The important thing is to keep up the active interest of a diversified ' membership, and to do this all the avenues mutt be opened and k^-pt in good repair by 1 means of healthy exercise. I think the time ; has passid when we L -an be content with a j cub ihdt is only literary. There is an in- . t< nse uprising toward better municipal condi- i liens. !r. every community there is something ! to bo done — cither th-' schools need attention or there is a demand tor a tree library. or there are city parks and sunim?r playgrounds , needtd. So that every club should have its pubHc interests committee cs its agent in working up these needed retorms or improve- i mtnts. The social and literary d.-partm nts have their impoitant place, but should not j ab.-crb all of the club life. I think the women j of our country are no longer witting to waik ; dirty thoroughfares on their way to their club i house, or to allow abuses In the schools or I mismanagement to prevail in their local gov- | eminent while they sit still and study Brown irs; m Shakespeare over the tea cups. Let us relax cnrselvea over Browning and the tea i cups, hut let the aim and purpose cf our club | be not on:-.- stlf-improvtnnnt and se!f-in- i dills;, nee, !;ut for improving and brnefHing the whok- community in every way possible."' M:nr<vota ha=e received a wee bit of reccg- j nition from the national federation, inasmuch ; as Miss Evans, of Northfield. has been made ! chairman of the educational committee of the general federation. An "Art Depart ment" is a new pha.se of the national or ganisation. Boston, New York and Milwaukee have sent urgent invitations to the federation for the next biennial. The acceptance has baen ieft with the new board. It is ri.rfl that there were over l.non dele gates ■y^'fiie general federation biennial at Denver., :md that, added to this number, there \fcyfe over ?,,000 visiting club women In atte^4**'' c - The biennial has been an expensive affair. Mrs. Longstreth, of Philadelphia, chairman of the programme committee, has said that tho ' literary programme alone of the bi ennial cost $2,000. There were many women of many minds in Denver, and quite a little discussion arose regarding the reason of the great expense of the biennial. While all wanted the affair conducted on tho most liberal, free-handed scale, they maintain that there is a distinc tion between generosity and extravagance- Mrs. Hc-nrotin, after four years' experience as president, declares that not less than $10,000 should be appropriated biennially for the general federation. One of the most observed of the many dis tinguished women in Denver wa3 Mrs. Will iam J. Bryan, who was a delegate from her own club. Sorosis, of Lincoln, aud attentions were showered upon her by the Nebraska women who seemed proud of her. A prominent person at Denver was Mrs. Calvin S. Brice, who traveled in her own private car. She was a fraternal delegate from the George Washington Memorial asso ciation, and. it was said, put in her ap pcaranco to help some of the ladies of the G. W. M. A. VIEWS AND NEWS. Havelock Ellis, the English scientist, says enough flattering things about the intrinsic superiority of woman to satisfy even the most exacting of the new women. He prac tically declares her flist in invention, in gov ernment and In brains. To prove which he asserts that: "Her very ane'ent digging Etick is now a plow; her rude carrying str.^p over her aching forehead is now the rail rcad train; her woman's boat, the ocean steamship; her stone handmill, the <osly roller mill; her simple scraper for, softening hides, the great tanneries and shoe factories; her distaff and weftstick. the power loom; her clay and smooth pebble, the potter's wheel; her sharpened stick and bundle of hairs are nil the appara U3 of the pla-^' 0 ai d pictorul arts. • ♦ • In the early history of art. language, social life and religion, women were tte industrial, rlaborative, con eanntttve half of society. Ail the peaceful arts of today were once woman's peculiar province. Along the lines of industrialism she was pioneer, inveutor, author, origi nator." After dealing with the stubborn fact that men have by weight more luvi; s thau wonun (by stating two prooortions. via., woman's brain is to man's brain as UO Is to 10); and her weight to his weight as 80 to 100) re turns to the subject of women in politics, holding John Stuart Mills' view that, "among nil races and In all parts of the world women have ruled bill tantly and wl h ptrfect control over even the lr.ost fierce and turbulent horde?." He y«ys: "Whenever their education has been suffl clcnt'y sound and broad to enable them to free themselves from fads and sentimentali t'es, women probably possess In at least as high a degree as man the power of dialing with the practical questions of politics." Lady Arnold, whose family name is Kuro kawa Taiua, which means "jewel of tha dark standard literary and scientific periodicals. In addition she is a translator of no small mprlt. Mrs. Abbott is en honor to intelligent women, being thoroughly modest and ladylike in her mr.nner. river," was bjrn at - .Sesdal, Japan, Marly thirty years ago. Her ladyship :s a typical Japanese beauty, and is the idol of her uctei husband. Sir Edwin Arnold. In toe trlvdu-y of her own household she wears the kimona and the other graceful articles 'of attire pe culiar to her native land, but on her publ c appearances or when entertaining gue.-t; she appears in conventional costume. Lady Arn old has the distinction of being the on'.y Japanese woman who -bears an English title. To secure absolute independence owe no one a dollar. Madame Wagner attended the performance of "Tristan" in London recently for the pur pose of hearing M. Jean de Reszke and Mile Termir.a. The British museum has secured for its reading rctm a fac simile of the original man uscript of Bret Uarte's poem, "The Heathen Chinee," which first appeared in the Over land Monthly, of San Francisco, In Sep.e;i.b;r Ibid. In order to get the "local color" for hi* book. '•Hannibal's Daughter," Col. Haggard brother of Rider Haggard, vi.-lte.i all the principal battlefields of the great Carthagen-t ian. A writer' in the Kngllsh Illustrated Mag azine puts forth some conclusive prco? that the Duke of Fife, claiming to be descended from the o!den Thanes of Fife, who played an important role in ancient Scottish history under the patronymic cf Macduff, is really dts.ended from a small farmer in ScotlaLd. whose wife less than two hundred years e.%0 used to ride to market with her wares. Gen. Hernandez, the rebel leader in Vene zuela, who was recently captured, his been wounded in battle eighteen times, has been captured by the enemy twenty times, and was for some time an exile in Cuba. It is amusing to note with what enthusiasm the Chinese in this country celebrate the Fourth, withou: knowing or caring about its meaning. It is oniy another evidence of their imitative character, although the imitation in this ease is better than the original, for they burn more fireworks and make more noise than ever existed, even in the American im agination. The Princess of., Wales, for the first time in her life, opened recently a bazar for a Roman Catholic charity. It Is In aid of the Norwood Orphanage for Girls, conducted by the Sisters of Mercy. To dispense with ceremony is the most del icate mode of conferring a compliment. — Bul wer. The truly generous is truly wise, and he who loves not others lives unblest.— Home. The MHiiien-Widows. A Russian society woman knows only one thing— fashion. Art is a stranger to her bhe ioves admiration and flirtation but her j heart remains coid, though she may be burn nig other hearts with the fire of her eyes Nowhere is woman more dangerous than in Russian society. To begin, a Russian girl Seeks a husband only for the position he , gives her. Matrimony is only a Question of , lashion. and if a Russian glr'l canmat find a husband within a reasonable time she can fill no pla^e in good society, and she is ridi cu.ed by all her acquaintances; thus, she watches with agony the approach of the end of her youth. Every tentative is thus made to win the grand prize of matrimony. Even her friends are as anxious as she ia and as fearsome lest she may become an old maid Then, when all efforts have failed, when no more hope remains, she takes advantngp of the sole remedy left to her, "maiden widow hood." She travels. She goes to Paris and Nice. She stays away three or four years maybe, then returns to Russian society no longer an eld maid, nor even a wife bin a widow. Nobody asks whom she married nor bow she become a widow. She is a widow that suffices. And as a widow she is received' T.m r es"He7ald. an<i '— ™««^. - Chicago WOMEN STUDENTS. A "marriage school" Is the latest develop ment in the German* educational system The idea is that after a girl has been en gaged in Intellectual/study she is unfit to undertake the duties of wife and mother un less she finish Mftther education with short, practical course in household econom ics. The higher education of women has been slowly gaining, ground in Germany, and this move to finish, rather than-to begin' and t:id with housekeeping. Is in the Hne of advance. There ia a movement on foot in England to est.ibllsh a memorial scholarship for girls la the high school at Winchester. This THE ST. PAUL GLOBK SUNDAY JULY 3, 1898. is in honor of Charlotte Yonge. the authoress, who Is seventy-five years old. Sac has mad 3 murh money cut of her writing of books lor girls. and has always been generous in her charities. A fund of $30,000 is being raised for the above scholarship. Schools Kilty Yeara Ago. Fifty years ago the publi .: schoaU were known as free schools, and few children were sent to them whose parents cou d afford the "select" institution. Girls went um\ ; those small acihocls away ta hoarding sch»j-,s, I while their brothers were aptvrentictxl to i rispected traces, or, now snU then, a lad of great promise was "tutored" lor college. A school at Patterson and the Friends I school. In Dutchess county. known as the "NMne Pardnsr3," w.re famous. T. re "expencoV at the Bethisda school was --112 doUars 50 cents per arm..' 1 Ohe school year consisting of forty-eight weeks, an evidence of the changed rates of provision and labor. It said of itself in a local newspaper: At this seminary are taught reading (with propriety), spelling, grammar, writing, arith metic, geography, the us*' of Uie glotes and maps, plain work, muslin work, tambour, lace work, embroidery in a very sup. rijr j style; cloth work, print work, paper nias'.iee. i marking, darning, mending siik stockings, filegree raised and Cat. ait 112 dollars 50 cants per arm. French and drawing, extra charges. Many other things too numerous to mention are also taught. No expense has been spared to procure assistants, and ren der the place agreeaib'o; and the healthi ness of it can be no longer doubted. Mnntci-yiei-cs to lie Sold. The American Art association would have exhibited and sold in the spring the valu able collection of paintings, antique furni ture, rugs and bric-a-brac, belonging to Sonor de Mendonca, the Brazilan Minister to the United States, had it not been for the out break of hostility. The tale had been planned for the spring because tho minister was re called from Washington l>y vis governnmet to represent Brazil at Lisbon, Portugal. The American Art association now anounces that the gale will take place during tne com irg season. Among the masterpieces are works cf Paul Veronese. Ribera, Murii >. Velasquez, Toniers, Paul Pottar, Cornelius de Vos, (.'laudio Coe.o, Franz Hals. Darkheysen, Vau der Velt, Van i)yki\ Van Goyen, Miervelt, Zuceero, Lancret. Matzu. and Rubens, The Kuglish school is fully represented by various works by Richard Wilson, Sir Joshua Riynulds, Old Croine, George Morland, Hogarth, John Opie, Constable, Bonington, Sir Godfrey Knoller. Turner, Stanfield and Sir Peter Le ly. Copley and Chester Harding, the Amer ican artists, have portraits, that by the for mer bjing a picture of t.he Duke of Welling tcn. painted when Copley resld.d in London. The modern work of the continental schools include pictures by Mlche:, Pelouzs, Court, Jacque, Domingo de Neuvlile, Fortuny and Aims Morot.A eata.ogue raisonne, illustrated with photogravures of some of the principal pictures, will be published at the time of the sale. To Encunrage Art. An act "to encourage the development of •irt in the cities of the state" wa3 passed by bc-th houses of the legisla ure at the last ses sion, and having been signed by Gov. Black, it is now a law. The act authorizes cities cf the first and second classes, in the discretion of those officers or bodies of such cities as have charge of the appropriaiion of public funds, to purchase works of art which must be the productions of professional artists who are citizens of the United States. The word '•productions" is held to include mural paintings or decorations which artisls may hv; employed to put on the walls of public buildings of such cities, mosaic, or stained glass. Cities of ihe first class are authorized to expend not to exceed $50,100 amiuill/, and cities of the second class not to exceed $10,- Ul-0 annually. The act, of cuurse, is permis sive and not mandatory. In ail probability the first purchases or orders for works of art under the provisions of this act will be for portraits of state and national officers, but the French and British custom of giving commissions to prominent artists to paint pictures of events which make history might well be followed, here. A pictorial record, so to speak, exists in some of the European state galleries of civil and military happon-ings. acd they not on.y serve as educators lor the people, but.aro also'of groat value to historians; The new law directs that where no art commissions exist iv any city the mayor shall appoint one as soon as any city decides to expend money under the act. The commissions may include women members and shall not contain more than a bare majority of persons selected from any one political party. The commissioners shall be persons who are exper.s in art mat ters.—Xew York Sun. The People's Pninter. Michael Munkaesy, the Hungarian painter, who has been very ill, in a German sanitar ium, will be remembered as the creator of "Christ Before Pilate," "Christ on Calvary," "Milton Dictating Paradise Lost to His Daughter" and "The La3t Moments of Moz art." He was born near Munkacs in 1846, and when a boy he learned the trade of a carpenter. Wllhelmina, to be crowned queen of the Netherlands in Amsterdam, Sept. 6. This date is six days later than the aueen'a But young Michael had the soul of an artist and he deypised the labor which his father gave him and abandoned tho bench for the easel. His first exhibited picture was "The Last Day of a Condemned Prisoner," whi< .h was hung in the Paris salon and which at once made him a reputation. He was nex< taken up by a banker in Parts, to whose patronage he owed much of his worldly wealth. The king of Hungary ennobled tcie painter, and hia pictures were carted around the world and exhibited in all the large cities. Munkacsy was unfortunate with the crltioj. These judges could never be brought to admit that he was a great painter, but for all that his wofk is love 4 and admired by the com mon people, whose traditions and seiit'menU he seems to have well understood, probably because he was one of them. Abuot two years ago the painter became lusan* and has been slowly approaching his end. His wife is with him. HOME THOUGHTS IN; PROSE AND VERSE. PATIENCE TAUGHT qr NATURE. "O dreary life!" we erf: "O' dreary life!" And still the generations of- the birds Sing through, our sighing, amd the flocks and her-s Serenely live while we are keeping strife With Heaven's true purpes-e- in us, as a knifo Against which we struggle. Ocean girds Unslackened the dry land: Savannah-awards - Unweary sweep; hill 3 Wfa^ch, unworn and rife. Meek leaves drop yearly from th« forest trees, To show above the unwaajtei stars that pass In their old glory. O thou God of old! Grant me some smaller grace than comes to these; But so much patience as a blade of grass Grows by, contented through the heat- and cold. * ' —Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It Is related that a charitable woman in an Austrian town went once to the highest official to ccc if he would not use his influence to have a training siiliool for girls started, in which they could learn the rudimenis of cook ing, sewing and home-making, as most of them aperat their days working in the mills of the place and had received little or no prac tice in household duties. The reply she re ctiived was: "No, indeed! Spend money to i teach women to keep house! Every woman should be- born with that knowledge." "How wast thou made to pass By short transition from the womb Unto that other darkness of thy tomb, O babe, O brother to the grass? For like the herb, so thou art born At early morn; And thy little life has flowed away Before ihe flowing day; Thy willing soul has struggled and Is free; And all of thoe that dieth A white and waxen image lieth Upon the knee. "For on that one, that well spent morn, Unconscious thou wert borne To wash the baptismal stream. To gain thy title to the glorious name Which doth unbar the gatss of Paradise, And thou wert taken home Het'cre the peril that might come By the rare.nts' human pride In thy soft baamiag eye; But hot before Their blessings on thee they might pour And pray that, if so eariy bloomed the tide, Yet God might spead thee on thy path Through the void realms of death. And .'.hrist receive thee in His bosom peace Till pain and sin shall ceasar Till earthly shows shall fly and they Shall wake to life with thee from clay." . . Ah..g ,-%. J. —Gladstone's only poem, written in 1536. Her l : .;>>s. With tangled hair and dirty hands. On his mouth, ah, many a crumb. He slowly comes to ,my ltnfe and stands, Saying, "I wish mamma d come." My boy, my joy. my prince;- my king, I clasp him hard iwith 'delishtj And I'd die to tell hint-that one small thing, That "Mamma would come tonUht." "Long she's been gone. is all tbat he knows, "On a journey up to the stars" — Whnn the clouds a faling star disclcse, "She's coming," he crlea, "see the cars." Is he the child or am t thftichild? "We both are," I -cry as I write, For though I know all, like a child, I'm wild. Wishing "Mamma would come tonight." —Tom Hall in Alualee's Magazine. A Woman of Business and Pleasure. The bluest in Belgravla have finally con cluded to modify long existing prejuaices, and now mix with the rest of human kind. It is a significant indication of this progres sive age to see some of the foremost ladies of London curtail the pleasures of their sumptous surroundings in favor of adminis tering the mo-re prosaic details of their !arg9 possessions. Madame O'Doyle Carte, whose social eminence, wealth and accomplishments | are equal to tbose of any star en our social planet, is virtually the executive adminis trator, of her husband's enterprises, including ■the Savoy Hotel ccmpaiiy. of which Mr. O'Doyle Carte is chairman, but, owing to his physical Infirmities, is prevented from active ' participation. It is an open secret on both continents that "the Savoy," in London, and "the Grand." in Rome, are among the few great leading hotels in Europe replete with every modern comfort bordering on the ex travagant. The clientele of both houses is cosmopolitan, including royalty and the creme of society. But what is. perhaps, less known is tha fact that in spite of her social engage ments Mrs. Carte not only guides the for unes of the Savoy theater, but virtually supervises ] also the management of the above mentioned I hotels with marked ability and to the" satis faction of all interested In the enterprise. Mrs. Carte is recognized as one of tho clever ladies in London society. Versatile to a high degree, with keen discernment and a practical turn, she directs her husband's varied affairs with an- unerring judgment, and apparently without great effort. It Is not unusual for this lady to leave her sumptoua and picturesque home for a tour Of Inspection eighteenth birthday, at Tyii^ch time she will herself become of age. Preparations for the coronation ceremonies t j}ron^Ee a display of barbaric splendor. . , ."'.,, which usually turns out profitable to the enterprise. Mrs. Carte's hospitality is the de light of those who have had the honor to be invited to enjoy It. Her home is a pict ure of refinement and culture. Those who have enoyed her hospitality remark on the magnetism of 6er speech, evidently the resu't of a well trained mind finished by travel and keen observation. Prom affluence and comfort this lady apportions certain hours daily to the administration of her husband's affairs; verily, a most opportune example for "the better half" in any condition of our so cial system to imitate and follow.— Leslie's Weekly. If you visit the metropolis the ndvertlse mi'iit of Hotel Empire- on another page will Interest you. LITERATURE OF TODA\ "THE BEOOM OF THE WAR GOD" "Stories of the New York Ghetto," by Abraham Cahan '-The Lake oS Wive," by Bernard CapeN— "\ Forgotten Sin," by Dorothea. Gerard — — "RohJu the Beau," by Laura K. Richardn. "The Broom of the War God" Is a book difficult to define. It Is not his tory; it is not fiction. It is not ro mance, nor, in the ordinary acceptance of the words, is It a novel, though so it is designated an the title page. It has not a semblance of a heroine nor the likeness of a plot. It has a hero of staunch encugh fiber, if the fact that Ms name appears from the first page to the last makes Graham a hero in a book in which every man who appears for even a moment is as carefully visualized as if he were the only char acter worthy of consideration. Perhaps "The Broom of the War God" would be best described as the journal of a war correspondent who is a dramatist In the strongest sense of a much abused word. It may be removed far enough from the mtre facts of history, pure iiction doubtless a great deal of it is; but most impressively real is every line of it. The characters are legion, but as we have said, every one of thorn living, every one of them dis tinctly individual. They are not by any means all of them nic^j, all of •them designed for heroes by Providence, but in spite of the sordid brutal reality of war as Honfy Noel Brailsford" draws it, each has his moment of h-eroism, and therefore, while war is brutal ani war is sordid, war is al^o beautiful. "All the flotsam ami jetsam of hu manity, the ragged edges of society swept up by the broom of The war god," is the composite hero of Mr. Brailsford's story. The man whose naane is most often, in his pages is Graham, a young scnolar, a teacher at St. Andrews, Scotland. In love with ancient Greece, he joins the cause of modern Greece and becomes part of the Philhellenic legion, but from al most the first the humor of the situa tion appealed to him so that he wrote: "The only expiation of folly is to be resolute therein." The fortunes of the Philhellenes we follow with Graham, and they are but bitter fortunes at best. Disgust with the Greek troops, dissatisfaction with the Greek leaders, discontent with arms and rations — such is the legion's spirit save when under fire; than bravery takes the place of discontent, discipline of disorder, self-sacrifice of sordid selfishnese. There is plenty of courage in the war, and yet war is not redeemed by it. Yet human nature is redeemed, and that by the presence of the one popular Greek commander, Varatasi, one of the two men who ap pear in Mr.Brailsford's story under their own names. Capt. Varatasi is a brave man and an able commander, but it is not he but the relation of his men to him, from the lowest, to the noblest, that is the saving grace of the whole awful picture, and we realize that more uplifting than heroism is hero worship — it is the best thing war has to teach. A comparison of "The Broom of the War God" with "The Red Badge of Courage" is perhaps inevitable, but surely unfortunate, The books axe ut terly unlike in anything but the grewsomeness of the subject and the illuminating power of the treatment. Both books are eminently satisfactory, but they have the quality of some paintings, forceful in their individual color, but killing each other by close comparison. "The Broom of the War God" is a book it is well to read, and I to read now. "The Broom of the War God," by Henry Noel Brailsford. $1.50. D. Appletcn & Co., .New York. For sale by the St. Paul Book aiid Stationery Company. "Stories of the New York Ghetto." Five sketches of considerable power are published under the title of the ini tial tale, 'An Imported Bridegroom," by Mr. Abraham Cahan. The stories are not clever in th« ordinary sense of the word, but they are more than that— they are serious and determined, and, although we will wait long for any thing showy from Mr. Calhan's pen, tha present group of sketches promises growing force amd future achievement of no mean order. The New York Jew of the East side, as Mr. Cahan paints him. has all the earmarks of his race and time; but he is something more than a type, he» is a reality. He belongs to a clas3, but he is an individuality, and as such has individual human interest. Then the characters that swarm this Western Ghetto are alive, they may be held in the stiff bonds of prejudice and tradi tion and so move stiffly and ungrace fully and breathe hardly, buit move and breathe they do, and their sometimes unlovely presence in literature is justi fied by their vitality. Humor amd pathos underlie the nar rowness and gloom, the sordidness and barrenness of these lives, and the smile with which one closes the story of old Asriel Shoon's journey to Pravly and the bringing back with him of a "holy soul" — a youth deep in the Tal mud — for his daughter's bridegroom is but a cover to the sigh that reoognizes the futility of human plants in the Ghetto as in the tents of the Genti'.es. "Th« Imported Bridtgroom and Other Stories of the New York Ghetto," by Abraham Ca han. $1. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. For sale by the St. Paul Book and Stationery Company. "The Lake of Wine." "The Lake of Wine" is a story of sensational adventure written with a lavish hand. In the very beginning the reader is plunged into a situation as exciting and harrowing as most authors reserve for their climax. The siory's hero loses his fortune at cards. Mow, this in itself is not unusual in story books, but this particular game is removed from the ordinary, for by it one . man loses his head, another his another his fortune, and yet another his life. Sir Robert Linne, los ing hi? fortune, loses aiso his desire to live, and with his last guinea buys a boat to carry him in midstream to "meet the devil half-way." Gamester thouph he is, there is nerve in his car riage and humor in his philosophy, and when a mysterious reprieve comes to him in a reserve fortune left him by his father, whose foresight predicted disaster for the wayward youth, he proves himself equal to the situation., which is peculiar enough to excite his curiosity and hazardous enough to employ all his energy. The mysterious estate is supposed to be haunted, -and so it is, but by material ghosts, des perados who have in their keeping a famous ruby, which gives its name, "The Lake of Wine," to the story. It is through blood shed, adventure, love-making and all the usual paraphernalia of the ro mancer that Sir Robert finally takes possession of his last iniieri ranee, and fop the many lovers of this sort of thing the book has much in store. The style is suited to a plot of much juQve ment, and the story, from beginning to end is well held together. It is the kind of a yarn that helps while away the tediousness of a sultry railway journey. "The Luke of Wine," by Bernard Capes. Ap pleton Town and Country Library. $1. For sale by the St. Paul Honk and Stationery Company. "A Forgotten Sin." There is a strong family resemblance between the books that come from Mme. Longrard de Longgrareli's pen. In fact, when one sees the name of "Dorothea Gerard" on a title page one is just aibout certain of all that will oome after. "A Forgotten Sin" is a summer book, of course, and appro priately issued In App'.eton's Town and Country library, except that It hard ly comes up to their usual standard of excellence. We are assured to begin with by the author that the heroine i« decidedly commonplace, and that hsr respected parents are also common place, and if we place more confident in this early declaration of the author and continue to regard them as com monplace ev^n after "Dorothea Gerard" has changed her own mind on the sub ject we, we take it, are hardly to blame. Mr. Morell, who bad been a "beauty man" In hia time and had married a wife rich enough to assure him ease and luxury, hazarded this ease and luxury in wild speculation and lost. About this time Es.me. his seventeen year-old daughter, promises to be a '"beauty girl" in her time, and he stakes everything on her matrimonial prospects. Favored by fate in this, Mr. Morell is delighted to find her attract ing a young millioraire of Enarlish and Spanish parentage, and, despite the hero's theatrical cyni'Mnm, gaining this j priae. Later this gentleman's other nature — he has two na tures, of course — Is enthralled by a beau! if ul opera singer, and Mr. Morell sees himself losing hks wealthy son-in-law, and with him worldly fortunes and his daughter's happiness. An appeal for mercy to the beautiful singer by the father develops 'the startling fact that sh<.' is the Nemesis of a sin of his youth that had completely slip ped his memory, and, because she de clares she means to avenge her mother's shame and suicide, the only thing left for Mr. Morell to do is to take hims«lf out of thta sinful sphere. Remorse overtakes the beautiful avenger, and r-Earne regains her lover. The question arises in fhe reader's mind whether a. man with two such distinct natures is a safe investment for a woman who only satisfies one. The author concerns herself not at all with this subtle consideration and we are left with the impression that they live happily ever after. "A Forgotten Sin," by Dorothea Gerard. Ar pleton Town and Count! y Library. $1. Per sale by the St. Paul Book and Stationery Company. "Rosin the Baau." Another cf the Captain January series is "Rosin the Beau." Laura E. Richards is very happy in her treat ment of these simple idyls for children c<f many ages, and the present dainty volume is as oharming as any that has come from her pen. '"Rosin the Beau " is the SEqual to "Melody," and the story U-lls most prettily the tender romance ol Jacques d'Art'niway, the son of that Marie, the little French violinist, who pave her name to one of the earlier vol umes of the series. Jacques is also a violinist, and it is for this that the name of "Rosin the Beau," suggested by an old French song, is given to him. The charm of the story is in the simpla tenderness of the telling. "Rosin the Beau," Captain January serifs, 50 cents. Estes & Lauriat, Boston. For sale by the St. Paul Book and Stalioneiy Company. Notes. A letter which Bernard Shaw once wrote to Mias Marbury, his American agent, gives us a glimpse of his saturnine wit and is rat! er characteristic. Miss Marbury had wri;t-;n an apologetic note accompanying a remittance for royalties which were disappointingly sn a 1, and immediately she re-ceived the fo! owing reply from the dramatist: "Rapacious Elizabeth Marbury: What do you want me to make a forutne for? Dan't you know that the draft you sent me will pernrit me to live and preach socialism tcr six months? ThG next time you have 90 large an amount to remit please send it to me by instaJlments, or you wilj put me to the incon venience of having a bank account. .Whot do you mean by giving me advice about writing a play with a view to the box office re -e.pt-.? I shall continue writing just as I do now for the next ten years. After that we can wallow In the gold poured at our feec by a dramat ically regenerated public.' I—Bookman.1 — Bookman. In order to widen The Critic's field of use fulness, it has been decided to issue the paper monthly, in the size and form of the leading magazines. The first number (.luly-Augu3t) will appear on July 25; the September number on or be- I fore Sept. 1, and subsequent numbers on or i before the first of each month. This week's ] issue — the last in the pre.-ent form — completes j Vol XXXII. of the old series. The Critic will be greatly improved in appearance and contents. It will present a great number and variety of essays aud special articles, and will publish less mitie, for the sake of "the record." It« hading features will remain, and the favorite Loung er will occupy more space and a more prcn inent position. Literature will continue to hod ths first place; and art, music and the drama will be treated in a macner to interest tho ama cur as well as the expert. The paper wll be | more profusely and handsomely illustrated than heretofore. In short, nothing will be j left undone that promises to strengthen its appeal to the cultivated c:as3 of readers among whom "the first literary journal la I America" has always been persona grata. Ai | a magazine The Critic will be unique. In comparison with other periodicals. The Critic loses a remarkably small proportion of its old subscribers. Many of the names ( .n its subscription list today have been there for nearly eighteen years. This shows that when The Critic make 3 friends it keeps them. In Its new form it expects to make more friends than ever, and to hold them for life. On and after July 1 the price of The Critic will be $2 a year, or 20 tents a copy. Now is the time to subscribe. The effects of the late Miss Ellen Xussey were recently sold in London. Among them ' were fragments of Charlotte Bronte's hand writing which fetched good prices. There was also a lock of Charlotte's hair, and one from the head of her sister Anne. When Charlotte Bronte sent these mementoes to her "dear E," she had no rnor<> idea they would find their way to the block than that her head would. I can think of no one who would be more mortified by such a fact than the author of "Jane Eyre." Some copies of Charlotte's letters in Miss N'ussey's hand writing fetched as much as £7, (the envelopes were in Charlotte's handwriting), and an orig inal letter from Miss Bronte realized £6 A gun and two swords used in the defense of Cartwripht's mill, so graphically described I by Charlotte, produced £10 10s. Some of the princlp.il relics were purchased by the Bronte museum at Haworth. The opening article of McClure's Magazine for July portrays the private and official life of President McKlnlry from the first dawn of the war crisis down almost to the present mo ment. Only four of our presidents have had to conduct a war, and how President Mo- Kinley conducts one is here related with a most interesting wealth of detail. The illus trations of the article consist of typical war time scenes In the White house and depart ments, drawn from life, and a cumber of ex cellent portraits from recent special photo graphs. Stephen Bonsai, who was himself a par ticipant in it, tells the. story of "'The First Fight on Cuban Soil" in our war with Spain, and his article Is interestingly illustrated from photographs taken by himself. Cleveland Moffett's account of "The Fastest Vessel 1 Afloat"— the Turbina, which easily makes forty miles an hour— is the narrative of a thrilling and' unique experience as well as the description of a most remarkable inven tion. Oen. Miles, in an account of his per sonal experiences as- one of tho guests of honor at the queen's jubilee, Rives a most impressive exhibition of "Tho Military and Naval Glory of England." Anthony Hope's novel, "Rupert of I-lentzau,',' Is concluded in | this number in a conslstently,i,ftne and' heroic way, the interest never pauEtotgii'to the last word. Capt. A. T. Mahan, U. S. 'X., is to con tribu'e an article on "Paul Jones In the Revo lution" to .".n early number of Seribner's Magazine. Capt. Mahnn has drawn a plan of tho battle between the Bonhcrmme Richard and Serapis, which, it Is said, will give a new idea of that romantic naval fight. Among other more noteworthy good things which are promised In the autumn numbers 'Ika series of papers on "Arts and Artists," wlTOh will contain a valuable contribution to 1 1 The Hoycl is the nighe-it grade b^kinq powder known. Actual testa show it goes ono tfcir J further than eny otfcer brood. Absolutely Pure BOYAI BAKING POWOCS CO., MEV/ VOHK. Lloyd Osbourne. But mast htfVwttog of al wrtM announcement of a series of letters mu.u.-ian as well aa a music critic These hh ™ efe wrltten to his wife and a % rich in descriptions of the poefs Uftu an;] feelings while listening to the varied strains of music which he heard on different or-, casions-muglcal impressions whirl, mu-i< lovers have often longed to convey but wiii'-h on y a poet could realize. We welcome it nU only aa a singular contribution to the liter ature of the subject. bu». as an attempt to tnrow some interesting sidelights on the lifg of one of our greatest poets.— The Bookman. The complete novel In the July Uytte ol Lippineoti's is "Harold Bradley, Playwright " by Edward S. Van Zile. This dramatist i« no hack, but a man of marked ability, cmcure "• and character; the rehearsals of his play bring to the front a brilliant though previously ob scure actress, who proves to be also an orig inal and charming personage. The scene is in New York, and the story is Mr. Van Zile's best work thus far. ""A Limit of Wealth." by Frank H. .Sweet, deals with a returned Klondlker of modest, views. .Mary Agnes Tin.-ker's "An Evening in Rome" introduces the Abbe Liszt. "Their Great Crisis," as recounted by Nathaniel Stephenson, is that of threo young lawyers. Under the heading, "A National Der. li'-t," Fred Perry Powers sets forth the dei-Hdcnce and obstructiveniv:s of Spain. William Ward Crane writes on "Names of War Shins." When Miss Marie Corelli cannot get her advertising free, she seems quite wiping tv pay for it. Her latest appearance in print is to say that she ha 3 had no thought of writ ing a book to be eallol "The Sins of Christ." She does not _ay who acctued her, but ihe denies the allegation and di flfis the aUsgatu& no matter who he or she may be. Mi&g Corelli can give points to the press agent trf a vaudeville "star." The trouble now is thai she seems finally ;o have wearied the paticn^t of the amused editors, but h"r inventive k n ius has come to her res. rue, and sh» has de vised another means of getting htr name \U the papers. — The Critic. It Is interesting to recall Carlyie's mot when speaking of Disraeli and CUodaten?: "The Jew has no couK-ience; the other i 3 all conscience — though," lie added, in his satur nine mar nor, "ha c^n make* his caiucteßQl declare what he wishes." Crowning told . a story whi.-h seemed U) him to display :he difference bPtwcen the two men. \t tBo Academy dinner Disraeli spoke eloquently on the imagination displayed by the ariistn n their work. After dinner he took Drowning aside and remarked: "What strikes mo i 'n culiarly about these rierures is that in liona of them is there any imagination." Brown ing related this at a breakfast Where Glad stone was of the company, and Hid na thought it was very amusing. "Yon <\dll that amusing." said Gladstone, with flashing e>v; "I call it hellish." During the next year The House UiMutiful v.ill print a reries cf woiking plans and »p • : fieations of attrai tive houses which can be built at little expense. It will he lh» aim of the prominent archi'erts er:ployed to make the plans so pra< tieal that prospective baild ers may grasp their ideas at om-e. T!>ey wi 1 give not enly the cost of building, but that of furnishing the house as well. The library and other effects of 'Mo late "Lewis Carrol!" were disposed o" by au.-'io;i last month in Oxford. Whoever was r. sponsible for the sale must Le entirely with out sentiment, fur among other ari.-'c- or disnosr! were the !ata w.-itfr's watch, lii > umbrellas and walking stick*, his pilot.- gri ii a'bums. his shaving material?, and his tible linen. The library might !.e .-i: 11* d th.:t o( a | general reader; it contained first edit oiu of 1 Tennyson, Browning, Dickens, Ge^rsc M»:e --! dith. Stevenson and Kudyard K : pl i;g. lire I higl-est pries rea i*ed- £SO- was ;ha. :rr t.-e j author's proof copy of "Aii'-e in Wosdc liud." which was bound in vellum, and had on he fly-leaf a manuscipt jceiii. Ti'i; r ; y wtw dated 1860, whcrfa.3 al! o'lje.r co; ! s of this first edition are dated IS6»;.— The BcoUmaa. "Rupert of Hentzan." by Mr. Anthony Hope, being the sequel to his "Prisont-r of Zenda," will te published on Ju'y 1 by M>s rs. Henry Holt & Co. The same firm wi 1 :s-ue at the same time a new edition oi "Tfje Prisoner of Zer.da" 1 which will EMke 'he forty-seventh .mprcssicn of this siory) u.ii form witli the sequel. Bot.i v.i umei will have full-page illustrations by Charlea I'tan 1 Gibson, and "The Prisoner" wfll al-'-. contain ' a view and a plan cf the castle, to h Ly the i English architect, Howard lni-e. "In the Sargasso Sea" is the title .->f a novel by Mr. Thr,nia<: A. Jaaivier. anno' nc d by Messrs. Harper & Bros. From a tyaop ii of tho story wo learn that it is unlik*- antthin3 that .Mr. Jan\itr ha 3 over written b.-f re. !t is apparently fuli of exeite:nen,. and a.vent ure and also, we are told, of "aim^s ghostly incident."— The Critic. Prof. H. Graetz's "History of the Jew.," has been translated into English. abridgeJ frjm eleven to five volume*, under tli^ r^ireeti n o.' the author, and is issued with an n.ccx. chronological Übles, mars, and v m m lit of the author in a suppiemejtary volume ! y the Jewish Publication Society cf America. Vie colored maps are folded ■ and toaerteJ i:i a pocket in the cover of the index to nuiii, which Is likewise provided with a lort.ai:. of the author, by way of frontispiece. Ti-.e ea:"i:er volumes of this standard work hav^ bet n noticed in these columns. Dr. Georg Etwrs, whose novel "Ar.c'.i ■• ■•." has just been published by Messrs. A;>, le uu. is lying seriously ill at his h^nie on Stuar berger lake. On Our Book Table. Krom the St. Paul Book and Stationew Company: H.VRPBM & BItOS., New Ycrk- "Gh.-sra I Have Met," by John KenOriek Ban^s Jl ::,■ ••Memoirs of Mr. Charles .1. Yell iwi:lui>h " by William Thackeray, $1.; jO: "Sileac« ard Other Stories," by MaiT E. WCfcfn* $1 2a: "The Story of a Play," by W. I>. H wells! 51. 50; "ColleL'ttons and Recollocsions " by One Who Has Kept a Diary, fS.BO. D. APPLETON & CO.. New York—'Kron stadt," by Mcx Pemberton. Jl 50; "Araciin.-," two V(^!s. George Ebers; "Materfanrl.Hi," by Ada Cambridge, $1; John of S:ra h bourae, by R. D. Chi'wode, $1; Ev< lyn Qulea," by George Moore, $1.50; "Lucky Bargain," by Harry Lai.din. "I have been troubled a great deal iviih a torpid liver, which produces eonstipa- I tion. I found CASCARETS to be all you ci:iim forthem.and secured such, relief the first trial, that I purchased another supply and vras com pletely cured. I shall only be too glad to rec ommend (.'^carets whenever the opportunity Is presented. 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