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Alembers Whose Terms Ex
plre January lst Next.
Others Contemplate Retlrtngfrom Pub?
lic Llfe-Thoso Who Will Be Op?
posed for Nomination.
The torms of nlneteen members of the
State Sonate wlll cxplro on January lst
tioxt, nnd thero ls also a vucancy ln the
Thlrty-seventh Dlstrict. dut to the death
of .Dr. George W. Le Cato. all of whlch
must be nlled at the Novomber electlon.
Tho terms of all tha Scnators from
the even number distrlcts wlll ex
plre wlth tho present yoar/and thelr auc
ccssors aro to bo chosen for four years.
Here la tho 11st of tha Sonatora who
may or may not bo returned after this
R. P. Bruce. dlstrict of WIst, Lee, nnd
Edward Lylo, dlstrict of Roanoko clty,
Montgomery, Cralg aud Roanoke ooun
E. J. Harvcy, dlstrict ot Patrlck, Car
roll and Grayson.
George B. Keeiell, diEtrlct of Rock
S. L. Lupton, dlstrict of Frederlck nnd
Thomaa D. Gold, dlstrict of Clarke
Pago and Warren.
S. R.' Donohoe. dlstrict of Fairfax, Alex
andrla and Prlnco Wllllam counties and
cltv of Aiennndrla.
P. V. Cogbill, dlstrict of Powhatan,
Goochland and Chesterfield.
T-nnk C. Moon. dlstrict of Bucklng
bam, Fluvanna nnd Appomnttox.
' Don P. Ilalsey, dlstrict of Lynchburg
Graham Claytor. dlstrict of Bedford.
Joseph Whltehend, dlstrict of Plttsyl?
vanla and Danville.
J. A. Dinwlddle. dlstrict of Floyd and
Wllllam Hodges Mann.. dlstrict of Not
toway, Lunenburg and Brunswlck.
A. D. Watklns, dlstrict of Prlnco Ed?
ward, Amelia. and Cumberland.
Willlam Shanda, dlstrict of Southamp
ton, Islo ot TVlght and Nanaemond.
Henry T. WTckbam, dlstrict of Hnnorer
C. Harding Wallter, dlstrict of North
umberland, W"?stmoreland, Klngr Georgo
ind Richmond and Lancaster,
D. Gardiner Tylor, dlstrict of Charlea
Clty, James Clty, Elizaboth City, York,
Warwlck, Now Kent. Klng Wllllam, Wll
llamsburg nnd Newport News.
Vacancy from tho dlstrict of Accomnc
and Northampton, Thlrty-seventh Dis
WILL BE CANDIDATES.
Senators Lyle, Donohoe, Lupton, Mann,
Shanda, Dlnwi'ddio, Wlckham. Tyler,'
uGpld, and Whltehcad wlll, lt ls under?
stood, be candldp.tes fc.r re-clectlon,
though there is somo doubt ln tlio
cases of Messrs. Tylor, Gold and Wtitte
It ls uncertaln that Messrs. Bruce and
,Claytor wlll bo candldntes, but lt Is
thought Senator Claytor will be return
Mossrs. Keezell, Wnlker, Watklns, Il.ir
vey, Moon, Cogbill and Ilalsey wlll not
.be cnndldates for re-electlon. Mr. Moon
has largo buslnoss Interests lo whlch ho
wlshos to devote hlmself. Mr. Keoz,.ll
also haa Important buslness Interests,
but if great prc'ssuro la brought to bonr,
lt ls thought ho may bo Induced to serve
another torm. Mr. Wnlker'a pro'fesslon
al buslnoia wlll occupy hla entlia time
AT THE NORMAL
Dr. W. R. GJenn's Address on
Life of Self-Sacrlflclng Ser-.
vlce Open to the Teachcr.
(Speclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspiitch./
FARMVILLE, VA., April 25.-Tbe Nor
mal School has been favored by an un
usunl number of dlstingulshed visltors r?
cently. Dr. John Eager, the gueat of the
Rev. S, H. Thompson, was preaent at
tho opetiing oxerclsea on the 17th of April
and tallced. to tho studonts about the
glorles of scenery nnd an ln that won?
derful land of Italy, whero Dr. Eager has
laborod aueceaifully for many yours as
a mlaslonary of tha Baptlst Clinrch.
Dr. W. R. Glenn, Buperlntondeht or
Public Instructlon In Georgia, and actlng
agont of the Peabody Fund ntno.-. Lr.
Curry'a death, apent -Monday aiut Tues
day looklng well Into the wlsh of our
school. Or. Tuesday morning ln addresa.
v.ttl tha students. Insplrlhg thom to tho
beautlful llfe of self-sacrlllclng service
open to ihe true tsachor. Dr. Glenn waa
entertalned by Prealdent Jarman.
Mrs. Uttletpn Colller with her llttlo
aon, vlslt ed her slater, M!.-* Eatojie
Bmlthey, from Monday until Wednesday,
Mrs. Colller ja tha wua of an Engllsh
mlaslonary to Korea, By InvltaUon .?'he
kindiy lalkcd to the glrls at prayer Tuos
Oay evenlng ti : og ihem of cm o i i nd
inten atlng tietbn i d the de
graded, misi llvi ?: tbo wornt n of
th. liermlt n
Ho;:. ' e perintend1 nt
and . mml frorn
I'Ji .... ? . .., pm i, , ,e kx
posit 01 ? ..?].?:? lature
from >'? li : i ed tbe achool
VVedi ? ?:?.'. ..- th ii hla
ppporl ? .. ui ... :.t ;.. .....
w'Jl i in t< ......,,, n abll.
uv in bt'h iil of th . : : oui Iru rpaeetl
Mh it " J ??' R ui So imels,
JSora tvhito i. ? ; . r,.-:.,
jnan and Fann on< d by
Mrs. Tal.l.. > ??? lonal |p base
baJI garoa bel .-? i n u oi Jtlch
mond College ai I ii mpd ? Bldnej Wed.
M-Cuy afiirin.'.' al llampdun-Sldney,
Misa J.imi.i ..! ? ? . ing, 01 R . I UJ dgfl
pounty. ha* returned io ...... m
plete ti:'.- worli ii- ? ;..| lina
of which she ivu.* dcpnvvi :. j . . ..?!..
Mlutt W'Uni'oW, alBo of '.'.. | ::..(?. |g
obaerving tlie work in tt. ? -???i;
Mlei Frankle Mcftinney, .....?..?
by tier roeiher, Mr* P. vr, pi ??? ? -..? >?.
bpent l;i-t YH k ui i:! 1.::. t.-i
JIIih Florence Fr.wilt. 8. gi.oi
'8*. whO Ii lha gi'f.-t ot Mrs. Qe ?! ?: II ? ,
ardson. latu vlalted tho aehool cftf
Ui.t( the week
Not Simply to Look At.
?r "jl'RIL has done is worst?next week will follow
j\\ its best, and then will come the glorious days
sjypd of May, when every tastcful man loves to wear
isffi&J handsome clothes.
Our Clothing ineans thc best possible Clothing that
best brains and hlgh est skill can produce. It mcans hon
est Clothing, made from honcst fabrics. lt mcans artis
tic and thorotigh tailoring, that gives thc smartest ap
pcarancc oirtsidc, and includcs thc careful, painstaking
Avork inside, that insures thc longest possible life to
shaplincss and good looks. It mcans widest possible
varictv, and most important of all, the veiy lowest prices
at which such high-grade clothes can be sold. For in
Each one of these Suits has character and distinctive
ness. They are Hart, ScluilTncr & Marx Suits, and can
bc bought nowhere clsc in town. Iland-tailored, with a
style, fit and finish that equals the custom-tailor work.
Tlie coat fits perfectly nronnd thc collar and shoulders,
All thc new fabrics: all the new wcaves. A large assort
ment to pick from whilc the picking is good.
Then, too, wc have plcnty of other Fine Hand-Tailored
Suits. including Ihe IT., S. & M. makes, that cannot bc
matched for quality, fit and finish in Richmond, at $io,
$12.50, $15, $iS, $26, $22.50 to $35.
Suits of $4 and $5 valuc?Blouse, Norfolk and Doublc
Breasted Knee Pants Suits for boys, ages 3 to 16 years.
Tliis spring's nattiest cuts and fabrics; not an old thread
We have a vast array of Boys' Suits in our Children's
Dcpartment, which is now on the main store floor. Suits
range in price from $1.48 to $15.00.
Boys* Knee Pants at 39c
Boys* Knee Pants, That Sold Up to 75c will go
Monday at only 39c.
705 East Brobwd Street.
Howard Hats. Manhattan Shirts. Crossett Shoes.
nnd ho cannot nfford to eacrlilce the tlmo
requlred by scnatorlal servlce.
Mr. Dinwlddle, a Kopubllcan momber.
will stand for re-electlon, but wlll prob
nbly bo opposed by ex-Senator W. H.
Ilale, formerly nn Independent, now a
Mr. Gold wlll probably havo opposltlon
hoth for tho nomlnatlon nnd ln tho gene?
ral electlon. It ls sald that Hon. H.
S. Parks, of Page. ox-member of tho
House, wlll ho a candidato for the Sen
Mr, Tyler may havo opposltlon nlso,
tho boundnrles of hls diatrlct hnxfiiR
been changed. He wlll probably be re
Judgo Wm. Henry Mnnn, of r^oUO
wiiy, author of thc Mnnn blll, and one of
the best-known meuihars of tho Sei.kte,
wlll, after thls, ho In the Eiimt diatrlct
Wlth Judgo A. D. Watklns. of Prlnce E<l
wnrd. JndRO Watklns ls a Commoii
woalth's attorney and wlll uot stand for
Mr. Lupton may hava opposltlon for the
nomlnaUbn, but wlll probably bo ronoin
Senator D.onohoo's renomlnatlon la prnc
tlcally assured. Senator Lyle also wlll,
It is saivi, bo renomlnated.
MR. WICICHAM WILL WIN.
Mr. Wlckham, of Hanover, tlio votoran
of tho Sonato, the cxporioncod chalrman
of tho Flnnnco Commlttee nnd porhnps
the most lnfluentlal member of tho up
per house, wlll ho returned wlthout op?
posltlon. Of thla thoro ls prnctlcally no
Those senntors who havo dotormlnefl
to retlre nro nmong the most experlenced
nnd Influentlal members of tho Sennte.
Mr. Halsey raill rotlro, and alrendy
thero aro m.iny candldatcs for thc seat.
Among them aro Delogato J. C. Feath
orston, Mr. A. F. Thomns, Judg-o Frank
Nelson, Mr. Wllllam O'Brlen, Mr. Eu
g-ono Ould and othora.
Tho present prospect ls that there will
bo mnny new faces ln the next Senate.
Tho Con^tltutlonal Convention, tho pass
oko of the Mann blll, the Jainestown Ex
posltlon bill nnd other leglsdation nnd
changed pcllllcal condltlon may all tlpj
ure In tho nominatlons and tho clectlon in
Thero nre some who predtct that the
Republicnns wlll offer more formldable
opposltlon ln tho southwest and ln tne
Valley thnn lieretofore.
All tho sonntorH from the odd number
dlstrlots wlll hold over.
The senators from the oiid-number dls
trlcts wlll hold over untll tho electlon of
1005. Those aro Messrs. Andor.son and
Bryant, of Rlchmond and Honrlco; Uy
ars, Harnian (Rop.), St. Clalr, Rover
comb (Rep,), Ople, Ford, Wallaco, Shack
elford, Chapman, Massie, Barksdalo, Go,r
rett, Hutcheson, Ilobbs, Mullwalne, Salo,
Cromwell and Sears. In the Thlrty-suv
enth Distrlct there Is as vacnncy, due to
tho death of Dr. Gcorge W. LcCato, one
of the veteran members of the Senate.
These senators are all to t-orvo two years
In 1905, unlcss tbe Constltutlon shall nd
intcrim be amended, tho succeasors to
tho aenators Just named nre to bo chooen
for two-year tcrms nnd ln 1907 the cntlro
membershlp of tho Bnnate l? to be elect
e>d for four-year tarms.
A Seventy-Pound Kall for tlie
THE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED
Precautionary Step Agalnst tho Spread
of a Case of Diptheri.v? Hon. John
Goode in Wllliamsburg on
(Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WILLIAMSBURG, VA.. April 25.?Rail?
road talk has been rovlvcd by the vlslt
heio tliis week of Mr. O. D. Jackson, of
Norfolk. preBldent of tho Hampton and
Yorktown and tho Willlamsburg and
Jamestown electrlo railwaye. Mr. Jack?
son and Mesors. Andrew J. Mlller, Chaa.
Lelohmer and J. B. Ncsper. of Phlladel
phia, and Englneor It. T, Polrce, of New?
port News, drove over tho routo from
Hampton to Jamestown, returnlng to
Mr. jackson said that flnanclal backlng
had been aocured and that tho ro:id'
would "surely bo bullu A 70-pOUltd rall
Wlll bo uaed and flrst-class rolllng stocK
wlll bo provlded. Work wlll bugln as
soon as tho rlght of way haa all been
A caao ot dlphtherla exleta ln the fam
lly of Mr. E. W. Warburton, but ls
closely uuarantlned, and no apread of
tho diseaBO ls aritlolpated. As a precau?
tionary measure tho publlo Bchoola und
tho modol school wero closed Thursday.
tho llttle patteat havlng beon a pupil
In tho former school. Tho orlgln of tho
dlseaso ls unknown, thero belng no other
Tho Kayniond and Whltcomb tourlatn.
under tlio chargo ot Mr. Carroll HiHch
Ina of Boston, vlslted thla clty Wednes
day. du tho party wero tWelve ladlos und
gentlbmen. They took lunch at tho Colo
Mrs. McCormlck, Miss Glasgow and
Mr, Walter Page wero visitora here
IION. JOHN GOODB.
Hon. John Goodo was hero this woek,
engaged on legal busine;?.
Unlted States Dlstrict Attorney Chas
F. Klncheloe and Mrs. Klncheloe, of
Washington, D. C, wero hero this week.
Mrs. IL D. Cole ls ln Norfolk, vlslllng
hor slster, Mrs. E. T, Lamb. Beforo ro
turnlng Mrs. Colo and Mrs. Lamb will
vlslt New York and Baltimore.
Miss Lldla Lane, dnughtcr of General
James H. Lane, of Auburn, Ala., Is the
guest of relntives, Captaln ond Mra. L.
W. Lane, Sr.
Mrs. W. T. Roborts, of Rocky Mount,
Va., passed through hero this week on
her way to Now York to place her
daughter, Miss Ellen Lee, ln college,
and Mrs. Roborts noxt week will vlslt
Mi?s Marle Marshal nnd Mrs. J. B. C.
Mr. R. S. Brlght, a brllllant young
member of tho Phlladelphln. bar, who,
wlth Mr. Antolnno Lovltt, havo been
vlsltlng Captaln R. A. Brlght, have ro
M!ss Annlo Chapman Is very 111 at tho
homo of her brother, Mr. C. B. Chap?
Mr. Wllllam F. Stead, of Washington,
D. C? Is spendlng the wook at the Colo
Miss Fannie Guy, of Richmond, Is th'.
guest of Miss Vlrglnla TFlse.
Miss MIrlam Telledgo Is tho guest of
relatlves .nnd frlonds In Richmond.
Mrs. W. C. Johnston and son, Car
lysle, nro vlsltlng Captaln W. M. Brooks
By MARY WASHINGTON.
I bellevo tho flrst Southern writer of
flction who mnde a decided mark after
the war was Goorgo W. Cablo, of New
Orleans. Ho waa born ln that clty ln
1844, and onllatod ln tho Confederato
servico ln 1803. Nn doubt hls exporiences
In tho flcld helped hlm largoly in laylng
up materlal for futuro rotnanco3, At
the closo of tho war ho roturnod to Now
Orlonns nnd to mercnntllo llfo, ln whlch
ho was engaged till 1*71), whon ho gavo
It up ln ordor to dovoto htmself moro
fully to liternture. Ho began hls Uto
you were buying that Alaska Re
fllgevfltor or Baby Carriage, Don't
wait ti 11 the stcck's picked over,
You. know the best goodu are pick?
ed out flfstj besicles, you can't poa
Ribly make a mistake in buying an
Alaska Rcfrigerator, We've handled
them fourteen years, and if they
weien't the best we would have had
to quit liandling them years ago,
Isn't that co?
We're tlie only house ln town,
toOj-that's got a regular Baby Car
riago that can be turncd into a
regular adjustable back Go-Cart.
THIS WEEK ONLY?
iEVEKAL hundred picturos, all good
J ones too, from 75c to $10. We'll cut
'__]___] prices in half, mak'mg tlieni vango
i'roin 37sc to $5 ench. These piotijjp'os are
Riritnblo for any room in the house, and we
huvo moro ot' tho oheaper ones than of tho
higher-priccd. Who is it that cun't aflbrd
to buya pioturo undor such ?'irc.uinstimcos
and at such oxtruordinnry cul prices? YpU
know we'ro not nceustomed to ipioting half
Any mail orders will havo our most
choerfui and prompt attentlon.
419-21 E. Broad St., bet. 4th and 5th.
Rofritrerators, $0.75 to $100, Mattillg, Oo to 75c yd.
Baby Qawidgeg,$4.50 to H-V>. Iiinolcuin.s, Oilcloths.
FUKNITURK?All Stylo.s iiml All Prlces.
Our Prlces Tell a Convincing Story
Well Worthy of Your Eixrnest Attention.
THIS IS SPECIAL PRICE WEEK IN ALL DEPARTMENTS,
NEW GOODS AND PATTERN9
AT PRICES LOWER THAN OTH?
ERS ASK FOR OLD ONE3.
Ro. yard for Cholce Short Lengths
Mntlliigs. worth up to 20c a yard.
12VjC for Clilna Mnttlngs. In chceks
and strlpos, worth 10 2-8c.
15c. for Jnpaneso Mnttlng, all
shades, the 25c. grnde.
22o. for Llnon-Wnrp Cnrpet Pat
torn Mnttlngs, the 25c. klnd.
JUST RECEIVED A NEW LOT
OF LADIES' BEAUTIFUL NECK
WEARJ ALL THE LATEST NOV
AT SPECIAL MONDAY PRICES.
6V4C for Yard-Vv'ldo Blcached Cot?
ton, worlh 0c_
7'/4o. for Androscoggln and Baker
4?ic. for 40-lnch Twlllcd Sea Island
rillow nnd Sheetlng Cotton greatly
MANY NEW ONES RECEIVED
THIS WEEK IN PLAIN AND
FANCY WHITES. PRICES LOWER
Whlto Tucked and Polka-Dot
Walsts, 49c, lnstead of 75o.
ercfl ones, tho Si.OO klnd for 69o,
? Mercerlsoil, Baaket Weave and
tlfthdsomely Trlmtned Lawn Walsts,
08c., Instood of $1.50.
Irfico nnd Kmbroldory Front Walsts,
$2.00 onos for $1.19.
$1.69 ,-nd $1.98 for Figurod Merce
rir.ed NV&lsts, newest patterns, latest
cut, worth doublo.
BIO REDUCTION IN ALL OUR
TAFFETA AND CHINA SILK
WAISTS. WE CAN SAVE YOU
MONEY IN THESE.
NEW PEARL SHIRT-WAIST
SETS AT SPECIAL PRICES.
AT LOWER PRICES THAN EVER
23o. for Mercerl7.ed Flgured Dam
osk, tho 8Do. quallty.
BSc. for Flne Quallty Tablo Dam
ask, tho 75c. quallty.
Napklns to match Table Cloths,
$1.25 n dozen.
12Hc. for Red Tablo Damnsk, tho
klnd'othors nsk 20c for.
Pitro Llncn Damosk. Bpeclnl, 43o.
A FULL LINE OF TOWELS AT
SPECIAL MONDAY PRICES.
FANCY SPRIMG PATTERNS AT
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES FOR
44c. a yard for MIstral Cloth, idl
shndcs, 75o. prado.
98c. for Flgurod Elamlnr-s, (n black
or bluo nnd whlto, sold for Jl.r.O,
6'4o. a ynrd for 1-ynrd-wldo I'er
cnP-s, 10 nnd 12'Ao. qunllty.
12',4c. for Onlnrcd Iiotted BwlfW,
?worlh 20c. n yard.
6Hc. for Btrlprd nnd Checked Olnrj
hams, tho 12\4c. quallty.
12'.-:.o. for 20c. quallty Cream Nuns
59c. for Silk Strlpe Chnllles, sold
45c. for All Colora In Etnmlnrd. the
49o. for cholce' of all our 76c and
NEWEST NOVELTIE3 AND
DLACK8 AT PRICE9 UNHEARD
OF FOR SUCH Q.UALITIE3.
25c. for Clioloo 60o. Wash Silk;
38o. for 75o, onen.
39o. for niack ToffoU ftllk, the
69c. for Check and Strlpe Bllks, the
$1.?0 nnd 11.25 qunllty.
8Do. for Silk Btrlpo Orcnndlncs, the
4Bc, ft ynrd for all colora ln Chlnn
Silk. tho 76c. ones.
79c. for Crepn de Chlnrs, ln all
now BliodcB, tho U-25 grade.
for an economical drive of Pumps, Blowers
Hoists, Printing Presses, Machine Tools, etc.
Washington Office: 1417 New York Avenue. Offices and Works, AMPERE, N. J.
rary carcer 1n 1869, in connectlon wlth
tho New Orleans "Plcayuno." Cable'a
flrst storles appearcd In Scrlbncr & Ap
plcton, and were afterwarda collected
and publlshcd under the tltlo of Old
Creolo Days," and won hlm a hlgh place
In lltcrary clrclca. Thls volumo was soon
followed by "Tho Grandosscmes.
"Madame Delphlno," and "Tho Hlstory
of Now Orleans." ln 1S31 ho sottled at
Camb.idgo. Mass.. and thero contlnued
hls lltcrary actlvlty. Hls reeent -works
Includo "Dr. Snvlcr," "The Sllent Scuth.
"Ktrange, True Storles of LoulBlana,
"Bonaventure," "John March, South
crner," "StronK Hearts," "tiy Low Hlll.
"Tho Cavallcr." ?
Tho last named ls hls most recent
work (1001). nnd ls a dollghtfnl story of
Loulsiana and Misslsslppl llfo durlng
the Clvll War. The Cavaller ls a typo of
New Orleans arlstocrncy. bruvo. chival
rous nnd honorablc. The herolno ls n
wonderful llttlo wnmnn, who acts by
turns as scout, nurso and war corro
ppondent, nnd who evcntunlly ninrrlcs
tho hero, after pnsslng through a tserlcs
of excltlng eplsodes.
Sponklnc; of Mr. Cablo reminds mo of
nnothor wrlter, who, although horn In
"Washlngton clty, wn.i tho son nf n Louls
lanlan. I refer to Mr. Charles Dlmltry,
an author who deservos to be far more
wldely known nnd hlghly appreclated
thnn ho Is, possesslng ns he doos such
raro glfts. He was born In Washlngton
clty ln 1S3S, and was tho son of Prol'essor
Alexnndor Dlmltry, of Louislana. Tha
family ls of Oreek Ol'lgln, ns the namo
Indlcates, and we mlght well fancy that
some of tho old Groek tnlont shono forth
ln Charles Dlmltry. Hls lltcrary tnlonts
are of a commnndlng order, ho possess
Inpr unusunl cnpnclty for contlnuous con
Btruetlon, ahlllty for ,'mnglnatlve color
Ing-. nnd nubtlo control of Its varlous
shades, nnd groat powers of nnalysls,
ospoclally of thn rotrospootlvo sort.
In a sketch of honor wrltten ln 1817, tho
w-rltor saysi "If I wero called on to ln
dlcato whlch of our Southern Journallsts
hf-.i rho falrost prospects of ulUmato hlgh
lltnrary euoeoss, I should ray that Charlc-s
Dlmltry was tho man."
Also a Northern JournalUt, -\vrltlnpr of
hlm nbout tlio namo tlmo, says; "Ho
posscssos llterary tnlont of a slrgulnr nnd
oommandlng order, and should he suc
ooed In gptt.lni? n commission ln the lltor
nry army, ho wlll not rnnk less than
llrlgudler-General. Thoro Is nothlng fllni
sy nor commonplace about hls works."
ITIh early tnlei npponrfld ns norlnls. They
were: "Gullty or Not Gullty,'! ISCU "An
g.-la's Chrlstmnn," 1SC5; "Tho Alderly
Tragpdy," 3SC.6; "The House In Balfour,"
But the gem nf nll he hns wrltton Is
"Le Tombenn Blnnc," a story that won
n thousand-dollar prlzo oltered by somo
Northern jourhal; it ls tho tnio of a
young Creolo, hlgh-born, wonlthy, glfted
ln mlnd and dlsposltlon nnd nppnroiitly
desllnod to tlio lmpplWt fato posslhlo for
a morlal. On tho evo of hls marrlngo
to a lovely young glrl, whom he fond
ly lovos, hls fiillhful old negro nurso do
teots on hls hand or arm tho fatul slgns
of leprosy. From that hour, nll 1h chang
ed, AH tho tlea, tho joya, tho Interests,
tho p'ursulta of humnnlty, nro closod to
hlm. Ho booomes a Pariah, flragglng out
tha roiiiaindor of tllfl wreti-tud, empty
days In a whltowashod luit, herico the
titi.i "Lo Tonibean BJano."
Tho tnlo Is told In a poworful imd
pnthotio manner, remlndlng tho reader
Konioihn.-H of JSdgar Po*r-aomotlmes of
Hawthorne. Indeed, i know of nothlns
more movlng and poworful ln Amorlcan
llction than thls tale unlosa lt bo "The
It aurprlses mo that Dlmltry has rmt
made a groater stlr In the world. I hava
lost slght of .hlm of lato ye?r8, nnd <lo
not know lf ho la stlll wrltlng, or even.
lf ho ls stlll allvo. Ho was a Jmnnnllst
and poet ns well ns n nov.-H.it. His best
poems aro "Fnrewoll Mumlo, Blnce
We .Mmt Part," "Vlva Itnlla," and
"Who Slinll Be Our Stundard-bcarer'i"
(wrltten durlng tho Clvll War).
ln connectlon wlth tho two glftcd boiis
of Lfliljstana monllmiod nbove, 1 Wlll ln
troduco Dr. Wllllam H. Tlolconibe, n rosl
dent Of Now Orloaus, though a natlvo
of Lynchburg, Vn., whore ho was bOl 11
ln J.836. Pr, Ifolcoinl.o wroto only a faw
noyel?. but these evlnced flne oifpabill
t'.es. lils most slilklng one wns entitled,
?in Both Woiids," tbe hero belng Laza
rus. whom oim- Lord raisod from Ihe ile.Ti.
Dr. llolpomhe devotod hlmsolf niore largo,
ly, however, to rellglous works from '-!"
standpolnt of tho N?w Jergsolem, op
'?our Chlldren In Ilcriven" ls the hest
known of thoso works. it h.-ivlw,' |liiit
"toucli of ?aturo" and geuulne paivi.Ul ,
feellng that "makes tho whole world kln."
Dr. Ilolcon-.be also wroto sovoral works
ori homeopathy, of whlch system ho was
an enthuslastlo and BKilful practltloncr.
Hls works on this mibjoct are "How I
Became a Homeopath." 'Tho Sclentlfic
Base.s of Homeopathy," "Yellow Fever
With Homeopathlc Treatment," and some
shortcr works. By tho way, ho was said
to havo boen romarkably auccossful ln
hls treatment of this droad dlseaso. Llke
Dr. Welr Mitchell, ho comblned lltorary
pursults wlth a largo medical practlce,
nnd carrled on both wlth tho zeal and en
thuslasm chardcteristlo of his tempera
ment. Ile was a man of great personal
magnetlsm, and hla own realtzatlon of
tho othor Hfo was lnsplrlng and dellght
ful to those wlth whom ho cnmo ln con
tact. Ho dled about tcn years ago.
Amongst the novellsts of Loulslana
we may also ccunt Miss Joscphlno Bamll
ton Nlcholls, daughter o? the Chlef Justico
of the State. Sho has publlshod "Bayou
TTisto,*' ln whlch sho glvea a cheeiljig
nnd pleasant plcturo of the cordlal good
wlll oxlstitig between the plantatlon negro
nnd hls old mastor's chlldren and grand
chlldron. It nlso deals wlth tho fortunes
and lovo affalrs of the young manter of
tho broken down old home and of his
humor lovlng slster. It ls snld to be' a
vory true plcturo af Loulslana plantatlon
llfe at tho present day.
Amongst tho talonted writers of New
Orleans wo may mentlon Mrs. M. E. M.
Davla, who wroto a sories ot Creolo tales
for SL NIcholas, and who nlso wroto a
lovo atory ealled "Queon's Garden" and
several othwr books. Miss Kato Chopin,
of New Orleans, also wroto a serles ot
chnrmlng "Balcony Bterles,' whlch wero
publlshod in "The Century."
In glving a llst of Now Orl'-ana writers,
I feel tompted to straln a point and in
cludo tho gifted Lafcadrn Hearn from
tho fnct that ho rosided In New Orleans
for a timo, though ho was a natlvo of
S.intn Miiura, ono of tho lonlnn Islanda,
whoro ho was born, June, 27th, lS.r-0. Hls
mothor was a Creek, nnd I1I3 father 1111
F.ngilshman, and wo may readiiy fancy,
ln hls caso (as ln that of Dimltry), that ho
Inherlted with his Orcek blood a sharo of
! the fino lntellect for which that natlon
was ramous of yor?. Ho was cducated
in Kngland and France and then cam? to
thlii country as a Journalist, llvlng totiU
timo ln New Orleans aud ln Clnclnnatl,
I do not know If Hearn haj
ovor attempted a long tale, bu6
hls short oncs are gcms, ispecially
"Chuta, a Momory of Lost Island." Thl?
talo ls worthy of Vlctor Hugo la lts vlvld
and poworful descrlptlon of tho awful
catastrojiho that awept away "Lost Is?
land" nnd lts gay summer populallon, for.
lt was a favorlte surnmer rcsort wlth tha
people of New Orleans. Nothlng could ba
rnoro pathellc than Hearn's descrlptlon
of tlio man who was left desolato by hls
lbyoly young wlfe and hls babo (as ho
thought) belng swept away in tho destruc
tlon of "Lost Island." Ho went through
llfo lonely nnd dosolato, and nover struck
tho trall of his daughter (Chita) tlll
chanco throw hlm In her way In tho
cabln of tho flshcrman who had rescued
her ln her lnfancy, and her father dls
covered her Identlty Just as ho wa3 slnk
lng Into tho d&llrlum of yellow fever,
Amongrtt Hearn's olher mastorly storled
I mav mentlon "Yoiiinar, n West Imllau.
Talc." in whlch tho tonderness and tidel
Ity of a negro nurse to her whlto nurs
Ung aro beautlfully dcpletod. I admit lt
seems to mo that fow Southern wrlters
havo a pecullar glft for wrlllng, Impas
Blonate and pathollo storlos.
Hoarn has become a citizon of Japan,
marrled a Japanese wlfe, beoomo lecturer
on Kngilsh llteraturo In tho Imperlnl Unl
versltv of Japan, and, Indeed, aeenis to
have identllied hlmself ln every way wlth
tho people. The subject matter of hls
recont works. of whlch I appond a llst,
wlll eufnclently demonstrnto this faet,
"Gleanlnga ' From Buddha Fields,'"
"Studlea of Hpart and Boul In tha Far
Eaat" "Strav Lenvos From Strango Llt
ordture," "ailmpaes of Unfamlllar Ja?
pan" two volumes; "Out of tho East?
Rov'erlos nnd Studlos tn Now Japnn,
"Kokoro-Hlnts nnd Echoos of Japanesa
Innor Llfe." "ln C-lmsiJy Jnpan," "Shad
owlngs," "A Japanese Mlsoellnny.''
Hearn's works nro ohararterlzed by ?
strnng lovo of tho subtle. tho fantostld
and the welrdly beautlful.
A yaluahle Souvenlr. Aniiouncomcnt in our hnoklet of in?
terest to all Jowelry lovors. out May lst. fcuul for booldat
? now. It ls yours for tlio usiklmj.