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DBCIDEDIiY Iho most. lnilllnnl
feutiirc uf early January ls the
appeamtico of the Ynle CHOO und
JMandolhi Club at tlio .Icrtcrsoii Audl
torltini oti the evenlng ot Janimry 1
at S.'Hi o'clock. Several very luind
sonio cntertaliiiiicnts wlll be glven ln
Jionor of the memberu of the club by
.varlous nltimnl ln the clty, notable
among whlch ls a dunoe thnt wlll f?l
low tho coneert, to whlch all present
on tliat* oceflilon aro Invlted to ro
-'maln. Soclety wlll be fully represcnt
cd, as the coneert ls always most
Tho cnrtstnias duiice of the Rlch?
mond German ?jjuio wiii ue glven thia
evenlng In the Ma.sonlc Temple and
wlll ho an unusuiilly attrnellve and
brlllhint aftalr. A great many old
members of the club always attend
tho diuico at thls time. and h number
of out of town guests will add to the
feBtlvIlieH. The biillroom wlll bo
cleeoratcil In holly nnd cedar. nnd
Kprays of crlmson flowcrs. Colonol
.To Lano Stern wlll lead the gerinnn
wlth Mlss Edlth Tirylor. Daneilig be
glns promptly at 0:30 o'clock.
Thoso chaperonlng wlll be Mrs. B.
Car(cr Scott. Mra. Lovln Joynes, Mrs.
Thomns Bolllng, Mrs. .loseph E. AVI1
lard, Mrs. Willlam S. P. Mayo. Mrs. A.
B. Buford, Jr? Mrs.1 Egbcrt Lclgh, .lr.,
Mrfi. VKJUIniu II. Palmer J""-. Mrs. John
Kerr Branch, Mrs. Charles V. Carrlng
ton and Mrs. J. Mason Mlllcr.
ln AUuntlc Clty.
Mr. and Mra. Harry Ellls. Jr.. of
AVest Grace Street, nre at "The Wllt
shlre." Atlantlc City. N. J., for t,.e
holldays. and wlll be at home shortly
after New Ycor's Day.
M. John'a CIrelc.
St. John's Clrclo of the Klng's
Daughters will hold Its regular meet?
ing Monday afternoon, at i o'clock,
Wlth Mlss Nclllc Payne, liomo for in
curables. All members nro roqucsted
to bo present and take aome dellcacy
with them for the InmattB.
AV. F. Cumbcr, of New Kc-nt county,
and Mlsr, Mabel HazlowoOd, of JameH
Clty county, wcrc quletly marrled at
tbe Rnndolph Street parsonnge AVed
prpday nlght, DccemlxM- 22, at 7:30
o'clock. The couple were aceompariled
by several friends. Rev. W. E. Rubert
eon perforined tho ceremony. The
brlde Avas attlred In a travellng sult
Of gray. wlth hat and gloves to cor
ptupond. Mr. and Mrs. Cumbcr wlll
rcatde .ln New Kcnt county.
Mlss Edna AVebstcr Lcggctt nnd
Edgar S. Davls, of Rlchmond. were
quletly marrled AVednosday at .1:30
o'clock nt the Hherwood Hotel, Old
Point. After a weddlng tnp North,
Mr. and Mrs. Davls wlll be at home
to thelr friends at the home of the
bride's parouts, in Kalkland Street.
Norfol'4. There were no curds isauod.
Tho niurrlnge of Ml?s Sophla A.
b'ehultze to Pred 4'. Raabnch was cele
brated at the hom* of the bride's
parents, 619 AVest Maln Street, Decem?
Tbe parlor was beautlfuliy decorated
wlth pottcd flowor.s and palms and the
brldai party cntered to the stralris of
"Dohongrln" weddlng march. rendered
by I* E. lllllgartncr. Tho ccremony
was perforined by the Rev. F. H.
Meuschkc, pastor of the Bethlehoni
Lutheran Church. Mlss Helcn Har
grave. of Petersburg, was brldesmttld,
nnd H. E. C. Schult/.e. brother of the
brlde. acted as groomsman. The young
couple will make a short stay in Rlch?
mond. They wlll vlslt relatlvoK ln Bal?
tlmore, AVashlngton, Philadelphla and
CinclnnatI, when they wlll prooeed to
Jndlanapolls, and there they wlll vlslt
the groom's parents, who wlll enter
taln In thelr honor, after whfch they
leave for U tour of the AVest, visltlng
Dcnver. &alt Lake Clty. Dos Angeles,
San Franclsco, Portland und Taeoma.
AVash.. where they wlll mako thelr
Mlss Loulse Ralley and Joseph' IT.
Bollamy wcrc marrled Thursday after?
noon at 4:30 o'clock at tho resldenco
of Rev. Jamcs Moss, who perforined tlic
ceremony. The weddlng was very
qulot but pretty, nnd was wltnessed
by a largo number of frlonds and re?
latlves of tho contractlng parties. Miss
Balloy woro a travellng sult of Lon
don smoko cloth, wlth gloves to cor-,
rospond. aud a whlto hat. The brlde
and groom left for A'lnita. whero they
wlll spend the Christmas holldays wlth
tho parents of tho groom. The brldo
is tho daughter of E. W. Balley. yard
foreman of the Chesapeake and Ohlo
Hallway at Fulton. and ls very popuiar
wlth a largo clrclo of frlonds. Mr.
Bollamy Is a son of Richard Bellamy.
of Powhatan county, and has many
frlonds ln buslness nnd social clrclcs.
A largo number of weddlng presents
wero received from friends ln Rlch?
mond and clsewhere. ,
In and Out of Town.
Mrs. Frank Duke ls tho guest of
hor mother. Mrs. Charles L. Cocko, at
Mr. and Mrs. James C Smythe are
visltlng ihelr parents ln New York for
1 I* W. Harrls ls tho guest of rela?
tlvcs in Frodorlcksburg for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Gllmer Mlnor,
Jr., aro tho guests of thelr parents iu
Mlss Nellio B. Davis. of 2021 Monu
mont Avenue, has returned after an
absenee of throo months, visltlng Rev.
and Mrs. AV. .AV- Baln, Elkins, AV. Va.;
thoy roturnir.g with hor, bclng en route
South after tho'holldays,
Luthor Jeffress has gono to hls homo
ln Brlstol,. Va., where he will spend
Mlss Floronco Stlth, Katherino B. and
littlo Mlss Gay Barksdnlo aro spendlng
Christmas week ln Blucileld, AV. Va.
Mr, and Mrs. Charles Carroll, of
Baltlmore, aro spendlng tho holldays
wlth friends in Norfolk and Rlch?
S. Blount Mason spent Christ?
mas in Now A'ork wlth hls parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Mason, formorly of Rlch?
Miss Salllo Puryear, of thls oity, ls
Patent leathers with
cloth and opze Jops.
The aristocrats of all
Shoes. Several shades
and shapes. Button fas
F.W. Dabney &Co.,
301 East Broad Street,
the guest of Mrs. J. C. Hill, In Scotts
Mr. nnd Mrs. .loseph S. Cochran, o
Ktaunton, are spendlng thls week wltl
Mr. and Mrs. AV. AV. AVoodward at th
Mlsa Nonle Recd, who has been visit
Ing Mlss Amella. Hack In Baltlmur?
hus returned to her home ln Norfolk.
Mlsses N. E. and M. P. Davis a/
>>pendlng a week wlth thelr aunt, jtjg;
S. N. StaplcB, ln ScottsvIIIe.
John M. GateAVOod Is the guest o
Mrs. E. M. Crutchfleld ln Frederlcks
Mlsses Alma and Mazle Flanagan, o
f-,ouIsa, are vlsltliig friends in thli
Dr Glelling. of Berlin. ls a guest o
Mr. nnd Mrs. C. E. Borden, No. 211
Mlss Grace W. Danfortn Ib spcndlnt
the Christmas holldays wlth friends ii
Mlss Emma M. Whirrield, of Stetsoi
Unlverslty, Delami, FJa., ls visltlng
h?r brother, Dr. J. M. AVhltficld, .r
209 Allcn Avenue.
Mr. nnd Mrs. George S. Barnard ar,
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. lrvin I.
Sutherland, of thls clty, during tlu
fdr the Good
Gift of Life
BY El.bA AVIIEEI.KU AVII.COX.
Not many moons ago I read ?om<
wordB written by a man who prefixei
Rev. to hls name.
Thls man sald he found severa
things to regret. and tho flrst was tha
he had ever been born.
1 am not orthodox In my rcliglon
and I never go to church. But I havi
such an lnten.se love and reverence foi
my Creator, such an overwhelmlnt
falth ln Hls knov.-ledge of what Hu
unlversc"" nceds, that I would feel '
had blaspliemed were I to make sucl
a statement as thls "Man of God" pui
I.lfe has always sccmed to mo ?
prlceless privllege. Even whon wallei
about by an absolutely uncongenlal en
vironment. and wlth nothlng ln slghi
or sound but the undeslrable, I yet re
call a deep. fervent grntitude to Goc
for llfe, and the opportunlty lt offerec
to better tulngs for others.
Perhaps it was an Inborn conceii
whlch led me to thlnk I was a neces?
sary atom ln God's unlvcrse; that Hc
had needed me, or I would not havt
evolved out of chaos: but I cannot helr
tho convlction that this sort of conceii
is good for humanlty and gratlfylng tc
More Orntcful AA'ltli Tlme.
AA'lth each advanclng yoar I grow
more and more grateful for thls won
derful privllege of earthly oxlstence.
To be a part of tbe marvclom
lr.echanlsm of the unlversc, to partlcl
patc In the. inarch of progrcsjs, to ut
ablo to ald by rlght thoughts and gooO
deeds and bravo words tho worklng oul
of TImo'a purposes, surely tliat alone
Is an lnsplrlng eonsciousness.
T|iore ls no belng so humblo or sc
lowly who does not onjoy these prlyl
No matter in what condition of pov
erty and paln you aro placed. you can
show bravery. courage, hopo and klnd
ncss, and find happiness in llu
thought that you are creatlng hlghei
standards for those about you and
pavlng the way for a better condition
of tho- world: for wlth the dovelop
ment of thoso noblo qualltlos in eacl:
one of us lles the world's hope.
Growth Krom Mlntakea.
If you have boen soroly tompted by
pecullar circumstances and condltlons
and have fallen Into errors or slns, ln
stcad of wlshlne- you had never been
born, thlnk, "I am now wlso enough-tr
be a gulde and heln to othors -who mny
walk Ihls same path," and set your
self to that-task.
I know a man who has worn prlson
strlpos,' yet he never wlshes ho had
not been born. Ho goes along hls
humblo way, rejolclng ln hls hard
oarncd ouporlunlty to regaln tho" rc
spect and confidence of hls fellowmen.
^v ? Thore la an unuaual dogreo of porfoctlon about
IjflfQfilf tho llowers wo grow that is very hard for other
__ florists to securo.
Yflllt* v "Quality" la charactcristlo of all of tho produots
of MInlborya Farm, but !n no braneh of the work
ls lt moro strlklng than in tho groenhouse.
You should remember thla when you order your
Miniborya Farm Flower Shop,
__*.l Einit Main. 'Phono Modlann 6U12,
J und to roach out a Ilfellno lo utiy ono
; he sobg atruggllng ln Hfo'fe blllows,
I know a nian wiio has .been alretchod.
! upon ii bed of pnln for yeaTB, und who,
ItlBteud of rogrotllng that ho ovor llvud,
I ls glud that lio enn show pooplo an ox
nmplo of subllme foriltude and clieur
Wvcry ono ot un hns un Importniu
mlHslnn on eurth If we only reull/.o It.
To inuko tho very beat of your oppor
tunltleii nnd Improvo your condltlon
and Iho condltlon ot thoso' about you,
In no matlor what ntnall dogroo, ls In
teroatlng cnough lo render llfe worth
Ilvlng. If you grasp Hl) tho rays ot
llght whlch fall upon your pnth and
ruin yourself In them, you wlll be stir
pibied to Hnd how much brlghtnes.i
there ln in evon u. ahn.dowed pnthway;
nnd If you watch for evory chanco lo
bto of aervlce to others, In holplng nnd
montally sttmulnllng ways, you wlll
not, f nm sure, ho gullty of ovcr wlsli
Incr you hud not beon "born Into this
great Hcone 0f ftctlon. You Wlll, lu
stond, thank God for llfe nnd useful
(Copyrlght, 1909. by tho Now York
Evening Journal Publlshlng Co.)
Among the Books
"The Cnnvnn Door."
By Mary Farley Sanborn. B. W.
Dodgc, of New York. $1.50.
A novel with a strong psychologlcal
c-lement enterlng Into It and a very
tender, dcllcatc love story to lend it
The plot of the story, whlch opens
and Is carrlcd on In tho home ot
Grant Thorn, ls most unusual. Tho
houso where the dlffercnt scenes
tr.-inaplrc ls alluated at Maybury, pre
sumably a town of some size, not far
from such centrca of llfo as Now York
and Boston. and fllled wlth the rosl
dences of the cxclusivc and wealthy
typo of Amerlcantf.
The dlstreas of Grant Thorn's young
wlfo, Allce Thorn, over unworthy con
duct on his part and highly disrespect
ful to her, brlnga back to thla world
to comfort tho young wlfo and g've
her highly profltablo advlce, Grant
Thorn's great-great-grandmother. She
arrlvcs upon the scene ln the llbrary
of the Thorn homo, whero Allce was
sobblng out her heart. her head buricd
In her arms on the llbrary table.
The. groat-great-grandmolhcr was a
dainty llttle flgure of a woman. ar?
rayed In pale yellow satln, iaces and
high-hcelpfi slippers! wlth a slonder,
graceful flguro and a lavcly arch face
llghted by a pair of blg, lumlnous
brown eyes. Her arrlval In the llbrary
was heralded by the rendlng across of
the canvas in whlch her portralt had
hung on the wall. Altco heard tho
nolse, but was too llstless to ralse her
b?*ad. So the flrst thlng she knew a
llttle flgure stood beslu* hor, and
great-great-grandmother, otherwlsc a
beautiful young glrl. asks her what tho
trouble Is. and tcllB her that havlng
heard her bltter weeplng she has come
to help her and to make the tryuble
Allce Thorn lovos her and trusts her
at once wlthout a shadow of fear.
Sho seems to recognizo the fact that
grcat-grandmother has come from
another world, but. notwlthstandlng
the fact. she Is glad to unburden her
heart. to recelve sympathy and to feel
a woman's arms enclrcllng her wlth
Great-grandmother tells Allce that
her name ls Allegra Dolores. Tho
two talk to eaoh othcr. and Allegra
consents to come and stay a whlle,
until the tangled threads of Altcc's
lifo are straighvened out and her re
concillation wlth Grant Thorn Is made
Allegra ls represented as a friend
of Allce's arrivlng from England, and
is eo introduced to her friends. She
cr^ates a great Bensatlon In Maybury,
belng a plquant Individual, altogcther
dlffercnt from the cut and drled con
ventlonallsm of Maybury. Her Iovo
episode with Wllllam Bryce, or "Bllly,"
as he was mcyo famlllarly called, Ia
the moBt attractlve feature of the
whole book. Allegra plays her part
wonderfully well for a lady called sud
denly from Inflnlty to- finite aurround
lngs. She secina olmost on the vergo
of flnal permanency through the power
of aweet human love, when, on the ovo
of her weddlng, Grant Thorn's houso
catehes fire. and Allegra, frlghtened
and bewildered. makes her cxit through
tho "canvas door" of her portralt,
which. with hor passing, closes behlnd
Beforo this, however, Allce and
Grant Thorn havo become reunlted be
yond the power of further dtsunlon or
mlsslon was onlv benl_:nant. nnd sho
left In the hearts that had loved her
durlng her stay an abldlng sense ot
her swoetness and of her power for
good on all wlth whom sho came in
The book ls fllled with tho dellcato
eluslve charm of a most unusual book
character. Its" authoress has'achioved
a dellghtful plece of work, and one
highly orlglnal In Its treatment and
By Edgar .Tcphson and Maqrice Lo
Blunc. Doublcday, Pago & Co., of Now
A novel with .the most darlng. genial
and accomplishcd thlef iri all Franee aa
Its hero. An attractlve personallty
called Arsene Lupin, who imporsonates
a French duko and plays his part so
woll that no one suspocts tho lm
posture, ai, lovof who persuades Miss
Gournay Martin, daughter of an Amer?
lcan hillllonalro, to engage herself to
hlm and then amuses himself by loot
Ing Papa Martin'a,plcture gallcries and
tcaching hlm_ phllanthropy.
An audaeious, resourcoful, well-man
ne.red master of the art of thlevlng
wlth a swing and daring and aplomb
that carry hlm unscathed through nu
merous adventuros, that cnable him
to tcach MIs3 Gournay Martin a lcs
son in good form when ho roplles to
a noto announclng tho breaklng of
her belrothal to hlm, and that start
hlm off on a honeymoon trlp with tho
real glrl of his heart ln an auto car
belonglng to tho Parls Chlef of Pollco,
Guerchard, who has sworn to brlng
hlm to Justloo and flnds himself ut
terly outwltted and folled.
A novel whlch ls highly ontortalnlng
wlthout any Idea of probablllty taken
into account. An excellont companion
for an evening indoors% iboslde an
open flre, or to begullo somo lelsuro
hours wherever one may be.
By Cnrolyn Wells. J. B. Llpplncott
Co., of Phlladelphla. J1.50.
Mlsa Wells tells a detootlvo story to
remarkably good purposo, hor novol of
tragedy and mystery, wlth tho finger
of fato pointlng at a murderer, who la
tlnally unmaaked, provlng highly dra
matic and Ingoniotta In plou,
A young glrl, an helress, ls found
deaj at-the beginnlng of tho boolcTho
thoory of sulcldo, aceepted at flrst, is
dlsprovod by tho eleverness of a young
phyBlclan, whoae simplclons flnally
convlnco the ooroner of tho glrl'a mur?
der. Sevoral pooplo are upparently jm
pllcated ln tho crlme hoforo the really
gullty man ls dlsoovered by Flemlng
Stone. a detootlvo,
For thoao fond of thla typo of novel
wrltlng.^'Tho Ciue" wlll provo a
sourco of much pleaauro, for it la a
good ploco of work by a gooa au.thor.
<'TIie Grenter I'ower.'*
By Harold Blndloss. Frodorick A.'
Stokes Co., of New York, $1.30,
Thla atory conoorna ltaolf wlth a
OLD ONES at
Fupliihcrs and Stationeri,
914 E. Main Street,
tnan who had provcd a failtiro In tlu
?reat AVestern country of the Unitet
states, nnd who wns remadc througl
:hc lnfluence of "The Greater Powor,'
n other words tho love of a beautlfu
ind good woman.
Thls power alds him -ln hls slritg
rlcs agalnst hla riatura! wcakneflBos anc
iclps to oxtrlcatc hlm from tho tolls
if a dlshonest syndlcnte Into which h<
ias been drawn. To the attractlon of ar
idventurous romance ls atlded tht
?harm ofva dollghtful love story anc1
ho wholcBome spirit of the outdooi
,vorld, whero men and women, tintram
ncled by the narrow conventlonalltlei
)f a clty llfe. conquer hardshlp ant
.urn dlsappolntment to success by tht
.vorklng out of thelr destlnles.
'The AVIille Rose."
By John Kcarnea AVhltc. Huntcr and
Company, of Rlchmond. 75 cents.
AVhllo there Is nothlng ln the Jeast
legree partlsan iri thls book, lt Is o
:atisf actlon to know that it ls a South
?rn product, both as to authorship and
nanufacture, tho very rose that sdorm
he cover havlng been drawn, engravcd
ind prlntcd ln Rlchmond. ?
Besldes tho "AA'hlte Rose," the name
loem of tho book, In whlch scnllment
uid Irnaginatlon hold swuy, other com
losltlous whlch the reader wlll por
iso wllh pleasure Includc "Tho Dream
rs," "Kalle O'Shea," "Insplratlon,"
T'arted" and "Gray Asties."
Some of tho other poems are nelther
pcclally good nor speclally poor, but
nost of tho work throughout the book
s far abovo par. Among the more no
ablc plcccs not already mef tioncd are
The Daughter of tho Ages" and "They
'hat Tako tho Sword."
Tbe Brolcrn Stolur."
By Harold AV. Gammans. Ruebush
-:ikins Co.. Dayton. Va. 40 cents.
Thls Is tho flrst tlme that the story
f the Duchess do Fontange has beon
?lven ln dramatlu verse. Tho tlmo of
he drama !s tho latter part of the
elgn ot Louls XIAr., and tho sccne a
onvent nenr Parls. ln thls convent
s Sister Ccleste, formerly LoulBC de
x A'allere. The Duchess, Sister Celes
e, and other sisters of the convent,
"ather Ambroso and l/>uls XI\'., aro
ho pcrsonages of tho drama, whlch is
ull of pathos and ends with the death
f tho Duchess de Fontange. The book
hould speclally appcal to lovers and
tudenta of French history and lltera
loore'a IlUlorj- of ihe Stnlcx, butted
and ntliern Ine.
By Judge Cbartes F Moore. Neale
: Co., of New York. Jl.50.
This history is characterlzed by an
blc crltlc as a scarcning critlclsm,
onest as daylight, a story of real men
oing- things moro or less adoquate
nd. moro or less honcst. Tljo book
i a. plquant narratlvo of tho succes
ion of pollticlans and statesmen and
osses, allve and deajl, who have
aken lnflnlto palns to brlng thls
ountry to what lt ls.
Judge Charles Forrest Moore, a
Vest Virginlan by birth. a Vlrglnlan
y naturc and a New Yorker by prac
Ice ot law, iiaa been promlncnt in tho
ounclls of hls party for yoars, and ls
robably tho bost known of tho public
pcakers of the South. In Juno 1905.
o made the annual address beforo the
ieneral Alumnl Assoclatlon of the
'nlversity of Virglnla. A humorist
nd a aatlrist -without a peer ln Amcri
a, ho has becomo Immensely popuiar
s an after-dlnner speaker, thoro belng
nly a fow largro clubs and socletles ln
lie larger cities beforo whlch ho has
ot Bpoken. Ho knows with tho thor
ughness of experlence the present
ay issues and events that he dlscusses
-men and motives.
Tluit dlstlngruished hlstorlan Died
lch Knickerbocker began his "His
j'ry of New York," wlth "dlvers
igenlous theorlos and phllosophlc
peculatlons concernlng tho crcation
f tho world." Judgo Mooro, follow
ig precedent, begins wlth tho begin
Ing. and says:
"Tho Unlted States conalsts of cer
lln and uncertalii portlons of land.
?ater and mud scattored over thl3 and
io other slde of the globe." Havlng
tarted wlth the begltmlng, ho pro
9cds to tho end?tho end bolng tho
lscovery of tho North Pole. In other
'ords, thls veraclous history cover3
;-om then till now.
In hls preface, Judgs Mooro states
mt hla book "Is desjgned for cnter
Unment without imposlng a burden
f lnformatlon." Belng a sort ot pock
t theatro ond merry-go-round In one,
certatnly affords dollclous entortaln
lent, and the deal of informatlon the
-riter has unwittingly conveyed ls a
ellght nnd a recreatlon.
The Inle of D4and Shlpa."
By-Frank MoKernan. J. B. Lippin
Dtt & Co., of Philadelphla. $1.00.
A mystorlous Island, doating on the
argasso sea, and ln the diroct path
?ay of shlps -plylng bctweon tho Gulf
f Moxlco and Europo, ls called, "Tho
de of Dead Shlps." It is all unknown
i the world outsldo of it, unexplored
nd unvlaited by tho foot of man.
During a terrldc storm. a shlpwraok
3 trlo, an oscaped prlsoner and sup
osed murderer, a young and beautiful
Irl and a detectlve accompanylng hls
assengor to New A'ork are east away
n thls Island. The wonderful dlscov
rles thoy mako and the advonturos
irough whlch they pass aro tho ma
irlals out of whlch Frank MoKernan
as constructed hls novel.
rho Man la the Tower."
By tho author of "The Count ot
;arvard." Ruport S, Hollanrt. J. B.
Ipplncott, of Philadelphla. H.Ba.
An oxeltlns and hlghly dramatlc
ovel, tho central ldea of whlch wag.
nggestod by the legend of "Tho In
Islblo Prince." Tho roport goas that
certaln prlnco llvlng tn ono of tho
nall oountrles of Easter.n Europe has
it upon tho throno of hls country for
loro than twenty yoars and yet has
ever. boou seen by rls subjocts.
.The story of "Tho Man ln tho Tower"
nens at a cafe ln Parls. whero tho he
j, Danilo, ls aUra'oted by a beau
fui glrl whom he vocalls a's a ehild
ood. swootheurt: Thls eirl ttirna uut
i bo.-tlioprlnqoBr "of a spmll Balkan
:at0, botrothed .tq* tho "Invlsiblo
rlnao" ot a.-- nelghborlng klngdom.
he prljioe ls flnally splrltod o/wny
?om Parls, und Danilo and hls frlond
itlow her into tlio mysterloua klng
ara. of Altonsteln, whare a roiimncm ot
ongrnsslng lntore?t for tho lovcr of
mystory and advonturo Is ttnfolded.
Of Qeneral Interest
Tho Hlstory of Freticli Mternttirc.
Hy Annle bmnp Koutn. D. ApplB
ton & Co., of Now York. $2.fi0 not.
Thla compreheusive work bcglns
wlth tho orlgln of the French lati
gunge aiiri llleralure In tho Mlddlo
Abph. wlth tho oath of Straaburg, tho
bungiio d'oo and tho banguo d'oell.
The eplcs of tho Mlddlo Agos, the
Song of iltoland, the Broton Cyclo und
other poema flll the pages nf a most
Interofttlng and plctureaquo chaptcr.
From tho eplc-fl, the wrlter pasaea on
to tho Fabllaux, or short tales ln vorso
wrltten for the amusoment of nll class?
es, ofton satlrlcnl, but sometlmcs
touclilng and tendcr, formlng to-day a
sourco of Insplrutlon upon whlch Ana
tole Franee has drawn to great ad
Vanlnge. After tho consldcrntlqn of
the Fabllaux comes that of chronlcles
and hlstory, of the theatre ln the
Mlddlo AgOB, of lyrlc and of popular
poetry. Wlth the advent of the Rc
nalHsunce. the Blxteenth ccntury wrlt
ers of proso and poetry aro consldered
to be closcly alllcd. Scarron and the
burlosquo genre. Cyrano de Bergerao,
and tho foundation of the Fronch
Achdomy enter lnto tho seventeenth.
In this aro dlscusued the comedy and
trngedy of Corneillc; the transltlon
from medleval to modern philosophy,
as wrought by Dcscartes; the classlc
French schcol of authors, wlth Raclnc
as leader; the notable works of Bos
BUct, a plllar of tho church: Fenclon,
Telemaquo and other wrltcrB, and
later those authors who made the con
tury of Louis XIV. brllllant beyond all
Tho lnflucnco of Engllsh writors Is
shown In tho clghteenth or phllosophlc
century, ln whlch Voltalre founded his
school of thought, Montcsquieu and
Bufton wroto and RouBseau loft his
mark on llterature, morals and poll
tles; ln whlch tho oncyclopedlsts and
tbe forty "Immortals" of tho French
physlocrats began thelr work. nnd In
whlch Beaumarchals, Morclor, Bernar
dln de Salnt Plorre and many othors
bocame known In drama, poetry and
The era of tho Revolutlon aud Its
wrltcrB, Mlraboau. Dcsmoullns and
others; tho nlnetcenth century wlth.
Chateaubrland, ' Mme. do Staol and
Mme. Recamlor: tho romantlclsts, hu
morlats and aatlrists of this pcrlod,
among them Lamartino, Vlctor Hugo,
de Mussct, Theophlle Gautler, Beranger
and Auguste Barbler, brlng tho book
down to the dlscussion of tho mod?
ern novel. Horc classlflcation is mado
wlth regrard to the idoaliatlc. natural
Istlc and reallatle. novel, and tho writ?
ors betonglng In each olass. oflier
wlse tho book Is devotod to a rovlew
of reccnt French poetry, to latter-day
philosophers, hlstorlans, crltlcs, dra
matlsts and Journallsts.
An appcndlx contalns the names ot
Acaacrny and glvcs by dynastles, down
to tho perlod of the flrst repnbllc, tho
rulcrs of Franco. Tho governments
sinco aud tho roprescntatlve In each
lnatance brlng tho perlod down to tho
year 19-06. Tho book ls thoroughly
Tho book is well and entertalnlngly
wrltten, and ls caleulatcd ln every way
to bo a help and a ploasuro to the
student and the rcader of llterature.
By George Meredlth. Charles Scrlb
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Bell Book and Stationory Company, of
Richmond. $1.25. "
A llttle volume invested wlth spe?
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vorso that wlll bo read wlth appre
clatton in many homes where the namo
of George Meredlth awakenB thoughts
of one of tho leading Uterary llghts
of his day. Among- tho ppema maklng
up tho -contents of the book, thoso at
tractlng special attention lnclude: "II
Y a*Cent Ans," "Trafalgar Day." wlth
the martlai muslc of Ita rhythm; "The
; Call." a llttle poom wrltten at tho
j funeral of Queen Vlctorla, ana a verso
to the memory of Angola Burdott
| Coutts, who I3 characterlzod by More
1 dlth as "a woman vowed to Good,
whom all atteat, tho doyllght glft of
"Soclety and PoliUcs ln Auclent Ilome."
By. Frank Frost Abbott. Charlca
Scrlbner's sons. of New York. through
the Bell Book and Statloncry Company,
of Richmond. $1.25 net.
A series of essays of scholarly but
popular charactor by a scholar rocog
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Instltutlons" belng a standard work.
Almost all ot the papera deal wlth
questlons of present-doy Interest, and
emphasize the fact that human nature
was very much tho same when Rome
waa at tho helght of lt* power a3 lt
"My Afrlcan Journey."
By WInston Churchlll, M. P. Hodder
& Stoughton, tho Georgo H. Doran
Company, of New York. ' 1
"My Afrlcan .Tourney," by tho Rlght
Hon. Wlnston/Churchlll, M. P., ls ono
of the most vlvaclous and dlstln
gulshed travol books whlch ha3 ap
pearod in reoent yoars. Thero are
books, descrlptlvo of journeys, In tho
reading of whlch one's mlnd never onoo
loscs consclousncss of ono's Immedlatc
envlro'iiment. In the ponual of Mr.
Churchlll's pages bls readers rldo wlth
hlm on tho cowcatchor up the Uganda
Rallway, wateh from the windowj of
tho carrlage tho whole zoologrical gar?
den disporting ltself, and follow hlm
lnto tho junglo. Thoy broathe the
atmosphoro of adventure, and bcgln
to understand the spirit whlch tn
splred that darlng and sensatlonal es
cape, of not so many yearr agro, which
the author made at the time of the
Boer "War when he was held prisoner
by the enomy.
Mr. Churchlll has here attalnod
some-thing ot tho all-aeelng eyo and
vlgor whlch ls found ln Kinglako's
"Eothcn," tho prlnce qf travel-books.
Thero ls tho samc rebelllous joy ln 11 fo
?qulto unexpected in aoablnot mlnlster
and alnioBt boylsh?the same half-hpm
oroua curloslty, the conatructlve curl
oslty of a atatesman, however,. and
dramatlo power of world-palntlng.
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spot; they aro real and vltal?not tho
rcault of medltation, aaslsted by a
sedontary Imaglnatlon. They wero
wrltton mulnly ln long hot Uganda
afternoona after tho day'a march wus
One feela as ho closes the book
What You Get?
Beautiful Gift* and many of them,
and you'ro happy, Good,?But
rema^ur?that a sick liver and
elo^forpid bowele?meke the moat
beautiful glfts lose thelr beauty
-CASOARKTS will olean up the
boweli?mako the Uver aot??very
thlng look better. m
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"Wrlto II UIght."
By Ambroso Blerco. Thc.Ncalo Pub-?
llshing Co? of Now Vork. 50c.
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has collected hundreds of tho most
flagrant faults of dlctlon, tho care
less and slovenly use of whlch havo
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eareful wrtters of English, and has
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?word far tho ono place, Mr. Blerco
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every professlonal wrlter.
Mra, IMven'a Dook.
Tho success of a now book, "Short
Stories and Poems," by Nelllo II. Ow?n,
ls gratlfylng to Rlchmonders, as thls
work was wrlttcn, publlshed and dls
trlbuted by Rlchmond people.
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ister8 and laymen.
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Literary Small Talk
Eden Phtllpotts, whoso now book,
"Tho Haven," has Juat been Issuod by
the John Lano- Company, has refuscd
to grant permisslon to magazlnes and
the newspapers generally to reproduco
his portrait. In rcsponse to soveral
urgent roquests, ho has begged hls
publlshera not to glve out any photo
eraphs for roproduetlon. Ho feels that
ho haa already glven to tho public
the best ho has to offor ln hls work,
Helon H. Sumner, Ph. D., tho author
of "Equal Suffrage ln Colorado," the
report whlch was propared for tho
Colloglato Equal Suffrago Leagtto of
Mcw York Stato, and recently pub?
llshed by Harper ana Brothers, Ib ac
tlvoly Interested In documenlary ro
search for hlstorlcai onds. Togoth'or
wlth Richard T. Ely, Professor John
B. Androws, John R. Commons. and
others, sho haa boen ongaged upon a
docuinentary history of lndustrlal so
clety In Amerlca, The work has beon
eonducted under tho ausplcos of tho
Amerlcan Bureau of lndustrlal Ro
search wlth tho co-operatldn ot tho
Carnoglo Instltutlon of Washlngton.
Dr. Sumner. who Is attached to tho.
Unlted Statos Bureau of Labor, and
has made tho labor pollcles of ame?
rlcan democracy a special study, is tho
only woman among tho dlstlngulshed
board of edltors.
The days of Carlyle's youth and flrst
lovo aro dlfferantly palnted ln two
valuablo contrlbutlona to Carlylo lll
oraturc. publlshed by John Lano Com?
pany. Thoso aro "Tho Maklng of Car
lyle," by Ii. S. Cralg, and "Carlylo's
"First Covo," by R. Oi Archlbald.
Regardlng- tho much-dlsoussed qucs?
tlon of tho orlglnal of Blumlno, tho
heroino of "Sartor Resartus," theso
two wrlters differ as follows: R. C.
"Was tho bluo-eyed, falr-haired, In?
telllgent, wltty, allght, but boautlfutly
moldod and altogothor graeeful Blar
garot Gordon, or tho flooln', dancln*. j
Uchl-hearUt thing Jeannio AVelsh.' sho .
graeeful form, featuros pretty rather j
than rogular, wtth a comploxlon ot j
crenm pale, black halr over a flnoly,
arehod forohead, ond very soft and i
brllliant black eyas'?tho orlglnal of |
Blumlno? Or Is nelther of ihoso\wo- j
of powerful Intolleot, 'of fragllo and
mon to bo consldered ln thls eonnoc- I
tlon to the excluslon of the other? I
To thls oplnion wo hold. Our conclu
slon ls that nelthor Jano.Walsh nor
Margaret Oordon ls to be consldered
to tho excluslon of the other as tho
orlglnal of Blumlno."
,R. S. Cralg, on the othor hand, ox
prossos lils oplnion that "irargavet
Crordon nts tho caao moro oloHoly than
Jano AA'elsh. nnd, Indaod, thero noed bo
no doubt sho ls 'Blumlno' If any ono
Indlvldual is. Only thero Is not tho
sUgMest warraat i>c> tno notloa- that
Carlylo stlll cntortainod his old love
for her at tho tlmo ho wroto 'Sartor.'"
Clement Shortor, who recently sug
gested a posslblo. "Jano Austen So?
clety," makes mention that "Ann Ve
ronlca." who glves her namo to H. Q.
Wolls's debatablo novol, just reprlnt
cd ln this country byx the Harpors, Is
at tho opposllo polo of femlnlnlty -to
tho posslblo membors of such a so?
clety. This ls be'causo Ann Voronlca.
Iiiatoad of acoeptlng llfe wlth eyes
shut, llko tho VIctorlan horolne, ox
porlmonts wlth lt. and faoes cortain
blological que8t!ons not to bc dlsso
clatod from It. "It la a far cry from
'Jano Eyro' to 'Ann Veronlca,* V wrltcs
Mr. Shortor: "Jano Eyro, who rofusea
to unlto hcraelf to a man who has a
wlfo, and Ann Veronlca, who frankly
tells such a ono i that sho Is ln lovo
Wlth hlm." Contendlng that no wo?
man should oppose horBelf to conven
tlonal morality, the wrlter adds,
may be aald that Georgo Bliot's case
was not a fallure, but that was moro.
Iy the oplsodo of a mlddle-ag-ed pair.
Dlaastor and unhapplness nearly t al?
ways follow such lrregulnrlties."
Booth Tarklngton, of Indiana," has
dcdlcated hla new holiday story, "Beas
ley'a Christmas Party," to his follow-*
statesman, James Whltcomb Rllcy. -
Tho "Party" haa been sald by somo to
bo rather a hrllllant affalr. Com
pounded of sparkllng Christmas snows.
tho laughter of a crtppled chlld, and
aomo lonoly bachelor cmotions, a frosh
prlntlng of it has just boen mado on
tho press of the Harpors.
Tho spcculatlon aroussd In regard
to tho authorshlp of the great Araerl
cun romanco, "Margarita's Soul," ro
contly publlshed by John Lane Com- .
pany, goes merrlly on. One well- '
known crltlc hus wrltten. tho publlah
ers asking if Booth Tarklngton has
not deserted tho drama nnd returned
to novel writing under an asaumed
name. Poter Dunno (Mr. Dooloy) has
also been gucsaed. and lt has beon sug
gested thafMr. Dooloy has ut.lllr.ed this
means to devolop a now field for him?
self. Hlchens. Rdlth Whart-on, Ida
Tarboll and W. J. bocko are among
othor names which have boen aent to
the edltors und pub'.ishers of this story
of the birth of a woman's soul.
Josephlno Desfcam Bocon bellcvo*
that tbe real Ideal of a woman and ot
the human raco for hor is not social
nor artlstlc independence, but the bear
ing and brlnging up ot great chlldren.
This is so old an Idoa that R is at
flrst startllng to moot it ln .-* book.
"Advancod vlows." hold by and for
womon. aro ao usual In this age, how?
ever, that i vlgorous, charmlng do
fewse of olifldoas soems really ln or?
der. In her now volume, "In tho Bor
dor Country," just publishcd by Doublo
day, Page & Co., Mrs. Big^m tells, lu
threo talea, tho story of a*woman who
is an artlst. foverlahly ambitlous..
yearning to do great work lhat wlll
Uv.o rorever. At "Tho Hut In tho
Wood" she learns that her work, after
all, ls -wlth her flesh and blood?her
chlldron. "Go back, chlld, and let
men mako plctures. Do you mako
men," says to her tho happy old wo?
man In tho Hut. *
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