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OFSENATE Alembers Whose Terms Ex plre January lst Next. SOMEWHOWILLRUNAGA1N Others Contemplate Retlrtngfrom Pub? lic Llfe-Thoso Who Will Be Op? posed for Nomination. Some Unccrtaln. 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 sossion: R. P. Bruce. dlstrict of WIst, Lee, nnd Scott. Edward Lylo, dlstrict of Roanoko clty, Montgomery, Cralg aud Roanoke ooun Ues. E. J. Harvcy, dlstrict ot Patrlck, Car roll and Grayson. George B. Keeiell, diEtrlct of Rock Ingham. S. L. Lupton, dlstrict of Frederlck nnd Rhenandoah. 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 and Campbell. Graham Claytor. dlstrict of Bedford. Joseph Whltehend, dlstrict of Plttsyl? vanla and Danville. J. A. Dinwlddle. dlstrict of Floyd and Franklin. 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 nnd Carollne. 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 '.rlct 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 head. It ls uncertaln that Messrs. Bruce and ,Claytor wlll bo candldntes, but lt Is thought Senator Claytor will be return ed. 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 MANY VISITORS 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 unnuity ition. 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 . . ..?!.. serldUH lliiiws, Mlutt W'Uni'oW, alBo of '.'.. | ::..(?. |g obaerving tlie work in tt. ? -???i; Bchool. 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 stance, the 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 about them. 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. lI__m___iz___i^ 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 Democrat. 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 ato. Mr, Tyler may havo opposltlon nlso, tho boundnrles of hls diatrlct hnxfiiR been changed. He wlll probably be re nbmlhated, 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 tho Senate. Mr. Lupton may hava opposltlon for the nomlnaUbn, but wlll probably bo ronoin inated. 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 douht. 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 somo dlslrlots. 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. H0LD-OVI3R SK.HATORS. 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 longer. 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 Proposed Line. THE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED Precautionary Step Agalnst tho Spread of a Case of Diptheri.v? Hon. John Goode in Wllliamsburg on Legal Business. (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 Norfolk Thursday. 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 secured. DIPHTHERIA. 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 cases here. 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 nlal Inn. Mrs. McCormlck, Miss Glasgow and Mr, Walter Page wero visitora here ThursC.ay. 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. Spcncer. 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 tumed home. M!ss Annlo Chapman Is very 111 at tho homo of her brother, Mr. C. B. Chap? man. Mr. Wllllam F. Stead, of Washington, D. C? Is spendlng the wook at the Colo nlal Tun. 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 In Richmond. fxjcoococccraxoocococo No. 3. By MARY WASHINGTON. )O0O00OOOO0OOO0OO 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 JS 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 prices. Any mail orders will havo our most choerfui and prompt attentlon. Chas G. 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, MATTINGS. 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 ELTIES. COTTONS. AT SPECIAL MONDAY PRICES. 6V4C for Yard-Vv'ldo Blcached Cot? ton, worlh 0c_ 7'/4o. for Androscoggln and Baker Cotton. 4?ic. for 40-lnch Twlllcd Sea Island Cotton. rillow nnd Sheetlng Cotton greatly SHIRT WAISTS. MANY NEW ONES RECEIVED THIS WEEK IN PLAIN AND FANCY WHITES. PRICES LOWER THAN EVER. 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. LINENS. AT LOWER PRICES THAN EVER BEFOFIE. 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 yard. A FULL LINE OF TOWELS AT SPECIAL MONDAY PRICES. DRESS GOODS. FANCY SPRIMG PATTERNS AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES FOR MONDAY. 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 Velllng. 59c. for Silk Strlpe Chnllles, sold for 9Sc. 45c. for All Colora In Etnmlnrd. the 7Bo. qunllty. 49o. for cholce' of all our 76c and $1.00 KenMottoa. SILKS. 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 75c. qunllty. 69c. for Check and Strlpe Bllks, the $1.?0 nnd 11.25 qunllty. 8Do. for Silk Btrlpo Orcnndlncs, the 89c. quallty. 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. Manufacturers of Company, Electrical Engineers 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," 1 ^r,n. 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 Scarlet i^etten" 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 Swedeilwrgwn Church. '?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.