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A Yellow Panay. "To th? w?U ot th6 0,d *reen K*1^0"' " A butterqy aulwlnr oamai : "Hls wlnga oh tha somber llohens played Hke ft-yftllow flaJne. *.__ looked, at thorfgray geranlums, . And tho sleopy four-o -clooka, We lookwl at tho.low lanes bordered Wlth tho glossy growlng box. ( 116 Iniuwl for tho peace And tho allonce And tho slrtidows thnt lengthened there, And hls wlld woo heart waa wenry ', of sklinmlng the endloss aliv .Aud now ln the old greon gnrdon ?>? I know not bow lt camo? "A' slnRlc pansy Is bloomlng, , Brlght ns a yellow flatne. ''Jibd whcnever a gay gust passes, ?."U' qulvct-fl oa lf wlth paln, For tho buttorfly soul wlthin lt Longs for tbe wlngs ngaln. -Henry .Gray Cono. Herring Hall Reception. ? Mr. and Mrs. wllllnm T. Horring on tertnlned thcir .frlends Inst Thursday wenlng at- a reception given in tholr homo, "Horring Hall," near Natural " The houso was beautlfully llghted wlth cantlles, and very taateftiny. teoorated wlth evergreons and out flowera. Tho gallorleB and lawn won. llghted wlth japanoso lantcrns. nnd tho moonllght Jwas sufflclcnt to lllumlno the dark nooka ..'and corners. Tho color scbemo, whlch was ptolt and whlto, was vory artlstlcaUy carrlefl out Tho guests wero cordlally met ln the reception hall by Mrs. Herrlng and ushorcd Into the east parlor hy the fol? lowlng ladies, who wore on tho rocopMon commtttteo; Mrs. Pondloton Tompklns, 'Mrs. Llnglc, St. Douls, Mo.j MTb..Pogue .Backoy and Mlsses BesBle and Frances ^tH?rrlnjf Both vocal and instrumontal numbers wero given durlng thB evenlng hy Mrs. Pogue Lackey. M*rs B. D. ^fckey Miss Annle Bealo and M1ss Bessle H?rrln?, All durlng the evenlng sweet strolns of music soundod from the upper 9?*??* and made a host of hearts llght and gay At 11 o'clock the dlntng hall was ..thrown oP6n and the guests^ were, cor dlallv lnvlted to partake of a dellgbtful salad course, after whlch dalnty ices were served. ? . ?_?.i Mlsa Catherlne Herring, ln her uaual charmlng mnnner, served at tho punch /When tho evenlng drew to ?v close, guests made thelr adieux *>%?* ??n iclousness of having beon dellghtfully entertolned ln cordlal Southern faahlon. ?''Those present from Dexlngton and lts vlc Inlty numbered about seventy-flve. Th ollowlng were from a dlstance: Mrs. Limde St. Louls. Mo.; Mrs. Splndell, 'Walhl'ngfon. D. Cl Mrs Worthln^n. .Winchester, Va.; Mrs. ShleldsNorfo k Va.; Miss Tolbert, Danvllle, Va., Mlas Annle Beale, Norfolk, Va., and Mr. J. H. Beale, Norfolk, Va. ._ --? rrr-iMrs. Preston in Richmond. ? '^-Mrs Preston Preston, of Now York, wlio'has painted mlnlaturos of i num? ber of leadlng society women ItiW* mond, has been spendlng some tlme In Tappahannock, where she and Mr. Pres? ton have been the guests of Judge Wrlght,. the lnttor's uncle. ?<?'- From Tnppahannock, they came to Old 'S-'olnt, and have also Deen en'oying cot 'taso llfe at Virginla Beach. They cxpect ?to be ln Rlchmonn August 12th. Mrs. -Preston wlll occupy her New York studlo agaln ln October. V *' Conway?Keiningham. Mr nnd Mrs. John Waller Holladay, of '"Prospcct Hlll," Spotsylvanla county, b;ive lssued enrds for tho marriage of tholr cousln, Miss Anna Ioabelle Keining? ham, to Mr. Edward Henry Conway. The ceremony, wlll bo performed Wed? nesday mornlng, August 22d, at D o'clock ht "Prospect Hlll." ,'?' Engagement Announced. ' Says the I.exington, Kentucky, Hornld; Mr. Thoodore B. AVood announces the 'engagoment. of hls only daughter, Kathe tlne Hunt, to Dr, Bmory West Bltzer, ^of Lcxlngton, Va. Tho wedding wlll bo tho most brllllnnt event of this month and wlll be celebrated on the 2Dth at "Christ Church Cathedral. The news ls ot wlde Interest both In Kentucky and Virginla, wncre tho bride and groom aro Vepresen'tatlves of promlnent old fnmlllos. jilss Wood Is, ono of Loxington's most bt-autlful girls1* 'sho/bas unusual chnrm hnd Ib a so.iar'faVorlte, much loved and admlrod. Dr. Bltzer ls now ln T-OXlng ton, vialtlng Major and Mrs. Dnlngfcr .iU-ld and family at Custleton. He ls hnndBome and attractlve and hns won ?many Kentucky frlends durlng hls vlslts here. He ls physlcal dlrector at WaBh liigton and' Dee University, nnd after "ihe wedding they wlll mako thelr home In '""Lexlngton, Virginla. Miss Hoge's Wedding. Mr. A. Randolph Hollnday has gono to I^oulsville, Ky., where hls nlece, Miss Virginla Randolph Bolllng Hogo, wlll be wedded thls evenlng to the Mnrchese de> Snn Germano, of Romo, Italy. The ceremony wlll'bo porfonned ln Warren Memorlnl Pre'sbytorlnn Church, Ihe father of the hrlde, tho Rev. Peyton Jlarrlflon Hoge, D. D., ofllclatlng, The wnddlng, on account of tho posi? tlon of the contractlng partlos and tho brlde's great populnrlty, wlll be a most Important society event. Personal Mention. , MIbs Susle Klng, who has been vlslt You Don't Know untll you try, how much better you will feel to Leave and wse weH made POSTUM "There!s a Reason" Poems You Ought to Know i .m-i i r i. m ii.-i ? ? Whatever your occupatlon may be, ahd however crowded your houn Wlth fetfilri, <Jo not fall to teour. at leatt a few tnlnute. every. tlay for rtfreahment of your inner llfe Wlth _ bit of poetry.?Prof. Charle- Bllot Morton. No. 89_* TO AN ATHLETE DY1NG YOUNG, By A. fi. HCTOSMAN. . Alfra_ _Mw_?t M-u_m_n, author?of "A Shtopahira _*_,'?.*_?n?_wMoh trrlj pom la tafcan, w?a bctfn 1H?, and li atlll -llvo. H? la Frofatior o* _*tln to Untveraity Ooilu of Ura-oa. ^" ' . The tlme you won your town tha raoe \> We chalred you through the market-place; Man and boy stood cheerlng hy, And home we brought you Bhoulder-hlgh, To-day, the road all runneri come, Shoulder-hlgh we brlng you home, And set, you at your threahold down, Towraman of a Btlller town. Smajrt lad, to sllp botlmes away From flelda where glory does "not atay, ' And early though the laurel grows It wltherB qulckor than the roso. Eyes tbe ehady nlght has shut Cannot see the record cut, And Bllence eounda no worBe than cheors Aftor oarth haB atopped the ears: Now you wlll not ewell tbe rout Or ladfl that wore thelr honora out, Rnnners whom renown outran And the name 'dled .eiore the man. So set, before Jta echoes fade, The fleet foot on the bIII of shade, '?...?I And' hold to"the low llntel up The Btlll-defended ohallenge-cup. And round that early-laurelled head Wlll flock to gaze the strengthless dead, And flnd unwlthered on Its ourls The garland briefer than a glri's. Thls aertea ti_fan in The O^mea-Dlapatoh Sunday, Oot. 11, 1B0S. One la publishe- oeclu__-. lng Mra. Frank Rldeout, at Flncastle, "Va., haa returned home. ? * ?? ?? Mlaa ealllo Mlll Sut'tbn, of Manteb, Va., la vlalttng frlends here. .????*. Dr. Etiward Eggleston apent last week wlth hls wlfo and ohlldren, who ara summorlng In tho Black Mountalns of North Carollna, and ls now ln the Adl rondocks. whero he wlll spend tho re? malnder of ? August. ? a a Mlaa Marion Forbes has returned from Salem, Va., where sho was the gueat of the Mlsses Shlpman. ? ? ? Among tho Rlohmond girls danclng at the Staunton Horse Show german were: Mlsses Dalsy, Boykin,! Helen Adams, Car? ollne Armlstead, Bessle Frazler and Edlth Taylor. ? ? o Captaln and Mrs. Georgo T. founford, of Stuart, Va., are entertalnlng a party of whlch the followlng people are mem? bers: Miss May Orchard, of Rlohmond; Mr, F. B. Orchard, of Augusta, Ga,, and MIbb Helen Qleason, of Atlanta, Ga. ? ? ? ? Miss Connle Hartsook ls tho gueat ot Miss Ltazie Camm Patterson, at "Mt. Plensant," Manteo, Va. , '? ' ? ? Mrs. Mlller McCue ls the guest of the family of Dr. W. A. HawoB, ln Char? lottesville.' a a a Miss Munford, of thle clty, is a guest at Afton. : . .,,.,. ?.!,*,n Mlsa Wi'thers Wrlght Is summerlng at the home of Mlsses Goodwln, nearBoulsa Court House, Va. , ? * ? Mrs. Rlchardson and llttlo son, of thls clty, are th? guests of Mrs. R. Pllcher, ln West Polnt, Va. , MIbb Nova Hall ls tho guest of the Mlsses Beard, at Buftalo Forge,- Rock? bridge county. ? '.*."?.???-? Mrs. H. G. Brown and chlldren, of No. 525 Mosby Stroet, loft Thursdajf-for Ches? terfleld county, where thoy wlll spond some tlmo wlth relatlves. Miss Lucy Gwathmey ls vlsitlng her uncle, Captaln F. V. WInBton, at Loulsa, Va. .,,> *''"! "v Miss Norma Allon, ,who has been vlsit? lng Miss Mamle Wllklna ln thls clty, haB roturned to hor homo Dry. Alexandria. ? ? ?' Mrs. Henry Boykin, nnd Miss Rosa Marks aro Bponding several weeks at the Jefferson Park Hotel, near Charlottes? ville. /a a a Miss Agnes Burgess Ib vlsitlng at "River Vlew," near Scottsvllle. ? ? ? Miss Allce HobBon hns returned from a vlslt to West Polnt. . ? ? ? The Hon, H. C. Stuart, of tho Corpora? tlon Commission, is spendlng.a few days at hls country homo, "131k Garden," In Russell county. ? ? ? Mr. and Mrs,_G. E. Dolaruo loft yes? terday to spend two weeks In Baltimore, Philadelphla, and Atlantic Clty, ? ? MIbs GIUlo Cnry, who haB beon tho guest of Miss Ellen Kent, in Loulsa county, has returned home, ? ? ? Mrs. Josephlne Trovllllan, who has been vlsitlng at tho hom0 of General J. C. Hlll, ln..Scottsvllle, Iibb roturned home. Miss S. Roberta ls vlsitlng MIbs Carl etto Tompklns. at "Looust Dale," nebr Scottsvllle. ? ? ? Mrs. Luoy V. Cole and Mr. Percy T. Wrlght have returned to Richmond after a vlslt to Mr, ond Mrs. J. W. Wrlght, In Carollne county. ? ? ? Mrs. C. H. Urner, who has been vlsit? lng Mlsa Mary L. Conrad, in Harrlson? burg, has gone to Now Markot, Va., to vlslt relatlves. S ^ ? ? ? Miss Llz.le B. Kl.er. of Salem, Va., wlll spend next Winter In Rlohmond, and wlll teach at Barton Helghts. ? y ? Miss Edlth Taylor la the guest of Miss Fannla Mlller, ln Staunton, ? ? ? Professor and MrB, M. A. Martln, of the( Woman's Colloge, ar8 vlsitlng Mr. ond Mrs. W, 8- Bastwood, ln West Polnt. Professor Martln haa recently been of? fered a very flatterlng positlon at Colum? bia University, where he took hls degree. ? ? f Mr. and Mrs. Davld Rlchardson' wero the guests of tholr rnotlier, Mrs., B. M. Rlchardson, tn Mineral, Va. t * ? Mr. Claud A. Head, of Pittsburg, Pa., lu in the ctt_- on business. . ? ? * Mrs, Pollard and daughter uro, the guests of the Mlsses Goodwln, ln fxmlsa county. for the month of August. I ?. ? ?MIbs Bessle Hltor ls ihe guc.t of Mlsa Myrtle Burruas ln Staunton during tho horse show. ? * * Mrs. Sallie Lee and Mr. Smlth Lee aro spendlng- a fow weeks at the home of Mr. J. S. BatUmore, ln Tazewell, "Va, ? ? ? Tho Rev. Dr. J. B. Hawthorne -wlll oo? cupy the pulplt of thd Flrst Baptlst Church !n Lynchburg- the next two Sun days, in the abeenoe of the paBtor, Rov. Dr. W. L. Flckard ? ? ? Mrs. W. W. Barrow, who has txeon crltlcally 111 ln a hospital at, Atlantlo Clty for the last six weoks, haa been sucrcesafully removed to the sanltarrum at Cllfton Springs, New York, and some hopes aro now entertalned for her re coviary.!' * * ?' ' Master Broun Powers and MlBses Louise and Anne Powers, -who have been visltlng their grandmothor, Mrs. D. P. Powers, ln Scottsvlllo, havo returned to thelr homo ln thls olty. )???? ? ? ? Mlss Claudine L. Klssser has returned to hor home In Salem, after a vlslt to Richmond, Blackstone and the seashore. Mrs. Arnett ls the guest of Mrs. Ar.hlc Arnett, in Mlneral, "Va. Mlss Celeetlne .Martln has roturned to hor tidme in Scottsvlllo after a'vlslt to lior slster, Mrs. Mobn, ln thls clty. * * * Klrk Munroe, of Mlami, Fia., one of Amerlca _ most distingulshed authora, ls tho guest of. Mrsv. W. G. Harrlson, in Tazewell, "Va. ' . 1 ?' ? ? * Mrs. W. C.| Bentley, Mlss Ellzaboth Bentloy and Master 'William Bentley, of Richmond, nnd Mlss Julla Logan, of New Orleans, aro spendlng- some time at Gay. mont, near Staunton. ???*,.* Mlss Madgo Read, who Is the guest of Mlss Luclto Cook, in Loulsa county, was one of tho guests at a pleasant hayrlde glven last weok by Messrs. Henry and Taylor Goodwin. * * * Mlsses Annle, Louise and GusbIo Rein hardt, who have bei-n spendlng several wocks wlth Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Rowe, Iri Frodorlcksburg, havo returned to Blch? mond. Thoy were accompanied by Mlssis Myrtle Eedford and Dora Relnhardt. lyrt ESCAPED CONVICT. Caught on the Fly by Chief Deputy Enright.* Mr. M. J. Enright, chlof deputy ln-the offlce of the Unlted States Marshal, had somethlng _f a. thrllllng experionco Thursday nlght at hls homo at Sabot, twenty mllos up tlie rlver from Rich? mond. Somo tlmo 'botween twlllght and tho dnrker hours of tho nlght a whlto man, who could enslly have boen takon for n trnmp, appeared at Mr. Enrlght's front door .and asked one of the ladies of the -household lf she could glve him somo t'hlng to oat and somethlng to wear. Tho good Indy .wns ,willlng ooough to glve tho wnyfaror somethlng to eat and a plonty of lt, but she could not exactly undorstnnd tho wayfarer^s porslstenoy In bogglng for somothlng to'woar, especlnlly for "any kind of an old shlrt," Mr. En rJght's attontlon was cnllod to thls pe? cullar clalm upon tho gonoroslty of tho household, and he bogun to Invostigate. To make a long story short, lt wns soon dovoloped that (ho shlrt tho beggnr wns wonrlng wns ono of tho strlpod kind ?worn In thoso parts' only by' tho con? vlcts lu tho Vlrglnla penltentlary. It wns then very plaln; why the mnn wns ho nnxlous to get Into a shlrt thnt wns dovold of the toU-tnlo strlpes. He hnd already exchang-ed hls othor apparel for the kind thnt had not tho strlpos. Mr. Tmrlght at onco took in tho sltun Uori, nnd belng aure tlmt the beggar -was nn escnpe from: the Vlrglnla Stato fnrm, at once arrestfed hlm and 'phoned to Superlntendent Davls to como on and got hls o.ca-ped oonvlot. The. super? lntendont, wlth n guard, showed up in a short whlle, and the escnpod convlct ?who had gotten away twentyfour hours before, waa taken ln ohargo and ho ls now ngaln sofely behlnd the bars, And he never got the shlrt, Others Show Methods; We Show Results, Watch thls column for new testlmonlnl dally as to the CUN1.8 effocted by tho Mocklenburg Mlneral Waters, Chase Clty, Va. Dr. JameB MclCeq, Superlntendent of tho North Carolina Central Hospital, Sur. geon Southern Kallwiiy. otc otc, wrltoa: Rnlelgh, N. 0.', Pec. 2, 1004. Mocklenburg Mlnera. Springs Co., Chase Clty, Va.: Oontlemen,--One year'ago to-day 1 left thn Mecklenburg aftor apendlng a. very pleasant month, and ono that was ex ceodlngly valuable to me, as havlng ro stored me to health after havlng been. conflnod, wlth an attack of Htieumatlc Gout. Very truly, 3AUES McKKE, Superlntendent. i BOOK REVIEW AND MAGAZINE NOTES BBlSfl or tmib wooDd.-fey Warwlck D-oplng. lrrom Harper , Brother., through the Bell Booft and Btatlott* '? eryjConib_4iT,;ot Rlohmond, , __ An %JnBl|_h ?lory of the period, wtien quentad by atately damea and btaahlng damasla, attlrod ln broo&dea and hoopi. wlth powd-red treaaea and1 rouged oheek_| not'bagleotlng tha patoha. whloh played aa ooneplcuoua a part ln tne Jjelghtening of Beauty'e obarm. apruce maooaronla /with their ea*ln kneo breeohee, thelr valvot ooate and. thelr flne laoes, frectuantlng' the poffee rooms, dlolng, oard-playlng and golng to rwita, aeem scaro_lv leas frlvoloue than the In "Beea of the Wooda," Mr. Deeplhg, after glvlng a. gllmpie of thla eort of llfo, reverta to an extremo oppoalte and aeleota aa hla herolne a glrl brought up In the Pevenael foreBt, among a ?etof people who in oatenslbly oharcoal burn ora, but who" ln reollty, are ?n?u?lera and murderar-, deaperadoea who by ylo lenoo haVe potaeased thomaelvaa of a burled traaaWa, anatohed from the hands of mon, aa brutal and aa vip lont aa theraaehres. ,, __,..?.. Boaa ls ln reallty the daughter o_an Bngllahinan of rank and hla wlfa. ?er parenta ,w?re' murderod at aa* by \??*. at muttnaant, who aouttled tho veeaei afterwnrd ?nd oame aahore wlUi their lll-gotten gold and tbe ottloer'a JltUe daughjer, apawrt tbe Ifa/te *b4oh bo fall her parenta, bacouao ahe waa only threo yeara old. ._ _,,- ,_-.. The'aallora fell among tho 7?^?' venael folk, "0.d Isaac," thelr patrl aroh, and hls aona, who ??**?_; ?? aallow Wde thelr monoy ???*, J?Ir*1!h.-5_d. thetn to death tho aamo nlgbt, buri?a thelr bodtea and then enjoyed the rlonea that remalned, _?. r^?. "Beaa" llved ln a cottage_ W?K Darn? Ursula. Iaaao'a atator. Aa ahe grow Into womanhood, ahe waa forood Into an un congenlal marriage wtth Dan Qrimahaw, Isaao'a aon. Death frooa hor from that bond and glvea Ihor a happler deetlny. aa tho twlde of a young Engllah aq?l?e, Rlohard Jeflfrey, a man of poaitlop ana Iblrth, wiho aeta at deflance aU ?__?? toneta, and wooa and wlna bla Drtda solely beoaueo he loves her. ?IN THB SHADOW OF THB fXH^ By John Hamllton Howard. iPub llshed by Baton and Malns, New York. . . ,'?_ ? Books about VHrglnta and by Vlr glnlans, books 'idoallng with. Smrthorn problems and Southern llfe, and pooKe telllng of the even ts of the war betwaen tho Stntes. hnve beon wrltten ln groat numbers durlng (tbo last forty yeara. untll the tltle "A Tal? of Virginla" haa become aomowhat hackneyod; but thero la nothing tlresomo or. comrnonplaoe ln the latest Virginla story by John Hamll? ton Howard, formerly M Ptortsmoutn, Va. The author has chosen a phase of Vir? ginla history and Virginla llfe nevor bo? foro presented to the rcadlng publlo, and has woven ln wlth hls deBorlptlons of condltlons in and around the Great Dtsmal Swamp, a' lovo story of pecullar beauty and purlty. _.-i??i* Tho plot, whllo ln no way dlfflcult to unravel, ls yot of unusual Interest and i the handllng of the various types of character la vory sklllful. Uslng the Btrange dlsappearance or ? the Count de Bussy, emlssary from Na loleon XXX. to the Confederate Govorn ment, ns the baBls of the story, Mr. Howard-reara on thls foundntlon a splen? dld structuro of fnct and flctlon. Tho tlmo ls 1861 nnd 1862, during the years of the war, but tho story la con cerned rather wlth tho dlplomatlc rela tlons exlstlng betwoen the Confederate States _uid Franoo, than wlth any actual flghtlng or nolse of strlfe. The cruel slavo-owncr, Gabrlel Arnold, thenrdent lover. Leonldas Darwood, the noble and beautlful Isabcl Proctor-are all clearlv and forclbly drawn, whlle falthful old "Uncle Zoke" is a typei of the old-tlme negro, that ls too fast dla appearlng. ?' !>'-?' ...... _,._ The book is. excellontly tllu-trated wlth hnlf-tone cu-s.^'avldently mndo-from photographs of .feal Ipersons and places. Coming Just no'\v,' when all eyes are turned toward Tldowater Virginia, It wlll command a ready salo. THE STATESMAN'S BOO Kt-1006.? Edited by J. Scott Kettle, L.L. D. and I. F. A. Ronwlck, M. A, L.L. B From Macmllllnn &, Company. of New York. through tho Bell Book and Stntionery Company. Newspapers and business people^ to whom the "StatoSfnan's Year Book' ls a nocoRslty. and a great saving of tlmo and labor, wlll be irttercsted to noto Important clmnges ln the Issue for 1906. Soparato notloes have been lntroduced of each ono of tho Unlted States along the same llnes as the artlcle. whlch de pci-Ihcs Ihe Unlted States as an on tlrety. Addltlonal important ohanges aro those dependont upon "the dlssolutlon of tho union botweon Swoden and Nor way, tho endlng jof tho Russo-Japaneso war, the Russian upheaval. the Llbetan mlsslon. the eccleslnstlcal ? chango in Fmncc, .-md the recent electlon ln .tho Unlted Klffdom. , Devolopments and modlflcatlons of the colonlal. empiros of Groat BrIUiln, Franco, Germnny and tho Unlted Statos hnvo been noted. Othor features of tho new issue are tnbles in tho Introductlon. deallng wlth. matters of public 'lntorest, and maps and dlagrams showlng among othor thlngs, tho new Barotso land boundary; the po? lltlcal changes ln the far East; t*no now provinccs In Northwest Cunada: the sub dlvlslon of Bengal; tho tarlff chart of the world; tho economlc dieveloplmont and aspects of the Unltod States and tho races of Russla. Spoclal attention Is dlrocted to tho "Additlons and Cor rectlons." glvlng the lateat statlstlcs, nmong others, the prollmlnary results. of tho rocont German census. COTTON.?By Charles W, Burkott and Cluronce H. Poo. From Doubleday, Puge & Company, of Now YorK, throiiKh the Bell Book and Statlonery Compnnv, of Richmond. Thls publlcatlon ought to ho a part of ovorv farm llbrary, for ln Its dlfferent chnptorn lt tolls nbout the cultlvntlon, markotlnB nnd manufacture of cotton and tho problomB ot the cotton world. It tracos the history of cotton from anclont Indla down to tho prosont tlmo. It troutB of aoreago and produotlpn nnd sho\v3 whore 'tho world's supply Is Brown. lt descrlbes tho men who mako cotton; whltes and blacks, planters nnd tennnts. It lnforms the reador what cotton monns and wlll mean tb tho Bo'Uhern Stlites. It recommends tho oriranlzntlon of cotton growera on the basis of what such actlon may accom? pllsh, nnd It goea to the trouhle or ilomonstnitlng how tho leaks ln cotton prodt may bo stopped. Soctlons Booond, thlrd and fourth pf thc. volumo, whloh ls most Interestlng ns to stylo and admlrablo ln lts make up, nro dovotod'to maklng lt clear ttet cotlnn ls a self-supportlng crop; to tlio cost of maklng cotton; to tho watch? lng of tho world whlle tho plant grows; to tho piuzllng problom of cotton values; tn cotton-Boed, cotton ol), meal nnd hulls, and to tho maklng of cotton gooda. Tho concludlng chapter eays: "We, Bltall ndd to the chlvalry and courage of tlw Old South tho progress and prps perlty of the New?and in tho coming flteniry uwakontng, somo wrltor wlll at last wrlto tho real eplo of the potton, nnd In Amerlcan letters the flouth's own Bnowy flelds wlll beoomo aa famoua as Now England's glfte-d sons and dnugh tei-B hnve made the loe flelds of the oold or North." THB FRENCH BLOOD JN AMTORIOA, Hy Luclon J; Forsdlck. Publlshed by the Flemlng H- Revoll Company, if Now Jfork. ,, ? A moBt lntorestlng book, wrltten well nnd contalnlng much informatlon that people all over tho Unlted States wlU be glad to avall theinselves of. Tho lllustmtlons aro aa valuable aa tho tuxt. Tho narnatlvo boglns wlth tho rise of Protestbritlsm ln France and wlth a glowlng defenso of Joan of Aro and mi account of hor trlal and execu tlon.' ' , The aswBBlhatton .of Admiral Collguy und the moBsacre of St-, Bartholomew are vory grruphlcally descrlbed. . Then a ehapler ls given.to the "French Bxllos ln Buropo,1' and to the Hugunnot eet tlementa madtf ln. .Great Brltaln, Ger? many, Hollu,n<$ Bweden and Russla, t Tho _!*urter o'.Attempted Humionot ?attlemenU ln flraall and Flo'lda 1? de _drl_ed. Then the hletory of tho Hugue fiuta.ln Canad* under Champiainj.ofthe Am.tei_am and New Ho-helli ta *??>?* lylvanlB. Lgtitelana, Vlrglnla ahd ln Charleflton, S. C, is traoed by the part blay-I ln Unlted Btatea aoclal and P-; TlU-al hletory, by the deacendanUi of HuguenotB who came to the New WJoh_, aad Prlsollla Ald-h are proved to be of HugUenot anoestry. Paul Re vere belonged to a Wug_ehot famlly, atld F_t-r Faneult, another Hug-enot, had Uie "Oradle of Ltberty" ln Boston, named after hlm. Prominent French Miles ln Now England have otherwlee perpetuatod Mielf names through Athe Bowdolne, Danaa and a ecore of ,othar Present offleei_ and ?-offlcors of the American Huftienot Boclety Jncludo the names cf John Jay, Henry G. Mar_ quand, Frederick J. do Peyater, Wllllam Jay. T. J. Oaklay, Rhlnelnndor. and Mre, Jaxoes M, Lawton, the secretary. Other eminent names montloned be? cause of their Huruenot blood are Alex? ander Hamllton, Ooneral Richard Mont g-tnery, of th_? Rayolutlonary Army; Henry Vrhoreau and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Matth-W "Vasaar !?_ another Hugtlenot name on whloh special emphasls is lald. Bo are .those of Stephen Glrord, Thomas Francls Bayard, Admlral Du Pont, and In Bonth.Carolina and Vlrgtalo, Gabriel Mani iro_lt, Franois Mhrlon, Henry Laurens Mattth-W Fontalne Maury, Mooro Fauntleroy, Mnjor-General John Buford, C. ?L A-j John Fontalne, Abrahom Mloh ;_ux, <3ornellus Dabney and Atoram Salle. rCO-t_> AND CREJ08H-?By James Do MMo. Harper and Brothers, Putv llshers. For sale ln Richmond, by the Bell Book and fltatlonery Com? pany. ' J ? Stor the boy who enjoys the readlng: !_f a blcod-ourdling- story, occompanled by delightful shlvors of horror oreoplng do-rn hls T>aok, or for the girl who de .twbta ro the flnal trlumph of romance '?over all surrc-ndlnK dangera and ovlls, for for the man. wltn tho blood of a Boldler and the Instlnot of a deteotlve, thls roprlnt of an old-fashloned odven fttiro-a novel, llrst publlshed ln 1869. wlll prove moat eatlolng. A murder opens the story, and all the ?effo-t* of tho hero, Louls Brandon, are bent tow_rds its avengrence; but tbe Bcene- are not all tormrizlng- for Beatrlce, tho beautiful, wields her womanly influ? ence and adds the necossary touch of love ond youth trust to the plot. The beauttful charaotora of Langhetti and Edith shed a pure rudlance ovor tho book, Wfofle tho vlllaln, John Potts, and eaoh one of the mlnor charactors, flt Into their partloular. ntches. Such a book comes a. a rollef from ?the heavy psychologtcal and problem novel of to-day. -? ^ y : VTOWS IN AFRICA. By Anna B. Bad lacn. PubUshod by Sllvor, Burdott & Co., of New York. Although many books about Afrlca havo beea written for older folk, thoro are as yet few that furnish to young people an opportunity for study and knowlodgo about acontlnent, regardlng- which recent exploratlon has produced so muoh now and valuabjo materlal. The present revlsed edltlon of "Vlews in Afrlca" has takon full odvantage of all authorltatlve sources of information, tho wrlUngs of explorers, the offlclal reports of government agents and the records of mlssionary societies, in order to mako tho volume a rellable and up-io-date doscrlp tlon of thls. oomparatively little known portlon of the world?Its various dMslons, Its rich and strange flora and fauna, and its peoples, thelr oocupatlons and customs. The study of the contlnent ls flrst taken up according tb Its maln physlcal dlvl slons. Several chapters are devoted to the cll raate of Afrlca, Its vegemtion, I_h anl? mala and blrds, and throughout tho book ocour frequent deacriptlons of tho curlous modes of llfo prevalent among the many dlftoront peoples?the Hottentots of tho South,' tho __ns ot tho Gulnea' coast, tho Boers of the Transvaal, the Tarkls of tho Desert or the Mohammedan and French dwellers ln the Barbary States. Most lnterostlrig' ohapters deal wlth South Afrlca?wlth Cape Colony and Its famous dlnmond flelds and ostrich farms; wlth Natal and Its commeree; wlth tho Transvaal and Its Boer-Engllsh ques? tlons: wlth tho Orange -Rlver Colony and Rhodesla. Tho slnve trnde, the settlements of va? rious mlssions. tho progress of civlllza tlon, the effoct of polltlcal changes and tlio fuiure econpmto and Industrlal possl bllltles of Afrlca, are all doalt wlth. Of eapeclal timelinesB, when tho ques? tion of canal-bullding is so prominent ln the public mlnd, Is the full account of the conceptlon. constructlon nnd flnal success of tho Suez Canal. Bgypt, wlth its won derful monuments of ancient clvlllzatlon, tho Barbnry States,, wlth thelr mystery of tho Orlont. tho' prlmltlve vlllnges of the natlve trlbes, are shown m fnsclnat Ing and strlklng- contrasf to the now Africa, wlth its schoola nnd- churches, hotels, railwnys, oables and eleotrlo llghts. New Publications. A new book on swlmmlng, whloh covers somo polnts not embracod ln othor pub? lications on tho subject, ls now ln press, and wlll shortly be brought out by tho American Gymnasla Co., Boston, Mnss. It ls entltled' "The Art of Swlmmlng," and the author'Ib Richard F. Nelllgnn, woll known In New England and college circles generally as lnstruotor of gym nastlcs, athlotics and aquntlcs at Am horst Collogo, Mass. Asldo from tho strokes, whlch are dosorlbod ln a clear and conciso mannor, the book presents some lnterestlng Information concernlng menns to increaso swlmmlng knowledge among tho peoplo, especlally students in schools and colleges. Thls has not been dono to any extont ln educatlonnl Insti? tutions in Amerlca, ns In Europe;- but the flrst stop hns just been taken by Mr. Nelllgun's own collogo, whoso method ls described ln a way llkoly to Interest those who are Interested ln the physloal welfare of tho people, as woll ns swlmmers- in genernl, The book ls lllustratod from orlglnnl drawlngs nnd photograpbs In a graphlo mannor, Bhowlng tho action of each stroke. An artlole of leading Interost ln Bob Tnylors Mngazlne for August Is a de Rnrlptlvo and hlstorlo skotch of the "Old Capitol" bulldlng In Richmond. The artl? clo contains, among other lnterestlng rof erences, mentlon sof the library that waa nssoolated wlth ;he Capitol, ?nd that formed one of Its most dlstlnollve fea? turea. The artlclo ls from tho pon of Mrs. Thomnfl Chrlstlnn Gordon, who, ns Mlss Huth Robins, was formerly well-known ln Riohmond an a JournallsUo nnd llterary wrlter of much brlghtness, clovornoss nnd orlglnnllty. Her latest mngnzlno con trlbution strlklngly exemplifleg the qunll ties whloh havo always rendered her style so attractlve, Mrs. Kelly, who hns Just roturned from New Zealand, wrltes her Impresslons of that country ln a leading artlole for the Auguat Craftsman, whloh sho calls "A New Bort of Clvlllzatlpn." Other authors of noto who nre factors ln maklng up the August Crnftsman nre John Spargo, Henry Atterbury Smlth and Oustav Stlckley._? ?'Money woa't got a man Into heaven." ?_y? tha Mnnayunk Phlloaophe., "but it wlll often keep hlm out of Joll." Roses, Cut Flowers, _n_ Desif_-_s. Urge.t Stock. Hammond, riorUt, 109 Eait Broftd Str-et You will scarcely be lieve a soda cracker can be so perfect until you taste the one perfect Soda Crackeir? Uneeda Biscuit So deliciously baked?so tender and flaky?so won 4,erfully preserved by a raoisture proof* package. It is the only real Soda Cracker. G$ NATJONAl 51SCUIT COMPANY S PLEASANT FIELDS OF HOLYWRIT Save for my daily range Among-the pleasant fields of Holy Writ, I might despair--Tennyson. Copyright, 1906, by the Internatlonal Rellglous Llterature Bureau, Incorporated. The REV. DAVIS W. CLA RK, D. D., Edltor, Clnclnnatl. The International Sunday School Lesson. The Parable of the Two Sons. Thlrd Quarter. Lesaon VII. Luke xv., XX-&. Auguat 12. 10W. A aon ln a noble and wealthy family, ohafing undor parental reatralnt, pr hav? ing eahauited local meana of dlsalpatlon and alghlng for freah flolda of voluptuoua conquest, inconaldorately req,uests an anto-mortern dlvlalon of the eatate. Tho lndulgent lat hor;. - makes lt. Perhaps ha has no recourse; ? parental authorlty ls at an end. Tho aon'a'heart la calloua to tho appeal of lovo; aln has lndurated blm. Tno guileless youth, the father'a prlde and Joy, has grown the gruff, detfont -robel to whom tho amenltlos of home are Inauf ferable. . .?'?'.'. ln tho sbortest tlmo posalblo the Infat uated youth tucked tho sparkllng gema and golden bars. hls patrlmony ln portaoie form, easlty convertible Into ooin of any country, in the pockets ot a money-belt, and, strapping lt about hla person, ho went abroad?perhaps without even a ceremonlous farewell. i . Ho wasted hls substanco. Ho toased lt in tho alr (as per denvatlve), as the farmor does hls wheat when he wlll sopa rato lt from the chaff. Ho llvod dlsso lutoly. Ho waa Insalvable^as per dorlva tlve, whlle hls Infatuatlon laated. ihe colncldonce of the devoured (tlteraltyj patrlmony and the unlversal and extremo famino puts a pathetlc touoh to tho sorry pllght of tho dlsBolute Bpendthrtft. He was left behlnd (aa per dorlvatlve) In the race. -Ho never, In aplte of hls infatuated effort and extravagance, ao much aa reached the glittering goal of hls wanton ambltlon. The gay, revellng party that kept him company whllo hls means held out, swept past hlm thanklossly and dls dalnfully when hls once plothorlc purae was at,last empty, He awoko as from a dream?alone' penninoss! Wlth tho portlnaolty of despalr he glued (llterolly) hlmBelf toa lorelgn land-own er, whom ln hls prosperity he would have dubbod a "Gentllc dog"?wlth whom ho would havo had no Intercourse, rnucn lebs recelve a favor from hlm. In hls despair he cteavcs to tho forelgner so tcnaciouBly that ho cannot be Bhakon on". A super latlvoly dlagustlng and degradlng task la. given hlm?offetwlvo to all thc sennos, repugnant to. all the IdeaB of ceremon(al cleanllness instllled ln hls mlnd from boy hood. , '?_?'* So sharp wore the pangs of hunger that he kept covetlng the swine thelr food? the looust pods ho throw down before thom. Wlth humlllatlon, sorrow, doBpatr, aro comprosscd In tho halt-do.en words? "And no man gave unto hlm." At last the hypnotlc spell of sln Is brokon. Self-consclousneBs, self-control aro regalnod. Memory nalnts the ancestral home. Tho flown blesslng brlghtena. What abundanco, comfort, care, thero oxtends to the most abject menlal! Tlio verlest aculllon has such a suporabund ance that he can poso as a benofactor beforo tho tramp. "I wlll!" What a battle royal has prc coded and made posslblo those tallsmanlc words! Fear, snamo, prlde, have been met and eonquercd, "I have slnned'1 ls tho correlato of "I wlll arlee." Confes? sion absolute nnd frank, without apology or ploa ln abatoment, Bhall be mnae. Ihe ponalty and .onsoquonces of apostasy, dlslnherltanco, sorvluide InBtead of son shlp, shall be assumod without a syllable, of complalnt. It Ib dono. But how dlfferent tho so quel from that whlch tho prodlgal antlcl patedl Ho Ib met long before ho can roach tho door whore ho expected to mako hls confession-and prefer hla modoat re ciuost. The father's composslon, how ad mlrablel Klss of reconcllatlon, how sweo'ti The flrst robo, rlohly dyed and embroldered, Ib east about the bare aml sunburnt shouldora. Tho Blgnet of rkn. ls placod .upon tho wan flngor, Bare feet, mark of sorvltudc, aro Bhod wlth tho sandals of a free. man. Now follows tno Jovous banquet,- V .'/?.'?' Tho mumurlng Pharlsoos can not but see themselvos portrayed ln the eldor son, with hls lll-formed, lll-natured pro test. Tho true Hesslah had. ?como to heal the slok, raiso the dead, flnd the lost. Wlll the hale, the unstrayod, thoso who do not need hls klndly offlcoB, be grudgo thom to thelr brothers, whoso pllght ls so pltablo and deaperote? The cllmax Ib reached, the plea unanBwer able. Analysis and Key. 1. The "Pearl of Parables." Prlmary object: _ , , Intended to Justlfy Jesua' .attltude toward publlcanB and Blnners. Plotures renegades objects of Dl vlno compasBlon, 2, Secondary object; To ploture sln bb a revolt agalnst the beneflclent Father, 8, Incidental lessons, Freedom of the wlll. Foliy of sln, Unsatlsfylng nature, \ DoBperato consoquences. ISvangellcal penltence. Dlscrlminated from legal. The process and course of recovery. The Dlvtne Compasslon. The Teacher's Lantern. Tho prlmary use ot the parable .pf the Prodlgal Son nviat aot be lost algft of In lts ovangeilcnl and modern apjm oations. By lt Jesua sought to Justlfy Hls klndly and famlllar hoarlng towarda publlcan. and slnners, at whlch ttie Pharisees and acrlbea were so outraged, He showed the' verlest renegade of laa-s rael aa stlll the object of D vtne com pasBlon. hls reatoratlon poeelble?a thlng He eamestly aought, . . *???. In lts unlversal, goBpeiappllo?Uon *Ii1b "pearl of parables" plctures ??P M' * revolt ugatnat u, l>eneflcont Wenvenlv Father, whoso law ls right and Just and ' good. ? ? ? Hero i? mlrrowed tho freedom of,the wlll. The aon had hla own way. Ho Is not let or hlndorod, oxcept by the pleadlnga of lovo and its falthful warn ings. .-?? ? ?;., The folly of Bln has no more startlng exempllflcatlon. True as stnrtllng; drawn to llfe! How swlft tho "desccnsus Avernol" How soon the fool .and hls money are parted! How Irrovocablo tho last estate! RemedtleBa! In the mlre wlth swlnel! * * *. Who shall ever number the alnners to whom this parablo has been the "open sesame" to a new;life7 Blessed bo the day ln whlch It was apokonl "I wlll arise!' "Father. I have Binnedl" The Heiivenly Father meeta the; returnlng prodlgal ln the way. > "Lost!" "Dead!" Here ls no rnlnifying of the prodlgal'b fallen Btate, Lost to, God: lost to/ Heaven; dead in trospaasea and Blnal * , * The far country Ib not a matter of geography. It is exoreaalve of estrange ment, of allenatlon from God. ? ? ? The prodlgol's -theology. was bad, though lt showed well the strengthof hls compunction. lt would be imposslble for hlm to evor be hls father'B hlred aorvant. He ls a son or nothlng. ? ? ? ? ?. "Slnned Heaveh-high and ln thy slght." Hcre the penltent la atriotly oPtnodox. The turpltude of aln conalsts In thls, that it Is done agalnat God. J-odah'a penitent klng knew^thia when he crlod. "AgaInst Thee, Thee only, have I slnned!' AVIth thls truth josoph armed hlmBelt when ho crled, "How can I commlt thls Bln agalnst my God?" 0 _ m Solomon ls tho oxamplo for all tlmo ol the unBatlsfylng naturo of aln. He "Drank every,,cup of"Joy, heard overy trump Of fame; drnnk early, deoply drank; drank draughta t rrhat common mllllons mlght have quenched; then dled Ot thlrst. because thero was no more to drlnk." Hear his dylng protestntlons of the Inade auacy of the senBuous 'world to satisiy an Irnmortal: "Vanlty of vanltles, all Ib vanlty!" ? ? ? Joy in Heaven-that ia the measure of tho alnners porll. Were aln a mero epl sode. a pnaslng Incldont, a *_uemma, ex trlcatlon frotn whlch ls easy, there wouid be nothlng ln thnt to.set the Joy-bells of tho skles a-ringlng. It ls because tho sinner stands on the c.rumbllng edgo ot "nell on tho brlnk of the lako that burneth wlth flre, where thelr worm dieth not and thelr flro ls not quenched; becaufte ne stands where thero 1? no eye to plty, no arm to deliver, except tho eye and arm dlvlne; snatched as a brand from Lho burnlng-lt Ib because of that thoro Ib Joy ln the presence ot tho angels of God. Brief Items From Every where. BERLIN.?The Kaisor conforrod the Ordor of Wllllam upon Frau Krupp, wldow of tho gunmakor. iNLUANAPUblH.?The 'Indlann 'Stato Board of Health has issued a rulo.pro hlbitlng osculatlon on tho mouth, ROME.?The thlrd annlvorsary of the coronutlon o f Popo Plus X. , wns celo brated at Rome. CHICAGO,?Dr. W. J. Class, of Chl? cngo. who galnod fnnre by stamplng out opfd-milB of corebro-splnal monlngltls, dlod of overwork. LONDON?The Anglo;_hinoso conven? tion was nubllshod n London. It con flr0m8^fePAng!o.Thlbotan treaty guar. antoelng the Integrlty of Thlbet. TisjniANAPOLIS, IND.?At the na tlon_?IAconve,ntlon' of the Sheet Metal Workera' Assoclatlon yesterday G. W. Bnttley, of Norfolk, Va., waa made troasurer._ WASHINGTON.-Dr. .ullus D, Dreher, of Selwood, S. C, former president of Roanoke College, at Salem, Va? hus been named as American Consul ia TahUI, Society lalands, , BIRMINGHAM, ALA.-Earle Fletchor, colored, who was hanged hero yesterday fo,. the murder of "Bob Palne," a fe| low oonvlof at Flat Top mlnes, croated a scene by denounclng Crlmlnal Judge S, L. Weaver from the .scoffold. , MORRISTOWN, N. J.?Samuol Monlch was nanged ln the Jall here yesterday for the murder of Mra. Harrlet K. Decker at Montvllle, N. J.,- Junuary 17th Jast. At the tlme of the murder Monlch attempled to commlt auloldo. Monlch was Infatuated wlth Mre. peekur, and ln a jeulous rage he shot and killed her. NBW YpRJf.?Presldtfit Roosevelt has been aaked to reunlte a fanrlly whlch has bewn separated aince May by re Btorlng to Mr. and. Mrs, Antonlo Terra, llvlng in Copay laland,'thelr two .daugjifj tors, Fllomena and Fi ?nneesco, twelvo: arid eight yenrs old, who have beon ox-l cludod 'hy the lmrnlgratlon ttutJioritleag becaiiBe they were found to be uutfc-rlug; froai trachowa.