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PersonaL TIIE llnal event of Ihe Boclal whlrl for thls senson wlll he thu an liual iippeaiance of tho Anit dlans," the riritmatlc club of Iho Unl verslty of Vtrglnla, ln thelr aparkilttg, orlglual inuslcal cuinody of "Turvy land," at Iho Aciidomy of MUsIC, Thd play ls wtlltoti liy W. li, Ilarrlson, of Eotilsvlllu, a student at tho unlvor Blty, and ls decldedly the best shuw over put 011 by tho studenls. Thc- appenranco of tho olub here la nlwaya grooled with a round of chartnlng ontortaliinienls. Tho boXOB wlll i,e takon by thf. dcbutantbs of tho aoaaon and tiielr frlonds. E'sually a darice followa the porfortnance, but ns yet nrmngemctits have not be completod. A number of promlnent Boclety women have been asked bo patronesaoH for the occaaton, and, comlng an It aoea on the nlght of Feh ruary 8, the IobI <if ihe "world tlie llosh and tho duvil" for furty days, Boclety will he but ln ful| force to tbnd thc nITalr. The fact that several studetitH from Ithhmond aro 111 the cast glw* an nddcd lniercst to the performanco. ln Honor nf MImm W'llaon, Another hrllllanl entorlalnment ln hbnor of MIbb wiilla Wll?on, of Charleaton, w. Va.; whoae weddlng to Clemcni Barkadalo Eathrop occura IVbiuary X, was glven on TuCBduy evoning i.y Mrs. Charlea Peyton, of thai city, Tho functlo'n took iho form of n dlnner dance, and tncluded, In addltion to tho biidal party. all tho youngor soclety aet of ?"harleston. Mrs. Peyton'a resldcnce, whlch ls nd nilialily sulted for ontortatnlng, waa beautlfully ndorned, a dellcato color achemo of yellow and whlte belng ln? genloU8ly carrlbd out ln the dorora tiona nnd refreahihchts. Card tables were attruclivcly urrnngod on tho lower iioors, but the ballroom clalmed the largest share of popularlty. The brldo lo be, a radlant blonde, wns handsomely gowned In a plnk im p >rlC(i tulle robe, hcavlly ernbroldered ln paatol KhadCB and gold. MlBa lleie,, Entiir.il.. who ls now Ml?s wiison's houao gueat, wore a beautlful Rown of turquolio blue aat lu. ? mbroldcred ln whllo and gold. Mrs. Peyton was aRBlated In welcom Ing her guesta by her daughter, Mlsa Ellxabeth peyton, who la rcmcmhcrcd most plcaanntly by a h'oat of frlenda In Rlchmond. Mlss Wllaoh Is tho daughter of the lato E. w. Wliaon, who was fprmerly fl'ivernnr of West Vlrsinla. aml wim for many years prlor lo hls death one of Its most promlnent cltlzena, Slnce her debut last year Mlss Wiison's beauty nnd oharm have been much ndmlrod, nnd her approachlng depart uie for Rlchmond ls keenly ngretted hy her many frlends ln Charleston. A number of other entertalnments are to be glven In her honor beforo her wed? dlng. Card Party Frldny. Mra, Alexander Trent Uray cnter talhed ?' a very attractive hrldge par? ty on Frlday afternoon from 1 to 6 o'clock ln her home. 304 South Fourth i Btrcet, in honor of Mlaaea Fanny Rcv erly. <>f Hlandlleld. Easex; Mlnnle Bmith. of Iioro. Klng Gecrpo. and Re U?cca Blckerson. of fiaroilno. The flrst prlze. a dalnty lace Jiandkerchlef. was won hy Mlss Emmle Wherry, anrj tho consolallon. a hand-paintod pln tray, was drawn by Mrs. A. T. Gll bert, of Ashland. Mrs. Oray's guests Included: Mlsses Fanny Reverly. Minnto Stnlth. Itebeeca rtlckerson. WIlUo Nash. llattle Gray. Mary Page Irvlng. Emmie Wherry. Mosdnmcs E. T. Slanard, H. Cortor Reverlv, Eauroncc fobb. Reverly H. llandolph. A. P Ollbert, of Ashland. (ifTlcerm of V. I?. C. s At a meeting of the Unlted Daugh tora of the Confederacy, hel,j on Frl? day mornlng at 11 o'clock In I.i Camp ir_.11. the following offlcers wer? rlected: Mrs. Norman V. Randolph. presldent; Mra. Edgar Taylor, flrst vlce-presldont: Mrs. Thomas Bocock. second vice-presldent. and Mrs. Ifuph' Mlller. former treastirer, not belng nblc to serve longror in that capaclty, was elected third vlce-presldent; Re cordlng Secretary, Mrs. W. R. Vorter; Corrohpondinc Scorotary, Mrs. Craw ford Redd. Mlss Helen Mclntyre hav Ing reslRtied: Treasurer. Mrs. Clarcnco E. Bydnor; Roglstrar of Crosses of Honor. Mrs. R. A. Ulenner, both of whom wero elected. ^ Votlng was by ballot, and the suh Ject of a collego of Virglnia- women at Charlottesvllle was favorably dls cussed, but not votcd upon, as It was the regular meeting for electlon of of? flcers, and wlll be brought up at the next meeting. Mrs. Nathanlel D. Ellor. presldent of the Virglnia Divlslon, was a vlsltlng Paughter at the meeting. Ilrldge Toiirnlillion*. The fourlh of the serles of card The Literary Digest of Nov. 6, 1909, Devotes Five Columns to a Review of The Last Exploit of Jack Sterry A Momentous Incidcnt of Second Manassas. Free extracts are given from the Rarratives of Dr. Ward, of Mississippi, and Scout Cussons, of Virginia. It is the niost thrilling episode of the war, aRd the tRost fateful. Dc tails will be inailed or request by CAPTAIN CUSSONS, Glen Allen, Virginia. Promptness I have put on an extra team at my Richmond yard that I might be able to deliver fuel to housekeepers the day or dered. I have also opened a branch at Highland Park, which assures every res dent proRipt delivery of the very best Wood or Coal at lowcst city prices. Therefore, I appeal to all thc Rorthern suburbs for their business with three gnarantees?lowcst price, best fuel and prompt delivery. That's all. I am the Wood Man in Richmond, and have ?been for years. I tscll first-class heat-giving Oak or Pine at samc price. I also scll Slab and Hickory Wood. My Anthractte, Splint, Fire Creek, Pocahontas, New River Lump, New River and Pocahontas Steam Coke and Cumberland Smith Coal all burn to ashes or 1 will haul it back. I have a little low-price fuel, if you like it. I only ask a trial. LONG'S Genoral Offiee Phone, Madison 1069. Highland Park Branch Phone, Monroe 1320. At Publishers Prices or Less Any hook in print prompt ly fiirnishcd. Ncwcst ?1.50 fictiuu scnt POSTPAID at) tlicse attractivc prices. Look over these few titlcs and ordcr yotirs now? "KliiRdom of Slonder Swords," *I.|H. "When a Man Marrlos," *I.|N. "Tho l.'.jrelgtter." 31.III. '?Romaiici: of a I'lalti Man," ?. 1.20. ".John Mnrvel, Asslstant." fii.SO, "Eoiil l^iveland Dlscovers Amerlba," fi.si. If a n d s q m e ifllustrated cataloguc scnt 011 rcrjucst. Presbyterian Book Store, 212-214 North Sixth Street, RICHMOND, VA. tournamenta glven at the Womnn'a Clllb look placo on Krlday evcnltiK In tho pnrlora of the club, and bndge whlst was plnyed. There wero seven tccn tables engaged, and hlghest ncore was mado by Mr. and Mra. R. C. Nel aon. A charmlng collation was served after tho game, The neM tournnment at whlch Rtralght whlst wlll be playcd wlll be hold on Krlday evenlng, Eebruary 25, at the Woman'n Club. Recelveti With' Mra. Scbtt. At a receptlon to he held to-day from 4 to 7 P. M., ln the Arllngton Hotel, Waahlngton, U. C, by tho Dnughters of tho Amerlcan Revolu tlon, Mra. .Sinnewall .laokson. recent ly the gucst ln Richmond of Btanhope Rolllng, and now vlsltlng frlends ln Waahlngton, will recelvo with the prealdent-goneral, Mra. Matthow T. Scbtt, for a part of the afternoon. Mra. .lackson la a wonderful oram ple of lovely old age. Her home I? Charlotte, X. c. Mlxx Tnrner Knlerfnlned. A deliphtful dlnnor party was Kiven ln honor of Mlaa Roae B. Turnor. of Islc of Wlirhl county, Saturday evenlng at the realdence ot Mr. and Mra. W. Eioyd Roams. Chimbornzu Park, where sho la vlsltli.g. Cover.s wero lald for elght, and thoao preaent were Miss Tnrner. Mlsa Beaajo O. Prairle, Eaurence Urlnica, of Waahlngton. D. C.: 8. Par rlah Roarns, |(. Woodson Tompkln*. Standlsh 1;. Coloman, Of Charlottes vllle. Va.j Mr. and Mra, W. Flovd Roam?. Mlaa Turnor leavea for her home In a fow day8, muoi, to the re gret of her many Kichiiiond frlends. lu Honor of Mra. Youug. One of the moft attractivc card par tles of the weeh was glven on Tues day evenlng by Mlaa Eena Pollard. in her home, 1011 Kloyd Avenue, In honor of her hou<=e guests. Mrs. H. T. Young and Mlaa Mary E. Maltox, of Petors burg. Decoratlons were ln sprlng l!ower.? and smllax. -iicxiK ,,f MiNM .\nnli. MJ ? I'.inny Reverly. of "Bland f.< 1'!.' ? aex county: Rebecca Dlckcr lon, of Carollne, and MlDhlaSmlth, of 1>?K<\ Klng Gcorge, are visiting Miss Wlllle Na.?h at her home. 611 Kast Franklln Street, Mlaa Reverly has been a frequent and mucli ailmired vlsltor to Richmond. A number of very attractivc affalra have been planncd iu honor of Mlaa Naah'a guests. Dmue lu Awblnnd. Wednesday evenlng at tho Ashland Auditorlum a dellghtful german was glven hy thc Chesterfleld Cotlllon Club. Thls is the flrst german glven thla sca.son by the club, and was a brllllant succeaa. The muslc was fur nlshed by a Richmond orchestra. Tho chaperons were; sir. and Mrs. Tate Chenery, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Potts, Mr. and Mrs. .1. D. Hunter. Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Shepherd. Mr. and Mrs. Wi C. Rlanton, Mr. and Mrs. L. T. W. Marye, Mrs. M. Baldwin, Mrs. J. G. Hushes, Mra. A. S. Carr, Mr. and Mr.-. .1. H. Iloofnagle, Mrs. Fold, of Chlcago; Mr. and Mrs. W. ""_.. Foy, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Gucst. ^ Tho german was led by Miss Annlc Macon Potts and .1. W. Fowlkcs. Some new and very pretty flgures were ln troduced. Thoso dancing were: Mlaa Annle Macon Potts, with J. W. Fowlkes: Mlss Christln'e Cooke, with .1. TV, Leake; Mlss Marjorlo Briggs, of Richmond, with R. Woolfolk; Mlss Peaohy Fleot, with F. White; Mis8 Katherlnc Kent, with B. West; Mlss Ethcl Boudar, of Richmond, with A. Pellljohu; Miss Graco West, with O. Chapin; Miss May Bald? win, with F. Bane; Miss Marjorle Chiyolm, of Birmingham, Ala., with 13, Gravely; Miss Maggle Tucker, with F. Cox: Miss Annie Hunter, with F,. NToel; Mlss Pago Nlxpn, with C. Tucker; Miss Augusta Nlxon.'wlth J. D. Mosby; Mlss Annle Walker, of Richmond, with 11m Gilette: Miss Kmma Eee Priddy, | Wlth 0, Whlle; Miss A. L llavnes, of ! jtlehnioiid. wlth II. W. I'eatross; MIhm i.oIh rtlehardaon, of Rlchmond, wlth j Htanley Blftnton; Miss Julla Wclslgnr, , with .1. W. Brownlv; Miss Martlia , Hughes. wlth |,ee Brown. , Htttga Meaara, Parker, Bulirmart, W. : I. ''I'-hard. H. u.. Maryo. w. D. Sbuff, C, u.rroii. M^.rshall Eilis. MeclliiK T?.|in). i nJ,'"' n0?!!ittr m?nthly meetlng of tho |Be e Brvan Day N?r?ery n,,d Freo i Klndergarten wlll ,,e held thls morn ing at I o'elock. Members an, ro i gffi* '" n?t0 th0 "Hango ln the ln miii Out 0f Town I Mrs. P C Meaeham, who has been l the gneat "f her daughter, Mrs. James C. smyth 3204 Wes, 0race s.reet for several days, has roturned to Now I York. Iloraco Barnrs, who lias been IU nt the home of hls father, R. L. BarncK. Slierwood Park, ls slowly lm provlng. Mrs. A. t. Wlghtman. of Ashland. spent. several dajcs recontly (,s tho Ktiest of Mrs. Ctfiway Gordon, In Rlch mond. Mrs. M. E. Davldson, of Mlllhnro Sprlngs, Va., Ih the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. Graham Davldson, nt tho Hhenandoah. Mrs. C. Coleman fi'mlth and her daughter, Miss Goldle Smith. who have been vlsltlng Mrs. Smlth's brother, W. II. Thompson, 2413 Hanover Avenue. left Saturday for Washlngton, whero they wiil spend several days before returnlng to Maryland. Mlas Bosalic Bowman spent last week as the guest of Mrs. Barrctt Sydnor, In Ashland. Mlas Blanche rtolllns, of this city, ls vlsltitig friond3 In Newport News. Mrs. Sydnor, of Washlngton, and Mrs. W. G. Owens, of Itlchmond. aro the guests of Mrs. Thomaa Boswell this week In Chase Clty. Mlsses Cora and Susle Dlmmock, of Newport News, are vlsltlng Mrs. Horacc AVellford Jones, 200 East Franklln S'trcet, for a fow days. Jildge S. Houston I^etcher, of Lex ingion, Va., spent the paat week ln Itlchmond. Mrs. Juinau Llclitonatein, of thls dty, Is vlsltlng her father, 41 Tischler, ln Norfolk. Miss Frances Dlllon, of Lexlngton, Va.. ls vlsiting Miss Johnston and Miss Eloiae Johnston, at 110 East Franklln Strcet. Dr. Cullen S. Pitt. of Barton Heights, ho ha.s been 111 at hls home for the past two weeks, is able to be out agaln. Among the Books and Magazines "Thp IbpreuUne Frame." By Elizabcth Boblns. Moffat, Yard & Co., of New York. $1.50. As the author of "The Magnetic North" and "The Convert." Miss Roh* ins has gained the reputation of belng a xemarkably strong and vlgorous ; writer, one wlth declded oplnlons and i mucli freedotn of expression, a writer j rather glven to tho portrayal of real [ llfe, than to the Hcntimentai anj so | clal phasc of BOclety, foreign or Amer I Ican. "The Florentlne Frame" ln no way resembles the general trend of wrlt Ing from the pen of one of tho most glftod novelists of her day. It has a New York sctting and two New York women. a molhcr and daughter, as its prlncipal characters. The namo of tho book hinges on the fact that the elder of tho women has an old Ivory Flor? entlne frame that for yeara has hung abovo her desk. empty. When It at last encloses a plcturc, lt ls one of a Knight of Malta, whose book photo type is a young South Carollnlan, be loved of both women and the hus? band of one. Tho elder woman of the story is by name Isabella Roscoe, a widow, bcau tlful, wealthy and cultured to a vcry unusual degnco. Marrled at tho age of seventeon to a man much older than herself. she is stlll young and full or the Impulses and sympathlea of youth, when the book opens, and her daugh? ter, Eugenla, commonly called Genle. ls just slxteen yeara old. Chanco and an old frlend named Fanshawe, a professor of belles let tres ln a New York college, brlngs to the acqualntance of Mrs. Roscoe and lnto tho lntlmacies of her houschold a young Southerner named Kelth. a man lif whom Fanshawe has discerned the maklng of a great dramatist. He has pressed forward in hls work to ward his ideal, but has stumbled and fallen on hls face. When he comea to tho Roseoo home, hc.ls drlfting. and acknowledges himself not far from Bhlpwreck. Mrs. Roscoe rcads hls play wlth hini, discusses Its merits and criticlzes Its weakness, and is ln evory way a bencllcent factor in its auccess ful productlon. A belated romantlclst and almost feudal ln hls tratts of temper and dls pasitlon, Kolth's ilerco reservo disap pears under the fosterlng influonces whlch render Mrs. Roscoo's home so delighttul. As might be expected, howevcr, compllcatlons ensue. He falls ln lovo wlth Mrs. Roscoe, and she, though she ls his senlor in years, might have respondod to hls affectlon, but sho finds out that Gonlo, her daughter, has glven her young hcart to the talented young Southerner and, mothorlike, she sacrlflces her own hopes of happlness to Insure that of her chlld. Genle and Kelth are raar rled, and then the tragedy of the story, contlnued to Its end, beglns. Thero 4s nothing strlking or origl nal ln the plot or constructlon of the book whlch cannot bo ranked ln any eense with such productlons as "Tho Open Questlon" or "Tho Convert." But thero are flno touchos in the char ncterlzatlon of soveral of the book personagos, among whom are tho Ma thera, husband and wlfe, and the Budds, ludlcrously held up aa an ox ample of tho folly of an oldorly wo? man wlth a vcry young huaband. Much of tho humor of the novol cen tres around Minna Budd, wlth her whlmalcol adhoronc.e to fashlonablo follles aud her dovotlon to tho arta ot the tollet. In tho tono ot the book Ues Its chlef merlt. It ls absohttely fro0 from the stlghtost tlngo of coarsoness, abBOluto ly pttre ln Its thought and emotlonal Ism. That so clover a coniposer of flctlon cannot fail In maklng that wlth whlch sho ls nasociatod lntereatlng, goos wlthout. tho aaying. "Tlie Prlde of the Graftonn." By Prlscllla Craven. D. Applolon & Co.. of Now York. $1.50. A New York mllllonalre, ambltloua of achlevtng soclal prestlgo hy vlrtue of hls mllllons, and a young Engllah glrl who thlnka, ln the oulset of her. caroor, tluil; sho can domlnato her hcart by her head, jlguro entor,tulnlng \y *?r? tn a novel of moderu London. llfo, whlch ls nbovo Ihe avorage In the knowledgo or dlftorent typea and phaaoa of liuni'inlty whlch it dlaplays, Nelther tho Amerlcan nor tho I5nb> llsh Klrl wliom he aaka lo be hls wlfe are the least ln lovo with each other nt the atart. Tlie glri j,an a handaomo, rockleaa father, who ls rjulto willlng to glve her hand In oxchango for money, nn,| a wenk tiuerulous lnnther, whoso Infliierico eotints for nothing in her llfo. A befttltlful aunt, her fath or'K niRter, ls portrayed to ahbw the dangor of a young and lovely worhati ontorlng Into wedlock wr'th a man wn.> dbcM not posaeSa a aupremo power over her Interesla nnd uffectlons. The glrl proves the fallacy of her iheoiloH about cohtrolllng lier wlll and keoplrig hersclt well In hand, for she speodlly becomes Infatuated with an actor and, having Iho proverhial prldo of Ihe Grnftons, promptly hrlnga hor engagement to the Amerlcan mlltlon alre to an erul. The lest of doath nnd mlsfortuno Intorvenes, however. The shadow of diagraco spoodlly coola iho ardent pasaion of the ai'tor and re-1 vealH hlm ln hla truo llght to tho Klri who has glven up mueh for hls snke. Tho unexpectod noblllty of ehar aetcr and uncomplalnlng herolstn whlch sho dlsplays under the tress of hardahlp and povcrty brlng- the Am rlcan agaln to her sldc as a nultor, and thls tlme there Is real love and unlon Thc slylo of the book is Bprlghtly and clever, and the story Is well con atrucled and connected, with niiuring gllmpaes of London Ufe and peoplo. "The Prodlfffll Futber." By J. Storcr Clouston. The Century Co., of New York. $1.60. Qulte a unl'iue Idea ln psyrhology Ig worked out In an amuslng manncr by Uie anthor of "Tho Prodlgal Father." This father Is a stald Scotch gcntle mnn, .r. iiorlot Walklngahaw, the ae nior partner ln the llrm of Walking ahaw &. Gllllllower, Kdlnburgh, Sollcl tors, thc head of a well-to-do famlly, and a man with tho reputntlon of hl8 nncostors to uphold, aH well as hla own, Tho book opens very decorously, portraylng perie W_lklngahaw and hla eldest aon, Andrew, ln unlted effort and dlgnlty beforo the world, and ln thelr respectlve ofTlces. Frank Walk Ingshaw, a youngcr brother, belonglng to the Cromarty HIghlandora, ls home on loavo, and the only unmar rif-,1 daughter of the hottse, .lean, la In disgrace because sho has fallcn In love with an lmpccunlous Engllah artlst. .1. Herlt Walklngshaw's health haa hecome somcwhat Impulrod by gout. Ho has been persuaded to try troat uient admlnistered by a Professor Cy rus, who userl radlo-electrlclty to sucn purpose in hls caso that slaldnens nnd severlty drop from hlm Uke a worn out garment. He linds such rejuve natlon In cellular ronewal that he grows young wltp express train spcod. Belng young once more. ho sympa thlzes with youth. He makea it pos slhle for Jean and her artlst. to con templato rnatrlmony. He enables hls son Frank to approprlate tho girl that Andrew, hls eldest son, has ontangled ln an unsultahle ongajromont, and ho adroitly hreaks thc bond by whlch a bewltchlng wldow holds hlm in thrall. Ho enjoys amazlngly replaclng phy slcal and mental wearlnesa with health and enthuslasm and of Insplr Ing affcctlon rnther than nwe. Thc COmpllc_tlons of the book are hlghly humoroua, and for genial fun it can be highly recommcnded. ?The Flghier." By Alhert Payson Terhune. Frank F. Lovell Company, of New York. ji.r.o Thc scones of this book transpire In tho city of Granltc, a Stato capital, a villagc named Magdeburg, and the Adirnndack Mountalns. The book peoplo inelude Caleb Con Jver, "The Flghter"; 6'aul Conover, a derellct, and the flghter's father; \mzl NIcholas Calne, a young jour nallst. who is tho friend of Caleb Con? over. and a man of ldeas; Jack Hawar Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S CASTOR I A fr Decorations for weddings and all kinds of special occasions. Be sure to see us before making your arrangements. The reasonable ness of our prices will surprise you. 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Follow hls adolce. i,'ow^ll"'M?^," dcn, an attractlvc young fcllow of j blrth and posltlon, "who issuos drafts on fuliiro llternry fainn"; Rnuhcn Standlsh, a rnan who, like Esau, Is ready to seii hla blrthrlght for amess of pottage; Blacarda, the vlllaln ot tho book; Desiree Shovlln, the ward ot "The Flghter"; Letty Standlsli, tho flancee Of Anizl Nlcholas Calne, and othcrs of mlnor linportance ln tho developniont of the story. "Tho Flghter" ls, of courso n man of the people. one wIioho. advantages aro all of hls own maklng, who stands squarely In hls own bohalf and wrlngs unwllllng concesslons from the world around hlfu, wliich hc domlnatcs through Its weakness and hls unrc lentlng pcrsonallly and qillck rcsource fulnoaa, IIo carrles on hls flght wlthln the preclncls and agalnst tho plllars of Arareek Country Club, one of tho itiout cxcluaivo soclal organlzatlnns in Granlte, and wlns out. Ho wars wlth railroad mugnatca and contests hls polnts successfully at tbo moctlng of tlie Leglslaturo tn tho State capltal. Then, after awbllc, "The Flghter" flnds out that all ho has been flght Ing for 13 of no valuo at all, welghed In the balanco agalnat his lovo for Desireo bhevlln. IIo ronouncos hls ambltiona and glves hlmself up to tho common and happy destlny of man- : klnd. The book contalns much forclblo and eplgrammatic truth told in a stralghtforward and humorous man ner. and many of its chapters aro ln- I tensely dfamatic. "The KiiiKdoni of Slrndcr Swords." By llallle Ermlnle Rivos. Tho Bobbs Merrlll Publlshing Company. $1.60. "L'p to the mintite in tlmcllncss" Is a dcscriptlvo phraso that might well apply to Mrs. Post Whceler. or as sho Is better known ln the literary world. to llallio Erminie Rlves. whoso hus? band Is attached to tlio American cm bassy at Tokio, and whoso latcst novel Is prlmarlly a plcture of Japan, "The Kingdom of Slcndcr Swords," and its people. While. howevcr, tho book Is re doient of tho atmosphero of tho East. and might well bo read for Its sccnlc riescrlptions and the informatlon whlch It contalns, it la also a story wlth a Vlrglnla hcrolno by the nanii! of Bar bara Falrfax. Tho mald ln attendancc upon Miss Falrfax ls a Japanoao type, essentially so, for her namo ln Eng lish means spring. she wears a butter fly In her hair and uscs the quaint language commonly heard from the lips of Japanese maldens. And she llves ln a street called "Prayer-to-the Gods." The authoress of "The Kingdom of Slender Swords" succeeds to an ex traordlnary degreo in enabllng her readerOto roallze tho Intercst and charm of a country like Japan, ao gay, -o brlght and yet so softly colored. wlth Its kimona clad women, demurely fascinatlng. and all its people so full of enthusiastlc patriotism. The actlon of the book is vcry brlsk. In one crucial situatlon an alrshlp ls employed. In another a phonograph. A marvelous explosive whlch redtices to atoms any subject to whlch lt ls ipplied ls inventod. and alds In Im partlng a highly modern touch to the Uory. As a whole. tho book is the -nost ambitlous which Hallie Ermlnle Rlves has yet attempted. It is inter national ln tonc. and ls wrliten with infectlous entluiBiasni that makes a strong appeal ln its favor. ?Hylnn nnd Otber Pofnui." By Edwin Preston Dargan. Richard 13. Badger. Tho Gorham Pross, Bos ton. $1.00. The pocms in this book are dlvldod lnto four groups?Ilylaa, an elegy: lyrlcs. meditations and sonnets. ?"llylas" ls an elegy on Swlnburne, and, wlth tho exception of tho "Wlngs ot Sunset." is tlio most ambitlous effort ln the volume. Of the lyrlcs and medi? tations, the former aro more musical. rho latter aro mainly philosophlc In tone. Tho sonnets aro both peraonal ind impcrsonal, and each has Its ono tone, dlgnified and meiodious. As a wholc tho book is commended to ;hose who, wlthout deslrlng solutlon, aro real lovers of poetry. Fortlieouilng nml Rccent llooks. The Putnams wlll soon publlsh "Tho [nstltutlonal History of Vlrglnla ln tho Seventecnth Century," by Phlllp Alex mder Bruce. LL. D., of Vlrglnla. In his previous works on the history jf Colonlal Vlrglnla, Dr. Bruce treated jxhaustlvely tho ecnnomlc. and soclal ispects of thoso early times?tho de /elopmcnt of agrlculturc, tho systom it land tltles, tho condltlon of labor, he character and contonts of tho lomes, the local manufacturcs, the >rigin of different classes, soclal dls Inctlons, domestlc hablts and publlo md prlvnto diversions of tho people. In tho "Instltutlonal History," on the land. Dr. Bruce descrlbes remainlng ?ondltlons prevalllng ln the Colony of /lrglnla durlng that formatlve oen ;ury. Thls now work ls tho maturod frult, not onlyt of tho author's re searches among the rccords ln Vlr? glnla, but also of his porsonal ex imlnatlon of tho Vlrglnla manu scrlpts to bo found ln tho Publlc Record Offlee of London, tho- Brltlsh Museum and Fulham and Lamboth Palaces. An 'Interostlng early publlcatlon of :his yenr ls> a Unlted S'tates school hls ory from tho pen of an accompllshed /Irglnla woman, Edna Leo Turpln. ot Scho H1I1, Mecklenburg county. Miss turpln considera herself to havo been avorably consldered by tho publlahera. i-ho havo pormlt/ed her to select the 00 UlUBtraUons and tho oolorcd mapa hat are to appear on tho pages of er book. Boaldo her authorshlp, Mlsa 'urpln ia a highly succcssful farmer, s her homo ln Vlrglnla, roatored and mprovod to a profltablo dogreo under lor managomont antgly tostlflos, Sturgls & Walton promlso for sprln? uhllcatlon tho "History of tho Con oderato War," by Georgo Cary Eg rleston, a brother of Dr. Josoph Eg tleston, of this oity. and a Vtrglnlan ,y natlvlty, who for many yoars haa liado hls homo on tho shores of Lake loorgo In stimmer and ln New York Jlty durlng tho wintor. Tho work^ls o bo publlshed In two volumoa. It Is irophesied of tho work that "Its fear ossness ln erltli'lsm iu suro to oxcito ontrovery; Its falrnnas la oortain to v\\\ commendatlon; Ita Intoroat us a Itpry ls absorhlng. Thu samc pub lshers havo on tholr spring flotlon ist a novel by Allco P. Raphael, on Itlod "Tho Fulflllnient," a study of Ifo ln tho Ruaalan St. Potersburg and ho studlos of Pafls. Probably tho G?'flt novel to bo Isauod :hle year by lienry Uolt & Co., la "Th? tlnknown Quantlty," by Mlss Onrtrude Hall, oxpected to appear about Fob runry fi. In lt MIhb Hall tells a story of New York llfo of to-day, with a atrong love Intnrost and a well aus tnlned myatory In It. "Ry a dlplomatlst" Ib tho only hlnt as to tho authorahip of "Amerlcan Forelgn Pollcy," a now book publlshnd by Mnughton, Mlfflln Compnny. ThlF aecreoy auggesta that tho "Inslde" of Intei'tiatlonal nffalrs?the sldo whlch the puhllc llkea and seldom gets?la lo he uncovered. Though tho book takea up spoclflcally tho subject of the poBslblllty?even tho probablllly?of tho Unlted Statea soon enterlng Into an alllanco with a forelgn power, tho knowledge of tho "Innor clroloa" ls often oxposed Incldentally. "Wo have soen Japnn," Baya tho author, "robhed at Port Arthur of tho prlzo of vlctory over Chlna." Thomas A. Janvler began tho eolloc tlon of Moxfcan folk-loro for hls vol ume. "Eegends ln tho City of Mexlco." whlch has Just. been announced by tho Harpors. In Monterey, twenty-ilve years ago. Mr. Janvlcr'a Informants wero tho eommon people, for the author, whllo credltlrig with nppreclatlon the vor slona of the Spnnlsh poots and historl ans. bollevea that thoso most. lnterest Ing and valuable are current among tho common people, who made them In the beglnnlngr. Mr. Janvler haa made ln hls lntroductlon a full-heartod cxpres slon of thanks to these hnmblo folk who thus talked to hlm?to Posefa, a laundress; to Cano, a waltor at the hotel?to Cano eapeclally?and to var? lous others, many of them women, who hecame Mr. Janvler's frlcnds in hls Horvlce. The lesends tell of such su perstltlons as omens, hnuae charma, splrlts, the evll oye, tho unlucky day; and thcn run along. abrupt, Ineonso nuent. thelr many contradlctlons and ropetltlons, and tholr "Naturally, So nor"?"And so lt was, Senor" preserv- | ing the full flavor of the race. Professor Fatist's rocent book, "The I German Eloment In the Unlted States," glvcs an Interestlnor uccount of Rcboc ca Gratz, of Phlladelphla, tho oriprlnal of Scott's "Rebecca," ln hls great novol, "fvanhoe." professor Faust notos that the father of Mlaa Gratz was a suc cessful Phlladelphla morchant of Ger man-.Iowlsh descont, and that rtho, hor solf, through her great personal boau ty and charm had becomo lntlmate with many promlnent mon and women. Among them was Mathllde Hoffnian, who was the only love of Washlngton Irving. The Iatter descrlbed MIhh Gratz'a fine nualltlos to "Walter Scott when tho novellst was acarchlng for tho iinest typo of .iowes3 for hls "Ivan hoe," and suhseojucntly tho flrst copy of tho novcl was sont to Irving with the nuestlon, "Hbw do you Uko your Rebecca Does tho Rebecca I have plcturod compare well with tho pat torn glven?" , THE WOMAN TO CHOOSE Dr. Ilntcher Ad\1sen Vouug Men Rovc to Seleet Thelr Wlvcs. Taklng hls text from Proverba xll. 31: "She wlll do hlm good and not ovll.' thc Rev. S. C. Hatcher, D. D.. pastor of Broad Streot Methodlst Church. preached to a large congre gatlon last night on the klnd of a woman a man ought to marry. "In maklng your home." he said. "your cholce of a companion should come flrst. And lf you ever flnd a woman llkc tho one descrlbed hy Solo mon, you had better court her and marry her as soon as you can." He sald that one should havo heed to phy sical quallflcations, but that poverty should not bo consldered a bar, poor people, if lndustrlous, can be as happy as thoso who aro rich. He gave three charactoristics whlch every man choosins a wlfe should look for in hls hclpmeet. Tho flrst. ho sald, waa adaptabillty, that a woman should be adapted to thc station and incomc of her husband. Tho Becond was In dustry.so that she could work with her husban'd and help hlm in bulldlng and keeplng hls home. The last charncter Istlc he descrlbed as rellgion. The man should ehoose for hls wifo a God fearlngr woman. ono that would help hlm ln hls spirltual side. At tho close of hls scrmon Dr. Hatcher announced that next Sunday he would preach on tho klnd ot man a woman should chooso for her hus-| baud. "Dry'' Cnmpalgn In On. South Bcnd. Ind., January 3fl.?Tho campaign for an amondment to tho Constltution of Indlana prohlbltlng the manufactnre and sale of llquor ln tho State was oponed In thla city to-day hy twenty mass-meotiags ln churches | and halla. The Antl-Saloon Eeaguo wlll proceed lo hold slmllar "Held days" in tho prlnclpal clties of the State. | All of the now famous Sun-Cured Leaf Tobacco known to the world is grown ln a few counties near to RJchmond. Every pound of it is sold in Richmond, and the Richmond manufacturers get the cream of the crop from year to year?what outslde factories get is simply the "leavings.'' Hence, the best SUN-CURED CHEWING TOBACCO is MADE IN RICMMOND^-indeed, it may be said that none is genuine that is not , Made in Richmond THE BRAND KNOWN AS Is the BEST Sun-Cured Chewing Tobacco made ln Rich? mond. Therefore GRAPE is the best Old Vir ginia Sun-Cured Chew in the World. Some people are sometimes foolcd by spurious branda of sun-cured, so called; but no sensible chewer can always be fooled into trying a thing that an impecunious dealer may try to pass off upon him as "just as good as Grape." No alleged "sun-cured" can posslbly be "just as good as Grape." Be Sure You Get the Real Grape Made in Richmond by R.A.PATTERSON TOBACCO COMPANY REMEMBER: The name Patterson on Tobacco atand? for Quality. SUFFMEli HIGHLY PRI1SEB Mrs. Guillaudcu Tells How Movement in New York Is Gaining Strength. Mra. Gulllaudou, of Now York, wlfo of the. lato proaldent of tho Old Do mlnlon Stoamahlp Company, who la vlsltlng Mrs. L. R. Dashloll In Rich? mond, was prescnt at suffrage head quartera, Haturday aftornoon, and c.\ plalned what was belng dono In New Vork. now a centro ot speclal actlvlty for leading suffraKti organlssatfona, un? der -Mrs. Clarence It. Mackay and Mrs. O. 11. P. Belmojit. Mrs. Mackay calls her suffraso or ganl/allon, Mra. GUIaudeu sald, tho Eiiual Krancliise tieague, and hsia roni. ed for the lecturea slven under lls auaplcea durlng tho wlntor the Gar dcn Thcatre. Mrs. Belmont ls prusl de.nt of the Polltlcal Iiqnallty League, and Is addlng to a new housc sho la bulldlng. at "477 Madlson Avenue, a Gothlc hall. where locturea are to be glven weekly by promlnen.t suftra glsts. Mrs. Mackay has a country home, called Harbor IIIU, on LonK Isl and. Near It la a llttle villago called Roslyn, whero women may votp on school questlons, and where they have elected Mrs. Mackay a mnmher of thrt School Board. From the time of her electlon she has done a great deal for the Improvemont of the school and tho help of the villago women and girla. i .Mrs. Mackay has boon to Albany to soe tho Governor and the members o? the Sonate, through whom her suffrage bill wlll be Introduced ln tho New Vork Lcglslaturc. The Governor lian appolnted March !) for n, hearlng of her bill and for a dlscusslon between tho auffriifc-o and antlsuffragc assoclatlons. On tho cvcnlng of March 3, Mrs. Mackay and reriresentatlves from tha Equal Frunchlso League wlll hold a roceptlon in Albany, to whlch tho Gov? ernor and members of tho Loglslaturo wlll be. lnvlted. Tho annual moctlng of tho Natlonal Suftragc Assoolatlon, whlch now haa its hondquarters at 505 FifUi Avenue. New York, wlll bo held. In Washlng? ton durlng the month of Aprll, and wlll be ono of tlie most Important ever convened In thls countrv. Tn Mrs. Gulllaudou'a oplnlon, one of the mo^t slgnitieant features of the work in New York ls the establlsliment. by Mra Mackay and Mrs. Belmont of traln Ing classes to thnroughly instruct wo? men In the iloe.trines and truths of suf? frage. and to flt them for spnaking from the platform when it la neccssarv for them to do so. Mrs. Giilaudeu's' talk nroved a hanDy insplration to Richmond suffrnglsts. COLDS Are dcpre.s.slna, palnful and annovinfi. Do not ncfilcct a cold. Treat it at once and ward off scrlous complicatlons that wlll ttssurcdly follow neglect. GRIPPE PILLS Act qulckly. They rcduce fever, rellevc all aching pains, do not depress the heart. They are the ftreatest of all speclfics for colds. Fully ftuarantccd. I'ricc, 25c per box?maitabtc. POLK M1LLER DRUG CO., 834 M.ist Main Street. iffWWWVWWWa ALL THE NEW BOOKS and tkehVSTofthe OLD ONES at LOWESTPRKES AT BELL'S, Puplishera and Stationer*, 914 E. Main Street, RICHMOND, VA.