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Braided; Rajah Dresse s Colors Natural & Black like cut Special $10.00 Social and ersonai MR. and Mrs. Carter Bey or ley en? tertained very charmingly Fri? day evening at their home In Glnter Park in honor or Mr. Bovorley's ulster. Miss Fanny Bcverlcy, of "Bland - lleld," Kssex county. Va.. who is spend? ing several weeks here. The tleeoru tlons were In red and white, and sup? per was riervcd at small tables. Mrs. Beyorley wore a gowri of yellow crepe, and Miss Bevorley, the guest of honor, wore white- natin, embroidered In pearls, with a corsage bouquet of violets. Miss Boverley will remain In Rich? mond for several weeks before return? ing to her homo in Essex. Bridge Pnrty. Mrs. Edgar Guhn, of "?l West Frank? lin Street, was hostess at cards Wed - riosdoy afternoon. Bridge whist was played, and six tables were engaged. Mrs. Guild's guests included mostly the married set, and spring P.owcrs deco? rated the parlors. Hctiiriicd From bes.lngton. Misses Dallas Lee and Mary A. John? ston were, among the guests attending the beautiful fancy ball given at. the skating rink Iii Lexington. Vii., last week by the students of Washington arid I.e. University. Miss Lee wor<: Willi Harvey FergtiBon, of New Mexico, ninl Alls;; .lohhston wort: a moth cos? tume and danced with Edward Brown, of Chattanooga. Loth Mirjs Lee and Miss Johnston have returned to Rich? mond. Wnrrrti ton "Weddlnsr. At half-after I o'clock Saturday af? ternoon, in the home of the bride's parents, in Warrenton, Va.. wns <e;c bratod the wedding of MIbk Jane c. Forbes, ?laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mur? ray Forbes, to William I. Wilbur, son of Mr. and Mia. William N. Wilbur, of Penn sylvan In. The house was deco? rated In quantities of white flowers and Southern smllax. The bride, who wns given away by her father, wore a gown of heavy white s.i tin, draped with old point lfi'-<-, and carried a bouquet of white orchids and Miles of the valley. The maids of honor Miss SaUle Marshall arid Mi-.' Elizabeth Wilbur, wore quaint frocks ? ?f yellow satin and carried violets Little Miss Harriet Wilbur, wearing ait embroidered llng< rie frock and carry? ing a basket of violets, was flower girl. Laurence Wilbur was his brother's lo st man. and the groomsmen were Arthur Charrlngton, of Warrenton; Crozler Fox, of Philadelphia: Heyward Spllriian, r.f WarrontAh! M. Innes Forbes, <>f War? renton: ivcnible Yar,rbw, of Philadel? phia, and Richard Hanson, of Philadel? phia, Immediately after the reception fol? lowing the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Wil? bur left for Southern tour. VIre tuInim En* ertiilne?!. Mrs. Hugh M. Kelson and Mis Hoh? en Burwcll, of Clarke county, Vn., were the guests of honor Friday -it a lunch? eon piven at the Stafford by Mrs. Henry Brooke Gllptn, whom they are visiting In Baltimore. The table was charm? ingly arranged with yellow jonquils, and there were corsage bouquets of vio? lets nt each place. In addition to the toner guests, I he others were Mrs. John .1. Donaldson, Mrs. George P.. Gnlthor, Mrs. Edward L Melius, Mrs. Henry llarlari, Mrs. Alexander Harvey, Mrs. G. Howard White, Mrs. E. Stanley Gary, Mrs. Joseph S. Ames, Mrs Wilson .... Weatherby. Mrs. Clarence Shrlver, Mrs. James M. Maslin, Mrs Columbus Siiriv er, Mrs. Thotnas M. Nelson. Mrs. Frank Albert. Miss Ellin ?'. Pleasants, Miss Helen He-van and Miss Payne. Card Pnrty Friday; Mrs. Charles R. Smith, of 92!i West ?jne^ ?_.i!.: 1_.... _ i. ?r-r? THE BEST FLOUR J. B. Mosby & Co. Special showing of Xcw Suits and Dress Goods to-day. LADIES' TAILOR AND SUIT MANUFACTURER, S. W. Corner Seventh and Franklin Streets, Opp. P. O. Madison 5175. Monroe 1053 Kitchen Cabinets will lessen kitchen labor. Try one. Sold by Rottet & Co., Fourth and Broad, Orare Street, entertained nt cards Fri? day afternoon. The first prize was ?Avon liy Mrs. Splllcr kelley. and the I consolation by .Mrs. Preston Bolvln. j Mrs. IT; T. Gales won tho booby. Among Mrs. Smith's guests Friday were Mrs. C. I v. Kirk, Mrs. Wltiicrs Mil? ler. Mrs. Spiilcr Kelley; Mr?. Thomas Bowles. Mrs. Gray Wattnon. Mrs. Whit Boyd, Mrs-. John Wllkerson. Mrs. Gor? don Wright, Mrs. Preston Heivln. Mrs. William Mahonc. Mrs. Stephen Bcvor Idge. Mrs. Stuart McLean, Mrs. W. Goodman, Mrs. Charles Lefew, Mrs. Low tides Peple and Mrs. A. L McClcl lan. Colonial Dame* Eutcrftilued. * Tlie regular monthly meeting of the Virginia Colonial Dam OS was held Fri? day afternoon at t o'clock in tlie par? lors of the Woman's Club. Mrs. Wll ? Ham Buflln Cox presided, aivi at tho conclusion of tho business of the soci? ety Mrs. Howard lingo entertained tho Dames at tea. The decorations were in George Washington red and white, ami the! table was arranged with cherry trees. Mrs. Lewis Blair poured ten, and oth? ers assisting Mrs. H?ge were Mrs.' Clifford B. Caperton, Mrs. .1. Alston Cabcll, Mrs. Arthur S-rlvcnor and Mrs. Edward C. Laird A charming musical program entertained tho'gucsts. HVdncsdny Itrldge Club. The Wednesday Evening Bridge Club gave a George Washington party last i week at ?ll Bast Franklin Street. W. 15. Kodwell made the highest score and was presented with ? painting of George Washington. Mies Jones won the women's prize, and Sam Cook drew the consolation. Those present wore Mrs. L. L. Dur I way. Mrs. J. V. Cherry. Misn Margaret i Snail. Miss Jessie Barnen, Miss M. Join s. Miss Mary Ilainos. Miss Ernest, Miss Jones. Miss If. Bruce Swift. J. J. Johnston, K. W. Rod v.* ell, Crawford Crigg. Mr. Leaclu Mr. Fecnoy, J. V. j I Cherry. W. W. Folkes. \v. B. Rod well, j D. .Tew-ett, Mr. Cook, Mr. Mnssc-y and . Mrs. Balmyer. I Mix* Johnston nt College. , Misa Mary Johnston's address on suffrage at the Woman's College, on I Friday evening, February 21, was de? livered to the students and faculty In 'the college, and proved a decided suc I cess. After Ihe address many 'lues lion-? were asked and answered, show I ing tlie widespread interest awakened. J Ai the meeting to he held under league auspices Tuesday evening at 3"7 East. Franklin Street, all self-supporting j women and those Interested In social I reform and humanitarian questions are j asked to bo present. I Minn Schmidt Entertain*. Miss Louise Schmidt, of "01 East Grace Street, was hostess last Thursday night for the semi-weekly tournament of the Five Hundred Club. The top score was made by Miss Dorothy H?r? tung. Supper was served at the small tables, and the decorations were In red. j white and blue. Those present were Miss Marie Brown. Mis., Julia Ellyson, I .Misses Marie, Emmie and Dorothea H?rtung, Miss Jessie Hutcheson, Miss j Myrtle Eubank. Robert Biggins. Albert j Clay. Abu or Do.id, Waller Burnett. Hr bane Wright. Guy Strlbllng, Jack Har? ris anfl Clarence Smith. Cor Mlxs Kent. Miss Fannie Kent, of this city, who is visiting friends near Frcdoricksburg, was the guest of honor recently at a very delightful dance given by Mr. and Mr>; Lark In Prltchett, of that place.' Ah orchestra furnished music for the ; j dancers, and supper was served at 12 . I o'clock. ? I <?r In(rrr?t Hero. Mr. ami Mrs. John D; Letcher enter? tained at a very attractive dinner Thurrduy evening nt their home in Norfolk, in honor oft Mr. and Mrs. Harry St. Geojrgc Tucker. The table was beautifully decorated in yellow and red tulips and ferns. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. Tazowell Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Jenkins. .'.Irs Sharp, of Philadelphia, and 11. B. Bagnnll. MImmcs llnrrmv Entertain; Misses Mian ?!,,? and Ruth Barrow ni tertalned a few of their young friends on Friday night at their home, .111; ; North ./Twelfth Street. After engaging In games ami music, a supper was; served. Those present were Miss Eva Konegy Miss Fax- Price, Miss Dnrothj, ! Bpuldlhg, Miss Maggie Ragley, of Laif ; nenburg counts*; Miss Blanche White,' Mir--; fnnes, Miss Ruth Johnson. Miss Mat tic Via, Miss Estolie Walker. Mrs. A ml? Walker and Mrs. John Col email,' Dr. claiple ilaynrs. of Franklin county;: Dr. Powell, of Henderson. N. C.i Dr. Pbindoxter, of Hertford City; Dr. Berk-; ley, of Charlotte county; Pr. C. TT. Ar? nold, of Philadelphia; Mr. Pearseall. Mr. Gibson, Mr. Hunter. Elm?re Via, j Mr. Atkins. Mr. Left wich, Durham; Barrow, of Lawrenrevllle. Vs.; Hugh: i Moss, of Buckingham county. AniilvorHnry Celebrated. The Highland Park Catholic Club held its first nnnlversarv meeting on' Wednesday night of last week at the' residence of T. E. McCracken, and it proved a most enjoyable event. The' date being a national holiday, the rooms were decorated accordingly with flags and bunting, and favors for the guests were small hatchets. j Mr. McCracken, the retiring president Of the organization, briefly reviewed the j work of the club since its organization nhd thanked tho members for their sup j port. Officers installed were: John M. i Allen, president; Henry August, vice-; president: Fr'ed Fisher, treasurer, and Miss Emily l.clus. Rev. Father Smet. of st. Peter's Cathedral, delivered a very interesting address on the sub eel of Christian Patriotism." A very attractive musical program war, ren? dered, and about seventy-five guests j were present. j Receiving with Mrs. McCracken were Mrs. Robert LoMasnrlar, Mrs. George i Stoiiffs, Mrs. John Allen, Mrs. C. A. Gregory, Miss Sal lie Oary. Mrs. Charles I J.. Y.irdley presided at the. punch bowl. The next regular meeting will be hold at the homo of Mrs. W. 11. Zimmermann. Jr.. on Wednesday night. March J ;">. Campbell ? It dilution. ?-, The marriage, of Miss W. Elise Rob | inson. daughter of Mi's. Julia Prentlss Robinson and tho late Joseph Carter i Robinson, to Richard Leo Campbell, of this city, will take place Wednesday afternoon at .'. o'clock, at. the resi? dence of the bride's sister. Mrs. George K. Harper. 13 North Harrison Street. After th.e ceremony Mr. and Mrs, Campbell will leave for a Northern tour. Married In .Verr York. Clinton Burton, an old Richmond hoy, who has been making New York his home for the past ten years, was married there, on February 22 to Mrs, Carrie L. Case, of Odessa, Russia. They immediately sailed on tho steam? ship George Washington for an exten? sive European trip They will return In about threo months and locate in Virginia or North Carolina. Tu and Out of Torrn. Miss Salllo R. Cnrr, who has been tho guest of Mrs. Clifford R. Caperton on Howitzer Place, has rciurned to Charleston, W. Va. Miss Rebecca Dulany Boverley, of Essex, Is visiting her aunt, Mrs, Harry Bolt, In Baltimore Miss Llllio O. Toyloo, of King George, is spending a month with rel? atives in Richmond. Mrs. Clifford Bridges an<5 Mi3s Ar lene Bridges will leavo to-morrow to vielt Mr. and Mrs. George Hutching?, 75c SEAMLESS SHEETS 72x90-irich size; sale price, ossmnaB&sra who are upending two :nonth3 at Sara nac Lake. N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. b\ B. Travis and llttlo daughter, Emily, have returned to Hoi whig Green, after vieltlng here for several days. Miss Virginia Loo Patterson, wh ? has been stopping at tho .Jefferson Hotel, will leave shortly for Florida. .Fames C. Drinard. who lias been con? fined to his home, 2011 Floyd Avenue, lor two weeks, ill with pneumonia. Is convalescent, and expects to be out I during the week. Mr. and Mrs. Aloxander H. Ruther foord, of Baltimore, nro visiting rela? tives In this city. Mr. and Mrs. William M. Habllston recently visited Mr. and Mrs. Charic3 Habllston at the Henry Clay Inn, Ash iand. Mrs. Charles flaw has returned to her home in "Waynesboro. after visiting friends In Richmond end Norfolk. Mr. and Mrs. N. II. Williams, who have been spending several days here, have returned to Chase City. Mrs. Leslie Reed has returned to J Bowling Green after visiting relatives I It; this city. Miss Jane Eokols, of Richmond, is i the guest of Captain and Mrs. W. T. Tucker In Portsmouth. Rev. .Tames Downman. who has be^n in Frederlcksburg for a few days, baa returned to Richmond. Miss Ethel Roudar was the guest of Miss Page Nixon In Ashland for tho german given In that place last week. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brownley and children, of Cape Charles, Vs., nr^ the guests of relatives In Richmond. Mrs. A. Slaughter, of this city, has licet? o recent guest of relatives in Chuso City. Va. William IC. Neblett ha:? been ic? moved from the Memorial Hospital to IPO home of his sister, Mrs. T. W . Wood, at Forost Hill, and will leavo In a few days for his homo In Lunenhurg. Mrs- A. J- Montaguo nnd Miss In??/. Godwin, of this city, uro visiting friends in King and Queen county. Mrs. W. II. Harmon has been quite sick at her homo on West Main Street. Miss Louise revkins. of this city, loft last week to visit relativen In Thonias? ville. N. C. MIsh Mnrgarotto Lt, McGulre, of 2K1H East Grace Street, who underwent on operation for appondlclt'j on Monday night In Memorial Hospital, la Improv Itigr, Among the Books "Clever liouko nre designed not uierely to ciprtHn the wrltcrK* thoughts, but to rxprr.iH tbeni In such n way um to nrom?r the renti? er'? mind to active agreement or .lljoicnt." "The Ilrctnd HlBkwn}-.?? By Jeffory Farnol. Little, Brown & Co., 15 Beacon Street. Boston. $1.30. When a reader's mind is roused to "actlvo agreement" by tho perusal of an author's work, looking back over Its salient features becomes a pleaB aut task "The Brood Highway," upon which the wayfarer In Mr. Farriol's book sets forward, runs from tho metropolis of London through Kejttlsh England in an earlier day, when exquisite maearonles of Almaek's denominated all opposed to them bores, and roistering blades set rural communities by the ears and furnished adventure for high and low alike throughout tho country-side tav? erns. 'The story of the book Is writ? ten in tho form of an autobiography by a young Englishman, an Oxford graduate of scholarly instincts and preferences, a clean-lived and yot a manly fellow and, withal, much of a philosopher in his reckoning up of what goes on in the world of ac? tion, when circumstances force him out into its midst. Brought up In affluence on a great English estate, he la quit of it with a pittance In his pocket while ho Is still a beardless youth, having chosen in? dependence with a stout staff as his companion and the highway stretch? ing like a dusty ribbon Indefinitely be? fore him, as a preliminary to gaining an occupation and livelihood, which his Oxford training, in the pinch of necessity, has failed to furnish. From tho outset Peter Vibart. for that is the name of the autohtographcr, Genuine - Pure?Healthful DISTRIBUTED BY Owens & Minor Drag Company RICHMOND, VA. The Queen City of the South where The South's largest Machinery and Supply House, is located at Ninth and Cary Streets. Eight lines of railroad and two steamship lines give us unsurpassed facilities for distribution of Supplies and Machinery to every section of the South and West. Our lines of Machine Shop Tools for cotton mills, saw-mills, railroads and.machine shops, are the best obtainable. 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THIS WEEK, c A PAIR. 11 West Broad Street ?hpS tlnds himself hampered and hedged about because of a romarkahlo like? ness home by him to bis cousin, Maurico Vlbart, the inheritor of the Vibart title, a dashing Lioudon blade, an intimate friend of the prince Regent and a dandy of the first water, whoso notorious career has given him an unsavory reputation nil over England. As nephews of a lately deceased uncle, the men aro still further associated In the minds of thoso to whom the Vl? bart name has a familiar ring, though, curiously enough, they hnve never met face to face. Before tho grass has grown green upon the uncle's grave, Peter Vlbart has thrown In his lot with that of a lusty blacksmith In a remote English village, and chosen for his own an abandoned cottage, abandoned because It Is believed to be haunted. Here, he takes up tho broken thread of settled existence again nnd learns, through personal experience, how labor sweet? ens leisure. Pot or Is by no means gregarious In his Ideas. But hldo himself as ho may : from the general curiosity of tho | villagers In his new environment. It Is not. long" before love and romance come knocking at his door, and ho "unbars It to both. Destiny, whom he has flouted, steals upon him unawares and brings in hor hand tho gift of hap? piness. Robust life stirs: In tho pages oC Peter Vlbart's autobiography. Tho broad highway of life on which his feet aro set is a niueh-traveled high? way, Rome of those who accompany hihi are honest, good people and some aro not "Tho Ancient," Ihe authority Of the village' where Peter becomes tho associate of "Black George*' in tho smithy, is a most engaging character. "Black George" nnd hi? sweetheart aro loyal and honest friends to Peter, and "Tlie Tinker" is a cheerful philosopher, from whom he gains much. But the supremo.ohnrm nnd delicacy of tho book lies In its love story, that unfolds day by day nnd conies Into full blossom when Peter, restored to bin own inheritance, learns who tho Lady Charmlan really is, nnd thnt he. and she have, through Unding and wedding each other, earned out an old man's plans In spite of opposition nnd rivalry. Tho style of the book and tho grad? ual and natural revelation of Its plot are alike to be commended, "Tho Rroad Highway." as a whole. Is a vastly en? tertaining ami attractive book. ''Cnptlyntlng Mary CnrMalv*." By Henry Second. Small, Mnynarfl ?<"?: Company, of Boston. $1.30 net. Mary Carstalrs might with truth have been written down on the covers of the novel In which a fragment of her history is given, as "Dangerous and Captivating Mary Carstalrs," for she is tho centre of a very whirlwind jpf action in which lifo and limb alike are menaced to do hor service, without knowledge or approval on her part. The scciio of the book Is New York clubdom and a lit tin village called ETunston, not far from New York. Tho plot of the book Is very Ingenious and its humor gains an added /.est from tho fact that "Henry Second" is a pen name, assumed by a writer, who Is Well known to Richmond people, but Who has seen tit to disguise his origi? nality under a piquant pseudonym, Tho period of I ho book Is tho opu? lent present. The time, brimful of unexpected climaxes and antl-climaxes, consumes a few memorable days. Tho beginning of It discloses the Interior of the Curz?n Club, as a sanctuary where a mnn can only bo bored by himself, and draws such an attractive picture of tue Intimate and easy inter? course within the parlors of similar New York men's resorts, as to make all the res; of the world wish It bad access to these places, The story of tho book and Its under? lying motives aro disclosed In a talk between two of the u 11 ra - 'privileged class, by name Lawrence V'arnoy. . a protege of the millionaire, Elbert Car? stalrs, and Peter Mnglnnls, "slowly dying of something new nn,l Interest? ing to do." Varney proposes to arrest premature decease on the part of Maglnnls, by giving him a share In a novel commission he has agreed to exe? cute fur Carstalrs. The said commis? sion Involves nothing more or loss than tho kidnapping of Mary Carstalrs for the hanetlt of her father. Elbert Carstalrs nnd his wife, a number or years before the club room revelations, had disagreed temperamentally. Mrs. Carstalrs had gone to Hunston to live, and taken hor little daughter with her. Tho husband remained In Now York, where hla consolations were abundant enough lo Induce forget fulness of alt domestic and Darental obligations, until old age and HI health made the possl- I bio presence of youth and beauty in a j b'g and lonely New York homo seem I a desirable thing. Mrs. Carstairs was not averse to her daughter's meeting her father and knowing him. Hut she would not, un? der existing conditions, bring her to Mr. Carstalrs's house, nor would she permit a visit on his part to itunston. Mary Carstairs refused absolutely and entirely to help out In the matter, or to tnko a atop in the fnthorward Ulroo tion, unless accompanied by her moth? er. So the kidnapping plot was *.?m and the two club men started on the Carstalrs's yacht, Cyprian!, for Hun ston with it3 accomplishment In vlow. And then tho fun begin.1), (liven several days of waiting In a ?mall town, it is easy to imagine thn mischief two qiiesters after novel sensations and thrills may accomplish; Maginn!? gets mixed up In a political meleo, lays vio? lent hands on an astuto newspaper man who camps on his trail, buys a local newspaper and Installs the cap? tive reporter as editor to head off his sending in fresh matter. These and other stunta of like character go far In the way of arresting his threat? ened decline. Varney meets Mary Carstairs under romantic and favorable circumstances and Invites her to come and take luncheon with somo friends on his yacht; Before this trend toward kid? napping Is Inaugurated, however, tho poopln In Hunston mistake him for a man whom he greatly resembles, but who, on account of Ills misdoing, Is under the ban of tho community. Con? sequently Lawrence Varney gets a se? vere mauling at the hands of a mob, end, becomes somewhat of a hero when he la rescued. Now, Just how happily tho book af? terward winds up. and .lust how grace ful tho hero looks" when ho at last fulfills his purpose In saying: "Miss Carstairs. permit me th0 great honor of presenting you to your father," readers of tho '.?Captivating Mary" will find out for themselves. It Is satn that tho book will bo immediately dramatized, as it possesses all tho olS irionts necessary to inako a most suc? cessful play. Perhaps Richmond people, will havo an opportunity to enjoy it on the stage next winter. To make ready for the play, they now have tho chance to form Mary's acquaint? ance In the pages that tell about tho adventures throughout which she ap? pears to such excellent advantage. "The Frontiersman." By If. A. Cody. Rodder & S to tigh ? ten." New York; Georgo M. Do ran Co. $1.20 net. A romance of t ho Yukon and of the I ItttleVlhdlah village of Klassnn, where < Keith Stead man, medical missionary from Eastern Canada, fought tho deg? radation and superstition In which they were sunk. The missionary had much against him In the opposition of traders Wish? ing to make money out of tho Indians and plunder them. The book relates ninny of the tragedies and misfortunes caused by tho brutality of the minors and their dishonesty. Wild adventures reveal now sidelight* on existence In this far away Northern land. A lovo story runs through tho book and redeems its otherwise too rugged .point of view. Tho moral of tho book 1? excellent, and tho ending a very happy one, tho missionary and the wife whom he has won determining to remain on tho Yukon ami continue their work among th* Indians of the llttlo village, whera Keith Stead man hnd labored eo long and no bravely. "The Trail of Xluety-Klglil." Ry Robert W. Service. Dodd. Mead Co., of x<-w York, through tho Boll Book and .Stationery Co., of Richmond. $1.30 not. Another Northland chronicle and ro? mance, In which tho great stampede of gold-seckors to Alaska is plcturod. Illustrations by Mnynard Dlxon ren? dering the text extremely interesting. All phases and classes of humanity lend color to the story, which If, very tragic from tho beginning to tho cli? max with which It ends. It Is full of human Intercut and vivid color. j "The tfuatlce of the King.'.' By Hamilton Drummond. The Mac mi Han Company, of New York. This book in unit) no because it Is a twentieth century historical novel, In the sense- that it Is topi In modern everyday F.ngllsh. The result is that though fifteenth century life Is de? scribed in the novel, the diction usually considered as belonging to that "remote period Is cut out und five centuries are bridged. Tho King who figures in the novel Is King Louis xi., but the character In I whom Interest centres Is Stephen La Mothe, a gallant young Frenchman of twenty-four, The King sends I.? Mothe to Am i boiao to find out the truth about a conspiracy to put tho heir to the French throne, a boy of thirteen on tho throne, and get rid of Louis, La Mothe goes, but falls In lovo with, Ursula do Vesc, who bus charge oC the Dauphin, and is greatly dovoted to> him This is the real beginning of a story* worked out. by Hamilton Prummond, to a dramatic conclusion, Tho chur-. hctet'-drawlrig Is very good, Villon, tho verse-maker, Commincs, Stephen's friend, and Hugues, too faithful ser vnnt of the Dauphin, being among tho number of those who take active part* in tho drama of the novol. ______ LITERARY GOSSIP. Edwin A- Alderman, president of the" University of Virginia, and Armlslead C. Gordon have collaborated in writing* tho lifo of J. l_ M. Curry, member oC thu United States Congress from Ala? bama, beforo thu War Between tho Plates, member of the Confederate Congress and an ofllcer In tho Confed? erate army. After the war ho \vn:i general agent for tho Pcabody fund nnd a promoter of education in tho South. He was twice minister to Spain. Old Virginia Hook-. Under the above heading tlie New York Times calls attention to the fact that J. LI. Whltty, of this city, has! edited with a preface a full list of Virginia book copyright entries, from the commencement in 1700 to tho year lX-t-l. These entries aro not in tho Library of Congress, the original book haying been destroyed by fire during; the War Betweon the States. The llsu was given to Mr. Whltty many yoarfj ago by tlie late Judge Robert W< Hughes. The ontrles reveal unknown writ? ings of Samuel Kercheval, the Vir? ginia historian, an unknown title to Burk's History of Virginia, and among; other Interesting Items, tho early Ger? man Henkle title;-, Including his Vir? ginia catechism. Tho hook will bo> ? (printed by tho Virginia Stato Library* at an early date. Grave and f!av. It is a matter of interest that Mrs. Burton Harrison, known as Miss Con? stance Cory, during her Confederate belloshlp, will Ixgin in Scrlbnpr's for* March, her "Recollections Crave and flay." Mrs. Harrison married the pri? vate secretary of President, Davis; and, no American writer can writo more illumlnatingly of intimate social life In the Richmond of the Confederacy. Mr. Walker's Hook. Tlio press, Justices of tho Supremo Court and many other distinguished people have expressed unanimous ap? proval of the '?History of the Sherman, Law," written by Albert II. Walker, n. member of the New York bar. Tho periodicals of the country have like? wise manifested their approval of tho' work. As the Sherman law is a matter of great practical Importance to :?. largo number of people. its history* cannot fall to commend Itself to thoughtful people, and those personal? ly Interested in tiie bearings of mo-, men tons public questions, Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S O A 3 TO R 8 A. 1 lecent Fiction At 45 Cents The Music Master, The Yoke, The Goos? Girl, Man in Lower Fen, irccklcs, Rebecca Maiy, Making of Bobby Burnit. Presbyterian Bookstore 3I2-2M N. Sixth St.