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TELLER, terer, Henry Moore, American senator: b. Granger, Allegany County, N. Y., 23 May 1830; d. Denver, Colo., 23 Feb. 1914. He was educated at Alfred New York, taught school, and after admission to the bar practised law in Illinois and Colorado. He was United States senator from Colorado 1876-82, Secretary of the Interior 1882-85, and was a member of the national Senate from 1N5, except for a brief interval 1896-97, up to 1909. He was especially prominent as a silver advocate, and had the unusual experience of 'serving his constituents as a nominee of the Republican and later of the Democratic party.

TltLLEZ, teryith, Gabriel, Spanish dra matic author, better known by his pseudonym, Et. MAESTRO Tutso DE MOLI NA : b. Madrid, between 1570 and 1572; d. Soria, 12 March 1648. He studied at Alcala and remained for some time at Toledo, whence some of his works are dated also in Galicia and in Seville. The date of his profession as a Brother of Charity is unknown, but we know that he had become superior by 1619. In 1634 he was named De finidor general of Castille. His first poetical work, 'Los Cigarrales de Toledo' (1624) is a collection of tales in which there is a sem blance of the influence of Boccaccio. This in fluence is clearer in 'Los tres maridos burla dos,' which is an admirable adaptation of the 'Decameron.) Instead of a second part of the (Cigarrales) promised by the author there appeared in 1635 a new collection ('Deleitar aprovechando>) of religious stories mixed with 'Autos,' of which 'El Colmenero divino> is one of the best efforts in religious drama. For a long time Tellez devoted himself to this spe cies of composition. In 1620 he dedicated to his friend Lope de Vega 'La Villana de Val lecas' and four years later he stated that he had written well nigh 300 comedies. He ex celled in the religio-theological dramas of his period and also in historic dramas, farces and comedies d'intrigue. He had a penchant for

epigram but was capable of reaching the high est conceptions and frequently sounded tragic depths. Some of his works are equal to Cal deron's or Lope's best and in recent years critics have begun to do him full justice. An eloquent proof of his merit is that some of his works have been attributed for centuries to Lope or to Calderon. Such was the case of Burlador de Sevilla y Convidado de Piedra,' an admirable scenic portrayal of the legend of Don Juan, which, although univer sal as proved by Farinelli, has taken on the character of a purely Spanish legend through this work of Tellez, which has been widely imitated in other literatures. It is his best work and in order of importance may be men tioned 'La prudencia en la mujer);