M. Hugues LeRoux, who is to deliver the Cercle Francais lectures this winter, is an eminent journalist and lecturer, well-known in the literary circ es of Paris. He was born in Havre in 1860. He has devoted himself chiefly to journalism and the writing of light novels, contributing frequently to the "Temps" and "Journal." Among the books M. LeRoux has written may be mentioned the following: 'L'Enfer Parisien," "La Russie Souterraine," 'L'Attentat Sloughine," "Un de Nous," "Mederic et Lisee," "Chez les Filles," "L' Amour Infirme." Last year M. LeRoux made a dari g exploration through Abyssinia.