NICHOLSON, MEREDITH (1866-), American writer, was born at Crawfordsville, Ind., Dec. 9 1866. He was educated in the public schools of Indianapolis, and for many years he was engaged in journalism in that city. His works include: The Hoosiers (1900); The Main Chance (1903); Zelda Damaron (1904); The House of a Thousand Candles (1905); The Port of Missing Men (1907); A Hoosier Chronicle (1912); The Provincial American (1912); Otherwise Phyllis (1913); The Madness of May (1917); The Valley of Democracy (1918); Lady Larkspur (1919); Blacksheep! Blacksheep! (1920); and The Man in the Street (1921).