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:|: AM Prices Marked m Plaio Figures? ? vr.i t'ne following dis= | ? c - .* | | MI wgTf for cash with | X order or if paid in 30 ? I days. | ? r. -*d 60 | ? days. | | 5% if paid in 90 days. | v ... <?? ? Buying is simplified ue-c to 4 1 the fullest extent possible. X A ()ur prices arc the same to all y Y and ar< invariably as low as 4 X thej can be made with fair- % X ness tn n and to yon. We in- ? Y rite y?>n to conic and get all A a yonr Furniture, I'arpcts, Dra- X Y pcri< . Chinawarc, or either $ ? Furnishings from us and set- % | tli- the bill in whatever way is X Y most convenient to you. y | i $ Peter Grogaim, ? $ 8i7-8i< 821 823 Seventh St. <jj! $ ! t< ?. een II. and I Streets. X ?!? vvvvvvC' t'v !*v v v v 'X* *!? *?* v 2s& 1S& v . : w Carpets deancd by compressed air. Blotrs ov.t every particle of' dust, destroj's all germ life, and frosLeus up the colors. Saves strain on texture. Same process wad to clean upholstered funii-1 tore. Write for booklet. /i.F.Bornot&Bro. F 'nchScourer* & Dyers 1224 T St. N.W. $ High=Class S | PRINTING. j <js Tin- work turned out in g ? thi< office profits by com- ijj; # parison with am other vou'll If if - t see. A t lean and correct?with 3E "T ? <f '?? displays well arranged and & pros work that's perfect. K A Kvery modern facility if that contributes 3? toward good work 5 Is provided liere. Byron S. Adams >< 9 3f *1 Novr I' .i|?iiolni." 012 lltU Bt. n.w. :i" I | COKE IS f pAcknow*edged to Be Best! - ??f u!l fij' l for uso i:i tin* kltWien ? * r*M.|c*? Ii ijhf* th?? i"?s-n?le tic j* MHtisla- tion autl ?*??m very little*. ^ 28 We'll supply you <'oko. ?. S 2" Ilwhi-N r.t *.? ?'??k?\ <!fl!v#-..l $2.50 g 40 pip i.nr-e i ok . 5 < 0 IMsU.-N !.:i!ge 0.?k<\ . . . .$.">.30 ? nr. r.u- v'ls Cru hnl ( ok . delivered. .. .$:t.00 g 6 40 ? > ? 'rushed ?'??k?\ delivered. .. f4.,V) yg ? ???! t'? ke, d' livrriil. . |V; ashington QasliglhitCo.| S fi*17 2X<1 11:1 1?TII NT. N.W. | I'enoraviing' I I hat Possesses S g I'nusual Merit. ? \\ ed?ling Invitations, Announce-? ^ ments. Lards, etc., are best? 'M trusted to P.rentano's. S I'nusual facilities g nnd a perfect knowledge S "f the requirements of form guarantee the S best of work. ? 1 Brentano's, K AND 13TII HIS. jS M7-3M g A Heavy Load to Carry. AK'0* *"!*h i!.T?p< p?|? come* DprrousifM :ind n ^rfll 111 l..-ftlth. Why? Bn'int. a dlsordorvd utora ?cU ~ tiy' jiernilt tho foo?l to be properly flI ii*''sted. flml lt? products ikHHiutllftted l'J tbe nys t?-m T!.f> l'lood Is eburged with |k>Isoijs wbU:b eotue from this disordered digestion, nnd In turn the nerres ?r<- not fed on good, red blood, and we str>- jmptoms of nerrousnes*, sleeplessness nud general breakdonn. It Is not head work nor orcr physical extrtlon that du?-? It, l?ut poor stomach work. With |Hx.r, thin bl I the l>o.|y is not pro tected agalust thf attack of gertus of grip, bron chitis ami e.'uamnptioti. 1'ortlfy the body at oD?*e w'ltb l>i* Pier.*.- s tlublcn Medical Discovery? a rare combination of natl\e medicinal roots without a particle o' ab-ohol ur dang.-rous bablt formlrg drii);s. A Utile book of eilraets from prominent uicdl ,cal authorities extolling erery Ingredient contained In J?r. Plerc**'^ ' I old* u Medical Discovery will be mailed KKKl' to any address on request by isiatal card or k'ttcr. Address l>r. It. V, Pierce, Iluffulo, N. Y Many years of active practice convinced Dr. Pierce of tlw? valuo of mauy native ro-jts as medi cinal agents, and be went to great expense, both In time and in money, to perfect his own peculiar processes for rendering them both efficient and safe for tonic, alterative and rebuilding agents. The enormous popularity of "Golden Medical Dia covery" Is due twth to Its scientific coreiwundlng and to the actual medicinal value of Its Ingre dient" T! e publication of the NAMES OF THE IXOBEDIKVI'S on the wrapper uf every bottle sold gives full assurance of Its non alcoholic char acter. and removes all objection to the use of an nnknown or secret remedy. It Is not a patent tuedlrine n.r a secret one either. This fact puts It IN A < LAPS Al.l. BY ITSELF, bearing as It does npon every bottle wrapper The Badge of Honesty. In the full list of Its Ingredients. The "Golden Medical Discovery" cures weak stomach. Indigestion or dyspepsia, ?orpld liver aud biliousness, ulceration of stomach and bowel* and all catarrhal affections, no matter what parts or organ* may be affected with It. Dr. Plcree's Pleasant Pellets are the original little liver pills, tlrst put op 40 years ?go. They regulate and In vigorate Stomach, liver and bowels. Much Imi tated but never equaled. Sugar-coated and easy to tak? M cudy. One to three a ion*. HE OLD ENGRAVINGS On Exhibition at the Library of Congress. REMARKABLE COLLECTION Italian. German and Dutch Artists Represented. FIFTEENTH CENTURY PRINTS Description of Some of the Most Net able Examples in the Exhibit? Origin of the Art. A remarkable collection of parly Italian, German and Dutch engravings is now on exhibition In the southwest pavilion of the Library of Congress. It Is a portion of a larger collection numbering between 600 and 700 prints which has been gotten to gether- by an eminent American collector and placed recently In the custody of the division of prints. Not only are the en gravings se.t forth exceedingly rare, but also extremely valuable, for they are of a type seldom found outside of museums and even then infrequently In such perfect con dition. Fifteenth century prints are reck oned well-nigh unobtainable, as well as priceless today, and it is in these that this collection Is especially rich The very earliest examples of the art are shown and with them some of its most masterly at tainment?!. Vasari says that the world is Indebted for the important invention of engraving to the "good tortuno and talen/ts of Maso, or Tomasso Finiguerra, an eminent Florentine goldsmith, who lived between 1400 and 14U0, and designed In chiaroscuro, modeled in bafiso-relievo and excelled in works of niello." Now, the last, "niello," was lit erally the art of ornamenting metal by en graving and blocking in, and one day it must have occurred to Finigm rra, or some one else, that a good way to discover how his work was progressing was to t ike an impression from It on paper. Up to that time engraving had only been used as a direct medium, as a device for the orna mentation and enrichment of precious ar ticles. Gradually, however, the charm of the experimental Impression became recog nized and finally it was diverted from its original purpose into a mere method of re pxoductlon. The engraving Itself grew eventually to be simply the means to an end. Notable Tiny Silver Plate. There Is a tiny silver plate In this collec tion and an Impression from it which dates b: k to ;il>out the time that Maso Fini guerra made Ills first experiments, and, what is even mori niftable, a smill print probably made by the Inventor himself. This pic tuns the "Adoration of the Magi," and Is a wov.di rful composition. No other artist. It 1 sa!J. was ever able to execute In so small a space such a ponderous nu mber of persons, and from this little print one might believe the statement true, it Is not live by soven Inches in dimensions and yet It r> [ires, nts twenty-five or thirty persona, several camels, horses, cows, a landscape and Die place of the Nativity, and further more it ts not confused. Each object and ligure Is care-fully drawn and well modeled. ?The greatest skill Is manifested in the work manship; the most serious art in the char acter of the production. It suggests some of GHirlandaJo's paintings, but It antedates even these. There Is a "Baptism of Christ," which Is |>ossibIy by Maso Finiguerra and "Scents from the I^ife of the Virgin, the engraver of which ts unknown. The latter Is an exceedingly elaborate device showing strongly an ornamental Inclination. With these, and of relevent Interest, are a number of prints of patterns used by gold smiths as designs for their workmen. Kn gravings made In dotted lines and printed on comparatively thin paper which in sonu Instances were probably pasted down upon the object to be decorated. Italy has al ways dispensed ornamentation with a lavish hand, but so great bos been Its intrinsic worth that her prodigality has been for given. The designs for chalices, tankards and the like which are here on view are marvelously ornate and yet not over weigli+ed. They are elaborate, but gen I am doing the business?the good-shoe business; there ought to be more. Be wise about shoes. ABTHUB BUBT 1411 9 uinely decorative. Every part is nicely thought out ami yet the whole is a unit. Early Use of Engraving. One of the ''.irliest uses to which engrav ing as a graphic art was put was the pro duction of playing cards. Sonic say that tho art of wood engraving was introduced into Europe by sets of cards brought from China by Venetian merchants, l>ut whether that be so or not, it is fairly well estab lished that plates and blocks for this pur pose were executed during the latter half of the fifteenth century. In this collection there is a set of fifty of these "11 Gioco di Tarochi," as they were called, which were engraved about 117o and are extremely quaint and curious. The use to which they were put is not definitely known. Galichon thinks that they were designed for the entertainment of the more wealthy classes, rather than for the purpose of ordinary play, and tries to read into them some learned significance. They seem, however, quite simple and frank. Each portrays a single figure in clear line and direct manner. There Is a king, a merchant, a huntsman and a priest; Apollo, Terpsichore and Melpomene are impersonat ed: the virtues. Charity and Temperance, are represented, ns well as such depart ments of scholarship as Grammar, Rhet oric and Geometry. One entire set of ten is devoted to the solar system, personifying the planets and presenting as a last card a demonstration of the Prime Cause. Bartsch, the gnat authority, asserted that they were engraved by Maso Finiguerra, but later in vestigation has almost proved that tliey wire the work of a Florentine artist, in fluenced by Baldlni i?r Botticelli. Certainly, they suggest the style of the latter rather than of the former. A full set of these, un cut. Is very rare. Baldinl himself is represented by an en graving of "The Prophet Jeremiah." and Botticelli by the reproduction of a drawing made as an illustration for the second can to of Dante's "Divine Comedy," printed In Florence in 1481. There are no less tlian live engravings by Andrea Mantegna, a famous painter of the same period. One, a picture of "Christ Descending into Hell." a spe cially fine impression, and another, "Aia rine Monsters," derived from no less cele brated collection than that of Sir Joshua Reynolds. With the primitive work of this era, it is Interesting to stumble across Jacopo Bar bari's little "St. Catherine." which suggests the sketches of Burne-Jones, and to dis cover ill the productions of Domenico Cam pagnola an almost modern sentiment. The Most Valuable Print. The most valuable print in the whole col lection is a first state of "The Massacre of the Innocents," engraved by Marc-antonlo Raimondi, who worked in Raphael's studio and reproduced many of his paintings. By experts this print has been declared the rarest in existence and valued at not less than $5,1)00. Side by side with it is another In the second state, s howing to the right seme alteration In a tree and to the left a newly lettered tablet. Raimondi's transcrip tion of Raphael's "Descent from the Cross," which Is included in this exhibit, came from Sir Peter Delv's collection, and among the more interesting of his engravings is a copy from a famous woodcut by Albrecht Durer. The German section opens with a primi tive woodcut colored by hand (tailed "The Ciedo" and showing eighteen little pictures with superscriptions phi-red in six tiers of three. The drawing is rude, but the coloring is bright and well preserved. The next Is a "Virgin and Child," done after the same manner, with heavy |.r.p.t<Hl outline and crudely colored surface. The tints in this are chiefly brown and red, and its somewhat careless rendering recalls the fact that the first printed pictures were not regarded as works of art, but were intended to interest the oommon people. Among the oddities of the exhibit are two prints produced by the "Interraised" or "dotted method." which simply means that they were punched or hammered up from the back. The result is a strong and vig orous impression, but one In which the lines are more rounded and less clear. Thes\ too, are colored, one in brown and green, most pleasingly. With these have been placed Master E. S.'e "Salvator Mundi," a head of tlie Savior rerdered with unusual fervency of feeling, and the famous little "black madonna," of which only four copies are said to be in existence. Tills Is a picture of the "Virgin and Child" seated on a liank, and acquiri s its name through the fact th at it is printed hi white outline on black inked paper. Martin Schongauer, who lived in Colmar, Germany, between the years 1-120 and 1488, and is supposed to have been a pupil of Itoger van der Weyden. is largely represent ed. He was versatile, but his themes were chiefly religious. To modern eyes his work, j dcubtless, takes on an imaginative quali'< and his theology appears primitive or di torted; but he was profoundly serious, an 1 li<? undoubtedly set forth with truth the doctrines of his day. There is an exception ally tine print of his "Christ Bearing His Cross," and an unusually interesting one or his "Nativity," as well as a first-rate im pression of Ills "St. Anthony Tormented by D< tnons," which, it is said, was taken to Italy by Durer and copied by Michael An gel#. Little Knowledge of Perspective. A certain sculpturesque feeling is notable in the work of the early Italian engravers, but the Germans expended more thought on line than form. Neither had, however, displayed for many years much knowledge of perspective. This is specially evidenced in Fran* von Bo< holt's "Judgment of Sol omon," In which the floor is laid oil in al "D GIOCO Dl TAROCCHI" i .ITALIAN 0WX!N(1 CARD Er^BavE-D ABCutJ41(^ 1 ternate squares of black and white and rises abruptly from the foreground. Almost all the prints in this exhibition have been procured from famous old world collections, and some can be traced back through two and three. A -St. Sebastian," engraved by Wenzel von Olmitz, is said to have belonged to Pope Benedict XIV. and was probably stolen, so its superscription says, from Bologne in 1868. The so-Called '11 kittle Masters" are par ticularly well represented, those men who were eiI her known by a nick-name or by their initiate, such as "K. S.f" "The Mas ter of the Shuttle" and "The Master of the. Crab." it is seldom that so many of Israhol van Meckenem'e works are seen together, and though inherently tiiey are far from attrac tive, as examples they are worthy of note. His set of six double portraits of the Apos tles iw curious, and his genealogy of Christ quaintly and interestingly wrought. There are two works by Cranaeh, in chiaroscuro, the name given to a kind of tone printing done by tlie use of more than one block. Several impressions are shown ? of one o.f these, witnessing to the various steps of the process. The portraits are not numerous or espe cially rein irkable save as exam.pl. s. There is one of Erasmus by Hans Holbein, two by Aldegrever of himself and a fourth of C. ris tian Ii by Jakob Binek, besides others of less note. The portrait engravers of those days seemed for some reason to fall short of their own standard. Their works were, to be sure, bold and vigorous, but they lacked sympathy in rendering?such sym pathy and finish, for instance, as is to be found in "Dirk van Star's" charming little "St. Bernard" or in Aitdorfer's "Abraham and Isaac." Examples of the Dutch School. The Dutch school occupies 1 ss sp::ce and is chiefly confined to the work of two men, Lucas van Leyden and Hendrik Goltznis. Leyden lived between the years 14S?4 and 1333, and was a personal friend of Albrecht Durer. while GoKztiic came nearly a cen tury later. Of all the work shown l.eyden's is the moat refined and finished. His plates were not deeply cut and therefore wore poorly, but their first impressions were keenly artistic. There is little of the con ventional stiffness to be found in "Tit M Ik maid," arid much mature knowledge dis play. 1 in "The Return of tie Prodigal Son." ilis compositions are more dlgni.lej and less cllttered with unnecessary accessories than those of many of his fellow-work?-rs, and his lines while less virile art- more sensitive. it is not a large exhibition, and y< t it is one which might absorb much time and thought. It is Interesting to compare the work of the several schools an 1 to note bow in the three separate countries a new art found almost similar dcvelopm* nt. Meas ured by present-day standards the prints manifest small beauty; but they display a beauty of sinc? rity which should s.ar.d them in its stead. It is less wonderful to observe how quaintly primitive many ar.. ihnn how scholarly in those early days was the work man's craft. They may be grot sqite. but many are finely drawn, and alnos; all mani fest an earnestness of purpose which makes strong appeal. These men were finding a ' new way in an untrod field, and those who came later profited toy their labors. That they were found faithful is the least that can be said. V/oman's Press Association. I The members and guests of the Woman's Press Association were entertained last evening by Mrs. Mary S. Lockwood. After a brief business meeting, in the course of ..which Miss Mary Agnew of Alexandria was admitted to membership, S norita Huidobro spoke of the women writers of South America, and recited Incidents con- ! nected with her life as a lecturer in the United States. Mrs. Fanny Leek C'timminga of Seattle, Wash., delivered an address and Dr. Cummlngs gave an account of her experiences at a time when women doc tors were very few in number. Among those present were Mrs. K. S. Cromwell, Mrs. M. S. Lockwood, Mrs. Anna S. Hamil ton, Mrs. Lilian Pike Roome, Mrs. H. B. Sperry, Mrs. M. C. Prescott, Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Metcalf, Dr. Adeline Port man, Misses Hickey, Foster Lockwood and Mrs. Wil liams. Resolution of Regret. The board of directors of the Central Dispensary and Emergency Hospital has adopted resolutions of regret because of the death of Dr. Swan JMoses Burnett, which occurred on the morning of January 18 Inst. It was agreed that by the death of Dr. Burnett the board lost one of its most faithful members, tiie staff a skilled and distinguished member of the medical profession and the many poor and needy patients a good and true irlend and bene factor. ? Will of William H. Rynex. By the terms of the will of William II. Rynex, dated May 20. 1901. and filed for probate, the "sum of $100 is devised to his daughter. Selnia B. Sharrotts; $50 to his sis ter, Caroline Rynex, and a similar amount to Martha Stirling. His son, Otto H. Rynex, Is made legatee of the remainder of the es tate. Richard C. Rynex, brother of ihe de ceased, Is named as executor. A Large Building Enterprise to 0 Be Carried Out. SEMI-DETACHED HOUSES Property cn Virginia Side of Potomac and Its Future. A NEW INDUSTRIAL CENTER Increase in the Number of People Who Own the Houses They Live In. A building enterprise of considerable ?magnitude, envolvingr the erection of res idences in pairs, Is contemplated, and if the plans that are being made can be car ried out it will be pushed along as soon as the ^fason fairly opens.- There is a fea ture about this scheme which, independent of the general character of the undertak ing. is of interest, as showing the develop ment on a large scale of a style of private house that differs from the type that lias been in use here. It Is proposed to build houses in pairs with such a reservation of ground as will leave a distance of thirty feet between each two houses. It is proposed by Mr. 1?. E. Rreunlngar, who is working out this scheme, to erect altogether about l.v> houses on this plan. 1 hey are to be three stories in height and will contain ten rooms, and will sell from ten to twelve thousand dollars each. More Light and Air. "While the building of houses on the semi-detached plan, as it is known, has been done to some extent in this city from time to time, yet as a rule the mfirc com pact plan in rows has been followed, owing to the more economical use of ground. It Is recognized, however, that when the in terior plan of a house calls for four rooms on a floor the provision for light and air is not as ample as is always desirable. When, however, three sides are left open, then it is pr.sslblc to have window o;, the side as well as at two ends, and in t!: s way tin; supply of light in the inteiior is more abundant. New Apartment Houses. Three two-story flats are being built by Mr. L. E. Breuninger at the northwest cor ner of 11 tli street and Whitney avenue. They will be semi-detached and will con tain suites of five anil seven rooms each. On the south side of Roanoke street be tween 13th and 14th streets Mr. Breuninger is building a four-story apartment house, which will contain twenty-seven suites. There is to be provision for cold storage in each, and as the building will stand de tached with lawn space on all sides the in terior will be well lighted. The same builder is also putting up two houses on the south side of Kenyon street between l.'ltli and 11th streets. On the Virginia Side. The change made recently, as announced in The Star, in the ownership of the tract of land known as Rosslyn farm, at the southern end of the Aqueduct bridge, will be followed, so It is stated, by immediate improvements. This tract of land, com prising the high ground at what is known as Rosslyn, has been bought by men who are interested in the Old Dominion rail road. which passes along one side of the property. Tn addition to building ;i . road from the Aqueduct bridge to (Ireat j Balls, this company has also a j-owe ? house ! which is capable of enlargement a-. the i need may a! is.- , so that it can !?-? also a j power 1I<I lighting company wl en tin nv.r k't lor these essential is ) rov.dcd. The interesting as well as the important i feature about this purchase is that it ts a part of a comprehensive plan for~build ing up that section of the cotintrv and drawing population tin-re. it is th, inten tion of .Mr. Colin II. Livingston. win Is one of the promoters of this em. : pi is -, to subdivide the Rosslyn farm into building lots and place them on the market at a moderate figure, so that there will be an inducement fer people to buy who want to acquire their own homes, as weil as a place for those who want houses to li^. in near to the places where they do their work. For Manufacturing Uses. It is expected that with power ficTti.v-s at hand, as will he -lie ease with th?> power plant of the railroad company, manufac turing concerns will locate there, and to encourage this, suitable sites will be avail able for such purposes, and home sites and homes for those who would be employed The town of Rosslyn. which Is now in its infancy. >o to speak, if there is any growth at all. will be changed into a thriving mod ern settlement with a residence section and a business locality and manufacturing plants and the other essentials or a pros perous community. A loan and trust com pany has been organized, and the other things will follow?at least, that is the ex pectation of those who are interested in the promotion of these enterprises. Increase in Home Ownership, It has been said by certain prominent foreigners who have been in the United States to study economic. Industrial and social problems here that not.e of the re sults of their investigations have impressed them more than the information they se cured as to the great extent to which American workmen and persons tilling the lesser clerical positions own their own homes. This widespread ownership was readily accepted as a proof of a higher state of material existence among the masses of the United States than mat which pre vails among the misses of the countries of the old world. Individual ownership of small holdings is. in fact, a distinctive fea ture of American life, even much more so than in Prance, where ? especially the impelling ambition ot the workman, and notably the faimer, is to be the master of his own domicile. Cause of Building Activity. The extent of It in this city is very great, ; but of course It Is difficult to deal in ex act terms on this subject, not only be cause the information as to Individual hold ings is lacking, but also because the move ment which lias been going on for some years past seems to have had additional impetus during the past three or four years. Within tiie last named period tin rwmber of home owners has greatly increased, as is made evident from the additions to t'r# houses in all parts of the city, as well as throughout the region that Is tributary to the city. The causes of this home buying, as it might be termed, may be attribute . largely to the facilities afforded for paying in in stallments. With a comparatively small amount of cash a man can enter upon a career which will end in his becoming his own landlord, vrf course It Is advised that the cash payments be as large as possible. When it happens to be small, however, it is no obstacle, and a series of payments are arranged which are suited to the in come and the resources of the individual In tills way a large number of families hive become the owners of their hotpes, and at the same time the city has made substan tial progress. On the Installment Plan. It became apparent some years a.50 to certain wide-awake men, who hid been paying a good deal of attention to the system and growth of building and loan associations, what a wider opening for the purchase of homes by wage-earners could "be offered, and as a result they started the scheme of the sale of property on the in stallment plan. There are, of course, adverse arguments presented aguinst this mode of acquiring homes, the tenor of which is thaiLthe wage Iearner by obligating himself to b&y a house often places himself under financial obliga tions that become a burden which compels him to stint himself in his fight for a live Shoe Polishing a PSeasore. J ^ \ \ IV II I^ts.> The wonderful polish for Men's, Women's and Chil dren's shoes. If you use SH1NOLA your shoes will re tain their glossy black luster for a week. IT SHINES INSTANTLY And is easily applied, especially so if the Shinol.i Dauber (5c.) and Polisher (20c.) are used. Xo other polish is "just as good." Get it today of your dealer. Large Box, Do not acccpt a substitute. The ShSmiofla COo, Rochester, N,Y. fel0&17 HAVING DISCONTINUED the Agency of the * Chickeriog' Piano ?we will clo.se out our entire stock of Chickering l'ianos at Greatly Reduced Prices 1 he stock consists of Chickering Baby Grands?Quarter Gran<ls? Style E Uprights?Style F Up rights?Style X Uprights and Style O Uprights. Easy Terms IIf Desired!. R G. Smith ? Piam? Co., Bradbury Building, 11225 Pa. Ave. III! lihocMl. But there never yet has lived u wage-earner who, whether he was piling up a bank account or buying a horn.' 0:1 stated payments, did not have to forego Ht If a st some of the comforts and . oin> a?'.i the necessities of life. Favors Small Incomes. But whatever antagonistic ar;;ti:nen raay be used against the Installment-paying scheme, they are all overshadowed ly the great good that has accrued and is accru ing to the individual and the community collectively. Modern ways >f livi -g are, in a great measure, dependent up'11 Ih. !i ou.-e. in which people live, and there on 11 bo no denying the fact tiiat the hum? its If mast to a greater or less extent influence I lie lives of its occupants. Convenient, com fortable and cleanly homes, with something' of artistic simplicity and finish ai>,ut them. Induce and promote refinement and eleva tion of mind and life. To the rich and fairly well-to-do folk? the provision of comfortable and artistic homc-s i ? a matter of individual taste, personal ef fort and easy expense. To the poorer por tion of the community there is practically no choice left but to take such as they c.aa obtain and make the best of it. If, then, this poorer portion is enabled by methods of small payments to acquire homes, or at least plots of ground upon which homes may be erected, the difficulty of individual ownership is immensely lessened, and the opportunities for a better existence largely increased. Good for Young Men. Perhaps there Is 110 more elevating, cer tainly there is no more steadying influence for the young man, the wage-earner and the small salaried individual than the con sciousness that he is a property owner. To countless thousands of men it is well worth their while to go into debt to reach that solid plane of citizenship, for the bc-st se curity and guarantee that the home of a worknran shall be comfortable and healthy is that he shall be the owner of his own dv> idling. Willard Memorial Meeting-. The colored department of the W. C, T. 1". has arranged to hold its annual Willard memorial meeting tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in Lincoln Temple Church, JltU and R streets. The Loyal Temperance Le gion and Band of Mercy departments, un der the direction of Luella 13. Crouse and Rosetta E. Lawson, will render appropri ate exercises and sin:.' the "Willard Rally" hymn, composed by Miss Ella M. Boston, department superintendent. Addresses are to he delivered by Rev. Sterling N. Brown of the Lincoln TempU Church and Rev. Walter if. Brooks, pastor of the lDth Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Carrie V. Kountaine, musical di rectiess, will lead the singing. Men's Club Meeting. -The regular njonthly meeting of the Men 3 Club of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church was held ut the residence of Mr. Alexander S. llensey la?t Thursday evening. Sir. Alexander II. Gait, the club president, in troduced Mr. Charles Davies, who read an essay on "Cicero." Mr. Charles H. Hen ney rendered several solos on the eupho nium. Mr. George H. O'Connor sang a number of songs. Mr. Freeman and Mr. Eldridge, the organists, respectively, of St. John's and St. Margaret's churches, ren dered piano duets. Supper was served. Among those present were: Gen. George B. Davis, Mr. 8. S. Siiedd, Mr. A. A. Hoeh liag, ('apt. J. T. Smith, Mr. George E. Tral les, Mr. C. B. Rbeem, Mr. Henry Gross, Mr. George C. Brown, Mr. James J. Lamp ton, Mr. Clifford K. Berryman, Mr. John I'ool, Mr. John Reed, Capt. James McRae. Mr. Charles Davies, Capt. C. IX Rhodes. Mr. Carl B. Keferstein, Mr. Alexander T. Hensey, Mr. I-?roy M. Go ugh. Rev. Dr. Her bert S. Smith. Dr. John H. London, Dr? Charles L. Ballard, Dr. E. M. Hasbrouck. Mr. Alexander II. Gait, Mr. A. B. Mesny, Prof. K. P. Dewey, Mr. D. B. Wainwrlght, jr., Mr. S. H. Agnew, Mr. E. H. Parry, Mr. Weadon, Mr. Edward S. Spalding,. Mr. Bert T. Amos, Mr. George G. Brown, Mr. A. B. Ruflf, Mr. Cpton H. Ridenour, Mr. Henry C. Johnson, Mr. L P. Berthrong, Mr. Swep son Erie, Prof. Freeman, Prof. A. G. El dridge, Mr. Cbarlea M. Heany, Mr. Henry F.. Waiter, Mr. Geonto O'Connor, Mr. llora. Mr. Henry F Porter. Mr. Dole. Mi A. < Wimer, Mr. W. F. Field, Mr A. R 1I< M i, Dr. l.aud and Mr. F. W. Smith. HERNDON NEWS NOTES. Construction of Sidewalk?Work on Sl" -iiil CorrfsiK>m!<-U''" of The Star. HKRNDON, V.i.. February 17. i:?";. The Herndon town council has -t? l the construction of a siu walk on Stati. i street. Dr. 10. J.. 1?. twilor, chairman ? f tho committee on i >ads and streets. \\ i have charge of the construction, and tl > stone crusher has b?en removed to Stall'.:i street preparatory to beginning the work In a few daj.?. A Brai . lithlc sidewalk v*i: constructed us an experiment, and if l.-ni i suitable the work will probably In . ?? - tinued throughout the entire street. Work cn tiie Il -rr.don canning fa< in: y building, which pas= partly suspended 011 . - count of the cold weather, has been re sumed, mid the foundation and c:trp?>nt< ? work will now be pushed In order to Imv.i the building completed and the ma< hin. ry in place by April 1. A meeting of the sto. up holders has been called for Monday, ti.o Kith, for the election of officers and <lin - tors, and the allotment of acreage ;.nr isj; tile farmers. The extension of the Great Falls and 11 -t Dominion railway trom Great Fails t,i Jlerndon is a subject of great interest to t > people between tin- two p.aces. Th<- com mittee appointed t?> gather information to the number of ini ibitants, the amount of business, and gent rai advancement oi this section have sticcte.ied in obtaining a number of very interesting facts to Ih> placed liefore the railway officials. It ,a stated that busme.-.- men who are interest' i In a large tract of land in this district liavo tailed upon the company and have offer. <1 a right of way for alt extension of tie km to Herndon. and the assurance has be.--i given that the recent rapid business ad vance ment of Herndon would make it n< - essary to give very careful consideration *?> the claims of the town in the couterr plat>- t extension of the road. A gentleman w i.o uJ in position to know very much of the tut ? ? prospects of Fairfax and Ixiudoun counties, i:s far us electric railroads are concern. .1, is repurteif to have stated that in a few ye.'i s there will be a numlwr of electric Ii;.. - in these counties, and also that the time must come when all tiitse- lines will be ulao * under one manag. m.-nt. The chairman of the H?-mdon commit!" ? has received a letter from Jlr. G. G. Bot. ler, general manag. , of the Great Falls and l?id Dominion Company, stating that a committee representing the town will be received for the purpose ..C going over tiie proje teci extension. Mr. W. II Taylor i ts Jusi sold lie Palm. - I : ..pi-rty 1U 11?- r I..:. A1: - - Viu 'k.-r of Ixudoun ceanty. Virginia. Mr. Bmoot .A ti e government printing of .lice, Washi^glon. 1> l as removed from I.1- h"ine .'/t Vlenr.a t.. \\ ishington . !? ? ? the r> rnal'/id.-r th< winter Mr. 8nj .ui ha* entirely ye. overed fiom l is recent Illness. At the Grand lx><lgc of Masons at Ki?h tnond t'/iis week the following represent* t the lodges from tl .? s. Hon of the state: ,1. F. Oertel. Vienna; Walter Oliver, Fairfax; K. K. Gillette, Herndon; K M Dewls, Asl - burn; t.'apt. W. K. G? rett. l-eestmrg; George ManklHi and M K. Church, Fails Church. : FIRE-PROur o*vmA6E. j ? The lowest rates consistent with erery # ? modern conTenlence. pei-feet safety and care- i ? fnl management. Looked rooms bol.iiuit large # ? vaniuad. #4 month. Lowest rat* of insurance. ? r ? IT T .. O Pi i ' ? vanioftU. 9<t uiuuui. ui?r? mie ui iu?ur?n? c, ^ ? Merchants'Transfer& Storage Co. ? J 920-922 B st. 'Phone Main ? Canning Factory.