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m $75,000 Worth of Hngh=Orade Furnatyre, Carpets, lairad Draperies at am Average of 60c. 00 the Boll liar. PQSTALTELEGRAPH COMMERCIAL CABLES ClAMMC M. KCMV, ??4 ddlvart tkta to th? l*rat ?rtalai mm lig kk.L .1 |LU LtiA? pniiiM w mi wen w an wiw^ ? ?! S i :l f Received st P^tAl^Tele^raphJCabl^Co. Building, 1345 Penna.Ave., Washington. (A lS.f.KI.MR. 40 0:47?B. Jersey-City.I.J.Maroh 1st?06. Julius.Lansburgh Furniture and Carpet Go# Washington,D. c. Paid for you to sheriff Warfleld undor orders from Court forty t*o thouoand dollars for the Morrill stook.Thls Is fifty six osnts on appraisal valus. Ten loaded oars on Pennsylvania will reaol) you quickly. Advertise sale commencing next Monday. . 3.K.Woods. C m The Story of a Wonderful Purchase. X I In- above telegram tells the story of this wonderful purchase in a nutshell. Unforeseen cir * cumstances forced this well-known firm to the wall swiftly and suddenly, and when the stock was sold t by order of the court we were on hand with the cash. We were well aware of the high-grade charac l tcr of this stock and were prepared to bid a whole lot more for it than we secured it at. It is one of * the cleanest and brightest stocks that could be found anywhere in the country, almost all of it having ? been purchased for this spring's business. ? We found it impossible to get things in shape to start the sale Monday, but the goods are now on our floors, and we shall commence the sale tomorrow. The goods have been tagged at an average price of (<o cents on the dollar of regular figures. Better Make Your Selection Tomorrow. W e con>ider this by all odds the greatest bargain purchase we have made since we have been in business, and as there will be a tremendous rush for the goods as soon as the striking nature of the values becomes known, we advise a prompt selection. Following are some of the goods which you will find displayed on our first floor. There are thousands of other pieces which we have been obliged to distribute throughout the entire building wherever we could make room: >liged to distribute throughout tne entire t Brass and Enameled Beds. Merrill price, $16.00. Our price $9-9? If "11 f/uvnn .4 IVICI 1 111 J/' IV- v f 1U?VA/ Merrill price, $20.00 Merrill price, $26.00. Merrill price, $33.00. Merrill price, $40.00. Merrill price, $44.00. Merrill price, $48.00. TWorrill nrir* 4 in Our price $12.00 Our price .$14.50 Our price $18.75 Our price $27.85 Our price $27.90 Our price $31.75 Our price $33 5? IMeiTiu price, ?p40.uu. wui piicc. ? ? ?? .Vvi/D Merrill price, $48.00. Our price $33 5? Merrill price, $55.00. Our price $34-?? Oak and ilahogany Dressers. Merrill price, $22.00. Our price $14-5? . ? ^$17.40 $18.00 vsarv anu * lauv Merrill price, $22.00. Merrill price, $25.00. Mprrill nrir#* m Our price. iuci 1 in piivv, Our price. Merrill price, $28.00. Our price Merrill price, $28.00. Our price $18.50 Merrill j?rice, $28.00. Our price....?.$19.00 Merrill price, $40.00. Our price..... .$23.50 Merrill or ice, $43.00. Our price..... .$26.75 Merrill orice, $48.00. Our price $28.00 Oak Chiffoniers. Merrill price, $18.00. Our price. .$11.00 Merrill price, $19.00. Our price..... .$12.10 Merrill price, $19.00. Our price $12.50 Merrill price, $25.00. Our price......$14.00 Merrill m Our price...... $16.50 IVLCI 1 HI ICC, Merrill price, $.27.50. Merrill price, $35.00. Merrill price, $37.00, Merrill price, $40.00 Our price $21.10 Our price...... $24.00 Our price...... $23.50 Our price..... .$28.00 i.VLC??Ul 1W, xfkfU.W. Merrill price, $45.00. Our price..... .$2 Sideboards and Buffets. Merrill price, $175.00. Our price $90.00 Merrill price, $100.00. Our price $57-65 Merrill price, $50.00. Our price $29.00 Morrill nric** $45.00. Our price $27.40 Our price $24.00 Our price $24.50 Our price $24.00 $40.00. Our price $22.50 $39.00. Our price..... $21.00 $38.00. Our price..... $24.00 Our price $21.50 Our price $21.00 Our price $18.50 Our price $11.50 Merrill price, Merrill price, Merrill price, Merrill price, Merrill price, Merrill price, ?Merrill price, Merrill price, Merrill price, Merrill price, Merrill price, Merrill price, $45.00, $40.00 $40.00 $40.00. $34.00, $34.00. $27.00. $20.00. ICC, ^JU.UU. WU1 pi ICC. Library Chairs, Merrill orice, $40.00. Our price Merrill price. SUo.oo. Our price $16.50 Our price $11.50 iUVl k III diCC, Merrill price, $30.00. Merrill price, $20.00. Merrill price, $9.00. Our price Merrill price, $8.00. Our price Merrill price, $5.00. Our price Merrill price, $4.50. Our price $27-50 ? ? ? ? ? $6.60 $4-75 $3-25 $2.90 Rugs and Carpets. Mi-rrlll prlc. Onr prW. Tapestry Rugs, 9x12 $20.00 $12.00 Tapestry Rugs. 8.3x10.6 $14.00 $7.90 Wilton Rugs, 9X12. $50.00 $25.00 Smyrna Rugs, 9Xt 2..........$40.00 $20.00 Smyrna Rugs. 3x6 .......... $6.00 $3-9? Smyrna Rugs, 3x12.. $18.00 $10.00 Smyrna Rugs, 3x13 $20.00 $10.00 Smyrna Rugs, 2.6x9. $14.00 $8.50 Smyrna Rugs, 3x15 $17.00 $10.00 Axminster Carpets, per yard.. $2.50 $1.25 Axminster Carpets, per yard.. $2.00 $1.00 Curtains and Draperies. Merrill j>rloi>. Oriental Couch Covers $4.00 Point d'Arab Lace Panels... $2.00 Satin Damask, per yard $2.00 Cretonnes, per yard 25 French Tapestry Portieres.. $6.00 Portieres.. $9.00 Portieres. .$11.00 Portieres. .$12.00 Portieres. .$15.00 $2.50 Tapestry Tapestry Tapestry Tapestry French French French French Oriental Sofa Pillows. Muslin, striped and dotted. . Irish Point Lace Curtains.. Lace Lace Lace Lace Lace Lace Lace Lace Irish Irish Irish Irish Irish Irish Irish Irish Point Point Point Point Point Point Point Point Point Point d'Arab d'Arab Curtains. Curtains. Curtains. Curtains. Curtains. Curtains. Curtains. Curtains. Lace Curtains..$i2.oo Lace Curtains.. $5.00 .20 . $26.00 .$14.00 .$13.50 .$15.00 .$10.00 .$10.00 . $8.50 .$12 00 $7.00 Imitation Marie Antoinette. . $8.00 Nottingham Lace Curtains. . $4.50 Nottingham Lace Curtains.. $6.00 Nottingham Lace Curtains. . $4.00 Nottingham Lace Curtains.. $3.50 Nottingham Lace Curtains. . $6.00 Merrill Merrill Merrill Merrill Merrill Merrill Merrill Merrill Merrill China $90.00 $55-?? $45.00. $42.00. $28.00. $25.00. $24.00. $19.00. $18.50. price, price, price, price, price, price, price, price, price, Closets. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Oar prlo*. $1.98 .68 $1.25 .11 $3.48 $6.25 $5-^5 $7-75 $8.90 $1.25 .10 $14.00 $8.90 $7.00 $7-5o $6.73 $5.90 $5.00 $6.00 $3-95 $6.50 $3.00 $3.00 $2.90 $3-95 $2.60 $2.25 $4 00 ? . . ... $59.45 ...$29.60 .$27.50 .$25.00 .$15.00 , .$16.00 .$15.00 .$12.00 .$11.90 Parlor Tables Merrill price, $12.00. Merrill price, $12.00. Merrill price, $10.00. Merrill price, $8.00. Merrill price, $6.00. Merrill price, $5.00. Merrili price, $4.50. Merrill price, $4.00. Merrill price, S3.00. and Pedestals Our orice $7.; 4 a Our price $7.50 ? Our price $7.25 j Our price $6.00 * Our price $4 ^0 ? D..r $3 00 t $3 25 * $2.90 j| $2.60 3 Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. ? * t ? ? ? ??? ? ? 0999 ? ?see $2 10 Pictures?Fine Effects. Merrill price, $19.00. Merrill price, $15.00. Merrill price, $15.00. Merrill price. $12.00. Merrill price, $12.00. Merrill price, $10.00. Our price... Merrill price,$10.00. Our price... Merrill price, $8.00. Onr price... Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our prjee. Our price. ? ? $9.50 $9-5? $9.00 $8 00 $7-50 $6.00 $5-90 $5 75 $4-75 $2.90 $275 r , _ ? . _ . Merrill price, $7.50. Our price. Merrill price, $5.00. Our price Merrill price, $5.00. Our price $2.7; Parlor Chairs and Settees. Merrill price, $2.50. Our price $i.5< Merrill price, Merrill price. Merrill price. Merrill price, $>0.50. Merrill price, $15.00. Merrill price, $15.00. Merrill price, $15.00. Merrill price. $15.00. Merrill price. $20.00. Merrill price. $22.00. Merrill price. $28.00. Merrill price. $30.00 Merri!? r?rir<? Uir m $2.50. $6.50. $7-50. $8.50. $8.50. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. $3-90 ? ? $4 35 ? ? $5-oo ? ? $5-50 .. $7-5? .. $8.50 ? ? $8-75 .. $8.90 . .$11.90 . .$14.40 . .$18.50 .$18.40 $20.00 ?PJW.UV. V-/U1 pi ICC ...... OlO. Merrill price, $35.00. Our price $20.00 Rockers?Oak, mahogany, and Weathered Oak. &?uaK, 1 aanogai Weathered Oak. rice. $3.50. Our price. $4-50. ~ $5.00. $5-50. $6.50. $6.50. Merrill price, $9.00. uur price... Merrill price,$10.00. Our price... Merrill 1 rice, $12.00. Our price... Merrill price, $18.00. Our price... Merrill price, $18.00. Our price... Merrill price, $15.00. Our price... Merrill price,$20.00. Our price... Merrill price, Merrill price, Merrill price, Merrill price, Merrill 'price. Merrill price Merrill price Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. Our price. 0?r price . $2.25 . $2.90 . $2.90 . $2.90 ? $3 75 . $4.40 . $6.90 ? $5-^5 ? $7-5? .$12.00 . $<>.90 . $8.25 .$11.00 ?Qrf- . . .? . SV- ? . ? . iv-, , 5/., . -I ? ' . iV . r , RE 9 =Qceani Building, 5112 Ninth Street. w I & > h i j? ?ii S 4 8 j if. i * 1 s 3r I 5 i CIVIC FEDERATION MEETING OF WELFARE DEPART MENT LAST EVENING. Address by Mr. Vreeland?To Better Rela rions Between the Em ployer and Employes. Miss Gertrude Beek.s. secretary of the welfare department of the Civic Federa tion, ami H. H. Vreeland. president of the New York City Street Hallway Company and chairman of tin welfare department, delivered addresses list evening at the home of Representative and Mrs. Bibcock of Wisconsin 011 tin- work of that branch of the federation. It wis announced that Miss H- -ek.* this evening will deliver a lecture. Illustrated by stereoptlcon views, on her work as secretary of the welfare department. President Vreeland list even ing sa.d. In part: "As chairman of ti.e welfare department of the National Civic Federation, I desire to express mj appreciation of the oppor tunity of presenting its work to such a representative gathering. Its organization wai authorized for the reason that It was bellev.J that the efforts of the National Civic Federation to better the relations be tween employers and employes would be materially aided by the itromotlon of what Is called 'welfare work ' "Senator Ilanna, who at that time was president of the federation, being familiar with the work 1 had done for years along this line, asked ine If I would take?for a year at least?the chairmanship of the de partment I told him that my interest wji bo great In the work that I would do so, busy as I was- He replied: 'My experience lias shown me tlsat It is the busy man who accomplishes things In this world.' "Our first step was to call a meeting at the Hotel Waldorf, in New York, of repre sentative emplos'ers of lal>or In the eastern and middle sections of the I'nlted States to get itn idea of their views on this work, ?nd also to determine on the best methods for carrying It forward. To our great sur prise there was an immediate response from man; large employers of labor. Day of Specialization. "It may seem odd that men successful In business and carrying forward their work In a systematic manner should re quire assistance in Introducing welfare work, but this is a day of specialization. Those who have had practical experience In Installing welfare work are best quali fied to give advice. Furthermore, many em ployers would Introduce welfare work Into their establishments were It not for the time and trouble needed for its organiza tion. "A notable extmple of the recognition of the need of such specialized effort has been the call upon us by the isthmian canal com mission for two men to investigate the needs and opportunities for retfreatlon of the < mployes of the government engaged in the construction of the Panama canal, and to make definite recommendations. The gov ernment found It essential to provide re creation for the men, Iri addition to sani tary measures. It wan discovered that, with nothing of interest to occupy their leisure time, the men 'Income lonely and c.epref sed and subject to the diseases of the tropical climate. To secure a happy, con tented. permanent set of men, the govern ment sought the advice of experts upon pl ans for recreation. "All of our Investigations of failures in this line have shown ua conclusively that ti Just and fair policy of dealing with labor must be the foundation for all welfare I ought to sell all the shoes to people who try to be comfortable. Be wise about shoes. ABTHU& Bt'KT lill W work. With that foundation it may be em phatically stated that employes will wel come alJ such efforts to provide for their welfare. Between Employer and Employes. "Through welfare work we And re established the personal touch between the employer and the employes which was lost when commercial organization grew to such vast proportions. While the employer cannot, under present conditions, meet In dividually each employe, he can periodical ly attend their functions, and this active participation of the employer not only brings him Into communication with the employes, but It is highly appreciated by them and is essential to the sujscssful prosecution of welfare work. "You will fully appreciate that when I speak of welfare railway work from the standpoint of an individual employer. Il lustrating my view and explaining how the work should be carried forward, that the statement must be necessarily somewhat persona' in character. ?"Thlrly jears agf. as a brakeman on a steam railroad I was away from home, for.-od t ' Jive in a hoarding house such as th>( rn!lrr>a'l t^rmiuuiS and my wages would afford. Thiie wan absolutely no place for mo in 'he evening where It was warm ex cept the saloon and the pool room. My experience as a wage-earner taught me that 'intnu'ricb men usually have no place to go evenings, except the hall bed room, cold in winter. My knowledge of the home it .ssness and cheerlessness of the average ruliroad employe led me to the establish ment ? f club icomj for the men employed on the street r&iiwajr in New York city. A large percentage of the 15,000 men em ployed by the company of which I am presi dent live in boarding houses. Many are from the country. The club rooms I estab lished Include an auditorium, where month ly entertainments are given, a library, a pool room and a physician's office. They were used immediately and extensively, and a chance visitor will llnd the rooms tilled every night in the week. Advanced Mental Equipment. "Early in my career, engaged In the very lowest branches of railroad work and finding the necessity for a more advanced mental equipment to supplement the com mon school education which I then pos sessed. It was necessary to use every mo ment and make every endeavor to secure that Information. The only means I found possible at that lime was a general library situated at a terminal point of the railroad on which 1 was then working. To secure the facilities of the library It whs neces sary f^r one to be a pupil in a public school of thru |i <-* and recommended by some property owner. I succeeded, however, In securing an introduction which gained me the friendship of the librarian, who very kindly not only loaned me the necessary books, such a* they were, relating to rail roads generally both at home and abroad, but directed my Investigations and studies. Unfortunately, the rule was that none ex cept school students at that time might occupy the reading rooms. Living In a boarding house, cold and cheerless. I spent my evenings In a switch house, the only warm place available. As I progressed In the acquisition of the Informational was seeking I determined that if fortune' favor ed me in railroad work and I attained a position where I had sufficient control of money and the friendship of those who were Interested in the property I would provide facilities of the character of which I felt the need for those who were engaged In the struggle for education; that I wo ild leave no stone unturned In my efforts to help the man who was seeking for knowledge to better his condition, and to place such faculties within his reach. What is the Compensation ? "I have been asked what is the compen sation for work of this character. Bear ing in mind the thought with which I had set out, remembering my determination to help the other fellow, I can say that I have been repaid many times for my efforts by the knowledge and by the testimony of the men who have been helped along In their life work, and who have been fur nished information that they could not ac quire In the ordinary day's work, which n^.ed them for higher grade positions. "This Is a work that Is dear to tne, and the fact that so many have taken it up through the Instrumentality of the welfare department of the National Ctvtc Federa tion is exceedingly gratifying. "That there is not a question which can be asked as to the 'why and wb?t?fore* of this work but what may be answered by practical results Is evidence of the value or It, the necessity for it, not only to the employer, but to the employe; not only to the side of labor and to that of capital, but on the basis of common humanity as be tween man and fellow-man." NEWS OF VIENNA. Several Routes Suggested for Pro posed Railway Extension. Special Correspondence of The Star. VIENNA, Va.. March C, 1906. In the matter of the proposed extension of the Great Kalis and Old Dominion rail way from the Great Palis to either Vienna or Herndon, several routes are being con sidered. MaJ. C. lieu Hine of Vienna. :s working in the Interest of that town, and the projected extension of the line from Velnp.a to Herndon has gained the co-op oration of the property owners between the two places. Mr. E. L. Howard of Hern don also has obtained the written promise of right of way for himself and Mr. James Cockerllle, as trustees, from a number of owners along Difficult and Colvin runs, said to be the shortest available route and through a very desirable country, and It is thought that MaJ. Hine and Mr. Howard will be able to unite their work and obtain the extension of the road on a line almost parallel with the present steam road. Others who are Interested in an extension of the Uld Dimlnion from the Great Falls, by way of Forrestville, Sprlngvale and Dranesville, to Herndon, are making a thorough canvass of the country and are obtaining right of way. The people in the neighborhood of Daysvllle, Leith and Dean wood are also interested In this route, ns, it is stated, it will bring the road very much nearer the center of population of the district and through a well-developed farming country. In this connection It Is stated that an ef fort is being made to have the Great Falls and Old Dominion extend its line directly up tlie Alexandria and l^eesburg pike to t>,esburg, and mat it Is. proposed to give the company the entire right of way along the pike. Mr. O. A. Chamblin and his brother, J. Ii. L. Chamblin of i/oudoun county, have pur chased from J. \V. Kephart the saw mill located near Wienie station, on the south ern railway, and will begin operations about the 1st of April, when Mr. Kephart will remove from this locality to yuantico, Va. The Chamblin brothers have also pur chased ISO acres of timber land near Navy, Fairfax county. Miss Wary Lilian Fonda and Mr. Thomas Kdgar Adams of Washington, D. c., were married at Herndon Saturday. It 13 reported that the parties who re cently purchased the Dunn tract of more than :5,ouo acres near vviehle Station, tor which it is said ?C5,ooo was paid, will at once place sawmills In operation and clear the entire tract of the tine timber, wtnen has been allowed to grow for the past twenty years. The Vienna town council met last even ing. Chairman Berry or the school board re ported that during the coming spring the electric railway company would place a fence upon the school house lot along the line of their road, and that the company would also erect electric lights at the rail way crossings on Maple avenue. Mr. Berry also stated that the present school term would continue until about the 1st of May. Mr. Bowman, chairman of the road board, announced that the split-log drag was being constructed and would be ready for operation on the roads of the corpora tion by April 1. Dr. Coumbe of the board of health stated that the present health condition of Vienna was most satisfactory. Mr. Corning, chairman of the finance committee, reported that the quarterly ex amination of the treasurer's books has been made and the same found to be cor rect. Mr. Bouton of the ordinance committee stated that the various ordinances for th? protection of the peace and property of the corporation have been carefully revised. Mr. Berry stated that progress was being made on the proposed road from Vienna to Dunn-Lorlng, and Messrs. Berry and Bowman were authorised to determine at what point on Park street that road shou'.d enter Vienna. THE BAZAAR IS OPENEE BIG FETE OF THE UNITED SPAN ISH WAR VETERANS. Address Delivered by Senor Gonzalo De Quesada, Cuban Minister, Guest of Honor. Surrounded by a group of officers of the Spanish War Veterans in uniforms of blue and gray, and a bevy of pretty girls In gay costumes suggestive of tropical Cuba, Senor Gonzalo de Quesada. the Cuban min ister, formally opened the bazaar of the District of Columbia Department United Spanish War Veterans last evening at the club house of the organization. 719 6th street. Three floors of the building were thronged with visitors. The orchestra play ed "The Star Spangled Banner" as Senor Quesada wns escorted to the platform by MaJ. Fred S. Hodgson, chairman of the general bazaar committee, and Department Commander John Lewis Smith. MaJ. Hodgson presented Minister Que sada, saying: "This bazaar is the work of two of the most important factors in our great citizenship. One represents that element whose glorious victories made pos sible all our achievements in peace, the American soldier. The other represents that element whose assistance is so impor tant to the success of every undertaking American womanhood. "The comrades under whose auspices this bazaar is given engaged in what has been termed a vr-ry small war; too small, it is said, to talk about. But small as it was, the magnitude of its results has sent echoes of eloquence around the world. Of one of the results we are especially proud?that of writing 'Liberty' upon the coat of arms of Cuba?thereby making it highly appro priate to have present this evening as our guest of honor one whom I take great pleas ure In introducing, the Cuban minister. Senor Quesada." Outburst of Soldier Applause. The latter was received with an out burst of American soldier applause. He addressed the soldiers of the war with Spain as "comrades," explaining that every Cuban regards the men who fought for Cuban independence with love and grat itude and as comrades In every sense of the word. The feeling of the Cubans for the American soldiers Is far deeper than friendship. "We have the deepest love for them and unbounded gratitude," he said. The Cuban minister paid a glowing tribute to American womanhood, and the lighting men present responded by giving a battle yell which made the rafters ring. He wished the bazaar the fullest measure of success, adding: "You will be successful, for where American woman takes part suc cess Is bound to come. The prayers and the inspiration of the women of the United States while the soldiers were at* the front did much to free Cuba." The speaker said he feit It was a duty as well ae a pleasure to be present at the opening ot the bazaar. "Some people have called the war with Spain a small war," Senor Quesada re marked, ''but It was the greatest war of all, and such a war as had never been seen before. It presented to the world the sub lime spectacle of a great people fighting for a weak people. It was a war waged, not for exploitation and conquest, and for anhexatkm at its close, but for humanity and to give liberty to Cuba and make her one of the nations of the tfarth." Senor Quesada spoke of the military com mission from this country which recently visited the battlellelds of Cuba?El Caney and San Juan?on whose slopes, he said, had been left a trail of patriotic American blood in 1W6. "When the American mili tary men, members of the commission, again ascended those heights," the Cuban minister said, "their pathway was strewn with flowers by Cuban women and chil dren. The cannon there today look into a clear sky, and as monuments represent your patriotism when as soldiers you made freemen of slaves and showed the world that your flag was not one ot conquest and exploitation, but of humanity. We will ever regard the United States as our dear mother country. The fields of El Caney and San Juan are now green with verdure that were yesterday strewn with your dead and wounded. Views of the Cubans. "As our president recently declared, "Cuba will stand by you In the future in war and in peace; for weal or for woe. You gave your blood freely for us; we have promised to give our little blood for you if the occa sion ever demands.' " Senor Quesada closed his address by ex pressing the hope that the victories of peace will be as great as those of war, and that the peaceful enjoyment of liberty may continue for all time under the shadow of the great American Capitol dome, as well as under the shade of the Cuban palms, "and we of Cuba shall always greet you as brothers in war, brothers in peace and brothers in civilization." At the conclusion of the applause that followed the Cuban mh.lster's address De partment Commander Smith welcomed the guests and Introduced Mrs. Inez Seymour MeConnell. who was attb-ed In the costume of a senorita of Cuba. Sh?* gang, for the first time In public, an orlfnnal song, the music,of which is of lur." o-jvn composition and which she has named "The Spring Love Song." As an encore i?he sang "Sleep Well." The bazaar was then declared to be for mally opened, and soon there was a hum of voices and a scene of activity about the many booths. The picture presented was a pretty one. Its effect was strikingly pan oramic, with the many colored costumes of the fair attendants and the unlrorms of the 'joldlers In the busy hurly-burly, blending with the festoons of red and yellow, the American Hags and the deep green of the palms and growing plants. The basement floor was fitted lip as a "midway," with a number of novel games. Including a pool tournament, "hlt-the-head" and ringing for canes and cigars. On the main floor are the fancy booths, the flower stand, two gypsy fortune tellers, Ferris wheel, paddle stand, lemonade and punch booth, a "Chi nee wasliee-washee shop" and other attrac tions One of the large halls on the sec ond floor Is set aside for dancing. The hall Is In charge of the dancing committee, of which Mr. Ollie Saers Is chairman. On this floor also is the supper room and refreshment parlor, In charge of Mrs. S. Clifford Cox, Mrs. George J. Zimmerman, Mrs. F. S. Hodgson, Mrs. AUyn Capron, Mrs. Martha E. Spancer, Mrs. J. T. Wilkin son, Mrs. P. M. Cox, Mrs. E. W. Zea, Mrs. Oeorge Stormont. Mrs. W. W. Wallace and Misses I.aura and Marlon Collison. Capt. Charles S. Pomer announced that he had received a letter of regret from Ad miral Schley, who had expected to be pres ent last night. Arrangements have been made to enter tain tonight the grim old fighting men who wore the blue in the civil war. The Grand rtrmy of the Republic, with their ladles, and the Sons of Veterans will be the guests of the 8panish War Veterans from the hour of opening this evening until "taps" are sounded for light* out. MEN'S GliUB MEETING. Monthly Entertainment Given at Trinity M. E. Church. The Men's Club of Trinity M. E. Church, 5th and C streets southeast, held a meeting last night, with a large number of men In attendance. After an address by the pres ident of the club, Ur. C. 8. Helnline, the following program was given: Opening ode, by the club; songs by Mr. Jas. H. Cathell, "When the Bells In the Light House Ring. Ding, Don*," "Don't You Cry, My Honey," and "Dr. Black," with Mr. Muth accompanist; marvelous whistling in imitation of birds, by Mr. Milton M. Clar; humorous stories, Mr. J. Pinley Hayes; re marks by Rev. J. C. Nicholson, pastor of the church. It was voted by the large audience pres ent that the meeting was one of the best given during the winter season. Several new members were added to the rolls. Refreshments were served in the Sunday school rooms, under the supervision of Mr. E. P. Como, vice president; Mr. E. Wood worth, secretary, and Mr. W. R. Snlffln, treasurer. A meeting of the club, with ladles as guests, will be held in May. The American line steamer St. Louis ar rived at New York Sunday from South ampton and Cherbourg. On Tuesday, Feb ruary 27, Dr. R. C. Hutchinson, the steam er's surgeon, died. FAREWELL GREETINGS Y. M. C. A. ASSOCIATES BID MB. BIDEOUT GOOD-BYE. Dinner in His Honor at the Associa tion Building?Addresses and Besponse. Farewell greeting to another of the work ers who have brought the Y. M. C. A. In Washington to its present place of promi nence was expressed last night. Mel B. Rideout, who has been physical director for the past seven years, recently resigned, and his associates gave a dinner Infills honor In the Y. M. C. A. banquet hall. After building up the association physical de partment and developing the athletics to a high degree, he was called to a larger field. He goes to Europe for special association work in several countries on the continent. Following the dinner several speeches were made by representatives of various Inter ests in the gymnasium, all of the speakers expressing the regret which Is generally felt at the departure of Mr. Rideout. LJeut. J. W. Crawford, chairman of the physical department committee of the board of directors, presided at the banquet. In his opening remarks he first pointed out that this was the third annual banquet of the "gym men" of the association, and then struck the keynote, the farewell to Mr. Rideout. In the absence of President S. W. Woodward, Mr. A. M. Lothrop spoke briefly, expressive of the feeling of regret over the departure of Mr. Rideout. The Addresses. Following Mr. Lothrop. Mr. Charles F. Nesblt of the board of directors told of the value of the physical director in civilization. He said that In the future the work of the physical department of the Y. M. C. A. would be regarded as one of its most im portant works. The Y. M. C. A. was the first movement to bring back to the people a realization of the value of the strength of the body. To Mr. Rideout, and men like him, he said, was due this great lesson to the people. In this particular the Chinese can teach us a lesson, he said. They are the most powerful, physically, of all the races. They cap live longer and do more work on the smallest amount of food of ?ny of the races. This he attributed to the fact that the Chinese have pursued a non-re sistance policy. The Christian natlua?, he declared, had their best men killed off In their wars. If the western civilization, the Anglo-Saxon, Is to triumph over threaten ing China the victory will be due to such men as Prof. Rideout. he declared, who de velop the best physical manhood. L de?ui,c^,l,leave here knowing that lh? reputation as an upright, Christian gentleman," declared Charles R. Burr, the next speaker. A W?? followed, declared that Mr. Rideout, If placed In the executive chair of the Department- of State, would soon solve some of the great questions that now confront that department. J. E. Jenks J. H. Aubere and C. B. Beckett also spoke along the same line. A strong compliment was paid to the retiring physical director In a letter from W. G. Stuart. In responding to the compliments paid to him, Mr. Rideput expressed his profound gratitude, and then said he wondered if the members realise what a magnificent plant they have; if they appreciated Its equipment and opportunities. To the mem bers of the various teams of the associa tion he pointed out the opportunities of the new building. In the future, he hoped, the members of the team would always remem ber that to play square is the great thing. His Interest In the association, he declared In closing, would never die, but he would always be glad to hear from the workers here as to the progress being made. Dr. S. H. Greene said the closing words and pronounced the benediction. After that all present shook hands with Mr. Rideout. Quarts Present. Among those present were Mel B. Rideout, the gueat of honor; J. W. Crawford, A. J. Leonard, W. A. Scott, A. M. Ijothrop, W. H. H. Smith. Charles F. NesbH. Charts B. Burr. J. E. Jonks, M. E. Ward. C. J. Gockler, H. E. Morgan, H. B. Myrlck, O. H. Evans. J. H. Aubere, H. 8. Nedle, C. M. Feurst, Mr. Springer, C. O. Pardons, Mr. Rowell, F. M. Burst. Mr. Donnon, A. G. Wallace, Mr. Frelberger. C. J. Gardner, F. W. Gardner, George Arclolo, Patrick Bran nan, W. B. Judge, M. Chesley. M. B. Ver ger, L. Woodwright, rnll Kemon. Jamcj F. Macougherty, C. D. Story, LeRoy Hon odel, Mr. Llbbey, W. Fernandez, T. J. Leonard, A. W. Sterrett, C. Smith, O. W. Wvatt. M A. Hunting. R. Tingle, G. R. Ogden, M. O. Hunt. C. Piraper, H. G. Reld, Mr. Youngblood, B. M. Smith. R. W. B. Rowe, Elwyn Green, E. F. Amsden, George Wilson, H. M. Webb, R. M. Richardson, H. G. Royce, Scott Smith, F. B. Schlos ser. Mr. Murphy, D. B. McLeod, John W. Cook, W. D. Cunningham. J. W. Spansey, L. A. Clausel. A. A.-Kahler, J H. Callan E. W. Varner, C. E. Beckett, Mr. Fuller, L J. Jackson. W. E. Kelley, G. G. Row ley. H. L. Anderson, Mr. Van Dusen, H. L. I'pman, A. J. Leonard. Charles Allen, Mr Pauls. Mr. Rutherford. Mr. Moran. Ed ward Brashears, Mr. Underwood. H. C. Ix>ng, L. O. Garver, J. Dryedale, J. Matthews, A. W. Sturbman, W. B. Home, M. J. Jones. J. A. Lord. R. N. Richardson, J. V. Baulslr, W. A. Williams, W. R. Fil ter, H. E, Tanner. J. H. Hatton, 8. H. Greene. W. J. Gleason. Mr. Schmidt, E. H. Brown, A. B. Broome, L. W. Whiting American Environment and Literature From Harper'# Magazine. The American environment does not yield much of aesthetic v-alue to the Imaginative writer. It was because the colonial perkxl bad so nuch In common with the English life syrohronous with It. and wliich he kr.ew so well, that Thackeray found It at tractive and suited to his purpose In "The Virginians." Hawthorne, choosing the New England of the same period, was more pro phetic of the coming note by making the most of his opportunity for psychological disclosures. The reader is familiar with that large section of American fiction de voted to our revolutionary and civil wars, ajid which lias derived Its prosperity from an appeal to patriotic sentiment rather than to artistic sensibility. The develop ment of the machinery of peace and war and the complex organisation of labor and ca[? Ital. wonderful as they are, and Involving striking social phenomena, while they have been prolific of a special kind of American fiction, have taxed the resources of Inven tion rather than those of the Imagination. Prize Picture Contest for Amateur Photographers. The Sunday Star's photographio contents for the succeeding Sun days. each contest closing on the preceding Monday, will be for pic tures on the following subjects: Sukday, Star. IS. ? Virwa la Waak iagtaa Ptiks. Sunday, Mar. 25.?Views Along the Potomac. Sunday. April 1.?Bridges Around Washington. Sunday, April 8.?C h 1 I d r e n and Their Peta. Sunday, April 15.?Equestrian Stat ues In Washing ton. Sunday. April 22.?Big Building Operations. There will be three prices offered in each contest, as follows: FIR8T PRIZE, $5.00. SECOND PRIZE. $3.00. THIRD PRIZE. $2.00. Any amateur photographer resid ing in the District of Columbia may compete for these prises Those who wish their photographs re turned must Inclose a stamped and addressed envelope. Each picture must have name of photographer on Its back. Send views in Washington parks this week to SUNDAY EDITOR ft TAR. Washington, D. C. Photographio Contact.