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THE CITY WINS
ITS BIG SUIT
Jud .e Goff D?cid?e Againts the Bell
G? DISSOLVE THE INJUNCTION.
%r_H*l May Be Taken to Oourt of Ap
pcftU ? Tlio Hell line uo night?
Under State Laws or Untier
x!?C City Oi-d ?iianct**.
Judge GofT bas ilcclrled that the South?
ern ?Bell Telephone and Telegraph Com?
pany has no rights under the laws of j
Virginia and the Ordinances of the City
He has handed down his opinion in
which the statte that- he will issu? a de
?cre?j. dismissing the Bell Company's bill
nnd dissolve the injunction restraining
Hie City Council from interfering with
the poles and wires of the Bell.
CAN TAKE APPEAL.
This action o? -Judge *Joi? does not
necessarily end the litigation. The Bell
Company can appeal from his judgment
10 the United States Circuit Court of
Appeals; that Is, it can apply to tirar,
tribunal to pass upon ihe questions de?
cid?*! by Judge Goff.
In the ev?aii ?f appeal, Judge Golf will
City Attorney Pollard will request Chief
Justice Kuller to preside over the Court.
?Circuit Judge Simonton an?! one of ma
Iristrict Judges will sit with him.
It is not known what course the Bell
Company * ill pursue. The local counsel
will, of course, have to confer with t'?c
bend office first. Jud?o Goff "s opinion ?lid j
not reach here until" yesterday morning
and copies of it were promptly furnished
counsel in the case.
Following Is the full text of the opin?
WHAT JUDC E GOFF SAYS.
In the Circuit Court of the United States
for tbe Eastern District of Virginia, at
?Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph i
Oity of Richmond. Defendant,
George H. Fearons. Leake & Carter,
Stiles & Holladay, counsel for complain?
Henry it. Pollard, counsel for defendant.
Goff. Circuit Judge.
For a statement of this case and the ac?
tion of this court hereinbefore, see.78 Fed.,
ST'S. The Circuit Court of Appeals modi
fled tho decree entered by this court and
remanded Hie case with instructions as
cet forth in the ?pinion of that court, 42
U. S. ? pp., 6SG. The Supreme Court of the
United States on eertiorarl to the Court
of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit re?
manded the cause io this court with di?
rections that further proceedings be had
herein in conformity with the principles,"
ns announced in the opinion of that court.
174 IT. S?, "fil. Mr. Justice Harlan, in clos?
ing the opinion of the Supreme Court (174
U. S.. 17M. -says: *'What rights the ap?
pellee had or has under the laws of Vir?
ginia and the ordinances of the city of
Richmond is a question which the Circuit
Court did not decide, but -expressly waiv?
ed. It is appropriate that that question
should lirst be considered and determined
by the court of original jurisdiction."
The only questions In this case at this
time, therefore, relate to the rights o?
the complainant under section 12?7 of the
Code of Virginia und under the ordinances,
passed by the Council of the city of l?ch
mond. granting the ?onsent of that city,
to the Southern Bell Telephone and Tele?
graph Company to use its streets with the
poles and lines of ihat company, and also
under the ordinances repealing the reso?
lution of consent and relating to the joint
use of poles erected for the support of
wires used in connection with the trans?
mission of electricity. Said section of the
Virginia Code is as follows: "Every tele?
graph and every telephone, company in?
corporated by this or any other State, or
by the United Stales, may construct, main?
tain and operale Its line along any of the
Stute or county reads or works or the wa?
ters of the State and along and parallel
to any ?if the railroads of the State, pro?
vided the ordinary use of such roads,
works, railroads and waters be not there?
by obstructed, and along or over the
streets of any city or town, with the con?
sent of rhc Council thereof.
UiUUNA.V.'K OK THE CITY.
The ordinance of the city of Richmond,
under which the complainant claims the
right lo use the streets of ihat city for
ihe poles and wires of its lines, was pass
*-?l June 26, P>S4. arid while it plainly
granted 'permission to the Southern Bell
T?i?-phone and Telegraph Company to
i-ivi't poles and run wires thereon on the
public street? of said city, upon ihe con?
ili. Ions -and under the provisions of said
grant. It also, in its fifth section, reserv?
ed to the Council of the city the right to
repeal .said entire ordinance at any time,
such rep?ml to take clfcct twelve months
sifter the adoption of the repealing resolu?
The complainant accepted the terms of
the ordinance given and consent, and.
erected it's lines along and over the.
streets ?of the city of Richmond under
the uiovislons of the same. Having
u__<>ed with the city, for reasons of Us
own, to the terms, conditions, and re?
strictions of said ordinance and having
for years acquiesced in the same, com?
plainant should noi now be pei-mitted to
either deny its validity or escape its re
??ulremeuts. The city of Richmond ex
-ercl?ing the right of repeal reserved it, on
the 14tli duy of December, 1SST4. repealed
tbe ordinance of June L"S, 1SS4. grantiiia
the right of -way throughout the city to
the Southern Be? Telephone and Tele?
graph Company, such repeal to take eiiect
1? months thereat 1er. Consequt-ntly. the
?complainant on and after the 14th day
of December, 18!>5, bed under the laws of
Virginia and the ordinances ot the city
of Richmond, no legal right to occupy
the streets of said city and .use the same
for Its noles and wires.
DISMISSED THE BELL.
This court Is not to pass upon the pro?
priety of the ordinali???? of repeal, for trie
power of repeal does not depend on either
the necessity for it or on the soundness
of the reasons asslgnwl for it. The .Su?
preme Court ha?.*lng held that the act of
Congress of the United States of July
t'4. i.vGG. entitled "An art to aid In the
t-<?n?=truct5r.n of. telegraph lines and to
Meure to the Government the use of the
name for nostal, military and other pur
1*.?.?- 14 :'.:a. ?i ' ?_> does not apply
t-, -mri protest complainant, and this
rourt now finding that under the laws
?>?' Ylrglr.ia and the. ordina??**? of the
???*3- ?jf Richmond, the Southern Bell
Telephone and Tclegr^r-h Company has
no ridili to use the streets of that city,
it follows rh.iT ?):<? bill *y. without merit
?.rid that the relief as aaked for. must be
I will puss ? decree dissolving the in
-unotlon heretofore granted and dismiss?
ing the bill.
United SUtes Orcult Judge.
S???-v4<..m.I Christ Church.
Throm-h the courtesy of Pr??re<"--f?r Rciii
liardt and in?? k!ndri?_i -of Mrs. Gill; ?if
the Male Orphan Asylum, and of Misses
Darracot and Masom-of St Paul's Orphan
Home, there.-was a de'Sgbtful musical
programme at Christ church on Sunday
*f?tenioon. Twelve boy? and thirteen rlrl?
faros*] m choir ?hieb r*atter*6 th? mu
? RCllf F ARB FERHUKIT I
A Sclf-nttnc Unfaillor ?na Permanent R?n?
e?Jy for Dycpcpsta. Indigestion and all Stoaacb
?nd Nerve Troubles.
Put up In tablet fona. pleasant ?nd eary to take
and affording imm?diate relief by enabling
nature to furnish natural nourishment to the
Bloca, Nerves and Muscles.
Larst Boxes. 10c. 25c. ani E3?. FOR SALE BY
WM. P. POYTHRESS & CO..
W. H. SCOTT.
R. E. SHINE.
sic first produced at St. Paul's church
on the Sunday pre'ce'dlng. and which was
so favorably-' ?received by an immense
congregation at lhai tim?. .A full house
enjoyed the service as repeated at Christ
church. Professor Reinhardt was accom?
panied by his acronip?shcd daughter,
whose mastery of the violin Is acknowl?
edged in nil musical circles in th?; land.
The soloist was little Miss Reinhardt, who
Is no less ehnrming in person than in
voice. The service was read by tho ree-,
tor of the? church, and the address was
m.nie by Mr. Thomas Po'ltid?xt?r, ? he su?
perintendent of Christ church Sunday
scnool. who. In the course of an excellent
talle; made the statement that Christ
church reported the largest Sunday school
(Episcopal) -n he city of Richmond. Christ
church having G12.-. members and the
Cnnpc-1 of the Redeemer 100 officers,
teachers and scholars.
NEW YEAR IN.
Old Held Prophecy of Greater Thing-s
Congregated worshippers assembled at
midnight of Sunday in the various
sacred edifices, saw the old year out and
the new year in. Outside, Voung America
celebrated the occasion by exploding lire
For Richmond, the old year has dealt
kindly with the people and their multi?
farious business and pleasure? Interests
and Providence beckons on the new
with prophecies ot even greater tilings
in store for the coining twelve months.
The bourn of explosives at midnight was
at once a salute over tbe bier of ISO!)
and a noisy demonstration in honor of
In truth no communits- has strong?
er incentive to be thankful for past favors
and hopeful for a rich legacy from the
year now upon us. The spirit of pros?
perity born in 3S'.?3 will pervade the ac?
tivities of .the city in 1000. The .tide which
has set In cannot ebb this year. Obey?
ing the impulse of forces set in motion,
it must flow on, perhaps far into the next
Denied the gift of prophecy, the hu?
man mind resorts to arguments from ex?
perience to forecast the future. Assured?
ly.? the laws of. logic. applied to the
boundless wealth of argument which the
old year brought forth, lead irresistibly
to the conclusion that the city has not
yet attained its highest rmrrmorciai de?
velopment!. Richmond Is on the un?
grade and will continue the ascent
The record for ISO!? is inspiring and en
rvinra-rinjr. r>rnr?'iesyin<r the worldly bless
inps and rewards which the city may
hope to attain in 1SKO.
Hold at nil the Catholic Churches in
By special edict of Pope Deo XIII, mid.
night mass was held In all the Catholic
churches Sunday night, and very impres?
sive services were held in all the Catholic
churches of Richmond.
At St. Peter's the services were con?
ducted by Rev. Father Bowler, assisted
by Rev. Father "Waters; who served as
deacon in the b?n?dictine.
Rt. Rev. Bishop Van de Vyver was
present in the sanctuary. The music
which was the same as was rendered on
Cliristmas, was directed by Col. C. O'B.
Cowardin. and was especially beautiful.
At. St. Mary's church there was a large
attendance, and Rt. Rev. Bishop Leo
Haid, O. S. B., vice apostle o? North
Carolina, was celebrant. He was assisted
by Fathers Willibald and John, and the
choir was directed by C. E. Mutter, or?
The mass at Saered Heart church was
conducted by Rev. Father O'RIely. and
the church was crowded with numerous
members from other churches. ?
At St. Patrick's Rev. Father "tTcKeefrey
preached to a very larse congregation.
after which the b?n?dictine was neld. The
music was the same as sung Christmas.
Norfolk and Western linriiings.
The statement of the earnings and ex?
penses of the Norfolk and Western Rail?
way Company for the month of Novem?
ber as compared with the month of .\o
ve-r>*-?er lasl v??r sbow-s 'he fc'O-wIn"?
Miles operated? JS99, 1,551* 1S9S, l.r.Cl;
det-rease; i<>. Tota' earnings?IS?, .*1.17!.
7.-?* 7S: l^l'S. SI,??-?.:)-.-..",: increase. ? per
cent. Total expenses?1K?;>, $7l8,949.*i9?
If****. r-il.-nr..irt: increase. 9 per cent, f.ur
r>lns?i?;:?. s?.v?-,.:rji..-iS; isps, *tir,i>,r?07.r:i : in?
crease, ?103.?82?1.27: Proportions of ex?
penses to cross earnings?1SG9, til per
cent.: ISPS'. W per cent.
For five months?July 1st to November
"--?th: Averaj-e miles onerateti??SOO. 1.G.G.1:
1S3S, 3**i*n* d.-erease. 10. Total earnings?
iMf?. 5S.79S.<23.38: IPOS.. $*.907,587.*?7: in?
crease "IS per cent. Tota! expenses?1800
S*?,*il7;3a*l.<J7- 1S98. S3.223.439.S9: increase.
? rwT cent. Surplus?1S99. Sl.rtCS.-no.fi:
-v-is. S7*>3.017.2B: increase. S57-..-.42.9S.
Proportion of expenses to rross earnings?
1S99, (? per cent: 1S9S. 0G. per cent.
A Poor Tinte- Killer.
"Town Topics." at the Academy yester?
day afternoon and last night, was not
\\p to expectations, and had it not been
for the bright presence of several very
.pretty girls there would have, been noth?
ing to the piece. The specialties were
poor and without point, and there seemed
really no excuse for the killing of time
in the manner in which "Town Topics"
Sewe"?" Gaa Explodes.
PITTSBURG. PA.. Jan. l'.-An explo?
sion of sewer gas ax Knoxvllle. a thriving
borough near here, about midnight,
wrecked a larrre numher of houses and
siab'es and tore up several streets for
hundreds of feet. Fortunately no one
was injured, but two women are seriously
111 from the shock to their nervous
KIDNEY AND BLADDER
TROUBLES PROMPTLY CURED.
A Sample Bottle Sent Frea bv Mail.
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the wonder?
ful new discovery in medical science,
fulfills every wish in promptly curing
kidney, bladder and uric acid troubles,
rheumatism, and pain in the back. It
corrects inability to hold water and scald?
ing pain in passing it. or bad effects fol?
lowing use of li?;uor, wine or beer, and
overcomes that unpleasant necessity of
being compelled to go often during the
day. and to get up many times during
the night. The m'.ld and the extraordi?
nary effect of Swamp-Root is soon real?
ised. It stands the highest for Its won?
derful cures of tho most distressing cases.
If you need a medicine you should have
tho best. Sold by drugi-ists In fifty cent
and one ?lo'.lar rizes. You may have a
? snap1? bottle of tb's wonderful new dis?
covery and a book that tells all about it.;
and its great cures, both sent absolutely
free by mall. Address Dr. Kilmer & Co..
??inghamton, ?. Y. "When writing men?
tion'that you read this generous offer in
th? Richmond Times.
TURNED NEW LEAF
IN POLICE COURT
Usual New Year Ceremony That-Was
Left Out. .
WHERE JUSTICE JOHN GETS LAW
The Grj-at Dispenser Makes Some De?
terminations That -?Will Work
Hardship U> the First Few,
? Lawyer's Generosity.
The Police Court for the opening of the
New ? Year was like trie lull at'tcn- the
storm. - ....
Strange to say, no one came forward
with two brand new Bibles that have
stood twelve months' wear and tear of
the kissing of all sorts of lips and the
corrosion of much concentrated lie.
The Bible has a big part in the Great
Dispenser's life. If the truth were known
that's where he gets most of his law.
THE XEW ? E AB.
Justice John started the New-Year
full of determination to stick to the letter
of the law and let no guilty man escape
to believe nothing he hears anrl only half
The docket was as.short as pie-ccust,
and at the close of tl*e court there was
not a single prisoner to go to jail.
People were .turning over new leaves,
nnd there were a number of old rounders
In court, who hud been in soak ever
since the day they swore off,"at tho be?
ginning of last year, who were cold sob-?r
once a ita i ?.
A lawyer, whose generosity has already
given him the heart disease, was looking
for a one-armed man to present him with
an odd glove, he having lost the other
Wm, Winston, colored, was charged
with stealing a -pair of shoes from Hat
tie Tucker, 415 Brooke avenue.
The only witness against AVinston was
a very small girl. The "shoes -were
pawned, but Winston was not the man
?? ho pawned them. He was discharged
for want of evidence.
?\\ ?. Johnson, colored, did not fare
so well. He beat ? Bettle, his wife, and
had to buy his freedom with a ten-dollar
G. Powers was charged with assaulting
and cursing Spencer Lee. Neither ap?
peared when their names were ? called,
and attachments were issued. They,
turned up later and one swore he did
and the other, swore he didn't. They
were charged with costs for the warrant
and attachments and the. sum divided
equally between, the two.
Powers had no money and was about
to go to the pen, when the magnanimity
and generosity of the complainant aro*?je
like a phoenix from the ashes of his hate,
and he paid his enemy's fine. Such is
justice for the year li?..
George Nelson paid one dollar for dis?
turbance and J. N. Barker, Chas. Cline.
L. "W. Bass, Lawrence Lee and L. J.
Young paid each $1.70 for over indul?
gence in malt and spirituous liquors.
This was the whole day's work. Most
people accounted for it by the fact that
peonie generally liad made good deter,
mina?.ion. Sergeant Thomas, who is
practical nnd philosophical, said it was
because their mon^y had given out and
they had nothing to get drunk on.
CAPT. FRAYSER'S ESTATE.
The Fatate of the Late Payne Hanson.
City Hall News.
In the Chancery Court yesterday Vir?
ginia Bauson qualified as executrix of
tiie estate of the late Payne Ranson.
W. B. Frayser qualified as executor-of
the late Captain Kichard E. Frayser.
Sergeant Hall arrested Walter Haynes,
colored, in a pawn-shop yesterday. He
had an overcoat and an umbrella, evi?
dently the property of some wealthy
person, and wanted to pawn them. The
owner of the overcoat and umbrella can
got same by goins to the Sergeant's of?
fice in the City Hall.
Captain Frank Cunningham was kept
quite busy yesterday receiving money
from delinquents of city taxes.
Mr. F. Lawton Cruichtield spent the
day skating at the Reservoir lake yes?
The Law and Equity Court, Judge E.
C. Minor, presiding, and P. P. Winston
clerk, convened yesterday, but no cases of
importance were considered.
The January session of the Chancery
Court, with Judge Lamb presiding, com-"
menced yesterday. Many eases will
come before his honor and. receive his
Mayor Taylor did not visit the City.
Tho oflice' of City Treasurer Phillips
was closed yesterday. /
Many Persons Visit the Lakes in Sea rob
The weather continues cold and the
skating good, and people young and old
are visiting the lakes and ponds around
Richmond in large crowds to be able to
enjoy a day on the ice before warm
neither comes acain.
Yesterday the throng at the Reservoir
was very large, the lake being covered
with the participants and the bank with
on-lookers, but the lake being in an ex?
posed position to the wind, the ice was
rough besides being cut up by the skating
of Saturday. The other ponds were well
attended, and all day long the cars were
carrying people to and from, these places.
Cn tho river the ice is accumulated at
some points, although it is mostly broken
up and not very thick. At Dutch Gap
are four schooners which are ice bound
and unable to reach the city. The tug
Thomas Cunningham; Sr.", is at work:en?
deavoring to break up th? ice in the chan?
nel so that they may reach here.
" Funeral Serviecs.
Th.2 funeral of Mrs. Timothy Riordon,
who died in Baltlfore a few days since,
took place from St. Peter's cathedral yes?
terday morning at 10 o'clock.
The remains reached Richmond Sunday.
The remains of Mrs. Nellie Wilson, wife'
of. Mr. J.^C.-Wilsop,-who died in Newport
News,- were brought" to this .city and
burled in Oakwocd yesterday at 11 o'clock.
The funeral' of Mrs. Julia A. MeCann,
who died yesterday at her home. No. SOS
west Clay street, will take place this
morning from the church of the Sacred
11 cart at 10 o'clock. ? . ?
The burial of Willie A. Heisler. the four
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Heisler. of
?27?. ? stryet. took place yesterday after- '
noon from Honker-Memorial church.
The fUT:?rml of Mrs. \V. 11. Cal'.enberger.
:v:??<> died Saturday evening, took place
from West-End church yesterday after-.
noon. -' 1 j
' *'Jim-Ci''?w".Ga?? ??1?
. . t - .?. .
It-was-learned yesterday tha,t a' num?
ber of colored residents, who object to
passage of the proposed "Jim Crow" or
separate-coach bill. will. In a" day-, or two;
hold a meeting for the purpose of enter?
ing a formal protest; . The bill was Intro?
duced by Mr. Epps, of this city.? before
? tbe Legislature adjourned for the holi?
The colored people will send a delega?
tion to present their views to the House
beyond compare. Superior in
all respects to any mineral water
known. A refreshing drink that
cures sick hcadache.constifation
and disordered stomach in the
most pleasant and effective way.
' ' Pamphlet s oir application.
TARRANT& CO., Chemists, New York.
At druggists, 50c. and $i.oa. 3
Committee on Roads, when the bill comes
up for,, consideration, on the Gth of this
What is Bcfns Hone to Pill Them by
? A meeting was held last night, at St.
Mark's church with reference to calling
a pastor to.that church." The name of
tho gentleman will probably be made
known within the next few days.
it is stated that there is some likeli?
hood that Rev. G. W. Bull, of Atlanta.
Ga., may be. called i_o the pulpit of the
Third Presbyterian church.
Nothing has as yet been heard from
Dr.;; Rice, of Atlanta, as to whether h?1
will? accept a call to the Second Presby?
Krcc Imitcli Yesterday.
Among the restaurants which served
dinner or luncheon to customers yester?
day?New Year's?were those of lUieger,
Delarue, .Stumpf, Burke, and the Com?
At Rueger's restaurant the day was ap?
propriately' observed by the service
of. an elaborate free dinner in ac?
cordance with custom. Sevtral hundred
customers called, and the restaurant, as
well as the adjoining liquidarium, were
crowded for several hours.
State Offices Closed,
The Slate Officers'will enter in earnest
to-day upon the work of li'OO.
The offices were clot id yesterday in ob?
servado of New Year's. Governor Tyler,
who has nearly recovered from the effects
of a severe cold, was at his office in the
Capitol building a short while before noon.
The posl-ollice observed Sunday hours,
and other Federal offices were closed. The
banks were all locked, though some
of ?he clerks spent some time at their
de?" " , ? :?'; _ t'?"-.
??00U on Richmond.
Mr. 15. D. Hening, of Philadelphia is
in the city for the purpose of writing a
book on Richmond's resources and indus?
tries. He has asked for an endorsement
of the Chamber of Commerce, but has
not yet secured it. The Chamber's Com?
mittee on Advertising approved the work,
subject to the. approval of the Committee
on Statietics and the endorsement of
the Board of Directors. The statement
that the Chamber had endorsed the work
is, therefore, premature.
The B?er Sympathizers;
A movement is on foot in Rich
mend to get up a big niass-meeing to ex?
press sympathy with the Beers. Plans
have not taken shape as yet.
Judge ?. ??. Keiley's letter published
in Sunday's Times defending the
Boers and condemning the British,
has attracted much attention, and has
stimulated the Boer sympathizers in their
purpose to openly express sympathy with
them in their light.
Fire on Cary Street.
The frame house on . tlvr corner of
Adams and ?Gary streets was destroyed
by fire which broke out yesterday morn?
ing. The building was being used by the
boys of Cary streer. as a club. The lire
started from the stove. The alarm was
turned in from, box 13, corner ot First
and Cary, and the."department responded
and extinguished th? blaze.
Mr. ??. J. McDowell continues very ill
at his home, near Richmond.
Dr. J. Rufus Hunter, professor at Rich?
mond College, who has been very ?II at
the Retreat for the Sick, was well enough
to leave that institution yesterday.
General A. L. Phillips is improving
Funeral of Major \Vair\vick.
The funeral services over the remains
of Major Peter C. Warwick were held
yesterday at noon at Monumental church.
The historic church was filled with the
friends and relatives, paying honor to his
memory. iBurial was made In the family
section at Shockoe Hill cemetery.
At the Home for Incurables.
Impressive services were held at the
Homo for Incurables on Sunday afternoon
at 4 o'clock, and quite a number of visi?
tors were present. Rev. Carey E. Morgan,
of tho Seventh-Street Christian church,
administered communion to one of the
inmates, and gave an interesting? talk
on the work of God.
The tea to be given by the Association
for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities
will be given at the rooms of the Virginia
Historical Society on Tnursd?y from 5 to*
Conn at Alexandria.
The United States District Court will
convene in Alexandria to-day. Judge
Wandill will preside. Assistant District
Attorney DeJarnetto left for that city
Left When Chsnt-e Was Made to Postum
? Food Coffee.
"As long as I drank coffee, once every
month, regularly, I had a bilious sick
headache. I had often read in the papers
about Postum Food, Coffee, but, like iots
ot people, thought you were -praising
your own goods to sell them.
"Finally I asked my husband to buy
me a-small package to try. I boiled. It
not quite as long as your directions said,
and did not like it. The next morning I
made coffee for breakfast and had a sick
"The third morning I tried Tostum
again,"boiling it about twenty minutes.
Then it Hasted good, and the longer I
drank it, tho better I liked it That
was about, three months ago. We have
had Postum ever since, and never in all
this time have I had'the least kind of a
headache or been sick In any way.
"1 told a brother-in-law of my experi?
ence. He suffered ; with bilious Head?
aches, and' was threatened with nervous
prostration. He stopped'coffee, and be?
gan using Postum Food Coffee, which he
did not like'at the first trial, but soon got
so! he liked - It very much indeed, when
they learned to- make 'It right. It has
cured him also. ,v
"The following -friends have been
helped by "leaving off coffee and using
Postum: D. B... W'eatt, his wife and
sister; J. H. Mathews. his. wife and
daughter/, -We are naturally very-strong
advocates . of Postum Food Coffee."
Lille E. ?Mathews, 466 24th st., Detroit,
Mich, ; : ?? n? ... L ;. 'L, ';._?
SOCIAL AND ?PERSONAL.. |
Yesterday afternoon a very ??rllllant
New Year's reception - was given: by the
Misses Waddill in honor ot their guest
Mlss^?Nbr?. Waddill, of Baltimore. Th?
house'.was beautifully decorated in holly
and>mistletoe, andthe prevailing tint in
the.: decorations in'"the dlnning-room. was
pink. Miss -J??ra Waddlii; gowned In.?
white net over pink- taffeta.-Miss Juliette 5
Waddill, In white satin, and Miss 'Mary
Waddill, in laveudar brocade, received
the guests in the front- drawing-room.
?The assistants ot-the hostess were Misses
Caroline Holliday. Edythe White, Sadie
Jeffries, Madeline English, Virg?nia Boyd,
Amy Werth, Lina Mayo. 'Pleasants. Ro?
salie Smith, Swazey, and Elizabeth Chris?
tian. Mrs. S. P. W?ddey arid Mrs! Wilson
served chocolate, and Miss Winder, of
Hanover Courthouse, gracefully presided,
at the punch bowl.
Among the Invited, guests were -Misses
Coolldge, of -Boston, Wlngo, McGulre,
Duke,. Bosher, Gibson, Michaux, Waddey,
De Saussure, Grant. White, -Dunlop,
Carlefon, Watkins. Carr. Hill." Warwick,
?Moseley, Pace, Tompklns, Harvey. Finley,
of Texas, Hotchklss," Morgan. "Clirlstlan.
Tanner, Mayo, Tyler, Ball, Archer. Mc?
Carthy. Mclntosh, Moore, Lay, Deane, .
?purcell, Donnan, Tlnsley, Lefebvrtf, Well
ford, Pollard, Christian, - Coxe,. Morris, ;
Powers, Call, Beirne, Werth, Nelson, |
Wilson, Pllcher, Elam, Abernathy, De- i
laney. Trant, Glenn, Bowe. Pllson, Turn- !
er, Henley, Williarosburg, Messrs. Thom?
as McAdams, E. Harrison, Malcolm Coles, j
Sam Tyler, Byrd Newton, Mathew Gil- |
more, Pascal Davle, Jordan LeaHe, George I
Nolting, Roy Pace, Morrison Glenn, S. !
W. Sterns, .Fred Harrison Lovingstnn, j
Rudolph Smith, CJiarles Grant. Eugene ?
Jones, Stuart Michaux; Thomas Marshall, '
John Lightfoot. George.. Gregory, ?. ?
Hotchklss, W. Gardiner, Robert Lambert. ;
Donald Boyd, Frank ? McCarthy, Charles j
Bargamin, A. S. Gibson, Spotswood
Wellford. W. Habliston. Rutherford Rose.
Leslie Reed, George Bidgood. Osterloh
Ben Taliaferro, R. H. Talley. Edward
Benson,' George McCreary, Carter John?
ston, Clifford ? Miller, Jack de Treville,
Will Watkins, Leo Edmunds, Richard
Easley, Murat Willis, John Eflett. Joel
Perrin. Powhatan, Frank Powell, John
Howard. Barrett, Frank Greene, P. H.
Cabell,: S. S. P. Patteson, Sam Carter.
H. C. RUey, and Graves, ?G the Univer?
sity of Virginia. .
The Lakeside Clubhouse presented a bril?
liant scene yesterday, with its , beautiful
decorations of holly, mistletoe and Christ?
mas wreaths tied with streamers of red
ribbon, and its blazing yule-log.
A large bowl of delicious egg-nog siood
ready for the callers, who thronged the
Among the numerous callers were Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Boiling, Mr. and Mrs.
Levin Joynes, Mrs. Fairfax, Mr. Brydon
Tennant, Miss Annie Tennant, Mr. Henry
Baskcrville, Mr. Edward "Willis. Mr. Hill,
Miss Edythe White. Miss Madeline Eng?
lish, Mr. Granville Gray. 'Mr. Frank
Blankenship, Misses Saille and Judith
Deane, Misses' Bessie Pace" and Nannie
Lay. . ,
The most brilliant affair of the season
was the New Year dance given last even?
ing at the Masonic Temple by the Rich?
mond Germ?n Club.
The hall was beautifully decorated in
palms and garlands of smilax, and the
musicians seated on the stage were hid?
den by a bank of palms. Colonel Jo Lane
Stern led the german and introduced a
number of new and -beautiful figures.
The patronesses were Mrs. A. T.
Harris, Jr.. Mrs. Levin Joynes, Mrs. Ed?
ward Mayo, Mrs. T. Moncure Perkins,
Mrs. Thomas U. Carter. Mrs. W. Waller
Among the dancers were Mr. -arid Mrs.
G. M. Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. T. X. Car?
ter. Mr. and' Mrs. A. C. Young. Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Walker. Mr. and Mrs. G. AV.
Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Hazzard.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Wall; Mr. and Mrs.
John Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. ?. Starke,
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Branch. Mr. and Mrs.
A. E. Donnan. Mr. and Mrs. ?. T. Harris.
Jr.,? Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Halves. .Air. and J
Mrs. Levin Joynes, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
E. Willard, Mr. and Mrs. ?. M. Perkins.
Mr. aru'i Mrs. \V. Waller Morton. Mr. and
Mrs. L E. Marie, Mr. and Mrs. W. Stroth
er Smith, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Williams.
Misses Elizabeth Davenport. Edna Atkin?
son, Lucy Hayes. Margaret Warwick,
Kate Meredith:' Llllie Urquhart, Emily
Jennings, Virginia Hayes, Mary Hayes,
Eleanor Bosher, Flossie Talbott, Janle
Wlngo. Edyth White", May Handy, Edna
Forbes, Maria Moseley, Marianne Meade,
Grace Shields, Lelia Gray, Mary Hill.
Bessie Watkins. Bessie Martin. Elsie
(Corrieron, ' Judith Deane. Kat?; and
Julia Harris, .Madeline English, Bierne,
and Messrs. C. J. Anderson. Granville
Gray. C. B. Antrim. E. C. Mayo. C. E.
McCabe, J. T. Anderson, J. L Antrim. G.
K. Lee. ??. P. Gray, George M. Reid, Ar?
cher Anderson, Jr.. S. L. Carter. W. S.
P. Mayo, J. R. J. Anderson. E. J. Willis,
John Rutherford, D. McDonald, F. A. Da?
venport. J. B. Young. R. H. Gaines, W.
H. Blair, Otis M. Al friend, John P.
George, S. Hobson. R. B. Campbell, John
Currie, George A. Gibson. D. Currie, W.
R. Johnston, J. G. Walker, L. R. Page, H.
E. Baskerville, J. J. Leake. Jo Lane
Stern. K. Mitchell, C. S. Stringfellow,
C. W. Branch, A. C. Mc-Kenny, Percy
Bosher, E. T. Robertson, Julian Hill. Carl
H. Nolting, Frank K. Blankenship, Edwin
L. Hobson, William K- Massie, Arthur
B. Pleasants, W. G. Grosbec-k, W. O.
Young, D. R. F. Williams, J. W. Graves,
Jonathan Bryan, Ben. P. Clalb'orne. J. T.
Patterson, C. E. Buek. W. Ellerson, J. S.
Bryan, W. H. Grant, Jr.. M. DeG. Hobson,
E. V. Williams, W. Douglas Gordon, John
P. Lea, Julian Binford, Ed. V. Harrison.
William A. Smith, Allan Potts, rind C. E.
Tho Jefferson ball-room, presented a
pretty scene last evening when a number
of the young ladies who will next season
make their bow to society, gave a delight?
ful german to their friend's?.
Mr. Spotswood Wellford led with his
accustomed grace and skill.
Among those present were: Misses Mary
Lathrop, Addio Bowe, Portorico Sands,
Nora Leary, Aliene Cowardin. Sadie Sut?
ton. Mary Buford, Connie Knpx, Sophie
White, Elise Stokes. Jane Boyden, Lina
Shields, Marie Garnett, Lily Tyler, Jose?
phine Putney, Louise Atkins, Margaret
Shields. Elizabeth Bosher, Porter Sand's,
Lillio Tyler, Edith Seymour, .Nannie Mc
Carty; Messrs. Robert White-hurst, Cox.
Goodwin Boykin, John Mason, Dan Talley,
Thos. Leary, Tom Purcell, Cbas. Barga?
min, Randolph Cardozo, Henry Hotch?
klss, Elmore Hotchklss, Paul Schafer, Stu?
art Leake, "Walter Taylor, WlWIam Tay?
lor, John Cutchins, James Cowardin.
Charles Marshall, Jack Potts, Channing
Newton, Sidney Buford. John Leary, Fred.
Cone, Tom McAdams, Dawtry, Alex. Mose?
ley,; Cook, Stauhton; Cooper Drewry,
Wellford Lorraine, Richard Boyd. Douglas
Ellysori, David Lynch, Woodfork Buford,
William Lancaster. Philip Bagby, John
Mason, and Cooke, og Washington and
Miss Minnie Beers gave a very delight?
ful party at her home, 1202 Floyd avenue,
last evening. Eight tables were arranged,
at each of which was a different game
and the players progressing from, one
table to another, and prizes were award?
ed to th? successful contestants. After
the game a dainty repast was served.
Mrs. Louis Lyons. Mrs. Irving Lips?
comb. Albert Hill, Misses Beers. Childrey
and Lyons assisted in the dining-room.
The guests'were Misses Mattl? L?mbert,
Nellie Gordon, Leiser Archer, Katie
Wrenn, Lillian Binf?rd, Martha Lundy,
Nan 'Morris, Mazie Flemmlrig. Annie
Branch, Lijlie U.pshur, -Bessie TTpshur.
Laura and HaMe Barra?, Mary Aber?
nathy, Emily .Hutcherson, Messrs. Lot
tier, tTpshur. Jack West, Christl/in. Fred?
erick Archer. Joseph Montaloo, Matthew
and John Christian, William Archer,
Logan Waif ord, ? azewell Ellett and
The^ Misses . Robins ?ntertalned most
charrriingly on Saturday; - ?venlnc. J- In
Sor Infant? and Children.
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The Kind You Have
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MILLER CHINA CO.
109 East Broad Street, Between First and Second
Our annual inventor}* sale commences to-day and wif
continue for two weeks, which will give you an opportu
nit y to select from our immense stock of
China, Glassware, and
such bargains as never before offered in this city. Re?
member, this sale to continue for two weeks only?all
goods to be sold at greatly reduced prices for CASH.
Positively no goods charged during this great
Come earlv and make vour selection.
Miller China Company,
109 Eist Broad.
Eetween 1st and 2d.
Go to the Virginia Fish. Oyster and Calne Company, Xo. IU north Sixth
street, Second Market. New "Phone -111, where you will find the best assortment
in that line in the city or State, the finest.?luality and flavored Oysters that
is used. Lynn Haven Bay, Blue Point, Cherrystone. Back P.iver. York Klver
and Chesapeake Bay Oysters, fresh and clean, opened daiiy.
Fresh Fish oF All Kinds in Season.
Halibut, Smelts, Fresh CodrUh, Striped Bajs. Black Bars, Fresh Mackerei,
Pompano, Sheepshead'. Fine White Perch. Virginia, Spots. Blue Fish. Fresh Sal?
mon, Salmon Trout, Etc.
GAME OF THE FINEST.
Pheasant, Quii, Venisun, Wild Tu; key, Wiid Ducks. Rabbi:;--. S??uirrol3,
Snipe, Woodcock, Whole Deer, Blve Lobsters, Etc.
VA..riSH. OYSTER & GAME CO., 414 N. 6th St., 2d Verket* New Phone, 414.
JAMES Ni BOYO, President. " MANN S. CUARLES, Vice-Pre-'T. JOHN MORTON, SeC'Y &. ????3.
Virginia Trust Company,
1200 MAIN STREET, RiCHMOND, VIRGINIA.
CAPITAL, - 5500,000.
CHARTERED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF VIRGINIA.
AUTHORIZED LEGAL DEPOSITORY OF COURT AND TRUST FUNDS.
ESTABLISHED FOR THE EXECUTION Or ALL CHARACTER CF TRUSTS.
ACTS AS TRUSTEE UNDER MORTGACES OF EVERY K;ND.
REGISTERS AND TRANSFERS CORPORATE STOCKS AND BONOS.
RECEIVES DEPOSITS SUBJECT TO CHECK.
?SS-JES CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT BEARING INTEREST.
ACCOUNTS OF INVESTORS SOLICITED, AND INTEREST ALLOWED 3Y AGRE?ME>.7.
ITS STORAGE AND SAFETY VAULTS ARE NOT EXCELLED.
The Savings Bank of IRicinnoiid,
Corner Main and Eleventh Streets, R?chn-o.i J, Va.
R. A. PATTERSON, PresM'nt
L. Z. MORRIS, Vice-president
GEO. L. CHRISTIAN,
N. D. HARGROVE,
W. H. ZIMMERMAN, L. Z. MORRIS.
B.ALSOP, F. SITTERDING.
R. A. PATTERSON, H. ELDONTAYLO?
JAMES M. BALL. CashiM
0. 0. OWENS.
JOHN W. GORDON.
G. G. VALENII.NE.
Capital andSurp us, 160,0r0. Deposits received !n sums ot $1.00 and upwards. Negotiable paper
discount.d. On and aiter April 9.19 0. the bank wiil remove to 11?7 east Main street, next door to Hotel
Lexington and opposite the ottice o? The ft.chmoml Disp-i'ch.
honor of their guests. Misses Hunter and
Whitman, of Baltimore.
Among those pn?sent were: Misses.
Katherine Michaux. Ella Benson, t;ii
zabeth Blander, Maria Moseley, Anne
Carr, Alice Hotchklss, Edyth White, Elie
Maury Werth, Messrs. Murat Willis, G.
W. Hodgeson, Mason White, George
Grercry. Carey Carr. F. Downing, Bever?
ly Tucker. Jack de Tr?.-ville. Edward Ben?
son. Donald Boyd. Lewis Harvey. Stuart
Michaux. Spootswood Welttonl and Wil?
Miss Jane Fisher and Miss Elizabeth
Fisher are visiting friends In Staunton.
?Miss Mamye Allison, of Ba?timcm
l3 visiting friends in the city.
The Board of Managers of the Baptist
Home for Aged Women will meet at the
Home this morning at 11 o'clock.
Miss Erna Carpenter, o? Washington.
D, C, Is the guest ot Mrs. Hermann
. Mr. Charle? H. Talbot t, Jr* lus (one
to B.rmingham, Ala., where he wilt en?
gage in business with his brother, Mr.
Tie engagement is announced of Miss
1 Henrietta Adler, of Cincinnati, to Rev.
? Leon Maurice Nelson. o? Brooklyn, sou
! of the late X. W. Nelson, of this city.
' Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Stovall gave
! an enjovab'? reception In honor of their
1 ?laughter. Ritta, at their home. Friday,
December. 23th. The decorations wer?
! tasteful and pretty. Later in the even
ing all were invited to the dining room
where delicious refreshments were ser?, eil
to the frolicsome young girls and boys.
Those who were present were: Misse?
Alice and Sadye Bumpkin, Ethel and
Mabel Tuke. Katye MacPhail. Susie
Bates; Mattie Fletcher and Eva Nicholas.
?Messrs. Wanlen Couper, Hunter Tall?
ii man, Eddie. Tuke. Junlus Redd. Kenneth
: Cherry. Arthur Denoon. Hunter Morris.
; Julian Wlnfree, Kenneth Angus and Ar
. thur Tignor.
Dr. and Mrs. C. A- Young, of the Uni?
versity of Virginia, are the guests of
Mrs. J. B. Ckjt.