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STOCK MARKET
WAS IRREGULAR
Transactions for a Short Time Were
Unusually Heavy.
TENDENCYTO REALIZE APPARENT
After Pnlilication of Exccptlonally
Favoroble Bank Stntemcnt?IjcvoI
or Prices Above That
I'arlici' iti AVeek.
NEW TOKK. Feb. *!.?Speculation In to
day's short session of Ihe stock market
was swayed by long ventures encouraged
by the statement. of the St. Paul rail?
road for tho fourth week of January and
a dispositlon to take profits. A level-of
prices had boen rlirl\' tstablishcd which
Indlcatcd a handsomc rlse on securlues
purchased earlier in th" week.
The tendency to reaMze was verj- mnni
fest after the publlcatlon of an cxcep
tionallv favorable bank statement. Al?
though the dow.nward movement assumeo
some force new the end. on account of
the violcnt break of 3% per cent. in Su?
gar. tho earlier advances gained by tnc
St. Paul's sbowing. and 1hat of minor
roads. was not entirely cancelled. Inter?
est was revived to a marked extent in
n number o'. the imn and steel Issuos
N.ntional Storl moving yp 2 points unrt
receding fractionally. Tennesse CoaJ fell
Into cpmparativc dulncss. and althougli
it ebvered a range of :i points, terminated
unchapged. .... _i??
Some comniont was cveilod by a nse
of .-, points in General Electric. which was
fT?norallv atlrilmtod m rrports of cneonr
pging earnings. Sugar's plunge down
ward was ascribed to gossip concerning
1h.> trade war. Third-Avonuo occupledia
less consplcUOUS position than of late.
end moved in somewhat narrow llmlts. A
tendenov to onvcr in some diroctlons. cmi
pb-d with free solling in spots. caused a
verv Irregular close to the day s busi?
ness Transactions were unusually heavy
for D short time. an-1 the number of
Stocks dcalt in almost equalled that or
vosterduv. , - .
* Bonds "havo been well absorbed during
tho week. but there has been some lrreg
ularlty In prioo mnvemrnls. IInlt ea
States old 4"s advancod V, and ?? s % and
now 4's % in the bid price; the .. s de
rlinod %. . ?_. inft
Total sales of stocks were 3C4.100
?=haros, Incluriing Atchison preferrea. 1?,
:;4r.; Knltimore und Ohio. 23.6G2: Burling
ton and Quincy, 1^775; Rock Island.
7G01: Norihern Pacific, 13.87?; Mls.souri
Pacilic. 7.07.-.: Ronding lirst preferred.
9.O00: St. Paul, r.1,77.-.; Southern Pacilic,
17 7.-.0: Fiiion Pacific. G.450: American
Stoei and Wlre. 9.050; American Tobacco,
6 0.-.0: Brooklvn Rapld Transit. 10,425; Na
tional Steol. 11.77."-: Sugar. 02,950: Ten
nosseo Coal und Iron, 8,050; Republlc Iron
and Steel. 8.500.
MONEY AND EXCHANGE.?Money on
call lonns nominal; prime roorcantile j>a
per. 4Ti;7> por cent. Sterling exchange
stondy. with actual business in bankers
bills at *>4.87%@4.87?i for domand and a
S4.SW4?l.S4iS "for sixty days; postod
rates. 54.S5 and $4.SS<*M.88%; commerciul
bills. $4.K"',V?.?-i.SlW- Rar silver. 00%;
Mexican dollars, 47%; silver certiflcatcs;?
59%'3>C0%. State bonds Inactlve: railroad
bonds "irregular; Government bonds
steady,
WEEKLY BANK STATEMENT.?The
wookly bank statement shows the follow?
ing changes:
Surplus rosorve. increase..? 1,50.00
Loans, increase .TL249.S00
Specie, increase . D,002,GOO
LegiU tendors. Increase . _ ?p'v'H)
Doposlts. increase . 15,391,200
Circulation, increase . 22.'!.800
The banks now hold "S0.S71.275 in ex
cess of legal requlrements.
STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Closlng Stocks.
Atchison . 2fl"i
Atchison pfd . 63%
Baltimore and Ohio .-. 02
Canadian Pacific . 1?7".4
Canada Southern . 48
Ches. und Ohio ._. 20%
Chlcajgo Great Western . 13V4
chi., Btir. and Quincy_.124%
Chi., Ind. and L. 15%
Chi., Ind. and L. pfd. -IS
Chi. nnd East lllinois . S0
Chi. nnd Northwestern .102%
Chi.. Rock Island and Pac.109"4
('.. C, c. nnd St. Louis . Gl%
Colorado Southern . 5%
Colorado Southern 1st pfd. 4'.il/j
Colorado Southern 2d jifd. 15
DeL and Hudson .110
Del., Lack. and Western .-.175
Den. ?ind Rio G. 1S%
Den. and Rio G. pfd. (!!>!?
Erie . 11%
Erie 1st pfd . 339*
Great Northern pfd.130%
Hocking Coal . 17
Socldng Vallcy . ::i
lllinois Central .111%
lowa Central . 1"
lowa Central pfd . 52%
Kan. City. PItts. and Gulf. 7%
Lake Erie and Western . 21
Lake Erie and Western pfd. 84
Lulce Shore.:.191
j.ouis. nnd Nash._. 7'-*%
Manhattan 1. 90%
Metropolltan Street Ry.171VJ
Mexicaii Central . ll'i
Minn. and St. Louis . 04
Mlnn. and St. Louis pfd. :>4
Mlssouri Pacific..-. 45%
Moblloand Ohio . 40 i
Mo? Kan. aml Texas . 10
Mo., Kan. and Toxas pfd . "?:'>%
Now Jersej' Central . 117
New York Central .i::4
Norfolk and Western . 2(?
Norfolk and Western pfd. 70"-",
Northorn Pacilic.. 53%
Northern Pacific pfd . 7.">14
Ontarlo and Western . 22%
OreKuii Ky. and Xav. 42
Oregbn Ky. and Xav. ]>fd. 7f>
Pennsvlvania . 130%
Reading . ls
Reading 1st pfd . .">%
Reading 2d pfd . 29
Kio Grande und Western . 40
Rto Grande and Western pfd. S?%
St. Louis and San Fran. 10%
St. Louis and Shu Fran. 1st pfd_ liO
St. Louis and San Fran. 2d pfd. WH
St. Louis and Southwestern. IK-i,
St. Louis and Southwestern pfd_ 2Sii
BL I'aul .120%
St. Paul pfd .171
St. Paul and Omaha, ex-div.3VJ
Southern Pacilic . .".'.Ii.',
Southern Ky. i2"-i
Southern Ky. pfd . r,u%
Texas and Pacific . Itiij
Knion Pacilic . 47'i
1 nion Pacific pfd . 7"eV.
Wubash . 0*i
Wal.ash pfd . 20%
Whcel. and L. E. lni;
Whrol. and L. E. 2d pfd. ^'7>i
Wisconsin Central . 1S'4
EXPRESS COMPANIES.
Adams .. 114
American .14S
United States. 47
Wells-Fargo .124
MISCKLLANEOUS.
Amer. Cotton Oil . 34"4
Amer. Cotton o,t pld . 0.'l
American Malting. Ti%
American Multlngipfd . 2GU
Amer. Smelting and Refin. 41%
Amer. Smelting and Refin. pfd. 00%
American Spirits . 3%
American Spirits pfd . T*'
Amer. Steel Hoop. 47,';
Amer. Steel Hoop pfd . JCeii
Amer. Steel and Wire . 57U
Amer. Steel and Wire pfd. 1'H.;
Amer. Tin Plate . 33%
Amer. Tin Plate pld . S2 "
American Tobacco .lO-'IMs
American Tobacco pfd .135
Anaconda Mining Co. 40M;
lirooklyn Rapid Transit . 75V1
Colorado Fuel and Iron . 40^,
Contlnental Tobacco . Xi%
Ccntinental Tobacco pfd . Rl"'
Fedcral Sleel . 5r>u,
J''ederal Steel :>fd . 7314
Generul Electric . ......_127%
Glucoso Sugar . f>G:<i
Glucose Sugar pfd . 100%
Internatlonal Paper. 24'/.
Ir.tcrnational Papir pfd.;. cs "
Tviclcdc Gas .?. 7SX!,
National Biscult. 30%
Natlonal Biscult pfd .*. '03%
National Lead ....'. 20
Natlonal Lcatl pfu. 105%
Natlonal Steel. 48%
Natlonal Steel pfd. 94%
New Tork Alr Brake .. 130
JOHN L. WILLIAMS
AND
SONS,
BANKERS,
Corner 10th and Main Streets,
RICHMOND, VA.
Xorth Amcrlcan . 34%
Pacilic Coast . 51$
Pacilic Coast lst pfd . 83 "
Pacific Coust 2d pfd . 04
j'aciilc Mail . 4314
Pcople's Gas .107%
.rresscd Steel Car.. 57
Pressed Steel Car pfd . 87%
Pullman Palace Car.3S7 "
Standard Rope and Twine. S%
Sugar .115%
Sugar pfd .115
Tenn. Coal and Iron . 90%
United States Leather . 10%'
United States Leather pfd . 75%
United Stutes Rubber. 88%
Vnited States Rubber pfd.101%
Western Union . 80%
Republic Iron and Steel. 25%
Republlc Iron and Steel pfd. 09
P., C, C. and St. Louis. 70
BOXDS.
United States 2's, reg.102%
United States 3s; reg.109%
United States :}'s. coup.. cx-int.... ;109%
United States new 4's, reg.133%
United PUitcs new 4's, coup.133%
United States old 4's, reg.115%
United States old 4's. coup.114%
United States 5's, reg. 113%
united States 5's. coup.112%
District of Columbia 3.05's.110
Atchison general 4's ... ?.101%
Atchison adjustment 4's . 83
Canada Southern 2ds .: 100
Ches. and Ohio 4%"s . 07-14
Ches. and Ohio 5's .117%
Chi. and X. W. consol 7's.140V4
Chi. and X. W. S. F. Deb. 5's.121%
Chicaso Torminal 4's . 03%
Den. and Rio Grande Ists.102%
Den. and itio G. 4's . 99%
East Tenn.. Va. and Ga. Ists.10(1
Erie general 4's . 70%
Fort Worth and Den. City Ists- 71
General Electric 5's.117
Galveston. II. and S. A. O's.300
Galveston, II. and S. A. 2ds . 10.>
Houston and Texas Central 5's_110%
Houston and Texas Central Con. G's. 110
lowa Central Ists .113%
Kansas City. P.'and G^ Ists. 00
Louislaha new consol 4's .300%
Louis. and Xash. Unified 4's. 00%
Mo.; Kan. and Texas 2ds, ex-Int... 07:
Mo... Kan. and Texas 4's . 00%
Xew York Central Ists . 100%
X. J. Ccntra! general 5's .124
Xorth Carolina O's. 121
Xorth Carolina 4's. 104
Xorthern Pacific 3's ..'. 07^
Xorthern Pacilic 4's .103%
X. V., Chl. and St. Louis 4's.107%
Xorfolk and Western consol 4's.... 93%
Xorfolk and Western general O's... 120
Oregon Nav. Ists (offered) .110
Oregon Nav. 4's.102
Oregon Short Line O's . 127%
vjregon Short Line consol 5's.112%
Reading general 4's. 85
Rio Grande and Wostcrn Ists. 00
St. Louis und Iron M. consol 5's_112
St- Louis and San Fran. Gen. O's.. 120
St. Paul consols .107%
St. Paul, Chi. and Pacific Ists.110
St. Paul, Chi. and Pacific 5's.120
Southern Ry. 5's .10S%
Standard Rope and -ine O's. 80
Tenn. new settlem 3's . 04
Texas and Pacific s.-.s . 112%
Texas and Pacific 2ds . 54
Union Pacific 4's .104%
Wabash Ists .110
Wabash 2ds, ox-int.100'
West Shorc 4's .113
Wisconsin Central Ists . 90%
Virginia Centuries . SH'%
Virginia deferred . 5
Colorado Southern 4's . 84%
Southern Pacilic 4's. 83%
Mobile and Ohio 4's . 80
Central of Ga. 5's . 80%
Central of Ga. lst ln. 32%
Central of Ga. 2d ln. 0%
PEAXUT MARKETS.
XORFOLK. VA.. Feb. .*!.?PEAXUTS
Farmers' stock nuts are now quoted as
fnlloivs: Fancy, 2%cl; .sirictly prime. 2-X?
2%c.: prime, 2lCc.: common. l%SJ2c. a
pound. Spanish shelled nuts. 70c. a bushel.
Tone of market easy and lower.
COTTOX .-vTAftlvETS.
XEW YORK. Feb. 3.?COTTOX?The
cotton market opened firm at an advance
of 1 to 0 points, and while not showlng
weakuess, ruled irregular during the
forepart of the session. March touched
Sc. soon after the call, but u flood of
selling orders carried that option back
5 points, after which it gradually worked
higher agaln. An evident desire of the
investment public to take piofits. not
unnatural in view of the sheer rise of
%c. per pound since the present bull
movement sent In, served to restrain the
more cnthusiastic room bulls. Conslder
able dlfferenee of opinion existcd as to
the cause of the sudden rise of 4 to 5
points in the English market this morn?
ing. Some cubles claimed the advance
abroad grew out of another scare_of Con
tinentalxshorts; others attributed"the rise
to firmnesK of spot cotton in the South,
while still other advices hinted at ma
nipulation. cngineered by prominent Xew
York commission-houses. Local parties
exhibited dlspatches from the belt which
portrayed great strength and fair activl
ty in spot cotton cc-ntres. The crop
movement was not up to nnticipations.
The market for futures closed irregular
md easy, with prices net 2 points higher
to 3 points lower, having gone off at the
close under a spurt of Wall-street reai
izing.
COTTOX?Futures opened firm: Fchru
ary and March, 7.00; April. 7.9S; May
and June, 7.07: July. 7.00; August. 7.01;
Seplember. T.40; October, 7.32; Xovember,
7.27; December. 7.25.
Futures closed irregular and easy;
February. 7.01; llurch. April and May,
7.03: June and July. 7.05; August. 7.01;
Scptember. 7.4;;; October, 7.27; Xovember,
7.20; December, 7.23.
Spot cotton closed quiet and steady at
1-10 higher: mlddling uplands, S 5-10;
middling gulf. S 9-1G; sales, 30 bales.
COTTOX?Steady: middling, S 5-10;
sales, 39 balcs; stock. 113,543 bales; ex?
ports to the Continent, 4,125 bales.
Total to-day and consolldatcd?Xet re?
ceipts, 35.817 bales; exports to Great Bri
tuin. 1S.072 bales; to the Continent, 32,
*)40 bales: stock, 075.023 bales.
Total since Septcmber lst?Xet. receipts,
4.7S:{.717 balcs; oxpnrts tn Great Britnin,
1,320,063 bales: to France. 523,990 bales;
to the Continent. 1.523,770 bales.
XEW ORLEAXS. Feb. 3.?COTTOX?
Steadv: March. 7.78^7.70; April. 7.7Sfj>
7.79: " Mav. 7.7S@7.79: June. 7.7S?7.79;
Julv. 7.78'?I7.79: August. 7.63?7.64: Sep?
lember, 7.19377.21: October. 7.06jr7.01; Xo?
vember, C.9G@G.0S; December, 6.97@G.9S.
CHARLESTOX. S. O, Feb. 3.?COT?
TOX?Market steady; sales, 50 bales;
middling, 7 13-10.
L1VERPOOL, Feb. 3.?1 P. M._COT?
TOX? Spot?Small business; prices high?
er; American middling. fair. 5%; good
middling. 4 27-32; middling, 4 31-32; low
middling. 4 22-32; good ordinury, 4 15-32;
ordinary. 4 9-32. The sales of the day
were 0,000 balcs. of which 500 were for
speculatlon and export, and included
5.700 American. Receipts. S.000 bales, in
cludlng 7,700 balcs American.
Futures opened qulet and closed very
steady at the advance; American mid?
dling," 1. m. c February, 4 44-04, value;
February and March. 4 41-04. sellers:
March and April, 4 39-G4, sellers; April
and May. 4 35-04114 30-04. value; May and
linie 4 32-G4?4 33-04, sellers; June and
Julv' 4 30-CA<il4 31-G4. sellers; July and
?\ugust. 4 29-04. sellers; August and Sep?
tcmber, 4 33-04(g4 34-G4; September and
Oetober. 4 4-u4: October and Xovember,
4 5-G4. buvers: Xovember and December,
4(34 1-G4, "sellers.
KTEW YORK PRODUCE MARKET.
XEW YORK. Feb. .">.?FLOUR?Qulet
and easv; Mlnnesota bukers", $5.S0.
RYE FLOUR?Steady.
BUCKWHEAT FLOUR?Steady at $1.75
<$'-?
CORNMEAL? Qulet; yellow western,
SOc. .
RYE?Qulet; w estern. 81c.
BARLEY?Qulet; mnlting, 49@51%c.
BARLEY -MALT?Dull; western, 53?
C5c.
WHEAT?Spot steady: Xo. 2 red, 75c.
elevator: Xo. 2 red, 77&c. afioat, Options
opened easy and %c. lower. The decllne
was insplred by. weakness at Liverpool,
lnstead of thc strength expected. Con
i slderablc unloadlng took pluce ln the
early market here, traders endeavorlng
to adjust accounts until next week. The
close was dull and easy at %c. net de?
cline. March closed at 70"4c.;May'closed
at 74%c; July closed at 74%c.
CORN?Spot flrm; No. 2, 40%c. afloat
und 40c. elevator. Options opened steady.
Its subsequent strength and advance were
based on higher cables and Iniluentlal
buving at the West. Closed firm at %c.
net advance: May closed at 39"4c.
OATS?Receipts, 27,300 bushels; spot,
dull: No. 2, 29%c.; No. 3, 2Sc. Options
Inactlve and steady with corn.
BEEF?Dull; family. $11@13; mess,
?10.50; beer hams. ?20.50*r21.
' CUT MEATS?Firm; pickled bellies, $&S
V.2T.: do. shoulders, $0; do. hams, ?0.50!ij
10.25. -"?'? . -.' r"? ._.
LARD?Easv; western steamed. $0.-?.
Kefined quiet*; Continent, $C."ft
PORK?Steady: mess, ?10->0@11; short
clear, S11.75!f5)12.75.
BUTTER?Firm; western creamery, 21
@25c.; do. factory. 1G@1S%&; State dairy,
1SCHEESE-Steady; fall-madc_ fancy.
lar-o 12%*S13c.; do. small, 12%@13c.
EGC-S-Easy; State and Pennsylvania,
17@17%c; ? ,. o-?rai '?-..
POTATOES-Steadv; Jerse>'T"^",-"'@^';i"
New York, -51.505J1.75; Long Island. ?l.o0
.@2: Jersev sweets. .*2.50@3._
TALLOW-Strong: city, "?%.
PETROLEUM-Steudy. Refmed, New
York. $0.00: Philadelphia and Baltimore,
$9.85: do. in bulk, $7.20.
ROSIN? Firm; strained, common to
good, $1.02%. f .j.l^.j.i,
TITRPENIINE?Strong at ....i/jrt.il.c
RICE?Steady; domestic, fair to extra,
' CABBAGE-Steady; Long Island, $4<-?G
P<COTTON BY STEAM?To Liverpool,
? COFFEE?Futures opened quiet and
prices unchanged to r. points lower. and
ruled tamo in the absence of BrazIIian
cables. Rio und Saritos being closed on
account of holidays, while European ca?
bles failed to rcspond to yesterday s ad?
vance here. Trading on either side of the
account was checked pending official
statements as to the world's ylsible sup
plv. now due. Tho market rallled just
before the close on coverlng following
better late French cables. The close was
firm. with prices not unchanged to 1..
points higher. Sales; were lioOO bags.
including March/_f"7,1..: May, S?'^gf.-*.
February, S7.05@7.1o: April. ?'-"_"'.-''?
Spot Rio.'No. 7 invoice, S%c.-; No. , job
bing; 0c; mild steadier; Cordova, S%@
12SUC,AR-Raw firm: fa'r refining. 4M;
centrlfugal. 90 test. 4 1-lOc -ttflned lirm;
mould A. $5.45: granulatcd, $j._0.
CpTTQN-SEED OIL MARKET.
NEW YORK. Feb. 3.?Cotton-seed oil
firm and fairly active. with sales ugam
made on the basis of 37%c: for Februar
and 3Sc for March: prime crude, barrels.
33%c.; prime summer yellow. 3i..; .8c;
off summer yellow nominal; butter
grndes, :'S'?.'i0c. nominal; prime wintcr
yellow. 303140c.; prime white, 30c. Prime
meal, ?24.
CHICAGO MARKET.
CHICAGO. Feb. 3.?Wheat was early
easy on disappointing eubles. but some
buving by foreigners. apprehension over
crop conditions and sympathy with corn
later counteracted this. the market clos
ing firm, Mav %c: under yesterday. Corn
was upon light* country offerings and
damage reports from Argentina: May
closed '4c. higher. Oats closed unchanged
and provisions 5@10c lower.
The leading futures runged as follows:
Open. High. Low. Close.
WHEAT?No. 2.
Feb. GG% 00% C0 C0%
Julv. 08% G'H,4 (WTs 60%
Jluy. C8% OS's 0S 08%
CORN?No. 2. ? ,
Feb. 31%
July. 33% 34 38% "4
May. 33 33% 33 33>4
OATS?No. 2.
Julv. 22% 22% 22% 23%
May. 23% 23'-S 23% 23%
MESS POKK-bhl.
Julv .10.87% 10.02% 10.87% 110.00
Mav .10.85 10.90 10.85 10.S5
LARD?100 lbs.
Julv .0.10 (1.12% 0.10 0.10
Mav .0.02'/? 0.05 0.02% 0.02%
BHJORT RIIIP?KX> lbs
Julv .5.00 5.02% 5.00 5.00
May .5.85 5.00 5.S5 5.87%
<".-.?li (|MOt;iiloiis were as follows'; FIr.ur
steady. No. 3 spring wheat. 0"'?.00c.; No.
2 red, GS%c. No. 2 corn. 32c; No. 2 yel?
low corn. 32'r32'.'c. No. 2 oats. 22%<g)
23V.c; No. 3 white. 2502."".%c. No. 2 rye,
54%c. No. 2 barley, 3S@43%c. No. 3 flax
seed. $1.59. Prime timothy sood, $2.00.
Mess pork. per barrol. ?0.00fi)10.S5. Lard,
per 100 pounds, $5.S0@5.92%; Short rib
sides (loose); $5.70@5.95; dry salted
shoulders (boxed). $5.75@0; short clear
sldos (boxed), S5.5nff5.05. Whisky. dls
tillors' finished goods. por gallon, $1.25%.
Sugars, cut loaf. $0.0."".; granulated, $5.40.
Butter steady; creamery, 10ff24c; dairy,
10^220. Cheese steady. at 12@13c. Eggs
weak at lC@10%c.
BALTIMORE MARKET.
BALTIMORE, Feb. 3.?FLOUR? Qujct
and unchanged.
WHEAT?Firmer: spnt and month. 72*1)
72%c.; March. 73'.'c bid. Southern wheat,
by sample. G5@73c
CORN?Strong and higher; spot and
month, 37%('*.?7%c.; March. 37%@37%c.
Southern white and yellow corn, 37%'J
3SV.C
OATS?Firm: No. 2 white. 31@31%c:
RYE?Steady; No. 2 nearby, 54c; No. 2
western, 58c.
HAY?Firm.
SUGAR?Firm and unchanged.
CHEESE?Firm nnd unchanged.
BUTTER?Firm and unchanged.
EGSS?Firm and unchanged.
NEW YORK DRY-GOODS MARKET.
NEW YORK, Feb. 3.?Tn the dry goods
market heavy brown sheeting nnd drills
Were quiet without change in price. Fine
browns were firm. Print cloths were idle
in regulars. Wide goods were dull. De
nims and ticks were strong. but business
was moderate. Prints were in fair re?
quest. Ginghams were unchanged. scarce
and strong. Cotton yarns were strong,
the demand being larger than the stipply
and prices moving aguinst buyers. There
was more doing in worsted yarns at pre
vious prices. Woollen yarns were firm.
NAVAL STORES. ;
CHARLESTON. S. C, Feb. 3.-TUR
PENTINE?Market firm at 53c. asked;
sales. none.
ROSIN?Firm and unchanged; sales,
150 barrels.
SAVANNAH. GA.7 Feb. 3.?SPIRITS
OF TURPENTINE?Firm at 53%@54c;
?receipts.'127 casks; sales, 115 casks; ex?
ports, 7,717 casks.
ROSIN?Firm: window glass. $3.05; re?
ceipts. 2.137 barrels: sales, 2,473 barrels;
exports, 7.351 barrels.
WILMTNGTON, N. C. Feb. 3.-SPIR
ITS OF TURPENTINE?Firm at 53?
53%c: receipts. 37 casks.
R'OSIN?Flrm at $1.35@1.40; receipts,
S2G barrels. "_'..' __
CRUDE TURPENTINE?Steady at $1.75
1865-19QO.
Allison & Addison's
STAR }?& BRANO
Fertilizers
Have stood the test of 35 years 011
TOBACCO,
COTTON, CORN
And All Spring Crops,
- The demand increasing every
year, which is the best evidence of
their value and purity.
Every Bag guaranteed to beot
Standard Quality
Allison & Aflflisons
BRANCH VIRGINIA-CAROLINA CHEMKAL C0.
Richmond, Va*
@3: receipts, llO.barxel^.
- TAR?Firm at $1.30; receipts, 102 bar?
rels. , - :
GRAIN AND'COTTOX EXCHANGE.
Richmond, Va., Feb!' 3? 1900. .
WHEAT?; '.->
Longberry . 73P@7S :
Mixed. ? * ??.,7S#.?7S
Shortberry*:..i.V .-;.T?;@Tii
?'- 3N0. 2 red ' -" *?*-.'?.?"??.-"v.. 7T*'?!7S
i Bag lots... ??.U70@ii :
CWhitei Va. bagjlots'......41-@42
?'Xo/ 2 white .". 41 ?.
No. 3 white ....i.40%@41
.Xo. 2 mixed .....;..40
Xo. 3 mixed..-'.i. 30%
OATS? , , ?_
' Xo. 2 mixed..-i.l.29
No. 3 mixed ....;.;.2S%
Winter seed.?.55 @G0 :
RYE. .-?? ?-.-60
TOBACCO MARKET.
Richmond, Va., Feb. 3, 1900.
Private sales reported to-day were:
Fillers, 14 hogsheads; cutters, 31 hogs?
heads.
Inspections to-day were light.
The warehouses report 2 hogsheads re?
ceived and 20 hogsheads delivered to-day.
DANVILLE TOBACCO MARKET.
Danville, Va., Feb. 3, 1900.
Xondescrlpt goods .$ 1.00@$ 3.00
Granulators. 4.50@ 7.00
Smokers?
Common ..' 3.50? 6.00
Good . 0.00*1) 8.00
Fine . S.00@ 9.50
Cutters?
Common . S.00?. 10.00
Good .?.10.00? 12.50
Fine .12.00? 22.50
Fillers?
common . 2.50? 4.00
Good . 4.00? 8.00
Fine .-. . 8.00@ 12.50
Wrappers?
Common . . S.00? 12.50
Medium .12.50? 17.50
Good _'..17.50? 33.00
Fancy .35.00? 55.00
MARIXB IXTELLIGEXCE.
February 4, 1900.
Rcvolutionary war cnds, 17S3.
Sun rlses .7:13 A. M.
fcjim sets .5:35 P. M.
Moon south .4:28 P. M.
First high water .8:20 A. M.
Second high water .S:24 P. M.
February 5, 1900.
Carlylc died, 1SS1.
Sun rises .7:12 A.M.
Sun sets .5:37 P.M.
Moon south .5:21 P. M.
First high water .0:20 A. M.
Second high water . 9:19 P. M.
PORT OF RICHMOXD, FEB. 3, 1900.
ARRIVED.
Steamer Xewbern, Rhodes. Xorfolk,
merchandise and passengers, Old Domln
ion Line.
Steamer Pocahontns. Graves. Xorrolk
and James river sldlngs. merchandise am/
nassemjers, Virginia Xnvisation Co.
WILL ARRIVE FEB. 4. 1900.
Steamer Gulf Stream. Tunneil, Phlladel
phia. Pa.. merchandise and passengers,
Clyde Line.
SAILED.
Steamer Xewbern, Rhodes, Xorfolk,
merchandise and passengers, Old Domln
ion Line.
PORT XEWPORT XEWS, FEB. 3, 1900.
ARRIVED.
Steamer Strathnevis, Xorfolk.
Steamer Hector. Boston.
Sttumer Wakefield. Xew Orleans.
Steamer Inchuloa, Xew Orleans.
Barge Enos Soule, Xew York.
Barge Sovereign of the Seas, Xew York.
Bnrgo R. R. Thomas. Xew York.
Schooner J. B. Prescott. Xorfolk.
Steamer Luzano," Galveston.
SAILED.
Barge Lone Star. Boston.
Barge Belle of Oregon. Boston.
Barge Mystic Belle, Providenee.
Steamer Strathnevis, London.
Stcumer Wakefield, London.
Steamer Inchuloa, Hull.
Steamer Luzano, Liverpool.
PORT OF WEST POIXT, FEB. 3, 1900.
ARRIVED.
Stcamship Accomac, Thompson, Xor?
folk, passengers and general cargo.
SAILED.
Stcamship Accomac, Thompson, Xor?
folk, passengers and general cargo.
PORT OF CLAREMOXT. FEB. 3, 1900.
(Southern Railway Wharves.)
SAILED.
Schooner Charies Linthicum, Bolsten.
Baltimore, cargo 0f_2uj"_bJ^[i_
Tliere is Blacfe in tlie Bluo orthc Sky.
An artist one day at his easel stood,
And sketched with a pencil free,
The gold of thc meadow, thc gren of the
wood,
And tlie purple and gray of the sea.
A child looked over, a little way back.
And questioned the artist. "Why
Do you mix with you colors a touch of
black
When you palnt the iblue of the sky?"
i
"Only becausc I see It, my child;
I am ipair&lng the sky as lt is,"
And he softly said to himself, and
smiled:
"It ls one of earth's tmysteries.
Xot the lily itself wears a .perfect white,
IXor the red rose an nnmixed dye;
There is light ln shadows, and shadows
in light,
And tolack in the blue of tha sky."
There are films over nature everywhere.
To soothe and refresh our sight.
For imortal eyes were not mads to bear
The dazzle of shadeless light.
Our con;olation and our complaint?
Awaking both smiie and sigh.
Tbere are human fauits in the hollest
salnts;
There ls a black ln the blue of the sky.
What then? Aro the skles Indeed"not
blue,
Lilles whVte. "nor the roses red?
Shall wo doubt whether ever the crystal
dew
Drops pearls on the pa.th we tread?
We may dwell where there is no blur in
the" air,
Xo veil over earth. by and by.
(But good is good. always and every
wihere,
*Though blcak may steal Into blue sky.
Wc have read from the Ieaves of an o!d
?fashloned BooW
Of lOne in the glory unseen,
W'hosef gaze the poor -seraphim dare not
Ibrook.
Befoce whom the heavens are ainclean.
And the hope of irmmortals is ih the
'thougihit
Of a Truth and a Love so folgh
That iposslblo evil sullies them not?
Xo black in the blue of their sky.
?Lucy Larcom.
The Coiifession.
"Etihel," said Jack Smart, as ihe praced
his arms around his wife and looked down
into herr.eyes, "T have a. confession to
make to you, and I want you tb. prom
ise, before I begin iti that you will for
give me."f
A wild fear took posse==ion of he-. Sho
placed a little white tfiand upon'WeFTfieart,
an.l would have fallen If her hus-1
band had not held -her up Het ff>ce I
bfcame Hvid. and she could only gasp:
"Tell onte?tell >me (bha worst!"
"1 did a man out of a cold hundred to
day," he said. "I cohfess I took advan
trage' of him, but I trust any darliing
will make allcnvances In view of the sore
temptation." ' .
The color came back into her cheeJSs,
her Hps FO-rted In"a g'ad, cweet smile,
stho rested iher liead 'against <ais breast,
and, looklnigfbndly up into ihls eyea, said:'
"Oh, Jack dear. how>ou frlghtened me!.
I thought you were going to tell me that
you had klssed some horrld ?woman."
CollIeris Weekly.
Reception nt.Uie Mnsenm.
A reception will <be tendered members'
of tbe Generail AsseraJjiy- at the Confedar- '
at Museum to-morro*r' afternoon from 4
to 7 .o'clock. ; y-*:* --
THE WEEK^S NEWS
FROM FULTON
Marrlage of Miss Lizzie Wood to Mr.
Lerhuel Snead.
SERMON SUBJECTS TO-DAY.
splciulitl EutertairimentGiren bythe
Fulton Baptist Cbarch Clioir?Fu
neral of Mrs. Henry Clarkc.
Personal and Brief.
Miss Lizzie E. Wood became the bride
of Mr. Lemuel E. Snead, a popular and
well-known farmer of Goochland county,
last Wednesday evening at 2 o'clock, at
the resldence of her father at 709 Xlchol
son street.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
B. Cabell Henning, pastor of Fulton Bap?
tist ehurch. Immediately after the cere?
mony the couple left for their future
home in Goochland county.
Miss Maiide Eacho tendered her
friends a social at- her resldence on
Louisiana stroet last Tuesday night.
The Fulton Hill Literary Club will
meet at the resldence of Mrs. Maynard
next Friday night.
The debate which was to have taken
place at Denny-Street M. E. ehurch last
Tuesday night was postponed until next
Tuesday nlght.
WHAT'S IX IT? :
"The Unjust. Decision of a Corrupt
Judge" will be the Sunday morning sub?
ject of Rev. J. T. Routten, the pastor of
Denny-Street Methodist Episcopal
ehurch. At 7:45 P. M. his, subject will
be: "A Bottomless "Well and What's ln
It."
The pulpit of Fulton Baptist ehurch
will be occupied both morning and nlght
by its pastor, Rev. B. Cabell Henning.
His subject at 11 A. M. will be: "Xot
j-etting Our Left Hand Know What Our
Right Does." At 7:43 P. M.: "Don't Be
too Certain of Heaven; The Heart ls
Deceitful above All Thlngs."
The funeral of Mr. Henry Clarke took
pluce from his residence on Central
Turnplke last Wednesday evening at 3
o'clock, Rev. B. Cabell Henning. pastor
of Fulton Baptist ehurch, conducting the
services.
The Builders' Leugue of Denny-Street
M. E. ehurch will meet at the residence
of Mrs. AV. J. Mays, of State street. Wed?
nesday evening at 3 o'clock. Business
of importance is to be transacted.
The Auxiliary Society of Denny-Street
M. E. ehurch will meet ut the residence
of Mrs. R. Xelson. on Wllllamsburg ave?
nue, Monday at 3 P. M.
The work on the rH-er had to be sus
pended this week on account of the cold
ness of the weather.
Virginia Council, Xo. 2, Daughters of
Liberty, tendered their members with
refreshments at the close of business last
night. Mrs. Pugh, the State Councillor,
was present and spoke several minutes
on the good of the order.
GOES TO DAXVILLE.
Rev. J. W. Daugherty, the pastor of
the Apostolic ehurch. will leave Monday
for Dunville to carry on a revival for ten
days.
Mr. W. T. Bohanon, Jr., has returned
home after spending about seven weeks
at his forn-er home in Luncnburg county.
Mr. James Roach has returned home,
after visiting friends and relatives in
Xew Ycrk city. ?
Mr. W. J. Moore, a former rcsident of
this section, has returned home, after a
long absence from his friends and rela?
tives. Mr. Mcore was engaged in busi?
ness in Massachusetts.
Mr. John Riddle, who met with quite a
painful accldent by a horse kicklng him
in the face, is improving.
Mr. Henry Alley, who was hurt at the
Pace building last week, -is able to re?
turn to work.
Mrs. Filbates, who was hurt by h'er
horse lunnlng away and throwing her
out. is able to be out again.
Mr. Dan. MeMahon has returned home,
after a long absence in Xorth Carolina
Mr. |John Roach has left for West
Point, where he will engage in business.
Mr. A. Baumgart. of Xew York city.
has accepted a very valuable position
with the Virginia and North Oarolina
Fertillzing Company. and will reslde with
his family at 305 Louisiana street.
WITH THE SICK.
Mr. Thomas O'Gorman. who has been
111 at his residence on Louisiana street,
i3 improving.
Mr. T. E. Johnson ls able to be out
again.
Mr. Andrew Boulware, who has been
riulte sick, is Improving rapidly.
Mrs. X. W. Whitlow ls still slck at her
residence on Denny street.
Bernard, the eldest son of Mr. Len.
Hardin, is still sick at his father's resl?
dence on Louisiana street.
Mrs. L. R. Rogers. who has been sick
at the residenco of Captain George M.
Rogers, has recovered sufficiently to per?
mit her to return home.
Myrtle. the daughter of Mrs. L. T. Fil?
bates, who was painfully burned about 10
days ago, is able to be out agaln.
Mr. Ben. Bushel has left for Seven
Pines, to engage In farmlng.
Mrs. Ben. Levy, who ha3 been sick at
the residence of her mother on Louisiana
street, is improving.
Mrs. Tom. Stulz is improving at her
resldence on Holland street.
Gladys, youngest daughter of Mr. R.
L. Harrison, of Fulton Hill. is improving.
Miss Allce Cogbill is sick at her resl?
dence on Fourth street.
Mr. John Willie, of Louisiana street, is
hurt rast Tuesday by being thrown out of
his buggy. is improving.
able to be out after a severe attack ot
pneumonia.
Mr. Willie Connan. of 713 .Louisiana
street. is able to be out after a hard spell
of sickness.
Mrs. Alvls is sick at her residence on
extreme end of Xicholson street.
Walter, the son of Mr. James Burke, Is
Improving rapidly after a severe accldent
about IS days ago.
Mr. Willis Breeden Is slck- at his resl?
dence, 70G Louisiana street.
Mr. Elijah Clark. of 1212 Graham street,
is able to be out agaln after a severe
spell of sickness.
Mr. B. F. Davis Is sick.at his residence
on the Wllllamsburg road.
TRAMP IX LUCK.
A tramp was seen passing along one of
the main streets of Fulton last .Thursday
without having on any hat or coat, He
was taken In a near-by residence and sup
plied with the two much-needed gar
inents, and was also treated to a good
hot n eal. ? <
Jennle. the youngest daughter of Cap?
tain G. M. 'Rogers, is Improving rapidly.
?Claudie, the son of Mr. Olla Jordan, Is
able to return to school after a hard at?
tack of pneumonia. ?
At the annual meeting of Fulton Bap?
tist ehurch the finaneial report showed
them elear of %debt. Over $5,000 were
ralsed last year. "They also Increased"' the
pastor*s salary $300. They have also paid
their pastor's house rent since Mr. Hen?
ning has been pastor. ?
A Cloae Call.
SPOTSYLVANIA. VA.. Feb. 3.^-Spe
clal.?Mr. Ellls Loyd, a young white man,;
was passing-by the home of Mr.''Thomas
Gale yesterday evening, and drsebverea
that the house-was on flre on; tiit.liootrr
He got a ladder. clbnbed up on^the^housevj.
and put out tbe flames. No one. .except
Mr* Gal* was. at horn^ anrf -_? w_~
KAuFMANN & COMPANY
Ititroducittg the New
Dress Skirts & Silk Waists
Monday there will be a Special Sale of the New Spring
DressiSkirts,and Silk VWaists?Showing for the first time
in Richmond-the Newvl900 Innovations and all tbe New
Colorings?A pricing of a few advance samples far below
what thev -will sell for later in the season?To obtam a
correct'ideaof these Fashionable Garments you should see
this showing.
A sale ot Advance Samples Silk f A sale of Advaace Samples Silk
Waists. $7 value. at $4.98. | Walsts, S9 valae. at $6.95.
Closing-Out Winterjackets, Golf Capes,
Cloth CapeSj Plush Capes regardless of cost
This is the most profitable time of the year for yon to
buy fashionable garments?For you can buy them almost
atVour own price. For example, you can buy?
JACKETS. full silk lined, ln C-> 0?
Black or Castor. $."? value. ""J'y"
KERSEY JACKETS. ln Tans. Castors.
Btues and RIacks. full sttk lined. every
one this season"s newest style and make.
our best S7.50 and $10 values re- C. QQ
duced to. s-;??vw
Plush Capes. nico depth. storrn collar
and nicely lined, worth $3.'JS; re- <**? 75
duced to. f*'Jiy
Plusn Capes. braid and Jet trimmed.
well lined. nicely finished; $3 $|#qo
value for. **
Plush Capes. extru. long storm collar,
beautlfully trimmed with fur and Jet.
S7.50; and $10 Cape3 reduced J-qq
Suits
And Top Coats.
These are the sort of Suit and
Jacket Values that fill this depart?
ment with eager buyers.
FIFTEEN Handsome Black Cbeviot
Suits, nicely tnllored. full sllk-llned
jackets. worth ?12, . $15. and ?0 ? g?
$1S, for. oyjo
SIN Crav Venetlan Suits, reg- Ctt cq
ular $15 value; reduced to. H"-'.;7
TWENTY Suits in black, brown, blue,
castor and green. odd slzes. worth
$10.00. S12.00. ?15.00 and $18.00; <?_ g-Q
TWELVE of our Handsomest Suits ln
different shades of blue, Venetian, che
viot. ladies' cloth and Camel's halr-cloth.
the originul price not to be considered;
all to be sold from
$10 to $25.
Children's Reefers,
Long and Short Cloaks.
Bargains that make this the
largest and best patronized ChiU
dren's Department in Richmond.
Gleaiin'g out all odd lots at ONE
HALF and ONE - FOURTH
PRICE.
Children's Long Heavy Cloaks. double
cape and velvet trimminss. all <C? j-vft
slzes, worth $8.50 for. ?PO-V'-'
elties In blue. brown and green, fur ancl
lace trimmed. worth $10, $13 and CC cn
$15; for $10. $l>.75 and. ?pt-.J>V
Children's Long Eiderdown Cloaks.
llned and braid trimmed, ln blue. brown
and red'. large sailor collar, c o
worth $3.30, for. 4>l.yO
Seveuty-five Children's Reefers
in smooth and rough cloths,"
heavy and medium weights, all to
be closed out this week regardless
of color, kind, or price.
Special Children's Reefers of heavy che
vlots, bralded and tlounce col- C-, -.?
lar, worth $-1.50, for. ?V-6'J&
Children's Heavy Mixed Cloth Reefers.
silk hood. nicely tallored, worth C, n9
$7.50. for. ?J\>-y<->
Children's Styllsh Cloth Reefers. tailor
made, cloth and braid trimmed, &
worth $15, fcr.*OOu
f"Tath fancy. extra long. beaver cloth,,
tallor stltchcd.- with storm col- C-? r?A
lar, worth $0; now for. ?i^j*Vv'
Cloth Capes. regular lenKth. doublo
cape, collar fur and brald trim- <C? r*A
mcd. worth S5; reduced to. >j7??y?
Cloth Capes of exeelient beaver cloth.
trimmed and nicely made, worth C-? st%
$4.98: reduced to. ?J7-?.J>V
Golf Capes, the newest and prettlest*
patterns and styles shown this season.
bright platd flounce. most d^slrabla
Capes ln every way, worth .$7.50, C A *vtt
for..r. .jr4.yo
Another lot of Golf Capes in styllsh
and neat patterns. ftill lengths. flounee.
fringe and hood. worth $3, ?-? 0_
for... 4>3.9g
Sale Winter Underwearv
Ladies' Fleeced-LIned L'nion ../,
Suits. were 50c, reduced to. ?*;)*"
Ladies' Jersey Ribbetl Vests and Pants.
fleeced Ilned. 50c. grade. reduced ->rf
to. . -*Ow
Ladies" Xew Oxford-Cut Rlbbed Vests
and Pants. % wool. non-shrlnkable _-?
$1.25 grade, t'or. *?'.
Chlldren's Fine Mertlno Swlss Ribbetl
Vests, were 50 and Toc* reduced -eg
FurCollarettes,sc%RNF|SE:s.
The Fttropportunity of the year.
Richmond's reUable and decided
Iy best stock of Fine Furs at great
ly reduced prices. Srtch garments
as we are now advertising will un
donbtedly cost yott considerably
inore next season.
Genuine- Black Fox Sets. mufT and
scarf; $30.00 value. now <g|ft qq
for. ?i/??-r?v
Genuine Astrachan Fur Collarette.
stole ends; $28 value now $17 cq
Stone Marten Scarf with head. feet
and tall: $10 value. now J^ -q
Electric Seal Scarf with eight ?-, ~C
talls, $5 value. now for. *t\>*"**>
Leggins, Mitts. Bootees*
Leggins for Ladies^ Misses and
Children. 225 mannfactnre's satn
ples bought at half price.
Black and colors. with plain and fancy
tops, in Jersey. cloth. etc, .worth regu?
lar from $1.50 to $2.25. all In four KOC
lots at 08c. 75c. 62C. and. n"?*
Chlldren's Leather Leggins. as- -flC
sorted slzes. were OSc: reduced to 0"w
1,00?> palr. ot Chlldren's Knltted. M!t
tens in black and colors. small slzes. sold
up to 15c, cholce of any this week - ~
at.3
Misses' and Chlldren's Hand-Knltted
Mittens. worth 10c; this week. cholce g~
Infants' Flannel
And Crochet Sacques*
Infants' Flannel Sacques. hand-em
broidered. were $1.25. $1.50 and A-,r
^x.75. Special Clearlng-Out price. u*\*
Another lot of Infants' Flannel
Sacques, plaln and embroldered, sold up
to $2.50. Clearlng-Out price. $1.25 ^CC
Infants* Crochet Sacques, were 3S. 50,
62 and OSc Your pick ot any to- jcr
morrow at 38. 20c. and. "**>
Kaufmami & Co., 4th and Broad.
not aware of the blaze. The house was
covered with old shlngles.
POSTAGE STAMPS IN BOOKS.
Tlicy Will be Put on Sale iu tbc Course
ot" a Few Months.
Mr. Madden, third assistant postmaster
l general has introduced.' an innovation ln
his department which promises to be the
most popular thing of his administration.
It is the irfsuance of stamps in book form
at so small an advance ln cost that the
public will gladly pay the dlfference ln
exchange for the great convenience it ob
talns. .
For a long time the office of the third
assistant postmaster-general, which has
charge of .postage stamps, has been con?
sidering a means whereby .the great an
noyanee of stamp3 stuck together could
be overcome. Shortly after General Mad?
den came Into office ,thls subject was
called to his attention and, realizlng Its
Importance to the people, he proceeded
to perfect his plans. He thought a mod
est cover of thick paper. with atternating
leaves of stamps and paraffine paper,
-would answer all re<ru?reraents. since
that time the details have been sllghtly
changed so as to permit printlng on the
cover of the book a succlenct statement
of the postal rates ln the United States
and foreign countrles.
The book will be of a convenlent slze
to carry ln the pocket. and will contam
stamps to the amount of St cents. 4S
cents and 0? cents. An advance of 1
cent on each book is all that is t*> be
charged the general public and if one
tenth of the stamps now sold ln loose
packages are distributed ln bootc" form
the government will reallze a handsome
proflt from the Investment.. Tho govern?
ment -will pay but $2 a thousand for these
books. and they will be sold for $10 a
thousand ln advance, of course. of the
face value of the stamps they conta.n.
It ls belleved the book contalnlrtg 3* cents
in stamps and costing 25 cents will be
the most popular
It ls the Intention of the dopaTtment to
add to the details of tbe book as the ne
?cessity arises. The postofnce officlals
aro confklent that the stampi. books; will
"become popular. and they belleve much
time will be saved ln the handllng of
stamps. at the dlfferent postofflces.
The Post-Offlce Bepartment has been
receiving complalnts - and lnquirie3j_for
years concernln"g stamps rendered *-.vmfr
less by sticklnfT together. and In the sum?
mer time tbe complalnts run- up la*?
many 'hundreds a day. "With tho tue sf
these stamp books lt ls belleved much of
this annoyance will be overcome. for
with the parafllne sheets bejtween. the
starapa stlcklng ls Imposstble. The addl
tlon of the "postal infonnatlott on the
cover of the book promises to be * <!*
sirable feature, for there are few people
/who are f ully acqnalnted with the postal
rates of the United States. ? .>'_...
When the nattv vu piawatad;. to
*oiteuutor*General BmttM. h* tamMm fen
Interest ln the subject and.promptly ap
proved It.
The books will be rcady In two or
three months.
AFFA1RS IN ASHLAND.
Prcparatious for au Attractive Enter
tainmeiiC
ASH1LAXD. VA., Feb- 3.?Special.?Em
mett Wooldrldge, son of Dr. T. J. Wool
-drldge, of tho lower end of Hanover coun?
ty, has been adjudgird lnsane and taken
to the asylum at Wllllamsburg.
The Ladies' Ald Society will give a
"blrthday party" on Friday evening. Feb?
ruary 9th. A dellghtful entertainment la
promlsed. A quartette from Richmond,
composed of Mrs. Gordon, Mrs. Durrett.
Mr. Gordon, and Mr. C. VV. Hunter. Jr..
wili render vocal nruslc. with Miss Xan
nie Vaden. of A3hland. as pianlst. Miss
Francea Lee Starr, of A3hland. will read,
several selectlons.
The Virginia State Insurance Company,
through" Its a-^ent here. Mr. L. E. W.
Meyberg. has presented' the Ashland Fire
Company with at check for $25. ln appre
ciatlon of the exeelient work done at
a recent fire on the college campus.
Professor B- B. Smithey attended tha
recent banquet of the Randotph-Macon
Alumnl Association. of Baltlmore. and re
sponded to the toast. "Suggestlva
Spherolds."
Miss Annie Doswell has gone to Rich?
mond. ' to. be absent ten days.
M!s3 Stmpson. of Culpeper. ls a guest
of Mrs. S. J. Wingfield.
Mrs.-Isabel Taylor. of Richmond. visited
relativcs in Ashland" this week.
Miss Lula Green paid a short visit to
Richmond this week.
Mr. Pearl Bllncoe. after a lengthy stay
at hla home here. has returned to his
business ln Xorfolk.
Mijjhly Complimeittet).
Special Agent. G. E. Fletcher. who ha?
been inspecting the revenue ofllces or tha
Second District of Virginia. haa about
completed his work. He found the af
falrs of the ofllces In a most satlsfnctorjr
state and hlghly compllmented tho man?
agement. These oiHcea are three ln num?
ber. and! are located at Richmond. XorfolSt
and Petersburg.
De*eIopitis New Torritory.
The Home Brewtng Company. or thfc
city made a direct shlpment of & larsto
quantity of their-product to Cuba? Friday
last.- This i? the second! shlpment oj? tSd?
firm within a few weeto.

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