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HoW the Heads of Families
Secured Their Supplies.
Mr, Thomaa M. Hlltzhimer, Manager of
the Commercial Cafe, Tolls ah In?
? tereatlng Siory of Changes
In ye olden times When to be a butcher
meant first to stand tip and givo practi?
ca I demount rat Ions ot your ability to
carvo and chop, ana when hucksters
wero practically non est because people
.who'raised vegetables and fruits hired
stalls and sold them' themselves"'? In this
timo heads of families themselves went
to market end were'up nnd away be?
times not trusting as no?), tu servants
end wagon hoys the nll-linporiutit task
of convening to the .homo the supply of
food for tho day. ',
It Is a development, curious and In
.. terestlng, which makes the markets of
Richmond what thoy aio to-day and
?what they wero not fifty years ago. .Tho'
change, Is a radical une brought about
by various causes, chief among which,
though the connection may not at once
? bo soen. aro', the abolition of slavery and
the Introduction of the? modern telephone
?nd the delivery wagon, things In them
?eives very disimilar perhaps, but all
. operating to. tho same end. ? Kadlcal an
tho change Is, howeven' It Is not delect?
ed by the ordinary run of mon who know
absolutely nothing of the market condi?
tions "befo do war." H Is only among
tho old timers that tho alteration Is ap?
parent. It Is only among, tbo oidor.fami?
lies that the old-llmo customs uro to .any
extent still kept up. '
BIG MEN- AVEN")'. . ?-.. .
'' Of Chief?Justice Marshall It Is- told
how upon oue occasion he mot in the
market a young man who judged the great
men by his clothes, took him to be a
tramp and asked him if he did not want
to become possessed of a shilling to bo
made by taking a tnrkey home. The
Chlef-Justlco readily accepted the pro?
position nnd marched along with the
young sport, swinging the turkey In bis !
:. hand. Later on the young fellow learn?
ed to his profound astonishment and dis?
may who it was that had trudged /along
With his turkey..
The point In this ?lory Intereattig In
the present connection Is that Chlef
?.'" Justice Marshall was In tho market, not
? for the. first time in Ills life but for
once In'many times. It Is, said that he
did the bettor portion of his own market?
ing for so it waa with all In those days.
l?ong after ..his time the practice was still
.in "vogue and until after the war, along
about 70, It still held good.
AS H13 REMEMBERS IT.
Mr. Thomaa M. Hlltzhimer. manager
of the Commercial Hotel Cafe, Is the
eon of a butcher, who was himself the
?on of a butcher, likewise tho son of a'
butcher all of whom kept stalls .in the
old First Market of niellinomi. Au a.boy,
he used to hang around his father's
stand and he recalls vividly what he saw.
He speaks most interestingly of the time
y and gives some curious'details of affairs
from ISM to 1S63 wheri tho war began. '?
- ."a that time, says Mr. Itltzhlmor, butch?
ers had to get'license and to stand ex-.
amlriallon before, thoy,- could, entsage .In
- business. ? committee of fellow butchers
.would get tho aspirant before them and
he would have to kill a steer or some?
thing of the sort and alleo It up to their
satisfaction before ho could hang out
his sign. Hucksters, except ohlcken
hucksters, were a thing unknown. Veg?
etables were raised In vegetable gardens
all around Richmond. The owners of these
*? g.-iCcns had stalla In the markets'ahd.
sold their own stuff. The market of that
. day was an uncommonly Interesting place.
Fresh vegetables banked the stalls and
made things bright nnd cool; fresh meats
wero there In abundance; country carts
stood around In great numbers. Every?
thing was brisk and lively and business?
COME EARLY IN THE DAT.
By two or three o'clock in- the.morning,
butchers were up and bestirring them
eelvos g?ttlng their meat cut up and In
? proper shape for sale. Tho man who
. ''didn't get himself around early was like?
ly to suffer In his day's trade. Along to?
wards; daylight patrons negati to come G?.
Men prominent In the life of the city
strolled In with a "nlggar" and a basket
and doposlted them both somewhere while
\ they'bought stuff and dismissed the poli?
tical situation. Carriages drew up with
? men-and'women in them nnd sometimes
children woro along taking an early morn?
ing drive In connection with' the trip to.
market. All this before, breakfast. The
breakfast waa In fact bought then and
there and eaten later.
Up to S or '.! o'clock in the morning the
market was a hum with business. Ser-.
' " vante were sent home with the stuff'
bought or tho men carried It along in
baskets themselves or took It In tho car
' riagefi. Many men stood around between,,
purchases and talked about the things
on their mind. ' By the time the day's
work begins now It was all over then
and the market bega ? to quiet down un?
til the' next sunrise.?
PURCHASES AND PEOPLE.
The purchases made lUly' years ago
wore of a different sort from those made
now. Slavery was then an Institution,
money was plentiful, so woro sorvunts
and mapy negroes had to be fed, . Unlike
the present conditions large quantities
of different sorts of meat were bought
for a day's dinner; shoats and sides and
bo on smih as aro rarely seen now. Many
peopln made a livelihood by raising pigs,
for Bain whole. To-day suoli can hanTTy
be sal<f;\o he the case, Several butchers
had h?-r-nens around the city and caille
? driven ,lye a hundred or two hundred
miles i. ??rovos wore slaughtered then and
thoro. Anni of tbo more wealthy resi?
dents iJ?sltated .not to'.visit one of these
pens, i^tk out ten.or fifteen choice porkr?
ere. end have them eent home where they
would be salted down and smoked, Hams
?nd uaueago would bo made at home. Fina
cattle raised in Southwest Vlrginlu, now
largely shipped north nnd west came to
Richmond then because It was bought
?nd paid for. When a fair was held the
prize cattle were frequently bought by
Richmond butchers and put on the mar?
ket. They lost on it sometimes but they
did it nevertheless. Mr. Hlltzhimer re?
members a case in point. At a certain
fair twin cattlo won the prize, Thoy were
bought by Mr. Hlltzhlroer'a father, One
was named John Minor Botts and tho
other Henry Clay. . John Minor Botts
weighed 1,730 pounds and Henry Clay
1,735 pounds. They cost tho butcher 1200
Some of the men who were seen'dally
?t the markets by Mr. Hlltzhimer were
James Thomas, Porcher Robinson, Wll^
Ham Robinson, John Enders, Luther'Lib
by, Louis Webb, Mr. Dill, Ben. Rich?
mond and many others, Soma of tlip
butchers wore William Culltngworth, Joe
Brown, (Jeorge and John Howard. John
Aoree, John Brauer, Fr?d. Brauer, John
Lindsay, "Valentin^ Heohler, Joseph Klrsh,
William Lambert and others. There waa
one woman butcher?Nancy Brltton?who
devotod all her tlme"to selling shouts.
THE CONDITIONS TO-DAY.
The conditions in the markets to-day
bear bul slight resemblance to those'
recounted ebave. In this good year mar?
keting before breakfast te a thing uri?
MBOwn. U 1? pot until after th? moni- J
In* meat that the d?y'e Work? begin?.
Hucksters fill? the merket?, . FarmeTi
nearby who.t?lee ?tuft and bring it to
town Iti carte do not themselves own
stalla any? longer, They ?ell their pro
ducts wholesale to,the huckster?. ?
' Prominent men now give tittle heed
t? the affair? of the market. Here and
there may be eeen one or tw<??Mr, P, P?
Winston for Inaiane* or Dr. ? J. ft. GaV?
llck-wlio etili, with a basket on their?
afin, may be eeen In tho market of, a
morning'hitt;even they eat breakfast be*
fore thoy strike out. it is true that miny
tadles still visit the markets but even
tills habit Is dying out. Telephones are
being used more and more to tranetntt
orders. Tho delivery wagon la to-day an
SlaVos aro no more. Tho eorVante which'
Wore In ante-bellum days numbored by
hundreds may now In most' casee be*
counted upon the lingers of ono hand.,
Not so many mouths are to bo fed and
butcher bills and general grocery bille
have dwindled, Mr, Hlttshlmor was ask?
ed for an average of a man's butcher'?
bill for the month In his father's day.
"About ?300," ho replied.
Richmond: R. K? Armour arid wife to
George H. Richardson, IS feot on the west
side of Fourth Street, 193 feet north of
Leigh'Street, subject to deed of trust, (B.
U. L. Caboti and wife to Langborno M.
Williams, 160 feet on' tho south side of
Franklin Streot. Nos.? 1605 and 1?07, ?0.
Jmm Chamblin and Jamos IL Scott,
trading as Chamblin and Scott, to Jamos
It. Scott, lot fronting 210 1-2 foet on .Broad
Sir?ot, 284 1-S feet on Shockoo Crook; ?0
feet on a 6treot 20 feet wide, 816 teet on
Wall Street and H feot on Sixteenth
William Ellyson, special commissioner,
to Jacob nnd Julius C. Le wit, trading as
Jacob Lowlt and Son, 17 6-12 fe?t on the
nonti? side of Main Street, No 1531 east,
John W. Hughes to TJr. J. A. Keck, 29
7-12 feet on the west side of Eighteenth
Streot, 100 3-12 feet north of? Marshall
Street,1 ?,250. *
A. Harris and wife to Esther Eisner, 80
foot on tho'south' side of Main Street,
20 11-12 feet cast of Fifteenth Street, ?1,(150.
John VV. Hughes to H. S. Wallerstoln,
?ft 6-12 feet on the east side ot Twenty
third Street, 43 fi-12 feet north of ? Street,
Annie and C.'G; Lambert to Alice G.
.Barnes, 31) feet on the south aldo of Floyd
Street, 123 feet east of Linden Street,
Giles B. Jackson, special commi seltener,
to Ramon D. Garcln, 25 feet'on'the south
>"ldi? of ?'Street, 32 feet from Thirty-first
Mrs. C. O.'Sulllvan to G. D. Pearman
? and R. H. Harwood, 42 2-12 feet on the east
Hide of Twenty-flfth Street. 19 8-13 feat
north of Ciar Street, ?2,600. .
G. Ober and Sons Company to the Amer?
ican Tobacco Company, 146 7-12 feet on
t'ho north side of Can* Street, between
1 Twority-elxth and Pear Street?, ?10,000.
II. S. Wallerstcln and wlfo to P. E.
Eubank, 30 feet on the soutih side of Park
?Avenue, 67 feet east of Rowland Street,
fiume to R. H. Harwood, 30 feet on the
smith side of Park Avenue, 97. feet east
of Rowland Street, ?1,000. . ' ,: \
.Toscpt?'.G. Williams to the American To?
bacco Company, 139 feet on the^tsaet aide
o? Twenty-sixth Street, 86 feet north of
Henrlco: Ja?. ?. Cline and wife to Tbos.
Francis O'Connor, 90 feet ori the north
side of State Street, northwest corner of
Erin Streot, J900.
P. E. Eubank and wife to Henry 8.
Wallerstcln. 30 feet on the south side of
Winder Street, southwest corner of Gates
F. R. Holland and wife to Alice P. and
Florence Holland, one-third Interest In
30 3-12 feet . on Twenty-second Street,
northwest corner of Q Street, ?500.
Planters National Bank to H. S. WaJ
lcrsteln, 80 feet on the south side of Bev?
erly Street, 10O feot cast of Charter Street,
IT. S. Wallersteln and wife to J. P.
-Launders, 20 feet on the"east side of
.Twenty-first Street, 105 feet south o? ?
Street, ?975. /
THE EFFORTS TO
GET GOOD ROADS
The Movement Is Now Meet?
ing With Considerable
The movement looking to improving the
public roads of the State, started by
tho Virginia ' Good Roads Association, of
which M?; H. W. Anderson Is president
and Mr. T. M. Wortham secretary, Is be
Some time ago Air. Anderson serft out
a numoor of letters containing the in?
formation? that It had been decided to
form permanent organizations by appoint?
ing vico-prosldents In each county.
Up to the present time these offices
have been accepted by the following gen-'
li Isaac F. Martin. Plzarro, Floyd-county,1
4.Viu; E. 6. Flnnoy, Lebanon, Va.; A. A?.
Phaup, Skln<iuarter, Ohesterfleld, Va.;i
"James L. Luck, Kopp, Va.; D. J. Hott?ll,;
Edinburgh, Va.; D. S. Jones,; ?709 Laf?y
.?tto Avenuo, Newport News,-fiVa,;'?*John?
K. Rogers, Bristol, Va.; James M. Hurt,
Blackstono, Va.; Robert L. Spen?er, Wll
hamsburg, Va.; T. J. Taylor, Cochran,
Va.; W. S. Rudd, Powhatan Courthouse,
Va.; T5i: G. W. Butts, Chuckatuck. Va.;
Roland B. Chose, Clintwood, Va.; Thom?
as Whatcley. Kow, Va.; N. B. Noland,
Ahbiey .Postofflee, Va.; AV. T. Stoptoe,
Lynchburg. Va.; S. S. s. Wolf. Atnbar,
?'a.;, Nelson S. Gro?me, ?Newport News,
Va.?, W. G. Mathews, Glasgow, Va.; L. V,
Gordon, Vin ta,. Va. ; L. F. Barnes, Boule?
vard, Va.; Captain D, M. Lee, a brother
of ex-Governor Fitz. Lee, Frodericksburg,
.Va.; J. W. Johnston. Houston. Vai; John
W, Barnes, Knob, Va. ? Jamos ?. Pannili,
Chatham, Va.; ?? O. Baum, Renoville,
Va,; Frank W. Read. Roanoke, Va.; WIN
Ham Wilson, Oak Grove, Westriioreland
county, Va.; N. T. Fattison, Petersburg,
, Va,; Captain ? M. E. Rowe, Frederlcka
burg, Va.; Ruben M. Preston, Lodi, Va.
Mr. Anderson has written to each of
them, suggesting that the partie? namod
write to their Senators or Representa
tlvcs, urging them to support the ef?
fort to secure a practical road bill, and
that they organize local good roads asso
?8811 To Lend on
d City Properly.
lOOoll McVeigh & Qllnn.
TO LOAN ON GOOD CITY AND COUN?
TRY REAI, ESTATE.
R, B. CHAFFIN & CO.,' Inp.
Up-to-date Mining paper (fully
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IN NORTHERN NECK
Caused by an Earthquake.
Some Say?Many Fear *
(Speelal te the Tlmfe--Dlspetcn,)
HEATHSVtLLD, VA? March M.-The
?Inking of about a half en acre or more
of land on The farm of Mr, Garrett Dun
gan, situated at Lodge, Northumberland
County, near tho shore of the Yocomlco
River, whioh ocurred a few days ego
and was reported in Tho Times-Dispatch,
seems from all appearances to,havo been
caused by a. smalt earthquake. Mr. Dun
gan, who was sitting in his house, whioh
is only about thirty.yards distant from
the scene of tb;o supposed earthquake,
heard ? terrifie roaring, rumbling noise,
whioh, he said, resembled the roaring
sound of distant cannon, but he knew
It was too near for Anything of that
kind. Ho rushed out of the house, whon
lie saw the tops of the trees on this strip
of land bending and twisting as if thoy
would all snap oft. Going closer he saw
what had happened. i ?
The land sank about ten feet, leaving
a perpendicular Wall where It divided
from the remaining , level land. The
trees and fence,-which were on the land
are still standing as they were boforo
the ground sank, but the earth wna
cracked open in many places, some of
the gaps being about two feet wldo and
twenty feet deep before they filled. Most
of them are olosod now. The sunken
land extends about seventy-five yards on
the shore and about forty yards back in
A large benk of blue clay, with huge
pieces of rock and Iron oro" wore hurled
up on the shore, and from this clay tho
scent of gases can distinctly be smelled
now. About twenty-five yards out in
tha wator another bank of material about
three-feet high was thrown up. Many
claim that this was an earthquake, while
others say It was quick sand that gave
way and let. the land down. It has evpry
appearance.of a small earthquake, with
tlia exception that no warning was given,
as It sunk suddenly and rapidly.
Many think this la only a forewarning
of a larger .earthquake. , Mr. Dungan is
under? the Impression that this Is all of
It, and Is not afraid of further trouble.
He thinks, with some others, that it was
quicksand that gave way and caused the
sinking of the land, but cannot account
for the gases and the upheaval of the
clay, rock and iron ore. Whether this
Is a forewarning of a larger earthquake
or not remains for the future-to tell.
At any rate It is the most wonderful
natural event ever known In the North?
? . ?
(Special to TH?: Tlme?-Dlsp?tch.)
? "AFTON, VA., ;March 27.?On account of
old age and falling health, Mr. T. W.
Goodloe this week sold his stock of goods
at ACton to Mr. Hawthorne J. Goodloe,
of the Afton House. Mr. Goodloe has con
duoted this business at Afton for about
forty years, and it Is with much regret
that his patrons see him retire from bus?
, Mrs. Martha Goolaby has a family re?
union at her home, below Afton, this
week. Her daughter. Mrs. Harmon Pugh,
and family of Loul vsllle, ICy., ? and Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Goolsby and daughter, of
Chariottesvllle; Mrs. Bradshaw and Miss
May Bradshaw, of Nelson, aro of the
Mr. Clarence Goodloe, of Washington,
D. C, is visiting his mother, Mrs. John
Goodloe, at Greenfield. ,
Mr. John Roberts, of the Hebron neigh?
borhood, lost another little grandson by
death this week. This is the fourth death
In .this family during the vgJt month
Quite a, number of lyery old people have
had this ailment. One gentleman, over
seventy years ot age, is now quite sick
with it ?
; Mr. Henry Goodlioe Is home from
Blackaburg for a few weeks, being un?
able to study on account of a'^voakness
In hie eyes.
? ? ?
On Monday night, March 30th, Rev.
Father Hannigah of St. Joseph's Church,
this city, will deliver a lecture before
tha McGill Catholio Union. His subject
will be "Sights and Scenes of Spain."
During last year Fathor Hannlgan spent
several months traveling through that
country. Most of his time was epent "In
old Madrid," but he visited many other
towne and places of interest throughout
Spain. Father Hannlgan is a very fluent
talker and observant traveler, and his
talk will be highly interesting and In?
(Continued From Fourteenth Page).
full cream, fancy, small colored, fall
made, i6o.? small white, fall made, 1494c
Eggs?Firm; State and Pennsylvania, n ?
l?c: Kentucky, 14%??! Western, 14%?15c;
Southern. Ho. Tallow?Dull; city. 6%c.?
country. 6fflt?V4c, Rosin?Quiet; strained,
$email@example.com. Turpentine?Quiet at CSW(g:e9o.
Coffee?The market for coffee futures
opened steady at unchanged price? and
ruled generally quiet. The market was
finally steady, net unchanged. Sales,
13,600 bags. Spot .Rio., quiet; No. 7 in?
voice, 6%o,; mild, quiet;'Cordova, 7U?7i5Q?
Sugar?Raw, easy; ralr refining; 8 8-16c;
centrifugal, !>6 test, Sfto.; molasses sugar,
215-iec; refined.-quiet; confectioners' A,
$4.65; mould. $5-05: cut loaf, $5.40; crushed,
$6.40; powdered, $490: granulated. $-1.80;
mibas. $8,05. Rice?Steady, domestlo, 4V??
7c. Molasses?Firm; New Orleans, 31?40o,
Potatoes?Steady ; Southern, $l.2o?2;
State and Western, per ISO pounds, $1.87?
2.12; Long Island, $2<Jf2,25; South Jersey
sweets, $2.50ir3.76, Peanuts?Steady; fancy
handplcked. 4V4?4Vfio. ; other domestic. 8?
414o. Cabbages?Dull; domestlo, per bar?
rel, red, &0c.<3>$l; Southern, K>o,@$1.60, Cot?
ton?By steamer to Liverpool, I2o,
CHICAGO, ILL,, March 28.?Buslnese on
the Board of Trade was rather quiet to?
day and closing prices were easier, May
wheat bolng oft Vio.; May corn was down
V4@V4o., and oats ????. May provisions
closed from 216 lower 6c, higher,
The leading futures ranged as follows:
?,,,?,.p, ? 0?Pcn' RI?"? *OW-., Close.
May . 72% 73\4 72% -72U
July . I?% 09? C8U
Sept. 68$ CSVi C7-1?
May . 411% 4|Ti 43V
July . 48?i . m? 43V
Sept. 43 4:11,4 42T
OATS-No. 2, ,
May ......... B3V4 83% Sii??
July . 80% 81 80
Sent.^28 B8'4 27%
MK3S PORK-Per bbl.
May .....18.00 18.10 18.00 18.071/,
July .17.20 17.27'A 17.20 17.27?C
Sont.10.65 16.07V? 3603 1697V?
LARD-Por 100 lbs.
May .10.10 30.10 1?.071? 10.0714
July . 3.85 0.85 0.82V? 0.85
Sept.O.S2'/j 9.S2V4 0,80 9,K2?4
SIIortT RIBS-Per 100 lbs.
May .'.,..0.85 9.S7V4 ?MY3 9.85
July . 9.M 9.65 0.60 9.03
gtpt.. 9.50 9.M 9.50 9.55
Cash quotations were as follows : Plour
quiet. No. 8 spring wheat, T6fT6c; No. 8,
67075e.: No. ? red, 71?78t?. No, S corr?, 42o. ?
No. 2 yellow. 42c. Nd. 2 oats, 82ii:i2Vjc: No,
3 while, 82<M4Wc. No. 2 ri-o, ?, pood
reeding barley, 39042O.J fair, to choleo
malting, 17(?????, No. 1 naxscad,' ? ,09f No.
1 t?orthweslorii, 11.11! primo Timothy seed,
?.1.35. Mess pork, por ba.rfo], ?1S?18.10;
Inrd, per 100 pounds, ???.??????.??; short
ribs ?Ides (loose), ?O.7S09.9O; dry salted
shoulders (hnxnd). ?8.75<i8.87',4; short clear
sides (boxed). ?10.37H.tfH0.?). Whiskey, basis
of high wines, 11.HO. Butter-Firm; cream
erlos. 18??8a: dairies, ti?24a Eggs-Elmi
at mark, iav4?12%ts. Choosc-Wcakor at
Baltimore md? March ?s-flour
Vory dull. Wheat?Dull; spot and the
month, 77M?77%c; April, 77?<?77f?c.; South-,
em by sample, 73?78}4?. Corn-Firmer?'
enot, 48<???8%a; MafOhi' ?<?W4Dc.? April,
?ViifWiic.; Southern white, 45%?49?40.
Oate-Stcndy; No. 2 wliito, 42Ue. Rye
Steady; No. 2, C8c. Butter, Sugar and
Cheese?Firm and unchanged. Eggs?
Steady and unchanged.
CHICAGO, ILL., .March 28.-CATTLK
Steady. Good to primo stoors, ?5?ff5.60:
poor to. medium, ,?3.75iW.7Sj stockera and
feeders,' $2.7t">?4.7S; cows, $1.6001.60; heifers.
?2.50F4.75; oannors, ?1.60?2.7G; bulls. ?2.25?
4.60I calves, ?3?6,76; Texas-fed steers. ?/!?
4.60. Hogs?Strong. Mixed and butchers,
?7.204?7.40; good to choice heavy, ?7.IO0
7.07%; rougTi heavy, ?7.1007.40; light, ?6.90?
7.25? bulk of sales, J7.20w7.40. Sheep and
Lambs?Steady. Good to choice wothors,
?s.MiW.76; fair to choleo mixed, ?4.6O0C.6O;
nativo lambs, ?5.5007.50.
EAST BUFFALO. ?. Y?, March 28,
CATTLE?Steady; veals Btondy. Tons, ?8
03.60; common to good, ?3,60?7, I-iogsr
Slow, 10020c. lower. / Heavy, ?7.70(f?,7.SQ;
yorkers, ?7.45?7.60; pigs, ?7.30177.40. Sheep
Steady. Top nativo lambs, ?7.7607,90; culls
to good, ?S.5O07.G?; Western, ?7.6<)?7.7?;
yearlings. $0.5007; owes, ?G@ii.2T,; sheep_J.op
mixed, ?000.25; culls to good, ?3.25?5,85.
???? YORK, March' 28,-BEEVES-No
sales; dressed beef steady; city dressed,
native sides, ?7(30;? clt,y dressed vcnls, 9?
15c. por pound. Sheep?Almost nominal;
lambs about steady. Lambs, ?(?.254?3.
Dreasod mutton, 8@10c. por pound; dressed
lambs, 10?l3c. .Hogs?No sales.
CINCINNATI?, O., March 28.-HOGS
Quiet at ??.10?7.45. Cattlo?Lower at ?2.50
055. Sh'eop-Steady at ?3.750O. Lambs
Steady at ?1.7507.25.
Richmond, Va., March 28, 1903.
The tobacco market for the week end?
ing Marcii 27th closed at about t.ho usual
quotations on sound tobaccos. "Jho heavy
rains in this section during the ?first part
Of the week have had a. tendency to koop
the tarmer from delivering, and the breaks
have been lighter than usual on this ac?
count. A large percentage of damaged
stuff Is yet showing up on the marlfot ,
and prices are lower on this class, while )
wo havo nn active market at full quota- I
lions on'good, sound nun-cured tobaccos. /
Total amount sold at four warehouses >
during tho week, 224,*-.. pounds. Total )
amount sold up to date. 8.675,772 pounds, j
Quotations are as follows:
Primings .,.? 3.5042? 4.51
Lugs, common. 4.50(1? COO
Lugs, good to prime. (1.25? 9.00
Leaf, common. 6.609 8.50
Leaf, medium . 8.509 9.50
Leaf, fine.10.500 13.00
Smokers, common .? 4.590? 6.5?
Smokers, medium . 6.500 8.00
Smokers, fine. S.Sfifl 10.00
Cutters, common . 8.000 10.00
Cutters, medium ..?. 10.000 12.00
'Cutters, fine. 12.50015.00
Cutter?, fancy..?... 14.000 17.00
Fillers, common. 6 000 7.O0
Fillers,' medium . 7.000 9.00
Wrappers, medium ..'.13.000 18.00
"Wrappers, ??? .20.000 25.00
Wrappers, fancy.30.00? 40.00
Leaf, medium ....;. (5.500. 6.50
Leaf, good.?.?? 6.600 8.00
BROWN SHIPPING TOBACCOS.
Lugs .??4.500? 6.50
Leaf, mediti m.;. 5.750 7.50
leaf, good . 8.000 9.50
W. D. CUSHMAN,
Supervisor of Sale?.
LYNCHBURG TOBACCO MARKET.
Lynchburg, Vai, March 28, 1903.
Receipts of tobacco In the warehouses
of tho city for the past-week have boon
much heavier than had beon expected.
The'saies aggregated 1,393.500 pounds. The
prices were rather lower than they have
been for some weeks. This was cause?]
by the bad condition of tho tobacco of?
fered, much of It being In very soft or?
der, hot and mouldy. Fino shipping and
wrappers are much sought after, and thoy
bring good prices.
Quotations are as follows!
PRIMINGS-.S 1.50?? 3.00
Common and dark lugs. 3.00? 4.30
DARK STEMMING TOBACCOS.
Lugs ..;.'.? a.500? 5.00
Medium dark lugs. 4.000 4.30
Gooil dark lugs. 4.25? 6.00
Common dark leaf. 6.000 ?.00
Medium dark leaf. 5.50? 0.50
, Good dark leaf. 7.00? 8.00
Fine dark leaf.10.000 12.00
' Extra fine dark leaf.11.50? 18.00
Blaok-wrappers . 16.000 20.00
Common. B.00? 6.00
Medium bright . 6.00? 7.0(1
Good..?'.'? 7.00? 8.00
.Common cutters. 9.000 11.00
Good cutters .12,000 14.00
Fine cutters . 14.000 15.00.
BRIGHT WRAPPERS-, ? >
Common .'. 6.01? 8.00
Medium . S.firstname.lastname@example.org
Fine. 15.00? 20.00
Good .?4.00? 2o,00
Medium ..'..12.00? 30,00
Common .??.'??? A?p? 12.00
Medium .12-60? 17.50
Good .?? 17.500 30.00
Fancy.?? 35.00? 65.00
Receipts of tobacco on the Lynchburg
market for tho two weeks ending March
21, 1903, reported by Mr. John L. OglcSby?
of Lyncn'e Warehouse]
Sold week ending March 14th, 1,001,800
pounds: sold week ending March 21st,
1.393 KH> pounds; hi?rrase tor week ending
March 21st, 312.200 pouhds. Sold from pu?
tober ?| 1902, to March 21, 1903, 1G,444,GOO
Rounds; sold from Oetobor 1, 1001, to
larch 21, 3902, lG,742,70O pounds! incroase
for 1908, 1,701,800 pouhds. .
Receipts much heavier than was expect?
ed lest week, ? largo,proportion ot the
tobacco offered was in bad condition,
much of it being in very soft order: some
not ami mould on a largo part Of It.
Prices were lower than for several weeks;
decline caused from bad condition of.tho
tobacco ? but little bright has been offered;
fino ?hipping and .wrappers are sought
a.rter and command aatlsfaetory prices.
if the weather should be dry Wo expect
much lighter receipts for the next few
The quotations are ?s follows:
DARK TOBACCO. ???,' ft
Common lugs.? ?.004$$ 4.60
Medium lugs. 4,50? 6.00
Good lugs . 600? 6.00
Common leaC. C.OOffi 6.60
Medium loaf. 0,00? ..50
Good leaf. 8.00? 10.00
Fine leaf .?"? .10'???U; ?$
/Wrappers .?.10.000 22.00
Green lug9...........$ 2.500$ 4.0t
Green leaf .'."..< .00? 6.60
Common bright lugs. 6.00? 7.50
Good bright Fugs. .7.60? 8.60
Fine brlgJit lugs . 8.50? 9.60
Common cutters ,i.G 7.00? 9.50
Good cutters . 8-60? 1.00
Fine cutters,. 11.000 12,69
No wrappers offered.
PETERSBURG TOBACCO MARKET.
Ptersburg, Va.. March 28, 1903.
The quotations for this market are as
Common to medium lugs....? 8.00?$ 4.00
Good.lugs ..'..<. 4.00? li.00
Poor short leaf. 6.000 0,60
Medium short leaf . 7.000 7.60
Medium to good wrappers...... 10.000 36.00
Good to lino wrappers.36.000 25.00
Flue shipping .?:. 8.CO0 16.00
PEANUT AND PEA MARKET.
. NORFOLK, VA, March 28.?Tho peanut
market In Norfolk Is steady, The only
change Is in machine picked nuts from
Pjic. to 202V?C. The prices ara aa follows:
Fancy, quiet at',8c; strictly ? prime,
294c; prime, 2VSa; low grades, 2c; ma?
chine picked, | 202V?C.: Spanish, 80c. per
bushel. Bloekeyo peas. $2.25 be?; black
and speckle peas, $1; clay and red peas,
80c. Peanut bags In balna-08 In., 7 4-10c
PETERSBURG, VA.. March 28.?PEA?
NUTS?Spanish new, market very firm at
77Vic. ; sellers asking more. Virginia's?
Quiet at 3c.
DRY GOODS MARKET.
NEW .YORK, March 28.?Values are un?
changed, but the markot Is In a waiting
attitude with buyers holding out of the
markot vory "generally. The prospoct ot
the coming week Is looked forward to
with a good deal of interest and even
WILMINGTON. N. C, March 28.-SPIR
ITS TURPENTINE?Firm at 6?c: re?
ceipts, 17 casks. Ilosln?Firm at $1.86:-re?
ceipts 26 barrels. Crude Turpentine?Firm
at $2,'i0?4; receipts, 14 barrels. Tar?Firm
at $l.GS; receipts, 469 barrels.
SAVANNAH. GA, March 28.?TURPEN?
TINE?Firm at 65c; receipts. 339 casks;
sales, 90 casks; exports, 351 casks. Rosin?
Firm: receipts, 1,268 barrels; exports, 387
CHARLESTON, S. C, March 2?.?TUR?
PENTINE? Nominal at 6-to. Rosln-Nom
COTTONSEED OIL MARKET.
NEW.YORK, March 28.?Cottonseed oil
dull and firm. Prime crude hero nominal;
primo crude, f. o. b. mills, 35036c; prime
summer yollow, 4lV4042c. ; off summer yel?
low, 3SVtc.;, prime white, 45c; prime win?
ter yellow, 45c; prime meal, $27.60028
PORT OF RICHMOND/MARCH 28, 1903.
Steamer Pocahontas, Graves, Norfolk
and passengers, Virginia Navigation Co.
and James River landings, merchandise
Steamer Berkeley, Guy, Norfolk, mer?
chandise and passengers, Old Dominion
Steamer Saglnaw, Tnnnell, Philadel?
phia, Pa., merchandise and passengers,
Clyde line. '
Steamer Berkeley; Guy, Norfolk, mer?
chandise and passengers. Old Dominion
Steamer Wlnyah, O'Nolll. Philadelphia,
Pa., merchandise and passengers, Clyde
Schoonor J. Jetowart. Southern, James
To Sail March 29th.
Steamer Saglnaw. Tunnell. Philadelphia,
Pa., merchandise and passengers, Clyde
C. & O. Earnings.
Following Is a comparative'statement
of the earnings and expenses of the Ches?
apeake and Ohio for the month of Feb?
ruary: Gross earnings, 1903, $1,340,929.13;
1902, $1,225,252.26; increase. $115,670.87. Less
expenses, 1903, $904,S14.96; 1902, $820,634.75;
increase. $?,180.21. Net earnings, . 3903;
$436.114.17: 1902, $404,617.51; Increase, $31,
490.60. From July to dato: Gross earn?
ings, 3903, $10,481,290.16; 1902?11LO 14,744.04; do?
orcase, $563,453,88. Less expenses, 1903, $6,
96S.0S8.02; 1902, ?6,(156,866.09; inoroase, $111,
132.93. Net earnings, 1903, $3,513,202.14; 1903,
?4.187,788.95; decrease, $674,686.81.
Following Is a comparative statement of
gross earnings for the third week of
March; 1903, $360,466.76; 1902, $3.10,826,20; In?
crease, $30,140.56. For tho three weeks of
March! 1903. ?1,060,822.62, 1002, $990,978.60;
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