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IN THE PHILIPPINES
Inhabitants Pay Taxes with
LIKE THE NEW METHODS
Compilation of Island Officials, With
Their Location. Duties and Pay.
Virginians on List Hold Irrt?
for more than fke years we have had
possession of the "Philippines." During
most of that tlrno there has existed thero?
In, a "etato of war." Notwithstanding
that fact, thoro has been going on all
of tho lime, an educational element,
which has at last overcome most of all
tlio projudlco of tho suspicions natives,
and to-day we aro told that "peace
The ravages of war, tho legacies of
mlsfortu?o and bad management by our
predecessors In control, and a genera)
state of Ignorance prevailing, has made
It more than an ordinary Uek to place
thoso Islands In a healthy, proiir'sirous
condition. Little by little, stop by step,
wo have substituted tho school house
for the military post, the thrifty town
for tho overtaxed and overburdened cross
It has been the policy of Governor
Taft and hla associates of tho last com?
mission sent there, to employ, educate,
encourage and advance the natives Just
as fast as prudence and safety would
permit. Nor have the Filipinos been
found wanting ln the general duties of
government. The great difficulty has been
to secure their confidence. They have
liked our methoda from their first Intro?
duction. Thoy have perceived that clean?
liness, both of person, homo and municip?
alities have been productive, of good
health and prosperity.
When they have been taxed, and hai/e
had the matter explained that the pro?
ceeds were to he used for local Improve?
ments, road building and for ' publlo
ichools, and that their own peoplo wero to
be allowed to work for, earn, and re?
selve most of .the money collected by tax
it Ion, It has been antonlehlng with what
promptness and almost eagerness they
pay their taxes and licenses.
When the provincial and municipal gov?
ernments wero first established. It was
Ihe manifest deslro of the commission to
placo un much responsibility In the hands
of the "Filipinos" ?as his ability to con
euco public affairs would warrant. So It
Is we find: The commission which acts
' ?s a.Legislature and Its Individual mem?
bers as Cabinet ofllcers Is composod of
Ilvo citizens of the United States and
threo Filipinos. The Supreme Court Is
composed of four citizens of the United
States and' three Filipinos, one of the
latter being Its chief Justice. The local,
or what serves as tho District or Cir?
cuit Courts In this country are composed
of about an equal number of Americans
and Filipinos, while the Justices of the
peace, notary publics, and other minor
magistrates arc nearly all natives.
The education of tho young Is largely
under the direction of teachers from the
United States. The colleges are generally
under tho management of the religious
?ocletloa owning them.
All-the channels^ of Information open
tp the peoplo of the United States aro in
vogue there, or are In process-ot develop?
ments Llko our own country, the prlncl?
pal resources of income are customs and
internal revenue. For tho first time In
tho history pf that country, a land tax
Is bolng established. They have eome
?axes unknown to us, but as they are
accustomed to them they are continued.
The fact that revenue must bo derived
from one source or another, and If they
llko the "Cedilla" or head tax, It ls
thought best to continue It, rather than
enforce the regular "poll tax" of this
country, which, though a "Rose by an?
other name," would be offensivo to them.
Thus from an almost barren waste,
has sprung up a country with an Income
of millions per year. That sum, under
a wise management Is being expended
for tho good of the He>i,cra^co_mm>.iii.'es.
The following Btatlstlc3 are culled fro*"?i
the commission reports, the ch'il service
roster, and the general register of em?
These are In the service o? the "gov?
ernment" ln the Philippine Islands, 7,377
persons classified by States Territories,
countries, either as appointments from,
or born In, or both, are as follows:
Philippine Islands, 4,157.
Alabama, 30; Arizona, B; Arkansas, 17;
California, 116; Colorado, 16; Connecticut,
12; Delaware, 6; District of Columbia, 23;
Florida, 6; Georgia, 60; Idaho, 3; Indiana,
106; Indian Territory, B; Illinois, 180; Iowa,
133; Kansas, 69; Kontucky, G8; Louisiana,
10; Maino, 11; Maryland, 23; Massachu?
setts, 137; Michigan. 103; Minnesota, 61:
Mississippi, 2S; Missouri, 116; Montana. 2;
Nebraska, 13; Nevada, 6; New Hamp?
shire, 15; Now Jersey, 33; New Mexico,
5; New York, 275; North Carolina, 20;
North Dakota, 3; Ohio, 211: Oklahoma, 3;
Oregon, 16; Pennsylvania, 113; Rhode Is?
land, 8; South Carolina, 19; Tennessee, M;
Texas, 61; Utah, 7; Vermont, 25; Virginia,
iS; Washington, 30; West Virginia, 23;
Wisconsin, 73; Wyoming, 8.
Classified ln threo general subdivisions,
Ihey stand about as follows:
native Filipinos .4.22?)
Citizens of the United States .2,7-17
Citizens of othor countries . 401
Total . 7,377
Department of the Interior?Bureau of
Publlo Health-Major E. C. Carter. Medi?
cal Corps, U. S. ?., Commissioner of Pub?
lic Health; appointed September Oth, 1002;
pay of his rank in the army. Office at
Thomas R. Marshall, Chief Health In?
spector: appolpted December 4th, 1002;
salary, ?3,600. Office In Manila.
Robert H. L. Newberne, Medical In?
spector; appointed May 31st, 1002; salary,
12,000. Office, Manila,
Horace N. Brnham, teamster; appointed
"November Wth, 1002; salary, ?810. At
Executive Bureau?Bureau of 'tha In
??ulat? Purchasing Agent?Robert B. Lee,
teamster; appointed April 8th, 1003; salary,
Bureau of Government Laboratories?
Richard P, Strong, Director Biological
"Laboratory; appointed December 21st,
?Out; salary, ?3,000. Ofllce, Manila.
Charles S. Banks, Entomologist! ap?
pointed July 15th, 1001; salary, ?1,800.
Office, Manila. Appointed from Phoebus,
Department of Commerce and Police
Bureau of Post3?James R. Harman,
clerk; appointed May 23d, 1903; salary,
?1,000. Ofllce, Manila.
*j-, w. Covertson, Postmaster at Mala
hang, Island o? Mindanao; appointed Au?
gust 30th. 1W0; salary, ?1,200.
W. S. Kllby, Postmaster at Catarman;
??ppolnted November 1st, 1002; paid by
?leea. (There are two itowns of that name
? the Philippines, one op Samar Island,
the other on the Island of Mindanao.)
JBroeat V. Deacon, Postmaster at Malli
pot, .Provine? of Albas?. Island ?(??-????
ippolnled September *Hh, 100'J? paid ?rom
feos, Bee "Educational Force."
?? ?, Rlnker, Postmaster at Mnrlbojoo,
Province of Bohol, Island of Bohol! ap*
pointed September Bth. 1002i paid from
fee?, fice "Educational Force."
Department of Commerce and Police?
Bureau of Philippine Constabulary-First
Lieutenant, Cary 1. Crockett, Inspeotorf
appointed November 12th, 1O02I salary,
Sl.OfiO. Subject to ordefs. .
Bureau o? Coast Guarde and Trans?
portatlon-Captaln, Henry Jervey, Corps
of Engineers, U. ?, ?.? superintendent of
Lighthouses and Construction; appointed
March 20th, 1002| salary (hi* pay of his
rank In the United States army). Office,
In Manila. ' '., . ?
Ernest A. Stlnesprlng, Overseer of Con
structlon; appointed December 8th, 1002;
salary, $1.080. Subject to orders.
Prank K. Tabb, Chief Engineer of
Launch; appointed October 1st, 1002; sal?
ary, $720. Subject to coast orders, ?
Lighthouse SerVlee-K. M. Schlndol, As
sitant Engineer Lighthouse tender "Cor?
regidor"! appointed October 14th, 1002;
salary. $00.. Subject to, coastwise orders.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND
Bureau of Customs and Emigration:
Appraisers' Division?William J. "With
row, second-class examiner, appointed
October 28, lBOli ?alary, $1,400; stationed at
JS. A. Smith, fourth-cliuvs Inspector, ap?
pointed April 9, 1000; salary, $900; sta.
tloned at Manila. Appointed from Salem,
General Order Btores and Bonded Ware?
house Division?Claude ?. Day, clerk, ap?
pointed June 13, 1902i salary, $900; sta?
tioned at Manila, >
Bureau of Insular Cold Storage and Ice
Plant; Maintena.ee and care of Building
and Grounds?David W. Pry, storekeeper,
appointed November 8, 1900; salary, $1,000;
Office of the Attorney-General?Carter
D. Johnston, disbursing officer, appointed
January 1? 1002; salary $2,000; office ln Ma?
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUC?
Bureau of Education?Ernest Staples,
clerk, appointed September 7, 1900; ?elary,
$1,000; office at Manila.
Educational Force?Clalborne B. Baker,
teacher, appointed February 16, 1902; sal?
ary, $1,200; stationed at tho Nautical
School In Manila.
J. R. ti. Brown, teacher, appointed from
Ven Land, Va., July 15, 1901; salary, $1,200;
stationed at Bauen, Province of Batangas,
Island of Luzon.
B. J. Epos, teacher, appointed from Not?
toway, Va.. August 24, 1901; salary, $1,200;
stationed at Bayambang, Province of
Nueva Vlscaya, Island of Luzon.
Verne E. Miller, appointed July 15. 1901;
T. O. Rlnker, appointed December 3,
1901; salary. $1.200. He ts stationed at
Marlbojoc, Province of Bohol, where he Is
G. V. Younce, teacher, appointed August
24. 1501; stationed at Sta. Ana, Provinco of
Pampanga, Island of Luzon; salary, $1,200.
Fresenlus Van Nuys, teacher, appointed
July 15, 1901, from Charlottesvllle, Va.;
Ernest F. Deacon, teacher, appointed
July IS, 1901, from Lexington, Va.; salary,
?1,000. He is stationed at Malllpot, Prov
lnco of Albay, Island of Luzon, where
ho Is also postmaetor.
Bureau of Public Printing?Moseo Rey?
nolds, appointed November 1. 1902; salary
$000; -it Manila.
Cavlte?P. M. Moir, treasurer, appointed
February 13, 1902; talary, $2,200; office at
Cavito, Province of Cavito, Island of Lu?
Cebu?,T. G. Holcombe, supervisor, ap?
pointed August 21, 1901; salary. $2,500;
office at Cebu, Province of Cebu, Island
L e ? anto-Bontoc?William Dinwiddlo,
Governor, appointed December 6, 1902; sal?
ary, $1,800; ofllce at Cervantes, Province
of Lepanto. Island of Luzon.
Occidental Negros?Jas. D. Fauntleroy,
supervisor, appointed June 12, 1902; salary,
$2,200; office at Ba?olod, Province of Oc?
cidental Negros. Island of Negros.
MUNICIPAL SERVICE IN MANILA.
Department of Engineering and Public
Works?Robert E. Lindsay, chief engi?
neer and boiler Inspector, appointed May
9. 1902; salary, $2,000; office in Manila.
Charles E. Mlmklns, building Inspector,
appointed April 23, 1903; salary, $1,200;
oflico In Manila,
H. C. Hanlon, teamster, appointed
April 3. 1902; tolary, $840; at Manila.
DEPARTMENT OF ASSESSMENTS
Howard F. Alexander, clork. appointed
May 1, 1900, salary, $1,400; office In Ma?
DEPARTMENT OP POLICE.
Alfred P. B. Buslkest, patrolman,
salary, $900; appointed December 10, 1901,
William A, Cleaves, patrolman, appoint- ,
ed March 8, 1901; salary 900, at Manila.
Robert Forney, patrolman, appointed
October 23, 1902; salary, $900. at Manila.
Samuel O. Garretto, patrolman, appoint?
ed Juno 23, 1901; salary J900, at ?Ga????.
Charles Holloway, patrolman, appointed
March 11, 1901; salary, $900. at Manila.
W. J, Odom, patrolman, appointed Jan?
uar/ 2, 1901; salary, $900, at Manila.
Jacob Shlpman, patrolman, appointed
March 8, 1901; salary, $900, at Manila.
COURTS OF THE FIRST INSTANCE.
Judge of the Eighth District, compris
THE ARTiSTl? ""
has alxty year? of prac?
tical plano-bnildlna ex?
perlence behind It to
vouch for Its
We would bo dullards,
Indeed, If in more than
a half century we hadn't
completely mastered the
art of making
the vary acme of
431 E. BROAP STREET, C
J, E- DUNBAR, Mor. f
Ing tho province? of Eorsogon. Albay,
Ambos, Camerinos, Maebato and tho Is?
land of Calant-laines, the first threo aro
on the, Island of Luzon, Masbnte on
an island ot that name.
Adam C. Carson, appointed June IB, 1001;
?alary, $4,000, must resido In his district.
It appears from the various sources
from which this compilation Is mad?, that
there are known to bo tlio foregoing,
either horn In or appointed from Vir?
ginia. How many of those marked "un?
known" belong to Virginia could only
be ascertained by submission of nnmsrt
und tracing them through the several
channels of Information. If any of our
readers have friends In tho Philippines,
from Virginia, whoso names do not ap?
pear horcn, desire Information concerning
them, will address this paper, tho matter
will ho sent to our correspondent, who
win bo glad to assist In finding or Im?
porting Information as to thorn.
Mr, Chevalier Elected to Law Profes?
sorship at Washington and Lee.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BRISTOL, VA., August 29.-Mr. Stuart
Chevalier, who graduated from King Col
lego, this city, three years a?o, and who
has slnco taken tho law course at Wash?
ington and Lee University, has beon elect?
ed a member of the faculty of the law
department of tho University, and will
enter upon his duties when the scholastic
year opens this fall. -
Mies Julia Slack, who has been a
teacher In the city schools for several
years, has secured a lucrative position
as teacher in the city, schools of Okla?
homa City, O. T. Her? sister, Miss Zeta";
Slack, will teach ln Georgia.
Mrs. J. A. Delaney Is spending a few
weeks at Wright's Springs, Mooresburg,
Mrs. M. B. Wood entertained the Wed?
nesday Afternoon Club In ho'*or of her
daughter, Mrs. Homer Klrisey. The aff?Tr
was quite a dainty ono. The guests were
Mrs. W. R. Tillar, Mrs. Frank Klnsey,
Mrs. S. G Harries, Mrs. T. Vf. Preston,
Misses Carrie Howell, Alice Anderson,
Florence Anderson, Lena Gaut and Ger?
Miss Sophia Roberts, whowhas been very
ill of typhoid fever at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. John B. King, is convalescing,
Miss Roberts came here from Radford,
Va., to visit friends, when she became ill.
Miss Kathorlne Price, the pretty daugh?
ter of Re-v. D. Vance Price, after a pleas?
ant visit to Miss Stella Wallis, left this
week to visit hor grandfather, Dr. R. N.
Price, at Morrlstown. before returning to
her homo, at Reldsvllle, N. C.
Sold Fifteen Lots,
An unusual sale for this seasonf of
the year ls advertised by J. Thompson
Brown & Company for Tuesday. Septem?
ber 1st, of fifteen lots on Floyd Avenue
and Main Street, Just at,the Junction of
the Traction and Westhampton Electrlo
lines. It's the first subdivision of the
Milton Cayce estate and Is considered
some of the best of our beautiful subur?
ban property. The lots will be sold with
full depth, and many have full bearing
fruit trees, shrubbery, etc. The sale Is
attracting much attention from homo
builders and others, and doubtless a large
crowd will be In attendance.
The same firm sold at public auction
Friday the "Powell cottage" on North
Avonue, Barton Heights, to Mr. W. M.
Anderson for Sl,675, and report a healthy
demand for suburban, property,
First-Class Boaading House.
Mrs. J. A. Warfleld, formerly at No.
201 East Franklin Street, has rented the
handsome residence of Mr. Charles U.
Williams. No. 606 East Grace Street, and
will open a first class boarding house
fVr. Erios to Leave.
Mr. John A. Enos, of Mathews county,
who has been spending a week In this
city visiting relatives, will leave this
morning for his home,
NEW FOUND RIVER
Reclaimatlon Work by the
William Nelson Farm?
(Special to Tfie Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
MONTPELIER, VA., August 29?In th*
upper end of Hnnovor county, la a stream
known as^'New Found Rlvor. "It has Its
source In Louisa county and flows Into
South Anna River.
When Captain John Smith was explor?
ing this part of tho country, accompanied
by Indian guides, they discovered I hla
rker. The first guide who came to the
stream exclaimed "New Found River."
Thus It received the name by which it has
been known slnco that time. ,
Tlhs river flows through flats of the
most fertile kind ot alluvial soil. These
flats extend Ita entire length, and vary
In breadth from a few hundred yard? to
more than a mile.
When the country was first settled,
these flats wero worthless areae, covered
with water and forost troos, shrubs and
weeds of overy description. About fifty
or sixty years ago the farmers owning
land along tho rWer began to clear up,
drain and cultivate this land, and for ?
while It seemed almost Invaluable. Much
of It would, easily produco from
one hundred to one hundred and fifty
bushels of corn per acre, and sold for as
much as ?100 per acre (a remarkably high
prlco for land at that time, especially
In a remoto locality).
After cultivating thle land for a nutn?
hor of years the channel of tho river.be?
gan to fill up, chiefly on account of*the
sand which came down from tho hill?
sides, the land became more and more
sobbed, until now a greater pojtlon of. \\
le as untenable as It was before it was
first cleared; the ditches have filled up
and trees and shrubs have taken posses
"The Willlara Nelson Farmers' Club,"
an organization of farmers In Hanover,
seeing this valuable land wasted or go?
ing to waste, began to discuss the sub?
ject. Soon a movement was put an
foot for the purpose of widening, deep?
ening and straightening the channel of
the river. Subscriptions wore taken tip
and the work was contracted for and be?
gun some time ago, and under the su?
pervision of this club the work is pro?
gressing satisfactorily. When completed
tho channel will have been cleared and
cut for about six miles.
This channel will he cleared of obstruc?
tions regularly and will give a good out?
let and fall for tha water from the ditches
which will be necessaty to drain the low
Thus, If the farmers' club can accora,
pllsh the Idea they have In view, It will
be of great benefit to the land owners In
this locality, Tho next recular mootln??
of the club will be held on Saturdy
September 2t?th, at "Hickory Bottom," ?
farm owned by a wealthy Northern uyn.
dlcate, and superintended hy Ml'. R, L
Taylor,??a member of tho cluh,
This farm Use along the vive?- for about
The Returns for the Fiscal
A GRATIFYING SHOWING
Remarkable Increase In tho Output of |
Olgars, Cigarettes antl Plug To?
bacco for the Fiscal Year
Closed Juno 30, 1003.
The returns of ihe United States Reve?
nue Department on manufactured tobacco
and cigars for tho fiscal year ending June
*">0th, show tho trade to bu In a remark?
ably healthy and satisfactory condition,
tho year bolng a record one In several
of the most Important branches.
' Tlio Western Tobacco Journal In Its ex?
haustive rovlew of tho trade for tho year,
and compilations of tho figures, says:
"Tho ligures of tho total are from Wash?
ington ?and may bo relied on with tho
greatest confidence. Tho j figures of the
output of the several districts are obtain?
ed from tho collectors of each district, and
ln sonvi few cases are subject to revision,
but, on tho whole they may bo takon as
correct. More than ordinary core Jms
been exercised to obtain accurate results.
"The result ofJ tho fiscal year, consid?
ered as a whole, has been very satisfac?
tory, In ovory lino except small cigars
tho year 1902-1003 shows a greater gain
than did tho previous yern? over Its prede?
"In percentage of Increase the output of
cigarettes shows the greatest gain, but
this brunch, of course, does not approach
in Importance tho manufacturo or smok?
ing and chewing tobacco and of cigars."
THE OUTPUT OF CIGARS.
"The cigar production has been unpar?
alleled during the fiscal year. Such tre?
mendous results could hardly have been
credited at the beginning of the year.
That tho output would be large could
readily be expected from the generally
active business conditions prevailing, but
that the total should so .greatly exceed !
last year would hardly have boen thought, j
"The total production of cigars was
0,780.833,043, against 0.103,667,265 for tho pre?
vious fiscal year.? This Is an Increase of
032,770,778 or more than 10 per cent, and
also moans an increase of more than 2,
000,000 cigars for every working day of
the year. Small wonder that the cigar
dealers and manufacturers had a pros?
perous yea?, with a consumption of such
"In 1870 tho total number of tax-paid
cigars was only one-sixth of the present
"One of the prominent features of the
cigar production this year has heen the
activity of the clear Havana branch.
Steady strides have been made in this
line, and tho consumption of this class ot
goods shows no abatement. Many new
clear Havana firms have been started
during the year, and all seem to bo pros?
"The production of small cigars has
fallen off considerably, in fact, the total
falls below tho output of the year ending
June 80, 1900, and the difference between
the output this year and tho years end?
ing June 30, 1901 and 1902, Is even greater
as will be seen further on.
"Many accept the belief that the oill
for small cigars has gone over to cigar?
ettes. This Is probably true in the main.
But it would seem that If that were true
to an unusual degree tho Increase ln
the production of cigarettes would have
shown a greater percentage. A more
likely Interpretation would bo that a
portion of the demand for small cigars
has developed into a demand for full-slzod
cigars, while the major portion has beon
diverted to cigarettes.
"This branch of the trade shows the
largest percentage of increase over the
preceding year, and yet It does not be?
gin to approximate the consumption of
1597, in which year the production ex?
ceeded that of tno previous year by more
than 1,000,000,000 cigarettes.
"Tho elimination of the excesslvo com?
petition of tho years 1895, 1896 and 1897
has brought cigarette manufacture to a
rational basis, and lt may bo confidently
expected that the production of cigarettes
will hereafter keep steady pace with the
growth of tho demand.
"Tho past twelve months have been
notable for the rapid development of tho
Turkish cigarette industry. The con?
sumption of these grados is rapidly in?
creasing, and a. number of now firms
have been organized in this branch.
."The area from which Turkish, to?
bacco can bo obtained is rather limited,
and an attempt was made this spring to
obtain control of tho Turkish loaf supply.
Whether this can be done, and bow lt
will affect Independent manufacturers,
remain to be seen.
"Tho Increase In the production of cheap
cigarettes paying 61 cents tax per thou?
sand has been remarkable. These havo
increased from 367,151,853 In the fiscal year
ending June, 1902, to 491,640,203 during the
period of which we are writing. Tnls
is a 25 per cent, increase.
"Cheap clgarettos taxed at 64 cents per
thousand constitute about IS per cent, of
the total cigarette output.
"The output of large cigarettes taxed
at $3 per thousand has also Increased
moro than 21 per cent during the fiscal
"The output of snuff has shown a
6toady Increase each month over the cor?
responding month of the previous year,
and shows a total of l,109,7Sl pounds over
the preceding fiscal your. This Is on a
basis of 6 per '-ont. Increase.
"For tho first timo the tobacco pro?
duction exceeds 300,000,000 pounds for tho
fiscal year. The excess In production
over the figures of tho preceding year
was all made during the first half of tho
fiscal voar. On January 1 tho lacrea so
had risen to 30,012,193 pounds, but tha
last half of tlio fiscal year haH seen the
Increase steadily dwindle, until now It ap?
proximates 12.E00.OM pounds.
"Tha rato o? tobacco production in thn
Pall of 1902 was probably abnormal, and
a slackening of the pace was found nec?
essary, Tho heavy production was prob?
ably due to the reduction In the rate of
tax on smoking ?nd chewing tobacco
from 9.6 cents to 6 cents por pound.
THE MONTH OF JUNE.
June, 1003. Moy, 1003. June. 1902.
Tobacco lh??.. 29.599,950 2d,9(?3,0?? 33.210.7S8
Clears: No ,..''/?.92??.2?0 683,277,207 632,2?7.803
Small cigars.. 43.113,907 53,402,29? 01,385,148
&????? ""&.*1<B 210.756.259 200,579.370
At M conte.. ?13,786,000 41,813,000 30,5!)7,0??
Tnfnl ..275?G'3.??03 25$.?09,259 240.176.42tt
L'argo"?Is'tes. ?MW __^?163 _^?^
Totnl rie'!???. 27s7?tT.Sr?-3 259.160,4? 210,872.326
Stinti'lbs. ... 1.5M.732 1.???,??29 1.W2.640
DI1I1U- ll)h. ????.?...?,,? h?an ,, mn.,.l, nf fall.
"?uno has usually own ft month of fall?
ine production 11* smoking and chewing
tobacco but >'lls yeav lt BhoW3 ?> ?'?,1"
ove?? the previous month of May. The
otitniiT however, is not ns argo as In
the month of June. 1002, although U la
?hnnt lOfrtono rounds greater than that
Sf lune ii.nl? ?>?? Production of to.
bacco nrnmlfcs lo bo ??0|'? uniform this
vear l e? the enormous variation of 30.
iiftnition noiindrt between the months of
lowest Sn'rhlKlie?? "lotluctjon will not
be seen. U would look ? fhOVIBh tho out
-put would be more evenly spread over
??'G?? elBsrotles also the production was
-erv sail"factory, an increase of 84,745,
m?being slinwn over the corresponding
month lust year
"Thn two Ines In which a decrease is
Been are small clgui'8 und snuff, Tne
?iwm?Srhis awumed a chronic condition
??? calls or r,'1 comment. The latter
has been consUtently increasing at a
alow but steady rate, and the cause of
the nr?sent falling 9f? 8 "ot, lulte clear.
??V?ikoly ihouiih, tlmt stocks have been
lg not the only thing to ho considered. The ntiestlon Is, "How long wilt it re
tflln Us tonn?" Thn only way to decide thi? Is to buy a plano thnt has an es?
tablished reputation, and ono that has been hanfllfld In your midst for a quar?
ter of u century. "VVe hiq lo-day handling pianos thai we havo -told for nearly
twenty-five years and hnvo stood the test of time. Wo can refer you to theso
ns monuments of tho lasting qualities of our Instruments. You cannot make a
mistake In selecting from this list of high-grado Planos;
STANDARD, HAINES, KIMBALL.
Wo are the ngonts for the REGINA MUSIC BOXES, and carry a full stock
for parlor; also, NICKEL?IN-THB-8LOT for hotols and restaurants, Call and
hear them. A carload of VICTOR TALKINO MACHINES has Just been re?
ceived for our fall trade: also threo i.t.oOO) thousand DI8KS, Including all the J
popular music; also "RED SEAL RECORDS, hy all tho world's greatest living
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OLDEST MUSIC HOUSE IN-VIRGINIA..
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MORE THAN CENTENARIAN
Aunt Salile Coover Has Seen
the Light of Three Cen?
turies, and is Well
At' Mechanlcsburg, Pa., lives "Aunt
Salilo Coover," with her son and his
wife, She was born April 0, 179S. and has,
therefore, seen the light of three centu?
ries, She was a handsome bolle In her
younger days, and still retains those
features that are characteristic ot such.
Although hor hearing la slightly Impaired,
her other faoultlea are well preserved. She
ls able to be about without any assist?
ance, save the use of a cane. She has her
dally household duties to attend to, and
never forgets them, even her eight-day
clock, which she has been winding for
Sho has never ridden In a steamboat
or Stoara train, and only once on annul?e
trie road, which occurred during the
opening of such a road Through the town
In whloh she resides. Sho had been ln
ivltud and urged by the officials ot the
road to board a special oar. She was
reluctant at first, but finally consented,
and afterwards expressed herself as be
?ng dollghted. She was pnst tbe century
mark when, she took this ride.
"Aunt Salilo" was willing to pose tor
her photo, and desiring to look becoming,
she placed a particular cap on hor head,
and as ?ho was adjusting It, she said;
"This Is tho cap that I want to bo burled
In." Sho ls a momber ot tho Dunkard
Church, the customs of which do not
permit them to dress very elaborately.
filled during the past few months before
the demand materialized.
SIXTH MONTHS CALENDAR YEAR.
Tobacco, lbs. .. 104,301,992 161,1104,191
Cigars, No.3,333,492,293 3,031,242,707
Small cigars . 302,778,125 369,S10,2'.1
At $108 .1,285,042,637 1,046,291,231
At 54c. 239,022,740 153,353,815
Total .1,525,665,277 1.2?,?4?,04?
Large clgarettee .. 4,165,063 4,295,787
Total ,.,.1,629,830,310 1,223,940,533
Snuff, lbs,. 10,321,835 10,202,751
"For tho six months of the calendar
year only two of tho Items have shown
Increases, such as wo havo become ac?
customed to?cigars and cigarettes, and
even of these latter, tho sort paying S3
per thousand shows a decrease.
'Tho period may be summed up ln tho
statement that cigar and cigarette manu?
facturers have dono well tho past six
months, but the other Industries havo
not been as busy as during tho corres?
ponding period ln the preceding year.
THE YEAR'S REVENUE.
"The total revenue produced by tobac?
co during tho year was loss than that ot
last year by almost $S,500,000. Tho total
produced was $43.514,665,072. Tho receipts
from tobacco reached the highest point
In the fiscal year 1SOO-1001. Blnce that
time the taxes on the several items havo
boen lowered, and during tho past year
things have beon in about a normal con?
dition. There ls no likelihood of any
further change In the rate of tax.
"Prior to July, 1902, snuff and smoking
and chewing tobacco each paid a tax of
9.6 cents per pound. On the date men?
tioned the rate was reduced to 6 cents,
and this alone would account for fho
total deficit In revenue.
"It is ln tho Item of manufactured to?
bacco that nearly all of the deficit is seen,
it being about $10,000,000.
"Cigars show an Increase of more than
?.',???,???, whllo cigarettes show an In?
crease of nearly $1,600,000. Snufi shows
$600,000 decrease, also caused by the re?
duction In tax.'1
A Flinch Party Enjoyed by Many Young
Thursday evening, August 27th,' a most
enjoyable flinch party was given by tha
Misses Spain, at their home at Sutherland,
Va., In honor of tholr guests, Miss Emo?
l.vn Cavendish Johnson, of Richmond, Va.,
and Misses Annie Parham Sponcer and
Florence Tucker Gresham, ot Petersburg,
In the early part of the evening sev?
eral games ot flinch woro played, and
tho most Intense Interest was manifested
by the players. The games being ended,
tha doors of tho drawlng-rom wore
thrown open, and a study of ourlos waa
begun. Prizes were awarded to tho
young lady and gentleman who guessed
the greatest number of ourloH.
At 11 o'clock the couples rotlrod to the
dining-room and partook of tho delicious
refreshments, which hud been prepared
for them. The decorations consisted ot
ferns and potted plants, whloh presented
a cheerful appearance. The muslo ren?
dered by the several guests was highly
Dr. J. A. PUout, who has recently lo?
cated at Sutherland, Va., has several
cases of fever.
Mr. Edward Ross Sutherland ,of Mar?
mora, Vu,, left August 28 (or the Vtr
Klnla Military Institute, where he will
continue his studies.
Miss Emolyn Cavendish Johnson, of
Richmond, who has beep visiting Miss
??tp? Maude .Spain hau returned home.
lVa.ss Annie Parham Spencer has re?
turned home, after a pleasant visit to
the Misses Spain.
The Young Ladies Outnumbered tho
Young Men, but Enjoyed Lifea
(Specilli to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
FREDERlCKSBirRO, VA-, Aug. 2d.?An
unusual number of visitors from tho
titles have beon summering nt various
points In surrounding sections In the coun-,
llu* of Caroline. Culpeper, Orango, Staf?
ford, Bpotsylvnla. and King George and
I hey have added muoh to tho Ufo and
social gayoty of tha season, Among theso
visitors have been many charming young
ladies who brightened many homes and
whose departure for tholr own homes will
be universally regretted, AVhllat In many
localities the young ladles greatly out
numbored th* young men, ye\ the lattar
cllu not lack for pleasure and entertain
ment and greatly onjoyod country life
with Its many attractions. Many resi?
dents of this olty who have buen away
for the summer aro pow returning and
preparing to settle down for the fall and
Among the social events of the week
here was a euchre party given by Miss
Mary Thompson at hor homo on "Wednes?
day. Tho llrst prize wtiji won by Mrs. C,
R. Howard, the second by Mra. Vf. D.
Carter and the third by Mrs. W. J.
Chewnlng. Dainty refreshments wore
served and tho affair was a most enjoy?
able one. !
Mayor M. G. Willis and daughter, Miss
Nannie Willis, and nolce, Miss Janle Gor?
don, have gone to Atlantic City for a so?
journ of two weeks.
Mrs. Bottle Gordon Wallace has return?
ed from an extended visit to hor daughter,
Mrs. J. B. Polndexter, at Laplata, Aid.
AIlss Alice Gammon has returned homo
after a visit of somo weeks at Bedford
Miss Carrie Taliaferro, of Tapp'ahan
nook, Is the guest of Mrs. J, P. Rowe.
Miss Fannie Beale, who hag. been visit?
ing friends In Orango county, has return?
Mr, and Mrs. IT. H. Wallace have gone
to Rawley Springs for a two-weeks' stay.
Judgo and Mrs. John T. Goolrick havo
returned from a pleasant sojourn at Bed?
?Miss Lena Rowo Is visiting "Mr. W. L.
Bradbury and family, at "Montclalr,'"
near Nason's, In Orange county.
Messrs. Geo. AV. Shophord nnd E. J.
Smith aro spending two weeks nt At?
Dr. John Ij. Lowls. of Bothesda, Md., Is
tho guest of Mrs. A. R.? Chlchoster arid
family In Stafford counts'.
Mrs, W. Key Howard, of "Kenmore."
has gone to Clarke county, to spend some
time with friends.
Miss Agnes P. Roach has returned from
a protracted visit to friends In Orango
Miss Fannie Smith, of Alexandria, Is vis?
iting relatives here,
Miss Efllo Ware, of Washington, Is vis?
iting reltlves here.
Captain F. H. Revere and sister. Miss
VIrglo Revero, aro sojourning at popular
polnts'on tho lower Rappahannock.
Mrs. J, T). Holladay and two sons, of
Indianapolis, Tnd., havo returned homo
after a ploasant visit to relatives In Car?
Miss Berto: Burruss has returned from
a visit to friends In Faun ill e.r county. ,,
Mrs. L. L. I/iyton and children have
returned from Williamsport, Pa., where
they visited frlonds,_
NORVELLE L. H?NLEY FOR
Mr. Norvelle L. Honley Is tho nominee
of tho Democratic party In James City
county for Commonwealth's attorney.
Tho nominees for all the county ofllcers
were declared by tho County Democrats
In tho report sent out from Williams
burg, Mr. Henley's name wus inadvent
M r. Toler Improving.
Mr. Caokla Tolor, who was struck by
a car a week ago and so badly Injured,
Is Improving at the Virginia Hospital un?
der tho caro of Dr. Churlos A, Labenbcrg.
Sale of Seats.
The Board of Kenoseth Israel Congre
?atlon havo announced tho sale of Beats
or the Synagogue is now going on.
Subjects of Those Who Will
Fill City Pulpits To
Dr. J. B. Hawthorne has returned to the
city. He will fill his pulpit at the Grove
Avenue Church this morning, preachlnc
from the subject "The World's Search
for Supremo Good,"
The Rev. I. S. McElroy will preach lit
tho morning at the Grace Street Presby?
terian Church. The pulpit will be filled
at night by the Rev. Dr. A. D. MoCIure.
The Rov. B. H. Melton will preach In
the morning at the Marshall Street Chris?
tian Church. There will be no service!
at night. /
Tho Rov. W. B. Beauchamp will preach'
In the morning at Broad Street on "Eter?
nal Vigilance," and at night on "The
One Socuro "Plan to Make Your Deposit."
Dr. W. ??. Landrum, of Atlanta, -will
preach to-day at the Second Baptist
The Rev. E. B. Pollard, of Georgetown,
Ky., will preach In the Grace Street Bap?
tist Church this morning.
The Rov. L. B. Betty will prenoti In
Cloy Street Methodist Church both morn?
ing and evontng. His morning subject will
be "An Unwise Delay"; evening, "The
"Man" will be tho subject of the ser?
mon to be prehchod In tho Christian
Science Church, No. ?OJ East Main Street
The Rov. C. P. Stoaly will preach ln
the morning at Broadus Memorial on
"Sitting Before the Lord," and at night
on "Found Out."
The Rev. ??. A, Cooper will preach In
tho morning at St. James .Methodist on
"Doal Justly, ?-,??a ???"Trey, and ??a^
Hutnb," and at night on "Christ and
Dr. H. E. Johnson will preach in the
morning at Laurel Street on "Helping
the Sun to Riso,'1 His subject at night will
be, "The Jewels of tho King."
Tho Rot'. P. A. Cavo has returned to the
city and wlll.-preneh morning and night
at tho Third Christian Church.
Tho Rev. >T. AV. Mitchell will preach
morning and evonlng at the Fulton Bap?
The Rov. Vf. It. Campbell will? preach In
the morning at tho English Evangelical
Lutheran Church, and at night In the
chapel of tho Union Thouioglcnl Seminary.
lardella's Band to Play at Reservoir Park
Sacred concerts will be given at West
End Electric Park to-day by? ftirdella's
Band, One at 4 to 6 o'clock, the second
from fi to 10 o'clock. These concerts will
bo glvon each Sunday the remainder of
SALE OF FINE.CATTLE
WAS MADE YESTERDAY
Messrs. Well ond Hellstern, at the
Richmond Union Stock Yards, sold yes?
terday on private terms to Messrs. A.
Eichel afc Co. (Second Markot) twen?
ty head of oholcn ??G????a steers. These
cattle wero raised ln Orange county, and
averaged In weight over thirteen hun?
Richmond! H. L. Cabell and wife to
Benjamin Miner, 30 feet on north side
Moore Street, 70 feet -west of Harrison,
Theodore Jannlngs to Jefferson Smith,
?S feet on east side Third Street, 34 feet
Bouth of Jackson Street, subject to deed
of trust, $2,000.
Honrlco: R. L. Harrison and "wife to
J, O. Llpscomb, 131-3 feet on east side
Battery Street, botweon Potomao and
Ashley Streets, plan of Powhatan, $37.60
R. T, and Irene R. Hill to Marsarot and
Baltimore Smith, 37 0-12 feet on north side
Fells Street, northeast cornor St. John's
Mathilda and Oscar Havtman to Minnie
Lange, interest in 21-2 acres In ??^???3
vllle. a little below Richmond.
Montagne and Collins, special commis?
sioners, to Lewis H. Mundin, 41 8-12 feet
on south sido Q Street, southeast corner
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