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TREND IS DOWNWARD
IN DOMESTIC WHEAT
More Favorable Weather and Crop I eports
Cause Growth of Bo. ri.-h Sentiment,
L w r Prices i r C o:r\.
New York, July 7.?There wes
downward trend In dornest l< wh?
markets this week 1'hi
bearish sentiment was'
t>y ntorc favorable wcuthei und ci
reports, this being espedully true
the spring; wheat crbp. which was ben
Htcd by the advent er moderuti ral
over a fairly large a roil On both aid
of the border. Temperature: w ? i ? u
Bouthwcst harvesting made excclle
progress, although temporarily dels
ed In spots by rain.
It was the general impression tli
the rainfall was not sufficiently hea
or prolonged to have any ill offe, f
times the inaj-kct's downward tehden
was checked by light primary re.cetf
end fairly large withdrawals into co
sdmpcive channels. *.nd consequent
there was :. large decrease In i'lvo
able supplies, both here and abro.
the quantity on passage having f ?11
$.592.000 bushels. against ' 2,000,0
bushels a year a?o, while th( w?rli
Available showed a heavy it>ss. it
121.000 bushels, against 2,239,000 bus
c|S a year ago However, most trade
were not inclined to pay much atte
Selling during the week was stimu?
lated partly .by the favorable Kama -
report, which placed the wheat con?
dition at TP 6. against TT, according
to the June Government report. The
area to be harvested Is placed at 6,
oofi.000 acres, and the probable crop at
87,000,000 bushels. The weakness- was
mainly noticeable in the distant de?
liveries. July holding comparatively
steady, as It Is the consensus o: opinion
that only small quantities of new
wheat Of contract grade will reach
l.irge centres this month. It being real?
ised that millers all over the country
will be eager to get new wheat as
quickly as possible because many ot
them have h?en compelled to shut dovn
or reduce their output materially be?
cause of their inability to secure wheat
in regular territory.
Late in the weak wheat was again
. .? k the decline Indeed, some keen
manoeuvring t? get prices down. Nat?
urally, therefore, bear oraviers wer??
[ciulck t.. laki advantage ut the oppor?
tunity tu hummer the market Almost
Selling Wti'f stimulated chiefly by tn
[yorablo weather, and ospeeiallj in the
Northwest, where moderately heavy
i rains over ?> wld? nren li?ve been high?
ly benolici.il. although It Is s. id that
i ? . are seine places where little has
It has be, n clear and hot most of
tin time :n winter wheat territory,
and liai vesting has mrde good progress,
although sumo wheat was hurt in shoen
I by heavy rains i'abb- advices have
; been decidedly bearish. Buropoan
; markets being materially lower; but.
hevetttheless, most dealers are paying
little attention t<> markets abroad. ; s
other expoi'tlim countries. Tin do'w'ti
arily h> 1 ;!t r.Ipls at primary
points and fairly heavy withdrawals
into consumption channels, both do?
mestic and foreign, and hence there
may be another big decrease in the
visible supply on Monday.
Lower Price* I'or Corn
Corn and oats have weakenei ma?
terially, as the weather has been line
all over the country, and the crops are
making good progress. Rarring acci?
dents, it is believed that the yield of
oats and corn will be uncommonly
large, although the corn cop Is some?
what backward and In need of m?.ds
j ture In some places. Still. It is too
I early in the season to borrow trouble
I on that score, and the week-end de?
cline showed that the market is In
I dined to look upon the most favorable
aspect of the situation.
CROP NEWS ENGAGES
New York, July "?Considerable ,
progress was made la6t week In the
development of conditions which fix j
values, but the stock market made
tltful and uncertain response Iii the
movement of prices and the appraise?
ment of conditions. The conclusion of
the bitterly contested preliminary
struggle for the nominations for
President did not result in any pro?
nounced stock market action,
Crop news enguged an Increased
share of attervjion. In view of the j
opproach of the critical period for!
the principal yields. The governments
estimate of cotton acreage was re?
garded us especially Important on ae- j
count of He pbsiponento.ut to a month j
later than ordinary, with Increase ot
reliability. The falling off In plant- j
ed area from last year's acreage was
greater than the speculator antici?
pated, and tho condition average also
wits lower than expected The sharp,
upturn In cotton pries witnessed to
these speculative dis:\ppolntniunls.
In tho larger bearing of the figures
on the ejuestion of the prosperlt or
the cotton region, encouraging deduc?
tions, were ?rawn. Only by .compar?
ison with last year's record yield was
tho promised crop unflattet ing. The
prices at which the crop is rated
i|lves pssurance frf the (Wholesome j
tibsorptlor. whlclj has token place of
last year's enormous stocks and the
demand in sight to take cure of an- J
other largo outturn
, Anxiety was relieved over the spring
wheat crop and early harvesting re?
turns from the Southwest inj Hided ad?
vices oi eager demand for field hands
and for cars to move winter wheat.
Sentiment in the stiel trade re?
mained good. June production in pig
iron underwent further expansion, and
the July 1 rate of production was in
oxcess of the June 1 rule and of the
Juno daily average. The heavy o'll
pul, however. Is believed to have over?
taken the new orders, even with the
enormous specifications induced by the
July 1 advance In prices. Second
quarter earnings of tho L'nited Status
j Steel Corporation are subject to the
usual conjecture, which points to lit?
tle margin over dividend require*
me.nts. While the tonnage chipped
during the Urst quarter w'as tho lnrg
? st for any similar period In the cor
^oraTlon's history, low prices still
j ruled tor most of it.
Last week's returns of the great
' foreign banks showed the expected
heavy requirements of tne ^uly set?
tlements, the passing Of which was
followed by relaxation of money mnr
kcts abroad Complaints still come of
tho glut of undigested hbcurlties In
those markets Additional gold was
shippod from New York to Paris.
From the domestic interior comes the
beginning of a demand for currency
shipments, consequent upon the move?
ment of the crops.
OE CROP CONDITIONS
NY--.v Orleans. La.. July 7.?Th, ? ..t
ton trade this week will settle down t.
serious consideration of the problem thi
growing crpp presents. No two :n
counts seem to ugroi is to th.
condition, except possibl> tin.-, fror
T.xa<,, where the Crop appears I?. b
uniformly good; Other parts >'i lb
belt apparently halve very spotti
crops. The eastern belt has had
great deai of rain Ol late, and it Is ih
opinion of the bulls that n t in
more rain can full without hi :
damage resulting. In spite ?>: t;.'
tome reports say that portions el i Ii
Atlantic Stai .. ? ? been behelHod
the moisture. Hulls, will probably 1
till., to bring a further advance th
rains continue in the West. It al>
certain that b.-:g!:i had dry wenlhi
In that part if the tell would encou
Kot. pure and simple, this we, k,
the trade trying to find out just ? >.
the crop does heed.
looked for Ulis weck, but It Is harJly
probable that receipts of now cotton
will he heavy enough to have much of
a Kcntlmentttl effect on the market.
ItlcbiiMinUerM it I lluckroe llencb,
I Specla 1 to The Times- Dispatch'. ] |
Buckroe Beach, v.l.. July 7.?Cap-,
tain JOhh Shell, Richmond, and his
j fauiily liii Bursts' ol Mr, and Mr.?. a.;
! Tyler Hun at their cottage. I
} Mr and Mr.-. C. |( While, 0f Hieh
I mond. have returned home, after a I
.visit to Mr und Mrs Hull.
ltlchniondeis registering lit the
iBuckrVu i!.,!,: for tin |>aat week are:
Miss ..tilla Aiihii Grant, A. Quint, \V.
A N'eal. Mr* v.. a Neal. W. O. Rend
ilethard and wife, Mrs. E. W. Ortce.
I Miss Kosa Raglaud. Miss Catherine
IAnderson. P B|unohard, a. u Mat
: i. rh, i; ! ? Zlmmerhiiin, Mrs. H. l>.
; /.im!!'., in till Mi and Mrs. Hugh II.
I I., v. Is. O Pa i risk, R Bi McCurdy.
i Mr an.i Mis N It Watt. W. A. Cren
'? M'.aw. c. Is", l.assiior, Mrs C. K. Las
sltei Mis.- Edith latsslter, Miss Ii'llle
J.aKsii i . r .- Oaies, E. P. Goodwin,
Josephine Tlgh?r, j, n. Glase,
(Mrt M P Eppe.? Mr. nhd Mrs. It. K.
C< hy, A P. Cotislns, Mamie Walker,
Bridgeport Mrs. i: Bridgeport, \V. W.
c?tt?x noni>? iu:
ti riding In cott good*
mcnt cotion r?-p' : t :
prices was not-.? .
Print cloths, convert Ufi
g&Ods suitable toi the o
trade? hold v r .-.:
?? ? ll under order (er i
to sixty day:. Pine and
ties are being shown. P
tor. goods rule about a
Print cloths. H'-lnch 64
Sf 1-2-lnch 61x64s, i-8? .
ings, Southern standards,
tmS. 0-OUY.re. |3 1 - ic
ounce, 18c; standard star
I 1-te; standard prints,
ginghams, 3 l-4c.
OPK-N AN ACCOUNT WITH
THE UNION BANK
1507 EA87 MAIN STREET,
li.oO MAX BS A START, 3 PKH
SLEHP may mot
ee 11 mm
Quoted as Having Declared lie
Will Nbt Be Candidate
Abihgdon, vs.. July '?Thertj has
been a turren'i rumor for se\eral weeks!
t>.->.t !<.,."?? hi Slewip would not be a
lldato for '".ingress next fall. As
.1 < >nflrmailon of this rumor, W. K
Williams, Kime: cashier of the Pel-,
I li ? Rank at this place, now loeftte't .
::. Kent . ky, stated to several friends
ti.it Mr, Blcmp, whlio ?n a visit to;
Kentucky, had (.?mrci him that he
would under no oondltlon conuent to
make the taee for re-election, It is
pupji'.red that rtleeenalon ntnong ll"'
publlenrvs In thlr: dlatricl >>->? causel j
yir. M'.-n;? to djecVtS 'i.yoa this con*--- I
!ADVANCE CAUSED BY
, GOVERNMENT REPORT
Estimate So Muca. Less Than Trade Had
Itxpected That it ? sa Regarded
! Now York, July 7.?The market'*
. nation an.I ?utiook wuti ? hnnt this
week by the government's crop tport.
aniiounct i at 12 o'clock on Wednesday,
Its condition und acreage estimates
jibii would show an Improvement from
fore when the government's estimate
proved >-o much i-?ss titan the trade hud
.been educated to expect thui It was re
h ttsoning applied to the govitrtimert'i
'estimate oh I . a< reago. which it piacc-J
ui !<l,t>97i(?00 acres, against J8,681,0Ui)
estimated to liove been planted for iaM
year's bumper crop, or a decrcaso ol
i 7 per Cent . against an average -i about
?; per cent in the various private crop
reports which hWd l>uon previously
Tills iV?ek'M Vilvane* Iii I'rloes.
the bttiir to the bull sole qf the market,
I untl the effect was lo produce stiel'
large buying in this market and at
Liverpool for both long and short ac?
counts tii.it prices jumped Wednesday
afternoon thirty points and maintained
i f.venty-tlve of this, and yesterday there
was a further rise of ten to twelve
points This additional advance of
yesterday followed a shurper rise at
Liverpool, wliile our market was closed
on Thursday, than had been expected
; und caused further general buying. It
was not until the rise had carried the
new crop options up to very close to
i 12 cents that heavy selling checked the
'advance. Thus the market had an ex
i trcme rise from last Saturday's quota
; tions of between forty und forty-five
\ points to the high level of yesterday
morning. with July then selling u'.
111.61. August 11.67, for the remaining
: old crop hibhths, against 11.75 tor S< ;?
' t. inner. October 11.81?, December 11.07,
jahd January 11.91, for the now- crop,
laovcrnment Crop Reports.
The future course of the market now
depends entirely upon the character of
the weather the balance of tills month,
BS affecting the progress of the crop,
l throughout the belt for the next gov?
ernment crop report, due on August 3,
fbi the condition of tin plants to th.>
ige date of July lb, There tue
many in the trade, who not only believe
the rendition <>f the crop is belter to?
day than the government's estimate
Percentage $0.1, but aibo that the
. cregue is. much larger than repre?
sented It is a well-known tact which
last year its revin,,1 reports .torn lib
preliinnary estimates have endeavored
t<> make up for the jo error*;
liven without making any ullowhnce
foi this, the present acreage; is the
largest on record with Iho single ex?
ception ol lust year. In view of this
fact, i' i.-- quite 'within the range of
possibilities that another large crop
rnuy yet bii produced ? peclitlly in the
event of most Of tli. cotton Statt1* being
fuvpred with an average ui good grow,
lug weather from now until the middle
of August That is in reality the most
critical period the crop lias to pass
through, for It Js during that time that
the great bulk of tin rop is either
inn b or marred.
\- i<> the i ottoii Outlook.
Im 8aid against thi crop :> that it Is
stlil three weeks late on llio average
and that it is more stisi ptlbl? ,1am
Kgc tu.ui worms in in. Atlantic and
central part of the belt than any Other
? rop in recent years, Horn too much
rain having fallen in that section the
past six weeks. In Other sections of
the belt the crop outlook is considered
as very satisfactory, although there
have been some reports of lute com?
plaining of the need of more moisture
In Arkansas. Oklahoma and the north?
ern half or Texas. Aside from th's
feature and the fact that the present
average condition of 80.4 per cent, is
3-10 of 1 per cent less than the aver?
age condition to June for the past
ten years, t.'iere Is nothing yet in the
general situation and outlook of the
crop threatening less than a good av
erage yield of 13,500.000 to ll.0n0.0oo
How the markets may be Influenced
by tin- present speculative feeiine and
the disposition to view th" situation
in Its worst uspe<t> Is not within the
province or abllit; el the writer to
forecast The weather > ondtti >ns from
day to day will be tic moSf potent fac?
tor, however, on trade sentiment in In?
fluencing further speculative huy-.ng at
the present range of prices.
i> ptHoVO I
its that tl
10 MEET_JULY 101
President Barringer Maintains
Silence as to Probability
of His Resignation.
Bliicttsburg, Va . July 7 ?The board
of visitors of ibo Virginia Polytech?
nic Institute will hold wu- regular
July meeting Wednesday, July 1", at
llounoke. -\t this meeting the four
new 'members will meet ftvlth ifio
board for the tirst time, and sev?
eral of these are expected to sp< hd a
day her,, b, forehand, in order lo ac?
quaint themselves with the college In
all Its departments, and so be In a
position to act promptly and safely
on th<- many important mutters that
will come up at tli, meeting next
week. President Ha: ringer continues
to maintain ellenco as to any prob?
ability of his resignation at this lime.
About twenty of the cadets are
Istsaying at- tho college during the
vacation, some making up shop work
and others employed in carrying on
the work of such departments as are
not closed during the summer. Offices
In the agricultural department and the
administration building nre open dally
for the transaction of necessary bus?
Only one of the homes On the cam?
pus Is closed for the summer und
nearly all the professors are at the
institute. In August a number will
attend the various conventions and
associations of their special branches
or will take a vacation in other ways.
Dr. F. A. Bach, Stale Entomologist
for two years, lias resigned that po?
sition to take up work with the Unit?
ed States Department of Agriculture.
Dr. Bach hhs been assigned to spe?
cial work in the Ilawaiiu islands for
a yO?r and will sail from San Francis?
CO early In August,
Dr. N. S. Mayo, of the chair of
. i! husbandry, is on a trip to
Panama, Costa Rica' and Cuba. Ha.
will return to Bliickburg in August.
Work on the 'Alumni Gate" ha.'
hi i n resumed, and It is hoped to eo'm
ple tills by the opening of another
Begins Fifth Year of Pastorate,
Lynchburg, Va., July 7.?Rev. W. A.
Ay res, paStoi of the College Hill Bay
tiSI church, 'he largest church In the
city, to.day began the fifth year of
his pastorate Mr. Ayres came to
Lyrichburg from North Carolina',
Movement to Place Fishing In?
dustry Under One
(SpotiJl to The T;ir.es-Dispatch.]
lleathsvllle, Va.. July 7.?The ftsh
Ihg Industry! always a topic of inter?
est whenever the prosperity of the
Northern Keck i> d'scussed, has taken
I on ah added interest recently through
the plan of capitalists to merge the
whole industry under one head, all
the factories being Subject to one
M. J Payne, representing capitalists
of Richmond and other parts of Vir?
ginia, was ':- Lancaster und Northum?
berland counties last week in connec?
tion with this plan.
Thi plan, as outlined by Mr. Payne.
Is to get the various fertilizer works
under uiie head, this merging com?
pany also to control other enterprises,
lit connection with the factories. Urge
shipyards are to be established and
Operated for the building and repair
j lug of steamers, machine shops to be
put in operation to care for the ma?
chinery, .1 jargc oil refining plant to
be built, so that oil can bo refined
here at home before being put on the
market, and .?pother plant for the
I preparation of s'e.rap fish Into commer?
The company's own commissary de?
partment Is to furnish provisions for
the various plants, and coal contracts
will b. made for nil. It Is planned
to have on. distributing point for the
fertilizers u !.> 1 ready for the market
'and another for the oil.
I '!'.:. factories between the Delaware
I Breakwatei a point below the
ylrg hia Capes, Including the Chesa
I poako and It:- tributaries, must be se?
cured in : to effect the combine,
and options or. e.early that number
I have already been secured.
I t'nder the new merger the factories
? will not lose their identity, but nil
[will be subject to the same manage
i ontrnef for Xew School House
[Special t.rThe Times-Dispatch.]
I>ynchburg, vB., July 7.?The Bed?
ford county school hoard has let a con- j
traet for construction of n four-room
school house at Chamblissburg, that
county, The cost of the building is to
be M.200, and it is to he completed by
a number of men who have taken the first -tep in the right
direction. That is to say. they nave had their wills written?
Some of them for weeks, others for months, a few for over a
year?hut they have not yet executed them. Perhaps some
slight change is t>> be made. In any event, they are putting
the matter r>ft', intending to fix it any day.
Delay no longer, but come in!
Virginia Trust Co.
Capital, One Million
YOU WILL BE SURPRISED to find how easy it is to
save and how quickly your balance mounts up if yon will
"?pen an account in our
The July dividends in our Savings Department draw 3 per
cent, interest, payable on demand.
Do it*>* delay. Open an account at once with this- strong
institution. \Vc solicit Commercial, Personal and Savings
BANK OF COMMERCE
JOS. E. WILLARD.President
A. R. KOLLADAY .Vice-President
I R. M. KENT, Jr., .Yice-Presk
II. 1>. CAMPBELI.Cus
Of the depositors' interests has hern the keynote of the snr
Richmond's Strictly Commercial Bank
Such protection has earned for it a well-deserved reputation
tor strength and security?and the confidence of its patrons..
Planters National Bank
OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.
Capital .$ 300,000.00
Surplus and Profits.$1,400,000.0?
Three Per Cent. Interest, Compounded Semi-annunlly,
Paid in Savings Department.
BIG INCREASE Irl
Danville Association Hears An?
nual Reports of
[Special lo The Times-Dispatch.]
Danville, Va-, July 7.?Practically
every tobacco firm In the city tvaa
represented at the meeting of tlie Dan?
ville Tobacco Association, which hud
its annual session in the rooms, of the
commercial Association. The meeting
was a most enthusiastic one, and sev.
oral matters oi considerable Import
Umid to the local manufacturers and
those people who are interested In
iac movements of the lo'.at market
wa= discussed, one ot tnesc wan tl?e
min ot iiufeiun and reopen 111 g the)
warehouses, aha It was agreed that.
beginning next year, from June 16 to
August to, the sales shall be discon?
When the election of officers for tilt
coming year was taken up there was,
a. lively liijcui^ion over tr.e choice :or
secretary und treasurer and supervisor,
and also over the raising of Ills sal?
ary. After some discussion it was de?
cided to allow tili, officer il.J'.'v per
annum, .n lieu of the ?1.000 he lias
W. T. Cousin* was elected president
of the association; Andrew Jumvison,
vice-president, and I. S. Bend all, tucre
lary-treaaurer and supervisor.
The annual report o: the retiring
president, Archibald Keen, was read
by him, and It proved 10 lie an inter?
esting account of the past year's doings
on the locul market und showed an
increase in sales o: a million and a
quarter pounds over the previous yeat,
and a genera; increase in receipts b.v
this local tobscco manufacturers
The report indors. d the work that
was started last year by the PlttSyl
vanla Good Roads Association, and
forecasted even a larger amount of
tobacco sent to Datrvllle as soon as the
highways have been Improved.
The forecast made by the president,
while a little early to bo intelligent,
points to a large crop this year, pro?
vided the weather conditions are sat?
isfactory. There Is a considerable In?
crease In acreage of the Old Belt to?
A meeting of the Finance Commit?
tee Wlil be held In the City Auditor's
office to-morrow for the purpose of
opening sealed Mds for tf.O.ODO I 1-n
per cent, thirty-year refunding bonds.
This issue is made ft.r the purpose of
meeting a like amount of c per cent.
Danville and New River bonds, which
mature on AUgust 1. the total i.nount
of the Issue made in issj being $fi0.
.' The extra t?i",000 will be met and
paid for by the city sinking fund.
The fourth of July was celebrated
in a very safe ann sane manner, no
m.shaps of any kind marring the en?
joyment of the day, which broke glo?
riously. A little rain fell at midday.
I <uit it was only a shower, and did not
eietcr a large crowd of holiday-makers,
from go'ng to Ballot! Park, which was
toe Mecca of enjoyment-seekers.
The feature of the day's proceedings
was the program arranged by the local
tribe of Red Men. who entertained a
large number of delegates from nearby
towns. Mayor Harry wooding deliver-I
I ? 'I an address of welcome to the visit-j
. ing brethren and George W. Whitlor.
i the Grand .Sachem, from Newport News,
delivered the principal oration.
Raseball games. races anel other
: sports were indulged In throughout the
' day, nnd in the evening there was
dancing, hundreds of people gathering
round tho dancing pavilion.
The police had little difficulty 'n
coping with the unusual amount of
i people In tho city, and only twenty?
< eight cases confronted the Mayor when
; he took tho bench in tho e^otirt room
oh Friday morning. Little, or no In
; terest centred around tho outcome of
'? tho Johnson-Flynn fight and only a
i listless lew gathered round the hul
? letin boards to rcud tho results.
Attendance I? Large.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
i Galax. Va.. July 7.?Tho State normal
Which opened hero on lost Monday
under the management of Mr F. R
Fltzp?trlck, of Ronnoke In the most
1 largely attended of any session yet
held at this place. The enrollment on
the first day was 17? which is greater
than the first day's enrollment In the
history of the institution. Contrary
to the old Idea that State normals arc
simply for n months outing and vnca
tllon. thin r>r.e is a month's h.vrd work
and Study. As an evidence of this fact
the forenoon of July I. which Is a legal
holiday, wns nppropriajed to work.
The climate and surroundings make
this an Ideal rlace for such a school.
Theio three words mean suc?
cess to any Institution. They
have helped to make this hank
the strong, useful organization
it If to-day. A business of the
sire of ours demands this close
attention to small matters, and
we give It carefully.
First National Bank
It'll ISA SI MMN.
npltal and gorn'wr. ?2,000,000.00
Manchester National Bank
Progressive methods combined
with absolute safetv of funds.
National Bank of Virginia
Surplus Profits. .$ 700,000
Ninth and Main Streets.
One of our banking offices ii in YOUR
OF GOOD QUALITY
j Geologist for Government Makes
Investigation in Buck?
[Special to The Timea-Dispatch. J
Arvonia. Vs.. July 7.?Professor T.
S'elson Dale, geologist for the United
States government, and connected with
ihe United States Geographical Survey,
i ecently visited the Buckingham slate
field for the purpose or studying close ?
ly several of the qut-rrler, which here?
tofore hud not been closely studied by
the government experts, gathering ma?
terial for his new book on the sub
leci e>f "Slate PopoMts and the Slate
Industry of the United States." PrbfeS
fiale In an F'nglishnient by birth,
who now makes his home In PfttSfleld,
Mass.. being employed for all h's time
by the government.
Or. Dale has compiled a most Inter?
esting and valuable book on the Vir?
ginia slate, giving therein the history
of the slate industry in the State, the
extent of the Industry, a complete
chemical study of the mater.al and all
other facts in regard to this Inter
I e.'tlng subject.
I The Virginia slate, according to the
I government reports, Is one of the most
durable, non-fadable and serviceable
In the world, and Is In r.ome respect.,
! the liest slate produced anywhere In
I the. United States. The quarries were
i opened here before isr,.">. according to
I the report of W. 11. Rogers, for lone
beforo that the State Cnpltol In Rich
I mond had been covered with Buck?
ingham slate. When the University of
vlrginin was erected. In 112*.. the
buMdingS were covered with this slate
The report states that the old Rich?
mond Theatre was covered with Buck?
ingham slate for sixty years, and dur?
ing that time no pnrt'.clo of discolora?
tion and p.i degree of fading was no?
There are now six or seven quarr'es
in successful operation In this slat..
Held, and the flnlahed product Is sh'p
ped nil over the country, but princi?
pally to the Southern State?, whlnh are
now In nn unparalleled eondlt'on "f
I nrosDcrlty. A now structural rail! b^-?
! Richmond, Freflericis?'g & Potomac R. R.
j TO AND FROM WASHINGTON AND BEYOND.
j I.vuvu Richmond
?i.en A.M. Iljrdsusta.
?8.00 A.M. Muln tit. Sta.
?X.10 A.M. Itj i J St. M.i.
?U.tll A.M. L)rd M. sin.
?l?.ill i.n II) rd St. M?
IS.ojp.M.iijrd St. sta.
?NU.II IV?, llyrJ St. Sta.
?4.16 P.M. Klt>* Station
?6.1?P.M. MnlnKU Sta
?8. HO P.M. Hrr.l m. Ma.
?7.1.0 A.M. HjrdSt.Sta.
.M .:. >..?i. : Iba StattoD.
til..15 A.M. Iljid St. Sta.
?1.18 P.M. Main St. Sta.
?i.Gtl P.M. ItjrflSl.Sla.
??.17 P.M. Main St. St*.
?4J.40 I' M. HjtdM.sta.
?O.rtl P.M. Il}r<l St.81?.
?I 1.17 P.M. Main M. Sta.
ACCOMMODATION TRAINS WEEKDAYS.
Lfaire Itrrd St. Sta. 4.00 I". M. for Freaerlekabarg.
Lear* Elba Btt. 7.48 a. ?.,6.26 V. M. far Athlaoa.
, ArrlrelWrd St.Bla.8.Jtn A.M. from Frederick*!)'*.
I ArrlTr hllio Kla. MO A.M..ft JO P.M.froni A-liland.
?Daily. IWeekdaya. e Sundays only.
All tram* to or from Byrd Street Station
atop at Elba. Time of arrivals and dcuarturca
aot cuaraatocd. Read Iba sigua.
PREMIER ? AitRIKH UK THE SOUTH.
'J r?iui :.? .i iItii broond.
N. B.?Kollovvlng gahsaule ngiirej publish*
cd aa information and nut guaranteed.
Kor Iii? South?Dally: C:lu a. M. Local.
Truina Arrive Klchmond.
Krim ihn .-..at:,: '...a A. it ? tb A. ^1
1:0? P. M.. ?:?*, P. M. dally; u:m Hi. Sun.
From Watt Point; 'j;30 A. it. dnliy. UtSS A.
il . llor.. Wad. and Frl.. 4:11 1'. U. Ex bun.
8. 11. BUROE88, L>. p. A..
Ui~. K Main st. Phona Madlaon -":
10:41 A it. Express. 6:W lt. ijxpreaa.
wilt, tlectrh lighted Stamping Car tor at
.an'.a and Birmingham. 11:4* 1'. M. Bxpreaa.
IVoek Day*: i.i-, p. it. Local.
YORK RIVER LINE.
4:10 P. M.?Dally.?Connecting for Baltl
moii lion. W-d and Friday. 4:00 A. M.?Ki
buti. and Z 1' I', il.?MOO., Wad, and Fri?
Chesapeake & Ohio, Railway
' A -Local?Dally--Ch'vll|e.'* * Eg. sun.
I? i?- A. ? Exprvta-Daily?Norfolk. Old Point,
tlu.oo a. ?Loca. -Daily ?Lchbg.. Ltx c. Pom?
?Li:vd Noon?Expreia?Dally?Norfolk Oij Pt.
?-?.if. P.?Expreaa?Dally, ein.. Lviiie.
|4:00 P.?Expreaa?Dally?Norfolk, N. Newa.
4:00 F.?Loca; ? Dal.y?N. Newa, Old Point.
t*U P.?Local?dSx. Bun.-Gordousvtlta,
?" 1? P.? Luc?.-Ex. sun ?".ct.bg. Natural
Bridge, CltftSo i urge.
?6 40 IV ?Limited?Dai y?Cincln'tl. Chicago.
?ltltO 1*.? Expreaa?Dally?Cincinnati. L'vllla.
?.->.eepera. 'J'ar.or Cara.
TRAINS AllltlVE RICHMOND? Local from
Eaat: ?10 A. M-. 7:40 P. M. Through from
Eaal: y.:2Q a. M.. 1:06 P. M., '..Hi P. M. Local
trorn Wait: t:lo a. M . a. M., uid
7.? P. M Through: litt a. M., Ii;? A.
M. and J 60 P. M.
Jamea Wvcr Line: ??Sje A. M. 4 40 P. M.
??"Jaliy ?WDi tunday.
Norfolk & Western Railway
Schedule In Effect June 17, li.z.
Leave tiyrd Street Station, Hlchmona. Foit
NORFOLK u: 1j A M. ??? /. A. lt., u? *
p. m . m u p. M . I?7:3. p. M.
FOR I.Y.N'CHBURG AND I HB WEST: ?*:11
a M . ?:. '?? A M. a?:00 P Mi, ??:.& p. at.
Arrtvo Richmond from Norfolk: ull:40 a.
M tt a. m . ?* ? it. b.o.a p. it ,
?ll.J.- 1'. M. From th? Weal. '4:4*; A. M.
a;MG P. M.. \>\:\i p. ?*.?. p, i: . p,
?Daily. aDally ex. Sunday. bSu.-.day only.
V. B BEVILL. I!. H. BOSLBT,
O. p. a . ltuanoke. D i a - 11: hmond.
KicDmood k PelersDurj- -lec;ric Kailway
Cara .um iia:. haaKir, Seventh and Perrj
r-'.i^?tfc, tut- Petersburg:
??. -. ??, lu, ;.. *U A at.,' L' t, *3. 4. a
"6.4 ? . ... ??. til P. M.
;. ) p M . tur ci.enter. '.2.01 midnight foi
! cara leavo Petersburg, loot of Sycamore
?treet, Mr Muncbeeter;
?- :.. t _ ?*. ... I a, I st. -:-.?.
A. it ; ?. ?1:1S, . ? i?. ?4:?$, 6.4J, 6:ai.
?I.iS. b.Si. *.J?. ?10140, 11 10 P. M.
. (Dally, except Sunday a and hullday*.
?Carrlea ba?g.^.. and expreaa.
I ??Limited, ex.-rp: Bundaya and holidays.
I All cara from Petersburg connabt with
i t..j tor Kic.?.a.or..t
I ItlOII.MUMl AM? I III >.\l I. thl. 11A\
RAII.\VA*t I UMFANV.
Schedule of Eloctrle Trains, cffa'tl-ve May
10, V-?. Leave Richmond, Laurel and Bruad
Utraatg; b ??. OC A. i! . ?7 m A. it., m:10 A.
it. ?:it a. it.. "loa-j a. m . lino .v. m . : :c
P. M . !:10 P. M.. 3;*.v P. M. blttt P. M., l:u
P. il., t:iu P. M., 7:10 P. il . bi.10 p. il..
:. ... p M . ll:4J P. it. Laave Aahland, Eng?
land niiil Mapli Streets: 'i.U, A. M.. t. ?! a,
M - ? , M Ml -. a. M., 10:00 Ai it., '?U .t?>
a. il.. ?:. w m . ??: oo p. m . i:M P. .m . ? 01
p. II., 4 art P. M . bi.O) P. M . 4 > p. M . J ?:
p m . - oo P. m . b?:00 p. M . :: ? p. ii.
?Dally except Sunday. "Sonde} only.
KEABOARD AJB I.IM:.
Southbound traina acbeduled to leave Rich*
mond dally: 3 ui a il.?Local to Nor.lr.a.
1:10 P M.?Slaapers and coaches, Atlanta,
Birmingham. Savannah, Jacksonville l .1
A. it? S eepera and coaetie?. Jackaonvl .
U:? P. il -e.eepen and coaohe?, Atlanta,
Bli inlagr.u m. Mamphla, N'ortbbound Iratnt
achedu.ed to arriva In Klcr.mond dalli i
7:10 A. M.. S:*0 A. M.. (:0g P. M.. 6:10 P. y...
OLD DO.MINION LINfcT"
Lt. Richmond foot of Asli Si. daily.7.w p. at.
Lvtvo Newport Newa.6:00 A. it.
Arrive Norfolk.6:00 A. i:.
Connects wttn main lino ateati.ers leaving
\o.-....K 'or New v?rk daily, axcapt Sunday,
}:00 P. il. ConBecilons also nuJu by N. .a
W. By. ? P. M. and >:. & o. Ry. al 4 P. M.
Sight lino il?4?merg itep at c.arsiuout to
land or racelv? paaacngcra on i.e.,a., au4
will Ua mat by puo.ic convayaoca.
MKOlMA NAVIGATION co. (istlaetlva
ilurci -:>.? J.nu< Rival o> u..y.igm f0r
Norfolk and old Point. Newport Nawa und
a,, J.i.iet Hiver lanu;nga Steat'nai ig.\,i
Xocoai. Wedhasday ?tid Friday at 6.a0 a.
it. freight received for all Jaiiiaa uui
laadtBSi. 'Phoha ilaalaoa lit.
Main ticket ?irrt.e. a:: K. alaln Mraat,
Travel Without Trouble
America and Europe
Includes railroad, steamship, Inde?
pendent tickets, with hotel aocomiiiu
"ASK MR. DOWSUN,"
70S \Z. Main st.. Richmond. V?.
just been erected at Penlan, up the
slate valley, and this mill will furn'sh
all kinds of muterlal. such an door?
steps, window frames, electrical In?
sulator.--, r.ath tubs, etc.
I Thd slate 's harder than that of
Pennsylvania, but is much more dura?
ble, and is consequently highor <n
grade, and more sought after by Hiom;
who Wsh the best possible roofing
I While hero Dr. Dale was presented
I with a remarkable, cur'osdty by Thomas
I E. Williams, owner of tho most ox
! tensive slate properties hore. Tills was
In the nature of a fossil cr'nold, which
wan found in one of tho deep slate
I quarries of the Williams company; The
j or nold embedded in slate Is a cttr-oslty
I indeed, and Is of great geologic value.
1 The fossil discovered here was In life
j so many ages ago that It would be
I quite impossible to say whew It was
deposit..! In Its long-'mnrlsoned homo
in the slato beds. Certainly many rri l
llons of years ago. The crlnold is a
cross between plant and animal, having
some of the inst'nctt of the vegetable
and som* ot" the animal kingdom. All
crlnolds arc fotX'l in the deep seas,
hence 'n those ages past all this Sec
, tlon was undoubtedly submerged. This
I feather star, as 't U soniatlmea called.
?-:i> wrapped and bOXOd most carofully
and sent to the National Musouin in
Washington. Tho government author!,
ties were profuse In their thanks to
Mr. Williams for thn valuable gift.
EARTH TREMORS RECORDED
Shocks neavlest Since San FYanrlNCaj
Dlfinntrr In UMMi.
Washington, July 1.?The heaviest
earthquake shocks since the San Fran?
cisco disaster of lf?0? wore recorded
to-day on the ?olsmograph r>t the
Oeorgetown ITnlvorsity Obsorvatory,
Tho distance was calculated at a.OOfl
miles nn.l lh? direction tincertnin. Tho
tremors eontlntied for two hours.