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OF CAR COHPAMV
Stockholders of Street Railway
Line Approve Work of
HAD PROSPEROUS YEAR
Large Improvements Are Now.
in Progress Here and
At th? third annual meeting of the
atoekbaldar* of the Virginia Railway
and Power Company, held In the sen-'
era! offices af tbe company In this city
yesterday, the annual report af the di?
rector*, showing the best year In tbe
history of the company, waa approved.
Director* were elected as follows:
Frank J?r Gould. New Tork. Thomas
8. Wheelwright. Richmond; Frits Sit-'
terdtng. Richmond; Henry W. Ander?
son. Richmond; R Lancaster Williams.
Baltimore; Percy M. Chandler. Phila?
delphia; Guy Phillipe. New Tork; Na?
thaniel A Campbell. New York; George
H. Taylor. New pork; Prank O. Briggs,
Trenton. N. X; P. W. Robe ling. Jr..
Trenton. N. J.; Calgwsll Hardy. Nor?
folk; Fergus ReldL Norfolk; James U.
More than 172.000 shares out of the'
total af 111.481 shares outstanding ,
were represented at the meeting- Tbe
board of directors will meet in New
Tork next Twssdsy to eiset ?gleers.
Ths aasual report la tbe most com?
plete ever published by thla company,
and Is declared bp expert accountants
to be ens at the most elaborate Issued,
by a traction company, going as tolly
into all the details of operation as dot
the annual reports of large railway
systems. Probably the most striking:
paragraph In the report la that on }
taxes, showing that the company paid j
* in taxes and license* last year 020*.-:
7IO.lt. la addition to which It paid for
roadbed savins; during the year *10*.
172.11, and last aa school and labor
tickets, ss compared with regular tlck
ete. 171,MO; these two Items being re
euiremenu of the franchises, aad In
that sense a franchise tax. making tbe
total contribution to the public. S411
Ths report la the first covering an
entire pear of operation sines the mer?
ger of the Virginia Railway aad Power
Company with the Norfolk aad Ports?
mouth Traction Company, effective July
l. 1?1L ? _ _
The operations of the Norfolk aad
Ocean View RaUway Company aad the i
City Gas Company af Norfolk, both or "
which are controlled by tbe Virginia'
Railway sad Power Company, are!
shown, and the report states that tbe
Unas of ths Norfolk Railway and Leght;
Company are being operated under a,
ninety-nine-year lease. The company
baa la operation la Richmond city ?0.0'
miles of single trank, in Haarlos Conn- [
ty. SI miles: in Chesterfield County. SI.
miles: la Petaraburg. 0.0 miles, in Nor- j
folk city. 01.0 miles: la Portsmouth.J
17.S miles, and In Norfolk County. 00.0
miles, haaisg a total Single track mile
Sg* of ttfcJl K?los. TW* in ta oper
Stlsa Ml doubls-truck gag SM SlagJo
truek passenger ' ears sad forty-two
Tbs sal* of ta* Seven Pias* 11a*.
ILM alles lata Haarlos County, ta the
Richmond and Bs pa ah in nook River
Railway for ttl.OOO la cash. Is report?
ed, the Una bavins; been before un?
profitable because of onerous transfer
requirements to the end of the IIa*.
The gross earnings of the company
for the year were I4.0U.10S ?2. an ln
j crease for ail the properties of 0221.??*;
operating expense*. tMI2.MI.7S; oth?
er income. $??.150.07; tax** and licenses.
?SM.7tS.2S. leering the Income applica?
ble to fixed charges and rentals. $1,937.
j 151.5*. The total fixed charges and
rentals were 11,158.412.48, leaving the
surplus. 1711,847.10. an increase of
I Dividends ssrgregatirtg 5 par cent
' were paid on the preferred stock and or
2 per cent on the common stock, mak?
ing a total dividend of 1021.04?. leaving
the surplus for the year, after payment
of dividends and other fixed charges.
The general balance abeet shows the
total assets of 04?,964.O44.2t.
In the schedule of Improvements
completed during the year there la
shown In Richmond alone 23.532 feet
of track rebuilt of girder rail on con?
crete foundation. In Norfolk and
Portsmouth there were rebuilt 22.200.3
feet of track, making a total of 45.
S31.3 feet, or about eight and one-half
miles. In addition 3.029 rail Joints
In Richmond and 3.030 Joints in Nor?
folk were electrically welded. Paving
was laid In Richmond to the amount of
10.535 square yerda. and In Norfolk and
Portsmouth, 29.473 square yarda, under
The revenues of the railway depart?
ment in Richmond are said to have
been affected to only a alight extent
by the operation since August 1. 1011.
of the Richmond and Hearieo Com?
pany's Mae of about alx miles. The
revenues of the light and power de?
partment were affected to some extent
by the construction by the city of
Richmond of a municipal street light?
ing plant, the use of street aro lamps
rented from the company having; been
discontinued December 0. 1011.
The results of the merger with the
Norfolk lines are stated to havo been j
satisfactory, a number of economies j
having; been effected. During the year,
the company contracted for Norfolk car
barn a to cost 1121.000. for a twelve- ,
story fireproof general office building'
in Richmond, and far a 0*00,000 annex
to the Richmond power station. ]
Pitting reference Is mad* to the
death of President William Northrop j
on June 11, j
FAVOR HENRIC0 LINE
Resolutions adopted bp the East Bad j
Citizens' Association of Jefferson Ward
oa Tuaadap night affirm the position,
taken by the association last summer
in favor of granting- a competing light'
and power franchise to the Richmond 1
and Henrleo Railway Company. The
resolutions aet forth the opinion that!
legislation beneficial or essential to |
maintenance of private monopoly la 0)1
burden to the people; that If It was ;
good business tor the city to estab- j
lieh its own competing electric plant j
It should also he necessary to have
competition to protect tb* public, that!
the grant'ng of aa unused franchise in I
1M1 checked the attitude of monopoly ]
OF ALL GOOD COMPANY
5 cent CIGAR
Try ? ?jwrtari
MssBSsfss I ssisre
Ftat Cwctttf Wiissts^sty. Iliif^ntWf 27t>,
The fuming influence of music
to appreciated to-day m never |
before, end tew ere the homes
that do not have * pleno. To
perform creditably on the plane,
however, required, years of study
and practice until the advent of
With It the person with abso?
lutely no technical knowledge of
music oaa play the most diffi?
cult compositions with the. tech?
nique of tbe great pianist
With the Pianola-Piano you
can put lato ths mus'c tbe
proper EXPRESSION, go that
there to nothing MECHANICAL
about Its playing.
SEND FOR FREE CATA?
LOGUE, or. better still, come la
and play the Pianola-Piano
Waiter De Moses t bx,
I tag Baust Brand Street.
i Oldest Music Hoaas in Virginia
and North Carolina.
toward consumers, and that should a
competing franchise be err an ted. tbe
petitioners feel assured that the com- j
pany rendering the beat service wilt do
tbe most business, regardless of the
possibility of consolidation.
Ths resolutions are signed by Matt
Davis, president, and Thomas W. Bow.
Taft Gets , to Work on Annual
Message and Investigators
i Resume Labors.
Washington, November 20.?The first
signs of activity for the coming ses-j
sion of Congress made their appear?
ance shout the eapttol and White House
to-day. The House Committee on
Banking and Currency met to plan a
resumption of the money trust Inves?
tigation December 9. Members of the
House Appropriations Committee be?
gan work on the annual supply bills
for next year, and President Taft,
cancelling all engagements for the next
two days, arranged to begin to-mor?
row tbe writing of his snnnsl mssssge
It to understood the President will
follow the plan adopted last year of
dividing Into separate messages his re?
commendations upon various subjects
The first message to be sent to Con?
gress soon after It meets, probably!
will be general in character with par?
ticular attention given to the achieve?
ments of the year in relations with
foreign countries. Swhaoquent mes?
sages will deal with financial affaire,
antitrust and railroad legislation; the
army and navy and tbe proposed es?
tablishment of a budget system for
the estimating of Federal appropria?
tions. Secretary Kaox took over to I
the President to-day some State De- J
partmeat data on foreign relations.
The congressional money trust com?
mittee, after a conference In Chair?
man Pujo's rooms early in the day. I
determined to begin Its hearings de-1
comber 9. The committee will en?
deavor speedily to clear up that branch j
of tbe Inquiry dealing with the opera- j
tions of stock exchangee and clear?
ing hoaas exchanges. Without addi-j
tlonal powers cotifsiiad by Congress,
it was unable to complete the inquiry)
into the "concentration of money and,
Aa amendment to the ?'"n^ftig taw,]
which has gassed the House aad la now
before the Sonate, would give tbe com-1
mit tee the power to obtain direct in?
formation, which It tri ems indispen?
sable, from the nat'onal banks. An
attempt to secure this Information
from the Comptroller of the Currency
has so far been unsucceoaf uL
Notwithstanding this em bans as
j meat. Chairman Pajo said the commit.
I tea would press forward la the taking
, of testimony.
HEID KT RALEIGH
Tisbutss Paid to Two En
who lost tketr Oves Is the
betwaaa two of the Sa
Stoat trass*. Baa U aad
he SIhiiti" Street MilhiShi Caere*, at
rkJcS bath were matters. The Brotner
need ef Eemmsitii gaglsnrs attended ta a
? aase attended tm asasr ef Sa
aad the Odd-rVlews urn Sa
't'oTs saora>nuTtb? remains of risisaa Mas
j. a_ Sjsaggjaa were snapped as
Oa. tae piece ef his sank, par
ill BE SPEAKER
;Mis8 Clements on Conference
) Program?Speakers for Divi?
MISS ELISA V. CXBWfUTS.
It la announced that the youngest
: speaker at the Virginia Educational
E Conference to be held la this city next
week will be Klag Elisa V. Clements,
j Miss Clements la a high achool girl of
the Hayea'a Store School. Gloucester
County. She win tell of the work or
her achool club at the meeting of the
Co-operative Education Association,
to be held Friday morning at S:S0'
o'clock. The appearance of If las Clem?
ents before the distinguished audience,
that will be assembled la awaited w'th
Announcement was made yesterday
of the official program for the two ses?
sions of the Conference of Division
Superintendents, one or the four large
bodies making up the Virginia Educa?
tional Conference. State Superintend?
ent J. D. Eggleston Is president, and
R. C Staarnea Is secretary of this con?
ference. The program la aa foliowa:
Wednesday, ffeveaaher 27, sou P. St.
"The School Bountiful," by Superin?
tendent J. G. Jeter, of Allegheny
"Waste in Education." by Superin?
tendents Pdummer F. Jones, of Buck?
ingham County, and John M. Willie, of
Elizabeth City County.
"The Function of the School in the
Problem of Home leaking," by Super?
intendents W. B. Coggln. of Charles
City County, und W. O. Martin, of Craig
"Spelling." by Superintendents J. M. j
Bachham, of Culpeper County, and W.
W. White, of Southampton County.
Pi Ida j. Move sabs r 2a, 11 A. PL
"Modern Languages in the High
School." by Superintendents J. PT
Whltt, of Bedford: John P. Neff, of j
Staunton. and B. EL Copenhaver, or,
"Examination of Teachers." by Su?
perintendents P. H. Shepherd, of Flu
van na County: J. X. Hlllman. of Wise
County; E. C Glass, of Lynchburg, and
James G. Johnson, of Charlottes vi lie.
"The Moral Education of the Child,"
by Superintendents R> A. Folkea. ot I
Gloucester County; W. & Hale, ot!
Gray son County, and W. H. Sweeney,
"The Function of the Summer School
in the Training of Teachers." by Su?
perintendents W. W. Edwards, of Sus?
sex County; J. R- Gregory, of Henry
County, and J. C. Boatright, of Lee 1
frees my emYerlsg with Sciatic SUM
with' which I was troubled for sbx years
Eighteen months sge I took five bottles ef |
aniaw. and have stnee had so symptoms of
sciatic*--Oec. Paris McMalle*. Tip Top, Vs. |
Saasens!. P.S. Pile S?he j
It St one of the greatest healers ever
offered to man for BLIND. BLEEDING.
PJbOTRTJDING AND ITCHING PILES.
The M P. S salve Is sold under a
guarantee, and can he obtained at
drug store* or sent by mail to any part
of the country.
Price 25 cts. a Box
On sale at all drug store*. Owens A
Minor Drug Co. Ltd.. Bodeker Drug j
What b the
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what to give your relatives
and friends for Christmas.
want something that will
keep you in their minds every day
in the year. .
^Something that never grows old?
that's always new and never wears
^Something that interests, amuses
and instructs; and, best of all, some?
thing that every educated person
wants and needs every day.
flWhere can you find such a
Christmas gift ?
?JThe answer is?a daily news?
paper; which means a year's sub?
Call Circulation Manager, Monroe 1.
News of South Richmond
ATTACKS HIS CHILDREN
Jack Jonas, fifty Tears old. was ar?
rested yesterday morning- at 5:30
o'clock at bis home an the Midlothian
Turnpike, near Twenty-ninth Street,
Swansboro. by Officer George' Jar re 11,
of Chesterfield. He le charged with]
feloniously assaulting his son Clarence
with a sharp file which he plunged Into
the boys groin inflicting a da&geroua
The trouble occurred at an early
hour yesterday morning. Jones, It Is al?
leged, had spent the night quarreling
with members of his family. Bis eon i
who is about twenty-ens years old,;
remonstrated with him. With an oath
he Is alleged to hare picked up the
file, which was about twelve inches
long- With this dangerous weapon
he made a lunge at the hoy. The sharp
end penetrated to a depth of four
incbaa The wound was treated ay;
Dr. Bryce. j
After disposing of the boy. Jonea. j
it la charged, sailed a double barrel I
shot gan which he pointed at his)
young daughter. The gan waa for?
tunately unloaded. He hurled the wea?
pon at her head and left the house,
returning shortly after. The gun
missed the girl gad was smashed. It.
together with the file. Is now in pos?
session of Officer Jamil.
Junes, when placed under arrest, had |
nothing to aay aad offered no resist?
ance. He was taken to the Richmond I
City Jail where he will be hold for
a preliminary hearing Friday morning j
In the Swansboro Court. .He Is
puddler. employed at Belle Isle. He fat]
said to be a hoary drinker, and kiel
fierce temper has Often led to trouble j
with his family.
MAKE SECRET PLANS
An enthusiastic meeting of the South
Richmond Democratic Club was hold
last night In Fraternal Hall. Plane for
the participation of the organisation
In the Wilson celebration parade next
Tuesday night were unfolded to the
memfbera All were sworn to secrecy
in regard to the costume sad fixtures
which win make the Soutbetde con?
tingent one of the most noticeable In
the entire pemda
The club, ltd strong, win meet at
?:3t o'clock Tu is day night at She I
iourtboose in Washington Square. Vfcsj
uniforms will be then distributed TM- j
organisation will be met by the Stone-!
wall Band of Petersburg, sad will!
march to Richmond where the position!
la the line will be assigned.
Carter C Jeaea president of the'
dab. waa elected chief marshal of the
Hs will base as his ae-j
D. I* Tsney. A. U Sampson.
W. U. DuVal. T. E Dot* aad Char lea!
Barhert The marshals wit! base fail
charge until the word of dismissal is
given st the City Auditorium.
Councilman Carter C Jone?, of Mad.
sea Ward, who recently so d bin pro-!
party at Eighth sad Decatur Streets.'
to the Virginia Warehouse Corpora-,
?naa- |g basing Ob) "aaaSaae aaaoaa? aaJ
he win snake Ms seme.
The OM Tavern property Is Solas
demnllshi I ander the direction of
Captain A. S Wright who purcwahed
the material Captain Wright will
hove the than si a taken down toi
a bers Be expects to erect several ssn*nj
ehanica and Merchants Bank, at Twelfth
and Holl Streets for nearly a month, will
arrtre here this week. The atone work
has practically been completed. The
contractors claim, if the material la act
held up, they will hare the exterior of
the building; completed before the end
of the pear.
Plaed Par hi Iiis? Wseaaa
George Livesay. a white youth,
charged with assaulting and striking
Julia Col em an, colored, was fined $5
aad costs by Justice H. A. Maurice,
yesterday morning in Police Court,
Juntas Watklns and Ben Chandler,
both colored, charged with fighting; in
the streets were each fined. Juntos,
who appeared to be the aggressor, was
sea eased 910 and costs, while Chandler
waa let down with a fine of $2 50 and
In default of a fine of $10 and costs.
Tom Robinson, colored, charged with
betas; drunk, disorderly and resisting
arrest, was seat to Jail.
Sarau Southside property owners
were yesterday summoned to appear in
Felice Court, Part 11. Saturday morn
lag, to show cause why they should
not he fined $10 for neglecting to bare
water connections made to their pro
party. The complaint was made by
Health Officer Mitchell.
Mart Moody. Colored, was arrested
last night on a warrant In which be
Is charged with harboring Andrew, the
small son of Grant Shaw, colored.
Mauri id at gag riaat.
Accompanied by a party of friends.
Miss Hasel Smart, daughter of G. W.
Smart, of 1104 Bain bridge Street, and
Russell Walsh, of Richmond, left yes?
terday for Old Point Comfort, where
at S o'clock they were quietly married
by Rev. Pather Wilson. They left
Immediately by the Odd Dominion Line
for Mew York, where they win re?
main about ten days Mr. aad Mrs
Walsh will make their home at Ken?
sington Avenne and Robinson Street.
A marriage of considerable Interest
to Southsldere wsa celebrated yester?
day afternoon at 5 o'clock at Cheater,
when Mtss Henrietta Lyons. >f that
place. Qasaang the wife of William J.
Bailey, of South Richmond. Mr. Bailey
h) well known on the Southside. where
he is employed by the Southern Rail?
way Company. A large nomber of his
friends took a half-holiday and wit
nested the ceremony.
Mr*. Clements, who hss been visit?
ing her daughter, Mrs J. T. Mooacy.
of 117 Porter Street, has returned to
bar home la ClayvlUe.
Mrs. a. M Doyle, who has been vtb
Ittng her daughter la Norfolk, win
return be me thte morning.
Mrs. C. B. imow and) children are
apendlng the week la Beatea witk
Mr. 8njv. m ho is there en business.
City ri?ri!?e?r Ct
ed rr?T-rSs? the
pJesa as ??*jn'
p'eot "?f Ed van? K
CHARTER ROLL OF rrCffOR
aapsj a*ag tss
im4 I saaesd
as be sresest *e- is?nj?*
morales et ? e*eieea tat th? aOaaas the
tkejn Um prepearaea to entn the ohaObMt
roll of honor.
It la planned to sasare MM ?> I iilallanf
of Saw each from Unman over taa eeanufir
before January 1 mast, the anty to ha a#?
pUed to the messerta! siiiMsB?i the ratth
details of the ahn will he iTsUfclf at-aaap.'
row morning._? *^
Cuts and Braises