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NEWS FROM RICHMOND AND OTHER PARTS OF VIRGINIA
NEWS AND GOSSIP
Danger of a Freshet is Prob?
THE ICE GORGE BROKEN
I.nrce Qnnntltlos or ?y mini I to nn<!
Poirtlor Viod-llnuingo to Prop*
orly Im Jlcinj Ifulrl Celebration
of Washington's ?iiiiuiity ? Dletl
In lexni-Mrs. Hopkins Passe*
Away?Tbo V. 8). Court.
(Special to Vlrginlan-Pilot.)
Richmond, Viu, Feb. 22.?The river is
now clear from this point to Hampton
Itoads. All danger of an overflow is
regarded ns practically past. Tiie wa?
ter is rising, and Is quite high up the
river, hut slneo the gorge has disap?
peared there Is little danger of a seri?
ous flood here.
Dynamite njid powder in large quan?
tities have been effectively used to
break the gorge here. And the city tu^
has been pounding away at It from be?
The damage done hero by the rise
foots up many thousands. Figures are
not possible Just now. Merchants'
stocks are badly hurt; Etrcct car lines
have suffered much damage; the elec?
tric lighting plant was much injured,
and the City Gas Works have suffered
to a very great extent.
The loss to transportation companies
and shipping Interests generally is
great. Tho damage done the Naviga?
tion Company is estimated by Mr. li?
ving Wfclsiger to amount to about $",000.
The sheds of the Old Dominion Steam?
ship Company are badly damaged, but
tho Clyde Line people have suffered
Tito first electric car which has pass?
ed through Fulton for ten days went
through at 9:.r>o o'clock this morning,
nnd a big crowd gathered at Harrison's
drugstore to welcome it with fireworks
and much enthusiasm was displayed.
WASHINGTON'S 151 UT11 DAY.
Washington's birthday was obscrvi tl
here In a. very quiet way. The Federal,
State und municipal offices and courts
?were closed for regular business, and
the schools and colleges suspended ex?
ercises. The postofilec observed Sunday
hours. Many of the business houses In
the city were closed during the day.
A meeting was held at S o'clock to?
night at Phil Kcarny Post Hall, Ninth
street, to commemorate tho birth of
Washington nnd Lincoln, nnd to ob?
serve Union Defenders' day. General
Eastman, department commander, G.
A. IL, and Colonel O. H. Coulter, of
Kansas .were present.
DIED IN TEXAS.
Mr. Arthur Henry Smoot died recent?
ly In Texas from a short attack of the
grip. He is the son of Mr. W. II.
Smoot, a former well known tobacco?
nist of Richmond, but now <>r Durham,
N. C ivnd brother of Miss M. Willie
Smoot, Messrs. Edgar K., Wlllard and
Otis Smoot, and Mrs. Archie Lewis, of
Henderson. N. C. Mr. Smoot was In the
firm of Waples Plntter Grocery Co., of
Fort Worth. Texas, having moved there
ten years ago. He was the embodiment
of genial good nature nnd drew all to
him by his magnetic tempernment. He
lenves two children, a youth "f IB years,
nnd a daughter of 12 year's. His remains
will bo taken to Henderson, N. C, f<>r
DEATH OF MRS. J. S. HOPKINS.
Mrs. J. Stuart Hopkins died this
morning nt 4:30 o'clock at her hus?
band's residence. No. 227 Governor
street. She was in her 27th year, and
?was a lovable woman. She was mar?
ried in 1S00, her maiden name being
Miss Sue Bnllou. She was a daughter
of a well-known business man.
Mrs. Hopkins was endeared to a wide
circle of friends, who will be grieve d to
learn of her death. Besides her bus
hand she leaves two little children, a
boy anil a girl. The funeral will take
place from the above residence at noon
TT. S. CIRCUIT COURT.
The United States Circuit Court of
Appeals reconvened this morning at 10
o'clock, with Judges Goff, Morris and
No. 303?The Emerson Company, of
West Virginia, appellant, vs. R. Mitch?
ell Nimncks, appellee. Appeal from
Circuit Court Eastern District of North
Carolina. Further argtiel by Arthur
Steuart, of Baltimore, Md.. for appel?
lant, and by Ernest Wilkinson, of
"Washington, D. C, for appellee, and
No. 297?Hoard of Commissioners of
Oxford, N. C, et alc=., plaintiffs In er?
ror, vs. Union Hank of Richmond, A' i ,
defendant In error. In error to Circuit
Court Eastern District of North Caro?
lina. Argued by lt. C. Burton, of Rnj
elgh. N. C, and by j. L. Manning, of
Durham. N ('., and continued until to?
J. L. Manning, of Durham. N. C..
Scott's Emulsion of Cod
liver Oil with Hypophos
phites is pure and palatable.
For years it has been used
for coughs and colds, for con?
sumption, for those whose
blood is thin or colorless,
whose systems are emaciated
or run down.
For children it means
health and strength, stronger
bones and teeth, and food
for the growing mind.
Baby gains in weight and
thrives when Scott's Emul?
sion is edded to its milk.
coc.and fi.oo, all druggists.
SCOTT & DOWNE, ClieoiUu. New York.
and C. M. Busbee, of Raleigh, N. C, I
were admitted as attorneys of tlve
Mr. George W. H?tt, who was tried
and acquitted In one of the courts of
Norfolk of grand larceny, growing out
of a contract, has returned to this city.
The old Haxall-Crenshaw mills on
the water front arc being torn down
to make room for the plants of the
Electric Hallway and Development
Company, and the James Hiver Kail*,
Paper and I'ulp Mills.
Why a Noble Career Was
1 tie Ittlnd of Contain Shirley Ilnrrln.
son Wnn ITubtilnnccd When He
Committed .suiriil ? ll j in cm a i ?
Mad Dogs nt I.nrgo?Brief Mention.
Petersburg, V;i? Feb. 22.?Capt. C.
Shirley Harrison, whose tragic death
was reported in yesterday's Virginian
Pilot, had been a suffered from Hrlght's
disease for many years- The death of
his brother. Dr. George Byrd Harri?
son, of Washington, told severely on
the health of Captain Harrison. After
this und ovent tho disease from which
lie had long suffered progressed rap?
idly. Hoth his physical and menial
condition were affected and he finally
completely lost his reason nnd took his
own lifo. Thus the veteran who bad
ever marched bravely to battle, the
conscientious man who had never
shirked a duty, unwittingly ended ills
Miss Emmie Clarence. Wood, of this
city, and Mr. William .1. Ware, of Law
renceville, Brunswick county, wore
united in wedlock yesterday evening at
Ttl.1 o'clock at the residence of the
Cards of invitation are shortly to be
i.-sued for the marriage of Mr. W- A.
Hrockwell and Miss Marion Sledd Bris?
te r, on the 2d of March next at the
r s.deuce of the bride, on Halifax
MAD DOG AT LARGE.
A mad dog owned by Mr. Benjamin
Nash, of Dinwlddie, has been running
at largo In that county nnd it Is be?
lli ved that he has bitten other dogs,
and also horses and cattle. It Is known
that he did bite n dog. a horse and a
cow belonging to its owner. Mr. Nash
killed the dog which was bitten, but
ho has the cow and horse confined to
see if they show any symptoms of
The cotton mills nnd also the silk
mill which stopped work n few days
ago on account Of the snow storm have
resumed operations. The resumption
of work will give employment to a
large force of operatives who other?
wise would be Idle. All of these mills
nre giving employment to thi ir regu?
lar force of hands.
The sales of loose tobacco which wore
discontinued on account of the snow
and bad weather were resumed yester?
day and were quite large. Borne of the
tobacco sold was of a very line quality.
A white infant was found last even?
ing In an alleyway on Lombard street,
near Third street. Nothing is known
as to the parentage of the little cast
off und it was turned over to a woman
who promised to care for it.
Arrested in Martinsville and
.% crippled Yonus Miiu'm fiooii Time
Itudcly Terminated?The Cumber
land Valley Itallrond lo Ite Extend*
ed Nim iim ai it ? personal.
Roanokc, Va., Feb. 22.?K. C. Morris,
a crippled young man who has been
about the city for several weeks, was
arrested in Martinsville Monday by
Officer Rlgney, charged wtlh beating
the Ponce do Leon out of a $12 board
' Morris represented himself in Mar
| tltisvillo to be the agent of a hypnotist
named Martani; bad contracted for
board for a dozen people; a merchant
had remodeled one of the windows of
Ills store and purchased lace curtains
to properly show off a sleeping man,
complimentary tickets were circulated,
and Morris was in high Jinks when oill
cer Rlgney swooped down on him like
The young man was brought to the
city and locked up. lie claimed to in
representing a match company and
says he wilt make everything all right.
WILL EXTEND THE LINE.
It Is said that the Cumberland Valley
Railroad Company will extend its line
from Winchester through the Valley Ol
Virginia southward. Their engineers
have already made a horseback BUrvoy
through that section .and their report
on the line is favorable. If rumor be
true, work on the new line In Rock
brldge county will commence in the
early spring. If this road can get pos?
session of the line formerly surveyed
ami partly constructed by the Valley
I branch of the Baltimore and Ohio rail
i road, the work will be comparatively
! light between Lexington. Vn., nnd Sa?
lem. Va., as much heavy masonry and
; many cuts and lills have already been
i done. ?
FISH FOB Till-: RESERVOIR.
The Vint on Water Company have
made arrangements with the United
Slates Fish Commission to furnish a lot
of young rainbow trout for the reser?
voir. '1'h.' lisb will lie brought here in
Judge Wood, of the Hustings Court,
to-day refused ti> set aside the verdict
In the Roblnetlo ease. Counsel for R6
blnctto will appeal to the Supreme
ANi ITHKR BANKRUPT.
A petition in bankruptcy was received
yesterday Iti the clerk's OlllCC of the
United States District Court from T.
s. Jones, a mechanic of this city, with
liabilities at about $1.000. creditors in
Roanoko and Shcrmahtown, i*.<-. and
$20 exemptions in wearing apparel,
TOWN OF SUFFOLK
Bishop Galloway Addressed Large
Audience Last Night.
Mnrrlucm lit Nniiaeuiouil County?
Clinrgeil With n Felony ? Washlaga
ton'* Ulrltidny Ob^crTod ? win .
V on lie Context ?l>o mounts.
(Special to VIrglnlan-Pllot.)
Suffolk. Va., Feb. 22.?Notwithstand-|
ing tho threatening' weather a good
sized audience] wont to the Main Street
Methodist Church to-night- The chief
attraction was the presence of Bishop
Charles B. Galloway, a distinguished
divine from Jackson, Miss. Other vis?
iting ministers wore Rev. Thomas H.
Campbell, of Ashland, Va-, and Rev. W.
W. Smith, president of Randolph
Macon College. The preachers talked
? f education, progress and Methodism.
Bishop Galloway urged the need of
millions of dollars for the strengthening
and broadening of educational institu?
Rev. Thomas II. Campbell, of Ash?
land, Va., opened the exercises by
ndtng the hymn "All Hall the Power,"
following the singing of which there
was prayer by the samo 'minister.
Mrs. William T. Graham sang a solo
and Rev. William T- Green, pastor. In?
troduced Dr. W. W. Smith, president
of Randolph-Macon College, who made
a talk introductory to the speech of
the evening. Dr. Smith spoke in a con?
cise anil conversational hut convincing
style. Ho epitomized the progress of
tho century just going, and especially
the work of Methodism- He contrasted
tho conditions of a century ago with
thoso existing now, and urged the
greater need of education and the offer?
ing of money to broaden Institutions
~ learn Ing.?Dr. Smith tat ked-twenty
Bishop Galloway, orator that lie is,
gained the close attention of his hear?
ers at the start. He never lost It.
Through pretty nights of rhetoric and
word painting and during the lighter
period of jest and Illustration the audi?
tors Were held, entertained and In?
structed. Bishop Galloway is a force?
ful speaker. He talked about forty-live
Rev. Mr. Campbell read the last
hymn. Dr. Smith prayer and Bishop
Galloway said the benediction.
THREE PRISONERS, THREE JUS
A session of Magistrate's Court, at
which three judges will preside, Is
scheduled to be held In Suffolk to-mor?
row. The presiding Justices are A. S.
Ki.-y, v. M. Arthur and C. F. Pinner.
They expect to hold the preliminary |
hearing in three felony cases.
Mos. s McDowell and Hud Perry are]
each charged with shooting with intent
Leroy Smith will have to answer the
accusation of stealing a bicycle at|
Court will convene at 11 a. m. In tho |
A nuptial permit was Issued to-day
for the marriage of Miss Vlrtley En
dorn Barnes to Mr. John Thomas
Smith. The bride-elect Is a daughter
of Isaac Barnes. The groom-to-be Is .1
farmer. Tho ceremony will be per?
formed In the county to-morrow.
Mr. William 10. Hargrove to-day be?
came the husband of Mrs. Mattie K.
Archer, daughter of William Cooper.
A marriage license was issued to-day
to Allen Johnson and Llllie R. New
(INKY THREE MORR.
The Nnnsemond County Court of In?
quiry into the election case of Wise vs.
Young has nearly finished its labors ot
taking depositions for the contestant.
There are only three more precincts to
get through with?Suffolk, Yates ami
.I unction. The court didn't work to?
A Q III KT 'ITOKIOAY.
\\ as.'imgton s I.I 1 1 Inlay?was?riul" tiy
observed In Snff.dk. The banks, post
office, public schools and some of tit*
private ones were closed. There were
no public exercise in the observance.
Many persons went hunting.
Mr. C. W. Kent, of Richmond, was
?glstered at the Commercial Hotel to?
We, K. It. Roberts and J. H. Stewart,
trading as BRADY ROBERTS, have
this day dissolved co-partnership by mu?
tual consent, .1 H, Stewart buys the
entire business, Including book accounts,
irood will. &c., and also assumes respon?
sibility f r outstanding bills. Those ow?
ing bills will please settle at Ohcc.
K. H. ROBERTS,
.1. 11. STEWART.
Suff..Ik. V.l., February Hi, IV:?. fel'i'-lw
r OOlVMtP & ELAM, Insurance
. ?' Agents Suffolk. Va., are selling a
nolley for one dollar a year that pays live
dollars P'"r week should the holder have
lynhold scarlet or typhus fever, small?
pox Asiatic cholera, vartolold, diphtheria
or mcasels. All persons over eighteen
ve-irs of ase .-an K'-t them. Not more
lhan ten policies sold to one person.
Mrs. C. H. Ward left to-day for a
short visit to Norfolk friends.
Mies Lizzie Channell is ill at the
Mr. Surry Parker has finished a
visit to his father, Captain George T.
Parker, in Suffolk, and gone to his
home in North Carolina.
Mr. George 1'. Fitchette returned to?
day from Norfolk.
Despite the presence of snow on the
earth there was to-day a. thunder storm
of considerable violence.
Captain A. P. Gomer, circuit clerk,
lo stilt confined to hi.-, home r o. JC Sar?
atoga street, by illness.
Farmers and truckers are getting the
conditions favorable for early spring
The Suffolk Literary Club met this
afternoon with Miss Estelle Darden,
Pauk and Pinner streets.
Mr. James L?. Busby, concluding a
Visit to friends in Suffolk, has gone to
Special Agent Arthur Pleasants, of
Richmond, representing the Agricultur?
al Fire Insurance Company, was In
Burwell Riddick, trustee of Frank
Marshall, to-day transferred to Max A.
T. Weyhman, one lot on Smith avenue;
Robins are plentiful around Suffolk.
Some boys went out to-day and got a
A mammoth Iced cake with miniature
black cake walkers on top, was placed
in Mr. W. Ft. Kllby's window. It's
there to advertise the cake walk next
Monday afternoon and evening.
Mr. Wilson Norfieet received an as?
signment of horses from the West to?
Mr. Richie Cohoon, of Norfolk, arriv?
ed In Suffolk to-day to pass the holiday
with his parents.
Virginia Troubadours at the City Hall
Theatre Monday, February '27th. Tick?
ets for sale at Brady & Roberts drug?
Passenger Dies in Railway Recep?
AalhDin nnd I ico?lvc I>rlulc t'nrclcil
nn I mm l gm nt Oil"? Coronrr'a In?
quest?Goiieroui Friends ? Dir? P.
.if. W. Waller mud.
Newport News, Va., Feb. 22.?With
her husband lying dead at her feet,
no relatives or friends in this great
country, little money in her pocket and
able to speak but few words in Eng?
lish, Mrs. Ludwig Jan Cavltch has been
silting on a, bench in the waiting room
of the Chesapeake and Ohio depot most
of the day hysterical, despondent,
j weeping away the first hours of a
Ludwig Jan Cavltch, a Politick, or In
other words, a German PDle, died at
7:45 o'clock this morning In the waiting
room. He and his wife emigrated to
this country and were on their way to
The boat readied tho city tills morn?
ing and about 7 o'clock the immigrants
on board, of whom there wer3 about
two score, left the vessel .'or the pas?
senger depot, all supplied with their
tickets over the Chesaoeake and Ohio
railroad and their little blue cards lv.ir
ing the word "emigrant." Hardly had
Ludwig Cavltch reached the depot be?
fore he was taken vloljltly rick. Ho
weakened rapidly and his wife sealed
him on a bundle and tried to cheer
him. Ho continued to sina. and the po?
licemen on duty. Officers O'Hnra and
Charles, had him removed to tili? wait?
ing room of the depot and summoned
Dr. Joseph Chnrlcs. Tho man was plac?
ed In one of the bench so;>s until med?
ical aid reached him.
When l>r. Charles arrived :'nd ?y.mi
Incd the unfortunate mm, he saw that
there was little hope of recovery. Nev?
ertheless he worked bant to save the
life by applying restoratives nnd mak?
ing Injections, but this life spark was
rapidly dying out. and at 7:45 o'clock
..Ludwig Cavltch was dead.
The corSncPs Htmicst hell over the
remains at 10 o'tdock developed thai
the man's death was due to asthma and
A number of men of th" snnv> nation?
ality to which Cavltch belonged made
up a purse this morning to defray the
cost of having che bodv prepared for
transportation to Chicago and when the
heart-broken wlf s leaves r?vfr the Ch- n
apeakc and Ohio ral!wn'y this afternoon
at 4:30 o'clock the remains will go on
the same train.
MR. D. M. W. WALLER DEAD.
Mr. D. M. W. Waller, the popular
freight agent of the Halt im ore Bay
Line and tho old Dominion steamship
Company at Old Point, died suddenly
this morning at 1 o'clock at his home
on Easl Queen street of apoplexy.
Mr. Waller was in his usual good
heiath yesti rday. He was at his post
of duty nil day. Last night about S:30
o'clock while sitting In Iiis office await?
ing the arrival of a Baltimore boat, he
was tnkon suddenly 111. Medical aid
was at one.' summoned and on the ad?
vice of the physician Mr. Waller was
placed In :? <-.-tl> and brought to his
home. Dr. W. A. Flecker wns sum?
moned to the house of the deceased.
The physicians Used every effort that
medical science had taught them In the
hope of saving the life of Mr. Wnl
Icr, but he steadily sank and peaceful?
ly passed away at the hour stated.
SKETCH OF HIS LIFE.
Mr. Waller was born In Summer?
set county, Maryland. May 25th, 1S45,
and had lie lived a few months longer
he would have been 53 years old. He
came to Old Point in 1SG9 with his uncle.
Mr. Harrison Phoebus. He was a clerk
under Mr. Phoebus In the oliiee of these
companies, which position he tilled with
accuracy and ability.
In 1SSC, when the death of his uncle
occurred, these companies, recognizing
the work of Mr. Waller as a. clerk, lost
no time in appointing him to the re?
sponsible position, which Mr. Phoebus
had so long tilled. Since his appoint?
ment he has made an efficient and
faithful , agent, nnd the affairs of the
I Office have always been found by the
companies he represented to be in a
1.1 x im:ton,
EIGHTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL, CELE?
BRATION WASHINGTON LIT?
Lexington, Va., Feb. 22.?Washing?
ton's birthday was observed here to?
day. Academic duties at the Virginia
Military Institute, Washington and Lee
University, postofllee, banks and
schools were closed.
In the evening tho Lee Memorial
Chapel of Washington and Lee Univer?
sity was filled with friends of the stu?
dents, the occasion being the eighty
seventh annual celebration of the
Washington Literary Society. The
young gentlemen acquitted themselves
with credit, showing that much time
had been given to the preparation of
their speeches. The olllc. rs w ere: Pres?
ident, W. C. Perrow, of Virginia: Vlce
Prcsldent, T. D. Sloan, of~\Vest Vir?
ginia; Secretary. W. C. Moore, of Vir?
ginia: Chief Marshall, J. K. Craves, of
Virginia. The audience w as welcomed
in a brief speech by President Perrow,
after which he Introduce,! as first ora?
tor or the evening. Mr. E. D. Ott, of
Virginia, who spoke on "Virginia's
Past.' Mr. J. Powell Royall, of Vir?
ginia, was then Introduced, who spoke
on "Some Evils That Threaten Our
Country." The subject for debate was
read by Secretary .Moore:
"Resolved, That the average young
man of to-day has a better opportunity
to make a financial success than his
forefathers." The question was ably
discussed by Mr. J. E. Senft, of Penn?
sylvania, and Mr. C. S. McNulty, of
Virginia In the affirmative, and by Mr.
P. W. Corshorn, of West Virginia and
Mr. J. Met". Sieg, of Virginia. In the
negative. The music for the occasion
was furnished by the Virginia Military
The judges were Professor Addison
H?ge, professor D. C. Humphrey and
Mr. W. M. McEloce, Jr., who awarded
the orator's medal to Mr. E. 1 >. <Mt, and
debater's medal to Mr. Charles S. Mc?
noAKi? or fimikihf.s.
MITCH ROUTINE BUSINESS TRANS-I
ACTED?SISTER OP DU. H?GE
(Special to Vlrglnlan-PIlot.)
Richmond, Va? Feb. 22.?The Board
of Fisheries met here to-day and trans?
acted much routine business. A great
deal of time was consumed In general
discussion of contests between tongers
a nil planters. It seems to he the opin?
ion that these contests will not end
until the lines of the Baylor survey are
relocated. The 'gjmrd also discussed
methods for better enforcing the law
requiring planters to pay a rental of
$1 per acre per annum. The board de?
cided to meet in Richmond in the fu?
ture. exce:>t when it Is necessary to
confer with Inspectors and oystermen,
when meetings will be held nt the Nor?
folk office, which will be kept open.
A telegram announces the death at
Mexico, Mis., of Mrs. Lucy H?ge Mar?
quess, only surviving sister of the late
Dr. Moses Hone. She was horn in
Ohio seventy-eight years ago. Her hus?
band, who died twenty years ago, was
f d' a long time the head of the Female
Seminary, In Stnunton.
Boars the lhe Kind Ycj Have Always Boughl
Johnny?"Pa, teacher says It Is wick?
ed to tell n lie. You never told a. lie,
did you. pa?" Pa?"Well, not f..r a
go.id many years. My salesmen attend
to that part of tho business."?Boston
Before the discovery of One Minute
(Tough Cure, ministers were greatly dis?
turbed by coughing congregations. No
excuse for it now. Burrow-Martin
Bill?"Why do you call your friend a
popular song writer?" Jill?"Because
he never sings his own songs."?Yonk
LADIES CAN WEAR SHOES
Ono slzo smaller after using Allen's Foot
Kase, a powder to be shaken Into tho
shoes. It makes tight or new shoes feel
easy; gives Instant relief to corns ana
bunions. It's tho greatest comfort dis?
covery of tho n>re. Cures nnd prevents
swollen feet, blisters, callous nnd sore
spots. Allen's Foot-Ease Is a certain cure
for sweating, hot. aching, nervous feet.
At nil drucplsts and shoe stores, S?c. Trial
package free. Address, Allen S. Ulmstcd,
Bo Roy. N. Y.
MeD. L. WRENN, Pres't. GEO. B. TODD, Vice-Pres't. E. C. GUNTHER, Sec'y and Trcas.
Incubators, Brooders and Poultry Supplies
PRAIRIE STATE INCUBATORS AND BROODERS.
These Incubators are strictly Self Regulating as to temperature. Very simple and
easy to operate. Full guarantee from manufacturer and ourselves.
We have full stock on hand to show you; also have machines in operation. A
lively brood of .chickens just hatched and exhibited in an Open Brooder. Also
eggs in process of incubation.
Whether you are interested with a view of raising Chickens by artificial hc*t or
not. you are invited to call and see the chickens being hatched and raised without a
mother. Ladies and children are included in the invitation."
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT DEALERS.
NORFOLK FARM SUPPLY CO.
38 and 40 UNION ST. (Near Old Market Sq.) GEO. B. TODD, Manager.
The Annual Session at Rich?
Secretary ol llio Trcnatiry tiner, 2>c
llvor.inu Aihir? ihr President**
Annual Itcporl, Accniiipiiulod >>y
SaBtteailona ? Elocilon or ooicor*
l or Ibo I umiiut Year-I'nuquctcd
nt Iba *Yc?luioroliind 1*1 Mba
(Special to Virglnlan-Pllot.
Richmond. Va., Feb. 22.?The session
of the Slate Hankers' Association hero
to-day was full of Interest to financial
men. The feature of the session ?was
the address of Hon. Lymail J. Gage,
Secretary ofe.the Treasury. _
The association was called to order
shortly after lo o'clock this morning
by President \V. M. Hill in the assem?
bly room of tho Chamber of Commerce.
DELEGATES AND VISITORS.
The attendance of representatives
from various banks of the State was
SECRETARY GAGE SPEAKS.
After prayer by Rev. Dr. W. A. Hai r,
rector of Monumental Episcopal
Church, Judge George L. Christian,
president of the Richmond Clenrlng
housc Association, extended a welcome
to tlie visiting bankers. The response
was made by MTrATextinder Hamilton,
After :l little routine business Presi?
dent Illll Introduced Secretary <!age,
who delivered a lengthy address on
"The Mechanism of tho Lank-note."
Tlu- address Is reiiiatkablynfrTProsTrTrp;
in view of the character or the subject,
dryness being generally regarded as its
most striking characteristic.
THE PRESIDENT'S REPORT.
The conclusion of ili0 address of Mr.
Gage was marked by loud and long
continued applause, tin motion of Mr.
John I'. Branch, of this city, a unani?
mous vote of thanks was tendered Mr.
Gage for his able address. There was
a recess of fifteen minutes to enable the
hauliers to meet Mr. Gage, afler which
the distinguished visitor ami his wife
returned to the Jefferson and the asso?
ciation resumed its work.
After speeches by several members
and visitors President Hill submitted
his annual report. In It lie stated that
there are thirty-live National and nine?
ty-three State Hanks in Virginia. The
National Banks have a capital of $4,
510,000, and tho State Hank J?.r.TT.OOO,
making a total of $10.os:i.000. The Na?
tional Hanks have a surplus and undi?
vided profits of (3,480,000, and the Stato
Hanks have $2,571,000. The total capital,
surplus and un.livlied profits amount
to $16,140,000. Tho National Hank de?
posits amount to $1S.OG'1,OUO, and of tho
State Hanks $18,016,000.
Tho president makes some sugges?
tions as follows:
Should not a law be passed to pre?
vent persons from doing business un?
der title of "bank" unless regularly
Would it not be desirable for the
State t>? have the October reports of all
Slate Hanks published In book form,
and a copy sent to every bank in tho
Should the bankers of Virginia adopt
uniform stationery for collections, re?
mittances, checks and drafts?
Is it desirable to have mutual savings
banks in Virginia, such as are in exlst
enccin other States?
Is there any remedy for the heavy
taxes assessed against banks?
Is It not wise for all banks to roqulro
uniform statements from borrowers?
What can we do to increase the usc
f"iirm">s of this association--*? -
Upon suggestion of Col. IL C. Mar?
shall, the report was received, nnd tho
suggestions contained therein referred
to a special committee, to lie appoint?
ed by the president later.
After reports from the secretary and
the treasurer had been adopted the fol?
lowing officers were unanimously elect?
President, Mann S. Quarles. of Klrh
mond; Vice President, <;. W. Moore, Jr.,
of Lynchburg; W. M. Habliston, of
Richmond; J. B. Flshburnc, of Roan
oke; J. it. Jopling, of Danville; C. D.
Ftshburne, Charlottesvllle; J. A. Wil?
le: is, Newport News; Henry X?.
SchmeltZ, Hampton; Walter 11. Taylor,
Norfolk; Rufus A. Ayers, Big Stone
Secretary nnd Treasurer, II. A. Wil?
Executive Committee?G. .7. Seay, Pe?
tersburg; J. H. Patterson, Manchester;
J. II. Schoolfleld. Danville; J. L. Bill
sol y, Portsmouth; J. M. Kobortson,
Charlottesvllle; J. N. Boyd, Richmond;
,li hfl K. Branch, Richmond; 10. S. Road,
Chatham; W. P. Venahle, Farmville.
Committee on Hanking and Jurls
I prudence?L. R. Watts, J. M. "White,
Alexander Hamilton, A. A. Phlegar, O.
A. Schmeltz. John S. Ellett, C. M.
Blackford, R. W. Burke, nnd Vlrginlus
Finance Committee?R. II- Smith,
John H. Pnrcell and R. Lancaster Wil?
On motion the selection of two dele?
gates to the American Bankers' Asso?
ciation, which meets next fall, was left
to the Executive Committee.
An attempt was made by one or two
delegflitcsi to have the place of moet
Ing changed. In order that the burden
mlKht not fall upon Richmond city
every year. It was not followed nn.
however, Mr. John P. Branch saying
that this city would be glad to recelvo
and entertain the bankers once a month
instead of once n yen-. After tendering
thtuiks to various societies for courte?
sies extended, the association adjourn?
To-night the Clearing House Asso?
ciation tendered the visiting delegates
an old-fashioned Virginia supper at the
Westmoreland Club. There were no
toasts. Secretary Cage was present.
There were no ladies. Mr. Once will
return to Washington to-morrow morn?
The courses of the Virginian-Pilot's
"Home Study circle", begin next Sun?
day, the 26th of February. See an?
nouncement page 7.