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>nly 24,000 Shares Arc Turned Over
in Two Hours' Session of Stock Exchanne. LTTENDANCK MKHK II AN DFUIj 1 Vail Street Has Its Kyes to the Front and Expects ll>15 to l'rove (Jootl Year?Many Indications That j Worst of Storm In Over. I BY BKOAIIAX WAI.I.. NBW YOKK. December 26.?To-day's two [ ours' nessloii In the stock market broke | II previous records for Hmallnesx of trailing y a turnover of only 'il.W> share* Com tlsalon linunvH were without clients, anil mny broker-* fill toil even to appear at their ftlces. The attendance on the floor was but mere handful. The Stock Kxchange has been open for ] railing for Just two weeks, and In a few ays the long period of Idleness and the amplications that strangled business will <s referred to as the events of IiihI year, lullness durliiK the next week Is t<> be ex ected. but Wall Htreot ever has "eyes to lie front," and the promises of Illumine he horizon No tariff tinkering threatens to distress ualness, and currency legislation has been ettled for some time to come. The changed ttltude oT the Interstate Commerce Com mission towards the railroads Is probably he most Important of recent blessings. Itailroad earnliiKS no doubt will continue to efK-ct thu upset conditions In business. and ome further reductions In dividends aie joked for This has already been discount d and the next substantia! move lb ex acted to foreshadow Improvement. The hid l,ol Ilevlew muhis up the outlook thus: "During the period In which the New Vork ;tock Exchange was closed. Wall Street nderwent u trial which bus resulted In renting a progressive spirit and a willing ess to work hard, which must inevitably live Its effect oil the future If. as we l>e leve. W.tll Street In the long lun Is an a? urate reflector of < omlltloris throuKhout the ountry. It neerns fair to assume that Arner can business generally Is in a similarly leitlthy ntate." Flock Island cominfn sold at to-day. To norrow will inaik the fifth anniversary of he "bad spasm." which occured when this tock opened at and In eight minutes old up to si. and I i four minutes more ack to r/). on December IThis ncldent sent a chill ilown the spine of very Wall Street dull at the time, ar.il Itock sland never recovered from the evil effects f some one's blunder Fifteen brokers, each 1th an < rdcr to buy . (?) shares, started the lot Selling orders miscarried. The ail ance wai con h|^i| tr( have t?peii a serious nlstake ami Judge Moore was <|UO?ed as s.vlng. "I regret the Incident. I am uni nterested In Improving the property." This "Improvement" has carried the price ery close t<- nothing at all. and miles* the tan responsible for the mismanagement ion ede? something the way of rights, the stock - lOlders will be wiped out. Coat Mocks were strong on reports of ? old wave that extended from the Kocky lountalns to the Atlantic Coast Heading old for i4of-, to and Ktle gulnert leet Sugar advanced a point. All trans ? tlons in Stee! v ere at the minimum. 'opper shares showed a better tone. Arnaign lated gaining Closing price; were firm. N KW VonK, December 20? Willi Its ueagre output of about .1.000 shares of torkn. to-day>. seM-lon of the Stock Ex hange was the record for dullness of .tny alf-hollday In fourteen years. Opening ? rlco were mostly lower. Cr.lted Slate* flcel and Southern I'acllli again selling t the low e^t prices permitted under the xlntlnc ruleK. while other prominent ls> ties manifested heavier tendencies Improvement was noted In the final hour leading. J.ehlgh Valley Cnlon Paclfli and ther hljrh-priced railroad stocks g.tlne.i : to point* over Thursday's close, on buying hut tame principally from the short In erest Of the leaders Stee! alone fulled o better Its position, advancing the smalli-M ractlon over Its minimum. Outside nej's bore Indirectly upon financial tlarkets. ailvlces In the dry gooiit> ami tne exilic trades, however, being of a more ncouraglng tendency Early trade In re all lines derived some Impetus from the nore seasonable weather, but ban): clearings learly show a marked falling oft In coru ? arlson with the corresponding period of S12 Thcie were rumors of large foreign or i?r? for cotton and copper to be shipped t'llhlti the next fortnight together with arge war supplies tlosslp as.\o.lated these irdors with Herman Interests, probably be auso the Inquiry was said to come from 'auks .elth such connections. Even the bank la'ement was of lens than ordinary (liter al most of the changes, including the < ash :?Sn, being trlvinl as to amount* and fall n & lo reflect the shifting of loan* formerly i. general at this period L'nlted States government bomis were un hanged on call for the week NKW VOHK, December Zi. Mercantile p? .er j Sterling exchange, heavy: sixty, iay bills. D.Si?; for r abies 14. for de n.?ml. J? R-'DC. Bar silver. 41>!14 Mexican loiters. S7?4 BOND LIST lluntic Coast l.ltie < bid 1 . I kliantic Coast Unt-L and N is i t>i?I ?.. ! >ilantlc ('nam l.lne cv. I> (In Balti more) ibid) 85 "hes&peake and Ohio, runv., 4%s 7V?-i .Iggett and Myers '?* S>:>>4 .Iggett and Myers, 7s (bid) 120 .urillurd Company ?.* 103:t .orllliird Company Ts 12-) Corfolk and Western i-onv. I>^s !?"?.? '(aboard Air l.lne stamped. Is (asked).. 7i Seaboard Air Line. adj. Is 0is? louthern HhIIwuv Is Southern Hallway .',s 9M.-j Tnlted Stales Steel. 2nd as S. Registered 2s, !?.'?> (bid) PC S. Registered Sr. !!)!S (hid) !?? 'nlted States Panama 3s < bid) 100 'irglBla>Brown Brother* ctfs. ibid).... SO ?Car. Chemical '.si 5? (bid i :-3 Ky. and Power Company is (asked) SM Vubash ileb Is 3J Yabash-Pltts. Term. 1st Is (askedi TS NEW VOItK PRODUCE MARKET. NEW YORK, December 21. ?The sugar and 1 ottormeed oil markets and the Cotton and r ,'offee Exchanges were closed to-day. Butter, tirm. Cheese steady, unchanged. GLOIN. 11.1.. December 26.?Butter 31 ] ents bid; no sales. I.OCWI. .M AHKf.T QUOTATIONS. (Kurnlslied by I.evy Commission Co.) Richmond. Va.. December 20. JSlt. I.I VE POULTRY; "hlckens. choice, sniull. lb 13 @ 14 ?hlckens, choice, medium, lb. Qt IS 'hli-kens. large, lb 12 IS ?lens, per lb tfc 11 tooslers. each .15 ft 40 Jesse, fat. largo. each 75 <3 >0 ? eese, small, each 0) 0 75 .lucbH. large, young, lb 14 @ lo Jucks. small, young, lb 12 it 13 Turkcya. lb 0 J6 DRESSED POULTRY. (Head and Feet Off. Undrawn.) Turkeys, choice, per lb 13 ? 20 Turkeys, poor or thin 16 tfj 17 '"Owls, choice 12 9 16 .'hlckens. choice 14 ? 15 Sticks, choice 16 & 17 leese 12 nj 14 EOOS?Craioa. h crates, near-by, fresh, doz. @ S! n ciutes, other sections, dos. 22 ? 33 BUTTER. ?"amily. choice, fresh, lb 23 <tt 25 vlorchants", fair, per lb @ 30 LIVE STOCK. t'eals, choice to fancy, lb 9 @ 10 I'.eals, poor to fair, lb 8 0} I halves. runners, per lb 6 & 7 Iheep. per lb 4 <& t '.Rinba, spring, lb 7 0 t ;attle. fnlr to prime, tier lb... 6 7 logs, lb 7 ? t COUNTRY-CURED BACON. rlams, well smoked, small, lb. 22 @ n lams, well smoked, large, lb. & 20 j 4ldes. well smoked, per lb 16 ? 17 [ Ihoulders. well smoked, lb 16 ? 17 IIIDE8. "Jry flint, lb dp 24 ; 'Jry salt, lb / w 22 i Jreen, halt, per lb <n 17 j Jreen, lb @ 15 . "Jreen. dumagod, per lb 10 @ 11 Tallow & 6 j Beeswax 0 2J MARKET CONDITIONS. There Is practically no demand for any ! f above produce, oxccpt turkeys, eggs, l>ut ,er and lildoa. CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET. CHICAGO. December 26. ? Wheat to-day | ose to 11.30% a b-ishel for May ilellvery, the ( ilghest since Sepiember, when, owing to war j jxcltoment, tho price touched 11.32. Signs I if Increased difficulty of obtaining supplies ! Irst-hand were responsible for the tiew up- , ?urn In price?. Tho close was strong at 1>4 . :o 1% net advance. Other leading staples, ' :oo, all scored gains, corn, 1?? (o 1%; oats, ,4 to and provisions. 10 to 27\4c. 'Leading futures ranged as follows: Open. Illsh. Low. Close. WHEAT? Deeentbor 126% 1279* 126 127% May lMtt 128% 13.)% cort.v Decomber 66% 6S f.6% "" 68 May 72% 74* 72% 74* .">ATS?Por bushel. December 49% 49% 49% 49* May ?3% 6114 63% 54% NH..-S PORK?Per bbl. January 18 60 18 62 18 W 18 GO May 19 10 19 20 19 00 19 25 Ioard?Per ico :bs. ,f N fit iVf "'Y(* v ? \ - \ i' ? pr. 117 coin. 219S pfd. . .. 244 KuIch Slnrk 200 Alaska Cold 100 Allis-Chalmers Allis-Chalmers, pfd. ... -.000 Amalgamated Copper . Am. A)?r. ('hum., com... 1,400 Amor. Heet Suxar, coin 300 American Can American Cun, pf<l 300 Amur. Car and Kdry... 100 American Co', ton OH... Amer. Hide ainl Lea., American lilnseed Oil 100 American Koeomotive Amer. Malt Co., pfd.. 100 American SmeltiriK . American Sutfar 300 Amer. Tel. and Tel. Co. 100 American Tobacco. American Tobacco, 300 Anaconda Copper Atchison Atlantic Coast Mn? 100 Baltimore and Ohio ?100 Hethlehem Steel Co., com Bethlehem Steel Co., pfd Hrl t Ish-Amer. Tob. Co.. Hrooklyn Hapid Transit. 700 Central leather, com... 100 Canadian 1'acillc 200 California Petroleum Chesapeake and Ohio... Chi. Great Western 100 Chi. Great Went., pfd... 300 Chi., Mil. and St. 1'aul... Chino Copper Colorado Fuel and Iron. Colorado and Southern.. Consolidated Gas '200 Corn Products, com Ocn. and Hlo Gran., com. 1,100 Krie Krie, 1st pfd General Electric i Great Northern, pfd Great Northern Ore Ctfs. Illinois Central Iliterboro-Alet. Interboro-M el., Int. Harvester, Int. Mer. Marin Int. Paper Int. Paper, pfd. IlY THOMAS liltANl'II At CO.. t'tohlnK. Ilirh. Low Hid. Adkfil. S 244 24J 244 25 Sj Hi Si 314 50} Hunker* uml Hroker*. Open. >M4 431 501 4!ljJ 314 23 i 42* 3 It ?;h 42=; 3C< 15.') ir?3 M4iJ 32 pfd. . com. . . som. 32* 244 424 39 -24 117 219J ?K 4-3 i 36 J 153 153 sr. 32 314 2m 4 421 3'J 1 17 2193 24 4 42j 3Gj> 153 15 a Hi-i 31 a 32 2 4 i 87 424 3S 54i< 102 9 37 50J 4 H 32J 25 h.sa 454 40 194 X 23 4 34 1U5J 1174 215 220J 1014 104 2ta 241 91 112 f?9 43* S3 i 17a ?S51 37 153& 154 4 90 ii 8 434 XX 17 S44 36 a li 40J lit 2 ?;& an it; 41 11 29 MI 4 32J 211 21? 211 134 24 112 113 s sa " i 04 2U 21 ? 334 344 137 139 112 4 114 2 4 25 107 na 1 OS i 12 r.n '.24 33 UHtli. 204 1294 :o?. 128* (.'Inning. MM. Arkeil 11> A lCJ 94 :o* 04 1204 53 a S3 ?S jj ?4 1204 53 S23 ' SIS 1031 104 103} pfd. -out. pfd. Y . . . si 12 114 1 U SI 4 12 I 15 48 U ltii '?'4 34 1 204 534 S2 4 2oa 98 9K 1S1 il?*? Stork.. Open. IIlKh. I.ow 200 Kansas City So., com... 204 500 L.t)hlKh Valley 129 l,lKK?lt and flyers, com. ... LiKKCtt and Myers, pfd. ... l.orlllard Tobacco, com l,orlllard Tobacco, pfd Louisville and Nashville. ..._ 100 Miami Copper P?5 Mo., Kan. and Texas 100 Missouri Pacific 200 National Biscuit ....... 1 30U Now Haven 53 300 New York Central 82a N. Y., Out. and Western. ... 200 Norfolk and Western... 9S Northern Pacific Pacific Mall 7 00 Pennsylvania People's Gas ... P. C. C. and St. I*., com PittsbutKh Coal, com Pressed Steel Car ??? lly. Steel SpririK, com 4,200 Iteudinu 140? 1424 140R Hepuhllc Iron and Steel Kepublic 1. ami S., pfd .v00 Kock Island i 100 Hock Island, pfd 11 Seaboard Air Line, com Seaboard Air Line, St. l.ouis-Southw., SI OS!;-Sheffield r00 Southern Pacific . Southern Hallway Southern ltailway. Standard Oil of N. Tcnn. Copper 400 Texas Pacific 1,300 l.'nion Pacific t*. S. Cast Iron Pipe, com ... United CiKar Store.*, new. ... I'nlted States Kubber 2,000 l.'nlted States Steel 4S C. S. Steel, pfd Utah Copper Va.-Car. Chemical ... ??? Va.-Car. Chemical, pfd ... ??? Wabash Wabash, pfd ? 200 Western t'nloii 574 SJt 574 ??? 4 Tolal sales for day, 23,332 shares. Total sales for week (five days), 492,9(52 shares. 2?J 22 12S I2SJ 207 4 209 ... 115 ... 170 . . . Ill 115 17 95 10 123 54 / S3 214 99 1 00 21 1034 103$ 115 lit; r.t; s9 15 334 34 20 23 I41j) 141 SI 18 ""a 11 104 114 114 48 224 814 201 30a 111 1 1 4 R 74 41 48 104 471 S2 4 1 I 5S LI02 311 12 114a 9 .44 fih 4K 1 05 IS 17 854 January 10 25 10 1". 10 3". 10 4" May . :o ?? io :o :o SHORT RIBS?Per 100 lbs. January ... 10 15 10 It 10 1-5 10 25 May 10 ;o '?) 10 47 '0 '/) Cash grain: Wheat. No. 2 red. l.'CUfl 12V?: Ni?. hard. 12*'i; No. Northern. 128. Corn. No. yellow. CT*?'<i?>SS out*. standard, ?V" ? ji, RICHMOND CiKAIN MARKET. Richmond. Va , December 26. '.9!t WHOLESALE QUOTATIONS OX 'CHANGE. j WHEAT-?:*r lota. No 2 red. Western ft 1 25 | No. 2 red, Virginia n 12! I No. 3 red 1 10 a Virginia. Imc lota C C W 1 15 CuKN-C?i Ion | No. white 74 It No 3 white 73 it No .'mixed <it 73 i N<i 3 mixed 'a 7; Virginia. bdK lots, white 73 *u 75 | Corn on the cob 7'* '? 73 I ?JATy?Car iota. No. 2 mixed <ij OS No. 3 inlx^d ?2 'a No. 2 white 'a 54H ' No. 3 white 13 ft j Winter seed, bag lots fc) fe 65 ISYK?C?r lots No. 2 rye ? I JJ No J rye i K it Virginia. bag lota.. 1 03 ^ 1 06 1 KK IIMOMI HAY MAItKKT. Richmond. Vs.. December :Sit Following are the quotations on the Klch- ' riiond Hay Kxch&nfe: No 1 timothy <d 1? CO | No. 2 timothy & 1? B0 ' No 3 timothy tt 15 M 1.1 g h t clover, mixed IS &<) No I clover, mixed b 15 00 No. 2 clover, mixed.. 14 50 0 No. 1 ? lover 17 00 tt No. 2 clover 14 00 Q . >amoie hav nominal i STH A W ? Coir.pi eased 10 &> V Looae-pressed. large bates.. . 5i II 5<) 5 H L'l'KS?Compressed '.1 M <a ( Loose-presaed. large bales.... 11 00 'd Mil.1.FEED. Shlpatuff. winter Sj ;7 M j liran. winter ... 25 ? <ti Shlpatuff. spring 25 JO <&' Hran. spring ?(? 25 W 4 lll('A<.4) 1.1 VK STUCK MAItKKT. ! CHIOAHO. December ?Hogs. higher;! bulk rA'^ll7..'0; light. l6.7Cnal7.2u: mixed, i 16 WKi|7..i: heavy. I6.VH*$7 2">. rough. |f.?ii fl |f.,!t5; plga. 15 "?0*1 $7.20. Cattle strong Na- j tlve steers. I V'ulII.'X. Wenern. I'.-VnlVlO; j cows and helfer?. tl.'S. '?! l?>j; calves. I'.'/Hi UO.l'J Sheep. strong Sheep. $5.4*. Ill ?;.S0; yearlings. J6.7v?i$7i5. I.ambs. I6.7i''i|>.75 ? ItH'H.MOND I.IVK STOCK MARKET. | (Sales at Union Stock Yards i ' Richmond. Vn . December 26. ISll | Rest steers. ~li to 8; medium to good, : to 7*?: common to fair. 5V- to 6: best heifers. ! 6 to sSj; medium to good. 5VJ to 0; common ' to fair. IV* to 5; best cow a. 5V? to medium j to good, 4'i to "., i otnmon to fair, .1 to 4; best oxen, 6 to tVa; common to fair. 4 to 5l?; j bent bulls. *t-j to 6; veals, h to 1>; dleks. 5 to t>; j cows and calves. $50 to |C0; best hogs. 7'?; J light. 7 to 7>4; sows and stags, 4'? to 6l.v; best j sheep; 3 to ><: medium to good. 4'/* to 5V,?; ? common to fair, 31* to 4'j; lambs, 7 to S. MISCELLANEOUS MARKETS. I NAVAL STORES. . SAVANNAH. OA. December ."C.-Navil , stores market closed to-day I DKY HOODS. NEW YORK. December; ?Nearly all the leading primary dry goods houses were closed to-day. I Weekly Cotton Hoods Review. NEW YORK, December In some direr- I tions cotton goods markets have stiffened a j little. Discounts on wide sheeting have been i shortened 2ij per cent, and some lines o! j bleached cottons have advanced 'nC a yard. Wide print cloths are firmer, and mills are less willing to accept current bids for con- i tracts to begin in July. One of the leading Eastern lines of staple ginghams has been priced at 61, for the i coming season, which is but '? cent decline from the top of the year, and all llnea of Eastern dress ginghams for spring are being held firmly at old prices. There has been i a fair amount of buying of prints and per cales. One of the most satisfactory features has been the receipt of shipping instructions for j goods for China About 1.W0 bales of stand- , aril drills have been sold for shipment to ' India and about 1.00) bales of various con- I strurtlons for sheetings for Hed Sea ports. J A few small Chinese orders also came in ; Southern hosiery mills making cotton bundle I socks. have received orders for 2,0</>.0<XI j pairs for export. Prices on cotton goods are quoted as fol- I lows: l'rlnt cloths. 2^-lnch. f. 1x61s, _>?? cents; j t'.lxWs. 2^i cents; 3SVa-lncli. 61x64s. 3T? cents; ' Southern broad sheetings. standards. 6>t cents; denims, 9-ounce. 12'? cents: tickings, H-ouncc. 12'? cents; staple glnghnnts. fii; cents: staple prints. 4'/i cents; dress ging hams. !*?? cents. Reserve Bank Statement. WASHINGTON. December 26?The weekly statement of the twelve Federal reserve banks at the close of business December 24 shows a slight Increase In resetve deposits and a slight decrease In loans and dis counts. The statement follows: Keseurcts: Hold coin and certificates. |232.e&t.00d. I.egal tender notes, silver certificates and subsidiary coin. >2f?.74S,COO. Total. I25S.316.W0. Bills discounted and loans: Maturities within thirty days, |4.102.<?>. Maturities within sixty days, 12.750.000. Others, 11.700,000. Total. $8,552,000. All other reattrces $4,815.001. Total resources. I271.6S3.0,?. Liabilities: Capital paid In. I18.0n0.400. Reserve deposits. $2-49.786.000. Federal reserve notes in circulation (net nmount'i. I3.S47.000. Total liabilities, ?J71,6S3.00?. Hold reserve against -all liabilities. 91.7 per cent. <?'ash reserve against all liabilities, 101. S per cent. Knnh .Statement. NEW YORK. December 26.?The statement ' of the actual condition of clearing-house banks and trust companies for the week shows that they hold 1117.121.330 reserve In , excess of legal requirements. This Is a de- i crease of IN.176.780 from last week. Actual condition: Loans, etc.. $2.179.097.(*"j0; Increase, $711,000. Keserve In own vaults, |328.11G.OO). of which ! $:'59.624.0.> Is specie; decrease, 110.271.000. I Reserve In Federal reserve vaults. |9S,4K, 000: Increase, 13.186.000. ~ Roserve In other depositaries. 131,472,000; de crease, $215,000. Net demand deposits. $1,980,179,000; increase, ; $1,503,000. I Net time deposits. $93.43^000; decrease, | $378.0X>. Circulation, $52,567,W0; decrease. $4,261,0<W. Aggregate reserve. I458.3S7.000. Excess reserve, $117,121,200; decrease $8, 176,780. Summary of State banks and trust com fianles In Hreater New Vork, not Included n clearing-house statement: Loans, etc.. $561,887.100; Increase. $2,395,601. Specie, $42,688,300; Increase. $193,900. Legal tenders, $11,267,300; Increase, $9,500. Total deposits, $614,761,000; Increase, $3. 846.000. Hank cash reservo In vtiults. $11,222,800. Trust companies cash reserve In vaults, $43,732,800. ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION 1 BIG BUYER OF CASH WHEAT; I'm rrhniic I* Feature Which Hold* Market t l>?Thirty l.oniln TuKen for (iiilf. (Special to The Times-1 >ispatch. 1 ( CHICAGO- December 2G.?The feature of wheat towlay, which held the market ; up, was the purchase of a round lot j of rash article by the Rockefeller i-oun dation. Buyers held ofT In cash part of the day. hut they were eager to secure wheat late. Besides the round lot taken l?y the Rockefeller Founda tion. thirty loads were taken to go out via the Gulf. In all positions cash, wheat sales were 700.000 bushels. The wheat market readied new j ground to-day with December selling ^ up as high as 1-7 5-S, Mav at 130 5-8 | fi.'i-l. and July at 121 1-2. There are many ardent believers in wheat. Some of them tar this Brain will reach 51.?0. 1 with th? war continuing for a few months longer, possibly higher. . . . conservative advance the opinion the> , are unable to see where any direct pressure may be brought upon the wheat market at Chicago or anywhere else. These men are among the largest, purchasers of futures, and they are the staunchest supporters of prices win? | support is needed. They believe that while there may be recessions fromi; time to time, these declines will be onlv momentary, and that any buying will cause price reactions and advances.; Western receipts of wheat last week were a little linger than the previous week at 7.6HO.OOO bushels, and they j were considerably larger than the cor responding week u yeur !iko. Net ad vances for wheat at Chicago to-day were 1 1-4 to 1 5-Sc. Those in the corn market who were short that grain, and expected that prices would ease otY somewhat, faileu to remember that feeding would be. freer and that the offerings by the j country would be smaller, and the de-, liveries to the railways be lifiht be-j cause of the low temperatures. Rest- i ing spots for the day showed net gains of 1 3-< to 1 7-S. Oats were higher, but proved a slow , second to corn. There was less new outside buying. t'ash sales were 200.-; 000 bushels. i Provisions were helped some by the 1 strong hoj; and grain market, and ad vanced under a fairly good general j ? utside demand. ! Packers were among the early sell-_ ers. and most of the offerings at the improved prices were in the way of , realizing. Curb Trading l<i Hull. NKW YORK. December 26.?TrndiiiR on the curb to-dny wa? .lull ami without particular feature. There wax *nnie activity In tbc i mining group. but prices <1I<1 not show ma- I terial changes from the previous closing. GERMAN ATTACKS i ON EXTENDED LINE ARE DRIVEN BACK | (Continued from First Page). j Hnglish and French troops were re- j pulsed. i "The success of the battle with Kng- j lish and Indian contingents near St. 1 Hubert can be better judged to-day. | Nineteen o Ulcers and 81S men were taken prisoners, while fourteen ma chine guns, twelve mine-throwers and 1 other war material were captured. The enemy left more than S.ooo dead on the j Held. The Knglish asked for a eessa- j lion of hostilities to bury the dead. ; Our losses were comparatively small, j "Some minor engagements have > taken place at I.ihons, southwest of ; Amiens, and at Tracy-le-\ale, north east of Compiegne, we captured 300 ? prisoners. ' j "in the Vosges, south of Diedol ?hauser, and in upper Alsace, west of Seiinheim. and also at a point to the I southwest of Altklrch tiiere were small I engagements yesterday, but the situa- j tion remains unchanged. The even- j ing of December 20 a French airman j threw nine bombs on a certain small j village. No troops were stationed at this place; there was only a hospital, | which was plainly marked. No damage j of consequence was done. In reply to | this aerial attack, and also the throw- | ing of bombs on the open town of h rei- ! burg, which is not defended and out- j side the zone of operations, German ; airmen threw medium-sized bombs into j the outskirts of Nancy. ^ j "Russian attacks in the' vicinity of , Lotzen have been repulsed, and we took 1,000 prisoners. In North Po land, to the east of the Vistula, the ! situation remains unchanged. We have ceased our attacks on the Hzura River. On the right bank of the Pllica. to the southeast of Tomaszow, our offensive has been successful. Further to the south the situation remains un changed." VIEWS AND NEAR VIEWS; HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS (Continued ^rom Second Page.) Industrial Section do that kind of thing, and it may be tliat this Hruns wick County farmer, living on a rural delivery route, docs not always read the Industrial Section, which is a part, an important part, of the g?e:tt Sun dr.v Times-1 Hspatch. fnlifornln \rxt Vrnr, A correspondent wants to know all about the Virginia exhibit at the Pan ama ICxposltlon to be pulled o(T some where .in California next year; what kind of an exhibit Virginia will have and what it will cost to go there and s?-e it and all the other exhibits, and a whole lot of othei Information. This correspondent, more considerate than some others, kindly incloses a two-cent stamp for a reply. A reply has been mailed him under his own stamp, and in effect it is simply this: Head The Times-Dispatch and other newspapers for general information along the lines you refer to. If direct and specific in formation is more than you can get by the above method is absolutely nec essary you might make inquiry of \V. W . Raker, Mallsboro, Va. He will prob ably write you what a loose kind of a lunatic you are. lit has a way of speaking out in meetin". a way not al wuys allowed to newspaper men. I. B. 11. writes: "Please say to your readers that winter pears should be stored the same as winter apples, and when any or all of them are needed to use. they should be put in a warm, dark room and this will ripen them. Where young orchards are kept per fectly clean by cultivation, there Is seldom much injury sustained from mice during the winter. The quality of the market lamb de pends largely upon the first four weeks of its life. (Jive it a good boost then lie will, with reasonably good care, prove very satisfactory at market time Same Mere in Kirhmimd. An Atlanta paper under the headline. "An ? f?4 Nickel." says: <iot one in your pocket? I.ook at it. Twen ty years of circulation have worn it smooth. $ Join the Christmas Savings Society of tlie llroniltvfly Hank Now! li means a merrier Christmas next year! Choose the amount you wish to*, start with, as fol lows: Deposit 2c, increasing 2c each week. Deposit 5c, increasing Sc each week. Deposit I'i'ic each week. Deposit 50c each week. Deposit $1.00 each week. Kithcr amount selected will give you a snug sum when you need It most. Stnrtu Decenilier USth. CIonck I'Vlirunry InI. Call or write for further in formation and join TO-DAY. BROADWAY National Bank Fifteenth nnd Main Street*. .Member Federal Iteiserve llnnk. $ Place Your January Dividends In One or More of Our SIX PER CENT. CERTIFICATES Issued in Denominations of $50.00, $100.00, $500.00 and $1,000.00 Interest January and July. Fidelity Loan and Savings Co. (Incorporated) Chamber of Commerce Building. CAPITAL $100,000.00 RESOURCES ..$427,000.00 Member American Bankers' Association. When that nhkH was new It w.i < k"o<l for' oil* street our rlik iit Atlanta. Sow that It Ih worn It *1111 is worth her? in Atlanta one street ear rld.c Kvervthlnjf'"? koiio up except your street ?<?r rhl.e TliHt'M cheaper than It wa* when your l??l nickel wax ? olnoil. Two ?!??? mlPK l?av brought you hotter, faster ami iiivn* comfortable cars greater transfer privlU'KC!>. miles ami miles of now tra' k that ilMn't exist then. Your !V'I nickel > pays your fare In between any two of > , scurf or more extremities of the Atlanta street railway nystfm. BUILDING OPERATIONS FOR THE GOOD YEAR AHEAD' (f'ontlnucd from Second I *!?>???. > man, knows a good thing when ho s?*<'s it. He had little or no trouble in organizing the company that is to' make this magnificent ten-story apart- i ment house at the corner of Fifth ami ? I race Streets. The plans have beep all completed through C'arncal a Johnson, the well known arehitoets. and their plan of the building has heen accepted by the syndicate. The call for bids on the huildliiK is now open to contractors, and there is no doubt of the fact that all ol the contracts will be signed, sealed and delivered before the new year dawns. The plan of the architects calls for the expenditure of $I50.0<?0 for the building alone, and it is distinctly un derstood that it shall be fireproof ami modern in all respects, with all of the elevator, heating, fireproof, and other arrangements that pertain to a mod ern. twentieth century apartment house. The arrangements have b?rn made for the commencement of the building early in the new year, ami its completion in good time for occu pancy the I'm st of September next. RICHMOND TRUST 8c SAVINGS ^COMPANY. Main ntitl Seventh ISN'T THIS THE While you are , summing tip the business affairs of the closing year, isn't this the time to have .1 tiionirht about your estate in the ??vent of death? It is our business to administer wills, to act as guardian or trustee, ami. if de sired, to Join with some person you may care to name ts co-admlnistrator. Our attorneys lraw the will, free'of expense to you. One Million Dollars Capital HENRY 5. HUTZLER & CO. SOLIClt YOUR PATRONAGE nes of CENER^t- BANKING. MLLOWED ? y ON,:. ^ AiV.tiN:<S;.S ? ACCOU NTS. First National Bank MAIN AND NINTH. Capital and Surplus Deposits Resources Over . $ 3,000,00? . 13,375,000 . 20,000,000 Established 1865. Surplus, $1,000,000.00. We Often Hear Men jocularly remark that, their wives would be better' off financially if they (the husbands) were dead. Wonder how many of these men know what their wives would get if they should die without a will! Mow many of those who think they know have failed to take advantage of the opportunities offered by a strong trust company as executor! Perhaps we could help you solve some of the problem? that perplex you. Confidential interviews invited without obligation on your part. % Dominion Trust Co. Ninth and Main Streets, Itichinond, Va. ^ Strongest Trust Company in the South Atlantic States iksssmmsssBsmmsmmsssmm Our Fourth Year Xmas Savings Club Starts Monday, December 28, 1914 ONLY THREE WEEKS IN WHICH TO JOIN. memkersiup hoi ls close satcrday, jan. i?, 1015. Throe years ago the Richmond Hank and Trust Company originated the Xmas Savings Club for this city, the plan embracing; regular weekly savings, rang ing from le to $5.00. The idea was a pronounced success from the very start. OUR RECORD No. Accounts Amount Saved First Year. 1912 4,01(J $ 52,000.00 Second Year, 1913 7,519 150,000.00 Third Year 1914 - - - 8,023 180,000.00 YOU PAY IN ('hiss 2 Class 2-A Class ."? Class o-A Class 15 Class C Class I) First Week .. .02 .OS .05 $2.45 .25 .50 $1.00 Second Week. .04 .90 .10 2.40 .25 .o0 1.00 Third Week . .00 .94 .15 2.35 .25 .50 1.00 Fourth Week. .OS .1)2 .20 2.30 .25 .50 1.00 And so on for f>!? r?Sl?"n ??" *24.60 $24.50 $l>I .25 $01.25 $12.25 $24.50 $49.00 mall you our check for Plus 3 Per Cent Interest. JOIN ONE OH ALL OF Till: CLASSICS. IIAYE EVERY MEMHER OF YOl'H FAMILY JOIN. AN EASY AND SIRE WAY TO HAVE MONEY FOR CHRISTMAS. Open Until 3 P. M. on Saturdays Richmond Bank and Trust Co. Northwest Cor. Main and 11th Streets "The Original Xinas Savings Rank." "We Lead, Others Follow.* ?